Bosley Realestate

January 2011

Interior Design Show 2011 Recap

January 31st, 2011 | House And Home

Right now winter has its grip on Toronto. And its near-strangling us! The Arctic deep freeze has brought heaps of snow, salty roads, slushy sidewalks, and icicles hanging from every eavestrough like icy claws slashing at unsuspecting passers-by. Brrrr. On the streets our teeth chatter and our bodies shiver enroute to locations offering hot steaming caffeinated beverages which stave our Canadian desire to hibernate. To fight off the… Read Full Entry

Come Up To My Room

January 29th, 2011 | City LivingQueen West

Don't forget to catch The Gladstone Hotel's (pics from their site) 8th annual "Come Up To My Room" Exhibition this weekend. Love It! As the official CUTMR website says "Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event. This year’s show, curated by Jeremy Vandermeij and… Read Full Entry

Understated Innovative Architecture

January 28th, 2011 | House And Home

While there is no denying that an amazing site can elevate any building, I still believe an essential key to successful residential architecture is to keep the form simple. the materials natural and the design humble...and by this I mean creating a structure that doesn't scream "Look at Me!". This 2400 square foot three bedroom… Read Full Entry

Welcoming Habitat For Humanity

January 26th, 2011 | House And HomeReal EstateRenovating The Movie House LoftCollege Street/Little Italy

Back in 1999 (see photo above), after three years of a detailed retrofit, the third adaptive reuse conversion I was engaged on became registered as 'The Movie House' condominium. Located in Toronto's Little Italy on the northwest corner of College Street and Euclid Avenue, this former Metropolitan Review Cinema became an intimate 18 unit… Read Full Entry

Spring Summer 2011 Forecast

January 24th, 2011 | Real EstateStyle Enhancement StagingUrbaneer's Real Estate Forecasts

First, for your listening and viewing pleasure, here's the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Spring 2011 show - can you tear yourself away from those models to read this?  For those of you who are wondering why I occasionally toss in some fashion here at the blog, let it be… Read Full Entry

Pizzeria Libretto On Ossington

January 20th, 2011 | City LivingLittle Portugal

My pal Todd and I decided to grab some lunch for a quick yaketty-yak catch-up and, when I asked him where he would like to go he replied with the very suggestion that was on the tip of my tongue....Pizzeria Libretto on Ossington! In perfect unison we admitted we felt… Read Full Entry

The Green House Is No Longer A Solarium

January 17th, 2011 | House And HomeLifestyle

One of the next dreams I'm going to manifest is a Green House, but I don't mean a place to grow tomatoes. I mean a residence which has a heck of a lot more sustainability than the majority of urban architecture. Having spent almost two decades engaged in the design, redevelopment, and sales of adaptive reuse… Read Full Entry

Home Sweet Temporary Home

January 14th, 2011 | House And HomeRenovating The Movie House LoftStyle Enhancement Staging

Three days ago I was up to my eye balls in stress while a barrage of boxes and furniture negotiated by three strapping movers crossed the threshold of my temporary vintage apartment in The Annex. As each mover passed I barked the room where each item was destined and, to… Read Full Entry

Fantastic El Cheapo Movers

January 12th, 2011 | House And Home

As a realtor I've been hesitant to refer a moving company for quite some time. I've learned that any firm is only as good as its employees, and in an industry with an enormous turnover of staff, it makes it risky choosing who to hire. However, despite the company's name which I… Read Full Entry

Smooth Move, I Hope

January 7th, 2011 | Real Estate

First, one of the joys of blogging is finding pics that appropriately convey what you're trying to say. Once I had decided to call this blog 'Smooth Move' I googled my title and these were four of many images that came up in the search engine. My apologies in advance if I'm using your photo… Read Full Entry