By Adriana Ermter
“We’re seeing the changing face of the area right now,” says Shaminder Gogna, the co-founder of Condoville Realty Inc. in Toronto. “It’s going to look sexy with a village charm, and Condoville gets to be a part of that.”
While Gogna is, of course, referring to the Niagara Region, he is also talking about Condoville’s latest project in Chippawa as the exclusive marketers and salesforce behind the new development, Riverwalk Condominiums on the Canadian shore of the Niagara River. Situated a mile upriver from the world-renowned Niagara Falls, Chippawa offers a beautiful and coveted location that is within proximity to the tourist and entertainment mecca but is far enough away to feel like a serene and secret getaway.
Imagined with baby boomers in mind, the 51-unit condominium building, which is scheduled to be completed next fall, features luxury craft smanship and details inside and out. With a sty le that combines big-city convenience with small-village comfort, each of the suites has been purposefully designed with high nine-foot ceilings and gorgeous wide-plank vinyl fl ooring throughout the main living areas. Big and bright energy-effi cient windows frame each space, providing stunning and sweeping views of the region. “It’s surreal to be so close to such a wondrous tourist att raction and yet, still be able to look out your windows and be surrounded by parks and nature,” says Gogna.
Penthouse suites boasting 1,200 to 1,690 square feet with expansive 200-square-foot balconies also have breathtaking views of the iconic Niagara River and local att ractions. On the interior, each unit, including the building’s three- and four-bedroom penthouses, features well-planned details, such as kitchens equipped with soft -close cabinets, under-cabinet lighting, sleek and polished-looking quartz countertops and islands with overhead pendant lighting. Appliance packages are equally generous, off ering stainless steel and energy-star certified 30-inch refrigerators, slide-in stoves and ovens, over-the-range microwaves complete with a hood fan, 24-inch dishwashers and more.
“RIVERWALK IS THE BEST TUCKED-AWAY SECRET.”
“There’s definitely a high-end yet relaxed-living feel to it,” adds Gogna. “Riverwalk is just a short distance away from several golf courses, more than a handful of well-maintained and established parks to wander through and over 80 wineries to enjoy and tour.”
With the penthouse collection starting from the high $1.3 million mark, residents of Riverwalk can also enjoy a wide array of indoor and outdoor amenities. An inviting entrance lobby with a double-door entryway and lounge with seating areas and a fireplace greets owners and visitors alike, while a fully equipped fitness centre provides the latest strength and conditioning equipment, as well as a dedicated yoga and floor exercise area. “For the purchaser, this is the perfect exclusive neighbourhood to live in, whether it’s full time or a weekend retreat,” says Gogna. “Riverwalk is the best tucked-away secret.”
But it won’t be for long. With the new Niagara Falls hospital build and a Metrolinx station for GTA commuters on the horizon, Niagara Falls is quickly becoming the new hot spot. And it’s convenient, too, above and beyond the seven-minute drive to grocery stores and big-box favourites. Welland and Niagara rivers, along with Kingsbridge Park, Riverview Park and Queen Victoria Park, are also all nearby, as are an infusion of new, one-of-a-kind cafes, vegan bakeries and boutiques.
“It’s truly beautiful. The area is special and we’re bringing fresh energy to it while being respectful of the locals who live there,” says Gogna. “In three to five years, everyone who bought in Riverwalk will definitely feel privileged to live there. They’ll be happy that they got in when they did.”