Heating season: 9 Tips to Keep Warm & Financially Flush This Winter

Living in a high demand city doesn’t come cheap! It is no surprise to anyone who lives in Toronto that the 2018 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, listed Toronto high on the list of most expensive [Read entire story]

M’eat Resto-Butcher

"Meat-forward" is a hot buzzword that's being thrown around Toronto more often these days and the Riverside and Leslieville area has caught on to the craze. This offering is from newcomer to the east end: M'eat Resto [Read entire story]

Toronto October 2018 Market Report: Sales Up, Listings Down

Leaves might be falling but sales on the rise across all segments in the Toronto real estate market. In a year-over-year comparison, sales were up 6 per cent in October 2018 in comparison to October 2017. Exactly [Read entire story]

DaiLo

DaiLo is the child of Chef Nick Liu and is his take of New Asian Cuisine—predominantly Chinese fare following French traditions. Much of his menu is inspired by Liu’s childhood—when he ate the Hakka cuisine of his [Read entire story]

Toronto’s Culinary Scene: Interview with Chef Yamamoto (Konjiki Ramen)

Chef Atsushi Yamamoto grew up eating ramen noodles in his homeland of Japan and sought to perfect them with his culinary prowess later on, opening his first award-winning ramen joint in Tokyo in 2006. Toronto got a [Read entire story]

How to Get a Mortgage if You Don’t Qualify

The new mortgage rule changes that came into effect at the beginning of this year could disqualify 10 per cent of the home buyers who already have a 20 per cent-or-more down payment ready. Because of the new rules, [Read entire story]

Toronto September 2018 Market Report: Fall Market Starting

Fall market is here in full swing. GTA Realtors reported 6,455 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2018. It makes 1.9 per cent more than last year in September. The average price was also slightly up (2.9 per [Read entire story]

Lamanna’s Bakery

It's been said that Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods, and within every neighbourhood are gems that have often remained "locals only" knowledge. Now that we have the internet, we're able to explore far outside the [Read entire story]

Konjiki Ramen

Konjiki Ramen is the first overseas Ramen joint opened by Atsushi Yamamoto, the famous and award winning chef who started the original, Konjiki Hototogisu, in Shibuya, a special ward in Tokyo in 2006. It sits at 5051 [Read entire story]

Toronto’s Culinary Scene: Interview with Chris Watton (The Sidekick)

Leslieville has really come into its own as a community thanks to super hero small businesses like The Sidekick – a coffee and comics café bringing freshly brewed high-quality coffee, great reads, and a welcoming [Read entire story]

Toronto August 2018 Market Report: Great Summer for Real Estate

This summer has been a really great season for the Toronto market. Sales were on the rise as many buyers decided to get into the market when effects of the new mortgage rules started to wear off.  For June and [Read entire story]

Pie Bar

Pie Bar was founded in 2017 and is the first, and currently the only, pizzeria by Fab Restaurants. Fab also owns various pub and kitchens in Toronto such as Murphy’s Law and Urban Tavern. The Italian eatery sticks to [Read entire story]

Buying Real Estate in Canada Without Citizenship

Canadian cities, particularly Toronto and Vancouver, are ranked as some of the most desirable in the world. Socialized healthcare, affordable education, accessible public transit, strikingly beautiful green spaces, and [Read entire story]

Condo Development Watch: The One (1 Bloor West)

Step inside The One, a new development by Mizrahi Developments and designed by Foster + Partners. The 85 storey building is on the intersection of Yonge and Bloor and has amenities ranging from valet parking to an [Read entire story]

Toronto July 2018 Market Report: Summer Market Heating Up

Good news from Toronto! Sales continue to grow across all the segments. TREB reports 6,961 sales in July 2018, which is 18.6 per cent more than last year. Detached homes rose by 26.8 per cent. Townhouses had 21.9 [Read entire story]

Most Unusual Coffee Shops in Toronto

It's hard to throw a rock without hitting a coffee shop in this city, whether it's one of the big name chains or one of the hundreds of independent cafes that are scattered throughout every neighbourhood. Because of this [Read entire story]

