Appleby Gardens’ Moving Checklist

Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences by LJM Developments wants to make sure you are fully prepared to move into your new luxury home this coming summer. Of course you need to stay tuned for further updates on progress update, but currently building completion is set for July. However, we wanted to provide you with a great checklist for all the things you need to do before that joyous occasion can take place. More than 2 months Out If you own your current home, you will want to cash in on the current spring buying season, especially as it ramps up, right now. If you are downsizing and getting rid of a legacy home, be sure to get the best value by doing small touch ups to your home. Even though it is a hot market around Toronto and the GTA, getting an extra 1-5% can make retirement at Appleby Gardens even better. Hire a professional stager to up the potential even more. Even if you sell your home before possession for Appleby’s is available, simply rent an apartment in the area and start getting to know your new neighbourhood. This way you will be well acquainted before the big move-in day. More than 2 weeks Out When you have a scheduled move-in day from Appleby, priorities are: Get boxes and moving supplies and start packing non-essentials. Clear out anything not going to your new home by having a Garage sale or taking the items to a charity drop off location. Arrange for the setup of Cable, Internet or phone at your new Luxury Residence. Set up mail forward with Canada Post. Arrange for your contents/liability insurance to transfer with your Insurer. Complete address change forms for Driver’s license, health card, insurance, employer, doctor, dentist, bank accounts, memberships; list the move-in date Register at a new school if you have children. Get quotes for movers, decide on one and arrange for moving appointment with Appleby Gardens. Between 7 to 14 days Out It’s now getting close to crunch time and small things will be forgotten if you do not do them ahead of time. Return borrowed items from friends or neighbours....

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An Interview of LJM’s Liaquat Mian by UrbanToronto.ca

Reprinted from UrbanToronto.ca March 16, 2016 11:32 am | by Stefan Novakovic Driving north on Burlington’s Appleby Line, plots of undeveloped land dotted with low-rise structures meet the eye north of the QEW. Continuing north, however, a more urban landscape becomes visible in the distance. Coming to the intersection of Appleby and Ironside Drive, a high-rise condominium stands across from a retail plaza, with a trail of development in the midst of construction to the south. This is where we meet LJM Developments‘ Liaquat Mian, who 15 years ago founded the company that is now redeveloping much of northern Burlington into an increasingly urban landscape. Across the street from LJM’s 225-unit Ironstone condominium (completed in 2013), LJM’s head office is housed in the Uptown Center, a mixed-use retail and office plaza that improves the car-oriented built form typical of suburban retail development. Meeting Mian in the second-floor office, the LJM founder’s extravagant and visually striking style is met by a thoughtful and considered approach to development. Looking out over the plaza, Mian describes the layout and design of the space as an attempt to bridge the gap between the automobile-dependant realities of suburban life and pedestrian culture. Featuring “extra-wide sidewalks, landscaping, and lots of outdoor patio space for every restaurant” Mian stresses that the Uptown Center’s design is geared to welcome pedestrians, and to encourage street-level vibrancy. “Each of the storefronts is also angled towards the street,” Mian tells us, explaining that the visual interest of more dynamic facades gives storefronts a greater street presence while making for a more engaging pedestrian experience. It’s still a fundamentally suburban typology, though it’s one that makes a concerted effort to welcome pedestrians. Within an urban context, it would not mean much, but driving past a series of flat, lifeless Burlington strip malls, LJM’s approach stands out. “The hope is to create a more complete community here, and to facilitate more pedestrian-friendly lifestyles.” “For the community across the street, it allows people to come outside and access services and amenities within walking distance,” says Mian. “We want to give people living here the freedom to do everyday things without the car,” he adds, emphasizing the...

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HHHBA & BILD Welcome LJM Developements

