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LOCAL FOCUS: Pickering & Ajax

Pickering and Ajax one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario

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Pickering and Ajax one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario

Part of the Durham Region, Pickering and Ajax comprise one of the fastest growing areas in Ontario.

HOUSING OPTIONS

Often considered suburbs of Toronto, most of the housing here is single-family homes. However, the condo craze has arrived and there is a great selection of home types, from historic homes to modern townhouses and condos. But single-family homes are still the norm.

Click here to see a list of homes for sale in Ajax.

Click here to see a list of homes for sale in Pickering.

LEISURE PURSUITS

The Nautical Village, located on Pickering’s waterfront, is a fabulous day away from the hectic grind of modern life. There are many quaint shops, cafés, bakeries and restaurants, as well as a splash pad and park for the kids and beach volleyball courts. A lovely waterfront trail runs along the Frenchman’s Bay and during the summer there are concerts at Millennium Square.

Pickering Museum Village is a unique experience brought to life by “live” pioneers in 18 heritage buildings, including a blacksmith’s shop, general store, schoolhouse, temperance hotel and chapel.

The Pickering Recreation Complex offers a host of activities, including fitness classes, racquetball, squash, swimming and tennis, plus loads of children’s programs.

Pickering and Ajax are home to a number of golf courses, including Glen Cedars, Hawthorne Valley, Seaton Golf, Pickering Golf Club and Watsons’ Glen.

Ajax is home to Ontario’s only quarter horse racetrack, Ajax Downs. The central library, the Ajax Community Centre and the McLean Community Centre offer lots of programs, including swimming, ice skating and arts and crafts workshop.

PARKS & REC

Pickering is home to over 550 acres of open space including over 85 parks, sports fields and trails, as well as three conservation areas. One of the city’s gems is its Lake Ontario waterfront, with about five kilometres of it publicly accessible, three of them beach areas. There are also public areas around Frenchman’s Bay and the Hydro Marsh. Canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, wind surfing and sailing make Pickering a perfect place for water sports enthusiasts.

Conservation areas including Petticoat Creek, Claremont Conservation Area and Greenwood Conservation Area, are operated by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Ajax also has an expansive system of cycling and walking trails totally 74 kilometres. Veterans’ Point Garden commemorates the town’s history and is dedicated to the HMS Ajax, the DIL Plant and the employees who lived in Ajax during the World War II.

RETAIL THERAPY

Pickering has a number of shopping opportunities, including the shops, restaurants and cafés located in its quaint downtown. The Pickering Town Centre has over 200 shops and services and big box stores can be found at the Brock Power Centre and the Shops at Pickering Ridge. The Durham Centre, located on Highway 2 in Ajax, offers close to 1 million square feet of shopping in a large-scale power centre format.

Pickering Village — an old Quaker Village — is filled with numerous shops, specialty boutiques and gourmet restaurants.

EASY ACCESS

Transit is supplied by Durham Region Transit and GO Transit train and bus service. Highway 401 is the main arterial hub taking drivers west to the DVP or east to Highway 115.

BY THE NUMBERS

Pickering population: 91,770

Ajax population: 119,670

Pickering walk score: 50

Ajax walk score: 47

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Oshawa

What the GM plant closure means for Oshawa’s economy and housing market

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What the GM plant closure means for Oshawa’s economy and housing market

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General Motors Canada has confirmed that it plans to close all assembly operations in Oshawa, Ont. after next year, leaving the community reeling with concern for the local economy and housing market.

And with good reason.

Auto manufacturing in the city of about 170,000 dates back as far as 1907, and the plant is still a major employer. It employs about 2,500 hourly and 400 salaried workers, with many more engineers working at GM’s adjacent Regional Engineering Centre.

Oshawa Mayor John Henry has said the closure would have ripple effects well beyond the city, hurting businesses and families throughout the Durham Region.

“From a personal finance perspective, this news is devastating for the people of Oshawa,” says Rubina Ahmed-Haq, personal finance expert. “Not only the ones whose jobs will be affected and have the obvious financial impact of losing a steady income. But, also those who depend on those workers to run their businesses – everything from restaurants to dry cleaners to places of interest around the area will be impacted. As well as property values, which are already much lower in Oshawa compared to other parts of the GTA, will take a further hit.”

Durham Region home prices

Illustrating Ahmed-Haq’s point, home prices in the Durham Region have already been feeling the pinch.

 

Historical average home prices, Durham Region
2018: $591,739 (as of October)
2017: 624,225
2016: $528,475
2015: $439,842
2014: $388,610
2013: $354,548

Source: Canadian Real Estate Association

 

Values continued to decrease during the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest Royal LePage House Price Survey. Over the three-month period, the aggregate home price in Oshawa and Ajax decreased 2.8 per cent and six per cent year-over-year to $538,757 and $664,640, respectively. Home values in Pickering also depreciated when compared to the same time last year by 4.4 per cent to $709,260, and the aggregate price in Whitby decreased 3.5 per cent to $677,243.

Oshawa median home prices

Standard two-storey homes
Q3 2018 $557,071
Q3 2017 $576,922
Q/Q % change 0.8
Yr/yr % change -3.4

Detached bungalows
Q3 2018 $512,001
Q3 2017 $517,237
Q/Q % change 2.3
Yr/yr % change -1.2

Standard condos
Q3 2018 $278,224
Q3 2017 $281,864
Q/Q % change 0.3
Yr/yr % change -1.3

Aggregate
Q3 2018 $538,757
Q3 2017 $554,070
Q/Q % change 1.2
Yr/yr % change -2.8

Source: Royal LePage National House Price Composite, October 2018

 

What we can expect in the housing market

“After an announcement such as this, we often witness an immediate softening of purchase demand in the city and its surrounds, while the shock and reality of the situation settles in,” Don R. Campbell, real estate expert and author told HOMES Publishing. “This slowdown doesn’t hit the stats immediately, as there are a lot of deals that are already in the process of closing in the next couple of months. However, come February, the numbers begin to reflect the new reality. That is phase one.

“Phase two is when average sale prices begin to fall, as confidence in the market begins to slip further. In other scenarios, it is just a sign of a move ‘down-market’ or to lower priced properties. However, in today’s world, the existing ‘stress-test’ will be combined with this lack of confidence to exacerbate the normal situation.”

A third phase may follow eight months to a year after the actual closure, when EI benefits begin to run to the end of their course, confidence in the potential return of the GM jobs begins to fade and families have to start making big decisions of relocation to find new appropriate jobs.

“In other words,” Campbell says, “the announcement of and the subsequent closing of the plant kicks off a predictable but sad ripple effect that will last for years.”

If there is one potential saving grace in this news, it’s that Oshawa and the surrounding area has a more diverse economy than in the past, which will help slightly buffer the pain, says Campbell.

“However, the pain is coming and it is real and far reaching.”

The Oshawa plant is not the only facility to be affected by GM’s decision to “accelerate its transformation for the future.” Two locations in the Detroit area are also scheduled to be shut down, which could have spillover affects in related industries across the border in the Windsor, Ont. area.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Madison Group

Madison Group offers contemporary and traditional townhomes in Seaton

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Madison Group offers contemporary and traditional townhomes in Seaton

A collection of contemporary towns and traditional townhomes is coming this fall to the desirable area of Seaton in North Pickering. Madison Group‘s new community will be conveniently located between Highways 407 and 401 on Brock Road and has access to all of Pickering’s amenities, which include natural recreational areas such as the Seaton Hiking Trail, Riverside Golf Course and all of the vibrant amenity-rich shopping centers along the Kingston Road and the Highway 401 corridor. With retailers like Farm Boy grocery, Saks Off Fifth and a range of restaurants, the future NuTowns residents will have plenty to do within a 10-minute radius.

“With the City of Pickering being named one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2017 by the Intelligent Community Forum, we are very excited to bring another project to the Pickering area this fall, in addition to Madison Group’s Frenchman’s Bay on Liverpool Road in South Pickering,” said David Singer, project director, lowrise.

NuTowns Seaton will feature a collection of urban towns, traditional and rear lane townhomes ranging in size from 959 to just over 2,700 square feet. These open-concept homes were designed to maximize living spaces for optical comfort and value.

Choose an urban townhome with either a single-story or two-storey layout, which includes a private garage or a dedicated parking spot. Urban townhomes are ideal for young professionals and families alike as they provide the same benefits of a traditional townhome.

