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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT DESIGN FOR LIVING: 5 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE SPACE IN KIDS BEDROOMS AND OTHER SMALL SPACES FEATURE: IN NEON LIGHTS THE RISE OF THRUSH HOLMES

AUTOMOTIVE: PORSCHE PANAMERA ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO WITH NEW CHESTNUT PARK WEST AFFILIATE OFFICE IN WATERLOO’S HIGH-TECH REGION

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FEATURE: DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR URBAN LIFE

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MUSKOKA LIVING: MUSKOKA MUSIC TO OUR EARS

REAL ESTATE CONFIDENTIAL: THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA FEATURE: IN WRITERS WE TRUST TRAVEL: TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN IRELAND THAT NO VISIT TO THE EMERALD ISLE WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT

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ON THE COVER Toronto Based Artist Thrush Holmes Cover Photo by: Bohdan Chreptak www.bofoto.ca

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FEATURE: CHÂTEAU DE RIBAGNAC: THE FAIRYTALE CASTLE THAT NEEDED RESCUE

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President & CEO Chris Kapches Director of Marketing & Operations Maria Neves Art Director Philip Feder Graphic Design Alison Kinghorn Caitlin Stafford Karen Espinola Editorial Contributors Bob McHugh Caitlin Melvin Erika Florysuik Judith Taylor Karen Espinola Lauren Hoffman Matt Driscoll Natalka Falcomer Richard Stewart

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

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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 in numerous TREB committees. Chris has been the Chairman of Real Estate Council of Ontario’s Discipline and Appeals Committee for more than fifteen years.

WATERLOO

I began writing these comments in April. A massive ice storm had just come through Southern Ontario, effectively shutting down a large swatch of the province. Yet it was hard not to take comfort in the fact that when this edition of Invest in Style was going to print, no doubt spring would have finally arrived, and with it warm days, flowering plants, and, of course, the spring real estate market. This spring is likely to be remembered as the year when there was an insufficient number of properties to meet buyer demand. In all the markets in which Chestnut Park operates we are already experiencing a shortage of properties available for clients to buy in Toronto, Muskoka, Haliburton, Collingwood, Owen Sound, Wiarton and Prince Edward County. Our Port Hope and our Peterborough offices also report a shortage of available properties. In this edition, we have assembled an impressive number of properties that speak to the diversity of the properties that Chestnut Park represents and the locations in which Chestnut Park’s sales representatives work on behalf of their clients. These properties include a stunning contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home on 36 acres in Collingwood’s Blue Mountains region; a custom-built home in Prince Edward County with captivating vistas over vineyards and Smith Bay; a Lake Joseph family compound with 744 feet of lake frontage and breathtaking views, and the first example of modernist design spread over 10,200 feet of exquisite space, a 5000 square foot terrace with awe-inspiring views of Toronto’s skyline. And much more.

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MUSKOKA THRUSH HOLMES

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Invest in Style is not just about real estate. Our cover story features a rising star in Toronto’s art world. Thrush Holmes is receiving international attention and acclaim, as his large, neon-inspired canvasses are finding their way into the homes of some of the world’s renowned collectors. This edition of Invest in Style is also full of features on lifestyle inspirations in the various communities and marketplaces where Chestnut Park is actively present. We are all thrilled to announce that Chestnut Park has expanded its brand to the Kitchener-Waterloo high-tech region. With a population of well over 500,000, it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Ontario and the tenth largest metropolitan area in the country, and growing. The area is frequently characterized as Canada’s Silicon Valley. The Chestnut Park brand will resonate in this growing and economically diverse community. At Chestnut Park, and in all our offices and regions, we remain committed to our clients, providing the highest levels of service and professionalism, and the broadest reach. We list locally, but market globally. Our global reach is enhanced by our affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. Our partnership with Christie’s is indeed global, a vital necessity in this world of ever-expanding real estate markets. But in the end, our goal remains that an experience with Chestnut Park and its sales representatives must be an experience of excellence. IIS

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design for living JUDITH TAYLOR Founder & Principle Designer Judith Taylor Designs B.A.- I.D.D. - IDS Member

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Judith Taylor is the founder of Judith Taylor Designs, an award winning design firm based in Toronto that transforms client’s homes into personal and meaningful spaces. She loves art, colour, pattern, couture details, and most of all she loves to be inspired by what you love.

Ways to Maximize Space in Kids Bedrooms and Other Small Spaces

Small spaces does not have to mean sacrificing style for storage. Sometimes it takes a little creativity, innovative design and practical thinking to make the most out of a limited floor plan. In this article, we explore five ways you can maximize space in your kids’ bedrooms without giving up stylish design.

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Rethink Side Tables: Whenever you’re dealing with a small space, first and foremost, you have to consider maximizing functionality. In kids' rooms especially, you’ll want to think about how your child will be using their space and what your restrictions are. One of the ways we tackled this compact girl’s room was to omit side tables completely. However, you

still need a surface handy in order to keep a glass of water, cell phone, reading material, or tissues nearby. To get the best of both worlds, consider incorporating a floating shelf above the drawers in bedside built-ins. When not in use, this smaller sliding surfaces can be stowed out of sight, there by eliminating excess clutter.

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Sneaky Mirrors: A great way to make a smaller space feel larger is to add mirrors. Because they reflect light, mirrors make small spaces feel more open and airy, and give the appearance of almost being windows to more space. Use mirrors wisely, like we did in this bedroom remodel on either side of the bed, and then you can forego bulky vanities, over-dresser mirrors, or dorm-style back-of-the-door options.

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Storage that Makes a Statement: Our Wheeler Ave project pushed us to make the most of the small spaces. Instead of working around bulky furniture pieces, we decided to make a statement out of our storage solution with custom built-ins. By creating a focal point out of the headboard/dresser/side-table combination, we were able to draw visual interest into the bedroom without sacrificing practical storage space. The best part? We gained a lot of floor space by not needing a physical dresser and night tables after the built-in was completed. The room looks much more spacious now!

Looking for more storage? Think vertical! We are so accustomed to big dressers, chests, and side tables to hold our belongings that a good amount of space goes unused above those surfaces. Here, we were able to utilize vertical height to store out of season clothes and shoes, bulky items and memorabilia that don’t need to be accessed on a regular basis and take up valuable closet space.

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Toys and Clutter stay Hidden: It doesn’t take a lot of clutter, toys, or knick-knacks to make a small space feel disjointed and disorganized. In fact, seeing a clutter of picture frames, accessories, and stuffed animals littered about your child’s room can actually make a small room feel smaller. Instead, create deep drawers, baskets, and cubbies to keep everything streamlined and organized.

DESIGNER TIP: Work in a monochromatic colour palette. This will help everything appear more put together by being visually soothing. Too many colours and patterns together tend to be too busy visually and can also make a space feel smaller than it is.

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Any combination of these five suggestions is sure to help make the most of your child’s room design. When everything has its place and every place has its things, it is much easier to stay organized. Our bedrooms are our havens, and when we design, we want the same for your children. Biggest benefit of all: When you kids love their rooms and there is a place for everything, that means NO clothes on the floor!! Does your child’s room need a makeover? Better yet, is it time to finally treat yourself and overhaul your master bedroom? We hear it all the time. Our room comes last. Why not prioritize yourself and create a haven to restore yourself. You deserve it right? Work with the Judith Taylor Design Team by contacting us here: judithtaylordesigns.com Want more visual inspiration? Follow us on social!

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On the day of our photoshoot, Thrush Holmes' main 5000-plus square foot studio in Toronto’s West End is in shut-down mode after a massive rain and snow storm threatened to devastate dozens of finished works. The freak mid-April storm left Holmes’s team scrambbling to rescue paintings from streams of water pouring through his studio ceiling. Fortunately, all but three paintings were spared a wet ending.

Photos by: Bohdan Chreptak

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I used to think so much about it (my career). I had big plans and goals. things are now just coming into place.

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feature And good thing. Four works, including one impressive 10-foot by 20-foot mixed-media and neon painting, were being readied to ship to their new owner, Collector Yusaku Maezawa. If Yusaku’s name is not familiar to you, his recent art purchase may be. The Japanese billionaire made headlines last May when he purchased a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat for 110.5 million (USD), the highest price paid for a piece of artwork by an American painter. To say that Holmes has come a long way since dropping onto the Toronto art scene in 2006 may be a gross understatement. Pre-2006, Holmes was largely unknown in Canada. “I didn’t like the slow pace (of the Canadian art market) and didn’t think it would be as open to a young, unknown artist”, expanding on why he chose to take on the U.S. market before making a name for himself at home. “I wanted to take the faster route.” The faster route paid off, and with some financial success in New York, Holmes, then 26, returned to Toronto and opened his first major gallery in Queen West, brashly named Thrush Holmes Empire. His entrance onto the Toronto art scene made noise Cool Evening Painting (2018). Oil, oil stick, neon on canvas mounted to panel with artist's frame, 60 x 48 inches

by flipping the conventional gallery model onto its conventional head. Rather than opening a modest space, overseen by a quiet OCAD-esque art student, he took over 3,100 square feet of prime real estate and kitted it out with a DJ and red carpet. Cocktails flowed, parties played out night after night, and Holmes quickly cemented himself as a force within the Canadian art market. Holmes concedes that his tactics weren’t always wellreceived, but they did pay off financially. His works were selling for tens of thousands of dollars at a time when the average Queen West artist held multiple jobs to support themselves between sales. Curious about the appeal of his work, Holmes offers that his works “transcend themes and have universal appeal.” And the impressive scale of his works? “I went big as soon as I could… and once you go big, it’s hard to go back." “I have always been curious about media.” Although he was initially known for his intimate collage works, Holmes Bones (2018). Oil, neon on canvas mounted to panel with artist's frame, 60 x 48 inches

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Anthem (2016), Oil, oil stick, enamel, spray paint, urethane glue, neon on canvas mounted to panel, 84 x 144 inches

abstract florals and nudes in room settings, and landscapes, became familiar motifs. In 2008, he began energizing his stills with neon shapes. When asked how his fan base reacted to his neon work, Holmes remarks, “When you change direction, it takes years for people to catch up.” A decade later, his fans have caught up. For a time, veteran NYC-based gallerist Mike Weiss represented Holmes in North America. When Weiss abruptly and unexpectedly closed his doors in 2016, Holmes became a free agent. A bevy of top international galleries were quick to pick him up, like Beers in London, UK, who sponsored a solo exhibit of Holmes’ work at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami in 2016. Holmes is now represented full-time by the LA-based powerhouse, United Talent Agency (UTA), who are known worldwide for representing some of the biggest names in

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Hollywood (Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand and Johnny Depp, to name a few), has hurled Holmes into the artworld stratosphere (UTA was responsible for brokering the deal with Yusaku). So how does it feel to be on the brink of a seriously successful international art career? “I used to think so much about it (my career). I had big plans and goals. Things are now just coming into place.” Conscious of growing with integrity, Holmes adds, “I’m editing now. There is more care. The work needs to be strong and it needs to have guts." Guts. That word hangs with me after our conversation. If Holmes’ trajectory proves anything, it’s that his dogged determination and appetite for success have him poised for a mega career.

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Château de Ribagnac the Fairytale Castle that needed rescue Imagine leaving it all to live in luxury at a French Château. Now you can. By Natalka Falcomer

After years of committing their bodies and souls to their careers, lawyers Collette and Patrick had an epiphany: “nobody says on their deathbed ‘I wish I had spent more time in the office’”. “It’s time”, the couple decided, “to give our children more of our time rather than our money”. And what better way to do this than taking over a long forgotten Château in France and converting it into a luxurious refuge for those in need of pampering and serenity? The young family’s first days at the Château began in the depths of winter in 2003. And it was far from glamorous: no beds or tables, cobwebs strung everywhere, ancient horsehair beds and no bathrooms. Fearlessly, Patrick and Collette breathed life into the abandoned Château and transformed it into a luxurious refuge from the hustle and the bustle of life. “Our idea was to create the experience of having your own country estate, where guests can escape the everyday but feel completely at home”.

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Every corner of the inviting Château is well-appointed with French antiques and modern finishes. The heated pool is surrounded by 86 acres of luscious lawns, fresh lakes and hidden trials. When you arrive it’s clear that this is no standard “Château”. Guests are indulged with aperitifs, homemade jams and honey from local hives, buttery croissants and, for those who care to watch their waistlines, fresh fruit, fresh cheese and yogurts. Guests are free from all worries such as babysitters or drivers; the couple and busy staff take care of it all, delivering a seamless experience for every guest. With such attention to detail, it is no wonder that the Château was named on the top 10 best places to visit in France by the Guardian, International (2014). While the guests relax by the pool, take kayak trips, visit local sanctuaries and ride horses in the countryside, the couple scurry about the property and bounce between their children’s piano lessons, the local markets to gather

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fresh ingredients and flowers and the Chateau to prepare meals and ensure that the guests have what they need. Despite this harried schedule, the family always takes time to enjoy their day, especially their meals. At the end of the evening, Collette and Patrick join their guests for drinks. The carefully crafted dinners and hand-selected wines, along with the guests, make this “one of the nicest times of the day”. Such luxury, however, doesn’t come without challenges. For example, the stained glass windows had to be re-leaded. It was a financial stretch at the time, the couple are, happily, now in the position of commissioning two new stained glass windows from a local artist. Such stresses and mishaps were so dramatic that it inspired a live TV show, No Going Back on Channel 4. The couple now have a thriving business and truly do “live the dream”; they successfully “never went back”. Their biggest success, however, is not the luxurious estate or thriving business. Rather, it’s the fact that they’ve given their “children somewhere wonderful to grow up, with all the space they need”. Whether you’re a child seeking adventure or an adult yearning for luxury, the Château is a magical place. For more information please contact: www.chateauribagnac.com WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM

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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 Auto Journalists Association of Canada.

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Panamera was the first four-door Porsche (actually five, if you include the rear hatch) when introduced about eight years ago. At first glance, its overall coupe-like shape and 4-seat interior configuration may not look too different. Yet, almost everything about this multiseat, race-track ready super-car has been tweaked, redesigned or upgraded. Low and wide, the new Panamera retains the classic 911-family look up front. The most obvious styling shift is in the back. A slightly lower roofline sweeps down to an expansive taillight that spans a rear deck with sharper design lines and a concealed auto pop-up spoiler. The Panamera model line-up has also expanded and is linked to impressive new powertrain options. In addition

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to the base 2.9 litre (330 hp) turbo-charged V6, there’s a more powerful bi-turbo (440 hp) V6 variation and a 4.0 litre V8 (550 hp) edition. A 4.0 litre (422 hp) twin-turbo diesel engine version is offered and there are two hybrid-drive variants of the Panamera. The combined gas/electric power output of the 4 E Hybrid is 462hp. Even more impressive, the top-line Turbo S E-Hybrid can generate a whopping (combined) 680 hp, and propel this Panamera to 100 km/hour in less than 4 seconds. True to its sports car appeal, you sit lower in a Panamera than in most of its big luxury sedan competitors, even with the air suspension at its highest position.

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RIGHT: 2010 Panamera Tech Console design.

And it offers sporty hip-hugging bucketstyle seating for all four occupants. Rear cargo space is surprisingly generous, but passenger cabin storage spots, for smaller stuff, are limited. My biggest beef was driver seat egress. I like to sit further back (long legs) than most and that put the driver’s seatback behind the entrance B-pillar, which I had to twist myself around. In keeping with Porsche tradition, the ignition (stop/start) switch is positioned left of the steering wheel. Directly in front of the driver, a large analog tachometer centers an otherwise fully digital instrument display. An extra large multi-media display screen now dominates the centre dash area and the centre console is a smooth high gloss touch-control panel. On the highway, Panamera is an impressively smooth, quiet and tranquil place to be while leisurely cruising along. Ask for more and it’s right there, in abundance, at the flick of a switch! And as you move up through its sport driving modes, the steering and suspension stiffen, the engine races faster (in tune with your heart rate), the exhaust gets louder and that rev-matching tailpipe blip as the transmission down-shifts into corners will straighten hairs on the back of your neck... what a car! IIS

Base Price: $114,300 Price as Tested: $133,170 THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS! Porsche Panamera offers the comfort, amenities, and utility of a refined luxury sedan... in an exhilarating, high-performance sports car.

UNLESS YOU INCLUDE OLD WORLD! Sure, the sleek, uncluttered, touchy-touchy new-tech interior is appealing. Yet miss that elegantly curved double-bank of switches on the superbly crafted old centre console.

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Chestnut Park Announces Expansion into Southwestern Ontario with new Chestnut Park West affiliate Office in Waterloo’s High-Tech Region The new Chestnut Park West affiliate will expand Chestnut Park’s brand across key Southwestern Ontario markets west of the Greater Toronto Area with access into one of Canada’s fastest growing communities. Waterloo Region and Guelph boast vibrant and diverse

home to eight of Canada’s largest technology companies, with

communities with urban amenities yet an easygoing, relaxed

a well-established technology sector, the last six years have

small town feel. With extensive public transportation and a

seen impressive growth of the start-up ecosystem, producing

light rail transit system in progress, the Region is becoming

1,895 new start-ups and attracting over $670 million in

increasingly connected along the Toronto-Waterloo corridor

investment. Tech start-ups such as Thalmic Labs, Kik and

with increased two-way commuter transit to and from Toronto.

