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Halton Hills: Milton, Acton & Georgetown all have the small town charm, and are close to the city

Milton, Acton & Georgetown all have the small town charm, and are close to the city

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Milton, Acton & Georgetown all have the small town charm, and are close to the city

Like so many other areas surrounding Toronto, Halton Hills – including Milton, Acton and Georgetown – is seeing its own spate of new development, as buyers head out of the city in search of larger homes and lower prices.

And in these areas, the predominant new housing type is still lowrise, though, also like other areas, new developments typically offer a mix of singles, semis and townhomes.

Small-town charm

Despite their proximity Toronto, these areas still boast much of their small-town charm, however. Established estate properties and historic neighbourhoods are now being joined by new masterplanned communities, including homes for young families.

Milton, the largest and fastest growing town in the area, features newer amenities such as the Mattamy National Cycling Centre and Milton Centre for the Arts to complement Kelso Conservation Area and Rattlesnake Point. And don’t forget the prized golf courses in the area, including Royal Ontario, Rattlesnake Point, Greystone, Granite Ridge, Piper’s Heath, Georgetown, Halton Country Club and Hornby Glen.

Georgetown has a notable cultural vibe, with live theatres and art galleries, including the Williams Mill Visual Arts Centre in the historical village of Glen Williams, The Gallery at the Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre, Beaumont Mill, also in Glen Williams, and many private studios.

And who could forget Acton, perhaps most well-known for the Olde Hide House, Canada’s largest leather store? This famous leather goods retailer isn’t just a shopping opportunity, however – though it is worth the drive to Acton. Indeed, the tanning industry has been an important part of the local history since the mid 1800s, thus this heritage and the Olde Hide House are forever woven together.

For those looking for more tradition retailers, Milton, Acton and Georgetown are all a short drive from Toronto Premium Outlets, located just off Hwy. 401 at Steeles Avenue and Trafalgar Road, which opened in 2013.

Nature’s doorstep

Perhaps one of the most appealing attractions to Halton Hills is its location at nature’s doorstep – alongside the Niagara Escarpment. Besides Kelso, the area also has some of the most beautiful parks and trails in the province, including the Crawford Lake Conservation Area, the Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre and the Mount Nemo Conservation Area.

If all that isn’t enough, Milton, Acton and Georgetown are all also blessed with easy highway access. Hwy. 7, connecting Acton and Georgetown; Regional Road 8 (Steeles Avenue) between Milton and Brampton; Regional Road 25 connects Acton and Milton; and Hwy. 25 connects with Hwys. 401 and 407.

Location, location, location

Located in Southern Ontario in Halton Region, 60 kms from Toronto.


Milton 110,128;
Georgetown 42,123;
Acton 9,462.

Key landmarks

• Kelso Conservation Area

• Rattlesnake Point

• Mattamy National Cycling Centre

• Toronto Premium Outlets

• The Olde Hide House

Select housing developments


Oak Meadows by Finoro Homes


Hawthorne South Village & Soleil Condos by Mattamy Homes

Milton Village by Great Gulf

Panorama by Andrin Homes

Panorama by Canvas Developments

Panorama by Royalpark Homes

West Country by Country Homes


Hello Georgetown by Remington Group

The Chase by Eden Oak Homes


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Briarwood Development Group

Briarwood Developments is leading the way in creating distinctive landmark residences

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Briarwood Developments is leading the way in creating distinctive landmark residences

Building liveable, sustainable environments is the main focus of Briarwood Development Group. A leader in the new-home building industry, Briarwood is dedicated to creating distinctive landmark communities throughout Ontario. The company carefully chooses specific locations by evaluating the natural elements that are unique to each property. Extensive planning and research help to determine the appropriate style of housing for each specific demographic. In addition, the surrounding attributes, accessible amenities and new modern lifestyles are all factored in. Welcoming home environments, designed to take advantage of all useable space, come standard with modern features and finishes. Stunning and beautiful exterior architectural elements complete the overall look specific to each community. Discover more at briarwoodhomes.ca.

Celebrated lifestyle | PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

Discovery and freedom are embedded in the natural way of living at Briarwood’s signature waterfront community – Young’s Cove. This visionary master-planned community is perfectly located in celebrated Prince Edward County. Residents of Young’s Cove enjoy 7,000 feet of Lake Ontario shoreline plus more than 200 acres of protected wetlands and natural forest. The vast collection of open-concept, well featured, refined bungalows and two-storey homes offer choices for all family lifestyles and milieus. The stylish interiors are thoughtfully developed.

In the Cove, it is easy to choose the work-from-home option and create your own home office, capitalizing on telecommuting. Advantageous for a few will be the move-in ready inventory homes. The 65- to 150-ft.-wide homesites are interwoven into the natural landscape with waterfront, green conservation or forest views available. Plus, in the Cove, you are well connected to everything, so say goodbye to urban sprawl and gridlock. Whether you are searching for that special weekend retreat or looking to buy your first or final dream home, choose the comfort and security of Young’s Cove. Homes range up to 3,738 sq. ft. and prices start from the mid $480,000s. Visit the website today.

