Welcome to Creemore!

 

Welcome to the vibrant village of Creemore, Ontario. Creemore’s name and town origins have strong Irish roots—the name is derived from the Irish “croi mor,” which means “big heart” and it was the village’s founder, Irish entrepreneur Edward Webster who coined the name in the year 1845. The village is nestled in the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, surrounded by rolling hills and eye-popping vistas unique to Clearview Township. Smiling neighbours and friendly shopkeepers and restauranteurs welcome you to the community, waiting to share their passions with visitors and locals alike. These are just some of the reasons MDM chose Creemore to be the site of their next condominium development, the Brix.

The Brix is the latest in a long line of excellent communities by MDM Developments. Not only located right on the downtown strip of Creemore, the Brix will also be home to many wonderful amenities and built-in suite features for homeowners to truly experience carefree living. If you’re considering the move, keep reading to discover some of what Creemore has to offer.

Eateries

Chez Michel

A Creemore staple, Chez Michel has been serving Clearview for many years with sumptuous dishes and exceptional culinary experiences. Located right on the main downtown strip in one of the oldest buildings in town, Chez Michel embodies classic French cuisine, creating memorable dishes paired with an extensive wine selection. Whether you order the Cauliflower Gratin or the Boeuf Bourguignon you’re sure to experience a meal of the highest caliber.

Quince Bistro

Enjoy a meal to remember at Quince Bistro! This family run restaurant specializes in handmade, homemade dishes with local and seasonal ingredients. We highly recommend the Wednesday special: schnitzel, fries, and coleslaw with a can of Creemore Springs Premium Lager (which pairs great with schnitzel)—you’re sure to get a taste of the best of Creemore!

Shops

Creemore 100 Mile Store

The Creemore 100 Mile Store is so devoted to helping local retailers that they put their ethos right in their name. The 100 Mile Store is full of carefully curated items from producers within 100 miles. Enjoy local honey, maple syrup, artisanal housewares, one-of-a-kind gifts and more when you visit.

Miller Island

Find the perfect piece for your patio, dining room, mantle and everywhere in between at Miller Island, an eclectic shop with unique restored pieces sure to intrigue. Full of fabulous finds, Miller Island is constantly adding new items to their inventory so you can always find what you’re looking for, from a beachy rattan basket to a cozy reading bench and so much more.

Experiences

Creemore Springs Brewery

Creemore Springs Brewery is a source of much local pride. In 1987 John Wiggins, two friends, one master brewer and the whole town of Creemore came together to create much more than a beer. As the brewery grew, Creemore grew around it, both quickly gaining a reputation as hidden gems, one for its exceptional brew and the other for it’s vibrant and unique culture. Each year the brewery’s Copper Kettle festival attracts thousands, closing the entire main street with activities and antique automobile displays, bands, farm animals and many other attractions for everyone young and old.

Fire brewed in a traditional copper kettle, the team at Creemore Springs has developed several beers connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike will enjoy. Stop by the brewery and pick up and of their brews, including their signature Premium Lager, Boundless IPA, Lot 9 Pilsner, or a seasonal brew like the Kölsch. Any Creemore Springs beer can be paired with your favourite meal—check out Creemore’s expert pairing guide to take any dish to another level.

Creemore Hills Winery

With a strong desire to bring the beauty and science of winemaking to Creemore, Creemore Hills Winery is an amazing spot to visit for any budding sommeliers. Over the past 14 years the team at the winery has created many different varieties of wine with the love and passion you can only find in Creemore. Stop by for a tour and purchase your own bottle in the summer when the grounds are open!

Purple Hill Lavender

Located just south of the village of Creemore are the iconic lavender fields of Purple Hill Lavender Farm, a small, family-owned lavender farm in the hills of Creemore. Take the day and visit the grounds for a scenic, fragrant walk through the relaxing lavender fields—and be sure to stop by the boutique full of lavender-based products to bring home some magic of the day.

Events

While Creemore is known for its amazing businesses, this lively town also plays host to many different events, big and small, year-round. Farmers markets, concerts, festivals, even group hikes and scenic tours can all be found in this amazing town, helping foster community and create lifelong memories. The downtown is a busy place on weekends attracting thousands of custom car rallies and motorcyclists during the summer and avid snowmobilers driving the main streets in the winter. Experience all that Creemore has to offer when you make the move to the Brix!

To learn more about our upcoming community located in the heart of Creemore, visit www.thebrixcondos.com to register. You won’t want to miss your opportunity to own a suite in downtown Creemore!

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Dream in Condo

 
The search: 52-year-old Chatham, Ont., resident Shari
Blackburn has always had a connection with the out- doors. She spent her
childhood swimming on Lake Erie, and as a single mom, she passed her love of
nature to her son, Tim. She’d take him kayaking and hiking, but it was after
she began renting a friend’s cottage in Bracebridge, Ont., that they both
developed a fondness for Muskoka. “It was so beautiful and peaceful,” says
Shari. “I dreamt of buying a cottage there by the time I was 50.” Whenever she
made the five-hour drive up from Chatham, Shari would check out local
listings. While the aver- age Muskoka cottage sells for approxi- mately
$1,000,000, her budget was $350,000. Shari works as an HR man- ager at Barry
Callebaut, a chocolate manufacturer, but she still had a mort- gage on her
home and was helping with Tim’s university tuition. “All I really wanted was
something I could call my own, with a roof that didn’t leak,” says Shari, with
a laugh.

