88 James Featured in Condo Life Magazine


Elite Developments is proud to launch 88 James, a landmark condominium in the heart of downtown St. Catharines. This 30-storey condominium will be the tallest tower to grace the city. 88 James is a striking new residence that will offer affordable condo life in an exciting urban environment with boating, boutiques, culture, cafes, entertainment events and more.

Developed by Elite Developments and designed by SRM Architects Inc., the 276-unit residence features suites inspired by feng shui, expansive balconies and unmatched amenities. With an aesthetic of elegance and sophistication, 88 James offers custom interior and airy exterior designs in an unparalleled location. The suite ranges in size from 559 to 1,067 sq. ft. Available floorplans include a collection of spacious one- and two-bedroom units with open-concept layouts, functional living spaces, impressive finishes and a stunning standard colour palette designed by Accent Designs.

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, immerse yourself in the cultural complex and discover  all that St. Catharines’ has to offer, just moments outside your doorstep. Downtown St. Catharines annual events attract visitors from all over the country, including the Niagara Wine Festival, Niagara Folk Arts Festival, Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and the Celebrations of Nations.

88 James’ convenient neighbour is the St. Catharines Farmers Market, where residents can enjoy farm fresh while living in the downtown core. The St. Catharines Farmers Market has been a crowd pleaser for decades. Find everything that the Niagara Region grows, bakes, and makes less than a minute away from home.

Since 1860, the St. Catharines Farmers Market has been a vibrant scene that offers fresh quality goods and handmade items from the local area, including vendors who grow and produce fruits, veggies, meats and baked goods. A farm-to-table experience is attained while living in the city and while supporting locals.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, empty nester, university student, couple or small family, you will benefit from the community’s vibrant atmosphere and countless local amenities and attractions.

Introducing 88 James’ game room. Unlock a new level of gaming in 88 James’ virtual reality game room. Featuring an immersive VR experience with unlimited wall-to-wall fun. Connect with others while engaging all your senses. 88 James’ game room will transport residents out of this world and into another.

The eighth floor within the western wing hosts the state-of-the-art health and wellness wing. 88 James’ fitness facility explores all aspects of fitness, with unique designed rooms for all types of activity training. Elevated aesthetic includes natural wood ceiling panels to create a clean allure and warmth while maintaining high-level sound performance. The eastern wall of the wellness wing holds floor-to-ceiling mirrors for residents to observe their form, alignment and posture when exercising. The fitness area includes a breathtaking and airy yoga room, strength and conditioning free weight gym, and cardio room.
88 James is pleased to partner with Rogers to bring you a smarter and more secure living experience. 88 James 1Valet apps allows users to stay connected through your mobile device and gives you the freedom to do more. Enhance your living experience through the 88 James 1Valet apps.

Check out some of the cool features:

• Digital keys: Use your phone to unlock your suite and building doors
• Smart video calling: See who’s at your door – before letting them in
• Facial recognition entry: Enter the building with only a smile
• Package delivery notification: Never miss another delivery
• Amenity booking: Schedule and book your condo amenities from anywhere, anytime
• Guest SMS key access: Remotely provide guest access to your building and suite
• Smart camera: Keep you safe and secure with 24/7 surveillance
• Smart door locks
• Smart automated lighting
• Smart thermostat
• Smart indoor air quality monitoring
• Smart utilities

88 James’ connectivity lounge conveniently caters to residents who work or study from home. The connectivity lounge is a dedicated interruption free workspace, including private block pods for pure silence. With captivating views of the city, this connectivity space allows you to get the job done with a picture-perfect backdrop to inspire your creativity.

The pandemic-era work from home movement did more than spark interest in home office and homework nooks, it also developed an increase in demand for kid-friendly amenities. 88 James offers a safe and designated kids lounge. Children will have no absence of amusement, with play stations to be used all year-round. A safe haven for kids to explore while outside their home. This thoughtful amenity space helps keep young ones engaged while parents log eight hours’ worth of work-from-home, and additional hours of managing the household.

88 James’ podium top outdoor lounge offers stunning views of the downtown core while giving users the “backyard” experience within a condominium. Surrounded by potted plants, greenery and trees, find solitude from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy comfort in this retreat-like amenity. The SunDeck at 88 James includes an outdoor space to unwind and dine, with an outdoor barbecue station, dining tables, lounge seating and incredible views.

Get social at The Social Club. 88 James features a reservable party room with an extended entertainment terrace and SunDeck. For larger gatherings or just a change of scenery, take advantage of this state-of-the-art party room that includes a full chef’s kitchen, private dining and bar, and private lounge areas – for any day of the week. 88 James represents Elite Developments dedication to acquiring locations for communities to improve quality of life. Elite focuses on providing homes with thoughtful amenities, spacious layouts, health and wellness, and leading innovative features throughout.

With affordable pricing  starting from the $300,000s, this development offers an incredible opportunity to have a higher quality of life, for a fraction of the cost in the GTA. St. Catharines is still one of the most affordable places to buy homes in the Golden Horseshoe, and that has brought continuous demand for investors, especially as demand for good rentals is so high. Rent-to-own and traditional rentals have both been in demand and are popular investment options in the city. St. Catharines Township is Canada’s eighth fastest growing municipality; according to the 2021 Census, Niagara’s population grew more than 30,000 since 2016.

Elite Developments has built its foundation with 50 years of combined building experience. The company has attained a reputation for delivering premier residential and commercial properties throughout Ontario. Residential properties at Elite Developments feature a portfolio  of high-, mid-, lowrise and master-planned developments.

Elite acquires locations for communities, which improves the quality of life. It focuses on providing homes with thoughtful amenities, spacious layouts, health and wellness, and leading innovative features throughout.

Considerable time, thought and care is given to ensure  it delivers a sustainable product, anticipating the needs of homebuyers. This reflective precision is executed by a dream team of experienced professionals specializing in real estate, who deliver homes that are affordable and enjoyable, while maximizing value for investments in real estate.

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