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Basement Reno Tips

Most basements weren’t built purposely as living spaces. They often have at least part of the foundation below grade where moisture can infiltrate, and so they require a different approach when renovating. Even though this is the season for the… Continue Reading →

Sweet Home Mississauga: Gordon Woods

Gordon Woods is an exclusive residential pocket in a forest you wouldn’t know existed unless you were looking closely. Its boundaries are the QEW in the south, Hurontario Street in the east, Queensway in the north and Stavebank Road in the west. History… Continue Reading →

Will Your New Lawnmower Cut It?

Electric vs. gas. How big is the area that you want to cut? Electric lawn mowers are a good fit for small areas, but nothing can match the power of a classic gas mower (although Mother Nature isn’t so enthusiastic)…. Continue Reading →

It’s Tool Time. Gentlemen, Start Your Motors!

Words by Don McVie It’s 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Your wife reminds you that the guests are due to arrive at 5:00 p.m. Naturally, you left the outdoor chores to the last minute. Is this a moment for panic or… Continue Reading →

Renovating Lives

Words by Chris Carriere You probably recognize Jim Caruk, by name or by face, from his work on HGTV. He’s hosted seven seasons of the hit Real Renos and more recently his new show Builder Boss. Now, meet his off-screen… Continue Reading →

Sweet Home Mississauga: Applewood

Applewood is an established residential area situated in the east end of Mississauga. Its borders are Burnhamthorpe Road in the north, the Etobicoke Creek in the east, Dundas Street in the south, and Cawthra Road in the west. History One… Continue Reading →

Weekend Warrior: Let it Snow!

When I was a youngster growing up in the West Island of Montreal, we had really “manly” winters that were long and cold, with snow consistently several feet deep. Back in those days, I earned my independence working as a morning paperboy, hauling the… Continue Reading →

It’s Leaf Season!

It’s that time of year again. The days are beautiful but feeling slightly shorter with each sunset. Summer plants are slipping just past their prime, and the leaves look ready to give one final burst of glory before falling to the ground in… Continue Reading →

In it to Twin It

Words by Kristy Elik If you haven’t heard of the Property Brothers, you might be living under a rock—but not to worry. With their savvy negotiating skills and renovation expertise, you can leave it up to these twin dynamos to… Continue Reading →

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