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MOVE IN READY!!! 613.454.1797 | 460St-Laurent.com

Q&A WITH LAURA CALDER CHEF, AUTHOR, TV PERSONALITY

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PLATEAU DE LA CAPITALE 25 O. $1 M TOTE/ UPEBA R

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827-835, 883-887, 895-899 boul. du Plateau, Gatineau

25 . $1 O M TO E/ P T U BA RE

Public transit, shops & services, schools, parks & nature trails

TOWNHOME & SEMI-DETACHED

INCLUDES

Rue du Blizzard, rue George-Lebel, rue de la Boussole, Gatineau

3 BEDROOMS starting at $1475/mo. 25 . $1 O M TO E/ P T U BA RE

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Parking & electric fireplace

UP R

NEAR Golf courses, Champlain bridge and francophone & anglophone schools

819.923.1771 | 10 km

Parking & washer/dryer/dishwasher outlets

1 BEDROOM starting at $735/mo. 2 BEDROOMS starting at $900/mo. 3 BEDROOMS starting at $900/mo.

NEAR

STRATUS

INCLUDES

60-108 rue du Stratus, Gatineau

1 BEDROOM starting at $700/mo. 2 BEDROOMS starting at $825/mo. 25 . $1 O M TO E/ UP BAT RE

819.923.1771 | 12 km

INCLUDES

Rue du Shamal, rue des Louveteaux, rue des Scouts, rue du Blizzard

25 . $1 O M TO E/ UP BAT RE

NEAR

2 BEDROOMS starting at 1000/mo. 3 BEDROOMS starting at $1020/mo. $

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Parking & air conditioner

Public transit, Gatineau Park, shops & services

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819.923.1771 | 9 km

UP R

Parking & washer/dryer/dishwasher outlets

NEAR Public transit, Gatineau Park, shops & services

INCLUDES

ARTHURGRAVELINE

Parking, air conditioner & electric fireplace

11-19 rue Arthur-Graveline, Gatineau

2 BEDROOMS starting at $900/mo.

NEAR Golf courses, Champlain bridge, francophone & anglophone schools

G 819.923.1771 | 10 km

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INCLUDES

ZÉNITH 65 rue du Zénith, Gatineau (unit 3)

Heat & hydro, Internet, cable & parking, furnished and equiped

NEAR 2 BEDROOMS starting at $1,600/mo.

25 . $1 O M TO E/ P T U BA RE

DES GRIVES 321-390, 506-524 boul. des Grives, Gatineau

2 BEDROOMS starting at 704/mo. 3 BEDROOMS starting at $850/mo. $

Public transit, francophone & anglophone schools, shops & services

819.923.1771 | 9 km

INCLUDES Parking & electric fireplace

NEAR Public transit, schools, parks, nature trails & cycling paths

819.923.1771 | 9 km

* Certain conditions apply. Offers/prices subject to change without notice. Contact our housing consultants for more information.

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125 boul. Mont-Bleu, 241 boul. Riel et 76, 94 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau

Heat, hot water & 2 appliances (stove, refrigerator)

BACHELOR starting at $499/mo. 1 BEDROOM starting at $649/mo. 2 BEDROOMS starting at $624/mo. 3 BEDROOMS starting at $686/mo.

NEAR Public transit, francophone & anglophone schools, shops & services

819.923.1771 | 9 km

HAUTES-PLAINES 25 . $1 O M TO E/ UP BAT RE

HAUTES-PLAINES 625-635 boul. des Hautes-Plaines, Gatineau

2 BEDROOMS starting at $540/mo.

INCLUDES Parking & washer/dryer outlets

NEAR Public transit, parks, nature trails, cycling paths & golf courses

819.923.1771 | 12 km

CARREFOUR DE L’HÔPITAL 25 . $1 O M TO E/ UP BAT RE

CLÉRICY 11-13 rue de Cléricy, Gatineau

2 BEDROOMS starting at $550/mo. 25 . $1 O M TO E/ UP BAT RE

22 ORLÉANS 22 rue d’Orléans, Gatineau

2 BEDROOMS starting at $575/mo. 3 BEDROOMS starting at $674/mo.

INCLUDES Parking & washer/dryer outlets

NEAR Public transit, francophone & anglophone schools, shops & services

819.923.1771 | 10 km

INCLUDES 2 appliances (stove, refrigerator), heat, hydro, hot water & parking

NEAR Public transit, elementary schools and high schools, shops & services

819.923.1771 | 9 km

GATINEAU EST/CHEVAL BLANC 25 . $1 O M TO E/ P T U BA RE

BERTHE-MORISOT

INCLUDES

Parking & electric fireplace 4, 5, 9, 14, 18, 22, imp. Berthe-Morisot, Gatineau NEAR Shops & services, parks, nature trails 1 BEDROOM starting at $675/mo. & cycling paths $

