by | May 1, 2012

In Markham, a brand new exciting urban centre is coming to life. Downtown Markham is situated between highways 7 and 407 adjacent to Warden Avenue, and is home to retail stores, businesses, civic offices, cultural and entertainment venues, recreation facilities, residences and open spaces, all within walking distance of each other. The Remington Group is overseeing the development, construction and financing of this community, which was named “Best Places to Grow Community of the Year – High-Rise” at the recent Building and Industry Land Development Association (BILD)’s 32nd annual awards ceremony.

This award honours the community development that best represents the goals of Ontario’s Places to Grow legislation, including Smart Growth through intensification. Among the criteria considered by the judges were environmental preservation, innovative site planning and architectural features, street lighting, recreational amenities, open spaces and landscaping. Downtown Markham certainly shines on all those counts. Downtown Markham is North America’s largest mixed-use urban development. Eventually, this community will house 10,000 residents and will provide employment for 16,000. This model urban centre is framed by the natural beauty of the Rouge River. Talk about a place where you can live, work and play!

Rudy Bratty, Chairman and CEO of The Remington Group Inc., had been an enthusiastic proponent of Downtown Markham since the beginning. Congratulations to Mr. Bratty and The Remington Group for spearheading the metamorphosis of this incredible area!