Volume 10 - Spring 2011

Live at The Gardens

West Coast Contemporary homes, a signature restaurant, grocery store and other amenities as well as a 12-acre natural garden. Site preparation is nearing completion as we get ready to start building the homes at The Gardens.

The Gardens Phase 1: 182 West Coast contemporary style homes on the site of the old Fantasy Garden World in Richmond. We’re just gearing up for a June 2011 launch when these homes will go on sale. And, we’re very excited about it – not only because of what The Gardens will be, but also because of the keen interest we’re seeing from folks who are interested in owning a home here.

We’re also excited to announce that we have chosen Rennie Marketing Systems – a well known real estate marketing firm – to handle the sales and marketing for The Gardens. We expect them to bring a lot of enthusiasm and expertise to the sales process as they assist our new home buyers.

The Gardens represents the way forward for urban development. And, it’s ironic that we humans come full circle from living in compact walkable communities with all of the amenities close by (formerly known as villages) to living in a modern take of the same thing. Some call it the “new urbanism”. Others call it sensible.

The Gardens will contain key elements essential to daily life. An established grocery store, a signature restaurant, pathways and green space as well as access to the rejuvenated12-acre natural garden that includes community garden plots. And, there will be additional commercial/retail for your convenience. With easy access to major transportation corridors, The Gardens is perfectly positioned for the next era of urban life.

One of the really great by-products of a village-like community is that you get to know your neighbours. You see them in the grocery store or planting in the community garden. You see them on the street or at the restaurant or perhaps a sidewalk café. This fosters a sense of community and belonging.

And, in keeping with that sense of community, we – Townline and our partner, TA Development One – have committed to restoring the old Coeverden Castle from the original Fantasy Garden World. But, we’re not just restoring it, we’re converting it to something more useful – a child care facility that can take care of 37 kids. In ecological terms, that’s called “upcycling” – taking something old and making it worth more than it was.

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