Lakeshore Living Magazine - Fall 2011
Dear Reader,This is the second issue of Lakeshore Living and I’m proud that it is larger and better than the first.The issue is loaded with great reading – from a spectacular reno by celebrity designer Ramsin Khachi of Oakville to an incredible California getaway offer by the Napa Valley Crush Co-op.
ISSUE TWO | FALL 2011 LAKESHORE LIVING WIN KACHICHIC THE ULTIMATE TRIP TO NAPA VALLEY page 37 page 41 CELEBRITY PROFILE Matt Dunigan Home on the Grill A stunning interior makeover by Ramsin Khachi page 7 page 35 CULT WINES Gain Exclusive Access to Some Extraordinary Napa Valley Wines page 17 LIGHT FARE Trends and Advice from Concept Lighting Galleries crescent hill gallery www.crescenthill.com Remy Arnston Eventov Gorg Pasagic Boucher Hicks Hallman Adamo Nemo home and office art consulting - art on approval Sign up for our newsletter at www.crescenthill.com 2575 Dundas St W (just east of Winston Churchill) 905.820.2233 Braul Proudly celebrating the works and talents of Canadian artists for over 20 years. Vladan Berens Braul Freitas Klimova Saunders Eventov Haynes Gendelman Arnston Panov no charge delivery - world wide shipping - framing Visit our 5600 sq ft gallery of Original Art in the Mississauga Home & Design Centre for an enjoyable and relaxing experience. WORKBOOK DISCOVER ORIGINAL CANADIAN AT CRESCENT HILL GALLERY WORKBOOK DISCOVER ORIGINAL CANADIAN ARTART AT CRESCENT HILL GALLERY WORKBOOK DISCOVER ORIGINAL CANADIAN ART AT CRESCENT HILL GALLERY Crescent Hill Crescent Hill Crescent Gallery Hill Gallery Gallery Visiting art galleries can sometimes be intimidating – Visiting art galleries can sometimes be intimidating – not so at Crescent Hill Gallery. not so at Crescent Hill Gallery.– Visiting art galleries can sometimes be intimidating Gallery Director Gallery Director not so at Crescent Hill Gallery. 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CAROLE ARNSTON contact: Megan Sinnett phone: 905.820.2233 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.crescenthill.com contact: Megan Sinnett phone: 905.820.2233 email: email@example.com web: www.crescenthill.com 1 contact: Megan Sinnett phone: 905.820.2233 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.crescenthill.com LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 LAKESHORE LIVING WHATâ€™S INSIDE FALL 2011 ISSUE TWO FEATURES 7 CELEBRITY DESIGNER WORKS HIS MAGIC IN SOUTHEAST OAKVILLE COVER STORY 5 7 17 21 35 39 LUXURY DRAPERY Window treatments help set the mood for a room KHACHI CHIC Celebrity designer works his magic in Southeast Oakville LIGHT FARE Trends and advice from Concept Lighting PRESTIGE COLLECTION Eleven pages of exceptional real estate opportunities CULT WINES Gain exclusive access to some extraordinary Napa Valley wines ALL THAT GLITTERS KNAR Jewellery makes your shopping list sparkle DEPARTMENTS 1 41 19 21 Discover original Canadian art CELEBRITY PROFILE Life in the spotlight and in the community for CFL Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan 41 DESIGNER NOTES Decoration for the holidays HELPING HANDS Building a better community through philanthropy LAKESHORE LIVING 35 WORKBOOK 39 EDITOR PUBLISHED BY Steve McNeill | McNeill Communications MCNEILL COMMUNICATIONS CREATIVE DIRECTOR Steve McNeill Phone: 905-648-3558 Advertising: email@example.com Eric Pezik | Infinite Design House Inc. PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTO STYLING Roy Timm & Carole Buzzato Timm FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 2 DAN’S WELCOME Lakeshore Living Magazine Dear Reader, This is the second issue of Lakeshore Living and I’m proud that it is larger and better than the first. The issue is loaded with great reading – from a spectacular reno by celebrity designer Ramsin Khachi of Oakville to an incredible California getaway offer by the Napa Valley Crush Co-op. If you like Californian wines, you will want to hear what the Napa Valley Co-op has to offer, and get in on a fantastic wine tasting event the Co-op has organized with Budds’ BMW. Crescent Hill Gallery will also have some exquisite artwork displayed during this tasting event, so it promises to be a highly entertaining and enlightening evening. Details about the wines, the Co-op and the tasting event are inside. I also want to thank my good friend Matt Dunigan for taking time out of his busy schedule to allow us to profile him in our celebrity feature. A celebrated CFL quarterback, hall-of-famer and TSN panelist, Matt is also a great guy. We also feature some practical advice for homeowners who are looking for everything from window treatments by inVU Drapery to lighting by Concept Lighting, which has locations in Oakville, Mississauga and most recently Burlington. Dan Cooper Our mission is to bring informative and interesting stories to your doorstep. Enjoy this issue and watch for another terrific edition in the spring. Sincerely, PAGE 7 PAGE 35 >> A Day with Matt Dunigan. The CFL legend explains how Oakville became his new playing field. From his favourite haunts to the importance of giving back, Dunigan knows how to make a community home. PAGE 41 3 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 Book your 2012 inHOME visit by Dec 31, 2011 to receive 20% savings. See inSTORE for details. INVUDRAPERYCO.COM WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/INVUDRAPERYCO Luxury PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROY TIMM | PHOTOSTYLIST CAROLE BOZZATO TIMM DRAPE YOUR HOME IN DINING ROOM WINDOW TREATMENTS HELP SET THE MOOD FOR A ROOM All too often accessories take centre stage for a room and while accessories are important to help set the mood for a room, many forget factoring in the right window treatment. It’s important to spend time at the beginning of any room redesign project developing your complete colour palette. Many homeowners choose neutral drapery, believing that the drapery should blend in to the overall room décor. What should be considered is that great room inspiration could stem from the drapery fabric – acting as the rooms jumping off point. inVU Drapery Co. brings together style and function for fabulous drapery. “There is more 5 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 to choosing the right window treatment than meets the eye,” Lisa says, President of inVU Drapery Co.. She explains “fabric, colour, pattern and hardware all make a statement that can create the right balance in any room.” There are a plethora of options available to suit any style preference. The proper window treatment can add another layer of interest to a room. Even the rod itself has an impact, so making the appropriate choice is critical to the overall look of the room, and the flow of the drapery. Unfortunately, drapery hardware is often an afterthought, and yet it can be a critical aspect of the room’s design. “Hardware to drapery is like shoes to a dress,” says Lisa. It may seem to be an incidental component, yet it can have a very significant impact. Lisa points to a nickel rod in the dining room. The bracket and finial are one piece, so there’s nothing interfering with the flow of the drapery. The style is traditional however the nickel finish gives it a more modern feel, complementing the room’s decor without overpowering the room’s overall design. The drapery in this room is a darker colour, which draws attention by contrasting against the light walls making the room appear larger. In this room, using two liners was a must. The first liner maintains the integrity of the fabric ‘ ’ Hardware to drapery is like shoes to a dress Drapery Couture DINING ROOM There are two liners used. The first is to prevent sun fading an d ensures t he drapery maintains its rich and consistent colour. The double lining also prevents the window outline to show through. The second is a thicker liner to give the drapes luxurious folds. FRONT ROOM FAMILY ROOM A pattern provides interest and style; a dim-out liner protects t h e d r a p e s f ro m fading, but allows sunlight to flood the room, giving it an airy and light mood. KITCHEN FRONT ROOM and protects the room’s furnishings from fading. The second liner gives the silk body and ensures luxurious drapability. The panels are hung on hooks, which makes exchanging them in the summer months easy. “Interchanging your window coverings is a trend that is growing in popularity. Such a practice keeps the room interesting – and reduces the wear on the drapes so your investment lasts longer.” Says Lisa. Now more than ever there is a wide variety of window treatment options – making treating them daunting for some. That’s why our offering reaches beyond the store “We offer inHOME consultations, where we will bring the store to the customer. Our design consultants will discuss décor style preferences and work to create a window solution that marries function with style.” KITCHEN “Many designers turn to us because of our expertise and experience.” says Lisa. “We pride ourselves in being first in style, quality and innovation and we’re consistently sourcing new styles, treatments and techniques.” INVU DRAPERY CO. HAS TWO STORE LOCATIONS: Mississauga/Oakville The Mississauga Design Centre 2575 Dundas Street West Mississauga 905.828.2022 Toronto 2784 Yonge Street Toronto 416.481.5273 firstname.lastname@example.org www.invudraperyco.com The Roman blind features a subtle detail to provide interest, but the linen material presents a wonderful juxtaposition against t h e s h i n e of t h e kitchen. FAMILY ROOM The ripple fold provides a single pleat which creates a more modern look. The unique seamless track is perfect for sliding doors. FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 6 CELEBRITY PROFILE Ramsin Khachi // Interior Designer BY VICTORIA FORD PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROY TIMM PHOTOSTYLIST CAROLE BOZZATO TIMM CELEBRITY DESIGNER WORKS HIS MAGIC IN SOUTHEAST OAKVILLE KHACHI CHIC The door is at once modern and traditionally elegant. It’s weight, colour, hardware and customdesigned and manufactured transomed side windows set the stage. Entering the stone courtyard, walking the steps and crossing the threshold you know you’ve reached your destination: Home. And, in quintessential Khachi style, it all seems so effortlessly natural. 