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CONTENTS arts & culture
the magic returns Kudelka's Russian Nutcracker
happy birthday The Science Centre turns 50
breaking ground Soulpepper unveils its 2020 season
Six in the six Forever young
winter wonderland The Aurora Winter Festival
design & decor
winter retreat Elevating the experiential
in perfect balance Hand-knotted rugs from Belgium
getting started Redesigning your kitchen
food & drink
the main event Holiday entertaining
Hellooo! In conversation with Jack Armstrong
legal matters Playing by the rules
forest hill private residences A place to call home
kalles cares Giving back to our community
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PRESIDENT'S LETTER Welcome to the holiday edition of The Collection. We hope that you’re getting into the spirit of the season, and preparing to spend some quality time with friends, family and loved ones. Certainly, we’ve gotten off to a snowy start to the winter, but we hope the weather isn’t keeping you from experiencing all the best that Toronto has to offer.
a city of neighbourhoods, so housing trends vary from one community to the next. Be sure to work with a sales professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of your desired neighbourhood, since municipal-level trends don’t tell the whole story.
It was quite a year for the GTA’s real estate market. Although December stats are not yet released, the industry has already surpassed its 2018 sales total. With 83,643 total sales reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board through November, sales are up over 13% from the same time last year. Some of the big trends that we’re following are the tightening supply of active listings, which are down 27% from a year ago; rising prices in the condo sector, which were showing annual inflation of approximately 9.5% in November; and increased demand for ground level housing options, as the price gap between condos and low-rise continues to narrow.
As for the magazine, we’ve got a great issue with a fun mix of guests. On the heels of the most incredible NBA season in Canadian basketball history, we’re joined by TSN Basketball Insider, Jack Armstrong. ‘The Coach’ is here to give his hot takes on the new look Raptors, and to break down some of the issues facing the NBA today. Celebrity baker and Food Network personality, Anna Olson, is here with some useful tips to help you host your holiday meal or cookie exchange. And for design enthusiasts, Kelly Buffey of Akb Architects brings terrific insight to designing the perfect ski chalet. Plus, if you’ve got kids to entertain over the break, we’ve got plenty of fun ideas for the whole family including The Nutcracker, Ontario Place and the Science Centre.
With a dramatic drop in housing supply and increasing buyer demand, it is very much a seller’s market. As we enter 2020, we expect prices to rise in the first quarter of the new year. Of course, Toronto is very much
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By Kelly Buffey, Akb Architects the quiet tranquility of a white winter landscape presents an opportunity to design buildings that will provide a comforting place of refuge during the cold dormancy of the winter season. The visual silence of a fresh blanket of snow offers a moment of pause, reflection and inspiration. It is this stillness, characteristic of our Canadian winters, which serves as the creative inspiration for our firm’s approach to the design of ski chalets.
FROM AN ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE,
When we begin to conceptualize a new building, we focus on the experiential qualities…how the building makes you feel. While each project evolves from its unique conditions and processes, there are a few key architectural elements that we use to heighten the experience while anticipating the environmental impact. These include a thoughtful approach to natural light, views, materiality and sustainability, each of which respond to their respective contexts and program.
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When designing a ski chalet, this has specific implications. Given the shortened daylight hours of the winter season, maximizing the number of large windows allows for a brighter, more uplifting experience of the interior. Capturing strategic views of the exterior requires a focused response to the thinner vegetation and open vistas typical of the colder months. Selecting a durable material palette that will withstand the harsh weather conditions not only affects the building’s winter performance, but also informs its visual presence. Also, integrating sustainable strategies that respond to the site and seasonal implications is particularly significant when designing a ski chalet, given the need to reduce energy consumption during colder weather. To illustrate how these principles may be applied, here are three distinct winter homes designed by our firm, Akb Architects, each of which elevate the experiential qualities of lightness and warmth.
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Comprised of 3,000 square feet over two storeys, this chalet is in a private ski club, tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment. It was designed as a winter weekend retreat that would also be used for year-round enjoyment. The site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous trees, which offer welcome shade and privacy in the summer, and allow for open views of the distant ski hills in the winter. The inversion of a typical chalet program results in the public spaces occupying the top floor. This facilitates a shared appreciation of long vistas to the surrounding ski hills during the colder months, with the more intimate spaces and reduced window openings housed on the ground floor below. Entry to the chalet is neatly concealed on the front elevation through a screened and covered passage, articulated with vertically oriented wood slats painted white. This transitional space offers privacy and protection from the elements, while referencing the winter white program. In the interior, the spare qualities of the exterior are reflected through an understated but refined material palette. Walls and sloped ceiling planes form a sculptural composition in matte white that amplifies winter light and the purity of the snow outside, enhancing the expression of light and shadow throughout the course of the day. With sustainability at the forefront of the design process, the requirement of material durability and longevity was paramount: low-maintenance prefinished Canadian pine siding and a high-performance metal roof were specified for the building exterior. To further reduce the ecological footprint, energy consumption was decreased through a high-performance glazing system, hydronic radiant in-floor heating, additional insulation, and a wood-burning fireplace. Natural lighting and ventilation are optimized through the provision of several large, operable windows. Located on an open corner lot at the base of a private ski club development in the Georgian Bay Area, Maison Glissade is a 2,400 square foot chalet with a recreational basement below. It was designed as a year-round weekend retreat with primary use during the ski season. This commission involved the design of a two-storey chalet that would encourage family togetherness and enable new experiences that evolve over time and with seasonal changes. An efficiently planned ground floor consisting of private bedrooms and a large mudroom encourages the users to congregate upstairs in an open concept, light-filled, family hub comprising the communal spaces. Under a gabled roof, the upper floor is defined by a white-painted, peaked ceiling and fully glazed window openings at either end to maximize natural light throughout the year. These windows strategically frame an unobstructed and expansive view of the adjacent ski hill towards the south and a treed valley to the north, with reduced openings to neighbouring properties on the east and west. The exterior palette consists of two primary materials: Western red cedar boards used to clad the walls and roof (left to weather gray, they eschew the maintenance required of wood staining or painting); and robust, maintenance-free, custom charcoal gray aluminum panels selected for the guard on the rear balcony. WINTER 2020 | 9
Sustainable strategies include: minimizing site disturbance by building on the footprint of the original chalet; using eco-friendly interior materials free of adhesives and laminates; employing a renewable resource for the majority of the exterior cladding; optimizing natural light; providing a deep overhang on the generous south-facing opening to mitigate heat gain; and the use of large sliding doors and windows to transform the second floor into a breezeway, maximizing natural ventilation. Set against the rugged terrain of the Blue Mountain Escarpment, Alpine Chalet was designed as a winter weekend getaway. Firmly rooted at the base of the wooded ski hills, the owners enjoy direct access to the slopes of a private ski club from the eastern edge of their property. With 4,650 square feet of living space on the ground and second floors, this chalet combines the practical utility required of contemporary life with the recreational program of a chalet. A double height kitchen, dining and living room are oriented toward the ski hill, allowing for an abundance of natural daylight through framed windows on both the lower and upper portions of the walls. Views of both the base of the hill as well as extended vistas of the top of the slopes are captured from the ground floor. A second storey mezzanine, with cathedral ceiling, overlooks the social space below, with private bedrooms nestled behind. Clad in western red cedar on the exterior walls, a limestone base around the perimeter, and a copper standing seam-roof, the materials were selected for their quality, longevity and ability to benefit from the natural weathering process. The conscious selection of durable materials extends the life of the building, while also reducing the need for replacement or waste. Additional sustainable initiatives include: a large three-sided woodburning fireplace which provides supplemental warmth; hydronic radiant in-floor heating on the lower level; the optimization of natural light and ventilation through the use of large, operable windows with a double height volume, allowing for passive cooling; and the implementation of high-performance windows to reduce heat loss during the colder months. Kelly Buffey (M Arch, B AA (ID), B A, OAA, FRAIC), Co-Founder and Principal at Toronto-based Akb Architects. akb.ca
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Kudelka’s Russian Nutcracker at the National Ballet of Canada By Louise Nunn
It's the moment the entire performance has been building toward. As the orchestra softly plays a run of angelic notes, The Sugar Plum Fairy and The Nutcracker begin their spellbinding dance. Moving together in perfect harmony, The Sugar Plum Fairy floats through an elegant promenade with her prince by her side, supporting her with strength and precision. Their footfalls are light, as if dancing on air. As the music reaches its stunning climax, The Nutcracker makes his princess fly, with lifts that match the strength and artistry of the orchestra’s final few bars. In a ballet filled with fun and laughs, here is a moment of captivating calm, where dancers and audience alike are carried along together, mesmerized by the majesty of the moment. “It’s one of my favourite parts of the ballet,” says Harrison James, who plays the role of The Nutcracker and is a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada.
On December 12th, the National Ballet of Canada began another Christmas season with its 25th mounting of The Nutcracker, slated to run through January 4th, 2020. Toronto’s version of the beloved ballet was created by the renowned choreographer James Kudelka, and premiered on December 21st, 1995, almost a century after Marius Petipa’s Nutcracker Ballet. Petipa based the original Nutcracker Ballet off Alexandre Dumas’ reimagining of the German fairy tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The original was introduced during the Christmas season in Russia in 1892 and featured music by Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky — the famed composer who also wrote the classic scores for Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Petipa introduced audiences to Clara and her brother Fritz, who receive a magical nutcracker doll from their mysterious godfather at their parents’ Christmas party. As the story goes, mice come out to fight the Nutcracker at midnight, with the Nutcracker eventually defeating the Mouse 14 | the COLLECTION
King and his army. Clara and the Nutcracker then journey through the enchanting Land of Sweets in search of the Sugar Plum Fairy. On their way, they encounter a variety of dancers as entertainment. Although the general premise and iconic music endures, every company has its own variation in their repertoire. George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet stage theirs with children cast in the roles of Clara and Fritz – a tradition that Balanchine’s version was the first to begin in the 1950s. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet makes their version unique by setting the scene in 1913 Canada, complete with a hockey game and thrilling Parliament Hill battle scene. The Chicago Ballet and choreographer Robert Joffrey open with Marie and her mother at the 1893 World Fair in Chicago. Toronto’s version encompasses all the traditional beauty and magic from the 1892 original but adds two squabbling siblings and Russia as the setting. James Kudelka chose the Nutcracker’s original birthplace
tina pereira and harrison james with students of canada's national ballet school in the nutcracker | photo by karolina kuras.
and time period – the nineteenth century – to bring authenticity and drama to the holiday classic. Chock-full of choreography and finesse, Peter/the Nutcracker dances in this production more than in any other rendition. The curtain opens on Peter, the stable boy, sweeping the barn in preparation for a Christmas Eve party. Siblings Marie and Misha — alternates for Clara and Fritz — begin the ballet in an argument and only continue to squabble after Marie is gifted the Nutcracker by their eccentric Uncle Nikolai. When the pair eventually tire themselves out and the Nutcracker comes to life — bearing a striking resemblance to their friend Peter — it is the Tsar of the Mice who leads his mouse-army against the Nutcracker/Peter, Marie and Misha. In Act Two, Marie and Misha journey with the Nutcracker/Peter to the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. They are treated to a grand banquet, which becomes the setting for the famed group dances — divertissements — of the second act. The finishing flair is captured in the memorable entrance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, who lives in a giant Fabergé egg.
Harrison James, who has performed as a servant, a dancer in Waltz of the Flowers, a snowflake, and as the title character of the Nutcracker/Peter, explains that Toronto’s version features an important moral: over the course of the ballet, Marie and Misha go from constant arguing to learning to work together. “That’s a great message for kids with siblings. I had three, so I get it,” he says. Since its 1995 premiere, Kudelka’s version has been performed 517 times to over 1.1 million people. It is a keystone in the National Ballet’s season, and regularly welcomes a wider audience than the National Ballet’s other classics or new pieces. Harrison has been principal dancer at the National Ballet since 2015, and he agrees that the Nutcracker has a unique role among the Giselles and Sleeping Beautys of the ballet world: “[The Nutcracker] is so positive and I think it’s a great introduction to ballet. WINTER 2020 | 15
For some it will be the first they ever see, and that will get them on the bandwagon and back again.” The Toronto production's appeal may have something to do with the fact that the age of young attendees is reflected in the Nutcracker’s cast. In each performance, 98 children from the National Ballet School play various roles. These children get the invaluable experience of performing alongside the company and participating in a musical classic that many of them will have grown up with. But perhaps above all else, the Nutcracker music is often the first siren that captivates and draws non-ballet enthusiasts to the theatre. Hardly any Nutcracker show dares to flirt with Tchaikovsky’s score, which has become a Christmas soundtrack. The National Ballet’s own orchestra brings the tracks to life for every performance. Harrison says he loves getting to connect with the younger dancers each year. As he reflects on a previous 16 | the COLLECTION
Nutcracker season in anticipation for this year’s, he shares one of his most memorable moments. After one of the Nutcracker’s more arduous segments, he remembers exiting the stage and walking into the wings to recover, when he was stopped by one of the kids. The boy was dressed as a chef — one of the roles in the act two group dances. “He looks up at me quite seriously and says, ‘Good job. Well done.’ I think it’s such a big thing for them to be involved in this production. And to be complimented by someone like that…it’s a special moment.” This holiday season, in keeping with tradition, look for surprise appearances from local celebrities who come to join in the magic by posing as The Nutcracker’s comical Cannon Dolls. The 25th mounting of The Nutcracker runs until January 4, 2020 at the National Ballet of Canada. For more information visit national.ballet.ca.
