When Donald Buttress, Architect and Surveyor Emeritus of Westminster Abbey, created the architectural theme..
.. for Cathedraltown in the early 2000s, an iconic feature was a Piazza surrounding the town’s centrepiece, the Cathedral of the Transfiguration.
This vision is now moving forward as plans for the 5.5-acre Piazza begin to take shape.
The Courtyards – two 5-storey buildings with spacious one, two and three-bedroom and multi-level condominiums and ground-floor retail – will border the Piazza at the rear of the Cathedral. Groundbreaking for The Courtyards 1 is scheduled for August.
Construction of the Piazza will begin after completion of the two buildings of The Courtyards.
Four 6-storey buildings, each containing offices, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques offering a wide variety of goods and services on the ground floor and condominiums above, will occupy the corners of the Piazza.
The expansive public spaces of the Piazza will consist of two squares.
Market Square will be adjacent to the two buildings on the southern flank of the east-west oriented Cathedral. This square will be at grade level with Pope John Paul II Square, the roadway running along the four sides of the Cathedral. Steps from Market Square will lead up to the Cathedral.
Surveyor’s Square, named in honour of Donald Buttress, will be on the higher ground along the northern side of the Cathedral, at grade level with both the Cathedral and Pope John Paul II Square.
Groundbreaking for the first of The Courtyards two five-storey buildings in the heart of Cathedraltown is planned for late August..
.. with construction completion expected in late 2019, and occupancy to follow soon afterwards.
All the one-bedroom suites have been sold; some two- and three-bedroom suites are still available.
The Courtyards will be adjacent to the 5.5-acre Cathedral Piazza that will surround the magnificent Cathedral of the Transfiguration.
The Piazza will contain four 6-storey buildings, each with commercial suites, cafes, restaurants and retail at ground level and commercial and condominium suites above. Within the Piazza there will also be two squares, including a Market Square.
Look around this website to view floorplans or check out the other features of The Courtyards, or drop by the Presentation Centre at 10350 Victoria Square Boulevard in Markham for a visit.
A lot, actually – beginning with the location of this family-oriented condominium development, right in the heart of Cathedraltown.
Canada's most exquisite community. The two buildings of The Courtyards – just east of Highway 404 between Major Mackenzie Drive and Elgin Mills Road – are convenient to schools, shops, cultural and entertainment venues and major transportation hubs.
Then, of course, there are the spacious one, two and three-bedroom and two-level condominium suites and ground-floor retail – exclusively designed to provide greater living space, more ensuite bathrooms and larger outdoor terraces than traditional condominium developments.
There is also the gracious lifestyle of The Courtyards, which feature an elegantly landscaped and furnished courtyard – adjoining a loggia, lounge and party room – for the exclusive use of residents and their guests.
And it all borders the European-style Piazza that will surround the magnificent Cathedral of the Transfiguration.Adding to the appeal of The Courtyards are:
The Courtyards development in the heart of Cathedraltown reached a new milestone with the paving of the western segment of Pope John Paul II Square..
a road that will border the European-style piazza that will surround the magnificent Cathedral of the Transfiguration.
The new road runs north-south between the Cathedral and what will be the two 5-storey buildings of The Courtyards and crosses the top of a just-completed extension to High Street.
Both the western segment of Pope John Paul II Square and the High Street extension will have limited public access during construction of The Courtyards, which will begin in 2017 with completion approximately 18 months later.
Each of The Courtyards buildings will contain one, two and three bedroom suites and ground floor retail as well as a stylishly-appointed courtyard with a loggia, adjoining extensive reception rooms for the use of residents and their guests.
Preliminary roadway construction work for The Courtyards condominiums at Cathedratown began on the week of December 5th, 2016.
Work began with excavation for the second segment of Pope John Paul II Square, a road to run along the west end of the magnificent Cathedral of the Transfiguration.
The new road will cross the top of High Street and connect the two future Courtyards buildings with the existing Anthony Roman Avenue and Donald Buttress Boulevard.
The excavation and the subsequent placement of hydro conduits and sewer, water and gas mains will be completed by year end. This will be followed immediately with the paving of base asphalt to create a construction access roadway.
The west side of Pope John Paul II Square, along with sidewalks, street lighting and landscaping, will be ready for public use once construction of The Courtyards is completed.
The Courtyards, containing spacious one, two and three-bedroom suites and ground-floor retail, are the first phase of what will become Cathedraltown's crowning achievement: A European-style piazza that will surround the Cathedral.
The first segment of Pope John Paul II Square now runs along the south side of the Cathedral. The final segments, to the north and east of the Cathedral, will be built along with the piazza.
Zolo Realty, one of Canada's leading real estate brokers, reported that condominium re-sale prices in Markham rose by an average of 9% during the past year.
The largest increase was for two-bedroom suites, where re-sales prices during the four-week period of October 22 to November 19 were 17% higher than they were a year ago. Three-bedroom suites rose by 9% and one-bedroom suites by 7%.
Find out more about The Courtyards in Cathedraltown, Canada’s most exquisite community, by visiting the Presentation Centre at 10350 Victoria Square Boulevard or contact us using our web form
There's a reason – actually several reasons – why Cathedraltown is called Canada's most exquisite community. The elegance of the architecture, the high quality of design & construction and attention to detail are among them.
