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EDITOR'S LETTER

2012 the move upYear is

According to the Canadian Government, interest rates are expected to remain low into 2014 and population growth and immigration are major factors expected to prop-up housing demand in 2012 and the near future. By 2031 over 42 million people are expected to call Canada home. Mathieu Laberge, Deputy Chief Economist for The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) says, "With the Canadian economy set to expand at a moderate pace and mortgage rates expected to remain low, activity levels in 2012 in both new home construction and sales of existing homes will stay close to levels in 2011." Our own results from the first quarter of 2012 indicate that buyers have regained their confidence in the local housing market expecially in the upper end luxury homes. We have seen activity in the $2 million plus segment increase significantly over 2011 and $5 million plus homes are selling. These early results, combined with a noticibly increase in buyer activity have us extrememly excited about 2012, and feeling it may develop into one of the best years ever in Canadian Real Estate. 2012 is definitely the year to buy up to a larger home.

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ISSUE 006 SPRING/SUMMER 2012 PUBLISHER Preferred Publishing EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Christopher Invidiata EDITORS Chris Lowe Caleb Invidiata Shae Invidiata Melissa Salazar ART DIRECTORS Chris Lowe Caleb Invidiata PHOTOGRAPHERS Caleb Invidiata Lauren Leies Geoff Grenville ADVERTISING SALES Lauren Lowe Lauren Leies GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Brittany Forrest CONTRIBUTORS Nicolette Little Ivona Radon Dana Gundy Rosa Viviano For advertising inquiries please contact Lauren Lowe at 905.510.2344 or email llowe@flymedia.ca

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By Nicolette Little

Letting a Little Spring Into Your Home:

Diversity and ecological awareness are certainly informing this season’s trends.

The snowdrops are peeking through the ground and the air’s a little warmer: As the old adage goes, “spring has sprung”—or it’s about to—and with it, a common desire to embrace all that’s new. Spring’s call for renewal is felt keenly in the home. A recent visit with Marnie Warman—home décor specialist and the owner and founder of Interior Design House, with locations in Burlington and Oakville— uncovered some great strategies for freshening the look and feel of your home this spring. The season’s “it colour” is typically the first question on style-savvy clients’ minds. This year, however, interior decorators have an unexpected answer: In terms of colour choice, 2012 offers a diverse palette. An increasing trend towards eclecticism is allowing for the easy alignment of personal preferences with cutting-edge style. In Warman’s words, “this season calls for a celebration of colour, and there’s something for everyone. You have your ‘green people,’ your ‘blue people’ and your ‘orange people,’ etcetera, and right now, all of them can be

turning to natural, local and Canadian-made products.

accommodated. Anything goes.”

While synthetic materials were once decorative

For excited homeowners whose favourite colour was, until recently,

Couches and sofas already adorned with these natural

underappreciated, Warman cautions that tasteful and classic coordination remains an integral aspect of interior décor. If you’re one of the abovementioned “orange people,” for example, use this colour to accent more broadly used neutrals like cream, white, or gray. And, be sure to stick to a common theme in a room. Unrestrained colour blending can have a jarring effect—and this is the interior

essentials, cottons and linens are back in style. upholsteries are also being filled with soy-based foams. A return to natural fibres means less environmental pollutants are generated in the production process. Also, buying Canadian-made furnishings can reduce shipping distances, minimizing environmentally toxic emissions.

designer’s nightmare…

Warman emphasizes there are further bonuses to eco-

Foreshadowed, perhaps, by the clear skies we’ve seen so early this year—and

producing quality home furnishings, so “purchasing

despite this season’s open-minded approach to decoration—spring 2012’s hallmark colour is blue. From turquoise, sea foam, robin’s egg and teal to navy, high-end decorators are seeing a surge of demand for this fresh and cleansing colour. Whether manifested simply in a new coat of paint, or in popular accessories like pillows, throws, vases, lampshades and accent artwork, blue tones are washing a new look over the GTAwest’s most stylish homes.

conscious decorating: Canada has a great reputation for local products can also mean what you’ve bought has been built to last.” Diversity and ecological awareness are certainly informing this season’s trends. But, what about tips to facilitate the redecorating process? Many people redecorate a living, dining or kitchen area in hopes of

