New condo development taking shape at the City Centre in Mississauga

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Published September 17, 2021 at 3:29 pm

If you look at the skyline in Mississauga, you can see that the condo–the most affordable housing option that’s attractive to singles, young professionals, families and empty-nesters alike–is quickly becoming king. 

Recently, Edenshaw Developments announced the impending arrival of its newest residential community, Alba. Located at 1 Fairview Road East, the 32-storey geothermal development will boast 418 units, including condo suites and townhomes. 

According to Edenshaw, the environmentally-friendly building will boast a lower carbon footprint, a wide array of amenities and useful storage options for residents. 

“Geothermal buildings such as Alba will see a carbon reduction of about 80 per cent, compared to a similar building heated by natural gas,” said Carmen Gerasolo, sales manager of Edenshaw Developments.

“Geothermal systems eliminate the use of natural gas to heat and cool the entire building and reduce the amount of energy required to operate the condominium’s central systems. The positive impact for residents includes lower maintenance fees, greater resale value, and a mechanical system built with reliability and resiliency.”

As far as the units go, Gerasolo says unit sizes range from 420 to over 860 square feet. Interested buyers can also look into a limited selection of townhouses that range in size from 1,100 to approximately 1,600 square feet. 

“We have a bunch of two-bedroom units and some three-bedroom townhouses, so it’s not a property with only micro 400 square foot units,” he says. 

“At Alba, you can grow in the building from a bachelor to having a family. Alba has a good mix of small one-bedroom and larger units with unobstructed views and townhomes that are large enough to give empty nesters or families a place to live.”

The development, which is taking shape close to the future Hurontario LRT and Square One Shopping Centre, offers residents additional places to store goods–something Edenshaw says appeals to people concerned about making do with smaller spaces.

“We wanted to maximize efficiencies within the unit–things like additional counter space and storage space,” says Lynnette Torok, director of marketing with Edenshaw.

“The design drastically increases storage. There’s floating tower storage in the bathroom, for example. A deep medicine cabinet-style feature. We wanted to ensure our units were designed with these types of considerations. 

Torok also says the kitchens offer innovative storage options. 

“Behind the counter, you have a pipe chase and it’s not fully utilized. What we did was create more storage behind the counter for spices, oils, herbs, etc. They recouped all this space that’s wasted in a condo. There are also pantries,” she says. 

Torok and Gerasolo also say that residents can enjoy unobstructed views of the city from most suites. 

“The views overlook single-family residential areas to the south and east, so those views will remain unobstructed,” says Torok. 

According to Edenshaw, the building will offer over 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a co-working and business centre, a children’s playroom and outdoor play area, a pet spa and outdoor dog run area, a maker studio, a terrace with barbecues, lounge seating and dining, a party room with a demonstration kitchen, a gym with a social lounge, a games room, a commercial laundry room with a lounge and guest suites.

The building will also offer a leak detection system. 

“Flooding is a disaster for homeowners and this system will detect the first drop of water that hits your suite if there’s a problem and you’ll get an instant notification and a notification will be sent to the concierge as well if you’re away,” says Torok. 

The building will also offer a license plate recognition system that can be programmed to allow guests, cleaning staff and dog walkers to enter the building.

The development is slated to be completed in 2025. 

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