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You’re in the driver’s seat Whether this is your first time buying a new home or your tenth, the process can be hectic, exciting and stressful. Before you do anything, relax and take control of the situation. Understanding the market is just part of the story. Knowing what you need and what you can afford is the more important part of the process. Making a wise purchasing decision that doesn’t keep you up at night when interest rates rise or market news becomes the talk of the town is up to you. Any expert will tell you that buying a home or condo is a long-term

commitment. In this magazine and online at YPNextHome.ca, we offer key advice from the experts, as well as the latest news designed to help you make a wise purchasing decision. Also at YPNextHome.ca, our Neighbourhood Profiles take you on a virtual tour through 2,700 neighbourhoods across Canada. You’ll get all the facts, photos and fun tidbits that you need to help you decide which neighbourhood is right for you. There’s lots to take in, so kick back, relax and enjoy. You’re in the driver’s seat!

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Sometimes it feels like I eat, breathe and sleep real estate. From 9 to 5, I’m engrossed in housing market news and speculation. My free time is often spent browsing “For Sale” listings and attending open houses. My sleep, too, is invaded by visions of dream homes and housing market nightmares. I know I’m not alone here. Indeed, Finance Minister Charles Sousa said in his 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review that home ownership has become the key to many people’s long-term financial security. If you’re on the fence about buying a home, there are three things to know. First of all, there’s nothing that beats the feeling of pride of ownership. Enough said.

Second, you have to live somewhere. If you’ve determined that you can afford the downpayment and mortgage payments, why would you fatten a landlord’s pockets when you can invest in your own financial security? Finally, timing is everything. I attended an open house on my street just this past weekend. My interest in real estate, coupled with a touch of ‘nosey-neighbour syndrome’ had me touring the home, which is easily out of my price range – today, anyway. Since buying my house two years ago, I’ve seen prices on my street skyrocket. It’s the same story all across the GTA. Now, I plan to sit back, love my home for now, and hope that my investment pays off in the future.

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Contributors

BILD REPORT

BRYAN TUCKEY Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta), Youtube (youtube.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official blog (bildblogs.ca).

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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 the GTA and overseas.

STAT CHAT

BEN MYERS Ben Myers is senior vice-president of market research and analytics at Fortress Real Developments. Follow his blog posts and commentary on the Canadian housing market at fortressrealdevelopments.com/news or follow him on Twitter at @BenMyers29.

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Mattamy Homes & Biddington Homes Chic amenities the icing on the lifestyle cake at Vita On The Lake

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The Park Club

Your day of adventure and relaxation as a resident of The Park Club

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VOX – Live out loud: New release of luxury penthouses

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The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon bring new artistry to downtown Georgetown

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24 2017 housing forecast

Federal and provincial policy to cool resale market, slow price gains

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30 Tax rebate

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Market news

Luxury homes selling like hotcakes by Lydia McNutt

42 Housing starts

Toronto housing starts rise after two months in decline

44 Housing tour

Building communities of the future

56 Home hunting

Need a little luck to find that perfect home? by Elisa Krovblit

68 Survey says...

Three-quarters of Canadians risk missing out on 2016 tax savings

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BILD report

Rising home prices hurting Millennials

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Tips for decorating and entertaining for the holidays

by Barbara Lawlor

by Lydia McNutt

Province of Ontario doubling LTT rebate for first-time homebuyers

Condo pro

Why condo registration is a milestone for suite owners

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Home sweet home

Selling your home? Make it memorable – for the right reasons

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Designer advice

Top 10 condo upgrades by Yanic Simard

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neighbourhood profile

Stat chat

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Should we stop building condos in Toronto? by Ben Myers

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What the new mortgage rules could mean for you by Wayne Karl

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Hidden home ownership costs, and how to prepare

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Advice | BILD REPORT

Rising home prices hurting Millennials By Bryan Tuckey

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MANY MILLENNIALS are finding themselves priced out of the housing market as they search for their first homes. Millennials are those born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s and who will have come of age in the new millennium. They are a fastgrowing segment of our population and play an increasingly important role in our housing market. More Millennials are starting families every year, and that is causing a shift in their housing needs. Contrary to popular belief, most Millennials don’t want to raise their children in highrise condominiums. A recent survey by the Toronto Real Estate Board found that 75 per cent of Millennials are looking to buy lowrise detached and semi-detached homes and townhomes. In today’s market, that’s not easy. While demand for lowrise homes is rising, there are far fewer of them 12 YPNEXTHOME.CA

being built. In accordance with provincial growth policy, the GTA’s home building and land development industry is building a lot less groundrelated homes, particularly singlefamily detached homes, than a decade ago. At the beginning of the millennium, about 70 per cent of new homes sold in the GTA were lowrise. This year such homes account for slightly more than 40 per cent of new homes sold so far, according to Altus Group, BILD’s official source for new home market intelligence. Lowrise sales have decreased because there are fewer of them on the market. Over the last decade, we have seen a major decline in the amount of ground-related homes available for purchase in builders’ inventories. There were just 1,604 lowrise homes for sale across the GTA at the end of September, about one-tenth of what was available in June 2006. While supply of lowrise homes has dropped, demand hasn’t and the

result is prices grow every month. In September, the average price of a new lowrise home in the GTA was $992,231. Meanwhile, single-family detached homes reached an average price of $1.19 million. Condos are becoming the only option for a growing number of Millennials. Many new condo developments feature amenities geared toward families and larger suites. The average price of condominiums remained stable for much of the last decade because unit sizes were getting smaller. Now, average condo sizes are increasing and so are the prices. The average price of highrise homes in the GTA reached a record high of $486,605 in September. We need to work together and find a solutions-oriented approach to improving housing supply and affordability so that our communities are home to Millennials. I say this as both an industry professional and a father of Millennial children.

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association and a land-use planner who has worked for municipal, regional and provincial governments. Follow him on Twitter @bildgta, facebook.com/bildgta, and bildblogs.ca


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Advice | CONDO PRO

Why condo registration is a milestone for suite owners By Barbara Lawlor

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condominium suite for the first time and you have owned a lowrise home in the past, you should take time to find out how condo ownership differs. One example is when you receive title and can move in. In a lowrise scenario, those both happen on closing day — when you officially own your home. With a condominium, you can move in before you receive the title to your suite. In order to be considered a condominium, the building has to be complete, and it must pass the approval processes required to register it with the Land Registry Office. At that point, the title to your suite can be transferred to you. This may happen at different times for you and your new neighbours, depending on what floor your suite is located. In a highrise, the lower floors are usually finished well in advance of the upper levels, and the approval process starts as soon as the first suite is occupied. Once the interior is complete, residents of the upper floors can move in as well. I would say the process typically takes up to six months, although sometimes it can be quicker. First, the municipal council has to approve it, then the regional planning department, and after that, the Minister of Consumer and Commercial Affairs. They are all looking at how the building upholds the elements stipulated in the draft plan and Condominium Declaration. 14 YPNEXTHOME.CA

This system of checks and balances exists to protect condominium purchasers. Only after all of the involved parties are satisfied can condo registration be completed. So, what does that mean to your condo ownership? It means that until the condo is registered, even if you have moved in, technically you do not own your suite outright. You are in a situation referred to as “interim occupancy.” This term refers to the time between the occupancy date you were given after roof-topping occurred and when the condo is registered, and when you officially receive title to your suite. During interim occupancy, the vendor still owns your suite. During this time, you pay a fee to the developer until the condo is officially registered. Developers use a formula to determine these fees. They go by the interest portion of the balance owing on the purchase price (usually payable on the registration date), based on a one-year mortgage rate of the Bank of Canada, plus the estimated maintenance fees for the suite, plus its portion of the estimated real estate taxes. The fee you pay is not considered rent, and it is not money you can apply to your mortgage. The builder/developer

receives the money once title is transferred and you take out your mortgage. You have to take into consideration other interim closing costs besides your monthly occupancy fees, such as the funds that will bring all deposits to the required percentage of the purchase price. There are usually adjustments as well, plus enrollment of your suite with Tarion Warranty Corporation. Even though you do not yet own your suite outright, you do need to have homeowners’ insurance in place. You will also have to arrange for utility hook-ups, just as if you do own the home. Keep in mind that both your Tarion and appliance warranties begin on occupancy. What’s in it for you is the opportunity to move in before registration. It is important to understand condominium ownership and all its parameters. Be sure to ask for clarification if anything confuses you. Informed purchasers make the happiest owners.

Barbara Lawlor is president 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 condominium developments in the GTA and overseas.


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Advice | HOME SWEET HOME

Selling your home? Make it memorable – for the right reasons Typically an open house lasts for two hours. Go take a walk, go out for lunch, go to the grocery store. Just go.

By Lydia McNutt

Dumping ground I actually went to an open house where I discovered a filthy toilet brush, dirty rags and a slop bucket stashed in the shower. Unfortunately for the sellers, the shower was enclosed in glass and thus, a poor hiding place. I didn’t need to see any more.

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THERE ARE MANY REASONS to sell

your home this fall. You could be among the throngs of Canadians looking to cash in on Canada’s hot housing market. Or perhaps you’re a neighbour south of the border, considering an escape from Trumpville. And second only to spring time, autumn is the best season to make a sale. All good reasons, in my humble opinion. Regardless of your reasons for selling your home, success starts with a great first impression. Having recently bought and sold my own home, I quickly discovered that smart sellers learn from someone else’s mistakes rather than their own. In my own buying and selling saga, I quickly learned how not to attract buyers. In (and out of) the “dog house” My furbaby, Fred, always held a special place in my heart and home, but not everyone gets the warm and fuzzies when it comes to pets. Some people have allergies, some have phobias. Others just don’t care for them. I visited an open house with a pretty living room, a renovated and updated kitchen, and a large garage – complete with a pair of howling dogs who were making their presence known to everyone within a five-mile radius. Seven minutes of incessant barking had me sprinting for the front door. 16 YPNEXTHOME.CA

Before opening your home to potential buyers, neutralize it of anything questionable. This includes the lingering aroma of last night’s fish fry, the remnants of that do-ityourself cheese-making experiment and every indication of pets. Even seemingly insignificant things can be enough to influence a prospective homebuyer’s decision – consciously or subconsciously. When in doubt, take it out. Our home is your home? It’s not required that the sellers vacate their home for the duration of an open house, but it’s a good idea. You’ve heard that prospective buyers can have trouble picturing themselves living in your house if they see your family photos and collections on display. Well, that goes double for seeing you in the flesh. On touring one open house, I came across the homeowners, drinking tea with their bare feet up on the coffee table. Nope, nope, nope.