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Your redecorating choices should bring you lasting satisfaction

Spring Tips Trends and

“Do-It-Yourself ” for theDecorator

“opening” it up. An innovative, yet functional, suggestion for making an

several well chosen modern items (for example, a pair of trendy nail-headed

indoor room seem brighter and bigger is to coordinate it with nearby outdoor

chairs) to an otherwise traditional room, you can update its look without

space. If your living room is accented with fuchsia, for example, then use this

committing to a full overhaul. This step also makes a later revamping easier:

colour through to the patio furniture cushions and umbrella outside. Also,

You’re already part of the way to modern décor if you decide to pursue

plant nearby flowerbeds and planters with flowers of a similar hue—like pink

further changes.

impatiens or geraniums. This colour carryover allows a nearby deck, patio or yard area to act as an extension of inner space, making a room seem bigger.

Finally, and for eager as well as apprehensive spring decorators, having a

It also allows for similar colours to refract back into the room, enhancing

professional design consultant visit your space is a helpful first step. A décor

its feeling of coherence. This effect is heightened by spring’s particular

professional can direct you along a design path that satisfies style trends

luminescence, but provides almost year-round satisfaction.

and principles, while considering your personal tastes. As Warman says, “a home consultation costs about $250, but it’s invaluable in the peace of mind it

Your redecorating choices should bring you lasting satisfaction, and the sense of having made a good investment for your home. On this front, specialists recommend you purchase “big ticket,” or mainstay, items in neutral colours and classic designs. Buying sofas and settees in colours and patterns you won’t tire of will help you avoid expensive mistakes. Accessories or accent pieces, on the other hand, tend to be more affordable and relatively easy to replace when a new look is desired. These items can be purchased in current colour and print trends, as they keep a room up-to-date and fashionable without the stress, expense and wastefulness of righting earlier “big-ticket” faux pas. Taking time to consider your lifestyle will also help you avoid regrettable choices. Do you have two young kids, another on the way, and pets? Or, are you a young, professional couple that likes to entertain? For families with young children, durable, hard-to-soil materials and finishes are best. Shabbychic (or “distressed”) furniture and colourful cottons are perfect solutions for more rambunctious households. Ultra-modern, or “George Jetson,” style, on the other hand, works well for a more formal existence: Clean lines, a concentrated use of whites and stunning “glass ball” accessories suit lifestyles in which breakage, stain and wear-and-tear aren’t constants of daily life. For those who want an update without the stress, cost, or commitment of complete redecoration, the “transitional look” is a great solution. By adding

provides.” Her final words to the wise? Jump in—and good luck! ◊


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77 forsythe street, West harbour, Oakville Michelle Kloet & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

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380 Lakeshore road west, South west Oakville Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.380lakeshore.com

$2,349,000

144 Pinehurst Drive, South East Oakville Patsy Gauer & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

$2,450,000

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419 Spruce street, oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.419spruce.com

2235 chancery lane west, South East Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.2235chancery.com

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$2,598,000

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61 chancery lane, south east oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.61chancery.com

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178 donessle drive, old oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.178donessle.com

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1394 Lakeshore Road East, South east oakville Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.1394lakeshore.com

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300 balsam Drive, south east oakville

$2,995,000

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$2,995,000

456 lakeshore road west, south east oakville

$2,997,000

Mike Howarth & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.456lakeshore.com

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$2,998,000

390 shoreacres road. burlington Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.390shoreacres.com

4349 Lakeshore road, south burlington

1207 lakeshore road east, south east oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.1207lakeshore.com

$3,195,000

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$3,295,000

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54 Ennisclare road west, South East Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.54ennisclare.com

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249 forestwood drive, morrison Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.249forestwood.com

$3,575,000

41 second street, old oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.41second.com

$3,688,000

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22 howard avenue. old Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.22howard.com

$3,698,000

1312 Lakeshore road east, South East Oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.1312lakeshore.com

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$3,795,000

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505 Comanche road, mississauga Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.505comanche.com

$3,895,000

59 Barringham drive, morrison oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.59barringham.com

$4,395,000

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When we hear the term “summer home,” our imaginations conjure places of refuge, relaxation and fun. The reality is though, that traffic, rising gas prices and sheer distance are turning would-be cottagers away from this former getaway of choice. Many people are selling their summer homes and looking for options closer to home. And, to where are they turning? In many cases, their own backyards. Yes, the vacation is being replaced by the “staycation” and, to this end, homeowners are seeking increasingly innovative ways of turning their properties into personal utopias.

