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54 recipes by corynn Fowler 58 viticulture meets vision by cara Williams 66 growing for community - heather goldsworthy 72 wellbeing 76 gardens and growing tips 84 arts | events 98 home feature by cara Williams

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ESCARPMENT | editor’s page ®

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Here we go—spring! Like most people I’m hoping (both sets of fingers and toes crossed, hoping) that Mother Nature sticks to the program. Watching the world in bloom once again is incredible—apple blossoms, daffodils and tulips, miraculously sprouting from beneath the grime and grit left behind after months of melt, freeze, repeat—amazing! Most of us can agree, that whatever our favourite season, a little sunshine on our faces makes us all feel a whole lot chirpier. Family hikes through the Loree, rock climbing up the penninsula in Lion’s Head, picnics in Thornbury Harbour,

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and mountain biking in, around and on top of our muddy Escarpment. So much mud! As Margaret Atwood wrote, "In spring, at the end of the day, you should

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With the balmier weather also comes farmers markets and, not unlike windows in homes everywhere, produce options open right up. I can’t wait to get my hands on the first fresh crops of local asparagus, fiddleheads, leeks, and the unique recipe ideas that arrive with the changing of the seasons. This issue is chocked full with cuisine, exploration, events and reasons to get outside and get moving this spring. Warmer days are here—go out and enjoy! |E|

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Lion s Head ’

Lion’s Head Provincial Park is an absolute marvel any time of year. Massive exposed bluffs, impeccable vibrant shoreline, ancient potholes and jaw-dropping views

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growing for community by community the cat is out of the bag - the Bruce Peninsula is an incredible destination. This particular cat is so far out of the bag, that there’s no way to entice it back in. Visitors to Bruce Peninsula National Park in Tobermory for instance, have exploded from 224,000 in 2010/11 to 413,000 in 2016/17. That’s a whopping 84% growth in just 6 years! The bulk of these visits occur during the peak of summer – July and August. But there’s plenty to see and do in the Bruce during the spring too, all without the summertime concerns of overcrowded destinations and traffic slow downs on Highway 6. Instead, why not consider a trip off the highway down County Road 9 to Lion’s Head Provincial Park, in the quieter, yet equally beautiful shoulder season? Lion’s Head Provincial Park is an absolute marvel any time of year. Massive exposed bluffs thrust their way out over the impeccable vibrant shoreline, ancient potholes formed by glacial erosion can be found along the trail and speaking of trail; the Bruce Trail runs for a gorgeous 12 km through the park, not counting the myriad side trails. While the entire 12 km is well worth the hike, the most jaw-dropping views are found just a few km in from the McCurdy Drive parking lot. Follow either the main Bruce Trail or the shorter, less scenic Moore Street side trail into the park proper. Whichever route you take you’ll soon find yourself gazing out over some of the most spectacular views Georgian Bay has to offer. The Niagara Escarpment is at its majestic, stony best here. Sheer exposed cliff faces tower over the shore line while ancient white cedars cling precariously by their gnarled roots to the limestone and laugh in the face of gravity. All this while the water below displays an incredible range of hues from dazzling aquamarine to deep, inky indigo. * s p r i n g 2018

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feature As you make your way along the trail atop the escarpment you are presented with successive jaw-dropping views. All are made of similar components - cliffs, trees, and water but each has its own nuance and tells its own story.

As you make your way along the trail atop the escarpment you are presented with successive jaw-dropping views. All are made of similar components - cliffs, trees, and water - but each has its own nuance and tells its own story. Here a scene of a long dead cedar too stubborn to let go of the rock, there a perfectly framed view through a natural archway to a stony island 200 feet below. You may feel compelled to cut as quick a trail as possible to the famed Lion’s Head Lookout, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice. Take some time at each of the ledges, and on the trail itself, to soak in your surroundings.

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it’s not unheard of to see climbers here in the spring as soon as the snow melts.

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You might think that world class hiking and scenery

hiking in, decked out in ropes and carabiners. You

are all that’s on offer at Lion’s Head Provincial Park,

may even spot them ascending the cliffs – while not

but you would be mistaken. All those towering

a traditional spectator sport it’s well worth spending

limestone cliffs lend themselves to another sort of

a few minutes watching these brave souls pursuing

activity entirely; rock-climbing. If you are a climber

their passion. Climbers, like other tourists, tend to

you already know all about Lion’s Head and its

concentrate their activity here in the summer

many climbing routes. If you’re not, don’t be

months, but it’s not unheard of to see climbers here

surprised to see small groups of adventurous folk

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if you have time for just one hike this spring before tourist season kicks off it’s hard to imagine a more scenic one than this.

Lion’s Head Provincial Park and the Bruce Trail

The trail from McCurdy Drive in to the Lion’s Head

For the more ambitious there are signs all along

Lookout is by no means the only worthwhile hike in

the route which list extended loops and side trails

running through it are but two of a near infinite num-

and around Lion’s Head, but if you have time for just

well worth exploring—of note are the Lion’s Head

ber of natural attractions along the Bruce Peninsula.

one hike this spring before tourist season kicks off

Pot Hole and Giant’s Cauldron side trail.

The heavy volume of traffic in the summer puts a

it’s hard to imagine a more scenic one than this. A

Whether you’re an avid hiker or a casual day

major strain on these delicate areas. Planning your

round trip on the shortest route is just about 5km,

trekker in pursuit of a stunning selfie be sure to dress

trip for the off season and visiting less traveled des-

which sounds rather brief, but much of your time on

according to the weather conditions and be partic-

tinations is a great way to ensure the Peninsula re-

the trail will be spent taking in the surroundings and

ularly cautious around the bluffs on rainy or windy

mains healthy and beautiful. Remember, the

saying goodbye to the winter blues.

days.

destination is spectacular, but so too is the journey – take your time and enjoy the spring. |E|

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PHOTOS . CLAY DOLAN

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meet blue s New owner ’

Alterra Mountain Co The name Alterra is a fusion of the words altitude and terrain/terra, paying homage to the mountains and communities that form the backbone of the company. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real-estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses and has an investment plan totaling more than half a billion dollars US. Over $130 million is allocated to be spent before winter 2018/2019.

late in 2017 it was announced that Alterra Mountain Company, a

mega ski corporation that has been buying up resorts and rewriting the

newly established, four-season resort destination group based in Denver,

rules with the introduction of multi-resort seasons passes like the Epic Pass—

Colorado, had purchased Blue Mountain Resort. Since then there has been

Alterra is changing the landscape of the adventure travel industry, with a

a lot of speculation, chatter and intrigue.

five-year strategy for $555 million US in improvements as well as its own

Understandable, as this small town, locally run resort has had only two owners since its inception in the 1940s. Similar to Vail Resorts—the other

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meet the cousins Winter Park, Steamboat, Mammoth, June Mountain, Squaw-Alpine, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Snowshoe, Mont Tremblant, Deer Valley, Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) heli-skiing, and Blue Mountain.

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Each of the 12 Alterra destinations has their own distinguishing vibe, yet the one constant that binds them together is mountain culture.

Alterra Mountain Co was created when affiliates of KSL Capital Partners (owners of Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows) and Henry Crown and Company (owners of Aspen Skiing Co.) purchased Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts, and Deer Valley Resort in 2017. Today, Alterra owns a total of 12 ski destinations in 5 states and 3 provinces, including Winter Park, Steamboat, Mammoth, June Mountain, Squaw-Alpine, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Snowshoe, Mont Tremblant, Deer Valley, Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) heli-skiing, and now Blue Mountain. Blue Mountain has also initiated upgrades and new revenue generating attractions: “This winter we introduced skating, for skiing and non-ski guests, which was very successful, as well as moving the terrain park and retiring the Badlands Lift, to open up Calamity,” explains Blue Mountain Resort President and COO Dan Skelton. “We’re investing in equipment such as groomers and snow making. The amount of capital that has been devoted to Blue Mountain is also focused on the expansion of our fourseason attractions. This season we’re looking at a number of spring and summer concepts, many of which appeal to families with young children. We are still fundamentally a ski resort, but the four season attractions have had a huge impact on our lodging and our ability to employ more people full time with benefits, and has taken some of the seasonal fluctuations out of the business.” Dan points out that Alterra is very focused on preserving the unique identity of its destinations, while working with the existing management group. Of course now, Dan’s team will have more resources at their disposal. “We’re working along the same lines that we’ve always worked,” explains Dan. “Our main business pillars are; spring/fall conference; winter ski; and summer attractions. We’re looking forward to growing all three of those pillars.” Alterra isn’t shy on setting the record straight about the importance of safeguarding each resort’s unique culture. The company is also vocal on allowing its properties to essentially run autonomously; “A core value of Alterra Mountain Company is the commitment to keeping the character and traditions of each destination intact,” explains Alterra PR Director Kristin Rust. “At each destination, Alterra Mountain Company leaders are empowered to be decisive, creative and bold in order to retain each mountain’s authentic character.” *

