Curb Appeal Toronto West ISSUE 07 2020

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Andrea Morrison Sales Representative SEE INSIDE BACK COVER FOR DETAILS ON THIS PROPERTY

193 Riverside Drive, Toronto


311 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M6

toronto west, high park, roncesvalles village, parkdale, bloor west village, junction

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Iconic Contemporary Build in High Demand Parkdale/Roncy Village. 3 Storey Detached on a 30’ x 109’ Landscaped Lot with Rare Private Drive, ‘Top Drawer’ Finishes Throughout, 10’ Ceilings, Over 3,500 sq ft of Finished Living Space on 4 Levels, Open Concept, Gas Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, Cook’s Kitchen with Walk-out, 4 Bright & Spacious Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Main Floor Powder Room, Master Retreat with Multiple Skylights, Walk-in Closet & 6pc Ensuite, Zen Like 3rd Floor Deck with Hot Tub A+++. Fab Lower with Family Room, Polished Concrete Floors with Radiant Heat. Oversize Heated Garage with Well Equipped Gym, Custom Architectural Steel Accents. Builder/Designer Owned. Too Much to List... One of a Kind!

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NUTAN BROWN ENERGY, COMMITMENT, RESULTS.

22 Munhall Road Bring your wish list! Rare opportunity in prime Humber Heights. Beautifully renovated and appointed throughout with wonderful main floor family room, lovely chef’s kitchen, fireplace and very unique barista station/wine servery. 3 generous bedrooms, fully finished basement with walkout and professionally landscaped front and rear gardens, gorgeous. Quiet street with an incredible mature tree canopy. Pride of ownership is visible in every detail. What a home!

Visit my website for more information about this listing.

TESTIMONIAL

We’ve been looking for our perfect home for at least four years. After many disappointments and frustrations like not finding the right house to losing in the bidding wars, we found the place we were looking for. Thanks Nutan, for persisting in the search with us and for your professionalism and friendliness on the journey. Linda and Rick


ISSUE 07 • 2020

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#1 IN SALES

AT HARVEY KALLES* FOR 2019 - 2016! *Bloor West Office

TOP 4 IN SALES COMPANY-WIDE

AT HARVEY KALLES* FOR 2019 - 2016!

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T H A N K YO U T O O U R F RO N T L I N E H E A LT H C A R E W O R K E R S F O R A L L T H AT YO U A R E D O I N G.

2316 Bloor St W Toronto, ON M6S 1P2 | 416.441.2888

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Bloor Street Condo

Junction Duplex

Baby Point

Spacious and bright, this 2-bedroom condo offers tree-top views from its large balcony. Steps from subway and High Park. Includes parking and locker.

Live in and rent out! 2 separate units. Low maintenance front garden. Great location.

Renovated 4-bedroom with luxurious finishes throughout featuring Master retreat plus everything on your wish list!

Offered at $789,000

OUTDOOR

Offered at $1,579,000

ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH STONE PAVERS IS WEEDS. TO KEEP YOUR STONE PAVERS WEED FREE, HERE ARE SOME EASY AND EFFECTIVE ORGANIC TECHNIQUES. 1 / CLOVE OIL MIXTURE A mixture of vinegar and clove oil is very effective in removing weeds. To prepare, take a container of 5 litre capacity, and mix 600 ml clove oil with 2.5 litre of 20% strong vinegar. Fill the rest of the container with clean water. Mix the solution so that it becomes homogenous. To use, take around 1 litre of solution in a garden sprayer and spray at the roots of the weeds. The strong active elements in the solution burn and kill the weeds. This will ensure that your stone driveway is free of weeds for several months.

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Before you use the organic solution, conduct a spot test to ensure that the vinegar does not bleach the stone paver. Spray diluted vinegar on an inconspicuous 2’ x 2’ patch on your stone paver. Wait for a few hours and check for any discolouration. If you don’t see any difference on the paver, you can do ahead with the treatment.

2 / CALCIUM CHLORIDE OR ROCK SALT For effective weed removal, you should use the pellet form of Calcium chloride or rock salt. Sprinkle the salt of calcium chloride granules on the soil where weeds grow. Once done, spray water on the pellets using a garden sprayer and avoid flooding the area. You need to repeat spraying water on three consecutive days if the weather is very dry and on three alternate days if the humidity is high. 3 / CALL US, WE CAN HELP If you plan to use readymade weed removal agents, make sure that they are non-toxic. This safety measure is very essential if you have kids or pets at home. With a bit of effort, you can maintain the beauty of your stone patio, paver driveway, or interlocking walkway. If you prefer the expertise of a professional landscaper, contact GTA Landscaping and we’ll help you maintain your outdoor living space. ◆ gtalandscaping.com


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STEP SEVEN: Stir in the raisins or chocolate chips and pecans. STEP EIGHT: Using a tablespoon measure, scoop small amounts of dough and roll into a small ball, about the size of a walnut. Place on a cookie sheet leaving a few inches for each one to spread. Bake until the centres of the cookies are soft and no longer look wet, about 9-11 minutes.