International Landscaping

Baldo and Santo Gucciardi, brothers and recognized leaders in the green industry, are directly involved with this revolution. Twenty-six years ago, they founded International Landscaping Inc. Based in Oakville, Ontario, and comprised of an internationally awarded team of horticultural and landscape design experts, International Landscaping is transforming formerly pedestrian properties into the places of amusement and repose summer homes once were.

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Transforming your backyard into an oasis of summer pleasure.

By extending a home’s typical living space into the surrounding landscape, International’s design team is turning backyards into centres for elegant entertaining. Summer is the time of year people come together to enjoy the warm weather, as well as each other’s companionship. In recent projects, International Landscaping has realized clients’ dreams of having full outside kitchens. Backyard areas with barbecues, ovens and bars allow the lucky chef to enjoy fresh air and uninterrupted conversation—all while cooking for company! Stylish pavilions and patios also offer spots for dining, after dinner drinks, or dancing. Let’s add a soundtrack to the already idealized image of banqueting outside: Outdoor sound systems, as well as mood lighting and lush plantings, enhance the experience of outdoor socializing and set a property to awe-inspiring advantage. Incorporating fire elements into outdoor entertainment scenarios adds further ambiance. Fire has always drawn people together. In ancient times, it was a source of heat and safety, and a central hub around which gossip and stories were shared. In our modern era, the sense of warmth and connection a fire creates is no different, and International is often asked to build fire features into their designs. Fire bowls, for example, reflect dramatically on nearby structures, add warmth to any outdoor space and extend the entertaining period well into the fall months. The idea of eschewing traditional office walls for an airy, birdsong-infused workspace is also a welcome one. International Landscaping’s outdoor “rooms” accommodate computers, high-speed Internet, phones, fax machines and more. With remote control activated sound systems and televisions, you can also listen to classical music, or catch the latest stock exchange quotes, while making your morning calls.

Summer is the time of year people come together

Moving workspaces out of doors is undoubtedly an increasing trend. First and foremost, however, people want their backyard to be a mecca of relaxation. Water has always had a soothing effect on mankind—both in the sound it makes as it rushes by and the fresh feeling it leaves on our skin. Now, water can be incorporated in landscapes in a variety of sophisticated ways. In fact, International is a multiple recipient of the Global AquaTekture Visionary Award (GAVA) for water environments, and they are increasingly asked to include waterscapes in their designs. Recent and lauded projects, or example, contain a variety of water features, ranging from pools and hot tubs of all sizes, shapes and designs to waterfalls. For a traditional or “untouched” look, rocks, boulders, foliage and plantings can be combined to create natural-looking waterfalls and streams. In more contemporary designs, water walls, sheer descents and negative edge pools use clean lines and contrasting materials

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First and foremost, however, people want their backyard to be a mecca of relaxation. for an eye-catching look. Fountains are another popular feature in any backyard Eden. There’s nothing quite like gazing through your bay window at an impressive cascade, or rounding the bend of a winding stone path, only to stumble upon a soothing water feature. In fact, winding pathways of stone, pebble or brick contribute significantly to the creation of a backyard paradise. They allow homeowners to step away from a bustling home, appreciate their property from different perspectives and access a special place of private repose— for example, a lakefront or garden view, or strategically located pavilion. A variety of materials like sandstone, granite, classic brick and exotic woods can be used to complement and enhance surrounding land, water and hardscapes. International’s creative team—an industry pacesetter in the architecture of personal bliss—offers one further suggestion for an optimally peaceful setting: “Well placed privacy screens, walls, or curtains can block undesirable views, and create a more intimate outdoor space.” As the desire to invest in an enjoyable backyard grows, so too does the number of awards lining International Landscaping’s walls. What is the secret to their success? According to the founders, the company’s reputation rests on several important points: First, the company is a "full service provider.” Indeed, International Landscaping’s stateof-

