Over 2,200 top CENTURY 21 professionals celebrated in seven city tour

CENTURY 21 Canada Gold Gala Awards recognizes local and global real estate success across Canada.

From coast to coast, exceptional real estate service received red carpet treatment at CENTURY 21 Canada™ Gold Gala Awards events. The annual, national tour brings together top CENTURY 21® producers, teams, offices, and companies to celebrate their success and network with their award-winning peers. The gala was hosted in seven local markets including Vancouver, Moncton, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, and Calgary, between January 29 and February 5, 2016.

“Building relationships drives success in real estate. That’s why it’s always been so important in our eyes to ensure senior leadership visits each market to recognize and shake hands with as many of our members as possible. We hold these events every year to show our appreciation for the incredible work they do,” said Martin Charlwood, vice chairman and CEO, CENTURY 21 Canada™. “Congratulations to all award winners in 2015, you’re inspiring!”

During the gala, awards are presented on stage by members of the CENTURY 21 executive team and winners receive professional photos of the award presentation. Martin Charlwood, vice chairman and CEO, Brian Rushton, executive vice president, and U. Gary Charlwood, founder and executive chairman of CENTURY 21 Canada were at select locations to present the awards. These special evening events featured a plated dinner, live entertainment, and photo opportunities as a thank-you for the exceptional work done by CENTURY 21 family members across Canada.

Contact an office near you to learn more or visit century21.ca to experience the C21® difference.

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About CENTURY 21 Canada™

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada. As the exclusive sponsor in the real estate category of the AIR MILES® Reward Program, only participating CENTURY 21 offices can offer customers Miles on their real estate transactions.

The CENTURY 21 System is the world’s largest and most recognized residential real estate franchise sales organization with approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide and over 100,000 sales professionals. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive technology, marketing, training, management, and administrative support for its members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

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House of the Week: $1.7-million for a former rooming house in Parkdale

Address: 1580 King St. W.
Neighbourhood: Parkdale
Agent: Mary Anne Runnalls, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $1,699,000

The place: A Victorian mansion in Parkdale with a view of the lake, a basement in-law suite and some quirky interior design.

The history: Built in 1890, it was once a rooming house made up of 13 units. The sellers purchased the house in 1986, and over the last 30 years have done significant renos on the kitchen, bedrooms, basement and backyard (which was a dirt parking lot in a previous life).

Big selling point: The kitchen is a home-cook’s dream: restaurant-style countertops are stainless steel, the corner sink is almost deep enough to bathe in and the motor for the range fan is located outside the house, so it’s even quieter than the fridge. And the 13’ x 14’ awning in the backyard means it’s possible to dine al fresco in anything less than a monsoon.

Possible deal breaker: The new owners might have a little redecorating to do if bold primary colours and murals of nudes aren’t their style. Or they can just turn their attention to the lake—it’s clearly visible from all three storeys.

By the numbers:

• $1,699,000
• $5,215.26 in taxes (2015)
• 4,180 square feet, including the basement
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 2 fridges
• 1 fresco-style mural

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The foyer leads into the living room.

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And here it is. The sellers used a glaze with gold dust in it to give the room’s grey walls an iridescent sheen.

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The house is full of French doors. The ones here in the dining room have a nice transom window above them.

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One could do some serious cooking in this kitchen.

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Here’s the master bedroom. That sculpture of a torso makes for a unique scarf hanger.

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This is the master bathroom. A local artist was commissioned to paint the mural, and the owners converted an antique sideboard into a vanity. Oh, and there’s a bidet, too.

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This is the only other room on the second floor. It’s currently being used as an office.

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Each of the third-floor bedrooms, like this one here, has at least one skylight.

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This room is very, how do you say? Red.

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And this room, also on the third floor, is being used as another office. One of the sellers designed those light fixtures himself.

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The finished basement is quite spacious.

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There’s even room for a bed.

