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A NOTE FROM THE EDITORS There’s one thing that just about everyone I’ve been talking to lately can agree on: 2021 was a year for the ages. And as this strange year goes into the history books, some are predicting that 2022 will be equally unprecedented. What does that mean? In late November as I write this, inflation is rearing its head after being (somewhat) under control for several years, bringing the spectre of higher interest rates. That will inevitably have an impact on the real estate market, though it’s not always as direct as you might think. We’ll just have to stay alert and see what the Bank of Canada does – and when.

Todd Adair*

President Sales Representative

The new year will also unquestionably mean changes in the way that Muskokans conduct their livelihoods, possibly for years to come. As you’ll read in “The Long Haul: Home Building In A Pandemic” in this issue, many local trades and other businesspeople have

I’ve never been one to set New Year’s resolutions, as the pressures of trying to achieve my yearly goals usually only leads to disappointment. This year however, I’ve decided to approach the arrival of 2022 with a different objective in mind: balance. Our Winter North 2022 issue has many examples of this, starting with our cover story. “The Long Haul” details how important it is to balance quality with the challenges of the current business climate, especially when it comes to timeframes. In the same vein, great female leaders in business are

already evolved their business practices to meet the new conditions, and they may stay that way for the foreseeable future. It’s no wonder the phrase “the new normal” is becoming a cliché. But hopefully, you and your family are feeling the first glimmers of hope after nearly two years of gloom and doom, in the news and in our everyday lives. I have a new appreciation for the pleasure of dining in a restaurant (indoors!) or enjoying a cool one in the local pub, and I’m looking forward to travelling again. One again, my thanks to Kallan and her editorial team and writers for putting together another beautiful edition of Cayman Marshall magazine. And here’s to a new year that will be unprecedented for its successes and triumphs, not just its challenges. Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year to all!

able to strike a balance between maintaining the integrity of their product, self-care and family, as shown in our article “The Future is Female.” And Muskoka Tree Solutions offers its own take on balance, by explaining how to take wildlife, forest care and esthetic preferences into consideration when managing our Muskoka properties. As always, we hope you enjoy the beautiful listings, insightful reads and delicious recipes we have in this issue. Thank you to our devoted readership, and I look forward to meeting up with many of you again next year!

Kallan Koch Chief Editor

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THE FUTURE IS FEMALE Canadian Female Leaders in Business Pictured: Bojana Sentaler

EDITORS Todd Adair* Kallan Koch Lauren Lowe ART DIRECTOR Kelsey Kennerell GRAPHIC DESIGNER Cathryn Haynes PHOTOGRAPHERS Andre Carriere Peter Esteves Kallan Koch Micheal Muraz Hark Nijjar Photography Mark Wilson ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Kallan Koch CONTRIBUTORS Todd Adair* Martha Uniacke Breen Sebastien Centner Sheila Centner Brooke Madden Erin O'Reilly Meredith Parsons DC Rutherford Charlie Vanderpol* Tim Winegard Published in Canada FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL info@caymanmarshall.com caymanmarshallmagazine.ca All square footages are approximate. Some square footages include living space in the lower level. Information is subject to errors and omissions. Not intended to solicit properties currently for sale.

ON THE COVER Build Featured By: Tamarack North Architectural Designer: Madison Taylor Photographer: Niamh Barry

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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THERMËA SPA VILLAGE | WHITBY Experience a World of Wellness

COVER STORY 104 T H E LO N G H AU L

Surviving Home Building

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L AC O ST E H O L I DAY GIFT GUIDE T H E G O O D, T H E B A D A N D T H E U G LY Balancing Aesthetics and Wildlife Needs in Muskoka

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COOKING WITH CAY M A N M A R S H A L L

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T H E CAT H A R S I S O F P I CA S S O

The Blue Period Comes to the AGO

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T H E STA RT O F A N E W L EGACY

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M U S KO K A L I ST I N G S

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Canadian Female Leaders in Business

Tips from Sebastien & Sheila Centner

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Experience a World of Wellness

REAL ESTATE

102 G E T I N T H E K N O W

The Benefits of Listing Exclusively


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BALANCING AESTHETICS AND WILDLIFE NEEDS IN MUSKOKA By Tim Winegard, M.Sc., Owner and Certified Arborist, Muskoka Tree Solutions

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uskoka is home to a wide range of wildlife. Some, like wolves, loons or moose, symbolize everything we love about untamed nature – while mosquitoes, blackflies and mice are another of nature’s forms that we see as a seasonal plague on cottage life. From the loved to the loathed, the management of your trees and the surrounding forest can influence the diversity and abundance of species on your property. Though we may not all have the ability, space or resources to manage our properties for wolves and moose, we can take smaller steps towards promoting desirable species while minimizing the disturbance from others. To accomplish this, we need to examine what makes individual trees good, bad or ugly – and what influence these characteristics have on wildlife.


From the top to the bottom, healthy trees have:

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Less than 5% of dead/dying crown material

Branches with well-developed branch-bark ridges where they meet the trunk

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A minimum of unhealed trunk damage from lost branches, poor pruning, plow damage, etc.

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Well-developed root flares (where the trunk tapers outwards into the root bed)

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romoting healthy trees and forests on our properties with a variety of diverse species, ages and classes of trees provides habitats for many different kinds of wildlife, which depend on the availability of resources in the forest for food, shelter and raising offspring. Understanding what makes a tree desirable, both structurally and ecologically, can help property owners support desirable wildlife habitat while minimizing risk to the cottage. Healthy trees are more resilient to pest outbreaks, are able to spend more energy on reproduction (seed, cone, nut production), and pose the least threat to cottages and homes.

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Stable root systems free of girdling roots and visible damage


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I EVEN DEAD OR DISEASED TREES PLAY A ROLE IN CONTRIBUTING TO FOREST ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES.

n nature, of course, there is really no such thing as a “bad” tree. Even dead or diseased trees play a role in contributing to forest ecological processes. However, on your cottage property, it is important to know how to spot trouble before it’s too late. Working with a professional arborist and forestry service like Muskoka Tree Solutions can provide peace of mind when tackling these property management decisions.

From the top to the bottom, “bad” trees have:

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Large amounts of dead canopy material, such as freshly fallen branches at the base, damaged branches, broken tops, or branches extending over utilities or buildings (exceeding 5-10% of canopy material)

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Branches or secondary stems with bark inclusions (i.e., no ridge) where they meet the trunk, or bursts of branch production randomly along the trunk

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Large open cavities, vertical or horizontal cracking in the trunk, extensive bark loss, discolouration or fruiting bodies from mushrooms

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A lack of well-developed root flares, or root flares that have been buried by grade changes or material deposition

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Unstable excavated root zones, with visible damage or lifting root systems


Ugly but beneficial wildlife trees may feature:

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Broken tops that provide nest building sites for osprey and other birds of prey

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eauty is in the eye of the beholder when it comes to what constitutes an “ugly” tree – or a well-kept forest. For some, unusual forms, burls and knobs make for a romantic fairytale scene. For others, beauty lies in balanced, symmetrical trunks, orderly branching patterns and a clean-swept understory. But no matter which forest scene appeals more to you, good management means striking a balance. Remove too much dead or downed wood and you could disturb wildlife habitat; remove too little and it may pose a fire risk, or be unpleasing aesthetically. Though the bad and the ugly may share some features in common, the only real difference has to do with potential threats to buildings or infrastructure. “Ugly” trees actually have some advantages, by providing nesting, roosting and overwintering grounds for a wide range of pest predators.

