EnerQuality honours Hall of Fame recipient Paul Golini Jr.
EnerQuality is pleased to announce this year’s EnerQuality Hall of Fame award will be given to Paul Golini Jr., co-founder and executive vice president of Empire Communities, one of Canada’s largest real estate development companies. The recognition will be presented at the Housing Innovation Forum and Awards on February 23, 2017.
From sitting on boards and steering committees of industry regulatory bodies like Tarion and EnerQuality, to his leadership role as chairman of one of the industry’s most influential organizations, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Golini’s vast array of experience has led to opportunities in leadership, research and consultation. Having built more than 10,000 new homes and condominiums with development and home building operations in Canada and the U.S., Golini is a leader, mentor and guiding force in the industry.
New construction home sales soared in the GTA in the month of October, primarily driven by sales of multi-family homes, condo apartments in highrise and midrise buildings and stacked townhomes, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced November 24, 2017.
It was on November 13th, 2017 that HOMES Publishing Group held their 32nd Anniversary Party at Marlowe's Restaurant in Richmond Hill, with over 350 guests coming to raise a glass to mark the special day.
by Gale Beeby
Editor, HOMES Magazine & Condo LifeOttawa may well be the ultimate company town, with most employment centered around the government of Canada, be it federal employees or any number of supporting industries from law firms to lobbyists to restaurant and hotel workers. It also has a reputation for being a little, er, straightlaced.But that isn't so true anymore. Residents of Canada's capital no longer have to head across the Ottawa River to Hull, Quebec, in order to find some evening entertainment or fine dining. Ottawa has grown up and is now growing out and is seeing a growth spurt in population and residential developments.And why, you may wonder, is this interesting? I always want to know what is happening in the real estate market, not only in the GTHA, but also throughout Ontario and Canada. So, when Fresh Towns came to my attention, I couldn't help but be interested.Located in Ottawa's increasingly popular west end neighbourhood of Qualicum, Fresh Towns by Greatwise Developments has sold over 70 per cent of its first phase in less than a month and every indication points to the imminent release of the community's second phase being met with the same enthusiasm.With a unique urban design and highly desirable features, Fresh Towns offers a stunning contemporary option along with an affordable price point.Greatwise used online surveys from the earliest stages of development to help pinpoint precisely who their buyers are and what they are looking for — the best in modern living with an indoor/outdoor element and lots of opportunity to tailor their homes to suit their individual needs.As a result of this inclusive approach, available models at Fresh Towns include three-storey rooftop towns, which offer residents their own personal sanctuary overlooking this growing neighbourhood. Traditional three-storey towns are also available, and every model in both styles offers a private garage.Features and finishes throughout are hand picked by Ottawa's West of Main Interior Design. With designer backsplashes and countertops and engineered hardwood floors, buyers can also custom tailor their living spaces through lifestyle finishes packages.The neighbourhood has everything residents want, especially families and first-time buyers, including proximity to schools, shops, transit, highways and downtown, as well as Morrison Park, Andrew Haydon Park, the Nepean Sailing Club and the Ottawa River, all big draws for those who love the great outdoors. For those looking for a delicious culinary experience, the area boasts numerous restaurants, clubs and pubs. Fresh Towns starts in the low $300,000s for more than a 1,000 square feet, and although the largest units are a spacious 1,663 square feet, prices go up only into the $400,000s. Highly affordable by GTA standards.freshtowns.ca
It never occurred to Tom Petty that gathering a group of friends to play music wouldn't make them big stars. After meeting Elvis at the age of 10, and later watching the Beatles, he knew he was meant to be a musician and approached it with laser focus. In the late 1960s at age 17, Tom put his theory into practice, adding a few more instruments to the mix and was soon on his way to stardom. Nothing deterred him or slowed him down, even the disapproval of his father who was disappointed that his son would take the artistic route rather than what he considered a more masculine sports-oriented road into adulthood.Tom's first band, the Epics, started out in his hometown Gainesville, Florida, playing locally between odd jobs to keep them financially afloat until they hit the big time, which he knew in his heart was just a matter of time.The Epics evolved into Mudcrutch, a popular band at the Gainesville University of Florida area bars, but failed to get outside attention. His next band, the Heartbreakers, quickly turned things around making it to the top in 1976 with their hit song "Breakdown." Tom and the Heartbreakers never looked back, producing classics such as "American Girl," "Free Falling," and "I Won't Back Down." It was a career that lasted over 45 years.Music poured out of Tom Petty like a fast-moving river producing hit after hit, many used