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$1,949,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom, 5 bathroom home with 3,500 square feet just steps to lakeshore. Main floor master suite and stunning finishes top to bottom including a finished lower level with heated floors and ensuite baths in every bedroom plus a low maintenance exterior.

$1,499,000 Incredible 5 plus 1 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom with over 5,700 square feet of living space just steps to LaSalle Park and the Marina. Full in-law/nanny suite with separate entrance, basement walkout, 3 car garage with 6 car driveway, and pool with spa!

$1,499,000 4+1 bedroom, 4.5 bath executive home in Bronte Creek with over 5,000 sq ft of living space! Hardwood flooring throughout, 9 ft ceilings, window shutters and upgraded bathrooms. Prof finished basement, rec room, guest bedroom, bath and storage. Wooded and ravine trails, steps to schools, access to major highways and amenities.

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$1,449,000 Stunning new open concept custom build located in south Burlington backing onto the park. This 3 plus 1 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom has gorgeous finishes, high ceilings, a fully finished basement and is flooded with light.

$1,389,000 Stunning 2 plus 2 bedroom, 4.5 bath bungalow, located on a desirable street close to downtown. Beautiful finishes include hardwood flooring throughout the main level, high ceilings, with the family room & master bath ceilings soaring to 17 ft & walks out to the indoor pool & backyard deck & hot tub.

$999,900 Rare opportunity to own this end unit, lofted bungalow in Millcroft with a double car garage! This Monarch built home features 2 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,385 sq ft of living space & a private backyard. Close to all amenities and perfect for those looking for a low maintenance lifestyle.

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$875,000 Gorgeous 4+1 bedroom, 3.5 bath home located in beautiful Dundas. Walk out to your fully fenced backyard oasis with concrete patio and swimming pool while enjoying views of the escarpment in the background. Close to the Dundas Valley Conservation Area, the Dundas Valley Golf Club, schools, trails, and all amenities, this is a great place to live.

$749,000 Stunning updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath bungalow with 10 ft ceilings just steps to Locke Street. This home has been completely redone inside and out and must be seen. Walk to Locke street, trails and stairs of the escarpment and enjoy all of the shops, restaurants and all that this fantastic area has to offer.

$2,575/MONTH Fantastic location right in the heart of Oakville. Brand new one bedroom, one bathroom on the second level with a balcony one block north of Lakeshore Road in downtown Oakville. Walk to great shops and restaurants and all that this great area has to offer. Includes one underground parking space.


EXECUTIVE UPSCALE TOWNHOME IN THE PRESTIGIOUS SPENCER’S LANDING CONDO COMPLEX Welcome to your executive upscale townhome in the prestigious Spencer’s Landing Condo complex located across from Spencer Smith Lakefront Park and walking distance to downtown Burlington! Enjoy all the perks of condo living but with fantastic outdoor space including an 18’ x 16’ rooftop terrace with lake views off your master bedroom and a 19’ x 21’ main level garden patio (the largest in the complex)!

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WELCOME TO YOUR PRIVATE OASIS IN THE HEART OF STONEY CREEK Charm & character are perfectly blended with modern design and convenience in this beautiful 2 storey home. The backyard is truly a Porta My-Yarda vacation at home with a heated inground salt water pool and garage turned cabana complete with full kitchen, washroom and change room. Your whole family will enjoy more time together with a space as enjoyable as this yard!

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$819,900 • 6 BED • 3.5 BATH • 2,316 SQuare FeeT • 118LakeAvenue.com

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ACTON This unique Carriage Trade property is a rare find with Municipal services, including natural gas, a well-maintained spacious brick bungalow with walk-out basement in-law suite, and a 52 ft x 32 ft, 9-stall stable with hay loft and man cave all on 12 acres and within city limits. A backyard oasis provides 4 paddocks for horses, a Koi stocked pond, mature forest and approximately a half-mile track. The carpet free main floor of this 2 bedrooms plus den, 4 bath bungalow offers a wonderful updated open concept, eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, new durable flring, formal living room, laundry & access to the attached garage with the Master [den] balcony. The finished walkout basement has a separate entry to 2 large bedrooms with above grade windows, updated 3 piece bath, 2nd eat-in kitchen and living area for an extended family or home office. A circle driveway leads to a large parking area for cars and boarders with 423 ft frontage on a paved road. Walk to downtown shops and services. Close to GO and Highway 401. $1,199,000

DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE

GEORGETOWN In the heart of Halton Hills, this Main Street South location hosts a vibrant business environment with exposure to suit your growing business. Offers more than 2,600 sq ft with wide variety of permitted uses. Durable flooring and slot walls accent high ceilings. Exterior signage and window display present your business. The basement offers storage space. Net sq ft plus TMI

WINTER WONDERLAND ON 89 ACRES

AMAZING GRACE ON 86 ACRES

ERIN Bring your building plans to this absolutely stunning property. Gated entry opens to an environment of natural beauty, gently rolling hills, organic pasture farmland, mature forest and 3 ponds. Development credits, well and building envelope. Trails provide ATV, sled and walking paths for year-round fun. 3 road frontages. Minutes to town and GO Transit. $998,000

ERIN Not far from the City, a long driveway leads to a magical four seasons getaway for your family. A majestic red maple welcomes you to this enchanting 1885, 3 plus 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom log home with finished walkout basement equipped with secondary 2 bedroom suite awaits your family on 89 acres. The open concept main floor gives you a relaxing covered porch and sunroom overlooking the open vistas of the pond and nature. A number of outbuildings provide room for snowmobiles, ATVs and all your other toys. 5 stall barn and hayloft are a haven for your horses, sheep and goats, with paddocks for cows. 67 acres provide farming income. This is a beautiful corner property, borders two paved roads. Close to town, shops and services with golf courses, ski hill, snowmobile trails, and rail trails. $1,499,000

PEACE AND JOY ON 5 ACRES

ERIN This sprawling, carpet free, 4 bedroom, 3 bath bungalow lets you enjoy each day of the seasons. Break bread with family and friends in a formal living/dining room or spread out in a generous well-equipped kitchen that opens to a great room overlooking nature. Many walkouts to the deck and patio can be enjoyed year round with treasured moments greeting morning sunrises and unwinding under the shimmering stars at night. The private relaxing and spacious master retreat is accented with 10.8 ft vaulted ceilings, a luxurious ensuite, fireplace and private walkout to the deck. The 9 ft ceiling walk-out bsmnt offers your family more room to roam and access to the 2 car garage. You may never want to leave this home but if you do, you do not have to venture far to nearby hiking and snowmobile trails or choose to relax and frolic by the spring-fed pond or camp out in the one bedroom guest cabin. This is more than a house but a home that keeps on giving. New shingles. Built-in 2 car garage. Geothermal HVAC. $924,900

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One of the best four season getaways awaits you. Only minutes to the beach you can build your dream home/cottage on an exclusive 100 ft x 165 ft residential lot, serviced by Town water, in Huron Woods. $99,000 OR build your business right on Main Street. This 100 ft x 120 ft commercial lot offers multiple uses. $190,000

ERIN This amazing property lets you frolic with nature at your doorstep. Get ready to build your custom dream home in an established building envelope by GRCA.The existing driveway leads to a building envelope for your dream home surrounded by mature forest and the meandering Eramosa River. Private and secluded from the road, this property offers you the best of both worlds, within a short drive to a paved road that leads to Town. $499,000

HOUSE & SPORTS LODGE ON OPISHING LAKE

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TIMMINS AREA Serious sports dudes and dudettes will love this private oasis of nature, trails and wildlife. This incredible property offers a 2004 built 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home and lovely 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin. Detached garage provides storage for toys and equipment. Includes all appliancess, sauna and comes tastefully furnished for your private retreat and share on VRBO or Airbnb. $350,000

GEORGETOWN This seven-apartment investment property is in a growing area of Georgetown on a massive 100 ft x 132 ft lot. Income from two 1-bedroom apartments, five 2-bedroom apartments and shared coin laundry. 5 gas meters, 5 gas furnaces, 7 hot water tanks [R]. Almost zero vacancies in Halton Hills - act quickly. Great walk score, close to downtown, local shops, schools, churches, GO, parks and trails. $849,000