...the creation of a backyard paradise. the-art facilities and professional staff have the tools and skills to provide the full range of landscape services, from design and quality construction, to all-season property maintenance. Seamless project management is their forte. Many clients are looking for one stop shopping in their landscapers. Giving the client the peace of mind that all details are being looked after— from pool installation, irrigation and lighting, to plant material selection and the laying of utility lines—is a major part of what International provides. Staying in close touch with clients and listening carefully to their ideas is also a big part of the company’s customer-focused approach. Full colour computer renderings and 3D design models further International’s ability to convey design ideas to clients and keep them updated as to work in progress. Staying on the frontline of style, maintaining the highest quality at all times and respecting the environment are also important facets of the company. Regular visits to Europe, the U.S. and Asia allow them to stay abreast of emerging industry trends in design, materials, processing and implementation. But, as high-tech or stylish as some ideas might be, International emphasizes that, ultimately, “it’s not about getting a job done, but getting it done right. Just because something’s convenient and inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Over 26 years’ experience has given us the confidence to design and build landscapes that work.” And, the team’s designs and landscape creations do more than just “work.” Satisfied clients abound; they’ve been spreading the good word; and International Landscaping is becoming a household—or backyard—name, synonymous with “excellence” amongst Southern Ontario’s high-end staycation crowd. ◊ Nicolette Little is a freelance writer. Visit her website at english-­m echanic.com, or email her at wordsbynic@gmail.com. 59


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"Waterfront properties represent the most sought-after real estate, due to their limited availability and breathtaking views and setting." - Christopher Invidiata

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Luxury Living On The Lake In Mississauga PRICE: $9,998,000 Sq. Ft. 6,221 + 3,693 | Bedrooms: 5 | bathrooms: 7+2 | Views Of Toronto Skyline

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97 lakeview drive Stoney Creek

$788,900

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$1,095,000

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$2,295,000

117 Colonial Court, lakefront burlington

1524 Bayview road South West, Oakville

$1,980,000

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10 Park Avenue, Old oakville $2,955,000 Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.10parkave.com

$3,488,000

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“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” - L. Bernstein

"Helping You Help Others"

“For behold the winter has passed, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land. The time has arrived for pruning the vines.” - Song of Solomon With Spring upon us and new opportunities ahead, we look forward to being a breath of fresh air in the world of financial advice for those who have been blessed with significant amounts of capital and wish to help make this world a better place than they found it. “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully”. - 2 Cor 9:6 We believe that our "raison d’etre" at Bruce Etherington & Associates is to “help others help others” and thus make a significant difference in their lives by implementing time tested financial principals which are designed to both preserve capital and enhance the family harmony and philanthropic efforts of our clients.

We are privileged to be able to advertise in the spring issue of the Invidiata Magazine and would welcome inquiries from readers who wish to diversify their financial portfolios beyond real estate, which by the way, Christopher Invidiata and his team are more than capable of helping you with. If "bear market proofing" your capital, enhancing your yield and eliminating tax is of interest to you, in accordance with time tested financial principles, then please call us at 905-270-3126. We look forward to hearing from you and enjoying in common the coming of spring as the vines in blossom give forth their fragrance.

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5138 Lakeshore road west, south burlington $3,698,000 Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.5138lakeshoreroad.com

4100 lakeshore road west, south burlington Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.4100lakeshore.com

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4088 lakeshore road west, South burlington Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.4088lakeshore.com

1550 Bayview ROad, South west oakville Ping Shu, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative www.1550bayview.com

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2 ENNISCLARE DRIVE WEST, South EAST oakville Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.2ennisclare.com

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18 Raymar place, south east oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.18raymarplace.com

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2100 Lakeshore Road East, South east oakville $18,995,000 Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker, Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.2100lakeshore.com

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495 macdonald road, south east oakville Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.495macdonald.com

$4,495,000

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saturday, june 1 6 , 2 0 1 2 | 5 - 7 pm 1 1 5 0 lakeshore road east, oakville Enjoy exceptional music including Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, fine wines, fine foods and through the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Hugo Powell, the extraordinary venue of Chelster Hall. In support of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra Youth Program. This event is sold out. For information about the Oakville Chamber Orchestra events please call Carla Perrotta-Pyrgos at 905.483.6787.

