Land Lease: An Alternative Solution for Canada’s Housing Challenges


According to Canada’s 2016 census results (released on May 3), the country is witnessing an increasing number of seniors (up 20% since 2011) amid affordability concerns and growing demand for alternative housing solutions. These factors have major implications for the housing market, particularly as the “empty-nest” population looks to downsize – but land lease communities are offering a unique solution as a high-quality, yet affordable, home ownership model.

“Land lease is an attainable housing alternative that allows people to own their home without having to buy the land,” said Andrew Blair, President & CEO of Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities. “These high-quality homes offer significant savings relative to freehold homes, which help people free up their financial resources for other priorities like travel, family and leisure.”

Historically, when people thought of land lease, they thought of trailer parks. While trailer parks were an early version of land lease, the land lease home ownership model has evolved dramatically. Land lease homes are now both manufactured off-site and “stick-built” on location and, at-a-glance, typically look no different than freehold homes. They generally cost 30 per cent less than a freehold home, which means a lower down payment, lower monthly mortgage payments and no land transfer taxes.

“Most residents in our retirement communities were looking to escape city-life, but still wanted an active social life and convenient access to amenities,” added Blair. “At Parkbridge, we offer services such as lawn maintenance and snow shoveling, which allow homeowners to focus on the important things during retirement – not house upkeep.”

Since 1998, Parkbridge has been building and operating residential and recreational communities, and currently owns and operates close to 115 communities across the country. Additional benefits of the Parkbridge land lease model include:


  • Invested partnership – Parkbridge stays, investing in communities alongside homeowners to ensure there is ongoing, thoughtful investment in community infrastructure, standards and amenities.

  • Vibrant communities – Parkbridge fosters vibrant, active communities by ensuring homeowners have access to well-maintained shared amenities and feel safe, proud and connected to the communities in which they live.
  • Quality and responsible development – Parkbridge offers a range of residential and recreational property options, which are built with a commitment to quality and environmentally-friendly features.
  • Attractive to municipalities – with a decline in the population residing outside large cities, Parkbridge offers growth and revenue opportunities for rural municipalities.

For more information on Parkbridge land lease communities visit


About Parkbridge:

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas. Widely recognized as the industry leader in Canada, Parkbridge owns and operates the land, amenities and infrastructure while residents own their dwelling. It is a business model that offers solid investment fundamentals, high-quality, attainable and well-located products and communities, which are geared toward Canada’s changing demographics. Parkbridge’s vision is to make residential and recreational communities attainable, exceptional and sustainable for Canadians to live, vacation and retire.

For further information and interview inquiries please contact:

Pamela Bennett, Director, Corporate Communications
Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities

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2017 Twitter Party



No purchase necessary. This contest is organized by Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities (Parkbridge) and LinkedMoms and is open to all Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Residents aged 18 and older. Winner must be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec). The contest excludes employees, representatives, agents, directors and officers of Parkbridge, and members of their families and the people with whom they are domiciled.


To Participate

To participate, you must follow @ParkbridgeLife and @LinkedMoms twitter handles. You must also answer a mathematical skill-testing question. (10 X 5) + (6 -3) = ? The contest begins on April 26th at 8 p.m. EST and ends on April 27th, 9 p.m. EST. By participating in the Twitter party and entering you agree that you have read and understood these Contest Rules.



Four (4) prizes consisting of a 3 Night stay at a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Resort – in this case Lakes of Wasaga(approximate value – $1,100) and 3 gift card prizes - $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) and a $50 (Canadian Visa Gift Card) will be awarded to winners. The prize must be accepted as awarded or forfeited and cannot be redeemed for credit.


The resort stay must be utilized by October 1st, 2017 and will be at a Parkbridge Lifestyle Community Resort called Lakes of Wasaga. Transportation and meals are not included, the stay cannot be exchanged for cash value and is non-transferable.


