Issue: #42
Aug 18/2014

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Toronto Real Estate 
  Monday Wake Up  Adventure in Chinatown:


China Town, Toronto with Alex J Wilson
China Town, Toronto with Alex J Wilson


I am currently sitting at the Windermere House in beautiful Muskoka writing this week's newsletter. While looking through the archives I picked my adventure in Chinatown. The rational for posting this video is that I filmed it on a rainy day in January and I felt like a cold wet cat (the exact OPPOSITE of how I feel right now). Enjoy the last few weeks of summer before that weather comes back.



Featured Listing:


3865 Lakeshore Blvd. West Unit 1001 Presents: 3865 Lake Shore Blvd - Toronto Waterfront Condo Presents: 3865 Lake Shore Blvd - Toronto Waterfront Condo


The Perfect Condo To Move Your Parents Into - 

1 Plus Den with 2 Washrooms and over 800 sq. ft. for only $329,000.00.


Do your parents need to move out of their big house and they always wanted to live by the water - this is your affordable chance.


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 Downsizers. For The Professional Working Downtown, It Is Steps To The Long Branch Go Station. Parking Is Included. 



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Interesting Reads
Here are some interesting reads of the week: (Click on title Link)
Around the World Around The World

Toronto, ON enjoyed a weekend up at Windermere house on Lake Rosseau to celebrate the marriage of his clients Amanda Rickward and Gareth Jones.


Now obviously if you are all the way in Muskoka and only 20 minutes away from Bracebridge you have to go to Santa's Village (ok maybe this is not so obvious).




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




Cohabitating in an Eclectic Space


Both personally and professionally I have always been drawn to mixing styles when it comes to design. Thankfully the days of buying furniture from the same store or the same collection are long gone. As a designer an eclectic mix allows for greater creativity since two spaces are rarely alike. Merging different furniture pieces, time periods, colours and textures for clients ensures a more interesting and unique space that is distinctively their own.


Some of my most challenging and favourite projects have therefore involved helping

couples cohabitate for the first time.  Although not always the case, opposites do tend to attract. In my experience this statement is rarely more accurate then when it comes to people's personal style.  Finding a balance between personalities, likes and dislikes allows me to play the unbiased third party in helping my clients merge their styles and establish a common ground.


I recently took on a project where a more traditional male client was anticipating the arrival of his long-term girlfriend. Their townhouse was transitional - not quite modern and not quite traditional - in style while she preferred a more modern, streamlined Scandinavian influence. This was no small task given some pre-existing antique furniture, a recently painted turquoise accent wall and the fact that Scandinavian style rarely mixes well with anything else...By following the basic principles of design - line, mass, texture, colour and form - we created a space that is creative, bold and fun.  The end result is a cohesive, unique look that represents them as individuals as well as a couple


Here are some of the essential elements of an eclectic space that we used to design their home:


  • Combining 2 to 3 (max) different design styles and time periods. In our case it was mixing traditional artwork and antique furniture with bold colour and modern Scandinavian accents in an otherwise transitional space.
  • Using the homeowner's own photography as a starting point helped pull the room together. Although the rug injected a lot of different colours it was important the main colours in the photos were well represented throughout the space. 
  • Adding different patterns and textures gave more of a modern Scandinavian aesthetic.  It also resulted in a more casual, comfortable feel to the eclectic space. 
  • Balancing the bright turquoise accent wall required a similar colour in the rug and accent pillows. Choosing different blue and turquoise shades in the same family but not the exact tone of the paint colour added more visual interest without being too similar or "matchy".
  • Neutral colours in the curtains, pillows and other accents helped ground the bold, bright colours we added to the space and tie all eclectic elements together. 
  • Taking a traditional shape like a globe glass pendant but in a larger scale and bolder colour was a bit of a risk but added an unexpected, unique look that also helped balance the yellow in the adjacent rug.


Although more challenging to find the perfect balance that comes from a well designed interior, an eclectic mix of styles, time periods, colours and textures inevitably results in a space that feels more curated, inviting and unique.     




**Please send all design dilemmas, questions or inquiries to as I look forward to including the answers in a future edition of the Monday Wake-Up**



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


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






Bar Wellington, 520 Wellington St W. 


It seems the older we get the busier we get - therefore wanted to dedicate 1 night a month that people can circle in their calendars and make it a priority to come. 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.  



New  Development

NEW DEAL - CASA III Condos In Yorkville With 2 Year Rental Guarantee at $4.00 per sq. ft.


One Night Only - August 19th


King West


NEW DEAL - CASA III Condos In Yorkville With 2 Year Rental Guarantee at $4.00 per sq. ft.


One Night Only - August 19th


CASA III will be launching it's investors' suites - this is a great opportunity to purchase your first investment property and not have to worry about it being vacant.

Units are 496 sq. ft. for One bedroom units starting at $384,900.00.



Here is the video I did on the original CASA project by Cresford:

Casa Condo 33 Charles Street, Alex J Wilson
Casa Condo 33 Charles Street, Alex J Wilson


Wondering what to do in Yorkville check out my video - date night in Yorkville:

Urban Adventure #4: Date Night In Yorkville - Toronto -
Urban Adventure #4: Date Night In Yorkville - Toronto -




Alex Wilson's Listing
Alex Wilson's Listings

3 Navy Wharf Court, Unit 2602

2 +1 Bedrooms, 2 Washrooms,

For Sale $525,000



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



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.


35 Balmuto St, Unit 1106

2 Bedrooms, 2 Washrooms,

For Sale $689,900 


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.


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.


2230 Lakeshore, Unit 1101

1+1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

For Sale $360,000


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



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

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.
3865 Lake Shore Blvd, Unit 1001
1 +1 Bedroom, 2 Washrooms
For Sale $329,000


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



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.

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.

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.
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.
3+1 Bedroom, 3 Washrooms
For Lease $10,000 Monthly 


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.



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.


1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
For Sale $333,900


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.



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.




Alexander J. Wilson B.A.
Team Lead:

#1 Agent At RE/MAX Condos Plus 2013
TOP 1% Condo Sales in Toronto 2009-2013 
Platinum Club 2010-2013
RE/MAX Hall of Fame

45 Harbour Square
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5J 2G4


Sales Representative
RE/MAX Condos Plus Corp. Brokerage
Office: (647) 352-5181
Mobile: (416) 996-5181