Curb Appeal Etobicoke ISSUE 02 2021

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Paul Nusca Broker SEE MY FEATURE LISTING ON PAGES 12 & 13

99 Willingdon Boulevard, The Kingsway


#1 IN SALES

AT HARVEY KALLES* FOR 2020 - 2016! *Bloor West Office

TOP 5 IN SALES COMPANY-WIDE

AT HARVEY KALLES* FOR 2020 - 2016!

43 North Drive

$8,288,000 • 43northdrive.com

143 Shaver Avenue North $2,100,000 • asantos.ca

68 Wendover Road

Baby Point

$4,998,000 • asantos.ca

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126 Princess Anne Crescent $2,598,000 • asantos.ca

7 Twyford Road

$1,998,000 • 7twyford.com

W E L C O M E TO T H E T E A M I am pleased to welcome my daughter Sara Branco to my team! And together, we are excited to bring an even higher level of customer service and luxury concierge approach to our clients.

11 Ivy Lea Crescent Sold

As the latest in a line of home professionals— including generations of builders, an interior designer, and an agent—Sara practically grew up in the business. This connection has given her a holistic view of her industry, one that complements her own fresh perspective. Sara knows that at its heart, real estate is about people. That’s why she’s proud to have a customer service background, which has helped shape her client-centred approach. She also completed a program in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University. With its focus on communication and community involvement, her education has prepared her well for a career that’s all about genuine connection.

172 Stanton Avenue Sold

Sara can be reached at 416.575.7317 and sara@asantos.ca

2316 Bloor St W Toronto, ON M6S 1P2 | 416.441.2888 D: 647.232.7317 | ana@asantos.ca | www.asantos.ca *Represented Buyer


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3 SUSSEX DRIVE

1185 THE QUEENSWAY

$6,750,000

COMING SOON

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An exceptional waterfront home offering absolute privacy, this custom-built 6,500 square foot masterpiece is situated on 140 feet of direct waterfront property with private beach access and offers breathtaking 240-degree views of the Toronto skyline & western Lake Ontario. Waterfront property with direct access is rarely available and this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for the discerning buyer! This exquisite 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in South Etobicoke, just a short commute to downtown Toronto. The property features spectacular exterior landscaping and the interiors are nothing short of astounding.

Excellent 1 bedroom + den unit with 9-foot ceilings and an oversized balcony. Breakfast bar seating in the kitchen complete with full-sized appliances. Full range of building amenities including gym, rooftop terrace, indoor pool & more. Just minutes from QEW, 427, Sherway Gardens, and Costco.

Thoughtfully renovated Humber Valley home with approximately 3540 square feet of magnificent, European-inspired interiors on a private, wooded, ravine-like lot. Prepare to be swept away by the timeless charm and authentic finishes that adorn each room of this home .

Call Niels or Evan at 416.722.4723 for more details

Call Niels or Evan at 416.722.4723 for more details

Call Niels or Evan at 416.722.4723 for more details

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2662 BLOOR STREET WEST

EDENBRIDGE-HUMBER VALLEY

RIVERHOUSE AT THE OLD MILL

COMING SOON

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Outstanding 2 bedroom suite in the upscale Terraces of Old Mill condos! Over 1,100 sq feet of sophisticated interiors. Spacious, open-plan layout with gourmet kitchen and plenty of upgrades throughout. Indoor pool, rooftop gardens, fitness centre & more!

Thoughtfully renovated Humber Valley home with approximately 3540 square feet of magnificent, European-inspired interiors on a private, wooded, ravine-like lot. Prepare to be swept away by the timeless charm and authentic finishes that.

An unsurpassed level of luxury in a lush riverside setting is what you can expect at The Riverhouse at the Old Mill. This impeccably well-kept two bedroom suite is perfect for those who appreciate fine architecture and functionality.

The Kingsway Regent! Luxury boutique condo building in the heart of Humber Valley Village. Walk to Humbertown Shopping Centre with TTC at your doorstep. Recently updated, well designed & spacious, open concept, 2-bedroom suite.

