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Local Focus: Oshawa & Whitby

Is Oshawa & Whitby the next hot new destination?

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Is Oshawa & Whitby the next hot new destination?

As prospective homebuyers have looked outside the Toronto core in search of more affordable lowrise homes in recent years, most of them have headed to Hamilton, Burlington, Milton and other points west.

This migration may soon change.

“The west end of the GTA has a greater diversity of communities that are attracting a diverse range of buyers,” Christopher Alexander, executive vice-president, ReMax of Ontario-Atlantic Canada, told HOMES Magazine earlier this year. “In the past 10 years, there has been significant focus on the growth and development of these regions, whereas historically, Durham has not traditionally been viewed in this same regard. With the boom in areas towards the east, like Prince Edward County, and the affordability leveling out, we will likely see the tide begin to turn.”

So, there you go, homebuyers – keep an eye on Whitby, Oshawa and other parts of Durham Region.

Economic diversity

And don’t let any potential uncertainly over General Motors Canada’s announcement late last year that it would close its Oshawa assembly plant. Oshawa, and other points in Durham, are about a lot more than one company.

“(The) employment sector in Oshawa has been shifting for some time, and Oshawa has healthily diversified to add technology, educational institutions, healthcare, administration and many professionals to its offerings of great jobs and companies in the market,” says Christian Huggett, vice-president, development, at Podium Developments. The company has a number of townhome developments in the city.

“(The GM news) not altered our plans,” he says. “We continue to believe that the outlook is bright for home sales in North Oshawa, buoyed by its proximity and relationship to schools, the 407 network, the significant growth occurring and planned for North Oshawa.”

Location just east of Toronto along Hwy. 401 is among the reasons Whitby and Oshawa draw attention. With Whitby just 59 kms from Toronto and Oshawa 62, commuting is a real option – particularly with recent GO Transit improvements and the expansion of Hwy. 407.

Durham Region Transit connects with the other cities in the region, including Pickering, Ajax, Clarington, Brock and Uxbridge. The 401 runs through the south of region, Hwy. 7 runs across its northern edge and the Hwy. 407 extension to Hwys. 35 and 115 across the top of Durham Region.

Translation? Getting to, from and around Durham is getting increasingly easy, which makes living here and working elsewhere a real possibility.

Expanding attractions

As with any growing municipality, Whitby and Oshawa also offer expanding amenity and retail options. The Oshawa Centre, for example, is the largest shopping complex in Durham and is home to more than 230 outlets. And in downtown Oshawa, of course, there’s a variety of unique shops and restaurants.

In Whitby, Pearson Lane is a historical development that houses boutiques, cafes and services.

Nature is also front and centre, as Oshawa is home to wildlife preserves such as the Pumphouse Marsh, Second Marsh and McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve. Oshawa Botanical Gardens boasts North America’s largest contemporary peony collection.

In Whitby, more than 100 parks more than 60 kilometres of trails, including the Bio-Diversity Trail, the Cullen Central Park Trails, Otter Creek Trail and the Whitby Shores Waterfront Trail, await residents. The 670-acre Lynde Shores Conservation area is known for its wildlife and provides habitat for nesting birds.

Location, location, location

  • Located east of Toronto in York Region, Durham forms the east end of the GTA. Whitby 59 km from Toronto, Oshawa 62 km. Durham population 645,862; Oshawa 159,458; Whitby 128,377.

Key landmarks

  • Lynde Shores Conservation Area
  • Oshawa Botanical Gardens
  • Oshawa Centre
  • Tribute Communities Centre

Select housing developments

OSHAWA

Eastmore Village by Delpark Homes

Ironwood by Podium Developments

O North Urban Towns by Greycrest Homes

Symphony Towns by Marlin Spring

Winchester Estates by Menkes Developments

WHITBY

Park Vista by Paradise Developments

Park Vista by Fieldgate Homes

Station No. 3 by Brookfield Residential

The Hamptons at Country Lane by Heathwood Homes


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Tarion names winners of 2019 Homeowners’ Choice Awards

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Tarion names winners of 2019 Homeowners’ Choice Awards

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Tarion Warranty Corp. has named the winners of its annual Homeowners’ Choice Awards for outstanding builders who received the highest ratings from homebuyers across the province. These are the only awards that focus solely on customer service and are based on feedback from homeowners.

