Toronto Neighbourhoods

Teaching Newcomers How to Complain

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Impact
Danielle S. McLaughlin

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.

House Hunting in a Good School District? It's Going to Cost You

Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business
Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp

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.

Toronto Doesn't Have Just One Housing Market

Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Business
Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp

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.

Sorry Yuppies, Toronto Will Not Be Gentrified

Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Business
Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp

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.

Some Toronto Neighbourhoods Are Better For Your Heart Than Others

CBC | Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada Living

A new study suggests that where you live may be a contributing factor when it comes to assessing your risk of cardiac arrest. ...

Top 7 Local Spots in Toronto's Roncesvalles

Erin Scholz | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Scholz

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 Ti...