7 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 Greeting me for the first time with a warm smile others generally reserve for long held friends, Ramsin Khachi welcomes me into his most recent creation. Nestled on a quaint street off of Oakville’s Lakeshore, this home is a far cry from the house Khachi first laid eyes on 14 months ago. “When I bought this house it was covered in mould and falling apart. And it was “ In each room of the house I thought of everything that I’ d want, or what bothers me in those rooms traditionally, or what doesn’t normally work, and I fixed it. only 23 years old,” Khachi explains. But, walking in he saw what it could be, if he stripped it back and allowed himself the opportunity to put his over 20 years of expertise in designing, building and decorating to work. Unencumbered by the restrictions of client work, Khachi approached this project with a what would be ideal attitude. “In each room of the house I thought of everything that I’d want, or what bothers me in those rooms traditionally, or what doesn’t normally work, and I fixed it.” And while the home literally has it all – think biometric locks, radiant heating at the outdoor cooking area, a motion-sensor activated hot water recycling system and a safe room, to name only a few features – it remains a comfortable and inviting family home. This balance of modern and traditional, formally elegant yet family functioning is something Khachi strives for on all projects. “It’s tough to achieve; tough to find the right ” balance,” he admits. “I do it every day with clients, because often I’m working with two people and fusing their styles together to achieve a balance of suiting both tastes. In this house, it was all me, but I still had to find a balance. I had to keep my hand on it so the pendulum wouldn’t swing too far either way. I pushed the envelope; more classic in the formal rooms. Then I pushed it again making it more modern in the transitional spaces, like the hallways. You’re always walking that balance.” WHO IS RAMSIN KHACHI Ramsin Khachi is an established designer and builder as well as a popular industry expert and television personality. He dispenses incredible design ideas that transform into sophisticated residential and commercial spaces. For over 20 years, his firm has become renowned for generating creative solutions to problems facing the modern-day client. He has been spreading his wisdom in design construction and decor on the Marilyn Denis Show on CTV, during many public appearances and has been a regular on CityTv’s, CityLine as the program’s in-house design expert for over a decade. Known for his vivacious personality and distinctive style, he educates the viewers on design trends, innovative products and the latest in techie gadgets. A true believer in giving back to his community, Khachi contributes to several different charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation for which he has designed room makeovers for children struggling with life threatening illnesses. www.khachi.com FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 8 KHACHI CHIC R AMSIN KHACHI ‘ I pushed the envelope; more classic in the formal rooms. Then I pushed it again making it more modern in the transitional spaces. ’ Above: The vast, light-filled kitchen prep area is fully equipped, with Khachi ensuring the space will work for you, rather than you having to work to care for the space. 9 Top Left: Clean, elegant and functional, a Khachi take on the ideal kitchen Centre Left: Khachi’s creation - Calcutta marble-like quartz countertops, available through Cambria Bottom Left: Kachi maintains a space needs to function as good as it looks, and so he took care in picking the hardware features LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 Some ways this balance was achieved was through theme and variations. Take the custom-designed plaster mouldings in the formal living room. These were inspired by a piece of glass Khachi found while travelling and used in the main upstairs bathroom, flanking the mirror. This pattern is also repeated in the formal dining room’s medallion, although in a unique and different way. Another example is the Cambria quartz. A fan of the functionality and variations this material provides, Khachi used it in the countertops of almost all the rooms – including the garage worktop. Working with a palate of greys and whites, the Cambria quartz allows for a flow throughout the home. But to achieve the right look, Khachi had to overcome one challenge. “I love Calcutta marble, and I used it in the formal living room around the fireplace,” Khachi explains. This was repeated in the family room as well. But Khachi wanted Cambria quartz in KHACHI CHIC R AMSIN KHACHI ‘ ’ You have to keep a handle on your principles; they make you who you’ve become, and if you change your principles you can lose it all quickly. Above: The master ensuite invites you to bathe yourself in luxury, soaking in the beauty of the space that surrounds you. the kitchen – and they didn’t have a colour that flowed with Calcutta the way he wanted it to. “So I worked with Cambria,” he continues. “The countertops in the kitchen were inspired by Calcutta marble, designed by Cambria quartz and myself. I love this new product.” Beyond his custom Cambria Calcutta-inspired quartz, there are so many elements that make this home distinctly Khachi. “If you ask my staff they’ll say there are so many elements in this home that make it ‘Khachi’,” he begins. “The attention to detail, the design aspect; every single little thing is picked by me. My inspirations came from many elements: the Hans Grohe faucets, the imported tiles and even my travels. Nothing was done dismissively. I had something to say about everything.” As he guides me through all six stories of this home – including the decadent master suite, Top Right: The master shower room is outfitted with the latest and greatest gadgets, making your morning prep time enjoyable. Centre & Bottom Right: Rich neutral tones and decadent materials create a soothing retreat. ...cont’d on page 13 FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 10 KHACHI CHIC R AMSIN KHACHI Far Left: The custom designed transomed side windows flanking the front entrance help set the stage as you enter this simply stunning home. Left: Situated adjacent to the kitchen, the family room highlights the home’s family friendly attitude. ‘ When you walk into some spaces you know what it should or could be, and I see this in my mind. I get a feeling and a vision and then I work at making it happen. ’ At MArvin, everything truly is Built Around you®. For more than a century, Marvin has lived by a simple creed: Never compromise on quality. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order windows and doors, Marvin offers unparalleled value with craftsmanquality construction, energy-efficient technology and the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options. 1-800-263-6161 | www.marvincanada.com | email@example.com Calgary | Halifax | Mississauga | Montreal | Parry sound | VanCouVer Marvin_Windows_Half_LL_v1.indd 1 11-11-09 10:18 AM FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 12 KHACHI CHIC R AMSIN KHACHI “ I want to build Khachi branded homes one at a time as perfect as I can, as good as I can, and so that it’s affordable. This is one of my dreams. the stunningly detailed guest powder room, the personal professional gym, the fun and functional home theatre and the practically perfect wine room – Khachi smiles. “I think I did a good job. I’m happy with it,” he reflects. Good job? Even with all his experience and credentials and accolades, Khachi remains humble – a rare trait in someone of his calibre. 