Fabric of a Nation “Distinctly Canadian weirdness” at the Textile Museum

Until September 30th, the Textile Museum has an exhibition celebrating Canadiana: Curators Shauna McCabe, Natalia Nekrassova, Sarah Quinton and Roxane Shaughnessy mine the permanent collection of the Textile Museum, and mix and match their holdings of quilts, blankets, hook-rugs and handmade clothing with pieces by contemporary Canadian artists. This effortless-seeming combination produces a clear, broad-ranging […]

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Toronto Life House of the Week: $1.8 million for a Victorian home across from the Thompson Hotel

This home on Stewart Street was gutted in 2008 – and boasts something almost unheard of: a private outdoor pool! ADDRESS: 50 Stewart Street NEIGHBOURHOOD: Waterfront Communities-The Island PRICE: $1,815,000 THE PLACE: Mining magnate Kevin J. van Niekerk bought this four-bedroom, 1880s-era home in 2008 and treated it to a down-to-the-bricks renovation. The upgrades included a top-floor […]

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How to avoid home buyers’ regret

The Financial Post recently published an article that says the two biggest regrets home buyers have are not having a large enough down payment and not knowing the true cost of home ownership. It’s much more than just a mortgage! A good realtor can let you know the full closing costs, property taxes and what […]

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The Chase: a bachelor decides to stop renting and get in on the hot condo market

Toronto Life has a monthly feature like a mini-House Hunters in which they follow a buyer and detail three of his choices. Here’s the most recent: By Monika Warzecha | Photograph by Liam Mogan The Chase: Real Estate The Buyer: Stan Nevolovich, a 28-year-old tennis pro. The Story: Nevolovich loved his 800-square-foot apartment near Yonge […]

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Mary’s Story

My preferred neighbourhoods were anything within a 2-3 mile radius of Eglinton and Avenue Road.  A key need was for a terrace as opposed to a balcony.  A view was mandatory! The condo I ultimately found suited me completely – except that it was not within my ‘neighbourhood’ criteria.  The decision to move down to […]

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Street Style: 21 looks at the colourful characters in Kensington Market

Think Torontonians lack in style? Toronto Life has a series dedicated to the style in different neighbourhoods. Here are their style picks for a recent jaunt into Kensington Market. Words by Kevin Naulls | Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani A summer Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market is one of the already-bustling bohemian neighbourhood’s busiest times: […]

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Toronto Life House of the Week: $3.5 million for a 110-year-old home owned by ex-NHL player Nick Kypreos

Yours for just $3.5M: A fully renovated 110 year old home owned by an ex-NHL player: ADDRESS: 33 Heather Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Leaside-Bennington PRICE: $3,495,000 THE PLACE: A 110-year-old red brick home (that was fully renovated in 2004), set on one of the largest lots in Leaside. BRAGGING RIGHTS: This home puts the “Lea” in “Leaside”—it […]

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Real estate advice: the latest tips on buying, selling, staging and design from local experts

Elli Davis was recently part of a panel that spoke to Toronto Life about the real estate market. Her first piece of advice PRE-QUALIFYING IS THE PRIORITY Figure out your financing before you even start to look for a new home. Everything should be in order so you can be competitive when you go to […]

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