Page 1








communities F R E E s umme r 2013

inside this issue

Janette Ewen’s outdoor party planning tips

LC_Cvr_Summer 2013_FIN.indd 1

Create a personalized backyard oasis

Travel hotspot: Bal HarboUr, Florida

6/10/13 3:19:41 PM

BP2013 NH&C Ad1:Layout 1


11:10 AM

Page 1

Great Friends, Wonderful Recreation, Fabulous Shopping, Quality Homes

UNBEATABLE You can’t beat the new home value at Baldwin Place. Onsite fully-equipped recreation centre, all major shopping and extensive medical facilities right in town. Come and see for yourself why Baldwin Place is so popular with retirees of all ages.

All brick, freehold homes with $30 monthly association fee from The Other GTA


incl hst

3 Esseltine Drive,Tillsonburg, 1-800-265-5709

Visit us at: Model Home Hours: Open Monday through Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm. Fridays & Holidays by appointment only. E.& O.E. Prices & Specifications are subject to change without notice.

002-Tillsonburg-Baldwin 06-2013.indd 1

6/10/13 2:53:00 PM





EXPERIENCE CENTRE 2167 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke

Legion Rd.

Grand Ave.

A great selection of suites still available. Immerse yourself in the luxury of one of Etobicoke’s final urban waterfront settings.



Always home.

Mon. – Thurs. 12pm – 6pm Weekends & Holidays 12pm – 5pm Closed Fridays 416.495.3544


* Prices, specifications and promotions are subject to change without notice. Renderings are artist’s concept and images are for mood and impression only. E.&O.E. June 2013. 21556

MONH 21556 Lago Lifestyle Communities Ad June 13 V2.indd 1 003-Monarch-Epicurean 06-2013.indd 1

13-06-07 1:38 PM 6/10/13 2:53:04 PM

The Welland (Rosehaven Homes)



osehaven Homes and Homes by DeSantis invite you to celebrate the official Grand Opening of seven stunning Model Homes At Lyon’s Creek in Chippawa on Saturday, June 22nd at 12 noon. Visitors can enter to win a Vineland Estates Getaway including dinner for two, Wine tour and $100 Gift card.

Touring the Model Homes, it’s easy to see why the designs at Lyon’s Creek are proving to be real showstoppers. Those who fall in love with the Welland 3,244 sq. ft model home, will be thrilled to discover it’s offered for an affordable $403,990 as one of Rosehaven’s brand new release of 14 additional 50’ detached two-storey and bungalow lots. The popular Chippawa II bungalow, very similar to the model available to tour, is another crowd pleaser. Freehold 35 ft. WIDE town home bungalows with loft up to 2,728 sq. ft. with double car garages are also available from the low $300’s. At Lyon’s Creek, buyers who appreciate over 50 years of building experience in homes with only the finest features and finishes, will be impressed with Homes by DeSantis’ offering of stunning designs starting from the mid $2001s. Purchasers looking for bungalows will discover a selection of designs from 1,200 - 1,788 sq. ft. Tour the innovative 2,588 sq. ft. Berkshire Bungalow with loft boasting a soaring 17’ ceiling in the Great Room that sets off the open concept design from an incredible $359,900. Magnificent detached two-storey homes up to 2,926 sq. ft. are set on spacious 45’ lots. A wide range of semidetached homes are available to choose from, including Bungalow, Bungalow with loft and Two-Storey designs. Lyon’s Creek is near everything that makes the Niagara 4 Lifestyle Communities | summer 2013

004-Rosehaven Adv 06-2013.indd 4

lifestyle so appealing. Whether it’s touring the wineries and festivals, enjoying world-class attractions and casinos, hiking, biking, boating, golfing and more, Lyon’s Creek in historic Chippawa is ideal for your new vibrant lifestyle. With the excitement of Niagara Falls so close, the Lyon’s Creek community, situated just south of the Welland River is by far the more sought-after residential area just minutes away from shopping, schools, golf course, sports facilities, park and the harbour. Six detached models and one townhome will be ready for viewing on Saturday June 22nd located on Mann Street, off Sodom Rd, just south of Lyon’s Creek Road. Full contest details are available at the Presentation Centres. Ballots must be filled out on Saturday June 22nd to be entered. Visit for more info.

The Berkshire (Homes by DeSantis)


6/10/13 5:28:48 PM

Live the Niagara


MoDel hoMe GraND oPeNiNG - JuNe 22ND at 12PM Get more out of life when you own at Lyon’s Creek in the fabulous Niagara region with so much to see and do. Tour the wineries, visit the sights, golf, boat, hike and more. You’ll wonder why you didn’t move to Lyon’s Creek sooner. McLeod Rd.

To Falls

Marineland Pkwy


s Lyonk Rd. Cree Mann St.

Sodom Rd.

St. Main P o






Fort Erie

50’ & 45’ Detached, Semis & Townes starting from the mid $200’s. Visit us online to see our fabulous two storey and bungalow/bungalow loft designs at PluS, eNter to

WiN *

a one-night getaway package at Vineland estates including dinner for two, B&B accomodation plus breakfast, wine tour and $100 gift card!

Ballots available at the Presentation centres & must be filled out on June 22nd to be entered.

SaleS office hourS:

Mon - Wed: 2pm - 7pm; Sat, Sun & hol. 11am - 5pm Presentation centres and Model homes on Mann St. off Sodom rd. just south of lyon’s creek rd.

