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Neighbourhood Watch: Hamilton

Hamilton is the tech city of the future

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Hamilton is the tech city of the future

Hamilton may be best known as a steel city – a moniker it may never shake, given the industry is still alive and well here. But here’s a more modern nickname for you – tech town.

Yes, really.

The city of 536,917, located at the west end of Lake Ontario in the Niagara Peninsula and along the Niagara Escarpment, was recently ranked as one of the top tech cities in North America for “opportunity.”

Commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE rated Hamilton number two, citing a tech scene that has grown by 52 per cent over the last five years. This, in addition to naming it Canada’s fastest growing mid-sized city for tech talent in 2018.

“Hamilton’s tech scene is growing rapidly and new spaces, ideas, and collaborations are putting ‘Innovation to Work’ each day,” says Judy Lam, the City’s acting director of economic development. “Requests for brick and beam office space are flooding in to our office and we are working to attract and retain this creative class in Hamilton – which a ranking such as this one will greatly assist in such an endeavour.”

This reputation may be slightly unfamiliar to some, but homebuyers have known the city has been transitioning for years.

City on the highrise

Indeed, a quest for single-detached housing at affordable prices has sent throngs of buyers from the Toronto area to Hamilton over the past decade, ReMax Canada confirmed in a recent report.

While more affordable lowrise homes may have encouraged GTA buyers to head west, it may be the stellar performance of the highrise sector that keeps them here. See, for example, how healthy the price growth in Hamilton is for condos, as compared to that for all housing types.

Developers, meanwhile, are catering to the growing demand for highrise housing in the city. Rosehaven Homes’ KiWi Condos is among the signature projects underway in the city. More are to come, particularly as nearby Burlington is putting the brakes on such development in its downtown area.

It’s not just about homebuying opportunity in Hamilton, however. From educational institutions such as McMaster University and Mohawk College, to exhibits such as the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, to historical landmarks such as Dundurn Castle, there’s plenty to enjoy in and around the city.

City favourites

For sports fans, there’s the city favourite Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, who play out of the new Tim Hortons Field, as well as the Hamilton Bulldogs of the Ontario Hockey League, playing out of FirstOntario Centre, formerly Copps Coliseum.

Hamilton is also benefiting nicely from the billions being spent on transit and highway infrastructure improvements in the province, allowing residents to live there and easily get around the city or travel into surrounding areas.

All of this further positions Hamilton and its residents to enjoy its rising stature as a tech town, and a place to be now and in the future.

Location, location, location

Located in the Golden Horseshoe at the west end of Lake Ontario; population of 536,917; 68 kms from Toronto, 73 kms to Niagara Falls.

Key landmarks

• Canadian Football Hall of Fame

• Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

• Dundurn Castle

• FirstOntario Centre

• Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

• Tim Hortons Field

Select condo developments

98 James St. Condos by Hue Developments

98 James St. Condos by LCH Developments

CoMo Condos by Homes By DeSantis

Harbour Condos On The Bay by Canlight Group

KiWi Condos by Rosehaven Homes

Odyssey Condos & Towns by Rosehaven Homes

Soho Central Park by Losani 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.
odysseycondos@rosehavenhomes.com | rosehavenhomes.com

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Burlington – engaged in development

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Burlington – engaged in development

Long gone are the days when Burlington, a city of about 185,000 off the northwestern shores of Lake Ontario, was a sleepy suburb on the outskirts of the GTA. Expansion in highway and transit infrastructure, economic and employment growth and new housing development are all contributing to what today is a booming, and self-sustaining, destination.

It’s all coming together nicely for Burlington. For some, perhaps, maybe a little too fast.

But more on that later.

Blessed location

Blessed with an outstanding natural location close to the lake, the QEW, Dundas Street West and Hwys. 403 and 401, getting to and around Burlington has never been a challenge. But recent improvements to transit service and highways have afforded even easier movement for businesses and residents.

Such growth has contributed to an increasingly diverse economy, strong in automotive and manufacturing, but not overly reliant on any one sector. Some of the city’s largest employers include Cogeco Cable, ARGO Land Development and the Joseph Brant Hospital.