 

The compromise: After turning 50 in 2018, she’d given up on
her dream. Priced out of Muskoka, Shari considered expanding her search to
cottages in the Kawarthas or closer to home, “but none of them came close to
matching the Muskoka landscape,” says Shari, “so I decided to get a condo
within my budget.” In September 2019, she viewed a two-storey one-bedroom
loft-style 862-sq. ft. condo at Muskoka Bay Resort, just outside of
Gravenhurst, Ont. The place was adjacent to hiking trails and was only a
15-minute walk from the wharf in downtown Gravenhurst. Better yet, it was
listed for $344,900. The following month, she pulled approx- imately $100,000
in equity from her house to buy the condo for $330,000. Condo owners are
required to sign up for a resort membership that costs about $3,000 annually,
but includes access to a gym, steam room, and several pools. Shari pays $208
in monthly fees to the resort, which covers exterior mainte- nance. “When you
arrive there and that work is all done for you, it’s amazing.”

 

The silver lining: To help residents offset costs, the
resort offers a rental program. In exchange for 40 per cent of the earnings
and a small cleaning fee, the resort lists Shari’s condo when she isn’t using
it. All she has to do is schedule dates for when she’ll be at the condo. In
October alone, she made approximately $2,000 in profits. Nowadays, Shari is up
at least once a month, and Tim, now 30, joins her occasionally. “Maybe I’ll
sell the condo or maybe I’ll retire here, who knows,” says Shari. “For now,
I’m just looking forward to the next getaway.” – Ali Amad

“This article was originally published in the May 2021 issue of Cottage Life.” with a hyperlink to their website cottagelife.com

The Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Condo

Feature Photo: Our Patterson Park community in Beeton, Ontario.

Condos are becoming increasingly more popular and it’s no wonder—whether you want to buy your first home or downsize and enjoy low-maintenance living, owning a condo may be just the right fit for your lifestyle. A truly versatile option, condos offer homeowners many features besides their well-appointed suites.

Amenities Galore

Often condos come with their own amenities for residents to enjoy. Fenelon Lakes Club, for example, includes an outdoor pool and living space, two tennis and pickleball courts, a fitness studio, day dock access for homeowners along Cameron Lake, a games room and lounge and more. Many condos also offer a bookable party room with various features to conveniently host any larger celebrations you may want to have.

Location, Location, Location

Condos are often located in central areas offering a lot of opportunities to explore your new hometown outside your building. Our upcoming community, The Brix, is in charming and historic downtown Creemore, full of fantastic eateries, shops, and experiences to keep you busy for years to come.

 

Community Life

Living in a condominium means you can meet and get to know some fascinating people and create a unique community that is unmatched when living in a subdivision. Enjoy shared amenities spaces or even share a quick conversation while grabbing the mail—many condo complexes even host barbeques and parties where you’re sure to create lifelong bonds and memories.

The Views

Living in condos of any height offers homeowners the opportunity to enjoy a bird’s eye view of their neighbourhood—or the beautiful and rare surrounding greenspace. Pictured is the fabulous view that will be enjoyed by homeowners at Fenelon Lakes Club. Situated on the shores of Cameron Lake, homeowners can wake up every day to a view of the lake before spending the day taking advantage of all the wonderful benefits of lakeside living.

Affordability

In some cases, condos can be a more affordable option than a traditional house. Condos are typically more affordable than houses because they don’t require the same kind of upkeep and are often economical in price in comparison. Typically located in central areas, this type of housing typically allows for easier access to public transit and local businesses, also saving time and transportation costs.

 

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Exploring Fenelon Falls in Spring

Welcome to Fenelon Falls, the Jewel of the Kawarthas. Town meets country in this beautiful village; full of excellent shops, restaurants, parks and more, there’s always something to eat, experience, or explore! To show our appreciation for this town, we’re featuring some of our favourite spots in Fenelon Falls, home to two MDM communities, Fenelon Lakes Club and Lock 34 Condominiums. 

 

photo of a speed boat on Cameron Lake in the Kawarthas.
Photo by R. K.

Garnet Graham Beach Park  

 Walk the Victoria Rail trail, relax on the beach, or play at the splash pad—there’s always something fun going on at Garnet Graham Beach ParkLocated less than 20minute walk from Fenelon Lakes Club so you can enjoy the beach any day of the week!  

 

Photo of the dock at The Place on Cameron

That Place on Cameron  

Bountiful breakfastsa beautiful patio—what more could you ask for? That Place on Cameron delivers everything you could want from a local eatery, including a courteous staff, a warm atmosphere, and amazing portion sizes.  

