Heading into the new year, southeast Winnipeg’s Bonavista is the busiest area for new builds, issuing more housing permits than any other local community.
Kensington Homes currently has three move-in ready homes in the area, offering an attractive end-of-year exclusive. If you buy before 2019, Kensington is offering a free five-piece appliance package and free front and rear landscaping with purchase in this popular new neighbourhood.
Bonavista stands out from the familiar formula for new suburban developments, with its flat roofs, horizontal cedar fencing, and an upscale park with boardwalk and lookout. It’s a modern twist on the architecture typical of new developments.
“We’re trying to celebrate the traditional aspects of a suburb, but modernize it and make it more appealing to this day and age,” says Marc Brown, senior development manager for Genstar Development Company, the developer of Bonavista.
“It gives it a sense of place and uniqueness, separating it from other places in the area.”
Perhaps one of the biggest draws to Bonavista is its location – rather than being on a plot of land yet to be populated with shops and amenities, Bonavista is nestled between Island Lakes and Royalwood – serving as a modern extension to these developed neighbourhoods, and benefitting from everything in its proximity. “It’s an extension of the existing area of Island Lakes, providing a new home option in a well-established, well-known part of the city where there hasn’t been anything new in a long time,” says Brown.
Walking the popular Bois-des-esprits trail and visiting the splash pad at Lindsey Wilson Park are all within reach, and you’re five minutes away from St. Vital Mall and the bustling commercial centre of Sage Creek.
Plus, the already heavily-populated area is expecting more enhancements thanks to the demand for city services. “The city has identified (the southeast) as a potential future rapid transit corridor,” says Brown. “There is some will to make it happen.”
With this in mind, Genstar built the community with plenty of active transportation pathways, naturalized landscaping and parks.
The city also has plans to connect Warde Avenue all the way through to St. Anne’s Road, making it even easier to reach South St. Vital’s commercial district.
At 40 per cent complete, Bonavista has already developed its anchoring Fraipont Park and four naturalized wetlands, which provide stormwater retention and a home to plenty of wildlife.
“(Fraipont Park) goes above-and-beyond the norm for parks in Winnipeg,” says Brown. “It’s a big central park meant to be iconic as a gathering point, or a community-known area, that people can identify with and call their own.”
Bonavista was ahead of its time when it chose to light the neighbourhood with exclusively LED lights, plus its east-and-west facing grid system allows maximum solar exposure to homes, providing cost and energy savings for heating and cooling homes.
On top of the conveniences near to the area, Bonavista is right next to major thoroughfares like Lagimodière Boulevard, Bishop Grandin Boulevard and the Perimeter Highway, making it easy to go north, south, east or west.
Ready to start the new year in this highly anticipated new home community?
Contact Anthony Reyes at 204-228-2766 for more information, or visit us at 367 Bonaventure Drive W. during regular showhome hours.
(Please note holiday closures on December 24 to 26, 28 and 31.)