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WYND Living at Central City Giveaway

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 — 1:14pm PDT
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Surrey’s Central City area is growing every day, providing a balance of work, life, and activities within a solid downtown core. You have access to transit, shopping, education, recreation and now a skyline showcasing modern design even the largest urban centres would be proud to showcase. The upcoming WYND high-rise, within walking distance of Central City, will offer the most three bedroom homes in the area along with leading edge architecture and extra large, curving balconies.


WYND offers a fresh take on modern design with its curving 28-storey tower now under construction in the growing metropolis of Central City. The new high rise is offering the most three bedroom homes in the area and WYND also features balconies up to four times the size of the standard Metro Vancouver condo, increasing the living space but not the purchase price.

WYNDLiving-BuildingWYND’s highly efficient design including a sliding wall system that allows residents to transform their homes, giving homeowners the room and rooms they need. The sequel to Rize Alliance’s first Central City tower, Wave, WYND reflects the best of Wave, and responds to buyer’s feedback to increase the number efficient 2 bedroom plus den floor plans that allows two full bedrooms plus an extra room that’s ideal for an office or kid’s playroom.

With one bedrooms starting at $199,000, WYND will have 237 suites and nine ground-floor townhomes. Building amenities include a rooftop deck, landscaped courtyard with BBQ, fitness room, event and games room, children’s play area, workshop and craft room, bike maintenance room, car wash, urban garden plots and even a pet wash and grooming area.

Having been an apartment dweller for the last decade, I love the concept of extra large balconies, sweeping views (the views of the mountains from Surrey are fantastic), urban garden space, and even the pet wash area (well, if I had a pet). Not to mention this is also located very close to where I grew up so the area has a special place in my heart. I’m glad to see so much life breathed into this region.

WYND Living at Central City Giveaway

To promote WYND’s incredible design and spacious living options, I have a Central City prize package to give away (valued at over $300) that includes the following items that will all come in handy in this neighbourhood:

  • $100 to Central City Shopping Centre
  • $60 to Central City Brew Pub & Restaurant
  • $50 to Target at Central City
  • $50 to Best Buy at Central City
  • And a book of Translink 3-Zone FareSaver tickets

Here is how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming what you would do with up to 333 square feet of balcony space (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a #WYNDLiving Central City prize pack from @RizeAlliance + @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Follow Rize on Twitter and Facebook for more information about WYND and their other developments in Metro Vancouver.

Update The winner is @sumireyan on Twitter!

Current contests on


  1. Mark says:

    Three letters – BBQ

  2. Karen says:

    I would stretch out and relax on my balcony if it were up to 333 sq ft. I’d arrange a conversation area, along with a table and chairs and entertain guests with the vibrant city of Surrey below to entertain us. I am sure the view will be spectacular.

  3. Diana says:

    I’d have a summer sangria party πŸ™‚

  4. DB says:

    I would use plants to creat privacy and simple furnature to create e sense of space.

  5. christophe says:

    The perfect spot for a treadmill.

  6. Vince says:

    Serve tapas!

  7. Rachel says:

    I would get a lounge chair and read on the balcony every day!

  8. Luc says:

    Sometimes it’s just nice to chill on the balcony with a glass of wine and watch the sunset.

  9. Cristina L. says:

    I would frolic :-p 333 sq feet is almost as big as my living space right now!

  10. Radhika Khan says:

    Personal garden space,perfect for entertaining!

  11. Carole M says:

    I think I would have some people over and chat late into the night.

  12. Dilara says:

    I’d use the extra balcony space to do some gardening. I’m sure my pet rabbit, Reese, would love to help me ‘tend’ to my little garden.

  13. Hannah says:

    An awesome container garden and a BBQ for friends

  14. Alex says:

    Summer BBQ/Drinking Sexy Party!

  15. Robyn Land says:

    I’d practice yoga surrounded by a fantastic organic garden!

  16. magicguy says:

    BBQ spot with friends and spot to put telescope

  17. Jeff MacLeod says:

    I have been paying attention to this development since before it was born. There are a couple more development occurring around the area as well as more in planning. Central City is destined to become the next downtown core it was envisioned to be. along with that comes the substantial growing medical sector in the region with a larger hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Center and a few other medical buildings. With that much balcony space I would basically build my own lounge area with potted plants, benches and a small walkway.

  18. Grace says:

    Have a giant BBQ + dance party!

  19. Sylvia says:

    Definitely set up an area for bbq parties!

  20. Sophia says:

    I will host a BBQ party with lots of food and drinks! I will also put lots of beautiful plants and decorations for the summer!

  21. Gina says:

    BBQ party + have my own beautiful garden!

  22. Gigi says:

    Grow my own veggies and flowers.

  23. lindawwww says:

    Lots of flowering shrubs and flowers.

