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REAL ESTATE ROUND TABLE IN D U STR Y EXPE RTS WE I GH I N GUARDIANS OF THE GARDEN THE URBAN POLLINATOR HIGHWAY FLAVOURS OF HERE AND NOW THE PERFECT PAELLA ON THE COVER: MODERN MASTERPIECE ON LAKE JOSEPH


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CONTENTS design & decor

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Guardians of the garden The urban pollinator highway

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work life balance Working from home

arts & culture

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distinctly canadian The Nicholas Metivier Gallery

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lost together Art uncontained

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fresh air, clear minds How nature protects and comforts

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food & drink

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a summer like no other Hosting in the age of social distancing

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flavours of here and now Introducing arroz con cosas

Real Estate & Community

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Six in the six Hello summer!

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tales from the trenches Doing great work in challenging times

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Real estate roundtable The experts weigh in

on the cover

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Agent: Richard Scully

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President's letter

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listing directory hot properties

harvey kalles chairman & ceo michael kalles president jeremy finkelstein editor leslie richman bender c0-editor sara hollander art director aaron feldman graphic designer

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SUMMER 2020

PRESIDENT'S LETTER Welcome to the Summer 2020 edition of The Collection. To say it’s been an eventful three months would be an understatement. Covid-19 has greatly impacted our way of life. I know that each one of us is dealing with these challenges in our own way, but there’s little doubt that we will all be changed because of this collective experience. Our industry has settled into its new rhythm. Boardroom meetings have been replaced with online conferences, open houses swapped for virtual showings, and print brochures traded for a suite of digital alternatives. For me, it’s been remarkable to see how quickly the real estate sector adapted to meet the needs of our clients, and we’ve decided to apply some of these approaches to our own magazine. You’ll note that this edition is available online only, and we encourage you to explore some of the terrific new features available in this digital environment. For instance, there are links throughout the magazine that will allow a more interactive and in-depth experience. When you search our listings, if a virtual tour is available, simply click on the property and you will be taken to a site where you can see photos, read about the residence and its amenities, and even take a 3D tour, if available. As well, our friends from en Ville Caterers have contributed a great article on paella and have been kind enough to include an instructional video to ensure that you’re preparing the dish just right! For our Real Estate

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Roundtable, not only have we included a condensed version with all the highlights, but with the click of a button, you can watch the full panel discussion, so that you don’t miss hearing about the current state of housing in the GTA. We know that this will be a summer like no other so we’ve put together some useful information to help you make the most of the coming months. If you have children, we’ve outlined the top six activities to give them a memorable summer experience. If you’re an art enthusiast but aren’t ready for galleries, we’re bringing the galleries to you…not to mention the theatres, the poetry readings, the music, and much more. And for those who want to entertain small groups, we’ve got tips for staying safe and making the most of the occasion. Of course, the degree of normalcy we have been able to enjoy has been due in large part to the dedication of our frontline workers… from the doctors, nurses and first responders, to the grocery clerks, transit operators, and garbage collectors. Our team member, John R. Fortney, has just become President of the Rotary Club of Toronto, and he’s highlighted some hardworking frontline charities that have been operating non-stop to help our most vulnerable citizens throughout this crisis. We cannot thank everyone enough for their commitment to the people of our great city. We hope you enjoy The Collection, and we’ll see you in the fall.

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GUARDIANS of the GARDEN add your address to the urban pollinator highway By Courtney-Anne Craft & Amber Stafford

The ethics of conservation include protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitat, and encouraging biodiversity. Of course, many of us equate conservation with large, naturalized areas of land that have been sectioned off and protected from human population. While the forests, ravines, meadows and swamps of provincial parks are valuable sites for animal and insect life, urban areas are not ecological vacuums. As an urban dweller, you too can play a role in conservation. From studio apartment to expansive estate, private property can contribute to conservation efforts simply by making pollinator-friendly plants a part of your personal, outdoor space. The need is more important now than ever. In Canada, insect populations have declined 45 percent in the past 30 years, while North American bird populations have declined by 5 billion in the same time frame. Beyond their intangibles, birds and insects, such as bees, moths, and butterflies, are responsible for the pollination of plants that produce fruits, vegetables, nuts, oils, fibres, and many raw materials that humans rely on for food and industry. Fortunately, in an urban area like Toronto, where private property dominates the landscape, conservation can be brought home — quite literally. This summer, city dwellers can easily become stay-at-home conservationists by creating gardens and making simple changes in their plant selection.

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‘Home sweet home’ comes in many forms: from condos, apartments and soaring penthouses in the sky, to row, semi or detached housing, and even grand estates. Regardless of which is closest to your reality, making a valuable contribution to conservation depends less on the amount of space you have, and more on what plants you choose to grow there. Your balcony, your shared front garden, your backyard, and even your concrete pad, hold ecological significance. Outdoor living spaces of all varieties have the potential to increase biodiversity and enhance the local ecosystem. If you are just developing your green thumb, you’ll find that successful garden making is a matter of keen observation. Let’s start with light. What direction does your soon-to-be oasis face? South-facing spots will get more sun than north-facing, always! East-facing spots will get delicate morning sun, while those west-facing will receive some blazing hot end-of-day sun. Once you’ve oriented yourself, consider the factors that obstruct light: a canopy of trees provides dappled or deep shade, and a nearby building makes dense shade. Be proactive and keep a log of the light conditions specific to your slice of the pie. Now that you’ve looked up, look down. Soil is an important factor in a garden’s success, and believe it or not, terrace and balcony owners have an advantage here. They can create the perfect soil for each plant in the very pot in which it will thrive. Follow the needs of the


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plants you select to customize a potting mix with ingredients like compost, coconut coir, sand, shredded bark, and vermiculite. While we cannot always manage the condition of the soil we have, it is important to know its composition. To do this, wet your soil until it is slightly damp, grab a handful and squeeze. Does it stay in a lump? If so, you’ve got dense soil, likely with some amount of clay. Does it break apart into small particulates? If so, you have dry soil. Does it lump together but is easily broken into small parts? This is well-balanced soil. Don’t worry…you can work with any of these conditions! You’ve now committed to convert a percentage of your outdoor space to gardens, you’ve noted the light and soil conditions, and you’ve got your hands dirty. It’s time to journey to the nursery to get some “green goodness.” Before you descend upon the aisles of dazzling blooms with rows of pink calling out to be picked, florets of blue flirting their way into your cart, and soft yellow clusters catching your eye, it’s important to stay focused on the productive and native plants. These are plants that have evolved in partnership with birds and insects, creating a symbiotic relationship in which everyone gives and everyone gets. Fortunately, these plants are gorgeous and are often easier to grow.

M A K I NG P OT T IN G MIX FROM SCRAT CH IS A GREAT A C TI VI TY TO D O W I T H K I D S. SCIE N CE ASIDE , IT ST RE SSE S T HE I MPO RTA NC E O F STRO NG F O U N DAT ION S, CAN B E USE FUL FOR T E ACH I NG F RA C TI O NS, A ND I S E N D L E S SLY FUN WHE N Y OU DIG IN Y OUR HA ND S A ND STA RT MI XI NG!

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Take a pass on the heavily hybridized ornamental plants. These designer specimens are grown strictly for aesthetics, at the expense of ecological productivity, producing little to no pollen. Consciously chosen plants are not only aesthetically pleasing, they support the hundreds of insects and birds in constant search for forage and shelter. Your plant choices matter, and adopting a new perspective on how plants can serve a greater calling, only enriches the beauty they possess. A flower is not just a flower when it becomes a feast for native bees, or when its seed heads become a buffet for migratory songbirds. Choosing wisely, braids together our human desire for beauty with the earthly dance of survival. In addition to plants, you can also add a bee house, a birdhouse, a small bird bath, or a trellis as a windbreak to create shelter. This will help birds and insects add your address to their journey along an urban pollinator highway. Like wayfaring friends, they will return year after year to rest and forage. And, building structures for our winged neighbours not only supports their livelihood, it makes for a great family-friendly activity. Have you ever seen a Carolina Wren with its lovely rusted feathers? The Toronto area has a small population of these non-migratory birds. Their house requires an opening of 2 ½ inches high and 5 inches wide, a box that is 7 inches tall and 6 inches wide, and it must be 3 to 6 feet from

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the ground, secured to the side of a structure. They will nest here in the summer and may roost here over winter. With at-home efforts that invite nature into your urban dwellings through the introduction of well selected plants, you are making a valuable contribution to supporting biodiversity. Your role as a guardian gardener can begin at any moment, in any space, of any size. Just be sure to partner with trustworthy resources that inspire, encourage, and empower you. Have you ever seen a Hawk Moth? A Cape May Warbler? A Tricoloured Bumble Bee? You soon will, when your property becomes an exquisite site of conservation. Courtney-Anne Craft and Amber Stafford are founders of Garden Party, focusing on creating perennial gardens that use productive native species that support pollinators, and contribute to the beauty of the city through the creation of healthy, sustainable gardens. www.gardenpartyto.com For additional information, visit these sources: Live Green Toronto Native North American Plant Society Pollinator Partnership Canada

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When creating a more efficient, comfortable, and multi-functional home, there are many factors we need to consider. We need to be able to hop on a call when the phone rings, communicate with clients and co-workers, review and edit reports, and manage the paperwork, while cooking meals and ensuring our children are spending time in a space conducive to their emotional, social and educational needs. With that in mind, here are some products to help you make your home the comfortable oasis you have always dreamed of. The secret to working from home in a small space is creating a designated workspace. Make it cozy, functional and try to keep a

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D I S T I N C T LY CANADIAN O N D I S P L AY AT T H E NICHOLAS METIVIER GALLERY BY LOUISE NUNN WHEN CONSIDERING CANADA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ART WORLD, IT’S EASY TO IDENTIFY HOUSEHOLD NAMES LIKE THE GROUP OF SEVEN OR QUEBEC’S ABSTRACT PAINTERS LES AUTOMATISTES. BUT A CLOSER LOOK WILL BRING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT MANY INDIVIDUALS, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WORKING TO MOVE AND CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH ART. CANADA’S SHORES AND INL ANDS ARE DOTTED WITH ABSTRACT PAINTERS, L ANDSCAPE ARTISTS AND TALENTED REALISTS COMMIT TED TO CREATING A NICHE F O R T H E M S E LV E S I N W H AT I S N O W A G L O B A L I Z E D A R T COMMUNIT Y. GALLERY OWNER, NICHOL AS METIVIER (FROM TORONTO’S NICHOL AS METIVIER GALLERY), HAS BUILT A REPUTATION ON IDENTIFYING TOP TALENT AND HELPING ARTISTS DEVELOP THEIR CAREERS. HERE, HE DISCUSSES THREE ARTISTS, EACH AS UNIQUE AS THE COUNTRY THEY CALL HOME: JOHN HARTMAN, LANDON MACKENZIE, AND KEITA MORIMOTO.

