The Latest Village Playhouse Offering Is A Crazy Comedy

The Latest Village Playhouse Offering is a Crazy Comedy

Every moment in life is a teachable moment – at least it is if you are in therapy and someone else is trying to heal your broken life.But in The Village Players’ latest show ‘Beyond Therapy’ by Christopher Durang, it’s clear the therapists need more therapy than their patients and the result is a hilarious… Read More

The History Of Cinema In The Junction

The history of cinema in The Junction

In the early to mid-1900s, the West Toronto Junction boasted more theatres per square foot than any other area of the city, according to journalist, researcher and film programmer Eric Veillette.Veillette, who often writes about censorship, film, architecture and Toronto history, was the guest speaker at the West Toronto Junction Historical Society’s (WTJHS) first monthly… Read More

Bringing Parkdale-High Park To The Rest Of Canada

Bringing Parkdale-High Park to the Rest of Canada

From Victoria to Halifax and points in between – while in pursuit of the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party – Peggy Nash takes her Parkdale-High Park home with her in her head and in her heart.Nash is the MP for Parkdale-High Park; she is an activist, a former executive for Canada’s largest private-sector… Read More

Tank, Tankless or Thankless

Tankless Water Heater

Is going “tankless” as liberating as it sounds? Is owning a tankless water heater a solid indication that you’re saving money while reducing environmental damage? Your answer to these questions may depend on whether you own or are buying a newly-constructed home versus living in or purchasing an existing, decades-old property. Conventional water heaters heat… Read More

The Weather May Be Chilly, But The Toronto Market Is Hot!

Toronto Prices Mid January 2012

The Toronto area real estate market barely took a breather over the Christmas/New Years break, and is off to a very quick start in 2012. In the first two weeks of this year, sales were 6% higher than the same period in 2011, and prices were up more than 8.5% at an average of $444,473…. Read More

All Time Low Mortgage Rate

Mortgage Rates Hit All Time Low

It was the mortgage shot heard around the country. The Bank of Montreal fired the opening salvo in a mortgage rate war by offering a 5-year fixed rate of 2.99 per cent, the lowest 5-year rate in modern Canadian history. Friday, other banks starting striking back, with TD Canada Trust and Royal Bank cutting 4-year… Read More

Love The House, Hate The Traffic Noise — There Is Hope!

House on a busy street

Depending on the location, whether you’re shopping for a new home or trying to sell your current residence, one of the biggest challenges is trying to reduce street noise. Tony Sola, founder of Acoustics.com cautions homeowners and buyers about too high expectations when it comes to reducing traffic noise. “Too many times I have seen… Read More

The Swansea Plaza Saga Continues

Swansea Plaza Building Site

Residents living adjacent to 34 Southport St., near Windermere Avenue and The Queensway, say they are sorely missing local amenities in an area that has seen steady population growth in recent years.Now a vacant lot, 34 Southport St. was once a commercial plaza with a grocery store, bank, drugstore and smaller shops. In August, developers… Read More

How Should You Take Title On Your New Home?

How should you take title on your new home?

If you buy a home with your spouse or another person this year, you will have to decide how to take title together. It can be either as a joint tenancy or tenancy in common. It is important that you first understand the main difference between these two options before making your decision. In a… Read More

Swansea Bungalow

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This stylish open concept bungalow is situated on a lovely 28 x 135 lot with a huge private back yard. It’s in a great Swansea location, just a short walk away from Bloor West Village, Rennie Park, rec centre, High Park, subway, schools & waterfront trails.  The bright, open main floor has a soaring cathedral… Read More