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Podium Developments hosts skating event at Ironwood in Oshawa

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Podium Developments hosts skating event at Ironwood in Oshawa

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Left to right, Sami Jo Small, Adam Lennie and Christian Huggett

A recent Saturday afternoon family skating event, hosted by Podium Developments at its future Ironwood community in North Oshawa, saw about 50 families meet and skate with five-time world (Canadian Women’s) Olympic hockey champion goalie, Sami Jo Small. The two-time gold medal winner and MVP shared her experiences with skaters around a bonfire with hot chocolate. Obliging all for photos and autographs before giving some tips to first-time skaters, she’s shown with Podium Development’s Vice-President, Development, Christian Huggett (at right) and Development Manager Adam Lennie.

The Ironwood community will be a collection of modern townhomes with numerous community amenities called keystones, an outdoor skating rink among them. Podium and its partner Building Capital invited attendees to bring their used skates as a donation for Skate to Great, a non-profit organization that donates skates to those in need.

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Groundbreaking marks Phase 2 launch and Phase 1 sell out at Ironwood in North Oshawa

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Groundbreaking marks Phase 2 launch and Phase 1 sell out at Ironwood in North Oshawa

 

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Back row, right to left, Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter; Podium Developments’ vice-president, development, Christian Huggett. Front row, right to left, Podium Developments’ Project Manager Hani Agha; Managing Director Oskar Johansson; Managing Director Bernard Luttmer; Regional & Oshawa City Councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri; Building Capital Principal Saqib Qureshi; Cranson Captial Securities’ President Devon Cranson; Vice-President Business Development David Roff.
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Having sold out the first release, Podium Developments and Building Capital recently broke ground at Ironwood in North Oshawa and released Phase 2.

The development team welcomed community partners and visitors to celebrate this milestone at the townhome collection located just north of Simcoe Street North and Taunton Road in North Oshawa. Priced from the upper $400’s, a new release of lots is now available, including a limited number of park lots.

Ironwood is situated on a private street on an 11-acre property between Camp Samac and Oshawa Creek in Cedar Valley. The Ironwood community backs onto hundreds of acres of valley land, forest and stream, and is minutes to Cedar Valley Conservation Area, Centennial Park and Somerset Park.

In addition to being close to shopping, dining and entertainment, Ironwood is a 10-minute walk to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College. Public transportation access is nearby, and residents can be at Hwys. 407 and 401 in less than 15 minutes.

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Sporting modern architecture, the three- and four-bedroom townhouses at Ironwood feature a private garage and driveway with two-car parking, plus either a backyard or rooftop terrace. Community amenities include a private landscaped park, community gardens, an off-leash dog park, children’s playground, walking path, tobogganing hill and a sports field with a seasonal ice rink – all backing onto the protected acres of ravine lands.

Townhome sizes range from a generous 1,521 to 1,865 sq. ft. Well-appointed open-concept interiors receive generous natural light from large windows that grace more than three full floors of living space. Among the standard features is nine-ft. ceiling heights on the main level. Adding to the convenience for Ironwood residents, a minimal maintenance fee of approximately $150 per month covers daily upkeep of landscaping, snow removal, and site and amenity maintenance.

Podium Developments and Building Capital have more than 25 years of combined experience. Podium Developments was founded in 2004 by successful professionals who share a new vision of excellence. The company has a proven track record in rezoning and developing sensitive urban infill locations. Founded in 2008, Building Capital has focused largely in North Oshawa, having built and sold several student housing projects and earned a reputation as one of Ontario’s leading student housing developers. Building Capital’s extraordinary knowledge of the North Oshawa area makes the firm the perfect partner for Podium Developments.

The Ironwood Towns Presentation Centre is located at 1700 Simcoe St. North, Unit B. Parking is available at the rear of this building. Hours are Monday to Thursday noon to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m., Fridays closed. To register for the new release, call 905.576.0139 or visit myironwood.ca

 

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Ironwood Towns by Podium Developments now open in North Oshawa

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Ironwood Towns by Podium Developments now open in North Oshawa

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By Wayne Karl

Podium Developments and Building Capital have opened Ironwood Towns, a new community located just north of Simcoe Street North and Taunton Road in North Oshawa.

This private 11-acre property nestled between Camp Samac and Oshawa Creek, backs onto hundreds of acres of valley land, forest and stream, and is minutes to Cedar Valley Conservation Area, Centennial Park and Somerset Park. Ironwood is also conveniently close to public transportation options, shopping, dining and entertainment venues. The lifestyle offered in this community is one of nature and ease. It’s a seven-minute drive to Hwy. 407 and 14 minutes to Hwy. 401. Residents can also walk to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 10 minutes.

Situated on a private street, the 125 three- and four-bedroom contemporary freehold towns feature a private garage and driveway with two-car parking, and either a backyard or rooftop terrace. Architecture introduces a clean, modern addition to the neighbourhood.

With this first phase, 40 units are being released across three different models. Phase two is targeted for spring 2019 or earlier, if sales go well.

PRIVATE PARK

Well-planned, beautifully appointed, open-concept interiors receive generous natural light from large windows scattered over three full floors of living space. Residents will enjoy exclusive access to a private landscaped three-acre park, gated off-leash dog park, children’s playground, walking path, tobogganing hill and a sports field with a seasonal ice rink, all backing onto the protected acres of ravine lands. There’s even an area residents can share garden space with other members of the community, growing their own fresh vegetables.

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Units measure from about 1,700 to 1,800 sq. ft., with prices from the mid-$500,000s. All units have a garage and a driveway space for parking, with either arooftop terrace or private backyard, depending on the model. Backyards come with deck and fencing, small area for private garden and a direct walkoff from the main living floor. A maintenance fee of approximately $150 per month covers everyday upkeep such as landscaping and snow removal.

Ironwood Towns represents something of a transitionary project forPodium and Building Capital, since they have mostly collaborated on student housing to date. The partners recently opened University Studios in Oshawa – an eight-storey, mixed-use student housing project.

URBAN AND SUBURBAN

“The main concept (at Ironwood) is a combination of urban and suburban living,” says Christian Huggett, vice-president of development for Podium. “We’ve kind of brought condo finishes to suburban ideas… and tried to step it up from ‘builder basic’ finishings.”

The Ironwood Towns Presentation Centre is now open for preview registrations, at 1700 Simcoe St. N., Unit B. Hours are Monday to Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday 2 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 905.576.0139 or visit myironwood.ca

 

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Grand Opening at University Studios in Oshawa

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Grand Opening at University Studios in Oshawa

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Oshawa Mayor John Henry (fourth from left) and Podium Developments’ Managing Director Bernard Luttmer cut the ribbon. Left to right are Podium Developments’ Vice-President Construction, James Wilkinson; Vice-President Development, Christian Huggett; Managing Director, Oskar Johansson; Mayor Henry; Luttmer, Building Capital CEO Saqib Qureshi and Varsity Properties’ President A.J. Keilty. Photo: Evan Eisenstadt

Podium Developments and Building Capital recently celebrated the Grand Opening at University Studios in Oshawa – an eight-storey, mixed-use student housing project. With with three ground floor tenants (Starbucks, Dominos and Osmows), as well as 308 studio units and related indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, the building acts as a new gateway to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College campuses and to North Oshawa itself

The most unique element of the development are the units, or SmartStudios, the product of big-city thinking into a small space – all the modern conveniences supplied furnished in a tight package (less that 300 sq. ft.). SmartStudios include a three-piece bathroom, washer/dryer, storage area, kitchenette with microwave, stovetop, dishwasher and fridge, study area, lounging area with extra storage underneath, and a military-grade table-bed combined with a four-seat dining table to maximize space economy.

Suite features include granite kitchen countertops, mirrored kitchen backsplash, individual electrical panel with circuit breakers, hardwired high speed internet connection, as well as key furniture including electronic standing desk, desk chair and two dining chairs, couch, TV and window coverings.

University Studios is located 45 minutes east of Toronto, adjacent to UOIT and Durham College in the rapidly intensifying Simcoe Road Corridor and burgeoning North Oshawa area.

Oshawa is serviced by GO Transit, VIA Rail, Hwy. 401 to the south, 407 to the north and 412. Under construction is Hwy. 418 as well as the further east extension of the 407.

BUILDING AMENITIES

Ground-floor amenities include a lobby/social lounge, executive concierge, four meeting rooms, a fitness facility, management office, parcel lockers, multifunctional amenity room, outdoor lounge with barbecue and dining area, bicycle parking and student-friendly retail and student-friendly patios.

Located on each residential floor is a social hub that includes a fully-appointed kitchen, dining area and lounge.

NEIGHBOURHOOD FEATURES

The surrounding areas include schools, places of worship, cafes, boutiques, restaurants, shopping centres and big box stores. A community of culture that gives residents the opportunity to visit theatres and museums. Bordered to the south by Lake Ontario, Oshawa residents enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails lakeside.

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