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Local athlete Maura McLean needs your help

December 3, 2014 - Updated: January 22, 2015Beaches

Every so often you meet someone who's admirable, inspirational, awesome...and humble. Meet Maura McLean. Like all of our Canadian athletes, ...

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The List of Toronto Beaches Schools And Daycares

January 29, 2013 - Updated: March 25, 2015Beaches

Without exception, our schools score above provincial and city averages in core subjects, and offer a wide variety of exceptional extra-curricul ...

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Toronto Real Estate Investing - Part 1

March 5, 2012Info for Buyers

Dispelling Myths about Toronto Real Estate Investing Real Estate Investing isn't about flipping property or making fast cash. And it's not about ...

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Toronto Scholarships from RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.

February 23, 2012Info for Buyers

Toronto Scholarships Specifically for First Year Post - Secondary Once a student starts their college education, their world suddenly gets bigge ...

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5 Timeless Laws for turning Clients into 'Raving Fans'

January 31, 2012Info for Buyers

'Good' Is the Enemy of 'Great' 1. First understand your clients standards for 'satisfaction' In Seth's Blog (Jan 30/2012), Seth Godin suggests t ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics December 2011

January 29, 2012Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate Board Sales Statistics December 2011 Number of Sales (all Toronto MLS Districts) While December 2011 sales for the entire To ...

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Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Home over the Holidays

December 14, 2011Info for Sellers

If you're selling your home over the holidays, be careful you don't overdo it! Buyers may take advantage of slower work schedules and vacation ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics November 2011

December 9, 2011Toronto Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board Sales Statistics November 2011 Number of Sales (all Toronto MLS Districts) In November 2011 the Toronto Real Estate B ...

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So This Is Christmas... And What Have You Done...?

December 8, 2011Community Events

Centre 55 Delivers Christmas in The Toronto Beaches Do you remember John Lennon's "Happy Christmas" song from years ago? "So this is Christmas, ...

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Home Inspection Can't Always Find Hidden Defects

November 22, 2011Info for Buyers

Buyer Had A Home Inspection - Then Relied on Sellers Disclosure Statement CBC News recently covered the story of a B.C. home buyer who had an in ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics October 2011

November 4, 2011Toronto Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board Sales Statistics October 2011 Number of Sales (all Toronto MLS Districts) The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 7,64 ...

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Moving To Winnipeg

October 31, 2011Info for Buyers

Q: Why post a 'Moving To Winnipeg' article on my Toronto Real Estate Website? A: Because record numbers of Torontonians are moving to Winnipeg! ...

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Toronto Air Quality Report And How It Affects Toronto Real Estate

October 25, 2011Info for Buyers

5 Take-aways From The Toronto Air Quality Report & How It Affects Toronto Homes in The Beaches, Leslieville, and Riverdale The opinions that ...

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Canadian Real Estate Industry Changing Due to Court Decision Against Zoocasa?

October 25, 2011Info for Buyers

Merely browsing a Canadian Real Estate website could amount to signing a contract The BC Supreme Court recently ruled against Zoocasa - (a Can ...

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Toronto Real Estate The Starbucks Effect & The Upper Beaches

October 6, 2011Beaches

Can a small coffee shop in the Upper Beaches really affect the price of Toronto Real Estate? Starbucks picked the corner of Main and Kingston Ro ...

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How to lose money renovating Toronto Real Estate.

September 28, 2011Home Improvements

'A Leslieville Home Rebuilt and Reborn' The Globe and Mail 'Home of the Week' section on Toronto Real Estate, (Aug 18, 2011) described in great ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Toronto Home on Danforth East

September 12, 2011Danforth Village

The Danforth Mosaic blog presents - in no particular order - "The Top 10 Reasons to Buy on Danforth East". I couldn't do a better job than thi ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics August 2011

September 9, 2011Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate Board Sale Prices August 2011 Number of Sales (all TREB districts) The Toronto Real Estate Board saw 7,542 sales through t ...

