Universal City Condominiums - Phase 2
Chestnut Hill Developments has recently confirmed the upcoming arrival of Universal City Condominiums - Phase 2, a stylish and modern next-generation community planned for Pickering’s beautiful Bay Ridges neighbourhood. With a convenient location along a major transit corridor, Universal City Condominiums will be an attractive lifestyle destination for families and professionals seeking a quieter alternative to big-city living in a well-established area that makes for a quick and easy commute into Toronto.
With a distinctive contemporary design and loads of on-site comforts and amenities, Universal City Condominiums is expected to be move-in ready by 2021. Interest in this luxury community is already picking up at a healthy pace, and Pickering’s population and economy are both poised for explosive growth in the coming years. These projections bode well for the future value of Pickering residential real estate, potentially adding even more value to this already exciting ownership opportunity.
Universal City Condominiums - Phase 2 is a new condo project coming soon to Pickering developed by Chestnut Hill Developments. This development is currently in the pre-construction stages located at Durham Regional Road 22.
Features of the Universal City Condos:
Located next to the Pickering GO Station
Just under 35 minutes away from Union Station and Pearson Airport
Minutes away from the Pickering Town Centre
Easy access to Highway 401, 404, 407 & 412
Outdoor swimming pool
Oversized balconies, terraces and patios
Where Flashy Modern Design Meets Smart Planning
The Universal City Condominiums community will be a mixed-use project, featuring a high-rise tower element rising from a wide, glass-dominated mid-rise base. The podium base will feature retail and commercial space at street level, creating the potential for an expanded range of on-site services and conveniences.
Chestnut Hill Developments is well-known for packing its residential properties with state-of-the-art luxuries and comfort features, and insiders have already confirmed that Universal City Condominiums will be no exception. Community amenities will be spread throughout the building, and will include:
- 24/7 concierge service, with a comfortable seating and reception area in the lobby
- A fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness centre, with saunas and separate men’s and women’s change rooms
- A designer party and event room, featuring a professional kitchen and generous seating space
- A professionally landscaped outdoor terrace, with barbecues, dining and socializing lounges, cabanas, and a fire pit
- A heated outdoor swimming pool
Details Below are for Phase 1
As for the residential suites, residents can expect high-end features, finishes, and accents. The high-rise tower element will peak at 17 storeys, with a proposed total of 275 units. Suite sizes will range from 48 square metres (516 square feet) to 97 square metres (1,033 square feet). The following floorplan configurations will be available:
- 1-bedroom + den
- 2-bedroom + den
Chestnut Hill Developments has earned a well-deserved reputation for including luxurious upgrades as standard features in all units. The suites will favour open-concept layouts, with spacious outdoor balconies, soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, premium granite countertops, energy-efficient stainless steel appliance packages, and beautiful master bathrooms complete with relaxing, full-size soaker tubs.
All in all, Universal City Condominiums is poised to offer an alluring combination of timeless elegance and modern convenience. Many suites will also enjoy sweeping vistas of Lake Ontario, and your chances of securing a suite with a lake view are better if you register early.
Universal City Condominiums - Phase 2: Perfectly Situated in Pickering’s Bay Ridges Neighbourhood
Pickering’s picturesque Bay Ridges neighbourhood fronts onto Frenchman’s Bay and Lake Ontario, and this scenic and historic district has benefitted from some major developments and upgrades in recent years. These include the Nautical Village, which is located at the end of Liverpool Road and has emerged as a favourite tourism destination in the GTA. The popularity of the groundbreaking San Francisco by the Bay residential community helped accelerate subsequent development in the local area, and Universal City Condominiums will mark the latest chapter in the city’s ongoing story of intelligent modern urbanization.
This safe, scenic, and welcoming community is also a very convenient place to live. Highway 401 is a short drive from the Universal City Condominiums site, and is reachable within minutes. From the 401, drivers enjoy quick access to other major 400-series routes, including Highways 404, 407, and 412. Residents of Universal City Condominiums will also have the option of travelling into Toronto on GO Transit, as you will be able to walk from your front door to the Pickering GO Station in about seven minutes. From there, you’ll be able to ride an express train into downtown Toronto’s Union Station in about 25 minutes.
