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 […]

Message From Duncan Fremlin

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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 […]