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More than a decade after the first Stonebrook Condominiums tower rose over the intersection of Southdown and Lakeshore roads, another phase of the Mississauga project is being completed by the developer’s next generation.
In 2012, with public sales and construction of S2 Stonebrook Private Residences already underway, John and David Welton, the octogenarian brothers who founded the development firm United Lands Corp., passed away within five months of each other. S2 was subsequently put on hold until John’s eldest son took the helm as managing partner of United Lands in 2018.
“For me, S2 is about finishing what my father and uncle started, and continuing their legacy and commitment to the community,” explains Dan Welton, adding that the pair developed 30-plus apartment buildings and more than 5,000 residential lots across Mississauga and Oakville.
Finishing the project also meant changing it markedly from what was planned in 2012. For one thing, an additional floor has been added below the three penthouse levels, adding 17 suites to the original 225. For another, a new rooftop amenity area will offer dedicated dining, lounging and grilling spaces ringed by a green roof. Together, these additions give S2 two more floors than its 18-storey predecessor, as well as a longer list of amenities: 24-hour concierge service; a fitness centre with an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, whirlpool and yoga room; two furnished guest suites; a secure bicycle storage area; a multipurpose space comprised of a lounge, library and billiard room with wraparound terrace; a pet grooming area; an outdoor sports court and children’s play area; charging stations for electric vehicles; and keyless entry for all suites and amenities.
One thing that didn’t change was the relative roominess of S2’s one- and two-bedroom units. “It’s kind of unusual to have this many 1,450-square-foot units in a 20-storey building,” Welton says, adding that some buyers are combining units to yield three-bedroom homes topping 2,000 square feet. “We’ve actually had over 30 people from S1 buy units in S2. A lot of them have smaller suites and couldn’t find anything bigger, and now that there are larger suites available in S2 they are snapping them up for themselves or their adult children.”
This migration also has much to do with positive experiences in S1, Welton adds. “One thing Dad and David always impressed upon me was that it’s a lot more efficient and a lot less costly to do it right the first time, instead of going back and fixing anything that’s wrong.”
Designed by the Toronto-based U31 studio, S2’s open-concept suites feature nine- or 10-foot smooth-finished ceilings, stainless-steel appliances, custom-designed bathroom vanities, wall sconces and medicine cabinets, soaker tubs and frameless glass showers. The architects at the DTAH and RH firms, meanwhile, have designed oversized balconies for each unit, some of which are six feet deep and can accommodate a patio set.
Now under construction to the east of an above-ground parking area and parkette bisecting the 4.5-acre Stonebrook site, S2 shares S1’s walking-distance proximity to the Clarkson GO Train station and the restaurants, shops and cafés lining Lakeshore Road as it passes through historic Clarkson Village. Tree-lined Sheridan Creek meanders past the site on its way to Lake Ontario, which can be admired through many suites’ floor-to-ceiling windows.
Suites starting at $499,900. For more information, visit s2condos.ca.
With 15 hard-surface tennis courts operating year-round — six are indoors, and nine are bubbled over in winter — the 150,000-square-foot Ontario Racquet Club is one of Canada’s largest private family sports clubs. Other ORC facilities include a junior Olympic pool and Aquatics Centre, and seven squash courts. 884 Southdown Rd., Mississauga
One of the newest additions to Clarkson’s dining scene, Agha Turkish Restaurant & Café pairs spicy ground veal and lamb kebabs with rice or bulgur, salad and grilled tomatoes and red peppers. 1971 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga
Rattray Marsh, the last remaining lakefront marsh of its kind between Toronto and Burlington, features a shale beach and pedestrian boardwalk overlooking its natural wetlands. The 33-hectare park is home to wildlife including herons, rabbits, beavers, deer and foxes. 660 Bexhill Rd., Mississauga
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