Curb Appeal Halton/Peel Region ISSUE 05 2020

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Denise Dilbey Broker

SEE MY FEATURE LISTING ON PAGE 4

5159 Fourth Line, Erin


BUNGALOFT ON 1 ACRE LOT 5000+ sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, kitchen with granite counters, main floor master has hardwood floors, walk-in closet & 5 piece ensuite, finished walkout basement with rec room, entertainers kitchen, island, S/S appliances, woodstove, games rm, theatre area, bath & walkout to covered patio. Multi family home & perfect commuter location just north of Brampton. Caledon. $1,799,000

BUNGALOFT ON 210 X 540 FT LOT 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, redesigned eat-in kitchen with corian counters & walkout to deck, master has hardwood floors, fireplace & 6 piece ensuite, dining room with coffered ceiling, loft area with family room & office area (could be nanny spot). 20 x 40 inground pool, outstanding views, 3 car garage, custom flagstone, Geothermal heating for home & pool. Caledon. $1,799,000

BUNGALOW WITH 25.5 BEAUTIFUL ACRES Gated 4 plus 1 bedroom home, 5 baths, family room with fireplace & walkout, kitchen with slate floor, granite tops & walkout, master has hardwood floor, 7 piece ensuite & his/hers closets, 2nd bedroom with 3 piece ensuite & walk-in closet, finished walkout basement with rec room, bath & bedroom. Property features pond, forest, trails, workshop & small barn-like outbuildings. Caledon. $2,149,000

BUNGALOW ON 24.3 OUTSTANDING ACRES 3 plus 2 bedrooms, 4 baths, kitchen with slate floors, granite tops & combo with family room, private master wing with 7 piece ensuite, sunroom with walkout to garden, finished basement with separate entry, rec room, gym, games room, bedroom & bath. Inground pool, unique cabana, sauna, 4 car heated garage, generator, heated shop, greenhouse, barn & ponds. Caledon. $2,599,000

LEGACY PINES COMMUNITY LIVING 2 plus 1 bedrooms, 3 baths, great room with hardwood floors & pot lights, eat-in kitchen with granite tops & S/S appliances, master has 4 piece ensuite & custom walk through closet to dressing room, lower level features family room, rec room, office, fireplace & bath. Access to golf, tennis, trails & clubhouse. Private deck, unobstructed views & 2 car garage. Caledon. $899,000

ICF CONSTRUCTION ON 12.1 ACRES 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, eat-in kitchen with butcher block island, 3 sided fireplace & walkout, family room with fireplace & soaring ceiling, master has 5 piece ensuite & walk-in closet, finished walkout basement with games room & den. Inground pool, hot tub, trails, detached garage & storage building, exclusive street with 5 properties, 8 separate entries. Caledon. $1,674,900

We are working COVID-19 SMART. We have a multi faceted system in place to try to help buyers & sellers minimize risks in our new environment. All our listings are available for showings. If you are thinking of buying or selling we can help.

2 STOREY ON PRISTINE 50 ACRES 3 bedrooms, 5 baths, great room with hardwood floor, fireplace, cathedral ceiling, surround sound & pot lights, kitchen with granite tops and walkout to deck, main floor master has hardwood floor, 5 piece ensuite & walk-in closet, finished walk-up basement with rec room, spa room & bath. Geothermal heating, 5 car garage, hot tub, flagstone walks & trails. Erin. $1,875,000

49.75 VACANT COUNTRY ACRES Exciting land in the heart of Caledon on Heart Lake Road. Substantial open farmland, some forest & a small pond at the front of the property. Ideal to build your dream home with all the extras (outbuildings, pool, tennis court, etc.) or hold onto it for future investment. Caledon. $1,499,999

