What Type of Mississauga Condo is Right for You?

With the large selection of condo buildings around Square One it can be hard to narrow down on the building and the type of condo unit most suitable for your living situation. Most condo buyers fall into one of these categories:

Young Professional / Single Living

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When you are a young professional the features that will attract you to a certain condo living will include:

View:  An unobstructed view is always desirable when selecting a condo, a view of the lake or the City of Toronto will usually cost you premium but it is worth it even for resale value. Being young profession the ability to entertain can be important and a nice view is always impressing.

High Floor: Nice view and high floor come hand in hand, especially with many new buildings coming up in the Square One area it is a good idea to ensure that your view will not get blocked in the next 5 years by a new high rise, a real estate agent can find out this information for you.

Upgrades:  Being a young professional a unit that is upgraded such as high ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors play a big role when selecting a unit. You will find that newer condo buildings would have these features as standard and you would not need to invest more money into upgrading the unit.

Amenities: Nice amenities are important when selecting your condo building, a swimming pool, gym and party room are important when looking for the right condo building for you. This will also encourage socializing with your neighbors which will add to the quality of living in a condo.

Building suggestions for young professionals:

Prince of Wales (Chicago) – The building has outstanding patio with flat screen TVs and a barbeque area.

Square One Dr (Limelight) – This new building is attracting a lot of young professionals with its eco- friendly features and state of the art basketball court as well as a gym that offers group games

Absolute Ave – The building has the largest facility with an indoor and outdoor pool, cardio room, weights room and even a spa facility.

 223 Webb Dr (Onyx) – One of the newer buildings with very nice finishes and an amazing terrace/party room on the rooftop.

3880 and 3888 Duke of York – Great building that has a bowling alley, swimming pool, theater and a gym.

Couples

Couples Buying Condo

Condo living as a couple is a great way to start out, here are some features most couples look for when buying a condo in Mississauga.

Spacious Unit: Nowadays the condo units are quite small especially new construction, for two people living in a condo you want to have a spacious unit at least 750 sq ft would allow for comfortable living. I would definitely recommend going for a 1 bedroom plus a den or a 2 bedroom unit. This way you can enjoy living in a condo for a longer period of time without lacking too much space.

Parking: When looking for a condo parking will be important especially if you have more than one car. Most units in Square One come with one parking space however if you are a couple most likely you will have two vehicles that need to be parked. You will want to look for a unit that either has 2 parking spots or a building where parking can be easily rented for not too much money. The average price to rent a parking spot in Mississauga will vary depending on the building $65 – $90 per month.

Amenities: Amenities are important for a couple living in a condo, especially if you like to entertain and you simply do not have enough space in your unit, a party room can be rented or a building with a nice outdoor terrace will come in handy. Also most buildings by Square One have guest suits that can be used for overnight guests.

Location: Location is important when you have two working adults living in one space, a convenient location when each partner can easily travel to work is very important. The Mississauga Square One area is a very convenient location with 3 highways all about 10 min from each other, you can travel to different parts of GTA with ease.

Building suggested for couples:

Living Arts– Great building with a nice location very close to Square One and minutes to Celebration Square.

3939 Duke of York or 220 Burnhamthorpe – The buildings has hydro included in the maintenance fee , it is a clean and quite building with many couples or families living. It also has a shuttle service that provides transportation to the Go Station (Square One)

225 Webb – This building is only 5 years old it features nice finishes and good size units.

Elm The two Elm buildings are great for start-up with prices and maintenance being very reasonable.

Family

Family Buying Condo

When a family of 3 or more people are looking for a condo living the important factors to consider include:

Spacious Unit: If you have children space plays a huge role when looking for a unit, a comfortable space for a family would be 1000 sq ft or more. Two full bathrooms are also very important for a family living with children.

Good Security: When looking for a building in the Square One area good security can play a big role in selecting a building. You will want to ensure that the building has 24 hour security and security cameras throughout the building.

Kid Friendly Amenities: Kid friendly amenities are hard to find in most condo building, there are however a couple of building that have small playground area.

Building Atmosphere: When looking to buy a condo in Mississauga the atmosphere of the building plays a big role. You will want to find a building with high ratio of owner as oppose to renters, a Real Estate agent will have knowledge of this information.

Building suggested for families

310 Burnhamthorpe or 330 Burnhamthorpe (Ovation/Ultra Ovation) – These building over spacious units while living in the newer condos, you can find nice 2 plus den unit where a den can be converted into a third bedroom.

