Avonlea is the Place to Grow!

The most prestigious awards for the new home building industry, the BILD awards, were handed out last Friday, and we took home one of the most anticipated awards of the night! Our community in Peterborough, Avonlea, won the award for Places to Grow Community of the Year for its forward-thinking planning, a combination of smart growth and new urbanism with green building initiatives.

The Places to Grow Act helps the Ontario government plan for growth in a coordinated and strategic way. We’ve created a community that helps sustain a robust economy, uses land and resources efficiently, and promotes a healthy environment. Walkability is one of the main principles of new urbanism, so Avonlea was designed to include all necessities within walking distance so you can walk to school, work or shops.  It’s great to be able to take public transit, and to live a more active lifestyle by walking or biking, instead of driving everywhere. The new urbanism principles help us create a sustainable community that provides an enhanced quality of life for you and your family.

It was a great evening at the 31st BILD Awards, and it was a great occasion to see everyone in the industry. I’d like to thank and share this award with MBTW Watchorn Architect Inc., MHBC Planning, Cole Engineering and BAM Builder Advertising & Marketing.

Many parks and parkettes are seen at Avonlea for families to enjoy quality time together.

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5 Comments on “Avonlea is the Place to Grow!”


  1. […] about the principles of New Urbanism before, as our award-winning community Avonlea has been recognized several times as the “Places to Grow” Community of the Year, an award which is based on Ontario’s Places to Grow Act. Part of the Places to Grow Act is about […]


  2. […] Not surprisingly, people who live in communities designed according to these principles report they enjoy it very much. For that reason, and because New Urbanism is environmentally-friendly, we at Mason Homes do our best to build communities that meet these requisites, having even won a major award for it. […]


  3. […] May, our Avonlea community won the award for Places to Grow Community of the Year. This is one of the most anticipated BILD […]


  4. […] our community in Peterborough. Besides building Green for Life homes and creating a community that won the Places to Grow award, we were happy that Avonlea residents can call Peterborough their […]


  5. […] Mason Homes Wins EnerQuality Award Avonlea, our community in Peterborough, has also won important awards. Learn more here. […]


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