20 Ryder Drive
Bayhill Condomium, with an unparalleled view of the Bay and numerous islands, is surrounded by approximately 7 acres of iconic Georgian Bay forest habitat supporting indigenous flora and fauna.
In 1989, Bayhill was created by George Ryder, a forward-thinking local builder. At that time, a ‘condo’ was a new idea in Parry Sound and, while not the first registered, Bayhill was the first built with the intention to be a condo in Northern Ontario (according to George). As a young builder with a growing family he lived in Crawford subdivision and would walk to a nearby large rock to meditate and read (upon which he eventually built his own home). The adjacent property was vacant, however, owned by Falconbridge Mines Company who had planned to develop it for Great Lakes shipping boats due to the deep waters of the Big Sound.
In 1980, George purchased all 400 acres and continued to imagine other possibilities. With the help of architect Ed Bohe from Toronto a design was made which realized one of George’s ideas. It was inspired by his travels to Florida and the condos he had seen there. Each of the condos at Bayhill would be built as separate homes linked together under 1 roof, and each home would have maximum exposure to the magnificent landscape.
In 1988-89, George broke ground and built a structure designed to maximize natural light and encourage ventilation by Georgian Bay breezes with windows on both sides and an open walkway. The structure was also designed to be curved on the bay side to maximize the privacy of each home while providing equal enjoyment of the spectacular view. The 3-storey 21-unit condominium featured a gracious vaulted portico and lobby with adjacent meeting room surrounded by scenic property.
The owners of Bayhill remain appreciative to George Ryder to this day for his vision for the property and forward-thinking initiative.
MCRS has proudly managed Bayhill Condos since it transitioned from self-management in August, 2013.