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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.

ANDRIN HOMES

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.

905.551.0524

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Rosehaven Homes - Inventory Collection

Rosehaven Homes’ Inventory Collection not to be missed

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Rosehaven Homes’ Inventory Collection not to be missed

If you’re in the market for a new home, there are likely many factors weighing on your purchase decision. Consideration has to be given to things such as location, price and size. Rosehaven Homes takes all of these factors into account with the development of each new community. Rosehaven has more than 25 years of experience building high-quality homes with countless satisfied new homeowners.

If you’re one of those families who want to move into a brand-new home as soon as possible, and not wait the average 1.5 to two years to build, Rosehaven Homes has a wonderful selection of expertly-crafted inventory homes in some of the most popular, thriving communities in and around the GTA.

On the Ridge – Stoney Creek

On the Ridge is a wonderful community located in Stoney Creek, comprised of beautiful freehold townhomes located on the Niagara Escarpment just off Upper Centennial Parkway, north of Highland Road West and south of Mud Street West. The inventory selection at On the Ridge currently features stunning 3-bedroom townhomes ranging from 2,232 to 2,272 sq. ft. These have been designed with a convenient and functional floorplan, perfect for a family just starting out or form those looking to downsize!  Stoney Creek is the ideal location for those who enjoy a life of relaxation and spectacular views. Your new home is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking parks, trails and waterfalls in southern Ontario. Click here to view our inventory homes at On the Ridge.

Tiffany Hill – Ancaster

Rosehaven’s inventory collection at Tiffany Hill is made up of gorgeous semis ranging from 1,615 to 1,800 sq. ft. These homes are designed with spacious, three-bedroom floorplans that accommodate first-time homeowners or empty nesters who have a busy lifestyle. Ancaster is a captivating town located just west of Hamilton. It is a diverse, culturally rich area known for its small-town feel and fascinating heritage – all waiting to be explored.  Click here to view inventory homes at Tiffany Hill.

The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant – Brampton

Immerse yourself in all of the wonders Brampton has to offer at The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant. We have a great selection of 30- to 45-ft. singles to choose from in our current inventory collection. Each home in this community has been designed to exude comfort and style, providing you with the best possible living space. Brampton is full of some of the GTA’s finest amenities which are conveniently surrounding your new home. Here, everything is at your fingertips from high-quality dining spots to amazing shops and entertainment venues for you and the whole family!  Click here to view inventory homes at The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant.

Anchor Woods – Holland Landing

Located just east of Yonge Street at Doane Road and 2nd Concession in Holland Landing, Anchor Woods is where small town charm and thrilling city life come together in perfect harmony. The inventory collection in this beautiful community features wonderful semis and singles you are sure to fall in love with and they are move-in ready.  From the Cawthra model, a townhome featuring 1,875 sq. ft of living space, to the Simcoe model, a 45-ft. single-detached home perfect for the growing family, Your life in Holland Landing will be nothing short of spectacular.  You and your family can enjoy natural picturesque views at nearby trails and conservation lands as well as easy access to nearby highways and GO Stations. Click here to view inventory Homes at Anchor Woods.

Why buy inventory?

There are so many reasons to choose an inventory home. Perhaps one of the most enticing reasons is time! These homes are move-in ready in as little as 30 days!

See exactly what you’re getting before you purchase. As opposed to buying pre-construction, you’re able to get an in-person look at the size, design and layout of your home before you buy it. You will also have the added benefit of owning a brand-new home that has never been lived in, built with the most up-to-date features and finishes for energy efficiency, plus – full Tarion warranty. Your new home will be on trend with the quality of features and craftsmanship.

With a wide selection of amazing new homes to choose from in some of the GTA’s most popular locations, don’t miss out on a chance to own a remarkable, high-quality Rosehaven home, today.

To find out more about any of our communities or for information on our inventory homes, visit the website.

You can also speak to a sales representative who is ready to connect you with your dream home.