Winners will be contacted by direct message by Parkbridge no later than April 27th, 2017. If Parkbridge cannot get a hold of the winner within 7 days all of their rights and prizes are no longer valid.

Failure to comply with one or more of the conditions listed above or any other conditions specified in these rules, the selected entrant will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. In such a case, Parkbridge may, in its sole discretion cancel the prize or make a new selection until an entrant is selected and declared winner of the prize.


General Conditions

This contest is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) only and is subject to applicable Canadian laws. Parkbridge is not responsible for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions that may limit or interfere with a participant’s ability to take part in the contest. Parkbridge reserves the right to cancel or modify the contest if fraud or technical failure threatens to destroy the integrity of the contest.


The contest is void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal force in Canada.

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Parkbridge Acquires Nestle In Resort!

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Acquires Nestle In Resort, Heron’s Landing and Glenway Village Land Lease Properties at Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Parkbridge adds three exceptional properties to its land lease community offering, for a combined portfolio of 124 properties across Canada


BOBCAYGEON, ONTARIO, January 17, 2017 – Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities (“Parkbridge”) has completed the acquisition of Nestle In Resort, Heron’s Landing and Glenway Village. Located in the heart of the Kawartha region in Ontario, Canada, these properties are an exciting addition to the Parkbridge portfolio. These retirement, family, and cottage RV resort properties are a natural fit for Parkbridge which currently owns and operates over 115 land lease properties across Canada.

Located on a stunning lakeside setting of 172 acres, with boat access to Sturgeon Lake and the Trent-Severn Waterway system, these three properties offer numerous onsite amenities including a 4,000 sq. ft community gathering centre and entertainment hall, beach volleyball and basketball courts, fitness rooms, swimming pools, marina slips, a grocery store and much more.

As Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, cottage RV resorts and marinas, Parkbridge is committed to providing attainable, comfortable and secure places to live, vacation, and retire. Nestle In Resort, Glenway Village and Heron’s Landing will contribute to Parkbridge’s position as Canada’s leader in offering land lease communities in breathtaking settings.

“We are excited about adding these properties to our Parkbridge portfolio,” says Lachlan MacLean, Vice President of Property Operations for Parkbridge. “Acquiring these three properties is a perfect opportunity for us to continue delivering on our commitment to provide quality land lease communities with top-notch amenities and services, at an attainable price point for our customers. Our Parkbridge customer experience is what really differentiates us and we look forward to sharing these properties with our existing and future customers.”

For more information on Parkbridge please visit


About Parkbridge:

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc. is Canada’s leading owner, operator and developer of residential land lease communities, recreational resorts and marinas. Widely recognized as the industry leader in Canada, Parkbridge owns and operates the land, amenities, and infrastructure while residents own the dwelling. It is a business model which offers solid investment fundamentals, high quality, affordable and

well-located products, and communities which are geared toward Canada’s changing demographics. Parkbridge’s vision is to make residential and recreational communities affordable, yet exceptional.

For further information and interview inquiries please contact:

Jessica Moran

Communications Lead

Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities


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A Wintery Vacation in Whistler, British Columbia

For the true outdoors lover, and for the those who love to ski and snowboard in Whistler, Parkbridge Resorts offers a unique vacation destination called Riverside Resort in Whistler. Surround yourself by the true nature and beauty of Whistler, British Columbia at this year-round Camping & RV Resort.

Whether you are camping in your RV, or you plan on renting a Cabin or Yurt, Riverside Resorts accommodations provide great comfort for you, your friends or your family.

Unique Yurts

Although they're growing in popularity, but still uncommon; Riverside Resort offers insulated Yurt Rentals. With a surprising amount of living space, and tucked away where all you see is the surrounding mountains and breathtaking wilderness, these Yurts come equipped with bunk beds, a futon, dining table and chairs, electricity, and heating. Nearby are all of the creature comforts you would expect when camping - water, shower facilities, and the resorts lodge. 

