Waterfront Condominiums Oakville – Choose Waterview

Waterfront Condominiums Oakville – Choose Waterview

When you’re looking for more in a condominium, choose Waterview. You’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds with urban chic, blending with convenience and style. Enjoy all of the charm that you can only find in a community atmosphere along with the modern design of a striking condominium on the waterfront. This is the place to call home when you want to enjoy luxury at its finest. Modern Architecture Waterview in Grimsby offers the first condominium building built near the lake. You’ll love the contemporary architecture that features windows stretching from the floor to the ceiling and a balcony that’s large enough to hold furniture. This condominium building is also the first and only structure made of concrete by the lake. This is by far the safest and sturdiest structure when compared to other local developments. Vibrant Locality Grimsby is an up-and-coming town that is close to Lake Ontario and major cities such as St. Catherine’s, Niagara and the Halton Region. When you live in this town you’ll be close enough for a trip into the bigger cities but will be able to enjoy the small-town charm on a day-to-day basis. Waterview is located just a few minutes away from the QEW. You’ll have easy access to the town and all of the major centers surrounding it. If you do need to drive into Toronto for any reason you only be a short 15 minute drive away via the QEW. Live Your Dream Make your dreams...

4 Ways to Get Your Grimsby Condo Ready For Fall

4 Ways to Get Your Grimsby Condo Ready For Fall

As a new school year is beginning and the leaves are starting to turn into shades of gold, rust and velvet reds,  we know it’s time to say goodbye to a warm Ontario summer, and good morning to the windy autumn breeze. With fall quickly approaching, we need to say goodbye to summer habits and get ready for the new weather, here in the Oakville, Niagara, Grimsby area.   Say Bye to That Balcony Many resident’s balconies are complete with flower pots, barbecues and outdoor dining sets. Since your plants probably won’t survive that October breeze, be sure to move them inside. You should also wipe down any cobwebs or dust on your furniture before you bring it in for storage.   Get to Some  Spring Fall Cleaning Now is the time to get ready for a serious clean. If you have a stove, consider giving it a good wipe down as well. Move your couch, beds and dressers for a thorough clean of your floors and call your building manager if there are any repairs or issues that need to be addressed. Don’t put those repairs off for too long as they’re much easier to handle in the fall instead of the winter.   Bring Out the Welcome Mats There is no need to track dirt and water through the house. Make use of your door mats to help keep the house clean. When the winter rolls around and they’ve sprinkled salt all over the walkways at your...

The Benefits of Living near the Water

The Benefits of Living near the Water

  Many people dream of living close to water but have never achieved this goal. With Waterview Condominiums, you can make this dream come true. Waterview Condominiums is the perfect blend of cottage and urban chic; bringing together Grimsby’s small-town charm with a modernly designed condominium building. Enjoy the Tranquility There’s something about water that is amazingly beautiful that draws many people to its allure. You can feel it in the air, the smell and the sound. So many people make their way to cottages every summer to experience this special feeling of being near the water. Now you can live that lifestyle while at the same time enjoying all of the modern conveniences of your home. Waterview Condominiums gives you the chance to live right beside the water without having to break the bank to do so. Enjoy the Sunsets and the Amazing Views If you opt for a condo with a direct view of the water, you’ll be able to look out and enjoying a calming and peaceful feeling after a long day at work. The view alone will add a special vibe to your life and once you’ve experienced the freedom to look over the water from your home you’ll never want to go without it again. You can simply walk outside to experience the calming feeling of the water and then enjoy a leisurely stroll along it. More Value for Your Money A water view is a highly desirable feature in any home because these...

WatervieW Wins Again!

WatervieW Wins Again!

Grimsby-Lincoln News, Platinum Award for Best Home Builder WatervieW Condominiums is ecstatic to be named as the best home builder in the Grimsby and Lincoln areas by the readers of Niagara’s This Week’s Grimsby-Lincoln News edition. The second award in a month is a great honour and speak to the quality of the WatervieW project. You Chose Us As one of the largest news publications in the Niagara Peninsula, Niagara this Week and its local Grimsby publication shows just how important the WatervieW Condo project is. LJM Developments, builder of the chic and modern condos shows its ability to go beyond simple homes with stylish, amenity-rich and location choices that provide the best opportunity to new home buyers. Project Summary WatervieW Condos is currently selling its second phase, as the first is almost sold out and is currently under construction. WatervieW provides lake front living to GTA residents without the big city problems. With the GO train arriving in Grimsby by 2020, the location could not be better. Commute to Toronto without having to deal with the QEW traffic problems and come home to a beautiful suite overlooking Lake Ontario. Phase II units include a limited selection of units that offer Niagara Escarpment views as well as Lake views. The development includes one and two bedroom units with several units including dens for added space. With large terraces that offer a true outdoor living area unlike conventional small balconies of other urban projects. The full concrete structure with specialized...

10 Ways to Stay Cool at WatervieW Condos in Grimsby, Ontario

10 Ways to Stay Cool at WatervieW Condos in Grimsby, Ontario

Southern Ontario summers can reach some scorching temperatures and staying cool can be a challenge. WatervieW Condos wants you to be comfortable in your new home and give you the best ways to stay cool and enjoy your new home. Central Air Having central air conditioning is simply a must in most southern Ontario homes. With WatervieW Condos all provided with high efficiency air conditioning, you can be assured that the temperature of your home will exactly what you want it to be. Cooling Materials You may notice that certain building materials are better at reflecting heat and light. WatervieW has been designed with these materials in mind including a fully cement structure that takes longer to heat up than other building materials and exterior accenting materials that are white and are better at reflecting heat away from the building. Waterfront Breezes Of course, living close to Lake Ontario provides one of the best options to avoid the heat sinks of urban areas; a refreshing breeze off the water. With units only starting on the second floor, most units have a clear line of sight to the waterfront, even with single family homes in between. Use Family Pods The second-story terrace at WatervieW will be equipped with an amazing array of activities for home owners including cabana pods or family pods. These pods will be perfect places to avoid the summer sun. Cool Drinks Whip up a batch of your favourite summer spritzers preferably thirst-quenching lemonade, sparkling peach punch,...

WatervieW named NewsNow’s Emerald Home Builder

WatervieW named NewsNow’s Emerald Home Builder

WatervieW Condominiums is proud to be recognized as one of the top home builders in the Niagara West region. WatervieW is a condominium development located near the waterfront in Grimsby, Ontario with a first phase almost sold out and second phase in pre-construction sales. The People’s Choice Award NewsNow provides an annual readership survey to residents in Niagara West to choose their favourite business leaders. This people’s choice survey provides direct feedback from the community of Grimsby on which housing developments they feel contribute the most to their community. A Regional Leader LJM Developments, the builder behind WatervieW is a boutique and bespoke mid-rise condo developer that focuses on providing high-quality luxury residences and homes. WatervieW is unique in its focus on providing varied design units in its structure while also providing a development that can provide for its own micro-community. With retail space on the first floor of the structure that will include multiple services for residents, WatervieW owners will enjoy amenities and retail services literally as neighbours. The full-concrete structure with sound proofing materials ensure its location north of the QEW overlooking Lake Ontario provides a serene experience for home owners. With a second floor outdoor terrace that includes family pods, Zen gardens, an outdoor hot tub and grilling stations, home owners can enjoy a cottage-like experience. Call the sales centre today for your free consultation at 1-855-500-1215 or visit us at 544 N. Service Rd in Grimsby,...

10 Reasons to Live in Grimsby, Ontario

10 Reasons to Live in Grimsby, Ontario

You know Toronto is out of the question for buying an affordable home and are looking at different cities in the GTA. Here is a simple list of some of the best reasons why WatervieW Condominiums in Grimsby, Ontario should make your short list of communities to live in. Reasonably Priced Forget that WatervieW condos start well below the average condo price in Toronto, the cost of living in small-town Ontario is much lower than the big city. You could afford more for less on your home, activities and travel. Gateway to Niagara As the gateway to one of the most stunning regions in Ontario, you get access to the best wine country, the golf mecca of Ontario and one of the most significant biosphere regions in Canada. GoRail Coming Soon The new GoRail to the region will arrive in Grimsby as early as 2020 providing a direct rail link for commuters to Toronto. Whether you want to head to the city for a large event or need to commute, it will make it much quicker and easier. WatervieW Living Living waterside on a major lake in Ontario is the dream of many people and it is one reason why values in Muskoka have become astronomical. The new regional Waterfront Trail Plan will give you lakeside living pleasures for years to come. Charming Community Grimsby, Ontario is an amazing small town in Ontario that still offers that rural feel, while still only being 30 minutes to Hamilton or Niagara....

