Lucy Sanna was pregnant with her second child when her maternal instincts for an alternative care option kicked in. She had mused about midwifery during her first pregnancy, but as other women before and after her, wasn’t so certain about its scope of practice. She wondered about its quality of care, safety and benefits. She wondered if there was a fee. Heeding the referrals of others, she placed a call to a midwifery clinic near her place of work in Etobicoke, Ont. “I was trying to figure out what to do. I have two cousins of mine who went with midwives as well, and they tried to convince me from the beginning with my first [pregnancy] to go, and the second time, I said, ‘that’s it, I’m going to do it,’” recalls the Bolton, Ont. resident. Nine months later, Sanna welcomed a full-term, healthy baby girl she and her husband named Mariah. Read more
In all its beauty and enterprise, a looking-glass luxury in the heart of Richmond Hill rises to the expectations of its name. The Grand Genesis is a soaring venture, where groundbreaking features have interested buyers enraptured; and crystal-clear views of a transforming city below take luxury towards a limitless sky of possibility. “We are born with one name and I have put mine on this project,” says Stefano Guizzetti. The president and founder of the long-established real estate and development firm Guizzetti Developments Inc. partners with Holborn Developments Inc. to bring the height of glass couture to the community of Richmond Hill.
Like a champagne flute overflowing with celebration, a gleaming façade of glass encases exquisite interior design of imported granite and marble-polished surfaces, top-of-the-line amenities and spacious suites. Future residents are welcomed with a Read more
In the heart of Richmond Hill there is a dealership fuelled by a passion for automotives and reinforced by a transparent, customer-first philosophy. This dealership is Avante Mazda. And under the compassionate guidance of owner Frank Serpa, Avante Mazda has grown into one of the most trusted dealerships in Canada, and is certain to have the right car for you.
Serpa has been in the auto industry all his life. Starting in 1977, at age 15, he worked his way up the ladder from a simple clean-up boy to mechanic, parts and service manager, and eventually to owner in 1995. Raised in the industry, Serpa fostered a resolute desire for customer satisfaction. “After being in the business from ’77 to now – 34 years – when a customer leaves my dealership with a car, whether new or used, and are extremely happy, I still get those little goosebumps that make it all worthwhile.” Read more
Looking for a great physical workout that also develops discipline and mental focus? Do you want an activity ideal for the whole family? Then Northern Karate Schools has the answer.
Established in 1972 by internationally renowned martial arts champion Cezar Borkowski, Northern Karate maintains a traditional philosophy of respect for others, and a practice of self-discovery and positive change. “It’s not just about punching and kicking. We’re about personal development. Once they start, our students are far more focused and tend to do better in school,” explains instructor and sixth-degree black belt Kyoshi Cos Vona. “I’ve had many, many families tell me they see a huge difference in their kids after just six months of karate.” Read more
On June 28th, 2010, Royal LePage – Your Community Realty held its third annual Golf Tournament in support of the Yellow Brick House and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. The day was a resounding success, as over $30,000 was raised for charity at Eagle’s Nest Golf Club in Vaughan. The premier sponsor was Shapiro & Cho Solicitors, who sponsored the event for the third consecutive year. The day was fantastic with great weather and was enjoyed by all. Thanks to the great staff at Eagle’s Nest, the golfers and all of the generous Read more
Looking for a beauty related product or service? Imagine having all of York Region’s best salons and spas in one place! That possibility is just one click away, says Shannon R.T. Horgan, president of CompleteBeautyList.com.
This innovative company is the only online salon and spa directory, which is why the best companies in the industry have chosen to be part of it. CompleteBeautyList.com is a brilliant marketing tool that showcases salons and spas in Woodbridge, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and other areas of the GTA. Also targeting New York and Chicago, CompleteBeautyList.com is the fastest growing company of its kind. With the Internet being a main source of information, this company has adopted the ideal advertising approach. Read more
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or just looking to immerse yourself in the excitement of the city, purchasing a condominium can be a great choice. Known for being low maintenance, condos are catching the eyes of homebuyers everywhere.
1. Tridel Renaissance Tridel Renaissance’s luxury residential tower in Richmond Hill has suites that will sweep you off your feet. Those that admire refined, traditional architecture and design will fall in love with this classical condominium. www.tridel.com
2. Miracle at Yonge Love your space. Snag a deal at Miracle at Yonge while their offer of deluxe suites for a great price lasts. Located in a bustling part of Richmond Hill, the amenities and location offer just the right balance of entertainment and serenity in a large living space. www.miracleatyonge.com Read more
“I don’t know if I consider myself mature for my age but I definitely consider myself an average 13-year-old.” For someone who has shot the breeze with the likes of Nelson Mandela, Roméo Dallaire and Desmond Tutu, Bilaal Rajan is not your typical teenybopper; he’s not even your run-of-the-mill human being. He was just four years old when tackling global poverty became his playground. When I was that age, the idea of selling Clementine oranges door-to-door to raise money for earthquake victims in Gujarat, India, would never have crossed my mind as I pushed Barbie and Ken in a luxurious convertible Corvette across a laminate floor. Your childhood mentality was probably the same.
Let’s be completely honest with each other: making a difference in the world is as far from many of our Western minds as a remote ocean island on the most extreme point of the Earth. Read more
Since black belt student Brooke-Lynn Brunette passed away from leukemia in 2006, the students of the Northern Karate School in Richmond Hill have held an annual Brooke Brunette Kids Friendship Charity Read more
The Holidays can be a stressful time of year, for many reasons, so an invigorating but relaxing hot yoga class can be just the thing to smooth out some of that anxiety and tension. What many people don’t realize is that hot yoga is also an excellent full-body workout that improves posture, tones muscles and builds immunity.
The recent popularity of yoga may make it seem like simply the latest in a long line of passing trends. However, this combination of discipline for the mind, body and spirit has been around for thousands of years. That is a lot longer than spinning classes or the South Beach Diet, so the ancient combination of meditation and physical exercise must be doing something right. Of the many varieties of yoga, the one that is heating up in Toronto is Read more