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Vaughan is on the move – in more ways than one

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Vaughan is on the move – in more ways than one

Vaughan is a city on the move – quite literally, and in more ways than one. Located north of Toronto in York Region, Vaughan has long been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada, with a population now exceeding 306,000.

Comprising the Woodbridge, Maple, Thornhill, Concord and Kleinburg communities, each with their own characteristics and enjoying their own growth, Vaughan is a hub of development and activity. Once known as the city above Toronto, it’s now “the place to be.” And with good reason.

Hub of activity

With Hwys. 400 and 407 right there, and Hwy. 7 also running through town, transportation and transit have long been important parts of Vaughan. Now they’re central to its future, with the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre rapid transit station, the north terminus of the western section of the Toronto subway’s Line 1. It is also a major transit hub for York Region Transit and the Viva and Zum bus rapid transit services.

Economic growth is occurring in lockstep. Vaughan is now the third largest employment centre in the GTA after Toronto and Mississauga, and the largest contributor to York Region’s economy.

Manufacturing is the star economic performer here, accounting for 22 per cent of total employment, followed by construction, retail and wholesale trade, and transportation and warehousing. United Parcel Service, in fact, operates a signature shipping warehouse near Jane and Steeles.

In the near future, you can add healthcare to the mix of economic and lifestyle benefits, as the City has entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with Mackenzie Health, York University and ventureLAB.

The City is leading the collaboration to transform an 82-acre parcel of land at Jane Street and Major Mackenzie Drive into the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct. Vaughan, York University, Mackenzie Health and ventureLAB are to study to the best use of lands surrounding the site of the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

The goal of the collaboration is for the Vaughan Healthcare Centre Precinct to leverage resources to bring healthcare, innovation and jobs to this growing community.

“This feasibility study is an illustration of how partnerships can be truly effective when values, principles and beliefs are perfectly aligned,” says Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. “The new state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will be a catalyst for other uses, like medical offices, labs and research space, healthcare incubators, and education and conference rooms related to healthcare. This is where thought leaders, subject matter experts and innovators will come together to advance a shared vision of healthcare innovation. This transformational collaboration will benefit the healthcare of residents of Vaughan and beyond.”

Lowrise living

Though Vaughan is noteworthy for a lot of condominium development centring around new transit infrastructure, there’s also noteworthy new lowrise communities in the area. This is where buyers come for expansive single-detached homes and large lots.

And once you’ve bought a home in Vaughan, Improve Canada will help you furnish and operate it. Located in Concord and more commonly known as the Vaughan Home Improvement Centre, the complex is a unique offering of about 400 home improvement stores.

Location, location, location

Located in the Regional Municipality of York; bounded by Brampton to the west, King to the north, Markham and Richmond Hill to the east and Toronto to the south; more than 273 sq. kms; population 306,233; includes the communities of Concord, Kleinburg, Maple, Thornhill and Woodbridge.

Key landmarks

  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Kortright Centre for Conservation
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Reptilia Zoo
  • Vaughan Home Improvement Centre
  • Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
  • Vaughan Mills

Select housing developments

Adesso Modern Towns by Capital North Communities

Copperwood by Sorbara Group

CountryWide Homes in Woodbridge by CountryWide Homes

New Kleinburg by Paradise Developments

New Kleinburg by Arista Homes

New Kleinburg by Fieldgate Homes

Port Royal Collection at Kleinburg Crown by Caliber Homes


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In Conversation With… Angela Marotta, Director of Sales & Marketing, Solmar Development Corp.

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In Conversation With… Angela Marotta, Director of Sales & Marketing, Solmar Development Corp.

For more than 30 years, Solmar Development Corp. has focused on excellence, whether it’s building highrise projects in the GTA or lowrise communities in Niagara-on-the-Lake, or delivering on its promises of exemplary customer service.

Director of Sales & Marketing Angela Marotta shares her insights on what the company values most, and where it plans to go next.

