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10 Editorial: Did winter weather prove a challenge? 12 Finance: Condominiums are a great alternative to student housing 16 Inside Condos: There’s progress in Ontario’s new Condo Act 18 Previews & Openings: Find the newest condominium communities 19 Condo Diary: What’s going on this month in Toronto 24 Condo Market: The wisest of property investments In the Spotlight Page 38 Yonge + Rich Page 52

26 Industry Report: Five reasons to buy a new condominium in the GTA 28 Condo Market: How condominium inspections can help 30 Condo Market: Maintenance fees a true bargain

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32 Condo Market: Back to Toronto’s future 34 Condo Market: 2012 in review 36 Consumer Protection: Your new home warranty has you covered 38 In the Spotlight: BILD members honoured; more news on pages 40,42, 43 and 44

48 Focus: Signature Elecric brings electric cars to condo owners 72 Contest: If you’ve recently purchased a new condo — enter to win great prizes

98 Advertisers Index: Want more information? Just ask — and you could win a prize

features 20 COVER STORY: PEMBERTON GROUP

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50 Qube Condos

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2012 The members of HOUSING GUIDES of America have presented Condo Life Magazine with the Gold Award for producing the Best Condo Consumer Guide in North America. The Gold Award is the highest honour in the industry.

52 Yonge + Rich

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58 King Blue Condos

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78 Central Maps: the GTA and Downtown 80 Regional Maps: North and East 81 Regional Maps: West

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s I ventured out into the aftermath of the second serious winter storm of 2013 for yet more shoveling; the appeal of a low-maintenance condominium lifestyle became crystal clear to me. Perhaps this is why so many empty nesters are joining first time homebuyers, seniors, professional couples, and families as neighbours in the variety of condo communities throughout the GTA. Adding insult to (back) injury, my home has a one car detached garage where only the ‘precious’ fine-weather car is parked. The everyday vehicles have to tough it out in the single width driveway, where we constantly juggle for position. It is on these cold winter days that I imagine the luxury of driving into a private, warm and secure underground garage to my designated spot where only my car is allowed. I would then ride in the elevator to my floor high above the slush, ice and snow. There are many days when a vehicle may not be necessary. A great many condo buildings are located on the PATH system, close to TTC or GO Stations or along public transit routes. But on days where driving is a must, I imagine it would be simply fabulous to hop in and drive away without having to spend hours cleaning off the car and shoveling or using the snow blower in order to clear a path to the road. For me, even going to yoga means putting on my winter gear to walk around the corner. Many condo buildings include yoga/fitness, swimming and equipped exercise rooms within the common amenities. All just an elevator ride away — no snowsuit required! Yes there are many reasons to buy a condominium suite, and these are as varied as the people purchasing. Condo Life Magazine is a great place to begin your search and don’t forget to review the comprehensive charts and maps towards the back, organized by geographic region. The magazine’s team takes particular care to update these pages each issue, so that our readers have current information to assist them in their search. A quick glance will tell you which amenities each building offers; approximate size of suites and range of prices; as well as contact information for the sales centre. Perhaps by the time you are reading this, there won’t be a snow flake in sight and you can do your house hunting free of weather obstacles.

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Condominiums are a great alternative to student housing

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t goes without saying putting your child through university is expensive. After you factor in the cost of tuition, books and residence the average student in Canada can expect to pay close to $70,000 to complete a 4 year undergraduate degree, if they are living away from home. One of the major expenses is the cost to rent an apartment or stay on residence. It represents roughly half of the overall expense for a student. Parents paying for their children’s university costs could benefit by looking into purchasing a condominium for their child to live in while away at school. Here’s why it might be a good idea.

Permanent place to stay By far one of the biggest advantages of buying a condominium for your child to live in while away at school is knowing they can never be asked to leave. A landlord has the right to ask a tenant to leave in 60 days if they have sold the property or are moving into it themselves. Although rare, such an incident could be a huge disruption to your child who is busy away at school and should be concentrating on studying, not stressing about where they are going to live next month.

Return on investment The benefits are endless, if you see the condominium as an income property and expect to keep it even after your child leaves the university. Apartments near university campuses are easier to occupy and often fetch higher rents. After saving money for four years by having your child use the condominium, the unit could then easily be converted into a moneymaker by renting it out to students for years after.

Tax incentives If there are tenants in the condo there are various tax-deductible expenses that you can take advantage of. Mortgage interest, property taxes, insurance costs, office supplies and phone bills are all considered legitimate expenses for a landlord. For tax time keep a good record of any money you spend on the property.

Location Location Location Never is location as important then when you’re a student. Getting maximum sleep and having the shortest commute to the lecture hall is what most students look for. The condominium you buy should be walking distance to the university your child is attending; otherwise you will be shelling out extra for transportation, driving your costs even higher. A place that is close in proximity to the campus is also easier to rent out to other tenants. Before you buy a condo for your university bound kid, please use a rent vs. buy calculator to have a realistic look at the difference in costs. It will help you make a better-informed decision. Also keep in mind real estate markets can soften and the price of what you paid for the condominium could come down. Like any other investment there are risks involved. Be aware of them and make sure you can handle any adverse changes if they come. cL

There are also a few things to consider before you sign on the dotted line to purchase any real estate for your child.

Capital gains If you plan to sell the property after your child is finished school you will be subject to capital gains because the unit will not be considered your primary residence. You can avoid paying this if you put the condo in your child’s name, provided they are over 18 and they declare it their primary residence. But this puts the ultimate decision of when the property is sold into your child’s hands.

Cost of vacancies If the unit has several bedrooms you may choose to rent out the others for extra money. If you are depending on tenants to help support the monthly expenses, there could be times when rooms are vacant, and you will be responsible for all the carrying costs. Make sure you can afford to pay the bills regardless of whether it fully tenanted or not.

Emergency costs You are ultimately responsible for any emergency maintenance required in the property, especially if it’s not just your child living there. A broken fridge or a faulty toilet can cost you a few hundred dollars to fix. You should be prepared for these types of unpredictable events.

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Rubina Ahmed-Haq is a Personal Finance Journalist working in TV, radio, print and online. She's the financial expert on the CBC Steven and Chris show, writer at Moneyville.ca, columnist at RateSupermarket.ca and Mississauga Life Magazine. Her own website is AlwaysSaveMoney.ca. You can follow her on Twitter @AlwaysSaveMoney.


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rofessional athletes often wind up being promoted to league head offices for their expertise. Brendan Shanahan, for instance, is in charge of discipline for the National Hockey League these days after playing for five teams from 1988 through 2009. Marko Djurdjevac, if you will, is to Ontario condominiums what Shanahan is to the NHL. The province’s Ministry of Consumer Services recently asked Marko to leave his positions as a condominium lawyer/partner with the prestigious Miller Thomson law firm so that he could work for the Government body on amendments to Ontario’s Condominium Act. Marko accepted the offer, partly because it was a terrific opportunity for him but largely because of his passion and determination to try to improve and update condo life in Ontario. Marko has been hearing many complaints from condo residents, board members and property managers in recent years and relishes the chance to be in a position to do something about it. If you have read my columns here in Condo Life in the past, then you are familiar with both Djurdjevac and the fact that a new Condominium Act is being formed for Ontario. The Condo Act that’s been in use since 1998 is simply outdated because of the significant increase in Ontario condos. Last June, the Ontario Government announced that the Ministry of Consumer Services was instructed to launch a review of the Condo Act through a public consultation process to identify and produce a comprehensive set of issues and long-term solutions. “So many provisions need to be reviewed,” Djurdjevac said in Condo Life in November of 2012, when he was still with Miller Thomson. “Some of the provisions simply don’t work. There are so many provisions and obviously and not everything works the way they were drafted. The Government will be flooded with every interest group that has something to say. I suggest that this likely will be a two-year process at least because there is so much involved. There’s going to be so much input involved from various sources.” Djurdevac, whom I met after he became the lawyer for the boards of twin buildings I managed for Del Property Management Inc. a couple of years ago, has been quoted as a condo authority in my columns several times in previous months. He wrote a terrific book about condo laws, which I outlined in Condo Life, and he also discussed several condo-related issues with me for publication purposes. He is prohibited from speaking to reporters for publication these days unless he receives approval from decision-makers with the Ministry of Consumer Services. “The good news is that the Province is serious about amending the Condo Act,” Miller Thomson said in a published statement. “The bad news is that we are losing Marko.” The statement also said: “Marko has been a real asset to our group and we will miss him, but we like to think his association with Miller Thomson has made him the most qualified person for this newly created position with the Government of Ontario. We congratulate him and wish him all the best with this new challenge.” Marko, of course, will need lots of good luck with his new challenge. There is a heck of a lot to enhance, improve and reform in condo law. Stage One of this detailed process is already complete. The findings so far suggest that new tools are needed not only to strengthen how condo corporations are managed and governed but also to help owners and other condo sector participants build a stronger sense of shared responsibility of the resilience and well-being of their communities. You can find a summary at http://www.ppforum.ca/sites/default/files/ Executive%20Summary_Condominium%20Act_EN_1.pdf. I urge you to check it out and, more importantly, so does Marko. cL

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First Avenue Properties Boutique Mid-Rise Condominium $249,900 Royal York & The Queensway Minutes from the subway and GO train For further information call (647) 351-QUBE (7823) or visit qubecondos.com

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The Renaissance Ballantry Homes Mid-Rise Condominium low-$200,000s Trafalgar & Dundas in Oakville Four-storey building located in the Neighbourhoods of Oak Park community For further information visit ballantryhomes.com

TEN77 Coletara Developments Mid-Rise Condominium $169,900 (VIP Pre-Pricing) Gordon St. & Harts Lane Four-Storey Condo in the heart of Guelph For further information call (519) 830-7171 or visit coletara.com

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19 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx

OUT AND ABOUT: what’s going on this month in T.O.

In concert at Massey Hall, with tickets ranging from $49.50 to $69.50. For further information visit masseyhall.com Massey Hall 178 Victoria St. 416.872.4255

30 The Book Of Mormon

MARCH 28 Garbage Garbage returns to Toronto for a performance at The Sound Academy for one night. Tickets are $35, available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, by phone or visit livenation.com. Sound Academy 11 Polson St. 1.855.985.5000

30 María Pagés Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, Toronto International Flamenco Festival and Show One Productions presents María Pagés: Self Portrait. The dancer, choreographer and conceptual artist, the most internationally renowned Flamenco artist in the world, will visit Toronto for one performance only. For further information visit sonycentre.ca. Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 1 Front St. East 1.855.872.SONY

31 Patti Smith The photography show of the iconic singersongwriter who was at the apex of the Punk era continues at the AGO. Patti Smith: Camera Solo provides a vivid documentary in photos. Runs to May 19. Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St. West 416.977.0414

APRIL 1 Don Henley Solo artist and Eagles frontman plays one show at Casino Rama. Tickets are $70 and $85, available at the Casino Rama Box Office, TicketMaster or online at casinorama.com. Casino Rama Niagara Falls 1.877.599.7262 (RAMA)

2 Alicia Keys and Miguel Alicia Keys’ latest album Girl On Fire has hit the top of the charts, and singer/songwriter/ producer Miguel opens the evening’s entertainment. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca. Showtime is 7:30. Air Canada Centre 40 Bay St. 416.815.5500

5 Billy Talent and Sum 41 Canadian popsters Billy Talent and Sum 41 drop by the ACC to give another high-energy performance. For tickets visit ticketmaster.ca. Showtime is 7:00. Air Canada Centre 40 Bay St. 416.815.5500

11 Green Day Grammy winning alt rock band are in concert for one night at the ACC with special guest Best Coast. Showtime is 8 pm. For further information visit theaircanadacentre.com. Air Canada Centre 40 Bay St. 416.815.5500

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Photograph by Steve McNicholas This international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with rhythms. For further information visit mirvish.com or stomponline.com. Runs to April 21. Royal Alexandra Theatre 260 King St. West 416.872.1212

The Tony-award winning musical sensation is onstage at the Princess of Wales Theatre. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of South Park, comes this Broadway musical written in collaboration with Robert Lopez. For further information visit mirvish.com. Runs to June 9. Princess of Wales Theatre 300 King St. East 416.872.1212

M AY 10 Lights The Toronto synth-pop singer is in concert at the Winter Garden Theatre in support of Siberia Acoustic. Tickets are $35.33, available at Rotate This and Sounsdscapes. For further information visit livenation.com Winter Garden Theatre 189 Yonge St. 416.314.3901

18 Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Following its sold-out run at the Sony Centre in 2011, Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang are returning to Toronto with a concert that features Warner Bros.’ classic cartoons on a gigantic screen, with live accompaniment by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The production is conducted and created by Emmy-Award winner George Daugherty. For further information visit sonycentre.ca. Also May 19. Sony Centre For the Performing Arts 1 Front St. East 1.855.872.SONY

22 The Shins The critically acclaimed Indie rockers play the Sound Academy for one night. Tickets range from $35.50 to $44.50, available at Rotate This and Soundscapes. For further information visit livenation.com. Sound Academy 11 Polson St. 1.855.985.5000

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ith over 50 years of experience creating successful residential and commercial developments, Pemberton Group has earned a reputation for building outstanding communities. The Pemberton slogan, “It’s all about you,” refers to the customer-first approach to everything they do. Continually offering the finest craftsmanship, Pemberton chooses the finest building materials, provides a wealth of recreational amenities and designs every community to create a premium quality of living. Pemberton’s condominium suite buyers enjoy peace-of-mind in excellent locations that maximize value across the GTA.