Besides being close to Lake Ontario to the south, and the Niagara Escarpment to the north, Burlington is also home to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It boasts more than 2,700 acres of gardens and nature sanctuaries, the world’s largest lilac collection and three on-site restaurants.

Down by the lake, the recently renovated Spencer Smith Park hosts an array of annual free festivals, including Canada’s largest Ribfest, the Sound of Music Festival, Children’s Festival and Lakeside Festival of Lights.

Engaged in development

With so much in Burlington’s favour, it’s no surprise that more people are moving here – particularly those looking for more affordable homes than in Toronto. Indeed, it’s a nice compromise: Oakville to the east, is now one of the GTA’s priciest housing markets; Hamilton to the west, is more affordable but still considered an area in transition.

Nor should it come as a surprise that Burlington residents are engaged in their community development, and took the opportunity in the October 2018 municipal elections to vote for change. Journalist and city councillor Marianne Meed Ward became the city’s first female mayor since 1978, replacing two-term incumbent Rick Goldring.

“Burlington residents have consistently raised concerns about over-intensification and development in our city,” she said after officially taking over in December 2018. “During the election, they made their voices heard and clearly indicated the need to review the scale and intensity of planned development, especially in the new Official Plan.”

To that end, Meed Ward says she plans to take a close look at development, specifically in downtown, and has launched a Red Tape Red Carpet task force to address permitting and approvals. She also campaigned on tackling traffic congestion, tax reform, building trust with the community and protecting greenspace.

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Location, location, location

• Population 185,000, located in Halton Region at the northwestern end of Lake Ontario

• Distance from Toronto, 60 km; 21 km from Oakville; 15 km to Hamilton

Key landmarks

• Royal Botanical Gardens

• Spencer Smith Park

Select upcoming housing developments

Provenance by Beachview Homes – Townhomes

Valera 2 by Adi Development Group – Condominiums

Burlington Condos/Towns by National Homes – Condos and townhomes

Odyssey Condos & Towns by Rosehaven Homes – Condos and townhomes


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Lock-and-leave lifestyles

Home buyers are thrilled with the carefree condo, lock-and-leave lifestyle at two popular communities by Rosehaven Homes. It’s a straightforward concept – one that allows residents to lock their door, knowing that the upkeep of their property will be well looked after. Responsibilities, like cutting the grass, raking the leaves, and shovelling the snow are all taken care of, so that travel becomes a care-free pastime.

WATERFRONT LIVING IN GRIMSBY

Odyssey in Grimsby, artist's concept.
Odyssey in Grimsby, artist’s concept.

Scheduled to open this fall is Odyssey – a luxurious 20-storey condominium residence, along with an exclusive collection of condominium townhomes. Located in Grimsby and surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment, Odyssey offers a picture-perfect lifestyle that’s modern and maintenance-free.

From the high rise condominium building, residents can enjoy expansive views of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. Spacious, open-concept interiors, in both the condos and townhomes, feature contemporary finishes that complement a range of personal styles.

Grimsby was recently named the best place to live in Niagara by MoneySense magazine. This town has a wonderful selection of restaurants, shopping, spas, recreation centres, art galleries and more. They have recently revitalized their waterfront, and residents of Odyssey have access to the Waterfront Trail. Natural attributes include tree-lined trails and waterfalls along the Niagara Escarpment and Centennial Park. And, close by is Niagara-on-the-Lake with renowned wineries, restaurants and the Shaw Festival.

Here, residents have easy access to the QEW. And come 2021, GO trains are expected to be running from Grimsby to Toronto’s Union Station.

AFFINITY IN BURLINGTON

Affinity in Burlington, artist's concept.
Affinity in Burlington, artist’s concept.

Construction is well underway at Affinity Condos, but there’s still time to secure your condominium in these popular mid rise buildings. A wide selection of one- and two-bedroom suites, plus those with a formal dining room, remain. Sizes range from 575 to 1,272 square feet.

Affinity consists of two six-storey, mid rise buildings, and each includes a fitness/yoga room, a party room with kitchen and a rooftop terrace.