The recipients of the 2019 Homeowners’ Choice Awards are:

  • Brookfield Residential – Highrise Category
  • Hayhoe Homes – Large Volume Category
  • Timberland Homes – Medium Volume Category
  • Chris King and Sons Construction Ltd. – Small Volume Category

In 2017, Tarion introduced a new honour – the Ernest Assaly Award – for an Ontario builder that demonstrates a commitment to building quality and innovation, customer service and community involvement. Similar to a lifetime achievement award, a builder can receive this recognition only once.

The recipient of the 2019 Ernest Assaly Award is The Daniels Corporation.

“A new home is a place to make memories,” says Tarion President and CEO Howard Bogach, “and a builder has a big role in determining whether a homeowner’s first memories are positive ones. Thanks to their exemplary customer service, this year’s award recipients not only met – but exceeded – expectations and by so doing set an example for others to follow.”

The Homeowners’ Choice Awards are presented annually based on the results of surveys completed by new homebuyers from across the province. In 2018, Tarion polled 54,518 new-home buyers, asking them about their builder’s performance before, during and after they moved into their new home. More than 11,376 homeowners responded and their feedback determined the recipients for outstanding customer service in the four categories.

The Ernest Assaly Award recognizes the highest level of excellence in Ontario home building while honouring the legacy of Ernest Assaly, a highly respected leader in the residential building industry who was Tarion’s first Chair. Only a select number of Ontario builders met the rigorous criteria required to receive an invitation to make a submission. The recipient of the Ernest Assaly Award is determined by Tarion’s board of directors.

“A well-built home backed by excellent customer service equals a satisfied homeowner,” says Bogach. “Through Tarion’s awards program, these happy homeowners are able to recognize their builders for going the extra mile, and this helps build confidence in the new home building industry as a whole. We congratulate this year’s recipients for their success in creating a positive home-buying experience that their homeowners are happy to share.”

For the full list of Homeowners’ Choice Awards finalists, click here. For the full list of the Ernest Assaly Award finalists, click here.

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Local Focus: Bradford West Gwillimbury & New Tecumseth

Bradford West Gwillimbury and New Tecumseth ripe for growth

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Bradford West Gwillimbury and New Tecumseth ripe for growth

If you’ve ever driven north on Hwy. 400 heading towards cottage country, perhaps you stopped off, the outlet mall at Cookstown. On summer weekends, anyway, the area might not boast the lightest traffic, but head off the beaten trail and into surrounding communities such as Bradford and New Tecumseth, and you’ll find a lot more than a few bargains to keep you coming back.

Maybe even permanently.

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Indeed, Bradford, which in 1991 amalgamated with the former Townships of West Gwillimbury and Tecumseth to form the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, is beloved for its fertile lands and rich soil. Resplendent with lush farmland, including the Holland Marsh – “the carrot capital of Canada” – forests and rivers, this area is an agricultural hotbed in Ontario.

The Marsh, itself, comprises about 21,000 acres. Development in this area centres around sensitivity to such natural wonders.

With financial and social responsibility in mind, Bradford West Gwillimbury says its administration encourages public participation in the decision-making process for development, to make the area a desirable place to live, work and play.

And, it appears to be happening.

This area, believe it or not, is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Ontario of at least 5,000 residents. According to the 2016 Census, the population of Bradford West Gwillimbury grew 25.8 per cent to 35,325 from 28,077 in 2011 – good enough for 11th in the province.

New Tecumseth

Located in Simcoe County, New Tecumseth comprises the communities of Alliston, Tottenham and Beeton.

These three vibrant urban centres enjoy prosperous activity in agriculture, honey production, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing. Proximity to the 400 series highways and Hwy. 50 affords easy access to the GTA to the south and Kitchener-Waterloo to the west, among other areas, which is all conducive to business growth.

Given such prosperity, people are moving here to live and to do business. According to the town’s economic development office, 35 per cent of residents have moved here within the last five years. Housing development naturally follows, and several builders have projects underway here.

