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Benefits Of A 1 Bedroom Plus Den

Written by Eric Skicki Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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    As the Mississauga Condo market continues to boom, 1 bedroom plus dens are growing in popularity. There are several reasons why the purchase of a 1 bedroom plus den is the obvious choice for so many. When purchasing either re-sale or pre-construction (more about that here), these units are always moving quick. It does not matter if you are a 1st time buyer, downsizing or an investor, these units are just popular for many reasons. Below we will outline several benefits of these suites.

     

    Why Are They Popular?

    First off, a 1 bedroom plus den, is always larger than a 1 bedroom unit. Some units also offer two washrooms, which is important to a lot of buyers. Many people simply do not wish to share their bathrooms with their guests and these units offer the best of both worlds to them.

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    The den obviously can act as a multipurpose space to accommodate the resident’s lifestyle. There are several older buildings in Square One that offer a Den with a door. Many will transform this into a 2nd bedroom, or private office to work from home. They will pay a lower purchase price and still reap the benefits of having a 2nd separate bedroom, minus the window and closet.

    But for many, this is not an issue if they can save money and not purchase a 2 bedroom condo. Other condos come with large dens and different layouts. Some dens are at the front of the unit. This is great for an office space, a nursery, a home gym, a closet, or even a small space for a single bed and a desk. If the den is located just off the kitchen, many transform the space into a dining room or an extension of the kitchen with extra cabinetry space.

    A 1 bedroom plus den can save you money in the long run. Not only is the purchase price of a 2 bedroom suite higher but, the maintenance fees are higher since you have more square footage in your home.

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    Secondly, what many forget is that property taxes are also based on the internal square footage of properties, making 2 bedrooms more unaffordable for many. Thirdly, we have to keep in mind that many condos do not include hydro costs. The difference between a 1 bedroom plus den and a 2 bedroom in hydro costs can sometimes be as much as $30 a month.

    All of these extra small costs that we don’t necessarily think about, start adding up quickly to the household budget. And lastly, if we take a look at the purchase price, a 2 bedroom suite can be as much as $100,000 extra in the price compared to a 1 bedroom plus den.

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    1 bedroom plus dens also move quickly on both the re-sale market and on the pre-construction market. They are attractive to buyers for a few reasons. They are cheaper; they offer that extra space to transform into whatever your lifestyle needs and the numbers make sense when it comes to leasing the units out.

    Investors like to purchase these units for that reason. Asides from the substantial price difference, some 1 bedroom plus dens rent for almost the same price as a 2 bedroom unit. The difference in monthly rent can sometimes be as little as $200.

    Yet when you look at how much you are spending on the 2 bedrooms in the purchase price and monthly costs, the 1 bedroom plus den, starts looking a lot more attractive after the number breakdown and how much you are spending monthly on all the costs of owning that 1+ 1 bedroom. 

    If you are looking to purchase or sell your 1 bedroom plus den, please contact us here.

  • This entry was posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Articles for Buyers, Condo Features. Tags: , ,

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The Hurontario & Eglinton Corridor Expansion

Written by Eric Skicki Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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    The popular corner just minutes from Square One is a busy one. The Pinnacle International community is busy developing new condos and they are not stopping anytime soon.

    This area has already seen some changes over the last few years, such as growing businesses, new businesses, re-modelling the plazas and so much more.

    Not too long ago, LA Fitness became the new household name and is doing quite well for itself. Now a new development is being proposed for the large parcel of land that just sits empty. The project is said to sit at 91, 131 Eglinton Ave E and 5055 Hurontario Street if given the green light from the city to build.

     

    The Project

     

    The proposal comes from Glen Schnarr and Associates for a 6 Tower Project ranging in height from 28 storeys to 45 storeys tall, 14 – 3storey townhomes, a park and also 4 – 3 storey common element condo townhomes. The proposal only asks for residential space at the moment.

    It is unclear if the 6 towers will follow others in their footsteps and add commercial space at the bottom or truly make it just for residents. Along with the community proposal, are proposals for widening Eglinton to accommodate the increase of traffic and extending Thornwood Drive.