3880 and 3888 Duke of York – In this building you will find reasonably priced 3 bedroom condos , also hydro is included in the maintenance fee.

335 Rathburn – This is a very nice and quiet building suitable for a small family

Older Residents

Older Residents

Most older residents look for a condo living as a downsize opportunity with less maintenance, no stairs and upkeep to worry about.

Spacious Unit: Moving from a house to a condo many older residents find that new units are quite small even for downsizing. Especially if they are used to a bigger property downsizing can be hard, I find that older building are quite suitable for adult living with units over 1000 sq ft.

Lower Floor: Lower floor is also important for older residents, in case of emergency or fire alarm stairwell has to be used and exiting the building from a lower floor is much easier for older people.

Good Neighbours: Neighbors of the same age is something that many individuals looking to downsize are interested in, you will also find that in older buildings in Mississauga are attractive choice for retired individuals.

Wheelchair Accessible Entrances: This is an important consideration when selecting a building in Mississauga

Building suggested for older adults

The Collegeway – These building are a popular choice amongst the older public, they offer great security spacious units and great atmosphere.

330 or 350 Rathburn – Reasonable priced units and spacious apartments are one of many features of these 2 buildings.

250 Prince of Wales – This building specializes in adult living with exclusive units and assistance living.

Mississauga Light-Rail Transit – Downtown 21 Master Plan

The Downtown21 Master Plan process (Downtown21) commenced in January 2009 with an aggressive outreach process to collaboratively build a new vision for Downtown Mississauga

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LRT Mississauga

 

Lots of great NEW additions are comming our way to the Mississauga City Centre Core. This is all part of the Downtown21 Master Plan. The City of Mississauga continues to move forward on its $1.3-billion light-rail transit (LRT) project . The LRT, which will run along Hurontario St. from Port Credit to downtown Brampton, has moved into the design phase. The 20-kilometre route will have as many as 32 stations and is being touted as a way to reduce commute times and improve connections to GO Transit and the Bus Rapid Transit line, which is currently under construction, and other transit options.

Approaching from the north, the transit route utilizes a new bridge over Mississauga Light-Rail Transit - Downtown21 Upcoming PlanThe route then travels west along Rathburn Road to Living Arts Drive, south to Burnhamthorpe Road and then east back to Hurontario Street.

A secondary connection travels south along City Centre Drive via Clarica Drive to Hurontario Street. The resulting downtown system creates routing andMississauga Light-Rail Transit - Downtown21 Upcoming Plan operational flexibility. From the south (Port Credit) – LRT can circle the downtown and return south. From the north (Burnhamthorpe) – LRT can circle the downtown and return north. Every second LRT vehicle can be a through trip.

Mississauga Light-Rail Transit - Downtown21 Upcoming Plan

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Is Buying Condo a Great Investment Opportunity?

If you ever wanted to invest in a Real Estate market you have probably wondered whether buying a condo would be a great investment opportunity. Lets look at condo investments, the first idea that comes in mind is buying a condo and renting it out or selling it in the future. There are some factors that need to considered, buying the cheapest/smallest unit during pre construction is not the greatest bargain as you might think at the time. You have to think about your future target buyer. Who wants a tiny condo where the couch is practically in the kitchen and a queen bed can not fit in the master bedroom? You would probably not want to live in a unit like this therefore the majority of people out there will not think of it as a great place to live either. The more unique and large your condo unit is, the more buyers/renters you are going to attract. Also think about your competition, yes all those people that bought for low price during pre construction of the condo  are planning to rent out their units, and are most likely going to do it all at the same time. This will result in many empty units in the condo waiting to be rented out which will drive prices down, there goes that nice profit that you had originally expected. Another advice is to buy as big a condo as you can afford. This is for two main reasons, so as not to be one of 100 one bedroom units for sale in a building. Another reason is many older couples will be leaving their larger homes and they are not going to want to live in a 550-square-foot one-bedroom condo. Condo buyers who rent out their unit and are not making 10 per cent or more might be better off with other forms of real estate investments.

In conclusion if you are buying a condo for resale potential try to purchase a larger condo with a unique layout and a great view this will definitely raise the demand for your property. If you are planning on renting, you will want to pick an area where vacancy rates are low (due to demand) and choose a condo that people will want to rent. The lease profit should be more then 10% in case of maintenance rates increasing and you do not want to be stuck with a negative cash inflow. All in all some research should be done before hand, let your Real Estate Agent help you with it!

