A full-court basketball court and a life-size chess set may be seen in a Scarborough condo building.

A new condo building in Scarborough has you covered if you’ve ever gotten home and thought to yourself, “I’d want to play some life-size chess right now.”

Highland Commons, a condo development under construction on the crossroads of Military Trail and Kingston Road, will provide all of the amenities you could ever want, as well as those you didn’t even realise you needed.

Highland Commons is a two-building, 529-unit property with everything from a party room and fitness centre to more extravagant amenities like an outdoor pool, full-court basketball, squash court, billiards area, and, yes, even life-sized chess.

“It’s really exciting to be able to work on a project that offers a unique wellness-oriented lifestyle approach,” stated Jordan DeBrincat Mintzas, vice president of Altree Developments, the developer behind the project. “The connectivity of Highland Commons coupled with the vast number of amenities was really targeted at making it convenient for people to make the lifestyle choices they want on a day-to-day basis.”

Both buildings will be eight stories tall, featuring studios to three-bedroom flats. The outside design includes a variety of material colours and textures, as well as abundant of flora, which was done on purpose to assist the new development blend in with the nearby parks and ravine.

Although the Scarborough apartment is still under construction, sales are expected to begin later this year.

“We started with the idea of a high street or a series of individual fronts that create a cohesive whole,” said architect Sean Lawrence. “We layered facades over facades to create distinction and separation across the width of the development with the end goal of enriching the pedestrian experience along Military Trail.”

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