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Two issues in One Indulge your senses.
April Barber Harry Rosen Georgian College Design Amanda Chapman [inn]space Julie Woolsey Doug Stephens Chris Gariepy Angela Baldwin A Ripple of Kindness Lucian Matis
chief financial officer
Eileen Hicks proof reader
R. Leigh Krafft cover story
Dave Gordon writers
Kolter Bouchard R. Leigh Krafft Tamara Rossignol Stu Lynam cover photographer
John Shearer photo illustrator
Dan Lim Morgelli Photography Kevin Williamson Wylie Ford Autumn Photography Ryan Rowell Scott Cooper Stephen Plumley Braxton Parks Robin Waters contributing photographers
Nat Caron Nat Kat Dylan Van Leeuwen editorial photography
Greg Swales Matt Barnes Michal Pudekla
The Culinary Issue Bob Dylan Jon MacNeil Nehera FabStay Luxury on the Lake Harvey Kalles
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Dan Lim | makeup Kerry Chambers Archer
We like to speak with those confident in
It is still rooted in a desire to share legacy stories,
standing behind what they design, plan, and
travel destinations, culinary experiences, and
create; people, like Angela Baldwin and Chris
shopping discoveries. Pie loves to interview a
Gariepy, who enhance our communities with the
blend of local and international leaders and icons.
work they do. Perfecting your craft demands time,
We continue to showcase and celebrate a curated
passion, and ambition.
book introducing some of the best visual artists in
Heaven’s Door whiskey, a brand he co-founded.
His dexterous creativity allows him to design
The entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and
Bob Dylan, our cover feature, holds a glass of
risk-takers that grace our pages are innovative
and deliver everything from song to sculpture.
and deep thinking creatives. I loved sitting down
Intimate photos of Dylan at his Black Buffalo
to speak with Harry Rosen about his business and
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Matis—in Halton Hills.
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Harry Rosen THE VOICE OF MEN'S FASHION interview by
Sandra | by Tamara Rossignol | photos Dan Lim
THAT'S WHAT ITS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT FOR HARRY...
Things have certainly changed since Harry
Canadian designers. Harry Rosen has partnered
and his brother Lou opened a small men’s clothing
with Samuelsohn for decades; the Montreal-based
store, specializing in made-to-measure suits. “Looks
label is responsible for manufacturing the retailer’s
are now universal,” he says, but surely that doesn’t
house brand, JP Tilford.
mean that the fashion world is shrinking. Their
initial investment of $500 is now worth the cost of a
with soft-shouldered suits, popular at the time in
suit by Ermenegildo Zegna, a brand the menswear
England: a smooth line, from the cuff through
chain was first to introduce to Canadians over forty
to the sleeve and shoulder, to the lapel, requires
years ago. Since then, it has acquired exclusive
precision tailoring. The idea that such a casual
collections from some of the industry’s top brands,
style was, in reality, one of the most time, and skill-
including Canali, Brunello Cucinelli, and Tom Ford.
intensive to manufacture, was in was in keeping
Currently, their website boasts over 136 brands.
with the integrity that formed the central tenet of
Harry’s burgeoning empire. It’s apparent in the
Mr. Rosen knows, however, that this business is
Harry recounts a decades-old infatuation
about more than labels. From his humble beginning
way he stocks his shelves and the way he treats his
as a 500-square-foot storefront, he has bucked the
customers and employees.
adage: “the clothes make the man.” Instead he
preaches the opposite.
three outlets, he serves as the Chairman of the
Toronto Cancer Society, and is a key player in
His team takes great pleasure in discovering
Outside the company’s fifteen locations and
their customers’ unique tastes believing every
the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine,
individual has distinctive character, which can be
the University Healthcare Network, and Ryerson
exhibited through the clothing they wear. It’s the
University. In over a decade, his company has raised
same way a certain piece of entertainment, perhaps
more than $4 million in support of prostate cancer
a song or film, can transcend the medium to evoke
powerful feelings of confidence or tenacity in the
consumer. Harry is motivated by personally assisting
customers create the best possible versions of
his customers to reveal their strengths. At special
themselves. It’s evident not only in his philanthropic
request, he continues to style his customers.
endeavours but also the way Harry runs his
company. His realization: that style is an innate
During a mid-1960s European adventure,
The menswear magnate is driven to help his
Harry was exposed to designers and merchants who
process, but the proprietor “…always had a feeling
inspired him to reinvent how he dressed himself
that men needed advice when it came to their
and his customers. Subsequent tours allowed him
clothing.” Harry intended to build a reputation
to study the fundamentals of menswear. His love of
that reflected quality clothing and superior client
finely-crafted apparel drove him to incorporate the
relations. He wanted to show each customer they
best of European tailoring with the sensibilities of
were capable, with a little guidance, of discovering
his Canadian clientele to create a unique shopping
how to look their best.
experience in the rapidly expanding Toronto fashion
building a library of contact information, personal
tastes, and measurements. He made house calls and
The digital revolution has allowed designers
Harry kept meticulous records on his customers,
from under-serviced markets to showcase their
visited his customers’ places of business, a point of
wares, but according to Harry the “voice of men’s
difference between him and his competitors. Many
fashion is still Italy.” Although he adores—and
thought an upscale menswear retailer in Toronto’s
stocks—a stunning number of brands hailing from
working-class Cabbagetown was doomed to fail.
the Mediterranean nation, he also gives a nod to his
Instead, his single storefront grew to six by the time
neighbours: established, as well as up-and-coming
his eldest son, Larry entered college.
