Bosley Realestate

December 2011


December 31st, 2011 | Travel

We Canucks love our Ann Murray, whose musical talent is highlighted in her great hit 'Snowbirds'. Click her album cover above to enjoy her saucy singing whilst reading today's post. Over the years Canadians have come to be colloquially called 'Snowbirds', given our frequent need to escape the arctic temperatures of our winter hinterland in search… Read Full Entry

December 2011 Home Of The Month - Dupont & Ossington

December 28th, 2011 | Buy Of The Month

Welcome to's Home Of The Month. This feature provides a snap shot of what's Buyers have recently bought in the City of Toronto. In a City where housing prices have continued to escalate for 14 of the past 15 years, locating a freehold house in a convenient location within proximity to… Read Full Entry

Happy Holidays

December 24th, 2011 | LifestyleTravel

A couple of nights ago I returned from a joyous week with my family in Victoria. Nothing beats being in their company... golly do we laugh a lot! Here's a couple of quintessential Holiday snaps from quaint Victoria! Wishing You All A Happy Holiday! ~ Steven Read Full Entry

E11even For A Bite

December 23rd, 2011 | City LivingRestaurantsSt. Lawrence Market

Early last night I had drinks and appetizers at E11even Restaurant in the heart of the Sports and Entertainment District, right next to Maple Leaf Square at 15 York Street, a short stroll from the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Amidst the 'Bright Lights Big City' crush of rush hour and the streams… Read Full Entry

Tackling The Property Tune-Up

December 20th, 2011 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

In our last instalment I revealed the process by which my friend James (now a fab fellow associate here at Bosley) and I searched, identified and purchased the right income property for us in idyllic Charlottetown. Click HERE to read the last post. In this post, James and I want to share our… Read Full Entry

Stains On My Window

December 15th, 2011 | House And HomeReal Estate

As a lover of architecture and art history, I am entranced by vintage stained glass. Whether it's the majestic rose of a Gothic church or a wee transom in a modest Victorian rowhouse, I think antique stained glass windows are enchantingly elegant. However, I don't think this way about modern faux stained glass that is a film you attach… Read Full Entry

Kalendar Cafe On College Street

December 12th, 2011 | City LivingRestaurantsCollege Street/Little Italy

There's no doubt that Kalendar Cafe at 546 College Street is one of the most romantic date destinations in Little Italy. The two vintage rooms each have a relaxed charm that make the place quaint, endearing and intimate. Plus they make the most delicious Orange Ginger Carrot Soup! These days I'm loving their nod… Read Full Entry

Oh So Excited! Sculpture

December 9th, 2011 | City LivingHouse And HomeRecommended ReadsCollege Street/Little ItalyQueen West

Text Alert! OMG. I'm Oh So Excited! I spontaneously indulged myself with a delicious piece of Canadian Sculpture from Troy Seidman at Caviar20. Check out this 26" steel and enamelled sunburst sculpture hand-made in Quebec in the 1970's.   This isn't the first piece I've purchased from curator Troy. Check out his online shop by clicking HERE for other… Read Full Entry

Peek-A-View 7

December 8th, 2011 | Renovating The Movie House LoftCollege Street/Little Italy

Would you like it on the rocks or neat? In my world, the consumate host is always prepared to pour you precisely your favourite drink. This stems from an early age when my neighbours demonstrated their roles as Perfect Hosts to this impressionable boy. Click HERE for that tale and how it's influenced my love… Read Full Entry

Termites For Our Anniversary

December 2nd, 2011 | Healthy HomeReal EstateDufferin Grove / Bloorcourt VillageKing West / Niagara / Liberty VillageThe DanforthLeslieville/RiversideRiverdale / Playter EstatesCabbagetown / CorktownSt. Lawrence MarketCollege Street/Little ItalyLittle PortugalQueen WestWallace/Emerson & Brockton VillageRoncesvalles Village

Recently I was both charmed and horrified when a pair of my fab newlywed buyers gave me a gift as a 'One year Anniversary'. As I accepted their delicious sweets and treats (Hello Wine!), they saw a look of confusion pass across my face. I couldn't compute how they had only recently got married… Read Full Entry