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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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: $1.2 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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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 […]

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