Etobicoke-born Tim Warmels is a man with a very unique and interesting story to tell. TV viewers will remember Warmels as the handsome and multi-talented Bachelor looking for love on the second season of “The Bachelor Canada.”
Warmels explains his career choice: “I fell into business because it came easily to me in school. It wasn’t until after studying Business at Western University, that I realized it could provide me with the flexible life I’ve come to love.”
Warmels grew up working on farms and ranches. Growing up, he dreamt of being a “farmer or rancher”. He is comfortable both getting his hands dirty working in the fields or wearing a custom-made suit as an investment banker or running his own contracting business.
And what’s the best advice he ever received? “My mother told me many years ago that success had little to do with smarts or talent and that it was just the people that try hard. That’s really all that mattered. So whether it’s doing well at my job or just trying to be a better person, I try really hard.”
Later this year, Warmels’ will sail a 65-footer from the Dominican Republic to New York City (1700 nautical miles). “I can pack up projects within days and be out of country on an adventure.” His ultimate goal is “to get good enough that I’d be comfortable sailing cross Pacific and cross Atlantic.”
Warmels’ cherishes the moments he is approached by his fans. “There has been a few times where fans say that my life has been inspiring. That makes it worth it.”
Warmels invited Celebrity Spaces into his home.
Q: How would you describe your home in two words?
A: Man Cave. When I purchased this ugly, old piece of crap, my original plan was to rebuild.
Q: Tell us about your home?
A: My three-storey home is located in Old Little Italy. It’s the first home I’ve bought in Toronto and I’ve been here for four years. Purchasing this home was my first major investment.
Q: What attracted you to this space?
A: I can watch the sunset unimpeded every night.
Q: Who shares this home?
A: My plants, haha.
Q: How much time do you spend at home?
A: I’m usually in Canada nine months of the year and travelling the rest.
Q: What is your favourite room and why?
A: My living room, I love my couch.
Q: How would you describe your decorating style?
A: Warmly Modern. Travelling and seeing cool things such as coffee shops and old restaurants inspire my decorating ideas. I love white and greys with a small amount of contrasting black. My goal is to make spaces feel big and homey.
Q: What is your fondest memory in this home?
A: Building every inch of it myself. I worked on it; on and off for two years. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my family and friends. I define the experience as the learning curve of all learning curves. I learned that no matter how difficult the situation, everything is able to be figured out with a little (or a lot) of effort. You can’t stress in the moment, that’s useless. You just have to find a solution and there is always a solution.
Q: What’s the one item in this house you can’t live without?
A: Again… plants, haha.
Q: Weekends at home, what are we most likely to find you doing?
A: Drinking coffee. Watching News programs.
Q: If your walls could talk, what would they say?
A: “Who let this five- year-old own a house?”
Author: Marcy Cornblum