I would go (or at least try with their 30 days in-home trial) for Emotiva UPA-700 and an UMC-1 Pre-Pro al for about 1200-1300 shipped to Canada. Free shipping if you're in the US.
Add 2 more speakers and you'll have an awesome 7.1 system.
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M80 v3, 2 x Emotiva UPA-1 Monoblocks, XPA-5, UMC-1 PrePro
Pro-Ject RPM Genie, Carver C2 Phono Preamp