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The Collection: What makes a great rug? Peter Hens: For me, a great rug is something that people want. But, when developing them, you have to bear in mind what rooms look like, you have to have experience with furniture, and you have to [blend] the expectations of the customers with design, flexibility, and quality of material. The rugs we create are inspirational but always based on being applied to future interiors. We don’t just create a piece of art which is beautiful in itself…it has to be something which can bring balance. TC: How important is a rug to a room’s décor? PH: It makes the connection between individual elements so that they’re linked, and gives the full interior an upgrade. But that’s a challenge. Making connections between a hardwood table and natural stone, or between modern style and antique. It’s like ying and yang. Making connections on a higher level. TC: You manufacture in the Himalayas. Do the mountains inspire your designs?
PH: A lot of things inspire our designs. It’s coming from nature. It’s coming from traditional patterns that have been floating in my head from seeing so many Persian rugs. It can come from ripples in a pond, which I move around so that you can see different types of movement like in life, touching each other, merging, and bringing balance. Sometimes I wake up at night and work out seven or eight concepts. But the concept is easy. The difficult thing is bringing it to a graph that is flexible enough for custom work, resizing and colour changing. TC: How would you describe HOC’s design sensibilities? PH: We aren’t looking at what others are doing, so we are as original as we can be. We try to make them as open plan as possible, that they are very inviting. There is no border. And, in general, our rugs are always in balance…in pattern and in colour. TC: What are consumers asking for as we approach 2020? PH: Flexibility. Originality. As timeless as possible, because it’s not something which you change every three or four years. And something which moves them…but, like my arm which is part of my body, it’s a part of the interior, helping to bring the whole level up, and not just a piece of art that takes all attention. We sometimes have rugs which people love against the wall or place separately in an entryway. [These] need to have a “Picasso effect,” taking all the attention. But my personal feeling is that’s not what people want. It has to be discreet.
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ntario Place hosts the Aurora Winter Festival Picture the magic of the Aurora Borealis including Santa’s Workshop with story time, reindeers and elves, sightings of the Abominable Snowman, and epic dance parties at the Disco Den. In years past, you’d probably have to travel all the way to the North Pole to take in that full experience. Fortunately, times have changed and with a little imagination and technological know-how, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is bringing this Winter Wonderland a little closer to home.
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Just in time for the holiday season, the CNE has transformed
the Ontario Place West Island into a spectacular celebration of light and adventure when the 2019 Aurora Winter Festival comes to life. This high energy, winter-themed destination features four distinct mythical worlds for guests to explore, combining them with enchanting characters, stunning light installations, fabulous food experiences, marketplaces, amusement rides and more. Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the Northern Lights, the festival features entertainment and interactive experiences intended to entertain visitors of all ages. With the tagline, “Where holiday magic comes to life,” the Aurora Winter Festival aims to pick up where the Ex leaves off, in hopes of becoming a regular outing for families looking for fun, outdoor activities over the winter holidays. Though it’s marketed for guests of all ages, there’s little doubt that this event is especially memorable for the youngest attendees. Upon arrival, visitors will have the opportunity to explore four distinct ‘Mystical Worlds,’ including the Arctic Retreat, Hidden
Hilltop, Luminous Gardens, and a Whimsical Forest featuring the Fairy Hollow and Gnome Village. Each world is illuminated by awe-inspiring light installations where you’ll meet the characters that inhabit the Aurora Festival world: Thyra, the Ice Queen, who rules from her icy throne. No one dares cross her. She is strong, wise, and often found with her trusted sidekick, Rivera, the ice elf warrior considered to be one of the most talented soldiers. The elvish realm also includes life-of-the-party Elyon and the charming but rebellious, Zaos. Rounding out the crew is Yin, the dance music loving yeti, sworn to protect all of the Mystical Worlds. Digging deeper into the worlds themselves, the Hidden Hilltop features a number of light sculptures and installations, including three secret caverns, each with its own immersive light displays, as well as Candy Cane Lane with giant candy installations, the Gingerbread Hut, and Candy Shack. The Arctic Retreat is filled with ice and snow, and is where Yin and Zaos tend to spend most of their time. The Whimsical Forest is a quirky world with many curious things, including a family of moose and some foxes. The Luminous Gardens is likely the most alluring of the worlds, and features the palace and WINTER 2020 | 21
ice throne where Thyra and Rivera reside. This world also boasts giant willows and beautiful gardens. You might even see a unicorn. For those looking for something a little more traditional, there is also the North Pole with plenty of great attractions for the family including Storytime with Santa and his Elves, the craft tent, light installations along Reindeer Way, and wild dance parties in the Disco Den. It’s at the North Pole where Santa and his elves are on-site to share favourite holiday stories in a magical storytelling performance, and where kids are encouraged to make their own holiday gifts and deliver letters straight to Santa from the letter writing station. Of course, Aurora Winter Festival does offer something for older attendees with a beautiful skating rink, tube park, Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, live music, and other activities. The Frozen Pond is located at the heart of the festival, with picturesque views in a beautiful holiday atmosphere. Visitors can skate around brilliant light installations, while enjoying the holiday soundtrack. If you don’t bring your own pair, skates are available to rent for a fee. Visitors can also spend time at the Food Gardens for a quick treat or full meal prepared by some of the most recognized food trucks in 22 | the COLLECTION
the city, before perusing the market on Main Street for the perfect holiday gift. And when you need to get out of the cold, a heated tent is available with mulled wine, hot chocolate and live musicians. At the time of writing, the list of vendors was not finalized, but the website will release a complete list before the park opens. Among the highlights at last year’s festival were the rides and carnival games, and all the main attractions will be returning. Standing over 25 feet tall and 170 feet long, the tube park provides one of the signature experiences, although the rides do cost extra. There’s also a carousel, choo-choo train, and a stunning 60-foot ferris wheel that lights up at night and offers a unique view of the entire festival. Even though Toronto’s winter season can be cold, wet, and windy, hibernating will always be for the bears. It’s great to see new programs designed to take some of the chill out of the season. Running through January 5th, the Aurora Winter Festival is adding a little holiday cheer to Toronto’s waterfront and is a welcome addition to the growing list of outdoor destinations in and around the city. To learn more about the Aurora Winter Festival, visit www.aurorawinterfestival.com/toronto
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Science Centre CEO, Maurice Bitran, is one of those 53 million. In fact, the museum was the first place he chose to visit on his first trip to Toronto in the 1980s. “It was the summer of 1982, the China exhibition,” Bitran recalls. “I was totally blown away by a place like this, that was about science but allowed you to experiment and experience it. I was finishing my doctorate in astronomy at the time. I thought it was a great approach to mainstream science…to have everybody experience science in their own way.” The China: 7000 Years of Discovery exhibit attracted more than one million visitors and examined the science and technology of an ancient civilization. Another notable exhibition from the era includes 1988’s Sport, which became the Science Centre’s first permanent and bilingual exhibition, with visitors testing their balance, judging an athletic performance and seeing what a skeleton looks like. Sport would become the first of several permanent exhibits. The Living Earth opened in 1993, with guests walking through the 26 | the COLLECTION
On September 26, 1969, a radio signal from more than 1.5 billion light years away struck a circuit and turned the page to an important chapter in Canada’s history. That signal marked the grand opening of the Centennial Centre of Science and Technology – better known today as the Ontario Science Centre. Fifty years later, more than 53 million visitors have walked through its doors.
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humid rain forest, getting up close and personal with a tornado, and crawling through a cave. And, of course, there’s the exhibit most-often associated with the Science Centre: the Van De Graaff electrostatic generator – better known as the giant ball that makes your hair stand on end. “Science and technology play such a key role in our lives,” says Bitran. “The Science Centre is somewhere you can learn about these things without having to be a scientist and without being intimidated. I think that’s a great contribution of scientists to societies – providing a safe place to talk about the issues around science, technology and society.” In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Science Centre has hosted numerous rotating exhibitions over its 50 years. Everything from the magic of Harry Potter and the joy of candy, to relics from the Titanic, and the science behind Marvel superheroes, have delighted and inspired curiosity in the centre’s visitors.
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A new exhibition, MindWorks, uses psychology and hands-on exhibits to keep visitors in the moment, while exploring why you think, feel and respond to things the way you do. It runs until April 26, 2020. “Every day, each one of us makes decisions without giving them much thought. Would we make better choices if we became more aware of the mental processes leading to those decisions?” Bitran asks. “Through interactive experiences based on cognitive psychology, MindWorks will encourage visitors to step into their own mind.” Life of the Earth, an exhibit created for Nuit Blanche by Director X, is featured at the centre until January 5, 2020. The multimedia work is displayed on a giant sphere and reflects on humanity, the destruction of the environment and the planet’s mass extinction of plant and animal life. Looking back, the timing of the Science Centre’s launch couldn’t have been better. A few months before it opened in the fall of 1969,
a monumental event captured the imaginations of millions: the moon landing. “We had a program [last summer] called Summer of Space, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing,” Bitran says. The program featured two exhibits: Astronaut and Women in Space. In fact, visitors to the Science Centre today can see a moon rock on display. It’s been there since opening day. “We really made the most of the fact that it was the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the 50th anniversary of the Ontario Science Centre to remind people that this is a wonderful asset in the province,” says Bitran, adding, “I would say it is much more important today than it was 50 years ago, which reflects on the huge act of foresight of the Ontario government at the time.” In the present, Bitran says the centre’s focus is on three main areas: encouraging kids’ love of science and technology, teaching them modern learning skills, and involving the community in what goes on at the centre. WINTER 2020 | 27
SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS 1982: The exhibition China: 7,000 Years of Discovery breaks attendance records, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors. 1992: While aboard the space shuttle, Canadian astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar places a conference call to the Science Centre. 1993: Visitors first experience the sensations of walking in the indoor rain forest, which opened in the Living Earth hall. 1996: Ontario’s first IMAX® Dome theatre debuts. To this day, the Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Theatre remains Ontario’s only such venue. 2003: KidSpark, a new area for junior scientists age eight and under, opens to rave reviews. Due to its immense popularity, the space doubles in size two years later. 2007: One of the most significant phases in Science Centre history is realized with the $47.5 million “Agents of Change” transformation. This led to the Weston Family Innovation Centre and the outdoor exploration plaza TELUSCAPE. 2015: On July 13, the Ontario Science Centre welcomes its 50 millionth visitor since opening its doors 46 years earlier.
