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District Condos in Waterloo:
Most of sophisticated investors are looking to buy a Turnkey investment, one that they don’t have to worry about the maintenance and up keep of the property or dealing with tenants. They are interested in growing their portfolio and enjoy their FREE time in fun places!!

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Here is why we believe the District Condo is an excellent investments for you:

  • Over $30,000 in incentives
  • $10,000 off purchase price
  • $10,000 off parking
  • 2 Years rental Guarantee
  • 2 Years FREE property management ( you enjoy your free time)
  • Fully furnished luxury suites (Valued at $8,000)
  • Turnkey Real Estate investment with high ROI
  • No Assignment FEE
  • Home of these companies

District condo is an incredible Student Housing Investment in Waterloo with 40.5% ROI – Steps to Laurier University & University of Waterloo.
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Waterloo is also known as silicon valley north with over 1000 technology firms including Canada’s largest software, hardware, e-learning and satellite companies.

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Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Condominiums, Pre-construction, University of Waterloo, waterloo

 

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Ballantrae, Ontario

Ballantrae, Ontario (2011 population 1,382) is a hamlet in the Town of Whitchurch–Stouffville. Named after the village of Ballantrae in South Ayrshire, Scotland, the community is centred around the intersection of Aurora Road (York Regional Road 15) and Highway 48. The hamlet was first settled in the early 19th century, and by 1895 it had a population of 300. The town was located on the edge of the vast lumber industry centred in the hamlet of Vivian; a spur-line of the Toronto and Nipissing Railway built in 1877 ran through Ballantrae from Stouffville to Jackson’s Point on Lake Simcoe. In the early 20th century, Ballantrae’s population declined dramatically due to large-scale deforestation and the erosion of the thin soil of northern Whitchurch Township into virtual sand deserts. With the passage of the Reforestation Act (1911), the process of reclaiming these areas slowly began. The Vivian Forest, a large conservation area on the edge of Ballantrae, was established in 1924 for this purpose.

Ballantrae experienced 300% growth between 2001 and 2006 to 1,278 people, and 8% growth between 2006 and 2011 with a total population of 1,382 people. In 2011, Ballantrae had 105 children age 17 and under, and has one public school of the same name (Ballantrae Public School) with 259 pupils.

A significant issue facing Ballantrae in the coming years is the federal government’s proposed development of an international airport directly south-east of Whitchurch-Stouffville (the Pickering Airport lands); under the current plan, an approach for one of the three landing strips would be directly above the communities of Ballantrae and Musselman’s Lake, with planes descending (or ascending) from 535 to 500 metres. The 2004 plan calls for 11.9 million passengers per year (or 32,600 per day) by 2032. A “Needs Assessment Study” was completed by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority for the federal government in May 2010. After a “due diligence review,” Transport Canada released the report in July 2011, and on June 11, 2013 announced a decision to proceed.

Managing growth will be a key issue for this area of Whitchurch-Stouffville in the future. In 2010 Ballantrae experienced a significant rise in water table levels—a normal result of deforestation on small watersheds–and residents were expressing concerns about wet basements and frequent operation of their sump pumps. Already in 1993, the Whitchurch Historical Committee warned a new generation of “Whitchurch-Stouffville residents” to be ever “vigilant to treat trees and forests with respect … . In the 1990s care must be taken so that urbanization and concrete road-building do not repeat the destruction to our forest heritage.”

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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Condominiums

 

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Aqualina at Bayside

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Aqualina at Bayside Toronto will be the first residential phase of a 13 acre mixed use development called Bayside Toronto. Valued at over $1.1 billion, Bayside will be the first neighbourhood in downtown Toronto to feature two million square feet of residential, commercial and cultural uses, all on the water’s edge.

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Designed by world renowned architects, Arquitectonica, the 363 suite condominium will spearhead Hines’ ambitious plan to develop Bayside Toronto into the premier neighbourhood on Toronto’s downtown waterfront.

Aqualina Condos will offer purchasers iconic architecture, distinctive interiors, desirable amenities, and an unparalleled waterfront location

Aqualina at Bayside is a result of the creative vision of Arquitectonica’s New York office, an award winning architectural firm based in Miami. The project is being led by the firm’s partner Bernardo Fort-Brescia who is bringing an innovative and distinctive geometric approach to the exterior design of the 13-storey condominium.

