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EDITOR'S LETTER

O' CANADA...

I recently celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary on a Mediterranean cruise with my wife Lesley, where we visited ports in Turkey, Greece, Italy, France and Monaco. Having the opportunity to experience some of the oldest places in history, I reflected on the struggles of past generations and came to realize how fortunate we are to live in “the best Country in the World”. It is no wonder why everyone wants to come to Canada and experience the freedom, stable government, open spaces, natural beauty and peaceful life that living here affords us. Canada truly is the envy of the world. I have no doubt in my mind that in the future, Canada will continue to represent a fantastic place to call home, and that the Golden Horseshoe will continue to be the preferred destination for people, from all over the world, to move to. I am pleased to present a showcase of the finest homes for sale in the Golden Horseshoe, along with some of the areas’ finest brands, in our latest Invidiata “The Collection” Magazine. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the Fall edition just as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Christopher Invidiata Sales Representative & Team Leader

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ISSUE 009 WINTER 2012/13

The Invidiata Magazine Inc. PUBLISHER Preferred Publishing EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Christopher Invidiata SENIOR EDITORS Chris Lowe Caleb Invidiata EDITORS Shae Invidiata Alexis Culp Dana Gundy Marianne Knezovic Melissa Salazar Rosa Viviano Ashley Aberg ART DIRECTORS Caleb Invidiata Chris Lowe PHOTOGRAPHERS Caleb Invidiata Lauren Leies Geoff Grenville ADVERTISING SALES Lauren Lowe Susan Vogan GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Susan Vogan Kayla Slager CONTRIBUTORS Nicolette Little Ivona Radon Nneka Onuwalu For advertising inquiries please contact Lauren Lowe at 905.510.2344 or email llowe@flymedia.ca

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"Everyone Has A Dream Of Home Ownership And That First Home Is A Magical Experience Of Being Safe, Secure And Feeling The Joy Of Love And Family." - Christopher Invidiata

Presenting Homes From $200,000 To $2,000,000 For Sale In Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga And Surrounding Areas.

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homes from $200,000 - $2,000,000

SOLD 840 DUNDAS STREET WEST Unit 16 $399,900 Erindale | Mississauga Ping Shu, Broker Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative

5068 King street $499,900 Beamsville Tina Roberts & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

3981 Janice drive $539,000 Churchill Meadows | Mississauga Michelle Kloet & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representative

2120 Itabashi way unit 211 $529,000 Burlington Marija Kolesar & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

300 Ravineview way unit 5 $609,900 Joshua Creek | Oakville Claudia Chopik & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

2528 Rebecca street $699,000 Bronte | Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 2528rebecca.com

3901 Janice Drive $667,500 Churchill Meadows | Mississauga Michelle Kloet & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

1169 blueheron boulevard $669,900 Creditview | Mississauga Claudia Chopik & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

532 Symons Crossing $674,900 Milton Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

111 campbell road $760,000 Brantford Tina Roberts & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

113 Lakeshore road west $789,000 Central Oakville Marija Kolesar & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

SOLD 162 Suffolk $679,900 Southwest Oakville Mike Howarth & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

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103 Brant street unit 1 Central Oakville

$789,000

Marija Kolesar & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

SOLD 1327 Roundwood Crescent | West Oak Trails | oakville

$619,900

Cindy Avis, Michelle Kloet & Christopher Invidiata, Sale Representatives

SOLD 2262 grand Ravine Drive River Oaks | Oakville

$799,000

Patsy Gauer & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

387 allan street Old Oakville

$815,000

Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 387allan.com

4375 Adrian Avenue | Shoreacres | Burlington Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative

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$715,000

203 Third Line Bronte | Oakville

$849,500

Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representative


Steps away from everything Oakville.

THREE INSPIRED PREMIUM CUSTOM HOMES STARTING FROM $1,898,000 IN AN EXCLUSIVE, PRIVATE ENCLAVE ADJACENT TO APPLEBY COLLEGE ONLY TWO REMAIN. LOT THREE LISTED FOR $1,956,550

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homes from $200,000 - $2,000,000

3150 Trailside Drive | oakville Marija Kolesar, Mariola Broder & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

160 SPEED ISLAND TRAIL | CAMBRIDGE Tina Roberts & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

$999,999

1381 Wheelwright road | oakville $949,000 Cindy Avis, Michelle Kloet & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 1381wheelwright.com

2147 lakeshore Road West | Bronte | Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 2147lakeshore.com

469 Maple avenue | Old Oakville Cindy Avis, Aimee Kain & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 469maple.com 24

$948,800

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2285 Adirondak trail | Oakville $1,049,000 Claudia Chopik & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives the invidiata team


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homes from $200,000 - $2,000,000

215 Lakewood Drive $1,098,000 Central Oakville Cindy Avis, Amiee Kain & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 215lakewood.com

$1,199,900 3374 Fox Run Circle Lakeshore Woods | Oakville Claudia Chopik & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

288 Robinson Street $1,225,000 Old Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 288robinson.com

$1,045,000 3113 Watercliffe Court Bronte Creek | Oakville Aimee Kain & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 3113watercliffe.com

1392 Hazelton Boulevard $1,099,000 Tyandaga | Burlington Patsy Gauer & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

117 Spring Azure Crescent $1,249,900 Bronte | Oakville Shae Invidiata & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

2218 Hampstead Road $1,049,000 River Oaks | Oakville Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

44 Head Street $1,169,000 Central Oakville Kirsten Leggat & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

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10 Burnet Street | Central Oakville

$1,249,000

Marija Kolesar, Mariola Broder & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

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SOLD $1,325,000 343 Randall Street Old Oakville Michelle Kolet, Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

