Curb Appeal Toronto West ISSUE 02 2020

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Linda Tickins Broker of Record SEE MY FEATURE LISTING ON PAGES 10+11

134 Strath Avenue, Etobicoke


311 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M6

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

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ISSUE 02 • 2020

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AT HARVEY KALLES* FOR 2019, 2018 & 2017! *Bloor West Office

TOP 4 IN SALES COMPANY-WIDE

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26 Ashley Park Road

24 Blair Athol Crescent

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15 Loyalist Road Sold for 99% of List

967 Lansdowne Avenue Sold for 113% of List

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HOME EVALUATION.

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Islington Village

Luxury Custom Build

Bright and spacious 2-bedroom corner unit. Great layout. Fantastic location! Close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Easy access to subway and highway.

4+1 bedrooms, 5 washrooms with heated floors. Includes customised details throughout! Chef’s kitchen with Sub-zero and Wolf appliances, wine fridge. Gas fireplace. Smart Home with built-in speakers. A must-see!

Offered at $599,000

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53 Brawley Avenue Etobicoke Custom Build Fabulous custom home, built with great attention to both detail and functionality. Located on a quiet, child-friendly cul de sac, this home features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an open concept kitchen family room area with walk-out to deck. Professionally finished lower level with walk-out. Custom high end finishes. Close to schools, parks and all amenities.

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1555 Finch Avenue, Unit 1803 Skymark II Pristine, large corner suite in sought after Tridel Skymark 11 building. Approximately 1,750 square feet with spectacular north west and east views. Large balcony. 2 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spacious living, dining, family room. laminate flooring. Eat-in kitchen. Excellent layout. Great value!

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Nothing short of spectacular renovation/rebuild by Gallery Homes in heart of The Kingsway. Rich and solid with the latest, best quality designer finishings, heated floors throughout. It’s pure luxury and really quite perfect! 50’ x 125’ lot 5 minutes to subway.

134 Strath Avenue • $2,725,000

Luxurious Riverhouse at Old Mill • $2,149,000

This is your family forever home! It’s stunning, warm and perfectly designed for entertaining. Big family room, chef’s kitchen, 4+ bedrooms, glamorous master suite. Located on a popular Kingsway family street, it checks every box! 2 blocks to Lambton Kingsway School, 15 minute walk to Bloor subway, shops and dining.

Your wait is over! Elegant sun-filled 1,960 square foot 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo! Spectacular Old Mill/Humber River setting steps to subway. One of the best layouts, perfect for entertaining! Impressive room sizes, designer eat-in kitchen, 2 side-by-side parking.

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~ 65 Kingsway Crescent ~ Iconic Estate & Address Lavish Entertaining Intimate Family Living Unparalleled Privacy 2.32 Acres Overlooking Humber 15 Min To Downtown/Pearson

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PRIME ‘Humber Valley’ Crescent Custom ‘Gornik’ Build 4+1 Bdrm ~ 3 1/2 Bath Exceptional Attention To Details Sought After School Districts A Forever Home

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258 Prince Edward Drive S

25 Elora Road

15 Shires Lane

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Precision Built ‘Sunnylea’ 4+1 Bdrm ~ 3 1/2 Bath Sleek Contemporary Interior

‘High Park/Bloor West’ 3 Bdrm ~ 2 Bath ~ 30’ Wide Private Drive ~ Steps To TTC

RARE 18’ Wide Townhome 4 Bdrm ~ 4 Bath ~ 2580 SqFt Coveted Courtyard Locale

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134 STRATH AVENUE $2,725,000

This is your family forever home! It’s stunning, warm and perfectly designed for entertaining. Big family room, chef’s kitchen, custom millwork, luxurious master suite with walk-in closet and 7-piece ensuite! Basement with theatre room, wine cellar and nanny/teen suite. Beautiful curb appeal, professional landscaping, attached garage with direct entry. Located on a popular Kingsway family street, it checks every box! 2 blocks to Lambton Kingsway School, 15 minute walk to Bloor subway, shops and dining. 20 minute drive to Financial/Theatre districts, airports and near some of Toronto’s best golf!


Linda Tickins

| Broker of Record

LindaTickins.com

416.234.2424


TECHNOLOGY

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YOUR TV IN A WAY YOU

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AR”, said Jennifer Richey, CSO, Gravity Jack. “To be able to see the product scaled to size in your space without tape measures or cardboard cutouts to see if it fits is AR at its finest.” With its customers in mind, Samsung enlisted augmented reality pioneers, Gravity Jack, to help create an application combining futuristic technology with the future of retail shopping and virtual product display. Samsung wanted to provide consumers an opportunity to pick the right TV, at the right size, while also making the shopping experience fun, stress-free and easy.