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Danforth Mosaic 'Ripe for Change' | Guest post from 'Danforth Mosaic'

September 6, 2011Danforth Village

East End Toronto | Danforth Mosaic The following is an article titled 'Supply and Demand" written August 28/2010 by a blogger who goes by the h ...

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Toronto Condo Market 2011 - By the Numbers

August 26, 2011Info for Buyers

Toronto Condo Market Still Breaking Records! The following is a repost of an article from condo outlet's Roman Bodnarchuk. It's worth noting tha ...

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Tips for Selling Toronto Income Properties with Tenants

August 24, 2011Info for Sellers

It's still possible to sell Toronto Income Properties when they're occupied by a Tenant - if you follow the rules. Most of the time, I sell home ...

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Warning for Toronto Real Estate Investors & Landlords After Fire Kills Couple

August 22, 2011Investing

Is the Landlord Responsible for East End Toronto Couple Who Lost Their Lives in Fire? 'No Properly Installed Smoke Alarms' The lead paragraph o ...

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Why Toronto Real Estate Market Will Keep Chugging Along Despite Stock Market Woes

August 17, 2011First Time Buyers

Low interest rates continue to tempt First Time Buyers into Toronto Real Estate Market despite rising home prices and falling stock markets An ...

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SUP in Toronto | SUP Lessons in Toronto | Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons in Toronto

August 12, 2011 - Updated: January 18, 2016Beaches

Where to get SUP Lessons - StandUp Paddleboard Lessons in Toronto Updated May 8, 2014 In June of 2012 Matt opened SUPsurf (for Stan ...

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New i-phone app for Toronto Beaches Water Quality Tells You it's Safe to Swim

August 11, 2011 - Updated: May 23, 2014Beaches

"What's the water quality like at the Toronto Beaches today?" That's what tens of thousands of people ask each and every s ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for July 2011

August 5, 2011Beaches

TREB Sale Prices July 2011 Number of Sales (all TREB districts) The Toronto Real Estate Board called this July's 7,922 sales 'a substantial re ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for June 2011

July 7, 2011Info for Buyers

TREB Sale Prices June 2011 Number of Sales There were 10,230 sales reported for the month of June 2011, up 21% from a year earlier, and the 3rd ...

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Toronto Real Estate Investing Guru Shares Her Secrets

June 16, 2011Info for Buyers

How to succeed at Toronto Real Estate Investing Cindy Wennerstrom could be the poster-child for Toronto Real Estate investing. Over the last 5 y ...

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The Beaches Arts and Crafts Show 2011

June 11, 2011Beaches

The Beaches Community & Arts Events Bring out Visitors & Neighbours I don't suppose anyone would travel from Provence, France just to c ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for May 2011

June 10, 2011Info for Buyers

TREB Sale Prices May 2011 Number of Sales The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 10,046 sales for the month of May 2011, up 6% from a year ea ...

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Interesting Twist in the Toronto Condo Market, Fixer-uppers have arrived!

June 8, 2011First Time Buyers

Toronto Condo Market is Maturing, Catching Reno Fever Stephen Dupuis, president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Associatio ...

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Buying a Toronto Condo? You're not adequately protected, says Condo Institute

June 2, 2011First Time Buyers

Toronto Condo Buyers Need an Updated Condominium Act Stating that the current 10 year old Condominium Act doesn't adequately serve the needs of ...

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Doors Open Toronto | East End Toronto | Toronto Beaches

May 27, 2011Beaches

Doors Open Toronto | Toronto Beaches Walking Tour We're happy to have  The Beaches Walking Tour featured in this years Doors Open Toronto. T ...

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Doors Open Toronto | East End Toronto | Leslieville

May 27, 2011Community Events

Ralph Thornton Community Centre 765 Queen St. East - Leslieville Architect: E. J. Lennox, 1913 Subsequent architect(s):Retrofit by Matsui, Ba ...

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Doors Open Toronto | East End Toronto | R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

May 27, 2011Beaches

RC Harris Water Treatment Plant 2701 Queen St E, Architect: Thomas C. Pomphrey, 1930's The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant might just be on ...

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Unreasonably-low condo fees can cost you in the long run!

