METAPHORICALLY TRANSFORMED

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Contributed by Erdine (Dee) Hope, Toronto Writers Collective – My name is Dee Hope. That is what I am called here in the downtown core, where I grew up and worked for the past fifty years but is now a gentrified community. Currently I am a caseworker for a mental health and addiction support agency, […]

COVID-19: Elder Care Concerns During The Pandemic

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury Lawyer. As we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the key messages has been that the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are at the most risk. Our seniors in Ontario nursing homes and extended care facilities have been ravaged by this virus.  With a primary […]

The end of cash?

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Contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge. When was the last time you paid with money? Was it before the pandemic? Then you are not alone. It’s no surprise that societal changes caused by Covid-19 will long outlast the coronavirus. Months of lockdown measures have accelerated trends that might have otherwise taken years to […]

Warm Weather Brings Hope

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman —  When warm weather comes to Toronto, it comes with a bang. All at once we have fragrant flowering shrubs like lilacs, full leafy trees and flowers in masses. And our homes always want to put on their brightest faces too!  Could this be the time for a colour shake up? […]

In the light of Coronavirus and Real Estate

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. — In the light of the Coronavirus, the health and wellbeing of our clients, our Realtors and our communities is our priority. We’ve reduced all face-to-face business, including public office hours and in-person showings and we’ve stopped open houses. The government has mandated real […]

Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit Insurance Claim Denied?

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Contributed by Tony Lafazanis. Disability insurance is meant to provide peace of mind. Any disability – physical and/or psychological – that restricts you from performing the essential tasks of your employment may entitle you to disability benefits. There may be disagreement with the insurance company on your ability to return to work or the extent […]

Podcasting- Part 2

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Contributed by Duncan Fremlin, Broker. In the last issue of PSN, I wrote about podcasting and the impact it is having on terrestrial radio.   I read recently that some of you haven’t explored this world yet.  What are you waiting for?   Parliament Street News is a special publication.  It enables each of us to […]

Home Buying Tips

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage.  Valentine’s Day is the yearly tradition of showing love to those you care for.  In terms of real estate, this could mean that the home you live in or the one that you’ll live in next can be part of your love story.  […]