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Irregular branching patterns with tight cruxes, great for building nests out of sight

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Open cavities, or pileated woodpecker excavations, that provide habitat for everything from owls and ducks to bats and pine marten

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Flaking bark patches that can provide nesting sites for insect-eating birds, like brown creepers, or food storage locations for Canada jays

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Loose root mats or upturned root systems that can be excavated for underground dens and burrows for foxes, wolves or bear

THE MANAGEMENT OF YOUR TREES AND THE SURROUNDING FOREST CAN INFLUENCE THE DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE OF SPECIES ON YOUR PROPERTY.

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Maintaining these wildlife hotspots on your property in addition to a percentage of downed debris provides habitat for predator animals that will ultimately put top-down pressure on cottage pests like mice and mosquitoes. Ultimately, how we balance our individual visions of Muskoka with the demands of local wildlife is an important consideration for our cottage properties. By providing predatory insects, amphibians, birds and mammals the space they need to forage, reproduce and overwinter, we can feel good knowing we are maximizing our use of the good, minimizing our risk from the bad, and counting on the ugly, to make next year at the cottage even better than the last. muskokasolutions.com

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Legacy What if you could combine the convenience and maintenance-free lifestyle of a resort with the peace, privacy and freedom of your own Muskoka cottage? And what if, when you weren’t there, you were actually earning a return on your investment?

By Martha Uniacke Breen

THAT’S THE IDEA BEHIND LEGACY COTTAGES, A PREMIER SEASONAL COTTAGE COMMUNITY ON LAKE ROSSEAU NEAR MINETT. “It’s really a different kind of cottage experience, “ explains Cayman Marshall agent Steve Haddock, who is representing the properties. “It’s a community of 42 privately owned villas with a total of 450 feet of shared waterfront. The lifestyle here

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Carling.There’s always lots to do while you’re here: golfing and tennis, watersports, fine dining and much more. Go for a swim and reconnect with neighbours in the exclusive Pool Pavilion, or launch your canoe, kayak, or motorboat from the Boathouse. Or simply relax in the peace and quiet of your own contemporary-designed cottage, and enjoy the view. "And because it’s classed as a condominium,” Steve continues, “there’s no maintenance worries, as you might have with a private cottage. While you’re up here, you’re relaxing, not looking after the cottage.”

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can be as social and active as resort living, but it’s also serene and private when you want to relax. It gives you the true Muskoka cottage feel, but without Muskoka cottage prices.” The Legacy community is close to all the best of Muskoka: the beauty of the storied Big Three lakes, with shopping and entertainment a short drive (or boat ride) away, in Port Sandfield and Port

Ownership in Legacy Cottages carries another attraction that makes it perfect for low-stress, low-maintenance cottage ownership. When you’re not staying there, onsite professional rental management handles all the details of renting your cottage to qualified renters, providing a reliable return on your investment. And there’s none of the worry of wondering about security or maintenance when you can’t be there – it’s all taken care of. “It’s really a great place to come up to for a week or two, and know it’s being looked after (and can even produce a financial return) when you aren’t there,” notes Haddock. “All in all, it’s a great way to own a Muskoka cottage, without any of the drawbacks.” VIEW THIS LISTING ON PAGE 78

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WITH CAYMAN MARSHALL

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e like to think of ourselves as family here at Cayman Marshall, and especially as the holidays roll around, exchanging favourite recipes is becoming an annual tradition. For 2021, we asked a few of our team members to share a recipe that has special meaning for them, and tell us why it resonates. From the exotic sweet-and-sour tang of Thai Chicken, to the quintessentially Irish comfort food of Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Carrots – finishing with the sweet, allCanadian goodness of homemade butter tarts, made with maple syrup from Muskoka trees – allow us to present to you the makings of a real holiday feast, courtesy of the Cayman Marshall team.

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CHICKEN CACCIATORE For sales rep Cat Brown, introducing new clients to the special experience of cottage living, and watching families grow up making the same memories she enjoyed as a kid, is the very best part of what she does at Cayman Marshall. In fact, her own family memories partly inspired her choice of Chicken Cacciatore. “My brother-in-law always made it and I really enjoyed it, so now I make it all through the winter,” she says. “It’s a homey, filling recipe that everyone loves – and you can make it in one pot, so clean-up is easy.”

• 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil, divided

1) Season chicken with salt and pepper.

• 6 bone-in skinless chicken thighs

2) Heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil in a heavy cast iron skillet. Sear chicken on both sides until golden, about 3-4 minutes each side. Remove from skillet and set aside.

• Salt and pepper, to season • 1 medium onion, diced • 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced garlic (6 cloves) • 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced • 1 small red bell pepper, diced • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced • 10 oz (300 g) mushrooms, sliced • 1/2 c (125 mL) pitted black olives • 8 sprigs thyme • 2 tbsp (30 mL) each freshly chopped parsley and basil, plus more to garnish • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano • 2/3 c (150 mL) red wine • 28 oz (820 g) crushed tomatoes • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste • 7 oz (200 g) Roma tomatoes, halved • 1/2 tsp (3 mL) red pepper flakes

3) Add remaining oil to pan. Sauté onion until transparent, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add peppers, carrot, mushrooms and herbs; cook for 5 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. 4) Pour in the wine, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Cook until wine is reduced, about 2 minutes. 5) Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, Roma tomatoes and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Return chicken pieces to skillet and continue to cook over stove top OR in the oven, following the instructions below.

FOR STOVETOP: Mix all of the ingredients together; cover with lid, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 40 minutes or until the meat is falling off the bone. Add olives, and allow to simmer for a further 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately. FOR OVEN/SLOW COOKER: Transfer covered skillet to a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) and cook for 50 minutes. Remove lid, add the olives and cook for an additional 20 minutes until chicken is tender and falling off the bone, and sauce has reduced. If the sauce is too thin for your liking, add 2 tbsp (30 mL) of extra tomato paste while it’s simmering to thicken. MAKE AHEAD: Cacciatore can be made up to one day ahead, cooled, covered and refrigerated. Rewarm over medium-low heat. FREEZE: Transfer cooled cacciatore into an airtight container and transfer to freezer. The day of serving, thaw it out in the morning and bring to room temperature. Transfer to a skillet and reheat over medium-low heat until warmed through. (Recipe adapted from Cafe Delites, www.cafedelites.com.)


HALUSKI (POLISH MAC ’N’ CHEESE) A junior designer at Cayman Marshall, Katie works alongside senior designer Meredith Parsons on the firm’s various building and design projects. The creative fulfillment of working with other professionals and with clients to turn dreams and ideas into reality is the most rewarding part of her job.

Katie has loved this variation on a classic family favourite since she was a little kid, she says, and today it’s one of her go-to winter recipes. “My family has Polish roots and this is one of my mom’s specialties – you usually find pancetta in pasta dishes like carbonara, but it’s delicious in a mac ’n’ cheese recipe like this.”

