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Waterstone by DiCenzo

Life is different at Waterstone with Modern Townes by Dicenzo coming to Collingwood

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Life is different at Waterstone with Modern Townes by Dicenzo coming to Collingwood

Tucked between the mountain and the lake is a hidden gem. Waterstone by DiCenzo Homes is a brand new community of modern townhomes coming to Collingwood, only minutes away from the pristine shores of Lake Huron. Contemporary towns bring a touch of luxury to the incredible natural scenery of Blue Mountain, creating a neighbourhood of well-crafted three storey towns. A unique setting deserves unique homes, and Waterstone is prepared to deliver exactly that.

Collingwood’s historic charm and vibrant community is a place of four-season excitement. The scenery of Blue Mountain brings tranquility to your home, but the appeal goes far beyond simple looks. The famous slopes are conveniently close, with endless opportunities right at your fingertips. Collingwood is renowned for its outdoor recreation, whether you enjoy hiking, biking or golfing, boating, swimming or fishing, or you prefer skiing, snowshoeing, or skating. Blue Mountain, Georgian Bay and acres of conservation all add up to the perfect outdoor playground. Whatever the season, Collingwood provides the opportunities to get outside and explore like nowhere else.

Along with its unique outdoor amenities, Collingwood is home to every modern convenience you desire and a friendly, dynamic community. The historic Downtown is always a bustling place, where patios and shops line the streets. Every Saturday morning comes the weekly Farmers’ Market, where local vendors sell their fresh produce, homemade baked goods, artisanal crafts and hand-made honey and preserves. Winter brings ski season, with Blue Mountain just around the bend and cosy cafes close to home for an apres-ski coffee with friends. Festivals occur indoors and out all year round, where residents can gather and celebrate with ice cold refreshments or a hot chocolate and good cheer to warm up.

With a community like this, it’s no wonder that Collingwood is one of the best places to maintain a great balance for work and play. Away from the rush of the city, everything is different by the Lake. The Greater Barrie Area is a short and scenic commute, far from the traffic of a packed highway, and coming home to nature inspires tranquility and relaxation. The endless opportunities for recreation both in and out of town ensure that your personal life is as fulfilling as your professional. It’s a lifestyle like no other in the Golden Horseshoe. This is a place where people pause to take a moment – to stop, look and listen.

Waterstone Modern Townes puts you right at the centre of this remarkable community. Not only is the Lake a short walk from home with the mountain creating the perfect backdrop, but everything downtown Collingwood has to offer is right at your fingertips. This established neighbourhood is the perfect place for the modern homes of Waterstone. Contemporary exteriors bring warm tones and textures to the street to create a dynamic yet natural addition to the scenic landscape. These homes form a private enclave to provide a quiet, safe neighbourhood surrounded by the beautiful homes you love.

The homes of Waterstone are contemporary three-storey towns boasting ample living space, with models starting at 1,575 sq. ft. Featuring two-bedrooms plus home office, these spacious homes are the perfect size. A second living room provides plenty of space for entertaining, or can instead be selected as a third bedroom if desired. The additional option for alternative third-floor layouts make these homes incredibly versatile to best suit your needs. Open concept kitchens come with an island, expanding your cooking and storage space while also bringing people together around the heart of the home. Luxury finishes transform the interiors of each home into a modern oasis within this charming historic community.

Main-floor access to the outdoors and large windows bring the beauty of Collingwood into your home. Plenty of natural light fills each home with these open-concept designs, creating the perfect environment for energy and productivity or rest and relaxation. These are homes built for the tranquility and focus that nature brings, channeling it into inspiring natural designs and fine finishes.new town Waterstone is a place where you can experience refined living at home, with adventure right next door – an unmatched combination only found here in Collingwood.

Waterstone is a place of breathtaking views and incredible opportunities. These thoughtfully designed Modern Townes bring you to one of the most unique neighbourhoods in the area, where modern living and nature combine. Afternoons spent sailing and evenings under the stars are in your future, and you can find them in Collingwood. Listen closely, and you can almost hear waves on the shore.

Visit the website to keep up-to-date on this exciting new opportunity between the lake and the mountain.