Contemporary suites include wide-plank, laminate flooring throughout, as well as 12- x 24-inch imported porcelain floor tile in the bathrooms, quartz countertops in the kitchen and in the bathrooms, and nine-foot smooth ceilings. Five appliances, state-of-the-art roller blinds, in addition to an underground parking space and a storage unit, are also included.

Affinity is situated in an established residential neighbourhood in Burlington, close to waterfront parks and trails, as well as the GO train, Highway 403 and the QEW.

For those who are on the go, as well as empty-nesters, Affinity condominiums are especially appealing. Simply lock-and-leave for a happy-go-lucky lifestyle.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For Odyssey, register online. odysseylife.ca

Affinity’s Presentation Centre is located at 516 Plains Road East in Burlington. affinitycondo.com


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Rosehaven Homes introduces an icon of modern style on the waterfront

Welcome to forever views of water and sky, white sails and the iconic Toronto skyline across the bay. Welcome to Ontario’s world-renowned wine region and the picturesque town of Grimsby, brimming with local goodness, the Niagara Escarpment and a future GO Train Station that will get you to Union in just over an hour. This is Odyssey, a fresh new community of modern condos and towns by award-winning Rosehaven Homes. Your journey leads here.

“Odyssey will be a first of its kind on this section of the Grimsby waterfront. It will be iconic, full of light and life, reflecting not only the water and sky, but a dynamic sense of community.” – Kirkor Architects

Rising high above the waterfront, Odyssey will feature a brilliant glass façade, wrapping each residence in natural light. Its purposeful, stepped back design and rooftop social spaces will give residents spectacular views of Lake Ontario. It will be one of the tallest condominiums in Grimsby, highlighted by a circle of exclusive, street level townhomes with retail shops and patios.

Reflective. Vibrant. Welcoming. Home

“Our inspiration was to create interiors that harmonize with the architecture and waterfront. The lobby and welcome lounge were designed to be not only grand in size, but also in volume, allowing for creative lighting details.” – Patton Design Studio

Inside, Odyssey will be highlighted by its entertainment spaces, particularly its rooftop Sky Lounge, Sunset Boulevard and Lakeview Terrace. Equipped with ample seating, both inside and out, a chef’s kitchen and prep station, plus two terraces with fireplaces, a barbecue, private alcoves and brilliant views of the lake and escarpment, this will be the ultimate space for hosting dinner parties, celebrating family or simply enjoying an evening to yourself.

Nautically-Inspired Suites

“We kept the palette light and white so it pairs naturally with flashes of blue from the lake to create a modern, yet relaxed ambience.” – Patton Design Studio

Welcome to the heart of Odyssey. Where great design intuitively complements your lifestyle and the quality of finishes enhances not just the look, but also the feel of each suite. This is where the unison of design and detail creates comfort in every setting.

Contemporary Towns

Odyssey will feature two collections of townhomes. The Winston Collection will feature a contemporary, streamlined design, beautiful rooftop terraces, the benefit and convenience of private underground parking and, most notably, an active, energetic vibe from its street-level shops and services. The Windward Collection will offer a more private and intimate feel by overlooking the central courtyard and tower’s roundabout entrance. Each one will be highlighted by four floors of modern living, spacious rooftop terraces, plus parking for two cars in a private garage and driveway.

Ready, Set, Go

Everything begins at the shores of Lake Ontario. Walk, bike or run the waterfront trail system, then explore the Niagara Escarpment’s Bruce Trail, caves and lookouts. For your urban endeavours, take the future Grimsby GO Train to downtown Toronto in just over an hour or stay local in Grimsby to shop, eat and workout. Let’s not forget that this is world-renowned wine country with award-winning favourites from Magnotta, Inniskillin and Vineland just down the QE.

REGISTER NOW FOR PRIORITY ACCESS

Rosehaven is excited to announce that the launch of Odyssey is slated for this fall 2018. Register now at OdysseyLife.ca for project updates and an invitation to preview.


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Affinity Condos & Odyssey Condos

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Rosehaven is making a big splash in condos

Rosehaven Homes is proud to offer inspired midrise and highrise condominiums to complement their vast selection of singles, semis and townhomes available at communities across the GTA and Southwestern Ontario.