Grimsby Art for Your WatervieW Condo

Grimsby Art for Your WatervieW Condo

WatervieW Condominiums is iconic. Its design and appointments are bespoke and is what sets it apart from other developers. In appreciation of fine art, this article will reveal some of the great art that is available in the Grimsby area. Feel free to reach out to these fine artists to decorate your new found home between the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario and the heights of the Niagara Escarpment. Visiting the Lakeside Pumphouse Artists’ Association is worth the visit. Mary Ann Huisman A graduate of the Niagara College and The Dundas Valley School of Art, Huisman has dedicated her life to painting the wonderful landscapes that she finds native to the Niagara region. From the dramatic backdrop of the Niagara landscape to the fragility of its most lovely flowers, Huisman’s works show the beauty in your own backyard. Her works are available at the Grimsby Festival of Art, Niagara Art Gallery and the Willowbank Art Show. Gloria Kingma A self-taught painter, Kingma has enjoyed a fruitful career in the arts with over 15 years of teaching experience. A certified member of the Pastel Artists Association, her paintings focus on the play of colour and light as they intermingle and react to the natural beauty around us. Check out “Window to the Soul” an amazing painting, looking into the eyes of one of the most graceful creatures on earth. Dennis Chilton A watercolour specialist, Chilton was born in London, England and attended the St. Martins School of Art and he...

Making a hassle-free move

Making a hassle-free move

Moving into a condo is an exciting time, especially if it’s your first one. It’s also an incredibly stressful experience; one that can quickly become overwhelming. There are ways to make it an easier, smoother process, however, and by getting yourself organized in advance, you might find moving day to be significantly less chaotic than you initially thought. Organize Yourself Early The best way to ensure overall success is to organize yourself, and your family, early on in the process. Leaving details until the last minute is the best way to create chaos, so ensure that everything is taken care of early by drafting a list of each and every task that needs to be done. Divide the list by week, to make it seem less overwhelming and much more manageable. Include everything you might need to take care of, including cleaning your old home for its new residents. Throw Out What You No Longer Need While you are packing, create areas in your home for items that can be recycled, given away, or need to be thrown out. Chances are you’ve accumulated a lot of clutter while living in your current home, most of which you no longer need. Don’t pack anything you can’t imagine a use for within the next 12 months, and ensure that any old clothes that no longer fit are donated. This helps to cut down on the amount of things you are bringing with you, and can make unpacking a breeze. Take Detailed...

5 Best Reasons Why WatervieW is the Perfect Summer Cottage

5 Best Reasons Why WatervieW is the Perfect Summer Cottage

WatervieW Condominiums is serving as an example to other projects in the cottage industry, that condos can be the perfect summer home. With residents of Toronto wanting to find the perfect summer getaway cottage, the ability to do so is growing ever-more expensive and impossible. Waterfront condos like WatervieW provide the perfect solution. Affordable Pricing Pricing a waterfront property within a two hour drive of Toronto is a nightmare for most families looking for an escape from the heat island of the city for the summer. You are either forced to buy a hovel, or pay exorbitant rates. WatervieW provides a solution for the in-between. The bespoke waterfront design provides amazing luxury and beautiful views of Lake Ontario, at prices you will never find for a waterfront property. On the Waterfront Trails Located in a position to take advantage of Grimsby and Niagara’s new Waterfront Trail masterplan, WatervieW is in a prime position for families. There are five beaches nearby, the West End Waterfront Trail, the Bruce Trail on the escarpment, yachting clubs and conservation areas all within walking or cycling distance from your new summer home. If you are looking for summer fun, the gateway to the Niagara Peninsula is a great place. Charming Grimsby Being within walking distance of downtown Grimsby gives you and your family great access to a rural main street with amazing shopping, heritage buildings and a vibrant community. With a population of 25,000, it is small enough to remain quaint, yet large enough...

Visit the Biggest Niagara Sights from Your New WatervieW Home

Visit the Biggest Niagara Sights from Your New WatervieW Home

WatervieW Condominiums provide the perfect jumping off point for itineraries that visit the surrounding areas of Hamilton, Niagara Falls and other spots on the Peninsula. If you want ideas on perfect day-trip itineraries for a Saturday, follow the quick-visit itineraries below. Pick and choose your favourites and let us know which you liked best. Hamilton Just 24 minutes away, Hamilton provides a clear choice a way to go to a ‘big city’ for fun, without the hassle of driving an hour on highways into Mississauga or Toronto. Here are just a few of the must see activities in Hamilton. Dundurn Castle – provides a look at the elite of Canadian society at the turn of the 19th Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – simply one of the best aerial adventures for kids of all ages. HMCS Haida National Historic Site – it’s not every day you can climb aboard a working naval fighting ship that saw battle in multiple wars. Art Gallery of Hamilton – largest and oldest art gallery in Southwestern Ontario. Spencer Gorge Conservation Area – provides a breathtaking view of Webster falls and the surrounding escarpment area. Seven Sundays in Gage Park – a great event for the entire family including Food Truck alley and live concerts. (Summer Season) Hamilton’s Farmers Market – founded in 1837 and open year round, it’s simply one of the best on the Peninsula. Niagara Falls Within a 30 minute drive you could be relaxing beside one of the true natural wonders...

The Best Floor to Live On

The Best Floor to Live On

One of the hardest decisions you’ll make when purchasing a condo isn’t the actual purchase itself- it’s choosing the floor you’ll be living on. Making the move to our Waterview Condominiums is easy; with premium amenities and 24/7 concierge services we’re confident your decision to choose Waterview Condominiums will be the right decision. Each section of a condo building has its perks and you’ll want to take these into consideration when choosing the floor your family will live on. Top Section Living amongst the top floors has many perks. You’re less susceptible to traffic and street noise since you’re far away from the street, and you have amazing view of the city. It’s almost much easier to get direct sunlight into your condo. During the winter months your place will be nice and toasty as hot air rises and will be sure to fill your condo! Middle Section When living in the middle section you get the best of both worlds. The greatest benefit of living in the middle is that the middle floors get a seasonal break. If you live near the top you tend to spend more on cooling costs in the summer. When you live near the bottom you tend to spend more on heating costs. Living in the middle means that your apartment will naturally get some of that heating/cooling air that will rise. You also get a great view of the city; but nothing beats a top floor view!  Bottom Floor The bottom floor has...

10 Tips for Buying the Right WatervieW Condo

10 Tips for Buying the Right WatervieW Condo

If you have ever thought about retiring with a view of Lake Ontario or in a cottage atmosphere with quality amenities, then WatervieW Condominiums may be right for you. Buying a first home, recreational home or last home means you may be looking for that perfect location, price and suite of amenities. Here are some critical tips for your search. Pricing Let’s be honest, the number one feature that most home owners are looking for is affordability. You may not want to sell your expensive Toronto home, just to buy into a condo that is half or three-quarters of the value of your home. You want to get equity out of your expensive legacy home; a WatervieW condo offers great affordability. With first time homebuyers, the lower prices in the surrounding GreenBelt of Ontario are optimal. Location, Location, Neighbourhood Located in the charming town of Grimsby, the gateway to the Niagara Peninsula and within walking distance to the beach and downtown, WatervieW Condos offer some amazing virtues for its location. It is just off the QEW, near to the future GoRail station and yet far enough away from the chaos of the city. Experienced Developer Be sure to check out LJM Developments, the builder for WatervieW condos. With multiple structures already built, or under construction, you can be assured of a quality project from start to finish. No Worry of Slow Sales One thing to worry about in many developments is the prospect of not selling out, and units...

Furniture tips for first time condo buyers

Furniture tips for first time condo buyers

  When purchasing a condo for the first time there are plenty of things you’ll have to buy to fill your new place; Housewares, electronics and furniture. Although you can put off upgrading to a new TV, you’ll need to fill your brand new place with the proper furniture right away. Getting the right furniture for your space from the start really helps make your condo move as smooth as it can be. Waterview Condominiums has a few tips for making your furniture purchase quick and simple. Decide on what furniture you need Before you move into your new condo make a list of all the furniture you need. Focus on things you don’t have first then on things you’d like to upgrade such as a bed frame or a couch. Choose styles that fit with your condo Choose furniture that you like but still fits within your condo’s space. Don’t purchase a sectional couch if it’s going to take up the majority of your living room. Instead purchase a sofa and a love-seat and strategically place them for maximum space. Buy furniture with multiple-uses Furniture that maximizes the space is always the most practical. Coffee tables or ottomans with inside storage tend to make it for a cleaner home as you have easy access to put things away. Look for a bed frame that has options for under the bed storage. Take furniture size into account Furniture that is too bulky can really eat up the size of...

Top 10 Condo Myths

Top 10 Condo Myths

When moving to a condo from a house there is definitely a small transitional period where you’ll have to slightly adjust your lifestyle. If you have pets you’ll have to get up a bit earlier to take them outside, if you live on a higher floor you’ll have to account for the small extra elevator time. But generally, the small adjustments are nothing compared to the large benefits of living in a luxury Waterview Condominium. Often, we hear misconceptions or myths about condo living that just simple aren’t true; and Waterview Condominiums is here to debunk them. The property manager controls the building This is simply not true as the property manager simply takes care of day to day tasks and logistics. Condo buildings are generally controlled by the board of directors which is voted in by the condo owners. Condo’s require zero maintenance While condo living generally doesn’t require any maintenance you still have an obligation to keep your unit completely functional and repair anything that may break.   Condo corporations can hand out fines Your condo management cannot actually hand out any fines. However, if your condo is required/forced to make any repairs that you have neglected to (on your unit) you may be liable for the repair costs. Condo are for senior living This is an extremely large misconception about condo living. A lot of condo buyers are actually young professionals who are looking to purchase a home in an urban area with great pricing. Condo...

