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Dec2/2014

 
                                             
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  Monday Wake Up  

 

The Gift of Art

 

Alexjwilson.com Art Party At Neubacher Shor Contemporary - Buy Early Buy Young
Alexjwilson.com Art Party At Neubacher Shor Contemporary - Buy Early Buy Young
 

 

We went back into the Alexjwilson.com archives to help you pick the gift for the person that has everything. The gift of Art is unique and can bring life to any blank wall. It can also transform a room as the art will be the new center of attention. Here is the Alexjwilson.com interview with Anya Shor of Neubacher Shor Contemporary as we discuss the concept of "Buy Early, Buy Young" in the art world. You can visit Anya's and Manny's studio at  5 Brock Avenue in West Queen West. 

 

 

New Rental Townhouse Available - Yonge and Sheppard

 

3 Everson Unit 611 - 2 Bedroom and Den with Parking

 

$2,200 per month

 

  

 

Large 2 Bedroom And Den Unit In Family Friendly Everson Townhomes. Natural Light Fills This Unit. Hardwood Flooring Found Throughout. Lots Of Storage. Huge Rooftop With Gas Bbq Hookup And Downtown Views Of Cn Tower. Just Steps From The Subway, Ttc, 401, Shops Etc. Parking Garage And Visitor's Parking Close To Unit. Hydro Also Included In Rent. Kids Can Play In Park/Green Space Across The Street. Check Out The New Whole Foods At Yonge And Sheppard. 

 

Updates Include: New Kitchen Cabinets, Quartz Couter Tops, Backsplash & Stainless Steel Appliances (All 2014). 

 

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

 

 

Holiday Décor Tips

 

When it comes to decorating for the holidays we're often guilty of getting stuck in our annual routine.  What we did last year easily becomes what we do every year so here are a few of my favourite décor tips to inspire something new this holiday season:

 

Pick A Palette:

Red and green is the obvious choice but if it doesn't compliment your existing decor I suggest trying something new.  Personally I've always preferred burgundy and jewel tones to more traditional Christmas colours.  If you like the idea of mixing metals now's the time to try it in your home.  Silver, pewter, bronze, brass, yellow & rose gold work well together but especially this time of year.  A classic green and white colour palette is another favourite that's both elegant and timeless.  If you're interested in something bolder and more unexpected, I'll never forget Sarah Richardson's home a few years ago when she mixed fuchsia pink, lime green, aqua blue and silver decorations both on her tree and throughout her home.  It was a unique combination and a risk for the holidays but it made a beautiful lasting impression.

 

Consistency:

Whatever colour scheme you choose strive for consistency throughout your home.  I suggest going as far as wrapping all your gifts in the same pallet.  If you're a fan of patterns, consider mixing different wrapping paper like you'd mix throw pillows.  The principle is the same in that various patterns of different sizes and scales work well together when unified by the same pallet.  Another favourite inexpensive idea is wrapping all your gifts in brown craft paper and adding your colour scheme using bright ribbons and bows.

 

Embellish Greenery:

The holidays are a perfect opportunity to add colour and cheer to an otherwise dreary winter landscape so I highly suggest decorating from the outdoors in.  While hanging lights and wreaths or embellishing outdoor pots with winter cabbages and bright coloured twigs, be sure to scavenge your yard for natural elements you can bring indoors. Doing so adds instant warmth to your home. 

 

Add sprigs of evergreens, colourful sticks, berries and pinecones along with decorations, ribbons, and lights to garlands around doorways, mantels and railings but also to your existing plants and decor.  Magnolia leaves are another favourite of mine this time of year.  Add them to your mantel, centerpiece, garlands or light fixtures for a classic touch. 

 

Other less traditional items that also work well as holiday decor include paper white and amaryllis plants, birch bark, lemons, limes, oranges and pomegranates, succulents and eucalyptus branches.  Many of these also add greenery, life and warmth that will last well into the New Year.

 

More is More:

This may seem overwhelming but the more is more philosophy doesn't imply you have to decorate everything at once.  I highly recommend taking your time and enjoying the process over several weekends with family and friends.  Enlist their help to make new traditions and decorations that mix well with existing family favourites. A great family project idea is creating a string or ribbon garland to display holiday cards and small ornaments in the kitchen or along the stairs. 

 

Tis the season for glitz and glamour so re-use Christmas ornaments in new & unique ways.  Hang them from door nobs, chandeliers, above entranceways or even between railing pickets.  If you don't have many ornaments, I recommend searching antique shops as well as the usual box stores for unique glass ornaments & decorations.

 

Although not typically a bow person I make exceptions around the holidays.  Buy some lavish wired ribbon to bend and mold it into organic shapes and display them on gifts, garland, around your tree or throughout your home. 

 

Create a Focal Point:

If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace, your mantel is an obvious choice but the same rules apply to your dinning table.  Think varying heights, symmetry, colour and contrast when creating a focal point not matter where in your home.

 

Add Warmth:

I'm a firm believer candles and twinkle lights should be in abundance this time of year.  If concerned about safety flameless candles are a popular choice as are mason jars that minimize the risk and still provide a wonderful warm glow.  A texture through fur throws, wool or cashmere blankets is another way to make your home more inviting and warm. 