“What’s really important in the longer term are the 21st century learning skills,” Bitran explains. “Kids today are going to need different skills as they go into the workforce. They’re not going to work one job all their lives. We are experimenting with new learning approaches…things like creativity, innovation, collaboration and resilience are all part of that.” The community involvement piece, he says, comes from getting feedback about what visitors want to see in the centre, and providing a space for conversations about science, society and technology. “We have a program called Great Conversations, where [the speaker gives a presentation], an interviewer asks them questions and then we take questions from the audience. We need spaces where people can express their concerns and discuss issues.” As the Science Centre heads into its next 50 years, Bitran emphasizes the importance of it serving the community and adapting its offerings to match the times. “I think we need to embrace being part of the innovation ecosystem, part of the educational ecosystem, and (being) more linked with our communities. For example, we have some relationships with startups, but this should be a hub for young innovators and startup activity that is linked to the rest of the province’s innovation ecosystem. In education, we need to continue to be the testing ground for new technological approaches that can then be scaled up throughout the province. “I think that [the Science Centre’s] function in society is more important, relevant and necessary than ever,” Bitran continues. When science and technology become more complex and intertwined in our lives, there’s a tendency for some people to turn their backs on science, and there is some evidence that is happening. “Institutions like the Ontario Science Centre play a role in making sure that we as a society continue to hold science and technology in the right regard, because it's kind of the only hope we have to solve the problems we have.” To learn more about the Ontario Science Centre and its 50th anniversary, visit www.ontariosciencecentre.ca
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GET TING STA RTE D THE HARDEST PART OF REDESIGNING YOUR KITCHEN By Gene Maida, mba, Georgian Renovations hen we procrastinate, most often we’re putting off work that is either physically taxing or that takes up too much of our time. But what about those tasks that are mentally strenuous, like decision making? When considering an interior renovation, the decision to redesign your kitchen isn’t one big decision, but rather an ongoing series of smaller decisions, that can often make it difficult to just get started. That’s why more and more people 30 | the COLLECTION
are choosing to work with a professional interior designer. Designers help us realize our visions. More importantly, they help us get started. A Georgian Interior Designer will approach your new kitchen from a functional point of view — what do you want from your new kitchen? Answers to questions like this one depend on who you are and what you’re going to do. Do you have a
large family, do you live alone, are you somewhere in between? Are you passionate about culinary creations or do the extent of your gastronomical endeavours begin and end with the microwave? An honest talk with your designer will help you discover what works best for your unique lifestyle. Classic layouts such as the galley, one-wall, or any of the letter shapes (U, L & G) are all great starting places because they can be
Inviting, but not OldFashioned augmented to best suit your needs. Adding an island is an excellent way to create a central hub that can be both a practical work-station and a place where people can congregate — making it ideal for families. Hanging pots and pans above an island is, not only a stylish choice, but a great way to free up cupboard space. Speaking of freeing up space, if room in your kitchen is limited, luxuries such as a walk-in pantry might seem out of the question. However, one advantage of working with a professional designer is that they are adept at creating space, so that the seemingly impossible is suddenly a reality. From layout, you’ll likely move on to design (i.e. the look and feel of your new
kitchen: paint colours, textures, etc). Your designer will listen intently to words and phrases that you keep coming back to: Light and airy. Open concept. Inviting, but not old-fashioned. Modern, but not cold. Based on these conversations, mood and idea boards of images, sketches, colours and patterns are created and then you get to make your selections. Choosing appliances can be a daunting task, so having a trusted partner will help you choose between what you want and what you’re actually going to use. If you’re a serious gourmet, or aspire to be, a gas range is probably the way to go. At one time, your range and oven were married together, but no longer. A double wall oven
provides easy access as well as the ability to simultaneously cook multiple dishes at different temperatures. If your kids have left home, a smaller refrigerator is both a space and energy saver. This is only scratching the surface. Sitting down and talking with an interior designer will open up a world of possibilities, and their guidance and expertise will take an overwhelming experience and make it something you’ll look forward to. Gene Maida is President of Georgian Renovations. Family owned and operated, they have been designing & building dream homes for over 50 years. GeorgianReno.com WINTER 2020 | 31
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HELLOOO! I N C O N V E R S AT I O N W I T H J A C K A R M S T R O N G BY JEREMY FINKELSTEIN
On October 22nd, the Toronto Raptors began their 25th campaign in style with a memorable ring ceremony, the raising of the Championship Banner, and a thorough beat down of the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. The moment capped a quarter century of hope and heartache for the country’s long-suffering fan base, and secured Canada’s team as one of the elite franchises in sport. There have been many ups and downs along the way: the Sky Dome days, the Vince Carter era, Chris Bosch, the all-star duo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, and the arrival and departure of Kawhi Leonard, to name a few. But while players, coaches and general managers have come and gone, Jack Armstrong has remained a constant. Since arriving on the scene in 2000, “the Coach” has become an integral part of Canada’s sports landscape with catchy phrases like ‘Hellooo’ and ‘Get that garbage outta here.’ More importantly, as a lifelong insider, he’s brought clarity, perspective and critical analysis drawn from a career that’s seen him as both player and coach, most notably the head coach of Niagara University, a position he held for a decade. Now, as a 20-year broadcast vet, Jack has had time to reflect on the greatest season in Canadian basketball history. He’s earned his ring, taken the Larry O’Brien Trophy to his hometown of Lewiston, NY, and, like the rest of us, he’s now ready to see what the Toronto Raptors will do for an encore. We sat down with TSN’s Basketball Insider for some hot takes on the season that was, the city’s rabid fan base, and just how far he thinks this year’s Raptors squad can go.
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The Collection: After 22 years with the team, how did it feel to watch that banner raised to the rafters? Jack Armstrong: It’s been a remarkable run,
I’m so happy for our fans. They’re so loyal and passionate. When I first got to Toronto many years ago, there were people that would say basketball won’t work in Canada, it doesn’t have the ability to take off. There were a lot of skeptics. But I always felt like it was a sleeping giant, that there was tremendous potential. And look now…the Raptors survived, unfortunately the Vancouver Grizzlies didn’t, and it’s the fastest growing sport in Canada. When you look at the changing cultural dynamics of not only the GTA, but of Canada, I think our sport and our team reflects that. I go to all 30 arenas in the NBA, and by far, the Raptors fan base is the most culturally diverse. I think it’s a great celebration of the beautiful cultural mosaic that is the GTA and that is Canada.
TC: What first drew you to basketball? JA: I grew up in Brooklyn, and the two sports that people are passionate about there are basketball and baseball. From the time that I was six years old, I started playing. I had a true love affair with basketball. Here I am at 56, and I always tell kids, I can’t thank that orange ball enough. I had a love affair with that orange ball, and it’s given me some of
the greatest moments of my life. Lifelong friendships, incredible life lessons, I met my wife…I was the basketball coach at Niagara (University) and she was the women’s soccer coach. The opportunity to travel the world, all the different experiences. It all started off as a little kid dribbling a ball and a dream. I grew up playing, had a coaching career, and now a second career as a broadcaster. I tell kids all the time, “to you that could be a paintbrush, it could be the piano, it could be dance, it could be law, it could be medicine. Whatever it is, find that thing that you love and do it.”
TC: You’ve spent lots of time at the college level. Are there any significant differences between the college game and the NBA? JA: Every level you go up, the quality of talent changes significantly. The college game, more than ever, is starting to mirror the pro game in terms of pace of play and the emphasis on the 3-point shot. But I would say that the biggest difference is that there are haves and have nots, in terms of the talent level. I coached at Mid-Division 1, so when we played a higher level, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Kansas, Indiana, you could clearly see the difference. In the NBA, all these guys were the all-time greatest player at their school or the MVP of their league. Each one can play at a really high level. When you have a game between Syracuse and Cornell, there is a dramatic gap. But I love both games for their own distinct things.
The beauty of the college game…you go on a Saturday afternoon, you’ve got the band, the cheerleaders, the tradition of a rivalry, the pure enthusiasm. These guys are amateurs. They’re playing for love of the game and school pride and all those other things. When guys reflect back, it’s the best time of their life.
TC: As an analyst, what are you looking for when determining how competitive a team can be? JA: I look at how together they are defensively. I look for a team that plays really hard, that guards, and then on the offensive end, that plays as a team. If you defend and if you share the ball, respect each other, and play as a team, you give yourself a fighting chance. This isn’t golf, this isn’t tennis. You really need to rely on the other guys you play with. TC: What’s your early assessment of this year’s Raptors? JA: I like what’s here. I call it the residue of winning. They know what it looks like. They know what it feels like. They’ve been to the playoffs six straight years, capping it with a championship. The roster’s different this year. I get that. But there are enough returning players that understand what it takes and the sacrifices you have to make. These guys understand how hard you have to play, per play, per night. That gets you over the hump a lot of nights. I think the one concern right now is that the depth isn’t what it’s been in the past. TC: How good a coach is Nick Nurse and what do you like about his approach?
toronto raptors coach nick nurse reacts to a call during second half nba basketball action against the denver nuggets in toronto on december 3, 2018. the canadian press/nathan denette
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JA: I love his creativity, I love his adaptability, I think he’s outstanding in-game. When he was hired, he had this reputation as an offensive guru, but sometimes we put labels on people which is not the right thing. He’s a really good basketball coach…he has the ability to coach all phases, and that’s what a head coach is supposed to be able to do. And he’s a guy that was absolutely prepared for the opportunity that was presented to him. The guy paid his dues, overseas, in the G League, as an NBA assistant, the guy has put the time in. They used to say this about Don Shula: he could take his and beat yours, he could take yours and beat his. And I think Nick has that ability. He can size up his team, he can size up your team, and figure out how to
play to his strengths and hide his weaknesses. And, if you threw him on the other bench, he would quickly process what’s going on and come up with a plan to counteract those same things. What’s vision? Vision is seeing the end product before you start the journey, and he has good vision. That’s from years of paying the price and paying his dues.
TC: Did you like the Pascal Siakam signing? JA: Yes. I think he’s someone that keeps
emerging and keeps improving. He has some areas for growth, but what I’ve seen so far is a young man that’s ready to take the next step. And I think with a homegrown player – drafted, developed – there comes a point when you’ve got to decide…am I all in on this player or not? And I think the organization made a very strong statement that they have tremendous belief in him. And rightfully so. He’s earned that. The guy’s a self-made man. He didn’t come from a big basketball school; he went to New Mexico State. There are a lot of other guys picked higher, that come from bigger schools, that haven’t developed anywhere close to him. And here’s the last thing…he’s proven himself in a winning environment. He had to earn his minutes on a winning team.
TC: Another guy who’s taken an unusual path is Fred VanVleet. How important is he to the future?
toronto raptors' pascal siakam tries to drive past milwaukee bucks' giannis antetokounmpo during the first half of an nba basketball game saturday, nov. 2, 2019, in milwaukee. ap photo/morry gash
“I LIKE WHAT’S HERE. I CALL IT THE RESIDUE OF WINNING.”
JA: I’m a huge Fred VanVleet fan. He’s got a tremendous make-up. He’s an incredibly bright guy. I joke with him that he’s a future head coach, if he wants. He has that tremendous competitive backbone and spirit and toughness. And he’s just a winner. You want the guy on your side. He’s fearless. He can really shoot. He has a complete, high level understanding of what the Raptors system is and of what’s supposed to be done. He’s just a joy to watch, he leaves it all out there. This guy led his team to the Final Four when he was at Wichita State…his team was ranked number one for a while, and yet people always doubted him. He was a tremendous collegiate player, and I think sometimes people try to judge the book by its cover, and how wrong so many people were. And thankfully, how right Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster and their scouting staff were. TC: Lowry has morphed into a perennial all-star. Do you see him as a hall-of-famer?
toronto raptors guard fred vanvleet, left, and guard kyle lowry celebrate during the 2019 toronto raptors championship parade in toronto on monday, june 17, 2019. the canadian press/frank gunn
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that guys play if they can. And I think as a league with partners…the 9-year, $24 billion TV deal with Turner and ESPN/ ABC…those people want return on their investment, so when games are telecast, they want players playing.
TC: Is Toronto the best basketball city in the NBA? JA: It’s one of them. It would be unfair to a
thousands of fans gather to cheer on the toronto raptors during the team's championship parade in toronto on monday, june 17, 2019.
JA: Oh, that’s for greater minds than mine to decide. I will say this, though. He will be the first one to have his number retired at the Scotiabank Arena. He has defined winning. This is the greatest run in franchise history, and if you were to close your eyes and say who’s the one, it’s Kyle Lowry. In terms of hall of fame, his career isn’t done, so a lot will depend on how things wrap up. But a guy that’s made the All-Star game five years in a row, been to the playoffs many times, and has led his team to an NBA championship, no question his name will be on the ballot. TC: When you consider the development of Siakam and VanVleet, the maturation of Lowry, and the management of Kawhi Leonard, Toronto has a real track record where players keep exceeding expectations. Are others around the league noticing? JA: That’s a great point. This is one of the model franchises, and not only in the NBA. When you look at professional sports, it’s hard to maintain winning. You’re not getting high picks, you have to pay the players that are producing, so you start running out of cap space. What these guys have done in terms of the development, the drafting, the trades, you can’t compliment the vision [enough], the leadership of Masai and Bobby, their entire staff, the coaching. And all 82 games are on national television. It’s a national team. 38 | the COLLECTION
You are a national hero when you play for the Raptors. It’s a big deal. And they have done an amazing job of getting through a lot of the stigmas that used to exist. Now, everyone recognizes that Toronto is one of the elite franchises in pro sports, beyond the fact that they’ve won an NBA title. It’s just how they do things. First class ownership, they take care of their players, they treat their players right, they care about health and wellness. There’s no question that the word is out on the street that this is a good place to go play.