Nested in nature | ANGUS

Coming soon – Briarwood’s newest family community, an inspiring tapestry of charming family homes in the advantageous community of Angus. The sounds of nature will abound in this green forested community that is encompassed by two wooded creeks. Soon to be available – well designed bungalow and two-storey homes on exceptional 40-ft. lots, many backing onto greenspace conservation. Choose affordable luxury from the mid $500,000s. Register online to be first in line for the special VIP offers.

Connected urban community | MILTON

Redefining Milton is the master-planned – Connected Urban Community, located at Regional Rd. 25 and Derry Rd. Residents of Connectt will love the modern designs, infused with culture. There will be three modern, highrise condominium towers plus a collection of urban townhomes with tranquil urban gardens and courtyard, a specially-designed kids play area and access to the latest Smart technology. You’re just minutes from Toronto and the GTA. Tower one is now more than 75 per cent sold – the popular residences of Connectt are priced right, starting from the low $400,000s. Check it out today.

All right here | STAYNER

Ashton Meadows in vibrant Stayner is your perfect new home family community of choice, surrounded by world class amenities. Briarwood Development Group is pleased to bring its signature standard to fine architecture and true open-concept designs that celebrate modern family living. The large detached loft and non-loft bungalow and two-storey home designs, set on 45- and 50-ft. homesites, offer a wide variety of refined styles and come with a plethora of possibilities. Homes range from 1,480 to 3,409 sq. ft. with three- and four-bedroom variations. All homes are priced right, starting from the $480,000s. Successful Ashton Meadows is selling fast and is the area’s community of choice for new-home buyers. The first phase is now sold out and under construction with homesites in the second phase selling very fast. Visit the website today.

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Editor's Choice: Ashton Meadows by Briarwood

Briarwood’s Ashton Meadows in Stayner

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Briarwood’s Ashton Meadows in Stayner

Ashton Meadows, the fast selling, very affordable new community located in vibrant Stayner, Ont., is now open. This masterplanned location includes natural pathways, parks and a pond. Close by are major centres and year-round world class leisure activities, as well as easy access to the GTA. Ashton Meadows offers a beautiful collection of bungalows and two-storey models that range in size from 1,480 to 3,354 sq. ft., set on 45- and 50-ft. homesites. The layouts are very spacious and offer true open-concept design. You will just love the elegant architectural exteriors and interior finishings. Take a tour of Ashton Meadows’ two exceptional model show homes. Here you’ll find exactly just what your heart desires. Briarwood’s Special Grand Opening bonus package is still available, but only for limited time only. Homes start from the mid $400,000s.

Young’s Cove in Prince Edward County

Meticulously planned, this community takes advantage of the natural highlights long the water’s edge of Lake Ontario. In addition to 7,000 ft. of shoreline, as well as pathways, forests and wetlands, there is a plethora of leisure activities available. The homes of Young’s Cove offer something for everyone, with 70-, 50- and 45-ft. homesites, many backing onto the lake or the natural forest. Prince Edward County is known as one the most sought-after destinations in the province. This area offers great amenities, quaint towns and villages, antiques shops – perfect for retro-fanatics, or take a tour of the award-winning wineries, all waiting for discovery. Bungalows and two-storey designs are well priced from the mid $400,000s.

Connectt in Milton

Modern condos and towns starting from the mid $300,000s are premiering this October at Derry Rd. W. And Regional Rd. 25 in Milton. Connectt is all about a new way of living. Modern, urban, infused with culture – inspired by community. This new community will be home to three modern, highrise condominium towers plus a collection of urban townhomes, all with escarpment views. Unit types will include one-, one- plus den, two- and two-bedroom plus den ranging from 520 to 1,300 sq. ft. For priority access, register now.

Woodland Creeks in Angus

Coming this spring 2020 is Woodland Creeks in Angus. Register today to be on the priority list for this new community of 40-ft. bungalow and bungalow lofts and two-storey homes nestled in an exceptional location with forests and creeks.

Building forward

For more than 35 years, Briarwood has fine tuned the craft of homebuilding. Refining old-world techniques, along with modern innovations, Briarwood ensures that they use the most up-to-date materials and improved methods of construction. Briarwood chooses specific locations that take advantage of the natural elements that are unique to each property. Extensive planning and research develop the appropriate style of housing suitable for a particular demographic.

All Briarwood homes are well priced and embedded with value, ensuring a great investment. Under the guidance of the President and CEO Enzo DiGiovanni, Briarwood’s knowledgeable team supports each element of the homebuilding process. All are dedicated to providing the best possible product. This involves meticulous attention to detail, as well as personal pride for a job well done.