Lessons learned A first impression is the only impression. Don’t waste this valuable opportunity by showing your home in a less-than-perfect light. This also applies to photos for your home listing. A quick Google search will reveal the true horrors of unstaged properties for sale. Photos you can’t un-see. While this all seems like common sense, some people need to be told. The funny thing about these three scenarios is, the homeowners were all represented by selling agents who likely advised them on best practices. Do yourself a favour – follow professional advice, and learn by example. Before having your own open house, visit as many as you can, take note of what you liked about them, and what you didn’t. Then, learn from other people’s mistakes and save yourself the trouble. Lydia McNutt is an award-winning writer and the editor of New Condo Guide. Lydia’s love of architecture, interior design and the written word have landed her happily at YP NextHome, where real estate rules. Lydia can be reached at Lydia.McNutt@ypnexthome.ca, and follow her on Twitter @LydiasTweets


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Advice | STAT CHAT

Should we stop building condos in Toronto? By Ben Myers

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IN EARLY NOVEMBER, a local

councillor in Toronto wrote a letter to the Toronto and East York Community Council suggesting that the City of Toronto put a moratorium on accepting any more rezoning applications for new tall condominium apartments. The letter implied that there were various reports suggesting that there was an oversupply of Toronto housing. I’m not sure what reports the councillor was referring to, as commentary from market research firms Altus Data Solutions and Urbanation have pointed to less new unit supply as a key driver of house price inflation. CIBC’s chief economist, Benjamin Tal, recently noted that supply is the number one factor influencing the growth in housing values this year. The Toronto Real Estate Board has pointed out that a major lack of listings in both the resale and rental markets has resulted in bidding wars to lease and buy properties. I agree with the councillor’s assessment that we need better and more reliable transit, more parks and more daycare, but putting the brakes on development won’t make those key city-building initiatives more likely to occur. New development projects add millions of dollars for the city’s disposal through development charges, Section 37 fees, new property taxes, and incomes taxes on construction workers. You can put a moratorium on tall buildings, but no one is putting a moratorium

on people having children and immigration into Toronto. Continued high demand coupled with lower supply in the future will result in a much worse housing affordability situation. Real estate developer and blogger Brandon Donnelly recently posted some figures from the New York City condo market, which he noted was priced at just above $600 per sq. ft. in 2002 and now sits closer to $1,800 per sq. ft. Keep in mind that the global financial crisis occurred in that stretch. Urbanation notes that as of Q3-2016, the average resale condominium sold for $667 per sq. ft. in the former City of Toronto, while the average new condo sold for $674 per sq. ft. ($511 and $590 per sq. ft. respectively in the GTA overall). Could Toronto possibly hit such a ridiculous figure of $1,800 per sq. ft. in less than 15 years? If the City of Toronto puts a stop to building tall towers, we might get there sooner than that. Given the choice between a city with a crowded subway and

expensive daycare, versus a city where a 1,000-sq.-ft. condominium costs $1.8 million, I would suspect that most people would choose the former. The condo boom in the region hasn’t benefited everyone, but it has created thousands of jobs, is transforming Regent Park, has helped bring an amazing new park to Toronto (Corktown Common), contributed to the revitalization of our waterfront, brought fantastic new retail and restaurants to town, and helped hundreds of thousands of people find a new home. Let’s hope the City doesn’t take the councillor’s advice. Otherwise, you’d better call the bomb squad, because condo prices are going to explode! Fortress Real Developments partners with builders across Canada, and Ben assists in evaluating the market and projects that Fortress engages in. Follow his blog posts and commentary on the Canadian housing market at fortressrealdevelopments.com/news or follow him on Twitter at @benmyers29. NOV 19 - DEC 3, 2016  |  NEW CONDO GUIDE  17


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Property Profile | MATTAMY HOMES & BIDDINGTON HOMES

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at Vita On The Lake LIVING BY WATER TAKES ON NEW EXCITEMENT at Vita on the Lake, Mattamy Homes’ and Biddington Homes’ 53-storey condominium tower on popular Lake Shore Boulevard West in Etobicoke. Residents will enjoy an enviable lifestyle that includes spectacular lake and city views, as well as convenient access to the waterfront, local shops and services, public transportation, major highways, parks, schools, restaurants and a hospital. Among the many reasons why Vita on the Lake is such a phenomenal success is also its roster of elegant indoor and outdoor amenities. Designed by multi-award-winning U31, these common areas are uncommonly innovative and stylish. Let’s begin with the residence’s light-flooded, two-storey lobby. Setting the tone for the condominium, this inviting area is both chic and comfortable. Cool marble walls and floors create a clean modern palette that is warmed by a massive wood feature wall and grounded by unique stone furnishings. The result is a bright, dynamic, welcoming space that evokes serenity yet hints at the condominium’s invigorating interior. For entertaining on a grand scale or even just meeting with friends for a drink and a chat, Vita’s party room offers the perfect spot. The bar expands across one wall, making it possible for several friends to sit and toast the evening in a club-like atmosphere. The rest of 20 YPNEXTHOME.CA

the massive space is delineated with furniture groupings to accommodate a variety of social situations. A highlight is the enormous U-shaped sofa peppered with cushions and fronted by a dramatic round glass coffee table. This party room is a modern urban space with two window walls offering access to the outdoor lounge. Active residents will appreciate the fully equipped fitness centre, where they can run on treadmills, work out with weights and/or stretch and relax with some yoga in stunning, well-lit surroundings. The clean lines in this fitness centre let the energy flow. On the fifth-floor amenity space rooftop, a luxurious salt water pool is flanked by sleek decking, lounge and bench seating, and offers outstanding views. At Vita, the possibilities for exercising, energizing and entertaining are endless. Vita on the Lake’s exterior is expertly designed by renowned Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc., with landscaping by gh3, to maximize its lakeside


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the mid-$300,000s. This represents incredible value, as the purchase price includes HST, six appliances, one locker, a wine fridge in select suites, and one parking spot for most suites. Ask a sales representative for details. Vita on the Lake is being developed and built by two prestigious companies with longstanding reputations for excellence. Mattamy is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, and has built and closed more than 70,000 homes in hundreds of communities across Canada and the United States. Since being founded in the 1960s, The Biddington Group of Companies has developed numerous highrise communities, luxurious single-family homes and has partnered with some of Canada’s most respected developers. Mattamy and Biddington created Riva Del Lago on the Waterfront condominium community in Etobicoke, and Mattamy completed Waterscapes in the area’s Waterview community. setting and the natural environment of the waterfront parklands. The architecture is symmetry in motion, with recessed balconies and a lightcoloured podium. On a clear day, the vistas from Vita stretch clear to New York State. The well-appointed suites carry the theme of freedom and

expansiveness with open-concept main living areas bathed in natural light from large windows and balconies. Contemporary kitchens are ergonomically designed for ease of use, and bathrooms feature spa-inspired vanities, hardware and fixtures. Suites range in size from 524 to 1,544 sq. ft. and are priced from

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WITH 2016 DRAWING to a close and

a new year ahead, housing market experts are making their predictions as to what to expect in 2017. According to RBC’s latest Canadian Housing Forecast, it’s cooler resales and curbed price increases, thanks to provincial and federal policy changes aimed at cooling the hot housing market. RBC has downgraded its earlier 2017 forecast, now calling for a national drop of 11.5 per cent in home resales following a 4.4-percent increase in 2016. Resale transactions are expected to reach a record high of 527,900 units nationally by year’s end. While resale transactions are expected to drop across the board, the degree will vary greatly depending on province. Declines could range from three per cent in Manitoba, to 24 per cent in British Columbia. However, benchmark prices are still expected to rise in 2017, though at a much slower pace – up 1.6 per cent, compared to 9.5 per cent in 2016. The rapid price gains this year are being led by British Columbia, which grew 20.5 per cent over 2015, and Ontario where the rate of growth hit a 27-year high of 11.6 per cent. “Overstretched affordability conditions in Canada’s most expensive markets are poised to restrain homebuyer demand, especially if longer-term interest rates rise as we expect – however, we see recent policy action as the bigger factor at play,” said RBC Senior Economist Robert Hogue in his report. “Importantly, we expect rule changes at the federal level will have 24 YPNEXTHOME.CA

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a dampening effect on home-buying activity across all provinces, not just for Canada’s hot markets.” New mortgage insurance rules, which took effect on October 17, are expected to reduce 2017 sales activity by eight per cent nationwide. Meanwhile in BC, the new tax on foreign nationals buying property in Vancouver – just one of the province’s policy changes aimed at cooling the hot housing market – is expected to reduce sales activity by 23.8 per cent next year. “While we downgraded our

housing market outlook, we remain of the view that our base case scenario would qualify as a soft landing posing little threat to the stability of the market, even in British Columbia,” Hogue wrote in his report. “There is an unusually high degree of risk around this outlook, however, both on the downside and on the upside. Much of this uncertainty stems from the difficulty to gauge the market’s reaction to the new policy measures, as well as the potential for further policy intervention to cool the market we assume none at the present time.”


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Advice | LEGALLY SPEAKING

Deciphering legal language Deeds, transfers, mortgages, charges, discharges and undertakings

accept the builder’s or the builder’s lawyer’s undertaking to register a partial discharge, without the other information. Now, I do not believe the builder or the builder’s lawyers who do not include this information would give the promise without meaning it, but what about things out of their control?

By Jayson Schwarz

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FOR THE AVERAGE homebuyer,

there are some legal terms that require translation. The Government of Ontario keeps records of every piece of property in the province. These records are called the “title documents.” The document on file that says who owns the property is called the “transfer,” or “deed.” All of these documents are filed with the government — a process that is called “registering” the document. When a bank lends money and gets a record of this loan on title, the document is called the “mortgage” or the “charge.” When the charge is paid off, a new document is filed with the government office and it is called a “discharge.” If only part of the charge is paid off, a document called a “partial discharge” can be filed. There are many other documents, but these are a good starting point. Usually when a developer/builder starts a new project, he/she will go to a bank or other financial institution and just like you, arrange for a mortgage or charge. The difference, however, is that this can be a huge charge. As an example, the builder/developer may have a $50- or $60-million “blanket” charge applied to enable him/her to create and build the project. The next thing that happens is that the house or condo is built and sold, and it is time for closing. 28 YPNEXTHOME.CA

For example, if:

In the Agreement of Purchase and Sale will be a clause that will relate to the discharge of that part of the blanket charge which affects the property you are buying. The builders’ lawyers (the good ones, in any case) add the clause that the purchaser will accept the promise (undertaking) of the builder’s lawyer to register the partial discharge in a reasonable period of time, but will give on closing two important things: a) a letter (“discharge statement”) from the bank or other financial institution (“mortgagee” or “chargee”) setting out how much money has to be paid to the chargee to obtain the partial discharge; and b) a direction from the builder to the purchaser, telling the purchaser to pay the amount of money needed to obtain the partial discharge directly to the chargee. The clauses I will not accept stop with the purchaser being forced to

» the builder goes bankrupt » the builder has a dispute with the bank » some other party seizes the money from the builder » the builder has an internal shareholders dispute and assets are frozen » the lawyer goes to Argentina with the money » the builder goes to Tahiti with the money If we had followed a) and b), none of that would matter. My complaint is that it does not cost the builder anything to give this peace of mind and security to the purchaser. It is just usually the fault of a lawyer trying to prove how good he or she can be. Watch for these tricky clauses and consult a lawyer, because only a lawyer can provide legal advice and care enough to catch these kinds of things.

