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Branthaven Homes has unveiled The Grimsby Collection

Branthaven Homes has unveiled The Grimsby Collection

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Branthaven Homes has unveiled The Grimsby Collection

Branthaven Homes has unveiled The Grimsby Collection, a curated collection of custom-inspired detached homes in historic Grimsby. Tucked in from Main St. E., The Grimsby Collection is a masterfully planned, perfectly scaled enclave nestled at the foot of the Escarpment.

“Branthaven is very excited to be able to offer this collection of homes curated specifically for this remarkable setting,” says Steve Stipsits, president of Branthaven. “With just 56 generously-sized, distinctive lots and the magnificent Niagara Escarpment as your backdrop, this is an exceptional new home opportunity that buyers won’t want to miss. There’s plenty of home styles and lot sizes to choose from – 36- and 40-ft. two-storey designs, 37-ft. rear lane homes, 38-ft. bungalofts, unique corner lot designs and wide 45- and 50-ft. home sites.”

Branthaven draws on its custom homebuilding heritage with The Grimsby Collection. The company’s reputation for beautiful homes, attention to architectural detail, coordinated colour palettes and enduring curb appeal are evident in the new collection. “To ensure the enclave will have a distinctive and elevated look, we have introduced three classic and complementary residential styles – all artfully curated for varied and custom streetscape,” adds Stipsits.

The Contemporary Craftsman elevations pay homage to the coveted Art & Crafts “Cottages” of the Niagara Region. Richly detailed with authentic architecture, earthy colour palette, full of character and curb appeal, these homes boast the distinctive hallmarks of the style – gables, shaker details, decorative trusses and paired porch columns set on stone piers.

Inspired by classic Ontario heritage homesteads, The Grimsby Collections’ Modern Farmhouse series is a simple yet striking contemporary interpretation that’s always in style. The laid-back look of the welcoming porches, peaked roofline, genuine board and batten look and crisp lines of the modern black windows have a timeless appeal.

Old world elegance meets modern sensibility in the third elevation style on offer. The New Traditional elevations in the Grimsby Collection showcase the rich masonry, tumbled stone skirting and sophisticated stucco that come together in a perfect fusion of timeless materiality and new modern lines.

While The Grimsby Collections’ elevations may be heritage-inspired, the interiors are thoroughly modern. Interiors are light-filled, open and contemporary layouts that are a pleasure to live in. “We are renowned for our smart, open-concept and functional floorplans,” says Stipsits. “Our thoughtful interiors reflect what today’s homebuyers really want – smart and stylish, design forward and flexible living spaces.”

The Grimsby Collection features an abundance of bespoke design details and plenty of layout options for homebuyers to tailor a plan to their lifestyle needs. From open-concept sightlines to formal coffered dining rooms and dens, smart work-from-home offices, flexible lofts, mudroom entries, butler’s serveries, pantries, family-friendly shared baths, luxury master retreat spa baths and feature-filled kitchens, these three-, four- and five-bedroom plans have everything covered.

Branthaven’s signature Fresh Thinking features are included at no extra cost. Homebuyers will choose from an offering of premium quality, designer selected counters and cabinets, tiles, flooring and more. Also included is Branthaven’s Smarter Home Technology bundle of integrated tech features such as handy mobile app, video doorbell, thermostat, leak sensor and home network hub for your peace-of-mind at home and away.

Discover custom inspired living and remarkable luxury from the low $700,000s. Register online today for exclusive information and updates.


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Find your new Mattamy home today in these inspiring neighbourhoods

Find your new Mattamy home today in these inspiring neighbourhoods

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Find your new Mattamy home today in these inspiring neighbourhoods

In 1978, Mattamy Homes founder, Peter Gilgan, set out to build homes and communities that complement how people actually live – an idea he called “thoughtful design.” Since then, this belief has helped Mattamy build more than 100,000 homes across Canada and the United States. Today, Mattamy Homes is North America’s largest privately-owned homebuilder.

Soon, Mattamy’s story will continue its growth in vibrant North York. Mattamy will be unveiling brand new exciting detached designs. This will be a fresh opportunity to own new in the best of the city. Imagine life in Park Place on Patricia at Bathurst and Steeles.

