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The first and only complete guide to pre-construction homes and condos

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WHAT HAPPENS TO PROPERTY IF AN OWNER DIES?


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CONTRIBUTORS

BILD REPORT | DAVE WILKES Dave Wilkes is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA. For the latest industry news and new home data, follow BILD on Twitter at @bildgta or visit bildgta.ca

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Jacky Hill jacky.hill@nexthome.ca EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Susan Legge susan.legge@nexthome.ca ART DIRECTOR

Tammy Leung

STAT CHAT | BEN MYERS Ben Myers is President of Bullpen Research & Consulting. Ben provides pricing recommendation, product mix, and valuation studies on new residential housing developments for builders, lenders and property owners. www.bullpenconsutling.ca

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Sara Duck Marlene Eisner Amanda Pereira SENIOR MEDIA CONSULTANTS

Jessica Wilson 416.873.1049 jessica.wilson@nexthome.ca Natalie Chin 416.881.4288 natalie.chin@nexthome.ca

CONDO PRO | BARBARA LAWLOR Barbara Lawlor is president and CEO of Baker Real Estate Inc., and an in-demand columnist and speaker. A member of the Baker team since 1993, Barbara oversees the marketing and sale of condo developments in Canada and overseas.

SALES & MARKETING CO-ORDINATORS

Gary Chilvers Sarah Khan DISTRIBUTION

distributionteam@nexthome.ca ACCOUNTING INQUIRIES

accountingteam@nexthome.ca DIRECTOR OF PRINT MEDIA

Lauren Reid–Sachs

LEGALLY SPEAKING | JAYSON SCHWARZ Jayson Schwarz LL.M. is a Toronto real estate lawyer and partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. He can be reached by visiting schwarzlaw.ca or by email at info@schwarzlaw.ca or phone at 416.486.2040.

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INSPIRATION | REBECCA HAY Rebecca Hay is principal designer at Rebecca Hay Designs Inc., known and celebrated for her design work and appearances on various acclaimed HGTV shows. rebeccahaydesigns.com

INSPIRATION | PHYLLIS LUI AND ALEEM KASSAM Award-winning, Vancouver-based interior designers Phyllis Lui & Aleem Kassam are the principal designer duo for Kalu Interiors. The firm provides bespoke design services for clientele throughout Canada. kaluinteriors.com

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EDITOR’S NOTE

WINTER READY

SUSAN LEGGE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF New Home + Condo Guide EMAIL: susan.legge@nexthome.ca TWITTER: @SusanLegge

Winter is creeping its way to our front doors. I think most Canadians would agree that the fall season is just Mother Nature’s nice way of telling us to get ready for winter. Autumn gives us some time to set our homes, our furnishings and our minds to winter mode. This is also traditionally a very busy season for new openings in preconstruction real estate, so your timing to take a peek at what’s inside couldn’t be better. Packed with new launches and up-and-coming locations, plus the latest news and views from the experts, it’s time to create a list of your favourite new communities, knowing you can always write us and we’ll do our best to get any questions about buying a new home, answered. So, what’s ahead? Our cover story on Fieldgate Homes on page 20 offers detailed info on its latest communities and future openings. We also have a sweet Purchaser Profile on page 32, and a number of Property Profiles, including a story on page 34 about an East Bayfront lakeside condominium, a Hamilton condominium on page 50 aimed at Millennials, and many more. Also in this issue, Barbara Lawlor stresses the importance of being an educated buyer, Ben Myers on how and why housing prices are on the rise, and the team at Schwarz Law breaks down what happens to a property when the owner passes away. For decor and design lovers, Kalu Interiors has advice on designing lower-level living spaces, our top trend spotter, Sara Duck, breaks down the benefits of quartz countertops, and designer Rebecca Hay offers tips on planning a sophisticated home that’s functional for a growing family. Enjoy this issue, and happy new-home hunting.

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New release of Upper Sky suites coming soon! Lakeside Residences pairs the serenity of the lake with the excitement of the city, bringing the best of both worlds to one exceptional waterfront community. The highly anticipated release of the Upper Sky suites offers purchasers a chance to experience breathtaking views of the lake from the building’’s top floors, contemporary finishes and modern appliances. These premium suites truly capture the essence of lakeside living from every angle.

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Contents

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Cover Story

Fieldgate Homes EXCITING NEW OPENINGS THIS FALL ACROSS THE GTA

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#BeyondtheCity 52

style File Family-friendly design by RebeccA hAy

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Design File Designing from the ground up by Aleem kAssAm AND Phyllis lui

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54 Product Focus Reasons for selecting a quartz countertop by sARA Duck

In every Issue

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contributors

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hot Properties GtA

48 Glossary 59 hot Properties sWO

38 Property profiles

63 index of Advertisers 66 What’s Online

#InsidetheGTA 14

#insidetheGtA The latest news, numbers, trends and events by susAN leGGe

34 Greenland Group Upper Sky Suites are coming soon to Toronto’s Lakeside Residences

38 North Drive Coming soon — spacious townhomes in Toronto’s Summerhill neighbourhood

40 centrecourt Developments

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by DAve Wilkes

24 stat chat Housing prices and rents are going up by beN myeRs

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New release of threebedroom suites and penthouses at Tricycle Condominiums

50 Rosehaven homes KiWi Condos in Hamilton is a unique opportunity for Millennials

legally speaking What happens to property when an owner dies?

The Forest Hill offers direct TTC subway access at Bathurst and Eglinton

42 lash Group of companies

bilD Report The Pickering airport-an idea whose time has come

by JAysON schWARz

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Purchaser Profile Third time’s a charm for Heathwood homeowners heading to Kitchener

36 condo Pro A happy condo buyer is an educated one by bARbARA lAWlOR

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#InsidetheGTA by SUSAN LEGGE

GTA

RioCAn’S yonGE SHEPPARD CEnTRE held a massive Block Party on Oct. 17. The event marked the completion of this extensive revitalization project and included the unveiling of a new #OURBLOCK art installation designed by students from nearby Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts. The centre spans an entire city block and was built in the 1970s as one of Toronto’s first mixed-use properties. More than $300 million was invested in redeveloping the centre. A 100,000-sq.-ft. addition over two levels and updates to the facades of its two office towers were among the improvements.