Building forward, creating fine communities all across Ontario.



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Milton's Bronte West by Howland Green Homes

Milton’s Bronte West is where sustainability is a way of life

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Milton’s Bronte West is where sustainability is a way of life

Howland Green Homes recently introduced the first net positive residential condominium building in Canada – Milton’s Bronte West Condominiums. This development focuses on conservation, ultimately saving money for each homeowner. “We can reduce our consumption greatly and it’s relatively easy to accomplish,” says Dave de Sylva, president of Howland Green Homes. “We need to use much less energy, in general, and start using today’s energy, such as wind and solar, rather than carbon-based options.”

Dollars and sense

The end result of Howland Green’s commitment to sustainability, is that Milton’s Bronte West has some of the lowest condo fees in the country. Traditional condo fees are around .46 cents per square foot. Therefore, a 1,000-square-foot condo would cost an additional $460 per month for maintenance and the like. Here, sustainability equates with dramatically lower condo fees of only .14 cents per square foot, or $140 per month.

Along with advanced construction innovation, Milton’s Bronte West will be powered by the sun and geothermal energy. This net positive community is a consummate combination of ecology, economy and technological advancement. “The building will produce a negative carbon footprint on the global atmosphere,” says de Sylva.

Beautifully designed two- and three- bedroom suites, some with dens, range in size from 1,078 to 1,607 square feet. Open-concept floorplans feature luxury finishes throughout, and the latest in high efficiency appliances. Parking and lockers are also included in the purchase price.

In addition to all the environmental benefits, the community includes professionally landscaped grounds, and a floral garden, with a variety of areas to relax and reflect. The gazebo, barbecues and tables make hosting family events a pleasure. There’s also a playground for the grandchildren, and a fenced-in area for pets. Indoor amenities include a fully equipped fitness facility, a yoga studio, a party room and a games room.

Milton’s Bronte West Condominiums are located just across the street from the Milton District Hospital and minutes from downtown.

Making their mark

Howland Green Homes is committed to reducing their carbon footprint. Beyond Net Zero (BNZ), or net positive, homebuilding helps to produce more energy than is consumed. They design and construct buildings that use approximately 18 per cent of the normal amount of operating energy, when compared with other building techniques. Clean, renewable energy is used on, and off, site, resulting in a reduction of fossil fuel reliance.

Not only will homeowners save on condo fees at Milton’s Bronte West, but they will also save thousands of energy dollars, and leave a cleaner ecological footprint.


The Sales Centre is located at 420 Bronte Street South, Suite 114 in Milton. For more information call (289.851.0701) or visit the website.


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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Great Gulf Homes

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Great Gulf Homes

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Great Gulf Homes

Where nature meets nurture at Arbor Peaks in Milton

In Arbor Peaks, Great Gulf has made good on their promise to homeowners: Live Greatly. With their ever-evolving expertise — which comes from creating over 50,000 homes across North America — rest assured the builder has applied their superior design and engineering standards to the new phase of semi-detached, 31-, 36- and 45-foot detached homes.

Better yet, the community is located in desirable Milton, where the adjacent Niagara Escarpment has long been an irresistible natural attraction. Small wonder Great Gulf calls this a home to endless adventure.

Right now, Arbor Peaks homes are priced from the mid $700,000s, an extraordinary value, especially for this idyllic location – already an established community of nearly 400 homes – in the heart of Milton.

Great Gulf’s reputation as a transformative builder is clearly on display here. Even at first glance, you’ll understand the depth of thought that has gone into each home and to the community as a whole.

A naturally inviting neighbourhood of towns, semis, and singles, Arbor Peaks is a demonstration of well-considered design. Take a stroll down any sidewalk. It’s easy to immediately recognize the difference in the essential details. Superior workmanship with first-rate materials. And the subtle harmony of architecturally composed streetscapes.

From the moment you walk through the front door, the highlights inside also are readily apparent. Consider the features – all as per plan – that reward you with convenient laundry rooms, inviting dens and parlors, formal dining rooms, massive inviting family rooms, cozy eat-in kitchens with breakfast bars, sun-filled breakfast areas, plus family-sized, two-car garages.

Sizes in Great Gulf’s new release range from 1,615 to 3,560 square feet. No matter your square footage, your new home is thoughtfully appointed with a myriad of standard features.

Included in every detached home are main and second-levels with oak hardwood floors, separate shower with framed-glass shower enclosures in master ensuites, nine-foot main floor ceiling heights, Caesarstone kitchen and bath countertops, plus gas fireplaces (as per plan).

As well as transforming communities, Great Gulf is responsible for creating H+ME Technology. The process ensures you’ll benefit from superior energy efficiency and comfort, and reduced home maintenance.

Arbor Peaks

Located at 6382 Regional Road 25, Milton, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Friday.




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