 

Photo of the exterior of Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. in Fenelon Falls Ontario
Photo by John C.

Fenelon Falls Brewing Co.  

Whether you’re interested in bottles to go or enjoying a draft on the patio, Fenelon Falls Brewing Co. is your number one destination for getting a taste of everything that makes Fenelon Falls great.  

 

image of the exterior of the Station Gallery in Fenelon Falls Ontario.
Photo by Bill Z.

Station Gallery of Fenelon Falls  

If you’re visiting Fenelon Falls and looking to absorb some culture, take a stroll to Station GalleryFeaturing local artists and located in the 200-year-old Fenelon Falls Train Station building, you’re sure to find a piece that speaks to you. 

 

image of clothes racks at the Butterfly Boutique in Fenelon Falls Ontario.

Butterfly Boutique 

Whether looking for the ideal gift or a unique outfit in the name of #retailtherapy, whatever outfit you curate from the Butterfly Boutique will be fashionable, high-quality, and just what you’re looking for.  

 

Image of an interesting corner at Grr8 Finds Market in Fenelon Falls Ontario.
Photo by Markus H.

Grr8 Finds Markets  

Antiques of all kinds find themselves collecting at Grr8 Finds Market, known far and wide for its diverse selection of jewellery, vinyl, furniture, books and more! Be prepared to get lost for an afternoon in the universe that is Grr8 Finds 

 

Fenelon Falls is the perfect balance of town and country, with ample amenities engulfed in glorious natural wonders, including Cameron Lake. Fenelon Lakes Club is a comfortable walking distance from town while being mere steps from the lake—and full of countless all-inclusive amenities that make this community feel more like a resort. Enjoy convenient access to the Jewel of the Kawarthas and benefits galore when you make the choice to buy at Fenelon Lakes Club.  

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Live the All-Inclusive Life at Fenelon Lakes Club

If you’re looking for resort-style living in the heart of the Kawarthas, look no further than our community, Fenelon Lakes Club in Fenelon Falls! This month we’re hosting our Buyer Information session for the Balsam and the Kawartha Collection, our latest release of condominiums and townhomes at Fenelon Lakes Club, our exclusive community with luxurious hotel-inspired amenities. We wanted to introduce you to our community and express some of the many reasons you should consider a move.

 

Kayakers enjoy the clear waters of Cameron Lake.

Trails, Waterways, and Golf, Oh My!

Fenelon Lakes Club is located in wonderful Fenelon Falls, your outdoor adventure destination! Not only home to the annual Canadian Snowshoe Races and fantastic golf courses like Byrnell Golf & Country Club, Fenelon Falls is on 355 feet of waterfront with western exposure on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Bird-watch as you paddle the connected creeks up the quiet Burnt River, or enjoy an afternoon exploring the Trent-Severn Waterway, which connects you to everything from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Whether you love to walk, bike or hike, there’s something for every kind of nature lover when living at Fenelon Lakes Club.

 

A photo of some of the colourful shops of downtown Fenelon Falls.

Shops, Culture & Entertainment

Fenelon Lakes Club is minutes from the charming downtown of Fenelon Falls, home to so many wonderful shops, restaurants, bars, and more. Enjoy cultural landmarks like the Grove Theater and recreational hubs like Sturgeon Point Golf Club and Driving Range. We can’t wait to guide you through more of downtown Fenelon Falls in a future blog!

 

An artist's rendition of our Fenelon Lakes Club community. 
An artist’s rendition of our Fenelon Lakes Club community.

Resort-style Amenities

With lifestyle enriched amenities including an outdoor pool and lounge, a tennis court, lakefront docks, a fitness studio, a games room, and a resident’s lounge all resting on the shores of Cameron Lake, Fenelon Lakes Club brings luxury, style and resort-living to the Kawarthas. Cool off in the heat of summer at the outdoor pool and entertaining space, maintain your exercise routine at the fitness studio, challenge your friends to a round of billiards in the games room or relax fireside in the lounge. Bring the excitement of vacation living home with you every day and create your own vibrant lifestyle.

 

Artist's rendition of one of the bedrooms at Fenelon Lakes Club.
Artist’s rendition of the principal bedroom at the Balsam in Fenelon Lakes Club.

Inspired Interiors

Enjoy a warm drink on your private balcony in the morning, create a culinary delicacy in your open-concept kitchen at lunch, take a relaxing bath in your soaker tub in the evening. Fenelon Lakes Club comes with all the luxurious features and finishes you would find in an all-inclusive resort. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the penthouses of the Balsam Condominiums: they include gas fireplaces, terraces, as well as both a glass-framed shower enclosure and a soaker tub! Enjoy choosing from a variety of finishes when you purchase your suite and truly express your individuality in interior design.

MDM Developments has been developing luxury homes across Ontario for over 15 years and we are proud to be undertaking our second project in Fenelon Falls. We are looking forward to building on the success of Lock 34 Condominiums with our newest development in this spectacular waterfront town. Register today so you don’t miss your opportunity to own a vacation home in the heart of the Kawarthas at Fenelon Lakes Club.

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