November 10, 2009
Oakville’s only true waterfront luxury condominium is well on its way to becoming reality, as the groundbreaking ceremony occurred on November 7, 2009.
“What is absolutely wonderful about The Shores is that it links Oakville’s long history with its glowing future,” says Mr. Salvatore. Fernbrook Homes is partner with Cityzen Group Developments in the project. The pair has won critical acclaim and commercial success with signature projects such as The Absolute Community in Mississauga and Pier 27 on Toronto’s central waterfront at the foot of Yonge Street.
“In many ways The Shores has been a true labour of love for all of us,” he says. “We have been able to take the best site in Oakville, overlooking the marina at the mouth of Bronte Creek and then set to work an incredibly talented team to deliver a true landmark project.”
There will be a comfortably appointed party room, a wine-tasting room and adjoining wine cellar, a soothing spa and private theatre, complete with surround sound. For sunny days there is an astonishing rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views of the lake and surrounding neighborhood.
The Gluckstein signature touches include kitchens with top quality stainless steel appliances, natural stone countertops, hardwood floors throughout or for those who prefer a warmer, gentler feel and look, 50-ounce wool carpeting in the bedrooms.
The Shores is designed to meet the needs of an upscale clientele. The lower two floors, for example, will offer town homes with both private patios and second floor terraces or balconies. Floors 3 through 6 feature a mix of suite sizes, all with 9-foot ceilings. That ceiling height increases to 10 feet on floors seven through nine while the penthouse level takes advantage of its paramount position to offer ceilings that soar a full 12 feet.
The townhouses offer 1,850 square feet of space on three stories. The master suite is on the second floor while the other two bedrooms share the top floor. Should buyers want an elevator to whisk them from level to level, elevators are optional.
Each not only has its own walk-out patio and small green lawn but there is also an option available for a rooftop terrace complete with gas barbecue hook-up and water outlet. Rooftops can become anything from small private parks to carefully tended gardens. Each town home also has its own private entrance to the parking garage and two-side-by-side parking spaces.