* Full Contest details available at sales office. Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. E. & O.E. Prices quoted are in $ thousands.

005-Rosehaven 06-2013.indd 5


6/10/13 2:53:16 PM

e d i t o r ’s n o t e



eal estate is all about location, location, location. We’ve all heard this adage many times before. And since it’s one of the biggest considerations you’re likely to face when choosing your next place to call home, what are the critical things to consider when selecting a location?

There are so many personal variables, and ultimately it’s really up to you to decide what location means to you. When we reach a period in our lives when we no longer need to be close to work or schools, our location requirements change dramatically. For example, if it’s just as important for you to be close to the airport as it is to the highway, for easy travel, then look for a location that offers a balance of both. If you own a car, but want to use public transportation whenever possible to save on parking and gas, look for a location well-connected to a mass transit system. If you’re a walker, proximity to amenities should be a definite consideration – doing errands such as grocery shopping and banking on foot has many health benefits and gives you a chance to meet your neighbours and discover new places. Don’t let the cost of a home solely dictate your choice of location. Make a list of your personal priorities first and then take the time to assess each location for its merits and weigh your options. Unlike paint and décor, location is the one thing that you cannot change easily, so it’s important to choose wisely. This issue is full of new and upcoming lifestyle communities for those looking for a new location and lifestyle to help fulfill their life’s new direction and opportunities. We hope you will take us along for the ride, and let us know what location you’ve chosen to call home, and why you love it. It’s our desire to make your buying experience a positive one.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Wall2Wall Media Email: Follow me on Twitter @SusanLegge


006 EditorsPage.indd 6

6/10/13 5:21:29 PM



2-Storey Freehold Executive Towns Located near 50 Point Conservation Area Priced from the mid



Up to 1,615 sq ft.



$5000 In designer dollars & receive a $2,000 appliance credit* Choose from: Granite Countertops, Hardwood, Upgraded Cabinets, Gas Fireplace, Oak or Maple Staircase...And more!

Town living has never been this good! Lake Ontario Olive St.

N Service Roa


Grimsby Beach

Lake St. N Service Road


King Street

Ontario St.

H Main Street

Barlett Ave.


Christie St.

To Toronto

To Niagara

Exit at Bartlett Ave., Grimsby

007-Bucci-Bliss 04-13-13.indd 7

Kathie Pillar, Sales Representative • Toll Free: 1-800-290-0163 • Site: 905-332-1656 *Limited time offer subject to change without notice E&O.E

SALE OFFICE HOURS Mon. – Thur. 2-7pm Friday by appointment Sat. & Sun. 12-6pm 7

6/10/13 2:53:46 PM

contents SUMMER 2013



lifestyle 10 Designer tips

Janette Ewen’s tips for entertaining al fresco by Sara Duck

15 Scrumpdilyicious

Chef Mark McEwan’s black bean salad recipe

19 Travel

Bal Harbour, Florida by Sara Duck

24 Marketplace

Create a backyard oasis by Sara Duck

008-009 Lifestyles TOC-June 2013.indd 2

6/10/13 5:21:38 PM

communities vice-president, wall2wall media

Jacqueline Hill

associate publisher

Susan Maxwell

editor-in-chief, wall2wall Media

Susan Legge art director

Daiana Garay Managing Editor

Sara Duck

senior account executive

Nina Downs

Sales & Marketing Co-ordinators

Jennifer Bistron

administrative assistants

Antoinette Jackson


Manager of production

Bala Gnanapandithan production co-ordinator

Mohammad Haidarpour graphic designer

Viosa Barileva Published by

Wall2Wall Media is a trademark of Yellow Pages Group Co. in Canada.

#500-401 The West Mall Etobicoke, ON M9C 5J5 T 416.626.4200 F 416.784.5867 For advertising inquiries please call 416.626.4200 or email:



Susan Maxwell Nina Downs

Circulation: Available throughout the Greater Toronto Area & Southwestern Ontario in select street boxes and retail outlets such as select Shoppers Drug Mart, grocery stores, Canadian Tire, banks/financial institutions and real estate offices.

featured communities 2&21 Tillsonburg Developments Baldwin Place

1,3, Monarch 22&23 The Epicurean 4&5 Rosehaven Homes Multi-site

7 Bucci

The Villages of Brantwell

008-009 Lifestyles TOC-June 2013.indd 3

12-14 Augustine Group Port Place

16-18 Geranium Homes

Village at Sally Creek

28&29 Plaza Premium Lounge 30&32 Sifton

RiverBend Golf Community

Terms: Advertisers, editorial and Lifestyle Communities/New Home and Condo 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. Please submit to the address above, to the attention of the Editor. Copyright 2013: All

rights reserved by Lifestyle Communities/New Home and Condo Guide, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Reproduction in any form is prohibited. Contents of this publication are covered by Copyright and offenders will be prosecuted under the law.

6/10/13 5:21:46 PM



Al Fresco Celebrate the long, warm, summer nights by entertaining outside. interior stylist and TV personality Janette Ewen gives you advice on throwing the perfect outdoor party. by SARA DUCK photos by TEDDY CHAU

This lantern keeps the mosquitos away and looks great too!

