Cayman Marshall International Luxury & Lifestyle - South Spring 2022

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EDITOR’S NOTE

W

elcome to Cayman Marshall’s South Spring edition!

Judging from the long-range forecast, Spring is finally here, and we can start dreaming about warm sunny days and all the adventures that summer brings. I think we are all crawling out of the dark hole of the past few years; there are some promising indicators that the worst of the pandemic may be easing up at last. And there’s no better way to celebrate than planning a summer full of fun and time spent with the ones we love most. This issue is all about celebrating a return to a more “normal” life for all of us. It's been a long few years, and spring is the gift of celebrating all that a new season brings. Get ready for dining al fresco, as Sebastien and Sheila Centner share tips and tricks for dining outdoors. We’ve also got a fascinating article on connecting people with nature with beekeeper Dave Stotesbury, and a special preview of HGTV's newest show, “Styled,” where two best friends use fresh and thoughtful design elements to elevate any living space. A massive shout-out to my incredible team, who put together another stunning issue – you guys sure know how to get us stoked for summer, and I couldn't be more proud of you for all the work that went into this spring issue.

TODD ADAIR*

President | Sales Representative

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Find a sunny spot on the patio, put your feet up and enjoy!

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“A beautiful space starts from the ground up with a weavers art…” – Michael Pourvakil

Shadow – Raspberry in silk & wool

Ambient – Original in silk & wool

Ambient: A gorgeous watercolour collage that has us hearing gentle music all around. May the painterly visual ambience of this delightful design create mood and atmosphere wherever you place it. Shadow: This design and colourway is inspired by the respected tradition of Shibori - binding, twisting, folding and dyeing fabrics. Earthy colour palettes, restrained design and exploration of textures, characterize this rug.

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CAYMAN MARSHALL

THE COLLECTION

SOUTH | SPRING 2022 EDITORS Todd Adair* Lauren Lowe JD Sterne CREATIVE DIRECTOR Kelsey Kennerell GRAPHIC DESIGNER Cathryn Haynes PHOTOGRAPHERS Andre Carriere Peter Esteves Kallan Koch Micheal Muraz Mark Wilson ADVERTISING SALES Kallan Koch JD Sterne CONTRIBUTORS Todd Adair* Chad Allison Martha Uniacke Breen Sebastien Centner Tara MacIntosh Brooke Madden Adrienne Roman DC Rutherford Charlie Vanderpol* Published in Canada FOR ADVERTISING INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL info@caymanmarshall.com caymanmarshallmagazine.ca

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS Femmes - A Floral Celebration of Remarkable Women

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. Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage www.caymanmarshall.com Sales Representative* Broker & Broker of Record**



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S P R E A D I N G ST Y L E , DESIGNING DIFFERENCE

Two best friends enlivening HGTV Canada with their fresh designs

IN THIS ISSUE 12

C L A S S I C RO C K

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T H E L A N G UAG E O F F LO W E R S

One Billion Years in the Making

Femmes - A Floral Celebration of Remarkable Women

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A T E A M O F L EG E N D S

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LOOP MISSION

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A G U I D E TO A L FRESCO DINING

Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and Café Boulud Offer a Luxury Staycation Upcycling to Save the Planet

with Sebastien & Sheila Centner

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L AC O ST E

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H GT V N E W S E R I E S

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EC S C O F F E E

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BACKED BY BEES

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M O C KTA I L S & C O C KTA I L S

Contemporary Streetwear Made For Movement Spring 2022

Retail is Back

Connecting People with Nature

with Lyre's and Fever-Tree

106 THE CASSIS DESIGN STUDIO The Design Difference

REAL ESTATE 57

R E N TA L L I ST I N G S

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

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

The Benefits of Listing Exclusively



Classic

Rock Homeowners and cottagers in Muskoka gravitate towards

Canadian granite to pay tribute to the startling beauty of the region that surrounds them. rom floor-to-ceiling windows to the artwork on the walls to the colours and textures at play in their décor, homeowners and cottagers in Muskoka usually find one way or another to pay tribute to the startling beauty of the region that surrounds them. This is one reason among many for the consistent popularity of Muskoka granite in applications ranging from veneer and interior flooring to stair treads, flagstone, countertops, and beyond. For Seth Rudin, president of Muskoka Rock Company, the aesthetics and iconic aspect of Muskoka granite are just the beginning of what makes it a superior option, indoors and out. “Durability and safety are less glamorous concerns than style and beauty, but when it comes down to it, they’re very important factors for most people,” says Rudin. Take a flagstone patio, for example. Of course, you want it to look great, but you also need to be sure you have predictable

surface uniformity, stability, and traction, especially where there will be young children and others unsteady on their feet using it. And with Muskoka granite clocking in at somewhere between 800 million and a billion years old, it goes without saying that wear, tear, and upkeep aren’t a concern the way they are for other popular materials, such as wood. Muskoka granite is also an obvious choice for socially conscious consumers – a demographic that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. According to Rudin, despite the ready availability of different options worldwide, most Muskokans opt to shop local. “It can be difficult to justify either the cost or the environmental impact of shipping heavy materials long distances, especially when you step outdoors and find such a stunning and unique alternative right under your feet,” he says. Buying overseas also comes with uncertainty about labour conditions and fair practices.

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y contrast, MRC employs roughly 85 local individuals throughout the Muskoka region, where the company operates a series of proprietary quarries as well as processing and manufacturing facilities in Gravenhurst and Huntsville. Transforming the raw granite into MRC’s range of products is mostly done at the processing facility in Gravenhurst. Here, MRC’s craftspeople use methods from hand-splitting to precision cuts with CNC machines to flame tables—which preserve a rough texture to the stone—in order to meet the various requirements of each piece. And while granite can be found all over the world, Muskoka’s is unique, with certain shades, variations, and colours that simply don’t exist elsewhere. For that reason, while the majority of their clientele are in Muskoka and the GTA, MRC does have customers all over North America. Countertops, patios, and fireplaces might be the first to come to mind, but recent years have seen an explosion in granite applications, with interior flooring, windowsills, wall treatments, shelving, and smaller décor items becoming more common. Aside from its iconic aspect, granite brings an earthy texture and a note of solidity that can anchor a room or perfectly counterpoint vibrant and whimsical design elements. Using cuttingedge technology, MRC is able to make precision custom cuts, which, along with high-quality finishes and inline polishing, greatly expand the creative possibilities for its use. Advances in production technology have made customization, and the expectation that certain products be one of a kind, almost the norm. In this, granite has a builtin advantage, because while it is as a whole distinct and distinguished from other materials, there are also endless variations

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Nature’s simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


between individual pieces. MRC’s different quarries produce different colours, ranging from salmon pink hues to milky white to dark grey. Add on to that the contrasting, winding “veins” of crystallized mineral that adorn each cut piece of granite, and you have a product that is as unique to its owner as their own fingerprint. Forged during the Precambrian era, Muskoka’s granite is part of the Grenville Orogeny, a mountain range that once spanned from Labrador to Mexico. Possibly the highest mountain range ever to exist on Earth, what remains of it now forms the bedrock of Muskoka, at the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Stretching from the

Severn River to Lake Nipissing, and from Georgian Bay to the Ottawa River, Muskoka granite is fundamental to the region’s stark, prepossessing beauty, and an important element in what makes the area so special and distinct from the rest of Ontario. According to Rudin, that regionality is what gives Muskoka granite its edge. “People come here to make great memories,” he says. “Many have some of the happiest days of their lives here. So, it just makes sense that they are drawn to, and treasure, the natural elements that have been a backdrop to those days.” muskokarockcompany.com

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PERFECTLY ADAPTABLE SIDE TABLE Perfectly balanced in every way, this brilliant side table is a true essential. Its modern mix of materials includes a clear glass top, a metal frame finished in Neutral Metallic, and a lower shelf crafted of a back-painted mirror featuring a Silver Leaf pattern.



