March 31st, 2010 | Real Estate
Qualifying for a mortgage is becoming more difficult, interest rates are set to rise, and buyers don't know whether to lock in for the long term or go with a variable financing package. Read more here. ~Steven Read Full Entry
Have you ever been in the midst of one project only to be distracted into starting another? In the world of housing and home it's extremely easy to fall victim to this. It just happened to me. With a new season of crocuses and daffodils peeking their way out of the soil, the urge to… Read Full Entry
Photo: Batifole Batifole 744 Gerrard Street East 416-462 9965 Last week my friend Steven and I went out for dinner to celebrate his recent move into Riverdale, the relaxed friendly central east-side neighbourhood that runs south of The Danforth towards Queen Street's newly re-named Riverside Neighbourhood, just east of the Don Valley.… Read Full Entry
For those of you who dream of waking up in a streamlined modular post and beam glass box overlooking a crystal clear lake, a field of daisies, or a Precambrian rocky outcropping of the Georgian Shield, check out Dan Molenaar's brilliant vacation home site ideal for we Torontonians! I'm drooling!… Read Full Entry
Ok, so I can finally afford to liberate my dependency on garage sales, auctions and Ikea to furnish my home, but I'm not quite ready to leap into the couture furnishing world. I don't know why, but I just can't justify shopping at The Art Shoppe where $10,000 gets you a… Read Full Entry
My friend Sara adores the neighbourhood of Yonge and Eglinton. She sums up the vibe by pointing out there are six Starbucks within walking distance from Yonge 'n Eg, and between each of them are great shops operated by caring personable entrepreneurs. Along squeaky-clean streets (with virtually no cracks in the… Read Full Entry
Giancarlo's Wine Bar
593 College Street
Phone: 416-533-9619 Last weekend I enjoyed some sparkling conversation and spot-on tasty plates at Giancarlo's Wine Bar on College Street - the renovated storefront with the new contemporary wooden half arched entry and glass door. Have you seen it? It opened last… Read Full Entry
Ever since my friend Dafna found the perfect place to purchase in Kensington Lofts in, where else, Kensington Market, we've been checking out the local cafes as a way to keep in touch and expand our culinary horizons.
For those unfamiliar with this chock-a-block retail and residential… Read Full Entry
Last week I had a beautiful floor-to-ceiling bookshelf nine feet tall installed in my study. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I've never completely unpacked my book and cd collection in over the decade I've lived here. Now I finally can.
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The gorgeousness of this week reminds us of indulging in a sunny respite -- a JAW-DROPPING sunny respite, where the land is parched and you can hug some of the oldest trees in the world (carefully). We could stay here year-round...forever. Thanks to Jake for sending this gem of gems to… Read Full Entry