This fall, international co-living company Node is bringing their thoughtfully designed boutique apartments to its first Canadian residence in downtown Kitchener.
In collaboration with interior design studio, DesignAgency, Node’s cutting-edge co-living space is delivering its plug-and-play living concept to residents in early 2021.
“Node’s new way of living has proven successful in some of the world’s most progressive cities, and we’re thrilled to make Kitchener-Waterloo, with its burgeoning tech and start-up culture, our first Canadian home,” said Node founder and CEO Anil Khera.“I am a proud Canadian, excited about bringing our global concept back home. We have big things planned for Canada, and hope to pre present in every major Canadian city one day.”
The co-living concept is an alternative renting method that hopes to ease the housing crisis for urban professionals working in unaffordable and isolated cities.
Co-living embraces three goals: cost, convenience, and community.
According to Node, creating smaller and efficiently designed units reduces costs. Convenience is achieved by providing a one stop lifestyle solution for renters, and community is fostered through a living culture where residents meet and connect physically and digitally.
Node is recognized for building communities that are cost effective with high-spec appliances, smart home technology features, while reflecting its location’s dynamic neighbourhood.
Founded in 2016, the co-living company creates apartments with communal spaces to cultivate authentic community life.
With communities in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dublin, London and Manchester, Node’s move-in ready apartments offer sleek in-unit and shared amenities. Kitchener residents can look forward to:
- Retro SMEG refrigerator
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Smart home technology
- Air conditioning
- Washer and dryer
- Beautiful furnishings
- Inclusive utilities
- Co-working space
- Outdoor patio area
- Residents’ lounge
- Community Curator • Node Residents App • Resident’s events
- Local partnerships
Locally curated artwork, cleaning services, kitchen, bed and bath packs are also available for residents who want to move in to a Node apartment.
The Kitchener location will offer housing for approximately 50 residents across 38 private apartments, with a communal residents’ lounge, co-working spaces and an outdoor patio.
Khera states that Kitchener is an ideal destination for Node’s first Canadian community as it attracts and retains a vibrant pool of talent in engineering, tech, R&D and entrepreneurship.
The CEO suggests that these talents chase new ways of living that are flexible, on-demand, and globally connected — which are values that the Node team implemented into every part of their residents’ experiences.