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Lindvest Homes is doing it differently throughout the GTA

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Lindvest Homes is doing it differently throughout the GTA

How many ads have similar messaging, look and feel? Happy families, renderings of new homes, beautifully written taglines that use different variations of words such as “life” and “build.” What stands out to you? Probably nothing in particular. The homebuilding industry has a set of norms that companies very rarely step outside of.

At Lindvest, they have seen an opportunity arise out of all of the similarity – the opportunity to stand out, to emerge from the confines of the status quo and do something… different. With more than six decades of building experience, Lindvest’s aim has always been to remain as unique as the customers it serves. This trend continues with the current launch of their new marketing campaign.

Do it Differently

This new message, simple and yet provocative, can currently be seen on billboards, televisions and digital platforms throughout the GTA. This message has woven its way into the Lindvest branding, website, social media platforms and more. The goal is for the voice of Lindvest to stand out from the pack by breaking away from the standards of marketing in the industry.

The public is encountering a tone that is as energetic, vibrant and charismatic as the people whose attention it is intended to capture. The imagery focuses on the bold personalities of the customers the company works and interacts with on a daily basis. Gone are the days of the message of blending in, sinking into the sea of similarity.

Do it Differently isn’t performative; it’s prescriptive. Lindvest doesn’t want to claim it’s different just for the sake of being different, but because the company knows that there are people out there who aspire to carve out their own unique path in life. The builder wants to provide a homebuying experience that is as unique and special as it should be. It’s about more than attempting to outperform competitors – the real goal is for the company to better itself.

The message that lies deep within the core of this campaign will act as a driving force as Lindvest continues to push to provide a better overall experience for its customers. The message of Do it Differently won’t only represent the campaign and branding, but the company itself. It will become the golden thread that connects every aspect of Lindvest, from advertising to every member of its dedicated and enthusiastic team.

This is a company that wants its customers to see and feel that everything is done with pride, consistency and energy – but above all – that Lindvest is doing it differently.


To see the new campaign, visit the website, or keep an eye out for their billboards, buses, and digital ads.


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Losani Homes

Brant West modern towns and singles from Losani Homes coming soon to Brantford

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Brant West modern towns and singles from Losani Homes coming soon to Brantford

Losani Homes is proud to deliver its next master-planned community, Brant West, in charming Brantford, Ont. A stunning blend of nature and neighbourhood with all the amenities your family will ever need, it’s about time to start thinking about heading west.

The city of Brantford has been the home to many great moments in Canadian history. Named after Joseph Brant and founded on the Grand River, it is where Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call ever, and also, the birthplace of Wayne Gretzky. Steeped in tradition, Brantford features picturesque landscapes creating the perfect backdrop to raise a family.

Brantford living also promotes a healthy and active lifestyle, with a slew of both traditional and river trails. The trail systems stretch over 70 km and are ideal for hiking, jogging, cycling, and interacting with nature. In the winter months under proper conditions, the trails lend themselves perfectly to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. It comes as no surprise that with such a rich trail system connecting Hamilton, Simcoe, and Cambridge, that Brantford is known as the hub of Ontario trails. And with more than 60 playgrounds to enjoy across the city, which offer a packed summer activity sheet, Brantford is the perfect choice to raise a family. Other amenities include the Steve Brown Sports Complex, the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, Lorne Park, the lovely Harmony Square, as well as the Brantford municipal airport.

Losani Homes is extremely proud to have a presence in Brantford and will be offering a range of homes as rich and diverse as the land itself. Single-family detached homes will be offered across 33-, 36-, 40- and 46-ft. lots, and purchasers will have their choice of four timeless elevations. Be it the freshly redesigned traditional, French inspired Chateau, Tuscan, or the forward-thinking Modern, Losani Homes has a design to satisfy all styles and tastes. Losani Homes will also be offering a wide variety of its award-winning modern townhome designs. Tremendous value does not have to come at the price of sacrificing style in the master-planned Brant West community.