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Within the Alterra group, we are a resort that punches above our weight. We have a little more experience in four-season tourism than the average resort. ~ DAN SKELTON

MONTERRA GOLF . PHOTO . BLUE MOUNTAIN

With new ownership also comes a degree of we’re-in-this-togetherness. Each of the 12 Alterra destinations has their own distinguishing vibe, yet the one constant that binds them together is mountain culture. For Blue’s management, the Alterra connection means there is more opportunity to share the load in terms of problem solving and day-to-day operations support. Each of the properties is encouraged to work together, migrating best practices. “There’s a lot of energy around collaboration and trying to make the whole stronger than the parts,” notes Dan. “Within the Alterra group, we are a resort that punches above our weight. We have a little more experience in four-season tourism than the average resort. We certainly manage more conferences and lodging than the average resort. In terms of our complexity, and our seasonality, we’re where a lot of mountain resorts would like to be. Alterra relies on each resort to be centres of excellence and every resort in the group has some great strengths and Alterra is all about leveraging those strengths. One of our strengths is our three business pillars that reach into all four seasons.” Earlier this spring Alterra announced its multi-destination Ikon Pass, which will feature savings and lift-tickets at its resort partners, as well as SkiBig3 Alberta, Revelstoke and Sugarbush, for a total of 26 destinations and over 63,000 skiable acres of unique terrain at 26 premier mountain destinations across North America. “Our vision at Alterra Mountain Company is to protect and enhance what makes each destination special, inviting guests back to their favourite mountain, and enticing them to visit new destinations on their bucket list,” said David Perry, President and COO, Alterra Mountain Company. “With destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure.” *

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TREMBLANT

STEAMBOAT

MAMMOTH

PHOTOS . ALTERRA MOUNTAIN CO

SQUAW VALLEY

we’re where a lot of mountain resorts would like to be. ~ DAN SKELTON

PHOTO . CLAY DOLAN

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We have highly evolved concepts and a clear direction of where we want to go. ~ DAN SKELTON With a history as storied as Blue’s, Dan explains Alterra is aware of the specific cultural, economic and social challenges that come with big projects in remote resort communities. “When the Weider famPHOTOS . BLUE MOUNTAIN

ily sold half of the resort to Intrawest, it was the kind of expertise and financial resource that was required to build the village and to realize Jozo’s [Weider] original vision of a pedestrian village at the bottom of the mountain. That put us in a very unique position in Ontario, as a ski destination. We’ve been building on that—a ski destination with a big lodging base, developing a conference business and a summer attractions business. We have highly evolved concepts and a clear direction of where we want to go. Every time we’ve grown, we have demonstrated success.” |E|

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community event

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Great Journey - a celebration of something more than cycling: it’s about the journey itself, camaraderie and showcasing the best the region has to offer.

with its trendy boutiques housed in well cared for historical buildings, the quaint village of Creemore is a charming, almost hidden community of residential streets lined with gothic homes and surrounded by picturesque rolling hills. The settlement began in 1842 and by the turn of the century had become a thriving village with a vibrant business community. Creemore Springs Brewery, in partnership with MultiSport Canada, is excited to host their 3rd annual vintage cycling event, Turas Mór, on Saturday, May 26th in Creemore and the surrounding countryside of Clearview and Mulmur Townships. Turas Mór means Great Journey in Gaelic, which is in keeping with the heritage of Creemore, also a Gaelic word Cree Mohr that means Big Heart. Inspired by the grand vintage rides of Europe, Turas Mór is a celebration of something more than cycling: it’s about the journey itself, camaraderie and showcasing the best the region has to offer. In keeping with the inspiration of the event, a Vintage Festival is held during the day in the village of Creemore and riders are offered a chance to ride a classic bike, dress up in retro garb and get out and ride the serene country roads. Prizes are awarded for best costume and best heroic ride. Prizes are also awarded for crossing the finish line… last.

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“Our goal is to create a memorable journey,” says Steph McLarty from Creemore Springs. “From classic bikes to bagpipes, from the rolling hills to classic climbs, from rest stops featuring local food and drink to the bond you create with your fellow rider, we want folks to experience things unique to Creemore, capturing the true spirit of the region.” The non-competitive Turas Mór features two routes: a 61km challenging journey or a 23km more leisurely route, both on gravel and non-gravel roads. Each route offers a rest stop or two: the shorter ride stops at Giffen’s Country Market – a local apple orchard featuring house-made, fresh apple cider and some of the best butter tarts around. The longer ride has cyclists stopping at the Terra Nova Public House and The New—both charming locations serving up local delicacies made up of power smoothies, charcuterie, those butter tarts & more. The day finishes on the main street of Creemore in front of the Creemore Springs Brewery. Riders can share stories, enjoy a rewarding pint of Creemore and eat a hearty lunch while listening to live music by Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party. Creemore Springs Turas Mór definitely has all the ingredients for an unforgettable day. |E|

For more details and to register visit creemorespringsturasmor.com

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lone wolf

Billy Bishop Home & Museum — a must-see historical destination.

owen sound is the birthplace and early childhood home of Canadian flying ace, Air Marshal William Avery “Billy”

Bishop c. August 1917, in the cockpit of his Nieuport 17, France

Bishop VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED. Credited with 72 victories for his flying heroics during the First World War, Bishop was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917, cementing his place in Canadian history. Designated as a National Historic Site in 2002, the Billy Bishop Home & Museum is open year round for tourists and visitors while providing educational opportunities for children and youth through special programs, tours and outreach. Located in the heart of Owen Sound, the museum is not only a tribute to the hometown hero but also a must-see historical destination. From Billy’s early days growing up in Owen Sound to his later years as a military hero, the Billy Bishop

After retiring from the military Bishop remained active in the aviation

exhibit provides a complete overview of

world, predicting the phenomenal growth of commercial aviation postwar.

Bishop's life and legacy along with fascinating

His efforts to bring some organization to the emerging field led to the

photographs and artifacts including school books,

formation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in

Billy’s first model airplane, as well as Billy’s personal

Montreal. He wrote a book entitled Winged Peace, advocating

desk that he had commissioned for his home office.

international control of global air power, which was perhaps one of

The Victoria Cross is given in recognition of most

Bishop’s greatest contributions post war, developing the aerial

exceptional bravery displayed in the presence of the enemy

highways, which we benefit from to this day.

and was presented to William Avery "Billy"

Throughout the year the Museum holds fundraising events

Bishop after his dawn attack on a German

with proceeds going towards upgrading exhibits,

aerodrome on June 2, 1917. The Billy

supporting education programs, providing outreach

Bishop Heritage commissioned

opportunities for adults and seniors and present

Robert Bradford to captured Billy's early morning

Veteran programs which honour those who

encounter in a commemorative

served and continue to serve.

aviation painting, which he

Bishop's decorations include the Victoria Cross,

titled 'Dawn Attack'. You can

Distinguished Service Order & Bar, Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, légion d'honneur

view this painting during

and the Croix de Guerre with palm. He was made a

certain occasions at the

Companion of the Order of the Bath in the King's

Museum. Numbered lithographs and prints of 'Dawn Attack' are available in the Museum gift shop.

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Billy Bishop Home & Museum Open Year Round

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on a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning, June 24, 2017, the colours of the rainbow brightened

Kincardine’s Connaught Park for the start of the first-ever Pride Parade in all of Bruce, Grey, and Huron Counties. The feelings of excitement and anticipation among the crowd were unmistakable! Leading up to this event, there was an overwhelming outpouring of support from area businesses, organizations, Municipal officials, sponsors, and media. From decorated storefronts to the first raising of the Rainbow Flag in the Municipality of Kincardine, preparations for this celebration of LGBTQ diversity were seen throughout the town. Attendance exceeded all expectations, as hundreds of residents and visitors of all ages came together to witness and participate in this family-friendly event. Many expressed exhuberant disbelief that it was actually happening here, in their hometown. Decorated vehicles and signs created an exhilarating mosaic of colour, made even more impressive by the beautiful backdrop of Lake Huron, as the parade made its way from Connaught Park to Queen Street. Crowds of onlookers applauded and cheered while waving Rainbow flags and banners and wearing Pride colours. The parade ended at Victoria Park and was followed by a festive social that included music, dance, refreshments, as well as plenty of hugs, laughter, and good cheer.

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kincardine - A community that

celebrates inclusiveness, diversity and love for all people. Diversity is what makes our country strong,

Pride Month will continue to be recognized across Ontario in June. Extend your stay and relax on our

no matter where we live. Love is love.

sandy beaches, dine at our restaurants, visit our local shops, explore our trails and heritage, and walk with our renowned Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band Parade on Saturday evenings. Whatever your pleasure, we look forward to welcoming you. |E|

everyone in Kincardine is free to be who they are, and show their pride.

