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Maxx Urban Towns

By: Trillium Housing, VanMar Developments

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2635 William Jackson Drive, Pickering, ON, Canada

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Completed in 2021

A new community of townhomes is coming to rural Pickering. Introducing Maxx Urban Towns, a stunning new development by VanMar Developments and Trillium Housing located at William Jackson Dr & Earl Grey Ave.  From $439,900.

With easy access to Durham Transit and plenty of lifestyle amenities, Maxx Urban Towns is set to raise the bar of townhome living in Pickering. Currently in the pre-construction phase, this Dufferin Heights community will be part of a brand new district in the north of the city. This project proposed a total of 216 units and it is located backs onto Pickering Golf Course. This is MAXX Urban Towns, an exciting and affordable collection of modern stacked townhomes delivering new home buyers maximum value in an ideal locale. 1 Bedroom from the mid $300's and 2&3 bedrooms from the low $400's.

Maxx Urban Towns

Maxx Urban Town Highlight:

  • Next to Pickering Go Station
  • Just 20 mins from Toronto
  • MintuesFrom Pickering Town Centre
  • Convenient access to Hwy 401,412,407 and 404
  • Less than 35 Minutes to Union Station And Pearson Airport


An exciting and affordable collection of Modern Stacked Townhomes, Maxx Urban Towns is located just 20 minutes from Downtown Toronto and surrounded by excellent neighbourhood amenities with easy access to major highways.

Take a look at the numbers behind the city and see why so many homebuyers are picking Pickering. The city of Pickering is undergoing a dramatic transformation with a landmark pedestrian bridge, casino, waterpark, airport, and more on the way. With a myriad of businesses, parks, stores, restaurants, and transit readily available, it’s no wonder Pickering has been named “the best
place in Canada to raise a family”. Enjoy the convenience of having everything you need just steps away at Maxx Urban Towns.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Maxx Urban Towns


This exciting development is located in the north of Pickering. This area, Dufferin Heights is a growing community just a short way away from the heart of the city. This rural area is just minutes from the Pickering Golf Club, Greenwood Conservation Area, Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens, and many other gorgeous green spaces.

Right down the street from Pickering Town Centre, a shopping mall with over 200 retail stores, including a Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as a Cineplex Cinemas, Winners & Homesense, and many more. 

Maxx Urban Towns

A great deal of Pickering's local facilities can be found within a very short distance. Places like Pickering City Hall, Pickering Public Library, as well as two higher learning institutions - Durham College and Centennial College Pickering Campus. 

With other staple big box stores a short drive away like Home Depot, Loblaws, Canadian Tire and Walmart, residents of Maxx will find that everyday chores and errands a simple, convenient affair. 


The first phase of this community will consist of 8 blocks, with thirteen three-storey stacked townhouses containing a total of 130 units. These units will range from 784 square feet to 1,120 square feet. These spacious, functional suites will feature multiple floor plans, and range between 2 and 3 bedrooms, while also featuring floor plans that include dens.

Maxx Urban Towns

These homes will be accessible from private roads and pedestrian walkways. The parking spaces will be underground, a total of 4045 spaces, and the complex will also provide 264 spaces for bicycle parking. 

Inside the suits, residents will love the 9-foot ceilings on main floors, the  stylish laminate flooring and many other features and finishes that will make the suites truly feel like home. Top-level units will also have rooftop terraces, while ground-level units will have charming patio spaces. 

Within the townhomes complex, a beautiful playground square green space will make a charming meeting place, and recreation space for kids. This park under a canopy of trees will be the first green space in a series throughout the blocks of the development, bringing nature and relaxation to residents of Maxx. Later, a 900 square metre park will be landscaped along the community’s southern border.

Maxx Urban Towns

Maxx will also provide 54 square metres of indoor amenity space, as well, and while a full list of amenities hasn’t yet been released, register with MyCondoPro to receive any updates as soon as they become available. 

3.Transit Options

Maxx is located in the northern rural areas of Pickering. And while the area is largely dependent on car traffic, mass transit is still quite convenient. Only 10 minutes by car from Pickering GO Station, commuters will find it easy to park and ride, and reach the downtown core by way of the GO Train commuter rails in short order.

A brand new GO station is planned for the nearby Brock Road and C.P. rail line. This new station will be only 15 minutes by foot, making for a new truly convenient way for residents to commute throughout the GTA in the future.  

Maxx Urban Towns

Also nearby is the Pickering Parkway Terminal - with five Durham Region bus routes at this station. Maxx is also very close by to the Highway 401,  residents of Maxx face short, manageable commutes into the city, and with connections to Northbound highways like Highway 12, the 404, and the 400, trips up north to Barrie, the Kawartha Lakes, and the "cottage country" of the Muskokas is easy. 

The area is prime for transit options, and these options are only going to grow, with a new airport planned for the area. Estimates currently place the new airport at an operational date of sometime in 2027. 


Trillium Housing is a new initiative in Ontario, focusing on the development of entry-level housing ownership. This non-profit corporation which purchases land from the provincial government, develops communities, and offers affordable homes for entry-level buyers.

A response to Canada’s housing market, where prices continue to grow, Trillium is dedicated to providing housing for people that matches their income. Since they are a non-profit, Trillium is not incentivized to raise prices artificially, and every cent earned is reinvested into providing more affordable housing. 

VanMar Constructors meanwhile, are a trusted developer, known for building communities in Ontario, and British Columbia. Founded in 1972,  VanMar has a varied portfolio, having built healthcare facilities, student residences and private residences. 

A large part of their success is likely due to their founders - the Van Maren brothers, who have been steadfast in their commitment to provide affordable housing, and building communities that thrive. 

No matter the project, VanMar has always risen to the task, and with such a reputation for not only giving back to their communities, but to uplifting, and working with initiatives like Trillium Housing, VanMar has shown that it is a truly trustworthy, socially responsible developer. 

5.Investment Opportunities

Durham Region is a hot real estate market, and continues to grow every year. Outpacing even Toronto itself, Durham is an attractive location for families looking to homes along the shores of Lake Ontario, within commuting distance to Toronto, and also offers many rustic, slower-paced towns in the north of the Region. The housing market in Ajax in particular has grown by a staggering 72% since 2012, with the average condo price sitting well below that of Toronto proper.

This growth is largely due to the influx of population, which is undergoing a dramatic downtown rejuvenation. Millions have been invested in building a new urban core to the city and surrounding areas, with emphasis on higher density and master-planned communities with amenities right at the doorsteps to these new condominiums and subdivisions. 

With the city's intention to revitalize the city centre, with the Pickering Town Centre Redevelopment Program, the area surrounding this central location is looking to see a large influx of homes and densification. This makes investment in this area a smart move as the region of Pickering continues to rejuvenate these core neighbourhoods. 

Meanwhile, the northern neighbourhood of Dufferin Heights is expected to attract 30,000 new jobs and 60,000 new residents by 2031. Naturally, this means property in the area will be in high demand, and therefore, Maxx is expected to offer returns for investors.

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