Brant West Set to release in fall 2019 and starting from the $400,000s, you can register online now for this exciting new community.


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Anchor Woods by Andrin

Anchor Woods is Andrin Homes’ natural oasis for family living

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Anchor Woods is Andrin Homes’ natural oasis for family living

Picture yourself living in a thriving family community with small town charm, surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside, yet just minutes from highways, GO Transit, schools, parks, shops and urban amenities. Sounds amazing? Welcome to Anchor Woods in Holland Landing, just 10 minutes north of Green Lane in Newmarket.

In this enchanting locale at 2nd Concession and Doane Road, renowned GTA builder Andrin Homes offers you an exquisite range of two-storey freehold townhomes and semi detached homes designed and built to high quality standards. Exceptional features and finishes include oversized eight-ft. front entry and garage doors, engineered wood flooring on main floor, full appliance package, granite or quartz kitchen countertop with undermount sink and $10,000 decor dollars to personalize your Andrin home as you see fit.

Family living at its finest

Choose from five townhome models, ranging in size from 1,591 to 2,180 sq. ft., each offering a beautiful façade marked by classic brick and stone. Inside, you have open concept main floorplans that include spacious Great Rooms with walkout to the rear yard and gourmet chef kitchens with a breakfast room and separate dining room. Upstairs, relax in your luxurious master bedroom with a private ensuite. Three more bedrooms and an additional full bathroom offer plenty of space for growing families or visiting guests.

Two beautiful semi-detached models, Forest View and Forest Heights, range in size from 2,088 to 2,236 sq. ft. on 27-ft. lots. These two-storey homes offer contemporary architecture with attractive brick and stone accents and spacious room sizes to fit all of your family’s needs. Premium interior features also include a luxurious master ensuite with floating oval acrylic tub and separate shower enclosure.

Love the outdoors

The Holland River meanders through the countryside, creating a beautiful landscape with hiking and biking trails, parks and conservation areas. Take the family for a day of hiking in the nearby Holland Landing Nature Reserve, Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area, or Scanlon Creek Conservation area.

Live steps from excellent schools, community centres, golf courses and the world class Southlake Regional Health Centre. Stroll through downtown Newmarket and experience an array of restaurants, cafes and stores. For big box shopping, there’s Upper Canada Mall close by. Want to visit Toronto for an evening show or a hockey game? Catch the GO train from the nearby East Gwillimbury GO station or hop on the 404/DVP and be in downtown Toronto in less than an hour.

Building quality homes across the GTA

As Andrin approaches its 30th anniversary in 2020, it continues to build one outstanding community after another, with thousands of homes completed across the GTA and beyond. The company is honoured by the acclaim received from customers and the new home industry, most recently with Andrin’s win for the Most Outstanding Mid/High Rise Design at the 2019 SAM Awards. Andrin’s commitment to deliver excellence in design, craftsmanship and customer service will never change – this is the foundation of Andrin’s success, and the cornerstone of what is called the Andrin Advantage.


Visit the sales centre, located at 60 Crimson King Way, Holland Landing, Ont. The sales centre is open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays.




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Fieldgate Homes has exciting new openings this fall across the GTA

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Fieldgate Homes has exciting new openings this fall across the GTA

If you have been waiting for the opportunity to own a Fieldgate home, you will have plenty of choices across the GTA this fall. Fieldgate is continuing its 60-year legacy of creating exceptional homes and communities across the region with a number of new releases in highly coveted neighbourhoods.

Whitby – Public preview opening at Yacht Club Towns: This fall

Yacht Club at Whitby Shores will feature 74 prestige modern and rear-lane two-car garage townhomes with open-concept designs and up to four bedrooms. Discover a complete lakeside lifestyle on Whitby Harbour, with easy access to parks, marinas, cycling and walking trails. Convenient urban amenities are also close at hand, including grocery stores, schools, Hwys. 401, 412 and 407, Whitby GO Station, Iroquois Park Sports Centre and much more.

