Oakville Named Canada’s “Best Place to Live”

Selected as the “Best Place to Live in Canada” by MoneySense Magazine, Oakville’s first-place ranking is based on its economy, affordability, safety and culture, as well as its access to healthcare, transit and schools.  In addition to topping the list, the scores also position Oakville as the best place for new Canadians, the third best place to retire and the fifth best place to raise a family.  

For Argo, Oakville has long been viewed as an ideal location for families and professionals to lay roots, dating back to our first project 20 years ago. With new developments on the horizon – including two of our very own – the community that’s home to the famous Glen Abbey golf course, the prestigious Appleby College, and a beautiful downtown core of boutiques, shops and restaurants, is becoming accessible to a new generation of homeowners.

Our North Oakville builders recently launched their state-of-the-art sales office at 87 Dundas Street East. Featuring three leading builders under one roof – Primont Homes, Lindvest and Valery Homes –  will allow ease of one-stop shopping with an array of choices in lot selection, floor plans, design and finishes. Our fourth builder, Treasure Hill Homes, plan to unveil their sale office in Spring 2019.

Argo’s second project, Bronte Green, is located in the sought-after Glen Abbey neighbourhood and ideally situated on the edge of Bronte Creek Provincial Park and adjacent to over 350 acres of 14 Mile Creek’s protected valley lands and the Deerfield Golf Course. This enclave will offer a wide range of housing types within walking distance to the Halton Regional Centre, an exceptional trail network that connects to an enhanced regional natural heritage system, and a short drive to the Bronte GO station. Our sales office, which is currently under construction, is located at the southeast corner of Upper Middle Road and Bronte Road and set to open in 2019.

Argo’s North Oakville and Bronte Green communities will offer new homeowners a unique opportunity to call Oakville their home and experience all that the town has to offer!


Bringing Nature Back to the Waterfront

The heart of an old coal-fired power plant will be reused to form the foundation of a new conservation area thanks to the partnership between The Lakeview Community Partners (LCPL) and the Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), and Region of Peel. The power plant, long seen as a source of pollution by Lakeview residents, is now being radically transformed by two large-scale projects that are side-by-side; Lakeview Village, a vibrant, sustainable community with a mix of residential, commercial, and institutional properties on the site of the former power plant; and the Lakeview Waterfront Connection, a 26 hectare future conservation area just East of the former power plant site.

The conservation area is being built into the lake using clean fill to create a new land base and will boast a variety of natural habitats and opportunities for waterfront recreation. The LCPL is a partnership of the Greater Toronto Area’s leading community builders that includes TACC Construction Limited, Greenpark Group, CCI Development Group, Branthaven Homes, and Argo Development Corporation. LCPL took ownership of the former power plant site from OPG in the spring of 2018 and have generously donated the material, as well as the cost of breaking it up and transporting it to the conservation area site next door. In total, there will be an estimated 200,00 tons of concrete recycled!


Hallett Homes Launches Olde Town

Hallett Homes has opened the doors to its beautiful new sales center with overwhelming success! The day kicked off with eager home buyers and a gourmet food truck where future neighbours and happy new homeowners could mingle and enjoy the sunny spring day.

With standard luxury finishes, a variety of floor plan options, and a better built home, Hallett Homes Olde Town in southwest Brampton is setting the bar high. Stay tuned for their Phase 2 opening in the Fall! The presentation center is located on our Steele’s project located at 826 Steeles Avenue West in Brampton.


Lakeview Development Announcement

Lakeview Community Partners Limited (“Lakeview Community Partners”), a partnership of five of the Greater Toronto Area’s leading developers which include Argo Development Corporation, joined with the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Finance and Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of the City of Mississauga, to introduce Lakeview Village, the GTA’s next great waterfront community.

Lakeview Village, which promises to breathe new life into Mississauga’s waterfront as it transforms an abandoned coal-fired power plant into a vibrant, sustainable and more connected community, will deliver a diverse mix of residential offerings, as well as institutional, cultural, office and retail spaces that will draw visitors from the region to the heart of this new community.

More information at www.lakeviewcommunitypartners.com


Compass Landing – Life is good in Naples, Florida

Compass Landing is Argo’s newest community in Naples, Florida, offering a variety of single family homes with top notch amenities within close proximity to the beach, first class shopping, dining, entertainment, excellent schools and quick access to Hwy I-75. Check out our video and see why families are choosing Naples to call home.