“WITH NEW ADVANCES IN PICTURE QUALITY, WE’RE INVITING CANADIANS TO RETHINK WHAT FITS WHEN IT COMES TO SELECTING TVS FOR THEIR HOME, EVEN IN SMALL SPACES,” said Pat Bugos, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Home Entertainment, Samsung Canada.

“THOUGH THE APP, CONSUMERS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRULY DISCOVER OUR LINEUP OF BIG SCREEN TVS AND EXPAND THEIR VIEWING EXPERIENCE.”

To use the app, users can simply download the application onto their Android or iOS device, select their desired model and size, point their phone camera at the wall or TV stand, and viola! The application will scan the wall or TV stand automatically and place it in the user’s desired space.

SAMSUNG IS UPPING THE INTERIOR DESIGN GAME WITH THE USE OF AUGMENTED REALITY Samsung Electronics Canada recently released a new augmented reality mobile application revolutionizing the way consumers find their next TV. Through the use of your smartphone, you can see exactly what a big screen TV from Samsung will look like on your wall or entertainment centre before purchasing. Will a 98” TV fit on your wall? Or are you better off with a smaller, but still impressive, 75”? No need to break out your measuring tape, Samsung has got you covered with its “Samsung TV True Fit” app for Android and iOS devices.

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Samsung continues to deliver premium innovation in home entertainment with its lineup of QLED 8K TVs. The best part? They come in 75” to 98” screen sizes, perfect for any die-hard TV aficionado. The unique augmented reality app allows you to see what a TV will look like in your home, before you even buy it – giving new meaning to the phrase, “try before you buy.” “Augmented reality is starting to become a part of our daily lives, and this Samsung app is a beautiful functional use case of

The app also boasts a feature allowing users to place their TV manually if they would like to move it. Once the TV is in place, users can move around the TV, get closer or further away, and view it from different angles. After a user has chosen the correct model and size for their home, they can then search for the nearest retailer in their area that sells Samsung TVs. Canadian consumers can start shopping for their dream TV today by downloading the “Samsung TV True Fit” app on the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. ◆


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B R O KE R

Based on Dollar Volume of Sales and Units Sold in 2017, 2018 (REStats).

THE 2019 NUMBERS ARE NOW IN, AND ONCE AGAIN WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO REPORT THAT WE ACHIEVED TOP 1% IN CANADA AS WELL AS TOP 1% IN TORONTO! SOME OF OUR 2019 SALES

SOLD BABY POINT

SOLD ETOBICOKE

SOLD HIGH PARK

SOLD HUMBER VALLEY

SOLD ISLINGTON VILLAGE

SOLD RICHVIEW

SOLD MISSISSAUGA ROAD

SOLD MISSISSAUGA

SOLD PALACE PLACE

SOLD RICHMOND GARDENS

SOLD SOUTH BEACH

SOLD SUNNYLEA

SOLD QUEENSWAY

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SOLD WATERSCAPES

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416-725-7170

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HOME DÉCOR

OLD WORLD FEEL

Photography By Brandon Barré | ancerlstudio.com

Hoping to create an open contemporary space, the residents of St. Germain home enlisted the help of Nicholas Ancerl of Ancerl Studio’s and Architect Daniel Karpinski. Both Ancerl and Karpinski knew they wanted to add hints of an ‘old world feel’ to this modern-day alteration of a New York Brownstone home. They were able to execute this by adding warm, rustic elements to the comforting and inviting transitional design. The duo planned for nearly a year prior to the construction, due to the narrow lot of the modern cladded traditionally shaped Brownstone, located in Toronto’s Bedford Park.

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When asked what the best feature of the home was, Ancerl stated, “It would have to be the light filled, two-story kitchen located the heart of the home.” When designing within the city, a reoccurring challenge is working with narrow lots that result in long homes, getting little to no light from anywhere but the front and rear. Ancerl opted to place the kitchen in the center of the house, opening up the ceiling above and placing an 80 foot skylight, which floods the space with natural light all while making the area open and spacious. One of Ancerl’s favourite parts of this redesign was putting together the small details of the kitchen. From filling jars with produce that would bring a punch of earthy tones into the space, to hand picking imperfect Calcutta Marble to maintain the home’s rustic and warm theme, the kitchen gives off a very warm and inviting feel. ▹

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HOME DÉCOR

A lovely hidden gem of the home is the sky roof. Many neighbourhood homes maximize square footage, however the St. Germain home maximized its footage while going up to a half third floor, rather than peaking the roof. This allowed for a 400-foot roof deck with a modern extension overlooking the streetscape.