Location, location, location

Bradford West Gwillimbury
Population 35,325
78 kms north of Toronto

New Tecumseth
Population 34,242
87 kms north of Toronto

Select upcoming housing developments, Bradford West Gwillimbury

Dreamfields by CountryWide Homes, detached homes

Dreamfields by Aspen Ridge Homes, detached homes

The Forest by National Homes, detached homes

Select upcoming housing developments, New Tecumseth

Willow Glen by Brookfield Residential, townhomes

Greenridge by Flato Group, detached homes and townhomes

Beeton Creek at West Country by FarSight Homes, detached homes

 

 


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Cover Story: Editor's Choice: Pathways

Cover Story: Editor’s Choice: Pathways

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Cover Story: Editor’s Choice: Pathways

A new release and new models are coming soon to Pathways in Caledon East by Brookfield Residential and CountryWide Homes

Caledon East is the town you have been looking for. With quality schools, a whole host of activities for you and your family to enjoy, and acres of green space, parks and conservation areas to explore, this is the town for you. Caledon East boasts golf courses, spas and ski resorts, as well as a robust arts and culture scene and is a mere 40 minutes from Toronto via Highways 410 and 427, with easy access to GO Transit.

Both Brookfield Residential and CountryWide Homes, the award-winning builders of Pathways, knew that a town like Caledon East, with so many wonderful attributes, would be the perfect location for a community of beautiful homes inspired by a place that cherishes the past while continuously growing.

“We are looking forward to the new release of Pathways. The first phase was so well received, it’s exciting to continue development in Caledon East and to have the opportunity to bring this master-planned community to life,” says Marc Thibault, VP of sales and marketing for Brookfield Residential.

“The neighbourhood is well established, with quality schools, and many parks and trails in the area. Families are sure to appreciate those details when they move into this highly desirable, mature community.”

NEW HOMES FOR A NEW RELEASE

Located in Caledon East at the corner of Old Church Road and Innis Lake Road, Brookfield Residential and CountryWide Homes are proud to work together toward the new release of a community where future homeowners will have the opportunity to choose between 36-foot two-car bungalows and 46- and 50-foot singles.

“We are very proud of Pathways and have no doubt that it will live up to the principles that homeowners have come to expect from us — innovative designs, exceptional quality and superb customer service,” says Thibault.

“It is comforting to know that we will share that desire with a like-minded builder such as CountryWide Homes and to provide homeowners with choice and variety in terms of designs and finishes.”

The community will feature a mix of 36-foot two-car bungalows and singles, and homeowners may choose between homes with a view of the neighbourhood’s community park, the pond, or a backyard that looks out over calming green space.

Each option is designed to bring the natural beauty of Caledon East in while also enriching your life with all of the intelligent spaces and detailed finishes you’d expect to find in a modern, high-quality home.

Pathways is a collaboration between two leading builders in Ontario,” adds Richard Mariani, manager of sales and marketing at CountryWide Homes. “The homes we’re building include a mix of traditional, transitional and contemporary options, designed to appeal to a variety of different tastes. No matter the builder our customers buy from, they are going to receive a high-quality home that complements the elegant and active lifestyle to be found in Caledon East.

“CountryWide homes are available in many different floorplans, and all of those floorplans can be tailored to your family’s needs. Serveries, fourth and fifth bedrooms, libraries and side door entrances leading to service stairs are just some of the optional features that you’ll find at Pathways.”

FEEL SAFE AND WELCOME IN CALEDON EAST

The city of Caledon has repeatedly been included in the list of safest cities in Canada.

“We are incredibly proud of the community we’re building here,” says Mariani. “Caledon East is a beautiful place to live. Not many communities in Ontario can say they have the kind of connection to nature that ours will, and Pathways is going to have access to farmers’ markets, parks, golf courses, equestrian sports, hockey arenas, everything. Plus, Caledon has great schools and it’s a very safe, beautiful town.

“We knew we would be creating a neighbourhood that would be ideal for established families and for people who are looking to move up, just outside the city, without losing that easy access to everything they still want.”

RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR FREE TIME

There is always something exciting to do in Caledon East, no matter what type of activity you most enjoy. For families with kids who love sports, the Caledon Community Complex offers hockey rinks and soccer fields. If golf is your game, Caledon has more than half a dozen courses and clubs in the area. If getting active and enjoying the beauty of nature is more to your taste, then Caledon’s many trails and parks are a wonderful choice.

