BRIDGE CONNECTING TWO MARKHAM NEIGHBOURHOODS OPENS
MARKHAM, ON., APRIL 17, 2015 - The only paved connection between the East and West Villages of award-winning Angus Glen Community in Markham is now officially complete. To mark the occasion, City of Markham Mayor, Councillor Amanda Collucci, and ratepayers association president Paul Bourbonniere joined with Lindsay Stollery and Kylemore Communities’ Patrick O’Hanlon and Frank Spaziani, to be first to cross Blackstock Bridge, and likely the only ones to do so in golf carts. Guests were invited to unveil one of four naming plaques installed on the bridge.
The bridge is named after Frank Blackstock Stollery, the grandfather of Arthur Stollery who purchased the land known as Angus Glen in the 1950s. Frank Stollery’s father, William, was a Toronto-area home builder and entrepreneur who loaned Frank $1,000 which he used to open his own haberdashery shop on Yonge Street at Bloor in 1901. Frank named the business “Stollerys” which ultimately grew to be a city landmark and destination shop for men’s and women’s wear until it sold in 2015. Frank remained active in the retail clothing profession until his retirement in 1968.
“We are pleased the bridge is named after Frank in recognition of the Stollery family’s history in home building and entrepreneurship,” said Lindsay Stollery, great-granddaughter of Frank Blackstock Stollery.
Since 1997, Kylemore has been developing and building Angus Glen Community. “It has always been in our master-plan to connect the two neighbourhoods by extending Angus Glen Boulevard across the creek. We know that the residents will appreciate this new route to get around from home, to parks, shops, the Angus Glen Community Centre, Angus Glen Golf Club and local schools,” said Patrick O’Hanlon, president of Kylemore Communities. Kylemore worked under the direction of the Ministry of Natural Resources to ensure the bridge-building program caused the least amount of disruption to the creek and environment.
Angus Glen Community comprises almost 1,100 homes, numerous parks, golf courses, shops and restaurants and won a prestigious 2014 Markham Design Excellence Award. In 2013, the community received the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association’s “Places to Grow Low-rise Community of the Year” Award.
Kylemore’s Sales Centre is at 285 Angus Glen Boulevard, south off Major MacKenzie Road, west of Kennedy Road. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday by appointment only call 905-887-9950. For more information visit KylemoreCommunities.com.
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