Call Niels or Evan at 416.722.4723 for more details

Call Niels or Evan at 416.722.4723 for more details

Call Evan or Niels at 416.722.4723 for more details

Call Niels or Evan at 416.722.4723 for more details

THINKING ABOUT BUYING, SELLING OR INVESTING IN 2021? Contact us today to get started. 416.722.4723 l info@christensengroup.ca l christensengroup.ca

christensengroup.ca 416.722.4723 | info@christensengroup.ca NIELS CHRISTENSEN Broker

Top 1% In Toronto* Over 2500 Families Served

HARVEY KALLES

*Based on Dollar Volume of Sales and Units Sold in 2017 & 2018

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MEIGHAN MURAWSKI Sales Representative


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IT’S NOT YOU... IT’S YOUR ONE OLD MILL Sun-drenched living! Lofty 9ft ceilings and freshly painted 1 plus 1 bedroom suite offers view of city skyline and lake in award winning Tridel building. Gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar; walkout from living/dining to 50 square foot balcony. Master with walk-in closet and floor-to-ceiling windows. Flexible den/2nd bedroom. Second floor locker and parking space. 1 Old Mill Drive

TOWN & COUNTRY A suite of this calibre is seldom available. Fully renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite offers 9ft ceilings, chef’s kitchen, lush baths and stunning custom cabinetry and millwork. Impeccable attention to detail with luxurious design and quality finishes. Includes parking. Full building amenities. 1 Lomond Drive

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NUTAN BROWN ENERGY, COMMITMENT, RESULTS.

83 Armadale Avenue Once in a while, a magical house comes on the market and this would be one. A rare and exceptional opportunity! First time on the market in 35 years. Beautiful family home on a lovely, tree-lined meandering street and surrounded by homes with the most interesting architectural details. This Swansea Village Gem has been loved and cared for, honouring its original charm and character. Stately living/dining rooms, renovated kitchen, main floor office, garage/parking. Direct access to Willard Gardens Parkette!

Visit my website for more information about this listing.

TESTIMONIAL

It has been such a pleasure to work with Nutan. With patience and good advice, she helped me see through two major life events: finding the right condo in the right neighbourhood for me - and then selling my house in Bloor West Village. And all during this challenging time of COVID. There were many steps involved, especially in preparing the house for sale, and Nutan was there with great support throughout. She connected me with experienced pros to get everything market-ready and her calm, positive outlook helped me stay grounded and on track. And brought excellent results! If you want an agent who is professional, responsive, and knows her stuff - you can’t do better than Nutan.


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304 Garden Avenue $1,385,000

8 Elliott Avenue $2,285,000

38 Joe Shuster Way #1208 $464,990

55-57 Vine Avenue $2,400/month

245 Jane Street $3,250/month

218 Queens Quay W #1705 $1,800/month

2067 Lake Shore Blvd TH1 Lakeside Place

57 Vernon Street Junction

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38 Cameron Street #927 Kensington

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Kristofer Lawson*

Markian Silecky**

Anna Iwanyshyn*

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Stephanie Martin*

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647.717.0278

416.605.2621

647.282.7653

416.554.6903

647.783.2040

416.400.4485

647.868.4165

Babiak Team Real Estate Brokerage Ltd. 327 Jane St, Toronto, ON M6S 3Z3 Not intended to solicit parties under agency agreement. **Broker *Sales Representative. + Based on 2020 TRREB MLS dollar volume of sales and units sold.



ISSUE 02 • 2021

2021 DESIGN TRENDS

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Heart Of ‘The Kingsway’ 28 Queen Marys Drive Stately Residence ~ 5+1 Bdrm ~ 4 1/2 Bath Exceptional Space For A Growing Family Substantial Millwork & Attention To Detail Coveted Schools & Wonderful Community Spirit

Prime ‘Thompson Orchard’

Lower Level With Walk Up To Yard

3 Orchard Crescent NEWER ~ 4+1 Bdrm ~ 4 1/2 Bath On Trend Design For Today’s Buyer Sleek Modern Open Concept Flow Easy Stroll To Kingsway Shops & Restaurants

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2 suites with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom available - Call me for details or to schedule an exclusive showing.