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6086 Appleby Line, Rural Burlington Jay Bridle, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | www.6086appleby.com

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124 Maple Grove Drive, South East oakville Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | www.124maplegrove.com

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O U R PA R T N E R S A R E AT H O M E AT E D G E M E R E For those who seek the highest level of style and elegance, we are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership. Like you, our partners are simply at home at Edgemere. Each has earned undisputed leadership in their field: extraordinary interior decor from Emily Quinn, fine vehicles from Grand Touring Automobiles, the leading style and luxury of Holt Renfrew and private aviation from AirSprint. Together they represent the very epitome of distinction, elegance and prestige, and for a limited time we are pleased to offer partnership incentives up to $250,000 per residence. Edgemere Private Residences offer exceptional waterfront living in generously proportioned one- and two-level residences, with main floor master bedrooms, meticulously planned kitchens, elegant finishes, expansive terraces and breathtaking lake views on nearly 1000-feet of Lake Ontario. Starting from 2.59M. Please contact our sales team for further information or to arrange a private appointment.

PHASE ONE PREVIEW: SOLD OUT | PHASE TWO PREVIEW: NOW SELLING | POSSESSION JUNE 2013 EDGEMERE PRIVATE RESIDENCES | 1502 LAKESHORE ROAD EAST, OAKVILLE, ON | (905) 842-1502 | www.edgemere.ca

A Registered Cooperating Broker. RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage The Invidiata Team 83 Reynolds Street, Oakville, ON L6J 3K3 905-339-3444 www.invidiata.com

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Your stay with us will come to an end. But the experience doesn’t have to. As a guest of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, you appreciate the finer things. And your taste for comfort, elegance and extraordinary design isn’t likely to vanish at the end of your stay. This is why we are proud to partner with The Invidiata Team, an award-winning real estate organization that specializes in luxurious, high-end homes in and around Toronto, Canada. From innovative downtown condominiums to immaculate waterfront estates, The Invidiata Team brings you the very best this area has to offer—helping you live the Fairmont life, every day. For more information and to view available properties, visit invidiata.com To savor all the comforts of home when you travel, join Fairmont President’s Club, our complimentary guest-recognition program. You’ll enjoy personalized benefits, exclusive privileges and experiences designed around your passions. Visit fairmont.com/fpc to enroll.


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“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -HENRY FORD

CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA Sales Representative & Team Leader Christopher Invidiata began his real estate career in 1985 as he was looking for a profession that would allow him to be actively involved and present in his family life – a career that would keep him close to home. Today Christopher has two wonderful children, Shae (27) and Caleb (24), and an incredible wife of 29 years, Lesley, who has supported Christopher’s visions and efforts in business. For decades Christopher has been a leader in the community to give back as he believes “we are blessed to be a blessing.” Christopher has been a consistent supporter of many charities including, but not limited to, Sick Kids Hospital, Children Miracle Network, Circle of Care, Run For Life, Dreams Take Flight, The Fight Against Breast Cancer, and The Red Cross. The “secret” behind Christopher’s success has been loving people, whether they are part of the community or clients. Christopher Invidiata is recognized as one of the most successful Real Estate professionals Canada has known. He is RE/MAX’s leading Residential Realtor for Canada; serving the Greater Toronto Area for 25 years and specializing in Oakville’s waterfront property since 1987. RE/MAX is the largest real estate company in the world. With over 100,000 Sales Associates in more than 6,300 offices operating in more than 78 countries worldwide, RE/MAX recognizes Christopher as a “true leader amongst the leaders of the Real Estate Industry.” Christopher has sold some of Canada’s most expensive residential properties, including properties on Oakville’s waterfront. Christopher’s expertise in the Real Estate arena has made him a sought after speaker and mentor to real estate professionals in Canada, the United States, Italy and Turkey. The team’s market expertise, and commitment to exceptional service has earned them the #1 ranking in Canada for ten years, since 2001 and again in 2011. In 2007 Christopher’s team achieved the prestigious honour of being the #1 RE/MAX Team worldwide, and in 2010 and 2011 achieved #2 RE/MAX Team worldwide. Christopher is one of the few RE/MAX agents to ever receive the Circle of Legends award. Recently Christopher was appointed to the Board of Regents, an exclusive membership of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. On average, The Invidiata Team produces over $225 Million in sales volume per year. Recently in October 2011, Christopher received the Billionaire’s Club award presented by John Brian Losh, Publisher of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. The Billionaire’s award is given to agents who have achieved over a billion dollars in sales volume during their career. Christopher continues to drive and push the real estate industry in creative and innovative directions, continuously giving clients the ultimate real estate experience.