Choose from a full collection of upscale architectural exteriors: French Chateau, English Manor, and Traditional. All the home designs blend naturally into this established North York neighbourhood. These thoughtfully designed homes come complete with nine-ft. ceilings, a gas fireplace, hardwood flooring and much more.

Register online today to buy new in the city.

Kleinburg Summit in Kleinburg

Today, Mattamy has a limited collection of 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-ft. detached homes with trendy interior finishes and incredible incentives. Discover masterplanned community living at its finest. Connect to trails, parks and walking and biking paths all right outside your door. Come explore an elegant lifestyle just north of the city.

Union Condos in Brampton

Have you ever wanted to sleep late and still get to work on time? Well, now you can.

Mattamy’s UNION Condos in Brampton is literally a short, convenient five-minute walk to the Mount Pleasant GO station – getting you downtown in slightly more than 30 minutes. Choose from one- to three- bedroom suites. Enjoy a fitness studio and entertaining lounge all right in your building. An exciting new energy is available in Union Condos.

White Pines in Bracebridge

If you want to live the cottage life all year round, then White Pines is your destination. Here, you can choose from beautiful 50- and 66-ft. two-storey homes and bungalow designs that each bring something new to the table. Nature, recreation, convenient shopping, and dining are just minutes from your front door in Bracebridge. Experience it firsthand by taking a tour of Mattamy’s Model Home to discover all the finest interior and exterior finishes available in your future home. The Muskoka lifestyle is waiting for you in White Pines.

Queen’s Common in Whitby

Mattamy’s established Whitby community offers exciting new towns and detached designs. We invite you to be part of this exciting neighbourhood filled with friendly faces and children’s laughter. Live just minutes from everything you could ever need. Connect to shopping, recreation, dining, schools, GO and public transportation. Enjoy a relaxed, full life in Mattamy’s Queen’s Common.

All Mattamy homes offer Architect’s Choice Options. These optional floorplans allow you to personalize the layout of your new home to better fit your life. Whether you’re a growing family in need of an extra bedroom, or your love for cooking calls for a chef’s kitchen, the architectural options let you own a home that’s been designed for how you live.

And with the help of a personal design consultant you’ll be guided through the beautiful features and finishes available in Mattamy’s state-of-the-art Design Studio.


Learn more about all of  Mattamy’s new communities.


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The revitilization of Dundalk by Flato Developments

The revitalization of Dundalk by Flato Developments

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The revitalization of Dundalk by Flato Developments

Surrounded by some of Ontario’s finest pastoral scenery, the village of Dundalk is poised for transformation. From the renowned developer and builder, Flato Developments, Dundalk will welcome thousands of new residents and businesses over the next decade as the result of four visionary initiatives.

Edgewood Greens

When complete, Edgewood Greens will be home to 1,200 new families. Currently, hundreds of delighted homeowners are enjoying being a part of this growing hometown. An easy drive away, Edgewood Greens will offer discerning buyers a stunning collection of spacious homes up to 3,000 sq. ft., at prices that are unheard of in the GTA.

Carriage House

An inspired collection of well-crafted townhomes and singles, Carriage House offers a more-relaxed pace. Featuring heritage exteriors and contemporary features, this superb community delivers luxury for less. Phase 1 townhomes are now sold out. More townhomes and single-detached homes will be released this year.

Seniors community

At Edgewood Suites, active retirees can make the most of their golden years in a charming setting surrounded by picturesque countryside. This tranquil community will offer a wide selection of stunning suites, including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. From here, it’s an easy stroll to shops, banks, the community centre and places of worship. Construction is scheduled to begin this year.

Commercial space

Designed to augment the shops and services in the area, the new Dundalk Retail Plaza will introduce an exciting array of retail establishments for residents to enjoy.

Life in Dundalk

Combining the warmth of small-town living with urban amenities, everyday conveniences are within walking distance. Downtown Dundalk is reminiscent of an historic downtown core, with leafy streets of quaint Victorian residences. The Dundalk Herald is one of the few remaining independently owned newspapers in the region.

