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The Well

The Well: Tridel introduces Toronto’s most anticipated lifestyle opportunity

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The Well: Tridel introduces Toronto’s most anticipated lifestyle opportunity

The Well is one of the most ambitious mixed-used endeavors in Canada, a bold reflection of Toronto’s energy and diversity and an extension of the urban vibrancy of King West. Bordering Front, Spadina and Wellington, The Well brings a unique mix of shops, restaurants, fresh food markets, work spaces and residences, spanning seven acres and three million sq. ft. of culture, entertainment and community in downtown Toronto’s west side.

With construction of the transformative community already well under way, Tridel, a leader in condominium living, is preparing to launch one of the most anticipated condominium lifestyle opportunities in the city, in just a few weeks.

“The Well is a choreographed mix of urban experiences, dynamic architecture and interconnected public spaces. There is simply no other development that offers this breadth and scale of integrated uses,” says Jim Ritchie, executive vice-president, sales and marketing at Tridel. “Residents will experience the full spectrum of urban living without needing to leave the community. And when they do leave, they’ll find themselves in the middle of one of Toronto’s most dynamic and energetic neighbourhoods.”

The condominiums by Tridel at The Well will offer residents two distinct living opportunities. The Classic Series I and II consists of two towers along Front Street at 38 storeys and 22 storeys, respectively. A boutique 14-storey midrise known as the Signature Series will be located along the revitalized and historic Wellington Street. Each of the three buildings will feature Tridel’s unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability, as well as its own independent amenity spaces, including party rooms, outdoor terraces with pools, fitness centres and more.

With a pedestrian-centric focus, Tridel at The Well sets the stage for incredible experiences and responds to some of the strongest desires of downtown Toronto today: Walkability, community-building, the ability to create connections while seamlessly blending old and new. More than a collection of buildings, The Well is an amenity-rich, urban streetscape and a vital, fully functioning environment that puts the things people want most within easy reach. Perfectly situated between King West and the Entertainment District, Tridel at The Well offers established connections to public transit, airports, trains, buses and highways.

The highly anticipated launch of Tridel at The Well will include 400 suites in Classic Series I, the first of Tridel’s two urban condominium towers on Front Street, and 98 suites in the Signature Series boutique residence on Wellington.

Register online for more information and regular updates.


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Georgian Sands by Elm Developments

Georgian Sands is master-planned for maximum enjoyment

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Georgian Sands is master-planned for maximum enjoyment

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Wasaga Beach. In fact, it’ s becoming the fastest growing area for vacation homes, and for those who are retiring and downsizing. Well known for its recreational opportunities all year long, Wasaga’s 14-kilometre sandy beach hugs the shoreline of Georgian Bay. In the heart of it all, you’ll find the newest neighbourhood by Elm Developments – Georgian Sands.

This scenic setting is perfect for water sports, fairweather activities or strolling hand in hand. River kayaking, boating, biking, hiking, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are all popular pastimes, and Blue Mountain’s downhill ski slopes are close by. Just a short drive away, you can enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment in Collingwood. With so many farms and microbreweries near Wasaga, a culture of farm-to-table cuisine has evolved, along with markets, country fairs and music – all adding up to a vibrant lifestyle.

Perfection personified

The popularity of Georgian Sands surpassed expectations. The first two phases of townhomes and detached homes sold out quickly, and the first phase of homes are now under construction. The newest residents of this community are expected to move in this fall. As demand for these new homes continues to increase, Elm Developments will be releasing further phases.

Townhomes and detached homes offer a selection of three and four-bedroom floorplans with open-concept kitchens and great rooms, as well as main-floor powder rooms. Some layouts feature master retreats on the main level, and Elm Developments has included formal rooms, libraries, mudrooms, home offices and second-floor laundries, as per plan.

Each home has been designed with heritage-style details, and a colour palette that reflects the natural coastal beauty of Georgian Bay. Take a walk along Georgian Sands’ streets for a true appreciation of the architectural accents, including gables, turrets, shiplap siding, shakes and stone – all in colours inspired by nature.

An all-season playground

You’ ll find everything you could possibly need, within a short walk from your home at Georgian Sands. This master-planned community will feature its own shopping area, with stores, restaurants and cafes. Go for a run or take your dog for a walk, and choose a different route everyday. A new four-acre multi-sports park offers opportunities to play softball and tennis. If golf is more your game, you’re next door to a scenic 18-hole course. Georgian Sands positions you close to the downtown beach area in one of Ontario’ s most revered four-season destinations.

