Let’s Talk Architecture With IBI, the inspired designers behind K-Square

Undeniably one of the largest architecture firms in the world with over 2,600 employees in 62 offices worldwide, IBI Group is creating a smarter urban future by blending the best of the past with modern innovations from around the globe. Their expertise in breathtaking and sustainable buildings that impress will be on display at K-Square Condos.

According to Director and Sr. Practice Lead at IBI Group, Gianni Ria, “The developer Kingdom Canada understands the market and they offer the purchaser one of the top quality offerings available on the market.”

From the first, the architecture of KSquare has been designed to explore its environment through a holistic approach, creating a wonderful compatibility between the street level activities and the building’s dazzling amenity spaces glimpsed through abundant glass windows.

KSquare Condos consists of two striking towers sitting atop a podium base. Architecturally, the treatment of the podium on the southern portion creates a backdrop to the park that extends from the west entrance, all the way to the east side of the building. The park covers over 1/2 an acre of parkland and green space, with dedicated pedestrian pathways that allow residents to enjoy nature right on their doorstep.

Accentuating the fluidity in the design, the twin towers feature full width wraparound balconies for the magnificent corner suites, available in 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom layouts, at opposing corners for a façade characterized by sweeping lines of grace and elegance.

At the opposing corners, strategically-placed balconies capitalize on the spectacular vistas, on multiple suite designs, allowing residents to experience both luxurious indoor and outdoor living.

The 8th Floor is home to the wide array of amenities exclusively for KSquare residents. Aside from the modern Gym and Fitness Centre, Yoga Studios and the centerpiece Work/Study Library with private Sports Bar, residents will also enjoy the landscaped Rooftop Garden featuring two private BBQ areas, alfresco dining area as well as relaxing lounge chaises for quiet enjoyment of this garden in the sky.

The streetscape will come alive with approximately 4,000 sf. of planned retail space that will add convenience to all residents at KSquare Condos.

KSquare’s renowned architects, IBI Group brings decades of experience in designing successful high-rise residential buildings. With that experience also comes the notion that architectural design trends come and go very fast. The architectural design of K-Square is proudly classic, distinctive and it will last the test of time.

Let’s Talk Aesthetics with K-Square’s Interior Designer

Reowned commercial and residential interior design firm, Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting is the name behind the stunning interiors at some of the GTA’s most coveted condominium developments. These days, their focus is on bringing that same inspired expertise to K-Square Condos where the firm was given the opportunity to expand their design concepts and have a lot of fun with them.

“They have pushed us to do that,” says President & Co-Founder of Tomas Pearce, Melandro Quilatan, “Kingdom Developments wanted something that would be talked about, something that the residents would be proud to photograph and post on social media.”

The interiors at K-Square are inspired by the concept of community and bringing residents together, coupled with a desire to bring movement into the expansive common areas. High quality in every aspect was also a fundamental principle, and the result can be seen throughout the building’s interiors.

On the ground floor, the lobby space is divided into two wings that they call the water lounge and the fire lounge. “With its tremendous wonderful height, it’s just like a huge gallery. We’re really exciting about a kinetic installation of a video wall. And the dimensions are staggeringly large,” Tomas adds.

Green building is important to Kingdom Developments so, on a decorative level, the designers were careful to choose fabrics, draperies, area carpets and toss cushions for practicality and durability, but also to meet LEED standards for green living.

The team was given the freedom to come up with something that nobody’s seen here before. The 7th Floor amenity space was divided into 3 zones, all connected but with retractable walls so residents can reconfigure the space. There’s a private dining zone, a bar/sports lounge, and a 10,000 sq.ft. library and study area. K-Square will be home to Toronto’s largest private condo library, for which the design team has created a sculptural environment out of millwork. The library design flows like a French curve, with seating in the centre surrounded by a tree-like feature that rises up out of the ground to create a warm wooden canopy to sit underneath.

Commenting on the one-of-a-kind luxury lifestyle being offered at K-Square, Senior Designer, Brian Woodrow says, “I think living here would be very exciting. The overall building, the two towers stretched over the podium, allows for a lot of interaction at the social level. It’s designed in such a way that you can just walk in and interact. There’s the library space and the sports bar, which is always open. You don’t have to book it, you can just go in and see if your friends are there or make friends in there. It’s a different way to live.”

Leading the GTA for best schools is… Scarborough!

Living in a good school district that can give your kids a great start and the very best chance in life with a good education is every parents’ dream. Close to shops, community centres, places of worship, public transit and all the other amenities for successful family life, making your home at K-Square is also a smart choice when it comes to your childrens’ schools.

