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6 Opening Concepts Dramatic light-filled home reflects balance of cutting- edge design & modern warmth 45 Outdoor Living Gorgeous landscape designs, decks, pools & more 54 Homes & Neighbourhoods Builders & developers unveil their latest offerings at the Fall 2015 Parade of Homes
16 Beyond Excellence 19 Stepping Out With Style 32 Styling the Stereo 33 On the Bookshelf
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FASHION & BEAUTY 36 Fall trends
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Pictured at the Cerebral Palsy Stationary Bike Fundraiser Surrounded by supporters outside the Hospice & Palliative Care held at the Wellness Centre (L-R): CBC news anchor Janet Manitoba offices, Ian Bos hits Winnipeg on his fundraising Stewart & little Lucy Birch (both living with CPS), mom walk across Canada for Palliative Care. and dad Tara & Brett Birch & Style’s Lisa Lester.
On hand at the 28th annual Fringe Festival (L-R): Suzie Martin with cast & crew members of “Coriolanus” Daniel Matthes, Adam Charbonneau, Lisa Nelson & Maddie Clark.
The Discovery Homes Team celebrates their 10th Anniversary Reception (L-R): Gordon Gray (GM), Shawna Piggott, Sylvia Apostolakis, Wes Rist (President), Joshua Rist (Marketing Manager), Roman Ped (Production Manager), Kolin Smith & Julie Smith.
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day I knew nothing about – National Dog Day. Founded by Colleen Paige in 2004, National Dog Day falls on August 26th every year, and is a special nod to our loyal four-legged companions – a day to recognize and celebrate those wonderful pooches who love us so unconditionally.
companion for Oliver, who has been super lonely without his pal. Upon researching local organizations, I came across a few seeking homes for dogs that had been rescued from puppy mills. Needless to say, their stories are heartbreaking.
I know plenty about that special relationship between dogs and their owners – I’ve had two of them (a Morkie and a Dachshund) for the past six years, and can’t begin to express how much joy they have brought into my life. My co-workers have dogs as well: Paul has a Jack Russell terrier, Lisa a Maltese, and Eric an English bulldog. On any given day, each of
Those mills have to be stopped! And the most effective way to accomplish that is to quit buying from them.
these dogs is either curled up on a chair in their owner’s office, or lying at their feet under the desk. I’d have to say they’re pretty lucky pets!
Contact the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies online at www.cfhs.ca or www.nopuppymillscanada.ca/breeder.htm for some solid guidelines to assist you in your quest.
For the love of our four-legged friends, do your research thoroughly before buying a dog – be certain you are purchasing from a reputable source.
I have a confession to make – I love Facebook! In addition to keeping me up to date on what’s going on in the lives of my family, friends and associates, it also offers a wealth of information on everything from products, business, people, places and things, to music, the arts and so much more. In fact, many of our clients are now engaging in social media, and will benefit even further from posts through Style’s media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as our Fall 2015 issue hits the streets. Watch for Parade of Homes coverage and other content from now until our next edition comes out this winter. Facebook is a great source for all kinds of trivia, including notifications on special days and events. In fact, the night I penned this message, I was enlightened on a celebration
Not all dogs are so fortunate though. Some time after my Morkie passed, I began thinking of fostering or adopting a rescued dog as a
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Opening concepts DRAMATIC, LIGHT-FILLED HOME REFLECTS BALANCE OF CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN AND MODERN WARMTH B Y L E I G H PAT T E R S O N 6 | STYLE MANITOBA | AUTUMN 2015
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aking a discussion about silhouettes and translating it into a home design that is as functional as it is stunning, can only be achieved by a team with experience and vision. In this case, it was the team at Maric Homes.
This five-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot, custom-built home at 28 Waterstone Drive in South Pointe gives decidedly new meaning to the term “open concept.” And it starts right at the threshold. “The inspiration for this home came from a discussion about silhouettes,” says Peri Maric, vicepresident of architectural design, Maric Homes. “We wanted to have the staircase revealed before you enter the home. As you’re approaching the front entry, the two-storey glass wall at the front and rear of the home creates a silhouette of the staircase.” The staircase in question is a successful experiment in utilizing light. The Maric Homes team incorporated an open, single-stringer staircase with glass railings supplied by Fort Rouge Glass. The staircase is mated to a steel and glass catwalk on the second floor, which is fully visible from below. Its few obstructive structural components allow light to travel freely throughout much of the home’s main floor. “We even incorporated an LED strip along the back edge of the catwalk glass, and it lights up the exterior edge in blue/green at night. It’s stunning, and a small example of the attention to detail found in all of our homes,” says Maric. The staircase is in keeping with the home’s linear architecture and light-filled theme, but one might ask why the builder made it such a strong and visually stunning presence? For the design team at Maric Homes, the answer lies in the balance of form and function. “The stairwell can be strictly utilitarian and just for moving from one floor to another, and that’s fine,” says Maric. “But there is an opportunity to make it beautiful, and why not? It is one of the single-most utilized parts of the home, and it’s a nice feeling to admire a little bit of beauty when you’re doing the most mundane tasks.” Clearly, light and space were the main design components of this home. “We wanted to keep the house bright and give its inhabitants and visitors a sense of spaciousness and airiness,” says Maric. The windows, which were supplied by JELD-WEN, are key to achieving this sensation of lightness. The builder capitalized on the home’s situation on an east/west axis, by incorporating nearly as much glazing on the front of the home as it has behind it. They made a conscious design decision to have the great room as a part of the front of the house instead of anchored solely at the back. This allows the sunshine to stream through the entire home, all day, if desired. “Windows allow you to control light and bring the outside in – the more sky and nature you can see from the inside, the better,” says Maric. “What’s bigger or prettier than a prairie sunset?” Any concerns over privacy in a home with this many windows were addressed with simple, effective window dressings supplied by Interior Illusions, the company that also provided the furnishings, artwork and interior design expertise to showcase the home to its greatest advantage.
4The South Pointe home’s exterior is a reflection of its interior: warm, clean and modern. The low maintenance façade features stone sourced from a Minnesota quarry, paired with Longboard aluminum siding. Rich wood tones found in the garage doors installed by Overhead Door complement the home’s design and surrounding landscaping. AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 7
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“Interior Illusions has the same approach to their work as ours: the best materials, attention to detail, and subtly beautiful,” says Maric. “We have a lot of synergy when we work together, and it’s always exciting.” Artificial lighting is an important consideration in a home of this size and with its soaring ceilings. Liberal use of potlights, punctuated by a number of suspended light fixtures from Total Lighting that befit the overall design, deliver the necessary light for ambience, task and safety once the sun sets. Despite the abundance of glass and large spaces, the home exudes warmth, thanks to liberal use of maple in everything from the trim, to the Kitchen Craft cabinetry in the kitchen and hardwood flooring installed throughout by Curtis Carpets. After all, the people that live
4Abundant natural light fills the great room, which is flanked on both sides, floor to ceiling, with windows from JELD-WEN. Liberal use of potlights, punctuated by a number of suspended light fixtures from Total Lighting, deliver the necessary light for ambience, task and safety once the Prairie sun sets.
6The maple cabinetry by Kitchen Craft is a natural counterpoint to the white, cream and grays of the kitchen, dining and lounge areas. Everything here is sleek and refined, including the ceramic tile flooring provided by Ames Tilework.
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here are at the core of Maric Homes’ design philosophy. “We don’t want our homes to ever feel cold or uninviting. By using recognizable, elemental materials in new ways, we keep our designs at the cutting edge,” says Maric. The Maric Homes team manages to maintain their design aesthetic while keeping their clients’ comfort and needs firmly top-of-mind. For example, they incorporated the unique vertical wine storage unit into a high traffic, high visibility area of the home. Rather than relegated to a basement cellar, it serves as a functional piece of art. Instead of detracting from the overall design, it is a seamless part of it. “We consciously decided to include the storage unit as a centrepiece,” says Maric. “Its central location between the kitchen, dining and entertaining areas gave it perfect utility, and since it’s temperature controlled, it can house every kind of wine. Since the functional aspect was fulfilled, why not make it beautiful? “ The heart of the home – the kitchen – is large, bright, and conveniently adjacent to the rear entryway. Minimizing the distance between garage and kitchen makes the trip of lugging groceries from the car much shorter. The kitchen features low profile, streamlined plumbing fixtures by Robinson Lighting & Bath, which also provided all of the fixtures, bathtubs and sinks in the home’s four bathrooms, including the ensuite. Homeowners and their guests can relax and enjoy the great room, replete with a massive piece of sculptural woodwork on one wall. It adds warmth and scale to the room while serving as a built-in entertainment unit. “This was an exercise in balance – we needed a large, spectacular piece, but not one that would be overwhelming in a negative sense,” says Maric. “It’s really a part of the room itself, and not a separate structure. You’re always aware
of it, but it’s never distracting. And it is offset from the wall itself, creating a small reveal along its edges that house LED lights. It looks even cooler at night.” A low wall with gas fireplace insert subtly separates the great room from a 1970s-inspired sunken “conversation pit.” Here, people can relax, enjoy a drink, and catch up in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. The walkout basement mirrors the same details found upstairs. It features an expansive bar and wine storage area, adjacent to an entertaining area with a floating fireplace and maple wall structure. There’s also a screened room below the large main floor patio, which leads to a backyard complete with several putting greens.
5The steel and glass catwalk on the second floor is clearly visible from below – another experiment in the use of light. A glassed-in, temperature-controlled, wine storage unit is intended as a unique centerpiece: beautiful as well as functional. The same attention to detail on the inside is reflected on the home’s low maintenance exterior. “We were after a specific look: warm, clean, modern,” says Maric. Achieving this look meant sourcing the exterior stone from a Minnesota quarry. This was the first showhome in the city to use Longboard aluminum siding from British Columbia. Timber beams were used to frame the front entrance. “We carried the timbers into the conversation pit area, explicitly marrying the exterior and interior,” notes Maric. Springhill Lumber supplied most of the other building materials used in this showpiece property. Once again, Maric Homes has successfully balanced unique design, quality materials, form and function with the inviting warmth that makes a house a home. From this remarkable residence, prairie sunrises and sunsets will never be seen in quite the same light.
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MAKING A HOUSE A HOME A new showhome blessed with an abundance of windows on the outside and glass on the inside required special treatment to accentuate its modern, cutting-edge design, while creating a warm, welcoming interior. Maric Homes relied on the expertise of Interior Illusions to introduce the soft elements that can make a house a home. Based in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, Interior Illusions is renowned for its design-forward home furnishings and accessories, a Hunter Douglas Blind Gallery, custom drapery / bedding services, and top-notch decorators and interior designers like Michelle Chisick. Chisick and other members of the Interior Illusions team began the process of decorating the home by meeting with Maric Homes to review samples and gain a clear vision.
Together, they finalized colours, textures and fabrics. A palette of taupes, creams and greys emerged to inform their decisions on window coverings, furnishings, artwork, area rugs, lamps and accessories. This includes the modern angled sectional sofa in light grey selected for the great room. “We chose a lighter fabric to keep a visual airiness to the space, nothing that felt heavy,” says Chisick. “Without intruding too far into the space, the angled piece creates that cozy corner everyone fights over!” The window coverings required particular attention in this home, notes Chisick. “We chose a wall-to-wall application that would extend the look of the windows instead of
defining the individual window shapes. We used a sheer fabric that lets in light but still offers some privacy and light control – very important in a house with this many windows.” Interior Illusions clearly shares the same impeccable attention to detail and quality as their client. “We have been working with Maric Homes for almost 30 years. We have a great relationship with them and it is always an honour to be a part of their homes,” says Chisick. “When we work with Maric Homes or any of our clients, the furnishings and accessories that we choose are carefully considered,” says Chisick. “It has to be the perfect piece to enhance the home.”
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About the Builder Cutting-edge design. Attention to detail. Legendary build quality. Unmatched customer service and involvement. These are the hallmarks of every custom-built residence by Maric Homes. Since 1973, the family-owned Maric Homes has prided itself on being a true custom homebuilder. Every home they build starts from scratch, using the best materials and exhibiting the highest levels of craftsmanship. The award-winning Maric Homes team is successful in the custom home building industry because they are committed and personally invested in all of their clients. “Our clients appreciate our family approach – when you work with Maric Homes, you work with every member of our team, from owners to supervisors, from design to service,” says Peri Maric. The journey they take with each client is almost as fulfilling as the end product, which must both satisfy and reflect their toughest critics: themselves.
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state of the art equipment and support staff that ease our customers through the service process.”
The new location on Rothwell Road off Kenaston Blvd. is a perfect example of how the Winnipeg dealership goes beyond expectation. At 55,000 square feet, the new site is a glass and steel monument to the excellence that is Mercedes-Benz.
Consider what customers find when they call for service. The new location has three receptionists to make certain people never have to leave a pleading voice mail message.
“But it’s just bricks and mortar,” says Brian Lowes, Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg (MBW) President/ GM. “The real story goes beyond this new building and the perfection of the cars on the showroom floor. Our success is a direct result of the commitment of our staff, and our ability to service our customers in a manner that adds value to the total Mercedes-Benz experience.” Certainly, the ability to add value to the experience is behind the development of the new location that is larger and better equipped than the older facility at Portage and Moray. “We are taking service to a whole new a level with this facility,” says MBW Service Manager Ryan Borton. “When you purchase a Mercedes-Benz, you just expect more, and our goal is to deliver with highly skilled technicians, 16 | STYLE MANITOBA | AUTUMN 2015
“When you call, we know you need to speak to someone right away. We feel this is just simple respect. We take our customers very seriously,” he says, commenting that the initial service call is very thorough and is followed up the day before the appointment so there are no surprises and the team is fully prepped for the work. This thinking continues as service customers pull up to the dealership, where they are greeted by an expediter at a podium in the airy and open entranceway to the service bays. Here, needs are discussed, and wait times are determined before customers are escorted to the well appointed lounge where a local bakery provides a selection of fresh Danishes and croissants to enjoy while watching one of the large screen televisions. “Our customers can see the work being undertaken on their car through large windows into the service area. We want to be completely
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transparent in our approach,” says Lowes, whose vision has made the Winnipeg location a sales leader among Mercedes-Benz dealers in Canada, as well as the recipient of the 2015 Star Dealer Award for Service Excellence. “We have greatly enlarged the service area to 16,000 square feet,” adds Operations Manager Dean Peterson. He notes that the area features 16 state-of-the-art work bays, as well as an additional three-bay detail centre. In addition, the facility offers a six-vehicle customer drivethru reception area to more efficiently serve the needs of after-sales customers. More, the new location has four bays dedicated to only Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. This is an important new capability that works well for the growing fleets of these uncommonly capable work vehicles (fleet customers receive an additional 10 percent off service bills). “We can really limit the downtime of Sprinters that have to come in for service. This means our customers get in and out faster, and get back to making money with these vans,” says Dean. Inside the service department, huge ceiling fans purr with fresh air, and massive glass doors fill the garage with natural light. Service
hand,” says Ryan, adding that they also have a full automatic wash system, but some things in life just require a hands-on touch. “It might seem like we have too many staff (MBW’s new location has 20 percent more personnel), but we did not want to compromise on service in any area. The experience we offer our customers is essential to our success. We seek out people who love cars and have a service oriented approach, then we advance our workers from within,” says Borton, who came on board as a service advisor several years ago and moved up the ladder to manage the department. “We don’t have big turn over of staff. This means our crew can really get to know our customers.” In fact, the dealership’s three shuttle drivers are often on a first name basis with customers and work as a kind of triage unit that can help speed car pick-up or explain some of the service. bays are surgery clean. Each technician has a full suite of custom designed tool cabinets, computer station, and bench areas, as well as a group of dedicated hoses to dispense any fluid necessary for each vehicle. There is even a special closet in each suite for waste oil and other fluids. “We have the very latest equipment. This means less time diagnosing issues,” says Ryan. “For example, we have a new digital alignment system that we use on every car that comes
into the pre-service area. We can tell in under three minutes if Winnipeg roads have disturbed the wheel alignment. Before customers have even seen their service orders, we can advise on whether an adjustment is necessary. This can save our customers hundreds of dollars on tire wear and gas consumption. It’s just one of the little things we do that make big differences.” Another difference is that no car comes out of the service area before it is washed and detailed. “We have three staff that just wash by
“To get to where we are today, we have had to move beyond just excellence and go to a higher level where staff are inspired and focused,” concludes Brian Lowes. “For us, success in service and product satisfaction comes from a starting point of respect for both our customers and our team.” Come see what a difference a true service culture can make to a car dealership. Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg is now located at Rothwell Road and Kenaston Blvd in the south-end of the city.
