Stonebrook Development’s new condo in the heart of downtown Collingwood set to exceed expectations
Perhaps you skied “Blue” when you were younger?
Maybe your friends invited you to their bay-side chalet ‘up north’? Or you drove through Collingwood oblivious to the urban community as you raced to tee off at one of the Region’s grand golf courses?
So, you think you know Collingwood? Think again, because no matter how well you think you know Collingwood, its time to get to know the “new Collingwood”. Considered by many to be Ontario’s playground thanks to the four-season resort lifestyle provided by the slopes of the Blue Mountains or the waves of Georgian Bay, it’s the sophisticated urban renaissance of downtown Collingwood that’s redefining the area.
Once marked by its charming small-town feel, the historic downtown district is undergoing revitalization, transforming it into a highly desirable destination for those seeking chic boutiques, trendy restaurants and dynamic entertainment venues.
Anyone familiar with real estate trends understands that as communities evolve it’s usually connected to a residential renaissance,” says Paul Bonwick of Stonebrook Developments.
Bonwick, a long-time resident and civic leader in the Collingwood area has seen first-hand the evolution of his community. Today, with his partners at Stonebrook, they are leading that transformation with the development of Collingwood’s first luxury condominium, Monaco, which will be located next to the downtown heritage district within walking distance to its many fine restaurants, amenities, and shopping.
“Collingwood has always been a preferred lifestyle community for Ontarians seeking primary or recreational residences,” says Paul Bonwick. “A destination for its luxurious homes along the water and its magnificent chalets has always existed, but urban residential opportunities in the downtown haven’t been available until now.
“With the enhancements and expansion of the downtown district, a new demand for modern urban living has been created — a demand Stonebrook will be satisfying with the residence at Monaco,” adds Bonwick.
Occupying almost a full city block in downtown district, and located at 1 Hume Street, the elegant and sophisticated six-storey complex has been designed by the architectural firm of AJT Architects. Together with interior designers MC2 Designs, Stonebrook will integrate the heritage features of the area within a modern building envelope, creating a new iconic landmark within the downtown district.
“While keeping the heritage feel of the neighbourhood, our architects, designers and construction team at YYZed will meet the sophisticated needs of today’s condominium buyers by weaving quality modern design throughout the common areas and suites,” says Ian Wookey, president of Seniority Investments Ltd.
Ian Wookey is an active partner in Monaco. Ian and his father were largely responsible for the redevelopment of Toronto’s Yorkville Village, effectively creating an iconic world class neighbourhood.
Boasting an intimate collection of just 127 suites, in a range of spacious layouts (one-bedroom, one-plus-den, two-bedroom, twoplus den, and three-bedroom designs), sizes range from 645 square feet to 2,400 square feet. Prices will start in the high $300,000s.
Well-appointed suites, with an exacting attention to detail, each Monaco residence will boast spectacular views, gourmet Italian kitchens, spa-like full baths, high-end appliances, 10-foot ceilings throughout, while grandeur penthouses boast 13-foot ceilings and spectacular roof top amenities.
“We issued a critical challenge to our architects and design teams when conceptualizing the look of Monaco,” notes Bonwick. “We brought them to the site and spent many hours touring both the downtown and surrounding natural areas that were “quintessentially Collingwood”. We then dared them to create a luxury residential building inspired by the beauty of the surrounding area.
“They not only met our challenge, but exceeded our expectations.”
For your chance to experience the new Collingwood, visit the Sales Centre, located at 25 Huron Street, or register at MonacoLife.ca.