Should You Renovate? Most Outdated Condo Design Tips

Whether you’re looking to update your current space for personal enjoyment, or are thinking about diving into a renovation or redesign to prepare your home for sale it can be difficult to know where start and how to the [Read entire story]

Gusto 101

Gusto 101 is a modern take on Southern Italian cuisine. Restaurateur Janet Zuccarini, owner and founder of Gusto 54 restaurant and catering group, opened Gusto 101’s doors in 2012. Gusto 54 also owns names such as [Read entire story]

Toronto June 2018 Market Report: Sales Picking Up After a Rocky Start

Good news from the Toronto real estate market. Sales are finally picking up after many adjustments to government policies that influenced buyers and sellers alike. GTA Realtors reported 8,082 home sales through TREB’s [Read entire story]

How to Make the Most out of Your Toronto Condo Balcony

Having outdoor space in the City of Toronto may seem as rare as the elusive unicorn, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you have a postage stamp square of greenery or a balcony sky high, there are many ingenious [Read entire story]

Convenience

If you've ever wandered the streets late at night between The Gladstone and The Drake, you may have glanced at this neon blue place and wondered, "Why is there a convenience store open at this time? And why?" The reason [Read entire story]

Toronto May 2018 Market Report: New Supply Problem within GTA

There were 7,834 sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System in May 2018. This result was down by 22.2 per cent compared to last year. The low sales activity remained a persistent issue in GTA, with sales in detached and [Read entire story]

How to Make Money on a Toronto Condo Investment

According to TREB Market Watch April 2018, the average price of a detached Toronto home tumbled 14.4 per cent over the last year. Along with declines in the average price of semi-detached homes and townhouses, the [Read entire story]

MayHousing Market Charts Available

May Housing Market Charts Available [Read entire story]

TREB Releases Commercial Market Figures As Reported By GTA REALTORS®

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that TREB Commercial Members reported 210,579 square feet of combined industrial, commercial/retail and office space leased through the TREB MLS® System, on a [Read entire story]

TREB Releases Monthly Market Figures Reported By GTA REALTORS® & New Housing Issues Polling Results

Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,834 sales through TREB's MLS® System in May 2018. This result was down by 22.2 per cent compared to May 2017. [Read entire story]

YORK REGION POLITICIANS WANT A NEW MUNICIPAL LAND TRANSFER TAX GRAB ON HOMEOWNERSHIP

York Region councillors are demanding new tax powers from the province, and they have their eyes set on the municipal land transfer tax (MLTT). If implemented, the tax would add over $15,000 to an average priced York [Read entire story]

Condo Kitchen Trends for 2018 and Beyond

Once upon a time condos were known for their uniform layouts and standard issue kitchens and bathrooms. Today people are demanding more of their condo kitchens, particularly since they have become the entertaining hub in [Read entire story]

Cacao 70

Formerly a Montreal chocolate drinking bar, Cacao 70 has, in the past nine years, exploded into a Canadian chocolate empire. With over 20 stores in Canada and four fronts in Toronto and the GTA, Cacao 70 brings warm [Read entire story]

Downsizing Guide: How to Sell Your House and Find The Perfect Condo

Once upon a time, a big home with a large yard and lots of floor space was a symbol of success. Today many people are finding that ‘living it large’ doesn’t have anything to do with square footage. Empt -nesters, those [Read entire story]

Toronto April 2018 Market Report: Spring Market Slowing Down

The spring real estate market still shows the effects of the Toronto  government policies, which still stopping many Torontonians from entering the market. GTA Realtors reported 7,792 sales through TREB’s [Read entire story]

April Housing Market Charts Available

April Housing Market Charts Available [Read entire story]

TREB Releases Commercial Market Figures As Reported By GTA REALTORS®

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that TREB Commercial Network Members reported 439,206 square feet of combined industrial, commercial/retail and office space leased through the TREB MLS® System, [Read entire story]

TREB Releases Monthly Market Figures Reported By GTA REALTORS®

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,792 sales through TREB's MLS® System in April 2018.  [Read entire story]