Jayson Schwarz LL.M. is a Toronto real estate lawyer and partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. Visit schwarzlaw.ca or email info@schwarzlaw.ca and give us your questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries.


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Neighbourhood Profile

Lake-side living in Mimico By Wayne Karl

Fast facts

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Average household income

$74,144 FROM KIPLING AVENUE on the west, to the Gardiner Expressway on the north, Lakeshore to the south and to where Lakeshore and Gardiner intersect on the east, this historic community has long been “blue collar.” From the Goodyear factory (1917-87) to Campbell Soup (1930-present), Mimico wears this heritage on its sleeve. It’s been an “area in transition” for decades, but is now showing real progress.

The vibe Mimico shows its age in spots, particularly along Lakeshore, where you will find lowrise rentals mixed with small retailers. But residential development – condos and townhomes on the former Goodyear site and several new highrises on the east, is breathing new life into the area. Though still in transition, Mimico, given its proximity to downtown and higher priced areas, is a comparative bargain. Real estate The majority of residents are working age (25 to 64), with a sizeable seniors population. Condos and townhomes are the most prevalent housing type,

including the new highrises around Lakeshore and Park Lawn Road, as well as lowrise apartments built in the 1950s and ’60s. Head north off Lakeshore into streets around Royal York, and you’ll find character homes, 1940s-era bungalows and some larger all-brick homes. Dollars and sense This is where Mimico proves its mettle. With average prices about $433,000, Mimico is a bargain. Don’t expect huge lots and ultramodern features in existing homes, but you’ll be surprised by the variety and affordability. Combined with new condo and townhome options, buyers can get in the market under the average price. And there’s plenty of affordable options for renters. Planes, trains and automobiles TTC streetcar service along Lakeshore is among the oldest and most established in the city, and GO Transit’s Mimico stop on the Lakeshore West line is at Royal York. For those who drive, QEW/Gardiner is right there, affording quick access into the city or to the burbs. Noted traffic issues permitting, of course.

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Trending

Province of Ontario doubling LTT rebate for first-time homebuyers By Lydia McNutt

THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO is giving

first-time homebuyers a bit of a break by doubling the maximum refund of Land Transfer Tax (LTT) from $2,000 to $4,000 starting in the new year. Finance Minister Charles Sousa made the announcement in his 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, presented in the provincial legislature, stating that home ownership has become the key to many people’s long-term financial security. Currently, eligible first-time homebuyers pay no LTT on the first $227,500 of their purchase. Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the untaxed portion of the price will increase by $140,500 to $368,000, making it easier for first-time buyers to get into Ontario’s hot housing market. First-time buyers who pay over $368,000 would get a maximum refund of $4,000. The Ontario Ministry of Finance estimates that, with this new 30 YPNEXTHOME.CA

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rebate, more than half of first-time homebuyers would pay no provincial LTT. For example, a qualifying purchaser of a $350,000 home currently pays $1,725 in LTT (including the current maximum refund). With the enhanced refund, the LTT payable is zero. The Province points out that first-time buyers of more expensive homes would also benefit from the increased rebate. For example, a qualifying purchaser of a $600,000 home currently pays $6,475 in LTT (including the current maximum refund). As of January 1, this would decline to $4,475 – a savings of $2,000. “Finding an affordable home has become a struggle for thousands of young couples,” said Ray Ferris, president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, in a press release. “This tax break will reduce a first-time buyer’s closing costs and help them save more for their downpayment.” The current tax rates have not changed since 1989. The tax rebate will only apply to first-time homebuyers who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Upon obtaining Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, first-time buyers would be able to apply for the refund within an 18-month period. At the same time, the tax rate on homes priced over $2 million is being increased from two to 2.5 per cent.


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Property Profile | THE PARK CLUB

Your day of adventure and relaxation as a resident of

The Park Club IF YOU CHOOSE TO BECOME a suite owner at

The Park Club, the newest condominium at the Emerald City master-planned community in North York, you will enjoy the ultimate in convenience when it comes to day-to-day living. Situated at the corner of Sheppard Avenue East and Don Mills Road, Emerald City is set amidst an enviable roster of amenities. The possibilities for interesting ways to fill your days are endless. For example, you might begin your Saturday with a morning run at nearby Parkway Forest Park, where kids in the playgrounds wave to you, and teens are engrossed in a soccer game on the multipurpose sports field. Back in Emerald City, you stop for a coffee at Tim Hortons on the ground floor of the first completed condominium and marvel once again at this community’s massive, brightly coloured public art cones by Canadian artist Douglas Coupland. The steamy java is the perfect pick-me-up, as you head from there back to The Park Club, where the grand roundabout entry and dramatic building entrance create a unique sense of place. The concierge welcomes you, and you head straight to the spa for a sauna and dip in the plunge pool. What fabulous amenities to have right in your own building, along with a stylish party room opening onto a barbecue terrace, fitness facility, Zen terrace, virtual meditation room and guest suite. Then up to your beautiful home, where you shower and change before you leave on your shopping outing at the spectacular Fairview Mall to pick up a few early holiday gifts. With its recent renovation, more than 175 shops, restaurants and services, this mall is perfect for all your shopping needs and wishes. After dropping off your great finds in your suite, you make it just in time for your cooking class in the commercial teaching kitchen at the already completed Parkway Forest Community Centre, which is part of the Emerald City development. Veal Piccata and Quinoa Tabbouleh – you decide to cook those scrumptious dishes next time you entertain. 32 YPNEXTHOME.CA


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On your way out, you notice local residents of all ages on their way in with gym bags, art supplies and smiles, likely to make use of this facility’s green roof, rooftop garden, gymnasium, running track, arts-andcraft room, youth lounge, meeting rooms and YMCA-run daycare. You smile as well when you think about summer visits to the aquatic centre and pavilion. Back to your suite for another change of clothes. You promised friends you’d meet them downtown for dinner, and with the subway so easily accessible, you reach your

destination in no time. At Emerald City, you have city buses and Hwys. 404 and 401 moments away as well. When you get home, you saunter up to the Zen terrace and notice more friends chatting around the fire pit. What a wonderful way to end your day! This can be your experience at The Park Club, soon to be under construction. But hurry! Suites at The Park Club are already 80 per cent sold. However, you will still find an amazing selection available. Prices for The Park Club begin from the high $200’s.

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416.492.0001 emeraldcitylife.ca To find out more and register for The Park Club, stop by the presentation centre on Sheppard Avenue, directly across from Fairview Mall. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 416.492.0001 or visit emeraldcitylife.ca. NOV 19 - DEC 3, 2016  |  NEW CONDO GUIDE  33


Advice | FUNDAMENTALLY SPEAKING

What the new mortgage rules could mean for you By Wayne Karl

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO BUY your first

home, listen up: the new mortgage rules that took effect in October will likely make it more difficult for you to get into the housing market.

Here we go again

What does this mean?

The federal government has changed mortgage eligibility rules five times between 2008 and 2015. This latest round was intended to stabilize “overheated” housing markets, mostly in Toronto and Vancouver, slow home price growth and keep mortgage indebtedness under control. All good things. What the changes also do, though, is make it more difficult for young Canadians to take that important first homebuying step. As of Oct. 17, homebuyers who apply for a high-ratio mortgage (meaning, they have less than 20 per cent as a down payment) now have to undergo a mortgage “stress test” by qualifying at a rate they don’t even actually have to pay. Yes, you read that right. This stress test is intended to assure lenders that you, Mr. and Ms. Homebuyer, could still afford the mortgage if interest rates rise. For example, says Alyssa Furtado, founder and CEO of ratehub.ca, a website that compares mortgage rates across Canada, the best mortgage rate in Ontario at time of writing was 2.29 per cent. However, the Bank of Canada’s qualifying rate for applicants is 4.64 per cent.

For example, a couple with a combined income of $100,000 has saved $40,000 for a down payment and they qualify for a mortgage rate of 2.29 per cent. We’ll assume their monthly property taxes will be $400, and their heating costs $150 a month. Using RateHub’s mortgage affordability calculator, they’ll be able to afford a property costing up to $521,041 because of the new mortgage rules. “Under the old rules, however, they would have been able to spend $635,700,” she says. Cha-ching: a difference of $114,659. On average, according to Calgary mortgage broker Jason Eldridge, by having to qualify for mortgage financing using the five-year Canadian benchmark rate, the maximum purchase price will drop by approximately 21 per cent, given existing five-year contract rates. Now imagine the situation in Alberta, where the economy has already been hammered by the prolonged oil and gas slump. If you were looking to buy a home there, your buying power will now take a 20-per-cent hit – on top of the economic uncertainty you may be

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feeling. Those in Alberta looking to sell a home, meanwhile, will now be trying to sell to many whose homebuying power has just been reduced. Hello, double-whammy. There were other rule changes that come into effect on Nov. 30. For those looking to restructure or refinance an existing mortgage or purchase a property with at least a 20-per-cent down payment, similar qualifying rules will apply in many cases. Lenders who use portfolio insurance and other discretionary low loan-to-value ratio mortgage insurance will now have to meet the eligibility criteria that previously only applied to high-ratio insured mortgages.