May 22, 2011Info for Buyers

You'd think lower condo fees are a good thing, right? Not necessarily. A recent story in the Globe and Mail (Faulty Towers: The hidden dangers o ...

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Toronto Service Review - How Will it Impact East End Toronto Communities?

May 20, 2011Beaches

Toronto Service Review Will Determine Whether East End Toronto Gains or Loses Public Services Riverdale, The Beaches, Leslieville and Danforth V ...

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Mortgage Renewals: What the banks don't want you to know!

May 10, 2011Info for Buyers

Here's how you can save thousands on your next mortgage renewal Just don't sign the mortgage renewal form the bank sends you! Most bank ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for April 2011

May 5, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Market had 9,041 home sales for the month of April 2011. Even though this is 17% less than record-breaking April 2 ...

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Beaches Studio Tour Spring 2011, April 29 & 30, and May 1

April 29, 2011Beaches

It must be spring in the Beaches neighbourhood in East Toronto There are some sure signs of spring in the Beaches neighbourhood in East Toronto: ...

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How to Buy Your Downtown Toronto Condo For the Best Price

April 27, 2011First Time Buyers

There are at least 7 critical issues every Buyer must consider when you're trying to buy a Downtown Toronto Condo for the best price. I'm going ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for March 2011

April 9, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Market showed 9,262 home sales for the month of March 2011. Even though this is 11% less than the March 2010 sale ...

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Great Ideas for Landscaping Small Yards

March 25, 2011Info for Buyers

Landscaping small yards increases usable space, enjoyment & value Why did we wait so long? It was a no-brainer, really. Just finish off the ...

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Did You Know That RE/MAX Hallmark Gives out Toronto Scholarships for High School Seniors?

March 22, 2011Info for Buyers

Did I ever mention that I work for a pretty cool company? I'm not talking about the corporate giant of RE/MAX International. I'm talking about t ...

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Toronto Parking Bylaws | Solutions for East End Toronto

March 16, 2011 - Updated: January 30, 2013Beaches

Can We Fix Parking in Riverdale, Beaches, Danforth Village, Leslieville? "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed ...

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Toronto Beaches Spring Sprint 2011

March 14, 2011Beaches

It's time for the 24th Annual Beaches Spring Sprint One of my favourite local fun(d)-raisers, the Beaches Spring Sprint, is an annual tradition ...

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Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for March 12 and March 13

March 11, 2011Open houses

Here are my recommended open house picks for March 12 and March 13  for the Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth Village/Danforth East, ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for February 2011

March 10, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Market showed 6,226 home sales for the month of February 2011, 15% less than the February 2010 sales of 7,291 but ...

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My Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses For March 5 and 6

March 4, 2011Open houses

Here are my top 4 open house picks for March 5 and March 6 for the Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth Village/Danforth East, based on ...

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National Home Show - Toronto - 2011

February 26, 2011Home Improvements

Restore | Renew |Refresh After a few months of cocooning inside your cozy home, the flaws start to get to you. Or maybe you start to imagine wha ...

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My Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for February 26 & 27

February 25, 2011Open houses

Here are my top 4 open house picks for February 26 and February 27 for the Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth Village/Danforth East, b ...

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My Top 4 East End Open Houses for February 19 and February 20

February 18, 2011Open houses

Here are my top 4 open house picks for February 19 and February 20 for the Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth Village/Danforth East, b ...

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Toronto Condos at 8 York Street - The Water Club Condominiums

February 16, 2011First Time Buyers

I love the Toronto Waterfront. From the Scarborough Bluffs in East End Toronto to the Waterfront Trail in Long Branch, our waterfront connects u ...

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My Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for February 12 and February 13

February 11, 2011Open houses

Here are my top picks for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth East/Danforth Village, based on location, pr ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for January 2011

February 8, 2011Info for Buyers

Sales The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 4,337 home sales for the month of January 2011, 13% less than the January 2010 record of  4,986 sa ...

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My Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for February 5 and February 6

February 4, 2011Open houses

Here are my top picks for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth East/Danforth Village, based on location, pr ...

