Curb Appeal Halton/Peel Region ISSUE 07 2021

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Michael Brejnik Sales Representative


231 Oak Crescent, Burlington

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HOCKLEY VALLEY RAISED BUNGALOW Short stroll to Nottawasaga River, a few minutes bike ride to Winery of the Hockley Valley Resort with skiing, golfing, spa and restaurant. Fully finished basement and above grade windows makes the space bright and cheerful. Hardwood and ceramic floors on main level principal rooms. Eat-in kitchen. Covered front deck, great patio and small deck out back for the afternoon siesta. Enjoy the wonders of nature just outside of the city. Mono. $999,000

UPDATED ORANGEVILLE HOME Brand new finishings, flooring, appliances, spa baths in an established family oriented subdivision? Legal 1 bedroom apartment in walkout basement? Over 3,500 sq ft of living space close to Hospital, schools, parks and backing onto green space. Seller is actively renovating the home inside and out and photos depicted are concept of finished product. Act now and you will have input on some of $1,299,000 the finishing touches and then enjoy the spoils of a high quality full reno without living through all the dust! Orangeville.

YOUR OWN PRIVATE OASIS WITH A POOL, HOT TUB AND PERGOLA Backsplit home fronting onto Conservation with trails directly in front of your house. Walk into foyer w/stunning feature wall, then to kitchen with new backsplash & light fixture, opens into a living room. Lower level family room is very spacious w/live edge mantle & gas fireplace, bath and natural light. Basement level has another bedroom with Murphy bed and workshop. Electrical panel updated 2020. Close to schools, trails, shops and transit. Don’t miss your chance for a little piece of heaven. Orangeville. $785,000

STUNNING PARK-LIKE 2.48 ACRE PROPERTY Eco-Efficiency and solid construction! Contemporary home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 car garage and heated, insulated shop. Multi-level open concept with solarium, main floor office area and many large windows to see the scenic beauty of the gardens, nature at your fingertips. Walkouts lead to expansive composite deck with covered area, gazebo, Zen pond, storage shed, fire pit $1,749,000 and backing onto forest. Just outside of Caledon east, with trails, shopping and only 30 minutes to the airport. Caledon East.

TOWNHOUSE IN GUELPH Beautiful 1,500+ sq ft townhouse, perfect for empty nesters, downsizers or professional looking to be close to downtown café’s & shops. Bright and spacious property has a lovely walkout deck off the dining room. Living room has hardwood and gas fireplace. Spacious kitchen. Upper level has 2 large bedrooms, each with own bath and balcony. To complete this package, 1 secure underground parking space & storage locker. Guelph. $515,000

4 BEDROOM, 4 LEVEL BACKSPLIT Huge lot with fruit trees, veggie gardens, work shed and large single garage. Newer main bath with modern finishings. Upgraded hardwood floors in family room with walkout to yard. Combined living and dining has crown molding. No carpet anywhere. Upgraded veranda features double door entry. Investors can easily convert multiple levels into separate living spaces. Close to bus route, Highway 427, GO station, schools and parks. Great family area, come and see! Mississauga. $1,075,000



SOLD OVER ASKING WITH THE IDEAL CLOSING DATE TOO! CALL TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU WELCOME TO CALEDON WOODS ESTATES Premier destination for luxury resort lifestyle. Golf at your doorstep, minutes to shopping and access to GTA. Transformed bungalow with modern flair and spacious floor plan. Hand scraped hardwood and modern porcelain tile floors adorn main level. Professionally finished basement has 2nd kitchen and huge bedroom with 6 piece bath. Primary suite has 7 piece bath with glass shower and walkout to entertainers oasis. Enjoy inground pool with waterfall, deck, hot tub, dual pool bar-change house, gazebo all surrounded with gardens and metal fencing, framed by the greenery of an elite golf club. You will not be disappointed! Caledon. LIST PRICE: $2,399,000






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ALMOST 1/2 ACRE $1,599,900 Incredible .499 of an acre property in south Burlington. This is a rare opportunity to own, renovate, or build your dream home in this stunning and desirable area. Surrounded by beautiful mature trees, on a quiet street, and just steps to the Lake, chances like this won’t come up too often.

