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"Trend Homes" by Assaly and Johannsen

Assaly (sometimes teamed up with Johannsen) aptly named their home designs in the 1960s and 1970s "Trend Homes". Below are some examples of the 'trend-setting homes' that they built. 
Cover page for the Trend Village brochure in the 1960s. Does anyone know why they took down the arch and sign shown in the top right photo? It looks like it was at Canfield and Greenbank.

Trend Village plan.

The following 3 images are plans from 1963, built in Woodroffe on the Green (better known as Crestview/Meadowlands), and in Glenwood Park (Aylmer, Quebec).


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