for movie theme songs and sound tracks. Just as he imagined as a young boy, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers became one of the most popular American bands in history, garnering virtually every important award in the music industry and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Petty died in October at age 66 and now his much-loved Lake Sherwood getaway near Malibu and nine miles to the Pacific Ocean is for sale. Built in 1931 with walls of local fieldstone, Petty's retreat has mountain and water views across the natural lake from almost every room and 125-feet of shorefront. Deceptively large at 5,300 square feet, the house has three bedrooms and three baths and underwent an expansion in 2004.The home's rustic feel is complimented by a balcony fireplace, redwood-panelled bathroom with a stone bathtub that overlooks the lake and vaulted-beamed ceilings and fireplace in the fieldstone living room. It's a California house with a European mountain-lake chalet vibe geared to inspire creativity from its barrel-tiled roof to its enchanting terrace.The home also has a private deep-water dock where one can sit and dream, launch a boat, fish or swim. Located high above the fog line, the property is guaranteed bright sunshine and cool breezes. Listing agents are Dana Sparks and Amy Alcini of Compass Realty in Malibu, California.Rock and Roll superstar Tom Petty's fabulous Lake Sherwood retreat near Malibu is listed at $5.895 million.https://www.toptenrealestatedeals.comhttps://www.compass.com/listing/1999-trentham-road-lake-sherwood-ca-91361/a7b593b809f90420535cd02d7a206a6b2da51d6c/?origin_type=Listing%20 Card&origin=Agent%20Profile%20Page
As 2017 winds down, Rosehaven Homes' 25th Anniversary celebration may seem complete — but they are just getting started. This year has been full of non-stop excitement with several successful new releases in Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Aldershot, and Brampton.
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions and commitments in your life. But personal finance experts warn that home buyers, especially first-time buyers, need to research, plan and save for their new home in order to realize their dreams of home ownership.
Ontario has introduced new requirements for landlords that are aimed at preventing them from evicting tenants from rental apartments without adequate compensation for the trouble.
Imagine a prime piece of land near a GO Transit station in the GTA. What should be built on it? It’s an important question, especially when you consider that our region is growing by about 100,000 people a year.
When you are buying a new home, you want everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, things can — and do — go wrong. Whether it’s something relatively minor, like unfinished trim around your bathroom door, or a potentially major issue like a crack in your foundation, your new home warranty is there to protect you.
More than a kitchen and bath luxury showroom, The Water Closet offers unparalleled service, selection and solutions for all your plumbing and heating needs. Our goal is to be your full-service showroom while “Enhancing the Flow of Life”.
Over the past 14 years Factory Tile Depot has become #1 for everything tile and stone. With 5 locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the tile industry, we have built the confidence of trade and retail clients alike. We are proud to offer well thought out showrooms, extensive selections of hard to find tile-stone, on site designers, and some of the best after care support in the industry. Experience the FTD difference on your next project.
X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. We offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.
Space Age Closets and Custom Cabinetry has been serving Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years. Our services include a wide array of custom storage solutions for every room in your home. With decades of experience designing and installing custom closets and cabinets we pledge to provide excellence in service and get the job done right the first time.
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
For more than 140 years, American Standard has led the way in developing innovative bathroom and kitchen products that improve daily living.
Sharing Passion & Performance. With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.
We've been proudly serving the community for more than 160 years. We deliver natural gas safely and reliably to two million homes and businesses across Ontario. With safety as our ongoing priority, we're committed to making communities better places to live.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
Canada's premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state of the art facility in London Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. Locally Made. Distinctly Beautiful. Naturally Canadian.
DelSuites offers fully furnished and serviced condominiums in 20 locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Downtown, Midtown, North York, Markham, Scarborough, Mississauga, Etobicoke and Brampton.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
Since 1989 Men At Work has specialized in renewing and enlarging older houses in core Toronto neighbourhoods. We are experts in managing the challenges of renovating sensitive old buildings into beautiful, functional, comfortable living spaces.
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
Cosentino is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives.
Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory Inc. specializes in aftermarket cabinet fronts and accessories that fit IKEA kitchens. We transform ordinary looking IKEA kitchens into extraordinary ones. Finally, there is a choice for more desirable cabinet doors and accessories for your IKEA kitchen.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
With over 90 years of experience, BLANCO is the leading kitchen sinks and faucets manufacturer. From handcrafted in Germany Steelart® sinks and the beauty of Silgranit®, to the European design faucets, BLANCO products are celebrated worldwide for their unmatched quality and design. Blanco Silgranit® sinks are proudly manufactured in Canada TRADE ONLY.
BONE Structure has designed and patented a structural steel frame and insulation system that is the best integrator to build Net-Zero Energy custom homes. Using an integrated process inspired by the aerospace industry, we design and build high-performance, sustainable homes.
At the Ensuite, our primary goal is to provide extraordinary service and quality for our clients throughout the entire process. We cater to all budgets and all project sizes.
At The Condo Store, we are passionate about delivering exceptional consumer experiences. By offering a complete suite of real estate services, we ensure that we meet our consumers’ every need. From sales and rentals, to mortgage, new developments and property management services through our strategic alliance program with First Service Residential (FSR), we have experts in every field to guide you skillfully from beginning to the end of your real estate journey.
As one of Canada’s premiere Real Estate Firms, PMA has become a leader in the sale of new homes across the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Calgary in Canada, San Francisco and Florida in the United States. For 50 years the PMA family has embraced a simple yet powerful cornerstone – attitude, enthusiasm and teamwork make all the difference. PMA Brethour Realty Group sells over 3,000 homes annually and provides over 50 different clients across Canada and the United States with unparalleled professional service.Established by the legendary Riley Brethour in 1964, PMA was founded on the principle of enthusiasm and Positive Mental Attitude (PMA). In the development industry when all the “bricks and sticks” are the same or copied in 30 days – what distinguishes the Builder Developer from one another is often their public face … their sales team. What distinguishes a marketing and sales service company like PMA is the distinct character of the individual members of the team. We are not really in the REAL ESTATE business but we are in the RETAIL business. When you are in the RETAIL business you are really in the PEOPLE business. When you are in the PEOPLE business you’re in the EMOTION business and the managing of EXPECTATIONS. Since 1964, PMA for now over 50 years has reflected a positive and enthusiastic approach toward all aspects of our service business – to our industry, our clients, and our team.
ImmerSpa inground hot tubs combine the aesthetics of a gorgeous water garden with the benefits of water massage – at a price that’s comparable to other tubs. We invite you to let your imagination run a little, and consider that the joy of water in your backyard is within reach. Bring the spa experience home with an affordable, easy to install, inground swimmable water feature. ImmerSpa. Simply soak it in.
Oak & Tenon specializes in designing and producing custom furniture and cabinetry. We make functional art in wood with enduring style and quality ingrained.
Beauti-Tone paint is a proud Canadian company, available exclusive to Home Hardware stores across Canada. We manufacture a full range of exceptional high quality products with outstanding value. An extensive colour offering, including exclusive collections from Style at Home, Chatelaine, Simon Chang and Sesame Street. That’s why we are Canada’s paint experts.
Since 1883, Benjamin Moore has been producing the highest quality paints and finishes in the industry. A superior paint experience with every product. Incomparable colour, flawless coverage, and lasting durability.
Custom drapery, drapery hardware, blinds, shutters, specialty shades (including motorization and home automation), bedspreads, headboards, quilting, upholstery, fabric library, and a complete in-house drapery workroom. We also offer custom programs for builders, designers & decorators.
Over the past three decades, Ryan Design International has emerged as a true leader and innovator in the field of real estate marketing, advertising, graphic and environmental design as well as cutting-edge web marketing. Since its founding in 1977 the company has grown to be a full-service advertising agency, playing an instrumental role in the successful launching and on-going marketing of many international real estate projects.
We’re #1 certifier of energy efficient homes in Canada. We design and deliver green building programs to the residential construction industry. We support these programs with practical training and recognize innovation through our annual EQ Awards. We also consult with leading organizations to create their own energy efficiency programs.
FLATO HOME will sell a wide range of products to satisfy all your home needs, with a continually expanding product offering so we can better serve you.