“Dani” lives with her husband, 10-year-old daughter and dog in a high-rise condominium right in the heart of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood.
“I lived on a 100-acre farm growing up. Did I ever think I would be living with my family in a high rise? No way. But it was the best decision we have made.”
Since moving to Toronto and beginning her career, Dani and her husband, George, decided that their lifestyle and needs would be best met by living in a condominium. The convenience and security was a huge draw for the young family, especially when Dani was pregnant and her husband was away for business – the concierge offered some much appreciated assistance.
With the arrival of their daughter, Dani and George did not have to worry about installing gates on stairs or keeping a constant eye on the baby – the one level, open concept unit was just perfect and alleviated many stresses. In fact, it’s the open concept condominium setting that Dani believes is arguably the greatest feature of condo living for families, because it allows families to truly be together.
“It is a very intimate setting – you always see each other,” Dani said. “Sure, we each have our own workspaces and places, but as a family, we are always interacting.”
But what about the backyard? You may be surprised to hear that going from 100 acres to not having an actual backyard is not at all an issue for Dani and her family.
“We haven’t had to sacrifice the outdoors because it is all around us. With Sherwood Park and North Toronto Park, we’re still always outside and don’t need to worry about mowing the lawn,” Danielle said.
In a city where space is at a premium, condos are becoming the new family home for many families. There are plenty of perks with condominium living (like access to a swimming pool, yoga studio, and theater room), but the real benefit is how this lifestyle can positively affect you and your family.
“We truly feel a part of something here. Even though it’s vertical, we get a real sense of community – all while living in the heart of a big city.”
Still crave that connection to the street? Then The Lanes at 101 Erskine, just minutes from The Republic community, may be exactly what you’re looking for. These select one and two storey residences, with private lane entrances are set along Erskine Ave. and a landscaped walkway connecting you to Broadway Avenue. Great schools, excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation as well the vibrant Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood are just steps from your front door. And within your own community, there are amenities galore, like an infinity pool, sauna, billiards lounge, fitness center, yoga studio and party room, all for your enjoyment.
The Lanes at 101 Erskine offer that perfect blend of a single family home in a great neighbourhood with the benefits of a condominium lifestyle.