We love to call Toronto a city of neighbourhoods, but we sure pay a lot more attention to a few over many, many others that we seldom consider. Our lack of attention is often mirrored in lower land prices, and an astute developer who is looking for undervalued properties can make a difference, not only by bringing remarkably affordable residential units to the market, but by catalyzing change in the neighbourhood.

Finding those properties and passing the value on to condominium purchasers is VHL Developments' specialty. They did it at Markham and Sheppard, they are doing at Birchmount and Lawrence, and they are about to do it at Cliffside Village in Scarborough.