Kincardine Pride invites all LGBTQ friends and supporters to join us, as participants or spectators, for the 2nd Annual Pride Parade and Celebration on Saturday June 23, starting at 11:00 a.m. s p r i n g 2018

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Deconstructed Arugula Pesto Pasta RECIPE & PHOTOS . CORYNN FOWLER

SPICY, FRESH, PEPPERY ARUGULA IS ONE OF THE HALLMARK FIRST GREENS OF SPRING TO APPEAR IN MARKETS. IT’S VERSATILITY MAKES IT THE PERFECT GREEN FOR A REFRESHING SALAD WITH LEMON JUICE AND PARMESAN, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME BEING HARDY AND FLAVOURFUL ENOUGH TO STAND UP IN A COOKED DISH LIKE THIS SIMPLE SPRING PASTA. IT’S QUICK AND EASY TO MAKE A DELICIOUS ARUGULA PESTO, BUT IF LONGER DAYLIGHT HOURS NOW MEAN SPENDING MORE TIME ON THE HIKING TRAILS THAN IN YOUR KITCHEN, CREATE A DECONSTRUCTED VERSION OF PESTO PASTA BY TOSSING ALL THE FRESH INGREDIENTS TOGETHER IN A POT TO CREATE THIS BEAUTIFUL AND FLAVOURFUL DISH.

what you need... - 1 Package of Linguini - 2-3 Cups fresh arugula - 4 Tbsp olive oil - 1 Lemon zested - 4 Cloves of garlic - ½ Cup pine nuts - ¼ Cup grated parmesan - Salt and Pepper to taste

what you do...

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Quinoa Burgers with Arugula and Feta

PEPPERY SPRING ARUGULA AND FRESH HERBS COMBINE PERFECTLY TO CREATE A LIGHTLY FRIED QUINOA BURGER FILLED WITH SOFT AND SALTY CHUNKS OF FETA CHEESE. THESE BURGERS ARE BEST ENJOYED AS A LIGHT MEAL ON TOP OF A CHOPPED FRESH GARDEN SALAD FILLED WITH FRESH HERBS, AND SERVED WITH A DRIZZLE OF OLIVE OIL, LEMON JUICE, OR TAHINI ON TOP

what you d0...

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everything is well mixed. 4. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil or another cooking oil in a cast iron pan. Make a palm sized ball of the quinoa mix and drop it into the frying pan. Press it flat into a pancake about 1 inch thick using a spatula. Allow the burgers to fry 30 30tthh yyeeaarr

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within the rolling hills above the

quaint hamlet of Redwing sits The Roost vineyard and winery. Gorgeous in its simplicity, The Roost presents breathtaking views over the Escarpment and beyond to Georgian Bay. Following their quiet opening in August 2017, The Roost has already solidified itself as a destination for thirsty tourists and wine enthusiasts in Grey County. For owners/winemakers Michael and Jessica Maish, this is the

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Shortly after hatching this new plan, the couple welcomed the birth of their son. “It was a lot to take on at once,” notes Michael. “But we were confident in our vision to create a place where people could come, enjoy good wine and take in the amazing view.” The pair buckled down, studying Enology and Viticulture at Washington State University, and learned a lot through trial and error. Today the winery is thriving and people are talking. “The reception has been amazing and we have dedicated regulars who we saw every weekend last summer,” says Jessica. “We’re looking forward to meeting new wine lovers this spring.” Grey County is quickly becoming recognized as a bona fide wine tourism destination. Joining established Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery and Georgian Hills Vineyards, The Roost is in good company, producing cold climate, small batch wine made primarily with hand-planted, handpicked Grey County grapes. Michael and Jessica run every aspect of the winery, from the tending of the vines, which were planted in 2013 and 2014, to making the wine. *

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popular vintages have a tendency to sell out, so be sure to stock up while you can! Visitors to The Roost can sample six wines; three whites; two reds and a rosé, purchased by the glass or in flights of four. From the flagship Marquette, which has notes of tart cherries, red currants and black pepper, to the dry and elegant white L'Acadie, there is a wine for every palate. Two Wrongs Make A White is a unique blend of Riesling and the winery's third white, Frontenac Blanc (which on its own, is the perfect aromatic sipper). Barn Red and The Roost Rosé round out the selections. While at the winery, treat yourself to a specialty cheese plate and charcuterie board which compliment the tastings. Bottles are available for purchase, but because this boutique winery produces small batches,

Dating back to 1871, the bones of the barn lend to the rustic feel of The

popular vintages have a tendency to sell out, so be sure to stock up while

Roost. New this year, The Roost is available for private celebrations and

you can! The tasting room and production cellar are housed in a stunning converted barn, which originated from a farm nearly 140 km away. A painstaking

The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm-6pm, beginning on May 2. |E|

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bringing friends and family together in a beautiful setting, allowing them to dream away an afternoon - accompanied by a glass of wine, of course."

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growing for

Roy’L Acres Farm

One of the factors fueling the local food movement is the desire for connection – to our food sources, the people growing our food, and to each other.

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community by community WORDS & PHOTOS HEATHER GOLDSWORTHY

spring is a time of renewal and growth. As the sun peaks its head out and warm winds envelope us, our thoughts turn to planning gardens and thinking ahead to the bounty of summer. We daydream about that first salad of tender greens, the impossibly sweet and

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satisfying burst of a cherry tomato plucked straight from the garden still warm from the afternoon sun, and of eating alfresco with dishes laden with fresh ingredients from the farmers’ market. For the past few decades, as our understanding of how food impacts our health, and the economic and environmental benefits of strong, local food systems has evolved, many of us are looking for opportunities to eat more mindfully and healthfully. One of the other factors fueling the local food movement is the desire for connection—to our food sources, the people growing our food, and to each other. We are fortunate to live in an area where we simply need to look around us to find inspiration on ways to do that. Community gardens are becoming more prevalent throughout the area, and beyond the therapeutic benefit of having a small plot in which to get your hands dirty, the shared garden spaces offer opportunities to meet other community members, learn from each other and share your bounties. Some gardens are delivering surplus produce to local shelters and food banks thereby reducing waste and supporting others in the community. *

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Neighbours are coming together to share growing spaces amongst a few families, front lawns are being replaced by raised garden beds and backyard chickens and beehives are gaining popularity. For newbies and seasoned home gardeners alike, the Community Seed Library at the Collingwood Library allows community members access to organic, heirloom seeds as well as educational materials and workshops to get them started. While the increased access to healthy food is a clear incentive the social benefits are of equal importance with folks using food gardens as an opportunity to come together with their neighbors to grow, share, cook and eat together. Many of our schools now have gardens or greenhouses providing students with fresh ingredients while engaging the students in learning about how food grows and inspiring healthy choices. The innovative use of soilless aeroponic tower gardens in schools, workplaces and community centres has opened the door for year-round growing and the greening of indoor spaces with nourishing plants. Walking down the streets of Collingwood you will see creative use of paved spaces with raised-bed food gardens on sidewalks and a pop-up garden of Caja growing containers temporarily occupying a vacant lot slated for future development. These gardens are shared by and tended to by community members with the idea that anyone can stop by and try some of the food with the hope of sparking conversation and ideas on how to include more local food in our communities. *

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BUT WHERE DOES IT CHARGE?

A few chefs in the area are growing their own herbs and sprouts right at the restaurants and others bring in fresh veggies and herbs from off-site plots. In response to the demand, farms like Roy’L Acres are working directly with chefs and planting customized gardens suited for their menus.

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growing for community by community

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community

If you’re like me and have no green thumb, supporting local farmers and producers has never been easier. We are fortunate in this area to have an abundance of farm gate markets stocked with fresh ingredients and every town now has a weekly farmers’ market overflowing with local fare. A few of our local farms offer CSA’s (Community Shared Agriculture)– weekly shares of the farm’s crop paid for at the beginning of the season

Kombucha, a fermented black tea beverage touted for its probiotic benefits, is steadily gaining popularity and a new locally-brewed brand is in the works. The soft-launched Collingwood Kombucha Company is currently available at the Farm to Table Market at 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood.

providing farmers with the upfront capital they need for the growing season. Membership not only provides the benefit of fresh, healthy food but the chance to connect directly with the farmer so you know exactly how your food is grown. The beauty is that many of the farms that offer CSA’s are at our

local farmers’ markets so you have the

The more connected we are to our food sources the more empow-

chance to talk to them about their farm-

ered we become. Local organizations and community groups are

ing techniques, try their produce and

looking to food-based programing as an opportunity for reducing

find the CSA that is right for you. A com-

social isolation, creating employment opportunities and addressing

plete directory of CSA’s in Ontario

food insecurity. Huronia Transition Homes in Midland recently

along with some helpful tips about how

launched Operation Grow, a vertical farming facility, which assists

to choose the CSA program that is right

the women the shelter supports by providing paid work, skills de-

for you can be found at csafarms.ca.

velopment and improved access to healthy food. The produce is

It’s not just the farmer and consumer who are building relationships. We are

One of the things that makes this region quite special is the num-

spoiled by the number of world-class

ber and variety of opportunities for all of us to become involved in

restaurants in our area with passionate

the local food community. From farmers markets, CSAs and com-

chefs and restaurateurs committed to

munity gardens to batch cooking sessions and community

including locally sourced food on

longtable dinners, the old adage that food brings people together

their menus. A few chefs in the area are growing their own herbs and sprouts right at the restaurants and others bring in fresh veggies and herbs from off-site plots. In response to the demand, farms like Roy’L Acres are working directly with chefs and planting customized gardens suited for their menus. This inventive approach allows chefs to come visit the farm and be involved with the process while also supporting numerous growers in the region.