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Phases one and two are now sold out. Registrations are now being accepted for future phases.


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Savvy savings: Energy-efficient tips for your home that will ultimately save you money

Savvy savings: Energy-efficient tips for your home that will ultimately save you money

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Savvy savings: Energy-efficient tips for your home that will ultimately save you money

Your home may look the same as your neighbours’ home, but it may be costing you more money to maintain it. The assumption that all homes are created equal is not true. Within the GTA, there are homes that were built in the 1800s and have since been renovated 20 times or more. Let me help explain where you might be wasting money every month and provide you with some tips to help improve the energy efficiency of your home on your next home renovation.

Energy efficiency in your home is a combination of many different parts (electricity, heating, cooling, air leakage and insulation). Making your home more energy efficient in an integrated way can be very complicated and needs to consider all aspects of your home. You can start this process on your own with a few easy steps.

Electricity

Managing your electricity costs can be as simple as switching your light bulbs to LED. This alone can save you over 60 per cent of your lighting electricity use. You can go one step further and use newer light switches that have a dimming feature, occupancy sensor (it will turn the light off if you leave it on) and smart-home features. These light switches cost more upfront, but they will save you money in the long run – especially if you have a person in your home that always forgets to turn off the light when they leave the room!

Heating and cooling

Make sure that your thermostat is installed in a central location without anything blocking it. If you have a curtain or something else blocking the airflow around it, then it will not register the temperature in your home properly and lead to over-heating or over-cooling. Don’t forget to check the expiry date on your thermostat! Just like smoke detectors, there is a practical life expectancy for these devices. I suggest that after 10 years of use, you should consider replacing it.

As for the temperature setting, this is a personal preference. Some people like a warmer or cooler house, and control of that is completely up to you. But consider your temperature settings for when you are not at home, and adjust your temperature setting by 10 degrees Celsius. Your system won’t turn on when you don’t need it to, so this will save you money in operational costs and also increase the lifespan of your heating and cooling system. A Smart thermostat allows you to return your home to a comfortable temperature, firing the system 30 minutes before you arrive.

Your passive choices

After addressing the more proactive things, like your thermostat settings and lighting systems, you should look at the passive parts of your home that are costing you money. Let’s look at air leaks. If the seals around windows and doors are leaking, then you are losing valuable heated or cooled air all the time. This can be fixed simply by replacing the gaskets or applying caulking. You can also eliminate air leakage and create a much better building envelope by rebuilding old exterior walls – integrating a well-detailed air and vapour retarder and adding insulation to create a more comfortable living space.

Using a professional renovator to help guide you through the process of making your home more energy efficient will help save you money. Always remember to obtain a detailed contract and get building and electrical permits when they are required, this will protect you and ensure that the work is completed according to code.

David Wilkes is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA.

For the latest industry news and new home data, follow BILD on Twitter, Facebook, BILD’s official blog.


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Find your new condo sanctuary at 260 High Park

Find your new condo sanctuary at 260 High Park

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Find your new condo sanctuary at 260 High Park

High Park may be popular draw in Toronto in spring with the bloom of the cherry blossoms, but just up the street on High Park Ave., 260 High Park Church Lofts & Residences is gaining due attention for a significant condo conversion.

Developer Medallion Capital Group recently released the Church Loft suites as part of this project, which involves the re-envisioning of the Alhambra Church at the southwest corner of Anette St. and High Park Ave. in Toronto’s west end. The design retains and repurposes the elements that are of historical value in the heritage building, while introducing a new addition massed sensitively around the main sanctuary.

Just 15 prized Sanctuary Church Lofts are available in the historic church structure, with another 55 units in a brand new, adjoining four-storey residence.

Retaining much of the original church facade, including large stained-glass windows and 10-ft. ceiling heights, Sanctuary Church Lofts range from 837 to 3,081 sq. ft. in one-bedroom, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus den configurations, and priced from $1 million to slightly less than $4 million. Units in the new structure range from one-bedrooms to three-bedrooms plus den, and are priced from the mid $600’s.

Chris Giamou, principal at Medallion Capital Group
Chris Giamou, principal at Medallion Capital Group

“What’s important, and what really appealed to us, is proximity to transportation, Bloor West Village as well as the 400 acres of High Park, an iconic municipal park destination in Toronto,” says Chris Giamou, principal at Medallion Capital. “All of these are part and parcel of the amenities that are built into this project.”

