Bosley Realestate

October 2010

Autumn Update From The Real Estate Trenches

October 25th, 2010 | Real Estate

When it comes to real estate trenches, this Autumn I'm wearing a light-weight cream number that cuts a square shoulder, cinches at the waist and keeps me dry from all the rain we're having. Lol. Ok, this blog isn't about fashion. If it was, it would be posted by Vince who… Read Full Entry

A Neat Toronto Blog & Retailer

October 20th, 2010 | City LivingRecommended Reads

One of my recently discovered and newly favourite personal blogs is by Juli and John in Toronto called Kitka. They, like myself, are west enders who love design, travel, food and renovation! Although I've only met John briefly I feel like we're kindred spirits...we frequent the same places and share the same aesthetic. Their shop, mjolk,… Read Full Entry

A Sweet Confection Called Salt Point House

October 18th, 2010 | House And Home

If you've been following my blog, you know my design programe at The Button Factory has included the marriage of wood, metal, glass and stone. My philosophy is that the use of natural materials in architecture keeps the built-form rooted in the landscape, so that no matter how extreme the design and configuration might be, the building exudes an… Read Full Entry

Union Restaurant And The Ossington

October 15th, 2010 | City LivingLittle Portugal

Over the past few years Ossington Avenue, once the heart of 'Little Portugal' running north of Queen Street West just beyond Dundas West, has transitioned from the scary turf of feuding Vietnamese gangs into a fashionable feast of music, fashion, food and drink. In fact, it's blossomed into a such a popular mecca of fun the… Read Full Entry

In The Lounge Of Luxury

October 14th, 2010 | House And HomeRejuvenating The Button Factory

Ten months ago I decided to finish my loft in The Button Factory and take it to 'the next level', meaning I was actually going to complete the space and make it more of what I'd always dreamed of rather than what I had settled for. It was an enormous… Read Full Entry

Applause For John Bentley Mays

October 12th, 2010 | House And HomeReal Estate

Every week I look forward to what the Globe and Mail's Architecture Columnist John Bentley Mays will have to say about our city's built form. This insightful gentleman offers a point of view cognizant of the many variables that influence the success or failure of space and place. He explores a structure's materials, scale… Read Full Entry

Happy Thanksgiving Part 2

October 11th, 2010 | City LivingLittle Portugal

Funny, but when I headed out the door earlier today I just knew that, for all my choices, I was going to stroll along Dundas West from Bathurst over to Ossington. This section of Dundas, along with Ossington, has been undergoing a phenomenal transformation over the past couple of years. The short and… Read Full Entry

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 11th, 2010 | City LivingRecommended Reads

I have so much to be thankful for. I just spent a warm weekend hanging out with my best buds Mike and Vince, who have been anchors in my life for over twenty-five years. There's no better way to keep perspective than having your friends rally by your side when you're… Read Full Entry

The Circus Is In Town!

October 7th, 2010 | City Living

After hearing a couple of friends give rave reviews, I've booked tickets to go see the reputedly brilliant Cirque Eloize this weekend with a best pal visiting from New York! I'm so excited. It's at the newly renovated Sony Centre For The Performing Arts only until October 9th! This Quebec based contemporary circus… Read Full Entry

It’s A Scam!

October 7th, 2010 | Real Estate

This is a realtor and his clients' nightmare. As is typical for most realtors representing properties for sale in Toronto, over the past few weeks we've been hosting public weekend Open Houses at one of my listings. No biggie, or at least we thought, right? Now we are near certain we were played as part of a Scam!… Read Full Entry