2 BEDROOMS starting at 700/mo.

819.923.1771 | 21 km

KANATA HUNGERFORD GATES 2000-3000 Hungerford Gates, Kanata

2 BEDROOMS starting at $890/mo.

INCLUDES 2 appliances (stove, refrigerator) & parking

NEAR Canadian Tire Centre, public transit, shops & services

819.923.1771 | 24 km

* Certain conditions apply. Offers/prices subject to change without notice. Contact our housing consultants for more information.

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FEB 17 - MAR 3, 2018 | VOLUME 24 ISSUE 4

CONTENTS

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VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF PUBLISHING OFFICER

Caroline Andrews PUBLISHER & GENERAL MANAGER

Shawn Woodford ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

Anne-Marie Breen DIRECTOR, CONTENT & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Jennifer Reynolds MANAGING EDITOR

Wayne Karl EDITOR

Marlene Eisner ART DIRECTOR

Megan Pike CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

Sonia Bell CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lindsay Foran, Sara Duck REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Paul Bimm paul.bimm@nexthome.ca SALES CO-ORDINATOR

Gary Chilvers

SENIOR MANAGER, DISTRIBUTION

Dwayne Rutherford NATIONAL CIRCULATION MANAGER

John Jenkins MANAGER OF PRODUCTION

Anthony Majetic GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Swinder Jodhka Mike Terentiev

ON THE COVER:

460 ST-LAURENT MOVE IN READY!!! IN EVERY ISSUE

INSPIRATION

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18 Q&A

Editor's Note

22 Index 24 Classifieds 26 What's Online

Laura Calder talks about the Inviting Life

TRENDING

20 New Rental Agreement Ontario introduces new mandatory standard rental lease

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Guide are not responsible for typographical errors, mistakes or misprints. All prices are correct as of press time and are subject to change without notice. E. & O. E. EDITORIAL Submissions from interested parties will be considered. Email to marlene.eisner@ nexthome.ca DISCLAIMER The views and data expressed by

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DISTINCTIVE URBAN LIVING IN THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY 17 ABERDEEN STREET, OTTAWA

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED AT PRESTON AND ABERDEEN, WE ARE MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF DOW'S LAKE AND THE FINEST RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY

Trans-Canada Hwy 417 Queensway

Beech St. Norman St.

Adeline St.

Booth St.

Pamila St.

Bronson Ave. Hwy 79

Preston St.

Rochester St. Hwy 75

Aberdeen St.

Contact our leasing professionals now to book your personal viewing 613.230.1500 management@theadelaide.ca www.theadelaide.ca

• 1 and 2 bedroom suites crafted with high quality design elements • Granite counter tops • (5) appliances • Forced air natural gas heating • Central Air Conditioning • Fitness Facility • Media & Special Events Room • On site Management offering superior Tenant services • Secure underground parking & bicycle storage • 24 hour on-site security & emergency service • Easy access to public transit & Hwy 417

Carling Ave. Queen Elizabeth Dr. Dow's Lake

PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED BY

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EDITOR’S NOTE

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE QUESTIONS When it comes to rentals, we all have questions — from wanting to know about different property management companies and the rules of renting, to leases, sublets and more. Your friends, family and industry professionals can offer anecdotal experiences and insights, but they are not legal experts and don’t always have the right answer. However, someone does. Each province has its own act governing rental and tenancy rules and laws. If you want real answers to your questions, you need to go right to the source: to the governing body. Whether you’ve got a small issue or a very serious problem, it’s likely that you’re not the first person to experience it. In fact, whatever it is, it’s probably covered by your province’s act. If you think you have your own solution, think again. It may not be the legal route to solving your problem. For example – many people think they can withhold rent to get the landlord to fix something. In reality, if you withhold rent, you’re giving the landlord grounds to evict you. Court isn’t the only route. Most residential tenancy acts make it clear what your legal entitlements and remedies are. You can opt for mediation as an intermediary step. Often a quick call or search will help with the answers you need. When it’s time to make a move, let Renters Guide help. Check us out online at NextHome.ca, and get ready to rent your new home!