Stouffville – Preview opening at Cityside: September 2019

Cityside is an exciting new family community of freehold townhomes, 36- and 40-ft. detached homes that brings together the best of the country and the city in one amazing neighbourhood. Located on Tenth Line just south of Main Street, Cityside is just minutes from Markham, Hwys. 404 and 407, and the Stouffville GO Station. This new community will allow homebuyers to choose from traditional and contemporary home designs and enjoy life in a master planned community setting, close to everything your family needs.

Richmond Hill – New release at Richlands: October 2019

Richmond Hill’s acclaimed Richlands community returns for a new release in October. Located adjacent to Richmond Green Sports Park, Richlands won the hearts of GTA homebuyers in its first release thanks to the community’s beautiful collection of freehold townhomes, 28-ft. semis and 36- and 43-ft. detached homes. The perfect balance of beautiful home designs, exceptional location and inspired community plan has already earned Richlands award-winning status at the BILD GTA Homebuilder’s Awards.

Caledon/Brampton border – New release at Upper Valleylands: October 2019

Located at the southwest corner of Mayfield Rd. and Chinguacousy Rd., Upper Valleylands brings the signature look and feel of Fieldgate Homes’ celebrated Valleylands community to a new highly desirable location on the Caledon/Brampton border. Discover a beautiful selection of 25-ft. semi-detached homes, 41-, 38- and 30-ft. detached homes, and 25-ft. freehold townhomes with two-car garages, in a complete master-planned community setting.

Kleinburg – New release at New Kleinburg: November 2019

New Kleinburg is a new collection of inspired family residences in a beautiful community setting just moments from the heart of Kleinburg. With the new Hwy. 427 extension just minutes away, a new community school, and excellent urban amenities close at hand, life in Kleinburg has never been more convenient. This new release will introduce 20-ft. freehold townhomes in addition to 30-, 38-, 44- and 50-ft. detached homes. Choose from traditional and contemporary home exteriors for an elegant residence that reflects your personal style.


Register today to receive more details on these exciting new releases. For further information on any of these remarkable communities, sales centre locations, phone numbers and floor plans, visit the website.


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Lucchetta Homes - Davis Heights

Lucchetta Homes in Niagara at its finest

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Lucchetta Homes in Niagara at its finest

Davis Heights is one of Niagara’s finest new addresses. This luxury development, features a limited selection of luxury custom bungalow towns, backing onto the Niagara escarpment. At Davis Heights, the Luxe Collection is custom curated by the renowned interior design firm Raphael Gomes Interiors. The Versailles model home features a vertical glass wine-cellar embedded in the staircase filled with local wines, an elegant paneled library, convenient and practical double, main floor masters with ensuites, each meticulously designed with individual masculine and feminine forward touches. Relax in the sumptuous living room with 15-ft. vaulted ceiling, gourmet chef’s kitchen with two-tone cabinets, and oversized island perfect for entertaining. The lower level features a spacious guest suite, games room, wet-bar, Great Room, and your own personal gym. Homes are priced from the $700,000s with floorplans ranging from 1,530 to 2,600 sq. ft. Occupancy is scheduled for fall 2020. Stop in to see the award-winning models. Hurry in to own your luxurious piece of tranquility with private terraces overlooking a ravine.


New block of towns has been released at Riverside at Hunter’s Pointe. Purchasers will receive $10,000 in designer upgrades upon any purchase of a Lucchetta Home during September. Riverside features single detached, attached and waterfront homes. Towns are available from $500,000s, singles priced from $600,000s with occupancy summer 2020. The contemporary Lancaster, now open, is an award-winning NZR model home designed by Wendi Pelfrey. Every square inch has been designed with the homeowners needs in mind, amongst a serene, lush landscape. This is a premier, resort-style, Energy-Star certified community, with world-class amenities and services. “Niagara has become the destination for retirees downsizing, looking for a balance of luxury and quality, peace and tranquility. Buying a home here is a fraction of the cost of comparable homes in the GTA,” says Kim Kopyl, director of sales and marketing for Lucchetta Homes. “And the quality of life is far superior.”