Life here is what you make of it. The weekly Southgate Farmers’ Market is a tradition for many. Poke about local shops and meet with friends for a coffee or at one of the popular restaurants in the area. Dundalk also has a new library, an arena and a community centre.

Unspoiled surroundings

Located less than 90 kms northwest of Brampton and Mississauga, Dundalk is only a half an hour drive to The Blue Mountains and Collingwood. Hike the Bruce Trail along the UNESCO-designated Niagara Escarpment, ski the renowned slopes of Blue Mountain and enjoy water-related activities on Georgian Bay, including swimming, fishing and boating. Move up to Dundalk, the highest elevation of any community in southern Ontario.


For further information, visit the website.


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National Homes

New GREENPRINT from National Homes makes communities more sustainable

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New GREENPRINT from National Homes makes communities more sustainable

Today, homebuyers – especially Millennial buyers – are looking for environmentally responsible options in real estate. National Homes recognized the importance of sustainability to its buyers, and began developing a program that gives buyers the reassurance of knowing that when buying a new home, they are also doing their part. That program, called “GREENPRINT,” is now about to launch in National Homes communities across the GTA.

For more than 25 years, National has lived by the mandate that “You are the Blueprint.” This customer-focussed approach has been the driving force behind the design and construction of every community National has built. And now, the company is taking it even further.

As an environmentally conscious company, National Homes utilized a third party CRESNET-certified energy evaluator to complete energy performance testing and inspections in their homes, to find where they can best improve energy efficiency and increase savings for homeowners on energy consumption. Then National responded by incorporating Green materials, features, and processes into every home they build. In addition, homebuyers can also choose from options that can save even more energy, save long term costs, and reduce their environmental impact even further.

Engineered hardwood flooring optimizes performance in your home with many eco-concious benefits.
Engineered hardwood flooring optimizes performance in your home with many eco-concious benefits.

The initial step to any Green initiative is recycling. National strives to reduce landfill waste and repurpose as many materials as possible. Non-recyclable materials are carefully sorted, and bricks and concrete that can’t be used on another project are broken down into recycled aggregate. National chooses to use renewable materials where possible and buy local, cutting back on emissions created by shipping materials while also fueling the local economy.

National then offers environmentally responsible features as standards in all its homes. From features such as programmable thermostats and low-flow faucets, to drain water heat recovery pipes and energy recovery ventilators, National ensures that your home runs as efficiently as possible for both the planet and for your wallet. Using Quartz countertops and 100-percent recycled carpets preserves natural resources by using safe man-made alternatives, and all hardwood flooring meets the high standards regarding low environmental impact.

Low-flow faucets reduce water consumption.
Low-flow faucets reduce water consumption.

Going Green provides homebuyers with even more choice. With so many Green features offered, the possibilities are nearly endless. A comprehensive series of Bright Ideas was developed with input from National homebuyers that make a home more functional, save time, and money too. Imagine cupboards that disappear when you don’t need them, drop zones that keep your home organized and lights that turn off with a voice command.

At the National Homes Design Studio, buyers can choose LED lighting packages to save energy, upgrade to a two-stage variable speed furnace, or get a smart thermostat that learns and adapts to a buyer’s needs to save money and energy. Or choose between durable, eco-friendly laminate flooring or engineered hardwood flooring to optimize your home performance while still looking sleek and beautiful.

Quartz countertops preserve natural resources as a man-made material.
Quartz countertops preserve natural resources as a man-made material.

The “GREENPRINT” to an eco-friendly home isn’t all about features and finishes. One of the most revolutionary technologies that National Homes has adopted to help keep your home as environmentally responsible is the use of innovative Panergy Wall Systems. Tested in Europe for decades, these prefabricated building envelopes reduce CO2 emissions, have superior thermal, moisture, and acoustical performance, are more fireproof, and have far higher energy-efficiency than traditional constructions. All this, paired with faster installation and significantly reduced construction waste, makes Panergy one of the smartest and Greenest options on the market. National began using this technology starting with the acclaimed Three Rivers community, which is currently in its final release and, given the very positive response, it will continue to do so into the future.

