Podium Developments and Building Capital have teamed up once again to deliver Ironwood in North Oshawa, an exciting new master-planned townhome community at 1569 Simcoe Street. The GTA-based developers previously partnered on the successful University Studios located just down the street at 1900 Simcoe Street North, which quickly sold out in 2016.

“What’s great about Podium and Building Capital is that we’re not dogmatic in that we have to do one thing or type of product,” said Christian Huggett, Vice President of Development at Podium Developments. “We’re known for doing student housing because that’s our bread and butter, but primarily we’re developers and builders so we’re able to branch out into projects outside of student housing and Ironwood in North Oshawa was a natural progression for us.”


Situated at 1569 Simcoe Street North, between Conlin Road East and Taunton Road East, Ironwood is ideally located on an infill site that’s rich in history. Habitation began around the 1400s followed by Iroquois settlements in the 1700s. Over the next two centuries, the land saw a mix of uses including the Pleasure Valley Ranch tourist attraction in the 1950s. The park drew tourists and locals alike with its man-made lake, dance hall, pools, clubhouse, outdoor skating, horses and other animal attractions.

With the launch of Ironwood in North Oshawa, the site will once again be reinvigorated with families putting down roots and making new memories. Surrounded by protected greenspace, residents of Ironwood will have access to the meandering trails that connect the property’s private outdoor amenities.


These include a toboggan hill, off-leash dog park, playing field/ice rink, community garden, yoga clearing and a children’s playground. On the eastern portion of the site, a cattail clearing will provide the perfect setting for observing and learning about the local flora and fauna, including butterflies, amphibians, birds and the cattails (also known as bulrushes). The development is conveniently close to public transportation along with the many shopping, dining and entertainment venues that line Simcoe Street.


Priced from the mid $500,000s, Ironwood consists of 125 freehold townhomes with a minimal common element fee of $150 per month that covers maintenance for landscaping, visitor parking and private resident parking. Prospective homebuyers can choose from three collections of homes, each available with optional upgrades and layout modifications to suit individual tastes and styles. Exteriors boast a clean, contemporary design with welcoming entryways, large windows and quality metal, wood-finish and panel cladding.


Inside, the layouts range in size from 1,700 to 1,858 square feet and feature three- or four-bedroom floorplans with a backyard or rooftop terrace (as per plan). Standard finishes include nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, laminate floors throughout the ground floor, ceramic floors in bathrooms and laundry rooms, and granite countertops in kitchens.

“The concept is a blending of urban and suburban,” said Huggett “We’ve combined urban condo-style finishes with suburban features like backyards and expansive rooftop terraces.”


Phase one of Ironwood in North Oshawa includes approximately 40 units available in the initial release. To learn more about the development, visit the presentation centre, now open for preview registrations at 1700 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa. Hours are Monday to Wednesday from 12pm to 6pm, Thursday from 2pm to 8pm and weekends from 11am to 5pm.

For more information call 905 576 0139 or email

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