LOCATION

Collingwood

DEVELOPER

DiCenzo Homes

DEVELOPMENT

Waterstone

HOME TYPE

Townhomes

CONTACT

waterstonetownes.com


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Georgian has created a modern eco-friendly twist on classic designs

Georgian has created a modern eco-friendly twist on classic designs

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Georgian has created a modern eco-friendly twist on classic designs

When Georgian Communities brought Braestone to Oro-Medonte, the company’s vision brought to life the design of the classic farmhouses of this region reimagined. Georgian created a modern, eco-friendly twist on these classic designs that blends perfectly with the region’s rich history, rolling fields and lush woodlands. This is a dream come to life, where the serenity of country living meets sophistication and community. These stunning farmhouse estates sell from the $800,000s, with designs ranging from bungalows and two-storey homes to optional finished coach houses, offering versatility to each and every homeowner.

Windfall is a place unlike any other. This story began with the breathtaking landscape of Blue Mountain and the natural history of the region, and developed into a celebration of the classic architecture of the Georgian Bay cottage. A close-knit neighbourhood in spirit, yet with plenty of space to stretch out, Windfall is a dynamic blend of nature and neighbours. Rustic design recalls the simplicity of our past, with warm gas porch lanterns creating a glowing welcome, and diverse architecture making streetscapes as varied as each of our homeowners. Singles and semi-detached homes at Windfall are selling from the $500,000s, with options to make these homes truly unique. This is a tribute to nature and community as timeless as the mountains.

Georgian’s newest of three communities is an addition to the spectacular Windfall neighbourhood at Blue Mountain. This new chapter is called Mountain House, and one look will have you falling in love. Rustic, chalet-inspired architecture with wood and stone accents belong here, with ski hills framing the skyline. Everything you love about a chalet and a condo community are refined here, whether it’s cosying up to a fireplace or enjoying the four-season spa with both hot and cold outdoor pools and a sauna. Wellness has a new meaning at Mountain House, where modern condos from the $300,000s live in harmony with the beauty of Blue Mountain and Georgian Bay.

These communities are more than brick and mortar. Within their beautiful natural locations and distinctive architecture is the true secret of a Georgian community – lifestyle. True to their locations, each of these communities features amenities that mirror the landscapes and elevate your lifestyle. Georgian calls them “Remarkables”: an apiary, a sugar shack, orchards, a pumpkin patch, a Christmas tree farm, spa, bike repair stations and outdoor wood burning fireplaces. These are features that create a highly emotional impact on communities and the lifestyles they nurture. Simplistic, sophisticated and utterly remarkable.

Georgian is excited to remind you of its upcoming new releases at both Braestone and Windfall coming this year. Families have flocked to these neighbourhoods seeking the reprieve from city life and finding the Georgian lifestyle instead, which means that all communities have been selling fast. These new releases bring new opportunities to find a haven from urban life and discover the next chapter of your life.

Georgian Communities is here to bring you a life one with nature. Keep your eyes open for the upcoming releases at Braestone and Windfall by checking the website at georgiancommunities.ca, and discover life as it’s meant to be lived.

LOCATION
Oro-Medonte
Town of Blue Mountains

DEVELOPER
Georgian Communities

DEVELOPMENT
Braestone Estates
Windfall at Blue
Mountain House at Windfall

HOME TYPE
Condos
Semi-Detached
Single

WEBSITES
braestone.ca
windfallatblue.com
mountainhousewindfall.ca

CONTACT
85 Bayfield St., Ste. 500, Barrie

705.730.5900

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In Conversation With… Mike Parker, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Georgian International Build Corp.

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In Conversation With… Mike Parker, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Georgian International Build Corp.

Some homebuyers, be they empty-nesters or those just looking for a little more privacy, love space. Quieter locations, larger homes, bigger lots… it’s as much a lifestyle choice as it is a new home selection. Georgian International, with unique communities in locations such as Blue Mountain and Horseshoe Valley, is one builder that caters to this demand.

It’s early days yet, but some experts suggest these very homebuyers might become a fast-growing demographic in a post-pandemic market.

And Georgian, offering “more than a floorplan, but an opportunity for a more balanced way of life,” seems well positioned to deliver.

Mike Parker, vice-president of sales and marketing, discusses the Georgian approach – pre- and post-COVID-19.