The Cheltenham Badlands are a lovely natural area to explore, but are not the only available option. The Caledon East Community Park, Caledon Trailway Path, Albion Hills Conservation Area, Glenn Haffy Conservation Area and Edelweiss Park lend Caledon a true sense of being one with nature and help it to remain as one of the greenest towns in Ontario.

A CONNECTED COMMUNITY

The small-town feel of the area doesn’t stop Caledon from offering up a wide range of amenities. Pub or martini bar, sushi or fish and chips, no matter your preference the area has it and more. Residents of Caledon East can choose to buy fresh food from local farmers’ markets, but they can also get all of their shopping done in one place by choosing a big brand store like Zehrs or Walmart.

Artsy families will love that Caledon is home to cultural events like the Headwaters Arts Festival and cultural centres like the Caledon Players Theatre, and all parents can appreciate that the community offers a place where you can trust that your children will grow up with good schools nearby. There are also plenty of medical centres in the area, such as the Brampton Civic Hospital, which means that residents of all ages can stay safe and healthy.

The new release of Pathways, along with its new home designs, is coming soon. Website registrants will be given access to priority information leading up to the launch, and they will also be invited to the VIP Opening Event. All who are interested are encouraged to register online so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity to get first choice of the best options available.

PATHWAYS
Brookfield Residential
CountryWide Homes

Go online to register for priority information, updates and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

MyCaledonEast.ca


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Editor's Choice: Woodhaven

Editor’s Choice: Woodhaven

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Editor’s Choice: Woodhaven

An all-detached community surrounded by mature forests by Brookfield and Ballymore

Imagine living in a place where you could connect with nature, yet still have all life’s modern essentials right at your fingertips. This is the essence of Woodhaven — a new community of family residences at South Aurora’s most exclusive location.

Located off of Yonge Street, just north of Bloomington Road, Woodhaven offers an exquisite selection of 30-, 36- and 38-foot detached residences. Brought to you by Ballymore Homes and Brookfield Residential, this master planned community has already proven to be a huge success among savvy homebuyers.

Woodhaven by Brookfield Residential & Ballymore Homes

Woodhaven is a community of quiet streets and crescents surrounded by mature forests and greenspace. Families will love spending their days here exploring the pristine hiking trails and woodlots that surround the community. The sheer abundance of nature creates a peaceful haven of refuge and retreat. Yet even amidst all this tranquillity, modern convenience is never far away.

A short drive brings residents to the wonderful shopping and dining destinations of downtown Aurora. Discover everything from home essentials at Canadian Tire to cosmopolitan dining at Aw Shucks Oyster Bar and Bistro.

Woodhaven’s ideal location also puts it just moments from some of the most well regarded private schools in the GTA. Aurora Montessori and Private School, Aurora Preparatory Academy and the prestigious St. Andrew’s College are all close at hand. There are a number of excellent public and separate schools right in the neighbourhood as well.

Highways 400 and 404 are both close by, making for equally easy trips into downtown Toronto or up to cottage country. There’s even the Aurora GO Transit station nearby, providing convenient car-free commuting.

An abundance of nature and recreation amenities can also be found here. Woodhaven is located just steps from the prestigious Beacon Hall Golf Club. With an exclusive membership of just 200 people, Beacon Hall boasts a world-class 18-hole golf course rated one the best in the nation. Golf lovers can also explore no fewer than 12 other private and public golf courses within a 15-minute drive.

Woodhaven site

Of course, the greatest appeal of Woodhaven can be found in its exceptional home designs. Exquisitely designed stone, brick and stucco exteriors boast elegant architectural detailing. Large windows, double-car garages, and inviting porches contribute to the elite character of these signature residences.

The interiors of these homes are intimate havens of true sophistication. Open concept contemporary floorplans cultivate a warm and vibrant energy. Every aspect of these designs has been carefully selected to create the ultimate distinctive family living. Designer kitchens, regal dining rooms and lavish master suites set the standard in these stately residences. With a wide range of designs to choose from, your family can find the perfect home to meet your needs here.

Homebuyers at Woodhaven can also enjoy the confidence of purchasing from two of the GTA’s most respected builders.