These Yurts offer all of the qualities of camping, without the hassle. And, being so close to Whistler, there couldn't be a more original accommodation to enjoy during a ski trip, or a wintery family escape. 

Featured on Hello BC's website as a top Unique Accommodations at BC Ski Resorts, there is a reason  these unique Yurts draw so much attention!

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Cabin Rentals


For those looking for a bit more comfort, or more room for friends or family - Riverside Whistler Camping & RV Resort offers fully equipped cabin rentals.

With a large common living area including a large sofa, ottoman, tv and dining table for entertainment, along with two bedrooms (one queen size bed and a two double beds), full size washroom with showers, and a compact kitchen - a winter vacation while truly enjoying the outdoors has never been so great! The cabins allow you to be surrounded by the mountains and fresh Whistler air, and provide some quiet serenity away from all of the rushing and traffic of daily life, while still keeping those creature comforts nearby.

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“A Family Getaway to Melody Bay Resort: Where Memories Are Made”

Country Mouse City Mom recently enjoyed a visit to Melody Bay Resort with her family.

Experiencing the joys of the Kawarthas, and everything Melody Bay has to offer. Her and her family enjoyed eveyrhting from relaxing sunsets and warm nights by the fire, to the crystal clear pools, days lounging at the patio, and the massive network of hiking trails. Country Mouse, City Mom truly enjoyed her time.

Read the full article here. Click Here.

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Félicitations aux gagnants du concours de photos 2016 de Parkbridge!

Le concours de photos 2016 de Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities est maintenant terminé et nous sommes heureux de dévoiler les gagnants!

Cette année, le concours était axé sur l’amour et la fierté de nos clients pour leur communauté. Nous avons été enchantés de recevoir plus de 200 photos qui ont réussi à immortaliser non seulement la beauté des lieux, mais également les expériences formidables vécues par ces gens qui font de nos communautés des endroits fabuleux!

D’innombrables occasions de photos se sont présentées au fil des saisons, que ce soit un kayak glissant sur l’eau, un coucher de soleil éblouissant, un chalet enneigé, un poisson pêché depuis le quai ou une famille à bord d’une voiturette de golf. Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir partager avec vous ces instants magiques qui tissent de délicieux souvenirs.

Merci à tous ceux qui ont pris le temps de participer au concours, qui ont saisi des instants précieux et qui nous les font partager!

Les photos gagnantes ont été soumises dans de nouvelles catégories établies cette année, soit :

  • Meilleure photo de famille et d’amis : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo de paysages : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo de groupes : 100 $
  • Meilleure photo, toutes catégories : 350 $

En plus de présenter les gagnants, nous vous avons préparé un diaporama des photos de nos finalistes

Meilleure photo de famille et d’amis: Pioneer Point Resort

Meilleure photo de groupes: Skyline Resort

Meilleure photo de paysages: Lonesome Pine Resort

Meilleure photo, toutes catégories: Parc La Conception Resort

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2016 Parkbridge Photo Contest Announcement

Congratulations to our 2016 Parkbridge Photo Contest Winners!

The 2016 Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities photo contest has drawn to a close and we are excited to announce the winners!

This year’s photo-contest focussed on our customer’s love and pride in their communities. We were delighted to receive over 200 entries which captured the scenic beauty and incredible adventures and activities of the people who make our communities great!

Photographic opportunities were endless this year from kayaks on the water, dazzling sunsets, snow-covered cottages, fishing off the docks and families on golf carts. We are thrilled to share these community moments with you and the memories that were made along the way.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the contest, capture and share your community moments!

Winners were selected in the following categories which are new for 2016:

• Top friends & family photo - $100
• Top landscape photo - $100
• Top group photo - $100
• Best photo overall - $350

In addition to showcasing the winners, we put together a slideshow of our finalist photos for you to enjoy!

Winning Friends & Family Photo: Pioneer Point

Winning Group Photo: Skyline Resort

Winning Landscape Photo: Lonesome Pine Resort

Winning Photo Overall: Parc La Conception Resort

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