Monday, 20 June 2016

Jasper Condos: Live. Work. Play.

When you’re looking into purchasing your own home, there are a number of questions you ask yourself. Can I afford it? Where is it located? Is it close to public transit? How will I get to work? Are there parks and restaurants nearby?

Providing affordable home ownership opportunities near public transit is important to us. While commuters depend on the GO train to travel to downtown Toronto and Mississauga, the station’s lot is often at over capacity given the demand for parking. The solution to finding affordable housing and relief to your parking woes might be Jasper Condos in Milton.

Live. Milton is one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. Located in the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, Jasper Condos is a new 11-story development that makes affordable home ownership possible for first-time home buyers. Being located so close to the GO station, you can enjoy its small town charm, while having easy access to Toronto and Mississauga. You’ll also have access to a wide range of cultural spaces, conservation parks and other recreational spaces.

Work. Since Jasper Condos is walking distance to the Milton GO station, you’re able to enjoy a bit more sleep, instead of waking up at the crack of dawn and beat the morning rush of drivers, all fighting for a parking spot. You also don’t have to worry about the traffic on the way home and can get home sooner for dinner.

Play. Hike the Bruce Trail, a renowned 885 km trail that passes through central and southern Ontario or enjoy conservation areas such as Crawford Lake and Mount Nemo. Milton also provides facilities such as the Sports Centre, Leisure Centre, Milton Centre for the Arts and the Milton Room Showcase art gallery. Other local amenities include a golf course and shops and restaurants on Main Street.

For more information about Jasper Condos, visit:

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Location and affordability: the best of both worlds

When people talk about purchasing their own home, one thing that you often hear is location, location, location! The second thing is affordability. That certainly was the case when firefighter and Options purchaser Jason Arias (who was recently featured in the Globe and Mail – read the full article here) was looking into buying a condo that he could afford, but was also close to his daughter Emese’s school.


With only $30,000 saved for his down payment, Jason had his doubts about becoming a homeowner. It seemed like it wasn’t possible, but thanks to the $42,000 Options down payment support (something that he doesn’t have to pay back until he sells his home), his dream became a reality! Jason is now a proud owner of a two-bedroom unit at a building called Cranbrooke Village, which is conveniently located near his daughter’s school.

It’s been exciting being part of Jason’s home ownership journey! There is often a misconception that affordable housing means government subsidized housing. That is not the case. Jason has enjoyed decorating and designing his home. Everything from the flooring to the furnishing has a touch of his personality.

Other cities such as Vancouver have been inspired by Options’ Affordable Housing Model and is using a similar model as a solution to their struggles with housing affordability. To read the entire article about Jason, click here.

If you’re curious about home ownership and want to know more, register for the next free info session here:

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Open House THIS Saturday: Prizes, Treats and a SIGNING BONUS!

Join Options for Homes for a special Open House at the Jasper Condos Sales Office in the beautiful Niagara Escarpment community of Milton.  

Located on Main Street near Thompson Road, Jasper Condos is a new 116-suite condo community to be built next door to the Milton GO station. With the convenience of being five minutes from the shops and restaurants that line Main, as well as being easily accessible to the 401, 407 and the Bruce Trail, this location is ideal for both work and play.

On June 11, The Move 93.5FM will be broadcasting live and offering prizes to be won. In addition to cake and refreshments, the first 10 purchasers will win a Presto Card worth 6 months of FREE GO travel (estimated at one round-trip from Milton to Toronto, 5 days per week for 6 months).

Date:                     Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time:                    12PM (Noon) - 5:30PM
Location:             1234 Main Street East, Milton

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Construction has started at Danforth Village Estates!

This past Saturday, future homeowners and Options partners and staff gathered at Knob Hill Park in Scarborough to fly kites, picnic, and celebrate the start of construction at Danforth Village Estates.

Danforth Village Estates Purchasers and Options Partners celebrate construction start!  See more photos on Facebook

Future homeowners were welcomed to the event by their soon-to-be Councillor, Deputy Mayor Glenn de Baeremaeker, as well as heard speeches from Options CEO Heather Tremain, and their Development Co-op Board: President Christine Swiderski, Vice President Rita Monsma, Treasurer Ricardo Cummings, and Secretary Diahann Mahon.

From left to right: Councillor Glenn de Baeremaeker; Board Secretary, Diahann Mahon; Options for Homes CEO, Heather Tremain; Board Treasurer, Ricardo Cummings; Board President, Christine Swiderski.

Following the formal address, food, kite-building, and out-side-of-the-fence construction site tours ensued!

It was a beautiful day, and a great time was had by all.  Congratulations to all the future homeowners at Danforth Village Estates!

Now over 85% sold, Danforth Village Estates will be a new 250-suite condo community near Danforth Road and Eglinton Avenue East.  For information on remaining suites, join us for the next FREE Info Session!  Register at