Ballymore Homes‘ principals have been building acclaimed communities across the GTA since 1995. The company is known for its meticulous attention to detail and exemplary customer support.

Brookfield Residential has built more than 25,000 homes across Ontario in the past 60 years. It’s quality and service excellence has been repeatedly recognized by countless industry awards.

WOODHAVEN
Brookfield Residential
Ballymore Homes

Located at 14222 Yonge Street, north of Bloomington Road, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holiday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Friday.

Ballymore: (905) 503-2154
Brookfield: (905) 503-1209
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Editor’s Choice: Woodhaven

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Editor’s Choice: Woodhaven

Coming this fall 2017 from Ballymore Homes and Brookfield Residential in Aurora

Opportunities to live in Aurora are expanding with Ballymore Homes and Brookfield Residential releasing Woodhaven this fall. Woodhaven is a new master-planned community in Aurora, located on Yonge Street just north of Bloomington Road, featuring a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and mature trees, creating a lush haven.

“Woodhaven is surrounded by green and the stunning natural landscape makes it all the more desirable,” said Marc Thibault, VP of sales and marketing for Brookfield Residential. “Homeowners will be impressed by the abundance of existing trees that have been preserved on the site so the feel of nature will be there from day one.”

Woodhaven will offer a priceless natural setting abounding with trees that captures a lifestyle you have always aspired to, all while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of Aurora. With an amazing selection of shops, restaurants, schools, parks, conservation areas and the GO Transit station nearby, Woodhaven has all the benefits of urban living in a refined atmosphere. Commuters will appreciate Aurora’s close proximity to the city, with Toronto only a mere 30 minutes away via Highways 404, 400 or by GO Transit.

Many of the homes will back onto protected woodlots with an existing treeline providing an abundant natural surrounding and added privacy where desired. The community will have the benefit of quiet cul-de-sac living to enhance the tranquility of the surroundings. Woodhaven will feature a variety of upscale housing options from Ballymore Homes and Brookfield Residential, including detached homes positioned on 30-foot to 50-foot homesites priced from over $1 million.

The homes feature modern designed open spaces to maximize living space, including gourmet kitchens, welcoming family rooms and luxurious ensuites.

“We designed the plans with today’s homebuyers in mind, ensuring open spaces with increased ceiling height and an abundance of windows and natural light flowing into the homes,” said Louie Morra, president of Ballymore Homes. “The homes are well appointed and we’ll continue to build on the principles that homeowners have come to expect from us – innovative designs, exceptional quality and superb selection.”

Woodhaven is scheduled to open this fall and registrants from the website will be provided with priority information and special offers/updates leading up to the opening and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

More selection. More quality. More value. That’s more than just a promise to the new homebuyer — it’s the very foundation upon which Ballymore Homes was established. Since 1995, the principals of Ballymore Homes have been active in virtually every area in and around the GTA including Ajax, Aurora, Ballantrae, Brampton, Markham, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Stouffville, Sutton and Tottenham.

Brookfield Residential has built more than 25,000 homes in Ontario for over 60 years. Brookfield’s ongoing commitment to quality and customer service has earned the company several highly coveted industry recognitions including the J.D. Power and Associates Award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction and Ontario Builder of the Year from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and Tarion.

WOODHAVEN
Ballymore Homes
Brookfield Residential

Register online to receive priority information and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

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Pathways

Editor’s Choice: Pathways

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Editor’s Choice: Pathways

Brought to you by Brookfield Residential and CountryWide Homes, two award-winning builders

Located in Caledon East, at the corner of Old Church Road and Innis Lake Road, Pathways is a community that boasts quality schools, acres of inspirational conservation areas to explore, a plethora of activities — like golf courses, spas and ski resorts — and a robust arts and culture scene.

After a successful Phase 1, Pathways Phase 2 is scheduled to start sales this fall. Future homeowners will be able to choose between 36-foot two-car towns starting from the $800,000s and 42-, 46- and 50-foot singles starting from $1.1 million. A view of the pond or maybe extra-deep homesites backing onto protected green space are also a few options to consider.

This excellent selection is designed to echo the gorgeous landscapes of Caledon while bringing all of the intelligent spaces and detailed finishes you’d expect in a quality, modern home.

