The Mark and Mount Joy
Wismer 3 represents two development sites: Mount Joy Townhouses and The Mark Condominiums. The 6.25 acre site is located at 9560 Markham Road, north of 16th Avenue, across the street from the new Mount Joy Go Transit station. In November 2011, the western portion of the site was approved for 32 rear lane freehold townhouses and 16 traditional freehold townhouses. Unit sales on this portion, called Mount Joy, were launched shortly after approvals with units ranging from 1,822 to 1,954 sf, and priced from approximately $434,000 to $460,000. All 48 townhouses were sold within 10 months by Pace Developments. All six development blocks went under construction in 2013 and first occupancies occurred in February 2014.
The eastern portion of the site fronts Markham Road and received zoning by-law and site plan approvals in September 2012 for an 18-storey, 220 unit condominium apartment with about 16,600 sf of GFA. The high-rise portion of the site is called The Mark will sit on the northeast corner of Orca Drive and Battista Perri Drive. The project will include 6,871 sf of retail and commercial space and will be developed in partnership between Pace Development and Empire Communities. Units range in size from 490 sf to 858 sf for one bedroom to two bedroom plus den models, and were priced from approximately $200,000 to over $450,000. Project amenities include a fitness centre, entertainment room with games area, flat screen TV, lounge seating, billiards, wet bar, party room with kitchen, private dining area, lounge area, outdoor terrace lounge with BBQ area and outdoor tai chi studio, conference room, two guest suites, bicycle storage, pet wash area, and a car wash bay. The Mark is now sold out and started construction in 2015, with occupancy scheduled for 2018.