The rear lane townhomes boast the perfect modern living layouts with open-concept kitchens and dedicated office spaces, perfect for those working from home.

Traditional townhome floorplans will feature recreational rooms, separate living and dining rooms, as well as spacious private backyard spaces fit for entertaining guests both indoor and out.

The attention to detail is carried from the interiors to the exteriors, with carefully appointed contemporary exterior finishes that feature large windows, glass entry doors for added natural light and fully bricked exteriors with accent stone and stucco detail.

With priority preview pricing set to start from the high $400,000s, register today to receive exclusive information and an opening event invitation to this highly anticipated sales launch.

Madison Group’s homebuilding expertise and passion are built on a foundation of more than 55 years and three generations commitment to curating exceptional communities throughout the GTA.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Geranium

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Geranium

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Geranium

New and natural detached living in Pickering and Aurora

Fall signals a resurgence of movement in the new home market. When school starts, and summer holidays are now memories, people find time to absorb change and plan for the future.

Geranium has been delivering quality new homes and communities for more than 40 years. Today, two remarkable lifestyle opportunities are ready for discovery.

Allegro has a fabulous downtown location with preserved green space and walking trails.
Allegro has a fabulous downtown location with preserved green space and walking trails.

ALLEGRO

Allegro is nestled in Aurora’s downtown core on a rare former golf course property, minutes from Yonge Street and bordering Bathurst Street. New cul-de-sac streets, and homes on gracious 52-foot and 61-foot lots, are woven into an established neighbourhood where existing trees reach above the rooftops. Almost half of the community is preserved as a park and greenspace for residents of Allegro and all of Aurora to enjoy. Allegro presents a unique lifestyle opportunity where every store and restaurant you can imagine is at your doorstep.

Timeless architecture is combined with contemporary designs that reflect the way families live, with flexible open-concept areas, as well as private spaces, which may include an office or a library, ideal for today’s work-from-home culture.

Allegro offers four and five-bedroom layouts with two- and three-car garages, in two-storey and bungalow-loft configurations plus many options to personalize, such as an elevator and a dog wash. Homes have oversized patio doors opening onto a wonderful covered loggia, providing magnificent views and connection to mature treed backyards.

With striking exteriors, flexible designs and outstanding finishes in a sought-after locale, Allegro is perfect for purchasers seeking a luxury forever home. Floorplans range from approximately 3,100 to under 4,400 square feet with prices starting from $2 million.

Edgewood offers desirable family-sized homes.
Edgewood offers desirable family-sized homes.

EDGEWOOD

Discover a new collection of detached homes in a mature, family-friendly neighbourhood adjacent to preserved woods and close to everything in Pickering. Edgewood offers just 21 residences set on 43-foot and 50-foot lots on Woodview Avenue, west of Altona Road and north of Twyn Rivers Drive.

Edgewood has a peaceful residential setting, while close to Pickering Town Centre and the bustling Frenchman’s Bay waterfront. Nearby are two GO Transit stations and Highways 401 and 407. Just around the corner, Altona Forest is a 102-acre urban forest with a four-kilometre trail system.

Choose from seven model types; each has three levels of finished living areas with handsome brick and stone facades, recessed garages with space for up to three cars, front porches and backyard walk-outs. Edgewood plans range in size from 3,200 to 4,000 square feet with prices starting from $1.3 million.

Geranium is an award-winning homebuilder with a reputation for quality construction. Homes are built better than Ontario’s Building Code and constructed with the company’s stringent building materials and methods for lasting value.

Just as you will shop around for the right home, also consider exploring the options for a mortgage provider; credit unions, for example, offer product alternatives to the big banks.

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Visit Geranium’s website to learn more about Allegro in Aurora and Edgewood in Pickering — and all of Geranium’s communities.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Madison Group

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Madison Group

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Madison Group

Specialists in lowrise, highrise, hospitality and retirement

Over the past five decades, Madison Group has evolved from a successful family business into a multi-faceted company that owns, develops, and manages landmark residential and commercial properties. Madison’s extensive portfolio includes lowrise master-planned communities, mixed-use highrise projects, office, retail, prestige industrial, rental, and retirement properties throughout the GTA and New York City.