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ROOM TO ESCAPE ON 45 ACRES

ERIN This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Lloyd Wright architecturally inspired home is secluded from the world surrounded by peace and tranquility. 2 staircases encompass a variety of connecting 7,000+ square feet of finished unconventional, airy and bright spacious living areas spanning from the finished walkout basement up 3 levels to create 3 versatile living areas for the whole family. Sustainable energy-efficient passive solar and geothermal systems. The Managed Forest designation lowers property taxes. The built-in, oversized 2 car garage, small barn and 4,000 square feet 2 storey detached workshop are accented by winding trails through 44.8 acres of managed forest, pond and open meadows. $1,349,000

STABLE COMMERCIAL TENANT

LEGAL DUPLEX

MILTON This 2,000+ square foot M1 zoned commercial condo unit is equipped with a generous office with 2 piece bathroom and a 17 foot ceiling warehouse space. A 12 x 10 foot shipping door, man door, 2nd 2 piece bathroom and mezzanine provide many town of Milton M1 zoning uses. Designated parking. Newer roof and paved parking. Excellent long-term tenants offer a good CAP rate or ideal for owner-occupied use. $574,900

WIARTON Get into investing in the housing market. Many updates and upgrades support the rental income from a spacious 4 bedroom, 2 storey single-family home with a sound adjoining 2 bedroom apartment/in-law suite. Separate utility meters, furnaces, hot water tank and private areas for each unit, lets you live in one half and rent out the other side. Central downtown location $349,000 with views of Colpoyʼs Bay.

COMING SOON

NORVAL The Riviera, Club 2000, West 7 Lounge and Nashville North are a few names you might remember visiting this iconic night club venue. This complex 17,000+ square foot structure on a 6.67 acre site straddles the Credit River. Adored by locals and marveled by distant patrons from all over the world since the 1960s, this property could cater up to 899 party goers on the wooden dance floor, mezzanine, Annex pool and spa area and two outdoor patios. Just imagine the opportunities to modify or land assemble together the adjoining 6+ acres or resurrect this facility utilizing the fully equipped kitchen, 28 foot ceiling with mezzanine $3,900,000 and wooden dance floor and “The Annex”.

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WATERFRONT ESCAPE PLAN

ULTIMATE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

ROOM TO ROAM ON 19 ACRES

WOODED HAVEN BUNGALOW ON 14 ACRES

READY TO BUILD THIS SPRING

41 ACRE PARADISE

SOUTH RIVER This can be your whole family all season multiple-family getaway. This BNB business can be your family income and heirloom with 259 ft frontage and 2.40 acres including waterfront on South River and Forest Lake. This well-maintained property features 4 spacious self-contained living quarters offering 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4 kitchens and separate entries plus bunkie. Furnished guest house with separate meter. This residential/commercial turn-key is an ideal family compound or keep as its current use as a small waterfront cottage rental business with income. There are just too many features and benefits to mention including the amazing sunsets, the serenity of the surroundings accented by the many updates and upgrades. Located close to Algonquin Park, fishing, hiking and snowmobiling for an all year retreat. $939,900 Minutes from downtown and major highways. Natural gas.

CAMPBELLVILLE Long driveway leads to this private oasis surrounded by trees and ponds on 14 acres. The 3 plus 1 bedroom, 4 bathroom log home offering a bright and spacious open concept design and soaring ceilings with entertainerʼs kitchen. A finished lower level offers more living space and a walk-up to a 3 car and separate 2 car heated garage with lots of parking. Heated by natural gas. Back-up generator and 200 amp $1,990,000 service. Paved road.

PIGEON LAKE Here is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath log bungaloft offering everything you might need to enjoy staying at home. Impressively finished and handcrafted, every room is defined with the type of lifestyle enjoyed inside and appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts. Magnificent bright and airy with soaring ceilings accent this meticulously crafted residence of 3,000 plus sq ft. The finished basement is the perfect play area with heated flooring, a built-in bar, 3rd bedroom and access to 2 separate garages for 6 cars with 12 ft and 17 ft ceilings and 2-14 ft doors, ideal for RV parking and workshop. For outside pleasure, patios offer views of mature forest, huge fire pit and walking trails plus lakefront access on Pigeon Lake. Wheelchair accessible main floor, built-in back-up Generac hydro generator and natural $1,199,000 gas and high-speed internet offer stable comforts.

