The stately residences of Alexandra Gate are conveniently located where the bustle of Yonge Street transitions into the luxury houses of Lytton Park, at the midpoint between the shopping districts of Avenue Road, Lawrence Avenue and Eglinton Avenue. Erected in 2001on the site of a former branch of the Royal Conservatory of Music, this boutique mid-rise was designed with smaller families in mind — especially retirees looking to downsize from a house without leaving this desirable neighbourhood.
Alexandra Gate's distinctive brick, cut stone and stucco building broke with the trend in residential projects of the era by adding a level of retail at street level, following the pattern of mixed-use mid-rise buildings in Paris and London. This strong addition to Yonge Street life was quickly lauded as an excellent example of a main street residential building: the City of Toronto featured Alexandra Gate on the cover of its Official Plan in the late 1990s, citing it as a model of healthy and appropriate intensification on the city’s main streets.
Inside, the 31 spacious suites, finished with hardwood flooring and fully equipped kitchens, range from roughly 900 to 1,600 square feet. High-end interiors feature ample glazing, including floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the generous open-concept floor plans with daylight. Large open terraces and covered balconies offer views overlooking the neighbourhood's tree-lined streets, while underground parking and storage lockers complete each unit. With its combination of convenience and comfortable living, it's no surprise that Alexandra Gate's resale values have shot up in recent years.