Chestnut Park's Spring Issue of Invest in Style

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VOLUME 3 | ISSUE 2 | SPRING 2020

Summer Water Sports: Thrilling Muskokans and Visitors for Six Decades INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Summer Memories: Photo Contest Winners | Art & Design: In Conversation with Winnie Truong | Spotlight: Q&A with Sherry Holmes Luxury Listings | Industry Experts | Featured Articles


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Thompson remembers the exact date—June 10, 2010—when she bought the building on Bruce Street South, Thornbury’s main street, and started a new chapter in her life. The Cheese Gallery became a quick success. Customers, locals and tourists all fell in love with the shop’s unique offerings. From showstopping artisanal cheeses and delectable cookies, cakes, tarts and pastries, to teas and coffee and locally-made cider, The Cheese Gallery has something to please every palate. By popular demand, the cafÊ now offers light lunch fare, and yes, all of the selections make good use of the cheeses Thompson sells.

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MUSKOKA // GRAVENHURST LIVING

p. 62 The Lake Joe Yacht Club p. 66 Sherwood Inn Portfolio of Exceptional Properties

HALIBURTON // PETERBOROUGH // THE KAWARTHAS LIVING p. 74 Haliburton Highlands Museum p. 76 Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest Portfolio of Exceptional Properties

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY LIVING p. 79 Sandbanks Provincial Park Portfolio of Exceptional Properties

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KITCHENER // GUELPH // WATERLOO // STRATFORD LIVING

p. 82 Tech Sector Powering Kitchener-Waterloo Portfolio of Exceptional Properties

CHISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL Chestnut Park’s Global Partner

LUXURY DEFINED In the Studio with Bespoke Eye Wear Makers Maison Bonnet

A PEEK AT LUXURY LIVING AROUND THE WORLD Christie’s International

MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY // GREY // BRUCE LIVING p. 49 Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse p. 51 Billy Bishop Home and Museum p. 53 5 Reasons Life is Good in Collingwood Portfolio of Exceptional Properties

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Thompson remembers the exact moment the idea that became The Cheese Gallery sprung to mind. “I was hiking with my girlfriends when it came to me: great cheese, good wine and delectable chocolates are perfectly paired with one another,â€? she explains. “So I asked myself, ‘why not open a place that marries the three’? I’d open a gourmet cheese shop and cafĂŠ.â€? She was confident The Cheese Gallery would find a perfect home in Thornbury, a creative community populated by galleries, artisan shops, restaurants, coffee roasters, bakeries, and craft cider makers. It’s a place where the imaginative spirit flourishes and customers and merchants value getting to know each other

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Carley’s Angels: The Hospital for Sick Children’s First Psychosocial Oncology Fellowship Program

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More than 80% of these businesses are owned and operated by women. Thompson isn’t really sure what’s fuelling the success of female-driven entrepreneurship in town, but notes there’s a sense of collaboration in the community that encourages women to take the plunge. “We’re a tight-knit community with a great spirit of togetherness,� she explains.

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p. 54 Winter 2020 Article Cheese Bliss in Thornbury: The Cheese Gallery Founder’s name is Casey Thomson.

Top, Left to right: Avery Hood, Juliet Scott, Nicole Peters, Abbey Pritchard, Lauren Peters, Owen Apthorp, Charlie Newlands, Eric Flood, Taylor West, Craig Waites, Keegan Mann, Will Webster Cover photo by: Taylor Nullmeyer

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ART & DESIGN

In Conversation with Winnie Truong


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FEATURE

SWS Continues to Make Waves in Muskoka

President & CEO

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Director of Marketing & Operations Maria Neves

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Editorial Contributors Anna Cipollone Matt Driscoll Natalka Falcomer Andrew Hind Chris Kapches Lesley Kenny Bob McHugh Jason Stacey

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Summer Memories Photo Contest Winners

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MUSKOKA LIVING

The Lake Joe Yacht Club: From Sunken Ships to Smooth Sailing

Digital Marketing Manager Karen Espinola

Digital Marketing Coordinator / Photography Taylor Nullmeyer

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// A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT //

Chris Kapches

Chris Kapches, President & CEO of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage, is a lawyer with an extensive career working within real estate organizations. Chris has served as Executive VP for the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), as well as roles on numerous TREB committees. Chris has been the Chairman of the Real Estate Council of Ontario’s Discipline and Appeals Committee for more than fifteen years.

Art & Design: Winnie Truong

Interior Design: Two Fold Interiors

Summer Memories Photo Contest: Ken Cheung

Real Estate Confidential: The New Canadian Housing Identity Spenders, Stayers and Speculators

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am excited to introduce the spring issue of Invest In Style to our readers. Amidst the outbreak of COVID-19, we discussed whether or not to even print this magazine, but decided in the end that we would be optimistic about the summer and hope that our readers will still enjoy the images and stories we have to share. This issue is no doubt the most informative and thoughtprovoking issue we have ever produced. Spring is, by definition, the season of rebirth and that alone makes it exciting and emotionally stimulating. It also reminds us of what lies ahead – summer. This issue is overflowing with stories and captivating images of summer. These articles will warm you, excite you, and hopefully open your eyes to the amazing success and possibilities of the various communities that Chestnut Park is proud to be a part of. The spring issue brings you evocative images from events in Muskoka, including Summer Water Sports, affectionately known as SWS, and amazing fly board photographs, as well as the beauty, charm and atmospheric feel of the photos that were submitted by readers and selected for our First Annual Summer Memories Photography Contest. I am certain that anyone looking at our winning picture will imagine themselves in that field of sunflowers where we can feel the warmth of the sun and the texture of the sunflowers as we brush by. This issue is also full of fun, and the many events and experiences that are available to us in Southern Ontario: from

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Southern Georgian Bay Living: Billy Bishop Home and Museum

wine tasting in lovely Prince Edward County (more commonly referred to as PEC), to the endearing sights and sounds of Port Carling, Muskoka’s oldest community, to the mysterious (oh what stories it could tell) Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse in Collingwood, to sailing in Lake Joseph (affectionately known as Lake Joe) and, finally, to the exciting Haliburton Craft Brew Fest, where many of Ontario’s microbreweries present their featured brews in a festival atmosphere. This spring issue is brimming with articles including an interview with Mike Holmes’ daughter, Sherry Holmes, interior design, art, and the craftsmanship of bespoke eyewear maker, Maison Bonnet. As this spring issue of Invest In Style heads to press, the world is coping with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The virus has taken lives, restricted travel, and has had a negative impact on the world’s economy. Please remember everyone’s health is most important right now; we can only enjoy what we have if we are well. I hope that this issue reminds you of the wondrous world in which we are fortunate enough to live, and that the perpetual rebirth that we associate with spring will also bring well-being to our troubled world. We hope our readers will enjoy the images and articles in this issue, with a mind to where they could go and what they might do in the (hopefully near) future.

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Natalka Falcomer

Natalka Falcomer, Vice President, Corporate Development Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage. Natalka Falcomer is a lawyer who is deeply committed to increasing access to justice and positively changing the way the law is practiced and delivered. She’s volunteered for over four years to arm the public with free legal knowledge as the founder, co-producer and host of a legal call-in show with Rogers TV (Toronto Speaks Legal Advice).

The New Canadian Housing Identity Spenders, Stayers and Speculators

Low interest rates, shocking levels of consumer debt, luxury builder bankruptcies and surging house prices. These stories play a starring role in Canada’s real estate market. But look closer and these stars tell a different story altogether. One that has nothing to do with predicting home prices and everything to do with the more intangible question – who are we?

Spenders Canadians are saving less than their neighbours to the south, which is surprising given the belief that Canadians are more fiscally conservative than hard charging “bigger is better” Americans. Have years of consuming American media finally changed our spending habits? Not necessarily. Food, housing, and car expenses are simply greater in major Canadian cities than in most American cities. What’s more, the cost of post-secondary education is getting perilously close to the unsustainable numbers we see at high ranking American colleges. In fact, education, and not avocado toast, is why the biggest cohort of bankruptcy filers are millennials. Critics claim that it’s consumerism that really is at the heart of the failure to save. Not necessarily so, says Nigel R. D’Souza, Investment Analyst for Veritas Investment Research. He asserts that the staples of life - food, housing and school debt - are more expensive, adjusting for inflation, than in the previous 20 years. Salaries, however, haven’t kept pace and the growth in the gig economy reflects the fact that many are underemployed 8

The idea of Canadians as savers who are gainfully employed and have access to free education has changed. We are now holders of both “good” (if there is any?) and bad debt.

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Management’s 13th Annual Post City Real Estate Roundtable,

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instead of kicking their children out of the nest, parents are building homes so that their adult children and respective partners (and, as the boomers hope, grandchildren) will all be living under one roof with them. Canadians of all generations are no longer fleeing the coop which contributes to the chicken-and-egg issue plaguing Canadians who may want to downsize or move out – they can’t sell because there’s nowhere to go. And there’s nowhere to go because they can’t sell.

Speculators The “Canada brand” has never been stronger as our cities top numerous “top 10” charts. And our almost 20-year

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and cash strapped. As such, the generally held depiction of Canadians as savers who are gainfully employed and have access to free education has changed. We are now holders of both “good” (if there is any?) and bad debt, but don’t earn the salaries promised for good grades and BAs.

Stayers Real Estate Cassandras and behavioural economists have long warned of a looming oversupply of McMansions owned by a large aging population. The warning went as follows: fashionable McMansions will go out of style and crash in pricing. The aging population will find McMansions too expensive and too physically difficult to maintain. They’ll all want to cash out at the same time, but there won’t be an equally large demographic able to afford a McMansion, thereby pushing down housing prices.

Instead of kicking them out of the nest, parents are now offering their homes so their children, and any partners or grandchildren, can live under one roof.

and such a better investment than in low yielding GIC’s – that a preponderance of condominiums - about one in 10 units

Millennials (myself included), have eagerly and foolishly waited

- are owned by investors and not end users. What’s more,

for this prophecy to be fulfilled. What wasn’t predicted was the

almost one third of these investors, according to D’Souza, run

advent of reverse mortgages and the lack of two-bedroom homes

a monthly loss in exchange for the anticipated swift continued

available for McMansion owners to move into. What’s more, selling

climb in Canada’s housing price. Ironically, this approach may

and moving is expensive and time consuming. Boomers will have to

make their “safe” real estate bet risky. If interest rates go up,

sort through years of accumulation - the 80s encouraged anything

which is the expected outcome in the next few years, then

but spartan living - only to tear themselves from their familiar

these investors may dig themselves into financial ruin, forcing

neighbours, friends and routine. An easier way to “cash out” is by

them to sell and flooding the market.

way of a reverse mortgage. Benjamin Tal, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist According to D’Souza, boomers and traditionalists, encouraged by

at CIBC, thinks differently. Canadians generally, according

the soaring prices of their homes, are taking out reverse mortgages

to Tal, and Torontonians specifically, are willing and able to

to fund their lifestyle, make their current homes “senior proof,”

accept a loss as they’re betting that Canada will continue

and pass on inter-vivos gifts to their children. The “staying” trend

to be an attractive place to live. As such, it may be that

is even evident with millennials who are encouraged by parents to

today’s owners of real estate are less likely than in previous

stay put. As custom home builder and co-host of HGTVCanada’s

generations to be end users, which is changing the Canadian

“Hot Market,” Odeen Eccleston affirmed, at Rotman School of

belief that every Canadian has a right to home ownership.

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Frake Floor Lamp Part of the DIRA Collection

These beautiful lamps are a striking piece to add to your home. The tripod base is handcrafted in Senegal from Frake - a light, blonde wood cultivated only in West Africa. A favourite of ours!

Nero Firewood Storage By Four Hands

Chair with Jewelry Box Noir Figaro

Store firewood in style! A large-scale open triangle of gunmetal-coated iron stands tall and sturdy while bringing visual interest to any space. Visible firewood is also a great way to bring the outside in, and evokes the calm that comes from watching a roaring fire.

A statement piece for sure, these accent chairs are unexpected in the best possible way. Made of Sungkai wood in charcoal black, they are the perfect conversation starter.

Extra Long Sofa Lee Industries

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Kyle Bench Classic Home

The Kyle bench brings organic beauty to any space with its solid wood seat, cut and hand finished to preserve the grain and other natural variations. Set atop a thin-legged iron base, the bench’s understated elegance will elevate any room.

Floor Runners, Gurara Collection Momeni

Geometric shapes in black and white pop against a neutral background of handwoven jute. Beautifully executed, they are delightful shown in a pair.

The Royce Pendant Light Arteriors Home

A stylish and elegant pairing of geometric inspiration and transitional design come together in this pendant light. Available in three finishes, this design feature suits many different decorating styles. A new classic.

Handcrafted Table Bethanie Kaye

Iris Boho Pillow Bundle St. Frank

This collection of pillows will bring a touch of boho chic to your home. The fabrics are inspired by traditional vintage textiles from around the world, including the Berber peoples in North Africa and the Muong from the mountains of northern Vietnam.

These one-of-a-kind tables are the perfect example of the marriage between form and function. All of the wood is locally and sustainably sourced in Ontario. Equally at home in a rustic cottage or a refined city home.

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// SWS FEATURE //

Matt Driscoll

Matt Driscoll is a freelance writer and editor based out of Bracebridge, Ontario. He is a former editor with Muskoka Magazine and former photojournalist with the Bracebridge Examiner and Sioux Lookout Bulletin. Matt worked for several years in the museums field, both in Canada and internationally, before moving into full-time journalism more than a decade ago.

SWS Continues to Make Waves in Muskoka

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAYLOR NULLMEYER

Summer Water Sports, Canada’s largest water sports company, offers everything water-related, from general waterfront marina services, to boat rentals and tours, personal watercraft and water ski instruction, and four weekly lakeside ski shows.

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or many, Muskoka is synonymous with tradition. It could be the burger shop you always hit on the highway north, the fishing lures your grandfather used, or staring at that map of the lake that’s been hung on the wall for decades. For many, these traditions are what make the area special. Summer Water Sports (affectionately known as SWS by locals and cottagers) embodies that love of tradition. For six decades, SWS has provided summer entertainment on the lakes, whether through their water ski schools or the ski shows that have thrilled guests for generations. Now SWS has grown to include three marinas, several pop-up businesses at their Minett location and even a location on Grand Cayman Island. They still perform their annual ski shows at Clevelands House Resort in Minett, Windsor Park in Bala, and at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, as well as operating their schools out of Clevelands House, the Lake Joseph Club and Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville.

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// SWS FEATURE //

Everyone at SWS is like a huge family. It’s crazy how close we all are,” says Val Newlands, owner of SWS with her husband Geordie. “We’ve had multiple generations work here, and multiple siblings from the same family.

Geordie Newlands, SWS CEO and performer, warms up the crowd.

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The roots of SWS can be traced back to 1960, when a group of volunteers started Summer Ski. The event consisted of a group of talented young water skiers putting on a show for onlookers at Clevelands House, including guests of the resort and curious nearby cottagers. The watershow continued, more or less unchanged, until the mid-90s, when it was greatly expanded by Phil Harding (the current Mayor of Muskoka Lakes Township), and renamed Summer Water Sports. Val, a fifth generation Muskokan who grew up on Lake Rosseau, has watched the SWS shows since childhood. Geordie and Val met while he was skiing with SWS and she was a server at the former Pinecrest restaurant in Port Carling. In 2005, the Newlands family purchased Summer Water Sports; with three children who learned to ski with SWS and then went on to work for the company, it was a perfect match. At the time, Geordie (the oldest of the three siblings), was just finishing his degree at the University of Guelph, so he became the operator of SWS. From there it’s been a slow but steady process of expansion. Charlie Elliot, fly board instructor and performer.

The first move was to acquire Wallace Marina in Minett. “It was definitely a learning process for us but we gradually figured it out,” says Val. The business has expanded accordingly. From storing 45 boats in their first year to a current capacity of several hundred. In 2018, they added the Boatworks marinas on both the Lake Muskoka and Lake Rosseau sides of Port Carling. Established in 1925, Boatworks (now renamed SWS Boatworks) offers everything from gas and boat servicing to a surf shop where you can buy swimsuits and wakeboards. In total, SWS employs about 80 people during peak summer capacity. Val says the biggest growth areas of the business are their cottage clinics. The clinics bring the ski school right to your dock, with everything you need to get started, including a boat, equipment and an instructor. The biggest trend in watersports these days is wakesurfing, which requires a special type of boat to throw the ideal wake. Val says that’s been a major draw during recent summers, as few people have access to the right type of boat. SWS also plays host to a number of pop-up shops out of the Minett location beside Clevelands House, including a yoga studio and a bakery. This year they plan to add an LCBO outlet to their location there. As the business has grown, so has the Newlands family, and they now have two boys of their own. With summer rapidly approaching, a new generation of the Newlands family, and Muskokans, will have the chance to experience what’s made SWS a mainstay of cottage country for more than half a century.

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First Annual Summer Memories Photo Contest Winners

Whether it’s a campfire by the lake, play time at the beach, or your favourite water sport, there are many ways to make summer memories. This contest, Chestnut Park’s first annual, celebrates the favourite ways we enjoy summer in Ontario.