THE FURNISHINGS WERE HAND-PICKED, CUSTOM MADE OR REFURBISHED WHERE POSSIBLE. The inspiration behind the powder room design was found through a visit to a local tile shop, where Ancerl was challenged to try something different from his usual modern rustic ideas. After seeing the wood plank tiles, he selected a live edge slab of wood for the vanity and paired it with the rustic tile. Choosing one very unique tile with the word “recycle” written on it, Ancerl placed it among the other tiles directly above the toilet to create a focal point. In order to perfectly complete the space and bring together the varying textures into the rustic theme, the furnishings were handpicked, custom made or refurbished where possible. After taking a walk through their newly designed home, the residents St. Germain home were thrilled with the outcome. ◆

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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: deliciousdish@rogers.com deliciousdish.ca

Cuban

CHICKEN STIR FRY WITH SNOW PEAS, SPINACH, BLACK BEANS AND RICE NOODLES

Stir fry recipes are perfect for a quick weeknight meal. This recipe may not seem like a quick cook, but once you have the seasoning made, the whole thing comes together really fast!

INGREDIENTS FOR THE MARINADE:

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil, • Juice of 2 limes

DIRECTIONS STEP ONE: Slice the chicken on an angle into flat wide pieces. Place it in a bowl with the juice of 2 limes and 3 tbsp of Cuban Stirfry Seasoning, DELICIOUSDISH. Let it marinate while you get the rest of the recipe together. STEP T WO: In a large fry pan, I like cast iron, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and garlic, cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the snow peas, cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Remove this mixture to a serving dish. STEP THREE: Add the last bit of oil and the chicken and all its marinade into the pan and the 1 tbsp of Cuban Stirfry Seasoning,

• 3 tbsp Cuban Stirfry Seasoning, DELICIOUSDISH DELICIOUSDISH. Separate the chicken pieces and stir fry for about 4-5 minutes or until mostly cooked.

FOR THE STIR FRY:

STEP FOUR: Add the 3/4 cup water, turn the heat to high and let the water boil and thicken. It will take about 5 minutes. Add the veggies back to the pan, the spinach and the black beans. Let the spinach wilt while stirring.

• 1 cooking onion, sliced in half moons

STEP FIVE: Once the sauce has thickened, empty the pot on top of the rice noodles.

• 1 package of Rice Noodles, I like King Soba Brand, cooked

STEP SIX: Serve with any of the toppings tossed through! ◆

• 6 green onions, sliced in half moons

• 1 tbsp Cuban Stirfry Seasoning, DELICIOUSDISH • 3 tbsp grapeseed or avocado oil, divided • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped a little • 2 large handfuls of snow peas, trimmed • 3/4 cup water • 2-3 handfuls baby spinach • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed, optional

FOR THE TOPPING:

• 1 mango, peeled and diced • Handful of cilantro leaves, chopped • Juice of 1-2 limes

Serves 4.

• 1 long red chili pepper, minced

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1010 - 1 ABERFOYLE CRESCENT

Freestanding industrial building in northeast Mississauga. A/C throughout. Oversized drive in door.

4+1 bedrooms, 6 baths. Custom built with 5,850sqft of living space. Lower/ground level walkouts to private yard on Mimico Creek ravine.

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2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with 1,000 sq ft terrace, magnificent - every bell and whistle!

Spacious & bright 3 bedroom suite on 2 levels, wonderful location, neat as a pin!

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in fabulous luxury building, incredible amenities!

$3,495,000


TANYA SIDOROVA Sales Representative

MICHAEL INWOOD Broker of Record, B.Comm

sidorovainwood.com 416.769.3437 info@sidorovainwood.com

2018/2019 DIAMOND AWARD WINNER

#1 Team in W01/W02 for 2018 and 2019 combined in Bloor West Village, High Park, Swansea, Baby Point, Roncesvalles & The Junction!*

THE SIDOROVA INWOOD TEAM 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW In 2019, The Sidorova Inwood Team closed 70 real estate transactions, totalling over $77 million in volume. From condos to luxury homes, downsizers to investors, first-time buyers to retirees, we help our clients with all of their real estate needs - for life. We want to thank all of our amazing clients who made this possible!

#1 TEAM IN BLOOR WEST VILLAGE, HIGH PARK, SWANSEA, RONCESVALLES, BABY POINT AND THE JUNCTION.

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET FOR LISTINGS

W01/W02 COMBINED

#1

*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.

FAMILIES HELPED MOVE

2019 SALES VOLUME

$77,000,000 (+)

110% 117% LIST TO SALE RATIO