Carefree Days on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Jun02

Carefree Days on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

I always feel at peace here, whether I’m driving winding roads, walking meandering pathways, or strolling along a deserted beach.  There’s a freedom in the marine air and it gets me thinking about our next fresh salmon dinner.

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’59 Corvette
Jun02

’59 Corvette

Why the infatuation with old cars?

“I just seem to like them for some reason and if people read the article in the Spring edition of ‘LivingSpaces & Life Styles’, you know that my business does plenty of historical restorations to houses and buildings in the area, so maybe you could say that I have a lot of ‘old school’ in me!”

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Broadway Revised
Jun02

Broadway Revised

Sepia-toned photographs taken in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries of Orangeville’s bustling downtown street of Broadway convey an image of a lively, picturesque street comprised of grand facades, second story balconies, expansive windows, and decorative wood pieces.

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Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Jun02

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce recipe. Try this healthy, colourful recipe made with rice paper, thin noodles, and vibrant vegetables.

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From Eyesore to Modern Farmhouse Beauty
Mar01

From Eyesore to Modern Farmhouse Beauty

The home was very choppy and divided, and the 1890’s balloon frame structure complicated the reengineering of the home, but they stripped it back to the brick and reframed it section by section, adding 650 square feet of space for the garage, master bedroom and mudroom.

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Cory Trepanier: Visionary and Leader
Mar01

Cory Trepanier: Visionary and Leader

Cory took inspiration not only from the outdoors, but from everything around him. His art inspired Canadians of all ages to connect with and appreciate the natural world. In the words of his daughter, Sydney, “Everywhere he turned he was able to find something beautiful and fascinating”.

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The Balancing Act: Caring for Your Pool Properly
Mar01

The Balancing Act: Caring for Your Pool Properly

Despite the fact that we spend half of our year covered in ice and snow, we Canadians, on average, still hold that deep desire to cut loose, and lounge beside our own personal pool side, free of charge, once summer hits.

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Garlic Butter Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus
Mar01

Garlic Butter Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus

An easy, flavourful one-pan meal for a satisfying weeknight dinner. Check out the ingredients and directions on page 62.

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Beach Living
Nov29

Beach Living

Framed by Lake Ontario on one side and Hamilton Harbour on the other, Hamilton’s 6 km long “beach strip” is a unique neighbourhood with a proud past that is attracting a lot of potential new homeowners.

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The “Other” Niagara
Nov29

The “Other” Niagara

Usually when we think of Niagara, we think of the Falls and its major tourist attractions. Yet there are a whole many more layers, so many in fact that even locals have not found them all yet! This article does not even touch the surface of what there is to do in Niagara. Further exploration awaits, no matter what your interest!

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Black & White Classic Christmas
Nov29

Black & White Classic Christmas

I had a lot of fun creating this new look in my house. Black & White with Sparkle. I’ve really never thought about black being a hue for Christmas, however I was wrong.  In fashion, black and white with gold has always been a classic look. What stopped me from using it in my home decor for Christmas?

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Designing a New Kitchen Space
Nov29

Designing a New Kitchen Space

Premier Home Upgrades Inc owner Airik Lenz and his team recently completed a stunning kitchen renovation in Brampton, Ontario that transformed this dated 80’s home into a beautiful, functional kitchen that the family can enjoy for years to come.

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Featured Kitchen
Aug31

Featured Kitchen

Situated on a quiet street in the East Garafraxa Woods estate subdivision, this Normerica Timber Frame home features intricate beam work throughout and could easily be mistaken for a cottage in Muskoka (minus the lake of course). The A-Frame construction, soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling windows are breathtaking, and the high elevation provides a spectacular view of the Caledon Hills and, at some points of the year, Caledon Lake.

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Golden Blessings of My Own Back Yard
Aug31

Golden Blessings of My Own Back Yard

Just two years ago no one could have predicted a near ‘shutdown’ of world economies. We were happily going about our hectic lives, when overnight, we plunged into ‘survival mode’ and were forced to stay at home. Once the daunting consequences of freedom curtailments were accepted, the goal of my next journey was to find motivation and inspiration in local green environments, including our country gardens near Orangeville.

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A Taste Of Home: The Danish Place
Aug31

A Taste Of Home: The Danish Place

The Danish Place restaurant in Puslinch offers Danish cuisine such as smørrebrød: an open faced sandwich, a very popular part of a traditional Danish diet.

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