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ith the chance to be featured in this Cottage Life issue and win great prizes, including a new Canon camera, photos flooded in from all of our Chestnut Park trading areas across the province. We are pleased to share here with our readers

the winning photos and honourable mentions. In first place, winning a new Canon EOS Rebel T7 camera, we are pleased to announce Ken Cheung who stopped roadside to snap a photo inspired by a song on the radio during a summer road trip. Taking second place and Crows Theatre tickets, Bruce Christie shares memories of childhood friendships and summer barbecues in Prince Edward County. In third place, winning a gift card to Skiis & Biikes, is Shari Inglehart with memories of campfire nights at the cottage on Wood Lake. And receiving canvas prints of their photo submissions, we have Andy Nesbitt’s memories of feeding, swimming with, and watching ducklings grow in Minden (fourth place), Michael Bosley’s grandsons ready for water battles at the cottage (fifth place), and Diane Gardisch (sixth place), with a statement that rings true for so many of us – “Life is better at the cottage!” Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their favourite summer memories with us!

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// SUMMER MEMORIES //

FIRST PLACE

With the song Sunflower (by Post Malone) playing on the stereo, we were in the midst of a summer road trip when we saw a beautiful sunflower field and decided to stop for a picture. The sun setting over a sunflower field in the middle of a road trip. What could be more summer? Photo by: Ken Cheung, Location: Caledon, Ontario

SECOND PLACE

The photo was taken on Weller’s Bay in Prince Edward County. I was visiting a childhood friend who I had not seen in years. The photo takes me back to those childhood days when I visited here in the summer. We would play on the shores and have BBQs at night. Photo by: Bruce Christie: @toronto_tonto, Location: Wellers Bay, Prince Edward County, Ontario WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM // CH E S T N U T PA R K R E A L E S TAT E L I M I T ED, BR O K ER AGE // WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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THIRD PLACE

Photo by: Shari Inglehart @shariinglehart, Location: Wood Lake, Bracebridge, Ontario

FOURTH PLACE

These baby ducklings were waiting for me at my dock every day after long, hard days at work. I was fortunate to spend each day feeding them, swimming with them and watching them grow. Photo by: Andy Nesbitt @lokihighlock, Location: Minden, Ontario

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FIFTH PLACE

A favourite memory! Our young grandsons were getting ready for battle! They hung over our dock, getting as close to the water source as possible! Our Muskoka cottage was a happy gathering place for family and friends for many years and special times. Photo by: Michael Bosley @mbosley1129, Location: Muskoka, Ontario SIXTH PLACE

My son and daughter-in-law bought us these cups when we first got our cottage. (My father-in-law passed away suddenly a few years ago and my motherin-law could not upkeep their retirement home/property on her own. My husband wanted to buy it and see if we’d enjoy cottage life...we do! lol) Cottage life has been pretty amazing for me and my family. We have made many wonderful memories already. Photo by: Diane Gardisch @diane1717, Location: Carling Bay, Ontario WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM // CH E S T N U T PA R K R E A L E S TAT E L I M I T ED, BR O K ER AGE // WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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Photo by: Norbert Feuerstein, @starbuck12 Location: Spider River, Huntsville, Ontario

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Photo by: Mariam Mazhar @iread.eat.repeat Location: Toronto Island, Toronto, Ontario

Photo by: George Tesseris @lifetravelsworld Location: Prince Edward County, Ontario

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Photo by: Bruce Christie, @toronto_tonto Location: Wellers Bay, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Photo by: Karen Fancy @daisy_the_dock_dog Location: Muskoka, Ontario

Photo by: Daniel Battersby @danielbattersby Location: Bowmanville, Ontario

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Now in its 13th year, Uncork Canada offers the public an opportunity to sample the very best of wines from all of Canada’s wine-producing regions.”

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icton is the heart of one of Canada’s emergent wine regions. Drive through Prince Edward County and you’ll find a bountiful landscape of vineyards. It makes sense that Picton is home to the All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC), one of the world’s largest and oldest competitions of its kind. After the official judging period is complete, the public is invited to judge the wines for themselves at Uncork Canada. “The All Canadian Wine Championships were created to promote Canadian wineries and the wine industry,” explains organizer Bev Carnahan. “Each year the ACWC receives over 1,400 wines from several hundred of the top vineyards across the nation. While the majority come from British Columbia, we have lots of entries from Ontario as well as less traditional wine-making regions like Quebec and the Maritimes.” Now in its 13th year, Uncork Canada offers the public an opportunity to sample the very best of these entrants – 700 wines from all of Canada’s wine-producing regions. “It’s a really unique tasting event because all of the wines are award-winners and most are currently unavailable in the LCBO,” says Carnahan. “There’s only a single bottle here of each wine, which means only 15 people can sample any given one.

That makes it special, and the event becomes a treasure hunt, with people searching out wines they want to try.” “And it’s not just wines. We also have meads and ciders,” explains Carnahan. “Ciders have really been coming on strong the last five years. They’re very attractive to younger people.” For a ticket price of $40 at the door, or $35 in advance (with groups of six or more the tickets are priced at $30 each), participants are granted 12 tastes. Proceeds from the event go to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMH). In Ontario, the provincial government pays for day-to-day operational costs, but Hospital Foundations pay for 100% of new hospital equipment costs. In 2019, Uncork Canada raised $10,000 for PECMH. Sample the best of Canada’s award-winning wines, representing a distinctive terroir and each vintner’s unique style, at Uncork Canada. “Our wines are world class,” says Carnahan, “and as diverse as the landscapes in our nation.”

Location: Prince Edward County Community Centre 375 Picton Main St., Picton, Ontario

When: June 20, 2020, 3 pm – 6 pm

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Port Carling PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAYLOR NULLMEYER

One of the most coveted addresses in the heart of Muskoka’s cottage country, Port Carling is home to hundreds of families, year-round, and thousands more during summer months. Incorporated as a village in 1896 (population 100), Port Carling, Muskoka’s oldest community, is the largest urban centre in the Muskoka Lakes Township.

Aerial view of beautiful Port Carling in the summer. A number of properties in and around Port Carling have heritage designations, acknowledging their historical significance and heritage value.

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wo-and-a-half hours north of Toronto, Port Carling hugs the shores of Mirror and Silver lakes. In the heart of its downtown, boat locks that welcomed the first steamships in the early 1900s, join the larger lakes Muskoka and Rosseau

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Family homes, from modest waterfront cottages to new build luxury retreats on private islands, provide residents and guests with peaceful settings (think morning yoga on the dock) and a laid-back, community atmosphere. Well-kept boathouses – many with guest quarters – dot hundreds of kilometres of pristine shoreline. Downtown, Port Carling’s wide sidewalks and dock-side cafés invite leisurely afternoon strolls. Upscale restaurants, art galleries and boutiques, as well as brand-name retailers and ice cream shops, welcome residents and visitors. There’s something here for everyone including summer camps for kids, art and music

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festivals, and theatre and musical events in the new community hall. From July to September, the Port Carling Farmer’s Market sets up every Thursday in Hannah Park. Muskoka Lakes Museum, on James Bartleman Island Park, downtown Port Carling, opens from Victoria Day through to Thanksgiving. This year, you’re invited to attend opening celebrations on May 16, 2020. Local water sports include paddle boarding, kayaking, and rowing (lessons as well as rentals). Nearby, hiking trails meander through the ruggedly beautiful Canadian Shield. Huckleberry Rock Lookout Trail, in Milford Bay, lets you stand on some of the oldest rocks in the world and watch the sun set on the little islands that dot the lakes. While Port Carling is best known as a summer playground, the natural wonder of the area also makes it ideal for winter activities. When frozen, the lakes invite skating, snowmobiling, and shoreline walks impossible in the summer.

The Wall, a giant photo mosaic of the RMS Sagamo entering the Port Carling lock.

Family homes, from modest waterfront cottages to new build luxury retreats on private islands, provide residents and guests with peaceful settings.

Water sports include paddle boarding, kayaking, and rowing (lessons as well as rentals).

A snowmobile trail runs right through Port Carling and there’s public skating at the local arena. Port Carling hosts a number of annual winter activities. The Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market, held in the village’s community centre (November 7, 2020), is followed by Winterfest, the first full weekend of February. This family-friendly winter carnival includes horse-drawn carriage rides, fireworks and a polar bear dip… for those who really, really look forward to summer. Downtown Port Carling’s wide sidewalks and dock-side cafés.

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// AUTOMOTIVE // Bob McHugh is an Automotive Writer and has been writing car reviews and auto-related stories for over 25 years and is a long time member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. Bob McHugh

Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic Hatch

A sporty new city-friendly Mercedes, the A250 4-Matic Hatch sets a new standard in compact luxury. Packed with an amazing array of new technology and features, it has a stunningly attractive ultra-modern cabin that’s absolutely three-point star worthy. Hatch is only sold north of 49, on our side of the Atlantic, and there’s a sedan version, which is sold in the US, called the A220. Hey Mercedes” will introduce you to MBUX, a new voice-activated multimedia system with intelligent learning software that’s designed to provide a more natural and personalized connective experience. Follow up with “I’m cold,”for example, and it will trigger an increase in cabin temperature. The feeling of spaciousness within the cabin and its solidity on the road are remarkable and defy the A250’s exterior dimensions. A large panoramic sliding sunroof, which is a standard feature, also adds to that roomy cabin feel.

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Mercedes engineers are masters of the comfortable ride and the A250 comes with a sophisticated fourlink rear suspension. Its rear axle is also mounted in a subframe that’s isolated from the body with rubber bushings, to further dampen driveline and road vibrations. A large dual-screen replaces both the conventional instrument cluster and multi-media display. It seems to float atop a sweeping dashboard that wraps into the doors and has a series of dramatically large circular turbine-like air vents. Features on the twin 10.25inch (26.04 cm) digital displays in my test A250 were selected with steering wheel controls or via a centre console touch pad. In addition, it came with an (LED) ambient lighting system throughout the cabin with up to ten “colour world” selections that were super cool. In fact, all lighting in my A250 was the LED type, including the headlights. On the utility side, the A250 offers a very respectable 370 litres of cargo space that can be expanded to 1,210 litres when the rear seats are folded. The expanded cargo area has a level floor with a sturdy cover over the spare wheel. Occupants of the front seats have a surprisingly generous amount of headroom despite the panoramic roof. Life is more constrained in the rear seats, yet they still provide useable space for two adults.

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A pair of shift paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed DCT transmission with just a flick of your fingers.

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ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions.

The A250 may not be the hottest hatch on the market, but it can dart to 100km/h in about six seconds, so it’s certainly no slouch. Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine that can produce 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and it’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. A super-hot (300+ hp) version of “Hatch,” from the AMG division and called the A35, should arrive here in early 2020, if there’s a greater need for speed. The 4Matic all-wheel system is another standard feature on A250, in Canada. It’s a fully variable torque distribution system that provides sportier drive characteristics when

a driver selects the “dynamic” drive mode, and includes power take-off to the rear axle. On the safety front, A250 also has the very latest driving assistance system from Mercedes called Active Brake Assist. It’s designed to prevent or mitigate the consequences of a rear-end collision with another vehicle or an impact with crossing pedestrians or cyclists, by providing advance warning and automatic braking. As they say, really good stuff can come in small packages. And that certainly holds true for the Mercedes-Benz A250 4Matic Hatch.

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Mercedes-Benz introduced the first generation A-Class back in 1997. Affectionately known as the “Baby-Benz,” this fourth generation car is the very first edition offered for sale in Canada.

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Is someone who possesses a combination of great style, intelligence and charm. And coincidentally, it’s also an accurate description of the MercedesBenz A250 4Matic Hatch.

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// ART & DESIGN // Anna Cipollone is a writer and editor based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in magazines like Chatelaine, Canada’s 100 Best, Festival Style, Yoga Journal and FASHION, with topics focused on style, design, yoga, arts and culture. She splits her time between Roncesvalles and the Kawarthas. Anna Cipollone

In Conversation with Winnie Truong

Winnie Truong’s large-scale drawings are highly conceptual, imbued with both sensual and strange elements, and charged with emotion. Channelling a surreal world, Truong’s work is playful yet powerful – meticulous, layered and laboured over until she deems the energy just so. What began as a series of entangled, furry, distinctly female figures has evolved into paper-cut sculptures suspended in ripe, botanical gardens, and now in movement through stop-motion film loops. The Toronto-based artist’s most recent show, Supernatural, at Ottawa’s artist-run contemporary art gallery, SAW, featured a survey of different bodies of work – from line drawing to animation and installation – all of them showcasing Truong’s ability to push the possibilities of scale.

Winnie Truong work is playful yet powerful – meticulous, layered and laboured cut-outs create her signature pieces.

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What spoke to you about this medium? Drawing isn’t really a stream that’s explicitly focused on in any sort of art education, so I’m fascinated with the medium and its potential to come from a place that is outside of that western art canon – I can create these things that are unburdened by that history, in a way.

How has becoming a mother changed your creative process? Some of the work has transitioned into cut paper figures; it’s about these women who are birthing their own environments, and bursting with botanical elements. So I think in a way it’s been a metaphor for my experience.

What led you toward sculptural work? I want to create more immersive spaces; my work is about pushing the boundaries of paper and drawing as a medium and seeing its possibilities beyond the static image. What was intended as more standing sculptures actually became these collages that really play with light and shadow. This work could exist in so many different formations as I’m laying down the paper cut pieces and weaving them in and out of different compositions, and that’s why the work has also transitioned into animation as of recently. A lot of these movements were just asking to be captured in these short little looping animations. > Many Hands Keep it Together and Pull it Apart, chalk pastel and coloured pencil.

What is it about hair that attracted you to that subject matter? We all deal with it in some capacity, which is a great basis to have all these conversations about gender construction and society’s code of use about femininity. The hair is less accoutrement; it’s this beautiful, refined thing when coifed but it also has this abject quality. Especially when it comes out in the “wrong places” on the female form. A lot of the work is about reversing the gaze with these women – creatures – in various poses but turned away from the viewer. We’re re-confronting the body through this more empowered stance.

What is the process like for you? It became the crux of my practice to create something that is monumental and also fragile on this really thin, paper substrate, especially with the tools of coloured pencil speaking to nostalgia. The process starts with a chalk pastel base that’s like an under painting and then it’s just built up line work and this obsessive mark making. It’s a lot of compounded lines with different colour vibrations. Every strand that I’m creating on the page is a direct movement of the pencil. And just like you would coif or “do” hair, there’s a lot of jugging and minor preening involved as well.

Belle Nacre, chalk pastel and coloured pencil 50” x 46”

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Pintucked 2018, coloured pencils, chalk pastel and cut paper collage 59.5” x 50” Photo by: Tyler Webb

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Supernatural, installation view of exhibit at SAW Gallery (flower cut outs on walls.) Photo by: Justin Wannacott

How do you cope with creative blocks? For me, it’s been about switching up the routine. I think that’s why artist residencies have been so fruitful for me. When that energy runs out of a particular idea, working in different studios, environments, or amongst other artists, has been a very moving experience. Those are the experiences that really come back into the studio the most and re-invigorate my thoughts and ideas. My residency at the Doris McCarthy Fool’s Paradise in 2016 was a real catalyst for the new work.

What is the intention behind your work?

Moth and Mother 2018, coloured pencils and cut paper collage 19.5” x 19.5”

There are these narratives culled from female experience within my work, taken through the surreal or abstract view. But there is the impetus to create works that generate conversations about our own heavily coded ideas of women in the world.

Winnie Truong

winnietruong.com @winnietron

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Michele Viner

Michele Viner is a Toronto writer who writes about people’s lives and believes we all have a story to tell. She is also an advocate for mental health and wellness.

Carley’s Angels:

The Hospital for Sick Children’s first psychosocial oncology fellowship program

Carley’s Angels announces their funding of the SickKids Psychosocial Oncology Program with a 2-year, $150,000 gift.

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ichael Friedman was 16 years old in 2012, when he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of cancer that forms in soft tissue. From the beginning, Michael took his diagnosis in stride and began a 198-day treatment plan at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Initially, treatment went well for Michael and he even managed to continue his grade 12 studies. Then, half way through his seven-month course of chemo, things changed. Michael’s resolve began to wane as he experienced physical symptoms that affected his mental health. “I had an amazing team of nurses, oncologists, and physicians, and the physical effects of my cancer journey were successful,” he says; but he felt he could have used more support for “my emotional and mental health.”

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In 2019, Carley’s Angels partnered with SickKids Foundation to fund the first Psychosocial Oncology Fellowship of its kind at the hospital. In her capacity as Fellow, social worker Shawna Markowitz assesses and monitors children’s academic, emotional, spiritual and practical needs, and offers care through counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation strategies, parent education and mindfulness. Forty percent of her time is spent on research, program development and delivery, as she works to better understand the gaps in patient care and how best to address them. Shawna is part of a larger team of allied health professionals who contribute to the interdisciplinary care that patients

Carley Elle Allison modeling for her headshots at a photoshoot c 2012.

That experience would be shared by 17-year-old Carley Elle Allison and her family when Carley was diagnosed in 2013 with clear-cell sarcoma of the trachea, an extremely rare cancer. Like Michael, she began her battle with incredible grace and strength. But then, explains Riley Allison, Carley’s older sister, “it becomes about chemo, radiation and surgery, and unfortunately daily methods of self-care go out the window. We wanted Carley’s journey to be different.” Carley and her family explored nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness practices to help maintain Carley’s mental health and overall wellness. Despite a valiant battle, that journey would come to an end when Carley passed away on March 31, 2015. “My sister was an incredible person whose story inspires so many people. Her motto was to always smile, and to never lose hope. Carley was open about her cancer experience and shared her story with others. When she passed away, we knew we wanted her story to continue.” So, Carley’s Angels was formed, with Riley as Executive Director. Since 2015, the organization has worked to raise funds to fulfill their mission to unite traditional methods and holistic treatments, in hospitals, and to support a whole-person approach to cancer care.

