Issue: #49
Oct 14/2014

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...actually 2 buildings and JAT Partners closed on a building in Hamilton on Oct 1st. It is officially ours. We purchased 547 and 549 Main Street East in Hamilton. This is a triplex and a nineplex on the same lot (with potential to build a 3rd property on the site). This property was purchased by using private lenders. We will now renovate the building. This will lead to increased rents and cashflow from the building. Unlike residential real estate, in commercial real estate the value of the building is directly influenced by the revenue it brings in. When we increase the revenue we increase the value of the building.


Learn How To Build Your Real Estate Portfolio

Investing In Real Estate - Using Equity In Your Home To Grow Your Portfolio
Investing In Real Estate - Using Equity In Your Home To Grow Your Portfolio


Join and Tyler Pearson on Sunday October 19th as they teach you how to Invest in Real Estate.

-          We will teach you how you can leverage the equity in your home and earn income from it .

-          We will teach you the value of OPM "Other People's Money".

-          We will review real life case studies of Tyler and's  success.

-          We will teach you how you can participate in the purchase of apartment buildings.

-          We will provide you with an exclusive opportunity to invest in the new Riverside Condo's by Streetcar Developments.


Date: Sunday October 19th, 2014

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: 630 Queen Street East - Riverside Sales Center (change from 43 Davies)





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

Around The World

__________________ made the journey up to French River/Sudbury this weekend for Thanksgiving.


It is a long drive but worth it to recharge and see family.



hind me you can see the French River. The famous French River is considered the unofficial border between Northern and Southern Ontario. The family homestead sits just north of the river.


Anyone that is truly from Sudbury knows it is a "One Arch Town" and no trip is complete without a visit to Deluxe for Burgers and Fries. 



PS - If you did not know they have been mining in Sudbury since 1883. Sudbury is also home to the largest smoke stack in the world.  See below as someone takes a drone all the way to the top:


This view of the SuperStack is like nothing you've ever seen...
This view of the SuperStack is like nothing you've ever seen...


Designer's Corner - With Sarah Broderick


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





Seven Deadly Sins - Are You Guilty?


As a stereotypical first born and self-proclaimed perfectionist, it's taken me most of my life to appreciate the importance of being outside my comfort zone. Creativity, like success, rarely exists without taking risks and the risk reward trade off is as true in design as it is to living a gratifying & fulfilling life.


Here are a few common d�cor sins that keep people in their comfort zones - much too far from realizing their homes true potential:


Sin #1 - Being A Slave to Trends

Design trends come and go not unlike changes in fashion.  In fact catwalks usually dictate trends in home d�cor anywhere from a season to a year in an advance given how infrequently we change our homes compared to our wardrobes.  Being a slave to trends is the first and most deadly of sins in the d�cor world.  Since no two people are a like, no two homes should be either.  The most successful rooms have always defied classification in lieu of representing the homeowner's personality and life experiences.  If you are going to reflect trends be sure to do so sparingly in inexpensive ways so as not to regret it later. 


Sin #2 - Fearing Colour

I like a sophisticated room as much as the next person but when did sophisticated become synonymous with bland, beige or boring?  Although always a firm believer in keeping investment pieces textured and neutral, I tend to embrace colour more than the average designer for its transformative, mood enhancing qualities.  If your space is feeling predictable, try infusing a new colour or colours to inject more energy and life.  I guarantee the end result will be both interesting and unexpected.  Skillfully adding colour can transform a room's mood, its size and its function.  In my experience there are very few design dilemmas that can't be solved by adding or manipulating colour.   


Sin #3 - One Stop D�cor

We live in an instant gratification world where HGTV insists we can perfect a space within 30 minutes (including commercials) but your home is a reflection of who you are and people are complex.  Just as we don't become whole over night neither should your home. It takes a lot more skill, confidence and effort than you may expect so why not enjoy the process naturally overtime.  Be sure to buy what you love - from multiple stores, collections and time periods - to achieve a curated look that truly reflects who you are.  Be fearless and remember almost anything can work well together if you follow the basic principles of balance, scale & contrast. 