Smart thermostat systems that learns your habits and adjusts accordingly, saving money and energy.
Smart thermostat systems that learns your habits and adjusts accordingly, saving money and energy.

By offering so many Green features and finishes in its communities, National Homes is showing a commitment to sustainability as it continues to roll out new innovative ideas like the “Bright Ideas” and “GREENPRINT” programs. National strives to put clients first and work on a personal level to meet the needs of those people who prioritize environmental responsibility, all while building homes as eco-friendly as possible.

Each step taken towards efficiency and sustainability brings us closer to a Greener future – something that people worldwide work towards every day. The actions of every single person creates an impact, but having these ideals built into the core of a company such as National Homes shows that every company can do its part, and National’s “GREENPRINT” initiative proves that you can do your part to help the planet, and look stylish at the same time.

You will be able to explore National’s Green/Smart home innovations in new communities coming soon, including The Vale, a townhome community coming to Courtice; Tyandaga Heights, townhomes coming soon to Burlington’s Brant St.; and, also in Burlington, a new condo and townhome community on Plains Rd..


For further information, visit the website.


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Fieldgate Homes

Fieldgate Homes has a new release coming at Upper Valleylands on Caledon/Brampton boundary

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Fieldgate Homes has a new release coming at Upper Valleylands on Caledon/Brampton boundary

Fieldgate Homes’ first big release of 2020, on March 28, is coming soon to the Caledon/Brampton boundary. This acclaimed family community is the perfect place to make your new home dreams come true this year. This is just one of many Fieldgate Homes releases scheduled for the first half of 2020. Read on to discover the exciting opportunities in highly sought after neighbourhoods across the GTA. Once you find the community you love, visit the website to register for more information.

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 freehold townhomes and 25-ft. semi-detached homes from the upper $500,000s and 41-, 38- and 30-ft. singles from the upper $700,000s. Homebuyers will love Upper Valleylands’ spectacular master-planned community design, which includes 30 acres of greenspace, community parkland and a proposed elementary school.

Stouffville – new release coming soon

Following the huge success of Fieldgate’s initial release, Cityside will return with a new release that features many of the company’s best-selling home designs. Cityside offers traditional and contemporary freehold townhomes from the upper $500,000s, as well as 36- and 40-ft. detached homes from the upper $700,000s. This is your chance to make your dream home come true in an incredible community setting, just minutes from all amenities. Cityside is located just minutes from Markham, Hwys. 404 and 407, and the Stouffville GO station. You can preview the upcoming release before sales begin by visiting the presentation centre, located at 12466 Ninth Line, at the northwest corner of Ninth Line and Millard St. While visiting the presentation centre, you can also explore homes in Fieldgate’s popular Blue Sky community. Blue Sky currently offers 40- and 50-ft. detached homes up to 4,000 sq. ft. in a private court and on a ravine woodlot. Blue Sky’s detached homes are priced from the low $1-millions.

New release this spring at New Kleinburg

Register today for your chance to be first in the new release in this wildly popular community. New Kleinburg is a new collection of inspired family residences in a beautiful community setting just moments from the heart of Kleinburg. With the future 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 new 30-, 38-, and 44-ft. detached homes. Choose from traditional and contemporary home exteriors for an elegant residence that reflects your personal style. 50-ft. detached homes are also available.

Richmond Hill – new release coming soon to Richlands

Richmond Hill’s acclaimed Richlands community returns in 2020 with a new release. Located adjacent to Richmond Green Sports Park, Richlands won the hearts of GTA homebuyers in its previous releases thanks to the community’s beautiful collection of homes and remarkable community vision. The new release will include freehold townhomes from the upper $800,000s, 28-ft. semis from the upper $1.1-millions, 36-ft. singles from the mid $1.6-millions and 43-ft. singles from the upper $1.7-millions. Homes are scheduled to close this fall and there are a few homes available with 30- to 150-day closings. Both traditional and contemporary designs are available. The perfect balance of beautiful home designs, exceptional location and inspired community plan has already earned Richlands award-winning status at the BILD Awards.