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CINDY AVIS Sales Representative As a top producer for the Invidiata Team, Cindy Avis believes her success comes from the Team’s philosophy of valuing people over properties, building trust, and providing outstanding service. Cindy specializes in the luxury market and is the recipient of the prestigious Diamond Club, RE/MAX Chairman’s Club, the RE/MAX Platinum Club, and The Hall of Fame. Cindy’s ethics and professionalism ensure that the client’s best interests are always a top priority and she is committed to providing oustanding service to her clients.

JAY BRIDLE Broker Jay has been a licensed Realtor since 1996 and obtained his Broker’s license in 2005. He grew up in Flamborough, and after living in Burlington for the past 15 years, recently moved back to the country with his wife and 3 children. Jay is experienced in residential resale, new condominium sales, land development and builder consulting, and offers specialized knowledge of condominiums and rural properties.

Mariola Broder Sales Representative Mariola has held a senior executive role in the telecommunications industry and established a successful small business providing commercial and residential interior decorating services. Throughout her career, Mariola has consistently placed customer satisfaction as her number one priority. Mariola is a long time resident of Oakville and Mississauga and currently resides in Mississauga’s Lorne Park. She is active in these communities through her volunteer efforts for the Women’s Center in Oakville and Trillium Hospital in Mississauga.

CLAUDIA CHOPIK Sales Representative Born and raised in Oakville, Claudia began her real estate career in 2005 with RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage. Before real estate, she was a Registered Nurse and Health Journalist. Claudia worked at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial and Credit Valley Hospitals, and also did research and producing for CTV National News and Discovery Health Channel. Claudia is a member of the Zonta Club in Oakville a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide.

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PATSY GAUER Sales Representative Patsy’s career in real estate began back in 1995 as a second career after spending 20 years in the financial service industry. As a 16 year resident of Oakville, Patsy feels a sense of pride and connection to this great community that has become one of the most coveted residential centers in Ontario. Working as part of The Invidiata Team for the past 10 years, Patsy has a philosophy of listening closely, providing information and allowing the client to make the decisions with no pressure.

PAMELA GOTTSCHALK Sales Representative Knowing that owning real estate may be one of the largest and wisest investments one makes, it is important to have a dedicated professional like Pamela who delivers quality service. Her strong work ethic and drive, and simply going that extra mile, have allowed her to build long lasting relationships with her clients. Pamela’s diverse work background, and having been involved in many aspects of the real estate business for 15 years, allows her to be devoted to understanding her client’s needs.

MIKE HOWARTH Sales Representative Mike immigrated to Canada with his wife Kalpna from the UK 20 years ago and has called Oakville home ever since. He has been fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout Canada and has come to realize how special Oakville and the surrounding areas are. With a solid business background and four successful years as an Independent Realtor, Mike is thrilled to be part of the Invidiata Team. Mike feels strongly that “something magical happens for clients when competent people work together collaboratively.”

SHAE INVIDIATA Sales Representative With an Associate in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Arts from The University of British Colombia, Shae Invidiata joined the Invidiata Team in 2009 and has had the privilege to work alongside her father, Christopher Invidiata who has been servicing the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga community for 27 years. Over the past year, Shae has become a part of the Toronto community. Shae has been focused on expanding The Invidiata Team into the Toronto market, looking after clients who are purchasing and selling in Toronto.

