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51 White Oak Boulevard, Toronto
311 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M6
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Iconic Edwardian 6-Plex in Prime Roncesvalles, Circa 1920 Architecturally Significant Building Offering Tremendous Curb Appeal. 95â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Frontage on Roncesvalles, 6 Spacious and Bright 2 Bedroom Suites, Approx 6,000 sq ft Finished, Abundance of Oversize Windows and Natural Light, Regal Entrance and Foyer System w/Period Detail Intact, Suites Offer Hardwood Floors, Beamed Ceilings, Plate Rail, Fireplaces (5 in total), 3 Fully Renovated Suites, 3 Updated... Each Space Unique. Well Managed Zero Vacancy Boutique Building In a High Demand Locale. TTC, Steps to Local Shopping and Entertainment, High Park Two Blocks Away!
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The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, pulling more than just double duty by serving as study space, second living room, work-from-home zone and dining room. With more of us spending more time at home – and more time cooking – now is the perfect time to transform your kitchen. Here Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert shares her designer advice to give your kitchen a fresh new look.
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This year, one of the hottest trends in kitchens is blue accents. “If you tend towards a more neutral palette, blue is an ideal colour to experiment with as it pairs well with multiple styles and with other colours,” says Grech.
Want to add just a touch of colour to your neutral kitchen? Painting the island in a complementary shade is a favourite designer trick to add style and a focal point to the kitchen.
Stylish shades of blue-green, like the 2021 colour of the year Aegean Teal 2136-40, will make your kitchen a welcoming, comforting space for creativity and culinary adventure.
Grech recommends shades like Hale Navy HC-154 and Van Deusen Blue HC-156 for blues that suit styles ranging from minimal to traditional. newscanada.com
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YOUR SPACE YOUR Article by Kate Davidson
Tired of your home interiors? More important than ever, our homes need to provide comfort and function as well as reflect who we are. Accessorizing is a crucial phase of completing a renovation or adding back some life to your home. Rugs, artwork, collectibles and pillows are some of the key elements that will bring your beautifully finished spaces back to life.
HERE ARE SOME OF MY TIPS ON HOW TO SELECT THE BEST ACCESSORIES TO STYLE UP AND REFRESH YOUR INTERIORS THIS WINTER. COLOUR A monochromatic space will lack personality so incorporate muted tones that work together or choose two bolder colours and distribute them across your space with accessories. Place these colours in varying accents like pillows, blankets, vases and artwork. Ideally, draw these colours from a key piece in the space which could be an accent fabric, area rug or artwork.
SCALE When selecting accents, ensure you use varying sizes. Groupings are most successful when combining three different heights, widths of objects together. If you want to make a statement, add one or two large items to your space that will draw attention to them. A large painting on canvas would make an impact on a large wall. Pull out some of the colours in that painting for your accessories to distribute in the room.
TEXTURE Add depth and dimension to your space by combining various textures. Keeping in your colour scheme, combine items that are rough, polished, woven and silky. This adds interest without the need to add a lot of colour.
CONTR AST Create a dynamic space by adding contrast. The key to create contrast is selecting a few key pieces that stand out against the neutral backdrop of the rest of the space. For example, a fireplace clad with a dark stone or slab, distribute the same dark tone found in the fireplace material across the room in a few key areas to unite the furnishings with the fireplace feature. ◆ KATE DAVIDSON, is the founder and principal designer of Kate + Co Design. For more than a decade the multidisciplinary interior design firm has been providing complete residential and commercial design services throughout North America. Kate + Co is known for creating luxurious livable interiors. @ kateandcodesigninc • KateAndCoDesign.com
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10 Ridgevalley Crescent • $4,148,000
51 White Oak Boulevard • $2,698,000
4 The Kingsway, Suite 503 • $1,798,000
