Issue: #41
Aug 11/2014

 
                                             
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Toronto Real Estate 
  Monday Wake Up   

 

Thank You - Alexjwilson.com Clients, Friends and Family.

 

In July Team Alexjwilson.com had the BIGGEST Sales month EVER in the History of RE /Max Condos Plus. 

 

We are looking forward to continue providing AAA service and sales to our loyal followers.

 

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Dog Days of August:

Against the Grain, Alex J. Wilson
Against the Grain, Alex J. Wilson

If you are looking to cool down, there is no better place to be than by the water. Check out this hidden gem of a Patio right beside Sugar Beach. Against The Grain is located in the Corus Entertainment Building right on the Water. This is a great spot to enjoy a pint, watch the sail boats, and catch a breeze off the water.

 

Featured Listing:

 

 Waterfront Dream and Walking Distance To Long Branch Go Train  

 

1 Bedroom 2 Washrooms Plus Den - $329,000.00

Alexjwilson.com Presents: 3865 Lake Shore Blvd - Toronto Waterfront Condo
Alexjwilson.com Presents: 3865 Lake Shore Blvd - Toronto Waterfront Condo

 

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.

 

For More Details:

http://alexjwilson.com/3865lakeshore1001/ 

 

 

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

Alexjwilson.com Around The World

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Toronto, ON

Giving Back To Laurier

Alexjwilson.com and The Loewen Group Mortgages gave back to their Alma Mater this weekend and Hosted a BBQ for the Wilfrid Laurier BBA Co-op Alumni in Waterloo this past weekend. This is their 7th year doing the BBQ. They cooked and served over 200 burgers, discussed and shared their wisdom and experiences with the newest graduates, and caught up with old friends.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Embracing Light

 

I've been spending a lot of time in lighting stores lately. This may be a coincidence but if there's one thing all spaces benefit from, it's being well lit. Lighting can make a statement, create a focal point, balance scale, transform the feel of a room and most importantly improve its function. If there's one thing all designers agree on its how crucial good lighting is to a well-designed space. 

 

Here are the five types of lighting to consider when looking to improve function or create an impact in your home:

 

Natural Light - The sun is an ideal source of light that's quality varies depending on the season, the time of day and especially the direction or exposure of a room. Famous architects like Gaudi used to add central light wells or calculate the exact size and height of windows to capture and control the amount of natural light in the homes they built. 

 

Whether too much or too little, there are much less expensive ways to optimize the amount of light available in your home. Investing in the right window treatments to filter too much light or strategically placing mirrors, using glossy paint etc. can help redistribute too little natural light in a space. 

 

Ambient Lighting - Closely related to natural light and often the next best thing, ambient means light that comes from all directions and tends to be slightly hidden or softer in nature to create a natural-like glow in a space. Fluorescent lighting is the most common example of ambient light but is not one I tend to use in homes or commercial spaces given its artificial feel.   Candles and firelight change the "ambience" of a room and are therefore great examples of this type of lighting - especially at night.  Adding a dimmer to an existing light fixture is another great, inexpensive way to achieve the characteristics of ambient light. 

 

Accent Lighting - The complete opposite of ambient, accent lighting tends to be direct in nature and strategically positioned to "accent" specific architectural features or your favourite elements in a space. A directional light above a photo or beautiful piece of artwork that brings out it's texture and colour is a great example of accent lighting.  The main disadvantage of this type of light is the heat it can generate and add to a small space given its directional nature.  Accent lighting is therefore a type of light most designers use sparingly to add impact. 

 

Aesthetic Lighting - Used to create wow factor, aesthetic lighting tends to be a designers' best friend given its art like nature and how it can be used as a centerpiece or focal point.  Decorative wall sconces, chandeliers and neon signs are all examples of aesthetic lighting that can add impact, elegance or opulence to a space. This type of lighting tends to be more expensive so I always try to ensure it serves a dual purpose by doubling as task, accent or ambient lighting in addition to being purely aesthetic. 

 

Task - This is the most important type of lighting source since it ensures both the function and purpose of a space. Task lighting should be strategically placed to help read, cook, shave, apply makeup etc. and must therefore be given top priority when re-evaluating the lighting in your home. Examples include floor or table lamps, under-mounted cabinet lighting, moveable track lighting and well placed pot lights or sconces. 

 

A good designer will not only understand the different types of lighting above, they'll also know how to layer all five types to create an impact and ensure ambiance no matter what time of day or how you intend to your space. 

 

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

 

 

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

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


 

One Night Only - August 19th

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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 - Alexjwilson.com
Urban Adventure #4: Date Night In Yorkville - Toronto - Alexjwilson.com

 

  

 

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 1101

1+1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

For Sale $360,000
 

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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