One Bedroom Condo in Davisville Village

111 Merton #312 Living Room

A bright one bedroom unit in Greenwich Terrace, an intimate boutique building in the vibrant Davisville Village neighbourhood, just steps to subway, parks shops. Sunny south exposure with a large tiled balcony and a panoramic view overlooking a tree-lined green space. 9 ft ceilings throughout, rich hardwood flooring in bedroom & living/dining room, elegant slate… Read More

Low Mortgage Rates Keep Toronto Homes Affordable

Housing affordability is improving in Ontario thanks to lower mortgage rates and softening demand. According to a Royal Bank of Canada report released Thursday, after four consecutive quarters of steep decline, housing affordability gained traction in the fourth quarter, thanks to bottoming mortgage rates and a slowing demand via The Toronto real estate market… Read More

Vesuvio Pizzeria Doing Well In The Junction

Vesuvio Pizzeria

There is still room for improvement, but the West Toronto Junction is a far cry from the crime riddled neighbourhood it once was in the mid-1990s, say Piera and Ettore Pugliese, owners of Vesuvio Pizzeria and Spaghetti House, a fixture on Dundas Street West near High Park Avenue since 1957.”I think we’re doing well, really… Read More

Why Toronto Area Real Estate Prices Will Keep Going Up

Toronto Home Values

A recent report from Capital Economics, which has received wide coverage in the media, predicts that Canadian real estate prices need to fall by 20-25%. This conclusion is based on the assumption that real estate prices tend to be determined by affordability as measured by the ratio of house prices to income. The chart below… Read More

The Junction Is Booming Again!

BIA Chairman of The Junction in West Toronto

Prone to booms and busts throughout its tumultuous history, the Junction, whose retail strip runs parallel to a commuter rail corridor in Toronto’s west end, was an absolute ‘Boomtown’ in the 1950 and ’60s and is once again experiencing an upswing more than five decades later, according to the local Business Improvement Area (BIA). via… Read More

CMHC Forecasts Modest Increases in Real Estate Prices & Sales in 2011

Existing home sales will be in the range of 398,500 to 485,500 units in 2011, with a point forecast of 441,500 units. In 2012, MLS®2 sales will move up and are expected to be in the range of 406,300 to 519,700 units, with a point forecast of 462,900 units. Mr. Dugan also noted that the existing… Read More

Celebrate Family Day at Colonel Sam Smith Park

Family Day Colonel Sam Smith Park in West Toronto

Etobicoke’s Colonel Samuel Smith Park will host Family Day Festivities on Monday, Feb. 24 with dance performances, circus acts, and contemporary art displays at the new skating trail from noon till 4 p.m. Read Full Article>> via Come on down to Colonel Samuel Smith Park, located on the lake at the foot of Kipling… Read More

Canadian Inflation Rate Remains Low

Canadian Inflation Rate Remains Low

For the past two-and-a-half years, policy makers have sought to explain why Canada, a country with sound economic fundamentals and a rock-solid banking system, was pulled down by the global spread of the U.S. financial crisis. As a new threat bubbles up in much of the world, though, there’s no need for excuses. The latest… Read More

Toronto Real Estate Market Still Going Strong

Toronto Homes Selling Prices 2009-2011

Late last year, the consensus view was that the Toronto real estate market would slow down in 2011 and that prices, while continuing to rise, would do so more modestly. There were even some that expected prices to fall this year. Well, there’s not much sign of a slow-down in the market so far. Average… Read More

Hampshire Heights Bungalow

Dining Room Panoramic Image

This spacious three bedroom bungalow is situated on a quiet tree-lined street in the Rosethorn/John G Althouse school district, just a 15 minute bus ride from the Kipling subway station and with easy access to major highways, airport and downtown Toronto. This meticulously maintained family home has generous room sizes, refinished hardwood floors and updated… Read More