What are some factors to consider when throwing an outdoor party? When planning an outdoor event, choose an underlying theme and let it guide your dĂŠcor, activity, food and beverage choices (maybe even your attire). It will help you focus when making decisions on party elements. Hot themes for summer 2013 include Palm Springs in the 1960s (play croquet, decorate with a Pucci-inspired colour palette, serve retro-inspired drinks in kitschy glassware). A Great Gatsbyinspired garden party (think about making this one a costume party) is also hot for summer. How can you prep your outdoor space for the party? Give your space a quick power wash and clean up any debris. Also, make sure hedges are trimmed back and get rid of any still water. I also like to make sure

10 LifESTyLE CommuNiTiES | SummEr 2013

010-011 Janette Ewen.indd 10

6/10/13 5:22:02 PM

Make sure you leave clear, well-lit pathways between the rooms. I like to set up several drinks and snack stations so the flow of guests keeps moving and doesn’t get stuck in the dining area. What are your top tips and tricks for decorating for an outdoor party on a budget? Think about creating summer centrepieces that incorporate a little rustic charm. Run vintage wine crates down the centre of a table and fill with seasonal fruit (peaches, apples) place flowers in a varying size of tin cans (labels removed) or vintage tea tins and scatter them among the crates. The look is whimsical, rustic and affordable! For an evening centrepiece, place tall (clear) glass bottles with taper candles down the centre of a table, keep the look casual and non-static by staggering the bottles (don’t make them all in one straight line). How can you be the perfect host all night while still enjoying the party? Don’t stress! A summer party is all about relaxation. The most important element of a party is a host who expects to have a good time. Let everyone help. The best part of summer entertaining is that it is almost always informal. Your friends are resources – do you have a friend who can mix a mean cocktail? Perhaps someone knows some great magic tricks (perfect to keep the guests amused while you clean up). Use your friends – by assigning one small task to each you will free yourself up for your most important role – the host! What are some extra special touches the host can provide for guests? Welcome your guests with a signature cocktail. Fill a large wine glass with Prosecco (as yummy as champagne but less expensive) and place a fruit-flavored Popsicle in each. The presentation looks amazing and the Popsicle keeps the Prosecco ice-cold. Guests can either dip their Popsicle and sip their drink or let the Popsicle melt and enjoy.

my pathways and patio are well lit. Use LED lanterns in combination with OFF! PowerPad Lamps, this way your outdoor space will be well lit, stylish and keep mosquitos away. You can pick up the OFF! PowerPad Lamps from your local Canadian Tire for $13. How can you arrange outdoor furniture to encourage a comfortable party, yet room for guests to mingle and enjoy food and drinks? Think about creating designated “rooms” in your outdoor space – living, dining and relaxing. Clearly define the rooms by using outdoor rugs, planters and sculpture.

What are your favourite shops to hit when preparing for an outdoor party? HomeSense and The Great Canadian SuperStore are great spots to pick up décor and entertaining must-haves. When I’m on a budget, I always pop into Dollarama for affordable outdoor toys and treats for the kids.

As a leading lifestyle expert in Canada for more than a decade, Janette Ewen is known for her creative and budgetfriendly approach to design, decorating, entertaining and fashion. She is also a seasoned TV personality and favorite with viewers across North America. Visit

summer 2013 | Lifestyle Communities 11

010-011 Janette Ewen.indd 11

6/10/13 5:22:15 PM






TILL-POR-A-AD-LIFESTYLE-15X10-MAY21-1.indd 1 012-013 Augustine-Port Place 06-2013.indd 12

13-05-21 2:47 PM 6/10/13 2:53:52 PM

*For a lim w


1 2:47 PM


Whether you’ve lived in Port Dalhousie for much of your life… or whether you’ve always wanted to live in this kind of waterfront location, Port Place offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a carefree condominium lifestyle like no other!




SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME BONUS OFFER: Reduced prices for next 20 12 purchasers only.

Sales Centre Hours: Monday to Friday: 1pm to 7pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 5pm *For a limited time only, the Port Dalhousie Marina is offering a special bonus for boaters with ONE YEAR’S FREE BOAT SLIP & STORAGE – valued at $5,000 – to purchasers at Port Place who wish to berth their pleasure boat just steps from their new home. Talk to a Sales Rep for complete details. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. E.&O.E.

TILL-POR-A-AD-LIFESTYLE-15X10-MAY21-1.indd 2 012-013 Augustine-Port Place 06-2013.indd 13


13-05-21 2:47 PM 6/10/13 2:53:53 PM

Port Place makes a splash in Port Dalhousie with ambitious waterfront project


ort Place has made a splash in St. Catharines with its plans for this state-of-the-art, 17-storey condominium tower that will forever change the Port Dalhousie skyline. Over the next two years, developers of Port Place will initiate a transformation of this popular summer locale on the Lake Ontario shore with an ambitious mixed-used waterfront development that will preserve key heritage elements while adding upscale condo suites, 36,000 square feet of ground level commercial space, a theatre and a boutique hotel. At the heart of the development will be a public square surrounded by shops, outdoor patios and a mix of restaurants to energize the waterfront. In winter, the square will provide an outdoor skating rink. The ground level of the tower will be a collection of retail stores, restaurants, and services complementing the beach, boutique shops, cafes and activities that already exist, with a suite of professional offices on the second storey accessible by elevator. Also just released are 15 Harbour Lofts, which sit atop the commercial space and have prime views. They’ll be joined to the tower by a glass bridge. Port Place will introduce residential units to the waterfront, while the theatre, hotel and commercial space will draw patrons to boost the local economy. The project will be an asset for the community, says Brian Tilley, vice-president of sales and marketing for The Augustine Group. “It really will become a year-round destination.” Another component of the Port Place development – a 103-room boutique hotel – is on the brink of being sold to a major name in the hotel and hospitality industry. The hotel will also run the project’s 400-seat world-class theatre. The hotel will incorporate the preserved facade of the Austin Hotel, a tiny 1845 stone jail that is one of the oldest in Canada, and the Lakeside Hotel, officially designated as a heritage building. Sales are at 30 per cent for the 80 condo units in the tower, with prices ranging from $297,990 for a 565-square-foot suite to $3 million for a 3,000- square-foot penthouse. Average suite size will be 1,100 square feet with average prices of about $500,000. With the retail space sold, reduced pricing is being

