Port Dalhousie Prepares To Write Yet Another ChapterIn Its Colourful History With Port Place, A LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE DEVELOPMENTIN THE HEART OF WINE COUNTRY.
29hey've been coming for almost two hundred years. Farmers who worked the land, boatmen who sailed Lake Ontario and labourers who built The Welland Canal, the massive construction project which stimulated commerce and industry on both sides of the Great Lakes.Now, the steamships once anchored at Port Dalhousie have been replaced by a marina filled with yachts and pleasure boats. The farms are now vineyards producing award-winning wines and attracting thousands of tourists annually. The evolution of Port Dalhousie will be com-plete with Port Place, a visionary development steeped in tradition and elegance.Nestled at the water's edge overlooking the marina, Port Place will embrace a luxurious condominium and a sophisticated boutique hotel. They will provide the perfect counterpoint to the town's refurbished historic buildings that are now home to interesting galleries, one of-a-kind boutiques and quaint restaurants.The sleek condominium tower perched adjacent to the marina is the vision of Harvard trained, world renowned, architect Michael Kirkland, whose work dots the globe from Toronto to The Middle East. From this luxurious vantage point, residents will enjoy commanding views of the lake, the lighthouses and the magnificent sunsets Port Dalhousie is famous for. In fact, on a clear day you can even see the Toronto skyline. The building boasts a variety of suite layouts, unrivalled lifestyle amenities, as well as a 5th floor rooftop terrace for entertaining friends and appreciating the abundant natural beauty of this wa-terside enclave. Internationally acclaimed designer Alex Chapman has created a look, a feeling and a palette of colours and textures for Port Place and its elegant residences. Floor to ceiling windows bring nature into every suite, while rich woods, polished stone and endless design details are applied with Mr. Chapman's elegant urban sensibility. Just outside the front door, Festival Square energizes the waterfront with fashionable boutiques, destination restaurants, glittering patios and eclectic nightlife. It is unlikely that the residents of Port Place will ever run out of diversions. They'll have immediate access to the Harbour Walkway, where they can walk, cycle or jog to the glorious sandy beach at Lakeside Park. Just beyond there's one of North America's oldest working carou-sels and Martindale Pond, home of The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta established in 1880 and the site of the rowing events in the up coming Pan Am Games. And, for a quick getaway, the US border and The Bualo Airport are close by. Just a few minutes outside of Port Dalhousie you'll find yourself in wine country, where the unique elements of temperature, lake breezes, rich soil and the height of the Niagara Escarpment have transformed this into one of Canada's most bountiful wine growing regions. Close by, there's St. Catharines and the storybook town of Niagara-on-the-Lake with its internationally renown Shaw Festival and historic Fort George.Living in Port Dalhousie connects you with the rich heri-tage of the Niagara region, and the spectacular vistas of the Lake Ontario shoreline. Between the water and the wine Port Place blends elements of Napa Valley and Cape Cod to create Ontario's most luxurious and unique lake-side retreat. The Port Place waterfront sales oce opens this Spring with new floor plans and exciting new model suites designed by Alex Chapman. Suites range from 650 to 3,000 square feet.Register now for the Grand Opening to ensure the best selection. portplacecondos.com 905.937.5811TACTUAL NORTH EAST VIEW