Well recognized

Ugo Lucchetta started Lucchetta Homes more than 60 years ago. Today, it is well-known for quality construction, craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. Sons Robert and Ed carry on the traditions started by their father. The hard work has paid off with ongoing appreciation, in addition to the loyalty and word-of mouth praise expressed by their customers. On Aug. 14, 2019 Lucchetta Homes was nominated as a finalist in five categories for the OHBA Awards of Distinction. Lucchetta is truly humbled and excited for the conference and awards gala in Collingwood. The company most recently won for Community of the Year in the CHBA Awards, and EnerQuality’s Energy Star Builder of the Year. Lucchetta Homes was also the only builder in Ontario this year to have been selected as a finalist in five categories for the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, taking home three CHBA Awards in 2019.

“Simply to be nominated amongst the very best in the industry in Canada is a tremendous achievement, and testament to our entire team,” says Kopyl. “Winning these coveted awards truly validates the caliber of excellence that Lucchetta Homes is consistently providing to the real estate industry on a national level.”

“We build every home as if we would live in it ourselves, and these achievements further authenticate our focus on homeowner satisfaction.” says Robert and Ed Lucchetta, principals of Lucchetta Homes. Such recognition has inspired the company to continuously raise the bar in innovation and quality. “Legendary luxury is something everyone at Lucchetta Homes strives to provide – where we not only build homes, but foundations to live your best life.”

Niagara at its finest

It’s a perfect spot to call home in Canada as a result of lower living costs, award-winning restaurants, world-class wineries, organic farmers’ markets, beaches, designer shopping, and entertainment. Outdoor activities include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, cycling, horseback riding, golfing and tennis. And for those who love to travel, you can easily access the Buffalo and Niagara airports.


  • Davis Heights
  • Riverside at Hunter’s Pointe
  • Ryans Grove
  • Lusso Urban Towns



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Meet Activa – They’re making the homebuying experience stress-free

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Meet Activa – They’re making the homebuying experience stress-free

Activa is the largest and most active land developer and home builder in the Region of Waterloo. As your partner, they understand that buying a new home is not just a financial investment, but a personal and emotional one too. That’s why Activa has developed a streamlined and stress-free process that makes your homebuying experience second-to-none. From your Colour Selections appointment and your first walk-through of the home at pre-drywall, to your pre-delivery inspection and after move-in care, Activa provides you with the best in quality, service and satisfaction and ensures you are informed and looked after at every step.

Homes & communities by Activa

Activa is proud to offer quality-built homes with stunning standards, in communities that include access to parks, trails, schools, and must-have amenities.

Their detached homes and townhomes showcase incredible features as standard, offering homeowners more than $20,000 in value without an increase in price. These include larger basement windows, nine-ft. main floor ceilings, engineered hardwood, granite kitchen countertops, and more. Their homes are also Energy Star certified, saving you money and giving you a quieter, more comfortable home.

Last year, Activa was proud to be named Builder of the Year – Single Detached by the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association and the Waterloo Region Record. With a continued commitment to a stress-free homebuilding journey and a quality-built home, Activa is excited to be selling several new projects throughout Kitchener, including:

  • Ormston at Doon South – 30-, 36-, and 40-ft. lots, ranging from 1,634 to 3,387 sq. ft., starting from the high $500,000s, as well as freehold townhomes, ranging from 1,686 to 1,840 sq. ft., starting from the low $500,000s.
  • Doon South – Back-to-back condo townhomes ranging from 1,355 to 1,616 sq. ft., starting from the low $400,000s, as well as bungalow townhomes at 2,285 sq. ft., starting from the low $600,000s.
  • Huron Village – 30-, 36- and 40-ft. lots, ranging from 1,634 to 2,806 sq. ft., starting from the high $500,000s.
  • The 124 – Back-to-back condo townhomes at 1,800 sq. ft., starting from the mid $400,000s.
  • Riverwood – 45- and 50-ft. lots, ranging from 1,674 to 4,034 sq. ft., starting from the high $700,000s.

