There’s something new and exciting happening in downtown Hamilton that has condo buyers lining up! This past week, New Horizon Development Group, in joint venture with Dundurn Edge Developments, launched City Square Parkside Condos in downtown Hamilton to great fanfare. 70% of the condo suites sold during the preview only opening weekend.

Located in downtown Hamilton on a quiet residential street in the leafy heritage Durand District, City Square’s spectacular glass presentation centre opened its doors to an enthusiastic crowd of pre-registrants eager to get in on the revitalization of this happening neighbourhood. City Square Parkside Condos is the first of three Art Deco-inspired condominium residences in the heart of the historically important Durand District. The first condo is nine storeys high with a stone base, stucco skin, elegant entrance canopy and Deco-inspired fluted pilaster details. Sweeping glass balconies adorn the elevation and culminate in stunning wrap-around terraces on the Penthouse levels offering panoramic views of the Escarpment, Harbour and city skyline. City Square faces the charming and verdant Durand Neighbourhood Park on Charlton Street.

With a range of affordable and attractive one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom, and choice penthouse layouts available, City Square is addressing the lifestyle needs of buyers looking for carefree condo living. “We have a great number of young people who love the neighbourhood, especially its proximity to downtown,” says Jeff Paikin, president of New Horizon. “City Square offers the right-sized plans, the right building amenities and the right price. And, with a choice location, we were able to easily convert these renters to home ownership.”

Paikin also reports that young professionals from the GTA West are drawn to Hamilton’s downtown and love the energy and excitement of the many attractions such as Hess Village, boutique-chic James Street shopping areas, the new Hamilton Art Gallery, Copps Coliseum, farmers market and revitalized artists’ studios and shops that are experiencing a resurgence. Savvy young people and investor are realizing the great value for their money in Hamilton compared to Mississauga and Burlington. They see the long-term value in the condo lifestyle, the location and certainly the renaissance of the downtown core.

In an effort to be promote eco-friendly living, City Square will offer its residents an auto and bike share-style program where residents will not need to own and operate a costly vehicle – they can simply rent a vehicle when needed, saving significant funds on automobile upkeep. With GO Train service a comfortable five-minute walk away, many buyers will take advantage of easy transit and not invest in a car. There are also many eco-responsible features such as the in-suite Green technology HVAC system, a renewable energy generated by geo-thermal heat that is energy efficiency and with its flat fee, guaranteed 30-year price, it also cuts costs. Recycling and Green construction technologies are also being applied at City Square. “Our partners are leading the way in LEED certified highrise construction and together we are subscribing to a 100-mile carbon footprint, utilizing suppliers and partners close to home,” adds Paikin.

Amenities are also smart and sensible – just what you are looking for. City Square’s lobby lounge is spacious and stylish with designer selected furnishings and a modern fireplace and feature wall. The party room boasts club-like bar and corner-wrapped floor-to-ceiling windows making it light and airy. Easy access to the spacious outdoor ground level terrace is ideal for entertaining and relaxing. The multi-purpose room is perfect for yoga and pilates, stretching with windows overlooking the terrace. The fitness room will have state-of-the-art equipment – elliptical, rower, Stairmaster and treadmill. Each suite has a handy main level individual storage locker. Bicycle storage and bike-share facilities are conveniently located on the ground level with direct outdoor access. Underground parking completes the common area amenities.

The grand opening of City Square will be Saturday, June 11 at noon. There will be a grand opening bonus of five free appliances, one-year free Cogeco cable, Internet and phone as well as $500 in Décor Dollars at the New Horizon Design Centre.

City Square is located at 85 Robinson Street, Hamilton.