Curb Appeal Etobicoke - ISSUE 03 • 2024

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Pettigrew CEO • Broker Lauren Pettigrew Senior VP • Sales Representative St. Georges Golf & Country Club, Toronto SEE OUR FEATURE LISTING ON PAGES 10+11 RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS INC., BROKERAGE • INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED
647.232.7317 416.575.7317 *Represented Buyer #1 IN SALES BLOOR STREET WEST 2021 - 2016 #3 IN SALES COMPANY-WIDE 2021 2316 Bloor St W Toronto, ON M6S 1P2 I 416.441.2888 D: 647.232.7317 I 99 Allanhurst Drive For Sale 22 Jellicoe Avenue For Sale 49 Edgevalley Drive For Sale 19 Blair Athol Crescent For Lease 407-293 The Kingsway Coming to MLS - For Sale 20 Leland Avenue For Sale 27 Skinner Road For Sale / Waterdown 20 Brin Drive - Suites 806 & 1804 Both for Lease - Both 2 Bed/2 Bath, 1 parking, 1 locker 580 College Street - Apt. #1 & #2 Both for Lease - 2 Bed/2 Bath & 1 Bed/1 Bath

A splendid Victorian retreat, an artist’s sanctuary spanning nearly 4000 sq ft of living space, complete with a captivating studio suite above the detached 2-car garage! Revel in the abundant period charm this residence offers, alongside modern touches that enhance its allure. This home is a masterpiece, featuring a beautiful backyard, sundeck off the 2nd bedroom and the studio suite above the garage even has its own charming deck. Enjoy the short, pleasant stroll to the University of Toronto, Kensington, and Little Italy, where this dwelling seamlessly combines historical elegance with the vibrant essence of modern urban living. This property qualifies for a laneway house build in the rear portion of the lot, under Toronto’s “Changing Lanes” program.


Welcome to suite 1113 at The Waterford! This spacious and light filled 1+1 bdrm will feel like home sweet home. From the second you walk in with its open concept and functional layout. Custom built floor to ceiling closet in the den is perfect to store all of your belongings. Step out onto your balcony with beautiful southwest facing views of the lake and a gas hookup ready for your summertime bbq’s. The trendy neighbourhood features a great lifestyle, right at the footstep of lake shore, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast! The suite comes with 1 underground parking space and locker. Fabulous building with full amenities and easy access to schools, shopping, recreation, ttc and downtown via the gardiner expressway. Don’t walk, run and come see your new home!

3031 BLOOR STREET WEST | TORONTO, ON | M8X 1C5 You have great Real Estate. Shouldn’t you have a great Real Estate sales rep? c: 416.817.3747 o: 416.231.3000 CERTIFIED SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST Joanne Gludish SALES REPRESENTATIVE Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
CALL ME FOR A COMPLIMENTARY, CONFIDENTIAL HOME EVALUATION - 416-817-3747 PROVEN STRATEGIES THAT WORK TO GET YOUR HOME SOLD Home Staging Consultation • Custom Floorplans • Professional Photography and Virtual Tour • Thorough Top-to-Bottom Cleaning • Professional Marketing • Focused In-Depth Advertising • Royal LePage Website • Individual Property Website • Weekly Feedback & Continous Communication • Around the Clock Service LONG BRANCH Bright spacious 2+1 bedroom home awaiting your personal touch! Good size bedrooms both feature double closets and overlook the large backyard which is perfect for entertaining! Steps to recreation, trail, parks, transit, Humber College, Lakeshore shopping/restaurants and all essentials and minutes to Downtown! Detached garage with private drive! FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE PRINCESS-ROSETHORN SOLD PRINCESS-ROSETHORN SOLD STONEGATE-QUEENSWAY SOLD