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Heather Goldsworthy is a freelance photographer based in Georgian Bay. Her work explores our food + beverage culture. Imageobscura.com

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Food Confusion? "What should I eat? Paleo? Keto? Gluten-free? What about lectins; they re bad, right?" ’

These are questions I get asked on a regular basis.

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DR. SHELBY WORTS, ND SHELBYWORTS.COM

great that people are now paying more attention to what they eat, however the pendulum seems to have swung from not caring enough... to getting lost in the details of too much information. With more options comes more confusion; we’ve reached a point where people have become afraid to eat. This isn’t good. Let’s take it back to simple (not to be confused with ‘convenience’). I would like to see less focus on the minutia of nutrition, and more emphasis on the basics of eating real food. And I'm not alone. As well-known author, journalist, & activist Michael Pollan says... “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”...or as I like to say, 'eat more food without ingredient labels'. It really can be this simple. Vegetables, fruits, chicken breast, fish filets, steak, eggs, raw nuts & seeds; these are what I mean by food without labels. Did you know vegetables have a vast nutrient profile, yet here in North America we aren’t eating nearly enough to truly reap their benefits? Consider what's on your plate at dinner tonight - are vegetables the feature or the accompaniment? (And by the way, corn is a grain not a vegetable!)

"Where do I start?"

Tips

lunch & dinner • place fewer ingredient labels in your shopping cart • try 1 new vegetable each week; find recipes online (so many at your fingertips!) • pack your lunch for tomorrow after dinner today • prep a couple meals for the week on Sunday (or your day off); eg. pot of chili/soup/curry

• the tastiest veggies come from your local farmer; make the Farmers' Market part of your weekly routine, and

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• quickly add more greens to your meal by putting 1-2 handfuls pre-washed baby spinach or kale in your seek out local family markets.

• a focus on perfection can cause paralysis, so recognize new habits take time. Ease into making changes by plate/bowl before serving the meal (eg. curry, stew, eggs, chili, soup, etc.)

choosing 1 of the above suggestions and do it regularly until it’s habit (at least 2 weeks)… before taking on another. And please don't strive for perfection!

There are many unique situations that are going to effect the ease of these suggestions, such as having kids with busy schedules, long commutes for work, caring for elderly parents, etc. And let's be honest, decades of habits can be an obstacle too. I spend time helping patients find ways to make better food choices work with their circumstances. If you need support, ask a qualified healthcare provider for help.|E|

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THERE

medicinal Marijuana

an alternative treatment

is no denying that pharmaceuticals have been lifesaving for so many people and sometimes, after proper lifestyle medications have failed, a pill fits the bill. However, when the pill doesn’t work, the side effects are too great or the individual isn’t interested in a pharmaceutical agent…the world of medicine has traditionally fallen short. As a Nurse Practitioner, my intention is to help people increase their quality of life as effectively as possible and to me, falling short is not an option. When pharma doesn’t cut it, we need to look outside the box. Nursing has taught me to be open to several ‘ways of knowing’. Aside from the controlled trials, published studies and clinical guidelines, I let the patient help me understand what they need. What I have heard from an overwhelming majority of patients is the following: “Is there something natural I can take for this?” There has been a significant cultural shift over the past years towards wanting natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals. With the opioid crisis upon us and the population getting sicker, the world of Western Medicine is undergoing transformative expansion to include more ‘natural’ alternatives as bonafide treatment options for certain conditions. In comes Cannabis, as our topic of discussion.

Using Plants as Medicine... Cannabis dates back thousands of years as a plant used for its medicinal properties. It is reported to have been found in burial sites amongst noble Asian leaders buried at 2000 B.C. Over time, this useful plant was engineered to carry on different purposes. In the 1700s the plant was modified to be used as an industrial crop to be used in fabrics, rope etc. This new plant was named Hemp and was a distinct plant from its sister plant, Marijuana, who remained an herbal medicine powerhouse for pain, nausea, sedation, anxiety and much more. In the early 1900s, Marijuana and her brother Hemp were deemed an illegal substance in the U.S. due to Marijuana’s popularity as a recreational substance in unemployed Mexican immigrants. So sadly, this amazing, multipurpose medication was canned globally for a century, due to racism and politics. Thankfully, our wise Canadian ways led us to legalizing medical Cannabis in 2001 and we have been well on our way with research and testing of this remarkable plant.

Cannabis—The Magic Ingredients... In a Cannabis plant there are several active ‘ingredients’ that we know have medicinal properties: 1) CBD- Cannabidiol 2) CBN- Canabinol 3) THC- Tetrahydrocannabinol 4) THCA- Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid 5) Other- Terpenes, Terpenoids, Flavonoids and 400 compounds we are still researching! As one would imagine, these ingredients come together to build the perfect cake. They influence each other in a complete symphony resulting in the desired therapeutic effect. Like baking a cake, each ingredient has a different role to play, but the star ingredients in the medicinal world are CBD and THC.

THC — If you were a typical teenager, you have likely imbibed in a toke or two of a marijuana cigarette. As you may remember, the ‘high’ feeling you get when consuming Cannabis is directly from the THC in the plant. THC has an astounding list of medicinal claims including pain control, muscle relaxation, anti-nausea, appetite stimulant, sleep agent, etc. It has been isolated and reproduced into a few pharmaceutical agents (e.g. Nabilone). CBD on the other hand has no psychedelic side effects. Its medicinal claims are just as significant that include anti-inflammatory properties, decreasing psychoactivity of THC, sedating and relaxing effects. It is also being researched as a seizure treatment as well as a drug addiction treatment.

The Entourage Effect... Much research concludes that without all the ingredients working together, the strength of the medicine is limited. In my practice, I hear that story from patients who have tried Nabilone in the past. They found that it simply did not meet their needs as compared to whole plant therapy that includes CBD, THC, CBN and the gang of other active compounds.

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CBD from your local pot shop versus medical grade Cannabis source... You might be wondering why you should be seeking a prescription for Medical Cannabis when you can buy CBD oil from the local head shop. Let me explain. As I mentioned already, we need the whole gang to take care of what ails you. Isolating a molecule on it’s own is not the most effective treatment and you miss many of the benefits from the remainder of the plant. Products marketed as CBD oil from these shops are created with hemp stalks and not from Cannabis. This leads to contaminants from the crazy amounts of hemp needed to get CBD into the oil. These products are not regulated or tested but I would imagine there are very high levels of pesticides found in these oils; potentially causing more harm than good. Importantly, CBD is a controlled drug and these oils/creams are actually being illegally produced.

Getting a Prescription for Cannabis Treatment... Only Nurse Practitioners and Medical Doctors are able to provide you with a prescription for Medical Cannabis. If you have any of the following conditions, please ask your Doctor or NP to assess whether you would be the right candidate for this treatment. In my opinion, you have the right to an assessment to be evaluated for this as a treatment option. If your family doctor does not feel comfortable, there are many public and private options for assessments near you. Authorized producers in Canada use only tested and licensed growers, producers and distributors who are rigorously evaluated for safety, efficacy and authenticity.

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Blming tips Caring For Cut Flowers...

BY KODIE ORR

1. Cut the stems under water to avoid letting air into the delicate plant cells. Using a knife, cut the stem on an angle. This will open the veins and allow more water to be taken up. Scissors can seal off the stem by pushing the outside of the stem toward the middle. 2. Immediately place the cut flowers in a clean vase filled with warm water. Remove all the leaves that are below the water line; they will quickly rot and pollute the water. 3. Keep the vase in a cool spot for the first hour or two while the flowers recover from shock. Then display the arrangement away from cool or warm drafts and fruit (apples, for instance, emit ethylene gas — a hormone that promotes aging in flowers). 4. Change the water in the vase daily to keep it fresh.

they have finished blooming... what now? Even though your Spring blooms begin to look sad and messy, resist the urge to cut back all of the plant growing above ground. While it may not look so attractive now, the green part of the leaves and stalk are doing something useful for the bulb below ground. Photosynthesis occurs in the leaves of plants and in the case of bulbs, like tulips, the energy created is stored in the bulb. The bulb uses this energy to reproduce and to prepare to flower again the following year. After the blooms on your tulips have faded trim off the stalk and wait for the leaves to die back naturally. If the browning leaves bother you, you can always cut back any of the brown parts-- making sure to leave plenty of the still living and green part of the leaves. When the leaves and stalk which held the flower have browned completely you can safely cut it off at the soil level and discard the dead growth. Prune spring-flowering shrubs, such as lilacs, and large-flower climbing roses immediately after the blooms fade. Deadheading -- removing spent and faded flowers -- is a good If you need help with garden practice for perennials and planning, planting or maintenance, annuals— it encourages more Kodie Orr Gardening is your ‘go to’. blooms, stronger leaves and roots. kodieorr@gmail.com Revitalize your soil with organic material like compost or manure. |E|

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simple

growing tips BY RHONDA GREEN

for the beginner...

