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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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Lindvest Homes

Lindvest is creating beautiful architecture and quality crafted homes

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Lindvest is creating beautiful architecture and quality crafted homes

Lindvest is a Toronto-based real estate development group with deep roots, spanning six decades in the award-winning, highly-reputed H&R family of companies. Its signature emphasis on beautiful architecture and quality crafted homes, has made them a popular choice among homebuyers who are looking for a little more than the ordinary fare.

Presently, Lindvest has communities open in Oakville and Newcastle and coming soon to Vaughan and Aurora. Each is singularly unique and offers an incredible variety of options.

Klein Estates at Pine Valley and Teston Road

The beauty of nearby Kleinburg Village will soon be celebrated in a master-planned community of impressive estate homes. Here, Lindvest, with its long history of fine building in the GTA, is bringing its signature style to Klein Estates. This spectacular collection of traditional and contemporary homes on 42 and 50-ft. lots will be polished to perfection with upscale refinements hand-selected for their beauty, functionality and quality. A decidedly rural ambiance but far from isolated, Klein Estates offers the peace and tranquility of the countryside with fast connections to its urban neighbours. Downtown Mississauga is just 20 minutes away by car, Thornhill a mere 10 minutes, while Toronto’s Union Station is a fast 45-minute commute by GO Train from Maple Station, just 10 km away. Served by Hwys. 400, 401, 27, 407 and 427 Klein Estates is easily accessible for commuters.

Marketed as “The Art of Time Well Spent,” the Village of Kleinburg reflects the quaint ambiance of a turn of the century town with modern accoutrements such as a delightful Starbucks that attracts cyclists from around the GTA. Wander the quaint Village streets and discover its many unique restaurants, shops and boutiques all in a lush forested setting where rolling hills and magnificent scenery form the backdrop to life at a more relaxed pace. Not far away, the famous Kortright Centre offers a tribute to conservation and the well-loved McMichael Gallery, home to Canada’s treasured Group of Seven masterpieces, offers programs and events for adults and children alike.

Like the community around it, Klein Estates is unique – with its own personality and style. Considered a bright beacon of creativity in a sea of architectural conformity, Klein Estates’ homes will blossom into a beautiful streetscape traversing delightful forests and rolling hills. Klein Estates is one not to be missed.

North Oakville
North Oakville

North Oakville

As one of three prestigious builders, Lindvest is shaping a stunning community of single-family homes called North Oakville. Located a short distance from the city’s Uptown Core, North Oakville is a one-of-a kind community within a city that has been named the best place to live in Canada by MoneySense Magazine. Despite a growing population (recent census pegs Oakville at 200,000), it still retains its small-town charm, which is a compelling reason for people looking for a detached home in a prestigious community to consider Lindvest’s North Oakville.

Aurora Glen Townhomes

Seventy-two beautiful townhomes ranging in size from 1,725 to 2,362 sq. ft. are now built, with more than half already home to new families in Lindvest’s Aurora Glen community. Attractively priced, these homes are conveniently located close to all of the amenities of Aurora.

This is a great place to live and raise a family. Aurora has been ranked in the top 10 wealthiest towns in Canada. With four secondary schools and numerous elementary schools Aurora has outstanding choices when it comes to schools. The highly prestigious St. Andrews College, a private independent school for boys, is also located in Aurora.

With less than 30 homes still available, be sure to look out for the model home unveiling set to take place later this spring.

LINDVEST

Offering new communities in and around the GTA. Visit the website for information as it becomes available.

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Local Focus: Aurora & Newmarket

Aurora & Newmarket: Close to Toronto, but far from the hustle of city life

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Aurora & Newmarket: Close to Toronto, but far from the hustle of city life

With some homebuyers priced out of the downtown Toronto core, not to mention limited availability, many are heading to the suburbs in search of more affordable homes.

Those looking north – to Aurora and Newmarket – may indeed find savings. They may also get more bang for their buck, in the way of larger properties and lots for those prices.

But it isn’t all about paying less in Aurora and Newmarket, where proximity to nature, including the Oak Ridges Moraine, and expanding highway and transit infrastructure, make living here and working in Toronto an appealing option.

Aurora

Located in York Region, Aurora is an increasingly popular and affluent town. According to the 2016 Census, the population here grew 4.2 per cent from 2011 to 55,445 – but is forecast to grow to more than 69,000 by 2020.

With an average household income of more than $155,000, Aurora is one of the wealthiest towns, not just in the province, but in all of Canada.

What’s causing such growth? An increasingly diverse economy and business expansion, which drive housing demand and rising prices.

