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Brothers (and sisters!) choose to retire on Sarnia's waterfront

Sarnia, ON (June 18, 2010) After sampling the lifestyles of communities around the world for much of their professional careers, two brothers happily chose neighbouring condominiums on Sarnia's waterfront as home for their retirement.

(From left) Michelle and Adel Amin and Danielle and Fouad Younan have been very happy with their moves into neighbouring condominiums in First Sarnia Place. They say their bird's eye view of Sarnia's waterfront is constantly changing, with something new and of interest to watch every day.

Fouad Younan and Adel Amin, Egyptian-born brothers, readily acknowledge they could have retired to any number of locations around the globe. But, a strong bond between the siblings, which has had a substantial influence on their lives, ultimately guided their decisions to each purchase a suite in First Sarnia Place along the city's downtown waterfront.

During their professional careers - Fouad worked for an international oil and gas corporation and Adel consulted with a global technologies firm, the brothers travelled to a wide variety of locations, on virtually every continent between the earth's poles.

But, regardless of their varied work locations, the brothers always kept in constant contact with each other.

In fact, while based in Montreal some 30 years ago, Fouad met and married Danielle. Through his frequent visits to their home from his residence at the time in New York State, Adel met and married Danielle's sister, Michelle. "We've always said that wherever we moved, they would follow," said Danielle, smiling with obvious affection towards her sister and brother-in-law."

Following a business assignment in Saudi Arabia, Fouad's work brought him to Sarnia, where he and Danielle settled in Bright's Grove and raised their family.

At that time during the mid-1980s, Adel and Michelle were living in Egypt. His work required him to travel extensively, eventually introducing him to the attractions and lifestyles of more than 130 countries in many parts of the world. Despite being constantly on the move, he and Michelle stayed in close touch with Fouad and Danielle and visited as often as their schedules allowed.

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Just too good to change

While the seven-floor transformation at the waterfront tower is attracting much attention, a number of the traditional features of First Sarnia Place will be staying just the way patrons like them:

  • On the Front Restaurant & Lounge - 14th Floor
    Visitors are never disappointed any time they choose to enjoy On the Front's scrumptious and distinctive menu choices and the spectacular skyline view, still just a brief elevator ride from our main lobby to the top floor.
    On the Front continues to be the perfect location for special celebrations and everyday get-togethers with family and friends. Many have discovered that its skyline setting is also ideal for an intimate dinner with that someone special.
  • Professional Services and Businesses - Floors 1 through 5 and 14th Floor
    Remaining on the lower and upper-most floors of First Sarnia Place is an array of professional service, business and government offices. Check the main lobby directory for the location of the businesses and services that continue to conduct business from the convenience of 201 Front Street in downtown Sarnia.

For further information please contact:
John Elliott
Media Relations

Upcoming Events

First Place Sarnia proving to be a waterfront delight

Since the first announcement of its luxury condominium transformation project, First Sarnia Place has hosted a variety of special events to showcase the waterfront tower's many features.

The events began with an exclusive and personal workshop led by the project's interior designer, Elizabeth Gilvesy and continued with ideas for balcony gardening by local experts DeGroot's Nursery. Our latest seminar introduced our guests to African travel destination, presented by our downtown neighbour, Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

Plans are already underway for more special events in the upcoming months.

We'll be continuing to form more partnerships with other Sarnia businesses to present feature events that will be both entertaining and educational.

Watch this page for further details and dates.

Accredited news/trade media personnel may be added to our events and information updates contact list by phoning 519-541-2343 or e-mailing us at

Sales of our luxury condominiums have reached above the 75 percent sold mark and our residents are thoroughly enjoying their premier waterfront location. Interest in our remaining First Sarnia Place condominiums remains high and our sales staff continue to welcome new and returning visitors to our model suite. Enquiries...

Contact us for effective images and expert descriptions to help you to introduce this exciting, new style to your audience. Please note that our model suite will be closed for a short period during the summer, as part of our interior transformation plans.

Get a first-hand view of the transformation. Accredited media representatives are invited to enquire about pre-arranged tours of First Sarnia Place, where the transformation from offices to luxury condominiums is ongoing throughout the week. The beginning of our exterior transformation, including the addition of a two-story glass vestibule, is sure to increase interest in the project. Please contact us to arrange a personalized tour, which will include lots of photo opportunities and, of course, our one-of-a-kind panorama of Sarnia, Port Huron, the St. Clair River and Lake Huron.

Check back often for further details about upcoming activities connected with our First Sarnia Place luxury waterfront condominiums. Media representatives are also invited to register to receive updates about upcoming First Sarnia Place special events and story opportunities immediately upon release. Just email us at