Invest in Style Summer 2019

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VOLUME 2 | ISSUE 6 | SUMMER 2019

Garrison Bespoke AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL NGUYEN INSIDE THIS ISSUE Travel: Spanish Basque Country | the ART of conversation: EMILY FILLER | Toronto living: Toronto’s new pop up market: stackt | Watercraft: SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE G23 luxury Listings | industry experts | Featured Articles



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CONTENTS CHESTNUT PARK REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE INVEST IN STYLE MAGAZINE VOLUME 2 ISSUE 6 SUMMER 2019

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT REAL ESTATE CONFIDENTIAL Trends for Fall 2019

the ART of conversation In conversation with Emily Filler

FOOD & DRINK TORONTO Augie’s Ice Pops chill out this summer

MUST HAVES For you and your home

FEATURE/ FASHION Michael Nguyen suiting up for success

LEXUS AWD RC 350 Radical Coupe

INTERIOR DESIGN Chestnut Park Toronto office’s smart reno, new build for Port Carling, and Huntsville gets a Main Street office

WATERCRAFT Super Air Nautique G23 the legend continues

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TORONTO LIVING

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES

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MUSKOKA LIVING

Stackt: Toronto’s new pop-up market and downtown neighbourhood hub

Spanish Basque Country: go for the food and stay for the culture

The New Yonge + St. Clair how the local BIA is bringing arts and culture back to midtown Toronto

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES Muskoka

MUSKOKA LIVING Building a boathouse what to consider

MUSKOKA LIVING Volunteers preserve Muskoka’s landscape and wildlife 100 years and counting McDonald’s General Store now The Cove Marina

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INVEST IN STYLE LIFESTYLE VOLUME 2 ISSUE 06 SUMMER 2019

President & CEO Chris Kapches

Director of Marketing & Operations

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Maria Neves

Creative Director Philip Feder

Graphic Designers Amanda Mizera Caitlin Stafford

Editorial Editor

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Lesley Kenny

Editorial Contributors

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Matt Driscoll Karen Espinola Natalka Falcomer Erika Floysvik Leticia Gaba Ethan Jones Chris Kapches Lesley Kenny Bob McHugh

Summer regattas: all ages to the waterfront!

Photography Contributor

Huntsville whips up a reputation for fine food

Taylor Nullmeyer

MUSKOKA LIVING Action-packed summer shaping up in Huntsville

Digital Marketing Manager Caitlin Melvin

PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES

Digital Marketing Coordinator

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Karen Espinola

PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES

Digital Marketing Coordinator Ethan Jones

Southern Georgian Bay

Advertising Sales Coordinator Maria Neves investinstyle@chestnutpark.com 416 925 1743

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY LIVING Southern Georgian Bay’s summer of music

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Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage Office: 416 925 1743 1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100 Toronto, ON, Canada M4T 1X3 investinstyle@chestnutpark.com

Architectural designer and developer Michael Curtis

SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY LIVING Southern Georgian Bay farmers’ markets: meet your makers!

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES Owen Sound • Wiarton • Grey • Bruce

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GREY BRUCE LIVING Summer in Grey Bruce fresh food, harbour concerts and a Scottish fling

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Retail Advertising Sales

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY LIVING The Mustang Drive in: paying tribute to the past

PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES The 1000 Islands

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL: Chestnut Park’s Global Partner

Luxury Defined: Gourmet Travel: 8 inspiring foodie trips

ON THE COVER

Christie’s International Real Estate A peek at luxury living around the world

MEET SOME OF CHESTNUT PARK’S SALES PROFESSIONALS

Cover photo of Milos Raonic and Michael Nguyen Photo by: Joseph Nguyen

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A message from the president Chris Kapches President & CEO Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

Chris Kapches 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.

the ART of conversation: Emily Filler

Feature/fashion: Michael Nguyen

Muskoka living: Building a Boathouse WHAT TO CONSIDER

Toronto living: The New Yonge + ST. Clair

watercraft: Super Air Nautique G23 Travel: Spanish Basque Country

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Welcome to Chestnut Park’s Summer issue of Invest In Style. This is the issue that you can tuck into at the cottage (glass of wine optional), take with you on your summer vacation, or just put your feet up at home and lose yourself in the world of wonder and style while visiting some of the world’s most exotic and charming locations. We are proud to present this issue of Invest In Style to our more than 82,000 readers. Our cover story features the work of Michael Nguyen, founder of Garrison Bespoke in Toronto. It is not an exaggeration to say that Garrison Bespoke is the suit maker to the stars, as the cover photo with tennis pro Milos Raonic clearly demonstrates. In other features, you will marvel at the Lexus AWD RL 350 and the Super Air Nautique 623, two superbly engineered machines, one for the road (and perhaps the open track) and the other as the boat (a term that seems inadequate) that leads the water sport industry. The Nautique 623 won the Rider’s Choice Award as the Wakeboard and Wakesurf Boat of the Year. If exquisitely crafted machines are not your thing, we offer you a variety of pieces on art. They range from our interview with painter and collage artist Emily Filler, to the arts and cultural renaissance of Toronto’s Yonge and St. Clair area, home of legendary pianist Glenn Gould and the location of Chestnut Park’s flagship office.

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Make sure you don’t miss the eight-storey mural at #1 St. Clair Avenue by Phlegm, the internationally recognized UK street artist. The phrase Phlegm came from one of the four temperaments in ancient Greek medicine. Do you enjoy reading and learning about food? This issue offers articles on gourmet popsicles, farmers’ markets in Georgian Bay and Grey Bruce, the food scene in San Sebastiàn (considered by many to be the gastronomic capital of Europe), and more exotic locations featured in our article on gourmet travel. Some of these include the Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges in Courchevel, France, Mavros Safaris in Zimbabwe, and Soneva Fushi in the Maldives. These are only a sampling of the many stories and articles we have included here for your reading and visual pleasure. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention our historically relevant articles, namely, the McDonald General Store in Foot’s Bay, where two generations of McDonalds continue the family tradition by working as sales representatives in Chestnut Park’s Foot’s Bay office, where previously the family ran a small general store. And the 63-year-old Mustang Drive-In located near Picton in Prince Edward County, one of the few remaining drive-ins in Canada. We hope you enjoy our summer issue as much as we enjoyed preparing it. We have attempted to achieve the same level of professionalism and quality in our Invest In Style magazine as we deliver to all of our clients when providing real estate services. IIS

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real estate confidential Natalka Falcomer VP, 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 (and counting) 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).

Trends for Fall 2019

The hottest trend for Fall 2019 isn’t black faucets and natural materials, or particular shades of pastel. Instead, this trend-turned-lifestyle will shape our decisions about what to drive, eat and wear: environmental sustainability. SMART CLEANING TOILETS While scratching “clean toilets” off my to-do list is all the convincing I need to get a self-cleaning toilet, it’s not the main reason these toilets are a big deal. Most smart toilets use 20 percent less water than low-flow, 1.6 gallon-per-flush toilets and this is a big deal for your water bill and the environment. A 1999 study of 1,188 American homes revealed that “toilet flushes accounted for 27 percent of an individual’s daily indoor water consumption—more than washing machines (22 percent) or showers (17 percent).” A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day. Before we get too pleased with our toilet upgrade, the same study found that “outdoor water applications accounted for 58 percent of overall domestic use.” Which brings us to our next household item for environmental sustainability.

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Smarter Thermostats Thermostats are moving from the hallway to every place they’re needed – your bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room. Today’s thermostat has wireless sensors to measure temperature and humidity. This feature helps to balance hot and cold spots in your home. For example, new thermostats will shift heat from your stifling kitchen to your glacial basement in order to produce a just-right temperature throughout your entire home. What’s more, these units know when you’re sleeping and when you’re awake and adjust to your desired setting accordingly.

POLLINATOR LOW MAINTENANCE GARDENS

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Water preservation is leading the trend to create usable spaces that require minimal maintenance and invite local wildlife. Trending are plants that require little pruning and help with pollination by attracting bees, butterflies and other insects that pollinate. Grass is out and mosaic tiles are in, as well as woodchips and moss to cover shaded areas. Homeowners are also considering the needs of local wildlife by growing seed and berry products instead of grass lawns that suck up both water and time to maintain.

Oven spray cleaners are a toxic hazard to the environment – and a hazard to your health. Enter steam-based selfcleaning ovens. Appliance companies are creating steambased cleaning systems that require no scrubbing and no toxic cleaners. The enamel coating means you can effortlessly wipe off stuck-on drips after a 20 minute steam clean, as opposed to a traditional three hour “ self-cleaning cycle” that still subjects you to toxic fumes and tennis elbow.

Wall-mounted HVAC unit Apart from fan speeds adjusting whenever you step into a room, smart HVAC units also include high performance filtration features that clean and deodorize your breathing space. Similar to smart thermostats, room conditions will automatically adjust based on your human heat signature.

Smart dimmer Ever wonder if you left the lights on? Now you can check from your mobile device and remotely dim or set your own lighting schedule. Smart dimmers not only allow you to set a specific lighting schedule with full-range dimming, but they also adjust according to sunrise and sunset conditions. Smart dimmers will be a hit for any purchaser who wants to simplify her life with prescheduled on and off features, while reducing hydro costs and environmental footprints.

Low maintenance plants help attract bees, butterflies and other insects.

Even if you’re no biophilia enthusiast, it’s still smart to invest in smart toilets and thermostats to attract buyers while incidentally supporting the home we all share – the earth. IIS

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the ART of conversation Erika Floysvik Founder, Art Collectif

“Art is for everyone and everyone can be a collector.” That is the spirit behind Art Collectif, an online destination for contemporary paintings, photography and mixed media artwork. The collection is curated by Erika Floysvik, a long time collector and art enthusiast who champions the careers of rising art-world talent. Art Collectif’s collection speaks to new and emerging collectors with a love for contemporary art that is bold, graphic and energetic.

IN CONVERSATION WITH EMILY FILLER PHOTOGRAPHY BY: MARTA SASINOWSKA PRACTICESTUDIES.COM

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the ART of conversation

Dreamscape (rainbow garden) - 60x90 inches mixed media on canvas (acrylic, oil, silkscreen, collage, graphite, oil stick, paper) 2019.

Your collage work appears both organized and spontaneous, a challenging balance to strike. How do you approach your work? I like the spontaneous nature of collage. When working in the studio I find it helpful to keep a lot of materials and imagery around - you never know what the perfect thing will be to complete a piece. None of my work is entirely intentional from point A to point B; I go with whatever is happening in the moment. I like the element of surprise that collage provides, how two colours or patterns look next to each other can be totally unexpected. I think the most important thing is to constantly be observing what looks good and feels interesting. Isn’t that the creative process to an extent? Having an intention or a direction but being open to how you get there? Right! Sometimes I’ll have an idea for a painting that I’m really excited about, but as I start working on it, it doesn’t turn out the way I had envisioned. If you let the painting guide you a bit and are open to letting it turn into something else, the results can be unexpected but great. You have to be open to change. You’re known for your collage work but come from a classical painting background. How did that evolution happen? Years after I finished my BFA at Queen’s, I heard about something called ‘the 100-day project’ where you made one piece a day for 100 days as part of a series. After being out of art school for some time where there was (some) structure, I liked the idea of having an activity that forced me to be more regimented in my own practice. I made 100 small collages that I ended up calling ‘colour studies’ over the course of a few months. This project got me into collage and the idea of layering pieces and combining different imagery. Around the same time, I went to NYC and saw an Andy Warhol show and for the first time really appreciated the beauty of his silkscreens on canvas. I went home inspired to try silk-screening. But that project was one of the ones that didn’t turn out how I originally thought it would. I thought the stand-alone silkscreens needed something so I began cutting them up and layering them. Both the addition of silk screening and the collage project got me into a different mindset with my painting and that’s when my work really changed. > WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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What happened when the 100-day project was over? When the project was over, I really missed it! While I continued making the small collages, I also started to make what could be called ‘collage paintings,’ incorporating all sorts of new elements into my paintings. It’s like I just scaled the project up. Then one day I was having coffee with a friend of mine who is a printmaker and he said, “You know, you’re kind of a collage artist now,” and that really surprised me because I always identified with being a painter. But it’s true, and having a collage mindset has really changed my paintings.

Paper Bouquet (pink + green vase) 22x30 inches silkscreen, collage, and acrylic on paper 2019.

What mediums do you incorporate into your collage work? I work with cut up pieces of canvas, transfers, silkscreens, photographs, paper, paint, pastels, anything really. The latest material I’ve been working with is cyanotype. It’s a photographic printing process that uses the sun to imprint the silhouettes of objects onto paper. That’s what is so freeing about collage – the variety. And it’s opened my eyes; now when I see a material, even a scrap of paper, I think about how I can incorporate it into my work. How has the gallery world received your work? The reception has been great. Interestingly, I think that the collage element in my work is part of what makes my paintings stand out. I like to think that because my work evolved in a very organic way, it’s a very different take on traditional collage. Tell us about your subject matter, which is predominantly flowers. Sometimes I think working with floral imagery is a slightly rebellious act. When I was a younger artist, I was given the impression that this was somehow a predictable thing to do, or not a serious subject matter. But I am trying to get people to see flowers in a different way. I think it is important as an artist for your work to come from a sincere place. There is something intangible about art, you can tell if the artist cared about making the work, or if they didn’t. Flowers have personal meaning for me, as they do for so many people, and I also think they are beautiful. I feel it’s a subject matter with endless possibilities and I’m just getting started. IIS Studio: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street (In Toronto’s West Queen West Neighbourhood) Instagram: @emilyfiller www.emilyfiller.com

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AUGIE’S ICE POPS CHILL OUT THIS SUMMER Plans for a summer party? Add a splash of colour and kid-sized fun with these unique gourmet treats.

