A rendering of San Francisco By The Bay, a community on the shores of Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering.


San Francisco By The Bay is making a big splash on the shores of Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering. The community offers an appealing selection of condominium suites and town-homes from an award-winning builder, value-packed prices, innovative designs, fabulous features, parkland and green space, along with an incredible location.

Renderings of the lobby, above, and pool, left, show some of Chestnut Hill’s fine amenities.

For the next few weeks, there are six more reasons to choose San Francisco By The Bay as your home — a raft of toys to help you start enjoying life here right away. From now until Sept. 23, Chestnut Hill Homes invites buyers to Live Where You Play by offering a special sports equipment gift package. With each purchase (upon occupancy), receive his-and-hers pairs of inline skates, two mountain bikes, a kayak for two, plus a chance to win a Seadoo.

The package celebrates the recreational opportunities in this outdoor-lover’s haven, which is handy to walking and biking trails and is just steps from the bay. Master-planned, pedestrian-friendly San Francisco By The Bay is located at Bayly Street, just east of Whites Road, close to the Pickering Town Centre, Pickering GO Station and

Highway 401. The prices are so reasonable, that in many cases it would cost more to rent an equivalent space elsewhere – a fact that is attracting everyone from first-timers to young families and empty nesters.

A great selection remains in the 16- and 18-ft. condominium towers, which share a two-storey podium that will include 25,500 sq. ft. of retail-commercial suites including live-work units. Active residents will appreciate the 12,500 sq. ft. amenity area, where they can work out in a fabulous fitness room, take a dip in the indoor pool, entertain friends in the party room that opens onto a deck, host gatherings in the multi-purpose room, or just unwind with the latest best-seller in the quiet reading lounge.

In the suites themselves, owners will reap the benefits of individually controlled heating and air conditioning, a stacked washer and dryer, four kitchen appliances, ceramics, engineered laminate hardwood flooring and much more. These one- and two-bedroom designs, many with dens, start from the $160,000s.

Those who choose a town-home will enjoy luxurious interiors framed by brick, stone and/or stucco exteriors, most with a rooftop garden. Each town-home includes two parking spots, vinyl casement windows, engineered floor systems, nine-ft., main-floor ceilings, designer-imported ceramics, custom-styled kitchen cabinetry, and more.

Prices start from the mid-$200,000s.

If you’d like to Live Where You Play, act soon to take advantage of the limited-time gift package. (Qualified purchasers will have the option of accepting the cash equivalent of any of these prizes if they wish; some restrictions apply. Ask a sales representative for details.)

The presentation centre is at 1215 Bayly St., at Liverpool Road.

Hours are Monday to Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; closed Fridays; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 905-831-3631 or visit