>> WINNIPEG CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS are like a certain credit-card company — they’re everywhere you want to be.
StreetSide Developments has a wide array of pet-friendly condominiums in the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, with price points and amenities that are attractive to buyers in every stage of adult life.
For the young professional, a one-bed, one-bath suite on a South Osborne transit corridor might be the ticket. First-time homeowners and young families might consider a Transcona townhome, which offers the space and storage without the upkeep or price of a new detached home. And an apartment-style condo in Bridgwater Centre might be just right for those looking to downsize.
Choice locations are fundamental for the city’s most prolific developer.
"One of the key points that we see regularly is that location is one of the main reasons why people buy where they buy," explains Kelli Roach, StreetSide sales and marketing manager.
StreetSide currently has new condominiums in Amber Trails, Bridgwater Centre, Charleswood, Transcona, Sage Creek and South Osborne. A new development is underway in RidgeWood West and the company is planning its newest addition in St. Boniface.
StreetSide has a keen sense of what clients need and want in a home. One way the company stands out is in its pet-friendly approach.
"We understand that pets are a very important aspect in peoples’ life and we want to be able to accommodate that," says Roach, noting that StreetSide’s newest additions don’t set size limits for pets either.
StreetSide has also made it easy for people to shop from the comfort of their couch. Its website offers virtual tours of five display suites, a live chat feature and live video tours with a realtor.
The 30-year-old multi-family division of Qualico, which was founded in Winnipeg in the 1950s, StreetSide’s standard offerings include open-concept floor plans, modern finishes like vinyl plank flooring and quartz countertops, quality construction and ease of living.
Roach says the company’s greatest strength is in the diversity of its team and the sum of their experience.
"We’ve been in the business for a long time and we’re continually growing as we learn from past projects and taking what we’ve learned and utilizing it in our future ones."
Randall Homes is another long-time Winnipeg builder that has expanded into the condo business, including a recent development at the Qualico community of Sage Creek. Its LaFrance townhome condo complex puts buyers at the heart of one of the city’s most walkable communities, close to nature trails as well as the increasingly bustling village centre.
Randall also has a 14-unit townhome development in Transcona’s Canterbury Park, with a bright display suite on Ravenhurst Street. Like the LaFrance development, the Hearthstone Villas are well-appointed three-bedroom townhomes with two full baths and a powder room, plus garage and private outdoor space.
Townhome condominiums are rising in popularity, partly because buyers want to enjoy the ease of the condo lifestyle, and partly because they are affordable, allowing first-time buyers to purchase something brand-new without a hefty price tag. Townhomes offer several advantages, including space, which is spread out over two to three levels. Snow removal, landscaping and exterior maintenance are all included in condo fees. And shared walls help to reduce heating and cooling costs.
Four of StreetSide’s current developments include townhome options, ranging from one to four bedrooms and from 978 up to 1,458 square feet. The company has six entries in the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes. It’s also adding some extra luxury to its roster with a new display suite opening later this year at Couture West in RidgeWood West and, coming soon, a new venture called Vue Taché in St. Boniface.
Whether you are looking for your first home, downsizing or simply looking for a new community to call home, there’s an apartment style, townhome or bungalow condominium for every budget and every lifestyle — and in the location of your choice.