The bottom line The rule changes will make it harder for some first-time buyers to get into the housing market. And they may also face higher mortgage rates. Wayne Karl is an award-winning writer and editor with experience in real estate and business. In Fundamentally Speaking, Wayne explores the basics – such as economic fundamentals – you need to examine when buying property. He can be reached at wayne.karl@ypnexthome.ca or follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/ WayneKarl


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Luxury homes selling like hotcakes By Lydia McNutt HEFTY PRICE TAGS aren’t weighing

down sales of high-end homes in Canada’s priciest markets, according to Re/Max’s 2016 Spotlight on luxury report released recently. Sales of homes over $1 million were up in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria and Oakville, in the first nine months of 2016. While a $1-million price tag may not seem like a big deal in reference to Toronto and Vancouver housing, these markets saw a notable spike in sales of homes priced $3 million and over. And with the price of homes trending ever upward in these cities in particular, surrounding areas are seeing spill-over as buyers seek out selection and value in neighbouring markets. Greater Toronto Area Toronto-area home sales in the $3-million-plus price range were up 86 per cent, which Re/Max attributes to overall price appreciation driven by low inventory and high demand, putting more homes in this price category. “Additionally, significant price appreciation throughout the housing market has allowed move-up buyers to build up enough equity in first or second homes to purchase a high-end home,” according to Re/Max. “Demand for luxury homes remains very strong in the GTA, driven mainly by local move-up buyers, though foreign buyers continue to play a significant role as well,” says Pamela Alexander, CEO and regional owner, North America, Re/Max Integra. “While there has been speculation that Toronto would see an increase in off-shore buyers as a result of the recently implemented foreign-buyer tax in British Columbia, we have not seen this effect to date.” 36 YPNEXTHOME.CA

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Vancouver Meanwhile in Vancouver, sales of $1-million homes were up by three per cent, but single-family homes in that price range saw a seven-per-cent drop in sales year-over-year, due to the foreign buyer tax that took effect in August and slowed demand for single-family detached homes from off-shore buyers. “There may be other factors at play as well, such as higher inventory lessening buyers’ sense of urgency,” says Elton Ash, regional executive vice-president, Re/Max of Western Canada. Calgary Calgary’s luxury market could be on the up-swing, with sales of $1-million-plus homes up 13 per cent year-over-year. Luxury inventory is down, as sellers hold back and wait for prices to rebound. Meanwhile, demand is up as buyers try to take advantage of lower prices for luxury properties. If these trends continue, Re/Max expects Calgary’s luxury market to remain stable with properties holding their value for the remainder of the year and into 2017. Luxury in the ‘burbs Victoria saw sales of properties over $1 million increase 82 per cent year-overyear, driven primarily by downsizers relocating from Vancouver for retirement. In Oakville, an affluent suburb to the west of the GTA, sales of homes priced $1-million-plus were up 111 per cent year-over-year, thanks to price appreciation in the market as well as increased interest from foreign buyers. Luxury condo sales High-end condo sales saw significant gains in Toronto and Vancouver, due to increasing demand from downsizers and limited inventory of single-family homes. Re/Max reports condo sales in the $2-million-plus price range were up by 42 per cent in Toronto, and grew 60 per cent in Vancouver over the same period last year. Re/Max expects these trends to continue through the end of 2016.


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VOX – Live out loud New release of luxury penthouses LISTEN TO YOUR OWN VOICE. Sing VOX Condominiums

your own tune. Live out loud. This is the audacious life of living at Yonge and Wellesley. This is VOX, Cresford’s Diesel-inspired condominium, well under construction. From coveted downtown locations to fashion-forward design to sophisticated amenities, Cresford has defined the essence of luxury condominium living for over 30 years. And now, Cresford announces the long-anticipated release of luxury penthouses at VOX, the epitome of sophisticated living in the centre of it all. Imagine spectacular city views; high-end suite finishes like marble, quartz, nine-ft. ceilings and sleek Scavolini kitchens with top-of-theline Blomberg appliances; a prime triple-A location at Yonge and Wellesley with a perfect Transit Score of 100 and Walkscore of 99. Surround yourself with the 24/7 vibe of the city – a short stroll to the shops, glamour and chic of Yorkville, restaurants and night life! The subway is at your doorstep, U of T and Ryerson are close by, parks a short walk away and the buzz of the Entertainment District, Yonge-Dundas Square and the Eaton Centre envelops VOX with endless urban destinations. Whether you’re shopping for the latest fashions at Saks in Eaton Centre or soaking up the culture at the ROM or savouring world-class cuisine at Sotto Sotto, this is downtown living at its very best.

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Yonge & Wellesley Builder

Cresford Development

VOX Home Type

Limited new release of luxury penthouses Sales Centre

170 Merton St. Contact

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Smart, livable floor plans VOX construction photography as of October 2016

VOX’s most attractive quality is its smart, livable, superbly designed floor plans and a roster of features that maximize every square inch of space. Inspired by Diesel’s cool yet sophisticated style, each of the suites in VOX has been named after one of the brand’s signature denim lines – a fitting reflection of life at VOX, where quality, design and a fresh modern attitude are always in fashion. The three-bedroom penthouses feature large terraces with expansive views, perfect for the entertainer.

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VOX construction photography as of October 2016

VOX follows Cresford’s unique tradition of integrating high fashion with lifestyle, and design with urban living it up with their spectacular CASA trilogy in Yorkville with fashions by Armani, MissoniHome and Hermès. Now, Cresford has partnered with European fashion powerhouse Diesel Living to dress up their amenities at VOX Condominiums. Diesel has become one of the most influential and fashionable clothing brands in the world, establishing itself as the “haute couture of casual.”

The Diesel fashion label perfectly resonates with everything that Cresford has envisioned for VOX – casual, chic individuality. VOX is a trend-setter that redefines the very concept of cool, edgy, urban living in Toronto. This is where inspirational design combines with a globally revered fashion house to create a dynamic downtown lifestyle.

There’s a whole world outside your suite at VOX. A beautiful winding staircase connects three levels of spectacular amenity spaces. Work out in the fitness training centre. Meet up with friends and neighbours in the party lounge. Catch an exclusive engagement in the media room/ private theatre. Enjoy some quiet time in the study library. Soak up the stunning views from the outdoor rooftop space. Living here means enjoying a host of sophisticated amenities designed for fitness, play, entertainment and relaxing in style.

VOX is now under construction. Limited new release of luxury penthouses starting from $449,900 to $1,269,900. For more information, call 416.485.3000 or visit 170 Merton Street. NOV 19 - DEC 3, 2016  |  NEW CONDO GUIDE  39


Inspiration

Paint pros reveal top colour trends for 2017 By Lydia McNutt BENJAMIN MOORE has revealed its highly anticipated top picks for 2017 colour trends, and the Colour of the Year is (insert drumroll here)… Shadow 2117-30! This intense shade of purple is the polar opposite of the 2016 colour of the year, Simply White OC-117, quite possibly signaling a shift in style trends to a richer, more dramatic interior esthetic. “Allusive and enigmatic, Shadow is a master of ambiance. It is a colour that calls to mind a ‘past,’ yet it can also make a contemporary, colourconfident statement,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore creative director. “Shadow is sophisticated, provocative and poetic, it can bring energy to a space or harmony and a moment of respite.”

Shadow is paired with a carefully curated collection of 22 other hues, inspired by architecture, fashion, textiles, home furnishings and the arts. “It ebbs and flows with its surroundings and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood,” says O’Neill. “Fine art emerged as a leading inspiration, highlighting the correlation between an artist’s use of colour and light to create mood,” according to Benjamin Moore. “The inspirational Colour Trends 2017 colour card illustrates the use of colour in ways that celebrate how shadow and light travel throughout a space during the course of a day.”

2017 COLOUR OF THE YEAR

SHADOW 2117-30

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Toronto CMA Housing Starts 70 60 Thousands of Starts

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION picked up in October following two months of decline, according to the latest figures reported by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC). Housing starts in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) trended higher at 39,664 units in October compared to 37,948 in September 2016. The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts. What’s behind the boost? “Limited resale listings of single-detached homes continue to cause demand to spill over into the new home market, prompting a pick-up in home construction,” says Dana Senagama, CMHC’s principal market analyst for the GTA. CMHC uses the trend measure as a complement to the monthly SAAR of housing starts to account for considerable swings in monthly estimates and obtain a complete picture of the state of the housing market. In some situations, analysing only SAAR data can be misleading in some markets, as they are largely driven by the multiples segment of the markets which can be quite variable from one month to the next. The standalone monthly SAAR was 47,972 units in October, up from 30,228 units in September. The increase was mainly a result of more condo starts. The City of Toronto recorded the highest number of starts within the Toronto CMA primarily due to a large number of apartment starts. This was followed by the City of Brampton, which had higher single-detached starts. Next was the Town of East Gwillimbury that saw construction begin on a number of lowrise homes.

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October 2015 Housing Starts, SAAR

October 2016 Housing Starts Trend Line (6-month moving average)

Preliminary Housing Starts Data October 2016 Toronto CMA1

September 2016

October 2016

Trend2

37,948

39,664

SAAR

30,228

47,972

October 2015

October 2016

Actual October — Single-detached

1,043

1,215

October — Multiples

2,345

2,989

October — Total

3,388

4,204

January to October — Single-detached

8,205

9,226

January to October — Multiples

26,906

24,073

January to October — Total

35,111

33,299

Source: CMHC 1 Census Metropolitan Area 2 The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR). By removing seasonal ups and downs, seasonal adjustment allows for comparison of adjacent months and quarters. The monthly and quarterly SAAR and trend figures indicate the annual level of starts that would be obtained if the same pace of monthly or quarterly construction activity was maintained for 12 months. This facilitates comparison of the current pace of activity to annual forecasts as well as to historical annual levels.

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Building communities of the future ON A WET DAY IN OCTOBER, the

Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) along with 40 delegates from across Ontario embarked on a housing tour which focused on what the future of community building might look like along new and planned transit corridors throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The province of Ontario is investing more than $32 billion on regional transit over the next decade. But building better suburban and regional transit is just the beginning. It is equally important to build better neighbourhoods along these transit lines and around stations. The fullday tour took delegates to three innovative sites along the Lakeshore West GO line – one completed, one in the works and one still in the planning phase – that are forging the path for these complete communities that are transit-friendly, walkable and connect infrastructure projects to the community. These projects give us a crystal ball look at what the future of housing in Ontario could look like. 44 YPNEXTHOME.CA

The tour started with a walking tour of the FRAM Building Group project a short two-minute walk from the Port Credit GO train station. The Port Credit tour led by Fred Serrafero, vice-president of development and construction, and John Giannone, project manager of sales, marketing, and construction, from FRAM Building Group walked participants through the recently completed community which included the construction of midrise buildings, townhomes, livework units, piazzas and commercial spaces. The hosts also showcased how the company integrated a newly built retirement facility into the community, ensuring easy access to

all the amenities included in the community. While exploring the project, Serrafero and Giannone discussed some of the challenges they faced through the approvals process and remediating a former brownfield site to integrate it back into the broader Port Credit community. From there OHBA delegates boarded the GO train and traveled to Burlington to visit The Molinaro Group’s Paradigm Condo site located just steps from the Burlington GO station. The Phase One three-tower project, currently under construction, has sold out its first tower, is 70 per cent sold on its second and is