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s told by the famous self-help series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” chicken soup is not just great for your body, but it is a remedy for your mind as well. Whether to recover from a nasty cold, an emotional "moment", or simply a miserable winter day, there is no misery that a bowl of chicken soup can’t fix, or at least make a little warmer. I was raised with a similar idea; that chicken soup is the ‘Jewish penicillin.’ I’m sure other culture’s and their respective chicken soups have the same belief, and for a good reason. Generally speaking, chicken soup is wonderful for you. The warm broth fills your stomach, healing sore throats along the way. Nutrient-rich ingredients such as poached chicken and veggies give you energy, while the savoury fla-

vour ignites your appetite. Some might say that this passed-down version of chicken soup is just perfect. While I don’t completely disagree, there are a few additions that can elevate the healing properties of this classic dish. By making it with ginger, turmeric and mushrooms, chicken soup can become a truly a powerful medicine for your gut and overall health. The combination of these superfoods makes chicken soup an extremely effective medicine for the whole digestive tract. If you are suffering from inflammation in the gut, or simply need to keep an eye on symptoms, this recipe should be your go-to.

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Can be frozen without the noodles or green onions. Serves 4-6

DIRECTIONS STEP ONE: Place the shitake mushrooms in 1 1/2 cups of boiling water, let them soak while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. STEP T WO: Rinse and dry the chicken thighs. STEP THREE: Heat the oil in a medium size soup pot over med-low heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cover the pot. Cook for 10 minutes, turning once or twice. The object is to steam the chicken not to brown it; you want to get rid of the pink colour. STEP FOUR: In the meantime, strain the mushrooms, reserve the liquid and slice the mushrooms into thin slices (getting rid of the woody stems). STEP FIVE: Stir in the leeks, ginger, turmeric and sliced mushrooms to the soup pot with the chicken. Cover the pot and cook until the leeks begin to soften, about 5 minutes.

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INGREDIENTS STEP SIX: Add the bone broth, water, mushroom liquid, coconut aminos, and apple cider vinegar. Bring to a vigorous simmer over high heat. Lower the heat, maintain a gentle simmer and cook uncovered for 45 minutes. The chicken should be very tender and falling off the bone. Remove the chicken and set it aside.

• 12 dried shitake mushrooms (about 3/4 oz)

STEP SEVEN: In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the noodles according to package directions, rinse in cold water, set aside.

• 3 tbs minced fresh ginger

STEP EIGHT: Remove the chicken meat from the bones, chop it up and put it back in the pot with the soup. Taste for salt and pepper.

• 3 cups water

STEP NINE: Stir the noodles into the soup. Serve in bowls with green onions sprinkled on top. ◆

• Sea salt and pepper to taste

• 5 bone-in chicken thighs, skin and fat removed • 2 tsp grape seed or avocado oil • 1 large leek (white and light green parts only), sliced into half moons and washed

• 1 tbsp minced fresh turmeric • 4 cups chicken stock

• 2 tbsp coconut aminos • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar

• 1 250 gram package of 100% soba noodles, I like King Soba brand • 2 green onions, chopped into rounds (for garnish)

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HOME DÉCOR

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YOUR SPACE WITH FINISHING TOUCHES By Rebecca Hay

As a designer, I know that the finishing touches are what elevate a space from good to great. These are the small details that are often overlooked. Whether it be a hard element like cabinet knobs or soft finishings like pillows and mirrors, these are the small seemingly insignificant items that will truly give your space that designer look. Once the reno is complete and the hard finishes are executed seamlessly, it’s those added decorated touches that will finish it all off and pull the design together.

HERE ARE A FEW WAYS THAT WE LIKE TO ADD THESE EXTRA FINISHING TOUCHES. DR AWERS & DR APES You may not think too much about it but taking a standard nightstand and switching out the cabinet knob will add unique impact to your space. We often take a storebought wood night stand and replace the standard knob with a new shiny polished nickel pull. If you’re looking to crank up your home’s #trending factor, hardware is a great upgrade. Choose impactful knobs and pulls to transform minimal cabinet fronts and drawers. When it comes to drapery hardware, look for quality handmade European drapery finials, from companies like Deco & Deco, which offer a vast array of finishes and styles to add a unique touch to existing and new cabinetry and window rods throughout your home.