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Here’s the basement kitchen. It has heated floors.

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And the newly renovated basement bathroom. It also has heated floors.

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The backyard has a secret-garden feel to it.

Condo of the Week: $450,000 for a unit with a view of Honest Ed’s

Address: 783 Bathurst Street, Unit 519
Neighbourhood: The Annex
Agent: Tiffany Chan, Homelife New World Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $468,800

The place: A one-bedroom suite with a den and balcony on the fifth floor of a new mid-rise near Honest Ed’s.

The history: Hariri Pontarini Architects designed this 200-unit building and won a Toronto Urban Design Award for it in 2015, mainly because it doesn’t look like a 200-unit building. The jury noted that the structure’s “mass” is broken up with cut-outs and contrasting colours of brick. The condo registered in late 2014.

Big selling point: The amenities would impress even the most jaded hipster. There’s an Wi-Fi-enabled lounge with plush leather couches, an outdoor bar with with a barbecue, a hobby room for tinkering with beater bikes, a gym with a yoga studio, a “pet spa” for hosing down the schnauzer—and yes, even shuffleboard.

Possible deal breaker: Parking is only available with two-bedroom units, so whoever buys this will need to nab a street parking permit, invest in a bike, or rely on the subway (which isn’t far away). Also, Ed’s is set to be redeveloped into a massive warren of rental apartments starting in 2017, so the view from the balcony is about to get a lot less kitschy.

By the numbers:

• $468,800
• 711 square feet
• $431 in monthly maintenance fees
• 41-square-foot balcony
• 1 bathroom
• 1 bedroom
• 1 den
• 1-minute walk to the subway

The unit is about 700 square feet.

There’s a little den-like alcove by the entrance.

The rest of the living areas are all combined into one open space. Here’s the dining area.

The forest wallpaper makes the living area seem a little more expansive. (Also: cool shelving unit.)

The sellers paid to upgrade the kitchen surfaces to Caeserstone. And they’ve got a Crosley record player, so you know they’re living that Bloor/Bathurst life to the full.

Here’s how the kitchen and living area fit together.

Here’s the bedroom, with super-cool neon wall lighting element.

The bathroom is decked out in stylish subway tile.

The balcony looks west, over Bathurst Street.

CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. welcomes 50 REALTORS® from well-known Toronto brokerage

GTA clients gain expanded commercial and development real estate expertise.

Established broker Hamid Parsa and 50 REALTORS® from Top Choice Realty Inc. have joined CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc., enhancing both teams services for Toronto clients. The new REALTORS® bring extensive experience in both the commercial and development real estate markets, as well as strong business relationships within the community.

“We are very excited to welcome Top Choice Realty Inc. to our team. They’re completely amazed by the CENTURY 21 tools and technology available, and their well-known expertise in the community adds so much value to our team,” said Stephen Chow, owner, CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. “The new agents are blown away as they discover new ways to grow their businesses and benefit their clients with us.”

Drop by one of the CENTURY 21 Atria offices in downtown Toronto or visit their website to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

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Media contact:

Ashley Lockyer

Communications Marketing Strategist

CENTURY 21 Canada




About CENTURY 21 Canada:

Work with the most recognized name in real estate. You’ll gain the support of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, with a unique Canadian history supporting entrepreneurship, marketing innovation, and homeowner education.

The CENTURY 21 family creates extraordinary experiences by providing proven training, management, and technology for its approx. 6,900 independently owned and operated franchises and over 100,000 members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

We reward clients as the exclusive sponsor of the AIR MILES® Reward Program in the real estate industry. Only CENTURY 21 offices can offer customers reward miles on real estate transactions.

We’ve proudly supported local families living with disabilities through Easter Seals Canada since 1979. Since 2009, Canadian offices have raised nearly $3 million for Easter Seals and the Kids to Camp program: providing over 1000 children with the joy and independence of fully accessible summer camp experiences.

®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2016 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.