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With maple trees, massive evergreens, clear lakes, and quaint towns, central Ontario reveals vistas and experiences that are quintessentially Canadian. Weekend after weekend, people escape from nearby cities to wake up to the call of the loon and to dive into their favourite lakes. Due to its slower pace, fresh air, picturesque scenery and proximity to urban centres like Toronto, this is one of the most coveted real estate markets in Ontario.

The dense green forests, crystal-clear waters and beaches perfect for relaxation have made central Ontario a source of rich inspiration for some of the greatest artists in Canadian history, from Tom Thompson and A.Y. Jackson, to Doris McCarthy.

Today, the region’s spectacular beauty and its proximity to major cities such as Toronto make it a popular destination for weekend vacations, summer and winter holidays, real estate investment and increasingly, retirement. While many still come to cottage country for a more rustic escape -- to hike, swim, camp, fish or ski – others flock there to experience luxurious boat cruises, to tour gourmet artisan farms, golf green fairways, enjoy live theatre, and to visit art galleries and go antiquing in its towns.

The cottage country lifestyle also offers an array of unique locales and real estate options, from iconic areas such as Georgian Bay, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Haliburton, or Port Carling, to remote areas of untouched wilderness. Whether your dream includes owning family-friendly waterfront Muskoka real estate, a vacation home in Kenora, a contemporary luxury estate or modern condo, our central Ontario real estate agents are here to help you find your perfect escape from the city.

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