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MUSIC Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra - Artistic Director Alexander Mickelthwate celebrates his 10th season with his critically acclaimed orchestra playing some of the most beautiful works ever written. Friday morning MATINEE, anyone? Travel behind the scenes for an open rehearsal of Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (Sept 25) or Stravinsky: Petrushka (Nov 13). These unique sessions include conductor’s introduction, comments to the orchestra and question & answer. Now for the formal offerings: CLASSICS SERIES: A lets you witness piano prodigy Umi Garrett playing a prodigy - Mozart (Sept 25 & 26); and then get the final statement from a master in Mahler’s 10th: The Last Word (Oct 30-31). CLASSICS SERIES: B adds flair and passion with virtuosic violinist Tianwa Yang (Sept 18-19), transcendence with Mahler’s 2nd: Resurrection (Oct 23-24) and unbelievable trumpeting with Joe Burgstaller (Nov 13-14). Air Canada POPS captivates first with Quartetto Gelato’s Latin rhythms, gypsy showpieces and Italian arias (Oct 16-18) and then with another trumpet superstar, James Morrison, who blasts the a history of jazz encompassing everything from Dixieland to Bop (Nov 6-8). Next, Great West Life CONCERTS FOR KIDS tailors concerts for younger audiences with Dan Kamin’s antic-filled Haunted Orchestra (Oct 25) and a double-bill of
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Camerata Nova - Celebrate their 20th anniversary season! Praetorius Christmas Mass lets you enter a court chapel in Dresden on December 25, 1620 for a Lutheran Christmas Mass just as it would have been performed on that day - a spectacular choral experience (Nov 21-22). Concert at Westminster United Church. WWW.SOCIETYTHESALON.COM
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Jazz Winnipeg - Send in the one man band! Steve Hill heeds no limits as he drums, strums and hums original blues, rock and country tunes, as well as raucous renditions of Jimi Hendrix tunes. See one of Canada’s most prolific and exciting musicians in action (Oct 7). Concert at West End Cultural Centre. Canzona - This ensemble of leading Manitoba singers brings you masterworks of the Baroque. The first concert of the fall is no exception; Celebrating the Baroque Cantata features Tracy Dahl singing J.S. Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Nov 8). Concert at Westminster United Church.
DANCE Royal Winnipeg Ballet - The 76th season begins with a haunting Romantic classic: Giselle. The greatest ballet of all time whisks you through virtuous village, moonlit forest and shattered spirit world on a breathtaking journey of love, contrition and forgiveness (Sep 30, Oct 1-4). Performance at Centennial Concert Hall. Next, iconic American dance takes to the stage when world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company makes its Winnipeg debut with works inspired by war, spirituality, sexuality and morality. Get ready to be astonished (Nov 13-15). Performance at Pantages Playhouse Theatre. Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers Get a glimpse of our regional smarts and creativity as big movers from the Prairies converge (Oct 7-10). Choreographers featured include WCD company members Johanna Riley and Brent Lott. Performances at Rachel Browne Theatre.
RWB: The 76th season begins with a haunting Romantic classic: Giselle. RWB Company Dancers Photo: Courtesy of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
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GALLERIES Winnipeg Art Gallery - See some of the WAG’s most most popular and captivating examples of Canadian art in Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, as well as permanent collection items that demonstrate the new creative directions artists began working through the first half of the 20th century in The Modernist Tradition, 1900-1950 (to Mar 2016). Also, UK-based Australian artist Ron Mueck displays startlingly realistic yet enigmatic sculptures that portray humans at key stages in life, from birth through middle age (to Oct 4). Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin features over 160 treasures from the National Museums in Berlin’s world-renowned collection of classical antiquities (to Apr 2016). Highlights of Inuit Sculpture exhibits some of the outstanding Inuit sculptures in the WAG collection (to Dec 2015). Then, to Europe! The Academic Tradition in Europe & Canada, 1700-1900 features emotionally charged work of the Baroque era created in reaction to the Protestant Reformation; and European Renaissance and Baroque Art: 1500-1700 showcases art originating from leading artistic centres of Europe in a period marked by important social and political changes as well as major artistic transformation (to Jan 2016). Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art This free gallery brings the best of contemporary art to Manitoba. A timeline which begins with Ada Lovelace’s iconic inaugural “computer program” and moves on to track a series of scientific, art historical, science fiction and yoga based milestones establishes an “always already” feminist frame from which to view the video, sculpture and installation works by Aleksandra Domanovic (opens Sep 27). Pulse Gallery - Head to The Forks for a eyeful of modern Manitoba-made art! This gallery in the historic Johnston Terminal showcases everything: original acrylics, watercolour, mixed
media, photography, glass, sculpture, jewellery, art cards as well as metal, fibre and ceramic arts. Featured artists include nature photographer Garry Budyk, painter Gail Sawatzsky and artisans Wendy Seversen (jewels), Ken Chernavitch (pottery) and Evelin Richter (porcelain). Indulge in colour and craft! Cre8ery - A centre for artists, learning, exhibition and sales in the Exchange District. Two photographers with vastly different perspectives contrast their black & white and colour works in Beauty: Eye of the Beholder (Sep 17-29). Then, in It all Starts with a Line, Jordan Miller exhibits a nontraditional body of work of evershifting technical execution and artistic energy (Oct 7-27). Woman in Essence’s paintings reveal the power of suggestion, impact over detail and the spark of imagination (Oct 30-Nov 10). The imagined possibility of art is questioned next: Is it rash to make so many promises? Can they all be kept? Is it rash to invite viewers into a world so fraught with unknowns? Robert Coulter & Marilyn Folson’s exhibition looks for answers in Rash Promises (opens Nov 27). Soul Gallery Inc. - A unique experience! View contemporary art in the context of a home environment. Seasoned and emerging artists from home and from as far as Europe are shown by appointment Mon-Fri at 163 Clare Avenue. Also look out for seasonally scheduled exhibitions; Soul goes “Pop-Up” at Warehouse Artworks, too (Oct 2-15). La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones - Emerging artist Ben J Funk exhibits LOSSY (Spectres of Schizophrenia), an audiovisual project encompassing a narrative in which the antagonists of Schizophrenia are personified (throughout Sept & Oct). Urban Shaman Gallery - This centre is dedicated to Aboriginal artistic expression. Curator Julie Tucker brings together Kent Monkman, Steve Loft and Skookum Sound System for a video and audio exhibition that imagines the significance of playlists as cultural artifacts and as a way to organize and share Indigenous culture (to Oct 10).
THEATRE Femfest 2015 - Hear her Roar! Life changing theatre written by women for everyone since 2003. Sarasvàti Productions presents a wide range of plays, workshops and projects. This year’s festival program comes to a conclusion with A Side of Dreams, a visual feast from Toronto’s Paper Canoe Projects, Afghanistan storytelling by Monirah Hashemi in Sitaraha, The Dance-Off of Conscious Uncoupling by Frances Koncan, Kimmy Zee’s dramedy Mittelschmerz (Middle Pain), a workshop by Andreaea Sartison and Monique Marcher and select short works. A spectacular cabaret caps the celebration (Sep 16-19). Most events take place at the University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film. Visit www.femfest.ca for more details.
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre - “Fate + Freedom” for 2015/16! THE JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE puts gripping adventure front and centre with The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. A young lawyer takes a wrong turn at a lawless town gets faced with the ultimate choice: turn and run or stand your ground (Oct 13-Nov 7). Then things get really topsy-turvy with Lewis Carroll’s fantastical Alice Through The Looking-Glass, spectacularly adapted thanks to 2014’s Stratford Festival (opens Nov 25). THE TOM HENDRY WAREHOUSE gets sexy and uproarious in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar. Four young writers pool their money to hire a famous novelist for a series of master classes in professional envy, personal jealousy and sexual tension (Oct 21-Nov 7). Then some “required viewing for all;” Tom Dugan’s Wiesenthal compels with its true story of an ordinary man who devotes his life to one extraordinary mission (opens Nov 18). Prairie Theatre Exchange - The road is full of twists and turns for 2015/16. First, a thriller gets underway in Ireland via Nigeria when, in Donal O’Kelly’s Little Thing, Big Thing, a frightened child puts an old roll of film into the hands of Dublin-bound teacher to spark a far-fetched edge-of-your-seat rollercoaster ride (Oct 15 - Nov 1). Next? More nail biting! Nicolas Billon’s Butcher unravels the mystery of an old man found at a police station on Christmas Eve wearing a foreign military uniform, a Santa hat, a meat hook and a note saying “Arrest me” (opens Nov 19).
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre - Stars of David opens the season with a musical adaptation of the best-selling book featuring prominent Jewish personalities like Leonard Nimoy, Joan Rivers and Kenneth Cole meditating on the realities of being Jewish. Expect big Broadway melodies, too (Oct 22-Nov 1). Theatre Projects Manitoba - The promise? To bring you to the edge and push you off! Nicolas Billon’s Governor General Award winning Iceland uses the backdrop of the country’s financial crisis to explore how far-off events affect the lives of three strangers (Nov 5-15). Performance at The Rachel Browne Theatre. Manitoba Opera - Intelligence and wit abound in The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s famous comic masterpiece about a bride-to-be who catches the attention of a Count with a wandering eye (Nov 21, 24, 27). Presented at the Centennial Concert Hall.
FESTIVALS Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival - It’s for readers! Winnipeg welcomes writers from Canada and around the world for an exciting week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches and other events for adults and children in English & French. Check listings for event details (Sep 18-26).
Manitoba Theatre for Young People Long live the king! In Danny, King of the Basement the realities of a tough childhood are transcended with imagination and creativity (Oct 1-18). And in Peg and the Yeti, a brave young girl sets out on a great adventure to climb Mount Everest and befriend a mysterious Yeti who helps her reach the top (Nov 5-14).
Culture Days - Make culture a daily habit! This collaborative volunteer movement across Canada invites you into the artist’s world with a myriad of free hands-on activities that let you go “behind the scenes” to rediscover practice, process and product. Highlights include Nuit Blanche, an all-night celebration with free events and shows throughout the city (Sep 26). Check www.mb.culturedays.ca for all the details (Sep 25-27).
Le Cercle Molière - Offering dynamic theatre “en français” for nearly 90 years! The landmark season opens with vengeance, justice and forgiveness with Nicholas Billon’s Le Boucher. A mysterious old man is found at a police station on Christmas Eve wearing a military uniform, a Santa hat, a meat hook and a note saying “Arrest me” (Oct 15-31).
send + receive: a festival of sound v. 17 This year’s all-Canadian festival rallies around sound art and ideas around “rhythm.” Expect unique and varying approaches, innovation and unorthodox interpretations (Oct 1-4). Shows at various venues.
Sapientia - See a fascinating object theatre adaption of Sapienta, a 10th century script by playwright Roswitha at Studio 320 (70 Albert Street), featuring seasoned local performers Brenda McLean, Chris Sabel, Alison Vargo and Christopher Sobczak under the direction of Mia van Leeuwen (Oct 28-Nov 1). Celebrations Dinner Theatre - Dine and be entertained! Star Warz: A Galactic Rock Comedy goes 70s/80s rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi civil war! Translation: Rebels with spaceships, Jedi with light sabers and Evil Darth Vader singing (to Oct 10). And Michael Jackson in: Back from the Future sees Marty McFox and Doc on another amazing adventure set to the timeless tunes of the legendary King of Pop (opens Oct 17).
Third Annual Manitoba Fibre Festival - Gathering together farmers and artisans from all around, the joys of creating with fibre will be expressed and practiced with fibre-themed vendors, workshops and demonstrations. Event at Red River Exhibition Park (Oct 2-3). The 24th Wine Festival of Manitoba The Forks Market sets the stage for an event that promises to fill the senses. Sample from hundreds of wines during this 3-day celebration, where experts are ready to offer suggestions, sharpen your nose and discover new vintages (Oct 16-18).
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The Bros. Landreth - Juno award-winning roots & traditional sounds make this Winnipeg band a must-see (Oct 17). Concert at the Burton Cummings Theatre. The Wiggles - These wildly popular entertainers bring their Rock & Roll Preschool tour to the Burton Cummings Theatre with lovable friends and wiggly song ‘n’ dance favourites (Oct 20). Nitro Circus - The biggest names in FMX, BMX and SK8 unite on a multi-million dollar 1920’s circus themed set for record-breaking tricks, unbelievable stunts and ridiculous antics (Oct 28). Event at MTS Centre. Girls Night: The Musical - This OffBroadway sensation takes you on a journey into the lives of a wild and hilarious group of friends set to songs for the ‘80s and ‘90s (Oct 30). Performance at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Xavier Rudd - Dub gets backed by an eightpiece international all-star band in this spiritual and uplifting concert at the Burton Cummings Theatre (Oct 31). Barenaked Ladies - Popular Canadian feel-good oddball band rolls across Canada in support of Silverball (Nov 6). Martin Sexton - Gifted singer-songwriter and guitarist enchants at the Burton Cummings Theatre with authentic raw blues and rock & roll (Nov 9). Grand Cavalia | Photo: François Bergeron
SPECIAL EVENTS Migration Season - Goose Flights - Arrive at Fort Whyte 30 minutes before sunset to witness an ancient migration ritual. In a breathtaking display, thousands of geese begin to land after the sun dips below the horizon (Sep 18-Oct 20). The Tenors - Classical and pop merge with artistry and poignancy as this celebrated vocal quartet bring their Under One Sky Tour to the MTS Centre (Sep 18). Shania Twain - Come on over and experience a world-wide country phenomenon at The MTS Centre (Sep 20). The Tea Party - Famed Canadian rockers with Middle-Eastern flair return to the tour circuit playing favourites like “Sister Awake” from hit albums like 1995’s The Edges of Twilight (Sep 21). Concert at Burton Cummings Theatre. Riverdance - The international Irish dance spectacular returns for a 20th anniversary world tour. Tradition and talent propel a spectacular showcase inspired by rock, folk, theatre and film (Sep 28-30). Shows as Burton Cummings Theatre.
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Odysseo - The world’s largest touring production under the world’s biggest traveling circus tent! This two-hour waking dream will captivate with a herd of horses and a fleet of highly skilled riders, acrobats, dancers and musicians. Beautiful, serene and hopeful - humans and horses live in harmony thanks to invention, audacity and technical smarts (to Oct 4). The tent gets pitched at the intersection of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard. Chris De Burgh & Orchestra - Lyrical and harmonious, this world-wide musical sensation fills the Centennial Concert Hall with three decades of richly influenced repertoire as a part of his The Hands of Time Tour (Oct 5) Kelly Clarkson - Global “American Idol” superstar and Grammy Award winner brings her Piece by Piece tour to the MTS Centre with special guests Nick Jonas and Tyler Shaw (Oct 7). The Who - One of rock’s most legendary and defining bands brings its 50th Anniversary Tour to the MTS Centre with special guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (Oct 8). Dean Brody & Paul Brandt - Double trouble! Canadian country music superstars join forces for #RoadTripTour (Oct 9). Concert at MTS Centre.
Moscow Ballet - Experience the “Great Russian Nutcracker”! World-class dancers, playful puppets and splendidly crafted sets and costumes will delight the entire family (Nov 12). Performance at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Derek Edwards - Hungry for Baloney and Wine? This uproarious comic romp through daily quirks is a relentless, brazen and tightly woven commentary about human nature that only the “funniest man of Earth” can serve up (Nov 14). Performance at the Burton Cummings Theatre. Three Days Grace - These fiery chart-topping Canadian rockers enthral with a catalogue of hits at The Burton Cummings Theatre in support of their new album, Human (Nov 16). Styx - Over four decades of chart hits, joyous sing-along and stylistic cornerstones converge at the MTS Centre (Nov 17). Bahamas - Finnish-Canadian Afie Jurvanen ain’t from the Bahamas, but he pens and croons fine tunes about sunsets, love affairs and coral reefs. Get energized at the Burton Cummings Theatre with guitar mastery melded with melodic pop hooks (Nov 21).
Destination Winnipeg Everyone needs a little break once in a while, but it doesn’t mean having to drive or fly to a destination. Treat yourself to a “staycation” at one of Winni-peg’s highest-ranked hotels - The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview. The hotel, which is rated as one of the top five establishments in Winnipeg, offers a unique “staycation” package. In the evening, guests are treated to one night accommodation in a traditional king room, and a tapas dinner for two at the Blue Marble Restaurant and Lounge. Equally as tantalizing as the tapas dinner menu is the restaurant’s custom built, wine cellar featuring 150 varieties of Canadian and international wine. The hotel’s food and
beverage manager ensures staff is well trained in each vino variety to help guests select the right wine for their meal and palate.
luscious crepes, waffles, and pancakes topped with whipped cream, fresh fruit and Canadian maple syrup.
In the morning, “staycation” guests are treated to breakfast. Head Chef An-thony Kucera puts an emphasis on fresh for all menu day parts. Early risers are served house-made sauces, such as the hollandaise for the restaurant’s Smoked Goldeye Eggs Benedict; savoury sides, including roasted fingerling potatoes; and
The Grand is also the ideal location if you are planning to jet away for some sunny nuptials. Destination wedding groups of five or more rooms not only get a special rate, but peace of mind - all guests have to do is store their winter coats, put on their flip flops, run across the road, and fly away to paradise.
Have a staycation with us. Get Dinner too. We’ve got a Wine with your name on it and breakfast in the morning. With our futuristic amenities , modern décor, and the best restaurant in town, you can have the best parts of a vacation without the jet-lag. Enjoy one night in a Traditional King Room with a Tapas Dinner and Breakfast for two at the Blue Marble Restaurant & Lounge. Check out the selection in our custom wine cellar while you’re here.
Conditions apply. Visit website for details.
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Noshing Out Sherbrook Street Delicatessen
102 Sherbrook Street This roaring New York-style kosher eatery is inspired by those turn-of-thecentury delicatessens who made meat ‘n’ mustard on rye famous. Holding true to original house standards and generations-old recipes, Jon Hochman reinvents traditions from the historic Oasis Delicatessen on Main Street to bring nibbles and nosh galore, including latkes and knishes and matzah ball soup. Cuts get meatier by the 100g; and sides like bagels, cream cheese or pickles are a must! Themed sandwiches come by the platter, with kettle chips and slaw. Double your meat for $5! Wash it down with a house-made soda, local ale, or a good ol’ bottomless cuppa joe.
Sevala’s Deli & Catering
126 Victoria Avenue West Just like Baba makes! Visit Sevala’s first and foremost for her famous perogies and cabbage rolls, as well as a variety of other Ukrainian favourites. Staying true to tradition since 1985, this family-run catering service will also happily feed anywhere from 20 to 200. Other sure-to-please menu items include Borsht and Sauerkraut soups, meatballs in traditional mushroom and sweet ‘n’ sour gravies, kolbassa, pyryshky and Shepherd’s Pie. At Shaw Park? B-line to Sevala’s Ukrainian Deli behind the 3rd base line to enjoy satisfying Ukrainian flavour while cheering the home team.