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ISSUE 03 • 2024 16 BLACKENED FISH TACOS WITH MANGO SALSA 12 CREATIVE NOOKS FOR A COZY HOME 8 FUNCTIONAL AND FABULOUS FURNITURE LAYOUTS PRESIDENT James BAKER CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jason STACEY ADVERTISING SALES Marianne KENNEDY CREATIVE PRODUCTION Dereck ADDIE WEB DESIGN Bryce LYNAS ADMINISTRATION Diana LYNAS PRINTING Dollco Curb Appeal Magazine is published monthly and delivered to homes in Etobicoke by Canada Post, agreement #41362062. THN Media 2187 Dunwin Drive Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 1X2 Office 905 278 1111 DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been made to publish this magazine as accurately as possible; however errors and omissions can occur. THN Media, their employees, agents, representatives and vendors are not liable for any damages relating to errors or omissions in the editorials or advertising which may appear herein except where a specific charge has been made. In such cases THN Media shall have limited liability only to the charge for such advertising or editorials.
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NUTAN BROWN ENERGY, COMMITMENT, RESULTS. Sold! Sold! 60 Lothian Avenue, Toronto 110 Baby Point Road, Toronto 775 King Street West, Toronto 935 Royal York Road, Toronto* 100 Quebec Avenue, Toronto* Sold! Sold! Sold! Sold! *Represented Buyer*Represented Buyer For more than 7 years, Nutan has been a generous supporter of our team and a great and enthusiastic voice of encouragement for our players, some of whom she has supported since they were 9 years old! Her total professionalism is matched only by her deep roots in, and real commitment to, building our community. Thank you Nutan. You are the best! ~ Chris Wayland, Head Coach, Warren Park Eagles Major Atom Select
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FOR SALE OR SALE FOR SALE SOLD 416.717.8853 TOP 1% IN TORONTO + West Toronto Real Estate Specialists . . Babiak Team Real Estate Brokerage Ltd 355 Jane St, Toronto, ON M6S 3Z3 Not intended to solicit parties under agency agreement **Broker *Sales Representative + Based on 2022 TRREB MLS dollar volume of sales and units sold Please contact us to arrange a private viewing, to book a consultation or Please contact us to arrange a private viewing, to book a consultation or for information on our upcoming listings. for information on our upcoming listings. 2720 Dundas St W #309 1 BR | Balcony | Prime Location KRISTOFER LAWSON* 416 605 2621 ANNA IWANYSHYN* THEODORE BABIAK** JAMIE COGHLAN* STEPHANIE MARTIN* MARIKO KATAOKA* CINDY GALLANT* 647 717 0278 647.783.2040 416.554.6903 416.400.4485 437 429 1706 647 868 4165 2662 Bloor St W #1005 2+2 BR | Parking | 1,100 SF FOR SALE 592 Runnymede Rd 3 BR | 1,760 SF | Main & Lower 27 Van Dusen Blvd Sunnylea | 3+1 BR | Private Dr 1300 Bloor Street SPH11 Sub-Penthouse | 2 BR | 1,690 SF 323 Richmond St E Ph01 1+1 BR | 775 SF | Penthouse 55 Glenellen Dr E 3 BR | 2 Bath | Large Backyard FOR SALE 379 Ellis Park Road Permits for approx 4,000 SF FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE 50 Quebec Avenue PH07 Corner PH | 3 BR | 1, 185 SF FOR LEASE 25-27 Ridout Street 7+3 BR | 3 Units | 4,500 Total SF 381 Quebec Avenue 4 BR | Detached | 2, 125 SF 88 Watson Avenue 3 BR | Private Dr | Extension FOR LEASE FOR LEASE


(NC) Everyone has their guilty or not-so-guilty pleasures, and it’s important to embrace the little moments in life that make us feel at ease. When designing a living space, leave room for your everyday habits and favourite activities. Read on for inspiration and tips to create cozy corners within the home.


Create a cozy reading corner with comfortable seating, the perfect lighting and an accent wall that makes it feel like its own little room within a room. Choose colours like greens, blues or a deep brown that will help you stay immersed in the story you’re reading.


Start every day on the right foot with a personalized coffee nook. Choose a corner near windows for maximum sunlight exposure first thing in the morning. Here, you can paint window trim for a unique accent that will make the room pop. When selecting a colour for the trim, keep the wall colours in mind and go for a contrasting look.


In today’s fast-paced world, creating a space that promotes your wellbeing is essential. From a skincare vanity to a dedicated fitness area, make your home your sanctuary and reserve an area for self-care and peace. Choose paint colours that calm the mind – such as Benjamin Moore Palest Pistachio 2122-60, a barely-there hue with crisp notes of blue and grey, or Benjamin Moore Natural Linen CC-90, a sandy neutral with just the right amount of rustic warmth and elegance. ◆ newscanada .com

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Prestigious Cul-De-Sac Location

Offered for the first time ever since construction in 1963. Entertain in style in the two storey ballroom sized great room overlooking the fairways. Built to exacting standards, when sophisticated formal entertaining was a fashionable lifestyle. Dedicated maid’s quarters; panelled library, huge terrace, home theatre, 3 car garage, elevator and indoor pool, are but a few of the many features offered here.

The exceptional south west facing pie shaped lot offers a commanding presence, with 151 feet directly bordering the renowned golf course.

A slight buffer of mature trees at the rear provides welcome privacy from passing golfers.

Affluent buyers could opt to undertake a complete renovation/restoration of the existing structure to redefine the space to their specific needs. One could also build a brand new bespoke dream home. Either way, acquiring this property would be a sound long term real estate investment destined to become a generational asset.

