Shawn Venasse, Sales Representative

The Elli Davis Team 

416 921 1112

Shawn VenasseWelcome to the August 2011 issue of my eNewsletter!


The Toronto Real Estate Board has just released their stats for July resales and prices were up almost 10% over July 2010. Click here for the full report.


BlogTO has a series of articles detailing the Best of Toronto. This month I'm featuring the best ice cream parlours 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).

How to save money on DIY projects




You've crunched the numbers, recruited knowledgeable friends, and know that you're saving money by using your own muscle-power to revamp your living space. But wouldn't it be nice to save even more money and use those extra dollars to, say, purchase artwork for your new den? Here's how to pinch a few dollars when remodeling or sprucing up a room.


Be a know-it-all. It goes without saying that the more you know how to do something the less time it will take you. But being a know-if-all is also a great way to save money. Sign-up for free seminars at your local build-all retailer (such as Home Depot), buy or borrow how-to books and manuals, or rent an instructional DVD relating to your project.

Click here for the full article

Best of August Events:  

Cirque Du Soleil


Cirque Du Soleil is opening a new show in Toronto on August 10!

According to the site, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

The shows are always incredible. This one is playing until October 10th.

Click here for more.
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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.


Click here for her website


Click here to see current mortgage rates

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

A thought for the month

"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world."


- Harold Kushner

in this issue
:: How to save money on DIY projects
:: Cirque du Soleil
:: Current Mortgage Rates
:: Featured Listing: 67 Madison Avenue
:: Featured Listing: The Ritz Carlton
:: Best Ice Cream in Toronto

Featured Listing:

67 Madison Avenue


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: Ritz Carlton

183 Wellington St. #2806

This 2 bedroom suite has approximately 1,935 square feet of living space and features spectacular south/west views. Floor to ceiling windows and light stained oak floors give it a bright, airy atmosphere. The eat in kitchen has a unique basketweave travertine floor, granite counters, ornate tile backsplash and centre island with built in wine refrigerator. There is a gas fireplace in the large living/dining room. The master bedroom has a 5 piece ensuite and walk in closet, while the second bedroom has its own 3 piece ensuite. An elevator takes you directly to your suite. Parking & locker included. Close to the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Skydome & the Financial District.


Click here for the full listing

Best ice cream in TO




The best ice cream parlours in Toronto are at the height of their busy season now, which is the best time to get flavours fresh and frost-free, if you don't mind line-ups. There's been an explosion of new parlours opening all across the city, so this list will probably be out of date by the time the summer is over and proprietors look over the balance sheet to see if they'll make it through the winter.


Let's not think about winter, though, in this brief efflorescence of summer's heat and light. It's also not worth thinking about ice cream as health food. 


Click here for the full article 

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