Carley at her “Head Shaving Party” living life to the fullest and practicing her skating moves in spring 2013.

and families receive at SickKids. These include child life specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, chaplains, oncologists, and resource navigation. The program is proving a success and Carley’s Angels says that working with SickKids is like a breath of fresh air, describing them as innovative and excited to participate. Carley’s Angels plan to continue to reach out to more hospitals. “As someone who experienced cancer first hand, this program is something I fully support,” says Michael, whose cancer has been in remission since his treatment ended seven years ago. “Early recognition of mental health and wellness issues, by a professional, will complement a patient’s traditional treatment and offer tremendous support.” For more information about the foundation, please visit: www.carleysangels.ca

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Q&A

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Sherry Holmes living by the motto to always “Make It Right.”

You are such a great role model for women in the skilled trades industry. What do you want people to know about a career in the trades? I want the next generation to stay open-minded and just go for it! It’s a fun, lucrative and rewarding career. We need more skilled trades workers, so there will always be work for you. You never know what you’ll be amazing at until you give it a try!

Congratulations on having a daughter! What is one thing about motherhood you’ve learned that you didn’t know before? Thank you! The entire experience has been so surreal. I never really considered having a family before. The time just seems to fly by! Honestly, I’ve learned SO much! I didn’t realize all the work it takes to be the best parent I can possibly be. As hard as it is, I now know that I can still be a great mom, and balance both my career and a little time for myself. I think it’s so important to make sure to focus on myself at least a little bit. That way, I can be in a better state of mind to be there for my daughter, Cali, and provide her with whatever she needs.

You have such a hectic schedule between shooting TV shows like CTV Life Channel’s Holmes 911, CTV’s upcoming Holmes Family Rescue, appearing at speaking engagements around North America, and raising a baby. How do you manage to juggle everything and what would your advice be to others trying to strike a balance between work and home life? It’s been tough trying to find the right balance that works for my family and me. Sometimes I make mistakes, and that’s okay. If I forget to respond to an email or I forget to pack Cali’s favourite toy, I forgive myself because nobody’s perfect! It takes time to sort it all out. I am tired and some days I can be a little more irritable than others, but it’s all worth it at the end of the day. The biggest thing I can say to other working/busy moms out there is have patience with yourself, and you CAN do it! It might seem daunting now, but it gets easier as time goes on.

There were young female apprentices brought out to help on Holmes 911. Did you feel you were a mentor to them? We brought two amazing women to help out while I was pregnant and therefore away from the tools for safety reasons. It was so great to have women with us and I encourage more women to join the work site! I don’t know if I would say that I felt like a “mentor,” but I certainly felt like a support to them on site. I remember when I was a young woman starting out, I was terrified to be the only female on site. But once I saw another woman around, I immediately felt more confident, so it definitely helps to have that kind of kinship.

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I do feel like more and more women are starting to get involved in the trades, which makes me so happy. It’s becoming more and more acceptable and ladies are just going for it! I love to see that happening and hope it keeps up.

What do you hope to teach your daughter regarding career choices and gender stereotypes? I want to teach her never to succumb to stereotypes and that she can do whatever she wants regardless of her gender. I want to encourage her to try everything and stay open-minded when it comes to her career. I’m going to reinforce to her that she’ll be great at anything she puts her mind to and that I’ll be there to support her no matter what.

What do you hope to accomplish in the coming years, both careerwise and personally? Good question! In my career, I want to continue pushing myself. There are some things I find harder than others and I want to focus on those and work past my own insecurities.

As long as I’m trying my best, it doesn’t matter if I make mistakes or have to ask for help.

What excites you most about your work? What excites me most about my work is that I get to learn something new every day. I find my work challenging and fun and I look forward to trying different and new things. That, and we get to work with some truly amazing and deserving families. There is nothing quite like the feeling of helping someone out who really deserves it.

You work alongside your father Mike and brother Mike Jr. every day. Does working with family present any challenges you didn’t expect? And what do you love most about it? Of course! Working with those two can sometimes be difficult. The main challenge I find is trying not to bring work home with me. When family spends time together, it’s to connect and have fun, not to run through your next work day. But, we do have a great time together on site. Some days we can argue and disagree, like anyone, but we learn from one another and it’s just a really fun atmosphere!

How do you feel about working in a male-dominated field? Do you feel that female representation in the skilled trades has increased since you began your career? At the beginning, I was afraid; I didn’t want to be embarrassed at all. It took time for me to understand that I will never know everything, and as long as I’m trying my best, it doesn’t matter if I make mistakes or have to ask for help.

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Two Fold Interiors

Creates a luxurious refuge for this palatial master retreat BY ANNA CIPOLLONE PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIZELLE GRIARTE

Taking a classic approach to modern design, Two Fold Interiors provides turnkey solutions uniquely tailored to the client’s project. With their creative concepts for small to large scale projects, Carrie and Veronica bring vast design knowledge with an unparalleled attention to detail, and a timeless but modern vision.

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he partners of Two Fold Interiors, Carrie Stinson and Veronica Martin, describe their aesthetic as a classic approach to modern design. Their firm focuses on custom newbuilds and large-scale renovations. The pair spent the first decade of their careers working on hospitality interiors, creating exquisite spaces for the likes of the Four Seasons and Rosewood Hotels, before moving toward residential and commercial design projects and launching Two Fold Interiors. Together, their sophisticated method of solving design conundrums is inspired by their shared ethos to create functional and visually pleasing homes that are personalized for their clients. This renovation in Toronto’s Cedarvale neighbourhood transformed a bedroom and ensuite bath into a soothing space in which the owners could unwind. “Our clients wanted to reflect a five-star hotel feel in their new master bedroom, closets, and ensuite,” says partner Veronica Martin. The clients – two busy professionals working shift schedules – needed a calming refuge to return to at the end of the day. With their opposing schedules, it was essential for them not to disturb one another when getting ready in the early morning or arriving home late at night.

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Carrie Stinson and Veronica Martin of Two Fold Interiors put the final touches on the Cedarvale Master Retreat.

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Before images of the understated master retreat.

Some initial hurdles hinged on the re-design of the entire floor plan; the original layout had been an ensuite conversion whereas the new master suite was in need of an updated, thoughtful layout to make it feel spacious and elegant. And with clients who were steadfast in their decision-making, the construction process ran smoothly. “Our clients really trusted our vision and gave us space to develop and execute the design,” says Martin, noting that it’s always been important for the partners to have an in-depth understanding of the homeowner’s desires in order to craft an end product that will satisfy their needs. “We have worked on a number of Toronto’s older Victorian homes – they usually provide us with structural or electrical surprises during the demo phase of construction,” says Martin. This home was built in the 1960s, so it was fortunate that nothing popped up that would interfere with the intended design. A lavishly upholstered bed is layered with textures while the custom built-in provides open and closed storage. Opting for the neutrality of greyscale, the minimal use of colour makes the impact of the bright yellow accents all the greater, mimicking the delicate bronze consistent throughout the bathroom fixtures.

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The ensuite’s vanity is the indisputable showstopper with its warm wood base, oversized double mirrors, and the largescale light fixtures above. “In our studio, we speak a lot about picking our visual moments to showcase design,” says Martin, “and this vanity is a good example of it.” The rest of the bathroom was kept quiet by repeating the same stone on the walls as the floor, she says, to create a warm white box for the vanity to become the focal point of the space. Echoing its truly modern motif, the eye is drawn upward by geometric domes and globe fixtures prominently displayed against the open hallway of white shiplap and wellsituated skylights. Creating tailored spaces that truly reflect the homeowners is at the core of this partnership. “Interior design is such a personal service,” says Martin, “the relationship we build with our clients is often our favourite part of any project.”

Location: 116 Wright Ave, Toronto, Ontario www.twofoldinteriors.com

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Toronto is Canada’s largest and most diverse city. More than half

Toronto’s many galleries and museums, especially

of the residents who call Toronto home have roots in another

The AGO and The ROM, are renowned for their stunning

country, and almost 200 different languages are spoken here.

architectural presence – and for how long guests want to

The result is a vibrant and dynamic culture in business, arts,

spend inside. Residents and visitors enjoy world-class theatre

sports and education. The city’s skyline is famous for the CN

and concerts, and crowds fill the Scotiabank Arena, Rogers

Tower, now the world’s third tallest tower and the highest

Centre and BMO Field to cheer on their favourite local and

outdoor walk on a building. The glass-floor observation deck

international teams. The city’s downtown core boasts everything

offers visitors stunning 360-degree views of the city, Lake

from distinctive boutique experiences to trendy fashions, and

Ontario and the Toronto Islands. But back on the ground

a dazzling assortment of traditional and innovative restaurants.

Toronto is known as the city of neighbourhoods, like lakefront

Throughout the urban centre, tree-lined streets, expansive parks

Beaches, historic Chinatown and Little Italy. Year-round festivals

and green ravines are enjoyed year-round for morning runs,

celebrate the city’s diversity and hospitality.

leisurely strolls and family outings.

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$18,000,000

TORONTO’S FINEST RESIDENTIAL FAMILY RESORT Toronto, Ontario

Poised majestically on an estate sized lot, this home radiates sophistication, and the perfection of great design. The genius and skill of JF Brennen Custom Homes, is the fondation of this remarkable residence, creating one of the finest bespoke properties in Canada. The great volume of space is accentuated by the superb craftsmanship, impeccable style and the finest materials. A great architectural ambition is achieved, yet the home embraces you with a warmth that is comfortable and welcoming. The glorious principal rooms are a study in perfection and will be your stage for the most wonderful and unforgettable entertaining. The dining room accommodates dinners in both a stately fashion as well as the most warm and memorable family events. The reception rooms are fitted with the most luxurious detail, nothing has been overlooked. But more than this, this home is truly the quintessential family resort. The kitchen family room will be an oasis as the sun welcomes you to your new day. The media room with its glassed walled wine cellar and bar is perfectly situated overlooking the glass enclosed indoor pool. The wondrous and dream like pool spills out to luscious gardens, stone terraces, loggia with fireplace, and tennis court. This home is sheer perfection in Forest Hill.

Jimmy Molloy, SALES REPRESENTATIVE Office: 416 925 9191 JimmyMolloy@rogers.com www.JimmyMolloy.com *SALES REPRESENTATIVE **BROKER

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EXCLUSIVE IN SOUTH FOREST HILL OVERLOOKING UCC, 88 KILBARRY ROAD

$4,000,000

Toronto, Ontario

Rare opportunity to build your dream home in Prestigious South Forest Hill! Steps to Two of Toronto’s Top Private Schools, Upper Canada College and Bishop Strachan School. A short walk to Forest Hill Village, Shops, Parks and Ravines, and The Beltline Trail. Easy access to transit, both bus and subway, and the soon to be completed LRT. Attention Builders, Renovators and Buyers! Bright, South Facing, 56’ X 150’ lot, with a lovely unobstructed view of UCC. The perfect location to build a home customized to your specifications. Existing home is bright and open, with a classic midcentury charm, and beautiful, large, private garden.

Nancy Glassco* Office: 416 925 9191 Direct: 647 280 7515 nancyglassco@chestnutpark.com

$6,295,000

$5,880,000

THIS LANDMARK APPEARS ONCE EVERY GENERATION!

STUNNING TERRACED RAVINE PROPERTY

Iconic turret on Glengrove Ave. Stunning restoration of the main house with 11 ft ceilings, 5 bedrms, south facing addition w/modern open concept kitchen overlooking private garden & coach house. Lg (60’ x 165’) property also enjoys a stunning rebuilt 2-storey coach house w/new steel supports, concrete foundations, heating & cooling + large 3 pc bath. Artist studio, gym, office, yoga centre. The possibilities are endless for the amazing open space on the 2nd fl. Close to best schools in the city, steps to TTC & Yonge Street shops.

Extraordinary country-like setting yet minutes to Yorkville’s finest shops & restaurants. Also minutes to Forest Hill Village’s shops, cities’ best schools including BSS & UCC, as well as TTC, local parks & ravine walks. Seamless entertaining flow from principal rooms to family rm to the Scavolini kitchen. 5 bdrms. Master enjoys spa-like ensuite, his & her closets and overlooks ravine setting. Professionally landscaped front & back w/multiple entertaining areas. Generator. 2 garages.

Toronto, Ontario

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Toronto, Ontario

Eileen Farrow* Office: 416 925 9191 Direct: 416 275 1215 eileenfarrow@chestnutpark.com

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$3,900,000

SUMMERHILL VIEWS - MUST BE SEEN TO APPRECIATE

FABULOUS HOME IN POPULAR “SOUTH HILL”

Summerhill’s finest! This perfectly set back renovated home is perched on an expansive 50 By 176.5 foot lot with a 5-6 car private drive. 3+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, with sunny south-facing terraces to enjoy the awe-inspiring vistas. This home is perfect for families, empty nesters, and those looking for a rare piece of land. Walk to Yonge and St. Clair, Rosedale, and Yorkville. Toronto’s finest schools all within minutes. Experience the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Stunning 3+2 bedroom home welcoming families looking to locate in the sought after “South Hill” district. Glorious spaces on beautifully private 53ft South facing lot. Over 6000sqft of sun-filled rooms, a chef’s kitchen with solarium and glorious principal rooms are perfect for entertaining and family living! This family home has a built-in 2 car garage and a private drive. Walking distance to: The York School, UCC, BSS, St. Mike’s, De La Salle, The Mabin School and Brown P.S. Absolutely a Gem!

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Janice Rennie*, Julie Rennie*, Katie Rennie*

Jonathan Ferrier* Direct: 416 567 0907 info@jonathanferrier.com

Office: 416 925 9191 info@rennieteam.com www.rennieteam.com

HOGG’S HOLLOW GEORGIAN

$3,900,000

Toronto, Ontario

$3,495,000

Wonderful 4 bedroom home situated on private 60’ x 162’ lot. Main floor family room with walkout, and den. Fabulous new gourmet kitchen. Large master suite. Lower level has nanny’s quarters, excellent recreation area, and opens to pool and patios. Walk to subway.

Barb Temple* Office: 416 925 9191

Toronto, Ontario

Beautiful south/east/ west facing 2300 Sq. Ft, 2 bedroom and den in 61 St Clair West. Large open living/ dining room opens to 2 large balconies. Eat-in kitchen with walkout. Fabulous master suite, 3 bathrooms. Ensuite laundry. Parking & locker. Walk to restaurants, shopping, subway.

Barb Temple* Office: 416 925 9191

barbtemple@chestnutpark.com

$3,475,000

GRANITE PLACE - SOUTH EAST FACING

barbtemple@chestnutpark.com

FOR NATURE LOVING URBAN DWELLERS CHEDINGTON PLACE

$1,995,000

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Elegant 3370 sq.ft corner suite with expansive views overlooking beautiful ravine. 2 bedrooms and library, kitchen with breakfast / family area, spacious dining room, 2 terraces, private elevator, 2 parking. Minutes To Crescent And Toronto French School. Granite and Rosedale Golf Clubs

Barb Temple* Office: 416 925 9191 barbtemple@chestnutpark.com Sarah Giacomelli* Office: 416 925 9191 sgiacomelli@chestnutpark.com

FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE QUALITY AND SPACE Renovated 2 story complete with family room, 4 bathrooms and attention to detail throughout. Enjoy the wall-to-wall windows in the family room overlooking the back garden. Perfect for entertaining, gourmet kitchen, 2 cosy gas fireplaces, conveniently located in Davisville Village.

Dawna Satov* Direct: 416 727 2273 dawna@dawnasatov.com

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A LIMITED EDITION RED & WHITE MONOGRAM MALLE COURRIER 90 TRUNK WITH SILVER HARDWARE BY SUPREME, LOUIS VUITTON, 2019 Estimate: £40,000-60,000

HANDBAGS & ACCESSORIES

London, 16 June 2020 VIEWING

12-16 June 8 King Street London SW1Y 6QT CONTACT

Rachel Koffsky rkoffsky@christies.com +44 207 752 3164

Lucile Andreani landreani@christies.com +33 1 40 76 72 49

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Collingwood beautiful scenery includes pastoral farmlands that roll off into the distance. Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, its waterfront provides endless opportunities.

The Blue Mountains scenic area offers an abundance of recreational activities for all four seasons, most notably winter. The Village at Blue Mountain has an array of boutiques and stores all within walking distance of the largest ski resort in Ontario.

Creemore/Clearview’s scenery is one of its great natural attractions

- you’ll see beautiful landscapes, including pastoral farmlands rolling off into the distance. Creemore has a vibrant small-business community and is a wonderful location for anyone looking to shop, dine and explore.

Mulmur Township is considered a wee bit of heaven that straddles the famous Niagara Escarpment. Descending into gently rolling farmlands and rural areas, it has become a preferred area for weekend country retreats as well as a home to a great many commuters.

Wasaga Beach is situated along the largest freshwater archipelago

in the world, and is a popular summer tourist destination. Enjoy the many trails for hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Swim in warm waters and admire the panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment.

