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With particular attention towards sustainable design, Ontario builder Devron Developments is set to launch The Vanguard, a new high-rise mixed-use community near the corner of Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue.

On a prime strip of land at 7089 Yonge Street, the developer is moving forward with plans for The Vanguard, a 25-storey residential tower anchored by a commercial podium at grade with 12,000 square feet of retail.

In both scope and scale, The Vanguard, which is poised to stand tall at 7089 Yonge Street, will become a landmark in a rapidly growing area while also including a wide array of green features inside and out.

Outside, there will be a public park and a 7,000-square-foot terrace. The latter will be a secluded retreat bordered by a thick row of tall trees and outfitted with community gardens, an outdoor culinary centre, dining space, and a sprawling lawn. The former will blend with the predominantly low-rise surrounding community.

To help fuel residents’ electric cars, The Vanguard’s ground level will be outfitted with EV chargers as well as Tesla Destination Chargers. It’s the first time the Tesla Motors technology has been included in a development anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area.

“Not only will the chargers add great value for our residents long term as consumers move to embrace electric vehicles, but Tesla’s commitment to quality, future mindedness and its leadership in sustainability are traits that we admire and share,” says Pouyan Safapour, Devron’s chief operations officer, in a statement.

Even the in-house private fitness centre helps work towards Devron’s eco-conscious goals. Whenever someone uses one of the exercise bicycles found there, they’ll be generating energy that will feed the main power grid.

With all this in mind, it makes sense that The Vanguard will achieve gold LEED certification, which is based on third-party inspection of the sustainability of the site’s development, water savings, energy efficiency, and the quality of the indoor environment, and materials.

In addition to thinking sustainably with material choices, Devron Developments has shown an eye for design. The striking facade is made of limestone and pre-cast concrete, punctuated with two-tone glass treatments.

Units at The Vanguard by Devron Developments will range in size from 522 to 1,379 square feet, meaning there are larger suites that can easily accommodate families. For entertainment, the community will also include a theatre room and library.

For more information about The Vanguard as it becomes available, register online at vanguardto.com.

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