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Benefit Concert Tonight to Fight Queen-Woodbine Condo Developments

September 25, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Real Estate Blog

WHEN — Wednesday, September 25th @ 7:30 pm

WHERE — St. Aidan’s Church in the Beach — Corner of Queen St. E. and Silverbirch Ave.

                  70 Silverbirch Ave.

                  Toronto, Ontario

Cost :  $20.00 per ticket — $15.00 for student/seniors. – available at the door on the evening of the concert.

 WHY:  To help raise money for the GBNA to fight a BIG BOX condo develpopment planned for the Corner of Queen and Woodbine.  The GBNA will be going to the Ontario Municipal Board on October 7th (to stop/change the development) — and this concert is part of the Fundraising campaian of this endeavour —

BUT IT WILL ALSO BE A GREAT CONCERT!! –  A big thank you to those who have already purchased tickets

Concert to Battle Big Box Condos in The Beach

September 23, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

Beatle Ballads featuring Martin Gladstone and Frank Caruso

WHEN — Wednesday, September 25th @ 7:30 pm

WHERE — St. Aidan’s Church in the Beach — Corner of Queen St. E. and Silverbirch Ave.

                  70 Silverbirch Ave.

                  Toronto, Ontario

Cost :  $20.00 per ticket — $15.00 for student/seniors. – available at the door on the evening of the concert.

           (or you can let us know by e-mailing us martinandfrank@gmail.com and let us know how many you  would like — and you can pay for them at the door)

WHY:  To help raise money for the GBNA to fight a BIG BOX condo develpopment planned for the Corner of Queen and Woodbine.  The GBNA will be going to the Ontario Municipal Board on October 7th (to stop/change the development) — and this concert is part of the Fundraising campaian of this endeavour —

BUT IT WILL ALSO BE A GREAT CONCERT!! –  A big thank you to those who have already purchased tickets

See you there — and feel free to pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested.

 

 

 

 

 

Paws in the Park Today at Woodbine Park

September 22, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

For dog lovers,  This is a Humane Society event hosted by TV personality Carla Collins.  check out www.pawsinthepark.com for more information

Beech Avenue Home Overrun With Cats and Junk

September 19, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog

Unfortunately the City says it can’t do much about it.  Meanwhile the neighbours have to live with the smell and problem that won’t go away.  Here’s the story that appeared in today’s Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/09/18/cat_hoarding_in_the_beaches_city_of_toronto_says_options_limited.html

Leslie Street Closures at Lakeshore

September 18, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

Good afternoon,

As a reminder,  the first sectional closure of Leslie Street is scheduled to begin after evening rush hour tonight (Sept 18).  Leslie Street will be closed from Lake Shore Blvd to the middle of the plaza intersection on Leslie Street, in order  to upgrade underground infrastructure.

New temporary right-in and right-out accesses to the north side Lake Shore plazas will be opened for westbound access from  Lake Shore Blvd.   A number of safety measures will be placed on site, such as additional lighting, signage, and flag persons. Specific signage will alert motorists that they must yield to pedestrians and cyclists.

Please see the attached construction notice, or visit http://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Projects/Leslie_Barns/news.jsp for additional details of the upcoming work, including a routing change to the 83 Jones Bus.

Sincerely,

 

 

Elizabeth Garkowski & Niki   Angelis

Community   Liaison Officers — Leslie Barns

Engineering,   Construction and Expansion | Toronto Transit Commission

1258   Queen Street East, Toronto ON M4L 1C3

Community   Office Hours: Weekdays 9a.m.-5p.m., evenings by appointment

416.981.7360| lesliebarns@ttc.ca | @TTCLeslieBarns

Please consider the environment before   printing this e-mail   ü

 

All Insurance Policies Are Not The Same

September 18, 2013 in Legal Advice Blog

All Home Insurance Policies are Not the Same

This is a cautionary tale.

My friends lived in hotels for one whole year before getting their house back. They chose to use their own contractor instead of the contractor that the insurance company preferred. As a result, they paid the contractor directly, using savings or borrowed money.

The insurance company has made some payments to my friends, but only after long and protracted hassling.  Before they will pay the difference, the insurance company must come to an agreement with my friends on the value of the loss . They still have not settled.

What is Home Insurance?

In a nutshell home insurance is a policy you get to

  • cover losses of property contents
  • provide funds to repair damage caused to your property and
  • provide you with liability coverage should someone get hurt on your property.

There are a multitude of choices out there and they are all not created equal. Everyone needs home insurance in order to close a purchase or a refinancing.

Choosing the Right Insurance

I dare say that many people choose insurance on the basis of price alone. I suggest that this is a mistake. Certainly, cost is a factor. However, there are other equally important considerations, such as:

  1. What is covered?
  2. If some coverages are optional, what are the additional costs?
  3. What is excluded from coverage?
  4. What is the deductible should you have a claim?
  5. If you do have a claim, which insurance companies work with you and which ones present more adversarial challenges?

Insurance is an intangible. That is one of the reasons why people don’t like to pay for it. The contents of a policy are just so many words on a page — until something happens that gives rise to a claim. It is only then, when your coverage is put to the test, that you find out how good your coverage is.

My best advice to you is simple: do your homework. I also suggest that you seek out an independent insurance broker. Independent insurance brokers almost always represent more than one insurance company. They ask questions and can be very helpful sorting out the differences between policies. Pick the company and the policy and the coverage that best meets your needs. My best wish for you is also simple: that you pay for peace of mind and never have to make a claim.

The foregoing is intended for information purposes only and is not legal advice.

Hell’s Angels Open Retail Outlet in Neighbouring Leslieville

September 18, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog

If you’re a lover of items with skulls and bones, or just a motorcycle enthusiast, here’s your chance to own a piece of the most feared biker gang.  The Hell’s Angels have opened a retail outlet on Carlaw Avenue, just steps away from their clubhouse that was busted about five years ago.  Here’s the article that appears in today’s Toronto Star.  http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/09/17/hells_angels_set_up_shop_in_leslieville.html

 

Public Meeting Tonight Re: Queen-Woodbine Condo Developments

September 17, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Real Estate Blog

The meeting will be held at Kew Beach Public School, Kippendavie Aveue, just south of Queen at 7:30pm.

Beware of Telephone Scam

September 16, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog

Police are warning residents to be aware of a telephone scam where the caller claims they’re from MPAC and seeking personal information.  See link to Beach Metro News for this story and other alerts on our community newspaper’s Police Beat.

http://www.beachmetro.com/2013/09/10/police-beat-9/

 

Public Meeting re Queen-Woodbine Condo Proposals

September 14, 2013 in Latest Community News Blog, Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Real Estate Blog

Tuesday Sept.17th, 7:30 pm.  Kew Beach Public School on Kippendavie south of Queen. For more info visit http://www.gbna-toronto.com/