Thriving downtown lures jobs back to the core

The Toronto Star’s Royson James wrote an interesting article about job growth in Toronto: “For the first time in 20 years, growth in downtown commercial real estate is outstripping growth in the rest of the GTA, sparking a revival of fortunes for the once battered 416 region.” Some of the more stats: Since 2000, Toronto […]

Read More Thriving downtown lures jobs back to the core

House of the Week: $2.4 million for an open-concept family home in St. Andrew-Windfields

If you ever wished you had two living rooms, this modern home is for you! 5000 square feet, a pool and a hot tub in addition to five bedrooms and five baths. However, if you like some colour on your walls, you’ll have to invest in some paint – it’s a little stark. ADDRESS: 14 […]

Read More House of the Week: $2.4 million for an open-concept family home in St. Andrew-Windfields

House of the Week: $825,000 for a “loft house” on the Dupont strip

Check out this sleek looking townhouse on Dupont. Just try and picture the roof deck without snow. ADDRESS: 483 Dupont Street, Unit 105 NEIGHBOURHOOD: Annex PRICE: $824,900 THE PLACE: This three-storey townhome is technically not a house at all—it’s one of the larger units in the Annex Loft Houses, a boutique development at Bathurst and […]

Read More House of the Week: $825,000 for a “loft house” on the Dupont strip

House of the Week: $1.6 million for an interior designer’s Casa Loma Victorian

$1.6M doesn’t seem like a huge stretch for a detached home with four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a home office – especially one that’s owned and decorated by a recognized designer! ADDRESS: 6 Rathnelly Avenue NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma PRICE: $1,599,000 THE PLACE: A facelift on this detached Victorian in the so-called Republic of Rathnelly allowed […]

Read More House of the Week: $1.6 million for an interior designer’s Casa Loma Victorian

CMHC Releases its Tenth Annual Review of the State of Housing in Canada

As a result of prudent mortgage lending practices, the number of mortgages in arrears in Canada were trending down in 2011 and the first half of 2012, according to the Canadian Housing Observer, released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “The Canadian Housing Observer is an indispensable source of information about housing’s role […]

Read More CMHC Releases its Tenth Annual Review of the State of Housing in Canada

Year in Review: the 10 best homes from House of the Week

From suburban mansions to modern city homes, Toronto Life publishes one of Toronto’s best listings every week. Here are their favourites from 2012: Whether you’re in the market for a house or not, ogling other people’s homes (and judging other people’s decor) is rollicking good fun. That’s why we scour the city each week for […]

Read More Year in Review: the 10 best homes from House of the Week