Q. What garden plant choices would you recommend for an inexperienced gardener? A. Hydrangea—there are many sizes, colours and shapes to choose from. Also, Hosta and Boxwood Q. What are your favourite 3 choices of perennials for a shady setting? A. Flowering Kousa (Dogwood) tree, Climbing Hydrangea, White Bleeding Heart Q. What are the newest trends in container plantings? A. Veggies in containers are really popular. Also, growers are preferring planters that are green and lush (with no deadheading) as well as brightly coloured tropicals that thrive in the sun. (Think Succulents)

Q. Which drought tolerant plants are your favourites? A. My three favourites are White Scaevola, Mandevilla and Echeveria (Succulents) Q. Grasses are trendy but can be invasive in a garden setting, which ones should be avoided? A. Never, ever plant ribbon grass!

Remember..

water water water

• Even though a plant is low maintenance or drought tolerant, that is only after the plant is well established....please water. • If shade is caused by mature trees, give understory plantings extra water and fertilizer. • You’ve taken the time to choose the plants, take the time to properly prep new beds with good soil. And again, water.|E|

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Beautiful, long-lasting landscapes, water features and pools for fine homes.

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in praise of

succulents

a distinctive type of plant. succulents come in a wide variety of types, shapes and colours and look slightly Sci-fi, particulary their leaves. which are usually thicker than other plants, and even feel a bit like rubber. They also tend to

more than just a pretty face... t They’re low maintenance, require less watering and little to no pruning. t Ideal for indoor or outdoor settings - they’re a ‘lazy gardener’s’ dream.

t They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours. This includes very tiny plants in small pots which can easily find a home on a desk. t They attract fewer pests. Many times plants bring about pests because of the constant need for watering. When you don’t have to water the plants as much, such as with succulents, the risk of pests reduces dramatically. The thick, waxy leaves are also more difficult for pests to penetrate and feed through. t Planting possibilities using succulents are endless. Their different colours, textures and habits make the most interesting containers and troughs. Succulents also make beautiful rock garden plants. With a wide variety of bloom times there is always

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we’re in the garden

Succulents originated from dry, arid places such as deserts and areas that have long dry seasons — where plants have evolved ways of effectively and efficiently storing and using water.

At some point during a hot spring or summer, most succulents will need some sun protection. Varieties that are solid green, pale, or variegated are most in danger of sun burn. plants that are red, gray, blue, or covered densely with spines can tolerate more sun. |E|

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Events the blue mountains Public Library April-May 2 - Marg Harrison Quilts - One of a kind, quilted treasures.

artisan market Sunday April 15 - 1-5 - At The Cheese Gallery, Thornbury

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Collingwood Public Library April - Magic of Children in the Arts May - Kallie Garcia, mixed media, Art Walk & Bridge Gallery June collingwood.ca/library

Designer New & Nearly New clothing sale May 12 - Special, barely worn, nearly new pieces for Women & Men, to support the Events For Life Centre Inc. Thornbury Arena - 9:30 - 4. Accepting clothing, jewellery, purses, shoes, scarves etc. until May 10.

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ESCARPMENT® HOME |

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WORDS . SHARON ALLAN

WHO among us doesn’t love spring? It’s practically impossible. More day light; ditching

boots and mitts; not having to clear that white stuff and then there are the flowers. The diversity is amazing and combined with the purity and vividness of the colours it makes nature’s spectacle so worth waiting for.

Every décor style and room is that much better with fresh florals. If ultraviolet is the colour of the year then a pot of hyacinthe or vase of allium is right on trend without a major commitment. I like using branches of just blooming apple blossoms in a large vase. Who can resist the very tactile pussy willow? Want to punch colour? How pure is the cadmium yellow in daffodils and forsythia? As Meryl Streep drolls sarcastically in the movie the Devil Wears Prada, “ Florals for spring, ground breaking”. I, for one, am not that jaded — florals for spring, absolutely.

At the Las Vegas Furniture Show earlier this year, we did see florals and certainly silk plants such as the Audrey ficus and faux olive trees. But the thing that really stood out was colour - Hermes orange, dark teal, dark mossy green. There were still remnants for rose quartz and ever-present navy. If greys are neutralizing your interior then a shot of green-ochre, the colour of willow trees as the baby leaves start to unfurl, could be the answer. While I am a big proponent of keeping large pieces of furniture neutral— contrast and colour make any interior more dynamic. Even a very small touch of vivid colour can add so much.

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We have several new pieces of large scale art from the Vegas show that are eye candy for the soul. With open concept homes wall space for art comes at a premium for some. My husband likes to move the art in our home around — and he is right — you do re-discover them just by changing where they hang.

Don Kilby, his studio is in Clarksburg, is one of our favourite artists and we have been featuring his art in our store windows. One of the pieces I loved the most has just sold and gone to a very good home. ‘Among the lilies’ had contrast and colour, painted with such realism you could feel the sun on the glossy saucer leaves and want to touch the pure white lily petals. Great art is evocative.

A comfortable seat, sunlight, a beautiful painting, a vase of fresh flowers, a glass of good wine….. if you love what you have then you have everything you need. |E|

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essentials... DISTINCTIVE PRODUCTS, IDEAS

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Ivys and pansies grow side-by-side in interesting wood-look, stone planters. So, fun! So Spring!

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Light

the

words • cara williams

photography • clay dolan

Fantastic Having outgrown their townhouse in the Blue Mountains, Cathy and Bob dreamed of building the ultimate family escape. Something cozy and sturdy, where their grandchildren could run amok—with room for everyone—somewhere the couple could eventually retire. In the spring of 2014 Bob was on a ski trip with long-time friend Dave Harrington of Absolute Craftsmen, when he popped the question: “Will you build our new home?”

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Enlisting a dream team of architect Ted Handy and Absolute Craftsmen, Cathy and Bob built a flat-roofed, terraced house with voluminous spaces and floor-toceiling windows. While it’s architecture is 21st century contemporary, the house is unquestionably warm while embodying the functionality the homeowners wanted. “We talked about golf, skiing and how we like to be outdoors,” explains Bob. “That’s really how we got started. The basis of the build was to bring the outside in, with use of stone, several types of wood and natural elements.” The result is a stunning, durable, unique, custom built home, which exemplifies elegant understated luxury. “West Coast Modern,” describes Cathy.

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“Airy, bright and very us.” “A house for entertaining,” chimes in Christine Harrington, of Absolute Craftsmen. “That’s what I kept hearing from Bob and Cathy at each of our meetings.” –which is immediately clear by the custom built ‘wine wall’ that inhabits the space between the kitchen, dining room and living room. An unlikely statement piece, the wine wall is climate controlled with custom made wrought iron wine ladders from Desiron in Thornbury. “The mirror at the back makes us believe we have more wine than we actually have,” laughs Bob. “But the mirror really brings the piece to life. In the evening when the light shines within the case, it’s really spectacular.” *

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ESCARPMENT® | home |

the light fantastic

Bob and Cathy’s great room is a perfect illustration of modernity and drama, with sleek Owen Sound Ledgerock walls which run seamlessly from the foyer to the exterior. “We wanted to accent the house in stone so people from the street could get a sense of the warmth,” explains Bob.

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There are plenty of other standouts in this room, including twin leather couches in a deep shade of bordeaux and walnut stairs that wrap around to create a bench. Hearty European oak flooring runs throughout the main level. “Having had dogs, we wanted durable floors,” explains Bob. “Cathy was adamant that it not be too dark. She was spot on in choosing this light colour. It’s warm and not overpowering with the other wood we have in the home.” The centrepiece of the great room is undoubtedly the natural stone Rumford fireplace, which evokes relaxation and indulgence. “We always have a fire going,” laughs Cathy. With the custombuilt elements of the home taking centre stage, there isn’t much need for art. A lone Jennifer Woodburn painting adorns the wall behind the stairs—entitled “Layers of the Bay”—this piece was commissioned for Cathy and Bob. “Jennifer was incredible to work with,” remembers Cathy. “She created something for us that works with our colours, and reminds us how beautiful this area is. I just love the movement of the dramatic sky.” *

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Simple, uncluttered and workable was the objective in the kitchen. “Cathy had a kitchen designer,” remembers Christine Harrington, who worked with the couple throughout the building and designing process. “But she had such a clear idea of what she wanted and knows how she likes to work. She basically just needed someone to put the design in the computer.” Stained cherry wood cabinets stand like book ends on either side of the Cesarstone topped workspace, while white shaker cabinets run from counter to floor. “We have three sinks,” notes Cathy. “And we use them all.” A butler’s pantry is tucked between the kitchen and the dining room, and conceals a dishwasher, sink, additional cupboards and an extra dishwasher. 102 |

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“One of the things we learned from our open concept townhouse,” explains Bob. “Is when you’re cooking and entertaining in the same space, you’re rushing to get rid of the dishes and to hide them. When you have a dishwasher in the butler’s pantry, you’re able to just close the door on the mess.” A trio of copper lined pendant lights hang over the Cambria quartz island top. The floating walnut bar subtly echoes the walnut mantle above the fireplace, as well as the stairs. “Walnut can be overpowering if used a lot,” explains Christine. “It can almost be retro if it’s overused. But in this house, walnut is the accent wood, which is used the right amount.”*

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An unlikely statement piece, the wine wall is climate controlled with custom made wrought iron wine ladders from Desiron in Thornbury.

