Station No 3
Modern design, comfort and convenience meet small town charm in a brand new mixed-used condominium project in Whitby. Developed by Brookfield Residential Ontario, Station No 3 is a pre-construction project located at 105 Colborne St E.
Expected to start construction in early 2020, this development is an exciting step for the town of Whiby – a long-awaited revitalization of a downtown neighbourhood. The development gets it’s name from a now closed fire station in the downtown area of Whitby. The project is expected to respect and elevate the surrounding neighbourhood, and bring a modern feel and energy to Whitby.
Station No 3 Condos and Towns Highlight:
- Located at downtown Whitby
- Easy access to the 401, 412
- Close to Whitby GO Station
- Local shops, cafes and restaurants just steps away
Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Station No. 3
The Regional Municipality of Durham, informally referred to as Durham Region, is a regional municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada. Located east of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of York, Durham forms the east-end of the Greater Toronto Area and the core part of the Golden Horseshoe region. It has an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometres. The regional government is headquartered in Whitby.
Just south of The Four Corners, Station No 3 will be a central hub for residents and visitors all around Whitby. It’s mixed-use nature will create new jobs and businesses along the street-level and revitalize the shopping and “downtown” energy of the Four Corners area of Whitby. Restaurants, bars, a brewery, grocery stores, post office, and just about everything you’ll need day-to-day will be within a short walk.
A number of local schools mean that downtown Whitby is perfect for families as well. EA Fairman Public, Julie Payette Public, and Henry Street High are all closely, making it easy for children and teenagers to walk from home to school every day. And when you factor in the Central Branch of Whitby Public Library, as well as a number of parks and green spaces like Ash Creek Park, Peel Park, and D’Hillier Park all being within close reach, Station No 3 looks more and more like the perfect development for Whitby residents to set down roots.
Other fantastic local amenities and attractions just a short drive away include Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Iroquois Sports Centre, Landmark Cinemas, Lynde Shores Conservation Area, and Whitby Yacht Club Sailing School.
This gorgeous mid-rise development is set to include 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. This space will run along Brock Street and contain a number of services, stores, restaurants, etc, and bring a number of jobs and activity to the neighbourhood.
The building all told will rise six storeys, ensuring that it does not impose on a neighbourhood who’s buildings were built during the 19th and 20th centuries, and mostly only rise a few stories. This ensures that Station No 3 respects the small town feel of the area, while still increasing deification and vibrancy.
The building will contain 165 residential units, with a variety of layouts and room counts. Though specific floor-plans have not yet been released, the building is expected to have 1 bedroom units, 2 bedroom units and more.
Known for bringing urban condo lifestyle to smaller towns, the developer, Brookfield, is focusing on ensuring that Station No 3 is a convenient, sustainable development in the heard of Whitby.
Durham Region forms the outskirts of the GTA, and a welcoming set of communities for travellers along the Highway 401, as they drive west into the city from places all over Eastern Canada like Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. Connected to many of the GTA’s largest, highest traffic highways like the 407, and the 401 (which is just a five minute drive away), residents of Durham face short, manageable commutes into the city, and with connections to Northbound highways like Highway 12, the 404, and the 400, trips up north to Barrie, the Kawartha Lakes, and the “cottage country” of the Muskokas is easy.
The Whitby GO Transit station is just a 5 minute drive away, allowing easy connection to the GTA’s robust commuter rail system. GO Transit provides quick and easy trips into the city of Toronto, with lines that end at Union Station right downtown. Public transit through Whitby and throughout Durham Region is extensive and affordable thanks to Durham Region Transit, which runs routes throughout the region, and connect residents to the many GO Transit Commuter Rail stations in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, and Oshawa.
Based primarily in Calgary, Brookfield was established in 1956, and has developed homes across the GTA for over 60 years. In their early years, Brookfield built mostly freehold homes, but as they continued to grow throughout the 20th century, they have moved into townhomes and condos as well.
Focused on self-improvement and adaptation, this real estate developer has been very prolific throughout Ontario. Always trying to reassess their development strategies and processes, Brookfield has been very successful at adapting to the way housing has changed in Southern Ontario over the past 30 years.
Something that makes Brookfield stand out is their passion – they treat every project with an unbridled enthusiasm – as if they were moving in themselves. Futher, they pledge to ‘always do the right thing’ and focus on remaining honest, respectful, and committed to their work. There may be no better example of the groups ethics than their The Best Places to Call Home initiative, which is focused on customer service. They try to approach their developments from the perspective of the buyer, and using customer service as the bar by which their success is based.
Another factor in their excellent customer support is the Inspiration Studio – a studio space where buyers may explore all the possible finishes, fixtures and appliances and customize their home before it’s built. Things like countertops, cupboards, tiling and more are all customizable through this cutting-edge service.
As Brookfield continues to expand in the 21st century, they have begun to develop across North America, with properties in Edmonton, Toronto, Austin, Denver, Hawaii and San Francisco among many more making up their portfolio.
Durham Region is a hot real estate market, and continues to grow every year. Outpacing even Toronto itself, Durham is an attractive location for families looking to homes along the shores of Lake Ontario, within commuting distance to Toronto, and also offers many rustic, slower-paced towns in the north of the Region. The housing market in Ajax in particular has grown by a staggering 72% since 2012, with the average condo price sitting well below that of Toronto proper.
This growth is largely due to the influx of population, which is undergoing a dramatic downtown rejuvenation. Millions have been invested in building a new urban core to the city and surrounding areas, with emphasis on higher density and mater-planned communities with amenities right at the doorsteps to these new condominiums and subdivisions. Investment opportunities are everywhere as Ajax and Oshawa are particularly attractive to young professionals and new families in the 20-30 bracket, and these “Dormitory Communities” begin to grow into destination cities themselves.
When it comes to The Four Corners, a historic, central neighbourhood in Whitby, Brookfield sees Station No 3 as an opportunity to bring new energy and excitement to a downtown core. For people looking for a home at the intersection of urban convenience and small town charm, look no further than Station No 3.
- DEVELOPER: Brookfield Residential
- UNITS: 150