The design team for 260 High Park comprises Boston-based, internationally renowned Finegold Alexander Architects for the heritage conversion of the church; Toronto-based Turner Fleischer for the contemporary residences; Toronto-based ERA Architects for the heritage conservation plan; MEP Design for landscaping; and U31 for interiors.

As is typical with such heritage conversion projects, especially given what the High Park area and the former church means to local residents, consultation with stakeholders leading up to the project was paramount.

“What was most important to heritage, in particular, was the protection of existing elements from street level,” Giamou told Homes Publishing. Based on such feedback, Medallion Capital altered its original design which surrounded the church with glass and window curtain walls.

“We know High Park is born and bred of brick, and the community didn’t like that concept,” Giamou says. “The compromise was that we maintained the north facade of the schoolhouse and the first bay of the west elevation. In addition to that, we replaced the glass with brick pattern that matches the existing brick.”

Though the building contains 70 units in total, it was actually zoned for as many as 77. “We purposely went larger to make these end-user units,” says Giamou, as investors will likely not be part of the buyer profile.

Site preparation is underway, and construction is set to begin this summer.

260 High Park Church Lofts & Residences


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Condo Life Magazine - June 2019

Condo Life – Jun2019

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Condo Life – Jun2019

Condolife, launched in 1998, continues to be Toronto’s finest and most comprehensive guide to the condo market and lifestyle.

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M2M Condos

M2M Condos – Aoyuan International’s master-planned community wins the BILD People’s Choice Award

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M2M Condos – Aoyuan International’s master-planned community wins the BILD People’s Choice Award

While far from its first real estate development on a global scale, M2M is Aoyuan International‘s initial project in Toronto, as well as its most ambitious to date. Planning for the multi-faceted community project first started in 2017, when Aoyuan International acquired the Newtonbrook Plaza and began to lay out plans for its largest residential complex in Canada.

When completed, the 8.6-acre master-planned community at Yonge and Finch in North York will be a fully integrated neighbourhood designed for living, working, and playing. Featuring five towers and two podiums, M2M’s all-encompassing community will be home to a total of 1,650 residential units, as well as hundreds of thousands of square feet of office and retail space, a community centre, children’s daycare, and even its own greenspace for a future park.

The Aoyuan International team is thrilled to have received the BILD People’s Choice Award at the 39th annual BILD Awards on May 3, where the award was presented by the Building Industry and Land Development Association.

The BILD Awards are an annual event held to highlight new real estate projects that standout taking place in the greater Toronto area and to celebrate “excellence in the GTA’s land development and new home industry,” With awards that recognize distinction in everything from marketing and sales to project design, BILD aims to recognize the myriad hard-working people behind the hundreds of new communities that appear on the market every year.

Aoyuan International shares the People’s Choice Award with key strategic partners who are equally responsible for M2M’s success, including Wallman Architects, U/31, Ferris + Associates Inc., Baker Real Estate Inc. and KG&A.

In a lengthy selection process, most winners of the BILD Awards are chosen by a jury of industry experts. However, for the People’s Choice Award, the power of selection is put into the hands of the general public, which makes the award one of the most coveted in the BILD Awards. This prize is considered massively important within the industry, as it represents the voice of the GTA people who will ultimately occupy the award-winning dwellings.

Initially shortlisted alongside seven other finalists, Aoyuan International’s master-planned community ended up snagging the award. The project was also nominated for the Best Suite Design award, thanks to M2M’s expansive square footage, smart home features, and thoughtful details, such as laminate wood flooring, Kohler fixtures, integrated appliances, and under-cabinet lighting.

Aoyuan International believes in and is committed to “building a healthy lifestyle” for its residents, and is thrilled that the M2M site has received its official approval from the city. With the BILD People’s Choice win drawing even more attention to the project, all eyes will definitely be on this exciting new community as the Newtonbrook Plaza is transformed over the coming years. The TTC Yonge subway expansion, which will soon bring downtown public transit access to M2M’s door, will make the master-planned community an even more attractive place to call home for daily commuters between the 416 and 905 area codes.

With such a positive start in the Toronto market, there’s no telling what successes await Aoyuan International and M2M, but the outlook so far is incredibly optimistic, and the team is excited to build out its master-planned community with its many amenities — from a yoga studio, infinity pool, and co-working space to a marketplace and park for families in the neighbourhood. It’s this very blend of modern development, design, marketing, and communications that Aoyuan International believes led to M2M’s victory at this year’s BILD award.