FLOWERS THE LANGUAGE OF

FEMMES

A Floral Celebration of Re m a r ka b l e Wo m e n

T O R O N T O • M AY 4 T H - 8 T H , 2 0 2 2 By Adrienne Roman

The beauty, elegance, and intoxicating nature of flowers has enticed civilizations since the beginning of time. It seems an impossibility to think that Victorian society once prohibited public displays of affection. To combat this oppressive conservative dogma, demonstrations of love were cleverly concealed beneath the veil of a secret code called floriography, or The Language of Flowers. It emerged as a covert system of symbolic communication where each flower or herb existed to express a particular message.

highlight inspirational historical events, a merging of artistic networks, all vested in the pursuit of creative exploration.

“ART IS A HARMONY PARALLEL WITH NATURE.”

This spring, just in time for Mother’s Day, Fleurs de Villes will partner with Bloor-Yorkville to bring “FEMMES – A Floral Celebration of Remarkable Women” to Toronto, May 4th-8th, 2022. The free event will transform Toronto’s midtown into several blocks bursting with beautiful blooms.

The true beauty of art lies at the heart of this communication: the connection between creator and Reminiscent of the “happenings” observer. This “coming together“ of that challenged traditional forms - Paul Cézanne artist and audience is precisely the of artistic expression in the ’60s reason co-founders Karen Marshall and ’70s, Fleurs de Villes’ creations and Tina Barkley envisioned building Fleurs de echo a style of bold, colourful visual art that existed Villes in 2016, with the aim of offering the public outside of traditional gallery walls. It wasn’t viewed as the opportunity to experience luxury floral displays a commodity to purchase, but instead existed purely in dynamic new environments: one-of-a-kind as an invitation for active conversation, often only installations that would connect brands and admired in the moment and appreciated in situ.


Similarly, self-navigated floral trails around the Yorkville neighbourhood will provide the chance to experience a series of magical interior and exterior works of art designed around the geography of the community. “We’re really all about connecting great content to consumers, supported by interesting brands. We tell the stories of the cities,” says Marshall.

CYNDI LAUPER

The Chelsea Flower Show in London was the original inspiration behind the desire to grow the Fleurs de Villes brand. Marshall felt the pulse of her positive experience there, among fellow flower enthusiasts celebrating their mutual appreciation. She wanted to break the traditional flower show mould to find a progressive model, one with the potential for a much greater outreach. This would in turn create a forum for artistic dialogue and social engagement.

Fleurs de Villes’

The New York show at Hudson Yards in

unique works of art are carefully curated and supported by alliances of sponsors, international entertainment venues, and popular shopping destinations. Since its inception, the concept has grown to become a global celebration of art, architecture, fashion, and flora showcased in over 20 cities.

2019 featured a curated collection of iconic New Yorkthemed subject matter. In one instance, Juan Villanueva of Villanueva Designs spent 200 hours with his assistant Svetlana preparing a breathtaking figure representing Cyndi Lauper, made from 100% natural flowers and foliage.

Fleurs de Villes shines a spotlight on the intricate nature of the art form itself, the city’s cultural attractions, and the unmistakable multi-sensory experiences that flowers provide. Floral artists also get the opportunity to increase their visibility and network with other artists, something that can often take a backseat in the floral industry. Floral designers, or fleuristes, seamlessly fuse fashion and flowers to design and mount masterpieces of technical engineering using an eclectic array of both fresh and dried plant materials.

“She was required to stay fresh for ten days, which for cut flowers is a heroic feat even in the most ideal conditions,” Villanueva says. His Cyndi was a nostalgic and playful ode to the ’80s, made with two-tone carnations, Song of India, and pink baby’s breath. Her corset was created with individual conifer needles; her fishnet stockings were carefully cut slivers of ti leaf foliage, and her hair was woven from live perennial grass. The display also featured a rainbow of oranges, pinks, and greens, complete with a boom box crafted from kalanchoe and South American dianthus.

FLEURS DE VILLES’

UNIQUE WORKS OF ART ARE CAREFULLY CURATED

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SCHUYLER SISTERS

FLEURS DE VILLES SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON THE

INTRICATE NATURE OF THE ART FORM ITSELF.

Working closely with Tony Awardwinning costume designer Paul Tazewell from Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Damselfly Designs showcased an incredible floral tribute to the hit musical’s three Schuyler sisters. “Paul and his team provided us with actual costume samples, photos, Pantone swatches and a variety of textiles to ensure the designs were as authentic and true to his vision as possible,” says Damselfly Designs founder Brenda LaManna. The sisters’ shimmering gowns were fashioned with over 1,500 blooms in each skirt, including bold anthurium juxtaposed with the calmer tones of jade, wasabi, and green tea roses. The dedication to detail was meticulous. Handmade agonis-foliage wigs and lunaria layered over eucalyptus created a shimmering effect for their dresses. Hypericum berries and golden verboom formed the lace that framed the bodices, with shoes made from straw flowers, topped off with belt buckles modelled from the actual ones worn on stage. “Cultural representation is important to us,” Marshall explains. “We work closely with the brand vision, and the florist helps to guide that along. But we’re always open to follow the imagination of the artist as well.”

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“THEY HAVE THE EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY TO TRANSLATE THEIR

BESPOKE FLOWER EVENTS

INTO AN ABSOLUTE WORK OF ART,”

Last year, the German consulate in Toronto sponsored a breathtaking commemorative representation of Sophie Scholl, a young resistance fighter who was executed by the Nazis when she was only 21. Joezel Yumul of Vogue Weddings and Decor individually glued nearly 40,000 sunflower seeds to create her dress, accented by a bag made from small pinecones trimmed with abaca rope. He chose to present her standing in a field of white roses, to honour the work she did for The White Rose Movement. Her public was brought to tears. Fleurs de Villes also worked with The National Portrait Gallery in London to create a Ditchley portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in Covent Garden, a stunning floral representation of the monarch complete with extravagant ruff and lavish farthingale skirt. “They have the exceptional ability to translate their bespoke flower events into an absolute work of art,” says Damselfly’s LaManna. Just like Jackson Pollock’s paintings, Fleurs de Villes’ message is clear: often, the act of creation is just as precious as the final product. A corset built from birch tree bark; a bolero wood-chip jacket draped over a succulent dress; a cameo created from a Scabiosa bloom. It’s all in the details.

“There is a language, little known Lovers claim it as their own. Its symbols smile upon the land, Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand; And in their silent beauty speak, Of life and joy to those who seek. For Love Divine and sunny hours SOPHIE SCHOLL

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In the language of the flowers.” - The Language of Flowers 1875


QUEEN ELIZABETH I

SOCIALLY DISTANCED TRAIL AROUND BLOORYORKVILLE 10 AM to 9 PM daily May 4 – 8, 2022

DON’T MISS: • Fleurs de Villes social media contests and event prizing • Fleurs de Villes High Tea at Holt Renfrew • Floral arranging workshops in the Manulife Centre’s “Jardin” – tickets on Eventbrite • Strolling various pop-up flower markets in the area on May 7th • Donation tables in support of The Breast Cancer Society of Canada

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FARM TO BOTTLE


A Team of Legends: FOUR SEASONS HOTEL TORONTO AND CAFÉ BOULUD OFFER A

LUXURY

ST AY

CAT ION By Brooke Madden

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T he globally renowned Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has been setting unmatched industry standards since the brand’s flagship location in Toronto came to be in 1961. Establishing themselves early on as innovators in the hospitality industry, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and the teams behind them are committed to continuing to elevate their experiences internationally. But which one is at the forefront in terms of guest experience, and dining elevation?