Benefits of Condo Living

Benefits of Condo Living

Making the transition from a traditional home to a condo can be a big change for some. When purchasing a condo with Waterview Condominiums, you’re making an investment in elegance and luxury. There are so many added benefits of owning a luxury condo instead of a conventional home. Unlike a traditional home, you won’t have to spend any time landscaping or doing maintenance. Our staff takes care of any landscaping or maintenance that will be required. No more shoveling the driveway in the cold winter either. With 24/7 concierge services you can expect friendly greetings and around-the-clock security. Our Waterview Condominiums also offer premium amenities to reflect your luxurious lifestyle. Here are some of the highlights of choosing Waterview Condominiums: Roof-Terrace A beautiful roof-terrace offers an amazing view. Relax and work in tranquility with courteous Wi-Fi services. Hot Tub Enjoy a quiet and relaxing evening at the outdoor Hot Tub while overlooking your beautiful surroundings. Underground Parking Skip the snow shoveling by parking your car directly underground away from all the damaging elements. Your car will be safe and protected not only from the elements, but from potential theft as well. Party Room Bring the party to you with secluded party rooms available for any occasion. No more renting out halls or restaurant sections. Be the perfect host and throw a luxurious party, steps away from your front door. Fitness Centre Cancel the gym membership and exercise directly from home. Our fitness center has all the equipment you’ll need...

Hobbies for Retirees at WatervieW Condominiums in Grimsby, Ontario

Hobbies for Retirees at WatervieW Condominiums in Grimsby, Ontario

WatervieW Condominium’s offers the perfect retirement option for those seeking a quieter country lifestyle with a view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline. With less maintenance and headaches of the traditional home a condo offers you the perfect retirement lifestyle; convenient and care-free. With all the free time you will have, the question becomes what to do with it? Hobbies for Men One of the best articles on hobbies for men was published by a website called “The Art of Manliness” named “45 Manly Hobbies” and its follow up “22 More Hobbies for Men”. Of course not all of the 67 hobbies lend themselves to a Condo setting or with the vagaries of aging, but there are some real contenders. Think about our choice for the top ten hobbies for retired men at WatervieW Condos: Online Classes – being a lifelong learner never has to end. Try Coursera or EdX. Fishing – being right on the Lake and tons of rivers and streams in the area, this hobby never goes out of style in the Niagara Peninsula. Whittling – woodworking in a condo may be tough, but simple and relaxing whittling is easy while enjoying the sunset over Lake Ontario. Hiking – stay in shape and maintain your health with literally hundreds of miles of natural trails in the area like the Bruce Trail. Golf – a perfect leisure exercise in Niagara that offers some of the best courses in Ontario. Writing – looking to earn a few...

Condo Moving Tips

Condo Moving Tips

Everyone knows moving can be stressful and complicated. You want to make sure that everything is organized, packed nicely and moved carefully when relocation to your brand new Waterview Condominium. Waterview has the perfect list of tips for when making the move to your new perfect home: 1. Downsizing You’ve spent your lives obtaining things to fill your home and make it your own, but now that you are going to a new space you should think about decluttering. Find a home for the items you rarely use. There are many online websites to sell extra items (even Facebook has buy and sell groups) or you could even have a garage sale before your move. You can also “Pay It Forward” and donate the items to your local Salvation Army or thrift shop. Either way, it’s time to get rid of some clutter. 2. Hire A Moving Company Moving companies take a lot of stress out of the moving process. In some cases, they even have people come in and pack for you. They do the heavy lifting, transporting, and unloading. You wouldn’t need to borrow a truck or rent a U-Haul because they do all the work for you. Moving companies use the right techniques and materials to make sure your important and expensive furniture doesn’t get damaged during the move. It’s the number one way to ensure a more relaxed moving experience. When deciding which company to go with, you need to ask around and check reviews....

City of Toronto’s Study on Children in Vertical Communities

City of Toronto’s Study on Children in Vertical Communities

Let’s face it, Toronto is not the only community that needs to deal with and plan for the future of children and families living vertically. The Greenbelt initiative ensures that the green space regions around Toronto are saved, naturalized and that future developments meet the minimum qualifications. Developments like WatervieW Condominium’s are being built all across the GTA in areas where condos were never thought to belong. Acknowledging the Future Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America and has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world consistently. It is one of the best places to study how families are coping with living vertically, as 1 in 3 children now live in mid to high rise buildings. Living vertically is much different than living in a traditional home. This lifestyle has both its vaunted perks and its drawbacks. The study, yet to be completed will look at targeted areas in Toronto to determine how to help these families cope with living vertically. There are a number of issues at heart, when a family of four live in a condo with two bedrooms and a den or even more likely, just two bedrooms. There are no backyards or recrooms in each living unit. This ultimately creates challenges for families with children. The study will focus on asking questions about living in these smaller spaces and how families design sleeping arrangements, such as converting dens and hallways into sleeping quarters and how balconies can be...

Living In a Condo with Pets

Living In a Condo with Pets

Generally, making a move and purchasing a condo is a big commitment. It’s an even bigger commitment when you have to factor in a pet. Moving into a condo means making the decision that you most likely won’t have a direct backyard or an outdoor play area for your pet. With that being said, this doesn’t have to be the end of your pet’s outdoor happiness! There are many alternative steps that you can implement to make Waterview the perfect home for your pet. Choose the right floor The closer you live to the main floor the easier potty trips will be. If you’re able to score a first floor apartment you might even have quick access to some greenery! Take the dog breed into account If you’re already living in a condo and are looking to get a new pet take the breed into consideration. Condos are ideal for smaller dogs as they have more room to run around in. Larger dogs can become more agitated if they’re cooped up indoors so it’s important to research your breed to find out dog behaviour. Exercise with your pet A lot of people depend on their backyard to give their pet some outdoor/exercise time. The best alternative to this is to integrate your pet into your personal exercise time; opt for an outdoor run instead of going to the gym. This way you can take your dog for a run or walk with you. Bring some small exercise equipment to...

You Have Decided to Downsize with a WatervieW

You Have Decided to Downsize with a WatervieW

Tips on How to Actually Achieve It You have made a great choice in buying a perfectly situated retirement home on the shores of Lake Ontario with amazing views of the Lake and the Niagara Escarpment. Yet moving from your legacy home, where you raised your children into a smaller, but luxurious space can be difficult without downsizing your assets. Let WatervieW Condominium’s expert team give you some tips on maximizing your space by de-cluttering your life. Acknowledge Your Needs Often people tend to collect things over time and a legacy home can have a lifetime of these ‘things’. However, having way more than what you want can also lead to the stress of how to sort out what you truly want to take with you. There are two primary considerations when trying to assess what to take with you into your new space. The first is, decide on the furniture, items and belongings that you ‘absolutely love’. The second consideration, once you have decided on your ‘must-haves’ is to map out your new WatervieW home based on your unit’s measurements. Measure the items you love and see if they all will be accommodated in the new space. Without measuring and laying out an initial floor plan, you may realize too late when you move in that, it all will not fit. When you find out that your favourite sofa will not fit, it may be time to find a new source for your affections. It can be a...

Waterview Builder, Liaquat Mian interviewed by UrbanToronto

Waterview Builder, Liaquat Mian interviewed by UrbanToronto

Reprinted from UrbanToronto.ca March 16, 2016 11:32 am | by Stefan Novakovic Driving north on Burlington’s Appleby Line, plots of undeveloped land dotted with low-rise structures meet the eye north of the QEW. Continuing north, however, a more urban landscape becomes visible in the distance. Coming to the intersection of Appleby and Ironside Drive, a high-rise condominium stands across from a retail plaza, with a trail of development in the midst of construction to the south. This is where we meet LJM Developments‘ Liaquat Mian, who 15 years ago founded the company that is now redeveloping much of northern Burlington into an increasingly urban landscape. Across the street from LJM’s 225-unit Ironstone condominium (completed in 2013), LJM’s head office is housed in the Uptown Center, a mixed-use retail and office plaza that improves the car-oriented built form typical of suburban retail development. Meeting Mian in the second-floor office, the LJM founder’s extravagant and visually striking style is met by a thoughtful and considered approach to development. Looking out over the plaza, Mian describes the layout and design of the space as an attempt to bridge the gap between the automobile-dependant realities of suburban life and pedestrian culture. Featuring “extra-wide sidewalks, landscaping, and lots of outdoor patio space for every restaurant” Mian stresses that the Uptown Center’s design is geared to welcome pedestrians, and to encourage street-level vibrancy. “Each of the storefronts is also angled towards the street,” Mian tells us, explaining that the visual interest of more dynamic facades gives storefronts a...