The father-son team have worked together for
over thirty years, the latter half named CEO in 2000. Larry has been able to grow the business to over $300 million in annual sales, an exponential increase over his father’s first year in business, but that’s an unfair comparison. Much has changed in the sixty years between then and now. The company has surely come a long way from its modest blue-collar beginnings, boasting fifteen stores, three outlets and flagship locations at some of the country’s biggest commercial locations. In fact, Toronto’s current 82 Bloor Street West location is 1,000 times larger than Rosen’s first tiny storefront.
It’s the same integrity that Harry Rosen has
embodied since the Canadian company’s opening day. They are thriving in a market now saturated with American department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom’s, and fast-fashion retailers like Suitsupply and Indochino. During each expansion, Harry has retained what initially made it successful: excellent clothing and resourceful sales associates. Though now stored digitally, the chain still records customers’ sizes and styles. They still follow up, outperforming most of their competitors in the postsale timeline. It’s one of the reasons many of their customers are so fiercely loyal, sharing shopping trips across generations of family members.
That is what it’s always been about for Harry:
family. He started the business with his brother and passed it on to his son. It’s why many of his employees have been with the company for so long and it’s the reason his customers return, generation after generation. Harry makes you feel like you are part of something much more than merely visiting a shop and choosing a suit. This is especially true, given the breadth of his work in many Canadian communities and the passion and generosity with which he supports the work of cancer researchers. After more than sixty years and over a dozen expansions, the only thing that has outgrown the size of the menswear chain is the size of Harry’s heart.
GEORGIAN COLLEGE DESIGN by
Kolter Bouchard | photos Dylan VanLeeuwen
The Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital
This also allows the school to build academic and
Arts Centre is pure Kubrick: vaulted ceilings,
educational partnerships within the community.
rounded white walls, small flashes of colour. A
Georgian College will also be able to foster new
walk inside feels like a trip to the set of motion
learning opportunities internally through inter-
picture 2001: A Space Odyssey. Much like the 1968
Academy Award Winner for Best Special Effects,
we’re witnessing a stunning vision of the future.
to Mulcaster, is known as the Creative Corridor
And, thanks to the studied instructors and eager
and includes, in addition to Georgian’s new real
students, we get to be a part of it.
estate, the Five Points Theatre and a number of
planned innovation spaces. The area is also home
Georgian College’s downtown Barrie location
This section of Dunlop Street, from Eccles
is ideal: students have greater opportunities for
to dozens of local businesses including shops,
work-integrated learning and collaboration,
artisan markets, and restaurants, all of which will
because the physical address is amongst many
benefit from increased student traffic.
belonging to industry leaders. Students can build
According to Mayor Jeff Lehman, “downtown
personal and professional networks with experts
[Barrie] is rapidly becoming the location of choice
who are basically across the street.
for creative industries such as digital media,
food entrepreneurs and artisans, and visual and
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" STRUGGLING TO STAY NEUTRAL" THIS IMAGE WON FIRST PLACE WITH THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF CANADA IMAGE COMPETITION
performing arts.” Ultimately, the move was an easy
Digital Arts faculty is equipping students with the
knowledge and skills to bulldoze the status quo and
burrow beneath the crust of superficiality.
The Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital
Arts Centre houses two programs: Graphic Design
and Photography. Georgian College is known
preached by the program. Beyond the utilitarian
for its hands-on approach to learning and its
component of education, Georgian College hopes
creative faculties are no exception. Students work
its students will use the expertise they gain to
with creative experts, utilizing state-of-the-art
bring awareness to—and aid in repairing—issues
technology to contribute to—and advance—their
in local and global communities. Graduates are
desired fields. By the time they graduate and move
charged with the responsibility to bring beauty and
into full-time positions, students will have already
inspiration where needed, in order to proudly unite
garnered first-hand, frontline experience—they’ll
people. It’s one of the many things about the school
each have a competitive edge.
that energizes students: the ability to participate in
the change they want to see.
The work students are producing is first-rate:
“Creativity mobilizes change” is a credo proudly
it’s unlikely much time will pass before these same
For more information on the Arch and Helen
individuals are shaping the way we see the world.
Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre, the faculties
Whether it’s capturing a story many of us don’t—or
it houses, and Georgian College, please visit
choose not to—see, or digitally manipulating those
same images to tell a new one, the Design and
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amanda chapman a seat at the table
Kolter Bouchard | photos Nat Caron
A benefit of running a business in the area
The firm’s outreach goes beyond the office
where you were raised is having an intimate bond
space it provides to the community. Members of
with the people around you. They’re not just
her team are part of a referral program whereby
your clients; they’re your friends and neighbours,
Ontario residents can receive complimentary legal
too. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Perhaps
information from area lawyers. This is congruent
Amanda Chapman, raised in Muskoka, opened a
with the values Amanda strives to provide. “We
law practise in Greater Simcoe Region because
don’t drag litigation. We’re able to be time-
she’s eager to give back to the community that
effective because we put our clients’ interests and
made her who she is today. In truth, it’s partially
well-being first.” It’s one of the reasons her firm
is constantly taking on new clients. They share
years of expertise while remaining efficient and
It’s incredibly fitting that her firm, Chapman
Law, is located inside a designated heritage home
built in 1883. The sprawling estate once belonged
to the Dyments, a prominent Barrie family who
is a point of pride for Amanda. Her all-female legal
resided there until the 1960s, and is now used
team is more of a family than perhaps a typical
intermittently for legal proceedings. “It gives
firm, but Amanda eschews the role of matriarch.
everyone their own sense of space. When we have
“We’re a team and everybody deserves respect. I’m
guests for mediation, they feel comfortable—
not ‘the boss,’ we’re colleagues.” This goes back to
there’s plenty of room for privacy.” Building trust
trust. Although clients assigned a lawyer keep that
begins at the front door and Amanda has created a
lawyer—a point of pride for Amanda—the team at
space where everyone, client or otherwise, receives
Chapman Law are constantly advising amongst
the empathy and respect they deserve.
themselves, providing help where help is needed.