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about to start marketing its third. This project is the first of its kind in Burlington and is focused on meeting the city’s Growth Plan targets for density and intensification. Vince Molinaro, president of the Molinaro Group, along with Linda Davies, Paradigm Condo’s exclusive realtor, discussed how the city of Burlington has a limited number of single-family home lots available and that there is a real need for developing more pedestrianfriendly, easily accessible, higher density projects in order to meet the growing and changing population in the region. Reaffirming this point was Burlington’s chief city

planner, Mary Lou Tanner, who provided invaluable insight into the planning process for these new developments, and offered a sneak peek into some of Burlington’s exciting plans to accommodate new growth in the future. After a lunch sponsored by The Molinaro Group, the tour headed to Hamilton to explore the West Harbour Redevelopment site. Delegates were met by Chris Philips, the senior adviser to the general manager of planning and economic development for the City of Hamilton, who discussed the future of this waterfront site. Philips noted that the project would not have been

realized if not for the stadium and GO train station that had been built for last year’s Pan Am Games. With the investments made into those projects, the potential for this area became very apparent. Since then, the City has been working with planners and designers to develop a template for how they envision this new community hub which would include a combination of lowrise and midrise residential buildings surrounded by parks, restaurants and cafes within an easy walk to downtown Hamilton and the GO train. Despite the dreary day, delegates were able to get a better understanding of how these communities are planned, the approval process and how utilizing transit lines will allow better opportunities to grow the province. To learn more about the benefits of building complete communities along transit corridors, check out the report, Suburbs on Track: Building Transit-Friendly Neighbourhoods Outside the Toronto Core, at ohba.ca. NOV 19 - DEC 3, 2016  |  NEW CONDO GUIDE  45


Inspiration | HOLIDAY DECOR

TIPS FOR DECORATING AND ENTERTAINING FOR THE

by Lisa Rogers

I LOVE THE HOLIDAY SEASON, and I have always

gone all out – decorations, lots of entertaining, big trees (and finding needles for the next six months). But in these days of busy schedules, everyone wants the feeling of the holidays but not the huge amount of stuff or effort. So many of my clients are downsizing from large family homes, and I have many younger clients moving into their first homes – condos mostly, but always small. The

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result is less space to display and to store. Luckily, we’ve got technology on our side, helping to create big impact in smaller spaces – like strings of lights embedded right into the wire; and trees with bendable limbs for making your own sculptural form but then detaches from the tree trunk for easy storage. Read on for my tips on easily creating the great holiday feel without crowding you out of house and home.

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1. First impressions: Place a small tree on the hall console table, such as Restoration Hardware’s faux Norfolk Island pines wrapped in burlap. Also try bare sculptural branches arranged in a large glass vase, and hung with beautiful glass ornaments, or a basket filled with (faux or real) greens, pine cones and berries in the front entryway. 2. Faux is the way to go: The fake evergreen trees today look so real you have to touch them to know for sure and there’s no trail of needles for months and month. Faux garlands have the advantage of going anywhere – on the banister trimmed with ribbons and ornaments, woven into the dining room chandelier, the pot rack above your island, or on bathroom shelves. 3. Illuminate: Fill your home with the twinkle of LED bulbs. Get creative with placement – a strand woven around the buffet table is pretty, or strung over your indoor tropical plants. Candles, too, create gorgeous atmosphere, and to avoid any fire hazard (and mess from wax) try battery-operated ones. They look real – some are even made out of wax – and come with a remote control for instantaneous atmosphere. 4. A roaring fire invites getting cosy. It doesn’t even have to be real wood – the new gas models roar just as nicely. The mantel is an ideal place to pile on the vintage Christmas ornaments suspended from a string of beads, or to weave strands of LEDs through a garland or loose boughs, and around hurricane candle holders filled with glass balls. 5. Riots of colour. Stick with a scheme of red, or anything else you like, but be consistent – table mats, napkins, candles, bowls of red ornaments, pillows and throws.

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6. The nose knows: Pomanders and essential oils fill your home with the aroma of the holidays – pine oil, frankincense (great for keeping us calm during the holiday frenzy), or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. 7. Ho-ho-ho at the cottage: Send everyone out to gather pine cones, evergreen boughs, bare branches, birch bark (as long as it’s already off the tree, or on a branch that’s on the ground), and mix with vintage ornaments on the mantel, tree and dinner table. 8. Decking the deck: Looking out on a terrace or deck that’s covered in snow and lit up with evergreens and twinkly lights is magic. Even if you only have enough space for a wrought iron urn, fill it with evergreen bushes, or boughs, wrap with a strand of twinkly white lights and hang colourful ornaments.

ENTERTAINING 1. Keep it simple, good quality and stress-free. At holiday time, people’s party schedules often aren’t flexible enough for lingering over dinner, so keep it simple with a drop-in. Either way, keep menus to an easy prep minimum. For drop-ins, too, a simple menu is best. It’s easier on the host, but it also keeps guests from feeling overwhelmed by food – remember most people have more than one holiday event on their calendars. Fresh oysters and champagne, for example, along with a few seasonal favourites, such as bowls of pears and mandarin oranges, bowls of almonds and cashews. A simple, beautiful cheese tray or charcuterie platter – you don’t need a lot, it just has to be good. The same goes for drinks – stick with minimal offerings to make it easy for you, as in craft beer and two great wines: one red, one white.

2. If it’s a dinner party, go potluck. Short on space? Set up a buffet at the kitchen island and invite guests to eat wherever they can find a spot to perch, and where communication is possible. 3. Just because there’s a little snow outside, doesn’t mean you can’t use the barbecue. I have friends who swear by deep frying turkey – and I’ve tasted the delicious results. Just get the oil really hot and deep fry the turkey, but make sure you don’t stuff the bird and make sure it’s defrosted. 4. As much as I like to keep things simple, especially at holiday time, I still like to make that one special traditional item, like the best ever shortbread from my grandmother’s recipe box. For me, the beauty in cooking is doing a good job, and seeing the effect it has on people. Because when my friends and family are happy I’m happy.

Lisa Rogers is exclusive interior designer for Dunpar Homes, adding her keen eye and design expertise to the builder’s passion for craftsmanship, quality materials and timeless design. Lisa has appeared on various TV shows, and is a regular guest consultant on City’s Cityline.

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The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon New artistry coming to downtown Georgetown! Location

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IT’S EASY TO GET PASSIONATE about art, music and politics, but few disciplines can cause as much excitement as architecture. The design of our homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, places of worship and other buildings in our communities makes a huge impact on our lives. We live in, with and amongst these structures for our lifetimes. We see them every day. They become our landmarks, our meeting places, and where we create our memories. When it comes to design, nothing defines a community quite like exceptional architecture. Think New York City’s Guggenheim, Dubai’s Burj al Arab, The Sydney Opera House – there are hundreds of examples of buildings that imbue a city with personality and charm. Suffice to say, that with memorable architecture comes a visible

sense of rhythm; a visual communing with its surrounding. As Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “Every great architect is necessarily a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” Enter the newly reinvented Hotel McGibbon, a project that celebrates modern design through a skillful blend of contemporary architecture and historical preservation. This highly anticipated project is easily among Georgetown’s most exciting, new “mixed use” developments. The design by Studio JCI, a multi-awardwinning, international architectural firm, in partnership with local real


estate development and construction experts, SilverCreek, is nothing less than extraordinary. “Our team fell in love with Georgetown and the rich history of the Hotel McGibbon. We set out to honour the incredible legacy of this iconic landmark by restoring its original, handsome façade. At the same time, we wanted to offer residents a spectacular modern lifestyle, immersing them in nature and the atmosphere. We believe our design brings the past and the future together boldly. We hope and trust everyone will take great pride in it,” says Jaegap Chung, principal, Studio JCI. The McGibbon design goes far beyond the “mandatory” urban design requirements. It demonstrates that a healthy building is not just about clean air and safety, but also creates emotional health and comfort, on the inside and out. Hence the “cascading terraces” and upscale interiors drenched in natural light. Future residents report that they love the idea of living in brightly lit homes with views and terraces that connect them to nature and absorb them with a sense of calm and wellbeing. Despite the large-scale boldness of its design, the architectural vision demonstrates a sensitivity to pedestrians and a mastery of details, too. These “little things,” like hidden courtyards and beautiful gathering nooks, are easy to miss, but will greatly enrich the lives of McGibbon’s residents. Ultimately, the SilverCreek team views The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon as part of the local Georgetown fabric. SilverCreek builds for communities, not just in them. They’ve partnered with a creative team who shares their ambition to bring ‘artful living’ to Georgetown. They’ve designed a building that’s meant to inspire pride in a community that deeply values the artistic and the creative. SilverCreek will ensure it does. For more information, visit the presentation centre located at Main and Mill in Georgetown. For more details, connect to TheHotelMcGibbon.com NOV 19 - DEC 3, 2016  |  NEW CONDO GUIDE  53


Advice | MORTGAGE ADVICE

Hidden home ownership costs, and how to prepare also charge a municipal land transfer tax and will increase the final purchase price. In British Columbia and Ontario, rebates are available to lessen the impact of the tax for firsttime homebuyers.

By Alyssa Furtado

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» GST/HST: New homes are subject to GST or HST on top of the purchase price. This, however, does not apply to resale properties.

THE JOURNEY TO HOME ownership

takes patience and years of diligent saving. While it starts with a down payment, there can be unexpected costs that come up as a surprise. Prospective buyers need to set aside money in addition to the down payment. Here are some “unexpected” costs you should plan for: » Inspection and appraisal fees: Home inspections should be conducted to check for major issues prior to buying a new property. Inspections, which cost up to $700, assess conditions including the foundation, heating, roofing and electrical. Mortgage lenders may require an appraisal to corroborate the value of the property against the amount being borrowed. Expect to pay around $200 for the property valuation. A property survey may also be necessary to verify boundaries and measurements of the land being sold, which can cost $1,000. » Legal fees: Legal representation is needed to ensure that all required documentation is processed in a timely manner. A lawyer will handle mortgage details, conduct a title search to ensure that the seller of the property is the owner, register a new title, and hand over the keys. Expect to pay up to $2,500. 54 YPNEXTHOME.CA

» Mortgage insurance: Mortgages issued with down payments less than 20 per cent incur a one-time insurance premium against payment default. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. mortgage insurance covers the lender and can cost between 1.8 to 3.6 per cent of the mortgage principal. In lieu of a single payment, lenders allow the premium to be added to the mortgage, subject to the same interest rate of the agreement. The premium can cost you thousands of dollars. If a down payment under 20 per cent is unavoidable, try to get the best mortgage rates to maximize savings on interest. » Home insurance: Home insurance protects the property and its contents in case of damage or theft. It also provides liability protection in case of injury. Home insurance isn’t regulated in Canada so it’s important to know what a policy covers. Depending on the provider, premiums can be paid monthly or via a lump sum for the year. » Land transfer tax: A land transfer tax (LTT) is charged whenever a property changes hands. While the amount varies for each province, the LTT is calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of the home. Some municipalities, like Toronto,

» Property taxes: Property taxes can amount to a few thousand dollars. Divide the amount by 12 to gauge the impact of the additional monthly payment. Also consider a probable increase. » Recurring monthly costs, maintenance, and renovations: Monthly charges should be budgeted and can include utilities, condo fees and connections to services such as cable and Internet. A larger new home could cost more to heat and cool. The costs to renovate a kitchen or to repair faulty plumbing can add up quickly. While maintenance may not be necessary in a given year, repairs are inevitable. It’s a good idea to set aside three to five per cent of the home’s purchase price for ongoing maintenance and upgrades. » The bottom line: From an assortment of fees, taxes and insurance to regular maintenance, hidden home-ownership costs can come as a surprise. Set aside extra funds to cover these expenses. The last thing you want is to come up short on unexpected charges and have a deal on a dream home fall through.

