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September 13, 2018 | Gananoque Reporter Logo

Setting the Record Straight

An open letter to the citizens of Gananoque
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September 2018 |Homes Magazine Logo

Stone & South: It’s all about the View

All of the units at Stone & South, a luxury condominium in Gananoque, will have views of the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands.

Gananoque – It’s one of Canada’s prettiest towns, but you wouldn’t want to look at it from the balcony of your new condominium — not when there is an even more spectacular view from the other side of the building.
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September 2018 | condolife logo

Stone & South: It’s all about the View

All of the units at Stone & South, a luxury condominium in Gananoque, will have views of the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands.

Gananoque – It’s one of Canada’s prettiest towns, but you wouldn’t want to look at it from the balcony of your new condominium — not when there is an even more spectacular view from the other side of the building.
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August 30, 2018 | Kingston Whig Standard Logo

Stone & South On The River — Perfect Choice for Water-Loving Retirees

Years ago when Ron Boutin and Linda Boyer traveled to Kingston, Ont. for a company golf tournament, they loved the area so much, they decided they would make it their retirement destination.

A decade ago, they retired from jobs in the aerospace industry and since then, have moved to a few locations in that general area, always on a lake.
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August 27, 2018 | Gananoque Reporter Logo

Stone & South On The River — Perfect Choice for Water-Loving Retirees

Years ago when Ron Boutin and Linda Boyer traveled to Kingston, Ont. for a company golf tournament, they loved the area so much, they decided they would make it their retirement destination.

A decade ago, they retired from jobs in the aerospace industry and since then, have moved to a few locations in that general area, always on a lake.
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August 25, 2018 | Sun Homes and Decor Logo

Stone & South On The River Meets Needs of Water-Loving Retirees

Years ago when Ron Boutin and Linda Boyer traveled to Kingston, Ont. for a company golf tournament, they loved the area so much, they decided they would make it their retirement destination.

A decade ago, they retired from jobs in the aerospace industry and since then, have moved to a few locations in that general area, always on a lake.
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August 18, 2018 | National Post Logo | Post Homes

Getting away from it all in Gananonque

Luxury condo developers have discovered this gem of a town known as the Gateway to the Thousand Islands.

And Stone & South by CaraCo Development Corporation — the only project smack-dab on the shoreline — will offer up two six-storey buildings with 70 units, plus 41 boat slips and a public park with waterfront trail.
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August 13, 2018 |

CaraCo Group a Dominant Player in Kingston, Ont.

The CaraCo Group of Companies was founded in Kingston, Ont. in 1959 by Ann and Cornell “Case” Blommestyn as a building and renovation company called CJM Blommestyn Construction Ltd.

CaraCo has grown and diversified into five branches since, and the family-owned company has expanded from its Eastern Ontario base into Florida. While the patriarch passed away 25 years ago, Ann Blommestyn still tries to stay involved and attends board meetings at age 85.

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August 9, 2018 | RENX.ca Real Estate News Exchange Logo

CaraCo Group a Dominant Player in Kingston, Ont.

The CaraCo Group of Companies was founded in Kingston, Ont. in 1959 by Ann and Cornell “Case” Blommestyn as a building and renovation company called CJM Blommestyn Construction Ltd.

CaraCo has grown and diversified into five branches since, and the family-owned company has expanded from its Eastern Ontario base into Florida. While the patriarch passed away 25 years ago, Ann Blommestyn still tries to stay involved and attends board meetings at age 85.

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August 4 – September 1, 2018 | | Eastern Ontario Edition

Ottawa Couple Chooses Stone & South on the River For Future Retirement Living

Tessie and Luc Lalonde plan to retire from their careers in the National Capital Region in a few years.

Thinking ahead, this travel-loving couple purchased a condominium suite at Stone & South on the River, CaraCo Development Corp.’s community of exclusive dockside residences on the St. Lawrence River. Their homebuying journey led them to this waterside location in Gananoque.

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August 4, 2018 | National Post Logo | Post Homes 

Gullivers travel to Kingston leads to Stone & South on the River in Gananoque

Joan and Gary Gulliver enjoy riding their bicycles on the waterfront trail and around south Whitby, Ont., where they have lived for 36 years, but cycling has meant more to them than just a mode of transportation. Gary, for example, recently participated in his eighth Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, which raised an impressive $18.3 million this year; Joan was his fundraiser and cheering section leader.

Now the couple’s travels have led to another potential biking adventure.
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August 4, 2018 | Sun Homes and Decor Logo

Stone & South Condominium Lifestyle Perfect For People Who Want To Live Near the Water

Big blue sky. Breathtaking big blue water. And the view from Stone & South Condominiums in Gananoque, Ont., has it all.