Maintaining a team of four—including herself—
OUR TEAM: SANDY ROBSON, JESSICA MOR, ROBYN SMITH AND AMANDA CHAPMAN
The firm operates as smooth as a high-end
Amanda admits that without her schooling,
restaurant during a busy shift, and it’s no surprise:
she wouldn’t be where she is today and wants the
Amanda worked part-time through law school,
call for universal education to reach the planet
a difficult feat. She knows how to manage a busy
over: “some parts of the world don’t allow girls to
receive an education.”
We often speak of the “second shift” women
Even today, Amanda is still studying. In
work. After a day at the office, many are then
addition to completing her Master’s at Osgoode
expected to run the household unallied. She
Hall, she has been teaching part-time at Georgian
stresses her family is priority number one and
College for six years. She even helped plan the
expresses gratitude for having a supportive and
paralegal program. It gets back to her passion for
hardworking partner. “I pack the kids’ lunches,
community outreach—her students are exposed
he drops them off at school. We’re equals.”
to and discuss real cases. As a teacher, she is
Both parents run their own businesses and it’s
in a unique position to demonstrate how she
important to her that the whole family enjoys
herself overcame the same obstacles the class is
time—and dinner—together. She fosters the same
nurturing atmosphere at home that she does at the
remains the same vocal supporter of justice she
But there’s a third sphere: the classroom.
has been her entire life. “I’ve always known I was
Amanda is a tireless champion of education and
meant to help people.” Whether it’s educating the
she would like to see more people take up the
next generation of legal professionals, raising a
cause. Though she admits a University degree isn’t
family alongside a supportive partner, or operating
necessarily requisite, “post-secondary education
a principled, community-oriented law firm,
opens doors and everyone should at least have the
Amanda Chapman is doing exactly that.
Though law school is well in her past, Amanda
Find Amanda and her team online at
Redefining the Office
It is said that employees who enjoy their
The three separate board rooms are available
workspace are more engaged, productive, happy
to other businesses looking for meeting space, and
and healthy. Large corporations such as Google and
are utilized by external lawyers as a special setting
Deliotte know this to be true and have re-created
to hold mediations, arbitrations and other client
the traditional office to incorporate wellness
centres, high-end bistros and collaborative lounge
areas – with the sole intention that it will facilitate
behind this unique office design; choosing bold
a different and improved employee experience.
paint colours, textiles, beautiful furniture and
statement lighting. The space is dramatic, elegant
Chapman Law, also understands the importance
Lawyer Amanda Chapman is the mastermind
of creating a beautiful workspace for employees
and thoughtful. Feedback from her clients is that
and clients to feel “more relaxed, comfortable and
the space does not feel anything like an office,
at-home.” Built by lumber king Mr. Dyment, the
rather, an intimate meeting in a private home.
building is one of Barrie’s few Heritage Homes
This concept was important to the tight-knit group
within the city; boasting stunning architectural
at Chapman Law who feel more like a family, than
features such as high ceilings, original plaster
co-workers. The feeling of comfort, family and
moldings and stately millwork.
home transcends into the beautiful office design
and has a lasting impression on those who utilize the space.
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In design, we are often guided by ‘rules’ and trends of what an office space should look like; however, when you have a clear vision of the overall atmosphere, or feeling your design will emulate – truly beautiful and special spaces are created. -Anne McNamara, Owner, Partner White House Designs -
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A ROOM AT THE INN
Kolter Bouchard | photos Wylie Ford
[inn]space Executive Offices & Business
[inn]space offers private areas, ranging from
Centre is a one-of-a-kind, co-working space in
micro offices to executive and deluxe suites, all
Greater Simcoe Region. Though the area—chiefly
with secured 24/7 keycard access. Clients working
Northern Barrie, Oro-Medonte, and Midland—has
late may arrange appointments using after-hours
been introduced to the concept before, there’s
doorbells and can accept overnight deliveries
a sheen of refinement throughout this property.
using secure drop-boxes. “We tend to attract a
“The amenities, technology, and decor,” according
hybrid co-worker. Professionals that value their
to the site’s Community Manager, “were all
private space when it’s time to work, but are first
chosen with a professional executive in mind.” It
in line when feeling social!”
provides much more than four walls, a roof, and a
desk—this is an environment that fosters growth
will please the most discerning of clients, but
and creativity. “Our space is your space. Your
where the property truly excels is in the details.
goals are our goals.”
“If you need something and we can make it
happen, consider it done.” The boutique business
Whether you’re starting out or your operation
The functionality and versatility of the space
has outgrown its current square footage, the site
centre offers Room Service packages including
is perfectly outfitted for expanding visions and
dry-cleaning, a lunch program, and even chocolate
solid bottom lines. “When you sign up at the [inn],
fountains—the finishing touch on any business
our Guest Services team sits down with you to
meeting. “These are amenities that are exclusive
assess your needs and customize your plan. We
include everything from basic administrative
tasks, to report generation and creative services.”
spaces: the Quarry and Ridge rooms, named after
[inn]space employs user-led evolution of the
the property’s address. “You need an environment
space; the lines of communication are always
that stimulates your senses. Our boardrooms were
open and guests feel comfortable communicating
designed to not only make the content of your
meetings more memorable, but more productive
as well.” When bringing guests to your new home,
Above and beyond is the name of the game
You’ll also find sprawling luxury meeting
with [inn]space. A commercial Nespresso
you can rest assured they’re about to experience
machine—complete with a wide assortment of
creamers, sweeteners, and flavourings—makes
the lounge feel more like a high-end coffee shop.
creative development and company growth is by
The [inn] encourages clients to bring groceries
enforcing a non-compete practice. It’s something
and use the available kitchen appliances to
that, although sometimes difficult to do, felt right
prepare meals. “In addition to the complimentary
to the owner. “Our policy is to only rent out full-
snacks provided, we have Muffin Mondays and
time space to one individual or business in each
the Community Cart—a monthly, mobile treat
inspired by traditional ice cream trucks.”