LJM Developments the builder behind such prestigious projects as Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences and WatervieW Condominiums in Grimsby has been welcomed into industry associations for builders including the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association and the Building Industry and Land Development Association for the Greater Toronto Area. Being a part of these organizations will allow even further growth as a boutique builder. HHHBA The HHHBA is a sub-member of both the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders’ Associations, automatically bringing LJM Developments into those two organizations as well. LJM Developments felt it was time to join these vital industry organizations as they support the building industry, trades, suppliers and service professionals that LJM has come to rely on for its high quality building projects. These three organizations enable LJM Developments to continue building a reputation for quality, green friendly and luxury condominiums that are already making an impact for living sustainably in the Green Belt area of Ontario. As a luxury boutique builder, LJM has always focused on including as many green initiatives in its projects as possible. The affirmation of these initiatives by the OHBA and how the quality of life of Ontarians is improved by them provided a natural membership into the organization. Being able to further develop local, provincial and national partnerships through these industry organizations will further enable LJM to meet future challenges in supply, building code compliance and designing the homes of the future. BILD Being part of the Greater Toronto Area, it was natural for LJM Developments to simultaneously announce their membership into BILD, the premier Home Builders’ Association in Ontario and the GTA area. BILD has over 1,400 members that support the land development, home and condo building industry and the home renovations industry. BILD supports the industry through awareness and marketing through two important online resources including NewHomes.org and Renomark.ca. If you are looking to purchase a new home, the NewHomes website provides a quality resource, whereas Renomark ensures your renovations get done professionally (not something Appleby owners will need in the near future). However, their pivotal roles in supporting the building trades and construction development through college and University courses as well as...

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Appleby Gardens’ Builder featured in SouthAsian Newspaper

Reprinted from The South Asian News This week we profile Liaquat Mian, President, LJM Developments, Burlington. A man with many creatively honed business talents and a builder par excellence. Your business is divided into different verticals, and we will address each of them starting with real estate development.  Talk to us about your foray into this area, the projects that your company has completed, and what is to come. LJM’s core focus has been real estate development in the GTA since the company’s inception. LJM has built townhomes, condominiums, and retail centers of varying sizes and as such has become a well diversified real estate development company. When I moved to Canada from Pakistan in the late 90s, I started investing in condos in Toronto and Mississauga. It was at this point of time that I realized the potential and scope of the industry for the future, and decided to become a more active player in the market by becoming a developer. Our first few projects were smaller in size and consisted for townhomes and luxury detached homes in Mississauga. In 2005 we moved in to Burlington where we envisioned the now landmark Appleby Line – which is a reality today. We also ventured into larger projects by first developing a retail center, Uptown Center, with more than 90,000 square foot of commercial space that invited tenants such as Starbucks. Our next project became Burlington’s tallest building at the time; Ironstone Condominiums in collaboration with Davies Smith Developments. The 17-storey development is across the street from Uptown Center. Ironstone also employed green initiatives by employing thermal energy, LED lighting, and environmentally friendly initiatives – the development has been profiled in several industry magazines for its green initiatives. After Ironstone’s completion, LJM launched another condominium project, Appleby Gardens Condominiums, also on Appleby Line. Appleby’s architecture was inspired by Santa Monica and offers 71 condominium suites that are over 7 storeys – the building will be completed in June this year. When I first took a drive on Appleby Line in the spring of 2005, it had a few cars and was literally farm land with a few commercial buildings around. It...

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March Break Activities for Children around Burlington

Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences by LJM Developments brings to you a great list of activities and events to keep your little ones busy this March Break! Do not keep them cooped up inside, get them out enjoying the weather with great winter sports, or take them to plenty of the events happening in and around Burlington. Find your favourite below and book early. Maple Syrup Festival Bronte Creek Provincial Parks starts to tap trees at the beginning of March just in time for March break and an amazing Canadian past time. The Maple Syrup Festival runs every weekend in March and offers tours, how to make syrup and the ability to travel back in time with 1890’s costumed interpreters demonstrating the art of making maple taffy and candy. More Maple Just in case the festival at Bronte Creek is not enough natural sugar for your little ones, Mountsberg and Crawford Lake Conservation Areas offer Maple Syrup Festival weekends in their amazing Maple Town activities. At Crawford Lake you can take in the 15th Century Iroquoian village and offer a little cultural learning experience on the sly. Skiing at Glen Eden Looking for an active event that will get your children out in the beautiful countryside enjoying the fresh outdoors? Skiing at the nearby Glen Eden is a great idea, weather permitting. Royal Botanical Gardens There are two events at the RBG Centre during March Break that may appeal to young children and those interested in Music. Jazz Brunches on the 13th and 20th of March provide a great introduction to this genre of music with a bite to eat while Reptile Rendezvous gives young kids a great experience with pythons, alligators and turtles. Week long discovery camps for ages 4-13 are also available. Joseph Brant Museum The Workshop Wonders event takes place twice daily on the 13th and 14th of March and includes admission to the Museum, a heritage craft and refreshment for only $15. This hands-on museum is great for children. Or sign up for the March Break Lego Mania Camp! Burlington Performing Arts Centre A theatre performance of “Alexander Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going...

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