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Toronto Real Estate and RBC Team Up For A Lunch and Learn 

In The South Financial Core


RBC has invited to speak at a Lunch and Learn at the RBC Auditorium. The focus will be on Investing in Real Estate. 

Date: Thursday Febraury 19th
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: RBC Auditorium - Main Floor - RBC Waterpark Place Phase 3 - 88 Queens Quay (it's connected to PATH)
Capacity is limited to 200 people (115 people attended last time without speaking).
This is your chance to learn how to break into the Real Estate market.

- If you have been siting on the fence about buying an investment property.
- If you are looking to buy your first home and wonder if that is a good investment.
- If you want to learn why the condo bubble is a myth.

Simply Reply to this email to RSVP. 


Stop The Presses's Newspaper Will Be Going Out Next Week

To Over 10,000 Homes




After the great success of our first newspaper last September we will be making our newspaper a monthly mailout. 


Click Here to view the full publication. 


This months feature article is "The Myth of the Condo Bubble". We look at the many factors that impact the condo market here in Toronto.


It is also a VERY STRONG marketing tool. 


If you are looking to list your home this year imagine your listing being featured in this paper and being mailed to 10,000 homes. 


Send us an email to arrange a listing presentation with us. 


Email us your address to to be included on our mailing list.


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

Designer's Corner - With Sarah Broderick






Kitchen Design Trends - Part #1



Kitchen Design Trends 2015 - Part I


There's no shortage of trends in 2015 and kitchen design is no exception.   If you're planning on renovating or upgrading your kitchen be sure to think carefully about the layout - golden triangle etc. - but also the emerging trends you may want to incorporate. 


Whether on purpose or subconsciously, knowing the trends are a great way to spark your imagination and influence your design. 


Here's Part I of some of my favourite trends for kitchens in 2015:


Furniture like Details - Over the past few years we've seen a lot of kitchens incorporate different finishes and colours in terms of cabinetry to create more visual interest.  This year we're taking the trend a bit further by incorporating furniture like details that elevate our increasingly versatile kitchens so they are both practical and beautiful. 


A great way to incorporate this trend is using your kitchen island.  Interior Designer Greg Natale recently told Houzz about an island he raised on brass embellished legs.  For extra detail he added intricate paneling and used a contrasting countertop making it look and feel like a custom piece of furniture rather than a standard kitchen island. 


Monochromatic Kitchens - Whether all black or all white, there's no doubting monochromatic is in when it comes to kitchen design this year.


White tends to brighten a space with limited natural light while black makes a stronger, bolder statement.  Most companies are designing appliances, faucets, sinks etc. to meet this trend.  It's becoming so popular there's even talk of seeing fewer stainless steel appliances - this isn't a huge surprise given how high maintenance they can be. 


Regardless of trends I'm a huge fan of covering and hiding appliances from view whenever possible.  At the very least opt for sleeker more streamlined appliances that blend seamlessly with your kitchen's architecture. 


Open Shelving - This trend, although more beautiful than practical, carries over from last year.  Open shelving does allow us to personalize our kitchens by displaying favourite pieces in the heart of our homes.  That said, many things shouldn't be displayed so choose the amount of open shelving as well as what's on display very carefully when applying this trend. 


Although I love the spacious look achieved with fewer upper cabinets, the amount of storage required in a kitchen usually prevents clients from forgoing them altogether.  By incorporating a bit of both you achieve the look without sacrificing coveted additional storage.


Texture & Pattern - Wallpaper is a sure fire way to add pattern, texture and colour all of which contribute to the visual impact of a space.  This year we're expecting to see a lot of wallpaper in design but especially when it comes to kitchens.  I for one have been dying to use wallpaper to accent a coved ceiling etc. so expect to see it used often and also in new, unusual ways. 


Wood cabinets are making a big comeback but in a much more natural and organic way.  Touch me texture will always be important to design but especially given the popularity of all white or all black spaces.  This year many kitchen companies have come out with cabinets that have a raw, more rustic look to contrast with their glossy, modern counterparts. 


Repetitive patterns are also expected to be popular - whether used as a backsplash, for the floor or as an accent wall etc.  Elegant motifs like arabesques and other patterns reminiscent of art deco and art nouveau times inspired by Turkish and Middle Eastern influences are popping up everywhere including our kitchens.  Think laser cut plywood or steel panel accents; door inserts and beautifully painted Moroccan mosaic tiles in marble, glass etc. 


Patterned backsplashes are winning over marble slabs and subway tiles although neither will ever entirely go out of style.  Contrast is the name of the game with bold colours and matte or honed finishes taking center stage - two things I'm very excited about this year. 


Stay tuned next week when we discuss other exciting trends in kitchen design for 2015.  




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


Happy Hour Monthly Social
The Thirsty Thursday
Date: Feb 19, 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



Yonge and Eglinton




Art Shoppe condos will finally be launching at Yonge and Eglinton this February. This will be a new Landmark building for the area. will have first access. was recently at a sneak preview luncheon for the project. Peter Freed is going for the best amenities in the city on this project. This will help make this building the top building in the area and allow it to stand out from the rest. It will also allow it to command premium rents over the other buildings in the neighbourhood. 


The development will consist of a 28 storey tower on the North side of the site stepping down to a 12 storey midrise on the South side. Also, the building will step down to 6 storeys on the Eastern side. It will also include 1100 square meters of new public park space on the East side of the building. The building will also have a new Major Grocery Store on the main level. 


If you are interested in this project and getting on the list to have first and BEST access send us an email: or call 416 996 5181. 

Alex Wilson's Listing
Alex Wilson's Listings
1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bathroom
For Sale $369,900



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.



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.


3 Everson #611
2 Bedroom Plus Den, 2 Bathroom
For Lease $2,100 - Available Immediately 

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).

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.

101 Charles, Unit 320

1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom
For Rent $1,680 per month


Amazing rental value. Never lived in one bedroom unit available at X2 Condos by Great Gulf Homes. High-end finishes throughout the unit. Located close to U of T, Yorkville, the Yonge, AND Bloor Subway lines. Even better is that the unit comes with a parking spot. Available for immediate rental. 

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

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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