Shelly Sanders Greer THE STAR July 10, 08
Camrost-Felcorp is bringing what it calls "the highest beach club in the world" to south Etobicoke.
California Condos is the newest phase of the six-hectare master-planned Mystic Pointe community. And what sets it apart from other condos in the GTA, says David Feldman, president and CEO of Camrost-Felcorp, are the recreational facilities atop the 32-storey building.
"There is nothing like this," Feldman says. "It will be a whole lifestyle situation with an infinity swim pool, hot tub and a glass wall residents can look through to see downtown Toronto. The auditorium will have incredible views and the sundeck will transform into an open-air theatre with movies projected onto the wall. Residents will be able to enjoy outdoor movies. I think that's a first."
In addition to the rooftop facilities, there will be the Bayside Sports Entertainment Centre atop the fourth-floor podium, featuring an outdoor pool, running track, squash courts, craft room, library and private dining room.
"If you add up all the amenity space there is 75,000 square feet of total space indoors and outdoors," Feldman says. "This is almost two acres."
Prices will start at $198,900 and go to just over $1 million for the penthouses. Parking will be included and maintenance fees will be 36 cents a square foot, plus the separately metred hydro.
"The reason we can keep the maintenance fees so reasonable with all the amenity space at California Condos is that the costs will be amortized over our other Mystic Pointe communities – iLofts, TIDES and California Condos," Feldman explains.
With the big focus on amenities, Feldman says the market will likely be young professionals who "want and deserve an enjoyable lifestyle when they come home from work.
"And the beauty of California Condos is that because it sits on a landscaped podium, even the ground level suites will be on the third floor, which means great views for everyone in the building."
To take advantage of the lake and city views, Feldman adds that residents will have large windows. There will be 300 suites and California style was the inspiration for the interior layouts.
"Most of the kitchens have islands with cook tops and fan hoods above," says Feldman, "and the ceiling has an interesting design. It is not just a typical flat white ceiling. These will be true designer kitchens."
Nine-foot ceilings will be found in all suites except the penthouses, which will have 10-foot ceilings.
There will be one-bedroom suites, one bed plus den, two beds and two beds plus-den plans. Flooring will be laminate and tile.
To increase energy efficiency, heat pumps will be installed so residents will be able to control their own heat and air. California Condos will be walking distance to Humber Bay Park and local amenities. The Mimico GO station, TTC, QEW and Highway 427 are also nearby.
Register for more information by calling 416-251-8888 or by visiting californiacondosto.ca.
Feldman says the sales office, located at 515 The Queensway at Parklawn Rd., will be up and running in a couple of weeks.
A Porsche Boxster will be given away in a draw at the sales office. You don't have to purchase a suite to enter.