“Water is magic,” said Mariah Hamilton, regional director, marketing & business development for Stone & South, by CaraCo Development Corp. “People come here because of the water.”
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August 2, 2018 | Ottawa Life Logo

Stone & South: The Condominium Cottage Life

As humans, we always recognize the importance of place. A common question that usually follows after meeting someone new is “where’s home for you?”

There is no place quite like home.

From empty-nesters seeking to downsize, to city-dwellers hoping to embrace waterfront living, many Ottawans and Torontonians are considering Stone & South their soon-to-be home.
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August 1, 2018 | Keeping it Real-Estate Logo

Oakville couple purchases at Stone & South Condos in Gananoque!

We recently had the opportunity to visit Gananoque to learn more about Stone & South Condos by CaraCo Development Corporation. The two-day trip convinced us the area is an amazing cottage alternative, and now we have positive feedback directly from a purchaser!
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July 26, 2018 | Toronto Storeys Logo

The Condominiumization Of Cottage Country: A Million Dollars Is Nothing In Muskoka

Cottages are not what they used to be, or at least their prices aren’t. Especially in Muskoka and surrounding areas.

On a sloping waterfront lot in Gananoque, Kingston-based developer CaraCo is selling units in two yet-to-be-constructed mid-rise condo buildings complete with boat slips. A decade ago, such a project here would have been practically unheard of.
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July 24, 2018 | NewInHomes.com Logo

Oakville couple purchases at Stone & South Condos in Gananoque!

We recently had the opportunity to visit Gananoque to learn more about Stone & South Condos by CaraCo Development Corporation. The two-day trip convinced us the area is an amazing cottage alternative, and now we have positive feedback directly from a purchaser!

Marcia Franklin and Sheldon Warman from Oakville, Ontario recently purchased a 1,056 square foot corner suite with a wraparound balcony at Stone & South Condos. Marcia is an athletic therapist who was on the Canadian Olympic team in 1996, 2000, and 2004. Sheldon is a structural engineer specializing in forensic engineering. They both own their own businesses and retirement is on the horizon.
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July 17, 2018 | Ottawa Life Logo

Close to Home Far from Ordinary: Gananoque & the 1000 Islands

Gananoque is the gateway to the 1000 Islands, located only 3 hours from Toronto and approximately 2 hours from Ottawa. With a small population of just over 5,000 people, Gananoque is the ideal summer destination for those seeking an authentic outdoor experience.

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July 13, 2018 |  

Sittin’ on the Dock

Life in Gananoque is very much like the Otis Redding song, which is exactly the vibe CaraCo Development wants to cash in on with their new riverside condo project.

When conversations veer into speculations about both the current state and future of the Canadian housing industry (arguably one of the top two or three topics discussed in typical Canadian social circles), red hot markets like Toronto and Vancouver tend to dominate. And given the rollercoaster nature of variables such as the volatility in pricing and availability, this is no surprise: it’s the conversational equivalent of a horse race.

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July 10, 2018 | RENX.ca Real Estate News Exchange Logo

Stone & South Brings Luxury Condos to Gananoque

The Eastern Ontario town of Gananoque offers prime waterfront views, and the suites at The CaraCo Group of Companies’ Stone & South condominium project will offer some of the best.

The original plans for Stone & South featured 89 units in two six-storey, concrete buildings. But, the Kingston, Ont.-based company realized a change was required when none of the units without water views were sold — despite a lower price.

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July 7, 2018 |  National Post Logo | Post Homes

Gananoque native ‘movin’ on up’ to Stone & South on the River for her new home

Diane Kirkby was just a few months old when she experienced her first river cruise in the Thousand Islands.

A lifelong resident of the Gananoque area of the Thousand Islands, she “cannot imagine living anywhere else.” Recently, Kirkby purchased a condominium suite at Stone & South on the River, CaraCo Development Corp.’s community of exclusive dockside residences on the St. Lawrence River. The choice for this condo on the waterfront was a natural for her.

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July 7 – August 4, 2018 |  | Eastern Ontario Edition

Cover Story: Stone & South On the River in Gananoque

Like the Thousand Islands that surround it, Gananoque is a destination. The islands – actually more than 1,800 of them in the St. Lawrence River, straddling the border of Canada and the U.S. – have been summer playgrounds for well-heeled “islanders” for generations.

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July 7 – August 4, 2018 |  | Greater Golden Horseshoe Edition

Stone & South On the River in Gananoque

Like the Thousand Islands that surround it, Gananoque is a destination. The islands – actually more than 1,800 of them in the St. Lawrence River, straddling the border of Canada and the U.S. – have been summer playgrounds for well-heeled “islanders” for generations.

