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Happy Holidays!


As 2019 draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and very best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.

Our Holiday Hours

Our office will be open over the holidays with the following hours:

December 23 to 31 we will be open from 9am to 4pm daily except closed for December 25th and 26th.
We will also be closed January 1st for New Years Day.

RESP and TFSA contributions for 2019 can be done up to 3:30pm December 31st. Use on-line banking to make the contributions. It’s easy and stress free. Email us for the instructions if you are not familiar with the process.

RRSP contributions for 2019 can be made up until mid-night March 2, 2020.

Our Team’s Holiday Gift Guide

With holiday sales popping up left and right, what better time to release our team’s Holiday Gift Guide, with picks all under $75! So, deck the halls, sip some eggnog, throw on your favourite ugly Christmas sweater and relax, because we’ve got you covered!

Greg's Picks:

Fairmont Royal York – Approximately $50

“ I love omelettes - You can make light, tasty omelettes in seconds without any added fats or oils, and clean up is effortless.

This is the easiest method I have ever used to be honest. Everything gets dumped in, raw, microwave for 2 mins, flip and then 30 more seconds.
Lift it open, and it is fluffy, hot, and ready to eat! Even better, one quick wipe for clean up!”

“ The holiday season seems like the most difficult time to start to be more present with the ones we love, with its overflowing to-do lists, and overbooked calendar, but our loved ones will be far more impressed with our presence this year than the presents under the tree.

Perhaps offer to spend your time with your loved one at the Royal York’s “Afternoon Tea” in the Library Bar. Enjoy a meal experience that’s all about the finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, and of course…tea! And if you are curious how the actual experience has been, Greg and Marg have hosted several times, and the ambience was truly fabulous. Feel free to ask me about it!”

Bed, Bath, and Beyond - $19.99

Adrian's Picks:

Canadian Tire - $19.99

“I LOVE chili! This is a great cookbook that covers some history, development, the foundations of chilis, and plenty of tasty recipes. Fascinating to read, fun recipes to make, and excellent photography. I highly recommend this if you know someone who loves chili, and would like to gift them something that is more than just a compilation of recipes.”

“So much convenience in a simple solution - much easier than crawling behind the tree struggling to plug and unplug your masterpiece. It really is a knee and back saver and lets you enjoy your decorating talents at the push of a button. Our kids love turning it on in the morning and off before bedtime. Plus, it makes showing off to friends easier and cooler too!”

Indigo - $24.99

Michael's Picks:

$27.99-$42.00 – Sport Chek

“I can probably speak for everyone when I say there’s nothing nicer than a warm drink that makes winter that much more bearable. A funny mug is a perfect low-cost gift to make someone smile and also to drink away some winter gloominess!”

“My favorite sport and pastime is basketball. With the Raptors winning the NBA championship this year, it brought all Canadians and sports fans together both of which are truly special. You can’t go wrong with getting some championship apparel to remember this by.”

$5.00- $24.99 - Indigo

Helen's Picks:

Best Buy - $59.99

“Here is a new twist on the Sock of the Month club.
Unbox a mystery! Solve a crime! Close the case!
The Deadbolt Mystery Society Monthly Box is for lovers of mystery/suspense & for those who love puzzle solving. Each month, subscribers will receive a new stand-alone case file with everything needed to close the case & solve the mystery! Brought to you by the creative minds behind Deadbolt Escape Rooms! Designed for sleuths & puzzle enthusiasts! Individual fun or groups of 2 to 6
• Stand-alone stories that don't require other boxes to complete
• Immersive scenarios, intriguing characters, and original compelling stories!
• 3 and 6 month gift subscriptions available! $33 plus shipping cost/month
• Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime offers many other unique monthly offerings. One of them is sure to be the perfect fit for your Giftee.”

“Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of a white noise/fan sound machine. Great aid to mask bothersome sounds and snoring. This particular machine offers 20 distinct digital sounds: 10 varieties of fan sounds and 10 white noise variations. You can adjust the volume precisely, in 1dB increments, to levels significantly louder than typical white noise machines. Comes in white or black.” - $33/month

Marie-Loren's Picks:

$33.99 - Bed, Bath and Beyond

“With mobile devices becoming so ubiquitous in our daily lives, a portable power bank has become almost as indispensable as our smartphones and tablets. Keep your special someone’s devices running wherever they are with this portable power bank! It's compatible with all devices, delivers enough power to fully charge your smartphone up to five times, features Qi wireless charging, and allows you to charge up to 3 different devices at the same time.”

“I love baking – and with baking, precision matters. You can’t go wrong by gifting this baking scale. It provides a quick and accurate readout so they they’ve got the right proportion of ingredients. If your favorite baker doesn't have one yet, they'll appreciate this useful gift.”

$49.99 - Best Buy

Shirley's Picks:

$69.99 - Amazon

“The Tablift is a unique universal tablet stand made for all the places normal tablet stands and holders will not work: the bed, couch, or any uneven surface. With the 3 adjustable legs, it will hold your tablet in the perfect viewing position, even when lying completely flat, without having to rest it or balance it on your body. Most importantly, it closes nicely so that you can put it away in a drawer or bag.”

“Help your kiddo learn that just because they're awake—it doesn't mean you want be—with this fun, colorful sleep trainer. Designed to look like an adorable robot, the multi-function clock uses facial expressions and changing colors to communicate passing time, to teach your kid when it's time for bed and when it's okay to wake up. (Studies show that kids don't fully understand time as a concept until they're around 8 years old, but they start to recognize patterns and read numbers much earlier.) It also includes a nightlight, alarm clock, soothing bedtime sounds, and a nap timer—all features that can help teach youngsters that sleep is a good thing!”

Amazon - $49.00