Coming to Mississauga This spring, Pemberton will introduce its newest master-planned community, Downtown Erin Mills Condominiums. Comprised of striking architecture, urban suite designs and inspired amenities, this new master-planned neighbourhood will be located in the prestigious Erin Mills area. Downtown Erin Mills will offer a downtown vibe steps from Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga’s second-largest mall with its more than 180 shops, dining opportunities and services. Amenities range from the elegant port cochère entry to the contemporary lobby with 24/7 concierge service, chic Party and Dining Rooms, indoor pool, sauna and steam room, equipped gym and yoga studio, and outdoor barbeque terrace. The suites come with high-quality features and

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Starring in Richmond Hill Discover a bold new vision for living at SkyCity Condominiums in the established Richmond Hill City Centre area. Residents can walk to shopping, dining, entertainment venues and public transportation. The community’s next-generation amenities include SkyGarden — a landscaped terrace with gazebos, arbours, fireplace, lounge-style seating, barbecues and alfresco dining. A multi-media


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towers now under construction adjacent to the lush grounds of U of T’s St. Michael’s campus, or register for the upcoming Urban Townhome Collection. A rare offering in Toronto, the unique Urban Townhome designs include sumptuous standards including a private rooftop terrace, garage and elevator. Available tower suites range from 892 to 896 sq. ft. and start from the mid-$600’s. The Urban Townhomes range from 2,350 to 3,288 sq. ft., priced from $2.5 million. Visit the Presentation Centre at 50 St. Joseph Street, west off Bay, south of Bloor.

Residences in the Urban Townhome Collection at U Condominiums have a rooftop terrace.

Call 416-546-6605; visit utownhomes.ca. Also in Toronto, Pemberton offers The Yorkville Signature Collection at The Uptown Residences, where 30-day occupancies are available. Situated in the heart of the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, this luxury 48-storey residence features classic Art Deco-inspired architecture in glass and pre-cast with an elegant granite entrance. The two-level atrium lobby is graced with soaring

theatre, two video gaming rooms, party room, dining room, meeting room/library, two guest suites, exercise room, yoga/Pilates studio, indoor swimming pool and lounge with double-sided fireplace complement the lifestyle. Available Tower 1 suites range from 640 to 1,155 sq ft. Prices from the low-$300’s, include one underground parking space and a locker. The Presentation Centre and furnished kitchen/living room vignettes are on Red Maple Road, at Yonge and Highway 7. For more information, call 905-709-5700 or visit SkyCityCondos.com, for virtual tours and actual view photos. You can also register now for Tower 2, coming soon.

Exciting in Etobicoke Vivid Condominiums is situated at Bloor Street West and Islington Avenue in amenityrich Etobicoke. The final building in Pemberton’s established Port Royal Place community, Vivid is steps to the Islington TTC subway station and Kipling GO station. Port Royal Place features its own existing landscaped park, gazebo, playground and splash pad. Vivid will rise 20 storeys and will feature 24-hour concierge, plus a completed indoor swimming pool, men’s and women’s change rooms, fitness centre, cards and billiards rooms, and a lounge with a caterer’s kitchen. View Vivid’s virtual suite tour online. Suites from 580 to 1,120 sq. ft. begin in price from $259,990. The Presentation Centre and model are at 9 Michael Power Place, south off Dundas West,

columns and an impressive chandelier. Amenities extend to an exercise room, yoga/aerobics room, Pilates area, steam rooms, virtual golf, party room, multimedia theatre lounge, Metropolitan lounge with bar and kitchen, and terraced garden patio. Sizes range from 1,270 to 2,110 square feet, with prices starting from $998,900. cL

FOR MORE INFORMATION Pemberton Group is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s largest and finest builder developers. For an overview of Pemberton’s fine communities, visit PembertonGroup.com. You can also follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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The wisest of property investments

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f you’ve ever considered investing your money in real estate, chances are you’ve been at a loss for where to start. Realistically there are so many factors to consider, and it’s easy to get derailed and even demotivated if you don’t have the facts. A recurring question I am asked by my clients is how to find a good investment property. I define a good investment as the purchase of a property that will produce a consistent rental sum that equals or surpasses your expenses for the property. This amount should include the monthly mortgage, property tax, and maintenance costs. A

condominium is a good place to start. It is just the kind of property that is affordable and able to gain you that consistent monthly rental income. When considering investing in a property, it is key to remember that a tenant is your most valuable asset. They will pay all your bills while your investment appreciates, and will then walk away leaving you with all the profits and the property. This means that you should pick a property that will attract tenants. It is important to remember that you will not be living in this condominium, so think in terms of what your ideal tenant would want. Location, Location, Location. Naturally location goes hand in hand with affordability and is the first item of consideration when buying a property. You might want to talk to a realtor to determine what area you can afford. Zeroing in on rental features should influence picking your general area. Aside from affordability, some indicators to look for are existing or upcoming developments such as public transportation, commercial developments or high traffic areas where people want to live. Other things to consider are current distance to public transportation, grocery stores, schools, entertainment, and highways. Once you have the proximity pinned down, pick a few buildings that you like, roll up your sleeves and dig in. Now comes the time to research. Start with the condo maintenance fees, typically the older the building the higher the fee tends to be. Make sure you do a little background research on the original developer and the building management team. Ask your realtor to find out how much the maintenance fees have increased, and over what period of time. Calculate the average increase per year. If the increase has been extremely large, the investment may not be worth-while as the indication is that it may greatly increase again, driving your rental price above what tenants may be willing to pay. Ask your realtor if they know how much of the building is rented to tenants. Some buildings are particularly investor friendly. This could actually be a negative factor. There are buildings that have a very high rental population and become run down after a while. Too many rentals are a good indicator that the maintenance fees will go up, so try to find a building with a nice balance of rented and owned units. Higher floors typically have a nicer view, however, this comes with a premium cost of typically $1000 per floor. Furthermore, south facing condominiums get sunlight exposure and are typically more appealing to potential renters. It is also a good idea to ask about any upcoming developments that can obstruct your view. Any possible future obstructions to the view you pay for could potentially decrease the renting appeal of your property, and later its resale appeal.

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Your next consideration is how much to charge your tenants in rent. Find out what the average going rate is for the type of unit that you are looking to buy. You want to make sure that the rental amount will cover your mortgage, maintenance and property taxes. Do the math; figure out what your down payment would need to be in order for you to make a good profit off of the property. Realistically the down payment plays a big role here, as it can determine whether you need to increase your initial investment, or maybe even restart your search looking for a more affordable unit. Finally, be patient. Charge just enough to cover your expenses, and always pick the better tenant over the one that will pay more. Realistically, the better tenant will care for your property, while paying it off, leaving it in good condition for when you’re ready to sell and really make money off of your investment. cL

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n Ontario, more than one million people are now living a condominium lifestyle and that number will continue to grow. A new condo has long established itself as the best way to enter the market and over the past decade, more and more GTA residents are taking that first step to realizing their dreams of homeownership. As a result, new home buyers in the GTA find themselves in the fastest growing condominium market in North America. There are a number of good reasons behind the success of the high-rise market, but the top five are as follows:

Affordability and choice: Condominiums are still the most affordable path to homeownership in the GTA, with the average price of a high-rise suite nearly $200,000 less than the average low-rise home. The condo market in the GTA is also the most active in North America so buyers have plenty of choice when it comes to finding their new home.

Built across the GTA: Provincial public policy is encouraging intensification and in many parts of the GTA the industry has adapted by building condominiums. Many embrace the condominium lifestyle because buildings can be found on transit corridors, they have unique amenities and they are an affordable option for first-time homebuyers all the way through to downsizers. The GTA has a successful condo market that is the envy of most North American cities, and I am proud to represent an Association that acts as the voice of the industry which makes it all possible. cL

Quality of construction and designs: New condominiums are built using the latest construction techniques and attention to details to ensure solid, quality construction. Not only that, but high-rise communities in the GTA have received provincial, national and international recognition for its modern designs that combine function and style with open, inviting living areas, lots of light, well-planned work spaces and built-in convenience. You choose the builder: When you buy a brand new home, you get to choose your builder based on their reputation and track record. Builders are proud of their work — they have the skills, experience and integrity to do the job right, and they are committed to your satisfaction. Savvy new home purchasers will know that buying a home from a BILD member also means their builder has complied with all requirements outlined in the BILD Code of Ethics, which can be found at bildgta.ca. You can also use the website’s Find a Member feature to determine the status of your builder’s membership — some have been with our Association for more than 50 years! Energy efficiency: All new condominiums are built in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, which was updated to include more energy efficient standards in 2012. Combine that with advanced construction techniques, higher levels of insulation and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, you not only save money on your energy bills, you also enjoy a far more comfortable home.

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How Condominium Inspections Can Help

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hirty years ago, a Home Inspection was not part of the real estate process. Now, close to 80per cent of resale homes in North America include a professional Home Inspection*. What was once considered an unnecessary service is now a standard part of real estate transactions. However, when it comes to Condominium Inspections, people are still living like it is 1970. Condominium units are no different than single family homes in that they can experience water intrusion, leakage, mechanical failures, breakdown of equipment and may include renovations that do not meet today’s standards. Yet the lack of perceived purpose that plagued Home Inspections in the early 1970s is still prevalent when it comes to Condominium Inspections – they remain a misunderstood, and for the most part unexplored service. The value of a Condominium Inspection is often overlooked during real estate transactions where the inspection clause is usually waived. Many new buyers operate under many misconceptions about this type of service that include: • Coverage: The condominium corporation covers everything

Beyond the technical and educational value of having a Condominium Inspection performed, this service can ultimately help to provide added knowledge when it comes to a major investment. Condominium Inspectors help you to make an informed decision in regards to your unit. Not to mention, new condo owners may learn a thing or two about their new home and how to take care of it properly today and well into the future. We believe that knowledge is the best tool when it comes to protecting one of the biggest investments of your life: your home. cL

• Perfection: Condominium units typically never fail or have deficiencies • Value: Condominium Inspections are an added expense and offer little information Think again; many of these misconceptions have proven costly in both older and newer condominiums. Our goal is to shed some light on the issues above and help condominium buyers and sellers make informed decisions in regards to their unit. Coverage: We encourage new condominium buyers to ensure they understand the full extent of their coverage. It is important to recognize how responsibilities are divided. Not all buildings operate the same way, and as such, the coverage you receive can vary from building to building. While condominium corporations do cover many maintenance expenses, not only is their coverage not absolute, the process of having an item repaired or replaced can be lengthy. Perfection: Contrary to popular belief, condominiums do not have a protective bubble around them to guard against failure. Condominiums buildings and units can experience damage — and it’s not always an insignificant issue. In fact, the number one insurance claim in condominium units across Canada is water damage to the interior structure**. The most common source of this type of damage is flooding from overhead units. Value: Condominium Inspections provide both long-term and short-term benefits. The current condition and functionality of the unit will be investigated to aid in making an informed purchasing decision. In addition, new owners are also educated about future preventive maintenance items for their unit. A Condominium Inspection will provide immediate and subsequent knowledge and advice, and ultimately present a huge value to the client. That being said, not all Condominium Inspections are created equal. A Condominium Inspection should include: • A detailed investigation of all the major appliances within the unit. • An inspection of and consultation on the systems within the unit, focusing on functionality and long-term maintenance. • A check for manufacturer recalls on all major appliances. • A comprehensive inspection report that documents the condition of systems, components and appliances, including illustrative photos and helpful maintenance information.

