Soho House will up Toronto film festival’s party quotient

Soho House has hosted pop-up versions of their clubs during the last three TIFFs, but now they’re opening a permanent Toronto location at the foot of the new Shangri-La hotel. Its very name, Soho House, has become a synonym for sybaritic cool. The New York club – a former warehouse in Manhattan’s meat-packing district – […]

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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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Green P at Yonge and Wellesley marked for development

The large Green P parking lot across from Wellesley Station as well as 20 Maitland and the Catholic Children’s Aid Society have been marked for development, according to thetorontoblog.com. The space could allow for three large towers, and with great access to the subway, they’d certainly be in demand. From thetorontoblog.com: The Church-Wellesley neighbourhood is […]

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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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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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