MARLENE EISNER EDITOR NextHome EMAIL: marlene.eisner@nexthome.ca

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ONLINE: Highrise, lowrise, condo, loft – there are so many different types of apartments out there, when you’re looking to rent, you need to know what you’re looking for. nexthome.ca/what-type

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Parliament Hill Rideau Street North River Rd

Rideau River

Montreal Rd TERRASES GABRIELLE

premium rental apartments ] Indoor ] Fitness

Salt Water Pool Center

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Terrace

Suite Washer and Dryer

] Window ] Strip

Blinds

Hardwood Floors

The perfect Retreat. In the heart of the city.

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YOU CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME WHEN YOU LIVE AT WILLIAM’S COURT - LUXURY APARTMENTS IN KANATA

YOU CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME WHEN YOU LIVE AT WILLIAM’S COURT - LUXURY APARTMENTS IN KANATA

RENT A NEW APARTMENT TODAY

IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY RENT A NEW AVAILABLE APARTMENT TODAY IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT’S INCLUDED STARTING FROM $1300/MONTH YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT’S INCLUDED STARTING FROM $1300/MONTH HEATING / AIR CONDITIONING / HOT WATER 6 STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES LAUNDRY HEATINGIN-SUITE / AIR CONDITIONING / HOT WATER 69 STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES FOOT CEILINGS IN-SUITE LAUNDRY STORAGE & BICYCLE LOCKERS 9 FOOT CEILINGS INDOOR SALTWATER POOL STORAGE & BICYCLE LOCKERS STAFFED FITNESS CENTRE INDOOR SALTWATER POOL PUBLIC TERRACE BARBECUES STAFFED FITNESS CENTRE CLUBHOUSE LOUNGE PUBLIC TERRACE BARBECUES GAZEBO GARDEN CLUBHOUSE LOUNGE LAKES & TRAILS GAZEBO GARDEN SOCIAL ROOM LAKES & TRAILS SOCIAL ROOM

NEED TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT? NEED TO SEE IT TOMODEL BELIEVE SUITES IT? COME TOUR 5 FURNISHED

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CALL TODAY: 613.435.4950 CALL TODAY: 613.663.1840 WilliamsCourt.com WilliamsCourt.com LUXURYLU A XP U A RRYT M EA NRTTSM E N T S AP

LEASING CENTRE Mon-Fri 9AM -5-5 PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-6PM. After hours by appointment. LEASING CENTRE Mon-Fri 9AM PM, Sat-Sun 10AM-6PM. After hours by appointment. SuiteSuite 105,105, 1203 Maritime Way, WilliamsCourt.com 1203 Maritime Way,Kanata Kanata || 613.435.4950 613.435.4950 || WilliamsCourt.com

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• Great neighbourhood • Laundry & appliances included • Secured entry • Close to all amenities & schools • Excellent live in management team

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Bachelors from $895 (Inclusive) Junior from $995 (Inclusive) 1 Bedrooms from $1045 (Inclusive) 2 Bedrooms from $1145 (Inclusive) 2 Bedrooms Deluxe from $1495 (Inclusive)

www.panoramicproperties.ca info@panoramicproperties.ca *Prices, specifications and availabilty subject to change without notice. E&O.E.   9

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L ' A V A N TA G E SUITES

Large 2 bedroom/2 bathroom rental suites within walking distance of CHEO and the General Hospital from $1,725 per month Upscale building in unbeatable location in vibrant neighborhood close to transportation, restaurants, shopping and schools. Choose from four distinctive models. • Walk to work! Ideal for Ottawa U medical school students, medical residents and doctors from overseas • Premium finishes • Fitness room

• Large windows, wonderful views • Five appliances • In-suite washer/dryer • Underground parking • Air conditioning

General Hospital

Call for suite availability or go online:

INFORMATION: 613-979-8055

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From elegant suites in prestigious high-rise towers to family friendly townhomes, we offer a rental community that is perfect for you and your family! Lord Halifax Place - Ottawa South

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites & Garden Homes Starting from $1,055/month - Utilities included! • Close to shopping & transportation • Updated suites with 4 new appliances, including microwave! • 24 hour emergency service & on-site Superintendent • Indoor & outdoor parking • Spectacular indoor pool

Regency Court - Ottawa South

1 & 2 Bedroom Suites, 2 & 3 Bedroom Towns Starting from $900/month - Towns $1,400/month • Close to shopping & transportation • 24 hour emergency service & on-site Superintendent • Indoor & outdoor parking • Outdoor swimming pool & children’s play area • Storage lockers and laundry facilities

Canterbury Square

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites Starting from $825/month - Heat & hot water included!

