House of the Week: $6.85 million for an uptown home that caught David Bowie’s eye

One home in this neighbourhood recently sold at auction for $5.4M and was a tear-down – this one is a bargain at $6.85M! This one’s a modern home with a pool and a hot tub… ADDRESS: 87 Highland Crescent NEIGHBOURHOOD: Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills THE PLACE: Designed by renowned architecture firm Shim Sutcliffe, this marvel of […]

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House of the Week: $1.2 million for a Cabbagetown Victorian with a gallery-like vibe

Here’s Toronto Life’s House of the Week: It’s got four bedrooms and three bathrooms and some great looking renos. Just look past the art if it’s not to your taste! ADDRESS: 1 Aberdeen Avenue NEIGHBOURHOOD: Cabbagetown-South St. Jamestown PRICE: $1,199,000 THE PLACE: A four-bedroom Cabbagetown Victorian steps from bustling Parliament Street. BRAGGING RIGHTS: The homeowner […]

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Aurora and Shane’s Story

The area we were looking in was roughly Dundas to Dupont between Bathurst and Dufferin. We were especially interested in the areas around Palmerston and Dupont, College and Dovercourt, and High Park/Roncy. It was important, first and foremost, that we be near transit – subway or streetcar. And, also family-friendly, shops and restaurants, parks for […]

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Fight over 19-ft. bookshelf landed in court

Buying a home is an emotional decision and buyers have every right to expect to close on a home that’s broom swept and includes everything included in the contract. But would you take sellers to court over a bookshelf or microwave? Two sets of buyers did: Here’s Mark Weisleder’s latest column from the Star: When […]

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House of the Week: $4.4 million for an Annex period home with a rooftop hot tub

Whether or not you’re in the market, this home in the Annex is worth checking out. Built in 1889, it contains a lot of original features, but is completely updated. It also includes a lap pool, rooftop hot tub, coach house and six bedrooms. ADDRESS: 80 Bedford Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Annex PRICE: $4,380,000 THE PLACE: A […]

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Frank Gehry in Toronto: first thoughts on the Mirvish project

The Mirvish-Gehry proposal has generated a lot of ink (and pixels) in the last several days. Here’s an opinion on the project from respected journalist Alex Bozikovic: Frank Gehry refers to Toronto as his hometown. Yes, he left here over 60 years ago, but clearly he retains a sentimental attachment to the city. And yet […]

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