No matter what amenities a part of a city might have or the perks a condo may come with, there’s no getting around the fact that neighbourhood walkability is an enormous draw for home hunters. Garrison Point, located at 30 Ordnance St., calls uber-walkable Liberty Village home and is close to Queen West and King West, which have an average Walkscore of about 93 out of 100.
Having a pedestrian-friendly place to call home makes city living all the more convenient. There’s no need to wait for a bus or streetcar or worry about parking, plus it makes you feel connected to the streets that surround you.
The benefits of taking a brisk stroll to pick up groceries or get to work are endless, but they’re not always physical. According to research from the University of New Hampshire, people living in walkable neighbourhoods trust neighbours more, participate in community projects and volunteer more than in non-walkable areas.
After all, getting out on the street is a sure fire way to see what’s going on in your community. Mindful of the myriad ways that pedestrian power can boost liveability, Diamondcorp, Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes are launching a conversation on the topic.
Share your thoughts on stepping out on November 28th at 11am on Twitter, using the hashtag #GPwalkscore. The last time Garrison Point turned the conversation over to Torontonians, everyone from Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s Chief Planner, to the YummyMummyClub, joined in with their ideas.
Plus, the most active most active participants will have the chance to win one of four Williams’ Landing gift cards worth $25.
Garrison Point is a master-planned community that takes into consideration the needs of city life. Made up of 516 units, the project is surrounded by waterfront trails, schools, parks plus plenty of shops and restaurants too. It offers a downtown lifestyle to home seekers and includes a wealth of family-friendly features too, a rarity among city condos.
For more information visit garrisonpoint.ca.