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Found 17 blog entries for August 2015.

Toronto and Muskoka differ in atmosphere, population – but they share one thing – deep architectural history. Most of Muskokas’ population came by train and then boat from Toronto back in the day. Here’s a piece about a building in Toronto we have all seen one time or another.

“Defining Queen and Yonge: The Robert Simpson Company Building.”

On the corner of Queen Street West and Yonge, in the heart of downtown Toronto, sits the former flagship store of Robert Simpson Company Limited, otherwise known as Simpson’s. Now resting in the shade of soaring skyscrapers, it was an influential force in the department store industry, and shaped the shopping experience we know and love today.

Forged from humble beginnings, Simpson’s was the…

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Lake Of Bays Cottage Paradise Found!!

Literally one of the very few AAA rated lots in Lake Of Bays if not the best.

Wrapped in glass and cedar the `Seabreeze` Lake Of Bays cottage takes styling from its famed designer Brian Gluckstein and blends harmoniously with the 9 plus acres and the southwestern exposure. Lavish grounds begin at the rare flat level entry via municipal roads. This deep lot almost 990 ft creates the perfect buffer for extreme privacy.

Regulation tennis court and landscaped grounds that defy imagination.

This Lake Of Bays cottage is incredible and totally custom with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths featuring, air conditioning, incredible kitchen and dining area and great room with panoramic views of Indian Rock Point and long…

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If you’re thinking of buying a cottage/home in Lake Of Bays, you’ve come to the right place. This web site can turn you into a house-hunting master. But before we jump right in, you have to make sure three things are ready: you, your bank account, and the real estate market.

Are you ready? Be sure
Few joys can match the pride of owning the roof over your head, but you will have to make some sacrifices. There’s the obvious financial responsibility, but your cottage/home in Lake Of Bays will also require constant care. That’s what real pride of ownership is all about.

Is your bank account ready? Check it twice
Your first cottage/home in Lake Of Bays will be the biggest financial obligation you’ve ever faced. You should ideally have saved up some…

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September and early October are prime-time to tour around Muskoka and take in the fall colours. Why not kill two birds with one stone and shop for your dream cottage or home in Huntsville Lake Of Bays at the same time.

Autumn in Muskoka is probably one of the most beautiful times of year, stretching from Algonquin to Georgian Bay the temperatures are perfect and the scenery is endless. Andrew Bulloch can point you to the ideal spots for scenery and some amazing exclusive waterfront cottage properties.

For more tours, check out Discover Muskokas’ Fall Tour Guide:

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Huntsville’s downtown core is a hub of activity all year long.

If you are looking for the Muskoka life without the bugs, clearing trees, shovelling a long, long driveway and want to be in walking distance to comfy cottage country shops and arts / music events – downtown Huntsville is the place to buy.

This home is totally custom built with high style for an amazing lifestyle in one of Muskoka’s premier communities. Parkland on 2 sides and incredible front row seats for all that Rivermill Park offers including weekly summer music performances and non stop fun year round.

Everything was designed around ease of convenience for young and old and with a main floor master bedroom and laundry there are only 2 steps to get in this wonderful…

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Fall is slowly getting closer, boats and water toys get put away – the cottage gets ready for winter, its good time to make some design changes in your Huntsville Lake Of Bays cottage. Muskoka is known for its amazing colours in the fall, you can bring some of that colour into your cottage. The fall is a great time to paint – humidity is down and your visitors are far less.

Increasingly, consumers are asking interior design professionals for a more personalized approach to decorating. Cottagers want finished rooms that feel custom designed and that incorporate colours with personality, rather than a ‘straight from the box’ beige.

While neutrals like beige, gray and white are perennially pleasing; their subtleties can leave spaces feeling…

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Each year, Andrew Bulloch sponsors a promising local Muskoka athlete and their quest to be the best in their sport.  Knowing the hard work and dedication that is required to succeed in sports, sponsorship is extremely important in helping an athlete get the equipment and support they require so they can focus on what they do best.  Andrew is proud of all those he has supported, including Huntsvilles’ Dara Howell, who in 2014, traveled to Sochi for the Olympics and brought home an Olympic gold in the Women’s Freestyle skiing program! All of Huntsville cheered her on, and she was sure to thank all those who helped support her throughout the years.

Continuing in his support of local athletes, Andrew is proudly sponsoring Jeff Allen, of Phil…

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 Who doesn’t want a log masterpiece in the heart of Lake of Bays with a hot tub and a TV that comes out of the granite patio?!

Canadian lakefront masterpieces are becoming extremely hard to find. This gorgeous example will take your breath away.  10,500 sq foot true round log home with captivating and sweeping long lake views of Lake of Bays.  Entirely hand built and completely custom from the hand made registers to the carved wooden murals and doors.

This property is truly an experience and no expense has been spared.  Over 50 acres and 600 feet of frontage on Lake of Bays makes this very difficult to compare.  The property is amongst the most private in Muskoka and the crystal clear waters of Lake of Bays are what continue…

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Muskoka,has a rich and unique history, reaching back into the 1800’s. Muskoka is actually named afterMusquakie (William Yellowhead), one of the men who played an important role in both the settlement at Coldwater and in broader Anishinaabeg/British negotiations during the mid-nineteenth century.  The name marked a place that these people continued to use as their hunting territory (Lake Muskoka) into the twentieth century.  In addition to the Wahta Mohawk Nation, who moved to Gibson Township from Quebec in 1880, the Anishinaabeg have a long and continued history in Muskoka and along the Georgian Bay shore.

Contrary to popular belief, the history of these people in the region is not undocumented.  According to Joan Lovisek’s 1991…

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When selling, it’s essential to have a lawyer handle all the various legal documents that change hands. Before you agree to a lawyer, make sure he or she is experienced in real estate, ask how they structure their fees, and get an estimate of all the legal costs you can expect.

You’ve probably already worked with a real estate lawyer
The most logical candidate is the lawyer you hired when you bought your home. He or she is already familiar with the property and may have even prepared the purchase documents. If you were satisfied with their work and fees, look no further.

Other ways to find a lawyer
Ask the people you trust like friends, family or business associates if they know a lawyer with substantial real estate experience. Andrew…

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