Archive for July, 2016

Where to Find the Top Private Schools in Calgary

By SIRC

For families moving to a different city or neighbourhood, proximity to top schools can be a major deciding factor. And when selecting the appropriate school for your child or children, class size can especially matter. Typically, private schools have more resources and facilities to offer smaller class sizes, while fostering a strong sense of community, pride, and leadership.

Below is a list of some of the top private schools in Calgary by neighbourhood, selected based on their most recent ratings by the respected Fraser Institute.

Aspen Woods

Webber Academy: Elementary and Secondary

Source: Where to Find the Top Private Schools in Calgary

Neighbourhood Guide: Olympic Village & Cambie Village

By SIRC

From the shores of southeast False Creek up to West King Edward Avenue at Cambie Street are two of Vancouver’s desirable neighbourhoods. Olympic Village and Cambie Village attract families and working professionals looking for ultimate convenience. The area’s excellent mix of shops, restaurants, amenities, and close proximity to downtown Vancouver all make it a very desirable area to live.

Places to Shop

Walrus Design

A contemporary lifestyle boutique, Walrus sells well-crafted, functional, and playful items. Find everything from home decor, personal goods, and accessories. With an emphasis on Canadian design, the store’s collection features both …read more

Source: Neighbourhood Guide: Olympic Village & Cambie Village

From Wine Tours to Safaris: A 72-Hour Guide to Niagara Falls, Ontario

By SIRC

For many Canadians, visiting Niagara Falls is a rite of passage. The thundering chutes of water showcase the power of nature. But there’s so much more to Niagara than the Falls.

Lush wineries and vineyards, 5-star spas, and a buzzing culinary scene make this destination the perfect weekend getaway for couples and families alike. if you’re planning a getaway to Niagara for the weekend, here’s a 72-hour guide for experiences in the area you won’t want to miss.

Friday

Take a Wine Tour at Ravine Vineyard

Begin your weekend early for a head start on traffic. Once you’ve …read more

Source: From Wine Tours to Safaris: A 72-Hour Guide to Niagara Falls, Ontario

Luxury Condominium Sales Set Calgary Real Estate Record

By SIRC

LUXURY CONDOMINIUM SALES SET THREE-YEAR CALGARY REAL ESTATE RECORD

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Sells $8.4 Million and $5.1 Million Luxury Waterfront Condos at THE RIVER, as Activity Rises in Calgary’s High-End Real Estate Market

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada has announced two noteworthy sales, setting new records for the highest sold price for condominiums sold in Calgary on MLS over the past three years. The 5,000 square foot and 3,000 square foot condominiums sold for $8,389,500 and $5,145,000 respectively. Both are part of THE RIVER, an esteemed luxury estate development by 26th Avenue River Investments Inc., a dynamic affiliate of Ledcor Properties …read more

Source: Luxury Condominium Sales Set Calgary Real Estate Record

Less is More: 8 Minimalist Interior Design Ideas

By SIRC

True minimal design is all about letting the design elements in a space speak for themselves. Whether you’re looking to completely renovate your home or simply update one room, these minimal interior design ideas will help you maximize the impact of your next project.

Create Tranquility with Tone on Tone

55 Ch. de Lavigne, Westmount, QC

When refreshing your home, one of the simplest and most transformative changes you can make is adding a new coat of paint. It’s important to keep in mind that darker colours can make a room feel smaller, so opt for …read more

Source: Less is More: 8 Minimalist Interior Design Ideas

Where to Find the Top Private Schools in Montréal

By SIRC

Whether you’ve just decided to make the move to Montréal, or you’re a current resident making room for another on the way, it’s never too early to start researching the best options for your child. With many of the world’s leading institutions calling Montréal home, here are some of the top private schools in the city by neighbourhood, selected based on the respected Fraser Institute rankings.

Westmount

Quaint boutiques, charming streets, and open parks resting on Montréal’s southern enclave make this neighbourhood a highly coveted spot to live. Once a 17th century French colonist settlement, …read more

Source: Where to Find the Top Private Schools in Montréal

Window Display: How to Maximize Natural Light in Your Home

By SIRC

Natural light benefits us in ways we might not even consider. Not only is a home with good natural light perceived as more warm and inviting than a darker dwelling, but it’s also better for our physical and mental health. And more natural light means less artificial lighting, so you can reduce your energy bills by up to 33%. Here are four ways to maximize natural light in your home.

Design for the Exposure

183 Wellington Street West, Suite 4904, Toronto, ON

By Lindsay Vermeulen

183 Wellington Street West, Suite 4904, …read more

Source: Window Display: How to Maximize Natural Light in Your Home

At Home with Montana Burnett

By SIRC

Montana Burnett is an in-demand Toronto-based interior designer that got her start at House & Home Magazine working in editorial. She branched out on her own and started her firm, Montana Burnett Design and her work continues to be showcased in print and on television.

Montana’s beautiful older home in the Forest Hill area of Toronto exudes classic-ness and sophistication, but the interior very much describes Montana’s style. She loves light and bright with a hint of earthiness and she adds a touch of that to every project. With that combination we can certainly see why she’s so successful.

We sat …read more

Source: At Home with Montana Burnett

2016 Top-Tier Real Estate Report*

By SIRC

Sales over $4 million post strongest gains in Toronto, Vancouver; $1 million-plus market maintains balance in Montreal, Calgary activity experiences spring uptick

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Toronto, ON. (July 7, 2016) – A report released today by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada highlighted significant growth in the sale of $4 million-plus real estate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Vancouver during the first six months of 2016, despite stark contrasts within the $1 million-plus real estate markets across Canada’s four major metropolitan centres.

The GTA (Durham, Halton, Peel, Toronto and York) and Vancouver continued to lead Canada’s $1 million-plus …read more

Source: 2016 Top-Tier Real Estate Report*