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Another important way [inn]space fosters
“The thing I love most about coming to work at [inn]space is the inspiration and drive that comes from working alongside so many like-minded entrepreneurs.” - The Design Hub
'This creates an organic network and optimizes
Experience peace of mind with turn-key operation,
the productivity of the workspace.” It’s one of the
fixed monthly overhead, and month-to-month
many ways the property strives to make its clients
agreements. Taking advantage of the property’s
flexibility and all-inclusive concierge means you’ll
be able to spend time doing what you do best:
[inn]space is setting the bar in shared office
space within the Greater Simcoe Region and
running your business.
provides a cost-effective way to start or grow your
To book your stay, visit innspace.ca
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At home with Julie by
R. Leigh Krafft | Morgelli Photography
Does a house make a home? What is that
One of the things she finds most gratifying
elusive quality that makes a space feel like home?
about her work is guiding people to that
You know it as soon as you walk in the door: your
wonderful feeling of refuge and relaxation;
shoulders come down, you breathe out a gentle
feeling happy in their new space and ready for the
sigh, kick off your shoes, and sink in. The sense of
setting everything down, all of the day’s work and
burdens, along with your briefcase and groceries.
with her clients, making an effort to get to know
The place that is uniquely you, your own little
you, listening deeply, and using her formidable
habitat, your haven. Perhaps home means family
resource bank to offer fresh possibilities that you
to you, or it may be your fortress of solitude; in
may not have considered. With a great deal of
any case, finding a place to create your space is
experience personally in renovation, remodelling,
often an emotional journey.
and the cathartic process of minimizing, she has
a lot to offer, to say the least. If you are looking
When considering buying a home, generally
She dedicates herself to building relationships
the largest purchase we make, we often have
for some help with transforming your life,
certain parameters and non-negotiables. On the
simplifying, having more time for pursuing what
other hand, we may not really have a clear idea of
you love to do, perhaps starting at home base is
what we want, never mind what we actually need.
wise, with a good coach. Her IG is a good place
The reasons behind a move are often complex
to start; you’ll be feeling inspired and supported
and sometimes unfortunate, and it is invaluable
from the beginning, (@juliewoolsey_realestate).
to have someone patient, invested, caring, and
sincere to support you as you begin your search.
walks away feeling like it was a transaction,”
Julie Woolsey, Realtor with The Knowles/
she said simply, noting that her family’s
Woolsey Team, is there for you.
award-winning, boutique team prides itself on
“providing tailored, personalized service.”
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“I haven’t done my job properly if someone
A good example is the closing gift; always
thoughtfully chosen, based on your relationship and your journey together, rather than a closetfull of already wrapped, identical gifts with identical cards. It’s an interesting metaphor. Understated elegance and integrity deserves quiet success; and The Knowles/ Woolsey Team has achieved it.
The trend now is a movement away from
square footage; people want less maintenance, they want details and finishings, and more time. Often making the transition from a large home to a smaller space can be difficult, but powerful and freeing. “When you simplify, you love everything in your home, because it is meaningful, carefully chosen.” Julie works patiently with her clients, supporting their process, allowing them time, and understanding that “we may need to look at 20 houses, not 6… and that’s okay,” she adds with a smile. Many of her clients have become friends, and their relationship continues.
“People are valuing experiences over things”
she noted, a Realtor who values people over the bottom line. She is happy to help you find what you need in a home: a sense of release, a sense of safety, a sense of peace. At home with Julie, indeed.
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THE CARTIER KITCHEN by
Kolter Bouchard |
There was a time, not long ago, when a kitchen
changes: a desire for bigger designs, sometimes
was just that—a kitchen. You probably had one:
blurring the lines between the kitchen and
functional but unexciting. Vinyl or laminate
living and dining areas. “A lot of people are
countertops, white appliances. Your neighbour’s
interested in open-concept.” Plus, Doug’s clients
likely looked similar. Most of us were only ever in
are often desiring higher-end finishes, opting
the kitchen to prepare a meal; entertaining was
for countertops made of quartz and granite,
done within the strict confines of the living room
refrigerators hidden behind cabinets, and pullout
or backyard. You may have done everything in
accessories of all sorts, to name a few.
your power to keep people out of your kitchen.
favourite, blends old-world charm with new-
But then a revolution began. With the advent of
Cartier Kitchens’ DaVinci line, Doug’s
consumer-level CAD (computer-assisted drawing),
world technology to give customers an experience
homeowners were able to envision possibilities
of true luxury. “People want soft-close drawers,
beyond the standard builder’s kitchen. Enter
antique finishes, all the bells and whistles. These
Doug Stephens, Sales and Operations Manager
are standard on our premium collections.” When
at Canadian-owned Cartier Kitchens, Inc. Across
asked the greatest kitchen he’s ever installed, Doug
North America, the company produces 80-100
kitchens a day. After 30 years in the business,
Doug himself estimates he’s handled about 25,000
Toronto to the North), is a tough marketplace, but
installations. He laughed when we suggested he
it doesn’t faze Doug. “We specialize in logistics
call himself the Kitchen King.
and service. We even provide complimentary
expert design, something that sets us apart.” This
During the past dozen years, the industry has
His territory, (Orangeville to Peterborough,
evolved. “People are entertaining in their kitchens
exemplary attendance is indicative at every stage
more than ever. It’s a gathering space.” Cartier
of the process. He’s practically beaming when he
Kitchens are the epitome of luxury and function
recalls transporting a manufactured kitchen to an
and in the last decade, the team has noticed
island in Muskoka.