Vidyard have attracted international attention and venture

As a multi-faceted arts and culture community, the region has everything from the internationally-recognized KitchenerWaterloo Symphony and the Centre in the Square performance centre, to the diversity of festivals offered including the world’s second largest Bavarian Festival, Oktoberfest, to the Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, and year-round recreation along the Grand River, a national Heritage River, and a range of golf courses that played host to multiple LPGA tournaments.

capital most recently. There are 1,000+ tech-related companies that include industry giants like Google, SAP, OpenText, Electronic Arts, BlackBerry, Intel, Sandvine, Descartes, D2L, Maplesoft and Christie Digital. “There is a remarkable story emerging in the KitchenerWaterloo Region in terms of economic growth, and the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is quickly becoming a centre

Waterloo Region is a key partner within the globally recognized

for talent, innovation and discovery in Ontario,” said Chris

Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor. The region’s post-

Kapches, President and CEO, Broker of Record, Chestnut

secondary institutions and ecosystem of innovation serve as a

Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage. “We have an incredible

hub for world-class research and idea generation for industries

team assembled at Chestnut Park West who are not only

operating within the Region and Corridor. Dubbed the Silicon

top performers in their field, but they also fit our culture of

Valley of the North and Quantum Valley, Waterloo Region is

collaboration and authentic relationships.”

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Chestnut Park West was formed in partnership with Lee Quaile, a highly successful REALTOR® with over 11 years of experience in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region. Quaile will oversee Chestnut Park West as Managing Partner and Broker of Record. One of the key members of the Chestnut Broker of Record, Park West team is Jessica Cotton, who Sales Representative moved from Toronto to the Waterloo Region in 2009 and specializes in bespoke high-end residential and commercial design. Many of her projects have been featured in Canada’s top magazines and news periodicals such as House and Home, Style at Home, The National Post, The Toronto Star, and the Globe and JESSICA COTTON Mail. Jessica’s designs have also been Lifestyle Expert, showcased on some of HGTV and The Principle at Jessica Food Network’s top-rated shows. Cotton Design LEE QUAILE

Chestnut Park West's welcoming new office entrance

Chestnut Park West will mark its first location in UpTown Waterloo at The Shops at Waterloo Town Square offering a vibrant location with access to some of the area’s largest financial institutions located within the uptown district. “uptown Waterloo has a great mix of retail shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and great accessibility”, ADAM STEWART Director of Marketing said Adam Stewart, Director of Marketing. “We really are blessed to be so superbly located where members of our team can have meaningful conversations with homeowners and people looking to engage in real estate conversations”, he adds. “We couldn’t be more pleased to forge this new partnership with Chestnut Park, and everything that the iconic brand offers its clientele in Toronto and Ontario’s recreational markets”, said Lee Quaile, “I would encourage anyone considering a transition west of the Greater Toronto Area to take a look and see what the Waterloo Region has to offer from an affordability and quality of life perspective. We realize we have a unique opportunity with Chestnut Park in our market, and we are deeply committed to maintaining the highest possible level of service to homeowners or buyers throughout a real estate transaction”, Lee adds.

Jessica Cotton creates beautiful, sophisticated, comfortable and effortless interiors.

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design and build your urban life. Urban Blueprint is a design and build firm based in Toronto specializing in architectural planning and construction project management. This brother and sister team believe that there is a difference between a house and a home. The home represents an emotional and spiritual side to brick and mortar, and this is where design and build informs our most meaningful interactions in our most important space. We sat down with Luca Penzo, one of the Co-Founders of Urban Blueprint, to get his thoughts on renovating and design.

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Luxury living, by Urban Blue Print

How did you get started in the design and real estate world? Luca: I have been working on construction sites since I was a teenager. Our father being a developer, I was able to get into the industry as a general labourer. It was a great experience because I was able to learn how houses were built from the foundation up. I noticed that high quality custom build services were really only being provided to the luxury new construction market and that it should be accessible to the urban market as well. What is the best piece of advice you give your clients? Luca: You can’t change a home’s location; however, you can always renovate or redecorate. Planning is everything. A construction project can be a huge expense and investment, so you want to know how the money is being allocated to each aspect of the design before you break ground. What design era inspires you? Luca: There are a few. The Rococo period, incorporating ornate art into a room. I also love the modernism of Richard Neutra’s work. Everything mixed together so that rooms are not confined to a specific period. What is your favourite part about the design & build niche? Luca: It motivates us to bring our customer’s vision to life. We

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love when homeowners come to us early on in the process so that we can align all elements based on what is most important to them including budget, design, scheduling and finally construction. Rather than building on spec and having someone purchase a finished product, it is really rewarding to have the homeowner be part of the process. When our customers move in, we know they are going to feel at home because our projects are fully customized with them, for them. What are some key things buyers should look for when searching for a home? Luca: You should look for things you will love that will also be a return on your investment. Kitchen and bathrooms with good bones, good plumbing, electrical, roofing. Cosmetic changes are easy so make sure the bones are there. Look for potential areas that you can add value. If you need help determining how much things will cost, how long it will take or if it is feasible, give us a call and we will consult with you on your showing. If you are planning on adding square footage, it is also always a good idea to check the zoning by-laws that apply to the property and do your due diligence to get an understanding of what types of projects have been approved in the area.

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Bottom left: Luca Penzo, Founder & Principal and the inspired designs from Urban Blueprint.

What have been some of your biggest renovation/building challenges? Luca: It’s usually when we start discovering what is behind those walls. We’re grateful to work with interior designers, trades and craftsmen who are at the top of their game, so through collaboration we conquer those challenges. Almost every day poses a new challenge in the renovation market but with experience you are able to foresee potential issues from the get-go. It is important to have the right contract readily available when issues arise, so we can determine a solution and adjust accordingly. We always allocate a contingency fund for unforeseen circumstances. Your favourite room in a house to work on? Luca: Kids rooms or powder rooms. People tend to add more fantasy and take more risks here. Kitchen, stairways, and master bathroom. I like to pay special attention to these areas as they generally carry the most detail and express the character of the home. Any Toronto venues that inspire you? Luca: The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Favourite sources for inspiration? Luca: Travel. I love to pick up ideas from different cities and exploring how they could be implemented back home. You see a lot of properties, any design element that has really wowed you? Luca: I went into one house in Toronto and the entire home was hand painted in murals. It was mind blowing. Every square inch of the flooring was a mural story. The way the light flowed in and captured the different colours and story was so beautiful. Latest design trend you love? Luca: Glass railings. We have done them in so many different ways and in small spaces, it is a great way to transfer natural light and create a feeling of openness. Favourite design social media mavens? Luca: “We love to follow the talented and innovative Canadian designers we work with like Anne Hepfer, Jennifer Worts, and James Davie.” For more information please visit: www.theurbanblueprint.com

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REAL ESTATE CONFIDENTIAL Richard Stewart LLB, LLM, Vice President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative

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The Dawning of a New Era A Quantum Shift in Market Forces, Lifestyles, and Expectations – And There is No Turning Back the Clock

The real estate market of the Greater Toronto Area (“the GTA”) and surrounding communities has experienced a remarkable evolution over the last decade or so. It has metamorphosed from a fundamentally local one, dependent upon domestic, provincial and regional influences, to one that is much more integrated with, and influenced by, global and cross-border forces including immigration and foreign investment. As Toronto in particular is picked up on the international radar, and takes its place as a true global metropolis, this has a profound and irrevocable impact upon the residents of the city, and collaterally upon the surrounding communities and recreational and rural markets. While some of these forces have been on the horizon for some time, it is only within the last decade, and last few years in particular, that international attention, investment and migration patterns have focused on the GTA market so intensely. A wide variety of factors can be attributed to this upsurge in attention, including Canada’s enviable position as

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a comparative oasis of stability and security in an otherwise increasingly unstable and unsettled world. Complementary fundamentals include reliable political and banking systems, world class education and health care, and a strong and sustainable economy. And in the case of the GTA, its position as a dynamic business and employment centre with critical mass and diversity enhances its reach, influence and reputation on a global scale. International interest in the GTA has manifested itself in a number of ways. Families seeking better opportunity or safe havens choose to relocate to the area and set up stakes for both residential and business purposes. This builds upon itself, further encouraging investment. As the area grows in importance, investors increasingly perceive this market as fertile ground. The reservoir of potential buyers of real estate inevitably expands, adding further pressure to prices in a self-perpetuating cycle. This trend has repeated itself for most if not all of the world centres including: London, New York, Hong Kong, Paris and increasingly Sydney. This trajectory is the same for the GTA.

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Condominiums have become the new home owner norm in Toronto

Moreover, as prices go up, the perception of potential for return on investment grows, and more investors are drawn into the market. This is further encouraged by the fact that financing is facilitated through a ready and reliable pool of renters throughout the GTA. This further stokes demand, thereby imposing greater strains on affordability for local residents. This inevitably has an impact upon consumer choice, and influences demand and supply as it relates to location and property types. First off, detached and semi-detached freehold properties in the urban core become increasingly expensive and out of reach for the average potential home owner, as household income cannot keep up with the surge in property prices. Buyers therefore are shunted towards more affordable alternatives such as condominiums, or less central satellite locations. Families are forced to become more flexible, and are increasingly accustomed to raising their children in higher density developments. Previously a rarity, strollers have become a fixture in those neighbourhoods. Moreover, many newcomers to the GTA come from locations where the condominium lifestyle is already fully entrenched and the norm for most people. Demand in the condominium market thus intensifies, fueling the imbalance between supply and demand in that sector of the market, and thus forcing more people to consider other options still, including renting in the city and/ or buying their primary real estate investment in rural or surrounding communities, where they can take advantage of both lower price points as well as lifestyle benefits. Many of these trends, which saw millennials as well as downsizers consider moves to alternative locations, are facilitated by technological advances and more flexible work and living arrangements. All of this of course simply creates a knockon domino effect to the surrounding secondary communities

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and heretofore recreational and discretionary markets. Market watchers, the press and government all took note of the growing impact of foreign investment and migration to the area and the resultant imbalance between supply and demand and negative impact on affordability. Noted as well was the expanding impact on most if not all real estate markets in Southern Ontario and the Greater Golden Horseshoe, in particular. This prompted calls for action and intervention, resulting in the introduction of the Fair Housing Plan, which brought in a number of measures including a foreign speculator’s tax across the Greater Golden Horseshoe and expanded rent control. The result was an immediate pullback in the market, which was already starting to be weighed down both by lofty prices and buyer fatigue. The resultant negative psychological reverberations as well as successive rate increases and the imposition of broader stress testing for mortgage qualification as of the new year have all had dampening effects upon an otherwise unsustainably heady and overheated real estate market. But despite government attempts to engineer the market and impose some sort of artificial stasis on conditions, and preserve nostalgic expectations of bygone days where everyone could aspire to that iconic three-bedroom square plan house and garage, the inevitable influence of market forces, migration and demographic trends continues to shape the components to which a dynamic community must evolve. This is inescapable in any vibrant and thriving region. And those fundamentals are very much at play in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and surrounding areas. Newcomers continue to stream into the area, new families are formed, and people still need to live somewhere. Moreover, investors simply are persuaded, and choose, to invest in this robust, diverse, economic centre with close to full employment.

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Millennial's consider moves to alternative locations

Adapting to the city vibrant communities. Photo by Benjamin Zanatta on Unsplash

The result is that even after the imposition of government

The genie is out of the bottle, and no amount of government

measures to staunch price gains and address challenges

intervention, or top-down social engineering, can put a cork on

to affordability, average sale prices are once again on

and stop the relentless impact of market forces, progress and

the move, rising consistently now for several consecutive

evolution. But such is the case with all major global cities. Hong

months with no sign of abating. But people are adjusting, and embracing different lifestyle opportunities that reflect both the cost of real estate in a major urban centre, and the advantages of living more flexibly and creatively.

Kong, for instance, has some of the most stringent and onerous speculation taxes for real estate in the world. Notwithstanding that, demand for real estate in that world centre is unquenchable by virtue of where and what it is. Property prices there continue

The result is that the composition of buyers traditionally

to strain the imagination, and are amongst the most expensive

associated with particular housing types and geographic

of any city, anywhere. Forces at play in the GTA and surrounding

locations is increasingly fluid, and draws from an ever

areas are no different. Buyers, and the population generally,

broader and more diverse constituency, further contributing

inevitably adapt and learn to either take advantage of the

to a steadier and more sustainable market, attuned to, and

collateral benefits of this evolution, which include living in lower

integrated with, broader international forces and influences. Regardless of the specific circumstances and scenarios at play in different households, the irrefutable truth is that in a preferred location like Southern Ontario, and a burgeoning area like the

maintenance high density properties complementary of active urban lifestyles, or diversify their portfolio and go further afield to recreational or rural destinations and profit from lifestyle benefits. And, conversely, they adjust to cope with the concomitant

Greater Golden Horseshoe, which encompasses a dynamic

challenges. In the case of the GTA, a tipping point has

metropolis like Toronto making its presence felt on the global

been reached, and the real estate market for both it and

stage, it is impossible to slam on the brakes to ensure that

the surrounding communities has evolved to the next level,

housing conditions and lifestyle remain static and unchanging.

and is forever transformed. There is no turning back.

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IN Writers

we trust The Writers’ Trust of Canada is a charitable organization that seeks to advance, nurture, and celebrate Canadian writers and writing, founded in 1976 by Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Graeme Gibson, Margaret Laurence, and David Young. Writers’ Trust programming is designed to champion excellence in Canadian writing, to improve the status of writers, and to create connections between writers and readers. One thing all great writers have in common is that they always make time to read. With help from generous sponsors like Chestnut Park Real Estate, the Writers’ Trust of Canada celebrates and encourages Canadian writers who are taking their work to the next level. We asked a few Writers’ Trust literary award and program honourees to share some recent book titles that they couldn’t put down. Look no further than this list of literary gems for entertaining reads that are thought-provoking and homegrown to boot. WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM

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feature Here are some must-reads from our talented Writers' Trust award and program honourees.

Drew Hayden Taylor Past Berton House Writer-in-Residence

Tanya Talaga Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner “Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga is a fascinating, brutal book that has applications to all of Canada. Literally it will make you clench your fists in rage and maybe shed a tear or two while calling you to action.”

Tanya Talaga Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner

Eden Robinson Writers' Trust Fellowship recipient “Son of A Trickster by Eden Robinson is fantastic, lyrical, and spell-binding. She paints a great portrait of the life of a teenage Indigenous boy growing up in a single-parent household. His relationship with his mother is heartbreaking but will also leave you cheering, hoping that they make it, and hoping for a sequel.”

Eden Robinson Writers’ Trust Fellowship recipient

Yasuko Thanh Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner “Yasuko Thanh’s Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains is a historical novel about colonial Vietnam told with a cool eye and a sense of whimsy.”

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Kerry Lee Powell Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalist

Kamal Al-Solaylee Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner “Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) explores wide-ranging issues of race with humanity and grace, delving into the complexities and ambiguities of what it means to be brown in our time. Al-Solaylee is a splendid writer, achieving in Brown that rare feat: a work that is clear and complex, elegant and heartfelt.”

Kamal Al-Solaylee Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing winner

Heather O’Neill Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize finalist “Part Dickensian, part Bohemian, The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill is a tale of two orphans in Montreal in the 1930s, a feat of storytelling and further evidence of the spell that O’Neill casts on her readers with every sentence she writes.”

Heather O’Neill Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize finalist

Vivek Shraya Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers finalist “Vivek Shraya’s Even This Page is White was a fantastic book of poems. It challenges complacency and widens your scope of the world. And you will enjoy having your perception heightened. I gave it to my daughter’s friend who refuses to read books, because it is so seductive.”

Find even more interesting Canadian reads at writerstrust.com

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Ireland that No visit to the Emerald Isle would be complete without There are several tourist attractions in Ireland you just have to see when you travel the Emerald Isle - from the windswept Cliffs of Moher to the rain-soaked Aran Islands. If ancient history is your thing, Ireland has plenty of it including Newgrange or the Hill of Tara in County Meath. For sheer, unadulterated natural beauty, try the Giant's Causeway or the entire county of Kerry. There is more to Ireland than countryside and rocks as any number of attractions in Dublin, such as Trinity College and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, make clear. Ireland is filled with an array of tourist attractions from all corners of the Emerald Isle, with something for everyone.

Boyne Valley Brú na Bóinne (the Boyne Palace) in County Meath contains some of the most important historic sites and monuments in Ireland, and is a designated World Heritage Site. It features the massive megalithic ancient passage tombs - which are graves dating back to ancient times - of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. These tombs are older than both Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

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Ireland, with its breathtaking landscapes, fascinating, friendly people, and wonderful attractions, is year-round BEAUTIFUL BEYOND WORDS and is waiting for you to explore.

