The best part about the winter holidays is getting to spend them with family. It’s one of those rare times during the year when everyone is off and available at the same time. While it’s truly a magical time of year, it can be slightly stressful as well. Coming up with different ways to entertain the whole family isn’t always easy. Thankfully, there’s a ton going on in and around our communities to keep you and your family busy and entertained while you’re off for the break. Here’s what to check out in Brampton, Whitby, and the GTA while your kids are off.
2017 has been a memorable year for the Paradise Developments team. From renovations at our new office, to all our new communities, it’s been an exciting year. Most recently, our High Point community in Brampton had a huge release, as did our much-anticipated Whitby Meadows – the largest choice of new homes ever introduced in one community. Upper Mount Pleasant in Brampton, as well as Impressions in Kleinburg have been progressing as well. Here’s a little update to see where we’re at with these communities as 2017 wraps up.
The best thing about our Whitby Meadows community is that you have a choice. A choice in builder, a choice in home, and a choice in lifestyle. If you choose a Paradise Home there are even more great things to choose from. From finishes to design, you get to decide how you want your dream home to be built. One of the biggest choices you’ll make is whether you want a classic or a contemporary home. Both are stunning in their own right, but which speaks to your aesthetic, lifestyle, and perspective more? We’ll help explain the difference to make your decision a little easier.
When you think of Whitby, you think of small town charm. While there is no lack of charm in this lovely community, that doesn’t mean Whitby is sleepy. If anything, it’s the opposite! The population has been on the rise, with a 5.2% change reported between 2011 and 2016. Being a 30 minute drive from Toronto definitely has its benefits. On one hand you’re just a short ride away from a bustling city centre, but on the other, you’re just far enough away to enjoy the peace, quiet, and sense of neighbourhood that only a close knit community like Whitby can provide. It’s this community that makes Whitby such a great place to live. We spoke to some of Whitby’s most beloved small businesses and asked them what it is that they <3 about Whitby. Here’s what they had to say:
Nothing holds your hand, drags you to the shower and says “it’s time to roll out of bed and conquer today” like an encouraging mug of hot coffee – or iced coffee, if you’re into that. Luckily for us, Brampton feels the same way about caffeinated beverages, and proof of that lies in the fact that our city has so many cafe options to choose from! Here are ten places that will give you that zing you’re looking for!
In terms of creating a work life balance, we all set out with the best intentions. You plan to separate the two, leaving your work at the office and saving the home for family life. But as we all know too well, this isn’t always practical. Sometimes you may have some extra work that followed you home, or perhaps you’re blessed with work from home days! In these situations, the last thing you want to do is set up a temporary and uncomfortable work space in your dining room. You need an actual space where you can sit down, roll up your sleeves, and get that work out of the way. You need a home office! Here’s some inspiration to help you on your way to designing your very own dream home office.
The excitement is building! There’s so much to love for the GTA and Whitby is one of those places. This gem shouldn’t be overlooked, it’s got a lot going for it. From green space to community events, it’s a great place to live and raise a family. This is why we’re thrilled to be a part of Whitby Meadows, a community that’s going to bring new life to the area near Coronation Road and Rossland Road.
But first, let us indulge you in some of the details that make Whitby the charming town you’ll want to call home. This is Whitby by the numbers:
The holidays are wonderful for a myriad of reasons. Many are lucky enough to take time off from work to spend time with friends and family at home, while others pack their bags and jet off to a warm beach for their break. It’s during this time of year that we think back on all the things we’re lucky to have in our lives, and more importantly, those who may not be as lucky. While the holiday season is certainly about celebrations, it’s more so about giving, whether it’s giving gifts to your loved ones, or giving back to the community. This is something we at Paradise Developments take joy in doing every holiday season.
While there are definitely some skeptics out there, many of us spend the entire year looking forward to the holiday season. The parties, the food, the friends, and the family are enough to get people excited for Christmas. What really gets people into the festive mood? Decorations! It’s hard to not get all those warm and fuzzy feelings when you walk into a space adorned with festive vibes. While we love the traditional holiday looks, it’s fun to throw in some unique pops of festive fun here and there. Take a look through some of these beautifully designed holiday home moments and pick and choose what you want to add to your own home.
It seems like the holidays sneak up on us year after year. Despite this pattern, each year December hits and some of us are caught completely off guard. We always promise to be better prepared the next year, but these promises never seem to stick. We’re going to help you out this year though. Rather than having the holidays arrive and not being ready, we’ve made a list of all the things you can stock up on beforehand, so you’re ready for everything that comes your way.
There’s no busier time than the holiday season. Not only are things wrapping up at work, but you’re also trying to plan your own holiday events, as well as attend as many others as you can! It’s a great time of year to touch base with your family, friends, co-workers, and community. Thankfully there’s always lots going on in the month of December to keep you (and those you’re inviting) busy and entertained. Our communities in Brampton and Whitby are bustling any time of year, but their calendars are particularly full this December. Take a look through at everything you should be adding to your own calendar this month!
It seems like only yesterday the first tree in the neighbourhood turned bright orange, but with the temperatures steadily getting chillier and the white stuff having made an appearance already, it’s time we face facts – fall is ending. For many, fall is their favourite season, even trumping their love for the summer months. With pumpkin spiced lattes, beautiful autumnal colours, and crisp weather being plentiful, fall makes for the perfect backdrop for any photo and a great excuse to spend some time outdoors. We perused Instagram to see how fall in Brampton, Whitby, and Kleinburg looked through your eyes. Here are some of the highlights from Heber Down and Lynde Shores conservation area in Whitby, Heart Lake and Claireville conservation area in Brampton, and Kleinburg.