Aoyuan International encourages a healthy urban lifestyle. To learn more about the project, visit the M2M Presentation Centre and model suite, located at 5851 Yonge St.. The Presentation Centre is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from noon to 6 p.m. weekends. For further information or an appointment, call 416.901.2720 or visit the website.


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How to move customers past price

How to move customers past price

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How to move customers past price

Edited by Allan Britnell

Do your team members ever give you this excuse when your company loses a customer, “Our competitors are hammering us on price. That’s why we’re losing business.” It’s a convenient excuse that puts the blame on those nasty competitors. But the truth is, most customers don’t buy based on price alone. If that were true we’d all live in the cheapest homes, buy the cheapest vehicles, and every time we went out to eat, we’d always eat fast food. As you know, customers buy based on overall perceived value. The question becomes, what do today’s customers value – to such a degree they will willingly pay a premium? The answers may surprise you.

What Customers Really Want

Having worked with more 400 client organizations and conducted surveys of 11,000 of their customers, we discovered there are some 35 factors that customers consider (often subconsciously) when they decide to pay a premium. Here are two that I talk about in my training seminars and speeches.

Selection is Overrated

Today’s customers suffer from decision fatigue. It begins first thing in the morning when they decide what to wear, which lane to drive in, and which of the hundreds of emails or posts on their portable devices are worth their attention. So when it comes to buying something, the last thing customers want is a large selection that makes choosing complicated.

What customers really want in today’s world of too much clutter is what I call A.I.D. – Analysis, Interpretation, and Direction. Customers want you to analyze the various options available for them, interpret those options based on the customer’s individual needs, and direct the customer to a maximum of three choices. In other words, for complex purchases customers don’t want to work with an order taker. What they value is a trusted advisor.

Don’t Be Better, Be Different

When it comes to discussing your offerings with potential customers, claiming your product or service is better than the competition won’t likely motivate them to switch to you. Chances are your established competitors are not selling junk. In customers’ minds, if what they’re currently buying is reasonably good, then it’s not worth the risk and hassle of switching over to you for a slight improvement in quality. Unless you’re offering something that provides a different – as opposed to better – way to achieve an outcome, customers often stick with the devil they know.

That brings us to how you communicate your uniqueness. After listening to the customers’ specific needs, describe to them the conventional solutions to their particular problem. Then explain that given the customer’s unique needs, conventional approaches won’t achieve the desired outcome, and how they may instead create unintended negative consequences. Then reveal how you are bringing a different type of solution; one that addresses their unique needs while avoiding undesirable consequences. Now the customer sees you as significantly different and price becomes less relevant.

Bottom Line

Trying to beat your competitors’ prices is rarely a profitable strategy; especially if you’re not a huge organization with massive economies of scale. Instead, remember that what customers really want is greater overall value. Often getting your customers to move beyond price simply means training your team members to change the way they talk with customers. To boost your profits and market share, could it be time for a tune-up of your team’s customer communications skills?

This article is based on the bestselling book, Influence with Ease, by motivational speaker, Jeff Mowatt. To obtain your own copy of his book or to inquire about engaging Jeff for your team, visit his website.

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Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson – an English icon and is currently triumphing on Broadway

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Glenda Jackson – an English icon and is currently triumphing on Broadway

Photography, (King Lear) Brigitte Lacombe, courtesy The Cort Theatre

Glenda Jackson, an English icon, ferocious actress and former firebrand politician, currently happens to be triumphing on Broadway. Turning 83 on May 9th, Jackson is starring as the title character in a revival of Shakespeare’s King Lear.

My wife, Rachel Sa, and I will attend, with tickets already purchased for Jackson’s limited run at The Cort Theatre. To say that we are giddy with anticipation is a profound understatement. This is especially true, because Jackson has had such a remarkable stage and screen career, even with a 23-year hiatus to become a British Member of Parliament.

But first a word about the late Katharine Hepburn. I find myself remembering her now, because in the winter of 1981/1982, just as she was winning her fourth Oscar as best actress, Hepburn also appeared on the broadway stage. She starred as Margaret Mary Elderdice in the West Side Waltz at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Hepburn turned 75 during that engagement.

West Side Waltz was written by Ernest Thompson, who also created On Golden Pond, both for the stage and the screen. Hepburn won her final Oscar for her riveting performance in the film version.

Sadly, West Side Waltz was a mediocrity, yet Hepburn broke through the tremulous voice she had gained with age and proved to be mesmerizing. I know, I was there. New York Times critic Walter Kerr best summed it up, “One mysterious thing she has learned to do is breathe unchallengeable life into lifeless lines.”