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My Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for January 29th and January 30th

January 28, 2011Open houses

Here are my top picks for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth East/Danforth Village, based on location, p ...

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Toronto Interior Design Show January 29 & January 30

January 27, 2011Home Improvements

If you love sophisticated home design, you will find something or someone at the 14th annual Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Conventio ...

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My Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses January 22 and January 23

January 21, 2011Open houses

Here are my top picks for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth East/Danforth Village, based on location, pr ...

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Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for January 15 & 16

January 14, 2011Open houses

John's Top Picks for East End Toronto Open Houses this weekend Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, Rive ...

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My Top 3 East End Toronto Open Houses for January 8 & January 9

January 7, 2011Open houses

John's Top Picks for East End Toronto Open Houses for January 8 & January 9 Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for December 2010

January 7, 2011Info for Buyers

A Review of the Toronto Real Estate Market for the entire year 2010 The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 4,395 home sales for the month of De ...

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Part 2: Top 10 Inexpensive Small Bathroom Staging Ideas

January 5, 2011Home Improvements

For the budget-challenged, staging a bathroom for sale can be daunting. Follow these inexpensive staging ideas to get your small bathroom ready ...

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5 Essential Steps to Improve your Credit Score | Toronto Real Estate Advice

December 13, 2010First Time Buyers

Buying your first Toronto Home? Your credit score will determine when you can go from renting to owning. This post will explain credit score ba ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for November 2010

December 13, 2010Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate Statistics indicate it's still a Sellers Market?! How do they figure? The Toronto Real Estate Board November sales figures ...

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Skating Rinks & Free Skating in East End Toronto

December 11, 2010Beaches

Locations and Schedules of Skating Rinks and Free Skating in Leslieville, Beaches, Danforth Village and Riverdale View East End Toronto Skating ...

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My Top 4 Open Houses for East End Toronto, December 4 & December 5

December 3, 2010Open houses

John's Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for December 4 & 5 Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, ...

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Repeal the Toronto Land Transfer Tax!

November 29, 2010First Time Buyers

'Double' Toronto Land Transfer Tax Hurt us all! Adds about $3,725 in costs to a $400,000 home. Toronto home buyers, builders and realtors are ...

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My Top 4 Open Houses for East End Toronto November 27 & November 28

November 26, 2010Open houses

John's Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for November 27 & 28 Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslievill ...

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A completely different way of measuring Toronto House Prices

November 25, 2010First Time Buyers

Tracking Toronto House Prices. Another Tool for Determining Toronto House Values There's been a lot of talk lately about whether or not Toront ...

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Riverdale Share. An East End Toronto Community Event

November 25, 2010Info for Buyers

Community Events Help Build Strong, Vibrant Communities The Riverdale Share Concert is a diverse holiday celebration held every December in t ...

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Part 1: Top 10 Inexpensive Small Bathroom Staging Ideas

November 22, 2010Home Improvements

Top 10 Inexpensive Small Bathroom Staging Ideas If your budget for getting your home in pre-sale shape is seriously strained, here are some i ...

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My Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for November 20 & 21

November 19, 2010Open houses

John's Top 4 East End Toronto Open Houses for November 20 & 21 Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslievill ...

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The easiest way to create a Safe Toronto neighborhood

November 11, 2010Info for Buyers

The Toronto Police TPSlinks service. Keeping Informed Living and working in the East End, we feel fairly confident that we have safe Toronto  ...

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The 10 Most Important Jobs Every Homeowner Needs To Do To Winterize Their Home (Part 2)

November 10, 2010Home Improvements

Part 2 of 2: How to Winterize Your Home Here are the next 5 jobs every new homeowner needs to do to winterize their home. If you missed Part 1, ...

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The 10 Most Important Jobs Every Homeowner Needs To Do To Winterize Their Home (Part 1)

November 10, 2010Home Improvements

Part 1 of 2 for "The 10 Most Important Jobs Every Homeowner Needs To Do To Winterize Their Home" (updated Nov, 2011) If you're a first time hom ...

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Is there a Toronto Real Estate Bubble?

