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January 11 - 25, 2014 Volume 22 Issue 1

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

PLANNING POLICIES FOR BETTER GROWTH

CHOOSING BETWEEN A FIXED & VARIABLE RATE MORTGAGE

2014 DÉCOR TREND WATCH


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on the cover

p. 32

community focus features 24 Kleinburg

January 11 - 25, 2014 Volume 22 Issue 1

Fieldgate Homes

Get ready for another great year in this popular family community

arista homes

36 Markham

Madison Homes

Celebrating 20 years of home-building excellence

presents a striking new model home in Cornell Rouge

68 Etobicoke

Tiffany Park Homes

Contemporary townhome living on Islington Avenue

See page 32 for our cover story

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

PLANNING POLICIES FOR BETTER GROWTH

CHOOSING BETWEEN A FIXED & VARIABLE RATE MORTGAGE

2014 DÉCOR TREND WATCH


regular and special features in every issue

in the news

4 Editor’s Note 10 Contributors 44 Hot Dates 102 Ad Index

18

The Daniels Corporation

62

Economy

38

Kylemore Communities

66

Housing market

Year in Review

70

columnists

14

BILD

Report

Planning policies must evolve for growth to work by Bryan Tuckey

16

Tarion

Report

Get to know your new home by Howard Bogach

20 Industry Insider

42

Celebrating Regent Park’s Revitalization

Holiday party collects hundreds of toys for York Region families A look back at 2013 OHBA Awards of Distinction winners

Better days ahead for most provincial economies in 2014 Toronto market performance calms concerns of correction

 osehaven Homes R & Averton Homes

join forces to bring better new home selection to Mount Albert

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Taking care of business by David Hirsh

28 Mortgage Finesse

Choosing between fixed and variable rate mortgages by Calum Ross

30

Fundamentally Speaking Learning as much as you can about mortgages is time well spent by Wayne Karl

34

Taxing Issues

New Year’s Resolutions by Henry Choo Chong

40

Legally Speaking

The importance of the pre-closing inspection by Jayson Schwarz

92

Designer Advice Trend watch 2014 by Yanic Simard

homebuyers’ help

95

Resource Section

99

GTA Hot Sheet

Mortgage Calculator and Rate Table Two pages of new openings, new releases and preview registrations

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//editor’s note

Taking advantage while you can Low interest rates are still in your favour

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Susan Legge

Editor-in-chief Wall2Wall Media Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge Like us on Facebook. Search: New Home Guide

he Bank of Canada’s latest announcement to hold its interest rate target at one per cent does not come as a surprise. The rate has been holding at that level since September 2010, which is good news if you’re in the market for a mortgage. There are many excellent mortgage products available from banks and brokers that will suit your individual needs, and could well be lower than posted bank rates, which are currently hovering around three per cent for a variable rate. With a pre-approval in hand, you’re protected if rates rise; if they go down, you’ll likely get an even lower rate. A pre-approval can be a win-win situation for shoppers, since it means you don’t have to wait to get financing

approval on a home when you put in an offer. This is an especially good tool to have when markets are hot. Removing the “conditional on financing” clause could mean your offer is accepted first since you already have your financing in place. So when will rates rise? It’s anyone’s guess, but most experts agree it’s unlikely there will be any significant movement until mid 2014. However, we can’t assume that will be the case, and you shouldn’t wait too long to get pre-approved for a mortgage. It can take a few days. Many lenders offer online pre-approvals to make the process faster and easier. Start the New Year off right by taking advantage while you still can.

Resolve to plan carefully in 2014 Low rates mean opportunity, but not at any cost

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Wayne Karl

Editor Wall2Wall Media Wayne.Karl@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl Like us on Facebook. Search: New Home Guide

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he past year certainly presented some interesting times – simultaneous talk of slowdowns and soft landings in some markets, increases, upticks and value gains in others. Indeed, now more than ever, housing and economic conditions serve as reminders of how local real estate is. What’s going on in one part of the country or province or in a specific property type, may be completely different from another. On the positive side as we head into 2014 are interest rates that are still at or near historic lows, with the next Bank of Canada rate announcement to come Jan. 22. Many experts don’t expect

rates to begin rising until mid-year at least, while cautioning that Canadians should not confuse cheap money – if they qualify – with free money. The BoC continually keeps a close eye on household debt and other signposts for any warnings that we’re taking on more debt than we should. Fixed versus variable rate? Long versus short? Open versus closed? These are among the questions you may be pondering as you prepare for your next steps as a homebuyer. Your best strategy? Meet with your broker or banker to see how you can take advantage of these opportunities, without getting in over your head.


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Happy holidays from your friends. For the last sixty years, Menkes has been a central chapter in the life storeys of so many. From spacious, single family homes in friendly neighbourhoods to sleek and contemporary condominium retreats, discover spaces that allow you to create the storeys that matter most – yours.

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contributors New home guide

vice-president, WALL2WALL MEDIA

Jacqueline Hill

editor-in-chief / director of content

Susan Legge

director of sales, national

Josh Heppner

Sales Manager New Home guide GTA, new condo guide, home décor & renovations

Conni Robinson

associate publisher, NEW home & condo guide SWO, lifestyle communities

Susan Maxwell art director

Bianca DiPietro Editor

Wayne Karl contributing Editors

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 online blog (bildblogs.ca)

Taxing Issues

Henry Choo Chong, CGA

Henry Choo Chong is a certified general accountant. Henry sits on many committees and provides accounting and tax advice to individuals and businesses in the GTA. Send your tax questions via email to Taxing Issues at: choochonghcga@ yahoo.ca

Legally Speaking

Sara Duck, Elisa Krovblit Lydia McNutt

Schwarz Law Barristers and Solicitors

senior account executive Nina Downs nina.downs@wall2wallmedia.com

Jayson Schwarz

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

senior account executive

Dionne Fraser dionne.fraser@wall2wallmedia.com Sales & marketing co-ordinator

Terry Bassett

distribution & sales co-ordinator

Jennifer Bistron

administrative assistant

Antoinette Jackson production Manager

Bala Gnanapandithan production co-ordinator

Sandra Hanak-Vujnovic graphic designers

Sandra Hanak-Vujnovic Mike Terentiev National Account Manager, Mediative

Paul Slizys

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mortgage finesse

Calum Ross

Calum Ross is senior vice-president and practicing mortgage agent with The Mortgage Centre. He has appeared on Canada AM, Investment Television, BNN and Citytv. He holds an MBA in finance and is an Accredited Mortgage Professional. He can be reached at 416.410.9905

designer advice

Yanic Simard

Yanic is design editor of New Home Guide sister publication New Condo Guide and principal designer of Toronto Interior Design Group. Yanic often applies his signature high/ low and old/new combination techniques in developing his unique designs. He has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and appears as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. Visit tidg.ca for more information.

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industry insider

David Hirsh

David Hirsh is President and CEO of Brandy Lane Corp. Hirsh prides himself on his hands-on approach to all stages of the development and building process. The company’s newest community is Wyldewood Cove, coming soon to Collingwood. Visit brandylanehomes.com

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Planning policies must evolve for growth to work » by bryan tuckey The Planning Act lays out ground rules for land-use planning in Ontario by outlining planning processes with the objective of being fair, open, accessible, timely and efficient to all involved.

Bryan Tuckey

is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and is a land-use planner who has worked for municipal, regional and provincial governments. He can be found on Twitter (twitter. com/bildgta), Facebook (facebook.com/bildgta) and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).

Section 37 of the Act refers to a specific process which allows municipalities to receive community benefits, such as public art, library expansions or road improvements, in exchange for increases in the height or density of what is otherwise permitted by the zoning bylaw. The community benefits depend on what is deemed by the municipality to be a local community need, the nature of the development application, any implementation guidelines or plans adopted by council, and the strategic objectives and policies of the municipality’s Official Plan. Every development is different. But zoning bylaws are rarely kept up to date. Neighbourhoods that would be suitable to have a highrise condo are often zoned for lowrise housing, and that leads to higher Section 37 fees for new-home buyers. According to an Altus Group report in August, the average Section 37 agreement cash contribution for the City of Toronto over the 2012-13 period was found to be $3,485 per unit. That cost comes out of the mortgage of each homebuyer. Section 37 is being discussed in the 80-day public consultation being held by the province until Jan. 10 as the Ontario government looks to improve the Land Use Planning and Appeals system. I continue to write in this space as part of BILD’s contribution to the discussion, and encourage the public to get involved as well. What I would like to highlight with Section 37 is that the zoning framework

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is outdated in most municipalities, which puts its fairness into question. Across the GTA, there are currently 260 cranes working on highrise projects – the most in North America. Most of that work is happening in Toronto, where the bylaws don’t conform with the provincial growth plan called Places to Grow, causing multiple zoning conflicts. The plan stresses intensification of development, more

Questions have been raised over whether Section 37 payments are being used for intended purposes and whether the accountability and reporting measures are in place. density, more height, to help the province accommodate the more than 100,000 people that move to the GTA every year. Questions have been raised over whether Section 37 payments are being used for intended purposes and whether the accountability and reporting measures are in place. Section 37 is a tool not easily understood, and we feel it is becoming the “go-to” solution for a community’s capital woes without understanding when it should actually be applied. It has been used in an inconsistent way. In the report on Section 37 in Toronto, the range of cost per unit was as low as $66 and as high as $11,806. More transparency and accountability need to be established in the process of determining Section 37 contributions. Bylaws need to reflect the planning realities of 2013. Early consultation would help to eliminate surprise additional costs where possible. There is definitely room for improvement, and we want to be at the forefront of any changes.


