Gentle density comes to Scarborough by the lake

For years, Scarborough’s Birch Cliff has been touted as one of the city’s next up-and-coming neighbourhoods; even former Toronto chief city planner Jennifer Keesmat and real estate developer Brad Lamb have singled it out as a good place to invest. Part of the appeal is that the area is close to transit — the Danforth GO and Victoria Park TTC stations are nearby [...]

Modern townhomes for east Toronto’s historic Birch Cliff community

Bonnie Burak and Scott Hizaka expected to buy a small fixer-upper as their first family home a few years down the road. But those plans went out the window when a new door opened unexpectedly. By chance, they spotted the presentation centre of a new development of modern townhomes in east Toronto’s historic Birch Cliff neighbourhood last summer. It was then that home ownership became an immediate possibility for the couple [...]

Core Development Bringing a Pair of Projects to Scarborough's Birch Cliff

Toronto's Birch Cliff neighbourhood appears on the brink of a mini condo boom as the southern Scarborough community draws in investment with competitive land prices. Core Development Group is leading the charge to bring new housing to the established low-rise neighbourhood, with one project already under construction and another on the way that both aim to respect the local context while contributing much-needed housing [...]

Core Development hunts infill sites in and around GTA

Corey Hawtin founded Core Development Group six years ago as a subsidiary of his North York-based Mazenga Building Group to exploit infill property opportunities that don’t fit the parent company’s model.

Core’s focus is on finding these properties in the Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe areas of Ontario and building low-, mid- and high-rise residential buildings, some with commercial [...]

Ground Breaking Kicks Off Construction for Birchcliff Urban Towns

Scarborough's Birch Cliff neighbourhood is getting a modern townhome development, with construction now officially begun at Core Development Group's Birchcliff Urban Towns. The development at 1665 Kingston Road, just west of Birchmount, will bring multiple three-storey townhome blocks to the neighbourhood, with architecture by RAW Design [...]

City living with a side of nature

Downtown: a 20-minute drive. Bluffer’s Park: 15 minutes by bicycle. The Beach: a 30-minute walk. Lake Ontario: far as the eye can see. “Close enough, far enough” could well be the slogan for Birchcliff Urban Towns, a new collection of 52 townhomes on Kingston Rd., just east of Warden Ave. [...]

Beyond the Beaches

If you want a Beaches home, without the accompanying price-tag you might just have to cast your eyes a bit further east. The Birch Cliff neighbourhood, a pocket on top of the western part of the Scarborough Bluffs, is one such area. And Bryan Nykoliation, the president of Core Development Group, is so excited about it his company bought three pieces of land there [...]

Stacked townhomes on sale

Business was brisk last weekend on opening day of the sales presentation centre for the new low-rise stacked townhomes development located on the southeast corner of Kingston Rd. and Birchcliff Ave. The development, called Birchcliff Urban Towns, is a project of Core Development Group and consists of 52 stacked townhouses ranging from one to three bedrooms and priced from around $550,000 to $800,000 [...]

Crosstown traffic

It's no secret that the coming Eglinton Crosstown LRT has been attracting developers to the uptown Toronto avenue like wasps to a fruity summer cocktail. There's heaps of money to be made providing TTC-accessible living space to young professionals and their families; people who, at this point, can only aspire to buy a "real" home, especially in such pricey eastbound neighbourhoods as Sherwood Park and Leaside [...]

Chic Interiors Create Contemporary Vibe at Core Modern Homes

In September, UrbanToronto took notice of the very modern exteriors of Core Modern Homes, a new urban townhome development in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood. The seven homes, designed by Batay-Csorba Architects for Core Development Group and Mazenga Building Group, are adding very contemporary vibe to Eglinton Avenue a couple blocks west of Bayview, and we returned recently to see how the inside of the homes stack up [...]

Core Development Group

Core Development Group is a Toronto based developer which benefits from years of experience in the industry. In fact, their founder and CEO, Corey Hawtin, comes from old developer stock, and is the third generation of real estate developers in his family. He has been surrounded by the real estate development industry, and has learned the ins and outs of building successful real estate projects in Toronto [...]