Here are some of the other aspects of Cathedraltown that make it unique.
Learn more about Cathedraltown by visiting the Presentation Centre at 10350 Victoria Square Boulevard (formerly Woodbine Avenue).
The Courtyards not only offer luxurious condominium suites featuring designer finishes, they have also earned LEED Silver Certification as a leader in energy conservation and environmental protection
Among The Courtyards' “green” features are:
You can learn more about The Courtyards and life in Cathedraltown, Canada's most exquisite community, by visiting the Presentation Centre at 10350 Victoria Square Boulevard (formerly Woodbine Avenue).
You're Invited to The Courtyards, condominiums in the heart of Cathedraltown on SATURDAY, NOV. 19, 2016 FROM 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M. at The Courtyards Presentation Centre, 10350 Victoria Square Blvd. Markham
It is a pleasure to invite you to a reception introducing the uniquely designed suites in The Courtyards at Cathedraltown, Canada's most exquisite community.Among The Courtyards features and amenities are:
We look forward to meeting you to discuss these and the other elegant features of The Courtyards' spacious one, two, three bedroom and multi-level suites.
Welcome to a public reception to introduce exciting designer updates to The Courtyards, condominiums in the heart of Cathedraltown
- Strolling by the elegant residences facing the tree-lined streets may evoke images of late 18th century London, but you're actually in 21st century Cathedraltown, Canada's most exquisite community, just north of modern-day Toronto.
The Courtyards are the first phase of what will become Cathedraltown's crowning achievement - a magnificent Piazza that will surround the Cathedral and highlight what is sure to become a heritage destination for future generations.
Most of The Courtyards' suites have been redesigned to provide greater living space, more ensuite bathrooms and larger outdoor terraces. The Courtyards also feature a green roof and a landscaped and furnished courtyard for the exclusive use of residents and their guests.
There will be a public reception to introduce these unique condominiums on Saturday, November 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Presentation Centre, 10350 Victoria Square Boulevard (formerly Woodbine Avenue) in Markham. Visit http://www.cathedraltown.com for more information.
The architecture of The Courtyards follows the original Cathedraltown concept designed under the direction of Donald Buttress, Architect and 14th Surveyor Emeritus of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey, in London, England, and based upon the classic Georgian and Regency styles that flourished in London during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Cathedraltown has now grown into a vibrant community, featuring single and multi-family dwellings, condominiums, stylish retail and commercial space.
Amenities include a beautiful Arboretum and a Heritage Orchard, Lincoln Alexander Public School and nearby Sir Wilfred Laurier Public School as well as boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Official launch of The Courtyards at Cathedraltown
- The official Launch of The Courtyards from April 29 to May 1 will mark the first phase of what will become Cathedraltown's crowning achievement - a magnificent Piazza that will surround the golden-domed Cathedral of the Transfiguration and highlight what is sure to become a heritage destination for future generations.
Cathedraltown (cathedraltown.com) is a vibrant and growing town east of Highway 404 between Major Mackenzie Drive and Elgin Mills Road in Markham.
The Cathedral of the Transfiguration was inspired by the vision of the late Stephen B. Roman, who wanted the Cathedral to be a beacon for his fellow Slavs who at that time did not have religious freedom.
Building on her father's vision, Helen Roman-Barber first began development of the site that surrounds the Cathedral in 2006, with the construction of stately single and multi-family dwellings in the elegant simplicity of the Georgian and Regency styles that flourished in London in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. At present, Cathedraltown has its first retail shops situated on High Street. Cathedraltown also features a beautiful Arboretum and Heritage Orchard, and nearby schools. It is the only development of its kind in North America.
The Piazza will be Cathedraltown's crowning achievement. The Cathedral, whose cornerstone was blessed in 1984 by Pope John Paul II, is at the heart of a fully integrated and architecturally harmonized community.
The Courtyards, the Piazza's initial phase, will consist of two five-story buildings with spacious one, two, three bedroom and multi-level condominium suites and ground-floor retail. Residential units will range from 634 square feet to 2,728 square feet, with prices from $336,900 to $1,399,000.
Each of The Courtyards' two buildings will surround an artfully appointed courtyard for the exclusive enjoyment of residents and their guests.
Construction is due to begin later this year, with occupancy expected in late 2018.
The design of the Piazza is based on the concept created for Cathedraltown by renowned British architect and 13th Surveyor of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey, Donald Buttress, well known for the restoration of the Abbey.
Phase II of the Piazza will consist of Market Square and Surveyor's Square, which is named for Donald Buttress, and will include four mid-rise buildings containing offices, boutiques, restaurants and cafes as well as condominium apartments.
Phase III, Stephen B. Roman Boulevard, will be residential buildings flanking the grand boulevard leading to the Cathedral's entrance.
The Cathedraltown site was originally a farm on which Mr. Roman, who died in 1988, bred prized Holstein cows. He was born in Slovakia, emigrated to Canada in 1937, and rose to prominence as an innovative Holstein breeder and the builder of an industrial empire that included multi-national resource companies.
He was also a devout Catholic and a staunch believer in religious freedom.
The Cathedraltown Courtyards 1 sales centre, directly north of the Cathedral at 10350 Victoria Square Boulevard (formerly Woodbine Avenue), is open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm (telephone: 905-887-8227).