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26 Lauder Avenue, Toronto
311 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M6 416.588.8248
toronto west, high park, roncesvalles village, parkdale, bloor west village, junction 307 pacific avenue 6638 QUARRY POINT ROAD 000
Grand 2.5 Storey Victorian Multiplex On Coveted Pacific Avenue, Circa 1888 Detached With Period Brick Facade, 6 Well Designed Suites, Stained Glass, Interior & Mechanical Renovation In 2006, Over 3,500Sq.Ft Finished. Roof, 3rd Floor Deck & Suite Updates 2021, 6 Hydro Meters, 5 Gas Meters, Coin Op Laundry, Multiple Decks & Outdoor Space For Tenants, Property Fully Leased; Est. $100K Net Income. Low Maintenance 25’ X 78’ Lot. Short Stroll To The Junction & Bloor West Village Shopping/ Entertainment, High Park, TTC.
junction 9 Wilson Park Road
Welcome to Ramara! High Demand West Exposure Lot on Clean and Clear Lake Couchiching. Unforgettable Lake Vistas & Sunsets, 78’ Waterfront x 197’ Deep Level Lot w/Shoreline Restoration Complete, Spacious New Composite/Aluminium Dock, Rippled Sand and Rock Shoreline Offers Tremendous Swimming and Water Sport Opportunities, Miles of Boating, Hydro Developed, Approved Permit Plans for 2,000 sq ft Contemporary 2 Storey, Design by Recognized Architect Kieran Randall and Architectural Instinct Studios. Start Building Now... Enjoy in 2023!
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Turn-Key Multiplex In High Demand South Parkdale, Renovated 2 Storey Mid Century Semi With Lake Ontario Views, 2 Spacious 2 Bedroom Suites Above Grade + 2 Tastefully Designed Studios In The Lower Level, Loads Of Natural Light, Well Executed Renos Throughout, Over 2,500Sq. Ft, Newer Kitchens & Bathrooms, Re-Finished Hardwood Floors, LED Pot Lighting, Updated Mechanics. 4 Hydro Meters, 20’ x 125’ Lot With Private Drive & 2 Car Parking. Steps To The Lakeshore, TTC, Roncesvalles Village & High Park.
Family Friendly Newmarket Locale, Renovated Semi Bungalow, Open Concept Main, Wonderful ‘Chef ’s’ Kitchen W/Loads Of Storage, Quartz Counters, Massive Island, Renovated Bathroom, 3 Bedrooms. Lower Offers A Spacious Rental Suite, Updated Mechanics, Tranquil BackYard Space. Parks, Local Schooling, Public Trans.
332 pacific avenue
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Junction Triangle Gorgeous custom green home! Live in comfort with this rebuilt smart home with everything controlled at the touch of a button and voice activated including lights, doors, alarm and many modern upgrades all throughout. All new electrical, plumbing, metal roof to last a lifetime. Stunning Italian gourmet kitchen with all of today’s luxuries. Perfectly located in the vibrant Junction with high walk/transit scores! 2 car garage with lane access and 2nd floor balcony with peaceful views! Nestled on a family dead end street. 5 minute walk to up express, 6 minute walk to GO station and 8 minute walk to Dundas West subway station. Visit my website for more information about this listing.
Nutan was a superb collaborator in our search for our first home. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, a great listener, and provided terrific advice and encouragement throughout the six-month search process and purchase. We found the perfect house to hang our hats thanks to Nutan! ~ A & J Dear A & J, Thank you for your kind words. It was truly my pleasure to assist you with this very exciting chapter in your lives and finding such a perfect and lovely first home in your preferred neighbourhood! Thank you for the opportunity. Wishing you many years of health and happiness enjoying your new home.