There are no lifeless lines in King Lear. The Bard took care of that 413 years ago. As for Jackson’s performance, I am eager to see what havoc she wreaks in director Sam Gold’s spare, and modernized, version of this famous tragedy. “The play is a Mount Everest,” Jackson told Vogue. “It goes from the gutter to the peak of the highest mountain in the world – it’s all there.”

It has always been all there for Jackson. Witness her monumental performance as another titan, Queen Elizabeth I, in the BBC’s 1971 television serial, Elizabeth R. From teenaged princess through to Elizabeth’s ravaged death at 69 in 1603, Jackson embodied the survivor spirit of the legendary virgin Queen. She ‘aged’ through the role with the help of extensive makeup and major shifts in attitude.

Jackson won two Emmy Awards for Elizabeth R. She also won two Academy Awards for her film work, out of four nominations, all in her early career years. Disdaining awards, Jackson did not show up for either Oscar win – for Women in Love (1969) and A Touch of Class (1973). She was also Oscar-nominated for Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and Hedda (1975). Some viewers would have also nominated her for playing Elizabeth I again in Mary, Queen of Scots, with Vanessa Redgrave as the doomed Mary.

Experiencing Jackson as Lear should be a revelation. When I saw Hepburn, I sat in the back row of the Barrymore. For King Lear, we have front-row centre seats. Might as well be part of the spectacle.

Bruce Kirkland‘s career spans more than four decades, working as a film critic for The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Journal and for 36 years at The Toronto Sun.

A life-long film buff, Bruce now shares his passion and insight with Active Life readers.

bruce.kirkland@hotmail.com


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Design/Build Expert: Laneway housing

Stay in your lane, pal: Laneways, now are for more than just vehicles and vermin

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Stay in your lane, pal: Laneways, now are for more than just vehicles and vermin

Toronto has a housing problem; some call it a crisis. One of the levers Council is pulling at to increase more urban housing options (a pilot project) is to construct laneway houses in rear yards that abut public lanes.

Photo courtesy of R-Haux
Photo courtesy of R-Haux

Beyond the basement

There are 2,433 lanes in the city of Toronto and since June 2018, residents have been able to plan for and build these secondary suites, in a (somewhat) detached fashion from the main dwelling. Essentially, it shifts the previously permitted basement apartment to move up and behind the principal dwelling, so long as the services are provided from the main building, and the lot is not severed. It’s a practice that has been allowed in many other metropolitan centres for some time. Cities such as Vancouver, Los Angeles and even Ottawa have had similar bylaws and a plethora of interesting solutions already successfully resided in. Over the past year, however, the Building Department reports there have only been 78 permits applied for and six permissions issued. The goal of the bylaw was to allow for quicker and easier action by Torontonians, but given its connection to the city’s more complex makeup of other governing bylaws, 15 other applications are awaiting Committee of Adjustment hearings for minor relief to the rules. That alone can add more than six months to the approval process, so seeing this put into any significant practice will take some time.

Livable lanes

So, who benefits from this pilot project, you ask? Potentially, anyone and everyone. Adding laneway housing brings eyeballs to the lanes, which increases safety of persons living in or passing through them. The city benefits from an increased tax base and the (hopefully) good news story about gentle density, increased housing choices and improved stock – therefore improved affordability.

Photo courtesy of Lanescape
Photo courtesy of Lanescape

How to make it happen

There are many options available to any current homeowner who has property abutting a lane inside the pilot area. One company that was a part of the laneway bylaw development is Tony Cunha and his team at Lanescape.ca. They hold regular public information sessions for designers, builders and homeowners looking to learn more about the intricate process and rules governing these initiatives. They also provide design and construction services, which range in cost due to factors including finished vs. unfinished areas, site-specific servicing, plus consulting fees. Tony emphasizes that this is not the ‘Tiny House’ movement gripping social media. “These units,” he attests, “can be up to 1,700 sq.ft. in size, with a 10mx8m footprint.” Lanescape has done a great job at creating illustrations of how to fit a laneway house onto a lot, and the zoning restrictions that govern it. Setbacks from the lane, the main dwelling, as well as height and angular plane restrictions ensures this is a true secondary suite, and not just another house behind a house. While every lot is unique, if you understand the basic rules, there is an as-of-right condition to fit something onto virtually every lane abutting lot. Stickhandling the rules, with guidance from professionals, can shorten the approval process and build the laneway home faster.

