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Upside-Built Home Of Murdoch Mystery's Yannick Bisson On Sale For $2,987,500

Why did Yannick and Shantelle Bisson decide to build their home? As described by Mr. Bisson to the Globe and Mail:

“We built exactly what we wanted,” Mr. Bisson said. “We got shared space for everybody, bright sun where we wanted it, privacy where we wanted it. … We made it into a 100-per-cent custom home.”

For a full photo gallery of the home, click here.

This East York gem, an Upside-built home, has been the residence for Murdoch Mystery's Yannick Bisson and his family since 2012. As one of the first contemporary rebuilds in the up-and-coming Woodbine neighbourhood, the contemporary style and modern-ranch aesthetic of the home was a groundbreaking addition to the area. Previously featured in Toronto Storeys, The Toronto Star, House & Home and CBC, Upside Development worked with the Bissons, Gordon Ridgely and interior designer Eric McClelland to create an open, spacious home with meticulous attention to detail, reflecting the personality, tastes and needs of the family. The family had begun the design journey with Ridgely and McClelland. Upside later joined the team with significant design contributions and insights as the building partner. Upside's Principal Rambod Nasrin brought a unique and fresh perspective to the plans...


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The Immense Impact of Interior Design

Sitting in an exceptionally well-designed restaurant on King Street has me thinking about the valuable work my colleagues in the Interior Design industry are doing every day. You may have been to BARO, formerly known as Valdez. I call the mood Ossington meets King Street, Now Magazine called it “New York, or Chicago Inspired”, and it’s a place I immediately made a connection with.  The design philosophy is simplicity with a touch of class and flare. With its Spanish influence, the introduction of nature and overall elegance, they brought the vision home.  Toronto is changing and continues to change for the better. We are competing...


Bungalow Residential Upgrade Rebuilds in Top Location

A stunning rebuild essentially replaced a two-bedroom, post-war bungalow on a 31x110-foot lot with a modern two-storey house by Upside Development.

With a modern black brick and cedar exterior, new technology and fittings and roughly 2,500 square-feet of living space that uses an unconventional arrangement of windows, eight to 10-foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout, including the lower-level bedroom and media room to give a truly current look and premium living.



Murdoch Home

Article written about Upside's latest project.

Just completed a 3 hour tour with Dave LeBlanc from Globe and Mail to see Murdoch's home, discussing contemporary architecture. 

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The Sell

Upside took an 800 sq. foot 1950's bungalow and turned it into a 2,400 sq. foot three bedroom contemporary home.

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Home Of The Week

Upside's recent project was featured in the Globe and Mail as the home of the week. Exciting news!

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Solar Panels

Solar panels are helping to reduce AC needs, while keeping the buildings cool!  



Lofty Goals for Rebuilding

"He has set his sights on rebuilding and restoring old homes in Toronto's Leslieville district, in the same area as this century-old house on historic Ashdale Avenue. Purchased in November, 2010 for $394,000 as a home for himself and his young family, the house needed work."