BUILDER/DEVELOPER: Adi Development Group
SIZE: 435 to 1,396 square feet
PRICE: From $170,000 to more than $700,000
SALES CENTRE: 5210 Dundas St., at Sutton Drive in Burlington. Open Monday to Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.; weekends from noon to 5 p.m.
CONTACT: Phone 905-592-2028 or visit adidevelopments.com
The CEO of Adi Development Group believes in the quality of his projects so much that he always buys a few units for himself to live in.
But for his Burlington-based company’s latest endeavour overlooking Bronte Creek Provincial Park, he will bring in his personal trainer to lead semi-private workouts for himself and residents alike.
“Maintenance fees will be 45 cents a square foot and that does include a trainer that does classes in the gym on site, three times a day, seven days a week, so it’s a real bonus feature,” says Tariq Adi, who lost 25 pounds with the Trubody Fitness instructor.
“Being on a health and fitness kick, [my brother and I] wanted to make that part of not just our lives and our company, but also the demographic and clients that are going to buy in our building. So we created a world-class facility in the amenity space that allows for that.”
In addition to the gym, the two-storey recreation centre will house hot and cold plunge pools, a show kitchen, resort-style bar, dining and billiards rooms, lounge and terraces.
“The amenity that we’re providing is unprecedented in the city,” Mr. Adi states. “[Plus] it’s a very unique site plan and a very interesting concept as well.”
For instance, as an homage to New York’s High Line, which is an elevated park on former freight rail lines, the contemporary four-building condominium will have a courtyard sloping toward the creek from its second storey.
“It’s almost like a park in the middle of the building, but it’s an elevated courtyard where the parking is underneath, so you never see any vehicles between the buildings,” Mr. Adi explains.
A private trail will also connect to a public one along the creek abutting the mid-rise complex, called Link, which will house 298 units and 14,000 square feet of retail space at the corner of Dundas Street and Sutton Drive.
“We wanted to create the idea of being linked to nature because we truly really are – you’ve got a beautiful, modern community in the middle of nature since we’re virtually right on the creek,” Mr. Adi said.
“All the buildings are oriented in a way to take advantage of those views of the creek.”
Two multilevel glass-and-steel pathways illuminated by LED lights will bridge two buildings in the complex, which RAW Design devised in a U-shaped configuration with black and red accented balconies that cantilever outward.
“It’s a really iconic design in the context of the area where we’re in,” Mr. Adi notes.
Phase two will be released soon given the popularity of phase one, which offers 143 suites, ranging from studios to two-bedroom-plus-den layouts.
“We have a floor plan that’s 656-square-feet with two bedrooms and two baths that’s been so popular,” Mr. Adi said. “Some of those particular plans will get a massive terrace as big as the suite itself.”
Two-storey townhouses will have up to four bedrooms, direct access to the street, building corridor and courtyard. “They also get their own private garages in the back, which is very different,” Mr. Adi states.
“And we are offering the option to provide a private elevator in their suites, so that helps the older demographic.”
Expanding on the nature theme, designer Mike Niven devised more natural than polished appointments. “The style of finish and quality of finish we’re providing also hasn’t been done in the city as well,” Mr. Adi says.
Parking will be included and established attractions surround the site, which will start occupancies by March, 2016.
“We’re close to everything, from a school across the street to new recreation centres [that have] just been built by the city, shopping amenities, gyms, banks and supermarkets,” Mr. Adi states.