Forest District by Icon Homes – a new community of freehold townhomes and semi-detached houses in Pickering, promoted exclusively by our sister company, International Home Marketing Group Inc., Brokerage.
Forest District is a small development of 109 units – 69 townhomes and 40 semi-detached homes – on a private condominium road. The development application details 10 townhomes blocks with a “natural play area” located in the middle of them that will include a playground and planting areas. The semi-detached homes sit in rows that border the western and northern edges of the community. Meanwhile, the plans envision a small park area in the southeast corner of the development which will offer residents a pleasant place to sit and relax.
Few details have been released about the layout of the homes. According to the development application, there will be two main types of townhomes: rear lane townhomes that front onto Finch Avenue and Altona Road, and block townhomes that are back-to-back and located in the centre of the development.
The rear lane townhomes will be approximately 1600 sq. ft., be accessible by vehicles from the private road, and will have a mix of single and double garages at the rear with a private deck/terrace on top. The block townhomes will be approximately 1800 sq. ft., have a rear yard/garden, and have a single garage plus a driveway parking space at the front. The semi-detached homes will be approximately 2000 sq. ft. and they all have a rear yard/garden, single garage, and one-car driveway.
Forest District in the north of Pickering on the junction of Finch Avenue and Altona Road. It is the northwest edge of the city, close to Toronto Zoo, where the built-up areas of Pickering meet the rural areas – meaning residents of Forest District can be close to nature while also enjoying on the amenities and benefits or a modern city.
One of the biggest benefits of that modern city is Pickering Town Centre – a large shopping mall that is less than 10 minutes away from Forest District. In addition to a large Cineplex theatre, the mall has over 150 stores, services, businesses and restaurants as tenants, catering to the needs of thousands of visitors each day. Of course, it’s not just Pickering Town Centre that’s available. As a well-established city, Pickering has many amenities and services for residents, covering almost all their needs.
With its convenient location, it is a great commuter spot. Highway 407 ETR is just a short distance to the north, with the closest junction just a nine-minute drive away. Highway 401 is even close, with the journey to the nearest junction taking as little as seven minutes. With those two options so close, it puts most of the GTA within easy reach and offers a simple commute to many locations.
There are also good public transport options close to Forest District. Pickering GO Station is just 10 minutes away and offers a number of options for travelers. The station is a major bus hub and also a train station, which means there are lots of different services that transport people across the Greater Toronto Area.