Photo by: Angus Fergusson

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anet Dimond, Owner and Chief Bottle Washer of Augie’s Ice Pops, got the idea for her gourmet popsicles after a trip to the US where a vendor selling flavoured shaved-ice caught her eye on the streets of Austin, Texas. The increasing popularity of street food hadn’t escaped her – “I love the feel of it, the authenticity of it” – and she realized that Toronto’s hot summers didn’t, at that time, offer any fun street food. With more than 25 years in the food industry, as a server, restaurant manager, caterer and new product consultant, Janet was well prepared to start her business: “All of my work background came into play. It was like I’d been practicing all those years to start this business.” Augie’s Ice Pops are made with fresh Ontario produce (in season) as well as tropical fruit – sweetened with organic cane sugar, Ontario honey, or maple syrup. Throughout the summer, two dozen flavours are on rotation, including: wild blueberry citrus, strawberry basil lemonade, cucumber lime and chili, and watermelon lemon and mint. “Our brand is super tasty fruit popsicles,” explains Janet. “My goal is high quality local product, and we make the fruit the star. We also do cream and dairy – Vietnamese coffee and Belgian chocolate cream are amazing.”

Janet and her staff (six fulltime in the summer) are always thinking up new taste combos. Adrianne Kulling, long-time Augie’s employee, came up with the idea for their bubble-gum flavour (dried beet to make these pops pink). It’s now a kid favourite and, says Janet, “parents love it because it’s all fruits and vegetables.” The ‘Artist Series’ of Augie’s Ice Pops was developed in consultation with local artists who created colourful patterns for flavour layers. Last summer, the theme for this limited-edition series was women artists in history. The Photo by: Corry Ouellette Mary Pratt version even garnered a tweet from the famous Canadian artist’s daughter: “my mom would have loved that!” What began as a corner stand at a neighbourhood yard sale in 2011 is now a thriving business. Augie’s Ice Pops are available in fine food stores across the GTA, including Pusateri’s, Whole Foods, The Big Carrot, Fiesta Farms, and Fresh & Wild, and at a variety of boutique shops, summer festivals and farmers’ markets. IIS

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must haves

MUST HAVES for you and your home Summer 2019

KHOTAN Vintage Rug

Merlin Side Chair Combine comfort with style with the Merlin Side Chair. This stunning must-have is constructed of oak solids and veneers, with a metallic silver finish. The seat has a Perelli band base for extra seating comfort and both seat and back are upholstered in a dark seafoam-coloured top grain leather. Add this versatile yet unique piece to any room. www.elte.com

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The timeless design of this stunning antique rug makes it worthy of handing down from generation to generation. Hand knotted in Uzbekistan, circa 1930, gorgeous and unique detailing make it a standout statement piece for your home. This one-of-a-kind musthave coordinates perfectly with traditional, transitional and modern décor settings. Visit Elte’s gorgeous collection of vintage and antique rugs and find a unique piece that speaks to you and your home. www.elte.com

Box With Agate Top

Ming Three-Drawer Chest

A funky yet elegant way to store your jewellery and favourite treasures, this luxurious gold box is the perfect solution. With its unique natural agate lid, this must-have is guaranteed to brighten up any shelf or table. www.elte.com

The Ming Three-Drawer Chest is crafted from mahogany in a distinctive indigo finish, with a slender antique brass base and matching drawer pulls. This versatile, streamlined design chest is an elegant storage solution for any space. www.elte.com

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Lumino Gilded Coasters: Set of 4 Protect your table tops with these beautiful coasters. These exquisite pieces are edged in pure silver and 24k gold – adding both functionality and luxury to your home. Take coasters to a new level of elegance with the Lumino Gilded Coasters. www.elte.com

Eton ‘Small Pharmacy’ Floor Lamp The Eton Small Pharmacy Floor Lamp elegantly bridges traditional and modern styles. Luxurious and unexpected, this hand-rubbed antique brass lamp is original and versatile. Elevate your home with this stunning piece. www.elte.com

ZigZag Belly Basket in Natural/White No home is complete without storage solutions. Ethically-sourced and fair trade, this modern basket is handwoven by women artisans in Vietnam. Featuring a fun zigzag design, made from recycled paper, this basket is a household essential. Perfect for storing toys, blankets, and even showing off your favourite houseplant. www.elte.com

The Hunter Sofa The low and luxe modern sofa is ideal for stretching out and relaxing. Its dense seat and back cushions make it an especially comfortable modern sofa, sure to impress as the centrepiece in a variety of spaces. Add a pop of colour to your living room with the Hunter Sofa. www.elte.com

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Feature /fashion Michael Nguyen

MICHAEL NGUYEN SUITING UP FOR SUCCESS BY: NATALKA FALCOMER PHOTOGRAPHY BY: JOSEPH NGUYEN

GARRISON BESPOKE is a place where preparation is the first order of business. Like sharpening the axe that carves the way to distinction, Garrison advises men on how to ready themselves for greatness. It’s a ritual that escapes the hasty pace... So slow down, take a sip, and let’s talk. (Michael Nguyen, 11 Suits Every Man Should Know) uxury extends beyond the carefully chosen fabric that Michael Nguyen, founder of Garrison Bespoke, uses to create some of the world’s most elegant suits. Upon entering the meticulously curated Toronto headquarters at Wellington and Yonge Street, Nguyen greets his clients with a scotch and his focused attention. Within moments he’s analyzing everything from eye colour to lifestyle, with one aim in mind: to create the most luxurious suits the client has ever worn. Without fail, he will hit the mark.

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Feature /fashion Michael Nguyen

Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Nguyen suits up with Canadian professional tennis player Milos Raonic.

- EPICTETUS, Greek sage and Stoic philosopher

Nguyen’s ability to deliver service, his impressive roster of clients, and the massive success of his recent groomsmen service is not a product of privilege or simply being at the right place at the right time. Rather, Nguyen’s renowned service and anticipation of clients’ needs is a product of working as a stock boy at Holts, a salesman at Harry Rosen and Grafton & Co, and of watching his gifted seamstress mother sew dresses in the basement of their humble Toronto home. Nguyen is the only son of Vietnamese immigrants and pinpoints his fascination with fashion to his first holy communion. At the impressionable age of seven, for the very first time, he was able to grab attention away from his older, louder sisters when he wore his first suit – a white tuxedo. Nguyen recounts: >

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FeatureMichael /fashionNguyen Michael Nguyen Feature

I went from being invisible to this moment where people were noticing me and suddenly treating me differently. This feeling of strength and confidence became an obsession closely linked with menswear.

Toronto Maple Leaf’s Mitch Marner looks over colour combinations.

“I went from being invisible to this moment where people were noticing me and suddenly treating me differently. This feeling of strength and confidence became an obsession closely linked with menswear.” Nguyen is more than just a creative with a great sense of style and ability to execute. He is also a businessman. He first completed the family-mandated accounting degree at York University and after his accounting stint with KPMG he studied design at George Brown College then launched his own tailor shop in 2007. While his success appears to be overnight, this couldn’t be further from the truth – he’s been working in the clothing business for over 29 years and, through hard work and diligence, attracted mentors such as founder of Club Monaco and Joe Fresh, Joe Mimra: “[Joe’s] been a client patron of mine since the start and the things he’s suggested have been integral to my success.” Like the suggestion to innovate. As the official tailor for the Toronto Football Club, the Raptors and Maple Leafs, Nguyen wanted to give Toronto’s athletes more than just a great style. He also wanted to deliver comfort. Enter stretch fabric technology. The fabric allows for better movement, comfort and breathability – the ideal option for an active man.

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Feature /fashion Michael Nguyen

Maple Leaf’s Goalie Frederik Andersen picking out materials with Nguyen.

Thinking of becoming a spy? You may want to don Nguyen’s famous bulletproof suit. Worn by members of the Secret Service, professionals working in dangerous parts of the world and government officials, the bulletproof suit is the only one of its kind in the world. It weighs less than 5 lbs but can stop a 35mm bullet. With this type of specialization and attention to comfort and functionality, it’s no wonder Nguyen has an impressive roster of devout followers including rapper Drake, NBA star LeBron James, actor Ryan Gosling and music producer David Foster. He’s also been commissioned to collaborate with TV producers to make custom suits. The ever-stylish and powerful lawyer, Harvey Specter (actor Gabriel Macht), sports Nguyen’s custom suits on the TV show… Suits. While Nguyen has come full circle in his career – his Garrison’s Celebration Collection is now available at Holts, the very place he started in the fashion world, stocking shelves – he shows no signs of slowing down. It may be impossible because he’s emmeshed his life with his work. He spends his leisure time traveling to his company’s outpost in Vancouver and, more frequently, throughout Europe and Asia to sample new fabrics, get inspiration and attend the most influential fashion events. The trajectory of his career is a testament to the fact that there is no one path to success: “There are a lot of really valuable tools you can learn in retail and fashion. Maybe you’re not going to work in it forever, but you can learn how to sell, interact with people and provide excellent customer service. There is just as much value in working here as there is in working at a law firm or an accounting firm in the summer. Parents and mentors should recognize that.” IIS WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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automotive bob mchugh Automotive Writer

Bob McHugh 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.

LEXUS AWD RC 350 (Radical Coupe) Even sharper and more daring (or radical) than the original, the 2019 edition of the RC coupe is a design departure from the normally cautious, conservative Lexus persona. Low and sleek, the RC targets a younger, driving-enthused buyer and it’s available in a wide range of models that will include (later this year) a race-track-ready (472-horsepower) limited edition RC F.

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Wow! That’s a good looking sports car,” was my initial reaction and it was followed by another “Wow!” soon after settling-in behind the wheel of the intense yellow RC 350 F Sport test car. A super comfortable bucket-style driver seat was nestled in a wrap-around cockpit that right away seemed to fit, like a high-quality glove. My RC came with a 3.5 litre normally aspirated V6 engine that can generate 311 horsepower and delivers power to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. A Lexus Drive Mode Select system lets you choose between Normal, Eco, Sport, Sport+ and Snow modes to match your mood and/or driving conditions. The Sport+ mode also allows a driver to customize a personal drive set-up.

Push hard on the gas pedal, however, and the V6 lets out a raspy tailpipe growl at high rpm. In drive, the power surge is immediate and perfectly progressive. While this RC already provides ample power and performance for most driving enthusiasts, the 5.0 litre V8 engine that powers RC F takes performance to supercar levels. An all-new 2020 MY version of the RC F will (for the first time) include a limited release Track Edition, for hardcore driving enthusiasts. Although it will use the same normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 that’s in the RC F, it’s lighter, faster and has more braking power. >

In addition to triple LED headlights and better aerodynamics, the RC now has a slightly wider stance and a lower centre of gravity. Hidden upgrades include new (adaptable) shock absorbers that provide more damping force and stiffer suspension bushings. There’s also an active noise cancellation system and cabin noise is impressively low, for a sporty car, at highway cruising speeds. “The new RCF and the Track Edition, in particular, benefit from constant development since their original launch. With the latest improvements, these models help further distinguish the F brand by offering fast, durable, highly capable performance cars that rely on a range of technologies to help make their performance accessible to drivers of all skill levels,” says Koji Sato, Executive Vice President, Lexus International.”

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Combined with the new electronic launch control system, the RC F Track Edition will be capable of a 0-to-96 km/h (60 mph) time of less than 4.0 seconds. “The new RCF and the Track Edition, in particular, benefit from constant development since their original launch. With the latest improvements, these models help further distinguish the F brand by offering fast, durable, highly capable performance cars that rely on a range of technologies to help make their performance accessible to drivers of all skill levels,” according to Koji Sato, Executive Vice President, Lexus International. In addition to carbon fibre body panels (including a massive tail spoiler), the Track Edition sheds weight in key areas, like its Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors, and it has titanium muffler and tail pipes. Rarely used on production cars, titanium also gives the Track Edition a unique sound. The Track Edition comes with an exclusive red leather interior with Alcantara seat accents and red carbon trim on the doors and dashboard. The 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition will start production during the second quarter of 2019 and pricing will be announced closer to their on-sale dates. IIS

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CHESTNUT PARK TORONTO OFFICE’S SMART RENO, NEW BUILD FOR PORT CARLING, AND HUNTSVILLE GETS A MAIN STREET OFFICE BY: LESLEY KENNY

Q: When should a 30-year-old luxury-oriented real estate brokerage update their office space? A: Probably before now!

Flagship office redesign for Toronto. Photo by: Mitchell Hubble

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hestnut Park’s flagship office opened at 1300 Yonge Street in 1990 with less than 3,000 square feet. Almost 30 years later, the Yonge Street offices now occupy three floors and more than 15,000 square feet. While the company continues to grow under the guidance of CEO Chris Kapches, not much has changed in the intervening years in terms of the brokerage’s office design. The once-new cubicles (hello ‘80s) were looking dated and dingy. Old hard drives and 14” monitors sat mostly unused in a small gray nook. Time for some office landscaping.

From just four agents when it first opened, to 345 agents today, the brokerage attributes its continued success to the hard work of these agents and their dedication to exceptional client service. Erika Floysvik, Founder and Principal Designer of Fia & Company, says that the newly designed main floor “is a sign of the investment that Chestnut Park is making in its business and its agents. The redesign is really about building the culture at Chestnut Park. We wanted to make sure that the agents feel supported in their work. This in turn helps buyers and sellers of course.”

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Toronto office new boardroom.

Agent work stations at the Toronto. Photos by: Mitchell Hubble

The new look is based on the open concept design first introduced into office culture in early 1900s New York by Frank Lloyd Wright. Initially considered to be an efficient way to pool workers, the open concept design has not been without its critics. Too much openness can be a problem, particularly in industries, like real estate, where privacy is an integral component of success. Erika Floysvik’s redesign for Chestnut Park’s Yonge Street office has kept the spirit and functionality of the open concept and added some important and contemporary modifications. The infamous real estate “bull pen,” a bare-bones bank of desks where, traditionally, new agents prove themselves before being offered an actual office, has been transformed into a bright and welcoming communal space. New, usbequipped bench seating with occasional tables, as well as café-style counters and stools, provide opportunities for conversation, collaboration and celebration. Contemporary white desks and cabinetry replaced the old cubicles and gone are the fluorescent tubes, replaced by LEDs (better for mood, the environment and the bottom line). The new carpeting is

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made by a company that buys used fishing nets from coastal communities and repurposes them for use in their products (good for the fishing communities, the environment, and the durability of the carpet). In addition to the communal space with its variety of seating, new meeting rooms with frosted glass doors and window walls now denote the twenty-first century value of transparency in business, while providing agents and clients the privacy required for confidential discussions. Each of these rooms is equipped with a smart screen for presentations and agents can book one of the rooms through a new central booking system, using their smart phones. Chris Kapches says he’s “thrilled with the end result – [I think] it’s very reflective of Chestnut Park. It’s a firm steeped in tradition but with rapid changes in technology and changing approaches to real estate, we realized we had to change and create a more contemporary appearance for the firm while at the same time making the offices more functional. The world has changed dramatically since 1990. This redesign reflects that in a dramatic and artistic way.”