Bylaw-friendly design

Another group focused on designing solutions that fit the bylaws, is Leith Moore and his team at R-Hauz. They are taking the approach of full bylaw conformity, and have designed a number of products that fit the as-of-right-bylaw, based upon the typical Toronto lot sizes aiming at range from 15 to 30 ft. with stops at 20 and 25 ft. Their goal is to reduce the time required to erect the dwelling through a level of pre-fabrication and repetition of product and process. With roots in larger tract-style development, they are focused on the speed and scalability of the build, for the benefit of the customer and their neighbours, who also share daily access in and out of the shared lanes. With a more contemporary square, yet curvilinear design and standardized options for systems and finishes, these houses have been designed with a “best square foot, rather than most square foot” mantra to maximize storage and comfort and flow for the occupants. With a design already hatched, zoning approvals as-of-right and a repeatable product with modularized components, these may be the most prevalent solutions we start to see around our lanes.

Photo courtesy of Lanescape
Photo courtesy of Lanescape

Urban revival

We at Eurodale Design + Build, coupled with a handful of architecture offices and custom builders throughout the city, have also dipped our toes in the collective waters, but on a per lot, per client, custom type solution. Many of these projects become lumped in with improvements to the original, aged dwelling that exists on the lot to begin with, as part of a more holistic gentrification of the site. Given the services for the new laneway must be tied to the original home, work will be required at the basement level for connecting electricity, water, sewer and gas anyway. Damages done will want to be repaired, and there is an economy of scale to do improvements to the principal dwelling when crews are on-site for the laneway project. These will create a whole host of unique designs and construction projects of varying style and quality levels, spearheading a tapestry of urban revival of sorts, while solving some housing challenges Torontonians are collectively feeling as we mature and grow.

Do you have any ideas as to how a laneway house could benefit your own life? Give one of the aforementioned professionals a call to see how this exciting initiative could become a benefit to you and your family. As always, I recommend you start your search at RenoMark.ca to find a professional builder to help undertake your project for you.

Who is laneway housing good for? Potentially anyone and everyone. Here is a quick list of who may find it a solution to their needs.

• ADULT KIDS – a great launching pad to help teach these birds to fly.

• AGING PARENTS – retaining independence of space, but safety and security of proximity to loved ones.

• FIRST-TIME OR MOVE-UP BUYERS – help qualify for and pay down the mortgage with a tenant in the main dwelling or the lane house.

• REAL ESTATE SIDE HUSTLERS AND SMALL DEVELOPERS – a way to maximize the value of a lot with some extra construction.

• CAREGIVERS OR PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS – live-in-style care with a live-out feeling.

• RETIREES DOWNSIZING OR IN SEARCH OF RESIDUAL INCOME STREAM – convert an existing property into an income source without affecting the main house.

• DIVORCEES: better than the proverbial doghouse, this could allow families to stay close together, albeit not under the same roof.

Brendan Charters is a Founding Partner at Design-Build Firm Eurodale Developments Inc., the GTA’s only four-time winner of the Renovator of the Year award.

@eurodalehomes

(416) 782-5690


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Product Showcase: Appliances

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FOR THE LOVE OF COOKING

Designed with absolute attention to quality performance, and state-of-art design, SMEG’s Portofino range is made in Italy and available in eight colours and multiple configurations. Complete the look with a decorative wall hood and you’ll have a perfect and elegantly aligned focal point.

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ELEGANT NEW COLOUR

The 24-inch Black Stainless Steel Microwave Drawer is the latest addition to Sharp’s line of kitchen appliances. As a complementary appliance in a black stainless kitchen, its rich, elegant finish is an absolute show-stopper for your dream kitchen. Coupled with the convenience features and quiet operation that are standard to all of Sharp’s products, this model allows you to showcase your design savvy and create a premium kitchen that flows with your lifestyle.

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STEAM & CONVECTION, A SUPER COMBO

The JennAir 24-in. Steam and Convection oven, available at Appliance Canada, is a versatile wall oven that uses steam to preserve nutrients in vegetables and tenderness in meats, and convection for evenly-baked pastries and roasts. Use steam and convection together for food that’s tender inside and roasted or crisped outside. It features 4.8-inch Glass Touch Controls with LCD.

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PREMIUM APPLIANCES IN STUNNING SHOWROOMS

Best Brand Appliance has been Ontario’s top choice for premium appliances for the last 10 years due to their stunning showrooms, wholesale pricing and unparalleled service. They recently opened a 10,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art showroom at Leslie and York Mills to better serve their south clientele, and are thrilled to show the people in Toronto what they have been doing in Vaughan the last decade.

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