14 Lifestyle Communities | summer 2013

014-Augustine Adv 04-2013.indd 14

offered for a limited time on 20 suites to secure the final stage of financing. Only a few remaining sales are needed and then construction can begin with a completion date just in time for the 2015 Pan Am games and the rowing competitions that will take place on the neighbouring Henley course. “It’s waterfront pricing and there’s not much waterfront available in the Golden Horseshoe,” points out Brian Tilley, vice president of sales and marketing. “You’d pay twice the price for the Toronto waterfront.” With experience in the construction industry totaling more than 50 years, the diverse team behind this project includes Derek Martin with 20+ years’ experience in heavy civil construction and other major projects, including the bobsled track for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, B.C.; Harvard-trained architect Michael Kirkland of Toronto’s Kirkland Partnership to design the tower, which offers expanses of glass and large balconies; and Toronto designer Alex Chapman of Union31 to design the suites and common areas as well as the onsite model suite, a showpiece of the level of luxury living that awaits. Toronto is just an hour away by car—or 30 minutes by boat — and the Buffalo international airport is a 30-minute drive. Being in the heart of Niagara, wine country is also minutes away, and golf courses are found in every direction. Whether you’ve lived in Port Dalhousie for much of your life… or whether you’ve always wanted to live in waterfront location, Port Place offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a carefree condominium lifestyle like no other. Site: Port Place Location: Port Dalhousie Condos: 565-3,000 sq.ft. Price: $297,990+ Occupancy: Summer 2015 Contact: 905-902-6689 or Website:


6/10/13 2:54:01 PM





certainly knows his way around a kitchen. He has cooked for Pope John Paul II, has hosted several Food Network programs, opened four successful restaurants, and has had a gourmet food store, aptly named McEwan, at The Shops at Don Mills, since 2009. With 35-plus years in the culinary industry, McEwan is also into his third season as head judge on Top Chef Canada. Here is Mark’s very own black bean salad recipe.



Black bean salad

INGREDIENTS › 2 tbsp fresh lime juice › 1 tbsp white wine vinegar › 1 tbsp honey › ½ small jalapeno, seeded, deveined and chopped › ½ tsp fine grain sea salt › 1 small garlic clove › ½ tsp mustard › ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

› 2-3 big handfuls baby arugula (or other salad greens), well washed and dried › 3 cups cooked black beans › ¼ cup feta, crumbled › ½ cup tomatoes, diced › ⅓ cup grape tomatoes, halved

DRESSING Combine the lime juice, vinegar, honey, jalapeno, salt, garlic and mustard, and purée in a blender or food processor. Add the olive oil and purée until fully combined. Taste and add extra salt, honey or vinegar if needed and set aside.

METHOD Toss the greens in a light coating of the dressing and arrange on a plate. Then toss the beans, tomatoes and half the amount of almonds with a generous splash of the dressing and arrange on top of the greens. Finish by sprinkling with the remaining almonds and crumbled feta cheese.


015- Mark McEwan_BlackBeanSalad.indd 15

6/10/13 5:22:22 PM

Every Day is a Great Day

at Woodstock’s Sally Creek!



Sizes, prices and specifications are correct at press time and subject to change without notice. All illustrations are artistʼs concept. The ENERGY STAR® WQ-1184 NHG SWO DPS June 4th, 13.indd 1 016-017 Geranium 06-2013.indd 1

6/10/13 2:54:04 PM


From your gourmet kitchen comes the sounds of rattling pots and pans as your man plans this evening’s dinner party with your new neighbours. One cooking class at the Sally Creek Rec Centre and he’s gone from burgers on the barbecue to chateaubriand with seasonal vegetables bought just this morning from the Woodstock Farmer’s Market. You chuckle to yourself as you think, it almost looks like he knows what he’s doing. Oh well, even if he doesn’t there’s always dinner on the patio at the Sally Creek Bistro. The Village at Sally Creek is about more than just great golf — it’s about right sizing your lifestyle while enjoying the very best in four season living in a neighbourhood that has it all!

Sem mi-Links & 50’ Lots





up to 2,719 sq. ft.

Sales Centre Open:

Sat, Sun & Holidays: 11am - 5pm Mon - Wed: 11am - 5pm or by appointment

7 d 1 rd R 59


r w D evie Lak


SITE & SALES CENTRE Dundas St h Ave Norwic


t Mill S







Tour 3 F abulous Model H omes rt sitta Van


Saturday Evening, 5:00pm...