As a GTA native, I might be a little biased, but to me, it’s Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. I recently had the pleasure IF YOU’RE SOMEONE to connect with the WHO VALUES ECLECTIC, key players behind DYNAMIC PEOPLE, PEOPLE the Toronto flagship, WHO CREATE CULTURALLY and learned a little bit about how their AND CREATIVELY SPECIAL guest experience ENVIRONMENTS FOR continues to be so GUESTS, FOUR SEASONS impressive.

HOTEL TORONTO IS SURE TO SATISFY.

“As the global flagship hotel, we exemplify what Four Seasons Hotel Toronto stands for: genuine, unscripted and personalized service that leaves a

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lasting impression. All of this is made possible by the deep connections our people make with our guests,” says the hotel’s general manager, Patrick Pollak. Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is an undisputed leader in hospitality, and Pollak believes it is entirely because of the hotel’s people. “We are fortunate to have many very long-tenure employees with us. We have the three longest-serving Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts employees amongst us, one of which has more than 45 years of service. Our employees are what make Four Seasons Hotel Toronto so special.” These seasoned employees, he goes on to say, blend perfectly with vibrant new talent. “This dynamic makes for an exciting collision of personalities and experiences – all of whom are masters of their craft,” he explains. If you’re someone who values eclectic, dynamic people, people who create culturally and creatively special environments for guests, Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is sure to satisfy. And you don’t even need to hop on a plane to get there. Whether we’re speaking about world-renowned chefs, incomparable management, detail-oriented servers, creative bartenders, and even committed, reliable dishwashers, the hotel is passionate about ensuring it

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EA is staffed with “talented, hard-working individuals that cannot be replicated.” This is plainly evident when one has the privilege of experiencing the hotel’s dining options. Home to Michelin-star and celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s French Brasserie, Café Boulud features seasonal menus rooted in the French tradition. Helmed by chef de cuisine Colin Henderson, it highlights both bistro classics and contemporary dishes inspired by Chef Daniel’s family meals in Lyon.

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Becoming a culinary landmark in the city, Café Boulud “always strives to uphold the highest quality food,” says Chef Henderson. “Our wine program, run by Julie Garton, is one of the best in the city, and our attentive service staff ensures all guests have a truly special dining experience,” he adds. Garton also lends her creativity to cocktail development, and executes personalized wine tasting events for residents, locals, and hotel guests. On a personal note, I believe that Chef Boulud genuinely cares, to a much higher

degree than one may expect, about forming connections with his guests, creating an even more special dining experience. My father had the privilege of dining at Chef Boulud’s restaurant in New York City, Le Pavillon, and was honoured to be able to speak and spend time with the legendary French innovator in person. His team cannot speak highly enough of Chef Boulud. “It was always a dream of mine to be a chef for a Daniel Boulud restaurant. Chef has taught me that even when things


Chef Daniel Boulud + Chef Colin Henderson

HOME TO MICHELIN-STAR AND CELEBRITY CHEF DANIEL BOULUD’S FRENCH BRASSERIE, CAFÉ BOULUD FEATURES SEASONAL MENUS ROOTED IN THE FRENCH TRADITION.

are extremely tough, you never lower your standards. To create the best possible dining experience, we have to continually work together as a team, which includes the front of the house and back of the house. Chef Daniel exemplifies how to truly turn a restaurant team into a family,” remarks Henderson.

Perhaps I have a soft spot, as he was kind to my family, but that is definitely the type of entrepreneur I want to support. And to be lucky enough to have one

of Boulud’s establishments at my doorstep, is something I’ll take advantage of.

When you’ve finished your decadent dining affair, perhaps consider hitting the town to add a little adventure to your staycation. “Four Seasons Hotel Toronto is steps away from some of the city’s best restaurants, shops, galleries and museums. It’s the heartbeat of Yorkville, a dynamic destination and a beacon of entertainment,” says Pollak.

To this, I can completely attest. Having lived in Toronto for seven years now, I can guarantee there’s no area as luxurious as Yorkville. If you still have your appetite, might I recommend Kasa Moto for eclectic Japanese eats you won’t find outside of the city. Or, catch some live music at Hemingway’s – both are less than a five-minute walk from Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. But don’t just take my word for it – talk to the pros. With deep roots in the community, chief concierge Harry

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SPRING FORWARD

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Hollywood and the concierge team offer exclusive access to top attractions or the city’s hidden gems, providing guests with a vibrant insider’s view of the city.

Finally, Pollak recommends you make a weekend out of your stay. The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto is the largest, and only, Forbes Five-Star luxury spa in Toronto. Led by senior spa director Viviana Quesada, the spa offers a wide array of holistic wellness services while providing a truly personalized healing experience. Recharge during your stay with a signature treatment, or lounge by their serene pool to add to your weekend relaxation.

If you’re someone with an appreciation for the finer things in life, I urge you to explore Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Yes, of course, for its divine, high quality, elevated accommodation, for Chef Boulud’s Bistro classics and contemporary dishes, and for everything the city has to offer; but I also encourage you to get to know the people: the hospitality workers who care so deeply for the work they do, and for forming connections with each other and their guests. After the last couple of years, I think that’s something we all need.

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Recipe: 1.5 oz Ketel One Vodka 0.75 oz Cucumber and Fennel 0.5 oz Lime Juice Syrup 1 oz Apple Juice Café Boulud’s new spring cocktail called “Spring Forward” courtesy of Café Boulud’s head bartender, Mike Birdsey.



Please enjoy responsibly.

Available at the LCBO

Refreshing Afternoons


UPCYCLING

TO SAVE THE PLANET RES CUING T H E EART H , O NE GRAP EFRUIT AT A T IM E. By DC Rutherford

ot too long ago, LOOP Mission cofounder David Côté got a phone call from an associate in Nevada. A contact there had twenty-six vans full of organic grapefruit he was having problems giving away. He needed someone to take the fruit off his hands. “Do you want it?” he asked. “Hell yeah,” replied Côté, for whom this type of conversation is not uncommon. He is, you see, a food waste superhero.

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In 2016 Côté and his partner, Julie Poitras-Saulnier, saw an epic problem: food waste. In fact, the two realized that

one-third of food globally is wasted, and 79% of that comes from the food industry itself. As an example, Courchesne Larose, a major produce distributor in Eastern Canada and a veteran of over 100 years of experience in the industry, was discarding over 16 tons of produce every day – fruits and vegetables that were still good for consumption, but thrown away due to shelf-life issues or aesthetics such as look, size, and shape. Where the industry saw waste, Côté and PoitrasSaulnier saw a business opportunity. And LOOP Mission was born.


he Montreal-based circular-economy project aspires to reduce food waste by repurposing the outcasts of the food industry, says Côté. The inspired product line, he explains, includes coldpressed juices, sour beers made with dayold bread, a gin made with potato cuttings from a potato chips company, soaps made with rejected cooking oil, and probiotic sodas that give a second life to the byproducts of the essential oil industry.

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A circular economy creates value without extracting resources, but by repurposing industrial leftovers into something new. And with LOOP Mission, the company’s mandate is always mission first: whenever they launch a product, it’s always because they were aware of a food waste issue and decided to solve it. “In the food industry, you probably have between 4 and 5% loss; that’s the usual average,” notes LOOP Mission’s Pascale Larouche. “[As a result, most] of what we rescue is actually perfectly good fruits and veggies. It’s just that they were overestimated or overstocked.”

T H E T WO REALIZED T H AT O NE-T H IRD OF FOOD GLOBALLY I S WAS T ED, AND 79% O F T H AT COM ES FRO M T H E FOOD INDUS T RY IT S ELF.