Absolutely, A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

10 WOODMERE COURT ST. GEORGE’S GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB PETTIGREW THE GROUP Robert Pettigrew CEO • Broker 416.568.2485 Lauren Pettigrew Senior VP • Sales Representative 416.836.5165
SERIOUSLY FOR SALE $5,950,000 Trust is Earned Real Estate Logistics Since 1980 Office: 416.236.1241 CONSISTENT LEADERS IN THE LUXURY MARKET Not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale.

JANETTE MITCHELL - After years of owning and operating a decorating and home staging business, Janette pivoted her career and sights on becoming a food stylist. She enrolled in culinary school and began assisting some of the best food stylists in Toronto. Janette now prepares food for print, packaging, editorials, social media and motion. @janettecooks

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• 1 mango peeled and diced

• 1/2 red pepper seeded and diced

• 1 tbsp of olive oil

• Juice of 1 lime + some zest

• 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

• 1/2 tsp salt

• pinch of chili flakes

Combine all ingredients and let sit at room temperature while you are preparing the tacos.


• 4 pieces of frozen haddock, or cod thawed

• 2 tbsp of oil

• 3 tbsp each smoked paprika, dried oregano, and thyme

• 1 tsp each of, cumin, onion and garlic powder

• 1/2 tsp each salt and black pepper

• 1 cup finely shredded red cabbage

• 1 avocado sliced

• 1 cup of your favourite tomato salsa

• 1 pkg of 12" taco shells

Prep time: 25 mins | Serves: 4


STEP ONE: Peel and cut the avocado and reserve.

STEP TWO: Prep the cabbage and reserve.

STEP THREE: Mix the spices together.

STEP FOUR: Pat dry the thawed fish thoroughly, and then dredge the fish in the dry rub.

STEP FIVE: Turn on cast iron pan to medium-high. Once hot, add oil to the pan and then place the fish in the pan. Turn after about 2-3 mins, or when you see a nice crust developing. Cook all 4 sides this way. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

STEP SIX: Wipe out pan and place tortillas one at a time on medium heat for roughly 5-15 seconds, or until you see bubbling and blistering, then flip to warm the other side.

Note: If you want everything ready at once, you can warm the tortillas in another pan while you are cooking the fish.

STEP SEVEN: Fill your taco shells when they are warm with the fish, slaw, cabbage, avocado and salsa. Sprinkle with cilantro. Enjoy! ◆

MOTRIA DZULYNSKY FOUNDER / SALES REPRESENTATIVE MAKSYM RUZYCKY SALES REPRESENTATIVE CRISTINA FONTOURA STAGER + CLIENT LIAISON EVA STEC SALES REPRESENTATIVE ANNA KERETOVA CLIENT SERVICES + MARKETING MANAGER FORSALE 22 The Kingsway • $3,998,000 FORSALE 10 Old Mill Trail #107 • $1,998,000 FORSALE 231 Grenview Blvd S • $2,675,000 FORSALE 70 North Drive • $4,800,000 Unique Modernist North Drive Home on Private Ravine Property. Over 6000 sf of living space. Grand Foyer with Custom Wood and Stain glass Entrance Doors, Terrazzo Flooring. In keeping with its mid century vibe clean lines, floor-to-ceiling windows, open floor plan, functionality and the feel of indoor-outdoor living, this home was built into the contours of the land. The open flowing space and sunny feel can really draw you in. The choice of materials and simple detail throughout all combine to make this a truly special home in an exclusive enclave. Fabulous for entertaining! Steps to James Gardens, parks, schools, TTC. Minutes to airport.
Landmark Property Located at High Park Avenue & Humberside. Circa 1891 3 Storey Queen Anne Revival, Bespoke
5,600Sq.ft on
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Recognized Toronto Architect James Augustus Ellis.
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To achieve this, resist the urge to push all the furniture up against the walls. This does nothing but leave a gaping hole in the centre of the room, with the furniture and people pressed up against the perimeter. If the goal is to mix and mingle, and use the entire space rather than just the outskirts, consider the following tips for a functional and fabulous furniture layout.

Before diving into furniture placement, it’s crucial to understand the primary purpose of the living room. Is it a space for entertaining guests, a family movie night, or a cozy reading area – or all three?

Identifying the room’s function will help dictate the type and arrangement of furniture required. The next step is to segment the space into functional zones, each serving a distinct purpose: sitting area, entertainment centre, “book nook,” and so on. Clearly delineating these areas allows for efficient use of space and ensures that each activity has its designated spot.

While planning the space, remember that people come and go, and factor the flow of traffic in and out of the room. Maintaining a seamless flow of movement is essential for comfort and function, so aim to create clear pathways, allowing easy navigation between different zones. Avoid placing furniture in the path of natural traffic patterns, such as between doorways and to each zone, ensuring harmony and accessibility.

