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.

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Condo of the Week: $569,00 for a King West penthouse with a bowling lane–length terrace

Address: 399 Adelaide St. W.
Neighbourhood: King West
Agent: Julia Knott, Right at Home Realty Inc.
Price: $569,000

The place: A 10th-floor penthouse that couldn’t possibly have more windows.

The history: A mortgage broker bought this bachelor pad pre-construction and made plenty of upgrades before moving in two years ago. He added Scavolini cabinets to the kitchen, two stone feature walls and motorized blinds. But as mortgage brokers are wont to do, he’s already moving on to a new place—at the Thompson.

Big selling point: The unit has the biggest terrace in the building, and two outdoor gas lines mean the new owner can run a barbecue and a heat lamp simultaneously, extending patio season well into the fall.

Possible deal breaker: A taller building has just gone up across the street, which means potential nosy neighbours. Luckily, the blinds can be lowered with the touch of a button whenever privacy is needed.

By the numbers:

• $569,000
• 763 square feet
• $447 in monthly maintenance fees
• 286-square-foot terrace
• 14-foot ceilings
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 bedroom
• 1 lap pool in the building
• 1 walk-in closet with chandelier
• 1-minute walk to the subway


There’s a two-piece powder room off of the foyer.


The seller upgraded the kitchen with Scavolini cabinets, a glass-tiled backsplash, stainless-steel appliances and a gas stovetop.


That gas fireplace is new. So is the stone feature wall.


There are those windows we mentioned earlier. If it gets too sunny—and chances are it will—the remote-controlled blinds can be lowered at the touch of a button.


Here’s the bedroom. Bonus: that projector is included, and the blinds double as a movie screen.


The closet is a custom-designed walk-in number (with a chandelier, just because).


Here’s the master bathroom. Two shower heads are better than one.


What the terrace lacks in depth, it most definitely makes up for in length. The view faces north.

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.

Can I get on my no-good neighbour’s property to make repairs?

My neighbour and I don’t get along. Most of the time, we’re happy to avoid each other, but I need to replace some crumbling brick in a wall of my house that’s only accessible from his property. He won’t let me back there because he doesn’t think the repair is necessary. What do I do?

Wall-To-Do, The Beach

You can legally access your neighbour’s property without permission if there’s a genuine emergency. Since you’re writing in, I’ll assume your house isn’t about to collapse. If you don’t want to wait until it is, you can apply for a city permit, but the process takes six to eight weeks, comes with a hefty security deposit (to cover any damage you might do to his property), and you’ll have to submit a proposal describing the work you want to do. If you do get approved—only necessary maintenance will get the go-ahead—the city can force your neighbour to comply or threaten him with fines. Of course, summoning municipal staff to his door will only exacerbate your feud (and perhaps inspire him to fight back by taking legal action under the Trespass to Property Act), so treat that as your nuclear option. First, try knocking on his door, explaining the permit process in a civil and friendly manner, and asking if there’s any way you can avoid the paperwork. To up your odds of success, offer to do the repair on a weekend when he’s out of town.

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