Curb Appeal Toronto West NOV 2019

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26 Ashley Park Road, Toronto


311 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M6

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

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1490 APPLEWOOD ROAD Picture Perfect! Renovated 2 Storey Detached in Demand Lakeview, Professionally Landscaped 58’ x 131’ lot, Inviting Entrance, Exceptional Craftsmanship In and Out, Large Footprint, 4 Plus 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Dark Bamboo Floors, Tastefully Designed Kitchen with Heated Floors, Spectacular Living Room Addition with Wall to Wall Windows & Walkout, Finished Basement... Possible Nanny Suite/Income. A+ Local Schooling, Shopping, Convenient QEW/427 Access.

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Renovated 2 Storey Semi in High Demand Wallace/Emerson, Slick Contemporary Facade, Open Concept Main Floor, 3 + 1 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Tastefully Designed Kitchen with Walk-out, Main Floor 2 pc., Stained Glass, Hardwood Floors, Spa-Like Bathroom, Large Basement Suite with Separate Entrance, Modern Mechanics, Private Rear Patio, 1 Car Garage. Steps to Local Schooling/Parks/Shopping/TTC.

Welcome To Westbrook!...Quiet Tree Lined Street, Steps To The Danforth. Charming 2 Storey Detached, Spacious & Bright, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Open Concept Living Room, Stellar Kitchen/Dining Room Reno with Breakfast Bar & Dual Walk-Outs, Hardwood Floors, Skylights, 25’ X 100’ Manicured Lot With Oversize Deck, Wonderful Turn-Key Family Home, Local Parks, Schooling and TTC Subway Access.

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NUTAN BROWN ENERGY, COMMITMENT, RESULTS.

173 Varsity Road Amazing and beautiful extra large 1 bedroom apartment finished with luxury décor. This second floor apartment of a completely renovated duplex offers tremendous value. Located at Dundas and Scarlett. Dream kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances including wine fridge, double drawer built-in dishwasher, built-in oven, microwave, gas cook top with hood exhaust and granite countertops. Hardwood floors throughout. Designer fixtures!

Visit my website for more information about this listing.

TESTIMONIAL

Thank you Nutan Brown! Words cannot express how much I appreciate the work you put into finding my new home.

You guided me through a challenging rental market to locate my perfect space. Your expertise was invaluable but it was your caring and concern for my wellbeing that set you apart from the rest. I am truly convinced that it was your “magic touch” when negotiating with the landlord that sealed the deal. Thank you again Nutan, for all your hard work and expertise but especially for your sympathetic ear and friendship! I would not hesitate to trust you with all my future real estate needs.


ISSUE 11 • 2019

PRESIDENT James BAKER james@thnmedia.com CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jason STACEY jason@thnmedia.com ADVERTISING SALES Marianne KENNEDY marianne@thnmedia.com CREATIVE PRODUCTION Tim FRANKIW tim@thnmedia.com Dereck ADDIE dereck@thnmedia.com WEB DESIGN Vaughn JOSEPH vaughn@thnmedia.com ADMINISTRATION Diana LYNAS diana@thnmedia.com

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THE ILLUSION OF SPACE

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Luxurious Penthouse

Old Mill Condo

Bloor West Village

Sprawling 1+1 bedroom in an intimate, boutique building. High end finishes throughout including quartz counters, custom closets, floor-to-ceiling windows and gas BBQ line on the 265 square foot entertainer’s terrace. Parking, locker plus bike locker. Steps to TTC and subway.

Bright and modern 1-bedroom + den with gorgeous balcony. Close to all you need in Bloor West Village, the Humber River trails and steps to subway.

3+1 br renovated to fit your wish list! Finished basement for possible nanny suite. Lux baths, quartz counters, JennAir appliances and more. Walk to subway. Don’t wait!

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Luxury freehold town prestige setting amidst Kingsway mansions 5 minutes to subway. The perfect condo alternative, no high maintenance fees! Fully renovated, beautiful millwork, 2 car garage, terrace, BBQ friendly, 2,400 square feet of total living space.

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RECIPE

A Classic ITALIAN PASTA DISH FOR THE HOLIDAYS ENJOY

THE CLASSIC COMBINATION OF SPINACH AND RICOTTA IN THIS DELICATE RAVIOLI, filled with three types of organic cheese and real cream. To really allow the pasta to shine, it’s best served with a light sauce or, in this case, a simple sauté of juicy tomato and leafy greens. “Hold your block of Parmesan by the rind and use a vegetable peeler to shave the cheese into thin strips,” suggests Michelle Pennock, executive chef for the PC Test Kitchen.

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SPINACH AND RICOTTA

RAVIOLI

WITH SAUTÉED GREENS Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 5 mins | Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS • 1 pkg (300 g) frozen PC Organics spinach and ricotta ravioli filled egg pasta • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 pkg (142 g) organic kale, chard, spinach salad mix • 1 Roma tomato, diced • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh Italian parsley • 1/4 cup (60 mL) shaved Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS STEP ONE: Bring 8 cups (2 L) lightly salted water to a boil in large saucepan. Gently add pasta; cook, stirring occasionally and reducing heat to maintain a gentle boil, until tender but firm; 3 to 4 minutes. Drain. STEP T WO: Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add salad mix; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 1 minute. Add tomato and pepper; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. STEP THREE: Add pasta and 1 tbsp parsley to skillet; toss to combine. Divide among serving plates. Garnish with cheese and remaining 1 tbsp parsley. ◆ newscanada.com

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 620, fat 38 g (10 g of which is saturated), sodium 850 mg, carbohydrates 51 g, fibre 5 g, sugars 4 g, protein 21 g

