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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.

FLATO DEVELOPMENTS

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Race cars & relaxation

A forever country home set amidst the idyllic Niagara escarpment is the perfect antidote to life in the fast lane

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A forever country home set amidst the idyllic Niagara escarpment is the perfect antidote to life in the fast lane

Photography by Candice Manastersky

With a need for speed, a professional race car driver and his family wanted to slow life down a little by investing in a custom home outside of Toronto. The goal was to escape the hustle and bustle that comes with living in a big city and create a forever country home, complete with all the modern amenities. As homebuilders, we wanted to infuse a cosy yet sophisticated modern vibe in an open-concept, two-storey home that’s both inviting and suitable for entertaining. Alair Homes worked with design firm Aspen & Ivy, and Custom CADD architects to help bring this family’s country dream home to life.

Landscaping permits protect the environment

The Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) does an incredible job of environmentally protecting the area, and that’s why it took over a year of planning to gain permission to break ground. Even a lighting plan had to be submitted, as the NEC has a dark sky initiative, which forbids any exterior light to pierce the sky. Many site meetings were held to obtain landscaping approvals, which included identifying all of the trees that couldn’t be cut down and generating a tree-replanting schedule. Once we sought out all the necessary approvals, the team started work on a home surrounded by natural beauty, while ensuring the land was protected during the construction process from start to finish.

Spectacular views

For a home located near the Niagara Escarpment, it was only natural for the design to revolve around the location’s stunning 360 views. We took advantage of the design’s high ceilings by installing large floor-to-ceiling windows that would allow natural light to flow throughout the home. Warm wood, natural stones and black hardware materials were combined to enrich the natural brightness. The family wanted to have an inviting open-concept floor plan because as much as it is a place to escape the city, it also needs to be a place that was perfect for hosting social gatherings for friends and family. With the sunlight-drenched dining room and the connecting Muskoka room taking in the vista that overlooks the Escarpment’s treetops – which is extremely scenic during any season – it’s truly a place to marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds the home.

Heart of the home

It’s all in the details – that was the was the designer’s approach when designing the great room. One of the most striking elements is the eye-catching 20-foot custom natural stone fireplace with an old barn beam mantle, handpicked by Alair Homes. We wanted to steer the focus towards this beautiful, charming feature, and of course, there’s nothing like hearing the sound of the fire crackling during the long winter months. To complement the fireplace, warm design elements were added to the great room: layers of whites, panelled walls, tongue-and-groove ceilings, and natural granite stone. The integrated living space expands into the spacious kitchen where the family can enjoy countless meals together in an inviting dining area. In the kitchen, every aspect is truly custom. From the shiplap ceiling, to subtle uses of colour, and white oak pocket doors, no detail was overlooked.

The oasis bathrooms

The bathrooms in this home are designed to be a retreat away from the busy household with the intent to inspire a space of well-being. The oasis incorporates beautiful materials like herringbone slate floors, porcelain tiles that mimic natural stone, and faucets in luxurious brushed gold and dramatic matte black that are paired with custom vanities and his-and-her sinks. We even added a dog shower for the family’s furry friends to maintain an organized and clutter-free home.

Wade Swyer has been building houses and cottages in Ontario for more than 28 years.

And in 2015, he joined Alair Homes by opening an office in Bradford, where his team provides high-quality modern renovations and custom-built homes.


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Odyssey – your journey leads here to Grimsby

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Odyssey – your journey leads here to Grimsby

Journey through a day of living at Odyssey – begin the morning with a cup of coffee on your balcony watching the sun rise over the escarpment. Around 9 a.m., you stroll along the waterfront with your dog, taking in the peace and serenity of Lake Ontario. Before bringing the dog back to your suite for a nap, you make a pitstop at the pet spa on the main level to wash up. Next is lunch at one of the many great restaurants in downtown Grimsby, followed by shopping at one of countless quaint boutiques on Livingston Avenue. End your day hosting friends and family at the rooftop entertainment lounge, which offers direct access to the Lakeview Terrace.

This paints a pretty picture of experiencing life at Odyssey, yet it still doesn’t match the unrivaled experience of actually living in this idyllic community in the heart of Grimsby. Designed by Kirkor Architects, Odyssey is the first of its kind on the Grimsby waterfront. A brilliant 20-storey condominium residence, Odyssey by Rosehaven Homes brings an innovative vision to life.

Odyssey is set to be an icon of modern style, featuring a beautiful glass façade full of light and life. As one of the tallest condominium buildings in Grimsby, it will be highlighted by a circle of townhomes, retail shops and patios. Patton Design Studio, the interior designers for this project, used the nautical inspiration of the waterfront to create grand, dynamic spaces that bring into harmony the lake and Odyssey’s interiors.

Glitz, glamour and dreamy views are truly the epitome of Odyssey. Whether you are in the impressive lobby, the fully-equipped fitness and yoga room or the rooftop entertainment lounge, the atmosphere is larger than life. Your new favourite spot will surely be the stunning Lakeview Terrace or Sunset Boulevard – two rooftop terraces where you can take in the surrounding scenery while enjoying a barbeque and al fresco dining.