Paradise as soon as you step in! Dream views and location backing on St. George’s Golf, one of Canada’s top courses. This jewel suits many with its open concept layout, wall of windows overlooking the golf course, ground floor bedrooms and party-size lower level opening to terrace in the most spectacular setting. Features include 6 spacious bedrooms, 5 glamorous bathrooms, exquisite chef’s kitchen, elegant dining room and no wasted space. Luxury from top to bottom and sitting on a secluded tree-lined crescent. If you love entertaining, this is for you. Great school district, 30 minutes to Financial/Theatre districts, quick to airport and major highways. A once in a lifetime opportunity. See more at 10Ridgevalley.com
This sun-filled Kingsway beauty suits so many! 4+ bedrooms, 6 baths, spacious principal rooms, big eat-in kitchen, family room, basically a room for all in the family! Master suite with walk-in closet and luxury bath. Lower level separate entrance and sweet separate living quarters with kitchen for in-law or extra income. Many walk-outs with sitting areas and pretty gardens. Fully renovated, so lovely and tasteful and only a block to Kingsway shops, pubs, dining, cafés, schools, parks, rec centre and subway! You can’t help but love it! See more at 51WhiteOak.com
Luxury 2 bedroom/2 bath in The Kingsway/Old Mill’s latest “flatiron” boutique condo residence with exclusive concierge, valet and 24 hour security. This suite stands apart by its efficient open concept layout, 10’ ceilings, balcony with BBQ outlet, the finest finishes and thousands spent on upgrades. Includes 2 side by side parking and 2 lockers. Shop the fruit markets and delis of Bloor West Village or stroll/cycle along the Humber River. You will love this friendly, prestigious neighbourhood with its beautiful homes and grand trees! Subway at your doorstep and some of Toronto’s finest golf nearby. See more at 503-4TheKingsway.com
20 Queen Marys Drive • $3,398,000 A rare offering that demands attention. Exuding curb appeal this genuine Home Smith Tudor on The Kingsway’s most coveted Queen Mary’s Drive sits on a rare 50’ x 145’ lot. It’s noticeably grand, quaint and filled with charm, boasting 3 ground floor living rooms, eat-in kitchen, master en-suite and a beautiful secluded back yard with inground pool and lovely mature English garden. It’s no wonder Home Smith’s chief architect chose this for his own residence back in 1928! Located within walking distance of best schools, Grenview entrance to Royal York subway, Vintages LCBO, dining, shops, pubs and Humber River trails. 20 minutes to Financial/Theatre districts, airports and near some of Toronto’s finest golf. This is one of those special opportunities not to be missed. See more at 20QueenMarys.com
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60 Douro Street, Suite 106 • $599,000
Super great starter location at a super great price! This 3 bedroom bungalow with spacious principal rooms and a big yard needs a makeover but comes with good bones. Look around and you will find friendly young families, parks, skating rink, excellent schools and shopping. Located near major highways that will quickly take you across town, downtown and out of town. With some elbow grease, paint cans and a small investment you can make this into your dream home sweet home! See more at 10Sealcove.com
What you’ve been searching for! A truly special King West condo townhome with private entry and large terrace! Features 1 bedroom + den, bright living space with floor to ceiling windows, South exposure, updated kitchen and parking. Located on a quiet street around the corner from the King streetcar, cafes, restaurants and shops. Steps to Stanley Park & Trinity Bellwoods. You’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive and will love the lifestyle here! See more at 106-60Douro.com
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51 WHITE OAK BOULEVARD $2,698,000
Sun-filled Kingsway Beauty! 4+ bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, spacious principal rooms, big eat-in kitchen, family room, basically a room for all in the family! Master suite with walkin closet and luxury bathroom. Lower level separate entrance and sweet separate living quarters with kitchen for in-law or extra income. Many walkouts with sitting areas and pretty gardens. Fully renovated, so lovely and tasteful and only a block to Kingsway shops, pubs, dining, cafĂŠs, schools, parks, recreation centre and subway! You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but love it! See more at 51WhiteOak.com
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CLASSIC CHARM Photography By Rob Holowka | twobirdsdesign.ca
The clients came to Two Birds Design with a disjointed kitchen and oddly placed, over-sized powder room, looking for guidance on enlarging the kitchen and creating better flow from room to room. Like many of their clients, they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how long they would be staying in this home so a consideration for resale and appealing to the masses was key. However, they still wanted to have some fun and infuse colour and whimsy into the space.