WatervieW’s Builder LJM Joins BILD & HHHBA

WatervieW’s Builder LJM Joins BILD & HHHBA

Waterview Condominiums’ builder LJM Developments has taken the historic steps of joining two industry associations that will ensure its vitality, competitiveness and access to the best in the industry for years to come. HHHBA The Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association is a premier organization dedicated to ensuring all buildings developed and constructed in the region by its members meet with professional standards as outlined in Ontario and across Canada. As a member of the HHHBA, LJM Developments becomes an automatic member of the two umbrella organizations OHBA and the CHBA (Ontario and Canadian Home Builders Associations). A home builder organization provides support to its members by advocating with all levels of government for better building quality standards to meet consumer demand and that its members adhere to these standards. LJM Developments has always taken pride in ensuring the quality of its projects are always in line with its boutique luxury builder status, but the new relationship with HHHBA will open up dialogue with other providers. As a WatervieW buyer you can be assured that LJM’s reputation as a builder is only enhanced by this membership including better access to suppliers, service professionals and industry best practices. BILD LJM has also joined BILD which is the largest organization of its kind in Ontario including over 1,400 members that support the home and condo building industry. BILD is the home builders’ association of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and just further reinforces LJM’s commitment to the industry. Through a strong representation in...

WatervieW Builder featured in SouthAsian News

WatervieW Builder featured in SouthAsian News

Reprinted from The South Asian News This week we profile Liaquat Mian, President, LJM Developments, Burlington. A man with many creatively honed business talents and a builder par excellence. Your business is divided into different verticals, and we will address each of them starting with real estate development.  Talk to us about your foray into this area, the projects that your company has completed, and what is to come. LJM’s core focus has been real estate development in the GTA since the company’s inception. LJM has built townhomes, condominiums, and retail centers of varying sizes and as such has become a well diversified real estate development company. When I moved to Canada from Pakistan in the late 90s, I started investing in condos in Toronto and Mississauga. It was at this point of time that I realized the potential and scope of the industry for the future, and decided to become a more active player in the market by becoming a developer. Our first few projects were smaller in size and consisted for townhomes and luxury detached homes in Mississauga. In 2005 we moved in to Burlington where we envisioned the now landmark Appleby Line – which is a reality today. We also ventured into larger projects by first developing a retail center, Uptown Center, with more than 90,000 square foot of commercial space that invited tenants such as Starbucks. Our next project became Burlington’s tallest building at the time; Ironstone Condominiums in collaboration with Davies Smith Developments. The 17-storey...

Why Downsizing is the Right Choice, Choose a WatervieW

Why Downsizing is the Right Choice, Choose a WatervieW

Are you approaching retirement and looking for the perfect exit strategy from the fast lane in Toronto? WatervieW Condominiums being built by LJM Developments may be an option to help you exit with grace and retire in style. Many retirees face this same decision every year; sell the legacy family home or hold on until you are forced to sell. Here is a discussion on some of the reasons why it might be the right time to prepare for your future. It’s a Hot Market If you own a detached home in the City of Toronto, it probably is absolutely the right time to exit. There are only two cities in all of Canada that are listed ‘at risk’ of a housing correction and Toronto is one of them. Prices have been pushing double-digit growth for years and many economists and pundits are saying this growth will not be able to be sustained. If that is true and in the next two years the Toronto housing market cools, you may be wishing you had sold. The reasons are two-fold; not only will you get a top premium price for your home now, you will not be affected in two years by selling your house in a buyer’s market instead of a seller’s market which it is still. If you are not quite ready to retire, you could still sell now and rent a condo in the city; after all WatervieW Condos are not quite move-in ready yet anyways. You...

The Future is Bright for LJM says NewInHomes.com

The Future is Bright for LJM says NewInHomes.com

Is LJM Developments the new home market’s best kept secret? By Lucas | on March 4, 2016 | We think we may have stumbled upon one of the best kept secrets in Burlington. Recently, we had the opportunity to visit the head office of LJM Developments and chat with their President, LJ Mian, about their plans for the future. With a focus on residential and commercial development, LJM Developments has been a major player in the Upper Middle and Appleby area. On the east side of Appleby, just south of Upper Middle, LJM developed Ironstone (with Davies Smith), Burlington’s tallest condo, standing 19-storeys. Ironstone is comprised of 235 units and was completed in 2013. When Mian first set his sights on Burlington, this area was just one large field, now it is home to a uniquely designed commercial plaza (where LJM is located), the city’s tallest condo, and LJM is currently in the process of building Appleby Gardens, a boutique seven-storey condo seconds south of Ironstone. Appleby Gardens features 71 units and completion is scheduled for this June. There are a few reasons why the plaza across from Ironstone is unlike any you’ve ever seen. All the storefronts are set at a 45 degree angle so every business has equal exposure. There is no back of the building, so the businesses look the same approaching from any direction. The plaza is single-storey but the ceiling heights are over 30’ high, so the interior spaces look incredible. There are very wide walkways for patios. And...

10 Amazing Sights near WatervieW Condos

10 Amazing Sights near WatervieW Condos

WatervieW Condominiums built by LJM Developments is situated perfectly to enjoy not only the Niagara Penninsula, but the south west of the GTA as well. Here is a list of some of the most exciting places to go, attractions to see and things to do within no more than 60 minutes of your soon-to-be new home in Grimsby. Da Bills! It’s hard not to be an NFL fan and with the Buffalo Bills less than an hour away, you have a unique opportunity of enjoying live NFL games near your home, not available to most Canadians. Bring your passport and if football is not for you, take advantage of some cross-border shopping. Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum With one of the best warplane museums in the country next door in Hamilton, it is not your only option in the major hub near WatervieW but it is the best reviewed attraction on TripAdvisor. Find out what all the fuss is about. Playdium, Mississauga Looking for a great family fun activity nearby? The massive arcade and fun centre in Mississauga is great for the whole family and is the largest fun centre of its kind in Ontario. Twin Valley Zoo, Brantford Looking for a little excitement with your children or grandchildren? The Twin Valley Zoo provides a great little petting zoo with a twist of exotic animals to keep you excited around every corner. Butterfly Conservatory, Cambridge Tired of the winter blahs? This indoor butterfly conservatory gives you a great excuse to...

10 Most Luxurious Condo Projects in the World

10 Most Luxurious Condo Projects in the World

It’s time for a fun list of the most luxurious Condo projects in the world from WatervieW Condominiums built by LJM Developments. These 10 projects stand out as the best in the luxury market for Condos starting from 10th place. Vancouver, Canada A $25 million CAD penthouse at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver recently sold to a wealthy Middle Eastern family who then continued to add two more sub-penthouse floors for a total sale of $55 million. It became the most expensive residential real estate deal in the country. Singapore The tallest building in Singapore was recently constructed; its top floor penthouse sits at the apex of 64 storeys and is itself three stories tall. Priced at $47 million USD it’s a steal to some. Behold the Clermont Residences. Dubai The $49 million USD One at Palm Jumeirah is possibly the one of the most unique designs for a condo on this list. With 4000 square meters of living space over two floors, 1500 square meters of balcony space and an infinity pool overlooking the sea provides amazing views from these heights. Paris, France A two-story luxurious Penthouse overlooking the Eiffel Tower is currently listed at $50 million USD with a private entrance and elevator, staff quarters, 8 bedrooms and 10 bathroom. Hong Kong, China The Opus Apartment Penthouse suite sold for $60 million USD, was completed by Frank Gehry, legendary Canadian Architect and includes amenities like a private pool on every floor. With only 12 stories,...

New Ontario Condo Law Offers Wider Consumer Protection

New Ontario Condo Law Offers Wider Consumer Protection

Did you know that 10% of Ontarians are Condo owners? With 1.3 million condo dwellers in the Province, Bill 106 is a welcome addition to the body of laws protecting these important consumers. WatervieW Condominiums being built by LJM Developments, is happy to provide you with a quick review of how this new legislation will protect you. The State of the Province Ontario has had a boom of condo building over the past two decades with the vast majority of those units being built in the GTA. With 700,000 condo units and over 10,000 condominium corporations there is a vast difference between unit size and amenities and quality of condo corporations. Condominiums of course relate to the corporation that is developed after the structures are built and does not itself specify a structure. Condominium corporations include high-rise, low-rise, and row-housing with each of the three types of structures represented by roughly one-third of the total. 25% of condo dwellers are renters, non-family dwellers account for 45% while family households, with or without children are the second highest dwellers at 43%. These statistics are available through census data provided by StatsCan. Growth of condominiums is on the rise now accounting for a third of all residential building across Canada, whereas in 1981 this figure was less than 10%. This drastic increase gave rise for a call for better consumer protections in regards to these large purchases. New Legislation The new Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015  was passed in...

