As the Toronto condominium market continues to grow at an exponential speed, buyers want to know what makes this condo more superior to the next? Beyond the square footage, views and location, the amenities are a huge selling point for potential buyers and renters alike. These are little extras that will make their day to day more convenient, enrich their lives and feel as though they are being pampered in their own home. Developers are now forward thinking in order to stay ahead of the curve; what are luxury amenities that people don’t know they need but won’t want to live without.
In 2018 our world revolves around technology, and there is no signs of the technology revolution slowing down. Even if we decide to ‘unplug’ from the outside world after a long day, what’s to say technology can’t help you get to a relaxed state once you are home. After all, technology is the ultimate time saver, right? Apple isn’t the only one stepping up
their tech game. Hey boys, ever wanted a Golf Simulator just steps from your living room? The Foxbar overlooking the Forest Hill Escarpment offers just that. Another condo offering supreme tech amenities is Avenue & Park. The developer thought, “What if the entire building was conceived to take advantage of the newest leading technologies combined with luxurious facilities and services?” The answer is, a technology hub motherload. Here you will find electric vehicle charging in your parking space, a business centre, a screening room, oh, and dry cleaning service which is another great perk.
Finding one’s Zen has never been more important amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. If you want to be a contender in the luxury amenity market, your wellness facilities better be a step above the rest. A common workout area with gym equipment won’t cut it, and the Nobu Toronto Residences recognize that. Although completion date isn’t set until 2022, Nobu is boasting of a fitness club with both a spin and yoga studio, massage room, sauna and steam room. Your well-being is top of their mind, so you can clear yours. Another condo we are looking forward to is located at King St West and Spadina, they are bringing their wellness game with a juice bar, ping pong lounge and a Pilates studio. Also on our list is The One, located at Yonge and Bloor. Residents can book anything from massages to facials and manicures in their private treatment rooms. Moral of this story, wellness luxury means not having to go outdoors and brave the elements to get your daily dose of fitness.
Dog-friendly condos have finally made their mark. Toronto is home to more than 230,000 dogs, so it’s no surprise that developers have decided that our furry family members deserve amenities too. The Mongomery atop of the Art Deco heritage building near Yonge and Eglinton is incorporating a dog running area and pet washing station. A huge benefit to dog owners, especially in the winter months. The Livmore located at Gerrard West is also considering the canines needs when it comes to condo living, incorporating a dog spa and designated outdoor dog area. Who says you need a large backyard before you grow your family by four paws.
Some new amenities that are becoming more common may not be considered ‘luxurious’ to all, but are for young families and entrepreneurs child care and co-working spaces are game-changing facilities. Where Honest Ed’s once stood, Westbanks new project with almost 900 rental units will feature such amenities. It only seems appropriate that a family-centric condo replace the community driven department store that was the heart of the Bloor and Bathurst neighbourhood.
It’s becoming clear that Toronto’s condominium market is no longer geared towards singles and couples, more and more families are finding the convenient, low maintenance and secure lifestyle a great housing option. Luxury amenities for your well-being, pets, children and professional development may not be on your must-have list, but they will be once you experience the ease and time saving benefits.