When we last spoke, for our Special Report: Outlook 2020 in our January issue, you were quite bullish on the outlook for 2020. How were things unfolding before COVID-19… pretty much as you expected?

Yes, we had a positive start to the year. All of our sites were essentially in the same position, with final lots and suites in current phases well positioned to be sold out by the end of the first quarter. We continue to have strong interest in our communities with people connecting with us daily, collecting information and asking questions, however, people are more cautious to move forward with a purchase at this time. Due to demand, we opened our final phase at Mountain House in Blue Mountain just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously, this altered our outcome, however, a good percentage of our purchasers continued with their purchase.

The pandemic has obviously changed everything, at least for the time being. How is Georgian Communities operating during this time – for example, accepting sales centre visits by appointment only, giving virtual tours…

Like all businesses, we’ve had to adapt to new health and safety measures to help ensure the well-being of our staff, and of course the public. Our production team continues to construct our homes and condos, albeit under stricter working protocols. We’ve increased communication with our onsite team to ensure they and our trade partners have the necessary support to conduct their activities safely. Currently, our sales centres and model homes are closed, but we have kept our regular sales centre hours the same with our team working remotely. We previously introduced virtual tours of our model homes and we connect with people through phone, video conference and, of course, email. We’ve had a 30-per-cent increase in website registrations with people spending more time online. This is positive, as it keeps our team busy with follow-up and one-on-one engagement.

And how is all that going?

Our immediate priority is to maintain and promote personal engagement with people. In many aspects, we are conducting our sales operation in the same manner we always have. It’s not unusual for the majority of our initial communication to be done remotely. However, what’s obviously missing, and what I feel will always be important, is the tangible aspects of visiting us. Walking through our model homes, taking in the views, enjoying the local restaurants and shops to get a sense of the area, and of course the in-person interaction with our team are all important components of our sales process. Technology is a tool, and one we absolutely could not operate business without. However, for us, and the nature-rich based communities we have, we want people to be able to experience what we have in person. We look forward to this returning. What we are offering is so much more than a floorplan. It’s an opportunity for a new, more balanced way of life.

Given that your community locations are outside the GTA, how conducive is that to success when the market returns to “normal”?

We are very optimistic that we will see an increase in demand for all of our communities. Windfall and Mountain House in Blue Mountain offer private enclaves away from urban congestion, close to all daily necessities, and set in one of the most beautiful four-season recreational playgrounds.

Similarly, Braestone offers large estate lots set in the picturesque Horseshoe Valley region, another four-season playground. Many of our residents have the ability to work from home, and we suspect this trend will continue as companies have been forced to provide and embrace remote working solutions. We are extremely confident that we have the locations, lifestyle and homes that people desire and, when individual consumer confidence returns, we will remain well positioned.

What is the status of Windfall? How is that project coming along?

Windfall continues to be one of the most sought-after communities in Blue Mountain. Located next to the mountain and within minutes of the slope-side village, it continues to exceed our expectations. To date, we have delivered more than 250 homes and, assuming we will be able to continue building, our construction pipeline is full through the second quarter of 2021. We are not delaying the launch of our next phase, which is scheduled for May/June 2020. You can literally walk to the chair lift from this part of our community and people are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to live here. We have, of course, been in touch with our potential future homeowners to gauge their interest, given the current circumstance, and most plan on moving ahead when we do, in fact, release.

And Braestone?

Braestone is a country estate community located in the Horseshoe Valley region with convenient access to neighbouring Barrie and Orillia. It offers large estate lots with beautiful natural amenities such as berry and pumpkin patches, a maple syrup producing sugar shack, kilometres of trails and unbelievable value compared to the GTA. Residents truly enjoy a life altering style of living, and we believe this community will increase in demand as more and more people look for options further away from the city. Similar to Windfall, we are not delaying the release of our next phase. In fact, we’ve taken advanced reservations on 40 per cent of the upcoming release. We are extremely excited about the escalated increase in interest for Braestone.

How will you welcome buyers back, when things return to normal and the market “reopens”? For example, will you offer any incentives, price discounts or free upgrades…?

We’ve always positioned our homes to offer value that exceeds their price and to be extremely competitive in the market. We have no plans to discount pricing, however, we will continue to offer decor incentives as we always have, as a means to help our customers obtain their priority upgrades.