130 Burgundy Drive $1,429,000 Morrison | Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 130burgundy.com

269 Pinehurst Drive $1,499,000 Southeast Oakville Kirsten Leggat & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

$1,399,000 233 Brookfield avenue Burlington Marija Kolesar, Mariola Broder & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

460 Watson avenue $1,498,000 Old Oakville Cindy Avis, Aimee Kain & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 460watson.com

117 Selgrove Crescent $1,429,000 Southwest Oakville Patsy Gauer & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

$1,499,900 234 Brookfield Avenue Burlington Marija Kolesar, Mariola Broder & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives

88 Mississaga street | Bronte | Oakville Shae Invidiata & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

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$1,349,900

21 Chisholm Street $1,639,000 Central Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 21chisholm.com

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$1,679,000

411 Maple Grove Drive | SouthEast oakville Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

$1,698,000 48 Chisholm Street | central Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 48chisholm.com

SOLD $1,798,000

282 Gatestone Avenue Ford | Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 282gatestone.com

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$1,789,000

1530 Briarwood Crescent Southeast Oakville Cindy Avis, Aimee Kain & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 1530briarwood.com

150 Douglas Avenue $1,598,000 Old Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 150douglas.com


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homes from $200,000 - $2,000,000

$1,890,000 465 Maplehurst Avenue Southwest Oakville Michelle Kolet & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 465maplehurst.com

41 Navy Street $1,850,000 Old Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 41navy.com

$1,999,000 1012 Rebecca Street | Southwest Oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative

76 Dunn Street | Old oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 76dunn.com

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$1,898,000 1093 Melvin Avenue Morrison | Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata Sales Representatives | 1093melvin.com

$1,980,000

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CHINA & INDIA: KEY INFLUENCERS IN HOUSING DEMAND

THE U.S. & CANADA: DIFFERING MARKETS AT A GLANCE

As emerging markets, China and India are both showcasing, each in different ways, what can happen to a quickly growing real estate market. The Globe and Mail states, that in China, government regulations have been implemented to curb overvalued home prices. The regulations are preventing a housing bubble and are making it more possible for the middle class to purchase real estate. Regulations include limited purchases for citizens that have permanent residency for the city and restrictions against multiple purchases. The housing bubble is now deflating quickly. Another reason Chinese buyers want to invest money in Canada.

The United States and Canada have historically been tied to one another and are often compared. Not only are they geographic neighbours, but they both house economic forces whose actions can impact the rest of the world.

In comparison, India’s real estate market is continuing at a strong level. The economy has grown quickly over the past decade and a half. According to Forbes, the country is now experiencing a real estate boom. Real estate contributes over $200 billion to the nation’s GDP. Owners of even modest properties, especially those in large urban centres are now holding a valuable investment in their hands. We are experiencing increased interest from India as well. It is certain that real estate investors will want to learn more about the growing opportunity that is taking place in India, as well as keep a close eye on the status of the regulations in China and what they will mean for China’s housing market moving forward.

In the aftermath of the 2008 economic decline, investors worried about the state of the U.S. housing market. Now, Advisor.ca says that the housing market is strengthening slowly; meaning once hesitant investors may have the opportunity to purchase with renewed confidence. The positive turnaround is happening because of several reasons, one remains clear: people need homes. The population in the U.S. is growing and as it increases, new homes need to be built to meet the demand. Not only is the demand for housing growing, but several key factors are encouraging prospective home buyers to make their purchases. According to Advisor.ca the key influences in the U.S. housing market are: 1. Record low mortgage rates 2. Stable price increases 3. Low vacancy rates. A limited supply of previously lived-in homes encourages new home purchases In addition, Advisor.ca reveals that applications for building permits have increased by 12 per cent – the highest they have been since July 2008. Further, the U.S. Department of Commerce indicated that new home construction rose 15 per cent this past September. This gradual upward momentum for the U.S. housing market is suggesting that builders are confident in the demand for new housing. In comparison, Canada’s continuously strong real estate industry shines and offers a bright outlook to potential home buyers. Moreover, concerns about the effect of the Eurozone crisis for the Canadian economy can be put to rest, when the strength of Canada’s housing market is considered. One of the factors creating a strong housing market in Canada is the low interest rates. What’s more is that the low interest rates are expected to persist, according to Gord Nixon, President and CEO of The Royal Bank of Canada.

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In addition, Advisor.ca says we are seeing higher occupancy. An increased amount of Canadians are buying real estate. This is reflective of Canada’s growth in manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and employment. Canadians are fortunate enough to be able to make great investment choices right here in Canada.


ESTATE minute BY: CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA

THE WORLD EYES EUROPE As the world looks on to see how Europe will handle the deepening Eurozone crisis, we are seeing both negative and positive news come about in the European housing market. According to Advisor.ca, in Q2 2012, Ireland’s average house prices fell 17 per cent year-over-year. In Spain, the situation was not much better, as home prices recently declined by 10 per cent year-over-year. In addition, the recession and a 25 per cent unemployment rate in Spain have caused an inventory of unsold homes. Stricter credit conditions have also discouraged potential buyers in Europe. Advisor.ca reveals that some European countries have not been as negatively impacted, and have recently reported positive real estate market news. For instance the U.K. has seen modest signs of improvement fuelled by the opportunity to purchase less expensive properties because of the European economic decline. Economists forecast that Europe’s housing market will rebound, as the demand for housing grows. When speaking about the European housing market, Adrienne Warren, Senior Economist for Scotiabank said, “Eventually, though, improved housing affordability and pent-up demand will boost these markets.” When that is going to happen is the important question. For now, we look on with the rest of the world, waiting to see what interesting opportunities will surface despite the economic crisis in Europe.