842 Grant Avenue After over 60 years, this legendary spot is brimming with circa 1950s memorabilia, big hearts and even bigger sandwiches! Promising to never “cheat on the meat,” Myer’s offers classic, “Big Boy” and just plain old HUGE-sized portions of your favourites - Montreal smoked meat, corned beef, pastrami, roast turkey or beef, Genoa salami, prosciutto ... you name it, they’ve got it. Breads (and sweets) from the best bakeries pair perfectly. On the side? Try Myer’s famous coleslaw, potato salad or a variety of knish. Old Timey Soda Pops come in a glass bottle, too! Pure vintage delight!
950 Portage Avenue Deli Italiano! Specializing in “always fresh” Mediterranean delights, this deli counters some major meat. Signature homemade sausages are the big draw here, including veal and lamb, Argentinian, Greek, fennel pork, and pork with rapini. Also delectable are their varieties of luncheon meats, cured salamis, steaks and marinated cuts. To pair? Cheese, of course coming in a wide international selection that includes local favourites like Bothwell. Accent your deli bounty with other specialities like De Luca’s very own spiced olives, pickled eggplant and mushrooms, marinated artichokes and sundried tomatoes. Platter perfect! The neighbouring wine store has the prime vino for washing it all down.
The Common Sense Deli & Bakery
Pastrami & Things Delicatessen
339 William Avenue Fresh and flavourful, that’s Kay’s philosophy. This family-owned Exchange District spot offers up unique and wholesome sandwiches of roast beef, jerk-style chicken, spicy Capicola built on wholesome harvest grain, marble rye, sourdough or kaiser. Get ‘em straight up, grilled panini-style or wrapped! Accents include basil pesto, wine sauerkraut, grilled apple and a variety of European cheeses. Salads will bowl you over with tosses of crunchy carrot, sweet mango and crisp beet and jicama root. Get it topped with sugar glazed almonds and accented with pomegranate reduction. Kay goes vegan, vegetarian and gluten free, too.
400 Taché Avenue Cecile Hull’s family-run Pastrami & Things in St. Boniface is oft voted as the best deli in the city. No surprise - sandwiches, salads and soups get served up home style. Cecile’s favourite? The Pastrami Delight, of course! Toasted marble rye gets loaded up with a quarter pound of meat, tomatoes, purple onion and lettuce. The Classic Caesar has a good garlic infusion goin’ on. Look out for the fancy sandwiches, too - available in pastrami, corned beef, ham salad, turkey, egg, tuna, chicken salad, and crab and chopped egg. Everything on the menu gets made fresh daily.
1-1700 Corydon Avenue This traditional family deli offers Winnipeg’s finest old-fashioned comfort food made with quality ingredients. Signature creations include decadent Chicken & Waffles with blueberry compote and chipotle maple syrup, Latke Stackers with choices like house-made corned beef and Swiss cheese, warm corned beef sandwiches with house-made meat and thickcut rye spiked with hot mustard. Expect favourites as well, like savoury Gefilte fish, Bat Mitzvah herring, knishes and perogies. Breakfast is served all day. Want to take it home? Check out the speciality grocery section and deli counter for a variety of deli delights.
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490 Des Meurons The Common Ground has gone deli! In addition to ample natural grocery offerings, a select but tasty menu is yours for the savouring. Homemade specialities include the Deli Rose, a hefty mixed roast and corned beef sandwich with provolone, hot pepper hack, veggies and special sauce on a savoury onion bun. And The Turkey Rancher is a creamy delight with avocado on a sesame bun. The Chili’s as hearty as it gets - kettle cooked and packed with grass-fed beef, black beans, cheese and green onions. And the word is: their salads cannot be outdone. Must have? Three words, no nonsense: Peanut Butter Ball.
877 Westminster Ave Local producers get showcased at this Wolseley co-operative, and everything here is fair trade and organic. From the peanut-free deli, fresh daily fare comes in a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, plus a selection of dairy-free desserts baked with locally ground spelt flour. Gluten free, raw items and dietary adaptations are also available. Fill your shopping cart, too! Grocery items range from organic produce to non-toxic health and beauty products. And they cater! Their soups, speciality salads, sandwich platters and baked delights will energize any event.
111 Lombard Avenue Welcome to the deli underground. Located in the lower level of a turn of the century Exchange District building, Ira’s is a perfect lunchtime getaway. Nestled in the charm of their cozy dining room, chow down on their famous perogies, soups and salads. And prepare to unhinge your jaw for some monster sandwiches, like the saucy triple-decker New York Reuben. This monster packs a 1/4 pound of corned beef and 1/4 pound of pastrami with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and coleslaw on pumpernickel or rye. Ira’s dreamy potato salad sides as accent. Word to the wise: the blintzes are top-notch and in demand.
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Julie Walsh, Owner 163 Clare Ave. Winnipeg MB. OPEN: First Saturday of Every Month 11-4 Regular Exhibitions - see website By Appointment: 204.781.8259 email@example.com www.soulgallery.ca
Well-crafted fresh eats Corydon’s “Little Italy” is getting a new lease on life. Always looking to jazz up Winnipeg nightlife, Sam Colosimo (who helms the happening clubs of Blush and Desire, in additional to popular eateries like Market Burger and Brooklyn’s Bistro) has recruited one Dustin Pajak to help him shake up the dining scene. Luckily, Pajak is born to cook; the budding chef’s family not only both devoted themselves to the restaurant biz, they were also avid gardeners. And they practiced what they preached: eat fresh and craft it well. Together, Colosimo and Pajak have masterminded what is simply the city’s tastiest spot for homestyle Italian classics. First, you get seduced by the sleek, ultra-urban interior design complete with striking lighting, textured wall treatments, handsome leather seating and an expansive street-side patio. Then you get to match that with a fun, refined and satisfying menu. All the bases are covered: starters, entrées, pasta and wood-fired pizza. And everything’s lovingly made with fresh ingredients and dished out generously. Starters set the bar. Fritto Misto is how calamari ought to be; a decadent pile of plump breaded shrimp, scallops, cauliflower and zucchini are prime for delicious dipping in fiery diavolo tomato sauce. And nothing beats the flavours and textures of the balsamic-accented Tuscana salad, stunning us with its bubbly black kale, cubed red beets, chewy dried cherries, crunchy fried almonds and rich goat cheese. For pasta, the house-made gnocchi is highly recommended, paired with a simple rose sauce to complement – there are no regrets. These warm and pillowy dumplings are dreamily lathered in basil-infused tomato, cream and ricotta sauce. Wood-fired pizza’s also a must. The zesty and tomatoey “Teo” is loaded with white shrimp, sweet Calabrian chili and giardindiera (a hot tangy relish of peppers, celery, carrot, cauliflower and gherkins) then topped with bocconcini and provolone cheeses. The crust is perfectly cracker-like where it counts, and smoky and chewy at the edge. To wash it down, there’s a comprehensive wine and beer list to choose from, and cocktails are bang-on. The Aperol Spritz is a playful but boozey Orange Crush! Syrupy aperol gets fizzy with soda and Prosecco; and the Mano Mojito is a juicy quencher with rum, lime, fresh mint, soda water and ripe berries. Desserts include the likes of Neapolitan sundaes, cheesy mascarpone and meringuey pavlovas. Finish with classic Italian espresso; cappuccinos come frothy and intense! NOTE: Lounging goes full swing until late - expect cocktail capers, infectious energy and live music.
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Penny Loaves from Heaven: A New Bakery Opens Its Hearth to the Neighbourhood BY IAN MOZDZEN
What’s the greatest thing since sliced bread? How about REAL bread?
What makes The Pennyloaf Bakery’s leavened wares extra heavenly? Answer: traditional wild yeast starter.
projects researched and implemented strategies to assist the city’s homeless.
You know what we mean: hot from the hearth, thick and crusty on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. The way bread was meant to be.
“In the sourdough starter there’s lactic bacteria and yeast,” Suzanne explains. “You feed it over a long period of time, then take a piece of it and put it in your bread. It is the ‘original’ yeast.”
This intense work brought Suzanne to a crossroads. Faced with imminent burnout, she had to ask herself some tough questions, such as, “What do I want to do?” Instinctually, she turned to what she loved: baking.
This fall, Winnipeg can expect loaves and loaves of the yeasty heartwarming stuff when intrepid baker / entrepreneur Suzanne Gessler opens The Pennyloaf Bakery at 858 Corydon Avenue (www.thepennyloaf. com). Indeed, as this article is being written, Suzanne is orchestrating the construction of the bakery’s centerpiece: the oven. “At The Pennyloaf, we are baking in a ‘Black’ oven,” Suzanne explains. “The fire is in the hearth. Before we all had conventional ovens, the community shared these hearths for everyone’s baking.” At over 15,000 pounds, the oven is not only an imposing edifice of functional masonry, but also a rarity. That’s because The Pennyloaf’s hearth is the only one of its kind in Winnipeg. Surprising - since these ovens are perfect for baking. “The oven’s heat is complete. You get it from the base going into the bread, circulating around the bread and radiating from the walls. That’s how you get that chewy good taste, the gloss on the inside and crust on the outside.” How it works: First, the daily wood-firing. Second, the hearth is swept clear of ash. And lastly, the buns get popped inside. And these aren’t run-of-the-mill buns! They’re wholesomely handmade with fresh, local and organic ingredients: cinnamon walnut, cranberry and almond, pumpkin, flax and poppy seed, oatmeal and almond, walnut and cambozola ... there’s even a Bird Seed Loaf. “I’ll take advantage of what’s at the farmers’ market, whether it’s apples for Cinnamon Raison Apple Bread, or different kinds of local cheeses and whole grains. I play with whatever I’ve got. Yesterday, I was playing with rosemary and made a Rosemary Cheddar Bread,” she recounts. But this baker knows how to keep things simple, too - straight-up baguette, sourdough, pumpernickel, soda bread and brioche are also on the menu. (And trust me Dear Reader -They are DELICIOUS!)
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“I’ve been maintaining mine for two years,” she says proudly. “There are starters that have been around for hundreds of years. Mothers would give it to daughters.” Traditional bread leavener is a natural (and smart!) choice for Suzanne. It enhances flavour and aroma, creates crusty and chewy textures, and makes for beautiful loaves. Recent research is also uncovering that gluten-sensitive bread lovers can enjoy easier digestion, thanks to its micro-goodness. “Starter breaks down gluten,” Suzanne confirms. Black oven loaves bake better, too. While conventional ovens can take about one hour to bake a loaf, a black oven takes a mere 20 minutes. Thanks to this astounding thermal efficiency, it doesn’t stop there. “After bread, you could bake cookies, then cakes, roast a chicken, dehydrate herbs, roast vegetables; the heat will just keep coming,” Suzanne marvels. Once The Pennyloaf Bakery’s daily 100 loaves hit the shelf, the hearth radiates on to host pastries, croissants, cookies, scones, biscuits and all manner of pies, tarts and cakes. But Suzanne isn’t sinking her heart into this hearth entirely alone. The Women’s Enterprise Centre has provided valuable resources for Suzanne to successfully transform 858 Cordyon Avenue into a home for her bakery. The new space will also boast a complete baker’s kitchen, retail space, patio, office and plenty of parking for customers. “I’ve always had a little dream about running my own bakery,” Suzanne admits. A big leap of faith! That’s because “Suzanne the Baker” was once “Suzanne the City Planner” - with some serious accomplishments, including Main Street’s recent Bell Hotel Supportive Housing Complex development, as well as the United Way & Main Street Project’s “Winnipeg Street Health Report 2011.” Both
“It’s an outlet for relaxing and being creative.” At the same time, this baker needs no alibi. “I have been baking all my life - since I was a kid. I remember taking out this Disney baking book from the school library weekly... weekly. Do you know what I mean?” After completing Red River College’s Professional Baking and Patisserie Program, Suzanne sought work experience in bakeries here at home and as far away as California - all with one goal in mind: opening a bakery. She chuckles that most of her work placements were “baptism by fire.” Once she did nothing but pick fresh basil leaves for an entire week. “I didn’t even touch any dough,” she laughs. “It was like The Karate Kid - wax on, wax off. But I learned so much. I understand the value of fresh ingredients - it does make a difference.” While Suzanne admits that a bakery isn’t as ambitious as solving homelessness, she does call attention to the name of her bakery - “The Pennyloaf” - to signal her ongoing commitment to fostering positive community connections. The first “penny loaf” was baked in 1266 by an act of the English government. The small loaf was intended to be affordable food for the poor, costing only one penny. To that tune, Suzanne reveals some big plans for her bakery, including providing work training for emerging bakers like herself, and of course, continually fostering a supportive work environment for her staff and customers. “I am trying to figure out ways to give back. Bakeries are like grocery stores,” Suzanne affirms. “They anchor the neighbourhood.”
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Toasted Zucchini Tomato Frittata Sandwiches
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4 eggs Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 medium sized zucchini, thinly sliced 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh oregano, chopped 8 slices crusty Italian bread 4 tbsp (50 mL) commercial tomato pesto 2 or 3 handfuls of baby kale or arugula In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, salt and pepper. Set aside. Pour canola oil into a large non-stick frying pan. Place over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and sauté for about 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic and oregano. Continue to cook 1-2 minutes longer. Spread vegetables in an even layer in the pan. Pour egg mixture over top of the vegetables. Reduce heat to low and cook about 2 minutes. Cover pan and cook about 5 minutes, until top of egg mixture has set. For a golden brown top, place frittata under broiler for 1-2 minutes.* Slide frittata onto a large plate and cut into 8 wedges. Meanwhile, toast bread. Place 4 pieces of toast onto a cutting board. Spread each one with approximately 1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato pesto. Arrange 2 frittata wedges over each piece of toast. Top with arugula. Place 4 remaining pieces of toast over sandwich bottoms and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings. *If frying pan handle is not oven proof, cover completely with double thickness of aluminum foil.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda ½ tsp (2 mL) salt 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon 2/3 cup (150 mL) butter 2/3 cup (150 mL) peanut butter 1 cup (250 mL) sugar 1 cup (250 mL) brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla 1½ cups (375 mL) oatmeal 1½ cups (375 mL) raisins In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In large bowl, beat together butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed. Add eggs one at a time; beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture; blend well. Stir in oatmeal and raisins. Drop by tablespoonful (15
mL) onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
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Makes 5 dozen cookies.
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THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A CLEANING SERVICE Whatever the reason, house cleaning services have many benefits. Often times, there are common misconceptions about these services that cause people not to use them. Either it’s the idea that these services are expensive or that you should be able to manage your house. Conversely, home cleaning services are very reasonably priced. Sometimes life gets hectic and we just need a little bit of help.
Your Overwhelming Schedule It’s difficult to balance life sometimes, between a career, family, and other obligations. A house cleaning service will take care of the house chores, allowing you to focus on other activities. You also have peace of mind knowing that the house is one less thing to worry about.
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Well, it’s not exactly bliss, since you still have responsibilities, but returning from an exhausting day to a clean home is such a calming feeling. After all, your home is like an escape from work. Your home will also always appear in top shape, so don’t worry about surprise guest visits.
Convenient Regular-Cleaning Schedules Home cleaning services allow you to determine when you want your home cleaned. Usually, most companies will send professional cleaners to your home on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule.
Experience and Expertise Although everyone can do it, cleaning is a skilled trade. Hiring professional cleaners is beneficial because they will clean faster and better than you. Professional home cleaning companies provide training to their employees, ensuring they have the appropriate skills to clean efficiently. These companies may offer advice for choosing green products that are environmentally friendly. Not only will it be better for the environment, but will be healthier for your home.
Better Quality of Life Apart from the fact that your home will look nice, ensuring a clean environment improves your quality of life. Regular cleaning will regulate good hygiene, promoting a healthy environment for your family. A clean place is also better for focusing so you can get things done faster. Lastly, an organized house makes finding items easy, so you can manage your house efficiently.
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because winter is never f r away Crisp autumn air; crunching leaves beneath your feet; the winning touchdown; Halloween apples; the first snowfall. The comfort of shearling, from head to toes. Four seasons – one store. The WonderfulWorld of Sheepskin.
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STEREO Reviewed by Randal McIlroy MG MG (Mute) Solo records are tough to vindicate when you’re a band’s sole songwriter. Bryan Ferry got around that in his early break from Roxy Music with idiosyncratic cover versions. So did Depeche Mode’s director, Martin Gore, whose uncommon choices for his two Counterfeit EPs were vindicated by his obvious love for the material. Now, trading simply as MG, he’s generated an instrumental set that reaches back to the electronic textures that first drove Depeche Mode, and may have been made on the same equipment, but values melody and texture well ahead of sonic novelty. Moby’s millionselling Play may be the best reference point – Gore loves to set pretty, glassine melodies against ominous bass swirls and scything, the result being calming and sinister in the same metallic breath. In his lighter moments, this could be the opening music for Breakfast Television. With his day job paying diminishing rewards artistically, MG confirms a bright mind remains at the controls.
