“Building communities is more than just building homes,” says Shakir Rehmatullah, It’s all part of FLATO’s bigger vision for Southgate Township and its unparalleled community engagement.
“Building communities is more than just building homes,” says Shakir Rehmatullah, President of FLATO Developments. FLATO has developed a reputation for its attention to detail, while also focusing on a holistic, forward-looking vision for towns and cities in which they build. “We want to enhance the communities in which we are building,” he adds.
That visionary approach is quickly turning the peaceful, pleasant township of Southgate, Ontario into a retirement destination worth noting. Edgewood Suites, an adult lifestyle community there, is the latest of several developments in the town, itself a response to an urgent need for senior apartments. The company’s bigger vision is seen in other local projects. “We listened to local residents’ needs when we worked on the plan for this new community,” says Rehmatullah.
The company is behind a number of other developments in town, including Edgewood Greens, Carriage House, Edgewood Plaza, and more. Edgewood Greens is 1,200 new spacious homes up to 4,000 sq.ft., ideal for families looking for more living space and large private backyards. Carriage House is an exquisite collection of well-crafted townhomes and detached homes that offer magnificent heritage exteriors and the kind of interior features and finishes families love. Edgewood Plaza, just off Hwy 10, is FLATO’s response to the town’s commercial needs.
It’s all part of FLATO’s bigger vision for Southgate Township and its unparalleled community engagement. They helped back a new full service healthcare clinic right in the heart of Dundalk, working with the township and Grey Bruce Health Services to make it happen. In fact, they donated $1 million to get the project underway. FLATO wants to “expand access to primary care, mental health, social and home care services for area residents,” says Rehmatullah.
55 and older adults, not only from the area, but from the GTA and elsewhere, should find it appealing to think of their retirement destination in the context of that bigger vision that’s both visionary and generous-hearted. Edgewood Suites, holding a preview event in December 2021, offers a choice between studio rentals, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites. While the suites are beautiful, the true appeal of this community will be the lifestyle. Within the building, a sense of community will thrive, with amenities like a cards room, a rec room, a multipurpose room, a library and a faith room. Residents can also take advantage of the helpful concierge service, and enjoy open dining, a BBQ patio and gazebo.
Activities in the community include wine and cheese socials, poker nights, and many easy friendships. Here’s the full list of what you’ll enjoy:
On top of that, you can also pay for more helpful programs such as the following:
Expect vibrant, carefree, adult living like you’ve dreamed of and deserve. Dundalk is rich in small town charm, natural beauty and superb local amenities, as noted above, many of those built by FLATO with its bigger picture in mind. As Shakir Rehmatullah says, “We strive to create dynamic and vibrant neighbourhoods, for homeowners at all stages of their lives.”
Get away from it all in Dundalk
Located in southwest Grey County, midway between the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the blue waters of Georgian Bay, Dundalk offers a vibrant and rewarding lifestyle enriched with rolling countryside, idyllic villages, shopping and dining, hiking and biking trails and more. The four-season resort communities of Collingwood and Blue Mountain are less than an hour’s drive from town.
Here, there are many exciting opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Hike or bike along the CP Rail Trail that winds through forests and meadows. Along Highway 10, you can explore quaint villages, farm-fresh bakeries, country markets and scenic lookouts. Drive to Collingwood or Blue Mountain for a day of fun and discovery. Closer to home, there’s the Dundalk Arena & Community Centre, Dundalk Pool or Memorial Park. This is an area that lets you enjoy life the way you love it—either laid-back and tranquil or active and energized. Edgewood Suites gives you the best of both worlds.
More about FLATO’s community commitment in Grey County and elsewhere
Since its founding in 2005, FLATO has been committed to supporting charities and causes in places where the developer operates and builds new communities. From giving to local hospitals and clinics to promoting arts and culture, FLATO is dedicated to positive change in our communities.
FLATO has supported the arts in King Township, with donations to Arts Society King (ASK). The company has also donated generously to the King Township Food Bank and other community food banks.
FLATO recently donated $20,000 to the Run for Vaughan, which supports the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital and was instrumental in the creation of the Shakir Rehmatullah Cancer Clinic at the Markham Stouffville Hospital.
FLATO also actively supports Markdale Hospital in Grey County, and its lobby now bears the name FLATO Developments, as well as the South East Grey Community Health Centre, Headwaters Hospital in Dufferin County, and Stevenson Memorial Hospital in New Tecumseth.
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