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June 30, 2018 |  Sun Homes and Decor Logo

Editor’s Notes | Boats, Boots, Bikes, and a Waterfront

Waterfront properties are hot right now, not just in Toronto, but everywhere in Ontario.

A great walkable, livable waterfront attracts young families as these days, they want to work, live, and play in the same place; and it can also get those buying a home or condo to be more active as the recreational opportunities are greater.
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June 30, 2018 |  Sun Homes and Decor Logo

Stone & South Brings Condo Living to Gananoque

Apparently, Stone & South on the River, Gananoque’s first waterfront condo project, takes its commitment to waterfront living quite seriously.

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June 29, 2018 | LXRY Magazine Logo

Dockside Condo Living Is The New Cottaging In Gananoque

Many Ontarians remember going to the Thousand Islands and Gananoque when they were young, but more often than not, they do not remember the finite details of their trips. Or at least I didn’t. But, over the years, this area has changed into a lovely and livable community of about 5,200 people. When invited on a recent journalists’ trip, I was curious to learn how it has changed.

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June 29, 2018 | UrbanToronto.ca Logo

Thousand Islands View at Stone & South in Gananoque

I should have been to Gananoque before now. It’s one of those Ontario towns I’ve always had on my list of places to get to know, with its Thousand Islands cruises always having been the pull for me. With just that faint bit of awareness on my part, it’s no surprise that what I found when I did get to spend some time in what locals call “Gan” recently was that there’s so much more to this attractive, impressive little town.

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June 27, 2018 | LXRY Magazine Logo

What To Do In An Afternoon in Ganonoque

I’m in beautiful Gananoque to familiarize myself with a new condominium development called Stone & South Condominiums, by Kingston, ON developer, CaraCo Development Corporation.

My day was filled with different adventures over the course of two days. After getting here, I was happy to explore a place I visited as a child but was too young to remember.

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June 26, 2018 | 

Stone & South Brings Luxury Condos to Gananoque

The Eastern Ontario town of Gananoque offers prime waterfront views, and the suites at The CaraCo Group of Companies’ Stone & South condominium project will offer some of the best.

The original plans for Stone & South featured 89 units in two six-storey, concrete buildings. But, the Kingston, Ont.-based company realized a change was required when none of the units without water views were sold — despite a lower price.

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June 19, 2018 | BuzzBuzzHome Beehive Logo

Enjoy Tranquil Dockside Living with All the Amenities at Stone & South Condos in Gananoque

Kingston-based developer CaraCo Development Corp is presenting prospective homebuyers a rare opportunity for dockside living amongst the renowned Thousand Islands. Stone & South Condos is a new residential project consisting of two boutique six-storey buildings with a total of 70 water-facing units, idyllic landscaped grounds and its own private boat slip.

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June 19, 2018 | Keeping it Real-Estate Logo

The Riverside Life at Stone & South Condos in Gananoque

Now that Phase 1 of Stone & South Condos by CaraCo Development Corporation is open, we visited Gananoque to learn more about the project, the neighbourhood, and the St. Lawrence River lifestyle.

We jammed about a week’s worth of activities into a day and a half, so we got a real crash course in what life’s like in the small town known as the Gateway to the Thousand Islands (there are actually 1,864 islands peppering the St. Lawrence in this area).

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June 13, 2018 | All Things Home Logo

Condo project Stone and South pairs cottage living with urban comfort

If you like the idea of a cottage with a concierge, the condo project Stone and South On The River in Gananoque is for you.

Marrying the best of cottage living – think fantastic water views, a private marina and relaxed atmosphere – with all the comforts of home, this unique development on the St. Lawrence River is perfect for downsizers, for those seeking a weekend retreat, or for anyone who loves waterfront living.

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June 12, 2018 | The Globe and Mail Logo

An Oasis in Panorama

Named after the two streets that intersect at its location, Stone & South on the River in the eastern Ontario town of Gananoque promises all its residents a clear view of the St. Lawrence and surrounding 1,000 Islands area. How was that achieved in a two-building, 70-residence complex?

Typically, high-rise developments are designed with a main hallway down the middle and units on either side, effectively creating two views – and not always of equal quality.

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June 9, 2018 | National Post Logo

Stone & South on the River Offers GTA Couple a Stress-Free Retirement in a Prime Location

Paul and Charlene Bender’s search for the perfect spot to retire someday led them first to the Thousand Islands, and then to Stone & South on the River in Gananoque, ON.