THE REAL ESTATE MARKET: A GLOBAL OVERVIEW The financial decline of 2008 and the Eurozone crisis have left many prospective home buyers and investors wondering about the condition of the real estate market. This season I examine the real estate market on a global level to provide better insight into what the current driving forces are and what this means for real estate investment.

Associated Press. (2012, October 17). U.S. home construction at 4-year high. Advisor.ca. Retrieved from http://www.advisor.ca/news/economic/u-s-home-construction-at-4-year-high-92859 Bansal, M (2012, August 28). India's Real Estate Boom Yields Suitcases Full Of Cash. Forbes.com. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2012/08/28/indias-real-estate-boom-yields-suitcases-full-of-cash/ Faba, N (2012, October 17). 4 reasons to invest in Cdn real estate. Advisor.ca. Retrieved from http://www.advisor.ca/news/industry-news/4-reasons-to-invest-in-cdn-real-estate-92866 Sharma, S (2012, June 13). Global real estate remains under pressure. Advisor.ca. Retrieved from http://www.advisor.ca/news/economic/global-real-estate-remains-under-pressure-81784 Staff. (2012, September 14). Global property markets strained: report. Advisor.ca. Retrieved from http://www.advisor.ca/news/industry-news/global-property-markets-strained-report-89808 Wheeler, Carolynne (2012, May 18). China makes headway in cooling housing market. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/china-makes-headway-in-cooling-housing-market/article4186767

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Building Lots & Vacant Land

BUILDING LOTS & VACANT LAND

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1 Maple Grove Drive, Southeast Oakville 1.35 Acre Land Lot + 1.85 Acre Water Lot Listed For: $7,998,000

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Oakville 498 Chamberlain Lane, Southeast Oakville 255 Westdale Road, Southwest Oakville 291 Dalewood Drive, Morrison Oakville

100' x 125' .40 Acres .40 Acres

$990,000 $1,299,000 $1,485,000

Marija Kolesar & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives Patsy Gauer & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives Patsy Gauer & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

$1,895,000 $2,295,000

Kirsten Leggat & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

$698,000 $1,198,000 $1,750,000 $2,249,000 $2,995,000

Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative

Cottage country Penman Island - Lake Rosseau, Muskoka 1000 Goffat Island, Ramara

BURLINGTON 538 Stillwater Crescent, Burlington 534 Stillwater Crescent, Burlington 156 Walkers Line, South Burlington 4156 Inglewood Drive, South Burlington 115 Appleby Place, South Burlington

50' x 110' 50' x 110' 99.54' x 201.28' 160' x 192' 220' x 298'

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WHAT’S HOT COSMO CHAISE Cosmo chaise with pewter nailhead detail is custom made through House Warmings. The chaise is a reflection of the design experience and style selection of this family run business in Oakville. Available at House Warmings. www.housewarmings.ca

ZO SKIN HEALTH Dr. Obagi's newest line of Skin Care. Try Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus - This Stuff is Potent. Available through Dr. Grace at The Grace Clinic. www.drgrace.ca BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Luxurious Cashmere and Wool Jacket $4,595 Soft, light-weight and warm Cashmere and Silk scarf $1,195. Available at Burrows Clothiers. www.burrowsclothiers.com

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EXOTIC IDZILLA VASES Handcrafted in South Africa with traditional tribal brass rings and beaded embellishment. Retails for $865 & $614 Available at Touch Of Africa www.touchdelafrique.com


LOCAL IN OUR TOWN COLOURS OF THE SEA Bryon Sutherland's glass sculptures are free form creations, inspired by the natural colours and the sea. Hand blown, each an individual piece, totally unique, these pieces look incredible grouped together or displayed individually. Available at Bronze Frog. Retails from $575 www.bronzefroggallery.com

MID CENTURY SWEDISH OCCASIONAL CHAIR High back, hand crafted sold beechwood with zebrawood veneers. Shown in French Polish. Available through Reimer Design Incorporated www.reimerdesign.com

SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS Cotton Outerwear Coat with shearling collar by Gimo's of Italy. Stretch Cotton-Wool pants with leather trim by Pal Zileri. Suede Brogue with crepe sole by Donald Pliner Available at M for Men www.mformen.com

ILLUME PRODUCTS Inviting red wine notes mingle with oakwood resins and warm mulling spices create a mood of love and celebration. This Mulled Wine diffuser, room-spray and candle are one of the many Illume products. Available at House Warmings. www.housewarmings.ca

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WHAT’S HOT WRAP YOURSELF IN LUXURY 100% cashmere reversible wrap, trimmed and fringed with Rex fur. Made in Canada and available in different colour combinations. Available at Tocca Finita. Retails for $850 www.toccafinita.ca PINKALICIOUS Exceptionally rare and appreciating investment in luxury- a rare fancy pink diamond weighing 1.23 carats exquisitely set in platinum and 18kt rose gold. Available at Knar Jewellery Oakville. Retails for $138,000.00 www.knar.com

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CAMEO'S KITCHEN OF THE FUTURE From the core material of the doors which are FSC approved, to the water based sealers and urethanes that are CARB 2 compliant and have no VOC’s, to the LED lighting. Technologically this kitchen showcases ‘servo drives’ and lit drawer interiors. The WOW factor is the interactive backsplash, that is comprised of 3 monitors connected to a computer which allows multi-functionality. Marble counter tops and floor, chrome handles and the gorgeous lit agate breakfastbar complete the esthetics. Available through Cameo Kitchens and Fine Cabinetry. www.cameokitchens.com


