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Growing Places to Build in Ontario

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When it comes to building the perfect home, the location is as important as the house itself. Do you long for a quiet country retreat, or a bustling town with city connections? We’re profiling four of the best growing communities Ontario has to offer.



It’s no wonder Shelburne is now the fastest-growing town in the country. Located in the heart of Dufferin County, this beautiful farming community offers affordable housing and small-town charm within commuting distance to Brampton and Mississauga.

Downtown Shelburne is lined with a mix of grand Victorian and cozy, post-WWII homes, with subdivisions to the south. The town boasts three elementary schools and a high school to serve its modest population of 8,216. Though Shelburne itself doesn’t have a bustling night life, residents can reach destinations like Collingwood, Blue Mountain, and Wasaga Beach in just 40 minutes.

Shelburne is a welcome change of pace from the ever-expanding metropolitan region and a great place to build in Ontario. Property in Shelburne will only increase in value as the town continues to grow.


This Grey County community is much more than a vacation destination. Due to its thriving information technology sector and strong local infrastructure, Collingwood recently topped the list of best places to start a business in Canada. What was historically seen as a place for recreation has become one of our country’s fastest-growing communities.

For those who love the outdoors, this growing community hosts an abundance of activities all year long. Residents can sail the Georgian Bay or walk its stunning store lines. Blue Mountain offers bicycling in the summer and some of Ontario’s best skiing and snowboarding in the winter. There are also a number of golf courses just outside town.

While housing prices have risen along with the rest of the province, land in Collingwood is still more affordable than it is in much of southern Ontario, so it’s an appealing option for families looking to build in Ontario.


Known both as “The Friendly City” and “The Dairy Capital of Canada”, Woodstock combines small-town values with urban conveniences. The Oxford County hub is located just off Highway 401, making for an easy commute to Toronto or Kitchener-Waterloo. Scores of young families are flocking to Woodstock to escape the noise and hustle of the big city.

Though it now boasts a population of 40,000, Woodstock has managed to preserve its close-knit, community atmosphere. Residents celebrate the town’s country roots with a weekly farmer’s market and annual Dairy Capital Cheese Fest. The city offers dozens of lush parks, and the thriving downtown streets are dotted with trees and gardens.

Land is set to become a hot commodity in Woodstock, so now is a great time to build a home in this growing city.


Woolwich is the jewel Waterloo region. This sprawling township weaves together the towns of Elmira, St. Jacobs, Breslau, and several other small farming communities. Tourists flock to the township to experience the famous farmer’s market and historic buildings, but residents can enjoy the beautiful countryside at their leisure.

Woolwich has flourished in recent years, growing to a population of 25,000. But since that population is spread out over various small towns, the area offers an escape from the density of the Kitchener-Waterloo core.

With its proximity to a wealth of work and educational opportunities, Woolwich is an ideal place for families to lay down roots and start fresh.

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    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.