Currently living in Whitby, Ont., the Benders purchased a 1,066-square-foot, two-bedroom condominium at CaraCo Development Corp.’s spectacular community of exclusive dockside residences on the St. Lawrence River.

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May 26, 2018 | condolife logo

GTA Couple Looks Forward To Retiring At Stone & South on the River

Paul and Charlene Bender’s search for the perfect spot to retire led them first to the Thousand Islands, and then to Stone & South on the River in Gananoque.Currently living in Whitby, the Benders purchased a 1,066-square-foot, two-bedroom condominium at CaraCo Development Corporation’s spectacular community of exclusive dockside residences on the St. Lawrence River.

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May 25, 2018 | Keeping it Real-Estate Logo

The Stone & South Discovery Centre in Gananoque is Now Open!

CaraCo Development Corporation just made a big announcement – the Stone & South On The River Condominiums Discovery Centre is now open! Stone & South is the first two-building waterfront condo in Gananoque, offering stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands.

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May 23, 2018 | BuzzBuzzHome Beehive Logo

Construction at Stone & South Condos Slated to Begin This Fall in Gananoque

Stone & South Condos, Gananoque’s first two-building waterfront condominium, is scheduled to hit a major milestone this fall. The development by Kingston-based developer CaraCo Development, is slated to break ground in the fourth quarter of this year, while first occupancies are expected to begin one year later in 2019.

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May 23, 2018 | Stone & South Condominiums in Gananoque

CaraCo’s Stone & South Condo Construction to Begin in Q4 2018

Construction is expected to begin during Fall 2018 at Stone & South On The River, Gananoque’s first waterfront two building condominium project, said CaraCo Development Corporation’s CEO Gennaro DiSanto, “We are targeting first occupancies during Q4 2019. “We recently submitted a revised plan to the Town of Gananoque,” DiSanto added.

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June 22, 2017 | REM Online.com Logo

Stone & South Development in Gananoque Attracts City Homeowners

While the provincial government’s new housing policies cooled the Greater Toronto Real Estate market in May, the decade-long real estate boom is still being felt across the province. Kingston, Ont. and area saw a near record-setting real estate market this spring, partly due to buyers cashing in their equity and buying retirement properties in smaller towns.

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June 2, 2017 | The Toronto Sun New Homes & Condos Logo

Take the Money and Run

After living in Bermuda and Toronto, Andree Thorpe and her husband, Bill Vanderwoude, built a dream home on Howe Island on the St. Lawrence River. But they eventually grew tired of the maintenance and dreamed of a “lock and go” home, which would give them peace of mind while spending winters in Palm Springs.

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April 27, 2017 | The Toronto Business Journal Logo

Tips for Transitioning to a New Home or Condo for Retirement

Although many of us dream of the leisurely days of retirement, the transition from a busy working life to days of unscheduled free time can be daunting. If your retirement plans involve leaving an urban centre and starting fresh in a small community, the transition can feel overwhelming.

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April 27, 2017 | The Toronto Business Journal Logo

Should You Retire to a Small Town?

As city property prices continue t o skyrocket, many empty nesters are considering taking advantage of the market and retiring to the country. But is selling and moving away the right strategy for retirement?

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April 25, 2017 | FastAccess Financial Logo

City Real Estate Boom Helping Retirement Dreams Come True

Soaring property prices in cities across Canada may be causing angst for home buyers. But for empty nesters whose retirement dreams include leaving the city for a small town, the real estate boom is providing retirement options they never dreamed possible.

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April 6, 2017 | Oxford Review Homes

Should You Retire to a Small Town?

As city property prices continue to skyrocket, many empty nesters are considering taking advantage of the market and retiring to the country. But is selling and moving away the right strategy for retirement?

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Volume 33, Number 2 | Boatguide Canada Logo

The Thousand Islands: Stone & South

Why not bring the marina lifestyle, right to your doorstep? Imagine simple walking outside your home and being able to step right up to your boat, untie it and take it for a cruise in an area widely considered to be one of Canada’s best boating destinations.

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May/June 2016 | Active Logo

Gananoque’s New Luxury Dockside Residences Offer City Spirit and Cottage Charm

The small Ontario town of Gananoque on the St. Lawrence River is an intriguing blend of vibrancy and peacefulness, history and modernity, progress and tradition.

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Gananoque’s New Luxury Dockside Residences Offer City Spirit and Cottage Charm

Strolling down King Street, Gananoque’s main drag, is anything but. The small Ontario town on the St. Lawrence River is an intriguing blend of vibrancy and peacefulness, history and modernity, progress and tradition.

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