13 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 “You have to keep a handle on your principles; they make you who you’ve become, and if you change your principles you can lose it all quickly.” Khachi’s principles? While he never outlined them they’re easy to see through his personality and track record: strong work ethic, honesty, dedication and perseverance. “I think that’s the key to my success,” he confides. “I think if someone else can do it, I can do it and then I do.” ” Asking him how it all came together, Khachi shrugs his shoulders and smiles. “When you walk into some spaces you know what it should or could be, and I see this in my mind. I get a feeling and a vision and then I work at making it happen.” With this project done, Khachi continues to push himself and his abilities forward. “I want to build Khachi branded homes one at a time as perfect as I can, as good as I can, and so that it’s affordL able. This is one of my dreams.” L KOMANDOR EUROPEAN STYLE KOMANDOR Closets & Doors 309 Horner Ave., Toronto t. 416-251-1880 www.komandor.ca BECAUSE GOOD TASTE EXTENDS TO ALL AREAS OF YOUR HOME Everyone wants their home to be a reflection of who they are. They invest a lot of time and money in landscaping, wrought iron fencing, paving stones and garden designs. The overall effect can be destroyed in an instant by unsightly meter set components. Every home has its mechanical features and they all serve a very important function but they don’t need to be front and centre; they’re not aesthetically pleasing. GasCov solves that problem for you. 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Each of these stores boasts two things: great products and exceptional staff. “Lighting is not a self-service industry,” Parans explains. “You need to consider scale, room size, ceiling height, lighting requirements and have an understanding of electrical design and installation suitability. That’s what we provide: Our expert staff, all with a strong décor background, helps select the best lighting possible and guide the home decorator through the process.” We want to help people create beautiful rooms and beautiful homes. What we sell is fashion…lighting is jewellery for the home. ” Parans’ background in sales combined with his strong design aesthetic has led him to expand Concept Lighting to include Concept Flooring at the Oakville location, and Concept Kitchens and Baths, to be launched at the Burlington location’s grand opening. “We’re servicing people in the renovation industry. Lighting was an obvious void, but there was also a need for quality flooring and plumbing products.” Seeing this need, Parans set about filling it, in the same manner as with the lighting: With quality products, and expert staff. “Our Burlington location will include 3000 square feet of kitchen and bath. We’re also introducing natural wool area rugs in all stores. We keep providing what our customers are looking for. And this means our customers keep coming back.” The quality, service and expertise of the Concept Lighting experience has made an impact not just locally, but internationally as well. To date, Parans and his team have done projects across the GTA as well as in Miami, Chicago and Coral Gables. So what can Concept Lighting customers expect in 2012, despite a brand new location? “Lots of stylish new products,” Parans says smiling. “And, we’re revamping our website to provide e-commerce as well.” CONCEPTLIGHTING.CA “We are passionate about lighting,” Parans confesses with a smile. “We want to help people create beautiful rooms and beautiful homes. What we sell is fashion…lighting is jewellery for the home.” After more than 30 years, one would think Parans might be tired of his day job. “I love retail,” he beams. “You know what they say… the only thing constant in retail is change. It’s a new game everyday.” And it’s a game the L Parans team knows how to play. L And what a selection! What truly sets Concept Lighting apart from a chain or box store is the distinctive, high fashion pieces they carry. With over 48 suppliers, Parans and his team scour the world to find truly unique, statement lighting pieces, in styles to suit all manner of customer. From cascading crystal chandeliers, to robust mission-style lanterns, and even modular contemporary steel and glass pieces of art, there is literally something for everyone’s interior and exterior lighting needs. But, in the off chance that the perfect fit isn’t FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 18 EXPECT MORE FROM THE DAN COOPER TEAM Dan Cooper Broker Debbie Cooper Sales Representative WHETHER BUYING OR SELLING A HOME IN THE GREATER TORONTO AREA, PEOPLE TURN TO THE DA N COO PE R TE A M FO R TH E BEST RESULTS. As a peak performer for more than 20 years, Dan and his team are selling homes quickly and for top dollar. They have consistently been the leaders thanks to their impeccable knowledge of the market, their innovative marketing programs and their exemplary service. 19 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 Susan Hannah Executive Assistant Lynn O’Grady Sales Representative More Service: They work 24/7 to sell your home, providing ongoing updates and using their vast network of professionals to ensure you get the best return on your investment. Stacy Peereboom Sales Representative Kathy Wood Sales Representative More Exposure: An innovative marketer, the Cooper team uses a vast array of electronic, video-based and traditional strategies to reach a greater number of potential buyers. The Dan Cooper Team is all about working their expertise to the advantage of their clients. This team of professionals is here to help you through the challenges of buying and/or selling your home. 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Our website listings enjoy hundreds of hits per day. Combine that with our innovative marketing strategies, service, communication and passion and we will sell your home fast and for the best possible price. Contact Dan at 905.338.3737, direct line at 905.849.3303 or through his innovative and interactive website at DanCooper.com. Toll Free: 1.800.514.4094 Need a builder, whether you have a building lot or need us to find one for you, we can connect you with the industryâ€™s best architects and builders through our vast network of related professionals. W W W. DA N CO O P E R .CO M FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 20 Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Ideal for Entertaining! OAKVILLE 1162 MORRISON HEIGHTS DRIVE $2,495,000 Beautifully appointed 4+1 bedroom executive residence situated on a 130’ wide heavily treed lot on a prestigious street in mature S/E Oakville. The inviting, winding driveway leads to the contemporary, open concept designed family home that is ideal for entertaining. Features include custom cabinetry and millwork, rich hardwoods, main floor den and laundry, wrought iron railings, fabulous master retreat with a large walk-in dressing room and two double walk-in closets, five luxurious spa-like baths, completely finished lower level and much more! The large designer eat-in kitchen is a gourmet’s dream and offers dark oak hardwoods, rich granite counter tops, marble subway tile backsplash, 13 ½’ island with prep sink and cooktop, top-of-the-line built-in stainless steel appliances, dark oak fireplace, four walk-outs, contemporary stained glass windows replicating the exact windows in Frank Lloyd Wrights personal residence, rich mouldings and more! Incredibly private rear yard with mature trees and lovely gardens, a gorgeous stone terrace with a built-in stone barbecue, covered sitting area and outdoor dining room ideal for family gatherings. DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Unparalleled Views! $2,495,000 Unparalleled views! Prime locale in the heart of the Roseland community! Fabulous 100’ x 285’ mature lakefront lot with seawall and rare riparian rights offering endless possibilities! Custom build your dream home, add on or renovate the existing dwelling - the choice is yours! Features of this 1 1/2 storey home include an eat-in kitchen, a main floor master bedroom with walk-in closet, main floor den, inground pool, tennis court and more! BURLINGTON 3132 LAKESHORE ROAD DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Ideal for Entertaining! OAKVILLE 46 BYRON STREET $1,598,000 Original owners! Classic Georgian style four bedroom executive residence located south of Lakeshore Road in the prestigious Rycroft Estates. Built by Glen Orchard Homes, the â€œLinbrook IIâ€? model offers approximately 3,570 square feet of luxury. This family home offers great curb appeal, a park-like setting with mature landscaping and prime south-west exposure. Features of this beautifully updated home include spacious principal rooms, hardwoods throughout the main and upper levels, pot lights, radiant heating, crown mouldings, formal living and dining rooms each with a woodburning fireplace, gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and built-in appliances, oversized family room with woodburning fireplace and French door walk-out to deck, main floor den and laundry, three full bathrooms on the upper level, central vacuum, security system, a rare three car attached garage, new roof (2008), new driveway (2011), exterior painting of all windows and doors (2011), custom deck and much more! Pride of ownership is evident throughout this entire home! Great location just one block from the lake. DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Enjoy Incredible Sunset Vistas! $1,499,900 Gorgeous 1 1/2 storey executive residence situated on a spectacular lakefront lot overlooking Burlington Bay. This 4+1 bedroom home is ideal for entertaining and offers a designer dĂŠcor, an open concept main level, gleaming hardwoods throughout the main and upper levels, a newly renovated gourmet kitchen with dark oak cabinetry and Corian counter tops, built-in stainless steel appliances, a newly finished second floor master retreat with custom armoires and sliding door walk-out to private balcony, lavish spa-like five piece ensuite bath, security system and much more! Beautifully finished walk-out lower level featuring a sunken family room with woodburning fireplace, custom wet bar, fitness area, den, oversized laundry room with updated white cabinets and large windows, three piece bathroom and ample storage. An incredible attention to detail is evident throughout! Meticulously landscaped and incredibly private rear yard with interlock walkways and patios, large freshly stained deck, an inground pool with a concrete and interlock surround, beautiful walkway leading to your own private dock and panoramic views of the bay! Enjoy incredible sunset vistas! BURLINGTON 822 DANFORTH PLACE DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Enjoy Country Living Close To Suburbia And All Amenities! 