Why Waterloo Region?

Less than an hour away from the GTA, Waterloo Region offers all the benefits of the big city, without the downtown price tag. For the same $500,000 you could spend on a downtown bachelor pad, you can get a spacious two-bedroom condo, a three-bedroom freehold townhome with easy 401 access or, with just a bit more budget, you can get away from sharing walls in your own single detached home.

Waterloo Region is home to hundreds of parks, and over 125-km of trails to walk, bike or jog. Just minutes from the Hwy. 401, the region is less than an hour’s drive from Mississauga and has several busses and trains to Toronto – making for a reasonable commute however you travel. The region also boasts incredible and unique restaurants, renowned schools for all ages, multiple produce markets and entertainment hotspots for live theatre, movies, and outings alike.

Homes for every lifestyle, just down the 401

Whether you’re building your first home, one with more space for your growing family, or something to rightsize into, Activa ensures that each home is built to a higher standard, with tried-and-true home designs, communities close to amenities, and building certifications such as Energy Star.

Whether you’re looking to spread out with more space or hoping to save some coin on your new home purchase, you’ll find a great place to live in Waterloo Region.


Ready to find your next home? Browse the Activa communities and homes by visiting the website, and set up a personal appointment with one of their knowledgeable sales representatives.


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The Uplands Courtice

The Uplands Grand Opening set for nature first Courtice community

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The Uplands Grand Opening set for nature first Courtice community

The much-anticipated grand opening of The Uplands Courtice, a spectacular new home community in the heart of suburban Courtice, is happening this September. That’s when home buyers will have the opportunity to purchase one of the first 70 contemporary townhouses to be released and learn about the idyllic lifestyle offered in this nature-first community.

The Uplands is set on rolling land at King Street and Darlington Blvd. in the GTA east next to conservation land and Farewell Creek. The community is located between Hwys. 2 and 401, just minutes from Oshawa to the west and Bowmanville to the east.

The Uplands has been thoughtfully designed to maximize homeowners’ enjoyment of the exclusive setting with its natural ravine and tranquil wooded trails. An entrance from The Uplands will connect residents directly to meandering paths and the Farewell Creek Trail that leads to Tooley’s Mill Park with its gazebo, site of many community events. Soon, a newly constructed trail will link Tooley’s Mill to Darlington Provincial Park and the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario.

The Uplands’ contemporary two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses will introduce a new style of home design to Courtice. The modern towns have been crafted with meticulous attention to detail and will sit on beautifully landscaped streetscapes suited for strolling, biking or connecting with neighbours. Starting in the $500,000s, the architecturally inspired elevations include brick, stone and stucco facades with Energy Star premium vinyl large front and back windows to bring the outdoors in. Three different collections of townhomes, some with walk-outs and views of the ravine, will appeal to a diverse range of buyers.

Quality interior finishes at Uplands include airy nine-ft. four-in. ceilings on the main floor and nine-ft. ceilings on the second floor, smooth finished ceilings, contemporary flush panel doors, specially selected lever-style interior door handles, stained oak handrail and pickets, and stained oak veneer stringers and solid oak risers on the main staircase. Kitchens feature contemporary cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, combination microwave/range hood, double basin undermount sink and granite countertops, and islands (as per plan). The homes are constructed to save on energy, with superior levels of insulation, energy efficient windows, programmable thermostats and LED light fixtures.

Though the peaceful surroundings of The Uplands gives residents the sense of being away from it all, everything needed for daily life is easily accessible in Courtice. The Uplands residents will have a bakery, grocery store, LCBO, cafes and gastropub as well as clothing shops minutes from home. There are also larger shopping malls in Oshawa to the west and in Bowmanville to the east.

