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5 Things Every Urban Neighbourhood Needs to Feel Like ‘Home’

For many city dwellers, finding the perfect place means you might need to take your housing search skyward.

But there’s no need to be afraid of heights – condos can sometimes get a bad rap, but many developers carefully consider the dynamics and location of an urban neighbourhood when trying to find the perfect new home for their projects.

So what does it take for a downtown neighbourhood to feel like home? Here are five essentials…


Whether it’s having all your daily errands within walking distance or being able to easily access all of a city’s hot spots by transit, being connected is essential. There’s no room for isolation in a place to call home.

Creative space
When you’re out there on the grind every day, you want to come back to a place where you can release some creative energy – even better is having a spot exclusively dedicated to this pursuit.

Life in the concrete jungle can be exhausting – almost as exhausting as sitting in traffic for eight hours every weekend on your way to and from cottage country. What if you had a green space to call home just outside your doorstep? Jackpot.

Let’s face it: home is a place for fun. Whether it’s a dip in the pool, making use of the steam rooms or fitness studio or a place to garden, you want your residence to be equipped with everything necessary to indulge in life’s pleasures.


A place to call your own
Sure, renting is alright. But it isn’t until a piece of property is actually yours that you experience the true joy of being a homeowner. Take the next step in adulting and claim that dream space.

Ok, so why are we telling you all this? Easy: your chance to have a place to truly call home in downtown Toronto is here.

Enter: ‘home’ – literally.

This most recent project of Great Gulf and hullmark in the heart of Corktown just east of Toronto’s downtown core combines all of the elements outlined above in one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in the city; a true cultural hub. You’ll also be within walking distance of the King and Queen streetcar lines, Distillery District, and St. Lawrence Market – the best in the world.


An artist work space, community garden, lobby that acts as a truly useable space, a pool, and even an outdoor fireplace, in addition to the usual amenities you’d expect of modern condo living, are just some of the incredible perks on offer.

We’re not going to give everything away, though – click here to check out the development for yourself and get exclusive access to this unparalleled residential project.

Oh, and please invite us to your home-warming party.

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