Village Players’ 37th Season in Bloor West Village

Photo from Laura

On Friday, November 19, we attended the opening night of Laura at the Village Playhouse theatre in Bloor West Village just east of Runnymede. Laura is a classic whodunit based on Vera Caspary’s novel of the same name.

Toronto Real Estate Market Stabilizing

Toronto Area Prices 2010

Evidence is accumulating that the Toronto area real estate market is returning to normal after a wild roller coaster ride that began in late 2008 when the financial crisis hit the world economy like a tsunami. Prices and sales volumes fell from late 2008 until early 2009; rebounded sharply upward from early 2009 until mid 2010; fell again during this past summer; and have rebounded again since September.

The Rebirth of 34 Southport St (Former Swansea Plaza)?

34 Southport Swansea Plaza Nov 11 2010

There are signs of life at the long-vacant former Swansea Plaza at 34 Southport St. A new developer, the State Building Group, has purchased the property and is working on plans for two condominium towers, some townhomes and about 10,000 sq ft of retail space. If all goes well, residential units could be ready for occupation by late 2013.