Newgrange, which was built about 5,000 years ago, is Ireland's most famous prehistoric site. It's especially famous for a spectacular event on Dec. 21, also known as the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. The tomb was built in such a way that on this day, it is illuminated by a narrow beam of sunlight that shines through a specially designed roof box. Those who have seen this say it’s an unforgettable experience. Nobody knows why the tomb was built in the way it was, or indeed how the stones were even transported to the site. But it does seem fairly certain that Newgrange was built before the invention of the wheel. The tomb was almost lost to history itself. It was sunk into the ground for over 4,000 years, only rediscovered in 1699 when workers carried away building stones for the landowner. As they removed the stones they discovered the entrance. But they left it undisturbed as they thought it was a cave. Then, in 1962, archaeologists began to investigate the sinking mound. Newgrange was then excavated and restored to its former glory.

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Today, access to Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth begins at a visitor centre, from where you can take a guided tour of the site. The Hill of Tara is also in Co. Meath. An archeological complex, it consists of a number of ancient monuments, including the Stone of Destiny, the Fort of the Kings and the Mound of the Hostages. Located on the River Boyne, it is said to be the actual seat of the High Kings of Ireland. Nearby is the site of the Battle of The Boyne, one of the key dates in Irish history, in which protestant William of Orange defeated Catholic James II in 1690.

RING OF KERRY For many people around the world, the Ring of Kerry drive encapsulates their image of Ireland: ancient monuments, romantic castles, spectacular gardens and colourful towns and villages. The stunning scenery, dramatic coastline, charming locales and ancient archaeological treasures have been featured in postcards, film, poetry, and song.

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Rock of Cashel

Here, the idealized view of Ireland as a land of rural greenery and natural beauty springs to reality. Tourists come to Kerry to experience this rare dip into a lifestyle foreign in pace, philosophy, and spirit. Each twist and turn on a drive around the Ring of Kerry reveals new sights windswept cliffs, breathtaking scenery, spectacular lakes, rich flora and fauna, green and yellow-checkered hills and unspoiled beaches. There is evidence of the region's unique heritage and culture everywhere, in the place names, the standing stones, and the many archaeological sites. The 6th-century beehive huts and ruined monastery on Skellig Michael are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also worth checking out are the stone forts at Caherciveen and Castlecove, the Neolithic stone circle in Kenmare, the 15th-century Ballycarberry Castle, the magnificent O'Connell Memorial Church, Derrynane House and Gardens or the pretty 19th century Heritage town, Kenmare.

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The Ring of Kerry is also highly regarded for its culinary delights, such as the local cheeses, seafood and shellfish, lamb and homemade breads. The town of Kenmare, in particular, has a number of very highly regarded restaurants. (It is thought to be the only town in Ireland that has more restaurants than pubs). The area is a favourite among artists, writers and sculptors, and there are a number of craft shops and galleries such as Cill Rialaig showcasing their best works. It's also ideal for activity holidays, such as walking and cycling routes, diving, angling, adventures sports and golfing to its array of championship golf courses - Waterville (An Coireรกn), Dooks, Kenmare and Killorglin. The coastal roads provide an ever-changing landscape around the Iveragh Peninsula, with snapshots of the famous offshore islands popping in and out of view around every corner.

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Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry

the cliffs of moher The most famous and breathtaking part of Ireland’s craggy west coastline is the Cliffs of Moher area, which feature some of the most breathtaking views on the entire island. The Cliffs stretch for almost 5 miles and rise up to 702 feet over the waters of the Atlantic ocean. The amazing view from the Cliffs includes the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, The Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Mountains. The landscape and seascape of the Cliffs of Moher have, for centuries, welcomed a multitude of visitors; close to 1 million people per year now travel to this iconic location. But don’t get the wrong impression – just because many people flock to the site, doesn't mean the experience is spoiled; it’s easy to forget your surroundings and lose yourself in nature as you stand near the edge of these majestic cliffs.

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aran islands A trip to Galway would be incomplete without a visit to the Aran Islands, the collective name for the small islands, Inishmór, Inishmaan and Inisheer. The mystical, frozen-in-time islands are famous for their preservation of a rural existence largely unchanged, at least culturally, over the centuries. There may be some electricity there these days, but the ways of the past are carefully preserved among locals who make their living much of the same way their ancestors did. The residents of the islands are happy to accommodate guests, whether by raising a pint in friendship or unravelling the folklore of the enchanted isles. Elizabeth Zellinger, a Swiss citizen, moved to Inishmór, the largest island of the three, in 1974 and grew to love it so much that in 1996 she founded Celtic Spirit, an organization that runs cultural vacation experiences on the island every summer. Groups of eight to 14 people shuttle back and

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Inisheer Island, part of Aran Islands.

Pints of Guinness poured at the Guinness Storehouse

forth to classes and workshops held at the Creig-an-Chéirín Center in Inishmór, overlooking the sea and the mountains of Connemara. The program is a great way to explore and learn about this fascinating island group. If you’d rather explore Inishmór on your own, rent a bike and make a loop around the entire island. On your one-day cycling tour, you’ll encounter ancient ruins, lots of livestock and even miniature houses for leprechauns (or are they for the tourists?).

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE A trip to Dublin's most popular tourist attraction is pretty much compulsory for any self-respecting tourist in Ireland's capital. Or, at the very least, it should be. The Guinness Storehouse tells the story of how Guinness is made and how this famous drink came to be one of Ireland's best-known exports. It is in an awesome building: its core is in the shape of a giant pint glass and consists of seven floors. After walking around for about 45 minutes and being constantly told how wonderful Guinness is, pretty soon the subliminal messages start to kick in. Before you know it, you find yourself craving a pint of the black, delicious stuff as if your life depended on it, even if you were previously not a fan. (It is, after all, an acquired taste). The top floor, which has the Gravity Bar, is the most fun. There you get a complimentary pint of Guinness. You also get the most spectacular view of Dublin, which is worth the admission price alone.

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Trinity College is Ireland's most prestigious college - and although its rivals at University College Dublin might dispute this, it's probably the best university in Ireland.

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But one thing not up for argument is the magnificent setting of Trinity: many of its majestic buildings are hundreds of years old. (The college was founded by England's Queen Elizabeth in 1592.) Architecturally at least, Trinity is way above its nearest rivals. Although the college is best known for the Book of Kells, it's also worth going there to check out the Long Room of its old library. (Apparently, this room was the inspiration for a room called the Jedi Archives, in the movie, “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones”). It is also worth taking one of the guided tours around the college, as nearly every building seems to have an interesting story. Many of the tour guides appear to be Trinity College drama school graduates; they always seem to add a little dramatic flair to their tours. The best time of the year to visit this university is around the end of May, just after the students' exams are over. Then the whole college comes to life. A popular activity among its students is to sit out outside the Pavilion Bar (known as The Pav), while watching a game of cricket. Join them and bring a few beers.

THE BURREN The Burren, which is formed by limestone karst plates (in other words, it's a great big rocky mass), is one of Ireland’s most famous natural attractions. The limestone terrain holds a special fascination for geologists and botanists for its Mediterranean and alpine plants. Described as a botanist's paradise, the Burren has one of the most diverse and beautiful floras in Ireland: 635 different plant species (including 22 of Ireland's 27 native orchids) have been recorded here. The region also has a number of more rare and elusive species such as the carnivorous pine marten, the snake-like slow worm and the rare lesser horseshoe bat, as well as over 100 breeding birds and almost all of Ireland's native butterfly species. The diversity of species is due to a happy coincidence of natural and cultural factors. The unique growing environment provided by the thick limestone and thin soil and low impact

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St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

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traditional farming practices such as the ancient practice of winter grazing contribute to the presence of this rich flora. The European Union has designated most of the Burren as a Special Area of Conservation, a title reserved for the finest natural environments in Europe.

TITANIC BELFAST Twice named the best tourist attraction in all of Europe, Titanic Belfast has quickly become a must-see for any visit to Ireland and Northern Ireland since it opened in 2012. The Belfast center, completed to mark the centenary of

ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL

the Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage, is on the site of the

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in Dublin. In a well close to the cathedral, St Patrick was believed to have baptized converts from paganism to Christianity. To commemorate his visit, a small wooden church was built on the site. Later, in 1191, the present building was constructed, and St. Patrick's was raised to the status of a cathedral.

former Harland & Wolff shipyard where the ship was built.

St Patrick's is also notable for being the first place where Handel's “Messiah” was performed in 1742. Another interesting fact: Jonathan Swift, the author of “Gulliver’s Travels,” who was the dean of the cathedral from 1713-45, is buried here.

passion and pride of those who designed and built her and

While this cathedral is replete with history, St. Patrick's is not, however, a museum. It's still very much a living building with services held every day of the year. There are also sung services six days a week. The choir sings two services every day during school terms - the only cathedral in Ireland or Britain to do so.

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Titanic Belfast tells the stories of the Titanic, which hit an iceberg and sank during her maiden voyage in 1912, and her sister ships RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic, while paying homage to Belfast's maritime history. Only in Belfast City can you trace the Titanic story to its source, discover the relive the excitement of the Titanic era when the city was at the height of its powers. A dedicated Titanic exhibition takes visitors through the entire life cycle of the infamous ship - from its construction in Belfast and launch, to its maiden voyage and tragic sinking, to the legacy of the disaster, the myths and legends that surround it, and the shipwreck itself at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. www.irishcentral.com

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the

When immersed in the city, you will be among a vibrant and

provincial capital. Located in southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and situated on a broad sloping plateau intersected by an extensive network of rivers, deep ravines and urban forests. Toronto is an exciting metropolitan city that has so much to offer its residents and visitors.

dynamic culture. There are over 160 languages spoken in Toronto, and approximately 50% of the residents have been born in another country. Residents of Toronto experience all the city has to offer from the cultural museums, galleries, festivals, public events and sporting events. From strolling through the Royal Ontario Museum to see a featured exhibit

The city has a large collection of skyscrapers and highrise buildings that grace the skyline. Protruding among these beautiful strong buildings is the CN Tower, the third tallest tower in the world. This well-known landmark and popular tourist attraction presents visitors with beautiful 360 degree views of Toronto.

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to cheering for one of Toronto's sports team at the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre or BMO Field, there is so much to do. Throughout the downtown core are districts where residents ďŹ nd shops, businesses, restaurants and fashion to suit their taste.

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THE ONE AND ONLY CUMBERLAND APARTMENT

offered at: $31,500,000 Toronto, Ontario: The remarkable north-south vistas serve as the ultimate backdrop for this iconic cosmopolitan property, which rests above Bloor Street - Canada's Fifth Avenue. This is the finest example of modernist design under the direction of architect Philip Johnson, and a total restoration and reconstruction by world renowned JF Brennan Design Build. The residence spans 10,200 sq.ft. of living space plus 5000 sq.ft. of wrap around terraces. This unique two-storey apartment presents an elegant layout, creating a tremendous flow for entertaining. The centerpiece of this remarkable property is a soaring travertine foyer leading to an expansive living room, a grand dining room accented with a distinctive wood sliding screen, and the library—all with access to the southern terraces. The grand master is made up of his & her baths, dressing rooms, and a sitting room. Also located on the second floor are 2 oversized bedrooms with their own terraces and a fabulous gym. The building provides a full-time concierge, security service and easy access to Bloor St. A discreet private entrance ensures security & privacy for residents.

Jimmy Molloy, Sales Representative Office: 416.925.9191 jimmymolloy@rogers.com jimmymolloy.com WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM

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"New York Vibe" in South Hill with a view to a Castle

offered at: $2,995,000 Toronto, Ontario: This beautiful house was completely gutted and architecturally renovated in 2009 and recent renovations were undertaken by the current owner in 2014. When you enter the interior, it does not disappoint, the “wow� factor is there with the lengthy and spacious hallways, rich hardwood floors and high ceilings. The interior light abounds from every direction. There is an incredible "Deisel" designed gourmet Scavolini kitchen overlooking tall Oak trees. In addition, there are 3 Bedroom suites, including a glorious Master. There are 5 beautiful spa-inspired bathrooms. In the Lower Level is the Media Room with walk-out to the landscaped tailored gardens, Exercise Room & Sauna. This is a very special offering. It's ideal for entertaining but very easy to live in and enjoy. A quiet location with excellent "walkability" A gem!

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO $17,688,000

Forest Hill Stone Manor House Toronto, Ontario:

Rare offering of a landmark estate on the most prestigious street in the heart of Forest Hill. This majestic mansion has 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, private oasis on a 3/4 acre lot. Extensive renovation completed in 2013 includes new heated stone 3 car garage and resort style pool with waterfall, 3rd floor home theatre with vaulted ceilings. This extensive remodel includes custom work with the finest details of true old world craftsmanship blended with modern day design and technology. This turnkey estate comes loaded with every fine detail. 2 laundry rooms, gym, south facing solarium, main floor library with walk out to meticulously manicured lawns, exquisite garden and a sparkling pool create a magical paradise in the heart of the city. Approximately 9,700 sq. ft. + 3,000 sq. ft. in lower level. Truly a spectacular property.

Eileen Farrow* Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: 416.275.1215 eileenfarrow@chestnutpark.com

$10,995,000

When Only The Finest Of Rosedale Will Do! Toronto, Ontario:

Iconic Rosedale stone mansion poised on a ravine. Spectacular principal rooms both for entertaining and family life. Gourmet kitchen opens to large family room with fireplace and views over ravine. Four large bedrooms all with ensuites. Nanny suite. Five fireplaces, Wood panelled office. Gym. Media room. Wine cellar. Additional laundry on the second floor. Multiple walkouts to stone terraces and deep views over Rosedale ravine. Gardens irrigated and lit. Built-in garage. Double circular driveway behind stone pillars. 108 Glen is 27 years new with many recent renovations. High ceilings. Large windows. Wonderful light throughout. Turnkey ready.

Eileen Farrow* Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: 416.275.1215 eileenfarrow@chestnutpark.com *

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO Majestic Richard Wengle Design Residence - Lawrence Park

PRICE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Toronto, Ontario:

This majestic three-storey stone residence is located on an expansive 14,326sf lot overlooking the Sherwood Park ravine on a coveted street in Lawrence Park. The exquisitely designed interior features grand principal rooms, six bedrooms and a spectacular lower level. The breathtaking backyard oasis with gorgeous natural light from south and west exposure with two-sided ravine views features an inground pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen and fireplace. In addition, a rare four car underground heated garage and double driveway (with snow melt system) provides parking for 10+ cars making this a truly unique offering for the most discerning buyer.

www.29blythhillroad.com

THE ASHBY POOLE TEAM ERIN ASHBY* Direct: 416.276.4849 erin@theashbypooleteam.com

THE ASHBY POOLE TEAM BRITTANY POOLE* Direct: 647.822.5730 brittany@theashbypooleteam.com

BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF TORONTO

$5,195,000

Toronto, Ontario:

Stunning residence rarely available in one of Toronto's most prestigious buildings designed by Robert Stern. Approx 3600 sq ft with 2 terraces and 2 parking spots. Breathtaking views. 11 ft ceiling throughout. Amenities are second to none - World Class. Steps to Bloor St and Yorkville.

KATHRYN HARRIS* Office: 416.925.9191 kathrynharris@chestnutpark.com

OUTSTANDING ROSEDALE OFFERING

$4,895,000

Toronto, Ontario:

A grand Tudor offering on Whitney Avenue. Three storeys of elegant and refined spaces and situated on an exceptional 51 x 171 foot south lot. Main floor library, second floor family room, and a glorious master suite with dressing room, four piece ensuite and tandem study. Outstanding rear gardens, private driveway and superb Rosedale location.

Maggie Lind* Office: 416.925.9191 Betsy MacDonald** Office: 416.925.9191 maggie@maggielind.com macbetsy@rogers.com CH ESTN UT PARK RE AL ESTATE LIMITED, B ROKER AG E

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO A Triumph Of Restoration!

$4,695,000

Toronto, Ontario:

How rare to find a superb Rosedale new home within exterior walls of 1929. Only the best materials were used. Sensitive historical details such as copper eaves, cedar roofing, new leaded glass wndws mix beautifully with modern: new garage with heated drive & walkway, wired for smart home syst, gym, ensuites for all 4 bedrms. Chef's kitchen, Family room walk-out to garden.

EILEEN FARROW* Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: 416.275.1215 eileenfarrow@chestnutpark.com

Magical Castle Frank Crescent! Seven Oaks!

$4,395,000

Toronto, Ontario:

Cul-de-sac on a ravine w/deer, fox, rabbits yet steps to Bloor/Yonge & The Danforth! 1/3 acre w/good table land. Built in 1910. Prime Minister Meighen’s home for decades. History & charm. 7+1 bdrms. Ravine views. Family rm opens to large flagstone terrace. Finished walk out basement. Garage converted to four season’s studio. Leaded glass windows. Architects Chadwick & Beckett.

EILEEN FARROW* Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: 416.275.1215 eileenfarrow@chestnutpark.com

Coveted Alexandra Boulevard

$3,795,000

Toronto, Ontario:

Fabulous Alexandra Boulevard! Extensively renovated three storey, four bedroom family home within walking distance to Yonge St. Main floor family room, study, a beautifully renovated kitchen with breakfast room. Master suite with large walk-in closet, sitting room, and four piece ensuite overlooking the rear gardens. Private driveway for three cars a single car garage.

