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At The Uplands Courtice grand opening, buyers embrace modern design and natural setting

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At The Uplands Courtice grand opening, buyers embrace modern design and natural setting

The Sept. 14 grand opening of the much-anticipated The Uplands Courtice, a spectacular new home community in the heart of Courtice, by developer High Street Courtice, was a resounding success. The first buyers of the initial 70 townhouses embraced the development’s one-of-a-kind setting and the contemporary design.

Nestled on rolling land at King Street and Darlington Blvd. in the GTA east next to conservation land and Farewell Creek, buyers were impressed by The Uplands’s nature-first approach. The community is located between Hwys. 2 and 401, just minutes from Oshawa to the west and Bowmanville to the east.

The opening proved the wide appeal of the townhomes, with everyone from first-time purchasers to families to downsizers. It attracted would-be buyers from the immediate area looking for new home options in the local community, as well as those from out of town looking not only for affordability, but also outstanding design in a very desirable location.

The Uplands has been designed to maximize homeowners’ enjoyment of this exclusive setting with its natural ravine and tranquil wooded trails. An entrance from The Uplands will connect residents directly to meandering paths and the Millennium Trail that leads to Tooley’s Mill Park with its gazebo, site of many community events. Soon, a newly constructed trail will link Tooley’s Mill to Darlington Provincial Park and the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario.

The Uplands’ contemporary two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses introduced a new style of home design to Courtice. The modern towns have been crafted with meticulous attention to detail and will sit on beautifully landscaped streetscapes suited for strolling, biking or connecting with neighbours. Starting in the $500,000s, the architecturally inspired elevations include brick, stone and stucco facades with Energy Star premium vinyl large front and back windows to bring the outdoors in. Three different collections of townhomes, some with walkouts and views of the ravine, will appeal to a diverse range of buyers.

The high quality interior finishes offered at The Uplands include airy nine-ft.-four-in. ceilings on the main floor and nine-ft. ceilings on the second floor, smooth finished ceilings, contemporary flush panel doors, lever-style interior door handles, stained oak handrail and pickets, and stained oak veneer stringers and solid oak risers on the main staircase. Kitchens feature contemporary cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, combination microwave/ range hood, double basin undermount sink and granite countertops, and islands (as per plan). The homes are constructed to save on energy, with superior levels of insulation, energy efficient windows, programmable thermostats and LED light fixtures.

Though the peaceful surroundings of The Uplands give the sense of being away from it all, everything needed for daily life is easily accessible in Courtice. The Uplands residents will have a bakery, LCBO, cafes, grocery stores and gastropub just minutes from home. In addition, a selection of big box stores are close by in Oshawa and Bowmanville.

Farmers’ markets, quaint boutiques and casual fare to fine dining venues are all right in Courtice. Just minutes away are the Courtice Community Complex, Durham College, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Trent University’s satellite campus in Oshawa for continuing education. Quaint downtown Bowmanville is just a few minutes east. Golf courses and riding stables are also in the immediate area.

Courtice is ideally located with access to Hwys. 407 and 401 just five minutes away and with Hwy. 418 on schedule to open in 2020 and providing a north-south link between Hwys. 407 and 401, access will be even easier. The Oshawa GO and VIA station is less than 15 minutes from The Uplands, making it easy to head east for a long weekend in Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa, go further afield to the east coast, or to travel west to Toronto’s Union Station and beyond.

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Visit the presentation centre, located on Hwy. 2 and Old Kingston Rd. in Courtice. The presentation centre is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; by appointment weekends, closed on holidays.

To learn more about The Upland’s unique lifestyle surrounded by nature and to see the beautiful modern home designs, call (905.240.2244) or visit the website.


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Modern townhomes and bungalofts taking shape at The Uplands Courtice

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Modern townhomes and bungalofts taking shape at The Uplands Courtice

One of Clarington’s most highly anticipated developments will put nature first, as the luxury condos and townhomes of The Uplands take shape on a rolling site at King St. and Darlington Blvd. in the GTA east.

Located between Hwys. 2 and 401 minutes from Oshawa to the west and Bowmanville to the east, The Uplands Courtice offers a tranquil oasis adjacent to conservation land and a creek. It provides homeowners with the rare opportunity to connect with nature in the middle of bustling suburban Courtice, yet be close to all amenities.

Downtown Toronto is easily accessible with the Oshawa GO Train, which is just 40 minutes to Union Station or Hwys. 401 and 407, which are only five minutes from your doorstep. The Hwy. 418 link will soon make travel much faster. Those travelling east can catch the VIA train in Oshawa which can whisk you to Ottawa, Montreal and beyond.

The modern townhouses and bungalofts launching in September at The Uplands Courtice will start in the $500,000s. When completed, the project will have approximately 450 residential units, including condos and townhomes. The interior finishes will have stainless steel appliances in the kitchens, granite counters and contemporary cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom, and a selection of engineered wood flooring, porcelain and carpet as per plan. The site’s slope is being used to maximize views, with townhouses set along the valley, and condos behind them, so all residents can enjoy views of Farewell Creek.

Developer Alan Hirschfield of High Street Courtice Inc. has made protecting and enhancing the environment a top priority for The Uplands. The company donated land along the creek to the municipality and a former rough path is being transformed into a public trail that will link picturesque Tooley’s Mill Park with its gazebo, site for many community events, to Darlington Provincial Park. An entrance from The Uplands will connect its residents directly to the trail where they can walk or cycle (Darlington Beach on Lake Ontario is a 12-minute bike ride away).

Hirschfield’s vision is to create a setting, so all Uplands residents, as well as the larger community, will enjoy the scenic natural features at their doorstep. “The park is very popular and we also donated a half acre to create parking,” says Hirschfield. “If you get more people using the valley, it will be kept cleaner and they’ll keep an eye on what’s happening there.”

As well as improving and protecting the Farewell Creek valley lands, The Uplands is bringing new housing choices to that part of Durham Region. As the population has become more mature and diverse, people want to be able to stay in the community, whether they work there or are downsizing. Hirschfield has also seen the flow of young couples and professionals from the GTA to more affordable communities offering a more serene lifestyle. That’s why Uplands is offering a mix of units.

“The townhouses will be ‘comfortably modern’ in design and of high quality,” he says, “with brick and stucco facades, clean lines, slightly sloped roofs, garage doors with contemporary detailing and large windows. There will be some units in the 1,350-sq.-ft. range, with the master bedroom on the main floor and another bedroom on the second floor. Buyers needing more space can find up to 3,200-sq.-ft. towns with double-car garages.

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