ROSELAND BUILDING LOT $1,199,000 You will be in good company when you build your new dream home on this beautiful treelined street amongst high end homes. Located in the desirable Tuck school district of Roseland, close to the lakefront parks and trails and minutes to downtown Burlington’s shops, restaurants and all it has to offer. Don’t miss out.




$869,900 Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a large fenced yard. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, pot lights and hardwood flooring in the living room and 2nd level. The lower level is finished with a 3 piece bathroom and the upper-level bedrooms have walk-in closets. Close to schools, parks, shopping, restaurants, and amenities.

$649,900 Beautiful 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhome in desirable Headon Forest. Features include, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, 2 storey opening in the living area, a gas fireplace, and a walkout to the private balcony with lovely views. The primary bedroom is spacious with loads of closet space and a stone accent wall. 2 parking spaces and a locker are included.

$549,900 Beautifully updated, maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom end unit townhome. Whirlpool S/S appliances, custom backsplash and large pantry cabinet. 3 good sized bedrooms including the primary bedroom with his and hers closets and ensuite privilege. The lower level features a rec room and loads of storage. Walking distance to all amenities and close to the charm of downtown.

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INCREASING YOUR WEALTH IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in people looking to purchase investment properties. When it comes to diversifying your portfolio, investing in commercial real estate is one of the safest options for those looking to increase their net worth while taking advantage of long-term capital gains and low interest rates. For investors looking to buy property, there are plenty of options for making an income by buying a rental or mixed-use property to help you grow your income. Currently, Canadians are taking advantage of closed borders and the real estate market is seeing an influx of first-time buyers from Canada. However, when the border reopens post-pandemic, the real estate market will see a heightened number of investors from abroad scooping up real estate investment opportunities. When it comes to real estate investing, there has never been a better time. For investors, itʼs extremely savvy to take advantage of all the opportunities while the border is still closed. If you want to see increased capital, unique homes, and farm properties, get in on the action now while solid investment opportunities are still around. Call or email, Denise Dilbey today!

ROCKWOOD This stately 2.5 storey +/- 7,386 square foot building serves 12 commercial units and 3 residential studio apartments on a prominent corner of Main Street South and Church Street in downtown Georgetown. Tenants enjoy the distinct benefit of being located near the Halton Hills Public Library and John Elliott Theatre. Main Street South is a paved, divided road serving many retail and commercial businesses with sidewalks, and street and public car parking. The GO bus transit services the area with stops off Main Street South and Mill Street. Taxes reflect BIA membership. Net + TMI lease income. Separate hydro and gas meters, and HVAC. Call for more details. $2,100,000


ERIN This stunning 41 acre A2 and Core Greenlands property offers approx. 20 acres farmland & 21 acres of mixed forest beside the Speed River. You will need GRCA to approve a site plan & building envelope for any development; simply this property has wildlife and “green acres” for anyone wanting to enjoy nature and the outdoors on this beautiful and environmentally protected land. $699,000



ROCKWOOD Live your dream in this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home in a tranquil setting that offers a double garage, sunny rooms with lots of windows, and many extras. This home is close to walking trails, Rockwood Conservation & public schools. This grand 3,600 ft of living space home on a quiet street can not be duplicated for $1,249,000

GEORGETOWN A 1,400 sq ft ground floor unit offers high visibility on Highway 7 (Guelph St). Finished with tile flooring, office, 2 piece bath and rear receiving area. Natural gas and A/C. Available immediately. Not suitable for restaurants or cannabis retailers. $3,200/month. A 1,600 sq ft ground floor unit with great visibility. Stylish finished office space. $3,000/month Available immediately. Both units are near the high school and Dominion Park.


GRAND VALLEY This quaint town is growing and so are the investment opportunities. This L-shaped 1.31 acre lot is ideally located on a corner with a school, new subdivision, church and shopping nearby. Municipal services support the permitted uses in the IN-4 Institutional zoning. Permitted uses include nursery, clinic, retirement dwelling, nursing home, religious, $625,000 school & cultural facilities. Town services are available. Paved road.


AMARANTH Ideally located just north of Orangeville, this peaceful 11.8 acre parcel of land offers you a little piece of heaven. There is an abundance of flora and fauna using the mixed forest as their playground. A driveway culvert provides access to the paved road. This property is zoned EP-1 and regulated area of NVCA. The buyer will be responsible for site plan applications. Hydro available. Property $599,000 subject to HST.