Building on their success at Affinity Condos in Burlington, Rosehaven is poised to launch Odyssey waterfront condos in Grimsby.

Affinity Condos
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Construction Underway at Affinity Condos in Burlington

Affinity Condos is under construction but it’s not too late to buy at this successful midrise condominium.

There’s a great selection of suites available from one-bedroom up to two-bedroom plus formal dining room, ranging in size from 575 up to 1,272 square feet. Affinity consists of two six-storey midrise buildings, each with its own fitness/yoga room, party room with kitchen and rooftop terrace.

The contemporary suites are finished with wide plank laminate flooring throughout and 12-inch x 24-inch imported porcelain floor tile in bathrooms, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, 9-foot smooth ceilings. Five appliances, state of the art roller blinds, one underground parking space and a storage unit are included.

The Terrace at Affinity Condos
The Terrace at Affinity Condos

Set in a leafy established residential neighbourhood with easy access to the GO Train as well as the 403 & QEW, Affinity is ideal for a wide range of buyers from empty-nesters to first time buyers, commuters and young professionals.

The Waterfront Trail and LaSalle Park are nearby with trails, beach and more. Shopping, schools, and restaurants abound, with Ikea and Mapleview Shopping Centre, cinemas and big box stores minutes away by car or transit. Visit the Presentation Centre soon, located at 516 Plains Road East, or AffinityCondo.com.

Odyssey, Waterfront Living in Grimsby

Coming soon, Rosehaven is bringing waterfront living to Grimsby with Odyssey, a brilliant 20-storey condominium and townhomes launching this winter by the shores of Lake Ontario.

Odyssey’s highrise condominium residence will feature amazing views of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. Spacious open concept interiors with contemporary finishes will complement your personal style whether it’s in a condo or a spacious townhome.

The gorgeous Grimsby waterfront is no longer the neighbourhood’s own secret. Here you will discover waterfront parks and conservation areas. Along the Niagara Escarpment are numerous waterfalls as well as miles of tree-lined trails to explore. Odyssey residents will also love the Waterfront Trail at their door.

With the lake right across the street, it’s hard to believe that it’s only 30 minutes to Oakville, Burlington and St. Catharines. There are renowned wineries to tour, beautiful Niagara On The Lake and Niagara’s many attractions. A new Grimsby GO Station is slated to open in 2021 with trains to Toronto’s Union Station.

Those who love waterfront condo living surrounded by natural beauty should register online for Odyssey right away at OdysseyLife.ca.


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Editor's Choice: Rosehaven Homes

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Building on Affinity’s success in Burlington, Rosehaven is poised to launch Odyssey in Grimsby

Rosehaven Homes is proud to offer inspired condominium residences to complement their vast selection of singles and townhomes currently available at communities across the GTA and Southwestern Ontario.

From the eager response to date, it is clear that this home type satisfies a growing number of buyers’ needs. Besides giving many first-time buyers the opportunity to own, contemporary suites have many attractive features. Residents enjoy carefree condo living with lifestyle amenities, and no maintenance or chores like snow shoveling. Owners also discover that a condo is a “lock-and-leave” home so they can go away on vacation without worry.

AFFINITY

With construction underway at Affinity, the doors are open on the new Presentation Centre just down the street at 516 Plains Road East in Burlington.

There’s a great selection of suites available from one-bedroom up to two-bedroom-plus-formal-dining-room, from 575 up to 1,272 square feet. Affinity consists of two contemporary six-storey midrise buildings, each with its own fitness/yoga room, party room with kitchen and rooftop terrace.

Suites are finished with wide plank laminate flooring throughout and 12-inch-by-24-inch imported porcelain floor tiles in bathrooms, quartz countertops and nine-foot smooth ceilings. Five appliances, state-of-the-art roller blinds, one underground parking space and a storage unit are included.

Set in an established neighbourhood, Affinity is surrounded by green space with Lake Ontario’s picturesque Burlington Bay, the Waterfront Trail and LaSalle Park on the doorstep. Shopping, schools and restaurants abound, with Ikea and Mapleview Shopping Centre, cinemas and big box stores just minutes away by car or transit.