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ESCARPMENTÂŽ | home |

the light fantastic

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A spherical, crystal chandelier glows above the custom harvest table, which is one of the couple’s favourite pieces. “We had this table made to order,” says Cathy. “It’s formal and modern, but I wanted more of a rustic feel, so we went with a lighter coloured wood. The company ended up using this table on their website!” Modernist yet warm, vegan leather chairs with walnut legs, which were sourced by Cathy in Quebec, encircle the table. An illustrative oil painting by artist Henry Giroux entitled ‘Peace in the Valley’ adds space, interest and depth to the dining room. “We’ve had this painting for over 15 years and really wanted it in the dining room, so we ended up hanging it on the rock wall,” laughs Bob. “When you go with big windows, you lose a lot of wall space.”

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ESCARPMENT® | home |

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“We specifically made this room small. We want to live in the house and sleep in the bedroom.”

Subtle yet impactful details in the master bath, include his and hers bowl sinks, heated tile flooring, a steam shower and makeup table for Cathy. The homeowners love the coastal vibe and unexpected harmony of the materials. “The space in here is generous and functional,” notes Cathy.

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“The idea was to keep the master simple and uncluttered,” explains Cathy. With the walls, ceiling and trim painted with Benjamin Moore’s ‘Collingwood’, the oversized windows and the birch trees beyond take centre stage. Blackout drapes by Ashton Blinds in Thornbury allow the couple to enjoy Saturday sleep-ins in their cherry wood sleigh bed. “We specifically made this room small. We want to live in the house and sleep in the bedroom.” *

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ESCARPMENT® | home |

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the light fantastic

When we started designing the home, we knew we wanted to have an artist’s studio

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Now semi-retired, Cathy has more time to devote to her passion for painting and creating. “When we started designing the home, we knew we wanted to have an artist’s studio,” explains Bob. “We originally designed a studio above the [semi-detached] garage, but Dave [Harrington] said ‘You’re essentially building a whole other house!’ So we turned this space, which was originally going to be a bedroom—and can go back to being a bedroom one day— into Cathy’s art studio.”

Cathy spends many enjoyable and rewarding hours, creating in her airy, light-filled studio.

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We turned this space, which was originally going to be a bedroom—and can go back to being a bedroom one day—into Cathy’s art studio.

“Working with the Harrington’s was awesome,” recalls Cathy. “Christine and I think so much alike. We bounced ideas off each other and as a result, the house is a reflection of that relationship.” Thanks to this collaboration of like minded professionals, and a clear vision on the part of the homeowners, this buzzing family home feels like a yearround retreat. *

Relaxing with a good book, Bob enjoys some quiet time before grandchilren invade.

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Showcasing texture and dimension, the exterior of the home is a combination of rock, board and stucco. “I love the horizontal lines,” explains Cathy. “And, the cedar under the soffits which carry into the house.” The terraced roof with a clear storey was designed to maximize the home’s energy efficiency. “We’re facing due south,” explains Bob. “So in the winter, the house is facing the sun, which helps to naturally heat the house. The overhangs are designed to block the sun in the summer so the house stays cool. The windows on the clear storey, open and close via remote. In the warmer months we open the upper windows, as well as a window on the main floor and we get a really nice, cross breeze.” *

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Simonato Window Cleaning “See the Difference” Condos • Chalets • Houses Over 25 Years Experience

Cleaning windows doesn’t have to be a pane. Call us today and book the best in the business.

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We wanted a clean look and we consciously like to buy Canadian products when possible.

The horizontal Napoleon gas fireplace, framed in natural stone, is accented by walnut plank millwork by Absolute Craftsmen.

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The oversized windows feature engineered fibreglass frames, which carry the weight of the glass without requiring additional posts. “We wanted a clean look and we consciously like to buy Canadian products when possible,” adds Cathy. “Our floors and windows are both by Canadian companies.” The two stall garage is connected to the house via an all glass breezeway which acts as a functional utility/mud room. “The walkthrough was one of those things that happened out of necessity due to building constrictions,” explains Bob. “But it has ended up being one of our favourite parts of the home.” As active as life is on the main floor, downstairs there’s an escape: a media room, three bedrooms and a gym. “The media room is one of our favourite spaces,” says Cathy. “We set it up so we could fit the whole family.” An oversized sectional couch in ‘spill friendly’ slate grey beckons to be sat upon (for hours). The horizontal Napoleon gas fireplace, framed in natural stone, is accented by walnut plank millwork by Absolute Craftsmen. |E|

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Source Guide... Builder - Dave & Christine Harrington of Absolute Craftsmen Ltd. Architect - Ted Handy & Associates Inc. Interior Design/Decor - Homeowners Stone Mason - Steve's Masonry Windows - Inline Fiberglass Windows Kitchen Cabinetry - Millwork by Cabico, Walnut breakfast slab sourced and custom made by Absolute Craftsmen Ltd. (along with Fireplace Mantel), Kitchen Plans by Bouchard Design Window Coverings (blinds and master BR) - Ashton's Blinds Appliances - GE Monogram (kitchen), KitchenAid (pantry) Entertainment & Alarm System - Huronia Alarms Bathroom Cabinetry - Master Bathroom by Cabico (plans by Bouchard Design), Upstairs, Powder Room and Basement Guest Bathroom Vanities designed and made by Absolute Craftsmen Ltd. Bathroom fixtures - Brizo Jason Wu Collection (Master), Newform O'rama (Powder Room) Tile - Ciot Flooring - Northern Wide Plank Flooring Installed by Absolute Craftsmen Ltd. Paint Colours - Benjamin Moore - ‘Calm’ is on most ceilings and walls Bedrooms: Benjamin Moore - ‘Collingwood’ Feature Wall Paint Colour: Benjamin Moore - ‘Overcoat’

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NOW is a great time to SELL.

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Danielle Bois mother of two, and new owner of Watercress Bistro in Kincardine, is passionate about food. Offering breakfast and lunch options as well as a variety of baked goods and coffee, this snug village eatery continues to be known for mouth-watering home cooked meals in an unpretentious atmosphere. A Northern Ontario native, Danielle moved to Kincardine a decade ago. The realization of a life long dream, Danielle’s chill philosophy shines through in her business practices; “A good cup of coffee, fun music and a kitchen full of possibilities is all I need to get the day started,” notes Danielle. “I believe in quality over quantity and will go the extra mile to ensure that this is what is presented to my customers.” Danielle and her staff keep the menu fresh and diverse with tasty items for vegetarians, vegans, and those with dietary restrictions. “We bake, cook, pickle, jam, and ferment as much as we can to keep things as unique and homemade as possible,” says Danielle. “We even brew our own Kombucha.” Some items remain solidly on the menu, including Watercress Bistro’s famous carrot cake and chip dip—which has been passed down through the various owners of the Bistro. “Our Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies are a hit and our homemade bacon jam panini is secretly the best thing you’ll ever try.” Watercress Bistro does it’s part to reduce their carbon footprint and is picky when it comes to choosing suppliers: “We try to go as local as we can with our suppliers (bread, produce, meat) to promote Bruce County and help the local economy,” explains Danielle. “Collaborating with other businesses by working together to keep things local and relevant is one of my main goals as a business owner in a small town.” For fresh and healthy food combinations, as well as daily specials, fresh baked goods and desserts, join Danielle for breakfast or lunch, at 829 Queen

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market is behaving very differently so far this year than it did last year. Year to date MLS® dollar volumes are down about 25% over the same period last year. While we still see multiple offer situations, they are not as frenetic as they were last spring and the spikes in prices over asking are not as pronounced. We are even seeing conditional offers again (which is a good thing as far as I am concerned). So…is this a start of a reverse in the trend we experienced in 2017? I don’t think so. For those of you who follow The Market Watch, you have heard me wax on about the fundamentals in our area. I have referenced seminal works on demography and given anecdotal evidence on what I believe to be an amenity migration that will impact our area for years yet. And MLS® numbers don’t tell the whole story. You just have to look around to see the building that is going on now in all categories. Single family, condo, resort, luxury. There is a lot going on out there right now that may not show up in the numbers as many new builds are not listed on the system, and there is also a good bit of custom work going on right now. Sure…there are lots of things that can affect the real estate market in this area. Things we have no control over. The stock market, the real estate market in some of our key feeder areas, even the weather. What does not change is the allure our area seems to have for so many folks. So…Keep calm and carry on we say. But make sure you are current with the market. Right now, we think that means you should be cognizant of your pricing if you are looking to sell your home.