Scarborough leads the GTA with world-class primary, secondary and post-secondary education. Nearby Inglewood Heights Junior Public scores 8 out of 10 on performance, and if you choose to go private, you can drive 2 minutes to Ellington Montessori School offering an CCMA-accredited Montessori experience from Nursery to Grade 8.

Just a 5-minute drive from K-Square, Agincourt Collegiate Institute ranks in the top 5 percentile in the province and sits at #33 in the Fraser Institute ranking of all schools across the country. These are just a few of the excellent schools ranging from elementary all the way to higher educational institutions within minutes of your new home at Kennedy and Sheppard.

Few neighbourhoods are as well served with top colleges in the area. Send your young college student to Centennial College Progress, home to their School of Business and Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts among others, and they will delight you with their cooking skills and friendly attitude, maybe. Seen as one of the most multicultural institutions, Centennial is the number one college choice for International students in Canada.

When University of Toronto opened their Scarborough campus, a Top 4 university with a unique experiential slant, arrived in the neighbourhood. Approximately 14,000 students study at Scarborough campus, which offers the university’s only co-op program as well as an incredibly successful startup incubator known as The Hub, helping students and recent alumni launch successful business ideas.

Whether yours is a brand new young family with infants, or you have teenaged kids who need to get the skills and qualifications to set out on their career path, K-Square in Scarborough is a class act, offering quality schools for all ages and levels right on the doorstep.

The Highlights. Live or invest at K Square Condominiums

A prestigious new address is coming to Kennedy Central. A stunning new development that will connect residents to the best of the vibrant community around it. A community that is friendly, connected, dynamic, economically stable, poised for growth and beautifully green. This is the new benchmark of city living. This is KSquare. 

GREEN SPACE 
All city dwellers yearn for balance and a reprieve from their busy lives. KSquare Condos is in the centre of some of the most beautiful parkland in the GTA with 37 acres of green space within minutes of home. You’ll enjoy plenty of time biking, walking, playing and running around the trails, ravines, manicured gardens, fields and playgrounds of nearby Metrogate Park, Collingwood Park, Glamorgan Park, the Scarborough Bluffs and others. 

BUSINESS 
Scarborough is one of the most dynamic growth areas in the GTA, with several major projects in the pipeline and provincial plans to invest billions of dollars in new transit, roads, parks and other infrastructure. Residents will have an option to work closer to home with head offices, major retail, transit expansions and a diverse workforce right outside their door. 

COMMUNITY 
Scarborough is a great place to invest in your family’s future. With excellent elementary and secondary schools nearby, several places of worship, lots of recreational opportunities, easy access to shopping, transit and loads of parks and playgrounds, there is no question as to why 53% of the residents here are married couples with children. 

TRANSIT 
KSquare Condos is connected and convenient, offering easy transportation options to work, shopping, entertainment and amenities. Whether it’s by subway, GO transit, LRT or Viva, you are just minutes away from your destination. Connecting to downtown is just so easy with a 20-minute walk to the Agincourt GO Station and a 4-minute drive to Highway 401. 

ENTERTAINMENT 
Scarborough is exciting. This vibrant urban neighbourhood is filled with great options for entertainment. Shopping, dining, seeing a show or attending a local festival are all close by for you and your family to enjoy your leisure time. 

With plenty of diverse and dynamic amenities for its residents, a cool urban streetscape animated by retail and public space, seamless travel connections across the GTA, 37 acres of greenspace and a stable economy poised for growth. Now is the time to invest in KSquare.

You want acres of green space in the city? No problem.

One of the most important components of a well-developed neighborhood are its green spaces. They not only provide a beautiful view, they also define the flavour of the area, bring neighbours together, build community, offer spaces for reflection and introspection, provide opportunities to commune with nature, create places for recreation for people of all ages, they also improve property value and promote health and wellness overall. 

K-Square Condos is in the centre of some of the most beautiful parkland in the GTA. Nature lovers will find 37 acres of green space within minutes of home including Metrogate Parks impeccably manicured gardens, Collingwood Park, Glamorgan Park and many other intimate parkettes perfect for reading, walking your four-legged best friend or enjoying a quiet moment to yourself. 

Glamorgan Park is a wonderful example of how parks can bring a community together. It boasts a brand-new volunteer built playground. Children from the nearby elementary school created a “wish list” and over 600 local volunteers made their dreams come true by spending the day installing new play structures, landscaping and painting colourful murals. 

Collingwood Park is the perfect spot for recreation. You’ll find tree-shaded swings and climbing towers to keep kids busy and active. It’s also a great spot to spark up an impromptu game of soccer on the wide-open field. Or perhaps go for a solo-run around the paved trails and enjoy the sounds of nature. Scarborough’s bird population attracts many birders for the variety of species that make this area home including red-winged blackbirds, black-capped chickadees, you will likely spot the gorgeous red of the northern cardinals and of course, the Toronto Blue Jay. 