#" - - " / 5 3 " & … 4 50 6 ' ' 7 * - - & … 1 0 35 ) 0 1 & … 80 0 % 4 50 $ , 

mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada. Used with permission. *Semi-link models only. **See Sale Rep for details. E.&O.E. 6/4/13 2:59:33 PM 016-017 Geranium 06-2013.indd 2

6/10/13 2:54:04 PM

Highly Desirable Lifestyle

Attracts new home buyers to Woodstock


ward-winning builder Geranium Homes offers incredible value, beautiful designs and premier fourseason resort-style living at The Village at Sally Creek in Woodstock. The quality of life offered in Woodstock includes a variety of cultural experiences such as Woodstock Theatre’s live productions, art shows, and museums along with annual festivals and fairs. Sally Creek residents can walk to the 9-hole executive golf course and year-round Bistro. Geranium’s purchasers receive a free one-year golf club membership for two. Plus, every home in the adult-lifestyle neighbourhood comes with membership to the community’s Recreation Centre, the first phase of which is now up and running.

Sue Webb Smith, Geranium’s Marketing Director explains “Our home buyers desire to live in a wonderful adult lifestyle community with easy access to recreation, culture, social clubs, shopping and daily conveniences. Yet, they also have different needs and budget considerations which is why our designs offer a range of appealing options.” Three Bryon Patton-designed model homes showcase how easy it is to live comfortably in a home that’s sized just right. Model highlights include The Bayside an elegant 1,804 sq. ft. two-bedroom detached bungalow which features a great room with a gas fireplace and cathedral ceiling, kitchen with an island, and sun-filled morning room. The Wentworth model with optional loft is a grand 2,716 sq. ft. residence. The

18 Lifestyle Communities | summer 2013

018-Geranium Adv 06-2013.indd 18

home’s voluminous great room flows into the expansive kitchen and dining area. The Ryder collection semi-link model 2902 shows both the optional loft and finished walkout basement for a total living space of 3,061 sq. ft. Exteriors combine low-maintenance clay brick, stone veneer and Hardie Board siding. Interiors have 9-foot main floor ceilings, quality kitchens, laminate flooring, and beautiful broadloom (all as per plan). The value is built in with Geranium’s own stringent construction methods and materials in homes that achieve ENERGY STAR® labelling, with up to 20 percent energy savings annually over a home built to minimum Ontario Building Code. Semi-links start from only $289,900 and 50-foot detached bungalows from $339,900. Loft options are available on some plans. Geranium Homes has been creating family neighbourhoods across Ontario for 35 years. In 2012, Geranium Homes won top industry awards: receiving The Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association’s “Home Builder of the Year” and the 2011 Canadian Home Builders’ Association Grand SAM Award. The Geranium Homes Sales Centre is on Fairway Road at Vansittart Avenue (Highway #59) in Woodstock. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Wednesday. Closed Thursday and Friday. Call Geranium at 519-290-3466 or visit


6/10/13 2:54:11 PM

Trave l


Don your large sunnies and hit the Bal Harbour Shops to indulge in some luxury retail therapy. Here you will find an open-air mall with nearly 100 shops, including high-end names such as Chanel, Prada, Jimmy Choo and more.


When it comes to what to wear for a stylish southern Florida stay, make sure to pack clothing and accessories with bright colour and don’t be afraid to mix your prints.

Bal Harbour in southern Florida is a glamourous getaway famous for its luxe shops, pristine beaches and culinary delights. Multi-Coloured Crystal and Leather Sandal by Rene Caovilla. $1,200. Visit


Bal Harbour South Florida We take a look at the luxurious hotel and condo residences of One Bal Harbour and give you the lowdown on what to do and where to go when vacationing in the Sunshine State. by Sara duck


019-020 Destination Bal Harbour.indd 19

M.I.L.C.K. Clutch in Citron by ELA. $298. Visit

Deep Freeze Sunglasses in Crazy Tort by Karen Walker $223. Visit

summer 2013 | Lifestyle Communities 19

6/10/13 5:22:26 PM


Have some fun in the sun and hit the beach with an array of activities to keep you occupied, such as snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, swimming and deep sea fishing. Or enjoy a round of golf at championship courses nearby.


Set along a coveted stretch of white sand, One Bal Harbour is an 18-storey luxury hotel with 180-degree panoramic views of the surrounding area, including where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Intracoastal Waterway. SaVour

Dining al fresco is de rigueur in Bal Harbour. Hit one of their many diverse eateries such as Japanese restaurant Makoto, Italian eattery Carpaccio or La Goulue, a French bistro with a tropical touch.

QuiCK FaCtS aBout tHE HotEl › 124 ocean-view guestrooms › 24-hour in-room dining and concierge service › Personal shoppers › Pawcierge for four-legged guests › Ocean-view bar and signature restaurant, mister Collins › Poolside bar and grill › Ocean-front pool › 10,000 sq. ft. waterfront spa


Since Bal Harbour is just a short plane ride from Toronto, the Residences at One Bal Harbour make it an ideal spot for those looking to own a slice of luxury and escape the winter weather. QuiCK FaCtS aBout tHE rESidENCES › 185 residences › units range from 1,900 to 5,000 sq.ft. › 24-hour in-room dining, concierge service, 16-hour door/bellman service › Social room/Billiards room › theater room › fitness room › Board room › Valet › Pool – full-service pool and beach attendant For MorE iNForMatioN ViSit oNEBalHarBourrESort.CoM

20 LifeStyLe COmmunitieS | Summer 2013

019-020 Destination Bal Harbour.indd 20

6/10/13 5:22:37 PM


ELEVATION A (Artist’s concept)

