Three Ugly Sisters – A reminder of how condo living started

September 2018

Harbour Point condos are a reminder of how condo buildings used to be.

Modern condo buildings have evolved from what was.  They are modern, stylish buildings incorporating a variety of styles, colours and materials.

Older high-rise buildings, those built in the 1970s and 1980s, look nothing like the current variety.

We’ve come a long way from the Three Ugly Sisters as Harbour Point condos have been described.  These were among the first high-rise condo buildings along the waterfront.  Many condo suites of that period included wall-to-wall broadloom and solariums.  Pets were prohibited in many buildings as were children.

Today both diversity and lifestyle are encouraged.  In place of pet bans we have pet-spas.  Adult-only buildings have been replaced with family-oriented amenities.  And broadloom has been replaced with hardwood flooring.  Newer engineering methods allow concrete walls to be replaced with larger windows and window-walls that bring natural light into our condo homes.