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Eric Skicki

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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The Exchange District

Written by Eric Skicki Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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    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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What to do on your Mississauga condo PDI (Pre-delivery inspection)

Written by Eric Skicki Monday, May 14th, 2018
  • You bought a pre-construction condo a few years back and now it’s time to take possession. But before you get your keys, the builder gives you the opportunity to do a pre-delivery inspection of your unit.  These inspections are mandatory and typically take no more than one hour with most properties.

     

    I always recommend bringing the following things to the PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection) –

    1)      Original APS (agreement of purchase and sale), floor plans and any upgrades

    2)      Basic tools – Flashlight, tape measure, green tape

    3)      Notepad

    4)      Digital Camera or phone camera

    5)      Electrical tester – If you want to make sure the switches & outlets are working

    6)      Proper clothing, preferable steel toe boots

    7)      PDI checklist

     

    PDI checklist:

    Here is what we came up with for a condo specific PDI checklist.


    Kitchen – Start your PDI in the kitchen & work your way room by room. In the kitchen, there are several things to look out for.

    1st – Check the hardwood or tiles, depending what’s inside your specific unit. You want to make sure there is no damage to the plank or tile. If there is damage, then put a green tape sticky on the spot & get the inspector to note down the damage that needs to be fixed.


    2nd – Check the countertops for any damage along with the backsplash. Again if there is any damage like scratches or chirps put a green tape sticky to the spot.


    3rd – Check cabinets & drawers by opening them. Make sure all the hinges are properly secure, and that cabinets are properly aligned, open and close without difficulty. Check for scratches or any damage.


    4th – Open each appliance and make sure that they are properly installed and in working condition. Check for any damage – dents, scratches etc.


    5th – Check the sink and the faucet in the kitchen. Make sure that there is both hot and cold water. Fill the sink with water & make sure it drains properly. When you open the lower cabinet beneath the sink make sure there are no water stains underneath. This will tell you that the sink has been properly connected. Also, make sure that the dishwasher is connected.


    6th – On the list are electric switches & lights. Make sure everything turns on and off and is in proper working condition. & check the entry door to the unit.


    Living Room/Dining Room – There are very few things to look out for here compared to the kitchen, bathroom & laundry room in a condo.

    1st – Check all the light switches to ensure they are working and turning on and off.


    2nd – Check the floors for any damage/chirps. Keep in mind that your floors should not make any noise when you walk on them. Make sure that the baseboards are properly aligned and that there are no gaps or damage to these.


    3rd – If you have crown moldings, make sure there are no gaps, that they properly align and that there is no visible damage. Make sure that there are no scratches on the walls or that the paint is chirping.


    4th – If your condo comes with a fireplace, make sure it is in working condition and turns on and off.


    5th – Check the windows & balcony door that they open & close and that screens are properly installed. Make sure that they lock & unlock properly and check the balcony railing to ensure that it is properly secured.


    6th – If you happen to have blinds/shutters in your unit, check that they open and close properly. You want to check that these are correctly installed as well.


    Master Bedroom/Bedrooms – Like the living room, you will want to check floors, windows, crown moldings & baseboards for damage. Check the trim & bedroom door to make sure there is no damage and that it opens and closes and that it is properly aligned. If you have a balcony door make sure it opens and closes.


    Bathroom – Your bathroom is just as important as your kitchen and consists of a few components.

    1st – Are the tiles on the floor as well as in the shower or tub that you want to check for damage/chirps.


    2nd – Check that the fan & lights are in perfect working condition.


    3rd – When you look at the vanity there are a few things to look at such as the mirror to ensure that there are no scratches, damage or chirps, that the lights above it work. The sink & faucet should have hot water & drain properly. Watch out for water stains underneath the sink to ensure there are no leakages and that everything is properly connected. Ensure that all the cabinet doors and drawers open and close and that the hinges are correctly secured.


    4th – Is to check that the toilet is flushing and that it doesn’t leak anywhere.


    5th – Check the caulking around the sink & the bathtub and or shower. Test the shower head & drain. Assure that all faucets are working and that there is hot water and that the water drains. If you have a shower door; assure that it opens and closes and that it is properly installed.


    6th – Open and close & lock the bathroom door and look out for any damage and that the door is properly aligned.


    Laundry Room – This is an important component of your inspection. Take your time to assure that it is done accurately and that you don’t miss anything.


    1st – Make sure that the vent is going up and out of the unit.


    2nd – take a look that the water is connected.


    3rd – I recommend turning on the washer & dryer to assure it functions.


    4th – Check the dryer & washer for any dents & scratches and open and close the door.


    Exterior and common elements – This is something that you do not have to worry about as this is the builder’s responsibility.


    Air condition/heating and Mechanical –  Would just recommend turning on the unit. Most condos have AC on in the summer and heat on in the winter so you will not be able to test either the AC or the heat depending on the season.  


    Closets – I would advise sliding the doors open & close to assuring they are working. If there is glass check for scratches and chirps or cracks and take a look at the closet rack installation.


    Pro tip – If floors are dusty make sure to note that on your PDI list as there might be floor scratches which are not visible until the floor is clean.

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  • This entry was posted on Monday, May 14th, 2018 and is filed under ALL Articles, Condo Features, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , , , ,

Eric Skicki

Edge Tower Condos VIP Sale

Written by Eric Skicki Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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    Update: We will have a new 2018 release for EDGE condos on Thursday, January 18th between 5-7PM. Register for this event here.

     

    If you are currently renting and looking to purchase your first place, or if you are an investor considering purchasing some real estate, Edge Condos might be your best option.

