Oakville Homes

November 13, 2008

Blog Closed

While preparing my blog on the Bracebridge problem I tried to link into the Mattamy Fairwinds Kanata Phase 5 Delay” Blog in regards to my comment on Ottawa.  Appears that they have closed the blog.  I am not totally aware of all the factors that were involved but, their blog certainly gave an overview of the problem that people were facing in Ottawa.  In terms of being informative to those thinking of buying a Mattamy Home, I am disappointed that they have chosen to close the blog.  I mean, they could have stopped writing to it but should have left the information for others in the future who are contemplating the buying of not only a Mattamy Home but any home.  It was informative and gave people the means to ensure they don’t fall into the same trap.  It showed that hiring a house inspector was prudent.

In the Bracebridge Examiner there is a quote: ”

The O’Briens, who have lived happily in Mattamy subdivisions before, said the Mattamy name was one of their primary reasons for choosing to move to Bracebridge.

“They have the reputation of being number one in quality,” said Patsy.”

With the information in such blogs as  the “Mattamy Fairwinds Kanata Phase 5 Delay”  Blog they and others could have made a more informed decision.  The fact they had lived in other Mattamy subdivisions doesn’t mean that Mattamy doesn’t have its faults. It is obvious they haven’t read mine or others on line who tell a different story from that you read in the advertisements.  It appears that those who have received flowers from Mattamy in the past don’t necessarily get the flowers all the time – welcome to the club of those shafted.  Now you know Mattamy isn’t necessarily number one all the time and maybe some of us were right and not just printing sour grapes.

I am truly sorry though, that you have had to learn the lesson this way.  I know how important it is to be able to move in and enjoy your home – Mattamy doesn’t really look at it that way and will do anything, including illegal acts, in order to get you to pay off the bill so they can move on.  Those happy children and families – advertising hype.



  1. With regards to the Fairwinds blog the rumour is that the Chadwicks where forced to close the blog by Mattamy under legal duress or their home would not be built.


    Comment by anonymous — November 22, 2008 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  2. If the Chadwicks want to provide me with the blog contents I would gladly host it somewhere. I tried getting the contents of the blog from Wayback archives but it didn’t seem to be available.

    Comment by Tim A — November 22, 2008 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

  3. Perhaps if you contact them directly they can provide you the information. If I remember correctly Mr. Chadwicks work email address was kchadwick@istudio.ca

    Comment by anonymous — November 22, 2008 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  4. Knowing the treatment I got from Mattamy, I could agree with the legal duress. It’s a shame when it happens but not out of character based on past performance.

    Comment by oakvillehomes — November 22, 2008 @ 11:43 pm | Reply

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