TC: What are your thoughts on ‘load management?’ JA: I think Kawhi’s situation a year ago was unique because he only played nine games the year before. The Raptors took a very educated risk and they managed it beautifully. But there is a significant difference between resting a guy and load management. Load management is based on a guy with a pre-existing condition, where rest is a fatigue thing. To me, they are two different things. I feel bad for fans when you have this idea of rest. I understand that occasionally you have to do it because the schedule is long…but as much as we possibly can, as a league, for all 30 teams, it’s really important that for our fans who pay their hard-earned money to come to a game, we make sure that we put our best foot forward every night, and
lot of other cities…a lot of it comes down to the passion of the fans at the games. Go to a game in Portland, it’s really cool. Golden State over the years, even when they weren’t very good, their fan base was great…Salt Lake City, the fans at Boston, the fans at Philadelphia. But there’s no question, when you talk about the Raptors fan base, it’s one of the toughest buildings to play in because the fans are really into it. And, I’ll say this, the Raptors are one of the best in the league, in terms of fans travelling. You saw it at the NBA finals, thousands of people supporting the Raptors on the road. We’ll play a game in New York, Chicago, LA, DC, Boston, border towns like Detroit and Portland, and it’s crazy the number of people that come to watch the Raptors. It’s almost like Kentucky basketball or Alabama football, there’s no team in the league that has that kind of following. When the Lakers are going, there are people who show up that are Lebron fans, but I don’t know if they’re necessarily Laker fans, they’re fans of the stars. And, when you see a Raptors fan, as much as it’s about the Raptors, they also usually have a Canadian flag. It’s almost like the Olympics. There’s a lot of national pride. It's really cool.
TC: How far can the Raptors go in the NBA this year? JA: If they’re healthy, if the second team
develops, they can be a top four Eastern Conference team and make a lot of noise in the playoffs. So, what’s a top four playoff team? Usually a 50-pluswin team, and a team that can be in the mix to represent their conference in the finals. It’s all going to come down to health and the development of the second unit. If their top guys are healthy and their second unit develops, then I feel comfortable that they can play with any team in the Eastern Conference.
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32 CA STL E FR ANK ROAD maje st ic ma st e r p iec e in r o se da le Built in 1912 by renowned Toronto architect Eustace Godfrey Bird. Sited on an estate-sized lot overlooking the Don Valley, this resplendent vintage mansion has been lovingly maintained and updated while retaining the original character and ambiance. It represents one of the most finely crafted and well-preserved examples of neo-Georgian architectural design. Brick and stone walls with wrought iron fencing surround the grounds. Wrought iron gates mark the entrance to the red cobblestone private circular drive, leading to the front door, flanked by Ionic columns supporting an arched portico carved from Quebec marble. Old World traditional features include original hardwood floors, carved oak solid doors, richly paneled walls, opaque leaded glass pane windows, marble fireplaces & elaborate plaster ceiling mouldings.
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IN HER FIRST YEAR AS THE NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of the Soulpepper theatre company, Weyni Mengesha directed one of the most popular plays of the season, A Streetcar Named Desire. The Soulpepper production of the classic Tennessee Williams play, which first opened on Broadway in 1947, drew more than 10,000 theatregoers during its extended sold-out run. Mengesha’s version felt like it could’ve been written for today’s times with its themes of sexual harassment, racism and classism, combined with diverse casting and contemporary costumes and props. Critics called it “a revelation,” “bold, game-changing” and “a thrilling revival.” Even Toronto’s most famous rapper, Drake, was in the audience for a performance.
And as one critic wrote, “It was a bold choice for Mengesha to launch her new regime with this play, given the sexual abuse allegations that rocked Soulpepper and brought down her predecessor.” Mengesha’s appointment has been widely called a new chapter for the theatre, following the resignation of Soulpepper’s founder and long-standing artistic director Albert Schultz amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (The suit was settled out of court, with undisclosed terms.) In announcing Mengesha’s new role, Soulpepper noted that it had been seeking a candidate with “a genuine commitment to creating new opportunities for diverse voices…and the capacity to build trust through personal integrity and empathy.” Mengesha, an alum of the Soulpepper Academy (the theatre’s multi-year professional training program for theatre artists), had attracted an international reputation for directing diverse stories that would become mainstream hits, including Da Kink in my Hair, and Soulpepper's own Kim's Convenience. Following her first year in her new role, Mengesha says, “I’ve had to learn a lot about reconnecting with the community and rebuilding trust.” She adds, “I’ve never had a job as an artistic director of a theatre. I have an incredible team and a partner in my executive director [Emma Stenning],” who was appointed in August 2018. One reporter called both Mengesha and Stenning “a big part of Soulpepper's very public reset — two women with international resumes in the top leadership positions.” Mengesha describes the community gatherings that Soulpepper has held over the last year as a critical part of her learning. Shortly after she started, the theatre, “opened our doors and invited people to share our space and have a dialogue with us.” Hundreds showed up, filling every room until the theatre was at full capacity. Mengesha recalls, “We asked everyone to contribute ideas: ‘What does Soulpepper mean to you?’ We got hundreds of letters, which ended up on our walls as a way for our community to interact with us and discuss what mattered to them.” The input emphasized the need for a diverse, inclusive and safe place for artists and audiences alike. “People wanted to see a theatre that reflected the city and reflected them,” Mengesha says. “And they wanted to make sure that Soulpepper felt accessible to everyone.” Before she came onboard, the theatre had already instituted a new code of conduct, whistleblower hotline and other initiatives. And in direct response to the input from the community gatherings, Soulpepper has launched a new training program for theatre artists and made tickets free for audience members aged 25 and under, starting with the new season.
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“THE NEW SEASON LOOKS ACROSS TIME, AT WRITERS WHO WERE COURAGEOUS AND WHO STRIVED TO ADD SOMETHING TO THE THEATRE ECOLOGY, SOMETHING THEY FELT WAS MISSING, TO BREAK NEW GROUND IN SOME WAY.”
Now, as she celebrates one year with the theatre, Mengesha is preparing to launch the first lineup that truly reflects her vision for the company. Fittingly, the theme is “breaking ground.” She notes amy rutherford in a streetcar named desire | photo by dahlia katz
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michaela washburn and james dallas smith in almighty voice and his wife | photo by dahlia katz
that, “People often ask, ‘Is Soulpepper a classical theatre company?’ But the theatre also does modern plays or contemporary plays, so the question becomes, ‘What are you?’ What we’ve done is shift the question — it’s not when is a play written but why is a play written.” Mengesha adds that the new season “looks across time, at writers who were courageous and who strived to add something to the theatre ecology, something they felt was missing, to break new ground in some way.”
up one play from the previous season, Almighty Voice and His Wife, Soulpepper’s first Indigenous-led production in the theatre’s 21-year history. Written by acclaimed playwright Daniel David Moses, the play is an unconventional and provocative retelling of the legend of the 19th-century Cree outlaw and folk hero. It was directed by theatre veteran Jani Lauzon, who is Métis, and featured James Dallas Smith, an actor-musician of Mohawk-Scottish descent, and Dora Award-winning Métis actress Michaela Washburn.
The opener is Mother’s Daughter, which Mengesha calls a reinvention of a historical genre: “You often hear stories of the Great Kings of England. This is the same cycle but focusing on all the women,” with three would-be Queens in a deadly struggle to secure the Tudor throne. The season also features M. Butterfly, which turns the Puccini opera upside-down, resulting in “a modern classic that blurs boundaries, while redefining the nature of love and the devastating cost of deceit,” according to the playbill. Mengesha adds that it was the first Asian play to ever open on Broadway. Sizwe Banzi is Dead is another anticipated production, written by South African playwright Athol Fugard, who was ultimately arrested for the antiapartheid comedy. And in a more traditional turn, a production of the renowned Anton Chekov play, The Seagull, will give audiences melodrama in a way that has never been done before.
When Mengesha describes what she’s most excited about, she keeps going back to the season’s theme, what she called “the conversation between the shows.” She looks forward to engaging in a citywide dialogue, especially through Soulpepper’s robust “audience enrichment,” which includes pre-show workshops, talkbacks and more. “As a director, I used to be really excited about an audience seeing one show. Now I’m excited about our city having a conversation about the season, about what these ground-breaking plays have in common.” She also acknowledges that Soulpepper is committed to continuing its work to make the theatre a space that feels safe and inclusive. “I don’t feel that job is ever over,” Mengesha says.
“We have diversified the voices this season, both in who is writing and who is directing,” Mengesha says. “It may seem different, but based on how tickets have been selling, audiences are happy. That’s the best form of feedback.” She adds that Soulpepper started seeing new audiences even before announcing her new season. “We’ve been getting that comment a lot from people who have been in the audiences and are saying, ‘This audience feels different.’” She brings 44 | the COLLECTION
And as a sequel to her Streetcar knockout, Mengesha will direct Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, which she describes as “dynamic and very challenging.” The play, which follows two inmates at Rikers Island awaiting murder trials, takes on the prison system, faith and redemption. “There are no easy answers,” she says. “I think in this contemporary moment, we’re inclined to move towards easy answers to really hard questions. This play doesn’t allow for that.” Soulpepper’s 2020 season Breaking Ground opens January 14. Full details and tickets are available at soulpepper.ca
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Action of Tenant Results in Condo Owner Losing Unit One of the unique characteristics of owning a unit in a condominium is that you are part of a self-governing community. The operations and affairs of condominium corporations are governed by the Condominium Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c.19 (the "Act"), as well as internal documents, including the condominium's declaration, bylaws, and rules. The declaration, bylaws, and rules of a condominium corporation contain a number of restrictions on the use of a unit or its common elements. For example, a condominium may impose restrictions on smoking, pets, or on leasing units, whether short or long-term. The case of York Condominium No. 187 v. Sandhu, 2019 ONSC 4779 is an important reminder of the ability of condominium corporations to enforce the Act, its governing documents, and how a landlord may be held responsible for the actions of its tenants. Sandhu, the landlord, leased a unit in York Condominium Corporation No. 187 ("YCC") to a tenant that was in constant conflict with building management. The tenant eventually sued YCC for over $5 million dollars. YCC warned Sandhu prior to defending the tenant's action that it would hold her responsible for all costs associated with the forthcoming litigation. Section 134(5) of the Act states that if a corporation obtains a costs order against either an owner or an occupant of a unit, the costs of the litigation must be added to the common expenses for that unit. The bylaws of YCC also required each owner to reimburse the
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corporation for any loss which is caused by a unit owner or any resident or tenant in the owner's unit. The tenant's claim, as well as their appeal, were ultimately dismissed, and YCC incurred legal expenses of approximately $86,000, while defending the litigation. When Sandhu took no action to pay the amount owing, after demand was made, YCC registered a lien against her unit. Litigation ensued between YCC and Sandhu. YCC requested an order for possession of Sandhu's unit, so that it may be sold to pay off the lien. Sandhu counterclaimed and denied the validity of the lien. Sandhu argued, in part, that it would be an injustice for her to be held responsible for the unauthorized actions of her tenant. The Superior Court of Justice determined that the lien was valid and granted YCC 187's order for possession, enabling it to sell the unit. In response to Sandhu's argument of fundamental justice, the Court noted that it would be unfair to the other 253 unit owners if they had to bear the costs incurred defending the tenant's litigation. The case of YCC 187 v. Sandhu emphasizes, in drastic fashion, the consequences that can occur if a unit owner, or their tenant, are in breach of the Act or the corporation's governing documents. Unit owners, or prospective purchasers, should be well aware of their obligations. Shapiro Real Estate & Business Lawyers 416.224.0808 | garryshapirolaw.com
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The Main Event
Preparing for your holiday guests By Anna Olson, Celebrity Baker and Chef When my family hosts at holiday time, I take extra care planning the menu, decorating the table (and the house) and thinking about what will please our guests the most. Of course, few holiday meals have more tradition and greater expectations than Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. If you are the cook in charge of your holiday meal, here are some tips on how to make the whole experience stress-free.
