The Power To Move You April Magazine

APRIL 2023 FEATURES 5 Reduce, reuse and recycle to save money 10 Save money in the kitchen 14 Meet the visionaries behind Birchley Park 16 North American luxury review 22 Mood boosters Get happy with everyday ease 26 Accessory dwelling units 28 CBC Marketplace explores latest scam aimed at the elderly 32 First time savings account comes into effect April 1st 34 Discover 13 of Canada’s hidden gems this summer 38 Jump into Creole cooking this Spring 42 Bill C329 huge step to improve care for ADHD affected PROPERTIES 6 90 Stadium Road Executive Lease 12 1509 Riesling Way 1/8th Ownership 20 9 Webb Avenue For Sale 24 48 North Forster Park Drive For Sale 30 210 - 80 Port Street For Sale 36 19799 Coconut Harbour Circle, Florida For Sale ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE 42 Your referrals help CAMH and CADDAC 43 Market stats at a glance March 2023 TRREB report 46 Why is the TB Realty Group one of the best in its’ marketplace? 2 Power to Move You
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Welcome to the April 2023 issue of Power to Move You. As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, it’s the perfect time to focus on positive changes and new beginnings. In this issue, we have a variety of features to help you make the most of this time of year, from mood-boosting tips to hidden gem destinations to discover.

One of our key themes this month is saving money, with articles on reducing, reusing and recycling to cut costs, as well as tips for saving money in the kitchen. We’ve also included a review of North American luxury properties for those looking to invest in real estate.

Speaking of real estate, we have a special section dedicated to properties, including listings for executive leases, fractional ownership opportunities, and homes for sale. Our team at the TB Realty Group is committed to providing the best service and market insights to help you make informed decisions about buying or selling a property.

We also have a feature on accessory dwelling units, which are becoming increasingly popular as a way to create additional living space or generate rental income. On a more serious note, we also explore the latest scam aimed at the elderly in CBC Marketplace’s investigative report.

Finally, we have an update on Bill C329, which is a significant step forward in improving care for those affected by ADHD. We’re proud to support this important cause and are grateful for your referrals, which help us give back to organizations like CAMH and CADDAC.

As always, we hope you find this issue informative and inspiring. We continue to work hard to deliver valuable information and insights about current issues that could impact you and your families. Thank you for taking the time to read our latest issue of The Power to Move You, and for choosing the TB Realty Group as your trusted advisors to guide you along your real estate journey.

Best regards,

4 Power to Move You REALTY GROUP Theresa Baird Broker Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage 103 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga 647-298-0997 |
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Step into a world of unparalleled luxury with our exclusive executive lease opportunity! This over 2000 square foot condo, located in Toronto on the waterfront, is the epitome of opulence. As you enter this stunning space, you’ll be greeted by gleaming hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows and a sleek, modern design. Every inch of the condo has been carefully crafted to provide the ultimate in comfort and elegance.

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The real showstopper is the huge terrace, with panoramic views of the lake and marina. Imagine sipping your morning coffee as the sun rises over the water, or hosting a chic soirée under the stars. Inside, you’ll find spacious living areas with top-of-theline appliances, perfect for cooking up gourmet meals or relaxing after a long day. And with a location that puts you in the heart of all the best that Downtown Toronto has to offer, you’ll never run out of things to do or see. It’s more than just a homeit’s a lifestyle - Contact us today.

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Looking for a vacation home that exudes luxury and exclusivity? Look no further than Theresa and her TB Realty Group, certified specialists in resort and second-property ownership. With Pacaso, you can finally realize your dream of owning a beautiful, resort-like home in a breathtaking sun-filled location.

Unlike a traditional timeshare, Pacaso offers true real estate ownership without any of the hassles. As co-owners of a property, you’ll have access to all the luxurious amenities and comforts of home, without the stress and upkeep of maintaining a second property on your own, (typically 1/8 fractional ownership).

Don’t let your dream of owning a vacation home remain just that. Take the first step towards a life of luxury and contact Theresa at 647-298-0997. With her guidance and Pacaso’s innovative co-ownership model, you can start living your best life now. To see more properties visit

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All the benefits of a timeshare with none of the hassle...Imagine the possibilities
FOR SALE | 1/8th ownership 1509 RIESLING
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This fully renovated three-bedroom, twobath home is as crisp and refreshing as a chilled glass of Riesling and just minutes from St. Helena’s shopping area.