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$3,298,000 2 6 A S H L E Y PA R K R O A D , T O R O N T O An enchanting sight to behold, 26 Ashley Park Road is replete with stately privacy and impressive amenities. As you pull into the 10-car circular driveway, this fully-renovated home is going to catch your eye and capture your heart. From the generously appointed bedrooms and stunning chef’s kitchen (fitted with top-of-the-line appliances), to the open-concept living room that’s flushed with natural light, the rooms here are stunning from every angle. Imagine plunging into the pool on warm summer days, or stargazing from the comfort of the landscaped gardens and gazebo in the evenings. Picture yourself taking a steam in the sauna, enjoying popcorn and soda in your own theatre room, or hosting a cocktail night from the wet bar in your family room. The finishing touch is the heated “gentleman’s garage,” which is endowed with a workshop, car lift, and bar. Put simply, this home makes an incredible first impression and truly captivates with the potential for memories that last a lifetime. 26AshleyPark.com


HOME DÉCOR

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ILLUSION OF SPACE By Andrea Colman | Fine Finishes Design Inc.

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Flipping through the pages of design and decor magazines is a great source of inspiration for many of us. The featured rooms are usually big and bright, with tons of natural light and an airy feel. Some of the appeal comes via wonderful architecture, high ceilings and large-scale windows. The rest comes from strategic planning and a sleek designers touch. We here at Fine Finishes Design Inc. are often asked to create a sense of more space in our clients’ homes. Here are some of our tried and true tricks and tips to making a home feel larger, brighter and more open. Probably the simplest shortcut to a bigger and brighter home is to de-clutter. Granted, this won’t actually get you more square footage, but you’ll be amazed at your newfound perceived sense of space. A great start is to remove items usually kept on your tabletops and countertops. Also, minimally adorned shelves will help to accentuate your home’s architecture, furniture and artwork. These flat surfaces seem to beg for more but if you want to achieve a visual sense of space, these de-cluttering tips work every time.


LIGHTER COLOURS CAN MAKE YOUR WALLS VISUALLY RECEDE, WHILE DEEPER COLOURS TEND TO COME FORWARD TO CREATE COZINESS.

Wall colour is another useful way to create the illusion of more overall space. To bring a sense of light and air to your home, choose a neutral colour palette of white, beige or light grey. Paint the room and all adjoining areas in the same hue to create continuity and blur the boundaries between different living areas. Another rule to follow is to keep contrast to minimum and have an overall monochromatic colour palette from the ground up for an overall cohesive and seamless look. Speaking of walls, have you taken stock of your windows yet? Another helpful tip to make your home look and feel larger is to maximize its natural light. Replace your heavy drapes with simple white sheers, which offer the benefit of privacy without impeding the flow of sunlight. If privacy is not an issue, omit the window coverings altogether for a modern, minimal look. A great tip from ‘Specialty House Manufacturing’ is to hang your window coverings as close to the ceiling as possible to give further visual allusion of larger windows. ▹

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HOME DÉCOR

When you’re finally ready for furniture, choosing the right scale is key. A small home that’s outfitted with sleek, streamlined furniture will not only look more spacious, but will be more functional as well. Look for furniture that has clean lines, clear glass and reflective materials, which hold less visual weight than solid woods. As you arrange your furniture, steer clear of doorways, traffic patterns and sight lines to ensure you maintain that great sense of openness. The most beautiful homes aren’t necessarily the biggest ones. Square footage is just a number. The more important thing is how you use it. Choose colours that are light and keep the knick-knacks to a minimum. By freeing up visual space in your home, you’ll soon find yourself living larger than you thought possible. ◆

ANDREA COLMAN is Principal of Fine Finishes Design Inc. With almost two decades of reno & design experience her full service firm service clientele throughout GTA, Ontario, The growing boutique design firm is known for creating stylish, harmonious, livable environments. finefinishes.ca

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4 BEDROOM HOME IN THE HEART OF BABY POINT! This pretty home in coveted Baby Point is now on the market. 26 Thornhill Avenue is a fantastic opportunity to live on a quiet, tree lined cul-de-sac while still able to walk to Bloor Street shops, restaurants, Humber Trails and River. Wait to renovate or renovate now - this is a solid property with great bones and incredible potential to turn into your own. Loads of light, back addition with walkout to deck, skylights, eat-in kitchen with walk-out, detached garage in excellent condition. Unfinished basement with great ceiling height and separate entrance. 4 bedrooms, great location, curb appeal and loads of opportunity. A fantastic price point and smart buy!

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280 Windermere Avenue

2018 DIAMOND AWARD WINNER

#1 Team in W01/W02 combined for 2018 in Bloor West Village, High Park, Swansea, Baby Point, Roncesvalles & The Junction!*

FOR SALE • $2,198,000

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FOR SALE • $2,560,000

SWANSEA

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

422 Willard Avenue

7 Sunnybrook Road

76 South Kingsway

FOR SALE - $998,000

FOR SALE • $749,000

SOLD FOR $300,000+ OVER ASKING

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32 Gillespie Avenue

SWANSEA

SWANSEA

THE JUNCTION

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

488 St. John’s Road

383 Armadale Avenue

130 Garden Avenue

SOLD FOR $255,000+ OVER ASKING

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SOLD FOR $135,000+ OVER ASKING

SOLD FOR $130,000+ OVER ASKING

92 Deforest Road

427 Annette Street

SWANSEA

HIGH PARK

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

301 Keele Street

THE JUNCTION/HIGH PARK

RONCESVALLES

41 Priscilla Avenue

BLOOR WEST VILLAGE

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