Condo Life: Solmar has been in business for more than 30 years. What have been the keys to your success over this time?

Angela Marotta: We are family owned and operated, and as key family members, we have continued to share the same philosophy and vision for the company for all these years. Each project is thoughtfully designed with the buyer in mind. From our amenity spaces to landscape and surrounding greenspace, and ultimately to the suite and home designs.

When we acquire property, we always have the big picture in mind, which has allowed us to navigate through any difficult zoning and planning issues, and consolidation of various parcels of land. We have a very strong planning department and consultants that have been with Solmar from inception. They understand and continue to support the long-term vision to bring our projects to final stages. As principals, we are involved every step of the way. My father, Benny Marotta, is a visionary and has a very keen eye for design and architecture. No architectural plans are redesigned or enhanced without him and then flowed to myself and brother-in-law Giuseppe Paolicelli for final review, always with the buyer in mind.

CL: The homebuilding industry is undergoing a lot of change these days, with increasing government involvem ent, policy issues and other challenges. How do you see all this playing out in the foreseeable future?

AM: Regulatory changes within the Planning Act have given municipalities more local power to facilitate change in zoning bylaws, and thus hopefully allow for economic growth within their communities. As developers, we have faith that the governing bodies take into consideration the future economic growth, together with quality of life of residents. There has to be a balance.

However, changes to the Ontario Municipal Board are somewhat troublesome, as they may restrict the tribunal to propose decisions based on the best planning solutions, as the process has now been fast-tracked. It’s complicated, and I’m still trying to come to grips with the pros and cons. There will always be complex appeals, which make the process difficult to navigate. We will always try to push higher density on proposed developments, as it increases their viability. Giuseppe works very closely with our inhouse planner to ensure that we do.

CL: Affordability is a growing concern for homebuyers in the GTA, but much of what determines end costs – land use policy and availability and approvals processes – are out of builders’ control. How does Solmar address the affordability challenge?

AM: Everything boils down to timing and the span from inception of a project to construction to proposed occupancy. We never rush developing our proformas without having a clear understanding and comfort level of the market and future costs that are at times not completely defined. We are careful, but still take on a level of risk that we are comfortable with. We never want to sell out a project that quickly. Allocations are determined and timelines for release are defined so we always have a contingency whereby we retain flexibility with pricing over time to protect us against any instabilities or change.

We also try to price ourselves at or just above market without being “out of” market. Our projects are higher end, with various luxury amenities and features that attract a consumer that appreciates value and may be willing to spend a little more as a result. We attract a lot of end consumers, and any investors purchasing in our projects feel comfortable knowing they have a secured investment based on our reputation as a builder.

CL: Where do you see the next homebuilding – and therefore, for customers, homebuying – opportunities in the GTA, in terms of geographic area and housing type?

AM: Consumers are finding pricing within the downtown core to be very high and competitive. Projects such as ours at The Edge in Mississauga allow consumers to have homeownership at much more reasonable pricing, gain equity over time and still be able to work in the city due to the great transit infrastructure in Mississauga. The LRT is along Hurontario right at The Edge. With higher density projects outside of the downtown core, you’re seeing more and more buyers looking there. Our project at Park Avenue Place in Vaughan, which is sold out, saw buyers coming from all across the GTA. Again, municipalities that have planned and developed transit infrastructure well have seen economic growth and a superior quality of life in their community as a result.

CL: How are things coming along at Edge Towers in Mississauga?

AM: We’re excited to see the development come to life. It took great perseverance to consolidate individual lots to comprise what is now three luxury buildings with more than 1,400 units. Tower 1 is currently under construction and nearly sold out. Tower 2 is not far behind, with construction starting before the end of the year and nearing 80 per cent sold. Tower 3, launching this fall, will be the pinnacle of the project, with 50 floors of luxury suites and amenities that will make this tower a unique place to live.

CL: And at Park Avenue Place in Vaughan?

AM: Park Avenue is currently under construction with occupancy set for fall 2020. This has been an amazing project, as it is referred to as the sister project to our now completed highrise, aptly called Bellaria, which was the first development of its kind in Vaughan. Park Avenue comprises two towers of beautifully designed suites located at the south east corner of Jane and Rutherford. This project saw lots of end users as buyers, many of whom were referrals from Bellaria – a major source of pride for us.


If I wasn’t involved in homebuilding, I would:

Be in the hospitality industry, as my passion is wine and food. Together with our family, my sister Melissa Paolicelli and I own and operate Two Sisters Vineyards.

My greatest inspiration in this business is:

My father. I have seen him take on such high levels of risk and navigate through them in the most decisive and intelligent way. He has accomplished great things and built or developed many landmark communities that we are very proud of.

When I’m not at the office, I:

Am enjoying quality family time with my three teens and the rest of our close family in Niagara-on-the-Lake, preferably at the Vineyard! We live part time in NOTL, and it has become such a special place for us all.


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Menkes introduces Mobilio – coming soon to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

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Menkes introduces Mobilio – coming soon to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

Picture yourself at the epicentre of Vaughan’s newest neighborhood, the first community-focused development in the core of the city, offering highrise condominium and townhome residences.

A new downtown is forming in the 905, in one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, and what is already the largest employment centre in York Region. It’s dynamic, it’s lively, and it’s completely changing the face of Vaughan. Right at the heart of this new urban centre, you will find Mobilio, the latest project by Menkes.

Mobilio Community
Mobilio Community

Spanning over 440 acres, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is one of Canada’s largest new master-planned communities. Once complete, it will be home to 25,000 residents and encompass 1.5 million sq. ft. of new office space, and 750,000 sq. ft. of retail. A true live, work, play urban centre that will include restaurants, shops, entertainment, and the almost 20-acre Edgely Pond and Park, which will be the largest open space in VMC.

Situated in the heart of the VMC, Mobilio will feature a mix of highrise condo towers and two- and three-bedroom townhouses, including some with rooftop terraces. With more than 1,000 units, this thoughtfully-designed community will be the first project in VMC to incorporate a mix of housing types, park space, and amenities that cater to every lifestyle. Mobilio is an extension of your home, routine, and lifestyle surrounded by world-class restaurants, one-of-a-kind retail experiences, and a genuinely welcoming community.


Living at Mobilio is the epitome of connectivity. It’s a short walk from the VMC transit hub, which includes the new VMC TTC subway station, as well as Viva and Zum bus service connections to neighbouring cities. Vaughan is currently the only city outside of Toronto that has subway service, making it an attractive place to live for people who commute to downtown or other parts of the city. Mobilio is also conveniently centred between Hwys. 7 and 407, just east of Hwy. 400, providing excellent accessibility to the entire GTA by car. For jet-setters, Pearson International Airport is a short 20-minute drive away.

This new and exciting community is about more than just transportation connections; it will provide future residents a connection to nature. Mobilio will be anchored by a linear park, part of Vaughan’s Black Creek Renewal project. Once complete, the Black Creek Renewal will establish a series of promenades, plazas and parks, spanning over 30 acres, allowing residents and visitors access to the water’s edge. Mobilio’s picturesque community will also include attractive outdoor gathering spaces, a playground, walking paths and family-friendly play areas. The development is the perfect blend of urban and suburban, representing the convenience of downtown living, with the space and comfort of the suburban lifestyle.

With VMC set to become the destination of choice, don’t miss out on the opportunity to live at Mobilio. Register on the website and discover where convenience and community connect.


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HIGHRISE FEATURE: Solmar Development Corps

Solmar Development Corp. soaring to new heights

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Solmar Development Corp. soaring to new heights

For almost three decades, Solmar has been at the forefront of the new home building industry in southern Ontario. Crossing all home building genres, from estate manors to elegant condominiums, Solmar puts its signature stamp of excellence on all that it does.

Solmar’s communities are rich in character and a timeless elegance prevails. Because of their ability to balance a modern outlook with classic appeal, each structure stands the test of time.