Savour contemporary, one-level living offering relaxed indoor and outdoor spaces. The sleek great room has a gas fireplace, wet bar and glass doors that open to the pool and private back yard for easy entertaining. Explore the possibilities by calling Theresa today.

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Diamond Kilmer is the formal partnership of two of the city’s most reputable development firms, focused on delivering mid-rise projects in walkable, transit-oriented neighbourhoods, where households and families of all types can thrive and grow in people-centric communities. The Birchley Park development is coming this spring.


Some of the GTA’s most lauded innovators have come together to create Birchley Park, a 19-acre master planned community, nestled between The Danforth and The Beaches. Every aspect of the community, from architecture and design to its landscape and location, is the product of firms that have spent decades creating award-winning experiences.


A specialized design and land approvals firm based in Toronto, focusing on effective and efficient development while maintaining a strong design-centric focus. TACT’s steady growth has led the firm to be amongst Toronto’s top residential architectural practices .


A team of interior designers, technologists and support staff that have worked with developers and private residential clients for over 30 years. Its projects include prestigious high-rise and low-rise developments as well as private city and country residences.


An award-winning, multidisciplinary landscape architecture, urban design and community planning firm located in midtown Toronto. Since 1975, its design studio has provided design consulting services to an international roster of clients in the private and public sectors.

More information on this up and coming pre-construction opportunity will be presented in the next issue of The Power to Move You magazine.


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Illustrations are artist’s concept only. Map not to scale. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Over the last 2.5 years, the state of the luxury real estate market has become one of the hottest topics discussed in news outlets, multi-media platforms, and within the industry itself.

Conversations initially focused on spiraling demand and rising prices. This was soon followed by reports on the increasing demand for multi-faceted relocations and migrations. After which, the impact of falling inventory levels took prime spot. While these topics are still highly key in understanding the current market, the declining sales volume has become the most recent focus of attention by the media.

Reports of plunging sales have sparked much discussion as to what the spring market will bring, coupled with the uncertainty about the economy and whether there will be any further changes to the interest rate. But there is also quiet optimism in the air. Overall prices seem little impacted – according to the Institute’s median sold prices for the last three months, prices have edged up, and there is only a small 1.38% decrease compared to February 2022.

The reality is that except for the markets where the buying frenzy caused both price increases and continued sales growth to become unsustainable, luxury home purchases are mostly returning to more traditional transaction levels. The data for February 2023 does indicate there is positive movement with respect to sales. Compared to January 2023, the number of new listings entering the market increased, but of more significance is that the number of sales also increased in both the single-family and attached markets.

This may only be the start of a possible trend, but if it continues in this direction, buyer demand, which has remained hesitant for the last few months, could return as we enter the spring market. While the affluent tend to be less impacted by outside influences, concerns over the financial market and economic variables have seen buyers take a long pause. However, with less competi-

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tion and more competitive rates for mortgage and other loan types now offered to affluent buyers (as their wealth makes them considerably less risky to lenders), this may continue to help ignite sales again.

Mansion Global just announced that both New York and San Francisco saw their numbers of sales increase during February. However, both markets report that there has been trade-off insomuch as asking prices were negotiated downwards by as much as 17% in San Francisco and 12% in New York. Although, of equal note, both these markets did see their price points reach unprecedented heights at the end of 2021, so a leveling out was not unexpected.

On the other hand, as we reported last month, markets that still offer more affordability or potential price growth are expected to see an uptick in demand. The growth of demand for the luxury sector in these markets is heavily driven by millennials, particularly those who can work from home.

According to Bloomberg, this generation is not living in their parent’s basements anymore; they are buying multi million-dollar homes1. Equally, Bloomberg expects this generation to change the high-end housing market as their preferences are driven by technology and environmental requirements.

Expectations are that we will see many fluctuations in demand, prices, and sales over the next few months. There will be a lack of consistency between markets and within markets themselves, where certain price points will see high demand and others very little interest.