“We are thrilled to be building once again in Caledon East and build off the success of the original Pathways community,” said Marc Thibault, VP of sales and marketing for Brookfield Residential. “We have designed our plans to meet the needs of today’s buyers with open-concept layouts to encourage family interaction and connectivity. All of the homes are very well appointed with features and finishes that home buyers come to expect.”

“The homes we’re designing include a mix of traditional, transitional and contemporary options for different tastes,” adds Richard Mariani, manager of sales and marketing at CountryWide Homes. “CountryWide Homes is a renowned premium home builder, and Pathways is a great collaboration between two leading brands in Ontario. “Our homes are available with our signature copper accent roofs, nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, natural gas linear fireplaces, quartz or granite countertops in the kitchen and, in the master bathroom, a freestanding tub in all master ensuites as well as a frameless glass enclosure shower stall; that’s all standard.”

Day or night, weekday or weekend, there’s so much to see and do in Caledon. Take golf for instance. There’s a wealth of choices when it comes to courses and clubs for this sport. Or, if trails and parks are more to you and your family’s tastes, Caledon has that too. The Cheltenham Badlands are a stunning option to explore, but they are far from the only one available. The Caledon Trailway Path, Albion Hills Conservation Area, Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Caledon East Community Park, Trans Canada Trail Pavilion Park, Dicks Dam Park, Edelweiss Park and Glenn Haffy Conservation Area offer a variety of other options. Caledon lives up to its reputation as one of the greenest towns in Ontario.

But that small-town feel doesn’t limit the amenities that are available. Whether residents want to buy fresh, organic food from the farmers’ market or get all their shopping done at once from big brand stores like Walmart or Zehrs, both are covered. Pub or martini bar, sushi or fish and chips, no matter your preference, the area has it and more.

The city of Caledon is gratified to have been included many times in Canada’s top ranking for safest cities.

“We’re incredibly proud of the community we’re building here,” says Thibault. “Caledon East is a beautiful place to live. Plus, Caledon has great schools and it’s a really safe, beautiful town. We knew we would be creating a neighbourhood that would be ideal for established families and for people who are looking to move up, just outside the city, without losing that easy access to everything they still want. We’re starting with a location that’s really special, and that makes all the difference.”

For more information and to gain VIP access to the Pathways phase 2 launch, please register online.

PATHWAYS
Brookfield Residential
CountryWide Homes

The Sales Centre will be located at 56 Queen Street North, Bolton. Go online to register for priority information, updates and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

MyCaledonEast.ca



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Cover Story: Editor's Choice: Pathways in Caledon East

Cover Story: Editor’s Choice: Pathways in Caledon East

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Cover Story: Editor’s Choice: Pathways in Caledon East

Brought to you by two award-winning builders, Brookfield Residential and CountryWide Homes

If you’re looking for a community that boasts quality schools, acres of inspirational conservation areas to explore, a plethora of activities — like golf courses, spas and ski resorts — as well as a robust arts and cultural scene, Caledon is the town for you. Toronto is a mere 40 minutes away via Highways 410 and 427 and there is easy access to Go Transit. With this many attractive attributes, both builders knew that Caledon would be the perfect location for Pathways, a community of beautiful homes inspired by a place that cherishes the past while continuously growing.

“We are very pleased to be building once again in Caledon East and to have the opportunity to bring this master-planned community to life,” says Marc Thibault, VP of sales and marketing for Brookfield Residential. “This neighbourhood is well established, with schools, parks and trails. It’s sure to be a welcome addition to many families looking to move into this highly desirable, mature community.”

ONE OF THE SAFEST COMMUNITIES IN CANADA

The city of Caledon is gratified to have been included many times in Canada’s top rankings as safest cities.

“We are incredibly proud of the community we’re building here,” affirms Richard Mariani, manager of sales and marketing at CountryWide Homes. “Caledon East is a beautiful place to live. Not many communities in Ontario can say they have got the kind of connection to nature that ours will, and Pathways is going to have access to farmers’ markets, parks, golf courses, equestrian sports, hockey arenas, everything. Plus, Caledon has great schools and it’s a very safe, beautiful town.

“We knew we would be creating a neighbourhood that would be ideal for established families and for people who are looking to move up, just outside the city, without losing that easy access to everything they still want.”

