Duncan Fremlin on Qualifying Buyers

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. If you’re are beginning to think about buying real estate, there’s a good chance  you’ll be searching for houses on the internet and driving by for sale signs.  It also follows that you’ll be calling a few Realtors to view houses and acquire information.  I look […]

Kitchens Top Dream List for Homeowners in 2015

Contributed by: Kathy Flaxman Call it fifty shades of pure — it’s as if some form of white magic has captured the imagination of homeowners in neighbourhoods like Cabbagetown. Home renovations are surging in popularity and at the top of the dream list is the kitchen, a room that will boast the latest cabinetry, countertops […]

A Regent Park Thanksgiving

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Celebrating Gardens and Building Community Regent Park gardeners know what they’re thankful for this season. With Thanksgiving around the corner, residents came together on October 1st to share their final harvest of the year at the Regent Park Community Garden Harvest Celebration. Many of the plots boast “fresh organic tomatoes, beans, peppers, and a variety […]

Wonder and Magic on a Winter Night

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Contributed by Jenny Salisbury   Theatre Columbus is back at Evergreen Brick Works with The Dog and the Angel by Martha Ross. Winter Theatre defies logic. Preformed outdoors at the coldest and busiest time of year, this maddening season becomes wondrous — especially when doing something unexpected, like following a troupe of actors and musicians […]

Stressful Eating in the Twenty First Century

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin Broker RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. Douglas Coupland, Canada’s renaissance man, wrote recently that he misses his ‘pre-internet brain’. He goes on to reflect that in fact, “he can’t remember his pre-internet brain”.   It made me think how much I miss my pre-food-awareness brain, when I simply ate whatever I wanted […]

A new store on Parliament

Contributed by Brittany Lodgson Little House in the City is a new store on Parliament Street. We are Toronto’s first urban homesteading and sustainable living store. Whether making soap or sauerkraut, we provide the supplies and support for creative adventures in living fully at home while treading lightly on the earth. Little House celebrates local […]

A strong sense of togetherness

Contributed by Daniel Bloch Cabbagetown pride is more evident today than it has ever been. There is a strong sense of togetherness throughout the neighbourhood associations, the annual festivals, and the level of care in home ownership on the storybook streets that border Parliament. Visitors to the area are welcomed by beautifully landscaped gardens, smiling […]

It’s Lemon Lily Tea.

Contributed by K. McLaughlin Something good is happening in Cabbagetown South.  It’s bigger than the cozy retail space, more exciting than the tea café tucked behind it and just as comforting as their commitment to being natural and certified organic: It’s Lemon Lily Tea. 410 Dundas St. E. (a historic building at the corner of […]

The cost of breaking your mortgage

Contributed by Marshall Tully Most homeowners should expect to pay a penalty if they want to break their mortgage to get a better rate, sell their home, pay down the mortgage principal more than your prepayment allows or for a complete refinance.  Homeowners in 5 year fixed mortgages often look to break their mortgage during […]

A Kitchen Meant to Blend In

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxmann Cabbagetowners love to cook, some going so far as to make their own baguettes, but often the historic Victorian homes of the area were originally built with tiny, cramped kitchens. As the homes are renovated, the question can arise – how can one honour and respect the home’s historic nature while […]