Tree House Tales, Part Three
Remember that $30,000 boat-shaped tree house that a west-end Toronto resident had been ordered to tear down by the city? Well, the owner decided to appeal the city’s ruling to the Ontario Municipal Board and the OMB sided with him. In order to keep the structure standing, the owner, a contractor himself, agreed to make some minor modifications, including lowering it by about a metre and moving a portion back from the property line.
Here’s a sneak peak excerpt from a column by Jeff Mowatt (JeffMowatt.com) on five ways to improve office politics and employee interactions.
A look back at our Roundtable panel discussion. How do you avoid bad clients?
A quick reminder that this coming Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day.
Earlier this year, the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) released the results of their annual Construction Confidence Survey, which polled 500 ICI (industrial, commercial, and institutional) contractors across the province.
Bath products that bring the tranquility of the spa to your home
Even after a relatively mild winter like we had here in my neck of the worlds, it’s always nice when spring rolls around and the trees start to sprout leaves, the grass turns from brown to green, and we can shed some layers of clothing on the jobsite.
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to file your tax return today. If you or your spouse are self-employed, you have until June 15 to file the return, but any taxes owing are due today if you want to avoid interest and late-payment penalties.
If you’re a salaried employee your tax return is due next week.
Helical piles, also known as ground screws and screw piles, look like oversized wood screws or ice-fishing augers. As a replacement for conventional concrete footings, especially sonotube-style footings, helical piles have one standout advantage
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allan Rug Co. has been serving the GTA builders, designers, architects and the public for over 50 years. Supplying a full range of commercial and residential carpeting in a wide range of colours and styles from leading manufacturers.
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.
From a modest machine shop in Baltimore to the surface of the moon, we’ve proudly provided innovative solutions for over a century. Discover the pioneering history of BLACK+DECKER.
Master Edge Homes is built upon a foundation of expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship. With a team of dedicated and diligent personnel, Master Edge Homes executes home builds and renovations precisely how you envisioned them. From design and build to complete renovation, we are passionate about exceeding excellence with meticulous design, skilled construction, and project management.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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!
You chose your new Chrysler because you wanted something far beyond the ordinary. It just makes sense that your ownership experience should be just as special. That's why we're committed to exceeding your expectations for as long as you have your Chrysler.
We specialize in the manufacture of a wide variety of high quality, custom made wood cabinet doors and dovetail drawers suited for residential kitchens, closet systems, built-ins and bathroom vanities. We offer over 10,000 unique door design choices since every element of our doors can be customized.
Silver Screen Classics is the only Canadian TV channel specializing in classic films, bringing you legendary movie stars like John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Kirk Douglas, Spencer Tracy, Marlon Brando, and many others.
Manufacturer of custom staircases for residential, commercial building and high end custom projects.
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.
Alendel Fabrics has been a premier source for quality fabrics, linings and drapery hardware since 1981. Our growing product lines are internationally sourced and are recognized for being on trend, competitively priced and in stock. We service the residential, manufacturing, contract and hospitality markets across Canada.
Masco Canada Ltd. is the Canadian plumbing division of MASCO Corporation and represents brands including Delta, Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor, BrassCraft, Master Plumber, and Waltec. MASCO Canada Limited is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction and responsiveness to the unique Canadian marketplace.
Exclusive Tours specializes in Unique, Best in Class, Small Ship Cruising. Our Expertise, Knowledge and Vision provide you with the best Selection, Quality and Value. Proudly Canadian – we offer a truly comprehensive selection of exceptional small ship cruises.
Forterra Brick is North America's largest brick manufacturer with a total capacity of more than 1.7 billion bricks. Forterra Brick provides superior selection and service, and more than 1,000 styles of brick in four regional brick collections. Among architects and builders across the U.S. and Canada, we are known for; Innovation, Service and Influence.
Working with the hopes, goals & aspirations of you, the client, and combining our education, expertise and experience, we will create a space you will love!
For over 40 years, Nortesco has remained the leading distributor of kitchen and bath designer brands in Canada. We are now very proud to introduce our own vanity brand Aria. We continue to exclusively distribute KWC, Newform, Perrin & Rowe, Waterstone, Catalano, Mr. Steam, Art Cream, Shaws, Horus, Inda and more. We love great design and dedicate ourselves to offer an exceptional experience from start to finish!
Atlantis Bath Centre is committed to providing clients with exceptional service and quality plumbing products that reflect their personality and lifestyle. Channeling the latest design trends and the desires of the client, Atlantis is the one-stop-shop for every kitchen and bathroom project. Visit one of our locations and experience the Atlantis difference.