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//tarion report

Get to know your new home » by howard bogach The home building process is an exciting time, and we know you can’t wait to get a good look at your new home. Your first real chance to get a top to bottom look at

Howard bogach

is President and CEO of Tarion Warranty Corp. His column appears monthly in New Home Guide. For more information about how Tarion helps new-home buyers, visit tarion.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ TarionWarrantyCorp.

your home in its completed state will be during your PreDelivery Inspection, or PDI. When you purchase a new home or condominium, your builder is required by Tarion to conduct a PDI with you on or before the day you take possession. The PDI is more than just a first look around, it’s your opportunity to view your home in its entirety, learn about how to properly maintain it and take stock of anything that may be damaged, incomplete, missing or not working properly. You may be excited to show your new home to your friends and family, but this isn’t the time. The PDI is an important part of taking possession of your new home and deserves your full attention. If you are not able to attend yourself, you can ask someone you trust to be there on your behalf. During the inspection, you should carefully examine your home both inside and out. Look for things like chips in bathtubs and sinks, scratches on countertops, damage to floors, walls, cabinetry or other finishings, and doors and windows that are not secure or do not open and close easily. Outside, check things like the quality of brickwork and siding, whether window screens have been installed, and the appearance of the driveway and landscaping. Your builder’s representative is responsible for making notes of any areas of concern on a PDI form. Review the form carefully to make sure it’s complete. This will become the official record of the condition of your home before you moved in. In case of a disagreement between you and your builder over whether any damage occurred before or after you took possession, Tarion will refer to the notes on your PDI form. The builder is required to provide you with a copy of the completed PDI, but you may want to take your own notes as well. Feel free to take pictures of any damaged or incomplete items. If necessary, those photos can be submitted to Tarion at a later date. You should take your time looking over your new home. As a general rule of thumb, a PDI may take about an hour for every 1,000 sq. ft. of home being inspected. We’ve heard from buyers who said the condition of the home made it impossible to accurately assess any defects. Sometimes there is still too much construction dust and debris or even weather factors that prevent you from getting a good look. If this happens, make sure to note the items that could not be inspected on the PDI form.

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Use the PDI as an opportunity to ask questions and learn about how your home functions. Your builder will show you how to operate your home’s systems, like heating, electrical, air conditioning and plumbing and provide you with operating manuals. Buyers sometimes hire a professional home inspector to accompany them during the PDI. While you are welcome to bring along a trusted companion or professional, I encourage buyers to really think about the purpose of the PDI, which is to form a record of the state of your home before you take possession. You might want to consider waiting for the 30-day or year-end warranty period to hire a home inspector. You’ll have much more time to get to know your home and its systems and will have a better indication of any potential problems that your home inspector can look into. If you do hire a home inspector, I recommend you find one who is certified in conducting new construction inspections. The new-home buyer section on tarion.com has a number of resources to help you prepare for your PDI including a PDI checklist and a guide to getting ready for the PDI. You’ll also find the Homeowner Information Package, or HIP, which your builder will provide on or before your inspection date. I always recommend buyers read the HIP before their PDI. Being informed and well prepared is the best way to start your homeownership experience!

If you have questions about your warranty, visit tarion.com or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/ tarionwarrantycorp


//in the news

Celebrating

Recent Park’s Revitalization

Resurgent community stages The Journey – a new musical chronicling its history

As Toronto’s Regent Park undergoes one of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in Canadian history, its dramatic story is being brought to the stage. The Journey – A Living History of the Regent Park Revitalization, is an 80-minute musical that recently played for two sold out nights at Daniels Spectrum, the community’s new 60,000sq.-ft. cultural hub. Using a powerful combination of spoken word narrative, song, film, still images and dance, The Journey documents Regent Park’s nearly 70-year history and it’s amazing revitalization – from challenged urban neighbourhood to thriving mixed-use community, infused with a newfound sense of hope. The show is not only inspired by the real-life stories of its residents, it is mounted by their collective talents, on stage and off. These include award-winning Regent Park spoken word artists Trevlyn Kay and Britta B. (2013 Toronto International Poetry Slam Champion); Regent Park R&B singer-songwriter Steve Harmony; Regent Park School of Music graduate Charlotte Siegel and Dixon Hall alumnus and pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo. “I’m blown away by the talent,” says Henry Heillig, musical director and co-founder of the jazz ensemble Manteca. “People will hear a lot from these youngsters. Their energy and creativity is just explosive.” These future stars are backed by two electrifying, world-class performers – award-winning jazz and blues vocalist Jackie Richardson 18 New home guide GTA | january 11 - 25, 2014

(Big Mama, the Willie Mae Thornton Story); and Dora award-winning singer/ actor Sterling Jarvis (The Lion King; We Will Rock You). “Working with the script and narrators over the past four months has been a very moving experience for me,” says Anne-Marie Woods creative director and Harry Jerome Award winner for Entertainer of the Year. “The songs are heartfelt; the poetic monologues will tug at your heart strings; as an audience member you will understand the incredible journey that the community has taken – you will truly become a part of the story.“ In short, The Journey is a theatrical creation about, for and largely by the Regent Park community. “The audience (feels) the emotion, anger and frustration, but also the steadfast determination that finally leads to change. They experience the anxiety and sadness as the wrecking ball demolishes a lifetime of memories and feel the hope and exuberance as a bright new future emerges,” says Mitchell Cohen, president of The Daniels Corporation who wrote the original script and composed the songs for The Journey. “We look forward to The Journey becoming a part of the community’s creative repertoire and be continually remounted by different generations of talent,” adds Cohen. The Daniels Corporation will donate the show’s musical soundtrack to Toronto’s Artscape Foundation, which will use it to raise funds for youth programming such as ARTSPARK at Daniels Spectrum. Through the ARTSPARK program, youth conceive and produce cultural events, exhibitions and projects with guidance from industry mentors. These hands-on educational initiatives provide valuable life lessons in teamwork and expose young people to career paths in the arts.

The soundtrack can be downloaded at giveagiftgetasong.com for a minimum donation of $15.


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//industry insider

Taking care of business » by david hirsh

You may think that client care only plays a role if, and when, you buy a product or service. Customer service is typically the department that deals

David Hirsh

is President and CEO of Brandy Lane Corp. Known for his creative and innovative approach to residential design, David prides himself on his hands-on approach to all stages of the development and building process, and he believes that everyone is his client. The company’s newest community is Wyldewood Cove in Collingwood. Visit brandylanehomes.com

with issues that arise after a purchase is made. But, if a company takes client relations seriously (as they should) that simply isn’t the case. Client care needs to be an essential part of any company’s culture. It’s pretty simple - without clients, you have no business. New home client care ideally begins the second you step into a sales office. At this point, it pertains to creating a friendly environment, ensuring you are attended to and that you receive the information you require to make an informed purchase decision. You won’t necessarily meet with a Client Care Representative then, but everyone you encounter – from the receptionist, to sales agents, and anyone working on behalf of the builder – should have your best interests at heart, and be available to resolve any issues or queries you may have. Once you’ve purchased your new home or condominium, it is good client care practice to reach out to you to: first, thank you for your purchase; and second, to learn if you have any additional questions. This practice sets the tone for all future communication. Now is usually when a Client Care Representative is assigned as your main point of contact, so you know specifically who to turn to throughout the process. The next client care benchmark occurs during your design appointment, which is when you select the finishes for home and can also choose from available upgrades. Depending on your builder’s organization, it may be someone other than your Client Care Representative who takes you through this. Regardless of who you deal with, the selection of features and finishes is an important part of client care, as during that appointment, your builder representative should help you decide what choices are right for you. Prior to moving in, you’ll undertake a formal inspection of your home. The Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) is another essential component of your client care experience. Your builder should provide you with a knowledgeable representative who is informed about all facets of what will be reviewed during this assessment. The representative you deal with should also help you understand fair expectations regarding the delivery of your home. A home is not a manufactured product. It may not be 100 per cent complete at PDI, but there is certainly a level of completion and quality that you should expect. Any company worth its salt realizes that they are responsible not only for acquiring new business, but for retaining and servicing existing clients. The best thing we can do is blow your socks off with a level of service that encourages you to recommend us to family and friends. Everyone you encounter – from the minute you step into a sales office, to the moment we hand you your keys, should provide you with an exceptional level of care that makes you feel welcome and at home.

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he New Year is finally here, and there’s never been a better time to discover Impressions — a breathtaking master-planned community that features more than 70 acres of greenspace, community parks, ponds and two proposed community schools. Featuring stunning homes in an ideal location minutes from the heart of the historic village of Kleinburg. This is without a doubt one of the finest new home communities growing in the GTA. The new release features townhomes and semis, both with two-car garages, from the low $500’s and 30-ft. detached homes from the $580’s. Adding to the exceptional collection of homes available at Impressions, this new release boasts an amazing selection of brand new designs. There’s such an abundance of selection that Homebuyers are sure to find something that meets their families’ lifestyle and needs. With construction already underway, this community is certainly taking shape, and you won’t have to wait long to start enjoying life in this exquisite family home community. Also, there are a number of homes currently available with early closings. One of the many fine models currently available at Impressions is the 28-ft. semi-detached, three-bedroom, two-car garage Pichot Elevation A. Offering a stylish ...continued on pg 26

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The impressive selection of nearby amenities extends well beyond those offered by this quaint Kleinburg setting.

and functional floor plan, this 1,779 sq. ft. gem of a home is one of the most outstanding models in Fieldgate’s innovative Laneway Collection. Designed with rear-facing double-car garages, these laneway homes maximize space while allowing for breathtaking elevations at the front of the home. The Pichot’s front elevation features large windows and a charming covered porch, creating an impression of classic small town elegance. The Pichot offers the option to include a separate side door entrance as well. The interior of the home is perhaps even more remarkable. The main floor features a large formal room and a spacious gourmet kitchen. Beyond the kitchen is a Great Room, which is linked by a breezeway to the garage at the back of the home. Maximizing on space, the breezeway features both a laundry room and a powder room. Behind the Great Room and adjacent to the breezeway is an intimate courtyard, perfect for backyard barbecues. Upstairs, the master suite boasts a walk-in closet and lavish ensuite, which includes a separate oval soaker tub and shower. Bedrooms two and three offer large closets and convenient proximity to the main upstairs bathroom. The Pichot is priced from the mid $500’s. Throughout all of the GTA, there’s no place quite like the Village of Kleinburg. Perfectly nestled between the east and west branches of the Humber River, Kleinburg offers all the pleasures of small town life just minutes from the big city conveniences of Vaughan and the surrounding area. This is a place where the old and the new are weaved together to create a vibrant tapestry of inspired community living — a place that celebrates arts and culture, a place that celebrates family and friends. Kleinburg’s main street is the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon stroll past charming boutiques, cafés and restaurants. This is also a community that celebrates our nation’s rich cultural heritage: the village is famously home to The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, an exclusive showcase for Canadian art. For nature lovers, the Kortright Centre for Conservation — renown for its hiking, bird watching and outdoor education programs — is just minutes away, along with Bindertwine Park’s breathtaking walking trails, as is Copper Creek, one of the GTA’s premier golf clubs. The impressive selection of nearby amenities extends well beyond those offered by this quaint Kleinburg setting. Vaughan’s many other charming neighbourhoods also offer convenient shopping destinations — such as Vaughan Mills — boasting a host of major retailers and top name brands. Commuting is made easy with Hwys. 27, 400, 427 and 407 all just minutes away. To learn more about Impressions, visit fieldgatehomes.com today or to speak with a sales representative call 905.893.9500.