Alyssa Furtado is the founder and CEO of ratehub.ca, a mortgage rate comparison site that aims to empower Canadians to make smart financial decisions.


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Need a little luck to find that perfect home? By Elisa Krovblit WANT TO LIVE AT lucky number

seven? Would you ever live on the 13th floor? How superstitious are you, and how much would it affect your next home purchase? You might not think that finding the perfect home has much to do with luck and superstition, but for some, it’s on the list. You have to do your research and check out the tangible factors, but it just so happens that the wrong number can stigmatize a property and hurt the price — or add value because of a luck factor. Numerology plays highly into real estate superstition, because it’s so integral — street names, street numbers, floor numbers, suite numbers and even sale prices. Home pricing strategy, says realtor Yan Gurevich, is affected by numerology and personal connections to lucky or unlucky numbers, and to personal and sometimes weird preferences. He notes that you’ll see numbers that add to a specific lucky number, or the inclusion of repeated numbers, like an “888” price point. So what are the lucky — and not so lucky — numbers? 4 UNLUCKY

Tetraphobia. In Chinese it sounds like the word for death so 4, and any number with a digit of 4 is to be avoided: 40, 444, 441. Numerous buildings exclude the fourth floor. You may find buildings like hotels, apartments and even hospitals without a fourth floor and even without a room number 4. In fact, Vancouver has had an increasing problem with developers wanting to omit the fourth floor, 14th floor and any other floor with the number 4 — even excluding suites with the number 4. According to Chief 56 YPNEXTHOME.CA

Building Officer Pat Ryan, as reported in the Vancouver Sun November 2015, it was becoming a safety issue, and the city issued a bulletin to developers that removing floors for cultural or superstitious reasons would have to stop, citing that, for example, it could pose a danger to firefighters in case of emergency, who would not be able to rely on finding an actual floor by numerical sequence if random numbers were arbitrarily missing in some buildings. 7 LUCKY

Whether it’s the number of days it took the divine to create the world or the fact that 7 is a number that repeats itself in too many obvious

ways — 7 seas, 7 colours in the rainbow’s spectrum, 7 notes on the scale — it’s lucky and it’s worked out well for playoff games and James Bond (007) too. My house address is number 7, and without fail, everyone that has ever visited has remarked that my home is lucky. I can’t disagree — it’s been good to me. 8 LUCKY

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9 UNLUCKY

In Japanese, 9 sounds like the word for torture or suffering and is to be avoided. 13 UNLUCKY

Triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13, has long been a superstition. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Whether it stems from The Last Supper in the Christian faith, where Judas was the 13th apostle to sit at the table, or from Viking lore, we’ll never know — but it’s among the most famous of superstitions, enough so that a great number of buildings — rentals, condos and office buildings — don’t offer a 13th floor. 17 UNLUCKY

In Italy, 17 is not a welcome number. The Roman numerals for 17 (XVII) are an anagram for VIXI — a term implying you’re dead, similar to the term RIP (Rest In Peace). You don’t want your address denoting you’re dead. Real estate, in turn, rules out 17 — which is easier and less intrusive than ruling out the number 4! 18 LUCKY

In Hebrew, the same digits are used for letters and numbers, so every word can be read as a number and every number can be sounded out. The digits for 18 are read as the word “life” which is invested with a belief of luck, especially luck to live a long life. To live at number 18 or on the 18th floor would invest the residence with luck for a long life. 666 EVIL

From the book of Revelations, John The Apostle’s reference to ‘The number of the beast’ (chapter 13) is associated with Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. Though in Chinese culture, the pronunciation of 666 sounds like “things going smoothly” so the number is favourable. I once had a colleague who lived at 668. She joked that she was ”The Neighbour of the 58 YPNEXTHOME.CA

Beast.” This one is pretty universal. There are other superstitions and signs of luck in real estate, beyond buying a home with a yard full of four-leaf clovers on St. Patrick’s Day. The colour red is a symbol of luck in Chinese culture and occasionally comes up, from the paint palette to the marketing material of new developments. Some agents and homeowners believe that burying a little statue of St. Joseph will help their home sell. There are a few differing views about how the statue should be buried, though all agree that the statue

should be wrapped to keep it clean as a sign of respect. You can buy a St. Joseph House Selling Statue Kit online. Feng Shui is also given some consideration. If a property has bad energy or no flow, it can be a deterrent for a sale. Feng Shui can even relate to a residence’s placement on a street and how the energy will interact with the flow in the neighbourhood. A home at the T of an intersection can get too much chi too fast, and that’s not good. But for now, may luck be with you for your real estate ventures.


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Property Profile | MARLIN SPRING DEVELOPMENTS

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CANVAS CONDOMINIUM by Marlin Spring Developments offers incredible value in Danforth Village, a neighbourhood surrounded by Toronto’s most vibrant and beloved communities, but with a rapidly evolving flavour of its own. Although well established, a surge in new infrastructure and development is impelling growth and pushing real estate values even higher while also bringing exciting changes to the streetscape itself. Marlin Spring knew Canvas had to be special and that it had to stand out, while still managing to preserve the integrity of the neighbourhood. The talented team at Graziani & Corazza Architects were up to the task. “Our architectural inspiration was recalling traditional ‘main street’ attributes in a more contemporary fashion,” says founding partner Enzo Corazza. “We established a rhythm for the commercial ground floor that reflected the cadence of Danforth. Specifically, the window fabric, proportions and use of brick. Materiality

was very important for this design, and finding the right balance of masonry and glazing that not only achieved our design esthetic, but also complemented the neighbourhoods.” The eight-storey condominium features sleek glass and articulated brick on the exterior to create dynamic contrast. The design terraces back as it gets higher, which creates a wide variety of suite sizes and the opportunity for large balconies and terraces. A great selection of indoor and outdoor amenities (including fitness centre and yoga studio) are integrated into the community for residents to enjoy, but Corazza says it’s the rooftop terrace with fireplace lounge, barbecue dining alcove, sundeck and bocce court that steals the show. “We believe residents are looking


“Our architectural inspiration was recalling traditional ‘main street’ attributes in a more contemporary fashion”

for an amenity space that becomes an extension of their personal living area,” he says. “Canvas definitely offers that.” Although the architects can’t take credit for the terrific city-skyline and Lake Ontario views, they certainly used them to the best possible advantage. Interiors by U31 Inc. live up to the same high standards, with the finest

finishes elevating each unit. Catering to working professionals, couples and small families, the extensive selection of suites in one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, twobedroom and two-bedroom-plusden configurations is designed with just the right balance of privacy and seclusion.

Danforth Village is the perfect location for contemporary urban dwellers who want to live a fun, balanced life within a few blocks of home. Local restaurants offer some of the city’s most authentic multi-cultural cuisines. Fresh food markets, artisan bakeries, galleries and cosy craft shops are joining the abundance of pharmacies, grocery stores, banks and hardware stores that make Danforth as convenient as it is engaging. Commuting to downtown is quick and easy with the subway and GO train station so close. Nature lovers will appreciate that the Don Valley Greenbelt Parklands start just north of Canvas. Winding through lush parks and conservation lands, a network of trails for hiking, biking or just strolling in nature extends all the way to the lake. With impeccable midrise style and lots of outdoor spaces both private and shared, Canvas Condominium is another beautifully thoughtout community where the focus is on creating superior value for generations to come. Prices start in the mid-$200’s. Discover more today by registering at canvascondos.ca. NOV 19 - DEC 3, 2016  |  NEW CONDO GUIDE  61


Advice | MAKE YOUR MOVE

Blizzards, black ice and moving trucks, oh my! By Chuck Resnick

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in the daily forecast isn’t a popular choice for many Canadians. It’s cold and slippery; but with some extra safety precautions, winter moving also has many advantages. Moving last minute? No problem, if it’s during the cold months. Choosing to move in the “off season” – sometime between November and March – can save you time and money. Summer is the busiest season for moving companies. This means you must be well prepared, booking six to eight weeks in advance to ensure your preferred moving company is available. Not only are they higher in demand but generally their rates are also more expensive. Some companies may be more willing to negotiate their rates during the winter months as they’re competing for business during the slow season. Likewise, less rush and stress for companies in the winter means you get their best employees resulting in a higher quality of service. With everything booked, now comes the packing. Follow these tips for a relaxed and toasty move – no matter what’s going on outside those frosted windows. » Have a contingency plan. Keep up to date with local weather forecasts and change your plans accordingly. If a big snowfall or freezing rain is expected the morning of your move day, don’t risk it. » Carry extra warm clothes for you 62 YPNEXTHOME.CA

and your family – including hats, gloves and snow pants. Pack these ahead of time and clearly label them so you can locate them immediately. » Remember your items will be in a non-heated environment for a while. Ensure your plants, electronics and liquids are properly packed and protected from the cold. » Allow extra time on the move day – cold weather slows things down. Additionally, rushing in the winter can lead to accidents and injuries. » Have driveways and sidewalks cleared of snow before the movers arrive. Your driveway needs to be ploughed wider than usual – enough to allow the moving truck’s loading ramp to be positioned as close to your front door as possible. Lay plywood down on muddy or slushy areas. Slipping can not only lead to dropped boxes and broken possessions but also personal injury.