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AIMEE KAIN Sales Representative A 30 year resident of Oakville, Aimee has lived in both College Park and South East Oakville and has a strong affinity for the community in which she lives and works. She joined the Invidiata Team in November 2009 as a Support Team Member before becoming a Sales Representative. Holding bachelor degrees in Commerce and Radio & Television Arts, along with her MBA, Aimee prides herself on being a skilled negotiator but also one who builds relationships easily.

MICHELLE KLOET Sales Representative Michelle has made an impression on her clients as they continually introduce her to the people they care about to help them buy, sell and invest in Real Estate. As a committed and creative agent who enjoys taking the complexity out of the transaction, Michelle’s clients feel confident with each step of the home selling or home purchasing process. Being able to contribute to the community through charitable events keeps Michelle active in the area she works and lives.

MARIJA KOLESAR Sales Representative With passion and vision, Marija has helped her clients realize their goals in Real Estate for the past 17 years with The Invidiata Team, and through the process has created many meaningful and lasting relationships. Marija holds the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and has achieved RE/MAX’s prestigious Platinum Club and Hall of Fame awards. The care that she brings to her clients assures complete satisfaction beyond their expectations.

Kirsten Leggat Sales Representative Kirsten has been an Oakville resident since 1995 and brings with her over two decades of combined experience in residential real estate and Custom Home Sales and service. She offers specialized knowledge in the new home market, a comprehensive understanding of land values, and expertise in luxury home design. Her guidance through the intricate building process has proven invaluable to her clients, from finding the perfect lot, to customizing floor plans and selecting finishes.

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NADIA MECO Sales Representative Nadia has spent most of her life in Mississauga, and has made Oakville’s West Oak Trails community her home for the past few years. Originally from Montreal, she is fluent in French from her years living there. Nadia is experienced in residential real estate in the Oakville & Mississauga areas, and offers specialized knowledge in the luxury market and new builds. Before delving into the real estate world, Nadia enjoyed a successful marketing career.

TINA ROBERTS Sales Representative Tina has been a licensed Realtor since 1997. She grew up in Burlington and now resides with her husband and kids in Stoney Creek. For the past six years, Tina was a dedicated Buyer Specialist to two of the “Top Ten” teams in the Hamilton Burlington Real Estate Board. She is experienced in Residential and Condominium Resale, New Home Sales, Rural Residential Sales and offers specialized knowledge in the Home Buying experience from Starter home to the “Ultimate Home”.

PING SHU Broker Ping is originally from Beijing, China and has been living in the Toronto area for over 10 years. She possesses more than 10 years of real estate experience and has been licensed as a broker for 9 years. Prior to her real estate career, she spent over a decade working for international IT companies. Most of Ping’s clients are first time buyers from mainland China. As an immigrant herself, she understands the needs and wants of this unique demographic, helping her provide a more tailored service to each of her clients.

LINDA TINO-ZYlIK Broker Linda counts it a privilege to help you with what can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Her goal is to make your experience as stress- free as possible and one of her greatest pleasures comes from knowing that she has been instrumental in helping you get to where you want to be. Linda is a lifetime resident of Oakville and has been licensed as a broker since 1988. She shares the Team’s primary principle of putting the needs of the client first and looks forward to the opportunity to work for you.

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We Love Selling Homes. the invidiata team gets results in your neighbourhood.

Bronte, Oakville Listed for $439,9000

River Oaks, Oakville Listed for $749,000

Downtown Oakville Listed for $1,995,000

Mississauga Listed for $2,395,000

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Welcome to Cloud Nine The Cloud Collection is the ultimate expression of the outdoor living trend. Pioneered and perfected by Gloster, the combination of innovative design and robust cushion technology offers indoor style and comfort with the performance of a fully outdoor product. As with all the best ideas, simplicity is the key with highly modular seating units providing the building blocks for each collection. This simplicity allows a wide number of different units to integrate together to create almost limitless design possibilities.

