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I hope that everyone has had an exciting Canada day! As always the fairgrounds were beautifully celebrating Canada this year. This event hosted many exciting activities, live music and entertainment, diverse food choices, arts and crafts and many fun activities for all ages. The finale to the day was, as always a spectacular show of fireworks at under the stars.
Did you know that we have a local Ontario Parks location just minutes away from us? Have you ever been? On Friday Jul 15th all operating Ontario parks are open as a free use day! Take a drive down to Bronte Creek Provincial Park and Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People!
There will be no charge for day use visitation during this one day only event. Parks all across Ontario will be offering events and activities that will help to encourage people to visit our parks and be active. There are many things to enjoy at Bronte Creek, there is a play barn, picnic shelters, and you won’t want to miss a swim in their 1.8 acre outdoor pool!! There are 5 great hiking trails, children’s farm and you will want to visit the Turn-of-the-century Spruce Lane Farm House. All of this can happen for free July 15th.
Something for everyone… and not to be missed. The 17th annual All Colours Show is now being presented at Country Heritage Park on from Friday July 15th until Sunday July 17th and is called the Summer Fair and Farm Expo. This event is one not to miss… who doesn’t love a fair?! There will be the all colors show, tractor and truck pulls, heavy horse pulls, classic cars, and a big focus on food and families. This event will highlight the importance of our farming history while putting a spotlight on innovation. There will even be a pedal pull for the kids, a full midway and a carnival. A great event to show your kids all about the country, farming and get them excited for the Milton Annual Fall Fair!
Like Ribs? Licking Your Fingers of the gooey sauce…well this year Milton’s Annual Ribfest is in July. Starting Friday July 15th until Sunday July 17th go on down to the Milton Fairgrounds and enjoy everything and anything about Ribs. There are many different vendors to choose from… more than you can even imagine. And don’t forget what goes better with ribs then a cold beer. There are many amazing sponsors to this event, ribs to vote on. There are many other activities around the grounds during this event as well.
Hope you stay cool this month, Happy July Everyone.
49 Garibaldi Drive Brampton
OPEN HOUSE Saturday July 9th & Sunday July 10th 2pm – 4pm
Amazing semi-detached home in desirable Fletcher’s Creek Brampton!
This home features 3 bedrooms, spacious master with full ensuite and walk in closet, main floor hardwood, neutral tasteful decor, large eat-in kitchen, a beautifully finished basement, large fully fenced yard with patio and an oversized driveway which will accommodate 4 cars!
Steps to Fletcher’s Meadows Plaza,Mount Pleasant GO Station, shopping, restaurants, Starbucks, doctors offices, daycare, grocery stores, transits, Worthington Public School, Fletcher’s Meadows Secondary School, Mount Pleasant Community Centre & Village Library!
A quick drive to the 410 & 407.
Please contact me for more information.
374 Bell Street – $519,900
SOLD For 108% of ASKING PRICE!!
Charming 3 bedroom bungalow located on Bell Street in desirable Bronte Meadows! This home is situated on a large unspoiled lot and offers a recently renovated kitchen, as well as many other upgrades including, newer windows, roof, furnace, AC, water softener, breaker panel and new weeping tile and foundation waterproofing on the North and West sides of the property. Huge driveway with lots of parking. Lovely front patio to enjoy warm summer nights! Don’t miss out, this is a great opportunity to get into this lovely neighbourhood!
Walk to Milton District High School, John Tonelli Sports Centre, Recently Renovated Bronte Meadows Park, Milton Fair Grounds, LaRose Bakery Plaza, Transit, Walking Trails & More! Close to Shopping, Medical Centre, Hospital, Go Station and 401
Please call or email for details email@example.com or 416-417-3175. If you are working with an agent please have them contact me and I will add them to the VIP list. Schools Servicing Bronte Meadows
Follow this link to book a private viewing or to get MORE INFORMATION
The elementary schools servicing the area are older schools and have smaller populations than the newer schools in Milton. Families are attracted to the small community feel of these schools.