5703 TREMAINE ROAD $1,795,000 MILTON A rare find! Gorgeous and beautifully restored Heritage home, circa 1912, and equestrian farm situated on approximately 7.84 scenic acres with panoramic views of the escarpment. This magnificent property features a large natural pond, inground pool with pool house, eight stall barn with wash bay and prep area, three paddocks, sand ring, detached six car garage and plenty of room for the kids and pets to roam. This home offers approximately 5,000 square feet of finished living space and features a large wrap-around verandah with a new pine floor and ceiling (2011), solid limestone foundation, a designer dĂŠcor, crown mouldings, pot lights, main floor office with custom desk and cabinetry included, spacious master bedroom with separate sitting area and luxurious five piece ensuite bath, third floor loft with vaulted ceiling and skylights, custom wine cellar with slate tile flooring, beautiful wrap-around rear deck and much more! This property is two minutes to Oakville, two minutes to Burlington and close to all highways and amenities but gives the feeling you are worlds away! Country in the city at its best! 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Fully finished lower level with recreation room, family room, fourth bedroom, two fireplaces, fitness room, three piece bath, laundry and ample storage. The gorgeous over 1/2 acre lot offers extensive perennial gardens, many mature trees, concrete patios and walkways, and a custom pavilion terrace with an outdoor fireplace and built in barbecue. This home is ideal for entertaining! DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Bob Rose Expert Legal Advice styleguide Whether you are buying or selling a home, BURROWS CLOTHIERS. ELEGANT. IMPECCABLE. EXCLUSIVE. a qualified real estate lawyer can remove the stress and worry from the transaction – leaving you to enjoy the move itself. Bob Rose deals exclusively in real estate law SPRING FASHION and is on the forefront with leading edge electronic processing, allowing you to take possession as early as possible. 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Features of this gorgeous cottage include vaulted ceilings, skylights, stainless steel appliances, central vacuum, ceiling fans, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, three fireplaces, Muskoka room, sauna hut, newer septic system (2006), drilled well, Caldera six person hot tub, inground sprinkler system, wood shed, sandy beach ideal for kids and much more! Great winter access on year round road. Minutes to Oviinbyrd, shopping and restaurants. DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Sought -After Aldershot! $1,179,000 Custom designed masterpiece just steps to the Burlington Golf & Country Club! This custom built brick and stone 1 1/2 storey executive residence is located in sought-after Aldershot and offers approximately 4,800 square feet of finished upscale living space. The superior construction is evident the moment you walk through the front door. Features include a formal dining room with a coffered ceiling and woodburning fireplace, main floor den with views of Burlington Bay, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and built-in appliances, an oversized great room with a soaring cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace, heated flooring, high efficiency furnace, humidifier, oversized three car garage, an inground sprinkler in the front yard and much more! Fabulous main floor master retreat boasting a spa-like six piece ensuite, walk-in closet, fitness area and walk-out to rear deck with hot tub. The second level offers two spacious bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, plus a four piece main bathroom. Incredibly private rear yard offering an inground heated saltwater pool, hot tub, cabana and fabulous landscaping! A great value! BURLINGTON 335 NORTH SHORE BOULEVARD EAST DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Sought-After Lakefront! OAKVILLE 3258 SHELBURNE PLACE $2,049,000 Fantastic lakefront home located in a prime Bronte Harbour community. This unique custom built executive residence has been fashioned after an old world Victorian gem with gingerbread and peaked architectural trim, offering approximately 4,400 square feet of living space plus a fully finished lower level. Features include a solarium addition with unparalleled lakeviews, hardwood flooring, plantation shutters, oversized gourmet eat-in kitchen, massive family room with woodburning fireplace and cathedral ceiling, main floor den, 4+1 bedrooms (two with lofts), spacious master bedroom with walk-out to balcony offering panoramic lakeviews, six bathrooms, second floor laundry, security system, three cedar decks, mature landscaping, an inground sprinkler system and more! Quiet, ideal setting on a private family-friendly cul-de-sac. Great location close to all major highways and the Bronte GO Station and just a short stroll to the Village of Bronte. DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION Country In The City! $2,295,000 Country in the city! Custom built by Jay Robinson approx 11 years ago, this country estate situated on over 2 beautifully manicured acres is an entertainer’s delight! This spectacular home offers over 8,500 square feet of finished living space with an additional 2,500 square feet waiting to be completed.From the moment you enter the grand 25’ foyer you will be captivated w/the design & opulence. Features include an open concept design,10’ ceilings & hdwds t/o the main level, custom wood trim & mouldings, an abundance of pot lights, decorative pillars, skylights, beautiful 27’ ceiling in the great room, lavish main floor master retreat w/”His & Hers” walk-in closets, 3 furnaces/3 central air conditioners/3 humidifiers, security, I/G sprinkler system & more!Award winning gourmet “Woodcraft” kitchen offers granite counter tops, an oversized island, B/I appl’s, large walk-in pantry, heated flooring, designer lighting & a double French door W/O to the outdoor living space. The upper level loft provides incredible views of the grounds featuring a tumbled stone heated terrace, 6’ heated path to the hot tub, outdoor gas firepit, natural stone waterfall & pond. BURLINGTON 5070 CEDAR SPRINGS ROAD DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. Prestige COLLECTION Prest ige COLLECTION P Prestige COLLECTION NORTH OF CAMPBELLVILLE An Exceptional Country Estate on the Niagara Escarpment 4261 ENNISCLARE DRIVE $2,299,000 An Elegant French Country Manor. Spectacular custom built French Country-inspired dream home situated on 9.55 beautifully manicured acres north of Campbellville. The incredibly private yards offer an inground pool with retractable cover, pool hut with shower, “Monet” bridge and pond, a 28 zone sprinkler system covering the entire property, beautiful gardens, LED landscape lighting, interlock brick patios, a builtin barbecue and an abundance of mature trees. An incredible attention to architectural details is evident throughout! This elegant four bedroom executive residence is ideal for the entertainer and has been finished on all three levels. Features include gated entry, a winding 1,200 foot driveway, courtyard with fountain, a unique 45 foot tower resembling a castle nestled between the two wings of the home, spacious principal rooms, a designer décor, plaster crown mouldings, art niches, curved walls, formal living and dining rooms, a custom gourmet kitchen with stone counter tops and high end appliances open concept to the family room, sun room with vaulted ceiling, geothermal heating and more! DAN COOPER | 905-849-3303 | DANC@DANCOOPER.COM | WWW.DANCOOPER.COM The fastest way to see my listings on your smartphone. Download the QR Code app for instant results. NAPA TO ONTARIO Ryan Waugh // Wines from Napa Valley CULTWINES HOW YOU CAN GAIN EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SOME EXTRAORDINARY NAPA VALLEY WINES NESTLED IN THE PICTURESQUE ROLLING HILLS OF NAPA VALLEY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ARE SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING YOUNG WINEMAKERS IN THE WORLD. THEY POSSESS THE PASSION TO CREATE LIMITED PRODUCTION ARTISANAL WINES THAT GARNER HIGH PRAISE FROM WINE CRITICS AS WELL AS LOYALT