Townhomes FAQs

About the Project

Q: When will construction commence on Hudson Condominiums, and when will the project be ready for occupancy?

A: Construction is ongoing with many new homeowners already moved in. Quick possessions are available.

Q: Who is the developer and designer of Hudson Condominiums?

A: StreetSide Developments, Winnipeg's largest and longest-standing condominium developer, is the driving force behind this development. StreetSide is also a Qualico company (Western Canada's largest real estate developer), which has a legacy of over 60 years of delivering quality residences to Canadians.

Sales & Pricing

Q: How can I reserve a new condominium townhome at Hudson Condominiums and when will I have to make payments with respect to my purchase?

A: If you are not yet ready to write a formal Offer to Purchase, you can place a temporary, short-term reservation on the condominium townhome of your choice (subject to availability), by meeting with our sales representatives and completing a Reservation Form together with a refundable deposit of $2,000. This deposit may then be directly applied to the Offer to Purchase, along with the remainder of the required deposit. The balance of your purchase price will be due just prior to occupancy. Please note that during our launch, appointments to make reserves will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis as per our priority registration list and those registrants will be contacted by our sales team.

Q: What are the advantages of selecting my townhome early, and are Hudson Condominiums purchase prices going to increase after construction is complete?

A: There are many advantages to selecting your condominium home early. For example, you may want to obtain a particular exposure and location within the development itself. It is also easier to customize and select materials and products when you are involved with the project at an early stage. Perhaps most importantly, you will be purchasing your Hudson Condominium home at the lowest possible price. Hudson Condos’ pricing will increase early in the construction period and continue to do so as various phases are completed.

Q: Is the GST included in the purchase price?

A: Yes. The net GST is included in the stated Purchase Price. The Purchase Price includes 5% GST net of the GST New Housing Rebate allowable. The Purchaser assigns the GST New Housing Rebate to the Vendor at time of closing. To be eligible for the GST Rebate, the Purchaser, or a member of the Purchaser's immediate family, will on closing occupy the unit as his/her primary place of residence.

Q: What are my real estate taxes likely to cost at Hudson Condominiums?

A: Property taxes are to be set by the City of Winnipeg which does not confirm amounts until a later time. These taxes will be dependent on the size and purchase price of the unit.

Q: When will your display suite be ready?

A: The display suite will be ready in September 2016.

Q: Who is selling this project, and how can I contact them?

A: Anita Sharma Turner of RE/MAX Associates is selling the project. For inquiries, please email her at hudson@qualico.com or call 204-997-5337.

Condominium Living

Q: What are the advantages of a Townhome Condominium and how does condominium ownership work?

A: A condominium is a legal form of shared ownership, where the owner holds title to the individual townhome and a shared interest in the building and grounds’ common elements. A condominium allows for the financial benefits of ownership while leaving the chores of property upkeep and maintenance to our professional property managers. Residents will purchase their condominium homes outright, and pay a monthly "condo fee" to fund all shared common area expenses.

Q: What are the Common Element Fees at Hudson Condominiums and what is included in the common element charge?

A: Common element fees will be in the range of $150 - $175 per month and will include snow clearing, yard maintenance, groundskeeping & landscaping, common area lighting, building insurance (owners require separate insurance for condominium contents and betterments), service contracts and professional management. Owners are responsible for gas, hydro, water, telephone, Internet, cable TV, contents insurance and realty taxes.

 Q: As a unit owner will I have any part to play in the ongoing operation and management of Hudson Condominiums?

A: The project will be professionally managed by a property manager engaged by the Developers and later by the Condominium Corporation Board of Directors. As a unit owner in the development, you have voting rights in your condominium corporation. An annual general meeting of all unit holders will be conducted to review the business of the corporation. You may participate in the management of the corporation to a greater extent if you wish to stand for election to the Condominium Corporation's Board of Directors.

Q: Can I purchase a townhome at Hudson Condominiums and rent it until I am ready to occupy myself?

A: You may rent your townhome provided all rules and regulations of the Corporation contained in the condominium documents are complied with.

Q: How many floors and units will each building have?

A: Hudson Condominiums consists of 1 ten-plex, 1 nine-plex, 2 eight-plex and 1 five-plex two-storey townhome buildings with unfinished basements. The four-storey apartment-style condominiums will be done in two phases, for a total of 96 units.

Q: What type of insurance will I require for my new condominium home at Hudson Condominiums?

A: The Condominium Corporation will provide insurance for the overall building. Owners will require separate condominium-unit owners’ insurance on their contents and on any options or upgrades. The Condominium Declaration provides further information.

Parking

Q: Is parking available? How many parking stalls are included with my purchase at Hudson Condominiums and are extra stalls available?

A: All units include, at minimum, one single outdoor electrified parking stall. Also, some "Exclusive Use" outdoor parking spaces are available. These extra spots are dependent on availability and costs will be provided by our sales agent.

Q: Is there designated visitor parking at Hudson Condominiums?

A: There are 14 parking stalls designated for visitors and handicap.  These visitors parking stalls are shared by the townhomes and apartment-style condominiums.

Living at Hudson

Q: What rules and regulations should I know about with respect to Hudson Condominiums?