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*SOURCE: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), 2011 Home Inspectors Survey. **SOURCE: David Slack Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Brian Bell is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Carson Dunlop. Carson Dunlop is a leading home inspection company that has been in operation for more than 35 years and has helped more 150,000 clients make an informed decision. The company operates six business lines that includes home inspections,commercial inspections, energy audits, home inspection training, continuing education and report writing systems. To learn more visit www.carsondunlop.com


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here are oh, so many benefits of condominium living – but the one that often tops the lists of purchasers is having access to wonderful amenities in gorgeously landscaped buildings without having to take care of maintenance and repairs. The time you would spend weeding the garden, raking leaves, shoveling snow and the like can be spent instead soaking in the whirlpool, swimming, watching the latest film sensation in the theatre, playing virtual golf, or engaging in any of the other activities available under your very own roof. Remember, however, that over time, all residences require upkeep — and that’s where the maintenance fee comes in. Your monthly payment is critical to ensuring that your quality of life remains high. Funds must be in place to handle arrangements for cleaning, upkeep and repairs of a condominium’s common areas. It’s important that you consider these fees fairly when you compare to the expenses you’d incur in a low-rise home for similar services. Take security, for example. Most condominiums today offer 24/7 concierge service, and these professionals require salaries. If you were to add a security system to a low-rise home, you would pay a monthly fee for monitoring. Keep in mind, too, that a substantial percentage of condo maintenance fees covers utilities such as hydro, gas and water, which you would pay for separately from your mortgage in a low-rise home. The great thing is that many condominiums today offer individual hydro and water metering per suite. Most buyers are happy to pay for what they use, and they appreciate the fact that if they are away for weeks or months, their hydro and water bills are low for those periods. Looking at maintenance fees in the bigger picture, they also help to protect your real estate investment. Often, people forget that the ongoing cleaning and maintenance of things like elevators, the lobby and hallways is important. In addition, a portion of your maintenance fees goes toward the “reserve fund,” which remains on hand so that essential services can be paid for in the future. The condominium board administers the fund, which covers unexpected problems after the Tarion Warranty coverage is over. Now and then, we hear from potential purchasers that they resent having to pay maintenance fees that support a particular amenity they do not plan to use — most commonly, the swimming pool. You should know that the costs to maintain and service a pool and whirlpool are a very small portion of the annual condominium budget. You may think you will not use a pool or another amenity, but your guests may be happy to indulge. Amenities also enhance the resale value of your suite in the future, and you never know — once you move in and see for yourself just how beautiful today’s amenities are, you may love the very things you thought you might not use! As I so often say, amenities are an extension of your living space, and our condo developers are creating simply stunning areas where neighbours and friends can gather without ever leaving the building Again, it’s a matter of perspective. In a low-rise home, someone has to mow the lawn, weed the garden, wash the outside windows, etc. Hiring professionals to handle these chores costs money. Much of your condominium maintenance fees goes for items you would have to find the money for anyway. In the end, it’s so worth it to afford you luxury, convenience and free time. cL

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The great thing is that many condominiums today offer individual hydro and water metering per suite

Barbara Lawlor is President of Baker Real Estate Incorporated and an in-demand columnist and speaker. A member of the Baker team since 1993, she oversees the marketing and sales of condominium developments in the GTA and overseas. Keep current with The Baker Blog at blog.bakerrealestate.com.


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id-rise condo developments are taking their rightful place in growth of our city. If I could simply hop into a 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, power up its flux capacitor, accelerate to 888 mph, and take a trip to the future, I would hope to find myself in a future where Toronto has found its own niche in mid-rise developments. Too bad I am not Marty McFly! Mid-rise developments, defined as five- to eleven-storey buildings, are great additions to the housing mix in Toronto. They interact well with their neighbourhoods and contribute to growth along major streets such as St. Clair, Bloor, and The Danforth. Mid-rise buildings give buyers the choice of purchasing a more intimate and personal residence that still has the amenities of a high-rise project. The City of Toronto is already committing to making it easier for developers to construct more and more mid-rises. Mid-rise buildings contribute much to their surroundings. They help to increase density without impacting the scale of the street or the walkable character of the neighbourhood. Increased density along major streets goes a long way to helping support the businesses and services in the area. Limits on building heights and the number of storeys built ensure that sunlight is allowed in so that the streets do not become dark urban canyons. Retail and office spaces on the ground level of these residences can provide additional businesses for the community. Mid-rise buildings provide human-scaled developments that often interact more naturally with the street level activities of residents and their neighbours. Buyers debating whether or not to purchase a suite in a mid-rise building should take several positive factors into consideration. The limited number of storeys and parking levels makes the building manageable in scale. It often makes for a safer and more intimate building environment with fewer suites, resulting in you recognizing many of your fellow residents and interacting with them on a regular basis. Even though it is a smaller scale building, you will still have access to fitness facilities, party rooms, work spaces, and front desk security. There is a closer sense of community when living in a mid-rise. The lower building height allows you to look out your window to observe the vibrant streets of your neighbourhood and encourages you to walk out into the community to interact with businesses, services, and others who also call the neighbourhood home. Being located on major streets also provides ready access to the transit system. Mid-rise developments can appeal to a broad group of buyers, from young first time buyers to older buyers looking to downsize. Skyscraper cities similar to Toronto such as New York, Chicago, and Vancouver have successfully been building mid-rise developments. The mid-rises in these cities are often able to satisfy the density needs of a growing city while giving buyers a place they can call home in some fantastic neighbourhoods. Mid-rises condominiums may have all the amenities of condo living with the added benefits of a more intimate and exclusive setting. Don’t get me wrong about the great high-rises in the city. I’ve had the privilege of working on many of them over the past 25 plus years and do so today. But, my appreciation of the mid-rise is probably a pretty good reflection of how far our market has expanded as we continue to be ‘condominiumized’ as a city. If the DeLorean could take me back in time to chat with Jane Jacobs, I am sure she would approve of Toronto’s commitment to growing the city using mid-rise developments.

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Jennifer Keesmaat, the City of Toronto’s chief planner, sees “Toronto’s salvation [being] in more human-scaled development all over the city.” Studies and surveys have been conducted to determine the viability of mid-rise developments on Toronto’s major streets. Mixed-use, midrise condos become a necessity as sites suitable for high-rise towers become scarce and developers have to build on smaller lots in tighter knit neighbourhoods. Mid-rise intensification has been adopted into the city’s Official Plan. “Asof-right” zoning will streamline the process by pre-approving certain city streets for mid-rise development, helping developers bypass the tedious rezoning process and incentivizes them to build mid-rises. The objective is to “let developers build what we want them to build, and help them do it faster.” Keep an eye out for a large number of mid-rises in Toronto’s future. Mid-rises are your density. I mean your destiny! cL

Mark Cohen is a founding partner of The Condo Store Marketing Systems, a firm specializing in the design, marketing and sales of condo and new home communities in and outside of the GTA. condostorecanada.com mark@condostorecanada.com


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2012 was the 4th best year on record and only 8 per cent off the best year ever. It was characterized by phenomenal sales production from January to June, and then below average sales production from July through December. Of course, this coincides perfectly with the timing of Jim Flaherty’s enormous criteria changes with the CMHC’s lending policies. Three of these changes drastically altered the landscape of borrowing to buy real estate in Canada. It was these changes that created the latter half of 2012’s lowdown. They were as follows: • Raising the minimum down payment for a $1.0 million purchase from 5 per cent to 20 per

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Toronto marketplace. The latter part of the year was characterized by a reduction of new listings which were down 10 per cent over last year. This is primarily due to vendors taking homes off the market, and/or deciding not to try to sell in the first place. In an environment of 3 per cent lending no one is desperate to sell, so it is unlikely that prices will move downwards. This is not the sign of a weakening market, rather one that is likely to strengthen. I believe that 2013 will see 80,000 homes sold and average prices will likely come very close to $500,000. I expect that the resale and new condo market to show strength but also less volume of sales overall. cL

cent. This change caused a significant slowdown in the $1.0 million to $1.5 million home market as it forced a 400 per cent increase in down payment requirements. • Reducing the amortization time on CMHC mortgages from 30 to 25 years. Since 2008, Jim Flaherty has tightened this three times from 40 years to 25 years. This has made buying a home the equivalent of 35 per cent more expensive. This last change was really the icing on the cake. It removed a significant number of marginal first time buyers from 2012’s buying economy. • Raising the minimum deposit for an investment property from 5 per cent to 20 per cent. Obviously, this made it significantly more challenging for investors to buy investment real estate. These changes were aimed directly at the Toronto and Vancouver condominium marketplace in that most first time buyers and investors are dealing in the condominium economy. Of course the high end condo marketplace from $1M-$1.5M slowed significantly as buyers now need to amass a large down payment. It wasn’t enough for Mr. Flaherty to make these changes, he then went on a public relations rampage to destroy the credibility and viability of the condominium industry in Toronto. His policy of meeting with bank management and other lenders to caution them to the perils of lending in the condominium marketplace contributed to the banks creating Draconian lending requirements and ultimately spooking the media. Despite this government intervention and meddling, our real estate market has held strong, with average pricing finishing at $497,301, up 7 per cent over 2011. While volume of sales did fall slightly, prices held firm. The average days on market was 36 days versus 32 days in 2011, also a sign of a very strong marketplace. So, despite a continued effort by the federal government and the Bank of Canada to smear the condo industry, we saw

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Brad Lamb is President of Lamb Development Corp., one of the GTA’s largest condominium development companies, and the Broker- President of Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc., one of Toronto’s top condo and loft real estate brokerages. Over the last 20 years, he has led the marketing and sales programs for over 100 condominium projects in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and most recently Calgary. torontocondos.com, facebook.com/BradJLamb, Twitter: @BradJLamb


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elcome to my first column in Confo Life. Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest decisions most of us will make. Thankfully, there are many sources of information, like Condo Life, to help guide you through the process. I’m delighted to have this opportunity to share information about the warranty that comes with almost all new homes built in Ontario. So, what is Tarion and what do we do? Tarion is a not for profit corporation, established in 1976, that protects the rights of new home buyers and also regulates the new home building industry in Ontario. Tarion administers a piece of provincial legislation called the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, which outlines the warranty protection that new home buyers in Ontario are entitled to.

Tarion does this by: • Licensing new home builders and vendors • Ensuring builders/vendors abide by the Act • Educating new home buyers about their warranty rights • Protecting consumers when builders fail to fulfill their warranty obligations • Resolving disputes about warranty coverage • Investigating illegal building practices • Promoting high standards of new home construction

Ontario’s new home warranty Almost every new home sold in Ontario comes with a builder’s warranty that’s backed by Tarion. The warranty is made of many different components. Its coverage begins before you even move in to your new home and lasts for seven years from the time you take possession. The different components of the warranty provide different types of coverage at different stages in the life cycle of your home.

When you buy Deposit protection and delayed closing protection begin once you sign a purchase agreement and make a deposit on your new home. Deposits on freehold homes are protected up to a maximum of $40,000 in the event that your builder goes bankrupt, breaches the purchase agreement or in situations where you are legally entitled to back out of the purchase agreement before closing. Deposits on condos are protected up to $20,000 with any additional deposits begin covered by the Condominium Act.

Before you move in Delayed closing and occupancy provisions mean your builder guarantees that your home will be ready for move in either by a date specified in the purchase agreement or by a date that has been properly extended if circumstances occur that delay the home’s completion. In many cases, your builder will be required to compensate you if a delay occurs.

covers defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery and distribution systems, and defects in work or materials that result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding, such as brickwork, aluminum or vinyl siding. It continues to provide protection against violations of the Ontario Building Code that affect health and safety and applies for two years, beginning on the home’s date of possession. The seven year major structural defect warranty provides coverage for any defect in work or materials that results in failure of a structural, load-bearing element of the building or one that would reduce the expected life span of a structural element. It also includes protection against a defect that adversely affects the use of the home.

Unique protection for condos Condos come with an additional warranty that covers the shared spaces — or common elements — of the condo. A common element is something that is shared by the unit owners like parking garages, recreation facillities, exterior cladding and roofing. Certain systems like plumbing, electrical and heating can also be part of the of the common elements. Your unit boundary document should clearly outline what is owned by your unit and what is considered a part of the common elements. cL To learn more about your new home’s warranty, visit tarion.com or facebook.com/TarionWarrantyCorp.