November 9, 2010Info for Buyers

Toronto Real Estate NOT overvalued says latest BMO Nesbitt Burns analysis. One of the questions I'm often asked by clients these days is 'Are w ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market Statistics for October 2010

November 8, 2010Info for Buyers

How's the Real Estate Market in Toronto? ...Healthy. The PR people at the Toronto Real Estate Board are using 'healthy' as the buzzword to desc ...

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Luxury Condos In Toronto's East End

November 8, 2010Toronto Condos

Luxury Condos in Toronto East End Toronto is "growing up". Literally! It seems that every month I get an email from builders  advertising a new ...

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Making East Toronto Safer With Neighbourhood Watch

November 7, 2010Info for Buyers

What is Neighbourhood Watch? For many growing up in East Toronto and across the G.T.A., Neighbourhood Watch meant the sign in a neighbour's win ...

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My Top 4 Open Houses for East End Toronto Nov 6 and 7

November 5, 2010Open houses

John's Weekly top choices for East End Toronto Open Houses Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, River ...

Tagged with: Beaches Danforth Village East End Toronto first time buyers Leslieville Nov 6 and 7 Open House Open houses Riverdale

The 4 Best East End Toronto Open Houses Oct 30 & Oct 31

October 29, 2010Open houses

It wasn't by design, but this weekend's recommended open houses are all semi-detached and one end-of-row home that might as well be a semi.  As ...

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Best East End Toronto Open Houses - October 23 & 24

October 22, 2010Open houses

Here are my favourites for open houses this weekend in Beaches, Leslieville, Riverdale and Danforth East/Danforth Village My opinion is based ...

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Toronto Real Estate Statistics for September 2010

October 15, 2010Toronto Stats

  There were 6,310 sales reported through the MLS system last month in the Greater Toronto Area. Compared to the same period in 2009, which saw ...

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Toronto Beaches Citizen of the Year Award

October 14, 2010Beaches

Pat Silver named 2010 Beach Citizen of the Year How many local neighbourhoods can you think of that offer an annual Citizen of the Year award t ...

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5 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in Toronto's East End

October 13, 2010Beaches

If you've decided to buy a home in Toronto there are a lot of reasons to look at homes in the East End.

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Beaches Studio Tour Fall 2010

October 9, 2010Beaches

One of the reasons I love living in East End Toronto Beaches is that  I feel connected to the passing of Seasons and often pause for some per ...

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New Toronto Parking Bylaw: Restrictive Bylaw Hurts East-enders

October 7, 2010Beaches

Draconian parking by-laws are nothing new in Toronto, but a new by-law that came into effect October 1 bites more than most. The new law allows ...

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Balsam Avenue In The Toronto Beaches

October 4, 2010Beaches

Ideal for professional couples and busy families This fall is proving to be a much more balanced market, and my listing on Balsam Avenue wou ...

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2010, Beaches Neighbourhood Challenge

October 4, 2010Beaches

Beaches Community the 'halfway' turnaround point for The Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Since I live in the Toronto Beaches and work mostly in Ea ...

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'Kings Diner' Restaurant - Kingston Road Village in the Upper Beaches

October 1, 2010Beaches

Great, economical, unpretentious food! Kings Diner, 906 Kingston Road, Upper Beaches I admit it, I eat out a lot - mostly for breakfast or bru ...

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Firstbrooke Road - A Beaches Gem

September 24, 2010Beaches

It always comes down to location, location, location, doesn't it? This East facing, light-filled home on Firstbrooke Road is situated on one of ...

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East Lynn Park Farmers' Market in Danforth Village

September 20, 2010Danforth Village

Danforth Village / Danforth Mosaic / Danforth East - The East Lynn Farmers Market Every Thursday from June - October. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. East Ly ...

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Toronto Beaches Emergency Veterinary Care

September 16, 2010Beaches

Urgent Pet Care in the Beaches. If you live in the Toronto Beaches, there is a higher than average likelihood that you have a pet or will acquir ...

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What's SUP in the Toronto Beaches these days? Stand up Paddling!

September 16, 2010 - Updated: January 19, 2016Beaches

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) One more reason Life's Better in The Toronto Beaches SUP Comes To The Toronto Beaches (Click this link if ...

