July 27, 2021 | National Post

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.”

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