Being a university student means scrounging up change for the laundromat or waiting on doing your laundry until you go home for break where your mom will wash it for free. When you are a university student, you subsist on inexpensive, filling foods like rice and beans, boxed mac-n-cheese, and of course instant ramen noodles. Right?
This picture not fitting into how you see yourself living throughout your post-secondary years?
In Western society, there are such strong associations between college kids and poverty that scrimping and pinching to make ends meet sometimes seems like a prerequisite for a degree. But there is no reason that someone who is pursuing their degree shouldn’t live the high life while they are enrolled.
That’s where ICON Students Waterloo comes in. Billed as “the next generation of student living,” the gleaming towers of ICON Students Waterloo are definitely a step up from dormitories or ramshackle old houses that have been divided into tiny studio apartments.
ICON Students Waterloo offers luxury and elegance from the moment you walk in the door. Its sleek, sophisticated design, not to mention the elegant decor, will make you feel as though you’ve booked yourself in at a five-star resort. There are three floorplans to choose from, and each is fully furnished as well as outfitted with high-end stainless-steel kitchen appliances. No heating up canned soup on a hotplate for you!
Instead, you can offer your guests a hearty homemade meal or some fresh-from-the-oven snickerdoodles to munch on as they watch the game on your 42”-inch flat-screen TV.
Are you accustomed to dorm living, where a communal shower put both privacy and ample hot water at a premium? Prepare to be delighted with the ensuite washroom at ICON330 that features a glass shower and granite countertops (just like in the kitchen). When your shower is done, you can toss that bath towel into your laundry hamper without a care in the world. After all, you can launder it anytime you want, using the washer and dryer conveniently located right in your unit.
ICON’s resemblance to a luxurious resort does not stop there. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to decide which advantage you appreciate more: the new apartment itself, or the shared amenities that are just steps away from your front door. Retreat to a quiet, peaceful study room when you need solitude and silence. If you are craving company and want to socialize, stop into the cozy, comfortable lounge, where a fire is always crackling.
The building boasts an incredible basketball court, rooftop lounge, collaborative workspaces that will fuel your creativity, and a 24-hour fitness center featuring state-of-the-art exercise machines and even a chilled-out yoga studio. Oh, and did we mention the ICON330 movie theater? That’s right, you can enjoy the cinema experience without even leaving the building — let alone spending any money.
Sure, living in the typical student accommodations might be a growth experience that you’ll recall with fondness sometime in the future, but we think that you will look back on your experience at ICON330 with an entirely different feeling of appreciation and gratitude.
ICON Students Waterloo is now leasing for May and September. Go on, treat yourself!