Sponsoring the Next Generation

Sponsoring the Next Generation

Sometimes in life, you need to slow down and consider what type of legacy you are leaving the next generation. At LJM Developments, we take our stewardship of the environment and affordable and sustainable housing seriously. When we were approached by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society to help sponsor the “Denim, Diamonds & Diplomas” event in support of the DSBN Academy of Niagara, we jumped at the chance. DSBN Academy The DSBN Academy is a public school that is unlike almost any other in Canada. It is a school committed to encouraging and developing first generation students to attain a higher education degree. For many children, attaining a University Education in Canada is an expensive proposition. Students at DSBN come from homes where they are the first striving to reach that lofty goal of becoming the first generation to attend a higher learning educational institute. DSBN is a District School Board of Niagara public school for grades 6 through 12, where children are encouraged and supported at every stage to achieve their dream of higher education. The empowerment the academy has brought to many students to stand out academically is laudable. LJM believes that children are the future of our great nation, and ensuring the best and brightest are given equal opportunity to our educational institutions is a noble cause. Brock Leaders Citizenship Society The Brock Leaders Citizenship Society is hosting the Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas fundraising event on behalf of the DSBN Academy giving recognition at the Gala...

Stay Active with Community Activities

Stay Active with Community Activities

Worried about moving to a rural farming town on Lake Ontario and not having swimming classes for the kids or Yoga for yourself? WatervieW Condominiums in Grimsby, Ontario may seem like its worlds away from the civilization of the GTA, but the vibrant Grimsby community programs give you similar opportunities as living in a big city. Combined with the amazing winter and summer time outdoor activities in the area, you will never be hurting for fun, exercise and adventure. Children’s Activities Not to worry, your munchkins will not be without activities for long. For the very young there is Tiny Tumbers Kindergym Gymnastics with varying classes for ages from 1 to 9 years of age. This fun and healthy activity helps your children stay limber and fit without the stress of competitive gymnastics. Tumbling not your thing? Wee Sports and Tiny Tunes offer to other options for your little ones. From learning how to tee it up to exploring the wonder of sounds, rythms and beats, these classes can ensure your little one gets the basics they need in sports or music. Looking more for an artistic flare? Messy Munchkins, Creative Toddlers and Crafty Kids allows your younger children to truly get their creative energy out. Most programs run about 10 weeks in the winter and fall offering you a great way to explore many different options. These classes are included in the Activities Guide put out by the Town, simply pick one or download it here. Young Adults...

WatervieW Condominium’s Winter Fun Guide

WatervieW Condominium’s Winter Fun Guide

WatervieW Condominiums, Grimsby, Ontario is located at the gateway to the Niagara Peninsula, one of the most action-packed areas for great activities for all ages, both in and outdoors. Winter is a great time in Canada as we tend to revel in wintertime fun, like few nations on earth. From winter skating, skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing fun to cold weather festivals and hearth-side pleasures; all can be had in this great area Winter Sports Are you an outdoor enthusiast and still want to get out of the house for quality exercise in the winter? There are tons of winter activities in the area that can ensure you do not become a winter couch potato. Skating The Grimsby Skating Club offers a great club to be a part of and is close to home at WatervieW. From kid’s lessons according to Skate Canada to adult skating and even full-service Figure Skating, this club has it all from the novice to expert skaters. There is also an outdoor rink at the Peach King Centre home to an indoor rink as well. The outdoor rink has public and shinny hockey skating available from mid-December to March, weather permitting. If you just like to recreational skate, this outdoor rink is a great place, close by to enjoy winter time fun. Skiing The Glen Eden Ski Resort is less than an hour away and provides the area’s best option for downhill skiing near your new home in Grimsby. With a longest run at 549m,...

What You Really Wanted This Christmas Under the Tree!

What You Really Wanted This Christmas Under the Tree!

Waterview Condominiums of Grimsby would like to provide you with a list of some amazing presents that you might have missed this Holiday Season. Of course this list includes only the best there is to offer in their respective categories. If you received one of these special gifts, someone really appreciates you. What do you want under the tree this Christmas? Tis the Party Season Interestingly enough the best Whiskey in the World right now is home-grown right here in Canada. With all the amazing Scotches from Scotland and Bourbons and Whiskeys from Kentucky and Tennessee and Whisky from Ireland, Crown Royal’s Winter Harvest was named the best in the world for 2015. These are harder to find than snow for most of Southern Ontario for Christmas. Finding it under the tree would be a true Christmas miracle. Holiday Bling Most people that consider buying a diamond understand their cost is prohibitive. Buying a 1 carat diamond of Internally Flawless and high color quality can run in the tens of thousands of dollars. Yet this fall the Lucara Diamond firm of Botswana found the mother lode; literally. The second largest diamond ever discovered at 1,111 carats could fetch up to $100 million at auction depending on its quality. The Summer Home in Paris Looking for the ultimate summer home? The Chateau Louis XIV was just recently sold for $301 million USD and is located just outside Paris, but it would not fit under the tree. You may be thinking...

WatervieW: Part of the Growing Cottage Condo Industry

WatervieW: Part of the Growing Cottage Condo Industry

Waterview Condominiums is the first development in the Niagara Peninsula to take advantage of a rising trend in GTA real estate; the Cottage Condo. The concept is relatively new, with only a few developers since 2010 being successful at the alternative housing project. With Toronto real estate prices soaring and the baby boomer generation looking to cash in, LJM Developments is one of those developers that has ‘hit one out of the park’ with their resort-style amenities and cottage-like life at WatervieW. It’s a Misnomer Technically this trend is not even named correctly. When it was first envisioned it was seen to enhance at least three specific demographics. These types of condos in the region surrounding the GTA were first thought to offer a number of benefits to retirees, growing families and those first starting out. With the plan to start offering a structure that appealed to different stages of your life, provide a sustainable living structure, while at the same time appealing to those that want a life off the ‘beaten track’ or to slip into the Canadian ‘slow lane’. These Condos have shown how a Condo Cottage can really offer the best of both worlds. The Retirement Home Many Canadians dream of sitting by the lake, enjoying magical sunsets over the water and enjoying our amazing beauty. While buying a lake house in Muskoka, Land of Lakes or Georgian Bay can be prohibitive in costs, Condos on the Lake like WatervieW offer an amazing value with a...

WatervieW Condos Jumpstart the Grimsby Building Boom

WatervieW Condos Jumpstart the Grimsby Building Boom

Waterview Condominiums has provided an amazing jump-start to a Condo development boom in Grimsby. LJM Developments, Waterview’s builder saw an opportunity based on the long term forecasts of the Greater Toronto Area including the Golden Horseshoe area and took a decisive step towards fulfilling a need in the area; affordable housing that does not put the green spaces in Ontario’s Greenbelt at risk. Now other builders are following suit. Find a leader and buy a condo in Grimsby with confidence. The Places to Grow Act Many first time home buyers do not have a true understanding of the Canadian real estate market and its long term projected growth patterns. This is why leaders in the space like LJM Developments are going above and beyond this historic call to action and redefining first homes through attractive offerings like WatervieW. The Places to Grow Act was an Ontario piece of legislation enacted in 2005 to ensure the long term viability of population growth without forever expanding outwards. This urban sprawl has widely been recognized as a death knell for communities. People tend to commute farther, drive cars more and green spaces are consistently put at risk. The Greenbelt is an area surrounding the GTA and the Golden Horseshoe. It is an area at risk from urban sprawl as the population of this area is projected to swell to almost 12 million people by 2030, making it one of the largest urban areas in North America. The WatervieW Vision Grimsby is part...

Discovering Niagara on the Lake

Are you a weekend adventurer? Whether you plan to live in Grimsby’s new Waterview Condos or nearby, some of the best adventures are right around the corner in Niagara on the Lake (Niagara OTL). A beautiful and historic town, Niagara OTL is one of those magical gems in Ontario that provide a wealth of experiences to residents in the area and visitors alike. Culture Galore Niagara on the Lake provides some of the best cultural highlights in the area in various ways. Of course the Peninsula is one of the best Wine regions in Ontario, and Niagara OTL stands out as one of the best places to celebrate Ontario VQA Wines, from winery tours to Wine Festivals and Tastings. While the areas theatres like Shaw Festival Theatre, Royal George Theatre or the Court House Theatre highlights some of the best dramatic theatre has to offer in the area. With 12 museums and 6 art galleries the area is replete with tons of cultural activities for every age. Natural Beauty Taking in the natural beauty of the Niagara area can be done from the ramparts of Fort George or the Niagara Parks Garden Trail that provide amazing vistas of the area. Visiting in the fall can be resplendent in fall colours and gorgeous to witness. Quality Shopping Tired of Big Box stores where every store provides the same styles? Small town Niagara OTL provides one of the most amazing shopping experiences in its chic, historic and amazing downtown shopping area....

Hamilton is Yours to Discover

With less than 30 minutes from Grimsby to Hamilton, the area provides big city opportunities for adventure and fun, while you truly live in a small charming town with a Waterview Condo. From your new home base, discovering the amenities nearby will be easy. Daily Shopping As one of the big cities of Canada, Hamilton provides shopping galore. From Lime Ridge Mall to major big box stores like Costco, the Home Depot and other major chains, your shopping needs can be met daily. If you are looking for specialty items, there is also tons of retail shopping in Hamilton that caters to specific needs. From the Farmer’s Market, the Keeping Room for kitchen goods, to Pickwick Books or Miller shoes to the Nathaniel Hughson Art Gallery there are thousands of stores that cater to every need is just a short drive from your new Condo. Family Fun Whether you are a retired family of two, or a new family the activities in Hamilton rival most cities in Canada, from its hometown CFL Tiger Cats to indoor kids playgrounds like Zoom Zoom, movie theatres, bowling allies and arcades to Theatres, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and dinner theatres; there is literally fun for everyone in your family, young or old. Exotic Activities When you need to get away from the everyday, heading into Hamilton for a day or weekend of adventure can make all drudgery of everyday life disappear. From a day at the Ancaster Spa, an amazing thrill-ride with SkyDive...

