Seaton Group
A small, diversified family-owned group of businesses.


Specialty Real Estate Development
The common theme of the Grant family's investments is land: developing it to its most appropriate, highest and best use. Whether it's restoring and re-purposing a historic building, creating a residential community on urban-designated farmland, investing in a company that cleans up land and water, or utilizing a piece of Belizean jungle - we seek to recognize and enhance the value of our natural and built heritage, and compliment it with thoughtful design and excellent architecture.
History

Seaton Group was founded by Jack Grant in the 1950s. Grant engaged architect Jerome Markson to design his early mid-century modern projects in Elliot Lake and Seneca heights in Woodbridge. Markson is now recognized as a Canadian architectural pioneer.

Grant had an affinity for smaller towns within commuting distance of Toronto. He chose towns that had charming main streets and rivers running through them, and built expansion that complimented and enhanced their unique charms.

Projects in the 1970s and 1980s included major expansions of the villages of Unionville, Woodbridge and Uxbridge. He never dreamt that the Toronto urban area would eventually engulf the former two.

Stewardship of the company was assumed by two of Jack's sons, Jeremy and Jordan in the 1990s. Major projects completed since the "boys" became involved include most of  the Woodbridge projects and Uxbridge. Thistlewood, Rockwood Ridge and subsequent projects were initiated by the second generation.

In addition to the land development projects, Jack always had outside interests in both the business and social justice realms. That legacy continues today, with the group's diversified investments in operating businesses that involve preserving, protecting and adding value to land and our built heritage.

With provincial policy now encouraging intensification most of the company's newer developments are smaller infill projects rather than large-scale greenfields developments.

A professional planner, Jeremy's focus remains on development, whereas Jordan takes responsibility for the operating businesses. Both are deeply involved in the Alton Mill Arts Centre, by passion, not design.

Current Businesses and Projects
Hospitality, Leisure, Culture and Residential
Belize Resorts
Award-winning boutique Jungle & Beach Lodges. Condos and residential lots also available for sale.
Foxbridge Golf Course
Operated by Golfnorth in Uxbridge, ON
Alton Mill Arts Centre
National award-winning restoration of an 1880s knitting mill in Caledon. www.altonmill.ca
Residential Development in Southampon on Lake Huron now underway. www.southamptonlanding.ca
Bungalow with loft Townhomes
Future design proposed for two sites, Southampton and  Alton. Similar project was already built in Uxbridge.
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Seaton is a significant investor in, and Jordan Grant is past-chair of a company that helps clients clean and protect ground and surface water for future generations. www.blumetric.ca
Winner 2019 Hotel of the Year, Restaurant of the Year and Frontline Person of the Year
Belize Tourism Board for Jaguar Reef, Grove House Restaurant at SGL and Shakira, Guest Services at Jaguar Reef
"This is a wonderful place!"
Mike Aldred about the Aton Mill Arts Centre
"The Grants are a business family who have successfully combined wealth creation with social activism and conscience."
Alison Armstrong article in "Why Magazine".
Completed Projects
Here is a sampling of a few projects completed in the past.
Rockwood Ridge

Rockwood ridge was a 480-unit multi-phase expansion of the quaint village of Rockwood, Ontario. It maintained the small-town feel through houses with porches rather than garages dominating the streetscapes. Natural open spaces (including a forested ridge) were preserved, made visible  from the streets and interconnected with walking trails. A variety of housing types were built from large bungalow and two-storey single detached home to a range of townhome designs.

Market Lane Shopping Centre
Market Lane was  an award-winning infill project that revitalized the historic commercial area of Woodbridge. It included the restoration and adaptive reuse of several heritage buildings and construction of new, historically-inspired buildings around a newly-created village square. 
Thistlewood Professional Centre
Thistlewood was built to house a variety of  medical services, a pharmacy and restaurant on Islington Avenue in Woodbridge.
Downey Trail
Downey Trail was a 45-unit infill site in Southwest Guelph. It won the support of the neighbouring single family residents by restoring a historic farmhouse, inserting tastefully-designed townhomes (including some bungalow-with-lofts), and 16 units in an innovative four-plex design utilizing the slope overlooking an open space area.
Quaker Village
Multi-phase westerly expansion of Uxbridge, featuring victorian architecture with front porches, side garages, and a huge central park.
Arbors Condominiums
Mid-rise building plus hillside terrace units in Woodbridge.
Contact Us
email: info (at) seatongroup.com
245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 400
Toronto, ON, M4P 3B7
416-486-4680
During the COVID-19 health emergency, the office is closed and we are working from home, still able to collect emails and voicemail messages.