2016 Interior Design's Best of Year Awards Finalist

We are proud to be a finalist for Interior Design’s 2016 Best of Year (BoY) Award! Our Superkül designed Harbord Towns project is a up for an award in the Residential Multi-Unit Housing category.  Harbord Towns were tailor made for the contemporary urban dweller. 

What is a BoY Award?

Interior Design’s Best of Year is the design industry’s premiere design awards, honoring the most significant work of the year as well as recognizing designers, architects and manufacturers from around the globe.”

Urban living at its finest.

Harbord Towns is the most most exclusive address in the Oben Flats portfolio with only six distinctive townhomes in an intimate Toronto community near Harbord and Shaw. Carefully crafted for the design-conscious individual, tour elite 3-story townhouses come complete with superb chef’s kitchens, fine finishes, single car parking and the finest attention to modern detail.

Winners of the Interior Design Best of Year Awards will be will be revealed at a live ceremony on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in New York City. View all Interior Design Best of Year finalists HERE.

We strive to set the bar higher with each new Oben Flats project. To learn more about our properties CLICK HERE.

Ready to rent now? To find out more about our available rental flats CLICK HERE.

Prep Your Flat for Fall

Getting ready for fall might seem like more of a homeowner task but there are simple things you can do to prep your flat for fall. Get ready for colder weather with by storing your balcony furniture, cycling your closets, deep cleaning and breaking out the doormats. The icy temperatures and sidewalk slush mean warmer clothes, boots and storage options are needed. While you won’t be cleaning leaves out of gutters, there’s plenty to do before the first snowfall.

Store Balcony Furniture

As the mercury drops, it is time to store your balcony furniture. Wash down patio furniture with warm soapy water and be sure to rinse thoroughly. Stack furniture put in your storage locker or closet. Empty any planters or pots for the winter season and store them inside to avoid cracking with the freezing temperature.

Cycle Closets

Say goodbye to summer and hello to sweater weather! Digging around for winter clothing in a sea of tank tops and shorts can be time-consuming. Cycle your closets seasonally to keep your wardrobe on point. Take the time to see if anything needs to be thrown out, donated or repaired. It’s always a good idea to get your winter coat dry-cleaned before the first frost so you’re good to go when colder temperatures hit.

Deep Clean

While we all try to keep tidy with the best of intentions, nothing beats a seasonal deep clean. Wash the baseboards, get in the nooks and crannies and vacuum your air filter. Check the grout in your bathroom for mold, clean and sanitize your oven, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. Get your cupboard organized and throw out any old or expired items.

Get Doormats

Wet, slushy boots inherently come with winter in Toronto. Get doormats to prevent muck from spreading everywhere. Be sure to check if your doormat will fit under the door. Have a dedicated spot for boots and shoes when you enter your flat as the salt and sand can wreak havoc on floors.