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Streetcars returning to Kingston Road

May 31, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

After several months of being serviced exclusively by buses, streetcars are returning to a 502 and 503 routes mid-June.

After scarcely 6 months of being serviced exclusively by buses, streetcars

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Bard in a Park transplants Shakespeare into a 1970s

May 31, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

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The Beach’s favourite Shakespeare unit is behind and prepared for another summer of Bard in a Park.

The organisation of East End entertainment lovers’ 12th deteriorate will underline Love’s

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Nominate a subsequent Citizen of a Year

May 31, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

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Nominations are now open for a 2016 Beach Citizen of a Year.

The annual endowment is given to someone who constantly works to make life improved in Ward

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How Long Has This Been Going On?

May 29, 2016 in Real Estate Blog

A couple of weeks ago I met with one of my long-time clients from my first endeavor in real estate, Anna. She has asked me to help her sell a property that’s part of an estate she is acting astrustee for.

Anna said, “Des, do you know it was 30 years ago that you sold me my home? And I’m still there!”

Amazing, I thought. But what was more amazing is that when Anna bought that home back in 1986 for somewhere around $85,000, she had to compete with another offer.

Not much has changed in 30 years except for the property values.  April has been a wild month in Toronto with houses in the most desirable neighbourhoods selling for anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000 over asking.

In most of these cases, my colleagues and I predicted the houses would sell over asking, but who can predict a sale price of a half million dollars over?

Interest rates are low, the economy in Toronto is strong, and the most obvious thing we see is a shortage of good houses on the market in good neighbourhoods.

With the low Canadian dollar, we’re also seeing a considerable amount of foreign investment in Toronto real estate.

Whatever the reasons, it’s a Seller’s market and a great time to cash in or move up in the market.

For my buyers, I just tell them to be patient and not to get carried away with the hype. We’ll find you something in your price range, eventually.

Let’s see what happens over the remainder of the spring market. As a realtor, I’m hoping for a more balanced market with an abundance of inventory where buyers and sellers can actually negotiate.

 

12-year-old lady strike by automobile during Danforth and Pharmacy

May 29, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

Police are looking for some-more information about an occurrence on Sunday involving a 12-year-old lady who was strike by a automobile as she crossed a travel during Danforth and Pharmacy.

In a recover sent out Tuesday evening, Toronto Police Services

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East End veterinarian found guilty of veteran misconduct

May 29, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

Dr. Jonathan Mitelman posted an reparation video to a VetToronto Facebook page after being found guilty of veteran bungle by a College of Veterinarians.

A renouned East End veterinarian has

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Toronto military raid pot dispensaries

May 29, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

Toronto, CAN., 26 May 2016 - Toronto Police, along with city by-law coercion officers, raided several pot dispensaries in The Beach and opposite a city as partial of Project Claudia.
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Guild artists prepared for annual ‘Small Paintings’ show

May 20, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

The Beach Guild of Fine Art’s annual Small Paintings for Small Spaces uncover will take over a Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens on a final weekend in May.

2016 outlines a 19th year for a uncover at

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Celebrating Victoria Day with food

May 20, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

The 24th of May (celebrated in Canada yearly on a final Monday before May 25) is a initial of a much-anticipated summer prolonged weekends – Queen Victoria’s birthday.

It is distinguished with propensity – lodge openings, a initial dip

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Beer? Champagne? Port? There’s a potion for that

May 20, 2016 in Beach Metro Community News

Regardless of either we sip wine, drink or spirits, many folks use a potion of some sort. Following are a many renouned styles for all your favourite drinks.

Most booze lovers will use a potion with a stem. Sure,

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