Why Port Dover’s revived waterfront is a valuable opportunity for developers
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Karoun Chahinian
3d ago
Canoeing and kayaking on the open water. Lakefront trails for biking and exploring. Picturesque sunsets that change with the seasons. In the coming years, the redevelopment of the Lynn River and Silver Lake waterfronts is set to transform the shores of Port Dover into a four-season lifestyle destination. There is one redevelopment property in particular that also presents an exciting opportunity for developers to shape one of southwest Ontario’s most vibrant and dynamic communities. A classic summertime—or anytime—destination On the shores of Lake Erie, Port Dover’s waterfront is both a throwb ..read more
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Before and After: How a $300,000 reno transformed a stuffy Leaside craftsman into a vision of black and white
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Toronto Life
3d ago
The place A three-bedroom, two-plus-one-bathroom semi-detached craftsman home in Leaside. The history The current owners, a young couple, purchased the house in 2017 and dreamed of transforming its main floor into a more contemporary and functional open-concept space. In 2021, they reached out to designer Amanda Beer of AB Interiors to make their vision a reality. Her design was all about creating airy gathering spots flooded with natural light. The project, which included a new kitchen, bar and powder room among other upgrades, ended up costing $300,000. Related: How a reno turned a dat ..read more
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House of the Week: $4.2 million for a never-lived-in minimalist marvel steps from Summerhill station
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Ali Amad
5d ago
Neighbourhood: Summerhill Price: $4,250,000 Size: 2,075 square feet plus a 700-square-foot basement Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 5 Real estate agent: Cailey Heaps and Jeannine Volpe, Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Heaps Estrin Team The place  A three-bedroom, five-bathroom semi steps from Summerhill station. The three-storey home comes with white-oak millwork throughout, 19-foot ceilings and a wine fridge as tall as a basketball hoop. Outside, there’s a heated parking pad (EV charger included) and a landscaped backyard. It’s within walking distance of David A. Balfour Park and the business ..read more
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The Chase: With the birth of their daughter months away, this couple raced to find a new home
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Alex Cyr
5d ago
More House Hunts Real Estate The Chase: With the birth of their daughter months away, this couple raced to find a new home Real Estate The Chase: How one couple found their starter home downtown Real Estate The Chase: One couple’s race to find a house within an hour of the city for under $800,000 The buyers: Erica Lemieux, 39, a geomatics engineer, and her partner, Julien Murphy, 37, a customer sales and service agent, with their daughter, Isabel, and their French bulldog, Frankie. The story: Erica and Julien met while bartending in the Distillery District in 2013. In 2014, they moved to C ..read more
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House of the Week: $4.3 million for a Mississauga home with a floating bathtub and a backyard office
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Andrea Yu
1w ago
Neighbourhood: Mississauga East Price: $4,288,000 Previously sold for: $801,000 in 2017 Size: 7,800 square feet Bedrooms: 4+3 Bathrooms: 5 Parking spots: 15 Real estate agent: John Czan, Forestwood Real Estate The place A four-plus-three-bedroom, five-bathroom detached in Mississauga East. The home comes with a three-car garage plus room for 12 more cars on the driveway. It’s a short drive from Pearson airport and a 30-minute haul downtown via the 427 and the QEW. The history  In 2017, a family bought the two-bedroom bungalow that once stood on this plot for $801,000. They partnered ..read more
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Surreal Estate: $11.9 million for a Muskoka compound perched atop its own peninsula
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Toronto Life
1w ago
Location: Bracebridge, Muskoka Price: $11.9 million Size: 11,500 square feet sitting on 1.5 acres of land Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7+1 Real estate agents: David Bemmann and Jack Miller, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada The place A seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom woodland estate on a private peninsula in Lake Muskoka. The place is an ideal escape for a large family that loves nature—given its 210 metres of waterfront, two-storey boathouse and lake views from every room. It’s a short drive to downtown Bracebridge and Muskoka Airport and a two-hour haul to Toronto. The history In 1999, the curr ..read more
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Cottage of the Week: $5.7 million for a Caledon home with a guest house and two swimming holes
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Toronto Life
1w ago
Location: Caledon Price: $5,750,000 Size: 3,500 square feet sitting on 34 acres of land Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Real estate agents: Daena Allen-Noxon, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada The place A four-bedroom, four-bathroom country home surrounded by Caledon’s meandering Coffey Creek. The place has a large stone patio, a guest house and two ponds for swimming—all sitting on 34 acres of land. Motorists are a short drive from Highways 7 and 9 as well as a number of hiking trails and clubs for golfing, skiing and horseback riding. The history The original stone cottage was built nearly a c ..read more
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Surreal Estate: $5.4 million for a faux château in Mississauga fit for the Brothers Grimm
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Ali Amad
2w ago
Neighbourhood: Mineola, Mississauga Price: $5,399,888 Size: 8,200 square feet Bedrooms: 4+1 Bathrooms: 6 Parking spots: 13 Real estate agent: Peter Philip Papousek, Hux Papousek Realty Group The place  A five-bedroom, six-bathroom faux château in Mineola, one of Mississauga’s oldest neighbourhoods. Outside, the place has room for 13 cars, a massive stone patio and an in-ground pool. Inside, there’s a sauna, a jumbo wine cellar and a full bar. It’s within walking distance of half a dozen parks, and motorists are a short drive from the QEW. The history  The house was built i ..read more
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Rental of the Week: $4,275 for a two-bedroom with a bowling alley and a pet spa
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Andrea Yu
2w ago
Neighbourhood: Midtown Rent: $4,275 Size: 784 square feet Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Real estate agent: Jenna Houssian, Fitzrovia The place A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the fifth floor of the Parker—a new 39-storey rental tower on leafy Redpath Avenue, in midtown. Wi-Fi (but not utilities or insurance) is included in the rent, as is access to shared amenities such as a pet spa, a two-lane bowling alley, a lobby café, a retro arcade and a rooftop infinity pool. The building is within walking distance of countless businesses as well as Eglinton station, and it ..read more
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House of the Week: $4 million for a Mississauga standout with a levitating staircase
Toronto Life Magazine » Real Estate
by Andrea Yu
2w ago
Neighbourhood: Mineola, Mississauga Price: $3,999,000 Previously sold for: $1.1 million in 2019 Size: 3,000 square feet plus a 1,400-square-foot basement Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6 Real estate agent: Peter Calak The place  A four-bedroom, six-bathroom house in Mineola. The place comes with an attached two-car garage and a long driveway with space for four more cars. It’s within walking distance of several parks as well as the lake, and it’s a short drive from the Port Credit GO station and the QEW. The history In 2019, the current owners—a family of four—bought the three-bedroom, two-bathr ..read more
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