May 30, 2015
Coming Soon - 38 Gibson Avenue - Designer Ready!
Right at Yonge and Crescent! 38 Gibson Ave (M5R 1T5), a semi at the end of a dead-end street; literally overlooking Ramsden Park, steps to Rosedale subway, one minute walk to some of the best restos, sports clubs, and shops in the city.
It's a blank canvas - all the dirty work that costs a fortune and no one likes has been done: permits; gutting the place; waterproofing the basement; framing; roof and skylights; new electrical; new plumbing.
All thats required is someone that wants to create their own dream home, with half the cost and a third of the planning and headaches. Construction report by Weenen available.
4 + 1 Bedroom, 2 car parking!!
- New copper plumbing installed throughout.
- New electrical installed throughout house.
- New custom made 'true divided' windows throughout.
- New potlights installed throughout house.
- All framing complete for current floor plan.
- New copper downspots (City has agreed that downspouts can run straight into city system).
- Slate roof on front.
- New Gingers bathtub in master.
- Basement already extended; ready for extension if required.
- Exterior has been completely waterproofed.
- All cement redone to city property line.
- Working fireplace.
- Repointed brickwork.
- Sump pump.
- New porch.
Contact us or Click Here for more info.
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."- Michelangelo
May 27, 2015
Available Now - 20 Scrivener Square Unit #203
One of the most sought after buildings in midtown! In the heart of Summerhill, set back from Yonge Street. Overlooks some of the best sports clubs, restaurants, and 'locals' in Toronto, and it's minutes from TTC, Rosedale, and St Clair. This building has appreciated in value like few others; location, design, convenience!
1685 square feet, 2 bedroom + 2 bathroom - great location, very contemporary space with a great kitchen and fantastic entertaining 'flow'.
Contact us or Click here for more info...
May 21, 2015
Why We Can't Wait For Summer In Toronto
It's hard to miss the green grass and blossoms and above-20 temperatures: finally, it's really spring in Toronto. For us, though, this is just a prelude to early summer, which is one of the best times of year in the city. Every single day brings something new and fun and sometimes a little bit wacky. Here are our anticipatory picks.
We Have the Best Restos! If there's one thing Toronto does well, it's food culture. We've got one of the best and most diverse food cultures in the world (with Scarborough even pipped by The Economist as the world's best ethnic food suburb), from haute foodie hotspots like Bar Isabel and La Societe to uber-cool downtown boites like Hawker Bar and on-trend experiments in food like Junked Food Co, which takes junk food to the next level. Right now, we're in love with the new Annette Food Market in the Junction... and if you need a patio to sit and sip in the sunshine, just go next door to The Good Neighbour, their sister coffee shop.
Food Fest Madness! It's the limited-run festivals and events that really make Toronto's food culture. Take the Toronto Taste event on June 7 in support of Second Harvest Food Bank, where a $250 ticket gets you new and interesting dishes from 50 of the hottest chefs in the city. Or if comfort food is your thing, there's the Mac n' Cheese Festival from June 5-7 in Liberty Park: admission is free, but bring plenty of cash for plenty of mac. There's also the classic annual Toronto Ribfest over Canada Day Weekend, if your love for ribs is greater than your dislike of crowds.
Toronto is Music Central! Several times every summer, Toronto becomes a global destination for music fans. Mega-music-fests have become a trend in the past few years, and Toronto is a great destination. First up is downtown Toronto's best music fest, Field Trip at Fort York and Garrison Common on June 6 and 7, with indie acts like the Arkells, Alabama Shakes and Father John Misty. For the summer's greatest draw, though, you'll have to head a bit past Barrie to Canada's answer to Glastonbury: WayHome in Oro-Medonte. Major music stars like Sam Smith, the Decemberists, Hozier and the legendary Neil Young will be there.
May 19, 2015
Open House Tomorrow - 2 Roxborough, Suite 203
This sun-filled, open concept, south west facing unit features exquisite quality finishes throughout, the perfect pied-a-terre!