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turkey breast with pancetta gravy
PLAN YOUR SERVING STYLE Family-style or buffet? Serving family-style means setting a table with plates, cutlery and glasses and bringing the food to the table on platters and in bowls so that guests can help themselves as dishes are passed around. If your group is more than 12, I recommend having two bowls or platters of each item, so that everyone can get a full plate faster. We often opt for a buffet. We set a long table with dinner plates and the delicious items we’ve prepared, and then ask guests to help themselves. They can easily pop up from the dining table to have seconds, and as the host, I can easily see when I need to top up platters, re-warm gravy or consolidate dishes to make cleaning up simpler. CHOOSE YOUR SEATING STYLE If everyone knows each other, or if your tradition includes designated seats for everyone in the family, your guests can seat themselves. Otherwise, you might choose to plan the seating beforehand and put out name cards to help guests find their seat. STOCK UP ON DRINKS You know your crowd, so plan wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic options to suit your group and your dishes. Whether you are setting up a beverage station for people to serve themselves or designating one or two people to manage the drinks, fill a large cooler with ice to store white wines, still and sparkling water and a selection of nonalcoholic drinks. Set out the appropriate glasses nearby. You can even plug in a portable burner or slow-cooker to hold a saucepan of mulled cider or hot chocolate.
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a breath, enjoy the moment and the conversation and don’t rush. The minute you leave the table to clear plates or tidy up, people will follow, so gauge whether it’s time for people to jump to help with the dishes or whether you’d rather linger over those last few bites. CONSIDER YOUR CROWD If you have kids in your group, or if you’re serving a crowd and prefer to have your guests mingle while you coordinate the meal in the kitchen, put out a cheese board and a few snacks — even just rolls or other childfriendly foods, to keep everyone happy before the main event. Most parents arrive with activities to keep their kids occupied but consider setting aside some space that the young ones can call their own. ORCHESTRATE DESSERT You may have your own holiday dessert traditions, but at our house, we take a little break between the meal and dessert to get up from the table, clean up a touch and stretch! To bring everyone back together — and because I always offer a variety of cookies, cakes, squares and puddings — I like to set up a dessert buffet and be on hand to chat with my guests and help serve. Whether everyone heads back to the dining table with their desserts, or mills about informally, is up to you.
SET THE PACE Depending on the time of day and the guests you’ve invited, your gathering might be a long, relaxed affair with everyone lingering over dessert or it could be fast-paced. As the host, you set the tone and pace. If you’re in the kitchen, you could designate someone to get the door, take coats or serve drinks. Or perhaps you prefer to put on some music, introduce guests to each other and stay with them until everyone arrives before you head back to the kitchen. Once everyone is at the table, take panettone
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The Cookie Exchange If you’d prefer something less formal than the holiday meal, a holiday cookie exchange is a great way to visit with family, friends and neighbours. To get you on your way, here are some tried and tested tips.
PLAN THE MENU & BRIEF YOUR GUESTS When you invite your guests, ask them to bring two different cookies: a recipe that you’ve requested and a second that they choose, perhaps a family favourite. Each person should bake 12 cookies per guest plus some extras to sample. Ask them to bring a label for their cookie, and to list the ingredients so other guests are aware of potential allergens and can choose cookies that meet their dietary preferences. If you know there are nut allergies, be sure to avoid recipes with nuts. PREPARE FOR THE EXCHANGE Whether a guest or the host, you may have to bake and freeze a few cookie batches in order to have them ready for the party. Another option is to invite guests to bring a few cookie doughs along with their baking instructions, so everyone can exchange and then store the dough in the freezer and bake when ready. Guests will likely bring their own cookies in tins which can be reused, but have a few on hand just in case sizes and quantities don’t fit. PROVIDE DRINKS AND SNACKS Before you dive into the cookie buffet, offer some treats. In addition to beer and wine, you can also offer hot chocolate, eggnog, mulled apple cider, or mulled red wine. And don’t forget about the savouries! Put out a cheese board, a crudité platter with dips or even a few savoury squares to nibble on. LET THE EXCHANGE BEGIN Give guests time to walk around the cookie buffet table and load up their tins! Naturally, everyone should be fair and take equal amounts of each cookie, but arranging the plates and platters so they are all within easy reach will make that goal achievable. Tongs will keep the exchange food-safe and the cookies intact. If you are making your cookie exchange a truly social affair, consider planning an hour of cookie decorating. Put on inspiring music, have some baked cut-out cookies and piping bags of icing on hand, and let everyone decorate a few gems. You will spend more time laughing than actually decorating — I speak from experience! — and isn’t that the point of getting together with friends and family over the holidays? Shortlisted for the 2019 Taste Canada Awards, Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson contains more than 100 savoury and sweet recipes from the celebrity baker and chef. www.annaolson.ca
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ALTREE BRINGS AN ELEGANT BOUTIQUE CONDOMINIUM TO COVETED NEIGHBOURHOOD Altree Developments, founded by Zev Mandelbaum, stems from a long lineage of expertise in creating landmark projects within iconic communities in Toronto and other major world cities. With this mandate, the firm has plans to create a timeless building for individuals to call home with its latest project, Forest Hill Private Residences, located at 2 Forest Hill Road. 52 | the COLLECTION
A PLACE TO CALL HOME Forest Hill Private Residences is comprised of a nine-storey, bespoke luxury mid-rise building with approximately 90 residences. The future development will be a combination of townhomes and condominiums with suites spanning from approximately 950 to 4000 square feet and prices ranging from $1.8 million to over $6 million. The firm has worked with the industry’s best designers and architects to create a building with timeless designs containing floorto-ceiling windows, expansive outdoor space, and 10-foot ceilings. Residents will have an array of concierge and amenity services, such as an impressive hosting room, a full-service gym with trainers, yoga and pilates instructors, nutritionists and massage therapists. LOCATION IS KING Located north of downtown Toronto, the Forest Hill neighbourhood is one of the most sought-after areas in the city. This former village, which was amalgamated into the city in the 1960’s, has maintained its status as a notable location for decades.
INCREDIBLE VIEWS OVERLOOKING THE THRIVING STRIP OF ST. CLAIR AVENUE WEST AND TREE-LINED STREETS OF FOREST HILL ROAD “This is one of the city’s most coveted areas to live and raise a family, full of heritage and culture,” says Mandelbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Altree Developments. “With a tailored experience for each individual, Forest Hill Private Residences will be a location that residents call home for years to come.” Future residents of this building will have access to some of the area’s most renowned and beloved restaurants, local shops and boutiques. With incredible views of the neighbourhood overlooking the thriving strip of St. Clair Avenue West and tree-lined streets of Forest Hill Road, the property will also be the perfect place to raise a family with proximity to some of the city’s most prestigious schools, including Upper Canada College and The Bishop Strachan School. LUXURY LIVING Toronto’s luxury real estate market is experiencing a surge after a soft start to 2019, with sales of properties between $3 and $5 million expected to climb in the year ahead. With an increase of baby boomers and empty nesters seeking to downsize, the demand for downtown high-end condominiums has become an area of growth, making the launch of Forest Hill Private Residences in 2020 an important development to fill this need. “In Toronto, home sales over $5 million are up 26 percent compared to last year,” says Mandelbaum. “The top neighbourhood for home sales within the $5 million-plus category is located in the city’s most coveted community — Forest Hill.” Forest Hill Private Residences is set to begin sales in early 2020. To learn more, visit ForestHillResidences.com. The project is now accepting registrations. *Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. E&O.E.
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This year, the music world said goodbye to a number of heavy weights: Ginger Baker (Cream), Ric Ocasek (The Cars), Robert Hunter (The Grateful Dead), Dr. John, Eddie Money, Dick Dale, and Peter Tork (The Monkees), among others. And while icons like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who may still be taking to the stage on occasion, it’s clear that the opportunities to witness these legends in their natural element are becoming increasingly rare. Fortunately, through their music, they’ve contributed a legacy assured to withstand the test of time, and Toronto is chock-full of talented performers committed to keeping the spirit of the original music alive. On any given night, in any number of venues, we can head to a packed house where local acts recreate the music of Floyd, Zeppelin, The Hip, and many more. So, if you're ready to kick those winter blues with a bar full of diehard fans, here are our top six favourite tribute acts. As the late Gregg Allman once wrote, “the road goes on forever.” In Toronto, those words have never been so true. 54 | the COLLECTION
Under the direction of Juno-award-winning producer and musical director Lance Anderson, this all-star Canadian cast of blues and roots musicians recreate the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, famously captured in Martin Scorcese’s concert film, The Last Waltz. On the American Thanksgiving of 1976, at San Francisco’s famed Winterland Ballroom, The Band performed what they called their “Last Waltz,” and invited many friends to perform in the celebration including Bob Dylan, Ronnie Hawkins, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Neil Young. In this homage to the Last Waltz, Anderson’s special guests perform the songs played at the memorable concert, as Anderson offers unique insight into the music. Normally backed by a 9-piece band that includes Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson) on drums and vocals, Terry Blersh on guitar, Dennis Pinhorn (The Hawks) on bass, Rob Gusevs (Blood, Sweat and Tears) on organ, and Anderson (Shakura S’Aida) on piano and vocals, this is a group of seasoned veterans who love the music. makeitrealrecords.com/last-waltz-celebration-the-band
the last waltz- a musical celebration of the band with matt weidinger singing ‘i shall be released.’
Just like the Grateful Dead, Mars Hotel delivers on the promise that community, meaningful songs and amazing musicianship create lasting, memorable moments. Each show offers audiences a unique experience with an entirely different setlist and vibe drawn from the 30-year history of the band, while artists and a projectionist work to incorporate the imagery of the songs on the backdrop. Not only is every member of the band an accomplished musician, each is a lifelong fan of the Dead with a personal connection to the music. Brothers Jordan and Lorne Lampert lay down the rhythm with dual drum kits. Jake Sadikman drops bombs on the bass. Larry Feldman and Mark Arbus share rhythm and lead guitar duties, setting the stage for extensive improvisation. Josh Barkin rages on the keys, while Ryan Hanlon helps round out the vocals. And, as charitable as they are talented, Mars Hotel has raised over $100,000 for Sick Kids through their annual Jake’s Collection fundraiser. marshotelband.com mars hotel live at the concert hall, february 2, 2019. photo courtesy of eric fefferman. © 2017-2019. all rights reserved.
Tommy Youngsteen is the premier North American Bruce Springsteen tribute act featuring members and alumni from top Juno-winning Canadian acts: The Sam Roberts Band, The Stills, Stars, The Dears, The Trews, Sloan, Serena Ryder Band & The Arkells. Over the last 10 years, its members have logged well over 5000 shows with their respective groups, from Canada all the way to Japan, and have shared the bill and opened for artists such as Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Coldplay. They regularly play shows across Southern Ontario where you’ll dance the night away to classics like Rosalita, Thunder Road, Badlands and The Promised Land. A must for any fan of The Boss! tommyyoungsteen.com
tommy youngsteen will play at the horseshoe tavern in toronto, january 2020.
The Lizards made their debut in November of 2013, playing sold out shows and festivals to hundreds of fans. Today, the band faithfully recreates the Phish experience. Whether through their ever changing setlists, synchronized dancing, or touring with their own lighting rig and director, the band is committed to giving audiences an authentic night of Phish. Regularly playing local venues, The Lizards make it possible to gain that experience in our own backyard, bringing together a congregation of like-minded people that all want the same things: good times, good music and sore legs! The Lizards features Benjamin Weigensberg on drums, Joel Visentin on keyboards, Mike Meusel on bass, and Rich Grossman on guitar. Toby Gottlieb rounds it all out with a great light show. So have fun, but whatever you do, take care of your shoes. thelizardsband.com
the lizards live at the mod club, may 18, 2018. photo courtesy of eric fefferman. © 2017-2019. all rights reserved.
At the nexus of jazz, blues and rock lies Steely Dan… the musician’s band. Though the music may be elusive to some, there’s little doubting the virtuosity of core members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker who first brought Steely Dan to the public conscience in 1972, staying there with such hits as Reelin’ In the Years, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number, and Babylon Sisters. Today, Pretzel Logic, named for the famed 1974 album, can be regularly found playing throughout the city. The 10-piece band, led by saxophonist and vocalist Peter Graham, is dedicated to exploring the Steely Dan songbook. If you are a fan of the Dan, or just on the lookout for great live music, Pretzel Logic will not disappoint. pretzellogic.ca
pretzel logic will play at timothy's and the orbit room in toronto, december 2019. photo by cylla von tiedemann
Founded in the spring of 2016, Eat A Peach brings together some of Toronto’s top musicians to perform the music of the legendary Allman Brothers Band. Featuring powerful guitars and soulful vocals, this local act faithfully recreates the sound, energy, and spirit of the pioneers of Southern Rock. Performances include a repertoire from all eras of the band's catalogue, including classics like Whipping Post, Blue Sky, Dreams, Midnight Rider and Jessica. Featuring the dueling guitars of Mack Jordan and Joshua Skye Engel, Josh Barkin on keyboards, Eric Stein on bass, Jamie Grossman on drums and Daniel Shlagbaum on percussion, this sextet of seasoned musicians regularly packs the house and never let up until closing time. facebook.com/allmanbrotherstribute
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eat a peach live at the horseshoe tavern, may 7, 2017 photo courtesy of eric fefferman. © 2017-2019. all rights reserved.