 

Your home should always reflect who you are but especially over the holidays.  I hope these décor tips inspire you to try something new as you create a festive gathering place for family and friends.    

 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to send in questions or images to sarah@highstreetdesign.ca

 

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: Dec 18, 2014

 

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

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

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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 contact@alexjwilson.com 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 contact@alexjwilson.com to get on the list. 

 

Alex Wilson's Listing
Alex Wilson's Listings
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260 Queens Quay W #1504
1 Bedroom + Den, 1 washroom
For Sale $315,000

Description: 
Best Value In Downtown With Forever South Views Directly Of The Lake. At 790 Sq. Ft. This One Bedroom And Solarium Is Under $400 A Sq. Ft. New Buildings With This View Would Be Over $700 A Sq. Ft. Renovate Your Unit To Your Tastes. Streetcar Stop At Your Door Step Brings You Downtown. Queens Quay Beautification Will Be Complete Next Year Which Will Make Area A Pedestrian And Biker Paradise. Rental Parking Available In Building.

Extras: 
All Appliances, Window Coverings And Fixtures (Excluding Those Owned By Tenant). Amenities In Building Include Roof Top Garden, Hot Tub, Exercise And Party Rooms, Sauna, And 24 Hour Concierge.

Link for Listing Here.
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215 Sherway Gardens Rd #1208
1 Bedroom Plus Den, 1 Bathroom
For Lease $1,450 - Available Immediately 


Description: 
One Sherway Condos New Building, One Bedroom Plus Den. Next Door To One Of Canada's Most Luxurious Malls, Sherway Gardens. Indoor Pool With Whirlpool, Gym, 24 Hr Concierge, Party Room With Kitchen, Theatre, His & Her Sauna + Change Rm, Steambath, Yoga/Aerobics Rm, Media Lounge, Sun Rm, Guest Rm, Treatment Rm
Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Window Coverings
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215 Sherway Gardens Rd #511
1 Bedroom Plus Den, 1 Bathroom
For Lease $1,450 - Available Feb 1st 



Description: 
One Sherway Condos New Building, One Bedroom Plus Den. Next Door To One Of Canada's Most Luxurious Malls, Sherway Gardens. Indoor Pool With Whirlpool, Gym, 24 Hr Concierge, Party Room With Kitchen, Theatre, His & Her Sauna + Change Rm, Steambath, Yoga/Aerobics Rm, Media Lounge, Sun Rm, Guest Rm, Treatment Rm
Extras:
Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Window Coverings
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3 Everson #611
2 Bedroom Plus Den, 2 Bathroom
For Lease $2,200 - Available Immediately 



Description: 
Large 2 Bedroom And Den Unit In Family Friendly Everson Townhomes. Natural Light Fills This Unit. Hardwood Flooring Found Throughout. Lots Of Storage. Huge Rooftop With Gas Bbq Hookup And Downtown Views Of Cn Tower. Just Steps From The Subway, Ttc, 401, Shops Etc. Parking Garage And Visitor's Parking Close To Unit. Hydro Also Included In Rent. Kids Can Play In Park/Green Space Across The Street. Check Out The New Whole Foods At Yonge And Sheppard.
Extras:
Updates Include: New Kitchen Cabinets, Quartz Couter Tops, Backsplash & Stainless Steel Appliances (All 2014).

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
For Lease $1,750  Monthly

Description:
Brand New Never Lived In 1 Bedroom Unit At The Landmark L-Tower Building At Front And Yonge. 9 Ft. Smooth Ceilings. Beautiful East View With Plenty Of Natural Light. Bedroom Includes A Window. Luxury Kitchen. When Complete Building Will Be Attached To The Path System And Union Station. St. Lawrence Market Is Around The Corner And When You Want To Eat Out There Are Plenty Of Restaurants At Your Door Step. Only Steps Away From The Financial Distinct.
AAA Clients Only - Includes All Appliances, Stacking Washer & Dryer. Hydro Is Extra. New Blinds Installed. Includes 1 Locker Space

Link for Listing Here.
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1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bathroom
For Sale $369,900

Description: 

Large one plus den located steps from Yonge and Eglinton. At 738. Sq. Ft., It is $500 A Sq. Ft., Which is some of the best value in area. Large Kitchen space for a small table. The den could be used as an office or converted into a second bedroom. The master suite has a walk-in closet perfect for storing all the clothes you can buy while shopping on Yonge Street. New Loblaws Grocery store opening across the street. Steps to Subway and on the Eglinton LRT line.

Extras: 

Indoor pool, Fitness Room, Rec Room, Security System, Guest Suites & Visitor Parking, Upgrades, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Mirrored Black Splash, W/C, Exclude Dining Room Elf, Parking and Locker included.


 

Link for Listing Here.

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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.
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3+1 Bedroom, 3 Washrooms
For Lease $10,000 Monthly Furnished, $7,500 Unfurnished

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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Sincerely,
  

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

#1 Agent At RE/MAX Condos Plus 2013

 

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