When I first saw plans for the visionary Tall Ships Landing project, I realized this was a game changer for Brockville and for the 1000 Islands. Beyond adding a level of quality and refinement to the River which is normally found only in the largest cities, the many other aspects of this project provide a far more interesting and complete lifestyle than any condominium building could ever achieve on its own.
Where else in the world does one find exceptional in-house amenities along with a quality restaurant, a cozy coffee shop, an amazing aquarium and discovery centre, a marina and an ongoing nautical parade just outside your window? Factor in that all this is situated within footsteps of the downtown core and at the gateway to the 1000 Islands, a place exceptional enough to have been chosen as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, you then realize this simply doesn't exist anywhere else.
They say that once you've lived on the water, you'll never be happy living anywhere else. After 25 years of living on the Rideau, we are thrilled by the prospect of moving from one historic waterway to another! We'd been looking at waterfront condos in Niagara-on-the -Lake, but just weren't comfortable with being so far from our "Ottawa roots"(not to mention the hassle of the QEW!)
But the minute we walked into the Tall Ships sales centre, we knew we'd found our new home!
Simon Fuller gave unstintingly of his time, painstakingly answering all of our many questions (we're an accountant and a lawyer-a developer's "worst nightmare"!!) We have already met our neighbours-to-be on both sides!
And we are "counting the days" until our new life at Tall Ships becomes a reality."
I can’t think of a single project anywhere in Eastern Ontario, and maybe even anywhere else such as Florida and the Bahamas, that combines the attraction of international waterway access with the St. Lawrence with well constructed quality accommodation in a condominium format. I think Tall Ships is going to set a new standard in resort-living accommodation and my wife and I are excited to be able to get into Phase 1 as early as possible.
As one of the first purchasers of a unit in Tall Ships Landing my wife Bettina and myself are thrilled to see the project break ground.
I have been involved in the construction industry in Ottawa for the past 30 years and the Fuller name has a reputation of a financially strong, premiere builder with the ability to produce world class projects.
The location combined with the Fuller reputation make this project an opportunity we didn't want to miss out on.
The City of Brockville is making all the right moves to promote the world class City they now have.
I think we all owe Dave Paul in the Cities Economic Development Department a great deal of recognition for all his hard work.
The City is very fortunate to have someone of his ability and passion helping to make this City the special place it is. Bettina and I look forward to spending our weekends boating and enjoying all this Beautiful City has to offer.
The Tall Ships Landing project represents a renaissance on the River in historic Brockville, a community that embraces coastal living. It's a treasure in the 1000 Islands overlooking the Brock Isles in one of the most scenic and storied places in Canada.
Tall Ships Landing brings to shore the amenities - a luxury waterfront boutique hotel and restaurant - deserving of a view of the eastern gateway to the 1000 Islands famous for its fabled castles, gingerbread cottages and shipwrecks. Its Maritime Discovery Centre of the 1000 Islands will be an anchor tourism attraction in Eastern Ontario and celebrate the River's past including its Gilded Age and present for future generations. Tall Ships Landing shines a light on a most special place. My hometown: Brockville "The City of the 1000 Islands".