Maggie Lind* Office: 416.925.9191 Office: 416.925.9191 maggie@maggielind.com

CLASSIC FOREST HILL

$3,500,000

Toronto, Ontario:

Fabulous opportunity to renovate or build new in prestigious Forest Hill. Handsome 7 bedroom Georgian home on quiet street. Great curb appeal. Spacious principal rooms. Excellent public and private schools nearby. Short walk to Forest Hill Village shops, restaurants and TTC.

Bessie Seyffert* Office: 416.925.9191 Cell: 416.276.6045

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • TORONTO LAWRENCE PARK MASTERPIECE

$5,795,000

Toronto, Ontario:

Modern, show-stopping residence in sought after enclave. 6,000+ sq. ft. of brilliantly executed living space with soaring ceilings and contemporary finishes. Spectacular 4 + 1 bedrooms, 6 baths, media room, gym and heated garage with dog wash. This captivating home could be yours. Contact me for a private showing.

Charlene Kalia* Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: 416.953.1226

www.charlenekalia.com

LUXURY LIVING ABOVE THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, TORONTO

$2,650,000

Toronto, Ontario:

Exceptional 54th floor Two-Bedroom & Den 'Private Estate' above the Shangri-la Hotel. The suite spans 1,848 sq ft finished to the highest of standards offering breathtaking North-East views up University Avenue. Impeccable 5-star hotel services and amenities including 24-hr concierge, valet parking, chauffeur service, fitness centre, indoor pool & hot tub etc.

Dylan Donovan* Direct: 416.317.4040 Kristen Duern* Direct: 647.801.9003 ddonovan@chestnutpark.com kristenduern@chestnutpark.com

$3,875,000

SUMMERHILL NEW YORK BROWNSTONE

$2,395,000

STUNNING ST. REGIS LUXURY SUITE Toronto Ontario:

Experience this exquisite 4 level/3800 sq. ft. home with private elevator which accesses all floors. Relax/entertain on your choice of the 900 sq. ft. rooftop or BBQ/dine on the deck off the kitchen. 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2 car garage parking.

Live at the luxurious St Regis Residences Toronto. Large corner suite on the sunny south-east side of the building. Private marble foyer, Chauffeured House Car, 24 hr white glove concierge, in-room dining, housekeeping and infinity pool.

CAITLIN WEAVER*

SUSAN BANDLER* Office: 416.925.9191

$3,450,000

Toronto Ontario:

www.susanbandler.com

2-STOREY NEW YORK STYLE CONDO

Direct: 416.890.3017

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SCARLETT & EGLINTON GEM

$599,000

Toronto Ontario:

Toronto Ontario:

BARBARA TEMPLE Direct: 416.925.9191 barbtemple@chestnutpark.com

2,435 sqft. condo in the heart of Rosedale. Extensive and very sophisticated renovation in 2015/2016. Main floor opens to a beautiful 350 sqft. south facing terrace nestled into the trees. Walk to Craigleigh Gardens Park, shopping on Bloor St. & Sherbourne subway.

1460 sq.ft. 3 bedroom condo. South-east exposure. Balcony. Underground parking. Close to parks, shops and transit. Amazing space and location 20 minutes to downtown.

DAWNA SATOV* Direct: 416.727.2273 dawnasatov@sympatico.ca

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some Must dos in toronto • summer 2018

JUNE JUNE 8 - 17 NXNE: North By Northeast Festival at Yonge and Dundas Square www.nxne.com

JUNE 16 - 22 Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black & Cacti at The National Ballet of Canada www.national.ballet.ca/Productions/2017-18-Season/Cacti

JUNE 22 - 24 Redpath Waterfront Festival at the Revitalized Queens Quay & Waterfront www.towaterfrontfest.com

JUNE 22 - 23

JUNE 6 - 24

Wine & Spirit Festival's 10th Anniversary at Sugar Beach www.wineandspiritfestival.ca/

Luminato Festival 2018 All Over Downtown Toronto www.luminatofestival.com

JUNE 21 - 22 SMASH: We Are More at Gardiner Museum www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/smash-we-are-more

JUNE 22 - 24 38th Annual Pride Festival Weekend www.pridetoronto.com/parade

JUNE 22 - JULY 1 TD Toronto Jazz Festival www.torontojazz.com

JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 3 The Evidence Room at Royal Ontario Museum www.rom.on.ca/en/evidence

JUNE 29 - JULY 1 Queen's Plate Festival at Woodbine Racetrack www.queensplate.com

JUly JULY 2 - 22

JULY 1 - OCT 7 (EVERY WEEKEND) Waterfront Artisan Market www.waterfrontbia.com

TD Salsa in Toronto Festival www.salsaintoronto.com

JULY 1 - ONGOING (EVERY SAT AND SUN) Kensington Market Sweet and Savoury Food Tour www.tastytourstoronto.com

JULY 1 - SEP 4 (EVERY THU, FRI, SAT, SUN) Waterfront Singing Ambassadors www.waterfrontbia.com

JULY 4 - 15 Toronto Fringe Festival, Scadding Community Centre and various venues www.fringetoronto.com

July 6 - 22

JULY 6 - 8

SUMMERLICIOUS at various Toronto Restaurants www.toronto.ca explore-enjoy festivals-events summerlicious

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57th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square www.torontooutdoor.art

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JULY 6-29

AUGUST 10

Beaches International Jazz Festival at The Beaches Neighborhood www.beachesjazz.com

Friday Night Jazz at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada www.toronto.ca

AUGUST 10 - 12 Taste Of The Danforth along Danforth Avenue www.tasteofthedanforth.com

AUGUST 18 - SEPTEMBER 4 The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) www.theex.com

AUG 24 Toronto Cider Festival at Sherbourne Common www.torontociderfestival.com

AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 2 JULY 7 - 8

Fan Expo Canada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre www.fanexpocanada.com

13th Annnual Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival www.salsaintoronto.com

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 3

JULY 5 - AUGUST 23

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery at the Distillery Historic District www.toronto.ca

The Edwards Summer Music Series at the Toronto Botanical Garden www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca

JULY 6 - 22 SUMMERLICIOUS at various Toronto Restaurants www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/summerlicious

JULY 11 Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental Public Opening at Art Gallery of Ontario www.ago.ca

JULY 12 - 4

SEPTEMBER 1 Air Show Cruise Aboard the Tall Ship: Empire Sandy http://www.empiresandy.com

SEPTEMBER 7 - 16 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at Venues Across the City www.tiff.net/tiff

SEPTEMBER 14 - 16 Toronto Ukrainian Festival www.ukrainianfestival.com

SEPTEMBER 23

Toronto Summer Music Festival at Koerner Hall & Other Venues www.torontosummermusic.com

The Word on The Street Toronto at Harbourfront Centre www.thewordonthestreet.ca

SEPTEMBER 23

JULY 13 - 15 Honda Indy Toronto at the Exhibition Place www.hondaindytoronto.com

Fourth Annual Etsy: Made in Canada at MaRS Discovery District www.toronto.com/events/etsy-made-in-canada

JULY 20 - 22

SEPT 29 - 30

Taste Toronto Pizza Festival at Ontario Place www.pizzafestival.ca

Nuit Blanche Toronto – Various Downtown Exhibition Sites www.nbto.com

JULY 26 - 29 Festival Of Beer at Bandshell Park - Exhibition Place www.beerfestival.ca

August AUGUST 2 - 6 Caribana Toronto Weekend www.caribanatoronto.com

AUGUST 4 - 12 Rogers Cup By Tennis Canada at Aviva Centre www.rogerscup.com

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SEPTEMBER 1 - 3 The Canadian International Air Show at the CNE www.cias.org

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA

Muskoka has become a household name in North America associated with cottage country. Sprinkled throughout the gorgeous lakes in the area are large mansion-like summer estates owned by celebrities and the affluent. The area itself is welcoming to anyone with any budget, but owning a property in the area, especially on the most coveted lakes, can exceed most people's budgets. It's the area itself that has created this craving for seasonal experiences. If you have the chance to visit or live there, you will understand why. There are approximately 60,000 permanent residents and 100,000 seasonal residents in this major summer colony. Most of the large estates sit on Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph. The sprawling estates are populated by Hollywood and sports stars, as well as popular national

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business leaders. Aside from the luxurious real estate, there are many things that attract individuals to the area. There are exciting summer camps for children, museums, great hiking trails, swimming in sparkling waters and events and festivals to explore, all which reflect Muskoka's charm and uniqueness. The outdoors offer an abundance of wildlife and nature, and the indoors cater to those who are interested in relaxing out of the sun. There are also incredible boat cruises, including scenic tours on one of Muskoka's identifiers: the steam boat, the most famous being the Segwun. Muskoka is known for culture, trendy shopping, exceptional dining, an exciting craft beer scene and beautiful art galleries. On the lakes you will find people relaxing dockside, paddle boarding, kayaking and boating. Muskoka is a beautiful, modern and special cottage community. Muskoka is the Hamptons of the North.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA $12,900,000

ULTIMATE AND MUCH ADMIRED LAKE JOSEPH ESTATE Muskoka, Ontario:

Over 2,000 ft. of idyllic shoreline; dramatic granite, a perfect natural sand beach, and smooth Georgian Baystyle rock. The 4 vacant waterfront lots await your future family expansion. The 29 wooded acres ensure extreme privacy. the year-round custom-built vacation home offers approximately 7,000 sq.ft. of living space on 4 levels. Quality finishes are evident, but don’t overwhelm. The serene master suite offers private balcony views over the Lake, plus a separate office on the third floor. The interior is connected to the natural setting through numerous terraces, balconies and Muskoka stonework. The extensive landscaping frames the cottage in this tranquil setting. 2 boathouses and a large garage complete the picture. For details on this property & other fine properties. Visit: www.paulcrammond.com

PAUL CRAMMOND**, MBA Direct: 705.646.8129 Office: 705.765.6878 pcrammond@muskoka.com www.paulcrammond.com

$4,995,000

Lake Joseph Family Retreat Just 2 Hours from GTA Muskoka, Ontario:

Postcard Vista from 550 Feet of Sublime Waterfront Offering Crystal Clear Deep Water with Hard Packed Sand Area. Towering Pines and Granite Outcroppings Adorn 11 Acres. Open Concept 4,900 sq. ft. Cottage. 5-Bedrooms, 2 with Nurseries, 4 with En-suites Totaling 6 Baths. Presenting a Luxurious 10-Person Sauna, Vast Post & Beam Great Room with Stone Fireplace and Chef’s Kitchen for Entertaining. Picturesquely Positioned to Provide Wide Lake Views through Walls of Windows. Outdoor Lighting System by Integra, Granite Paths and Steps, Patios, Gazebo and Waters Edge Observation Deck. Winterized 3-Slip Boathouse with Lifts and Living Quarters by David Gillett. Located in an Esteemed Area of Large Frontages Affording a High Degree of Privacy Coupled with the Absence of Road Noise and Boat Traffic Serving Up the Utmost in Peace and Tranquility.

24 Years Selling Area Waterfront Direct: 705.646.4693 jack@muskoka.com *

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA $6,300,000

ULTIMATE LUXURY EQUALS ULTIMATE PRIVACY Muskoka, Ontario:

Rare 2 lot offering, south Lake Joseph, both with 300+ feet. Beautiful year round olde Muskoka cottage with large living areas, main floor master suite, stunning Muskoka Room with magnificent stone fireplace, 2-storey Boathouse with living quarters and much more. Additional building possibilities.

Jim Gardiner** Direct: 705.646.7358 Iris Gardiner** Direct: 705.646.6367 GardinerTeam@gmail.com cottagesinmuskoka.com

$3,395,000

LAKE MUSKOKA DREAM Muskoka, Ontario:

Enjoy over 6,000 sq ft of the highest quality design, construction and finishes. No expense spared: 6 bedrooms, 4+ baths, 3 Muskoka stone fireplaces, Chef's kitchen, antique hemlock floors, etc. etc. Beautiful boathouse too. Views to admire. Just minutes to Gravenhurst's shops and golf.

Paul Crammond**, MBA Direct: 705.646.8129 Ragan Zilic Lovegrove**,BA Direct: 705.571.0179 pcrammond@muskoka.com ragan@homesbyragan.com

$2,995,000

SPARROW LAKE OPPORTUNITY Muskoka, Ontario:

Enjoy total privacy with this extremely unique property. Features 2,900 ft shoreline and over 6 acres. All-day sun & amazing sunsets. Create your ultimate family compound here: Build up to 3 cottages and 3 bunkies. Natural sand beach faces southwest. Spectacular red granite shore & towering white pines. Ideal locale just 1 1/2 hours to Toronto. "Where the sun sets".

Paul Crammond** David Samborski*

Direct: 705.646.8129 Direct: 705.644.3374 pcrammond@muskoka.com greyrock@muskoka.com

$2,395,000

Fume Lake Muskoka, Ontario:

Privacy & tranquility assured in this nature lovers paradise. Offering 800 feet of unspoiled shoreline and 200 acres of natural Canadian wilderness, the possibilities for year round enjoyment are endless. Newly constructed 6 bedroom waterfront home with cathedral ceiling in Great Room, wood burning fireplace and spacious open concept living. Make this your escape!

MARILYN MANNION* Office: 705.645.7123 Direct: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com *

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA Lake Joseph

$1,649,000

Muskoka, Ontario:

This picturesque offering has it all with natural wooded privacy, granite outcroppings, magnificent perennial gardens & 455" of pristine shoreline. Charm & elegance are embodied in this spacious five bedroom cottage w/ ample room for entertaining. At the waters edge glorious two storey boathouse with private guest quarters. Perfect sand beach for little ones.

MARILYN MANNION* Office: 705.645.7123 Direct: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com

LAKE JOSEPH - CLOSE TO OVIINBYRD

$1,195,000

Muskoka, Ontario:

This wonderful property features over 300' of waterfront and 13 acres of land which lends itself to be redeveloped with the cottage and 2 storey boathouse of your dreams. Easy access from Toronto and very centrally located to golf courses, restaurants and so much more. iMuskoka.com

Ben Imrie* Dan Imrie* Tyler daCosta* Direct: 705.765.6565

Lake Joe Exquisite SW Fam Cmpd

$14,700,000 SOLD

Sandra Waldie* Direct: 705.646.4747 Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705.706.3350

7000 sq ft of Sheer Splendour finely crafted by Forest Hill Fine Homes marrying Luxe Living w Gracious Muskoka Hamptons Architecture. 12 Ac 335' gorgeous priv. views, minutes to Carling . Designer Kit, fun media rm, 2 Bdrm boaths. Stunning!

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waldie@sympatico.ca

Muskoka, Ontario:

SANDRA WALDIE* Direct: 705.646.4747 JAMIE BLAIR* Office: 705.375.9191 *

Muskoka, Ontario:

An impeccable marriage of the very best. Swadron Architecture,Gluckstein int. nestled exclusively on 744' 8.45 Ac.of perfect " Grp of 7" shore. Tennis + chic exercise pavilion, 3 car gar, 2 storey suited boaths, breathtaking views.

Lk. Rosseau, 692' 200 Ac jewel

$7,775,000

LAKE ROSSEAU 1ST EVER OFFERING

$7,950,000

Muskoka Ontario:

Ultimate Family cmpd/ hideaway W 4000' sq ft + yr. rnd custom beauty enveloped by exquisite shore on 3 Lakes! Stunning Rosseau beachside + 2 storey boaths w deeper water, 1000's of ft on Dyson Lake w chic summer house & private whole lake / paradise. muskokalakescottages.net

$6,950,000

muskokalakescottages.net

LK ROSSEAU SUNSET LANDMARK

SOLD

Muskoka Ontario:

1,824' S & W Point W Picture perfect views & Splendid private lands enveloping gorgeous historic yet newly fashioned Water's edge summer house w stone cocktail terrace, 2 boathouses, 3 slips, 2 Bdrms atop. For those desirous of the best.

Sandra Waldie* Direct: 705.646.4747 Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705.706.3350 waldie@sympatico.ca

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA Lake Muskoka 11 Bdrm Sunsets

$4,995,000

Sandra Waldie* Direct: 705.646.4747 Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705.706.3350

Muskoka Ontario:

A Great Estate in every sense of the word. Twin shores 660', 8 Ac. Excl. Beaumaris/Port Carling Corridor. Breathtaking vistas, Mag stone,Terrace, boaths w 3 bays, Timeless design, Mod. Comforts, designer Furniture, Magically Private.

Sunsets, serenity & privacy assured. Amazing views, all day sun, level point of land, rock & pines setting. 2 self-contained cottages, executive bunkie/office, boathouse, and large shore dock. Continue to use as is or redevelop to suit your needs.

Maggie Tomlinson*

waldie@sympatico.ca

Direct: 705.644.9283 Office: 705.765.6878

LAKE JOE 800'

$3,995,000

625 FEET - LAKE MUSKOKA

$2,995,000

Muskoka Ontario:

SUNSETS ON LAKE OF BAYS

$2,850,000

Muskoka, Ontario:

Muskoka Ontario:

Sunsets all year round on Lake of Bays.Over 400 feet of South West exposure, 2.99 acres sitting on a level lot. With a 3 bedroom main log cottage & a 3 bedroom winterized guest house plus a garage with an additional room.

