Nestled in historic downtown Orillia, Matchedash Lofts will bring urban character to Ontario’s heartland, helping to define the downtown core with a mixed-use industrial-style building. With a WalkScore of 97®, the project caters to a walkable environment.
The building design is guided by the principles of new urbanism and Orillia’s Downtown Tomorrow waterfront revitalization plan; with an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle and community.
The development will consist of loft style live/work, garden and lake-view terrace units, as well as commercial and retail space at Mississauga Street. Inspired by the charm and character of the city, Matchedash Lofts will be a tailored addition to Orillia’s historic downtown.
Set upon the shores of Lakes Couchiching, Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway, Orillia acts as a gateway between Muskoka and Toronto. Located one hour north of Toronto and minutes from Muskoka, residents of Orillia can enjoy both worlds comfortably while surrounded by the natural beauty of Simcoe County.
The site is mere steps from the water with immediate access to parks, open space and 29km of trails for the outdoor enthusiasts. In the winter months the City’s close proximity to Mount St. Louis Moonstone and Horseshoe Resort provide easy access to skiing and winter activities.
Orillia operates as a hub for Central Ontario by virtue of its location at the crossroads of Highway 11 and 12, including a port-of-call for the waterway and surrounding lake. Just across the lake, Casino Rama Resort provides access to gaming and big-name entertainment. Golf is popular throughout Simcoe Country, featuring courses of varying difficulty in close proximity to the downtown.
Distinctively Canadian, the “Sunshine City” celebrates a rich heritage and arts community, producing the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Stephen Leacock, Elizabeth Wyn Wood and Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael. The festivals held by the City reflect an active and talented community with over 25 events annually.
The Mariposa Folk Festival hosts incredible musical talent and First Nation storytelling, while The Festival of Banners lines the downtown streets with art submitted by residents. Nearby beaches along Lake Couchiching hold the Scottish Festival and the city’s renowned Canada Day Celebration.
The Museum of Art and History, the Opera House and the Orillia Public Library are landmarks within the historic core. The city’s value for arts, heritage, cultural and community organizations, makes a tangible impact on quality of life.
Unlike other small towns, Orillia maintains a lively atmosphere throughout the winter, offering services year round with an array of modern recreation facilities. As a testament to their motto “A Healthier Future,” Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital is within walking distance of Matchedash with a recently completed $85 million expansion and redevelopment.
Lakehead University recently completed a $45 million campus within the City, becoming the first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Campus in Canada. The city is fast becoming the most exciting place to invest and live in Ontario with a bright and healthy future. Matchedash Lofts embraces that character to provide a comfortable and stylish new urban location while complimenting all the City has to offer.
Matchedash Lofts offers limited internal amenities to lower condominium fees and encourage integration into the community, all within walking distance.
Founded in 2008, Oakleigh is a real estate investment, development and management company with a focus on urban restoration and renewal projects in historic city centres.
Guided by the principles of New Urbanism and a passion for heritage, Oakleigh is steadfast in its approach to protecting the design integrity of its projects.
We believe that sustainable development is more than just an environmental consideration. By working closely with public and private stakeholders, we strive to incorporate new and revitalized buildings within the existing fabric and character of the community.
The partners of Oakleigh have over thirty years of international experience in development, planning, architecture, engineering, construction and project management. This range of experience gives Oakleigh a unique perspective and comprehensive approach to real estate investment.
Utilizing creative planning and design, along with innovative construction methods and technology, Oakleigh strives to build for the future while respecting the past, at a standard of quality that will satisfy the test of time.