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When Ana and Sara say they are about building relationships that last—they really really mean it! I started working with Ana 6-7 years ago, before Sara joined her…and as life goes we changed our minds about the timing of a move. Over those years if I called Ana, she was always accessible and generous with information and support. Add to this, she marries her detailed knowledge of communities and housing/market history with flexibility and understanding of our specific context and needs. Through the whole process—the strategy of selling/buying timing and this crazy market, renovating, staging, selling and purchasing, and the transition time after—we could completely trust Ana and Sara to…know or solve literally everything! They have a network of trusted professionals and tradesmen that they have fostered over many years, and they really worked as a team with us. If any little or bigger “emergency” happened I had complete trust it could be efficiently and calmly problem solved—and with a sense of good will and…even humour sometimes! We feel very very lucky and are deeply grateful that Ana and Sara were with us through all the ups and downs— we feel we arrived in the best place we possibly could because of their dedication and love for their work
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We have lived around the world and I never would have imagined that finding a place to live in Toronto would be so challenging. As Newcomers to Canada and Toronto, we had no idea how or where to start looking. We had our minds first set on a particular Toronto neighbourhood and Karen subtly guided us to another neighbourhood that offered many comforts, bakeries and cafes from our culture plus it was in the catchment area for a top-ranked high school for our daughter. We love the location and are proud to call it home. THANK YOU Karen, for your brilliant assistance!
IDEAS FOR LOWERING YOUR HEATING COSTS THIS WINTER
1 / CHANGE FURNACE FILTERS
4 / INSTALL A HEAT PUMP
If you have an oil or gas-burning furnace, remember that it must work harder if the filter is dirty. If your electricity bills seem unusually high, try changing your filter more frequently and/or getting your machine serviced.
A heat pump works by transferring heat from outside your home to the inside. It ’s more energy efficient than other types of heating, like electric heat since the pumps don’t have to generate heat from scratch. Instead, they move and intensify the heat. This means you likely won’t be paying as much for your heat each month, though there can be higher initial buy-in costs.
2 / USE A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT Many of us know that turning down the heat at night or while we’re away all day can boost savings, but it’s inconvenient to constantly be making those adjustments and easy to forget. A programmable thermostat lets you set it to automatically turn up the heat gradually in time for your morning routine, or remotely manage your settings – turning on your heat as you drive back from the airport.
A COZY AND WARM SPACE TO RELAX IN IS A WINTERTIME MUST FOR MANY CANADIANS. BUT CRANKING UP THE HEAT CAN REALLY ADD UP. HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN STAY TOASTY WITHOUT INCURRING SKY-HIGH COSTS: 6
3 / AUDIT YOUR ENERGY AND TAKE ACTION An energy audit is a formal test to determine where energy is lost in your home. Maybe it’s through a thin roof, poorly insulated walls or drafts around your windows and doors. This kind of test can help you discover the and the amount of money you’re spending to make up for energy loss and offers ways to reduce it.
5 / SWITCH TO SOLAR While there is some upfront cost to this solution, it can be a major cost-saver pretty quickly. Not only can this be better for your wallet, but it’s also better for the environment, helping reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and do your part to combat climate change. Some insurance providers, including Aviva Canada, may offer better insurance rates if you utilize green replacements. Whatever household updates you decide to make, be sure to let your insurer know — that way they’ll be able to update your coverage appropriately, and, who knows, you might just qualify for a better rate. Find more information at aviva.ca. ◆
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Amazing price & opportunity for this spacious and bright corner unit in prestigious Millgate Manor! This popular layout, 2 bedroom + family room, 2 bath features open concept living/dining room that opens to a large west-facing balcony, lovely for watching sunsets. All-inclusive, reasonable condo fees. Underground parking included. Magnificent grounds & gardens, 5 star resort-like amenities including indoor & outdoor pool, gym, tennis court, playground, bike storage & party room. Close to shopping, parks, markland golf club, transit and highways. Near Centennial park with olympic size pool and family/community programs. Also great rental investment opportunity! See more at www.lindatickins.com
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Great opportunity to add your own touch to a spacious and bright corner unit in prestigious Millgate Manor! This popular layout, 2 bedroom + family room, 2 bath corner unit features open concept living/dining room that opens to a large west-facing balcony, lovely for watching sunsets. All-inclusive, reasonable condo fees. Underground parking included. Magnificent grounds & gardens, resort-like amenities including indoor & outdoor pool, gym, tennis court, playground, bike storage & party room. Close to shopping, parks, Markland Golf Club, transit and highways. See more at www.4684BDundas.com
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By Designer Amanda Shields | Photography by Kiely Ramos
AS A DESIGNER, I’M OFTEN ASKED, “HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN A ROOM?” WELL, A HOME CAN “WORK” (OR FALL FLAT, FOR THAT MATTER!) DUE TO A NUMBER OF FACTORS. WITH THAT SAID, THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT ALL GREAT SPACES HAVE IN COMMON. HERE ARE MY TOP THREE RULES FOR ROOMS THAT “WORK.” ALWAYS PRIORITIZE FUNCTION Coming from a designer, this may sound counter-intuitive, but if a piece has no practical purpose in your life, then it’s just clutter. Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely a time and place for beautiful objects and in some cases, their express purpose is adornment, but for anything other than art and accessories, consider its functional value first. Ask yourself: Does it work? Does it fit the space? Does it meet a need? Then, layer in aesthetic value and how that this particular item will contribute to the intended look and feel of the room.
