Redefining City Living
Discover what city living can mean to you: a home immersed in nature but steps from the convenience of the city.
Explore the City
Located just off Hespeler Road and minutes from historic Downtown Cambridge, Hespeler Village and Preston Towne Centre, hāvn is the perfect location for an experience like no other. Enjoy a small-town feeling with big city options!
Enjoy Nature’s Beauty
Backed by Dumfries Conservation Area, discover a home surrounded by mature forests, wetlands, and walking trails.
Indulge in Local Shops
With three historically scenic downtown core areas (Galt, Preston and Hespeler) nearby, you can explore what feels like three charming small towns with the cutest shops, all in one city!
Live in a Growing Community
hāvn is in the heart of an up-and-coming community perfectly located along highway 401, just an hour from Toronto and only 30 minutes from Waterloo’s Tech Hub!
Rich History + Modern Amenities
The City of Cambridge has a rich history making it a unique and beautiful place to call home. When the three municipalities of Galt, Preston, Hespeler and the settlement of Blair amalgamated in 1973 to what we now call Cambridge, each of these communities brought with it a proud history. This city is now so fortunate to have three historically scenic downtown core areas for its residents to enjoy. Discover all there is to see and do in this bustling community!
Fun Fact: You could even see your hometown on the big screen! Productions such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Queen’s Gambit, Murdoch Mysteries and more have used the city’s historic backdrops to tell capturing stories.
Historic Downtown Cambridge
Only five minutes from hāvn is historic Downtown Cambridge, formerly known as Galt. A unique area where past and present meld together for a core that is truly the heart of the city. Its unique architecture dating back to the 1800s has been seamlessly integrated with new shops and restaurants. Accompanied by Cambridge’s most beautiful scenic views along the Grand River, you can explore the Walter Bean Grand River trail that winds with the landscape or walk across the Grand River Pedestrian Bridge to see the area’s stunning architecture peak through the trees. After, pop into a boutique shop to support your local business owners. You are sure to find small-town charm in this beautiful downtown core.
Just ten minutes from hāvn is Hespeler Village. Enjoy picturesque walking and biking trails that run along the Speed River or go on a self-guided tour along Queen Street where the original architecture dates to the 1860s. Now habited by small specialty shops and cafes, grab a bite to eat or shop local while you’re there! Hespeler, once known as “hockey town”, even has its own Minor Hockey Association, Hespeler Shamrocks, which is over 80 years old! Wayne Gretzky himself used a “Hespeler stick”, manufactured by Heritage Hockey Sticks based in Hespeler since 1887. Hespeler is truly a unique part of Cambridge – take some time to explore all there is to see and do in this old town.
Preston Towne Centre
Ten minutes from hāvn is Preston Towne Centre where you will find Cambridge’s largest community park, Riverside Park. Here you can walk along the Speed River or bring your kids to the playground and splash park. There is also a BMX and Skateboard park for use throughout the summer months! Then walk your way through an inviting streetscape where you can shop, dine end enjoy! King Street in Preston is the heart of this downtown core where you will find a variety of boutique retail shops and quaint restaurants. In the warmer months, enjoy Preston Towne Market, a seasonal outdoor farmers’ market offering locally sourced goods. In the winter months, enjoy the outdoor Towne Centre Skating Rink located in Central Park – the heart of Preston. There’s always something to keep you active in this part of town!
hāvn is tucked away on Isherwood Avenue off Hespeler Road, just steps away from an array of restaurants, shops and local businesses! Conveniently located just two mins down the road is The Cambridge Centre, home to large retail stores such as Marshalls, Indigo, Sport Chek, The Hudson’s Bay, H&M, Mark’s and more! The mall is also home to an official NHL-sized arena – The Cambridge Ice Centre. If skating isn’t your thing, visit Kingpin Cambridge located behind Marshalls for a night of bowling, arcade games, laser tag, pub food and drinks! Explore Hespeler Road, home to many restaurants and take-out spots – you are sure to find some delicious eats here. Here are a few notable businesses that will be just minutes from home:
A Home Immersed in Nature
hāvn, backed by Dumfries Conservation Area, allows you to enjoy nature’s beauty close to home. A home immersed in nature, Cambridge provides over 50km of walking trails throughout the city with 18km of these trails travelling along two main waterways, the Speed River and Grand River. The City has over 365 hectares of parkland featuring picnic areas, playgrounds and playing fields for residents to enjoy. Get outdoors – there’s so much natural beauty to explore in this city!
Find your hāvn in this Vibrant City
Registration for contemporary rear-garage condo townhomes in hāvn is now closed. Explore future communities coming soon to the Waterloo Region!
Co-authored by Rego Realty:
Activa is proud to partner with Rego Realty in our launch of hāvn – a new community coming to Cambridge in 2021. Rego Realty is known for fostering relationships with their homeowners, ensuring that in-depth and innovative services are provided to each of their clients. Their experience working with clients and builders ensure that our homeowners-to-be will be excited and knowledgeable when they purchase a home in hāvn.