The news of Lower JCT. has been stirring quite a buzz on news and media outlets. Following the official press release, published by CNW on August 19th 2015, this feature has since been picked up by several pertinent and well-renowned sources including Yahoo! Finance, Morningstar, and Bloomberg Business.
Subsequently, the project announcement has inspired a number of articles further highlighting the merits of this up-and-coming development:
|An article in YellowPages NextHome draws parallels to the well-established neighbouring communities of Roncesvalles Village and The Junction. It also outlines all the ways in which this redevelopment project is going to help the City of Toronto meet a number of longstanding objectives, including the realignment of Perth Avenue, preservation of land for employment use, restoration of a designated heritage building, and remediation of a former brownfield site.|
|Ming Pao, a popular news publication with the largest Chinese readership in North America, spoke very highly of the project and featured a picture from the Big on Bloor Festival, where Castlepoint Numa was showcasing this development.|
|Inside Toronto followed up by interviewing Castlepoint’s development manager, Elsa Fancello, who was proud to say that Lower JCT. is “going to set the stage for a dynamic neighbourhood”, and Councillor Ana Bailão, who claimed that “I think it’s a really exciting time for our community.”|
|The Real Estate News Exchange provided an in-depth summary of the project plans, calling it a “community-friendly makeover”. The article delves into several key topics, including transit accessibility, Castlepoint’s strength in brownstone reclamation, the Auto Building preservation, and architectural & site plan considerations.|
|Daily Commercial News focused on redevelopment efforts, citing the fact that RioTinto Alcan recently completed the clean-up of contamination from the site’s industrial past, and that the future holds plans for 565,000 sq. ft. of office, retail, and commercial space, and 540,000 sq. ft. of residential housing.|
All of the articles made mention of the fact that Lower JCT will enable the creation of up to 2,500 jobs and will be home to 1,000 residents, each with a very positive outlook on the future impact to the community.