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(Virgin/Universal) Just how the most savage, bloody-minded band to loom from Britain’s progressive rock scene lasted as well as it has may be down to iron will and persistence of vision, as Van der Graaf Generator leader Peter Hammill muses in the liner notes to these exciting two discs. Having great tunes, whether immediate or insidious, didn’t hurt, and neither did the unusual and astounding lineup. The well-read Hammill’s Existential essays and red-raw rock were matched for ferocity by David Jackson’s electric saxes, Hugh Banton’s trouble-in-the-cathedral organ and Guy Evans’ tireless drumming, and the BBC version of the stage favourite, “Killer” – shark as metaphor for the self-destructive – captures the band’s inimitable extremes. They always had more colours at hand, however, and “Refugees” shows how they could play prettily too. Vividly recorded, and appointed well in liner notes and photographs, After the Flood is a faultless introduction.
MAL WALDRON Quintets (Black Saint/Soul Note import) No notes were wasted beneath Mal Waldron’s hands. His music made the most of the least, with a tireless left hand as iron anchor while his right scurried. Solo sets and small groups pay best tribute to the late pianist, but the four albums boxed for Quintets excite in other ways. The tracks are long, with plenty of room for the burly horns and terrific combustion from the Reggie Workman/Ed Blackwell rhythm team. The greatest surprise is “The Seagulls of Kristiansund,” which unrolls slowly across 26 wellmeasured minutes. The Waldron set is part of the same Italian series as a great Steve Lacy anthology reviewed recently in these pages – four albums pressed in miniature replica album sleeves for a deep-dish box. There’s no overview booklet, and you’ll want a magnifying glass for the original liner notes, but with a retail price in Canada of about $30 you can afford the latter. 32 | STYLE MANITOBA | AUTUMN 2015
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BOOKSHELF Stealing Sisi’s Star: How a Master Thief Nearly Got Away with Austria’s Most Famous Jewel (McFarland) by Jennifer Bowers Bahney
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Elisabeth - Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary - was the Princess Di of her day: beautiful, adored, and unhappy. Just one dazzling diamond and pearl piece remained from her fabulous jewellery collection, until it was stolen from a Viennese palace by a master thief from Winnipeg, of all places. A fascinating crime story that seems like fiction but it’s all true.
Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and a Scattershot World
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(Greystone) by Brian Brett
Not only an entertaining portrait of one wildly exuberant, disco-dancing, “Party time!” shouting parrot, but also an intriguing, provocative look at our narrow notions of intelligence and language, and at the relationships between humans and birds. Hilarious, moving, thought provoking and richly rewarding. Brian Brett has written something extraordinary.
Nightwatching (Harper Collins) by Méira Cook
A sensitive, lyrical, ultimately tragic novel about an unlikely trio - a 12-year-old white girl, her black nanny, and the gardener’s son - whose surprising friendship is torn apart by apartheid in Orange Free State in South Africa. Born and raised in South Africa, now living in Winnipeg, this is a landscape and culture that Méira Cook knows intimately.
(Coach House) by Jon Chan Simpson When Red Deer, Alberta’s biggest half-Asian rap star goes missing before his breakout show, his brother finds himself pulled into a world of gangs, gold bullets, and a beautiful girl from the wrong side of town. With this utterly exuberant novel charged with the rhythms of hip hop, Jon Chan has made an ambitious, auspicious debut.
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“I’ve always had empathy towards people who suffer in silence,” Vandal says. “It has always hurt me inside. I have worked with hundreds of drug addicts and alcoholics who struggle so much with what is now commonly called a ‘co-occurring disorder.’ “After the chemical withdrawal, I went to Addictions Foundations of Manitoba, then I went to Tamarack rehab. I met a care worker who said to me, ‘We are only as sick as our secrets.’ That has always stuck with me. It was true for me; I was so bottled up with PTSD and the negative memories it made me feel. I was so emotionally ill, waking up in the middle of the night crying for no reason but memories from years ago.’ “Now, 13 years sober, I take the time and make the time to be there for others like people were there for me,” he adds, “Like my uncle Dan Vandal, who was a huge emotional support for me my whole life. He was always there for me, even at my lowest points.” Though happy to tell his story, Vandal found that working on the book, his first, was its own challenge. He’s grateful to Rummery, a Winnipeg writer and editor. “Thanks to her and her patience, she not only crafted a great book, but also helped me with the healing process,” he says. “This book was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve been through a lot, so to say this was the hardest really means a lot. I relived my trauma in detail, but also faced it head on. I was ready for this, as I had been through programs that help you deal with your past, so I was well prepared,” he adds. “Really though, I just remain true to myself; I’m always available to help others even if they have done me wrong. After all the mistakes I’ve made in my life, how could I possibly be critical of others? We’re all allowed to make mistakes. It’s just the people who keep making the same ones over and over that you need to be careful of. Making the same mistakes, you have to see that they are making a conscious choice.” One thing that helped him to recover was boxing, an activity he now shares with others. He is, in fact, a 3rd level NCCP boxing coach, and works with young people through boxing. “Off the Ropes” features a photo of Vandal with Team Manitoba, who he coached for the 2011 Canada Winter Games. “I love giving people and kids hope. Being involved in a sport is a way to attain a level of
BREAKING the CHAIN
Roland Vandal has lived through the toughest of times: sexual abuse as a teenager, addictions, brushes with the law, suicide attempts. But he’s survived, and now boasts a book about his ordeal and his recovery, Off the Ropes (Shillingford), written with Carlene Rummery. These days, he looks for ways to help people.
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self worth, learn commitment, and accountability. It helps me be accountable to others,” he says. “I experienced abuse at the hands of a coach and I like to embrace the fact there are good volunteers and coaches who really make a difference, as my hockey coaches did with me. People can get past their traumatic events and capitalize on their hurt. You can lever off of the negative and turn it into positive,” explains Vandal. “One of the boys I coached was having a lot of trouble and wasn’t showing up at the gym. So I went to his school and tracked him down. He was having trouble in foster care at his current home. That day, I helped him get removed and I signed on as his foster parent, thus opening the door to the youth home I have now.” Now a successful motivational speaker (breakingthechain.ca), Vandal has spoken more than 700 times across Canada and the US. He is also the subject of three documentaries:
“FIGHT”(available on Netflix), “Filling The Void” (on YouTube) and “The Wounded Healer: The Roland Vandal Story.” The last was directed by Jim Agapito and is airing this fall on CBC. He’s also in talks for a feature movie deal. Vandal has also received much recognition for his community work: featured in the book, The Leadership Of Winnipeg; named one of the top 40 community leaders (Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce); one of the 100 most fascinating people in Manitoba (Metro newspaper); and one of the top 100 community leaders in North America (the John C Maxwell Team in Orlando, Florida). He was just awarded the TJ’s Gift Foundation “Champion Award” this past spring. “Helping others means two people get gifts: the people we are helping and then ourselves for getting busy with life, getting out of ourselves,” enthuses Vandal. “Today I love my life.”
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Sexy Sophisticated Style Bun hairstyles are fashionable all year round and offer great versatility, from the more messy styles to the classic appearance. Girls like wearing buns to pair off with the perfect outfit. Jenniferâ€™s sexy, sophisticated style is one any woman can wear for a special occasion like a wedding, or just a night out.
Fall Trends As the summer sun fades away, heat makes way for new trends in the fall! Looking for something new but not quite over the summerâ€™s pastel invasion? Try mixing some metallic tones in with your pastel shades. This combination of hard and soft is the look on all the fall runways! Metallic colouring is all the rage in London! Pair it with smokey makeup, metal accessories and a soft messy fishtail braid for full impact on a night out! Makeup: Lilli Csuk Haircut and colour: Kelly Woodford Photography: Teri Hofford Photography Salon One Eleven 111 Fort St 204-942-7387 www.salonone11.ca
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For up-dos, sometimes your hair will require some special treatment before it can actually be styled. This can involve curling it wavy so the up-do can be done easily. Although it may look simple, this hairstyle will need a lot of care and attention. An up-do can involve backcombing to give it more life, make hair look thicker, and the style last longer. Importantly, your hairstyle should match your face. For someone unaccustomed to wearing much makeup on a regular basis but wanting something more than their everyday look, yet not too dramatic, a natural look will be sure to bring out your best features. For a contemporary look, use eyebrow powder to ensure that eyebrows look well defined, yet natural, and will not melt or fade away. For makeup, Jennifer was given soft pink lips and cheeks, along with a bit of purple eyeshadow and false lashes, giving her eyes a bolder look and a little more colour than the rest of her face. Model: Jennifer Williams Hair: Jessica Wilson Makeup: Sarah Young Photography: Kaydee Luxe Inc Tantrum Salon & Spa Unit 204-1750 Plessis Rd 204-222-2393
Two Sided Story The big story on hair trends today is colour, colour, colour! The pages of social networks are filled with images of bright pastels in pinks, reds, blues, greens, orange, yellows and purples. Even combined rainbow shades. With so many hair colour choices these days, sometimes it can be a difficult decision! The split colour trend is picking up speed. Choosing opposite colours that complement each other on either side of the head can be a very interesting, yet stunning effect. These gals show off two looks with two different colour combinations. Center parted here, for the dramatic effect. An addition of extensions can lengthen the look completely. Side parting to your favourite shade will enhance the colour choice, giving you more options for style. These artificial colour choices are usually a 2 to 3 colour process and require 3 to 6 hours to achieve full results. They are also subject to fading, and need to be refreshed periodically for optimum effects. These techniques can also be done in natural fashion shades. On Trend: Eyes lashes & groomed brows! The main plot of this makeup is exaggerated, dark and thick! Lash strips in various sizes and lengths: Brow shapers, shadows, and pencils are “must haves”! Whatever your story is…conclude with dramatic makeup! Hair & Makeup: *CANDESS, *SUSIE, *KAYLA Photo: 4everFROZEN PHOTOGRAPHY Society the Salon 120 Donald St 204-947-3766
Getting ready for fall? Fall is soon approaching and it’s likely time to freshen up your colour. Blondes tend to come in at this time of year with sunbleached hair that has started looking brassy. The solution is to add some brighter blondes, some softer low-lites, and for those who want a little bit of extra sunshine, adding some soft yellows can give you that edgy colour without being too drastic. Adding a low-lite that is close to the natural colour breaks up the old sun bleached colour, and the lightener gives that beautiful blonde. Other colours can also be added to give you a point of difference - the best thing about Aveda Pure Pigments is that they last very well in the hair and fade less than other traditional options. Hair Artist /colorist: Kristina Products: Aveda colour - Aveda lightener, Pure Yellow and Full spectrum lowlite rituals in hair and skin 159 St Anne’s Rd 204-452-1182 www.ritualsinhairandskin.ca
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With the crispness of fall comes a sense of change, and with it, the opportunity to mix up your look. This elegant pendant is pave set in 18K white gold (.40 carat black diamonds and .30 carat white diamonds, VS clarity, G colour). $2995 mokada custom jewelry design studio 1-530 waterfront drive www.mokada.ca
Therapy Bags are locally made and filled with Canadian wheat. They come in a variety of fabrics and may be placed in the freezer or the microwave to provide soothing relief for aches & pains. Available at Rave Massage for $19.95 Rave Massage 1220 St Mary’s Rd ravemassage.com
“Corner Store” is a larger format piece 60” x 36”, by Manitoba artist Michel Saint Hilaire. Dramatic in colour and composition, this piece is characteristic of Michel’s style of integrating the aesthetics of architecture upon landscapes. A marvellous piece for home, cottage or office. Special SG Fall Event: “Pop-Up Gallery” at 222 McDermot Ave (Sept 4- Oct 15) Soul Gallery Inc. 163 Clare Ave www.soulgallery.ca
Beautiful shearling gloves for men & women, available in a variety of shades in traditional suede finish & ultra soft calf leather with shearling lining. Wonderful World of Sheepskin 250 Dufferin Ave www.worldofsheepskin.com
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The Helia Pendant will bring a sophisticated modern look to any space. Also available in polished copper. Total Lighting Sales 347 William Ave www.totallightingsales.ca
FABFINDS Enhance your décor with a CityScape live edge deluxe leaning floor mirror, available in solid Cherry. Faveri’s Wood Furniture 625 Wall St faveriswoodfurniture.com
Dahlia ceramic doorknobs from Noah’s Ark International Exports in India. Featured items are fair trade products, providing vital income to artisans from more than 30 countries & work for nearly 60,000 people around the world. Ten Thousand Villages 2 locations: 134 Plaza Dr & 1-963 Henderson Hwy www.tenthousandvillages.ca AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 39
Solid. Dependable. Enduring. Words often used to describe a longstanding relationship. They could just as well be used to describe the quality of furniture at Faveri’s Wood Furniture, where customers come to invest in furniture they know will last a lifetime. Located at 625 Wall Street, Faveri’s Wood Furniture offers a broad range of finished and unfinished furniture, as well as custom build services. A Winnipeg institution for over 39 years, the owners remain committed to providing customers with the best value in solid wood furniture. “We offer beautiful solid wood furniture that is timeless,” says Robert Kreis, who owns Faveri’s Wood Furniture, along with his wife, Lynda Wilson. “Styles range from traditional to contemporary, and include unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.” Wilson says her travels have had a big influence on their selection of styles. All the wood used is from environmentally sustainable sources – forests where trees taken are being replanted, Kreis states. “We carry a large selection of Birch, Maple, North American Alder, as well as Oak, Walnut, and Cherry. Virtually all of the furniture is made in North America, and 85 percent of it is made in Canada,” he says. “We also use environmentally friendly products for finishing,” he adds. ”We use water based stains and lacquers, and Hardwax Oils made from vegetable oil. We take the environment seriously, and that’s why there is the smell of wood, not chemicals, in our store.” Whether customers are looking for a formal dining room or a rustic look for the cottage at the lake, the owners are confident they will find exactly what they are looking for.
Solid wood furniture built to last a lifetime BY DONNA MINKUS
“We have a wide selection of dining room tables, islands, cabinets, and a huge selection of chairs. We also carry a large selection of solid wood beds, dressers and chests,” Kreis says. “Lynda has made a point of ‘dressing’ many of the bedroom suites so customers don’t have to use a lot of imagination to see how it will look in their home,” he adds. In addition to fine furniture, Faveri’s carries a vast selection of art, accessories and finishing
supplies. “We try to be unique with our products. We don’t want to carry things that you can find anywhere else,” Wilson says. Since Faveri’s prides itself on selling a quality product, their customer service must also be superior, Kreis acknowledges, and that includes an open and honest interaction between customers and staff at the store. “There is no pressure. We are here to help customers make the right choice when they buy a solid wood piece, and we know that they will find something they like,” he says. “We have people who come in with a budget and will buy one piece at a time, as they can afford it. They do that because they know in the end, it will be less expensive to buy quality furniture that will last.” For those who are looking for something completely different, Faveri’s has a selection of pieces made from reclaimed barn-board, Kreis points out.
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“We also have different types of reclaimed wood, such as a table reclaimed from timber from the Massy Harris Warehouse, which was located in Toronto’s waterfront, and is tied to Canada’s agricultural industry. When people have a chance to own a table with that kind of history, aside from its beauty, it’s amazing.” While the store will remain true to its roots, the owners will continue to branch out, Wilson says, pointing to their new Cityscape Live Edge collection, which offers modern rustic dining room and bedroom pieces. Their new Patio Daddyo engineered bamboo furniture, also made in the US, is another example of the fresh and exciting ideas you’ll find at Faveri’s. “We want to remain unique and not be like every other store,” Wilson concludes. For more information about Faveri’s Wood Furniture, check out the website at www.faveriswoodfurniture.com
Dental clinic designed with family dentistry in mind BY DONNA MINKUS
| PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN JOHNSTON
For many people, a visit to the dentist can create some anxiety, especially if accompanying a child. The dental team at the new Corydon Dental Centre want to change that: they want patients to look forward to their next appointment. After a visit to the new clinic at 1425 Corydon Avenue, you can see how the environment could elicit that response. From the huge, bright reception area to the mid-century modern marshmallow sofa to the children’s playroom, the Corydon Dental Centre is designed for family dentistry. It’s no coincidence then, that Douglas Paul Design, a design company that specializes in creating and renovating dental offices, was involved in the project. Working with Dr. Angela Thomas - one of the dentists at the Centre who just happens to have a keen eye for design - Doug Lennox designed a dental office to embrace a unique style.
“We are creative consultants,” says Lennox, who owns Douglas Paul Design. “We design the floor plans and interior theme, which is very detailed, using 3D color images so clients can see what they’re getting. Then we work with contractors to do the job. We organize and supervise the construction to ensure it’s going according to the plan. We manage the project, from start to finish.” Lennox, who says his projects are usually more contemporary involving glass and stainless steel, calls the design “vintage with a modern twist.” “This project was a little different because Angela had a specific set of requirements in mind. She was very hands-on. She also helped with material selection.” Thomas acknowledges that she played a big role in developing the look, adding that request for
design went out to other companies but from the first rendering, Lennox was interpreting what she imagined. “Doug was good at taking what I had in my head and putting it on paper. He asked questions and listened to what I wanted. He has a special way of making what you want happen,” says Thomas. She says her inspiration came from her love of the design of River Heights’ homes. “I wanted our clinic to have similar elements such as mouldings, windows, baseboards – but with a modern touch. We didn’t want it to look like a dental office. We wanted a clean, fresh look.” “I think we achieved that,” she continues. “The receptionist area feels more like living space. It’s beautiful and bright, and we’re on the second floor at tree level, so there’s a nice view. There’s a playroom for children, and we even have iPads
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www.corydondental.com 201-1425 Corydon Ave T: 204.487.1744 F: 204.489.3665
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The dental team includes Dr. Robert Ramsay, who provides care in all areas of dentistry including orthodontics; and Dr. Murray White, who has been in practice for 25 years and is well known for excellent service to his patients and his reputation in serving the dental profession. Rounding out the dental team is a staff of 18, which consists of dental hygienists and assistants, receptionists and an office manager.
so they can entertain themselves. People are wowed. Some don’t want to leave. And children love hanging out in the play area. “
Diversity of services Corydon Dental Clinic needed to expand to accommodate the diversity of services it offers, Thomas explains. “Dentistry is evolving, and more technology is required for today’s dentistry. We needed more space for the equipment, like CT scans, surgical equipment and digital imagery.” “We also want to grow our pediatric practice,” says Thomas, who did her residency in pediatrics, has a background in treating children and a special knack for putting them at ease. “There’s a trend toward sending children to pediatric dentists, but we want to be able to treat children here in our clinic,” she says, stating the addition of Dr. Jordan Pang, who also loves working with children and teens, will help them move in that direction. “We want the entire family to come to our clinic. Our goal is to offer all of our patients a full range of dental service in one place.”