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//mortgage fitness

Doing the math

Choosing between fixed and variable rate mortgages » by calum ross Year over year, perhaps the most contested issue in the mortgage market is the age-old decision of choosing between a fixed and variable rate mortgage. Hundreds of

calum ross

is senior vice-president and practicing mortgage agent with The Mortgage Centre. He has appeared on Canada AM, Investment Television, BNN and Citytv. He holds an MBA in finance and is an Accredited Mortgage Professional. He can be reached at 416.410.9905.

thousands of dollars of personal financial research dollars have been poured into making the case and giving the final decisive pearl of wisdom to consumers. Here is some wisdom that will work in any set of market conditions, and perhaps most importantly, will help you determine the best choice for your own personal risk tolerance and financial circumstances. Anyone who suggests you should go with either a fixed or variable rate mortgage without knowing your long term goals, the longer term picture of your cash flow and your own individual risk tolerance, is a financial professional you should be very wary of. I have more than seven years of post-secondary education, I have worked directly in the global treasury operations of one of Canada’s big five banks, and I can assure you – anyone who pretends to know what is going to happen with long term interest rates is either delusional or has a grossly exaggerated opinion of themselves. At any given time, Canada’s capital markets represent about three per cent or less of global capital markets and our economy is heavily reliant on exports to our key trading partners. For Canadian mortgage consumers, no matter how closely we watch our own economy, we will always be subject to changes in our capital markets (debt and equity markets) as a result of shocks to the global system and particularly shocks to our key trading partner – the United States of America. What this means to the fixed versus variable decision is this: at any given time, there is a set spread between the difference in the discounted five-year fixed rate (the most popular long-term mortgage product) and the discounted variable rate product. This spread can increase or decrease in response to movements in the overnight lending rate set by the Bank of Canada and the Government of Canada bond market. This difference in rate represents the premium that mortgage consumers have to pay for the peace of mind that a longer term fixed mortgage offers. Conversely, the difference in savings for going variable represents the reward for taking on the extra risk of not locking in your rate and protecting yourself against future potential rate movements. In reality, the only thing a longer term fixed mortgage gives you is a guarantee against your rate and subsequently your payment moving for a longer period. In fact, it is essentially an insurance premium against interest rate risk, and like all insurance premiums, they change and are more or less valuable to different market participants.

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The difference between this longer term fixed rate and the variable rates, rise and fall in different market conditions. Traditionally, the difference between short and long-term rates is highest when inflation is high – at some of these points in time, the difference was more than two per cent. When inflation is extraordinarily low, the difference in these two rates has been as low as less than 0.5 per cent. Regardless of the difference in the two rates, the relative cost-benefit analysis really comes down to your own tolerance for risk and how much you ultimately pay (cost) for that piece of mind, or stand to gain (save) from taking the extra risk. Only you can ultimately gauge that decision, but if you want to do the math, it is fairly simple – just multiply the mortgage balance you have or were considering taking between the difference in the fixed versus variable. For example – if you have a $100,000 mortgage and the difference between a competitive fixed rate mortgage and a variable rate mortgage is one per cent, then the additional premium per year for that peace of mind is $1,000 or $100,0000 x (the difference in interest rates). If this cost seems reasonable, you are likely psychologically suited for a longer term fixed mortgage. If it seems expensive, you are more likely a candidate for a variable rate mortgage. One final caveat: there is no amount of financial gain that ever warrants putting yourself under financial duress. When it comes to mortgage or financial decisions, the wise consumer does not take on more risk than they can financially handle. The implication – if you can’t afford an upswing in rates then going variable is not a sound decision in any economy.


//fundamentally speaking

Mortgage essentials It’s a hot topic in a changing landscape, so learning as much as you can is time well spent » by wayne karl

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@wall2wallmedia.com

or follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/WayneKarl

Mortgage interest rates, still at historical lows and expected to remain so well into this year and maybe 2015, represent a window of opportunity for those looking to buy a home. The mortgage industry is ultra-competitive, lenders often introduce new products and otherwise there are plenty of options for borrowers. If you could lock in at a low rate over 10 years, for example, that gives you the comfort of knowing what your mortgage payments will be over that period, while over that time you can also take advantage of any pre-payment and lump-sum payment options to pay down your mortgage. Another appeal of this scenario is that, as we often point out, experts advise you take a long-term view of your home purchase. For example, there has been some talk recently about cooling prices and softening sales. But even if that were to happen in your market and housing type, ask yourself: in 10 years, is a home you buy today likely to be worth more or less? If you need an answer to this question, just take a look back at prices 10 years ago. Of course, there are no guarantees, but if you’re in the homebuying mode anyway, today’s low rate environment makes a pretty compelling reason to act sooner than later to take advantage of these opportunities. Low rates notwithstanding, the banks, financial firms, brokers and other experts still advise homebuyers to practice smart borrowing – everything from putting down a larger down payment to taking advantage of pre-payment options and even “stress-testing” your mortgage at a higher rate to ensure your finances can accommodate rate fluctuations or other unforeseen circumstances. The mortgage market is a complex beast, and as a prospective homebuyer, these are not lessons you’re going to learn overnight – nor do you likely want to. You’re focused on saving a down payment, getting your finances in order, searching

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But just as important is to also spend as much time as necessary to find a broker or banker you trust and who knows their business. potential neighbourhoods, choosing a home and selecting interior finishings. But just as important is to also spend as much time as necessary to find a broker or banker you trust and who knows their business. More so than in any other area of homebuying, you’re going to rely on the advice of this member of your team – now more than ever. It will prove to be time well spent.


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//cover story

Arista Homes Celebrating 20 years of home-building excellence

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uided by a corporate philosophy that involves developing exceptional people, building exceptional communities and delivering exceptional new homes, Arista Homes can safely say – “mission accomplished.” Founded by Michael DeGasperis, Arista Homes now celebrates its 20th anniversary as one of the GTA’s premier home builders. This award-winning company has proudly built more than 8,000 new homes across the GTA, following the mandate to deliver value-rich features to clients, combined with uncompromised building efficiency and quality. Arista’s outstanding legacy includes master-planned communities across the GTA and southern Ontario. The company’s building roots are firmly planted within these communities, and has earned praise from clients, Municipal officials, Tarion Warranty Corporation, the Building Industry and Land Development Association, the Chamber of Commerce and more.

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Arista’s customer service is simply outstanding. The JD Power and Associates Canadian New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study have ranked Arista as one of the top home builders in the GTA. Tarion has honored Arista with its prestigious Presidents Award and most recently as a finalist for the Builder of the Year-Award of Excellence in the Large Volume Builder Category. More importantly, Arista has earned the respect of its clients, due to the prompt attention to service and exceptional customer care team. Arista Homes strives to bring unique design ideas, attractive streetscapes and valued services to every community. This attitude and attention to detail has continually proven successful in every venture they have undertaken.

Here are just some of the exciting communities Arista Homes is building: Impressions – Kleinburg At Impressions in the Village of Kleinburg, Arista, along with two other premiere GTA builders, are creating a stunning master-planned community of remarkable distinction. Located just minutes from the heart of the idyllic storybook Village of Kleinburg, just north of Toronto, Impressions features more than 70 acres of greenspace, including community parks, ponds and even two proposed community schools. With freehold townhomes and semi-detached homes starting from the $500’s, and detached homes on 30-, 38- and 44-ft. lots starting from the $600’s, this is a community that’s sure to make a lasting impression. To learn more about Impressions in the Village of Kleinburg, visit www.aristahomes.com or call 905.893.2063.


ARISTA HOMES | Multi-site Upper Unionville – Markham If you’re searching for a new home that’s tailored to you and your family’s lifestyle, look no further than Upper Unionville. At what is now being called the “New U,” this highly successful new home community continues to be an overwhelming success, and offers unparalleled value within the Markham marketplace. Here, Arista has partnered with three other GTA builders to offer a wide variety of innovative home designs to choose from – singles on 34-, 38- and 42-ft. lots, 25and 28-ft. semi’s and 20- and 25-ft. freehold townhomes – all of which continue to be hugely popular. With new lots soon to be released, there may be no better time than now to visit the “New U.” For more information, visit www.aristahomes.com or call 905.534.1564.

Jefferson Forest – Richmond Hill Home to the Oak Ridges Moraine, Richmond Hill offers an abundance of natural attractions, one of the most attractive of all being the lovely stretch of woodlands that provides a beautiful backdrop for the new Jefferson Forest community. Arista Homes, in partnership with three other GTA builders, has released its third and final phase within this best-selling Jefferson Forest community. Comprising freehold townhomes and a select number of singles on 40-ft lots, this final release continues to be highly sought after, with many of the homes backing onto wooded ravine lots. This final release of freehold townhomes is priced from the $600’s and the singledetached homes from the mid $800’s. For more information, visit at www.aristahomes.com or call 905.508.3820.

Vaughan Valley Estates – Woodbridge Woodbridge has long boasted some of the biggest and most beautiful homes in Ontario. Nowhere is this statement more true than at Vaughan Valley Estates. This master-planned community comprises 41- and 60-ft. lots. With prices starting at $799,990 and bonus incentives up to $40,000, a majority of the remaining homes are now under construction and fully decorated models open for viewing, Vaughan Valley Estates may have just what your family is looking for. For more information, visit www.aristahomes.com or call 905.303.1929.