Makes: Approx 44 Cookies or 22 Sandwiches Serves: 6 Freezes well.

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AS OUR FREEDOMS GRADUALLY RETURN THREE MONTHS INTO STAYING AT HOME, WEARING MASKS AND GLOVES WHEN OUT, KEEPING TWO METRES APART AND VIGILANT HAND WASHING - WHO KNEW IT WOULD GO ON THIS LONG?

As we adjust to social distancing and safe shopping practices there’s a huge desire for more freedom. But we are aware just how serious the pandemic is as we continue our patient observance of directives meant to keep us well. Encouragement is seen as every few days more restrictions are lifted! Those on the frontline know well the toll COVID-19 is taking. On a personal level they contend with stress on the job and social isolation after work. We are indebted to their unfailing commitment to protect us and care for us. Expressing our thanks and appreciation continues to show our support. THANK YOU This issue of Curb Appeal Magazine presents homes for sale in your area presented by experienced real estate

professionals. The media have reported many differing stories about the state of the real estate market during the pandemic. Your Realtor can help you evaluate whether this is the right time for you to sell or buy. Ask for their advice. They will guide you through the process with accommodations made for the pandemic. The Realtors featured in this magazine are ready to assist you now. Beautiful weather is drawing us out of our homes to enjoy the outdoors. Each incremental return to our freedom of movement and enjoyment of activities is welcomed. As we walk and run and cycle in our neighbourhoods it’s reason to feel positive about the future.

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THE MIRACLE OF MULCH Article by Mark and Ben Cullen

APPLY 6 TO 8 CMS (2-3 INCHES) OF THIS ALL-NATURAL MULCH OVER THE SURFACE OF THE SOIL IN ANY PART OF YOUR GARDEN.

It knits together when dry, isn’t washed or blown away and it smothers weeds very effectively. Once spread, the fibres knit together, forming a blanket that stays in place but still allows water to percolate through. After two to four years, it will begin to break down, adding valuable organic matter to the soil. Then you simply spread another layer over the bed.

We believe that 90% of our gardening success is rooted in proper ground preparation. Without a doubt, mulch is a major part of each planting procedure. Mulching with natural materials is very beneficial and serves so many different purposes that it is hard not to make it our number one garden rule. Studies have shown that mulching reduces evaporation from the soil by up to 50%. Evaporation can be particularly high in hot, dry and windy conditions, but can be a problem in all gardens. Mulch can also help if too much water or rain is a problem. It will improve poorly draining soil over time as it breaks down. You can plant directly into some organic mulches rather than in the soil preventing your plants from having wet feet during a rainy spell.

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The “insulating” effect of mulch is often overlooked even by experienced gardeners, yet it can be a real lifesaver for your plants, particularly shallow rooted perennials. A layer of mulch keeps the soil cooler on hot days and warmer on cool days, meaning more gradual shifts in soil temperature. In summer, mulch can keep the ground cooler by as much as 6°C (11°F). This is particularly useful in very sunny, hot spots in the garden where high soil temperatures can create drying conditions that damage the roots, especially of shallow-rooted or newly planted plants.

MARK’S FAVOURITE MULCH IS SHREDDED PINE OR CEDAR BARK.

An even layer 6 to 8 cms deep of mulch will help to reduce weeds in the garden. It allows your garden plants to compete with weeds and makes it easier to remove those weeds which do appear. Mulching can reduce weeding by up to 95% in the first year. Heard enough? Fact is, it does not matter what growing zone in Canada you live, mulching provides many benefits. Perhaps the main benefit is providing you with more time to do the things you enjoy, including hanging in the hammock. ◆

MARK CULLEN is an expert gardener, author and broadcaster and holds the Order of Canada. His son Ben is a fourth-generation urban gardener and graduate of Guelph and Dalhousie University. markcullen.com


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SOFT WATER VS. HARD WATER:

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? water hardness scale, you might also notice effects on your personal hygiene. Hard water can leave a feeling of residue on your hands, skin, and hair upon washing. As a result, your hair and skin may feel more dry and brittle. It is up to your water supplier to test water hardness before distributing it to your community. Luckily, you can still combat water hardness by softening your water. Using a water softener can reduce impurities in your water, including calcium and magnesium. What does this mean for you and your home? Cleaner water, appliances, hair, and skin.

WHAT IS SOFT WATER?

WATER IS WATER, RIGHT? NOT QUITE. THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF WATER THAT COULD BE IN YOUR HOME: HARD VS. SOFT WATER. That said, there’s a good chance it’s the latter. So, what is the difference between soft water vs. hard water and how does it affect you? Here’s everything you should know about the hardness of water.