Recognizing the need for ongoing change and growth, in 2017 Madison Group went through a company-wide rebrand as well as the addition of a hospitality division by bringing the first-ever Nobu Hotel and Restaurant to Canada. With its new outlook, Madison remains committed to creating vibrant, integrated communities rooted in highly desirable locations that elevate the lifestyle of their residents.

FRENCHMAN’S BAY

With GO Transit offering a short 28-minute train commute from Pickering to Union Station, and a four-minute walk to the lake, Frenchman’s Bay is set to attract anyone looking for affordable lakeside living with all of the area’s conveniences, including quick access to Highway 401, great restaurants and shops in Nautical Village along Liverpool Road.

Breaking ground at Frenchman's Bay in Pickering.
Breaking ground at Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering.

Frenchman’s Bay offers a modern collection of single-detached two-storey homes of approximately 2,700 square feet with double-car garages, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and ample room for families to cook, live and relax in style at a starting price of $1.5 million.

The townhome collection ranges from 1,910 to 2,215 square feet and will offer single-car garages at grade, generous three- or four-bedroom floorplans on three levels, plus a basement. The interiors include designer selected natural oak engineered flooring throughout the second floor and smooth ceilings on both the first and second levels. The carefully appointed kitchens include a wide range of kitchen cabinet choices and a great selection of granite or quartz countertops. Townhome prices start in the high $800,000s.

Frenchman's Bay offers a modern collection of two-storey single-detached homes and townhomes.
Frenchman’s Bay offers a modern collection of two-storey single-detached homes and townhomes.

It is the spectacular natural landscape and abounding recreational opportunities that make Frenchman’s Bay a coastal haven for outdoor enthusiasts. You cannot miss Frenchman’s Bay Marina and the significant presence of boaters and sailing activity in the surrounding waters during the summer months.

To the southeast is Beachfront Park with its elevated boardwalk and beautiful views across Lake Ontario. If you’re in the mood to exercise or explore, then head into the Waterfront Trail system that encircles Frenchman’s Bay and runs east and west alongside the Lake’s shoreline. Three major trails – perfect for cycling, running or walking – traverse protected wetlands and woodlots, bluffs, beaches and expansive conservation areas.

“There are various natural, recreational, heritage, arts and cultural attractions within a one-kilometre range of the site, especially the boardwalk, beaches and marina,” said project director lowrise, David Singer in an interview with the Globe and Mail.

NUTOWNS

NuTowns, a collection of urban towns and traditional townhomes in Pickering.
NuTowns, a collection of urban towns and traditional townhomes in Pickering.

A collection of urban towns and traditional townhomes is coming this fall to the Seaton area of Pickering. The project is conveniently located between Highways 407 and 401 and has access to all of Pickering’s amenities, which include natural recreational areas such as the Seaton Hiking Trail, Riverside Golf Course and all of the vibrant amenity-rich shopping along the Kingston Road and Highway 401 corridor.

“With the City of Pickering being named one of the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2017 by the Intelligent Community Forum, we are very excited to bring another project to the Pickering area this fall,” said Singer.

With retailers like Farm Boy grocery, Saks Off Fifth and a range of restaurants, future NuTowns residents will have plenty to do within a 10-minute radius. Townhome pricing is set to start from the high $400,000s.

CORNELL ROUGE

Cornell Rouge detached home courtesy Madison Group.
Cornell Rouge detached home courtesy Madison Group.

Markham’s greenest corner is about to launch its newest look and home designs. For over 15 years, Madison Group has been a big part of this successful master-planned community of Cornell Rouge. Bounded by 16th Avenue to the north and Highway 7 to the south and located east of Cornell Centre Boulevard, Cornell Rouge is nestled next to the natural splendor of the Rouge Valley, one of North America’s largest urban parks.

In the upcoming release, future residents will have a wide variety of newly redesigned plans and exteriors to choose from, all of which relate to the overall rebrand of the Cornell Rouge project. With a fresh perspective on design and functionality, the project will continue on attracting families who are looking for the perfect home with accessibility to the area amenities, schools and recreational facilities — all located just steps from their homes.

The newly designed detached homes will range in size from approximately 2,000 to 3,300 square feet and 1,800 to 2,400 square feet for the townhome product.

