A year after the submission of their Site Plan Approval application to the Town of Oakville, the partnership of Ballantry Homes and Silwell Developments Ltd have been busy bringing the Villages of Oak Park project closer to realization. On May 13th, those efforts culminated in a grand opening event hosted at the project’s Oakville sales office, opening purchasing to the public for the first time since broker sales began earlier in the month. 

Concept rendering of the master-planned community, Villages of Oak Park, image courtesy of Ballantry Homes

The launch was focussed on sales for the project’s first phase of development, a 12-storey building designed by Kirkor Architects Planners, slated to deliver a total of 223 units in the emerging Uptown Core neighbourhood of Oakville. Hosting the event in an in-person capacity was part of Ballantry’s strategy to bring potential buyers to the site of the impending development and experience the mix of natural amenities and existing infrastructure like schools, shopping, and convenient transportation connections. 

According to their team, the project is enjoying a successful opening month of sales, demonstrating a keen interest from the public to invest in this particular part of Oakville, with the promise of urbanization quickly becoming a reality. 

Design for 12-storey Phase 1 building at Villages of Oak Park, image courtesy of Ballantry Homes

Beyond location, another one of the key features that has enticed buyers into investing in the first phase of the Villages of Oak Park is the development’s amenity program. The building recognizes that, in a post-pandemic world, there is more demand than ever for the home to offer more than simply a place to sleep; it’s a place to work as well, and more importantly, the foundation of a fulfilled life outside of work. 

Social lounge interior amenity space, image courtesy of Ballantry Homes

This attitude is reflected in the various amenity offerings, which include a variety of flexible workspaces, and a number of social spaces as well. Of course, the value of quality outdoor space is not overlooked, with a rooftop terrace adding an additional layer to the comprehensive selection of interior spaces. 

Rooftop terrace and lounge adds valuable outdoor space to amenity program, image courtesy of Ballantry Homes

Suites available for purchase range in size, with one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and two-bedroom + den layouts making up the 223 unit total. Each suite comes equipped with fibre internet connectivity as well as a number of smart home features, like keyless entry, that can be controlled through a mobile app.

Suites for sale include 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 2-bedroom+den layouts, image courtesy of Ballantry Homes

Now that the Villages of Oak Park’s first phase is on the cusp of its construction start, attention will soon shift to the subsequent phases of the master-planned community. Through several additional phases, the project will eventually transform the former agricultural site into a dense and urban mixed-use community, signalling the viability of large urbanization efforts in formerly rural communities across the GTA. 

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