Issue: #39
July 28/2014

 
                                             
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  Monday Wake Up   

 

 

Looking For Fun In The Sun:

We went into the Alexjwilson.com Archives and covered some of the summer hotspots here in Toronto:

 

Toronto Urban Adventure #7: Summer Social/Activity Hotspots, Alex J Wilson
Toronto Urban Adventure #7: Summer Social/Activity Hotspots

 

Featured Listing:

 

Waterfront Dream At Beyond The Sea Condos

South Exposure With Forever Views of Lake - $360,000.00

http://alexjwilson.com/2230lakeshorew1101/

 

Alexjwilson.com Presents: 2230 Lake Shore W Unit 1101 - Toronto Condos
Alexjwilson.com Presents: 2230 Lake Shore W Unit 1101 - Toronto Condos


 

Description:

At 718 Sq Ft. This 1 +1 Bed Sun-Filled unit offers a South view which floors the unit with Natural Light and Unobstructed Lake Views. Plenty of room for Dining and Outdoor couch on your Over-sized Balcony. The unit features Modern Kitchen with Granite Counters, Dual Sink, Stainless Steel Appliances, Back-splash, and Soft-close Drawers. 65,000 Sq. Ft of Retail being built next door to feature Metro Grocery Store, A Shopper drug mart, A TD, cafe and much more

 

Extras:

Amenities include: 24 Hr Concierge, Visitors Parking, Rooftop Lounge with BBQ & Cabanas, Indoor Pool, Yoga Studio, Exercise Room, His/Her Change room with Sauna, Party Room, Wine Tasting Room, Include S/S App, W/D, W/C, Elf's (Exclude Den Elf)

 

 

Interesting Reads
Here are some interesting reads of the week: (Click on title Link)
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Around the World
Designer's Corner - With Sarah Broderick
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Toronto, ON
 

Announcing a new feature in the Monday Wake Up - Designer's Corner by Sarah Broderick

 

 

Adding Personality and Impact on a Budget

 

A few months ago I started working with a couple that had been living in a new construction townhouse for approximately two years.  Although they had started furnishing their home, they had an appreciation for several conflicting styles and needed help identifying their unique aesthetic as a couple.  Despite best efforts, progress had come to a stand still, so they asked for my help ensuring their home reflected their personalities but also flowed from one room to the next.  Due to a few other priorities like landscaping, travel plans etc., funds were limited despite a fairly long wish list and a ton of potential in the all white, builders grade home. 

 

Although we knew we wouldn't be able to tackle everything at once, I helped them prioritize to ensure the biggest initial impact and the proper building blocks that could be added to over time.  In the end, there were three main areas we focused on to add personality and impact on a budget:

 

PAINT

 

Everyone is familiar with the chalky white paint builders love to use in new homes.  It marks easily, shows every little imperfection and never looks glossy or finished like a fresh coat.  Depending on the size and complexity of your home, paint is a relatively inexpensive way to add colour and texture to your space.  You can play with bold accent walls, a high gloss or matte finish and if you don't like it, it's easy and relatively inexpensive to change -- especially if you're doing the work yourself.  Although I love to paint, I usually leverage one of my preferred partners to ensure an efficient but also high quality finish.  You do pay more for the labour than the paint itself but it's typically worth your time and effort with the added bonus of a professional doing the work.  

 

 

KITCHEN UPGRADES

 

The original backsplash was meant to go with a completely different granite countertop.  It was busy, the wrong colour, poorly installed and the homeowners had tolerated it for long enough!  No matter what else we tackled in the kitchen, we knew we had to change the unsightly backsplash.  By leveraging my connections in contracting and discount tile worlds, we managed to install a natural marble subway tile for less than half what we would have paid full price.  We then accented the tile with a darker, charcoal grout that helped tie together grey tones in the granite countertop we knew we didn't have enough funds to replace.  The grout also helped give more of an industrial feel to the kitchen and was a wonderful way to add personality, style and contrast given its low price regardless of colour, especially if you're willing to take a bit of a risk. 

 

The builder's grade kitchen island from the original design was a lot like others in new construction homes and condos - way too small in size and scale given the space.  The existing kitchen doors surrounding the island were in good shape so we decided to keep those and contrast them with darker IKEA cabinets as the base of the new, much larger island centerpiece.  By saving money on the cabinets we were able to splurge on a beautiful, live edge countertop from Urban Tree Salvage in Toronto.  The end result is both practical and unique.  It adds a natural element to the otherwise industrial space while the warmth and character from the wood cannot be beat! 

 

LIGHTING 

 

Another huge improvement involved replacing builder's grade lighting in the entrance and kitchen to affordable, yet stylish fixtures.  Having saved money painting the home, we were able to splurge on a beautiful high impact light fixture for the living room and dining room.  Although still awaiting its arrival, we took advantage of our electrician's time by having him move the poorly placed fixture to the perfect spot so it's ready for installation as soon as it arrives. 