Of course, if you want to venture a little ways away and make a day of it, with the new 175 Bluffers Park TTC Service right near K-Square, you can be at the awe-inspiring Scarborough Bluffs in minutes. Bike, hike or stroll along the nine parks of the Bluffs that line the incredible hills of the escarpment. Bring a pail and shovel and visit the sand beach for some afternoon castle building. Explore the stunning tree-lined paths or perhaps trek the series of Insta-worthy wooden bridges that lead you across beautiful aquifer ponds. There is so much to do and see at The Bluffs you certainly won’t run out of options. 

Anyway you choose to connect with nature, K Square Condos has you covered. 

What you should know about Scarborough’s economy

A prestigious new address is coming to Kennedy Central. A stunning new development that will connect residents to the best of the vibrant community around it. A community that is friendly, connected, dynamic, economically stable, poised for growth and beautifully green. This is the new benchmark of city living. This is KSquare.

KSquare Condos is in the heart of Kennedy Central in Scarborough, one of the most dynamic growth areas in the GTA and home to head offices, major retail, transit expansions and a diverse workforce. With several major projects in the pipeline and provincial plans to invest billions of dollars in new transit, roads, parks and other infrastructure. Now is the ideal time and this is the perfect place to invest!

Economic Development
Scarborough is a dynamic neighbourhood with a strong focus on job creation and the potential to welcome upwards of 40,000 new residents and 23,000 new jobs.

Work
Work close to home! With an 8.8% job growth rate since 2012, the area within 10 minutes from KSquare Condos has 61,450 jobs, an existing industrial base, increasing employment opportunities, and 10 million sq.ft. of office space. No wonder it has been chosen for the HQ of major international corporations like Toyota Canada, Telus, Bell Media and others.

Competitive Advantage
According to recent research, condos near Kennedy station recorded the lowest average price at $450 per sq.ft. vs downtown condos that range from $1,151 to $1,289 per sq.ft. Saving on your new condo means more money in your pocket to enjoy life.

Transportation
The Ontario Government has a $5.5 Billion Transit Plan and Highway 401 Improvements underway from Scarborough to Pickering. Including a 3-stop subway extension with stops at Lawrence East, Scarborough Town Centre and McCowan Road.

Poised For Growth
Scarborough is home to a cultural mosaic. Its competitive, diverse and connected economy is strong and poised to not only meet the changing economic conditions of the future but create exponential growth in the coming decades.

Style
And now at the intersection of Kennedy Rd. and Sheppard Ave., a spectacular new residential address will take pride of place. Two soaring towers rising above a multi-storey podium. Wavy bands of glass and steel making a distinct architectural statement. A cool urban streetscape animated by retail and public space. A prestigious new address that connects residents to the vibrant community around it. This is the new benchmark of city living. This is KSquare. Luxury Condos from $372,900

5 Reasons why K Square is perfect for you!

A prestigious new address is coming to Kennedy Central. A stunning new development that will connect residents to the best of the vibrant community around it. A community that is friendly, connected, dynamic, economically stable, poised for growth and beautifully green. This is the new benchmark of city living. This is KSquare.

GREEN SPACE
All city dwellers yearn for balance and a reprieve from their busy lives. KSquare Condos is in the centre of some of the most beautiful parkland in the GTA with 37 acres of green space within minutes of home. You’ll enjoy plenty of time biking, walking, playing and running around the trails, ravines, manicured gardens, fields and playgrounds of nearby Metrogate Park, Collingwood Park, Glamorgan Park, the Scarborough Bluffs and others.

BUSINESS
If a long commute is getting you down, consider K-Square Condos in Scarborough, one of the most dynamic growth areas in the GTA with provincial plans to invest billions of dollars in new transit, roads, parks and other infrastructure that will improve life and make getting around easier. Residents will also have the option to work closer to home with head offices, major retail, and a diverse workforce right outside their door.

COMMUNITY
Looking for a neighbourhood to put down roots? Scarborough is a great place to invest in your family’s future. With excellent elementary and secondary schools nearby, several places of worship, lots of recreational opportunities, easy access to shopping, transit and loads of parks and playgrounds, there is no question as to why 72% of the residents here are married couples with children.

TRANSIT
With the high cost of gas and insurance, it’s great to know that KSquare Condos is connected and convenient, offering easy transportation options to work, shopping, entertainment and amenities. Whether it’s by subway, GO transit, LRT or Viva, you are just minutes away from your destination. Connecting to downtown is just so easy with a 20-minute walk to the Agincourt GO Station and a 4-minute drive to Highway 401.