Ottawa South Rental Information 2209 Arch Street, 2nd floor 613-733-4077

Seigniory - Downtown Ottawa

Recently renovated 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites Starting from $1,090/month • Heat & hot water included (hydro extra) • Updated amenity spaces; fitness room & party room • Updated kitchens with stainless steel appliances & granite • 24 hour emergency service & on-site Superintendent • Underground parking & doorman on duty 7-days a week

Downtown Rental Information 211 Wurtemburg Street 613-789-3805

Watergate - Downtown Ottawa

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites Starting from $1,200/month - Utilities included!

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE

+MORE PHOTOS AND STATS ONLINE: nexthome.ca/sandy-hill

SANDY HILL GO FOR A STROLL

LINDSAY FORAN

Sandy Hill, one of Ottawa’s oldest suburbs, is bordered by the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River, with Rideau Street and the Byward Market area to the north, respectively, and Hwy. 417 to the south. This expansive neighbourhood is best known for its proximity to the University of Ottawa as well as its many steep hills – which make walking around this neighbourhood a workout! Sandy Hill is a neighbourhood where you will quickly begin to

recognize faces, where neighbours watch out for one another, and where people are found to bike or walk most of the time. This area was once one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Ottawa, and still boasts expansive mansions, but now they’re primarily home to university students. The further you get from campus, the more common it is to find more young families, older couples, and large embassies. Shops and restaurants are aimed at students’ needs. Coffee here is cheap, and not surprisingly, the beer is even cheaper! Affluent residents won’t be found biting into a burger at the local Royal Oak. Hwy. 417 is within blocks, offering quick and easy access to

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME

FAST FACTS

$81,914

the rest of the city. There is a bus route that travels throughout the neighbourhood. You can hop on at one end of Sandy Hill, take the bus up the large hill on Somerset St., and then hop off at the top. Perfect for all us lazy folks too sleepy in the morning to climb that hill! This area is full of mature trees, steps from the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River, and the homes are historic, the streets quaint. What more could you ask for?

Lindsay has lived in the Ottawa/ Gatineau area her whole life. When she’s not touring the city in search of the hottest new neighbourhood spots, she’s busy writing fiction and enjoying life with her husband and two dogs. lindsay_foran01@hotmail.com

ON TAP

OWN VS. RENT

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FAMILY STRUCTURE

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Island Park Towers Come for the View Stay for the Lifestyle A beautiful location off the Western Parkway. Breathtaking views of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills. Access to Ottawa’s best bicycle paths. Enjoy the professionally landscaped grounds.

• Freshly decorated bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites • Suites feature hardwood flooring (parquet), appliances, individual heat control. A variety of well designed, spacious plans to choose from.

• The buildings are centrally air-conditioned, and are equipped with security intercom systems. • There is a Tuck Shop, beauty salon, laundry facilities, indoor and outdoor parking on the premises. We are minutes from the Transit Way.

(613) 729-4347 Suite 100, 185 Clearview Avenue Rentcanada.ca/ipt Monday to Thursday 10:30AM to 6:30PM. Friday & Saturday 11AM to 4PM. Evenings and Saturdays by Appointment

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Montfort Manor 550 Lang’s Road, Ottawa (Beside The Montfort Hospital) Bachelors starting at $875.00 2 bedrooms starting at $1200.00 1 bedrooms starting at $1025.00 • Bachelors, 1 & 2 bedroom suites • Private balconies • Parquet flooring • Laundry • Exercise facility • Lobby watch system • Onsite management • Underground parking • Close to shopping, schools & transportation routes

Call 613-741-0623

*** all promo’s are based on signing and completing a 12 month term

For rental inquiries at River Club please email us at riverclub@qresidential.ca and for Montfort Manor at montfortmanor@qresidential.ca