In addition, every suite at Odyssey has a spectacular view. Each south-facing condo within the building reveals an extraordinary display of the Niagara Escarpment. You will never tire of watching the sunset and sunrise over the striking landscape.

The Ripple suite in particular is a standout, offering views of both the water and the escarpment. This suite is 982 sq. ft. with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as two separate balconies facing different directions for ultimate scenic sights. The entire space is highlighted by the open floorplan with windows spanning the main living area, bringing in plenty of natural light.

The rest of the building is just as remarkable. With a dedicated bicycle parking area, Wi-Fi enabled amenity areas, surveillance cameras throughout various spaces and the virtual concierge for added security, every aspect of your living experience has been thought out and implemented for ultimate convenience.

Odyssey is located steps from the shores of Lake Ontario, on Windward Drive. Enjoy the natural spaces Grimsby has to offer with a walk, bicycle ride or run along the waterfront. Explore the Bruce Trail, stunning caves and lookout areas across the Niagara Escarpment. Grimsby, located just East of Stoney Creek, and minutes from world-class golf courses is the gateway to Ontario’s prestigious wine country.

Grimsby is home to many unique shops, as well as an abundance of big-box stores, providing an unparalleled shopping experience only moments from your doorstep. Several restaurants with mouthwatering menus within walking distance of Odyssey, with many more only requiring a quick drive. For the urban urge you may be looking for, the future Grimsby GO Station will bring you to downtown Toronto in just over an hour.

Odyssey is fresh, modern and convenient. Your journey has led you to the right place.

For more information about Odyssey, visit odysseylife.ca
or visit the sales centre at
10 Windward Dr., Grimsby, Ont.
T. 289-235-7430
Monday to Thursday noon to 7 p.m.
Fridays closed
Saturday, Sunday and holidays noon to 6:00 p.m.
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Valera 2

Valera 2: Adi Developments announces grand opening of new Burlington condo

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Valera 2: Adi Developments announces grand opening of new Burlington condo

On Feb. 23 and 24, 2019 Adi Development Group officially celebrated the grand opening of the second phase of Valera, its spectacular master-planned community in Uptown Burlington. Valera 2 (also called V2) offers an array of the most popular one-, two- and three-bedroom designs from the first phase, with the addition of new layouts adding to the selection. Prices for one-bedrooms starting from the $350,000s and two-bedrooms from the $410,000s attracted a crowd.

Unbeatable location

Commuting and travelling is easy from the Valera community; transportation options include GO trains, rapid bus transit, and Hwys. 403 and 407 and the QEW are only minutes away. For the utmost in convenience, many life-enhancing services lie within walking distance. Shopping, golf courses, restaurants, entertainment venues, medical services are also close. The forested walking and jogging trails of Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Niagara Escarpment are among the local destinations ideal for enjoying the outdoors.

Enticing condo amenities

The dramatic double-height luxurious lobby is a warm welcome for residents of Valera and V2 alike, where 24-hour attentive concierge service offers peace of mind. Beyond the lobby, a private dining/meeting room is provided for those having a home-based or mobile office in mind. The recreation and leisure centre is envisioned as the heart of the community, a place to gather and also to watch major sports and entertainment events in the designated entertainment lounge. The on-site pet spa provides another level of convenience for pet owners.

On the third floor, there’s a wonderful rooftop lounge with fire pit, refreshing pool and outdoor dining and barbecue area where condo owners will soak in the resort-style atmosphere and spectacular views. V2’s shared amenities also address people’s desire for health and wellness by incorporating a wellness spa with a sauna and steam room, a cross-fit equipped fitness facility and yoga studio. An on-site car share program is designed to provide a convenient and cost-effective option for condo buyers who choose not to own a vehicle.

Exceptional design and modern interiors

Lush green gardens surround V2, providing a stunning backdrop to the architecturally contemporary exterior with abundant glass, and a facade which steps back as it rises 10 storeys to create large private terraces. Suite layouts are designed to maximize use of space, resulting in homes that are both functional and flexible. Kitchens come with premium appliances, quartz countertops and modern cabinetry in stylish two-tone finishes. Bright and spacious principal living areas feature up to nine-ft. ceilings and wide-plank laminate flooring.

Adi’s Home+ smart-building technology integrates keyless entry, climate control, security and app-enabled convenience. Residents will be able to monitor their homes from a digital wall pad or from anywhere in the world on their mobile device.

Building to higher standards in real estate development

Adi Development Group was established in 2007 by brothers Tariq Adi and Saud Adi. Today, the Adi team shares a passion for superior architecture and design; delivering convenience, value and world-class customer service to its buyers, and specializes in real estate investment, planning, design, building and management.

Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 4880 Valera Rd. in Burlington, or register for V2 on the website.