“We used a Sea-Doo and a raft to barge the
Doug’s customers are more than homeowners;
product to the customer’s house.” The people at
he also has exclusive partnerships with some
Cartier Kitchens are passionate problem-solvers.
of the largest and most prestigious builders, not
only in the area, but throughout Canada. His
Having a kitchen installed by Doug and his
team couldn’t be more time-efficient. “The kitchen
experience, coupled with the prestige of Cartier
comes built, we don’t ship you flat-packed boxes.”
Kitchens and the quality it provides, makes Doug
After finalizing designs and manufacturing the
and his team ideal partners for projects of any size,
product, (at the company’s plant in Brampton,
at any stage of construction or ownership.
Ontario), Cartier Kitchens is in and out of clients’
homes in an average of 1-2 days. Doug can offer
Kitchens, Doug simply points to the myriad of
such time-effective service, because he has
referrals they’ve had over the years. “We know
lifelong connections with local tradespeople, who
a customer is happy when they recommend us
work with him to put the design and installation
to a friend or contact us again in the future for
together. It’s because of the trust he’s developed
remodelling.” He sits back and looks pleased.
that everything is able to move so smoothly, with minimal interruption to his clients’ day-to-day life.
When asked how he defines success at Cartier
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CHRIS GARIEPY is a bit of a maverick. by
Stu Lynam photo Kevin Williamson
Utilizing over 40 years of experience and expert knowledge, Chris Gariepy is able to operate his consultancy business exclusively through referral and word-of-mouth to help his clients achieve their goals in the competitive construction industry.
It’s not often you hear about a business
“Often, people will come to me at different
thriving without advertising, and we had to ask
stages of a project, either residential or
how he even came up with the concept.
industrial/commercial, with nothing more than
an idea and we work together to determine
“When I finished school, I joined our family
business, working with my brothers and father,
how best to achieve it. My services can range
primarily in the concrete block, brick and
from (but are not limited to) recommending a
masonry industries. Over time our business
designer, developing proposals, recommending
evolved to offering a full range of building
and undergoing due diligence of subtrades and
materials. Throughout my career, I learned and
prime contractors, project inspection, assuming
listened to a lot of great people; fast forward to
a project management role or applying for
today, because of the building knowledge and
permits. Other related services include builder
relationships I developed through my career, I
mediation and expert witness services. But
now operate a professional consulting business.
ultimately, my clients make all the decisions;
We offer a viable solution for people to get their
I’m there to guide and advise and lay out
own projects built competitively and with as
possible outcomes. I help clients make better
little grief as possible”
decisions at the outset, which saves money and
limits frustrations with their project.”
Sounds simple enough, as most great ideas
do. Yet, when we learn about the extent of the
services Chris provides, you’ll understand why
aspects of Chris’ career, both in the relationships
Long term is a phrase that applies to many
his expertise is in such high demand.
he’s built, and the time he has put in to grow his
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Yet four decades is a long time to be focused on
footsteps of my father, who led by example; he
was really the impetus for me to volunteer in this
What has kept him invested? “Frankly, I
A lot of my volunteerism followed in the
don’t know of anyone who is doing what I do,
or of anyone who has broad enough experience
in the construction business or been in it long
offers governance training for Not-For-Profit
enough to have gained the level of knowledge to
Boards in this region. He has studied and trained
do it. I love the construction industry, and finding
in this work as a personal passion.
this way of monetizing expertise, working with
great people and being able to continue to work in
understand their roles as Board members. I help
construction, that keeps me motivated.”
them to focus their efforts on the work of the
Board as opposed to the work of the organization.”
Business alone, no matter how prosperous,
On a completely different vein, Chris also
“Often Boards of Directors struggle to
can’t sustain one forever. And while Chris has
been devoted to his craft, he’s been equally
even though he’s built a career on professional
generous with his commitment to philanthropy.
consultation, I ask for one piece of advice
He’s been a volunteer with Georgian College,
(on the house) that he would give to aspiring
long time Rotary member and a Board Chair
with RVH, to name a few. He’s enthusiastic as we
discuss his motivation for volunteerism.
understand the business and work your way up,
there’s no better way.”
“Without volunteers, a lot of vital
I impose on Chris a little as we wrap up;
“It is really helpful to start at the bottom, to
organizations, like RVH, would have difficulty
filling these roles. I consider volunteerism a
understanding how Chris can help your project,
If you’d like to spend a bit of time
responsibility of everyone. What I love about the
don’t hesitate to reach out for a coffee at
work I’ve done with all of those organizations,
both as a volunteer and in leadership roles, is that I have learned so much from people. It’s more than giving your time; when you volunteer you can really get a lot of satisfaction and it can be extremely rewarding.”
Despite being a solo entrepreneur, Chris hasn’t
evolved from a part-time worker out of school, to the prosperous business owner he is now. We’re interested in the people who helped him along the way.
“My wife and family have been tremendous in
their support. I could not have achieved what I have, without their backing. I had many evening and weekend meetings that took away from our family time.
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volunteer you can really get a lot of satisfaction and it can be extremely rewarding.”
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ANGELA BALDWIN Planning ahead by
Stu Lynam | photos Stephen Plumley
Angela Baldwin is one of the Greater Simcoe Region's most vibrant citizens, and as Principal of her own Urban Planning Consulting company, she is well versed in the region’s growth. But professional success is only one component of what drives her.
