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Urbaneer News

// August 2019


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One of the true indulgences of the lazy days of summer is that you get to slow down and enjoy all the small moments and savour the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. It’s all a treat - the flavours, the breeze, the longer days, and the permission to pause and take it all in. Even so, as summer winds down, fall is still always a welcome visitor, because it comes with comfort food, majestic colour, and the chance to tackle our to-do lists with renewed vigour! For now, enjoy the dog days of summer, Toronto!

Homewatch News: How To Embrace Biophilia In Your Home

With summer still in full bloom and the harvest season not far off, Canadians are spending as much time as they can outdoors, celebrating our lush landscape! So what is it about camping amongst the trees or cottaging lakeside that feels so peaceful and tranquil? The answer is in our body's response to vegetation and being amongst other living, growing things! When that concept is translated indoors to become part of architecture and design, it's called Biophilia!
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Urbaneer’s Toronto Real Estate Forecast 2019: Part One

Welcome to’s most recent shelter prognostication - my Toronto Real Estate Forecast for the latter half of 2019! I'm going to take a little bit of a different approach in this edition. In this first part, I'll explore the Provincial and Federal governments' efforts since spring 2017 to dampen demand and diffuse the potentiality of a housing bubble with the introduction of housing policies has reshaped the Toronto real estate market, including my belief it funnelled a disproportionate number of buyers into lower price points, forcing them to compete for an already constrained supply of property which has exacerbated our housing affordability crisis.

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12 Recent Adaptive Reuse, Live/Work, Storefront & Coach House Conversion Sales In Toronto

Typically, the adaptive reuse of a structure - usually constructed in the past 150 years previously used for commercial use, industrial production, or as horse stables - often built of brick and sometimes poured concrete - reflect the demand and growth for residential or live/work lofty living since the 1970s. Favoured by creative types for their size, open floor plates, and utility as idea incubators, these non-residential buildings often feature high ceilings and large windows, doors and/or skylights. Their expansive volumes often provide excellent natural light and good airflow too. The gems featured here are the types of properties that rarely come to market, which is partly why I had to search the past 30 months of sales to document these 12 examples.

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Dear Urbaneer:What Should I Know About Light Pollution?

This month, I am helping a reader wondering about the growing problem of light pollution and the impact on mental and physical health for homeowners. While having the ability to shed light on demand has no doubt elevated the convenience and comfort of our lives, there has been negative fallout too. There is an impact on ecosystems around the world, with nocturnal species relying on darkness to live. It has impacted the circadian rhythms with humans, interfering with sleep and other biological functions. It has also created a disconnection between us and the night sky, which is an important connection to nature.

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August 2019 - Home Of The Month - The Pocket

These Buyers had a wish list which was by no means unreasonable: an upgraded or renovated 3bed future-family-friendly home, preferably with finished basement - ideally in the central west end (although open to the east side) - having a separate garage which could be used as a workshop for upwards of $1,100,000. At the time of our meeting last summer there were a handful of properties which had recently sold meeting these criteria, and given there with indications the market was stable and possibly cooling, it seemed feasible. However, the one mitigating factor which was a bit of a wild card was finding a property with a suitable garage which, in the central core, is surprisingly rare.

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Latest Listings

A Hide ‘N Seek Sanctuary In The Beach

Offered at $1,799,000

You know you are in for something impressive when the lengthy list of a home’s features read like chapters in a riveting "I can't put this down" novel! This makes sense when you consider the custom tailoring that has transformed 160 Kenilworth Avenue into a bespoke residence. Originally constructed in 1929, this handsome Edwardian residence evokes the English charm of an enchanting fairy tale. Perched at the end of the fork in the road at the top of the hill on the dead end cul-de-sac portion of Kenilworth Avenue, this hidden oasis is tucked amidst a copse of mature trees. In fact, it's almost like a 'secret garden', Substantially transformed over the past 16 years, from the front door the entertainment space unfolds into a series of articulated zones for living spanning almost fifty feet in length.

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Two Short Term Rentals In Prime Riverdale, Steps To Danforth: Rent for MAIN $3500/month & UPPER $2444/month

The Garden Suite has just been refreshed into a modern furnished dwell. With a luxe kitchen (stainless steel appliances + Caesarstone counters), an upgraded bath with rain shower, and two bespoke bedrooms, this designer renovation incorporates original 60s teak furnishings with custom contemporary appointments. Well-crafted and well-executed, the suite offers a covered outdoor terrace with a gas barbecue, one car surface parking and laundry facilities in the lower level. Fitted with quality linens, stereo, Wi-Fi, and flat screen TV, this heart-grabbing space is well-suited to those seeking temporary accommodations including corporate relocations. The Upper Suite, an unfurnished two-bedroom hideaway, is also available for lease!

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Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage


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