ERIN Ready. Set. GO! Building your dream just got easier with this amazing 10 acre property. The approved and established building envelope will help speed along the building of your dream house. An existing driveway leads you to mature forest, open meadows and the meandering Eramosa River. Private and secluded. Close to town and GO train station. $449,000

EAST GARAFRAXA A long driveway leads to this private, carpet-free and renovated estate with 3 plus 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow, detached 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom in-law suite, heated workshop and garages, barn, arenas and so much more. 42 foot x 20 foot four car garage and 34 foot x 60 foot shop with 2-16 foot doors provide insulated and heated work and storage areas. This year-round horse training and boarding facility offers a 12 stall barn, paddocks with water and 10+ acres of fenced pasture. 60 foot x 120 foot indoor riding and a 100 ft x 200 foot outdoor riding arenas. This amazing property includes a hydro back-up generator set up to run the whole farm. Just minutes from Orangeville on a $2,099,000 paved road.

ERIN Just imagine everything you could do with this 41 acre parcel of land. Stunning, flat 20+/- acres of cultivated fields, plus 20+/- acres of mature forest with stream connecting you to the Speed River and mother nature could be in the backyard of your future custom built estate. CLTIP and OFA credits could be applied to reduce property taxes. VTB potential. Survey. $699,000

IN TOWN OASIS ON 12 ACRES

ACTON This 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bathroom brick bungalow is equipped with a finished 2 bedroom walkout basement, municipal services and a huge 12 acre backyard. Updated eat-in kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, island and opens to a bright formal living room. A main floor laundry, updated 4 piece bathroom and access to a garage complete this carpet-free residence. The finished walkout basement gives you more living space with a 2nd kitchen, 2 large bedrooms with above grade windows and updated 3 piece bath for an in-law suite and extended family. Horses have called the 52 ft x 32 ft 9 stall barn & 4 paddocks home since 1974. You can also use the barn as a 52' x 32' multi-purpose shop with loft for storage and play room. There is room for your organic gardens and chickens. The track wraps around the pond and mature forest. 3 driveways provide parking. This unique property gives your family all the benefits of country living with the comforts of natural gas, sewer, water $1,099,000 and high-speed internet services. Close to downtown shops, schools, GO and Highway 401.

DO IT ONLINE

The COVID-19 outbreak has created a new reality for all of us, at least temporarily. Chances are you’re dealing with many new challenges, both personally and professionally. We all are. Now, it’s up to each of us to do our part so we can get through this as quickly as possible. Remember, we’re all in this together. Stay positive and know that things will get better. In the meantime, you might have immediate concerns about the real estate market. For example, you might be wondering if you should put o moving. Or, you might need to move but are worried about all this uncertainty. If so, give me a call. As a real estate professional, I have the latest market information, insights and tools - and can give you sound advice. Good information and advice are often the antidote to stress, especially during challenging times. So, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Stay Safe!

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HEALTH + WELLNESS

A MESSAGE FROM THN MEDIA WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT AS THIS ISSUE OF CURB APPEAL MAGAZINE ARRIVES IN YOUR MAILBOX, EVERYONE IN YOUR HOME CONTINUES TO BE WELL.

The pandemic has all of us staying inside just as warmer Spring weather tempts us to go outdoors. Our government’s directions to social distance and stay at home are our best strategy to flatten the curve. COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and in many cases, our livelihoods. Helping each other in this stressful time can be as simple as placing a call to a neighbour, donating to a foodbank and ordering from shops locally. For over ten years the team at THN Media have worked with Real Estate professionals to bring your homes to market. The Realtors presented

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HOT OFF THE PRESS AND MOVE-IN READY! THIS PENTHOUSE UNIT FROM MATTAMY FEATURES 10’ CEILINGS, AN UPGRADED KITCHEN, APPLIANCES, UPGRADED BATH, ONE PARKING, ONE LOCKER AND AMAZING VIEWS! STEPS TO SCHOOLS, PARKS, SHOPPING, TRANSIT AND MAJOR HIGHWAYS! PRICED TO SELL! C A L L M E TO DAY FO R M O R E D E TA I L S !

