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real estate agent: New Townhomes in Toronto - 12/03/11 10:30 AM
If you are in the market for a new townhome you should consider these luxurious townhomes on Dupont. These homes are a really good value for your money. First of all they are freehold so no pesky maintenance fees. (except laneway snow removal)
This is a small development of only 7 luxury townhomes in Toronto combining a historic Georgian exterior architecture with contemporary interior design. Open concept floor plan that is perfect for entertaining and a contemporary lifestyle. Finishes inside consist of hardwood flooring in walnut finish, oversized baseboards and trim. The kitchen overlooks the living and dining room. The kitchen is outfitted premium with Stainless (8 comments)
There is another alternative to condo living in the sky. Take a look at condo town homes in Toronto's King West Village. There is a newer development just around the corner at Bathurst and King St. West and it is part of the Summit Development. Some of these towns are tucked away just south of King St in a little courtyard you would never know they are there. The townhome owners have full access to the facilities in the condos for 701, 705 and 725 King St. West. There is a nice (3 comments)
real estate agent: Brand new townhomes in Leslieville - 07/26/11 03:50 PM
Just east of Queen and Leslie there is a beehive of activity on a former service repair lot. There is going to be new townhomes built here in the near future, this is a small infill project. I have sold units from this builder in the past. They are very responsive to their customers and the quality of their homes can't be beat. The homes are all finished with hardwood floors, granite countertops and fantastic modern kitchens. These are bright and very desirable homes to live in. Leslieville has become the place to be with lots of restaurants and shops for you (1 comments)
May 2011 sales and price is the second highest in record compared to the peak of 2007, this is all due to relatively low inventory as new listings are down by 15% when compared with last year. The average days on market is now only 23 days. Home sales are up 6% and prices are up 9%, the average price for a home in Toronto is now $485,520. With healthy sales and (2 comments)
real estate agent: 6th Annual Toronto Festival of Clowns. - 06/01/11 03:37 PM
Here is something that will surely have you up in stitches....right here in the heart of Parkdale, Toronto. Its the 6th Annual Toronto Festival of Clowns, who knew there was such a thing. Toronto Festival of Clowns Presented by Toronto Clown. Starts: June 2, 2011. Ends: June 5, 2011. Time: 06:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Price range: $10 - $19. Canada's Most Red-Nosed Theatre Festival. A clown apocalypse in coming! For four days only, some of the world's top clowns, bouffons and physical theatre performers will be unleashed in Toronto for the sixth annual Toronto Festival of Clowns. Promising some of (2 comments)
real estate agent: King St. West Street car track replacement (Parkdale) - 05/01/11 10:02 PM
We are finally getting warmer weather and with that comes summer construction work. For us folks that live in the west end of Toronto, the King St. West streetcar tracks are being replaced. The track work will impact King St. West from Close Avenue all the way to where King St. meets Queen St. West. The work will begin in May, 2011 and will wrap-up in early Sept. 2011.
If you are a homeowner along King St. West you should label your garbage and recycling bins, easier to identify and save yourself some headaches too. (2 comments)
real estate agent: Pick me ups - 02/25/11 12:20 PM
I woke up to another snowy day here, its very pretty but I've had enough and ready for some sunshine and warm weather. I found a few pictures from my garden and I would to share with you if you need a little warm up too.
Hope you liked them.
real estate agent: Drinking Beer on the Move - 02/24/11 10:33 AM
Could this be the end of the beer tents and gardens at festivals in Ontario. The Ontario government will be hosting public discussions on removing barriers in public places when consuming beer. Street festival like The Taste of Danforth, will be impacted too, you could sip your beer down the Danforth as you take in the street atmosphere and food. This will have a direct hit on restaurants and bars, some people will more than likely bring their own alcoholic beverages. This takes me to another festival, Caribana. I've heard this organization raise much needed funds through sponsorships via beer tents (3 comments)
From the folks at Economist Intelligence Unit, they have voted that Toronto has ranked number 4 in the most of the Liveability Cities. We are just 0.8 away from the leading contender Vancouver in the number 1 spot that scored 98 out of a 100.
