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i2 Developments launches Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton

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i2 Developments launches Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton

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i2 Developments Inc. has launched Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton, a limited edition of just 109 luxurious, contemporary homes, each with its own private rooftop terrace and underground parking space.

Southside is one of the newest communities being built on the footprint of Uptown Brampton, which is part of the city’s Vision 2040, a long-term vision that will reinvent Brampton. The plan includes such key transformations as: complete living (including model new neighbourhoods); everything connected (transit network, new core loop, walking and cycling networks); beauty brought back (streets for people, trees everywhere, designed communities, handsome buildings); and nature brought back (new eco-park and sustainability built into everything).

VISION 2040

“Southside Townhomes in many respects complements Brampton’s Vision 2040 with our emphasis on walkability, with cars parked underground… ready access to public transit – including the future Hurontario LRT and nature at your doorstep, with parkland situated right next to our community,” says Sam DeCaria, vice-president of i2 Developments.

“As well, our homes feature truly unique and well thought out designs. Each townhome has its own spacious, private rooftop terrace with beautiful views of the city and greenspace as well as heated underground parking so that homeowners have the convenience of taking their groceries directly into their kitchens and having their garbage collected underground.”

The four-floor (with the potential of five floors of living space if owners elect to finish the basement), three- and four-bedroom townhome designs range in size from 1,645 to 1,840 sq. ft. with prices starting at $679,900.

Interior highlights include nine-ft. ceilings on main and second floors; elegant solid oak handrail and pickets, including solid oak post – all in natural finish; brushed nickel hardware on all interior doors; luxury flooring including ceramic tile and plush nylon broadloom; chef’s kitchen with custom designed quality kitchen cabinetry, double stainless steel sink with single lever chrome faucet and pull-out sprayer and stainless steel exhaust hood; contemporary bathrooms with quality vanity cabinetry, separate shower stall in master ensuite complete with glass enclosure and shower light, ceramic wall tiles on bathroom enclosures, and low-flow toilets and showerheads.

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The modern exteriors feature an architecturally pre-selected colour package and controlled streetscape with brick, stone and stucco elevations with maintenance-free aluminum or wood panels surrounding front bedroom windows; rooftop terrace with concrete pavers and privacy screen; exterior glass and aluminum railings; custom exterior package including house number and light; underground parking and storage space under or near each home; and landscape package consisting of sodded front, shrub planting and walkway to front entrance installed when season permits.

SUPERB LOCATION

Located at Steeles Avenue West and Hurontario, the community is in a superb location with all neighbourhood amenities already in place. It is right across the street from the stores and restaurants of Shoppers World and steps from the supermarket. To the west lies Sheridan College Davis Campus; to the south is Fletcher’s Green Community Park and South Fletcher’s Sportsplex. Amenities of the Sportsplex include four ice rinks, one lap and one leisure pool, fitness centre, gymnasium, auditorium, meeting rooms and South Fletcher’s Branch of the Brampton Public Library and outdoor ball diamonds. To the east are the fairways of the Brampton Golf & Country Club.

In addition to Vision 2040, Brampton is poised to undergo extensive revitalization in the near future. The city is working toward creating an aesthetically pleasing streetscape around its historic Four Corners in its downtown core. The project is underway to reimagine streets that will bring together pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in a safe and sustainable manner.

Also, the province has announced a significant education infrastructure project that will transform Brampton: The establishment of a new Ryerson University campus, with Sheridan College as an academic partner, in downtown Brampton. Slated to open for classes in the fall of 2022, plans include the new campus, a partnership for a National Centre for Cybersecurity and a Centre for Innovation – a joint-use facility which will include public and academic libraries, collaboration space and an innovation zone.

“Our homes combine luxury and convenience with a desirable location in a city that has a clear vision of becoming more connected, inclusive and innovative,” says DeCaria. “And on top of all that, with efficient transportation systems and more to come, including the planned Hurontario LRT, people can easily get around Brampton and commute to downtown Toronto without even having to own a car which is amazing from a lifestyle perspective.”

For more information and to register for Phase Two, visit southsidetowns.ca

 

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Condo Market: Teaming Up with Transit

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Condo Market: Teaming Up with Transit

It’s a sign of the times

There is a famous old saying that endures forever; ‘time is money’. Perhaps because time is one of the things that money can’t buy And there’s simply not enough time in the day for us to keep up in the 24/7 world we work and live in.

Once upon a time, not so long ago, the world seemed to move more deliberately, distinctively more slowly. I remember my first position in the corporate world. Messages on pink pieces of paper on your desk. Regular mail would suffice for most of the business correspondence, a courier or taxi if something was really urgent. Gave us more time to think and correspond more accurately in some ways. No computers or internet; cell phones were only for the privileged and few. Rush hour was actually that; an hour at the beginning and one at the end of the work day.

Fast forward to today, and little remains the same. The expectation in business, for example, is much different; urgency prevails. The moment someone sends an email, it is a given that it has been accepted immediately. Time begins to tick. Everything is time sensitive – even if it isn’t. Texting while driving is a bad answer; highly irresponsible and expensive. And getting to meetings on time; that is always important; among other things, respect for others and their time.

If you drive in this town, you inevitably develop an understanding of timeliness. Rush hour has no boundaries. Construction (yeah) is everywhere. Parking lots have become scarce. Parking is often an adventure, a costly one at that. While better than many cities of our size in this hemisphere, we have our share of pot holes. speed bumps and closures. It never seems to end.

A new generation of city travellers, young and old alike, have become transit only travellers. Subways, buses, GO trains, streetcars; anything beats driving. Not to mention, there are few assets anywhere that depreciate as quickly as a brand new car the minute you drive if off the lot.

It’s no coincidence that public transit has a huge effect on home values in and around the GTA. Expect this to continue where the new subway stations, GO stops and LRT’s appear. This past December, the subway station at York University opened, satisfying the thousands of people who bought new condos and homes that aligned with this important stop. Similarly, thousands of new homes have been sold recently in Vaughan in anticipation of the expansion of the subway to Highway 7 and eventually beyond. GO expansion is active on both sides of Lakeshore to the south, and ongoing in northern locales like Barrie, Stouffville, and Richmond Hill. Watch Grimsby; it’s on its way.

I remember reading an article in the Financial Post. Avison Young’s study showed that condos downtown on the subway were worth 30 per cent more than others 500 metres away; that being the line where the walk to the station is outside of many’s comfort zone. Expect that trend to follow in neighbourhoods everywhere. Another reading I perused some time ago referenced the number of transit stops in different neighbourhoods of Toronto; this came out last year when Toronto’s system was noted as the best in North America by the American Public Transport Association. The best serviced neighbourhoods had upwards of 45 transit stops per square kilometre; areas to the east and west and north were in the mid upper teens. The cost of housing similarly decreases for every minute one travels away from core areas and away from public transit in many cases.

As the city and its outskirts continue to grow, expect this to continue. Access to public transit will help define what makes a location valuable and marketable. Expect that now and going forward. Very much a sign of the times!

MARK COHEN is a founding partner of The Condo Store Marketing Systems, a firm specializing in the design, marketing and sales of condo and new home communities in and outside of the GTA.

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