Everything from farmers’ markets to quaint boutiques and casual fare to fine dining venues is right in Courtice. Just minutes away are the Courtice Community Complex, Durham College, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Trent University’s satellite campus in Oshawa for continuing education. Quaint downtown Bowmanville is just a few minutes east. Golf courses and riding stables are also in the immediate area.

As part of the GTA, Courtice is ideally located with access to Hwys. 407 and 401 just five minutes away. With Hwy. 418 on schedule to open in 2020 and providing a north-south link between Hwys. 407 and 401, access will be even easier. The Oshawa GO and VIA station is less than 15 minutes away, making it easy to head east for a long weekend in Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa, go further afield to the east coast for some R&R, or to travel west to Toronto for a play, concert or dinner. In fact, Courtice is the same convenient distance from Toronto as Hamilton and offers easy access to Canada and international destinations.


Visit the presentation centre, located on Hwy. 2 and Old Kingston Road in Courtice. The presentation centre is open from 1 p.m. to 6 pm. Monday to Wednesday, and from noon to 5 p.m. weekends. Closed holidays; Thursday and Friday by appointment. To learn more about The Upland’s unique lifestyle surrounded by nature and to see the beautiful modern home designs, buyers are invited to attend September 14’s Grand Opening or to visit the website.



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Andrin Homes

Andrin Homes has 30 years of homebuilding excellence – with more to come

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Andrin Homes has 30 years of homebuilding excellence – with more to come

It’s not every day that a company gets to celebrate a milestone as significant as 30 years in business. But as 2020 approaches, Andrin Homes prepares to do just that.

And not just 30 years of building homes, but 30 years of developing new communities – with many of the homes and developments award-winning, and themselves worthy of celebrating.

“Andrin does more than just build homes,” says President Peter Smith. “We build communities. We are proud of our past accomplishments and look forward to the future, confident that we have the skills to create quality developments that will stand the test of time.”

Indeed, just imagine how homebuilding – like any industry – has evolved over three decades. Andrin Homes has not only kept pace with changing consumer demands and construction techniques, it continues to deliver – with excellence.

The company’s commitment to detail extends well beyond the completion of its new homes. It focuses on sourcing the best products, providing the best value in the best locations, and wants to provide its homebuyers with the best customer service – before and after the sale.

“We must be doing something right,” Smith says. “As we approach the 30th anniversary of Andrin in 2020, we continue to build one outstanding community after another, with thousands of homes completed across the GTA and beyond. Our commitment to deliver excellence in design, craftsmanship and customer service will never change – this is the foundation of our success.”

Timed with the 30th anniversary, Andrin has four outstanding newhomebuying opportunities for GTA residents.

Boatworks at Victoria and Dufferin in Whitby

Launch a new chapter in your life in Whitby, where Boatworks offers beautiful townhomes and semi-detached homes, just minutes from the waterfront to the south, downtown to the north, and easy access to the GO station, the 401 and the 412. Why Whitby? The town was ranked as one of the 2019 Best Communities in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine, citing strong amenities and culture, among other features. With more than 90 parks, including year-round trails at Cullen Central Park, a popular farmers’ market from May to October and other highlight community features, there’s no doubt Whitby is one of the best places to connect with nature and enjoy life.

Country Lane at Taunton and Country Lane in Whitby

Whitby is all about family living. Country Lane – a master-planned community of freehold towns and 26-ft. single-detached homes boasting traffic-calming roundabouts, walking and cycling trails, a park splashpad and playground – is perfect for families of all sizes. And with the recent expansion of Hwy. 407, connecting Whitby with Hwys. 401 and 412, heading out into surrounding communities or into downtown Toronto has never been easier.

Glenway Urban Towns at Yonge and Davis Drive in Newmarket

Newmarket last year was named one of the Best Places to Live in Canada by MoneySense Magazine. This sentiment matches perfectly with Glenway Urban Towns, with a collection of urban townhomes and live/work towns with distinguished architecture and luxurious interiors, located adjacent to the Newmarket GO station. With sprawling parks and trails, and easy access to Hwys. 404 and 400, Glenway Urban Towns is perfectly suited for young families and professionals alike.