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20 Queen Marys Drive • $3,298,000

51 White Oak Boulevard • $2,698,000

A rare offering that demands attention. Exuding curb appeal this genuine Home Smith Tudor on The Kingsway’s most coveted Queen Mary’s Drive sits on a rare 50’ x 145’ lot. It’s noticeably grand, quaint and filled with charm, boasting 3 ground floor living rooms, eat-in kitchen, master en-suite and a beautiful secluded back yard with inground pool and lovely mature English garden. It’s no wonder Home Smith’s chief architect chose this for his own residence back in 1928! Located within walking distance of best schools, Grenview entrance to Royal York subway, Vintages LCBO, dining, shops, pubs and Humber River trails. 20 minutes to Financial/ Theatre districts, airports and near some of Toronto’s finest golf. This is one of those special opportunities not to be missed. See more at 20QueenMarys.com

This sun-filled Kingsway beauty suits so many! 4+ bedrooms, 6 baths, spacious principal rooms, big eat-in kitchen, family room, basically a room for all in the family! Master suite with walk-in closet and luxury bath. Lower level separate entrance and sweet separate living quarters with kitchen for in-law or extra income. Many walk-outs with sitting areas and pretty gardens. Fully renovated, so lovely and tasteful and only a block to Kingsway shops, pubs, dining, cafés, schools, parks, rec centre and subway! You can’t help but love it! See more at 51WhiteOak.com

46 White Oak Boulevard • $1,799,000

4 The Kingsway, Suite 503 • $1,798,000

2855 Bloor St W, Suite 212 • $855,000

Best Kingsway location. Great bones, spacious principal rooms, sweet family room, curb appeal +++, garage and a pretty garden! All this can be yours at an entry level price into one of Toronto’s finest neighbourhoods. Look around and see caring families and children playing, all the family amenities your heart desires… skating arena, swimming pool, rec centre, parks, library, subway, shops, dining, pubs, cafés and local cinema. This home is a jewel that you can renovate to your heart’s content or save for a rainy day. 20 mins to Financial/ Theatre districts and airports, near some of Toronto’s finest golf! Superior 46’ x 115’ lot. See more at 46WhiteOak.com

Luxury 2 bedroom/2 bathroom in The Kingsway/Old Mill’s latest “flatiron” boutique condo residence with exclusive concierge, valet and 24 hour security. This suite stands apart by its efficient open concept layout, 10’ ceilings, balcony with BBQ outlet, the finest finishes and thousands spent on upgrades. Includes 2 side by side parking and 2 lockers. Shop the fruit markets and delis of Bloor West Village or stroll/cycle along the Humber River. You will love this friendly, prestigious neighbourhood with its beautiful homes and grand trees! Subway at your doorstep and some of Toronto’s finest golf nearby. See more at 503-4TheKingsway.com

The perfect pied-a-terre! Newly renovated 1-bedroom plus den. Rare south-facing with pretty garden view in sought after Kingsway Condominiums. Minutes to Old Mill subway! Stroll to Old Mill Inn, Humber River cycling/walking paths, eclectic Bloor West shopping to the east and Kingsway dining and shops to the west. Easy 15 minute drive to Financial/Theatre districts, convenient to airports! Call for extensive list of renovations. Pet friendly. See more at 212-2855Bloor.com

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SUPERB “BACK TO THE BRICKS� RENOVATION blends a classic Tudor exterior with a modern and chic interior in The Kingsway. This pristine 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is just two blocks to Bloor and situated in the coveted Lambton-Kingsway Junior Middle School and Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School catchments. The open main floorplan basks in natural light and provides a rear walkout to a sizable patio and fully fenced backyard from the combined gourmet kitchen/family room. Featuring fine attention to detail throughout, including gleaming hardwood floors, two gas fireplaces, an upper foyer skylight, heated bathroom floors on main and upper, and ample storage. Boasting a generous master suite with walk-in closet and luxe 5 piece ensuite bath which showcases marble tiling, large walk-in shower and a stand-alone soaker tub. The spacious lower rec room has a cozy corner fireplace as well as a built-in media unit. This picturesque and professionally landscaped home is primely nestled in a family-oriented neighbourhood near restaurants, cafes, amenities, parks and the subway, with easy highway access to both the airport and downtown.


