Pay with Cash…make someone’s day

The small independently owned neighbourhood restaurant, or any small business in our community, could use your help. The lady who serves you coffee each morning at your local Tim Horton franchise? She too needs your help. It wouldn’t take much of an effort to make them smile. When you buy a lunchtime sandwich at the […]

Five Great Home-Related Ways to Welcome a New Season!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting Limited.   Number one: Walk the neighbourhood! This is the perfect time to explore Cabbagetown architecture. See historic homes, stunning new builds and plenty of inviting residences. “Cabbagetowners take great pride in their homes,” notes Joe Rozman of Weenen General Contracting Limited. “The architecture is amazing and […]

Let the sunshine in!

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker , Manager HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage   During the summer season our Realtors stay active by helping and keeping people informed. We love providing expert real estate services and would love to hear from you. Considering the impact it has on buyers, why not make your home summer ready indoors […]

It takes a village – to feed a village

Contributed by Gerald Michaud – Broker/ Manager HomeLife/ Realty One For several years now, Homelife Realty One has been volunteering in support of Nelson Mandela Park PS’ Breakfast Club Program. Our office has provided countless volunteer hours thanks to the passion and leadership shown by our very own star volunteers: Jason McGregor and Thadd Nettleton. […]

STEAKS & CHOPS & ON-LINE ORDERING- OH MY!

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Contributed by the Pstreetnews team. Our neighbourhood butcher- St. James Steak and Chops, is prepping to make your dinner plans an ease. Need provisions for dinner tonight, or all the ingredients for your famous charcuterie board, but don’t have time to shop?  Or do just need great organic groceries delivered straight to your home?  Go […]

WHEN FIRING, BE KIND OR BEWARE

Contributed by Albert S. Frank – Lawyer. An employer can terminate an employee at any time. But if there was no “just cause” for termination then the employer owes money compensation to the employee. That compensation is called “damages.”   The damages are mainly to cover lost earnings during the time it would likely take […]

PHINALLY – PHO PAS!

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Contibuted by Andre Bermon. As the name suggests, Pho Pas is clever play-on-words to describe this French – Vietnamese cross-culture eatery that uniquely blends the exotic tastes of South East Asia and the tried and true cuisine viva la France. No faux pas here!   Nestled in the heart of Cabbagetown at 480 Parliament Street, […]

At Christmas, a Grown-up wish list

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. When bells are jingling, and Bing is singing, it’s well established that little children start dreaming of wonders that might turn up under the tree.   Grownups have wish lists too, and homeowners sometimes have long ones, which may be very specific right down to the colour of paint they’d like.  […]

Cabbagetown BIA Awards – And the winner is….

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Best Coffee or Snack Shop: Staij & Co., 552 Parliament Street. 416-792-2505  http://staijandco.com Cabbagetown has voted…Awards were given out at this years Cabbagetown BIA Annual General Meeting to some notable local businesses. Traditionally referred to as the Chairman’s Awards, the Cabbagetown BIA opted for the second year in a row to have the public vote […]

WHEN A REAL ESTATE DEAL DIES – WHO GETS THE DEPOSIT?

Contributed by Albert S. Frank Especially when real estate values sag, some buyers will refuse to go ahead with an agreed purchase. Can the buyer refuse, and get the deposit back? If the buyer has a solid legal basis for refusing, the buyer should get the deposit back. If not, the seller generally should get […]