• 1 head green cabbage • 1 Vidalia sweet onion • Approx 8 oz (125 mL) pancetta, diced (or more to taste) • 5 oz. (about 150 mL) plain goat cheese (or more to taste) • 1/2 c (125 mL) butter, melted • 16 oz. (500 mL) bag egg noodles

1) Roughly chop green cabbage, onion and pancetta. Melt butter in frying pan. Add pancetta and onion and cook until pancetta is just turning crisp. 2) Add chopped cabbage. Add salt, pepper, and ground chili peppers to taste and continue to cook until cabbage is tender. 3) Meanwhile, boil 1 bag of egg noodles in salted water (about eight minutes for al dente). Drain and add to pan. 4) Crumble goat cheese. Add to pan and simmer, stirring occasionally, till cheese is melted and mixture is thoroughly coated.


• 2 c (500 mL) water • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt • 6 potatoes, thinly sliced • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced • 4 medium carrots, diagonally sliced • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter or margarine • 2 tbsp (30 mL) flour • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt

CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES AND CARROTS Office administrator Erin O’Reilly is often the first voice you hear when you call Cayman Marshall’s Port Carling office reception. The best thing about working with CM, she says, is the supportive team atmosphere, and of course, seeing the listings of beautiful new properties that continually flow through the office. This filling Irish carrot-and-potato dish has been in Erin’s family for three generations. “It was my grandmother’s recipe, handed down to my mom and now me,” says Erin. “It’s truly a comfort food. My mom and grandmother grew up in Ireland and it’s a traditional recipe there; it really embodies our Irish heritage. It’s kind of a taste of the old country, and it’s great to bring to family gatherings.”

• 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper • Dash cayenne • 1-1/2 c (375 mL) milk • 1-1/2 c (375 mL) Old Cheddar cheese, grated

1) Heat oven to 375º F (190º C). 2) Bring water to a boil in a large frying pan. Add salt, potatoes, onions and carrots. Cover and cook five minutes, until partially tender. Drain. 3) In medium saucepan, melt margarine and remove from heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and cayenne. Add milk, blending well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until thickened and smooth. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) of the cheese and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted. 4) Layer half of the potatoes, onions and carrots in a lightly greased 9 x 13 in (23 x 33 cm) baking dish. Top with half the cheese sauce. Repeat layers; sprinkle with remaining cheese. 5) Bake, covered, for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove cover for last 10 minutes of baking.

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THAI CHICKEN For Cayman sales representative Mike Arnold, it’s a never-ending pleasure to be able to show the region’s beautiful lakeside properties to clients, and to help them fulfill their dreams of owning a fabulous vacation property. This easy-to-make recipe is a big favourite with Mike’s kids. “On their birthdays they get their choice of what they want for dinner, and it’s always this one,” he laughs. Try serving it with rice to soak up that tangy-sweet sauce.

• Chicken breasts, cut into cubes • 1/8 to 1/4 c (60 to 125 mL) each soya sauce, teriyaki sauce, and oyster sauce • 2 tbsp (30 mL) black bean sauce • 2 cloves garlic • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh ginger • 2 tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil • 5-8 whole chili peppers, to taste • 1/2 medium jar peanut butter

1) Combine soya, teriyaki and oyster sauces, then add black bean sauce to the mixture. Add garlic and ginger. Toss with chicken and marinate overnight in refrigerator. 2) In large frying pan, heat oil and blacken chili peppers. Add chicken with marinade and cook till no longer pink. (If necessary, add more sauce to coat.) 3) Just before serving, add peanut butter and stir till thoroughly mixed and evenly coated.


MAPLE BUTTER TARTS Cayman Marshall Magazine’s chief editor Kallan Koch says she loves the variety of content she and her team get to share with readers – from gorgeous luxury listings, to stellar style and design, and now and then, delicious recipes. “When I moved to Muskoka, my family and I tapped our trees and began the journey of making our own maple syrup,” she says. “I found this recipe and now it’s a staple we make every year for family and friends.”

PASTRY SHELLS (makes 16)

FILLING • 3/4 c (200 mL) brown sugar

• 1-1/4 c (310 mL) pastry flour

• 1/4 c (60 mL) butter, softened

• 1/2 c (125 mL) COLD unsalted butter, cut into cubes (leave in fridge until ready to use)

• 2 eggs

• 6 tbsp (90 mL) ice water, divided

• 1/2 c (125 mL) maple syrup • 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) vanilla extract • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) maple extract • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt • 1/4 c (60 mL) raisins (optional)

1) Using a pastry blender, blend the butter into the flour until crumbly (do not touch with hands or it will melt the butter and not get that flaky texture). Then gradually add in water until the dough is just holding together. 2) Roll out dough to desired thickness and cut out circles large enough to fit the bottoms of cupcake tins. Then cut out strips (about 2 inches wide) to cover the sides of the cupcake tins. Make sure sides are above the edge of the tin or it will be difficult to take out the tarts after baking. Blend the two pieces together with fingers to make tart shells.

1) Preheat oven to 350ºF (190ºC). 2) Beat brown sugar and butter together in a bowl until smooth; whisk in eggs, maple syrup, flour, vanilla and maple extract, raisins (optional), and salt. Fill each uncooked tart shell 3/4 full with maple syrup mixture. Optional: can do a light egg wash on the exposed shells to make the edges golden and crispy! 3) Bake in preheated oven until filling is set and shells are golden, about 16-18 minutes. Wait until cool (5 minutes) before taking out of tins for easier removal.

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BY BROOKE MADDEN The holidays are just around the corner! Time for Mariah Carey, freezing wind, and, if you’re like me, festive cocktails to warm up. Finding the perfect ingredients for your mixed drinks is a skill. As a bartender, I’m a tad persnickety with what I chose to serve myself and my loved ones. That’s why I love FeverTree. Established in 2004, FeverTree’s premium line of carbonated mixers has a distinct reputation for a reason. Its founders, Tim Warrillow and Charles Rolls, have travelled around the world in search of only the finest natural ingredients, creating unmatched flavour profiles in their variety of mixers.

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The products, unlike generic soda pops, contain no artificial sweeteners, flavours, or colours, making Fever-Tree an organic alternative to the go-to rye and artificially sweetened ginger cocktail you’ll find at any dive bar. Fever-Tree’s Canadian portfolio includes 16 different mixers. From their classic Premium Tonic Water to their newest Sparkling Pink Grapefruit, there truly is a Fever-Tree for everyone. Ahead, you’ll find three classic recipes with a Fever-Tree twist that are sure to leave you and your loved ones enjoying the festivities all season long!


INGREDIENTS:

Gin & Tonic

> ¾ Fever-Tree Premium Tonic Water > ¼ gin > Garnish: orange or lime wedge

METHOD:

Pour gin into a Copa de Balon glass or large wine glass over ice cubes and top up with Fever-Tree Premium Tonic Water. Garnish with an orange or lime wedge.

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Kentucky

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Ultimate WhiskyGinger

INGREDIENTS:

INGREDIENTS:

> ¾ Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Beer > ¼ Kentucky bourbon > Garnish: fresh lime or mint sprig

> ¾ Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Ale > ¼ whisky > Garnish: slice of orange

METHOD:

METHOD:

Add the bourbon and a squeeze of lime to a Moscow mule mug or a highball glass. Fill the mug or glass with ice and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge or fresh mint sprig.