Thornbury boasts an entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and well. Located between Collingwood and Meaford, over the years this quaint town has been home to a wide spectrum of businesses. Bruce Street is active with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and artisans. Beaver Valley/Grey Highlands provides four seasons of relaxation, excitement and recreation in the unspoiled countryside. The valley is well known for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Beaver Valley Ski Club operates as a private ski club just south of the town of Kimberly.

Meaford is a four-season destination that has it all. The quaint and charming historic downtown district offers live theatre and concerts, fesh local food, unique shopping, nature at your doorstep, a beautiful harbour and so much more.

Wiarton is located at the western end of the scenic shores of Colpoys Bay, an inlet off Georgian Bay on the Bruce Peninsula. Defined by the rugged limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, Wiarton is known for the Wiarton Willie Festival, in February each year. Owen Sound is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. A true gateway, enjoy the waterfront trail system, farmer’s market and, in the winter, access thousands of snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing areas and downhill skiing clubs.

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TOBERMORY LAKE ESTATE

$4,200,000

Tobermory, Ontario

The Tobermory Lake Estate property is being introduced to the MLS® market after 36 years. The Estate consists of 250 acres of land and includes a 45 acre Lake. Property offers a modern main residence, a separate studio and separate garage. Potential resort or spa development, endless possibilities.

Gary Taylor* Direct: 519 378 4663 gary@garytaylor.ca

NEW HOME ON THE ESCARPMENT

$1,799,000

The Blue Mountains, Ontario

Ideal for the active family who enjoy skiing, biking, hiking & boating close by. Large windows for natural light, open concept, 5 Bdrm & 4 Bath Home with 3,828 sq. ft. including a finished basement. Located in nature & close proximity to Georgian Peaks & The Georgian Bay Club. MLS®237900

SIMPLY SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT HOME ON GEORGIAN BAY! Grey Bruce/Owen Sound, Ontario

Located in one of the most prestigious locations on Georgian Bay, this custom 4 season 5 bedroom, 4 bath home has almost 6,000 sq.ft. Main floor open concept living area with wood burning fireplace & designer kitchen. Spacious master bedroom with direct access to the 60’ deck overlooking the water. Fully finished lower level includes a large family room with walkout, an exercise room, den & office. Enjoy the custom salt-water pool & watch the sun set over Georgian Bay!

Dave Moyer*

Barb Picot* Direct: 705 444 3452 picot@rogers.com Ron Picot* Direct: 705 446 8580 rpicot@rogers.com

Direct: 519 379 1996 davemoyer@chestnutpark.com

SUPREME SUNSET BOULEVARD

$1,495,000

South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

VIEWS THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

$1,090,000

Collingwood, Ontario

Fabulous waterfront residence. The 3815 sq ft home offers 5 bdrms, 4.5 baths and an open floor plan. Features include main floor master with 4 pc ensuite, 3 season sunroom with decks on 2 sides, 2 bdrms with ensuites on 2nd level, and lower level family room with walkout. Waterfront with 2 storey boathouse + more!

Lighthouse Point Waterfront! Renovated, 2nd floor condo with appealing neutral décor. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths including an oversized private garage. This magnificent 1,452 sq. ft. condo has front row views of Georgian Bay & the Lighthouse from the large, covered 16’x11’ deck. MLS®239382

Gary Taylor* Direct: 519 378 4663 gary@garytaylor.ca

$699,000

Barb Picot* Direct: 705 444 3452 picot@rogers.com Ron Picot* Direct: 705 446 8580 rpicot@rogers.com

GEORGIAN BAY WATERFRONT

Grey Bruce/Owen Sound, Ontario

$629,000

Wonderful Waterfront home or Cottage with spectacular views of Georgian Bay and the Islands from the north edge of the Bruce Peninsula. 4 bedroms, 2 baths, and large storage shed. This home has had many recent upgrades. Located close to Tobermory and all amenities. This one is a must see.

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SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT HOME Grey Bruce/Owen Sound, Ontario

Whether you are looking for a cottage or a year-round home, put this property on the list. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, spacious kitchen, vaulted ceilings, open loft space, large bright windows facing the water, attached garage, & lower level walkout to maximize the enjoyment of the waterfront.

Mark McDade* Direct: 519 387 7650 mcdaderealestate@outlook.com www.MarkMcDade.com

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Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse Casting light onto a Collingwood heritage landmark PHOTOS COURTESY OF NOTTAWASAGA LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse is iconic to Collingwood, an offshore sentinel that announced to all Collingwood’s status as a major port and shipbuilder. Long decommissioned, the lighthouse is now weathered and crumbling. What was once a vital beacon for shipping is now little more than a seasonal beacon for the gulls and cormorants that colonize the island each spring. >

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lans are afoot to restore the crumbling Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse.

Nottawasaga Lighthouse is a historically significant structure, one of six Imperial Towers erected in the 1850s to protect the growing fleet of commercial and passenger vessels travelling on Lake Huron,” explains Robert Square, vice-chair of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS), a charity founded to restore the structure. “It was important to the way of life here and deserves preservation. Collingwood would never have developed into a major port if not for the lighthouse.” Offshore lies a string of rocks and shoals known today as the Mary Ward Ledge after the luckless steamer that ran aground on them in 1882 with the loss of eight men. It was the threat presented by these rocks that provided the impetus for construction of a lighthouse on Nottawasaga Island.

Since the Department of Fisheries and Oceans banding project was completed in 2006, the lighthouse has remained firmly anchored on the shore of Nottawasaga Island.

The lighthouse is an impressive structure. Made from locally quarried stone, it measures 85 feet in height and has a wall thickness of nine feet at the base, tapering to two feet at the top. The interior column is a constant 10 feet in diameter despite the outside tapering. The ornate lantern room was imported from France. The light was staffed from 1858 until automation in 1959. Keepers lived on the island year-round and raised their families in the cottage adjacent to the tower.

The exterior of the structure is wrapped in a weather-resistant material that sheds rain, snow and other moisture thereby preventing further water penetration to the interior.

In 2003, the Nottawasaga Lighthouse was deemed redundant and decommissioned by the Canadian Coast Guard. “In the years after, the structure began to deteriorate rapidly, including the collapse of a portion of the exterior stonework after a lightning strike,” explains Square. “We’ve wrapped the tower to keep the elements out and ensure there is no further damage.” The NLPS is currently in the process of acquiring ownership of the lighthouse so that the estimated $2 million in repairs can begin, with an eventual eye to opening this landmark to the public. Until then, Nottawasaga Island Lighthouse will remain an atmospheric roost for seabirds.

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Location: 4-115 First St #553, Collingwood, Ontario

For more information to learn how you can help save this once proud structure for future generations to enjoy, visit: www.nlps.info

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Billy Bishop

Home and Museum BY ANDREW HIND PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BILLY BISHOP MUSEUM

Billy Bishop, WW1 Canadian flying ace, was born and raised in this Victorian red-brick home, now a museum and national historic site in Owen Sound.

The Billy Bishop Home & Museum, built in 1884, is a beautiful Victorian house in the heart of Owen Sound. It is the boyhood home of Air Marshal William Avery “Billy” Bishop VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED.

B

illy Bishop, the most famous of hundreds of thousands of young Canadian men who served during the First World War, was a Victoria Cross recipient and Canada’s top flying ace of that war.

William Avery (Billy) Bishop Jr. was born in Owen Sound in 1894 and grew up in a comfortable home at 948 3rd Avenue West, built by his father in 1884. Bishop was fascinated with flying from his earliest years. As a boy, he made a flying machine from a crate and bed sheets, which he launched from the roof of the family home only to land in his mother’s rose bushes. This home is now a museum and national historic site in Owen Sound. Climb the steps of this beautiful, Victorian, red-brick home and step back in time to explore the lives of the Bishop family members and rediscover the man behind the legend. As well as their focus on Billy Bishop, the museum also serves to honour the wartime contributions of the many service men and women from Owen Sound and region.

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Billy Bishop, Canada’s top flying ace of WW1.

Antique furniture collected by Billy and his wife Margaret, during their years living in Britain; this is Billy Bishop’s personal desk used in his home office.

Inside the museum you’ll see the antique desk Bishop worked at as Air Marshal during World War Two, and the uniform he wore at the time. There’s a bookcase with school books used by a young Billy and his sister, Louisa, a Royal Military College Yearbook with Billy’s picture and biography, and a share in the Bishop-Barker Aeroplane Company, the first (though short-lived) civil airline in Canada which Bishop founded with fellow Canadian ace, Billy Barker. The Billy Bishop Home and Museum engages the community through a variety of seasonal programs and events. Highlights of the year include Billy’s Birthday celebrations on February 8th; Victorian teas where you can experience the elegance and refinement of social gatherings of the day; and a Victorian Christmas with all the nostalgic charm of a 19th century yuletide celebration. The Billy Bishop Home and Museum is one of Owen Sound’s most popular attractions. The museum will be temporarily closed for upgrades during March, 2020. Major renovations to the front entryway, gift shop and dining room will make these spaces brighter. Check their website for re-opening dates.

Jacket and other personal effects of Air Marshal William Avery “Billy” Bishop.

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Location: 948 3rd Avenue West, Owen Sound, Ontario www.billybishop.org

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5 Reasons

Life is good in Collingwood Collingwood residents have a secret that’s slowly getting out: this town of 22,000 is one of the most appealing communities in Ontario within which to live and do business. Much more than just a seasonal destination, a place for skiing powdery slopes in the winter and boating and swimming in the summer, families are moving to Collingwood for year-round advantages.

Collingwood By Numbers

A growing community of 22,000 people // Median household income of $64,369 (as of 2016) // Population density of only 645.1/km2 (compared to Toronto’s 4,150/km2) // 5 major trails // 7 private and public golf courses with options for all skill levels // Less than 10 minutes to the ski slopes of Blue Mountain // 4 full-service marinas WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM // CH E S T N U T PA R K R E A L E S TAT E L I M I T ED, BR O K ER AGE // WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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Natural Beauty

Collingwood overlooks the expansive blue waters of Nottawasaga Bay with the picturesque Blue Mountains of the Niagara escarpment (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve) as a backdrop. Walkable forests, sparkling rivers, golden beaches and rolling hills—these varied landscapes are just minutes from downtown Collingwood.

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Lower Housing Prices and Property Taxes

Collingwood offers welcome relief for those who aren’t willing to pay big-city prices. Reasonablypriced homes serve to attract an increasing number of new residents to the area. As well as more affordable housing, lower property taxes make Collingwood appealing especially to young families and retirees.

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Small Town Charm, Big City Amenities

The town’s strong historical past is characterized by numerous heritage buildings in the downtown core and along the waterfront. The seeminglyendless recreational activities that have long appealed to tourists are here to be enjoyed by residents as well. Collingwood is a four-season mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. For those who like to hit the links there are seven public and private golf courses. And who doesn’t enjoy an afternoon at a spa?

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Arts & Culture

Collingwood has several art galleries and museums, art programmes for kids, and live theatre and music throughout the year. Trendy culinary experiences, craft breweries, chic boutiques and seasonal festivals are all here in Collingwood. In the summer, bring your sweetheart and a blanket to sit under the stars at the Shipyards Amphitheatre for their free outdoor classic movie series.

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Work/Life Balance

A beautiful, natural setting, and affordable housing in a charming town with all the perks of a big city, combine to offer the residents of Collingwood an extraordinary work/life balance opportunity. The thriving economy and job market here attract a mix of professionals, young families, and retirees. In the summer, residents and visitors flock to the azure waters of Georgian Bay for swimming and boating while the forested hills are a favourite with hikers, cyclists and campers. When the snow falls, bundle up and enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing, or head to nearby Blue Mountain for the finest downhill skiing in Ontario.

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Muskoka, synonymous with cottage country, is a household name

maintaining everyone’s privacy and sense of open space.

in North America. Situated around three large lakes (Muskoka,

The Muskoka region is known for its exceptional dining,

Joseph, and Rosseau), the Muskoka region was once dubbed the

trendy shops, craft beer scene, and contemporary art

‘Malibu of the North’ by The New Yorker, because of the number

galleries and museums. Kids can choose from a variety of

of celebrity estates in the area. Beautiful homes and seasonal

exciting summer camp programs and families can join in the

cottages offer breathtaking views of the lakes and constellation

year-round cultural festivals.

of private islands. From the haunting call of the loon to the variety of trees and The number of local residents more than doubles in the

vegetation local to the region, Muskoka is a nature lover’s

summer when 100,000 seasonal residents join the 60,000 lucky

paradise. Whether you’re a serious kayaker or it’s your first time

permanent residents of the Muskoka region. But sprawling

trying to figure out how to sit in a canoe, you can revel in hours

tree-covered properties and the vastness of the granite-carved

of scenic adventure. From hiking to boat cruises, there are many

area means that Muskoka can easily accommodate visitors while

ways to appreciate the grandeur of Muskoka.

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$2,395,000

SKELETON LAKE PRIVACY, 3.58 AC & 491 FT Muskoka, Ontario

Spectacular Lakehouse on sought-after Skeleton Lake with stunning long lake views that are sure to please. Six thousand++ square feet of luxurious living with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in the main building, plus 2 more bedrooms and 1 bath above the 2-slip 2-storey boathouse. Spacious enough to share with all of your family & friends, yet intimate enough for two to enjoy as a year round home or 4-season cottage. Cozy up to sensational river rock fireplaces in both the great room & family room. And I just dare you to try and get any work done with those amazing views to distract you in the office! Instead you’ll find yourself drawn outside to the ample decks surrounded by the privacy, peace & solitude of this magnificent setting. Come see. Come sighhhh. But do it soon!

Maggie Tomlinson, ASA, ABR, SRS, CSA, BROKER

Accredited Senior Agent, Accredited Buyer’s Representative Seller Representative Specialist, Certified Staging Advocate Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text) TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // MUSKOK A // $3,850,000

$2,779,000

NORTHERN LAKE JOSEPH

SOUTH LAKE JOSEPH DREAM COTTAGE ON 1.32 ACRES

All day sun & glorious sunsets adorn the spring fed waters of Lake Joseph. 4 acres of rock & pine with 285’ of private shoreline. It is here you will find a custom built 3 bed cottage of the highest degree of masterful design, carpentry & attention to detail. Features include a 20’ Rumford fireplace, hand forged lighting, reclaimed hemlock flooring & custom windows to name a few of the features. Boathouse post & beam work, and attention to detail are incredible.

Prime south Lake Joseph location. 5 bedroom Lakehouse offers over 3,000 sq.ft. of luxurious living space. Ideal for year round Muskoka lifestyle or 4-season cottaging. 2 stone fireplaces, beautiful kitchen, large dining room & spacious screened Muskoka room. Lower walk-out to level waterfront with 820 sq.ft. dock for all day fun in the sun. Furnished and turn-key ready so you can start enjoying this right away. Call Maggie today for more info.

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Dan Imrie* Direct: 705 644 2475 dan@imuskoka.com Ben Imrie* Direct: 705 706 2099 ben@imuskoka.com

$2,595,000

Maggie Tomlinson**, ASA, ABR, SRS, CSA

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text) TeesRus@Muskoka.com www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

$1,895,000

SOLD

90 MINUTES FROM TORONTO

LAKE MUSKOKA PRIVACY & SUNSETS

Walk into this 4 bedroom cottage and instantly view the wall of windows overlooking the breathtaking vistas. High end finishes include a large gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceilings, Muskoka stone fireplace a Muskoka room and more. Gloucester Pool is a controlled waterway with little water level variation, and only 1 lock from Georgian Bay for even bigger boating. 90 minutes from Toronto, and 5 from the highway, access is very quick and easy. 15 minutes to golf & Skiing.

Extremely rare offering of 2 self-contained cottages and a 2-storey Boathouse - upper level offers living space & massive rooftop deck - lower level boasts 2 slips, separate workshop plus a spacious rec room that opens up to the waterfront decking.You will be WOW’d by the picture perfect, private setting w 202.99 feet of west facing shoreline & the most amazing sunsets. Level land is graced with a large sand beach & shallow gentle entry for the young & ‘young at heart’.

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Dan Imrie* Direct: 705 644 2475 dan@imuskoka.com Ben Imrie* Direct: 705 706 2099 ben@imuskoka.com

Maggie Tomlinson**, ASA, ABR, SRS, CSA

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text) TeesRus@Muskoka.com www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // MUSKOK A // $1,790,000

$1,399,000

LAKE MUSKOKA LIVING!

LAKE MUSKOKA WITH GRANDFATHERED 2 STOREY BOATHOUSE

This year-round Cedar Panabode home/cottage built in 2000 will knock your socks off! Meticulously maintained & designed for casual living and easy entertaining, the main cottage offers 3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, two fireplaces, an open concept design with vaulted & raised ceilings, a fully finished lower level with a butler’s kitchen & a walkout to a waterside entertainment area. Bonus - self-contained bunkie, lakehouse and garage complete this wonderful offering. Call now!

Prime location on Lake Muskoka off of the year round Acton Island Road. This level property features sand beach, protected open view and 4 aces of land to ensure privacy. The cottage features 3 bedrooms that are open concept that walks out to beautiful stone patios. Grandfathered 2 slip, 2 storey boathouse with living quarters above. This is the ideal property to use as is or to rebuild and make it your dream cottage.

