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You can't retire in Professor's Walk Orillia

You can’t retire in Professor’s Walk Orillia

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You can’t retire in Professor’s Walk Orillia

Democrat Homes has made it practically impossible for you to retire in Professor’s Walk in Orillia! Certainly, all the hallmarks of inspired retirement-style living are here, but none of the exclusionary negatives often associated with typical “retirement communities.”

First of all, Professor’s Walk is a blended community with a good mix of 50-plus homeowners and 20-plus young families, all living harmoniously in a small-town atmosphere surrounded by big city amenities. You own your own home here – no condo fees or restrictive boards telling you what do, and when you can do it! Mainstreet Orillia with its picture postcard charm is just a five-minute drive away… as are the big box stores and familiar restaurants of the new Orillia. If you prefer to walk, hike or bike, your home is surrounded by trails, woods and protected greenspaces. Bass Lake is close at hand… and don’t forget the Lightfoot trail and scenic waterfront also within easy reach. The setting alone inspires activity filled days and delicious evenings.

You can fill your days with a busy schedule of visiting museums and art galleries, sports and theatre… all followed by wining and dining to your heart’s content. Orillia also has a vibrant music season topped by the world-renowned Mariposa Folk Festival. If work is still in your future… work from home with available highspeed Internet, convenient public transit and easy connections to highways. Professor’s Walk is just one hour north of north Toronto, and 15 minutes from Barrie.

But what about the houses? Phase 4 offers a gorgeous assortment of bungalows and two-storey homes on 40- and 50-ft. lots, all with two-car garages. The two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts provide maximum lifestyle options combined with open layouts and sun-dappled windows. The bungalows are ideal for empty-nesters who prefer life with fewer stairs to climb. But their gourmet kitchens (with three-piece appliance package included) and spa inspired ensuites, ensure a commodious life with plenty of style. The manageable lawns and gardens are perfectly suited to low or even no maintenance living, with a small assist from extremely affordable grass and snow services.

Two-storey homes top out at an expansive 2,900 sq. ft., with traditional layouts and spacious principal rooms. The master bedrooms are designed with walk-in closets and large ensuites that are well equipped with sunken tubs and separate showers. The standards included in the purchase price, mean that you don’t have to upgrade anything if you so desire. Stone and brick facades, oak stairs, hardwood and plush carpeted areas, nine-ft. main floor heights and California knock-down ceilings are just a few of the exceptional features included.

Best of all, these state-of-the art homes come in more than 12 designs starting from the mid $400,000s. You can cash out your big city home and move here for half the Toronto price. Professor’s Walk is another fine project by Democrat Homes, with more than four decades of creating homes… built to appreciate.


FEATURED: Detached homes on 40- and 50-ft. lots

LOCATION: University Avenue in Orillia

BUILDER: Democrat Homes

PRICES: Starting from mid $400,000s

Visit the presentation centre, located at the corner of University Ave. and Diana Dr. in Orillia. The presentation centre is open by appointment only Monday to Wednesday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends.





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Flato's Edgewood Suites is Dundalk's first adult-lifestyle community

Flato’s Edgewood Suites is Dundalk’s first adult-lifestyle community

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Flato’s Edgewood Suites is Dundalk’s first adult-lifestyle community

When you imagine retirement, don’t you see yourself living close to everything you know and love? Close to family, friends, your favourite shops and restaurants? Living an active lifestyle in the place you’ve always considered home.

You can have all of that and more, especially when you hear and experience all that the new Edgewood Suites has to offer.

Previews of Dundalk’s first adult lifestyle community will begin soon. See what a unique and laidback approach to independent living, in a safe neighbourhood in the heart of Dundalk, looks like. Experience the freedom to live the life you’re always dreamed of with unspoiled nature, parks and countless amenities at your fingertips.

At Edgewood Suites you can choose to rent spacious studio rentals, one-bedroom or two-bedroom units. The building includes a cards room, a rec room, a multi-purpose room, a library and a faith room. Residents will enjoy a concierge service, open dining, as well as a guest room and storage lockers. For entertaining, there is a barbecue patio and a lovely gazebo outside.

There will be endless activities for everyone. Musical performances and classes on site, as well as gardening opportunities and library activities. Participate in birthday parties, bingos, baking sessions and monthly pot lucks.

Residents will also have access to regular painting classes, movie nights, health and wellness workshops and more.

Community builder FLATO Developments is responding to the demand from local seniors who want to stay in the community and decided to bring its flagship adult lifestyle apartment building to Dundalk. Creating space for adults 55-plus and seniors to live in Dundalk is important to the vitality of the entire community.

When planning the amenities for this adult lifestyle apartment, FLATO Developments designed Edgewood Suites to take some of the burden of household maintenance off residents’ shoulder.

Edgewood Suites is also ideally located and will benefit from a newly-announced inter-community transit route coming to the area this year. The new Grey Transit Route (GTR) will offer regular service along Hwy. 26 between Owen Sound and Town of The Blue Mountains, and along Hwy. 10 between Owen Sound and Orangeville. A third route will also link Owen Sound and Wiarton three days per week. This added transportation link will benefit everyone who lives in Dundalk and Grey County, improving commute times and it will make it easier for anyone going to and from the GTA for family visits, shopping or special events.

Around the apartment community, there are beautiful parks, a nearby 77-km multi-use trail that provides breath-taking views of Georgian Bay, and many conservation areas and provincial parks that are just a short drive away.

From inside to out, Edgewood Suites is an amenity-rich apartment building in a well-connected location. It’s the place retirement dreams are made of.


To learn more, visit edgewoodsuites.ca or flatogroup.com.


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