Specific property types, as well as locations, are very much back on the table when it comes to buyers’ preferences too. Location has always been important to the affluent, and there is very little expectation for this to change, except perhaps in the diversity of new locations that will come to the forefront of demand this year.

Old favorites such as key metropolises will continue to attract those whose business lies within, but it is the increasing demand for multiple ownership of properties in rural, waterfront, and mountain locations, especially those that are less affected by climate change, that are expected to see the most growth.

Demand for very specific property types will also bring change in the luxury market, as the wealthy not only seek the right location but also homes with amenities that equally meet their practical needs and “must-have” requirements.

Expect to see growth in the multi-generational home. New builds are being designed to cater to extended

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families, whether its multiple master suites, separate living spaces, or even additional homes on the property. That is not to say the trend is all about bigger. As people recognize they are happy to return to smaller footprints, particularly those heading towards metropolitan lifestyles, health and wellness are still top of mind. Instead, it is the use of space to promote physical and mental well-being that has become appreciated in an entirely new way.

While the obvious, such as access to amenities like gyms, yoga studios, and spas, is important, it is the demand for sustainability and smart homes that is truly on the rise. Luxury homes, apartment buildings, and townhome complexes are turning towards sustainable living options. This is not just for new builds, as many properties have gone through extensive renovations to provide for this demand.

Using smart home technology has helped to facilitate changing these environments with fully automated systems that control not just entertainment and security systems but lighting, temperature, air quality, and water conservation.

One trend that was on the uptick prior to the arrival of the pandemic was the demand for hotel-style living in private residences, and according to Mansion Global, we should expect to see the demand for branded residences.

They predict that these residences will dominate the high-end home market as the affluent seek not just the best white-glove service but also the opportunity to enjoy ‘experiences’ – and they are willing to pay top dollar. Privacy and security also remain highly important to the affluent, and there has been a notable increase in advanced security systems being implemented, as well as demand for properties that offer privacy and seclusion, whether branded residences or private homesteads.

The art of selling and buying in this market needs a critical and analytical approach; understanding the realities and setting expectations accordingly will ensure that goals are achieved. For homeowners looking to buy or sell in today’s market, we recommend working with a Realtor who can capitalize on the preferences, trends, and demands in this dynamic and evolving environment.

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Indulge in the ultimate luxury living experience with this exceptional 4 bedroom residence, renovated just 5 years ago to boast elevated main and upper levels that radiate sophistication and style.

As you step inside, you’ll be captivated by the spacious and open living areas that are perfect for family living. This turn-key home invites the next fortunate homeowner to make it their own and experience the epitome of modern living.

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The sprawling backyard is perfect for your growing family and neighborhood gatherings, or just to unwind and relax in private. The expansive deck and meticulously curated garden offer a tranquil space to enjoy your weekends in luxury and style.

This home is the perfect blend of comfort, elegance, and refinement. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to call it yours.

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Feeling down and out these days? Don’t fret. “The good news is: you can boost your mood with uncomplicated, actionable lifestyle changes and coping skills,” says Lindsey Konchar, MSW, LGSW, and owner of Coping with Lindsey. “Self-awareness is one of the best traits a person can possess. When we are aware of our mood and how or when it changes, we can more easily get ourselves back to baseline (aka feel better, faster).” Adds Rayna Sanghvi, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist: “We can’t change our mood states without being aware of the specificity of our emotions. This could be to help change our emotions to positive, or being aware of our positive moods to incorporate gratitude and appreciation in our day-to-day life.”

In the market for a positive change? Here’s how to get started with boosting your mood today.


Body scanning, also known as Benson’s Technique, is a quick and easy form of mindfulness practice, says Konchar. “In layman’s terms, we use our brain to connect with internal body sensations.”

Extensive research supports that body scanning can lower anxiety and, in turn, boost your mood. In a 2019 study, emergency department patients who utilized the body scanning technique showed improved anxiety scores versus those who did not. While another study found that body scanning and the antide -

pressant medication Citalopram had similar effects on improving the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Luckily, body scanning is simple and “very discrete,” says Konchar. “You can do this at your work desk without anyone even noticing.” To get started, sit or lie comfortably, and bring awareness to each region of the body. Start at your feet and move up through your legs, abdomen, arms, shoulder, neck, all the way to your head. If your focus shifts, acknowledge it, and come back to the body scan.