HOME DÉCOR

2021

DESIGN TRENDS

By Louis Duncan-He | Photography by Heather Dunbar Photography

2020 HAS FORCED US TO ALL REFOCUS OUR EFFORTS INWARDS... SPECIFICALLY TOWARD OUR HOMES. WE NOW EXPECT THEM TO WORK HARDER FOR US AND OUR FAMILIES THAN THEY EVER HAVE, AND IT IS THIS EVOLUTION THAT HAS HAD THE BIGGEST IMPACT ON DESIGN TRENDS FOR 2021.

HERE ARE 3 MAIN DESIGN TRENDS I SEE AHEAD:

1 / ZEN - LIKE SPACES The desire for zen and “spa-like” spaces have gained major traction in the past year. It comes as no coincidence that Benjamin Moore named Aegean Teal as its colour of the year with its tranquil and serene nature. At my company Louis Duncan-He Designs, we’ve had more clients than ever ask for spaces that are designed to make it virtually impossible to carry any remnants of the day’s stressors into them. Popular zen trends will include: • SOFT PASTEL AND SPA-LIKE COLOURS: Think teals, soft greens along with gentle blush and earth tones. • NATURAL TEXTURES: Incorporating elements like unfinished wood, touches of rattan and wicker are all perfect and harmonious accents to further heighten the zen vibe • BEAUTIFUL BOTANICALS: We all yearn for a connection to the outdoors... we will see a lot more green (both real and fake) in homes. They can refresh our air, brighten our moods and contribute to a sense of accomplishment in seeing daily growth.

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2 / STATEMENT SPACES With so much monotonous indoor time, we all yearn for spaces that inspire us and make us feel something. In addition, the inability to travel has led home owners to venture outside of their creative comfort zones in order to replicate those missing experiences. Statement trends will include: • WONDROUS WALLPAPER: Gone are the days where wallpaper equals the tired bedroom walls at your grandparents house. With so many fabulous and chic options available, wallpaper is a cost-effective way to completely alter the ambience of a space • MEANINGFUL MILLWORK: There are so many ways that millwork can bring a feature wall to life. Think panels, shiplap, wainscotting or even a custom designed pattern. • DRAMATIC COLOURS: Just as colour can be used to calm the senses, it can also be a transformative catalyst for renewed inspiration (e.g. Pantone’s colour of the year Ultra Violet). Bold and dramatic colour choices are no longer tied to singular feature walls. Entire rooms along with kitchen cabinets are being revived with bold punches of colour.

3 / MULTI - FUNCTIONAL LIVING As a result of the majority of schools and the workforce being brought indoors, commingled spaces have transitioned from a want to a requirement. We’ve all had to drastically rethink how our spaces need to function. Our dining rooms need to double as offices and living rooms are now classrooms for children. Some of these trends will include: • CUSTOMIZED DESIGN: Living room fireplaces built-ins, floor-to-ceiling shelving and creative storage solutions are all long-term investments that will drastically improve how spaces both look and function. • TRANSFORMATIVE FURNITURE: The internet has provided access to so many types of multi-functional furniture pieces ranging from fold-up tables that transition

into desks to a single stool that transforms into a bench. Homeowners want pieces that are versatile and adaptable. • DINING ROOM REVIVAL: The dining room and kitchen are often the hearts of the home. It’s where we gather, connect, eat and now also work. In 2021 will see a renewed focus on dining rooms that make an impact. Regardless of the multitude of design trends we’ll see ahead in 2021 as a result of this past year, the common denominator is that they’ll need to elicit more joy, spark additional growth and ultimately make us feel safe. That’s the magic of the home, It’s the one area we can have control over in a world that seems to have lost control. ◆

LOUIS DUNCAN-HE, is the Creative Director and Principal of Louis Duncan-He Designs. This notable Calgary, Montreal based boutique design firm offers complete residential design services throughout Canada. With a distinct timeless perspective, they create unified authentic designs. @ louis.dhe • LouisDHe.com

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FINANCIAL

When SHOULD I

CHANGE MY LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE? Article by Domenic Amodeo | Insurance Broker

In most cases, a viable solution when a change is needed, would be to add a policy, especially if your existing policy is more than five years old. In some cases, it may be possible to adjust your existing policy. Some types of life insurance policies allow for adjustments to the death benefit amounts or even the premium payments. You may also be able to add policy riders that can increase your protection. In all cases, it is strongly suggested that you review your existing policy with a life insurance professional who can tell you precisely what options are available to you.