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Artist Rendering. The Port Carling office re-design classic Muskoka look.

Port Carling Office New Build If you’ve driven through the town of Port Carling, you’ve likely passed the Chestnut Park office there. Except the company’s green sign on the building, the little gray and white gambrel-roof office blended in to the cottage community. But by the end of June, the new building will turn heads. According to Chris Kapches, Chestnut Park bought the land in Port Carling in the early 1990s: “The new-build is a gorgeous wood beam construction. We tried to create an office that reflects Muskoka and the kinds of higher-end cottages in the area. We wanted it to be reflective of the real estate we do and our commitment to the Muskoka region. No expense was spared! Our goal was to create and contribute something that enhanced the area and I think we’ve achieved that.”

Huntsville Main Street Office Opened Huntsville, the largest town in Muskoka, now has an official Chestnut Park office. Chestnut Park agents in the area have often worked from their homes, although they are officially connected to the Port Carling Office, a 45-minute drive southwest of Huntsville. Now you can meet with an agent at the Huntsville office – a leased space at 59 Main Street, between a craft brewery and a yoga studio (so, expect a relaxed yet dedicated ambience). The new office celebrated its opening in May. A flagship office redesign in Toronto, a new-build office in Port Carling and an office presence in Huntsville all beg the question: why all this bricksand-mortar investment when business culture is increasingly based on virtual means of communication? Simple, says Chris Kapches, “Chestnut Park provides full service and full service includes a bricks-andmortar presence where agents can meet with their clients. There’s an energy and synergy in an office context, where agents discuss the availability of offmarket properties and exchange market information.” He adds that, “Chestnut Park also provides state of the art marketing services to its agents and their clients, making Chestnut Park one of the most recognizable brands in the industry.” IIS

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the perfect wave. NSS allows surfers to switch sides instantly without the need to change up ballast or shift people in the boat, and it also incorporates variable settings that can adjust the steepness and shape of your wave. To be in full control while you’re surfing, opt for the Nautique Surf Switch so you can change which side the wave is on whenever you’d like. Right out of the box the Super Air Nautique G23 comes standard with the complete JL Audio® M Series Elite stereo package. This includes the JL Audio MM100s head unit, 6 JL M-Series speakers throughout the boat, a 10” JL subwoofer and an 8-channel JL amplifier. Bump up to our M Series Studio Elite package and that gives you two 12” subwoofers and our exclusive JL WaveFront™ technology featuring JL 6.5” M-Series speakers firing through a specially-tuned aperture at the base of the windshield. This premium Studio Elite sound package also features increased zone control to configure crisp sound throughout your boat at exactly the volume you and your passengers prefer.

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and reliable engines are the culmination of PCM’s dedication to creating the most innovative engines available. Our 2.0:1 transmission comes standard on all G-series models, delivering smooth operation matched with the perfect combination of horsepower and torque. With 2,850 pounds of sub-floor ballast and the ability to customize your wakesurf waves and wakeboard wakes, the G23 stands alone at the top of the wake boat market. The integration of the Nautique Configurable Running Surface® (NCRS) and the Nautique Surf System (NSS) right into the design of the hull allows this legendary model to outperform the rest and has an ability for the wakes behind the boat to be completely adjustable. Dish out perfect wakeboard wakes for beginners, experts and everything in between, or set up a surf wave exactly the way you want it, the G23 is capable. The best wakes, the best surf waves and all the high-end refinements you’ve come to know from a Super Air Nautique, that’s the G23. IIS

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TORONTO’S NEW POP-UP MARKET AND DOWNTOWN NEIGHBOURHOOD HUB PHOTOGRAPHY BY: KAREN ESPINOLA

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hat’s inside Toronto’s new moveable urban market made of shipping containers? It depends what day you visit.

Stackt opened for business this spring in an unlikely downtown Toronto spot – an industrial lot near the railway tracks at Bathurst and Front Street. Founder Matt Rubinoff leased the 100,000 square foot parcel of industrial land from the City (until September, 2020) and refurbished 120 shipping containers, arranged domino-style, to form a mini urban market that includes a variety of specialty foods, coffee, services, clothing, art and outdoor events. There’s even an on-site craft brewery. Belgian Moon (also made from shipping containers) that offers outdoor seating and a view of one of the four courtyards. The brewery room itself was open for a public peak during Doors Open Toronto in May. Stackt provides a much-needed cultural community hub for the King West neighbourhood which has seen a remarkable

increase in the number of new condos in recent years. More than 200, 000 live within walking distance of the new market and Matt Rubinoff hopes his specialty curated venture will also draw curious residents from other neighbourhoods, as well as tourists. The business model for Stackt is based on a rotating roster of local, national and international companies, from startups to more established brands (who are asked to do something different, like test out a new concept or product line). Recognizable brand names are sandwiched in between local start-ups and boutique services. When I attended the soft launch in April, tenants included Hayla Shoes, The Vegan Butcher, Carmel Flowers, Reunion Coffee, Donut Monster, RichFace makeup, BMO, and Inkbox tattoo, where you can get a tattoo that lasts for only two weeks, for under $20. Appropriately enough to their business, as well as the Stackt market in general, Inkbox’s in-shop sign declares “we’re here for a good time, not a long time.” >

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At any one time more than 30 different businesses (and workshops, from DIY to yoga) will set up shop in the urban market and only a handful are signed on for the full duration of the lease. Some pop-ups will rent the space for only 10 days. These shortlived occupancies provide home-based businesses a short-term, affordable retail space opportunity and offer online businesses a place to show and sell their products in a bricks-and-mortar building. Without the bricks. Or the mortar. The dark gray shipping containers, each 280 square feet and all Ontario Building Code compliant, will soon be painted by local artists. “Every time someone comes down they will experience something different. There’s a lot on offer and a lot more to come. You could visit a few times in the same weekend and have different experiences. We’re even rotating our chefs through every three months,” says Rubinoff.

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Outdoor programming includes movie screenings and pickup basketball games, opportunities for local artists and musicians, a speaker series, film festivals, comedy nights, food festivals and market stalls. Summer plans include a community greenhouse for nearby residents who don’t have a balcony and want to grow their own urban herbs and veggies. And those 14 railway tracks just to the south of Stackt? Plans are underway for a train-viewing platform. For the kids. Riiiight. IIS

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SPANISH BASQUE COUNTRY GO FOR THE FOOD STAY FOR THE CULTURE BY: LESLEY KENNY

By all means brush up on your Spanish before you go, but rest assured, once you’re in Basque Country, words will fail you. From the cobblestone streets and baroque architecture of the old villages to the curvy, titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, this region successfully embraces its cultural past while it welcomes a cosmopolitan future. ucked around the Bay of Biscay, where cliffs plunge into the Atlantic, the Basque Country is not a country at all, although it does have its own language (Euskara), flag and proud history. The autonomous region straddles the border between northern Spain and southwest France, along the Pyrenees. A ceasefire declared in 2010 ended the violence which marked the region for decades, and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. Now the Basque Country, with its breathtaking coastline, contemporary arts scene and many Michelin-starred restaurants, offers an ideal European holiday. >

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Beautiful San Sebastián.

Considered by many to be the gastronomic capital of Europe, food in the Basque Country is a mix of old-world cooking and twenty-first century culinary innovation. In San Sebastián there are more than 100 gastronomic societies, where men do all the cooking – and cleaning up. A few miles south of the coast, surrounded by gently sloping mountains, Bilbao’s vibrant cultural scene and extraordinary architecture helped make it the Best European City of 2018. Near Bilbao, Restaurante Azurmendi, the most sustainable restaurant in the world, has its own on-site winery, greenhouse and food lab. Barhopping is a sport in the coastal city of San Sebastián, where proprietors compete for your attention with the freshest and most delicious pintxos (“peen-chose”). These savoury hand34

held appies (similar to Spain’s tapas) are made with fresh, local ingredients, particularly fish and seafood, set atop a piece of crusty bread and held together by a large toothpick or skewer. While each bar (there are hundreds), has its own personality, most are loud and lively places. Amidst the friendly banter and dozens of colourful dishes, how do they keep track of what you owe? Simple – save your skewers and present them to be counted. Old world trust and new world economies. While you could easily live on pintxos alone, you don’t have to – the city boasts a number of Michelin-starred restaurants. Arzak, a three-star, four generation family-run restaurant, consistently lands on the list of top 50 restaurants in the world.

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Another beautiful day at the beach in San Sebastián.

Old town of Bilbao, Basque Country.

Luxury beachside mansions and condos look onto La Concha, San Sebastián’s urban beach, framed by an ornate white railing, the iconic symbol of this old and beautiful city. Outdoor festivals, concerts, opera and children’s programming are all reasons why, in 2016, San Sebastián was awarded the title of Europe’s Cultural Capital. Rent a car and drive along the quieter roads to appreciate the towns and village of the Basque region. Hondarribia, a coastal village on the border with France, with its immaculate houses and colourful balconies, is a must for food lovers. In the centre of La Rioja Alavesa, the Basque Country’s main wine region, the walled village of Laguardia sits on a hill. The village was built long ago on a series of tunnels and cellars, for military purposes. Now local wineries use the cellars for wine-making and many welcome visitors to appreciate their centuries-old artisanal process. The microclimate in La Rioja Alavesa is almost always sunny in summer. You may already know Gaztelugatxe by its other name, Dragonstone, from the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones. The rocky islet in the Bay of Biscay joins the mainland by a set of steep, curving steps, set into a narrow stone foot bridge. Perched atop Gaztelugatxe, a tiny chapel, rebuilt many times since its medieval origins, offers jaw-dropping views of the dramatic Basque coastline. Make your way Bar sign in the old town of Donostia.

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THE NEW YONGE + ST. CLAIR HOW THE LOCAL BIA IS BRINGING ARTS AND CULTURE BACK TO MIDTOWN TORONTO BY: MACKENZIE KEAST, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, YONGE + ST. CLAIR BIA PHOTOGRAPHY BY: THE YONGE + ST. CLAIR BIA

Not many people from outside of midtown Toronto will say ‘let’s check out what’s happening at Yonge + St. Clair.’ Even with an amazing mix of retailers and large corporate offices, it’s an area that had the worst kind of reputation: no reputation at all. But times are changing, and the Yonge + St. Clair BIA has embarked on a multi-year strategy to reshape the area’s narrative and attract new visitors with arts and cultural amenities.

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onge + St. Clair’s history was shaped by the arts. It was home to legendary pianist Glenn Gould, two movie theatres, and was a destination for fine fashion. Although much of that history is physically gone, Yonge + St. Clair’s DNA is inescapably tied to these cultural roots.

Yet in the recent past, the neighbourhood has been overlooked by many as they seek amenities and attractions more easily found at Yonge and Eglinton or Yonge and Bloor. So how do we bring that culture back to a neighbourhood with no galleries, theatres, or major event spaces? Enter the Yonge + St. Clair Business Improvement Area (BIA). Formed in early 2018, our primary goals are to populate the area with arts and cultural experiences, generate attention, and to attract new visitors. The strategic actions of the BIA - combined with a renewed sense of opportunity by local property owners and merchants - is re-writing the area’s narrative and helping to shape a new Yonge + St. Clair that cannot be ignored. Just before the BIA was established, Slate Asset Management commissioned an 8-storey mural by internationally acclaimed UK artist Phlegm on the side of their building at 1 St. Clair W. The mural depicts a gigantic human form comprised of Toronto landmarks. The artwork became an instant icon for Yonge + St. Clair and set the tone for the cultural amenities yet to come. Midway through 2018, the BIA began preparations for a winter installation that would create a destination for holiday shoppers. Their challenge: design a unique cultural landmark with a holiday theme while being innovative enough to make the public want to visit. >

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Working with local artists Studio F Minus, the BIA developed the ‘Tunnel of Glam,’ an 80-foot long tunnel comprised of over 14 million reversible sequins. The sequin material, a popular fabric used on children’s toys and clothing, is a tactile experience that allowed visitors to physically alter and shape the installation. It was the largest single use of the reversible sequin material ever undertaken in the world, creating a stunning visual impact. The Tunnel was built in late November of 2018 and opened publicly for the first time on December 1. The response was immediate and overwhelming. Local news outlets shared the story of the magical 80-foot sequin tunnel. It attracted thousands of daily visitors during its four week run, with the Tunnel often being completely full while eager visitors waited outside for their turn. Photos of the Tunnel went viral, receiving over 1.2 million impressions on social media. Best of all, it brought people of all ages to the neighbourhood on the weekends when Yonge + St. Clair is typically slower. The Tunnel is now in storage, awaiting its revival during the 2019 holiday season. Interacting with the Tunnel of Glam.

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Phlegm Mural at Yonge and St.Clair.

