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February 02, 2021
In recent times, many of us have come to appreciate – more than ever – the joys of a comfortable home that offers a welcoming sense of safety and community. Residents of Center Park, a new Brigil development located in the Forbes neighbourhood, just east of downtown Ottawa, are delighted to find that their luxurious rental condominiums deliver all that and more.
One of the most stylish and sophisticated communities in the area, Center Park – named for the street upon which the development has recently been built – offers unparalleled convenience and a highly advantageous location for a wide range of residents. Just steps from the Montfort Hospital, Center Park is ideal for medical staff, patients and their families alike. It is also close to other key local workplaces such as NRC, CSIS, CMHC, CSE, DND, Collège La Cité and the University of Ottawa, which is less than 5 kilometres away.
Residents enjoy easy access to many nearby amenities, including grocery stores, medical offices, pharmacies, banks and numerous restaurants plus the St. Laurent Shopping Centre and the Ottawa Train Yards. Errands can be run on foot or by bike while transit is less than 200 metres away. The community is also situated near an array of appealing green spaces, making it effortless to incorporate year-round outdoor activity into daily life. Whether you like to stroll through Forbes Park across the street, visit the nearby Hemlock and London Terrace Parks or prefer longer outings to walk, run or bike along the Aviation and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkways, when you choose Center Park, you choose to live in a dynamic neighbourhood, close to everything.
“Lifestyle-focused principles were at the forefront when designing Center Park,” notes Gilles Desjardins, founder and president of Brigil. “Realizing how much the area has to offer, we wanted to ensure it is readily apparent to all residents that their new homes have been designed with the occupants in mind.”
To that end, the well-appointed community boasts more than 5,500 square feet of common space which includes an onsite gym, making it easy to fit in regular workouts, and a lavish lobby that encourages lingering thanks to panoramic windows and a cozy fireplace. The bistro-style lounge, which includes a kitchenette, will be perfect for larger gatherings once such events are permissible, and the exterior rooftop terrace with pergola provides a delightful and comfortable setting to enjoy the sun’s rays, sip on afternoon tea or dine under the stars. The building has been thoughtfully configured to ensure each condominium is a safe and tranquil haven while common spaces are intended to encourage socialization and friendships between tenants as desired.
In fact, one of the many perks of living in a rental community is the ability to enjoy getting to know fellow residents. At Center Park, this happens in both English and French, thanks to the being in the heart of a renowned bilingual neighbourhood. Social time is enhanced thanks to being liberated from maintenance and repair chores and the added free time also makes it easy to go on away on whim, whether for the day or on a longer trip.
Center Park has 144 units over 4 floors, with elevators and secure indoor parking. Each condominium is equipped with top-of-the-line fixtures, faucets, doors and mouldings. Other high-end finishes include 9 ft. high ceilings, quartz countertops, ceramic backsplashes and glass showers. All suites come with a complete appliance package including stainless steel refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave, plus laundry machines. Custom blinds dress each window and every resident enjoys free cable and high speed internet. As a bonus, fully furnished units are also available.
“For 35 years, Brigil has been committed to its mission of offering clients new approaches to living environments, tailored to their ever-changing needs. We are enormously proud that over twelve thousand people in the National Capital Region call our properties home,” says Mr. Desjardins. “We will continue to solicit input and feedback to allow us to innovate and improve the way people live together.”
“Brigil has always been focused on protecting and enhancing the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of the communities in which we are involved, he adds. “In the case of Center Park, the entire area is now undergoing a marvelous renaissance, making it increasingly appealing to tenants who wish to enjoy a safe, carefree lifestyle in a modern, elegant building situated in a vibrant area.”
Safety is top of mind at Center Park, with a friendly community manager on the premises sharing in daily life and liaising with Brigil on behalf of residents as needed. Having a human presence to address any issues that arise is both reassuring and efficient, ensuring operations run smoothly every day. Center Park is also equipped with several surveillance cameras which operate 24/7, offering additional peace of mind. Common areas are cleaned and sanitized regularly, and each condo has its own independent ventilation system to ensure impeccable air quality, with no risk of air or virus exchange between units.
Despite the pandemic, Brigil continues to help prospective residents discover its new Center Park community, for either virtual or in-person visits (with the utmost safety protocols in place). Condominiums are available for rent starting at $1,325 per month and are located at 638 Center Street, just 6.5 kilometres from Parliament Hill.