Our sales philosophy is based on sharing, not selling. Our team simply shares what our communities have to offer, what lifestyle improvements our residents experience, and we provide information through a more holistic approach. Each community we build is designed to create positive interactions between neighbours – places for adventure, dreams, inspiration and coming together in shared experiences. We look forward to this being normal again.

What’s next for Georgian? What other new opportunities are you considering bringing to market?

We are very excited about our future development in the village of Craighurst, which is currently in the planning stages. Located minutes from Hwy. 400 and just 15 kms from north Barrie, this small town community will be embedded in nature, yet minutes to city conveniences. Additionally, we continue to study opportunities within “our own backyard” in the Grey and Simcoe County regions.

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Georgian International walks the talk at Braestone in Horseshoe Valley

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Georgian International walks the talk at Braestone in Horseshoe Valley

What began as a vision of a truly unique country estate community in Horseshoe Valley, #BraestoneLife is now a beautiful reality for the fortunate families who live there. Happily, there is still room for more residents as this welcoming community unfolds.

The skating pond has already seen many a pick-up hockey game and figure skating practice. The field of dreams is the site of home runs marked by corn stalks. Spring is heralded by maple sugaring at the sugar shack. The Christmas tree farm is growing, the berries are ready to be picked, and the pumpkin patch is on track for fall. The many lifestyle amenities that made living at Braestone look so extraordinary on paper are now in place. Braestone calls them Remarkables, life-enriching amenities that foster a deeper, richer connection with the land.

Mike Parker, vice-president of sales and marketing for Georgian International‘s real estate division, was an early purchaser before he joined the company. He says, “My backyard faces Braestone Farm and, as I sit on my porch, I marvel at the progress of this community.”

From the beginning, Barrie-based Georgian International understood that building a community out of nothing takes time, even if the backdrop is a remarkable 556 acres of green fields, lush woodlands and rolling hills. Intending to set traditions that will take hold and continue, the company has held community events: Summer corn roasts with live music; a pancake breakfast fundraiser; horse drawn sleigh rides on Family Day; Braestone maple syrup fundraiser; any excuse for a get together. Staying true to the intention and sustaining it through the building years to give it stability is important to everyone at Braestone.

More than brick and mortar are the connections between the residents who live there, and those that will naturally build and evolve over time. With more than 100 homes now built and occupied, a deep sense of community is forming around residents’ shared love of the natural setting unlike any other and the activities that the land affords them.

Groups have naturally started to form, giving expression to this vibrancy and lifestyle that draws residents to Braestone. A hiking club is one recent example, who meet at a set time before setting off to explore the nature preserve that winds through Braestone. Dog owners, too, are becoming friends as they walk the fields and trails – and so are their four-legged pals.

“The people who live here are inherently nature lovers and enjoy being outdoors, so it’s natural they would join with their neighbours for a hike,” says Mike, adding, “Although there is still work to do, the vision has taken root and is being enjoyed among the families who now call this remarkable community home.”

The children of Braestone have access to many great schools nearby, including the Oro-Medonte Forest School at Horseshoe Resort where kids aged two to 12 spend anywhere from half a day to full day outdoors exploring and learning amid nature’s splendour.

When complete, Braestone will consist of a total of 229 homes, each one a unique expression of its owners yet designed to create an appealing and consistent streetscape using progression architecture around a central core. Authentic gas lanterns will light the porches of these modern interpretation of farmhouse-style detached homes. Interiors reflect the natural setting and include classic quality tongue-and-groove engineered hardwood flooring, with designer tile in the foyers, bathrooms and mudrooms. Optional freestanding tubs are set in front of dreamy views over the valley, inviting a relaxing soak to refresh.

Everyone has a unique take on life and being in Horseshoe Valley in the heart of everything you love offers you a world of activities that will satisfy most everyday needs, and more. Braestone is close to Barrie and Orillia with numerous malls, shops, markets to choose from. Both centres boast stunning waterfront parks to enjoy the beaches as well as scheduled events and festivals. Golfing enthusiasts don’t have to go far to tee off – Braestone Club and other courses are nearby. Outdoor fun doesn’t end when the snow falls either. Ski resorts are dotted around the local neighbourhood and Blue Mountain is a short drive away.

