Clusters of plaques and certificates line the walls of Audio One’s impressive store, evidence of its audio/video expertise and commitment to staying on top of new trends in home entertainment technology. A charming black and white portrait of the D’Ascanio family also hangs from the wall of a meeting room, alluding to the origins of the company. In the photo, the D’Ascanio brothers, Anthony, Carlo and Gino, are surrounding their late father. The passing of their dad in 1985 acted as inspiration for the brothers to unite and found Audio One, one of Canada’s premier specialty retailers. “Audio One has been in business for 23 years, since 1986. We’re still a family-run business. And it really came from a passion for audio/video,” says Gino D’Ascanio. “I think one of the best things about working with family is that there is a high level of trust and confidence in each other. We’ve been at it so long, we’ve each found our own niches within the company.” Read more
As the third tower of Bellaria Residences prepares to debut its splendour, the lavish condominium complex set in the expanding city of Vaughan is proving that good things do come in threes. Carving a niche in the luxury condo market, Bellaria sets the standards high for those who want to follow in its footsteps.
A feat superbly accomplished by Solmar Development Corporation, the lavish Tower 1 and Tower 2 structures of Bellaria Residences are not just the first high rises in Vaughan, but the epitome of a fairytale lifestyle with all the trimmings. “As a Bellaria resident, I can say wholeheartedly that it’s a great place to live,” says Amal Mishaiel. “The building itself is aesthetically beautiful and meticulously kept. Often times, my guests feel as though they are in a hotel rather than a residence,” she gushes. Read more