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john hartman, great blue heron, 2020, oil on linen, 48 x 54 in., courtesy of nicholas metivier gallery, toronto

JOHN HARTMAN

John Hartman is a familiar face at the Metivier Gallery, and in fact, at galleries across the country. He is best known for his large-scale, birds-eye-view landscapes that often incorporate people, ideas or objects into the landscape’s foreground. Hartman is an ardent believer that landscapes would be meaningless places without the many lives and stories that populate them, and it has been his mission to capture this vibrant life on every canvas. He does this through expressive texture, vibrant colour, and portraiture. “If you ask anybody about John Hartman, they’ll tell you that he’s a landscape painter,” Metivier says, “but his work is always inspired by the stories and the histories of the people of that place that he's painting.” Hartman paints at the intersection of figurative European work and Canadian landscape tradition. While Canadian painter David Milne explored aspects of figurative historical work before Hartman came on the scene — Metivier says he is “number one for Hartman in SUMMER 2020 | 17


terms of influence,” — Metivier insists that Hartman has created a style all his own. “I can't think of another Canadian painter that I could directly compare John's style to. His use of colour is crazy.” Hartman gained national and international success with the exhibitions Big North and Cities. In his work, the artist is drawn, above all, to the natural beauty of Georgian Bay, where many of his own life experiences took place. “It is still, to this day, his favourite place in the world.” The Bay is the subject of his first exhibition of note, Painting the Bay (1993), and his 2004 exhibition Georgian Bay: Portraits from the Shoreline. He loves to capture the Bay through portraits of individuals, both famous and ordinary, who have worked on its shores. John’s next exhibition, High Water, opening at the Metivier Gallery this fall, will return the viewer to this much-loved landscape, while offering a fresh perspective. “You can expect the most autobiographical exhibition John has ever painted, which I find fascinating,” says Metivier. “It’s a shift for him. The landscapes are portrayed in quite a surreal, dynamic way, and part of it is the bird's eye view, part of it's the colour, and part of it…there's this amazing energy to this work.”

john hartman, high water in norgate inlet, 2019, oil on linen, 66 x 60 in., courtesy of nicholas metivier gallery, toronto

Embedded within every masterpiece is this theme of story. The exhibit People and Place is the best introduction to this essential aspect of Hartman’s work. The original idea behind it, explains Metivier, was simply to paint Canadian authors in the places that were most meaningful to them — but the result has been an incredible five year project, a touring exhibition, and a book titled, Many Lives Mark This Place. Amongst the work, Ian Brown Above Go Home Bay, gives life to Ian Brown’s personal memories of time with his son at the familiar family site, Go Home Bay. Hartman brought his story to the forefront by making the portrait larger than life on the canvas. “It was quite different than the previous work that John had been doing, and we wanted to talk to people about it in those terms.” According to Metivier, John looks back at People and Place as the inspiration for the autobiographical nature of High Water.

john hartman, the western islands, looking south, 2020, pastel on paper, 22 x 30 in., courtesy of nicholas metivier gallery, toronto

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john hartman, ian brown above go home bay, 2017, oil on linen, 60 x 66 in., courtesy of nicholas metivier gallery, toronto


landon mackenzie, time machine, 2013-2019, oil and synthetic polymer on linen, 94 1/2 x 145 1/2 in., courtesy of nicholas metivier gallery, toronto

LANDON MACKENZIE The next painter that Metivier introduces is Landon Mackenzie — a renowned abstract painter who over her years in the industry has managed to create her own distinctive style. The meaning of place seems to inspire Landon just as much as Hartman, but the result couldn’t be more different. “She’s a star, this lady,” says Metivier. “Travel is very important in Mackenzie's practice. She's inspired by history and maps. Mapping a place, and she reinterprets this through layers and through her own stories, impressions and understanding of place.” Mackenzie has traveled across the country, living first in Toronto surrounded by her parents’ many artistic connections, and finally settling on the West Coast in Vancouver. She draws inspiration from her rich and varied experiences — from her first introduction to printmaking during university to her time as an academic liaison in Beijing on behalf of Emily Carr University. She loves to blend her own life experiences with the told and untold histories of Canada.

Does Landon’s work fit into other abstract art being made across Canada? “I don’t think it does,” Metivier muses. “I think her voice is quite distinct and quite personal. I'm seeing a fair amount of contemporary younger painting, abstract painting that is quite formal. With Landon's relationship to this country, her relationship to travel, it's a soulful, personal narrative, although the works are abstract.” One example from her Particle Paintings exhibition at the Metivier Gallery is Neurotree. This painting brings together Landon’s motifs of geometric shape, neurological connections and mapping. The painting is split in two by a tree-like formation, and across the canvas are cell-like particles floating on a copper-coloured background. “It's a really great mix of micro and macro elements that talk about us and our world,” states Metivier. To Landon, each of her paintings are journeys. She sometimes takes two or three years to complete a single work. In fact, her painting, Time Machine, took its name in part from the length of time it took to complete… nearly seven years. “The process is organic and intuitive,” says Metivier. “Each layer that she lays down responds to the previous one.” Landon’s canvases can be 8 feet by 16 feet. She also has many works on paper, inspired from her earlier printmaking days. “It’s kind of Landon’s world, and people want to be a part of it. And it’s a fascinating world.” Landon was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2017. SUMMER 2020 | 19


keita morimoto, garden of light, 2019, acrylic and oil on linen, 96 x 216 in., courtesy of nicholas metivier gallery, toronto

KEITA MORIMOTO Keita Morimoto, an up-and-coming Japanese-Canadian artist, occupies an altogether different niche from his more experienced companions. Though he only graduated from OCAD in 2012, he is quickly finding success with his realist city paintings, becoming known for his warm-coloured depictions of Toronto. However, Metivier says, he did not start here. “When I took him on, he had these portraits of his friends set in [Romantic painter John]

Constable’s landscapes. [He was] really looking at going back to the classics, the Rembrandts, and I love [that] history.” There is a telltale nostalgic light in all of Keita’s city paintings, a use of light that traces back to these old European masters and also to the work of American realist painter Edward Hopper. “Hopper was so brilliant with light. And Keita is so brilliant with light.” Keita is also bringing new light to old traditions by melding European classical painting styles with the modern and realist background of Toronto — something that Edward Hopper started in New York decades earlier. Toronto has been Keita’s home since his high school days, and his favourable view of the city very literally colours his paintings. His most accomplished work to date, says Metivier, is the triptych — massive threepanel canvas — titled Garden of Light, which he created for this year’s exhibition of the same name. “It's a view from an apartment building rooftop looking across Jarvis Street between Gerrard and Wellesley, looking east, and he photographed afternoon, evening and night.” Keita painted from these photographs the hues of each time of day — from deep blues and dusky morning light to his signature nostalgic oranges. “Each panel is 8 feet by 6 feet, so the length of the work in its entirety is 18 feet. It's the largest work he's ever completed, and it is the most accomplished. It's quite brilliant.” Keita seems to have a knack for really engaging long-time art connoisseurs with his work. “[My clients] would see [one of his city paintings] and immediately connect to it, it was fascinating.” Metivier says this is because of Keita’s “light and his use of colour. There’s a semantic to his work, which is impressive. And the semantic of course, is Toronto. He's excited by Toronto.” Keita is just beginning what will hopefully be a long and successful career as an artist.

keita morimoto, arrival, 2017, acrylic and oil on linen, 72 x 96 in., courtesy of nicholas metivier gallery, toronto

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The works of John Hartman, Landon Mackenzie, and Keita Morimoto are on display at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto. For more information, visit www.metiviergallery.com


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6 in the 6

Things to do this summer with your kids

BY SIMON WOLLE, B.A., LL.B., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR — CAMP NORTHLAND

As a summer camp director, my bias leans toward going to camp whenever possible. I appreciate, though, that it’s not always an option for everyone, which is okay…there is a world of opportunity in the city, as well. When I was first asked to write this, my mind was racing with countless ideas of amazing things to do with children during the summer. The hardest part, I thought, was going to be narrowing it down to just six. It didn’t take long before the reality of Covid-19 hit me. Due to the pandemic, and its accompanying restrictions, summer will look very different this year. The months of physical distancing, lives turned upside down, parental anxiety, job losses, illness, death statistics, and troubling news 24-7 will have lasting mental health impacts on our children. So now my focus has shifted to the six best things we can do with our children in the context of a global pandemic. Our children need to feel a sense of hope and normalcy, but we also have a responsibility to guide them with accurate information and honesty. This summer, try to think outside the box, as their experience these past few months could have lasting effects. Here are six amazing things that you can do with your children this summer, looking through the lens of a unique and, hopefully, once-in-a-lifetime summer experience. 24 | the COLLECTION


1

Pick an outdoor game to play with your family in your yard or nearby, and make it your ‘go-to’ family sport.

You will play many games with your children over the years but make this one special. Schedule tournaments, create a skills competition, make team names, find time to make signs and team cheers. Just commit 100 percent. Your kids need you now more than ever. Sending them outside to play without you might have worked pre-Covid-19, but it doesn’t work during these challenging times. Now, playing with your children regularly will be an important part of meeting their developmental and social/ emotional needs through this crisis. The game I am choosing for my three teenage children this summer is an old camp favourite called Four Square. I love it because you don’t need much. Get a ball that can bounce (a soccer or volleyball are best). Draw the court with some chalk and you are good to go (the rules are easy to find online). Remember, the game you choose is less important than the commitment to turn it into an opportunity for connection at multiple levels — creativity, art, interaction, conflict management, and comradery.

2

Every child or family should keep a journal. (For younger children, do this with them; for older children, each can have their own)

In a normal summer, this would not necessarily be a ‘top six’ but I have no doubt it’s important this summer. Explain to your kids that this summer is a rare opportunity to take time to see some of the amazing places Toronto has to offer. Record all of the interesting things you experience together, and finish each entry with a gratitude reflection. The opportunity to acknowledge what we can be grateful for will change a child’s perspective over time. It reinforces positivity and mitigates feelings of anxiety. This should be a 15-minute maximum/day activity. Think about how amazing it will be to use this tool to help our children process their experiences. It will also serve as a record of how we were able to enjoy life with our kids during the unusual circumstances of summer 2020.

3

Make a vegetable, herb, or flower garden. (Outdoor if you can, but indoor is amazing, too)

The Six is full of amazing garden centres and inspirational parks (see High Park for sure). Make some trips to see the inspiration on offer, but then make it your own at home. There is a big difference between seeing a garden and nurturing a garden. Doing this will give your children a sense of purpose and accomplishment. It teaches resilience (it’s okay if a flower doesn’t make it). It helps them with problem-solving, inspires creativity, and builds their sense of self-worth. When you water a garden, you actually water your children (metaphorically…don’t actually water your children). maison chardon | photo by: shayne gray

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4

Create art indoors and outdoors

We have the greatest artistic backdrop in the world right in front of our eyes, from skyscrapers to rolling streams. As parents preCovid-19, art at home sometimes felt counterproductive — it takes a lot of set up, it can be messy, and clean-up can be challenging. For all of these reasons though, it’s a ‘must do’ for summer 2020. Never underestimate the power of a ‘foot-based road trip’ on a beautiful summer day. Bring some arts and crafts supplies and just ‘let them go.’ And do it with them. Discuss the choices and themes and colours. Praise them, and then do it all over again. Create a dedicated art space at home, too. By making a welcoming space for creativity, kids will want to participate and explore — it’s in their nature.

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Make your own waffle and ice cream sandwich.

No summer is complete, whether in The Six or anywhere else, if a family doesn’t find time to make an ice cream sandwich with waffles. If you prefer, try freshly baked chocolate chip cookies instead of waffles. If you want to really live it up, make French fries and teach your kids to dip fries in the ice cream. Whatever your lifestyle, find the ingredients that work for you and have some food fun. Summer and ice cream just can’t be beat.

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Enjoy a campfire and barbeque in one of the magnificent Toronto parks (Adhering to regulations).

This will come as no surprise (given my work as a summer camp director), but it can’t be overlooked. Given how different this summer may be, exploring multiple parks will be a great way to get your children outside and help develop a love and appreciation for nature. The smell of a campfire, the experience of roasting marshmallows or a hot dog on a stick, the opportunity to pause and see the stars twinkle in the night sky have mesmerizing and powerful effects on the well-being of children (and adults). If you play guitar, bring it along and celebrate music and family and campfire fun. If you are really lucky, maybe you will be able to go camping this summer and combine all of these in one place.

We're the luckiest people in the world to have the gift of living in The Six. It offers us a platform to ensure we use this summer to take care of our kids, support their mental health and well-being, and explore the magic of our collective ‘backyard.’ I am grateful that I get to share that backyard with you for this memorable summer. 26 | the COLLECTION

Simon Wolle is Executive Director of Haliburton’s Camp Northland. He is a trained lawyer and emergency medical responder, a skilled coach, trainer, educator, and father of three. For more information, visit www.campnbb.com.


