For a minute, I thought the luxury cruise line Silversea had thrown a dart at every new port on the world stage. Not quite. In 2016 this line will showcase 845 destinations, 272 cruises (or voyages, as they’re called) and […]
We didn’t quite get up at the crack of dawn, but close. I now type this at the boarding gate for Air Canada’ flight to Calgary, departing at 10. Erin’s reading at Word on the Street Lethbridge, and there’s school…
The fall real estate market is in full swing, so you’ll see lots of Open Houses this weekend. Take a look at out top choices for a condo, townhouse and house in Kits; follow the link to LiveKitsilano.com to see a full list of every open house. 3 Open Houses…
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping of oil country tubular goods from Chinese Taipei, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of the Phi…
by Gary Schroeder In part 1, we discussed the importance of Product/Market Fit and concepts of Problem Validation and Solution Validation. This part covers 5 key UX responsibilities of Product Managers. To architect great solutions to market problems, always start with the user and work backwards. Work backwards from their problems and how you want […]
Some people wish their whole lives for the chance to see the greatness of Niagara Falls, but fortunately for us, we are just a roadtrip away and have been blessed to see the rushing water many times. I’m sad to say that the most interactive we’ve gotten with the falls is to stand on the pathway above [Read On]
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There are plenty of neighbourhoods in Toronto that, while off the beaten path, are among the most interesting and lively communities in the GTA. One of these neighbourhoods is The Junction, centred around the meeting place of major rail lines near the intersection of Dundas and Keele Streets. The Junction is home to an eclectic mix of shops, studios, restaurants, and cafes which occupy a mix of often well-preserved heritage building stock. The tree-lined side streets offer a mix of apartments and houses, most older and character-filled, with newer residential developments mixed in.
The Junction’s unique feel is thanks to a now-lifted prohibition on the sale of alcohol in the area. Lasting from 1904 to the turn of the millennium, the ban on selling drinks kept restauranteurs and barkeeps away, and led to the decline of Dundas Street retail strip. With the first drink poured in a neighbourhood establishment in 2001, Dundas has slowly but surely seen its formerly frozen-in-time gems turned into hip hangouts with real charm, and the street has taken off. The creative class live on the surrounding streets and now socialize and shop on Dundas. Community spirit means that lots of events occur throughout the year now, and that includes the Junction Music Festival which will take place this Saturday, September 20th, 2014.
This year’s festival will feature musical performances from several artists, and is being sponsored in part by developer TAS, who is bringing a new mid-rise condominium development to the emerging art and design-oriented neighbourhood with DUKE Condos. Designed by Quadrangle Architects, DUKE—named for the Dundas (DU) and Keele (KE) intersection it will be built near—is offering 85 units, including 2 townhomes and 5 laneway live-work units ranging in size from 750 square-feet to 1,600 square-feet.
DUKE’s ground floor live-work units, geared towards small businesses and entrepreneurs, will be especially attractive to business owners looking to cut the often-impossible Toronto commute out of their daily routine, instead using a single flight of stairs to get from the “live” portion of their unit down to the “work” portion.
As of mid-August, suites at DUKE were 77% sold, with only a few remaining opportunities to purchase in to the hip, up-and-coming neighbourhood located west of downtown. Residents of DUKE will enjoy several energy efficiency features which will save them a pretty penny on energy costs. In addition to energy saving touches including a largely brick-clad exterior with minimal use of glass, all units at DUKE come equipped with standard in-suite energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems.
Additional information and renderings can be found in our DUKE Condos dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
Our last stop on our family adventure in London, Ontario actually took us just outside the city to Apple Land Station in Thorndale. I was excited to go, although my Aunt and Uncle have a family farm complete with Apple Orchards (among other amazing produce like Peaches and Cherries). I remember as a child going for […]
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The freshly completed Streetsville Village Square on Main Street in the historic west Mississauga community ups the charm factor with a striking red brick repaving as well as the addition of a sheltered stage, new trees and lots of new street furniture for people to sit down at and enjoy the surroundings. While the bricked surface on the curbless street may still be fresh and the stage roof is modern, the surrounding buildings—many of which are decades if not a hundred years old—preserve the fain-grained fabric that makes the historic small-town downtown such a warm people place.
This blend of modern methods and old-fashioned charm is exactly what developer Dunpar Homes is emulating with their nearby development called Heritage Gate Mississauga Road, which will add 65 three-storey townhomes and semi-detached houses to the south side of Streetsville.
Heritage Gate is offering four distinct collections of townhomes and semis that range in size from 1,500 to 2,800 sq. ft., with features like 9’6” ceiling heights, rooftop terraces, and deluxe options like private elevators.
While most condominium developments in the GTA offer smaller units, Heritage Gate is able to offer two, three, and four-bedroom homes that are more in tune with the needs of a family. The development is currently slated for completion in the Spring of 2015.
Looking for historic charm and human-scaled surroundings? Additional information and renderings can be found in our Heritage Gate dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the conversation? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
Coal use is stagnating. Imports are dropping. And China is tightening its regulations on coal quality too.