MADISON HIGHRISE

Groundbreaking ceremony at Nobu Residences, Hotel and Restaurant.
Groundbreaking ceremony at Nobu Residences, Hotel and Restaurant.

Madison’s dynamic highrise division recently launched and sold 660 suites in its two-tower project, Nobu Residences Toronto. The highly anticipated project will feature the world’s first-ever fully integrated Nobu Residences, Hotel and Restaurant.

“We are very excited about building the world’s first-ever Nobu Residences and bringing this incredible brand to Canada,” said Josh Zagdanski, vice president highrise. “Nobu Toronto has done exceptionally well, and we are looking forward to making this project come to life.”

Madison Group’s future plans are as ambitious with numerous highrise projects in the works with emphasis in the midtown and downtown neighbourhoods.

UPARK

uPark is the most recent addition to the Madison Group portfolio, an innovative and growth-oriented city parking company that changes the way you park by providing quick and easy access to parking lots throughout the city. For more information and to find the nearest parking lot location, visit uParkCorp.com or follow uPark @uparkto.

ART

Madison’s commitment to curated lifestyles goes beyond designing and developing value rich properties. Community revitalization and involvement is a major focus for Madison. Collaborations with various local and international artists will soon take corporate responsibility to a new level, adding value and interest to neighbourhoods. For instant access to information on upcoming events and developments follow @madisonhomes or visit the website.

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Frenchman’s Bay

Located at 1635 Bayly Street, Pickering, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Friday by appointment, and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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NuTowns

Register today to receive the most up-to-date priority information for this highly anticipated project.

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Cornell Rouge

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Madison Group

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Madison Group

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Live by the lake at Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering

With the GO train offering a short 37-minute commute from Pickering to Union Station and a four-minute walk to the lake, Frenchman’s Bay by Madison Group is set to attract the Toronto professional looking for affordable lakeside living with all of the area’s conveniences, including quick access to Highway 401 and great restaurants and shops in Nautical Village along Liverpool Road.

“There are various natural, recreational, heritage, arts and cultural attractions within a one-kilometre range of the site, especially the boardwalk, beaches and marina,” said project director David Singer in a recent interview with the Globe and Mail.

Frenchman’s Bay offers a superb range of natural, recreational, heritage, arts and cultural attractions for residents and visitors. It is the spectacular natural landscape and abounding recreational opportunities that make Frenchman’s Bay a coastal haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

You cannot miss Frenchman’s Bay Marina and the significant presence of boaters and sailing activity in the surrounding waters during the summer months. To the southeast is Beachfront Park with its elevated boardwalk and beautiful views across Lake Ontario. If you’re in the mood to exercise or explore, then head into the Waterfront Trail system that encircles Frenchman’s Bay and runs east and west alongside the lake’s shoreline. Three major trails – perfect for cycling, running or walking – traverse protected wetlands and woodlots, bluffs, beaches and expansive conservation areas.

Frenchman’s Bay will feature a modern collection of single-detached, two-storey homes of approximately 2,700 square feet with double-car garages, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and ample room for families to cook, live and relax in style. The spacious interiors feature nine-foot ceilings on the first floor, smooth ceilings throughout and beautifully appointed kitchens with a choice of quartz or granite countertops, upgraded cabinetry and a spa-like master ensuite with a freestanding tub. Single-detached purchasers will be able to further customize their new home at the Madison Decor Studio with a generous bonus offer.

The townhome collection ranges from 1,910 to 2,215 square feet and will offer single-car garages at grade, generous three- or four-bedroom floorplans on three levels, plus a basement. The interiors include designer selected natural oak engineered flooring throughout the second floor and smooth ceilings on both the first and second levels. The carefully appointed kitchens include a wide range of kitchen cabinet choices, and a great selection of granite or quartz countertops. As a special bonus feature, all townhome purchasers can take advantage of a stainless steel kitchen appliance package that includes a slide-in stove, a dishwasher, an over the range microwave and an impressive French door refrigerator.

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Frenchman’s Bay

Located at 1635 Bayly St., Pickering, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Friday by appointment and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Geranium

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Geranium

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Stylish detached homes offered in Pickering

Following a successful preview sales program, Edgewood by Geranium is slated to begin construction this year. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to own a spectacular detached home situated in a mature, family-friendly neighbourhood adjacent to preserved woods and close to everything in Pickering.

