SOLD: 1 Windsor Avenue, Toronto – Detached House Lovely 2-storey detached brick home available for sale in the very desirable Beach area of Toronto. Quiet street with majestic elm trees and landscaped grounds. Generous sized living room with stately columns and gas fireplace, sunny walk-thru dining room with large window, 3 bedrooms upstairs with gorgeous bath, plus recently re-finished basement providing the… Read More

LEASED: 373 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto Open Concept Upper Beaches Semi-Detached Home Has Lovely Traditional Wood Trim And Updated Modern Kitchen With Granite Countertop, Lots Of Storage, Hardwood Floors On Main And Second Levels, Recent Broadloom Carpet In Master Bedroom, Renovated 1.5 Baths. Three Bedrooms Plus Finished Basement Recreation Room. Enclosed Porch, Walk-Out To Rear Deck And Fenced Yard. Mutual… Read More

LEASED: 8 Whistle Post Street, Toronto

httpvh:// Welcome to 8 Whistle Post Street, a 2 1/2-storey semi-detached house in the Upper Beach Estates. This modern home features 3 bedrooms, central air conditioning and a detached garage. One balcony on the 2nd floor overlooks the street, while a private terrace in the 3rd floor master bedroom overlooks the fenced backyard. Features The… Read More

Pot-smoking tenant may be hard to evict

Several readers have asked whether you can evict a tenant who is smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes, or if you can refuse to rent to someone who tells you that they have a license to grow marijuana for medicinal purposes. A few B.C. court cases in B.C. shed some light on the issue. The short… Read More

Is this solar-power program a money-saver?

When Mississauga resident Paul Ford opened the door to a salesman in the spring of 2010, he had never considered putting solar panels on his roof. He was surprised when the pitchman told him that not only would the panels not cost him a dime, but the roof would make him money. “I said, ‘You’re… Read More

Hume: New Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens offers food for thought

Maple Leaf Gardens never looked so good, nor smelled so sweet. With the NHL out and Loblaws in, the old Carlton Street Cavern has been reborn as downtown’s newest supermarket. Right on cue, the line-up assembled Tuesday night in anticipation of Wednesday morning’s grand opening. By the time the waiting ended, Loblaws was already an… Read More

Condo Culture: Noise complaints

Q: The condo owners above me are constantly making loud noises. They drag things across the floor, play very loud music and there’s often thumping noises. I have called the office and complained to the manager but nothing has changed. I have even called security. What can I do to gain back some peace and… Read More

Canadians paying off mortgages early: CMHC

OTTAWA — Canadian homeowners are doing a good job of paying off their mortgages early, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., which released its third-quarter results Tuesday. While mortgage repayments can be spread out over 30 years, the CMHC reports that the average amortization period for mortgages insured by the national housing agency… Read More

Toronto’s Fixmo lands $23.4-million in funding from top VCs

In military parlance, Fixmo Inc.’s Rick Segal has just brokered some powerful alliances as he seeks to beef up his startup’s technology arsenal and begin marching his troops into new international markets. On Monday, the two-year-old Toronto-based startup — which specializes in mobile security technology that is used by government agencies around the world — announced… Read More

Rick Mercer bought: He couldn’t afford rent

Comedian and commentator Rick Mercer’s distinct take on Canadian politics and social issues can be caught on the Rick Mercer Report every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on CBC. In our series on the financial habits of notable Canadians Mercer told the Toronto Star’s Emily Mathieu about his $19,500 row house, why trying to make a living in… Read More