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LOCAL FOCUS: Milton, Acton & Georgetown

LOCAL FOCUS: Milton, Acton & Georgetown

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LOCAL FOCUS: Milton, Acton & Georgetown

by Gale Beeby

Rolling countryside and the Niagara Escarpment define these picturesque communities

HOUSING OPTIONS

The two towns — Acton and Georgetown are part of the Town of Halton Hills — offer a diverse range of housing, including homes for young families, established estate properties, historic neighbourhoods and new master-planned communities.

Click here to see a list of homes for sale.

Rolling hills and picturesque scenery are just two of the perks of living a quality lifestyle in Glen Williams.
Rolling hills and picturesque scenery are just two of the perks of living a quality lifestyle in Glen Williams.

LEISURE PURSUITS

Georgetown has a big cultural vibe with live theatres and many 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.

In Milton, the town boasts the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (Milton Velodrome) with many cycling events. The Milton Centre for the Arts hosts many performing and visual arts programs. There are plenty of fabulous golf courses in the area, including Royal Ontario, Rattlesnake Point, The Club at North Halton, Greystone, Turtle Creek, Granite Ridge, Eagle Ridge, Piper’s Heath, Georgetown, Halton Country Club, Glencairn and Hornby Glen.

The Niagara Escarpment as seen from Rattlesnake Point.
The Niagara Escarpment as seen from Rattlesnake Point.

PARKS & REC

The Bruce Trail, which winds its way along the Niagara Escarpment from Niagara to Tobermory, passes through the area and is its defining geographical formation. The Escarpment was named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990, one of only 12 in of Canada.

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, Kelso Conservation Area, Mount Nemo Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area and the amazing Rattlesnake Point.

RETAIL THERAPY

Georgetown, Acton and Milton offer a variety of shopping experiences, from quaint downtown boutiques, bakeries and butchers, to a large selection of big box stores. In the Glen Williams area, you will also find a large selection of crafts made by local artisans. The first Premium Outlet mall in Canada opened in 2013 at Steeles Avenue and Trafalgar Road.

EASY ACCESS

There are four mains roads: Highway 7, connecting Acton and Georgetown; Regional Road 8 (Steeles Avenue) between Milton and Brampton; Regional Road 25, which connects Acton and Milton; and Regional Road 3 (Trafalgar Road), between Ballinafad and Oakville. Highway 25 connects with Highways 401 and 407. GO Transit runs bus service to and from Halton Hills and train service to Georgetown.

BY THE NUMBERS

Population:
Georgetown: 42,123
Acton: 9,462
Milton: 110,128

Walk score:
Halton Hills: 40
Milton: 42

HaltonHills.ca

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Editor's Choice: Losani Homes

Editor’s Choice: Losani Homes

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Editor’s Choice: Losani Homes

See why new home purchasers are heading to Beamsville

Small town charm meets city living. Beamsville is only moments from the QEW connecting you to Hamilton and Highway 403 in minutes. Right outside your doorstep is the great outdoors, with Lake Ontario, the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail nearby.

One of the unique features of the area are the 48 wineries, which provides the perfect backdrop for a new home. In addition, a GO Transit train station is anticipated to be built by 2021, only a few minutes away from Beamsville.

Losani Homes is proud to bring Lincoln Estates and Vista Ridge to the heart of wine country in Beamsville.

Lincoln Estates is comprised of 35 single-family homes on an exclusive enclave, some of which offer as much as 232 feet of depth. The larger community, Vista Ridge, sits on a former winery and will bring over 390 homes to Beamsville, most of which are single-family detached homes offered across several lot categories, in addition to modern townhomes.

Lincoln Estates homes are available from 1,511 to 3,619 square feet on 36-, 40-, 46-, 50-foot lots, as well as custom lots. Vista Ridge will feature homes ranging from 1,503 to 3,621 square feet available on 33-, 36-, 40-, 46- and 50-foot lots, plus custom lots are available.

Vista Ridge also features several townhome plans, all of which have recently undergone a refresh to take a step into a more contemporary design space. For the first time in the company’s rich 40-plus-year history, detached single-family homes will be offered in four different elevations. The award-winning designs will be made available in Traditional, Chateau, Tuscan, and Modern elevations.

The Modern Collection shows forward thinking design while maintaining classic elements. They feature a dramatic colour palette, large dark casement windows and the natural appeal of stone, brick and wood-style paneling.

Imbedded within the infrastructure of Vista Ridge, and a short walk from your front door, will be stunning parklands. This will feature parking, a family-friendly playground, two tennis courts complete with enclosure and a basketball court. On top of that, neighbouring the park will be a splash pad to offer a place to cool down during the summer months.

“At Lincoln Estates and Vista Ridge, we are committed to working one-on-one with each home purchaser with special mobility needs to ensure that the home meets all their accessibility requirements while also providing the ability for families to remain in their homes throughout their lifetime,” said Fred Losani, CEO of Losani Homes. “In fact, we have completed over 20 customized accessible homes for customers with special requirements.”

Future communities will also offer accessibility options for barrier-free living.

LOSANI HOMES
Lincoln Estates
Vista Ridge

Located at 4008 Mountain Street, Beamsville, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from noon to 5 p.m.

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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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