Toronto Life House of the Week: $6.3 million for a red-brick Georgian mansion in Casa Loma

This one has both a wine cellar and a soda fountain. ADDRESS: 60 Dunvegan Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma PRICE: $6,295,000 THE PLACE: A red-brick Georgian mansion grand enough to stand out in a neighbourhood full of Georgian mansions. BRAGGING RIGHTS: There’s a soda fountain and an ice cream bar in the games room, meaning you […]

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‘Turned a lemon into lemonade’: Condo tower to be built on dormant city-owned property

The City of Toronto is getting into the condo business, so to speak, as an investor in a proposed 75-storey tower on a triangular parcel of land just steps from Lake Ontario. The “partnership” between construction giant Tridel and Build Toronto, the arm’s-length real estate corporation wholly owned by the city, is the first of […]

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Information Booth: The case of the crawling TTC subway trains

Ever wondered why the subway slows down between Summerhill and St. Clair station? The National Post has the answer: They call it the “Summerhill Slowdown.” The Toronto subway will be humming southbound along the Yonge Line when suddenly, right around St. Clair station, the entire train will slow to a maddening 15 kilometres an hour […]

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House of the Week: $2.8 million for a country home built by one of Canada’s most celebrated architects

Toronto Life’s Home of the Week. This one’s in Caledon, but noted because it was designed by Ron Thom, who designed Massey College and the Shaw Festival Theatre. ADDRESS: 16854 McLaren Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Caledon PRICE: $2.8 million THE PLACE: Just your average 1970s, cedar-clad bungalow—if an average bungalow is designed by an architectural legend and […]

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House of the Week: $3 million for a regal Rosedale mansion on one of Toronto’s most distinguished blocks

Toronto Life’s House of the Week: a $3 Million Rosedale mansion. Built in 1926, it has 6 bedrooms and five bathrooms. ADDRESS: 11 Drumsnab Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale-Moore Park PRICE: $2,995,000 THE PLACE: A three-storey 1926 Dutch Tudor in ritzy Rosedale. BRAGGING RIGHTS: Exclusivity. The semi-private road with cobblestone edges and coach lamps is the closest […]

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Grace Kelly at TIFF and more: November eNewsletter

Welcome to the November 2011 issue of my eNewsletter! The TIFF Lightbox is hosting a tribute to Grace Kelly and her classic style, which runs until January 22nd. I’ve also got the latest mortgage rates, where to find the best manicure in Toronto and two great listings, one of which is an investment property in the Annex. Click here […]

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Change is Good In The Canadian Mortgage Industry

PropertyWire.ca recently published an interesting article about continuing education for mortgage brokers and agents, including the Financial Services mandatory re-licensing Education for Ontario Mortgage Brokers and Agents. Read below! As it is in industries that are subject to rules and legislative bodies, once in awhile there are sweeping changes that are introduced, with an eye […]

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Heritage Church At 129 St. Clair West To Be Revamped

  Urbantoronto.ca is a great resource for information on new developments and ‘Then and Now photos of Toronto. Built in 1913, Deer Park United Church, located at 129 St. Clair West will soon be seeing a new addition to its existing historic structure. Whitecastle Investments has bought the site for a reported $4 million with plans […]

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