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THE M O NT REALBAS ED CIRCULA RECO NOMY P ROJECT AS P IRES TO REDUCE FO OD WAS TE BY REP URP OS ING T H E OUTCAS T S O F T H E FO OD INDUS T RY.

“Fruits and veggies [need] to last over two to three weeks for grocery stores to put them on shelves and to be profitable. So whenever they arrive a little too ripe, it goes straight to landfill. So 85% of what we save is that, and the other 15% is a green bell pepper that has a more yellowish tone, a deformity, or something like that.” “The gin is actually one of my favourite quintessential LOOP stories,” beams Larouche, her excitement and pride for the company’s mandate audible in her voice. “David and Julie were at a conference, and they always like to end their conferences or speaking opportunities with the saying, ‘If you have waste, call us or let’s work together.’ And so, Renée-Maude Jalbert from the Krispy Kernel factory, where they make Yum Yum chips and a lot of things, [called]. And she said that they have so many potato cuttings, just because to make a chip, two little knobs at the end of the potato get cut off automatically in the mould. But that is a perfectly good potato – it’s just that it does not fit the mould! ‘Can we do something with potato cuttings?’ she

asked. And so, David and Julie thought, well, what can we do with potatoes? And alcohol came to mind. They talked with a distillery that we’re very close with and they said, ‘Yeah, we can make alcohol with potatoes. So let’s make gin, and let’s flavour it with other juices that we upcycled.’ And that’s a thing. Everything we do serves the mission, but we’re always also mindful of what can we make that upcycles the most things.” The circular economy and upcycling of LOOP Mission products make them a singular entity. But the space they operate in, and the beverage space in particular, has become incredibly competitive. When LOOP was founded, Côté and Poitras-Saulnier were actually somewhat nervous about how quickly the concept would take off, since the food waste conversation and circular economies were not well understood publicly at the time. This is where Côté’s experience in cofounding RISE Kombucha and the organic vegan restaurant chain Crudessence came in handy. “They made sure that whenever we communicated the food waste issue, it was kind of lighthearted, fun, colourful – to make sure that people were still attracted to it,” says Larouche. “The first thing we do is always educate about the mission: We’re a mission-driven company;


A CIRCULAR ECO NOMY CREAT ES VALUE WIT H O UT EX T RACT ING RES OURCES , B UT BY REP URP OS ING INDUS T RIAL LEFTOVERS INTO S O M ET H ING NEW. every label, it’s always in big lettering, FIGHT FOOD WASTE.” Labelling on the products continually informs customers: Do you know that your drink is actually saving X number of fruits or veggies? “And the way we set ourselves apart – besides the mission – is that since we rescue products that would otherwise be thrown into landfills, we can make clean-label food more affordable.” One of LOOP Mission’s newest products is a fascinating example of how ingenuity and ecology co-exist within the operation. The jalapeño and daikon sauerkraut is born of community and communication; LOOP discovered that daikon is used by farmers – the very same farmers who provide their celery and lettuce – to space crops and provide nutrients to maintain the soil. When the growing season ends and the produce is harvested, the daikon has no use. It’s too small to sell, so was traditionally discarded. Not anymore. Now it provides the foundation of LOOP Mission’s kraut, and in many ways their mission itself. That’s LOOP Mission in an (upcycled) nutshell: rethinking the traditions of agriculture and industry to bring inventive, ecological, and responsible products to store shelves and into your home – where they don’t just nurture you, but the planet as well. Learn more at loopmission.com.

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A GUIDE TO AL FRESCO DINING WITH SEBASTIEN & SHEILA CENTNER

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s the weather begins to improve and the idea of dining outdoors begins to emerge, we thought the timing was perfect to share some quick tips and tricks for easy outdoor dining. There’s nothing Sheila and I like more than to move the dining experience outside. But for many people, the prospect of entertaining outdoors brings with it the impression that you need to do more work. Well first, when it comes to entertaining, a little effort goes a long way! Yes, there may be a bit more back-and-forth when you host outside away from the convenience of being near your kitchen – but there are ways to make entertaining outdoors easier and more enjoyable.

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If you are setting a dining table outdoors, consider using a heavier decor piece to weigh down your napkins, to avoid them blowing out of place or away altogether if the wind picks up. These “napkin weights” can be themed to match your meal, or simply use a decor piece that fits the environment. (Example: seashells for a beach theme!)

We always like to set our table well in advance of our guests arriving. While indoors this never causes an issue, outdoors between dust, debris and falling leaves, your perfectly set (and clean) dishes and glasses can get dirty when left for too long. The solution is easy: simply turn your plates and glasses upside down as you are setting the table, then right before your guests arrive, flip everything right side up. If you are using napkins and weights like we did with Tip #1, this still leaves you plenty of time to add these elements once the dishes are flipped over.

WHEN HOSTING OUTDOORS, IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE A SMALL BASKET OF AMENITIES FOR YOUR GUESTS.

When hosting outdoors, it’s always nice to have a small basket of amenities available for your guests. We like to stock a basket with sunscreen, bug spray, hand fans and, if you happen to be by a pool or setting your table on grass, some inexpensive flipflops in varying sizes.

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While in mid-summer the temperature dropping may be less of a concern, we all know how chilly those fringe spring and fall nights can get as the sun sets. Having a few pashminas (or even just simple thin blankets) around is a good idea, as they will come in handy for guests who perhaps didn’t think of the later evening temperature when they left their house to come to yours. These pashminas can be added to the basket from tip #3 or, if they match your decor, can be laid over the backs of the dining chairs, for a pop of colour in a truly functional way!

As the sun sets there is nothing quite like candlelight to enhance the mood of any dining setting, indoors or out. Outdoors, however, we have to face the elements, and classic wax candles offer some challenges. For daytime entertaining, wax candles tend to melt when they get too warm, so either bring them out later when the sun sets, or consider using electric faux candles, which won’t melt but also won’t need to be constantly relit if it’s a breezy night.

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HAVING A FEW PASHMINAS AROUND IS A GOOD IDEA. One of the biggest challenges of outdoor entertaining is running back and forth between the kitchen and your outdoor setting. A bar cart is a great way to help make this easier. A traditional bar cart is an amazingly useful piece of furniture when used indoors, but if you have one at your disposal, bringing it outdoors gives you an effective “service station,” where you can keep everything from mixers and ice to extra plates, glassware, napkins and cutlery. The lower tray can also serve as a clearing area or to stage your next course (like dessert).


When it comes to designing your al fresco menu, our key tip is to aim for less temperaturesensitive dishes! You want courses that can be served cool or room temperature, while avoiding extremes. Hot dishes that lose their lustre when they cool, or cold desserts like ice cream that melt quickly, should be avoided unless they specifically work for your setting. We often like to use poached fish, and salmon in particular, as a staple for outdoor entertaining since it can be served warm or cold but generally can be enjoyed in either state or even anywhere in between.

So there you have it, a few of our top tips and best tricks to make outdoor “al fresco” entertaining easier than ever. And as always, drop us a note if you have any entertaining questions or just want to share your favourite outdoor entertaining ideas! To take even more effort out of your entertaining visit eatertainment.com or email kori@eatertainment.com and Eatertainment will handle everything for you! Follow us @sebandsheila @sebcentner @sheilacentner @eatertainment

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SPRING/SUMMER 2022

CONTEMPORARY

STREETWEAR MADE FOR MOVEMENT

For the brand’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, Louise Trotter, Creative Director for Lacoste, has reimagined classic styles to create an innovative line made for movement. The new collection merges Lacoste’s iconic sports heritage with everyday classics to create contemporary pieces for the modern fashionmonger. The SS22 collection puts an elevated twist on classic sports attire to represent Lacoste’s versatility, even featuring an innovative trench coat that rolls into a messenger bag.