The services offered at Corydon Dental Centre include restorative dentistry, including crowns, dentures, fillings and bridges; cosmetic dentistry which includes veneers, bonding and whitening; orthodontics, which include braces and envisalign; as well as periodontal treatment and implants. The complete list of the services can be found on their website at www.corydondental.com
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To accommodate the diversity of services, the design called for a number of treatment rooms. They are all separate and strategically situated away from the reception area, Lennox points out. “There is a treatment room for hygienists, dental sterilization equipment, x-ray and a lab. There are also separate rooms for mechanical equipment, storage and a staff room for lunch.”
they were able to compartmentalize the services because of the size of the clinic. “The Centre encompasses the entire second floor of the building, about 4000 square feet, so we had lots of space to work with.” “The building was still under construction so we were basically coming into an empty shell,” he notes. “Within six months, we were able to take a concept the client envisioned and create a distinctive design. The job went smoothly, was on time and within budget.” While Douglas Paul Design specializes in dental offices and has completed over 100 dental offices in Western Canada over the past 30 years, the company also creates and renovates professional offices for doctors, lawyers and accountant, Lennox says. For more information about the services Douglas Paul Design offers, go to their website at www.douglaspaul.ca
The treatment rooms are also specially designed so that all of the equipment can be stored in cabinets. “This makes it less intimidating to patients,” he says, adding that there is separate instrumentation for dentists and their assistants. “Everything is geared for efficiency.” As liaison between the dental office and the contractor, Boretta Construction, Lennox says AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 43
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OUTDOORL I V I N G The sun may be shining now, but when the weather turns a bit cooler it doesn’t mean you have to come inside. Krevco Lifestyles, winner of four Consumer Choice awards this year alone, features your “gotta have” products that keep you living life outside year round. Swim spas continued to sell well this summer, but it’s using them in the winter that sold these adaptive options. Designed to meet a broad range of health and wellness needs, swim spas are ideal for all types of training, swimming, fitness programs, aquatic therapy, relaxation, family fun, and weather. To make it easier for customers to find the right product for their lifestyle, Krevco recently created a new dedicated swim spa room at the company’s 700 Berry Street location. Featuring Master Spa’s H2X Swim Spas, and Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas, designed by Michael Phelps and his coach Bob Bowman for both physical and therapeutic purposes, customers can see and feel the benefits first hand. Shown in 12, 15 and 19-foot models, customers can actually try each swim system to see which suits them best. And unlike a traditional pool, a swim spa is like an endless pool that can be used 12 months of the year, making it a great investment for customers who want more out of their backyard. “How about inviting people over for a backyard pool party on New Years Eve?” beams Don Carson, president of Krevco Lifestyles. This is also the thrust behind Krevco’s upswing in hot tub sales, which are already further ahead than last year. “With the drop in the dollar we’re seeing people put their winter vacation dollars into their backyard. They want a good investment; something they can use year round. And that’s why we’re seeing such growth with hot tubs,” he states, adding the company has won the Consumers Choice Award for best pool and hot tub builder for the ninth year in a row.
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He points to Master Spa’s Master Force BioMagnetic Therapy System, and EcoPur® Filtration System as just two highlights that make their hot tubs the best on the market. “People can shop around and look at other brands, but they always come back because of our variety, our high-quality brands, and knowledge. This year once again proves it,” states Carson. Variety is key to Krevco Lifestyle’s year round sales offerings as the company recently won the Consumers Choice for Business Excellence for best fireplace retailer. “We’re very proud of this and worked hard to earn this award. Selling and installing product year round is what will keep Krevco in business for the next 50 years,” says Carson, adding 2016 will be the company’s 35th year in business. He notes that fireplace and wood stove sales are a big part of where Krevco is going.
Add to that if you’re looking to turn up the heat indoors, Krevco offers extensive fitness product lines, which just won the company two more Consumer Choice awards. As well, Krevco’s recent partnership with Bison Plumbing & Heating allows the company to service or install a new Lenox furnace or air conditioner. The companies coupling means customers can have their pool gas work completed, as well as have their furnace replaced by the same company. “When the pool season ends, we as a company, begin to sell fitness, fireplaces, and furnaces,” states Carson, adding these offerings are something that has taken 10 years to put in place by way of acquisitions and mergers, and weren’t offered at Krevco in its first 25 years in busi-ness. “We are truly now the year round, gotta-have store with the full-service, gotta-have service technicians for all the indoor and outdoor products we sell.”
“Hot boxes of water can be sold anywhere. And we don’t want to bad-mouth any other company or products, but we are very proud of what we offer customers.”
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ust one year ago, these East St. Paul homeowners had an altogether different view from their backyard deck, where they overlooked an off-grade, poorly drained yard with dead trees. There were few places for their kids to play, or for adults to entertain.
In the fall of 2014, the Silver Stone team removed the dead trees and brought the yard to grade by hauling in 1,000 yards of fill.
But they knew that their huge yard had potential.
The pool was installed at the same time. Over the winter, Thibeault worked with the homeowners to refine the yard’s design. By this spring, the stage was set for Silver Stone to complete the landscaping process.
That’s why they enlisted Kyle Thibeault, owner of Silver Stone Landscaping to help realize their vision. The homeowners desired a deck and patio area, a swimming pool and outdoor game court, along with trees, shrubs and grassed areas incorporated in to the yard’s design. Thibeault’s challenge was to integrate these very disparate elements into a unified and connected whole. “The whole idea for this yard was that it would have flow between the different zones,” says Thibeault.
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“We added gentle hills and berms to shape the yard while providing visual interest and privacy,” says Thibeault.
“A project of this size and scope meant many months of planning before we set the wheels in motion,” says Thibeault. The Silver Stone crew planted a variety of mature trees – ash, spruce, flowering crabapple, Amur cherry among them – around the yard’s perimeter. The trees act as natural privacy screens, while providing beautiful foliage at different times of the year.
They incorporated more trees and large rocks, along with perennial shrubs like mugo pine, into curved beds of crushed black granite that sweep around and between the pool and games court areas. The games court, where the family can enjoy activities like basketball and volleyball, is set at a slightly lower grade than the pool area and accessed via a low flight of stairs. Retaining walls of Barkman Pisa II stones help provide further distinction between the various activity areas. Thibeault’s design included several large granite boulders cut into the retaining walls to add height, texture and further visual appeal. “We used a lot of curvature in the garden beds and walls to soften the pool’s concrete deck as well as the linear lines of the pool and games court areas,” says Thibeault. He notes that they included inlays of Barkman Roman paving stones in the pool deck to break up the expanse of concrete and further unify the hardscaping. Linking all the zones together are stepping stone walkways of Barkman Dynasty slate slabs in “Sierra Gray.” These paths also allow access to storage sheds and provide overall direction within the yard. Silver Stone installed an underground irrigation system to help keep the newly transformed property as low maintenance as possible. Now, when the homeowners look out from their deck, they have an amazing vista: healthy stands of trees, lush grass, rounded garden beds and undulating walls and paths to complement their main recreation areas. Extensive advance planning, ongoing adjustments and creativity combined in a successful realization of this yard’s ambitious overhaul. It was worth it: the homeowners were able to entertain and enjoy quality family time by the summer.
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Today is 35ºC. Outside, the expressions on people’s faces have that melted icing look. It’s hot. It’s sweaty. It’s time to think about a pool. Jonathan Kreviazuk and business partner Blair Irwin have been offering the solutions to hot weather survival since 2008. The pair own and operate Samson Pools, a premier supplier of wet recreation that has been helping Manitobans make the very best of summer with more than 200 combinations of above ground and in-ground pools. At Samson, they build pools, repair pools and provide the kind of service that makes pool ownership child’s play.
According to Jonathan, people can put themselves into a nicely landscaped in-ground pool starting around $45,000, with above ground pools running upwards of $10,000. “The cost of a fabulous backyard pool is a lot less than people might think. And, because we know the ins and outs of Manitoba’s unique installation needs and have years of experience, we take all the bumps out of the road,” says Jonathan.
“In the last few years, we have seen a growth in shallow no-diving pools with people going for a resort experience over lap swimming,” he says. Jonathan has also seen a move to stamped concrete and vinyl steps. “This gives a more modern appearance,” he says, noting that diving boards seem to be a thing of the past with only about 25 percent of installs going this route. “Slides are sturdier and safer today, and these are quite popular.”
He reports that customers of Samson Pools quickly discover that both owners are frequently on site to manage the job. “You call us because you want less stress in your life. You want the luxury of a pool. We understand and know that customers expect what was said during the sale must be done at installation. Either Blair or myself personally manage the job till it’s finished and perfect.” Certainly, pool perfection is what Winnipeggers are discovering when they come home to find backyards newly landscaped for fun. According to Jonathan, they typically install standard shapes like ovals or rectangles, but have done complete custom jobs that add an owner’s personal touch to new homes and existing properties.
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OUTDOORL I V I N G A Change for the Best Not all decks and railings are created equal. Pity, because a badly built deck or a shabby railing reflects poorly on a property’s curb appeal or interior design. This is where Prairie Accent raises the bar with a catalogue of innovative solutions and the capability to manufacture custom products that keep homes, businesses and even school and recreation sites up to date and looking great. According to Prairie Accent’s Operations Manager Dan Cosens, the Blumenort, Manitoba business has been manufacturing and installing railings as well as building waterproof vinyl exterior decks for the past 18 years. “We have built up considerable experience over the years and have become a ‘go-to’ company for a long list of Manitoba’s premier homebuilders who look to us for quality solutions that work with their cutting edge designs,” he says, commenting that both railings and decks have undergone big changes over the years. For example, Prairie Accent is uniquely qualified to build or repair existing roof decks. “For roof decks we use 65 mil Weatherdek that is available in 23 patterns and colours. Once complete, the deck is weather-tight and completely walkable,” says Cosens. Inside, the company has been successful with railing designs that use 10mm and 12mm sheet glass that are clipped to metal or wood framing. The look is modern yet timeless, and contributes to the open airy feel of contemporary new homes. The same is true outside where decks and walkways can be taken to new aesthetic heights by installing transparent railings that let the light shine on exterior spaces. When it comes to picket rails, Prairie Accent has you covered. Manufactured to meet the needs of active households as well as the rigors of Manitoba weather, Prairie Accent offers welded aluminum pickets that are powder coated and feature a low profile design. “These look good and take a beating over time. We can also manufacture custom products from customer specifications. And, we install and guarantee everything,” says Cosens. From glassed bathroom shower stalls to industry leading vinyl decks to innovative stairway solutions that help make entrances grand, Prairie Accent is a Manitoba company that offers the best in maintenance free solutions to railing and deck challenges.
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OUTDOORL I V I N G Walkin’ the Talk When the weather is fine who thinks about snow clearing? Matt Bell does. Bell operates Geller’s Year Round Property Service, a company that specializes in taking the challenges out of home and commercial property maintenance. “Life is short,” he says. “Why spend your precious time weeding, cutting grass or shovelling your driveway and sidewalk when we can do it for you?” Geller’s is a company built on professional pride. Bell reports they operate only the latest equipment and their skilled teams all arrive uniformed and ready to impress. “We have everything from hand shovels to skid steers and everything in between. Our equipment can handle any job – big or small.”
up. This adds to the confidence and comfort our customers enjoy,” he says.
Trucks are equipped with GPS technology. This allows staff to not only know where crews are at any given moment, but if a customer phones with a request, Geller’s can advise on when the workers will arrive on site.
According to Matt, Geller’s customers who contract for snow removal have the benefit of consistent work where properties are cleared within 12 hours of a snowfall.
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snows that day, we shovel that day. We don’t leave our customers hanging with a lot of excuses,” he says, commenting that when companies do snow removal on a part time basis, it can be a full time headache for customers. “This is what we do seven days a week, 365 days a year. We have built our business by keeping our promises.”
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e asked Manitoba Home Builders’ Association President Mike Moore what’s new at this fall’s Parade of Homes. This is what he told us. “There are 131 new homes from 33 different builders being shown this year in 36 separate neighbourhoods. This is a lot of new home excitement and shows that Manitoba homebuilders are full of innovation,” he says. According to Moore, there are 40,000 visits to Parade of Home locations each fall. People have a number of reasons to visit. Some make the trip to developments around Winnipeg to discover and learn about new home trends and design and the latest in amenities, while others seek to find out how easy it is to find the family in a new home address. “People will drop in to a showhome to check out cutting edge design and maybe take this to their existing home. They are looking at counters and walkouts, home theatres and flooring examples to discover what might work at their home,” says Moore, mentioning that these three weeks in September and October show off the industry like nothing else.
“You can’t just spend your time looking at computer screens for new homes and interior design. The Parade of Homes is a perfect opportunity to get real and kick some tires. At showhomes you can see home automation systems at work or find out how solid the hardwoods in the great room are,” he says. According to Moore, many of those people interested in new homes will tour the sites making lists of properties to which they want to return after all the fanfare has died down.
“People develop questions at the Parade and then contact the agent after to arrange a private showing and discuss custom touches,” he says, concluding that a new home purchase means you get to live life on your terms in a home design that is free of compromises. The Fall 2015 Parade of Homes runs from September 12th to October 4th at various locations in Winnipeg and beyond. Visit www. homebuilders.mb.ca for more information.
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On hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for Bonavista - Genstar’s newest development: (L-R) John Motkaluk, Marc Brown (Development manager, Genstar), Jerry Klein (VP, Genstar) & Eric Green (Style Manitoba).
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A 243-acre master planned community, Bonavista will offer approximately 1,100 single-family homes as the neighbourhood is built out over the
next few years. Plans call for 20 acres of public reserve, a 14-acre recreational hub as well as 30 acres devoted to a variety of multi family developments. Shovels are already in the ground with servicing almost complete. Expectations are that the first homes will begin to rise this fall. “Bonavista is all about healthy community and active lifestyles,” says Marc Brown, Genstar’s Development Manager. “The design calls for walkable streets and connectivity to recreation, the active and public transport networks as well as easy access to routes to cottage
country. We have also sought out the help of organizations such as Native Plant Solutions, who are assisting with the development of four naturalized wetlands giving Bonavista a decidedly natural aspect while supporting low impact development solutions.” According to Brown, designers also did away with the cul du sac, a feature that tends to fill new home developments with confusing dead-end streets. Genstar elected to go with grid system planning similar to tried and true older sections of Canadian cities. “Having no cul du sacs means the community is more walkable. The lot layout is also better for passive heating and cooling of homes because of the positioning of lots in reference to sunlight.” Genstar has partnered with 13 leading homebuilders to bring the best of Manitoba new home design and technology to the development. Brown notes that lots are ample with a wide variety available. These include lane lots, park and lake lots, and amenity lots with widths up to 50 feet.
“There is great connectivity to transit, roadways and bike paths, and the area is well serviced by commercial hubs at St Vital Centre and Sage Creek,” he says. The community is also environmentally sensitive. Not only is Genstar working with Native Plant Solutions to create low impact wetlands, but Bonavista will also feature 100 percent LED street lighting, an attribute that means lower cost and less power usage. “We are very excited about developing the Bonavista neighbourhood. It represents our first community in southeast Winnipeg and will complement the surrounding communities quite nicely,” says Brown, commenting that Bonavista will be a community-oriented, life cycle neighbourhood where people can grow up, start a family and retire with all the modern amenities, services and facilities they need in close proximity. For those wanting to build in the southeast sector of Winnipeg, the wait is over. Visit Bonavista West of Lagimodiere Blvd on Warde Avenue to discover Genstar’s inspired art of suburban living. AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 57
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New home buyers looking for an address in Winnipeg’s much sought after southeastern quadrant will find good reason to be pleased about Genstar’s newest development – Bonavista. Genstar is well known as a premier developer with communities such as Lindenwoods in its considerable portfolio. Now it is bringing its expertise to the southeast with a variety of housing options, recreation opportunities and easy living solutions.
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Quality & Craftsmanship For over 45 years, H. Albers Builders has been creating quality, custom homes. But Heinz Albers, owner of the homebuilding firm, had been using his attention to detail and creativity for many years before he ever designed a home. “I started as a cabinetmaker when I was 18 because I loved working with wood,” he says, adding while he used to create all the custom cabinetry in his homes, at his age he prefers to let his team of tradesmen take over. H. Albers’ craftsmen have obviously learned well, as the builder’s exceptional skills can been seen in each of the half dozen homes the company creates each year. Working directly with clients one-on-one, from concept to finished product, the company’s high-quality homes always feature something unique. As pictured here, the custom, wave-like ceiling embellishment over the table adds an ultra-modern element to a traditional space such as a dining room. Albers states he took a similar approach with this year’s showhome at 48 Wild Iris in Sage Creek. The 1,500-square-foot, two-bedroom house also features unique cabinetry and a walnut-based island, along with a custom white marble tile surround for the great room’s fireplace, hardwood floors, and a spa-like ensuite off the master bedroom.
