Coming soon to Kingston Road at Guild Road, just west of Brock Road in Pickering, is Highmark Homes' flagship condominium project, The Highmark. Designed by Kohn Partnership Architects, the sleek complex will bring an assortment of one to three-bedroom open-concept suites that will be just around the corner from a diverse selection of community amenities including Pickering Town Centre, in addition to big box stores and a number of restaurants, services, and grocery stores.
With its two towers standing 12 and 16 storeys above a shared podium, and housing a combined total of 346 units, The Highmark is nestled in a residential community and has been designed specifically to blend well with both low-rise homes, and the surrounding parks and green spaces.
"When designing the facade, we wanted to make sure that we were not imposing our height on the surrounding low density neighbourhood," said Marianna de Cola, Associate, Kohn Partnership Architects. "The lower levels consist of more solid, grounding material, while as the building increases in height, the materials become more light and airy."
The site is very large and there is a lot of adjacent green space, Diana, Princess of Wales Park in. particular which is currently being considered for expansion. The park offers soccer fields, a sports court, a community garden, a skate park, and an off-leash dog run. Upon approval of the expansion, the park will also connect to the Seaton Trail System, which leads to the Waterfront Trail, which runs for 3,600 kilometres along the Great Lakes.
In addition to the park next door, The Highmark will feature a rooftop terrace on its 6th level which will feature gas barbecues, loungers, and pavilion with cabana, bar, and seating, providing more opportunities for residents to experience the outdoors, and to socialize.
Other amenities of The Highmark include two fitness areas – one indoor and one outdoor – a yoga studio, children’s play zones, a party room, sports lounge, and co-working space, all featuring interiors by Flora di Menna Designs.
A unique amenity of The Highmark is its Highlife SMRT Thinking system, which puts control in residents' hands by way of a Smart Suite mobile app. Through the app, residents can secure keyless entry, monitor their suite's security and smoke alarms, control the temperature and lighting of their suite, book building amenities, and more.
If residents are looking to socialize away from home, The Highmark is just a short drive from the new 240-acre Durham Live Entertainment District which features a casino, live concerts, theatre, dining, shopping, a golf course, a waterpark, and film studios.
The Highmark is also a great opportunity for those who commute, as it will be located close to Pickering GO Station from where they can get into Downtown Toronto in just 30 minutes, while the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit lines is coming soon to the area. The building site is also situated just two minutes from Highway 401, which links up to Highway 407 and 412.
More information on the development will come soon, but in the meantime, you can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.
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