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Solmar Developments begins construction at Edge Towers in Mississauga

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Solmar Developments begins construction at Edge Towers in Mississauga

Solmar Development Corp. Is a family business that has a 30-year track record of excellent customer service building elegant, luxury new homes and condominiums all over southern Ontario.

The company celebrated the official start of construction of Edge Towers, a three-tower luxury residential condominium project located on Hurontario Street, just steps from Burnhamthorpe and Square One in downtown Mississauga.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie joined the Solmar team at the ground-breaking ceremony last month. She spoke about Mississauga being the third largest city in Ontario and used her latest catch phrase, “Mississauga means jobs” when speaking to the attendees at the event.

The Mayor spoke about the importance of creating new jobs, attracting opportunity for new and existing Mississauga residents that will lead to prosperity. “Last year alone,” she said, “the City of Mississauga was directly involved in the creation of up to 4,500 new jobs. A future driver of Mississauga business’ success is the new Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) that will be located right next to Edge Towers. More than 3,800 businesses and 78,000 jobs currently rely on this line today, and those numbers are expected to grow to one quarter of all employment in Mississauga, or nearly 130,000 jobs, in the future.”

Today, an important component defining the value of new condominium locations is the proximity to public transit. Since Edge Towers is also located just steps from the Cooksville GO station, commuters will have convenient access to both local amenities with the LRT and anywhere on the Metrolinx GO train system, including Union Station and the airport.

Scott Davie, president of Davie Real Estate, the Broker selling Edge Towers says, “Edge residents won’t need transportation to enjoy most local amenities. Edge Towers is walking distance to world class shopping at Square One, trendy restaurants like Earl’s and Bier Market, cool markets like Whole foods, and meeting places like Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Other local amenities within walking distance include Sheridan College, the Living Arts Centre, and the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Residents can experience a downtown Toronto lifestyle at half the price.”

A second major component to defining value in a new condominium is the quality of the finishes and workmanship, and the customer service. The first impression of visitors to Edge Towers will be a luxuriously appointed lobby with 24-hour concierge and elegant marble and granite finishes in neutral tones. This timeless elegance theme will run through all of the luxury amenities, which include guest suites, party room with wraparound rooftop terrace and barbecues, gym, yoga studio, movie theatre, Wi-Fi lounge, games room, and a Galleria.

The interior suite finishes are also exceptional. They include nine-ft. smooth ceilings, luxury fully integrated, stainless steel kitchen appliances, full size stackable front loading washer and dryers, quartz countertops, frameless glass shower doors, and frameless mirror closet doors. Solmar pays attention to the details with features such as larger baseboards and casings.

Edge Tower 2 suites are currently selling, ranging in size from 492 to more than 1.400 sq. ft., and are available as one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den, and three-bedroom designs.

Edge T2 offers the advantage of a higher level of quality, a better location, and a better incentive program, including free parking, free locker, free assignment, a 15-per-cent deposit over 18 months (plus five per cent at occupancy), and a low lot levy cap. It’s always nice to have an advantage when buying real estate.

Visit the Edge T2 designer-decorated model suite at the Presentation Centre, located at 24 Elm Dr. West in Mississauga. The Presentation Centre is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays.


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Real Insight: Metrolinx Inspiring New Ridership

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Real Insight: Metrolinx Inspiring New Ridership

The design excellence program is about incorporating good urban design and architecture to help spur sustainable growth

Many GTA home buyers rank a convenient commute high on their list of new home must haves. Whether it’s the journey to the office, shops, schools, or a transit stop to embark on the next leg of a trip, commute times can be a major selling point when deciding on a home purchase.

For half a century, GO Transit has played a vital role in people’s commutes across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Over the next 25 years, the $45 billion regional transportation plan developed by Metrolinx will increase service and connect even more communities, resulting in improved commutes and more housing options.

Beyond laying down new tracks and trains, Metrolinx has ambitious plans to transform how people get around by adopting the principles of what is known as design excellence. Design excellence is about more than just visuals, as Metrolinx is thinking about how their new transit developments should be designed to better integrate into communities, build ridership and instill a sense of pride in transit.

In essence, the design excellence program by Metrolinx is about incorporating good urban design and architecture to help spur growth, increase sustainability, usability, and improve passenger comfort and safety. All while ensuring public dollars produce thoughtful and costeffective results.

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto’s first stand-alone rapid transit line in almost two decades, is receiving the design excellence treatment by Metrolinx.

The ECLRT will have new and identifiable station buildings that support city building, clear signage, streetscaping to beautify the neighbourhood, as well as outdoor platforms with built-in snow melting that will reduce snow clearing costs and the need for salt, which damages vehicles and the environment. Metrolinx will also enhance neighbourhood connectivity with the ECLRT, incorporating designs that encourage sustainable travel options such as walking, cycling and carpooling.

The transit project, which will stretch from Weston Road to Kennedy Road, will contribute to Toronto’s midtown in more ways than one, simultaneously creating new transit connections and improving the public realm.

The Davenport Diamond guideway, which will help increase service on the Barrie GO line and facilitate two-way electrified service, is another example of design excellence in action by Metrolinx.

The guideway initially drew some concern with residents in the area due to its size and proximity to households. However, through the principles of design excellence, which emphasize community engagement and public realm improvements, the benefits being proposed have since changed the tone of the conversation about the project.

Over public consultation sessions, Metrolinx outlined how design excellence promises that the guideway will not only allow for speedier transit service, but will also introduce a new piece of public infrastructure that contributes back to the community. It is set to feature prominent public realm improvements, a linear greenway park connecting to the West Toronto Railpath and includes a significant and prominent integrated art piece commissioned for the elevated rail portion.

While design excellence was not built into many of Ontario’s transportation projects in the past, Metrolinx has made great strides to change this by ensuring good urban design and architecture are part of the package.

Transportation is crucial, especially in a region grappling with gridlock and congestion, and the commitment to design excellence by Metrolinx promises to deliver a high standard for the region. It’s exciting to see what’s in store for the region’s transportation infrastructure over the next 25 years.

TIM SYRIANOS is president of the Toronto Real Estate Board, a professional association that represents 48,000 professional realtor members in the Greater Toronto Area. You can contact him at TREBpres@trebnet.com.

For updates on the real estate market, visit TREBhome.com. If commercial property is what interests you, contact a TREB realtor by visiting TREBcommercial.com.

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