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Two exquisite communities, one extraordinary builder

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Two exquisite communities, one extraordinary builder

Picture yourself living in an established and thriving family community with an intimate, small town charm, surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside, nature trails and lush woodlands. Yet just minutes from major highways, GO Transit, schools, parks, shops and urban amenities. Sound amazing? Well, Rosehaven Homes now offers you not one, but two exquisite communities to choose from! Welcome to Dreamfields in Bradford-West Gwillimbury and Anchor Woods in Holland Landing-East Gwillimbury.

Dreamfields, Bradford

Rosehaven Homes has been building beautiful family homes in the community of Dreamfields since 2009. Through multiple phases, hundreds of families are now living their dream in this established community at 8th Line and 10th Sideroad. The location offers an amenity-rich lifestyle with everything you need at your fingertips, including plenty of new shops, restaurants and much more. Commuting to and from Dreamfields is a breeze, with the GO Train and Hwy. 400 both only five minutes away.

Freehold towns, 45- & 36-ft. singles

Following the success of previous phases, Rosehaven just recently unveiled its next phase of homes in Dreamfields. This is the opportunity to live in this vibrant, modern family community. Choose from an eclectic collection of freehold towns as well as 45- and 36-ft. singles with double-car garages. With an elegant façade marked by French Provincial and traditional architecture, these homes offer contemporary living and entertaining spaces. Fine features and finishes include nine-ft. ceilings, oak plank flooring, full depth fridge with upper crown molding, granite kitchen countertop, upgraded bathrooms and lots more. Perfect for today’s modern, connected family, plus every home has the latest wiring and networking fixtures for internet and wi-fi communication.

Anchor Woods, Holland Landing

Anchor Woods is a charming and vibrant family community located at 2nd Line and Doane Road in Holland Landing in the town of East Gwillimbury. The Holland River winds its way through the countryside, creating a beautiful landscape for outdoor recreation with hiking and biking trails, parks and conservation areas. Anchor Woods exudes the charm of the country while being a perfect distance from the city. The community offers easy access to all the urban amenities your family needs.

Semi-detached homes and townhomes

Choose from a fabulous collection of semi-detached homes and townhomes at Anchor Woods. Harmonious streetscapes are highlighted with elegant French Provincial and English Tudor architecture with impressive brick and stone exteriors. Inside, you will find a great selection of quality features and finishes that include wide plank, prefinished, engineered natural oak flooring, granite kitchen counters, Kohler bathroom fixtures, stainless steel finish appliances, quality kitchen cabinets with extended uppers and lots more.

Everything at your doorstep

Located in the northern part of York Region, East and West Gwillimbury are both perfectly suited for enriched, vibrant family living. With a charming small-town atmosphere, Gwillimbury offers an active, healthy lifestyle where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. Take the family for a day of hiking in the nearby Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area or Scanlon Creek Conservation area. Stroll through picturesque downtown Newmarket or urban Bradford and experience an array of casual and fine restaurants, cafes, boutiques and storefronts. Want to visit Toronto for an evening show or the hockey game? Catch the GO Train or get on to Hwy. 400 or 404/DVP and be in downtown Toronto in less than an hour.

Building quality homes for 25 years

Rosehaven Homes is an established leader and award winner in the new-home industry. Over a period of 25 years, Rosehaven has built more than 6,500 homes all across southern Ontario and the GTA. These homes are built to the highest standard – the Rosehaven standard – with the aim of distinguishing themselves from other builders with a difference in their communities, in their homes and in the overall homeownership experience. This is why from the first day they purchase from Rosehaven, and each day afterward, each homeowner says, “I am happy, I am comfortable… I am home.”

Dreamfields, Bradford and Anchor Woods, Holland Landing are now open. Visit the Rosehaven Homes Sales Centre for Dreamfields at 133 McCann Cres, Bradford, Ont., or the Anchor Woods Sales Centre at 112 Forest Edge Cres., Holland Landing, Ont.

For more information, visit anchorwoods.ca or rosehavenhomes.com today.


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Editor's Choice: Regal Crest Homes

Editor’s Choice: Regal Crest Homes

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Editor’s Choice: Regal Crest Homes

Celebrating 53 years of successful homebuilding

Regal Crest Homes is a builder that is proud to be celebrating over 53 years of successful homebuilding throughout the GTA. Today, when new homebuyers choose Regal Crest, they can be totally confident about two things: a new home they will be proud to own, and lasting value that will appreciate in years to come.

