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Bradford West Gwillimbury and New Tecumseth ripe for growth

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Bradford West Gwillimbury and New Tecumseth ripe for growth

If you’ve ever driven north on Hwy. 400 heading towards cottage country, perhaps you stopped off, the outlet mall at Cookstown. On summer weekends, anyway, the area might not boast the lightest traffic, but head off the beaten trail and into surrounding communities such as Bradford and New Tecumseth, and you’ll find a lot more than a few bargains to keep you coming back.

Maybe even permanently.

Bradford West Gwillimbury

Indeed, Bradford, which in 1991 amalgamated with the former Townships of West Gwillimbury and Tecumseth to form the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, is beloved for its fertile lands and rich soil. Resplendent with lush farmland, including the Holland Marsh – “the carrot capital of Canada” – forests and rivers, this area is an agricultural hotbed in Ontario.

The Marsh, itself, comprises about 21,000 acres. Development in this area centres around sensitivity to such natural wonders.

With financial and social responsibility in mind, Bradford West Gwillimbury says its administration encourages public participation in the decision-making process for development, to make the area a desirable place to live, work and play.

And, it appears to be happening.

This area, believe it or not, is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Ontario of at least 5,000 residents. According to the 2016 Census, the population of Bradford West Gwillimbury grew 25.8 per cent to 35,325 from 28,077 in 2011 – good enough for 11th in the province.

New Tecumseth

Located in Simcoe County, New Tecumseth comprises the communities of Alliston, Tottenham and Beeton.

These three vibrant urban centres enjoy prosperous activity in agriculture, honey production, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing. Proximity to the 400 series highways and Hwy. 50 affords easy access to the GTA to the south and Kitchener-Waterloo to the west, among other areas, which is all conducive to business growth.

Given such prosperity, people are moving here to live and to do business. According to the town’s economic development office, 35 per cent of residents have moved here within the last five years. Housing development naturally follows, and several builders have projects underway here.

Location, location, location

Bradford West Gwillimbury
Population 35,325
78 kms north of Toronto

New Tecumseth
Population 34,242
87 kms north of Toronto

Select upcoming housing developments, Bradford West Gwillimbury

Dreamfields by CountryWide Homes, detached homes

Dreamfields by Aspen Ridge Homes, detached homes

• The Forest by National Homes, detached homes

Select upcoming housing developments, New Tecumseth

Willow Glen by Brookfield Residential, townhomes

Greenridge by Flato Group, detached homes and townhomes

Beeton Creek at West Country by FarSight Homes, detached homes




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Woodhaven in Aurora to open this spring

Brookfield Residential is excited to announce its plans to build a new master-planned community in Aurora. Woodhaven, located on Yonge Street just north of Bloomington Road, will feature a picturesque landscape of rolling hills and mature trees, creating a lush haven.

“Woodhaven is surrounded by green and the stunning natural landscape makes it all the more desirable,” said Marc Thibault, VP of sales and marketing for Brookfield Residential. “Homeowners will be impressed by the abundance of existing trees that have been preserved on the site so the feel of nature will be there from day one.”

Woodhaven will offer a priceless natural setting abounding that captures a lifestyle you have always aspired to, all while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of Aurora. With an amazing selection of shops, restaurants, schools, parks, conservation areas and the GO Transit station nearby, Woodhaven has all the benefits of urban living in a refined atmosphere. Commuters will appreciate Aurora’s close proximity to the city, with Toronto a mere 30 minutes away via Highways 404, 400 or by GO Transit.

Many of the homes in the first phase will back onto protected woodlots with an existing treeline providing an abundant natural surrounding and added privacy where desired. The community will have the benefit of quiet cul-de-sac living to enhance the tranquility of the surroundings. Woodhaven will feature a variety of upscale housing options for families in its first phase, including detached homes positioned on 30- to 50-foot homesites.

The homes will feature modern designed open spaces to maximize living space including gourmet kitchens, welcoming family rooms and luxurious ensuites. “We designed the plans with today’s homebuyers in mind ensuring open spaces with increased ceiling height and an abundance of windows and natural light flowing into the homes,” Thibault said.

“The homes are well appointed and we’ll continue to build on the principles that homeowners have come to expect from us – innovative designs, exceptional quality and superb customer service.”

Woodhaven is scheduled to open this spring. Registrants from the website will be provided with priority information and special offers/updates leading up to the opening and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.

Brookfield has built more than 25,000 homes in Ontario for over 60 years. Brookfield’s ongoing commitment to quality and customer service has earned the company several highly coveted industry recognitions including the J.D. Power and Associates Award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction and Ontario Builder of the Year from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and Tarion.

Brookfield currently has active communities in Alliston (Treetops), Aurora (The Arbors and Timberlane), Paris (Pinehurst), and Tottenham (Willow Glen).


Go online to register for priority information, special offers/updates and an invitation to the VIP Preview Opening.



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