When you’re ready to take possession The one, two and seven year warranties begin when your home is complete and ready for possession. The one year warranty covers defects in work and material, protects against unauthorized substitutions and ensures your home is fit for habitation and constructed according to the Ontario Building Code. The first year warranty includes almost everything inside and outside your home that was provided by the builder, from flooring to drywall to heating and air conditioning systems and is in place for one year from your home’s date of possession. The two year warranty protects against water penetration through the basement or foundation walls; defects in materials that affect windows, doors and caulking and defects in work that result in water penetration into the building envelope. It also

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Howard Bogach is President and CEO of Tarion Warranty Corporation. His column appears four times a year in HOMES and Condo Life.


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wo outstanding members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) were recognized for their tremendous contribution to the industry and the association in 2012. The awards were presented at the annual Chair’s Dinner, held on February 6, 2013. Cindy Lloyd, Advertising Sales Manager at the Toronto Star was named BILD Member of the Year for her volunteerism, participation and commitment. Lloyd is also a BILD Board member. The Star is one of BILD’s marketing partners. Lloyd has been instrumental in numerous association successes, such as the award-winning fundraiser, Race for Humanity, and she also facilitated Shift Happens, a series of eight civic awareness pieces that ran in the newspaper during 2012. The Chair’s Award of Merit, presented to a BILD member whose contribution has made Cindy Lloyd – a significant difference to the association Toronto Star and the industry, was given to Gary Gregoris, Senior Vice President of Land at Mattamy Homes. bildgta.ca

ansouri Living hosted an evening of romance and philanthropy — a pre-valentine’s day bouquet face-off — at The Perry in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. Maryam and Nargues Mansouri of Mansouri Living in conjunction with Toronto socialite Ainsley Kerr arranged for some of Toronto’s hottest bachelors and notable husbands to compete in a flower bouquet design competition. Flexing their floral flare were Peter Saltsman, Toronto Life editor; Robert Weir, celebrity make-up artist; James Braithwaite, Yorkville physiotherapist; and Braden Rosner, editor of Songs & Cigarettes. Guests had the opportunity to bid on their favourite arrangement, with proceeds going to Rethink Breast Cancer. A high-energy crowd filled The Perry Presentation Gallery on Avenue Road and when the auction concluded, a total of $3,000 was raised. theperry.com

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parks, trails, recreation facilities and theatres. Mississauga Transit and GO Bus service, plus Highways 401, 403, and 407 and the Streetsville GO Station are all close by. Downtown Erin Mills Condominiums will offer a collection of suite designs and inspired amenities. From the elegant port cochère entry, the lobby features a contemporary design, and 24/7 concierge service. Building amenities include The Party and Dining Rooms, indoor pool, sauna and steam room, fully equipped gym and yoga studio. An outdoor terrace will accommodate summer barbecues. Suites will be available in sizes from 580 to 930 square feet. Prices will begin from the mid-$200’s. 905.326.4100 DowntownErinMills.com PembertonGroup.com Before

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o celebrate its 20th Anniversary, Empire Communities has launched a new community-wide initiative — the Empire Heroes Program. Wherever Empire is building, the Empire Heroes Program will be available for individuals working in hospital, law enforcement and other EMS services to assist them in buying a new home in an Empire neighbourhood. The company will provide a 2% discount on the purchase of a new Empire home to anyone that works in these professions. As an additional thank you, Empire will also From left: Andrew Guido, Michael Meneguzzi, Paul Golini, Daniel donate $1,000 to the local hospital for each new home purchased. Guzzetti, and Dan Flomen. “We are pleased to introduce this program as we understand the tremendous dedication that the health and safety personnel give to their communities whether it be as a fire fighter, a police officer or an emergency worker,” said Paul Golini, Empire’s Executive Vice President. “It’s all about supporting the communities that are supporting us and making home ownership a little bit easier for those who take care of us.“ empirecommunities.com

Brad Lamb succeeds with P.O.W.E.R.

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n late February, Brad J. Lamb, President of Brad J. Realty Inc. and Lamb Development Corp., held his first free workshop called P.O.W.E.R Investing to Real Estate Millions to a crowded house. The seminar was so successful that plans are now underway to duplicate the event in Ottawa in April and also in Calgary. The idea for the workshop is fueled by Lamb’s concern that Canadians, and particularly the younger generation, are not adequately planning for their financial future. Lamb shares his knowledge acquired from 25 years of industry experience, over 100 condominium projects in 4 major Canadian cities. To date he has been involved in real estate sales of over $7 billion dollars as well as $1.3 billion of condominiums developed in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary. torontocondos.com Brad J. Lamb

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Design Team (IDT) — a joint venture of architectsAlliance and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects in association with Daoust Lestage Inc. and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects — has been honoured with the 2012 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence. Since 1968, this annual major national design award program has recognized significant projects. The Canary District, which will first serve as the Athletes’ Village for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games before becoming a dynamic master-planned live-work-play community, was one of nine projects selected from 167 submissions. “These accolades are indicative of the creativity and imagination of the entire team currently breathing life into the Canary District,” said Dundee Kilmer Developments Limited president Jason Lester. The IDT was commissioned to design unique, contemporary buildings reflective of each team member’s distinct architectural styles, while working within Waterfront Toronto’s precinct and block plan for the new district. The goal: building a truly livable and sustainable neighbourhood. canarydistrict.com

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n 2012, Humber River Regional Hospital and ION Condominiums formed a partnership to raise funds for the new hospital currently under construction on Wilson Avenue just west of Keele Street. ION and the new hospital share this neighbourhood and the initiative was launched to assist members of the hospital staff and their families to purchase a new condominium at ION by giving them a cashback upon closing of their new home. At the same time a donation was made to the hospital for each person that purchased. Ion Condominium Residences, by Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes, is now under construction with the first occupancies scheduled for 2015. A cheque for $20,000 was presented to Heather Hurst, CEO of the Hospital Foundation. “We are very grateful to Cityzen and Fernbrook for their generosity and great support of the new hospital. It has been an honour to have worked with them on this program over the past year,” said Ms. Hurst. Ion will rise 10 storeys and house 200 well-appointed suites in sizes from 300 square feet to 915 square feet. 416.633.2737 ioncondo.ca

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ith electric vehicles continuing to grow in popularity, Canadian drivers are studying up on what it would take for them to make the switch. Government incentives sure help, along with an increase in public charging stations down popular stretches of roadways. Most recently, 2013 Canadian International AutoShow-goers were treated to multiple booths about the benefits of driving an EV and sneak peeks at the new models coming to Canada.

Does owning an EV save me money? Commonly, people want to know about how EVs charge and whether or not the electricity required to charge one will actually save them money, when compared to a gas-fueled vehicle. The answer to this question is that a special EV charger can be installed in your garage and uses approximately two to five dollars worth of electricity to charge an EV. Comparatively, this charge would last the same distance as around 18 dollars of gas would.

What about Condo Owners? But what if you don’t live in a house and don’t have a garage? In Toronto, condominium living is a reality for many people and comes with its own set of questions to consider when adopting an EV lifestyle. Condo dwellers often park their car in a shared garage and need to abide by the building’s regulations. This unique situation means that the main challenges an EV owner living in a condo building will face are: 1. Safety in connecting to the condo’s power supply 2. Monitoring electricity usage and bills 3. Securing the charger in a common space The team at Signature Electric installs EV chargers in condo buildings. The story of their first installation demonstrates long-term solutions to these potential issues so that condo owners can happily drive and charge EVs without issue. A condo owner in Toronto had purchased an electric vehicle and had asked the property manager to help them find someone to install a charger. The resident had already purchased the charger, which had received the proper safety approvals, so there would be no issue with the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) when the unit connected to the building’s power supply. The wiring requirements were then studied based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. First check that the panel had space for the new breaker and that it could easily

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accommodate the added load. In order to bill for the electricity, a small digital sub-meter would be installed just for this charger that the manager could read and yield information from to allow her to invoice the owner. Once a general understanding is gained of how much electricity the vehicle might use over the course of a year, the owner could provide a single payment in advance and the property manager would reconcile at the end of the year, after reading the meter. A compact and relatively inexpensive meter was available to use for this application. Because the charger is in a common space, installing a non-fused lockable isolating switch just beside the charger worked, and then the owner attached his own lock, offering him peace of mind. People living in condos don’t need to hesitate to consider purchasing an electric vehicle. A quick conversation with their building manager and the consultation of a professional electrician experienced in EV charger installation should put them on the right track. cL

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he Qube Condos on The Queensway by First Avenue Properties is not your typical Toronto condo development. It gives condo buyers more value for their dollar than ever experienced before. Located in a sought after community with easy access to the downtown core, Qube makes it affordable for buyers to live in the city again. Qube is a perfect example of the new chief planner’s vision of “Toronto’s salvation [being] in more human-scaled development all over the city.” Qube increases its neighbourhood’s density without impinging on the scale of the street, is low enough to continue to let in the sunlight, and retail commercial spaces on the ground level contribute to the community at large. Qube is a sophisticated boutique condominium located at verdant Royal York and The Queensway in Toronto’s west end. The sleek and refined eight-storey building has 74 units consisting of a wide range of spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Prices start at $269,900 and range to the mid-$400,000s, offering buyers a great opportunity to live in this affluent neighbourhood. These affordable price points allow buyers who are typically discouraged by Toronto property prices to purchase suites right here in the city closer to the downtown core than ever. Suites at Qube have high quality finishes and features that already come standard with each purchase. Buyers are definitely getting more value than they are paying for. Stainless steel appliances, undermounted sinks, and granite kitchen and bathroom countertops are just a few features that come standard at Qube. The suites even already include a parking space and storage locker. The exterior of the building has many contemporary and modern design features. Stone detailing lends the structure an iconic appearance of strength while the many balconies that punctuate its extensive glass surfaces blend in seamlessly with the rest of the uncluttered design of the building. Panoramic views of the surrounding neighbourhood and Toronto’s skyline can be taken in from the terrace. Qube’s design is timeless and unique in its human scale, allowing it to fit into the neighbourhood as if it were always a part of the community. Situated in a neighbourhood of middle-to-high income households, and now one of the most desirable areas of the city to live in, Qube’s location affords its residents close proximity to everything they may ever need or want. Within walking distance there are

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endless options for casual and fine dining, bars, cafes, and cinemas. Vibrant neighbourhood businesses along Bloor and The Queensway offer residents a selection of big name chain stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques to shop at. Access to downtown Toronto has never been easier with the GO Train station right at Qube’s doorstep, the BloorDanforth subway a few minutes away by bus, and it is just a quick drive to the onramps of the Gardiner Expressway. Interested buyers should not stop to think about purchasing a suite for too long because Qube is moving incredibly fast. Construction is set to begin in 60 days. The builder, First Avenue Properties, believes the development will be completed 16 to 18 months after construction commences. cL

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ocated within one of Canada’s most vibrant and exciting neighbourhoods in the heart of downtown Toronto, YONGE + RICH combines contemporary urban living with the relaxing and peaceful elements of nature. With its modern architectural style and design, and outstanding access to outdoor spaces, Great Gulf’s 50-storey high-rise will be the ideal location to call home, whether you are young at heart or rich in possibilities. With all the energy and excitement of the downtown core, the buzz of the financial district, the fun of Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre, the Lake Ontario waterfront just beyond that, and green space in just about every direction, there are few neighbourhoods like it anywhere in Canada, and located just minutes from Toronto’s famous Yonge Street. YONGE + RICH is just steps to the subway line and Toronto’s downtown underground PATH network and minutes from the major commuter arteries of the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. This marriage of great neighbourhood flavour with modern style makes this latest project from Great Gulf Homes an ideal spot for people who love the promise of adventure — in their own backyard or just minutes away on the open road. In days gone by, the Yonge and Richmond area was seen as a commercial district, a place where you’d go to work or shop. But Great Gulf’s YONGE + RICH development is turning that perception on its head, offering exclusive, modern downtown residences with all the pleasures and conveniences to be found in the centre of one of North America’s greatest cities. Add to that the benefit of coming home to a sense of calm and relaxation with more green space, private gardens and blue-sky views than you’re likely to find outside of a distant suburb, and you’ve got a vision of a life well-lived. YONGE + RICH has something special to offer for people who appreciate nature but don’t want to pay the price of a long commute to work, or sacrifice their vibrant social and cultural lives. Architect Peter Clewes, Partner, architectsAlliance, had a vision for YONGE + RICH that truly meets the needs of those who see their home as a sanctuary and the city as their playground. “This was a very exciting project for us,” said Clewes. “The exterior of the building will feature unique punched window treatments and cortan steel. Each unit has been carefully placed to ensure as much floor-to-ceiling window exposure as possible. The result will be a glorious shower of natural light.” In fact, many suites on the higher levels will enjoy unobstructed blue-sky views in addition to breathtaking views of the lake and city skyline. Each suite will enjoy access to floor-to-ceiling windows and an abundance of natural light. The architects take advantage of these gorgeous views and sunlight to create a sense of calm and relaxation in each suite, a stylish refuge from the excitement of the city just outside the door.