“These are perfect sized lots to accommodate all the toys of suburban living,” he says, inviting people to contact either himself or his business partner Wayne Penner at Royal LePage Prime Real Estate (www.countrysidecrossing.com).
Albers remarks that he’s looking forward to 2016, when the company will further develop homes in Winnipeg with new designs under the same high-quality customer experience and skilled craftsmanship.
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Get Established Nestled in the heart of Charleswood at 105 Geraldine Drive, Southwynn Homes’ fall showhome boasts the benefits of a modern residence in an established neighbourhood. As you step in to the 2,050-square-foot, twostorey home, located between Corydon Avenue and Roblin Boulevard, the foyer opens up to a large, horseshoe-shaped staircase. Just to the side of the entrance is a dedicated office space and two-piece powder room, before moving into the main floor’s open concept area. The great room, complete with ribbon fireplace, features large windows offering ample natural light, and a view of the forest behind the lot. The scenic location can also be spotted from the dining area and kitchen, which features an island with additional seating options, as well as a walk-through pantry. The main floor is completed by a large mudroom with lockers and storage just off the garage. The second level, home to the master suite and three other bedrooms, also houses a laundry area. Each bedroom boasts large closets, while
the master bedroom has a five-piece ensuite with soaker tub and tiled shower. Since the home is a Manitoba Hydro / Centra Gas display home, all of the appliances, with the exception of the fridge and dryer, run on natural gas. The home also features a wall-
mounted, tankless hot water system, which provides instant hot water and doesn’t take up space in a utility room. Southwynn Homes plans on continuing to build in Charleswood with future showhomes in Scotswood Meadows, as well as potential properties in Bridgwater Lakes.
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When Manitoba Housing came up with the idea for the Bridgwater Neighbourhoods, the goal was that each neighbourhood would have a distinct look, they would be connected by pathways and walkways, and they would all lead to the Town Centre where residents could gather and shop. Each year, the addition of more housing, amenities and new businesses brings the neighbourhoods closer to that objective.
“To date, 1070 homes have been sold. We expect it to be built out and fully occupied by 2017,” says Rewniak. Built along three beautiful lakes, the homes of Bridgwater Lakes blend traditional style with distinctively modern architectural features, and are exclusively single-family dwellings. So far, 850 homes have been sold and 600 are occupied.
Showhomes at Bridgwater Trails Bridgwater Trails is the newest residential neighbourhood and will offer the largest number of single-family homes and multi-family units. “When construction is complete, the development will offer approximately 1200 single-family homes and over 1000 multi-family units,” notes Rewniak. “We will be having a grand opening of the Bridgwater Trails neighbourhood in September,
just in time for the Fall Parade of Homes,” he advises. “There will be 22 new showhomes that the public can visit, and they are located on Rose Lake Court and Willow Creek Road.”
“Showhomes are already open and more showhomes will open this fall, so people will be able to see what the residential component of the town centre looks like,” says Rewniak.
With the new showhomes in Bridgwater Trails, the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater will offer a total of 31 showhomes. “That is more showhomes than in any new housing development in the city,” he points out.
The first commercial venture, Red River Co-op car wash and gas bar, opened this spring. Just announced in July, Save-On-Foods is the second, and will be the “anchor tenant” of the town centre.
As the name implies, Bridgwater Trails will include an extensive park and a trail system.
Save-on-Foods offers grocery and produce ranging from meats and vegetables to baked goods. The Vancouver-based retailer sources its products locally wherever possible.
“The trail system is at the forefront in this neighbourhood,” Rewniak says. “They will tie into the more than 30 km of dedicated park trails that connect into the other neighbourhoods.” A 50-acre park – one of the largest in any new community in Winnipeg – will feature a hilltop lookout, sports fields for baseball and soccer, as well as a children’s play area. Like all the other neighbourhoods, Bridgwater Trails will have a central park with a fountain in the centre. “This fountain will be impressive. The residents in this neighbourhood will be pleased,” he says, adding that the new fountain is expected to be open in time for the fall Parade of Homes.
Save-On-Foods at town centre Bridgwater Centre, located in the heart of the three residential neighbourhoods, features a mix of residential, commercial, and retail. Hilton Homes and A & S Homes are continuing construction of the single attached town home family units.
What is unique about this retailer is it customizes its store to fit the needs of the community, Rewniak notes, adding that commitment will extend to the design of the store. “We want the look and feel of the store to be consistent with and complement the rest of the neighbourhood. Just as residential units go through architectural review, we will work to ensure the design of the store is consistent with the overall design of the neighbourhoods,” he explains. “Since the grocery store will be central to all the Bridgwater neighbourhoods, residents will be able to walk or bike there,” he says. “The whole idea of the town centre is to make it easier for people to walk or cycle than to take their car,” he adds. “We are very excited that Save-on-Foods has chosen Bridgwater as one of its Winnipeg locations”, Rewniak states. “We expect construction to begin this fall, and are possibly looking at an opening in late 2016.” AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 61
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Bridgwater Forest was the first of the Bridgwater neighbourhoods so it is the most established. Interspersed through 25 acres of mature forest, homes consist of single and multi-family units. Construction started in 2008 and is now over 90 percent complete, according to Dwayne Rewniak, Executive Director, Housing Delivery/ Land Development, Manitoba Housing,
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sky to shine through, offering great views of the lake and trails.
Discovery Homes’ most recent showhome at 141 Willow Creek Road in Bridgwater Trails features an urban farmhouse style, visible on the exterior by its striking colours, large-scale natural stone, and steel roof.
The second storey, which boasts a loft where the family spends time relaxing, features garden doors opening on to a covered deck. Along with the home’s three bedrooms, the second floor also houses a large laundry space and master suite. Designed to feel like a spa, the master ensuite features a custom walk-in shower made up of four different varieties of natural stone and tile, as well as a soaker tub and quartz countertops.
Inside the four-bedroom home, the atmosphere is light and airy, with an open-concept great room, dining area, and kitchen. This relaxed comfortable style is experienced through the kitchen’s painted cabinets, granite-topped island, tiled backsplash, and extra-large farmstyle sink. The great room takes on an urban approach with a floor-to-ceiling natural stone wall fireplace. The large space feels even bigger with ample windows that allow for the prairie
In keeping with this family-oriented home, the main level has a large mudroom with customdesigned cabinets and cubbies, perfect for the children’s coats and shoes, as well as a twopiece powder room.
This year, Wes Rist, President, and Gord Gray, General Manager, celebrated 10 years of building homes by hosting a celebration for their existing clients. The strong relationship the building team has with their clientele is reflective upon them repeatedly building with Discovery Homes, and consistently referring this builder to their friends and families. Discovery Homes, a Master Builder, has received numerous awards by the Manitoba Home Builders Association over the years three bronze, three silver, and two golds from the Parade of Homes - for their designs that have been featured in Winnipeg, La Salle, Stonewall, and other custom built properties.
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A successful homebuilder is not only defined by the physical structures they create, but also the relationships they build. As Discovery Homes celebrates their 10th anniversary, they reflect on their success at building relationships with their customers, understanding their needs and meeting their wishes through creating new home designs.
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Home is where the hearth is. A play on words yes, but fitting when speaking about Hearth Homes, a Manitoba builder with a distinction as a company that brings families together amid the comfort and confines of great residential design.
According to Milne, Hearth Homes builds just 15 properties in the south
Milne suggests that being a custom builder often means they create unique touches that say a lot about the homeowner. Here, he mentions a tea bar they recently built to bridge the distance between kitchen and great room. “It’s a small feature, but one that served to bring the family together in
their love of tea. We were thrilled to build this feature for them,” he says, noting further that Hearth Homes is also known for signature fireplaces that work to create central focal points in each property they build.
use of sunlight and tree shading to accomplish greater energy efficiency.
Another important aspect to custom-built homes is the ability of designers to bring out the best in the lot. As a good case in point, Milne suggests that if the property has no neighbours on one side, they might consider advising on larger windows to take advantage of the privacy. Designers can also look at best positioning of the structure for
“Time and again we hear our clients say things like - ‘This is warm. This is different. This is so liveable.’ We are about the luxury of custom homebuilding without the push to go overboard. Part of our approach is to bring things to a point of reality where we work to accomplish design dreams in a thoughtful reasonable manner that gets homes built on budget and on time.”
Hearth Homes are characterized by the quality of materials that work to create a design balance.
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“We pride ourselves in being a small family company that is personal. Our success has been earned by working closely with our clients and then wowing them with the finished product,” says Hearth Homes Sales Manager Liam Milne. “Our job is to listen and create a home that embodies our clients’ dreams and desires.”
end of Winnipeg each year. “We could do more, but we would have to sacrifice some of our values. For example, we know all our trades. When I’m in the field, the framers and finishers aren’t strangers, they are part of a longstanding team that understands our quality culture,” he says.
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Distinctly Different When you come upon a one-of-a-kind piece of property, it only makes sense to create something new and innovative to build on it. The showhome built by Gino’s Homes at 129 Rose Lake Court is situated on a unique cul-de-sac in Bridgwater Trails. The secluded street is like an island, with lots being almost completely encir-cled by water except for the road in. With such an exclusive setting, Gino’s decided to create an equally distinct home. The roughly 4,000-square-foot bungalow features a central balcony that wraps around the home and has three different access points from inside. The maintenance-free Duradek and glass railings allow for unobstructed views of the lake, bridge, and walking path. The lake can also be seen from the open concept great room, dining area and kitchen, and is one of the first points of view from the 17-foot long entryway that also offers high ceilings. From single-lane to back lanes, Gino’s Homes’ 140 Cherrywood Road in Bridgewater Trails features a smaller lot, much like those in
established neighbourhoods such as River Heights, with a large front porch, perfect for meeting neighbours.
Upstairs is home to three large bedrooms, including a 14 by 16 foot master bedroom and ensuite with jetted tub and custom shower.
The two-storey, visitable, Victorian-style home hosts a main floor living and dining space that is separated by a two-sided fireplace and entertainment centre. The kitchen features a large island with built-in sink, as well as a walk-in pantry.
Bridgwater is home to one more showpiece for Gino’s - 133 Willow Creek Road - while additional showhomes can be viewed in South Pointe, La Salle, Sage Creek, and Waterford Green throughout the Fall 2015 Parade of Homes.
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Uniquely Yours In the 15 years that KDR Homes has been in business, the company has never built the same house twice. This not only reflects the true sense of the words “custom homebuilder,” but it also means that KDR tailors to clients’ needs like no other. The company’s three fall showhomes certainly are a good case in point. Featured here, 118 Lake Bend in Bridgwater Lakes features 4,000 square feet of useable space, including a fully finished lower level. Created in a contemporary style, with a visible touch of personality in its accents, the home has an open, inviting feel. With soaring ceilings, ample windows, and unique features, such as the cultured stone and architectural wood entertainment wall in the great room, the main level is ideal for entertaining. The second level of the two-storey home features three bedrooms, and a master suite in its own private wing. The master bedroom includes a massive walk-in closet with builtin storage and a view of the wet-lands. The spa-like space in the ensuite contains a stand-
Even more modern is KDR’s gold-winning home at 9 East Plains in Sage Creek, while on the other side of the spectrum, 27 Trailside in
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City Meets Country The advantages of East St Paul living alongside the amenities of Winnipeg equal Countryside Crossing, a new community that adds up to large lot lifestyle. Located off Henderson Highway just inside the municipal boundaries of East St. Paul, Countryside Crossing is a fully serviced twophase development. The beauty is that people can have the benefit of lower East St. Paul property taxes while being just 15 minutes from Winnipeg’s downtown Theatre District or a Jets game. According to Realtor® Mark Penner, the development is maturing nicely. “All the infrastructure is in. This means less noisy construction and more new home enjoyment,” he says, mentioning that of the 154 estate-sized lots in the community, only 50 remain. Important as well, he says, is that at Countryside Crossing, people have more choices. Unlike many new home developments, Countryside Crossing allows buyers to select both lot and builder.
firms, but people who buy a lot may elect to go outside this group or simply build the home themselves under the terms of our guidelines. The choice is theirs,” he says, adding that with the infrastructure in place people can buy a lot today, and after plans are approved, the shovels can hit the ground.
“We still offer a slate of four preferred builders that are among the area’s most recognized
Penner reports that there are a few very desirable Phase I lots still available. In Phase
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II there is an ample selection of creek walkouts and other lots with sizes up to 10,000 square feet. “These are perfect sized lots to accommodate all the toys of suburban living,” he says, inviting people to contact either himself or his business partner Wayne Penner at Royal LePage Prime Real Estate (www.countrysidecrossing.com).
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Set on a large lot, backing onto green space, Warkentin Custom Homes’ showhome at 3 Barnes Place in Stonewall’s Stone Ridge Meadows feels like a country home should. Surrounded by mature trees in a serene setting and a family-friendly neighbourhood, this 1,700 square foot bungalow features a craftsman-style exterior and large front porch. Inside, the home’s 10-foot ceilings and large windows allow for ample natural light in the great room, dining area, and kitchen. The kitchen, meant to be the focal point of the main floor, features maple cabinets, floor-to-ceiling storage and pantries, quartz countertops, and a large walnut island with plenty of seating. Old world oak hardwood flooring runs through the open concept area. The home hosts three bedrooms, all with walkin closets for additional clothing storage space. The large master bedroom features a seating area, as well as an ensuite with soaker tub, custom tiled shower, double sinks, and vanity. The main level is finished off by a laundry and mudroom, which houses a large storage space with custom bench, cubbies, and hooks - great
for storing family shoes, jackets, and sports equipment. If the country isn’t quite for you, the homebuilder offers something more with a seaside touch at their 313 Saddleridge Lane showhome in Countryside Crossing, set on the development’s creek.
The 1,917 square foot bungalow features soothing hues of ocean blues, light oil-finished, wide-plank engineered oak floors, large windows and a two-sided fireplace, which separates the great room from a four-season sunroom. Country, ocean, or other styles, like pictured here, can been seen in this fall’s Parade of Homes. AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 69
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Up & Coming Pageantry Homes is currently putting the finishing touches on their showhome in West St. Paul’s Whistler Hollow development. With large lots, ample green space, mature trees, and public access to the Red River, residents here will also enjoy rural property tax rates in this community, along with close proximity to downtown amenities. The builder’s 1,803-square-foot bungalow reflects a contemporary style that’s set in earth tones to keep the natural feel of the surrounding environment. This custom homebuilder is no stranger to putting down roots in up-and-coming developments. Lots are now available in Charleswood’s Scotswood Meadows, a property that borders the Trans Canada Trail and keeps with the rural feel of this urban setting. Homes are set to begin construction in early 2016. Additional Charleswood lots are also available within a development between Laxdale and Dallinger Road. Highlights of the area include close proximity to an established community centre, elementary schools, and Assiniboine Forest.
Pageantry Homes also builds homes beyond city limits. With lots in Oakbank’s Aspen Lakes, and Kingswood South in La Salle, the homebuilder has the opportunity to work oneon-one with clients to create custom homes on larger lots with stunning views.
atmosphere, and features upgrades such as granite countertops, maple cabinets, hardwood floors, and a three-season sunroom. Inside the city or out, Pageantry Homes is well known for their building quality.
Pictured here, this 1,742-square-foot, threebedroom contemporary bungalow in La Salle matches the development’s organic
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Original Design Building your dream home shouldn’t involve picking from two or three patterns. Pine Creek Homes is a custom builder in the true sense that they can develop individual house plans for a client rather than working off one of several sets of blueprints. “We are a full-service custom builder that will take projects from the design phase through until completion,” says Lori Veenstra, co-owner of Pine Creek Homes. “Our job as a professional builder is to take our customer’s ideas and make them a reality. Along the way we offer ideas and expertise to aid them in the decision making process. Building a new home or cottage takes time and energy for the customer, but we aim to take the stress out of that process and make the journey enjoyable.” As a small family company committed to a hands-on, personal approach, clients come to Pine Creek Homes for quality, expertise, and sometimes for a different style that they are not finding with other builders.
rustic looks. “But nothing could be further from the truth,” explains Veenstra.
Since this homebuilder is widely known for their timber framing expertise, a client’s first thought may be that the company focuses on
“One look at our website will show the broad range of styles that we offer,” she says, adding that Pine Creek Homes is currently working on
new homes in Winnipeg, and cottages outside city limits. Styles range from timber frames to conventional, from rustic to contemporary, and in sizes from 1,300 to 6,200 square feet showcasing the company’s varied appeal.
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“There are less than 150 lots remaining in the first phase,” says Michael Carruthers, Ladco’s Manager of Land Development. However, he reports there is still a good selection that includes amenity lots with walkout basements.
“Sales expectations have been continually exceeded thanks to the demand, the location and the ability of our 13 homebuilders to create a wide variety of wonderful home plans,” adds David Borger, Vice President of Land Development with Ladco, the company behind this multi-phase community. He mentions sales of around 200 lots per year, a number that made South Pointe one of Winnipeg’s leaders in new home building permits year after year. According to Carruthers, people have been attracted by the parks and walking paths, aspects that help make South Pointe a highly liveable destination for lifestyle.