FLOATING SHELVES Adding floating shelves to a feature wall can provide added function and visual interest. This pebble wall was pretty, but adding the live edge wood shelves enhances the beachy feel and adds a place to set your book and a glass of wine! â–š

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WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD MIRRORS IN A ROOM FOR EXTRA GLAMOUR LIKE WE DID ABOVE THIS FRESHLY PAINTED DRESSER. MIRRORS Groups of three or odd numbers are always a goto. They add great visual interest and enlarge the space for any room.

CUSHIONS Always look to adding in unique textural toss cushions. Throw pillows that are 18” or less can read store bought. We often add custom pillows in our designs, but if you are looking for ready-made, search for larger pillow sizes. They will make the whole look of your living room more luxurious. As an Interior Designer, I always start any renovation project with big picture planning and then round out the design with these tiny last details. Creating a beautiful home is all about those finishing touches. It’s these final elements that pull the space together and help turn a house into a home. So, whether you’re planning a small scale reno this year or a small re-decorating project, don’t forget the little finishing touches that will personalize any space you call home. ◆

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This idyllic setting on just over 0.6 Acres is exceedingly private with a long estate style drive leading up to the exclusive gated entrance with triple garage and majestic water feature. The panoramic lake views are absolutely captivating and can be enjoyed from the intimate waterfront patio or from a distance lounging by the heated inground salt water pool. Gaze out and watch the tall boats sail by, the swans bask in the sunshine or just take in the beauty that mother nature paints before your eyes. Inside, this one of a kind cape cod style home blends traditional warmth with elegant style seamlessly. Serve gourmet meals in the re-designed kitchen with builtin Viking Professional appliances and a stunning brick fireplace that gives a rustic country home feel.

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The main floor owner’s suite is the place to unwind after a long day as your ensuite bath features a steam shower and custom vanity. The classic architecture lends itself to creating beautiful dormer windows in the north facing bedrooms while the south side rooms overlook the manicured grounds and offer a beautiful vista worth getting out of bed for. The oak panelled den makes for a sophisticated home office while the expansive family room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace is a perfect spot to enjoy the company of family and friends with the lake views as your backdrop. Head down to your own private wine cellar to grab a few of your most vintage labels and toast your guests as you celebrate your new life on the lake.

$4,199,900 • 4 BEDroom • 5 BATHroom • 3,346 SQuare FeeT • 5112LAKESHORE.COM


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LONG NIGHTS AND CHILLY WEATHER ACTIVATE OUR INSTINCTS TO HUNKER DOWN AND NEST AT HOME. GET INSPIRED TO MAKE YOUR SPACE RELAXED AND INVITING AND MAKE THE MOST OF THE SEASON WITH THESE HELPFUL TIPS AND IDEAS. FOR WARMTH Is there anything better than curling up with a good book and comfy duvet as the snow falls gently outside? For a soft and warm cover, consider one with a down filling. Down is the warmest available; it’s a natural fill that has the ability to reloft and mould itself to your body for continuous warmth and comfort. It’s also great for your bedroom pillow and in a jacket for when you do decide to brave the cold.   Avoid buying down fibre, an inferior product that lacks insulation. To make sure you’re getting a quality product, look for the Downmark certification label, a globally recognized and trusted quality certification symbol for Canadian-made down and feather filled products. The label assures items are genuine and have been finished in Canada according to strict standards. 

FOR DÉCOR When looking for accent and decorative pieces, look for elements that evoke that cozy log cabin aesthetic. Think rich textures, plush neutrals and wooden accents. When layering a variety of throws, consider down and feather that will make the space feel warm and relaxed. Add some winter whites with flowers and vases, and consider gold accents for a funky pop of colour that’s trendy and fresh. 

FOR LIGHTING Fight the winter blues with plenty of lamps and candles. Create a comforting ambiance with a mix of overhead, floor and task lighting, which also gives you the flexibility to find the perfect brightness. Candles can add both warmth and light, giving your home a calm and lived-in feeling. Choose scented candles with your favourite aromas to remind you of yummy sweet treats or take you back to sunny summer day.   Curious about quality down and feather products? Learn more at downmark.org. ◆ newscanada.com

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