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Colliers Brings a Piece of Waterfront History to Market in Ontario

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Development opportunity consisting of 36-acres with just under 1,400 SF of frontage along the shores of Lake of Bays

An iconic, 36-acre, waterfront property located along the shores of Lake of Bays, just two hours north of Toronto, is now on the market and available for sale as an investment and development opportunity. This exclusive, all-season resort offers luxurious cottages and villas, on-site amenities, and significant potential for revenue growth through further development.

Historical significance in a sought-after location

Originally operated as Birch Haven Resort with a history dating to the 1950s, the property was acquired by the current owners and re-envisioned as The Landscapes – Lake of Bays, a Private Residence Club, in the mid-2000s.

The first phase of The Landscapes consisted of two cottages and two four-plex villa units that were marketed and sold as fractional ownership intervals. Subsequent phases of The Landscapes development included additional residential units, resort amenities such as the Recreation Complex with outdoor pool, hot tub and fireplace, boat docks, an extensive boardwalk, a two-storey boathouse with lounge and fireplace, a beach cabana, a tennis/sports court, a volleyball court/skating rink, a temporary fitness centre, and a maintenance building.

Nearby, visitors and locals alike will find the iconic BigWin Island golf club, a 520 acre island paradise, complemented by resort style services and world-class golf.

Seeking innovative developers

The Landscapes and amenity portions of the property are situated on approximately 20 acres of land and have been built out to approximately 30% of the current allowable density of 64 residential units in addition to the various amenities. The development of the project also included the construction of roads, water, sewage treatment, electrical and propane utilities with significant excess capacity available. The majority of the fractional intervals within The Landscapes have been sold by the developers over the past 15 years. Included in this offering are 12 fractional intervals of remaining inventory in Phase 2 of The Landscapes development. 

The other component of this offering is the Baysville Shores property consisting of approximately 16 acres immediately adjacent to The Landscapes. The Baysville Shores lands are held in a related company and envisioned to accommodate 80 residential “woodland” units that could ultimately access the resort amenities at The Landscapes. 

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Experts collaborating with experts

Mark Lester, founder of Unique Properties (Colliers’ premier division for distinctive and unique properties) Matt Johnson, Senior Vice President and Peter Davies, Senior Vice President, have partnered to bring this property to market.

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