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Concert introduces CommunityWorks to Whitgift Gardens

Concert has long been recognized as an award-winning developer of new, purpose-built rental developments in British Columbia and Ontario. Recently the company made their first acquisition of a pre-existing rental community,  Whitgift Gardens . Located on an 8.26 acre site in west Coquitlam, Whitgift Gardens contains 311 rental homes within 12 apartment buildings constructed in 1968. The community is located just five minutes north of Lougheed Town Centre, 15 minutes by car to Simon Fraser University and a few blocks from the future Evergreen Line’s Burquitlam Skytrain Station.

Upon acquisition it was clear the community could use some exterior sprucing up, so a Concert CommunityWorks crew was assembled to take on the task. Nearly 100 employees from Concert’s Vancouver office and property sites banded together for a full day of hard work. The crew arrived bright and early on the morning of August 16 donning CommunityWorks shirts and work gloves. They were raring to go and broke into teams that tackled tasks such as landscaping and mulching, pressure washing, painting and even walkway paving.

As with other recent CommunityWorks events, an impressive amount was accomplished at the end of the day thanks to the power of teamwork.

88 Scott is now more than 50% sold

Concert is celebrating brisk sales at the 88 Scott condominium project in downtown Toronto this summer.

“Every now and then, a building captures the attention of savvy buyers, regardless of the market conditions or the time of year,” says Catherine Diraison, General Manager, Project Sales. “While summer is traditionally a slower time for condominium sales, 88 Scott has set its own pace. We’re now more than 50% sold!”

Located in the heart of the Financial District at Scott and Wellington, this contemporary tower rises 58 storeys and contains 479 homes. 88 Scott features contemporary Canadian Modern style interiors, a wide selection of floor plans and a variety of luxuriously appointed amenity spaces. Most homes are priced from the mid $300,000s to mid $800,000s.

For more information about 88 Scott please visit the Sales Centre at 100 Yonge Street, call 416.216.8588 or visit www.88Scott.com.

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village sells out

Just over a year ago, Concert’s Tapestry at Wesbook Village retirement community celebrated its grand opening. Today Concert is celebrating the sell-out of all 46 condominium homes within this truly unique seniors community that is part of the master-planned Wesbrook Village neighbourhood at the University of British Columbia.

In Concert’s Tapestry model for seniors living, the goal is to enhance residents’ lifestyle by offering choice, top-notch service and most importantly, fun. Seniors live as independently as they choose in their own fully-equipped apartment home with an exhaustive list of amenities as well as a community of people right outside their door. This week alone residents at Tapestry at Wesbrook Village had the opportunity to participate in nearly 40 activities that included university-affiliated continuing studies, multiple types of seniors-specific fitness classes, brain games, a life writing information session, walking group, bocce, golf simulator practice and numerous shopping excursions.

While the condominium homes may be sold out, there are still rental homes available. To learn more about Tapestry Retirement Communities, click here .

Rolling out a toilet replacement program in Vancouver

Concert is proud to be participating in a new sustainability-oriented pilot program that will entail the replacement of up to 1,500 toilets with high-efficiency models.

The program will begin with the replacement of 500 toilets in Concert’s portfolio of rental housing in Vancouver. Because these multifamily rental buildings are metered for water consumption, results will be easily monitored and assessed over a six month period. Assuming the results are as anticipated, Concert will proceed with replacing the balance of toilets within the Vancouver properties, a further 1,000 toilets.

The existing toilets typically use at least 13 litres per flush and are to be replaced by models that use no more than 4.8 litres per flush. As a result, it is expected that the investment will pay for itself in just 4.1 years!

Keeping sustainability top of mind, the toilets removed will not go in the landfill, but rather get crushed and then re-used as base during road construction.

   Founded in 1989, Concert specializes in developing rental apartments, condominium homes and retirement communities, acquiring and developing commercial, industrial and infrastructure properties and in property management. With operations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and the backing of more than 200,000 Canadians represented by the union and management pension plans who own Concert, our commitment is to build strong, sustainable communities across Canada.

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