With new communities now open, and more to come, Regal Crest Homes has an opportunity for everyone.

OBSERVATORY HILL

Regal Crest is proud to introduce an out-of-this-world community in one of Richmond Hill’s most sought-after locations. Observatory Hill is a beautiful established community with over 30 years of history. This spectacular neighbourhood is located on Bayview Avenue just north of 16th Avenue, offering a prestigious address, convenient amenities and luxurious designs in a collection of towns, semis and 36-, 45- and 50-foot singles. Nestled within the protected green space around the world-famous David Dunlop Observatory, this truly is a remarkable and desirable development.

VALES OF THE HUMBER ESTATES PHASE 2

A collection of elegantly crafted single detached homes awaits you in a stunning location at McVean Drive and Countryside Drive in Brampton. Here you can expect what Regal Crest is known for – brilliant designs and unwavering quality.

After an incredibly successful first phase, this new release offers a collection of 50- and 60-foot luxury singles appointed with breathtaking interiors showcasing lavish design and features.

UPPER WEST SIDE PHASE 3

Coming in the spring, Upper West Side in Vaughan offers executive townhomes located at Major Mackenzie Drive and Bathurst Street, where you can enjoy luxury at its best.

ANCHOR WOODS PHASE 2

Coming this spring, Anchor Woods will be offering a selection of amazing new towns, semis, and singles located at Doane Road and Second Concession Road at a fantastic location in Holland Landing.

MAYFIELD VILLAGE PHASE 3

At Mayfield Village you will find an assortment of towns, semis and singles. These will be situated in an ideal neighbourhood at Mayfield and Dixie Roads in Brampton and will launch this spring.

CLEAVE VIEW ESTATE PHASE 2

Regal Crest boasts a selection of single homes on 38-, 47-, 52- & 60-foots lots on Mississauga Road, just north of Queen Street in Brampton, which will exemplify true elegance. Coming this fall.

SHINING HILL

Here you will find luxury townhomes and semis in a beautiful neighbourhood at St. John Sideroad and Yonge Street nestled between the border of Aurora and Newmarket. Live brighter at Shining Hill. Launching in the fall.

REGAL CREST HOMES

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Andrin Homes

Cover Story: Editor’s Choice: Andrin Homes

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Cover Story: Editor’s Choice: Andrin Homes

Bringing exceptional innovative designs to Southern Ontario

With an incredible portfolio of over 3,500 homes in communities across southern Ontario, Andrin Homes’ commitment to excellence has been at the cornerstone of their undisputed building success.

A testament to the company’s exceptional building standards, Andrin has produced a series of outstanding master-planned communities, creating beautiful homes that embrace the homebuyer’s every need through unsurpassed living environments.

Andrin will soon be releasing detached-home communities in Milton and East Gwillimbury, as well as new incredible townhome communities in Aurora and Markham.

Due to their unprecedented success, Andrin is also scheduled to release future phases in the following communities: detached homes at Hillsborough (Holland Landing), townhomes at both Glenway (Newmarket) and Country Lane (Whitby), and Condominiums at Tower Two (Kitchener).

MILTON

Andrin is excited to announce that the release for one of their most anticipated new detached/townhome communities, Panorama in Milton, is just around the corner.

As Canada’s fastest-growing community and preferred tourist destination, Milton attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Nestled at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, Milton offers an abundance of parkland and trails including the Bruce Trail and the century-old Mill Pond in the heart of the historic downtown area. An ideal place to live, work and play, Milton has experienced a new residential and industrial growth unprecedented in Canada.

This collection of detached homes and townhomes in Milton is for families who thrive on access to breathtaking natural spaces. Located within walking distance from Kelso Park, families will be able to enjoy year-round recreation including swimming, camping, skiing and tobogganing within the neighbourhood borders.

