Archive for October, 2017

1960 Dalmaggary Road “Baja”

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

What is “Baja”and where is Dalmaggary Road? Good questions. This is a new street on the map south off Fanshawe Park Road West and to the east of Hyde Park Road. The street name sounds Scottish.  “Baja” is an “Ironstone Homes” project. Not quite sure what “Baja” stands for. These are local fairly new builders on a mission to build and build. They recently finished out a giant townhouse rental project just to the east of this site.

London is not accustom to witnessing new condo sites on such a grand scale. It’s massive. Clusters of three, four, five, six and eight units built army style “row after row” of the nearly the same thing. Across the street is a parking lot for “The North London Plaza”. It’s a now busy part of town. Also new to the neighbourhood  is a “Mandarin ” restaurant and a new “McDonald’s”. There are 216 units in this new project surpassing the size of the recently sold out and still under construction “Tribeca” town homes project further to the south but not all that far away just over on Sarnia Road.

Twelve different model styles, three and four bedroom units built with a 2 storey, 3 storey or a multi-level design. Mostly all single car garages however a small number with double garages including all of those on the main driveway coming in. Current prices are $327,800 ish -$344,800 ish range. Their model home is open on weekends with some near term move in dates. Unit sizes will range from 1737 sq.ft. to 1802 sq.ft. in the BOCA and AZUL models with other model names of  LUNA and CABO.

All of this is like an instant city has sprung up in north-west London. Will this project sell out quickly?  All we can say is that another new townhouse project called “Fox Haven” a few blocks away on the other side of Fanshawe Road on Tokalia Trail has sold out (phase one that is) before a shovel ever touched the ground. More pictures to follow. This is a big project. Early sales activity will be brisk.

by Peter Daoust, Broker Remax Advantage Realty Ltd. Brokerage


“The Eight at Warbler”

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Westdel Bourne on the far west end of our city is “Sifton Homes” territory and new streets have just opened. Upperpoint Blvd., Upper West Ave. and Riverbend Road. All of this activity is to the west and south of an existing street know as “Warbler Woods Walk”.

Graystone Homes will soon be busy with “The Eight At Warbler”. This will be an eight unit condo site with 2,000 sq. ft. and up condos priced from the mid $700,000’s.  The curbs for this new project are now poured. ( Graystone is also busy starting on a project called “The Ridge at Byron” over on Wickerson Road further to the south).



If your out and about on the weekends check out this new area of town. The look of west Byron is now starting to change.

by Peter Daoust, Broker Remax Advantage Realty Ltd. Brokerage




Port Stanley and New Harbourside Condos

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

If you’re an architect or an urban planner you might cringe at the simplicity of this blog but if you’re a house builder in Kapuskasing or Timmins you might take interest in these pictures. This blog is about building new condo buildings only a few feet above the water’s edge.

The first set of pictures show the footings going in for a new four level condo/commercial building in the harbor of Port Stanley. It’s starting to happen now as the pictures are only less than a week old. We note that we are talking about a new project only a few feet above the harbor’s waterline. As a builder are you better able to understand how tricky such a design could be? Three commercial units and nine condos  with one bedroom units with a den starting at $515,000 (1330 sq. ft.) and 2 bedroom with a den (1470 sq, ft.) starting at $565,000. Presales have already happened. Imagine trying to get approvals on this.Over in the village of Port Dover something slightly more controversial recently was approved. Read more about it in past editions of the “Simcoe” .  The “Dover Wharf” will now be built on harborfront hazard land at risk of flooding and under the careful watch of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority. Back in 1985 a March storm put Harbor Street eight inches deep in water. Ice buildups often happen at the mouth of the river. “Dover Wharf” requires the current demolition of the historic Miser’s Fish Factory. This is the white cement building in the background of all four of these pictures. Forty eight condo units on four floors will be going in with a main floor level of parking . (The flood insurance issue going forward might be an interesting read). 

If you’re in the market for a harbor side condo both of these projects might be of interest to you! Cheer. Peter Daoust, Broker Remax Advantage Realty Ltd, Brokerage