Preserving your estate for your heirs

Contributed by Edvard Ryder. Are you planning to leave a financial legacy to your children or grandchildren? If so, you’ll want to ensure the assets you’ve worked hard to build go to those you intended and don’t get eaten up by taxes. According to tax laws, when you die, your property is deemed to have […]

HIRE-A-THON Returns

Contributed by Lisa Trudel, Career Specialist, The Centre for Education & Training   Are you a job seeker looking for support  for your job search?  Or are you an employer with immediate vacancies to fill with pre-screened applicants?   If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you might want to consider taking part […]

TRANSFORMATIONAL results

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxmann Cabbagetowners are passionate about their neighbourhood and their homes. With many fine examples of Victorian architecture, including mansions, all a stone’s throw from parks and the downtown attractions of Toronto, the area is unique. When a home is renovated to the owners’ precise requirements, the attachment can be very strong.  One […]

THE Winter Edition

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Contributed by Peter Lovering, Publisher Traditionally this is the real Estate edition of the Parliament Street News and as always the anything edition. Meaning that anything anybody wants to write is welcome. We love getting articles from everybody. Truth be told I don’t write the articles you do. I layout the paper, I go out […]

Paying down my mortgage or saving for retirement

Contributed by Edvard Ryder, Sun Life Financial   Canadians are split when it comes to paying down the mortgage or saving for retirement.  Many want to pay down their mortgage as quickly as possible now, so that they can use their home equity to help pay for their retirement.  That might not be the best […]

If you Loved Lam You’ll Adore NANO

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Nano Khoury is the new owner of Cabbagetown’s very own Hair Spa. She is a Senior Stylist and Master Color Technician who has worked in the industry for over 15 years. Nano has worked on fashion shows, national editorial campaigns and photos shoots.  She is especially passionate about bridal hair – and specializes in beautiful […]

A Look at Timely Financial Issues

Contributed by Edvard Ryder. Do you have fond memories of family summer vacations at the cottage spent swimming in the lake, building sand castles on the beach, or fishing on the dock? Do you envision your children and grand-children making similar memories there for years to come, even after you’re gone? If your wish is […]

Kitchen a Beautiful Blend of Warmth and Precision

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman: A beautiful kitchen is the centerpiece of a beautiful home and while clinical precision can be useful in food preparation, the element of warmth in materials and design can enhance the space beyond the scientific measuring in say, baking. The personal, the love of cooking shines in a great kitchen: think […]

Sandwich Anyone?

Contributed by Patty Junior Patty Junior and her staff at The Epicure Shop are excited to once again participate in the annual Cabbagetown Festival.  For 35 years, this family-operated business has been a festival staple and famously known for cooking over their charcoal barbecue. Serving up peameal bacon, Italian sausage and Joe’s famous steak sandwich, […]