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4+1 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms. Stunning custom home complete with over 4,500 square feet of total living space. A perfect home with all the bells and whistles any family is looking for. Luxurious features throughout including Scavolini kitchen, spa-like ensuites, heated drive and walkway and gym space! Located in the heart of the Casa Loma neighbourhood of Toronto, this highly coveted address provides an escape from the big city feel of Toronto. Construction is nearing completion. Start the new year in a brand new home! 707-1275 FINCH AVENUE W | $409,000
Beautifully maintained & updated, detached 3-storey home in the Upper Beach. 4 bed + 2 bath with lots of natural light, charm & amazing finishes. Beautiful kitchen with walk-out to private deck and garden. 2 parking spaces.
Brand new raw space office condo located on the 7th floor with unobstructed views in the University Heights Professional Centre. Clean, bright and ready for your designer. Retail, medical and office use in the building.
507-399 Adelaide Street West
11 CASSELS AVENUE | $1,495,000
285 Strathallan Wood
601-736 Spadina Avenue
45 Howland Avenue
1802-200 Bloor Street West
147 Ronan Avenue
92 Alameda Avenue
9 Spadina Avenue, PH 805
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4901 - 180 University Avenue $2,375,000
*John R. Fortney
146 Strachan Avenue $3,099,000
143 Massey Street $1,399,900
*Daniel Bloch *Liora Tal-Bloch
Bay Street Corridor Luxury suite at the spectacular Shangri-La. South-west corner, breathtaking views, highest floor below the private residences. 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, stunning kitchen.
Niagara Stunning newly built 3-storey home in trendy Queen West. Open concept living rm/dining rm, modern kit, family rm, fab master w/fireplace, ensuite & 2 w/o to rooftop deck.
Trinity-Bellwoods Freehold townhouse steps to Trinity Bellwoods park. Large 2200 sf, 3 bed/3bath, 2 roof top terraces. Attached Parking.
290 Adelaide Street West, Penthouse $5,980,000
5302-16 Harbour Street $1,775,000
16 Harbour Street, Penthouse $7,250,000
*Sophia Biniaris *Kimberley Thorne
*John R. Fortney
Waterfront Communities Full floor penthouse suite encompassing 5600+ sf of total space with commanding 360 degree roof top views of the Toronto skyline.
Waterfront Communities Luxurious 3 bdrm, 3 bath spacious corner suite with city & lake views. Open concept, 10 ft ceilings. 2 prkg. State of the art amenities with 24/7 concierge.
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.
123 Davenport Road $3,249,000
602 – 118 Yorkville Avenue $7,498,000
102-223 St. Clair Avenue West $1,750,000
Annex Yorkville Georgian Brownstone. 3 + 1 bdrms, 4 baths. Separate entrance lower level suitable for office or rental. 2-car detached garage. Perfect location.
Annex The Hazelton — 4240 sf exceptional grandeur. 10' ceilings. French doors walk-out to 3 terraces. 24/7 concierge & valet, health club, pool & screening room.
Casa Loma Zigg Condo. Approximately 1800 sf townhouse condo on 2 levels, 3 bed, 3 bath. 2 parking spaces. Rooftop deck. Rental suite.
2A Nina Street $2,349,000
15 Warren Road $3,799,000
36 Austin Terrace Price Upon Request
Casa Loma New York City Brownstone. Fantastic legal duplex. Ideal for end user/investor/airbandb or convert to single family. In this location, at this price, it is a 10+.
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Casa Loma Architecturally designed & creatively rebuilt home with European flare. Update, enhance or build your dream home. Oversized 50 x 150 ft pool size lot.
Casa Loma 4+1 beds, 5+2 baths. Stunning custom home with over 5000 sf of total living space. Construction is nearing completion. Start the new year in a brand new home.
*Errol Paulicpulle *Mona Fatemi Badi
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49 Heath Street West $4,499,000
78 Farnham Avenue $4,980,000
Yonge-St Clair Designer’s own home fully renovated in 2018. Abundant light, open concept main floor, great finishes, built-in storage everywhere, outdoor space on two levels.
Yonge-St Clair One of a kind, a detached Queen Anne, a secret garden, at Yonge & St. Clair. Slate roof, bay windows, stained glass. Currently used as 5 separate units.
Yonge-St Clair Exquisite 3-storey detached home situated on huge 37 x 132 ft lot. An urban oasis on one of the best streets in the city. Open layout, 5 bdrm + finished basement.
18 Ava Road $3,798,000
230 Dunvegan Road $5,398,000
257 Dunvegan Road $5,500,000
*Robert Greenberg *Andre Kutyan
Forest Hill South Spectacular one-of-a-kind back-to-the-studs renovation in Forest Hill. Walking distance to Village shops, restaurants & future LRT.
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.
*Corinne Kalles **Elise Kalles
Forest Hill South Forest Hill classic home. 6 + 1 bedrooms, 5 baths. Spacious family room with walk-out to gardens. 2nd level library. Finished lower level.
*Corinne Kalles **Elise Kalles
*sales representative **broker
337-40 Oaklands Avenue $1,589,000
4901 - 180 UNIVERSITY AVENUE — $2,375,000
LIMERICK POINT LOT 12 — $2,464,900
Luxury suite at the spectacular Shangri-La. South-west Frank Lloyd Wright inspired contemporary home. 4524 sf corner, breathtaking views, highest floor below Private includes 994 sf finished basement. 10' ceilings on main. Residences. 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, stunning kitchen. Outstanding finishes. Tarion warranty. LE east coast barbados
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“TRANQUILITY VILLA” — $995,000 US
11 BROWNSTONE LANE — $979,900
Breathtaking views! 6 bed, 5 bath two-storey villa is just Stunning executive 2 bed townhome in the prestigious a minute from the beach and from “Soup Bowl,” one of Kingsway neighbourhood. Meticulously maintained and the best surfing destinations in the world. updated, this home is move-in ready.
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c03-c04 | CENTRAL *sales representative **broker
559 Spadina Road $5,495,000
*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland
1647 Bathurst Street $6,500,000
Forest Hill South Exquisite custom built, Forest Hill beauty. Superior quality finishes & attention to detail.
Forest Hill South Forest Hill development opportunity. Plans & permits in place for 4 semis & 1 det, 3-story TH. Richard Wengle Design. Elevator & garage. At Ardmore. Exclusive.
112 Warren Road $11,680,000
494 Russell Hill Road Price upon request
Forest Hill South Georgian-style home sited on best street. Lot size 75 x 173 feet. Blend of traditional features with Art Deco flair. 7 bedrooms. Magical gardens & infinity pool.
Forest Hill South Own a centre hall family home on one of Forest Hill’s most coveted tree-lined blocks. Update/renovate or build your dream home on a 52' x 149.6' sunny lot.
225 Forest Hill Road $6,998,000
Forest Hill South One-of-a-kind builder’s own home backing onto Beltline. Spectacular Richard Wengle design & finishes. Almost 8,700 sf of luxury living. Exclusive.
610-3800 Yonge Street $995,000
*Sacha Hayward *Marion Alberga
Bedford Park-Nortown Fantastic Governor’s Hill condo facing gorgeous gardens. Generous master, 2nd bdrm, 2 updated baths, eat-in kitchen with walk-out, parking, locker.
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767 SPADINA ROAD, FOREST HILL
Stunning stone Tudor, back to brick renovation provides top of the line luxury finishes and redesigned layout. Perfect for both entertaining and every-day family living. Situated in the heart of lower Forest Hill and steps to the newly constructed Eglinton subway (approx. 2 yrs). With a large 50x125 foot lot and parking for 6 cars.
c04 | CENTRAL *Leslie Dennis
540 St. Germain Avenue $1,925,000
1196 Avenue Road $2,149,000
Bedford Park-Nortown Fabulous four-year-old 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom custom built home in Ledbury Park. Family room, finished lower level, private drive and garage. Outstanding!
Bedford Park-Nortown Classic detached 3 bdrm with built-in garage + private drive. Reno eat-in kitchen, reno ensuite bath, fin bsmt with rec rm + nanny/storage + 4 piece, deep 150 ft lot.
Bedford Park-Nortown Exclusive. Detached home, in desirable Allenby school district. Three large 3 bedroom units, each with its own laundry and storage locker. Plenty of parking.
110 McGillivray Avenue $2,599,000
507 Cranbrooke Avenue $2,649,000
282 Brooke Avenue $2,695,000
*Andre Kutyan *Robert Greenberg
Bedford Park-Nortown This stylish contemporary home exemplifies the very best in the area. A clean sophisticated design with superb layout & grand principal rooms.
*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland
Bedford Park-Nortown Stunning contemporary retreat on most sought after block in Avenue/Lawrence! Showcasing the finest in finishes & built by Eco-Elegant Design & Build.
*Andre Kutyan *Robert Greenberg
Bedford Park-Nortown Grand traditional home located on premier street at Avenue Rd & Lawrence Ave.
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109 Burncrest Drive $1,748,800
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27 Sunshine Street $2,795,000
*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland
507 Deloraine Avenue $3,495,000
*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland
70 Carmichael Avenue $3,695,000
*Andre Kutyan *Robert Greenberg
Bedford Park-Nortown Stunning contemporary custm bld on private street in Avenue/Lawrence! This beauty is located on a side inlet off of Haddington boasting exquisite finishes thru-out.
Bedford Park-Nortown Stunning contemporary design on one of Avenue Road / Lawrence’s best blocks. This south facing lot boasts exquisite finishes thru-out.
Bedford Park-Nortown The quintessential luxury home perfectly situated steps to Avenue Rd retail, restaurants, schools, Cricket Club & so much more!
151 Yonge Boulevard $4,295,000
17 De Vere Gardens $5,090,000
109 Dell Park Avenue $2,179,000
*Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar
Bedford Park-Nortown This modern architectural masterpiece resembles a 5-star retreat and is tailor-made for a lifestyle of luxury.
Bedford Park-Nortown Exclusive. Beautiful custom built home in prime Cricket Club. Large kitchen/breakfast area open to family room, 4 bdrm, amazing lower level, 2-car garage.
LIMERICK POINT - LOT 19 | $2,219,900 FOR SALE
*Ken Ramsay *Jaime Ramsay
Englemount-Lawrence Stunning custom built stone & brick home on premium 50 x 103' lot with close to 5,000 sf of luxurious living space. 109Dellpark.com for more info.
337-40 OAKLANDS AVE | $1,589,000 FOR SALE
The Emmond House. 4761 sf. 10' ceilings on main, 9' on 2nd. One of 19 custom homes backing onto the Oakridges Moraine, built by Acorn homes. With Tarion. Site now under construction.
Designer’s own home fully renovated in 2018. Abundant light, open concept main floor, great finishes, built-in storage everywhere, outdoor space on two levels.
1196 AVENUE RD | $2,149,000
413-38 AVENUE RD
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Exclusive. Detached home, in desirable Allenby school district. Three large, tenanted 3 bedroom units, each with its own laundry and storage locker. Plenty of parking.
2,330 square foot condo in one of Toronto’s finest buildings, The Prince Arthur. Direct elevator access, two bedrooms plus den. Yorkville at your doorstep.
*Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland
198 Strathallan Boulevard $4,995,000
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7 Heather Street $2,349,000
Lawrence Park North Outstanding landmark residence on a 71' x 180' lot. Stunningly renovated from top to bottom with the utmost attention to detail.
Lawrence Park South Fantastic opportunity in prime Lytton Park! This beautiful family home has been stripped bare and completely renovated from top to bottom.
Lawrence Park South Lytton Park at its finest! This executive Georgian custom build exudes stunning finishes throughout.
431-701 Sheppard Avenue West $849,000
141 Yeomans Road $2,649,000
1 Stuart Avenue $2,449,000
Clanton Park Portrait Condos, south facing unit, 1100 sf, 2 bdr, 2 bths, den, 2 parking spots, locker, hardwood floors, new kitchen, Miele appliances, 2 walk-outs.