They’ve also developed partnerships with local arts events to bring those experiences to the neighbourood. In January of 2019, the BIA partnered with DesignTO (formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival) to add installations and programming as part of the two-week festival. The BIA collaborated with local property owners and artists, bringing 12 art installations to the area. It was the largest agglomeration of art in the festival program. A walking tour of prominent installations was hosted by DesignTO, together with a free public lecture featuring local Toronto creatives. This is just the beginning. The Yonge + St. Clair BIA will soon re-launch the Summer Music Series, bringing musicians

to the neighbourhood’s streets. They’re working on the installation of a new mural that will create another landmark for the community. They’re planning installations for the summer. They’re growing more partnerships with local arts programmers. And of course, they’re bringing back the Tunnel of Glam. The work of the BIA has only started, and doesn’t exist in a silo. It’s going hand in hand with the vision and passion of the local merchants, business owners, employees, property owners, and residents. Together, there is a shared belief in the potential of this community and the opportunity to create an exciting destination for the arts. See you at Yonge + St. Clair. IIS

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is Canada’s largest and most diverse city. More than half of the residents who call Toronto home have roots in another country, and almost 200 different languages are spoken here. The result is a vibrant and dynamic culture in business, arts, sports and education. The city’s skyline is famous for the CN Tower, now the world’s third tallest tower and the highest outdoor walk on a building. The glass-floor observation deck offers visitors stunning 360-degree views of the city, Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. But back on the ground Toronto is known as the city of neighbourhoods, like lakefront Beaches, historic Chinatown and Little Italy. Year-round festivals celebrate the city’s diversity and hospitality.

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Toronto’s many galleries and museums, especially The AGO and The ROM, are renowned for their stunning architectural presence – and for how long guests want to spend inside. Residents and visitors enjoy world-class theatre and concerts, and crowds fill the Scotiabank Arena, Rogers Centre and BMO Field to cheer on their favourite local and international teams. The city’s downtown core boasts everything from distinctive boutique experiences to trendy fashions, and a dazzling assortment of traditional and innovative restaurants. Throughout the urban centre, tree-lined streets, expansive parks and green ravines are enjoyed year-round for morning runs, leisurely strolls and family outings.

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A Beautifully Crafted Moore Park Home Toronto, Ontario Ƃ À>Ài xä v Ì Ì Ü Ì > « à } i >à >` > Ì « Ì L ÌÌ renovation, taking every need into account. The result is 70 Rose Park Dr, a fabulous family home in the small pocket of Moore Park west of Mt. Pleasant, ideally located a very short distance from Yonge & St. Clair. Features include a large living rm, separate dining rm, stunning kitchen/ family rm with its wall of windows & sliding doors leading to the deck and large garden. An incredible mudroom off the kitchen, which leads to the backyard & attached garage, holds tons of storage & a dog shower. / i ëiVÌ>VÕ >À >ÃÌiÀ ÃÕ Ìi vi>ÌÕÀià > ` ÕL i à `i` }>à wÀi« >Vi i>` } Ì > >À}i Ü> V ÃiÌ° Ƃ vwVi ÌÃ Ü iÛi à ÃÕÀÀ Õ `i` by windows on 3 sides. The 2 additional bedrooms on the 2nd level are >À}i E Û Ì }° / i {Ì Li`À ] V>Ìi` Ì i ÎÀ` y À] à > Ãi«>À>Ìi space with its own ensuite, perfect for a teen or guest. The lower level contains a guest bedroom with full bathroom, laundry rm, large rec rm with wet bar & gym.

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BREATHTAKING PENTHOUSE - 3548 SQ FT OF TERRACE OverLOOKING LAKE ONTARIO! toronto, Ontario

This exquisite penthouse located at One Rainsford Road in Toronto’s vibrant Beaches neighbourhood is nothing short of LÀi>Ì Ì> }° / à ëÀ>Ü } Î]{äx õ vÌ i L >ÃÌà L Ì North and South panoramic vistas, with a rare, ever changing Lake Ontario view. iÌ VÕ ÕÃ Þ `ià } i` > ` w à i` LÞ Ì i À } > Ü iÀ] Ü Ì Ì i µÕ> ÌÞ v > VÕÃÌ i° >Û Ã >ÃÌiÀ ÀiÌÀi>Ì Ü Ì ÌÀ> µÕ wÛi piece ensuite and two separate dressing rooms. A second bedroom with a well appointed three piece ensuite completes the private space of the home. Gracious principal room sizes with a private i vwVi] Õ«ÃÌ> Àà v> Þ À ] > ` ÌÜ L>Àà vviÀ > « i Û } ë>Vi° /Ü wÀi« >Við Õ `Ài`à v Ì ÕÃ> `à ëi Ì w à }ð 1 Li iÛ>L i Î]x{n õ vÌ v «À Û>Ìi ÀÌ ] - ÕÌ E À vÌ « ÌiÀÀ>Vià with tranquil lake and city views are unlike anything you have ever seen before! Custom walnut and stone millwork throughout. Two underground storage rooms and two car parking. Turn-key tranquility!

Marianne Miles**

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO

1.1 ACRE IN NIAGARA-ON-THE LAKE!

$1,675,000

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

Weekend wonders, retirement peace or quieter family lifestyle. Whatever the reason – See Niagara on the Lake! Gorgeous 1.1 acre property abutting equally stunning conservation lands with meandering brook. Ûi Þi>À À Õ ` À Üii i ` «i>Vi > ` «À Û>VÞ° xäää õÕ>Ài viiÌ] { Li`À ð >LÕ Õà y À « > v À i ÌiÀÌ> }° >À}i LÀ } Ì ÌV i ° > y À v> Þ À E > y À >Õ `ÀÞÉ Õ` À ° ÀiVÌ >VViÃà to double garage. Multiple walk outs to verdant gardens. Master L >ÃÌà «À Û>Ìi `iV ] x « iVi i ÃÕ Ìi > ` Ü> V ÃiÌ° ÜiÀ iÛi has large games room, bar area and sitting area. Newer furnace. New iÝ«> à Ûi `iV ­Óä£n® > ` iÜ À v ­Óä£n®°

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$21,500,000

$11,500,000

Rosedale Tour De Force!

Forest Hill Elegance

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Exciting, Iconic & Renowned Integral House In Prime Rosedale. Built In 2010 By A Worldwide Acclaimed Mathematician, It Is A Symphonic Blend Of The Rational & Emotional & Combines Creative Family Living & Artful Performance Space For Sophisticated Citizens Of The World. It Is Perhaps One Of The 10 Top Private Residences Built Globally In This Century.

This is an unbelievable estate home with 9000 sq feet of above grade perfection. Tremendous principal rooms for the most sophisticated entertaining. A fabulous kitchen & breakfast room spills out to the terrace & pool alongside a huge great room creating an amazing space for family living and relaxing.The master bedroom, with his & hers closets and a sumptuous ensuite, has its own den with > wÀi« >Vi° x >`` Ì > Li`À à > Ü Ì i ÃÕ Ìià VÀi>Ìi Ì i «iÀviVÌ v> Þ home. An over 2000 sq ft garage, gym, wine cellar & rec room, with a walk-out Ì Ì i « ] >`` Ì Ì i >} wVi Vi v Ì Ã Õ i Ì> ÀiÃÌ i°

JANeT LINDSAY*

JIMMY MOLLOY*

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO $5,595,000

$2,995,000

HOGGS HOLLOW - FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT LEGACY!

Classic Victorian Outside, Stunning Modern Inside!

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Nestled on private landscaped grounds, this one-of-a-kind residence features y À Ì Vi } Ü ` Üà > ` } >Ãà ` ÀÃ Ü Ì Ã«iVÌ>VÕ >À }>À`i Û iÜÃ] £ä¿ Vi }Ã Ì i > y À] iÝÌi à Ûi ÕÃi v Ü ` E ÃÌ i] à `i E ÕÌt Ƃ { V>À }>À>}i ­Û > vÌ® v À Ì i V>À i Ì Õà >ÃÌt Ƃ Ì Ã Ã Ü Ì Ü> } ` ÃÌ> Vi v 9 }i shops, restaurants & TTC.

Truly masterfully executed design & renovation await you at this Yorkville home! Over 3000 square feet of custom designed living. The open concept > y À vi>ÌÕÀià > ÃÌÕ } ` ÕL i à `i` wÀi« >Vi] > * v À Ì> Þ ÌV i Ü Ì £x v Ì Ã > ` > ` y >Ì } ÃÌ> ÀV>Ãi Ü Ì } >Ãà À> }ð Î Li`À Ã] Î baths with fabulous basement. Totally turn-key in the heart of the City!

PAULA VON STEDINGK* B.SC. (P.T.) VICKO M. VON STEDINGK*, MBA

Janice Rennie*, Julie Rennie*, KAtie Rennie*

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$1,999,000

100 Acres in WhitchurchStouffville Stouffville, Ontario

Beautiful property consisting of 100 acres on 2 road frontages in Whitchurch-Stoufville. House with detached garage (storage ë>Vi >ÌÌ>V i` Ì }>À>}i®° Minutes to shopping, hospital & Hwy 404. Contact Karen Wherry for more information. äx {Ç n n À {£È xÈÓ Ó£{È°

Karen Wherry **

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$19,800,000

HISTORIC CAVERHILL IN ROSEDALE toronto, Ontario

Light-filled, Spacious, Contemporary Condo in Yorkville! Toronto, Ontario

Sophisticated and comfortable, this two-storey condo is located one block from the Four Seasons, in an award-winning building. Two balconies, one east and one west, take full advantage of morning and afternoon light. Spacious, «i À Ã] ÌÜ >À}i Li`À à « Õà `i ] >««À Ý >Ìi Þ Ó£xä õÕ>Ài viiÌ° The perfect home for downsizers or a family looking for carefree living.

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Õ Ì Ì i £nxäà > ` meticulously renovated. This landmark estate is set on almost a full acre of land offering the utmost in privacy in prime South Rosedale just minutes from Yorkville and Ì i w > V > ` ÃÌÀ VÌ° - >À } £{½ Vi }Ã] x³£ Li`À Ã] baths. Property includes a 3 car garage, separate coachouse, connected to the main house via an underground walkway. Pool & hot tub. * SALES REPRESENTATIVE ** BROKER

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA

Muskoka synonymous with cottage country – is a household name in North America. Situated around three large lakes (Muskoka, Joseph and Rosseau), the Muskoka region was once dubbed the ‘Malibu of the North’ by The New Yorker, because of the number of celebrity estates in the area. Beautiful homes and well-appointed summer cottages offer breathtaking views of the lakes and constellation of private islands. Your experienced Chestnut Park Muskoka Real Estate Agent understands your discerning tastes. The number of local residents more than doubles in the summer when 100,000 seasonal residents join the 60,000 lucky permanent residents of the Muskoka region. But the privacy afforded by sprawling tree-covered properties and the vastness of the granite-carved area means that Muskoka can easily accommodate visitors while maintaining everyone’s privacy and sense of open space.

The Muskoka region is known for its exceptional dining, trendy shops, craft beer scene and contemporary art galleries and museums. Kids can choose from a variety of exciting summer camp programmes and families can join in the year-round cultural festivals. Call a Chestnut Park Muskoka Real Estate Agent to introduce you to this stunning region. When you’re not relaxing dockside, you can paddle. Whether you’re a serious kayaker or it’s your first-time trying to figure out how to sit in a canoe, you’ll revel in hours of scenic adventure. Or just take your paddle board out on a lake, early in the morning, and attempt some inspiring yoga poses. From the haunting call of the loon to the variety of trees and vegetation local to the region, Muskoka is a nature lover’s paradise. But if hiking is not your favourite way to appreciate the grandeur, there are boat cruises that will offer you a new perspective.

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COVETED SOUTH LAKE JOSEPH ADDRESS

OFFERED AT: $4,500,000 Muskoka, Ontario If location, year round accessibility, privacy and views are paramount ‌ then this turn-key offering will tick off all of those boxes œ˜ ĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ ĂœÂˆĂƒÂ… Â?ÂˆĂƒĂŒ° "˜Vi ˆ˜ > ĂœÂ…ÂˆÂ?i ÂœÂŤÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒĂ•Â˜ÂˆĂŒĂž Ž˜œVÂŽĂƒ >˜` ĂƒĂ•VÂ… ÂˆĂƒ ĂŒÂ…i V>Ăƒi ĂœÂˆĂŒÂ… ĂŒÂ…ÂˆĂƒ ĂƒÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ… >ÂŽi ÂœĂƒiÂŤÂ… ÂŤÂœÂˆÂ˜ĂŒ Âœv Â?>˜` ÂœvviĂ€ÂˆÂ˜} {Çx feet of frontage and 2.24 acres. Gentle land, mature pines, and amazing long south lake views. Year round 3 bedroom cottage plus ĂƒÂŤ>VÂˆÂœĂ•Ăƒ Â?ÂœvĂŒ i˜Â?ÂœĂžĂƒ > }Ă€>˜`v>ĂŒÂ…iĂ€i` ĂŽx vÂœÂœĂŒ ĂƒiĂŒL>VÂŽ° /ˆŽˆ L>Ă€ >˜` Ăœ>ĂŒiĂ€½Ăƒ i`}i vÂˆĂ€i ÂŤÂˆĂŒ° Ă“Â‡ĂƒĂŒÂœĂ€iĂž ĂŽÂ‡ĂƒÂ?ÂˆÂŤ LÂœ>ĂŒÂ…ÂœĂ•Ăƒi ÂœvviĂ€Ăƒ Ă“ Â“ÂœĂ€i }Ă•iĂƒĂŒ bedrooms, plus both covered and open deck areas. Mostly furnished and ready for your immediate enjoyment. 8KUKV YYY /WUMQMC%QVVCIG(QT5CNG EC to view the interactive 3-D iGuide tour with floor plans, photo gallery, aerial pics and drone video. Call Maggie today to arrange your private viewing.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA $19,000,000

$899,000

FAMILY COMPOUND FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR THE FINEST ON LAKE JOSEPH

LAKE MUSKOKA VIEWS & WALK TO TOWN

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

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This incredible ‘off-water’ cottage alternative enjoys good privacy with public dock, boat launch close by. Walk to swimming, canoe/kayaks, SUPs. Approx 3,700 õ vÌ Ü { ,Ã] Î L>Ì Ã] }>à vÉ«] } ÕÀ iÌ ÌV i ] «ÀiÃà Ûi >ÃÌiÀ ÃÕ Ìi° £°x V>À i>Ìi` }>À>}i Ü Ü À à « ­ À Ü À ÕÌÉ Õà V À Li `®° Õ V «> Ü>ÌiÀ E sewer, auto generator, a/c, c/vac. Call Maggie today to view.

