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Town, Region, TRCA support New Oak Ridges Moraine park proposal

King Township is “ground zero” in the next phase of the battle to protect and preserve the Oak Ridges Moraine. This time, however, unlikely allies are racing to voice their support for a new, landmark park proposal. The proposed reserve, ...

Community rallies to help local family

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King home part of lottery’s grand prize

By Mark Pavilons

A King City mansion makes up the largest grand prize ever in this year’s fundraising lottery for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
The grand prize in the Princess Margaret Home Lottery is the $4.47 million King City home, a cottage and $500,000 in cash, with a total value of just over $6 million.
The home was opened up for the launch and viewing last week. It’s located at 103 Carmichael Crescent in King City. It boasts 8,510 square feet in a country setting.
Your vehicles will be tucked away in your 2-car garage (complete with mudroom access and lots of storage space), leaving the motor courtyard clear for guest parking.
From the moment you open the door from the portico and step into the spectacular foyer, you’ll know this is truly a luxury home! The double doors swing wide for easy access to the breathtaking entrance to the home. From the soaring, coffered ceilings, to the incredible porcelain tile, every detail is exquisite.
The enormous 3-season lanai that extends the width of the home and overlooks the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine. Accessible from the kitchen through a stunning double set of French doors, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal on a nice day, to entertain, or to unwind.
The master bedroom is an inviting retreat and includes a private lounge area.
Perhaps you’d rather end your day with a soak in the oversized tub in your spa-like ensuite? You’ll love the walk-in closet for all your shoes and party dresses. It’s like another bedroom!
The lower level is ready for a party. The lounge area is perfect for relaxing, or practicing your best dance moves. Or, hang out with your friends at the floating bar. There’s even a prep kitchen, so no need to leave the party for more food or drinks! There’s also a beautiful wine room!
The King City Showhome was designed to impress, and interior design director, Jack Celli has delivered once again!
“This year’s home features a collaboration of design elements to create a transitional interior. Modern, classic and traditional materials and furnishings blend together room by room to enhance an eclectic look,” said Celli, interior design director for Greenpark Group.
The home is open for viewing Monday to Friday: 3 to 8 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
The grand prize also features a $1 million Muskoka lake-front cottage by Linwood Custom Homes. It’s a 1,936-square-foot cottage, with a wrap-around deck and it’s also awarded fully furnished and decorated.
To top it all off, the winner will receive $500,000 in cash, making the grand prize worth over $6 million.
Proceeds from the lottery will support the work done at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world.
The final deadline for ticket sales is May 18.
For more, visit princessmargaretlotto.com

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Minor midget Express cruising through OMHA playdowns

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