    The developer for the site is Liberty Development Corporation who builds a lot of condos in North Toronto/Richmond Hill and area.

     

    Is That Corridor Getting Too Busy?

    It is evident that all of the city center is getting busy, just like any other major city. We have to keep in mind that no city wants to sit on vacant land, especially prime real estate land. Any new community contributes to the city by paying property taxes. This, in turn, helps the city fix roads, plant new trees and so much more.

    Also, these new developments promise to add more parks and newer parks, roads, pedestrian walkways and even commercial space like the exchange district to accommodate the ever-growing city. All this improves the city as a whole. Mississauga lacks pedestrian walkways, hotels, boutiques, cafes and restaurants to bring the city together.

    Looking at any major metropolitan, it has all that in place. We also got to keep in mind that these changes and development plans have been put in place a long time ago when the proposal of the master downtown Mississauga 21 plan came together. This is by no means a brand new idea. The city is changing and becoming denser.

    But this is also creating more jobs and more residence for people to live in. Regardless of what happens to the LRT, Mississauga is ever growing. The only thing as proposed by this development is to widen streets to allow for more traffic and cars.

     

    Will This Be A Good Buy?

    Although there are no floor plans, prices or completion date in mind, this intersection is just as popular as downtown Square One. Some like it better as they are away from the hustle and bustle that the downtown core brings.

    It also offers banks, a gym, some retailers (Shoppers Drug Mart, Toys R Us etc), restaurants, a food market (Oceans) and easy access to the 403 to take you in and out of the city. The neighbourhood also offers good schools and parks, making this corridor a hot buy.

    If you just look at the current developing community by Pinnacle, both the pre-con units and the resale units are moving fast and we anticipate this new project to do very well once it’s released.

    To stay up to date on this upcoming project and to subscribe to the Platinum launch, click here.

  • This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Articles for Buyers, Investment, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , ,

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Can You Get A 2 Bedroom Condo Under 500k In Square One?

Written by Eric Skicki Thursday, June 20th, 2019
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    In our previous blog, we have looked at prices in the Square One Area. Now we will take a closer look at 2 bedrooms under 500k and what buildings you can find them in. Yes, believe it or not, this means there are a few 2 bedrooms still below the half million dollar mark.

    As everything has risen in price, it seems like affordable housing is almost non-existent unless you move very far out of the GTA. It is to no surprise that first timehome buyers are having a hard time entering the market, especially when looking at 2 bedroom units.

     

    Where Can I Buy?

     

    They are rare but not nonexistent. There are several buildings in Square One where 500k or less can get you a 2 bedroom unit. If you look at older buildings in the Square One Area, you can find quite a few units well below the half million dollar mark.

    The good thing about buying in an older building is that the units are always larger. You will not find an old condo building with 750sq ft 2 bedroom units.

    Most of these units are 1000 sq ft or larger. Most buildings, like 250 Webb Dr, have undergone some major lobby and hallway renovations to make the building attractive to buyers.

    Another great thing about purchasing in an older building is that a lot of the units have been renovated extensively. What I mean by this, if you buy a newer condo, finishes are standard from the builder, with maybe a few exceptions.

    These exceptions, however, get standard upgrades – extended kitchen cabinets, pot lights, hardwood throughout, blinds, gas line on the balcony (if applicable) etc.

    Whereas in the older units you can get stuff such as modern fireplaces, brick or tile walls, custom kitchens and baths and more. For some, the extra square footage is already a big deal when comparing newer units to older ones.

     

    What Are Some Other Options?

     

    For some first time homebuyers, another option would be to look at a 1 bedroom plus den unit. There is definitely a lot more options when it comes to one bedroom plus den units on the market. This is a good option for a couple.

     

     

    There are several buildings in Square One, which have dens that are separate rooms with a door. Others offer larger den spaces that you can turn into an office, a nursery, a sitting area, a closet or even a small bedroom space or home gym.

     

    This would keep you under the half million dollar mark and it would allow you to purchase in a newer building in downtown Mississauga. If you want to own a preconstruction unit, then only 1 bedroom plus dens would be under the 500k mark.