Braestone is well on its way to becoming one of the prettiest new home and lifestyle communities in the country, offering vitality and activity. You are invited to join the story. Some homesites are still available in Phase 4, so hurry in for a site tour. The weather’s fine and the welcome is warm.

Georgian International. Unlike others.

One of Simcoe County’s most influential and recognized names, Georgian International is a dynamic leader in automotive retail and a dominant real estate investor in commercial and residential opportunities, including Windfall, Mountain House at Windfall and Braestone. Passionate about giving back to the community, Georgian has made it their mission to create legacy communities of artfully designed architecture inspired by small town Canada, with amenities that improve peoples’ lives, giving people that sense of home ensconced among mountains, lakes, Christmas tree parks, skating ponds. Homes and hometown communities that truly exceed buyers’ dreams.

GEORGIAN INTERNATIONAL

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Georgian International offers remarkable communities in Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia area

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Georgian International offers remarkable communities in Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia area

Active families and retirees are heading in droves to the Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia region for its natural beauty and world-class attractions. Once here, they are delighted to discover that Georgian International, a visionary developer with strong roots in the neighbourhood offers exactly what they’re in search of; thoughtful communities that are an authentic reflection of small town Canada.

Braestone at Horseshoe Valley. Country Estate, rethought

Gas-fired lanterns. A pumpkin patch. A Christmas tree farm. A baseball diamond encircled by corn stalks à la Field of Dreams. These idyllic features complement the farmhouse-style homes that make up the Braestone estate community, one hour north of the GTA in Horseshoe Valley.

Braestone
Braestone

Developed by Georgian International, the 229 homes sit on 556 acres in the Oro-Medonte township. These ingredients, known as “remarkables,” truly capture the uniqueness of living here that appeals to prospective buyers.

Bringing a unique approach to Ontario real estate is a hallmark of the company. “What we’re doing is not what other developers are doing,” says Mike Parker, vice-president, sales and marketing for Georgian International’s Real Estate Division. “In the planning process, we came up with community features that will enhance people’s lives, that will be part of their active lifestyles.”

Bathroom at Braestone
Bathroom at Braestone

For example, a toboggan hill is a family-friendly add-on, and a sugar shack can teach residents about the age-old practice of tapping maple trees. “Braestone buyers are typically nature lovers and enjoy being outdoors,” Parker notes, “and that’s why we created remarkables like a skating pond, a berry patch.”

Parker adds that they regularly hold events for the community with the intention that the traditions will continue long after the development is built out. Summer corn roasts with live music, a pancake breakfast fundraiser, and family day horse drawn sleigh rides are just a few.

Livingroom at Braestone
Livingroom at Braestone

Besides successful sales, Braestone’s eye-catching offerings and impressive amenities are getting noticed by the industry. It was recognized as Best New Home Community of the Year in 2016 by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, and its Discovery Centre was named 2016 Best Lowrise Homes Sales Office in Canada by the CHBA. Most recently, the “Thoroughbred” model was awarded Best Two-Storey Design up to 2,500 sq. ft. by the Ontario Homes Builders Association.

Interior flourishes make the Braestone homes visually appealing, to say the least: Floors come complete with tongue-and-groove maple or oak, and porcelain tile is found in the bathrooms, foyers and mudrooms. Master bathrooms showcase an island-style soaker tub.

Windfall at Blue Mountain

Winner of the Simcoe County Home Builders Awards’ Project Of The Year 2017. Georgian International’s popular Windfall is a 609-home community at the base of Blue Mountain that attracts buyers looking for “comfort, character, culture and community with a relaxed way of life,” says Parker.

He notes that “it’s a place where nature and neighbourhood are in perfect balance… with community trails, Georgian Bay on one side, and the Niagara Escarpment on the other the beauty of the natural landscape is simply amazing.”

Windfall
Windfall

In the heart of the community will be The Shed, a barn-inspired gathering place that will form the hub for residents to network, socialize and relax. Cold- and hot-water outdoor pools are planned to further promote relaxed living.

“The semis and detached homes differ from the look of Braestone units with more mountain-like colours and shades,” Parker remarks. But both will feature a trademark flourish for Georgian International developments: Gas-powered lanterns.

“There’s a romantic feel, an ambiance, to lanterns that is special and not done by anyone else,” Parker says.

