BuzzBuzzHome Corp.
May 2, 2011

As the days of warm weather nudge closer (any time now. . .) we here at BuzzBuzzHome tend to think more carefully about the way condominiums extend their design choices from inside to outside, largely by way of outdoor amenities and landscape architecture.

Certainly it’s obvious that the people behind Ocean Club Waterfront Condominiums in Etobicoke gave the same ideas a lot of thought. Graywood Developments Ltd and Beaverhall Homes, the project’s co-developers, enlisted the renowned landscape architectural firm Strybos Barron King to ensure that the natural environment would be all that today’s sophisticated purchasers demand. It looks like they succeeded with flying colours.

“Today’s condo dwellers demand great outdoor spaces,” says the project’s landscape architect Mathieu Strybos. “What works inside tends to work outside, so there is a greater collaboration with designers to make the interior flow and connect with the outdoor spaces.”
For example, says Mr. Strybos, “At Ocean Club, the 8th floor terrace is an elegant, high-quality outdoor entertainment area. Spaces are divided into smaller living sections delineated by lush plantings and featuring couches and lounge chairs, an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, dining area and sunning rooms. A trellis structure acts as a hallway connecting these inviting spaces.”

The 8th floor terrace

The inclusive, socializing-friendly design continues closer to the ground. “On the east side of Ocean Club,” explains Mr. Strybos, “terraced landscape spaces abut a future public park/pedestrian corridor that connects to Marine Parade Drive and the Humber Bay Waterfront Park, which will give residents direct access. The landscaping on the south side is part of a vibrant streetscape and includes an outdoor patio off Ocean Club’s fantastic ground-floor restaurant.”

Main floor restaurant

Even the kinds of plants and flowers that will grace the grounds and public areas at Ocean Club were selected thoughtfully. Drought-tolerant native and non-native trees will join flowering shrubs, and disease-resistant wildflowers and grasses to ensure that the grounds are attractive and low maintenance. Sound like they thought of it all!

To learn more about Ocean Club Waterfront Condominiums visit their website or cruise by their presentation centre at 128 Marine Parade Drive in Etobicoke.

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