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Local Focus: Vaughan

Vaughan is on the move – in more ways than one

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Vaughan is on the move – in more ways than one

Vaughan is a city on the move – quite literally, and in more ways than one. Located north of Toronto in York Region, Vaughan has long been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada, with a population now exceeding 306,000.

Comprising the Woodbridge, Maple, Thornhill, Concord and Kleinburg communities, each with their own characteristics and enjoying their own growth, Vaughan is a hub of development and activity. Once known as the city above Toronto, it’s now “the place to be.” And with good reason.

Hub of activity

With Hwys. 400 and 407 right there, and Hwy. 7 also running through town, transportation and transit have long been important parts of Vaughan. Now they’re central to its future, with the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre rapid transit station, the north terminus of the western section of the Toronto subway’s Line 1. It is also a major transit hub for York Region Transit and the Viva and Zum bus rapid transit services.

Economic growth is occurring in lockstep. Vaughan is now the third largest employment centre in the GTA after Toronto and Mississauga, and the largest contributor to York Region’s economy.

Manufacturing is the star economic performer here, accounting for 22 per cent of total employment, followed by construction, retail and wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing. United Parcel Service, in fact, operates a signature shipping warehouse near Jane and Steeles.

In the near future, you can add healthcare to the mix of economic and lifestyle benefits, as the City has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with Mackenzie Health, York University and ventureLAB.

The City is leading the collaboration to transform an 82-acre parcel of land at Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive into the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct. Vaughan, York University, Mackenzie Health and ventureLAB are to study to the best use of lands surrounding the site of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

The goal of the collaboration is for the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct to leverage resources to bring healthcare, innovation and jobs to this growing community.

“This feasibility study is an illustration of how partnerships can be truly effective when values, principles and beliefs are perfectly aligned,” says Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. “The new state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be a catalyst for other uses, like medical offices, labs and research space, healthcare incubators, and education and conference rooms related to healthcare. This is where thought leaders, subject matter experts and innovators will come together to advance a shared vision of healthcare innovation. This transformational collaboration will benefit the healthcare of residents of Vaughan and beyond.”

Lowrise living

Though Vaughan is noteworthy for a lot of condominium development centring around new transit infrastructure, there’s also noteworthy new lowrise communities in the area. This is where buyers come for expansive single-detached homes and large lots.

And once you’ve bought a home in Vaughan, Improve Canada will help you furnish and operate it. Located in Concord and more commonly known as the Vaughan Home Improvement Centre, the complex is a unique offering of about 400 home improvement stores.

Location, location, location

Located in the Regional Municipality of York; bounded by Brampton to the west, King to the north, Markham and Richmond Hill to the east and Toronto to the south; more than 273 sq. kms; population 306,233; includes the communities of Concord, Kleinburg, Maple, Thornhill and Woodbridge.

Key landmarks

  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Kortright Centre for Conservation
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Reptilia Zoo
  • Vaughan Home Improvement Centre
  • Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
  • Vaughan Mills

Select housing developments

Adesso Modern Towns by Capital North Communities

Copperwood by Sorbara Group

CountryWide Homes in Woodbridge by CountryWide Homes

New Kleinburg by Paradise Developments

New Kleinburg by Arista Homes

New Kleinburg by Fieldgate Homes

Port Royal Collection at Kleinburg Crown by Caliber Homes


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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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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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