Its Harvest Time – The Crossing and its Community Gardens

Walking trails, community garden, a pond and new semi-detached homes are part of The Crossing’s ongoing development.

It’s that time of year to reap the harvest that has been sowed earlier in the season.

The Crossing, Atlantic Canada’s Premier Lifestyle Retirement Community, continued its ongoing development and expansion this year with the planting of its first two community gardens. This year’s crop is now ripe for the picking and some of the garden’s crop have already harvested completely.

Mitchell Brison, The Crossing’s owner and real estate developer is proud of the first year’s crop. He commented that “When we first began The Crossing seven years ago, it was with a vision of building a community that would appeal to those in the 55 plus age bracket that were at or near retirement. We’ve been successfully doing that now with the new park homes and now the semi-detached section of the park. We felt the time was right to reinvest in the natural infrastructure of the park and so this year we added the pond and 2 community gardens.”

The Crossing first came on the scene as a retirement community in 2009. It now boasts several hundred residents and 100+ homes in its park. It is one of the only purpose-built retirement communities in the region for right-sized, single-level independent living.

Mitchell Brison, Owner and Developer at The Crossing
Mitchell Brison, Owner and Developer at The Crossing

When asked to comment about the future of the niche market on which his retirement village was focused Mr Brison added, “It’s our intention to provide our community with a host of options for their living accommodations in their retirement years. While we started with the mini homes and have the semi-detached properties on-stream now, our future plans include the addition of garden homes for those wanting smaller, but greater independence in a detached home, plus we will add apartments and a community social center in the foreseeable future.”

He then added, “We love the community that we have here. Everybody waves and says hello and helps one another as needed. Its really about community and that’s the main focus of what we do here and in our overall business at Brison Developments and New Valley Homes – we develop communities with a community and neighborhood feel. That is our distinct difference.”

For more information on The Crossing call 902-798-8850, email  or stop by for a visit at 8 Merriweather Crescent in Garlands Crossing adjacent to Windsor NS. (Exit 5 off the 101 Highway).