Goddard on the Valley – Toronto Ideally located at Bathurst and Sheppard in central Toronto, this in-fill location simply has it all… shopping, public transit and easy access to Hwy. 401 and the Allen – all within the Bathurst Manor community. With construction already underway, this community of only 62 semi-detached and singles is starting to take shape. With prices starting in the mid $600’s, homes range from 1,600 sq. ft. and include up to $40,00 in bonus upgrades. Goddard on the Valley offers exceptional value in the Toronto marketplace. For more information, visit www.aristahomes.com or call 416.630.5039.

Vellore Woods – Vaughan And coming soon – a limited selection of 36- and 42-ft. singles in an established Vaughan community priced from the mid $600’s. To register, visit www.aristahomes.com

aurora trails – aurora Also coming soon, freehold townhomes and 38- and 43-ft. singles. To register, visit www.aristahomes.com

Arista’s outstanding legacy includes master-planned communities across the GTA and southern Ontario.

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//taxing issues

New Year’s Resolutions » by henry choo chong

Henry Choo Chong,

CGA, sits on many committees and provides accounting and tax services to individuals and businesses in the GTA. He can be reached at 416.485.5225. Questions to Taxing Issues can be emailed to choochonghcga@yahoo.ca

My New Year’s Resolution is to get rich; get in shape; help the less privileged; buy low and sell high; quit smoking; travel more; win the lottery! How many times have we heard these words uttered? As you sit at the dining-room table with pen to paper, sipping coffee with the fireplace crackling in the background, pause for a moment before making that New Year’s resolution list and glance at the crumpled, faded list from last year. How many of your resolutions were actually accomplished? If you are like lots of other Canadians, then not many. The new year is the time for us to put 2013 behind us and reboot for another year. It’s a great starting point to forget the old and embrace the new. It’s a time to pause and look at what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done.

The new year is the time for us to put 2013 behind us and reboot for another year. It’s a great starting point to forget the old and embrace the new. No one is successful without goals and objectives that can be measured. Although, my accounting and tax background do not give me the expertise to help you lose weight or quit smoking, the approach to financial resolutions may not be much different. The old adage, “Life is what you make of it,” applies to accounting, sports, business and family goals alike.

» Set realistic resolutions. “I want to look like I did as a teenager” is unlikely. » Don’t just say, do. Resolutions can’t be accomplished without action and following through. Stop talking about joining a health club, and do it. Regardless of what some so-called experts say, you can’t lose weight by sitting in front of your computer (although the eyes and fingers may get a good workout). » Having a plan and its execution, is as important as the resolution itself. Without a plan, there will be no success. “This year, I would like to save for a home.” This is a great resolution, however how will you achieve this? How much will you need? Where will the savings come from? How and where will you obtain financing? Step one is to create a cash-flow budget. Identify how you can increase income and where you can cut expenses. » Set long-term goals, but make them achievable objectives that can be measured periodically. For example: a: If you would like to lose 20 lbs. this year, set a weightloss goal of three pounds per month. b: If you would like to start an RRSP, contribute $X by the end of the year. This will be achieved by setting up an automatic payment plan with your financial institution. Pre-authorize monthly RRSP contributions. Goals cannot be reached, unless you reach for them!

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Madison presents a striking new model home in

Cornell Rouge Location Markam Housing Type Single-detached homes from 2,004 to 3,237 sq. ft. on 30-, 36- and 40-ft.-wide lots from $589,990; model home 2,521 sq. ft. on 36-ft. lot Sales Centre Southeast corner of Cornell Centre Boulevard and 16th Ave., open Monday to Thursday 1 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays by appointment Contact madisonhomes.ca 905.472.7667

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adison Homes has recently released a new 36-ft. model called the Silkwood. This newly designed model utilizes functionality for the growing family yet still keeping with a design that would surely make you the envy of the neighbourhood. At 2,521 sq. ft., this 36-ft.-wide home has it all, including a spacious living/dining room, brightly lit kitchen with a breakfast bar and extensive pantry, a spacious master bedroom with his and her walk-in closet, a luxurious ensuite that boasts a cathedral ceiling and three additional bedrooms that either have an ensuite bathroom or a conveniently located Jack-and-Jill bathroom. This spectacular model was recently made into a fully decorated model home. The Silkwood model home design mixes traditional elements that are fresh and new with contemporary pieces. The unique personality of the model is achieved from the weathered organic woods of flooring and tables to the polished luxe of stone countertops and silver leaf. Natural fibres inject warmth and the repetition of bold colour accents create a coordinated, calming and inviting family residence. Cornell Rouge by Madison Homes is a community unlike any other. Located just east of Cornell Centre Boulevard and stretching north of Hwy. 7 up to 16th Avenue, Cornell Rouge embodies the success of new urbanism with more than 900 families calling this community their home. Drive or take a stroll along gently winding avenues


Madison homes | Cornell Rouge

The Brownstone Collection at Westhaven offers an impressive array of contemporary townhome designs that feature brick exteriors, charming dormers and ample windows.

as you enjoy the pleasing curb appeal of this uniquely pedestrian-friendly, master-planned community, where garages are tucked around back but yet attached to the homes and accessed via laneways. Cornell Rouge is offering a wide range of home designs to those who want to be part of Markham’s most desirable neighbourhood, including semi-detached and fully-detached homes. In keeping with the communities of old, many of these homes also feature delightful covered porches for long, summer chats with neighbours. Simply put, Cornell Rouge offers classic homes with all the right amenities in a streetscape featuring families, rather than family cars. In terms of community, Madison’s Cornell Rouge is “striking just the right chord with buyers looking to live in an ideal Markham location, close to both nature and modern amenities,” says Nelly Zagdanski of Madison Homes. Nestled carefully beside the natural beauty of Rouge Park – a 12,000-acre natural urban park – Cornell Rouge is rich in

Cornell Rouge is offering a wide range of home designs to those that want to be part of Markham’s most desirable neighbourhood, including semi-detached and fully detached homes. natural beauty – providing residents with a community that is nurtured by nature and peaceful tranquility. Cornell Rouge enjoys a splendid locale, with highways, schools, shopping, a hospital, business and services, all mere minutes away. With three large woodlots and a multi-purpose park within the immediate masterplanned community, Cornell Rouge is sure to please the entire family. Residents will also be steps away from the neighborhood’s exceptional new Cornell Community Centre and Library. The community centre’s impressive facilities include a triple gymnasium, aquatics centre, library, health and fitness centre, indoor track, indoor children’s playground and adult centre – all of this spanning more than 70,000 sq. ft. Homes range in size from 2,004 to 3,237 sq. ft. on 30-, 36- and 40-ft.-wide lots, priced from $589,990. All this and more can be viewed at the Cornell Rouge presentation centre, where a scale model gives you a birds-eye-view of this masterplanned community and four fully furnished and decorated models allows you to truly appreciate the designs of a well-crafted Madison Home! Cornell Rouge sales office hours are Monday to Thursday 1 to 8 p.m., weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays by appointment. For more information, visit madisonhomes.ca or call 905.472.7667. Sales office located at the Southeast corner of Cornell Centre Boulevard and 16th Ave. january 11 - 25, 2014 | New home guide GTA 37


//in the news

From right: Russell Foy with Patrick O’Hanlon, Mariam Aboutaam and Frank Spaziani of Kylemore Communities.

Kylemore’s annual holiday party

collects hundreds of toys for York Region families Spreading cheer at this time of year is a long-standing tradition of Kylemore Communities. At the company’s

Annual Holiday Party held to thank suppliers, trades, staff, consultants and friends, a Toy & Gift Drive resulted in literally hundreds of generous donations from guests who attended the festivities at The School Fine Dining in Markham. Russell Foy, a volunteer and member of the Unionville Alliance Church (UAC) arrived to collect the toys and thanked Kylemore’s President Patrick O’Hanlon and the many contributors for helping to make a significant difference in the lives of area families. Foy expressed his appreciation on behalf of the organizers of the 2013 Christmas Food and Toy Drive. “UAC would like to thank everyone for your donations. We will use all donations to serve 175 families in the local community and each family will receive a food hamper including a turkey and presents for all family members.” Kylemore Communities is committed to lending a hand to charities and non-profit organizations in areas in which it builds. Throughout the year, the company hosts events that reflect this spirit. In the past six years, the Annual Kylemore Kares Charity Golf Tournament has raised over $600,000 for charity. Speaking about the Holiday Season, Patrick O’Hanlon commented, “It is really heartwarming to see the number of toy and gift donations grow each year. Our industry friends are very generous and we are grateful for their contributions.” Since 1997, Kylemore has been developing and building prestigious Angus Glen Community in Markham. In 2013, this desirable neighbourhood of almost 1,100 homes won the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association’s Places to Grow Lowrise Community of the Year Award.

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In November, Kylemore celebrated the start of construction of The 6th Condominium, the first condominium buildings to be offered in the neighbourhood. Angus Glen also features two championship golf courses with a clubhouse, a Montessori school, TD Bank and has additional retail/ commercial space under construction. Angus Glen is just minutes from historic Main Street, Unionville and a host of recreational opportunities including a spectacular community centre with ice rinks and indoor pool, tennis facility, schools and major shopping venues. Angus Glen’s overall architectural and landscape elements reflect the charming streetscapes of Markham’s historic neighbourhoods. Kylemore’s sales centre is at 285 Angus Glen Blvd., south off Major MacKenzie Road, west of Kennedy Road. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday by appointment only call 905.887.9950. For more information visit kylemorecommunities.com


JANUARY 11 - 25, 2014 | NEW HOME GUIDE GTA 39


//legally speaking

The importance of the

Pre-Closing Inspection » by jayson schwarz

Jayson Schwarz

LL.M. is a Toronto real estate lawyer and senior partner in the law firm Schwarz Law LLP. If you have a topic in mind, mail, deliver or fax letters to the magazine or to the firm, email (info@schwarzlaw.ca) and give us your questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries.