The study was based on 30 factors such as health care, culture, environment, education and personal safety to rank the cities. The worst cities in the world was Zimbabwe with a score of 140 due mostly to crime and stability issues. In the middle ground cities like New York City 53rd at (1 comments)
real estate agent: 6 more weeks to Spring - 02/02/11 11:05 AM
Have you heard? Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow today so now we know spring is around corner. Yippeee!!!! This is great news as the City of Toronto and South Western Ontario is shut down with the snow storm. I think we are getting off lucky as 15-20cm of snow is not nearly as crazy as the folks down south are facing- Chicago is expecting to get a whopping 60cm of snowfall. Parents and kids are enjoying a surprise snow day off today. Have fun in the snow and if you have to drive in it, then take it easy. (8 comments)
real estate agent: A place for someone in dire need-Parkdale - 11/19/10 12:26 PM
I have seen such dire need in Parkdale amid all the buzz of an up and coming hip neighborhood, newly renovated Edwardian mansions amongst fancy restaurants. At the top of Queen St. West and Dowling Ave., there are a group of people that run a local drop in community centre for residents in the area, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre. Most of these people are survivors of the psychiatric system. They live in numerous rooming and boarding houses Parkdale was known for, these folks have little support systems, low income and few family ties, usually with no place to be during the (0 comments)
real estate agent: Executive Rental, Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario - 10/30/10 03:20 PM
Here is a fantastic brand new townhome that is available for rent. It is located in trendy Leslieville, Queen St. east is a wonderful walking street with lots of charming shops and restaurants. This is a brand new townhome and has never been lived-in, a small development of 6 homes tucked away on a laneway. This is a modern, wired with internet access for the professional, 3 bedroom with a masterloft, with walk-in closet and private ensuite. Large bright modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and breakfast bar overlooking the deck in an open concept living plan. Gas fireplace (3 comments)
real estate agent: Word on the Street Festival in Toronto - 09/25/10 09:23 AM
This is turning out to be a beautiful weekend here in Toronto, looks like a nice sunny day too. There lots of events this weekend, such a Culture Days and Word on The Street. On Sunday is the 21st Annual Word on the Street Festival is perfect way to while away an afternoon for all you book lovers out there. Listen to authors read from their books, participate in family area, shop in marketplace or just relax and flip through your favourite magazines.
When: Sunday Sept, 26th, Where: Queen Park Circle Time: 11-6:00pm Check out this link for more info- (2 comments)
real estate agent: Update on Dufferin St. Jog in Parkdale - 09/21/10 10:38 PM
I was walking along Queen St. West today on my way to the art store Loomis and Toles and noticed that the Dufferin underpass is looking close to completion. I must say the connection to Dufferin St. is looking good, you can actually see the how the traffic will through also the supports have been taken down. I can hardly wait to see traffic moving through under the bridge via the new connection of Dufferin St. There is also a small town square, its going to be a parkette on Queen St. West. We can definitely use more green outdoor space (0 comments)
real estate agent: Ali's Roti Shop in Parkdale - 09/18/10 11:49 PM
I live in such a diverse city, Toronto. I'm particularly fond of Parkdale, this neighborhood is on the cusp of gentrification. There are so many new restaurants on Queen St. West. and coffee shops too, in between there are a few galleries popping up. I get excited when I see galleries as I know the artists are here in the neighborhood, when the artists are here, the cool factor seems to follow. In Parkdale, there are a few shops that have been here for a long time and are the staples of our hood. In this case, I'm talking about Ali's (5 comments)
real estate agent: New DNA 3 Lofts on King St. West - 09/15/10 07:13 PM
There is a brand new development coming to King West Village, the DNA lofts will be at the old car dealership lot on the north side of the street. This will be the 3rd building by this developer, Canderel Stonebridge Equity Group. For DNA 1 and 2 lofts that was built a few years ago, these buildings are now solid investments for the original buyers and these are really desirable units on the resale market.
Liberty Village is just a stones throw away, with Metro grocery store opening 24 hours a day, convenient location to banking, liquor store and other (3 comments)
real estate agent: Welcome Hollywood to Toronto, Canada - 09/09/10 01:49 PM
Its celebration time in Toronto as Hollywood comes north to our fair city! You see the Toronto Film Festival will be kicking off in a few days, it runs from Sept. 9-19th, 2010. The city is already a buzz with media from around the world as we set the stage for 35th Annual Toronto Film Festival. What make this event even more special is the grand opening of The Bell Lightbox, its the home of the festival. Over the years I have watched the transformation of a gas station slowly turn into this modern forward thinking building on King St. near John St. To (2 comments)
real estate agent: Whats closed in Downtown Toronto for Labour Day - 09/05/10 11:46 PM
Tomorrow is Labour Day! Enjoy your day of rest and spend some quality time with your family as we wrap a fantastic summer and get set for our usual routines. Getting the kids back to school and refocus on our jobs and other commitments. For me Labour Day Weekend is a kick off to a new beginning, as the weather changes and falls comes along again and before you know it, it will be winter again...ah enough of that. Here's quick list of whats open or closed on Labour Day, also some fun activities; Check out the Airshow at the CNE should (1 comments)
real estate agent: Toronto Real Estate Market shifts to favour Buyers - 09/04/10 10:54 PM
Our cooling market is now a boon for home buyers. If you are looking to make a move now is your chance as the Sellers Market is now being shifted over to a Buyers Market. Homes are now sitting in the market for a longer period and the average days on the market is now 36, compared to last year of 30 days. Listings are up by 20% when compared to this time last year. With this slowdown in sales volume it has not affected the price of homes. Its true we are not seeing double-digit price increases, however the average home price have increased by (2 comments)
real estate agent: For cat lovers - 09/02/10 06:44 PM
I want you meet my cat Jameson, he is the most talkative little cat I know. His voice is not your typical meow. Its hard to explain. We found him in the neighbourhood a few years ago, in the dead of winter wandering around and in distress. We named him Jameson, the name of a street in Parkdale. He is the most lovable black cat. He is a cat that has his rituals and he follows them everyday, is it instincts? Every day when Jim comes home from work he is around and waiting for him, just hanging around. He knows (5 comments)
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