Buyers can select from well-appointed standard features or upgrade interior design packages that coordinate interior finishes, including flooring, cabinetry, countertops, lighting and other fixtures. started moving in this spring, beginning in May.

Bridge at Windfall
Bridge at Windfall

When fully completed, the 230-unit Mountain House will consist of two-, three, and four-storey buildings. The terrace suites boast a chalet-style and complemented by a community building, a bike repair station, a sauna and relaxation room, hot and cold pools and an idyllic setting. “Like all our projects, the standard features, such as full, glass-walled showers and exterior gas lanterns, go above and beyond expectations,” says Parker.

Mountain House
Mountain House

Close to Windfall and Mountain House are the historic areas of Collingwood, Blue Mountain Resort and Wasaga Beach, as all three regions are “remarkables” onto themselves for Ontario residents. Nearby activities include boating on Georgian Bay, fishing, snowboarding, ATV trail tours, water parks, golfing, sleigh rides and guided snowshoe hikes.

Georgian International. At home in beautiful Simcoe County

Georgian International is not just carving its own path in the real estate business, which began in 1985. The diverse company’s divisions include Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC and Air Georgian.

Georgian International has made it its mission to create communities of artfully designed architecture inspired by small town Canada, with amenities that improve peoples’ lives, giving people that sense of home ensconced among mountains, lakes, Christmas tree parks, and skating ponds.

And if that isn’t being Canadian at its most grassroots, we don’t know what is.

GEORGIAN INTERNATIONAL

For further information visit the Braestone, Windfall and Mountain House websites.


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Ashton Meadows by Briarwood Development Group

Ashton Meadows offers affordable living at its finest

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Ashton Meadows offers affordable living at its finest

Premiering soon in Stayner, is Ashton Meadows – a new perspective on affordable living. Envisioned by Briarwood Development Group, it’s what discerning new home purchasers have been looking for. Ashton Meadows is a family community of inspired designs, in a great location, while still being well-priced. This master-planned community includes parks and natural green spaces, with plans to build village amenities on site.

Lots to choose from

Currently being offered is a collection of detached homes on 45- and 50-foot lots – tastefully positioned along pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. Among the 21 models available, there are a total of 63 variations, so that you can choose exactly what you’re looking for.

Detached bungalows, bungalows with lofts and two-storey homes include up to five bedrooms on models that range up to 3,155 square feet. Exterior facades feature brick and stone, or brick and siding, in addition to two-car garages, large windows, covered porches and architectural accents.

Interiors include open-concept great rooms, and wonderful kitchen and breakfast room combinations. Many models feature formal rooms, and available options may include, media lofts, and tray or waffle ceilings, in addition to second and third bedrooms with connected bathrooms. A main-floor laundry room is accessed through the garage, and select floorplans feature walk-in closets and spacious master bedrooms with spa-inspired bathrooms. Homes at Ashton Meadows are priced from the mid $400s.

A vibrant village

A relaxing, all-encompassing way-of-life is possible at Ashton Meadows. Set in a tranquil location, but surrounded by exceptional amenities, it’s a great place to live, work and play.

The town of Stayner is a vibrant, and sustainable, community located in the beautiful township of Clearview. It offers the perfect mix of everyday shops, services, parks, schools, coffee shops and eateries, as well as a local pub, a new community library, a market, a gallery and a sports arena. A new transit system is in the works.

Just beyond your own backyard, you can access a variety of activities and destinations all year long. Whatever your interests, you’ll find golf courses, nature trails, conservation areas, beaches and ski hills. Or, you may enjoy boating, windsurfing and biking. A selection of fine dining options, pubs, big box shopping, boutiques, galleries and theatre can be found in Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Creemore or Barrie. From Stayner, commuting to the Greater Toronto Area is a breeze.

Briarwood set out to create a community that was not only affordable, but one that inspired a greater appreciation for life. At Ashton Meadows, they’ve considered all of those advantages, along with a whole lot more, for much less.

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Registrations now being accepted at Ashton Meadows.


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Royalton Homes

Royalton Homes have two new Georgian Bay beauties

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Royalton Homes have two new Georgian Bay beauties

Royalton Homes has a special affinity with the southern Georgian Bay area. As a result, they choose incredible locations for their resort-inspired communities. For a first-hand appreciation of these rare opportunities, check out the locations of Aquavil and Blue Vista.

