Toronto’s wealthiest are the most indebted

The average Toronto household is carrying nearly $40,000 in debt on top of their mortgage, according to new statistics from Environics Analytics. And the households carrying the largest debt are in Toronto’s toniest neighbourhoods, including the Bridle Path, Rosedale, Leaside and The Beach, where single-family homes are pushing past the $1-million mark… Read More Source… Read More

Fire Station 227 gets a makeover

At Fire Station 227 in the Beach it’s not just the red trucks that gleam in the sunshine with spit and polish. The station itself is basking in the afterglow of a $1.6 million renovation that has restored the building’s exterior to its original 1905 condition. In the past, the city did minor patch-up jobs… Read More

SOLD: 159 Drayton Avenue, Toronto

http://youtu.be/yeQt9EqFzOk Updated with flare, spacious detached home within walking distance of Danforth Coxwell subway station. Walk to Danforth Avenue shops or jump on your bike for a short ride to the Beach. 3 + 1 bedrooms, 2 full luxurious baths, gorgeous walk through kitchen with lots of counter and storage space, granite countertops with stainless… Read More

SOLD: 7 Bellefair Ave – detached home in the heart of The Beach

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZOJlfpEupY Imagine having Queen Street East and The Beach at your doorstep. Walking through Kew Gardens to the boardwalk, you are only a leisurely stroll from Lake Ontario. This two and a half storey house features 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 washrooms, central air conditioning and a private driveway. Hardwood floors on the first floor. New… Read More

Beach senior told to vacate TCHC-owned home after promised she could stay

79-year-old widow Joyce Tait had planned to live the remainder of her life in her Hubbard Boulevard apartment owned by the Toronto Housing Corporation (TCHC). She pays market rent of $1,200 for 900 square feet. Her children all live in The Beach neighbourhood. She was promised in writing by the TCHC in 2001 that she… Read More

LEASED: 168 Scarborough Rd – Sunny, spacious detached house in The Beach for lease

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8s7kJ7uCrQ This detached house is spacious, filled with natural light, and located in the prime Beach neighbourhood. This home has been recently upgraded with a rear two-story addition featuring skylights and atrium windows. The renovations continue with a gourmet kitchen, deluxe bathroom and a finished basement. Hardwood floors are throughout. Ductless A/C units are on… Read More

Kippendavie condo decision deferred, mediator called in

Last Tuesday, East York and Beaches councillors decided to further defer the decision regarding the controversial condominium development on Kippendavie Avenue in The Beach to a city council meeting on April 12th. In the six hour debate consisting of the Toronto and East York Community Council, concerned Kippendavie residents and the developer, the council also… Read More

Dog owners hold third annual Beachy-Clean Day today

The Beach neighbourhood has a great sense of community, and our dog lovers here are no exception. Today is the third annual Beachy-Clean Day, where 350 volunteers and members of the Toronto Beaches Dog Association will be descending on Kew-Balmy Beach to pick up trash and dog poop exposed by the melting snow. The cleanup… Read More

SOLD: 18 Bellefair Ave – modern home, classic Beach neighbourhood

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4l9AVXvyE This detached house is in the heart of The Beach and only a short walk to Queen Street.  Continuing through Kew Gardens to the boardwalk you are only a leisurely stroll from Lake Ontario.  Featuring a modern, renovated interior with 3 bedrooms, 3 washrooms and a private driveway, this home features gorgeous contemporary finishes… Read More

SOLD OUT: Bellefair Kew Beach Residences

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUP5XvwFNk Welcome to the Bellefair Kew Beach Residences, a new development in the heart of the Beaches consisting of 23 luxury condominiums and 6 townhomes. Construction is slated to begin in Spring 2011 with occupancy in Fall 2012. We spoke with Shane Fenton, Vice President of Reserve Properties, the developers, about this unique property. Directly… Read More