mpressively situated on a quiet crescent in a prized estateenclave, this spectacular home designed by architect LorneRose with interior design by Brian Gluckstein is defined byits sophisticated style and magnificent surroundings. Anopaque glass arched front door embellished by a decorativewrought iron grill opens to a grand foyer graced by polishedlimestone floors, French doors, a dramatic circular free-floatingstaircase to second and lower levels, faux finished walls to matchlimestone floor, crown mouldings, soaring ceilings and crownedwith a skylight illuminating the first and second levels.The elegant living and dining rooms set the stage forsophisticated and memorable entertaining fully complimented bythe butler's pantry and gourmet kitchen featuring top-of-the-lineappliances. The breakfast area and adjoining family roomenhanced by the ambience of a wood-burning fireplace andFrench doors opening to a terrace provide venues for more casualgatherings and al fresco dining. Wide-plank oak floors, woodpaneled walls, built-in bookcases and California shutters in thestudy create a private retreat. The master suite features a gas fireplace, French doors to abalcony overlooking the verdant grounds, his and hers walk-indressing room with skylight and lavish six-piece en suite bath.Three additional bedrooms with en suite baths complete theprivate accommodations. Friends and family will enjoy the lowerlevel recreation room with walk out to a large limestone patio, alounge with decorative stone fireplace, exercise room, nanny'ssuite and plenty of room for storage. An idyllic ravine-like setting, the lovely grounds enchant anddelight graced with a canopy of mature trees and exquisitegardens, designed by Ron Holbrook, creating a private andmagical oasis in the heart of the city. With close proximity tosome of Toronto's best private and public schools, upscale localshopping, recreation facilities and easy access to downtown, thishome is an irresistible treasure. I43 HAWARDEN CRESCENTForest HillOffered at $5,395,000For more information, contact the office ofElise Kalles, Brokerat Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage 416.441.2888 x 291 . elisekalles.com49
50In every issue of COLLECTIONS, we invite achef from Greater Toronto's celebrated culinarycommunity to join us and share a little ofthemselves. This segment allows the chef toconvey a bit of their personality, while enlighteningour readers on emerging food trends. It also letsus provide our readers with a peek into thehearts and minds of the gifted people that formthis acclaimed community. Whether it's AnthonyWalsh teaching us to tap into the personal side ofcooking, Keith Froggett discussing sustainablefishing practices, or Jamie Kennedy educating usto cook with winter ingredients, it's clear there isno shortage of talent. Their scope of interest is asvaried as the number of restaurants in Toronto,so when a large group of these individuals chooseto speak out on an important matter in a unitedvoice, perhaps we should listen.By Jeremy Finkelsteinhis summer, I had the unique experience of getting apersonal tour of Michael Stadtländer's 100 acre EigensinnFarm. The chef and I hopped in his golf cart and drovearound the grounds where he showed me a variety of livestock,smoke houses, outdoor kitchens, and a number of art installationshe'd created with his team over the years. We spoke aboutfarming, big business, politics, and, most notably, quarries. Forthose of you unfamiliar with the proposed plans for MelancthonTownship, located between Shelburne and Collingwood, TheHighland Companies, backed by the Boston-based hedge fundBaupost Group, began buying up large tracts of land in the areafrom retiring farmers under the guise of becoming the region'slargest producer of potatoes. Undisclosed was an alternativeinterest in the land, with roots far deeper than the spuds for whichthe area is famed. 230 feet deeper to be exact. The limestonelying below the surface can be crushed and sold as aggregate, abuilding material most commonly used in road construction. Thevalue of the rock could be upwards of $8-billion. Certainly, that'sno small potatoes.T100 CHEFS SPEAK ASONE AT FOODSTOCKTATERS ORCRATERS?