A Message to Our Peterborough Community

A Message to our Peterborough Community

Atria is so proud to be a part of the resilient and compassionate community in Peterborough. We have seen you come together and support one another while staying apart. There is no doubt everyone has felt the effects from this global pandemic, but those in our marginalized communities are experiencing more need than ever before. Atria was humbled and fortunate enough to support one of the many organizations doing good work this holiday season, YES Shelter for Youth and Families in Peterborough, whose goal is to reduce and prevent homelessness by providing shelter, educational and transportation services to families in need. We’ve been incredibly inspired by their dedication to this mission. Thriving communities lift all its members up, because we are all stronger together. Since our inception, our work has been led with a community driven approach and that remains our priority today. We are so excited to continue to grow with you, Peterborough.

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BUILDING AMENITIES

Everything about this
grand icon has evolved.

From the moment you walk through the doors into its warm and inviting lobby, you’ll know this is truly a place like no other. Despite its historic flair, Y Lofts offers all the modern day amenities today’s resident demands. Get in shape in the well-appointed fitness centre. At Y Lofts, everything is possible.

Fitness centre
ROOFTOP CLUB

Y Lofts Rooftop Club and Common Areas

The Building Is Managed By Prism Property Management.

For close to four decades, Prism has been entrusted with the property management for some of the GTA’s most prestigious addresses. From live/work lofts in Leslieville to in-fill luxury in the Beaches, and rental bliss in Durham Region, each address a testament to the teamwork and collaboration that Prism has become known for time and time again.

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GREEN INITIATIVE

Conserving the past, protecting the future.

Y Lofts has taken great care to implement a number of green building initiatives. Starting with its recycling program, use of exclusive and state-of-the-art climate control technology, LED lighting, bike racks, and a collection of electric car chargers, Y Lofts is taking ecology to a whole new level.

EV CHARGING STATIONS

Tri-sorting disposal (recycling, waste and green bin) located within the garbage chute on each floor

Up to 8 electric vehicle charging stations

Conveniently located near public transit

Bike lockers available

Energy efficient building construction throughout

BIKE LOCKERS

Custom climate control heating/cooling system in common areas

Energy efficient windows and glazing

Energy Star rated appliances

Energy efficient plumbing fixtures

Energy efficient lighting fixtures with LED bulbs in suite and in common areas

HISTORY

The history of Peterborough’s YMCA.

Atria Development is proud to have the opportunity to bring residential lofts to this historically important building and make it again an active part of Peterborough’s downtown. The early Romanesque façade will be preserved, and where possible, the concrete structural elements of later additions will be reused so as not to waste resources. It is an honour for Atria to be able to maintain the YMCA’s landmark presence and its place in the city’s collective memory.

1895

Formally recognized as a heritage structure, Peterborough’s downtown YMCA was built in 1895 by local architect William Blackwell. Over the years, the building has expanded and changed to meet the needs of a growing number of patrons. Thanks to a donation from Charlotte Nicholls, the widow of prominent businessman Robert Nicholls, the Peterborough YMCA was able to begin construction.

1930

The first addition to the YMCA consisted of a handball court, a club room and three more dormitories. Also, included was a swimming pool to be used for diving events, swimming |competitions and lessons.

1969

The second expansion, designed by prominent Toronto architects Craig and Zeidler, included a youth centre and an additional Olympic-sized aquatic area.

1978

The final addition to the YMCA building was completed in 1978 and consisted of an Olympic gymnasium, new handball and squash courts were created, and some improvements made to existing facilities.

2007

Alas, the YMCA’s time at the corner of Murray and George Streets came to a close as everything was packed up and moved to a new location. Effectively closing a chapter in the life of this historical building.

2017

The year that signifies the rebirth of a true local icon. As condo-style rental suites breathe new life into the historic YMCA Building in downtown Peterborough.

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