During most of the seasons in Canada, people want to get away. With winters that are often cold and gloomy, the only way to escape is to plan a vacation at some far off and sunny destination. In the summer however, the desire to enjoy the weather at home becomes top priority. Whether you’re going up to a cottage, doing a nature hike nearby or just staying at home and enjoying a sunny day, you don’t have to go far to have a great summer. Here are some ideas to inspire a beautiful outdoor oasis right in your own backyard.
It’s been a busy summer for us! While you were (hopefully) spending some much-deserved time on the beach and enjoying the beautiful summer that we had, we were busy working away on our active projects. From Aurora Trails to CityTowns, there’s been a lot of progress made throughout the summer and we’re so excited to share that with you.
While we hate to see summer go, we can’t help but get excited to welcome fall into our lives with open arms. With the first cool breeze of autumn we’re reminded of all the wonderful sweaters we’ve been wanting to wear, all the pumpkin spice lattes we want to drink, and all the cozy soup we want to eat. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and explore – it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the leaves are changing colour, so every outdoor excursion becomes a great photo opportunity. Our favourite fall activity has to be apple picking – for the fun outdoors, but also for the tasty pies that follow. Here are some of the best places to pick your own apples in the GTA.
The process of getting a new home is quite thrilling. You’ve spent considerable time searching for the perfect place to live, and once you find it it’s hard to contain your excitement. You start daydreaming about how you’ll decorate, the dinner parties you’ll throw there, and the memories you’ll make. But there’s one last hurdle you must jump over before you’re actually living in this dream home – moving day. Some people dread moving day more than a trip to the dentist, but we’ve got 5 tips to make moving day a breeze.
Your spring was spent getting your yard into shape for summer. During the week you’d peruse the Instagram accounts of your favourite design and decor sites to gain inspiration for creating your own outdoor oasis. The weekends were spent gardening and manicuring the yard to get it ready for the big reveal. Summer’s here and it’s time to show off all your hard work! The crowning feature of any backyard of those who love to entertain is the perfect patio set. Here are some we’re obsessed with to give you some inspiration!
In terms of creating a work life balance, we all set out with the best intentions. You plan to separate the two, leaving your work at the office and saving the home for family life. But as we all know too well, this isn’t always practical. Sometimes you may have some extra work that followed you home, or perhaps you’re blessed with work from home days! In these situations, the last thing you want to do is set up a temporary and uncomfortable work space in your dining room. You need an actual space where you can sit down, roll up your sleeves, and get that work out of the way. You need a home office! Here’s some inspiration to help you on your way to designing your very own dream home office.
Ah, the gallery wall!
This home decor trend has really made a name for itself over the last few years, and for good reason. Gallery walls are the perfect excuse to put number of your favourite pieces of art together, rather than having to decide on one big piece for your wall. They’re a great way to show off your personality, and are essentially impossible to get wrong. Whether you choose a themed collection or a random one, if you’re looking to make a bold statement on a wall in your home we suggest trying this trend out.
We’ve mentioned before how much working with hospitals in the communities we build in is important to us, and North York General Hospital is one of those hospitals. Not only are we all North York natives, but the hospital’s transition from a suburban hospital to a regional health centre able to cater to over 400,000 people a year has been truly staggering to watch. North York General has become one of the most in-demand and prestigious health centres in Canada. At Paradise Developments, we wanted to support a priority at the hospital that would benefit patients and the system and as a whole.
The excitement is building! There’s so much to love for the GTA and Whitby is one of those places. This gem shouldn’t be overlooked, it’s got a lot going for it. From green space to community events, it’s a great place to live and raise a family. This is why we’re thrilled to be a part of Whitby Meadows, a community that’s going to bring new life to the area near Coronation Road and Rossland Road.
But first, let us indulge you in some of the details that make Whitby the charming town you’ll want to call home. This is Whitby by the numbers:
There’s no better place to be celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday than right here at home! Everybody will be ringing in our gorgeous country’s life of a century and a half – O’ Canada, you definitely age well – so you better not miss out on all the fun! Here are nine events around Ontario to get you and your family ready for this year’s birthday bash bonanza!
When it comes to large, luscious expanses of green and working on your swing, look no further than Brampton to meet your golfing needs. With no shortage of clubs and driving ranges, Brampton really is golfer’s paradise. The city’s quality courses makes it exceptionally effortless to spend early mornings perfecting your drive and beautiful afternoons hanging out with your family. In fact, here are four we think you need to check out right away!
With temperatures that have breached 40 degrees and sun-filled days ahead, we think we can officially say summer has arrived. You prep your calendar for summer social events, and your wardrobe for the season, so why not your home too? While it’s often a season to get out of town, it’s also always nice to enjoy your home this time of year. Whether you’re luxuriating outside in the sun, or relaxing and lounging indoors, there are some things to check off your to do list to get your house good and ready for summer. Here’s what to think about.
If you’ve taken a look at the City of Brampton calendar of events, then you know there’s a lot to look forward to. The temperatures are finally starting to climb and the sun is showing its face more frequently, meaning summer is really on its way. With the summer season upon us, not to mention Canada 150, Brampton has a lot going on and a lot to offer in the way of things to do. This weekend Brampton is going to kick off their social summer with the annual CeleBrampton. Here’s what to look forward to.
When we scroll through Instagram looking for design inspiration, certain types of pictures really start to stand out. There are the #IHaveThisThingWithFloors shots, the #IHaveThisThingWithPink pics, and of course the #DreamKitchen moments that we all aspire to. If these trends teach us anything, it’s that there are so many design moments in both our homes and our lives just waiting to happen! You just have to look for them, and make the most of those moments. One of our favourite types of design pics to find on Instagram are the spectacular #sidetables. Here are 12 bedside table moments we wouldn’t mind waking up next to.