Square One Condos in Mississauga

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Here is a narrow overview of what Square One Condos Have to Offer:

Absolute Ave Condo

Absolute Condos

Absolute condominiums are located at Hurontario and Burnhamthorpe. There are 5 towers in total, 50 Absolute, 60 Absolute, 70 Absolute, 80 Absolute and 90 Absolute. Each building offers something unique. There is 24 hour security gate that guards all of these towers.

Absolute Club is one of the largest clubs in the Square One Area. It offers:

    • Heated Outdoor Pool
    • Indoor Pool
    • BBQ Area
    • Exercise Room
    • Gym
    • Indoor Running/Walking Track
    • Party Room
    • Spa Salon (offer massages)
    • Billiard Room
    • Squash and Basketball Court

Burnhamthorpe Rd Condos

There are four main condo buildings on Burnhamthorpe:

200 Burnhamthorpe
Older building , however it offers large and spacious floor plans, located
right next to a ravine the condo is very affordable. Amenities include Exercise
Room, Outdoor Pool, Party/Meeting Room, Security System, Visitor Parking

220 Burnhamthorpe
Newer building less than 5 years old, low maintenance fees. Amenities include
Concierge, Guest Suites, Gym, Indoor Pool, Party/Meeting Room, Visitor Parking

310 Burnhamthorpe
The Grand Ovation Of Tridel, excellent location, steps to YMCA. Amenities
include Concierge, Party/Meeting Room, Sauna, Security Guard, Security System, Visitor Parking

330 Burnhamthorpe
‘Ultra Ovation’ By Tridel, less than 5 years old. Amenities include Concierge,
Exercise Room, Guest Suites, Indoor Pool, Party/Meeting Room, Visitor Parking

Duke of York Blvd Condos

Duke of York offers us three very different Condos


3880 Duke of York and 3888 Duke of York – Ovation 2, Located at
the corner of Burnhamthorpe & Duke of York the two building are connected
by a 2-story lobby. The building are around 6 – 10 years old, the units vary
from 1 bedroom to Pent Houses. Club Ovation offers , swimming pool, whirlpool,
4 lane bowling alley, virtual golf, billiards and party room.

3939 Duke of York – ‘City Gate’ building, Fantastic Location Next To City Hall
& Square One & Public. Amenities include 24Hr Concierge, Security
Services, Visitor Parking, Exercise Room, Indoor Pool, Sauna, Recreation Room,
Party/Meeting Room

Elm Dr Condos


Elm offers us three condo towers, 1 Elm, 33 Elm and 50 Elm

1 Elm and 33 Elm
They are both connected and share underground parking garage and amenities.
This is an established community, units vary from a bachelor to 3 bedroom
units. This is one of the most affordable condos around Square One. Amenities
include Concierge, Gym, Indoor Pool, Party/Meeting Room, Rooftop Deck/Garden, Security Guard and outdoor hot tub.

50 Elm – Older well
established building, it offers large floor plans. Amenities Exercise rooms,
gym, pool, beautiful kept gardens, (BBQ facilities sometimes offered),
whirlpool, sauna, racquet/tennis/squash, billiards

Enfield Pl Condos


208 Enfield
Widesuites Condo the building is only 1 year old. Amenities include Bus Ctr
(Wifi Bldg), Exercise Room, Guest Suites, Indoor Pool, Security Guard, Visitor
Parking

285 Enfield – Older well established building. Amenities include Gym, Indoor Pool, Party/Meeting Room, Sauna, Security Guard

Hillcrest Ave Mississauga


Hillcrest community has three buildings to offer, this is a very established
neighborhood, great location, walking distance to Cooksville GO station. These
buildings offer large floor plans.

115 Hillcrest Ave
Amenities: Exercise Room, Recreation Room, Sauna, Security Guard, Security
System, Squash/Racquet Court

145 Hillcrest Ave
Exercise Room, Recreation Room, Sauna, Security Guard, Security System

155 Hillcrest Ave
Amenities – Security, Gym, Meeting Room, Roof Top Library, Billiards Room, Car Wash And More.

Kaneff Cres Condos


Kaneff community contains older, well established condo buildings, it boasts large spacious units. Nowadays it is rare to find 2 bedroom units with over 1000 sq ft, if this is what you are looking for then Kaneff is a perfect choice. There are 4 main buildings 3590 Kaneff, 3650 Kaneff, 3695 Kaneff, 3700 Kaneff. Amenities include Large heated indoor swimming pool Saunas Gymnasium, Tennis court, Fully equipped billiards room, ping pong room, party room, Large laundry room with comfortable, attractive lounge area, Bicycle storage room

Kariya Dr Mississauga

Kariya Dr offers us 3 unique condo buildings, this development is very new. If you are looking for a newer style condo then Kariya Dr is for you.