Angela’s not late. Which is an accomplishment
From our meeting spot we can hear the
considering her heaving calendar.
performance of a street musician singing just steps
from the recently opened Meridian Square in the
Arriving for our interview after a meeting that
went long, we chat about the area’s upcoming
city’s downtown core.
outdoor film series, (presented by BFF, for which
she is Chair of the Board), and a recent charity
street, and about that new development, and
derby (which she attended).
about dozens of others across the City and Region.
“When I talk about my schedule, I have friends
Of course, she knows the in's and out's of that
In her role as Principal of Baldwin Planning
from out of town who tell me that it seems like
and Development Consultants, she works with
there is more going on here than in Toronto or
various levels of government and industry in the
monumental task of laying the foundations of
She’s right about there being so much to offer
in and around her home base of Barrie.
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“Planners arrange big spaces. We consider
The use of development to assist those in need
how people interact in those spaces. We decide,
appeals to her; it is community building that offers
where are the parks going? Where are the schools
“Hope Through Housing”
going? What is the best road network? "
planners do; anticipating population sizes,
You’d think the awesome responsibility of
Projecting the future is a big part of what
drawing the blueprints of the places we live in
demographics and land uses; but our final
would be daunting, yet it’s more of a calling for
question is about projecting her personal future.
Angela. An extension of her innate curiosity in the
way people and structures intersect and interact
of the region as a cultural hub and destination for
in urban centres.
business, but we’re persistent about revealing her
“What drove me was a fascination with cities.
She first talks of her excitement for the growth
My Dad was a builder and we travelled a lot when
I was younger, and I was intrigued by how these
There’s something very endearing about it.”
communities came together.”
A bold plan.
Yet coming from a woman who has made a
That desire to learn pushed her to study urban
“My ultimate goal is to own a winery in Italy.
planning at the University of Waterloo. After
career of bold planning, we have little doubt she’s
graduation, she made her way back to the region
already on her way to achieving it.
to become a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Institute of Planners, and to work as a Director of Planning for ClubLink Corporation, developing and securing approvals for numerous golf courses, resorts and housing developments.
Ready for a new challenge, and wanting
to strike a balance between professional achievement and family life, it wasn’t too long before she took the initiative to form her own company, Baldwin Planning and Developments, which she has led for more than a decade.
Yet even as we turn to her significant
accomplishments as a planner, and business ambassador, her zeal for community engagement comes to the forefront.
“I like growth. I like cities. I like
development….growth can come from your professional life of course, but it also comes from being involved in the community around you.”
She enthuses about the many causes she
supports, and in particular is proud to work alongside Redwood Park Communities, a charity committed to building safe and affordable housing for families in crisis.
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a ripple of kindness FOUNDING A CHARITY FOCUSED COMMUNITY GROUP IS A DAUNTING TASK, BUT AS MARY ANNE FRITH AND BARBARA WHITE HAVE DEMONSTRATED, EVEN A SMALL“RIPPLE” CAN YIELD EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" -Aesop by
Stu Lynam |
We’ve all done it…probably thousands of
After a little research, the pair adapted
their concept to meet the needs of busy women
Thrown a pebble onto the still waters of a lake
who were looking to be part of something
or river and watched as the tiny waves extend
impactful while only requiring a minimal time
beyond the point of impact.
The inspiration for Ripple of Kindness, a
“Ripple of Kindness is meaningful giving on
community give-back group, supporting charities
a local level, and at the same time provides a way
in the Greater Simcoe Region, didn’t come while
for our membership to engage in charities they
the founders were tossing rocks. Yet the impact of
may not have otherwise known about.”
their efforts in building this unique and beneficial
organization has been the same.
definitely made a splash. Ripple has grown to
over 200 members, resulting in contributions of
The notion of assembling a group of
Since 2016 the enterprising pair have
motivated women committed to change occurred
over $140,000 to Hospice Simcoe, Gilda’s Club
to the pair, who had been friends for several
Simcoe Muskoka, Season Centre For Grieving
years, when they attended a Gilda's Club Simcoe-
Children and the Women and Children's Shelter
Muskoka fundraiser. As board chair of Gilda’s,
of Barrie as of 2018.
Barbara had invited Mary Anne to the event,
and the two discussed the charity’s lack of
social events attended by members, and have
been hosted at locales such as Drors, Georgian
BMW, Bear Creek Golf course and Bradford
“This started a conversation about other
Contributions are presented to charities at
charities in the area who are in the same
Greenhouses. “We meet four times a year at
situation, and that was how the idea came to
various locations; every event is dedicated
fruition”, say the co-founders.
to donation and spreading kindness in the
Mary Anne and Barbara were already heavily
involved in many local causes, so it was a natural
step to reach out to their respective networks
encourage any ladies who are interested to get in
about establishing ongoing community support
on a larger scale.
“ Women are welcome to join at anytime. We
The ripple is spreading. rippleofkindness.ca
“It’s exciting that there’s nothing that TIFT can’t or won’t do in pushing boundaries with their pieces.”
– Craig Lauzon, Actor
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THE ART OF BOB DYLAN by
Dave Gordon |
Many know his songs, carved into our hearts
His paintwork had culminated in a collection
since the time the Beatles and Elvis broke onto the
that became a book dubbed Drawn Blank,
music scene. And like those icons, Bob Dylan is a
released in 1994. Six more books of his paintings
music legend himself; but also an artist of many
and drawings would subsequently be published.
facets. His hands play the guitar; less famous, but
Again, Americana as only he could reflect:
no less fascinating are the works of those same
portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and street scenes.
hands that craft paintings and sculpture.