Fill a highball glass full of ice cubes and pour in the measured whisky. Slowly pour in the Fever-Tree Premium Ginger Ale, give it a gentle stir and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

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THE CATHARSIS OF

THE BLUE PERIOD COMES TO THE AGO By DC Rutherford

An empire loses its grip on a legacy of colonialism. The credibility of the government is undermined and a coup d’état threatens from dark corners of populism. A parliamentary system is defined by polarity, as anarchism and fascism pull a nation to corners, to opposition, and apart. The proletariat confronts issues of race, gender, and the socioeconomic divide and the bourgeoisie cling desperately to the power of inequity. The effects of systemic change, coupled with technological and ideological revolutions, impose a particular hardship on youth. A recent CDC study found that “18- to 24-year-olds reported the highest levels of symptoms of anxiety and depression” amongst all age groups. The manifestation of this depression leaves a legacy felt for generations, one that provides perspective, solace and understanding of the human condition. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the work of our masters.

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The world that surrounded Pablo Picasso at the turn of the 20th century is frighteningly similar to the one that we inhabit today. As we entered the 1900s, the struggling artist entered his 20s and began what would become known as his “Blue Period,” an artistic attempt to reconcile not just unrest in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, but the inherent struggles of burgeoning adulthood, anxiety and artistry. Picasso was troubled by mental health and the death by suicide of his friend, Carles Casagemas, the Catalan painter and poet who was the subject of several of Picasso’s works and with whom he shared a studio. The resulting work could not possibly be more engaged with our current challenges, and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s new exhibit, Picasso: Painting The Blue Period (October 6th, 2021 to January 16th, 2022) is a living monument to the beauty and catharsis that can be born of struggle.


Pablo Picasso. Woman and Child by the Sea, 1902. Oil on canvas, 81.7 x 59.8 cm. Pola Museum of Art. © Picasso Estate / SOCAN (2020), Photo: Pola Museum of Art / DNPartcom


THE AGO’S NEW EXHIBIT, PICASSO: PAINTING THE BLUE PERIOD (OCTOBER 6TH, 2021 TO JANUARY

16TH, 2022) IS A LIVING MONUMENT TO THE BEAUTY AND CATHARSIS THAT CAN BE BORN OF STRUGGLE.

Pablo Picasso. The Blue Room, 1901. Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 61.6 cm. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Acquired 1927 © Picasso Estate /SOCAN (2021)

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During this time Picasso was a “young up and coming, very ambitious young man and quite cocky,” notes the AGO’s Interpretive Planner Gillian McIntyre, who worked with the gallery’s own curator Kenneth Brummel and Dr. Susan Behrends Frank of Washington, DC’s The Phillips Collection in concert with the Musée national PicassoParis in building the exhibit. The colliding storms of brashness and melancholy, the inspirational tempest of so many artists, brought the world such seminal pieces as “Crouching Beggarwoman,” “The Soup” and “The Blue Room,” which serve as the foundation of the exhibit. Picasso’s indulgence in blues, greens, and only a few other colours in exploring lower classes, outcasts, and the marginalized, was a reflection of how he saw himself at the time in his status and depression. The opportunity to gather “more than 100 objects from 15 countries, including paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Picasso as well as works by artists the young Spaniard is known to have studied before and during the Blue Period” was a vivid surreal experience for McIntyre. “The curator in Washington sent me plans of the apartment and the studio he was living in and pictures; it’s just

Pablo Picasso. La Miséreuse accroupie, 1902. Oil on canvas, Overall: 101.3 x 66 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Anonymous gift, 1963. © Picasso Estate / SOCAN (2021) 63/1

around the corner from the Moulin Rouge. And so it becomes very real.” The legacy of such an exhibit in Toronto cannot be lost on the community. Generations of artists and audiences who get to experience Picasso: Painting The Blue Period will see Picasso’s hardship manifest in their work and their lives. The innocent engagement that children will have is nearly as priceless as the works themselves. As McIntyre recalls the divine reverie of previous visits:

Pablo Picasso, Melancholy Woman, 1902, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill, 70.190. © Picasso Estate / SOCAN (2021)

“I sat them down in front of this huge painting and one of the parents was there and she said, ‘this could be a still life’ because they were so absorbed and they were all telling me what they saw. And it was wonderful, we had a great conversation, a really free, stimulating [conversation] and they literally were just – they don't get that normally on school tours, a lot of the art teaching is quite poor or nonexistent. So people wouldn't expect kids to be able to sit in front of an abstract expressionist painting because they’re not judging, they’re not saying it doesn't look like anything.”


Pablo Picasso. Blue Roofs, Paris, 1901. Oil on millboard, Unframed: 39 x 57.7 cm. The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith, 1939. © Picasso Estate / SOCAN (2020), Photo © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

McIntyre invokes essayist and novelist Pico Iyer when she imagines the lasting virtue and impression of art. “He said one of the things galleries should sell is silence – we’re not a cathedral, so you don't have to be silent here. But for me, one of the best definitions came from a Scottish curator (I can’t remember his name now) who said galleries were where you can go to think and feel what it means to be human. And I think that is what I love about a place like this, is that you're not being fed. It's open, and you are invited to respond to it.” The exhibit takes audiences through the Blue Period but ends with a glimpse of The Rose Period, Picasso’s next phase. There’s something inspired about ending on a hopeful note, assembling the manner in which the AGO wants its audience to progress through the works – perhaps an intentional way to mimic or mirror our present realities. “I think that's a wonderful contemporary take on the exhibition. I don't think that was truly the

intention – it was just a sort of logical progression. It was just marvelous to be able to get all these paintings together because it's hard to get Picassos, as you can imagine. So lovely that we were able to, and we own one from that period so we have it now nestled amongst others.” There is something uncompromisingly uplifting about art born of sadness. It is as if artists and their ghosts can reach out from the static documents of their own engagements with struggle to comfort those of us who endure similar struggles. To walk the AGO and be surrounded by Picasso’s confrontation of society and self, discomfort and depression, is to be wrapped in the amenity of knowing. And to be so lovingly led from Blue to Rose, is to revel in the promise that this gets better, that this too shall end, that these times will soon be ghosts as well, and generations will be able to wander the graveyards of our confrontation to learn, to love, and to indeed, “feel what it means to be human.” Visit ago.ca to book tickets for the exhibition.


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The Future is

By Brooke Madden

successful female leaders share their stories and advice. Women in leadership positions are a special kind of power force. Perhaps it’s our inherent, often subtle defiance of the status quo; maybe it’s a primal drive to empower others like ourselves. It likely has something to do with the inexplicable yet undeniable rush of serotonin we get from the “Let’s go, girls!” part of that Shania Twain song. Motivations aside, girl power is growing rapidly in business. Research shows that Canadian female entrepreneurship has risen 30% since 2011. But what does it take to be a successful female leader? We decided to speak with seven accomplished women in multiple fields to find out.


Carmen Sandor

CEO and Founder, Green Owl Vodka

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s a former tennis pro and team captain, Green Owl Vodka founder and CEO Carmen Sandor not only knows what it takes to be a team player, but to be a strong leader. Having climbed the ladder in the finance world, Carmen took a leap of faith and left her office job to pursue a passion project, one that would soon become stocked in 140 LCBO locations across the province. As the only green tea-flavoured vodka in Canada, Green Owl is “changing the way people drink vodka,” according to Sandor, who points out that the product is light, fresh, natural, and has no artificial ingredients. Carmen values empathy and communication in her leadership style. “One of the beautiful things about being a woman is that we’re really great communicators. Women have an elevated level of empathy, and that’s really important [in] a leader.” However, she also acknowledges that empathy only goes so far. “You have to find a way to be assertive, and go after what you want for your brand. Have an opinion, and take a stance.”