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Cameron & Karen White* Direct: 705 645 7123

Dan Imrie* Direct: 705 644 2475 dan@imuskoka.com Ben Imrie* Direct: 705 706 2099 ben@imuskoka.com

cameronandkarenwhite@gmail.com

$1,399,000

$1,395,000

SOLD

EAST BAY LOCALE. LAKE MUSKOKA

COMPLETE PRIVACY AND SERENITY ON MARTINS LAKE

Enjoy sunsets and Muskoka memories at this excellent 4-season retreat or year round Lakehouse. Main floor offers 2BRs, living room w Muskoka stone f/p & a beautiful kitchen. Lower walk-out level offers finished rec room, 2 more BRs, laundry/additional sleeping room & a large Muskoka room w hot tub. Double slip boathouse, garage & 2 more bunkies complete this package. Turn-key & ready for immediate enjoyment. Don’t wait on this one - call Maggie today for info & viewing.

Amazing opportunity to own this property that features 1,100 feet of waterfront with over 36 acres of land. The privacy is even greater with the majority of the lake being Crown Land. The year round cottage has been built and awaits your finishing touches to complete this package.

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Maggie Tomlinson**, ASA, ABR, SRS, CSA

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text) TeesRus@Muskoka.com www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

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Dan Imrie* Direct: 705 644 2475 dan@imuskoka.com Ben Imrie* Direct: 705 706 2099 ben@imuskoka.com

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // MUSKOK A // $1,299,000

$1,299,000

STELLAR POINT OF LAND

LAKE MUSKOKA YEAR ROUND HOME/COTTAGE

This quintessential rock & pine point of land with 650 feet of clean water frontage will surpass your every expectation. Watch the reflection of the changing seasons over the tranquil waters of Brandy Lake, minutes from the Village and amenities of Port Carling. The existing four-bedroom cottage, is turnkey & fully furnished, with magnificent lake views from every room. Don’t miss out on this exceptional & rare offering. Call for a viewing and link to virtual 3D tour.

Only minutes to Gravenhurst amenities. Private setting w bonus of municipal water, sewer & natural gas. 3 bedroom bungalow w 2 baths & laundry. Amazing lake views from living room, dining room, kitchen & Muskoka room. Single boathouse w wide slip. Garage w workshop & 2nd floor guest suite w 3pc bath. Relax & enjoy year round living or 4-season cottaging, and maybe build your new dream cottage here one day. Call Maggie today for more details & appointment to view.

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Cameron & Karen White* Direct: 705 645 7123 cameronandkarenwhite@gmail.com

BEYOND EXTRAORDINARY!

$11,750,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Maggie Tomlinson**, ASA, ABR, SRS, CSA

Direct: 705 644 9283 (cell/text) TeesRus@Muskoka.com www.MuskokaCottageForSale.ca

LAKE MUSKOKA FAMILY PLAYGROUND

EXCLUSIVE

Muskoka, Ontario

The perfect private setting nestled in Muskoka’s ruggedness on Lake Joseph. Supreme privacy! Supreme finishes! Supreme view! YOU NEED TO BE HERE without a doubt. 400’ of shoreline, 3.7 acres, newly built garage w/ fitness center, and a stunning boathouse. Truly a property to be envious of.

Jim Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 7358 Iris Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 6367

Sandra Waldie* Direct: 705 646 4747 Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705 706 3350 waldie@sympatico.ca

GardinerTeam@gmail.com www.CottagesInMuskoka.com

ESCAPE THE “ORDINARY” TO “EXTRAORDINARY”!

$5,995,000

9 bdrm Est. w superb location near Port Carling with smashing Great Rooms, 3 Master Suites, Gym, Tennis Court. Luxe 2 Storey Boat house. Waterside spa- 10 out of 10.

LAKE MUSKOKA WHOLE ISLAND ESTATE

$5,450,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Embrace this unique, custom, contemporary cottage. Enjoying breathtaking views, streams of all-day sunshine from principal rooms and the unique boathouse. Beach, waterside sitting area, fabulous Muskoka room, 5 bedrooms and so much more complete the picture. You want this cottage!

Jim Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 7358 Iris Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 6367

GardinerTeam@gmail.com www.CottagesInMuskoka.com

Magical 4.4 Acres with Stone and Wood Mansion, Antique Boat Collectors Boat house suited above + Guest Res. Famed Beaumaris Family Compound Jewel.

Sandra Waldie* Direct: 705 646 4747 Jamie Blair* Office: 705 375 9191

www.muskokalakescottages.net

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LAKE MUSKOKA CHIC PRIVATE ISLAND JEWEL

$3,995,000

LAKE ROSSEAU BUILDING LOT

$1,750,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Naturally beautiful and rugged, this west facing private lot is situated in a high end neighbourhood of new construction in Morgan Bay. Features over 300’ for a boathouse with living quarters. One of the few remaining vacant lots with stunning sunset exposure.

One of the most admired Classics all done to the 9s with 2 Splendid Boathouses, never ending Sunsets Mesmerizing views - Idyllic Classic Family. Island Estate.

Sandra Waldie* Direct: 705 646 4747 Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705 706 3350 waldie@sympatico.ca

“PRIVACY” IS THE “ULTIMATE LUXURY” NEW PRICE

$869,000

Dan Imrie* Direct: 705 644 2475 dan@imuskoka.com Ben Imrie* Direct: 705 706 2099 ben@imuskoka.com

SKELETON LAKE PRIVATE ISLAND

$629,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Family cherished private island enclave tucked away on the crystal clear waters of Skeleton Lake. 3 Bed seasonal cottage with a grandfathered 2 storey boathouse with living quarters, sand shore and island dotted views. Family compound potential. A exceptional and rare offering of a special

Lk Muskoka, Keewaydin Is. 370’ shoreline is a dream come true to build a 2-storey boathouse with accommodations. Gorgeous views, fully winterized, four bedrooms and very comfortable entertainment space. This cottage was built with family in mind. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.

Jim Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 7358 Iris Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 6367

MUSKOKA BAY GOLF VILLA

$599,000

Dan Imrie* Direct: 705 644 2475 dan@imuskoka.com Ben Imrie* Direct: 705 706 2099 ben@imuskoka.com

GardinerTeam@gmail.com www.CottagesInMuskoka.com

SUCCESSFUL MUSKOKA BUSINESS & BUILDING

$519,000

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Enjoy the carefree lifestyle at this beautiful 4 bedroom, spacious villa w/golf course view. Fully furnished. Just move in & enjoy. Several levels of outdoor decking for entertaining and BBQ. 4 bathrooms ensure everyone’s privacy. The unit has never been rented! Simply beautiful!

Jim Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 7358 Iris Gardiner** Direct: 705 646 6367

$499,000

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LAKE MUSKOKA PRESTIGIOUS PINE ISLAND Muskoka, Ontario

Fabulous private Sunset Vac shores and extended views to Beaumaris with famed scenic scape painted by A Y Jackson. Build your dreams, chic address.

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“Martin’s Framing.” Profitable, growing custom pictureframing business. In historic Downtown Bracebridge for 29 years. Visible, high-traffic location. Includes wellmaintained, upgraded 2,200 sq.ft. brick building. Diverse, loyal clients for year-round profits. Ideal for owneroperation.

Paul Crammond** MBA

Direct: 705 646 8129 pcrammond@muskoka.com

$229,000

BUILD YOUR DREAMS HERE Muskoka, Ontario

This is your opportunity to own over 300 feet of waterfront and 2 acres of land! There is a perfect spot to build your dream cottage perched with about 20 feet of elevation allowing for easy access to the waterfront. This property only minutes from Highway 11 allowing for easy access.

Dan Imrie* Direct: 705 644 2475 dan@imuskoka.com Ben Imrie* Direct: 705 706 2099 ben@imuskoka.com

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Huntsville, the largest town in the Muskoka region, is a gateway to Canada’s treasure, Algonquin

Provincial Park. Home to 20,000, Huntsville is about 2 hours north of Toronto. Its abundance of clear lakes and thousands of kilometres of untouched wilderness make it a popular playground for those who appreciate nature and wide-open spaces, away from the bustle of city life. Art is a very important cultural feature of the town. Huntsville’s astonishing scenery has become a magnet for, and home to, many acclaimed visual artists. Famed artists like Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven painted in Huntsville. Throughout the town there are tributes to their renowned work. The Huntsville Art Society hosts many annual shows, exhibits and skills-sharing workshops. Whether you prefer to hike, bike, swim, spend the afternoon in a canoe, or fishing, there’s much to explore and experience in Huntsville’s great outdoors. The natural beauty of the area, and the seemingly unlimited recreational opportunities, make Huntsville a popular cottage destination. There are even a number of acclaimed summer camps for children. The Chain of Four interconnected lakes (Mary Lake, Lake Vernon, Peninsula Lake and Fairy Lake) offer more than 60 kilometres of boating and waterfront activities. Permanent residents and summer cottagers can boat right into downtown Huntsville.

INCREDIBLE VIEWS, PERFECT WATERFRONT, RENOVATED 2,500 SQUARE FOOT YEAR ROUND HOME/ COTTAGE

$999,000

Huntsville, Ontario

The first impression walking into this 4 season cottage is the spectacular view over Ril Lake. Situated on 8 acres with 655 feet of water frontage you really do feel like you are getting away from it all. Outside, a set of staircases lead to the water’s edge. The climb or descent is not overly difficult, but would not be recommended for those with mobility concerns. The waterfront itself is a wonderful haven for relaxation and enjoyment of the lake. A rock-surrounded lakeside patio provides a shelter from the wind as well as a waterside ambience to set the mood. Swimming off the dock is good, and there is a small, shallow sandy entry. Renovated from top to bottom this cottage is bright and inviting. 2,500 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Cathedral ceilings provide a wonderful sense of space with the open floor plan. A granite breakfast bar separates the kitchen and family room. Hemlock floors throughout the main living area, a wood burning fireplace, large dining area with sliding doors out to the deck, and brand new stainless steel appliances are just a few of the features. Bedrooms are all well- sized and the master with ensuite offers a gorgeous view over Ril. The lower level recroom is a walkout providing easy access from the cottage when making your way down or coming up from the water.

Rob Serediuk* 705 854 0910 rob@robserediuk.com

Greg McInnis* 705 854 2111 greg@gregmcinnis.com Shirley Rule* 705 754 5432 shirley@shirleyrule.com

LAKE OF BAYS GEM

$1,668,000

Lake of Bays, Ontario

$247,000

188ft with SW exposure and sunsets! Wide views on Lake of Bays. 3480 sqft 2 storey Post & Beam winterized cottage, open concept with walk out deck and lake views; 3 Fireplaces; large lower level with walk out, 5 bedrooms & 3 baths. Amazing value.

Ragan Zilc Lovegrove* Direct: 705 571 0179 ragan@homesbyragan.com

11.6 ACRE LOT WITH 254’ LAKE FRONTAGE Huntsville, Ontario

Build your family’s new cottage on this scenic 11.6 acre waterfront lot with 254’ of frontage on Little Clam Lake in Kearney. Natural untouched shoreline. Clear deep water. Year round road. Hydro. Also available 49 acre lot with 221’ waterfront and 11.4 acre lot with 277’ waterfront.

Karen Beauchamp* Direct: 705 358 9941 karen@karenbeauchamp.ca

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The Lake Joe Yacht Club:

From sunken ships to smooth sailing BY MATT DRISCOLL PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAYLOR NULLMEYER

The story of one of Muskoka’s best-known boating clubs begins in 1966 with four young women aboard a sinking wooden boat on Lake Joseph.

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hose four young women – Laurie and Jennifer Goad, and Heather and Mary Dickie – were on their way to the Muskoka Lakes Golf & Country Club to take part in sailing lessons when their boat capsized leaving them drenched and disappointed but non the worse for wear. Shortly after that, Larry Goad (Laurie and Jennifer’s father) called his friend and neighbour, Richard Boxer Sr., an avid sailor, and hatched a plan to start a satellite sailing club on Lake Joseph with the support of the Golf and Country Club and fellow cottagers on Lake Joe.

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It’s amazing to have multi-generation sailing families with us,” says O’Connor. “Now we have the children and grandchildren of past sailors and instructors.

Young campers, rigging up their boats after their morning lessons on the water.

From those humble beginnings, the Lake Joseph Yacht Club has grown to include more than 100 family memberships. “Our main function is to provide a safe, fun, inclusive community environment on the lake, where anyone can have fun learning the lifelong skill of sailing while making new friends,” says Shelley O’Connor, who has run the sailing school for the past 10 years. “I personally became involved with the club 15 years ago when we started coming to Lake Joe. I was looking for somewhere that our girls could make friends on the lake, but not go away to overnight camp for the entire summer.” The club now offers full-day and half-day programs, private sailing lessons, and they have their own race team. It’s come a long way from the summer of 1967 when the founders negotiated with the Lake Joseph Church to use shoreline and the Lake Joseph Yacht Club was founded. The Club eventually outgrew the church location and moved to Laurie Island, which was also the Goad Family Island, and the club was incorporated in 1978. Paul Linden, Assistant Head of the LJYC, shows young sailor how to tie down the clew.

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Enthusiastic sailors practicing their skills out on Lake Joe.

The club ceased operations for a period in 1987 but a group of cottagers gathered to breathe life back into the operation in 1991. An agreement was reached with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to operate partially on their property and adjacent railway access land, starting a long-term relationship that exists to this day. The fleet now consists of a full line of Opti Prams, Picos, Lasers and Club 420s to allow for progression from age 5 to adult.

OPTI sailors set up their boats before they head out on the lake.

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Sherwood Inn BY MATT DRISCOLL PHOTOGRAPHY BY TAYLOR NULLMEYER

Guests at this classic Muskoka resort enjoy old-world charm and modern amenities, set beside Lake Joseph, amidst the tall pines.

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he golden age of Muskoka resorts can be traced back as far as the early 1800s and the arrival of steamships to the region. Of the classic resorts that would proliferate well into the twentieth century, only a handful still remain. Among those is Sherwood Inn which was founded in 1942 and continues to welcome guests to its idyllic setting on Lake Joseph. Smaller than some of its contemporaries, like Windermere House on Lake Rosseau or Deerhurst in Huntsville, Sherwood Inn has always prided itself on offering a more intimate setting. Its size and setting make it a favourite for weddings and romantic getaways. Sherwood Inn’s roots run back to a Toronto lawyer named Harry Draper, who fell in love with Muskoka during visits to his Port Severn cottage. Along with his wife, Marjorie, Harry decided to build a resort nestled among the pines on the southern shores of Lake Joseph. Rather than compete with the massive resorts that already dotted Muskoka’s Big Three lakes (Joseph, Rosseau and Muskoka), Draper opted for a smaller scale, more akin to a large cottage estate, with all the latest amenities. The timing of the build was somewhat peculiar, as most of North America was only starting to emerge from the Great Depression. The Depression played havoc in Muskoka, and few people had extra income to spend on resorts or cottages. Many resorts were shuttered during the 1930s and never reopened. Despite the timing, the unique setting began to draw guests immediately and Sherwood Inn saw steady business throughout the 1940s. By the 1950s, Sherwood Inn was operating at peak

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capacity and new buildings had been constructed to house the Draper children, who had also moved to the property full time. In 1960, Marjorie passed away and two years later Harry sold Sherwood Inn to Bob and Mary Pritchard. Over the course of the next 10 years, the Pritchards added six new cottages to the grounds to increase Sherwood Inn’s capacity. Although ownership of the property changed hands several times in the following years, the resort and grounds stayed more or less the same until 1979, when Sherwood Inn was purchased by John and Eva Heineck. The new owners transformed the resort into a year-round destination, adding a 16-room expansion to the main building, air conditioning for all the rooms, and a new tennis court. In 1998, the hotel was sold to Clublink who continue to operate the resort. Their tenure as owners and operators nearly ended in disaster when the inn suffered a devastating fire in September of 2009. Although no one was injured in the blaze, the fire caused more than $300,000 in damage and Sherwood Inn’s future hung in the balance. A swift and comprehensive renovation ensured the inn was restored to its former glory and ready for the 2010 summer season. Sherwood Inn continues to welcome guests 12 months of the year and stands as a reminder of Muskoka’s golden age.

Location: 1090 Sherwood Road, Port Carling Ontario www.sherwoodinn.ca

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CUSTOM TIMBER BLOCK NEW BUILD Port Carling, Ontario

Move in ready, Custom, energy efficient, All season, 3200 sq ft New build w high end finishes, smart technology. 5 bd/3bth, LL rec/walkout. Mix of Classic Muskoka w B/W finishes, wd fp,heated flrs. Perfect Port Carling location! A 10+

April Drane* Office: 705 684 9087 Direct: 416 617 3733 aprilgadsbydrane@sympatico.ca

Chestnut Park’s Gravenhurst office located at 181 Bay Street, Gravenhurst, Ontario.

$1,595,000

well worth considering as your full-time residence or seasonal playground. The town’s proximity to Toronto (1.5 hrs), Orillia (20 mins) and Casino Rama (30 mins), make it a strategic location for residents and visitors alike. Once here, the whole of Muskoka is your oyster.