In this issue, we are going to address a small but incredibly important part of the process of buying that new home, the Pre-Closing Inspection. As most of you know, included in the adjustments on the purchase of a new home or condo (but not a conversion or retrofit project) is the cost of your Tarion (formerly the Ontario New Home Warranty Program) enrolment. Among the things you are covered for are defects in the completion of your new home. Most of the Agreements of Purchase and Sale make the deficiency list prepared as part of your final inspection the only basis for repairs, subject to the major items such as foundation cracks. What does this all mean? When it is time to do the Pre-Closing Inspection, know that if you don’t list it, you may not be able to compel the builder to fix it. Therefore, it is critical you list everything! Here is a minimum list of what I believe will help you in making sure you are covered:

01 Insist on having enough time to do the inspection and allow yourself enough time with no need to be anywhere else; 02 Write everything down yourself... don’t let the builder’s representative take charge; 03 Don’t rush! Don’t let the builder’s representative push you, insist at moving at you own speed; 04 Write or mark down everything, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant; 05 Don’t accept promises of repair during inspection – if something is not right, mark it down; 06 Try every light, socket, tap, drain, toilet, door, lock, window, appliance, everything that could be defective now or go wrong later; 07 Watch for stains on carpet, scratches on wood floors, cracks in paint or drywall and areas where they forgot a second coat of paint; 08 Look for water stains or spots on concrete basement floors or walls, and if you see them insist on knowing why and where they came from; 09 Don’t forget the exterior – roof, drains, bricks, mouldings. Is there sod, is the grading complete and is your driveway in? Write it all down! 10 Condominiums: go check out the common areas – lobbies, garbage rooms, parking areas, lockers, pools, tennis courts and health clubs. Remember, you own part of the common area, and if parts are incomplete, wrong or defective, put them on the list! Remember that this inspection is, in all probability, the only chance you have to deal with deficiencies, so make sure you check carefully. Some readers ask about what happens if the builder rushes them or something happened so they did not get the opportunity to finish. The answer is to immediately do a complete list and send it to the builder and to Tarion in order that the record is on file. There is probably more and I do not suggest that this list is complete. I hope it helps in making you realize how important it is to do a thorough job on the Pre-Closing Inspection. Perhaps the most difficult part of writing these articles relates not to the actual writing, but thinking of a topic to address. Visit schwarzlaw.ca or email your questions, concerns, critiques and quandaries to info@schwarzlaw.ca. I will try to deal with them in print or electronic form.

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//year in review

A LOOK BACK AT THE

2013 OHBA Awards of Distinction winners Homebuyers in the GTA and southwestern Ontario are blessed with an abundance of choice of new-home excellence from some of the finest builders in the province. Indeed, many of them celebrated as winners of the 2013 Awards of Distinction from the Ontario Home Builders’ Association. Here, we revisit are some of the prize-winning projects:

1| Ontario Home Builder of the Year Reid’s Heritage Homes – Cambridge

2| Project of the Year, Lowrise, Great Gulf Homes, King Oaks “The Ascot,” York Region 3| Most Outstanding Production Home One Story 1,901 sq. ft. and up Geranium Homes, Forest Trail Estates “Alderley,” Whitchurch-Stouffville

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4| Most Outstanding Production Home Two Storeys up to 2,500 sq. ft., Eastforest Homes, Baden Country Estates, “Wentworth II,” Baden 5| Most Outstanding Production Home Two Storeys 2,501 sq. ft. and up, Great Gulf, King Oaks, “The Ascot,” York Region

6| M  ost Outstanding Attached Multi-Unit Home (semi/town/ stacked) The Minto Group for: Orchard Park, “Juniper,” Stouffville

8| Most Outstanding High or Midrise Condo Suite (801 sq. ft. and Over) Rosehaven Homes Ltd. for: The Randall Residences, “The Tetherington,” Oakville 7| Most Outstanding Midrise Building (4 - 10 Storeys) Rosehaven Homes Limited for: “The Randall Residences” – Oakville

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//hot dates

jan 11-12

Mozart Symphony 39

roy thomson hall

Jan 11 to 25 Calendar of events beginning from Jan. 11 to 25, 2014

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The Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart Symphony 39, a performance of one of his final symphonies performed by Ignat Slozhenitsyn. He performs as both conductor and soloist, performing Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 18.” The symphony has been described as charming and witty and showcases Mozart’s true genius in theatre music, concertos and symphonies. Slozhenitsyn is a Russian-American conductor and pianist. He has also performed with the Moscow Symphony and the Moscow Philharmonic. tso.ca jan 16-19

Toronto RV Show

toronto congress centre

Ten acres of RVs and RV supplies are coming to the Toronto Congress Centre for the city’s 2014 recreational vehicle expo. Dealers from all over southwestern Ontario, Muskoka and the Kawarthas are showcasing new RVs, RV accessories and services offered at exclusive prices for the fair. Other activities of the expo include tutorials

with specialists to learn about RVs, and what’s trendy in the RV world for 2014. On-site seminars will be offered. hamiltonrvexpo.com jan 20-26

Toronto Design Offsite Festival

Various locations in toronto The Toronto Design Offsite Festival features more than 50 projects by Canadian artists and designers such as workshops, films, lectures, window installations and exhibitions. todesignoffsite.com jan 18 - feb 22

iYellow Winter Wine Escapes multiple locations

The iYellow Wine Club presents three tours of local wineries. All three events depart from Toronto and visit wineries where attendees can sample various vintages while connecting with other wine lovers. This event also educates attendees on the Ontario wine industry. Wineries on this tour include Trius Winery, Diamond Estates and Jackson-Triggs. iyellowwineclub.com


January 11 - 25, 2014

Showcasing new homes in the GTA’s central and north regions

IN THIS SECTION

>> Maps and listings for new-home communities in the central and north region >> Builder news and the latest in new homes in the central and north region


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Goddard on the valley

416-630-5039

from $650,000

27 7B

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Fieldgate Homes

IMPRESSIONS

905-893-9500

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from $515,000

Insert & 25 5F

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Fieldgate Homes

90 Niagara

90niagara.com

from $350,000

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Batavia Homes

Goddard on the valley

416-630-5039

from $650,000

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National Homes

The Churchill Collection in Forest Hill 416-922-1414

from $1390,000

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Arista Homes

IMPRESSIONS

impressionskleinburg.com •

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from $490,000

5F

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Paradise Homes

IMPRESSIONS

impressionskleinburg.com •

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from $490,000

5F

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Georgian Corporation

Lex Towns

416-428-3419

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from $495,000

12G

5

Tiffany Park Homes

Westhaven

416-792-6655

from $628,000

3G

6

Coventry Homes

Danforth’s Crossing

416-924-8338

from $450,000

12G

7

Fieldgate Homes

The Brownstones at Westown

lidvest.com

from $330,000

4E

8

Emsatec Canada Inc.