Final phase of Braestone in Horseshoe Valley is coming soon

“Braestone is an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with all of the conveniences you need in close proximity,” says Georgian International President & CEO Jamie Massie of this master-planned country estate community. 14  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

Set on 566 acres of largely untouched landscape in the rolling hills of the Horseshoe Valley 20 minutes from Barrie, Braestone is an idyllic one-of-a-kind community unlike any other in Ontario. Its unique lifestyle is appealing to both young professionals and senior urbanites seeking a more serene and connected-to-nature lifestyle opportunity as the final release in Phase 4 will soon be released. This is the final release of 20 home sites on a selection of valley and ridge lots ranging from approximately half an acre to over one acre in size. Prices for the bungalows, bungalows-with-lofts and two-storey homes range from $713,900 to $899,900. Those interested in homeownership opportunities can call 705.727.5656 or visit Braestone.ca


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DiD you know?

The Ontario government committed $28.5 billion to support four key transit projects in Toronto, including the Yonge North Subway Extension, the Eglinton West Crosstown Extension, an improved three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension, and the all-new Ontario Line.

Marlin Spring appoints new president

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University Towns’ grand opening

Left to right: Oshawa Ward 2 City Councillor Jane Hurst; Building Capital CEO, Saqib Qureshi; Podium Developments Managing Director, Bernard Luttmer; City of Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter; Oshawa Ward 2 Regional & City Councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri; Varsity Properties Inc. President & CEO A.J. Keilty and City of Oshawa Ward 4 Regional & City Councillor Rick Kerr.

Podium Developments, Building Capital and Varsity Properties recently cut the ribbon to celebrate the completion of University Towns in North Oshawa. Located steps from Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), the modern stacked townhouse development with a mixed-use building is helping to fill continuing demand for various housing forms in the area. Coco Fresh, Popeye’s Chicken, Doner & Gyros and Fat Bastard Burrito were among the confirmed retailers coming to the area. Visit podiumdevelopments.com

Ben Bakst, CEO Marlin Spring

Ashi Mathur, President Marlin Spring

Marlin Spring CEO Ben Bakst has announced that Ashi Mathur has joined the company as its president. The Toronto-based real estate investment firm has over 30 residential projects consisting of 8,800 residential units which are currently in various stages of development, construction repositioning and completion across Canada and the U.S. Mathur’s primary focus is to lead the company’s corporate strategy initiatives as it aims to expand its North American multi-family and development business. Among its many projects, Marlin Spring is currently selling the Stockyards District Residences in Toronto and has several other communities coming soon. See marlinspring.com for more information.

The Davis Residences in Newmarket opens sales office The Rose Corporation recently celebrated the grand opening of its sales office for The Davis Residences at Bakerfield in Newmarket. The event attracted many potential homebuyers interested in discovering unprecedented modern urban condo living in the heart of the town’s urban centre and local transit. The elegant one- to threebedroom condo residences are priced from the $400,000s to over $600,000. Call 905.235.9200 for details and registration info.

The Davis Residences celebrated its official sales office grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured left to right: The Rose Corporation President Daniel Berholz; CEO Sam Reisman; Vice-President Andrew Webster and Milborne Group Vice-President, Brian Shew. nexthome.ca  15


ADVICE | bIlD rEport

The Pickering airport an idea whose time has come

dave wilkes

If you are a long-time resident of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), you will be familiar with the lengthy planning and discussions that have occurred around the building of a second major airport (third, if you include Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) to service this growing region. As we look at the growth expected to occur in the GTA, current capacity at Toronto 16  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

Pearson International Airport, and the growth in passenger traffic at Canadian airports, it becomes clear that the time is now to move forward on the idea of a new airport in Pickering. Since 1968, there have been on-again, off-again discussions regarding how best to accommodate the growth in passenger air traffic projected for the region, especially in light of the anticipated capacity constraints at Pearson. Land has been expropriated and set aside for a new airport in the north of Pickering, and studies have been undertaken repeatedly. At the

same time, Pearson has been expanded and Billy Bishop has been brought on stream. Yet capacity at Pearson is becoming an issue again, with passenger volume growing steadily, doubling between 2003 and 2018, and forecasted to grow by an additional 70 per cent by 2037. So why build a new airport in the east of this region? There are a number of compelling reasons. First, given the continued growth of passenger air travel and the population growth in the GTA that will see 2.7 million new residents call the region home by 2041, we …continued on page 18


Actual View

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Passenger demand in the GTA is growing rapidly, and the GTA’s commercial airports network capacity will become constrained. The time is right to start planning for a new airport in the GTA East.

…continued from page 16

will eventually need the capacity. A project of this magnitude could typically take between 15 and 20 years from inception to completion. Passenger demand in the GTA is growing rapidly, and the GTA’s commercial airports network capacity will become constrained. The time is right to start planning for a new airport in the GTA East. Second, at a time when building anything new, let alone a new airport, usually runs into local resistance, there is considerable local support for a GTA East Airport. Durham Regional, Pickering, Oshawa, Whitby, Uxbridge and Ajax City Councils support the development of an airport in Pickering because of its potential as a job creator and economic hub. Durham’s business community, represented by local boards of trade and chambers of commerce has also been a vocal advocate of the concept. Add to this that the environmental impacts will be partially offset by efficiencies in ground transportation by providing 18  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

a second major air transportation hub to serve the Eastern Part of the GTA. Third, in 2015, the federal government retained 9,600 acres of land in Pickering for economic development and an airport. The studies have already been done, and done again, which means that the Pickering site has a head start. It’s worth noting that of the land originally expropriated in 1972, 10,000 acres have already been transferred to Rouge National Urban Park for greenspace in perpetuity. Fourth, a new airport will be the catalyst for tremendous economic growth for the GTA East region, including the opportunity to create thousands of skilled, well-paying jobs in construction, aviation, aerospace and related industries and sectors. The positive impact of a major airport extends well beyond its boundaries and airportrelated functions. Businesses of all types will benefit from having a new airport in Pickering, whether onsite, adjacent to or well beyond the federal lands. Lastly, there has been an expression of interest by a private consortium to fund, build and

operate the proposed airport, again lessening the impact on public coffers. Those of you who read my columns know that I often encourage regulators and policy makers to look to the future needs of the region and create housing supply that can meet the expected growth of the region for the benefit of all. But the reality is that successful communities and great cities are not just homes and businesses—they incorporate all the facilities and infrastructure needed for modern life. Conceived at the end of the 1960s, and contemplated for 50 years, the Pickering Airport is an idea whose time has come.

Dave Wilkes is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA. For the latest industry news and new home data, follow BILD on Twitter, @bildgta, or visit www.bildgta.ca.