Aqualina Condos will be defined by a series of distinctive prismatic cubes made of glass and steel, featuring facades accented by angled fenestration and balcony designs intended to maximize views of the Toronto cityscape and lake.

The condominium’s interior public spaces and amenity areas will be designed by the award winning Canadian firm of II BY IV Design Associates. Landscape design for the condominium will be led by West 8 + DTAH the award-winning team also responsible for the design of East Bayfront‘s public realm including the streetscapes, water’s edge promenade and boardwalk. West 8 + DTAH is also leading the design for the revitalization of Queens Quay which includes a new south side promenade, off-street Martin Goodman Trail and integrates the proposed Light Rail Transit line through the community.

Aqualina Bayside will contain 363 condominium suites, ranging from one-bedroom to three bedroom residences designed with families in mind. Suite sizes will range from 560 square feet 52m²) to just over 2,100 square feet (195m²).

Among the distinctive features of Bayside, is what is likely to be the fastest residential Internet service in the city. Delivered by Beanfield Condoconnect’s ultra-high speed broadband fiber optic network, users will enjoy wireless speeds up to 100 megabits a second.

Aqualina at Bayside will pursue a LEED® Platinum designation and will be part of Toronto’s first LEED®-ND Gold neighbourhood. Tridel, which was selected as the exclusive residential partner by master developer Hines, has established a reputation as Canada‘s leading environmentally sensitive, green residential developer earning several industry awards and distinctions for its Built Green.

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9’ standard (Premium applies where ceiling is 10′)

Price list & Floor Plan available upon request

EPOSIT STRUCTURE

  • 5% due on signing
  • 5% due 120 days after signing
  • 5% due 270 days after signing
  • 5% due 450 days after signing

METERING

Suites are individually metered for electricity, heating, cooling, and water

ESTIMATED MAINTENANCE FEES: $0.51/sq.ft.***

TENTATIVE OCCUPANCY DATE: Fall 2016

PARKING:

  • Parking available for 1 Bedroom plus Den suite and larger at $45,000
  • Signature Collection: 1 parking included

FLOOR PREMIUMS

  • $1,000 Floor increment applies
  • $5,000 Floor increment applies
  • $10,000 Floor increment applies
1 Terrace Option available
* Prices and Specifications subject to change without notice, E. & O.E. June 21, 2013. The approximate areas or square footages of the above-noted suites (and of the balconies or terraces associated therewith) are subject to change without notice, and the Vendor/Declarant shall have no liability for any resulting variance(s) between the actual final area(s) thereof and the stated area(s) outlined above. **Based on 2013 Property Tax Rates by the City of Toronto ***Excludes parking and locker maintenance, as well as the approximate $60 Beanfield monthly internet sen/ice. Last Updating June 24, 2013

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Bristol Condos

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Live with flair at Bristol Condominiums and enjoy freedom, untethered by the ordinary.

Bristol Condos has been artfully designed, blending contemporary and traditional elements of architecture setting the stage for remarkable living.

Inside, you’ll find polished interiors that flow seamlessly from one room to another, with the hues of the sky as your backdrop. Roof top amenities that inspire good living: a modern, well-equipped fitness studio, a sophisticated lounge with fireplace and cozy seating. Appointed with full kitchen and bar, dining area and games room that opens out to a private terrace.

Bristol Condominiums has a superlative location in Richmond Hill, one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, where there are plenty of hip

Condo living is all about pleasure and the freedom to pursue a life lived with flair!

CONDOS STARTING from the mid $200’s

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downtown boutiques, café and restaurants, parks and recreation, accessible public transit, and a host of places to work and play.

With a location as desirable as this, opportunities must be grasped before they’re gone. Take a moment to register now for your place at our grand opening event coming soon.

Experience a beautiful life where convenience and excitement come together in gorgeous Richmond Hill, famously, ‘a little north, a little nicer’.