West Whitby – Park Vista at Whitby Meadows will return this spring

Whitby Meadows has been one of the eastern GTA’s most popular communities since it first opened a few years ago. This is a master-planned community that offers west Whitby’s best lifestyle, close to shopping, restaurants, Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Whitby GO station, excellent schools and more. This new release will offer an exceptional selection of 30-, 36-, and 42-ft. single-detached homes in west Whitby’s finest natural setting.


For further information on any of these remarkable communities, sales centre locations, phone numbers, floorplans, and to register, visit the website.


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Mason Homes

Mason Homes has sensational singles and townhomes now selling in Peterborough and Port Hope

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Mason Homes has sensational singles and townhomes now selling in Peterborough and Port Hope

Celebrating more than 55 years of excellence in development, design and new home construction, Mason Homes remains one of Ontario’s most successful and forward-thinking new home construction companies.

Today, with award-winning communities in Peterborough and Port Hope, Mason Homes invites you to discover how you can take advantage of quick closings on a great selection of bungalows, bungalow plus loft townhomes and single-family homes that combine Mason’s unbeatable quality and value in two of the province’s most desirable communities.

The Arbour Condo Villas – Peterborough

With a new sales centre now open, quick closings available, and two model homes set to open this spring, the time is right to make your move to The Arbour Condo Villas in Peterborough, before the upcoming Grand Opening.

Part of Mason Homes’ master-planned Parklands community, this Phase 1 adult inspired enclave of just 38 “Classic” and rear lane “Courtyard” bungalow and bungalow plus loft designs is set amidst natural woodlands, with numerous trails, landscaped parks and ponds at your door.

These exceptional townhome residences range from 1,068 to 2,242 sq. ft. and showcase charming Arts & Crafts exteriors that have been meticulously detailed to reflect a blend of early Ontario-inspired architectural influences – a common design theme found throughout Parklands.

Within, each residence showcases the finest in features and finishes with flowing, open concept interiors that are bright and spacious. Design highlights include soaring nine-ft. main floor ceilings, convenient main floor master retreats, gourmet-inspired kitchens, inviting Great Rooms with available gas fireplaces, direct access single and double car garages, main floor laundry rooms and optional finished basements. To take full advantage of this wooded setting, a limited number of rear yard walkouts are also available.

Ideal for those looking to get the most value for their dollar, The Arbour Condo Villas at Parklands is nestled within a wonderful master-planned community setting that is just steps to Peterborough’s best shopping, recreation, leisure, transit and more, and is a quick drive to cottage country to the north.

These condo villas showcase affordable luxury by combining cutting-edge building products and technology with a variety of today’s most requested features and finishes. As with every new Mason home, each residence is built to Energy Star standards, delivering comfort, peace of mind and savings in household energy consumption.

With quick closings available, prices at The Arbour Condo Villas start from the high $300,000s.

Lakeside Village – Port Hope

With the 4th Phase of Lakeside Village under construction, the new sales centre and new model court coming this spring, there’s no time like the present for a sneak peek preview of Port Hope’s most popular lakeside neighbourhood before the official model court grand opening.

With fall 2020 closings available, you can join the more than 200 families who have made their move to this this exceptional community. A full offering of award-winning bungalow, bungalow plus loft and two-storey homes showcase the warmth of all-brick exteriors, complemented by an exciting offering of open concept, feature-filled interiors.

With all that Port Hope has to offer just minutes away, including quick access to Hwy. 401 and the new 407 extension, this is the lifestyle you deserve, within a master-planned setting near the shores of Lake Ontario and adjacent to The Port Hope Golf & Country Club.

The Mason Homes advantage

As with every new Mason home, each is built to Energy Star standards, offering you more comfort and less energy consumption. These exciting new Classic and Courtyard designs showcase affordable, energy saving luxury, combined with cutting-edge building products and techniques together with a variety of today’s most requested features and finishes.


The Parklands

The sales centre is located at 1054 Rippingdale Trail, Peterborough and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays.



Lakeside Village

The sales centre is located at 415 Lakeshore Rd., Port Hope and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; closed Fridays.



For further information, register online or follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates.


