The Story of 126 LongMeadow

by Hugh and Colin Niven on Sunday, May 23, 2021
Where Memories are Made

In the early 1960s, a young couple called Mr. and Mrs. Niven, fell in love with a home in Pointe Claire. They were looking for the perfect place to raise their two boys. Luckily, the previous owners of 126 Longmeadow had some slides showing the backyard in each of the four seasons. That's when Mr. Niven fell in love with the natural greenspace of this peaceful location. They decided it would be the perfect place to raise their sons Hugh and Colin. The street was always a friendly one, with great neighbours, lots of friends, and fun things to do. In the summertime, the backyard -- with the private golf course beyond it -- became another room of the house. 

In fact, Beaconsfield Golf Club has hosted many professional tournaments, including two World Cups! It's where Colin and Hugh learned to ice skate on a frozen pond and cross-country ski every winter growing up. As a bonus, the golf course is a favourite sanctuary for dog-walkers in the winter, so they could meet some furry friends along the way. 

Best of all, the house is very near all the conveniences one needs. Colin and Hugh walked to their high school every morning. It was so close that they could come home for lunch every day too! 

The Lakeshore General Hospital, Pointe-Claire City Hall, shopping centres, the municipal library, local hockey arena, a world-class aquatic centre, and local parks are also next door. In fact, it’s at one of the local parks, Cedar Park Heights, where Alouettes football greats Tony Proudfoot and Mike Soles first learned the game. 

One of the other benefits of this fantastic location is its easy access to public transportation, most notably the commuter train line running between Lucien-L'Allier train station downtown and Vaudreuil-Dorion to the west.

Sadly, Colin and Hugh's parents eventually passed away, leaving their home to both boys. When Colin landed his dream job as News Editor at CTV News he moved into a condo downtown to be closer to work. Hugh has continued to live in his childhood home for many years, but now he is retiring and has decided it's time to downsize.  As they think back to the story of 126 Longmeadow, it's one of very fond memories! 

This home is a fantastic place for families, pet owners, and anyone who enjoys quick access to a host of amenities. They can't wait to pass it off to the right family, who can continue to create fond memories in this beautiful home.