HILLSBOROUGH

With phase one and two successfully sold out, Andrin is preparing to release the next phase of Holland Landing’s most coveted master-planned community, Hillsborough. A unique collection of detached homes on 38-, 40- and 45-foot lots, Hillsborough is uniquely surrounded by parks, nature reserves and conservation areas.

At the heart of Hillborough is an incredible 10-acre community park featuring a baseball diamond, basketball courts, a playground, splash pads, ponds, sitting areas and a gazebo – all linked by pathways that are in and around the community.

Homebuyers will also have easy access to the new Highway 404 extension and the East Gwillimbury GO Transit station with direct access to downtown Toronto.

GLENWAY

Newmarket’s premier townhome community, Glenway, is now under construction with the next phase expected to be released in 2018. An exclusive collection of two and three-storey townhomes, the community is set on attractive, tree-lined streetscapes featuring luxuriously appointed interiors and meticulous craftsmanship.

Glenway is easily connected to the 400 series of highways including the Highway 404 extension and Highways 401 and the 407. Homeowners are also steps away from the Viva transit line, GO Transit trains and buses, as well as the rapid transit lanes on Yonge Street.

COUNTRY LANE

Country Lane in Whitby represents a new style of the master-planned community with unique streetscapes, traffic calming roundabouts and meticulously designed homes – all set on 26-, 36- and 45-foot lots.

With Country Lane’s Phase One having been one of its most successful communities, Andrin cannot wait to introduce a new phase of townhomes to homebuyers in the upcoming year.

Country Lane is moments away from excellent schools, shopping, restaurants and recreation. Minutes from GO Transit and Highways 401 and 407, homebuyers are just 30 minutes away from Toronto — close enough to the big city, yet far enough away to offer a clean, small-town style family community.

TOWER TWO CONDOMINIUMS

Tower Two sets a new standard for sustainable urban living with the introduction of Kitchener’s first LEED candidate residential condominium community.

With City Centre built and completely sold out and Tower Two set to open soon, this condominium project exudes a truly urban lifestyle, including the use of energy efficient heating, plumbing and electrical systems, reduced consumption, enhanced recycling, walking, biking, car share and transit.

Mere steps from transit, Tower Two is situated in a vibrant, dynamic neighbourhood with well-established shopping, dining, entertainment and employment opportunities.

ANDRIN HOMES

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Editor's Choice: Andrin Homes

Editor’s Choice: Andrin Homes

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Editor’s Choice: Andrin Homes

Bringing exceptional innovative designs to Southern Ontario

With an incredible portfolio of over 3,500 homes in communities across Southern Ontario, Andrin Homes’ commitment to excellence has been at the cornerstone of their undisputed building success.

A testament to the company’s exceptional building standards, Andrin has produced a series of outstanding master-planned communities, creating beautiful homes that embrace the homebuyer’s every need through unsurpassed living environments.

Andrin will soon be releasing detached home communities in Milton and East Gwillimbury, as well as new incredible townhome communities in Aurora and Markham.

Due to their unprecedented success, Andrin is also scheduled to release future phases in the following communities: detached homes at Hillsborough (Holland Landing), townhomes at both Glenway (Newmarket) and Country Lane (Whitby), and condominiums at Tower Two (Kitchener).

PANORAMA

Andrin is excited to announce that the release for one of their most anticipated new detached/townhome communities, Panorama in Milton, is just around the corner.

As Canada’s fastest-growing community and preferred tourist destination, Milton attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Nestled at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, Milton offers an abundance of parkland and trails including the Bruce Trail and the century-old Mill Pond in the heart of the historic downtown area. An ideal place to live, work and play, Milton has experienced a new residential and industrial growth unprecedented in Canada.

HILLSBOROUGH

With phase one and two successfully sold out, Andrin is also preparing to release the next phase of Holland Landing’s most coveted master-planned community, Hillsborough. A unique collection of detached homes on 38-, 40- and 45-foot lots, Hillsborough is uniquely surrounded by parks, nature reserves and conservation areas.

At the heart of the Hillborough is an incredible 10-acre community park featuring a baseball diamond, basketball courts, a playground, splash pads, ponds, sitting areas and a gazebo – all linked by pathways that are in and around the community.

