The Parkdale project is a six (6) storey apartment building in the mature neighborhood of Parkdale. It contains 66 residential units with a mix of 46 one bedrooms (including 6 ADA), 14 two bedroom units and 6 three bedroom units, providing a gross area of 53,000 sq. ft. All units feature a private balcony or patio, storage room, well equipped kitchen and nine foot high ceilings.
The suite layouts are arranged to direct the views away from the LRT track and back land to afford privacy for both Parkdale Apartments residents and the adjacent neighborhood development. The building will be equipped with a keyless entry system that will also be linked to the onsite fenced children's play area that will be visible from east facing suites. The building interior, main entrance, parking and play area will be monitored by CCTV, to enhance tenant security. Secure main floor bike storage is provided and laundry facilities will be located on every floor.
The site is a wedge shape, between 112 Avenue, 113 Avenue and the LRT track. With its proximity to the LRT Stadium station, the bus route on 112 Avenue, shopping across the street at Save-On Foods, recreation facilities at Commonwealth Stadium and other city amenities, all within easy access by foot or public transportation. The building will have a full sprinkler system, be constructed using noncombustible construction methods, and take advantage of current mechanical and electrical technologies. A number of energy saving and healthy indoor environment strategies including but not limited to; heat recovery on the makeup air system, low flow showerheads, dual flush toilets, energy efficient lighting and makeup air ducted directly into each unit, are incorporated within the design. Low VOC emitting materials will be specified where possible to attain good air quality on initial occupancy.
The building envelope features enhanced wall and roof insulation, triple pane windows, light reflective roof membrane and maintenance free exterior finishes. Extra care has been taken to minimize sound transfer between suites and common areas.
Echoing its highly visual exposure to the public, Parkdale Apartments will be a proud messenger for the rejuvenating image of the neighborhood. Without the use of redundant decoration, its exterior has been designed with careful and functional arrangement of volume, geometry, color and texture. The building expresses a fresh image of efficient, yet rich, urban living, offering an affordable and quality living opportunity to moderate income families and couples.