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TALES FROM THE TRENCHES SALUTING THREE CHARITIES DOING GREAT WORK IN CHALLENGING TIMES By John R. Fortney, President, Rotary Club of Toronto The Rotary Club of Toronto has been helping our city’s most vulnerable citizens for over 100 years. With the Covid-19 pandemic radically altering our daily lives, this work is more important now than ever…but we don’t do it alone. Through our committees and members, we have been reaching out to many charities and organizations to see how they’re doing, the effects of Covid-19 on their work, and how they are adapting to continue serving our community. The mere fact that these grassroots organizations continue to exist in the Covid-19 era is a testament to the creativity and generosity of so many Torontonians to help people living in dire situations. With the need to social distance and the virtual shut down of the city, the distribution of food and provision of shelter, medical services, transportation, education and other necessities had to be quickly reconfigured. It hasn’t been easy. While many of us have the luxury of adopting tools like Zoom conferencing, what about those with no access to computers? For those dealing with low income or mental health issues, and forced to social distance alone, how do you keep in touch? For those who have lost their employment or are at high risk of complications from illness, how do they get food? These are just some of the questions and challenges facing front-line charities. While there are so many excellent organizations rising to these challenges, below is a sample of some of the amazing work being carried out by organizations you may not be familiar with. 30 | the COLLECTION


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Since 2013, Building Roots has served downtown Toronto’s east end communities, particularly Moss Park. With a mission to create socially cohesive communities and vibrant, resilient neighbourhoods, the organization was originally founded in response to the lack of fresh food and agricultural space in Toronto. Since that time, it has evolved into a dynamic multi-faceted organization that tackles numerous social issues. Before Covid-19, Building Roots operated the Moss Park Market and an urban farm at Ashbridges Estate, in addition to a number of events and workshops. Many of their efforts were city-firsts, and they have been widely covered in television and print media. In the Covid-era, the charity’s activities have focused on three areas: ensuring food access for those most vulnerable; offering books

and other at-home resources for children; and distributing reliable information throughout Toronto Community Housing in Moss Park. Of particular note, a phone line was established for seniors and other vulnerable people to register for weekly food deliveries, which include fresh produce and ready-made meals prepared by local restaurants and bakeries. One grateful recipient of these groceries sent the following:

“It is with tears of gratitude and much heartfelt appreciation that I am sending this message to you. I received my vegetables and fruit, soup, and so much more! I am so thankful for this gift, which I will never forget. It has been a struggle for me to keep all the balls in the air. I am overwhelmed by the generosity and the kindness. I was a nurse and I know that I never asked for any thanks, but this gesture is not going unrecognized and I want to thank you and your organization ever so much.”

Founded in 1987, Anishnawbe Health has been the city’s sole provider of both Western medical services and traditional Indigenous healing services. Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people in spirit, mind, emotion and body, by providing traditional healing within a multi-disciplinary health care model. Today, the foundation serves the largest and most diverse Indigenous population in Ontario, an estimated 70,000 people. Typically, Anishnawbe Health provides nearly 60 services and programs focusing on Primary Health Care, Mental Health Programs, and Child, Youth and Family Care. These days, traditional healers and medical staff are working together to provide support via telephone and in-person visits for urgent care. The staff are rotating between working from home and the office. All efforts are made to ensure the office will be staffed safely. The community they serve is one of Toronto’s most vulnerable, and through their work, they are providing access to food for thousands. They also provide hand sanitizer to the homeless or precariously housed (approximately one third of all Indigenous adults in Toronto), and emergency housing support funds to those in danger of losing their homes. For those with a lack of access to technology, Anishnawbe Health is providing video calling and internet access to clients with mental health concerns who may be vulnerable to regression during the pandemic.

anishnawbe health foundation vice-chair cherie brant and her partner eric delivering food hampers to elderly and vulnerable clients.

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The Stop was originally established as one of Canada’s first food banks, providing low-income members of the population with nutritious food. Over time, The Stop has grown to become an essential support service for people struggling with mental health, poverty, newcomer status, or unemployment. Today, the organization works to meet the needs of low income, homeless, or marginally housed and socially isolated residents living in the communities of Davenport West and St. Clair West. Their regular programs include meal takeout and delivery, Healthy Beginnings (a pre- and post-natal nutrition support program for pregnant women in their catchment area), and, of course, the Food Bank. In “normal� times, they serve 75,000 meals across all their sites, delivering 9550 food hampers to families, serve 5000 in their Good Food Market and connect with 850 families through their Food Bank.

photos by zoe alexopoulos

With such a diverse population, The Stop has experienced a surge in demand for support since the onset of Covid-19, especially from woman and children, seniors, low wage earners and seasonal workers. The organization is now dealing with new challenges: growing demand, coupled with the need to practice distancing, while integrating new protocols. By week three, The Stop was grappling with a 30 percent increase in demand for meals and a 50 percent increase in demand for food bank supplies. Weeks four and five saw an increase of 127 new families at the food bank. By comparison, a normal month would see roughly 20 new families. During the pandemic, they are not conducting outreach to new mothers, but continue to serve those already enrolled. At the time of writing, one baby has been born into the program during the state of emergency. As the pandemic eases and life returns to some form of normalcy, problems created or exacerbated by Covid-19 will emerge. An increase in spousal abuse, job losses, and mental health issues will bring many people to these welcoming agencies. The aforementioned are just a few of the many selfless organizations stepping up to meet the challenge head-on. The creativity demonstrated in both the type of programs they deliver and the way they are executed is heroic. In fact, this pandemic has shone the spotlight on many heroes across our great country, from healthcare workers and first responders, to food store employees, truckers and charities. More importantly, they are also ensuring that the citizens that society so often forgets are kept safe, housed and fed.

These workers represent the best of us.

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President and CEO of

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Summer 2020

REAL ESTATE roundtable The experts weigh in on the future of the GTA’s housing market

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Michael Kalles

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here is no doubt that 2020 will be known as the year of Covid-19, but before the emergency measures, office closures, and distancing protocols hit the GTA, it was shaping up to be the year of real estate. By the end of February, the months of inventory for properties listed on the MLS were at their lowest levels since early 2017. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board was predicting that total sales would exceed 100,000 sales for just the third time, the new homes and condos sector was anticipating nearly 20,000 closings by year end, and any price softening tied to mortgage stress tests or foreign buyer taxes was a distant memory. Then on March 11th, the NBA postponed its season and everything changed. Within a week, Ontario had issued a Declaration of Emergency…and we all know the rest of the story. Of course, with so much uncertainty in the world, there are more pressing matters than the price of real estate or the number of homes sold, however there are still many questions that need to be answered. We’ve assembled some of the industry’s finest for a frank discussion on the current state of the market and where we see it going from here.

To watch the full, unedited discussion on the Harvey Kalles YouTube channel, click here.

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The Collection: David, how has the construction industry changed since the start of Covid-19? David Wilkes: The construction industry was able to continue to work, it was designated “essential” by the Provincial Government. But where I think there’s been a change in the industry is the relationship with the consumer. Whether that was through virtual showings of units, inspections, working with municipal partners…you’ve seen innovation to ensure that the responsibility to continue was facilitated by not looking for excuses but looking for solutions. TC: At a BILD outlook session earlier this year, the speaker projected 2020 was going to have 20,000 closings in the high-rise sector. Is that still the case? DW: Up until mid-March, sales in both high-rise and low-rise were off the charts, exceeding the 10-year average. In April, the ground fell out…in terms of the number of sales…but the pricing held, which is really important to recognize. TC: What role does the construction industry play in economic recovery? DW: Twenty percent of the country’s GDP is a result of activity in the GTA, and 50 percent of the activity as it relates to the province. So, if the GTA will be a key driver of the recovery, you have to accept construction as a key driver. We just released a paper that had 20 recommendations on how construction activity could be stimulated, investing in things like infrastructure. TC: Ben, the CMHC predicts a drop in average prices between 9 and 18 percent over the next 12 months. Understanding that these figures are Canada-wide, what does it mean for the GTA? Ben Myers: Whenever you see a forecast by a respected and unbiased organization like CMHC, it has an impact. Part of the reason people buy homes is their expectation of future growth. If they think prices are going down, they may put off those decisions. But looking at the GTA, the market is bouncing back fairly quickly. We’re seeing homes sell 38 | the COLLECTION

“Twenty percent of the country’s GDP is a result of activity in the GTA....If the GTA will be a key driver of the recovery, you have to accept construction as a key driver.” — David Wilkes, BILD

above asking, we’re seeing multiple offers. We’re seeing some supply come back but the demand seems to be there. TC: Do you anticipate any softening of prices? BM: There’s this term being thrown around called the “deferral cliff.” Lenders allowed up to six months of deferred mortgage payments, and it was a lot larger than I would have anticipated, the number of people who took advantage. But we don’t know how many people applied just because they were worried about losing their jobs, not that they had lost their job. So that’s

the big unknown. Job losses nationally seem to be concentrated heavily in rental versus ownership households. So it will be interesting to see, once we get to that deferral cliff, what happens. But, if I was a betting man, I wouldn’t bet against the GTA market. It seems to be extremely resilient. TC: We have seen a drop in rental prices. Is that temporary? BM: We had started to see some softness in the downtown, and I don’t think it was about demand, it was about affordability. When you start to get $5 per square foot rents at 500 square feet, that’s $2500 a month. You’re starting to get pushback. The purpose-built rental market was still seeing fairly large growth last year; areas like Scarborough were seeing 20 percent in some projects. People were having to seek out alternative areas to live because they just could not afford to live downtown. Potentially that’s a problem because there are a lot of projects going in downtown, and in some, as many as 90 percent of the units were bought by investors with the purpose of renting them. So, if we’re not seeing rent growth, that will impact investor purchases and cause supply to decline in the future. I do think part of the drop is related to Covid-19, and also by that shortterm rental supply that’s coming on. But that will be a one-time infusion. After that, we’ll go back to being severely undersupplied. TC: Winnie, how have declining rents impacted the investor market?


Winnie Chan: For the last few years, we’ve moved away from just smaller units and we’re moving into ‘home sized’ condos. So, it’s a tale of two cities. We’re building 2000 to 4000 square foot condos, and with today’s prices, they may not draw investors. Now, for our investors, yes, many are not happy when they see there are problems with tenants, but many understand this could be short-term. Seasoned investors act fast, come at the beginning of a launch, and understand that the period of time until delivery can be anywhere from 3 to 5 plus years. So rental income is important but it’s not as important as appreciation. It’s the old saying, the difference between inflation and appreciation is ownership. Rental income is a bonus to sustain expenses, but the main aim of the investor is appreciation. TC: How have your sales launches been affected? WC: We did launch a boutique condo in Thornhill priced from $1.2 to $6 million. The timing of the agreements of purchase and sale happened in March, right in the middle of the pandemic. Of course, at these prices, the investor portion is smaller, the end user portion is larger. We found, the larger the home, the faster they were going, even in March. We had a very low rescission rate, and the 10-day rescission period hit into the pandemic! So, about halfway through pre-launch activities, we did some signing, and we stopped advertising. From March through mid-April, everyone was stopping activities and watching. We went

from seven [sales] offices into one main area, where I can rotate staff. We [also] came up with some innovative plans to help split or ease up deposits for a month or two. But now everything is back to normal. As far as our other launches, we’re waiting to see and feel the pulse before we launch. TC: When you don’t have a crowd and the associated hype, how do you launch a condo project? WC: This pandemic has forced all of us to embrace technology. Even my mother is on Zoom. So, builders will be doing launches in a very different way. Webinars to introduce pricing and floorplans; virtual appointments; signing, fintrac-ing IDs; deposits…we can easily send a courier to a purchaser’s home. TC: Michael, how have strategies changed in resale?

sales

Michael Kalles: We have 3D virtual tours, floor plans, everything is integrated. So, when we went through the most difficult times, showings as an absolute last resort, we were able to showcase our listings digitally. We sold a cottage for north of $4 million and a house for $1.5 million in Roncesvalles…both buyers never saw the inside of the home. So digital has really taken off and many of these things are going to continue. Unfortunately, the backdrop has been incredibly difficult, what’s happening in our world, but it’s pushed us to the next level.