Y FROM THEIR DEVOTED CUSTOMERS WHO ANXIOUSLY AWAIT EACH RELEASE. Access to these exceptional wines is limited simply because they are produced in such miniscule quantities – a few hundred to a few thousand cases. This means they won’t be found in wine shops or other retail outlets. These wines can only be purchased directly at the winery or shipped to a select number of customers lucky enough to be on the winery’s subscription list. 35 10 LAKESHORE LAKESHORELIVING LIVING | | FALL FALL2011 2011 Restrictive import laws and lofty LCBO markups make it almost impossible to receive shipments directly from a Napa Valley winery. Your only hope of savouring these special wines is to travel to Napa Valley. Until now… Some of the famous “cult” wineries, such as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate, have significant waiting lists that result in years of delay before you receive your first shipment. The story begins with celebrated winemaker Ryan Waugh and his wife Crystal, who produce only 3,000 cases of vintage wine each year under his label Waugh Cellars. Almost all of this wine is sold directly to his fervent fans, with a small amount being sold to a few favoured high-end restaurants in Texas and Florida. Of course, few of these wines ever make their way to Ontario. These wineries are simply too small to rate a listing with the LCBO. Waugh’s life was changed forever when, as a student, a friend’s father offered him a glass from a special bottle of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This fateful glass sparked an intense passion for wine and steered him onto the path of starting his own winery. Waugh learned the basics of winemaking at the Savannah Channelle. The experience instilled in him the philosophy of carefully nurturing the grapes while in the vineyard and then making wines with minimal interaction once they go in the barrel. This creates wines that are a true representation of their varietal and which exhibit unique flavours and structural depth. These characteristics have been a hallmark of the wines made by Waugh. It is here that he spends time with customers old and new and shares with them his experiences in winemaking and connects them through the unique joys of wine drinking. In 2001, Waugh founded Waugh Cellars, which produces award-winning wines that include a Russian River Chardonnay, A Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and a Zinfandel from the Dry Creek region of Sonoma. Waugh also makes a second, even more exclusive, wine brand called “Six Degrees” which sells for more than $80 per bottle exclusively on allocation to his wine club members. of wine each year for scores of winemaking clients. Waugh wanted something different – a completely unique winery that would provide a collegial environment and stateof-the-art equipment for a few handpicked winemakers whose vision and winemaking passion matched that of Waugh himself. wine and can boast outstanding scores from noted wine critics such as Robert Parker Jr. and Jim Laube of Wine Spectator Magazine. Of course, Waugh intends to make his Waugh Cellars wine at the facility as well. With plans in place for the new winery, Waugh’s next challenges were to finance the project and then to take this innovative concept and open new markets for his wine. His dream was turned into reality through a fateful meeting with Stephen Elliott, a retired lawyer from Toronto. Elliott and his wife Barbara had just purchased a vacation home in the famed Napa resort called The Carneros Inn. The Elliotts had been bitten by the Napa winemaking bug and they formed a partnership with Waugh to finance the construction of his dream project. This vision has resulted in the creation of a project called “The Caves At Soda Canyon.” Waugh purchased the site and navigated the tortuous process of getting the necessary environmental approvals from Napa County to realize the dream of this winery. Rather than being located in an impersonal industrial park, Waugh secured a spectacular mountaintop site, 900 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, on the Palisades of Stag’s Leap. From this perch, visitors can survey the whole of the Napa Valley, from the towers of San Francisco and north to Calistoga. The winery is being constructed wholly underground in 20,000 square feet of caves, tunneled into the side of the mountain. Construction was started in 2008 with completion being scheduled for the harvest of 2012. Four years after founding Waugh Cellars, the then twenty-something winemaker conceived the idea of building a winery that would be unlike anything existing in California. This winery would provide custom crush winemaking services to a select few high-end boutique Napa winemakers in an incomparable setting. Most of the artisanal “virtual wineries” utilize the services of a custom crush facility for making their wine. Typically these facilities are located in industrial park settings and are able to process millions of cases Almost from the moment of announcing the project, Waugh was flooded with inquiries from winemakers who wanted a home to make their wine. He interviewed dozens of winemakers until he found the select few who met his exacting standards of winemaking. Waugh finally selected two other winemakers who shared his passion for high quality winemaking – the Buoncristiani Family Winery and famed consulting winemaker Craig MacLean. Both of these winemakers have earned numerous awards for producing exceptional Napa Elliott was not content with just being a partner in what would surely prove to be one of the most unique and prestigious wineries in the Napa Valley. Elliott had a mission to find a method for Ontario residents to enjoy these unobtainable Napa wines, without having to travel to Napa. This meant navigating the shoals of regulations from the LCBO and the Canadian Border Services Agency. After many attempts, Elliott finally realized that the solution was to form an Ontario co-operative corporation. A co-op is a special type of corporation that operates under its own set of rules. In April of 2011, The Napa Valley Crush Co-operative Ltd. was formed, with Elliott as founder and president. This was to be the very first wine consumption co-operative ever formed in Canada. FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 36 LUXURY ONE WEEK VACATION AT THE FAMED CARNEROS INN R TE IN ENO W T WIN THE ULTIMATE TRIP TO NAPA VALLEY One couple will win a luxury one week vacation in the famed Napa Valley in Northern California. Enter today for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime wine country vacation. You will experience this unforgettable vacation in a luxury wine country villa located at the famed Carneros Inn. The Carneros Inn was voted “one of the top 20 romantic vacation spots in the world” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. This luxury villa normally costs up to $2,500 per night when rented through the Carneros Inn. YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE TRIP INCLUDES - 7 nights in a luxury wine country home located at the Carneros Inn. This private home has two master ensuite bedrooms and more than 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor living area. - Round-trip air travel for two persons on Air Canada between Canada and San Francisco, California. - Access to restaurants, three swimming pools, spa and fitness centre and other amenities offered by the Carneros Inn. - Complimentary bottle of Waugh Cellars Chardonnay upon check- in. - Tour and wine tasting at the Caves At Soda Canyon. This is an exciting new winery now being constructed on the Palisades of Stag’s Leap in the Napa Valley. - Dinner with Napa winemaker Ryan Waugh at a fine Napa Valley restaurant. Visit www.napawinecoop.com and click on the Lakeshore Living link for your chance to win. 37 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 NAPA TO ONTARIO Ryan Waugh // Wines from Napa Valley Co-ops are intended to provide goods, services, or employment to their members on the most favourable terms possible. The Wine Co-op was formed to supply the highest quality, artisanal Napa Valley wines to its members at a cost that reflects only the actual direct costs of winemaking. The Co-op can do this by making its own wine in the Caves At Soda Canyon in Napa. The Co-op has appointed Waugh as the winemaker for the Co-op wines. He will select premium grapes from prime vineyard sources in the Napa Valley and will oversee every step of the winemaking process in the Caves At Soda Canyon. The result will be superb Napa wines that will match some of the most expensive wines in the Napa Valley. Best of all, these wines will be available exclusively to members of the Co-op. The difference for Co-op members is that instead of paying the usual sky high prices for Napa wine, they will be able to enjoy it at a price that is 90 percent below what would otherwise be paid for wines of this stature. This is possible only through the Co-op structure where the wine is made exclusively for members without the indirect costs of overheads, distribution and importation costs that can represent up to 90 percent of the cost of a premium bottle of Napa Wine. Traditionally, the main roadblock to the enjoyment of Napa wines here in Ontario is in the form of