To the north and west, Ontario’s largest former township is now also part of the city. At 204.6 sq. km (population 40,000), it is predicted to double in size in the next few years. Featuring a suburban character, with over 35 parks, extensive shopping and a significant industrial base. Facilities and attractions: Norman Rogers Municipal Airport and many sports and recreation centres.
Petronella Place: Located east of Frontenac Mail, Petronella is a little oasis in the centre of a thriving city. Mostly upscale semidetached homes, with some backing onto the conservation area. Even though building only began in the mid-1990s, it’s apparent that the builder was after a more oldfashioned look to the neighborhood. Each home has its own unique appearance, many residents here are close to the Frontenac Mall and many other conveniences on Bath Road.
Meadowbrooke: On the other side of Frontenac Mall, Meadowbrooke is a mix of entry level apartmentstyle condominiums, semi-detached homes, townhouses and high-end properties. The first houses were built in the mid-1980s in this subdivision close to the Frontenac Mall, schools and bus routes. Kingsdale Chateaus, a retirement home offering a range of different living styles, is also located here.
Reddendale: Between Lake Ontario and Front Road, ’70s and ’80s bungalows on Point Pleasant and Lakeland Point mingle with executive-style houses added along Lakeshore Blvd. and Wartman Ave. Building in some areas started in the late 1940s. A quiet neighbourhood, with seven parks. Facilities and attractions: Centre 70 skating arena, Reddendale Plaza, medical centre, retirement complex and the area fireball.
Conservatory Pond: The name goes a long way in explaining this upscale community, bounded by Bath Road and Bayridge Drive. Close to Lemoine Point and Lake Ontario, the development also boasts its own body of water – a pond -centrally located to give most houses a view. Plans call for only single family homes to be built in what the developer calls a “spacious Victorian” style. Residents are within minutes of schools, recreation centres and a major shopping district. Building in Conservatory Pond began in August of 2000 and is set to wrap up within three years.
Henderson Place: Population 3,700, early ’50s-70s houses with upgraded services. Bounded by Days Road, Bath Road, the Bayridge extension and Henderson Blvd. New development near the quarry. Facilities and attractions: Secondary and public schools, Gardiners Town Centre, soccer and baseball parks.
King’s Landing: Just minutes from the 401 and within walking distance of Costco and Chapters, King’s Landing is promoted by the developer as an ideal adult lifestyle community. Buyers have their choice of bungalows, luxury singles and town-houses. Residents are a short drive from several golf courses and have access right in the neighbourhood to a clubhouse with kitchen facilities, a games room and lounge.
Bayridge: A sprawling community bounded by Bath Road, Taylor Kidd Blvd. and Gardiners Road. Started in the 1970s, with building continuing today, Bayridge is a mix of single-family and executive homes. Facilities and attractions: a secondary school, public schools, churches, sports complex, outdoor tennis courts, sports fields.
Lyndenwood: The first building phase here includes bungalows and single-family, two-storey homes. Phase two, set to begin late in 2001, will incorporate a series of townhouses. Located behind Chapter’s Book Store on Princess Street, the development is also within easy distance of shopping and other conveniences. The developer expects the community to have its own schools sometime in the future.
Sutton Mills: East of Bayridge Drive, 294 hectares developed in the ’70s; population 4,750. Singlefamily, semi-detached and multiple resident dwellings. Several retirement homes. Facilities and attractions: Cataraqui Town Centre, Cineplex Odeon theatres, a separate school and 11.5 hectares of parks.
Cataraqui Woods: Exclusively residential, expanding east and northward with building of townhouses, semi-detached and single family homes starting in the mid-1970s. Walking distance to Cataraqui Town Centre, Bayridge Plaza, other commercial developments.