    However, you would own a brand new, never before lived in unit, if this fits your family dynamic. For pre-construction purchases, please click here.

    Considering purchasing a 2 bedroom condo on the resale market, you can check out some listings here. Not what you had in mind, fill out this form and we can find other listings within your criteria.

  • This entry was posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Articles for Buyers, First Time Home Buyer, Investment. Tags: , ,

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Is Mississauga Overpriced?

Written by Eric Skicki Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
  • Then Vs Now.

    The first time that I heard this question, believe it or not, was back in 2012 when I started focusing on Square One condos and Pre-construction condos in the Square One Area. To put into perspective, the resale market for a 1 bedroom condo stood at around the 230k mark then, whereas a similar unit pre-construction was selling for about 250k.

    At that time the project that was selling pre-construction was Crystal Towers (55 and 75 Eglinton Ave West) from Pinnacle International. Buyers kept asking me at that time if I thought the market would crash or if the condos are overpriced. Looking back on those prices now, we can note that they were a great investment. Crystal 2 bedroom units were selling as low as 330k and as high as 360k.

    The 2nd question that I used to get asked and I still keep hearing is if the pre-construction market is overpriced.

    If you note that Crystal was selling between 330k and 360k, then I want to let you know how much the resale market was selling a 2 bedroom for. In an older building in Square One such as Tucana, you could find a 2 bedroom unit for around 210k. This, of course, is a huge price difference. But we need to keep in mind that Tucana was built in 2000 or earlier. If we look onto a building that was completed about a year or so when Crystal Towers started selling we see that the price difference really is not that huge. A much-desired building such as Onyx (223 Webb Dr) was selling a 2 bedroom for around 340k and was built around 2011.

    Fast forward to 2019, I am still being asked that same question. This time, I would like to look at the resale market, to clearly show how much prices have gone up. Currently, a 2 bedroom unit at Tucana sits at around the 430k range depending on how much renos were done to the unit and a 2 bedroom at Onyx goes for around 500k, depending on the size and upgrades in the unit. Clearly, units at Tucana have really gone up a lot in price, but that is because all 2 bedrooms are above the 400 and 500k mark now. Remember those 2 bedroom units that some of you invested in at Crystal, 55 and 75 Eglinton, well they are now worth at around 530k. This just shows that those that have purchased units pre-construction have made money on their units and that the price difference between the newer resale units and the project that was to be completed down the line, was at a similar price range.

    If we look at the project Perla that is in the same community as Crystal and Amber, we will note that a 2 bedroom is going for around 600k. Now, keep in mind that Crystal is already a 5-year-old building and Amber is already over a year old.

    What Does This All Mean?

    Year over year, the condo prices in Square One have seen a healthy increase. I don’t foresee any slowing down. Currently, pre-construction units are sold out as soon as the Platinum phase launches, and the only time there are leftover units is if someone returns a unit for whatever reason. The resale market is still moving units within days, and some units are still seeing multiple offers.

    To answer the real question, if Mississauga is overpriced, it depends what you are comparing it to. If you are looking onto our neighbour, Toronto, and you compare those prices to Mississauga, then no, Mississauga is still considered affordable. If you look outside of larger cities, then yes, Mississauga does seem overpriced. Mississauga has gone up in price, but so has the rest of the GTA. Therefore, it is only normal that condo prices in downtown Mississauga go up in price as well.

    If you are looking to sell your Mississauga condo please contact me here.

    If you are interested in current pre-construction projects and inventory, please contact me here.

  • This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Articles for Buyers, Articles for Sellers, Market Statistics. Tags: , , ,

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Mississauga Separating From Peel

Written by Eric Skicki Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
  • Back in 2013, Hazel McCallion fought for secession from the region of Peel. Today, our mayor, Bonnie Crombie may actually succeed in separating Mississauga from the rest of the Region. However, we must note that the decision lies with Premier Doug Ford.

    The strong push comes after noting that the city finally needs to focus on spending its tax dollars on its own city infrastructure, such as roads, schools, transit & other. City council believes that this will mean cost savings for its residents. If Mississauga succeeds the city could see an exit as early as 2022.

