Oct 18, 2016
Most often, condo buyers assume they will be giving up a backyard to live downtown, but Rockport knows how important outdoor space is to homeowners so they have created The Urban Yard. These expansive balconies range in size up to 30 ft. wide and 10 ft. deep, and come finished with porcelain tile flooring, decorative custom privacy screening and your own gas barbecue. The Urban Yard is designed to expand your living space dramatically, providing enough room to relax, cook, dine, lounge, play, entertain, grow and garden. No more cramped balconies with just enough space for two chairs! The Urban Yard comes standard with every suite at George — Rockport’s newest condominium residence located at 1331 Queen St. E. in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. An eight-storey, modern midrise building with just 83 suites and eight townhomes, the whole project (including the name) is a nod to George Leslie, founder of Leslieville and an avid horticulturist who once operated the city’s largest nursery in the area. His love of nature inspired the large outdoor balconies, beautifully landscaped courtyard, green roofs and the custom leafmotif decorative screens incorporated into the architecture.
George has also been thoughtfully designed on the inside with spacious, functional layouts that reflect how families of all shapes and sizes live in their homes today, and how they will live tomorrow. The suites will include:
» Maximized natural lighting through expansive windows and soaring nine-ft. ceilings.
» Large kitchens with entertaining islands, gas stoves and lots of cupboards and drawers.
» Master bedrooms that welcome king size beds.
» Oversized ensuite bathrooms with double sinks and large walk-in showers.
» Many closets, including large walkin closets.
» Underground parking garage designed to enable electric charging stations.
» Unlimited internet included with every suite.
For a change of scenery, there will be a common rooftop terrace with a kitchen, bar, barbeque, fire pit and seating areas, as well as resistance training equipment and kid-friendly flooring and chalkboard wall. “It has an outdoor gym and it’s parkour-style, so there will be several pieces of equipment with explanations on how to use them,” Ms. Bennett states. “[Plus] we have a children’s play area, which you don’t see very often, because our demographic is right across the board. We have young singles in their 20s, young professionals in their 30s and 40s, and couples, not that many with small kids, but we do have a lot of empty nesters with grandchildren.” g Attractions for all ages, such as parks, trails, major supermarkets, independent restaurants and bakers, also surround the site, which was named after George Leslie, a horticulturalist and founder of the increasingly popular community.
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