WHAT IS HARD WATER? Hard water is the excessive presence of calcium and magnesium - two naturally-occurring minerals in water. The higher amount of these minerals that are present in water, the higher it will rank on the hard water scale. While both essential to everyday health, calcium and magnesium are not essential for water usage. In fact, hardness in water can have detrimental effects on your home. When using water for cleaning purposes, you may notice spots or a film of residue on your dishes, shower, or clothing. Not to mention, you may find particles inside of your appliances like the dishwasher or laundry machine. When hard water is heated, calcium deposits can form. If this builds up, it can greatly damage the performance and lifespan of your appliances. This includes your pipes and even your coffee machine. To make matters worse, your heating costs will skyrocket and the efficiency of your appliances will plummet. If your water is high on the

Unlike hard water, soft water is free of harsh minerals that can damage your home and your body. In other words, it is more gentle on your body and your home. Without calcium and magnesium, soft water can prevent scale buildup around your home including your appliances and pipes. Best of all, it increases the effectiveness in soap compared to hard water which can inactivate the soap’s ingredients. In regard to health, soft water can combat the dryness and stickiness caused by cold weather, low humidity, and hard water. What does this mean for your body? Softer, silkier hair and skin after every wash. Systems like Culligan’s Water Softeners can help soften water so you achieve more efficient cleaning in your home.

WHAT KIND OF WATER DO YOU HAVE? If you’ve been living with hard water for a while, you may be oblivious to its detrimental effects. Unsure if you need to soften your water? Look for the tell-tale signs: • Film or spots on your dishes, appliances, and clothing. • Scale build-up around faucets or in appliances. • Dull, flat hair. • Dry, itchy skin. • A layer of scum on hair and skin upon washing. In addition, you can check with your water supplier to find out the hardness of your community’s water. For a customized analysis of your water, get started with a free in-home water test from Culligan. In just ten minutes, you can discover the impurities hiding in your water and learn how to best combat them. ◆

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make the transition to BHHS? P: Royal LePage has been an amazing company to help grow my Real Estate career. I’ve also been fortunate enough to create lifelong relationships with both colleagues and clients along the way. For me, the inspiration in making the transition to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is personal growth. Of course, there’s a level of excitement in being involved with anything relating to Berkshire Hathaway. But, the notion of getting involved in something with unlimited potential on the ground level is something that I have always wanted to evolve into in my Real Estate career.

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us all - the co-founders Mark Wadden (CEO) and Blair (President), as well as Senior Partner Stephanie Newlands, who will eventually be the Broker of Record in our West End office. It’s a true privilege to work alongside her. I’ve always prided myself on having a strong moral compass in both my personal life as well as my business. When I met with this team, I felt confident that our ethics were aligned and that we would benefit greatly from working together. I was also impressed by the level of infrastructure and the support systems that the team has built over the years. The systems that BHHS Toronto has in place are truly second-to-none. From day one, the support and guidance that I have received as a Broker has been unbeatable and I believe that will largely contribute to my overall success. Paul, since you began your career in Real Estate, you’ve been no stranger to awards and honourable mentions. For the past several years, you continued to rank amongst the top Royal LePage Realtors. How do you see BHHS enhancing your success even further? P: Thank you! Yes, in 2019 our team achieved recognition for being the number 1 team in West Toronto as well as number 4 in Canada. These awards and recognition are incredibly humbling when you’re being compared to so many other notable brokers. If anything, it’s one way to set yourself apart from the herd. Being at BHHS will be a totally different animal there will be no herd so to speak of. I think combining a well-known and respected brand in the Toronto Real Estate community with the international recognition of Berkshire Hathaway can be equated to major league baseball moving the home run fences in 50 feet! You’ve entered this new phase of your career at an unprecedented time in the market. What can Toronto look forward to seeing from both yourself and BHHS in the near future? P: I won’t lie, making this move during the Covid-19 global crisis was a bold move. However, I think it speaks to how excited and confident I am in both my Paul Nusca Real Estate Team and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. I suppose you can expect to see lots of ‘sold’ signs with both of our names on them!

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MICHAEL INWOOD Broker of Record, B.Comm

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BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

FOR SALE

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

245 Quebec Avenue

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

641 Annette Street

271 Claremont Avenue

91 Woodside Avenue

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

TRINITY BELLWOODS

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

HIGH PARK

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

511 Annette Street

49 St. Olaves Road

25 Ritchie Avenue #311

20 Southport Street #118

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

55 Centre Avenue #2504

510 Tipton Court

69 Woodside Avenue

36 Humberview Road

15 Raymond Avenue

SOLD! $280,000+ OVER ASKING!

JUST SOLD!

JUST SOLD!

JUST SOLD!

JUST SOLD!

38 Ardagh Street

43 South Kingsway

16 Rennie Terrace

128 Annette Street

DOWNTOWN TORONTO

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

MISSISSAUGA

SWANSEA

SWANSEA

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

SWANSEA

RONCESVALLES

BABY POINT

THE JUNCTION

SWANSEA

BABY POINT

63 Woodside Avenue

BLOOR WEST VIALLAGE

RE/MAX PROFESSIONALS SIDOROVA INWOOD REALTY INC. INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. *NOT INTENDED TO SOLICIT BUYERS AND SELLERS CURRENTLY UNDER CONTRACT WITH A BROKER

*For listings sold and total transactions. Numbers sourced from the TREB units sold January 2019 - December 31st, 2019. For listings and buy sides combined (freehold only). Exclusive listings also included.