Rooms with a view in Mississauga
Several of the design decisions that will shape Alba Condos, coming to Mississauga, have been based on a series of suppositions.
For instance, what if a resident wants to launder a duvet that’s too bulky for a condo-sized washer? Alba’s Spin Lounge will be home to commercial washers and dryers. What if a gym user needs to take a call in the middle of a workout? Instead of tying up equipment, they can chat in comfort in the fitness lounge. What if a resident wants to spray paint patio furniture? A makers studio provides dedicated space for artistic endeavours, practical DIY projects or anything else that could wreak havoc in one of the 418 units overlooking its Fairview neighbourhood.
From license-plate recognition technology in the underground parking garage to a geothermal heating and cooling system designed to reduce both carbon emissions and maintenance fees, the 32-storey tower “takes the wrinkles out of condo living,” as Carmen Gerasolo, sales manager for Alba developer Edenshaw, puts it. “We’ve launched a lot of condo buildings over the last 12 years, and everything we’ve learned is being applied to this project.”
The process began by making the most of Alba’s location. With low-rise housing and parkland dominating the cityscape between Alba and Port Credit to the south, the curvaceous balcony-ringed tower slated for the corner of Hurontario Street and Fairview Road East offers unobstructed views of Lake Ontario to the south, Mississaugua’s City Centre to the north and downtown Toronto – along with the sunrise – to the east. (Alba means sunrise in Spanish and Italian.)
Square One Shopping Centre, Canada’s third-largest mall, is in walking distance. So is the Cooksville GO transit hub, which will connect to the Hurontario LRT line when the latter opens in 2024. Stonebrook Park is less than a block to the east, which connects to the network of parks and trails lining the Mississauga Valley; and there’s stage shows, skating parties, festivals and other free outdoor events held year-round in Celebration Square.