Shorts, skirts, and airy cargo pants are statement pieces in this energetic collection. The oversized garments designed with knits and lightweight materials create an effortless look perfect for the warmer weather. Colour blocking styles with shades of green, red, blue and white contribute to the modern quality Lacoste offers to classic sports attire. These looks feature sneakers and slides paired with long knit socks that emphasize Lacoste’s athletic design.

THE SPRING/SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CLASSIC LACOSTE AESTHETIC, UNDERSTANDING THE DESIRE FOR HIGH-FASHION DESIGNS THAT REFLECT EVERYDAY MOTIVATIONS.


STYLED

New

Season 1 premieres Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Styled follows the renovation and staging adventures of Nicole Babb and Caffery Vanhorne, best friends and design experts working together in Nicole’s successful family-run staging and interior design business. Whether a space is “Styled to Stay” or “Styled to Sell,” Nicole and Caffery’s personal style and flair shine through every new project. Read more about this series on page 72.

GUT JOB

Season 1 premieres Wednesday, April 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

When seasoned builder Sebastian Clovis discovered the “dream home” he had just purchased required a nightmare total gut job, he tackled it all in! Stripping his house back to the studs to rebuild it safer and more stunning than ever, Seb knows how overwhelming the process can be. For less prepared homeowners, a paralyzing barrage of decisions and surprises can put them months behind and wildly over budget.

Whether it’s a one room reno or an entire house gut, HGTV Canada’s most trusted coach is on a mission to guide homeowners through the biggest renovation of their lives. Bringing creativity, support and his talented team to each project, together they design, demolish, rebuild and beautify nightmare properties into jaw-dropping dream homes.

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TRADING UP WITH MANDY RENNEHAN

Season 1 premieres Thursday, April 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Trading Up with Mandy Rennehan follows Blue Collar CEO™ and multi-million dollar designer and construction mogul Mandy Rennehan as she overhauls three unique properties in her beloved hometown of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, taking three deserving apprentices along for a bumpy but rewarding ride.

Series Spring 2022

HOARDER HOUSE FLIPPERS Season 1 premieres Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

In a red-hot housing market smart flippers know the lengths they have to go to in order to make the highest profit, and sometimes that means taking on a dingy “hoarder house.” Buried under years of clutter, trash and neglect, these neighbourhood eyesores are typically a homebuyer’s worst nightmare, but for these three entrepreneurial teams of flippers, hoarder houses offer a unique opportunity. In each episode of Hoarder House Flippers, one renovation team digs deep, rolling up their sleeves to take on the full transformation of a dilapidated house. They work day and night to clear out the junk and breathe new life into these challenging properties, turning them into gorgeous desirable homes, all in the hopes of turning a major profit.

V I S I T H GT V.CA F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N O N T H E S P R I N G S C H E D U L E .


Retail is Back

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n-person shopping has seen a significant shift in its trajectory over the last couple of years. From constant lockdowns to complicated capacity limits, small businesses have been working tirelessly to adapt. But one company didn’t accept what seemed like the impending doom of the retail business model. Offering Canada's largest selection of coffee, espresso and equipment for every budget, a curated selection of lifestyle kitchen products, and even sustainably roasting beans in-house, ECS Coffee has serviced its community for 25 years. Its two locations have evolved to become leaders in the industry across North America – thanks, in part, to ECS’s founder, Neil Madden, and his ability to adapt and evolve his business to the ever-changing world around him.

After two years of lockdowns, here’s how one company has evolved to make retail relevant again.

As far as Madden is concerned, his retail stores aren’t going anywhere. I had the opportunity to learn a little bit about how Neil and the ECS team have preserved the old-school art of in-person shopping. ECS Coffee believes that in-store is always best. Curating product selection is a delicate balance that small businesses and their clientele all benefit from. “By curating known brands that have some synergies to them, our store can be a great destination of

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discovery,” explains Madden. This ensures everyone who walks in to ECS walks out with the product that’s right for them. And working with those brands has enabled ECS access to more inventory, increasing their stock by 100% in the last two years - not something you’d expect to hear of during a global pandemic


Spring Essentials with supply chain issues. Customer loyalty of course is key to maintaining this, and there’s a huge incentive for coffee lovers who choose this family business over the alternatives. Primarily, better pricing. “We offer in-store discounts on our espresso and coffee equipment,” shares Neil. You can save hundreds of dollars by simply coming to support in person. And you get loyalty points too! As retail workers are finally returning to what feels like some semblance of normalcy, we should all try to support local. “As a dedicated specialty store, we have added a service department. That means we are the one-stop shop and are around for the entire lifecycle of your purchase,” Neil says. Through learning the product, to maintaining your purchase, the team at ECS is there for you in-store, always. And that’s something you can’t buy off of Amazon.

ELEVATE YOUR COFFEE GAME The art of pourover coffee at home or the cottage. Chemex is the gold standard in brewing.

Finally, when you visit ECS Coffee in person, you’re able to see first-hand how ECS sustainably roasts their own coffee. I.XXI (referencing the iconic Back to the Future trilogy) is roasted in-house. Due to supply chain issues during the pandemic, ECS adapted and created their own unique brand. Who doesn’t need a hit of 88PMH in the morning? Retail is back. And while things may still look a little different for a while, you can always count on a fresh cup of coffee from ECS to remind you of life’s simple pleasures.

VERSATILE DRINKWARE This limited edition seasonal colour will not be around for long. Enjoy the quality, reliability and beauty of Yeti on every long weekend!

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Spring Essentials ENTERTAINING MADE EASY Combine ECS's drink mixes with their new Riedel Glassware and your summer parties will be the hit of the lake!

TRAVEL IN STYLE The reason we love Yeti products is their style and colours. But most importantly, the ongoing commitment to quality, making your Yeti purchase a lifetime one.

RETRO-STYLE Canada's largest selection of Smeg products right in Burlington, Ontario! Finish your collection today.

ICONIC DESIGN The Smeg Kettle is available in two sizes, and ECS carries 26 different variations to choose from.

YES WE HAVE THAT TOO! Espresso & Coffee Gear in almost every colour. Come by ECS Coffee to see the new Damson Blue Barista Touch.

Burlington: 3100 Harvester Rd #6 905-631-1524

Ancaster: 1172 Wilson St West 905-648-0800

WINE O'CLOCK No matter what time of day or night, The Yeti Wine Tumblers keep your beverage cold, and bug free. Cottage life just got better!

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By Tara MacIntosh

T

he miracle of pollination and honey production represents Mother Nature at her finest. The rhythm of honey bees in their natural environment is genuinely fascinating, and observing this natural flow reminds us we are all intricately connected. Beekeeper Dave Stotesbury and mead maker Vincent Sowa founded Backed By Bees based on a yearning to connect with nature and find balance in their lives. While Dave attended the University of Guelph, he came across a honey bee centre that captured his attention. He began volunteering at the centre, learning how these busy insects are integral to the stability of the natural world. Dave and Vincent later met while taking courses on bees and

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beekeeping. With their growing passion for bees and their pull to live a healthier, more wholesome life, they decided to open Backed By Bees to nurture a connection with nature and allow the public to integrate into the experience. Located on Appleby Line in Burlington, the Backed By Bees building has been in production for two years and is now open to the public. Visitors can interact with two million bees onsite from 30 bee colonies, and witness the extraordinary pollination process in the pollinator garden. This specialized garden allows a peek into what bees do and how beekeepers handle and manage these insects, working tirelessly to improve their surroundings. Visitors can watch how millions of


BACKED BY BEES TAKES THE MYSTERY OUT OF THE

BEEKEEPING INDUSTRY. bees work together to produce raw honey and pollinate much of our food supply. This interactive experience shows how delicate the process is and sparks a new appreciation for the energy and contribution of each individual bee. Currently, over one hundred daily visitors interact with the bees. The Backed By Bees location was constructed from shipping containers in a C shape, which allows the wings to house different business areas, such as retail space and mead production. All products sold in the retail shop are created from honey produced onsite, made with

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love in support of the core initiative of connecting people with nature. Mead, the oldest and most sustainable alcohol on the planet, is also produced onsite and draws both mead fans and the curious among us. Many customers are considered explorers, wanting to try this alcoholic product made from raw honey. The alcohol content varies depending on the type of mead purchased. A dry carbonated mead is closer to a traditional beer, with 4% alcohol content. There is also a traditional still mead that is more like wine, with 12%-14% alcohol content. With both dry and sweet options available, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Backed By Bees is spreading its love of bees and honey production into the community with interactive rooftop displays for corporate partners. Through these popular interactive displays, local businesses can host a rooftop hive to educate their staff and customers. Currently, three partners local to the area have hives open to visitors, including Burlington Centre

VISITORS CAN WATCH HOW

MILLIONS OF BEES WORK TOGETHER TO PRODUCE RAW HONEY AND POLLINATE MUCH OF OUR FOOD SUPPLY.

