Loonies buried in Canoe at Auburn Bay.

Avi Urban recently held a unique ground-breaking ceremony to mark the momentous occasion of breaking ground in Canoe at Auburn Bay.

Charron Ungar, President, Avi Urban, and excited staff and trades braved the cold to be part of this significant milestone.

“The production launch of another Avi Urban development is always one of my most favourite parts of the development process” says Ungar. “It signals a point where our vision for the community finally has a chance to become reality.  It is an exciting time for us, because now our teams get to work on building, but it is also a great time for our homebuyers, as they will soon see the rendered image from the marketing brochure come to life” he adds. “At the end of the day we want to ensure a great build for Canoe, and this is a major milestone along that path”.

It is customary in some cultures to bury money under the foundations of a new home to bring the new homeowners luck and prosperity. With this thought, and to bestow goodwill on the new homeowners, all Avi Urban staff and trades arrived with loonies that they initialed and added good luck messages for all of those who will call Canoe at Auburn Bay home. The collections of loonies will be buried under the foundations of the development.

Canoe at Auburn Bay features studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartment condos ranging from 620-1,300 square feet. Inside, homes offer bright modern elements like flat panel cabinetry, glass tile backsplashes, personalized built-in options, and 9′ ceilings. Outside Canoe, homeowners can connect with their neighbours in a lake country-inspired courtyard, complete with a custom fire pit. Hundreds of trees will surround connective walkways that take homeowners through the development to the future LRT station and convenient retail plaza next door.

Starting in the $200’s, there are still units available in Canoe and the second building is scheduled for release in early 2015. Information about future releases can be found by registering at www.aviurban.com/Canoe, or by calling (403)536-7282. The sales centre is located at 103 Auburn Meadows Drive SE and is open Monday-Thursday from 2pm-8pm, and weekends and holidays from 12pm-5pm.