This community has everything you need and more. Bustling downtown Richmond Hill offers abundant shopping choices, restaurants catering to a variety of savoury and sweet palettes. Take in some live theatre at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts or see the latest blockbuster at one of the many movie plexes. Tee off at a nearby award winning golf course such as Bathurst Glen, The Summit, Maple Downs or Bloomington Downs. Recreation facilities abound for leisure and enjoyment at the Richmond Green Sports Complex or the Elvis Stojko Arena. Visit Lake Wilcox to experience kilometers of nature trails. Stay connected to wherever you want to go with VIVA’s excellent transportation system and routes.

Important Message: In order for an investor to take advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before it is open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

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Pickering Airport

By:        Staff Reporter,              Published on Tue Jun 11 2013

Plans to have planes taking off and landing at a huge new airport east of the city ran into difficulty only hours after they were announced, with local and provincial politicians complaining they hadn’t been consulted and opponents promising a new battle in the war over the Pickering lands that has been raging for more than 40 years.

Pickering Airport

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty designated land for Toronto’s third airport — to be located in Pickering and operational by 2027 — at a hastily organized press event in Claremont Tuesday alongside at least one Ontario cabinet minister who wasn’t informed of the airport plan.

“I’m here to confirm that the uncertainty ends today,” Flaherty said. “The Harper government is moving forward with a responsible and balanced plan for the development and preservation of the Pickering lands.”

Under the plan, the Pickering airport lands, which were purchased by the federal government and set aside in 1972, would be divided into three. Approximately one-third would be set aside for the future airport, one-third will be added to the Rouge Urban National Park and the remaining land will be designated for “economic development,” Flaherty said.

Yet Ontario Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Glen Murray said he thought the announcement was only about the park land and that Flaherty blindsided him with the airport announcement.

“We’ve had no prior discussion, no negotiation,” he told the Star after returning to Queen’s Park.

“They announced they’re proceeding with the Pickering airport in some fashion without great clarity, without any heads-up, without any kind of consultation with us, which makes it hard to work together,” he said.

The federal tactics are not likely to ensure greater provincial co-operation on the project, he said.

In an email to the Star, Flaherty disputed Murray’s claim of being ambushed on the airport announcement.

“Minister Murray is mistaken. He should check with his officials because for more than a week documents have been going back and forth with respect to the airport and the lands to be used for the park,” the federal finance minister said.

Though the government did not release official numbers, maps distributed at the event appeared to designate a significant portion of the 18,600 acres of the federal land for the future airport, making it much larger than Pearson Airport, which occupies 4,400 acres.

Alongside the airport, Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent announced that nearly 5,000 acres of the Pickering Lands will be transferred to Parks Canada, expanding the existing park by about one-third to almost 15,000 acres. This would make the future Rouge Urban National Park more than 13 times the size of Stanley Park in Vancouver.

The remaining land would be designated for “economic development,” though exactly what that means was not made clear.

The airport announcement risks inflaming tensions that have been simmering since the land was expropriated more than 40 years ago. Locals remain bitter and are promising to fight the airport once more.

Anti-airport signs dotted the roads leading to Tuesday’s announcement and local Pickering regional councillor Peter Rodrigues said he wasn’t even invited to the event, but insisted he be allowed inside.

“An airport is neither needed nor wanted,” he said.

Fellow Pickering councillor David Pickles said he thinks any public process to discuss an airport will show strong local opposition.

“The apparent beginning of a process towards an airport is concerning, it is imperative that we fully consider the need, the impact and the cost in a public process before a decision to proceed is made.”

At the announcement, local Conservative MP for Pickering-Ajax, Chris Alexander, who spoke out against the airport before the 2011 election, refused to answer a question about why he had changed his position.

NDP MP Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina) was critical of Flaherty’s firm commitment to get Pickering airport up and running in the absence of any study or consultation that it was even needed.

“Building another airport without consultation with the provincial and municipal government, they haven’t done the environmental assessment . . . it’s putting the cart before the horse,” Chow said.

Liberal MP John McCallum (Markham-Unionville) said that the Conservative government hasn’t made an economic case for putting an airport in Pickering.

“If they really think there’s a need for this airport, then prove it,” he said.

Flaherty cited a 2011 Transport Canada study, which indicated that an additional airport would be needed between 2027 and 2037 in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area.

He said that growth has been concentrated to the west of the GTA and an airport is an essential part of bringing that growth east.