DAVID SAMBORSKI*

MAGGIE TOMLINSON*, ASA, ABR, SRS, CSA, BROKER

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$5,995,000

FROM $69,900-$259,900

CENTRAL LAKE JOSEPH, EXECUTIVE COTTAGE

LAKE ROSSEAU - THE COTTAGES AT WINDERMERE

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

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ÕÝÕÀÞ vÀ>VÌ > Ü iÀà « >Ü> ÌÃt Î ,à « Õà `i ° Ãi vÀ x] Ç À £Ó Üii à of truly carefree Muskoka enjoyment on the shores of Lake Rosseau. 12-week intervals include PRIME SUMMER WEEKS. Please inquire regarding schedule of wÝi` E y >Ì } Üii ð Ì >Ìi ÃiÌÌ } v Þ È V ÌÌ>}ið i>V ] } v] L >Ì } and Windermere House is right next door. Limited availability!

PAUL CRAMMOND*

MAGGIE TOMLINSON*, ASA, ABR, SRS,CSA, BROKER

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA

LAKE ROSSEAU 1ST EVER OFFERING

$7,295,000

LAKE MUSKOKA FAMILY PLAYGROUND

$6,200,000

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO

Muskoka, ontario

SANDRA WALDIE* Direct\ Çäx È{È {Ç{Ç JAMIE BLAIR* "vwVi\ Çäx ÎÇx £ £

SANDRA WALDIE* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx È{È {Ç{Ç SAMANTHA WALDIE* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx ÇäÈ ÎÎxä

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LAKE ROSSEAU MODERN SPLENDOUR

$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.

7000 sq ft of Sheer -« i ` ÕÀ w i Þ VÀ>vÌi` by Forest Hill Fine Homes marrying Luxe Living w Gracious Muskoka Hampton’s Architecture. 11 ƂV ÎÎx½ } À}i ÕÃ «À Û>Ìi° views, minutes to Carling . Designer Kit, fun media rm, 2 Bdrm boat house. Stunning!

$5,450,000

LAKE MUSKOKA WHOLE ISLAND ESTATE Muskoka, ontario

MUSKOKA, ONTARIO

JIM GARDINER* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx È{È ÇÎxn IRIS GARDINER* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx È{È ÈÎÈÇ

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Contemporary cottage, > Þ Õ«}À>`iÃ] x]äää³ sq.ft. featuring walls v } >ÃÃ] x Li`À Ã] multiple decks/patios to enjoy the outdoors, stunning views, 2-storey BH used as gym. 497’ waterfront privacy. A stunning package! >À` iÀ/i> J} > °V CottagesInMuskoka.com

LAKE JOE 410’ 33 AC SW JEWEL

Magical 3.7 Acres with Stone and Wood Mansion, Antique Boat Collectors Boat house suited above + Guest Res. Famed Beaumaris Family Compound Jewel.

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SOLD

www.muskokalakescottages.net

1,158’ Sunset Landmark

Muskoka, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

Stunning package owner cherished coveted -> `wi `É iÌÌ - Ài º -Ì>ÀÀ» ƂÀV ÌiVÌÕÀi { Bdrm & 2 bdrm Boat house 3 car Garage. A Connoisseur’s Choice.

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LAKE MUSKOKA 11 BDRM SUNSETS

SOLD

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Muskoka, Ontario

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Lake Muskoka Chic Priv Island Jewel

$3,995,000

A Great Estate in every sense of the word. Twin à Àià ÈÈä½] n ƂV° ÝV ° Beaumaris/Port Carling Corridor. Breathtaking vistas, Mag stone,Terrace, boat house with 3 bays, Timeless design.

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Muskoka, Ontario

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

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA

LAKE JOSEPH SOUTH EXP.

$3,195,000

BEN IMRIE* DAN IMIRE* "vw Vi\ Çäx ÇÈx ÈxÈx

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Muskoka, ontario

Level lot w/ contemporary V ÌÌ>}i vi>ÌÕÀ } > y ÀÃ] custom baths, steel mono stringer stair, wine cellar and more. Large windows open to the ash decks and sunny south exp and sand beach & shore located in a quiet bay less then 200 municipal km’s to Toronto.

Èxν v ëiVÌ>VÕ >À property w stunning long views, nestled away in a natural setting. Location is ideal & has 3 separately deeded lots allowing for a compound. You can build close to the water or higher up maximizing views. Paved path to water that a suburban can navigate.

Ben@iMuskoka.com Dan@iMuskoka.com www.iMuskoka.com

LAKE MUSKOKA FAMILY/FRIENDS WELCOME

$1,895,000

NORTH LAKE ROSSEAU

$2,400,000

Muskoka, ontario

Ben@iMuskoka.com Dan@iMuskoka.com www.iMuskoka.com

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LAKE ROSSEAU SUMMER SUNSET FUN

SOLD

Muskoka, Ontario

JIM GARDINER* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx È{È ÇÎxn IRIS GARDINER* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx È{È ÈÎÈÇ

LAKE MUSKOKA-ENTERTAINMENT READY

$1,149,000

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JIM GARDINER* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx È{È ÇÎxn IRIS GARDINER* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx È{È ÈÎÈÇ

Muskoka, Ontario

Cozy 4 bdrm cottage ready for you to make your Muskoka memories. Featuring living space with long view across the lake, large deck surrounding the cottage to enjoy the outdoors, a boat port with spacious sundeck and boat lift, and Bunkie with a 2 pcs washroom.

160’ of splendid privacy in the woods complete with fabulous private views 4 bedrooms incl gar wide dock w slip meticulously maintained. A Gem under 1M.

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LAKE ROSSEAU PERFECT FAMILY COTTAGE

$959,000

Muskoka, Ontario

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Lovely family cottage, large deck with a long view, tennis court, basketball hoop & sauna = outdoor fun! Welcome to your new 3 bdrm+den cottage, master Li`À ÜÉw Ài« >Vi] Muskoka room and more. Move in, enjoy, make your new memories.

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OUTSTANDING SUNSETS ON LAKE JOSEPH

$2,995,000

Muskoka, Ontario

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA QUIET PLEASURES & GLORIOUS SUNSETS?

$1,795,000

LAKE MUSKOKA

$695,000

Muskoka, ontario

Fabulous lot on Pine Island with large open views & sunsets. Excellent privacy & situated very centrally on the Lake. Build your dream cottage & Boathouse.

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Spectacular point of land ÜÉÈxä½ ÃÕ `Ài V i` Ü>ÌiÀ frontage on beautiful Brandy Lake, in the heart of Muskoka. Enjoy the existing cute and cozy turnkey cottage while you design your dream home on this one of a kind rock and pine property. A rare offering with the sunset exposure and privacy you have been searching for.

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$499,000

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Fabulous private Sunset Vac shores w Extended views to Beaumaris & famed scenic scape Painted by A Y Jackson. Build your dreams, chic address.

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Lake Joseph Club Villa

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Cottage life made easy. Beautifully renovated 3 bd corner unit w/ expansive Muskoka room. Sunsets over looking the par 3 Executive course. MARILYN MANNION* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx nä£ xxÎn

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Central Lake Muskoka Unblemished building lot w/ 300’ & 4.3 acres. Great privacy & beautiful natural terrain. Shallow & deep water w/ classic granite outcroppings. MARILYN MANNION* ÀiVÌ\ Çäx nä£ xxÎn

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • huntsville • lake of bays

$809,000

PRIVACY WITH SUNSET EXPOSURE

$3,295,000

$1,600,000

Huntsville/Lake of Bays & Almalguin

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Matt Driscoll is a freelance writer based out of Bracebridge, Ontario. He was 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.

BUILDING A BOATHOUSE WHAT TO CONSIDER PHOTOGRAPHY: TAYLOR NULLMEYER

Muskoka boathouses are almost as iconic as Muskoka cottages. Brightly coloured or blending into the rugged shoreline of the Canadian Shield, there are as many styles of boathouse as there are ways to enjoy the lake. Before you even consider the number of boat slips you require, or the square footage of your balcony, there are a few crucial steps to take.

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hich permits you’re going to need depends a great deal on where you plan to construct your boathouse. That includes who owns the property and in which municipality you plan to build.

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Most municipalities require builders to have their boathouses either designed or approved by an engineer, and all require you to have some sort of building permit. If you're building a new boathouse, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll either be building on municipally-owned lands (like an original shore road allowance) or on lands owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Purchasing an original shore road allowance is generally considered a smart move. The cost is much cheaper than most shoreline property in Muskoka and it increases the footprint of your cottage property. It’s also best to check in with the MNRF before you build as they might require work permits of their own. If you do need a work permit, you’ll also need to create a site plan or survey detailing the work you plan to undertake. Depending on how you propose to support your boathouse (i.e., cribs or steel piles) there might be additional MNRF permits that come into play.

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Rebuilding or repairing an existing boathouse is typically a much easier process. In most cases, these boathouses can be grandfathered under “legal non-conforming” clauses. Even if the boathouse no longer meets current municipal standards in terms of size or function, it will likely still pass the test. Once you have all the proper permits in place, you can begin taking a closer look at some of the more detailed plans. How many boat slips will you require and how big do they need to be? What system will you use to get your boats in and out of the water? Does your boathouse require water and septic services, and is your current system up to the additional usage? Remember, you’re likely going to use your boathouse for many years to come, so take into account your current and future needs. Some of the boathouses that populate Muskoka have stood for more than a century. With some good planning and a bit of luck, yours could be right there beside them, 100 years from now. IIS

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VOLUNTEERS PRESERVE MUSKOKA’S LANDSCAPE AND WILDLIFE BY: MATT DRISCOLL PHOTOGRAPHY BY: ASPEN VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Muskoka is home to a wide array of wildlife, with everything from moose and wolves to bald eagles and even rattlesnakes finding a home within the region’s boundaries.

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long with an abundance of wildlife there are also many people from across Muskoka working at wildlife sanctuaries and reserves to protect, rescue and rehabilitate the area’s vulnerable wildlife.

Spanning some 460 acres on a property just outside the village of Rosseau, Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Muskoka’s oldest and largest refuges for sick and injured animals. Started in the early 1970s, Aspen Valley operates with the simple credo: rescue - rehabilitate - release. Aspen Valley’s primary goal is to rehabilitate animals so they can return to their natural habitat but the centre also offers information on how humans and animals can peacefully coexist with one another. That includes fielding queries and offering advice on humane solutions for problems with animals.

The sanctuary has a rotating cast of animal characters in residency at any given time. That includes moose, deer, bear, wolves, beavers, otters and many others. Depending on the type of animal and the extent of their injuries, they could be at Aspen Valley for just a few hours or several months. They also have several other residents who can never return to the wild for various reasons. Their long term guests include Lena the silver fox, Spirit the arctic fox, Jardica the lynx, Ella the moose, Furley the black bear, Monty the bobcat, Tippy the Western coyote, and several more. The sanctuary relies heavily on donations and guests are welcome to tour the grounds by appointment only. Others in the region also work to preserve the ecosystems that local wildlife call home. >

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA

Ella the moose poses for the camera.

At the sprawling Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve they work towards conscientious forest management. Located on a 10,000 acre property just north of Huntsville, Limberlost is focused on ensuring the sustainability of managing their property for generations to come. The reserve encourages guests to come and visit the property (at no charge), enjoy safe wilderness experiences and view Muskoka’s wild denizens in a natural setting. They also support environmental research programs and institutes, and offer both modern and traditional forest land use options to the local community. Monty the bobcat & Furley the black bear, two long time residents.

There are more than a dozen trails located on the property and each is designed to offer guests a different slice of the Muskoka environment and the animals that live there. Creeks, lakes, caves and forest glades all present the chance to see Muskoka’s wild residents in a natural setting. Just to the east, the Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary also works to rehabilitate sick and injured animals with the end goal of releasing them back into the wild. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the 45-acre refuge was founded in 2008 by Monika Melichar. Melichar has a BSc in zoology and over 25 years of experience rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife. Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary works with a wide variety of animals and everything from newborns to injured adults. Volunteers take great pride in their work and treat each animal as if it were the last of its kind. IIS

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100 YEARS AND COUNTING: MCDONALD’S GENERAL STORE NOW THE COVE MARINA PHOTOGRAPHY BY: TAYLOR NULLMEYER

Since the late 1800s, generations of families have called Muskoka home. Its natural beauty and unique history continue to captivate residents and visitors alike, enticing them to explore and admire the spectacular views, rugged landscape and crystal-clear waters. Today, Muskoka is a growing hub of cultural, sport and recreational opportunities.

1930s Post office door to the right, ice cream shop in the centre and grocery store to the left. Living quarters above.

ore than 100 years ago, before cars and traffic jams, urbanites sought the peace and quiet of Muskoka. Travel to the area was made easier when, in 1875, the Muskoka Branch of the Northern Railway of Canada – the first steam railway in Upper Canada – extended to Gravenhurst. Visitors saw promise in the natural beauty of the region and began to invest in Muskoka by purchasing land which, in turn, expanded the tourism industry. The first private cottages began to appear on Lake Joseph, one of the larger and better-known lakes in the district. >

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The beautifully updated Cove Marina in the summer.

For two generations, real estate was often exchanged with a handshake or a handwritten note.

In the early 1900s, Thos McDonald, along with his older brother James, headed to Muskoka with the intent of working in the booming logging industry. They ventured north but decided instead to open a small general store in Foot’s Bay, on Lake Joseph. The land turned out to be low-lying swamp so they arranged to transport an abundant supply of cinders, residue from the coalfired steam engines of the day and stockpiled at the nearby MacTier CPR station, and raised the land level by several feet.

Until the 1960s, there were very few licensed realtors servicing the lakes, particularly the island and water-access properties. In the early ’60s, Bernice Willmott, in Beaumaris, serviced much of Lake Muskoka, and Iris Wallace, in Minett, the upper lakes. By the ’70s, Muskoka lakefront properties were changing hands for up to $100,000. Tom McDonald, a third generation McDonald, obtained his Real Estate license in 1973.

