Begun in 1998, the development of the 600-acre (243 hectares) Park Ridge community brought neighbourhood design to a new level in Oshawa, a city 25 miles
(40 kilometres) to the east of Toronto. The development consists almost exclusively of single-family homes constructed by Tribute Communities
units constructed by Ballantry Homes
. The total number of these residences is approximately 2,000.
In addition to its multiple parks and school sites, the community is built around a number of large ravines that contain tributaries of Harmony Creek, a
major watershed in the area.
The City of Oshawa built and operates The Legends Centre, a $40 million community recreation centre within the neighbourhood. The Legends Centre houses a
large swimming pool, several ice rinks, a library and community meeting rooms. In addition, the Durham School Board purchased a 13-acre (5.3 hectares)
parcel of land from Metrontario and built a secondary school in the community which opened in 2008.
Draft plan approval for 340 single detached lots was received in September, 2015.