“We are experiencing steady interest for well-located, well-designed detached family-sized homes like Edgewood offers,” says Stephanie Lane, director, sales and marketing.

Hickory Elevation A (artist's concept).
Hickory Elevation A (artist’s concept).

A sought-after private enclave setting on Woodview Avenue, Edgewood is located just west of Altona Road and north of Twyn Rivers Drive. With only 21 architecturally stunning residences set on 40-foot and 50-foot-wide lots, Edgewood will offer elegant streetscapes of stately homes with exteriors of architectural stone and brick and attractive embellishments.

Purchase any of the seven model types and, when moving day arrives, your family will immediately be able to enjoy three levels of beautifully finished living space. Being slab-on-grade construction, the uniqueness of Edgewood provides for fully finished lower levels having a recreation room with walk-out to the garden, powder room, as well as garage parking for up to three cars.

Homes also feature main floors with modern, open-concept layouts where kitchen and breakfast areas flow into great rooms and have a walkout to the rear deck. Living and dining areas are separate or combined depending on the model type selected and many designs have a separate den, which makes an ideal home office.

Upper floors have master bedroom retreats with a spacious sleeping area, walk-in closet and spa-style ensuite. Three large family bedrooms have ensuite or shared ensuite access. The laundry room is also conveniently located on the upper floor.

Edgewood offers gracious interiors with nine-foot main floor ceilings and oversized windows. Homes include desirable features and finishes, such as a gas fireplace, decorative coffered and tray ceilings, and purchasers’ choice of engineered hardwood flooring and elegant cabinetry. Kitchens in some layouts have a pantry and separate servery connecting to the dining room and all have granite countertops with undermount sink.

These homes will be built with Geranium’s stringent building materials and methods, resulting in a home built better than Ontario Building Code for lasting value.

Minutes away, Frenchman's Bay is a fabulous destination.
Minutes away, Frenchman’s Bay is a fabulous destination.

Edgewood offers a peaceful, residential setting against a backdrop of preserved woods yet is less than 15 minutes to Pickering Town Centre and the bustling Frenchman’s Bay waterfront. Commuting is easy with Rouge Hill and Pickering GO Transit stations close by and Highway 401 and 407 just minutes away. Nearby are the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus, Centennial College Morningside Campus, the Toronto Pan Am Centre and the Toronto Zoo.

The Edgewood neighbourhood has an abundance of shopping options from brand name stores to small boutiques, so whether you’re shopping for home office requirements, groceries or a celebratory gift, you’ll find what you need nearby. Families will also appreciate being just a few minutes from Altona Forest, Pickering’s 102-acre urban forest with a four-kilometre trail system winding through cedar and hardwood forests, wetlands and meadows, home to a multitude of flora and fauna.

Celebrating 40 years in business, Geranium has created many master-planned communities and built more than 8,000 homes in Ontario.

Edgewood homes range in size from 3,238 to 3,990 square feet with prices starting from $1,284,900.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Cover Story: Mattamy Homes

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Cover Story: Mattamy Homes

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Cover Story: Mattamy Homes

For variety and location, Mattamy is right in your neighbourhood

Spring is a time of renewal. Nature is blooming. The sun is shining more often. The days are longer and warmer so it’s a perfect time to go searching for a new home. Where to begin?

Mattamy Homes is a great place to start. Whether you are searching for your very first home, or you need a larger home for a growing family, Mattamy can make the search very rewarding.

Since Mattamy built their first home in 1978, they have continuously brought innovation and architectural excellence to every home they build. Many of their communities are master-planned so families always have places to gather, playgrounds to visit and schools to attend within walking distance. Some communities also feature community centres, retail stores, ponds in the summer and skating rinks in the winter. Mattamy believes the community and your home should all be connected to create an enjoyable living experience.

A Mattamy community looks and feels different than other places. There are fewer homes per street so you don’t feel like you’re living in a cookie cutter environment. And the homes are offered in a variety of styles so each street has distinct character. Mattamy has always been an innovator in home design creating environments that simply make you feel right at home the instant you move in. They understand that open space allows for more fluid, free-flowing interaction.