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES THIS FALL FROM

FIELDGATE HOMES If you have been waiting for the opportunity to own a Fieldgate home, you will have plenty of choices across the GTA this fall. Fieldgate is excited to be continuing its 60-year legacy of creating exceptional homes and communities across the region with a number of new releases 20  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

in highly coveted neighbourhoods. Visit Fieldgatehomes.com today and register for your chance to attend in their highly anticipated new releases! KLEINBURG — GRAND OPENING AT NEW KLEINBURG: NOv. 2 AT 11 Am

New Kleinburg is a new collection of inspired family residences in a beautiful community setting just moments from the heart of Kleinburg. With the future Hwy. 427 extension just minutes away, a new community school, and excellent urban amenities close at hand, life in Kleinburg has


We are excited to be continuing our 60year legacy of creating exceptional homes and communities across the region with a number of new releases in highly coveted neighbourhoods.

never been more convenient. This new release will introduce 20-ft. freehold townhomes in addition to some new 30-, 38-, 44- and 50-ft., detached homes. Choose from traditional and contemporary home exteriors for an elegant residence that reflects your personal style. STOUFFvILLE — CITYSIDE & BLUE SKY NOW OPEN

Visit the Stouffville presentation centre to discover exceptional

luxury and value at our two acclaimed Stouffville communities. Cityside offers traditional and contemporary freehold townhomes from $599,990, as well as 36- and 40-ft. detached homes from $799,990. Also available is a new release of 40- and 50-ft. singles at the established Blue Sky community priced from $999,990. You can discover both of these communities in one beautiful presentation centre at 12466 Ninth Line, at the northwest corner of Ninth Line and Millard Street. RICHmOND HILL — GRAND OPENING NOW OPEN AT RICHLANDS

Richmond Hill’s acclaimed Richlands community is now open! Located adjacent to Richmond Green Sports Park, Richlands won the hearts of GTA homebuyers in its first release thanks to the community’s beautiful collection of freehold townhomes from the upper $800s, 28-ft. semis from the upper $900s, 36-ft. singles from the low $1.4 millions and 43-ft. nexthome.ca  21


singles from the upper $1.5 millions. Both traditional and contemporary designs are available. The perfect balance of beautiful home designs, exceptional location and inspired community plan has already earned Richlands award-winning status at the GTA BILD Awards. Visit the presentation centre on Leslie Street, north of Eglin Mills Road East. CALEDON/BRAmPTON BORDER — NEW RELEASE NOW OPEN AT UPPER vALLEYLANDS:

Located at the southwest corner of Mayfield Rd. and Chinguacousy Rd., Upper Valleylands brings the signature look and feel of Fieldgate Homes’ celebrated Valleylands community to a new highly desirable location on the Caledon/Brampton border. Discover a beautiful selection of freehold townhomes and 25-ft. semi-detached homes from the upper $500s and 41-, 38- and 30-ft. singles from the upper $700s. Homebuyers will love Upper Valleylands spectacular master planned community design, which includes 30 acres of green space, community parkland and a proposed elementary school. Visit this weekend to discover Upper Valleylands for yourself. For more information on any of these remarkable communities, sales centre locations, phone numbers and floor plans, visit FieldgateHomes.com today! 22  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

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LOCATIONS Brampton/Caledon Kleinburg Richmond Hill Stouffville Whitby BUILDER Fieldgate Homes HOmE TYPES Semi-detached Detached homes Freehold townhomes CONTACT FieldgateHomes.com


ADVICE | stAt ChAt

HoUsinG Prices and Rents are

GoinG Up in T.O. Ben Myers

In my consulting practice, I’m looking at both macro and micro level housing data every day, and I continue to be amazed at how quickly prices and rents are appreciating. Based on the figures I’m looking at, don’t expect that to change any time soon. The rising level of prices and rents have everything to do with high demand, and insufficient supply. I know it sounds crazy, 24  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

how could the Toronto area be under-building, look at the number of cranes in the sky. Here’s the counter: There were actually more new homes built in 2002 than 2018, and the industry delivered significantly more square footage — facts that are too often overlooked. It’s not just how many units you build, it’s how many people they can accommodate. You probably weren’t driving off the main roads in Milton, Brampton, Aurora, Richmond Hill and Markham and many other suburban municipalities in the early 2000s, but singlefamily homes were popping up

like weeds. That’s not the case anymore. One of the reasons I think house prices will continue to increase has to do with the rising population. According to Statistics Canada, annual population growth has reached 530,000, the highest level ever recorded! In Ontario, the population grew by 250,000, 66 per cent higher than the 10-year average of 150,000. Despite all those new towers you see, all that new supply is getting eaten up quickly due to this rapid population growth. In fact, RBC Economics recently …continued on page 26


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reported that to reach a healthy level of vacancy in the Toronto CMA area rental market, there would need to be over 9,000 more vacant units. To put that into perspective, that’s 18 buildings with 500 units in each. The economists at RBC calculated that Toronto Metro Area needs 22,000 new units of rental supply annually to satisfy demand from 2019 to 2023 - that certainly isn’t going to happen in my opinion. Even if 70 per cent of all new condos completed each year are leased out by investors, and the industry delivers 4,000 new purpose-built rental apartments annually, that figure would still fall short of the 22,000 needed rental units over the next two years, and forget about eating into the 9,000unit existing shortfall. The latest September data from Rentals.ca shows that the average vacant rental apartment unit in the Toronto CMA has seen rents increase by about 15 per cent annually. No wonder the last survey data from Informa and Avison Young shows that the average tenant in Toronto is spending 42 per cent of their income on rent. There is some good news if you’re a future buyer or tenant, there is supply coming. There are a record number of apartments under construction, a near-record for units with condo tenure, and a 30-year high in rental apartments. 26  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

The latest September data from Rentals.ca shows that the average vacant rental apartment unit in the Toronto CMA has seen rents increase by about 15% annually.

We might even reach a point where supply actually matches demand in 2021, but only for rented apartments - we haven’t even discussed the demand for ownership apartments. All that said, I wouldn’t postpone your move just yet, when 30,000 new condos completed in 2015 and unsold inventory shot up, prices and rents were flat, but they never declined. I wouldn’t put a lot of money on a big drop in values. Even if there was a big drop, all your friends would be telling you not to buy. It’s hard to time the market. In conclusion, my professional opinion would be to expect house prices and rents to increase through the rest of 2019 and in 2020 as well. If you’re in the market for a new home, or are considering

purchasing an investment suite, do your homework, buy what you can afford, and surrounding yourself with a qualified and experienced team to walk you through the process. Good luck.

Ben Myers is President of Bullpen Research & Consulting. Ben provides pricing recommendation, product mix, and valuation studies on new residential housing developments for builders, lenders and property owners. Ben’s firm produces monthly rental housing analysis and publishes a quarterly report on high-rise land values. Visit www.bullpenconsutling.ca or find him on Twitter @benmyers29

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WHAT HaPPENS To ProPerTY WHen An OWNER dIES? by JACQUeline moneTA, J.D. WiTH ASSiSTAnCe From JAYSon SCHWArZ ll.m.