Close to Aldershot GO Transit station, and with easy access to the QEW, this inspired condo answers the needs of a wide range of buyers from empty nesters to first-time buyers, commuters and young professionals. Visit the new Presentation Centre or AffinityCondo.ca for more.

ODYSSEY

Rosehaven is bringing refined waterfront living to Grimsby with Odyssey, a brilliant 20-storey condominium launching this summer by the shores of Lake Ontario.

Odyssey’s highrise condominium residence will feature spacious open-concept interiors with contemporary finishes to complement your personal style. And there’s a choice of lake views or escarpment views.

Set amidst everything that makes the Niagara Region appealing, Grimsby is a vibrant and growing town with a lively arts scene, shopping, dining and more. Here you will discover waterfront parks and conservation areas with miles of tree-lined trails to explore. Odyssey residents will love the Waterfront Trail at their door.

It’s only a 30-minute drive to Oakville, Burlington and St. Catharines. There are renowned wineries to tour, the beautiful village Niagara-on-the-Lake to visit and all the attractions of Niagara. A new Grimsby GO Transit station opens soon on the Lakeshore West line that runs from Niagara to Toronto’s Union Station.

Those who love waterfront condo living surrounded by natural beauty are urged to register online for Odyssey right away.

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Rosehaven has something for everyone, whether a condominium, townhome or detached home.

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Life is an Odyssey in Grimsby

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Life is an Odyssey in Grimsby

Waterfront condominium and townhome community coming soon from Rosehaven

Each of us has our own individual style and views, but the water calls us home. Rosehaven is poised to bring luxury waterfront living with Odyssey. A brilliant 20-storey condominium complemented by 2 and 3-storey condo townhomes launching this summer by the shores of Lake Ontario in Grimsby.

Known as the gateway to Niagara, the gorgeous Grimsby waterfront is no longer the neighbourhood’s own secret. New home buyers have discovered the wonderful lifestyle and beautiful surroundings of this charming historic town. Set amidst everything that makes the Niagara Region appealing, Grimsby is a vibrant and growing town with a lively arts-and-culture scene, shopping, dining and more.

Here you will discover waterfront parks and conservation areas, with miles of tree-lined trails to explore. The Lookout Trail in the Beamer Conservation Area offers panoramic view of Grimsby and the lake and leads to Upper Beamer Falls. Coronation Park has the Lions Community Pool with a playground and splash pad as well as the Forty Mile Creek Trail, and a fun summer festival event called Happening at the Forty. The Bruce Trail runs through Beamer Valley, over the Forty Mile Creek and up to the escarpment where it has four lookouts offering an excellent lake views. Odyssey residents will love the Waterfront Trail at their door.

Odyssey’s 20-storey high-rise condominium residence will feature amazing views of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment. Condo suites offer a choice of lakeview or Escarpment views overlooking this spectacular neighbourhood where the Escarpment meets the Lake.

Residents can enjoy the carefree ‘lock-and-leave condo lifestyle with brand new amenities, and no upkeep or maintenance chores. Feel comfortable going away on vacation without worrying about your home.

Because Rosehaven knows that everyone’s life story is unique, the innovative builder is creating a wide selection of condo suite designs, with spacious open concept interiors with contemporary finishes to complement your personal style.

The condo townhomes at Odyssey are fresh and contemporary both inside and out – Rosehaven designs not see before. Three-storey townhomes will feature rooftop patios with views of the Escarpment. Two-storey townhomes are set on the second and third floor above ground floor retail and will have views of the lake.

Living in Grimsby with the lake right across the street feels like another world. It’s hard to believe that it’s only 30 minutes to Oakville, Burlington and St. Catharines.

A few minutes away are world famous wineries to tour, beautiful Niagara On The Lake and all the attractions of Niagara. The new Grimsby GO Station opening soon will connect to the Lakeshore West line that runs all the way from Niagara to Toronto’s Union Station.

Those who love waterfront condo living surrounded by natural beauty are urged to register online for Odyssey right away. For more information, visit www.myodysseylife.com

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