Rich in culture, culinary experiences, and picturesque charm, Niagara-on-the-Lake has become a highly desirable place to live. Surrounded by nature, set in the heart of Ontario’s wine region and steeped in history, the town offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle.
The Windsor Luxury Townhouse Residences from Solmar Development Corp. provide homeowners with the opportunity to live in what may be considered to be the prettiest town in Ontario, with numerous amenities and attractions a short walk away.
“In terms of location, it’s fantastic,” says Melanie McIntyre, broker of record, Boardwalk Group Realty Inc. Brokerage, who is handling sales for the Windsor. “You are just blocks from Queen Street, the main artery. You have hotels, boutique shops, galleries, Lake Ontario, and golf courses. You can go for a picnic, stroll and shop, have a spa treatment, and have a vast choice of culinary experience. There is so much to say about downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake.”
The Windsor Luxury Townhouse Residences is an intimate and exclusive development of just 58 townhomes, with double-front bungalow lofts and traditional two-storey plans. There is still a good choice of townhomes available. Construction is planned to begin this spring with occupancy dates expected in the third and fourth quarters of 2018.
The Windsor’s homeowners will be able to walk to Old Town to browse its shops, stop into cafés, explore galleries and museums, or take a horse-drawn carriage ride. Old Town’s streets are tree-lined with beautiful 19th century buildings and stunning gardens. In summer, residents and tourists alike enjoy critically acclaimed theatre performances at the famous Shaw Festival or in winter, celebrate at the Ice Wine Festival. The town has a population of approximately 17,500, so has the friendly atmosphere of a small-town yet has extensive urban amenities in the town or just beyond, in cities Niagara Falls and St. Catharines.
Niagara Region is a prime location for leisurely weekend explorations, with award-winning wineries, bountiful farmers’ markets and the famous Niagara Falls and all of its attractions just a short drive away. Downtown Toronto is less than 90 minutes away by car, or just 12 minutes away by plane. There are three flights a day during the week from Niagara District Airport to Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport and one a day on weekends. The Buffalo airport is just a short drive away across the border, making it easy for snowbirds to fly to second homes in Florida or Arizona or to other destinations.
Homeowners at the Windsor Luxury Townhouse Residences will enjoy all the town and region has to offer, as well as a comfortable lifestyle in homes featuring quality construction and upscale features. Homes range from 1,400 to 2,187 square feet with a variety of floor plans, priced from the mid $600,000s to $800,000 plus. The townhomes have 9-foot ceilings on the main floor and 8-foot ceilings on the second floor. Some plans have high ceilings open to the floor above; some have main-floor master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Basements can be finished at extra cost.
Quality finishes include natural oak hardwood floor and stairs, smooth ceilings throughout, fully enclosed glass showers (as per plan), granite countertops in the kitchen and marble vanities in the bathrooms. A stainless-steel kitchen appliance package is included, as well as white washer and dryer. Air conditioning is included as a standard. The Windsor community has been extensively landscaped with shrubs and bushes, with black iron fencing and cobblestone driveways. The double-front towns have rear lane garages, making for an attractive streetscape.
While the townhomes are freehold, homeowners will pay a monthly fee to cover such things as water consumption for irrigation of common areas; landscaping of common areas and property grounds including front and rear yards; snow clearing of common areas, roads, walkways, sidewalks, and driveways, and street and park lighting.
These freehold-condo townhomes are appealing to many due to the location, amenities, and the unique lifestyle they can offer the buyer.
For nearly three decades, Solmar has been building quality single family, condominium, and commercial properties in prime Greater Toronto Area locations. Their residential communities are distinguished by their timeless elegance, rich character and modern efficiencies.
The presentation centre is at 494 York Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Call 905-688-3010
or visit: solmar.ca/the-windsor.php
Tracy Hanes is a Toronto area freelance writer.