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Spend more time living at RiverBend Golf Community by Sifton Properties

Spend more time living at RiverBend Golf Community by Sifton Properties

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Spend more time living at RiverBend Golf Community by Sifton Properties

At RiverBend Golf Community, Sifton Properties invites you to spend more time living. Residents will tell you that can mean any number of things – more time outdoors, more time relaxing, more time playing golf, and more time connecting with neighbours and friends. Basically, at RiverBend life is simply about doing more of what makes you happy.

Sifton believes that people thrive when they live in a beautiful home, and a friendly community surrounded by nature. Here, the opportunities to socialize and be active 50-plus men and women can significantly enhance your health and quality of life.

“We’ve never felt so welcomed. Our social calendar is jam-packed,” share Rebecca and Dave, residents of RiverBend. “RiverBend is a truly inclusive community. It’s such a nice feeling to get a cheerful wave at the front gate as you return home at the end of the day, and we’ve even been welcomed into many of our neighbours’ homes. At RiverBend, there’s something for everyone. It doesn’t matter your age or ability, your social calendar is filled with great interactive events.”

Residents enjoy membership to the 28,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse, which includes a fitness centre and indoor pool, a casual bar and lounge, a spacious dining room with delicious cuisine, and private meeting rooms for community use. In addition to these amenities, the club plays host to a number of social events developed alongside an enthusiastic social committee. Year-round activities include mahjong, darts, billiards, yoga, gardening club, bridge lessons, travel club and more.

And for those who came for their love of golf, the pristine Doug Carrick designed 18-hole golf course is mere steps from your back door. “With course-side bungalows and golf cart garages, RiverBend exceeds our every expectation,” says Margaret. “With a pro shop and clubhouse only a two-minute golf cart ride from home, RiverBend is a golf enthusiast’s dream. The community is so welcoming and the camaraderie doesn’t end on the course. We play more frequently than ever and there are plenty of other activities. There is no better 19th hole from which to enjoy a sunset and a glass of wine than your very own backyard.”

RiverBend is also home to the LPGA’s Ontario-based short-game “genius,” Gareth Raflewski. Named the 2018 PGA of Canada’s Teacher of the Year, Gareth is one of the best young coaches in golf, an instructor whose love for the sport shows in his desire to see constant improvements in his students. Raflewski has now worked with at least 50 players on the LPGA Tour and even continues to instruct RiverBend members.

Now constructing the community’s tenth and final phase of single-family homes, Sifton Properties is preparing a number of spectacular new lots available overlooking the golf course. In addition, prospective buyers have the opportunity to view a number of quick closing homes. These quick closing homes allow a purchaser to choose new construction, while skipping lengthy build times that may not fit into their moving plan. This makes them a great choice for those looking for a brand new home with a shorter turnaround. Quick closing homes can be outfitted and completed in as little as 30 days, depending on the stage of construction.

Advantages to selecting a quick closing home:

  • Move in faster and enjoy flexibility in a closing date.
  • Walk through the house and get a true sense of the space you’ll call home.
  • Enjoy designer selected upgrades and on-trend finishes that today’s buyers are looking for.
  • Fewer decisions to make means less hassle for those who don’t feel strongly about making every new home selection.
  • Everybody wins – Sifton is motivated to sell the house and often offer incentives that mean more for your dollar.

Visit the presentation centre to learn more. We’ll greet you at the private gates and invite you to explore our model homes, the spacious clubhouse and pro shop, as well as the peaceful streets of RiverBend.

Tour additional Sifton communities in London, Ilderton and Ingersoll. Ingersoll provides the perfect balance between career and quality of life in a safe and friendly community located just two minutes from the 401. Ideal for the commuter family, HarrisView provides buyers with more value for their housing dollar and is quickly becoming the choice for families across Southwestern Ontario.

  • Short walk away from top-rated elementary schools
  • Nearby nature trails, parks, riverside green spaces and the downtown core
  • Choose from home sites with 40- to 50-ft. frontages
  • One- and two-storey home designs from the upper $400,000s

RiverBend Golf Community

Visit the sales office, located at 2200 Jack Nash Dr. in London, Ont. The sales office is open from noon to 5 p.m. daily.





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