As Toronto-dwellers reevaluate their (often tiny) living spaces in our COVID-19 era, and physical offices become a thing of the past, the appeal of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) smaller cities is stronger than ever.
A work-from-home lifestyle and collective craving for more living space – complete with a sizeable backyard – has indeed ignited an unmatched interest in the well-rounded Southern Ontario city of Burlington.
At a time when Toronto’s home prices have reached record highs, Burlington’s relatively affordable home prices (key word: relatively), means larger homes – read: spots with enough space for a home office – at more attainable prices.
With its abundance of nature, pristine lake views, and bustling culinary scene, Burlington shines in the work-life balance department. The city boasts the nature-packed Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail in its backyard, and crystal-blue Lake Ontario in its front yard. Burlington residents definitely don’t have to look too far for green space; the family-centric city features 115 breezy and well-maintained parks that cover a total of 580 hectares. This includes the picturesque Royal Botanical Gardens, which offers 2,700 acres of vibrant flowers of all varieties.
Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the dozens of golf courses housed in the Burlington region, while fitness-seekers have options on the gym and boutique fitness studio front. Meanwhile, those with a soft spot for wine will find the pristine Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region a short(ish) drive – or Uber splurge – away. Finally, with its tight-knit, family-focused neighbourhoods and quality schools, a strong sense of community is part of the equation of living in Burlington.
If it sounds idealistic, we don’t disagree.
With its award-winning restaurants, assortment of fashionable boutiques, vibrant festivals (in better times), and impressive arts scene, however, ‘idealistic’ doesn’t mean Burlington is a mundane cookie-cutter suburban bubble – far from it, in fact. Not to mention, the urban-accustomed set can rest assured knowing that Toronto’s sights, sounds, and tastes are just a 40-minute drive or GO train ride away. In fact, the city is home to three GO stations -- Burlington, Appleby, and Aldershot -- which double as VIA Rail stations for those travelling farther.
Burlington’s new housing developments reflect this growing demographic of former Torontonians, with their refined tastes and multi-faceted lifestyles. National Homes’ anticipated Tyandaga Heights on the Park (Tyandaga Heights) community, for example, allures in everything from its coveted location, to its abundance of amenities, and forward-thinking design elements that aptly reflect the times.
In short, Tyandaga Heights reflects the best of Burlington’s most desirable characteristics. Featuring a series of ravine semi-detached and townhouse offerings, the upcoming community sits just minutes from Burlington’s vibrant waterfront and within walking distance to schools, shopping, recreation, parks, and hiking trails. The peaceful Tyandaga golf course is right next-door.
In addition to Burlington’s green offerings, Tyandaga Heights residents will also have no shortage of outdoor space at home; each Tyandaga Heights home is complete with a private yard or a large, private terrace. The collection of 210 units features five different architectural styles, offering both two and three-storey designs, and up to five bedrooms. Each home boasts a private garage, open-concept layout, and even an increasingly important home office.
So, if your pandemic-ridden Toronto life is feeling less than balanced and you’re craving more than a simple change of scenery – rather, a complete lifestyle shift – Burlington has never looked better.
To find out more about Tyandaga Heights on the Park, and to register, clickhere.