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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“40 Years in Cabbagetown”

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By Kimberley Ezeard. When people ask me where I live in Toronto, I describe it as a village in the heart of downtown. I live in Cabbagetown. I moved into this neighbourhood in 1979 fresh out of high school to start post-secondary school. My Dad was mortified that I had moved into what he considered […]

Short Term Rentals – Secret Contributor to the Local Economy

Contributed by Victoria Hadden. For many obvious reasons to those of us who live here, Cabbagetown is one of the most popular destinations in Toronto for those seeking alternatives to hotels. Cabbagetowners are renting out rooms, apartments and entire units in record numbers, facilitated by two of the most popular online platforms, Airbnb and VRBO. […]

Heritage Designation in Cabbagetown South?

The city of Toronto has opened a community consultation on whether the area south of Carlton and east of Parliament should be added to the existing Cabbagetown heritage conservation district. HCD designation sets guidelines for renovation of facades of homes and puts restrictions on demolition designed to maintain the character of the community in the […]

David Crombie, Vertical Cities and AM Radio

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Contributed Duncan Fremlin, Broker RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. Last winter our former mayor, the tiny and perfect David Crombie, gave a series of lectures on the history of Toronto. Each was a sell-out, no easy feat at the very large Bloor Street Hot Doc’sTheatre. During an intermission, I purchased a 2010 publication titled Stroll, Psychogeographic […]

Construction, Construction Everywhere!

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Contributed by Kimberley Ezeard Cabbagetown was not exempt from what seemed like the never ending winter, and now we enter the season of never ending construction and traffic detour… “Why”, you ask? This reflects the trend to renovate or rebuild and stay in our existing homes, as opposed to facing the stress of shopping for […]

Parliament Street News in 2018

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Written by Duncan Fremlin, Broker. In 2011, I was invited to join the first Cabbagetown chapter of Business Networking International.  I didn’t know it at the time but this weekly breakfast with 20 successful neighbourhood entrepreneurs would forge friendships and business relationships that continue to enrich me today.   One such friendship is with local […]