JM Deynes – JK – G5
Sam Sherrett – G6-G8
Milton District High School – G9-G12
WI Dick Middle School – G6-G8
Milton District High School – G9-G12
Catholic french immersion is available – Please contact the HDCSB
27 Hood Crescent Brampton
SOLD for 116% of Asking Price!!!
Don’t miss this perfect family home, located in desirable Fletcher’s West in Brampton Ontario. This detached home has a fantastic spacious floor plan, in-law suite with separate entrance and is perfect for a growing family! The house has been upgraded with a new 50 year roof in 2011, new windows in 2008, new A/C unit in 2010 and a new garage door in 2015. Walking distance to St Monica Elementary School and St Augustine Secondary School. Walk to parks, grocery stores, walk-in clinics, pharmacy, Starbucks, places of worship and much more! Conveniently located close to the 407, Transit, Mississauga and much more!
JK – G8 St Monica Elementary School
G9 – G12 St Augustine SS
Contact the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board for details about french programs.
JK – G5 Queen Street PS
G6 – G8 Sir William Gage PS
G9 – G12 Brampton Centennial SS
Public French Immersion
G1 – G4 Ridgeview PS
G5 – G5 Copeland PS
G6 – G8 Sir William Gage PS
G9 – G10 Brampton Centennial SS
G11 – G12 David Suzuki SS
Well, we are 3 months into 2016… can you believe it? Crazy how time passes by so fast when we are having so much fun!!. We hope that you have kept yourselves entertained since the Christmas holidays have passed, and keeping busy with all the fun local events that have occurred since January. February was a month filled with Valentine’s Day warming our hearts, and a family day filled with events.
Some signs that spring is on its way are finally here. Starting this Sunday the Maple Syrup festival begins! Fresh Ontario maple syrup begins flowing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. The maple syrup festivities are open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every weekend in March and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily through March Break. Enjoy a guided tour of the Maple Lane, where 1890s costumed interpreters demonstrate how to tap maple trees, make maple syrup and maple sugar. View artifacts in the maple museum or tour the 100-year-old Spruce Lane Farmhouse – a sight everyone needs to see! Be sure to browse through all of the delicious maple products and souvenirs available in the Maple Gift Shoppe and pick up a bottle of syrup to take home for those pancakes you will be craving as well as any maple baking you have planned… my lists are endless! Hop on a wagon that will take you to a heated pancake house where you can enjoy fresh, hot pancakes with pure maple syrup and sausages, served up throughout the festival hours. There are many different events within this festival as well. Don’t forget to check out the Sweet Water Season at Crawford Lake – Visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration!! Something that cannot be missed. Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff will demonstrate how to make taffy on snow – at least this is one good use for all that white stuff hanging around. Visit and explore the Mountsberg Sugar Bush to see historical and modern methods of tapping, collecting and boiling sap to make delicious syrup. Take in a maple candy making session, travel on a horse-drawn ride through the bush to learn about this special forest and how it is cared for. Finish off your visit with a stop at the Pancake Pavilion for a plate of mouth-watering flap jacks covered in pure maple syrup. A real Canadian tradition – and well, something delicious you could feast not only your eyes but your belly on! You shouldn’t miss this at all. An event for the whole family to enjoy.
Tuesday, March 8th , 2015 marks the start of registration for spring/summer programming for fitness and general interest with the Town of Milton. Internet and phone registration for Town of Milton spring/summer fitness and general interest programming kicks off at 6:00 am – make sure you set those alarms as I have heard that certain programs do fill up quickly. Walk-in registration also starts at 9:00 am at the Milton Leisure Centre (Main Street), Milton Sports Centre (Derry Road), and Milton Seniors’ Activity Centre. Additional information is available in the Town of Milton Community Services Guide, online at www.milton.ca and at all Town facilities. The costs vary by program but there is something out there for everyone! Did you know that the town of Milton actually does have some DROP IN events for children available… as a Stay-At-Home mom I was happy to see so many programs available throughout the week that I can just drop in to.. no need to register, and even better, when we are having a slow morning or little ones are sick – you can just pick a different day that week to go or skip the week altogether.. Thomas and I plan on trying a few of these out over the next few months.
