Shawn Venasse, Sales Representative

The Elli Davis Team 

416 921 1112

Shawn VenasseWelcome to the June 2011 issue of my eNewsletter!


Summer has arrived and we're all going to be spending more time outside. Below, you'll find an article with ten summer party essentials - a little planning goes a long way.  


At the end of July, I'm participating in the Friends for Life Bike Rally - over the course of a week, over 400 people are biking from Toronto to Montreal to raise money for the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation. My goal is to raise $2200 and you'll receive a tax receipt for any donation over $20, but all donations are welcome. If you're able to donate, please click here.  

Referrals are the best compliment you can give! If you, or someone you know, are thinking about selling or buying, please call today!

Shawn Venasse
Sales Representative - ABRŪ
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
416 921-1112 office
416 670-7042 mobile 

Associate to: ELLI DAVIS - #1 Sales Representative in Toronto for 2010 for Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage and #4 Sales Representative in Canada for 2010 for Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage (out of 14,000+ Sales Representatives).

10 Summer Party Essentials


1 A theme: Sure, summer weather is enough reason to throw a party. We've celebrated much less. But why not step it up a notch with a themed soiree? Whether it's inspired by the royal wedding - tea biscuits, finger sandwiches and fascinators, anyone? - or a simple garden party, a theme will help you narrow down the endless menu and decor options. Other themes to try: go monochromatic in black and white, do a retro throwback with Mad Men, prohibition or The Great Gatsby, or embrace your inner hula guy or gal at a Hawaiian luau.

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Best of June Events:  

Luminato: June 10-19


A free concert by kd lang is just one of the highlights of this ten day festival celebrating the arts.

There are dozens of free and ticketed events ranging from a performance by the Joel Plaskett Emergency to a celebration of Arabic films.

Click here for the site and more information
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Mortgage Rates from Michelle Brienza

If you're looking to pre-qualify for a mortage or are looking to renegotiate, I recommend Michelle Brienza.

With her knowledge and experience, she simplifies the mortgage process and will find you the best deal.


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Click here to see current mortgage rates

Michelle can be reached at 416 410 5761 or by email.

Best new design stores in TO



The best new design stores in Toronto might be where you'll find a couch, a vase, a vintage Brownie camera or set of "Thank You" cards, but they won't provide you with any suggestion that we're living through an era of monolithic aesthetic consistency.

Sure, the wind is still blowing from the mid-century modern, but it's identikit: some fab '50s, a bit of Scandinavian Modern, a dash of Mad Men office minimalism and a lot of '70s newlywed style. But the buffed-up junk shop treasures have been returning to our living rooms, heralding, perhaps, a revival of Art Deco or a sudden influx of clutter and Victoriana? We'll see what the next year brings.


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in this issue
:: 10 Summer Party Essentials
:: Luminato
:: Current Mortgage Rates
:: Best New Design Stores in TO
:: Featured Listing: 66 Russell Hill Road
:: Featured Listing: 350 Lonsdale Road

Featured Listing: 
66 Russell Hill Road


Stately South Hill home on magnificent ravine lot with in-ground saltwater pool. Lot widens at rear & backs onto Winston Churchill Park. Early 20th century details include wide planked hardwood floors, leaded glass windows, gas & wood burning fireplaces. Renovated kitchen & washrooms. Grand second floor master suite with office area, 5 piece ensuite & balcony. Spacious lower level with walk out to stone terraces & direct access to double garage.


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Featured Listing:
350 Lonsdale Road #102 


Forest Hill Village! Quiet dead end street! Renovated beautifully!

2 Bedroom suite with open balcony with direct access to the street. High ceilings on main floor, eat-in kitchen with granite counters, laundry, gleaming hardwood floors, 2 renovated washrooms.

Amenities include an oversized indoor pool with sundeck on top floor, superb main floor party room with kitchen, 24 hour security, exercise room. One parking and locker included.

Walk to Forest Hill Village, St. Clair West subway, restaurants and shopping! See anytime!

Click here for the full listing

A thought for the month

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."  


- Mark Twain

Case Study



We were searching for an open concept, three-bedroom home on a quiet street within walking distance to the subway and isolated our search to the area between Lansdowne and Ossington (W/E), Dupont and College (N/S) . 

We hoped to have some rental income as well. Areas of less concern were lot size and access to parking. We looked at a broad range of properties, from smaller, lower priced properties to larger homes with potential for rental income.  We ended up buying just south-east of Lansdowne and Dupont, sacrificing a little on location in exchange for the opportunity to have a spacious detached home with large bedrooms and a basement with good rental potential. 

Although the hunt for the perfect home took some time, there was never a moment where we weren't happy with Shawn's efforts and professionalism.  He was patient with us and listened to our concerns with the numerous properties we viewed together.           

Dallas and Rinat
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