LOCAL IN OUR TOWN ZEN ELEGANCE Elegantly relaxed French-inspired chair dressed in a zen palette; linen and faux suede are soothing to the eye and will soften a home's formality. Available at Interior Design House. www.interiordesignhouse.com

KALEIDESCAPE MOVIE SERVER The world's premier movie server, the Kaleidescape System stores copies of all your Blu-ray and DVD movies and presents your entire collection onscreeen. Available at Sublime Integration. www.sublimeintegration.com

STAY NATURAL Tata Harper's skincare line is 100% natural and thoroughly scientific in its approach to wellness and anti-aging. Just in and exclusive to Rosewater Spa of Oakville! Available at Rosewater Spa. www.rosewaterspa.com

BARRINGTON'S OWN Coyote collar with satin bow $325 Coyote boot cuff (fits most boots) $275 Available at Barrington's. www.barringtons.ca

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RETAIL RESTAURANT

OAKVILLE - FOR SALE 1464 Cornwall Road - #8, South East Oakville

1,025 Sq. Ft.

$590,000

Marija Kolesar & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

Hamilton - FOR SALE 410 Nebo Road, Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton 100’ x 139.99’ Lot

$499,900

Michelle Kloet & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

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international landscaping inc. landscape design | construction | maintenance through years of experience and attention to the smallest detail, international landscaping has established a benchmark for quality and service.With our state of the art facility, international landscaping is uniquely qualified to handle all of your landscape management needs in the most professional and dependable manner. We take great pride in our strong roots and our history of success. let our experience help enhance your property and turn your visions into reality. since its foundation by principals Baldo and santo gucciardi, International Landscaping has developed into one of the most respected full service landscape companies within the green industry. the dedicated professionals who comprise our workforce strive to make a difference. our design, construction and maintenance team boasts the most accomplished personnel in their respective fields.

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RAIN The Coventry - 253 & 261 Church Street | Downtown Oakville

THE COVENTRY

Unit 404

$2,595,000

Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

the shores - 1 Bronte Road | oakville Unit 519

$1,099,000

Shae Invidiata & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

2185 marine drive | Bronte | Oakville Unit 504

$458,900

Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

Eleven Residences - 11 st. joseph street | Bay bloor corridor | Toronto $388,888

Shae Invidiata & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

60 old mill road | Oakville Unit 304

ELEVEN RESIDENCES

$397,999

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Shae Invidiata & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

Onesherway - 235 Sherway Gardens Road | etobicoke Unit 2005

$325,900

Patsy Gauer & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

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296 Alscot crescent | oakville Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 296alscot.com

$1,949,000

380 Lakeshore Road West | Southwest oakville Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 380lakeshore.com

$2,249,000

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4400 Lakeshore road | Burlington Mike Howarth & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 4400lakeshore.com

$2,299,000

1249 Lakeshore Road East | OAKVILLE Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 1249lakeshore.com

$2,388,000

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95 Howard street | old oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 95howard.com

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$2,395,000

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117 Caulder drive | Oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 117caulder.com

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$2,398,000

$2,580,000

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1394 Lakeshore road east | morrison | Oakville Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 1394lakeshore.com

$2,695,000

431 fourth line | west Oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | 431fourth.com

$2,695,000

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410 drummond road | Southeast Oakville Marija Kolesar & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 410drummond.com

$2,899,000

SOLD 285 Dalewood drive | old oakville Kirsten Leggat, Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

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$3,450,000

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Performance Center Escape to where iconic design and contemporary luxury set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences at Mercedes-Benz Burlington. Retreat to surprising, sensory environments where an amplified showroom, vibrant lounges, innovative cuisine, spa and golf amenities create more than just a dealership experience, but a luxury lifestyle experience. Mercedes-Benz Burlington is pleased to announce its latest achievement. As an official AMG Performance Center, we are now the regions Number One Mercedes-Benz dealership for AMG Sales and Service. Don’t have time to come see us? Register online or call our Customer Care Center for an AMG test drive at your home and see what your driveway will look like with the AMG touch. Q-Spa Q-Golf Q-Cafe Q-Theatre Quantum Auto Spa 2012 Mercedes-Benz Star Dealer of the Year

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1416 Lakeshore road east | MOrrison | Oakville Marija Kolesar, Maria Broder & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 1416lakeshore.com

$3,390,000

54 ENNISCLARE ROAD WEST | MORRISON | oakville Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 54ennisclare.com

$3,398,000


1312 LAKESHORE ROAD EAST | MORRISON | oakville Mike Howarth & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 1312lakeshore.com

$3,788,000

5019 LAKESHORE ROAD | BURLINGTON Mike Howarth & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 5019lakeshore.com

$3,998,000

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4349 LAKESHORE ROAD | BURLINGTON Mike Howarth & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 4349lakeshore.com

$4,300,000

67 HOWARD AVENUE | OLD OAKVILLE

$4,195,000

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495 MACDONALD ROAD | SouthEast Oakville Nadia Meco & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 495macdonald.com

$4,495,000

1127 LAVENDER LANE | OAKVILLE Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 1127-lavender.com

$4,195,000

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WATERFRONT PROPERTIES

538 STILLWATER CRESCENT | WATERFRONT | BURLINGTON Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

$698,000

534 STILLWATER CRESCENT | WATERFRONT | BURLINGTON Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

$1,198,000

SOLD 10 NAUTICAL LANE | waterFRONT | ETOBICOKE Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

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$1,598,000

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156 WALKERS LINE | ROSELAND | BURLINGTON Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 156walkers.com

$1,750,000

1000 GOFFAT ISLAND | GOFFAT ISLAND | RAMARA Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 1000goffat.com

$2,295,000

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RULE BENDING MEETS TRADITION IN THE NAME OF CULINARY EXCELLENCE: TWO OAKVILLE MEN’S QUEST FOR THE “PERFECT” ITALIAN PIZZA

7 PIZZERIA & ENOTECA

BY: NICOLETTE LITTLE

located in Downtown Oakville’s trendy Town Square—provides a delectable dining experience like no other. 7’s excellence lies in a paradigm set by its creators, Artur Koczur and Brayan Stoyanov, to revere Italian culinary tradition while “playing by their own rules,” as needed. A recent meeting with Brayan unearthed clues to this restaurant’s early, stellar and sustained success.