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THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO

SUPPORT THE BEES AS AN INDIVIDUAL

Mall, Shoppers World Brampton, and Oakville Trafalgar Place. Backed by Bees supports the physical labour of beekeeping, while the partnering business brings this unique experience to their employees, tenants, and customers, setting them apart from their competition. It is a great way to expand the knowledge and interest in what bees do and how valuable they are to the natural world. The more people take an interest in bees, the better for the environment and the planet’s overall health. There are several ways to support the bees as an individual. Backed By Bees promotes getting involved through their programs Sponsor and Decorate a Hive, The Hive Club, and Decorate the Yard. These are ways to engage with Mother Nature, without getting stung! Beekeeper Dave takes care of the sponsored bees for you, making sure they are happy, healthy, and thriving. With the loving care of Dave and Vincent, Backed by Bees takes the mystery out of the beekeeping industry. Experience how the world of the bee and the beekeeper work in harmony and, of course, enjoy a mead beverage. Backed By Bees invites you to drop by and find your seat at nature’s table. backedbybees.com | @backedbybees

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When we refurbish an existing court, we start by assessing your site to determine the best steps to get your existing base ready for your new SPORT COURT® Game Court. Every court is customized and can offer unlimited use for all sports and leisure activities to meet your needs. Our ultimate outdoor modular sports surfacing reduces impact on the body by combining our superior patented lateral forgiveness and vertical shock absorption engineered design. A lightly textured surface provides the best balance between dry traction and low skin abrasion.

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LEADERS IN MUSKOKA

CAYMAN MARSHALL – LUXURY COTTAGE RENTALS CAYMANMARSHALL.COM/RENTALS

LUXURY COTTAGE RENTALS

CUNNINGTON RETREAT, 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS – LAKE OF BAYS

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals

$10,000/WEEK


LAKE ROSSEAU RENTAL, 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$14,000/WEEK

GREENWOOD COTTAGE, 4 BEDROOMS, 2.5 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

$14,500/WEEK

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Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals


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KAHSHE LAKE PARADISE, 6 BEDROOMS, 3+1 BATHS – KAHSHE LAKE

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals

$15,000/WEEK


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FAMILY COTTAGE, 6 BEDROOMS, 2.5 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

$16,000/WEEK

ROCKLEA TIMBER DREAM, SOUTH EXPOSURE, 5 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS – PARRY SOUND

$20,000/WEEK

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals


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BEL AIR OF MUSKOKA, SOUTHWEST EXPOSURE, 8 BEDROOMS, 6 BATHS – LAKE OF BAYS

$20,000/WEEK

$20,000/WEEK

CAYMAN MARSHALL – LUXURY COTTAGE RENTALS CAYMANMARSHALL.COM/RENTALS

MUSKOKA COTTAGE ON PRIVATE LAKE, 3 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS – COOPER LAKE

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals


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YOUR SLICE OF

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PARADISE AWAITS E

njoy this private, oceanside house that boasts a pristine, secluded beach and a spectacular view of the Bahamian, turquoise ocean. Conveniently located on Tar Bay, just minutes from the airport and various amenities, this brand new, 5 bedroom, luxurious home offers you the vacation of your dreams. A mere 13m from the private beachfront, this spectacular home boasts over 5,500 square feet of relaxation space, professional-grade

appliances, high-end furnishings and mattresses for your ultimate comfort. Pull open the 10' high sliders to take in the tranquil sound and scenery of the ocean or to enjoy a refreshing dip in the private pool. The home's 14' ceilings and thoughtfullydesigned open concept offer an airy, spacious feel to accommodate up to 16 guests. A fully-outfitted chef's kitchen caters to your epicurean desires, or you can treat yourself to an evening of in-home private

catering (extra charge). Enjoy the outdoors any time of day with the fully enclosed porch area complete with power screens for ease of use and a stunning, shell stone travertine patio. Take in numerous, nearby attractions, dining, or boat tours to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Your vacation experience comes complete with an in-person greeting at the airport, a property tour, and a 24-hour concierge. Seaclusion is pure luxury in paradise.

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PARADISE AWAITS, 5,500 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 5 BATHS – TAR BAY BAHAMAS

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals

$20,000/WEEK


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JOSEPH RETREAT, 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS – LAKE JOSEPH

$26,000/WEEK

THE LODGE AT PORTAGE POINT, 5 BEDROOMS, 5+2 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

$32,000/WEEK

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals


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MODERN ELEGANCE, 5 BEDROOM, 4 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$35,000/WEEK

$32,000/WEEK

CAYMAN MARSHALL – LUXURY COTTAGE RENTALS CAYMANMARSHALL.COM/RENTALS

LAKE MUSKOKA GETAWAY, 9 BEDROOMS, 6.5 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals


DRIFTWOOD, SOUTHWEST EXPOSURE, 6 BEDROOMS, 6 BATHS – LAKE JOSEPH

$45,000/WEEK

BEACHWOOD, 7 BEDROOMS, 7 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$50,000/WEEK

CAYMAN MARSHALL – LUXURY COTTAGE RENTALS CAYMANMARSHALL.COM/RENTALS

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SUNSET BEACH, 5+4 BEDROOMS, 5+2 BATHS – GEORGIAN BAY

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com/rentals

$50,000/WEEK


Mocktails & Cocktails WITH LYRE’S AND FEVERTREE

Alcoholic

Paloma > ¾ Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit > ¼ Reposado Tequila > Garnish: pink grapefruit wedge

non-Alcoholic

Bianco Spritz > 30mL Lyre’s Orange Sec > 30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Dry > 90mL premium bottled Mediterranean tonic water > Thin cucumber slice > 2 lemon slices


Cucumber Wine Spritz > ¾ Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic Water > ¼ Sauvignon Blanc > Garnish: Lemon wedge and cucumber slice

Amalfi Spritz > 60mL Lyre’s Italian Spritz > 60mL premium alcohol-free prosecco > 30mL soda water

Alcoholic

non-Alcoholic

non-Alcoholic

Gin & Tonic Alcoholic

Cherry Blossom > ¾ Fever-Tree Aromatic Tonic Water > ¼ Orange Flavoured Gin > 1 Cherry from a jar > 1 Teaspoon Kirsch > Garnish: Orange Peel

> 45 ml Lyre’s London Dry Spirit > 120 ml Premium Bottled Tonic Water > 1 Pink Grapefruit Slice

Cheers to

Spring!




Spreading

By Brooke Madden Styled premieres Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Designing Difference. How two best friends are enlivening HGTV Canada with their fresh, thoughtful designs.


