Shawn Venasse, Sales Representative

The Elli Davis Team 

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Shawn VenasseWelcome to the July 2011 issue of my eNewsletter!


Between the heat, the humidity and increasing utility bills, we're all looking for ways to keep cool without breaking the budget. The Star's Vicky Sanderson has found some new products that can help. You'll find the article below.


BlogTO has a series of articles detailing the Best of Toronto. This month I'm featuring the best bike shops in the city - scroll down for details.

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).

Hot Home Products: How to cool your space this summer




Funny that when the sultry summer days we long for in February finally arrive, many of us promptly turn on a central air conditioner to cool things down. That's not been an option for those in homes without the ductwork needed to deliver cooled air from a central unit. Those overheated souls have often made do with noisy, bulky window units, which also offer easy access to thieves, or invested in space-hogging portable floor models that cool limited areas.

That's changed, however, with the arrival of ductless systems. "These are a great option for those who don't have ductwork, or who use in-floor heating or a boiler," says Tom Keough, co-owner of the Markham-based Comfort Connections, which distributes ductless systems made by Japanese HVAC manufacturer Daikin.

Click here for the full article

Best of July Events:  

Shakespeare in the Park


This year for Dream in High Park, CanStage is presenting Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Director Estelle Shook says "This is a play that celebrates being a story. With the folk tales of old as my inspiration, I will celebrate the magic, mystery and beauty in The Winter's Tale, using the power of music and the spectacle of the outdoor stage.
Performances are Tuesday to Sunday at 8pm and are Pay-What-You-Can. Gate opens at 6pm.
Click here for 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.

A thought for the month

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it."


- Burmese Saying

Best bike stores in TO




The best bike stores in Toronto show considerable diversity in their areas of specialty. From the humble repair-focused shop to places that deal almost exclusively in race-ready road bikes, Toronto's got it. In fact, for a city that often appears to struggle to be bike-friendly, there's actually an embarrassment of riches when it comes to retail outlets.

If it's possible to break these stores into categories, there are four main types of bike shops that we have in rather plentiful supply: those that cater to commuter/utility cyclists, those that focus on repairs and the used bike market, high-end specialty boutiques, and the bigger stores that pretty much do it all. 


Click here for the full article 

in this issue
:: How to Cool Your Space this Summer
:: Shakespeare in the Park
:: Current Mortgage Rates
:: Best Bike Stores in Toronto
:: Featured Listing: 67 Madison Avenue
:: Featured Listing: 35 Church St. #504
:: Featured Listing: 41 Elderwood Drive

Featured Listing:

67 Madison Avenue


Open House July 9 and 10: 2-4pm


Extraordinary opportunity on highly desired block of Madison Avenue. This stunning 3 storey Victorian semi-detached home has 4 + 1 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, large living, dining and family rooms and features 10' ceilings on the main level, hardwood floors and multiple fireplaces.

From the eat-in area there is a walk-out to a private deck and landscaped city garden. Finished basement with wet bar and walk out. Front pad parking.


Click here for the full listing

Featured Listing:

35 Church St. #504 

'Market Square'!Immaculately maintained 1 bedroom plus den & solarium! Approximately 1,302 square feet. Southwest exposure with view of historic Flatiron building. Den is currently being used as the dining room. Dark stained parquet floors. Parking & locker included.

Building amenities include 24 hour concierge, indoor pool, rooftop deck, party room, sauna and squash court. Steps to St. Lawrence Market, Union Station, theatres, restaurants & shopping in this vibrant downtown neighbourhood!

Offered at $488,000. 


Click here for the full listing

Featured Listing:
41 Elderwood Drive


This 5 bedroom home has been beautifully renovated within the last 2 years with the highest quality of design taste and finishing. Working in harmony with the modern upgrades are the restored original features, including plaster crown moulding, living room fireplace mantle and an exposed brick wall in the family room.

The open concept kitchen has a slate floor and breakfast bar. A 5pc ensuite accompanies the master bedroom. Several built-ins are found throughout the home. The finished basement has a rec room with fireplace, as well as a nanny suite with a bedroom, sitting room and ensuite washroom.

Click here for the full listing

Case Study



We originally started our search primarily focused on lofts, and although we fell in love with the Robert Watson lofts, we kept our eye on market and looked through MLS listings daily however nothing was turning up.

When we first started working with Shawn, we expanded our search to include smaller houses that had been reno'd. However we were finding it tough to find places that had everything we wanted at the price point we could afford. 

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