Another example of “The Best of the Best” at The Bronze Frog Gallery in beautiful Downtown Oakville. The Bronze Frog Gallery 162 Lakeshore Road East, Downtown Oakville, ON L6J 1H4 Phone: 905.849.6338 Toll Free: 1.866.990.0092

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Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Better & Best Insurance Partners

of the Invidiata Team

Celebrating 30 Years of Success After 30 years of dedication to the Community and outstanding service to their clients, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers has become one of the largest and most respected insurance brokerages in Southern Ontario and now ranks in the top 5% of insurance brokerages in Canada. Privately owned and family operated by Dan Lawrie (President) and son, Bob Lawrie (Vice President), their 85 employees specialize in all areas of Commercial, Personal and Financial Services products (including employee benefits, life and pension). ���As specialists in all areas of insurance, clients consistently tell us that our onestop specialized solutions provide them the ease and convenience to meet all their insurance needs, with a service-first approach,” says Bob Lawrie. As they celebrate their 30th Anniversary this year, the Company credits its success to their team and strong core values. “People are at the heart of any company’s ability to succeed, people who share the same values and purpose,” says Lawrie. “Our shared core values of honesty, integrity, excellence and leadership guide us in everything that we do for our clients.” Over 10,000 individuals, families and companies depend on their services and expertise. “Our team has grown from the original five to over 85 professionals who know insurance and excel at customer service,” says Lawrie. “We will continue to anticipate our client’s needs in all areas of insurance and financial services and look forward to providing our clients and community even greater service in the next thirty years. One of the areas that DLIB consistently exceed client expectations is within their dedicated VIP Service Department. Established to meet the needs of high net worth individuals and active business owners, their attention to detail and pro-active approach is the foundation 96

of high client satisfaction. “We take a pro-active approach and take care of all the details so clients can sleep at night. And ensuring an expedited claim settlement is what we do best so clients can get back to life as it was before the loss”

Providing insurance solutions for high valued homes, automobiles and all that go with these types of assets require a high level of knowledge and expertise. “One of the most common areas of insurancce we consistently discuss with new and existing clients is liability protection. Most of our VIP clients carry $5m to $10m in liability protection and we often recommend higher limits. For clients who have US vacation properties, the exposure is even greater. Coverage while working with a not-for-profit Board of Directors can often be covered at no cost and an area we consistently review with clients.” It’s this type of pro-active service and advice that consistently earns DLIB high marks and exceptional client retention results.

DLIB continue to lead the industry with its unique IT and social media initiatives and as evidenced by their leading edge interactive website. They have recently launched a mobile website for clients to access when they need it most. It’s worth adding to your mobile device and can be downloaded by simply going to www. danlawrie.com. DLIB and its employees are proud to be involved in the communities in which they live and work and support numerous local groups and charitable organizations. By adhering to their strong core values and putting people first – their clients, their community and their team Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers is The Name You Can Trust For Insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment to see how their ‘no surprises’ approach could be the right solution for you (personally or corporately), call Bob Lawrie, Vice President at 1-800-661-1518. blawrie@danlawrie.com. Complimentary ‘working lunch’ appointments for active individuals are always welcomed.


Specialists In All Areas of Insurance. From Our Family To Yours.

Family owned and operated, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers and our 85 employees specialize in all areas of Personal, Commercial and Financial Services products including employee benefits, life and disability. Celebrating 30 years of dedication to the Community and outstanding service, we’re proud to be recognized as one of the largest and most respected insurance brokerages in Southern Ontario, ranking in the top 5% of insurance brokerages in Canada. Today, over 10,000 individuals, families and companies depend on us to protect everything that they have worked so hard to achieve. For your personal no-obligation quote (personally and/or corporately), please call Bob Lawrie, Vice President at 1-800-661-1518. blawrie@danlawrie.com.

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OAKVILLE (905) 815-0045 | BURLINGTON (905) 681-2766 | TOLL FREE (800) 661-1518


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Good things grow at Fairmont From lush grounds to wildlife-friendly golf courses to sustainable dining options, Fairmont has been committed to celebrating (and preserving) the environment for more than 20 years. For just as long, our innovative chefs and bartenders have been accenting their exquisite offerings with fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables grown in Fairmont’s own organic rooftop gardens. Some hotels even boast apiaries, harvesting their own honey on site. As a valued guest of Fairmont, you’ll be treated to the bounty of our gardens around the world, which deliver nutritionally balanced ingredients and an unparalleled flavor experience. For more information, to book your stay or to enroll in Fairmont President’s Club, our complimentary guest-recognition program, visit fairmont.com


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