For the Love of: Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are a home design trend that has been growing across Canada for years and is currently experiencing unprecedented attention. It’s no wonder as an outdoor kitchen extends your living space and beautifully complements outdoor living areas that most homeowners already enjoy. When designing your outdoor kitchen there are a number of factors that…
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For The Love Of Stone Surfaces: Counters, Floors, & Walls

Stone Counters Our use of stone as the ideal countertop surface dates back as early as cooking itself when the rocks surrounding an open flame were the only work surface needed. And while granite has been the most popular choice for stone counters for about the last decade or so, there are other stone choices…
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Perth County Farm Gate Map

Courtesy of www.PerthCounty.ca Get right to the source of Perth County’s local food culture. Perth County is home to a variety of farm gate stores, self-serve stands and seasonal pick-your-own experiences. Discover the picturesque rural county and meet the hardworking and inspiring people who grow the delicious food we enjoy daily. What to Expect Farm Gate Stand: These informal farm gate stands operate on a self-serve system. Pick up your…
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Which Side of Lake Simcoe is Best?

For years there’s been a friendly rivalry going on amongst Lake Simcoe dwellers. It passionately engages homeowners from the north, south, east and west sides of the lake in a tempting challenge for which side of the lake out-shines the others. Here Are The Arguments: On the north side residents and cottagers get full day…
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Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate

What is Wellness Real Estate? Wellness Real Estate, as defined by the Global Wellness Institute is “the construction of residential and commercial/institutional properties that incorporate intentional wellness elements into their design, materials, and building as well as their amenities, services and/or programming.” This includes wellness-related renovations and improvements made to existing homes and buildings.  Currently, there are over 740 wellness…
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Why The Direction Your Home Faces Matters

When you buy a home, you have many factors to consider from the size of the home to its layout, amenities, neighbourhood, accessibility and more. One aspect you may want to move to the top of that list is home orientation or the direction in which your home faces. Why does the direction your home…
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The Covered Bridges of Canada

Canada had over 1,400 covered bridges in rural areas at the end of the 19th century. Today, there are only 140 that still stand, located primarily in Quebec, New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island.  Considered an engineering marvel for its time with seven Howe trusses supporting six piers, the Hartland Bridge, the longest covered bridge today…
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Meet Canada’s Sought-After Furniture Maker

In a life-altering change of direction, Christopher Solar swapped software design for working with hardwood, and has never looked back This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Embarking on a complete change of career is a risky move, and the odds of forging a prosperous new path are…
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Let There Be Light: How Architects Create Bright Homes

As humans are naturally programmed to crave daylight, architects have developed new tricks to ensure that our homes are illuminated in the best possible way This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Pity the villagers of Rjukan in Norway and Viganella in Italy, who until recently lived half…
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A Day with Byron Katie in Toronto | Saturday April 25th, 2020

We are Bringing Byron Katie to Toronto! Bestselling Author and Creator of the Work Join Byron Katie at The Westin Harbour Castle, TO, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Click here for more info. This one-day workshop is designed as a journey of radical self-discovery. With her humour and lovingly incisive clarity, Byron Katie helps people understand the cause of…
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