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Inside the suites, Toronto-based design firm Burdifilek will also make use of the great open spaces and light, with a modern sensibility that unites outside with inside. “Every square foot of the suites at YONGE + RICH have been designed with practical functionality in mind so that residents can get the most out of their suites,” said Diego Burdi, Creative Director, Burdifilek. “Most outdoor balconies have been designed as an additional room, with many up to eight-feet wide. With abundant space for greenery residents will feel like they are in their very own private garden when they step outside.” All suites include pre-finished engineered flooring throughout, Burdifilek designed kitchens and bathrooms, and more as per plan. The suites offer many premium features as part of the standard finishes package with a wide array of choices and colours to select from for upgrades. Most of the suites at YONGE + RICH are one or two bedrooms, ranging from 500 to 926 square feet, with prices starting at $289,990. Great Gulf builds every home and high-rise development with the same principle in mind — to live greatly. To Great Gulf, living greatly is to aspire to high standards in all things, and this ideal is fulfilled through three core values: inspired design; artful technology; and commitment to customers. Inspired design brings results that are felt as well as seen: vitality, harmony, well-being, functional beauty. Artful building technologies create homes that are quieter, brighter, healthier, more energy-efficient, and better built by every measure. YONGE + RICH is no exception. While modern architecture, design and functional suites are the core of YONGE + RICH, the focus on nature, sunlight and breathtaking views make this project truly unique. Once residents retreat from the excitement of downtown Toronto they can enjoy their very own urban garden oasis in the sky. cL

FOR MORE INFORMATION For further information please visit the website. yongeandrich.com


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Amidst a civilized, tree-lined pocket on Adelaide West, a cosmopolitan condominium like no other has arrived. Close to the vibrant Queen West and King West neighbourhoods, musĂŠe presents an uncompromisingly elegant take on urban style. With dramatic architecture, exquisitely detailed interiors and luxurious amenities in a most sophisticated new community. Frame your life with flair at musĂŠe. Register now at pureplaza.com


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here’s only one Toronto condo development that’s leading sales in the Entertainment District — and that’s King Blue. Since its recent VIP launch, King Blue has been the talk of the entertainment district. The best-selling condo towers over its competition by surpassing expectations in every amenity conceivable. From its Triple-AAA location in the heart of King West to its expansive 5,800 sq. ft. rooftop patio on the 9th floor — King Blue Condos offers the epitome of resort-style living just steps away from the best restaurants and cafes, sports venues, cultural centres, spas, and clubs that Toronto has to offer. Not surprisingly, King Blue Condos, designed by award-winning architects Page+Steele / IBI Group, will make it the crown jewel of downtown Toronto — its new “It” spot where people will want to see and be seen. Spearheaded by Easton’s Group of Hotels, this is much more than a luxury residence — it’s a new social destination for the King West public at large. What’s great at King Blue is you get incredible value for a reasonable price. Prices start in the mid $200,000’s and what you actually receive is much more than a fantastic property in a contemporary building, you gain access to world class amenities at your fingertips! Venture out on a shopping spree without ever leaving your own backyard. A fashionable porte-cochère courtyard grounds the main floor — an epicentre of retail with over 13,000-35,000 sq. ft. of boutiques. Crave a little culture? Check out the latest exhibition at the Theatre Museum of Canada, set to be exclusively housed at King Blue. A unique glass exterior wall offers street-level pedestrians a glimpse into the museum’s crowds visiting the latest collection. Looking for a stay-cation? Nestle into a romantic retreat on the stunning rooftop terrace featuring panoramic city views and a sculptural 20-foot tall metal trellis (interwoven with ivy of course). Take some quiet time on the couture couches sporadically placed inside the landscaped walkway or huddle in with a partner to bask in the light in front of one of the many custom-built fire pits glowing inside. Wish to nurture body and soul? Experience the peaceful, meditative atmosphere at the 6th floor pool area framed with architectural pillars and ensconced in white-rippled marble and granite. Catch the city skyline while swimming laps — there are floor-to-ceiling windows at pool level. Enjoy a beverage after your swim while you scan the cityscape. The bar is nestled in the garden outside just a few steps away. Other amenities include a top-of-the-line fitness centre, a multimedia room and fashionable guest suites. With interiors conceived by principal director Alessandro Leung of award-winning designers Munge Leung, residents receive high end layouts coupled with luxuriously

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appointed kitchens and bathrooms that marry function and design perfectly. Every suite maximizes space and showcases top-of-the-line finishes. In addition, each residence wows with expansive windows which allow for great views of the city. Residences on the upper levels get the added benefit of incredible views of Lake Ontario. Each space artfully intertwines energy-efficient, European appliances with lounge-like, concept rooms that anyone can imagine as home. First impressions amaze when you first enter into the double lobbies emanating sexy blue light. When friends and family sweep in and out of the portecochère, they’ll truly appreciate the ultraconvenience of this unique pick-up and drop-off area. Whether this is your first purchase or you are looking to downsize and retire in the heart of the city, this incredible urban hub satisfies anyone who wants to be steps away from the action. cL

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Sales Office, located at 355 King St. West. and check out the stunning presentation centre and model suite. The Sales Office is open from noon to 6 pm Monday to Thursday, and from noon to 5 pm weekends; closed Friday. 416-599-1355. kingbluecondos.com


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hen you tell your friends you’ll live at Chaz.Yorkville condos, be prepared for looks of admiration (for your great taste), envy (when they discover how much luxury you got for your money) — and finally joy when they realize they can still buy here too! Yorkville is one of the unique neighbourhoods for which Toronto is renowned — in fact, arguably its most affluent, instantly identifiable luxury enclave, synonymous with brands like Tiffany, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Idling away an afternoon could be as low-key as people-watching on an outdoor patio on Cumberland — and don’t be surprised if, say, George Clooney wanders past — or as energizing as a yoga class, a spa treatment, some retail therapy at Holt Renfrew, and high tea at the Windsor Arms. Yorkville is not your average neighbourhood, and Chaz.Yorkville could never be your average condominium. Chaz.Yorkville, already well under construction, is destined to become an iconic part of the Toronto streetscape, with a sleek, aerodynamic design that’s as stunning from the sky as it is from the ground. When you are actually living here, it’s what’s INSIDE that counts — a sensuous selection of suites and amenities perfect for your busy city life. Its loftiest amenity, a sculpted, two-storey glass box in the sky, is the Chaz Club, which offers spectacular panoramic views from the 36th and 37th floors. A Grand Room with lounge bar and dining room complete with catering kitchen offers entertaining for intimate or larger groups, while the expansive outdoor terrace is virtually indivisible, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows with banquette seating inside and out. Your friends will find the Chaz Club atmosphere addictive — virtually right at the crossroads of the city, where the Bloor/Danforth and Yonge/University subway lines intersect. With nights spent paying a fortune for the view at a downtown lounge behind you, wouldn’t it be the ultimate win-win situation to save practically enough to pay for your mortgage each month by enjoying the Chaz Club in your very own building instead? The upscale, private club ambiance that permeates Chaz.Yorkville starts at ground level, with the sophisticated dual lobbies, designed by the award-winning, interior design firm Cecconi Simone. The living-room style West Lobby beckons with comfortable banquette seating and even a fireplace, while the Pet Spa takes the hassle out urban dog ownership — so you can have your pooch and your Persian rug too. The lobby offers a tantalizing collection of smaller spaces, many of which residents can book for private use. Nearby, a private walled garden oasis with two water features offers a secluded spot to unwind; convenient on-site car-share stalls and 24-hour concierge further enhance the Chaz.Yorkville lifestyle. Second-floor amenities include a high-tech Computer Gamers Arena whose fully kitted-out specialized chairs feature integrated audio, and a Pilates/yoga studio, spinning room and fully equipped fitness centre. Tech-savvy buyers will appreciate the Rogers

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distinctive theatres, one a 3D Hollywoodstyle screening room and the other a sport-oriented lounge with comfy sofas. Both will boast the new spectacular 4K resolution technology with four times the pixels of best of current high definition TVs. As ideal as Chaz.Yorkville is for play, it’s the perfect business partner too, with a fully equipped business centre, which, as are the three guest’s suites, is finished with the same attention to luxurious detail as the private suites. A wide choice of finishes and options are available to distinguish every unit, from the custom entry doors, to the wide-plank custom-engineered hardwood floors, to the sleek Euro-inspired kitchens and indulgent bathrooms. Select suites are still available, including sumptuous Sky Residences with the Bellair Finishes Collection on the 42nd to 50th floors. Their unique layouts allow for eight corner suites on each floor, offering outstanding city and lake views to discerning buyers. Chaz.Yorkville may offer one of the most coveted locations in the city, but with everything it offers inside, why would you ever leave? Chaz.Yorkville offers unparalleled value with opulent finishes, splendid amenities, and a stunningly executed indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Suites are priced from the low $300s to $2.5 million, and require a deposit of just 10 per cent for CMHC qualified buyers. cL

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Presentation Centre, located at 101 Yorkville Avenue, between Avenue Road and Bellair Street. The Presentation Centre is open from noon to 6 pm Monday to Thursday, from 2 pm to 6 pm Friday, 12 pm to 8 pm Saturday, and 12 pm to 6 pm Sunday. 416.922.0045 CHAZyorkville.com


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emolition is beginning at the future site of 88 Scott, the elegant new highrise condominium from Concert at the corner of Scott Street and Wellington Street East. “We’re thrilled to have reached this important milestone,” says Catherine Diraison, Broker of Record for Concert. “We are now more than 65 per cent sold and, with demolition beginning, purchasers will soon be able to watch their new homes take shape.” 88 Scott’s unique design by Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects will ensure the tower makes a distinctive mark on downtown Toronto’s skyline. In a nod to the site’s past, the stylish five-storey podium will be constructed to incorporate the façade of the original limestone building constructed in 1951. Featuring exquisitely designed interiors, sophisticated amenities and captivating architecture in an unparalleled location, the 58-storey tower will rise at the corner of Scott and Wellington streets. 88 Scott is located directly between Toronto’s bustling financial district and the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. So, whether you love to work hard, play hard, or do both, 88 Scott places you at the centre of all that Toronto has to offer. Just across from the urban oasis of Berczy Park, 88 Scott is minutes to the theatre district and walking distance to Toronto’s Harbourfront, the Air Canada Centre, the Rogers Centre and to fine dining and world-class shopping. 88 Scott is Toronto to the core. Life at 88 Scott also means it’s easy to get around and about, with Billy Bishop Airport, Lakeshore Boulevard, the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway all easily accessible from the residence’s central location. And the TTC is just a few minutes’ walk from the front door. But it is not only 88 Scott’s prime location that makes the building a stand out. Every suite boasts over-height, smooth ceilings and bright, open kitchens with custom designed cabinetry and integrated European appliances. With such exquisite interiors and captivating architecture, 88 Scott rejects hum-drum, cookie-cutter suite designs in favour of elegant, well-appointed living spaces. Suites range in size from studios to threebedroom designs of more than 2,900 square feet. Most range in price from $400,000 to $800,000 range. Designed to be a “vertical neighbourhood,” residents of 88 Scott will enjoy world-class amenities located on three different levels within the building. On the street level, residents and their guests will enjoy the magnificent lobby lounge and news café or for private meetings, there is a board room. On the sixth floor above the building podium

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will be a fully-equipped weight room, aerobic lane, yoga and spin studio, a seamless edge pool complete with change rooms, showers, steam room and sauna. On this same level you will find a screening room and a social lounge with an adjacent billiards room and an expansive rooftop terrace that will be perfect for barbecuing and alfresco dining or just winding down. Meanwhile, floors 46 and 47 will include the chic, split-level Sky Lounge, highlighted by an exquisite party room with fireplace, bar, caterers’ kitchen and private dining room with spectacular views of downtown. 24/7 concierge services will, of course, be part of living at 88 Scott. 88 Scott will also offer the latest in environmentally-conscious design, including green roofs, highly efficient mechanical and electrical systems and superior indoor air quality. The building will target LEED gold with a design to meet the highest Tier of the Toronto Green Building Standards. cL

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Sales Centre, located at 100 Yonge Street. For further information call or visit the website. 416.216.8588 88Scott.com


FROM CONFERENCE CALL TO CURTAIN CALL 88 Scott’s ideal location within the St. Lawrence neighbourhood - on the edge of the financial district - make it an optimal choice no matter what the time of day. This new offering from Concert has already captured the attention of discerning buyers despite market conditions. In addition to its central location,88 Scott features intelligent suite designs, stunning views, abundant amenities and superb quality finishes throughout. Built by award-winning Concert, the many who have chosen 88 Scott define it as a show stopping investment. Come and see for yourself.

