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Best of Burlington in 5, from Appleby Gardens

You may be moving into your new luxury residence at Appleby Gardens soon and need some much needed information. Some of the most important is where can you get a coffee at 6am or a pizza at midnight, which veterinarian is open on weekends or which auto mechanic is the most recommended close-by? Here is an article outlining some of the best services and retail outlets within a 5 minute walk, cycle or drive from your new home. Coffee Houses Starbucks, 1860 Appleby Line. Open 6am to 9:30pm daily. A two minute walk, one minute cycle, silly by car. Coffee Culture Café & Eatery, 1960 Appleby Line. Open 6am to 11pm or later every day. A six minute walk, three minute cycle or a couple minutes in the car. Tim Horton’s, across the street from Coffee Culture. Open 5am to 10pm daily. McCafe at the nearest McDonald’s, 2040 Appleby Line. Open 5am to midnight every day A ten minute walk, four minute cycle and a five minute drive. Fast Food Popeyes Kitchen/Pita Pit/Harvey’s/Subway, 1900 Appleby Line. Popeyes open 11am to 10pm A four minute walk, two minute cycle, one minute drive. McCafe at the nearest McDonald’s, 2040 Appleby Line. Open 5am to midnight every day A four minute cycle and a five minute drive, but a 10 minute walk. Casual Meals Turtle Jack’s, 1900 Appleby Line. Open 10/11am to 12/1am. Three minute walk/cycle, only a one minute drive. Applestone Pizzeria, beside Turtle Jack’s. Open 11am to 9/10pm. Eclipse Asian Buffet, 1940 Appleby Line. Open 11am to 10pm daily Three minute cycle, two minute drive, seven minute walk. Classy Dining Fraticelli’s Italian Grill & Bar, 1860 Appleby Line. Open 11am to 11/1pm/am. A two minute walk/cycle, and one minute by car. MAX Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way Open 12pm to 9-11pm. A three minute drive. Sushi Masayuki, 2180 Itabashi Way Open for lunch and dinner, closed Mondays. A three minute drive. Dental Health Uptown Dental Burlington, 1900 Appleby Line Open 9am-7pm, 11am-7pm and 9am-2pm on different days. A three minute walk, two by bicycle, one by car. Appleby Dental Professionals, 4300 Upper Middle rd Open various: 7am-8pm, 7am-5pm, 8am-2pm Four...

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10 Reasons Not to Live in Toronto

If you live in Toronto, you may think your city is the Centre of the Universe. Hogtown, as it’s affectionately called is home to millions and truly is a great Canadian city. Yet, with the massive increase in home and condo prices in the city, many people are simply priced out of the market. With home values over $1 million purchase price and condos approaching $500,000, many would-be first-time home-buyers have to resort to outrageous debt or scrimping lifestyles just to own a home. Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences in Burlington, Ontario want to give you 10 reasons why not to live in Toronto, on top of the exorbitant cost of living. Higher Debt-Load Of course if you want a 25 year mortgage with a big bank, maxed out credit lines and loans from friends and family in order to get your down payment, Toronto may be a great option. Terrible Congestion If you never want to actually drive anywhere again, move to T-dot! It’s not called the Don Valley Parking Lot colloquially for nothing. With constant pressure to do something with the ghastly Gardiner Expressway, there may be even worst congestion to come. Outrageous Cost of Living Forget the cost of home ownership, what about the absolutely insane prices for actually going to almost any large sporting event in Toronto, from the Maple Leafs to a concert at the ACC. The only exception may be an FCC or a Blue Jays game if those are your sports. Poorer Air Quality Although Canada overall has great air quality, Toronto is in the top 15 cities for worst air quality in the country. With congestion on the rise in the city and no real large-scale transportation solutions on the horizon, it is bound to get worst. Higher Crime Canadians like to think of their country as safe, especially in comparison to other western nations, especially our southern neighbour. While this is true, Toronto’s violent crime and homicide rate is still higher than most moderate sized cities in the country with a few exceptions. Burlington has a much lower homicide and crime rate than that of Toronto. Harder to Raise a Family...

