Cumberland Land Company, Limited
W.S.Davis· Agent, Oakville, Ont.
BRANTWOOD Survey has been named in honor of Chief Brant - that heroic Mohawk chief who, with his tribe of Indians, occupied the land prior to the war of 1812. Rich in both historic and scenic interest, and possessed of every advantage which a bountiful Nature could provide, Brantwood has been transformed into a modern suburban residential district second to none in Ontario. Stately maples, oaks and elms abound, and groves of majestic pines give an air of grandeur and dignity to the landscape which is charming beyond description, while here and there may be seen broad, natural expanses of velvety turf, seeming to need but the addition of a rambling bungalow, or a stately villa, to complete the harmony, and give a touch of life to the picturesque scene. Until very recently, the unrivalled advantages of Brantwood have never been brought to the attention of the public at large, and yet a number of desirable lots have been disposed of and many beautiful homes have been erected there. To see Brantwood is to come at once under the magic spell of its matchless beauty. To live in Brantwood is to know the real joy of living.
"Erchless" - The home of Mr. A. S. Chisholm, Oakville.
BEAUTIFULLY situated on a gently rising slope, midway between the lake front and the Oakville station, Brantwood survey comprises over a hundred acres within the corporation limits of Oakville. The location, from the standpoint of convenience alone, is ideal. To reach the station takes a brisk 8 minutes' walk, while Lakeside Park is within 10 minutes and George's Square is but a stone's throw from the property. Within easy walking distance of any part of Brantwood is the business district of Oakville, well equipped to meet all possible demands for groceries, provisions and household supplies. For natural beauty it would be difficult indeed to imagine a lovelier spot than Brantwood, with its wealth of vegetation and its boundless possibilities for the landscape gardener. To the man whose lifelong wish has been to own a little place in the country. where he may enjoy the seclusion and privacy of country life while sacrificing none of the modern conveniences afforded by the city, Brantwood will make an instant and irresistible appeal.
Residence of Miss R. A . Wass , Comer Gloucester Road.
THE surroundings are healthful and in every way desirable. The air is pure and invigorating. T Gentle breezes. laden with the perfume of balsam and pine. ensure that sound. refreshing sleep so essential to the brain-worker. and only too often denied to the city-dweller. C]The Brantwood resident is assured of permanent freedom from the city's ceaseless turmoil. The neighborhood can never become crowded. owing to the influx of home seekers. as Brantwood lots are protected by adequate building restrictions. providing for the erection of residences of the most modern construction. and each individual lot is of sufficient area to preclude any possibility of congestion. Thus the man who buys now may be sure of a permanent home in the most desirable locality in Oakville. which is rapidly becoming an exclusive suburb of the sister cities of Toronto and Hamilton.
The Brantwood Residence of Mr . F. H. Pullen. (Watson Ave.)
ALTHOUGH Brantwood is Oakville's newest residential survey, and has never before been advertised, already more than a score of handsome residences have been built upon the property. Many of these are bungalows, constructed of brick and stucco, and the diversity of design and artistic talent displayed in their architecture, combined with well-kept lawns and pleasing effects in shrubbery, will prove an inspiration to the newcomer. The illustrations above are representative examples of this type of country home. In the city such a home would be prohibitive, owing to the price of land in the more exclusive residential sections, while in Brantwood, within 36 minutes of Toronto's business centre, a 50-foot lot, or two adjoining lots, may be had for from ten dollars a foot upward. On Brantwood survey is the beautiful home of Mr. E. Finch-Noyes, while near by are the spacious estates of "Edgemere" (residence of Mr. James Ryrie), and "Grenvilla Lodge" (residence of Mr. W. H. Brouse), as well as the beautiful country homes of Mr. F. A . Prime, Mr. ]. ]. Follett, Mr. A . B. Gordon, and many other prominent citizens of Toronto and Hamilton.
Residence of Professor G. A. Guess, Brantwood. (Douglas Ave.)
SOCIAL life in Brantwood possesses many attractions denied to the resident of Toronto and Hamilton. Here everybody knows everybody, and life might well be described as one continuous round of pleasure. Nor does one lack variety. for there are frequent changes of programme from delightful little garden functions and tennis matches to coaching parties. motor rides, boating trips. bridges. receptions and informal dances, where shirtwaist suits and snowy "white ducks" not infrequently replace the conventional evening dress attire. Brantwood is rapidly becoming a community of cultured and neighborly country-home dwellers. where the new arrival is greeted with courteous cordiality and made to feel at home. The friendly nod of greeting, and the hearty "good morning" to all from all, is one of those rare attractions which appeal to the heart of the newcomer and make him feel that life is worth the effort.