MEASURE BEFORE YOU BUY You’re ready to hit the furniture showrooms. Maybe your renovation is finally finished, or your home has been begging for a redesign. Either way, this day has been a long time coming. But before you rush out with your credit card in hand, don’t forget your measuring tape.
HERE ARE SOME STANDARD MEASUREMENTS TO KEEP IN YOUR BACK POCKET: • Seating usually sits 18 inches up off the floor. Factor this into your ideal height fort coffee tables and side tables. • The coffee table should be about 2/3 the width of the sofa. • The distance between seats (like a sofa and armchairs) should be between three and 10 feet. • Leave 12 to 24 inches between an area rug and the wall, depending on the room size. • Artwork should sit 56 inches up from the floor (standard eye-level), or six to 12 inches from the top of a sofa, console table or fireplace mantel. • The dining table should allocate at least 24 inches per diner, but ideally 30 inches.
This brings me to another common measurement mistake: guesstimating furniture size. Remember that your home is very different from the furniture showroom, and the same piece of furniture will look completely different once you bring it home – that is, if it fits through your door. Avoid disappointment by measuring all doorways and hallways, and the area where the piece is intended to “live,” making
note of ceiling height, windows and any other large-scale furnishings or focal points that may affect its positioning. Ensure you also consider traffic patterns and “breathing room” around your furniture.
GIVE YOUR FURNITURE SPACE A fabulous room isn’t just about the furniture in it. The air around your furniture is equally important, both in terms of aesthetics and function. “Negative space” refers to the empty areas in your home. In a designed room, strategic areas are intentionally left empty for a couple of key reasons. From a functional perspective, the area around your furniture allows you to use it with comfort and manoeuvre around it with ease. Negative space also gives your furnishings the required “breathing room” to stand out in the space without competing
focal points. Finally, they give your eye a break. To refresh our homes In the new year ahead some people will lean on the help of a professional designer like myself. Others take the do-ityourself approach. Regardless always keep in mind some decorating rules are there to be followed for good reason and will really help you create the perfect stylish and functional place to call home. ◆
AMANDA SHIELDS is the Creative Director and Principal Designer for Amanda Shields Interiors. The design firm is known for and focused on creating stylish, approachable, family focused interiors. www.amandashieldsinteriors.com
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Call for details 2 6 L A U D E R AV E N U E , T O R O N T O This gorgeous 3-storey, 5 bedroom, 4-bathroom home in Regal Heights is perfect for families or anyone looking for a little extra living space! The primary bedroom takes up the entire third floor and has been completely remodelled. You’ll also find a walk-in closet with plenty of storage space and a beautiful ensuite. The main floor has been fully renovated, with a brand new kitchen that will be the envy of your chef friends. Both powder rooms have also been fully redone, and the unfinished basement offers incredible potential for a home gym or entertainment centre. Outside, you’ll find a generous lot size with a widened driveway that fits up to 4 cars. The backyard patio is completely redone with patio stones and irrigation and will be your go-to spot for lounging or entertaining your friends. What a great opportunity for a beautiful, fully upgraded house in a prime location, close to all the amenities and excitement that Central Toronto provides!