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FOR UPON MOVE IN

Capital Towers

ENDS FEB 28, 2018

1240 & 1244 Donald Street, Ottawa 1 Bed plus Den-FROM $1,000.00 2 Bedroom-FROM $1125.00

2 Bed plus Den-FROM $1250.00 3 Bedroom $1350.00

• New corridors • All new lobbies • Exercise room • 24 hour laundry rooms • Outdoor pool, tennis court • Outdoor & underground parking • Short walk to grocery stores, fast food & restaurants, St. Laurent Mall, bus lines & parks

Call 613-744-0283 capitaltowersleasing@qresidential.ca www.capitaltowersottawa.ca

*plus hydro **on select units for a limited time *** all promo’s are based on signing and completing a 12 month term

For rental inquiries at Lancaster Apartments please email us at lancaster@qresidential.ca For Habitat du Lac Leamy email us at habitatdulacleamy@qresidential.ca For Capital Towers email us at capitaltowersleasing@qresidential.ca

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COVER STORY

+ LOCATION Rockcliffe PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Brigil APARTMENT 460 St-Laurent Apogee HOME TYPE Apartment suites

LEASING OFFICE 460 St. Laurent Blvd. CONTACT 613.454.1797 460st-laurent.com

BRIGIL: THE 460 GRAND OPENING: LUXURY LIVING FOR ALL After more than 20 years of research, development, consumer needs anticipation and an investment of more than $60 million, which created 200 jobs, 460 St-Laurent Apogee hotelinspired luxury condo by Brigil officially opened on Sept. 26, 2017. Located at 460 St. Laurent Blvd., Brigil’s The 460 St-Laurent Apogee is a fine balance between modern world luxuries and traditional, comfortable home values. The 460 St-Laurent Apogee is the epitome of resort living. The 460 St-Laurent Apogee offers luxurious suites located in a unique and vibrant living environment. Enhanced by five-star services and amenities, active people from all walks of life receive the best that life has to offer. Imagine an autumn stroll, surrounded by nature, complemented by a training session in the gym and finished

off by a restorative massage. Imagine a glass of champagne with that special person in the 5 à 7 – a relaxation salon in the Panoramic Lounge – sitting down to dinner at the chic Clair de Lune restaurant, topped off by a night at the theatre. The 460 St-Laurent Apogee boasts 9,000 sq. ft. of common areas, a sophisticated security system, a hair and beauty salon, a medical clinic, a cafe and a Panoramic Lounge on the top floor, where you will also find a pool, spa, massage room, gym, movie theatre, a dining room, a fine restaurant and a relaxation salon. The 460 is more than just a home, it is hotel luxury living. “We had promised an extraordinary concept, and we have delivered,” proclaims Gilles Desjardins, president and founder of Brigil. “The people who chose the 460 St-Laurent Apogee will

improve their quality of life, and will have the luxury of spoiling themselves, and of being spoiled, every day of the year.” The 460 St-Laurent Apogee is the centrepiece of the Apogee Brigil series. For Gilles Desjardins, this new showpiece is further proof that it’s possible to realize your dreams, project after project. Many Apogee concepts will come to fruition over the next few months and years in the National Capital Region: the 121 Parkdale, Baseline, Kanata Lake, Center, Petries, the Colombia, the Ambassade Champlain, Horizon and Lucerne. For more information, please contact the rental office at 613.454.1797 or 613.454.1596. It is open Monday to Thursday from noon to 6pm; Friday noon to 5pm; weekends 11am to 5pm. You can visit online at 460st-laurent.com.

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River Club 190 Lees Avenue, Ottawa Starting at 1 Bedroom $999 • 2 Bedroom $1399 • • • • • • • •

1 & 2 bedroom suites Exercise facility with indoor pool/sauna Squash & tennis courts Air conditioning Dishwashers Indoor parking Close to OC Transpo Walking distance to University of Ottawa

Call 613-565-9552

*** all promo’s are based on signing and completing a 12 month term

Habitat du Lac Leamy 42, 44 & 46 rue Bedard, Gatineau Bachelor starting at $650 1 Bedroom starting at $750 2 Bedroom starting at $850 • • • • • •

Studio, 1 & 2 bedroom suites Utilities included Laundry Fridge & stove incl. Adjacent to the Gatineau National Park Close to shopping, schools, hospitals & transportation routes • 5 minutes from CGEP

Call 819-776-1112

*** all promo’s are based on signing and completing a 12 month term

For rental inquiries at River Club please email us at riverclub@qresidential.ca and for Montfort Manor at montfortmanor@qresidential.ca

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INSPIRATION | Q&A

Chef, author and TV personality Laura Calder’s new book The Inviting Life, is an inspirational guide to homemaking and hosting in the millennium. Recently, I caught up with her to discuss everything from budget-hosting tips to her favourite kitchen items.