    Source: The Star

    What Changes & What Stays The Same

    When cities come together within a region, the benefits are usually that cities pool money together for shared resources. This includes the Police force, garbage collection, wastewater collection, and so much more. Bonnie Crombie proposes that these do not have to change, they can remain shared resources.

    What in fact would change during the secession is that Mississauga would focus on spending its tax dollars on the city of Mississauga, as opposed to helping pay for Brampton & Caledon. It is estimated that Mississauga spends roughly $85 million annually to subsidize Brampton & Caledon.

    By separating, that money can be taken to improve public transit, create more affordable housing and offer incentives to commercial industries in order to attract economic investment & growth.

    If the city is granted separation, the city could save millions and focus on what is the priority for Mississauga and its residents. It is also estimated that the average Mississauga household would see a 6% decrease in yearly property tax if the separation delivers on all services.

    This alone could motivate a lot of residents to be in favour of the Mississauga exit. 12 years ago, when the topic was brought up the first time, a study showed that $31 million could be saved by separating from Peel. This time, the numbers are unknown.

    Crombie is pushing for a new study to be performed so that the numbers could be updated. However, at this time, there was no review made. It is to be noted, that when amalgamation is proposed in the first place, it is for cities to share resources or if they already do, then to share tax wealth among rich and poor cities and towns in order to move forward and help each other grow.

    This would mean that shared resources and taxes could expand infrastructure, improve roads, schools, landscapes and other things in the region. When we look onto our neighbour, The United States, we can see how negatively something like not coming together can impact cities. In the States, a lot of tax-rich cities are next to poor tax cities, and they don’t come together to share resources.

    The divide is evident. Look at the different schools and school systems, roads, housing, storefronts, landscapes etc. The result is Third World quality schools, resources, landscapes etc, next to excessively resourced ones. It is not to say that this could happen to Peel, but this is what a lot of residents fear, especially in Brampton & Caledon.


    The Solution

    The best possible outcome for Peel, if they do separate and become independent cities, is to keep their resources pooled together. Focus on keeping the Peel school board intact, the Police force, as well as the Waste & Water management systems.

    The result would be that there are no shortcomings in these well-run areas & the city of Mississauga can focus on different areas that need financial improvement to run properly.

    As proposed, Mississauga can spend its tax dollars on fixing their roads, expand infrastructure, spend money on affordable housing and focus on its own issues within city hall without having to resolve the issues of Brampton & Caledon. This will grow and expand the city of Mississauga and focus on matters that are important to the city and its residents.

  • This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Other. Tags: , , ,

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The Rec Room At Square One

Written by Eric Skicki Friday, April 26th, 2019
  • Source: The Rec Room

    What’s all the hustle and bustle about you ask?! The Rec Room is the newest addition to the entertainment scene in the Square One Area.

    The Rec Room opened its doors in March 2019, and sprawls over 2 floors and covers over 44,000 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 1,400 guests. The entertainment complex is a chain that belongs to giant Cineplex and has multiple locations across Canada.

    The Layout

    The Rec Room features 2 floors. The lower floor consists of 4 lanes for bowling, 10,000 square feet of attractions in the area called “The Yard”, a restaurant called “The Shed” and your private dining spaces – The Library, The Hall and The Garage 2.

    The Upper floor features, 3 VR experiences in “The VOID”, the Ax-Throwing Room, restaurant THREE10, a lounge, The Garage 1 as your private dining space.

    The Rec Room offers 90 amusement games, along with pool tables, ping pong tables and 95-plus screens for your entertainment. The Bar serves 32 draught beers, including some of the finest local craft beer.

    Your winnings can be cashed in at the Trophy Case, where you can redeem your credits for items such as board games.

    The Rec Room Is Just Another Dave & Buster’s

    It does seem that way, does it not? Well, asides that Dave & Buster’s is further from Square One Mall, and doesn’t offer Axe-Throwing, live entertainment or 2 amazing restaurants, or ping pongs or nearly as much space and TV screens; however, it does offer an arcade, and VR and a great Dance Revolution Game.

