Location: Richmond Hill
Builder/developer Pemberton Group
Size: 640- to 1,035-square feet
Price: Starting from the low $300,000s
Contact: To register, phone 905-709-5700 or visit skycitycondos.com
This summer, Pemberton Group will deliver a new condominium residence with a taller and more sleek silhouette than its sister towers in a master planned community in Richmond Hill. These two glass and black masonry towers are called SkyCity, the first of which will stand 20-storeys high at 55 Oneida Cres., near Yonge Street and Highway 7.
“The look is very different with glass versus before we did brick,” says sales representative, Sophia von Niebelschuetz, who references four completed towers on the same street. “It gives it a new dimension and a new look, like the sky is the limit.”
But what young professionals, downsizers and families may appreciate even more than its style is its setting.
“The beauty is that it’s in a pure residential area, but is still so close to everything,” Ms. von Niebelschuetz said. “We are walking distance to the GO Train, GO bus, shopping and SilverCity [movie theatre].”
Furthermore, SkyCity will be steps from established schools, parks, community centres and recreation facilities, including the Langstaff Discovery Centre, Elvis Stojko Arena and Richmond Hill Golf Club.
“The majority [of buyers] are from Richmond Hill, who know the area and love the area,” Ms. von Niebelschuetz said. “I think that’s a perfect location as an end user and investor.”
Directly on site, the three-storey podium will be packed with private amenities, including a double-height lobby with 24-hour concierge service, two guest suites, a yoga studio, gym and pool with a double-sided fireplace shared with a lounge. For large affairs, there will be a theatre and party room with a bar, dining and lounge areas, as well as a landscaped rooftop terrace with barbecues, a fireplace and a fire pit, and seating for dining or casual conversation.
Once sales begin, the first tower will offer 210 one- and two-bedrooms suites with dens in some cases and open principal rooms with nine-foot ceilings, walls of windows and sliding balcony doors, as well as mostly galley or U-shaped kitchens with peninsulas and breakfast bars.
“People in this area seem to like more of the traditional style, so they want to have a kitchen, not just along the wall, but a kitchen with a breakfast area,” Ms. von Niebelschuetz says of the plans. “They have a lot of usable space – there’s no wasted space – in all the designs.”
The interior decor will be modern and upscale, including laminate floors and stainless steel appliances, plus a choice of Caesarstone or granite counters and glass or marble mosaic kitchen backsplashes. Units will also come with stacked washers and dryers, a parking spot and locker.
Monthly fees will be around 50 cents per square feet, plus individually metered hydro.
Move-in dates begin in spring 2015.