Homes

Rental of the Week: $2,380 for a brand new 2-bedroom near Blair Station

This week, we take a look inside a unit in a new development that aims to set a new bar for apartment living.

Address: 100 Frontier Path Priv.
Neighbourhood: Gloucester
Property Manager: Killam Apartments REIT
Rent: $2,380/month

The history
It’s a brand new building, so not much history here — and that’s part of the draw. Who among us hasn’t cursed the previous tenants of their rental? Here, you just get that new-apartment smell. In terms of the neighbourhood, it offers close proximity to the big box stores and cinemas of Gloucester Silver City (WalMart, Loblaws, Chapters) and of course that LRT line (when it eventually opens).

The place
The 228 units are open-concept and come with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, in-suite laundry, and large balconies. Boasting a modern look that’s more like a hotel or a condo than what an apartment, the developers say that Frontier is “a complete contrast to much of the aging rental stock in the city.”

It certainly welcomes with a “boutique hotel” vibe. Here’s the concierge desk:
 

The lobby lounge, a sweet place to wait for the Uber. You can see the co-working space through the back wall:

And another look at that co-working space:

Inside the 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit. The kitchen offers lots of storage and sleek stainless steel appliances:


Another view of the living space. Check out those big windows:

The master bath and master bedroom:

The yoga studio, which is attached to the gym:

Another view of the gym. Again, the windows — working out here would be like you’ve managed an outdoor workout, but without the hassle of layers in the winter, heat stroke in the summer:

The media room. Binge-watch with your fellow tenants!

And the party room, which is connected to an outdoor terrace:

The parcel room with over 50 boxes (including refrigerated ones). Super convenient for online shoppers:


Biggest selling point(s)
The location beside Confederation Line means tenants can quickly escape to (or from) the busy downtown. Views are pretty sweet too.

Possible deal breaker
When will the LRT be ready? Given the news coming out of city hall, potential tenants will need a back-up means for transportation until it’s ready to roll.

By the numbers
967 square feet
23 storeys
82 square-foot balcony
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Co-working space
Gym and yoga studio
Party room with outdoor terrace
Games room with outdoor terrace
In-suite laundry
Stainless steel appliances