    Yes, although both appear to be fairly similar, The Rec Room has a lot more to offer, but it does not mean that Dave & Buster’s is not a great hang out spot when you want it to be a little less hectic and when you just want an arcade type of night.

    What Does This Mean For Downtown Mississauga?

    This new location expects to bring 250 new jobs to Mississauga. All these new changes that are happening in downtown Mississauga are expected to bring in new jobs, draw more attention to Mississauga, attract more tourists, locals, and people from neighboring cities. It’s a good time to live and invest in Mississauga.

    Want to live in the heart of Mississauga. Fill out our contact form here? Thinking of investing in the Square One Market? Maybe pre-construction is your better bet. Read more here.

  • This entry was posted on Friday, April 26th, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Investment, Other. Tags: , , ,

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The Food District: Square One’s Newest Foodie Destination

Written by Eric Skicki Friday, April 5th, 2019
  • Yesterday was the grand unveiling of the much anticipated Food District in Square One. A new  34,000 sq ft food destination to all the foodies out there.

    Square One is currently the third largest mall in Canada, in terms of square footage. As the mall topped a billion dollar in sales, it unveiled a luxury wing with high-end department giant Holt Renfrew and announced a redevelopment that will cost around $580 million.

    Part of the redevelopment would include expanding the north wing ( the former Target area) moving the Chapters on Rathburn Rd into the mall and adding The Rec Room, an entertainment complex by Cineplex that will sprawl over 44,000 square feet and offer two full floors of food and activities.  It will host many restaurants, amongst them Three10.

    The west wing has opened in November with UNIQLO and has reserved 34,000 sq ft for the Food District that will offer a wide array of food hot spots. It will also offer cooking classes, tastings, dinner parties, book signings, and other special events, making Square One a popular destination for all. Some of the restaurants that are calling the Food District home are:

    The Pie Commission – Some of the best pie was born here. Try the beef ‘n’ beer.

    Dal Moro’s Pasta – Authentic Italian pasta

    Craft Chippery – Gourmet chips.

    MidiCi –  Pizza the Neapolitan way straight out of LA. This is Canada’s second location outside of LA, and will offer pizza, pizza, and more pizza, along with antipasto, salads, meat and cheese boards and more!

    The District Kitchen – They will host cooking classes, dinner parties, corporate and special events. 

    Sugar King Factory – Candyland!

    Arvinda’s – Pre-packaged spice Indian blends.

    Bake Three Fifty – Here you can build your own cupcake, milksake and ice cream sandwich. Yum!

    Tao Tea Leaf – Taste different tea flavours for half the year. They have over 180 varieties.

    Blackjack BBQ – Best in town Sweet Whiskey Pork Ribs & Dinosaur Beef Ribs.

    Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill – Fresh or frozen seafood anyone? Your next go to Fishmonger.

    Chocollata Gourmet – Brazilian tradition. Gourmet Brigadeiros with a ton of History.

    The Box Donut – Krispy Kreme who?

    Hale Coffee – Toronto-based specialty coffee roaster.

    BROD – Authentic Danish Pastry house .

    Blossom Moments – Beautiful flower shop.

    La Carnita – If you love Tacos, you will love this Toronto-born Mexican hot spot

    Kingston Olive Oil Company – Taste some of the world’s finest aged balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils.

    The Macaron Boutique – The finest macarons. Order your towers now!

    Sweet Jesus – It’s finally at Square One. Amazing ice cream! Join the rest of the loyal customers by posting on Instagram with your favourite flavour.

    Village Juicery – Cold pressed juice spot.

    Plancha – Spanish cooking with style! Plancha means cooking on a cast-iron plate over an open flame.

    Seed to Sausage – Some of the finest meats with as little preservatives and additives as possible.

    This new expansion to Square One comes amidst all the new construction happening in the area such as M City, The Exchange District, and Avia

    If you have a chance, check out the Food District this weekend. We anticipate a large turnout as it is opening weekend.

