The Behar Group Realty—Toronto: Over ten years in the making, the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus—the largest of its kind in Canada—is changing the landscape of York Region, home to the third-largest Jewish community in Canada and one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities outside of Israel. Located on a fifty-acre site at Bathurst Street and Lebovic Campus Drive (north of Rutherford Road and south of Major Mackenzie Drive), construction of the first phase of the main community complex is nearing completion for later this year.
“Through generous support of donors, dedicated planning, and strong community leadership, the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus is taking shape and looking beautiful,” says Avi Behar, CEO of The Behar Group Realty. “We’re very excited about helping tenants find a home in such a vibrant community.”
The main community complex on the campus will be home to the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, which features a range of recreational and family programs, including fitness and sports facilities, and a child daycare that is enrolling very quickly for next fall. With approximately three hundred people working onsite and a projected fifty-five hundred members, the Schwartz/Reisman Centre will be ready for occupancy this summer. This summer, Centre Camp is excited to be opening a northern branch of its highly respected summer camping program onsite.
Additionally, the community complex will house arts facilities of the Koffler Centre of the Arts, including state-of-the-art ceramics and painting and mixed-media studios, a Reena Adult Daycare program, and agency offices for Jewish Family and Child, Circle of Care, and several other community organizations.
The complex will also open its café and conference and celebration centre in the early fall, offering an exciting new kosher venue for meetings, conferences, and other community events.
Since 2007, the campus has been home to the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto Kimel Family Education Centre, which currently serves six-hundred and fifty students—with a potential for growth to more than eight hundred.
“This state-of-the-art facility will be a part of the largest Jewish-themed development in the world outside of Israel, and will cater to the needs of the community while remaining open to everyone,” says David Sadowski, Executive Vice President of Jewish Community Properties of Toronto at the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Finally, Mount Sinai Hospital is opening up an interdisciplinary health and wellness centre, housing a family health team, clinical specialists, allied health professionals, and other healthcare services.
There are currently multiple leasing opportunities adjacent to the Mount Sinai space and in other portions of the complex. Spaces are available for service commercial as well as office and professional use, to complement the core services being provided by the community agencies and Mount Sinai; they range in size from 500 to 11,000 square feet.
Is community part of your business plan? Tenant submissions are welcomed by Greg Evans, Broker (email@example.com), and Michael Gordon, Broker (firstname.lastname@example.org), at The Behar Group Realty Inc., 416-636-8898.