UTR Podcast Ep. 6 | Exploring Hidden Gems: Weston, Family-Sized Condos, and Smart Lights

In this post, we embark on an exciting journey, exploring three compelling topics: the under-the-radar neighborhood of Weston in Toronto, the concept of family-sized condos, and the many benefits of incorporating smart lights into homes. Join us as we unravel the charm of Weston, the potential of family-sized condos, and the convenience of smart lighting.

Part 1: Unveiling the Hidden Gem - Weston
In the first part of the podcast, our host Josh Jean-Baptiste takes us on a fascinating tour of the hidden gem that is Weston, a neighbourhood with a rich history and unique appeal. He sheds light on three key factors that contribute to Weston's desirability.

Historical Significance: Weston was once an independent village, and its heritage is beautifully preserved through narrow streets and Victorian-era homes nestled on spacious lots. This small-town charm gives Weston a distinct allure that captivates residents and visitors alike.

Convenient Location: Weston's prime location offers easy access to major highways such as the 401 and 400, making it a commuter's dream. Moreover, excellent mass transit options, including the UP Express and the upcoming Metrolinx LRT station, provide seamless connectivity to the rest of the city.

Diverse and Authentic Atmosphere: Weston's charm is further enhanced by its diverse community, blending old Victorian homes with modern condos. This delightful mix creates a melting pot of cultures, contributing to the neighbourhood’s authentic and welcoming vibe.

Josh also reveals that Weston is undergoing significant development and redevelopment, with over 11,000 new units planned. Despite these advancements, Weston retains its unique identity and remains a value-driven option for potential homebuyers. Weston presents itself as a smart investment opportunity with lower average prices for detached, semi-detached houses, and condo-townhouses. If you're curious to explore more about Weston, our knowledgeable team is just a call away!

Part 2: The Rise of Family-Sized Condos

In this segment, Josh delves into the concept of family-sized condos, a topic that sparks curiosity and controversy in society. The discussion revolves around the societal pressure on young families to buy large houses in the suburbs, which might not always be feasible, especially in trendy urban areas with soaring housing costs.

Despite the drawbacks of living in a condo with a family, such as smaller living spaces and potential privacy and noise concerns, family-sized condos offer significant cost savings and lower maintenance burdens. The convenience of amenities and services at one's doorstep allows families to lead a better lifestyle with more leisure time. The safety and sense of community that condos often provide are also highlighted.

Part 3: The Brilliance of Smart Lights

In this captivating part of the podcast, the focus shifts to the benefits of integrating smart lights into homes. Convenience takes the spotlight, as users can control the lights remotely through a smartphone app, adding a touch of modernity to daily life.

Enhanced safety is another significant advantage, with users setting up schedules or random patterns to create the illusion of someone being home, deterring potential burglars.

Energy efficiency and cost savings follow suit, as smart lights enable users to manage lighting efficiently, minimizing unnecessary energy consumption. The flexibility of changing the colour and tone of the light allows users to set different ambiences for various scenarios, enhancing the overall living experience.

As we conclude this blog post, we extend a warm invitation to watch the full podcast hosted by Josh Jean-Baptiste on our YouTube channel. Through these discussions, he provides valuable insights and inspiration.

Should you have any real estate inquiries or seek expert guidance, don't hesitate to reach out to Garrison Collective. Josh Jean-Baptiste and the entire team are committed to being your trusted resource throughout your real estate journey. 

Stay tuned for more thought-provoking content and exciting updates in the future!