April Drane* Office: 705 684 9087 Direct: 416 617 3733 aprilgadsbydrane@sympatico.ca

$749,000

Well-known spots include the Historic Opera House, Muskoka Wharf, the Farmers’ Market, Bethune House, Sawdust City Craft Brewery, Muskoka Springs Water Inc, and the only YMCA in Muskoka. A thriving arts community, great shopping, and an entrepreneurial spirit make Gravenhurst an exceptional place to live. This spring, Chestnut Park announces the official May opening of our newest office location at 181 Bay Street, Gravenhurst, making this our fourth location in Muskoka. Call or drop by the office to see what’s for sale in Gravenhurst. 707 684 9087

WHARF CONDO LIFESTYLE

$399,000

Muskoka, Ontario

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STUNNING GRANITE SHORELINE Gravenhurst, Ontario

This property on Kahshe lake offers one on the most stunning, naturally level, granite shorelines. Rare offering, 2 adjacent lots w stunning 1100’ multi exposure views. Quaint rustic cabin w bunkie. 15+ acres to explore w large sand beach. A naturalist’s quiet, dream paradise.

April Drane* Office: 705 684 9087 Direct: 416 617 3733 aprilgadsbydrane@sympatico.ca

$379,000

Get into the Muskoka lifestyle at an affordable price for all season enjoyment. Sunny, upgraded 2bd/2bth w view of Lake Muskoka. Covered verandah, gas bbq/stone fp. Spacious bedrooms/closets. Walkable amenities, Boat Slips. Live at the Wharf! Enjoy all that Muskoka has to offer.

April Drane* Office: 705 684 9087 Direct: 416 617 3733

Gravenhurst, Ontario

Your All Season Getaway awaits on Lake Muskoka. Quality, renovated 4bd/2bth family cottage with 2 slip boathouse w Sun Deck. Extensive upgrades inside & out. Bright interior, white/ grey chef kitchen. Fp, Turnkey. Expansive Lakeviews. Ample decking, Prof landscaping. Must see!

Gravenhurst, considered the gateway to Muskoka, is an area

Several lakes are located close to Gravenhurst, the largest of which is Lake Muskoka, home to the famous steamships, Segwun and Wenona. Other popular lakes for swimming, fishing and boating include Bass, Doe, Gull, Kahshe, Loon, Morrison, Muldrew, Pine, Turtle and Sparrow Lake.

LAKE MUSKOKA STYLE

TABOO LIFESTYLE LAKE MUSKOKA Gravenhurst, Ontario

Buyers looking for cottage alternative might consider this updated 2 level 2 bdrm/2 bath condo. All season, private gas frplc/sauna, screen porch/bbq deck. Lake and pool swimming/ sports/Restaurant/Golf. Great package offers location, amenities and boating.

April Drane* Office: 705 684 9087 Direct: 416 617 3733 aprilgadsbydrane@sympatico.ca

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // HALIBURTON //

Haliburton County is cottage country — a place where you can still get affordable waterfront properties. Located in Central Ontario, a 2.5-hour drive north of Toronto, Haliburton’s breathtaking scenery, combined with extensive recreational and cultural opportunities, make this a desirable year-round home. Spend your summers dockside, relaxing with family and friends, walking scenic trails, golfing, fishing, kayaking or canoeing. In winter, enjoy hiking and snowmobile trails, or grab your skis for a day of cross-country skiing under clear blue skies. A thriving arts community in Haliburton includes numerous public and private galleries, artists’ studios, museums, and the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. The natural beauty of the county may even inspire you to sign up for local painting classes with one of the area’s many recognized artists. In addition, the community draws people from across the country and internationally to attend the many courses that can be taken at the Haliburton School of Art & Design through Fleming College. Dubbed the Haliburton Highlands, the spectacular beauty of the area makes Haliburton one of the most desirable places to live in Ontario. Between hundreds of lakes that dot the county and Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, the area offers a plethora of year-round activities including mountain biking and snowmobile trails, downhill skiing, dogsledding, a canopy walk, whitewater kayaking, and camping. An active lifestyle for families and retirees alike!

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // HALIBURTON // $2,599,000

CUSTOM BUILT HANDCRAFTED LOG HOME ON EXTREMELY PRIVATE 2 ACRE PROPERTY WITH 300 FEET ON KENNISIS LAKE Haliburton, Ontario

Elegance, quality craftsmanship and warm ambience in this custom Handcrafted Round Log home on prestigious Kennisis Lake. Greeted with an 80 ft long covered porch, you will be impressed with the huge logs, tall cathedral ceilings, exposed beams and wide-plank flooring. The living room boasts a large floor-to-ceiling granite woodburning f/p, wall of windows & walk-out to 2 decks, while the adjoining executive-sized dining room opens to the 400 sq ft screened Haliburton room with a second stone f/p – a perfect additional entertainment area. The spacious kitchen has granite counters, a large island with prep sink and high-end appliances including a built-in fridge & dishwasher, a 6 burner Wolf stove with BBQ & 2 ovens and an industrial level hood fan. There are 5 bdrms, 3.5 baths with the master, ensuite, walk-in closet and walk-out to the deck on the main level and 4 bdrms & a bathroom on the upper level. Enjoy entertaining on the lower level walk-out with a family room, a third floorto-ceiling f/p, sauna, media/games room, bathroom & in-floor heating throughout. Beautifully landscaped with over 2 very private acres - a paved driveway, stone paths, patios & wide stone steps down a gentle slope to 300 ft of frontage with a rock shoreline & clean, deep water. This is the log home you’ve always dreamed about!

$2,299,000

PARADISE FOUND! THE PERFECT LOT WITH SOUTH WEST EXPOURE, HARD PACKED SAND BEACH, LEVEL LOT, AND TOTAL PRIVACY

Haliburton, Ontario

Oblong Lake - immaculate, peaceful and tranquil. 1920s inspired classic cottage on the perfect level lot in a very private setting. Sought after South West exposure ensures all day sun and incredible sunsets over the open lake view. The hard-packed sand beach attracts cottagers of all ages into the warm clear waters of this beautiful lake with crystal clear water. The cottage has a vintageinspired exterior, the front entry leads into an interior that is contemporary open concept. The chef’s kitchen, dining area and living space are illuminated by rows of mullioned windows and three sets of sliding glass doors leading to a wide 1,500 square foot deck which stretches across the house and curves around to the side for maximum entertaining space. Upstairs, the large master suite has wall-to-wall and ceiling to floor closets. The bedroom’s full ensuite has upscale marble and tile finishes. 2 additional large guest bedrooms, 3-piece bathroom and loft perfect for working or lounging. This is a hard to find package anywhere in cottage country.

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // HALIBURTON // $1,699,000

LUXURY YEAR ROUND HOME / COTTAGE IN THE PERFECT LOCATION WITH DEEP CLEAN WATER Haliburton, Ontario

You will be very impressed with everything about this amazing property. The extensive landscaping that has been perfectly blended into the surrounding natural features with stone walkways to the fire pit and down to the private deck and docking at the waterfront. Upon entering the residence you will be pleased with the open space of the primary living area, so beautifully and thoughtfully arranged. The main floor includes the Master Suite with private balcony, spacious bath, walk-in closet and the two sided granite wood burning fireplace, shared with the living room. All principal rooms have a commanding view of the lake. The lower level is just perfect for the younger members of the family with 3 bedrooms, 3 piece bath, media and games rooms. Floor to ceiling windows and a garden door lead out to the lower patio. BEST of all, this stunning property is located on what is widely considered the finest Lake in the Haliburton Highlands, Sought after Gull Lake.

$1,499,000

ONE OF THE FINEST PROPERTIES IN ALL OF COTTAGE COUNTRY! SOUTH WEST EXPOSURE, LEVEL LOW MAINTENANCE LOT & DEEP CLEAN WATER

Haliburton, Ontario

Redstone Lake – Welcome to paradise! If you are looking for the perfect lot and want a cottage that is easy to care for; this is the one for you! Stunning level lot with 205 feet of frontage in a very private wooded setting; gorgeous big lake views, wade in entry & deep clean water. South West exposure for great all-day sun & glorious sunsets! Easy year-round access from the private road to the cottage makes the perfect all-season retreat! The single level cottage is designed with an open concept floor plan, great room with floor to ceiling granite fireplace, tons of walkouts and amazing Haliburton room. Huge master with ensuite and walkout, 2 more good sized bedrooms & a 2nd bathroom. Tasteful high end finishes throughout. The double car heated drive-through garage also has a finished loft above for extra living space. Many recent upgrades include propane heating cooling system w/ remote access control, huge lakeside deck and dock, security system, and many inclusions!!!

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // HALIBURTON // $1,475,000

CHECK OFF ALL THE BOXES ON YOUR WISH LIST! EXECUTIVE COTTAGE ONLY 5 MINUTES TO TOWN ON ONE OF HALIBURTONS PREMIUM LAKES Haliburton, Ontario

Drag Lake - Custom built year round cottage perfect for a large family and those who like to entertain. Easy access from the cottage to the waterfront with beach volleyball court and large docking system with deep clean water right off the end of the dock. North West exposure for all day sun and amazing sunsets. Significant investment in the professionally designed landscaping including a granite terraced fire-pit. The cottage has the perfect open concept floor plan with great room featuring 21 foot cathedral ceilings, floor to ceiling granite wood burning fireplace and walk out to wrap around decking system. Gourmet kitchen with commercial size stainless steel appliances, quartz counter-tops and separate large pantry for extra storage and laundry. The upper level; has a large loft and master bedroom with the perfect ensuite: double sink, soaker tub, water closets and stand in shower. The lower level has heated floors, media room with propane fireplace, guest bedrooms, and sauna. Located 10 minutes from Haliburton with tons of services and amenities this cottage would be perfect for year round living or can be rented out all year-round making it the perfect income property!

$1,185,000

THE ULTIMATE IN PRIVACY ON ONE OF HALIBURTON’S LARGEST, DEEPEST, CLEANEST, MOST SOUGHT AFTER LAKE CHAINS! Haliburton, Ontario

REDSTONE LAKE - It is extremely rare to find a property with this kind of privacy, all on one of Haliburton’s largest, most beautiful, and sought after lake chains. The 3 bedroom + den, 2 bath cottage is positioned perfectly on a gorgeous, 5 acre, true Canadian Shield lot, with 1000 feet of clean, clear, deep water shoreline, gorgeous exposed granite ridges, mature white pines, spectacular big lake views & sunny southwest exposure! There are absolutely no other cottages or docks in sight!!! The cottage has a great layout including an open living plan with cathedral ceilings, hardwood flooring, direct access to the large lakeside deck & screened in room, beautiful river rock fireplace, large brand new lakeside windows, and kitchen with maple cabinets, and lots of cupboard/ counter space. There is a large main floor master with ensuite & main floor bath and a lower level walkout with large family room, 2 more lakeside bdrms, a den/ overflow room, laundry room, rough in for a 3rd bath that is ready to be finished, and brand new lakeside windows throughout. A very special property that will check off all the boxes on your wish list. This is the one you have been waiting for!

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // HALIBURTON // $999,000

VERY PRIVATE WELL BUILT 4 SEASON COTTAGE WITH AMAZING VIEWS AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER SOUTH WEST EXPOSURE! Haliburton, Ontario

Kennisis Lake - check off all the boxes on your wish list. This truly special property is what cottage life is all about. South West exposure for incredible sunsets over the open lake views, all day sun, 226 feet of frontage, deep clean water, well treed creating great privacy from all vantage points. If you are looking for the perfect sanctuary to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city this is the property for you. Incredible use of outdoor space with the large decking system perfect for entertaining, dining or lounging & a lakeside deck make full use of this whimsical, magical place. The well-built cottage has the perfect floor plan. Open concept kitchen, living room, & dining room with a walkout to the spacious Haliburton room. The main level master wing was designed to give your own private space with large bedroom, 4 piece ensuite, sitting area, 2 walk in closets & the huge bonus its very own Haliburton room! Lower level rec room, den, 2 additional bedrooms and 4 piece bath. Being offered with many inclusions!

$950,000

PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM 6 BEDROOM 5 BATH HOME/COTTAGE ON PICTURESQUE ESSON LAKE Haliburton, Ontario

Spectacular 4500 sq. ft. cottage or year round home situated on an extremely private, forested 4 acre lot on beautiful Esson Lake. 465 ft. of clean clear shoreline with both sandy wade-in entry and deep water off the end of the dock. Stunning panoramic lake views with a variety of outdoor decks and a year round outdoor Jacuzzi from which to enjoy the spectacular surroundings. The cottage has cathedral ceilings, tall windows and hardwood floors throughout, an open concept main living space with wood burning fireplace, a large loft and games room, main floor laundry, 6 huge bedrooms and 5 renovated bathrooms. There is even central air for those hot summer days. A new double, insulated garage has been added to the property. Use for yourself or buy as an investment as the property has proven performance as a solid, year round, income property with a substantial return on investment.

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // HALIBURTON // $849,500

$549,000

EXQUISITELY CRAFTED LOG HOME ON ONE OF HALIBURTON’S LARGEST, MOST PICTURESQUE, LAKE CHAINS

CHARMING CHALET STYLE 4 SEASON COTTAGE IN PEACEFUL RIVERFRONT SETTING

COMING SOON TO DRAG LAKE - Full Scandinavian scribe log home with sunny south exp. on one of Haliburton’s largest, & most picturesque lake chains. The home exudes quality & attention to detail with expertly crafted custom wood work & quality finishes throughout. Large open living plan with cathedral ceilings, stunning floor to ceiling granite fireplace, a chef’s dream kitchen, huge screened room & partially covered wrap around deck. Cottage Country Living at its finest!

Located in a picturesque setting with direct boating access to 3 lake chain. Extremely private location elevated from the rivers edge; the waterfront has both a sandy beach area and deep water off the dock. The 4-season chalet style cottage has many upgrades; 3 great sized bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, L shaped pen concept living, dining, kitchen floor plan. Walkouts to 2 outdoors decks including large lake facing deck with tons of space for lounging, and entertaining.

Haliburton, Ontario

Haliburton, Ontario

$429,000

COTTAGE COUNTRY TEAM YEAR ROUND 4 BEDROOM HOUSE/COTTAGE ON DESIRABLE 2 LAKE CHAIN, MINUTES TO WILBERFORCE! Haliburton, Ontario

DARK LAKE - 4 bdrm, 2 bath, house/cottage with approx. 1,500 sq. ft. of recently renovated, finished living space. New roof, new FA propane furnace, drilled well with UV, new dock & lakeside deck, screened in room & lakeside master with ensuite. On a flat 1 AC lot with lots of usable space, on a desirable 2 lake chain, just minutes to town! Western sunset exp., wade in hard packed sand shoreline, and unobstructed big lake views! Make your lakeside living dream a reality!

705 754 0880

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Before Cottage Country:

Haliburton’s history honoured at the Haliburton Highlands Museum PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS MUSEUM BY ANDREW HIND

Haliburton is an increasingly popular “cottage country,” where cottages are popping up on crystalline lakes like trilliums in a springtime forest. But there was a Haliburton well before the summer vacationers arrived. The leisurely pursuits of today were made possible by the labours of those who founded the County. Their collective story is told at the Haliburton Highlands Museum.

The Museum was founded as the Haliburton Highlands Pioneer Museum in 1967, as a Canadian Centennial project to commemorate the early settlers of the area.

The Haliburton Highlands Museum was established in 1967 with a mandate to preserve and celebrate the history of Haliburton Village and Dysart Township,” explains museum director Kate Butler. “While the museum covers all of Haliburton’s history, we focus largely on the first one hundred years—its formative period.”

The legs on one side of their bodies are shorter than those on the opposite side, allowing them to walk and graze sideways on steep slopes. But this peculiar adaptation means that they can only walk in one direction around the hill; if forced to walk in the other direction, a gouger would topple over. Or so goes the tall tale, a product of local folklore.

Over the years, the museum has grown substantially from a single Victorian home to a complex of buildings. The museum’s main building houses exhibits related to native peoples, early settlers, the lumbering era, and the later rise of tourism. Throughout, hundreds of rare artifacts are on display. “One of our most popular artifacts greets people as they enter— our taxidermied Sidehill Gouger,” Butler says playfully. Never heard of a gouger? They’re very rare, so it’s not surprising. The gouger is a species of wild goat adapted to hillside living. 74

Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll down a quiet country lane behind the exhibit building and explore a collection of heritage structures moved from elsewhere in the township. Begin with a recreated settler homestead depicting the modest and often harsh existence faced by settlers in early Haliburton. The farmstead consists of an 1870s log cabin and log barn which contains the tools a farmer used to try to attempt to transform the imposing forests and rocky soil into fields of crops. There’s also a blacksmith shop where a craftsman would have pounded glowing metal into shape.

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With farmstead captures that era before the railway arrived in 1878 and reflects the kind of life a family of modest means settling in Haliburton would have had.

And then there is the beautiful Victorian-era Reid House, the first home of the museum, which Butler refers to now as the museum’s largest artifact. Fifty-year old wheelwright John Russell Reid arrived in Haliburton in 1871, as part of the first wave of settlement. Accompanying him were his wife, Amy, and their 19-year old son, John Russell Jr. They built a modest cabin and a workshop in what was then little more than a hamlet. Life in Haliburton in those days was hardscrabble and it proved too much for the elder Reids, who moved back to England less than a decade later. John Russell Jr. remained and became a wagon-maker and woodworker. In 1882, he built a comfortable home to replace the log cabin. Today, the home looks much as it would have when the Reids lived there. Staff members lead tours through the building, pointing out period furnishings and artifacts—including a number belonging to the Reid family—that help bring Haliburton’s Victorian-era back to life. Museum programming includes summer activities for kids, historic walking tours, boat tours and the occasional play by local theatre troupe, Rural Rogues. Though it preserves the history of Dysart Township, the Haliburton Highlands Museum is very much a part of the community’s present – and its future.

