Abbey Lane Towns: Contemporary upscale townhouses in Markham

June 7, 2017 Updated: June 7, 2017

Abbey Lane Towns are bringing contemporary townhouse living to Markham, one of the most desirable places to live in the Greater Toronto Area.

The 179 upscale townhouses by Poetry Living are near the hamlet of Victoria Square, north of Elgin Mills Road, west of the Woodbine Avenue bypass, and east of Highway 404. Locations just don’t get any better than this, surrounded by parks, services, and shopping, and close to transit and major highways.

Markham has a population of 350,000-plus residents and is one of Canada’s most diverse communities. About 115,000, or 38 percent, of its residents are Chinese. Markham is a thriving municipality with more than 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,100 high tech and life science companies, and has excellent medical facilities.

It has a wealth of cultural and recreational amenities, including a Group of Seven-inspired gallery, a museum, and a 500-seat theatre. The city has 203 parks, 151 kilometres of trails and extensive greenspace. Abbey Lane Towns are just minutes from the Markham Village Heritage Conservation District and charming Main Street Unionville, a Victorian-style village with bistros, pubs, and shops, and the site of popular annual festivals.

There are numerous shopping choices in the Abbey Lane Towns neighbourhood with popular fashion outlets, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment. Families will appreciate being close to excellent parks, schools, and sport facilities. Key amenities in the local area include Home Depot, Costco, Kelsey’s, the Richmond Green Sports Centre, Victoria Square Park, and the community centre.

Golfers can enjoy playing the links at the prestigious Angus Glen and York Downs Golf Clubs. And with GO Train service and highways 404, 407 and 7 so close, getting to downtown Toronto or to any part of the GTA or beyond is easy.

Rendering of Abbey Lane townhouses. (Courtesy of  Poetry Living )
Rendering of Abbey Lane townhouses. (Courtesy of Poetry Living )

The Abbey Lane Towns will be generously sized, starting from $1,299,990 in three and four bedroom plans ranging from 2,300 square feet to just over 3,200 square feet in size. The homes, designed by award-winning RN Design, include rear lane towns, street towns, and dual frontage townhouses, some with double garages. Most have rear-facing garages accessed from a laneway. The attractive, diverse streetscape will create a unique identity for the Abbey Lane neighbourhood.

While modern in design, with brick and smooth stone facades, the homes’ architecture complements the character and style of older homes in the area.

Rendering of Abbey Lane townhouses. (Courtesy of  Poetry Living )
Rendering of Abbey Lane townhouses. (Courtesy of Poetry Living )

The towns include quality features and finishes, including stylish kitchens with extended height cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel Blanco undermount sinks and premium Moen faucets. Bathrooms include mirrors over vanities and free-standing soaker tubs, per plan. Other appointments include oak staircases, 4 1/4-inch baseboards, 9, 10, and 11-foot ceilings, hardwood, ceramic tile, and quality broadloom flooring.

All homes will be equipped with an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) that supplies constant fresh air throughout the home and reduces air contaminants. A fully integrated smart home wiring system will provide state-of-the-art technology to accommodate home offices, computer local area networks, high-speed Internet and home entertainment.

Sales of the Abbey Lane Towns were launched in late May and are by appointment. There has been significant interest in the project from Chinese buyers. The community will appeal to a wide range of buyers from those moving up from smaller condos, to families, to downsizing buyers, and investors.

For more information or to register, visit www.poetryliving

Tracy Hanes is a GTA freelance writer specializing in real estate.