Years of heritage efforts under threat of appeal

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Contributed by Andre Bermon – The long-awaited conclusion to the appeal of the St. Lawrence Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan is set to unfold November 12, 2019, at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). This event marks a possible turning point for the future of heritage protection in Toronto’s oldest district.   The HCD Plan […]

Countdown to the cold

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Contributed by kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting Limited – Nippy, chilly days are soft-pedaled as sweater weather. Something warm but still great looking – that’s fall fashion! You can’t put a sweater on your home, but you can do things to make cold weather better inside and outside! Look out the window – there […]

Toronto Heritage Survey

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Contributed by Andre Bermon.  In mid-July, City Council took momentous step towards improving ways to identify heritage resources in Toronto. Known as the City-wide Heritage Survey Feasibility Study, this decision will launch a multi-year work plan to standardize the City’s response to heritage evaluation and protection.   According to the study summary, a Toronto Heritage […]

Podcasts… Honest and Balanced or Agenda Driven; what’s your take?

Contributed By Duncan Fremlin, Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.  In this crazy and often outrageous world, we find ourselves turning to new and different sources for our entertainment and news.  Parliament Street News is one example where the content is honest and balanced, a refreshing change from the slanted and agenda driven mainstream media.  If […]

Five Great Home-Related Ways to Welcome a New Season!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman for Weenen General Contracting Limited.   Number one: Walk the neighbourhood! This is the perfect time to explore Cabbagetown architecture. See historic homes, stunning new builds and plenty of inviting residences. “Cabbagetowners take great pride in their homes,” notes Joe Rozman of Weenen General Contracting Limited. “The architecture is amazing and […]

Thank you Cabbagetown!

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Contributed by Daniel Bloch & Liora Tal-BlochSales Representatives, BLOCH Real Estate Team Our Annual Front Door Pickup Clothing Drive was a huge success!   With the continued support and generosity of our Cabbagetown community, on May 11th we collected over 150 bags of gently used clothing and home goods that were delivered to Oasis Addiction […]

Let the sunshine in!

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker , Manager HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage   During the summer season our Realtors stay active by helping and keeping people informed. We love providing expert real estate services and would love to hear from you. Considering the impact it has on buyers, why not make your home summer ready indoors […]

Thank you for saving Cabbagetown Mr. Sewell

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Contributed by Duncan Fremlin. In 1946, the citizens of Toronto must have been in a good mood. They had sugar and coffee and tea and gas for their cars and all the good stuff that was in short supply during the war. I can’t imagine what was going on at City Hall at that time, […]

It takes a village – to feed a village

Contributed by Gerald Michaud – Broker/ Manager HomeLife/ Realty One For several years now, Homelife Realty One has been volunteering in support of Nelson Mandela Park PS’ Breakfast Club Program. Our office has provided countless volunteer hours thanks to the passion and leadership shown by our very own star volunteers: Jason McGregor and Thadd Nettleton. […]