    The builder, Solmar, is pleased to announce that we will be releasing the first phase of a multi-building development in just a few weeks. Solmar has not built any condominiums in downtown Mississauga, but they are very well equipped to do so. Having constructed many buildings in North York, this developer focuses on detail and quality. I was inside the sales office yesterday and have seen the quality of construction and I must say that I am very impressed. Many features and finishes which are typically offered only in higher end Toronto projects are considered to be the standard finishes offered at Edge towers.

    Even though prices and floorplans are not officially released, I had a chance to look over some of the material and here is what I can share so far.

    The first phase release will consist of just over 200 units and is expected to sell out within days. Pricing starts from the $300’s for one bedroom units, and $400’s for two bedroom units. The completion of the first tower will be sometime in 2020. As with all pre-construction condos, the total deposit will be 20% and broken down into smaller installments.

    For end users looking for the best-unobstructed view, I would recommend going for any of the west facing units. These units will give you a nice park view. There will be a new dog park right next to the building which is great for anyone who owns a pet!

     

     

  • This entry was posted on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 and is filed under ALL Articles, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , ,

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New Rogers Condo in Mississauga – “M City”

Written by Eric Skicki Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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    Update: We will be doing a VIP release to our clients March 22nd. Please register on our M City Condo page to get first access at this project.

     

    As pre-construction condos are rising in popularity and we know of all the current builder projects and their plans to expand their developments, it is to no surprise that a brand new 10 Tower project development has been announced. Many have wondered about that large piece of land; 15 acres to be exact, of land that is just to the east of the Grand Park Tower and Grand Park Tower II buildings and what would come of it.

    About 3 years ago, Rogers Real Estate had submitted a plan proposing a project that was then named Garden City, which was changed once they filed for the trademark “M City” this July. The trademark included a logo and is related to real estate services. The earlier site-plan that had been submitted with the name Garden City included 5 new streets cutting through the community and still bounded by Burnhamthorpe Rd W to the north, Webb Dr to the south and Confederation Parkway to the east, and the Grand Park Towers to the west. 

     

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  • This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 and is filed under ALL Articles, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , , ,

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Grande Mirage Condo VIP release

Written by Eric Skicki Monday, February 29th, 2016
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Pinnacle Uptown 3 Condo VIP Release – Amber

Written by Eric Skicki Monday, June 8th, 2015
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    Great news folks! Today Pinnacle released their next condo project that will be located by Hurontario & Eglinton Ave W. Currently, Pinnacle has 2 towers, Crystal, at 55 Eglinton Ave W & 75 Eglinton Ave W. The 3rd and 4th proposed towers called “Amber” will be located behind the first two towers.  Standing at 23 and 26 storeys, the 1 Bedrooms will start as low as $260,900 & the 2 Bedrooms as low as $340,900. After the success of Crystal, this new set of condos will retain the same interior finishes and have a similar exterior glass look. Just as Crystal, Amber aims to have one large lobby connecting the two towers. Pinnacle is also famous for their other project close to Square One Mall; Pinnacle Grand Park 1 & Pinnacle Grand Park 2.

    The Community

    Amber will be situated close to Highway 10 and Eglinton Ave W. Currently, there are 3 Plazas surrounding the project that offer a variety of services such as Service Ontario, Post Office at Shoppers Drug Mart, Florists, LCBO, Convenience Stores & Scotiabank. Restaurants such as Montanas, Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet & Cora’s are within walking distance. As well as, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, & Oceans fresh food market are also within reach. 

     

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  • This entry was posted on Monday, June 8th, 2015 and is filed under ALL Articles, Condo Features, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , ,

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Block NINE condo VIP sale in now on!

Written by Eric Skicki Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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    Exciting news today as the famous builder Amacon is once again presenting a brand new condo project in downtown Mississauga called “Block NINE“.  The project is not open to public or real estate agents yet, however as always we have VIP access for our clients and we can book up to two units per person starting today. At the moment they are releasing the first (south tower) only. 

    Since this is a pre-release sale, all interested parties must contact us directly at 647-689-7517 and book an appointment to the sales center.

    – There are one bedroom units ranging for 546 square feet up to two bedroom units with large terraces totalling over 1600 square feet

    – The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2018

     

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  • This entry was posted on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 and is filed under ALL Articles, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , ,

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Pinnacle Grand Park 2 Condo VIP Release

Written by Eric Skicki Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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    Edit: We still have the VIP promotions extended for a limited time period. If you are interested please give me a call and I can set you up with a private tour! 647-689-7517

    Pinnacle will be releasing a new set of condos, starting from just $265,900 or low to mid $400’s per square foot. With no other condo projects being released in downtown Mississauga in 2014, this may be the last opportunity for any buyer to have a first-hand pick of whichever unit they like. We will be having a  special event on June 21st, 2014, where our clients will have one-on-one appointments to pick any unit they like. The builder will be officially closed to the public on that day; so please do make sure to register with us to take advantage of this opportunity.

    Floorplans/layouts can be found on MyPinnacleCondo.ca  For those interested to see the complete pricing, I encourage you to contact us and we can send them to you VIA email. 

    Who is Pinnacle Grand Park 2 targeting?

    With an anticipated closing date of May 2017, the Pinnacle condos are really for those who are planning their future. This mainly consists of three primary groups.

    The first group is; the young adults who are still living at home with their parents. Making the giant leap to live on your own can seem like a serious commitment, and young adults do want to make sure they have enough time to save and prepare for the life that awaits them outside of the comfort of their own home. Parents, on the other hand, are often proud to help contribute financially and help their kids start off their lives.

     

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  • This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 and is filed under ALL Articles, Pre-Construction Condos. Tags: , ,

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