Sin #4 - Becoming a Clich�

I love midcentury modern d�cor but having a room consisting of all vintage modern pieces results in your home looking more Brady Bunch than timeless.  Avoid being overly predictable by embracing a more eclectic style in terms of your d�cor.  Good design should never be stuck in a time warp.  It should be confident, surprising and inspiring.  In designer Larry Laslo's words, " Glamour is rooted in the unexpected."


Sin #5 - Being a Wallflower

At some place & time in history it became an unwritten rule that furniture must be up against a wall.  Not only is this rule debilitating, it is unrealistic - especially today as we take down walls and embrace more open concept living.  If you're guilty of this sin I beg you to fight the urge!  Start by investing in furniture pieces that are designed and finished to be aesthetically pleasing from all angles.  Floating pieces in a space is not only more interesting it's also better for conversation.  No matter how big or multi function your space may be, I guarantee breaking this rule will make your home more intimate and inviting. 


Sin #6 - Failure to Edit

I realize to many hoarding is more than a sin; it's an addiction that weighs down our homes as much as our subconscious.  Be sure to purge seasonally!  If you are a collector, group similar items together in one designated area.  Once that area is full be strict and follow the golden rule of one item in for every item out! 


Sin #7 - Lacking a Sense of Humour

Decorating should be fun so be sure not to take it or yourself too seriously!  In my experience every room can benefit from a bit of whimsy.  A unique collectible, some animal print, a large-scale wallpaper, a furry footstool are all examples of items that inject personality and serve as conversation pieces when entertaining.  A truly multi layered interior should easily accommodate some irony so be sure to avoid boredom with a bit of whimsy! 


Feel free to share your inspiration and d�cor by sending images to


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



Date: Sunday October 19th

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: 630 Queen Street East - Riverside Sales Center 


RSVP: or 416 996 5181

During our seminar we will discuss various types of real estate you can invest in including - condos, multi-family (duplexes, Triplexes), mutli-residential (apartment buildings).  We will also show you how you can build a 5 Million Dollar Real Estate portfolio in 10 years. Our goal is for you to Retire Early and Build Generational Wealth.  

Happy Hour Monthly Social
The Thirsty Thursday
Date: Oct 23, 2014






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

Our Top 2 Investment Projects for the FALL - Has Insider Access For Them ALL


Queen St


Minto Westside at Bathurst and Front (King West):


We are very excited for this project. With the trusted name of Minto development, the site and the 57,000 sq. ft. of amenity space planned, it will be the new jewel of King West. With roof top pools, luxury fitness facilities, and much more, Minto is looking to replicate its success of Minto Quantum at Yonge and Eglinton by redefininh the standard of a neighborhood. The demographics of King West are 35 years old and a house hold income of $100,000.00.This will be the building they will pay the premium rents for to call home. An added bonus - You can either walk or take the street car to Billy Bishop airport. In what city can you do that? Email us at to get on the list.


Streetcar Riverside Square (Riverside/Leslieville):


This project is my value buy that has the highest upside for appreciation. Streetcar Developments has recently purchased the Broadview Hotel (Jilly's) and the 4 acre development site purchased across the street. They are not just building a condo tower, they are transforming a neighbourhood. This area is currently underserviced for rental inventory and continues to increase in popularity - people will need places to live. With access to the Queen East Street Car, Lake Ontario, Ashbridges Bay only a quick bike ride away, the Don Valley Trail System, the DVP, and all the new shops, lounge and restaurants on Queen, this area can only go UP. Lastly - Streetcar prices their new projects under current market value. You will have built-in profit from day one. Email us at to get on the list. 


Alex Wilson's Listing
Alex Wilson's Listings
126 Simcoe St, Unit 612
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom
For Sale $328,900

Description: 'Boutique Phase 2' A Luxury Condo Building In The Heard Of Downtown Core. Steps To Osgood Subway, Financial District, King West. Excellent One Bedroom Layout, Floor-To-Ceiling, Wall-To-Wall Windows, Sunny & Bright South Facing. Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Granite Counter Top, High Standard Roller Window Blinds. Exercise Room, Guest Suits, Party Room, Rooftop Deck, 24 Hrs Concierge And More. Perfect For 1st Time Home Buyer Or Investors.

Extras: Stainless Steel Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, Stacked Washer & Dryer. All Existing Light Fixtures. Professionally Installed Roller Solar Blinds. 1 Storage Locker Included.

Link for the Listing Here.
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.

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.




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