Further to yesterday’s post about writing… The other day I downloaded an app called Healthier. I’ve had it running on my desktop computer at home, and I think it’s pretty cool so far. Basically, it runs quietly in the background and forces me to take a break and complete a desk-friendly exercise at regular intervals. […]
In the past it was the “war on poverty” and the “war on drugs” etc. etc. and now the United States has gone to war again twice in one week! In a surprise move President Obama yesterday declared a “War on Ebola” and a “War on ISIS!” According to the Perspective Research Department, (see below) […]
Right after breakfast on our second day in London we left the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Hotel and headed out to Storybook Gardens, an amusement park for young children located right in London, Ontario. A Family pass (2 adults and 2 children) for the park is $26 on weekends, and $5 a person on weekdays […]
During our recent family road trip we stayed the night at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® in London, Ontario after visiting Fanshawe Pioneer Village. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel is just minutes away from White Oaks Mall as well as downtown London if you want to take in local restaurants. It is actually located […]
Over the last couple of months I’ve shared with you posts about our Spring trip to Beaches Turks and Caicos and why I thought it was amazing and why I thought it was the perfect family getaway. Today I wanted to share with you why Kids love Beaches Turks and Caicos, because while adults love [Read On]
How in the world do you get people to know and care about that project you have been working so hard on? This part can suck more than anything because you spent all of this time working hard and you expect to release it to the world and watch it blow up. It doesn’t go […]
The Kitsilano real estate market has picked up pace this fall. We’re seeing lots of new listings, and price drops with many of the older listings that haven’t sold. We expect a lot of activity this weekend at the Open Houses, so make sure you get in to see the…
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has laid a charge of human smuggling pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act against Mark Brian Abramenko, following an incident at the Carway border crossing.
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You may have seen the ads for the GoPro and thought to yourself, “that looks incredibly cool, but I don’t do extreme sports like surfing, dirt biking or snowboarding… I’m a parent with young kids, I don’t need a camera like that” and you would be so very wrong. While the GoPro is certainly made [Read On]
People tend to be good at convincing themselves that they can’t make money online before they even consider if they can. I bet it sounds good to pull in an extra $1000 dollars a month with an online business that can be operated from any location, that never closes down. That is what being an […]
A rig contracted by Apache Corp drills a horizontal well in a search for oil and natural gas in the Wolfcamp shale located in the Permian Basin in West Texas in this file photo from October 29, 2013. Apache Corp and a handful of smaller independent companies are using seismic surveying and horizontal drilling – […]
We had the nicest summer this year…I can’t even believe that it’s over and that the kids are back to school. It’s like things finally get going, the weather is gorgeous then poof. Summer is gone. But we have memories right? It’s true…our memories of this summer are amazing. Years ago before we had kids […]
Canada is a such a vast, beautiful country, and there are still so many places I have to travel to and explore. I live in the lovely city of Ottawa, and have traveled throughout Ontario and Quebec more times than I can count, but I’ve only been to Calgary three times—and each time I’ve gone, I’ve loved it more than the time before! I love Calgary in the winter, and I love visiting Lake Louise and Banff. They’re such perfect vacation destinations during the winter months, because everything is so picture perfect with all the snow and ski hills.
Summer is also the perfect time to travel to Calgary, because there is so much to do and see. If you’re travelling as a family with kids, you should definitely check out the Calgary Zoo. A family vacation to Calgary during the summer months is the perfect travel destination that’ll keep the entire family entertained, no matter your taste.
For ove 75 years, the Calgary Zoo has offered visitors from around the world the great opportunity to experience and interact with wildlife, right in the heart of the city, only five minutes from downtown. I love the convenience of being in a busy city, yet being so close to a large zoo where you feel like you’re a million miles away. You don’t have to worry abut driving for miles to get to your destination since you’re already “on vacation.”
The Calgary Zoo is Western Canada’s largest accredited zoo and has over 1,000 animals, 6 acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park (the kids are sure to love that—there are even life-sized dinosaurs on display so the kids will be in awe!) a zoo-nique playground, and so much more.
I know my favourite part would be the Penguin Plunge! Penguins are the cutest animals, and I’d love to see the realistic penguin habitat they have at the zoo. Of course, you can also find the usual suspects at this zoo: tigers, monkeys, leopards, bears, wolves, and more. You really need an entire day—at least—to take it all in. And still, that might not be enough time.
My oldest son’s favourite animal is the Komodo Dragon, and my youngest son’s favourite animal (or, reptile) is the Crocodile or American Alligator. With so many reptiles at this zoo, including four Komodo Dragons, I know my kids would have a blast. (We have yet to go to the Calgary Zoo together, but it’s on our travel itinerary! If it’s anything like the Toronto Zoo or the Miami Zoo, I know we’ll have a blast.)
The Calgary Zoo has so much to offer, so much to see and do, you’ll really feel like you walked around the world in one day. You’ll be exhausted by the end of your day, but it will have even well worth it!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own.
Here are 7 reasons that Cover Ground can help improve your life in someway. We can do more than you even know but you just have to give us a shot. 1. We Are Real Athletes We are not coaches, or former great athletes. We are real athletes we go to practice every day […]
Money is an interesting subject when it comes to athletes because you often hear of all the athletes who go broke. What I am going to talk about is a mindset on how you approach money and life all together. The athletes or people in general who touch upon this article will have what many […]
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced border services officers at the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle port of entry made a large seizure of 15,330 kg of contraband tobacco on August 20, 2014.
The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) with the assistance of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently entered into an investigation involving an individual suspected of importing firearms/weapons from the United States into Canada.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has laid four charges against Janet Chen Macaulay for alleged fraud while acting as an unauthorized immigration consultant. Macaulay faces two offences under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and two of…
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Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced $318,745 in funding for the Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta (ACT Alberta) to help the organization continue to provide a variety of services to victims of crime. Minister MacKay was joined by…
The Federal Victims Strategy was created in 2007 and made permanent in 2011. The objective of the Strategy, which is led by the Department of Justice Canada, is to give victims a more effective voice in the criminal justice system. The Department of Ju…
Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay met with victims, justice system advocates and members of the legal community to discuss several recent measures taken by the Federal Government to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe.