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i2 Developments launches Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton

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i2 Developments launches Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton

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i2 Developments Inc. has launched Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton, a limited edition of just 109 luxurious, contemporary homes, each with its own private rooftop terrace and underground parking space.

Southside is one of the newest communities being built on the footprint of Uptown Brampton, which is part of the city’s Vision 2040, a long-term vision that will reinvent Brampton. The plan includes such key transformations as: complete living (including model new neighbourhoods); everything connected (transit network, new core loop, walking and cycling networks); beauty brought back (streets for people, trees everywhere, designed communities, handsome buildings); and nature brought back (new eco-park and sustainability built into everything).

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“Southside Townhomes in many respects complements Brampton’s Vision 2040 with our emphasis on walkability, with cars parked underground… ready access to public transit – including the future Hurontario LRT and nature at your doorstep, with parkland situated right next to our community,” says Sam DeCaria, vice-president of i2 Developments.

“As well, our homes feature truly unique and well thought out designs. Each townhome has its own spacious, private rooftop terrace with beautiful views of the city and greenspace as well as heated underground parking so that homeowners have the convenience of taking their groceries directly into their kitchens and having their garbage collected underground.”

The four-floor (with the potential of five floors of living space if owners elect to finish the basement), three- and four-bedroom townhome designs range in size from 1,645 to 1,840 sq. ft. with prices starting at $679,900.

Interior highlights include nine-ft. ceilings on main and second floors; elegant solid oak handrail and pickets, including solid oak post – all in natural finish; brushed nickel hardware on all interior doors; luxury flooring including ceramic tile and plush nylon broadloom; chef’s kitchen with custom designed quality kitchen cabinetry, double stainless steel sink with single lever chrome faucet and pull-out sprayer and stainless steel exhaust hood; contemporary bathrooms with quality vanity cabinetry, separate shower stall in master ensuite complete with glass enclosure and shower light, ceramic wall tiles on bathroom enclosures, and low-flow toilets and showerheads.

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The modern exteriors feature an architecturally pre-selected colour package and controlled streetscape with brick, stone and stucco elevations with maintenance-free aluminum or wood panels surrounding front bedroom windows; rooftop terrace with concrete pavers and privacy screen; exterior glass and aluminum railings; custom exterior package including house number and light; underground parking and storage space under or near each home; and landscape package consisting of sodded front, shrub planting and walkway to front entrance installed when season permits.

SUPERB LOCATION

Located at Steeles Avenue West and Hurontario, the community is in a superb location with all neighbourhood amenities already in place. It is right across the street from the stores and restaurants of Shoppers World and steps from the supermarket. To the west lies Sheridan College Davis Campus; to the south is Fletcher’s Green Community Park and South Fletcher’s Sportsplex. Amenities of the Sportsplex include four ice rinks, one lap and one leisure pool, fitness centre, gymnasium, auditorium, meeting rooms and South Fletcher’s Branch of the Brampton Public Library and outdoor ball diamonds. To the east are the fairways of the Brampton Golf & Country Club.

In addition to Vision 2040, Brampton is poised to undergo extensive revitalization in the near future. The city is working toward creating an aesthetically pleasing streetscape around its historic Four Corners in its downtown core. The project is underway to reimagine streets that will bring together pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in a safe and sustainable manner.

Also, the province has announced a significant education infrastructure project that will transform Brampton: The establishment of a new Ryerson University campus, with Sheridan College as an academic partner, in downtown Brampton. Slated to open for classes in the fall of 2022, plans include the new campus, a partnership for a National Centre for Cybersecurity and a Centre for Innovation – a joint-use facility which will include public and academic libraries, collaboration space and an innovation zone.

“Our homes combine luxury and convenience with a desirable location in a city that has a clear vision of becoming more connected, inclusive and innovative,” says DeCaria. “And on top of all that, with efficient transportation systems and more to come, including the planned Hurontario LRT, people can easily get around Brampton and commute to downtown Toronto without even having to own a car which is amazing from a lifestyle perspective.”

For more information and to register for Phase Two, visit southsidetowns.ca

 

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6 Ontario municipal elections to watch regarding housing

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6 Ontario municipal elections to watch regarding housing

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By Wayne Karl

The countdown is on – just days to go to the 2018 Ontario municipal elections. In Toronto, in what’s shaping up to be a two-horse race between Mayor John Tory and challenger Jennifer Keesmaat, housing is one of the key issues.

But it’s not the only city or town in and around the GTA where real estate development is a hot topic.