  24. Anne Taylor says:

    This would be perfect for a balcony garden with a BBQ area!

  25. Karen says:

    I would start every morning on my balcony drinking my coffee, sitting in a comfy chair and enjoying the view.

  26. Sharon says:

    I’d get a few Adirondack chairs, a table or two and some green leafy plants and spend every opportunity out there reading or soaking up the sun.

  27. Erin W says:

    I’d have amazing bbq’s with craft beers from Central City Brewing

  28. Dayna Wilson says:

    I’d throw a bbq!

  29. Cliff says:

    Have a huge patio garden

  30. Brenda says:

    Entertain all summer long

  31. Michelle Wong says:

    Have a BBQ and also just relax on a lounge chair! Ahhh.. thats the life.

  32. Janet says:

    I would put grass in one section and then hang a hammock! The other section would be a BBQ!

  33. Ryan Fletcher says:

    I would stand on it in the blazing sun and plan how I could spread my good fortune to others.

  34. Kerry Hill says:

    I would set up some container gardens as well as a cozy reading nook

  35. Tooth Fairy says:

    I would try to keep it as my green space with plants and flowers, like having a yard up in the air!

  36. Antonia says:

    I would invite a bunch of friends over for drinks and board games – I’d be able to fit a few tables out there.

  37. Linda says:

    set up nice cozy furniture, enjoy the fresh air, view and sunshine

  38. Kim Rees says:

    Plant container vegetables, flowers and herbs. Hang a hammock.

  39. Christina says:

    Set up a hammock.

  40. Sharon says:

    Create a garden

  41. Jeff says:

    Sit on the patio!

  42. bjh says:

    Set up a giant hammock and spend as much time in it as possible!

  43. Gord says:

    Hosting a BBQ for family and friends πŸ™‚

  44. Bonnie R says:

    I’d put up a hammock and chill with a glass of wine

  45. Natalie says:

    BBQ, comfy chair and a book.

  46. Kathleen says:

    I would bbq, garden and read so many books!

  47. kay says:

    Take lots of pics

  48. Ali says:

    I’d set up a BBQ and one of those gorgeous outdoor sofas.

  49. Iain says:

    A herb garden

  50. Shawn says:

    Flower pots every where!

  51. Kam says:

    BBQ Party!

  52. Vicky says:

    Fill it with flowers, wine bottles, friends and good times πŸ™‚

  53. Dennis L. says:

    I’d get myself a proper Weber BBQ and a bar cart – perfect for lots of patio parties.

  54. Janet says:

    A few raised beds for fruit and veggies and a BBQ area .
    And some patio lanterns to top it all off.

  55. Samantha says:

    BBQ w/ friends!

  56. Ruby BB says:

    an urban balcony garden, BBQ & lounging area would fit perfectly. add some solar lanterns for a party atmosphere πŸ™‚

  57. Randy B says:

    BBQ, bar cart, some lounging chairs.

  58. Monique says:

    I’d throw a bbq party

  59. Kinsey says:

    BBQ, Beer, a good book and a lot of sun lounging.

  60. Jeannelle says:

    I would use it to create a nice relaxing atmosphere for reading!

  61. Valerie says:

    I would have to have my long awaited hammock πŸ™‚ Thanks

  62. Trevor says:

    Wow! Soft hot tub, fully stocked bar, hammock, Bose sound system, and of course, sunglasses…:)

  63. claire says:

    I would have a nice potted garden and a beautiful place to relax and invite friends.

  64. Christina says:

    I would create a garden oasis!

  65. Aimee says:

    2 loungers and an egg-style BBQ

  66. Jacinda K says:

    If plant a herb garden and set up a comfy reading nook.

  67. Lorena Grande says:

    The current place I am living, I got specifically because of the Terrace, as it is the most important part of my place….meaning the 333 square feet would also be the most important place to me. I would hang out my Swiss bird house, where I have had 5 sets of babies in the past. I would also create a place of Zen…and tranquility, and outdoor space is extremely important for my sense of well being, and those who visit. πŸ™‚
    You can come too!

  68. Wally says:

    Have a BBQ with all my family and friends

  69. Julian says:


  70. Lori says:

    I’d create an outdoor living area & have a bbq with our friends and family.

  71. Darcy says:

    I’d have comfy furniture and lots of flowers and tomatoe plants!

  72. Eileen says:

    I’d put a hammock in there!

  73. Alex says:

    BBQ, lots of seating and lots of plants/flowers

  74. jan says:

    enjoy the sunshine

  75. Stephanie says:

    BBQ, lounging furniture and lots of flowers

  76. NicT says:

    Holy cow-where to start? Container garden? Mason bee house? Outdoor wet bar?

  77. Rob M says:

    Have a container garden area and table for summer Caesars! Thanks!