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When you purchase a property there are many ways to take title. The way in which you take title will often depend on your circumstances. Is the property an investment with partners or a family home? Are you going to live in the property or rent it out? How do you want the property to transfer when you sell the property or if an owner dies? This article will explore the following three ways to take title to a property and their effects on your ownership: Joint Tenancy, Tenants in Common, and Sole Ownership. 28  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

Joint Tenancy is the most common form of ownership for spouses or family members, as it allows for the property to pass to a surviving owner(s) by right of survivorship.

JOINT TENANCY

When two or more people purchase a property as joint tenants it entitles them to an equal share in the property. In a Joint Tenancy each owner on title owns 100 per cent of the property. Joint Tenancy is the most common form of ownership for spouses or family members, as it allows for the property to pass to a surviving owner(s) by right of survivorship. This means that the property doesn’t need to be in a will and

does not form part of a deceased’s estate. It avoids probate saving both time and money. The deceased owner’s name is removed from title to the property and the remaining owners increase their ownership interest proportionately. The process for removing the deceased person’s name requires the provision of proof of death (e.g. an original death certificate) and the registration of a Survivorship Application by the remaining owners.


The process for removing the deceased person’s name requires the provision of proof of death (e.g. an original death certificate) and the registration of a Survivorship Application by the remaining owners.

TENANCY IN COMMON

Unlike a Joint Tenancy, when two or more people hold title to a property as Tenants in Common, each owner owns their proportionate share only. Therefore, if one of the owners dies, the deceased owner’s share is dealt with through the deceased’s estate. For example, if Larry, Moe and Curly own a property, each with a 1/3 share, and Larry dies, Larry’s interest is dealt with in accordance with his will. Neither Moe nor Curly would receive Larry’s ownership interest in the property. Tenants in Common have no right of survivorship. SOLE REGISTERED OWNER

If a party owns property as the Sole Registered Owner, then upon their death the property would be dealt with through the probate

of their estate. If the owner dies without a will, or intestate, then the property would be passed according to the laws of intestacy in the prevailing jurisdiction. CORPORATIONS

If land is held in a corporation the death of a shareholder has no direct impact on the ownership of the land. The shareholder’s estate would deal with the shares in accordance with estate and tax law where the shareholder resided. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Ownership of land in Limited Partnership is held by the general partner as trustee so the same rules apply as above for a corporation. The death of a holder of the holder of a Limited Partnership unit has no direct

impact on the ownership of the land. The unit holder’s estate would deal with the shares in accordance with estate and tax law where the unit holder resided. No matter what your goals are for your new property, you should discuss your ownership options and any plans you have for the property with your real estate lawyer. Feel free to ask lots of questions and ensure that the manner in which you take title is best suited for your needs. Finding topics is one of the hardest things for us to do. If you have suggestions, questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries please mail, deliver or fax to the magazine or to us. We will try to deal with them in print or electronic form. Jayson Schwarz LL.M. is a Toronto real estate lawyer and partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. Visit online at schwarzlaw.ca or email info@schwarzlaw.ca with your questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries.

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THIRD-TIME HEATHWOOD BUYERS For Dalia Bishara and her husband, Georges Bishai, their decision to purchase a townhome at Heathwood Homes’ South Kitchener community, Wallaceton, was an easy one to make. This is their third purchase from Heathwood Homes in 13 years, and according to Dalia, the location is perfect for this stage of their lives. “We bought our first Heathwood home at Traditions in Milton when it opened in 2006,” she says. “It was semi-detached. Then we wanted something bigger, so we bought a detached home in the community, and we’ve been there for 10 years. Our son, David, is on his own now, and our daughter, Rita, will attend Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo next year. Our current residence is a huge corner detached home, and we simply don’t need all of that space anymore. The townhome at Wallaceton is ideal.” Before they found out about Wallaceton, the couple had looked around the KitchenerWaterloo-Cambridge area. Then they received an email from Heathwood about Wallaceton, and the timing was right. “I work as a payroll manager in Burlington, and Georges is an accounts receivable supervisor in Waterloo. The new location will be good for commuting.” She adds that the location offers much more. “Really, there is everything we could need right in Kitchener.” 32  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

Dalia Bishara, at left, and Georges Bishai.

Our current residence is a huge corner detached home, and we simply don’t need all of that space anymore. The townhome at Wallaceton is ideal.

In addition, the master-planned Wallaceton neighbourhood will feature shops, a park and parkettes, quiet trails, a school and recreation centre. The community is also home to a town centre with boutiques and eateries, and the city’s largest sports facility, RBJ Schlegel Park, is just across the street.

Dalia and Georges chose the 2,773 square-foot (includes 638 square-foot finished lower level) Forbes (Elevation A) end unit complete with charming peaked gables and an inviting entryway. “I’ve always loved Heathwood’s designs,” Dalia explains. “There is no wasted space in the townhome we bought. It has four bedrooms,


3.5 baths and several walk-in closets.” Dalia adds, “We have learned that even if the competition seems less expensive, it’s worth paying extra for a Heathwood home, because you get a lot more for your money. We are interested in quality and beauty on the inside and out, as well as good service, and we get it all with Heathwood. We are convinced we made the right decision.” Townhomes range in size from 1,785 to 2,733 square feet (including finished lower level) and start from $559,900. Singledetached homes from 2,025 to 2,600 square feet begin from $708,900; $728,900 with finished lower level. Interiors include openconcept gourmet kitchens with dramatic architectural accents, oversized picture windows, ninefoot ceiling heights, oak stairs, a freestanding soaker tub in the master bath and much more. For a limited time, receive a bonus of five appliances: stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher and front load washer/dryer or air conditioning or $5,000 in Décor Dollars. You, too, can come “Home at Last” to a beautiful Heathwood Home in Kitchener. The sales centre is located at 1940 Fischer-Hallman Road. Hours are Monday to Wednesday 1 to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday by appointment, and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 905-874-4741 or visit Heathwood.com/Wallaceton nexthome.ca  33