- 1074 square feet
- 2 bedroom
- 2 bathroom
- Hardwood and Marble floors
- Granite countertops
- Stainless steel appliances
- Oversized locker plus 1 car parking
Amenities in the building include 24 hour concierge, recreation room, exercise room, & guest suites (available for rent). Steps away to the finest restaurants & cafes, shops, Yorkville,RamsdenPark, and the TTC. This condo offers all the comforts and convenience of the best in city living.
List Price: $799,000
Contact Us for details!
May 12, 2015
May Market Report
It's official: this spring market has set a new Toronto real estate record. Year over year sales in April 2015 were up a spectacular, record-setting 17%; new listings were also up, but only by 5%, which means that we're seeing one of the tightest - and one of the strongest - real estate markets in the city's history. Also record-setting was the year-over-year average price increase of 10%.
Anyone who had doubts about the health of Toronto's condo market should also be heartened by this month's numbers: condos outpaced semi-detached homes in sales, with a year-over-year increase of 16.1%, and showed a very respectable above-inflation average price increase of 5.8%.
Of particular note this month: although the most buyer competition happens around the midpoint of the market, for detached and semi-detached low-rise homes priced around or a little bit under a million dollars, the Toronto luxury real estate market is also incredibly strong. The fact that average price growth outpaced the MLA Home Price Index (10% vs. 8.4%) suggests that a larger proportion of high-end homes changed hands. This is borne out by the Financial Post's report that Toronto has the hottest luxury real estate market in the entire world.
“Demand for ownership housing was very high relative to the number of homes available for sale in April. This situation is not expected to change markedly as we move through the remainder of 2015. Until we experience a sustained period in which listings grow at a faster pace than sales, annual rates of home price growth will remain strong,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.
May 8, 2015
9 Jackes Ave, Unit 401
A modern, chic space in one of Toronto’s finest boutique buildings, this condominium has been transformed into every art enthusiast’s dream home. High ceilings, over 3350 square feet, unobstructed interior sight lines, and exquisitely planned entertaining spaces combine to make this a truly stunning unit. Starting with a build by Shane Baghai, architect Mark Stringer and designer Doug Gill have taken an entire floor and re-designed and replaced every interior element; from creating great spaces to providing state of the art climate, entertainment, and lighting systems, this sun drenched unit with panoramic terrace views will thrill you each and every time you come home. Attention to detail is evident with none other than the finest of contemporary finishes. Minutes from the subway and some of the finest shops and restaurants that Toronto has to offer, 9 Jackes Ave has every element you’ll need for a sumptuous and sophisticated lifestyle.
Listed at: $4,760,000
Click for More Info.
May 7, 2015
Toronto Events in May
To June 22: Books on Film at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
Hosted by CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel, each screening at this festival will include a conversation with a different filmmaker, author or film expert who will discuss the challenges of adaptation.
This year's films include:
May 11 - Allan Scott on Don’t Look Now
June 1 - Irvine Welsh on Trainspotting
June 22 - Phillip Lopate on The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
To May 25: 86'd Mondays at the Drake Hotel
Ivy Knight hosts every Monday night at The Drake Hotel, a series of foodie events. The weekly events usually see a friendly competition between local chefs, whether it is a fight for best guacamole, or best birthday cake or, best pickles, there is always some delicious food to try.
To June 14: Deep Woods at Harbourfront Centre
Over 30 artists from across Canada display their interpretations of the mystery and depth present in the woods that reach across our country. The woods are depicted on film and canvas, creating visions of forests and all the mystery found within them.
May 4, 2015
2 Roxborough Street East #402
This unit is a sun filled, open concept, south east facing 2 bedroom + den. There are 3 bathrooms, and a split floor plan features exquisite quality throughout with gorgeous wraparound balcony facing coveted treelined Chestnut Park Rd. Included with premium Wenge & Walnut Hardwood floors, granite countertops, marble flooring and stainless steel appliances, multiple storage closets, separate laundry room and oversized locker plus 2 car parking & locker.
2 Roxborough Street East is an ideal location; it’s steps from some of the finest shops and restaurants in the city, it’s right on the TTC subway line, a short walk to Yorkville, and it’s across the street from parks, ravines, and lush tree-filled streets. This is a boutique condominium, with only 28 units. Residents have access to 24 hour security, guest suites, recreation, and an exercise room. The best location in the city!
List Price: $1,699,000