Looking for things to do this March Break? Stay active over the March Break at one of the many town facilities. There are many additional programs running throughout the week – things for children of all ages. For a full schedule of all drop-in programs be sure to check out the website (http://www.milton.ca/en/play/resources/Drop-in-march-break-2016.pdf) There are also some free skate nights at the arenas in Milton on Saturday March 19th and Sunday March 20th, a great way to get some exercise in and enjoy time with our family and friends.
Leprechauns, Celtic Music, and green beer! Who doesn’t like to pretend we are all Irish for a day, wear green, drink green beer and enjoy an evening out with friends. There are a few local places that can help bring out the Irish in anyone!
Ned Devines provides the sincerest of welcomes, an unsurpassed pint of Guinness, plus a varied selection of traditional Irish cuisine and pub fare will ensure that a “mighty” time will be had by all. Did you know they even host trivia nights on Mondays – and when thinking spring – there is nothing better than their rooftop patio for a pint, watching the sunset and some good ol’ Irish grub – and if you venture on a Saturday – there is usually some great live (AND LOCAL) music/bands to be had.
Another great Irish Bar that always comes to mind is The Ivy Arms – Where People come to meet. They are a laid-back; customer oriented Irish-Style watering hole with a street side patio, plus delicious food featuring live music and karaoke nights.
Make sure no matter where you will be drinking a Green Pint – that you are wearing that green shirt so you don’t get pinched – as well as have a ride home from a fabulous friend who is being your DD for the night or that you are calling one of Milton’s fine cab companies for your ride home that evening. Have some fun, but please always play safe. If staying home with children is what you will be doing – here are some of my family’s favorites for celebrating… Green Velvet Cupcakes for dessert, maybe green milk, my dad would even make us shamrock pancakes!
Also – for all the Moms out there… Famiizuu Milton is hosting its Spring Mom-To-Mom Sale on Saturday, March 19th from 8:30 -11:30am at Wee Ones Childcare Academy. It’s a sale all Milton Moms wait for – an opportunity where moms sell their gently used kid items at a great price, and where other moms get to re-stock their children’s closets and toy chests without breaking the bank! There are even goody bags to the first 100 people through the door. Admission is $2 for non-Momstown members and only $1 for members. It is a cash only event, and come prepared as line ups to get in and the best deals are always a bonus for arriving early… the early bird gets the worm as they say.
Who doesn’t enjoy EVERY SINGLE Downtown Milton event? Well if you are anything like me you won’t be missing the Downtown Milton Easter Egg Hunt happening on Saturday, March 27th. Come and celebrate spring in downtown Milton by hunting for Easter treats at local participating businesses. Start your searching escapades at Mill Pond and “Hop” around Downtown while discovering the unique collection of shops, services and wonderful places to eat. Be sure to bring your own Easter Basket and Bunny ears. A free event for everyone!
Easter Festival activities begin on Good Friday March 25, Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27 from 10am-4pm. Experience the magic of Easter with activities the whole family will enjoy at the one and only Springridge Farm. Admission to Easter Festival is $12 per person from ages 2-92, and includes: Egg Hunt with the Bunny, Eggcellent Easter Professional Puppet Show, Bunny Face Painting, Bunny Ears to Wear, Baby Animals, Wagon Rides, Fun Farm Yard featuring giant tube slides, animal barn, sandbox, Escarpment lookout, singing chicken show, goat mountain & so much more! Forget old man winter the minute you step inside the 19th century barn with a fresh selection of gourmet foods, baked goods, giftware and garden décor for springtime! Don’t forget that they always expect Good Friday to be extremely busy and recommend planning your visit for the Saturday or Sunday. For more information please visit www.springridgefarm.com or call 905-878-4908/e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever you are doing for the Month of March I would like to pass this Irish Blessing onto you all:
May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow,
and may troubles avoid you where you go.