TC: Have you seen any evidence of price softening in the market? MK: Since March 15th, we have not had a single delay, we have not had an abatement of a single dollar, and every single property has closed on time at the price negotiated. I’ll feature one area, Forest Hill. We had a property that came out March 19th for $5.5 million and sold for $5.4 million. We had another that sold under multiple offers on Forest Hill Road, north of $6.6 million, and we firmed up on another deal at $12.6 million on Dunvegan. I’m just outlining one area but to make sure I answer the question, during the most difficult times, a number of sellers were pricing properties below market but the results were 10 offers, driving the price up. TC: Do we still have a supply problem in Toronto? DW: We had a supply problem coming into it. Until we get back to normal levels of immigration, we won’t see those extremes. I believe that the GTA is going to be one of the regions, globally, that people will want to come to, so I think we will get back to challenging times. And if we haven’t learned lessons to speed up approvals between now and then, that will be a disappointment. TC: Are you seeing any changes in buyer behaviour, whether that’s product design, or location?

“Why are [clients] making a decision when there is so much unknown in the world? They’re thinking long-term. Pandemic or not, they are buying for the future.” — Winne Chan, Tridel

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“Cottage country is going to become even more popular. People are going to want a place outside the city to escape to.” — Michael Kalles, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

WC: Since the pandemic, we have been dealing with clients that are nearly all end users, looking for larger product. Why are they making a decision when there is so much unknown in the world? They’re thinking long-term. Pandemic or not, they are buying for the future.

can effectively run a business remotely… there are big companies, Facebook, Shopify, saying a percentage of their workforce are going to work from home, and it’s going to be effective. But I still think there is always going to be a demand from younger audiences that want to be in the core.

TC: In an age of social distancing, are you seeing a trend towards the suburbs?

TC: Dave, what can we do to help first time buyers get engaged in the market?

BM: People want to live where the action is. Among the younger crowd, downtown is still where it’s at. There’s always been a desire to be in the suburbs for families, and maybe there’s been a slight uptick, but there’s just not a lot of availability. The supply of new single-family homes is dwindling to almost nothing. And, commuting in this region is only going to get worse. I don’t think we’re going to see the death of any cities.

D W: Our preoccupation is looking at how government policies affect the marketplace. There are a number of things that can be done from lengthening amortization rates for unsecured mortgages to taking a hard look at the stress tests. Some of the new proposals that CMHC has come out with, I think are wrong and have a bias against homeownership. But I really believe it comes back to supply. We need to make sure that we are building more homes for all types of buyers, first time buyers in particular.

TC: Mike, is remote working here to stay and what does that mean for the 416 vs 905? MK: I agree with Ben, the downtown core will come out of this. But, our Muskoka office has never had a better couple of months than they’ve had recently. Three to five offers on every property, at every price range. So, I think cottage country is going to become even more popular. People are going to want a place outside the city to escape to. I also think we’re finding that you 40 | the COLLECTION

TC: What’s in store for Q3 and Q4 of 2020? B M : I’m bullish by nature. I think jobs will come back, but I think it will be a slow recovery. I think our real estate market is extremely resilient and that there’s a huge amount of latent demand. There might be some short-term pain in 2020, but in 2021, you’ll see developers launching projects and investors getting back in. We’re already

seeing recovery in the resale market and resale tends to lead new homes. DW: We’re going to see some choppiness in the short-term, the next 12 to 18 months. When we get to where some of the restrictions that we’re living under aren’t in place, I am incredibly bullish on the long-term future of the market. The GTA is one of the best regions to live in the world. We’ll be fine. WC: We are already seeing a recovery from May and June. The clientele we are dealing with are smart enough to know that construction costs are not going to drop, lands costs are not going to drop, our governments are not going to change their costs. So how can there be a price correction after things normalize? When you look back, from the 70s all the way to now, the curve may have some shakiness but it’s going one way. I don’t think this pandemic is going to do anything different. MK: If you look back on the last 50 years, if you bought a house and held it for seven years, you made money, no matter when you bought. If you look at the jobs lost, 82 percent of them were in low paying jobs. I bring this up because [it illustrates why] the demand continues. Looking at May, detached homes’ sold price as a percentage of list was 99 percent, condo apartments, 99 percent, semi-detached, 103 percent. So, it tells you what’s happening in the market…the demand is there.


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sleek, con te mpo ra ry e le g a n c e a bou n d s This is a building with curb appeal from all angles, including a dominant lakeside façade that is impressive from the water, yet still understated, with dark finishes and stone accents that blend with the surrounding topography. It is cleverly set very close to the water’s edge, an opportunity afforded by the former 1960’s quaint cottage that also sat close to the shoreline, further signaturing this as one of the finest land holdings on the lake. Gentle stone pathways connect to the stunning four slip boathouse with folding glass doors and seamless boat lifts for aesthetics and safety, while entertaining in the large 2-storey on the water summer sunset entertaining “slip”. The dock and upper deck are completely IPE surfaced with glass rails and a magnificent smartly appointed guest suite above. Complete with a 3-bay, 2-storey garage with gymnasium, this is an offering suitable for today’s active Muskoka family seeking the very best of everything in one of the most highly desired areas across the Muskoka Lakes. Convenient to Toronto, golf clubs, nearby ports of call and all the action, yet serenely private and tucked just far enough away to be as secluded as you would expect an estate of this calibre to be. It is nothing short of magnificent.

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CBC RESPONDS TO ISOLATION WITH ART UNCONTAINED BY LAURA STRICKER

hile physical distancing may mean that we’ve never been further apart, our national broadcaster is working to bridge that gap. The CBC has created an innovative collection of arts and cultural programming designed to connect and inspire audiences, and to support artists during these unprecedented times. Canadians from coast to coast appear to be onside with the initiative, having eagerly answered the call to join in a virtual, singalong organized by the broadcaster earlier this spring. Participants picked the tune — Lost Together by Blue Rodeo — and submitted their YouTube videos to jam with the band’s acclaimed frontmen, Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy. The Great Canadian Singalong is part of the CBC’s Art Uncontained initiative, launched by the broadcaster earlier this April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its first week, the video, which features hundreds of Canadians, had over one million views on Facebook and was shared over 13,000 times.

“When the news (about COVID-19) hit and we all were sent home, the individual units that deal with the different arts communities at CBC all had their own response to what was going on,” explains Andrew D’Cruz, an executive producer with CBC Arts. “We were all quickly pivoting in how we produce content, the kinds of stories we tell, and we realized that there was value in bringing it all together under one umbrella and making it a one-stop shop for the various initiatives we were all doing to support the different artistic communities…Art Uncontained is a response to isolation.” The new site is an art enthusiast’s dream, comprising a range of material that includes fine art, theatre, literature, poetry, music, video and podcasts. It also incorporates resources to help artists impacted by COVID-19, while featuring original content to showcase how Canada’s creative community is handling and responding to the global pandemic.

In its first week, the video, which features hundreds of Canadians, had over one million views on Facebook and was shared over

13,000 times! the great canadian singalong. greg keelor and jim cuddy of blue rodeo | cbc arts

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Digital Originals, created in partnership with the Canada Council of the Arts, showcases projects supported by the Council’s Digital Originals fund. Artists, groups and organizations were able to apply for micro-grants of up to $5000 in order to help them adapt their work for sharing with an online audience. PlayME: The Show Must Go On from CBC Podcasts, features adaptations from Canadian playwrights whose projects were disrupted by COVID-19. The program intends to recreate the way audiences experience live theatre through what it calls “binge-able audio dramas.” Already there are dozens of podcasts on the site including Christopher Morris’ The Runner, about the Israeli organization Z.A.K.A., and Karen Hines’ Crawlspace, about home ownership. There’s also COVID Residencies, which are video interviews with artists discussing and sharing the impact isolation is having on their work, and the Pandemic Diaries, which shares personal essays from artists and writers penned during this time of isolation. D’Cruz says he’s particularly proud of how quickly his team pulled together the COVID Residencies series. “We went to a bunch of artists, some of whom we’ve covered before and some of whom we haven’t, and asked them what effect isolation was having on their practice. We contracted them and paid them as if they were videographers, and then they shot a bit of a day in the life, shot an interview of themselves, and also took photos of how they’re working,” he explains. “They talk in a really relatable way about what’s going on with them right now and how they are responding in their practice. We turned that around very quickly and found a way to reflect where people were at. It’s been shifting nicely over time. Every week the tone changes — some weeks it’s more dark, other times there’s more optimism — it really depends on the person.”

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To date, COVID Residencies features sculptors, photographers, actors, illustrators, tattoo artists and dancers, among others. New residencies are added to the site regularly. “The residencies have had a great response,” adds D’Cruz. “I think what’s propelled them is that they’re extremely relatable and that other artists can see themselves in these stories.” Of course, there are also a number of resources for music lovers. In addition to the Singalong, Inside Voices hosts a series of videos where children are taught to sing the Pan Am games theme song “Together We Are One” at home. Families can then upload their own karaoke videos using #CBCMusicclass and #CBCkids, with some uploads being selected for future broadcast. Quarantunes, featured on CBC Music and CBC Radio-One, plays the music that Canadian artists are creating during this period, and a regularly updated playlist keeps audiences aware of when their favourite musicians plan to livestream a performance. Another grant program that the CBC is supporting through Art Uncontained is Art Apart, an initiative by the National Theatre School of Canada. One hundred emerging artists received $750 grants to present a piece of art online. Works include radio dramas, performance pieces, a multimedia web series, and even a talk show where the host is inebriated while interviewing sober guests.

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Lastly, in response to museums being closed across the country, Scenes from an Exhibition is taking viewers on virtual tours inside some of Canada’s well-known galleries and museums. “[In] Scenes from an Exhibition, we partner with a bunch of galleries — typically larger institutes like the ROM [Royal Ontario Museum] and the AGO [Art Gallery of Ontario], the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, and The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland,” says D’Cruz. “We do a remote interview with one of their curators and then do a gallery tour of some of their favourite works that really speak to them right now, that they would like people to see, but they can’t because the doors are closed.” While the arts and supporting artists is always important, D’Cruz says he believes this is even more evident in the COVID-19 era. “I think the case has been clearly made that the arts are the only thing getting a lot of us through this. It may not be the fancy capital A-arts all the time…but the arts, broadly speaking: the books we’re reading, the TV shows and movies we’re watching…this is the only way most of us are getting through this. I think that this time has really shown us the value of the arts, and I don’t think we’re going to forget it anytime soon.” Over the coming months, CBC’s Art Uncontained will continue to be updated regularly with new features and resources. “Watch the space, because we are going to be launching many cool initiatives,” says D’Cruz. “There’s a lot of creativity happening right now. People are stuck at home and coming up with all kinds of amazing things, and you’re going to see that reflected throughout the summer.”

scenes from an exhibition. curator, riva symko | cbc arts

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A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER Hosting in the age of social distancing By Mike Holmes, The Cleaning Guy If I hear the word “unprecedented,” or the expression “the new normal” one more time, my abject COVID fatigue may cause me to emit a low-level scream! Truth told, we’re all chomping at the bit to resume deeply missed activities, and for many, that will be the joy of reconnecting with family and friends.

Disinfect and sanitize your main floor washroom and let your guests know that it is exclusively for their use. Sorry, but you should assign a family member to do a quick wipe-down after someone uses it so that it is disinfected for the next person (draw straws).

As exciting as this proposition is, we can’t ignore the impact that the pandemic has had on everyone’s psyche, and so when we consider entertaining again, we must realize that a) the threat is not over and b) that our guests will have different levels of comfort as they reengage. Here are some things that may be helpful as you prepare to welcome people back to your home.

Discourage guests from helping with cleanup. This is your chance to spoil them, so let them know upfront that this evening is your treat. It’s also a nice way of making sure that you’re not all in close proximity in the kitchen area.

Finally, as the host, help your guests start to dream again. Maybe avoid talking about COVID-19, and rather focus on places they want to visit or things they want to do. Laugh a lot, enjoy an adult beverage or two, and breathe in this new season of hope!

Ask your guests in advance to be transparent about how they feel being in a small gathering. This will help you “stage” your home in a way that will allow them to feel safe.

The great summer weather allows us gather in backyards which makes physical distancing that much easier. Prepare your seating in such a way that allows both intimacy and spacing.

Consider using disposable and recyclable plates and cups.

