One Urban brings modern living to the heart of Barrie

One Urban is an innovative real estate developer and builder based in Toronto, highly experienced in creating contemporary developments that feel at home in every neighbourhood. With a remarkable portfolio of commercial, retail and residential real estate under its belt, One Urban is a key player in changing the urban landscape in the Greater Toronto Area. “As a developer, we’re going to great lengths to raise the standard of modern living in the GTA by incorporating contemporary design, sustainable energy solutions, and the latest and greatest technologies to launch developments that stand the test of time,” says Nick Stillo, executive vice-president and COO of One Urban.

The company’s strategic approach to urbanization is being selective in the key communities it builds in. A prime example is 430 ESSA, a vibrant mid-rise, mixed-use development located in the heart of Barrie. With a total of 71 units, this building is the pinnacle of modern convenience because of its inherent design, features and location. The 430 ESSA community is minutes away from the Barrie GO Station and Highway 400 and includes superior amenities such as a co-working lobby space, fitness studio, retail shops at grade and a spacious terrace that connects to an indoor social room. The overwhelming demand of 430 ESSA inspired One Urban to release eight new one-bedroom floorplans with larger and well-thought-out living areas. For more information on available units for purchase, please contact sales@essacondos.ca via email.


One Urban is driven with the foresight to plan and respond directly to the needs of the market. With full understanding that not everyone is able to buy a home, One Urban is planning the development of two new upscale and trendy rental buildings in the GTA, with 325 units combined. “We see a great need in the rental market space as purpose-built developments only account for a small fraction of the development pipeline, and available rental housing is hard to find,” says Joe Villar, executive vice-president and CFO.

Bringing their expertise to a modern context, One Urban has raised the standard once again by creating greater accessibility to anyone looking for a home with rental buildings that stand out. For added value to residents, both buildings are conveniently located on transit lines and will feature diverse amenities including co-working spaces, fitness studios, social rooms and even rooftop terraces. “We’re trying to create a place where people don’t just live, we’re creating a community where people can work and play as well,” says Stillo.

One Urban is also focused on prioritizing sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint by incorporating geothermal technology in its future developments. Geothermal is a renewable energy resource that uses the earth’s natural energy to generate heat. This technology significantly regulates and reduces hydro and water consumption throughout buildings, resulting in more cost-effective utility expenses for tenants. By actively participating in the fight against climate change, One Urban is introducing a more sustainable way of living, while saving tenants money.

If you would like to learn more about One Urban, please visit oneurban.ca or essacondos.ca.

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