House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Summerhill semi with a tranquil sunken living room

Yes, the renovations look terrific and the location is great. But over $2M for a semi with only two bedrooms? (There is a third, but it’s in the basement… Address: 125 MacPherson Avenue Neighbourhood: Yorkville Price: $2,095,000 The Place: A two-bedroom brick semi on a pretty, tree-lined street in Summerhill. Bragging Rights: Plenty of traditional homes have had contemporary makeovers, but few snag a feature … Continue reading House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Summerhill semi with a tranquil sunken living room

Last Week to Nominate an Exceptional Female for RBC’s Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

Do you know a female entrepreneur who deserves to be recognized? Here’s your chance to nominate her for an RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award. Nominations close on Friday. As driven and connected young professionals (YPs), we are willing to bet that many of our Notable.ca readers know a female entrepreneur (or know of her) who is doing exceptional things in her field and for her … Continue reading Last Week to Nominate an Exceptional Female for RBC’s Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

What to See at Hot Docs 2013

Hot Docs starts tomorrow! They’ve always got some gems, but it’s often hard to decide what to see – the Toronto Standard offers their top five: Usually documentaries get the short end of the stick when it comes to theatrical releases, but for ten glorious days each spring non-fiction filmmaking takes over Toronto. The Hot Docs film festival has been apart of TO cinephiles’ calendars … Continue reading What to See at Hot Docs 2013

Susan’s Story

Thrilling, the chase of purchasing a property. Nail biting, once I found one. Excited, nervous, doubtful, when I said yes. Unbelieving, when it was a done deal. Did I dream all this, really, I bought a property. WOW I knew where I wanted to be, Yorkville. I know the area, I like it, but I wanted to see what else was out there, I had … Continue reading Susan’s Story

Where are Toronto’s prime real estate pockets?

Interesting piece from the Globe and Mail today – although with the market the way it is, if you have a detached or even a semi in good condition, it almost doesn’t matter where it is! By Carolyn Ireland Toronto’s capricious spring real estate market has lots of people feeling perplexed. Sales have been tumbling for months in a row but prices have held on … Continue reading Where are Toronto’s prime real estate pockets?

Canadian home prices up in most markets in early 2013: Royal LePage

Average prices for three common types of housing were up year-over-year in most Canadian markets in the first quarter, national real estate company Royal LePage said Thursday. Royal LePage said the average price for a standard two-storey detached house was up 2.2% in the January-March period compared with a year ago, while the national average price for detached bungalows rose 2.4%. The average price for … Continue reading Canadian home prices up in most markets in early 2013: Royal LePage

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a classy family home in The Beach

Here’s a $2.9M family home in the Beach – the master suite is impressive. They certainly like their white, but that’s easier to cover than fuschia… Address: 40 Beaufort Road Neighbourhood: The Beach Price: $2,890,000 The Place: A traditional six-bedroom house in The Beach recently renovated by the current owner, who runs a design and construction firm. Bragging Rights: The outsized master suite has a … Continue reading House of the Week: $2.9 million for a classy family home in The Beach

March newsletter: Toronto Now Bigger than Chicago, Best Boutique Hotels

Welcome to the March 2013 issue of my eNewsletter! Have you ever been asked to recommend a hotel and come up short? You’ll want to check out the list of the city’s best boutique hotels. Danceworks is presenting a new show in three weeks and they are offering a discount on tickets to my subscribers. You’ll also find neighbourhood information about the Bay Street corridor, … Continue reading March newsletter: Toronto Now Bigger than Chicago, Best Boutique Hotels

House of the Week: $3.5 million for a sunny coach house in Rosedale

Will someone pay $3.5M for a coach house that only has two bedrooms and one parking spot? Time will tell, although it looks like a great space! Neighbourhood: Rosedale-Moore Park Price: $3,495,000 The Place: With two bedrooms, four bathrooms and a finished basement, this Rosedale coach house is a lot grander than the average outbuilding. Bragging Rights: Architect Peter Turner, whose firm did the Loblaws … Continue reading House of the Week: $3.5 million for a sunny coach house in Rosedale

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 competition where painters create the best work they can in … Continue reading Latest trends: Art Battles and Write Club