SUMMARY

THE ONE THING OF WHICH WE CAN ALL BE CERTAIN OF, IS CHANGE. LIFE HAPPENS EVERY DAY AND, AS A RESULT, WE ARE CONSTANTLY ASSESSING OUR SITUATION AND CHANGING OUR COURSE, USUALLY BY MAKING SMALL ADJUSTMENTS. A life insurance purchase is one of the few decisions we make with a more long-term perspective. But, over time, as life unfolds, we may find that even our life insurance coverage no longer provides the protection it once did. As with any core element of our financial portfolio, a change in life insurance coverage should only be considered after a thorough review of your current and future financial needs. The question of, “Should I change my life insurance coverage?” comes up for many people who have either let life pass them by without periodically reassessing their financial situation, or because they experienced a major life change for which their current coverage may no longer be adequate. Ideally, life insurance coverage should be reviewed regularly, as often as annually. In doing so, it is more likely that only smaller changes in coverage will be necessary.

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But, for most people, life can change in big ways, sometimes abruptly – a birth, a death, a marriage, a new home, a divorce, a new job, a lost job; all of these changes should prompt an immediate review of your current and future financial planning inclusive of your life insurance coverage.

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP Most life insurance professionals would agree that it is almost never a good idea to simply change one life insurance policy for another on a whim. Life insurance costs are always going up, so the policy that you bought some years ago, would cost more if purchased today, especially if there have been any negative changes in your health condition. Also, when you exchange one life insurance policy for another, the contestability period of the coverage starts all over again.

When planning your financial future, you should expect things to change, and with that, you should review your financial plan to ensure your future needs will be met. The need for life insurance rarely goes away completely. In fact, for most people, the need for additional, permanent protection often increases. Life insurance is a long-term commitment that should be revisited regularly, but certainly in anticipation of, or as a result of, major life events. It is rare that the first life insurance policy that one purchases will suffice in the long run. The issue as to whether or not your life insurance plan needs an addition, an adjustment, or even a wholesale change, can only be addressed after a thorough analysis of your current policies and your long-term needs. ◆

Domenic is Founder/Principal of AMCO Insurance & Financial Services. He collaborates with your professional advisory team to achieve your desired outcomes. He gets you organized, so you and your family can rest easy. 416 850 2158 *This content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information provided is not written or intended as tax or legal advice and may not be relied on for purposes of avoiding any Federal or Provincial tax penalties. Individuals are encouraged to seek advice from their own tax or legal counsel. Individuals involved in the estate planning process should work with an estate planning team, including their own personal legal or tax counsel. Neither the information presented, nor any opinion expressed constitutes a representation by us of a specific investment or the purchase or sale of any securities. Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. This material was developed and produced for AMCO Financial to provide information on a topic that may be of interest.


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Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 2.5 hrs | Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS • 1.5 pounds bottom round beef, trimmed and cut into small chunks • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour, divided • 1 tsp vegetable oil • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly cut

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DIRECTIONS STEP ONE: In a frying pan over medium-high heat, sweat onions and garlic until transparent. Add in mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. STEP T WO: Place a large stewing pot on the stove over medium-

high heat. Toss the beef in 2 tablespoons flour and season with salt and pepper. Once the stew pot is hot, add oil to coat the bottom surface. Add in beef, but only enough so there is room for each piece to properly sear. Shake the pot occasionally and the cubes will come undone as they finish searing. Don’t force it as it will tear the meat. Continue to sear remaining pieces of beef. Once completed, remove meat from pot and reduce heat. STEP THREE: In a heat-safe container, pour in liquid bouillon

and remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Stir. Mix in boiling water and stir until incorporated and dissolved. STEP FOUR: In the same pot where you seared the beef, add

liquid bouillon mixture and Worcestershire sauce. Skim the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to deglaze and get up all that goodness left over from searing the meat.