Tis the Season, For Condo Shopping

Tis the Season, For Condo Shopping

Waterview Condos is having a Holiday Party and inviting you to join us for the festivities. One of the great parts about the Holidays is enjoying amazing shopping that comes with the holidays; for yourself, others and simply for the fun of it. Follow our tale as we weave a wonder of delight in the holiday shopping season, centered around the marvels of shopping for a new Condo home. Shopping Spree Waterview wants to you give you a special gift for the Holiday Season. With a Holiday Incentive that gives you $3000 for a purchase of a Waterview Condo. Conveniently awarded on a Visa Gift Card you can spend the money simply on a Holiday pampering package, great gadgets for your new home or even a serious piece of furniture. It’s a simple thank you for choosing LJM Developments. Kool Kitchens Coffee, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Espresso and hot chocolate all from the Miele Fully Automatic Espresso maker can enable your love of hot beverages like no other machine. Compact, durable and able to make different drinks, makes it a must have for your new Kitchen. Enjoy, barista style coffee every morning or provide after-dinner lattes for that extra special touch when hosting guests. Proper Pampering What better way to spend this cash than on yourself during this stressful season. Take time to pamper yourself with an ultimate weekend getaway in Niagara on the Lake for a Spa treatment. The Spa at White Oaks provides a number of packages from a...

Beautiful Niagara Escarpment Views: Instead of a WatervieW

Beautiful Niagara Escarpment Views:  Instead of a WatervieW

Waterview Condos may be situated facing Lake Ontario with views of this iconic lake, but let’s not forget how it is nestled between the fabulous and magnificent Niagara Escarpment to the north the lake. This escarpment, the longest and most prominent of all escarpments in the Great Lakes Basin provides an astonishing amount of beauty, activities and natural wonders for those that go exploring. Waterview & the Escarpment As the only high rise in Grimsby, you can have an amazing unobstructed view of the surrounding Escarpment to the south. The massive Niagara Escarpment is an uplifted landmass that stretches from New York State across Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, making a snaking 1600 kilometre natural area that is unrivalled in the area. The stretch from Niagara Falls to Hamilton ranges in height from 183 to 189 metres above sea level. With the amazing Bruce Trail running through the escarpment to the south and a quality trail system that is protected, this view will never change. The Escarpment provides an amazing relief view for those units that happen to have a south facing view. With the greenery also come amazing amenities for all to enjoy within a very short drive and manageable bicycle ride. This natural edifice can be seen across all of Southern Ontario from the Niagara Falls to ‘the Mountain’ as it’s called in Hamilton all the way to Tobermory. However, here in Grimsby, it provides a natural backdrop and amazing trail, hiking and cycling opportunities for families...

Condo Construction Process

Condo Construction Process

A day in the life at WatervieW Condominiums Ever wondered what the process was for building a high rise building like Waterview Condos. As you wait to move into your new luxurious waterfront condo, learn the basics in high rise construction so you know how close you really are to enjoying the good life in Grimsby on Lake Ontario. Project Overview The entire project is a sequence of events that often can take up to 5 -7 years from initial interest by a developer to a finished product. What most consumers see is the process from the Sales stage to the finished product, but there are multiple stages beyond the construction phase that are included in the complete start to finish building of a high rise condominium. The first phase is the project design and pre-development. Often pre-development encompasses the developer assessing current trends and needs and finding appropriate land where homes are needed most. Next follows the feasibility, acquisition of land and project design phase followed by the start of the sales and marketing phase. Many of these stages can overlap as well. This would be the pre-construction sales phase that truly determines if building the project is worthwhile. There is generally lag time between pre-construction sales and the start of construction as most builders adhere to requiring a certain percentage of sales before construction can begin. Planning, legal compliance and construction are all conducted almost simultaneously, with planning and permits being done slightly ahead of construction start...

Buying From the Builder: WatervieW Condo’s Advice

Buying From the Builder: WatervieW Condo’s Advice

Buying a Waterview Condominium or any other condo from the buyer comes with certain obligations, expectations and obvious items that can change. LJM Developments is a respected boutique builder with projects that have gone well in their building process. As a buyer of a pre-construction condo (or in WatervieW’s case, during construction), there are a slate of items you should be aware of as a buyer. Deposit Differences Most pre-construction builders require a larger deposit than buying a resale home or condo. This of course helps the builder in ensuring the build process is completed on time and on schedule. Depending on the builder these amounts can differ and be as high as 20%. LJM works hard to keep deposit schedules as manageable as possible. Speak with a sales agent today to discover how affordable WatervieW units can be for you. Cooling Off Period Ontario allows a 10-day no questions asked cancellation period if you should choose to rescind your offer on a Condo. This helps buyers get the financial approvals they need and to ensure it was the right choice for them. Building Timelines Every builder tries to stick to a schedule to ensure that homeowners have a realistic date to move into their new home. However, there are literally 1000s of reasons why delays happen, from unexpected inclement weather to permitting delays. As a buyer of pre-construction be prepared for a delay and do not give notice at your current residence until the move in date is...

The WatervieW just got Better

The WatervieW just got Better

West End Waterfront Trail Plans Revealed Waterview Condos now open for sales in Phase 2 welcomes an amazing announcement in regards to the West End Waterfront Trail. The Winston neighbourhood area where the WatervieW is located has been confirmed as an area of further development, promoting a second ‘main street’ offering even better access to amenities and the lakefront, steps from your new condo. New Plans Revealed The new plans revealed for the area include an amazing array of mixed use properties in a ‘second main street’ corridor promoting commercial amenities for the neighbourhood with a large focus on walkability. Nature Trails Furthermore the lakeshore area development will include a large trail system as laid out in the original plan with the development of a large park adjacent to the new WatervieW condominiums that have already broke ground. Public Park With a large park directly in front of your condo and an extensive trail system that leads to nearby parks, beaches and outlying trails, you are perfectly situated to enjoy true lakefront living. The park abutting the WatervieW lands will give way to trails that lead directly to the waterfront, giving you not only an unparalleled view of Lake Ontario, but puts you within walking distance through great public spaces. Commercial Access These trails will offer direct access to the newly planned commercial area near WatervieW as well. Not only will you have amazing access to amenities downstairs from your home, now you will have an even larger base...

Financially Preparing to Buy a WatervieW Condo

Financially Preparing to Buy a WatervieW Condo

With the Grand Opening of Phase II for WatervieW Condos in Grimsby quickly approaching August 8th, you may want a few pointers on how to get prepared to buy a WatervieW Condo; your first home, second or retirement home. In any of these situations, making the right sound financial decisions can make the difference between enjoying your new home to its fullest and begrudging your financial decision. We here at WatervieW and LJM Developments want every decision to be a smart one. Here are a few guiding tips on how and when buying a new home may be right for you. Borrowing Capacity Not many individuals can go into a home-buying negotiation and able to make a full cash purchase. If you need to get a mortgage for your new home, understanding your financial position and maximum realistic borrowing capacity before buying is essential to making the right decision. Normally, all you need to understand is your income and essential monthly expenses. There many online mortgage calculators to help you with this decision; look for one like this one that helps you understand the affordability of your buying decision. This helps you realize that maybe the Penthouse is out of reach, but our wonderful 1 or 2 bedroom suites are a great fit. Of course if the penthouse is your dream, overlooking the majestic waterfront of Lake Ontario and you have the borrowing capacity, we look forward to seeing you on the 8th August. Unless of course you forgot...

5 Must-Have Small Appliances for a WatervieW Condo

5 Must-Have Small Appliances  for a WatervieW Condo

When living in a Condo, certain space saving options can make a big difference. Part of these choices will be dependent on your lifestyle but are considered the 5 must-have small appliances for your kitchen. A Waterview Condominium comes with some of the best large appliances in boutique condos, but populating your kitchen with small appliances can be a joy or pain. In a smaller space like a condo over a traditional home, you may need to choose. These 5 appliances will help you make the right choices. A Cup of Joe Coffee and Tea drinkers, which include most of us, will likely have a specific common choice to make. If you love a great cup of coffee, a hot tea in the afternoon, warm cocoa for the kids or an after dinner espresso, there is only one machine you need consider. To enjoy the best quality hot drinks from only one appliance means that you need to invest into a proper Espresso Machine. Although named an espresso machine, these versatile machines offer a wide range of options to meet your demands. This article spells out the best machines on the market for varying price ranges. Giving a Toast? If you love toast, bagels, wings, small appetizers and other things that require toasting, scrap the toaster and go with a Toaster Oven or now usually called a CounterTop Convection Oven. These little appliances can aid your oven and replace a traditional toaster to cook, bake, toast or even broil...