If you choose to meet inside, remember, clean is king! I know that I am biased, but the message received when you let your family and friends know that you have freshly cleaned your carpets, furniture and air ducts is a loud one.

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If we have learned anything during this time, surely it is the realization that the simple things in life are wonderful and to be savoured. We have all self-reflected and probably wondered aloud why we used to do some of the things we used to do. So now, let’s use this “Summer Like No Other” to rebuild relationships, foster new ones and make our lives more about people than about things! Mike Holmes is the founder of the Cleaning Guy, one of the GTA’s most respected cleaning companies. For more information, visit www.zebratruck.ca


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Flavours of Here and Now An introduction to Arroz con Cosas By Andrew Bowden, En Ville Catering This article is not about the history of paella, yet it does reveal the most significant aspect of Spain’s exalted and luxurious contribution to the culinary world. But before getting to the most important thing, here’s a morsel of the dish’s somewhat more humble history. Paella originated in Valencia (the region, not the city) as a simple lunchtime meal for farmers and labourers working in the fields. Spain already had rice, introduced by the Moors, and it had become a cheap staple. 54 | the COLLECTION


Hungry workers would gather local ingredients, in and around the rice fields, that were inexpensive or free and abundant. They would then toss them into a paella cooking pan along with rice, and cook it over wood that could be gathered nearby, such as pine, orange branches, and pine cones. The ingredients were always the same (and in Valencia, still are), and included rabbit, voles, snails or duck, along with butter beans. As a special treat, artichoke hearts were included when in season. The rice would absorb the smokiness of the pine cones and fragrant orangewood, infusing it with another layer of flavour. Ask a modern Valencian what goes into paella, and the answer will always be the same…unchanged for centuries. Ask any other Spaniard, and you’ll get a grocery list, including opulent ingredients like saffron and shellfish, as well as chorizo, and different types of vegetables and meats. Valencians don’t object to regional variations of the dish, they do object to it being called paella, however! In Valencia, they have a name for paella-like rice dishes: ‘arroz con cosas’…translated as ‘rice with things.’ This gets a little closer to the most important thing about paella; it’s just rice with things.

the Philippines, ‘arros a la valenciana’ or ‘paelya’ is made with locally grown glutinous rice and longanisa sausage. What remains the same every time paella is made, however, is that it’s slowly cooked in a wide, shallow pan. The whole preparation is never deeper than a little finger. This is important for a couple of reasons. Firstly, each bite gets some of the good stuff…you’re never left with a deep layer of plain rice. Secondly, and most importantly, it allows for the formation of the golden brown, crispy crunchy layer of rice to form at the bottom. Your rice isn’t burnt! This is the socarrat, the rice crust, which isn’t unique to Spain. Almost every rice eating culinary tradition has a dish that strives for the perfect rice crust in the bottom of the pot. Look at the Persian tahchin, for instance, which is perhaps the best example of rice crust in any cuisine! The concept of paella is an ideal way to highlight local, seasonal produce. Rice, as a foundation, supports a list of ingredients that tell a story of the flavours of here. Or there. Or wherever. A carefully constructed and thought

The recipe changes from region to region in Spain, using what’s produced locally and what’s available seasonally. Even the variety of rice changes. In Catalonia, they include squid ink. All over Spain, different types of seafood and fish are used, depending on what is around. Even in

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out paella, which can include meat, seafood, vegetables and a local variety of rice, can tell an almost complete story of local and seasonal flavours. The trick is not to be bound by one recipe for bomba rice, saffron, mussels, shrimp and broad beans. Learn the concept of making a paella. Go to the market, buy a box of vegetables, buy some meat, fish or seafood, and don’t be intimidated. Everyone can cook rice, right?! Really, if you can learn how to craft a basic paella, you can substitute and play with ingredients to build a locally inspired dish. Watch a video and learn a basic technique. For something really special, try cooking it the original way, over an open fire using the wood around you, the next time you’re camping or up at the cottage. If it’s springtime or early summer, use some asparagus, fiddleheads, and garlic shoots. Do you know someone who hunts? Do you hunt? Think about wild turkey, venison, and game birds. What about local mushrooms? Morels will spring up before you know it! Could it be that we’ve just stumbled across the perfect Ontario paella? Local asparagus, woodland mushrooms and little wild onions, cooked over fallen birch and maple branches? How about this: mix in 10 or 20 percent Canadian wild rice — it will add some nutty layers to the flavour, and a great texture, too! Think of all the regional flavours that you could use on the East or West Coasts. Are you adding some wine to deglaze? It goes without saying that a local variety would work best! We already know that the recipe and ingredients change depending on where you go. One thing that doesn’t change, however, is that

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it’s never paella for one. Paella pans range in size from pretty big to so-big-you’d-be lucky-to-fit-it-on-your-stove (These ones are best for the fire pit). That means, unless you plan to eat leftover paella every day for a week (okay, not the end of the world), you are making paella for a group! Maybe paella is more of a national concept to Spain, than a national dish. Look no further than the lunch culture of Spain...long, leisurely meals, shared with friends and family, all eating from the same pan, all enjoying wine, all followed by a siesta. Never mind the protesting Valencians in the back — okay, okay, it’s arroz con cosas, not paella, but the important concept here is the things. Rice with things. What are the things? The flavours of here and now, the people you’re sharing it with, the time you’re taking to make it, what you’re talking about, what you’re drinking with it, what you’re celebrating, and what you’re remembering. Maybe it’s even better to think about paella as “rice with things,” but not in the way Valencians pejoratively mean things. “Things” as in everything that goes with making and enjoying it… that’s the most important thing about paella. We encourage you to experiment with this. Watch the video, learn the technique, then forget about the ingredient list and make it your own! en Ville was founded in 1982 by Geoffrey Johnson. More than 30 years later, en Ville has become one of the premier catering companies in Toronto by consistently exceeding expectations and fulfilling the dreams of hundreds of clients. www.enville.com


Fr e s h A ir, C l e a r M i nds How nature protects and comforts during troubled times, and how we can return the favour By Hadley Archer, Nature United

Lately, I’ve been starting my day with a walk along a nature trail near my house. In the afternoon, my kids and I ride bikes around our neighbourhood. We keep track of the “red birds” (cardinals) and watch for signs of spring: songbirds returning from their winter grounds, buds emerging from tree branches, flowers poking out from bulbs in the ground. Every time that I connect with the natural world, I feel grounded and ready to take on the next challenge. These little moments are welcome distractions from everything that’s happening around us. We’ve been constantly bombarded by grim headlines in the news; we worry about the health of our loved ones, economic turmoil, and what the future might hold. These are sobering, challenging times — but nature, and all its restorative potential, offers us hope beyond measure. Look out of a window right now. No matter if you’re inside a condominium downtown or a suburban home, odds are good that there are some trees within sight. You might not have given them a second thought, but there’s solid science backing the benefits of trees for people. Forests clean our air, enhance water security, support critical biodiversity and serve as the world's oldest and most proven carbon storage technology. These biological processes happen every day without us noticing. If you’ve been able to leave your home and walk around a park, do some fishing or hiking, then you’ve likely felt the mental health benefits linked to surrounding ourselves with nature. Studies have shown how levels of cortisol — a stress hormone — go down when people spend time in the natural world.

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for generations, the people of the łutsël k’é dene first nation have depended on their traditional territory for sustenance. thaidene nëné supports a way of life. © pat kane

And beyond what’s immediately outside our window, we’re part of a much larger world. The pandemic has reminded us that what happens thousands of miles away can have a very real impact on us, but this doesn’t always have to be for the worse. We also benefit from the conservation and protection of places far away from us. One example would be Thaidene Nëné in the Northwest Territories. Last August, an historic agreement was signed between the Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation, Parks Canada, and the Government of the Northwest Territories, establishing a 6.5 million-acre protected area. The agreement set a new precedent for Indigenous-led conservation — an approach we know leads to the most lasting, impactful outcomes. This area represents an intact habitat for grizzly bears, wolves, and some of the last free-ranging barren ground caribou. The vast sub-Arctic forests found here store greenhouse gases, such as carbon from the atmosphere, which help curb rising temperatures. We’re proud to have supported the Łutsël K’é’s decades-long work to protect their traditional territory. On the other side of the globe, hundreds of miles off the eastern coast of Africa, you’ll find the Seychelles Islands, home to the world’s second-largest coral atoll. Our global affiliate worked with the government of the Seychelles to help restructure their debt in exchange for expanding their marine protected areas. While the islands themselves are tiny, the Seychelles hold exclusive economic rights to 1.37 million square kilometers of ocean — about a tenth of the size of Canada. The deal means the Seychelles have met their marine protection goals, and in doing so, will safeguard species that swim in those waters. The healthy eco-system opens pathways towards more sustainable fishing and will help support a thriving aerial view of the tropical mahe island and beautiful lagoons, seychelles photo by myroslava/istockphoto.com

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economy. This first-of-its-kind deal could be replicated elsewhere around the world. Looming over our work to help protect these stunning places is climate change. Like a pandemic-causing virus, climate change ignores national borders. It doesn’t wait for a convenient time to strike. Scientists and environmental experts have for years mapped out what we need to do to lessen the impacts of climate change: curb our greenhouse gas emissions, transition to renewable sources of energy, and protect and restore carbon-capturing environments, like forests and wetlands. Unfortunately, we’re not where we should be if we want to prevent the worst impacts. And if you think I should check my priorities talking about climate change while we’re dealing with a pandemic, I’d ask you to reconsider. Think about the health benefits of nature, as previously mentioned. If we don’t protect and grow the tree cover in our communities, we’re missing out on the clean air and water security created by healthy forests. Imagine practicing social distancing while communities evacuate from wildfires or coastal floods. Even more worryingly, climate change could increase the risk of new animal-borne diseases crossing over to infect humans. Nature once again has our backs. Scientists from our global affiliate led a study showing how greenhouse gas emissions can be costeffectively reduced and stored in forests, agricultural lands, grasslands, and wetlands to deliver more than a third of the reductions required by 2030 to prevent dangerous levels of global warming.

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Some of these natural climate solutions are well-known and have the support of businesses and world leaders, like protecting and restoring our forests and wetlands. Others, like unlocking the potential to capture carbon in soil through new “regenerative” farming techniques are beginning to gain traction. We’re proud to be leading on this science. Nature United is partnering with other research institutions on a landmark study to show how Canada’s vibrant landscapes can provide these practical, cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis. With public sacrifice, extensive resources, and the leadership of the world’s public health experts and medical researchers, we will get past this pandemic. And as we rightly turn our attention to kick-starting our economy and getting Canadians back to work, we may be tempted to fall into old, familiar, and unsustainable ways…that would be a mistake. Let’s not forget that when things were darkest, we were still able to look out our windows and see blue skies, or ride our bike under the cover of majestic oaks, birches, and maples. Let’s think about our connection to nature, how we’re all united, and how we might do things differently. Nature — from herds of caribou roaming snowy landscapes, to schools of fish on sparkling coral atolls, to cardinals perched on a suburban street tree — does so much for us. Let’s not take it for granted. Hadley Archer is the Executive Director of Nature United, a national charity working with partners to protect lands and waters, and to ensure nature is the foundation of healthy communities, economies and future opportunities. www.natureunited.ca


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c01-c02 | CENTRAL *sales representative **broker

3003-183 Wellington street west $8,000/month

*Olga Schrage

3303-80 John Street $789,900

*Diane Litchen

290 Adelaide Street West, Penthouse $5,450,000

*David Oey

Waterfront Communities The Ritz Carlton. Stunning 1,675 sf n/e exposure suite at the most sought after luxury building in Toronto. 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath, parking. Breathtaking view!

Waterfront Communities Iconic Festival Tower. Home of TIFF. One of the largest one bedroom + home office/2nd bed. 647sf + 119 sf balcony. Stunning! Upgrades! Parking. Locker.

Waterfront Communities Full floor Penthouse suite at The Bond. Heart of the Entertainment District. 3+1 beds, 4 baths, 3550+ sf interior with 1900+ sf private panoramic terrace.