The Brownstones 5

416-531-7760

from $350,000

6G

9

Lindvest Properties

The Brownstones at Westown

lindvest.com

from $330,000

4C

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Tribute Communities

Canterbury

647-352-2130

from $767,000

9E

20

Beaverbrook Homes

Evolution

416-747-9691

• from $270,000

3H

26

Conservatory Group

Port Union

416-287-3128

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Pemberton Group

Park Lake Residences

416-769-4343

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H&R Developments

Westown

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Monarch Corporation

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from $520,000

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Evergreen

416-495-3526

from $470,000

14F

Aspen Ridge Homes

Scenic On Eglinton

416-805-1781

from $190,000

10F

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Tribute Communities

RCMI

416-363-4800

50

Fieldgate Homes

Corktown Mews

corktownmews.ca

from $550,000

9H

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Mattamy Homes

Cornell

mattamyhomes.com •

from $390,000

7G

77

Aspen Ridge Homes

Seventy Seven Charles

416-203-7034

• • from $2100,000 9H

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Your Home Developments

Nature’s Path

647-340-6972

from $280,000

17E

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Arista Homes

Lilly Factory Towns

416-792-4872

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from $395,000

12G

86

Menkes

Humber Mews

menkes.com

3I

86

Menkes

Dwell city town

416-259-2525

from $280,000

3I

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Menkes

Bloom Park Towns

416-730-1600

from $320,000

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Decade Homes

Yorkdale Village

416-638-5656

from $250,000

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Sundance Homes

Braeburn Lane

sundancehomes.ca •

from $430,000

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Aspen Ridge Homes

Kleinburg Hills

647-921-0381

from $800,000

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Gates of Nobleton

647-633-3500

from $820,000

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Arista Homes

Vellore Woods

aristahomes.com •

from $650,000

29 8F

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Fieldgate Homes

Vaughan Valley Estates

905-303-4728

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Vaughan Valley Estates

905-303-1929

from $800,000

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Madison Homes

Thornhill

905-417-1203

from $1090,000

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Beaverhall Homes

Regency Estates

905-265-2634

from $1301,000

94 6H

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Aspen Ridge Homes

King Oaks

905-539-0181

from $1100,000

IFC 12A

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Great Gulf Homes

King Oaks

905-833-6413

from $1250,000

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Fieldgate Homes

Rivers Edge

905-320-5642

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from $730,000

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Kleinburg Hills

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Tiffany Park Homes

Valleybrooke Estates

905-303-1620

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Dunpar Homes

Riverside Village

416-253-5888

from $519,000

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Madison Homes

Thornhill Ravines

905-417-1203

from $1090,000

14g

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The Point at Woodbridge

905-907-1500

from $700,000

8E

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Upper Thornhill Estates

905-907-1500

from $900,000

14E

48

Graywood Developments Ltd Regency Estates

905-265-2634

from $1250,000

6H

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Zancor Homes

Royal Collection

905-833-0883

from $550,000

12A

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Treasure Hill Homes

Thornhill Woods

treasurehill.com •

from $950,000

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Le Sedici

lesedici.com

from $600,000

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Kettle Lakes Club

289-231-2849

from $550,000

IFC 6D

16 Fieldgate Homes

Jefferson Forest

905-884-8017

from $589,000

25 4H

27 Acorn Homes

Oak Knoll

905-773-9257

from $615,000

65 4C

1

Heathwood Homes

Hampshire Mews

416-637-3520

from $420,000

2

Pemberton Group

The Royal at Bayview Glen

905-709-5700

• from $190,000

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Centra Homes

The Mills Collections

416-238-2404

from $940,000

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St. Regis Homes

Mission Hill on Bayview

905-884-8885

from $850,000

6C

6

Fieldgate Homes

The Humberlands

905-773-7738

from $850,000

2C

14 Arista Homes

Jefferson Forest

jeffersonforestliving.com •

from $589,000

4H

15 Madison Homes

Jefferson Forest

jeffersonforestliving.com •

from $589,000

4H

15 Forest Hill Homes

Jefferson Forest

jeffersonforestliving.com •

from $589,000

4H

20 North Star Homes

King’s Crossing

416-291-9666

from $440,000

2E

22 Yorkwood Homes

Hillside Manors

905-770-4662

from $472,000

25 Treasure Hill Homes

Urbantowns on Bayview

treasurehill.com

from $550,000

7Q

26 Arten Development Group

The Manors of Roseview Grand

roseviewgrand.com

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from $650,000

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Mattamy Homes

St. John Forest

mattamyhomes.com

from $430,000

8-9 13E

4

Fieldgate Homes

The New U

905-477-6464

• •

from $561,000

Insert, 19 & 25 5G

4

Arista Homes

The New U

905-534-1564

• •

from $561,000

19 5G

4

Paradise Homes

The New U

905-477-0317

• •

from $561,000

19 5G

4

Starlane Home Corporation The New U

905-534-0493

• •

from $561,000

19 5G

5

Treasure Hill Homes

Accolades

treasurehill.com

6

Primont Homes

Heirloom in Markham

905-201-2804

• •

from $400,000

12-13 7f

9

Brookfield Homes

The Arbors

AuroraBrookfield.ca •

from $500,000

17 & 82 14F

11 Madison Homes

Greensborough

madisonhomes.ca •

20 Fieldgate Homes

BlueSky Stouffville

905-640-0002

from $423,000

24 Ballantry Homes

Cornell

ballantryhomes.com •

from $420,000

5 8g

30 Madison Homes

Cornell Rouge

905-472-7667

from $526,000

11 & 35 8F

30 Forest Hill Homes

Cornell Rouge

905-472-0229

from $480,000

11 & 63 8f

41 Aspen Ridge Homes

Upper Cornell

905-554-3446

from $495,000

IFC 7F

52 Fieldgate Homes

Potter’s Bend

905-294-3125

from $588,000

Insert & 25 6G

59 Primont Homes

Harmony

905-305-8871

from $630,000

12-13 5I

65 Fieldgate Homes

Victoria Manor

905-294-3125

from $896,000

25 3G

66 Treasure Hill Homes

Aurora Woods on Bayview

treasurehill.com •

from $769,000

21 13H

1

Marydel Homes

Woodland Hills

905-898-7380

from $400,000

10B

Beaverbrook Homes

The Terrace On Rouge Creek

905-640-7360

• •

from $390,000

17F

7

LeBovic Homes

Bovaird Trail

905-640-7361

• •

from $2597,000

14H

8

Country Wide Homes

Wismer Commons

905-907-1500

from $450,000

6F

10 Briarwood Homes

Havelock Town Manors

289-301-0077

from $569,000

12 Laurier Homes

windsong

905-201-5979

from $495,000

6G

12 Laurier Homes

Windsong North

905-201-5979

from $598,000

6G

17 Conservatory Group

Heritage Estates

905-640-2274

from $283,000

18E

18 Kylemore Communities

Angus Glen West Village

905-887-9950

from $2000,000

4G

20 Starlane Home Corporation BlueSky Stouffville

905-591-2537

from $420,000

18F

28 Preston Homes

Copper Hills

905-954-4050

from $500,000

14d

30 Madison Homes

Forest Hill

cornellrouge.com

from $400,000

8F

42 National Homes

Wismer Woods

416-746-1234

• •

from $680,000

6G

50 Geranium Homes

The Neighbourhoods of Cardinal Point 905-640-9999

from $575,000

7F

50 Geranium Homes

Cardinal Point Downtown Stouffville 905-640-9999

from $600,000

7F

50 Geranium Homes

Uptownes at Cardinal Point

905-640-9999

from $390,000

7F

50 Geranium Homes

Copperstone Ballantrae

905-640-9999

from $1.1,000

7F

51 Oxford Homes

Coventry Valley

905-836-8902

53 H&R Developments

Castle Square

hr-newhomes.com

6g

54 Beaverbrook Homes

Victoria Highlands

416-924-0110

from $450,000

16B

55 Country Wide Homes

Woodland Hills

905-907-1500

10C

62 North Star Homes

Mill Fair Village

NorttStarHomesInc.com

from $500,000

6G

64 Starlane Home Corporation Upper Unionville

905-534-0493

• •

from $520,000

5G

64 Paradise Homes

Upper Unionville

905-477-6464

from $520,000

5G

85 Orchard Ridge Homes

Prairiewood

orchardridgehomes.com •

from $800,000

16F

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905-558-0255

from $780,000

IFC 7k

65 Brookfield Homes

Willow Glen Tottenham

1-888-720-9508

from $300,000

82 7J

71 Briarwood Homes

Mill Street Village

1-855-232-8100

• •

from $293,000

67 7J

71 Ballymore Homes

Mill Street Village

1-855-232-8100

• •

from $293,000

67 7J

1

Pacific Homes Limited

MarlLake Village

1-877-428-5115

from $210,000

4F

1

Red Berry Homes

MarlLake Village

1-877-428-5115

from $210,000

4F

2

Delpark Homes

Cedar Ridge

905-722-7210

• •

from $270,000

9G

4

Mancini Homes

Princeton Woods

705-730-1978

from $330,000

14E

5

National Homes

The Forest

416-746-1234

from $490,000

6

Mariposa Homes

Trailside

705-329-3330

from $249,000

8C

6

Mancini Homes

West Ridge Place Orillia

905-773-9997

8C

8

Fandor Homes

Hamptons on Big Bay Point

705-792-6807

from $250,000

18D

9

Grandview Homes

Big Bay Point

705-735-0732

from $355,000

13E

11 Ballymore Homes

Lakeside Meadows

1-877-455-0201

from $290,000

9g

11 Ballymore Homes

Lakeside Meadows

1-877-455-0201

from $293,000

9g

12 Previn Court Homes

Victorian Village

1-855-7PREVIN

from $280,000

13 Averton Homes

Victoria Highlands

416-924-0110

from $450,000

9H

13 Rosehaven Homes

Victoria Highlands

905-473-3225

from $450,000

9H

14 Rosehaven Homes

King Country Estates

905-558-0098

from $700,000

7k

14 Country Wide Homes

King Country Estates

905-907-1500

from $750,000

7k

16 Great Gulf Homes

Summerlyn Village

905-775-3461

from $580,000

7I

17 Brookfield Homes

Grand Central

905-778-0873

from $440,000

8I

17 Brookfield Homes

Grand Central

905-778-0873

from $340,000

8I

24 Kaitlin Corporation

Blue Shores

1-866-625-2583

from $380,000

2E

7I

6I

32 Country Homes

Alcona by the Lake

1-866-531-3424

from $300,000

7G

33 Sandiego Homes

Lakeside Living in Innisfil

705-436-5445

from $285,000

7F

37 Pristine Homes

Pebbleshores

705-436-5547

from $240,000

7G

39 Stonebridge Building Group Stonebridge by The Bay

1-877-420-0880

from $200,000

5E

40 Royalpark Homes

Emerald Forest

royalpark.com

from $200,000

41 Delpark Homes

Pretty River on Georgian Bay

1-888-257-1999

from $298,000

3E

43 Bremont Homes

Centretown

1-877-855-1122

from $234,000

5E

44 RAYMAC Homes

Brennan Enclave

705-516-0681

from $252,000

6G

44 Brookfield Homes

Treetops

705-435-3577

from $280,000

6I

6I

44 Orchard Ridge Homes

Treetops

705-435-3577

from $280,000

6I

45 Rosehaven Homes

Dreamfields in Bradford

416-410-0175

from $300,000

8I

45 Regal Crest Homes

Dreamfields in Bradford

dreamfieldsbradford.com •

from $311,000

8I

45 Country Wide Homes

Dreamfields in Bradford

dreamfieldsbradford.com •

8I

46 Devonleigh Homes Inc.

Creekside

705-444-0555

from $210,000

3e

47 Devonleigh Homes Inc.

Parkside by Devonleigh

705-435-9991

from $275,000

6h

48 Devonleigh Homes Inc.

Brownley Meadows

705-423-9662

from $225,000

6G

55 Briarwood Homes

Briarwood Estates

705-294-2288

from $420,000

7G

58 Lakeview Homes

Greenbrook Village

519-306-0665

from $280,000

59 Brookfield Homes

Fieldstone

1-855-379-1495

from $590,000

5J

59 Delpark Homes

Fieldstone

MyFieldstone.ca

from $570,000

5J

60 Briarwood Homes

Pretty River Collingwood

1-888-257-1999

from $310,000

3E

70 Far Sight Homes

Greenfields

1-855-299-7929

from $285,000

3I

6I

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Toronto market performance calms concerns of major correction: BMO Economics Housing Report

Canada’s largest housing market – accounting for 19 per cent of national sales – continues to defy concerns of a correction, according to a recent report from BMO Economics. The report titled Canadian Housing Update: Tale of Four Cities, examines the state of the housing markets in Canada’s four largest cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. “Across Greater Toronto, sales are up 20 per cent year over year in the three months to October, and stand nine per cent above past decade norms,” says Sal Guatieri, senior economist, BMO Capital Markets. “While preliminary figures show sales slowed in November, markets are generally balanced; but sellers rule and bidding wars prevail in certain pockets. Benchmark prices have picked up to an above four per cent pace, and, at over six-times median family income, remain lofty.” The report shows that after plunging last year, new condo sales have firmed but remain well below the past decade norm. “Condos are an affordable alternative to the detached market for the more than 80,000 international migrants moving to the region each year and the growing number of young people leaving their parents’ basement,” says Guatieri. “While low rental vacancy rates have kept resale condo prices near record highs and rents on an upward course, prices of

new condos have weakened modestly in the face of a record number of units under construction – close to 60,000.” According to the report, investors who have purchased roughly half of new condos in recent years could get antsy if rents flatten out or prices soften further. However, most of the new units coming on stream should be absorbed by robust population growth. Guatieri says the looming supply of condos, high valuations of detached homes, elevated levels of household debt and expected higher interest rates should slow overall price increases in 2014, even as new immigrants and echo boomers provide support. “We expect Toronto house prices to stabilize in 2014, and to remain at risk of declining moderately when interest rates normalize.” Andrew Auerbach, senior vice-president, Greater Toronto Area, BMO Bank of Montreal, recommends that those looking to buy in the pricey GTA market should take measures to ensure affordability can be maintained over the long term. “In light of the potential for higher interest rates in the near future, it’s crucial that those looking to buy a home – particularly first-time buyers – stress-test their mortgage against a higher rate to ensure they can afford what they sign up for should conditions change,” says Auerbach.