GLENWAY

Newmarket’s premier townhome community, Glenway, is now under construction with the next phase expected to be released in 2018.

An exclusive collection of two and three-storey townhomes, the community is set on attractive, tree-lined streetscapes featuring luxuriously appointed interiors and meticulous craftsmanship.

COUNTRY LANE

Country Lane in Whitby represents a new style of the master-planned community with unique streetscapes, traffic calming roundabouts and meticulously designed homes, all set on 26-, 36- and 45-foot lots.

With Country Lane’s Phase One having been one of its most successful communities, Andrin cannot wait to introduce a new phase of townhomes to homebuyers in the upcoming year.

Country Lane is moments away from excellent schools, shopping, restaurants and recreation.

TOWER TWO CONDOMINIUMS

Tower Two sets a new standard for sustainable urban living with the introduction of Kitchener’s first LEED candidate residential condominium community.

With City Centre built and completely sold out and Tower Two set to open soon, this condominium project exudes a truly urban lifestyle, including the use of energy efficient heating, plumbing and electrical systems, reduced consumption, enhanced recycling, walking, biking, car share and transit.

ANDRIN HOMES

Go online to get more information and to register for any of these communities.

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Editor's Choice: Rosehaven Homes

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At 25, Rosehaven is just getting started

At the beginning of Rosehaven Homes’ 25th anniversary year, they vowed this would be its best year yet. With the year only halfway through, the trusted builder looks like it is on track to achieve just that.

Rosehaven could have looked back in pride. After all, since their first community opened in Waterdown in 1992, Rosehaven has built over 6,000 homes in many inspired new home communities all over Southern Ontario. They’ve received numerous awards and been recognized for excellence at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. With one of the highest repeat buyer rates, the builder has proven they build customer satisfaction.

But resting on past achievements is simply not the Rosehaven way. Continually striving for excellence, Rosehaven Homes offers something for everyone. This year’s incredibly successful new releases in Stoney Creek, Ancaster and Brampton are proof that at 25, Rosehaven is just getting started.

Rosehaven launched Phase 2 at On The Ridge in Stony Creek and sold out of all the townhomes over one weekend. These newly designed freehold townhomes were clearly exactly what buyers wanted; terrific, high-quality homes in a vibrant neighbourhood near shopping, dining, entertainment, parks and trails.

The new release of stunning singles, semis and towns at Tiffany Hill in Ancaster also sold out in under a week. Buyers had been eagerly awaiting this new release in a lovely, established, family-friendly neighbourhood, and homes were quickly snapped up.

And to top that off, a new phase of singles and towns was released at The Neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant. This release was also much anticipated and the singles sold out in just a few days.

Rosehaven Homes’ first foray into the Burlington condo market is another triumph. Released in 2016, Affinity West is already the fastest selling midrise in Burlington’s Aldershot neighbourhood. Affinity West is 90 per cent sold and Affinity East just opened, offering new designs and larger suites from one-bedroom up to two-bedroom plus formal dining room, ranging in size from 585 up to 1,272 square feet. The Presentation Centre is located at 348 Plains Road East in Aldershot.

Rosehaven will take a pause to celebrate 25 years of building on July 10. The second half of Rosehaven’s anniversary year gets underway after that and it promises to be equally busy, with a number of new releases coming this fall and late 2017.

Those buyers who missed out on the recent releases will be excited to hear that On The Ridge returns this fall to Stoney Creek. The first launch will be offering freehold towns and semis, and will be followed later in the year with 40- and 35-foot singles.

Tiffany Hill in Ancaster just gets better because everything about this desirable neighborhood has been planned with a sense of community in mind. Rosehaven’s next release will feature 45- and 40-foot singles, freehold towns and condo towns in this “country-chic” community traced with parks and trails, woodlands and waterfalls.

Also coming later this fall is more of what Brampton buyers love at The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant. A new release of singles and towns with stone, brick and stucco exteriors are coming to this popular community of beautiful homes.

With a new highrise condo in the planning stages for Grimsby, new singles and towns coming to North Oakville, a new release coming soon to Anchor Woods in Holland Landing and Dreamfields in Bradford, this is clearly going to be a year to remember for Rosehaven Homes and their delighted new homebuyers.