  • This entry was posted on Friday, April 5th, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Condo Features, Investment. Tags:

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The Exchange District

Written by Eric Skicki Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
  • The Exchange District
    The Exchange District (Developer Rendering)

    Remember when we were saying that the City proposed some new developmental plans for downtown Mississauga? We also mentioned in numerous blogs that what the city was really missing was a new hotel and a lot of chic restaurants. Well, a brand new Toronto developer has taken this as a cue and is doing just that; building out a new downtown core in Square One, dubbed the Exchange District. The developer has set its sights on 3 acres of land that encompasses the site around 151 City Centre Drive. Currently gracing its grounds is a large commercial building with offices and a Tim Horton’s and Dental office at the bottom, along with a lot of parking space.

    The new plan for the site proposes condominium towers, international retailers, a hotel, casual and fine dining spaces, modern offices, accessible green spaces, and a public square.  The renowned developer is Camrost Felcorp, who have developed buildings such as Marina Del Rey Towers I II and III, The Yorkville Plaza, iLofts, California Condos, Imperial Plaza, The Legends, Warehouse Lofts & many more.

    What we know so far

    The site is to host 4 tall condominium towers of modern design upwards of 72 storeys tall. Some of the current renderings suggest completely square buildings with intricate designs offering 2,000 residences. The development will be adjacent to Square One Mall and will not only compete on a national level but global level in terms of luxury and design. The leading architect from IBI and interior designers are some of the finest in the industry and behind projects such as M3 in Square One.

    Redefining Mississauga

    Mississauga is Canada’s 6th largest city. The Marilyn Monroe Towers have been the iconic buildings since they have been constructed and acted as Mississauga’s landmark. However, Projects such as M City and the Exchange District will add luxury and some new iconic towers to the city, taking it to new heights. Mississauga had a hard time competing against a city like Toronto. But once the vision of Downtown 21 becomes a reality, Mississauga can compete with not only Toronto, but cities like New York, Vancouver and London.

    The project is currently in the proposed stages, as soon as floor plans, prices and due dates are released, our team at MySquareOneCondo will keep you posted as always. If you are interested in calling the Exchange District your home please fill out the form below.



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  • This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Articles for Buyers, Condo Features, First Time Home Buyer, Investment, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , , , ,

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Avia Condos Platinum Launch March 23,2019 | By Amacon

Written by Eric Skicki Thursday, March 21st, 2019

  • The much-anticipated condo project AVIA, part of the Parkside Village community, by Amacon is set to launch this weekend! The modern and sleek design of the building will leave you wondering if you are in fact in downtown Mississauga. This next phase will add a whole new look to the Mississauga skyline and redefine elegance. Avia, as per the builder, takes its name from ‘Aviation’ after the sense of movement in its façade and emphasis on sweeping views.  The lower levels will offer retail space for the convenience of its residences, just like the previous towers at Parkside Village. The motto here is “everything right at your doorstep”.

    Join Us for a Platinum Launch Event this Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 for special incentives and exclusive access! RSVP Today for your Spot!

    As soon as you walk through the main lobby, you will be greeted by the splendour that you will call home. Avia incorporates warm features with wood and the soft colours that have been the “it” trend among interior designers. The long wait was worth it. Come home to comfort and style.

    Amenities will be located on the 5th floor of the building and have been designed to keep in mind every resident. The outdoor yoga/ meditation deck and open play area are great for those that wish to relax and watch their children at play or if you wish to throw a Frisbee this is the place. If you practice yoga, you can do so at the indoor yoga studio located right next to the exercise room. The exercise room is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment.  For your little once, Avia offers a separate outdoor play area and an indoor play area. Your guests can stay over at the luxurious suites, after a night in – playing in the gaming lounge or watching the latest flick in the large theatre. The party room and Chef’s Kitchen are great for any party planners and of course, the BBQ enthusiasts have not been forgotten – the sun terrace, outdoor lounge, and BBQ area are all yours!

    As always, our buyers will have a choice between many functional and well-designed unit layouts. You will have picks of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedrooms and 2 bedroom plus den units. All units are equipped with the latest designer  Energy Star Stainless Steel Appliances, front load washer/dryer combo, large floor to ceiling windows, 9ft ceilings, laminate flooring, ceramic tiles, quartz counters, spa-like baths and gourmet style kitchens. Options for electric car charging stations are available for this tower as well.