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he historic town of Oakville, just west of Toronto, sits like a jewel on the shores of Lake Ontario. Oakville is one of Ontario’s oldest, loveliest and most affluent communities. The old town is a mix of fine homes, high street shopping and beautiful harbours; plus Oakville has some of the most respected public and private schools in the province. The residential suburban area of Oakville has been thoughtfully planned and there is no more sought after location than Oak Park. It is within this highly prestigious enclave that Ballantry Homes will be constructing its newest release of homes — The Neighbourhoods of Oak Park — a community of urban townhomes and the magnificent midrise Renaissance Condominium. The imposing architecture of the Renaissance with its soaring rotunda, charming curved balconies and classic stucco and red brick masonry facade contains elements of both early classical revival and the Greek revival style. The visual theme will be continued in the stucco and masonry façade of the townhomes, each with their own spacious terrace balcony and private patio. The entire complex will be professionally landscaped, including the elegant rooftop terrace of the Renaissance Condominium which will also offer al fresco dining and multiple conversation areas where you can take in the wide city views. Of course a beautiful design is only part of the equation; a truly great location must also offer convenience and literally steps from your front door is Oak Park Shopping Centre where you will find a Wal-Mart, a Longos Supermarket and an assortment of clothing and home decorating stores. The suites at The Renaissance start in the low $200,000’s for a comfortably sized 628-square-foot one-bedroom and the two-bedrooms begin at 901 square feet. All the suites are open and bright with 9-foot ceilings and large lovely windows and the living areas open onto a curved balcony with glass inserts and a view. The gourmet kitchens have sophisticated designer cabinetry and come complete with four stainless steel appliances. The spacious master bedrooms boast private ensuite bathrooms and the attention to detail and quality is evident in all the finishings; top of the line ceramics and carpeting and laminates will be used in the flooring and deep colonial baseboards, doors and window casings will complete the polished look of the interiors. The urban townhomes offer one level living and the design of each unit is broad and open and streaming with light. The same high quality of workmanship is reflected in the cabinetry and finishes and both the upper and lower units are provided with an outdoor

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living area; a rear patio in the case of the lower units and a balcony or terrace for the upper units.Each townhouse unit will come with a garage and the streetscape will be pedestrian friendly and welcoming to young families. Ballantry Homes have been in the top tier of builders for two decades and their attention to detail and concern for their client’s satisfaction was honored with the Avid award for customer service which placed them in the top 25 per cent of builders across the entire country. It will be comforting to know that you are in the hands of an honorable builder who can be trusted to treat your concerns with respect. Oakville is a true small city that combines upscale cosmopolitan amenities with the charms of three historic harbours and many lovely parks. Once you become a resident of ‘the Neighbourhoods of Oak Park’ it is quite possible that you will never want to leave because everything you could want is already there. cL

FOR MORE INFORMATION For further information visit the website and register now. myoakpark.ca


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here great cities are defined as much by their public parks as by their landmark buildings comes the striking Windows on the Green. This luxurious four-storey condominium by VANDYK Communities goes hand-in-hand with the preservation and enhancement of the area’s natural assets, right in the heart of Mississauga. It’s everything you could wish for in this well-established neighbourhood of Erin Mills and Dundas. For over 30 years, VANDYK has been a trusted name in urban mixed development. Innovative designs, superb craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service have earned the company a stellar reputation as one of Ontario’s premier builders. Windows on the Green takes full advantage of the neighbourhood’s natural attributes. To the south, is an inviting walking trail set amidst forested groves, while to the east lie acres of luxuriant parklands. Head in either direction, and you can explore nature right outside your door. And yet, you’re so close to GO stations, Highway 403 and the QEW. A tone of sophistication is set from the very start when you step inside the main lobby. A soaring two-storey stone wall, accented by modern light fixtures high above, provides a striking focal point. Distinct style in a natural setting is what it’s all about. Integral to the architecture is VANDYK’s signature exterior finishes of horizontal lines, roofed balconies, soaring stone columns and stone veneer complemented by colour-coordinated stucco and accent siding. An exquisite outdoor courtyard invites you to linger on park benches while lamp posts illuminate as evening falls. A world of grace and luxury awaits you inside each suite. Choose from open concept layouts of one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, two bedroom and two bedroom plus den. One-bedrooms start from $274,990, two-bedrooms from $379,990, two-bedroom plus dens starting at $499,990 and Penthouse Lofts with rooftop terraces from $519,990. You’ll find a tradition of uncompromising quality in each suite. Featuring generous 9-foot ceilings, large open gourmet eat-in kitchen area, spacious living area and bedroom, this is condominium living like you’ve never experienced before. Choose cabinetry door designs for either a traditional, transitional or contemporary look, as well as a ceramic tile backsplash. The bonus special offers you luxury granite countertops and island with a pots and pans drawer, depending on plan. Marble countertops and imported porcelain tiles create a bathroom of superior refinement. Elegant satin nickel interior door hardware and White Decora designer switches all add up to the finer details of a higher standard of living.

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Unwind on your outdoor balcony. Each suite has its own private balcony where you can step outside to admire the view or barbecue up a steak dinner. The opportunity to enjoy outdoor living is greatly expanded at the gorgeous rooftop terrace. Gather with friends, watch the stars or read a good book. Entertaining is effortless at Windows on the Green. Host a party in the designer-decorated lounge/party room. Sit by the stately fireplace or relax at a full-sized bar where you can uncork a bottle of your favourite red for friends. When you move into Windows on the Green, there are probably a few items you won’t mind leaving behind, including shovelling snow and mowing the lawn. With carefree condominium living, you now have the time to stay active in the building’s state-of-the-art fitness centre or head out for a night on the town that’s just steps away. cL

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit the Sales Centre, located at 1910 Fowler Drive, Unit 103, in Mississauga. The Sales Centre is open from noon to 7 pm Monday to Friday, and from 11 am to 5 pm weekends. Expected occupancy is January 2015.


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ver the past five years, Catalia Development Group has been quietly transforming Richmond Hill’s Entertainment district and building a bridge between Markham and Richmond Hill. Literally! When complete, the aptly named Four Seasons Garden master planned community will be home to five beautiful residential towers strategically located at the Eastern edge of Richmond Hill and will be connected to Markham via a four lane boulevard that will fly over Highway 404. The world will be at your doorstep. Launched in 2009, phase one sold out almost overnight to local buyers aware of the great benefits this area has to offer. The area is know as “the entertainment district of Richmond Hill and Markham” says Scott Davie of Milborne Real Estate who is managing the upcoming launch of Phase Three — Summer Palace. With the success of phase one came the launch of phase two in 2011, again selling out the building quickly in small office to a very local market. With Phase three set to launch, Catalia Developments are ready to announce to the World that East Beaver Creek and Hwy 7 is the epicenter of lifestyle condominium living. “Nowhere else north of Bloor Street will you find so many amenities in such close proximity, not to mention the convenience of four major highways and Vivanext Rapid Transit at your doorstep” added Davie. No matter your mood you’ll only be a short walk to the areas great amenities. Feel like steak dinner? The Keg is at your doorstep. Catching up with friends? Moxie’s or Destiny’s is the perfect place. Date night? Take in a movie at the cinema. Summer Palace is also close to many of York Region’s top rated schools, such as Adrienne Clarkson Public School, Thornlea High School or Seneca College. You’ll be able to travel conveniently across York Region to the Yonge Street Subway extension using the reliable vivaNext Rapid Transit System just at your doorstep. If the area amenities aren’t enough, you can enjoy a variety of on-site amenities and recreational needs. A sophisticated first impression begins the moment you enter the grand two-storey lobby designed by award winning Union 31, where you are greeted by a uniformed concierge and sparkling water feature. Or you can chose to entertain in the exclusive private dinning room or catch the game in the private lounge that

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features an elegant wet bar and warm fireplace. Pamper yourself as you unwind by the Jacuzzi spa, plunge pool and sauna or raise your heartbeat by doing lengths in the swimming pool. Beautiful gardens and a nature path will wrap the entire community. Summer Palace interior layouts are designed to maximize light and usable space with a higher level of finishes, including 9-foot ceilings, designer kitchen appliances, granite counters, undermout sinks, contemporary soaker tubs and thermally insulated, energy efficient, double glazed aluminum windows. Suite sizes range in size from 585 to 2,072 square feet. Ground floor suites feature walkout patios that open to lush garden. With over 25 years experience in all aspects of the real estate industry, Catalia Development Group brings their strong reputation to Four Seasons Garden. Where the world revolves around you. cL

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Pinnacle International High-Rise 680 to 1,792 sq. ft. $374,900 to $1,469,900 • Located at the downtown harbourfront neighbourhood • Amenities: 30,000 sq. ft. of amenity space, including two fully-equipped exercise rooms, 70-ft. lap pool, whirlpool, saunas, two theatre rooms, party room, banquet room, business centre, tennis court, putting green 416.925.3325 • 33bayresidences.ca Bay & Harbour

The Britt Residences

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Toronto

Toronto

Lanterra Developments High-Rise 319 to 1,292 sq.ft $239,900 • Studio, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + den, 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom + den, 3 bedroom • 24 hour Executive Concierge, Executive Butler Services, Spa & Wellness Services, Executive Home Maintenance Services, Executive Kitchen and Dining Room, 3 Elegant Lobby Lounges, Outdoor Pool, 9th Floor Terrace Courtyard, Fitness Centre, Party Room, Theatre Room, Pet Spa 416.926.1669 • thebrittcondos.com Bay & Wellesley

88 Scott

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Toronto

Concert Real Estate Corporation High-Rise 450 to over 2,000 sq. ft. Most homes from $400,000 to $800,000 • 60% Sold, Stunning lake and city views • Located at the intersection of the Financial District and the St. Lawrence neighborhood • Interior design by Union31 • Integrated kitchen appliances, solid surface countertops and engineered hardwood flooring 416.216.8588 • 88Scott.com Scott & Wellington Street East

Canary District

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Toronto

Dundee Kilmer Developments Limited Mid-Rise 405 to 1,475 sq. ft. The mid $200,000’s • Studio, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + den, 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom + media/den, 1 & 2 bedroom lofts, 1 & 2 bedroom Townhomes • Adjacent to Waterfront Toronto’s new 18-acre Don River Park, YMCA, retail, dining and public art • Amenities: landscaped courtyard, 2-storey glass lobby and a Party Room with Euro-style fireplace 416.603.7576 • canarydistrict.com Front & Cherry

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45 Charles Ltd and Edenshaw Homes Limited 47 Storey High-Rise Condominium The low $300,000’s • Exclusive CHAZ Club located on 36th & 37th floor • Amenities include: 3-D Screening Room, Sports Viewing Room, Computer Gamers Arena, FullyEquipped Gym, Pet Spa, Yoga and Spinning Room • Steps away from Yonge & Bloor subway • 9' ceilings • Under Construction 416.922.0045 • CHAZyorkville.com 45 Charles Street East Presentation Centre located at 101 Yorkville Ave.