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Local Focus - Newmarket

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Local Focus – Newmarket

by Gale Beeby

Living History

Newmarket’s location on the Holland River made the area a natural route of travel between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe. A major portage route, The Toronto Carrying-Place Trail rain one of its two routes down the Holland River, through the Newmarket area, and over the Oak Ridges Moraine to the Rouge River and into Lake Ontario.

A more used route ran down the western branch of the Holland River, over the moraine and down the Humber River.

Selecting the eastern route as the better of the two, John Graves Simcoe started construction of Yonge Street along the former trail in late 1795, starting in York and ending at St. Albans (now Holland Landing), north of Newmarket.

Fairy Lake
Fairy Lake

By 1801, Joseph Hill had constructed a mill on the Holland River, damming it to produce a mill pond that is now known as Fairy Lake. The town of Upper Yonge Street sprouted up around the mill, which explains why its primary downtown area was centred on the Holland River, and not on the nearby Yonge Street. Hill also built a tannery just to the north of the mill, and the first store and house, as well as additional mills.

By 1802, Elisha Beman started to establish businesses and buy land in Newmarket. A mill was first and other businesses (including a distillery) soon followed. The town continued to grow through the early 19th century, along with the formation of Aurora and Holland Landing. A market held in the current downtown location gave the town its name, Newmarket.

Newmarket played a central role in the Rebellion of 1837. The town was a focal point of discontent against the manipulations of the governing Family Compact. Rebel leader William Lyon Mackenzie organized a series of meetings leading to the rebellion. During the first of these meetings, in 1837, Mackenzie delivered his first campaign speech from the veranda of the North American Hotel at the corner of Botsford and Main Streets. This speech is largely credited for being the initial spark to the rebellion as it was heard by about 600 farmers and others sympathetic to Mackenzie’s cause, who later that year armed themselves and marched down Yonge Street to take the capital. A number of leaders from this area were later attainted for high treason, convicted and hanged.

Newmarket was incorporated as a village in 1857 with a population of 700. In 1880, with a population of 2,000, Newmarket became a town and William Cane was elected as its first mayor.

In 1858, Robert Simpson co-opened Simpson & Trent Groceries, Boots, Shoes and Dry Goods store in downtown Newmarket, the first store in what would become the Simpsons department store chain.

In 1853, the first train pulled into Newmarket on the Toronto, Simcoe & Lake Huron Union Railroad, the first railway in Upper Canada. It eventually linked Toronto to Collingwood, a major shipbuilding centre. Today, this line is the Newmarket Subdivision of the CNR system.

At the turn of the 20th century, the East Holland River was straightened to prepare it for use as a commercial waterway to bypass the railway, whose prices were skyrocketing. Sir William Mulock, the local MP, proposed a canal system running down the Holland River through Holland Landing and into Lake Simcoe. This would allow boats to connect from there to the Trent-Severn Waterway. The canal was almost complete by the summer of 1912, when it was cancelled by the incoming government of Robert Borden. Today, the locks are still visible and are known as the Ghost Canal. The turning basin in downtown Newmarket was filled in and now forms the parking lot of The Old Davis Tannery Mall, on the site of the former Hill tannery.

Downtown Newmarket
Downtown Newmarket

By the 1950s, Newmarket was experiencing a suburban building boom due to its proximity to Toronto. The population increased from 5,000 to 11,000 between 1950 and 1970. The construction of Upper Canada Mall at the corner of Yonge Street and Davis Drive in 1974 started pulling the focal point of the town westward from the historic downtown area.

By the early 1980s, the original historic downtown area suffered as most businesses had moved to the area around Upper Canada Mall. A concerted effort to revitalize the historic downtown area during the late 1980s was successful. A $2.3 million investment was made by the town in 2004 in streetscaping and infrastructure improvements to roads and sidewalks in the historic downtown and it is once again a major focal point of the town.

