The Avery is a modern luxury living condo development overlooking the Dartmouth waterfront, scheduled to be complete in Fall 2016. The development is named after an historic paddle-steamboat that was the first to travel between Halifax Harbour at Dartmouth Cove through to Cobequid Bay near Maitland via the Subenacadie Canal in a single voyage on November 29, 1861.

The Avery is a proud addition to the Annapolis Group’s outstanding portfolio of achievements in the development world. From inception through its thoughtful design, this landmark development  reflects our vision for the future of this vibrant and growing downtown urban community.

    • Live-in Superintendent
    • Stunning outdoor common rooftop terrace
    • Fitness room and sauna
    • Furnished common room
    • Underground parking
    • Indoor car wash bay
    • Storage locker
    • Natural gas heating & air conditioning
    • Water and sewer
    • Landscaping
    • Snow removal
    • Property management
    • Security cameras
    • Fob access system at main entries
  • Recycling of waste heat for heating, cooling and hot water
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures
  • Selected LED lighting
  • Selected Energy Star appliances
  • Improved air circulation system
  • Superior air filtration systems
  • Adjustable thermostats
  • Energy saving lighting
  • Low-E Argon windows
  • Close to public transport and amenities
  • Parking area for bicycles
  • Workshop/repair area
  • Walkscore = 90
  • Landscaped terrace/planting that:
    • improves air quality
    • provides noise attenuation
    • provides natural enhancement of the built urban environment
  • 10 ft tray ceilings
  • Balconies (most suites)
  • Air conditioning
  • Upgraded kitchens available
  • Engineered Hardwood and porcelain tile (bedroom upgrade available)
  • Fob suite entry available

The following items are not included in the condominium fee and service:

  • Individual unit electricity, including electricity for circulation fan, A/C unit fan, and A/C compressor
  • Personal content insurance
  • Cable
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Property taxes
  • Mortgage

The Main Lobby entrance from Alderney Drive features extended height ceilings and full height glazing designed to maximize views of the Harbour and bring in natural light. A custom feature screen crafted from metal and specialty glazing separates the Mail Room from the Lounge. Subtle hues of blue within the glass are a nod to the buildings location directly across from the Harbour. A full height “onyx” porcelain tile finish wall with metal accents and an integrated Electric Fireplace offers welcoming warmth as residents pass through to the large Elevator Lobby and on to the Suites. Contemporary furnishings are designed to allow comfortable seating while residents wait for guests or a taxi. Other features within the Lobby are oversized entry doors pulls and wood finish mullions, designed to distinguish The Avery’s entrance from the shared vestibule space; large scale porcelain tile floor in a contemporary pattern; silk textured vinyl wall covering; full height contemporary drapery; full height wood finish portals connecting residents to the secure Fitness Room and adjoining Elevator Lobby; and up-lit coffered ceilings throughout to emphasize the Lobby’s height.

The Fitness room at The Avery was designed to maximize the mix of cardio and strength training equipment, and create a user-friendly and comfortable atmosphere for all levels of fitness. An infrared sauna will be included in fitness room as an added benefit to promote overall  health and wellness. Roller Shades are located at the exterior glazing to provide privacy when desired, and to prevent the west facing space from overheating in the afternoon sun. A custom built-‐in cabinet with a stone countertop allows users to have a place to drop their keys, towels, or water bottles while they work out, and storage below conceals paper towel storage and waste disposal. Indirect lighting via drywall light coves above reduces the amount of direct lighting that may shine into a user’s eyes should they be stretching on the floor, or laying on a weight bench looking upwards. A contemporary woven vinyl floor was used to provide stability for the equipment, provide sound absorption, and add visual interest to differentiate itself from other Condominium Fitness rooms in Halifax Dartmouth area. Light wood finishes, soft grey walls, and translucent blue glass doors that lead you into the space, are all designed to be calming while users are active within the space.

The Avery Common Room was designed to be an extension of the residents’ private space. The layout mimics an actual suite, with a fully functional Kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, a full size stone finish island, a coat closet, lounge space, and dining area. Residents can use the space to host dinners, entertain larger groups or to hold meetings. Contemporary furniture with durable fabrics are designed to withstand wear and tear from frequent use, and the island stools and dining chairs are easily brought over to the lounge space for additional seating. Contemporary finishes include wide plank engineered hardwood floors, wood finish custom cabinetry, stone countertop and island with a waterfall edge, contemporary hardware for the coat closet and cabinetry, pale grey silk textured wallcovering, full height sheer draperies, stainless steel open shelving, and extra tall wood finish baseboards.

Standard features for the Residential Suites at The Avery include 10’ smooth finish tray ceilings in the Living Space and Bedrooms; engineered hardwood throughout the living spaces including the Kitchens and Foyers, expansive glazing at the balconies; Bedroom and Bathroom doors with satin nickel contemporary levers; a 5” beveled profile paint finish baseboard and matching 3” casing. Upgraded features in the Living Space include a partial height vein-cut travertine fireplace feature wall with a matching mantle and hearth and integrated contemporary electric fireplace; a wide plank engineered hardwood floor; and a quartz finish Island with a waterfall edge.