Gratitude has become a bit of a buzzword, but for good reason. A study from UC Berkeley found that


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those who wrote gratitude letters reported significantly better mental health afterward. Studies such as this suggest that gratitude lists can be beneficial for boosting your overall mood. Just 23 percent of participants who wrote gratitude letters actually sent them; however, those who didn’t still reaped the mood-boosting benefits of gratitude.

Researchers found that approximately twelve weeks of gratitude writing would improve overall mental health. But keep at it even longer and it’ll surely result in a positive result, they say (for you, and those whom you thank).


“Our mood is all too often dictated by things and people other than ourselves,” says Konchar. “The fastest way to bring ourselves back to baseline is to figure out what is in our control. One of the ways to do this is to

clean up your physical surroundings, which in turn, will clean up your mental mess.” According to the Association for Consumer Research, it’s common to use object ownership to satisfy psychological needs, reward oneself, and flaunt social status. But the reality is, overconsumption can ultimately have a negative effect on mood.

“Not only does too much stuff make us feel dejected, but when that stuff is disorganized, we feel out of control,” says Konchar, and that can wreak havoc on our mindset. Organizing both physical and mental spaces can leave you feeling satisfied, calm, and in a better mood overall. Take one afternoon to sort through and donate unused clothes or cleanup your office desktop. Or, make and effort to tidy up one space per day. That act can go a long way in boosting your mood for the afternoon and the future.

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Discover this incredible bungalow situated on an huge, uniquely-shaped lot surrounded by lush mature trees and stunning gardens. Whether you want to spend quality time with your loved ones or entertain guests, this property is the ideal setting.

Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Forster Park, prestigious schools, and the bustling downtown of Oakville, this home offers the perfect blend of privacy and convenience.


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Imagine waking up to the sounds of nature and starting your day with a cup of coffee on your beautiful patio. With plenty of space for outdoor activities and relaxation, this property is an oasis in the heart of the city.

Make this charming bungalow your forever home today. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a viewing or visit our website for more information.

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Often known as granny flats, in-law apartments or cottages, these small units have a variety of uses for housing, work and play.

An ADU is a small unit either attached to a main home or a freestanding unit on the main home’s property. Sometimes they are a converted garage or attic space. They are generally 600 to 1,000 square feet and have one or two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room.

Common Occupants:

• College Students and Grown Children

• Extended Family

• Senior Citizens

• Onsite Caregivers

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Accessory Dwelling Units:

Financial Benefits

Reduced Expenses Rental Income

This can be an option to help pay the mortgage on the main home or a way to get some extra cash.

An ADU is considered part of the main home; it cannot be bought or sold like a condo. There is no cost for the land, major infrastructure or structured parking.

Increased Property Value

The ADU’s kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms are viewed as additions to the primary home. In some cases, the property’s overall value will rise with the addition of an ADU.1

Other Benefits: Employees

Many workers are still working a hybrid schedule. An ADU can be a private, quiet place to work from home.

Athletes and Hobbyists

A small, comfortable space allows one to work out or pursue a hobby away from the activity of the main house.

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Last week, the CBC Marketplace presented a segment on the fraudulent practices of scammers who exploit elderly individuals by registering private mortgages on their homes with interest rates that can reach up to 25%. The segment can be accessed through the following link:

The scam operates in the following manner: The scammer visits the home of an elderly person and tries to sell them home renovation products or upgrades such as water heaters, furnaces, e-home equipment, and other such items. At no point does the homeowner understand the implications of the contract they are signing.

Once the documents are signed, the scammer places a lien on the property to act as security for the deal. The liens can be exceedingly complex, and it is difficult to ascertain who is funding the loan and what the terms

are. This confusion is intentional and makes it difficult to contest the charges later.

As the payments on these loans are typically unaffordable, the scammer offers to refinance the loans as a private mortgage with high-interest rates of up to 25%, as cited by the CBC. Homeowners do not have the necessary income to keep up with the high mortgage payments and will inevitably default, leading to the lender initiating power of sale proceedings. The homeowner is then charged exorbitant administrative and legal fees that deprive them of their hardearned equity.