MEAFORD This 2.8 acre lot offers a building envelope for you to create your masterpiece. This absolutely stunning property features a meandering river, mature trees, and breathtaking sunsets over Georgian Bay. Building envelope presented west of the riverbank on hilltop plateau. Only minutes from the public dock slip and beaches. Close to Owen Sound in the neighbourhood of estate homes. Paved road. $399,000

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DIRECTIONS STEP ONE FOR THE PICKLED RED ONION: Pack red onion snugly into 1-cup (250 mL) canning jar with tight-fitting lid. Bring vinegar, sugar, coarse salt, peppercorns, mustard seeds and 1/2 cup (125 mL) water to a boil in small saucepan. Carefully pour mixture over red onion; cover with lid and screw on band to seal. Let stand at least 20 minutes. You can make this ahead and refrigerate for up to two weeks. STEP TWO FOR THE SLAW: Stir together fennel, mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, sugar, salt and pepper in bowl. Stir in 2 tbsp (30 mL) chives. Set aside.

TACOS ARE ALWAYS A WIN, BUT LOBSTER TACOS WITH A CRUNCHY POTATO-CHIP TOPPING? NOW THAT’S JUST GENIUS. Look for lobster tail skewers that are prepped for you and ready to grill, so you don’t have to worry about the messy business. Whip up the pickled red onion ahead of time to get these tacos in your belly even faster.


Prep Time: 30 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS FOR THE PICKLED RED ONION • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cider vinegar • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) granulated sugar • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) each coarse salt, black peppercorns and mustard seeds


FOR THE TACOS • Half fennel bulb, cored and very thinly sliced • 3 tbsp (45 mL) mayonnaise • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated lemon zest • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) granulated sugar • Pinch (0.5 mL) each salt and black pepper • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh chives, divided • 1 pkg (200 g) PC lemon and butter grilling lobster tail skewers • 4 corn tortillas • 4 to 6 plain thick-cut or kettle-cooked potato chips, lightly crushed

STEP THREE Preheat grill to medium. Oil grill. Arrange lobster skewers, shell side down, on grill. Cook, lid down, 22 to 24 minutes, turning once, until opaque throughout. Remove lobster meat from shells and skewers. Cut each tail into four pieces; keep warm. STEP FOUR Grill or pan-fry tortillas over mediumhigh heat, turning once, until slightly puffed and lightly toasted; 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to serving plates. STEP FIVE FOR THE TACOS: Top tortillas with fennel mixture and lobster, dividing evenly. Top each with 1 tbsp (15 mL) drained pickled red onions. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp (15 mL) chives and the potato chips, dividing evenly.

Nutritional information per two tacos: calories 380, fat 24 g, sodium 720 mg, carbohydrates 28 g, dietary fibre 3 g, sugars 8 g, protein 13 g.


Fabulous location with tremendous potential, this gently rolling parcel with approx 1,000 foot frontage has lovely countryside views, a tree-lined private drive, some bush, a small stream at rear, an older bank barn, 1.5 storey home and two paddocks. Currently a horse and hobby farm with approximately 34 acres being tenant farmed, which qualifies the property for lower taxes. Situated on a paved road, close to all shopping amenities in Orangeville, and easy commuting via Highway 10. For more information and pictures, visit $2,800,000


These two independently owned vacant parcels of land, situated side-by-side, each

with 200 foot frontage and the Nottawasaga River flowing through both properties, must be sold together (approx 6.67 acres with 400 foot frontage combined). West lot is approx 3.13 acres and east lot is approx 3.54 acres. Properties continue far back over the river and are regulated by the NEC and NVCA. Owners have utilized for recreational activity only. On paved road nearby to skiing, golfing, hiking and more! $424,000 EACH

WASAGA BEACH - CUSTOM RIVERFRONT HOME ON THE NOTTAWASAGA RIVER Enjoy panoramic views of the Nottawasaga River from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home featuring a finished walkout basement, heated inground pool and prime boating access to Georgian Bay. Approximately 3,000 sq ft of finished living space with hardwood flooring throughout, an entertainer’s kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar and walkout. Master has 5 piece ensuite, gas fireplace and sitting area. Finished basement has a gas fireplace and a walkout to the pool with river access. Unique turret design makes for many intimate nooks. Nestled on a quiet cul de sac and close to $1,798,900 trails, skiing and beach. Only 1 hour and 45 minutes to Toronto.