THE ASHBY ELEVATION B (Artist’s concept)

Baldwin Place Where variety is the spice of life I

All dimensions are approximate and generally comprise the greater width by the greater length. Actual usable floor area may vary from that stated, which includes open areas and finished below grade areas where applicable. Appliances are not included. Elevation renderings are artist’s concepts. All floor plans and elevations are copyrighted © 2010 Tillsonburg Developments Inc. E&OE. October 2010


t is often said that variety is the spice of life – an idea which is vividly expressed at Baldwin Place, Tillsonburg Developments’ premier adult lifestyle community in Tillsonburg. Here, you’ll find the perfect combination of value, quality and a range of great options to choose from, allowing homebuyers to personalize homes. Tillsonburg Developments is proud to announce the re-opening of the Baldwin Place sales centre and model home at a new location, 3 Esseltine Dr. in Tillsonburg. Currently, there are several model homes under construction, allowing clients to see more beautifully-designed and well-crafted all-clay brick bungalows. There are nine different home designs to choose from, available on generous sized lots of 40-, 45- and 50-ft. Or, have Tillsonburg Developments custom design a home plan for you – you can even bring in your own home plan! Gorgeous new homes at Baldwin Place start at a very affordable $225,900 including HST. There is a monthly $30 residential association fee that goes directly towards operation of the recreation centre, a vital part of the community. It’s an ideal space for neighbours to meet, and includes facilities such as a kitchen, fitness centre, library, salt water pool and salt water spa and numerous meeting rooms. There are also a variety of activities for Baldwin Place residents – chosen and run by the residents themselves, through the volunteer board of directors. And now, Baldwin Place offers selected homes finished to drywall stage, allowing Tillsonburg Developments to offer quicker possession dates, while still allowing customers the option of choosing interior colours and finishes. Clients always have a choice of elements including flooring, wall colours and cabinetry, amongst others. An interior decorator is also available free of charge for Baldwin Place residents.

Each of the new homes at Baldwin Place, such as the 1,520-sq.-ft. Hampton model, includes a double garage, laundry room, two washrooms, air conditioning and highefficiency forced-air gas furnace. In addition to the recreation centre, there are a myriad of recreation and leisure activities within the town of Tillsonburg and surrounding area. There are approximately 30 golf courses within a 30-minute drive of Baldwin place. Downtown Tillsonburg and other municipal trails are easily accessible via a lighted path extending from the Baldwin Place community. The Municipal Tillsonburg Community Senior’s Centre is another local hot spot. During the summer months, enjoy Tillsonburg’s Farmer’s Market. No matter what the season, there’s always an activity to enjoy in Tillsonburg. The Town of Tillsonburg boasts a bustling core with a variety of restaurants, retail outlets and the Tillsonburg Town Centre Mall, making it the perfect spot for a day of shopping or a night out on the town. There are two medical centres and a hospital, too. Tillsonburg Developments takes great pride in the fact that its team of professionals consists of local businesspeople, all of whom live and work in the community. The pride that these professionals take in their workmanship and community is obvious with the quality of life offered at Baldwin Place. With this strong commitment to the community, plus such a wide variety of options in home customization, everyone feels at home at Baldwin Place. Visit the new Sales & Décor Centre today, and see for yourself how Baldwin Place embraces a modern lifestyle within a community-driven town. 1135 SQUARE FEET

BROCKENHURST II (Artist’s concept)

All dimensions are approximate and generally comprise the greater width by the greater length. Actual usable floor area may vary from that stated, which includes open areas and finished below grade areas where applicable. Appliances are not included. Elevation renderings are artist’s concepts. All floor plans and elevations are copyrighted © 2005 Tillsonburg Developments Inc. E&OE. October 2010


All dimensions are approximate and generally comprise the greater width by the greater length. Actual usable floor area may vary from that stated, which includes open areas and finished below grade areas where applicable. Appliances are not included. Elevation renderings are artist’s concepts. All floor plans and elevations are copyrighted © 2010 Tillsonburg Developments Inc. E&OE. October 2010

For more information, call 519.842.4251, 1.800.265.5709 or visit


021-Tillsonburg Adv 04-2013.indd 21


ELEVATION B (Artist’s concept)

summer 2013 | Lifestyle Communities 21

6/10/13 2:54:17 PM


A Maintenance Free Lifestyle in the

Kingsway E p i c u r ea n by M o n a rc h


picurean, Monarch’s new condominium residence in Etobicoke offers a great lifestyle at an upscale Kingsway address This established Kingsway and Bloor West Village area is already home to a wealth of amenities including over 100 restaurants and services. The suites have been designed to meet the needs of sophisticated condo dwellers. Every suite will have a terrace, large windows and open-concept designs. This will let in an enormous amount of natural light which is a signature of Monarch. Adding to the appeal, the layouts will be impeccably appointed with a downtown flavour. The contemporary designed gourmet kitchens will feature granite countertops and stainless steel appliance package.

