House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul

Toronto Life’s House of the Week: $2.3M for a semi on Brunswick, north of Bloor. The interior is a little cold, but could easily be warmed up. ADDRESS: 405 Brunswick Avenue NEIGHBOURHOOD: Annex PRICE: $2,295,000 THE PLACE: Set away from the Annex’s beer-soaked frat abodes, this five-bedroom semi-detached is a quiet retreat in the downtown […]

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Toronto Life House of the Week: $1.7 million for Toronto’s first luxury prefab home (designed by Ray Kappe, no less)

Who says a prefabricated house can’t be aesthetic? Toronto Life’s Home of the Week is a prefab home designed by Ray Kappe with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a decidedly modern style. ADDRESS: 20A Senlac Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lansing-Westgate PRICE: $1,689,000 THE PLACE: Toronto’s first upscale prefabricated home (though the concept has been popular elsewhere for […]

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Valerie’s Story

I initially was not looking for a place to buy at all! I had recently sold my house and was actually thinking of renting for a year or so before committing to buying another property. I had in mind that my next property would ideally be a hard loft (i.e., a conversion rather than a […]

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High-living hedonism: Seven of the most awe-inspiring appliances

From today’s Post: Seven awe-inspiring home decor items, including this Porsche designed kitchen: Poggenpohl Porsche Design kitchen cabinetry The legendary Ritz Hotel on the Place Vendôme in Paris is offering its well-travelled guests further extravagance with Porsche Design kitchens from Poggenpohl, so why can’t a cuisine bon vivant enjoy the same luxury at home? With […]

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House of the Week: $1.6 million for a Scarborough home with hints of Frank Lloyd Wright

Here’s Toronto Life’s House of the week, 4100 square feet with a heated pool and much more. The price reflects the location… ADDRESS: 9 Annis Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Guildwood PRICE: $1,650,000 THE PLACE: Architect Wayne Olson transformed a once boring ranch-style bungalow on a hill overlooking the Scarborough Bluffs into a roomy modern home. BRAGGING RIGHTS: […]

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Majority of Toronto’s $285M surplus will go to TTC: Rob Ford

From the May 1 edition of the National Post: Mayor Rob Ford dampened the dreams of city councillors who want to start divvying up a higher-than-expected operating surplus to reverse some of this year’s controversial cuts. The latest financial figures indicate that the municipality brought in an extra $285-million in 2011, sources said, about $130-million […]

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