» Quality movers will use floor runners to protect your floors in high traffic area but for extra protection inside, cover your floors to protect them from tracked-in snow, mud, and salt. » Drive safe. Make sure maintenance and service on your vehicles is current. Check the air pressure on your tires and ensure the trunk is equipped with emergency kits (matches, flashlight, food), blankets, and shovels. Drive slowly with extra caution. » Be certain that your heating company for your new home is aware of your move in day. Wintertime moving doesn’t have to be wet and miserable. With these reminders, you’ll be packed up, moved and basking in the warmth of your new home before you know it. Chuck Resnick is vice-president of marketing and operations, Two Men and a Truck Canada. twomenandatruck.ca


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contemporary condominium, Affinity, to the rediscovered neighbourhood of Aldershot in Burlington. Lush trees and foliage create a canopy above waterfront trails and parks, and near-by stores, services and transit provide a network of everything you need – come and witness where your new lifestyle could begin. The grand opening of Affinity Condominiums took place on Saturday, Nov. 5. Rosehaven Homes, known for building beautiful affordable luxury homes in Southwestern Ontario, is pushing the envelope and applying an attention to detail and long construction history to the world of the condominium. The two, six-storey buildings of Affinity will 64 YPNEXTHOME.CA

certainly be a fresh face for Plains Road East. “We feel these buildings truly relate to the unique needs of condo living,” says Heather Weeks, marketing manager at Rosehaven Homes. “We can’t wait to bring these innovative residences to Aldershot.” Contemporary in their architecture, the modern buildings of Affinity are designed with active lifestyles in mind. There is a gym in each of the two buildings, making morning


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workouts a breeze, while party rooms and rooftop terraces in each building are ideal for entertaining. You’ll be pleased to bring your guests through the sophisticated lobbies – designed with sleek finishes and marble accents – each with the advantage of its own mail room. You can explore the buildings with an interactive scale model that takes you through floor plans, suite locations and amenities throughout the property. Be sure to visit the sales centre and

tour the model suite. The Cascade floor plan exemplifies Affinity’s thoughtfully designed layouts that make the most of your space – you can truly experience what your next home could be. Ranging from onebedroom to two-bedroom-plus-den, the units provide perfect launch pads for getting in the flow and are the ultimate spots to land after a long day. Contemporary finishes like sleek quartz countertops, glass tile backsplashes and wide plank laminate

flooring add elements of style at every turn. Naturally, light is always top of mind in a Rosehaven-built home and the windows of Affinity ensure you can truly let the outdoors in. Speaking of the outdoors, Affinity is surrounded by fresh-air opportunities. Step outside and instantly connect to recreation and activities – bike lanes, hiking trails, waterfront walks – it’s all here. It takes no time to discover that the neighbouring swimming pool, tennis courts, ice arena and sailing club are all around the corner and you’ll quickly become a professional birdwatcher when you walk the pathways that follow the tranquil shoreline of Lake Ontario. When it comes to getting to and from Affinity, the nearby GO train station provides easy commuting to the city while the local bus stops virtually at the front door, connecting riders to shopping, dining and the cultural highlights of Burlington and beyond. Affinity is a place where homeowners become one with their neighbourhood and surroundings. Experience your new lifestyle. Be sure to visit the Affinity sales centre and tour the well-appointed model suite.

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holiday rush. As we enter the final weeks of 2016, now is a particularly good time to sit down with your advisor to see what you can do to reduce your 2016 tax bill.” “The most effective tax planning occurs throughout the year,” says Golombek. “Chances are that you’re leaving money on the table if you don’t know what tax credits and benefits are available to you, or if you miss the year-end deadline for some of them.” Golombek discusses various taxplanning opportunities in his new report, 2016 Year End Tax Tips. He recommends talking to an expert to ensure you’re aware of changes

to federal and provincial tax credits. For example, 2016 is the final year to claim certain federal tax credits for families, children and students, including Children’s Arts & Fitness Tax Credits and Education and Text Book Credits. As well, new tax credits introduced in 2016 can also provide additional savings for seniors, caregivers and teachers. 3 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR TAX BILL 1. Pre-pay any 2017 Children’s Arts & Fitness Activities before Dec. 31 to take advantage of the final year of up to $250 of expenses on artistic …continued on page 70


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“Chances are that you’re leaving money on the table if you don’t know what tax credits and benefits are available to you, or if you miss the year-end deadline for some of them”

or cultural activities through the Children’s Arts Tax Credit and up to $500 of expenses on physical activity programs through the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit. 2. Renovate for home accessibility - The new Home Accessibility Tax Credit will permit a claim equal to 15 per cent of up to $10,000 for renovations to assist seniors and those eligible for the disability tax credit to be more mobile or functional in their home. 3. Stock up on school supplies – The new School Supply Tax Credit will help compensate teachers and early educators for school supply expenses they incur in the year. “There may be things you can do now to realize tax savings when you file your 2016 return in the new year. So don’t wait until the last minute. Let a professional advisor help you navigate the tax rules,” says Golombek. The poll also found that 61 per cent of Canadians received a tax refund in 2015. Moreover, half (50 per cent) agreed that getting a refund is a sign of good tax planning and only one quarter (26 per cent) disagreed, highlighting the need to seek financial expertise and advice. 70 YPNEXTHOME.CA

KEY POLL FINDINGS: Time of the year Canadians typically think about their taxes: January - February, it’s on my list of New Year’s resolutions March - April, just before I file my tax return May - June, once my tax return has been assessed July - August, when I have more free time September - October, when everyone is back to school or back to work November - December, to meet the Dec. 31 deadline Tax planning is a year-round priority for me Never, I don’t like to think about taxes I don’t know

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TRENDS COME AND GO, but some things are timeless. Knowing where to make a little extra investment into your condo will help not just with resale value down the road, but also with creating that warm and inviting space that makes it “home.” To kick-start the metamorphosis from cookie-cutter to one-of-a-kind, here are my top 10 upgrade options to consider: 72 YPNEXTHOME.CA

In the kitchen 1. Cabinetry: In an open plan, upgrading the cabinetry means improving the view from every angle. Wood is both a hot trend and an ageless classic, so consider skipping the safe white or nearblack espresso and going with the grain, so to speak, such as a gorgeous, textural walnut stained in a medium grey hue.

2. Hardware: Why invest in new cabinets and settle for standard hardware? Even existing cupboards will benefit from the facelift provided by this relatively inexpensive upgrade. Try pairing sleek pulls for the bottom cabinets, with a contrasting knob for the uppers. Also consider upgrading doorknobs and other oft-forgotten hardware details to achieve true bespoke appeal.


3. Backsplash: A mirrored backsplash dramatically opens the visual space, making 800 sq. ft. feel like 1,600! Plus, there will be no trendy tile patterns that will grow dated in a few years. One of my favourites is a grey glass that gives a warm, smoky character to the reflection for sophisticated elegance, with minimal cuts for a seamless look. 4. Countertop: I love mixing different materials to get a sense of contrast between the island top and the main counters. There’s nothing wrong with pairing clean quartz and rich marble. To save costs, invest in a beautiful material for the island where it will be shown off, and save the standard finish for the back counters where they draw less attention. OPPOSITE PAGE: This kitchen renovation by Toronto Interior Design Group features added lighting to highlight the new island top, and a mirrored backsplash to double the space, as well as upgraded cabinetry and hardware. BOTTOM: A simple focal point gives the

eye the direction it craves. RIGHT: The custom open vanity provides storage for essentials without occupying too much visual space, despite its weighty, masculine appeal.

“Create a focal wall to balance the visual weight of built-in features like cabinetry” In the bathroom 5. Tiling: Taking the tile from floor to ceiling creates a polished look essential to a feeling of spa-like luxury – a key to both market value and for your own day-to-day feeling of relaxation. Try a 1/3 offset pattern for subtle movement. 6. Shower: Once you have beautiful tiling in place, show it off with a glass shower panel rather than a curtain. If your space doesn’t already have one, you’ll find it almost essential for resale down the road. Allow for at least a 22-inch opening, or use a glass door for access. 7. Vanity: Storage is important, but so is feeling like you have room to move and breathe. A vanity with legs and plenty of open space will expand your bathroom without knocking down any walls. This custom unit gave my client functional shelving without eating up more of the room than necessary.

In the living room: 8. Lighting: I have worked on many

condo renovations that involved concrete ceilings where no extra lighting could be added – or so you thought! A dropped ceiling panel added over your island will reduce the perception of lofty ceiling height, while allowing for the installation of pot lights or pendants. Adding this extra layer of light avoids harsh shadows and dim spots. 9. Floor: In a small space, avoiding breaks between flooring provides the illusion of greater square footage. Let one hardwood run throughout as much area as possible (even through the kitchen) for a harmonious look that seems to go on forever. 10. Focal point: Last, but not least, create a focal wall to balance the visual weight of built-in features like cabinetry. This may seem like a superficial upgrade, but even just one large mirror will open the space while providing the visual anchor, enhancing the way you and your guests psychologically perceive the rest of your material investments.

Yanic Simard is New Condo Guide’s design editor, principal designer of award-winning Toronto Interior Design Group (tidg.ca), and regular guest expert on City’s Cityline. Check out Yanic’s accessory line, Yanic Simard Selected, by visiting online at ysselected.com

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Site Telephone TH* C* Evo Condos + Towns evocondos.com • The KIP District thekipdistrict.com • Selene Metrogate 416-293-5535 • Imagine Condos 416-367-7303 On The Go Mimico 647-692-8417 • Sweet Life Condos 647-351-5440 • Backyard Neighbourhood Condos backyardcondos.com Altitude 416-321-1659 • Islington Terrace 416-645-8862 • Bloor Vista at Islington Terrace 416-645-8862 • Hunt Club Terrace 416-698-3020 • Cloud 9 Condominiums 416-747-0199 • Cloud 9 Condominiums 416-747-0199 • Guildwood 416-266-3655 • Sail Condominiums sailcondos.ca • Residences at The Hunt Club 416-699-1711 • Upper Beach Club upperbeachclub.com • Upper Beach Club upperbeachclub.com • Key West Condominium keywesttorontocondo.com Lago 647-347-5930 • Royal York Urban Towns 416-901-0206 • Dwell City Towns 416-259-2525 • Humber Mews 416-259-2525 • Harmony Village 416-493-0123 • Eleven Superior 416-259-8882 • Joy Condos joycondos.com • Trinity Ravine Towers 647-876-5433 • Terrace on Danforth 416-987-7575 • The Step 416-798-7070 • Triumph at Valhalla 416-233-5554 • Waterscapes 416-495-3544 • Waterscapes 416-495-3544 • West Village 416-620-1887 • Vivid Condos 416-239-8200 • Connexion at Islington northstarhomesinc.com • Avani At Metrogate 416-293-5535 • Avani 2 At Metrogate 416-293-5535 • Jade Condominiums 416-762-8818 • Haven On The Bluffs 416-2611-9555 • Me Condos 416-430-0003 • Me Condos 2 416-430-0003 • The Kennedys Condominiums KennedyCondos.com • Spice Urban Towns 416-932-3443 •

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MENKES DEVELOPMENTS INC.