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STYLING SHELVES CAN BE TRICKY. Honestly, it just takes trial and error to get it right. There are some great tips and tricks to make the process easier, and today I’m going to share mine with you. So, if you plan to style your shelves or need to make some adjustments to something you’ve already done but not sure what, you’re sure to find this post super helpful!


Having everything at the same height can make things look pretty dull. Layering different items such as artwork at various sizes, stacking things on top of books, adding other height vases, and stacking boxes will allow the eye to travel around more, therefore, creating some visual interest.

INCORPOR ATE SOFTER TEXTURES Most people tend to style their shelves with the usual – Books, pictures, and candles. The problem with this is that all of these are hard surface items, and when placed on your hard surface shelves, everything looks very… You guessed it… Hard. Adding things like textured accessories, baskets, and plants will add the softness and interest you need when styling your shelves.

ADD COLOUR OR CONTR AST If you love colour, be sure to add some, and if not, mix up your neutrals by using contrast. Having colour and contrast in items like artwork, vases, and other accessories on your shelves creates depth and interest, which is a must-have for any shelf.

SPRINKLE IN A BIT OF SHINE Shine is something I always use and recommend when styling shelves. It doesn’t have to look “blingy” or “glam” either (unless you’re into that sort of look, then go for it). Small touches of metal (silvers, golds, or a mix of both) and glass go a long way. Shine adds another layer of unique texture that will really help your shelf styling look great. ◆

STACI EDWARDS, is the owner of her Toronto-based interior design firm with clients in both Canada and the U.S. and her work is nationally published and award-winning. She encourages her clients to live easier and more beautiful lives by creating well designed, welcoming spaces, that are both livable and luxurious. /staciedwards •


VERY PRIVATE ESTATE ON 12.7 PARK- LIKE ACRES Down a stately winding drive, pass the beautiful natural pond, find this handsome stone home, 9,000+ square feet on multiple levels. 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom with indoor pool. Multi-level decks and flagstone patios for enjoying the mature perennial landscaping and plenty of space for the family. Separate 12+ vehicle carport garage/workshop. Many more features to see! An amazing central Puslinch location: 30 minutes to Milton, Guelph, Kitchener, Hamilton or Cambridge and quick access to the 401 to Toronto.



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LG INTRODUCES NEW OLED EVO TECHNOLOGY AND LG QNED MINILED, A FIRST-OF-ITSKIND, PREMIUM LCD TV LG Electronics Canada (LG), a leader and innovator in the Home Entertainment category continues to transform the way Canadians view and consume content. LG has unveiled its Canadian premium lineup featuring new OLED, QNED MiniLED and NanoCell TVs and new audio products, designed to give consumers a theatrelike experience from the comfort of home.

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PREMIUM T V LINEUP ∙ E XPA N D E D LG O LED LI N EU P LG OLED technology continues to revolutionize the way Canadians watch TV. Built with self-lit pixels for perfect blacks, crystal-clear images and rich colours, a quick refresh rate and a slim design, LG OLED TVs continue to provide consumers with a premium viewing experience. The Canadian LG OLED 2021 lineup has expanded into the following series and sizes to meet various consumer needs: • LG OLED G1 series (available sizes: 55”, 65”, 77”) – This year, LG is introducing its LG OLED evo technology to its G1 series – an evolution of its award-winning OLED technology, delivering improved luminosity for higher brightness, clarity, detail and realism. Beyond technology, the G1 series is designed to have an ultra-thin form factor, which is a mere 20 millimeters thick (0.79 inches), allowing it to hang flush against the wall and seamlessly integrate the TV into any space.

• LG’s award winning OLED C1 series (available sizes: 48”, 55”, 65”, 77”, 83”) – Offers a variety of screen size options to accommodate diverse user needs and spaces. Starting with the 48-inch model for those looking for an immersive gaming experience, all the way up to the new 83”. • LG OLED A1 series (available sizes: 48”, 55”, 65”) – At a more affordable price point, the LG A1 series is built with a 60 HZ refresh rate, providing superior OLED picture quality.

