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Marlin Spring’s Symphony Towns moving forward

By Dave Flaherty/The Oshawa Express

Units are now available for purchase in one of Oshawa’s most exciting new housing developments.

Symphony Towns is a new pre-construction townhouse development by Marlin Spring Developments, a Toronto-based company.

Erin Millar, director of sales and marketing, told The Oshawa Express the company recently finished a project called The Mack in Vaughan.

Marlin Spring also owns several mid-rise projects in the GTA, as well as other townhouse developments in Richmond Hill and Woodbridge.

Millar says Symphony Towns is their first venture into the east end of the region.

“We are keen that this project gets our footprint and our brand out there from a recognition perspective,” Millar says.

The land was formerly home to F.J. Donevan Collegiate Institute, which closed in 2010.

Proximity to Highway 401 and GO Transit were big factors in the company’s interest, according to Millar.

Marlin Spring plans to build more than 200 two and three-storey townhouses on approximately 13 acres of land.

Prices range from the mid-$500,000s to the mid-$600,000s.

While it is expected a wide range of buyers will settle in Symphony Towns, Millar identifies two specific groups that have gravitated towards the development.

The first is buyers from areas such as Pickering and Scarborough who are looking for more affordable options.

“We are getting east-end buyers that are a little bit closer to the city. This allows them to sell their house there, be a bit more cash flow positive, and put a little money in the bank,” she says.

The move to Oshawa would only add about another 20-minute drive for those who work in Toronto, says Millar.

“That’s attractive for people who are already in a commuter mindset,” she says.

Symphony Towns is also a good option for those who are moving to Oshawa as part of the growing technology, health and research industries in the city.

While the recent closure of the GM assembly plant has dominated headlines, Millar says these growing sectors are some of the “good news stories” in Oshawa.

“It’s been interesting for us because there are so many great things happening that are coming to the forefront,” she adds.

As part of the development, Marlin Spring will be building a park that will then be conveyed to the city after completion.

Millar says this park will be available to all Oshawa residents, not just those living in Symphony Towns.

It is expected the company will begin servicing the lands this spring, with construction slated to begin later in 2020.

The first round of residents should be able to move into their homes in early-2022, Millar said.

Millar stated while the name Marlin Spring may be unfamiliar to many Oshawa residents, the company has a strong reputation and portfolio.

There may be even more developments in Oshawa down the road.

“It’s definitely something that we will continue to look at,” she said.

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