  78. wen xiao says:

    Perfect space to grow my own veggies and fruits to save money.

  79. Kathleen says:

    get a bunch of plants!

  80. Ai says:

    organic garden : )

  81. Dinah says:

    BBQ and patio table with a wine fridge! πŸ˜‰

  82. Susan says:

    BBQ and a lounge chair!

  83. Teresa Ledingham says:

    A BBQ , comfy chairs, solar mini lights, an herb garden and good friends!!

  84. Jeremy says:

    Palm tree, veggie garden, patio set and lounge chairs would be on my outdoor living space!

  85. Jen says:

    I’d have lots of plants and an outdoor couch set to entertain friends and family πŸ™‚

  86. Paul Lam says:

    Outdoor garden + BBQ

  87. caekb says:

    Set up a few gravity chairs & a gigantic telescope for viewing the solar system. A few potted palm trees & a wine bar πŸ˜‰

  88. lisa says:

    a lovely garden!

  89. Hardeep says:

    Plants and more plants πŸ™‚

  90. Sarah C says:

    I would build my own deck furniture.

  91. Tim Cheung says:

    I’d BBQ me some ribs!

  92. Linda says:

    I would set up planter boxes.

  93. Kevin says:

    I will take my lazy boy recliner out the balcony and will lounge and enjoy the view of the city

  94. Jovita says:

    bistro table for morning coffee πŸ™‚

  95. Swapnil says:

    gardening and entertaining

  96. Shirley says:

    I would have a garden growing my own veggies.

  97. Janelle says:

    Plant a garden, BBQ all year round! Lounge..

  98. Anne says:

    Sit and meditate!

  99. Pat B says:

    I’d grow some pretty flowers and veggies in pots.

  100. Mitchell H says:

    BBQ,Garden and as many lounge chairs as I could fit.

  101. Michelle W says:

    With that much patio space I would ideally put in a hottub to relax in. I would also put nice patio furniture out there with chairs, a table and a bbq. To complete this all I would have a nice patio garden with vegetables and flowers. Sounds perfect!

  102. Sunshine H says:

    Wow, what would I do?! I think some nice planters and a play area for DD. I wouldn’t throw water balloons, even if I wanted to. πŸ˜‰

  103. Jenn S says:

    I would have a great little garden, BBQ and great furniture so that I can curl up with a good book, and enjoy the fresh air

  104. stephanie says:

    Some wonderful comfy patio furniture so we can sit out and enjoy the view with our morning coffee

  105. Danika says:

    Build a patio garden!

  106. Mag says:

    Lots of flowers

  107. Jennifer M. says:

    I would have tons of plants!

  108. Curtis Penner says:

    Plants, lounge chairs and barbecue.

  109. Liz Kalt says:

    Create a potted cedar forest and lounger for reading pleasure!

  110. Cyndi says:

    exercise space

  111. Angela says:

    I would have a little flower garden or grow my own mint/cilantro/herbs haha!

    Also tweeted

  112. Nola Roy says:

    Patio furniture, barbecue, planters and a waterfall wall. Maybe a patio bar and bar stools!

  113. Lin C says:

    Patio furniture, a BBQ, a BAR, a firepit….and possibly a bed to lounge on

  114. Heather says:

    Morning coffee and reading a good book among lots of planters.

  115. Tiffany says:

    Reading, relaxing, hanging out…

  116. Ron S says:

    Lots of plants and bird feeders!

  117. linda says:

    Enjoy it for everyday living as well as for when we have company over. Throw some patio furniture, sun loungers or a dinning table, bbq, container garden.

  118. Deb W says:

    many pots of red gardenias

  119. Mary says:

    I’d make a garden of vegetables like kale, herbs for cooking, and flowers! I’d set up a reading hammock as well.

  120. L.J Lawton says:

    Host a fabulous bbq and serve summer drinks, like mojitos and margaritas.

  121. Sandy says:

    I would set up an outdoor kitchen for amazing parties!

  122. Ka says:

    A nice big comfy patio set where my friends and I can chat and chill

  123. Linda says:

    Electic fireplace, patio set, BBQ

  124. Wai says:

    This is a BIG space…some apartments downtown dont even have this kind of space so it’ll be my ‘outdoor living room’ – sofa, lamp, bar.

  125. Kevin says:

    BBQ is a must! Outdoor man cave – cigar corner and leather chairs.

  126. Mark says:

    This is a great place for a mini garden! I can grow sunflowers, roses, veggies…list is endless.

  127. Geoff says:

    My workout patio. I can do my weights outside instead of in the gym. A small BBQ corner will also be ideal.

  128. Joyce says:

    A ladies’s only hangout where my friends and I can chat on white sofas.

  129. Yuit says:

    BBQ, a bar, sofa and a small dining area!

