Launched in 2018, Canvas on the Rouge by Flato Developments Inc. celebrated a major milestone last weekend with an official groundbreaking ceremony. Attended by local media, Flato employees and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, the successful event marked the start of construction on the 111-unit condo project.

“This project is called the Canvas and what a beautiful canvas it is,” said Scarpitti.“You couldn’t have picked a better location in the city of Markham, situated right next to the Rouge River Valley.”


As a ‘family first community,’ Canvas on the Rouge offers everything modern families are looking for. Prospective homebuyers will enjoy maintenance-free condo living within a contemporary six-storey building with desirable amenities and an excellent location near schools, parks and nature trails.

“Flato has been focussed on developing master-planned communities in Ontario for over a decade,” said Shakir Rehmatullah, President of Flato Developments. “Markham is an incredible location for growing families, which is why we’ve designed a condominium project that appeals to them. Regardless of the size of your family, there’s truly something for everyone.”


Located at 9700 Ninth Line, the development’s convenient location is minutes from the Mount Joy GO Station, Highway 407, the Centennial Community Centre and the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Residents will have acres of verdant parks and greenspaces to explore including Little Rouge Creek, Greensborough Pond, and Castlemore Park, but will also be within proximity to shopping malls, restaurants and supermarkets.

“Canvas allows homebuyers to live in the safety and security of an established community near the Rouge River,” said Rehmatullah. “With transit at your beck and call, highways just minutes away, and greenspace surrounding the property, Canvas gives you luxury, location, and an unparalleled quality of life. Plus, living in Markham means homebuyers never have to give up any of the amenities of larger centres like Toronto.”


Canvas also offers a countless array of building amenities designed for health and entertainment. Residents can work up a sweat in the fully-equipped gym room or enjoy a soothing dip in the whirlpool tub. Like to entertain? Canvas has you covered with its sleek party room and stunning rooftop terrace.


Priced from the $400,000s, the collection of suites at Canvas on the Rouge boast spacious, open-concept floorplans with one, two, or three bedrooms. Ranging in size from 605 square feet to 1,024 square feet, the homes are specifically designed with families in mind. Each unit features functional layouts and impressive features and finishes, from nine-foot ceilings to high quality laminate floors in main living areas. Kitchens come well-equipped with luxurious HanStone quartz countertops, cabinets with extended uppers, decorative glass tile backsplashes and energy efficient appliances.

To learn more about Canvas on the Rouge, visit or drop by the presentation centre located at 3621 Highway 7 East, Suite 503 in Markham. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

For more information, call 905 479 9292 or email

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