Archive for June, 2015

89 Ridout Street “Old South”

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

By Peter Daoust,Broker Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage.

The brand new “Villas of Wortley”. Leasing has begun on this 36 unit, 4 storey “Tricar” lowrise building which will be completed this fall. Live in the heart of treed “Old South” on a bus route.P1220219 Enjoy walking to “Wortley Village” only a few short blocks away for shopping, drinks or evening dinners out. Public tennis courts down by the river and walking trails are only a few short blocks away. Walking distance also to the downtown core.”A union of Queen Anne architecture and modern construction”.This is a wonderful location and given the relatively small size of this structure units here will most likely be quickly reserved.Watch also for more new construction activity in the immediate area soon to happen.

2170-2201 Hyde Park Road North

Friday, June 26th, 2015

By Peter Daoust, Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage Nine acres… the old “Fisher Topsoil” location. Lowe’s Home Improvement to the south. 600 apartments are going in!!!  Three towers. The crane is up and one foundation is in.  Google ” Urban-Design-Brief-City of London 2170, 2201 Hyde Park Road”.P1210074* the second picture is of December 10th, 2015DSC_0027

885 / 905 Southdale Road West

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

by Peter Daoust, Broker. Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage

“Pomeroy Place” is the southwest London’s newest luxury rental buildings. One tower has 236 rental units and the second tower 197 units! Marketed as “the latest in technology, design, aesthetics and style coalesce” by “Old Oaks”. Studios from 478 sq. ft up to two and three bedroom units at large as 1886 sq. ft. Quartz countertops, hardwood, high speed elevators and a 15 floor sky lounge / terrace area.

What an amazing set of buildings on the fringe of our city… what a change to the landscape! Some people love this new look, others are of the opinion that these towers are a tad too big and note horses grazing on green pastures only a few blocks away. Visit www.pomeroyplace.ca for all the details.  ***   {Guess what is happening at 2170,2201 Hyde Park Road, just north of Fanshawe Park Road West. A big crane is now up and “Old Oak” is now working on yet another new project, three towers of 600 units in total (16 story buildings)}….  Wow ….   the look of London is changing.P1200890

305 Southdale Road West.

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

P1200878By Peter Daoust Broker, Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage.

Tricar is busy again, this time with a new 13 storey, 165 suite rental building to be known as “Westmount Estates 111”. Occupancy is in late 2016. Unit sizes will vary from 700- 1400 sq ft.  Google “305 Southdale Road East, Urban Design Brief” for an overview of the site plan. Sixty three new townhomes will also being going in to the immediate north on this same site.

Are these high density clusters on the outer edges of our city (which unfortunately creates a lifestyle dependent on having an automobile, it’s happening in north west London also) the very best we can do in urban planning and designs? Isn’t it more cost effective for the city to have more new builds in the downtown area?DSC_0021 The look of London’s landscape is changing and so to will be the way in which people living on the outer edges of our city will be interacting with our community.

Brand New Condo Style Units In London Ontario

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

P1200858By Peter Daoust, Broker. Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage.

This is a “Google search heading” sometimes used by out of town people moving to London. “Brand new” is easy living especially in a luxury condominium. It’s the perfect way to go if you are only planning on being in London for a year or so. “Mosiak” now under construction is a brand new “Flats and Soft Loft Apartments” building. These will be rental units.We had to look up the meaning of “Mosiak” and found a reference to a German comic book that sold over 200 million issues.
It’s being built on Sugarcreek Trail in central west London ( next to number thirty in our west end section) and in essence is a continuation of the two “Old Oak” 320 -340 Sugarcreek condo buildings now only a few years old. Modern, new and stylish living with easy access to the university, our major hospitals and downtown. This is the only new low rise condo type rental building of this type now under construction in town. As you can see from the picture it is not quite ready yet.DSC_0013
Visit the “Old Oak” website for their one and two bedroom unit designs and rental pricings.

“The Enclave at Victoria Hills”

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

P1160877By Peter Daoust, Broker. Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage

Yet another new townhouse complex using the word “Victoria” and this time it is in Ingersoll Ontario just twenty five minutes east of London Oatario by car. On our Ingersoll home page we mention how 2,800 people work at the Cami Plant in Ingersoll building the Chev Equinox and the G.M.C. Terrian crossover vehicles. New vehicle sales are now strong.
This new condo project on the same street as the Cami Plant but about a mile north at 175 Ingersoll Street North and there are finished units for viewing. It is a mix of 41 bungalow and two storey style units, some with walkouts. There are three different one floor models ranging in size from 953- 1025 sq ft and four different two storey models ranging in size from 1367-1534 sq ft.There are eight blocks of units ranging in clusters of 4-7 and the “Woodhatch Park” is directly across the street.
Ingersoll is enjoying a modest spurt of growth. Visit www.sinclairconstruction.ca for all of the details.This builder is know for building energy efficient homes.

Alymer Ontario and Condo Living

Monday, June 8th, 2015

P1200474By Peter Daoust, Broker Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage.

Southwestern Ontario is dotted with a number of wonderful small towns, each with a slightly different personality. Alymer, population 7,000 is 20km south of the 401, 16 km east of St. Thomas and 16 km north of Port Bruce on Lake Erie. Having easy access to the beaches, lakeside cliffs and fishing on Lake Erie is for many a welcomed reprieve.
Alymer is known for it’s wildlife management areas, it’s parks, museums, farmer’s markets, fruit farms and gift shops. It’s fair in August has run since 1846. Downtown Alymer has a number of speciality shops which attracts both local and out of town people.
Is Alymer big on condo living? Well it does have a number of smaller sized condo projects all around town and a new five storey 39 unit condo building for seniors in the heart of downtown known as “Aylmer Trillium Park”.P1210430
Small town living, friendly people, easy Lake Erie access and reasonable condo prices. Why not rediscover what Alymer has to offer?

940 On The Park. com

Friday, June 5th, 2015

P1190932By Peter Daoust, Broker Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage.

940 Springbank Drive. Fifteen minutes if the traffic is good to downtown. Marketed as “The best upscale living in London”. What a view! This rental building by “Ayerswood Development” has many unit sizes to pick from including penthouses from 1831 to 2637 sq. ft. These units are huge.”Worry free comfort and convience.”DSC_0071

Have you recently sold your home and are you now looking for a new and upscale apartment to live in for a year or so before you decide your next move? We are noticing that many people now seem to be in this camp. Check out 940 Springbank. The look of Byron has now changed forever.

“Northcliff Towns” Coming Soon

Monday, June 1st, 2015

by Peter Daoust, Broker. Remax Advantage Realty Limited Brokerage.

“High designs, low maintenance, easy access”. Coming the summer of 2015. Thirty nine brand new three storey high single car garage townhouses ranging in size from 1443 to 1617 sq. ft. The address is 1040 Coronation Drive, just next to the  high rise “Tricar”condo building.P1210214Five different designs to pick from built in clusters of 4,5,7 and 8 units.

Visit www.johnstonehomes.ca for some of the details and a sketch of their new site plan. One of their recent condo projects was called “The Ridge” in the nearbye 1850 Beaverbrook Ave. area and it sold out nicely ( it faced onto a park and an area with a retainer pond. These units will also share the design theme of that project with “open concept” second level living. DSC_0011