1680 MEDAD SPRINGS / SOLD IN 1 DAY! WELCOME TO LUXURY AT ITS FINEST! THIS METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED HOME SITS ON 2.63 ACRES OF TOTAL PRIVACY AND HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED! ENTERTAIN IN YOUR GOURMET KITCHEN WITH HEATED FLOORS, CUSTOM CABINETRY, CUSTOM WINE FRIDGE AND MORE! WALK OUT TO THE ALL-SEASON SUN ROOM OVERLOOKING YOUR PRIVATE OASIS! SUMMER FUN IN YOUR IN-GROUND POOL WITH HOT TUB AND WATERFALL! SECLUDED AMONGST THE EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING AND TREES!

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ISSUE 05 • 2020

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CALEDON EAST - CENTURY FAMILY HOME

CALEDON - CENTURY HOME ON 30 GENTLY ROLLING ACRES

For century home lovers, this is a unique piece of history on a quiet cul-de-sac, beautifully upgraded and maintained while keeping the original character with 9 ft ceilings, pine plank floors, high baseboards, solid wood trims and crown mouldings. An elegant kitchen has a Viking Pro Series 6-burner stove, copper sink and an Elmira cookstove and walkout to patio. Completing the main floor are an office, formal dining room, family room, laundry and den with separate entry. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs including a huge master with fireplace, wide plank flooring and a 3 piece ensuite. The very private south-facing backyard has towering mature trees, professionally landscaped patios and walkways ($80,000), including a 180,000 BTU outdoor fire pit, and backs onto the Caledon Trailway. $1,168,900

This spectacular parcel is located in the heart of Caledon on the Escarpment on a paved road and has a newly paved 260 ft driveway which leads to the 2 car attached garage, a parking pad for 6 cars plus another detached 4 car garage. Beautifully decorated 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2.5 storey century 1915 farmhouse has been totally renovated inside while keeping the character of yesteryear with new high baseboards, wide trims, oak hardwood on main rooms with slate floors in kitchen and a finished basement rec and games room and a den. The 3rd level Master has a skylight, pot lighting, hardwood floors, walk-in closet and a 3-piece ensuite with slate floors. Perfect for a hobby farmer, horse $2,189,900 enthusiast or as a retreat paradise.

TERRA COTTA - BACKS ONTO CREDIT RIVER

CALEDON - TAMARACK ESTATES SUBDIVISION

Located on a 122 x 294 foot lot in the charming Village of Terra Cotta with the Credit River ever-flowing and towering trees a backdrop to this circa 1895 Century home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, plus a detached 1 car garage and carport. There is a living room with a fireplace, oak cabinets in the eat-in kitchen and a south-facing sunroom which overlooks the deck below, manicured perennial gardens and river. $888,900

On 3.57 acres with 4 car attached garage, inground pool, cabana, hot tub, decking and huge backyard, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom has family room with gas fireplace, newer maple hardwood on main level and newly renovated open concept kitchen with heated travertine floors, quartz counters, centre island with breakfast bar and 6 burner gas cooktop, built-in desk and bar areas. Fabulous for entertaining! Great commuter location. $1,348,800

CO SOMING ON CALEDON - 1.14 ACRE BUILDING LOT

Rare opportunity in a fabulous location for this 1.14 acre building lot in Caledon on paved road for a Bungalow with walkout basement up to 3,200 square feet. Hydro is at road, restrictive covenant on title for construction of a one storey dwelling only on property. North of Caledon Village and close to Orangeville for amenities. $648,900

SOUTH CALEDON - 13.42 ACRES PLUS STREAM

Great retreat or hobby farm with a portion of the land being tenant farmed, qualifying for lower taxes. Beautifully manicured gardens with towering hedges provide ultimate privacy on a lovely parcel of land with a stream. Immaculate 3 bedroom bungalow has a basement with separate entry. Close to Trailway, golfing, skiing and 30 minutes to Pearson Airport.