The business opened in 1919 with a water taxi service and general store to serve the growing cottage community. A significant factor in the promotion and expansion of the enterprise was introducing ‘city folk’ to the area. The McDonalds thought that introducing owners of vacant lands to potential buyers – who would eventually become marina customers – seemed like a good idea.

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Amy, Tom, Diane and Emilie outside The Cove Marina, absent from photo Jamie Blair.

Today, Tom, along with Jamie Blair, Emilie Shaw, Diane McKee and Tom’s daughter, Amy McDonald Bates, proudly represent Chestnut Park at the site on which Tom’s grandfather set up his business 100 years ago. It is presently operated as The Cove Marina at Foot’s Bay. IIS CHESTNUTPARK.COM/MUSKOKA | INVESTINSTYLE.CA


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HUNTSVILLE WHIPS UP A REPUTATION FOR FINE FOOD BY: MATT DRISCOLL

Over the past several years Huntsville and the surrounding communities have slowly and steadily built a reputation as culinary hotspots. Whether it’s classic fish and chips or organic vegan dishes, there are a range of flavours in north Muskoka to suit any palette. Photo by: Three Guys and a Stove.

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he combination of food and ambience are a large part of what’s made Three Guys and a Stove one of the most talked about restaurants in all of Muskoka. Located on Highway 60, the restaurant has two levels - each with its own fireplace for the colder months. In the warmer months, it’s outside to one their two decks to enjoy some sunshine. Known for the best Caesar salad around, main courses include ribs, steak, stew and over a dozen outstanding vegetarian dishes. Wrap it all up with their famous white chocolate cheesecake and a perfectly made cappuccino. Located smack in the middle of town, That Little Place by the Lights is the epitome of authentic Italian. Their pizza and pasta is second to none and they’ve even been featured on the Food Network’s You’ve Gotta Eat Here. >

Pizza perfection at Three Guys and a Stove in Muskoka. Photo By: Three Guys and a Stoveove

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A riverside hotspot all day long and well into the evening during warmer months, On The Docks Pub has one of the best patios in Muskoka. Guests can kick back and watch the boats go by in the summer and cozy up with a delicious meal and one of the many beers on tap during the winter. Taking a holistic look at food preparation, Main St. Local Kitchen pride themselves on preparing meals in-house using locally sourced ingredients. They’re committed to supporting local farmers and are passionate about what they prepare in the kitchen. They live by the credo that they serve real food that’s feel-good food.

Classic French onion soup at Cast Iron in Baysville. Photo by: Emily Blackman

A Huntsvile favourite Main Street local. Photo by: Taylor Nullmeyer

If fish and chips is what you crave, then Westside Fish and Chips has the answer. Since their opening in 1983, the Main Street West restaurant has garnered a reputation for the best fish and chips in the region. From humble beginnings with a 12-seat restaurant located within a variety store, Westside has grown tremendously and so has the menu. They now offer a full slate of breakfast, lunch and dinner served to compliment their namesake fish and chips. Spencer’s Tall Trees enjoys a reputation for quality food, wine and hospitality. Chef/Owner Randy Spencer produces simple, yet elegant classics with the finest and most unique products available, creating balanced and innovative dishes carefully married to the restaurant’s award-winning wine list. His daily threecourse table d’hôte is a favourite with the locals and visitors alike, not only for the quality but also the value. Located in the heart of Huntsville, the Mill on Main is open all year. Whether you’re looking to cool off on a nice summer day or warm up after an afternoon of skating, skiing or snowshoeing, the Mill on Main has you covered. The restaurant offers two patios overlooking the river and their downstairs heated patio is open until late November. They also feature local musicians every Friday and Saturday night.

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The Mill On Main in the heart of Huntsville. Photo by: Kelly Holinshead

Just down the road from Huntsville, the Cast Iron Restaurant has become the go-to location in the nearby town of Baysville. Established in 2014 the Cast Iron Restaurant has become widely known for serving up quality homemade pub fare with impeccable, friendly service. With an ever growing assortment of restaurants and culinary fare, it’s no surprise that Huntsville continues to solidify its reputation as the place to chow down. IIS

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SUMMER REGATTAS ALL AGES TO THE WATERFRONT! BY: MATT DRISCOLL PHOTOGRAPHY: BY: KELLY HART

For as long as grand resorts have graced the shores of the Muskoka lakes, the region’s guests and locals have marked the passing of each summer with their own annual tradition - The Regatta. n technical terms, a regatta is simply a series of competitive boat races. While that still applies to the regattas of Muskoka, a regatta here implies much more. The events typically see generations of cottagers and lakeside residents congregating for a day of fun, food, competition and fellowship. Think of it as a waterfront block party with races thrown in for good measure.

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The oldest of the area’s regattas is the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA) Regatta. The event is the oldest continuously run co-ed regatta in North America, taking place on the Saturday of the Civic Holiday weekend every year. The location alternates each year between Lake Muskoka and Lake Rosseau. You can often find entire families taking part in events that include rowing, paddling and swimming competitions. An annual favorite is the three-generation races, where three members of a family from different generations get together in swimming teams or canoes to compete.

Another popular event among the large crowds that come out to watch the regatta is the tilting event. Once the canoe, skiff and swimming races have ended, the tilting begins. Sixteen teams of a paddler and tilter enter the challenge, where they attempt to stay in their canoes in a sort of on-water jousting competition. The MLA also plays host to more competitive racing events as part of the annual Laser Regatta in August. The South Muskoka Sailing Club co-hosts the event and it draws some of the top sailors in southern Ontario together on Lake Muskoka for a weekend of fun and competition. Nearly as old as the MLA Regatta is the Port Sydney Regatta on the shores of Mary Lake. For 108 years, guests of all ages have assembled on one of the most picturesque beaches in all of Muskoka to enjoy swimming and paddling races. Capped off with a sandcastle building competition and a picnic in the park, the regatta is a huge event on Port Sydney’s annual calendar. >

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A more recent addition to the list of local regattas is the Muskoka Poker Run, hosted by Hatchet’s Rowing Centre, which is based out of Port Carling. Not for the faint of heart, this 22km singles-only race is open for both racing shells and open water shells. It starts in Port Carling and follows the top of Lake Muskoka on a loop, finishing back in Port Carling. The Regatta is broken down into age categories ranging from under 19 to 50 and over. Of course, like any good Muskoka Regatta, the day is topped off with a corn roast and drinks. Also taking place on Lake Muskoka, the Bala Regatta is held annually on the Saturday of the August long weekend at the town docks in Bala. The schedule is packed with swimming events in the morning and rowing and paddling in the afternoon. Run by the Bala Aquatic Association, the event includes food and prizes. IIS 60

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ACTION-PACKED SUMMER SHAPING UP IN HUNTSVILLE BY: MATT DRISCOLL PHOTOGRAPHY: BY: KELLY HART

Huntsville in the summer is a town transformed. There are festivals and craft shows, public concerts and cruise ships on the local lakes. There’s not a summer day without some fun in and around Huntsville.

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or those who love the water, there’s no better way to see the scenic Lake of Bays than by climbing aboard the SS Bigwin. For 45 years, the only way to reach the iconic Bigwin Island Resort was aboard the SS Bigwin. The vessel ferried film stars and politicians from around the world but eventually fell into disrepair. However, thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers, the Bigwin is sailing once more and offers regularly scheduled public cruises from June to October departing from the dock in Dorset.

The Artists of the Limberlost Is a tremendously popular event in August, held among the enclave of artists that call the Limberlost Road area home. The rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield has inspired artists in the region for more than a century and the festival offers guests a chance to meet the makers and experience the studios and workshops. You’ll find nature-inspired pottery, jewellery, fiber art, sculpture, paintings in many styles and media, and functional art crafted from local wood.

The Rotary Dockfest and Bathtub Derby always draws a crowd to downtown Huntsville during the July long weekend. The event features a variety of food options, children’s games and entertainment and the main event - a parade of specially decorated bathtubs which make their way down Main Street before hitting the water for one of the most interesting races you’re likely to ever see.

Baysville Walkabout For 31 years, the Baysville Walkabout has taken over the nearby town of Baysville, with more than 100 vendors selling their wares. Set for July 27 this year, guests can expect to see arts, crafts, antiques, woodworking and baking, as well as demonstrations by the Baysville firefighters, live musical entertainment and the popular Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.

Midnight Madness On July 19, Huntsville’s quaint Main Street is closed to cars and open to a Friday evening street festival dubbed Midnight Madness, with family fun, live music, great food and shopkeeper specials. This year the event will feature a Midnight Madness Street Dance, where a DJ will play tunes tunes all night.

Muskoka VegFest After a highly successful inaugural event in 2018, Muskoka VegFest is back on August 10 for another go around at River Mill Park in Huntsville. The festival celebrates a compassionate, healthy, plant-based lifestyle and features vendors, exhibitors, speakers, activities for kids and prizes. Mark your calendar today and get set for a summer of fun in Huntsville.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • gravenhurst Several lakes are located close to town, the largest of which is Lake Muskoka. Other popular lakes include Doe, Bass, Gull, Kahshe, Loon, Morrison, Muldrew, Pine, Turtle and Sparrow Lake. Annual events such as the Vintage Car show, Antique Boat show and the Dockside Festival Arts show have been attracting locals and tourists alike for over 20 years. You are welcome to drop by our office located at 181 Bay St. for more local information and see what’s “for sale” in Gravenhurst. 705 684 9087.

Spectacular vistas

$980,000

Gravenhurst is known as the “Gateway to Muskoka.”

Gravenhurst, Ontario

Located on beautiful Kahshe Lake. A rare property, north tip of Boyd island offers breathtaking panoramic views. Spectacular vistas, multi exposure, private swimming, topography is a photographer’s dream. Quality, 1200 sq ft bungaloft, 3bd/2bth, wd stove, older boathouse.

Its lakes, forests and rocky landscape captivated the first visitors and have drawn people back for more than 150 years. The town’s proximity to Toronto (1.5 hrs), Orillia (20 mins) and Casino Rama (30 mins) make it a strategic location for both full-time residents and cottage seekers. Gravenhurst is known for its famous steamships, historic Opera House, Bethune House, Sawdust City Craft Brewery as well as its thriving shopping, arts community and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Stunning Granite Shoreline

$849,000

Gravenhurst, Ontario

Muskoka, Ontario

One of the most stunning, naturally level, granite shorelines on beautiful Kahshe lake. Rare offering, 2 adjacent lots w stunning 1100’ multi exposure views. Quaint rustic V>L Ü LÕ i° £x³ >VÀiÃ Ì explore w large sand beach. A naturalist’s quiet, dream paradise.

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Private Log Cabin Camp Gravenhurst, Ontario

Spacious, bright family cottage located on beautiful Kahshe Lake. 3+1bd/2bth, vaulted ceiling in LR, wood stove, located in quiet, private bay w sandy beach. This is great property for families as the current owners have enjoyed raising their family here for over 30 years!

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

Collingwood: Collingwood has great warmth and a sense of

The Blue Mountains: This scenic area offers an abundance of

hospitality. This community is rich in history and culture and is truly an active lifestyle community. Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay, its waterfront provides endless opportunities.

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: Creemore’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.

Thornbury: Today in Thornbury, the entrepreneurial spirit is

Mulmur: 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: Situated along the largest freshwater archipelago in the world, Wasaga Beach 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.

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

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Artisan On Lora Bay - Luxury Waterfront Development

$7,000,000

Blue Mountains, Ontario

The Artisan On Lora Bay is like nothing Georgian Bay has ever seen. It is a triumph of seclusion, of engineering-forward artisanal construction, and of harmonious integration into the natural landscape. Each of the Ć‚Ă€ĂŒÂˆĂƒ>˜½Ăƒ wĂ›i ™]äää ĂŒÂœ ÂŁĂˆ]äää ĂƒÂľĂ•>Ă€i‡vÂœÂœĂŒ Ăœ>ĂŒiĂ€vĂ€ÂœÂ˜ĂŒ Ă€iĂƒÂˆ`i˜ViĂƒ ĂœÂˆÂ?Â? viiÂ? lost in a forest, yet perched atop Georgian Bay, just three minutes west of Thornbury, Ontario or a 12 minute bike ride via the Georgian Trail. Â˜ĂƒÂˆ`i ĂŒÂ…i ÂˆÂ“ÂŤÂœĂƒÂˆÂ˜} }>ĂŒiĂƒ] ĂŒÂ…i wĂ€ĂƒĂŒ Âœv ĂŒÂ…iĂƒi wĂ›i iĂ?ViÂŤĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜>Â? Ă€iĂƒÂˆ`i˜ViĂƒ] Artisan 1, is now coming to life and ready to be tailored to your discriminating tastes. Welcome to summer. Welcome to ski season. Welcome to the epicentre of Ontario’s premier four-season playground. Welcome to your bower in the woods and your palace on the water. YYY CTVKUCPQPNQTCDC[ EQO

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SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY’S SUMMER OF MUSIC BY: LESLEY KENNY

If you jump up and down, wave your arms and sing loudly and off-key, no one will notice – as long as you’re at a music festival. Nostalgia blooms this summer as the Southern Georgian Bay region’s most notable music events include a 25th anniversary Elvis Festival and a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Yes, it’s been 50 years. Keep waving those arms.

Collingwood’s Summer Music Festival welcomes 104 artists to its stage, including Quartetto Gelato, from July 18 to August 11, as well as two concerts for families with young children. From July 26 to 28, check out the 25th Anniversary Elvis Festival, an internationally-recognized event with concerts, vendors and dozens of new and returning Elvis tribute competitors. This year’s anniversary event includes a classic car parade on historic Hurontario Street. Blue suede shoes optional.

The Peak to Shore Music Festival, July 17 to 21, offers more than 30 concerts in 10 different venues throughout Thornbury, Collingwood and Blue Mountain Village. Enjoy a weekend of Mosaic World Music, August 3 to 5, in Blue Mountain Village, including drumming, scavenger hunts and fireworks.

Woodstock: 50 Years Later invites you to “get your hippie on.” Join Meaford’s talented musicians for a night of unabashed nostalgia as they pay tribute to the summer of ’69 with the music of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, CCR and many others. Don’t worry – all the words will come back to you.