Two Birds Design opted to keep the flooring, cabinets and counter-tops (all the big ticket items) in classic neutral tones and had fun with items that are easier changed out later like lighting, furniture and accessories. Their assortment of worldly treasures and collections of quirky dishware and tea-pots, paired with the custom-made brass light fixtures and tapestry-like tiled backsplash, gives the kitchen and dining area a sense of playfulness amidst the otherwise conventional white and navy cabinetry. â&#x2013;š
Two Birds Design continued the fun in the principle bathroom where they stuck with a classic black and white scheme but opted for a bold geometric mirror and brass fixtures. Making use of every inch, they created recessed shelving in the custom shower and vanity area that provides more opportunity to display collectibles as well as storage for everyday bathroom items.
THE END RESULT WAS AN ECLECTIC HOME THAT REFLECTS THE UNIQUE CHARM OF THE CURRENT HOMEOWNERS WHILE MAINTAINING A CLASSIC AESTHETIC THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME.
Two Birds Design is comprised of principle designers, Andi Wheelband and Renée Frostick, joined by associate designer Maggie Burley. With over 10 years experience working in awardwinning design firms across Ontario, a partnership was formed to create a boutique interior design business in 2013. Since then, they have had the pleasure of designing incredible homes for wonderful clients across the GTA. Two Birds Design specialize in creating unique and liveable spaces while providing dedicated and personalized service, unrivalled by larger design firms. With a focus on exceptional quality, creative thinking and attention to detail, they ensure each project is handled with integrity and precision, from the initial planning stages through to construction and implementation. Rather than working in a “signature style” they develop each design based on the distinctive personality and lifestyle of their client. ◆
RECIPE CAROLYN COHEN, Founder/Chef/Recipe Developer of DeliciousDish. DeliciousDish Cooking School specializes in Whole Food Home Cooking, Meal Planning, Recipe Developing and Healthy Eating. #CookAtHome d: 416.200.3522 e: email@example.com deliciousdish.ca
Chocolate WITH CHOCOLATE CHUNKS AND HAZELNUTS Makes Approx 40 Biscotti.
INGREDIENTS • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (2/3 stick), softened to a little cooler than room temperature • 6 tbsp vegetable oil • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 3 eggs • 2 tsp vanilla extract • 2 1/2 cups flour • 1/2 cup cocoa (preferably Valrhona or another premium cocoa) • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder • 1/4 tsp salt • 1 cup chocolate chunks, I like milk chocolate, good quality • 3/4 cup nuts, I like pecans or toasted and skinned hazelnuts, pecans are good too!
DIRECTIONS STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F. If you have 2 ovens, use both. If you have one oven you will need to switch the trays halfway through the cooking time. STEP T WO: In a medium size bowl, mix together (I use a whisk), the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt, set aside. STEP THREE: With the whisk attachment of your electric mixer, cream the butter, add oil, and add sugars. Make sure you scrape down the sides so that everything mixes together. STEP FOUR: Add eggs one at a time, add vanilla. STEP FIVE: Switch to the paddle on your electric mixer. Add in 2
or 3 stages the flour mixture to the butter mixture, slowly. Do not over-mix. STEP SIX: Add nuts and chocolate, Do not over-mix. STEP SEVEN: Split the dough in half. Form 2 logs across the length of 2 baking sheets (1 log on each sheet), you can do this on the diagonal also. STEP EIGHT: Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven (leave the oven on). Let cool on the baking sheets for about 15-20 minutes. Transfer the logs carefully to a cutting board. Slice, on a diagonal, 1/2-3/4 slices. Place each piece back on the baking sheet lying on their sides. Dry the biscotti out in the oven for 15 minutes (less time if you like then chewier). ◆
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South facing corner suite, 2 bedroom and 2 full baths. Boutique Tridel building with 5 star amenities, open concept, modern flair, open balcony. 1 parking and oversized locker.
South facing 2 bedroom, 2 full bath with stunning contemporary aesthetics. Open concept, designer kitchen, gas fireplace, open balcony. Master with 6 piece ensuite bath. 1 parking and locker.
Well-appointed 2 plus 1 bedroom, 2 full bath corner suite provides 1,650 sq ft of living space. Picture windows with an array of lovely vistas. Family sized den. 2 owned parking and oversized locker.
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Restore, renovate or rebuild! 5 bedroom, 4 bath midcentury raised bungalow on ravine-like, beautifully landscaped lot. 55 ft frontage, widens to 143 ft at the rear!
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Fabulous, spacious & bright 2 bedroom plus bedroom/office, 1250 sq ft of living space, family room & roof top terrace with panoramic views! Vibrant and family friendly community!
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