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ver the years, I did everything: busser, server, bartender, manager, director of food and beverage,” says Fever-Tree marketing manager Alexis Green. After attending school for graphic design, Alexis took a job in the marketing department of a company that owned restaurants and nightclubs, later moving on to a sales position. The experience gave her a wide array of useful skills in the competitive food and beverage arena, that made her uniquely suited for Fever-Tree. Today Green describes her work with Fever-Tree as focusing on “bring[ing] quality and choice into the mixer category.” As she proudly notes, “Now, in Canada, we have 16 different flavours in the tonic, ginger soda, and ‘refreshingly light’ range.

Marketing Manager, Fever-Tree There really is a Fever-Tree for everyone.” Alexis values collaboration as a leader. She encourages women to “evolve, nurture key strengths, and tackle areas of opportunities, personality, and competencies.” Nobody on your team is more or less important, valuable, or worth being thought less of. She advises, “Always see things as an opportunity to learn,” and to “be bold, and take risks!” Most importantly, she says, “Treat everyone well.”

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Kat Florence

“I

t was a passion project. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I knew that I would always be okay,” says Kat Florence of the jewellery company that bears her name.

After completing a undergrad science degree and a masters in education, Kat Florence moved to Bangkok, where she worked at an art-based school as an educator for nearly a decade. Thailand happens to be a hub for gemstones, and over time she found her true passion.

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Owner and Designer, Kat Florence Jewellery

Kat noticed that even in high-end jewellery, the design doesn’t always showcase the gemstone in its best light. So she decided to become an expert on the subject, and began to create unique, rare gemstone-focused designs. Today, Kat Florence Jewellery sells around the world to collectors and auction houses, and does a new launch every month. “Each piece is about the rare jewel and its origin. That is where I begin every design,” says Kat. Florence believes it’s important for a female leader to “curate the individuals close to you.” Other key factors to success, she says, include “being consistent, knowing all aspects of your business, and never going into a situation unprepared.”


Hiawatha

Osawamick Executive Chef and Owner, Hiawatha’s

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fter giving birth to her first daughter in 2008, Anishinaabe-Kwe, Executive Chef, and owner of Hiawatha’s, Hiawatha Osawamick knew it was time to make a change. Hiawatha has grown up working in restaurants - from bussing, to hosting, to waitressing, then eventually to the kitchen. Following in her family’s culinarily talented footsteps, she trained under one of Canada’s best chefs. When her daughter was born, the extensive evening and weekend work in restaurants became less than ideal for raising a child, so she decided to start her own catering business. Now, Hiawatha’s serves fresh, quality, Indigenous cuisine. Hiawatha takes pride in her catering services being a “true, Indigenous experience,” engaging with guests, providing menus, and serving her delicious food herself. As a female entrepreneur, Hiawatha believes leaders should “learn from their mistakes. Take criticism, and turn it into something positive.” Osawamick also believes that in a male-dominated industry such as the culinary one, one must “go above and beyond.”


Katie Zeppieri Founder and CEO, GIRL TALK Speakers

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atie Zeppieri has had a whirlwind of an entrepreneurial career. On top of working tirelessly as a marketing consultant and talent agent, Zeppieri also manages her sister businesses MicDrop Marketing and GIRL TALK Speakers Bureau, which represent an impressive roster of high-profile businesses and individuals. “The heart of both agencies is helping amplify people and brands,” Zeppieri says. MicDrop Marketing helps companies and people build buzz through holistic PR and brand management. Zeppieri’s second agency, GIRL TALK Speakers Bureau, focuses on empowering women and elevating female voices. Its goal is to be the largest female speakers bureau in North America. And with Netflix’s “Love Is Blind” star, Kelly Chase, as a recent addition to their roster, GIRL TALK Speakers Bureau is well on its way to achieving that. “My nickname is ‘Your Hype Girl’! I’m passionate about helping amplify stories worth telling,” she says, adding that her leadership and entrepreneurial spirit are built on resilience. “It’s the most important trait I’ve cultivated as an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart.” Katie also believes in staying committed to your larger vision. “Be stubborn with your vision, but flexible with the route you take to get there.” Alicia Thurston Photography


BojanaSentaler

President and Creative Director, Sentaler

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s founder, designer, and creative director of luxury outerwear maker Sentaler, Bojana Sentaler is not only a successful entrepreneur, but an acclaimed Canadian fashion icon whose designs have been sported by celebrities like Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. After immigrating to Canada from Serbia at a young age, Bojana passionately sketched fashion designs throughout her entire childhood. Growing up with Canadian winters, Bojana understood what it meant to need warm, comfortable, and stylish outerwear. She completed her degree in Marketing and Finance from the Schulich School of Business and

then began travelling the world. It was in Peru that Sentaler would discover Alpaca fur, one of the world’s finest and rarest fibres, which is naturally durable and has properties that make it ideal for cold winter weather. This rich fibre would become the basis for Sentaler, a now globally recognized luxury Canadian outerwear brand offering a variety of distinct signature styles. Bojana values elegance, beauty, and functionality with each coat she designs. As a leader, Sentaler values giving back, evidenced by her extensive commitment to raising awareness and funds for SickKids Foundation, as well as the long-term environmental commitment, Forests for the Future.


Meghan Muise (left) & Lindsay Haley (right)

MeghanMuise

Co-owner, Ripe Juicery

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rior to starting Ripe Juicery, founder and co-owner Meghan Muise worked in a hospital. “I realized very quickly that I was in sick care, and I wanted to be in health care,” Muise admits. After travelling extensively with her best friend Lindsay, the two women opened Ripe Juicery. “And now we’re a million-dollar juice business. Just two girls who thought, ‘Let’s be brave’.” Meghan, a mother of two, values organic and sustainable practices. Ripe is a

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zero-waste company, even donating the pulp from the company’s juices to an animal sanctuary. “Our practices make us so different,” she explains. “We’re showing people what it’s like to run a business that ticks all of the boxes. Motherhood and growing a business is so doable, but you have to have grace with yourself. You can do it all; it just might not be glamorous.” She also insists leaders must know how to do every part of their business – she says that’s the main reason Ripe grew during the pandemic. Most importantly, Meghan believes, you must “love what you do.”


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A For Any Occasion By Sebastien & Sheila Centner Eatertainment Events & Catering

Setting the table, whether it comes to décor or dishes, can be stressful for any host. The more you entertain the better you will get at it, but we always like to help speed up that process by sharing some of the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the past decade or so – both from entertaining ourselves and through our company, Eatertainment Events & Catering. For this issue of Cayman Marshall Magazine, we are thrilled to be sharing some table-setting basics, along with some of our favourite tips.