May your pockets be heavy, and your heart be light,
and may goodluck pursue you each morning and night.
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more,
and nothing but happiness come through your door.
Cheers & Happy Easter!
This is by far my favourite Conservation Halton programs of the year!
The sounds of Irish folk music, the smell of camp fires burning and of course the delicious maple syrup!! BETTER THAN CHRISTMAS!! So dig out your best Canadiana gear and head over to Mountsberg for a quintessentially CANADIAN experience!!
The Maple Syrup festivals in Milton Ontario, kick off this weekend and continue until April 3rd! Be sure to check out Maple Town at Mountsberg Conservation Area & The Sweet Water Festival at Crawford Lake!
Crawford lake has introduced A Exclusive Taste of Maple event on Sun Feb 28th. I am having trouble with the link, but I’m sure that you can call to register. http://www.conservationhalton.ca/events
414 Patterson Drive – Milton
SOLD For 101% of Asking Price
Gorgeous and spotless Mattamy Bryant model located on a quiet street in popular Clarke neighbourhood!
This home has a desirable open concept floor plan, hardwood floors throughout, finished basement wired for surround sound. The second floor bathroom has been beautifully renovated and features a clean modern look, his and hers sinks and Torlys cork flooring!The roof was replaced in 2014.
Please call or email for more details email@example.com or 416-417-3175. If you are working with an agent please have them contact me and I will add them to the VIP list.
2 minutes to the 401 and 6 minutes to the GO Station. Clarke is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Milton because it is conveniently located on the far East side of town and is very close to the 401, 407, Go Station and Mississauga! Residents enjoy the many playgrounds, splash pad, sports fields and the off-lease dog park (check out the Facebook page!) located in the area! Enjoy convenient shopping, restaurants, cafes and much more! A short drive to Toronto Premium Outlets and Mississauga.
Considering a move? Check out what these beautiful Milton neighbourhoods have to offer. Remember, the neighbourhood you buy in is just as important as the home you buy!
Welcome to 27 Pritchard Road in beautiful Brampton Ontario Canada! This lovely home is BRAND NEW, is bright and offers a gorgeous and spacious open concept floor plan.
Enjoy modern decor and attractive upgrades throughout. The home offers Dark flooring, wood staircase, espresso cabinetry, quartz counters, california shutters, 9′ ceilings on 1st and 2nd level, 2nd floor laundry, interior garage access, central vac and enough room in the driveway for two cars!
The large master suite includes a luxurious en-suite bathroom with a large soaker tub and stand up shower. There will be plenty of room for everyone wears as this master also offers his and hers closets (or hers and hers…there are lots of other closets available in other rooms ;)).
Short drive to the Mount Pleasant GO Station and convenient access to hwy 410. This community is tucked away in north west Brampton, close to Caledon and is a very desirable area.
This house suits a busy professional who loves to live in luxury!
Credit check, job letters and references will be requested. No pets or smoking please.
The Toronto Real Estate Board, reported some incredible numbers for November 2015. Sales were reported to be up 14% compared to November 2014. These figures set a record for the best results on record for the month of November! Year to date, 96,401 homes have been sold in the GTA, setting a new calendar record for home sales in the TREB market. The MLS Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark Price was up by 10.3% year over year in November.
TREB reported that 161 homes were sold in Milton Ontario in November 2015 (90 Detached, 13 Semi-Detached, 46 Townhomes, 4 Condo Town’s, 7 Condo Apartments & 1 Link Homes) with an average price of $560,416 and sold in an average of 20 days. Milton showed the lowest average days on the market compared to Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills once again this month! TREB’s Home Price Index reports a composite price increase of approximately 9.58% year over year.
Check out Jason Mercer- Director, Market Analysis with the Toronto Real Estate Board discussing the Market Watch Report for November 2015 Below.