HGTV Canada has been a welcome presence in many Canadian homes since its inception. There’s something about watching spaces transform from shabby to chic that can often help you unwind at the end of the day. (Or wake you up early on a Sunday morning!) However, the network is not known solely for its jaw-dropping designs, its beautiful builds, and its charismatic characters. Arguably, one of the most interesting elements of binging HGTV Canada programs is the unique, often quirky host dynamics. That’s why I was so excited to hear about HGTV Canada’s newest program, hosted by two best friends of twenty years, “Styled.” Pioneered by Nicole Babb and Caffery Vanhorne, “Styled” is HGTV Canada’s next best new home renovation show. Joining the growing club of Black female hosts on the network, Nicole and her best friend, business partner and award-winning Black stylist and designer Caffery Vanhorne, transform the homes of their clients in a whole new way. Bursting into the public eye with their playful, bold designs, these industry leaders intend to expand the HGTV Canada audience, revolutionize and revamp spaces, and set a new precedent for the types of designers represented in the media along the way.


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n entrepreneur and leader in her

field, Nicole Babb is the founder of R&P Home, a family-owned and -operated design firm she founded in 2015. As she is a stager, stylist, house flipper, and travel lover, it’s no surprise that when she met her soon-to-be business partner, Caffery, they hit it off immediately. “We met when Caffery was a hairstylist and I was a makeup artist; I used to go to the salon he worked at, and we also have mutual colleagues and friends. [But] we really started to hang out when we were out of Toronto,” explains Babb. “We both travelled a lot for extensive periods of time. Our relationship blossomed when we were both in Colombia at the same time. We made lifetime memories travelling throughout the country. The pandemic caused us both to return to Toronto; I asked Caffery if he’d like to come work with me. He said yes!” The two became instant friends, bonding over their love of exploration, style, and allowing their personal backgrounds and cultures to influence their collaborative work. “Nicole knew I’d enjoyed success as a hairstylist, photographer, fashion designer, and furniture designer, and noticed my affection for interior design through my well-appointed personal space. She thought we could collaborate well on some design projects on my next trip

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Bursting into the public eye with their

these industry leaders intend to expand the HGTV Canada audience.

to Canada. She’s amazing, so I was excited to create with her and knew we would have fun,” says Vanhorne. After the pair began their working relationship at R&P, Babb and Vanhorne quickly established themselves as visionaries. Iconic in their uniqueness, the two are passionate about reflecting on the lessons they’ve learned through their travels in their projects. “Travelling

is the fastest way to learn,” says Babb. “I yearn to learn. I have such an appreciation for culture, design and craftsmanship from all over the world. “I like supporting local artists. Authenticity is one of the most crucial parts of design. Being authentic is a huge part of my work and my personality. There’s nothing more authentic than an artisan telling their story through their craft. I think

our niche has become offering our clients, through our travels, unique, special design,” she explains. An additional component contributing to the types of designs we will see this season is how each host incorporates different personal and cultural backgrounds in their concepts. Nicole and Caffery both honour their heritage and love to pay homage to it in their work.

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best friendship on screen! They each contribute their own essential qualities to the projects they take on. While Nicole insists Caffrey is known for his infectious sense of humour, Caffery appreciates Nicole’s budget-consciousness. Both hosts enjoy finding creative solutions when budgets get tight, but “Nicole knows it’s up to her to make sure that nobody goes broke in the process!” jokes her co-host. It’s exciting to acknowledge how much these two prominent, talented creators are changing the landscape of HGTV Canada with this project. “I can’t wait for viewers to see a group of BIPOC designers share our process to bring great design to a whole new audience,” says Babb.

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“There’s no other show like ‘Styled’ on the network, and I am so excited to connect with this audience. Overall, we hope to add style and heartfelt moments to the network, and show our unique perspective as successful Black business owners,” Caffrey states. “It’s certainly time, and Canadian TV is ready for it!”

abb is, proudly, “a multi-ethnic woman. I grew up with a biracial mother whose Chinese and Afro-Guyanese-Caribbean culture had a huge influence on me. There were always Black and Chinese art and decorations in our house. This was my first visual inspiration,” says the designer. Caffery mentions spending many years in the tropics, so he always strives to include elements of warmth in his style choices, which he says can be “as simple as the use of white bedding, or a jute rug, or even a silk print on a cushion. No matter how cold the climate, I’ll throw in an aspirational warm tropical element.” While of course, viewers can look forward to witnessing the projects featured this season, they can also look forward to the hosts’ quirky, fun,

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Start planning now, for a smoother transition down the road. The family cottage is a place where unforgettable memories are made. There’s just nothing that compares to the nights gazing up at a sky glowing

chip in with all the work involved; chopping wood, cutting grass, and fixing things (there’s always something that needs to be repaired at the

with an endless array of stars, jumping off the end of the dock into the crisp cool waters, taking the family (and the dog) out for a boat ride to watch the sunset, or peacefully paddling a canoe across a calm cove in the early morning. There is no price tag that can be put on the numerous experiences that are created at the cottage.

cottage!). Chad learned from these experiences that the benefits of having a recreational property also come with a lot hard work and dedication.

Chad Allison knows these experiences first-hand. His parents bought their cottage in 1972, the same year he was born. His summer memories growing up were of swimming, fishing, waterskiing, and campfires. Of course,

A few years ago, Chad and his family decided that they had outgrown the shared family cottage. They no longer wanted to deal with the family dynamics of who gets it for the long weekend, who pays for what, and who does the work. So, they ventured out and bought their own modest fixerupper on a larger lake. They have been busy ever since with repairs, renovations, and landscaping. It ended

as he grew he was also expected to

up being a welcome place to escape to


when COVID hit. They were fortunate to have reliable internet allowing them to work from the cottage, and the kids were even able to do online schooling with the beautiful backdrop of birch trees and the lake. There is one thing however that all cottage owners are eventually faced with that requires some careful thought and detailed planning. What happens to the cottage when the parents no longer want to maintain it or have moved on to that cottage in the sky? Chad, who is a Senior Wealth Advisor at Scotia Wealth Management, has seen this question come up frequently in his practice. The first step, he advises his clients, is to ensure that proper planning is in place that details all the unique considerations. What is the ownership structure of the cottage? Are there children that want to take over the ownership? Can the children afford the cottage? Are there capital gains to consider, and if so are there strategies that can help deal with the gains? Each family’s circumstances are different and require the right planning and advice. Chad’s team at Scotia Wealth Management helps their clients with these kinds of sophisticated situations, whether it’s the succession of the family cottage, the sale of a family business, or any other complex family structure that needs to be addressed. The comprehensive Total Wealth Plan offering that Chad’s team provides to their clients sets them apart from other advisors

that may just cover the basics, leaving you to figure out the other pieces of the puzzle on your own. Scotia Wealth Management ties in all aspects of your personal and financial information, assesses how this matches up with your individual goals, and helps to determine strategies to obtain these objectives. They work with your other professionals, such as lawyers and accountants, to ensure that everything is synchronized and that nothing is overlooked. Scotia Wealth Management also has the resources to help deal with other complex matters such as potential estate equalization, estate tax coverage, and reviewing personal and corporate estate plans. So where does the family cottage fit into all of this? Well, with the proper planning and communication the succession of the family cottage can be part of the Total Wealth Plan that Chad’s team at Scotia Wealth Management develops to help you achieve the peace of mind you deserve. The beautiful cottage memories remain intact and your days can be spent relaxing in the Muskoka chair while watching the sun dance off the lake. If you would like to know more about how Chad and his team at Scotia Wealth Management can help preserve your legacy, please reach out to them today.

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Chad and his team at Scotia Wealth Management offer strategic Total Wealth Planning to help clients achieve their long term goals.