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Live in the Sky! Coming soon: new release of Upper Sky Suites at Lakeside Residences to offer urban living with unparalleled views Greenland Group (Canada) is bringing upscale living to East Bayfront at Lakeside Residences. Since the introduction of Phase I of the project, they’ve enjoyed sell-out success with Park, Sky and City Suites, while Lake Suites is close – almost 80 per cent sold. Now with construction starting this fall, Greenland is about to offer the opportunity to live in the sky with unparalleled views of Toronto and Lake Ontario, with the release of Upper Sky Suites. Located on floors 40 to 48 in Lakeside’s Park and Sky Building, Upper Sky Suite residents will enjoy well-appointed life above the city and water. Located at 215 Lakeshore Blvd. E., the stunning glass-clad building, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, creates beautiful reflections of the lake and horizon. The interior design brings a luxurious feel to suites, amenities and common spaces with tranquil colours and material palettes that have been inspired by this idyllic waterfront location. 34  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019


More than a waterfront community, Lakeside Residences is the fusion of waterfront living and urban accessibility. The Financial District, Entertainment District, Scotiabank Theatre, Rogers Centre and the hub of the city’s hustle and bustle are all accessible from this ideal location – and as our neighbour Google Sidewalk Labs continues to work through the planning stages, East Bayfront stands to be at the heart of urban technology and vision – and Upper Sky Suites the ideal home to take advantage of it all. At Lakeside there is no commute, only community. The area is walkable and great for cyclists with the waterfront boardwalk and the Martin Goodman Trail at the doorstep. Well accessed by transit, the area is also a destination, with restaurants and cafés; parks and greenspace; boutiques and shopping; galleries and entertainment; sports and nightlife. Lakeside’s 3.34-acre community masterplan will also include street-level retail so that

residents don’t even have to leave home – a great convenience. Within the condominium residences themselves, Upper Sky Suite residents will have access to a thoughtfully developed selection of health, wellness and active living amenities, including a fitness centre with yoga and Pilates studio, a party lounge with kitchen and dining facilities, a piano lounge and wrap-around terrace, a media and games lounge, a kids’ lounge and a flex meeting space. A crescent-shaped infinity pool with sundeck sits atop of the podium, offering sweeping views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands, and is a perfect retreat on beautiful summer days. The rooftop also features barbecues, a fire pit, cabanas, saunas, steam room and change rooms. With construction starting soon, now is an ideal time to register for the release of luxurious Upper Sky Suites. Bright and spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom suites boast bright open concept living with chef-inspired kitchens and

ample storage. Register now and be among the first to view the new release. For more information register at lakesidetoronto.com call 416-968-9196 or email sales@lakesidetoronto.com.

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a HaPPY CONDO BUYER IS aN EDUCATED ONE

BarBara LawLor

As the average price of condominiums across Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area increases, it becomes more crucial than ever to be an educated purchaser. The good news is that with the Internet and social media, information is at our fingertips. Potential purchasers can find out everything from where new condos are located to what local amenities they can walk to, what public transportation access there is, the track records of builders/ developers, architecture, building amenities, suite layouts, features 36  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

What is important to you? If you have children, an area with schools will likely be tops on your list. If you work in the heart of downtown or elsewhere in the GTA and wish to avoid owning a gas-guzzling vehicle, access to buses and the subway is important.

and finishes … you get the picture. With a few keystrokes, you can narrow down your list of condos that have the items on your “musthave list.” I advise also having a “nice-to-have” list that may sway your opinion, should all things be equal among choices. Occasionally, we see potential buyers come in without having

researched the marketplace. Of course, we provide guidance. Keep in mind, however, that the more you know when you enter sales offices, the less time it will take to choose the condo for you, and the more confident you will be in that decision. I always advise considering location first. What is important to you? If you have


Your home will likely be one of, if not the largest, financial investment you make in your lifetime. Make your decision wisely.

children, an area with schools will likely be tops on your list. If you work in the heart of downtown or elsewhere in the GTA and wish to avoid owning a gas-guzzling vehicle, access to buses and the subway is important. Remember to do the drive or public transit ride yourself during rush hour to get a realistic feel for what your commute will involve. So, where to start? If you are buying a condo for the first time, a visit to CMHC’s website (https:// www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/) is a great idea. That organization publishes a booklet on home-buying step by step. You may be a seasoned lowrise homeowner, but if this will be your first condominium purchase, keep in mind things are a bit different. You need to do your

“homework” too. Another helpful website is bildgta.ca. Comparison shop, for sure, but remember to compare fairly. One way to do this is to keep a spreadsheet on various condos you are considering. For example, one building may have better standard features and finishes, but is a bit more in price. Consider what you will have to pay in upgrades to bring the other choices up to the quality you want. And size? Well, yes, size matters – but layout is more important than the number of square feet. Having said all of this, I can tell you that visiting sales offices is the optimum way to research. See for yourself the quality and design flair that will carry through to the actual residence. Ask questions.

Tour model suites. Your home will likely be one of, if not the largest, financial investment you make in your lifetime. Make your decision wisely.

Barbara Lawlor is president and CEO of Baker Real Estate Incorporated, winner of the pinnacle 2017 Riley Brethour Award from BILD, and an in-demand columnist and speaker. A member of the Baker team since 1993, she oversees the marketing and sales of condominium developments in the GTA and overseas. Keep current with The Baker Blog at blog.bakerrealestate.com

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The Sky Residences preserve the virtue of traditional residential living with a vast, private terrace.

North Drive to launch 36 Birch, a new form of timeless, spacious liviNg iN summerhill An exclusive collection of 27 twostorey residences is set to launch in Toronto’s lush community of Summerhill this Fall, as awardwinning real estate developer North Drive debuts its latest project, 36 Birch. Rooted in a neighbourhoodfirst philosophy, North Drive has risen to success through bespoke, contextually responsive residences such as One Forest Hill; 4 The Kingsway; The High Park; and Picnic // The High Park II. “36 Birch is one of the most exciting residential offerings introduced to the midtown market in recent years” says Jordan Morassutti, Co-Founder and Partner at North Drive. Nestled on a park-lined cul38  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

de-sac, the Garden Townhomes and Sky Residences of 36 Birch mark a fresh transformation in multi-residential form. Wide, spacious interior layouts (averaging over 2,500 sq. ft.) and large windows allow abundant natural light, countering the common experience of townhome living. “We view Summerhill as the quintessential, established Toronto neighbourhood that has incredible demand, yet few options for buyers,” says Morassutti. “We know townhomes suit the stock of the neighbourhood, but we wanted to avoid the narrow feeling of conventional towns and create more open, artfully composed homes” To maintain the virtue of traditional residential homes, each

two-storey residence is outfitted with its own generously-sized private outdoor space – the Garden Townhomes on the lower level each include private greenspace in the form of deep porches or backyards, and the Sky Residences will each feature unobstructed views by way of private, expansive 25 ft.-wide rooftop terraces. The landscape and design of these exclusive, individual outdoor spaces will be led by distinguished Canadian landscape architecture and urban design firm, Janet Rosenberg & Studio. “The contemporary gardens, both at-grade and on the rooftop terraces of 36 Birch, are designed to be elegant and sophisticated,” says Janet Rosenberg, Founding Principal