THE SEARCH IS ON: LJM Developments constantly looks to incorporate green living into their projects – a profile by the Green Building and Sustainable Strategies magazine

THE SEARCH IS ON: LJM Developments constantly looks to incorporate green living into their projects – a profile by the Green Building and Sustainable Strategies magazine

LJM Developments gets profiled in the Spring 2015 issue of the Green Building and Sustainable Strategies Magazine. Business Development Director, Shaheryar Mian, shares his views on Green Living initiatives the company has instituted in its residential...

Summer Weekend Fun

Summer Weekend Fun

Waterview Condominiums allows you to enjoy some of the best summer festivals and events in your own backyard. Events for every member of the family including your pets to enjoy nature, the lake, culture or just a great time can be had within a 30 minute drive. The events for this weekend are laid out below. St. Catherines Classic Car Show, Saturday  July 4th The 13th Annual Downtown Classic Car show in St. Catherines provides an amazing stroll down memory lane with over 400 classic cars for every car enthusiast. Just 22 minutes away from your new WatervieW home gives you a great way to view these classic automobiles. With free admission and free registration it’s a great event for the whole family. Cars will be lined up along St. Paul Street and other downtown streets. Ridgeway Summer Festival, 3-5th July 47 minutes away near Fort Erie is the Ridgeway Summer Festival that offers a comprehensive family event including live music and other live entertainers, a car show on Sunday from 9am to 5pm, an annual street dance, a pancake breakfast      and a crafter’s marketplace. Admission is free. Artistry by the Lake, 4-5th July Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the most picturesque places in Ontario and is only a 39 minute drive from your condo in Grimsby. This weekend it will be made even more impressive with views of splendour provided by artists. This juried art show provides an opportunity to show off their prized artist renderings while at the...

WatervieW’s SAQs

WatervieW’s SAQs

Buying a WatervieW Condominium is just like any other home or condo purchase. There are just certain “Should Ask Questions” that every homebuyer should know. LJM Developments always strives for the best transparency in its building techniques and purchasing process. Here some of the top questions you should always ask your condo builder. The Building It’s extremely important for a prospective buyer of a new condo or home to understand who is the developer and what are the features of the new construction building. Who is the developer behind the project? Are they experienced? In the case of Waterview Condominiums, the developer is LJM Developments. LJM is a boutique developer in the GTA area over the last decade and has extensive experience in commercial and residential construction. Waterview condos will be LJM’s fourth completed high-rise project with other low-rise, residential and commercial projects completed as well. What are the total purchase and closing costs on the unit I am interested in? What is the payment schedule? Once you meet with a WatervieW sales representative and you have selected a unit from available stock, all the purchasing and closing costs are easily laid out for you. From minimum down payment to a schedule outlining exact payment requirements during the build process and when final payments are due. There are no ‘hidden’ costs; all costs will be provided up front for your review. When can I move in? As with any construction project these dates are always considered estimates within the...

WatervieW’s Condo Resource Guide

WatervieW’s Condo Resource Guide

Are you looking to buy a condo? At Waterview Condominiums we believe in providing you with the best information in order for you to make the right decisions. This particular blog will explore some of the best resources for buying a condo and for condo owners targeted for the Ontario marketplace. If you need to understand your buying decision and how to maximize your living potential in a Condo, the condo resource guide provided below is indispensable. Condo Buying Ontario Consumer Protection If you are looking to buy a condo, there are certain rights as a consumer that you have. Some of the more prominent facts are outlined at this Ontario Government webpage. Ontario Condominium Act, 1998 If you are able to read legalese, technical jargon or legislative text and understand it, the condo act for Ontario is available here. Find out exactly what your rights are, what the developer or condo board must adhere to in this all inclusive legislative act. CMHC’s Condominium Buyer’s Guide The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation provides a great guide to buying a condo in Canada including the basics, governance, buying a condo and a checklist when you are buying a condo. A great resource to make sure you understand the process and dot all your i’s and cross all your t’s in the process. Condo Living Living in a condo is not always the same as living in a typical house. There are a ton of resources you need to be aware...

Summer Fun in Grimsby & WatervieW

Summer Fun in Grimsby & WatervieW

Living in Grimsby gives you some great opportunities for summer fun because of a great summer activity program from the town. Waterview Condominiums is located perfectly to take advantage of these great programs. When you live in such a great community that offers some of the best leisure activities in Ontario such as fishing, swimming, golf, boating and hiking, it’s great to know what civic activities are also taking place. With great programs designed for spring and summer for residents of Grimsby for all ages you can be assured of a well rounded experience. Camps The town activity program offers a number of day and week camps for children of all ages in a number of different categories. These are great options for parents looking for summer care options or just ways to get your children active through the summer holidays. Sports Camps There are a number of sport camp options for your kids. There is a general sports camp for children 7-12 years of age that teaches a wide variety of sports and emphasizes teamwork, skills and game development. Located at the Peach King Centre, each weekly camp focuses on a different set of sports. However other sporting camps include a sport-specific camp that include a tennis camp for teaching tennis lessons to 6-14 year olds and is located at the Grimsby Tennis Club. Tennis camps run per week for most of the summer. A basketball camp is also run for two weeks in the summer for two...

Design Tips for your WatervieW Kitchen

Design Tips for your WatervieW Kitchen

Waterview Condominiums takes pride in their boutique designs, with great usage of colour, design choices and superior materials to make every part of your new home a quality living experience. Of course, one aspect that most home owners love is the kitchen, with so much time spent in the kitchen for modern families it is no wonder that we have spent so much time creating these masterpieces. So how can you make your new kitchen even better? With great space saving ideas and design tips found right here. Space In a home designed to maximize every square inch to provide the best there is to offer in your chosen condo size, it literally is the last frontier. Be conscious of your lifestyle and try to live with a minimalist attitude. Learning to do more with less will ultimately make your home less cluttered. Yet also by using inspired design choices for the space you have, can increase the usable space considerably. For custom cabinetry upgrades consider cupboard pull outs, such as a slim pantry pull out that allows for much better organization of space for dry goods. These upgraded cabinets can be used in multiple applications including for slide outs for garbage and recycling as well as for pots and pans. When your cupboards are better organized you can maximize the space for optimal usage. If you have an empty wall or overhead space over a kitchen island it may be just the perfect spot for hanging of pots...

Grimsby Golfing from WatervieW Condos

Grimsby Golfing from WatervieW Condos

Waterview Condominiums puts you in the heart of one of Canada’s most prestigious golf regions. Within an hour you could be teeing off on the Legends on the Niagara in Niagara Falls, Hamilton’s Golf and Country Club, and even Glen Abbey in Oakville. With so many choice selections within a short distance you will never be without a choice course to play. Grimsby golfing is simply world class. Top 100 With over 20 courses within an hour’s drive from your new home in Grimsby, on the Fairways Magazine’s Top 100 Ontario Golf Courses, you truly are pampered. If you head east from Grimsby, the Legends on the Niagara is simply one of the best courses on the Peninsula, hosted the 2004 LPGA Canadian Woman’s Open and is known as the Battlefield Course. A Douglas Carrick designed course it offers a mix of wide open fairways and greens, and fairways also next to dense brush and forest. With a 7300 yardage from the longest tees it can be challenging for the best golfers. However, make sure you book your tee time well in advance for this often fully-booked course. If you are looking for a more exclusive spot, Glen Abbey, probably the most famous and recognized course in Canada, is only a short 30 minute drive from WatervieW condos. Summer rates range from $120 to $235 with cart included and $68 for juniors for the summer season. As a semi-private club it offers play to the public and private memberships....

The 5 Grimsby Beaches: within walking or cycling distance of WatervieW

The 5 Grimsby Beaches: within walking or cycling distance of WatervieW

Waterview Condominiums provides an excellent opportunity for water lovers to truly enjoy one of the world’s premier lakes with not only an amazing view, but with 5 Grimsby Beaches, two within an hour’s walk and three more within 30 minutes cycling distance and all located within 10 kms of WatervieW. Let us help you decide in advance which of these will be your favourite summer places to visit. Fifty Point Beach This beach is actually part of the Fifty Point Conservation area an 80-hectare park, beach and marina located near Winona. With one of the largest boat docking facilities in the area with over 320 slips, a double public boat launch and many amenities it is a great place to spend a great day with friends, family and children. The conservation area even offers great camping facilities and amazing fishing opportunities off the dock. Its beach is said to be one of the warmest water beaches on Lake Ontario. Murray Street Park Beach As one of the Grimsby beaches that requires a walk of about 50 minutes it can be a great destination for a weekend family outing. A baseball diamond, playground equipment and plenty of open space for running around and outside play it is a great place to view Lake Ontario. It is also a local hangout for astronomers on clear nights. Nelles Park Beach Nelles Beach is another great public park beach with great amenities for a fun beach side visit to Lake Ontario. As it...