BMO housing market scorecard for four major cities and Canada

Market Balance

Existing Sales (y/y % change)

Sales vs. 10-year Mean (% change from average) Prices (y/y % change)

Prices vs. Family Income (ratio of annual family income)

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he centre of urban Etobicoke is Islington Avenue. South of Bloor, north of the Queensway, get ready to experience a highly-desirable location that allows you to take advantage of the best selection of amenities in the GTA. The Islington subway is a few blocks north. The designer boutiques and big name retailers of Sherway Gardens Mall are just a short drive west. The Queensway strip is just south. And the hip shops, restaurants and cafes of Toronto’s iconic Kingsway and Bloor West Village neighbourhoods are only a short subway or bike ride east. At the centre of all this excitement you can discover a breathtaking community of contemporary townhomes that radiate with the warmth and energy of this distinctive urban location. This is Westhaven by Tiffany Park Homes and Graywood Developments. Westhaven is a master-planned townhome community, with a great selection of homes that boast stylish contemporary architecture, stunning open-concept floorplans and a chic selection of distinctive features and finishes. Front elevations of stone, stucco and brick create distinctive urban streetscapes of refined elegance. Inside, breathtaking features and finishes such as hardwood flooring, granite kitchen countertops and stunning master ensuites create spaces of sophisticated luxury.


tiffany park homes | The Brownstone Collection at Westhaven

The Brownstone Collection at Westhaven offers an impressive array of contemporary townhome designs that feature brick exteriors, charming dormers and ample windows.

The Brownstone Collection at Westhaven offers an impressive array of contemporary townhome designs that feature brick exteriors, charming dormers and ample windows. One of the many fine homes in the Brownstone Collection is the 1,671-sq.-ft. McIntosh model. This

stunning three-bedroom, four-storey townhome boasts an abundance of space and style. The lower level offers a garage with direct access to the house and a spacious media room. The main floor features an open concept plan with a great room and gourmet kitchen that opens on to an expansive balcony. The upper level features two bedrooms, a bathroom and a conveniently located laundry room, and the master suite occupies the entire loft level, with walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom with separate shower and soaker tub, his and hers sinks and a private balcony. Westhaven offers Islington’s best urban lifestyle. You can shop ‘til you drop at Sherway Gardens Mall, boasting more than 200 shops and services, such as Holt Renfrew, Forever 21 and Hudson’s Bay. And with a $350-million, renovation currently underway, Sherway is about to become even better than ever. For those that prefer storefront shopping, Bloor West Village is just a few minutes east of Westhaven. Known as the “Small Village in the Big City” the many stylish shops, cafes and restaurants of The Kingsway and Bloor West Village offer a hip, laid back urban atmosphere. This is the perfect destination for after work cocktails or a Sunday brunch with friends. Notable retailers include Cora Couture Fashion Boutique, Mendocino and the New Balance Store. Popular restaurants include Earth, The Good Fork and Villa. If you’re going further afield, Islington Subway Station is just steps north of Westhaven, with subway service offering convenient access to downtown Toronto, nearby Kipling Subway Station’s Express Bus to Pearson International Airport and more. And Hwy. 427 and the QEW are both nearby, making it easy to experience all the best that the GTA has to offer. To learn more about Westhaven, visit tiffanyparkhomes.com or call the sales office at 416.792.6655.

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Rosehaven Homes and Averton Homes join forces to bring better new home selection to

Mount Albert Homebuyers in the charming hamlet of Mount Albert are delighted to discover that their choice of new home designs has gotten even better.

With more than 70 years of home building experience between them, Averton Homes and Rosehaven Homes are now combining their talents and track records in the creation of Victoria Highlands. This family-oriented community calls to mind the character of Old Ontario while being just a half hour GO train ride from downtown Toronto. Averton Homes has built more than 400 homes in the Mount Albert area. Victoria Highlands has two separate sales centres open, with Rosehaven offering homes on the community’s 50-ft. lots, while Averton builds on all the 33-, 40- and 65-ft. lots. “We share Averton’s vision of everything that Victoria Highlands can be,” says, Marco Guglietti founder and President of Rosehaven Homes. “Mount Albert offers an ideal location for new-home buyers, and we’re happy to be bringing Rosehaven’s signature quality here for the first time.” “The demand for homes and the potential development in the area is incredible,” says Peter D’Ambrosio, president of Averton Homes. “We thought homebuyers would be best served with a wider choice of homes, and quicker closings, so we invited Rosehaven to join us in building Victoria Highlands.” Situated at Ninth Line and Mount Albert Road in East Gwillimbury, Victoria Highland is less than 20 minutes from Newmarket, Stouffville and Markham. The quaint and historic village of Mount Albert itself is home to shops, services and a variety of restaurants. With the two builders offering designs ranging in size from 1,800 to 4,200 sq. ft., the community offers something for everyone, from first-time buyers to growing families to empty-nesters who enjoy having grandchildren come to visit. With prices beginning from the mid-$400,000s to more than $700,000, Victoria Highlands represents outstanding value with

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homes offering a long list of luxury upgrades that are standard. Floorplans are highlighted by features, such as gourmet kitchens and spa-inspired ensuites. Contemporary interiors are designed for the modern family’s lifestyle and feature appointments such as nine-ft. main floor ceilings, quality designed kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, imported ceramics and much more. With sustainability in mind, all the homes are also being built with Green design features for increased comfort and energy savings. Rosehaven Homes quickly established itself as leaders and award winners in the new home industry. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the company’s portfolio has grown to include more than 4,500 homes, all across southern Ontario and the GTA. Current projects include Lyon’s Creek in Niagara, Gibson Heights in Thorold, Tiffany Hill in Ancaster, King Country Estates in Nobleton, Kleinburg Heritage Estates in Kleinburg, Woodland Trails and The Randall Residences in Oakville, and The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant in Brampton. Since 1958, the Averton Group of Companies has completed more than 100 residential projects and created more than 10,000 homes and condominiums across North America, winning multiple awards for quality and design. Averton is one of the leading residential real estate development companies in Canada with offices in the Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia markets. They design, build and market single- and multi-family housing that meets diverse living needs, and develop master-planned communities that stand the test of time. Prospective purchasers are invited to visit both sales centres. The Averton Homes sales centre is at Hwy. 48 and Mount Albert Road (19103 Hwy. 48). The Rosehaven Homes sales centre is located at 19340 Ninth Line in Mt. Albert.

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Heritage Gate

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Lakeside

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Credit Ridge Estates

416-746-1234

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The Estates of Spring Valley

905-216-5620

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countrysidemeadows.ca

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Mount Pleasant Village

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meadowsbrampton.com

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Mount Pleasant Meadows

meadowsbrampton.com

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Rosedale Village Golf & Country Club 905-799-5000

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Heart Lake Village

905-773-6549

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Salisbury Square

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Terracotta Village at The Credit Valley 905-874-4741

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905-584-6444

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Turnberry Townhomes

AndrinTowns.com

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Pathways

1-855-379-1495

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Credit Manor Heights

yourkingdom.ca

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Credit Manor Heights

yourkingdom.ca

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Castlegate

acornhomes.ca

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The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant lovemountpleasant.com •

from $390,000

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The Neigbourhoods of Mount Pleasant

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The Neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant lovemountpleasant.com •

from $270,000

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Meadowlands

519-942-3312

from $339,000

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Credit Valley Manors

905-216-5186

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Mount Pleasant

905-459-5772

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Simona Place

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905-381-4280

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Eden Park

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Milton Trails

905-864-3306

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905-690-7600

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parkliving.ca

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The Village at Traditions

905-876-3140

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Hawthorne Village

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1-800-479-9777

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Park Place Village

905-690-7600

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Weaver’s Mill

weaversmill.com/nh

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The Enclaves of Upper Canada