Watson Avenue, Brantwood, looking North (corner of Galt Ave.)
To anyone who has lived in the country, the advantages of country life are self-evident. Even the man whose whole life has been spent in the city will confess to a longing for the freedom of the open spaces, and a yearning for the forest and the stream. In the city, the lover of nature is forced to be content to plant his flowers and vegetables in the tiny strip of garden at the back of his house - to mow his 20-foot front lawn in full view of his next-door neighbors - and to submit to the depredations of the small boys of his neighborhood, who seemingly delight to kick holes in his grass and tramp over his flower beds. When he brings home a friend, he is apt to find that a neighbor has been burning old rubbers in the next lot, with disastrous results to his own, his friend's and his family's relish of a faultlessly prepared, and daintily-served repast; or the smoke from some nearby factory building chokes his ardor in defence of the city's advantages.
A View on Douglas Avenue, Brantwood (looking NW)
HOW different the picture of a home in Brantwood! Here one may enjoy immunity from the gaze of the curious passer-by - from the pranks of the mischievous small boy - from the irritating buzz and grind of the city's turmoil, with its accompaniment of soot and smoke. In Brantwood one may keep a horse. a cow and some chickens. and the rich. loamy soil is particularly adapted to the cultivation of flowers, vegetables and fruits. The first strawberries raised in Canada are said to have been grown in Oakville, and to-day Oakville strawberries are famous for their size and flavor. Moreover, in Brantwood it is not necessary to wait a lifetime to enjoy the pride and comfort of arching shade trees . Maples, elms and oaks of nearly a century's growth are here in abundance, and majestic pine groves furnish shade and color-contrast sufficient to satiate the soul of the landscape painter or the lover of nature. To acquire such trees is a long and tedious process - to select a homesite and decide as to which trees shall be preserved is a delightful pastime.
Grading on Gloucester Road, Brantwood
BRANTWOOD survey has been subdivided into building lots, averaging 50 feet in width by 150 feet in depth. Streets have been run through the property, and grading is almost completed, the last street to be graded being Gloucester Road, and work there is now in progress, as shown in the illustration above. All streets have a uniform width of 66 feet 5 inches, and more than 5 miles of cement sidewalks have been laid and paid for. Purchasers will, therefore, have no assessment to pay for this improvement, except in a small section laid by the municipality. Water pipes have been put down, and Brantwood enjoys the purest water in Ontario, the supply coming from a point three-quarters of a mile out in the lake, and twenty miles from any contaminating influence. Streets will be adequately lighted by electricity, supplied by the Dominion Power Company, and furnished to Brantwood by the municipality of Oakville.
Laying Sewers on Douglas Avenue, Brantwood
A THOROUGHLY modern sewage system is now in course of construction, at a cost of some hundred thousand dollars. The illustration on this page shows the sewer gang at work on Douglas Avenue, one of the principal thoroughfares of Brantwood. When this work has been completed, Brantwood will possess every modern convenience which the city affords, with none of its disadvantages. Roads in the vicinity of Brantwood are excellent for driving and motoring, and when the present negotiations are completed for the paving of the Lakeshore Road, from Toronto to Hamilton. on which it is proposed to spend six hundred thousand dollars, there will be no finer driveway in America. To the motorist, this is a matter of much importance, and those who make their homes in Brantwood will not have long to wait for this much needed improvement, which is even now practically assured.
Aquatic Sports at Oakville.
AMONG the summer sports and pastimes enjoyed by the resident of Brantwood are: Bathing at the delightful Oakville Beach, fishing, boating on the river and the lake, bowling, tennis, golf, riding, driving, and motoring; while in winter excellent open air rinks provide skating and curling facilities, and all the healthful Canadian winter sports are indulged in very largely. The summer aquatic sports are a never-ending source of enjoyment, and canoe races and tilting tournaments furnish much excitement and amusement. Canoeing on the picturesque Oakville River is one of the chief delights of the Brantwood resident. Here the ever-changing landscape, with its charming vistas of meadow, stream and woodland, furnishes no end of pleasure to the tourist and resident alike. Bowling enthusiasts may also take advantage of an excellent bowling green to indulge in their favorite sport, while the Mississauga golf links prove an equally strong attraction to followers of the "ancient and royal game."
Interior View of the Oakville Club.