the taxes and markups imposed by the LCBO and the federal government. If you attempt to import a case of Waugh’s Six Degrees Cabernet Sauvignon into Ontario, you would be saddled with paying upwards of $100 per bottle in taxes and LCBO markups, on top of the $80 retail cost of the wine at the winery. A member of the Napa Valley Crush Co-op will be able to import their custom wine into Ontario by paying the applicable taxes based upon the Co-op’s “winery cost.” This means that the taxes to bring the wine into Ontario will amount to only a few dollars a bottle. The Co-op will take care of all of the paperwork for each member and the wine can be shipped either directly to the member’s home or office, or to a warehouse facility in Buffalo at the Canadian border for even greater cost savings. By joining the Wine Co-op, a member is granted the opportunity to enter into a WineShare Agreement. This provides that, for a one-time payment, a member will receive a five-case allocation of Napa wine every year for 25 years. Co-op members are assured their allocation of Napa wine each year regardless of how high the retail wine prices may go in the future. At the present time, the Wine Co-op is accepting a limited number of applications for membership. Because these wines will be limited production, membership is being closed at a total of 450 members. Fur ther information about the Wine C o - o p c an b e o b t aine d by v i si t in g www.napawinecoop.com or contacting Michael Freeman, Business Development L Manager firstname.lastname@example.org. L www.napawinecoop.com Exclusive Wine Tasting Join us in 2012 to taste some of Napa’s finest offerings and learn how you can get in on the CRUSH! Our next tasting will be hosted by Budd’s BMW on Wednesday January 11th. Please call our VIP event line 905-634-5237 or email email@example.com to reserve as space is limited for this exclusive tasting event and you will require tickets to attend. To find out about additional events taking place visit napawinecoop.com for updated event listings. HOSTED BY: BUDD’S OAKVILLE FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 38 Budds’ BMW buddsbmw.com The Ultimate Driving Experience. The Family Business Our Service Is Building. For Nearly Four Decades. Darryl Budd and his team of automotive professionals work diligently to offer you the best BMW experience available. Budds’ has been a family-run business since 1973, and has become highly respected and trusted in the Greater Toronto Area communities. In fact our motto “The Family Business Our Service Is Building” is a testament to the commitment that our shops have been providing to each and every customer since we opened. Those years serving our clientele have made our “customer-first” philosophy second nature, and you will find when you visit Budds’ BMW that we are in the business because we enjoy the work, and our enthusiasm for BMW vehicles is boundless. We cultivate our base of satisfied customers with empowered salespeople; a state-of-the-art service facility with BMW-trained master technicians; service advisors who care about you and your BMW; well-trained, knowledgeable, and dedicated people who know how important client satisfaction is. Our sales consultants are professional, honest and dedicated to servicing you throughout the life of your vehicle. With literally no staff turnover, our sales team has a deep rooted knowledge of our products, customer expectations and the ability to handle all of your automotive needs. Budds’ BMW Oakville 2454 South Service Rd. W, Oakville (905) 845-3577 Budds’ BMW Hamilton 1471 Upper James Street, Hamilton (905) 387-7507 buddsbmw.com DESIGNER NOTES House of Flowers // Decorating for the holidays FLOWER POWER one-of-a-kind fresh arrangements. Add a few new things to your collection every year – to keep your holiday decor fresh and ever-changing. Freshen your home for the holidays THE HOLIDAYS ARE FAST APPROACHING AND IN ADDITION TO THE TRADITIONAL RED AND GREEN, THE TRENDS IN COLOURS INCLUDE SILVER AND WHITE, SAYS HEATHER STADIG OF HOUSE OF FLOWERS IN DOWNTOWN OAKVILLE. BIRDS, RIBBONS AND BAUBLES ARE POPULAR ADDITIONS IN CREATIVE LOOKS. Fresh Christmas greens in the house give it that wonderful natural scent. Mist the greens daily to extend their life. Adding fresh flowers, ribbon and ornaments throughout the season give the fireplace mantel a festive look. House of Flowers carries a large array of Christmas ornaments and ribbons and “Fresh flowers also add life to a room and add the ideal accent. Choose colours that reflect the season or complement one of the colours in the room, such as a painting. This can have a subtle impact and provide continuity to your decor,” Heather advises. House of Flowers 171 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville www.stadighouseofflowers.com Architecture & Interior Design 905.339.1212 www.hickspartners.ca 345 Lakeshore Road East Oakville CELEBRITY PROFILE Matt Dunigan // CFL to Road Show BEING MATT LIFE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR CFL HALL OF FAMER BY JOHN KERNAGHAN 41 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 WHEN MATT DUNIGAN RETURNED TO THE GTA FOUR YEARS AGO, HE PUT THE SAME KIND OF WORK ETHIC INTO CHOOSING A HOMETOWN, AND A HOME, AS HE DID DURING HIS HALLOF-FAME PLAYING CAREER THROUGH TWO DECADES IN THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE. “We looked all around the Toronto area,” the TSN analyst and Road Grill host said. “And I mean all around.” See, he approached the home hunt in the same way he studied opponents as a Grey Cup winner. Football is 95 percent preparation and perspiration and five percent execution, Dunigan explains. So he did his homework and came back to Oakville, his home in the early 1990s when he led the Toronto Argos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. “Oakville is really about comfort, but I also wanted to submerge my kids in stimulus. There were all kinds of opportunities and activities. It filled all the requirements for a family – a great community feel and atmosphere and schools. We’re pleased with the way things transpired.” He stressed that anyone who has raised teenagers knows the importance of engaging them and that’s what Oakville has been – a comfort zone that allowed his kids to prosper. Many former pro athletes disengage after their careers, but Dunigan said he embraced the chance to contribute in his adopted hometown. “I’m a big believer in giving where you live. I was able to work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and that was important for me, to try to make a difference in the community.” Dunigan, who was humble as a pro (even after several years as a CFL quarterback he used to greet media with a ‘Hi, I’m Matt Dunigan’) helped high school programs and individuals without looking for media recognition. “You can’t just live in a community. You have to give of yourself. You want to make your community better.” Indeed, his resume of community engagement across Canada is stellar. In 1989, Dunigan won the Tom Pate Memorial Award for his off-field involvement. SOME OF MATT’S FAVOURITE PLACES TO SHOP CORBETTS SOURCE FOR SPORTS HAVANA CASTLE CIGARS Corbetts is and has been the Dunigans’ go-to shop for all things sports. First of all, the longtime proprietors of Havana Castle, Andy and Alex, are very difficult to tell apart because the brothers are only one year apart in age. But that does not matter because either one will instantly make you feel welcome and at ease as they help you find the right cigar or product. If Corbett’s did not have what we needed – a particular shoe size for example – they would instantly order what we needed and give us a call when it arrived. Friendly, accommodating and truly a “one-stop shop” for all things sports. 450 South Service Road West, Oakville WESTBROOKE I’ve been working with TSN for 12 years now and one of the many perks is having the opportunity to work alongside John Mathioudakis, the owner of Westbrooke of Ancaster, Fine Tailored Men’s Clothing and Furnishings. John and his staff are the best in the business because he gets to know his customers and caters to their specific needs and likes. When you want to dress to impress, head to Westbrooke and let John take over. 283 Wilson Street East, Ancaster Havana Castle Cigars is the place to go for friendly service and the greatest selection of cigars and accessories. 48 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville O’FINN’S IRISH TEMPER Since moving back to the beautiful community of Oakville, my wife, Kathy, and I found ourselves frequenting O’Finn’s Irish Temper. Probably because O’Finn’s is so down-to-earth, easy and comfortable. Kinda like us! Whether it was for a family get together, a celebration, a quick bite or just a place to unwind and spend quality time together, O’Finn’s was always there. 