H.O.M.E. – Home Ownership Made Easy in Bramalea

When: Built circa 1967-1969.

Where: Parts of the D, E, and F-Sections

Who: Built by Bramalea Consolidated Developments Inc., Sweetgrass Homes, Tall Oaks Construction, D.R.H. Holdings Limited, Claran Homes Limited, Consolidated Building Coporation, and a handfull of other builders

What I know: Large parts of the D, E, and F-Section were built as a part of the Ontario Government’s Home Ownership Made Easy (H.O.M.E.) plan.

A handful of builders took place in the program, but sadly I do not have any plans for such houses – although at the bottom of this post I have the price list (thanks to a blog reader!) and the exterior images of some of the semi-detached houses built by Bramalea Consolidated Developments.  Some of the plans appear to be based on those at the first phase of Southgate Village: https://bramaleablog.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/southgate-village/ and Twingate: https://bramaleablog.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/twingate/

It has been suggested that perhaps plans were not handed out due to the quick buying frenzy for the houses. If any readers have the plans built in these areas under the H.O.M.E. plan please let me know!

 The articles below are for the detached and semi-detached houses in these areas built under the plan, but some of the townhouse complexes throughout Bramalea were also built as a part of the H.O.M.E. plan. The Villages of Central Park (the zero lot-line houses) were also built under the same program in the 1970s – and will be the subject of an upcoming post.

41 of the houses on Epsom Downs Drive were actually moved from Etobicoke to make way for the widening of HWY 27! (See article below from August 12, 1968)

Some of the houses were built on leased land. Most of these have probably been bought out, but I am wondering if any land leases still exist?

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Toronto Daily Star, August 1, 1967c67aug1a

Toronto Daily Star, August 2, 1967 d67aug2b

Toronto Daily Star, August 2, 1967 e67aug3

Toronto Daily Star, August 3, 1967 f67aug5

Toronto Daily Star, August 5, 1967 g67aug5a

Toronto Daily Star, August 5, 1967 h67aug8

Toronto Daily Star, August 8, 1967 i67aug8c

Toronto Daily Star, August 8, 1967 j67aug8b

Toronto Daily Star, August 8, 1967 k67aug8d

Toronto Daily Star, August 8, 1967 l67aug8a

Toronto Daily Star, August 8, 1967 m67aug9

Toronto Daily Star, August 9, 1967 n67aug12

Toronto Daily Star, August 12, 1967 o67sept27

Toronto Daily Star, September 27, 1967 p67sept27a

Toronto Daily Star, September 27, 1967

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Toronto Daily Star, February 21, 1968s68feb21

Toronto Daily Star, February 21, 1968 t68apr13

Toronto Daily Star, April 13, 1968 u68may11

Toronto Daily Star, May 11, 1968 v68aug12a

Toronto Daily Star, August 12, 1968 ww68aug12

Toronto Daily Star, August 12, 1968 x68sept28

Toronto Daily Star, September 28, 1968 y68nov30

Toronto Daily Star, November 30, 1968 z69feb15

Toronto Daily Star, February 15, 1969zz69feb22

Toronto Daily Star, February 22, 1969 zzz69mar22

Toronto Daily Star, March 22, 1969

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Did you (or your parents) wait in line for one of these houses? Do you have a story to share about the experience? Please feel free to leave any thoughts in the comments section.

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4 thoughts on “H.O.M.E. – Home Ownership Made Easy in Bramalea

  1. My mom still lives on Eringate Rod in a HOME. I remember my dad talking about how they had a land lease seperate from the house price. We moved there in June 1968. Next door neighbours have one of the Etobicoke houses.

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