Our first priority is the safety and health of our community, our front-line workers, and toward the containment of COVID-19. We have implemented social distancing tools such as online virtual showings through Facebook Live, Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and more, along with online transaction document signing; and, if needed, online property evaluations to eliminate faceto-face interactions and prevent the community spread of COVID-19. We are here for our community and to answer any questions you may have during this trying time. We remain available to those in need of Real Estate support and we’re only a phone call away! Please be safe... and stay home!

Mary & Kait


48 STRATH AVENUE $4,295,000

Beautifully Appointed Luxury Build! Located in the very heart of The Kingsway, this is a superstar house! Fully loaded 4+ bedroom comes with everything on your wish list – unrivaled quality and lovingly cared-for, Perola kitchen, double garage with direct entry, no fuss professional landscaping, heated drive, spectacular lower level with nanny/teen suite and cedar-lined games room/gym. 7 minute walk to Grenview entrance subway, Vintages LCBO, dining, cafes, shops and LKS Junior Middle School. 20 minutes to Financial/Theatre districts, airports and home to some of Toronto’s finest golf. Over 5,000 square feet of total living space masterfully designed by PhD Design Inc. See more at 48Strath.com


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Call for Details 2 4 B L A I R AT H O L C R E S C E N T , E T O B I C O K E Nestled on a quiet street in coveted Princess Anne Manor, this beautiful ranch bungalow at 24 Blair Athol Cescent is the home you’ve been searching for. Fully renovated; taken back to the brick, reframed, insulated and refinished with high quality craftsmanship and detail. Upon entering, you’ll find the spacious formal living and dining rooms. While the kitchen takes center stage on the main floor at the heart of the home. Enjoy high-end Miele fridge, speed oven, steamer, wall oven, dishwasher and 4-burner induction cooktop. The kitchen is bright and airy, open to an eat-in dining area and cozy family room space that overlooks the private backyard. In the summer months, enjoy the large in-ground pool and the maintenance-free artificial turf lawn. Tucked away on the main level, you’ll find the master bedroom, complete with it’s own ensuite. Adjacent to that, you’ll find two bedrooms and a full bathroom. With two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom on the lower level. Stay nice and warm all year round with 3 gas fireplaces and the luxury of heated floors in all of the bathrooms and laundry room. This home is close to some of Toronto’s top schools in Princess Anne Manor. And you’re just 10 minutes to Pearson International Airport, 12 minutes to Sherway Gardens and 30 minutes to downtown. 24blairathol.com


RECIPE

A Twist ON A CLASSIC SPANISH SAUCE

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THIS TAKE ON ROMESCO,

THE A SPANISH SAUCE MADE WITH ROASTED RED PEPPERS AND FINELY CHOPPED NUTS, IS ULTRA-SMOOTH AND CREAMY THANKS TO THE PLANT-BASED ROASTED RED PEPPER CASHEW DIP.

“Don’t add oil to pasta water to prevent clumping or boiling over,” says Michelle Pennock, executive chef for the President’s Choice test kitchen. “Instead, add salt to your water for flavour, rather than having the pasta become slippery and making the sauce run off.” Freeze the leftover canned tomatoes in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to three months and use later in soups, pasta dishes or sauces.

Toast whole almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring or shaking often, until light golden and fragrant, about 6 minutes.