Edge Tower 2
Edge Tower 2


Positioned in a prime downtown neighbourhood in Mississauga, Edge Tower 2 has now been released for sale, and construction is starting soon on Edge Tower 1. This development is within walking distance to the future Hurontario LRT and the GO station, and is close to major highways, as well as high-end shopping and restaurants.

The cutting-edge design of these towers will feature upgraded finishes like smooth, nine-foot ceilings, frameless glass shower doors, as well as fully integrated stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry with under valance lighting and stone countertops.

Exceptional luxury is evident as soon as you step into the lobby, with elegant, Venetian plaster columns set against a backdrop of rich, neutral tones. Within the community, residents benefit from the use of a full gym, a yoga studio, a Wi-Fi lounge, a movie theatre and a games room, in addition to guest suites and a party room with a wrap-around terrace.

Suites in Edge Tower 2 range in size from 493 to 721 square feet. A limited-time incentive program includes free parking, a free locker, a low lot levy cap, the ability to rent during occupancy, and a 15 per cent deposit that is extended over 18 months.



Park Avenue Place
Park Avenue Place

Both towers, 1 and 2, are now under construction in the heart of Vaughan. At Park Avenue Place new home purchasers will bask in the undisputed luxury.

Located at the corner of Jane Street and Riverock Gate, residents benefit from having every amenity that they could possibly want close at hand, including upscale restaurants, shopping, leisure activities and entertainment options, as well as convenient proximity to Highway 400, the subway, GO train, hospitals, Canada’s Wonderland and so much more.

Upon entering the two-storey, grand lobby, a 24-hour concierge is on staff to assist with any special requests. Also included is a state-of-the-art gym, and social/entertainment venues like a theatre room, a games/billiards room, and a party room with a bar and lounge. A rooftop terrace features lush gardens, a barbecue area, a fire pit and sitting areas.

Suites range in size from 635 to 1,656 square feet. All units include smooth, nine-foot ceilings and premium flooring throughout, as well as a stackable washer and dryer, integrated European appliances and a quartz countertop in the kitchen, closet organizers, plus a choice of porcelain tiles and stone countertops in the bathrooms.

Solmar Developments operates under four principal practices – leadership, passion, integrity and quality.



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Vaughan now known as ‘The Place To Be’

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Vaughan now known as ‘The Place To Be’

by Gale Beeby

No longer is Vaughan just the city above Toronto, it’s now known as ‘The Place To Be.’


In Vaughan, over 80 per cent of the housing is single-family, detached dwellings, and about 94 per cent of residents own their own home. However, with the province’s Places to Grow policy, Vaughan is seeing a boom of condominium towers along the vibrant Highway 7. Maple, Concord, Kleinburg and Woodbridge are also seeing housing booms, with lots of master-planed communities on offer.

Click here for a full list of developments for sale in Vaughan.


The largest theme park in Canada – Canada’s Wonderland – is in Maple and measures 330 acres and boasts 16 roller coasters. It also has a 20-acre water park and its fall season includes Halloween Hunt. Historically, the areas of Woodbridge, Concord, Nashville and Maple have been agricultural and a number of farmers’ markets are open during the summer.

The City of Vaughan is also home to some of the best public and private golf courses in the GTA, including The National, The Board of Trade, Bayview, Thornhill, Cardinal, Eagles Nest, Maple Downs and Copper Creek.


People are drawn to Vaughan because of its high quality of life, abundant green spaces and exciting attractions.

Toronto & Region Conservation Authority Photo
Toronto & Region Conservation Authority Photo

In Woodbine, the Kortright Centre for Conservation is a natural oasis and environmental educational centre on 800 acres of pristine woodland. Located at the headwaters of the Don and Humber Rivers, the 990-acre Boyd Conservation Area offers a number of outdoor activities, including a trail system, lots of picnic areas and bocce courts.