All, which he conceded, created for the purpose
When he’s not in the music studio, he is creating
to “relax and refocus a restless mind.” Harkening
works of art in his Los Angeles metalwork
to the Monet series of haystacks, Dylan’s signature
studio,combining knickknacks, random pieces,
style is to duplicate certain paintings, with the
equipment and other found items from across the
main difference being the colours or tones.
American landscape. In 2013, The Halcyon Gallery
in London displayed his exhibition of wrought
they have for me and patterns can be seen in
iron gates, dubbed Mood Swings. Gracing the
the repeating images – roads, shacks, piers,
design label of his boutique bourbon, Heaven’s
automobiles, streets, bayous, railroad tracks,
Door, are iron gates and metal rods; inspiration
bridges, motels, truck stops, power lines,
from his tactile art.
farmyards, theater marquees, churches, signs
Dylan’s paintbrush has wandered across
and symbols, etc. – all establishing a certain type
canvasses for decades: the face on the cover of
of compositional value. I would say the purpose
his album Self Portrait from 1970, and in 1974, the
is plain, non-experimental or exploratory,” he
charcoal trio of faces on the cover of Planet Waves.
“I chose images because of the meanings
“The nature of beauty, the lines, forms, shape
“The common theme of these works having
and texture that emphasize the recognizable
something to do with the American landscape –
create harmony where natural scenery is the main
how you see it while crisscrossing the land and
feature. I restricted myself to traditional subject
seeing it for what it’s worth. Staying out of the
matter viewing nothing as shallow or gaudy.”
mainstream and traveling the back roads, free born
style,” he explained of his artwork.
In 2006, the curator of the Kunstsammlungen
Museum, in Chemnitz, Germany stumbled upon
“My idea was to keep things simple, only deal with
these exquisite works on a trip to New York.
what is externally visible. These paintings are
Through her determination, Dylan consented
up to the moment realism – archaic, most static,
to a public exhibition of the works, for the first
but quivering in appearance. They contradict the
time. In 2011 and 2012, he presented his works
modern world. The San Francisco Chinatown
at Gagosian Madison Avenue Gallery; the former
street stands merely two blocks away from
being The Asia Series, images of the Far East, and
corporate, windowless buildings. But these cold
the latter a satirical look at popular magazines,
giant structures have no meaning for me in the
such as Playboy, Milan, London, Denmark all
world that I see or choose to see or be a part of or
followed by exhibitions of their own.
gain entrance to. If you look half a block away from
the Coney Island hotdog stand, the sky is littered
Today, limited editions of his work are
available to the public for purchase.
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THE MCCOUBREY MANOR, NL
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A Fairytale getaway
Entering the house at 6 Ordnance Street is like walking into a fairytale, complete with the ancient tree out front. From pocket doors to plaster moldings, the registered heritage property has been beautifully restored to its early twentieth-century construction and delights the senses with grandness unmatched in many of its contemporaries. The staircase, for instance, oozes wow-factor: there’s a statuette fixed upon the bannister and, when powered, softly illuminates the main foyer.
functional work of art. The house also has five fire-
dining area comes replete with antique silverware
The three-room Queen Anne Revival home
One of the home’s most beautiful features is
a stained glass sink in one of the four bathrooms. It, like so many other aspects of the property, is a places, four of which are fashioned with gorgeous mantlepieces. If you’re staying for a week, you could spend a night in front of each, telling stories or just enjoying each other’s company. If you’re on a vacation for one, it can be a great time to reflect, connecting with yourself. Sitting in a high-backed chair, sipping a glass of fine whisky, you’ll feel like a turn-of-the-century titan of industry.
Sitting down to dine feels like participating in
history: the house, over a century in age, has been host to many meals. It can be great conversation to discuss what dinner parties would have been like in decades past. It’s not hard to imagine, either—the
is as rich in history as it is in fine detail. It was
and bone china. The tablecloth is fine Irish linen.
originally built in 1904, when Newfoundland was
Everything, from the buffet to dining table, tells a
still a British colony, by architect William Frederick
story. There are historical tidbits, too, throughout
Butler. His previous project, Winterhome was, at
the home: decades-old dry cleaning receipts, for
the time, the most expensive house on the island;
instance, found during the property’s numerous
this home is more manageable in size. This prop-
renovations over the years. These are framed and
erty was owned initially by the McCoubrey family
proudly displayed throughout.
and throughout its history has been home to many
prominent St. John’s residents. For several de-
of the house, take some time to relax outside: the
cades it was run as a bed and breakfast; its current
second floor opens to a private balcony overlooking
owners, have restored the house to its roots and,
the beautifully secluded neighbourhood. If you
through FabStay Accommodations, are once again
have a larger group, the marble-and-hardwood
renting it to visitors.
kitchen leads to a sprawling patio complete with a
table and seating for six. At night, possibly swathed
Nestled at the foot of Signal Hill, the prop-
After taking your time to explore the interior
erty is located amongst a vast array of historical
in blankets (depending on the time of year), it’s the
landmarks. The Commissariat House and Colo-
perfect location for enjoying company, conversa-
nial Buildings are practically next door. If you’re
tion, and a bottle or two of wine.
looking for something a little offbeat: try the St.
John’s Haunted Hike. You’re also near a multitude
back in time while retaining all the luxuries of
of restaurants, shops, and museums—it’s a mere
modern living. The soft tones, rich hardwood floors,
fifteen minute walk to George Street, the epicentre
and bright open windows will transport guests to a
of downtown St. John’s. Enjoy fresh oysters, baked
simpler, more decadent period. Just remember to
goods, and other local fare. After lunch, experience
take some pictures.
The house is perfect for those who want to step
that signature Atlantic hospitality by pampering yourself at one of the city’s luxurious spas.
