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Neighbourhoods are always in a constant state of flux -- real estate developers continuously build new communities, cities enhance public spaces and, as neighbourhoods evolve, the population begins to change over time.
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September 20. It was an ordinary Tuesday, at least it started out that way. The sun was shining, I worked on a writing assignment in the morning and then I went shopping for a birthday gift. I returne...
Check your 6ix, Torontonians!
From the artists drawing on the sidewalk with pastels, to the street performers, psychics, jazz bands standing on the corner playing for tuition, punks, skaters, and the truly fashionable, Toronto's Queen Street West explodes with individuals, artists, writers, musicians and creative freedom.
I heard a story this week about a civics lesson. It did not take place in a high school. It was a lesson both learned and taught by some elderly newcomers who were participants in a civic awareness project. Along with learning to speak English and finding out about the systems and the laws of Canada, these folks are being challenged to engage with their new communities.
The first step in any home search always involves a discussion with the client about what is most important to them in a new home. But if you're basing your decision on where to buy your family home on what neighbourhoods do well on standardized testing, it's almost certainly going to cost you.
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We constantly hear headlines proclaiming the 'Toronto Housing Market' is this or that, but in fact, each neighbourhood within the city has its own housing market, as unique as its culture. Understanding the many factors that shape housing prices in each of these markets, as well as knowing where prices are trending, is an important part of a successful home purchase.
Buying a property in a neighbourhood that is in the early stages of such a process is generally considered one of the best ways to build equity in terms of real estate investments. The media constantly runs stories along these lines. Unfortunately however, they couldn't possibly be further from the truth.
A new study suggests that where you live may be a contributing factor when it comes to assessing your risk of cardiac arrest. The study, done by researchers at Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital, focus...
Whenever i've sat down to write something for the dear HuffPost, truth is, I've always wanted to write about my own neighbourhood. Now that the NY Times has gone and done just that I figure, "Why not?...