Bindertwine Park in Kleinburg features a trail systems that links it to the grounds of McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Kortright Centre.


Vaughan Mills, located at Highway 400 and Rutherford Road, is one of the GTA’s popular shopping attractions, with over 200 outlets shops and services. It also includes entertainment attractions like Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes, Pro Hockey Life, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre. At Highway 7 and Weston Road is another large shopping district, the Colossus Centre, which also features a slew of outlet and big box stores, plus a 19-screen Cineplex.


Vaughan mass transit is served by the York Regional Transit/Viva system, which links the entire region with Toronto and the Region of Peel. Currently, YRT is building a bus rapidway along Highway 7, between the Richmond Hill Centre (where the subway extension ends) to Warden Avenue. The City of Vaughan is surrounded by several major highways, including Highways 400, 401, 404, 407 and 427, making it an easy place to commute anywhere in the GTA.


Population: 306,300

Walk score: 49

From Vaughan: Elizabeth Arden



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GTA mayoral elections – who won and where they stand on housing

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GTA mayoral elections – who won and where they stand on housing

John Tory

Housing policy, affordability and supply were among the key issues in many municipalities leading up to the Oct. 22 Ontario elections.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and others did their best to alert voters to the issues, and to gage candidates on how well they understood them.

Homes Publishing did its own assessment of a selection of GTA municipalities in the context of housing development.

But now that the results are in (well, most of them), let’s take a look how some of the notable races shook down, and the various policies of the newly elected mayors, with help from BILD.



Tom Mrakas (New)
Housing and growth: Proposes to protect Aurora’s Stable Neighbourhoods from “monster home” infill, by using planning tools such as Interim Control By-laws. Also wants to ensure better land use planning decisions are made through the Local Appeals Body and by implementing a Design Review Panel. He intends to uphold the Official Plan and continue to oppose golf course redevelopment. Improving municipal infrastructure, through complete streets, is also a priority.
Taxes: Proposes to reduce the tax levy.



Patrick Brown (new)
Housing: Proposes to create a streamlined, more efficient approvals process at City Hall for new home construction and renovations across all levels of affordability. Proposes to develop a housing strategy that encourages neighbourhood-sensitive development of rooming houses, basement apartments and in-law suites.



Marianne Meed Ward (New)
Growth: Opposes overdevelopment of Burlington and will seek to control growth by reducing provisions in the Official Plan, as well as accept growth only when infrastructure can handle it.
Housing: Intends to secure affordable housing with inclusionary zoning and require new development to provide a percentage of senior-friendly units. Intends to set greenspace per population targets within reasonable walking distance through prioritizing parkland over cash-in-lieu for major new developments.



Allan Thompson
Housing and growth: Supports housing and growth management initiatives that will maintain the characteristics of Caledon’s communities and create opportunities for residents and future residents of live, work and retire.



Virginia Hackson
Housing: Proposes to complete the first phase of growth of 7,000 homes. In terms of transportation corridors, plans to work with the Mayor of Bradford to solve gridlock on roads between Hwys. 404 and 400.
Infrastructure: Proposes to work with the Province and local MPP to deal with the delay of the Upper York Sewage Solution which will ultimately eliminate the Holland Landing Sewage Lagoons. Proposes to address the need for quality broadband in the community.



Rick Bonnette
Housing: Proposes to continue to manage difficult conversations around intensification and growth the Province has mandated and the development residents are seeing.



Steve Pellegrini
Plans to focus on business growth, the new municipal office, the library and seniors centre expansion project, as well as road beautification in the township.



Bonnie Crombie
Housing: Intends to institute an Inclusionary Zoning policy to incentivize the building of new, affordable units. Proposes to form partnerships with leaders in affordable housing to get new buildings in the ground on a faster pace.
Environment: Proposes to work with staff to bolster Green building standards that will improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and improve urban forest canopy.
Development: Supports Mississauga’s office for a Development Ambassador.