RECIPE TIP : While you can make and eat the stew filling the same day, the flavours will be more concentrated and delicious if you refrigerate overnight. It’s worth the wait for best results! STEP FIVE: Toss meat back into stewing pot along with sweated vegetables. Pour in ale. Give a good stir and add in fresh herbs, submerging them. Remove from heat, cover pot with a lid and place in oven at 325°F (162°C) for 90 minutes. STEP SIX: Remove from oven, allow to rest and completely

cool. Remove thyme sprigs, parsley and bay leaf and discard. Refrigerate overnight for best results. STEP SEVEN: Once ready to bake, transfer stew mixture into a

casserole dish or individual ramekins for single serve. Carefully place thawed puff pastry over top, leaving an inch hanging over. Press and seal pastry to the side of the dish. Apply egg wash for shine if you desire. STEP EIGHT: Bake at 375° F (190°C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until

puff pastry is golden brown and filling is warmed through. STEP NINE: Remove from oven and allow to rest before cutting. newscanada.com

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$2,599,900

New custom built home, excellent features and layout, in high demand Humber Heights area, newly built with 4,500+ square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms plus office and 5 bathrooms, 9ft ceilings, good sized rooms and open concept creates inviting ambiance. Stunning features throughout home, finishes with mastered details. Dream kitchen overlooking family room. Quartz countertop and backspalsh. Master retreat with walk-in closet and ensuite! 2 laundry rooms. Finished basement. Minutes to subway line, Lambton Golf and St George’s Golf & County Club. Text 40191056 for more details.

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BURNHAMTHORPE/MEADOWBANK

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$2,188,888

Custom built Eatonville home approx 3,400 square feet of living space with top of line materials, gourmet kitchen with pot filler featuring quartz countertop and waterfall island, hardwood floors, spalike bathrooms with heated floors, gas fireplace contemporary indoor and outdoor lighting,floating stairs with glass railing, landscaped gardens with interlocking heated driveway. 9.6ft ceilings, gas fireplace, heated floors (basement and all bathrooms), extra large main foolr windows. Text 40191056 for more details.

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MARTINGROVE/WESTHUMBER

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Beautiful renovated and updated home with basement apartment. Spacious living/dining with warm oak hardwood and cozy fireplace floor throughout. Modern kitchen. Finished basement with second kitchen and separate entrance! Walking distance to beautiful ravine and trails. Close to all major highways 401/409/407/400/27/427. Text 40191056 for more details.

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“Back to the bricks” renovated 4 bedroom, 4 bath home just two blocks from Bloor. Classic Tudor exterior with a modern, chic interior. Rear walkout from combined gourmet kitchen/family room. Master with luxe 5 piece ensuite. Lambton-Kingsway JMS catchment. .

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South facing 2 bedroom, 2 full bath suite with a luxurious and modern flair. Open concept, designer kitchen, gas fireplace, open balcony. Master with 6 piece ensuite bath. 1 parking and locker. Close to historic Old Mill, trails and subway.

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BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

306 - 2 OLD MILL DR

South facing and pristine with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Open concept floorplan, contemporary style, open balcony. Boutique Tridel “Two Old Mill Condos” with 5 star amenities. 1 parking and oversized locker.

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Live near the lake in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite. Offers approx 1,200 square foot interior with unobstructed lake and city views. Office can revert to 2nd bedroom. Side by side underground parking spots. Extensive amenities.

216 PRINCE EDWARD DR S

Picturesque 3+1 bedroom, 3 bath home provides open concept principal rooms, sunken main floor family room with walkout, 3-season sunroom. Kitchen with granite and stainless steel, renovated lower level, updated baths. Sunnylea JS district. .

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87 VAN DUSEN BLVD

Custom built 4 plus 2 bedroom, 5 bath with 4,900 square feet of artful living space over all levels. Contemporary design, excellent flow, superb attention to detail. Soaring windows, 2nd floor laundry, Juliet balconies, lower walk-up to south facing yard, and more.

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