Contributed by PStreet News – The general rule of thumb; development starts high and then gets higher. Then a squabble with city planners, the community, and the OLT to settle on some building far greater than what has initially been zoned. This is usually the game, but it does not seem to be the game played […]
Blending the Seasons Indoors and Outdoors
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 […]
The Winchester Hotel – Brick By Brick, sparing no expense.
The Family behind the Stunning and expensive renovation of the Winchester Hotel deserve all of the credit. Brick By Brick, sparing no expense. A little while ago, the Globe and Mail ran a great article about the Winchester hotel. The author went into great detail describing the artisans and trades that went to so much […]
Cabbagetown Homes Getting Ready for the Holiday Season
Contributed by Kathy Flaxman — In the winter, dusted with snow, Cabbagetown can look like a greeting card: a neighbourhood walk is a study of Victorian architecture juxtaposed with lofts in converted factories. The setting may look tranquil, but inside, saws may be buzzing, hammers tapping away with the smell of fresh paint as a […]
Kitchens: A Room to be Thankful for in Fall!
Contributed by Kthy Flaxman – Happy moments, excitement, boredom and just plain hunger – all lead us to the kitchen! So many reasons to be there and such a welcoming place. Fall is traditionally the time when we get back to cooking and the kitchen is ideal for learning and experimenting as we spend more […]
KNOW THAT HOUSE
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!
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?
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
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 […]
Message From Duncan Fremlin
Friends: Despite the fact that the Provincial Government deemed real estate an essential service, for the vast majority of us, trading in real estate is not on our “essential” list anytime soon. However, there are some who do not have a choice. There are families that either have to buy (perhaps their house is sold […]
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