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A Tale of Two Neighbourhoods: Parkwood Hills and Fisher Glen

In this post I will look at a tale of two adjacent neighbourhoods built approximately 20 years apart - Parkwood Hills and Fisher Glen. Both areas were predominantly constructed by the same builder, Minto, and they are a good example of how house design changed between the 1960s and 1980s. The two neighbourhoods are a good comparison as both areas generally have smaller to medium size houses for their time.
This post is quite long, but I wanted to share all of the plans and information I have on the two areas. In some cases I have two versions of the same plan as one may be more clear or have a different facade image.
Type of houses and layout:
Most of Minto's detached house lineup in Parkwood Hills during the early 1960s consisted of bungalows and side split designs. They are modestly sized houses, almost all with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. A few of the plans have a small 2-piece ensuite bathroom off of the master bedroom. Some plans came with garages, but carports are were more…