Top 10 Tips for WatervieW Condo Living

Top 10 Tips for WatervieW Condo Living

Waterview Condominiums come with some amazing features that will help you transition from your apartment, large home or urban condo with ease. Yet there are ways to maximize your enjoyment with condo living to take into consideration. The 10 top tips for Condo living at WatervieW are listed below. #1 – Condo Buying The first and most important of all in the tips regarding buying a condo is ensuring it is the right fit for your lifestyle and buying a condo to suit your needs. If it is your first home you will want to ensure that you purchase a Condo that you can ‘grow’ into. With the rise of urban condo family living you might want to consider a unit with an extra bedroom. If you are downsizing from a family home, also consider an extra bedroom, you will welcome the extra space. #2 – Value Upgrades The best time to take advantage of increasing the value of your condo is during the building process. You do not have to worry about renovations while you are living in the space and then you get the exact space you want when you move in. Having these upgrades as part of the building warranty is a great benefit. #3 – Kitchen Organization Learning to organize your space and limit the amount of items on counters in the kitchen can help keep the space feeling large without crowding your counter space for active work as well. Hanging organizers for pots or...

Waterview Condos offer a Ground Breaking Opportunity!

Waterview Condos offer a Ground Breaking Opportunity!

Waterview Condominiums will actually be breaking ground on construction at an official ceremony on 14th April. This historic event will include the Mayor of Grimsby, Mayor Bentley and a number of town councillors will be in attendance as well. Other important influencers from the region will also be on hand to witness the start of something exciting. Of course those that have showed interest in the Waterview Condos in Grimsby should welcome this with comfort that their homes will soon be ready! If you are still in the deciding phase of your purchase the website offers a great way to preview the units with full mock ups on every unit available on every floor. This short article will help guide you through our online unit viewer and tell you a bit more about the great features of this new Condominium on the shores of Lake Ontario. Remember every condo purchased comes with Houseit Interior Design Services for FREE! Virtual Tours On Waterview.ca you can take a virtual tour of a Penthouse suite, the Wave 2 bedroom suite and the Windows on the Water 1 bedroom suite as well as most of the common areas including the Lobby, Fitness center, proposed café and Italian eatery, party room, the Zen garden, and outdoor lounge. These virtual tours give a great idea how it will feel to be a part of the Waterview community. With a better understanding of the units and the building amenities you can make an informed choice from...

Waterview Condominiums by LJM Developments to Break Ground in Grimsby

Waterview Condominiums by LJM Developments to Break Ground in Grimsby

Ceremony for Developer LJM to be attended by Grimsby Mayor on Tuesday, April 14th April 7th, 2015: Grimsby, ON – Waterview Condominiums, a luxury housing and retail development project to be built by boutique builder LJM Developments on Grimsby’s historic Lakefront will be a beacon to urbanites to enjoy comfortable living, and picturesque lake views in a charming and natural setting. The project is an extension of LJM Development’s building vision to find areas in the Greater Toronto Area and Golden Horseshoe of Ontario that desire quality upscale living that will also support the community with outstanding architecture, green friendly building features, and amenities and a retail base to support its own community of owners. The quaint Town of Grimsby with just over 25,000 residents is also known as the Gateway to the Niagara Peninsula and the burgeoning wine culture that has thrived there. With a new GO Train Station to be developed in Grimsby by the end of 2015, it will provide commuters into Toronto a much needed transportation node from the surrounding region. Grimsby to Toronto by train will approximate an hour’s journey. Being a transport hub by boat, train or car via the QEW makes Grimsby a central location for residents who seek the charm of the countryside but the amenities of the city. With a new waterfront park trail in progress just steps from the new condominiums, Waterview Condominium residents will be just minutes to Grimsby’s newest natural walkways and public beaches. Amenities include a...

Visit our booth at Ontario’s premier Home Shows this Spring – Complementary pass for you and your family offered by Waterview Condominiums

Visit our booth at Ontario’s premier Home Shows this Spring – Complementary pass for you and your family offered by Waterview Condominiums

Waterview Condominiums will be proudly exhibiting at various home shows this Spring season. Visit us at our booth to find out more about the remaining inventory in our Phase 1 development. The development breaks ground on April 14th. The pass below is good for 2 adults and 2 children and will get you into all four of the following shows: Milton Lifestyle Home Show Oakville Lifestyle Home Show Mississauga Lifestyle Home Show Burlington Lifestyle Home Show Please access the pass through the following link: Complmentary Family Pass Hope to see you...

Responsible Pet Ownership at Waterview Condos

Responsible Pet Ownership at Waterview Condos

Waterview Condominiums will welcome your new cat or dog with pleasure, but has policies to ensure that your pet ownership is responsible so it does not affect the pleasure of other owners. Having a pet can be one of the most soul soothing relationships for some, while it can present itself as a nuisance to others. Learning to coexist in the same building requires understanding and responsibility from both pet owners and non-pet owners. The Rules As with most condominiums there are few hard and fast rules. The one most new owners will need to concern themselves with immediately is that new pets are limited to a 40 pound or 18 kilogram maximum for all pets at Waterview Condos. This rule is meant to bridge the gap from the amazing benefits of pet ownership and yet create an environment conducive to the enjoyment of the facilities by all condo owners. Other rules regarding pets are generally posted by the municipality. The Town of Grimsby requires dog licensing of all dogs within the town which differs based on whether the pet is sterile or not. There is also a dangerous dog regulation that states extra care must be taken by pet owners of pets that have bitten or attacked another person or animal without provocation. Another responsible owner rule is one that most are already aware of; stoop and scoop. All animal feces within the Town of Grimsby and Waterview Condo areas must be immediately removed by the owner and...

Become Active in Your new Home Ownership?

Become Active in Your new Home Ownership?

Waterview Condominiums will be your new home. Why not take an active role in its future by being an active participant in its upkeep and prolonged maintenance by being active as a member of a Condo Association. Most condo complexes in Canada have boards that represent members of the community of owners and help keep the property looking amazing long after the builder is finished. These condominium associations can ensure a healthy and vibrant community and well-kept premises. The Association The condominium association is the group that governs the policies of the condominium project, allocate expenses for upkeep and maintenance and collect monthly, quarterly or annual fees. Every owner that purchases a condominium is automatically a member of the association. Before you even sign a purchase agreement the seller of the unit must describe what is considered the CC&Rs of the association. These are the covenants, conditions and restrictions of the property. This often includes such staple rules and regulations such as garbage and recycling disposal, the policies regarding pets and even items that are or are not allowed on the owner’s balcony. The rules of these associations are governed by the Condominium Act, 1998. These associations are meant to protect the homeowners of the condominium as a whole against any one person or homeowner that would devalue the building by their actions. Some of the rules may enforce certain parking habits, issues considering visitors and loiterers or even using the condominium amenities. It is these rules enforced by...

LJM Developments to Exhibit at a Number of Local Home Shows

LJM Developments to Exhibit at a Number of Local Home Shows

Burlington, ON – March 5, 2014: LJM Developments from Burlington is a condo developer name that has become synonymous with quality built stylistic designs that are pushing the envelope for both livability and green friendly choices. LJM Developments invites home buyers to visit them at their many booths this coming home show season across the Greater Toronto Area and the Niagara Peninsula. With Condos like Waterview Condominiums on the lake front in Grimsby to the community luxury living of the Appleby Gardens or even 11 Superior in trendy Mimico in Toronto, there is sure to be a condo to fit your lifestyle. The Greater Hamilton Home and Garden Show held March 6 – 8, 2015 at the Players Paradise Sports Complex in Stoney Creek is a great start before dropping in to see Waterview condos site for yourself just next door in Grimsby. Come and see what lies in store for you in the Golden Horseshoe area with LJM Developments. The Niagara Lifestyle Home Show, held at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre, April 2 – 4, 2015 in St. Catharines is entering its 8th year and provides attendees with a great cross-section of exhibitors from Condo builders like LJM Developments to everything you will need to outfit your new home in style and comfort. When you are looking for a one-stop lifestyle show, the Oakville Lifestyle Home Show, held at the Glen Abbey Recreation Centre in Oakville is a perfect place to plan your perfect home. From condominiums...

Hosting a Stellar Party at Your Waterview Condo Amenities Area

Hosting a Stellar Party at Your Waterview Condo Amenities Area

Are you afraid you won’t be able to have the same social life in a Condominium that you did in a home or previous residence? Well Waterview Condominiums is here to tell you, that a party at Waterview is not only easy, but can be amazing as well. From the amazing lake views of Lake Ontario, to the surrounding waterfront trails, your guests will be dazzled by your Winter or Summer parties. Summer Fun Just because you live in a Condo complex does not mean you cannot throw fantastic parties. With the outdoor rooftop terrace that Waterview will have you can have an amazing gathering with flare. A rooftop that includes an outdoor hot tub, zen garden, barbeques, plenty of seating and even Wifi enabled ensures your guests will have the time of their lives. From a select group of friends to a major party, you can have both with the reserving of the party room that will be on site. With views of Lake Ontario and everything you would want for a party at your fingertips a Waterview Condo means you do not have to give up your social life, in fact it can get better. Whether you use the outdoor terrace, your spacious unit with balcony or the party room, your summer time party season was just kicked into overdrive. Remember to plan your party in advance notifying the security desk of guests arrival and suggest carpooling to provide a designated driver and to take up less...