The way Artur and Brayan came up with the idea for their European-style pizzeria is a tale worth telling. According to the latter man, “Artur had been yakking about how we should do a pizza” for some time. But for Brayan—an engineer by trade and the Creative Designer behind 7’s architectural style—deeper interest didn’t take root until he traveled to Capri. While visiting this paradisiacal island, he toured the romantic Villa Fersen. His appreciation for its subterranean grotto and vaulted ceilings resulted in an “aha” moment: “Suddenly, if we did a pizzeria, I knew what I wanted it to look like,” he tells me. It’s not hard to see how Brayan’s exposure to Villa Fersen influenced 7’s architecture. The low arches, dimmed Moda lighting and wooden cabinetry give the space an intimate, grotto-like feel. In fact, many guests compliment Artur and Brayan on the fact that, when they dine at the pizzeria, they feel as though they’ve been “transported” to another time and place. The addition of bold, cow-skin bar chairs gives a modern accent to this décor. It emphasizes the fact that, while the creators’ main focus lies in authenticity, they have a predilection for rule bending in the interest of design and culinary excellence. While 7’s architecture is captivating, the restaurant’s flavourful pizzas make return customers of its diners. In pursuit of Italian cooking tradition, Artur and Brayan flew Stefano Ferrara—a famed maker of pizza ovens—to Oakville from Naples, Italy. A fourth generation artisan, Ferrara built the wood-burning oven 7 uses. According to Brayan, “Ferrara is brilliant. His family has been making these ovens for generations, and he built this one from scratch, on-site. There were no blueprints, and no map.”

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The next step was to fly in a Neapolitan pizza maker—or pizzaiolo— from Italy.

over

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Italian Wines

Tony Ferone Danieli grew up in Naples and learned the pizzamaking tradition from his family. He keeps a constant eye on the oven’s heat, changing it in consideration of the temperature out of doors. The weather outside—whether rainy or sunny—affects pizza dough, and can alter its consistency and taste. Finally, Tony kneads and presses the dough, which is made from the finest ground “0-0” flour around, and touches it a maximum of seven times. (Have you guessed how 7 got its name?) Apparently, while every “pizza guru” has his own style, the best pizzaiolos know that the less you touch the dough, the better the pizza will turn out. In addition to flying artisans in from Italy, Artur and Brayan traveled Canada to seek out the best and most authentic, yet sustainable, ingredients. “We bring in a number of our cheeses and cured meats from Italy, but what we can find in Canada, we’ll get here,” Brayan says. He and Artur have visited farms around Ontario and Quebec, preferring to get a feel for where their meats, cheeses and eggs are coming from, and to ensure their ingredients are being produced in ecologically and ethically responsible ways. Brayan describes their policy on ingredients as “traditional, mixed with Canadian realities.”

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What's in the house is always changing, but customers are treated to unique options every time they dine. 7’s dining experience is enhanced yet again by its international list of beers and fine wines. Whether you’re looking for a beer from Japan or Poland, or one of over seventy-five Italian wines, your taste buds will be satisfied at 7. Brayan pays generous homage to Artur’s palate, claiming that his friend has become something of a connoisseur over the years. “Sometimes Artur manages to buy three cases of a great wine that’s hard to find. We try it out, and our customers enjoy it. When it runs out, it’s out—but we’ve all had a great experience in the meantime.” So, what’s in the house is always changing, but customers are treated to unique options every time they dine.

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Conversing with 7’s Creative Designer has been engaging from start to finish. Over the course of an hour, Brayan’s description of the pizzeria’s origins has taken me on an imaginative journey from Capri to the farms of eastern Canada, and into the workings of his and Artur’s culinary philosophies. As I emerge from 7’s comfortably cavernous space and into the daylight of Town Square, there’s one further place I know I’ll need to visit: I’ll be back to enjoy 7’s menu and atmosphere very, very soon.


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4156 INGLEWOOD DRIVE | SHOREACRES | BURLINGTON Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | 4156inglewood.com

3204 Shoreline drive | Bronte | Oakville Marija Kolesar & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 3204shoreline.com

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$2,990,000

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There are a myriad of reasons for BUYING, GIVING and WEARING JEWELLERY and WATCHES... Find love, passion and luxury infused in every ring, made by hand in Switzerland since 1858. Exclusively available at Knar Jewellery Oakville. Retails from $11,150

but chief among them is the desire to celebrate life’s most important occasions. These treasured accessories are all about passion, people and relationships – past, present and future - and such adornments sometimes simply remind us to reflect on happy days, loved ones, and special times. Jewellery is also a way to express our uniqueness and fashion sense. Fine clothing with flare is wonderful but unique and beautiful jewellery always seems to give that finishing touch unique to us and shows our way of “exciting our wardrobe” with our own signature style. Today, jewellery lovers have a number of options to make their own fashion statements with jewellery. One way is to select from some of the world’s top designers often seen in high profile magazines and far off, exotic locations. Another way is to seek and find smaller, local designers who are usually just as world-class and sometimes are the actual makers behind the jewellery of the rich and famous. If individuals want to seriously express themselves and want to be totally exclusive, they can have their jewellery custom made.