“Now it’s our turn,” Flaherty said, pledging to personally head up a consultation team for the economic development element of the plan. With 10 years of construction factored in, he said, the new airport should be up and running by 2027.

The Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade applauded the plan, saying the certainty it brings helps businesses plan and develop in the area.

Much of the western portion of the federal lands lies on The Greenbelt, and it appears that some of the land set aside for the airport, and much of the land designated for economic development, would have to be exempted from The Greenbelt to move forward.

The potential problem seems to have been anticipated before the announcement was made. Transport Canada will “work in co-operation with the Province of Ontario to amend the Ministerial Zoning Orders to restrict development in the surrounding lands to activities compatible with a future airport,” according to an information handout distributed to reporters.

The David Suzuki Foundation weighed in, saying it was disappointed with the announcement.

“We’ve written on the economic value of keeping the Rouge farmland and nature,” said director general Faisal Moola. “The Greenbelt is not a place to be building a giant international airport. This is some of the best prime farmland and nature in the city and we think it’s worth protecting.”

Local environmental activists, who were barred from attending the announcement and forced to gather behind orange barriers said they were disappointed with the announcement.

“We’ve known about the federal land transfer to the Rouge for a year now,” said Jim Robb, general manager of Friends of the Rouge Watershed.

We were hoping they would announce that the park would be expanded further, instead it appears that they want to build an airport on the Greenbelt,” he said. “They’ve awakened a sleeping giant. The whole eastern GTA will get involved now that they’re going to have planes flying overhead.”

With files from Robert Benzie and Bruce Campion-Smith

FAQ

1. What’s new?

While the federal government has been sitting on the Pickering Airport lands for 41 years, now they’re actually moving forward to build an airport. If federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s timeline is adhered to, construction will begin in 2017 and the airport will open in 2027.

 2. Was this expected?

Yes and no. The lands were always intended for an airport, but no one knew when it was going to be built. In 2011, Transport Canada issued a report saying the Greater Golden Horseshoe area would need a new airport by 2037, but no thorough economic analysis has been done.

 3. Why was the land divided into three?

The original tract Pickering airport land is more than four times the size of Pearson airport and not all of it is needed for a new airport. Some of the land is adjacent to the Rouge Urban National Park and some of it falls within the Greenbelt, so the federal government looks like it has tried to please everyone with a piece of the proverbial pie.

4. Is a new airport needed?

Opponents question whether another airport is necessary and if one is, why it should be in Pickering. Other options include expanding Pearson and/or Hamilton Airport.

5. What obstacles stand in the way of the airport?

Locals have been organized around this issue for decades. Local politicians have been elected on promises to oppose the airport. Conservationists want to see more land protected. But in the end, the federal government owns the land and will build an airport if it wants to, though funding, which could run into the hundreds of millions of dollars, hasn’t been secured yet.

Source: Thestar.com

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2013 in Condominiums

 

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The Mercer Condos

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The Mercer Condos is the newest address in the Theatre District developed by Graywood Developments builder of the upcoming landmark Ritz Carlton Residences.

The Mercer Condos is located on 8 Mercer between King West and john Street and the building contains 33 floors and 415 units sized from 363 to 1133 sq ft. Prices will start around $250,000.

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The Mercer Condominiums at John and King will have amenities that reflect the area it is in. On the ground floor, there will be retail units along Mercer and John Street. The lobby will have a stunning museum of modern design feel and throughout the common areas. Their indoor amenity space on the second floor will have a fitness centre, a party room, a theatre, sauna and spa area, as well as a hot tub.

The Mercer Condos will boast its 10,000 square foot roof top patio terrace on the 6th floor. It will have 42% of the terrace covered with greenery. A host of private lounges, game area, kitchen, dining, cabanas, misting stations, an outdoor screen for “movie under the stars”, and obviously being in Canada, barbecues to complete the Mercer condos amenities.