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When a REALTOR® talks about what they will do to market your property, they will lay out a full marketing plan including staging, photography, digital and conventional advertising, brand and lifestyle positioning and a bevvy of other services that will position your home perfectly to get you maximum dollar. Price is often treated separately from this marketing plan, but I submit to you that price may be THE most important bit of marketing you do. This comes into play in quite a few different ways. The two most important as far as I am concerned are: a) the perception of the market itself to the price b) the concept of price bracketing. Market perception of price can be visualized as a pyramid. If you price your real estate at the top of the pyramid, you have a very small number of people that will pay attention to the listing as the perception is that it is priced too high relative to its perceived value. If you price it at the bottom or base of the pyramid, you have a much greater pool of people interested in your property and may thereby attract multiple offers. The middle of the pyramid is the sweet spot where the asking price is close to the market and attracts the serious buyers. This concept also relates to the idea of pricing a property under the perceived market price in order to create a “bidding war”. We saw quite a bit of this last Spring. Let me be clear… we are not in the business of underselling real estate. But when a client asks us to list a property vastly over our recommendation to “test the market”, we really worry that following their suggestion will achieve an outcome completely opposite to their goal. By no means are we perfect, but there are more instances of this happening than you would think. While reaching a bit to maximize your return is just fine, reaching a lot can stigmatize your property and make you play a losing game of “catch the market”. *

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The other critical concept of price bracketing is a concept based on the way consumers shop today. Far too often, I see people pricing their homes at say $999,000. Do we really think consumers will not figure out that the asking price is $1,000,000 because we left off $1,000? This is NOT an impulse purchase. This is not a stick of gum at the checkout where the difference between $0.99 and $1.00 is ingrained in people’s psyches. Depending on who you speak to, between 92% and 98% of consumers who are looking for real estate shop online before calling a REALTOR®. In doing so, they typically select a price range to look in. In this, consumers think in brackets. $500K to $750K, $750K to $1MM or $1MM to $1.5MM. Knowing this, is it a good idea to price a piece of real estate at $749K? That home will not show up in any search of $750K or over, will it? Does that mean that the property would not appeal to a person looking in the $750K to $1MM category? Of course not. You can’t price real estate like a stick of gum. Additionally, pricing at $750K will make the property show up in BOTH of those popular search brackets. You have to consider consumer search behaviour into your pricing. After ending 2017 with another year of record MLS® real estate sales in southern Georgian Bay with sales exceeding $1 billion, 2018 has gotten off to a much slower start.

MLS® sales reported by the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® to the end of February totalled $93.0 million, down 25% from the $124.4 million in properties sold during the first two months of 2017 and 10% below the same period in 2016. A total of 202 properties have sold though the local MLS® system this year, down 20% from the 254 properties sold in the first two months of last year and 29% below the 285 sales in the same period of 2016. While demand for area properties in 2017 remained strong and is expected to continue in 2018, sales activity suffered last year primarily resulting from inadequate inventory levels. Year-to-date MLS® new listings total 396 properties which represents a 4% increase over the first two months of 2017. While admittedly this is not a significant increase it is encouraging to see more inventory coming to market as we head into spring, when buyer demand starts to increase. Another important aspect to the real estate market in 2018 will be increased mortgage rates as well as stricter rules for borrowing. Tighter lending rules that came into affect earlier this year are sure to impact market conditions overall in 2018 especially for first time buyers. *

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Sure…there are lots of things that can affect the real estate market in this area. Things we have no control over. The stock market, the real estate market in some of our key feeder areas, even the weather. What does not change is the allure our area seems to have for so many folks. This will no doubt include what buyers are willing to pay as well as what mortgage amounts lenders are prepared to extend to their clients. Sellers need to be conscious of these potential pitfalls when shopping for a home or condominium and this is where we as REALTORS® can be of significant value. As previously stated, current market conditions are not what they were twelve or fourteen months ago and for property owners who are serious about selling, now is not the time to be over-pricing your property beyond its respective market value. The brightest spot in the local real estate market last year was in upper end home sales. During 2017 we experienced a very strong demand for homes priced from $500,000 and higher. Upper end MLS® home sales in our area between $500,000 and $1 million last year totalled 571 units, an increase of 32% over 2016. The same could be said for sales between $1 and $2 million last year where sales were up a whopping 65%. Thus far 2018 has been a much different story. Unit MLS® sales between $500,000 and $799,999 are down 28% while sales from $800,000 to $999,999 are 20% below the same time last year. Sales in the $1 to $2 million price range are down 33% year-to-date. Lastly there have been no sales this year over $2 million whereas, in the first two months of 2017 there were three. Area real estate activity during the next 9 months may well provide some interesting trends in the local market and we will continue to keep you apprised of any noteworthy shifts in upcoming Market Watch articles. As we head into our hectic Spring market, we should be mindful of the data we are seeing now, but it is worth noting that I am bullish on the market in general and think we may be in for some surprises. We shall see. |E|

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Congratulations to all our Award Winners and thanks to all of the clients that made them their trusted real estate advisors in 2017

Candace Armstrong* Collingwood

Matthew Lidbetter** Thornbury

Cindy Ryerse* Collingwood Lifetime Award Of Excellence

Doug Beaumont** Thornbury Award Of Excellence

Paul Casey* Collingwood Award Of Excellence

Josh Dolan** Collingwood Award Of Excellence

Martha Whitton**

Karen Willison*

Collingwood Award Of Excellence

Collingwood

Thornbury

Andres Paara**

Shelly Paul*

Mike Poetker*

Thornbury

Collingwood

Meaford

Greg Weeks*

Director’s Platinum Award - Top 5%⁂

Julia Apblett*

Brenda Armstrong**

Nora Black*

Anita Hearn**

Doug Linton*

Collingwood

Collingwood

Thornbury

Collingwood

Collingwood

Dave Loucks* Meaford Lifetime Award Of Excellence

Linda Murphy* Collingwood

President’s Gold Award - Top 6-10%⁂

Vicki Bell** Collingwood Lifetime Award Of Excellence

D. Barry Manchester** Collingwood Lifetime Award Of Excellence

Master Sales Award - Top 11-20%⁂

Kim Burton*

Sharon Gray**

Tom Griggs*

Karl Hannan*

Nick Kardos*

Sheila Shepherd*

Patrick Egan**

Collingwood

Meaford

Collingwood

Collingwood

Wasaga Beach

Collingwood

Thornbury

Nicole Paara*

Ed Parkes*

Jessica Ryerse*

Lesley Sullivan*

Mardy van Beest*

Abbey Westlake*

Laurie Westlake*

Thornbury

Wasaga Beach

Collingwood

Meaford

Collingwood

Collingwood

Collingwood

PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL

Lifetime Award of Excellence - Presented to members attaining President’s Gold (or higher) ten out of fourteen consecutive years ⁂

2014-2016

Award of Excellence - Presented to members attaining President’s Gold (or higher) ve out of seven consecutive years

PROGRESSIVE Real Estate Services

Top percentage of their residential marketplace based on sales earnings

COLLINGWOOD: 705-445-5520 | CREEMORE: 705-881-9005 | MEAFORD: 519-538-5755 THORNBURY: 519-599-2136 | WASAGA BEACH: 705-617-9969 Not intended to solicit listings currently listed for sale

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ESCARPMENT ® EPICURE | dining guide | simcoe/grey/bruce From intimate dinners to larger groups, owner Andrea Greyerbiehl has developed a reputation of offering fine food and exemplary service in an up-market, comfortable setting. Chef, Leona Nyman, continues to bring fresh ideas, great energy and a world of experience to the table. With warmer weather here, enjoy a Springtime fresh, seasonal salad or one of our Spring-themed dinner entrées.

azzurra.ca 705.445.7771

Azzurra - 100 Pine Street, Collingwood

Find a variety of dry-aged beef, local lamb, free-range chicken and game meats... bison, elk, kangaroo and more. We pride ourselves on our quality of meat, service and product knowledge. Browse our website for interesting nutritional facts, cooking tips and recipes for all our meats. “We believe that taste is limited only by imagination.”

blackangusmeats.com 519.599.2334

Black Angus Fine Meats - Hwy 26 W, Thornbury Also find locations in: Mississauga & Muskoka in Summer

Bruce Wine Bar Kitchen is a unique eatery with an award-winning wine list and a Feast Ontario designation for a focus on sustainable, quality food crafted in-house. A full-scale restaurant with seasonal menus, the best Neapolitan-style pizza north of the GTA, and on Fridays an impressive roster of independent Canadian musicians, it is not to be missed! Feed your curiousity!

