One of Toronto’s great urban waterways, the Humber River is a lush ribbon that bisects the concrete jungle. Strolling along the river’s path, it’s easy to forget that the city is bustling just a few hundred metres away; instead, you’re immediately surrounded by nature. A family of ducks here, a cluster of wild flowers there, and a steady flow of runners and cyclists enjoying its trails leading to the lake.
This river oasis is a gem of the city. It also happens to be the setting of The Humber, an upcoming condo community that offers the opportunity to live next to unbridled nature while having easy access to the urban vitality of downtown Toronto – and a down payment boost that makes home ownership more accessible for everyone.
The Humber is nestled on the banks of the river just south of at Lawrence Ave. W and Weston Rd. in Weston Village, one of Toronto’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods. With parkland trails at its door and uninterrupted, Instagram-worthy southwest views on the river’s bend that will never be obstructed, this 232-unit, 22-storey condo is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.
Meanwhile, city life is never far away. Located a mere three-minute walk from the Weston UP Express stop, it’s only a quick 15-minute zip to Union Station or 12 minutes to Pearson. Whether you’re up for a night on the town or looking to take flight, it’s all within easy reach.
With The Humber, which is developed by Options for Homes and built by Deltera (part of the Tridel Group of Companies), you can be assured of high-quality condos at more affordable prices. It’s something that Options has been doing for 25 years (including the first three buildings in The Distillery District and a development in The Junction). Prices are kept as low as possible by forgoing costly amenities like pools, while investing in beautiful common spaces and environmental features such as solar panels. This helps keep maintenance fees low and stable, which are a city-low of $0.49 per square foot. Options also brings homeownership within reach with its down payment boost of up to 24 per cent for families making their first purchase, and requiring only 5 per cent total down payment.
“We’re able to help families who can afford the carrying costs of home ownership by giving them an extra down payment boost,” says Options for Homes director of sales and marketing Mary Pattison. “That’s often all someone needs to become a homeowner.”
Because Options only sells to homeowners and not to investors, life at The Humber is ideally suited for families and those who value community.
“We’re very focused on doing all we can to make sure that we build homes for people to live in,” says Pattison. “We strive to create communities that people can be proud of.”
With a large percentage of two- and three-bedroom suites, The Humber is designed to suit the needs of families of all sizes. It’s also pet-friendly, as homeowners are able to own up to two pets, and its Smoke Less policy – which permits only vaping of tobacco or cannabis in the building, including private homes – mitigates the negative impacts of smoking for all of The Humber’s residents.
The Humber is also set amid a neighbourhood brimming with urban renewal. Weston already boasts renowned community events and amenities such as the Weston Farmers’ Market (the city’s oldest), its own Santa Claus parade, Weston Lions Park and arena. But now it’s getting a cultural boost with the Artscape Weston Commons, which is home to artist housing, Urban Arts and Shakespeare in Action.
Quality, community and unparalleled natural beauty are hallmarks of The Humber. With excellent transit options, a rejuvenating neighbourhood, and down payment support that makes home ownership possible, The Humber is a perfect place to call home.