Clanton Park Spectacular sun filled home, 4 + 1 bedrooms, 5 baths, 10 ft ceilings, walk-outs, fireplaces, pool size lot, 3600 sf + 1350 sf lower level, luxurious finishes.
*Robert Greenberg *Dina Shoraka
Lansing-Westgate Luxurious home in West Lansing. Situated on quiet street, yet steps from Yonge & Sheppard subway & retail. Where luxury & convenience meet!
*sales representative **broker
27 Teddington Park Avenue Price upon request
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c07-c09 | CENTRAL *sales representative **broker
143 Burnett Avenue $2,798,000
*Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar
217 Churchill Avenue $1,499,000
323 Ontario Street $1,999,900
*Errol Paulicpulle *Mona Fatemi Badi
Lansing-Westgate This stunning custom home is situated on a quiet street, yet steps to Yonge & Sheppard, amenities and more!
Willowdale West Incredible building lot on one of the largest lots in highly coveted Willowdale West. Endless opportunities. Build 1 or sever and build 2 dream homes.
Cabbagetown-South St James Town Stunning chic renovated Cabbagetown detached Victorian with 10' high ceilings. Natural bamboo flooring on all 3 levels.
1307-1 Bloor Street East $1,140,000
44 Summerhill Gardens $2,550,000
47 Highland Avenue $8,950,000
Rosedale-Moore Park Fabulous 2 bed, 2 bath condo at the best location in Canada. Elegant apartment with stunning view of the city. Direct access to shops, restaurants & subway.
Rosedale-Moore Park Build or renovate your dream home on coveted Summerhill Gdns. With spectacular ravine views from each floor! Currently used as a duplex, steps to Yonge St.
Rosedale-Moore Park Rare opportunity to live on one of Rosedaleâ€™s most coveted cul-de-sacs. Wealth of skylights & French doors. Enclosed gardens. Close to schools & parks.
Experience the finest in luxury boutique living. The Penthouse at 77 Charles Street West
Luxurious penthouse, steps from Bloor Street and Yorkville. Soaring ceiling, grand principal rooms, dream kitchen, guest suite and spectacular master suite. Wall-to-wall windows surrounding the entire penthouse, breathtaking unobstructed south view of the city. $10,000,000. www.77CharlesPH1.com. Contact me today for a private showing.
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c10-C12 | CENTRAL *Adam Weiner **Karen Gurland
3A-2 Chedington Place $3,498,000
**Elise Kalles *Corinne Kalles
5A Carluke Crescent $4,495,000
Mount Pleasant East Absolutely stunning custom built family home. The most exquisite finishes with an open concept main floor, soaring ceilings, and superior quality millwork.
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.
Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills 4850 sf + basement, soaring ceilings & natural light cascading freely throughout. Gourmet kitchen with top-grade appliances. Private backyard.
117 Highland Crescent $7,500,000
88 Plymbridge Road Price upon request
215 Lord Seaton Road $2,995,000
Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills Stunning 10,700 sf of total living space, 6+ bedrooms. Rare lot with 115' frontage x 140' depth, architectually landscaped with inground pool.
*Geraldine DelZotto *Karen Rosenberg
Hoggs Hollow Magnificent urban manor stone house in Hoggs Hollow on a remarkable private treed ravine lot. All exquisitely appointed. This was Tom Cruise's summer residence.
*Mark Aliassa *Anthony Franciotti
St Andrew-Windfields One of the largest lots on Lord Seaton Rd. Approximately 65 x 208 ft, pies to over 100 ft at rear. Great layout with large principal rooms. Pool and landscaping.
*sales representative **broker
591 Hillsdale Avenue East $2,789,000
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Bright and Spacious! Gorgeous Hardwood! Professionally landscaped private yard. Excellent location, walking distance to Promenade, Jewish Schools and transit.
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27 Dempsey Crescent $3,795,000
196 Fenn Avenue $4,350,000
St Andrew-Windfields Large principal rooms great for entertaining or family living, spectacular master retreat with two walk-in closets & 8-piece spa inspired ensuite.
St Andrew-Windfields Gorgeous bungalow on prestigious street. Stunning 90 x 150 ft lot. Quiet street surrounded by mature trees, great schools, shops, transit & more. Rare find!
St Andrew-Windfields Superb interior design, extensive use of the finest materials, elevator, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry & butler’s pantry, lavish master.
46 Old Colony Road $4,695,000
34 Owen Boulevard $4,695,000
4 Park Glen Road $1,399,000
St Andrew-Windfields Rare opportunity to build your dream home. Almost half acre lot. Top public and private schools. Easy access to 401, DVP, shopping and hospitals.
St Andrew-Windfields Kitchen with butler’s pantry, breakfast area with French doors to backyard oasis, gorgeous master retreat with lavish his/her closets & spa-like en suite.
Banbury-Don Mills Highly sought after prestigious pocket in Don Mills. Nestled on a quiet family friendly street. South facing. Three bedrooms + three in the basement.
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179 Lord Seaton Road $4,495,000
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*Barbra Pollock *Corinne Kalles
8 Frivick Court $4,195,000
*Robert Greenberg *Reza Ipchilar
305-18 Rean Drive $618,000
*Evan Christensen **Niels Christensen
Banbury-Don Mills Great home on quiet crescent in the highly coveted Denlow area. Well maintained four bedroom family home. Close to transit, shopping, schools and highways.
Newtonbrook East Absolutely magnificent contemporary custom home on a wide pie shaped lot in the heart of Bayview and Steeles.
Bayview Village Exceptional boutique-style living at Bayview Village! 2 bed, 2 bath suite with functional split bedroom layout. Modern kitchen with breakfast bar.
11 Cassels Avenue $1,495,000
26 Thornhill Avenue $1,289,000
25 Edgehill Road $5,998,000
Upper Beach Beautiful detached 3-storey home, 4 bed + 2 bath. Includes finished basement with separate entrance, 2 lane parking spaces, schools & parks within walking distance.
Edenbridge-Humber Valley Fantastic opportunity to live in coveted, tree lined Baby Point! Walk to Bloor Street Village, restaurants, Humber Trails and River. Great bones.
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45 Leacock Crescent $1,998,000
Edenbridge-Humber Valley When size matters, look no further. Closest neighbour is 100' away on this 100' x 485' lot. 4 bed, 6 bath, raised bungalow. Move in/build dream home.
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20 GERMAN MILLS ROAD Beautiful family home, 3 bed, 3 bath, fenced yard. Double garage. Steps to Simonston Park.
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4 PARK GLEN ROAD Highly sought after prestigious pocket in Don Mills. 3 beds + 3 in the basement. $1,399,000
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| west *sales representative **broker
43 North Drive $8,288,000
203-8 Fieldway Road $2,550/month
11 Brownstone Lane $979,900
*John R. Fortney
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!
Islington-City Centre West Westwood Condos at Bloor & Islington. Stunning, bright, fully furnished suite. 1 bed + den, parking & locker. Walk to subway, GO & restaurants.
Kingsway South Stunning executive 2 bedroom townhome in the prestigious Kingsway neighbourhood. Meticulously maintained and updated, this home is ready to move into.
15 Loyalist Road $2,549,000
34 Oak Hampton Boulevard $2,899,999 *Sean Chase Seyid **Niels Christensen
68 Daisy Avenue, Lot 22 $1,159,000
Kingsway South This newly constructed, transitional gem is a beautiful 4-bed, 5-bath retreat. Located in an exceptional school district, making it perfect for families.
Kingsway South Modern & stylish custom-built family home. Includes 4 sizeable bedrooms, custom Muti kitchen and spectacular backyard with heated pool.
Long Branch Be the first to live in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome in Dunpar’s new pre-construction development, Lakeshore Village.
*Evan Christensen **Niels Christensen
SOLD IN 5 DAYS – RECORD PRICE IN THE BUILDING
30 Harrison Garden Blvd, Unit 2602
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| west *Karen Copland
2180 Parker Drive $3,850,000
*Ken Ramsay *Jaime Ramsay
1353 Aldo Drive $4,980,000
Mississauga Welcome to Port Credit Northshore Residences, steps to GO, very spacious move in ready. 1 bedroom, separate den or guest room, amazing lake views!
Mississauga Stunning custom built bungalow located in prestigious Gordon Woods. 9,379 sf of living space. Parkerdrive.ca for more information & floor plans.
Mississauga Newly built modern contemporary masterpiece in coveted Lorne Park! Theatre/golf simulator room, gold leaf cork finished Elevator, 8000+ sf, 4+2 beds, 7 baths.
35 Princess Margaret Boulevard $2,199,000 **Niels Christensen *Evan Christensen
183 Princess Anne Crescent $2,298,000
17 Tettenhall Road $2,365,000
Princess-Rosethorn Stylish renovated manor bungalow. 4000+ sf of beautifully appointed living space. Boasts inground pool nestled on exquisite gardens backing onto parklands.
Princess-Rosethorn Exceptional 4 bed, 5 bath executive home on oversized 65' x 257' pie-shaped lot. Private landscaped yard with inground pool. New flooring throughout.
Princess-Rosethorn Rarely available fully updated, 4+2 bdrm, 4 bath bungalow. Beautiful curb appeal! Perfect for families & entertaining! 2 fireplaces. Bright, sunny & spacious!
*sales representative **broker
414-1 Hurontario Street $574,000
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New, contemporary masterpiece in coveted Lorne Park/Port Credit! Exquisite design with theatre, golf simulator room, elevator, yoga / gym, Control4 automation smart home, multiple terraces and walkouts, large covered patio, pool sized 1/2 acre lot, 4+2 beds, 7 baths across 8,000+ total finished sf! Distinguished end street. Prime community! WINTER 2020 | 71
| north *sales representative **broker
1219-7805 Bayview Avenue $685,800 **Houman Amini *Elli Taghizadegan
101 Bentwood Crescent $1,349,000
Thornhill Prestigious and highly sought after ‘Landmark of Thornhill’. Spacious 2+1 bedroom. Over 1200 sf of living space with sunlit unobstructed south view.
Thornhill Great family home. 4+2 bdrms, 4 baths, open concept lr/dr, eat-in kitchen w/walk-out, family rm & main flr laundry/mudroom. Finished lower level. Dbl garage.
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.
33 Thornbank Road $5,888,000
Limerick Point - Lot 19 $2,219,900
Limerick Point - Lot 10 $2,465,900
*Ken Ramsay *Jaime Ramsay
Thornhill Your opportunity to live in a gated mansion on one of the most sought after streets in the country. Thornbankroad.com for more information
Richmond Hill The Emmond House. 4761 sf. 10' ceilings on main, 9' on 2nd. Tarion Home Warranty. Limerick Point's best value. Now under construction.
205 - 1 Cordoba Drive $2,500,000
**Michelle Schipper *John R. Fortney
Richmond Hill The Moore House. Located on a quiet cul-desac, blending with nature & The Oakridge Moraine. High end finishes, premium appliances, 4524 sf. Built by Acorn.
1 Cordoba Drive, #205
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Boutique building One-of-a-kind suite 4,122 sf!!! + 466 sf!!! South facing terrace with walk out from generous size kitchen 5 bedrooms Family room Office Abundance of storage Granite, marble and hardwood Steam room Soaring 9' ceilings Bright sun filled rooms Bathurst & Steeles
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| north / outside *Gloria DeFrancesco *Ana Santos
76 Old Bloomington Road $1,399,000 *Myriam Benchitrit **Michelle Schipper
220 Thomson Creek Boulevard $1,680,000
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!
Aurora Bloomington Heights in the heart of Aurora, 3000 sf modern townhome, private enclave, 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 parking, elevator, high end finishes.
Kleinburg Sensational transitional modern residence, brand new renovation! Premium pool sized lot on destination street, executive level finishes. New landscaping.
39 Briarose Avenue $2,849,000
140 Annsleywood Court Price Upon Request
360 Salisbury Drive $3,250,000
*Ken Ramsay *Jaime Ramsay
Kleinburg 1.5 acre executive estate in prestigious Kleinburg in an ultra private enclave of houses. 39Briarose.com for aerial pictures & floor plans.
Kleinburg Stunning 5000+ sf custom home in exclusive community. Ravine lot with 3 car garage. Finished lower level with cantina and theatre. Professional putting green.
Oakville 2 storey, 4 bed, 6 bath home. 83 x 135 ft lot. Sprawling backyard oasis, terrace, wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, soaker tub and more. The place to be!