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This is a terrific option if the right jeweller is chosen. The inner thoughts of the buyer combined with the hands of skilled designers and craftsmen can create jewellery with a soul that provides years of enjoyment and stories to be told. Today’s jewellery making technology allows personalized designs that only five years ago could never have been achieved. Whenever asked about what is the best route to go, Knar Jewellery usually recommends choosing the jeweller as carefully as choosing the jewellery itself. Remember, choosing jewellery can be a very emotional occasion - who it’s for and when will it be worn can be intimidating and nerve wracking (think engagement ring!). As well, keep in mind that jewellery chosen well today can become tomorrow’s heirlooms, so choose wisely. Knar Jewellery, one of Canada’s award-winning jewellers, has three exquisite shops in Oakville, Waterloo and Guelph. Owned and operated by brothers Greg and Jeff Buzbuzian, Knar Jewellery will also soon launch their newest store in Toronto (Yorkville) at 38 Avenue Rd. The new Knar Boutique proudly sits at the corner of Avenue Road and Prince Arthur Avenue just across from the former Four Seasons Hotel. The boutique will feature the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds – a Toronto exclusive - as well as some of the most creative collections available today. So whether you’re buying jewellery to give to someone you love or you’re looking for the piece that adds that personal flare, the expert jewellers at Knar are there to help you choose or design that perfect piece that will stand the test of time.

THE ARCEAU 43MM CHRONO Crafted in Switzerland. Classic, timeless and unpretentious, this watch embodies the Hermès style. Now available at Knar Jewellery Oakville. Retails at $6,250

321 Cornwall Road, Old Oakville Market Oakville, Ontario L6J 7Z5 (905) 815-8777 www.knarjewellery.com

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SOLD 21 FIRST STREET | old OAKVILLE Cindy Avis & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives

$3,100,000

5138 lakeshore road | southwest burlington Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | 5138lakeshore.com

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$3,698,000


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

$3,698,000

$3,698,000

1550 BAYVIEW ROAD | SOUTHWEST OAKVILLE Ping Shu, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | 1550bayview.com

$4,680,000

$4,680,000

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Sharing Their Love of Good

Food and Good Company in Their

By Nneka Onwualu

Community

What do you get when you combine the love of good food, good wine and good company with a deep love for community? In Oakville, the answer is simple: Seasons, Corks and Maluca, restaurants owned by wellknown restauranteurs Tammy and George Couto. “George and I love our community. It’s why we opened Seasons 16 years ago and it’s why we decided to open two more restaurants right here in Oakville,” says Tammy. “Introducing our clientele to different foods and wines is our passion, but being part of this great community is what truly inspires us.”

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Seasons Restaurant is Tammy’s “baby” as she affectionately calls it. “I start my day at Seasons baking fresh bread, helping with desserts, touching base with the staff.” She then makes the rounds to Corks and Maluca and back again to Seasons, ensuring at each visit that her staff are ok and that her clientele are well looked after. Visiting all three locations, sometimes twice daily, is common and Tammy is thrilled to see that her clientele are beginning to enjoy 1 4 2 L AK E SHORE ROAD E AST 9 0 5 - 8 4 2 - 6 111

"GEORGE AND I LOVE OUR COMMUNITY. IT'S WHY WE OPENED SEASONS 16 YEARS AGO..." FOOD


For Tammy And George, THEIR TRIFECTA OF RESTAURANTS IS ABOUT ONE THING: The People. making the rounds too, sometimes on the same night. In fact, many regulars start out at Corks, head to Seasons for a fine meal and end the night at Maluca to share a small plate with friends. “We’ve had regulars coming to Seasons since it opened. It’s the highest compliment that anyone could pay us, the return business, and the fact that our customers are choosing Corks and Maluca, too, is amazing.” At Seasons, the more traditional of the three restaurants, the lunch and dinner menus change with the seasons, serving the best in fresh local foods with a creative flare. The restaurant itself is elegant, warm and inviting where guests enjoy a fine meal and an extensive yet moderately priced selection of wines, all the while taking in the talents of local artists whose artwork is prominently exhibited at the restaurant. “Seasons gives our local artists a venue to showcase their talents with a constantly changing exhibition, and our clientele love it,” Tammy says. Corks is a Tapas-style restaurant. With Spanish, Portuguese and Italian influences, Corks features a wide range of delicious choices like Charcuterie plates (all of the meats and sausages are hand made), seafood, and sliders. Cosy to a “T”, Corks is perfect for those who want to relax, indulge in good food and wine, and each other’s company. 1 3 4 L AK E SHORE ROAD E AST 9 0 5 - 8 44- 0676

Tammy describes the food at Maluca, the newest addition to the family, as having more of a French influence. Specializing in cheese plates and Charcuterie, it too offers an impressive wine list.

“Seasons, Corks and Maluca are all about the experience, the sharing of food, of people coming together. To share our love of good food, good company and community with our clientele makes us extremely proud.”

