Baby boomers may be planning to move, but not into condos

Royal LePage survey shows ‘they love their garages and their yards’ By Susan Pigg, Toronto Star: Baby boomers may well be on the move over the next five years, but don’t expect them to be downsizing to condos, according to a new report by realtor Royal LePage. “They love their garages and their yards,” says […]

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House of the Week: $3.7 million for a Forest Hill family home with a tricked-out backyard

I have to admit, this home is pretty spectacular – even the nanny suite looks good. The real selling point is the backyard with the pool and hot tub. Address: 43 Glenayr Road Neighbourhood: Forest Hill South Price: $3,679,900 The Place: A five-bedroom family home with a large backyard pool located near two top private […]

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Latest trends: Art Battles and Write Club

From Postcity.com: Imagine if the movie Fight Club was about a secret society featuring competing painters and writers instead of, well, fighters. That’s the concept behind two new creative crazes hitting Toronto: Art Battle, an event going down later this month, and the Write Club, which is happening tonight. Art Battle is a monthly painting […]

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House of the Week: $1.9 million for an Islington home with lush landscaped gardens

This west end home looks like a great space, but that’s an awful lot of tchotchkes to dust. And only a two car garage! ADDRESS: 65 Avonhurst Road NEIGHBOURHOOD: Islington-City Centre West PRICE: $1,880,000 THE PLACE: A five-bedroom Etobicoke house with a geometric exterior and a modern, airy interior. BRAGGING RIGHTS: The home was designed […]

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Current Obsession: Downton Abbey spoofs and Tumblrs

Warning: Do not click the link if you take Downton Abbey too seriously! From Torontolife.com The third season of pop period drama Downton Abbey has nearly finished its belated North American run—in less than two weeks, those of us who love the show (dreary Bates subplot aside) will begin the long wait for season four. The upside: […]

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Five things to do in Toronto this weekend!

From Yo Le Tengo to a Fran Lebowitz/Jian Ghomeshi talk, there’s a lot happening in Toronto this weekend. Here are Toronto Life”s picks: FRAN LEBOWITZ This conversation between sharp-tongued New York wit Fran Lebowitz and Jian Ghomeshi was originally scheduled for early November until Hurricane Sandy intervened ($1 of each ticket sale is going to […]

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House of the Week: $1.2 million for a Cabbagetown townhouse with a Hollywood pedigree

Here’s your chance to own a heritage property in Cabbagetown once lived in by Walter Huston. Although the home has been fully renovated, they kept some of the original touches like the front door with stained glass. Five bedrooms, but only two bathrooms. ADDRESS: 328 Wellesley Street East NEIGHBOURHOOD: Cabbagetown-South St. Jamestown PRICE: $1,195,000 THE […]

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