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THE MAPLES, NL
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Heritage and High-Living Ask any St. John’s resident in the early 1900s about The Maples and they would point to a beautiful estate on the Northeast corner of Patrick and Hamilton. Perched halfway up a steep hill on a tree-lined section of downtown, the plum-and-white property strikes an imposing image. It’s been that way for over a century.
It was built in 1898 by John Steer, a prominent
And for an intimate meal early in the morning, prepare a light breakfast and read the paper in the bright breakfast nook. You could also enjoy yourself outdoors on the patio set.
After properly refuelling, take your time
exploring the house. The four bedrooms amongst the estate, along with most every space, have individual personalities which, be it the stately master bedroom or cozy loft-for-six, paint a cohesive portrait of luxury and fine taste. It’s easily apparent the owner, Italian architect Elena Patarini Slawinski, is skilled at interior design and enjoys the
English merchant. That name may sound
process of creating beautiful spaces. Staying in this
familiar—he’s one of the Steers after which the
home is like staying in a unique, curated art gallery.
downtown street was named, the site of the popular
store he owned. One of the jewels of St. John’s,
chosen collection of antique furnishings.
it hosted in 1922 his granddaughter’s marriage
Midcentury Le Corbusier sofas, high-pile rugs,
and for the next 30 years was home to her and her
and beautifully-ornate conversation sets. These are
husband. The Maples remained in the Steer family
expertly blended with modern finishings and high-
for over half a century.
end appliances. The study, for instance, is home to
a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind desk fashioned from plate
Now, it’s yours. For a few nights, at least.
The property is populated with a carefully
FabStay Accommodations added the estate to their
glass and the inner mechanics of a piano, designed
portfolio of luxury short-term rentals and, much
by the owner herself. It sits between floor-to-ceiling
like the rest of the city, has intimate knowledge
of its robust history. The house has endured such
widespread and lasting acclaim that, until 1970, it
getting ready in one of the crown jewels of the
wasn’t even referred to by its street address—St.
property: a porcelain-and-chrome claw-foot
John’s residents simply knew where it was.
bathtub. The Maples truly offers an at-home spa
experience. It’s a refreshing way to start—and
St. John’s is a mecca for fine, world-renowned
If you decide to hit the town, take your time
cuisine. But, should you and and your houseguests
end—a day of East Coast Canadian adventure.
prefer to dine in, you’re in for a treat. The property
comes stocked with snacks and basic cooking
companions with a luxurious stay at one of
the area’s oldest and most beautiful properties.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet few days to
Gather under a beautiful hanging light fixture
Reward yourself, your family, and travelling
at the dining room table: there’s seating for eight.
yourself or a week of sightseeing and local fare,
Or spread into the parlour through massive sliding
The Maples offers an experience which, much like
doors for a more relaxed experience.
the house itself, is unforgettable.
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THE BATTERY, NL
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Recharging in the Battery
The breathtaking panorama of St. John’s Harbour is worth the price of booking alone. The stay in St. John’s, in the world-renowned Battery, is reckoned to hold the best view on the island, and the impeccably-decorated ocean view estate is almost a bonus. Emilie Bourque, our rental agent and concierge is still taken aback by the splendour from this vantage. During a home-sweet-home family stay, Pie was treated to a world-class spectacle of the magnificent Eastern Canadian landscape.
Having said that, it was often difficult to concen-
has been dominating the comfortable luxury short-
A cast-iron spiral staircase connects two levels
In the loft area, a sofa can remain as such or be
converted into a third bed. There’s also a writing desk, which proved handy in producing this piece. trate with an across-the-harbour view of Fort Amherst filling every window.
Over 70 years old, the property is not without
its share of history. The previous owner, along with his wife, raised five children here and the house expanded with each one. In fact, the structure was far from today’s finished product: the original roof had so many holes that at night, stars were visible through the ceiling. Now, you’re welcome to stargaze on one of the balconies’ many comfortable deck chairs.
Bourque manages a number of beautiful homes
under her company FabStay Accommodations and
of the property, each with its own glass-railed bal-
term rental market in St. John’s since 2015.
cony. Guests can see the entirety of the harbour.
She loves that Airbnb gives people a comfortable
Cherry red and built into the face of a massive
and family-friendly alternative to hotels. “Every
rock, it is as much a beacon as the lighthouses for
time someone stays at a FabStay Accommodations
which the area is known. Another staircase runs
property, they know to expect the exact same
along the front of the property and invites guests—
things… [they] know they’re going to be well taken
of which there is room for six—to take ownership
care of throughout their vacation.”
of something truly special, even if only for a few
to detail. Bourque hesitates to label her exemplary
The striking exterior is in strong contrast to
hosting as anything akin to a concierge service. “I
the muted earthy tones inside. Studded couches
laugh to myself—that sounds really high-end! In
and large farmhouse tables give the interior a sleek,
Newfoundland, it’s just called great hospitality.”
modern look when paired with massive, floor-to-
This goes beyond the stocked pantry—there’s pan-
ceiling windows. Along with the open concept floor
cake batter and syrup for a quick breakfast—and
plan, this is a welcoming space; even a full house
luxurious, hotel-quality linens. Need baby gear for
would have room to relax.
a family travelling with little ones, or a certain type
When guests wish to sleep or spend time alone,
of beverage upon arrival? Bourque says consider it
two bedrooms are each equipped with queen-sized
beds and private washrooms. The shale-grey walls
offer peace and tranquility matched only by the
able in the short-term rental market. But be
rolling water outside.
warned: you may end up booking a few extra
Sinking into the soft memory foam and breathing
Most apparent was the cleanliness and attention
It’s clear that Newfoundland comfort is avail-
fresh, East Coast air made for an unimaginably restful sleep.
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