136 Church Street, Oakville SCIENCE ON THE BRAIN It wasn’t enough that Matt Dunigan gave his body to football. He’s given his brain to science too. He lives every day with some kind of post-concussion syndrome since he was slammed into the turf in a CFL game 15 years ago. So he says it only make sense that what has happened to him should be examined someday to hopefully shed more light on a subject that is still not well understood. Dunigan is also a spokesman for the ThinkFirst Foundation, which is devoted the study of concussions and programs to raise public awareness. But the echoes of his concussion problems reverberated very close to home when his teenage son Dolan suffered three concussions in a short period in 2007. Dolan had all the size Matt lacked (he played at 5-10, 180 pounds while his son was 6-5, 217 pounds), but as the sports world has slowly learned, size is no guarantee against brain injury. “I had to take the dog out of the fight,” Matt says of the tough, but realistic decision the family arrived at. Dolan agreed to quit football and pursued baseball. The father knows only too well the legacy of too many hits to the head. “You get symptoms all the time and you just try to plow through them.” FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 42 BEING MATT MATT DUNNIGHAN He’s unsure where that side of his working life is going but has a long-term deal with TSN following 12 years with the network. The halftime panel in particular provides something of a second childhood for him. “It is a blast. It’s both a haven and a release. We can act on that show in ways we never can in normal life.” Moreover, he chaired and organized three charity golf tournaments: The Matt Dunigan Crimestoppers Classic, The Silver Arrow Mercedes Matt Dunigan Quarterback Classic and The Matt Dunigan Superstar Extravaganza. The tournaments generated in excess of $150,000 for local charities. He has also been a regular participant in the Dan Cooper Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament at Glen Abbey for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton. The exchanges are often sharp and funny as he joins Burlington native Chris Schultz and Jock Climie with host Dave Randorf. The hits are of the verbal kind, a blessing after Dunigan’s 14 CFL seasons as a classic gridiron warrior. He was a player who wouldn’t take shortcuts. The kids, Dane, Madison & Dolan have flown the coop and Dunigan and wife Kathy leave many good memories behind as they leave their Oakville home to return to Texas, where Matt spent some of his early life. The move is to be closer to other family members but Dunigan will continue to serve as analyst and colour commentator on TSN’s CFL broadcasts. And he hopes to continue in the food forum with the production company which worked on Road Grill. The two seasons of the energetic show are still in reruns and Dunigan is looking for a new vehicle. His Food Network show was launched in his backyard on Monks Passage in Glen Abbey. “ CFL fans will recall Dunigan’s 1991 Grey Cup victory. Played in the bitter cold, with a broken collarbone, he still iced the game with a 36-yard touchdown pass. “The Food Network was advertising open auditions for a grill show and my wife Kathy kept saying I should submit a tape. ‘OK’ I said, ‘get the video camera out.’ “ The audition featured Dunigan’s trademark enthusiasm and southern U.S. drawl, a winning combination. Does he know barbeque? “Hey, I’m a Texas guy.” Still, he makes it clear. He’s a grill man, not a chef. Dunigan, who looks as buffed as his playing days, said he couldn’t get by on celebrity. “I had a lot to learn and studied to pick up everything I could.” But in 1996 his unrelenting style caught up with him. Playing for Hamilton, he was flattened in a game that year and never played again. This was long before concussions were widely discussed in sports circles and those who got them were supposed to suck it up, strap on the helmet and go out on the field. After that hit, however, Dunigan knew something was seriously wrong and that has led to his key role as an advocate for Think First. (See sidebar story Science on the Brain.) “I don’t dwell on that time, I try to look forward,” he says. In fact, he’s not sure what lies ahead. “I don’t know if I’ve really found what L I want to do.” L ” It is a blast. It’s both a haven and a release. We can act on that show in ways we never can in normal life. HOME ON THE GRILL When there was a casting call for a new cooking show on the Food Network, specifically barbecuing, Kathy Dunigan gave her husband a nudge. “I said, ‘What do I know about cooking?’ But 43 ’ Dunigan has been the Honorary Chairman for the Canadian Diabetes Association, Crimestoppers and the Canadian Association for Community Living. He was also the spokesperson for and involved with the Variety Club, Special Olympics, Easter Seals, Uncles at Large, United Way and the Children’s Hospital. LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 then I considered, I’m a Texan and we’re talking the grill – so I showed up and gave it a shot.” saying the recipes come from his producers and he just has to put on a good show. The result was the popular Road Grill and Dunigan became a master of the spatula and tongs. Actually, he’s pretty humble about it all, One of the show’s specialties is the Honey Mustard Chicken Drumstick. See next page for the recipe. HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN DRUMSTICK Ingredients q 1/2 cup liquid honey q 2 tablespoons olive oil q 1/4 cup Dijon mustard q Salt and pepper to taste q 1 teaspoon mustard seeds q Oil for brushing q 2 teaspoons chopped garlic q 12 Fresh chicken q Juice and zest of 1 lemon drumsticks skin on Directions In a medium bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients. Reserve ¼ cup (60ml) for basting later. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Place rinsed chicken in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken, seal the bag and toss to ensure the legs are evenly coated. Marinate 4 hours in the refrigerator. Once chicken has marinated, prepare barbeque for indirect medium heat (350°F/175°C) leaving one side on and one side off. Oil the grill to prevent sticking. Place chicken on the grill over the side with no heat (indirect medium heat). Turn chicken every 3-4 minutes, brushing with the reserved marinade. Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until chicken is crispy and cooked through. Chicken is done when the juices run clear. Courtesy of the Food Network Remove chicken from the grill, let rest for 5 minutes and serve. We have just launched a new website corbettssourceforsports.com visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/corbettssourceforsports Serving Halton teams since 1942 for: Hockey > Baseball > Slo-pitch > Rollerhocky > Lacrosse > Team Uniforms 450 South Service Rd. West, Oakville 905-337-9381 ALL THAT GLITTERS KNAR JEWELLERY MAKES YOUR SHOPPING LIST SPARKLE IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR SOMETHING THAT GLITTERS AND TAKES YOUR LOVED ONE’S BREATH AWAY – THEN KNAR JEWELLERY HAS JUST WHAT YOU’RE AFTER, REGARDLESS OF YOUR TASTE, STYLE OR BUDGET. FOR 33 YEARS, BROTHERS AND OWNERS JEFF AND GREG BUZBUZIAN HAVE BEEN PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICE IN A TRUSTWORTHY ENVIRONMENT IN GUELPH, WATERLOO, AND NOW OAKVILLE. “WE’RE ALWAYS SHOWING UNIQUE AND QUALITY DESIGNS,” SAYS JEFF. asset as they support us and refer us to their friends.” How does Knar make this happen? “Honesty. Integrity. Trustworthiness,” Jeff elaborates. “We care about every client and every thing we do for them.” The Oakville community has embraced Knar Jewellery as much as Knar Jewellery has the community. “Oakville is a special place in Canada. Our clients love what we do and tell us this every day. It’s lovely to hear that from people who could shop anywhere in the world.” But, a trip to Knar provides just that: a trip around the world. Jeff and Greg travel the globe to discover new pieces and artisans to meet their clients expectations. Each year they challenge themselves to bring something new, unique and creative to their clients. And every year they rise to the challenge. Stepping into their Oakville showroom, you quickly see what he’s talking about. There’s a selection of watches, cufflinks, diamonds and gold and silver designs to woo anyone on your list. The environment is modern – clean lines and brightly lit display cases are complemented by a warm and welcoming feeling. The knowledgeable staff is anything but pushy. Instead of focusing on a sale, the staff at Knar Jewellery is determined to build a relationship and create customers that last a lifetime. “Happy customers are always first and foremost,” Jeff explains. “They are our greatest From custom design work, to repurposing older unworn jewellery, to finding the newest and greatest artisans, Knar has their pulse on what their clients want L and need, and they are quick to deliver it. L Yellow Diamond Heart $13,890 Tamara Comolli Leathers leathers from $35; gold clasp $2,810; charms sold separately Jack Kelége Earrings $6,740 Chopard Watch - Mille Miglia Hera Paradise Ring $18,970 $950 Simon G Band $4,950 * All prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 46 HIGHER LEARNING ’ APPLEBY COLLEGE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE Student s Circa 1914 FASCINATING MINDS SINCE 1911 , OAKVILLE’S APPLEBY COLLEGE HAS ESTABLISHED A GLOBAL REPUTATION AS AN INNOVATIVE LEADER IN THE DE VE LOPME NT OF TE ACHING AND LEARNING METHODOLOGIES. Founded by John S. H. Guest, Appleby opened its doors on September 14, 1911. That day, the school welcomed its first students: 29 boys who arrived