The community is home to an extensive trail and sidewalk system that takes residents through a range of terrain from streetscape to pond shore. For example, while many communities utilize drainage ponds that are bordered by gravel and landscaping, South Pointe has a wetlands lake system that offers an environment with an appearance as natural as one would expect to find in a more remote setting. South Pointe is urban as well. The community offers tremendous connectedness to places such as the University of Manitoba and Victoria General Hospital, as well as the wide range of restaurants and entertainment attractions along Pembina and Kenaston Blvd. South Pointe is also close to shopping with easy access to St. Vital Centre or at one of the numerous big box stores in the power centres located near Kenaston and McGillivray Blvd. With the Kenaston Boulevard extension now complete, planning for local community and commercial development in South Pointe is now underway. Families will welcome the community’s new school. The Pembina Trails School Division will open a new Kindergarten to Grade 8 facility during the
2016/2017 school year. The school will service up to 800 students and offer 74 preschool spaces in a building that is expected to be almost 8000 sq. meters. Located on an 8.8-acre site at Tim Sale Drive and Waverley Street, residents of South Pointe can expect to find facilities for special needs, a resource centre and library, music room, Phys Ed and health facility, an outdoor learning area, and a practical arts classroom. The Division suggests that the new school will create an integral hub to the social life of the community, just as schools all over Winnipeg are an important focus for families and students. “It has been the full slate of attributes that have attracted residents who are from a wide range of ages, ethnic mixes and occupations. This has created a fully blended community,” says Borger, pointing out that their plans are to continue this winning formula as they open Phase II, a 640-acre, 2000-home site just to the west of Kenaston Blvd. Servicing is underway and lots will be available fall of 2015. For more information on South Pointe visit: www.ladco.mb.ca/south-pointe.
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The time has never been better to think about South Pointe. Located in the fast growing southwest sector of the city between Waverley and Kenaston, the developer reports the first phase of 1400 properties is nearly complete. This means more parks, more trails and more new home excitement in a new home development that has matured well over the past seven or eight years to become one of the city’s most sought after addresses.
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The second part of that formula is a client guidance system that includes a detailed questionnaire that is completed with each client. The information gleaned from this questionnaire ensures that Huntington’s design team meets a client’s preferences and needs by including all the
key features they want in their new home. “It not only helps us determine the obvious and logical design concepts – bungalow, two-storey, walkout basement or not, number of bedrooms and bathrooms – it also contemplates the future needs of our clients,” explains Swan. “Our clients are typically buying longterm homes – in most cases they’ll live in their home for between 5 and 20 years and beyond, so we want to make certain the design not only considers their present needs but their future needs as well.” Once all of the clients’ needs, present and future, have been determined, Huntington’s in-house design team brings the home to life with 3-D CAD technology.
“We use the latest, most advanced, and proven technologies to design and build our clients’ homes,” he adds. “We then ensure those designs are of the highest quality, and we employ the same trades time after time to achieve the highest level of consistency and workmanship. Our goal is to build a near perfect home every time.” At the same time, Huntington’s staff is committed to making their clients’ homebuilding experience an enjoyable one. “It goes well beyond providing them with a great, finished product that will stand the test of time – it’s important that their experience is a positive one through the design and
building process,” says Swan. “Our approach enables our clients to be guided through the building process as seamlessly as possible from start to finish so that they can be efficient with their valuable time, and enjoy building their dream home.” What’s the end result of following such a detailed, perfection-driven process? “A beautiful custom-built home that’s tailor-made to their needs, not only now but for the future,” concludes Swan. If you are serious about quality with exclusive content, visit Huntington Homes - the Masters of Modern Luxury. AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 75
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According to Rob Swan, co-founder of Huntington Homes, “Custom building for almost three decades isn’t all that sets us apart, it’s actually the formula we use to approach each project. From a construction standpoint, we’ve always set the bar exceptionally high. Our specifications are second to none. They’re the starting point for every home we build.”
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Window to Your World Offering over 4,000 square feet of living space, the showhome by Artista Homes at 29 East Plains stands out like no other in Sage Creek. The two-storey walkout backs onto the lake, offering stunning views from floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony, and a one-of-a-kind courtyard. As you step through the eight-foot double doors into the expansive foyer, which includes a stunning brick accent wall, you get a direct view to the private exterior space. The main floor layout essentially wraps around the courtyard, which features a gas fireplace, seating area, and view of the lake. Wanting the main floor spaces defined by room, and not by furniture, Artista created a slightly raised great room with an open riser stair system. The space is completed with 18-foot ceilings, and a 52-inch fireplace clad with black brick. The large eating area, which can be utilized for both daily use and entertaining, is situated between this raised space and the kitchen, which features an abundance of pantry towers and provides access to the courtyard.
Up the wood, glass, and stainless steel staircase on the second floor is a loft with a gas fireplace and wet bar, overlooking the great room, as well as a private office with floor-to-ceiling windows. The master bedroom incorporates a black brick feature wall, as well as one that separates the ensuite. The bathtub butts up against this wall, with the faucet jutting from the bricks. The
space also features double sinks, a mirror TV, custom tile shower, and walk-in closet with custom cabinetry. The finished lower level, which has access to the patio and yard, features a gym area with high ceilings and rubber floor, games area, rec room area with fireplace, wet bar, extra bedroom, and bathroom.
“This property hits all the right buttons and it does it with tremendous style,” says marketer Lori Thorsteinson, Sales Manager of Parkhill Homes and Owner/Broker of Loren Realty. For example, she points to the quality of the kitchen layout where one long wall offers all the cupboards, the solid surface countertops and the stainless steel appliances. Here, a well-placed island offers a nice break between the living and dining rooms, where massive windows open the entire area to the beauty of the outdoor setting. With its open, airy design style, 10 Orchard Gate hits all the trend buttons. Indeed, Parkhill Homes is well known as a builder with its finger on the heartbeat of current design. For this reason the company expanded its offering eight years ago to include a full renovation
service for people that want their existing property to have the look and feel of a cutting edge showhome. According to Lori, Parkhill does 10 to 15 renovations a year. “We evolved into the service. People who had purchased our homes 20 or even 30 years ago were coming to us and asking for the plans so they could create something new. We saw that we were in the best position to get them the quality of design and the right trades to do the job. We began by doing favours for a couple of existing clients,
saw the opportunity to meet a need in the market and expanded from there,” she says. “When you want to breath new life into an older home, why not come to the people who are at the forefront of new home designs? We have the experience, the skills and the right team to help you take your existing home to new heights. Our new home designs, like 10 Orchard Gate, really show what we can do with design forward approaches that help create the lifestyle modern families demand.”
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Parkhill Homes are built for living. Just look at 10 Orchard Gate in Oak Bluff West. This showhome is just under 1900 sq. ft. and offers a three-bedroom, three-car bungalow sited on an ample 84 ft. X 140 ft. country-sized lot. From the curb, the property shows a blend of stucco and cultured stone. Inside, the design is wide open and airy with lofty ceilings and huge windows. At the back a massive deck overlooks a vista of green.
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Carefree Living in Southlands Village at Pritchard Farm
Southlands Village allows you to build custom homes with all the luxury of condo living. “You pay a common element fee and all you have to do is enjoy your new home. A professional property manager takes care of the spectacular landscaping, as well as the snow removal,” explains Eric Vogan of Qualico Communities. For retirees who spend winters down south and summers at the lake, removing lawn care and shovelling from the equation adds up to a care-free, come and go as you please lifestyle. This has also proven popular with young professionals who are busy enough as it is without worrying about yard maintenance. The prime location of Southlands Village at Pritchard Farm has also proven popular with residents of North Kildonan and East St. Paul looking to downsize their overall
property without straying from the quiet, rural feel of the area they love. Kerry Warnock and wife Susan recently built a new home in Southlands Village, making the move from just up the road in Pritchard Farm Properties.
“I’m adverse to apartment-style condominiums, so the opportunity was there for someone to look after your yard, but it’s just like a house,” Kerry explains when asked what spurred the move. “We’ve always been in this area of town and my wife’s parents have a cottage out in the Whiteshell. To hop out on highway 59 and head out to the lake is quite convenient.”
snow removal in the winter – that it’s taken care of,” Jason answers when asked why he chose to make the move to Southlands Village. “It gives me the extra couple hours to go for a bike ride. In the winter, it lets me head to the gym instead of shovelling. It lets me do more of what I want to do - that’s the reason I love it.” Choosing a home at Southlands Village allows a stress-free lifestyle that is similar to the care you get with condo living, but without giving up living space or a yard. With lakefront lots still available and Winnipeg’s top custom builders ready to make your ideal home a
reality, the sheer beauty of the place is reason enough for homebuyers to consider Southlands Village. Many people have chosen finished walkout basements and an oversized two-car garage, proving you don’t have to sacrifice size, luxury or flexibility when you choose to live here. “The other reason I chose Southlands Village is that I loved the opportunity to build the type of house I want,” Jason explains. From a builder’s standpoint, he has seen this as a huge selling point. “Everyone puts their own spin or take on things, whether it’s the finishes or moving walls around; people are embracing the opportunity to make their homes their own.”
The location just north of the Perimeter Highway isn’t only close to the lake, it’s close to everything! With Kildonan Park, golf courses, curling clubs and the shopping centres of Winnipeg and East St. Paul just a short drive away, all the amenities you need are within reach. Jason Arlt, Vice President of Arlt Homes, not only builds in Southlands Village, he lives there as well. “The biggest thing for me was the landscaping in the summer and the
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For residents of Southlands Village at Pritchard Farm, it’s all about style, luxury and stress-free living. While traditional apartmentstyle condominiums or townhouses are limited for space both indoors and out, choosing to build at Southlands Village gets you all the spaciousness of a custom detached home with the added benefits of scenic dry creek bed gardens and year-round yard care.
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Living Golden in Silver Heights Imagine a world where you could clear your schedule of all the “have to’s”, and just spend time doing the things you love. That’s what the new development, Golden Gate Estates, is promising in Silver Heights.
hassle of home maintenance,” says Vice-President of StreetSide Developments, Marty Maykut. “The response has been incredible, and confirmed we’re filling a highly sought-after need in the marketplace.”
StreetSide Developments, a Qualico company, saw the opportunity to diversify home ownership in Silver Heights.
The virtues of the Silver Heights neighbourhood are already well established – close to downtown and popular city destinations like the expansive Assiniboine Park, a collection of unique and well-known restaurants, the city’s most elaborate shopping mall, Polo Park, and the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. The neighbourhood has everything you want and need nearby, and gives you prime access to all of Winnipeg’s biggest attractions.
“We wanted to offer a similar style of living to being in a single family home, while reducing the
For many, the draw to purchase a townhome stems from a desire to remain in the area and to surrender
some of the duties synonymous with home ownership without sacrificing a place you’re proud to call home.
patios and yards - ideal for a summer barbecue or mastering the perfect garden planter.
Popular modern finishes like quartz countertops, double-basin undermount, stainless steel sinks, and stylish Contempra cabinetry are all included in these beautiful townhomes.
You’re giving up none of the comforts of home while benefitting from brand-new construction, offering stress-free maintenance.
Each of the 48 bungalow and twostorey homes include an attached garage and are over 1,000 square feet (over 2,000 for the two storeys). The full basements and attached garages are great for rec rooms, additional bedrooms, workspaces and storage. Residents also get to enjoy their personal outdoor spaces in walkout
The coveted Golden Gate Estates community is already coming together with nearly half of the homes spoken for as of July, and building underway. Possessions begin as early as fall 2015. Visit www.goldengateestates.ca for more information on the project, or contact Jennifer Gulay (204- 794-9464) and Elliot DiDomenicantonio (204-990-2516) of Royal LePage Alliance.
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Mimicking the luxury of a new, single-detached home, these duplex townhome condominiums are a new way of life for residents of the area. St. James residents can now trade lawn maintenance for the ease of condominium living while holding onto the everyday novelties of a home they’ve come to expect.
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“The size and scale of the development is really exciting people. This will be the largest freestanding building between Toronto and Calgary,” says Ben Myers, Fortress Real Developments Senior Vice President of Market Research and Analytics. “Where else can you have a view that extends almost beyond the province? Where else in Winnipeg can you live, work and play under one roof in such a fantastic location? SkyCity is just a block from Portage and Main, and residents can go to a Jets game or a function at the Convention Centre without going outside, thanks to the enclosed downtown walkway system.”
sq. ft. to over 1300 sq. ft. in a wide variety of floor plans. As well, the design calls for a 7-storey commercial and service podium at the base. The 7-storey podium will include dedicated indoor parking for the residents, guests and commercial patrons. The plans call for guest suites, a grand lobby, a dedicated fitness amenity floor complete with a half size basketball court, fitness centre, weights room, yoga studio, spin room, as well as club style locker facilities. Designers have also created an expansive rooftop ‘Sky Lounge’
with indoor dining facilities, a games room, large screen theatre and an outdoor terrace overlooking the city. “This will represent easy living like few Winnipeggers have enjoyed in the past. The connectivity to restaurants, cultural and sports establishments, shopping and work will serve to create a lifestyle that is local and large. SkyCity is true downtown living at its best. Forget the heavy parka or the sunscreen and straw hat - residents of SkyCity will be able to wander the enclosed walk-
ways in comfort or travel by car from heated indoor parking,” says Myers. Fortress Real Developments will be launching the project this fall. Myers suggests people investigate a preconstruction purchase. “With prices starting at around $200,000 or $420 per square foot, SkyCity represents a great opportunity to make a positive move to a higher lifestyle.” For more information on SkyCity visit www.skycitywinnipeg.ca
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getting a piece of the sky will get their opportunity as developer Fortress Real Development and partners ready the ground for SkyCity, a 44-storey, $200 million mixed use project that will change the face of downtown. Located between Smith Street and Garry Street on Graham Avenue, the building will house 388 condo units, as well as 30,000 square feet of head turning amenities.
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Start by choosing from a variety of open-concept suites which include 4th floor penthouse suites. Then select a stylish finish package with durable high-quality materials. Live here and the best things in life surround you. Exclusive shops, day spa, coffee house, 25 acres of park, biking and walking trails, cross country skiing...the list is endless. It all adds up to a lifestyle that is nothing short of pure privilege. This is your life, 2033 On The Creek.
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Natural Winner BY KELLY GRAY
Bunn’s Creek is a little wilderness gem in the midst of an established Winnipeg neighbourhood. Running several kilometers to the Red River, Bunn’s Creek is a tangle of ravines and vegetation that features a stunning walking trail and bike path as it courses through North Kildonan. Taking advantage of this natural beauty, Winnipeg developer EdgeCorp Group has broken ground on 2033 On The Creek, a new four-storey boutique condominium property that will offer 39 suites on the lip of the 25-acre park and greenway. “The site is extraordinary and our architect Karen Shanski of BLDG really took this to heart when creating a new building that captures the quaintness of the landscape and blends it with contemporary approaches,” says Design Director Michelle Clarke. The four-storey condominium project will include a heated indoor parkade on the main floor with three floors of suites that include fourth floor penthouses, oversized private balconies, stainless steel appliances, laminate floors, quartz countertops, air conditioning and keyless entry building access. Suites will be available in one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den and two-bedroom configurations.
“What we offer are five floor plans from 760 square feet to 1100 square feet that range from $219,900 to $349,900. We’ve worked hard to provide extreme value in a premium package. Expect to find top of the line stainless steel appliances from well-known supplier Midland Appliance, along with undermount sinks, and quartz countertops in both kitchen and bath,” says Michelle. Further, she mentions standard features include nine-foot ceilings, indoor parking, wide plank laminate flooring and maple cabinets, as well as a number of energy efficient items that add up to the building being designated as a Manitoba Hydro Power Smart Building. Clarke remarks that EdgeCorp Group is a developer with a lot of experience in creating unique properties. For example, the company is well known for residential heritage restoration projects such as The Edge on Princess, The Avenue on Portage and The Station condominium development. Now, they are bringing this experience to North Kildonan with 2033 On The Creek. “The exterior is a combination of stucco, stone and metal. This contributes to a quieter building overall. As well, we have built-in better than standard soundproofing between suites to
make sure each resident enjoys the maximum amount of privacy,” she says, commenting that they have turned to companies for materials and services that have established track records with EdgeCorp projects. For instance, All-Fab Building Components has been a consistent supplier of roof and floor trusses for three of the company’s recent developments. All-Fab is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of Roof and Floor Trusses, Structural Laminated Posts, I-joists, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and Conventional Wall Panels. According to AllFab’s Technical Sales Representative, Amanda North, their experience and the expertise of over 45 years gives them confidence in their products and their professional advice. “All-Fab sales representatives take time and care in learning the vision for your project and remain available right through to the final build phase. Their designers will give the customer the opportunity to get advice on the recommended products and their application, and are a great source of information throughout the project. All-Fab’s expertise comes with every project they supply. EdgeCorp received this all-encompassing
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service from All-Fab for their 2033 On The Creek project and it shows.” Important as well was the inclusion of Tower Engineering Group to the team. Tower Engineering offers services in structural, precast, mechanical, electrical, environmental and IT. In fact, they have made a name for themselves as a go-to firm for feasibility studies and cost benefit analysis, as well as engineering design, drawing preparation, project supervision, and cost estimating, not to mention operations and maintenance planning. “At Tower our focus is on the client. We strive to provide the highest quality engineering solutions in a positive proactive manner by empowering our people to apply their diverse talents and exceed clients’ expectations of value,” says a company spokesperson, adding that the project at 2033 On The Creek is just one of 400 high profile jobs they work on every year. “The architects also created a common creekside patio to make the most of the natural beauty,” says Clarke. Indeed, the natural beauty is also brought to each condo thanks to massive balconies and large energy efficient triple pane windows. The natural beauty is further complemented by the interior finishes and quality of the materials. For example, kitchen and bathroom cabinets are made by Springfield Woodworking, a company that prides itself on old world craftsmanship. According to Paul Kleinsasser, General Manager of Springfield Woodworking, they built the cabinets with the help of 63 craftspeople at the Springfield Colony at a site near Anola. He reports cabinets at 2033 on the Creek use 5/8th thick backing and drawer bottoms. “This gives maximum quality,” he says. “All our construction is made using dowels and CNC
machining for a precise fit. We also use a waterbased UV coating that is non-yellowing. All our finishes are applied using a state of the art automatic system,” he adds, noting that the soft close cabinets at 2033 are available in three custom finishes to complement décor. Another important contributor to the design is Western Granite & Tile. This company supplies the quartz counters that are so distinctive in both kitchen and bath. According to Michelle Clarke, the counters are part of a five choice
finishing package that includes three quartz colours to work with the cabinetry choices. “We are installing 2cm thick quartz counters to deliver a sleek modern look to the suites,” says Western Granite & Tile CEO, Jeremy Mathison. He comments that EdgeCorp has been coming to them for granite and quartz solutions that require the highest standards and best price points.
