Canadian land developer, William Teron, Died at 85

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William (Bill) Teron was born on November 15, 1932, in Gardenton, Manitoba and died on March 12, 2018.

He was a Canadian real estate executive who was known as the “Father of Kanata”.

Teron relocated to Ottawa when he was eighteen.

William Teron started his own company, Golden Ridge Developments Ltd.

Teron was responsible for two suburban developments in the Ottawa area – the development of the former hamlet of Bells Corners, Ontario into a garden suburb (through the development of housing estates called Lynwood Park and Aretha Park in the early 1960s) – and the development of Beaverbrook, the beginning of the city of Kanata (later amalgamated into greater Ottawa) from a greenfield site in the Township of March, west of the Ottawa Greenbelt.

In 2014, Teron listed his home located in the Kanata Rockeries enclave off Goulbourn Forced Road for $2.75 million built in 2004.

His 5,600 square foot home is located on three-quarters of an acre and is part of the 13-acre parcel Teron kept for himself when he gave up developing his garden city of Beaverbrook in the early 1970s.

He died at 85 years old.