Mattamy offers more choice in both exterior and interior finishes, so you can ensure the home you are buying is the home you always dreamed of. To personalize your home, Mattamy offers Architect’s Choice Options, which give homeowners an opportunity to make pre-approved structural changes before construction begins. These options are fully integrated into the home while under construction so you have the satisfaction of knowing that the home will be completely finished the way you want before you move in.

Mattamy’s state-of-the art Design Studios give their homeowners the choice to select every interior finish in your home. From granite countertops, backsplashes to trend-setting light fixtures, you will not be disappointed.

Mattamy Homes is the largest privately-owned homebuilder in North America with a 40-year history of operations across the United States and Canada. Every year, Mattamy helps 7,000 families realize their dream of homeownership. In the United States, the company is represented in 10 markets – Charlotte, Raleigh- Durham, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando (where its U.S. head office is located), Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Florida. And in Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.

Mattamy has won numerous awards for community planning and home design including an unprecedented seven-time winner of the Homebuilder of the Year Award in the GTA.

No matter what you want from a new home, Mattamy has what you’re looking for from a stylish condo or townhome to a luxury detached home. A Mattamy home is a home you’ll value for a lifetime.

You’ll find a Mattamy community anywhere you want to live throughout the GTA.

Have a great spring and happy home hunting.

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VIDEO – Frenchman’s Bay: Live by The Bay in Pickering

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VIDEO – Frenchman’s Bay: Live by The Bay in Pickering

Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering is the newest community by Madison Group.

The project features 10 single detached homes and 57 townhomes, both rear lane and street towns.

For more information on Frenchman’s Bay, please visit our Presentation Centre located at 1635 Bayly Street, Pickering or visit our website at MadisonFB.com

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Editor's Choice: Madison Group

Editor’s Choice: Madison Group

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Editor’s Choice: Madison Group

Live by the lake at Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering

With the GO Train offering a short 37-minute commute from Pickering to Union Station and a four-minute walk to the lake, Frenchman’s Bay is set to attract the Toronto professional looking for affordable lakeside living with all of the area’s conveniences, including quick access to Highway 401, great restaurants and shops in Nautical Village along Liverpool Road.

“There are various natural, recreational, heritage, arts and cultural attractions within a one-kilometre range of the site, especially the boardwalk, beaches and marina,” said project director David Singer in a recent interview with the Globe and Mail.

Frenchman’s Bay offers a superb range of natural, recreational, heritage, arts and cultural attractions for residents and visitors. It is the spectacular natural landscape and a bounty of recreational opportunities make Frenchman’s Bay a coastal haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

You cannot miss Frenchman’s Bay Marina and the significant presence of boaters and sailing activity in the surrounding waters during the summer months. To the southeast, is Beachfront Park with its elevated boardwalk and beautiful views across Lake Ontario. If you’re in the mood to exercise or explore, then head into the Waterfront Trail system that encircles Frenchman’s Bay and runs east and west alongside the Lake’s shoreline. Three major trails – perfect for cycling, running or walking – traverse protected wetlands and woodlots, bluffs, beaches and expansive conservation areas.

Frenchman’s Bay will feature a modern collection of single-detached, two-storey homes of approximately 2,700 square feet with double-car garages, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and ample room for families to cook, live and relax in style. The spacious interiors feature nine-foot ceilings on the first floor, smooth ceilings throughout and beautifully appointed kitchens with a choice of quartz or granite countertops, upgraded cabinetry and a spa-like master ensuite with a freestanding tub. Single detached purchasers will be able to further customize their new home at the Madison Decor Studio with a generous bonus offer.

The townhome collection ranges from 1,910 to 2,215 square feet and will offer single-car garages at grade, generous three- or four-bedroom floorplans on three levels, plus a basement. The interiors include designer selected natural oak engineered flooring throughout the second floor and smooth ceilings on both the first and second levels. The carefully appointed kitchens include a wide range of kitchen cabinet choices, and a great selection of granite or quartz countertops.

As a special Grand Opening bonus feature, all townhome purchasers can take advantage of a stainless steel kitchen appliance package that includes a slide in stove, a dishwasher, an over the range microwave and an impressive French door refrigerator.

MADISON GROUP
Frenchman’s Bay

Located at 1635 Bayly Street, Pickering, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Friday by appointment and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

905.839.0038
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