As our understanding of these fraudulent schemes improves, we must make every effort to safeguard our elderly clients from predatory lending practices. We encourage you to share this information with anyone who may benefit from it.

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Indulge in the ultimate lakeside luxury living experience in the coveted Port Credit waterfront community, offering unparalleled serenity and a carefree lifestyle.

As you awaken to breathtaking sunrises, relish in the tranquil beauty of Lake Ontario from the second floor of this exquisite suite, where panoramic lake views abound.

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Step inside and be captivated by the open concept layout, perfectly suited for the contemporary urbanite. This immaculate masterpiece has been meticulously crafted to offer a seamless blend of comfort, elegance, and refinement.

With just one call, this stunning residence can be yours to treasure for a lifetime. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make it your very own.

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The Canadian government has implemented a new plan, the First Home Savings Account (FHSA), which will allow prospective homebuyers to save for their first home tax-free. This program comes into effect on April 1st and was initially proposed in the federal government’s 2022 budget. The FHSA is aimed at young Canadians who have been struggling to afford homeownership due to the high cost of housing and rising interest rates.

Prospective homebuyers can contribute up to $8,000 of tax-free savings each year, with a lifetime contribution limit of $40,000. Account holders who do not contribute the full amount each year can carry forward up to $8,000 to use the following year. Income earned on FHSA savings will not reduce the participation room for the subsequent year. The maximum participation period for an FHSA account is 15 years, after which account holders must transfer all funds and close the account to avoid taxation.

To be eligible for an FHSA, Canadian residents must be at least 18 years old and cannot have owned a home at any time in the year that the account is opened, or during the preceding four calendar years. Spouses and common-law partners cannot participate in each other’s accounts, and withdrawals by non-residents may be subject to a withholding tax of 25%, unless reduced by a tax treaty between Canada and their country of residence.

FHSA holders can withdraw money tax-free from their account to use towards the purchase of their first home, provided that the home is a principal residence and the homebuyer moves in within one year of purchase. Using the savings towards an investment property would not qualify for a tax-free withdrawal. FHSA holders can also make a tax-free withdrawal if they contributed more than their FHSA participation room of $8,000, plus any additional carry-over amount. All other withdrawals, such as for personal expenses, must be declared as income during tax season.

While financial advisers recommend the FHSA for those seriously looking to buy their first home, the program may not be ideal for Canadians with low incomes who may need to draw on their savings for other expenses. In such cases, a tax-free savings account may be a better option.

Source: George Douzenis, Dominion Lending Broker - Newsletter

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Although the FHSA comes into force on April 1st, Canadians may not be able to open an account until later this year. Large Canadian financial institutions, including all Big Six banks, EQ Bank and Desjardins, have stated that they will not be ready to offer the FHSA by

April 1st. Some banks plan to launch the program in the summer, while others plan to offer the plan “later in 2023” due to the complex process that requires technological development and coordination with the Canada Revenue Agency.

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Fabulous 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage pool home is amazing! This Neal Built home has all the “I wants”: fantastic pool with plenty of deck space for entertaining, a gourmet kitchen, plantation shutters and more. Get the many benefits of living in the community of Cononut Cove. No city taxes, natural gas, low HOA fee and more. Reach out and grab this incredible opportunity now.

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8 medium-sized oysters

3 tablespoons butter

3 cloves garlic, pasted

½ teaspoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon cayenne

1 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, finely grated

Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

1 cup arugula and spinach blend, for serving

8 slices French bread, for serving


Preheat a charcoal or gas grill to high heat. Clean the outside of the oysters and shuck them, leaving the meat in the half shell.

Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the pasted garlic and lemon juice, and season with cayenne. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat.