One of the Last " Great Shores" perfectly unspoiled w smooth Granite shore, wavy Mature Sunset swept pines, majestic privacy & stunning views. Idyllic building sites, glorious deep shores, hidden swim grotto, area of larger legacy Estates.

SANDRA WALDIE* Direct: 705.646.4747 JAMIE BLAIR* Office: 705.375.9191

Sandra Waldie* Direct: 705.646.4747 Samantha Waldie* Direct: 705.706.3350

Direct: 705.571.0179

$1,695,000

Muskoka Ontario:

beautifully appointed and very private four bedroom cottage located minutes to Rocky Crest Resort. 230 feet of private shoreline and wonderful southerly views. Low maintenance property with single slip boathouse and features shallow and deep water.

waldie@sympatico.ca

Renne Bakema* Direct: 705.801.5878 RENBAK@HOTMAIL.COM

$1,999,000

Located minutes from Hwy 400. 425 ft of mixed hard bottom sand beach & deep water, steel docks ready for boathse. Recently renovated, finished w/granite & hardwooda throughout the 2300 sq.ft. Open concept kitchen/living, family rm, 4 bedrms & 3 baths. 1+ Acre of level land. jquinn@muskoka.com michele@michelecurry.ca

YEAR ROUND LAKEHOUSE Muskoka Ontario:

Maggie Tomlinson* Direct: 705.644.9283 Office: 705.765.6878

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lake joseph-rocky crest locale

The ultimate Fam cot with room for everyone. Spacious interior 2 Great Rms.walls of glass, sauna, yr rnd access affording winter wonderland to summer playground! Hidden in the trees, commanding S wide views, boathouse, & total private too!

Muskoka Ontario:

Joe Quinn* Direct: 705.644.3015 Michele Curry* Direct: 705.706.1161

susanbrown@vianet.ca ragan@homesbyragan.com

Muskoka Ontario:

LAKE JOSEPH GEM!

$1,449,000

Susan Brown** Direct: 705.788.4176 Ragan Zilic Lovegrove**,BA

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Lk Rosseau Sun & surf S Jewel

$1,899,000

MuskokaCottageForSale.ca TeesRus@Muskoka.com

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Exquisitely appointed 4,800 sq.ft set on over 200' private waterfront. Exudes a worldly sophistication. Turn-key for immediate use. Includes 3-storey lakeside 'sanctuary' tower & private wine cellar. Paved road, 90 mins to GTA. Must see! MuskokaCottageForSale.ca TeesRus@Muskoka.com *

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • MUSKOKA LAKE JOSEPH CLUB VILLA

$1,195,000

Marilyn Mannion* Office: 705.645.7123 Direct: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com

Gravenhurst, Ontario:

Resort living at its finest! Beautiful sunsets overlooking the par 3 executive course & Clubhouse. Premium end unit w/ 3 bedrooms, large kitchen & breakfast nook & separate dining room. Great Room w/ cathedral ceiling & stone fireplace.

Unique & rare road access 4.7 acre property. Featuring renovated 4 bedroom, original farmhouse with screen porch, stone fireplace vintage, smaller 2 bedroom cottage & double garage. 129' SW waterfron. Fully winterized comfort. Gorgeous scenic property.

SUNSETS ON KAHSHE!

$629,000

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SPECTACULAR RARE FIND!

$955,000

Muskoka Ontario:

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KLUEY'S BAY, KAHSHE LAKE

$415,000

Gravenhurst, Ontario:

Gravenhurst, Ontario:

Calling all sun worshippers & beach lovers! Private oasis on Kahshe Lake. Cape Cod inspired 1.5 storey Cottage on the beach, great deck, hot tub, tiki bar & bunkie. Fresh, Bright, Modern interior finishes,3 bds/2bth, wd fp, Private.

A classic Muskoka cottage setting – granite rock, grass and large sand beach w a log cabin built by a Fur Trader circa 1890. 3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, screen porch to enjoy summer evenings! Waterside shed/Bunkie! Located mins from Marina. A spectacular sunny view.

APRIL DRANE* Direct: 705 684.9087 | Cell/Text: 416.617.3733 aprilgadsbydrane@sympatico.ca

KAHSHE LAKE DEEDED LAKE ACCESS $9,750,000

$359,000

$3,250,000

Gravenhurst, Ontario:

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Rare find,woodsy,private cottage getaway on 1.9 acres, good road, 10mins to Grv, 90mins from T.O offers deeded lake access to beautiful Kahshe Lake for canoe/kayak w/o WF taxes! 3bd/2bth, wd fp, pp furnace, decking/firepit, ample parking.

10 ACRE LAKE JOSEPH ISLAND

MUSKOKA GOLF COURSE

Extremely user friendly Island offering multiple opportunities for further development,severed in 2 parcels,main cottage & 7 slip BH,several out buildings.

Already enjoying Muskoka? Why not invest here too! Diversify your portfolio or include a group of your friends. 300+ acres, approx 75acre dev potential. TeesRus@Muskoka.com

Jamie Blair* Direct: 705.375.9191 Tom McDonald** Office: 705.375.9191

Maggie Tomlinson* Direct: 705.644.9283

$1,995,000

$1,295,000

$1,295,000

$695,000

OUTSTANDING VISTAS

Peninsula Lake

LAKE OF BAYS

LAKE MUSKOKA

One of the last vacant lots on pristine Little Lake Joseph. 440' frontage, 2.2 acres of dramatic shore, rocky pine treed point offering great privacy.

Shows well! 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, long south facing lake views, extensive granite landscaping, lots of decking,year round, minutes to Huntsville.

240 ft frontage & great privacy on 1.7 acres, gently sloping lot, hard sandy shoreline with beach area & deep water at end of dock, 2700 sq. ft.

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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Muskoka Living Matt Driscoll Multimedia Reporter / Editor

"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."

Sawdust City has quickly become one of the hottest tickets for local music in Muskoka. (Photo by Emily Collins)

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Once upon a time if you wanted to hear live music in Muskoka your best bet was to head to the church on Sunday. These days you can find live local music virtually any day of the week across the region. There’s been a sea of change over the course of the past decade and it’s led to a thriving Muskoka music scene.

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Venues like Sawdust City Brewing Co. in Gravenhurst, The Griffin Gastropub in Bracebridge, as well as On the Docks Pub and the Mill on Main in Huntsville have all put a heavy emphasis on local music. There are frequent open mic nights and stalwarts of the local scene grace the stage on a regular basis. “There are so many more venues for local bands and artists to play than there were 10 years ago,” says Seamus Saunders, who’s responsible for booking the musical acts at Sawdust City and a veteran of the local music scene himself. “I think above all the quality of the work being produced by musicians in the area has improved dramatically. I personally know several people in Muskoka who do this as a full-time job - which was unheard of 10 years ago.” There are now multiple summer festivals on the local calendar that have a strong musical competent. Sessions Muskoka in Bracebridge typically hosts bigger name provincial bands, as well as local acts on the main stage, while Band on the Run in Huntsville also draws a bigger name band for the headliner but also has many local artists lining the streets to serenade the athletes that take part in the 5 km run.

Muskoka artist Mike Phillips entertains the crowd at the Dockside Festival of the Arts in Gravenhurst. (Photo courtesy of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce)

In mid-August, the Dockside Festival of the Arts at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst features multiple local acts on the main stage over the course of a weekend. In Muskoka Lakes Township, Muskoka Chautauqua hosts regular coffee houses throughout the year, where acoustic acts play in an intimate atmosphere. Launched in 2017, the Sawdust City Music Festival is one of the newest and largest - festivals in the region. The multi-day festival runs over several days in Gravenhurst and is the brainchild of Miranda Mulholland, a classically trained violinist and vocalist who has worked and toured with a who’s who of Canadian music including Jim Cuddy, Stephen Page, and the Cowboy Junkies.

Sean Cotton has been a staple of the Muskoka music scene for years. (Photo courtesy of the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce)

Mulholland established the festival in Gravenhurst because her great-great grandfather, former Mayor Charles Mickel, built the Gravenhurst Opera House 115 years ago. That same Opera House remains in operation to this day and hosts a Songs and Stories concert series for local musicians on a regular basis throughout the year. Just down the street from the Opera House, Hunter’s Bay Radio recently opened its second Muskoka studio. HBR, as it’s affectionately known to its listeners, can be directly linked to the boom in popularity of local music. “There were only two bands that had recorded music when we first started. That’s changed considerably over the past eight years,” says Jeff Carter, who established the volunteer-run station in 2009. “We now have over two dozen recording artists we play that can be considered local, with more added all the time. The region is rich in talent.” The station moved from an internet-only format to the FM dial in 2014. They not only play a high percentage of locally recorded music, but also regularly bring live guests to their flagship studio in Huntsville for concerts that are broadcasted over the radio and internet. “I think having a place that can help aspiring musicians grow their craft is an important part of the community,” says Carter. “Despite the wealth of talent that was here prior to Hunters Bay going on the air, most musicians didn't know each other and we helped bring that all together. Playing their music inspires others to get involved in the scene.” Many of those were already playing, but before the emergence of HBR and the proliferation of live venues they simply had nowhere to play. “Once the musicians came together and venues starting hiring them to play, it was sympatico,” says Carter.

Mitch Beube performs at Sawdust City. (Photo by Emily Collins)

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some Must dos in muskoka • summer 2018

June JUNE 16 Gravenhurst Car Show at Gull Lake Rotary Park www.gravenhurstcarshow.com

JUNE 16 Father’s Day Beer Tasting Cruise on the SS Bigwin at Baysville www.ssbigwin.com

JUNE 16 The Muskoka Life Show in Huntsville www.huntsvilleadventures.com

JUNE 17 Father’s Day Car Show in Downtown Bracebridge www.downtownbracebridge.com

JUNE 17

JUNE 16 Father’s Day Beer Tasting Cruise on the SS Bigwin Baysville ssbigwin.com

Father’s Day Special Aboard Sunset Cruise in Port Carling www.sunsetcruises.ca

JUNE 23 - 24 – The Muskoka Powerboat Races in Gravenhurst www.torc.ca

JUNE 23 Spring Into Summer Art Crawl on Muskoka Road South www.discovermuskoka.ca

JUNE 24 Canoe Day at the Muskoka Discovery Centre www.realmuskoka.com

JUNE 29 - JULY 1 Bala Antique Show www.discovermuskoka.ca/events/bala-craft-gift-fair

JUNE 29 - JULY 1 Bala Antique and Nostalgia Show Sale at Bala Sports Arena www.discovermuskoka.ca

JUNE 23

JUNE 30

Spring Into Summer Art Crawl on Muskoka Road South www.discovermuskoka.ca

Baysville Canada Day Fireworks www.aroundlakeofbays.ca

JUNE 30 Walkers Point Marina Canada Day Fireworks www.walkerspointmarina.com

JUNE 30 Heritage Day at the Dorset Heritage Museum www.dorsetheritagemuseum.ca

JUNE 30 Fireworks Cruise to Walker’s Point on the Wenonah II www.realmuskoka.com

July JULY 1 Dominion Day Strawberry Social & Steam-Up Day at Muskoka Heritage Place www.muskokaheritageplace.org

JULY 1 Canada Day Celebrations in Bracebridge www.bracebridgefireworks.com

JULY 1 Canada Day Celebration, Muskoka Lakes Museum www.mlmuseum.com

JULY 1

JULY 1

Canada Day Celebrations in Bracebridge www.bracebridgefireworks.com

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Canada Day Celebrations Gravenhurst at Gull Lake Rotary Park www.gravenhurst.ca

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some Must dos in muskoka • summer 2018 AUGUST 4 Civic Holiday Fireworks at Muskoka Wharf www.gravenhurst.ca

AUGUST 10 - 11 Celebrate Downtown Gravenhurst Sidewalk Sale www.downtowngravenhurst.com

AUGUST 11 MLA Antique Boat Show at the Port Carling Locks www.mla.on.ca

AUGUST 11

JULY 2 - AUGUST 23 SWS Water Ski Shows at various locations summerwatersports.com

JULY 1 The Bi-Focals Concert Band at Gull Lake Rotary Park www.gravenhurst.ca

12th ArtiFact or Fiction Gala Fundraiser Port Carling Community Centre | 5:00pm-8:00pm www.mlmuseum.com

AUGUST 11 Toronto All Star Big Band Concert & Dance Port Carling Memorial Community Centre www.muskokachautauqua.ca

AUGUST 17 - 19 Dockside Festival of the Arts at the Muskoka Wharf www.docksidefestival.com

JULY 2 - AUGUST 23 SWS Water Ski Shows at various locations summerwatersports.com

JULY 2 – AUGUST 24 Artists-in-Residence at Clevelands House, Minett – guest artist each week www.muskokachautauqua.ca

JULY 7 36th Annual Summer Vintage Boat Show at the Muskoka Wharf www.acbs.ca

AUGUST 24 - 26 35th Annual Bracebridge Antique Show and Sale at J.D. Lang Activity Park www.discovermuskoka.ca

AUGUST 25 Brian Orser Skating Gala, Port Carling Arena www.portcarlingskatingclub.ca

September

JULY 12 Flavours of Muskoka Chautauqua Gourmet Graze at JW Marriott, Minett www.muskokachautauqua.ca

JULY 14 Muskoka Butter Tart Festival Muskoka Lakes Museum www.mlmuseum.com

JULY 14-15 Muskoka Yoga Festival at Annie Williams Park www.muskokayogafestival.com

JULY 20 - 22 Muskoka Arts & Culture Summer Show at Annie Williams Park www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

SEPTEMBER 1 - 2 Walkers Point Marina Pancake Weekend www.walkerspointmarina.com

SEPTEMBER 8 Muskoka Fall Classic-Rowing Event at Rotary Gull Lake Park www.srrc2016.wixsite.com

SEPTEMBER 8 Windermere Lions Pig & Corn Roast Bill Veitch’s Sugarbush Limited Tickets www.windermerelionsclub.com

SEPTEMBER 29 - 30 Culture Days at Muskoka Lakes Museum www.mlmuseum.com

August AUGUST 3 Midnight Madness Street Festival in Downtown Bracebridge www.downtownbracebridge.com

AUGUST 4 Griffin Session Muskoka Craft Beer Festival at Annie Williams Memorial Park www.sessionmuskoka.ca

AUGUST 5 Regatta in Muskoka, Foot’s Bay, Lake Joseph

SEPTEMBER 15 -17 Bracebridge Fall Fair and Horse Show www.bracebridgefair.com

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • the 1000 ISLANDS

THE 1000 ISLANDS is a playground for those who love boating, fishing and a water oriented lifestyle. The area straddles the Canada-US border in the St Lawrence River. It stretches about 50 miles downstream from Kingston, with arguably the best known and iconic portions located primarily between Gananoque and Brockville. It is roughly half way between Montreal and Toronto. 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 feeling have been maintained rather than spoiled or overdeveloped.

Although the international border runs down “the middle” of the River, residents cross it regularly to visit, play and dine. The area on both sides of the River is rich in history, culture, amenities and activities, not to mention the splendid landscape that generally distinguishes it as one of the continent’s unique playgrounds and destination locations. Residents and visitors can take advantage of many fine restaurants, shops, markets and activities including boating, swimming, waterskiing/wake boarding and wreck diving or visiting local museums including the internationally renowned Antique Boat Museum.

Stone Home on 3.6 Very Private Acres

$2,349,000

The 1000 Islands Ontario: Nestled at the end of the Ivy Lea Road this 5,000 + sf home has outstanding river views and deep, clean waterfront. It is an entertainers dream including family, living, dining, billiard and hobby rooms. The 3 bedrooms each have an ensuite bath. In addition there is a screened summer kitchen and 2 double garages. Mainland living that feels like island living.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • the 1000 ISLANDS Myers Island: Your Own Private Island

$1,275,000

The 1000 Islands Ontario: A wonderful opportunity to own 5.6 acre, unspoiled island, surrounded by sweeping views, in the heart of The 1000 Islands yet minutes from marinas. With the exception of a 3 bedroom, 1 bath cabin (with electricity, telephone and hi-speed) the island is untouched. Keep it rustic and simple or build your dream home or family compound. Sunrises and sunsets, they are both here.

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HILL ISLAND: A DRIVE TO ISLAND

$1,149,000

The 1000 Islands Ontario: Own a home IN one of Canada's National Parks on a unique, year around, drive to island. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath plus bunkie (with bathroom) has 115 feet of pristine shoreline overlooking the St Lawrence River and on to a New York State, State Park. Totally renovated about 4 years ago it offers open concept living with a cross bedroom plan, radiant heat and walk-outs to the deck.

GEORGINA RATCLIFFE* Direct:416.464.5165 Georgina@GeorginaRatcliffe.com

$1,100,000

GEORGINA RATCLIFFE* Direct:416.464.5165 Georgina@GeorginaRatcliffe.com

$379,000

GEORGINA RATCLIFFE*

VAN BUREN ISLAND

The 1000 Islands:

A private, unspoiled, 4+ acre island with a unique, round, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath cottage offering panoramic views up and down the river. Only 10 minutes from marinas it is 3 minutes to the Grenadier Islands Golf and Tennis Club. A great find.