as far away as Chicago and Winnipeg. “What started as an all-boys school in one building on 32 acres of land is today a 725-student strong community on a 60-acre campus, welcoming young men and women from more than 30 countries around the world,” said Guy McLean, Principal, Appleby College. Rich in history with an impressive legacy, Appleby has achieved a number of significant milestones and developments which have propelled the day and boarding school continuously forward in the area of academics, arts, athletics and service. A pioneer in the use of e-learning, integrating technology into all facets of its curriculum, Appleby’s use of laptops in the classroom, SMART Boards and Harkness tables is a model for best practices. Its curriculum also incorporates innovative teaching and learning methods, including a unique experiential component consisting of a Grade 12 boarding requirement for day students. The experience provides an opportunity for international and local students to gain a greater appreciation of different cultures and perspectives, while at the same time, learn more about themselves as they grow together in a community and develop the responsibility and skills to assist with transitioning from high school to university. In fact, supported by an extensive guidance program, more than 90 percent of Appleby graduates advance to their first university of choice. “We are extremely proud of our past,” added McLean. “We’re also looking forward to the school’s next century and the tremendous impact Appleby students will have locally, nationally and internationally.” Throughout the 2011-2012 school year, Appleby will be celebrating its milestone anniversary in several ways, including a Centennial Speakers Series showcasing some of the Canada’s most respected and influential individuals. Appleby College Circa 19 29 To learn more about Appleby College please contact Matt Sheridan-Jonah, Executive Director, Admissions at 905-845-4681 ext. 169 or visit www.appleby.on.ca.You can also plan to attend the school’s Open House on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appleby College is located at 540 L Lakeshore Road West, Oakville. L APPLEBY COLLEGE FAST FACTS • Founded in 1911, not-for-profit • Co-educational university preparatory boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 • 725 students from more than 30 countries around the world • Advisor/student ratio 1:19 • Faculty/student ratio 1:16 • Over 20 competitive sports with a core focus on hockey, swimming, golf, rugby, field hockey and soccer • Languages studied: French, Mandarin, Spanish, German and Arabic • Music / Art / Theatre: Dance, drama, music (orchestra, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, cantus chamber choir), theatre and visual arts • First boarding school in North America to offer an integrated global education program, culminating in the achievement of the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership • Appleby’s curriculum incorporates innovative teaching and learning methods in which students apply the knowledge they’ve learned to a series of activities and projects outside of the classroom. • More than 90% of graduates advance to their first university of choice, including recognized institutions of higher learning such as Yale, Harvard, Oxford, University of Toronto and McGill University FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 48 Strateg YOUR REAL ESTATE UNDERSTANDING THE EVER-CHANGING the GTA shares cutting-edge strategies to and always ahead of the curve, they constantly AND INCREASINGLY COMPLEX WORLD OF serve better individual clients. “Pooling our consult with other experts in the field to edu- HIGH-END REAL ESTATE REQUIRES THE knowledge and experience together gives cate and inspire one another. EXPERTISE OF A HIGHLY COMPETENT TEAM. us a huge competitive advantage,” the group TO NAVIGATE THIS WORLD SUCCESSFULLY explains. AND PROFITABLY, YOU NEED TO WORK WITH With the ever-changing pace of today’s industry, the ability to share marketing tac- A GROUP OF ELITE AGENTS. MEET YOUR Carefully selected for extraordinary skill- tics, technological approaches and general REAL ESTATE STRATEGISTS. sets, widespread connections and, most information is an invaluable asset. “We’ve importantly, exceptional results, each member got a huge built-in infrastructure which com- Convening monthly, this world-class col- of the group brings a wealth of talent and pounds the best resources available,” the lection of top-producing agents from across know-how into the fold. Never complacent group summarizes. 49 LAKESHORE LIVING | FALL 2011 Ever y section of the GTA is overseen by at least one affiliate. No matter the market, clients receive the highest level of service. “Not only do we gists have complete coverage of the GTA, but we also have the best agents across the country just a phone call away,” says the team. Whether buying or selling, locally or elsewhere, clients are equipped with the finest “ tools imaginable. Pooling our knowledge and experience together gives us a huge competitive advantage. ” By choosing to work with any member of this team of Real Estate Strategists, clients enjoy the strengths of an entire team whose knowledge and experience L leads to fast, efficient and rewarding sales. L PICTURED FROM LEFT: Barry Cohen, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage T: 416.223.1818 E: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.barrycohenhomes.com Shawn Lepp, Keller Williams Energy Real Estate, Brokerage T: 905.428.8100 E: email@example.com / www.shawnlepp.com Niels Christensen, Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage T: 416.236.1241 E: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.christensenteam.ca Lindsay Wright, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage T: 416.699.9292 E: email@example.com / www.wrightsisters.com Jay Miller, Re/Max Omega Realty (1988) Ltd., Brokerage T: 905.717.3525 E: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.jaymiller.ca Ora Ross, Keller Williams Real Estate Service T: 416.230.8500 E: email@example.com / www.mulhollandross.com Peter Mulholland, Keller Williams Real Estate Service T: 416.230.8500 E: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.mulhollandross.com Kevin Larose, Re/Max Realty Enterprises Inc., Broker T: 905.278.3500 E: email@example.com / www.kevinlarose.com SEATED FROM LEFT: Doris Christensen, Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage T: 416.236.1241 E: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.christensenteam.ca Dan Cooper, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage T: 905.849.3303 E: email@example.com / www.dancooper.com Marlene Larose, Re/Max Realty Enterprises Inc., Broker T: 905.278.3500 E: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.kevinlarose.com FALL 2011 | LAKESHORE LIVING 50 HELPING HANDS Philanthropy // The Joy of Giving Back THE JOYOF GIVING BACK BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY THROUGH PHILANTHROPY FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS I HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING AREA CITIZENS TO GET INVOLVED; TO HELP MAKE THIS COMMUNITY AN EVEN BETTER PLACE IN WHICH TO LIVE. Charity begins at home. Whether we give money, time or both, it is imperative to help those less fortunate than ourselves. “Give where you live” is not just a catchy phrase; it is a philosophy to live by. I’m proud that The Dan Cooper Team has supported many worthy causes – everything from minor sports to major campaigns. A community is more than bricks and mortar – the character of a place is defined by the caring and generosity of its citizens. I’m proud to live in such a caring community and prouder that The Dan Cooper Team can be counted as one of the area’s generous corporate citizens. COMIC VISION One of the causes we support is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton – a very valuable resource for the troubled youth in our midst. As the event sponsor for the Dan Cooper Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament, I can say the money raised is helping hundreds of our youth. www.bbbshalton.ca PLATINUM BLONDE DAN WITH THE COMIC VISION TEAM. DAN IS A MAJOR SPONSOR FOR THE OAKVILLE PERFORMANCE BY SOME OF CANADA’S BEST KNOWN STAND-UP COMICS. IAN ANDERSON HOUSE RAISING MONEY FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF HALTON – DAN COOPER, MARK HOLMES, JULES GRAHAM HOOD, RONNIE BROWN, SERGIO GALLI. Last year I was proud to be the venue sponsor for Comic Vision – an important organization that is helping the fight against blindness through comedy. Shows across Canada with top comedians make this event the most successful night of fundraising support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. www.comicvision.ca JOE’S TEAM PRIVATE FUNDRAISER AT THE OAKVILLE CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – MARGARET ANDERSON, PAULA GARDIN, CHRIS JOHN, DAN COOPER. TRIATHLON ON LAKE JOSEPH FOR PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL CANCER RESEARCH – DAN COOPER, ALEX MOORE, CRAIG RADFORD. 51 Another terrif ic organization is the Oak ville Hospital Foundation which has a massive project – the New Oakville Hospital. 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