    Why Avia?

    Location, location, location. Avia, just like Block 9 and PSVI and PSVII is located in the heart of downtown Mississauga. It is within walking distance to Celebration Square, Mississauga Public Library, Square One Mall, Sheridan College, Mississauga Transit and The Go Station. Within close proximity are restaurants, shops, parks, entertainment, movie theatres and highway 403.

    The previous phases have done extremely well and sold out quickly. Amacon is a well know builder with a great reputation and a long track record of building great high rises. Avia will be the next masterpiece in the Parkside Village community with great designs both throughout the building and within your own unit.

    We anticipate some high-end finishes and great colour palettes. If you prefer a darker unit or a lighter unit, there are typically 3 great colour palettes to choose from. You can choose your colours for hardwood flooring, cabinetry, tiles, countertops, and backsplash.  This allows you to customize the unit to your colour preference.

    The prices in Square One are still great for both first time home buyers and investors alike. We know that Avia condos will start in the mid- $300s for their 1-Bedroom units. Maintenance fees will be approx. $0.57/sq ft. These prices are very competitive with the resale condos currently sold in the area.

    If you are looking to get your Avia unit please contact meJoin Us for a Platinum Launch Event this Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 for special incentives and exclusive access! RSVP Today for your Spot!

  • This entry was posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 and is filed under ALL Articles, Articles for Buyers, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , ,

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UPDATE: Mississauga’s Hurontario LRT in Danger of Being Canceled

Written by Eric Skicki Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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    Hurontario LRT vehicle

     

     

    One of the perks of living in Mississauga’s City centre, nearby Square One, is the easy access to transit and transportation. With highways, major roadways, local and regional transit options you are connected to the rest of the province in many easy ways. Announced in 2012, a major project that will be a great transportation development in Mississauga is the planned Hurontario LRT. Planned to stretch from Port Credit by the shore of Lake Ontario up to Brampton’s Gateway Terminal and circling Square One itself.  Planned to open in 2022 the Hurontario LRT will be a $1.4 Billion, 22 stop aboveground rapid transit option for residents of the region.

     

    Residents in the Square One area are going to be temporarily inconvenienced by the infrastructure construction for the next few years but the opportunity for property values to rise with its construction is undeniable. Resale values are definitely affected by transit options, neighbourhood amenities and walkability. Though current residents are concerned by the likely (though hopefully temporary) increase in traffic congestion during construction.  The Bramptonist points out that “about 70,000 of morning commuters travels to Mississauga from Brampton, even more than the 55,000 that travel to Toronto.” Many of which are coming into the Square One area to the many offices and services in the neighbourhood. Offering these commuters a car-free rapid transit option for commuting will make Square One Condo residents’ driving experience better.

     

     

    Hurontario LRT Streetview

     

    New Government Changes

    In November, new premier Doug Ford put the future of the Hurontario LRT in question when it was mentioned in connection to his plans to ‘eliminate the inefficiencies of the previous Liberal government’. In November he singled out the $1 Billion Hamilton LRT plans as a guarantee for funding. Meanwhile, the provincial PC government has avoided the press and NDP’s questioning about Mississauga’s LRT Future. The provincial government’s refusal to make the same guarantee for the Hurontario LRT is concerning many residents and local officials.

     

    Meanwhile, the municipal governments in Mississauga and Brampton are moving ahead with the plans and infrastructure changes. The new municipal city council in Brampton is proving more open to the LRT plans than their predecessors. The old council cancelled the original plan to have the Hurontario LRT run up through the downtown of old Brampton and this new council is reconsidering the plan to end the LRT at the Gateway terminal. Bringing back to the conversation LRT service in their downtown. Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga’s mayor, has met with Premier Ford in person to plead for the Hurontario LRT. It has been reported she stood her ground and expressed Mississauga’s commitment to their side of the funding. Mayor Crombie has always been a cheerleader for this project.

     

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