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We love to host family dinners, and when hosting a larger group in a more relaxed setting, family-style works perfectly. Set your table to consider leaving space for the large bowls and platters of food that you will need to set down. If you are incorporating other elements such as florals, we always recommend mocking up the table with the empty bowls and platters in advance. That way, your guests aren’t scrambling to make space when you approach with a heavy board or platter filled with food. Photo: Bruce Gibson


TO BEGIN WITH,

we always like to set the table properly, whether we are hosting a formal or casual meal for friends, colleagues or family. It almost doesn’t matter what you are serving; even if it’s take-out, a properly set table sets the stage and makes your guests feel special. Sebastien’s mother Maryvone passed down to us not only her love of entertaining, but also the European tradition of setting a beautiful table for any occasion. Now even our boys always set the table with us, as it’s a great way to spend time together, gives them a sense of pride and ownership over the occasion, and of course it’s a great thing to learn and be able to pass on to the next generation of hosts! Another important element to setting the table is where to seat each guest. Our sons, Colsen and Logan, are also in charge of the seating plan and deciding who will sit next to whom. The goal is always to encourage conversation and foster new connections, all while keeping in mind to have a familiar face close enough that everyone feels comfortable.

Hosting a breakfast or brunch is a great way to get together with friends and family when free evenings are hard to find. Just because it’s a morning or daytime meal doesn’t mean you can’t get a little more elegant with your setting. In this case, we combined the informal feel of rattan woven chargers and tied raffia napkins with the elegance of crystal glassware and patterned bone china, to create a look that suits the setting perfectly. A fun idea is to pre-set each setting with a grapefruit or orange sliced in half as a fresh starter for the meal, and adding a leaf place card to tie in with the bright and vibrant florals. Photo: Bruce Gibson


THE

Perfect TABLE

A properly set table is the first step to wowing guests with your hosting know-how. But between knowing what cutlery should be used and where, how many and what type of glasses are needed, and all the other elements that come into play, setting the table properly can get overwhelming quickly. While it’s true there is an art to table setting, it can actually be quite simple once you learn a few basics. We’ve included examples of some of the most popular settings to cover you for most occasions. But before we even get to these, remember some of the foundations of setting the table:

Photo: Bruce Gibson

CUTLERY Cutlery should always be placed based on the courses being served, from the outside inwards. No matter the occasion or guest list, if you always start with the outermost cutlery and work your way in, you should be safe.

DISHES Generally speaking, while the practice of pre-placing dishes at each setting is perfect for starting off the meal, you will invariably need to remove those dishes to plate the food (unless, of course, the meal is served family or buffet style). Keep this in mind as you set the table to ensure you aren’t trying to wash dishes in between courses.

GLASSWARE Unless your meal includes swapping from white to red (or vice versa), in which case you might need multiple wine glasses matched to each type of wine you are serving, there is nothing wrong with keeping it simple and using a water glass and a single wine glass for guests to use, whether they choose white or red wine.

PLACECARDS

Photo: Bruce Gibson

Placecards are especially useful when hosting more than four guests. They should be placed in advance, and consider what we mentioned earlier about fostering conversation while also making people comfortable.

NAPKINS The first thing people do when they sit down is reach for the napkin. So placing the napkin underneath the forks can create quite a bit of noise and the occasional dropped fork as guests pull out their napkin for use. Placing it on top or underneath the plate can eliminate this awkward moment.

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Setting

BREAKFAST

Large plate, fork and butter knife (a sharper knife likely won’t be needed), spoon for oats or cereal, coffee cup, juice/water glass, side plate.

LUNCH Large plate, salad fork, fork and knife, soup spoon, juice/water glass, side plate.

DINNER Small starter plate, large dinner plate, salad fork, fork and knife, soup spoon, dessert spoon, juice/ water glass, wine glass, side plate with butter knife (for bread).

BRUNCH Large plate, small fork for starting items, fork and knife for main, spoon for oats or cereal, coffee cup, juice/water glass, wine or champagne flute for mimosa, side plate.

FORMAL Small starter plate, large dinner plate, salad fork, fork and knife, soup spoon, dessert spoon, juice/ water glass, red and white wine glasses (typically one is removed once guest decides which they prefer), small side plate with butter knife (for bread), regular side plate.

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Photo: Caitlin Cronenberg

A FEW OF SEB AND SHEILA’S TOP

Personal TIPS

Here are a few of our top tips for setting the table. • If you and your guests are celebrating something special and you plan on making a toast, be sure to include champagne glasses, which should be placed furthest to the right to enable guests to easily raise their glasses. • Instead of florals, consider using greenery from the garden as a quick way to add a pop of colour or freshness to any table. Layer the greenery under votive holders with floating candles for an inexpensive way to decorate your table. • Don’t just save formal flatware, stemware or plateware for special occasions – if you’ve got it, use it! • If you have special items that have sentimental meaning or were passed down from generation to generation, include them and use them as a great conversation starter: “my greatgrandmother’s gravy boat ,” or “my mother’s favourite wine glasses.” • Not everything has to match. Have fun with your table settings, add some whimsical items, or mix and match different patterns for a more eclectic feel.

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LEGACY COTTAGE UNIT 31: 400 FT. FRONTAGE, 25 ACRES, 2,658 SQ.FT., 3 BEDROOMS, 3+1 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$2,600,000

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$1,995,000


SOLD: PARRY SOUND

SOLD: SAUBLE BEACH SAUBLE BEACH

$869,000

PARRY SOUND

$949,000

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$959,000

SOLD: BRANDY LAKE BRANDY LAKE

SOLD: SUCKER LAKE SUCKER LAKE

$1,195,000

$1,195,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$1,195,000

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LAKE MANITOUWABING

$1,995,000

SOLD: PORTAGE LAKE PORTAGE LAKE

$1,995,000

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SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$2,290,000

LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$2,499,000

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$2,495,000

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$2,595,000


103 FT. FRONTAGE, 0.80 ACRES, 5,400 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 2+1 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$2,388,000

2,400 FT. FRONTAGE, 40.25 ACRES, SOUTH EXPOSURE, 3,870 SQ.FT. MAIN LODGE WITH 9 OTHER CABINS ALONG WITH YOUR OWN PRIVATE GOLF COURSE – WAHWASHKESH LAKE

$2,990,000

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$2,995,000

COMES WITH ITS OWN PRIVATE ISLAND! 1079 FT. FRONTAGE, 5.8 ACRES, 2,100 SQ.FT., 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS – HORSESHOE LAKE

$2,995,000

310 FT. FRONTAGE, 14.52 ACRES, 3,000 SQ.FT., 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

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SOLD: MUSKOKA LAKES MUSKOKA LAKES

$2,790,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$2,895,000

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SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU LAKE ROSSEAU

$2,995,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS

SOLD: FAIRY LAKE FAIRY LAKE

$3,100,000

$3,100,000

LAKE OF BAYS

$3,195,000

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LAKE JOSEPH

$3,495,000

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

$3,495,000

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SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$4,740,000

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$5,995,000

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$5,750,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$6,895,000


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103 FT. FRONTAGE, 1.2 ACRES, 3,100 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

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$4,695,000


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EXCLUSIVE 645.60 FT. FRONTAGE, 15.85 ACRES, 3,000 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 3+1 BATHS – BLANCHARD LAKE

$4,790,000

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EXCLUSIVE 1,100 FT. FRONTAGE, 5.2 ACRES, 4,000 SQ.FT, 5+2 BEDROOMS, 3+1 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