Aquavil

Situated on a prized stretch of 1,100 feet of beachfront on Georgian Bay, just minutes from Blue Mountain and Collingwood, is the truly unique community of Aquavil.

Here, homeowners will enjoy thirty acres of protected natural environment, with connections to an extensive biking and hiking trail system. Sensitively designed, Aquavil provides residents the unique experience of exploring the wonders of nature in their own backyard.

Phase 1 of Aquavil will feature the AquaVilla Residences. This collection of modern homes includes AquaSand beachfront residences, AquaGarden semi-detached homes and AquaBlue townhomes. Amenities that would rival any first-class resort, include the AquaClub, which is a private recreation complex with a fully equipped gym, a gathering area, swimming pools, a hot tub and a fire pit. Prices start in the high $400s.

In the second phase of Aquavil, AquaSquare will include residences, as well as a large community area with shops, restaurants and local services.

Blue Vista

In honour of the Blue Mountain area, Royalton Homes is also pleased to announce a phenomenal new community called Blue Vista. With views of the Blue Mountain slopes, the neighbouring Monterra Golf Course, and the relaxing, award-winning baths of the Scandinave Spa, Blue Vista is the perfect retreat for everyday living or seasonal enjoyment.

Modern home designs are set on 50- to 60-foot lots. A selection of bungalows feature luxurious master suites. Two-storey homes are available with two-, three- or four-bedroom layouts, many with rooftop terraces and lookouts to the surrounding vistas and the greens of Monterra. Prices start from the mid $500s.

Designed around a retreat-like lifestyle, the exclusive neighbourhood of Blue Vista is ideally situated in the Town of The Blue Mountains. In addition, its just minutes away from the mountains and the shores of Georgian Bay, as well as the amenities of Collingwood and the surrounding region.

The builder

For more than two decades, this boutique builder has been building exceptional communities in one of Ontario’s favourite four-season destinations. The two principals of Royalton Homes, Samer and Sal Chaaya, take part in every aspect of the development – from start to finish. This hands-on, personal approach is what today’s homebuyers have come to expect.

Royalton Homes is actively developing the exciting new communities of Aquavil and Blue Vista.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Registrations are now being accepted at both sites.

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Georgian International: Creating remarkable communities

Georgian International – creating remarkable communities

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Georgian International – creating remarkable communities

One of the hallmarks of Georgian International‘s success is the unique approach the company brings to each project. As a result, it is known for some of the most exceptional and desirable communities, such as the award-winning Braestone in Horseshoe Valley, and Windfall and Mountain House in the Blue Mountains.

Mountain House at Windfall

Bridging the gap between wild and wondrous, Mountain House at Windfall is exactly what you’d imagine chalet living at Blue Mountain to be like. This exclusive mountain community was created slope-side, over a sprawling 10 acres, in the centre of nature’s four-season playground. In addition, it’s just minutes away from the shops of Blue Mountain Village, the beaches of Georgian Bay, the historic Town of Collingwood and some of Ontario’s most compelling natural attractions.

A way of life

The private, club-like, four-season amenity facility takes Mountain House to the next level. Escape to Zephyr Springs, the community’s own Nordic spa-inspired space. Here, you can soak up the gorgeous views of the mountains, while you unwind in the sauna, hot and cold pools, and the source pool. The relaxation and fitness room, as well as the extensive landscaped lounge area, are perfect for yoga, stretching, reading or quiet reflection. The Après Lodge is a secluded social space that features conversation areas – perfect for meeting up with friends and family. There’s also an outdoor, wood burning fireplace, a bike tune-up and parking area.

It’s all in the details

Authentic, gas-fired lanterns will welcome you home. Inspired by the surrounding forests and mountains, the stone accents and heavy timber frames are natural architectural enhancements on the 12 buildings that make up Mountain House. A total of 230 suites range in size from 675 to 1,150 sq. ft., and start from low $300,000s. Each unit includes a well-designed contemporary kitchen and a spacious private terrace. High-end features and finishes complement an elegant mountain lifestyle.

