Facility Feature: Highgate Condominiums

LIV North Aquatics is a leader in pool renovation and upgrades. With over 48 years of experience as a company, our team of 4 trained technicians have over 110 accumulated years of experience. LIV North Aquatics is part of LIV North Inc. Canada’s largest recreation and fitness facility supplier.

The Highgate condominiums at 1 Concord Place were constructed in 1984 with a total of 307 units and a state-of-the-art amenity offering that still ranks as a preferred address in the Don Mills area. 


When the board decided to renovate and upgrade their pool and spa area, they started by contracting Morrison Hershfield as their Engineers/Consultants to develop specs for the renewal of the pool. Then, SMID Construction Limited, a leader in Condominium Restoration was retained as the General Contractor to oversee the project. LIV North was contacted and Rick Bemister, Senior Technician for LIV North, prepared a plan to make repairs and upgrade to the pool. 

After investigation of the work, it was found that the existing columns were rotting at the base, the pool deck floor under tiles was not waterproofed, the whirlpool was in very poor shape and mould was discovered in some of the walls. This caused the Condo Board to hire a designer, Gillian Brand Lifestyle and renovate the whole pool area. Once again, LIV North Aquatics worked with the entire team to complete the tile work and retrofit the mechanical room, which included new filters, pumps, heaters along with plumbing repairs and upgrades to the lines and sensors.

LIV North Aquatics has a proven track record of completing renovation and repairs to leading facilities in the GTA. We have the resources and experience to determine what can be done to fit your budget, timeline and overall requirements.

If you are considering an upgrade to your pool or spa area, make sure you call the experts at LIV North and take advantage of our professional and systematic approach to repairs and renovations.

Connect with us today | aquatics@livnorth.com

The Buildings Show 2021 Kicks Off

A fantastic first day at The Buildings Show for our team alongside Myrtha Pools. Join our team tomorrow and Friday at booth 601 to learn more about Myrtha Technology, our full range of quality fitness equipment, fitness management and aquatics service, maintenance and repairs.

Don’t forget, Visitors to the LIV North / Myrtha Pools booth, #601, at The Buildings Show will be entered in a draw to win a trip to Italy to experience Myrtha technology. Learn more here.

Aquatic Sales & Account Manager Lisa LaBerge, CEO of Myrtha Pools Canada Dan Thompson, International Business Director, Myrtha Pools & Wellness | CEO, Aqua&More Matteo Bazzaro, VP of Operations for LIV North Brian Townsend

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Join Us at The Buildings Show 2021

Visitors to the LIV North / Myrtha Pools booth, #601, at The Buildings Show will be entered in a draw to win a trip to Italy to experience Myrtha technology.

Myrtha Pools is located in Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy, near Mantova. Solferino 27 – Castiglione delle Stiviere, MN Italy.

  Trip includes:

  • Return Airfare to Verona
  • Myrtha Pools Pick up at Airport
  • Transportation to Hotel in Desenzano   Myrtha dinner
  • Tour of Verona + Hosted dinner
  • Innovation Headquarters Tour
  • Tour of Local leisure/Wellness
  • Site Seeing Tour

To celebrate our new partnership Matteo Bazzaro, International Business Director, Myrtha Pools & Wellness | CEO, Aqua&More will join LIV North in our booth for in person meetings. To set up a specific time to meet and review your upcoming projects, contact Brian Townsend.

LIV North Appoints a Regional Manager of Recreation Services

LIV North is dedicated to offering the highest level of fitness management and programming, equipment solutions, exceptional customer support and reliable service. LIV North Aquatics, realizes the need to provide leadership and a strong focus on our staffing and recreation accounts to further enhance our programs and overall customer experience.

We are pleased to announce that Phil Knight has accepted the newly created position, Regional Manager, Staffing & Recreation for LIV North Aquatics.

Phil comes with a very strong background in our Fitness Management Division and brings a wealth of experience and innovation to drive our Amenity Management and summer staffing to an unprecedented level.

Phil’s work managing Aquatics & Recreation at a major community center in Toronto fostered a positive environment for members of the community, including its staff, by delivering excellent customer service and utilizing positive critical thinking. He planned and successfully ran a variety of events and programs for the community, to build rich and memorable experiences and attracted many newcomers to the facility.

Phil initially developed his skills in the hospitality industry, learning to achieve customer satisfaction by being personable and friendly. More recently, Phil successfully planned and executed the re-opening of the Fitness and Aquatics Centre twice (in 2020 and 2021) as Interim General Manager of Fitness, and with his team kept the community engaged while under the lock-down restrictions. 

LIV North is placing a high level of importance on the need to provide unmatched service to our staffing and seasonal customers and this appointment is a large step in meeting our objectives. 

Phil can be contacted at:

pknight@livnorth.com  | Direct Line: 905.415.4796

For more information, please contact:

Brian Townsend | Vice President, Operations – LIV North Inc.

btownsend@livnorth.com | Direct: 416-665-9280


Roadmap to Re-Open – Now In Stage 2


On June 30th Ontario moved into Step 2 of the Roadmap to Re-open. https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario

Step 2 is one step closer, or 21 days closer, to Step 3 when condos and apartments are allowed to open indoor pools and amenities!

Since the province is scheduled to remain at each step for at least 21 days this gives you enough time to prepare and book your inspection with your local health inspector.

Due to the length of time the indoor pools have been closed an opening form will need to be sent to your local health inspector. These forms should be sent in 14 days prior to your reopening date.

To assist you, we have added a list of local health department contact information in and around the GTA who will provide you the information and forms.

At the same time, you should be contacting our team to book an inspection and ensure your pool is ready to go. aquatics@livnorth.com or rmiddleton@livnorth.com

If you are wondering how to schedule your pools, contact us about Amenity Linc. Amenity Linc is a very efficient and easy to implement scheduling system designed specifically for multi-unit residential buildings by the largest Pool service company in North America. https://amenitylinc.com

Amenity Linc is an amazing system that can schedule multiple amenity spaces, cost effective, easily implemented with an app and takes little time to set up. For more information contact Lisa LaBerge llaberge@livnorth.com


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Toronto E-mail: publichealth@toronto.ca

Brampton | Mississauga
(905) 565-9602 or E-mail: environmental@peelregion.ca

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Uxbridge (905) 982-0840 | Ajax (905) 683-4660

(519) 836-7215 or E-mail: DHI.intake@wdgpublichealth.ca

(905) 825-8797

(519) 663-9276 or E-mail: health@mlhu.on.ca

(905) 546-2787 or E-mail: safewater@hamilton.ca

District Health Unit (705) 445-6490

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