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On the map: New Midrise joins Queensway indie scene

Curio’s 207 suites range from studios to three bedrooms.
Curio's Room 207 Suites range from studios to three bedrooms. Photo credit: Marlin Springs and DAMAC Properties

With a new sales center set up in a former auto parts warehouse and a busy Costco store walking south, you might be forgiven for thinking it's the new Curio of the South. Etobicoke Midrise is a bland suburb.

"If you really explore Queensway and go down some of the side streets, you'll find a lot of very interesting independent shops, breweries and restaurants," says Erin. says. Mr. Millar is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Marlin Spring where he is developing his 10 story project at 801 The Queensway in collaboration with DAMAC Properties.

 Two blocks west, for example, The Pie Commission puts a gastronomic twist on savory British pies made from scratch. I am adding Just east of Costco is the Great Lakes Brewery, whose patio with picnic tables provides a sunny spot to sample craft beers. And for Curio residents looking for a more whimsical store than her nearby IKEA store, her two showrooms at the Singing Lady Consignment Emporium feature used furniture, homewares, jewelry, and garden décor. Goods are scattered.

The Curio site on Queensway, between Royal York and Islington, is a cluster of condos further west around Zola His Avenue, a sold-out tailor's location in Marlin Springs. I am drawing a line with. The project and two more of his undeveloped sites they hold — Millar says the project could benefit from the familiarity of its developers with the region. “Having done several projects in the area, we have been able to understand who our buyers are and what they are looking for. We are getting a lot of interest from renters who are looking to buy a property.It's great that buyers want to stay in an area that they know, appreciate and love in their neighborhood."

46} The Mason Studio-designed suites feature nine-foot ceilings, private outdoor space and custom kitchens.
Mason Studio-designed suites feature soaring nine-foot ceilings and a private outdoor setting. Space and custom he kitchen. Photo by Photo courtesy of Marlin Springs and DAMAC Properties

Marlin Spring used feedback from Taylor to "curio an even better unit." I did," he says Millar. From studio to three-bedroom, Mason Studios-designed Curio's 207 suites feature nine-foot ceilings, balconies, terraces or patios with sliding or swinging doors, custom kitchens, and quartz countertops and undercarriages. Features a bathroom with mounted sink. "There are many window-walled bedrooms," he adds Millar.

Graziani & Corazza's architect has created many private outdoor spaces using steps back from his Queensway, starting on the 7th floor. Meanwhile, amenities include bicycle parking, a pet washing area, a Mason Studio-designed party he room and lounge, a wellness center with exercise, cardio, and weight training spaces, and an outdoor terrace with dining and barbecue areas.

That her ground floor is reserved for retail residents expected to contribute to Queensway's indie business scene. Millar explains:

Suites he from the mid-$500,000 range. For more information, visit the Curio Sales Center at 801 The Queensway or visit

Amenities include a wellness centre with exercise, cardio and weight-training areas.
Amenities include exercise, cardio and weights. The wellness center includes a training area. Photo by Photo courtesy of Marlin Springs and DAMAC Properties

Three things

Home to 3.1 hectares of Queensway Park From two lighted ball diamonds and tennis courts, a small multi-purpose building with kitchen and changing rooms, a children's playground and an outdoor ice rink with winding skating trails. 8 Dr. Avon Park

As an after-park snack, Toms hard to beat his Daily Freeze. An old-fashioned dairy bar that has been in business since 1969, serving sundaes, floats, frozen he yogurt, milkshakes, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, souvlaki and more.630 The Queensway

Said to be Canada's oldest independent arts-focused public high school, students attend dance, theater, film and music bands at the Etobicoke School of the Arts. You can major in Or Strings, Musical Theater, or Contemporary Art. 675 Royal York Road

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