16 Harbour Street, Penthouse $7,250,000

415-1 Bedford Road Price Upon Request

204-88 Davenport Road $3,000/month

*John R. Fortney

Waterfront Communities Toronto’s only condo with private indoor “Sky Pool.” 4616 sf, 3 beds, 6 parking, 1500 sf terrace. Unobstructed, panoramic views. 2 storeys.

*Loree Meneguzzi

Annex ‘1 Bedford Rd.’ — an impossibly hard to resist location. 2 bedrooms + 1 den + 2 bath. Gorgeous views & exceptional interior finishes. Move-in ready!

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director’s circle award winner* chairman’s club award winner** at harvey kalles real estate ltd., brokerage

*Ana Santos

Annex Downtown living at its finest. 1+1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom condo features 830 sf of living space, southern exposure and a private balcony. Modern kitchen.

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36 AUSTIN TERRACE CASA LOMA | $4,850,000

This highly coveted address provides an escape from the big city feel with its lush tree lined streets and rolling hills. This custom gutted and fully renovated home spans over 5,000 square feet with 4+1 bedrooms and 5+2 bathrooms. It offers lots of natural light, high ceilings and a clean open concept design that is a backdrop for whatever style of home you want it to be. This home is a gem and not to be missed. It has a wonderfully luxurious and contemporary feel that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

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c02 | CENTRAL *Stephen Bianco

1905-200 Bloor Street West $749,000

* Andre Kutyan *Robert Greenberg

1501-206 Bloor Street West $10,680,000

**Elise Kalles *Zack Fenwick

Annex 3 parking spaces, 5 beds & 5 baths house on Admiral. Recently renovated kitchen, laundry room, 2nd floor bath & new flooring on the main. Shows impeccably!

Annex Sensational corner suite at Exhibit Residences in the Heart of Yorkville. Approx. 791 sf + 223 sf balcony.

Annex Museum House. 4,276 sf (full floor). South terrace affords panoramic skyline vistas. Superb custom details. Gallery perfect for showcasing artwork.

36 Austin Terrace $4,850,000

801-619 Avenue Road $1,249,000

1603-63 St. Clair Avenue West $1,599,000

**Elise Stern

Casa Loma 4+1 beds, 5+2 baths. Stunning custom home with over 4000+ sf plus 1616 sf lower level. This brand new home is move-in ready! Too many extras to list. Call for details!

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Yonge-St Clair The prestigious Lonsdale with valet/concierge service. This 1338 sf 1 bed, 5pc en-suite, open concept beauty with north & west views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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**Caroline Bokar

Yonge-St Clair Beautiful two bedroom suite with two balconies overlooking Deer Park. Spacious, open concept living and dining rooms. Mere steps to Yonge & St. Clair.

*sales representative **broker

63 Admiral Road $10,500/month

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16 HARBOUR STREET, PENTHOUSE — $7,250,000 Toronto’s only condominium with a private indoor “sky pool.” 4616 sf over 2 storeys, 3 bedrooms, 6 parking spots, 1500 sq ft terrace, panoramic views. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO TOUR! SE downtown toronto

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2306-300 FRONT STREET WEST — $2,300/mo

LIMERICK POINT - LOT 19 MORE LOTS AVAILABLE!

Tridel luxury condo overlooking the city. Best 1 bedroom plus den floor plan in the building. Spectacular. Hotel-like amenities and concierge.

The Emmond House. 4761 sf. 10' ceilings on main, 9' on 2nd. One of 19 custom homes backing onto the Oak Ridges Moraine, built by Acorn Homes. With Tarion.

TheHappy Rotary Club of Toronto& will Holidays match to $100,000 Bestdonations Wishesupfor 2019! to its Covid-19 Relief fund.

looking outside toronto, maybe a beachfront home or mountain chalet? i have access to luxury properties around the world through harvey kalles real estate’s professional affiliations.

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c02-c03 | CENTRAL *sales representative **broker

1808-111 St Clair Avenue West $2,069,000

*Stephen Milic

33 Gardiner Road Price Upon Request

**Ira Jelinek

192 Dunvegan Road $5,500,000

*Ira Jelinek

Yonge-St Clair An enviable location in the iconic Imperial Plaza. The only 3 bedroom corner suite. Custom designed by The Developer’s President. Bungalow in the sky!

Forest Hill South Gutted to the studs, back extension and roof expansion. This Castle in Forest Hill sitting on a 50 foot wide lot can still be customized to buyer's choice.

Forest Hill South Magnificent and elegant home, located in the lushly treed Forest Hill Village, boasts fine finishes, beautiful workmanship & luxury on a 50 x 167.5 foot lot.

230 Dunvegan Road $5,595,000

24 Browside Avenue $18,000,000

7 Windley Avenue $2,499,000

*Corinne Kalles **Elise Kalles

Forest Hill South Sited on prestigious Forest Hill tree-lined street. 5 + 2 bdrms, 5 baths. Perfect combination of kitchen, breakfast area and family room. Gardens with pool.

**Elise Kalles

Forest Hill South Estate-sized lot (130' x 137.91'), 6 + 1 bdrms, 12 baths. Indoor pool with walk-out. Tennis court, landscaped gardens and loggia with fireplace.

LIMERICK POINT - LOT 5 | $2,734,900

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Humewood-Cedarvale Build your dream home on this exceptional 50 x 120 south lot on quiet tree lined street in this high demand pocket. Approved plans 5380 sf.

181 BEDFORD ROAD, TH37 | $2,149,000 SOLD

The Sullivan House. 4861 sq ft of luxury living. Contemporary design. 10' ceilings on main. Walkout basement. Steps to the Oak Ridges Moraine. Tarion warranty. Pick your finishes. Built by Acorn. Richmond Hill’s best new community. More lots available. 1196 AVENUE ROAD, UPPER

*Ronit Barzilay

Choose finishes now for February 2021 completion. Originally purchased ‘Friends & Family’ in November 2016. Best Annex/ Yorkville value at $1,100 per foot. 1,940 sf interior + 302 sf rooftop terrace, with parking and locker.

33 PARK HILL ROAD FOR LEASE

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Desirable Allenby school district. Renovated main and 2nd floor, 3 beds, Rare, oversized, 3 bedroom unit with own 1.5 baths, a/c, fabulous deck & yard, laundry & private balcony. 2-car parking. walk to subway. Basement available. $2,950/month $3,300month

Fabulous, light-filled corner unit with 2 balconies, open concept living/dining/ kitchen, 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths. $2,800/month

We are an essential service, so we are working, but we must all be vigilant. Gloves, masks, social distancing are the order of the day. Stay safe.


*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

c03-c04 | CENTRAL

585 Old Orchard Grove $1,495,000

263 Jedburgh Road $1,699,000

*Andrea Hirshberg

Yonge-Eglinton Immaculate custom home in prime Chaplin Estates offers 3500 sf above grade with stunning finishes throughout.

Bedford Park-Nortown Rare opportunity in the neighbourhood! Updated bungalow on a premium lot, south facing parcel.

Bedford Park-Nortown This stunning sun-filled home has 3 bed, 4 baths, 9 ft ceilings, skylights, hardwood floors thruout. Excellent schools. Walk to Yonge St. and Lawrence subway.

473 Glencairn Avenue $1,788,000

309 Joicey Boulevard $3,195,000

578 Deloraine Avenue $3,449,000

*Andre Kutyan *Robert Greenberg

Bedford Park-Nortown 50' x 104' lot, 4 beds & 3 baths, approximately 1,986 sf + basement.

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

Bedford Park-Nortown Stunning contemporary design in prime location in Avenue/Lawrence! From the sun-filled foyer to soaring ceilings throughout.

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

Bedford Park-Nortown Welcome to the finest that Avenue/ Lawrence has to offer. This beautiful custom build sits on a premium 45 ft of frontage with gorgeous finishes throughout.

71 COURTLEIGH RD NIAGARA REGION

1 BEDFORD RD, #415 TORONTO

292 GLENCAIRN AVE TORONTO

30 OSWALD CRES TORONTO

STUNNING LOCATION WITH WORLD CL ASS AMENITIES | $2,175,000 Breathtaking views of this oasis with 1.13 acres, heated saltwater pool. Exceptional Modern Country Estate.

COMING SOON TO THE ANNEX PRICE UPON REQUEST Irresistible location. 2 bedrooms + 1 den + 2 baths. Gorgeous views, exceptional interior finishes & layout.

EXECUTIVE LE ASE IN LYT TON PARK $6,200/MONTH Exquisite 50 x 174 lot. 4 XL bedrooms, den, living, dining, family Room, 2 kitchens with SS appliances.

EXECUTIVE LE ASE COMING SOON CALL ME FOR DETAILS Ideally Located in the Heart of Davisville Village. 3 + 1 bedroom, 4 baths. Designer kitchen featured in House and Home.

THE ESSENCE OF HOME HAS NEVER FELT MORE IMPORTANT. LET ME HELP YOU FIND YOUR HOME.

*sales representative **broker

125 Imperial Street $4,695,000

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c04-c07 | CENTRAL *sales representative **broker

585 Brookdale Avenue $3,498,000

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

298 Brooke Avenue $3,895,000

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

151 Yonge Boulevard $4,195,000

*Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar

Bedford Park-Nortown Stunning executive home in most sought after pocket of Avenue and Lawrence! Completed by Hoss Developments and showcasing exemplary finishes.

Bedford Park-Nortown Stunning custom build on one of the premier locations in Avenue Road & Lawrence! Offers the finest of executive finishes with custom millwork.

Bedford Park-Nortown This modern architectural masterpiece resembles a 5-star retreat and is tailor-made for a lifestyle of luxury. Approximately 5675 sf of total living area.

276 Strathallan Wood $4,195,000

243B Lytton Boulevard $2,395,000

292 Glencairn Avenue $6,200/month

*Andre Kutyan *Robert Greenberg

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

*Loree Meneguzzi

Bedford Park-Nortown This stunning custom designer home situated in coveted Lytton Park is loaded with luxurious features & finishes. Approximately 4200 sf + basement.

Lawrence Park South Exquisite, custom built townhome in coveted Lytton Park. Dramatic open concept layout, with soaring 2 storey ceiling height and the finest of finishes.

Lawrence Park South Executive lease in Lytton Park on exquisite 50 x 174 lot. 4 XL bedrooms/den/living/dining/ family room, 2 kitchens with ss appointments. Move-in ready!

18 Glencairn Avenue $2,958,000

182 Glengrove Avenue West $4,495,000

106 and 108 Poyntz Avenue $1,149,000

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

*Andre Kutyan *Robert Greenberg

*Ronit Barzilay

Lawrence Park South Exquisite custom built residence in coveted Lytton Park enclave. Superior quality millwork & attention to detail.

Lawrence Park South Elegant, classic red brick home in Lytton Park. Fully rebuilt, redesigned & expanded. Approx 4,600 sf + 1600 sf walk-out lower level.

Lansing-Westgate An amazing opportunity to build 1 or 2 dream homes in one of North York’s prime neighbourhoods. 2x 25x110 ft lots at Yonge and Sheppard with approved plans.

76 Festival Drive $899,000

6 Denmark Crescent $2,188,000

299 Hounslow Avenue $3,388,888

*Adeana Axler

Westminster-Branson Bright & spacious family home. Fully renovated 3 bedroom, 4 bath home with large eat-in kitchen, finished lower level with walk-out to garden. Ideal location

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**Jeffrey Joseph

Westminster-Branson A custom built 4,200 square foot above grade home with important looking street presence. Walk to TTC, schools, Ellerslie Park & community centre.

*Ian Michaels **Frank Fallico

Willowdale West Home is where one spends most of their life. Your home is an extension of you, a reflection of your individuality, dare to be different, House of Ji.


*Daniel Bloch *Liora Tal Bloch

*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland

124 Park Road $19,800,000

c09-c10 | CENTRAL

23 Douglas Drive $5,895,000

**Elise Kalles

Rosedale-Moore Park Bellagio on Bloor, generous layout 1170 sf with city views parking and locker, steps to Yorkville, TTC and easy access to DVP.

Rosedale-Moore Park Welcome to the finest of Rosedale! This home was recently stripped to the studs & completely underpinned/rebuilt including stunning finishes throughout.