  130. Gigi says:

    BBQ’s all the time!

  131. Billy Quirke says:

    Considering my current dt apartment consists of ~480 sq ft. I honestly don’t know what I’d do with all that space. I’d probably set it up out there like a club med. fake tiki torches and everything

  132. Cathy says:

    I would have a patio garden area and grill my veggies on the BBQ and have a BBQ party. πŸ™‚

  133. Samantha says:

    BBQ, patio set and mini-bar!

  134. Peter K says:

    Install a swingset.

  135. Richard says:

    That size deck would definitely became an outdoor living room. Even better if BBQ’s are allowed!

  136. Mike Gismondi says:

    Have a patio garden party!

  137. Angela Griffin says:

    I would grow strawberries

  138. Renfrew says:

    Grow all that I could – food and flowers.

  139. Sarah M says:

    I’d make it my own with some beautiful plants, and of course put a BBQ on there!!

  140. Donna says:

    I’d dry my clothes on the deck. Unfortunately that’s a nono with most stratas. Guess I’ll have to start a garden then!

  141. Gary says:

    garden patio

  142. Tiffany says:

    BBQ and a herb garden

  143. Maya says:

    BBQ for sure!

  144. Stotes says:

    Have a garden!

  145. valerie says:

    With all that balcony space I would cover much of it with plants: flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables. An urban oasis!

  146. Ariel C says:

    Have a garden!

  147. Ria A. says:

    Oh the possibilities! BBQ with friends! Decorate with outdoor fairy lights! Turn it into an outdoor art studio πŸ™‚

  148. Connie says:

    Fill it with lounge chairs and pots of fresh mint, and invite my friends over for Mojitos!

  149. Iris @muckymoo says:

    Green space little garden

  150. Lauren Mulcahy says:

    BBQ! All summer long!

  151. Gary says:

    Sounds boring but I would set up a comfortable area to read and relax.

  152. Debra says:

    That’s one big space to fill! BBQ, chaise loungers, container garden!

  153. Maryanne says:

    That space would be BBQ central!

  154. Sheryl says:

    I would definitely start with a lounger, some plants and ceder trees, maybe a little water feature and lanterns and one day a hot tub (if that’s allowed). A balcony that spacious would be such a huge difference from my current balcony. It’s almost as big as my apartment!

  155. GAIL WHITWORTH says:

    I would enjoy it, of course

  156. Kathy E. says:

    I’d be able to grow my potted roses and have lots of space for free standing hammocks!

  157. Erin says:


  158. Sharon says:

    Buy a murphy bed πŸ™‚

  159. Kiki berg says:

    Dance naked on the balcony!

  160. Ella Ho says:

    Playspace for my daughters!

  161. Tin says:

    Plant some flowers

  162. mary w says:


  163. Belinda says:

    Big enough for a swing!

  164. Bryan says:

    I would have a small vegetable garden!

  165. Tania says:

    Summer sunset BBQs!

  166. Ro says:

    I’d grow a garden!

  167. Lexie says:

    Lots of basking in the sun!

  168. Ben says:

    I would have the only game of bocce ball with a view of most of the Lower Mainland

  169. Alice H. says:

    Would love to make into a happening barbeque area! I love to entertain and barbeques are a great way to entertain for a large group of people!

  170. Andrew says:

    Social hub with friends and BBQ

  171. margaux retrophiliac says:

    sit down, relax and appreciate having a balcony

  172. Justine says:

    Get big comfy lounge chairs and enjoy the view of the mountains with some wine.

  173. Serena Debolt says:

    Grow a healthy herb garden!

  174. Nicole H. says:

    I would create an outdoor oasis to relax and BBQ.

  175. Neena says:

    Deck party

  176. Vu Nguyen says:

    Grow herbs and maybe a vegetable!

  177. Matthew Saunders says:

    An outdoor garden and a big BBQ!

  178. Harold says:

    Set up a tent and sleep outside.

  179. Lloyd says:

    Would have a barbeque.

  180. Kristen says:

    Sun lounger, BBQ, and tons of plants! We’ve rented our condo for 10 years now, and it has no outdoor space at all…so 50 sq feet would be a dream, 333sq feet would take the cake!

  181. Carol says:

    Lush jungle effect….lots and lots of plants.

  182. Angela says:

    BBQ and entertaining…. and some nice relaxing too.

  183. rino says:

    Have a giant BBQ + dance party!

  184. tania says:

    Lots of basking in the sun

  185. Heather says:

    I would BBQ!

  186. Tony says:

    BBQ, beverages and watching sunsets!

  187. Tzu-Deng Dai says:

    I would have a nice patio set for entertaining guests!

  188. Bons says:

    Reading, tea parties and garden patio

  189. Andy C. says:

    I would dance Salsa – last entry PICK ME!

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