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Guide to Toronto Beach Restaurants

May 3, 2010Beaches

Looking for coffee, a quick bite on the go, or a sit-down meal with friends or family? The Beach offers a diverse array of culinary options with ...

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Danforth Village Community

May 3, 2010Danforth Village

The Danforth Village community has grown from its early days as Church of England land to a thriving community, ideally situated just east of Ri ...

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Beaches Studio Tour Spring 2010

April 29, 2010Beaches

The 33rd Beach Studio Tour  and Sale, Spring 2010 Friday April 30, 6-9pm; Saturday May 1, 10-6pm; Sunday May 2, 11-6pm East Toronto's Beaches ...

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Toronto Riverdale Schools

April 29, 2010Riverdale

Riverdale has four local elementary schools zoned to the area, one highschool, and an alternative high school. Toronto District School Board Tr ...

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Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival - 2010

April 29, 2010Beaches

Beaches International Jazz Festival, July 16-25, 2010 Mark July 16-25, 2010 in your calendars for the 22nd Annual Beaches International Jazz Fes ...

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Toronto Danforth Village Schools

April 29, 2010Danforth Village

Toronto District School Board Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher Telephone: 416-395-8413 email: sheila.cary-meagher@tdsb.on.ca Elementary Earl Beatty ...

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Toronto Riverdale Community

April 29, 2010Riverdale

Toronto's Riverdale community is a thriving residential neighbourhood, bounded by the Don River Valley to the west, Sammon Avenue to the north ...

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Toronto Beaches Community

April 27, 2010Beaches

History The Beach was first settled in 1793 by the Ashbridge family. A small farming community was formed, and the land continued to be farmed u ...

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Danforth Village Transit

April 15, 2010Danforth Village

Danforth Village / Danforth Mosaic / East Danforth are considered affordable neighbourhoods - for now. They have a lot of the same housing stock ...

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Toronto Riverdale Transit

April 15, 2010Riverdale

Easy Subway Ride to Downtown One of Riverdale's great features is its easy acess to transit. The proximity of the Bloor-Danforth line makes th ...

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Toronto Beaches Transit Options

April 15, 2010Beaches

Toronto Beaches Transit and Transportation Info Getting in to and around The Toronto Beaches area is easy, whether by car, public transit - even ...

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23rd Annual Beaches Spring Sprint in Toronto

April 14, 2010Beaches

The 23rd Annual Beaches Spring Sprint ran last Saturday, in support of the Beaches Recreation Centre. There were 3 events this year, a 5 km run ...

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Buying your Toronto home for the best price

April 6, 2010First Time Buyers

How to Figure Out Toronto Real Estate Values and Get the Best Toronto Home for the Best Price If you were to list the top 10 fears of any Toron ...

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Toronto Beaches Easter Parade

April 4, 2010Beaches

The Toronto Beaches Annual Easter Parade has just ended and Toronto's East End is slowly returning to it's normal routine and traffic pattern ...

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Beach Homes for Sale

March 26, 2010Beaches

The Reality of Buying a Home in the Toronto Beaches For many first time home buyers there are 4 words that make the heart beat faster - 'Beach ...

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First time buyer mistakes and how to avoid them

March 4, 2010First Time Buyers

You can Avoid The Mistakes I made as a First Time Buyer I made almost every first time buyer mistake you can make, when I bought my first home i ...

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Buyer Beware! Your Beaches Dream Home could be attached to Public Housing!

February 27, 2010Beaches

Let's say you've been househunting for a while. You've seen a lot of properties and this one catches your eye and captures your heart. Semi-deta ...

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First time Buyers? Stop renting and start Owning!

February 25, 2010First Time Buyers

Landlord Sells. Tenants become First Time Buyers Imagine this. You and your partner have been happily living together for a year or more. You're ...

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Toronto Mortgage Rate Changes Feb, 2010

February 16, 2010First Time Buyers

Important changes for first time buyers and investors Paul Vieira, Financial Post Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Amid warnings about "re ...

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John Helrich Eat End Toronto Testimonials

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