Ribbed glass accent walls and partitions allow natural light to flow seamlessly through the Garden Townhomes and Sky Residences at 36 Birch.

of Janet Rosenberg & Studio. “It is all about the urban lifestyle; beautiful and luxurious spaces where you can relax and entertain outdoors with a sense of privacy.” Renowned Toronto architect Richard Wengle and interior designer Michael London collaborated on an overall aesthetic that offers a refined, elegant slant on industrial design. The homes of 36 Birch follow the existing heritage architecture of the neighbourhood with front

entrances and porches seen along the street side, dormers that complement strong rooflines, beautiful pillars, covered porches, and balconies – all accented with an industrial flair. “We really wanted to celebrate the neighbourhood, so the theme for 36 Birch became Industrialmeets-Contemporary,” says Richard Wengle, principal at Richard Wengle Architect Inc. “Every site we work on dictates the artistic course of the project, and

we haven’t imposed a flavour on 36 Birch – we really wanted to take our clues from the surroundings.” Interior designer Michael London carries that aesthetic indoors, pairing ribbed glass accent walls with metal and bronze entryways and partitions. Light colours are used to illuminate each Garden Townhome and Sky Residence from the flooring and walls to the cabinetry, highlighting the generous entertainment space offered in each suite. 36 Birch will offer a limited collection of 27 residential suites featuring two-bedroom and three-bedroom layouts. The two-storey residences are more than 25 ft. wide and each average over 2,500 sq. ft., with 10 ft. ceilings on the main level. Early purchasers have the opportunity to customize their suite, with the option to merge units. Prices start at $3,250,000. To register, visit www.36Birch.com, or email info@36Birch.com

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Residents of The Forest Hill will enjoy lobby connection to the future Forest Hill Station in one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods.

CentreCourt announces direct subway access at the Forest hill Condominiums Known for its vision of bringing premier highrise projects to major urban centres across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), CentreCourt announced that sales for the condominiums at The Forest Hill will commence later this month. Located on the southwest corner of Bathurst and Eglinton, the project will provide residents the opportunity to live in one Toronto’s most coveted neighbourhoods – Forest Hill. The Forest Hill will consist of a 14-storey residential development with a direct connection to the future Forest Hill Station from its lobby, positioning the project within the one per cent of GTA condominiums that offer this unique attribute. The building will 40  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

feature suites ranging from studios to three-bedroom units with many suites in the $400,000s. Modern architecture by Quadrangle and incredible interiors by figure3 will also provide a unique and stylish living for residents. “Toronto’s growing population, combined with rising housing prices, creates a need for condo projects in coveted neighbourhoods with top-notch amenities and direct transit access,” says Shamez Virani, President, CentreCourt. “The Forest Hill will be one of the only condominiums with direct connection to the new TTC line, a feature we foresee becoming a larger focus for development as the city continues to grow.”

THE FOREST HILL ARCHITECTURE

Designed by innovative firm Quadrangle, the 14-storey metalclad building is broken into three distinct volumes and incorporates a monochromatic colour palette. Stepping up higher towards the Eglinton and Bathurst intersection and sloping downwards, allows for sunlight to penetrate suites, balconies and terraces, while also housing retail street presence along Eglinton Avenue West. THE FOREST HILL INTERIORS

Situated within one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto, The Forest Hill will appeal to a well-travelled and sophisticated demographic;


the design vision is one that reimagines traditional architectural and design elements through a contemporary lens. The result is a classic, timeless interior. “We believe great design is about more than just aesthetics,” says Dominic De Freitas, Principal at figure3. “It’s about creating alluring environments that elevate a lifestyle. The Forest Hill will be a refined experience for residents, intimate and also dramatic. CentreCourt is a real estate company focused on the development of highrise residential communities located near major amenities, rapid transit networks and employment areas across the GTA. For more information and to register for the project, please visit www. theforesthill.com and on social media at @CentreCourtInc.

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LOCATION Toronto DEVELOPER Lash DEVELOPMENT Tricycle HOME TYPE Highrise SALES CENTRE 1151 Markham Rd. CONTACT 416-430-0003 info@tricyclecondos.com www.tricyclecondos.ca

A NEW RELEASE PENTHOUSES AND 3-BEDROOM SUITES HAVE ARRIVED AT TRICYCLE CONDOMINIUMS Known as trail blazers in the development industry, the Lash Group of Companies prides itself on a forward-thinking approach to community building and they are uniquely committed to customer service and excellent craftsmanship. For over six decades, each developments is bold and comprehensive, with an aesthetic that always connotes success. It’s no wonder that Tricycle Condominiums, the third phase of ME Living has been an incredible sales success. The first building, ME Condos, is already occupied, and with Phase 2 (ME2) sold out, the upcoming release of Tricycle’s penthouse and three-bedroom suites, this master planned community is becoming a stunning reality. 42  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

“We know how fortunate we are to be building at Markham and Ellesmere,” says Lash President Larry Blankenstein. “With the proximity to The Bluffs, Scarborough Town Centre, U of T Scarborough and the 401, we know the location is second to none. We have met that same standard of excellence with our amenities package and suite design.” The three-bedroom plus den suites offer residents ample room and storage plus an unparalleled view, while the penthouses are stunning, with a ceiling height of approximately 10 feet in principal rooms, a custom kitchen backsplash, a quick-release BBQ connection, and a gas supply for appliances.

Tricycle features all manner of intuitive touches, including a seventh-floor space in which residents can access their own private dining area. The interior amenity space also includes a coffee bar and yoga studio, state of the art fitness facilities, and a party room with a catering kitchen. With a tree lined central courtyard, and a pond that converts to a skating rink in winter, Tricycle’s residents can enjoy the outdoors year-round. At up to 800 square feet, the penthouse suites start at $599,000; the three-bedroom suites start at $699,000 and go up to 1,200 square feet. For more details, visit the sales office and model suites.


