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Our Favorite Homes in Canada

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We've been rounding up our favorite homes region by region (check out our picks for New England) and today we turn our attention to our neighbors in the great white north. We frequently hop over the Canadian border when reporting for Dwell, and with towns like Toronto and Edmonton on the rise, there's no shortage of great homes cropping up. Check out this quintet, from maritime Quebec to rugged Alberta, to see how modern design plays in the snow.
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  Remote by any standard, the Magdelene Islands in the St. Lawrence Gulf are home to scads of colorful homes, many painted the same shade as their owners' fishing boats. This retreat is a modern take on the vernacular.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith

    Remote by any standard, the Magdelene Islands in the St. Lawrence Gulf are home to scads of colorful homes, many painted the same shade as their owners' fishing boats. This retreat is a modern take on the vernacular.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  This small, galvanized steel-clad home by designer Lisa Moffitt, for her partner's mother, is stitched right into the landscape, a viewing platform for the changing seasons.  Photo by: Derek ShaptonCourtesy of: © Derek Shapton

    This small, galvanized steel-clad home by designer Lisa Moffitt, for her partner's mother, is stitched right into the landscape, a viewing platform for the changing seasons.

    Photo by: Derek Shapton

    Courtesy of: © Derek Shapton

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  A prefab classic, and the building that put Moshe Safdie on the map, Habitat 67 stands up today as a Montreal icon.  Photo by: Alexi HobbsCourtesy of: Alexi Hobbs

    A prefab classic, and the building that put Moshe Safdie on the map, Habitat 67 stands up today as a Montreal icon.

    Photo by: Alexi Hobbs

    Courtesy of: Alexi Hobbs

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  This former dairy in Toronto has been updated to form the ideal family home: modern, playful, and appealingly rough-and-tumble.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl

    This former dairy in Toronto has been updated to form the ideal family home: modern, playful, and appealingly rough-and-tumble.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  Rising high above booming Edmonton, this multi-hued penthouse has the best view in the province.  Photo by: Garth Crump

    Rising high above booming Edmonton, this multi-hued penthouse has the best view in the province.

    Photo by: Garth Crump

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