Rosedale-Moore Park Historic masterpiece sited on ravine lot. Lovingly restored. 5 bdrms, 9 baths, 2 kitchens, winecellar. Coach house with apartment & office. Pool.

507-2181 Yonge Street $1,349,000

25 Taunton Road $1,650,000

50 Banff Road $2, 175,000

*Nancy Biderman

Mount Pleasant East Gorgeous 1,617 sf, 2 bdrm + den, 3 bath in Minto Quantum South. West, sun-lit open concept. 10' ceilings. Main hardwood/marble flrs. Owned parking/locker.

*Lauren Parker

Mount Pleasant East Charming detached home, situated on a rare 30 x 150 ft lot with a private drive. Renovate or build your dream home in a great family neighbourhood.

*Diane Litchen

Mount Pleasant East Fantastic 3 bed, 4 bath home. Family room, powder room, beautifully renovated chef ’s kitchen, open concept living and dining rooms. Backyard oasis!

*sales representative **broker

608-300 Bloor Street East $1,375,000

SOMETIMES IT'S NOT JUST WHAT YOU KNOW... IT'S WHO YOU KNOW. At Harvey Kalles, we have at our fingertips, the resources you need as preferred clients. New and unique online marketing tools including 3D doll house virtual tours, virtual staging, professional photography, established long term relationships with movers, mortgage specialists, home inspectors and much more.

REAL ESTATE IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE AND I AM HERE TO HELP YOU WITH ALL OF YOUR NEEDS. Listed locally. Marketed globally.

ANITA EVANS SALES REPRESENTATIVE

DIRECT: 416.918.0727 OFFICE: 416.441.2888 anita@harveykalles.com

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c10-c12 | CENTRAL

30 Oswald Crescent Price Upon Request

*David Oey

*Loree Meneguzzi

420-98 Lillian Street $879,000

*Adam Feldman

Mount Pleasant East Sensational 5+1 bed home in coveted Davisville. Rare 3 car parking, 2 car garage! Open concept main level, 3rd level suite with walkout balcony. 4 levels.

Mount Pleasant East Executive lease coming to market. Ideally located in the heart of Davisville Village. 3 + 1 bed, 4 bath. Designer kitchen featured in House and Home.

Mount Pleasant West Yonge & Eglinton gem located in Madison Building, steps from subway! 828 sf open concept layout features hardwood floors, 9' ceilings, Upgraded kitchen.

607-70 Erskine Avenue $1,250,000

3A-2 Chedington Place $3,498,000

209-1 Post Road $5,680,000

*Corinne Kalles *Jake Goodbaum

Mount Pleasant West A stunning 2-storey condo in a high demand, 32-unit boutique building. 2 bedrooms and 3 washrooms, 1384 sf, and an 137 sf terrace. Newly renovated!

**Elise Kalles *Corinne Kalles

Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills Private elevator to 3,265 sf 2 beds + family room. 4 baths. Wall-wall windows & French doors opening to 2 terraces. Spectacular ravine views.

**Elise Kalles

Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills Direct elevator to 4040 sf, 3 bdrms, 4 baths, 3-car parking. French doors from kitchen and family room to private terrace. 24/7 valet & concierge.

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192 York Mills Road $1,798,000

*David Oey

10 Bobwhite Crescent $2,638,000

**Janine Sheeres

Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills Stunning Hogg’s Hollow custom built stone residence, backs onto Rosedale Golf & County Club. Mn flr office, master retreat w/ den, home theatre.

St Andrew-Windfields Picture perfect 5 bed, 3 bath detached home in move-in condition! 50 x 125 foot lot in sought after school district. Walkout to large rear yard from kitchen.

St Andrew-Windfields West Coast modern open concept, vaulted ceilgs, large princ rms, new chef ’s eat-in kit, new spa master ens. Great party pool/private backyard, storage galore.

196 Fenn Avenue $4,350,000

95 Old Colony Road $10,800,000

35 Ames Circle $2,175,000

*Mark Aliassa

St Andrew-Windfields The ultimate in luxury. Superb interior design, extensive use of fine materials, elevator, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry & butler’s pantry. 4 beds.

69 Sufi Crescent $879,900

*Daniel Bloch *Liora Tal Bloch

*Robert Greenberg *Andre Kutyan

St Andrew-Windfields Awe-inspiring estate situated on much desired Old Colony Rd and set on a beautifully manicured 2/3-acre lot. Approx. 9,125 sf + finished walk-out basement.

8 Frivick Court $3,995,000

*Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar

*Leslie Dennis

Banbury-Don Mills Fabulous renovated family home. 3 bedroom, 4 bath, with stunning garden and pool. Eat-in kitchen & family room.

113-3181 Bayview Avenue $1,250,000

*Daniel Bloch *Liora Tal Bloch

Victoria Village Fully renovated freehold executive townhome offering designer style and all of the conveniences of a newer home with no maintenance fees, close to DVP/transit.

Newtonbrook East Absolutely magnificent contemporary custom home on a wide pie shaped lot in the heart of Bayview & Steeles. Limestone front. elevation. Approx 4880 sf + bsmt.

Bayview Woods-Steeles Grand corner unit a rare occurrence in a condo - penthouse style living set 1 floor above garden level, 2 parking + lrg locker 2154 sf +156 sf balcony.

2 Bell Royal Court $1,798,000

26 Ashley Park Road $2,998,000

50 Edenbrook Hill $4,888,000

*Ana Santos

Edenbridge-Humber Valley Beautifully renovated home. Exceptional space for growing family. 4+1 beds, 5 baths, 2-car garage. The large 70 x 149 ft lot has fully fenced backyard.

*Ana Santos

Edenbridge-Humber Valley Fully-renovated w/ generously appointed bedrooms, stunning chef ’s kit. Luxury amenities incl pool, gazebo and garage w/ workshop, lift, and bar.

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**Janine Sheeres *Ira Jelinek

*sales representative **broker

15 Knightswood Road $ 6,700,000

*Ana Santos

Edenbridge-Humber Valley A majestic, 5 bed, 6 bathroom home on a quiet, cul-de-sac backing onto the 11th fairway of the prestigious St. George’s Golf & Country Club.

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| west *sales representative **broker

43 North Drive $8,288,000

*Ana Santos

13 Grafton Avenue $1,480,000

*David Oey

44-A Morningside Avenue $2,380,000

*David Oey

Edenbridge-Humber Valley Striking entryway, a spacious entertainer’s kitchen, 4 beds with ensuites, theatre room, elevator, walk-in fridge, wine cellar...this home has it all!

High Park-Swansea Newly renovated home with family sized large kitchen & sunroom to walkout deck and pantry, granite countertops, heated tiled floors, enclosed front porch.

High Park-Swansea Newly built 4 bedroom 5 bathroom home overlooking Rennie Park in prime Swansea! Contemporary design finishes with oversized 1.5 car garage. Great views.

3510-36 Park Lawn Road $2,900/month

1520 Jalna Avenue $1,300,000

1530 Jalna Avenue $1,450,000

*David Oey

Mimico South lake view condo! 2 bedroom 2 full baths, stainless steel appliances, spacious open concept split bedroom wide plan. 10' ceiling. Parking & locker.

*Chaim Talpalar

Mississauga Opportunity to build & design your dream home in the heart of Lorne Park prestigious White Oaks of Jalna. Treed lot. R2-5 zoning. COA approved severance.

*Chaim Talpalar

Mississauga Opportunity to build & design your dream home in the heart of Lorne Park prestigious White Oaks of Jalna. Treed lot. R2-5 zoning. COA approved severance.

MAKE A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION I am passionate about real estate and would welcome the opportunity to work with you! I provide the highest level of service and expertise. Always professional, you can count on value beyond your expectations.

Please call me today for a confidential conversation. DIRECT: 416.970.5121 OFFICE: 416.441.2888 x531 DIALDACALCE@HARVEYKALLES.COM WWW.DIALDACALCE.COM

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| west / north *David Oey

2210 Shardawn Mews $3,580,000

*David Oey

17 Tettenhall Road $2,149,000

*Jacqueline Nimer

Mississauga A distinguished, comfortable and elegant home with reclaimed red clay brick curb appeal with board and batten ‘Cape Cod’ Hampshire architectural style.

Mississauga Contemporary home on 1/2 acre pie shaped lot overlooking Credit River and Mississauga Golf & Country Club. 4700+ sf. 4 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces, pool.

Princess-Rosethorn Fully updated, 4+2 bed, 4 bath bungalow with curb appeal. Perfect for families & entertaining! Bright, sunny, spacious. Pool, 2 fireplaces, and much more.

24 Blair Athol Crescent $2,575,000

712-25 Four Winds Drive $439,000

205 - 1 Cordoba Drive $2,500,000

*Ana Santos

Thornhill Boutique building, luxurious, one of a kind suite 4122 sf + 466 sf south facing terrace with w/o from kitchen, 5 bdrm, family rm, granite, marble, hardwood, bright rooms.

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Princess-Rosethorn Fully renovated 3+2 bed, 3 bath bungalow. Modern design, premium finishes, Miele appliances, fully fenced private backyard with in-ground pool. Must see!

*Adam Feldman

*sales representative **broker

62 Onaway Road $3,180,000

44 GATEHEAD ROAD | $1,788,888 This Multi-Million Dollar Location Is Nestled Steps From Alamosa Park. The Home Is The Perfect Location For Anyone Planning To Plant Their Roots In Willowdale. Earl Haig Secondary School Catchment. Sun-filled, Back-Split, Family Room Walk-Out to Patio/Yard.

261 OAKWOOD AVE | $1,075,000 Elegant Family Living. Tastefully Updated To Make Life Simple For Today’s Busy Family. 3 Bed, 2 Bath PLUS 2 Bed, 1 Bath Basement Suite.

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| north 42 Riverside Boulevard $6,880,000

*Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar

*sales representative **broker

Thornhill A luxury contemporary estate with breathtaking ravine views & privacy. Approximately 9000 sf of total living space filled with a higher degree of excellence.

Limerick Point - Lot 5 $2,734,900

**Howard Biderman

Richmond Hill The Sullivan House. 4861 sf. 10' ceilings on main, 9' on 2nd. Tarion Home Warranty. 3 beds, partly finished basement, walkout with deck. Other lots and models available.

210-9560 Markham Road $498,900

*Daniele Cellucci *Joshua MacFayden

Markham Open concept contemporary living at its finest. This 658 sf unit, lived in for under 1 year, features a brilliantly designed functional floor plan.

Limerick Point - Lot 10 $2,464,900

**Michelle Schipper

Richmond Hill The Moore House. Located on a quiet cul-desac, blending with nature & The Oak Ridges Moraine. High end finishes, premium appliances, 4524 sf. Built by Acorn.

22 Torah Gate $1,175,000

*Mark Aliassa *Aidin Jodatjo

Richmond Hill 2-stories in prestigious Upper Thornhill Woods Estates. Superb interior design with extensive use of the finest materials, custom kitchen. Finished basement.

Limerick Point - Lot 13 $2,604,900

*John R. Fortney

Richmond Hill The Robie House. Best lot in Limerick Point. Backs onto majestic Oak Ridges Moraine. 4640 sq ft, 10’ ceilings on main, pick your finishes. Full Tarion Warranty. Built by Acorn.

P A R A D I S E I S O N LY 1 H O U R A W A Y SUNFLOWER FARM 165 Concession 5 Road in Sunderland

SEEKING PEACE & TRANQUILITY A dream for anyone looking for an escape during these times. 160 acres of rolling countryside, a serene organic hobby farm, features a fully restored and extended year-round Victorian farmhouse with elevator, 5000 sf organic produce garden, horse barn, log cabin, root cellar, spring fed pond and waterfall.

OFFERED AT $2,999,999 | 165Concession5Rd.com HANNAH MATH SLAN, ma sales representative

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11 Balderson Road $1,898,800

*Adea Sasso *David Oey

165 Concession Road 5 $2,999,999

*Hannah Math Slan

Woodbridge Stunning 1900 sf 3 bdrm, 3 bath penthouse + 1200 sf exclusive one-of-a-kind rooftop terrace with hot tub, dining & lounge area. An entertainer’s dream!