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854 Longfellow Avenue | lorne park estate | Mississauga Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representative | 854longfellow.com

$5,295,000

2 ennisclare drive west | morrison | oakville Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 2ennisclare.com

$5,899,000

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18 RAYMAR PLACE | SOUTHEAST OAKVILLE Linda Tino-Zylik Broker, Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 18raymar.com

$6,698,000

140 oaklands park court | ALDERSHOT | SOUTH BURLINGTON Pamela Gottschalk, Shae Invidiata & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 140oaklands.com

$7,998,000

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854 LONGFELLOW VIP EVENT

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 1. 854 LONGFELLOW VIP EVENT 2. MELISSA SALAZAR, ALEXIS CULP, AND ROSA VIVIANO 3. MIKE HOWARTH (INVIDIATA TEAM SALES REPRESENTATIVE) & CLIENT 4. 854 LONGFELLOW VIP EVENT 5. LINDA TINO-ZYLIK (INVIDIATA TEAM BROKER) & CLIENT 5. ALRIGHT-ALRIGHT, THE BAND

MAGAZINE EVENTS

Networking with the Better & Best Brands

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 1. ENTRANCE OF ELIZABETH INTERIORS 2. THOMASVILLE EXTERIOR 3. MARKETING PARTNER GIFTS 4. BALDO GUCCIARDI & CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA 5&6. REFRESHMENTS 7. NETWORKING PARTNERS ENJOYING SOME REFRESHMENTS 8. PAUL MACE, ADDISON SIEMKO, ALLAN SAULENAS & JEFF BUZBUZIAN

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563 NORTH SHORE VIP EVENT

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 1. MERCEDES-BENZ BURLINGTON 2. CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA SHARING A FEW WORDS 3. MERCEDES-BENZ BURLINGTON 4. CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA, MICHAEL LEE-CHIN, AND KEN SZEKELY 5. ATTENDEES OF 563 NORTH SHORE VIP EVENT

JACK'S LEMONADE 2012

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: 1. CJ LOWE 2. SAFARI MASCOT & CHILD HAVING FUN 3. CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA SHOWING HIS LOVE FOR ANIMALS 4. JUNGLE CAT WORLD TRAINER & COUGAR 5. CHILD AND PARENT ENJOYING THE PETTING ZOO 6. JUNGLE CAT WORLD TRAINER & TIGER

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1092 argyle drive | southeast oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker, Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 1092argyle.com

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$11,499,000

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2100 LAKESHORE ROAD EAST | southeast oakville Linda Tino-Zylik, Broker, Pamela Gottschalk & Christopher Invidiata, Sales Representatives | 2100lakeshore.com

WATERFRONT

$17,995,000

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a touch of a touch of Grace BY NNEKA ONWUALU

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Grace

After kids, careers and too much fun in the sun, Dr. Douglas Grace tells us how we can lo­ok like ourselves again – only better.

Laugh lines. Crows feet. Dull, sun damaged skin. Waistlines

cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as laser and non-

that just won’t snap back to size. Breasts that no longer defy

laser skin rejuvenation. At The Grace Clinic, which is located

gravity. Sound familiar? They should – they are the telltale

in the heart of downtown Burlington, Dr. Grace and his team of

signs of aging, having kids, busy careers and spending too much

professionals will work with you to develop a comprehensive

time in the sun.

and customized plan, tailored to fit your individual needs.

Fortunately for us, there have never before been so many

“Surgery is not a one size fits all solution,” Dr. Grace stresses.

options available that can help us look and feel better. In fact,

“Some of our patients can really benefit from procedures such

many of us just want to look like we did before the kids, careers

as breast surgery, tummy tucks or eye lifts, while others may

and hours in the sun, says leading Burlington Plastic, Cosmetic

just want our help with improving the texture of their skin. Our

and Laser Surgeon, Dr. Douglas Grace.

goal is to help our patients set realistic expectations and come up with a plan that may or may not include surgical options.”

“Exhaustion and stress seem to go hand in hand with becoming a mother, both of which can affect the condition of our skin

During your initial consultation (which takes place, by the way,

and our bodies. Add in skin deterioration due to aging, active

in one of the most beautifully decorated, warm and inviting

lifestyles and sun damage and soon many of us, not just moms,

clinics in the city) Dr. Grace will go over the pros and cons of

find our skin is looking dull, discoloured and lined and our

each option and devise a step-by-step plan. Not surprisingly,

physiques are no longer in optimal shape. Many of our clients

one of the first steps he recommends is an anti-aging regimen.

turn to us to help them look like they did before such changes occurred.”

“First and foremost we recommend a medical grade at home

So how do you know which direction – surgical or non-surgical

skin care routine that tackles anti-aging. At The Grace Clinic

– is right for you? You can start by turning to an expert like Dr.

we are thrilled to be one of the first clinics in Canada to offer

Grace, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs plastic,

ZO Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi.”

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ZO uses high concentrations of pure retinol, advanced

Patients can expect less downtime and less bruising over

peptides and powerful antioxidants. “Patients who use this

conventional methods of liposuction,” Dr. Grace says.

product on a daily basis will see a significant improvement in their skin tone and texture.”

As more and more of us are feeling not so touched by grace as we age, it’s fortunate for us that we can turn to

Facial injectable can be used to smooth wrinkles and soften

the incredible talents of Dr. Grace to help us look and feel

facial expressions. “Botox or Juvederm require no downtime

our best. But it’s Dr. Grace who feels that he and his staff

and the results are often apparent in four to eight days.”

are the fortunate ones.

For clear, even, and firm skin, laser and light therapy may be right for you.

“We strive to set our patients’ expectations from the beginning and follow through on those expectations. When patients come to The Grace Clinic, they are met by a team dedicated to helping them achieve a natural, youthful look. I am very grateful for our team and the exceptional service they provide.”

“Laser and light skin rejuvenation can help rid the skin of acne scars, sun damage and fine wrinkles by stimulating the growth of new collagen; imperfections begin to fade as skin is rejuvenated, significantly improving the skin’s texture, tone, pore size, and colour consistency.” The Grace Clinic has also devised a unique, individually tailored treatment approach to tackle the signs of aging and sun damage with the “Face” By Dr. Grace, a multi-faceted, six-month treatment plan that includes laser and light based systems, fillers and skin care that treats each element of skin damage. To look and feel our best, facial cosmetic treatments are just one option. Laser body contouring is also quickly becoming a top treatment of choice.