As Canadians spend more time at home, the television has become the entertainment hub for spending time with family,” said Gilles Pereira, Go to Market Manager, Home Entertainment LG Electronics Canada.




The new LG NanoCell lineup includes 4K models that span a range of sizes starting at 43” all the way to 86” for an elevated viewing experience. The 2021 models are built to offer improved picture quality with nanoparticles, which filter out dull colours, resulting in lifelike images that draw the viewer deeper into their favourite movies, sports and shows.

This year’s LG OLED, LG QNED99 and 4K NanoCell models are powered by LG’s latest intelligent processor, a (Alpha) 9 Gen 4 AI, for an improved user experience. The new processor boasts upscaling performance for clearer and sharper images, and visual optimization. For improved picture quality, AI Picture Pro has been enhanced and can now identify objects onscreen to bring three-dimensionality and depth to every scene. Additionally, AI Sound Pro up-mixes two-channel audio to virtual 5.1.2 surround while Auto Volume Leveling ensures a consistent volume when switching between channels or streaming apps.

INTRODUCING A NEW STANDARD IN LCD TECHNOLOGY An exciting addition for 2021 is LG’s new, award-winning LG QNED MiniLED – an evolution in LCD technology that almost matches the power of an OLED. Available in both 8K and 4K models and in three sizes, 65”, 75” and 86”, it is the first TV to combine LG’s Quantum Dot NanoCell technology and MiniLED backlighting to achieve more vibrant, accurate colours and greater contrast than conventional LCD televisions. With MiniLED technology, the LG QNED MiniLED is built with 30,000 LEDs that make it brighter than a traditional LCD TV. This technology also employs 2,500 dimming blocks for deeper blacks.

U S ER S C A N N OW E XP E R I E N C E ADDED CO N V E N I E N C E R I G HT FRO M TH EI R T V WITH : • webOS 6.0, which provides faster access to apps, as well as simpler content discovery with finely tuned personalized recommendations. • with LG ThinQ, the Home Dashboard enables consumers to create a truly connected home by controlling smart devices and LG appliances from their TV.



REFINED DESIGN Canadians can now upgrade their space without sacrificing style for functionality. Select LG TVs are designed with Cinema Screen, which forgoes the traditional bezel around the TV for a classic and refined look. Now any LG TV can double as a piece of art with the new Gallery Stand, a compact and modern accessory to display a TV.

ULTIMATE AUDIO EXPERIENCE No home entertainment centre is complete without the ultimate audio setup. The 2021 LG Soundbar line-up – SP11R, SP9, SP8, QP5 – offers high-quality audio supported by Dolby Atmos and DTS: X for dynamic threedimensional audio. The lineup boasts AI features including AI Room Calibration, which uses spatial awareness to optimize sound in any room. AI Sound Pro uses adaptive sound control to automatically adjust frequency range and sound field extension, depending on which genre of content the user is watching: news, music or cinema. LG’s 2021 SP11R, SP9, SP8 soundbars work with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and AirPlay 2 as well as Chromecast and Spotify Connect.


In its effort toward a sustainable future, LG is taking a more eco-minded approach to product development, packaging and shipping of its 2021 soundbars, and designing the first audio products in the industry to receive SGS Eco Product Certification. For many soundbar model cases, LG replaced materials used in previous models with recycled materials, and one model (SP7Y) features jersey fabric made of recycled PET bottles. Certified as Global Recycled Standard-compliant and UL environmental claim validated, each SP7Y soundbar means almost seven fewer plastic bottles occupying landfills. To further reduce environmental impact and waste, LG adopted friendlier packaging for its 2021 soundbar lineup. Using mainly recycled molded pulp and less EPS foam and plastic, the packaging for models SP11RA, SP9YA, SP8YA, SP7Y has earned Eco Product certification from Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), a respected provider of testing, inspection and certification services based in Geneva,

Switzerland. To receive this designation, SGS deemed that the soundbars would have minimal environmental impact as they emit less air pollutants, contain few hazardous substances and provide a high degree of recyclability. What’s more, the packaging is designed in an “L” shape so more units can fit in trucks, which means lower CO2 emissions, a crucial part of achieving environmental sustainability. LG TONE Free earbuds with UVNano technology charging case, which can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh, offers consumers a highquality listening experience whether they’re running errands, working out or taking calls. With LG’s continued partnership with Meridian Audio, the audio capabilities on the 2021 models have been refined to offer an improved bass performance. This year’s models have enhanced sound with an improved threemicrophone system to reduce ambient noise for clearer calls, perfect for those who work from home. ◆





YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF Admit it. You want them. Those beautiful stripes on your lawn that’ll make your grass look like ballpark grass. Clean and professional. Like the fields you see in college and professional sports stadiums. You’re in luck, because it’s really not too hard to make stripes in your lawn if you have cool-season grass. Here’s how.

