Give Your­self the Gift of Stress-free Liv­ing for the Hol­i­days

Waterloo Region Record - - Real Estate - by Jane Pinzhof­fer, for The Record

Breath­tak­ing views over­look­ing Sil­ver Lake and Water­loo Park, un­matched world-class ameni­ties, and the largest, most lux­u­ri­ous suites avail­able in the area, the hol­i­day sea­son could be the per­fect time to right­size into your new home. Live above and be­yond at The Bar­rel Yards ren­tal com­mu­nity. A project of un­prece­dented scale in Water­loo. As part of The Bar­rel Yards de­vel­op­ment The Onyx and The Cooper­age con­tem­po­rary apart­ment tow­ers bring a new level of so­phis­ti­cated liv­ing to the city’s core. These mod­ern build­ings of­fer a unique com­bi­na­tion of com­fort­able cos­mopoli­tan liv­ing and a care­free con­ve­nience, un­like any­thing else in Up­town Water­loo. Gone are the days of shov­ing snow, rack­ing leaves or cut­ting your grass. Liv­ing at The Bar­rel Yards means you can start en­joy­ing life again. Their 1 bed­room, 1 bed­room + den, 2 bed­room, and 2 bed­room + den con­tem­po­rary suites come in a va­ri­ety of lay­outs, with pent­house suites rang­ing from 1,400 – 1,600 square feet. All de­signs fea­ture spa­cious open con­cept liv­ing spa­ces with 9’ ceil­ings and gor­geous, high-qual­ity fin­ishes you would ex­pect to find only in the most ex­clu­sive con­do­mini­ums. Mod­ern gourmet kitchens fea­ture espresso maple or oak cab­i­netry with quartz coun­ter­tops, six En­ergy Star stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, and a break­fast bar that opens up onto the liv­ing and din­ing room mak­ing these suites ideal for en­ter­tain­ing. Other fea­tures in­clude ex­pan­sive win­dows to take in the stel­lar park and city views, spa-in­spired bath­rooms, porce­lain tile floor­ing, easy care en­gi­neered lam­i­nate floor­ing, in-suite laun­dry, and de­signer pack­age colour schemes. The lo­ca­tion couldn’t be bet­ter; liv­ing at The Bar­rel Yards puts you within walk­ing dis­tance to Up­town Water­loo’s vi­brant core with hun­dreds of busi­nesses and ser­vices. From unique shops to a flour­ish­ing food scene that en­com­passes cafés, bak­eries, ca­sual eater­ies, fine din­ing, and the Euro­pean mar­ket am­biance of Vin­cenzo’s gro­cery store. The up­town core is also home to nu­mer­ous fes­ti­vals through­out the year, Water­loo Park, with over 100 acres of beau­ti­ful park­land, Sil­ver Lake, and Iron Horse Trail. The Bar­rel Yards truly fosters a sense of com­mu­nity with their res­i­dents by mak­ing a con­scious ef­fort to host a va­ri­ety of weekly, monthly and quar­terly res­i­dent so­cial events. This hol­i­day sea­son is an un­de­ni­able ex­am­ple of the im­por­tance they place on bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether. Aside from the lav­ish hol­i­day dé­cor seen through­out each amenity space there are a di­verse col­lec­tion of events to ap­peal to all res­i­dents, which in­cludes:

• An An­nual Hol­i­day Party com­plete with a live band, hors d’oeu­vres and wine ser­vice pro­vided by Proof Kitchen + Lounge, and a photo booth with pro­fes­sional pho­tos by Ron­ald Hare Pho­tog­ra­phy

• Gin­ger­bread house dec­o­rat­ing event with fes­tive treats and a hot choco­late bar

• Christ­mas gift wrap­ping where they even pro­vide all the sup­plies, along with fes­tive mu­sic and treats

• Christ­mas movies and treats in their the­atres lead­ing up to Christ­mas day The Onyx and The Cooper­age also fea­ture many lux­ury ameni­ties. Re­lax or en­ter­tain your guests in the en­ter­tain­ment lounge com­plete with a cozy fire­place and view of the city, en­joy a game of pool in the bil­liards room, or host an event in the pri­vate din­ing room. Sum­mers can be spent on the out­door ter­race, loung­ing, bar­be­quing, din­ing al fresco, or do­ing laps in the swim­ming pool at The Onyx. A state-of-the-art fit­ness cen­tre, in­cor­po­rates a yoga stu­dio, and “his” and “her” show­ers and saunas. A 20-seat movie the­atre lets you screen your favourite films or en­joy spe­cial event pro­gram­ming. The beau­ti­fully ap­pointed li­brary, meet­ing rooms, and board­room are ex­cel­lent re­sources for start-up busi­ness peo­ple and those who work from home. 2019 could be the start of some­thing new. Imag­ine free­ing your­self by re­leas­ing your home eq­uity, elim­i­nat­ing main­te­nance and util­ity bills, min­i­miz­ing house­hold chores, and hav­ing peace of mind when you’re on va­ca­tion, by let­ting go of a house that no longer suits your needs. There’s no bet­ter time to visit The Bar­rel Yards’ model suites and ameni­ties as they sparkle and shine with dec­o­ra­tions to cel­e­brate the hol­i­days.

Visit the ren­tal of­fice lo­cated at 20 Bar­rel Yards Boule­vard, Live/Work Suite 1, just off Fa­ther David Bauer Drive. Open Mon­day to Thurs­day 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri­day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Satur­day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun­day 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours avail­able Satur­days and Sun­days by ap­point­ment only. For more in­for­ma­tion call 226-646-1482 or email [email protected]­rel­yards.com

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