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Mother’s Day Events Close to Some of Our Communities


Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is almost here, and while many of you will likely be eating pancakes made by the kids on Sunday morning, or taking your mother out for dinner, you might still find the following list useful, as it contains events taking place close to some of our current communities.

Barrie (home to our Just4U community)

Beaches, a fine market grill, will offer brunch and dinner on Sunday. Dinner consists of a four-course menu as well as the Beaches’ popular Prime Rib Feature.

Where: 268 Bradford Street
Contact: 705-728-3000 and

Port Hope (home to our Port Hope Golf & Country Club community)
There will be a Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk in the Ganaraska Forest from 2 pm – 3:30 pm, to be followed by hot tea. (Call 905-885-8173 to register.) Also, this article offers great suggestions on how to spend Mother’s Day in Port Hope.

Peterborough (home to our Avonlea community)

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough will host both an online auction and a Mother’s Day event at Lansdowne Place. The latter will allow kids to create unique hand-painted flowerpots, with proceeds going to the 2012 Women Build Project.

Now it’s your turn: what are your plans this Sunday?

Parks Canada Marks A Hundred Years


As summer is slowly approaching us, everyone is gearing up for outdoor activities. I recently dusted off my bike and pumped up my tires, getting into gear for the season. Now camping season is about to kick off, giving you even more reason to be outdoors enjoying nature!

This week, Parks Canada celebrates its centennial anniversary, which means we’ve had a hundred years of conservation, storytelling, and wowing visitors and residents alike with the amazing natural spaces we’re lucky to have all across Canada.

Parks Canada is the world’s first national parks service in the world (Go Canada!), and it currently protects 167 national historic sites, 42 national parks and 4 national marine conservation areas. To celebrate its 100th year anniversary, Parks Canada will be hosting events throughout the year, starting off this Saturday at the CN Tower in Toronto. If you’re closer to the Trent-Severn Waterway, like our homeowners at Avonlea in Peterborough, the historic site will be open as of this weekend as well, and check out their celebration, the Just Add Water festival, in Port Severn next weekend.

This season gives you the perfect opportunity to visit one of the 42 national parks and explore the wilderness wherever you are in the country. Get out your camping gear and make the most out of your summer this year!

Follow @ParksCanada on Twitter to get updates on events and tell CBC which Canadian park is your favourite, and you could be featured on their interactive map.

Green Expo in Peterborough


A lot of times people don’t realize how simple it is to live a little greener. Little things like Energy Star appliances, for example, help save energy but they also help save money on energy bills. If you’re interested in learning more about living a little greener and you’re in the Peterborough area, check out The 8th Annual Green Expo this Saturday April 30th.

The Green Expo at the Evinrude Centre showcases green products, services and technology from local businesses and it’s also got some pretty cool guest speakers lined up, like CBC’s Bob McDonald. This year’s Green Expo is expected to be the biggest and the best one to date, with extended hours, new exhibitors, new sponsors and activities for all ages all day long. For only $7 per person, you can gain a lot of new knowledge from workshops and guest speakers scheduled for the event.

The best thing about the Green Expo is that, unlike other trade shows, all the proceeds including exhibitors’ fee and sponsorship money will go towards the local community and Peterborough Green-Up, a local not-for-profit environmental organization.

I bet there’s a new thing or two we could all learn at the Expo that could make our lives greener and probably save us a little money along the way!

If you or someone you know would like to lend a hand at the event, you can also volunteer for the event by signing up here.

Spring Gardening


The days are getting longer, and the weather’s getting warmer – it’s almost time for gardening season! Get your gloves and all your gardening tools out and get ready for some fun.

Gardening has many benefits, other than just making your home more beautiful. It can also keep you healthy! Gardening is a great way to get some exercise and stay fit, and it also gives you some time in the sun soaking up vitamin D and calming your mind. You’ll benefit hugely if you decide to grow fruit or vegetables in your garden as well – whatever you grow will taste better than what you buy off the supermarket shelves, and will be chock full of nutrients.

If you live in Peterborough, the Garden Show is coming up soon! Dubbed the biggest and best gardening show in Ontario, the Peterborough Garden Show is held annually, with over 150 vendors and exhibitors expected this year. The show includes garden lecturers, informative demonstrations and a flower competition, and will be held on April 8-10 at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough.

If you live at our Avonlea community, make sure to take advantage of this great event, so you can make your garden and your lawn as beautiful as the home you’ve dreamed of. Make your beautiful green community even greener and enjoy all the benefits that gardening offers this spring!

A New Gem! New Design Studio Coming to Peterborough


Now that we’re about to kick off phase two of Avonlea, we’re excited to inform you that we’re also building a new Design Studio in Peterborough! The new studio will be located in a beautiful historic building in the downtown area of Peterborough.

We’ve been building homes in this area for the past forty years, and the new Design Studio will be a lot more convenient for all the homebuyers at Avonlea, Port Hope Golf and Country Club and our upcoming new home community in Cobourg, to ensure that your home is tailored to suit your needs and your style.

At the Design Studio, our professional Design Consultant will walk you through every step to help you build the home you’ve always dreamed of! The new location will be open late spring/early summer this year.

Design Studio
The framing stage is nearly complete at the Design Studio. It may look like a construction zone now but once completed, the new space will look amazing!


Live Green at Avonlea!


We just had a great meeting in Peterborough, getting approval for the second phase of our Avonlea community. Read about it here! Everyone is supportive and looking forward to more homes in this award-winning community. With pedestrian-friendly, walkable streets, parks, a pond, and charming family homes with great designs and picturesque porches, Avonlea is a truly enchanting community that homeowners love.

If you’re in Avonlea already, check out this great local event:

This weekend, the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario is hosting the 2011 Yogathon to raise funds and awareness to help those affected by schizophrenia. The event will be held at the Trinity United Church in Peterborough this Saturday, March 5th. Contact Joleen for more info, at or (705)-749-1753.

Live happily and stay active! At Mason Homes, we believe that living in a healthy environment brings joy and happiness to you and your family, which is why we build homes that are Green for Life, like those at Avonlea. Living a healthy lifestyle goes hand in hand with living in a healthy environment, as both will improve your health, mood and overall well-being.
Whether you’re doing yoga this weekend or just enjoying the fresh air at Avonlea, hope you have a great weekend!

Mason Homes Sweeps PKHBA Awards


The Peterborough & The Kawarthas Home Builders Association (PKHBA) held its 8th annual Kawartha Awards of Distinction gala on November 19th, 2010, in Peterborough. We’re proud to announce that Mason Homes took home many first place awards. Mason Homes won several awards for the quality of their new home designs (Most Outstanding Single Detached Home, both under 1,500 sq. ft. for the Bluebird model and over 1,500 sq. ft. for the Greenwich model, and Most Outstanding Multi-Unit Attached Home), for their impressive marketing campaigns (Best Print Ad Campaign, Best Internet Website, Best Sales Brochure, and Best New Home Sales Office) and, most excitingly, Project of the Year for Avonlea.

Avonlea is an enchanting community in Peterborough full of parks, ponds, and family-friendly streets. It’s a green community in a perfect location surrounded by protected green space, and is walking distance to shopping and schools. The community has two-storey homes, bungalows, and townhomes. Avonlea won several awards at the PKHBA Awards of Distinction in 2009 as well. We’re very proud of this new home community and are pleased to see its positive impact on the Peterborough community, as it is almost sold out and full of active families and couples living a great lifestyle. Mason Homes has been building in the Peterborough and Kawarthas area for a long time now and feel that we are part of its glowing community. Thank you to the PKHBA and to the Peterborough community for our recent awards.


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