VEGAN ROMESCO ROTINI Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 6

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb (454 g) rotini • 1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (90 mL) unsalted natural (skin-on) whole almonds, toasted • 1 pkg (200 g) PC plant-based roasted red pepper cashew dip • 1 cup (250 mL) canned whole plum tomatoes (with juices) • 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt • 1/4 cup (60 mL) smoked paprika • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley, chopped

DIRECTIONS STEP ONE: Bring 4 litres (16 cups) water to a rapid boil. Add pasta. Stir occasionally until water returns to a boil. Cook until al dente or tender but firm, about 8 to 9 minutes, adding frozen peas during the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time. Reserving 1-cup cooking liquid, drain. STEP T WO: Meanwhile, pulse 1/4 cup toasted almonds in a blender on high speed until finely ground. Add cashew dip, tomatoes with juices, oil, salt and paprika. Blend, scraping down the side, until smooth sauce forms. Set aside. Chop remaining 2 tbsp toasted almonds for garnish; set aside. STEP THREE: Return pasta mixture to saucepan off heat. Stir in sauce and 1/2cup pasta cooking liquid, adding more if necessary to coat pasta and reach desired sauce consistency. STEP FOUR: Sprinkle pasta with chopped almonds and parsley. ◆ newscanada.com

Nutritional information per serving: calories 450, fat 14 g (2 g of which is saturated), sodium 390 mg, carbohydrates 68 g, fibre 4 g, sugars 6 g, protein 15 g

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Celebrate

YOUR MOM ON MAY 10TH MOTHER’S DAY will be different for many this year as you may not be able to celebrate in person due to Covid-19.

LET NOBLE CATERING PREPARE A MEAL FOR YOUR MOM

Menu for Mother’s Day $26.95 plus tax per person Dinner Roll and Butter Butternut Squash Soup OR Garden Salad with Dressing Chicken Supreme Au Jus stuffed with Spinach, Red Pepper and Mozzarella Cheese OR Roasted Atlantic Salmon in Lemon Dill Cream Sauce Garlic Mashed Potatoes Seasonal Vegetable Medley White Chocolate Cranberry Bar for Dessert Please advise of any allergies/dietary restrictions. Other menu options available upon request.

Pick-up your order hot or cold. Delivery service available. Please inquire. To place an order, please email orders@noblecatering.ca. For further details, please call Ewa at 416.738.4755. On behalf of Noble Catering and Noble Hall, we thank all of our valued customers for their support during these unprecedented times. Happy Mother’s Day and stay healthy!

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TECHNOLOGY

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KOCHBLUME SPILL STOPPER Perfect your pasta-making skills with a smart spillstopping tool that’ll keep boiling water from overflowing and splattering all over your stove. Its unique two-tier lid effectively lets steam and pressure escape, so you’re not stuck scraping off burnt-on spills long after your pasta is gone. Amazon.ca

YOLKFISH EGG SEPAR ATOR There are plenty of fish in the sea, but nothing like this sip-lip silicone phenomenon. YolkFish has a special talent - he knows how to split the yellow from the egg white. Amazon.ca

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RETRO POP-UP HOT DOG TOASTER Keep things quick and easy while preparing a meal everyone loves. The large hot dog cage fits two regular-size or extra-plump hot dogs. Adjust the heat setting to toast hot dogs to your preference. When done, easily remove the hot dog cage using the included mini tongs. Add your favourite hot dog toppings and enjoy! Amazon.ca

The Bacon Master is an upright griddle cooker that allows you to cook bacon evenly without having to turn it, and helps the fat drain for a healthier breakfast option. You can also save the fat from the drip tray if you like to cook with it later! Amazon.ca


ONE CLICK STICK BUTTER CUTTER The one-click butter cutter holds and slices butter into pats with just a squeeze. Easily loads a complete stick of hard butter. Measures out butter with 4 slices per tablespoon. No mess-no fuss. Keep hands and butter clean. Amazon.ca

PANCAKE BATTER MIXER The Whiskware Batter Mixer by BlenderBottle uses a patented mixing system for smooth batters in seconds. Add ingredients, drop in the BlenderBall and shake. No batteries, no cord, no hassle. The silicone tip provides perfect control to draw shapes and won’t melt if touched to the pan. Amazon.ca

SMART TONGS 2-IN-1 SPATULA TONGS Flip, cradle, grab, or scoop with the 2-in-1 spatula and tongs. Combines the flip of the spatula and the squeeze of tongs. Makes cooking and serving your favourite foods so much easier.

