LEASED: 373 Victoria Park Avenue, Toronto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjwk53s9LIY 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D3u7qtp05E 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

Affordable rent in Toronto: not a myth yet, but it’s not looking good

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto right now is $1,532. Betty Hodgkins pays $896. Her building has an outdoor gazebo, regular euchre nights, holiday lunches and dance lessons, plus free ESL classes for residents who want to improve their English. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $2,037. David Demchuk pays… Read More

Bixi expanding service area by relocating stations

Toronto will be the first Canadian city to maintain their BIXI bike rental services throughout the winter months. At the same time, it will be expanding its service area by relocating some stations. “We are quite excited,” said Michel Philibert, director of communications for BIXI. “In Washington, their system runs all year long. But Toronto… Read More

Vertical Toronto: The high life

Toronto is a city with its head firmly planted in the clouds. Instead of building out, the city now aims for the sky. The rental apartment and office tower booms of the Œ70s and Œ90s have been followed by a highrise condo boom that is creating a buzz around the world. Some 140 condo towers… Read More

SOLD: 10 Enroutes Street, Toronto

http://youtu.be/6dJ9wsdHmyw Gorgeous, Modern 3 Bedroom Upper Beach Estates Semi-Detached House, Single Car Garage & Long Private Drive. Large Fenced Yard With Patio Area For Entertaining. Hardwood Floors In Living Room. Eat-In Kitchen, Granite Countertop, Stainless Steel Appliances, Lots Of Storage Space. Master Suite On 3rd Floor Has Walk-In Closet & Ensuite Bath With Soaker Tub…. Read More

Olympic bid an economic boost, councillor says

Toronto should take a close look at bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, says Councillor Michael Thompson, chair of council’s economic development committee. “There’s no doubt that it’s extremely exciting when you talk about Olympic opportunities,” said Thompson, who recently spoke to a senior official of the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016. Thompson… Read More

The Fixer: More signs for cruise ship terminal than boats

Believe it or not, Toronto has a cruise ship terminal, along with lots of signs to prove it. Cristina Monteiro asked why the city doesn’t take down signs in the port lands for the Rochester ferry, since the ill-fated service sunk in 2005 under a sea of debt and a lack of interest. We reported… Read More

Toronto during the war: Heartbreak, dancing, and hold the silk stockings

Wynne McCuish checked her mailbox like teenage girls check their iPhones. Incessantly. A young model in Toronto during World War II, she had fallen in love with her childhood friend, who was serving overseas. He was a dreamy blonde, with the looks of Brad Pitt and Robert Redford, long before they even had looks. “I… Read More

A tailor-made niche in the menswear market

The guy standing outside the Green Shag shop on Toronto’s funky Queen Street West strip seems to say it all: Wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, his arms multicoloured sleeves of tattoos, he’s checking messages on his iPhone. And whether or not he’s about to walk in, Green Shag’s ability to convince someone like him… Read More