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As a homebuilder, her first project was a French Chateau in Oakville, designed to replicate a home similar in Paris, France. teens she was interested in property development and real estate; growing up in downtown Toronto, the family’s favourite picnic spot was the courtyard at Casa Loma. “I was inspired by the detail and the history of the castle,” she explains. Falbo’s first foray into the real estate and home building industry began in the mid 1980s. She started investing in real estate and renovating homes. “The first home I bought as a renovation project,” she recalls of the home, which was located in the Beaches. A quick success, the home was fully remodeled and resold within 30 days of being on the market. After becoming a Tarion Builder, which is mandatory in order to be able to provide purchasers with a warranty on their new home, she says the process of writing the exam was educational and also helped in her own personal development. “Being the only woman in class was a certainly interesting,” she remembers.

as to how the world was formed and built. When she was 18 she traveled to Europe and was further inspired by architecture and awe-inspiring stone carvings steeped in history. “All that beautiful history, and to think that someone had a dream!” she says. “And still today it’s still standing for the rest of the world to enjoy.” Falbo found equal inspiration here in Toronto, which also likely helped strengthen her passion for her career as a builder and designer. In her early

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one word of English, what Falbo says they did bring with them was their work ethic, which was passed down to her. While it’s obvious Falbo loves working with bricks and mortar, she equally enjoys the experiences she has with her clients, from start to finish. “I’ve had the opportunity to work for CEOs of large companies to everyday hard-working business people. I respect and strive to do my utmost best work for each and everyone,” she says. “I really enjoy working with all my trades, I bring out the best of each and every one every day and I thank them every day for a great day’s work.” Falbo admits that custom construction building isn’t for everyone. “It has many challenges to overcome, but the fulfillment of the work done is very gratifying,” she says. I’ve found that working in construction is no different than any other business: you need to be organized and must have the leadership skills to enforce every day.” She says that part of her job is to minimize and to maximize. “In every home I look for functionality, comfort and beauty.”

In 1997 she became partner and CEO of a high-end importer of luxury furniture, home design and accessories, creating beautiful spaces for high-end homes in Canada and the USA, hotels and banquet facilities.

With talents and drool-worthy tasteful designs, it’s no wonder that Falbo has built homes in high-end neighbourhoods of Toronto and Oakville. And when you

As a homebuilder, her first project was a French Chateau in Oakville, designed to replicate a home similar in Paris, France. “The home was constructed with roof lines of curved arches, stone and brick with cut stone,” she states.

drool-worthy tasteful

A natural pairing to her passion is her strong work ethic, inherited from her parents who immigrated to Canada from Italy just after WWII. Not knowing what they would find here and not speaking

With talents and designs, it’s no wonder that Falbo has built homes in high-end neighbourhoods of Toronto and Oakville. 77

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