AUTOMATIC PAN STIRRER WITH TIMER Some of the most delicious sauces require more attention than a newborn baby. But they’re totally worth it (delicious sauces and babies). For those recipes that call for continuous stirring, we introduce this clever time—and arm—saver. Place it in your pan with any simmering or low-heat liquid, set the timer, and go do the million other things you need to do. We’ll be over at 8. Made in China. UncommonGoods.com

KITCHEN GIZMO SNAP’N STR AIN STR AINER With its innovative, universal design, the Snap’n Strain will take the strain out of straining. This top quality, heat-resistant, silicone strainer is the most practical way to get your food strained thoroughly, while avoiding transferring the food out of the pot. Amazon.ca ◆

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SALAD CHOPPER BOWL AND STR AINER Enjoy a healthy, delicious salad in seconds with the easy-to-use Salad Cutter and Strainer 2-in-1 that makes enjoying fruits and vegetables quick and easy. Place all your salad ingredients in this bowl and slice through the grates. Twist and repeat, and you’re left with perfectly chopped lettuce and veggies! Just transfer onto a plate and add dressing. Amazon.ca

CHEF’N COB CORN STRIPPER A perfect little gadget for stripping an entire corn on the cob in seconds! Easily strip the kernels from the cob in one easy motion. Stainless steel blades. Amazon.ca

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HEALTH + WELLNESS

COMMUNITIES RALLY TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS Across the country, a grassroots movement to find healthcare workers short-term accommodations to keep their families safe during the Covid-19 crisis has turned into a major project. In a matter of weeks, a website that began in Victoria, BC to send listings of available low-cost, short-term furnished accommodations to healthcare workers has spread to Vancouver, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, and other cities coming soon across Canada - and even to the United States. The project started when a nurse at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria made a plea on social media for a low-cost suite to be made available for herself and a colleague. People who work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities across Canada are in the difficult position of putting their families at risk when they go home after shifts working with potential Covid-19 patients. These workers are attempting to find secondary housing but cannot afford market rates on a second suite or house with a kitchen and access to laundry facilities on top of their existing mortgage and rent. Sohail Mansoor, a Toronto Realtor, similarly took to social media to offer his basement suite to any healthcare worker who needed a place to stay. From there, a friend informed him of a similar initiative already in the works in BC headed by Heather Conquergood (Victoria, BC), Ryan Stanley (Ottawa, ON) and Lisa Allyn (Vancouver, BC). Within a matter of days, Sohail’s team had a website live and had already started receiving requests for accommodations. Within the next couple weeks, the Toronto team partnered up with the original organizers from BC, and the national initiative was born. The greater organization is backed by a key team of volunteers that have skills in database management, web development, communications, and outreach. The project runs entirely on donated volunteer time and a desire to make this situation better.

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The website healthworkerhousing.ca provides a one-stop landing page for Canada, where front-line workers including janitorial staff, care aids, nurses, social workers, doctors, hospital porters and respiratory therapists are connected with property owners who are offering to support them with furnished, empty suites. The site is open to all types of properties, including houses, apartments, camper-trailers, hotels and motels. Some accommodations are offered for no cost and some are requesting a nominal amount to help defray the cost of utilities or condo fees. The project calls on property owners to do as much as they can to lower costs as a humanitarian effort. The Healthcare Workers Housing team and all the property owners who have offered to help are sending a clear message to healthcare workers:

We’re all in this together.

HEALTH WORKER HOUSING By healthworkerhousing.ca



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