Aldershot is located at the western edge of Burlington on Burlington Bay.
The older quaint neighbourhoods of Aldershot are on large well-maintained lots and the landscaped appearance reflects the character of many heritage quality residences. The large mature trees lining the streets add to the beauty of the area. A good many of the homes are bungalows and are perfect for empty nesters who want to downsize. There are also new home developments with condo townhouses, condo apartments and a new apartment complex at LaSalle Park Drive and Plains Rd providing a wide range of housing for those wishing to move to this area.
Because of the large lots, many people are tearing down the older bungalow and building a larger home on the property. Many of the lots have a 60 – 90 foot frontage with depths from 125 – 145 feet, very hard to find in other areas of the city.
Aldershot is a short distance to downtown Burlington and Spencer Smith Park. Almost every weekend in the summer there is an event taking place at Spencer Smith Park, including the Sound of Music Festival in June and the Rib Fest on Labour Day weekend. This is one the largest Rib Fests in North America.
LaSalle Park and Marina is just a short walk from Plains Road. This 57 acre parcel of land includes sports fields, trails, a marina and picnic areas. The shoreline of the park is dedicated to fish and wildlife habitat managements. There are swans, ducks, geese and other wildlife to be seen during every season. This parcel of land was purchased in 1957 by the Hamilton Parks Board and Burlington has a lease agreement from Hamilton. It was originally called Wabasso Park but the name was changed to honour Sieur de La Salle’s landing in the area. The name was changed to La Salle Park in 1927.
Aldershot was known for its sandy soil Aldershot was especially suited to growing melons. The term “Aldershot melon” grew in fame as did PEI potatoes and BC apples.
Aldershot along with the town of Nelson amalgamated with Burlington in 1958.
The Royal Botanical Gardens, a world-class tourist attraction and facility is located in the Aldershot area of Burlington. The natural landscape setting of the Grindstone Creek and the Lake Ontario shoreline are the perfect setting for the gardens.
To view homes in Aldershot call Gail Fabiani 905-637-1700.