$4,995,000

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389.99 FT. FRONTAGE, 15.5 ACRES, 3,200 SQ.FT., 3 BEDROOMS, 2+1 BATHS – LAKE OF BAYS

$5,995,000

$5,990,000

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GOLF COURSE RESORT, 2,700 FT. FRONTAGE, 85 ACRES – OTTER LAKE

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EXCLUSIVE 380 FT. FRONTAGE, 3.04 ACRES, 3,800 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

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$9,350,000


SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA $6,995,000

LAKE MUSKOKA

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SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$6,995,000

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$7,495,000

$7,395,000

LAKE OF BAYS

$7,995,000

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LAKE ROSSEAU

$8,295,000

LAKE MUSKOKA

$8,895,000

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SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

$13,995,000

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU LAKE ROSSEAU

$16,995,000

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$15,995,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$16,995,000


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EXCLUSIVE 300 FT. FRONTAGE, 2.27 ACRES, 5,958 SQ.FT., 6 BEDROOMS, 5 BATHS – LAKE JOSEPH

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$9,995,000


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497 FT. FRONTAGE, 6.5 ACRES, WEST EXPOSURE, 6,000 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 6 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

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$11,950,000


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EXCLUSIVE STUNNING 470 FT. FRONTAGE, 6.22 ACRES, 9,000 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 8 BATHS – LAKE JOSEPH

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$23,795,000


Get in the

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ost brokerages advise you to put your property into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, in order to get it in front of the greatest number of prospective buyers possible. But when it comes to Muskoka property – especially in the current market – that may not be the best, or even most desirable, route for you. Cayman Marshall has a better way to market your property, which not only ensures that only serious, wellqualified buyers view your property, but allows you to maintain your privacy and avoid the stress and hustle of listing with MLS. With a Cayman Marshall exclusive listing, your property will only be visible to members of our proprietary database. Personal viewing appointments are only scheduled after our agents have taken prospective buyers through a careful pre-screening process.

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nless you’re a prophet, chances are you didn’t see the pandemic coming, or the multitude of effects it has had on every aspect of our lives. The switch to remote working, the global rally to create vaccines, and the return to communitybased living were all positive outcomes of this generation’s greatest challenge. But not even Nostradamus could have foreseen the boom in the recreation industry. Boats, cars, snowmobiles, e-bikes, skis, and motor homes flew off the shelves like Cabbage Patch Kids at Christmas in 1983. And of course, cottaging has never been more popular. But how does an industry naturally limited by seasons, geography and socioeconomics confront supply chain challenges that it has never seen before? Well, with creativity, ingenuity, and an unprecedented expansion of the market. But you may want to book your contractor yesterday. According to Canadian Mortgage Professional magazine, “Waterfront sales in Ontario’s Lakelands region (an area that includes cottage country hotspots such as Muskoka, Lake of Bays and Parry Sound) were up over 275% in April [2021] compared to the same month in 2020, according to the Lakelands Association of Realtors, with the median price for waterfront property sales last month having risen by 36.8% – to $833,500 – compared with July 2020.” So while the lake was getting flooded, so too was demand for work on new and existing properties in Ontario.

while your new cottage or renovation may take a bit longer to complete, the precision, beauty, and integrity of the work will still be assured.

Ashley Gowland of Rockscape in Bracebridge was shocked by the explosive demand that followed an initial downturn at the beginning of the pandemic: “When the pandemic hit in 2020, we basically just sat back and went, is everybody going to cancel? What’s going to happen here? And we did have a slow start in the spring of 2020 for sure, but ever since then, it has literally never been busier.”

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ut with demand comes the inevitable challenge of supply, and while Rockscape’s locally sourced materials remained accessible until recently, labour was an issue as their building season extended but the availability of staff did not. Labour also, unfortunately, has been the cause of the new materials shortages. “We were actually okay through the summer months but we rely on a lot of students, but then as the fall hits, they all go back to school.” But with a determined crew, Rockscape had an incredible summer, and beyond. “We’re basically at this point booking out into 2023.” Lumber was an early casualty of the supply chain challenge, and local supplier Muskoka Lumber was not spared. “The increased intensity [in] the cost of lumber came as a shock to everyone back in 2020,” says general manager Jason Sifft. “We remained as diligent as possible to follow the market projections and buy accordingly. The biggest hurdle was the increase in demand coupled with shortages in supply.” Still, the company managed to adapt quickly to the new situation. “Staff were working quickly to collect and produce orders for same-day curbside pick-up. Each of them was certainly getting their steps for the day! This gave new staff members a crash course in our products and helped them learn the store layout quickly.”

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Tamarack North

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fter thirty years of servicing the region, Muskoka Lumber met this challenge the same way it has in the past, by working with its customers to find solutions. “We have always operated in close connection to our customers, whether it be a design for a build we are working on together, or a project we’re supplying for. In many cases, customers came in for the coffee and left with a framing package all queued up.”

“2021 has been a crazy year,” says Mike Archambault, senior project manager at Tamarack North, which has built custom lakefront homes, cottages, and accessory buildings in the region for over three decades. He adds some of the nearly forgotten international incidents that occurred in this unusual year to the list of local challenges:“The Suez Canal blockage, forest fires, inclement weather in Texas, record-high lumber futures…”

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rom his experience over the course of the pandemic, Archambault developed a bullet list of dos and don’ts of pandemic building in cottage country. • Order local (support your neighbours), and where possible, select readily available products – unless you are willing to wait a long time to get stuff. • You really need to be proactive when ordering. Don’t wait until the last minute. Also, rethink lead times – they are much longer now. Where the window used to be six weeks, now it’s 12 weeks-plus. • Order your appliances the minute your contract is signed: allow for a really, really long lead time. • You can no longer assume your local lumberyard has stock. (Engineered and pressure-treated lumber were really hard to get for a while.) • Anticipate project delays due to additional site-related controls and measures, including daily checklists to help limit the risk of exposure. Meredith Parsons ​​of Cassis Design Studio, a cottage design company, recognized early that the current landscape would become the “new normal,” and adapted accordingly with her projects this year. “[We got] creative with the way that we schedule trades, to accommodate a scattered supply of materials that is not typical to the building process!,” she says. “In some cases, we are having to spend additional money on trades, because they are having to come back multiple times to do work as materials or fixtures become available.”

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arsons says it’s crucial to explain the challenges upfront to clients, and set realistic expectations. “We try to set the stage from the get-go. We start the conversation by explaining the delays we have seen on other projects and inform them, to the best of our ability, on what they can expect. We let them know that the more prompt they can be with decisions, the smoother the process will run. “For example, we might send a client a lighting package, showing proposed specs within a build. If they wait one to two weeks, the light that we proposed may no longer be available, and we would be in the position where we are reselecting a light that the client fell in love with.” So while the community of builders may not be prophets, they have become prophetic in anticipating client needs and have installed workflows and practices that focus on local sourcing, community interests, and ambitious solutions to singular problems. So while your new cottage or renovation may take a bit longer to complete, the precision, beauty, and integrity of the work will still be assured.