Looking for sunsets? Here you go. 2.96 acre west facing peninsula offering sweeping views up river and total privacy. The main house has walk-outs, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room + family room and laundry. The guest cottage has 2 large rooms and a bath.

PARADISE FOUND

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ISLAND 92

$379,000

The 1000 Islands:

The 1000 Islands:

Nirvana! 3+ acres on the south side of Grenadier Island. 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage, big master suite, big windows, skylights and a bunkie. Golf cart "road" dock to house. Good water all around, protected harbor, sand beach & swimming pool!

Your own Island. Traditional 2 bedroom rustic cottage with fireplace, walk-out to deck overlooking the water, 2 garden sheds, barrel sauna, a fabulous big, boatport and lots of docking. This is a classic 1000 Islands cottage with really good views.

Direct:416.464.5165 Georgina@GeorginaRatcliffe.com

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$795,000

The 1000 Islands:

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

Collingwood: Collingwood has great warmth and a sense 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.

The Blue Mountains: This scenic area offers an abundance of recreational activities for all four seasons, most notably the 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

Thornbury: Today in Thornbury the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Located between Collingwood and Meaford, this quaint town over the years has been home to a wide spectrum of businesses with Bruce Street still active with an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and artisans.

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

Mulmur: 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. 58

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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 fascinating four-season destination that has it all! The quaint and charming historic downtown district offers great live theatre and concerts, fresh local food, unique shopping, nature at your doorstep, a beautiful harbor and so much more.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY PRESTIGIOUS MOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR

PRICE UPON REQUEST

Blue Mountains, Ontario:

Exclusive location on 42 acres w/panoramic views of Georgian Bay and the Escarpment. This exceptional log & stone residence boasts 4 Bdrms, 4 baths, impressive Great Room, spacious Chef's Kitchen, finished basement, outdoor decks/patios for indoor-outdoor entertaining, lush manicured grounds & stone patios. Det 2-level 3-car heated garage. Call for more details. ThePicotTeam.com

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN WITH VIEWS

$3,188,000

Blue Mountains, Ontario:

Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home on 36 acres w/6 Bedrooms & 6 Baths, 5,575 sq ft, 18’ x 38’ in-ground salt-water pool, Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen w/quartz counters, oversized Dining Room & Great Room w/floor-to-ceiling fireplace and fully finished basement. MLS®SG1625311 ThePicotTeam.com

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STUNNING VIEWS OF GEORGIAN BAY

$2,988,000

Blue Mountains, Ontario:

Custom built Georgian Bay Club executive home with 6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, over 8,000 sq ft of luxurious living space, Post & Beam, Gourmet Kitchen w/granite counters, award-winning landscaping & tranquil water feature. MLS®SG1709683 ThePicotTeam.com

BARB PICOT* & RON PICOT* Barb’s Cell: 705.444.3452 Ron’s Cell: 705.446.8580

HILLSIDE RETREAT - WATER VIEWS

$1,188,000

Blue Mountains, Ontario

Near the Georgian Bay Club, 5,017 sq. ft. w/4 Bdrms, 5 Baths, Gourmet Chef's Kitchen, Media Room, Home Gym, Wine Cellar, home generator & metal roof, 3-bay garage (+ 2 more spaces inside) w/radiant heated floor & 2 pc bathroom. MLS®110210 ThePicotTeam.com

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SOME MUST DOS IN SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY • GREY BRUCE • SIMCOE COUNTY • SUMMER 2018

JUNE JUNE 6 - AUGUST 29 New Lowell Farmers’ Market in Clearview www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 7 - AUGUST 30 Music, Market & Park It In Stayner www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JUNE 10 Taste of the Town at Sunset Point Park www.collingwoodtasteofthetown.brownpapertickets.com

JUNE 12 - 16 Theatre Collingwood Presents: Sunshine Express at Collingwood Theatre www.theatrecollingwood.ca

JUNE 30

JUNE 16 - 17

Kid’s Fish Derby at Shipyard Park www.collingwoodoptimistclub.com

WaterFront Festival at WaterFront www.wasagabeach.com

JUNE 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day at Midland www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca

JUNE 22 - 24 Salsa at Blue at Blue Mountain Village www.bluemountainvillage.ca

JUNE 29 - SEPT 2 Main Street Market Entertainment www.wasagabeach.com

JUNE 30 Collingwood Festival for Canada www.collingwooddowntown.com

JUNE 30 - JULY 2

JUNE 27 - AUG 22 Jazz & Blues at the Station www.collingwoodjazz.ca

Canada Day Weekend at Blue Mountain Village www.bluemountainvillage.ca

JULY JULY 1 Canada Day at Wasaga Beach www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JULY 1 Canada Day in Downtown Thornbury www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JULY 1 Canada Day Road Race at Clearview www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JULY 1 Canada Day at Creemore www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JULY 1 Canada Day at Stayner www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JULY 1

JULY 1

Farmer’s Pantry Opening Day at The Blue Mountains www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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Wiarton Canada Day in Bluewater Park www.visitwiarton.ca

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SOME MUST DOS IN SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY • GREY BRUCE • SIMCOE COUNTY • SUMMER 2018 AUGUST 24 - 26 Indigenous Life Festival at The Blue Mountains www.bluemountainvillage.ca/events

AUGUST 25 Copper Kettle Festival at Creemore Springs www.copperkettlefestival.ca

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 3 Inflate-A-Fest at Wasaga Beach www.wasagabeachtourism.com

JULY 27 - 29 Collingwood Elvis Festival at Blue Mountain Village www.collingwoodelvisfestival.com

JULY 1 Owen Sound Celebrates Canada Day at Kelso Beach www.owensound.ca

SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 1 Moonlight Market in Collingwood www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

SEPTEMBER 1 - 2

JULY 3 - AUGUST 28

Main Street Market Entertainment at Wasaga Beach www.wasagabeach.com

Jazz & More in the Park at Wasaga Beach www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

SEPTEMBER 1 - 3

JULY 14 - 15

Summer Sundown at Blue Mountain Village www.bluemountainvillage.ca/events

Blues at The Blue Mountains www.bluemountainvillage.ca/bluesatblue

JULY 15 Old-Fashioned Family Fun Day at Beautiful Joe Park www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

JULY 25 - AUGUST 4 Cruisin’ Classics in Midland www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

SEPTEMBER 2 Memories of Summer at Wasaga Beach www.wasagabeachtourism.com

SEPTEMBER 4 - 8 Theatre Collingwood Presents: The World Goes ‘Round www.theatrecollingwood.ca

SEPTEMBER 8 Canadas Only Guitar Trail at The Blue Mountain Village www.bluemountainvillage.ca/events

AUGUST 3 - 6 Collingwood Ribfest at Millenium Park www.ontariofestivalgroup.com

AUGUST 4 - 6 Mosaic World Music at Blue Mountain Village www.bluemountainvillage.ca/events

AUGUST 10 - 12

SEPTEMBER 14 - 16 Owen Sound Ribfest at the Bayshore Community Centre www.ontariofestivalgroup.com

SEPTEMBER 21 - 23 Sweetwater Music Festival, Owen Sound & Meaford www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca

Wasaga Beach Ribfest www.ontariofestivalgroup.com

AUGUST 15 The Last Waltz at Blue Mountain Village www.bluemountainvillage.ca/events

AUGUST 18 Clearview EcoPark Celebration Day www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

SEPTEMBER 1

AUGUST 24 Thornbury Summer Street Party www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

Annual Pooch Pool Party at Blue Dolphin Pool www.visitsouthgeorgianbay.ca

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Collingwood Food Trucks To Visit This Summer

By Karen Espinola

Photo by: Doug Bulock

Last summer, the food truck trend hit Collingwood hard, giving lunchers plenty of options. Collingwood food trucks have become quite the attraction and with the temperatures on the rise, the idea of grabbing lunch out of the office and enjoying the mild weather sounds like a great idea. Enjoy your lunch outside this spring and summer at one of the fantastic food trucks that the Collingwood area has to offer. Be sure to come on an empty stomach because this eet will ďŹ ll you right up!

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lifestyle SoCo (Southern Comfort) Mobile Food & Bar Looking for a great option for pizza in Collingwood? SoCo has made their mark on the growing culinary scene in Collingwood with their wood-fired pizzas. With an array of pizzas available, as well as the option to customize your own pizza, this is a great choice for the entire family to enjoy! Their setup is also an eye catcher, with its wood exterior and vintage truck at the front. For more information check out their website for updates about where they’ll be serving all summer long! www.socofoodandbar.com

G-Bay Gourmet With a new location this season, G-Bay Gourmet has combined great flavours from around the world with local ingredients. Owner Jordan Fraser left the restaurant business to re-spark his passion for cooking and engaging with customers, both of which he has accomplished through G-Bay Gourmet. His passion in the kitchen is evident through menu items including the Porchetta Sandwich, which features slow roasted crispy skin pork belly stuffed with tender pork shoulder on Collingwood Bakery Co. ciabatta buns. For a full list of what is available at their truck, visit their website! www.gbaygourmet.com

KJ’s Kitchen This family owned food truck has encapsulated a classic food truck menu using local ingredients. Their menu consists of fresh ground burgers, a variety of Traeger smoked meats, fresh cut french fries, vegetarian dishes and daily specials. For a great meal in Meaford, be sure to visit their truck, where everything is prepared on location daily! Check out their website to view all of the options on their menu, including 9 different types of ground burgers! www.kjskitchen.ca

The Chimi Truck This hidden gem on Collingwood’s First Street serves a delicious selection of traditional Mexican cuisine. A perfect stop on your way home in the evening to indulge in a few different flavours of tacos - you can get 3 for $10! On the hunt for catering at a special event? Look no further, as The Chimi Truck can come to you! They cater a variety of events including weddings, birthdays, and festivals. Visit their website to contact them and get a sneak peek at this season’s menu! www.thechimitruck.com

Kiki’s Funnel Cakes Experience a childhood favourite with Kiki’s Funnel Cakes serving a carnival classic! Enjoy a sweet treat topped with vanilla soft serve and strawberries on a sunny afternoon this summer. But it doesn’t stop at funnel cakes, with plenty of menu options to fulfill your sweet tooth and satisfy your hunger! Try their Tornado Potato, a great addition to this food truck excursion. Keep yourself up to date with their locations, closures, and specials by visiting their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/KikisFunnelCakes/

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • OWEN SOUND • 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 are just a taste of what you can expect to experience.

Owen Sound: Owen Sound is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay. A true gateway, enjoy the waterfront trail system and farmer’s market. In the winter access thousands of snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing areas and downhill skiing clubs.

Wiarton:

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. You will experience serene beauty with its majestic towering cliffs, beautiful beaches and clear water.

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 most known for the Wiarton Willie Festival in February each year.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE GEORGIAN BAY VIEWS – 28 ACRES

$1,169,000

Meaford, Ontario: Open Concept Bungalow/loft with 180 degree sweeping views over Georgian Bay. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath 3,600 sq. ft home with soaring vaulted ceilings, chef’s kitchen, main floor master oasis, oversized 2nd floor guest rooms, fully finished basement and wrap around porch, is surely to please. Enjoy the salt water pool, hot tub and recreational pursuits at your doorstep and the award winning Coffin Ridge Winery next door. Make Ontario’s 4 season playground yours today!

DAVE MOYER* Direct:519.379.1996

VACANT WATERFRONT LOT – LORA BAY

$1,099,000

Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario: One of the last waterfront lots available in the prestigious Lora Bay community just a few minutes from Thornbury. Over 1/2 acre, 118’ of frontage on the Sunset Boulevard and 66’ of frontage on Georgian Bay, this may be your last chance to build your vacation retreat or permanent residence on the water in this much sought after area. Recreational pursuits abound, a 2 minute walk to Lora Bay Golf club, swimming and boating on your doorstep and a 10 minute drive to the Village and skiing at Blue Mountain.

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31 ACRES - CUSTOM HOME + EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

$929,000

Georgian Bluffs, Ontario: 2700 sq. ft. 4 bedroom home located 5 minutes north of Owen Sound. Complete with equestrian facility built in 2016, Indoor riding arena with 6 stalls, viewing loft + outdoor riding ring and fenced paddocks. This one of a kind property offers direct access to hundreds of acres of public lands and riding trails with 20 acres of workable land to supply your own needs. What horse lovers dreams are made of!

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

Prince Edward County is rapidly becoming a much sought after area of Southern Ontario. With beautiful established and up and coming wineries, the ocean-like waters of Lake Ontario and the white sandy beaches of the Sandbanks Provincial Park. Lined with plenty of charming local shops and restaurants that are scattered across the county, there is always something to see and explore. In the County a friendly community will greet you. There are plenty of antique shops, trendy shopping, museums, fun cycling trails, theatre productions and quaint festivals. It is a rural hot spot for food and drink that have been making a mark on the map with places such as The Drake Devonshire, which offers an upscale

experience and the most beautiful views of Lake Ontario, and the ever-changing menus at the County’s various restaurants. It has a growing craft beer scene, charming bed and breakfasts, and friendly farm stands throughout the scenic county roads selling fresh fruit and local produce. The homes in The County vary from beautiful century and Victorian homes to small cottages and farmhouses. As the demographics of The County change, there is a growing trend of new concept designs that are changing the architecture of the area. Many of the homes are being renovated and redesigned to compliment the evolution of the County and the tastes of the newcomers, both weekenders and fulltime residents.

CAPTIVATING VISTAS OVER VINEYARDS AND SMITH BAY

$1,678,000

Prince Edward County, Ontario: This custom built (2005) 5 bedroom home is extraordinary. Open concept gourmet kitchen, sunken living room, soaring cathedral ceilings, fireplace and exquisite finishes. Spacious master w/ensuite - jacuzzi tub. In-floor radiant heat on all 3 floors. Separate workshop and spectacular custom built barn. All on 58 acres in a most desired Prince Edward County location.

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PORTFOLIO OF EXCEPTIONAL CHESTNUT PARK PROPERTIES • PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY $1,750,000

CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS!! Prince Edward County, Ontario:

63.87 acres on the outskirts of Picton. Natural severance (Millennium Trail) splits the property into 2 parcels. Frontage on both Loyalist Parkway (Hwy 33) and Sandy Hook Road (CR-1). Zoned Rural Residential 1 and 2. Property is currently farmed by a local farmer who is willing to continue farming the land for the next lucky owner. Imagine the possibilities!!!

samsimone@chestnutpark.com mklingenberg@chestnutpark.com lgruer@chestnutpark.com

Sam Simone* Office: 613.471.1708

Monica Klingenberg* Office: 613.471.1708

Laurie Gruer** Office: 613.471.1708 Toll Free : 1.877.471.1708

$1,188,000

A REFUGE OF RELAXATION AND CONTEMPLATION! Prince Edward County, Ontario: This spectacular waterfront property is the perfect retreat in Prince Edward County. Stylish and spacious the openplan reception rooms are ideal for today's contemporary lifestyle. Panoramic views from almost every room and tiered entertainment decks with sunroom overlooking the waters edge. Best destinations and lifestyle the region has to offer at your door step!

Rob Plomer* Direct: 613.921.3325 Kate Vader* Direct: 613.813.3604

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ATOP LIMESTONE LEDGES ON SHORES OF LAKE ONTARIO

$1,168,000

Prince Edward County, Ontario: Custom built bungalow situated west of Wellington. Soaring 12 ft ceilings & windows and a lovely open concept design with beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen. Master bedroom has en-suite w/soaker tub and walkout to expansive patio and 2 spacious guest bedrooms, each with en-suites. Cozy in-floor radiant heating. Double car garage. A unique opportunity.

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A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME

Prince Edward County is the new haven for those who want “big city” amenities without the “big city” smog. The County boasts everything from craft beer-distilleries to wineries suitable for even the most discerning of palettes, as well as a healthy dose of culture and a refuge from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Such “lifestyle flexibility” is attracting enterprising Millennials. And it’s these Millennials who are injecting the County with culture, developing the economic landscape and increasing demand for places to live, get married and visit.

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Some of the amazing suites at the Crown Rose

Caroline Reiss, Cameron (Cam) Main and Nick Alles are three

of the County’s “to dos”, the friends happily vetted the County’s

friends who saw the opportunity the County offered. The trio

restaurant, entertainment and watersport scene and developed

dreamed of owning their own business and were willing to work

curated experiences for Compass Rose guests. It’s this attention

hard to achieve their vision, but they weren’t willing to sacrifice on

to detail, along with the friends’ “customer’s always right”

community or lifestyle. Enter: “Compass Rose”, a manifestation of

attitude that has launched this enterprise into a second season

their dream brought to reality through hard work.

of success. It also helps, says Cam, that the locals are immensely supportive:

Compass Rose is a charming three suite rental that was once a farmhouse propped on 100 acres of land. The property includes a rustic barn and a stunning greenhouse for event space, making it a popular destination for weddings or for those, according to Cam, who “want to enjoy the rural country experience” while still being “close enough to the attractions the County has to offer”.