Custom designed Kitchens are standard for the Residential Suites at The Avery, with a matching custom surround to frame and highlight the millwork. Standard kitchens feature slab finish contemporary doors with stainless steel hardware. An accent cabinet finish is used for the integrated open shelf and on the front side of the Island to add a visual break and interest to the overall length of the cabinetry. An undermount double bowl stainless steel sink with polished chrome pull out faucet, 30”w stainless steel appliances, and a granite or quartz stone topped island also come standard. Upgraded features include a shaker style cabinet door with an upgraded quartz finish countertop and matching backsplash. The Island also features the same upgraded quartz with a waterfall edge. A custom upgrade millwork panel finish conceals the 30” integrated fridge and 24” dishwasher. An upgraded slide in range and over the counter microwave are also available.

All standard Bedrooms at The Avery have 10’ high smooth finish tray ceiling with standard broadloom carpet. Upgraded finishes include a wide plank engineered hardwood floor.

The Avery Standard Master Ensuite features a double vanity with polished chrome modern vanity lights for optimal lighting. The vanity, like with the Kitchen millwork, is a mix of standard slab style contemporary cabinet doors and accent cabinet doors and frame surround. Deck mount sinks with single lever faucets, and high efficiency toilets are also standard. Standard floors and shower walls are designed with a contemporary stack bond pattern rectangular porcelain tile, with a matching tile base. An oversized 3’ x 6’ shower with a contemporary door pull and shower controls are also standard. With smooth finish tray ceilings and generous floor space, the Ensuites are designed to feel luxurious, even as a standard. Upgraded finishes include Shaker style vanity cabinetry.

Heating & Ventilation System

  • Fresh air to each dwelling unit is supplied from a central, roof mounted, natural gas fired, warm air furnace.
    • Outside air is drawn into the furnace where it is filtered and heated.
    • A central duct from this furnace drops down through the building and spiders out horizontally on each floor.
    • A branch duct from this spider network enters each dwelling unit and supplies air to a grille located near the entrance door.
  • Within each dwelling unit a vertical hybrid heat pump circulates air to all rooms within the unit.
    • The heat pump has within it a filter, fan, hot water heating coil and a refrigerant cooling coil with a water cooled compressor.
    • The intent is that the fan runs at a low speed continuously to circulate air to all spaces. By doing this continuous circulation the fresh air that is provided near the entrance door is evenly distributed to all spaces.
    • When there is a call for heating a zone valve within the heat pump opens and admits warm water to the heating coil. The water is not “hot” in the sense of normal heating water temperatures, it ranges in temperature from 100F to 120F.
    • If the call for heating is not satisfied within 5 minutes the fan in the heat pump ramps up to a higher speed. By doing this the heating coil will provide more heat. It will remain at this higher speed until the thermostat is satisfied at which point it will slow down again.
    • Hot water to supply the heating coil comes from the central boiler plant that provides all heating and domestic hot water requirements for the entire building.
    • When there is a call for cooling a different valve in the heat pump opens and admits warm water to the heat pump compressor. The heat pump compressor is cooled by the “warm” water and in return produces refrigerant which provides cooling to the refrigerant coil.
    • When the heat pump goes into the cooling mode the fan speed automatically increases to the high speed.
    • When the cooling requirement is satisfied the fan slows down.
  • A single loop of water circulates through the building and is connected to all heat pumps.
    • The temperature of the water ranges from 90F to 120F. It is at the lower temperature during mild weather, spring and fall and at the higher temperature in winter and summer. The temperature is warmer in the summer because it is removing all of the air conditioning heat.
    • When the loop temperature falls below the required temperature the central boiler plant will inject heat to raise the temperature.
    • When the loop temperature rises above the desired temperature a “fluid cooler” located on the roof rejects heat to the atmosphere.
    • Since the fluid cooler is located on the roof it is exposed to freezing conditions in the winter. For this reason there is a heat exchanger that isolates the fluid cooler from the inside water loop. The loop to the fluid cooler is filled with propylene glycol to prevent freezing.
  • Corridors are supplied with outside air, heating and cooling from two roof mounted packaged air conditioning units.
  • Washrooms within dwelling units are equipped with bathroom fans that exhaust directly to outdoors.
  • Kitchen are equipped with microwave range hoods that exhaust directly to outdoors.
  • Driers are exhausted directly to outdoors.


Alderney Landing Community Cultural Centre

Alderney Landing is a convention centre, art gallery, market, and theatre facility on the Dartmouth waterfront. It was opened in May, 1999. The theatre hosts many concerts, conventions and other events, and is also the home of the Eastern Front Theatre. The Craig Gallery provides an important opportunity for amateur and established artists to display their works. Painters, sculptors, and interactive multi-media artists have exhibited their works in the Gallery to date.

The following amenities can be found at Alderney Landing; art gallery, banquet seating, catering, event planning, fresh produce year round, meeting/convention space, Metro Transit ferry, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission store, outdoor eating area, outdoor stage, professional theatre, farmer’s market, seafood restaurant, meeting & seminar space, and a ticketpro box office.

Dartmouth Waterfront Development Corporation

Nova Scotia’s dynamic waterfront history comes to vibrant new life on the Dartmouth waterfront. From North America’s oldest saltwater ferry to engaging murals that capture the heart of community artistry, the Dartmouth waterfront offers an array of cultural and historic experiences.