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There is something to be said about having an elegant, grown-up home that’s also kid-friendly. Believe it or not, having a sophisticated home that functions for your growing family is achievable. When developing the design of a four-bedroom family home, I truly wanted it to be sophisticated but functional. With a little extra thought and creative planning, it can be done. Here are some key design tips for creating a cohesive, functional family-friendly home. Start by rethinking the purpose of the rooms in your house and change it up to suit your everyday living. It can be a struggle to space-plan your home. It’s essential to stand back and look at how you think you should use the space versus how you actually use the area. These can be vastly different. As a designer, I often consider changing out the purpose of a room to suit our client’s lifestyle. That’s precisely what we did for this bright and airy family home. We swapped out the traditional living room at the front of the house for a home office with custom built-in shelves. Many modern families no longer need a formal sitting area. And although it’s nice to look at, it’s not practical. We added some extra personality by cladding the backs of the shelves in a luxurious navy grasscloth to add depth. The cabinets below can hide toys or board games for occasional play times as well. This small sunny zone is now a convenient place to sit back and read a book or squeeze in a conference call to the office. Another change you can make is to repurpose your formal dining area. In this case, we converted the dining room into an open space for entertaining instead. We already had a great eating nook adjacent to the kitchen where the family spent all their meals together. So instead of having a formal dining table that rarely gets used, there’s a grand piano that steals the show. Don’t forget, just because the room isn’t 44  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

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being used the way the builder intended it, doesn’t make it wrong. It makes it yours! You can also add practical sophistication with a mix of old and new. Get rid of your old, stained college futon! Nobody wants to sleep on it anyways. Instead, find unique vintage pieces, so it’s not all big box store finds. By blending these old items with some more contemporary pieces, you’ll make your home feel more curated and expensive! Sophisticated design is easy, but making it practical can seem impossible. Just remember that family-friendly homes require flexibility. I continually remind my clients that how they think a room should function is not always how it works best. Think beyond the traditional uses for rooms, and live your life by a design that suits how you wish to truly live every day. For more photos of these spaces, visit https://bit.ly/2pCRz4k and RebeccaHayDesigns.com Designer Rebecca Hay is principal of Rebecca Hay Designs Inc. Known and celebrated for her design work and appearances on various acclaimed HGTV shows. Rebecca is an active YouTuber. Follow her daily design adventures on Instagram. RebeccaHayDesigns.com


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REAL ESTATE GLOSSARY AdjuSTAbLE-RATE And fixEd RATE moRTgAgES There are generally two types of conventional mortgages – a fixed-rate and an adjustable-rate mortgage. An adjustable-rate mortgage means the interest rate can change over the term of the loan. A fixed-rated mortgage simply means that the interest rate stays the same through the entire term of the mortgage and is “locked in”.

AmoRTizATion This process combines the interest and principal together in an established schedule of payment installments, rather than simply paying off interest at the start, which helps build home equity early on.

ASSESSEd vALuE This is how much a home is worth according to a public tax assessor who makes this determination in order to figure out how much city or state tax the owner owes.

CLoSing Closing refers to the meeting that takes place where the sale of the property is finalized. At the closing, buyers and sellers sign the final documents, and the buyer makes the down payment and pays closing costs. It is advisable to have a lawyer facilitate closing.

Condo ownERShip Condominium ownership is real estate that is independently owned and sellable, but the owners of the individual units also collectively own the common areas, amenities and utilities which are managed collectively by the owners as outlined in the Ontario Condominium Act.

CLoSing CoSTS In addition to the actual price of a home, there are also closing costs, which will typically make up about two to five percent of the purchase price, not including the down payment. Examples of closings costs include the mortgage processing costs, title insurance, and excise tax, and legal fees.

dEbT To SERviCE RATio This amount shows the ratio of your household’s debt payments to gross household income. Banks look at this when assessing how much money to loan you.

fREEhoLd ownERShip Freehold means permanent and absolute tenure of land or property with freedom of full use and control of the land and buildings on it, subject to any rights of the Crown, local land-use bylaws and any other restrictions in place at the time of purchase.

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gRoSS dEbT SERviCE RATio The percentage of your gross monthly income that housing-related payments (mortgage, property taxes and heating) eats up. Depending on your situation, to qualify for a mortgage, your GDSR should be 39 per cent (or less) of your gross monthly income.


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KiWi Condos in Hamilton attraCting gta-based millennials to one of Canada’s fastest-growing real estate markets As downtown Hamilton continues to experience a major urban renewal, Rosehaven Homes’ KiWi Condos is luring GTA-based Millennials seeking affordable homeownership opportunities to the heart of the city’s renaissance corridor. Millennials represent 28 per cent of Hamilton’s population and they have a significant impact on the city’s diversified economy. In fact, it is not only the most diversified municipality and fastest-growing 50  New Home + Condo Guide  |  Oct. 26–Nov. 9, 2019

economy in all of Ontario, but also one of the fastest-growing real estate markets in Canada. In the newly released Q2-2019 Urbanation report, studies found that sales in Hamilton grew almost 150 per cent, and the 905 just set a new record making up 58 per cent of GTA condo sales. The two major drivers contributing to this movement are affordability and accessibility. While the average new condo in the GTA currently sells for $1,291 per square foot,

condo units in the 905 are significantly more affordable at around $740 per square foot. Condo residences at KiWi are priced starting from the mid$300s representing an average of just over $600 per square foot – a real value proposition. “Almost 50 per cent of our buyers are GTA-based Millennials who are simply priced out of Toronto,” says Marco Guglietti, Rosehaven Homes’ President. “They are dynamic and social


young professionals who want to maintain the vibrant urban lifestyle they are accustomed to, and KiWi’s central location not only places them in the core of downtown Hamilton’s iconic arts district, but is accessible to transit which allows them to live outside of Toronto and easily commute to work every day.” KiWi is located just a few blocks south from James St. N., the historic street that birthed the now-famous Art Crawl which on the second Friday of every month draws artists, musicians, entertainers, buskers and off-thewall individualists to a veritable feat of art and creativity. Add an eclectic array of galleries, eateries, bakeries, cafes, boutiques and stores, and you have a booming urban scene offering all of the local amenities Millennials crave, just steps from their door. A magnet for walkers, bikers and commuters, the neighbourhood boasts a 97 Walk Score, 72 Bike Score and 86 Transit Score. The Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) Transit is conveniently located around the corner from the development and the West Harbour GO Station is just up on James St. N. As part of a larger plan to add 84 new weekly train trips across the GTA and Hamilton Area, Metrolinx recently doubled GO service out of West Harbour station making commuting between the two regions easier than ever. The city is the only in Southern Ontario that offers four modes of transport – air, rail, road and port. KiWi was envisioned with the Millennial buyer in mind. Designed by Kirkor Architects, the 14-storey building features a multi-storey podium with retail at grade to further animate life at the street level. Patton Design Studio has appointed the building with contemporary features and

finishes combined with a rich mix of amenities such as a rooftop terrace, social room, state-of-theart fitness centre and yoga studio. Those interested in ownership opportunities should act quickly. Available suite configurations include one-bedroom, one plus den, two-bedroom and two plus den layouts ranging from 540 to 960 sq.ft. Register your interest at kiwicondos.com or visit the sales centre at 212 King William St., Hamilton.

