About Lorong 1 Toa Payoh
After eight years, District 12 is ready to welcome another new launch condominium at the Lorong 1 Toa Payoh GLS site, nestled in the heart of Toa Payoh. The 99-year leasehold GLS site spans 15,743 sqm (equivalent to over two football fields) and is currently occupied by the Police Security Command premises, which will be demolished by 2024. The development has a maximum gross floor area of 66,121 sqm and will potentially yield 775 residential units.
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Connectivity and Accessibility of Lorong 1 Toa Payoh GLS
The Toa Payoh neighbourhood is popular among homebuyers because of its central location and excellent transportation options. The site is approximately 500m (a 5 to 10-minute walk) from Braddell MRT on the North-South Line (NSL). The NSL connects residents to key areas like the Orchard Road shopping belt, the Central Business District and the Marina Bay financial district. Additionally, commuters can change to the Circle Line via Bishan in one stop and the Downtown Line via Newton in two stops. Alternatively, the site is also within walking distance of Toa Payoh MRT, which is slightly further away (800m).
Situated along Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, drivers will enjoy quick access to several expressways, including the PIE, CTE, KPE, and the upcoming North-South Expressway (NSE).
Malls and eateries near Lorong 1 Toa Payoh GLS site
Located just a short 5-minute drive away, Toa Payoh Town Centre offers residents and shoppers a wide range of food, merchandise and entertainment options. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or shopping for household items, the town centre provides a wide range of options to fulfil everyone’s needs. Alternatively, HDB Hub is also a 5-minute drive away (next to Toa Payoh Town Centre). Notable establishments here include Koufu, NTUC Fairprice, OCBC Bank, and more.
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Other malls nearby:
- Zhongshan Mall
- Junction 8
- Square 2
- Balestier Plaza
Local dining options are also aplenty since Toa Payoh is a mature estate and boasts numerous hawker centres. Several are within walking distance of the site, including Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Food Centre, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Hawker Centre and Kim Keat Palm Market and Food Centre.
Amenities near Lorong 1 Toa Payoh GLS site
From Toa Payoh Swimming Complex to Toa Payoh Stadium, Toa Payoh boasts a plethora of recreational and lifestyle amenities suitable for all age groups. Furthermore, SAFRA Toa Payoh features a bowling alley, badminton courts, and an exciting selection of other activities.
Schools near Lorong 1 Toa Payoh GLS site
Parents with school-going children will not have to worry because there are many popular schools to choose from in the vicinity. With the revision in the Ministry of Education's home-school distance calculation for the Primary 1 (P1) registration exercise, the distance between schools and houses for priority admission will be measured using the shortest distance between a point around the school and the applicant’s home. This change will alleviate parents' concerns regarding the distance between their residences and adjacent schools.
Primary schools within 1km:
- CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh)
- First Toa Payoh Primary School
- Pei Chun Public School
- Keng Cheng Primary School
Primary schools within 1-2km:
- Catholic High School
- Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
- St. Andrew Junior School
- St. Gabriel Primary School
- Marymount Convent School
Secondary schools nearby:
- Raffles Girls’ Secondary School
- Raffles’ Institution
- Catholic High School
- St. Andrew Secondary School
- CHIJ (Toa Payoh)
- Beatty Secondary School
Parks near Lorong 1 Toa Payoh GLS
Nature enthusiasts will be thrilled to discover that the site has easy access to several parks. Toa Payoh Town Park, a 15-minute walk away, offers amenities like a pavilion, gazebos, reflexology paths and a jogging trail. Residents can utilise these amenities for relaxation and leisure. Additionally, a short drive leads residents to MacRitchie Reservoir Park, a popular destination for water sports and outdoor lovers. The park offers various attractions and scenic spots, including the well-known 11km nature trail loop, called Macritchie Trails. Visitors will also have the opportunity to encounter wildlife, such as squirrels and monitor lizards.
Macritichie Reservoir Park. Image Source: Visit Singapore
URA Masterplan for Toa Payoh
As part of the town’s rejuvenation plans, there will be a new integrated development to meet the diverse needs of residents in the neighbourhood. The current plan is to co-locate a regional sports centre together with a library, food centre and polyclinic. The current Toa Payoh Town Park will also be redeveloped into a new regional town park. When completed, it will be a one-stop lifestyle destination to serve the residents of Toa Payoh.