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PROPERTY PERSPECTIVES 029: Will the bubble burst?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017

Answers to some questions you may have about East York’s real estate market With spring in the air not only is home renovation season is underway, it’s also a time of year many people consider looking for a new house while others are looking to sell.  There are several questions you may have about what is happening with the East York real estate market. What’s happening here in East York? We live in BOOM town.  There is plenty of room for price improvement.  The gentrification of shops and restaurants that is happening along the Danforth and on some of the interior streets is very exciting.  The transit, roadways, great schools, parks, the Taylor Creek Ravine, the hospital, it’s all here ready and waiting.  Subject of course to bylaws and codes, many East York homes hold potential for the addition...

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EY seniors support worker wins Canada-wide company award

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

A seniors’ support care worker with an East York company that helps seniors to continue living at home has won recognition as top Canadian employee of the firm. Verna Edwards, who provides a variety of in-home services for seniors through the local East York-based franchise Home Instead Senior Care, was chosen as “CAREgiver of the Year” for Canada last month, the company recently announced. The nine-year veteran of the local firm, located on Woodbine Ave., now becomes one of seven regional finalists for the “Mary Steibel CAREGiver of the Year” award, the network’s top caregiving honour, which will be presented at its annual international convention in Omaha, Nebraska from April 26-28, a company press release adds. The company’s owner, Colin Macdonald, said he was proud to see Edwards recognized for her “compassionate service and commitment to older adults,” to...

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EY MOMENTS 026: Keep your fitness resolution and give yourself some love

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017

The New Year is here and 2017 can be your best year ever —whatever kind of promises you made to improve your health and wellbeing.  I’m lucky, because I had already started attending Main Fitness at the end of 2016, taking part in yoga teacher training. Main Fitness is located on Main Street just below Gerrard St. E., and has been in operation for over 12 years, previously known as Main Street Cardio. Charlene Sullivan was the original founder of the studio and has a nation-wide following as a nutritional advisor and rehab expert.  Gudrun Hardes, who heads up the yoga teacher training program, joined Charlene as partner 10 years ago. Gudrun is certified in many disciplines, but yoga’s where her passion lies.  In fact, she loves it so much she also runs WSUP Toronto during the summer months...

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PROPERTY PERSPECTIVES 026: Tips for making your small EY home feel a lot larger

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

Owning an East York home doesn’t mean it needs to feel cramped. Incorporate these simple design updates into your home to give it a more open, spacious feel.   Crystal Clear Help your home feel more spacious with glass. Whether you choose glass for a staircase railing, an entryway room divider or a small bathroom, using glass can be a phenomenal way to make a small space feel larger than it is. Replacing barriers with clear, frosted or textured glass will make a contemporary statement while the added flow of light helps tie your square footage into one larger room.  Mirror, Mirror On The Wall While they reflect light, mirrors also add the illusion of depth to a room. Make any room seem larger than it is by installing a large decorative mirror, or arrangement of several mirrors on...

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 024: Birders and naturalists will love gifts from Urban Nature store

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016

If you’re having trouble deciding what to buy the person on your holiday gift list who has everything but loves birds and nature, the Urban Nature store at 939 Eglinton Avenue East (in the plaza at Brentcliffe Road) might be the solution for you.

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2016

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