King West

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Plaza High-Rise 647 to 1,400 sq. ft. $329,900’s • 20,000 sq. ft. Courtyard Fitness Club • Furniture-finished hardwood kitchen cabinetry • Located in the heart of Liberty Village • HD movie screening room with Hollywood-style tiered seating for 30 • Two bowling alleys and professional sports simulator room 647.341.1731 • pureplaza.com Corner of East Liberty Street and Pirandello Street

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Concord CityPlace

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Concord Adex High-Rise Condominiums, Penthouse Suites, Luxury Townhomes 468 to 2,500 sq. ft. $251,300 to $2,500,000 • Largest master-planned community • Superb downtown location • 8-acre central park • 100 Mbps fibre-optics internet access • Resort-style clubhouse amenities • Day-care, premium retail and more 416.813.0999 • cityplace.ca Presentation Centre located at 23 Spadina Avenue

The Massey Tower

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Toronto

Toronto

MOD Developments High-Rise 377 to 882 sq. ft. The high $200,000’s • A 60-storey tower by Hariri Pontarini Architects • Lobby and amenities by Cecconi Simone • Two guest suites provided for residents’ use • Two full time concierges and a porter • Six levels of above-ground automated parking 416.966.0197 • themasseytower.com info@themasseytower.com 197 Yonge Street, Toronto


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Menkes Developments Ltd. High-Rise 486 to 2,745 sq. ft. $381,990 • 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom plus den, 3 bedroom plus den and Luxury Towns • 24 hour Concierge, Spa-Inspired Indoor Swimming Pool & Whirl Pool, Gym, Yoga/Meditation deck, a Multi-Purpose Party Room with Access to an Outdoor Terrace, Private Boardroom & Screening Room 416.323.0100 • menkes.com Avenue & Davenport

The Tower

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Toronto

Toronto

Plaza High-Rise 571 to 1,192 sq. ft. The high $340,900’s • Tower Club located on the 26th floor features more than 3,000 sq. ft. of luxury space with catering kitchen suitable for entertaining or cooking events, as well as a large lounge area with fireplace and breathtaking panoramic lake, skyline and sunset views through walls of floor to ceiling glass • Soaring two Storey Lobby, 24 hour Concierge 647.341.1731 • pureplaza.com Liberty Village

The Riverhouse at the Old Mill

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Lanterra Developments Mid-Rise 675 to 2,152 sq. ft. Low $500,000’s • 1 and 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom + den, 3 bedroom • Sophisticated lobby, Indoor Pool and Hot Tub with Outdoor Terrace, Party Room with Caterer’s Kitchen, Fireplace Lounge adjacent to the River Room with gorgeous views, Fitness Room. • New Sales Centre & Model Suites Coming May 2013. From Only 5% Deposit Required. Now Under Construction. Move In This Fall. 416.766.7343 – riverhousecondos.ca Old Mill Road & Bloor St West

U Condominiums

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Toronto

Toronto

Pemberton Group Townhomes 2,350 to 3,288 sq. ft. $2.5 million • 19 utterly unique homes • Homes have private rooftop terrace, garage, elevator and street level front entry • Deluxe finishes throughout • Access to U Condos 4,500 sq. ft. of exquisite amenities • Under construction. Occupancy spring 2014 416.546.6605 • pembertongroup.com 50 St. Joseph Street, west off Bay south of Bloor

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Tridel High-Rise 656 to 840 sq. ft. $285,000 • 1 Bedroom plus den, 2 Bedroom, and 2 Bedroom plus den • Energy Efficient Stainless Steel Appliances in the Kitchen; Front Load Washer-Dryer • Laminate Flooring throughout • One Parking space included • Move-In Now 416.293.5535 • tridel.com Kennedy Road & Highway 401

Dream Tower at Emerald City

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Elad Canada High-Rise 523 to 1,265 sq. ft. The mid $200,000’s • Easy access to the subway and to Fairview Mall • 9' and 10' ceilings • Large balconies • Spectacular amenities including swimming pool, fitness and yoga centre, party room, lounge, theatre, and a lush garden 416.492.0001 • dreamtower.ca Sheppard across from Fairview Mall

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Vivid

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Etobicoke

Pemberton Group Hi-Rise Condominium 580 to 1,120 sq. ft. $259,990 • Islington Village location, walk to Islington Subway and Kipling GO Stations • One bedroom up to two bedroom plus den • Model suite to view; deluxe finishes • 24 hour Concierge, fitness, indoor pool, party room 416.239.8200 • pembertongroup.com Sales Centre 9 Michael Power Place S. off Dundas W., between Islington and Kipling

Gibson Square

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Menkes Developments Ltd. High-Rise 673 to 1,738 sq. ft. $384,990 • 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedroom & 2 bedroom plus den • 24 hour Concierge, 20,000 sq. ft. Gibson Club features a State-of-the-Art Recreation Centre including an Indoor Swimming Pool, Weight & Cardio Area, Yoga & Aerobics Area, 2 Party Rooms with a Bar with Walk-Out to a Landscaped Rooftop Garden, Theatre Room and Games Room 416.730.9722 • menkes.com Yonge & Park Home


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Pinnacle International High-Rise 572 to 926 sq. ft $250,900 • 5 minutes away from Mississauga’s city centre • Amenities: fully-equipped exercise room, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, designer guest suite, state-of-the-art screening room, outdoor terrace with barbecue area, serene yoga room, elegant private dining room, party room, sports lounge, men’s and women’s saunas and change rooms, library and business centre 905.568.9000 • pinnacleuptown.com Hurontario & Eglinton

The Randall Residences

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Oakville

Rosehaven Platinum 36-suite Mid-Rise 1,800 to over 3,000 sq. ft. $1.8 to over $3 million • Glorious Beaux Arts architecture inspired by Belle Epoque Paris, designed by Richard Wengle • Large classically-proportioned suites designed by Ferris Rafauli to the highest of standards with rich millwork, the finest of finishes and views of downtown Oakville • Walking distance from restaurants, shops, art galleries and historic homes 905.849.1033 • TheRandallResidences.com Trafalgar Road & Randall Street

Rain Condos

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Empire Communities High-Rise 346 to 1,030 sq. ft. The mid $200,000’s • UNDER CONSTRUCTION • A location of pure convenience, minutes from Oakville GO, QEW and Lakeshore Road • Unrivaled lifestyle amenities including a spectacular indoor pool with whirlpool and separate cold plunge 905.845.7246 • empirecommunities.com Kerr & Speers

The Renaissance

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Oakville

Ballantry Homes Mid-Rise Condominium 628 to 1,238 sq. ft. The low $200,000’s • Located in Oak Park at Trafalgar and Dundas • 4-Storey Building with underground parking ballantryhomes.com Trafalgar & Dundas

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Lamb Dev. Corp. Menkes & Lifetime Onni Group

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70 Harbour St. at York Yonge St. & St. Clair Ave. Lower Simcoe & Lakeshore Dovercourt & College 406 Adelaide St. E. Bloor St. E. & Sherbourne 21 Grenville St. King St. E. & Sherbourne King St. W. & Blue Jays Way King St. W. & Spadina Ave. 1100 King St. West Liberty St. & Pirandello St.. 22 The Esplanade at Scott St. Bathurst St. & Front St. W. Liberty St. & Strachan Ave. Queen St. W. & Ossington Spadina & Adelaide Lower Jarvis & The Esplanade 197 Yonge St. King St. W. & Spadina Ave. Yonge St. & Davenport Rd. 775 King St. West 291 Lakeshore Blvd. East Bathurst St. & Adelaide St. W. 206 Bloor St. W. Ossington & Trinity Bellwoods Queen St. E . & Broadview Ave. 87 Peter St. at King St. W. 111 Bathurst at Adelaide St. W. 1000 Bay St. Yonge & Bloor/Sales: 33 Bloor E. 581 Dundas St. East 155 Dundas St. E. Parliament & Dundas St. E. Harbour St. at Bay St. 8 Harbour St. Avenue Rd. & Davenport Rd. Peter St. & Adelaide St. W. Richmond St. West at John St. Yonge St. & Queen’s Quay John St. & Adelaide St. W. 317 Adeliade St. E. Bathurst St. & Queen’s Quay University Ave. & Dundas St. W. 183 Wellington St. at Simcoe Front St. W. & Portland St. Bathurst St. & St. Clair Ave. W.

Menkes Dev. Camrost-Felcorp Conservatory Group Worseley Plaza Dev. Tridel CentreCourt & Lifetime Dev. Plus Dev. Group Easton Group Lamb Dev. Corp. Urbancorp/First Capital Realty Plaza Castlepoint/Cityzen/Fernbrook Context Dev. Lifetime & BLVD Dev. Great Gulf Cresford Developments Context MOD Dev. & Tricon TAS DesignBuild Conservatory Group Minto Urban Comm. Great Gulf Plaza Dev. Yorkville Corp. Tofino Dev. Harhay Construction Menkes Dev. Harhay Dev./Carterraa Cresford Dev. Great Gulf Daniels Corp. Great Gulf Daniels Corp. Pinnacle International

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Menkes Dev. CentreCourt Dev. Monarch & Goldman Group Fernbrook/Cityzen Pinnacle International Alterra Homes Monarch Group Tribute Communities Ritz-Carlton & Graywood Tridel Reserve Properties

High High High High High High High/CTH High High/Hotel High High

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486-2,745 303-772 456-1,231 675-3,066 594-1,047 481-1,155 360-1,567 484-763 1,585-10,820 645-1,300 452-865

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(416) 323-0100 (416) 987-8765 (416) 495-3549 (416) 367-3456 (416) 596-1600 (416) 964-2777 (416) 495-3544 (416) 363-4800 (416) 651-6151 (416) 514-2710 (416) 546-7399

109 Ossington Ave. Davenport & Bedford Hazelton & Yorkville Ave. Church & Carlton 181 Davenport Rd. Yonge St. & Alexander St. Clair Ave. W. & Bathurst St. Sherbourne & Selby 1230 Queen St. W. & Dufferin 88 Scott at Wellington St. E. Bathurst St. & Wellington Queen Street W. & Dovercourt Yonge St. & Gerrard Bathurst St. & Bloor St. W. 22 The Esplanade at Yonge 56 Blue Jays Way at King St. W. Front St. E. & Cherry St. 345 Adelaide St. West 101 Yorkville Ave. 288 St. Clair Ave. W. at Spadina King St. & John St. 23 Spadina Ave.

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$0.49/sq.ft. $0.81/sq.ft. $0.53/sq.ft.

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T O R O N T O 101 Erskine 155 Redpath 3018 Yonge in Lawrence Park 83 Redpath Allure Condominiums Baker Street Residences Beach Club Beach Hill Residences Blythwood at Huntington Caledonia on the Park Towns Carmelina Condominiums E Condos Fuse2 KEW Beach Living Life Condominiums Lytton Park Suites MYC Merton-Yonge Condominiums Minto30 Roe Neon Riverhouse at The Old Mill Scenic III on Eglinton The Address at High Park The Berwick The Courtyards of Upper Forest Hill The Hill The Madison The St. Clements The Upper Canada Condominium Two Old Mill & One Old Mill Upper Beach Manors

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43 Hanna Ave. Queen St. East at Broadview Ave. 1183 Dufferin St. Bathurst St. & Wellington 77 Charles St. W. 200 University at Richmond Colgate & Carlaw King St. East & Church St. Macpherson & Madison Richmond St. W. & Duncan Queen St. E. & Don Valley Pkwy. 117 Peter St at Richmond St. W. York St. & Harbour St. St. Clair Ave. W. & Avenue Rd. One Benvenuto Place Adelaide St. W. & John Spadina & Adelaide St. W. 955 Bay St. at Wellesley Landsdowne & Davenport 345 Carlaw Ave. at Dundas St. E. Mill St. at Parliament Distillery Historic District Davenport Rd. & Bay St. King St. E. & Parliament Avenue Rd. & Davenport 224 King St. West 1230 Queen St. West Spadina & College Bloor St. & Dundas St. West 621 King St. West 35 Balmuto at Bloor St 226 Queen St. West Broadview Ave, & Queen St E. Front St. W. at John St. 50 Lynn Williams St. Front St. & Parliament 325 Bay St. at Adelaide St. Beverley St. & Queen St. W. Queen St. W. & Gladstone 50 St. Joseph at Bay St. King St. W. & Spadina Ave. Bloor St. & Dundas St. West 1151 Queen St. W. at Ossington Richmond St. W. & Simcoe Dovercourt & Bloor St. W. 25 Richmond St. at Yonge Davenport & McMurrich St. Yorkville & Avenue Rd.

