Behind the Scenes

The Builder

Niagara Innovative Living Inc.

Niagara Innovative Living is a group of individuals who are committed to designing and constructing luxury residential condominiums throughout Niagara utilizing building products that provide long term value, safety and security throughout the building as well as creating comfort for the homeowners.

Niagara Innovative Living Inc’s first project was a three-storey, 39 suite condominium called Stamford Village in Niagara Falls which was selected by the Niagara Home Builder Association for their Project of the Year Award in 2010.

The Architect

Raimondo + Associates

Raimondo + Associates Architects Inc. (RAAI) was established with a solid commitment to a style and philosophy of practice that is somewhat unique. Our approach stresses the team effort, ensuring that all parties are involved from the very outset of each project. Our firm now has a depth of staffing unsurpassed in the Niagara Peninsula. The majority of our full time staff are of an intermediate or senior level, with experience levels ranging from 16 to 30 years. Having a large staff of professionals with quality experience has benefited our clients by improving communication flow.

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The Structure

HAMBRO Floor Systems

Hambro designs, fabricates and markets a proven concrete floor system designed primarily for the multi-unit residential construction market. Thanks to its versatile floor system that can be installed on any type of structure, Hambro is a trusted partner of real estate developers and residential building owners.

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Insulated Concrete Forms with Amvic

Amvic is an industry leading manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) that consistently exemplify exceptional quality, superior strength and ease of installation. Since Amvic started, the company has experienced increasing demand for its products which has led to rapid growth and expansion that is anticipated to continue in the future. In addition, Amvic is the strongest ICF block form on the market as proven by the Canadian Construction Material Center (CCMC) Forming Capacity Strength Test (Technical Guide 03131) at 865 lbs./ft2.

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Concrete by Cotton Construction

Providing everything you need under one roof with unsurpassed customer service are the guiding principles of Cotton Inc. Now entering their 30th year, Cotton is Niagara’s complete concrete contractor. Today at over 100 employees strong, Cotton is the only company in Niagara to supply all phases of a project. Cotton not only pours the foundations, we also provide the stone and make the concrete. This approach not only ensures every project is completed on time and on budget, it also allows us to provide the highest quality product because we tightly monitor and control every phase of each operation.

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The Heating and Cooling


Magic-Pak® Thru-The-Wall Units combine heating and cooling in one compact, easy-to-install unit. Because these are ducted units, they are perfect for apartments, condominiums and other multiple occupancy buildings. And, each space has individual comfort controls, which gives residents complete control over their comfort needs.

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The Interior

Kitchen – Millbrook Cabinetry

Millbrook Cabinetry is a family run business that has been producing high quality custom Kitchen and Bath cabinetry for customers in the Niagara Peninsula for over 20 years. Whether your taste ranges from Rustic to Contemporary to a Framed Cabinet, we can help you design your kitchen/bathroom cabinetry, entertainment centre or other customized pieces. From the initial design to the installation of cabinets, crown moulding and hardware, we are there for you.

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Kitchen – Innovative Kitchens

The kitchen is the heart of every home and Innovative Kitchen Design can make your dream kitchen happen. With the largest showroom in Niagara, Innovative Kitchen Design features the top brands in kitchen cabinets, like Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry and Norcraft Cabinetry, and custom countertops from laminate and solid surfaces to granite and quartz. With seven qualified kitchen designers on staff, we can help you create a space that is both functional and stylish, incorporating the very best in today’s innovative technology.

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Flooring – Aristocrat Flooring

Since 1957 Aristocrat has established a respected reputation for offering our customers premium flooring products at affordable prices. Aristocrat carries the area’s widest selection of flooring products and is constantly updating our comprehensive product selection with unique and innovative products. We have become a leader in the flooring industry by offering our customers superior quality products at affordable prices, combined with exceptional customer service to ensure the utmost satisfaction during and after their shopping experience. We have created one of the most beautiful showrooms in Canada to showcase our products and their vast potential.

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Flooring – A-1 Flooring Canada

A-1 Flooring CANADA in St. Catharines has earned a widely known reputation for an oustanding selection of flooring products and industry leading installation quality. Locally owned and operated by the Racine Family, our active owner works side by side with the employees to provide customers with a superior level of service. Over 30 employees work together as a team and brainstorm to continually provide more efficient methods of servicing your needs. The professional sales and design team are trained and updated on the latest trends and are here to help you and your clients make important selection decisions.

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Lighting – Distinctive Lighting

Distinctive Lighting Concepts began in 1994 as a small lighting business located in Elmwood Kitchens’ St. Catharines showroom. From this location we developed a solid client base and a reputation for offering unique lighting alternatives. In 1996 we joined with several other home design specialists to create the Elmwood Design Centre. As part of this collection of businesses we are able to offer customers the unique ability to shop for all of their residential and commercial design needs in one place. Our move to the Design Centre has not only enabled us to carry a much larger number of in-stock lighting fixtures but has also allowed us to expand our line of services and products to include landscape lighting, ‘monorail’ systems and home accessories.

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