 

As with all my clients, I'm a firm believer in doing things over time to ensure they're done right! There's nothing wrong with keeping to a budget and taking your time so you love every element.  After all, nothing beats the awe-inspiring feeling of "I'm home" upon entering your space. 

 

Events
Upcoming Events
This section will focus on upcoming events being hosted and sponsored by Alexjwilson.com.

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Happy Hour Monthly Social
The Thirsty Thursday
  
Date: Every third Thursday of the month 
(Aug 21 this month)

 

Time:

 6-8pm 

 

Location: 

Bar Wellington, 520 Wellington St W. 

 

It seems the older we get the busier we get - therefore Alexjwilson.com wanted to dedicate 1 night a month that people can circle in their calendars and make it a priority to come. Alexjwilson.com is all about community so come out and re-connect with old friends - make some new ones - and share what is new in our lives.  

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New  Development

Investor Suites of South Hill

 

3 Year Guaranteed Return - Cash Flow Positive Condo Investment Opportunity

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South Hill

 

 

The Condos Of South Hill - 1 Day Sale July 30th

 

Alexjwilson.com has access to the new Investor Suites at South Hill Condos at the Base of Forest Hill and On Top of The Annex.

 

The Three Major Selling Points:

  1. 3 year Rental Guarantee at $3.50 per ft - the developer will provide you a cheque every month for 3  years at $3.50 per sq. ft of your property. A turnkey investment solution.
  2. Extended Deposit Structure - 5% in 30 days 5% at 120 days - no future deposits until occupancy in 2016.
  3. A 3 minute Walk to Dupont Subway Station and walking distance to U of T and George Brown.

Email us for more details and reserve your cash flow positive suite today.

 

Designed by Northgrave Architects, the project has159 units and six townhomes, with four more coming in the next release of the boutique. Interior design is by Boychuck and Fuller and studios start at about 500 to 600 square feet rising through one bedrooms to one plus den, two bedrooms, two plus den which top out at 1,000 square feet and some at over 2,000 square feet.

 

 

 

Alex Wilson's Listing
Alex Wilson's Listings
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3 Navy Wharf Court, Unit 2602

2 +1 Bedrooms, 2 Washrooms,

For Sale $525,000


 

Description:

High Floor with unobstructed south (views of water) and west (views of sunset). Floor to ceiling Windows and 9 ft ceilings. Corner unit at nearly 1100 sq. ft. All rooms offer views of water. Den has been converted into a walk in closet - could also be converted to 3rd bedroom. Hardwood Flooring throughout. Granite counters in kitchen. South financial core next door with 1.3 million sq. ft office space under construction + 4.6 million more planned = jobs

 

Extras:

Parking and locker included - best amenities in city - 30,000 sq. ft 3 level "Superclub" - ultimate fitness/ pool/ basketball court/ bowling/ indoor running track & more, 100 Mbps internet access - 24 Hr concierge and recreation coordinator


 

Link for Video Tour Here.

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35 Balmuto St, Unit 1106

2 Bedrooms, 2 Washrooms,

For Sale $689,900 

Description:

Luxury Yorkville Living. Large Upgraded 2 Bedroom corner unit at nearly 1000 Sq Ft. Art Deco inspired building. $30k of upgrade throughout unit. Ideal for second home, investment for children or downsizers. Convenience of parking and large locker in same stall. Makes loading into car easy. The most fashionable shopping and best dinning area in the city. Three subway lines - Bloor, Yonge and University all walking distance away. U of T only minutes away.

Extras:

S/S Bosch Fridge with ice maker and water dispencer, B/I Oven, Bosch S/S Dishwasher, Bosch B/I Microwave, W/D. Amenities Include: Lounge with outdoor terrace, Fitness center, Steam Room, Media/Lounge, 24 Hour Concierge, Golf Simulator


 

Link for Video Tour Here.

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2230 Lakeshore, Unit 1001

1+1 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

For Sale $329,000

Description:

At 718 Sq Ft. This 1 +1 Bed Sun-Filled unit offers a South view which floors the unit with Natural Light and Unobstructed Lake Views. Plenty of room for Dining and Outdoor couch on your Over-sized Balcony. The unit features Modern Kitchen with Granite Counters, Dual Sink, Stainless Steel Appliances, Back-splash, and Soft-close Drawers. 65,000 Sq. Ft of Retail being built next door to feature Metro Grocery Store, A Shopper drug mart, A TD, cafe and much more


 

Extras:

Amenities include: 24 Hr Concierge, Visitors Parking, Rooftop Lounge with BBQ & Cabanas, Indoor Pool, Yoga Studio, Exercise Room, His/Her Change room with Sauna, Party Room, Wine Tasting Room, Include S/S App, W/D, W/C, Elf's (Exclude Den Elf)


 

Click here for Video Tour

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1+1 Bedroom, 1 Washroom
For Sale $399,900

Unit Details:

Suite: 2505

Stockholm Model
1 Bedroom and Study
534 Sq. Ft.
Unobstructed West Exposure With Balcony.