(416) 480-0700 freeddevelopments.com (416) 485-5111 (416) 485-8483 (416) 487-7600 royalpark.com (416) 901-7333 (416) 422-0880 (416) 485-1900 (647) 255-3465 (416) 423-8500 econdos.ca (416) 534-4444 (416) 690-0101 (416) 488-4545 lyttonparksuites.com (416) 484-1900 (416) 915-3812 (416) 987-7878 (416) 766-7343 (416) 805-1781 (416) 531-0006 (416) 922-9425 (416) 783-0483 (416) 546-6409 (416) 482-8090 (416) 778-7070 (416) 489-5194 (416) 645-7022 (416) 693-7500

BUILDER/ DEVELOPER Urban Capital Lamb Dev./Hyde Park Concept Lofts Ltd. Freed Developments Ltd. Aspen Ridge Homes Westbank/Peterson Group Aragon Properties Freed Developments Ltd. Burnac Aspen Ridge Homes Streetcar Dev. Urban Capital/Malibu/Alit Tridel Camrost-Felcorp Malen Capital Corp. Lifetime Developments Lamb Dev. Lanterra Dev. Brownstone Group Streetcar Developments Cityscape & Dundee

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Diamante Dev. Corp. Lamb Development Corp. Mansouri Group Lamb Dev./Harhay Const. Streetcar Developments Tribute Communities Castlepoint nuvo Freed Dev. Ltd. Pemberton Group Sorbara Streetcar Developments Tridel Plaza Streetcar Dev./Dundee Trump Organization Prince Bay/BSAR Group Streetcar Developments Pemberton Group BLVD Developments Torbel/Somerset Landmark/Urbancorp Plaza/Berkley 40 Westmoreland Inc. Great Gulf Lifetime Dev. Camrost Felcorp

Mid/Lofts/TH CTH Lofts Mid Mid High Mid Mid Mid High/CTH Lofts High High High Mid High Mid High SCTH Mid/CTH High High High Mid Mid High High/Lofts Mid High Mid High Mid Lofts High/Lofts High Lofts High/Hotel Mid/CTH Mid High/CTH High CTH Lofts/Mid High CTH High High High

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Yonge St. & Eglinton Ave. Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton Ave. Yonge St. & Lawrence Ave. Yonge St. & Eglinton Ave. 2008 Yonge St. at Davisville Eglinton Ave., W. of Allen Rd. Kingston Rd. & Woodbine Ave. Woodbine Ave. & Gerrard Bayview & Eglinton St. Clair Ave. W. at Caledonia Woodbine Ave. & Danforth Yonge & Eglinton Dupont & Landsdowne 1919A Queen E. at Woodbine 2081 Yonge St., S. of Eglinton Lytton Blvd. & Avenue Rd. 2111 Yonge St. at Hillsdale 30 Roehampton Ave. Yonge & Eglinton Bloor St. West & Old Mill Rd. Eglinton Ave. E. & Leslie St. Bloor St. W. & Keele St. Berwick & Duplex (2034 Yonge) Bathurst St. & Briar Hill Eglinton Ave. West near Spadina Yonge & Eglinton Dundas St. E. & Leslie Avenue Rd. & Lonsdale 2 Old Mill Dr. (2500 Bloor W) Main St. & Gerrard

Tridel/Beaux Properties Freed Dev. Lanterra Dev. Malen/Benvenuto Group Greenpark Homes Royalpark Homes Zen Homes Carlyle Communities Tridel & Concert Minto Comm. Tre Memovia RioCan, Bazis, Metropia Neudorfer Corp. Worsley Urban Partners Chestnut Hill/A2A Prop. Oxygen Cresford Minto Comm. Pemberton Group Lanterra Dev. Aspen Ridge Homes Chestnut Hill Homes Andrin/Brown/Cherrytree Candan Inc. Bsar Dev. Madison Homes Sonterlan Corp. Madison Homes/State Bldg. Grp. Tridel Plaza/Solotex Corp.

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435-2,000 Inquire 978-1,084 902-1,142 468-1,1011 Inquire 473-1,600 483,1,069 951-2,879 700-1,251 513-1,018 Inquire 497-749 575-1,210 530-1,200 1,053-2,000+ 520-2,800 522-1,135 310-980 675-2,152 425-1,341 600-1,261 500-2,200 818-1,300 450-2,000 510-1,045 613-1,399 1,009-2,136 636-2,650 1,850-2,060

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53-56, By Appt. By Appt. Only 7 By Appt. Only By Appt. Only

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$0.51/sq.ft $0.51/sq.ft. $0.30/sq.ft.

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60 Esther Lorrie 2183 Lakeshore Rd. Lake Shore Blvd. & Park Lawn 4159 Dundas St. W. Marine Parade Dr. & Lake Shore W. 28 Howard Pk. E. of Roncesvalles Queensway & Islington Ave. Queensway & Grand Ave. Queensway & Islington Ave. Marine Parade Dr. & Lake Shore W. Dundas St. W. & Royal York Prince Edward & Dundas St.W. 36 Park Lawn Rd. 2167 Lakeshore Blvd. at Park Lawn. Rexdale Blvd. & Queen’s Plate Dr. 91 The Queensway at Ellis Marine Parade Dr. & Lake Shore W. Valhalla Inn Rd. & Hwy.427 9 Michael Power Place Kipling & Dundas 3 Ellis Ave. at Lake Shore 25 Fontenay Court N. of Queensway E., W. of Royal York Dundas St. at Prince Edward Dr. Carnation Ave. & 24th St. Kipling Ave. & Bloor St. W. Lake Shore Blvd. & Park Lawn Lake Shore & Long Branch Ave. 2143 Lakeshore Blvd. W. Lake Shore Blvd. & Parklawn West Mall & Bloor St. W. Islington Ave. & Bloor St. W. 40 Westmoreland Ave.

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ocated north of Toronto in Richmond Hill, Xpression Condominiums is a new development by Zancor Homes. Xpression’s subdued palette, timeless design and understated luxury appeal to the broad demographic of condo buyers that makes up Richmond Hill’s diverse population. The units are highly customizable, encouraging purchasers to “express themselves” by selecting features and finishes that suit their tastes and lifestyle. In an interview with IDC, Tania Richardson of Tomas Pearce Interior Design discusses how she and her design team created a high-style project that challenges expectations about what a suburban development looks like.

In what types of projects does Tomas Pearce Interior Design specialize? We specialize in luxury high-end design, residential as well as commercial projects such as sales centres, model suites and executive suites. We do a lot of international work and have completed projects all over the world.

What attracted you to this project? We have an established relationship with Zancor Homes, having designed some of their low rise developments including King’s Ridge in King City and Brooklin’s Forest in Brooklin, Ontario. This is Zancor’s premiere high rise, so we were really excited to be part of this project.

Who is this project designed for? Is there a typical purchaser? This project is intended for anyone from a young professional buying their first condo to an empty nester downsizing from a larger house. Units range from 600 to 1,200 square feet to accommodate the needs of different buyers. Richmond Hill is a culturally diverse neighbourhood, so the development was planned with this in mind. We wanted to be able to accommodate many different tastes, preferences and lifestyles.

What areas was Tomas Pearce responsible for designing? Tomas Pearce designed the sales office and model suite, as well as all common areas of the development, including the bar and lounge, fitness facilities, indoor swimming pool area, dog wash station and theatre. We also reviewed the layout of the suites and provided input on the exterior renderings of the building.

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What were the developer’s expectations for the design? Did they come to you with something in mind? Xpression was a collaborative effort from its inception. The team included the developer, the marketing team, the architectural team and us as the design consultants. The design team was included from the very beginning. The client was very open and let us push the creative envelope. We added several whimsical elements to the model suite, such as the line of white porcelain aliens on the shelf in the den, and the swing seat and split coffee table in the living room. We wanted people to smile when they walked though the suite.

How did you decide on a theme or concept for this project? This development doesn’t really have a theme, but we did work with the marketing team to


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establish signature elements. In order to appeal to a wide audience, we kept the colour scheme neutral and subdued. We also wanted the units to have a cosmopolitan “downtown” look. Richmond Hill feels increasingly urban, but many of the developments have a suburban appearance. The Xpression look is timeless modern with luxury elements.

How did you incorporate the location of the project into the design? Actually, in this case we did the opposite. Our goal was to bring a 416 vibe to 905.

Do you have a favourite design period?

Please describe some of this project’s unique features.

I appreciate most design styles and periods. Depending on the client or project, my team looks to the appropriate design influence for inspiration. We can do ultra traditional right through to ultra modern. We marry the client’s taste with our design knowledge for a unique look for each project.

Because this project is in Richmond Hill, we had the luxury of space that doesn’t exist downtown. One of the great features is the expansive, wrap-around balconies that many of the units have –that simply wouldn’t be possible in most areas of downtown Toronto. Another unique feature is how customizable the units are. The name of the development is Xpression, so we wanted to communicate the idea that buyers could express themselves through the design of the units. For example, instead of choosing one kitchen finish for the countertops, backsplash and cabinets, buyers can mix and match. This offers more design flexibility than most condominiums.

space into sales office and model suite that communicated luxury. We basically had to start from scratch.

What was the most challenging aspect of this project?

Do you have a particular approach to working with a client?

For the sales office and model suite, the client selected a location that had previously housed a fast food restaurant. Our challenge was to transform a fast food

We really focus on open communication when working with our clients. Our first meeting is an interview — they interview us and we interview them. We look for a

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Even though this clever use of space is not available to the mass market, we couldn’t resist sharing this with you. The Cocoon gently nestles fresh produce in the berth below while offering the opportunity to exercise your green thumb by planting fresh herbs on the upper deck. Be sure to visit this website for more ingenious designs.

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Fashion Statement The houndstooth pattern originated in the Scottish Lowlands. The design was woven into wool cloth and became a mainstay in men’s apparel for many years. Today, this classic knows no boundaries. Shown here as a striking backdrop to a modern, sleek interior, the Jackie-OH! wallcovering in Slate on Silver Mylar is from the Risky Business II Collection by York Wallcoverings. At $79.99 per single roll, it is also available in five other colour combinations. yorkwall.com

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Ivory on Adelaide - Plaza ........................................56 King Blue – Easton’s Group/Remington Group ........25 King West – Plaza ........................................54,56,74 Lago – Monarch/Biddington ....................Insert pg 19 Lick’s Homeburgers ................................................71 Liebherr................................................................100 Massey Tower - Mod ........................................29,74 Max Space Stone Works ........................................95 Montana Steele......................................................43 Murado International..............................................93 Musee – Plaza ......................................................53 Neighbourhoods of Oak Park – Ballantry Homes ....65 Noir – Menkes ........................................Insert 34/35 Norman Hill Realty ................................................42 OneSherway – Menkes ............................Insert 34/35 Opus – Concord Adex........................................14,15 Park Towers at IQ – Remington Group....................13 Pears On The Avenue – Menkes ..........Insert 34/35,75 Picasso – Monarch/Goldman Group ........Insert pg 19 Pinnacle Grand Park 2 – Pinnacle International ......46 PMA, Brethour Realty ............................................38 Porter & Charles ..................................................100 Qube Condos – First Avenue ..................................51 Rain - Empire Communities ....................................77 Raising The Roof ....................................................70 Randall Residences – Rosehaven ........................8,77 Renaissance, The – Ballantry Homes ......................77 Riverhouse – Lanterra Developments ................39,75 Sears........................................................................2 Showcase – Aragon..................................................4 Sky City – Pemberton Group ..................................22 Stanley ..................................................................57 Summer Palace – Catalia........................................31 Sun-Brite Drapery ..............................................72,95 Tower, The – Plaza........................................55,56,75 Trio at Atria – Tridel ................................................11 U Condominiums – Pemberton Group ....................75 Ventus at Metrogate – Tridel ..................................76

Vivid – Pemberton Group ......................................76 Waterscapes – Monarch ..........................Insert pg 19 Weber ....................................................................72 Westwood – Alterra................................................33 Windows on the Green – Vandyk............................67 Yamaha..................................................................99 Yonge & Rich – Great Gulf ......................................7 York Harbour Club - Plaza ......................................56 Yorkland – Monarch ..............................Insert pg 199 BUILDERS Alterra....................................................................33 Aragon ....................................................................4 Ballantry Homes ................................................65,77 Biddington ..............................................Insert pg 19 Catalia ..................................................................31 Concert ............................................................63,73 Concord Adex ..............................................14,15,74 Cresford ..............................................................3,49 Dundee Kilmer ....................................................9,73 Easton’s Group ......................................................25 Edenshaw Homes ..............................................61,74 Elad Canada......................................................37,76 Empire Communities ........................................17,77 First Avenue ..........................................................51 Goldman Group ......................................Insert pg 19 Great Gulf ................................................................7 Lanterra Developments..............................5,39,73,75 Menkes..........................................Insert 34/35,75,76 Mod..................................................................29,74 Monarch ..................................................Insert pg 19 Pemberton Group ....................................22,23,75,76 Pinnacle International ........................45,46,47,73,77 Plaza ............................................53,54,55,56,74,75 Remington Group..............................................13,25 Rosehaven ..........................................................8,77 Royalpark ..............................................................27 Tridel......................................................................11 Vandyk ..................................................................67

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