Blending the Seasons Indoors and Outdoors

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman, Photo courtesy of Weenen General Contracting. It’s Spring! Time to peel off our down jackets and enjoy the outdoors – right at home.  We may live in an unpredictable climate but there are ways we can expand our activities, blending outdoors with indoors and maximizing our pleasure.     Stepping through […]

KNOW THAT HOUSE

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Contributed by  Maryam Hatam — Hugh Neilson House: This yellow brick house (295 Carlton St.), with a beautiful wooden door was built in the Gothic Revival style in 1878 for Hugh Neilson, a Scottish immigrant. Neilson was one of the founders of the Toronto Telephone Despatch Company, which was founded in 1878. This house was […]

KNOW THAT HOUSE

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Contributed by Maryam Hatam @historicbuildingstoronto – William Lumbers House: This Second Empire style house (288 Carlton Street) was completed in 1881 for William Lumbers.  Mr. Lumbers had a military career before becoming a dairy farmer in 1842.  His dairy business was a success and supplied nearly all of Toronto with dairy products.  In 1881, Mr. […]

Your Home Office!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Working at home can be bliss: the freedom and flexibility to get the job done on your own terms at your own speed, without commuting and with access to a full kitchen!   Companies, from government to banks are embracing the trend as are consumers. According to Owen Robinson of Weenen […]

Considering an Open House?

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. As of August 12, for all regions in Ontario, the Province has lifted the prohibition of in-person open houses.  However, the seller may still decline to have an open house.  A live Virtual Open House may be an option.   It’s important to discuss […]

Summer in Cabbagetown

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. I love Cabbagetown in the summer. It’s a beautiful and family friendly neighbourhood with delightful surprises at every turn.  I love that in five minutes flat I can be transported to the bucolic settings of Riverdale Farm.  But, most of all, I love […]