Ontario Orchards, Burlington, Ont., the home of 0. T. Springer, Esq., are situated in the Township of Nelson, County of Halton, immediately adjoining the village of Burlington, by which they are bounded on the east and south. The property contains 30 acres, all underdrained, fronts on Brant Street, the leading thoroughfare from G.T.R. to Lake Ontario. The dwelling is of modern Gothic architecture, built of red brick, 54 feet front, 45 feet deep, cellar in 3 divisions under the whole, the floors of which are of concrete, the ceiling lathed and plastered ; it is heated by furnace, and contains 16 rooms, well finished in every respect. The water supply is furnished by a never-failing well 500 yards from any building, from which the water is raised into a frost-proof concrete tank by a self-regulating wind engine; pipes are laid from tank to house, also to fountain and hydrant for outside use. The outbuildings, conveniently arranged for their various uses, are in keeping with the dwelling and surroundings. The apple orchard, about 23 acres in full bearing, is planted with the choicest varieties of winter fruits, suitable for home or foreign shipment ; there are also pear and plum orchards in bearing. A large garden immediately adjoining the dwelling is well supplied with the best varieties of peach, pear, plum and cherry trees, also with small fruits of all kinds. Churches, schools, railway stations, electric railway, post-office and Lake Ontario, are within ten minutes’ walk by sidewalk from the dwelling. The owner has not spared either labor or expense to make this one of the most desirable homes between the cities of Hamilton and Toronto. Shipping facilities are of the best, either by rail or water ; through bills of lading may be had to all domestic or foreign ports.
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