22 Lifestyle Communities | summer 2013

022-023-Monarch Adv 04-2013.indd 22


6/10/13 6:51:02 PM

The suites will range from studio to 2 bedroom and den with prices starting from $200,000. “These suites will be absolutely beautiful, and very, very livable,” says Monarch’s director of high rise sales and marketing, Mirella Sarrapochiello. “Epicurean is a unique opportunity to live in the Kingsway at a price you can afford with an unprecedented level of convenience.” And now, with Epicurean’s special incentive package that combines quality, value, location and an exceptional lifestyle, there has never been a better time to buy a Monarch home. For a limited time Epicurean is offering buyers two years free maintenance fees. Another distinguishing element of the entire Kingsway community is the sense of belonging and camaraderie that permeates the area. “This truly is a special community in every sense of the word,”Sarrapochiello adds. “The location and affordable price points make it much more appealing”, adds Sarrapochiello. Located at the corner of Prince Edward Drive and Dundas Street West, the eight storey boutique condo is a haven for homebuyers with discerning tastes. In addition to the concierge service, perks include a designer decorated special occasion party room that opens onto a private outdoor area. On warm summer evenings, residents with enjoy the outdoor BBQ facilities and the aroma from the organic herb garden. The ‘Vintage Lounge’ will be a popular gathering place for wine tasting

events. The amenities are a perfect part of homeowner’s everyday lifestyle. Epicurean is luxurious on all accounts, including offering one of the best combinations of features, finishes and locations. Monarch draws from 95 years of innovation and experience to build quality homes that command a higher resale value and have lasting appeal. For more information, visit The Epicurean sales centre at 4195 Dundas Street West (entrance on Prince Edward Drive) or call 416 495-3530. About the Company Headquartered in Toronto, Canada Monarch is one of Canada’s oldest and largest homebuilders. Monarch has consistently been recognized in the homebuilding industry and by its customers for superior quality and outstanding customer satisfaction. Monarch builds and develops singlefamily detached and attached homes in Toronto and Ottawa and builds high-rise condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area. Monarch focuses on style, design, quality and livability in all of its homes and is the Canadian brand of Taylor Morrison Home Corporation. For more information on Monarch, please visit or www.


022-023-Monarch Adv 04-2013.indd 23

summer 2013 | Lifestyle Communities 23

6/10/13 6:51:03 PM



oasis Jardine Sectional. $599-$1,199. Visit WESTELM.cOM

We use this outdoor sectional as our starting point to create a backyard space for three distinct styles. by Sara duck

24 Lifestyle Communities | summer 2013

024-027 Backyard Oasis.indd 24

6/10/13 5:22:41 PM



the look:


Dreaming of the garden terraces of Marrakech, Morocco? Capture the look in your own space by choosing eclectic pieces with lots of pattern, colour and texture. Dot your surroundings with lanterns and hang loose fabric over your sectional for an exotic feel. 3

1. Solig Net. $20. Visit

2. Candle Holders from the Kiola Outdoor Collection. $6 each. Visit

3. Adele Ikat Outdoor Pillow. $50. Visit

4. Melamine Dinner Plate. $4. Visit

5. Ikat Cloth Napkins. $8 for set of four. Visit

6. M  osaic Tiled Bistro Table. $479. Visit


7. Wooden Stool with Upholstered Top. $150. Visit

8. Kaleidoscope Rug. $380. Visit pier1.cA





summer 2013 | Lifestyle Communities 25

024-027 Backyard Oasis.indd 25

6/10/13 5:23:07 PM

1 2

the look:



Get swept away to Cape Cod's picturesque coast with nautical inspired accessories. Think stripes, natural rope elements and whimsical sea creature inspired pieces for a laid back seaside escape.

1. S  tring and Wood Lantern with


Chrome Top and Rope Handle.


$35. Visit

2. Ramsรถ Parasol with Fiskรถ Base. $28. Visit

3. Decorative Pillow. $30. Visit

4. E  veryday White Fish Plates by Fitz and Floyd.

$9-$25. Visit

5. S  hell Botanical Napkins. $34. vISIT

6. W  ittering Wicker Patio Coffee Table by Threshold. $99. Visit

7. Teragear Muskoka Chair. $69. Visit

8. Outdoor Rug. $48. Visit


8 7

26 Lifestyle Communities | summer 2013

024-027 Backyard Oasis.indd 26

6/10/13 5:23:28 PM

the look:



Transport your backyard to sunny Miami, Florida with a beach inspired colour palette, and accessories that will make you feel like you are lounging on Ocean Drive. All you'll have to worry about, is which tropical cocktail to mix next! 1. Dyning Canopy, Wedge-Shaped.


$30. Visit

2. Cushion from the Antibe Outdoor Collection. From $15. Visit

3. Citronella Candle Stake. $11. Visit pier1.cA

4. Stacking Trays. $5-$14. Visit


5. Sommarfint Paper Napkins. $3 for pack of 30. Visit

6. Calliope Mum Rug in Blue. $380 for 5-by-7. Visit

7. Umbrella Table. $200. Visit 8. Ixtapa Lounge Chair. $219. Visit 5





summer 2013 | Lifestyle Communities 27

024-027 Backyard Oasis.indd 27

6/10/13 5:23:38 PM

Relax in Comfort

at Plaza Premium Lounge

Get to know our airport lounges

Visit for lounge locations and hours of operation For online bookings go to

028-029 Plaza Premium 06-08-13.indd 28

6/10/13 2:54:31 PM

Enjoy Comfortable seating in a luxurious setting Panoramic views of the airfield Freshly brewed specialty coffee and tea Delicious light meal selections Self-serve salad bar Wine, beer and cocktails Wi-Fi and internet stations TV, newspapers and magazines

Single entry lounge pass starting from $33.25 tax inclusive ($24.50 children ages 2 – 11) for 2 hours lounge use. 3 hour and 6 hour lounge use also available** ** Online bookings only; higher rates apply for walk-in lounge use