BATHING is making a comeback By HelloGoodland.com | Photography by Hideaway Creative
GOODLAND, a new brand dedicated to creating design-forward immersive outdoor living products, has exceeded the sales predictions for its first offering — a Wood Burning Hot Tub — by a mile, and shipped hundreds of tubs far and wide across North America, demonstrating growing interest in slow-living and wood-fired bathing culture. Originally, Pearce expected to only sell a few dozen a year, but the interest hugely exceeded expectations — showing the need for outdoor objects that are simultaneously beautiful, connect us to nature, and designed with the planet in mind. Beyond simply a product, GOODLAND is genuinely experiential — it’s a moment to pause, not just a hot tub.
IN A CULTURE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION, SLOW LIVING IS PICKING UP STEAM. CANADIAN COMPANY GOODLAND ASKS YOU TO DO THE WORK YOURSELF, BUT PROMISES A SOOTHING REWARD.
Founded by furniture maker and designer Craig Pearce, GOODLAND creates well-designed, minimalist products to reconnect with nature, whether in the middle of the city or the middle of the forest. The Wood Burning Hot Tub is only the first in a series of upcoming products, each designed to promote everyday rituals and the simple act of slowing down outdoors. “It’s so exciting to see the growth of GOODLAND. Two years ago it was just a wild idea, and the reception we’ve received has blown us away, truly,” explains GOODLAND Founder Craig Pearce. “Not only are people buying tubs but customers are claiming it has changed their lives — it’s like we’re building a community of authentic bathing fanatics, and I love it. It’s been an exciting time and a challenge for our small team, but we’re all here putting in the work with a smile on our faces.” ▹
The Wood Burning Hot Tub sits in stark contrast to conventional hot tubs — like those made from non-recyclable materials and focuses on high-tech convenience, LEDs, loud jets, and complex mixtures of chemicals just to stay sanitary. Instead, GOODLAND’s Wood Burning Hot Tub invites a more immersive process. The soaking
tub is made entirely from recyclable materials — like aluminum, western red cedar, and oak — and crafted in Canada. The Wood Burning Hot Tub is an inviting way to enjoy your outdoor space when the weather gets colder, too, and can even be used as a cold plunge when temperatures rise up.
From the ritual of slowly making a cup of coffee in the morning to disconnecting from devices, GOODLAND is part of a growing movement that celebrates the beauty of slowness, rather than grasping at instant gratification. In an era where technology is part of virtually every experience, GOODLAND encourages analog moments. Intentional design is also paramount. The Wood Burning Hot Tub has become a feature at notable design-forward properties like Arro Dunes in Joshua Tree, or Doah House in Virginia’s Blue Mountains. ◆
Stuffed ACORN SQUASH
DIRECTIONS STEP ONE Prep Time: 1 hour | Serves: 4
INGREDIENTS • 2 acorn squash, cut in half across the rib to make 4 halves
Preheat oven to 400°. Place 4 halves of the squash on a parchment lined baking sheet. If the squash does not sit straight, cut a bit off the bottom to level out. STEP TWO
• 1 onion, diced
Use an ice cream scoop to remove seeds and brush all over with 2 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and roast until al dente, roughly 30 minutes. Set aside when done. Meanwhile, cook rice and set aside.
• 2 celery stalks, diced
• 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
• 1 medium apple, diced, skin left on
While rice is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and heat remaining oil. Add onions and celery stirring occasionally until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
• 1 cup cooked wild rice
• 2 cups sliced mushrooms • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1/4 cup apple juice • 1/2 cup toasted each pecans and pistachios • 3 tsp dried sage • 2 tsp chopped dried rosemary • 1 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp pepper
Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, remaining spices and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes more. STEP FIVE
Add nuts, apple juice and rice. Stir until combined. STEP SIX
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Divide mixture among the 4 squash halves. STEP SEVEN
Put back into the oven and cook another 10-15 minutes or until the squash is tender and filling is warmed.
COOK'S Enjoy as a complete meal or cut each half into slices and serve as a side. For the meat eaters in the family, you could add some cooked, chopped prosciutto into the stuffing mixture. But keeping as is, is perfect for vegetarians and those that prefer a plant based meal. Also note that the skin is fully edible once cooked!
JANETTE MITCHELL - After years of owning and operating a decorating and home staging business, Janette pivoted her career and sights on becoming a food stylist. She enrolled in culinary school and began assisting some of the best food stylists in Toronto. Janette now prepares food for print, packaging, editorials, social media and motion. janettecooks.com · @janettecooks
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