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 […]

And yet another article about staging houses

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By Duncan Fremlin, Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. In 1987 when I was first licensed to sell real estate, the idea of staging a property consisted of clearing away the shoes in the hallway so the buyers wouldn’t trip over them. I exaggerate of course but it was a simpler time. Once the market discovered […]

It’s Fall – Time to start cooking!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Kitchens are the nerve centre of every home and as the weather cools, that’s when they really heat up.  We’re entertaining indoors and we’re cooking and baking up a storm. Plus, the holidays are coming! Slicing and dicing are done in all kitchens; same for cooking and keeping everything cool, but […]

Restoration and living in Cabbagetown

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager If you’ve lived or wanted to live in Cabbagetown for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve had a thought about restoring your home.   Most homeowners who plan to restore their home are looking to bring back the architectural glory of days gone by and […]

St. Jamestown Steak & Chops since 1971

As most of you know Steak & Chops is known for, well… “Steaks & Chops”, but did you also know that you can pick up fresh fish – Irish Organic salmon, Ontario farmed trout, even oysters pre-ordered.   They do in house smoking of both trout and salmon.  You can order your holiday turkey, ham or […]

I can rely on these special streets

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Written by Duncan Fremlin, Broker , RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. dfremlin@remax.net www.morethanahome.ca As a downtown Toronto Realtor, I spend a lot of time driving the streets of the city, much of it in the high density areas between the Don Valley in the east and High Park in the west. As I’ve written on these […]