Housing Options

Often considered a bedroom community of Toronto, Newmarket has a wide selection of homes for any taste or budget, from historic century homes to custom estate homes. Newmarket has also seen the influx of the condo boom, but single-family homes are still the norm. A number of developers are currently building in Newmarket and Aurora.

To see a list of homes for sale, go here.

The Workplace

Newmarket’s growing economy is largely based in the business services and knowledge industries, as well as the manufacturing and retail sectors. Its largest employer is Southlake Regional Health Centre, and private sector employers include Allied International Credit, Flextronics Renewable Energy and TS Tech Canada Inc.

School Days

Newmarket is overseen by York Region’s two schools boards, the York Region District School Board and the York Catholic District School Board. There are also a number of private schools, including the prestigious Pickering College and St. Andrew’s College. Seneca College also has a campus in Newmarket.

Leisure Pursuits

The Newmarket Theatre is the largest in town, with a capacity of 400, and boats a selection of world-class artists each year. The Resurgence Theatre Company is a small professional company that is focused on resurrecting the classics and has an annual Shakespearean production in the Fairly Lake Conservation Area.

Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall also hosts theatre and performing arts and is undergoing a revitalization.

Elman W. Campbell Museum
Elman W. Campbell Museum

The Elman W. Campbell Museum collects, preserves, researches, studies, exhibits and interprets artefacts relating to the social political and economic history of Newmarket.

Newmarket is home to the Newmarket Hurricanes, who compete in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League. Their main rivals are the Aurora Tigers. There are several golf courses in the area, including Silver Lake Golf Course, St. Andrew’s Valley, Highland Gate Golf Club, Westview Golf Club, Magna Golf Club and Beacon Hill Golf Club.

Parks & Rec

Newmarket has over 45 parks with over 800 acres of parkland, including picnic areas, walking trails, playgrounds, soccer pitches, tennis courts, basketball courts and baseball diamonds.

The Holland River Valley Trail, designed in 2000 as part of the regional Nokiidaa Trail, passes through a natural valley of mixed forests, meadows and wetland habitats.

Fairy Lake
Fairy Lake

Fairy Lake was created when a dam was built on the East Holland River in 1801. Originally a millpond, it is now used for recreation, including playgrounds, picnic areas and walking trails. The park has a pavilion offering shelter and washrooms, chess/checker tables and a barbecue site.

The Mabel Davis Conservation Area consists of seven hectares of parkland with 1,400 metres of trails along the east and west sides of the East Holland River, where cyclists and hikers can enjoy a natural setting and bird watch.

Upper Canada Mall
Upper Canada Mall

Retail Therapy

Newmarket has a fabulous historic downtown that offers many unique boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and cafés. Here you can see beautiful flower displays along Main Street. The Upper Canada Mall is a high-end centre with over 300 stores and services and is surrounded by other shopping plazas and big box stores.

Lakeridge Regional Health Centre
Lakeridge Regional Health Centre

Essential Services

Local police services are provided by the York Regional Police, who service the entire region. Fire service is provided by Central York Fire Services, a shared arrangement between Aurora and Newmarket. Southlake Regional Health Centre provides a wide range of services.

Easy Access

Newmarket is connected to Toronto by Highway 404, which then connects with Highways 407 and 401. Public transit is provided by York Region Transit, which operates the Viva Blue bus rapid transit route from Newmarket to the Finch Bus Terminal. YRT is also building a Rapidway along Davis Drive between Yonge Street and Highway 404, with separated bus lanes. Commuter train and bus service is operated by GO Transit, which can takes commuters south to Toronto and north to Barrie.

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Cover Story – Editor’s Choice: Rosehaven Homes

Is there anything better than being 25?

Actually, it’s just the beginning! This year Rosehaven celebrates its 25th Anniversary and they are going to make it one of the best years ever. Rosehaven has built homes for over 6,000 families so far and has won lots of awards doing it. But, at 25, they are just hitting their stride. So wait until you see what Rosehaven has planned for this year. And the year after. And the year after . . .

The team at Rosehaven is passionate about architecture and design. Great architecture inspires them. Superior construction drives them. At the forefront of innovative design and construction since its inception, Rosehaven Homes has received a long list of rewards for excellence on local, national and world-class levels. Most recently, Rosehaven was happy to be the recipient of the 2016 HERS Award, Home Energy Efficiency Canadian President’s Award for Most Homes Rated HERS 53 or Lower.

