Contributed by Kathy Flaxman — In the winter, dusted with snow, Cabbagetown can look like a greeting card: a neighbourhood walk is a study of Victorian architecture juxtaposed with lofts in converted factories.
The setting may look tranquil, but inside, saws may be buzzing, hammers tapping away with the smell of fresh paint as a backdrop. “We have work that is Christmas critical,” Owen Robinson of Weenen General Contracting Limited notes.
Staying snug and warm and enjoying a welcoming home is something on everyone’s wish list. Kitchens are vital now and in the early planning stages months ago, appliances were ordered plus any special materials to keep jobs on schedule. Exterior issues like roof damage or broken eves troughs can have serious implications in nasty weather and are being attended to.
“Cooking is top of mind,” Owen says. “But every part of every job matters. Outside as well as inside, ideally everything is taken care of before the snow flies.” “At this time of year in particular, we are focused on giving our clients their splendid homes back. We’re working hard, and that’s fine. We want everyone to enjoy a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season!”