SITUATED on the eastern bank of the Oakville River, and close to the Harbor, is the Oakville Club, an institution of which every resident of Oakville and Brantwood is justly proud. The exterior of the Club House is in artistic shingle finish, the interior being fitted with hardwood floors and beamed ceilings. Members are elected by ballot, and expenses are met by these entrance fees and the regular membership dues. Rooms are fitted up for dancing, card parties, afternoon teas and bowling; the grounds provide a perfect tennis court and bow ling green; and a boathouse is maintained for the use of club members. Here many social gatherings are held. Every Wednesday evening a delightful musicale is given, and every Saturday evening an informal dance. The privileges of membership in the Oakville Club are open to members of both sexes. The President of the Club is Mr. F. A . Prime ; the Vice-President, Mr. W. S. Davis; and the Secretary, Mr. H. L. Read.
"Edgemere", residence of Mr. James Ryrie, close to Brantwood
IN Brantwood, one would almost imagine himself to be a hundred miles away from the city's noise and heat and bustle - and yet, in reality, 'tis but a 36-minute trip by rail, or an hour's run by motor. The train service is excellent both to Hamilton and Toronto. The Grand Trunk Railway schedule on the opposite page makes full provision for the requirements of the Brantwood resident whose business interests are in either city, and those who wish to attend the concerts and theatres may take full advantage of all these attractions of the city, and still arrive home at a reasonable hour. A telephone may be installed in Brantwood at a cost of but $20.00 a year, thus keeping the business man in constant touch with his home and his office. The long distance telephone rate to the city is but 20c. The railway fare between Oakville and Toronto is only 13 cents each way on the monthly ticket plan
These Brantwood Homes Cost $4000 each
THE above illustration will enable the prospective resident of Brantwood to form some idea of the type of residences to be had for only $4,000.00, including the land. These houses are situated on Allan Street, Brantwood survey, facing the south-west. The construction is in brick and stucco, and the effect is quite artistic. In view of the prevailing high prices for city real estate, this instance of what may be had in Brantwood will prove a revelation. It will be noticed that the third house from the right, in the above illustration, is now in course of construction. The fact that all these homes have been sold without the aid of advertising, means much in these modern times of strenuous competition. One, after another, the residents of Brantwood have come of their own accord, or on the advice of some friend, and have instantly grasped the full significance of the unprecedented value of Brantwood lots at from $10 a foot upwards.
A Typical Brantwood Home, Corner Belyea and Douglas Avenues.
WHEN the unique advantages of this healthful and beautiful district become generally known. the remaining lots will be rapidly disposed of. and this opportunity will become a thing of the past. At present. it is even possible to secure a home. already built. at a price which would barely cover the cost of a city lot in a good locality. One of these is illustrated above. This house contains 8 rooms and bath, with modern plumbing, hot water heating, hardwood finish throughout. and every modern city convenience . The interior finish is exceptionally fine. and the price is wonderfully low. Doubtless this will be one of the first to go - but there are others. and arrangements may be made for the construction of any type of residence conforming with the reasonable building restrictions imposed upon the Brantwood homeseeker.
Oakville High School - Immediately Adjacent to Brantwood.
EDUCATIONAL facilities must necessarily play an important part in the final decision of the prospective buyer, and this one feature of Brantwood and Oakville cannot fail to appeal favorably. The Oakville High School, a modern brick edifice equipped with all the requisites of an efficient educational institution, was built about four years ago to meet the requirements of a growing community, upon spacious grounds adjoining Brantwood. The Public School. which has been recently remodelled and thoroughly equipped throughout, enjoys a very high rating among the public schools in Ontario. The building contains twelve large, airy rooms with ample accommodation and excellent tuition. To the west of the town of Oakville, and beautifully situated on the lakeshore, is the famous Appleby School for Boys, modelled after the great preparatory schools of England. The Head Master. Professor ]. S. H . Guest, M.A., is a graduate of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
"Dungannon", residence of Mr. W. S. Davis, Oakville
A D E Q U A T E building restrictions are a necessary precaution for the protection of residents and prospective purchasers alike. The following is an extract from the usual form of Sale Agreement in connection with the sale of Brantwood lots: ". . . . . the said Grantee, for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby covenants with the said Grantors, their successors and assigns. that the property hereby conveyed shall be used for residential purposes only; that any dwelling built on such land shall be of the cash value of not less than $4.000.00, and that all buildings, fences or other erections or obstructions, shall be distant not less than twenty feet from the street line in the said survey. PROVIDED, and it is hereby expressly agreed and declared that this covenant shall run with the lands, but shall only be binding on the owner or owners for the time being of the said lands." Mr. W. S. Davis, Oakville, is the selling agent for Brantwood Survey.
Oakville - Plan of Brantwood Survey.