Forward House

Edgy Atom Egoyan movies, celebrated prize-winning books, the British Columbia-originated cult hit X-Files, intellectual icons Michael Ignatieff and Michael Ondaatje, pop queen k.d. lang and dozens of other symbols of turn-of-the-century Canada have moved the Big Icicle light years past the days when adventurous Brits crossed the ocean to view the Mounties’ Musical Ride. I’ve been to several five star resorts but none feels like home away from home like Canada House. Reforging connections The Government of Canada acquires the Sun Life of Canada Building, and we begin the renovation project that will connect it all. After the Olympics, a swell of listings caused a 25 percent price drop, according to Craig Mackenzie, an agent with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. But after that, I began to realize I no longer wanted to specify gas boilers for my clients (while some of the houses I work on are electricity only, I …

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