You’d expect a 25 year old to be tech savvy. That’s why you’ll see Rosehaven’s online presence moving front and centre with evolving content, including Facebook contests and activities. Never satisfied with riding on the success of the past, Rosehaven is always thinking about how to improve the homebuying experience. The new year will see the launch of their redesigned website with a fresh new look and loads of connectivity so homebuyers can share their dreams and ideas directly with Rosehaven.

After years of planning, Rosehaven will have a number of superb new home communities available for buyers seeking chic designs, enviable amenities and convenient locations in 2017 and beyond.

GRIMSBY & HAMILTON

Rosehaven is very excited to be bringing its first ever highrise condo to Grimsby, steps from the lake and Casablanca Beach, and a new midrise condominium to Hamilton’s downtown.

STONEY CREEK

At On The Ridge, a new release of freehold townhomes is poised a touch above, located high on the Niagara Escarpment where nature is spectacular. Executive singles that are walking distance to the waterfront and next to the Fifty Point Conservation Area and marina, are also coming soon to Lake Pointe at Stoney Creek.

ANCASTER

Rosehaven returns to Tiffany Hill in 2017. Buyers will find new singles, semis and freehold townhomes in this established neighbourhood of elegant detached houses on winding streets and quiet crescents.

BURLINGTON

Rosehaven recently debuted Affinity Condominium in Burlington’s Aldershot neighbourhood, consisting of two contemporary midrise buildings, each with fitness/yoga, party room, rooftop terrace and more.

OAKVILLE

The Randall Residences, the luxury condominium that was inspired by the timeless elegance of Beaux Arts architecture in Paris, is over 70 per cent sold. These luxury and penthouse suites range in size from 1,807 to over 2,928 square feet and include either private rooftop terraces or access to a common terrace for outdoor entertaining.

Also coming to Oakville in 2017 is a stunning selection of singles and towns at Woodland Trails, located at 6th Line and Burnhamthorpe Road.

BRAMPTON

Brampton’s Townhaus Collection is almost sold out (only three remain). These stylish, contemporary freehold townhomes are located in Mount Pleasant. Buyers will also find another phase of singles and towns coming to the successful community of Mount Pleasant in 2017.

Just recently released in this sought-after community are three singles, two of Rosehaven’s 45-foot decorated model homes, the Treeline and the Valley Creek, plus its popular 41-foot design the Rollingwood, located on a gorgeous ravine lot with a 69-foot frontage.

BRADFORD

Dreamfields in Bradford returns with Phase 4. This fabulous collection of singles and townhomes exudes charm and heritage. With Dreamfields you will find Rosehaven’s exceptional design elements in a dream community, surrounded by incredible golf courses, shopping, parks and more.

HOLLAND LANDING

The first launch of Anchor Woods was an overwhelming success and Rosehaven is working hard to expedite the next phase in late 2017, which will feature detached, semis and townhomes.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

For the past 25 years, Rosehaven has shown a commitment to both timeless architectural elements and luxurious contemporary amenities with attention to detail both inside and out of every property it builds.

Ensuring that homebuyers have an exceptional experience putting their personal touches on their new home is essential. Rosehaven’s Decor Studio in Oakville shows this commitment to style by offering over 3,000 square feet of cutting-edge finishes, gleaming faucets and fixtures, carpets, fireplaces, fine hardwood, gourmet kitchens and spa-inspired bathrooms to inspire homeowners. Rosehaven Decor Consultants guide the process of choosing fixtures and finishes to help all homeowners make their Rosehaven home express their unique style.

The upcoming quarter century is sure to bring a future filled with new ideas and bold inspirations for Rosehaven, which is always at the forefront of community building. As Rosehaven looks ahead, it will continue developing new innovations so tomorrow’s families can be proud of what they have accomplished in their Rosehaven home. No matter whether it’s a townhome, semi, single or condo, buyers can always be assured that it is a quality Rosehaven Home.

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