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Kailin Corp. wants to build communities, not just new homes

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Nestled in the heart of Prince Edward County, Ontario’s fastest growing wine region, Kaitlin Corporation has unveiled plans for its Cork & Vine community which the builder says will continue the company’s tradition of creating neighborhoods where the emphasis is on quality of life for all.

« As with our other projects, we are starting with a prime location, close to the great outdoors and an abundance of local attractions,
and then complement those attributes with great on-site amenities,” said Bill Daniell, president of Kaitlin Corp. at the grand opening of the site held last month at the Karlo Esate Winery in Prince Edward County.

Located next to the city of Wellington, Cork & Vine will be at the heart of all there is to see and do in Prince Edward County – Wellington Rotary Beach is just a short walk from the city center and the marina of Wellington is nearby.

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Additionally, future residents can expect an eclectic mix of cafes, fine-dining restaurants, a high concentration of local artisans, microbreweries, and some of the region’s most acclaimed wineries.

With Cork & Vine, Kaitlin says she’s building on the momentum she’s achieved over three decades – from Blue Shores, one of the first new subdivisions in Collingwood, to the Port of Newcastle site on Lake Ontario, and the Loyalist Country Club community, located in Bath, Ontario. (just west of Kingston).

On-site amenities for Cork & Vine include a nine-hole golf course and clubhouse, plus a host of additional activity-related options, from pickle ball courts to bowls greens.

“Our core business is development. We are land developers, we master planned communities. We listen to the community, we develop a vision for the community, and then we implement the plans with the community and planning departments. Oh, and we’re also building new homes,” Daniell said.

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During the opening, Daniell pointed out that Kaitlin Corporation is
community-minded and will actively engage current residents of the City of Wellington and Prince Edward County for feedback.

“We think it’s really important to get local feedback as the amenities and programming will be accessible to everyone who lives in the area, not just Cork & Vine residents. So whether it’s a golf course or another attraction, we want to do our best to meet the interests and needs of current and future Wellington residents,” he added.

Kaitlin Corporation plans to hold an open forum later this summer with additional public meetings to follow as needed. Subject to local council, business and resident feedback and guidance, future phases could include commercial and retail space, a hotel and assisted living facilities.

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The initial phase of Cork & Vine will consist of a mix of detached houses (with frontages ranging from 36′ to 50′) and townhouses. Single homes will include bungalows, bungalow lofts and two-story models, ranging from two bedrooms at 1,167 square feet to five bedrooms at 3,420 square feet.

Towns will vary from bungalows to two- and three-story models, ranging from a 1,214 square foot two-bedroom unit to a 2,546 square foot four-bedroom unit. With 1,150 homes approved for the site, Daniell says the 178 homes for sale in the first phase will help provide the much-needed boost to community infrastructure expansion, while helping meet the huge demand for houses in the area.

“I want to emphasize that we are building a community that meets the interests and needs of different income levels, lifestyles and housing needs. With the wide range of options we offer, we hope people already living in the area will also be attracted to Cork and Vine,” he said.

Plans are for the initial phase to be followed later this year or early next year with the release of multi-residential buildings – homes that will be a mix of condos for sale and rentals (to help alleviate the shortage of rental properties in the Region).

The price of the second phase condos will start at $499,000. For more information and to sign up for a priority preview, visit

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