Just as Paris’s iconic Place eight CEDARLAND is a stunning example of classical urban design and a showcase for luxury goods, eight CEDARLAND Condominiums will become an iconic landmark in the heart of Markham where residents will enjoy a rich quality of life.
The development, by H & W Development Corp., is at a strategic location at Warden Avenue and Highway 7, with Highway 407 just one set of lights away, as well as a VIVA bus terminal with access to FINCH station at its doorstep.
“This will be a place of significance,” says Johnson Cheng, CEO and Broker of Record of Cornerstone Marketing Realty Inc., the firm overseeing sales at eight CEDARLAND. “This location is poised for a lot of growth and H & W wanted to secure a tract of land in a superior location that would grow with the city and stand the test of time.”
Eight CEDARLAND will exemplify the live-work-play concept that Markham has embraced. A growing number of people are finding there’s no need to commute to downtown Toronto to find good jobs or things to do. Markham city offers theatres, art galleries, recreational facilities, parks, farmers’ markets, festivals and an amazing food scene.
Although many developers are building mixed-used developments that combine retail use at street level with condos above, H & W’s vision was to create a “crown jewel” catering solely to the residential experience, and creating a sense of home and community. The 18-storey condominium’s architecture is by DIALOG Design and will include 517 suites, including 31 townhomes, with occupancy expected in 2022.
Eight CEDARLAND is set between two city parks and will provide a lifestyle similar to what people enjoy in a single-detached home, says Cheng, with the spacious parks serving as front and back yards. As the city owns the parks, residents have full enjoyment without adding to their condo fees.
Eight CEDARLAND will cater to a wide range of buyers, from first-time purchasers to families, to empty nesters, as well as appealing to investors. Cheng says units have been designed to provide multiple flexibility, so families priced out of ground-level housing can enjoy the same lifestyle in the condo. And with the wide range of suite options available, multiple generations of the same family can live in the same building. Suites range from 558 to 2,100 square feet, with prices from $438,900 to $899,900+.
“H & W wants to create homes for everyone,” he says. “There is a lot of ingenuity in creating efficiency in these suites.”
Cheng says residents will enjoy many more amenities than they would in a detached home. They have been thoughtfully designed to cater to how people live, and based on buyer feedback. Health is a priority for many, yet they often can’t find the time to exercise. That’s why eight CEDARLAND’s state-of-art fitness centre will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The building will also have a gymnasium for sports such as basketball or line dancing, ballroom dancing or Tai Chi classes.
“It’s a space where residents can share interests and be together under one roof,” Cheng says. “It’s a way to bring fitness for kids and teens too.”
A WeWork space will provide an inviting study space for students, as well as co-working space for the self-employed or consultants. Markham is Canada’s High-Tech Capital with more than 1,000 tech and life sciences companies and more than 400 head offices. Many people work as contractors or consultants in the high-tech industry and those who live at eight CEDARLAND will be able to take advantage of the Wifi-enabled space to conduct business.
Other unique amenities include a music practice room and a kids’ play space with a sun-filled imagination centre, complete with active zones, a reading corner and interactive play facilities. Another much-appreciated feature will be an enclosed pedestrian pick-up and drop-off.
An exclusive Secret Garden on the third floor created by landscape architect Schollen & Company Inc. will include 16,000 square feet of spectacular outdoor space, including lawns, al-fresco seating and manicured leisure space.
The lobby will be soar two storeys with vaulted archways, seating and a 24-hour concierge, designed by Tomas Pearce Interior Design. Automated parcel lockers and a secured refrigerated parcel storage area will accommodate package deliveries.
Cheng says H & W has taken what it has learned from another one of its developments, Fontana, adjacent to eight CEDARLAND, to offer an even higher standard of amenities and spatial planning. H & W, with 20 years of experience, is dedicated to building homes that enhance the lifestyle of residents and their communities. The dedication to an elevated level of craftsmanship and developing aesthetically desirable spaces built for longevity, has earned H & W a reputation for excellence and many repeat buyers.
For more information or to register for eight CEDARLAND, visit http://eightCEDARLAND.ca/
Tracy Hanes is a GTA based freelance writer specializing in real estate.