Place the oysters directly on the preheated grill. Divide the butter mixture among the oyster shells, and top with Parmesan cheese. Charbroil the oysters for 5 to 6 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley, then remove from heat and serve immediately with fresh arugula, spinach, and sliced French bread. Serves 4

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¼ cup roasted green bell pepper, minced

½ cup celery, minced

1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon ground mustard

2 teaspoons horseradish

2 teaspoons Crystal hot sauce

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon paprika

⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper



Oil as needed, for deep frying

3 green big beef tomatoes

1 egg, beaten

½ cup flour

½ cup water

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

2 cups Panko bread crumbs

Lump crab meat (diced), Roma tomatoes, and arugula, for serving

In a saucepan or deep fryer, preheat the frying oil to 350 degrees F. Slice the top and bottom off the tomatoes and discard, then slice the tomato into ¼-inch-thick rounds. Combine the egg, flour, water, salt, and pepper to create a batter. Dip the tomato slices into the batter, then into the panko to coat.Gently place the breaded tomato slices into the frying oil and fry until golden brown. Once browned, place on a wire cooling rack to drain off excess oil. Serve warm, topped with crab meat, arugula, diced Roma tomatoes, and spicy remoulade sauce for dipping. Serves 4.

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2 teaspoons paprika

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons dried thyme

8 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1⅝ teaspoons salt, divided

3 tablespoons oil or butter

8 ounces andouille sausage, sliced on bias

¾ cup celery, small diced

¾ cup onion, small diced


¾ cup green bell pepper, small diced

6 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 cup tomato, small diced

2 cups long grain rice

4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock

2 bay leaves

1½ teaspoons salt

¼ cup fresh chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

Lemon wedges, for garnish

Combine the paprika, black pepper, cayenne, oregano, and thyme. Coat the shrimp with half the seasoning mixture, then season with ⅛ teaspoon salt. Preheat a pot or cast-iron Dutch oven over moderately high heat. Sear the shrimp to slightly blacken on both sides. Add the oil, tossing to coat the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.

Place the sausage in the pan, sautéing to slightly blacken on both sides. Add the celery, onion, green pepper, and garlic. Cook to soften, but not brown. Mix in the tomato paste, add the second half of the seasoning mixture, and cook to slightly darken. Add the diced tomatoes to deglaze the pan. Stir in the rice. Add the stock and bay leaves, then season with 1½ teaspoons salt.

Bring contents of the pot to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover with a lid, and let cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let steam with the lid on for 10 more minutes. (Don’t remove the lid any earlier as it will stop cooking the rice.) Remove the lid, fluff the rice, mixing in the parsley and sauteed shrimp. Garnish with additional parsley and lemon wedges, and serve hot.

Photography by Kristel Matousek at


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On Thursday, March 30th 2023, Heather McPherson, Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Strathcona, Alberta, tabled a Private Members’ Bill C-329 - National Framework on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Act in the House of Commons. The Bill asks for support of the 3 pillars of our White Paper - Creating Equitable Access to ADHD Care in Canada. This is a huge step toward improving resources and care for Canadians affected by ADHD. Now, we need your help!

Please take 2 minutes of your time to write to your Federal MP at the button below and express the need for equitable access to ADHD care across Canada.

We’d love to know if you get a response from your Federal elected representative, or anyone copied on your email. Please forward any responses to Thank you for your support and being an advocate for equitable access to ADHD treatment in Canada.


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Edmonton Strathcona MP Heather McPherson speaks in Ottawa about her private member’s bill she introduced on Thursday, March 30, 2023 (Source: CPAC).


We are on a mission to raise $10,000 for CAMH (Centre For Addiction And Mental Health) and CADDAC (Centre For ADHD Awareness Canada). It is without a doubt that ADHD and mental health issues are common in our community and continue to be a contributing cause of death around the world.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is a psychiatric teaching hospital located in Toronto and ten community locations throughout the province of Ontario. At CAMH, it’s their goal to provide hope and a path toward recovery from mental illness and substance use for anyone in need.

There are approximately 2 million individuals affected by ADHD in Canada. Individuals, families, and parents with children are left scrambling to cope, figuring out how and where to get support for their ADHD. As well, they are trying to figure out how to pay for expensive programs.

Our families have been directly affected by ADHD and Mental Health issues so in hopes that one day no one else will have to experience the angst of dealing with ADHD or any kind of addiction or depression, we have chosen to donate a portion of our professional fees to these charities. As well, when you refer a friend or family member to our team not only will they receive award-winning service, but they will also be contributing to these extremely worthy causes. Together we can help calm minds and ensure that everyone gets the support they need.

We encourage you to visit both of their websites at and and check out the incredible work they are doing in our community and beyond!