Electric Eclectics, by its own admission, “has been freaking out the neighbours since 2006.” This annual three-day music festival of avant-garde, experimental and crossover musicians draws more than 1,000 guests. Held on a private property in Meaford (called the Funny Farm), films, forest dancing and fog machines contribute to the strange ambience. August 2 to 4. BYOB and tent. If hiking isn’t high on your To Do list, start with Canada’s (and possibly the world’s?) only Guitar Trail. Pause to enjoy guitar-playing entertainers as you make your way up and down the Blue Mountain Village and the Village Way hiking trail. Tell yourself it’s not a hike – it’s an al fresco serenade experience. IIS WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER MICHAEL CURTIS BY: JENNIFER PERKS PHOTOGRAPHY BY: DARREN BOSCH PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael Curtis was raised adjacent to the temporal and broody backdrop of the Southern Georgian Bay. Inspired by the curiosities of nature and design, Michael established Verge Select, a high design architectural and build firm. erge Select was founded in 2011; it studies the intrinsic relationship between designer and builder, a concept that has been explored over generations, and one that remains true to its practice. You won’t find fast and repetitive architecture in these projects; instead you will see that there is a harmony between designer and craftsmen.

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There is an ever relevant connection between the maker and designer in the composition of high design buildings, interior spaces, and furniture. The Verge Studios support development and prototyping, and the production of fine millwork, lighting objects, and various other architectural elements including mixed media applications which are collaborations and produced in-studio with an emphasis on form and function. Verge Select believes that by engaging with talented trades their work is innately sustainable due to the quality of craftsmanship and a careful selection of durable natural materials. Michael Curtis feels strongly about designing specifically for client needs, with a strong emphasis on topography. He doesn’t like catalogue designs either, and thinks that taking risks and solving problems is how you create new things. He maintains that subtle details in a project are created by addressing problems and that a project is made unique by creating solutions. The natural environment is an example of endurance and strength. Materials that have been formed through pressure, heat and dramatic environmental events prove their valuability through what could be described as natural selection. Metals patina and timber will grey under the influence of the very environment that created them. Stone shares the palette of its surrounding. The building you create should relate to its topography as it borrows time from the site, and the philosophy of site planning should have an intimate connection to the natural contours of the topography. The inspiration comes from the land and that becomes complementary to the process. > WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM | WWW.INVESTINSTYLE.CA

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The latest development project by Verge Select is the eminently anticipated Artisan On Lora Bay. Inspired by the rugged topography and natural colourations of Georgian Bay, this design project is elemental inspired living in its essence. Five unique residences are being designed and built without compromise, while celebrating the intrinsic core values of organic architecture. “This project really pushes the boundaries in our area,” says Michael. “Large cantilevered steel volumes extend over the sloped property, while the interior colour pallette is dictated by the environment through multi-storey expansive glass. The project is not influenced by trend but rather nature and we anticipate this concept will prove successful in creating a series of residential properties that endure through time.” See ad on page 64.

Verge is currently working in Meaford, Oakville and Toronto on some residential architecture. They also have two development properties currently in the engineering phase. One in the heart of Clarksburg, Ontario, 50 units on a pear orchard. The other is in the Blue Mountains on 22 acres that is going to be a Scandinavian spa-inspired 40 unit development. IIS 68

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SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY FARMERS’ MARKETS: MEET YOUR MAKERS! BY: LESLEY KENNY

Short of growing it yourself, you’ll find the freshest food in Ontario at local farmers’ markets. Long before your first morning coffee and dog walk, farmers across the province load up their trucks with fruits and vegetables, many of which were picked just the night before, then head into nearby towns and cities to set up their stalls. By the time you get there, dozens of vendors – local food producers, artists, musicians and specialty makers – all contribute to the buzz and bustle of a vibrant, community marketplace.

armers’ markets are in full swing across the Southern Georgian Bay area. Baked, pickled, preserved or just-picked, the cornucopia of seasonal delights will reboot your cooking mojo after a long, cold winter (Pro Tip: clean out your fridge before heading to market). As well as the bushels and baskets of crispy fresh produce, there’s fun for the kids, live music, and always a few surprises at a farmers’ market (you can get a shiatsu massage at the Meaford Farmers’ Market; a good idea if you have a long drive home). Artist stalls include jewellery makers, potters, and painters. Treat yourself to a unique, handcrafted item, from skincare to summer dresses, beeswax candles, and carved wooden bowls.

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Farmers’ markets create a sense of community. Unlike shopping at the local grocery store, where most of us are so tired we just want to get the job done and head home, farmers’ markets are the place to relax and chat, not only with vendors, but with the person standing beside you,

as you sample a variety of olive oils or artisanal cheeses. Share cooking ideas, swap kid-friendly food tips and recommend your favourite vendor. Interested in eating locally, and in season? Farmers’ markets are the perfect place to ask questions and share ideas. Over the years, farmers’ markets have grown to include a wider variety of food and beverages. At some markets you can sample cider made from local apples and wine made from local grapes, all grown in the unique terroir of the Southern Georgian Bay region. There’s also a selection of cured meat, fresh poultry and fish at many markets. Come out and meet the farmers whose families have farmed in the area for more than 100 years, as well as those who are newer to the fields. What exactly constitutes “organic” for an Ontario farm? Ask one of the many local organic farmers (or better, get your kids to ask… while you listen in). Get ideas on how to best store your produce (hint: tomatoes never go in the fridge). >

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Learn about beekeeping and bring home some raspberry-flavoured local honey. Try the asparagus salsa and nibble on some homemade chocolate while you drink your locally roasted, fair trade coffee. Because you can.

Summer time in downtown Meaford. Photo by: Taylor Nullmeyer

Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market opened for its 14th season this May and will continue, rain or shine, every Saturday morning, 8:30am – 1:00pm, until Thanksgiving (except during the Elvis Festival). This outdoor market, located in the Second and Pine Street municipal lot, features produce grown within 100 miles so it’s a great way to experience the value of farmto-fork. Local chefs will be there, cooking up marketbought ingredients. Thornbury Farmers’ Market is open Sundays, 11:00am – 2:00pm. Find them in the park beside the Town Hall on Highway 26 in Thornbury. Meaford Farmers’ Market is located at the waterfront pavilion in beautiful Meaford Harbour, open Fridays, 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Wasaga Beach Farmers’ Market opens every Tuesday evening, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at their new location on Mosley Street (The RecPlex). IIS

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • OWEN SOUND • WIARTON • GREY • BRUCE

Bruce Peninsula: Bruce Peninsula offers beautiful Niagara Escarpment shorelines, pristine sandy beaches, some of the best parts of the famous Bruce Trail and a myriad of festivals—all just a taste of what you can expect to experience.

Wiarton: 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: 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.

Georgian Bay: Georgian Bay is the epitome of waterfront living. Often referred to as the sixth Great Lake, it features more than 30,000 islands and 2,000 kilometers of shoreline. Experience the region's serene beauty with its majestic towering cliffs, beautiful beaches and clear water.

CAPTIVATING TOBERMORY LAKE ESTATE

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MAGNIFICENT MALLORY BEACH

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SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, Ontario

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SUMMER IN GREY BRUCE FRESH FOOD, HARBOUR CONCERTS AND A SCOTTISH FLING BY: LESLEY KENNY

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It’s a good summer to wander in Grey Bruce – through farmers’ markets, along the water’s edge and through pretty lakeside towns. Wander, shop, wander, eat, wander some more. It’s good for the soul. The Owen Sound Farmers’ Market has been around for more than 150 years, making it one of the oldest in Ontario. Whether you’re grocery shopping for the week or just want to pack a few treats for the day, this year-round Saturday morning market offers everything from fresh, local food, to handcrafted products. Enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee and freshly baked goodies in the café. Stroll along the water’s edge during Owen Sound’s Harbourfest, on Saturday, July 11, and join in family-friendly activities – like a tug-of-war in the bay. Sample delicious food and a local brew as you listen to live music, including a rain-or-shine performance by Who Made Who, the only full-time touring AC/DC tribute band in Canada. Let there be rock. 72

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The Harbour Nights Summer Concert Series Sunday evenings, from July 21 to August 11, the Harbour Nights Summer Concert Series hosts free outdoor performances in the inner harbour. Bring a chair or snuggle up on a blanket – take out those earbuds and remind your ears of the joys of live music.

The Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Enjoy live music at The Harbour Nights Summer Concert Series.

From July 5-7 2019 on the shores of Lake Huron, the picturesque town of Kincardine honours a tradition going back to 1948. Every summer Saturday night, at 8:00pm, the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band marches down Queen Street to the delight of local spectators and visitors who line the parade route in anticipation. And if that’s not enough bagpipe-and-drums goosebumps for you, every weeknight (except Saturday), a lone piper serenades the setting sun from atop the Kincardine Lighthouse. The Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games celebrates its 20th year in 2019, with pipe bands, Highland dancing, international music acts and much more.

The Subaru Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race invites participants to paddle, bike and run in a test of endurance. Pick the 2-3 hour Suntrail Course or the more challenging 7-11 hour Buff Long Course. Or just enjoy the day’s excitement with live entertainment, local food and congratulatory hugs. There’s a kids’ race scheduled for after the Suntrail Course. Get up with the birds and head to Bluewater Park in Wiarton. Saturday, August 10, 6:00am to 5:00pm. IIS

The Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

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$1,199,900

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County Prince Edward County, 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. 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.

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HILLIER CREEK ESTATE WINERY, PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

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Prince Edward County, Ontario

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THE MUSTANG DRIVE IN: PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE PAST BY: ETHAN JONES PHOTOGRAPHY: TAYLOR NULLMEYER

n the geographical centre of Prince Edward County, away from the wineries and boutique hotels, the Mustang Drive-In stands as a tribute to cinema’s past, and to one couple’s whimsical vision. The 63-year-old drive-in first opened in 1956 (as the Picton Drive-In, but renamed later that year) with one projection screen. Today, two screens now tower above the surrounding farmland, an open invitation to passersby to pull in and enjoy a cinematic adventure reminiscent of the post-WWII film industry.

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When Paul and Nancy Peterson spotted the for-sale sign on the derelict drive-in, in 1988, they decided to buy it and make it a profitable business. Without any experience in the world of film or technology, the couple saw the cool factor and decided this passion project was worth changing their life for. But they recognized that their lack of cinema and business experience would make things difficult in a quickly evolving media landscape. Independent theatres were being phased out at the time, and the few that survived were hailed as unusual success stories. Paul and Nancy rallied their family to help resurrect the drive-in and build an experience worthy of attracting moviegoers from Prince Edward County and beyond. The couple soon realized that carloads of enthusiastic teenagers brought with them problems with drugs and

alcohol so they instituted a no-tolerance policy which ushered in a more family-friendly environment (although waves of disgruntled youth initially steered clear). Today, children can play in the new playground installed directly in front of the silver screen – easy for mom and dad to keep their eye on the movie and the kids. Paul and Nancy remained open to change and have adapted with the times. In 2015 the drive-in went digital, but the experience is still the same for moviegoers. Every weekend, the cars and trucks drive in and wait for Paul’s welcome. As soon as he stands in front of the screen the honking starts, a ritual that dates back to problems in the original days when customers honked in complaint because of imperfect FM transmitter audio. Now a Mustang ritual, the enthusiastic honking is the perfect nod to the past and preamble to the evening’s big-screen entertainment. The Mustang Drive-In has adapted to the twenty first century while retaining the flavour and novelty of the 1950s drive-in experience. You can buy buttered popcorn and hotdogs at the concession, and catch the latest blockbusters on screen. The Mustang Drive-In remains a proud member of Prince Edward County, promising a vintage experience with all the modern trimmings. IIS

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • the 1000 ISLANDS

TheThousand Islands, Ontario, Canada

THE 1000 ISLANDS The 1000 Islands is a water playground. An archipelago of more than 1,800 islands, The 1000 Islands straddle the Canada-US border in the St. Lawrence River. The islands of varying sizes dot the water for 80 miles downstream from the city of Kingston, about halfway between Toronto and Montreal. The 1000 Islands is part of the Parks Canada’s National Parks system, the Ontario Provincial Parks network, and is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Development has been carefully controlled, and, as a result, its natural beauty and wilderness are undisturbed. A Chestnut Park The 1000 Islands Real Estate Agent can help you navigate these waters – and properties. Residents on both sides cross the watery border regularly, to visit, play and dine. The area is rich in history, culture, amenities and activities, and the stunning landscape distinguishes it as one of the continent’s unique destination locations. Residents and visitors can take advantage of many fine restaurants, shops, markets and activities that include boating, swimming, waterskiing/ wake boarding and wreck diving, or visit local museums including the internationally renowned Antique Boat Museum. Owning a property in The 1000 Islands provides owners, their families and friends, with an opportunity to take advantage of a coveted and unique lifestyle. Enjoy the privacy of home on a boat-access-only island, or the pleasures of living on a mainland waterfront property, overlooking the spectacular river vistas of the St Lawrence. Welcome to The 1000 Islands. 76

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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.

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.

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Gourmet Travel: 8 Inspiring Foodie Trips Luxury Defined presents the ultimate list of the hottest destinations offering the very best in luxury accommodation and gourmet experiences CONTENT PROVIDED BY CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

rom wine-based wellness in France to tailored tuition from Tokyo’s top sushi chefs, our editors have found the most exciting destinations for foodies eager to sate their appetite for gourmet travel. Here are eight gastronomic journeys to get hungry for… >

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The refurbishment of Cambridge’s oldest hotel, University Arms, is a collaboration between architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, offering 192 rooms and suites across four floors. Dining options are equally impressive, with the kitchen presided over by award-winning chef Tristan Welch.