Now’s the time

Mountain House is the ideal location to enjoy nature year-round. And while many people desire this type of lifestyle, the ongoing maintenance required throughout the seasons is a deterrent. Here, all of your available time is spent doing the things that you want to do – from the exhilarating to the sublime. Finish off a perfect day of hiking, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, golfing or swimming by laying back in the warmth of the Nordic baths – extra magical during the winter months. Mountain House was recently awarded Project of the Year by the Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association. Construction is well underway, and due to popular demand, Georgian International is poised to release its second of three phases.

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The natural wonders of Collingwood

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The natural wonders of Collingwood

By Cece M. Scott cecescott.com

Incorporated as a town in 1858, Collingwood became a shipping hub for products that were destined for the upper Great Lakes ports of Chicago and Thunder Bay. For more than a century, shipbuilding was the town’s main industry. In 1986 the shipyards were closed, and the waterfront is now a revered leisure destination.

Bring it on

Located on the southern end of Georgian Bay, Collingwood is the gateway to the Blue Mountains, where skiing, snowboarding, shopping and fine dining offer the best that winter has to offer.

Blue Mountain is Ontario’s largest village resort, just 90 minutes north of Toronto and 11 kilometres west of Collingwood. There are 43 ski and snowboard trails, 365 skiable acres and a vertical drop of 720 feet. At the base of the mountain, The Village features more than 45 distinctive restaurants, bars and retail shops. Along with the popular Scandinave Spa, visitors can also enjoy the village’s two onsite spas.

Off-hill winter activities include tennis, the aquatic centre, snowshoeing, and new Woodview Mountaintop Skating Trail at the top of Blue.

With the growing popularity of Winter Fat Biking, mountain bikers can now spin their wheels all year long. Fat bikes use tires that are inflated with less air pressure, which make navigating through snowy terrain a fun way to improve balance and strengthen winter legs.

WHET YOUR WHISTLE

The Whiskylicious festival, running from Feb. 1 to 12, is a whiskey-infused celebration of local food. The outdoor ice bars and culinary pairings are inspired by Collingwood Whiskey – a toasted, Maplewood-finished Canadian blend. Located in the downtown core, the festival is a showcase of signature chef dishes, music, arts and brewers.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the The Apple Pie Trail – and apple pie is just the beginning. Inspired by South Georgian Bay’s applegrowing history, the mighty apple is celebrated with a culinary adventure trail, farms, shopping and local experiences.

Take the five-kilometre trek across southern Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge, and through the trails of Scenic Caves Nordic Centre.

SUMMER THRILLS

The distinctive shoreline and blue waters of Georgian Bay, mixed with the area’s rich marine history, are natural highlights for all types of boaters.

The Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster (Ontario’s first) is a one-km ride through the Niagara Escarpment’s diverse terrain. Drivers can reach an exhilarating 42 kilometres per hour.

Popular golf courses in the area include the 18-hole, par 71 Duntroon Highlands Golf Club, which offers spectacular vistas of Collingwood, Stayner and Blue, as well as the Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club, The Georgian Bay Club and Batteaux Creek Golf Club.

STROLLIN’ ALONG

With 60 kilometres of four-season, well-marked, multi-use trails, touring around Collingwood is perpetually pleasurable. The downtown core is jam-packed with trendy clothing stores, spas, galleries, fine dining, artisan cafes, live music venues, pubs and bars, in addition to dozens of art galleries and studios. Colourful panels and murals are creative reminders of Collingwood’s historical past, spanning more than two centuries.

Visitors and residents are passionate about the The Good Food Stroll – a walking or biking tour that showcases Collingwood’s love affair with food. Much is sourced from local farmers, and includes restaurant pit stops, cafes, specialty food outlets, food markets, cafes and sweet shops.

THE SPIRITS OF COLLINGWOOD

The soil and unique climate associated with this region are key elements in the making of the distinctive wine at Georgian Hills Vineyards. During the winter, visitors can snowshoe through the vineyards and enjoy artisanal cheeses and a glass of wine after their trek.

Collingwood’s craft breweries, include Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen, The Collingwood Brewery and Side Launch Brewing Company Inc. (named for the town’s shipbuilding industry).

Meaford is the heart of Ontario’s apple country. Stayner and Thornbury, a short drive from Collingwood, offer eclectic variations of the small town experience, and numerous pick-yourown farms en-route.

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