Sifton Properties: 95 Years and Counting
Sifton focuses on developing sustainable, energy efficient communities.
It’s a comforting feeling when you know that you’re dealing with a respected company that has decades of experience, not only in the art of construction, but also in their knowledge and best assessments of particular areas that are suited to community development.
Harry Sifton built his first home in London, Ontario in 1923. By the 1940s he was building approximately 20 homes per year on properties that he deemed to be appropriate. He eventually passed the torch to his son, Mowbray, who grew the company to one that was diversified in their construction expertise, to include home building and industrial/commercial construction, as well as residential rental accommodation, property management and retirement living communities.
A third generation of the Sifton family is now at the helm. Richard Sifton (son of Mowbray) recognizes that they are in an envied position as it relates to their chosen areas for development. For 95 years, London and surrounding areas have been their regions of focus. And, these locations have become extremely popular with retirees, due to lower costs and the proximity to major urban centres.
RiverBend Golf Community
Sifton’s RiverBend Golf Community has been specifically tailored for those who are looking forward to their next life chapter. Here, residents have a choice of single-level detached, and attached, villas. Not only is it a gated community with 24-hour concierge service, but the RiverBend Home Check service monitors your home while you’re away. Worry-less considerations at RiverBend also include outdoor maintenance services, so that you no longer have to strain yourself shovelling snow or pulling weeds, providing you more time to do the things that you want to do.
Specifically designed for the mature golfer, the 18-hole championship course encompasses 160 acres that is surrounded by environmentally protected forests. Six sets of tees are rated for golfers of all abilities.
The 28,000-square-foot Clubhouse is the social hot spot at RiverBend. There’s a heated indoor pool, a fitness centre with organized classes, as well as a dining room and a veranda overlooking the greens. A full calendar of events, organized by the Community Social Committee, is sure to spark some unexpected interests.
Homes at RiverBend include architectural enhancements inside, and out, as well as an open-concept kitchen and living areas for easy manoeuvrability. Everything that you could possibly want in a home environment has been thoughtfully considered by the award-winning team of Sifton.
Located in the west end of London is a new development called West 5. This community will include a mix of townhomes, mid rise and high rise apartments. In addition, there will be 150,000 square feet of office space and 400,000 square feet of retail space. Also included, will be a large community park that will host a farmers’ market and planned activities. “Our goal here is to create a net-zero community,” says Rick Gooyers, executive vice president of construction and asset innovation. “Along with better construction methods and technologies, we will generate all of the required energy for the community with solar panels.”
Sifton Properties is forever innovating, and developing, new environmentally sustainable construction methods for the benefit of us all.