Here’s a select list of a few more municipal elections to watch, and we might as well start with the biggest and highest profile municipality:

TORONTO

Incumbent: John Tory
Challenger: Jennifer Keesmaat
What’s at stake: Housing affordability, or the lack thereof. Both Tory and Keesmaat have announced plans to address the growing affordability issue in the city – what some describe as a crisis. Keesmaat wants to build 100,000 units of “truly affordable, high-quality housing in the next 10 years.” This is a plan some sources in the industry have already declared as doomed to fail.

Tory proposes to build 40,000 affordable rental units over 12 years, or roughly 3,300 annually.

The challenge for both? Defining what affordable housing even is, in a city with median home prices of $883,892, andthe most expensive average one-bedroom rent in the country, $1,900 per month.

Home builders have been lobbying the City and the Province to address land supply and other policies which complicate this already complex issue.

 

MARKHAM

Markham

Incumbent: Frank Scarpitti
Challenger(s): Steven Chen, Shan Hua Lu, Abdul Rahman Malik, Jawed Syed
What’s at stake: As the fourth most populous community in the GTA after Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, Markham has been a hotbed for economic growth and development for years. It has also become one the most expensive housing markets, with median home prices of almost $1 million for the third quarter of 2018, according to Royal LePageAnd Scarpitti, first elected in 2006 and known as developer- and builder- friendly, has been there through much of it.

 

BRAMPTON

Brampton

Incumbent: Linda Jeffrey
Challenger(s): Mansoor Ameersulthan, former Ontario PC Party leader Patrick Brown, Baljit Gosal, Wesley Jackson, Vinod Kumar Mahesan, John Sprovieri
What’s at stake: Brampton is booming, and Jeffrey is seeking a second term after winning the 2014 election with almost 50 per cent of the vote.

Vision 2040 is an ambitious long-term plan to reinvent Brampton, and includes transformations such as model new neighbourhoods connected by an expanding transit network, new core loop, walking and cycling networks, communities designed to promote walking, and a new eco-park and sustainability built into everything.

There’s also a significant education infrastructure project that will bring a new Ryerson University campus, with Sheridan College as an academic partner, to downtown Brampton for 2022. Oh, along with thousands of students.

 

ORANGEVILLE

Orangeville

Incumbent: Jeremy Williams
Challenger(s): Sandy Brown, Darrin Davidson
What’s at stake: Been to Orangeville lately? It’s no longer a sleepy little pit-stop town as you drive north to Collingwood or Georgian Bay.

With new home and community development taking place, particularly in the west part of town, the biggest challenge Orangeville faces is urbanization. Williams wants to preserve the small town feel and welcome development, while avoiding becoming a discount housing destination for people moving north out of the Toronto area.

Brown, a local realtor, likely understands the issues, and wants to “arrest out of control spending.”  He says Orangeville residents pay the highest property taxes in the GTA.

 

OSHAWA

Oshawa

Incumbent: Current mayor of Oshawa John Henry has given up his seat to run as Durham’s regional chair
Challenger(s): Kenneth Carruthers, Dan Carter, Joe Ingino, Adam Kunz, Sara Lear, Rosaldo Russo, Bob Rutherford
What’s at stake: In short, continued growth in population and economic diversity, which drive housing demand. Oshawa’s population grew to 379,848 in 2016, according to the 2016 Census, up 6.6 per cent from 2011. This is second in the entire province only to Guelph – and even ahead of Toronto at 6.2 per cent.

Oshawa is expected to boast one of the fastest growing economies in the province this year, with growth of 2.6 per cent, according to the Conference Board of Canada. And this is down from 3.2 per cent in each of the last two years.

In terms of housing development, several builders are active in the area with lowrise homes. Homebuyers are liking the comparative bargains and the proximity to Toronto.

 

BARRIE

Barrie

Incumbent: Jeff Lehman
Challenger: Ram Faerber
What’s at stake: Lehman is seeking his third term, while local businessman Faerber is looking to unseat him.

Barrie ceased being a weekend destination years ago, and has become a favourite among real estate investors for its population growth and the job opportunities that come with a growing and increasingly diverse local economy.

However, as a smaller centre (population of 197,059,up 5.4 per cent from 2011), Barrie is sometimes subject to market swings. Median home prices slipped five per cent for the third quarter of 2018, from the same period last year, to $505,136. Some shorter-term good news, however, is that prices are up 0.4 per cent from the second quarter of this year.

Wayne Karl is Senior Digital Editor at Homes Publishing. wayne.karl@homesmag.com 

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