In terms of shopping, you’ll find everything you need and then some within close proximity. A three-minute drive brings you to Pickering Town Centre, the city’s largest shopping mall. Pickering Town Centre features over 200 stores, including big-name tenants such as The Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, SportChek, and a Famous Players multiplex cinema. The immediate neighbourhood is also home to a wide range of restaurants and take-out eateries, and day-to-day necessities like grocery stores, pharmacies, cafes, banks, boutiques, and professional services are all within easy reach.
The City of Pickering features a municipal Natural Heritage System, with several features located in the Bay Ridges neighbourhood. Nearby outdoor attractions include Frenchman’s Bay, Hydro Marsh, and Alex Robertson Park. These areas are perfect for outdoor recreation, offering beautiful waterfront views and scenic landscapes that provide a welcome escape from the city.
Pickering is Buyer-Friendly and Expected to Grow Rapidly in the Coming Years
From a real estate buyer’s perspective, one particularly attractive aspect of Pickering is its land transfer tax policy, which is very favourable. Buyers pay only a single tax, which can reduce your closing costs by thousands of dollars compared to what you’d be on the hook for if you bought a similarly priced property in Toronto.
Another thing to consider is that Pickering is expected to see explosive growth in the immediate future, with municipal authorities predicting that its population will swell from its current level of about 100,000 to around 190,000 over the next 15 years. This influx of new residents will also create an estimated 35,000 new jobs, which will put Pickering on very solid economic footing. Strong residential and commercial growth will benefit those homeowners as well as investors, as these growth prospects are expected to trigger very healthy real estate appreciation rates.
Pickering is already the fastest-growing municipality in Durham Region, and all indications point to this trend continuing to accelerate. Universal City Condominiums is a fantastic chance to become a part of Pickering’s promising future.
Meet the Development and Design “Dream Team” Behind Universal City Condominiums
Chestnut Hill Developments is leading the creation of the Universal City Condominiums community. This esteemed firm has been a leading force in GTA real estate since 1981, and it has over 5,000 homes in its impressive and award-winning portfolio. Chestnut Hill Developments specializes in building prestigious master-planned communities and condominiums in prime locations, and the company is one of the best developers in the business when it comes to communicating with buyers. First-time prospective buyers are welcome to attend Chestnut Hill’s specially organized seminars, during which expert panelists are available to field questions and offer advice to those who are making their initial foray into the exciting but complex world of home ownership.
To realize the visionary promise of the Universal City Condominiums proposal, Chestnut Hill Developments is working with the renowned architecture team at Kirkor Architects & Planners. This dynamic and growing architecture studio is behind some of Toronto’s most distinctive and celebrated residential communities and landmarks, including TIFF Bell Lightbox, The Madison, Cosmos, 217 Adelaide, and many others. Specializing in large-scale developments on premium sites in major urban areas, Kirkor Architects & Planners has earned its place among Canada’s top architectural practices.
Interior design is behind managed by Figure3, a renowned design agency with an impressive list of achievements in commercial, retail, and residential settings. Figure3 is well-known for balancing practicality and planning with intelligent, forward-thinking research and creativity. The end results speak for themselves, as the firm has made valuable contributions to many high-profile projects.
With this much experience and talent behind the development, Universal City Condominiums is a virtual lock to become one of the hottest new condominium communities in Pickering. Don’t miss your chance to reserve your unit early, as local real estate insiders expect this property to attract a great deal of buyer and investor interest.
Register Now for Platinum Insider Access
The Universal City Condominiums project is not yet open to the public. If you’re interested in staying on top of all the latest news and developments surrounding this exciting new community, the best thing you can do is register now for Platinum Insider Access.
With your registration, you will join a mailing list to receive automatic email updates about construction milestones and the overall progress of the project. This is a great way to stay informed, as insiders receive advance information before it goes into wide release.
More importantly, Platinum Insider Access registrants will also be given special advance access to suite registration and presale opportunities. This will give you the widest possible choice of available suites and floorplans, and it could also save you tens of thousands of dollars on your purchase price. Locking in a transaction at presale prices insulates you from the speculative forces that tend to send the prices of GTA condominiums soaring. You can save both up-front and down the road, as an advantageous purchase price creates the potential for an even greater future return on your investment.
Sign up today for Platinum Insider Access, and enjoy a bright and exciting future in beautiful Pickering!