Design your best life. That’s the invite from @Properties and the visionaries behind Canvas Lofts. Located at 18 Hamilton Ave. N. in the heart of Hintonburg, this newly-built rental property is the first of its kind, offering suites packed with modern amenities ideal for today’s renter lifestyle. The property’s units—one and two-bedroom spaces with den, balcony, and terrace options—set a new standard in experiential living. Each suite comes with revolutionary features promoting the core values of the digitally savvy, health-conscious young professional.
@Properties is the real estate development arm of Toronto-based private equity firm, Conqora Capital Partners, that prides itself on making socially conscious investments. Explains co-founder Rupesh Amin, “We have a ‘good karma’ clause in everything we do. That means that in the type of opportunities we choose to look at, we make sure that the investment will make a positive impact on both the tenants and the community in which they live.
If the project does not meet that criteria, no matter what else it has going for it, it’s not one we’re going to pursue.” Adds co-founder Sekhar Angepat, “We want to give occupants harmony in their home environment so that they can feel free to go out and enjoy everything that their circumstance has to offer. That’s what dictates the quality of the build and the nature of the technology.”
Amin and Angepat have been responsible for the financing and development of more than 35 billion dollars’ worth of North American infrastructure over the past twenty years. Now, with @Properties and Ottawa’s Canvas they are determined to create a whole new model of investment opportunity to drive technology-enabled, and design and convenience-focused standards for rental properties.
The establishment of Canvas Lofts marks a number of residential firsts for the Ottawa area. Each unit reflects such modern values as environmental awareness, personal wellness, and communal interaction.
– An automated Klaus parking system, the first elevator-only condo parking system in Ottawa, enables residents to park directly in their spot, saving them the trouble of navigating through a garage.
– SmartONE’s “smart community” solutions, allowing tenants to control keyless entry, thermostat, security system, and the flood sensor of their units via their mobile phone or in-unit tablet.
– A Lululemon studio mirror: a one-one training stand or wall mount, providing an easy way for residents to stay active with live interaction with professional fitness instructors or the ability to co-design one’s own fitness routine with a personal instructor.
– Cleveland Clinic Canada’s virtual health care service that gives tenants 24/7 access to a clinician from the comfort of their own suite. Tenants also receive a state-of-the art medical exam kit to allow for a more precise remote diagnosis.
Residents can socialize with their neighbours on the building’s scenic rooftop or explore one of Ottawa’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, just a few steps away.
It was Angepat who helped cast @Properties’ eye on the Hintonburg-Westboro-Parkdale triangle “I’m a graduate of Carleton U, with an engineering degree and a background in entrepreneurship and infrastructure,” he explains. “I advocated for Ottawa. There are a lot of really cool, vibrant, and fun communities popping up there, and we wanted to add to its fabric.”
With its focus on technology, convenience, and design, Canvas Lofts is taking multi-residential living to new heights–offering renters a chance to truly design their best life with increased connectivity and efficiency.