HOMES FIT FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE

Located in Caledon East, at the corner of Old Church Road and Innis Lake Road, Brookfield and CountryWide are proud to collaborate toward the construction of a new community where, in the first phase of development, future homeowners will be able to choose between 38- and 42-foot singles starting from the $800,000s. They may also choose between homes with a view of the picturesque community park, one that overlooks the pond, or one with a backyard that looks out over luscious green space.

In future phases, the community will feature a mix of bungalow towns and singles, set on 38-, 42-, 46-, and 50-foot homesites. This excellent selection is designed to echo the gorgeous landscapes of Caledon while bringing all of the intelligent spaces and detailed finishes you’d expect in a quality, modern home.

“We are very proud of Pathways and have no doubt that it will live up to the principles that homeowners have come to expect from us – innovative designs, exceptional quality and superb customer service,” says Thibault. “It is comforting to know that we will share that desire with a like-minded builder such as CountryWide Homes, and to provide homeowners with choice and variety in terms of designs and finishes.”

“Pathways is a great collaboration between two leading builders in Ontario,” adds Mariani. “The homes we’re designing include a mix of traditional, transitional and contemporary options for different tastes. No matter the builder our customers buy from, they are going to receive a high-quality home that complements the elegant and active lifestyle that our homeowners will find in Caledon East.

“CountryWide homes are available in many different floorplans which can be tailored to each family’s needs. Serveries, fourth and fifth bedrooms, libraries and side-door entrances leading to service stairs are just some of the optional features that you’ll find at Pathways.

SMALL TOWN FEEL, GREAT AMENITIES

Day or night, weekday or weekend, there’s so much to see and do in Caledon. Take golf for instance. There’s a wealth of choices when it comes to courses and clubs for this sport. For example, Caledon Golf and Country Club, Osprey Valley Golf Course, Glen Eagle Golf Club, Caledon Woods Golf Club, Devil’s Pulpit Golf Association, Banty’s Roost Golf and Country Club and Mayfield Golf Course are all right in the area.

Or, if trails and parks are more to you and your family’s tastes, Caledon has that too. The Cheltenham Badlands are a stunning option to explore, but they are far from the only one available. The Caledon Trailway Path, Albion Hills Conservation Area, Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, Caledon East Community Park, Dicks Dam Park, Edelweiss Park and Glenn Haffy Conservation Area ensure Caledon is truly one with nature and help to uphold its reputation as one of the greenest towns in Ontario. And for those with kids who love sports, the Caledon Community Complex offers hockey rinks and soccer fields.

But that small-town feel doesn’t limit the amenities that are available. Whether residents want to buy fresh, organic food from the farmers’ market or get all their shopping done at once from big brand stores like Walmart or Zehrs, both are covered. Pub or martini bar, sushi or fish and chips, no matter your preference, the area has it and more.

Your family can enjoy access to cultural events like the Headwaters Arts Festival and the Caledon Strawberry Festival, and the community offers a place where you can trust that your children will grow up with good schools nearby. There are also a variety of medical centres in the area to choose from, such as the Brampton Civic Hospital, so you can keep your family safe and healthy.

The Sales Centre is scheduled to open late in the spring. Registrants from the website will be given access to priority information leading up to the launch and will be invited to the VIP Opening Event. All interested are encouraged to register online so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity to be among the first to choose between the best options available.

PATHWAYS
Brookfield Residential
CountryWide Homes

Located at 56 Queen Street North in Bolton, the Sales Centre will be opening soon. Go online to register for priority information, updates and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

MyCaledonEast.ca


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Building award-winning communities in North America

Building award-winning communities in North America

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Building award-winning communities in North America

by Bryan Tuckey

The GTA is home to some of the best building and development industry professionals in North America.

The work of local members of the industry frequently receives national and international praise and recognition. In January 2017, several of our builders, developers, designers and marketers were recognized south of the border at the National Sales and Marketing Awards. Known as The Nationals, this annual competition honours the best in the industry across North America.

BILD members have a long history of winning at the Nationals and this year our members received 44 silver and 10 gold awards in a range of building, design and marketing categories.