Why were you inspired to write The Inviting Life and not another cookbook?

LAURA CALDER’S

Invıtıng LIFE by SARA DUCK

Food has always been about the context for me. In my cookbooks, you’ll find a lot of looping in and around the recipes in search of the greater value of good eating, its civilizing effects, and so on. I’d reached a point where I wanted to get the recipes out of my way so I could explore those broader areas more deeply and articulate my philosophy. What does The Inviting Life mean to you? It’s about the value of making a welcome home for ourselves and others, of seeing home not just as a place where we lock ourselves away, but as a place we can open up and use for the greater good.

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You like the idea of approaching decorating the same way French women dress, “effortless, unselfconscious with individual flair.” How can homeowners find their home style?

Do you have a fail-safe recipe?

Being sensitive to what truly lights us up on the inside is important - and can save us a lot of money. When we choose the things that delight us every time, we build an environment around ourselves that’s a true reflection of who we are. The other thing is not to copy. Take ideas and inspiration, of course, but we should always make things our own in the end.

How can everyone get into the “home-cooking habit” and build a cooking repertoire?

As a chef, what is your ideal kitchen look and layout? I need a clean kitchen, but otherwise, I’ve learned to be fairly flexible because I’ve moved around a lot. I dislike sterility in kitchens, preferring them to feel like rooms, which is why I like a lot of things in view, rather than hidden away in cupboards baskets of onions, pots hanging on hooks, that sort of thing. I think I also prefer kitchens that aren’t too, too big. Otherwise, it’s like jogging around a track just trying to make a cake. A galley kitchen or basic U-shape have always worked best for me. When it comes to whipping up your fabulous fare, what are your essential kitchen items? A microplane grater is something I don’t know how I ever lived without. It’s in my hands several times a day, for everything from citrus zests to Parmesan to nutmeg to garlic. I’m also very keen on my Korean mortar and pestle. It’s unlike any other I’ve tried. The inside has sharp ridges that will turn things like peanuts into butter in a matter of seconds. I got mine in Korea, and I cannot fathom why they’re not for sale here on every corner.

Tarragon chicken is fast, elegant and loved by basically everybody. That and some green beans with toasted almonds, and dinner is done.

We all learn by doing, and so the main thing is to do it. Force yourself to buy raw ingredients rather than ready-made things, and it will get you started. My husband’s daughter used to come over here, open the fridge, and say, “There’s nothing to eat!” Twenty minutes later there’d be a frittata and a salad on the table, and she’d be saying, “Where’d this come from?” Now, when she sees nothing but ingredients, she’s more likely to recognize the possibilities in them. What are your best budgethosting tips? People should be generous according to their means and not stress about trying to match, dollar to dollar (what the Jones’ might have done). If you’re going to make something cheap and cheerful, you can always manage expectations by announcing the fact right at the invitation: “Come for a bowl of chili on Friday!” or “Pancake breakfast Sunday at 10!” Picnics are a great way to bring people together, too, without having to blow the account. It’s potluck with a bit of romance: everyone contributes, and you can eat on blankets on the lawn (or even on the floor, if you’re indoors). BYOB, of course. How can hosts get out of the kitchen and mingle more with guests? Unless you have a brigade of staff, there’s one way, and that’s by having things ready in advance with only minimal last-minute touches required.

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can (and cannot) be included in a lease. For example, landlords cannot ban guests or pets, require post-dated cheques or stipulate the landlord can give a tenant notice that they have to leave at any time. There is a section at the end of the new lease that allows a landlord to attach a document with additional terms not already in the lease, but a tenant still should not be paying damage deposits, more than one month’s rent in advance, interest on arrears or penalties on missed rental payments, and they shouldn’t be expected to waive their liability or their landlord’s liability for maintenance and repair issues. Leases that have been signed before April 30 are still in effect and enforceable, as long as it is consistent with the Residential Tenancies Act. With new leases

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