Toronto is not the only city in the throes of condo development. The community of Barrie is set to experience its own large-scale residential development, and is doing so in a spirit of public consultation. City Core Developments began by having a competition for the design of Harmony Village Lake Simcoe with judges coming from the industry and community. After RAW Design and Diamond Schmitt Architects were selected to design the project, the consultation between City Core Developments and the public continues.
The 1.3 million square foot condominium project with five 25-storey towers on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Barrie is being planned with feedback from the community. Described as a mixed-use, resort lifestyle community, Harmony Village will be an important part of Barrie's urban renewal, promising to bring vitality to the mid-size city both for future residents and the community at large. Plans include amenities catering to seniors, such as a community centre, social clubs, health and fitness centres.
President and CEO, Jack Pong announced the launch of "The Founders Club" in order to bring together community members interested in the development of Harmony Village. In their first focus group, the members of Barrie's waterfront community discussed topics such as amenities and suite sizes, and shared ideas on design, shops and programming in the future Harmony Village development.
City Core Developments will be finalizing the site plans for Harmony Village Lake Simcoe in 2013 and moving full-steam ahead in marketing with the launch of the sales centre on Bradford Street slated for late Spring. They will also be organizing community events such as a kick-off party and cooking and wine classes.
Registration for the Founders Club is still open and can be done by visiting the Harmony Village website.