Kleinburg Distinguished custom residence with over 5000+ sf of finished space 4+1 bedroom 5 bath home, $400K in upgrades. Exceptional, detailed craftsmanship.

Sunderland SUNFLOWER FARM, 160 acres serene hobby farm, extended and restored Victorian farmhouse, organic produce garden, horse barn, log cabin, pond, 1 hr from Toronto.

71 Courtleigh Road $2,175,000

7195 Roger Crescent $597,000

0 Toronto Street South $1,200,000

*Loree Meneguzzi

*Paul Azzarello

Niagara Region Breathtaking views of this oasis with 1.13 acres of lush gardens & trees with heated salt water pool. Exceptional fully renovated modern country estate.

Niagara Falls 4 bedroom bungalow. Move-in ready. Walk to Fallsview Casino , the new Niagara Falls Entertainment Complex, and the Thundering Waters Golf Course.

2184 Shore Lane $1,599,000

588 Big Bay Point Road $3,900,000

*Yve Brockman

*Stephanie Adams

Wasaga Beach Custom built Wasaga waterfront home, private, exclusive, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5 fireplaces, double garage, on prestigious quiet cul-de-sac. Minutes to Collingwood!

Innisfil Stunning sunsets! Brand new custom built waterfront home, 4 acre private lot! 140' x 1000', screened in porch w/ fireplace, 2-storey great room w/fireplace, custom built kitchen.

36 Tiny Beaches Road North $939,000

1748 Tiny Beaches Road South $2,195,000

*Chaim Talpalar **Chelsey Penrice

Georgian Bay Two 3 bdrm, bungalow-style cottages on Georgian Bay. Private, spacious & beautifully decorated. Great for family & friends or rent out. 1.5hrs from Toronto

*Stephanie Adams

Georgian Bay Stunning unobstructed panoramic views of Georgian Bay and the Escarpment. Custom built, hardwood throughout, landscaped w/ patios and fire pit. A must see!

*Stephen Milic

Uxbridge Attention developers! Fantastic development potential surrounded by newer condo townhouse developments. Flat tableland. 1km to historic downtown Uxbridge.

Lot 163 Manitou Crescent $675,000

| north / cottage country

*Gloria DeFrancesco *Ana Santos

*sales representative **broker

705-112 Woodbridge Avenue $1,690,000

*Adeana Axler

Georgian Bay Georgian Bay/Sawlog Bay. Build the home or cottage of your dreams on this exceptionally located lot on the shores of Georgian Bay. Spectacular 98 ft frontage.

2 Black Forest Lane $3,890,000

*Stephanie Adams

Oro-Medonte Stunning 7.1-acre estate. Premium pie-shaped lot, gradually slopes to lake. 211' waterfront includes large L-shaped concrete pier, good depths for boats.

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| cottage country *sales representative **broker

15 Pemberton Lane $7,999,000

*Stephanie Adams **Elise Kalles

Gravenhurst Wharf $429,000

*Richard Scully

358 Big Island $649,000

**John Aben **Mark Aben

Oro-Medonte Artistic triumph sited on 250' exclusive waterfront North Shore Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe. Every room has been designed to optimize the vistas of the lake.

Muskoka 2 bedroom 2 bath penthouse suite overlooking Lake Muskoka. Walk to shopping & restaurants and minutes from the Muskoka Bay Club. Covered parking & locker.

Muskoka Bring your cottage dreams to life at this Scandinavian full-scribe log cottage. Nestled within 1.7 acres on Big Island and featuring 215’ on Lake Vernon.

7 Cardwell Road $759,000

1041-2 Kells Bay Road $1,149,000

1694 Peninsula Point Road $1,200,000

**Chelsey Penrice

**John Aben **Mark Aben

**John Aben **Mark Aben

Muskoka A 5 bed, 6 bath Rosseau retreat currently operating as a B&B in downtown Rosseau. Desirable location close to all Rosseau has to offer.

Muskoka Timeless timber frame cottage on Rebecca Lake. Private, level lot, open concept floor plan and fully furnished for incredible income potential.

Muskoka Spend your summers on scenic Sparrow Lake. Featuring 2300 sf, sunset views and access to endless miles of boating via the Trent Severn Waterway.

1 Lake Drive $1,449,000

1515 South Portage Road $1,459,000

Lake Joseph Condo $1,495,000

**John Aben **Mark Aben

**John Aben **Mark Aben

*Richard Scully

Muskoka Completely updated home or cottage on Fairy Lake. Recently completed in-law suite, full municipal services and walking distance to downtown Huntsville.

Muskoka Completely updated 2600 sf home or cottage on sought after Lake of Bays. Open concept design, 4 beds, 3 baths plus 3-bay detached garage with living space.

Muskoka Luxury living in a fully renovated end unit overlooking the golf course. 3 bedrooms, fabulous lanai, fireplace. Mostly furnished & ready to move in.

34b Ashfield Road $2,849,000

1090 Arundel Lodge Road $3,495,000

Lake Muskoka $4,999,000

**Chelsey Penrice

Muskoka Wonderful 4 bedroom cottage on 18 acres. Spectacular unobstructed views. Natural sand beach and boathouse with accommodations at the water.

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**Chelsey Penrice *Richard Scully

Muskoka Newly constructed 4 bedroom cottage on Lake Muskoka. Superior craftsmanship in a premium location. All day sun with southwest exposure and long lake views.

*Richard Scully

Muskoka 6 bedroom 5,587 sf cottage with incredible curb appeal. Oversized double slip boathouse with 2 bedroom suite above. Impeccably well maintained.


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WATC H ST E P HANIE O N H GTV ’s “ H OT M A R K ET” 15 PEMBERTON LANE, KEMPENFELT BAY | $7,999,000

588 BIG BAY POINT ROAD, INNISFIL | $3,999,000

2 BLACK FOREST LANE, ORO-MEDONTE | $3,890,000

1748 TINY BEACHES ROAD SOUTH, GEORGIAN BAY | $2,195,000

1899 RIDGE ROAD, SHANTY BAY

24 WINDFIELD DRIVE WEST, ORO-MEDONTE

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Lake Joseph $5,750,000

*Richard Scully

8 Glenavy Lane $6,250,000

**Chelsey Penrice

Lake Muskoka $6,259,000

*Richard Scully

Muskoka Beautiful 5 bedroom cottage with 400' frontage & 28 acres. Boathouse with gorgeous upper suite. Superb craftsmanship, sun all day & majestic views.

Muskoka Luxurious 6 bedroom custom log home on Lake Rosseau. Commanding, wide open vistas across the lake with matching 2 bedroom boathouse with accommodations.

Muskoka 4 bedroom, 6 bath cottage with impressive views, lots of glass, 2 fireplaces, finished lower level. 2 slip boathouse (optional 3rd) w entertainment area.

Lake Joseph $23,795,000

Ocean front condo $550,000 USD

4 Centre Street South $1,095,000

*Richard Scully

Muskoka A must see! 7500 sf of luxury living, features too numerous to list, garage, boathouse, sports court. Set on 470' shoreline and 6 acres of seclusion.

*Michelle Kahn

Costa Rica Stunning, renovated 2 bed, 2 bath condo. Open concept living, dining and kitchen area opens to expansive ocean view veranda. Artwork and designer furniture included.

*Alex Hayward

Huntsville Prime development site with 3 street frontages Main, Centre & Minerva Sts. 28,000+/- sf land. Commercial or residential zoning. Don’t miss this opportunity to build.

705.205.2726 Chelsey@MuskokaLuxuryProperties.ca www.MuskokaLuxuryProperties.ca

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22 & 23-2795 Eglinton Avenue East Price Upon Request *Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar

62 Railside Road $14/square foot

Toronto Renovated commercial retail stores (Each 75+ sf with finished basements & 2 washrooms).

Toronto Your Covid-19 Solution: New generation office/ showroom/hi-tech, 5,000 to 52,000 sf, 26 separate air handling zones, a/c, shipping, 200+ parking.

Toronto A Covid-19 office/retail solution with direct entry, 1,859 sf, glass boardroom, 3 offices, kitchenette, 2 parking spaces included. TTC at the door.

B-25 Lesmill Road $22/square foot

1184 Caslefield Avenue $25/square foot

*Ronit Barzilay

2078 Avenue Road, 2nd Floor $25/square foot *Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar

Toronto A Covid-19 office/retail solution with street entry fronting Lesmill Rd. in high traffic York Mills/Leslie St. quarter, 772 sf, parking included.

Toronto Hip cool space renovated 5 years ago. Renovated 15,000 sft wide brick and beam beauty located on main street of Castlefield design district.

Toronto New Construction! Professional offices, on a corner building south of the Highway 401, great layout, with 4 good sized offices and a large conference room.

332 Yonge Street $85/square foot

6 Denison Square $17,500/month

2267 Dundas Street West $1,980,000

**Sonia Kaplan

*Philip Pick

**Sonia Kaplan

*Philip Pick

9A-25 Lesmill Road $18/square foot

**Sonia Kaplan

*David Oey

Toronto Yonge/Dundas, Centre Ice for retail in Canada. Entire building available. Main floor and 2nd floor 5050 sf each. Outstanding frontage at lighted intersection.

Toronto At Augusta and Denison, 60 feet of frontage, overlooking Bellevue Park . Fabulous high main floor ceilings and full basement with unusually high ceilings.

Toronto 3-storey commercial residential mixed use building with 350 sf of retail exposure in prime Roncesvalles. Turnkey income property (Potential) 5.5% CAP rate.

1701 Avenue Road $3,399,000

5544 Mcleod Road $14,888,000

165 Wellington Street West $15/square foot

*Philip Pick

Toronto Retail showroom on 2 floors (ground & finished lower), 2nd floor health club at lighted intersection. Ideal owner user situation. Close to high end residences.

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*Paul Azzarello

Niagara Falls Attn developers: Niagara Falls redevelopment site near corner of Stanley & Mcleod. Concept architecture by Zeidler. Official permits, wide range of uses.

*Philip Pick

Barrie Outstanding former licensed buffet restaurant. Fully equipped, ready to operate. Plaza anchored by No Frills, Shoppers, Value Village. Strategic location.


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The Residences of Croft & Hill willowdale churchill avenue/beecroft road, toronto — from $750/sf

Exclusive VIP Access to Croft & Hill offers the option for either 3 or 4 bedroom freehold townhomes with impeccably designed and finished levels. Inspired by the classic lines of Art Deco, your home marries timeless, sophisticated accents in a modern, urban dwelling. Nestled just steps away from the urban conveniences of shopping, dining, and entertainment in the much sought-after neighbourhood of Willowdale.

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A Hidden Gem on a quiet, traffic-free street 6 denmark crescent, toronto — $1,980,000

Bathurst/Ellerslie 4,200 sq ft home in a unique and inviting private enclave just at the edge of Willowdale! Beautiful marble floors on the main level and expansive living areas throughout. Has a separate outside ground level entry to a 5th bedroom, ideal for a live-in nanny or in-law. Within walking distance to schools, places of worship, two community centres and Ellerslie Park.

jeffrey joseph, broker irene joseph, sales representative 416.782.7000 | jeffreyjoseph.realtor@gmail.com www.jeffreyjoseph.com

Fabulous Davisville Village maurice cody school district 50 banff road, toronto — $2,175,000

Fantastic 3 bed, 4 bath home. Family room, powder room, beautifully renovated chef’s kitchen with top of line appliances and Caesarstone counters. Open concept living and dining rooms. Huge master with gorgeous new ensuite. Finished rec room with brand new carpet. Private drive. Wait till you see the backyard!

diane litchen, sales representative

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History & Charm-Filled Home casa loma 153 lyndhurst avenue, toronto — $4,490,000

In the winter of 1920, Ernest Hemingway rented space in the original mansion. Mansion was subdivided into 3 townhouses in the 1980s. Ornate crown mouldings, decorative wall detailing & marble fireplaces have maintained original integrity. Walkouts from gallery, living and sunroom to expansive terrace, exquisitely landscaped gardens and pathway leading through an arbour into the ravine. Enviable location.

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