Development of 27 estate homes proposed for Otonabee-South Monaghan Township

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Nirvana Homes, which is planning to build 27 estate-style detached homes southeast of Peterborough in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township near Highway 7 and Burnham Line, is holding a neighbourhood open house Sept. 29 to view a draft plan of the proposed development and other details.

“After so much life crises during the pandemic-era, our vision and best effort is to offer the unique opportunity of living in a vibrant and energized space nestled in the natural beauty of Otonabee-South Monaghan Township,” Nirvana Homes owner Rubal Kundra told The Examiner.

He said he hopes to start building the Life at the Woodland subdivision next summer. Lots will be serviced with private roads, wells and septic systems.

Brampton-based Nirvana Homes already has developed the Abbey Suites rental apartments at 863 Abbey Lane in Peterborough’s northeast end — called a “luxury community” on its website — and 14 townhouses at 550 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough’s west end.

The company is also working on developing an apartment project called the Brealey Suites, at 540 Brealey Dr., said Kundra.

Consultant D.M. Wills Associates Ltd., on behalf of Nirvana Homes, announced the open house will take place Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Marty Moo’s at 2205 Keene Rd. Refreshments will be provided.

Details of the proposed development will be presented to nearby residents and any questions in advance of a township council statutory public meeting can be asked.

There will also be an opportunity to speak to technical experts about any questions.

Information on the zoning bylaw amendment, draft plan of subdivision and common elements plan of condominium applications will be displayed for public viewing.

All comments received at the meeting or submitted no later than Oct. 13 by email to, or by mail or in person to Woodland Open House, D.M. Wills Associates Limited, 150 Jameson Drive, Peterborough, Ont., K9J 0B9 will be included in the meeting notes.

Comment cards will also be made available at the meeting for those who prefer to make written statements.

Comments can also be sent to consulting project manager Diana Keay at or 705-742-2297 ext. 245.

Brendan Burke is a staff reporter at the Examiner, based in Peterborough. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative.

Brendan Burke, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Peterborough Examiner