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Food Delights near Appleby Gardens

Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences by LJM Developments is almost finished and you are about to move into your new luxury residence. Whether you are new to Burlington or are moving from a different neighbourhood, it can sometimes take a while to get acquainted with your new digs. Let this article guide you to the nearest restaurants, hangouts and all-around best food choices near your new home. Fraticelli’s Italian Grill & Bar, 3 mins From your new home at the corner of Corporate Dr. and Appleby Line, Fraticelli’s is a mere 3 minutes’ walk. The restaurant has two awards, OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Whether you are looking for authentic Italian fare or a relaxing cocktail at the bar, Fraticelli’s serves up fine dining in a chic atmosphere. Walk northwest on Appleby Line to where it fronts the street a mere 200 metres away. Starbucks, 3.5 mins A few feet from Fraticelli’s in the same plaza is Starbucks. A classic hangout place for enjoying a great cup of coffee or enjoying free WiFi, this mainstay in most people’s diet is only about 4 minutes away. If you prefer the Canadian staple, Tim Horton’s for your morning cup of Joe, continue on Appleby Line 300 metres more on the same side of the street of your new home, just 6 minutes away by your own two feet. Mucho Burrito, 6 mins Looking for a quick and satisfying meal on the run? Mucho Burrito is the same distance as Tim Horton’s on the same side as Fraticelli’s, but in the next plaza north on Appleby Line. A fresh Mexican grill, this is not your average fast food. Fresh, made-to-order with no preservatives, fat substitutes or MSG, Mucho Burrito provides simple Mexican foods, fast and fresh. Sushi Masayuki, 18 mins Looking for one of the best sushi places in the GTA? Sushi Masayuki has a perfect 5 Star rating on Yelp and provides patrons with one of the best fresh fish tasting menus backed by a beautiful interior. Drop in for lunch on weekdays only between noon and 2pm or for dinner any day after 5:30pm; closed Mondays. A 6...

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5 Reasons to Hire a Pro to Move into Appleby Gardens

Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences by LJM Developments is set to unveil the finished condo structure in June 2016. With move-in dates looming ever closer on the horizon, you may be panicked in having to move in. You may have thought that moving into your new home would be easy, but all of a sudden you are behind on packing and are not sure how you will get everything accomplished on time. Hiring a pro, although a little more expensive, saves you the headache and stress of doing it all yourself. Here are just a few reasons why you might prefer to leave it to the pros. Efficient Pro Packing One way the pros are better, is being able to pack up your home in a consistent and efficient manner. Professional packers know exactly how to pack all manner of items, ensuring efficient use of boxes. Most often pro-packers will actually use less boxes lowering material costs and allowing smaller trucks for moving. Condo Moving Experts Moving into a condo is not the same as moving from house to house. You will need to contact the on-site Appleby Gardens staff for a move-in appointment, book the elevators and ensure you do not damage the building on move-in. With professional movers, you simply leave it all up to them. They are responsible for the move-in process and any damages they may cause. Safe, Secure & Insured During the moving process you may damage your belongings because, simply put, you are not used to moving large objects, odd-sized objects or they are improperly packaged and stored in the truck. Professionals understand how to pack and secure items in a moving truck to avoid costly damages to furniture and precious treasures. Proper moving companies will also be insured against breakage and loss during the move. The Right Equipment Have you ever tried to move a sofa or large dresser without the proper equipment? Without the right moving equipment there is a great degree of damage that your items and surrounding walls will be damaged. Let the pros move you with the right equipment. Save Time Pull up a chair, direct the move like...

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10 Reasons Why Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences is the Condo for You

Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences by LJM Developments is a luxury residence that is set for completion in June of 2016. With just a few weeks and just a couple units left in the unit, here is a great list why you might want to snap up a unit. Bespoke Style LJM is known as a boutique builder that not only cares about the style and layout of every single unit, but also ensures that the outside of the building is an architectural work of art that will have value for decades. The View Buying a unit on floors five through seven provide unprecedented views of surrounding Burlington, giving you a view detached home owners would dream of. Underground Parking Heated underground parking means you get up in the morning, walk to your car and drive away. Never having to worry about snow and ice again in Canada is a dream in itself. Reduced Lifestyle Fees With a party room, WiFi lobby, and fitness centre you can enjoy the perks of these lifestyle elements without having to pay extra monthly fees. No Landscape Maintenance Never worry about the bushes on your property, mowing the lawn, shovelling snow or building a fence. The building condo board ensures property maintenance is taken care of. A Real Community A condo provides an opportunity for those that are out-going and get involved to develop lasting friendships within this micro-community. Be a part of the community by getting involved in the condo board or by holding events in the party room on a monthly or weekly basis. A Freer Lifestyle No need for a house sitter in order to jet off on a last minute vacation. Simply walk out your front door and your home will be the same when you return as when you left it. Shared Maintenance Costs Never worry about roofing costs, window replacements or pavement repair again. As part of the condo board you can help ensure that maintenance fees are spent wisely and effectively. You will never have to contract the work yourself. Investment Opportunity With the rise in Canadian home prices across the country, whether you buy a unit...

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