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“Smartlipo body contouring, an excellent choice for male

The Grace Clinic provides plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive

and female patients alike, addresses localized areas of fat

surgery as well as laser and non-laser skin rejuvenation and

or loose skin just about anywhere on the body including

is located at 200 - 481 John Street, Burlington. Visit their

outer thighs, knees, chins, bra-line and tummies, areas

website at www.drgrace.ca for a comprehensive review of

that typically do not respond well to diet and exercise.

the many surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures

The procedure gently and permanently destroys fat cells,

available today or call them at 905-336-9636 to book a

stimulating collagen production and tightening tissue.

personal consultation.

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IT’S SIMPLY ABOUT TIME. Experience exceptional waterfront living in generously proportioned one- and two-level residences, each with main floor master bedrooms, meticulously planned kitchens, elegant finishes, expansive private terraces and breathtaking lake views. Register now to preview Edgemere’s custom-designed model suites. RESIDENCES FROM $2.95M | PHASE ONE OCCUPANCY SUMMER 2013 | PHASE TWO OCCUPANCY FALL 2014

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Canada’s Jim Williams:

From communications to cars to “rallying” for a good cause

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very child deserves good health. It’s a universal belief that Jim Williams

holds dear, and it’s also one that holds personal significance for this successful

Canadian businessman, especially as his own daughter became ill just a few years ago. “When your child, any child, gets sick you realize you’d give it all up just so that they can be healthy,” says Williams. “Every child deserves to be healthy, every child deserves an education, to live out their dreams. If you can be a part of making that happen it makes it all worthwhile.” As the owner of Williams Telecommunications, Williams has achieved tremendous global success. His company distributes telecommunications equipment worldwide and provides repairs at its state-of-the-art facility and warehouse in Mississauga. Williams is also the owner of U.S based Frontrunner Network Systems, a communication, data and security system provider with offices in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Boston. Part of the perks of success is being able to pursue your passions. For Williams, it’s collecting exotic cars, but Williams also has another passion – giving back – something he and his family have a long history of doing. Along with his wife of 22 years, Kim, Williams has supported several organizations such as The Michael “Pinball” Clemons Foundation, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, The Vancouver Hospital Prostate Cancer Research Facility, The KRG Children’s and The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, just to name a few. So when asked to lend his support to Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital, Williams’ was only too glad to help, especially after his own daughter’s illness and subsequent treatment there. “When my daughter was ill, I saw firsthand the top notch medical care kids receive at Sick Kids,” Williams recalls. “I still can’t forget the beaded necklaces many of the kids wear. Each bead symbolizes a procedure that they’ve undergone. Some of them are wearing 800-900 beads. Imagine, 100


800-900 medical procedures and they’re still just kids. Seeing them was life changing.”

This brings the total raised for Sick Kids to more than $10 million since the event began five years ago.

From life changing to being able to change lives, Williams’ was thrilled to lend his passion for exotic

Today, Williams is a savvy entrepreneur, car

cars to help kick off the Rally for Kids with Cancer

enthusiast and philanthropist but there’s

Scavenger Cup in support of Sick Kids Hospital.

something he never forgets – his roots. As the

The Rally is a car collector’s dream: 25 teams and

second youngest of five children, Williams grew

their exotic cars are paired with celebrity drivers for

up in a small Toronto neighbourhood. His parents,

a fun day of crowd pleasing pit stops throughout

who Williams describes as incredibly loving and

the GTA, all the while raising money for Sick Kids.

supportive, raised their kids on a modest income

This past September Team Williams participated

but gave their family something worth more than

(Williams’ Lamborghini was the star of the show

gold – the belief that through hard work and

despite being a tight fit for 7 ft. tall celebrity driver

determination you could have it all – success, good

John Salley), helping the event raise $2.7 million.

friends, a loving family. And it’s the latter, family,

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that Williams says means the most. “I came from humble beginnings. We didn’t have much but if there’s one thing our parents taught us is that we could be anything we wanted to be if we worked hard. What I’ve learned most of all, though, is how important family is and I have a beautiful one. We’re healthy and happy and so very fortunate to be able to help others in need.” Williams is instilling in his children the same work ethic and love for giving back as his family passed on to him. He also credits mentors like American financier Mike Milken and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons for teaching him the value of helping those in need. “Mike and Russell have taught me that no matter what obstacles you may face, you can overcome them. One of the biggest reasons I support the Prostate Cancer Foundation is because of seeing Mike’s courageous battle in overcoming the disease. And Russell’s Rush Foundation provides inner city youth with an education in the arts. Having come from humble beginnings myself, I know just how important it is for young kids to have access to a great education.” From education to good health, Williams knows that events like the Rally for Kids with Cancer can make a huge difference to the life of a child. And it doesn’t take much to help. “When you realize you’re helping someone else, no matter how big or small, it can make a huge difference in the end. I challenge everyone to do just a little bit. Pay it forward. Be inspired. It’s not always money, it could be donating your time, but whatever it is, together, we can change the world. Supporting initiatives to make every child healthy is just the start.”

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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 (25), and an incredible wife of 30 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, Turkey and Argentina. 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 $350 Million in sales volume per year. 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. This year the marketing team was awarded the number one print marketing award from Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. 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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CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA Sales Representative & Team Leader 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, Turkey, and Argentina. 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.

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.

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 20 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 Burlington. 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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