Top Floor Amenities Designed For You
There are many things that make it on to a home buyers “must-have” list when condo hunting in the GTA. Accessible location, spacious layouts and design-forward features are usually at the top of anyone’s list. In the age of carefree condo living, home buyers also want more space outside of their suite where they can entertain guests, stay active and essentially have more space to be social in their down time. They want great amenities that make sense.
A new condominium project in the GTA that has been recognized for its smartly designed amenity spaces is Backyard Neighbourhood Condos in the heart of south Etobicoke. This mid-rise, master-planned community, being developed by VANDYK group of companies, has been the talk of the town ever since launching The Humberside, its first residential building, back in May of this year.
A unique feature about the amenities at The Humberside is that they are all conveniently located on the top (seventh) floor of the building.
“We wanted the amenities to be separated from the rest of the building,” says Vicki Schmidt, VP of Sales at VANDYK group of companies. “Having all amenities on the top floor creates a central social space where residents can be free to enjoy their down time without any hesitations or disruption to their neighbours.”
Designed by renowned interior design firm U31, the amenities of The Humberside incorporate a lot of neutrals to appeal to a range of personalities who will be living in the building. Principal Designer Kelly Cray also played on the natural elements of the exterior like linear brick and stone accents. He interpreted these elements on the inside for warm and inviting interiors that are equally “now” as they are timeless.
Party Lounge: More Space To Be Social
With its warm and feels-like-home atmosphere, the party lounge encourages quality time with friends, family and new neighbours. Residents can catch the game on the wall-mounted TV and with plenty of seating areas everyone is invited. A kitchen bar area with an extended countertop is the perfect place to host a festive gathering or meet friends to get the party started before a night on the town. Friends need a place to stay after the party? No problem. The Humberside has a private guest suite conveniently located on the first floor. The party room also has direct access to its own private outdoor rooftop terrace.
Fitness Centre: A Workout With A View
The fitness centre at The Humberside has a tranquil atmosphere. Floor-to-ceiling windows lift spirits by letting natural light in. What’s better than looking over verdant treetops during a morning run on the treadmill? The fitness centre has sound absorbing flooring surfaces and offers top-of-the-line cardio and weight equipment, ideal for anyone with an active lifestyle.
Yoga/Stretch Terrace: Sun Salutations
Residents of The Humberside can take their workout outside on the gym’s adjoining yoga/stretch rooftop terrace. With durable astroturf flooring, an outdoor workout in the warmer months is made possible. Glass railings provide unobstructed views of city skylines and the Humber River’s mature treetops.
Rooftop Terrace: Take Entertaining To New Heights
The rooftop terrace lounge offers sweeping views of Toronto’s cityscape and the natural beauty of the meandering Humber River as it flows into Lake Ontario. Residents can unwind with a glass of wine around the fire pit or cook up a gourmet meal and dine at the alfresco table. The possibilities are endless. So are the views.
Green Is Good
Also on the top floor are two passive green roofs, included to improve the environment while also beautifying the building’s design. In addition to the rooftop green space, Backyard Condos has an abundance of street level greenery, such as the 1-acre park in the center of the community. The park is a wonderful outdoor amenity complete with an artistic play structure, interactive splash pad and artificial turf for year round enjoyment.
Whether it’s smart amenities, functional floorplans, outdoor space or location, Backyard Condos continues to check off many items on condo hunter’s “must-have” lists. See for yourself! Visit The Condo Shoppe at 188 The Queensway in Etobicoke. Hours of operation are Monday to Wednesday from 12pm to 7pm, closed Thursday and Friday, Saturday from 11am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.
The Humberside at Backyard Condos is 65% sold! A great selection of suites still remain, starting in the mid $200’s. For more information, visit backyardcondos.com or call 647.427.4048 to speak to a VANDYK Sales Representative.