UltraStor – Burlington’s Premier Storage Solution

Residents of Burlington now have a state-of-the-art, secure storage facility at Alton Business Park. Located on Palladium Way between Appleby and Walkers Line just north of Dundas with easy access from the 407, UltraStor opened 560 units by inviting the community to a grand opening with BBQ, prizes and a tour of the new facilities.

This modern, forward thinking facility puts a high emphasis on security incorporating unique design techniques, and individually alarmed storage units, to create a bright and safe environment which gives peace of mind for both businesses and individuals looking for extra space. UltraStor is also bringing a strong sense of community to the Alton Business Park with a weekend Pop-Up Market that runs every Saturday from April to August. It allows the public to mingle with their neighbours while shopping for an array of goods and services from local vendors.

“We wanted to foster the entrepreneurial spirit here in Burlington with UltraStor,” said Matt Buck, Co-Owner, UltraStor. “It’s not just a storage facility, but a platform for entrepreneurs to store their stock and build their dream into a booming business.” Alton Business Park is part of Argo Development Corporation’s Palladium development in Burlington.

This 17 acres development in Alton Village fits seamlessly into the overall community plan with a mix of employment, residential and school.

To find out more about UltraStor, visit their website at www.ultrastor.ca, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook where they regularly announce monthly promotions, contests and giveaways.


Growing Ontario Greener and Smarter: Bill 73

Ontario is home to over 12 million residents, over 250,000 lakes, and the world’s largest permanent greenbelt. On February 28, 2015, Ontario’s Greenbelt across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region marked the 10th anniversary as the world’s largest permanent greenbelt protecting nearly 2 million acres of valuable land and water preserving agricultural lands and natural heritage.

Bill 73 is proposing reforms to the Planning Act and the Development Charges Act that would help better engage residents of Ontario on how their communities grow in residential development, infrastructure, and services.

It takes community building back to the grass roots of community, ensuring residents are better informed, engaged, and participating in leading Ontario into the future. It would give residents a greater, more meaningful say in how their communities grow; would make the planning and appeals process more predictable, would give municipalities more independence and would make it easier to resolve disputes at the community level.

ARGO has always been in the business of getting it right from the start and supports a greater push towards smart growth. Our past work is a testament to our dedication to creating live-able communities.


Scott Bland

ARGO Expands to the United States with Scott Bland at the Helm

Unlike the 3-million Canadian visitors who vacation to Florida each year, ARGO is there to stay. With the success of developing communities in Canada, ARGO is taking that experience and expertise south of the border to its new U.S. Head Office in Naples, Florida. ARGO is actively developing over 1,300 units in this highly desirable area of southwest Florida to meet the rapidly growing demand for new homes. To champion this new venture, ARGO is sending Scott Bland, a seasoned professional with over 10 years of residential land development experience and a proven track record for success. As the new President of the Florida Division, Scott will be tasked with overseeing ARGO’s U.S. operations from site acquisition through to completion. His expertise and relationship building skills will ensure ARGO’s smooth transition into SWFL. We wish Scott the best of luck as he moves into this new role and we are certain that under his leadership ARGO will continue to expand its U.S. footprint.


With an Eye for Detail, ARGO introduces Kevin Singh

Kevin Singh is known in the business for his keen eye for detail, his advanced knowledge in land use planning, and his personable nature. With seven years of industry experience, Kevin brings a fresh perspective and a passion for developing more functional communities.

An alumnus of Ryerson University’s Bachelor’s in Urban and Regional Planning, Kevin worked at Delta Urban Inc developing his portfolio and managing significant projects for the organization for over four years.

Most notably, Kevin shares the same priority of community building as the ARGO team. His previous experience as a Group Manager for various landowner groups in Halton and Peel Region has helped him balance both the interests of concerned and engaged stakeholders while securing a unified approach to community development.

Around the office, Kevin is a budgetary-wiz with his extensive experience in cost sharing management, developer agreement negotiations, and financial management. After working with ARGO as a consultant for a number of years, we are happy to have Kevin on board to help us achieve a bigger and brighter future for the communities we operate in.