A: The rules and regulations will be described in detail in the condominium declaration and by-laws. These documents, typical to all condominium projects, describe in detail the rules regulating the use of the units, common elements, improvements, etc.

Q: How will I dispose of my garbage and recycling at Hudson Condominiums?

A: When construction is complete, there will be 2 enclosures for garbage and recycling bins. In the interim, StreetSide will provide 1 garbage bin and 1 recycling bin on the site.

Q: Where is mail collected?

A: There will be a central location for mail delivery.

Q: Are pets allowed at Hudson Condominiums?

A: The project by-laws and declaration will describe the rules in detail, however a maximum of two pets will be permitted.  All pets must be registered with the board. 

General Information

Q: What type of construction is used for Hudson Condominiums?

A: The foundation is concrete piles supporting steel reinforced concrete walls grade beams. Basement floors are concrete slab on grade. Main living areas are wood-framed and engineered trusses comprise the roof. Each townhome is separated by a double wall system, made of two layers of insulation and multiple layers of fire-resistant drywall which creates a superior fire- and sound-rated separation between units.

Q: What is the heating system used for the townhomes?

A: Each Hudson condo unit will be heated by a high-efficiency gas furnace with an individually-controlled electronic thermostat and Heat Recovery Ventilator. This system provides superior level of air quality as well as offers comfort and convenience to the homeowner.

Q: What security measures will be incorporated at Hudson Condominiums?

A: Each townhome has an illuminated private entrance and front and main floor entry doors are supplied with deadbolt locks. All units are pre-wired for a security system – owners are responsible for the purchase and installation of an individual security system of their choosing.

Q: What is the common wall construction between condominium townhome units?

A: Common walls between condominiums are constructed using a double-wall technique, where two rows of studs of a conventionally-framed wall are separated by an air space. These walls are filled with sound insulation 'batts' and are finished with a double layer of drywall on both sides. This is a proven wall system with an above-average performance rating in regard to fire protection and reduction of sound transmission.

Q: What materials and features will the exterior of the building have?

A: The homes will feature large windows on the front and rear, and include a variation of dark and light vinyl siding, dark metal clad fascia, soffit and downspouts. Front elevations feature composite trim, some masonry details and wood landing with frosted glass and/or picket railing.

Q: I am concerned about the chance of a fire at the building. How has this been addressed?

A: Although the event of fire is rare, this danger has been extensively considered at Hudson Condominiums. To stop the rapid spread of fire, dividing walls between the living areas of the townhomes have a Fire-Resistance Rating of 1 hour. This type of protective wall also extends into the attic space above, protecting the roof area of the building and defending against the spread of fire from an adjoining unit. Each floor of the condo unit is also equipped with a hard-wired smoke detector and private entrances to the outside also allow direct access to and from the unit in the case of an emergency.

Q: Is air conditioning standard at Hudson Condominiums?

A: Central air conditioning is available as an optional upgrade.

Q: Will there be an opportunity to build a deck and/or put up a fence at Hudson Condominiums?

A: Privacy fencing of the rear yard is available on building 200, 400 & 500 as an optional upgrade at the time of purchase, or an owner may choose to install fencing at a later time. Deck options are also available; please speak with sales agent for details. The design and installation of fencing and decks by individual owners is subject to architectural controls in the by-laws and board approval.

Q: What will the roadway construction be?

A: The roadway and parking areas within the Hudson Condominiums development will be asphalt. 

Q: What type of roof will the buildings have?

A: Hudson Condominiums have an engineered wood truss roof, OSB decking and high quality laminate shingles.

Q: What kind of windows will be installed?

A: All windows at Hudson Condominiums, including glass used in doors, are triple-pane, low-e, argon windows for maximum energy efficiency.

Q: Can I customize my new townhome at Hudson Condominiums? What options are available if so, and how can I find out what upgrades might fit my budget?

A: If you select your new home early in construction commencement, you may customize certain aspects of the design and planning. The location of kitchens, bathrooms and main walls, etc. cannot be modified, but early purchasers can select from our menu of optional interior finishings to create their own personal look and lifestyle. Optional upgrades include: custom flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, a wide spectrum of interior paint colours and appliances. Once you purchase your new condominium, you will then have the opportunity to visit our new state-of-the-art, 3,500-square-foot Design Centre to meet with our design consultant and make your interior upgrade selections.

Q: Can I choose the paint colours for my unit?

A: The standard paint colour for the interior of Hudson Condominiums is 'antique white.' If unit selection is made early in the construction phase you will have the opportunity to meet with our interior designer to discuss a wide choice of interior finishes.

Q: Can I select the type of flooring I want?

A: Many flooring upgrades are available including laminates and ceramics.

Q: Can I choose the type of kitchen cabinets for my unit?

A: Flat panel Contempra cabinets are available in a variety of colours at Hudson Condominiums. Owners may choose from a range of optional or upgrade cabinet styles. Please speak to our sales team about scheduling a visit to our Design Centre, where an extensive range of cabinets, counters, tile and flooring are displayed.

Q: What appliances are available at Hudson Condominiums?

A: A kitchen appliance package, which includes full-size fridge, self-cleaning range, built-in dishwasher and over the range (OTR) microwave will be offered as an optional upgrade. A clothes washer and dryer set is also available as an upgrade.