Village Homes at McCowan and 16th in Markham

Markham has been a hotbed for growth and development for years, with a booming local economy and employment growth. Combine this with cultural diversity, countless recreational amenities, natural attractions such as Toogood Pond, and proximity to Hwys. 407 and 404, and it all makes Markham a great choice for a new home location. At Village Homes, with townhomes and semis in a convenient location, residents are close to everything that makes Markham so popular.

Andrin’s new-home communities offer a wide range of styles to meet buyers’ ever-changing needs in the GTA. These communities include urban towns, traditional condominium towns, semi-detached and single-family homes.

Combine this range of product types with excellent locations, centrally and conveniently positioned close to amenities, transit, and lifestyle choices that Andrin offers in Whitby, Newmarket and Markham, and you have the very kind of affordable housing supply the GTA so desperately needs more of.

All of this, of course, delivered with the usual excellence Andrin, its homes and its communities have become known for.

What else do you expect from a company about to celebrate 30 award-winning years in the business? All of this and more of the same in 2020, its milestone year in homebuilding, and more in future years to come.



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National Homes - The Forest Phase 2

National Homes’ The Forest Phase 2 is a spectacular sequel in Bradford

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National Homes’ The Forest Phase 2 is a spectacular sequel in Bradford

The second and final phase is coming to The Forest, completing a community that has come to represent the very best of Bradford. But you’ll have to be swift to call The Forest Phase 2 home.

Starting from only $699,990, these are the lowest priced detached homes in the Bradford and Newmarket area. Furthermore, this is a limited release of fully detached homes up to 3,473 sq. ft. that check all the boxes on every wish list and more.

The Forest Phase 2 is full of bright ideas. Once again, National Homes has raised the bar, offering buyers a truly state-of-the-art new-home buying experience at the company’s Blueprint Design Lab and a home they will be proud of, with advanced energy-efficient and smart home technology. The future has come to The Forest Phase 2.

Lush surroundings

As its eponymous name suggests, The Forest Phase 2 is surrounded by lush forest. Elegant detached homes with up to five bedrooms on 36- and 40-ft. lots boast gracious elevations of stone, stucco and classic brick. Buyers will move into an established National community as Phase 1 is completed and families are already enjoying their new homes.

With 25 years of experience, scores of inspired communities and more than 15,000 homes built, National Homes has become one of the GTA’s most celebrated names. But to National, it’s only ever been all about the homebuyer. The team at National has really leaned into their core philosophy and longtime tagline: You are the Blueprint. The company has initiated a series of Blueprint Workshops where homebuyers are invited to participate. Its R&D department regularly tests products, materials and techniques. A new Bright Ideas initiative offers advanced tools and technology such as smart ventilation, built-in recycling areas, smart thermostats, and more that make National homes smarter, more responsive and more energy-efficient.

Planning for The Forest Phase 2 included a Blueprint Workshop with potential Bradford buyers to discuss which Bright Ideas would be of most value for growing families here. As a result, residents at The Forest Phase 2 will enjoy optional and standard features such as a WiFi video doorbell, main door Smart lock, a family drop zone with storage shelves and hanging hooks, and a family allocated smart centre with desk. This exciting Bright Idea has a hidden charging station, whiteboard and shelving to store and display the family calendar, mail, messages, and school forms, all those odds and ends with no place to go in a typical home.

In addition, a range of dreamy comforts are offered as options, such as a closet organizer with revolving shoe rack in the dressing room, and a voice-activated Smart shower in the spa ensuite that controls on/off, water temperature and flow. Laundry rooms can be fitted with a convenient pull-down drying rack, kitchens with pull-down cupboards and motion sensor faucets, and more.