Location: 66 Museum Road, Haliburton Hours:Vary by season, so check www.haliburtonhighlandsmuseum.com

The main museum gallery has two floors and features a variety of frequently changing displays, which showcase just some of the nearly 20,000 artifacts.

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Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest BY ANDREW HIND

Head Lake Park, in Haliburton Village (population 1,150), hosts this third annual family-friendly event.

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here’s a craft brewery revolution sweeping Ontario. See – and sample – for yourself, the best of this revolution at the Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest.

“There are about 250 microbreweries in Ontario, and the beauty of our event is that people have the opportunity to taste the creations of a number of these breweries in one location on one exciting day,” explains Gary Matthews, one of the event’s founding organizers. About a dozen craft brewery representatives from across Ontario will gather in picturesque Head Lake Park, in Haliburton Village, for the family-friendly event. Included in the July 18th fest are two award-winning Haliburton beer producers, Boshkung Brewery and Haliburton Highlands Brewery. A $20 passport grants all-day access to the festival and will get you four, four-ounce complimentary sample drinks from the participating breweries of your choice (a ‘dry passport’ entrance, without the drinks, is $5). Additional drinks (beer, cider and various coolers) can be purchased. The passport lets you come and go as you please throughout the day, allowing you the opportunity to explore the area – there’s a 6 km trail

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around Head Lake, a children’s playground in the village, and the Haliburton Sculpture Forest in nearby Glebe park – before returning to the fest when thirst demands. Every hour, the bar-stage features representatives of participating breweries to talk about their products, including what foods best accompany particular beers, and how to incorporate craft beer into cooking. While beer is the focus, there’s more to the Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest: more than two-dozen cottage country vendors, live music to stir up the festival vibe, food, and entertainment for children. Organized by the Lions Club, all proceeds of the Haliburton Craft Brewers Fest go to worthy local causes, like providing guide dogs for those who are vision impaired and summer camps for under-privileged children. IIS

Date: July 18, 2020, 11 am to 9 pm Location: Head Lake Park, Haliburton Cost: $20 for drink tokens, $5 for non-drinkers age 13+ and free for youth 12 and under www.haliburtoncraftbrewersfest.com

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // PETERBOROUGH // THE K AWARTHAS //

Peterborough is located on the historic Trent-Severn Waterway in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes region’s “cottage country,” less than 2 hours northeast of Toronto. Bordered by the rolling hills of the countryside and the Otonabee River, Peterborough is a thriving hub of service industries and one of the few cities in Canada to offer free downtown Wi-Fi.

As well as a booming downtown, Peterborough boasts three golf courses and a number of remarkable parks. Spend the day in Jackson Park where you can hike or cycle the trails, kayak, or enjoy a leisurely picnic by the creek. Explore more than 1,000 indigenous rock carvings at Petroglyphs Provincial Park and marvel at the phenomenon of McGinnis Lake, where blue/green layers of water don’t intermix. Many of Peterborough’s events are hosted in Millennium Park, right on the water. PREMIER ESTATE RESIDENCE ON CLEAR LAKE

$4,588,000

Peterborough is also home to The Canadian Canoe Museum where multi-media exhibits are family-friendly and interactive. Experience Peterborough from the water, in a 90-minute guided tour with the museum’s voyageur canoe programme. First time paddlers welcome. Located on the Trent Canal, in Peterborough, the historic Peterborough Lock Lift 21 is an internationally renowned feat of engineering. The magnificent concrete and hydraulic lift structure, completed in 1904, raises boats almost 20 metres (65 feet), relying solely on gravity and counterbalance. In winter, the canal beneath the lock becomes a scenic skating rink. The surrounding Kawartha Lakes region offers year-round shopping, fine dining and cultural events, and spectacular views for hikers, skiers and boaters. IIS $2,950,000

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Stirling, Ontario

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OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY //

Prince Edward County is an island on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is only two hours east of Toronto. Serious foodies and casual weekenders alike gravitate here, to Ontario’s fastest growing wine region. With more than 35 wineries, many with full-service gourmet restaurants, Prince Edward County has become a rural hot spot. As well as trendy shopping, museums, and a busy live-music scene, Prince Edward County offers hiking and cycling trails, kayaking opportunities, and the white sandy beaches of Sandbanks Provincial Park. $2,795,000

The homes in The County vary from beautiful century and Victorian homes to small cottages, and farmhouses. Many of the homes are being renovated and redesigned to compliment the evolution of The County and the tastes of newcomers, both weekenders and full-time residents. Prince Edward County boasts an increasing number of upscale restaurants, a booming craft beer scene, a farmer’s market, charming bed-and-breakfasts and, everywhere, a spirit of friendliness. IIS

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$935,000

Prince Edward County, Ontario

Anchored in the heart of a highly desirable community, the abode takes in 4 bdrms + optional flex/bdrm, 2 full bath, 1 1/2 baths and over 2600 SQ FT of living space. This exceptional home boasts superior craftsmanship, intricate details, and richly appointed rooms in the heart of Picton.

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Prince Edward County, Ontario

This magnificent residence benefits from a prestigious elevated location above Loyalist Parkway-Picton Bay. The custom estate is a oneof-a-kind home with exquisite craftsmanship and infused contemporary detail across 4400 SQ FT of living space including a cottage with income potential.

REVEL IN PRIVACY AND PRISTINE WATERFRONT Prince Edward County, Ontario

Set in one of Ontario’s most beautiful lakeside locations, Waupoos, the residence expands across 3,400 SQ FT in addition to four nostalgic cottages perched along the shoreline. Relaxation is key here! Enjoy watching the lake shift against the sandy-pebble beach or walking the many nature filled trails. Encompassing 55 Acres with expansive shoreline reaching over 1450 feet, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to indulge in quintessential ‘County’ Living.

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Sandbanks Provincial Park BY ANDREW HIND

It’s not as if Prince Edward County is otherwise unremarkable – with its picturesque vineyards, charming villages and towns with historic architecture, and roadside farms selling fresh produce – but Sandbanks Provincial Park is a truly special place.

Aerial view looking north west over West Lake toward Wellington. Photo by: John A. Brebner

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andbanks Provincial Park boasts what is almost certainly the finest beach anywhere on Lake Ontario, with kilometres of clear, shallow water and spectacular dunes that are unique in the province.

But the beauty we appreciate today was largely the result of tragic mismanagement of the land in the 19th century, according to John Brebner, a member of Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park. “The early settlers cleared the area of white pine for ships’ masts, and cedar for construction and fencing. During the socalled Barley Days, when every piece of land was transformed into barley fields for American beer makers, farmers finished off the clearing of the dunes by allowing cows to graze there. The resulting removal of all the vegetation allowed the sand to start drifting, and drift it did, covering houses, lodges and farmers’ fields,” says Brebner. Starting in 1922, the government began earnest conservation efforts to stabilize the dunes and restore a healthy ecosystem,

mostly through large-scale tree planting. The effort was a success, paving the way for a provincial park that’s every bit as busy as Wasaga Beach on hot summer weekends. Sandbanks has three spectacular beaches of golden sand – Outlet Beach, Sandbanks Beach and Dunes Beach – each one more inviting than the last for lazing on a blanket, building sandcastles and playing in the water. Outlet and Sandbanks beaches are especially ideal for young ones as the water is shallow before it gently drops off. Kayaks and canoes are available to rent for those who want something a bit more adventurous. However you choose to enjoy it, the water is sparkling clean and refreshingly cool. Beyond the beaches, Sandbanks Provincial Park has much to commend it. Explore any of a number of hiking trails, including the new Lakeview Trail that traces a rocky point that juts out into Lake Ontario, and the interpretive Cedar Sands Nature Trail, a two-kilometre loop along the shores of the Outlet River with two lookouts providing scenic views of the marsh.

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Just one kilometre north of Dunes and Lakeshore Beaches, families set up to enjoy a relaxing summer day. Photo by John A. Brebner.

The most popular is Sandbanks Dunes Trail, a 2.5 km loop around a unique and fragile dune habitat and along the edge of several pannes, rare wetlands that supports wildlife and unusual flora. While exploring at West Point you might stumble upon foundations, weathered tennis and shuffleboard courts, and the remains of a dance floor. These historic relics remind us of one of the more fascinating, yet little-known aspects of Sandbanks Provincial Park: the rich history of Lakeshore Lodge. Built as a rustic hotel for summer tourists around 1870, by the 1890s Lakeshore Lodge had grown into an elegant three-storey structure with a recreational hall, dance pavilion, swimming pool, and tennis and shuffleboard courts. It was considered the height of vacationing in Ontario. Sadly, it later became derelict and burned to the ground in 1983. But you can relive the golden age of the resort during Lakeshore Lodge Days (July 22 and Aug 12, 2020, 12-4 pm), an interactive event hosted by Friends of Sandbanks Provincial Park.

The Lakeshore Lodge began life about 1870 as the Lakeshore House, erected by local farmer Lewis Mastin.

Sandbanks hosts other special events including noncompetitive sandcastle building at Sandfest (July 15, 2020) and Sandbanks Music Festival (Sept. 12, 2020, 1- 10pm) at the Park Amphitheatre. Throughout the summer, park staff offer a variety of fun, interactive educational programs including children’s activities, guided hikes led by Park Naturalists, evening campfires with slide shows, and more. An iconic stretch of Prince Edward County shoreline, the striking, golden dunes and sandy beaches at Sandbanks Provincial Park have been a symbol of summer recreation for more than a century. IIS 80

The annual sold-out family-friendly Sandbanks Music Festival at the Park’s amphitheatre every September.

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// PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES // KITCHENER // GUELPH // WATERLOO // STRATFORD //

Kitchener offers big-city excitement without losing its small-town charm. The city’s deep Germanic roots and history are most evident during the annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, the largest celebration of all things Bavarian outside of Germany. Waterloo, consistently voted one of Canada’s smartest cities, is a dynamic urban centre. The city attracts students and thinkers from around the world. Take in a lecture at Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics or tour through the hi-tech sectors that include the world-renowned Institute for Quantum Computing and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Waterloo offers visitors a unique blend of intriguing restaurants, boutique stores, galleries and nightlife. LUXURIOUS VICTORIAN-INSPIRED NEW BUILD

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Guelph is a city that packs a punch. It is a vibrant place filled with a sense of community. Music lovers, book worms, art aficionados, farmers, entrepreneurs, foodies and families are proud to call Guelph home. One hour west of Toronto, Guelph is a cultural haven for those who enjoy the tastier things in life with less of the hustle and bustle of the big city. Stratford is Canada’s premier town for the arts. From the finest Shakespeare company in North America to one of the largest costume warehouses in the world. Fall in love with art in all its form in Stratford. From the theatre scene to fine-arts galleries to hand-crafted quilts and other artisanal treasures. IIS

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Kitchener, Ontario

6 Pequegnat Avenue | Mansard style custom new build in the East Ward, just steps away from downtown. Featuring a solid brick exterior, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, mudroom with storage, upstairs laundry, 2nd floor balcony, top floor family room, old world craftsmanship and detailing, fireplace, attached garage, and more.

101 Mansion Street | Victorian-inspired home under construction in the East Ward with all brick exterior and craftsman details. This luxury home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, mudroom with storage, upstairs laundry, upstairs family room, old world detailing, gas fireplace, 2nd floor balcony, attached garage, and more.

Darryl Watty* Direct: 519 590 0579

CUSTOM MANSARD STYLE NEW BUILD

Darryl Watty* Direct: 519 590 0579

watty@wattyway.ca www.wattyway.ca

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// KITCHENER // GUELPH // WATERLOO // STRATFORD LIVING //

TECH SECTOR POWERING

Kitchener-Waterloo to new heights BY MATT DRISCOLL

It’s common knowledge that the tech sector in Southern Ontario has become something of a juggernaut over the past several years.

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recent report released by real estate services firm CBRE notes that the tech talent pool in Toronto grew by some 54 percent between, 2013 and 2018. That same study also noted that a number of smaller cities in southern Ontario are also riding the tech wave. With an increase in the tech talent pool of 39.7 percent during the same five-year window, Kitchener-Waterloo is among those cities that have been able to put themselves in a position to capitalize on the bustling tech sector. The municipality increased its tech talent pool by roughly 20,400 people between 2013 and 2019, according to the same CBRE study. Last year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, drew all three of their top-ranked companies from the Kitchener-Waterloo area. At the top of the list was ApplyBoard, a recruitment platform designed to help international students study at the best institutions of higher education globally. Kitchener’s Intellijoint Surgical and Waterloo’s Auvik Networks were named number two and three, respectively. Perhaps the best-known tech company in the region is Blackberry Limited, the developer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones and tablets. The company was founded as Research In Motion in 1984 by Douglas Fregin and Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo.

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The region is home to a number of other tech companies such as OpenText, Kik and Maplesoft. While the tech sector in Kitchener-Waterloo has exploded in the past five years, the conditions for success first began to take shape much earlier. The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University are both located within the municipality and both have become hotbeds for high-tech growth and innovation. Another reason the region has been so successful in attracting tech companies is the cost of living. As housing prices have skyrocketed in major urban centers like Vancouver and Toronto, tech companies have increasingly sought out areas with a lower cost of living in an effort to entice talent. Physical distance is also becoming a thing of the past, as collaboration has become increasingly easy over vast geographical distances. The ubiquity of email and smartphones, combined with the creation and advancement of new online communication tools means the work can be done quickly on a global scale. As the tech sector continues to charge onwards across North America, Kitchener-Waterloo has positioned itself to be at the forefront of an economic evolution. IIS

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OUR EXCLUSIVE AFFILIATION

Only the most accomplished and trusted brokerages are invited to become Affiliates of Christie's International Real Estate. Chestnut Park has proven to be a leader in our local luxury markets. It is a prestigious and coveted designation to be a part of the exclusive Christie's International Real Estate network that spans the globe. Chestnut Park’s position as a luxury leader locally has attracted attention and garnered respect globally. Our affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate is an exclusive relationship afforded to our agents and their clients, allowing them access to international reach through the premium marketing programs of this global luxury leader.

GLOBAL BRAND RECOGNITION

The influential Christie’s name evokes confidence and assures clients of impeccable service, integrity and discretion. Dedicated specifically to the marketing of luxury properties, Christie’s International comprises brokers who demonstrate consistent success in luxury home sales and excellence in customer service.

Our association with Christie’s differentiates Chestnut Park in the Ontario luxury real estate market place. Chestnut Park clients are drawn to the global platform we are able to provide through our relationship with Christie’s. The international referral network afforded to us with our exclusive connection to this long established luxury brand and access to the best real estate agents in the world gives us a crucial competitive edge in today’s luxury marketplace. — CHRIS KAPCHES Chief Executive Officer And President Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

GLOBAL MARKETING REACH

We present our finest properties to the world via Christie’s International Real Estate website, numerous international syndicated websites, and their magazine. Our properties stand side by side with the world’s most luxurious and unique properties.

AWARDED

With Christie’s elite global presence and reach, Chestnut Park properties are marketed to discerning buyers through a vast sales network that reaches around the world.

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR IN 2015

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In the Studio with Bespoke Eye Wear Makers Maison Bonnet

Heading the family firm that created Yves Saint Laurent’s signature eyewear, Franck Bonnet handcrafts spectacles and sunglasses that are visions of character and individuality. CONTENT PROVIDED BY CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

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rom an early age, Franck Bonnet knew where his future lay. Hanging out with the craftsmen at his father’s eyewear business in Burgundy, France, he absorbed their knowledge and studied their art, ultimately becoming CEO of Maison Bonnet. “I’d spend

my Wednesdays with the craftsmen, trying to create little objects with the materials at my disposal,” remembers Bonnet. “Bespoke wasn’t viewed the same way in the 1980s, so my father was unsure, but I insisted. I was 18 and as the eldest of three, it was my responsibility to take over the family business.”

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Bonnet, along with brothers John and Steven, is the fourth generation of the family atelier that began in the 1930s. “We’re guardians of an exceptional know-how, cultivated over generations and we need to pass on those skills, reflexes, and gestures, the mastery of materials, taste, and passion,” he says. “I still use pencils, files, and other tools as I did when I started. John has a passion for tortoiseshell grafting, which requires incredible skills and 10 years’ training, and Steven, the youngest, feels the same but uses software and a mouse,” he says. “Thanks to Steven’s knowledge we can embrace the future. When designing for a new client, Bonnet first seeks to understand their personality, “guessing what they are not ready to share.” Then he looks at frame shapes, drawing from a library of hundreds.

I’d spend my Wednesdays with the craftsmen, trying to create little objects with the materials at my disposal.

The materials come last. Frames are offered in acetate, low-allergy organic composite materials, buffalo horn, vintage tortoiseshell, and gold. “We work like artists,” Bonnet says. “Everything is important: the face’s ergonomy, length of eyelashes, bumps… We discuss everything, from the smallest issues and imperfections, to how they feel, how they live. Each piece is the fruit of a conversation.”