Through it all, Aurora has been able to maintain a small-town feel. In 2016, it was ranked as one of the Top 25 places to live in Canada.

Still, the October 2018 municipal election brought change to Aurora. Tom Mrakas unseated incumbent Geoff Dawe, running on a platform centred around housing and growth. He had said he wants to ensure better land use planning decisions are made through the Local Appeals Body and by implementing a Design Review Panel. He also intends to uphold the Official Plan and continue to oppose golf course redevelopment and improve municipal infrastructure.

Newmarket

Located just seven kms north of Aurora, with a population of more than 85,000, Newmarket, too, gets lots of love.

In a recent survey conducted by the Town, 95 per cent of residents said they are satisfied with Newmarket as a place to live, and 80 per cent are satisfied with overall service levels.

“The feedback received from the Community Survey results support Newmarket’s reputation as one of the Best Places to Live in Canada, according to MoneySense Magazine,” says Mayor John Taylor.

Like neighbouring Aurora, Newmarket was ranked in the top 25 communities in Canada in 2016 and 14th among best small cities. In 2017, Amazon Canada rated it as number 20 of the top 100 most romantic cities in Canada.

Also, as was the case with Aurora, the elections last year brought change to Newmarket, when then-Mayor Tony Van Bynen decided not to seek re-election. John Taylor took over, making the economy, business growth, community building and expanding new housing developments his top priorities.

Location, location, location

Aurora, population 55,445, 49 kms north of Toronto

Newmarket, population 84,224, 7 kms north of Aurora

Select upcoming housing developments, Aurora

Queen’s Grove by North Star Homes, luxury homes, Yonge Street and Bloomington Sideroad

Shining Hill by Townwood Homes, detached, semis and townhomes

Aurora Townhomes by Andrin Homes, townhomes

Select upcoming housing developments, Newmarket

Glenway on the Green by Lakeview Homes, bungalows

Estate Homes at Copper Hills by Redwood Living, estate homes

Redwood on Yonge by Redwood Properties, adult lifestyle condominiums


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Gallery Condos + Lofts: Coming Soon to Downtown Burlington

Gallery Condos + Lofts coming soon to downtown Burlington

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Gallery Condos + Lofts coming soon to downtown Burlington

For five years in a row MoneySense magazine has named Burlington the best mid-sized city in Canada, as well as the second-best city in Ontario. Located on Lake Ontario, the city offers residents a safe and friendly environment, as well as fabulous restaurants, shopping, festivals, events and a culturally rich arts community. Gallery Condos + Lofts will place residents in the centre of it all.

BURLINGTON ROCKS

There’s no shortage of things to do in, and around, Burlington, including music, dance and theatre performances at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, and featured exhibits at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Residents will be able to walk to fine eateries and bistros, and stroll to Spencer Smith Park, with its scenic waterfront promenade. The boardwalk is a favourite destination for joggers, cyclists and walkers. The park also hosts numerous events, including the Sound of Music Festival and Ribfest. The Brant Street Pier extends 132 metres out into Lake Ontario and provides breathtaking views of the the city’s shoreline.

The area is served by three GO stations and several major highways, making it easy to travel to downtown Toronto, to indulge in neighbouring Hamilton’s burgeoning food scene, or to visit Niagara wine country for a weekend escape.

ARTISTIC INTERPRETATION

Gallery Condos + Lofts will be located at Brant and James in downtown Burlington, and was inspired by the city’s vibrant arts scene. Carriage Gate Homes is working with local artists and will feature their art throughout the building. The company has been building award-winning communities in southwestern Ontario for more than 30 years.

The 22-storey building will feature a four-storey podium with a unique cutaway corner, and a wide streetscape. The rooftop will feature barbecues, a fire feature and stunning views in every direction. Also included is a fitness facility, along with a yoga studio with an indoor/outdoor stretching area and a heated indoor pool with lounge areas, as well as a multi-purpose party room with a bar and dining room.

Large balconies and chef-style kitchens augment each of the 161 open-concept suites. Units with lofts are available on the gallery level, and highlight urban finishes like 10- foot ceilings and barn doors. The master ensuite in the loft units include a one-of-a-kind, four-piece spa bath. This signature feature places the tub in a five- by five-foot room for a totally relaxing environment. “We are incorporating a lot of custom home features into our condo suites, in order to bring added value to our customers,” says Nick Carnicelli, president of Carriage Gate.

THE BERKELEY

The Berkeley condominium in downtown Burlington is close to completion, with expected occupancy later this year. This building is geared to transitional buyers, who appreciate a luxurious, hotel-type environment.

To register for Gallery Condos+Lofts, visit gallerycondominiums.ca or carriagegatehomes.com


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