National Homes has teamed up with Pottery Barn to bring home its trademark style in the exquisite model home at The Forest Phase 2 designed by David Nosella. On display is an eclectic fusion of traditional style mixed with striking accents and contemporary aesthetics. All the Bright Ideas are built into the model as well, for visitors to see and experience. Pottery Barn stylists have designed beautiful spaces that appeal to the lifestyles and tastes of a wide range of customers. Purchasers at The Forest will receive 20 per cent off at Pottery Barn plus free professional design consultation from Pottery Barn and West Elm.

Homebuyer Portal

Buyers can also take advantage of the builder’s new customer service initiative. National’s Homeowner Portal connects you to the design and construction of your home, from the moment you decide to buy until long after you move in. It also makes the decor selection process at the Blueprint Design Lab more fun and much faster, using their Virtual Interior Design Tool.

Residents will delight in the views of rolling farmland and forests right across the street, Lake Simcoe 20 minutes up the road, and all the conveniences nearby. A large, modern, multi-use leisure centre, new library, high school and elementary schools are within walking distance. There’s ample choice in shopping, including Tanger Outlet Mall and Upper Canada Mall only minutes away. A short commute on the GO Train whisks you into Union Station, or take Hwy. 400 to the GTA in 20 minutes. A proposed 16.2-km connecting link between Hwy. 404 at Queensville to Hwy. 400 at Bradford is in early planning.

The Forest Phase 2

If you’re looking for the charm of a real forest community with the comfort and amenities of modern living, National’s latest release of elegant and innovative homes in Bradford is for you. Register online to preview.


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Huron Creek Homes - Portside at Woodway Trails

Groundbreaking event at Portside at Woodway Trails in the charming town of Simcoe

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Groundbreaking event at Portside at Woodway Trails in the charming town of Simcoe

Portside at Woodway Trails, located in the charming town of Simcoe in Norfolk County, referred to as Ontario’s Garden, is just within a one-hour commute of the GTHA. This community offers buyers small town living with fresh farm-to-table varieties as well as city conveniences within easy reach and unique amenities including: the beaches of Port Dover (15 minutes drive), local craft breweries and winery experiences and active lifestyle activities such as tree-top zip-lining, hiking and cycling on the local trails.

Portside at Woodway Trails is the very first development of its kind in Southwestern Ontario, where Huron Creek Developments, in partnership with Royal Arc Developments, is demonstrating industry leadership by offering every home with included VisitAble design features and optional accessibility features in an effort to create an inclusive environment.

Every home has been thoughtfully designed to incorporate wider hallways, a ground floor accessible washroom, and a no-step entry for easy navigation of mobility devices, affording purchasers the freedom to live independently in their own homes longer. The new homes community is comprised of a distinct collection of two- and three- bedroom bungalow towns, offering spacious designs with more than 1,465 sq. ft. of living space, nine-ft. ceilings, an extra wide garage door, and an in-suite ground floor laundry area.

In light of the significance of the development, the company hosted a ground-breaking celebration for Portside Bungalow Towns and everyone who has been part of making this project a reality, from funders, to employees, to associate stakeholders, were present. Various dignitaries, including MP Diane Finley, a representative from MPP Toby Barrett’s office, the president of the Haldimand Norfolk Home Builders’ Association and Ishrat Kiani, a founding member of Royal Arc Developments. Rick Martins, vice-president of Huron Creek Developments and president of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association, said a few words.

Portside at Woodway Trails is founded on the innovative spirit of the principals of Huron Creek Developments to bring affordable and innovative housing options to create an inclusive environment for all. With considerable success and recognition on a regional to national scale for the VisitAble living designs in past communities and presently in Huron Gardens in Southwest Kitchener, Huron Creek Developments has since adopted affordable visitable living designs as a flagship of the brand and as a signature option in each new community.

Portside at Woodway Trails

The model home is slated to open later this summer. “Set Your Sails to Portside” by visiting the website or calling the direct sales line (226.240.3729) and take advantage of pre-construction promotions and pricing starting in the mid $300,000s for bungalow towns.

Register now to be in the know regarding the Model Home Grand Opening and promotions and incentives.


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