John Taylor
Economy: Top priorities include jobs and the economy, community building and parks recreation and trails. Wants to the Renew Economic Development Strategy and increase jobs in the community. Grow the city’s broadband company to deliver affordable high-speed internet to local businesses. Proposes to keep taxesbelow GTA average.
Growth: Proposes to meet regularly with existing employers and grow local business base.
Community Building: Proposes to protect neighbourhoods – intensify in the right places.
Housing: New housing developments must include options for low/moderate-income families. Create a community inclusivity round table and increase senior-friendly housing and recreation.



Rob Burton
Growth: Proposes to continue to protect Glen Abbey through the use of Cultural Heritage Landscape provisions and court challenges.
Environment: Proposes to focus on protecting greenspace and the environment and controlling growth.



Dan Carter (New)
Growth/Housing/Transit: A 4-Pillar Platform includes creating affordable, vibrant, healthy communities that invests in active transportation networks and creates employment opportunities with industries.



Dave Barrow
Growth: Proposes to continue with the Town’s economic vitality, build a strong community, manage our growth to respect the existing neighbourhoods and lead a responsive and efficient government.
Housing: Proposes to work with the Province and the Region to increase the rental housing supply, maintain the existing rental supply and add affordable ownership homes. Allowing secondary suites in existing homes will also create new housing once new by-laws that monitor the neighbourhoods are in place. Also believes the Town needs to review and update its 10-year-old Development Plan in order to process new development applications. Zoning By-laws also need to be brought into the “urban” town.



John Tory
Housing: Proposes to build 40,000 affordable rental units over 12 years. Leverage City lands, including lands surrounding TTC Stations.
Property Taxes: Keep property taxes at or below the rate of inflation. Supported City Council’s plan to implement water rate increases dedicated to improving storm and wastewater infrastructure.
Transit: Continue to build out the transit network plan – SmartTrack.



Dave Barton
Growth and development: Proposes a seven-point platform, a main concern is the competing interest between farmland and “irresponsible and ill-considered development.” Wants to ensure that growth has clear collaboration with the livelihood of people who depend on the land.



Maurizio Bevilacqua
Taxes: Promises to keep Vaughan as one of the lowest taxed municipalities in the GTA. Focus on transit and roads to keep Vaughan moving. Working closely with government partners at all levels to ensure wise investments for new transit initiatives and improvements including the Yonge Subway, VIVANext, as well as road building and widening.
Innovation: Will transform the City of Vaughan into a hub for education, culture, sports and the arts by building the infrastructure required to achieve excellence and improve accessibility.
Other: Continue to excel in environmental stewardship. Support and attract small and large businesses to Vaughan.



Iain Lovatt (New)
Growth: Proposes to preserve heritage that is integrated with future development. Integrating heritage built form into new developments as well as establishing Heritage Conservation Districts and site plan bylaws in heritage areas in town are identified a must.
Development: Within the first 100 days, hopes to assemble a meeting of commercial-industrial landowners to get everyone on the same page, about the 404 corridor and the servicing for the area going forward. Believes that these underserviced and underutilized lands represent about $1 billion in new tax assessment for Whitchurch-Stouffville.



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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

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EDITOR’S CHOICE: Kingsmen Group

A name that represents passion, craftsmanship and confidence

The name may sound new, but Kingsmen’s lineage of excellence started over 30 years ago. Its goal is to deliver premium quality and value across every community it builds. Kingsmen understand that everyone lives a different lifestyle, each person has different needs and that even these things can change over time. Everyday Kingsmen does its very best to build a home that you’ll be proud of. A place that complements your lifestyle, no matter the lifestyle.

Kingsmen is thrilled to be able to introduce some of its amazing new communities, coming to a neighbourhood near you.

Havelock Corners in Woodstock is being built with families in mind. The latest release of Townhomes is currently 70 per cent sold but Kingsmen is excited to be releasing three- and four-bedroom detached homes very soon.

Stride on Lakeshore Road in Port Credit is the perfect place for working professionals looking to own a cool condo or town, while still being just 20 minutes from downtown Toronto.