Harbour Plaza

416-591-7700 •

2

Concord Adex

The Lakefront

thelakefront.ca

3

MATTAMY HOMES

Vita On The Lake

mattamyhomes.com •

4

TRIDEL CORPORATION

Aquabella Bayside Toronto

tridel.com

4

TRIDEL CORPORATION

Aqualina at Bayside Toronto

4

TRIDEL CORPORATION

5

THE DANIELS CORPORATION

from $350,000

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14F

12F

from $290,000

2F

from $1200,000

16E

416-514-2710

from $336,000

16E

AquaVista at Bayside Toronto

416-514-2710

from $814,000

16E

Exchange Condos

exchangecondos.ca

10 GREAT GULF

Twenty Lombard

416-499-8883

from $543,000

16K

15 THE DANIELS CORPORATION

Lighthouse East Tower Condominium Residences

416-221-3939

from $350,000

16F

58 GREAT GULF

Monde

416-466-8885 •

from $340,000

17E

60 CANALFA GROUP

Liberty Central by the Lake Two

416-537-0047

from $320,000

11F

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12F

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416-259-8882

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Hearthstone by the Bay

416-259-4466

6

SCOLLARD DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Boathaus

boathaus.ca

from $197,900

22I

11 MATTAMY HOMES

Waterscapes

416-495-3544

from $413,990

13B

18 MATTAMY HOMES

Riva Del Lago

647-347-5930

from $806,000

24C

28 EMPIRE COMMUNITIES

Eau Du Soleil - Waterfront Condominiums

416-503-3328

from $500,000

25B

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Seasons Condominiums

34 PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL 47 THE DANIELS CORPORATION

Telephone TH* C* concordseasons.ca

Pinnacle Uptown

905-568-9000

ARC Daniels Erin Mills

905-306-6996

1

VANDYK GROUP OF COMPANIES

The Craftsman

craftsmancondos.com

2

THE DANIELS CORPORATION

Olivia Marie Gardens

905-874-8880

3

CASTLERIDGE HOMES

The Clairington

905-793-0002

3

PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL

4

Price Range

Page

Finder

18-19

5N

from $290,000

5

19K

from $300,000

15

17M

from $310,000

21N

from $200,000

14K

from $230,000

16E

The Marquee Townhomes on the Park 905-568-9000

from $720,000

20K

CONSERVATORY GROUP

Mirage

905-232-2400

from $260,000

20K

5

AMACON

Block Nine

905-273-9333

from $200,000

20L

5

URBAN CAPITAL

M City

mcitycondos.com

from $199,000

20L

6

MATTAMY HOMES

The Residences of Creekshore Common mattamyhomes.com

from $406,000

14R

7

SYMMETRY DEVELOPMENTS

Lake & East Condominium Residences

9

EMPIRE COMMUNITIES

lakeandeast.com

from $350,000

16S

Senses Condominiums

905-845-7246

from $195,000

17Q

10 AMACON

The Residences at Parkside Village

905-273-9333

11 ADI DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Station West

adidevelopments.com

from $200,000

5N

11 ADI DEVELOPMENT GROUP

The West Condominiums at Stationwest adidevelopments.com

from $190,000

5N

12 SPALLACCI HOMES

101 Locke Condos

13 GREAT GULF

The Chelsea

14 PEMBERTON GROUP

Rosedale Village Golf & Country Club 905-799-5000

15 ADI DEVELOPMENT GROUP

Link2 Condos+Lofts

905-592-2028

16 VANDYK GROUP OF COMPANIES

Windows on the Green

905-822-3333

17 PEMBERTON GROUP

Downtown Erin Mills Condominiums 905-630-6300

17 PEMBERTON GROUP

101lockecondos.com

21K

905-844-1605

5N •

from $220,000

16P

from $204,000

13F

from $225,000

5M

from $410,000

19N

from $320,000

18M

Downtown Erin Mills Condominiums Tower 2 905-603-6300

from $320,000

18M

19 METROLY DEVELOPMENTS

The 6ixth

the6ixthtowns.com

from $300,000

16P

20 CARRIAGE GATE HOMES

The Berkeley Downtown Burlington theberkeleycondo.com

from $340,000

5M

21 VALERY HOMES

Royal Connaught Phase II

royalconnaught.com

from $300,000

5N

21 SPALLACCI HOMES

Royal Connaught Phase II

royalconnaught.com

from $300,000

5N

30 PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL

Pinnacle Grand Park 2

905-276-3981

from $266,000

20L

30 PINNACLE INTERNATIONAL

Pinnacle Grand Park

905-276-3981

from $300,000

20L

45 EMPIRE COMMUNITIES

Rain Condominiums

empirerainsenses.com

from $350,000

17Q

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1

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Telephone TH* C* Price Range

Page

Finder

Indigo Condiminiums

905-553-1430

from $320,000

9

9E

13 LIBERTY DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Legacy Park

905-731-8302

from $300,000

26 & 27

10G

15 GERANIUM HOMES

Pace on Main

905-591-1071

from $370,000

63

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31 PEMBERTON GROUP

Sky City 2

905-709-5700

from $350,000

Insert

12F

32 LIBERTY DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Royal Gardens

from $303,000

27

15F

47 TREASURE HILL HOMES

Shift

from $390,000

49

16A

905-889-9997 treasurehill.com

1

LIBERTY DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Cosmos III Condominiums

cosmoscondos.ca

from $250,000

6G

2

ROYAL PINE HOMES

Hampton Place

royalpinecondos.com

from $390,000

9C

2

GERANIUM HOMES

Vista Flats and Towns at Cardinal Point geraniumhomes.com

from $390,000

9C

3

TRIBUTE COMMUNITIES

Varley

905-604-1477

from $550,000

19F

4

TRIDEL CORPORATION

Renaissance of Richmond Hill

416-736-9500

from $795,000

14E

5

LINDVEST

Grand Cornell Brownstones in Markham 905-294-6161

from $340,000

23F

6

ARMOUR HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENTS

The Sorrento

from $400,000

13B

8

WYVIEW GROUP

Unionville gardens

from $200,000

18F

from $277,000

12E

from $320,000

1G

289-637-1777 unionvillegardens.com

10 GREAT LANDS CORP.

The Beverly Hills Resort Residences

11 DUKA DEVELOPMENTS

Oggi Boutique Townhomes

16 PODIUM DEVELOPMENTS

University Studios

17 REMINGTON GROUP

York Condos Downtown Markham

905-882-6636

oggitowns.com

universitystudios.ca

from $150,000

25 B

905-948-9900

from $650,000

1&F

31 PEMBERTON GROUP

Sky City

905-709-5700

from $300,000

12F

32 45 CHARLES LTD.

Royal Gardens

905-889-9997

from $303,000

15F

32 SIGNATURE COMMUNITIES

TAO Boutique Condos

905-597-2535

from $364,000

15F

34 SIERRA HOMES

68 Main Street

905-305-0822

from $250,000

21E

40 NOVA TRIMAX

Allegra

905-850-6866

from $200,000

1F

41 QUADCAM DEVELOPMENT GROUP INC

Vista Parc Condominiums

905-850-8883

from $200,000

3F

43 G GROUP DEVELOPMENT/GUIZZETTI CORPORATION

Grand Palace

905-907-4370

from $250,000

12E

43 G GROUP DEVELOPMENT/GUIZZETTI CORPORATION

Grand Palace Phase I

905-907-4370

43 G GROUP DEVELOPMENT/GUIZZETTI CORPORATION

Grand Palace Phase II

905-907-4370

from $250,000

12E

44 LIBERTY DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Centro Square Condos

905-851-8887

from $333,000

5F

45 KYLEMORE COMMUNITIES

The 6th Angus Glen

905-887-9950

from $625,000

19E

46 PLAZA

The Met

pureplaza.com

from $660,000

6F

12E

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47

Liberty Development Corp. - Legacy Park

Aspen Ridge Homes - Scenic on Eglinton

37

Liberty Development Corp. - Royal Gardens

27

Aspen Ridge Homes - Studio on Richmond

37

Liberty Development Corp. - The Village Residences

25

Aspen Ridge Homes - The Jack

37

Liberty Development Corp. - World on Yonge

27

Madison Homes - Zigg Condos

35

Mattamy Homes - J Davis House

BC

Bazis Inc. - No1 Yorkville Biddington Homes - J Davis House Camrost - Felcorp - The Foxbar Collection at Blue Diamond

3 BC 1

Canadian Property Investor - Promo

66

Concert Properties - The KIP District

43

Concord Adex - Seasons Condominiums

Menkes Developments Inc. - 365 Church

Insert

Menkes Developments Inc. - 87 Peter

Insert

Menkes Developments Inc. - Fabrik

Insert

Menkes Developments Inc. - Harbour Plaza

Insert

Menkes Developments Inc. - The Eglinton Yonge at Heart

Insert

Pemberton Group - Corporate

Insert

18-19

Cresford Development Corp. - CASA II

IBC

Cresford Development Corp. - CASA III

IBC

Cresford Development Corp. - Corporate

88 & IBC Pemberton Group - Indigo Condiminiums

Cresford Development Corp. - Halo Residences on Yonge

IBC

Cresford Development Corp. - The Clover on Yonge

IBC

Cresford Development Corp. - VOX

IBC

Pemberton Group - Sky City 2

Diam Developments - On The Danforth

71

ELAD Canada - Fifth on the Park

31

ELAD Canada - The Colours of Emerald City

31

ELAD Canada - The Park Club Emerald City

31

Empire Communities - Corporate

26 & 27

6-7

9

Insert

Pemberton Group - TEN93 Queen West

8

Pinnacle International - Pinnacle Uptown

5

Plaza - Corporate

22-23

Plaza - Epic

22-23

Rockport Group - George Condos+Towns

69

Silvercreek Communities - The Residences of the Hotel McGibbon 51 The Daniels Corporation - ARC Daniels Erin Mills

15

The Daniels Corporation - Model Suite Of The Month

85

63

Treasure Hill Homes - Shift

49

Great Gulf - Home Power + Adelaide

13

Treasure Hill Homes - Time

49

Harhay Developments - One Eleven Condominiums & Lofts

67

Tridel Corporation - Selene Metrogate

Lalu Canada - Evo Condos + Townsz

57

Urban Capital - Harris Square

41

Lanterra Developments - Rodeo Drive 2 Condominiums

59

What’s Online - Promo

87

Fieldgate Homes - Zigg Condos

35

Fieldgate Urban - Heartwood the Beach

55

Geranium Homes - Pace on Main

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