THE WAY STRIPING WORKS The effect of stripes you see on a lawn or playing field is simply light reflecting off the grass blades. Blades bent towards you look dark, while those bent the opposite way look lighter. You can see some of the

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same effect with normal mowing, and creating patterns just takes it a step further. To get the blades to bend, you’ll need a striping kit for your mower or a roller. You can buy a striping kit online or find instructions on how to build one yourself.

PICK A PATTERN Before you start mowing, decide on the pattern you want to create. It may help - especially when doing this the first time - to make a sketch of how the pattern will fit the layout of your lawn. The possibilities are practically endless, but stripes, checkerboards, and diamonds are the most common patterns.

Unless you’re purposely creating a wavy pattern, take care to mow in a straight line. Start by mowing parallel to a straight sidewalk or driveway. To keep mowing straight, look at least 10 feet in front of you while you mow, rather than at the ground right in front of the mower. When you come to the end of a row, lift the mower deck as you turn, then mow in the opposite direction next to your previous pass. To create a checkerboard, mow the lawn a second time at 90 degrees to your first mowing. Finish by mowing a strip around the edges of the lawn.

INTENSIF Y YOUR STRIPES Your mowing will create the basic pattern, but the next step is what the professionals do to make their patterns more pronounced. The secret is to bend the grass blades further, and you can do that with a lawn roller. If you don’t own a roller, you can rent one. Go back over your mowing stripes, rolling the grass in the same direction you mowed. You’ll see a dramatic difference.

ADDITIONAL STRIPING TIPS To create a vivid pattern, mow high. Mowing at the highest setting creates softer grass that bends over easily. A shorter grass blade will not bend over as far, and the pattern will not be as noticeable. Raising the mowing height even a half-inch can make a difference. Don’t forget to feed your lawn every 6-8 weeks with Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food. A lawn fed 2-4 times per year, will grow thick and lush helping make the stripes even more dramatic. Finally, always mow with a sharp blade for a nice, healthy cut. ◆

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Welcome to 36 Remington Drive. Executive elegance and luxurious finishes throughout! Natural flow of sunlight! Extraordinary African walnut flooring! Extensive use of high end materials! Cathedral ceilings! Plaster moldings! Wainscoting! Ensuite bath in each bedroom with custom built walk in closets! Two laundry rooms! Four stone fireplaces! Surround yourself in exquisite architecture and design! Situated amongst custom built homes! Rosethorn Park and Islington Golf Club!

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Call for details 246 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, TORONTO Step past the gates of 246 Riverside Drive and leave the city behind. This stately, Georgian home will make you forget that you’re just steps from Bloor West Village. A perfect combination of a prime Toronto location and private country estate. This 0.7 acre property backs onto the Humber River, with a private boathouse and dock to enjoy along the riverbank. This expansive home is incredibly unique. With countless luxuries and features at every turn and a floor plan that combines old world charm with modern lifestyle. Live your culinary dream with two kitchens on the main floor. And enjoy the options of the formal and casual living and dining rooms. The walk-out lower level is perfect for family and entertaining. A main, open games room features a stunning wood and stained glass bar, fireplace and lots of space for numerous lounge areas, billiards and more. There’s also a home gym, which includes a large sauna and not one, but two shower change rooms. But it’s the wine cellar that leaves a lasting impression. With space to create another unique dining experience or tasting room, and a secret passageway back to the chefs kitchen. Upstairs, you’ll find a handsome home office, with wood paneled walls, built-ins and fireplace creating a cozy atmosphere. Retreat to your primary bedroom, which features another beautiful fireplace, views of the river, a show-stopping ensuite and oversized walk-in, fully doored closet. Plus, the added bonus of another secret passage to a possible second primary bedroom or nursery. Exceptionally elegant. 246 Riverside Drive is your dream forever home.

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