Bruce Wine Bar Kitchen - behind the TD Bank - Thornbury

brucewinebar.ca 519.599.1112

C&A Steak Company is located in the heart of Blue Mountain Village. A traditional steakhouse serving the finest Prime Grade and Canadian AAA steaks for your dining pleasure. We also offer a Children's Menu for your family. Our award winning wine list compliments our excellent selection of steaks served with only the freshest ingredients.

C&A Steak Company - Blue Mountain Village

candasteak.com 705.444.8877

The pioneer restaurant in the Blue Mountain Village. Experience dining at its best in a spectacular setting over looking the Village Events Plaza and the Blue Mountains. Serving lunch and dinner daily alongside our extensive wine and martini list, our talented hospitality team is here to entertain your every request. Join us for dining at its finest and service at its best!

copperblues.com 705.446.2643

Copper Blues Bar & Grill - Blue Mountain Village

See and be seen at The Corner! Located at the main intersection in Thornbury, this spacious new Café offers family dining at reasonable prices. The emphasis is on Local, Homemade and Affordable. You’ll love the totally renovated, bright and inviting interior that blends modern and traditional touches and there’s even a ‘Community Room’ for private celebrations or meetings. “Meet you at the corner!”

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Brand new and now open in Downtown Collingwood across from The Shipyards. Join us for Lunch, Dinner, Late night snacks and Live music.

Crow Bar & Variety - 18 Huron St. - Collingwood

We are pleased to bring all the seasonal freshness and quality to our new location in Thornbury. Drop in or pre-order a quick lunch on the go, or plan your next catered party. We offer a wide variety of daily specials, wraps, paninis, salads, fully prepared meals, sides, appetizers, dips, hummus, oven ready gluten free pizzas, soups, and desserts. FRESH, LOCAL and HEALTHY!

Culinary Designs - 5 Bruce St. S. - Thornbury

culinarydesigns.ca 519.599.7900

Armed with a passion for ecological farming and the joy of being outside all day, lady farmer, Cindy Wilhelm presents local, organic, grassfed and pastured meats, dry goods and produce. A pasture and grass farmer she uses sustainable, ecological, humane and organic farm practices and principals. Previously, Dragon Fly Farm, you can visit Cindy’s brand new location May 30. You can also order online.

Farm Queen Foods - 316743 Highway 6 - Chatsworth

farmqueenfoods.ca 519.794.0471

Goldsmith’s is a farm market specializing in produce we grow ourselves. Whether you're here for some local Beaver Valley apples or our famous Thornberry pie from our popular onsite bakery, you'll be sure to taste the difference local makes! We are now open year round! Whether you need fruits or vegetables or flowers or ice cream - we've got it! From our field to your plate.

Highway 26W - Thornbury

goldsmithsmarket.com 519.599.3246

The Lambe family has been a part of historic St. Vincent Township and the Municipality of Meaford for generations. The flagship store in Meaford is open year-round and carries a wide selection of baked goods, grocery items, and gift ware. Grandma Lambe’s II is open seasonally in Chatsworth. Find Apple varieties from the Lambe orchards throughout the Autumn.

Hwy 26 - Meaford & Hwy 6 - Owen Sound

This rustic, relaxed and intimate medium-sized space is open only during events and features a beautiful bar, offering locally crafted beverages of all kinds. We host concerts, drawing talent from the area and from across Canada and beyond. Also, film screenings, wrap parties and private functions. The space includes a gorgeous bar, artists’ room, large stage, intimate patio and a catering-ready kitchen.

939 2nd Ave East - Owen Sound

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ESCARPMENT ® EPICURE | dining guide | simcoe/grey/bruce John Garbe, in the name of his great grandfather, has assembled a team of exceptional professionals. The culinary artists, led by Chef Jeff Anderson, have over a century of combined experience. The menu has been carefully developed, relying on local farmers and community for unsurpassed cuisine. The service experience is firmly rooted in family and friends. This is Gustav. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails and live entertainment. Gustav (Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Centre) - Hwy 26 - Collingwood

gustavs.ca 705.443-4461

We’ve been around for a while.. over ten years, but who’s counting? Top ten in Canada, we set a new bar! So take a load off. Grab a chair. You’re about to experience some Canadian flair. We aim to serve. We reach for the sky. Don’t judge our tattoos, we’re just not black tie! You’ll have a great time and yes, you’ll be back. This is like no restaurant before it.

Kaytoo - Blue Mountain Village

kaytoo.ca 705.445.4100

M.J.Byrne’s Irish Pub is as close to a pub in Ireland as you are going to get. The warm atmosphere will have you unwinding with one of our 28 Draft beers from around the world completely forgetting that you are 3,000 miles from St. James’ Gate Dublin, the home of Guinness and U2. With live music every night, it’s the best place around to unwind Après Ski or Après Tee!!

MJ Byrne’s Irish Pub - Blue Mountain Village

mjbyrnes.com 705.446.9989

Enjoy dining in a casual atmosphere, redesigned and updated, with exceptional service and creative dining experiences. Celebrate a special occasion or plan an evening out with friends and take advantage of our seasonal promotions focusing on fresh, seasonal fare inspired by our region. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Children’s menu available.

bluemountain.ca 705.443.5509

The Pottery - Blue Mountain Inn

Located on a picturesque hilltop near Ravenna, with stunning views of Georgian Bay and only 20 minutes from Collingwood and Thornbury, The Roost vineyard and winery is a fantastic place to experience cold-climate wines in a spectacular setting. Enjoy a cheese and charcuterie plate—an ever-changing celebration of wine friendly nibbles. You MUST visit. Open in May onwards.

roostwinery.ca

The Roost - 415763 10th Line - near Red Wing

519.599.6269

ROSINA brings forth an Italian heritage that embraces their passion to make your dining experience memorable. Chef Randy's creations are enhanced by local, fresh products and evolve into new fusions of modern, Italian Gourmet tastes. Enjoy a simple weeknight meal of house made pasta or antipasti or a stone baked thin crust pizza and drinks at the bar. Celebrate your special occasions here.

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Since 1996 Shorty’s has been the area favourite for food and hospitality, known for flavourful, homemade food and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a varied menu that will have your mouth watering and a large selection of fine wines, a wide selection of fine Scotch and Whiskey and the largest selection of draught beer in the area. The ideal spot for a business lunch, family dinner, or drinks with friends.

shortysonline.ca 519.376.0044

Shorty’s Grill - 967 3rd Avenue East - Owen Sound

SMASH is Blue Mountain’s first and only Ping Pong Club. We offer four Olympic standard ping pong tables that guests may rent out and play. We offer an extensive beverage menu, and a delicious snack menu. Enjoy the big games on our two giant projector screens. Family friendly, we welcome all ages until 9pm, whereby, we become a 19 and older establishment.

Smash Ping Pong & Nite Club - Blue Mountain Village

smashbm.com 705.444.8877

Stone Tree Golf & Fitness is proud to announce the opening of our bar & grill. We offer a wide range of menu choices created using fresh ingredients, that are sure to satisfy any craving! Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday, with breakfast also available on weekends.With an emphasis on exceptional service in a comfortable atmosphere, you can enjoy time with friends and family and leave the cooking up to us! Our banquet room is available for larger parties up to 180 guests.

Stone Tree - 318087 Hwy 6 & 10 - Owen Sound

stonetree.ca 519.376.7899

Voted Collingwood’s favourite Italian restaurant. Our traditional Italian menu offers a wide range of appetizing entrées & basic Italian specialties. Gourmet thin crust pizza, antipasto platter & fresh salads are a hit at lunch with your favourite pasta or frittata. Dinner offers everything from spaghetti & Sicilian meatball to AAA beef tenderloin and fresh baked trout & you can always order take out.

Tesoro - 18 Schoolhouse Lane - Collingwood

tesororestaurant.ca 705.444.9230

Keeping the creativity train rolling in the kitchen with fresh and healthy food combinations, as well as daily specials, fresh baked goods and desserts. We offer wholesome breakfast and lunch options and a wide variety of baked goods and coffees. Come join us for a good cup of coffee, fun music and a kitchen full of possibilities. We’ll do our best to make you feel at home.

Watercress Bistro - 829 Queen Street - Kincardine

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bees knees Photographer | Doug Garland About the shot... The photo was taken during maple syrup season on Blue Mountain. Our neighbour’s honey bees crossed the Sixth Line to check out the sap buckets and spring crocuses. Snow was on the ground but spring was in the air.

About the photographer... Doug is a grandpa who bought his first Kodak Brownie camera with paper route earnings he received from delivering the Toronto Telegram. Most commonly these days, he finds himself with his camera in hockey arenas and on basketball courts. And of course, he’s always looking for the next perfect shot.

Tag @escarpmentmagazine or #escarpmentmagazine on Instagram & Facebook for a chance to have your photo featured as “Aftershot” in an upcoming issue of Escarpment Magazine along with a $200 gift certificate for a local restaurant.

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Escarpment Magazine Spring 2018