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CAYMAN MARSHALL ADVANTAGE “Become so skilled, so vigilant, so flat-out fantastic at what you do that your talent cannot be dismissed.” – Oprah Winfrey When we opened the doors of Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc. as a small boutique brokerage firm to serve the Muskoka real estate market in 2012, we did so with the intention of redefining the level of service that clients could expect from our real estate professionals. Since then, we have grown into an impressive team of top-producing Realtors and brokers, committed to ensuring our clients receive the highest level of service when buying or selling property in one of Canada’s most sought-after luxury destinations. We at Cayman Marshall have been entrusted with the most prestigious waterfront properties in Muskoka. As leaders in luxury and waterfront real estate, we have had record sales on many of Muskoka’s finest lakes. With sales now surpassing the billion-dollar mark, we’ve secured our position as a leader in luxury real estate. We also offer a complete selection of luxury cottage rental properties. We have offices in Port Carling, Toronto, and our all-new location in Huntsville, which also serves the Lake of Bays area. Our in-house IT professionals have developed proprietary online tools and software, interactive and intuitive websites, lifestyle tours, stunning photography and an astonishing network of over 400 local and international referral partners, to ensure our clients’ listings get the exposure they need to attract the most discerning local and international buyers. We currently print eight issues of our Cayman Marshall magazine per year, with an annual distribution of 250,000. Each magazine is delivered to the front door of homes and cottages of high-net-worth clientele throughout Ontario. We are proud to mention that the Cayman Marshall Port Carling brokerage was voted by a panel of international

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The Cayman Marshall team celebrating 2018 sales in Montego Bay Jamaica.

judges to be the “Best Real Estate Agency in Canada,” two years in a row – a title that we cherish! Cayman Marshall was also named one of “Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies” by Maclean’s magazine two years in a row (2018 & 2019). We have also been named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by the Globe and Mail. We expect to keep our title as the disrupter in luxury real estate. Founded on the principles of teamwork, service and value, Cayman Marshall is the best advantage for buyers and sellers alike in Ontario. If you’re looking for a real estate solution that’s undeniably different, please reach out to myself or one of my teammates and start experiencing the advantage!

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MEET THE TEAM...

RAY DICKSON**

TODD ADAIR*

President/Sales Representative Todd became the President of Cayman Marshall International Realty in 2012. He then became the majority shareholder and recently purchased the entire company. In Todd’s downtime, you will find him buying, building or renovating his own real estate projects, on the water wakeboarding and kite surfing, or hacking up the fairways of a local golf course. However, Todd’s most important job is being a husband and father to his family of four.

KALLAN KOCH

JEFF LIDDLE*

Chief Editor

Sales Representative

Kallan is originally from Ottawa but has called Muskoka her home for the past three years. Kallan is an outdoors enthusiast and enjoys all that Muskoka has to offer. With many years of experience in customer service, we are delighted to have her on our Cayman Marshall team!

Jeff entered into real estate in 2008 facing a down market and a recession. Overcoming the odds, Jeff has now become a “top producer” in his industry. Working and living in Muskoka comes with a deep appreciation; it is this appreciation that Jeff portrays to his clients every day.

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JOEL ADAIR*

MIKE ARNOLD*

Broker of Record

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Ray has been enjoying Muskoka for the past 40+ years and is happy to call it home with his wife Johanna and their two boys. His passion for Muskoka is equally shared with everything real estate and his “this is what I do because I love it” approach.

Growing up on the lakes gave Joel a passion for water sports and the outdoors. Toronto has been home for the past ten years, but Joel will always feel at home on the Big 3. Whether trading residential or commercial real estate, Joel’s nearly 15 years in the business gives his clients a wealth of knowledge they can depend on. He is best known for helping clients build strong real estate portfolios and finding exceptional spaces to call home.

With 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing, joining the Cayman Marshall team was a great fit for Michael. His “customer first” dedication to his clients has always resulted in successful long-term relationships. With a passion for boating and water sports, Michael looks forward to enjoying all that the Muskoka Lakes has to offer.

ERIN O’REILLY

MEREDITH PARSONS

KRISTIN McCREA

Office Manager/Personal Assistant to Todd Adair

Kristin and her family enjoy calling Muskoka home. In 2015 Kristin began her career with Cayman Marshall and has been lucky to work alongside some of the most talented agents in the business. During her spare time you can find Kristin and her family experiencing all the outdoor activities that Muskoka has to offer.

Office Administrator

Erin grew up in Barrie, spending her summers on the lakes of Muskoka. She enjoys exploring the beauty that Muskoka has to offer year-round, and gets out on the water as much as possible in the warmer seasons. Erin has over 5 years of experience in customer relations and a strong background in marketing, making her an excellent fit for the Cayman Marshall team.

Designer

Meredith was born and raised in Mississauga and spent her summers as a child exploring Muskoka. Meredith developed a love for architecture and design at a young age and was able to turn her passion into a career after completing her education in Interior Design at Ryerson University. With over 5 years of experience in the design industry, Meredith is developing her craft while creating beautiful and timeless interiors.

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DAVID BEMMANN**

Broker

With over 16 years of experience, Dave has become a top selling agent of luxury waterfront property in Muskoka. Dave lives on Lake Rosseau and spends much of his time on the water. His commitment to customer service, professionalism and honesty provides his clients with an enjoyable and successful real estate experience.

SARAH POUNTNEY*

CAT BROWN*

KAREINA DAVEY

STEVE HADDOCK* JESSICA KAYE*

Sales Representative

Office Administrator

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Growing up in Waterloo, Cat was fortunate enough to spend all of her summers at her family cottage on Lake of Bays. Cayman Marshall sought after Cat for her enthusiastic, positive attitude and Cat is now thrilled to be building a career in Sales with the Cayman Marshall Team.

Kareina spent summers of her childhood at cottages in the Mactier and Nobel Area. She lived in Alberta for a couple years and loved the mountain views but really missed the lakes and maple trees and could not wait to get back to the peace that is Muskoka. She has been an educator for several years and has worked in customer service. Kareina is excited to be a part of the Cayman Marshall team.

Steve is a strong relationship builder, honest and dedicated to Customer Service. This combined with his intimate knowledge of Muskoka lakes and area has made him a consistent top producer. Steve is an avid cyclist and golfer and maintains residences in Toronto and Muskoka and ties to both communities. His mantra and favourite quote is to “get up, dress up, show up, and never give up”.

Jess prides herself on being born and raised in Muskoka, spending summers on the lakes and winters on the snowmobile trails. Jess’ understanding for Muskoka is what helps her succeed in making the real estate transaction successful and enjoyable for all her clients.

MICHELLE STILLAR*

CHARLIE VANDERPOL*

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Licensed Assistant

Sarah was born and raised just North of Muskoka. She enjoys the outdoors on the lakes of Muskoka, and islands of Georgian Bay. Sarah is passionate about travel. She has just returned home from Turks and Caicos Islands where she worked in Private International Banking. With over thirteen years of experience in customer relationship building, she is an excellent addition to the Cayman Marshall Team.

Michelle being born and raised on the northern shores of Georgian Bay loves being on the water and being involved in the real estate market. Her love for renos gives her an inside scoop in the world of home and cottage ownership and being the newest member, looks forward to being a valuable asset to the team!

Charlie made the move over 6 years ago to beautiful Muskoka where she spent time growing up on the lake and always wanting to make Muskoka part of her roots and pursue her career. With many years of experience in customer service and relations, Charlie is determined and focused on customers and the team members of Cayman Marshall, making her a great addition and asset to our team.

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