4846 Escarpment Sideroad $1,950,000
17485 McLaren Road $14,995,000
4398 Concession Road 1 $1,488,000
Caledon Your dream lifestyle awaits! A 350' tree-lined drive greets you & opens to a 9.1 acre sprawling oasis. Includes pool with bar and cabana & huge covered pergola.
Caledon Grand country estate sited on 160-acres. 10 bedrooms, 13 baths. Indoor pool, gym, underground parking garage. Trout pond, tennis court & hiking trails.
Clarington Cape Cod home + equestrian facilities on 60 acres 1 hr east of Toronto. 16 stalls, lab (stud service), tack, indoor arena, paddocks. Rare find!
163 Ontario Street $975,000
2592 Kraumanis Road $4,188,888
12-233 Broward Way $587,900
Cobourg Minutes to Cobourg’s Boardwalk & Peace Park. Non-designated historical home on 3 lots. Approx 10,000 sf. Multiple F/Ps, wine cellar, in-ground pool & tennis court.
Northumberland 1hr NE of TO on Hwy 401. Nature integrated family compound. Top of the line splendour & magnificence. Sweeping penthouse view of hills & Lake Ontario.
*sales representative **broker
705-112 Woodbridge Avenue $1,898,000
Innisfil Spectacular “Friday Harbour Resort.” Enjoy the carefree living. Bright 2 storey unit with huge terrace overlooking marina and courtyard! A+ amenities.
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| north / cottage country *sales representative **broker
1810 Park Lane $849,000
5 Pinehurst Lane $1,450,000
426 Big Bay Point Road $2,650,000
Innisfil Absolutely charming waterfront home on sought after Park Lane in Kempenfelt Bay! Picturesque setting on private matured treed lot. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
Innisfil Meticulously maintained custom built bungalow with full lower level walkout on sought after Pinehurst Lane! Open concept design. Serene country living.
Innisfil Waterfront estate, professionally designed & built. Over 5000 sf, floor to ceiling glass. Breathtaking view of Kempenfelt Bay. Professional landscaping.
1899 Ridge Road $5,499,000
1 Bayvista Lane $9,850,000
24 Windfield Drive West $2,250,000
Innisfil French chateau inspired. 10,000 sf of the finest finishes and upgrades! 5 acre treed lot with extensive landscaping, and 212.5 ft south facing waterfront w/ private 60 ft pier & boat lift.
Georgina Rare and first time offered. 1,233 feet of shoreline on 56.65 acres of mature trees and lush greenery. Property includes a cleared 30 acre field.
Oro-Medonte Spectacular â€œScandinavian Farmhouse.â€? Custom built on sought after and rarely offered Windfield Drive. Luxury finishes in this open concept beauty. A must see to believe!
11171 Lakeridge Road $1,750,000
1051 John Robertson Lane $1,099,000
103 Deerfoot Trail $1,223,000
**John Aben **Mark Aben
**John Aben **Mark Aben
Scugog Exceptional 100' of waterfront home with gorgeous views & direct access to Chalk Lake. The ultimate destination for outdoor enthusiasts. 45 mins from Toronto
Muskoka Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage with 600' on beautiful Oxtongue Lake. Updated kitchen, sandy beach and plenty of space for families to enjoy.
Muskoka Distinctive 4600 sf home in prestigious Woodland Heights. Exceptional finishes, meticulously maintained and resting on a private 2.9 acre lot.
47 Wesley Road $1,295,000
Indian river $1,499,750
Lake Joseph $2,179,000
Muskoka Myers Lake in Muskoka is a clean and private lake with ample space to explore. This custom Post & Beam 5 bed, 2 bath cottage sits on 1.64 acres of flat land.
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Muskoka Classic Olde Muskoka 4 bedroom, 4 bath cottage. Garage, stunning views to beautiful sunsets, hard packed sandy shoreline, 3 minutes to Port Carling.
Muskoka Stylish lakeside end unit, tastefully renovated, main floor master with fireplace, screened lanai, and dock slip. Club amenities available and just steps away.
TH E L A K E S I M C O E C O L L EC T IO N B U YI NG AND S E LLI NG E STAT E P ROP E RT IE S IN I NNI S FI L, ORO-M OD ONT E & BA R R IE
24 WINDFIELD DRIVE WEST, ORO-MEDONTE | $2,250,000
588 BIG BAY POINT ROAD, INNISFIL | $3,900,000
1899 RIDGE ROAD, SHANTY BAY | $5,499,000
H ARVEYKALLE S . C O M/LA K E - S I MC O E - PROP E RTI ES
426 BIG BAY POINT ROAD, INNISFIL | $2,650,000
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| Cottage country / ici *sales representative **broker
1105 Rosseau Lake Road 2 $2,495,000
34b Ashfield Road $2,849,000
Indian river $2,975,000
Muskoka A great view and privacy. A 4 bedroom cottage in excellent condition and a 3 slip boathouse with accommodations and large upper sun deck area.
Muskoka Enjoy all day sun on Lake Rosseau. Located in a quiet, protected bay with spectacular vistas. This meticulously maintained property includes over 18 acres.
Muskoka Sensational 2 storey, 3 bedroom boathouse cottage, grandfathered and completely oversize 1200 sf of luxury, ample covered and open decking.
Lake Muskoka $3,895,000
Lake Joseph $5,985,000
8 Glenavy Lane $6,495,000
Muskoka 4 bedroom main cottage, 3 fireplaces, 2 bedroom waterâ€™s edge guest cottage, 2 slip boathouse with finished interior above, 3 car garage-finished area above.
Muskoka 5 bedroom cottage, boathouse with accommodations and gym/yoga studio below, superb craftsmanship throughout, 400' frontage on 28 acres, room for expansion.
Muskoka Distinguished, 6 bedroom estate overlooking Lake Rosseau. Every inch of this exceptional cottage has been skillfully built and custom designed throughout.
12-225 Wellesley Street East $750,000
116 Stephenson Avenue $1,499,900
1701 Avenue Road $3,499,000
*Errol Paulicpulle *Mona Fatemi Badi
Toronto Ground floor commercial condominium in high rise condo across from St. James Town apartment complex. Suits retail, specialty foods, medical, professional.
Toronto Fourplex, beautifully maintained! Amazing opportunity to own a well built, well maintained investment property in the heart of the city.
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.
2559 Yonge Street $8,999,000
12-21 Parr Boulevard $17/square foot
831 University Avenue West $1,050,000
**Michelle Schipper *Philip Pick
Toronto Entire building on high profile corner at lighted intersection Sherwood and Yonge, adjacent to public parking. Former 2-storey bank, gutted and under reno.
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Bolton Prime highway commercial unit at Hwy 50 & Parr Blvd in South Bolton. Operate your business in this 1,900 sf, 2-storey unit with large east facing windows.
Windsor Downtown freestanding commercial building formerly operating as beauty school. High ceilings, exposure to busy main street. Suits retail, health & beauty.
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20 EVERETT ROAD – SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA • $1,338,000
Understated Nature Integrated Residence with Penthouse-like Panoramas…Sweeping Vistas over Northumberland Hill and Lake Ontario on ~60 Acres. Just a bit over an hour from Toronto North of HWY 401…Inground Pool, Stone Terraces, Tennis Court, Vaulted Ceilings… ~ 13,000 sf w/Personal Gym and Spa...Wine Cellar, Fireplaces, Meditation Spaces, Library, Interior Waterfalls…Painter’s Atelier or Sound Studio. • The Tennis Court sits on 53.92 Acres and is deeded separately — another residence may be built on this acreage.•
A Quiet Study of Modern Elegance on a Cul-de-Sac with Sweeping Vistas & docked onto Georgian Bay • Gateway to UNESCO Biosphere • Minutes to Wiarton Keppel International Airport (Custom Clearing for Private Planes or Commuter Package from Downtown Toronto (Billy Bishop) •~6K SF on 2 LVLs; Self-Enclosed Guest Quarter W/O to TERR, Theatre & Play Rooms, Private Office, Master Ensuite Spa w/Spacious W/I Closet, Miele Appliances +++ • Heated FLRs • Decks, Patios, Terraces, Outdoor Hot Tub, Oversized Balcony • $$$ spent over Asking.
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163 ONTARIO STREET – COBOURG
4398 CONCESSION ROAD 1 – CLARINGTON • $1,488,000
FIVE PINES – NORTHUMBERLAND • $4,188,888
Private Cul-de-Sac yet minutes to HWY401 from Newtonville RD within 1 Hour from TO. ~60 Acres (about ½ forested) Zoned Agriculture. All Exterior Structures were constructed by Agri-Span - Barn 50’x120’ INCL Tack RM & OFF w/16 Indoor Stalls 12’x12’ (INCL Lab for Stud Service $90k right there); 60’ x 120’ Indoor Arena; Quonset Hut w/Concrete Slab 40’x60’ - EACH of these Structures INCL House has 200 AMP Service. 2 Paddocks. Quaint Cape Cod Main Residence w/Vaulted Ceilings in Foyer; Custom KIT.
(Sold $300K over “comparables” cited by buyers & buyers’ agents) A living history on three town lots with absolute privacy. Original Home of one of the Burnets, founding families of Cobourg & builder for Victoria (City) Hall and the descended longest serving mayor before the current lineage took over. Five Pines is the current home of the Patriarch.
kalles cares Giving back to the community is a central tenet of the Harvey Kalles Real Estate culture. We are so proud of our team’s commitment to helping others. Congratulations on all of your achievements in making Greater Toronto a better place to live. We proudly supported a number of charities in 2019 including: Baycrest Foundation Best Buddies Canada Building Roots Foundation CAMH Casey House Chai Lifeline Colon Cancer Canada Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Israel Cancer Research Kayla’s Children Centre Maccabi Canada Make-A-Wish Foundation Mazon Canada Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation
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Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation North York Food Harvest North York General Hospital Foundation Out of the Cold Rotary Club Save A Child’s Heart Second Harvest SickKids Foundation Starlight Children’s Fund Sunnybrook Hospital Terry Fox Fund Ve’ahavta Toronto Rehab Foundation
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The Ultimate in Yorkville bloor-yorkville 38 avenue road, suite #2200, toronto — $6,250,000
This truly exceptional, newly custom designed corner suite by Brian Gluckstein, sets a new standard for luxury condo living. Impressively & extensively upgraded, this 2-bedroom plus den with great room (3185 sf), has jaw-dropping, stunning panoramic south/west/north vistas from every room! Please call for more details.
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Location, Location, Location woodbridge 112 woodbridge avenue, suite 705, vaughan — $1,898,000
Live in the heart of Woodbridge, ideally located in beautiful Market Lane. Luxuriously furnished, stunning 1900 sf penthouse with breathtaking views. Enjoy an additional 1200 sf exclusive use rooftop terrace with outdoor hot tub, entertainment and dining areas. All this plus 3 parking spots. Steps to shopping, restaurants, cafés and so much more!
gloria defrancesco, sales representative
Entertainer's Dream yonge & st. clair 78 farnham avenue, toronto — $4,980,000
Spectacular 3-storey detached home situated on a 37 x 132 ft. lot. Stunning renovations and additions completed in October of 2019. This house is an entertainer’s dream; complete with an open concept main floor layout and a modern chef’s kitchen. Located on one of the best streets in the city, and close to chic shopping, restaurants, TTC, and the Downtown Core. Truly a must see!
corinne kalles, sales representative
Truly a Rare Find bayview & york mills 95 old colony road, toronto — $10,800,000
An enduring, timeless classic estate masterfully created by Murakami & Gluckstein. 2/3 acre lot featuring pool, cabana & tennis court. Approx. 9,125 SF + bsmt, with 5 beds & 9 baths. Grand 2-storey foyer, library, spacious formal living & dining rooms for gracious entertaining. ‘Falcon’ kitchen, high-end appliances, generous master bedroom with his/hers dressing rooms & ensuite baths, 8-car garage, elevator & wine cellar.
robert greenberg, sales representative 416.543.1507 | firstname.lastname@example.org andre kutyan, sales representative 416.451.2642 | email@example.com 80 | the COLLECTION
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Above Toronto’s skyline rests the most sought after, award-winning, and internationally-acclaimed residence, One Bloor. Anchored by a six-storey podium, the building peaks at an impressive seventy-six floors. One Bloor embodies effortless living in its highest form and reaches beyond to make spaces for all of life’s moments and the opportunity to create new ones.
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Published on Dec 17, 2019
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