Occupancy Oct 2014

Building Features:

  • Ice Spa include a dry sauna and steam room
  • Cold water dip pool, swimming pool, hot tub
  • Relaxing lounge, fitness centre, aerobics room and more
  • 24 Hr Conceirge
  • Outdoor Terrace with BBQ
  • Ice will be a candidate for LEED certification and will use environmentally sensitive energy sources.
Link for the Listing Here.
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3865 Lake Shore Blvd, Unit 1001
1 +1 Bedroom, 2 Washrooms
For Sale $329,000

Description:

Amazing South View Of Lake Ontario And Marie Curtis Park, Both Only Steps From Your Door. Your Cottage In The City. 9 Ft, And Floor To Ceiling Windows, This Unit Is Flooded With Natural Light. Sitting At 814 Sq Ft, This 1+1 Has 2 Full Washrooms. Quiet Building, Ideal For Down Sizers. For The Professional Working Downtown, It Is Steps To The Long Branch Go Station. Parking Is Included


 

Extras:

Five New Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counters, Customized Walk-In Closets. Building Has A Fitness Centre, Roof Top Terrace With Bbqs And Hot Tub, Visitor Parking, 24 Hr Concierge Service, Buses To Subway At The Door.


 

Link for the Listing Here.

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1 Bedroom, 1 Washroom
For Rent $2,600 Per Month
Luxury Living In Brand New Cinema Towers. This Fully Furnished 1 Plus Den Unit Is Available For Short Term Rentals. Landlord Will Add Additional Furnished. Enjoy Breath Taking Views Of The The Water And Sunsets Front Your Large Balcony And Western Exposure . Mins. Away From Shopping & Upscale Restaurants.

Extras:
Basketball Court, Gym, Fitness Studio, Party Room, Urban Terrace, Hot Tub, Steam Room, Guest Suites. Screening @ Tiff; 24 Hrs Concierge.
 
Link for the Listing Here.
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525 Wilson Ave #263
1 Bedroom, 1 Washroom 
For Lease $1,375 Per Month
Fantastic Open Concept Layout With Granite Counters In Kitchen, Laminate Flooring In Lr/Dr, Brdlm In Bedroom With Built-In Closets, Ensuite Laundry, 5 Appliances. Parking And Locker Included. Wilson Subway Station Across The Street - Yorkdale Mall A 2 Minute Drive - Easy Access To 401.
 
Amenities Include - Pool, Concierge, Visitor Parking, Gym, Indoor Pool, Party Room, Guest Suites. Unit Includes - Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Light Fixtures And Parking Space
 
 
Link For the Listing Here.
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3+1 Bedroom, 3 Washrooms
For Lease $10,000 Monthly 

Description:

Rare 3 Bedroom 3100 Sq. Ft Fully Furnished Penthouse Condo Available To Rent In Toronto. Ideal For Sports Figure, Corporate Executive, Or Movie Industry That Requires Space For Their Family. With 4 Terraces, Over 810 Square Feet Of Outdoor Living Space, The Sprawling, Sun Drenched Residence Is Located On The 27th Floor; With North, East, West And South Views Of Lake Ontario. Atop One Of Toronto's Premier Waterfront. This Is A Turn Key Solution.

  

Extras:

2 Parking Spots And Locker Room With Unit. Walking Distance To Billy Bishop Airport Which Can Easily Take You To New York Or Chicago - Avoid The Lines Of Pearson. Be In The Porter Lounge In 15 Minutes From Leaving Your Unit. Roof Top Pool.

  

Link for the Listing Here.

  

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
For Sale $333,900
 

Description:

In Demand Boutique Condos - This unit is all about Location - Situated at Simcoe and Nelson, this building is only a black away from Queen & University Subway - A 5 min walk to Financial District - 5 min walk to theatre district, restaurants and nightlife - You basically have it all at your door step. High End finishes throughout - Ideal for parents looking for UofT or people working in Financial District. Great community feel - especially the roof.

  

Extras:

Amenities in building include - community BBQs, meeting room, business centre, gym, guest suites, steam room, outdoor pool, games room, party room and 24 hr concierge.

  

Link for the Listing Here.

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Sincerely,
  

Alexander J. Wilson B.A.
Team Lead: Alexjwilson.com
 

#1 Agent At RE/MAX Condos Plus 2013

 

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