Identify and enhance the room’s focal points and let these guide the furniture layout. Whether it’s a fireplace, a large window with a scenic view, or a stunning piece


of artwork, arrange focus the furniture to complement and draw attention to these features. This not only adds character to the space but also serves as a natural guide in an open, empty area.

When placing furniture, aim for symmetry – a timeless principle in interior design that promotes balance and harmony. While it doesn’t necessarily mean mirroring furniture on each side, it involves distributing visual weight evenly. Achieve symmetry by balancing larger furniture pieces with smaller ones, creating a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing arrangement.

To build on the concept of symmetry, consider scale when choosing and placing furniture in the space. Oversized furniture can overwhelm a room, while undersized pieces may make it feel sparse. Measure the space and select furniture that complements the room’s size. Strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics, ensuring that each piece serves its purpose without sacrificing style.


such as a coffee table with hidden storage, an ottoman that doubles as seating, or a sofa bed to accommodate overnight guests.

Encourage interaction by arranging seating in conversational groupings. Place chairs and sofas facing each other to facilitate easy communication among family and guests. This layout fosters a sense of intimacy and warmth, making the living room a welcoming space for socializing. Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment with furniture arrangements before settling on the final layout. Move pieces around to find the most comfortable and visually appealing configuration. Be mindful of how lighting, rug placement and accessory choices contribute to the overall ambiance.

A great living room goes beyond mere aesthetics. A little understanding about the space before diving into furniture purchases and placement goes a long way to creating a space that you’ll gravitate to. The living room just might become the one room you really “live” for. ◆

BRANDON LANGE is the Creative Director and Principal Designer of BZ Interiors . This multi-disciplinary design company is known for creating stylish and well curated interiors. Serving the GTA, Toronto, Ontario, and the U.S. | @bzinteriors

Sydney Pettigrew Admi n/ C lient Care LUXURY HOMES & CONDOMINIUM SALES & LEASING RECREATIONAL/W ATERFRONT SALES – ES TAT E SALES Real Estate Logistics 416.236.1241 *Represented the Buyer SOLD SOLD SOLD DOWNTOWN WEST DEANE PARK GREENFIELD PARK* SOLD SOLD SOLD Trust is Earned PETTIGREW THE GROUP Designer Renovation - Markland Wood $1,988,000 Look no further! This elegantly redefined 4 level side-split with pool may well be your next home. Quiet cul de sac. 4 bedrooms - 3 baths - gourmet chef’s kitchen - 2 fireplaces - Lower level 2nd kitchen. Backyard oasis with salt water pool and dual cabanas. Just imagine yourself here this summer! The Royal York - Thirty Six Zorra $888,000 New luxury 30th floor suite with wrap around balcony with panoramic south/west views. Enjoy 9,500 sq ft of dedicated resort like amenity space. Integrated high end appliances; quartz countertops; wide plank flooring & floor to ceiling windows. 2 bedroom + 2 bath + 1 parking spot. Robert Pettigrew CEO • Broker 416.568.2485 Lauren Pettigrew Senior VP • Sales Representative 416.836.5165 Office: 416.236.1241 Not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale.

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Stunning, new custom home in prime Kingsway. Luxury designer home with millwork throughout, featuring 4+1 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Open-concept main floor includes chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, built around an expansive island with quartzite countertops. The home boasts an exquisite primary bedroom with a separate dressing room and 6-piece ensuite. Three additional bedrooms - two with ensuites and all with custom closets. Large laundry room is well situated on the second floor. Convenient side entrance leads to spacious lower level with an ensuite bedroom and a generous entertainment area alongside ample storage. This home features three gas fireplaces and is perfect for entertaining. Professional landscaped with irrigation system and custom Corten steel planter boxes. Two-tiered back deck with gas line to firepit and BBQ.

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Rare, Toronto lakefront residence in South Etobicoke. Built in the French Chateaux style in 1931 by the Hayhoe family, it offers breathtaking panoramic lake and city views throughout. A magnificent estate featuring 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a versatile floorplan with grand principal rooms, exquisite original finishings, and many newer upgrades. Ideally situated on a sprawling private property of approximately half an acre, backing directly onto Lake Ontario with space to enlarge or build new structures. Serene setting with expansive mature gardens and concrete seawall-spanning property. In the heart of historic Mimico, close to all amenities. Easy access to the PIA and QEW, 25 min to downtown and Billy Bishop Airport. Steps to streetcar or drive 5 min to Go Transit. A 7-minute drive to the Etobicoke Yacht Club and even closer to the Mimico Cruising Club.

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