Official launch of The Courtyards at Cathedraltown

TORONTO, April 19, 2016 /CNW/ - 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 ( 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 early 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 Thursday to Monday from 11 am to 5 pm (telephone: 905-887-8227).

SOURCE Cathedraltown Courtyard 1 Limited Partnership

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