Locating Affordable Condos in Toronto!

Monday, November 18, 2019


Toronto is still defying all housing expectations! Presently, there are 162 residential high rise cranes operating throughout the city; this is more than NYC, LA & Chicago combined. Despite this decade-long building boom, prices across the board continue to percolate upward. So where does one...

Toronto Home Prices Rise in October as Listings Plunge 18.8%

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


What explains this new frothiness in the G.T.A real estate market? Is it as simple as diminished supply versus an insatiable demand? Can it be attributed to purchasers becoming acclimatized to the federal government’s 2017 stress test? The 15% drop in value of Terra Firma properties through...

What is a Heritage Home?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Many ask, how does a property become a Heritage listed home, property or site? 1: It must be rare & representative of an older style or construction method. 2: Have a direct association with someone or something significant to the community. 3: Potentially yield information that contributes t...

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Why has Vision Zero Failed?

Friday, October 11, 2019


Why has Vision Zero Failed? If statistical projections hold true, then sadly, 2200 pedestrians will be struck by a vehicle (other than a bike) by the end of 2019  in the City of Toronto alone. 70% of these accidents will occur between the fall & spring equinox, due to shortened daylight hours...

Not Far from the Tree!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn     In one of our blog posts from July 23rd, 2019, titled Living in the City and Loving it! we had discussed various comm...

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How is your King Street Commute?

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


How is your King Street Commute? It seems that the pilot study of deterring vehicles from utilizing King Street as a primary commuting artery has, by all accounts, succeeded beyond almost everyone’s expectations. The recent review (see link below) states that streetcar ridership is up by 16...

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LIVING IN THE CITY AND LOVING IT!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


  Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of watching a program which featured vast numbers of community minded organizations which are shaping the landscape of what we call the communities of “Toronto”. Programs such as NOT FAR FROM THE TREE, which focuses on picking and sharing fruit from the...

Toronto Sales Numbers Jump 10% From Last Year!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


  The Yonge/ Dundas corridor has literally been on fire, especially with entry level condos. Could this be a precedent of things to come from the new Federal first time buyer program? Hyper localized price jumps, regardless of their scale or scope, are not sustainable in the long term. Once ...

Raptors Parade In Toronto: Everything You Need To Know

Monday, June 17, 2019


Raptors parade Monday in Toronto: Everything you need to know

Preserving The Sacred Core!

Monday, May 27, 2019


The attached video highlights the dramatic difference in housing trends through mid 2017 to early 2019 between the peripheral regions and the center core of Toronto. Logically, one should ask can this pricing differential continue to expand?  Sales & very modest price increases throughout the...

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