“We have a ton of support. Business is not a competition in the County. Everyone here is trying to raise the community up together. Last summer we got a lot of word of mouth from Angéline’s Inn. It’s also easy to make friends around here because a lot of them are business owners and have the same hours as we do.”

Caroline, Cam and Nick all agree that you would be hardpressed to find such a unique community that offers such a range of culinary options and daily experiences. There’s something for everyone and anyone: from eating your way

Given the friendliness of the County community and the friends’ thriving business, it’s no wonder that Caroline, Cam and Nick are eagerly expanding the property’s trails, winter

through the County at several “farm to table” restaurants to

activites & community events that are held on the property. The

spending your evenings at a variety of craft distilleries and your

opportunities are nearly limitless for these three new business

days windsurfing and skimboarding. Given the vastness

owners in Prince Edward County.

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some Must dos in Prince Edward County • summer 2018

June JUNE 1 - 10 Grease with the Marysburgh Mummers at Mount Tabor Playhouse www.mummers.ca

JUNE 10 - SEP 9 Sunday Fundays at Macaulay Heritage Park www.visitpec.ca/pt_events

JUNE 15 Dwayne Gretzky at Hayloft Dancehall www.thehayloftdancehall.com

JUNE 16 The County Blooms Garden Show at Wellington Town Hall pechorticultural.org

JUNE 16 Comedy Country at Athol Rec Centre www.comedycountry.ca/event/success-5000/

JUNE 16 (RECURRING EVENT) From the Farm Hands-On Cooking Classes at the Farm Cooking School www.fromthefarm.ca

JUNE 22 - JULY 8 Art in the County, The Armoury www.artinthecounty.com

July JULY 1 - 2 Canada Day Celebration & Block Party, Downtown Main Street www.experiencepicton.com

JULY 1

JULY 13 -15 Antique, Vintage & Retro Sale pecantiqueandvintageshow.com

Canada Day Wellington Rotary Club RibFest, Wellington Park www.wellingtonrotary.ca

JULY 5 The Children's Foundation Cruise For Kids, The Picton Harbour www. thechildrensfoundation.ca

JULY 7 - 8 Lavender Festival at Prince Edward County Lavender Farm www.peclavender.com

JULY 12 - 15 Belleville Waterfront & Multicultural Festival www.bellevillechamber.ca/events.php

JULY 14 Point Traverse Lighthouse Walk at the Point Traverse Lighthouse www.grandtraverselighthouse.com

JULY 27 - 29

JULY 21 - 22 Sandbanks Wine and Food Fair at Sandbanks Winery www.sandbankswinery.com

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Wheels on The Bay West Zwick's Centennial Park www.wheelsonthebay.com

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some Must dos in Prince Edward County • summer 2018

September SEPTEMBER 2 50th Anniversary of Ameliasburgh Heritage Village www.thecounty.ca

SEPTEMBER 7 - 16 PEC Music Festival on Main Street www.pecmusicfestival.com

SEPTEMBER 7 - 9 The Picton Fair at The Picton Fairgrounds www.prince-edward-county.com/event/picton-fair

August

SEPTEMBER 14 - 16 Fall Antique Show & Sale at Crystal Place www.visitpec.ca

SEPTEMBER 15 Sandbanks Music Festival at Sandbanks Provincial Park www.sandbanksmusicfest.com

AUGUST 2 Annual Art & Craft Sale at Prince Edward Community Centre www.thecountywomensinstitute.ca

AUGUST 2 Women’s Institute Art & Craft Sale at Crystal Palace & Fairgrounds thecountywomensinstitute.ca

AUGUST 3 - 7 Annual Elvis Festival at Waupoos Estates Winery www.waupooswinery.com

AUGUST 4 Ontario Fermentation Festival at The Crystal Palace www.ontariofermentationfest.com

AUGUST 10 - 11

SEPTEMBER 21 - 23 PEC Studio & Gallery Tour www.pecstudiotour.com

SEPTEMBER 22 TASTE Community Grown at Loch Sloy Hanger www.tastecommunitygrown.com

SEPTEMBER 29 - 30 Ameliasburgh Fall Fair at Roblin Lake Fairgrounds www.ameliasburgh.com/fallfair

SEPTEMBER 30 The County Marathon (full start in Wellington, half start in Sandbanks) www.thecountymarathon.ca

PEC Fest - Classic Rock & Smokin' Blues in the County at Milford Fair Grounds www.pecfest.ca

AUGUST 14 - 19 Prince Edward County Jazz Festival at Regent Theatre www.pecjazz.org

AUGUST 20 Celebrate Cycling in Prince Edward County, Wellington Park www.ontariobybike.ca/events/item/30

AUGUST 23 - 26 Country Jamboree at Cherry Valley www.facebook.com/events/1930419437220657/

AUGUST 28 - 30 Art Fair at Waupoos Estates Winery www.waupooswinery.com

AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2 Women Killing It Crime Writer’s Festival at Lipson’s Room www.womenkillingitauthorsfestival.wordpress.com

SEPTEMBER 7 - 16 PEC Music Festival on Main Street www.pecmusicfestival.com

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CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL: OUR GLOBAL PARTNER 45

1,200

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Countries

Offices

Real Estate Professionals *Network statistics as of March 1, 2017 **Affiliate Of The Year for 2016

OUR EXCLUSIVE AFFILIATION Chestnut Park’s position as a luxury leader locally has attracted attention and garnered respect globally. Our affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate is an exclusive relationship afforded to our agents and their clients, allowing them access to international reach through the premium marketing programs of this global luxury leader. With Christie’s elite global presence and reach, Chestnut Park properties are marketed to discerning buyers through a vast sales network that reaches around the world. Our exclusive connection to this long established luxury brand gives Chestnut Park a crucial competitive edge in today’s high end 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.

GLOBAL MARKETING REACH

2015 AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR In 2016, Chestnut Park was awarded the prestigious large market Affiliate of the Year Award from Christie’s International Real Estate, selected from the total breadth of 136 Christie’s International Real Estate affiliates throughout 45 countries. This award recognizes our excellence in marketing luxury residential properties as well as the contribution Chestnut Park has made to the Christie’s International Real Estate network globally. Among the criteria are market leadership, passion to succeed in the international marketplace and utilizing the Christie’s International Real Estate brand within our own branding and marketing.

“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.”

Being featured in Christie’s International Real Estate magazine is a way to present our finest properties to the world. This luxurious magazine is a complete collection of the world’s most unique properties.

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BEST CELLARS: HOW to STORE YOUR WINE COLLECTION A great wine collection deserves perfect storage, and there are options for every type of home—from cabinets to bespoke installations to full-scale cellars

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Everyone knows that how you store wine is as important as how you serve it, but what do you do if your home doesn’t have the cellar that your collection merits? Whether you are a serious wine connoisseur or a burgeoning enthusiast, you need to consider how temperature, humidity, UV light, and vibration will affect your wine, and monitor bottles closely to keep them in pristine condition The good news is there’s a smart solution for every kind of wine lover and every type of space, from the palatial cellar of a country estate to the compact corner in a city condo. Here's how to do it:

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1. Know the correct storage conditions According to experts, the correct temperature for storing wine is 50-57°F (10-14°C), with 70-75 percent humidity, beyond which paper labels and corks can spoil. In the wine cellar (or room), fluctuation is the enemy. “In the past, a cool larder or under-stairs cupboard might have been acceptable, but modern technology now gives us temperature-controlled cabinets, pods, and rooms—much more efficient to protect precious bottles,” says David Elswood, International Head of Wine at Christie’s. “In fact, we’re all trying to recreate the natural conditions that an old-style, underground cellar provided.” Jan Konetzki, director of wine at The Club at London’s Ten Trinity Square, and Château Latour and Artemis Domaines ambassador, adds: “Aging fine wines in your own cellar is a rewarding process. It provides layers of pleasure, from the moment of purchasing to the moment one decides to pull the cork.”

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2. Determine how much space you need If a traditional cellar isn’t feasible, there is a range of products that will help to store wine safely and, if desired, make a visual feature out of it, too—from fridge-style wine cabinets and rooms to compact, modular cellars ingeniously set into the floor. Once the decision has been made to create dedicated wine storage, the solution really comes down to space and taste. Lucy Hargreaves, co-owner of UK-based Spiral Cellars, says: “One of the reasons our underground cellars are so popular is because they don’t use any existing space—rather, they create a storage space that didn’t previously exist.” The actual hole for a Spiral Cellar is only eight feet in diameter, so even the most bijou of kitchens is able to accommodate one. Not all wine storage has to be below stairs or below floorboards, however. If a wine room is more appropriate to your needs and space, projects can be tailored to fit properties of all shapes and sizes. There is a trend for filling corners, alcoves, and utility rooms with bespoke wine storage, says Hargreaves, housing anything from 60 bottles to more than 1,000. It’s essential to get the conditions in cellars and rooms just right, she adds, because a substantial value of wine can be lost if things go wrong.

Spiral Cellars’ underground storage solutions can house up to 1,900 bottles.

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4. Customize to your requirements Another point to consider is that not all collections strictly comprise standard wine bottles. If you plan to store magnums or half bottles, for example, it’s best to have modular shelving that can be removed and adjusted according to your needs. You’d also be wise to have the capability to heat as well as cool; if you store wine in an outbuilding that drops toward freezing in the winter, the temperature you’ve set will be maintained regardless.

Wine by Design's cellars are all bespoke. Racking is handcrafted out of hardwood, steel, bronze, perspex, and glass, according to the client's desires.

3. Work with an expert Paul van Maaren of UK-based Wine by Design echoes the importance of getting it right the first time. “I projectmanage every job and I only do 10 to 15 a year,” he says. “If you don’t do it correctly, the storage might work for two years and then it will fail. More often than not my clients are storing between £100,000 and £2,000,000 [$131,705– $2,634,730] worth of wine, so it has to be done right.” Brands such as Vinomagna, Cellar Maison, Smith & Taylor, and EuroCave all offer bespoke storage, including cellar conditioners that create the right temperature and humidity in a room or area set aside for wine. These companies collaborate with clients, or their interior designers, on concepts and installation using 3D-modeling software. Then there are the add-on services for inventory, concierge, and aftercare.

Storing wine goes well beyond practical considerations, however. Cellar Maison, which operates mostly in the UK and Europe, is one of the go-to companies for wine rooms, pods, and walls that showcase wine with the same care as an art collection. Frameless glass spaces—a kind of thermally insulated envelope—are a favorite way for collectors to entertain guests in the presence of a dramatic, illuminated display. If clients want to show off particular bottles, there are ways to do so, such as color-changing lights linked to a homeautomation system or fiber optics that pinpoint specific labels. Of course, it is possible to work out the right conditions to store wine without appointing a specialist company. Interior designer Niloufar Bakhtiar-Bakhtiari, for example, created a double-sided unit for up to 800 bottles in the basement of her Chelsea townhouse in London. Teaming up with a carpenter for bespoke shelving and a glass specialist for the right UV protection, she then installed a climate-control system recommended by an oenologist. Of course, it is possible to work out the right conditions to store wine without appointing a specialist company. Interior designer Niloufar Bakhtiar-Bakhtiari, for example, created a double-sided unit for up to 800 bottles in the basement of her Chelsea townhouse in London. Teaming up with a carpenter for bespoke shelving and a glass specialist for the right UV protection, she then installed a climate-control system recommended by an oenologist.

Ben Austin, global business development manager at EuroCave, is keen to point out that not all wine storage is created equal. “We make only wine-specific products and nothing else,” he says, emphasizing the value of enlisting a specialist rather than a kitchen manufacturer, however high-end. “We’ve been doing this for 41 years and our factory is in northern France; all of that comes at a price." Each EuroCave cabinet is insulated and lined with textured aluminum to imitate an underground cellar wall, which holds the humidity, as opposed to solid, molded plastic that sends moisture running down to pool at the bottom. “Our products have a warm, amber glow, which has been scientifically proven not to harm the wines,” he says. Ideally, each bottle would also sit on its own main du sommelier—a bespoke rubber bottle rest—to cradle it and minimize vibrations that interfere with sediment in older wines.

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5. Know it's OK to start small For those who aren’t ready for a full wine room but do want something incredibly well-made, brands like Lanserring and Scarlet Splendour offer attractive cabinets and shelving options. They may not be climate controlled but they’re beautiful and provide a dedicated space safely out of direct sunlight. Smallbone of Devizes offers the best of both worlds, with a customizable Wine Wall storage system that regulates temperature and humidity, with a back panel of laser-cut leather and a controllable lighting system. What’s clear is that investing in the right way to store wine will pay dividends. As Kathleen Coumou, an Executive Director at Christie’s International Real Estate, explains, there is no doubt that it adds to the value of a home: “It’s easy enough to have wine storage put in, but it’s an extremely attractive amenity when buying or selling, because there are more collectors now than ever.” If space is available, or where excavating for a spiral cellar isn't possible, Spiral Cellars can also create dedicated wine rooms.

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Villa Salmanazar, Ramatuelle, Saint-Tropez

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About Villa Salmanazar A Provencal-style dream with chic Saint-Tropez flair, Villa Salmanazar rests amid privacy and seclusion in the hills of Ramatuelle, overlooking the famous bay of Pampelonne, Saint-Tropez, and the surrounding countryside.

THE PROPERTY Villa Salmanazar is approached either by helicopter (approximately 20 minutes from Nice airport), landing directly on the sweeping front lawn, or by car, along a quiet rural lane through picturesque vineyards arriving at the automated wrought-iron and stone entrance gates of this unique and impressive property. Upon entering, the drive gently ascends through lines of majestic cypress trees and classic lavender borders to a covered parking area with spaces for four cars. A grand staircase with beautiful inset flowers and bordered by formal box hedging leads up to the stone archway of the main entrance where a heavy oak paneled front door opens to the welcoming entrance hall. Once inside, the house has a spacious and comfortable flow and effortlessly portrays a combined sense of relaxed authentic Provencal style with a chic and elegant aesthetic, offering both sophisticated entertaining on a grand scale as well as comfortable family living.

MICHAËL ZINGRAF REAL ESTATE CANNES CALIFORNIE Michaël Zingraf 47 avenue du Roi Albert Ier Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes 06400 France +33 4 93 39 77 77 WWW.CHRISTIESREALESTATE.COM | WWW.CHESTNUTPARK.COM

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Baldridge House, Fort Worth, Texas

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About Baldridge House Designed in the early 1900's by the prestigious architecture firm of Sanguinet and Staats, this beautiful estate was painstakingly constructed over a three-year period beginning in 1910. Named for its original owners, the Baldridge estate, one of Fort Worth's original homesteads, became a Texas Landmark in 1978. Preserving the architectural integrity of this historic home and its grounds was a priority for the current owners. Recently completing an exhaustive two-year renovation, this timeless home is now an artful balance of historic elegance and modern comfort. Located in Fort Worth's most prestigious neighborhood, the Baldridge House is minutes from the most exclusive and sought after River Crest Country Club, the fine dining and shopping of Camp Bowie Boulevard, the world-famous art collections of The Modern, Amon G. Carter and Kimbell art museums, the excitement and nightlife of the newly developed 7th Street corridor, Fort Worth's vibrant downtown "Sundance Square and the expansive beauty of the Trinity River park and trail system. Few properties command the privacy and proud stature of the Baldridge House.

GIORDANO, WEGMAN, WALSH AND ASSOCIATES Eric Walsh 4838 White Settlement Rd Fort Worth, Texas, 76114 United States 817-886-6450 817-312-9586

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Darlington, New York Metro Mansion, Mahwah, New Jersey

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ARCHITECTURAL TRIUMPH One of the world's magnificent and rare estates, Darlington, praised by architectural enthusiasts as the American Versailles. Originally constructed in 1907 and meticulously renovated in the last seven years, this estate offers approximately 50,000 square feet of spectacular living space and more than 12 acres of marvellous grounds framed by the Ramapo Mountains. The 58-room, three-story mansion that today is listed with both the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places was the dream of George Crocker, son of railroad magnate Charles Crocker. He saw in the area of Mahwah, New Jersey, an escape from the rushed and crowded life of New York City and ample space that would allow him to build the estate of his dreams. The majestic dwelling, modelled after an English castle, rivals the Gilded Age mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, and overlooks the Ramapo Valley. The architect of the mansion was James Brite, who along with his partner, Henry Bacon, also created the original Madison Square Garden, American University in Washington, D.C., and the world-famous Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Kathleen Coumou 20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020 +1 212 468 7140 +1 631 680 7557

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Sonja Cullaro Special Properties Real Estate Services 1009 MacArthur Blvd Mahwah, NJ 07430 +1 201 675 5799

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551 West 21st Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York

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West Chelsea Waterfront Grandeur With over 8,300 square feet, this extraordinary high-floor residence features two distinct wings separated by an 82-foot long south-west facing grand room with sweeping views of the Hudson River and downtown Manhattan. Direct elevator access into a large private vestibule with custom cove lighting detail offers a stately entrance to this exceptional home, which includes seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and four panoramic exposures. Expertly designed by Foster + Partners, the 15th floor at 551 West 21st Street is the largest and first fully combined apartment in the building, and one of the grandest apartments available downtown. The property features French-inspired oak herringbone wood floors, naturally stained oak cabinetry and custom millwork throughout. With gracious proportions, this home features 11-foot ceilings, 9-foot doorways, and expansive picture windows with luminous metal surrounds that offer a deep facade for perimeter seating. Included in this offering are three parking spaces in the building's valet-attended garage, accessed through a private porte cochère with a 20-foot wall of green ivy.