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50 Power to Move You MARCH 2023 AVERAGE SELLING PRICE 14.6 % less than Mar. ‘22 ($1,298,666) $ 1,108,606
Mar. 2023: (6,896 ÷ 11,184) x 100 = Mar. 2022: (10,862 ÷ 20,061) x 100 = 62 % % 54 SOLD NEW LISTINGS Detached $1,468,651 Semi $1,087,924 Townhouse $935,626 Condo $703,566 MARKET STATS
GLANCE HOME SALES 6,896 36.5 % less than Mar. ‘22 (10,862) +Detached 3,000 Semi 556 Townhouse 1,167 Condo 2,121 +NEW LISTINGS 44% less than Mar. ‘22 (20,061) 11,184 0 4K 8K 12K 16K 20K 24K March 2023 March 2022 + -

Why Is the Realty Group One of the Best in its’ Marketplace?

Today marks one year since I accepted an offer for the sale of 64 Arthur Street North Guelph. I remember the day very well as I was quite nervous, not sure what would happen and if the house would sell as you thought. You were right of course! I was able to review the offers with you and Lindsay in your offices and my son in law Milton and I at his house in Kitchener. My recall is how you walked us through each offer in order and then answered my questions. You appeared very well prepared through the computer lens. You might remember I was anxious to move forward with my retirement and wanted to wrap everything up by the end of the year. You negotiated quite successfully with the winning bidder and obtained the closing for the date I wanted before Christmas. The house sold well over asking. You told me lawyers don’t do a lot of work between Christmas and New Years. Imagine my surprise at this as I have spent most of my work life in the non profit or municipal sector where workers only get statutory holidays off. I was ready for a new beginning. The sale of my home of forty five years was the last block to get started on retirement life. However, everything unfolded as you predicted and I am remain so very grateful for your knowledge and expertise getting me to the house sold conclusion. Your professionalism and calm guidance during the process alleviated much of my concern for achieving this goal. Lindsay and you were most helpful with suggestions to prepare the house for staging. The number of views and home visits during the COVID period were a strong indicator that your marketing plans were right on target. I really appreciated that you communicated regularly with me and were very responsive. The coordinating required for inspection and staging may have been routine for you but was quite a learning curve for me! I also learned that you were able to juggle contacts with the local real estate agents with courtesy and humour. Thank you most sincerely for all of your efforts. It would be my pleasure to provide a reference for any clients who wish to sell their home through your firm. Wishing you the best of continued success,

Theresa Baird and Lindsay Meadwell recently assisted us with the sale of our Port Credit condo. We had the pleasure of working with them previously and had every confidence that this time would be no different. From our initial contact to informing us of current market conditions and trends, preparing our place for sale with expert staging, and marketing, through to managing showings and offers, they were attentive, professional, and a pleasure to work with every step of the way. We highly recommend Theresa and Lindsay to anyone looking for real estate agents who go above and beyond to get the job done, efficiently and professionally. Thanks for making our sale a success!

We want to thank you both for the great job you did selling our condo. Your in-depth market knowledge enabled you to see the intrinsic value of the suite which you highlighted with your highly professional staging, professional photos and 3D virtual tour posted on MLS and to provide maximum exposure. It was highly effective leading to a steady flow of showings to "qualified" buyers and an early sale at virtually full list price. Your expertise was evident throughout the offer process leading to a successful sale within a few short days. We would definitely list with you again and recommend your services to others. Thanks again!

Coming up in the next issue of THE TO POWER MOVE YOU

Greetings to all our readers,

We are excited to announce the launch of a brand new section in our upcoming issue called “Our Agents Favourites.” In this section, we will be showcasing some of our team’s most loved restaurants, books, and places to visit in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

We cannot wait to share with you our top picks and hope that they will inspire you to try new things and explore all that the GTA has to offer. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting places to discover, and we would love for you to join us on this journey.

So, if you have a favourite restaurant, book, or place that you love to go to in the GTA, we encourage you to share it with us. Together, we can uncover some hidden gems and make some amazing discoveries.

Thank you for being a part of our community, and we look forward to sharing Our Agents Favourites with you in the upcoming issue.

Best regards,