289-891-9103

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Jordan Village

phelpshomes.com

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Brookside

phelpshomes.com

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Brookfield Homes

Hills of Harrowsmith

905-697-1681

from $300,000 15G

3

Great Gulf Homes

Stonecrest

greatgulf.com

from $298,000 15F

4

Menkes

Somerset

905-428-0500

from $520,000 7G

6

Emery Homes

Town Central

1-877-953-6379

from $350,000 4J

7

Highmark Homes

Triumph

whitbytriumph.ca •

from $350,000 10G

8

Lakeview Homes

The Forest of Lyndebrook

416-746-1234

from $490,000 10F

9

Stafford Homes

Elements Townhomes

elementsajax.com

from $390,000 7H

13 Liza Communities

Folkstone

1-877-365-9555

from $335,000 10G

21 Great Gulf Homes

Grandview Oshawa

1-888-579-7235

from $334,000 14F

31 Preston Homes

Prestonvale Heights

905-432-2800

from $350,000 15J

34 Tribute Communities

The Neighbourhoods of Park Ridge 905-723-2344

from $339,000 15G

45 Sundial Homes Limited

Mulberry Meadows

905-427-8255

from $273,000 6J

47 Senator Homes

Whitby by the Lake

senatorhomes.com •

from $250,000 9J

54 Baycliffe Homes

The Gates of Whitby

905-668-9828

from $250,000 9G

60 greycrest homes

the fields of conlin

905-725-4539

from $310,000 15G

66 Monarch Corporation

Tran Quility

monarchgroup.net •

from $550,000 7G

67 Midhaven Homes

Breeze

1-877-773-6888

from $300,000 15F

68 Storybook Homes

Brookstone Estates

905-438-9516

from $1050,000 11B

90 LeBovic Homes

Old Taunton in Pickering

905-428-3434

91 Sundance Homes

The towns of nichol green phase 1

905-441-3312

from $260,000 11J

92 Glen Rouge Homes

The Cornerstone

905-239-9777

from $577,000

• • 5H

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Brookfield Homes

Foxtrail

brookfieldhomes.ca •

1

Mason Homes

Port Hope Lakeside Village

905-885-6565

8

Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Port of Newcastle

1-800-305-6849

8

Kylemore Communities

Port of Newcastle

905-987-5146

from $479,000 14E

8

Storybook Homes

Bond Head Estates

905-438-9516

from $850,000 14E

9

Parkview Homes

Harmony

705-748-4663

14 Rice Developments

Willmot Creek On The Lake

905-697-5806

from $225,000 11D

16 Parkview Homes

Foxmeadow Estates

705-748-2828

from $208,000 3H

18 B.G. Schickedanz

Lake Scugog Estates

1-888-894-9888

from $330,000 17B

20 Geranium Homes

Verandas

905-885-0555

from $266,000 10I

24 Parkview Homes

Thompson Bay Estates

705-748-2828

from $217,000 3H

26 Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Aspen Heights

905-697-0513

• from $165,000 10C

26 Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Condominiums at Clarington Centre 905-697-4513

• from $210,000 10c

26 Kaitlin Group Ltd.

Country Classics

1-866-514-3573

from $300,000 10c

30 Empire Communities

Estates of Wyndance

905-649-8197

from $900,000 3e

31 Parkview Homes

Foxmeadows Estates

705-741-1004

34 Carrington Homes

Woodlands of Upper Courtice

905-787-0963

from $260,000

35 Mason Homes

Parklands

1-866-443-7900

from $238,000 3H

39 H&R Developments

Gracefields

hr-newhomes.com •

from $322,000 14B

39 Thornridge Homes

Gracefields

thornridgehomes.com •

from $290,000 14B

45 Highcastle Homes

Northglen

northglen.ca

45 Delpark Homes

Northglen

905-419-7222

45 Esquire Homes

Northglen

48 Brookfield Homes

from $400,000

82 5B

from $229,000 12K

• from $178,000

• • from $286,000

2I

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from $221,000 11B

• •

from $221,000 11B

northglen.ca

from $245,000 11B

BrookHill

905-697-1681

• •

from $300,000 10B

48 Jeffery Homes

BrookHill

905-697-0765

• •

from $300,000 10B

72 Vandyk Communities

West Park Village

vandykcommunities.com •

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from $210,000

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//designer advice

Trend watch

2014 » by Yanic Simard

Photography by Brandon Barre

It’s already 2014, and time to take fresh inspiration from the new trends the year will bring. Although it never pays to cling to trends too closely, they can be a great source of ideas that will add a little life when you find your space suffering from the wintertime blahs. Here’s my suggestion of five furniture trends to watch, that you can count on sticking around longer than a year. Miniature vs Oversized Small space aficionados know that “condo-sized” furniture is no new invention. I’ve often said “go big or go home!” – or maybe “go big and go home!” – but lately people are also going the opposite route, and choosing a size extra small. Rather than compromising on versions of favourite furnishings shrunk slightly to fit into a compact floor plan, choose statement pieces - big or small - that will bring full satisfaction.

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How to do it » For the ultimate seating plan, fit in the largest sofa you can (for when one or two people are lounging comfortably) and add European-sized compact seats as side chairs to fit in the maximum number of guests during get-togethers. » Miniature chairs in particular are a trend - even beyond the usual 18-in. seat. Petite accent chairs (child sized or even smaller) are charming conversation pieces nestled up to a coffee table, and can be used as occasional side tables when you need to rest a book or beverage. Rugs Over the past few seasons, we’ve really seen the return of the area rug, and now the magic carpet has officially landed. In a condo space with hard floors, area rugs of all shapes and sizes are an excellent way to bring warmth, colour, and a feeling of home, even in the most modernist schemes – they look excellent paired with traditional furnishings or contrasted against sleek minimal forms. The timeless Persian rug especially brings a heritage appeal, although contemporary rugs come in endless patterns and prints to suit any taste. How to do it » For a living area, choose a rug large enough to tuck under furniture legs. Add a runner (a skinny rectangle) in a kitchen or hallway, or a large rug to any room for the feeling of carpeting (leaving approximately a 12-in. border around the room). » The inky tones in classic traditional rugs are neutral enough to blend into most schemes. For an already neutral space, consider this an opportunity to add some colour – you can roll the rug away or move it to a new room between seasons for a little change up.


Tufting Button-tufting is a style invented for practical reasons: the buttons which hold a fabric to its backing (on a chair, headboard – anything upholstered) help keep stuffing in place by creating square or diamond shaped pockets. The traditional look has lasted through centuries, and for 2014 it will be popular for modern settings as well. The geometric forms created by tufting can enrich the look of even the most streamlined sofa, and can be achieved without buttons for a more subtle quilted effect. How to do it » A tufted leather sofa is a must-have investment piece, for a look that speaks to luxury but is also practical – the material will hold up to wear and be easy to maintain. Visit Zilli home to see their current selections. » Quilting isn’t just for pieces you sit on. It can also dress a cabinet front for a private club appeal – check out the Brick 69 storage unit available via Quasi Modo. Origami People have been developing a fascination with facets, and this love of all things angular is leading to a rise in the ancient art of Origami as an inspiration for complex bent forms in various areas of design. Like with tufting, the angles break up a material for visual interest and allow light to catch the item in different ways, adding the subtle drama that contemporary spaces were missing in years past. How to do it » Table bases are an easily overlooked detail that can benefit from a more fun form. I recently found this chunky golden nugget of a side table to make a simple statement in a client’s home – order yours from boutiques like L’Atelier.

Photographs courtesy of Elte

» Origami also makes for great art, brought to a large scale and in new materials, like the simple but intriguing Fold sculpture I recently spied at Avenue Road Plastic For the most future-forward look, it’s hard to beat the appeal of plastic. With people once again celebrating colour, the vivid tones of translucent materials like acrylic and polycarbonate will be the ultimate source of a hue infusion. Semi-transparent materials work best grouped together (so their colours overlap and intermingle) or near a light source that will shine through and spread the colour love around. How to do it » For a quick addition, a few floating shelves (such as the Shellfish series by Kartell, available through Elte) can brighten up a wall – you might not even want to bother finding anything to put on them. » To really make a synthetic statement, try a transparent coffee table or nightstand. A piece like this visually floats to keep an airy look while adding a shock of colour that defines a furniture grouping.

Yanic Simard

is the Design Editor of New Condo Guide and principal designer of the Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Yanic often applies his signature high/low and old/new combination design techniques in developing unique interiors. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and has appeared as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. For more information visit tidg.ca

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homebuyers’ help//

Homebuyers’ Resource Section You love the home, see what you can afford! » Compare mortgage rates for your best deal

» Calculate your mortgage payments using the mortgage payment calculation chart

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Calculate your mortgage payments interest rate

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01 02 03

Calculate the combined monthly before-tax income of you and your spouse. Divide by three. This figure is the monthly payment you can afford to make on your home. Take the total price of the home and subtract the amount of money you expect to make as a down payment. This is the money you will have to borrow.

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Refer to the chart on the opposite page. Look down the left column and locate the interest rate you expect to pay. Line this up with the amortization period of your choice. (Most firsttime buyers take the 25-year amortization.)

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Add to this your estimated monthly heating costs and monthly property taxes. If this figure is equal to or less than one-third of your gross monthly income (calculated in Step 2), you’ll qualify for a mortgage on your dream home.

Multiply this figure by the amount you need to borrow. Divide by 1,000. » Bear in mind that this is a rough estimate. If you have several other large loans already, you may qualify for less. Also, banks and trust companies vary in their policies. The best way to know what you can afford is to go to the lending institution of your choice andget pre-qualified.

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12.13

5.49

7.95

7.79

8.28

10.92

5.34

8.59

8.86

10.77

5.19

7.25

7.47

10.05

10.63

5.04

7.63

8.44

9.90

7.00

4.90

8.28

9.62

12.45

6.70

6.85

4.76

6.91

12.19

9.76

6.40

4.61

7.32

8.14

9.48

5.96

4.34

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9.34

13.91

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6.57

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6.17

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5.53

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5.13

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5.91

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TRUST COMPANIES Community Trust n/a Effort Trust n/a Home Trust Company 2.65 Investors Group Trust n/a MTCC 2.7

6.5 4.45 6.30op 3.95 4.2 6.50op 4.55 6.45op

3.14 3.25 3.95 4.74 3.25 3.6 3.95 4.7 6.30op 2.89 2.89 3.09 3.39 3.14 3.14 3.95 4.74 6.30op 3.75 3.89 2.89 4.39 6.50op

5.34 4.95 3.54 5.34 3.59

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Spring 2014 Closings Now Available On A Variety Of Home Designs. Today we are offering a brand new selection of our most popular Townhomes and Detached Homes in the well connected neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant North. This community offers a Village Square, library, recreation centre, GO Station, shopping and lots of wonderful nature paths and scenic wetlands. Visit us today to see first hand the fine selection of stylish Townhomes and fully Detached Homes in Mount Pleasant North.

30' Home, The Waterford, Elev. ‘E’, 2,211 Sq.Ft., $431,990

38' Home, Plan 6, Elev. ‘B’, 2,644 Sq.Ft., $526,990

Bovaird Dr./Hwy.7

Detached Homes From $363,990

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GTA New Home Guide - Jan 11, 2014  

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