Bayview is one of Kingsmen’s most exclusive builds to date. It was the mindset of Coco Chanel that inspired the design, and it is arguably the most brilliant collection of residences on Bayview Avenue, located just north of the Bridle Path.

Kingsmen is really excited about everything it’s doing right now, and 9560 on Islington Avenue might just be at the top of that list. When Kingsmen first approached this project, it wanted to craft a community that appealed to people who loved meeting and entertaining — an enclave that was familiar to a night out in Toronto, while being complemented by surrounding green space, like Boyd Conservation Park. It’s going to be an amazing collection of contemporary urban towns with a modern feel, surrounded by places to shop, eat and workout. All of this starting in the $500,000s. The arrival of 9560 is right around the corner, and Kingsmen always get excited when a concept becomes reality.

At the end of the day, Kingsmen promises to take care of you. The company promises to build a relationship with you and nurture it through regular communication, construction walk-throughs and a beautiful Decor Centre experience. Kingsmen will do everything it can to make you feel a part of its family.


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Vaughan, Mississauga and Toronto sign Housing Pledge

Vaughan, Mississauga and Toronto sign Housing Pledge

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Vaughan, Mississauga and Toronto sign Housing Pledge

BILD sets out its four-point plan on how municipalities can help make housing more affordable and increase supply.

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) held press conferences in Vaughan, Toronto and Mississauga to launch its Build for Growth campaign that coincides with the 2018 municipal election.

The campaign outlines BILD’s four-point plan on how municipalities can help make housing more affordable and increase supply.

“Housing will be a key election issue in the Greater Toronto Area,” said Dave Wilkes, president and CEO of BILD. “Providing housing for the next generation is a challenge that needs to be solved in a partnership between residents, the building industry and municipal governments across the region.”

BILD’s four-point plan shows how municipalities can take a leadership role in increasing the supply of housing and support sustainable, affordable growth and make sure government fees, taxes and charges on new homes are fair and equitable, fund and build critical infrastructure, cut red tape, and adopt a Standard of Service Excellence for building permits and inspections in order to speed up building and renovations. The mayors of Vaughan and Mississauga, as well as Toronto’s deputy mayor, signed a Housing Pledge acknowledging that housing is an issue that must be addressed and that they are committed to engaging in a dialogue with government partners and the development community to expand the amount and types of housing options that are available. They believe that buying a new home should be a time to celebrate a major milestone and join a community. Over the next few months, BILD will be calling on all municipal candidates to sign the pledge.

BILD encourages citizens of the GTA and all municipal candidates to visit BuildForGrowth.ca to sign the Housing Pledge and make their voices heard. With 1,500 members, BILD is the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area.



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Editor's Choice: Mattamy Homes

Editor’s Choice: Mattamy Homes

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Editor’s Choice: Mattamy Homes

At Kleinburg Summit, the Gallery on the Park executive townhomes are perfectly planned

Kleinburg is a town well known across Canada for its eclectic art galleries, including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, which features the largest selection of Canada’s famed Group of Seven. It seemed only fitting that in Mattamy’s community of Kleinburg Summit they would feature executive townhomes known as the Gallery on the Park Collection.

Over the years, Mattamy has learned a great deal about the art of architecture and the importance of nature in creating a wonderful environment in which to live, thrive and enjoy. In Kleinburg Summit‘s Gallery on the Park Collection, nature is bountiful.

These townhomes embody the best of modern living surrounded by an environment that is perfect for active people who like to run, hike and cycle. It’s equally as appealing to those who prefer to find a spot under a tree to read a book, or spread out a blanket and enjoy a family picnic. The streams, fields and forests are virtually right outside your front window. The idea is that you should be able to enjoy a stress-free zone right outside your front door.

In the Gallery on the Park Collection of executive townhomes, the art of architecture supports the need for functionality of space. The notion of “a place for everything and everything in its place” is more than a notion in these townhomes. They are, by design, perfectly planned to serve the needs of the people living in them.