1. University Arms, Cambridge, UK Fittingly for a hotel located in the renowned university town, University Arms, recently renovated by architect John Simpson and acclaimed interior designer Martin Brudnizki, pays homage to Cambridge’s academic heritage. Rooms are decorated in differing shades of Cambridge blue, as are suites, named after famous university alumni such as Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin. Each suite comes with its own private library, as well as complimentary bottles of port, whisky, and sherry to sip while you read. The hotel’s restaurant, Parker’s Tavern, run by award-winning chef Tristan Welch, offers dishes such as a truffle risotto, honey- and thyme-roasted Norfolk duck, and a not-to-be-missed rice pudding soufflé. www.universityarms.com

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2. Mavros Safaris, Zimbabwe, Africa Foodies looking for adventure might like to join “Safari Butler” Dean Dewdney, of Mavros Safaris, on an off-road trip around the far reaches of Zimbabwe. With his gourmet bush kitchen and craft gin bar discreetly stored in his four-byfour, Dewdney leads guests through rural communities where they will meet locals and eat in unique locations. The custom itinerary begins in Harare with an overnight stop at Highlands House and features stays at a private home in Nyanga National Park and a trek to Mutarazi Falls—the secondhighest waterfall in Africa—two nights at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, and two nights at an exclusive tented camp. www.mavrossafaris.com Mavros Safaris prides itself on using the most knowledgeable and sensitive experts on Africa to act as guides. And setting up the gourmet bush kitchen in breathtaking locations is part of the adventure.

Soneva Fushi is a groundbreaking ‘castaway’ resort in the Maldives, pioneering a trend for back-to-nature luxury holidays. The Once Upon A Table restaurant has seats for just eight diners.

3. Soneva Fushi, Maldives If there are still some star chefs you need to check off your “have eaten their food” list, you may be interested in a series of 20 exclusive Michelin Guide dining experiences running at two Soneva resorts until mid-2019. At Soneva Fushi in the Maldives the experience is all the more special, as each dinner takes place at the resort’s new overwater dining destination—an exclusive restaurant bathed in starlight with just eight covers. From your exclusive vantage point surrounded by the inky blue of the sea at night, watch chefs such as Tom Aikens and Tim Raue cook unique menus that are as fantastical as the setting in which they are served. A stellar line-up indeed www.soneva.com/soneva-fushi

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4. Badrutt’s Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland Fans of relaxed alpine vacations might wish to visit Palace Wellness, the newly renovated spa at Badrutt’s Palace, a Saint Moritz hotel as famous for its clientele as its lake and mountain views. New men-only options are available, and there’s an indoor infinity-edge pool and open-air heated pool. Suites are timelessly classic, with Persian carpets on terracotta-tiled floors, flock wallpaper, and brocade-upholstered armchairs. Eight dining options are featured, from small plates at Michelin-starred IGNIV by celebrity chef Andreas Caminada to Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature nikkei cuisine at La Coupole/Matsuhisa. www.badruttspalace.com

Badrutt’s Palace is a historic luxury hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland. First opened in 1896, today the hotel has 157 rooms and eight restaurants, alongside its well-appointed spa and Palace Wellness program.

5. Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges, Courchevel, France If no winter season is complete without a night or two in a chalet surrounded by crisp, fresh snow, take a look at Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges. The hotel’s 42 rooms and suites, with cabin-inspired interiors full of cozy fur-andcashmere throws, all have magical views and balconies from which to watch the sun go down, while its Maison Orcel ski room offers a range of skiwear and equipment along with services including daily maintenance, boot warming, and boot fitting. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fine dining after a day on the slopes—BFire restaurant offers wood-fired cuisine overseen by celebrated Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco, while Fouquet’s, sister to the famous Parisian brasserie, features traditional French cuisine—standout dishes include black truffle fondue, lobster and ginger fricassée, and the Fouquet’s, the well-known Parisian brasserie, is reimagined with heat lamps on the terrace at Courchevel’s Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges. Enjoy French culinary classics, as well as traditional dishes inspired by local flavors and the best quality ingredients.

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Il Verrocchio restaurant at Villa La Massa, just outside Florence, has a stunning outdoor terrace overlooking the River Arno, with a view of the hills of nearby Rufina beyond. Try the hearty Baccala con fagioli vongole e pomodorini (Cod with clams, beans, and tomatoes.)

6. Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy For anyone drawn to Florence’s Renaissance wonders but discouraged by its busy centro storico, here’s an answer: 15 minutes south of the golden city, perched on a meandering bend in the River Arno, sits Villa La Massa. Set in 22 acres (9 ha) of parkland, the Medici villa dates from 1552 and was transformed into a 21-bedroom hotel in 1953, becoming a favorite of Hollywood celebrities of the era including Gregory Peck, Barbara Hutton, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. In 1992, David Bowie and Iman held their wedding reception there. Now boasting 41 rooms across four buildings, Villa La Massa has recently opened Casa Colonica—an old farmhouse refurbished into four super-large luxurious suites, each different yet harmoniously configured around a central courtyard. Interior design firm ArchFlorence has imbued each with a calm modern palette of warm grays and pastels, while stone, wood, and wrought iron retain the Tuscan feel. Enormous beds are laid with silks and linens, and furnishing and fittings are handcrafted by local artisans. Produce for the main Il Verrocchio restaurant starts life in the organic kitchen garden and comes alive in summer on the terrace. Changing seasonal menus draw from the traditional Tuscan repertoire. The strong 300-bottle wine list is similarly a concentration of the best from this rich region, the home of Chianti Rùfina—at 1,312 feet (400 m) above sea level, the highest sub-Apennine vineyards—and the Nipozzano vineyards of Tuscany’s Frescobaldi Estates. Paolo Michele, Villa La Massa’s restaurant manager, is a beguiling force of nature—a big man with a welcoming warmth and good humor, the embodiment of la dolce vita. www.villalamassa.com

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7. Les Sources des Caudalie, Bordeaux, France Unfolding across 193 acres (78 ha), Florence and Daniel Cathiard’s wine empire includes not just the vineyards that make up worldrenowned Château Smith Haut Lafitte, but also a five-star hotel, Les Sources des Caudalie, home to three restaurants and the award-winning Caudalie Spa with its grapeinfused skincare treatments and products. The Cathiards bought the Bordeaux property in 1990 when Château Smith Haut Lafitte vintages were little known. Seeing their potential, the couple carried out extensive works to convert the farm buildings and Carthusian monastery into a larger-scale organic operation. The estate is a family affair—the hotel is run by the couple’s youngest daughter, Alice, and the spa by the eldest, Mathilde. In charge of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant La Grand’Vigne is Nicolas Masse, whose tasting menu is an ode to nature. Among the Grand Cru vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux, Les Sources De Caudalie encompasses a five-star hotel, Vinothérapie Spa, two-Michelin star restaurant La Grand’Vigne, country-inn restaurant La Table du Lavoir, and Rouge, its wine bar and fine-food counter.

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8. Aman, Tokyo, Japan Visitors to Japan‘s capital looking to truly savor the culture should check in to Aman Tokyo, which recently introduced a series of immersive adventures designed to help guests connect with the local community. Aman’s Japanese flagship, situated high above Tokyo’s buzzy Otemachi district, can arrange for you to dine at Tsurunaka, a traditional ryōtei that prioritizes guests above all else for a taste of “the real meaning of Japanese hospitality.” If you fancy honing your own sushi-making skills, a masterclass will give you the opportunity to make your own nigiri using fresh fish sourced from the world-famous Tsukiji fish market, all under the watchful eye of sushi master Katsuaki Suzuki. www.amantokyo.com A destination hotel for discerning foodies, Aman Tokyo boasts four impressive dining options. Arva sits 33 stories above ground level and offers Italian heritage dishes created with the finest local ingredients such as Sagamihara eggs and Yamanashi Nakamura Farm guinea fowl.

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A peek at LUXURY LIVING AROUND THE WORLD

Casa Millas, Costa Careyes, Jalisco, Mexico.

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Jalisco, Mexico

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Casa Millas, Costa Careyes Encircled on three sides by the Pacific Ocean, with the sound of crashing waves emanating from below and with water views stretching to the horizon, the six bedroom villa of Casa Millas commands a premier vantage point on three acres in the exclusive enclave of Rincon in Careyes, Mexico. - 17,000 sq ft of indoor-outdoor living space in a rare and natural setting - Designed by Manolo Mestre, one of Mexico’s leading residential architects - Breathtaking water views from all principal rooms - Separate 1,000 sq ft master suite with private roof deck and terrace - Three luxury guest suites and two en suite bedrooms - Five infinity pools, theatre, gym, and separate staff quarters - Commercial and private airport approximately five minutes away This single family home is for sale and has 6 bedrooms, 8 full baths.

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE ASPEN 601 E Hopkins Ave, #203 Aspen, Colorado, 81611 United States Scott Davidson 970 948 4800 970 544 5800

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St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

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Villa RKK Petit Saline, Cities In St. Barthelemy Overlooking Lorient Bay, this unique Caribbean jewel is a compound of unsurpassed privacy spanning more than three acres.

LUXURIOUS MAIN HOME The sprawling main house is built in stone with a roof of darkly stained woods that perfectly complements the terracotta floors. The open-plan living area invites impromptu gatherings and peaceful relaxation. The dining room and lounge open to the swimming pool area where the infinity pool provides a refreshing escape surrounded by spectacular ocean views. A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and a bedroom with private bathroom complete the main villa.

EXQUISITE GARDEN VILLAS The entire estate is enhanced by tropical gardens dotted with vibrant flowers and lovely paths that wind throughout the lush vegetation. At the entrance of the property is an additional dwelling offering two bedrooms with bathrooms and a shared terrace that opens onto a large lawn area. Amid the garden are further accommodations including a second bedroom with bathroom and, just beyond, a master bedroom with elegant bathroom and private plunge pool facing the ocean. A garage, gym, and tennis court complete this one-of-a-kind property.

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17 Rue de la République, Gustavia Gustavia, Cities In St. Barthelemy Christian Wattiau +590 590 29 88 91

313 1/2 Worth Avenue, Suite 3B Palm Beach, Florida, 33480 United States Rick Moeser 561 805 7327

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Cap D’Antibes, France

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Luxury villa with sea views in the South of France In one of the most sought-after areas of Cap d’Antibes, close to the magnificent French Riviera beaches of La Garoupe, this exceptional, modern Provencal-style villa is situated on more than two acres of landscaped gardens with panoramic views extending from the Bay of Antibes to the French Alps. The secure, ultimately private property is composed of three separate structures, offering a total of 873 square meters (9,396 square feet) of luxury living with generous volumes. The main house, all on one level, boasts sophisticated interior décor throughout, and features seven bedrooms with three ensuites, a bright and airy reception room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, and a verandah overlooking the gardens and the bay of Antibes and Nice. The separate two-storey guest house has four bedrooms, reception, kitchen and dining room while the caretaker’s house offers an additional three bedrooms, reception and dining room. The property also includes a two-car garage and additional parking on-site. One of the main focal points of the estate is the beautiful Mediterranean garden designed by world-renowned landscape architect Jean Mus. Encompassing more than two acres, or nearly one hectare, the gardens are a haven of complete privacy and tranquility with manicured lawns, exotic trees and flowering plants, a landscaped pond with waterfall, and a resort-style sun terrace with heated infinity pool and pool house.

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141 boulevard John Fitzgerald Kennedy Cap D’Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, 06160 France Georgina James +44 (0)207 389 2942

141 boulevard John Fitzgerald Kennedy Cap D’Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, 06160 France Martine Lemoine +33 (0)4 92 28 19 19

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • MUSKOKA • PORT CARLING

I have a passion for seeking unique opportunities, bringing Sellers and Buyers together. I am knowledgeable and experienced in successfully selling waterfront cottage properties on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, Lake Joseph, Georgian Bay and surrounding areas.

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Taylor McFadyen, MBA, SALES REPRESENTATIVE SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY • COLLINGWOOD

Taylor McFadyen provides a tailored solution that matches the unique needs of each client. Knowing that every transaction is different, Taylor takes the client-agent team approach working collaboratively to determine the best possible outcome for all involved parties. Taylor provides real estate advisory and representation services for the sale and leasing of residential, commercial & investment properties north of the GTA in Collingwood and surrounding areas of Simcoe, Grey & Bruce Counties.

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Sam Simone, Monica Klingenberg, Laurie Gruer, Sales Representatives Prince Edward County • Picton

We are a dynamic team of highly-experienced agents with a long track record of success. We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide, the sound advice we offer, and on our reputation for honesty and integrity. Much of our business is driven by referrals derived from our long experience in urban markets, > ` vÀ «>ÃÌ Ã>Ì Ãwi` V i Ìð From vacant land, to cottages and farms, and to classic Victorian charmers – we have it all! We love our lives in The County; let us show you why! Sam Simone, Office: 613.471.1708 | 1.877.471.1708 samsimone@chestnutpark.com Monica Klingenberg, Office: 613.471.1708 | 1.877.471.1708 mklingenberg@chestnutpark.com Laurie Gruer, Office: 613.471.1708 | 1.877.471.1708 lgruer@chestnutpark.com

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LAKE SIMCOE / NORTH OF MARKHAM

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

FOREST HILL 446 Spadina Road Toronto, Ontario M5P 2W4 Office: 647.347.8500 Email: luxury@chestnutpark.com

COLLINGWOOD / SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY 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

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

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

MUSKOKA / FOOT’S BAY 1039 McDonald Road (RR1 Mactierpoc 180) Foot’s Bay, Ontario P0C 1H0 T: 705 375 9191 E: footsbay@chestnutpark.com

HUNTSVILLE / LAKE OF BAYS (FLORENCE ST.) 32 Florence Street East Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1P8 T: 705 789 1001 E: huntsville@chestnutpark.com

HUNTSVILLE / LAKE OF BAYS / ALMAGUIN (MAIN ST.) 2 - 59 Main Street East Huntsville, Ontario, P1H 2B8, O: 705 789 1001 Toll-free: 877 789 1003 E: huntsville@chestnutpark.com

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

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

BARRIE T: 705 445 5454 barrie@chestnutpark.com

PRINCE EDWARD COUNT Y / PICTON 43 Main Street East Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 T: 613 471 1708 E: princeedwardcounty@chestnutpark.com

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

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

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

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

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

UNIONVILLE / NORTH OF MARKHAM T: 905 479 8989 E: unionville@chestnutpark.com

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