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Erin Boisson Aries 20 Rockefeller Plaza New York, New York, 10020 United States earies@christies.com

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Cerulean Villa, West End, Anguilla

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About Cerulean Villa Considered one of the most luxurious and exclusive beachfront properties in the Caribbean, Cerulean Villa lies on a secluded stretch of beach set amidst tranquil landscaped gardens, creating an ambiance of luxury and elegance. Decorated by the renowned New York interior designer Scott Salvator, this magnificent villa combines a serene atmosphere with a sense of proper indulgence. At Cerulean Villa, everything possible has been considered for the comfort and entertainment of guests. Not only is the property a handcrafted masterpiece of design, elegance and luxury, but it also seamlessly and sensitively combines hi-tech amenities with the warmth that the guests desire. Oozing with visual textures and lush fabrics, every objet d' art has been meticulously handpicked, from the beautiful blue marine cashmere blankets to the carefully laid out art books that grace the bookshelves.

Cerulean is Anguilla's best kept secret of sophisticated luxury.

CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Rick Moeser 313 1/2 Worth Avenue, Suite 3B Palm Beach, Florida, 33480 United States 561 805 7327

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Sunset Ridge, Telluride, Colorado

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About 296 Gray Head Lane Sunset Ridge's sense of arrival can only be described as awe-inspiring - cliff-side, on a private peninsula with a breath taking mountainous panorama. The residence's bold, yet simplistic, linear architecture naturally draws a first time visitor to a glass, entryway door offering a first hint of the refinement of finishes and viewscape beyond. The owner along with the renowned Aspen architect, Bill Poss, have artfully designed a residence that not only frames the view, but seemingly integrates the mountains into being integral to the structure. Overlooking a pond reflecting the mountain peaks beyond and fed by a cascading stream running beneath the master suite bridge over waterfalls to the pond below, finishes and appointments were painstakingly and globally sourced by the design team.

TELLURIDE REAL ESTATE CORP T.D. Smith 232 W. Colorado Avenue Telluride, Colorado, 81435 United States (970) 728-1606 (970) 729-1577

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CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Rick Moeser 313 1/2 Worth Avenue, Suite 3B Palm Beach, Florida, 33480 United States 561 805 7327

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WATCHES Christie’s is the destination for the world’s finest and rarest timepieces. Our global team of experts is delighted to advise you on your future buying or selling opportunities.

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • TORONTO

TRUST - INTEGRITY - KNOWLEDGE - DISCRETION I am dedicated to achieving the best possible results for my Buyers and Sellers. My in-depth knowledge of Toronto real estate, expert negotiating skills, strong work ethic and high level of professionalism ensures that clients are well positioned to achieve what they want in a highly competitive marketplace. I also have a broad network that helps in identifying potential opportunities for my clients. If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in the City of Toronto, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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JUSTINE DELUCE, MBA, broker Chairman's Award 2017 Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: 416.564.3020 justinedeluce@chestnutpark.com

THE RIGHT AGENT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE A full time Realtor since 1985, focusing on Urban Residential Real Estate, Brad's philosophy has always embraced both understanding and putting his client's needs first. His love of architecture and design, coupled with the exciting challenge of matching up client needs and opportunities, while working with extraordinarily fine and interesting people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, has made Real Estate sales a rewarding career from the beginning. Since joining the Chestnut Park Team in 2003, Brad has been a consistent performer and the recipient of both the Chairman's and Vice-Chairman's Awards.

BRAD DOUGLAS, Sales Representative Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: .416.999.4996 bdouglas@chestnutpark.com

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • TORONTO Chestnut Park’s #1 Team for 15 Years running! – The Janice Rennie Team brings over 80 years of combined experience in real estate, marketing and an in-depth knowledge of Toronto’s Central Core. They say good things come in threes. When you work with us you’ll witness a unique blend of attributes that set us apart. Janice, Julie and Katie each bring their distinctive personality and professional contribution to the Team by working individually and together to set a new standard of service in our industry. We stand out from the competition. As a Team we are aware that the industry and market are changing – and so are we! By combining cutting-edge technology and just the right mix of traditional and modern marketing, we guarantee our client partnerships unparalleled results. Whether you’re Selling or Buying – Let us put our skills and experience to work for you.

Email: info@rennieteam.com Website: www.janicerennie.ca Office: 416.925.9191 Katie*

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As a full time sales representative with Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd. and a member of Christie’s International Real Estate, I take pride in providing my clients with first class real estate services. With a proven track record as a sales representative, as well as over 10 years of experience in the design and build industry, I have the skills and experience that allow me to assist my clients with achieving their real estate objectives, while also providing them with exceptional customer service and continuously striving to exceed their expectations. Contact me today to discuss your real estate objectives and to learn how I can assist you.

BRADEN WHITE, Sales Representative braden@chestnutpark.com Direct: 416.294.3776 (Call or Text)

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • TORONTO PETER BAKER & NANCY BAKER, SALES REPRESENTATIVES Toronto

THE BAKER TEAM is dedicated to total customer service and specialize in North Toronto and Lawrence Park. With 20 years in the business, they take pride in locating the perfect home for buyers. They use modern multimedia marketing techniques to acquire the best possible price for sellers. Their goal is to meet your needs. With the dynamic Toronto Real Estate marketplace, it is essential for you to have professionals who are on the cutting edge. The Baker Team would welcome the chance to help you today. Chairman’s Award, 2003-2017 | Chestnut Park's #2 Team, 2017 Peter: 416.580.8799 | Nancy: 416.919.2638 bakerteam64@gmail.com www.bakerteam.biz

SHARON COWAN,, BROKER, BHSC. MED. CHAIRMAN'S AWARD 2017 Toronto

For more than three decades Sharon has represented buyers and sellers in all the upscale neighbourhoods of Central Toronto including Bayview/York Mills, The Bridle Path, Lawrence Park, Lytton Park, Wanless Park, Cricket Club, Chaplin Estates and many others. Her clients include estate trustees, international buyers, relocating executives, builders, first time buyers, move up buyers and downsizing retirees. Sharon's broad base of education and life experiences, her wealth of knowledge and expertise and her pre-eminent negotiation skills enable her to affect the best possible outcome on each transaction. She welcomes your inquiries. shcowan@sympatico.ca | Office: 416.925.9191

TRISH BONGARD GODFREY, Sales Representative Toronto

My goal is to provide my clients - both buyers and sellers - with skilled, caring, competent, and knowledgeable service. I have a natural desire to problem-solve and advocate to help them achieve their objectives. My experience in marketing and negotiations, as well as home construction, has helped many clients. Please call me for a no-obligation discussion about your goals. Chairman's Award Winner 2016 & 2017 Certified Negotiation Expert

Office: 416.925.9191 | Direct: 416.577.2033 www.trishbongard.com | trish@trishbongard.com

CAITLIN WEAVER, Sales Representative Toronto

Caitlin has specialized in Toronto Luxury Condos for over 6 years, specifically the St Regis, Shangri-La and the Ritz Carlton. Successfully selling, buying and leasing high end condos for her clients using innovative and strategic marketing tools, integrity, warmth, and a firm market knowledge. For all your luxury real estate needs contact Caitlin! Instagram: @caitlin.a.weaver Office: 416.925.9191 Direct: 416.416.890.3017

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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. I strive to find out what matters most to my clients. If you are interested in Buying or Selling, please contact me directly to discuss things further.

2017 Director's Award Winner for outstanding sales performance.

Kelly coulter, SALES REPRESENTATIVE Office: 705.765.6878 | Direct: 705.644.7964 kellycoulter@sympatico.ca www.sellingmuskokalife.com

We aim to delight and surprise our clients, deliver exceptional service and exceed their expectations at every step of the way. Our goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that our clients want others to experience. Over 50 years of collective real estate experience.

THE GARDINER TEAM JIM GARDINER, BROKER Direct: 705.646.7358 IRIS GARDINER, BROKER Direct: 705.646.6367 MIKE TAYLOR, Sales Representative Direct: 705.787.5110 LESLEY-ANNE GOODFELLOW, Sales Representative Lesley-Anne

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • MUSKOKA • PORT CARLING

As a specialist in waterfront properties throughout the Muskoka region, Marilyn is your connection to helping you find and acquire or sell your place in Muskoka. Marilyn has an intimate knowledge and understanding of waterfront properties and their potential value. It is through her experience, dedication, discretion and enthusiasm that Marilyn is able to effective serve the needs of her clientele. Making the right choice is to call Marilyn first. Top producing Chairman’s Award winner since 2001

MARILYN MANNION, SALES REPRESENTATIVE Direct: 705.801.5538 mannions@muskoka.com www.marilynmannion.com

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

Maggie Tomlinson, ASA, ABR, SRS, Broker Accredited Senior Agent, Accredited Buyer’s Representative Seller Representative Specialist, C.I.R.E. Luxury Specialist Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 | Direct: 705.644.9283 TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.muskokacottageforsale.ca

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • MUSKOKA MUSKOKA • FOOT'S BAY

Amy McDonald, Sales Representative EMILIE SHAW, Sales Representative Muskoka

Finding the right fit for your Muskoka Real Estate needs is essential. Amy & Emilie are recognized for their extensive knowledge of Muskoka and professionalism throughout the local industry. Working together to provide their customers with double the work ethic and double the experience, continuously making Muskoka dreams a reality.

“I really appreciated their knowledge, suggestions and professionalism. We’re thrilled at how smoothly it went, a testimony to them!” -SG Amy: Direct: 705.309.0895 | amcdonald@chestnutpark.com Emilie: Direct: 705.644.2825 | eshaw@chestnutpark.com

HUNTSVILLE • LAKE OF BAYS • AMALGUIN HIGHLANDS Susan Brown, BROKER, B.A., MVA, SRES

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A full time REALTOR® since 1990 Susan has consistently been among the top performing brokers in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays area, once again achieving the prestigious Chairman’s Award in 2017 for outstanding sales performance. Susan prides herself on her professionalism & knowledge, & her ability to use her extensive experience to get the results her clients expect and deserve. Susan enjoys working with clients in all price ranges. LIVE THE DREAM

Direct: 705.788.4176 susanbrown@vianet.ca www.lakeofbayscottages.com

KIM O'GRADY,

Sales Representative

Huntsville • Lake of Bays • Almaguin Highlands

Servicing the Huntsville and Lake of Bays area, Kim spent many of her childhood years at a cottage on Peninsula Lake, Huntsville. After completing her BA at the University of Guelph, she decided to leave her city roots, move to Huntsville making it her permanent home. Kim brings an appreciation for relationships built with clients, along with knowledge and experience to her understanding of Muskoka real estate.

Direct: 705.788.4894 kim@kim-ogrady.com www.kim-ogrady.com

MUSKOKA • GRAVENHURST april drane , Sales Representative Muskoka • Gravenhurst

As an award winning Realtor, April has been with Chestnut Park for 8 years. She offers 30 years experience as a successful interior designer/ home stager to both her Seller's marketing strategy & to her Buyer's purchasing acumen. She wins trust from clients with her discreet, knowledgeable & creative style. A positive approach keeps her focused on her clients needs as she delivers successful real estate transactions in a challenging marketplace.

Direct: 416.617.3733 aprilgadsbydrane@sympatico.ca

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MEET SOME OF OUR SALES PROFESSIONALS • 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, and from past satisfied clients. 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, Sales Representative Office: 613.471.1708 | 1.877.471.1708 samsimone@chestnutpark.com

Monica Klingenberg, Sales Representative Office: 613.471.1708 | 1.877.471.1708 mklingenberg@chestnutpark.com

Laurie Gruer, Sales Representative Office: 613.471.1708 | 1.877.471.1708 Lesley-Anne

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OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE • WIARTON • BRUCE PENINSULA DAVE MOYER , Sales Representative Grey Bruce • Owen Sound • Wiarton • Bruce Peninsula

I have an extensive professional background both in the private & public sectors including urban design, building, planning, property management & land development. As both a long-term resident of Owen Sound and commercial property owner I have personal experience with the local market. I care about my clients and their objectives! Our area has good schools, health care, government services, shopping & easy access to recreational actives & nature. Owen Sound, Grey and Bruce -Waiting to be discovered.

Direct: 519.379.1996 davemoyer@chestnutpark.com Vice Chairman’s 2016 and Chairman’s 2017

Check out chestnutpark.com for a full list of Chestnut Park agents, property listings and more. also visit investinstyle.ca For featured listings, industry experts and articles.

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OUR CHESTNUT PARK OFFICES TORONTO

1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3 OFFICE: 416.925.9191 Email: homes@chestnutpark.com COLLINGWOOD • SOUTHERN GEORGIAN BAY

393 First Street, Suite 100 Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1B3 OFFICE: 705.445.5454 Email: collingwood@chestnutpark.com

MUSKOKA • PORT CARLING

110 Medora Street Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0 OFFICE: 705.765.6878 Email: cottages@chestnutpark.com MUSKOKA • FOOT’S BAY

1039 McDonald Road Foot’s Bay, Ontario P0C 1H0 OFFICE: 705.375.9191 Email: footsbay@chestnutpark.com HUNTSVILLE • LAKE OF BAYS • ALMAGUIN

OWEN SOUND • GREY BRUCE

957 4th Avenue East, Suite 200 Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2N9 OFFICE: 519.371.5455 Email: owensound@chestnutpark.com WIARTON • GREY BRUCE • BRUCE PENINSULA

551 Berford Street Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0 OFFICE: 519.534.5757 Email: wiarton@chestnutpark.com HALIBURTON

4490 Kennisis Lake Road Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0 OFFICE: 705.754.0880 Email: haliburton@chestnutpark.com UNIONVILLE • MARKHAM

OFFICE: 905.479.8989 Email: unionville@chestnutpark.com

32 Florence Street East Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1P8 OFFICE: 705.789.1001 Email: huntsville@chestnutpark.com GRAVENHURST

181 Bay Street, Gravenhurst, Ontario, P1P 1X2 Office: 705.765.6878 Email: Gravenhurst@chestnutpark.com PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY • PICTON

43 Main Street East Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0 OFFICE: 613.471.1708 Email: princeedwardcounty@chestnutpark.com ERIN • CALEDON • MONO • KING

15425 Creditview Road Caledon, Ontario L7C 3G8 OFFICE: 519.833.0888 Email: country@chestnutpark.com NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

LAKE SIMCOE • NORTH OF MARKHAM

204 Simcoe Ave., Unit 17 Keswick, Ontario, L4P 3S6 OFFICE: 289.338.0767 Email: lakesimcoe@chestnutpark.com

46 Pine Street South Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3E9 OFFICE: 905.800.0321 Email: northumberlandcounty@chestnutpark.com PETERBOROUGH • THE KAWARTHAS

STRATFORD • HURON-PERTH

OFFICE: 289.338.0767 64 Hillcrest Drive, Stratford Ontario, N5A 5J1 Email: stratford@chestnutpark.com

135 Queen Street, Unit 3, P.O. Box 1293 Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0 OFFICE: 705.652.5000 Email: peterborough@chestnutpark.com

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LAKE ROSSEAU PRIVACY - TOBIN ISLAND PRESENTED EXCLUSIVELY BY MAGGIE TOMLINSON

Package Includes: Existing Oversized 2-Storey Boathouse Cottage, New Building Lot, and 41 acre parcel behind (approx 46 acres total)

Build Your Dream Cottage Here (And Another 2-Storey Boathouse)

FAMILY COMPOUND / DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY - OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY AT $1,750,000 Muskoka, Ontario: If Privacy, Views, Convenient Location & Future Development are at the top of your wish list then you need to see this special offering right away! Privacy assured - Start with over 741' of shoreline and 2 waterfront lots: (406' with existing oversized 2-slip 4 bedroom 2 bathroom boathouse cottage, and a separate waterfront pavilion - comes complete with new septic & is fully furnished, just waiting for you to turn the key & enjoy) and (335' newly created building lot for your dream cottage and 2-storey boathouse) plus a separate 41 acre parcel behind. You'll find a beautiful mix of natural rock, deep water off of the expansive shore decks/docks & quiet, shallow/sandy waters too. This level point of land provides multiple exposures to suit your water’s edge lifestyle. Tobin Island is steeped in history & boasts a true 'Olde Muskoka' charm – the same is true of your spectacular view across to Windermere House. Enjoy the convenience of docking/parking at 2 mainland locations. Just minutes from Windermere with easy access to Port Carling, Port Sandfield & Muskoka Lakes G&CC. Don’t wait – call Maggie today & start making your own Muskoka memories here!

Maggie Tomlinson, ASA, ABR, SRS, Broker Accredited Senior Agent, Accredited Buyer’s Representative Seller Representative Specialist Office: 705.765.6878 ext 240 | Direct: 705.644.9283 (cell/text) TeesRus@Muskoka.com | www.muskokacottageforsale.ca