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“We have good buying power in Brazil and Italy, and we buy in volume and store it here in Winnipeg so we always have the right stock. This means no disappointments when dream kitchens or baths are on the line,” he says. Throughout, the materials have been selected with care to create a soft modern palette that complements the exterior views. According to Clarke, laminates and luxury vinyl tile are standard in each suite, with upgrades to hardwoods available. “Upgrades are also available in the kitchen with cabinet organizers and roll-out pantry shelving, Lazy Susans, recycle and garbage organizers, and spice racks,” she says, adding that bathrooms offer Kohler bath and shower trims.
Clarke reports that the penthouse units take the winning design a step further. These fourth floor suites feature 10-foot ceilings to add to the feeling of open airiness. The penthouse suites feature 8-foot doors, floor to ceiling windows and gorgeous roof top views that are augmented by glass railings. With construction just a few months in, more than 40 percent of the suites are sold. Clarke advises people interested in discovering the beauty of this unique natural environment and the charm of boutique condo living to visit www.2033onthecreek.com for more information.
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What started out as a corner glass repair and hardware shop in 1968 has grown to be one of Manitoba’s leading-edge custom glass companies for both residential and commercial applications. While Fort Rouge Glass Ltd. (FRG) certainly works with the province’s premier homebuilders and commercial developers, they still maintain that “corner shop” feeling, taking walk-ins and doing those home renovation projects that leave customers saying “wow.” “Walk-ins and residential clients are a priority for us. It’s how we built the business,” says Brendan Berntt, president of Fort Rouge Glass. “About 40 percent of our customers are premier homebuilders, but the other 60 percent is made up of people looking for smaller projects within their homes.” Because the company’s work can be seen in so many showhomes, many people may feel that a glass application would be out of reach for their home, but Berntt states there are affordable solutions for every customer. One prime example is rather than creating an entire glass staircase, a customer can retrofit with glass railings. In the past glass railing was commonly used for commercial applications, but today it has become popular for residential interiors. Recently FRG also added exterior glass railing to their list of products. It is a modern alternative to traditional pickets and provides an unobstructed view of a yard or pool. Open concept design has become very popular for contemporary living spaces. Glass partitions are a great way to open up the view while still maintaining a level of separation and muted acoustics. Because it’s transparent, glass can be a beautiful addition to traditional,
transitional, or contemporary interiors while adding a touch of modern shimmer. Berntt states the company, always looking to innovate in the category, is exploring a special glass that appears opaque but with the flick of a switch goes transparent - a unique feature that will allow homeowners to create and remove “space” as they wish. Another fresh glass application that’s been gaining traction is
countertops. As durable as their stone counterparts, glass provides a sleek look and can be highly customized with LED lighting or various colours of back paint. Similarly, glass provides a unique and seamless alternative to tiles on kitchen backsplashes. Another simple way to create the illusion of more space, while adding a modern material is to incorporate mirrors. Fort Rouge Glass Ltd. features their own
mobile mirror truck that can cut and install pieces on site. Floor to ceiling mirror walls in the gym are one of FRG’s most popular products. In order to showcase more of their residential renovations and design applications, Fort Rouge Glass will be launching a new website. Berntt adds though, that in keeping with the company’s original spirit, walk-ins to the shop are always welcome.
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DESIGN&DECOR Metal Mixology
The blend of old and new, natural and manufactured, rustic and modern have made for exciting times in home design. And this fall it’s various metal finishes blended together for unique lighting fixtures. “Metal mixology is a term we use to describe the mixing of various finishes within one piece,” explains Alison Demare, BID, branch manager, Robinson Lighting Ltd. She adds that this blending is currently popular in furniture, jewellery and accessories, as well as lighting. “You will see many pieces incorporate the classic finishes of the past but now they are integrated all into one unique piece,” says Demare. The use of natural materials such as wood, bronze and antique brass, and natural fibres, such as jute, linens, and silks, is also on point with this trend. Within the lighting world oilrubbed bronze metals mixed with antique or brushed brass as an accent, or fabric shades with gilded gold frames are prevalent. Robinson lighting carries many beautiful examples of such styles. Many of these pieces also have an old-world style to them due to the antique finishes present. These styles tend to complement a ‘“casual luxury” décor. And, keeping one metal constant from one room to another, such as the dark warmth of the oil rubbed bronze, allows the fixture to move from one space to another without requiring a matching set.
The Allier Collection by Feiss Named for the french forest from which wood for wine barrels is sourced, the Allier Collection features orbs made of kiln dried aged oak and combines them with dark antique forged chandeliers. This mix of metal & wood creates an elegantly modern yet rustic statement.
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The goddess Brigantia, who symbolizes eloquence, perfection, and wisdom, is said to be also associated with home and hearth. Just like the Celtic deity, Brigantia fireplaces embody these elements to unique spaces in the home. The most unique element of the company’s fireplaces are they can be installed on an exterior wall, fit into a two by six studded construction wall, and have a six-inch deep design that allows for flush installation. With a variety of shapes and sizes, these fireplaces also have the ability to fit into unconventional spaces. For example, the Eloquence features a vertical design and a smaller size ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, or a dining room. While the Perfection line, pictured here, is perfect for large, open concept rooms with tall ceilings, but may only have a shallow wall for installation. Along with the variety of sizes, fireplaces can be customized with a variety of front panels, including black or brushed nickel for either the door or the surround, or a combination of both. All Brigantia fireplaces come standard with a remote control allowing users to operate all functions, such as temperature and flame height, with ease. See Brigantia’s Perfection at Classic Fireplaces, which this season also hosts a wide selection of outdoor patio flame tables perfect for keeping customers warm in the fresh fall air.
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When you find a piece of furniture you just love, don’t you want to replicate that passion throughout the rest of your home? Alf Italia’s newest collection, Teodora Day and Night, allows you to take that desire from bedroom to dining to living room. Made in Italia, Teodora features a unique, sleek European look combining light elm eco veneer high-gloss accents to perfection with an Emperador stone finish for an almost marbling effect throughout each piece. The linear, yet sophisticated silhouette, gives the collection a clean look. The bedroom set features a low-profile bed frame that can either be used with a box spring and mattress, or European-style with just the mattress. Flanking the bed are the collection’s nightstands with a seamless front finish, soft-close drawers and chrome accent feet. Customers can choose from a five-drawer chest, or three-drawer dresser to round out the bedroom suite. Turning to the day side, Teodora’s conscious care for details can also be found in a dining set - from tables to chairs to cabinets, each piece is designed accurately and tastefully, every surface treated and produced with artisan workmanship. Find where Teodora fits in your home by visiting Contessa Home Decor / Contessa Fine Furniture’s showroom at 103-3000 McGillivray Blvd. AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 95
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Finding a product you love but that matches your budget is one of the toughest elements of renovating or retrofitting a home. Superblinds, who just celebrated their 40th anniversary of being one of Winnipeg’s top choices for window coverings, ensures customers can find both. Superblinds deals with a variety of suppliers, such as Hunter Douglas, Lutron, Graber, ShadeO-Matic, and Van Gogh Designs, to help meet whatever budget clients may have. In fact, they can even help you save money. If a customer finds a less expensive quote on the same product, Su-perblinds will not only match the price, but will beat the difference by 10 percent. If a client is still worried about budget, Superblinds offers a new financing package, which gives customers the ability to finance blinds and window coverings over 12-96 months. That means customers can put money toward their window coverings for up to eight years, or pay off the balance whenever they choose with no penalty. Superblinds also ensures that purchasing window coverings is as easy as can be by offering free, in-home consultations with a certified decorator. Additional inspiration and product information can be found at Superblind’s showroom at 1151 Pembina Highway, on the company’s website, www.superblinds.com or on Superblind’s Instagram account - @superblindsanddrapery.
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When one Winnipeg family wanted to go big with their entertainment room, they knew who to call. K&S Electronics and Security is Winnipeg’s leader in the creation of state-of-the-art theatre rooms and home automation solutions. In the project featured here, K&S was able to offer their clients 9.4 surround sound, four rows of seating and a 1080P projection system in a fully automated room. “We were able to take the basic design and create something special from the ground up,” says Sean Banks, owner of K&S. He mentions that it’s the small details such as auto-dimming the room’s lights once the projector is turned on which are important to the overall approach. Smart home automation system Control4’s sophisticated technology was a key feature in the success of this project’s design and its ability to wow the homeowners. K&S is the distributor and installer of Control4 systems in Winnipeg. “Control of the home is as simple as using your smart phone or computer tablet,” says Banks, explaining how they were able to use the smart home technology to fully automate the home. He mentions the home features 24 zones for sound, as well as three additional surround sound systems – plus the incredible entertainment room. “Control4 handles it all,” he says. For more information on K&S Electronics and Security, visit www.kandselectronics.com AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 97
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When the luxury of space is available, no other style quite exudes the elegance of the freestanding tub. Where most bathtubs require placement against a wall, freestanding tubs are independent, with the ability to live more spaciously. Freestanding tubs are an effective way to add a luxurious feel to your bathroom. Found in celebrity homes, boutique European hotels, and popular design magazines, freestanding tubs are a sign of extravagance and splendour. That’s where MAAX freestanding tubs come in, with two styles that truly stand out for their versatile appeal – the Ella Embossed and the Ella Sleek. These two tubs offer diversity and sophistication to suit any style. The Ella Embossed freestanding tub combines the grace of a classic white oval bathtub with stunning embossed detailing, to transform your bathroom into a timeless and luxurious sanctuary. This style evokes old-world European luxury and will be a perfect match for a traditional home with a timeless appeal, taking centre stage in your home. The Ella Sleek tub has the same classic oval shape and depth for long luxurious soaks. This tub’s exterior design is sleek, simple and sophisticated, with a smooth finish that makes a great fit for contemporary spaces. For a contemporary, minimalist look, opt for a classic colour like white. For a look that’s out of the ordinary and reflective of bold personalities, opt for one of the bold colour palettes like baby blue, silver, pink or charcoal. Regardless of which colour scheme you choose, this tub is guaranteed to make a statement in your bathroom. When you’re remodelling your bathroom, the dream comes to life in the details. Creating your dream home is Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre’s top priority. You can rely on their expert staff and Robinson’s 75 years’ experience to help bring your dream home to life. Visit one of Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre’s nine showrooms for quality products and expert advice. ELLA SLEEK - MAAX www.robinsonlightingandbath.com AUTUMN 2015 | STYLE MANITOBA | 99
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The colour black - it’s timeless, classic, and at times, daring. The first-ever black stainless steel suite from KitchenAid Appliances ventures into uncharted territory with bold designs and innovative functions. Define your kitchen design at Dufresne, which features the largest collection of KitchenAid appliances in the province. The new look of KitchenAid’s refrigerators, wall ovens, ranges, dishwashers, and cooktops is inspired by the brand’s iconic stand mixer, a design that dates back to the 1930s. Incorporating timeless touches of the classic appliance, the KitchenAid design team also added elements fit for a modern, sophisticated kitchen.
These new elements include KitchenAid brand medallions, available in red and other optional colours, that cap the sturdy bar handles found on its refrigerators, wall ovens, and dishwashers. Inscribed with “KitchenAid 1919” - a nod towards the date the brand was founded - the medallions serve as a finishing stamp, a mark of craftsmanship and precision. Additional details include the aforementioned handles etched with a professional-style, crosshatched pattern that enhances grip, chrome inlaid frames that accent the transition between glass and other surfaces, and multi-finish cooktop knobs that feature brushed stainless steel, an easy-to-clean cross-hatch texture, and a bladed dial that lets you select the most precise settings. Consumers will benefit from new or improved performance features across the wide product line. The brand’s new, first-ever five-door refrigerator features French doors, two drawers and a three-tiered freezer drawer, so there’s a place for everything - specialized herb storage, soft-close drawers featuring preset temperatures on the left for meat, dairy, or drinks, and a Fresh Flow™ Produce Preserver on the right which helps delay over-ripening. Interior LED lighting gradually increases making it easy to find items in the fridge, freezer, and crisper.
Convection System. Its unique bow-tie design and convection fan make sure the entire oven stays at the perfect temperature, so you never have to worry about rotating pans or cold spots.
The technological advances continue in KitchenAid’s new oven, Even-Heat™ True
Visit Dufresne to see KitchenAid’s bold new look and test out the latest features.
The brand’s new dishwasher features a dynamic nine wash arm system that sprays in every direction, and boasts a third rack for those hard-to-place items like serving utensils and measuring cups. The company’s exclusive Clean-Water Wash System technologically advanced pump cleans the water that cleans the dishes for spotless results.
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KITCHEN&BATH Independent Style
Freedom and independence combined with style are the key features to aging-in-place bathroom design. Creating a chic, yet functional space can be as simple as incorporating a few products that offer a little extra assistance. The Ensuite Bath & Kitchen offers products such as these that integrate seamlessly into your home. The showroom at 1336 Sargent Avenue hosts a wide range of aging-in-place fixtures, from tubs and custom showers, to toilets and accessories that meet both personal preferences and family needs. “Customers can have varying issues from arthritis and knee problems, making it difficult to access the bathtub, to more serious complications. Our customers also have different family needs, such as young children or live-in parents, so I work with each individual to make the space useable and safe,” states Megan Hemenway, Certified Aging In Place Specialist for The Ensuite. She adds that clients can still have a beautiful bathroom with the functional fixtures. One of the showroom’s newest pieces is the Kohler Elevance Rising Wall Tub. The extra wide opening and chair-height seat provide a safe and comfortable way to enter and leave the bath. You can raise the wall with one hand and it locks in place, while the waterfall fills the bath. Hemenway suggests customers looking to ensure their continued independence come in for a pro-fessional consultation and see which products best suit their needs.
Modern kitchens are not only a space to prepare food, but are also a gathering spot for residents and guests. This open concept kitchen, designed by Patrick Chan of Kitchen Craft Cabinetry for Artista Homes, combines a simplistic modern design that is functional for someone who enjoys being in the kitchen, as well as a great space for entertaining. The focal point in the kitchen is the threefoot-deep, 8.5-foot-long island, which features a built-in dishwasher and microwave on one side for food prep and cleanup, along with ample sitting and gathering space on the other side for guests. Along with a professional grade sink, the island’s design is completed with white, quartz gables for a polished finish. The sleek look continues with the kitchen’s cabinetry - engineered wooden doors in a modern flat style called Summit have been painted in the colour Cirrus, which supports the colour selections made by Artista. The upper cabinets feature lift-up doors, and recessed puck lights for a more modern design. Chan states contemporary cabinet designs such as this, along with high-gloss thermo-foil doors, will continue to trend into fall, but he adds customers will soon be seeing more of Kitchen Craft’s painted opaque finishes in luxury homes.
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KITCHEN&BATH The Times Are A Changin’
“Lighting changes so fast, especially when it comes to LED technology,” explains Super-Lite president and co-owner Simon Simkin, adding there’s usually new technology every three months, and new fixtures every six months. “LED is becoming a major force. Fifty percent or more of new products are dedicated LED fixtures.” He notes that even ceiling fans, usually the last category to embrace change, have adopted the popular lighting technology. Unlike traditional bulbs, LED light emits less heat and uses less power. A new selection of fans are are now in stock at Super-Lite’s 10,000-square-foot showroom on Waverley Street. The store’s space continues to undergo minor “makeovers,” creating ways to feature new products and keep displays interesting. Simkin points to Artcraft Lighting’s Bel Air pendant, featured here with copper ribbons and a chrome interior. Available in a variety of sizes and colours, the fixture has numerous home applications and casts a unique light effect, thanks to its curls. Along with the influx of new products is updated training. Simkin says since lighting changes so quickly, there’s always a learning curve for store staff who are constantly learning about technology, materials, and design to ensure customers are given the latest information.
Take Design for Granite
With two-tone kitchens being on point for fall design, clients are also starting to get creative with their hard surface selection. “There are more projects with two or more [counter] selections - some with a combination of quartz and granite, and some with different colours of granite or different colours in quartz,” says Grace Mathison, Vice President of Western Marble Granite & Tile (WMGT), pointing to the idea of quartz on the perimeter counters and granite on the island. Both materials present a difference appearance, which may influence a customer’s installation choice. Quartz has a consistent appearance, while every slab of granite is different and unique. However, with WMGT’s cutting-edge technology, the company can cut a granite slab that allows for the continuous natural pattern of the grains in the stone. WMGT’s new showroom features a computer station with a big-screen T.V. for customers to look through their inventory. They also have an extensive selection of tiles and edge details in large format pieces on display, as well as a variety of in-stock small slab material for projects like vanity tops and coffee tables. Along with being nominated for a 2015 Spirit of Winnipeg Award for innovation, WMGT recently became a Marble Institute of America Accredited Natural Stone Fabricator making them only the third location in Canada to achieve this certification. 104 | STYLE MANITOBA | AUTUMN 2015
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Style Manitoba is one of the the most widely read and distributed magazines in the province. Each issue consistently represents the lifestyl...
Published on Sep 17, 2015
Style Manitoba is one of the the most widely read and distributed magazines in the province. Each issue consistently represents the lifestyl...