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in Thorold

With close proximity to the U.S. border and ideally connected to major highways, waterways and regional destinations such as Niagara Falls and wine country, Empire Legacy offers the perfect backdrop as you plant your roots and begin your legacy.


a Place you can

Truly Call Home

Legacy’s distinct detached home plans with 3 and 4 bedroom designs appeal to the diverse needs of your family. Browse our selection of available floorplans to find the home that’s right for you.



The process of having a new home built for you can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Empire has pulled together a variety of great resources to help you along your homebuying journey.


the empire


We create inspiring new places to live by being innovators in our industry, by giving you more and by caring for the world around us. For over 20 years we’ve built communities that make everyday life richer and more sustainable with enviable designs where smart space planning and innovation meet.


Legacy Summer 2019 Construction Update

As construction continues, we’re seeing how Thorold’s master-planned Legacy community is growing. Browse our photos for an aerial sneak peek of all the activity happening at Legacy this summer. PHASE 1 In the first phase of community development,...

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Style Guide: Shabby Chic

Furniture and accessories of this style appear aged and have a sense of history about them with visible signs of wear; if new items are incorporated into a space, they are often distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. The overall feel is ...

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Meet Designer Dominic De Freitas

An award-winning designer with over twenty years of experience, Dominic De Freitas is passionate about creating interiors that are memorable and inspire a purposeful living experience. Since joining the team at distinguished design firm figure3 more ...

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Style Guide: Manor Estate

A contemporary mix of traditional and modern styles, the Manor Estate is a transitional home that blends traditional architectural elements with clean-lined furniture and modern finishes. The fine balance of curved and straight lines results in an u...

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Style Guide: Industrial Ranch

Industrial style refers to an aesthetic that takes its cues from old factories and incorporates elements such as weathered woods, exposed brick, industrial lighting and raw materials. Its palette is commonly rooted in earth tones – a mix of muted g...

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