Building Features

  • 33 Storey brick, stone && glass tower with 6 storey brick podium
  • Architectural design by Brisbin Brook Benyon Architects
  • Interior design by The Design Agency
  • Landscaping by TerraPlan Landscape Architects
  • Stunning Lobby with green living wall, limestone walls and terrazzo floors
  • 10,000 square foot Terrace on 6″ floor with private lounges, games area, BBQ, kitchen and dining area surrounded by green space and reflective pool.
  • Four elevators servicing all levels
  • Scandinavian-Inspired sauna and spa
  • Screening Room
  • Party Room with kitchen
  • Fitness Centre with Hot Tub
  • Lounge
  • 9′ and 10′ Ceiling Heights*
  • All new construction protected under the Tarion Warranty Corporation

Suite Features*

  • Smooth ceiling finish
  • Custom designed solid core suite entry door
  • Plank engineered hardwood flooring
  • Contemporary kitchen cabinetry with extra height upper cabinets and valance lighting under upper cabinets
  • Granite or engineered quartz kitchen countertops
  • Double or single undermount stainless steel sink with a brushed nickel single lever pull out faucet
  • Halogen track lighting in kitchen
  • Glass tile, ceramic subway tile or marble mosaic tile kitchen backsplash
  • 6 Energy star rated appliances
  • Porcelain or ceramic tile tub surround and floor in main bath and powder room
  • Rectangular design, white acrylic soaker tub
  • Master ensuite with frameless glass shower and door
  • Floating vanity cabinet with slab marble countertop and top mount white sink in bathroom
Floor Plans are not to scale and is subject to architectural review and revision, including without limitation, the Unit being constructed with a layout that is the reverse of that set out above. All materials, specifications, details and dimensions, if any, are approximate and subject to change without notice in order to comply with building site conditions and municipal, structural, Vendor and/or architectural requirements. Actual floor area may vary in accordance with Bulletin 22 published by the Tarion Warranty Corporation. Bulkheads are not shown on floor plans and may be located in areas of the Unit as required to provide venting and mechanical systems. Balconies, Terraces and Patios if any are exclusive use common elements, shown for display purposes only and location and size are subject to change without notice. Window location, size and type may vary without notice. E.&O.E.
 

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GTA REALTORS® RELEASE MONTHLY RESALE HOUSING FIGURES

TORONTO, November 3, 2012 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,896 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in October 2012 – a decrease of 7.1 per cent compared to October 2011. There were two more business days in October 2012 versus October 2011. On a per business day basis, transactions were down by 15.6 per cent.*

“Sales have decreased in the second half of this year compared to 2011, especially since the onset of stricter mortgage lending guidelines at the beginning of July. The prospect of higher monthly mortgage payments due to the reduced maximum amortization period has prompted some households to delay their home purchase,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah.

The average selling price for October transactions was $503,479 – up 6.2 per cent compared to October 2011. The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price, which allows for an apples-to-apples comparison in terms of home attributes, was up by 5.1 per cent.

“We continue to see price increases well above the rate of inflation. Active listings have remained low from a historic perspective, so substantial competition between buyers still exists, especially for low-rise homes,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

“It should be noted, however, that the annual rate of price increase has been edging lower over the past few months as the market has gradually become better supplied,” continued Mercer.

*NOTE: The majority of transactions are entered into the TorontoMLS system on business days. There was a mismatch of two business days in September and October of 2012 compared to the same months last year. This is why sales on a per business day basis were noted in releases dealing with these months. The business day anomaly between the two months has now balanced out Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price – October 1 – 31
2012 2011
       Sales  Average Price New Listings Sales Average Price New Listings
City of Toronto (“416”) 2,730 $539,188 5,568 3,044 $518,248 5,166
Rest of GTA (“905”) 4,166 $480,078 7,486 4,381 $443,664 7,140
GTA 6,896 $503,479 13,054 7,425 $474,241 12,306
TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type – October 1 – 31, 2012
Sales Average Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 931 2,417 3,348 779,484 573,598 630,850
Yr./Yr. % Change -7% -1% -3% 5% 8% 7%
Semi-Detached 347 458 805 575,618 390,459 470,273
Yr./Yr. % Change -4% -9% -7% 7% 5% 6%
Townhouse 286 775 1,061 453,477 357,237 383,179
Yr./Yr. % Change -10% -1% -3% 2% 5% 3%
Condo Apartment 1,141 427 1,568 358,741 286,138 338,969
Yr./Yr. % Change 14% 20% -16% -2% 4% 0%
 

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