Building with an eye to the Future: Technological Trends in Today’s Condo Market
The latest condo communities in Toronto are being built with an eye to the future as forward thinking planners, architects and designers infuse living spaces with cutting edge technological services and tools. Leaders in the condo industry know that technology powerfully transforms and enriches lives. In a world where technological speed, delivery and dependability is needed for the well being of people and communities, today’s condo visionaries are rising to the challenge.
This current technological trend in condo developments is best evidenced in two of Toronto’s most notable condo developments; Daniels,’ Waterfront City of The Arts, and Menkes Waterfront Innovation Centre. These knowledge-based, live-work communities use robust Internet infrastructure to enable all manner of commercial, educational and community services. For instance, every condo unit will be connected to a gigabit Internet network from day one.
With today’s leading Toronto condo developers seeking to create technologically advanced buildings and condo units, Beanfield Metroconnect and Bell Canada are offering exciting new services to achieve this goal. Perhaps the most notable of these services is the new “fibre to suite.” This cutting edge technological advancement equips condo units with a single strand of glass fibre that brings all technology services into the home. This type of technological advancement in condo living, makes one’s technological needs streamlined in terms of speed, ease of use and dependability.
Another on trend technological offering that condo developers are now offering are wiring packages including built-in cabling for in-wall speakers, video and computer networking, and outlets in every room. In smaller spaces where individuals may be working from home or entertaining, these kinds of design-build technology offerings are critical to technological functionality and every day working and living.
For those who want condo suites that have the newest audio-visual technology, there are many choices created specifically for small-space environments. Two of the most in demand audio-visual components for condos this year include Ultra High Definition 4K televisions, and wireless streaming sound systems.
No discussion about technology and the home is complete without a mention of smart-home technology. These software systems that remotely monitor and control all the devices in your home, have now become the standard in most condo suites. This kind of technology allows for the condo owner to navigate and oversee every facet of their home environment from heat to security. Soon, we will see more functionality from such software systems creating more opportunity for ease of use and energy efficiency.
Technological advancements occur every day. When done right, they make our lives easier, more sociable, more affordable. Condo developers, planners, architects and designers in Toronto have taken note and that is why the leading condo developments in our world-class city are ripe with technological facets. If you are in the market for a new condo or you are currently seeking to meet all of your technological needs in your condo living space, it’s time to take a look at what’s out there and make the move towards technology.
Blog by By Lara Watson, M.A. Lara Watson is a journalist and real estate writer living in Toronto.