One of the areas in which members did exceptionally well was in the architectural design of attached homes. Minto Communities received two silver awards for their work on two Toronto-based developments. One of them was Bside, a condo development at Bathurst and Front Streets, and the other for Long Branch, a collection of stacked townhomes in the city’s west end. The gold award in the Best Architectural Design of an Attached Home Plan category was presented to BILD member Brookfield Residential for a four-storey contemporary condominium project they are building in the U.S.

Local developers Empire Communities and Tridel were each honoured with two gold awards. Empire won the Best Social Media Campaign and Best Computer Generated Sales Tool awards for Avalon, a community of townhomes and single-family detached homes in Caledonia. Meanwhile Tridel was recognized in the Best Print Ad Campaign and Best Brochure Lifestyle Magazine categories for SQ, a new condominium development in Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood.

Toronto-based marketing agency Montana Steele won the most trophies among BILD members, collecting 19 silver awards and two gold awards. Six of those silver awards were for Rodeo Drive, a condominium development in North York, which earned them a gold award in the Best Print Ad category.

Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.
Fred Losani, right, accepts the Building Industry Community Spirit Award.

A highlight at this year’s Nationals was the presentation of the prestigious Building Industry Community Spirit Award to Losani Homes for its work with the Losani Family Foundation. The annual award is presented to a builder-supported non-profit program or charity and is judged on its originality, concept and execution.

Losani Homes is a builder from Stoney Creek that has been developing new communities in and around the Hamilton area since 1976. It formed the Losani Family Foundation in 2013 with the help of the Hamilton Community Foundation to help support Losani Homes’ various charity work. Since then the foundation has worked with a number of local charities and initiatives such as the Bruce Trail Expedition for Kids and the Toy and Turkey Drive.

More recent efforts saw the Losani Family Foundation partner with Free the Children, a Thornhill-based charity helping impoverished children in developing countries. Last year the foundation took its efforts to Ecuador where several members of the Losani family helped build a classroom and a medical facility that will help service 12,000 people from surrounding villages deep within the Amazon jungle.

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). He can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).


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Woodhaven in Aurora to open this spring

Brookfield Residential is excited to announce its plans to build a new master-planned community in Aurora. Woodhaven, located on Yonge Street just north of Bloomington Road, will feature a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and mature trees, creating a lush haven.

“Woodhaven is surrounded by green and the stunning natural landscape makes it all the more desirable,” said Marc Thibault, VP of sales and marketing for Brookfield Residential. “Homeowners will be impressed by the abundance of existing trees that have been preserved on the site so the feel of nature will be there from day one.”

Woodhaven will offer a priceless natural setting abounding that captures a lifestyle you have always aspired to, all while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of Aurora. With an amazing selection of shops, restaurants, schools, parks, conservation areas and the GO Transit station nearby, Woodhaven has all the benefits of urban living in a refined atmosphere. Commuters will appreciate Aurora’s close proximity to the city, with Toronto a mere 30 minutes away via Highways 404, 400 or by GO Transit.

Many of the homes in the first phase will back onto protected woodlots with an existing treeline providing an abundant natural surrounding and added privacy where desired. The community will have the benefit of quiet cul-de-sac living to enhance the tranquility of the surroundings. Woodhaven will feature a variety of upscale housing options for families in its first phase, including detached homes positioned on 30- to 50-foot homesites.

The homes will feature modern designed open spaces to maximize living space including gourmet kitchens, welcoming family rooms and luxurious ensuites. “We designed the plans with today’s homebuyers in mind ensuring open spaces with increased ceiling height and an abundance of windows and natural light flowing into the homes,” Thibault said.

“The homes are well appointed and we’ll continue to build on the principles that homeowners have come to expect from us – innovative designs, exceptional quality and superb customer service.”

Woodhaven is scheduled to open this spring. Registrants from the website will be provided with priority information and special offers/updates leading up to the opening and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

Brookfield has built more than 25,000 homes in Ontario for over 60 years. Brookfield’s ongoing commitment to quality and customer service has earned the company several highly coveted industry recognitions including the J.D. Power and Associates Award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction and Ontario Builder of the Year from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and Tarion.

Brookfield currently has active communities in Alliston (Treetops), Aurora (The Arbors and Timberlane), Paris (Pinehurst), and Tottenham (Willow Glen).

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Go online to register for priority information, special offers/updates and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

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