Elle – 3525 Kariya Dr. Built AMACON and it is 31 floors high, built in Summer 2010. Elle condos has wide selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Amenities include 24 Hours Security, Security Guard, Indoor Pool, Gym, Sauna, Media Rm, Guest Suites

Eve – 3515 Kariya Only Two Years New Condo In Prime Location Of Hwy 10 & Central Parkway . It was completed in 2009, 32 story high. 1 to 3 bedroom units available. Eve club includes library,screening room,celebration room,games room,spa,lap pool,hot tub,sauna,fully equipped training room,patio and outdoor BBQ area

Eden -3504 Hurontario St – Eden was completed in 2006. amenities include library,screening room,celebration room,games room,spa,lap pool,hot tub,sauna,fully equipped training room,patio and outdoor BBQ area, underground car was bay and hotel-style guest suites.

Living Arts Dr Condos


4080, 4090 Living Arts Dr, Capital Condos are built by Daniel in 2005, the building is located a short walking distance to Square One, Living Arts Center, City Hall, the Central Library, Sheridan College and the YMCA. It offer 14,000 sq ft recreational centre with amenities including Gym, Pool, Sauna, Bbq Area, Party Room, Concierge, Visitors Parking, And More

330 Princess Royal Dr (North Garden Villa) and 320 City Center (South Garden Villa) – 4 floor connecting building between the two living arts towers.

It offers a quieter environment with separate entrance but it still shares the great amenities that Capital Towers have to offer.

Prince of Wales Condos

385 Prince of Wales – The Chicago is another addition from Daniels to Mississauga skyline. The building was complete in 2011, it is one of the newest condo buildings around Square One. The building offers amazing 17,000 square feet of amenities on the 8th floor including Gym, with Cardio and Weight Equipment, 30 Foot Climbing Wall, Virtual Golf Room, Indoor Pool, Great Meeting Rooms, Indoor/Outdoor Lounge for entertaining

388 Prince of Wales – One Park Tower, 38-story luxurious condo building is one of the most requested buildings to live in, in Mississauga. Club 38 is an entertainment complex which offers party room, lounge and board rooms. Amenities include 24 Hrs Concierge, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Fully Equipped Exercise Room and gym

Rathburn Condos

335 Rathburn Universal Condos – Built by The Conservatory Group, this 22 storey building is only 2 years old. Walking distance to Square one, YMCA, Central Library, Theatres and public transport. amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness room, indoor swimming pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, whirlpool, bowling lanes, billiards, Aerobics Room, home theatre, conference centre, Modern Party Room

330 & 350 Rathburn Rd The Centre I and II – Older well established, The two towers are located across the street from Square one Mall, Sheridan College. Amenities: Security Guard, Security System, Indoor Pool, Recreation Room, Exercise Room, Sauna

Mirage – Mississauga’s newest development by the Conservatory Group. Located on Ratburn and Confederation. Contact me directly if you would like more information about this brand new development.

Webb Dr Condos

223 Webb Dr Onyx – Only 1 year old, this 35 storys high condo offers 347 suites and two storey lofts. Amenities: Yoga Studio, Gym, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Rooftop Terrace/Party Room.

225 Webb Solstice – Built by Davies Smiths, 375 units including lofts. Suite size start from approx. 500 sq. ft. to 1,500 sq. ft for penthouse suites Amenities: Concierge, Exercise Room, Guest Suites, Gym, Indoor Pool, Sauna

250 Webb – The Odyssey. Amenities include exercise rooms and gym, pool, beautiful kept gardens, (BBQ facilities sometimes offered), whirlpool, sauna, racquet/tennis/squash, billiards

300 Webb –Club One Condos . Amenities: Gym, Party/Meeting Room, Recreation Room, Sauna, Security System

325 & 335 Webb Monarchy – built in late 90s by Monarch Group. Suites do not have open balconies, only enclosed solarium. Amenities include Squash Courts, Indoor Swimming Pool, Men’s & Women’s Sauna , Whirlpool, Exercise Room, Party Room, Lounge area

400 Webb – Large , spacious units with great layouts Amenities include Indoor Pool, Exclusive Locker, Exercise Room, Fitness Centre (Ultra Modern), Recreation Room, Sauna (His/Her), Security, Tennis Court, SPA, Party Room and Kitchens, Great Room,

500 Webb The Phoenix – Amenities include gym, sauna, tennis and racquetball courts, a recreation room and an outdoor pool.