All amenities are included in the price of entry including bar service after 11:00 a.m. (Toronto, Vancouver) and 10:00 a.m. (Edmonton)


028-029 Plaza Premium 06-08-13.indd 29

6/10/13 2:54:33 PM

RiverBend Golf Community


new home offers a new beginning, the opportunity to redesign your living space and reinvent your lifestyle. At RiverBend Golf Community there is no shortage of inspiration. Behind our private gates you’ll find a unique blend of award winning homes, first-class amenities, a pristine 18-hole golf course, and hundreds of smiling neighbours who have embraced a new way of life in London – Live where you Play. The homes of RiverBend are designed and built by Sifton Properties – London’s 2011 and 2012 Builder of the Year. Prospective homebuyers can choose from a collection of one-floor detached homes starting in the low $300,000s, and attached villas from the $270,000s. With impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout, these homes boast a superior set of building standards specifically designed for the discerning homebuyer. Residents enjoy gourmet kitchens, over-sized one floor home designs, high-end flooring finishes, nine foot-plus ceilings, fully ducted HRV systems, high efficiency heating and cooling, generous windows and more. A visit to RiverBend is sure to open your eyes to the possibilities and spark excitement in your new home search. And with many quick closings available, you could be in your new home and hitting the links come summertime. Sifton is also celebrating 90 years of customer satisfaction – and we’re giving you the anniversary gift! Each and every homebuyer is invited to choose an Anniversary gift; a beautiful five-piece appliance package, $5000 in free upgrades to personalize your new home, or a top of the line Summit® outdoor grill centre. Once your new home is designed to perfection, it’s time to play. Just steps from your front door the newly renovated 28,000 square foot Clubhouse is home to a fitness centre and indoor pool, a casual bar and lounge, and a spacious dining room with an exquisite menu. The Clubhouse also plays host to a number of social activities for members including; bridge, darts, and euchre, as well as book, garden and photography


030-Sifton Adv 04-2013.indd 30

clubs. Join an Aquafit class or take up yoga, the opportunities are nearly endless. And the finishing touch - RiverBend Golf Club, the magnificent backdrop of our community. The 18-hole golf course offers a unique experience for every player from beginner to seasoned pro. Designed by Doug Carrick, the course boasts five sets of tee blocks ranging from 5,165 yards at the forward tees to 6,914 from the tips. At RiverBend we encourage you to spend your time enjoying life, so while you’re on the golf course or enjoying a peaceful stroll, we’ll take care of the work. With year-round landscape maintenance you’ll enjoy a worry-free lifestyle and meticulously groomed grounds. Visit us today to see for yourself – let your journey begin!

RiverBend Presentation Centre: 2200 Jack Nash Drive, London Open Daily 12:00-5:00pm (519) 657-4333


6/10/13 2:55:31 PM

Georgian Bay Hunstville Muskoka Gravenhurst Midland

Owen Sound

Minden Thornbury Collingwood

Haliburton Stayner









Stouffville East Gwillimbury

Lake Huron





7 New Hamburg

Toronto Mississauga






Lake Ontario

Oakville Burlington



St. Marys


Cobourg Port Hope



Guelph Kitchener

Grand Bend

Oshawa Pickering

Vaughan Acton





410 6








Grimsby 4 Jordan 406 Thorold

6 St. Catharines QEW

Niagara Falls







Fort Erie


Lake Erie Chatham


Toronto, Durham, Peterborough & Haliburton


Hamilton & Brant Region


Niagara Region Wellington & Waterloo Region

Builders COMMUNITIES Rosehaven

tr ng De alo ta w To ch wn ed h Co om nd e/V Go os illa lf W at e Re rfr cr on ea t tio n Ce n




Ma p

Lo ca



Kent & Lambdon Region


Middlesex & Oxford Region

Tiffany Hill

Lyon's Creek


from $460's


from low $300's


from $241,990


from $260,000's


from $270's

from $297,990




Chippawa / Niagara Rosehaven







Bucci Homes





River Bend Golf Community


Port Dalhousie

Augustine Group Corporation

Port Place




Gibson Heights

from $240's




Tillsonburg Developments

Baldwin Place

from $225,900




Guide To Adult Lifestyle Communities

Port Dover


031-Map Listing-Spring 2012.indd 31

6/10/13 2:55:35 PM

Live where you play

G O L F • F I T N E S S • S O C I A L • N AT U R E • H O M E • DINING Explore your new backyard. Walk the miles of nature trails, get up close and personal with wildlife and revel in the natural sights and sounds of the beautiful Kains Woods. Start the day with a morning swim, join the photography club, have lunch with great friends and tee off for an afternoon on the links. Fill your days with adventure, laughter and luxury living. It’s all waiting for you at RiverBend Golf Community. Exquisitely designed homes by Sifton Properties. London’s 2011 and 2012 Builder of the Year.

$300s Villas from the $270s Singles from the low

Ask about our 90th Anniversary Promotion 2200 Jack Nash Drive, London Open daily 12:00 – 5:00pm

(519) 657-4333 R I V E R B E N D G O L F. C O M

Riverbend2NHC.indd 1 032 Sifton 06-2013.indd 1

23/05/13 1:34 PM 6/10/13 2:55:42 PM

Lifestyle Communities - Summer 2013  

A Wall2Wall Publication.