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Kalu Interiors gives expert advice on how to redesign your lower level

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rom a designer’s point of view, basements (or lower levels as we prefer to call them) can be tricky to redesign. However, that was not the case with this project. With soaring nine-ft. ceilings, window/light wells and French doors leading out to the backyard, this space provided us with tons of untapped potential – a designer’s dream! Our task was to double the usable footprint of the home, to meet the homeowners’ dayto-day demands, while being equipped to house overnight guests in comfort and style. This space took on a hotel-chic vibe, with a clean aesthetic, neutral finishes and some indulgent features, too. The client’s wish list for this area was long, and included a home gym, pool table, bar, library, a secondary kitchen, a home theatre, a guest bedroom, two guest bathrooms, a laundry room and last but certainly not least, storage areas! A tall order,

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but nothing Kalu couldn’t handle. For each person, the wish list is different, depending on their lifestyle. What are you currently missing in your home? Once you know what you want, convert that “lower level” into an area that is useful for your lifestyle. The problem with many lower levels is that they’re dark because they are underground with limited light. So, the first step is to brighten things up. Now, resist the urge to paint the walls a bright yellow hue and calling it a day. Find out where the natural light is coming from and amplify it. Artificial lighting is one way, via recessed lighting, light fixtures, sconces and so-forth. But the finishes you choose for the space will also impact its light level. Generally speaking, opt for lighter, brighter and airier colours and glossy/reflective finishes to brighten up a room. Incorporating mirrors into the space will visually double its size and bounce light throughout.

All too often, lower levels become an afterthought. Remember, every square foot in your home is valuable. If you can make your lower level just as valuable as the main level, then you’re not only increasing the livable space, but its resale value, too. To create a harmonious, connected home, show consistency between floors with common elements such as flooring, paint colours, or similar accents in trims, mouldings, cabinets or counters. Show your lower level some love by thinking of it as an extension of the home, rather than a far-off place and a future dumping ground.

Award winning Interior Designers Phyllis Lui and Aleem Kassam are the Principal designer duo for Kalu Interiors. For more than a decade this Vancouver-based design firm has become known and focused on creating thoughtfully curated interiors that enhance and inspire how you live. The firm provides bespoke design services for clientele throughout Canada. kaluinteriors.com

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1 | deSIgN flexIbIlITy • Quartz is available in a variety of colours and styles • Different finishes to choose from including polished, concrete and rough concrete • Consistent colouring from slab to slab • Quartz is quick to install

kitchen or bathroom design? Maybe you have heard about quartz but don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Quartz is quickly becoming the goto product for countertops and backsplashes and it’s not hard to see why. We break down why this surface may work for you.

2 | NONPOROuS – NO SeAlINg ReQuIRed • Prevents absorption of moisture and inhibits the growth of bacteria, mould and mildew • Quartz is incredibly durable and is stain-, scratch- and heat-resistant • This surface is easy to clean and is low maintenance 3 | dIveRSe RANge Of edge PROfIleS, ShAPeS, PATTeRNS, TexTuReS • Quartz is available in a variety of edge profiles including standard eased, bevel, ogee straight, double bevel and miter • Choose from a variety a patterns and textures from classic marbled styles to more modern industrial concrete styles …continued on page 58

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HOT PROPERTIES

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3. klein estates By: Lindvest City: Kleinberg Housing type: Upscale detached homes on 42 and 50 ft. lots lindvest.com

4. Bijou on Bloor By: Plaza City: Toronto Housing type: Condo pureplaza.com

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j. evermore By: Tridel City: Etobicoke in Toronto Housing type: Condo Tridel.com

k. auBerGe on the park By: Tridel City: Toronto Housing type: Condo www.tridel.com/auberge

l. estates of duBerry By: Frontdoor Developments City: Pickering Housing type: Detached homes FrontDoorDev.com

22. st. clair villaGe By: Frontdoor Developments City: Toronto Housing type: Urban semis FrontDoorDev.com

new openinGs a. country lane By: Heathwood Homes City: Whitby Housing type: Detached homes. Models now open Heathwood.com

B. upper valleylands By: Fieldgate Homes City: Brampton Housing type: Semis, single-detached and freehold townhomes from upper $500s fieldgatehomes.com

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Quartz is a great option for homes with busy kitchens that are looking for easy maintenance, and homes that are design driven. Caesarstone Quartz has an unparalleled breadth of finishes and colours – from polished to rugged to concrete to honed – and the depth of colours – from marble-inspired to industrial chic. - Elizabeth Margles, Vice-President, Marketing Caesarstone North America

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Even more porous than granite, so it more readily absorbs liquids • Spills penetrate deep into the stone very quickly and are very hard to get out • Requires regular sealing to protect the surface • Susceptible to scratching • Only good for places that do not get heavy use

gRANITe • Porous, must be properly sealed to avoid stains and sealed on a yearly basis • Can harbour bacteria if not properly sealed • Expensive to buy and install • Not consistent (colours may vary so individual slabs must be selected)

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Limited countertop edge profile options Only choice of square or mitered edge Patterns are printed on top of the surface Difficult/tricky to fabricate and often breaks in fabrication and/or installation

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2. one tWenty condominiums By: Mountainview Homes City: Fonthill Housing type: Condominiums mountainview.com

3. the mcKenzie By: Losani Homes City: Caledonia Housing type: Towns and singles mckenziecaledonia.ca

4. Brant West By: Losani Homes City: Brantford Housing type: Towns and singles brantwest.com

a. lyon’s creeK By: Mountainview Homes City: Niagara Falls Housing type: Semis lyonscreekhomes.com

B. Vista ridge By: Losani Homes City: Beamsville Housing type: Townhomes and detached losanihomes.com

i. saffron estates By: Mountainview Homes City: Fonthill Housing type: Townhomes, detached homes saffronestates.ca

J. simPly grand By: Losani Homes Location: Paris Housing type: semis and singles losanihomes.com

K. Wallaceton By: Heathwood Homes Location: Kitchener Housing type: Towns and detached homes heathwood.com

c. sParroW meadoWs By: Mountainview Homes City: Welland Housing type: Singles and townhomes sparrowmeadows.com

d. lincoln estates By: Losani Homes City: Lincoln Housing type: Single-detached homes losanihomes.com

e. elements 5. the Peninsula By: Losani Homes City: Paris Housing type: Towns, semis and singles parispeninsula.com

By: Mountainview Homes City: St. Catharines Housing type: Luxury oneand two-bedroom condos elementscondo.com

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