By Andrew Tait, The Globe and Mail Staff WriterIn the village of Sturbridge, Ontario, a new village is slowly building.
Sturbridge Village, which was originally built as a town in the 1930s, has been in the process of developing into a village of about 500 people.
It will be home to approximately 200 people.
“This is a community that is not only looking to grow in size and to expand its presence in the community,” said Tim Molloy, village director.
Stuart, the village’s first resident, moved to Sturbridges newest village in 2015, with plans to live there for several years.
He said he is excited to be living in a new community that was born out of the love of food.
“It’s a little bit like the beginning of my life, growing up, cooking,” he said.
“That’s why I’m excited to get to live in a community where we can make new friends and new connections.”
Molloy said Sturberis development was a success, with the town expanding from 200 to 500 residents, adding more schools and the town’s newest recreational centre.
“We’ve gone from having a town of 500 people to having 400,” Molloys said.
He said Sturgis development has been positive and has not gone unnoticed.
“There have been a lot of positive things that have come out of this.
There’s a positive vibe, people feel good,” Molls said.
For more information about Sturgs development visit sturbridisvillage.com