ENTERTAINMENT
Scarborough is exciting. This vibrant urban neighbourhood is filled with great options for entertainment. Shopping, dining, seeing a show or attending a local festival are all close by for you and your family to enjoy your leisure time..

With plenty of diverse and dynamic amenities for its residents, a cool urban streetscape animated by retail and public space, seamless travel connections across the GTA, 37 acres of greenspace and a stable economy poised for growth. Now is the time to invest in KSquare.

How you will spend summers in Scarborough

Scarborough is sensational in the summertime with many fun activities to keep you and the kids cool right around KSquare. Whether it’s getting out into nature or just experiencing the best of this vibrant urban neighbourhood, you will be spoiled for options.

These are our top five favourite summer activities in Scarborough:

1.SCARBOROUGH BLUFFS BEACH
You don’t have to get on a plane to experience beach-life. Just a short drive from K-Square you’ll find Bluffer’s Park Beach with a marina, parkland, swimming, fishing, and plenty of picnic areas for family-time. As a Blue Flag beach Bluffer’s Park meets strict standards for clean water, safety and services so you can swim or paddle or play to your heart’s content.
https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/parks-gardens-beaches/scarborough-bluffs/

2. SHOPPING
On scorching summer days sometimes you want to just stay in the comfortable air conditioning. Especially for the youngest and oldest members of your family. Agincourt Mall is a fun respite from the heat for folks of all ages. You’ll find all of your favourite brands under one roof for grownups and the Agincourt Mall Kids Club for your little ones with lots of summer events including face painters, caricature artists, balloon animals and more. http://agincourtmall.com/events/kids-club/

3. TORONTO ZOO SPLASH PAD
The Toronto Zoo has been entertaining and educating people for over 40 years now but one of our favourite activities doesn’t even include the over 5,000 incredible animals on site! Splash Island is a two-acre waterpark with slides, waterfalls, spouts, tipping buckets and cool mists that are guaranteed to keep the kids happy and entertained in the summer sun. With their relatively inexpensive family membership you can go every weekend.
http://www.torontozoo.com/DiscoveryZone/

4. COMMON GOOD BEER
What’s on tap? Fun! Craft beer enthusiasts will love visiting Common Good Brewery near K-Square Condos. This small batch brewery always has something delicious available for those who enjoy a nice, ice-cold pint in the summer. Or try a flight of their German Pilsners, pale, brown and red ales. It’s fun to watch them brew the beer right there on site!
http://commongoodbeer.com

5. SCARBOROUGH MUSEUM
Summer Evenings are really special at the nearby Scarborough Museum. These four lovely historical buildings are located along the winding garden pathways of nearby Thompson Memorial Park. They are gorgeous just on their own but every Tuesday – Saturday they host summer evening activities and entertainment on the grounds that are sure to be memorable.
https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/

However you want to enjoy your time, summer days are sure to be anything but lazy when you live at K-Square.

K-Square Connected and Convenient

K-Square is found in the heart of Scarborough, a diverse and lively urban area surrounded by lush parkland and animated by plenty of retail options and public spaces. Whether it’s by subway, GO transit, LRT or Viva, residents will discover that KSquare Condos is also both connected and convenient, offering easy transportation options to work, shopping, entertainment and amenities no matter how you choose to get around. 

WALK

With the exciting revitalization plan underway for nearby Agincourt Mall it will be easy to walk to the numerous shops and services there. The new pedestrian walkway, and eventually a new road under the CP Railway, will connect the new community to the neighbourhood.

GO Transit

You’ll be whisked away in comfort when you board the GO Train from the nearby Agincourt GO Station. You can expect to arrive at Union Station in only 30 minutes – less time than it takes to drive across town in bumper-to-bumper traffic.  Available GO bus service also delivers you to the York Region Viva from nearby Scarborough Town Centre or across the GTA. 

TTC

With a Transit Score of 70, choices abound to get around by TTC bus or subway, with multiple TTC routes right by your front door. A short bus ride connects you to shopping at Scarborough Town Centre, the future Scarborough Centre transit hub. Midland Subway station is a short bike ride away for downtown commuters. 

CAR

Unprecedented access to Highway 401 just east of the DVP/Highway 404 means that KSquare residents can hop on the highway and be downtown, at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, or heading north to cottage country in just minutes. 

A BRIGHT FUTURE

And the transportation options are only getting better. The Ontario Provincial Government is committed to build a subway extension to add 3 stops and a bus terminal. The 6.2km extension will eliminate the transfer at Kennedy and create a seamless journey throughout the subway system. As well, there are projected stations for SmartTrack and the Sheppard East LRT just outside your door at KSquare condos.