The stylish salon at Maison Bonnet, Paris, is filled with inspiration and images of the brand’s high-profile clients. Image: Charly HO

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A craftsman at work at the Burgundy atelier of bespoke glassware maker Maison Bonnet. Image: Charly HO

But why bespoke? “Glasses should never take center stage. Your eyes and gaze are what matter. If someone tells you that you have amazing glasses, the frame has caught attention, not your eyes. It’s about the perfect compromise between seeing and being seen. Weight, height, and hair color determine the frame’s shape, thickness, and material… and these must be secondary to bring out the eyes.” And sunglasses? “They’re the opposite and I become Picasso! We hide the eyebrows, the eyes, the gaze. We can be inventive. We are all about exactness and accuracy, but we love the idea of extravagance, it’s refreshing.” Bonnet splits his time between the original atelier in Palais-Royal, Paris, and the new boutique in London’s Mayfair, where he will surely add to the roll of famous faces framed by the house. Past clients include architect Le Corbusier and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who was “a great fan of tortoiseshell and bought pairs for his partners Maria Callas and Jackie O.” Another loyal customer was fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who wore what would become Maison Bonnet’s most iconic pair of all, designed in the 1970s. “My father was the gatekeeper of bespoke eyewear codes; a clear lens meant the eyes should be seen. But Saint Laurent was so shy he wanted big frames to hide everything, including his eyebrows,” Bonnet says. “This began a new future for the firm,” he adds. “While my brothers and I prefer a measured approach, we will break the codes and adapt with pleasure.” IIS

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// A PEEK AT LUXURY LIVING AROUND THE WORLD //

Mahwah, New Jersey, United States

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PRICE UPON REQUEST

Equestrian Estate, Discovery Manor, New York, United States Sq. Ft: 25,000 // Type: Equestrian Estate, 160 Acres

Discovery Manor is a world-class 160-acre horse farm dedicated to the breeding, sale, and racing of thoroughbreds. The property is strategically located in the heart of the Northeast horse racing industry—home to such famous tracks as Saratoga, Belmont Park, Aqueduct, Pimlico Race Course,Delaware Park, and Philadelphia Race Track (Parx).

THE OWNER’S COMPOUND The main entrance opens to a long driveway that sweeps past acres of fenced paddocks to arrive at a motor

court with an impressive stone fountain. Clad in Jerusalem limestone, the classically inspired main house presents 25,000 square feet of artisan-crafted and exquisitely furnished interior spaces that invite grand-scale living and entertaining. Yet this house is also a home, warm and inviting and lovingly built for the comfort and enjoyment of family and friends. The main level includes a 24-seat formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, lounge and eight-seat bar, great room, and conservatory. A grand staircase connects to three levels of the home. There is also an elevator servicing all four floors. The third floor houses the estate’s business office, four generous en suite bedrooms, and lavish master suite. A private staircase ascends to the fourth floor, offering two generous en suite bedrooms, a sitting room, and dining area served by a Pullman kitchen.

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43+ Acre Equestrian/Sports Compound, Mahwah, New Jersey, United States Beds: 10 // Baths: 10 full // Partial Baths 4 // Sq. Ft: 8,148 // Type: Estate 43 acres

43+ breathtaking acres along the panoramic Ramapo River surrounds this English Country estate offering an incomparable lifestyle within close proximity to Manhattan. For the equestrian, there is a 20 stall barn with state of the art amenities, an indoor riding arena, paddocks and trails. For the sports enthusiast, there is both an outdoor infinity pool, spa, soccer/football field, as well as a basketball court, and private outdoor spa for the master suite. There are sport lounges throughout the estate, as well as an indoor pool, wine cellar, home theater, English Pub/banquet, massage room, gym, and padded recreation area. The details of the main residence are too numerous to list. Unparalleled state of the art technology throughout the compound. Brochure and video tour available. Adjacent property available offering the potential for a 68 acre compound.

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Sydney’s premier polo club, New South Wales, Australia Beds: 10 // Full Baths: 9 // Partial Baths 4 // Sq. Ft: 2,676 // Type: Single Family Home

For further information please visit: https://sydneypoloclub.cve.io • The nation’s most prestigious polo venue and one of the premier event locations in New South Wales. • 287 acres with world-class facilities including three professional-grade polo fields and a beautiful lagoon. • Positioned on the Hawkesbuy River at the heart of the nation’s polo community. • Host of the World Polo Championship in 2017, renowned as the premier event on the international polo circuit. • An outstanding equine centre with indoor arenas, extensive stabling, clubhouse and multiple event spaces. • Prime agricultural land ideal for horse breeding, livestock and wagu beef production with lucerne fields. • Breathtaking grounds with acres of wide open space and panoramic views over the surrounding Blue Mountains. • Numerous annual tournaments and the location for major films including Baz Luhrmann’s epic The Great Gatsby. • Irrigation system, water licence for 527 mega litres, master-planned landscaping and excellent accessibility. • An area of outstanding natural beauty just over one hour’s drive from Sydney and 7km west of Windsor.

Christie’s International Real Estate

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There is no one size fits all approach when it comes to real estate... Whether buying or selling, Helen’s personalized service is a unique one. She carefully listens to her clients’ needs in order help them attain their real estate goals and she maintains a commitment to service excellence. Helen is pleased to welcome Michelle Phillips to her team. Michelle has a background in condo development and has taken the lease and condo market by storm.

www.hbrealestate.ca Helen Braithwaite , SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Chairman’s Award Winner, 2017, 2018, 2019 helenbraithwaite@chestnutpark.com Office: 416 925 9191 Direct: 416 561 3114

Michelle Phillips , SALES REPRESENTATIVE

mphillips@chestnutpark.com Office: 416 925 9191 Direct: 647 261 3655

Bringing the most desired homes to Toronto’s most discerning buyers. Tailored high-quality service is what I delivered to my clients as an award winning personal shopper at Holt Renfrew. This type of service is now woven into the fabric of how I help you buy and sell real estate. With my fingers on the pulse of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods, you’ll be the first to know about market shifts and where to buy. As a seller, your property will rise above the competition with my innovative marketing techniques that expose your property to local, national and international markets. The combination of my bespoke service, global reach and innovative use of technology is the reason why I’ve sold over $36 million in real estate in 2019.

www.jeffknight.ca Jeff Knight , SALES REPRESENTATIVE Chairman’s Award Winner 2017 & Vice Chairman’s Award Winner 2018 jeffknight@chestnutpark.com Office: 416 925 9191 Direct: 416 579 1154

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Providing Concierge Level Service. Supporting you every step of the way. Achieving record breaking results. www.eileenlasswell.com Eileen Lasswell , BROKER Chairman’s Award Winner 2016-2019 EileenLasswell@chestnutpark.com Office: 416 925 9191 Direct: 416 875 8338

Marianne is a Toronto Broker with a long list of loyal clients. She brings an expert touch to each negotiation, handling every detail personally to provide seamless, individualized service. Relentless dedication to her clients, extensive market knowledge, sharp negotiation skills, and creative marketing strategies have elevated her to the top of the industry for 10+ years. For this, she’s earned the honour of consecutive Chairman’s awards. Uniquely, Marianne is known for her thorough understanding of construction and often helps her clients orchestrate renovations. Marianne’s client-focused approach is founded on trust and integrity.

www.mariannemiles.com Marianne Miles , BROKER Chairman’s Award Winner 2017, 2018, 2019 mariannemiles@chestnutpark.com Office: 416 925 9191

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Beyond The Transaction: Guiding You Home Every Step of the Way Want to know how much your home is worth? Contact us to find out how to make it worth more. Real Estate | Design | Home Improvement All Under One Roof

www.debbiepenzoteam.com Debbie Penzo , SALES REPRESENTATIVE Natasha Penzo , SALES REPRESENTATIVE Graeme McIntosh , SALES REPRESENTATIVE debbiepenzo@chestnutpark.com Direct: 416 520 1828

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Passionate about real estate…whether it’s your first home or your forever home. “I see my career as helping people purchase or sell the biggest investment of their lives.” Kara’s business sense and long-time love and appreciation of architecture and style ensure real estate is still the perfect fit. She understands the fast pace of the Toronto Real Estate market and will go above and beyond to make sure her clients’ needs are met. Kara has been honoured with numerous awards over the past 25 years including #1 in unit sales for 3 consecutive years, Chairman’s award, President’s Award and Director’s award. In addition she has been quoted for her Real Estate expertise in The Toronto Star, Toronto Life magazine and been featured on HGTV’s “Sarah’s House.”

www.karareed.ca Kara Reed , SALES REPRESENTATIVE

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// MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS // SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY // GREY // BRUCE //

Selling Real Estate in the Beaver Valley Read and Gail work primarily with the New Young 30/40s Member Families, from the GTA, K/W and London areas, who are joining the Beaver Valley Ski Club and are looking for their rural country property, ski chalet or Lake Eugenia cottage. Our Brand is now firmly established, after being contacted by more than 24,000 families, over the last 24 years, inquiring about membership, and then real estate, centering again around the Beautiful Beaver Valley. Gail also helps the 55 year old demographic couple, retiring from the Club, move from the Beaver Valley up to the Collingwood, Thornbury and Meaford markets, in search of their retirement home, close to the available small town amenities offered there. She will work very hard for you and listen carefully, so she truly understands your needs. Basically, if you ski, or have retired from skiing – this is the Professional Couple to help you either Buy or Sell your lifestyle property.

www.ReadHilton.com - Click for Gail’s MOVIEs

Read Hilton & Gail Crawford , SALES REPRESENTATIVES Read@ReadHilton.com Direct: 705 351 8100 Gail@GailCrawford.com Direct: 705 445 3751 Office: 705 445 5454

Mark resides just outside of Owen Sound & has vacationed in Tobermory on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula most of his life. With over 30 years of success in the sales industry, Mark has leveraged his value of commitment, collaboration & entrepreneurial spirit into the world of real estate. Mark exited the corporate business sector in 2014 to pursue a career in Real Estate. After a successful start, Mark joined the team at Chestnut Park, Owen Sound, in April 2017, and has been the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for outstanding sales performance the past three consecutive years. Mark is proud to serve the Grey Bruce area from Owen Sound to Tobermory. He is dedicated to the needs and goals of his clients and strives to deliver honest and upfront service while making their real estate experience an enjoyable one.

If you are looking to buy or sell your home or cottage, give Mark a call today! Mark McDade , SALES REPRESENTATIVE Direct: 519 387 7650 mcdaderealestate@outlook.com www.MarkMcDade.com

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The Picot Team: Our philosophy is to always put our clients first, provide an experience that is professional and personal, and always place our clients’ goals and expectations as a priority which allows us to build and maintain solid, trustworthy relationships. For our Team, everyday is exciting when you’re part of acquiring and trading real estate in our 4 Season Recreational Area. We are not just selling real estate, we’re creating a LIFESTYLE for you and your family! Call us next time you are in our area and we’ll sit down for coffee to discuss your needs. We look forward to meeting you.

www.ThePicotTeam.com

Barb Picot , SALES REPRESENTATIVE

picot@rogers.com | Cell: 705 444 3452

Ron Picot , SALES REPRESENTATIVE

rpicot@rogers.com | Cell: 705 446 8580

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Proud and passionate about “Muskoka” we can truly say we love what we do! Being engaged in client relationships means we are constantly expanding our knowledge of current market conditions and trends in order to assist our clients with their best interests in mind. Every day is different, keeping us motivated and curious. 40-years of being island cottagers, builders, renovators, and REALTORS®, our client focused track record allows us to promise a successful outcome every time, putting our client’s needs first, ensuring they have all the necessary information to make confident/informed decisions. We look forward to working with you.

Jim Gardiner, ABR , SRES , RSPS, CLHMS, BROKER Iris Gardiner, CLHMS, BROKER ®

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As a specialist in waterfront properties throughout the Muskoka region, Marilyn is your connection to helping you find and acquire or sell your place in Muskoka. Marilyn has an intimate knowledge and understanding of waterfront properties and their potential value. It is through her experience, dedication, discretion and enthusiasm that Marilyn is able to effectively serve the needs of her clientele. Making the right choice is to call Marilyn first.

Top producing Chairman’s Award winner since 2001

Marilyn Mannion , SALES REPRESENTATIVE Direct: 705 801 5538 mannions@muskoka.com www.marilynmannion.com

TRUST • INTEGRITY • KNOWLEDGE • DISCRETION Maggie Tomlinson has one simple goal: to give the best possible service to her clients. She understands the luxury Muskoka real estate market, and provides the guidance and support needed for a positive outcome for both buyers and sellers. Maggie offers specialized training, a proven track record, and extensive experience that enable her clients to make smart and economically sound real estate decisions. Maggie has been involved in Muskoka real estate since the 1980s, and she has successfully been actively marketing and selling cottages, homes, vacant land and commercial properties for years. She warmly welcomes your inquiries.

Maggie Tomlinson , ASA, ABR, SRS, CSA, BROKER Accredited Senior Agent | Accredited Buyer’s Representative Seller Representative Specialist | Certified Staging Advocate Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist

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Having moved from the GTA over 20 years ago, to the Muskoka area, I get the need for a change of pace! My decision to move was completely fueled by a desire for a certain type of lifestyle. To create a life I love surrounded by nature and community. Working alongside like-minded people who also want this change in lifestyle, is what I love to do. Whether it’s a cottage or fulltime home you’re searching for, I appreciate the time and effort it takes to help you feel at ease with your decision. Understanding that everyone has different “must haves,” there is something that everyone has in common: the need for confidence in your decision and one that you feel good about. I can help you with that. Let’s get you here!

Kim O’Grady, BROKER Direct: 705 788 4894 kim@kim-ogrady.com www.kim-ogrady.com

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“Susan is very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. She accurately priced our Huntsville home with very successful results. We received a firm offer at 98.8% of our asking price. Susan is a highly dedicated Realtor®. She was always available and communicated with us effectively. Susan made selling our property a pleasant and positive experience!” – Bonnie & Terry. SOLD & Closed 2019 “Many thanks to you Susan. It was easy to have confidence in you & your appreciation for old properties helped me a lot. You have a way of holding up possibilities without pressure. I won’t hesitate to recommend you going forward.” – Penny. SOLD & Closed 2019 Direct: 705 788 4176 susanbrown@vianet.ca | www.lakeofbayscottages.com

Dawn Mashinter, SALES REPRESENTATIVE, ABR®, SRS, RESA® CSA™ DAWN, your North Muskoka Real Estate Professional & Advisor serves the Huntsville & The Almaguin Highlands with distinction and PROVEN RESULTS. Dawn’s extensive career includes 30 years of Marketing and Executive Advertising Sales experience, giving her clients the edge to sell or purchase a property. Dawn’s many Real Estate achievements include; Seller Representative Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Agent, Certified Staging Advocate and Dawn is the proud recipient of the 2019&18 VICE CHAIRMAN’S AWARD and the 2017 PRESIDENT’S AWARD. Direct: 705 571 2534 dawnmash@vianet.ca

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Toronto

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3 T: 416 925 9191 E: homes@chestnutpark.com

Forest Hill

Muskoka // Port Carling

110 Medora Street Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0 T: 705 765 6878 E: cottages@chestnutpark.com

Muskoka // Foot’s Bay

446 Spadina Road Toronto, Ontario M5P 2W4 T: 647 347 8500 E: luxury@chestnutpark.com

1039 McDonald Road (RR1 Mactierpoc 180) Foot’s Bay, Ontario P0C 1H0 T: 705.375.9191 E: footsbay@chestnutpark.com

Collingwood // Southern Georgian Bay

Huntsville // Lake of Bays (Florence St.)

393 First Street, Suite 100 Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1B3 T: 705 445 5454 E: collingwood@chestnutpark.com

Owen Sound // Grey Bruce

957 4th Avenue East, Suite 200 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2N9 T: 519 371 5455 E: owensound@chestnutpark.com

Wiarton // Grey Bruce

551 Berford Street Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0 T: 519 534 5757 E: wiarton@chestnutpark.com

Barrie

32 Florence Street East Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1P8 T: 705 789 1001 E: huntsville@chestnutpark.com

Huntsville // Lake of Bays // Almaguin (Main St.)

59 Main Street East, Unit 2, Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2B8, O: 705 789 1001 Toll-free: 877 789 1003 E: huntsville@chestnutpark.com

Gravenhurst

181 Bay Street Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1X2 T: 705 684 9087 E: gravenhurst@chestnutpark.com

Prince Edward County // Picton

T: 705 445 5454 E: barrie@chestnutpark.com

43 Main Street East Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 T: 613 471 1708 E: princeedwardcounty@chestnutpark.com

Haliburton

Erin // Caledon // Mono // King

4490 Kennisis Lake Road Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0 T: 705 754 0880 E: haliburton@chestnutpark.com

15425 Creditview Road Caledon, Ontario L7C 3G8 T: 519 833 0888 E: country@chestnutpark.com

Peterborough // The Kawarthas

Northumberland County

135 Queen Street, Unit 3, P.O. Box 1293 Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0 T: 705 652 5000 E: peterborough@chestnutpark.com

46 Pine Street South Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3E9 T: 905 800 0321 E: northumberland@chestnutpark.com

Lake Simcoe // North of Markham Stratford // Huron-Perth

64 Hillcrest Drive Stratford, Ontario N5A 5J1 T: 289 338 0767 E: stratford@chestnutpark.com

1000 Islands

T: 416 925 9191 E: homes@chestnutpark.com

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T: 289 338 0767 E: lakesimcoe@chestnutpark.com

Unionville // North of Markham

T: 905 479 8989 E: unionville@chestnutpark.com

Aurora

T: 416 925 9191 E: homes@chestnutpark.com

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