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EXCLUSIVE MUSKOKA BAY CLUB, NEWLY BUILT CONDO, 570 SQ.FT., 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH – TOWN OF GRAVENHURST

$630,000

LOT 1: 304 FT. FRONTAGE, 5.29 ACRES

$829,000

LOT 2: 215 FT. FRONTAGE, 1.67 ACRES

$674,000

LOT 5: 630 FT. FRONTAGE, 6.07 ACRES

$1,920,000

LOT 6: 330 FT. FRONTAGE, 4.09 ACRES

$999,900

LOT 7: 3,432 FT. FRONTAGE, 38.5 ACRES

$2,400,000

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BUILDING LOT 1: 900 FT. FRONTAGE, 5.80 ACRES – LAKE MUSKOKA

$1,995,000

BUILDING LOT 2: 445 FT. FRONTAGE, 2.30 ACRES – LAKE MUSKOKA

$1,095,000

BUILDING LOT 3: 445 FT. FRONTAGE, 3.50 ACRES – LAKE MUSKOKA

$1,095,000

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LEGACY COTTAGE UNIT 24: 400 FT. FRONTAGE, 25 ACRES, 1,965 SQ.FT., 3 BEDROOMS, 2+1 BATHS – LAKE ROSSEAU

$1,375,000

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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EXCLUSIVE 3651 FT. FRONTAGE, 10.890 ACRES, 1152 SQ.FT., 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH – SPARROW LAKE

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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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SOLD: UTTERSON UTTERSON

$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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$1,995,000

LAKE MANITOUWABING

SOLD: PORTAGE LAKE PORTAGE LAKE

$1,995,000

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LAKE MANITOUWABING

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA $2,290,000

LAKE MUSKOKA

LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

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$2,499,000

$2,495,000

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$2,595,000


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1,344 SQ.FT., 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS – LAKE MUSKOKA

$2,995,000

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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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DEVELOPMENT LOT, 300FT. FRONTAGE, 6 ACRES – LAKE JOSEPH

$3,995,000

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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


SOLD: MUSKOKA LAKES $2,790,000

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SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$2,895,000

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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$3,495,000

LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

$3,495,000

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SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA $4,740,000

LAKE MUSKOKA

SOLD: LAKE JOSEPH LAKE JOSEPH

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

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$5,995,000

$5,750,000

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$6,895,000


$5,990,000

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

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

CONTACT BROKERAGE FOR PRICE

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470 FT. FRONTAGE, 2.6 ACRES, 3,318 SQ.FT., 5 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS – LAKE JOSEPH

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$6,150,000


SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA $6,995,000

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SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA

SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA LAKE MUSKOKA

$6,995,000

LAKE MUSKOKA

SOLD: LAKE ROSSEAU

SOLD: LAKE OF BAYS LAKE OF BAYS

$7,995,000

$7,495,000

LAKE ROSSEAU

$8,295,000

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SOLD: LAKE MUSKOKA

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

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447 FT. FRONTAGE, 32.7 ACRES, 15,000 SQ.FT., 15 BEDROOMS, 16 BATHS – WHITESTONE LAKE

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

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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

KNOW!

THE BENEFITS OF LISTING EXCLUSIVELY WITH CAYMAN MARSHALL

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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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THE CASSIS DESIGN STUDIO:

The

Design Difference

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newly built luxurious home reveals exceptional craftsmanship and elegant detailed work; however, the space can feel open and incomplete without the proper furnishings and finishes. After months or years of an intricate building process, a home needs handselected furnishings, décor, and personal touches to transform into the masterpiece the builder or homeowner envisioned. The Cassis Design Studio is a young and vibrant group of designers that provides many different design services, one of which is to assist builders and clients through this last phase of design by selecting the perfect furnishings, artwork, and finesse details. Designer Meredith Parsons explains, “One of the cycles that we have observed is that our clients have reached this very exciting point in the project where they are finally done, but By Tara MacIntosh

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takes the client to the finish line. they walk through the door, and the house feels empty. The home, which we consider the canvas, is technically complete as the feature fireplace is stunning and the kitchen is buttoned up; however, there is nothing to sit on!” The best way to achieve a final look to be proud of is to build a furniture budget into the project at the start. Meredith comments, “We want everyone who is building to establish a furnishing budget at the beginning of the process and keep it in mind every step of the way. Whether building a home for yourself or to sell, a large part of the feeling people experience in the space is dictated by the furniture and decor.” When crafting a design budget, spending money in the rooms where the family will spend the most time is always recommended. The Cassis Design Studio takes the client to the finish line with unique design touches that follow the five essential design elements, including space, line, balance, colour, and shape. When done right, these five elements work in perfect harmony, resulting in a relaxed and inspiring environment.

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As white interiors are popular, professionals are often asked to create a light interior without using trendy white. Designer Parsons explains, “To combine comfort and beauty, you must take textures, tones, and durability into careful consideration. We start with the bigger pieces, such as the sectional sofa in white, and then complement the white with neutral colours or a gentle stripe or plaid pattern with similar light and neutral tones. Next, we layer a darker ottoman and some wood end tables for visual contrast.” Layered colours and textures are inviting, allowing homeowners to be surrounded by opulence while keeping the space functional. Looking at the before and after image, it is apparent how complementary colours, patterns, and texture blend richness with warmth.

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The building process can be exhausting for builders and clients. Maintaining excitement at each design phase sets The Cassis Design Studio apart from its competition. Meredith says with a smile, “We try to do the best we can to support our client’s needs! Building or renovating is a daunting process, often a marathon, not a sprint. If builders or clients need to review things a few extra times, change their minds, or talk through their design choices, we are always happy to do so!”

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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 multi-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 for three years (2018, 2019 & 2022). 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.

JESSICA KAYE*

KALLAN KOCH

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.

KRISTIN McCREA

MEREDITH PARSONS

JEFF LIDDLE*

Chief Editor

Sales Representative

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.

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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MIKE ARNOLD*

Sales Representative

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JOEL ADAIR*

Broker of Record

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.

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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CAT BROWN*

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.

NEIL BROWN Neil gravitated to the shorelines of Muskoka in 2000 pursuing a passion for watersports. His background as an athlete and affinity for coaching lead to a successful 20-year career in the luxury boat industry, where he was able to gain a deep understanding of the Muskoka cottage lifestyle. “Working with Todd and his team as clients over the years, I knew I had to be part of Cayman Marshall's unique approach and culture”.

KAREINA DAVEY

STEVE HADDOCK* CAROL HENRY*

Office Administrator

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

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”.

Born and raised in Muskoka, Carol is excited to share her passion and knowledge of the area. With an MBA and over 12 years of working in finance, Carol’s clients appreciate her knowledge of the market. Carol strives to exceed her clients’ expectations and attributes her attitude to the habits she adopted as a scholar-athlete. In her spare time, you can find Carol running Muskoka trails and spending time on the water with her family.

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SARAH POUNTNEY*

Sales Representative 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.

JD STERNE

Magazine Sales/Editor JD is a proud product of Muskoka and joins our team as a commerce grad from uOttawa and its Management Consulting Program. Over a decade of competitive hockey on several teams has equipped JD with grit and sparked a passion for connecting with new people and learning what makes them tick. He is a problem solver, a perpetual learner, and is excited to promote the growth of the Cayman Marshall Magazine.

MICHELLE STILLAR*

202-97B Joseph St Port Carling, ON P0B 1J0 705-765-5759

CHARLIE VANDERPOL*

Sales Representative

Licensed Assistant

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 8 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.

Cayman Marshall International Realty Inc., Brokerage caymanmarshall.com ■ Sales Representative* Broker & Broker of Record**

BRANCH OFFICE: 20 Main St. W. Huntsville, ON P1H 2C3 705-765-5759 TORONTO OFFICE: 200-99 Yorkville Ave Toronto, ON M5R 3K5 647-696-4733

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