There is a sense of openness in these executive townhomes, an organic flow of space that is both inspiring and comforting. And to ensure that you can make the interior your own, Mattamy offers a state-of-the-art Design Studio, staffed by professional design consultants who will assist in finding the countertops, cabinets, flooring, mouldings and tiles that make your home a complete reflection of your style.

You’ll also quickly discover that executive townhomes in Kleinburg Summit’s Gallery on the Park are never just another row of townhomes. They offer individual exterior designs so your home has individual character and the streets take on the character of a quaint village. These townhomes also offer enough space to park four cars.

Kleinburg Summit is right in the heart of the town so you can readily enjoy the local shops, fine restaurants and scenery, including the highly regarded Kortright Centre for Conservation. As you stroll the streets you will find a cordiality that is common in a small village. You’ll also find all of this while maintaining a connection to the city.

And, coming soon, there will be three detached Model Homes so you can examine the design thinking and superb craftsmanship in Kleinburg Summit’s homes.

Mattamy built their very first home in 1978. Since then, they have built more than 90,000 homes across Canada and the United States. In the GTA, they have the distinction of having earned an unprecedented seven BILD Homebuilder of the Year Awards, including last year.

The executive townhomes of Kleinburg Summit’s Gallery on the Park Collection offers your family the best of everything, inside and outside.

Gallery on the Park executive townhomes are priced from $799,990 and detached homes from $889,990.

Kleinburg Summit
Gallery on the Park

Located at 10340 Highway 27, Vaughan, the Sales Centre is open Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday a holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Coming soon: Three detached Model Homes.



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Editor's Choice: Regal Crest Homes

Editor’s Choice: Regal Crest Homes

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Editor’s Choice: Regal Crest Homes

Celebrating 53 years of successful homebuilding

Regal Crest Homes is a builder that is proud to be celebrating over 53 years of successful homebuilding throughout the GTA. Today, when new homebuyers choose Regal Crest, they can be totally confident about two things: a new home they will be proud to own, and lasting value that will appreciate in years to come.

With new communities now open, and more to come, Regal Crest Homes has an opportunity for everyone.


Regal Crest is proud to introduce an out-of-this-world community in one of Richmond Hill’s most sought-after locations. Observatory Hill is a beautiful established community with over 30 years of history. This spectacular neighbourhood is located on Bayview Avenue just north of 16th Avenue, offering a prestigious address, convenient amenities and luxurious designs in a collection of towns, semis and 36-, 45- and 50-foot singles. Nestled within the protected green space around the world-famous David Dunlop Observatory, this truly is a remarkable and desirable development.


A collection of elegantly crafted single detached homes awaits you in a stunning location at McVean Drive and Countryside Drive in Brampton. Here you can expect what Regal Crest is known for – brilliant designs and unwavering quality.

After an incredibly successful first phase, this new release offers a collection of 50- and 60-foot luxury singles appointed with breathtaking interiors showcasing lavish design and features.


Coming in the spring, Upper West Side in Vaughan offers executive townhomes located at Major Mackenzie Drive and Bathurst Street, where you can enjoy luxury at its best.


Coming this spring, Anchor Woods will be offering a selection of amazing new towns, semis, and singles located at Doane Road and Second Concession Road at a fantastic location in Holland Landing.


At Mayfield Village you will find an assortment of towns, semis and singles. These will be situated in an ideal neighbourhood at Mayfield and Dixie Roads in Brampton and will launch this spring.


Regal Crest boasts a selection of single homes on 38-, 47-, 52- & 60-foots lots on Mississauga Road, just north of Queen Street in Brampton, which will exemplify true elegance. Coming this fall.


Here you will find luxury townhomes and semis in a beautiful neighbourhood at St. John Sideroad and Yonge Street nestled between the border of Aurora and Newmarket. Live brighter at Shining Hill. Launching in the fall.


For more information or to register, make sure to visit the Regal Crest website.


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