Monthly Archives: February 2009

Cabbagetown: Darrell Kent Remembered

This is my favorite photo of Darrell Kent. It was taken only minutes before he died, 20 years ago. He was on holiday in Brazil, had a drink in one hand, a cigarette in the other and minutes later had a massive aneurysm that took his life. He had been living with a Brain tumour for

CMHC: The Toronto Real Estate Scene

This morning at the Toronto Condo Network meeting our guest was Dana Senagama, Senior Market Analyst for Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation who presented a report on the GTA  Housing Market 2009/10 . Please pardon the point form but here are some of the notes that I took on issues discussed: Resale Market: CMHC is predicting a 20%

Cabbagetown: The Latest News From Regent Park

There is a recently updated site by Toronto Community Housing with all the information you would like to know and are asking about Regent Park . There is a lot of information so enjoy spending some time getting the scoop. Here is the link to the Condominium project by Daniels at Dundas and Parliament called

Cabbagetown Clips: Steve Brearton Discusses Winchester School

This is a Cabbagetown Clip of area father Steve Brearton discussing Winchester School and why he and his partner Liz have chosen to school their children in the Cabbagetown neighbourhood.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqQm5QDghWw[/youtube]

The Canadian Economy: An Outsider's Viewpoint

Fareed Zacharia of CNN has written an article for February’s Newsweek that is a must read for all Canadians, especially our “naysayers”. It is in the US Edition and is called a Worthwhile Canadian Initiative. It is an outsider’s view of the Canadian Banking system and the Canadian Economy in general.  I suggest you have a read and

Cabbagetown Clips: Steve Brearton Speaks about Living in Cabbagetown

This is the first in a series of clips that focus on the ups and downs of living in a diverse urban community. Steve Brearton, husband, and father of three great boys chats about his experiences living in the Cabbagetown Area. Steve has also being involved in the area schools and in the next few clips will

Mayor Miller's Recession Budget? What About Cuts First?

Allison Hanes of Posted Toronto (the National Post Web Site) has an article about the City of Toronto’s Recession Budget…I thought in a recession we were supposed to curtail our spending? Everyone I know has, except Toronto City Hall… Check out the list of the interesting numbers at the bottom of her post. It is time

What's In A Real Estate Blog??

About six months ago, I started blogging and have really enjoyed the process. It gives me a chance to put down in writing and in an organized fashion some of the questions I get asked on a regular basis. As the day progresses, I make a mental note to settle my thoughts on the issues that

BlogTO Post about the new City of Toronto Development Status Site

There is a great post out by BlogTO. It is all about the launch on February 3rd of a Development Update Site by the City of Toronto. It gives you the Development Status of projects around the City and is a great resource, long needed, for citizens to keep up with what is happening, or

Toronto Boulevard / Front Yard Parking Information

The Toronto Real Estate Board had a great post on the MLS System that is important for all homeowners in the City with Boulevard or Front Yard Parking. At last, The City of Toronto has made information on properties that are licensed for “Front Pad” parking on its web site. However, please note that “The

What's Really New About Web 2.0?

At a recent MLS and Technology Council Forum in Quebec City the focus was Web 2.0 and its place in the future of Real Estate. There was lots of great discussions about adapting Agent, Corporate and Board/Association products to Web 2.0, looking at consumer habits, how they were changing with Social Networking and could organized