Building Amenities

The latest developments in building science have delivered superior quality construction

Look at every structural detail bottom to top and you'll repeatedly see signs of a 50 to 100-year building. The very latest in construction technology has delivered an ultra low maintenance building with an incredibly low energy footprint. This is essentially residential construction built to institutional grade. It will not only generate pride and maintain its appearance but also result in lower condo fees. The reward for living at The Residence will be more than day-to-day satisfaction, it will be long-term investment value.

Here are some examples of the superior quality components:

  • The latest ICF (insulated concrete form) foundation, 10” and 12” concrete slab floors, R30 walls and R30 roof deliver overall R values that are 120% of requirement
  • The entire building features FDC rated spray foam insulation to mitigate any air and moisture which could create mould and mildew
  • The foundation and upper building has a spray-on elastic membrane to create a monolithic sheet enclosing the building with no joints or seams. Any rain that gets past the exterior cladding will just sheet off and not penetrate the building
  • The exterior is clad in stone veneer on the lower level and complementary shades of no maintenance siding on the upper. It will maintain its beauty for decades
  • The roof is PVC with heat-welded seams. It is white to reflect heat and reduce the cooling load on the building. It has outstanding longevity because PVC doesn't shrink like rubber, it won't breakdown where the roof meets the wall
  • This building is truly built to last, it is essentially constructed from concrete and steel. It has a concrete foundation and floors with steel stud walls, there's no structural wood, nothing to rot out
  • The window assemblies are grades above residential quality. They are triple glazed to provide the ultimate in year-round comfort, with surprising sound suppression and zero condensation
  • An advanced geothermal heating and cooling system significantly reduces the carbon footprint, 80% of thermal energy is taken from the ground. This system will tie into suite appliances to further reduce the energy costs. Only a splash of heating or air-conditioning will be needed to maintain the ambient temperature in your suite

Striking modern architecture complements a timeless modern classic interior

The building's architecture is a fitting reflection of the leading edge thinking that has gone into the design. It is the marriage of building science with artful taste. It has led to an inspired selection of interior décor which projects the feeling of a timeless modern classic. The emphasis is on quality materials that will wear well and add an increased level of sophistication to the finish. The design was choreographed to bring in elements of the exterior, such as the dry stack stone, to help soften the look and lend an aura of residential warmth. The wood paneling, premium wallcovering and crown moulding on the ceilings has brought a finished look to the public areas. Both sets of elevators are stainless steel, inside and out, with stainless doors and door jams on all floors. This not only amplifies the quality but also helps to cut down on maintenance. They can be buffed annually to keep them looking new.

You feel the quality from the moment you arrive

Your first impression is the lushly landscaped planting beds, then as you enter the spacious vestibule you are struck by the soft glow cast by the light from the frosted transom window. The bronzed glass around the mailboxes adds a touch of warmth, then your eyes drift up past the grand chandelier to the coffered ceiling with its rich dark wood panels. Finally, as you walk across the glistening ceramic floor with inlaid carpet, the dancing flames of the lobby fireplace bid you welcome. You know you are in a beautiful and friendly place. A place where residents come home to a feeling of comfort, safety and warmth. This is assured by the building's controlled-entry and its leading- edge fibre optic security system with high definition cameras at all entrances.

The Library Lounge is there for your convenience

Just off the lobby, the elegantly appointed Library Lounge with its stone feature wall, fireplace and wood paneling offers a tranquil space for quiet reflection. If you're planning an intimate gathering, or maybe a business meeting, it's good to know that as a resident you can reserve it for that purpose. For dinner parties, it features a wet bar with spacious buffet counter and can comfortably accommodate private sit-down dining for groups of up to ten persons.

Entertain in your suite or the Library Lounge, having the option is great

Wouldn't it be nice to entertain friends without having to deal with the mundane details? Living at The Residence provides you with that. Instead of worrying about everything in your suite being perfect, you can spend your time chatting with an onsite catering expert. The restaurant and catering service in the building is independently owned and operated, servicing the needs of the Thunder Bay Country Club, the condominium residents and as a banquet facility and fine dining restaurant for the Thunder Bay area.

A beautifully equipped activities room for all residents

You will love to drop by the Fairway Lounge, a spacious 2,200 sq. ft. facility on the 2nd floor exclusively designed for the use of residents. It is divided into three areas informally separated by attractively finished feature walls. The building's interior décor palette of whites, greys and browns strikes a timeless classic tone. As you enter the room you will be in the centre section which is a lounge for social gatherings with comfortable seating, occasional tables and a linear-flame water misting fireplace. A large wall-mounted TV/monitor is ideal for watching important games and events with friends.

Let your competitive spirit flow in the games area

The Fairway Lounge section to the east is the games area which is comfortably equipped with a pool table, card games table and wall-mounted TV/monitor. A water misting fireplace helps to set a relaxing tone. On the east wall a patio door leads to the massive outdoor terrace, which being on the 2nd floor above the golf club facilities, offers pleasing views of the golf course and racket sports complex.

The ultimate venue for all kinds of group events

The opposite end of the Fairway Lounge to the west is a perfect venue for special event gatherings. It is attractively furnished with tables and chairs, a wall-mounted TV/monitor, partial kitchen facilities, a dumb waiter to bring up catered food from the restaurant and a sit up bar counter. It is ideally suited for bridge or euchre tournaments, craft sessions or cooking classes, which could be led by a pre-recorded virtual session leader on the monitor. Your condominium social committee could come up with no end of activities for this most accommodating facility.

The perfect place to throw some weight around

The fitness room on the second floor has just what you need to keep you feeling great. You have a choice of free weights, exercise bicycles, treadmills, StairMasters and Universal machines. Unlike utilitarian gym environments, yours is finished off with soft lighting, rich wood paneling and an abundance of mirrors, to help you stay focused.

A virtual training area to let you find your calm

The fitness room has an area separated by a privacy screen with a large monitor mounted on the opposite wall. Here you can use your smart phone or tablet to connect via Chromecast to have your yoga, Pilates or spin class app program projected onto the screen. Then just breath in and let your virtual trainer lead you through your session.

Coming and going is made easy at The Residence

The natural sloping grade along the condominium building has lent itself beautifully to allowing residents direct access to underground parking on each of two levels. Thus, parkers on the lower level won't need to travel through two levels each time they come and go. Other underground parking conveniences include a car wash bay and the option for custom-installed electric vehicle charging facilities. In addition, outside the first level there is a safe loading zone near the elevator where residents can move items to their suite out of the way of everyday activities. Also, in winter the sidewalks leading to both the residence and commercial entrances, plus the sloping ramps to the underground parking, are heated to keep them free of snow and ice accumulations. A few more examples of living made easy at The Residence.

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