Shawn Venasse, Sales Representative

The Elli Davis Team 

416 921 1112

Shawn VenasseWelcome to the September 2011 issue of my eNewsletter!


On September 22nd, I'm hosting an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and art to raise money for the Daisy Eye Cancer Fund at Sick Kids. Please join me - full details are below.


August was busier than usual for home sales, which were up 24% as compared to 2010. Click here 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).

in this issue
:: Energy Retrofit Program Renewed
:: Art For Eyes Fundraiser
:: Current Mortgage Rates
:: Featured Listing: 68 Yorkville Avenue TH 2
:: Featured Listing: Executive Townhome
:: Best Event Venues in Toronto

Energy Retrofit Program Renewed




Replace your toilet, and you can receive a rebate of $65 from the Federal Government. Replace your water heater and receive upwards of $315.

The Government of Canada has renewed the popular ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program. Until March 31, 2012, homeowners are eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 to make their homes more energy-efficient.


There are two important changes to the program. First, there is a requirement for participants to register directly with the program before booking their evaluation. Second, homeowners will now be required to provide receipts to their energy advisor at the time of the post-retrofit evaluation to confirm eligibility for the grant.

Click here for more information

Art For Eyes, a Fundraiser: Thursday, September 22   



On Thursday, September 22nd, I'm hosting a fundraiser for Daisy's Eye Cancer Fund.

It promises to be a fun evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and an exciting art auction by Rob Cowley, Vice President of Joyner Waddington's Canadian Fine Art.

The evening gets started at 6pm.

Click here to open the poster 
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I'm posting articles about things happening in Toronto, including events, great homes and links to articles I think you'll find interesting! Please take a look!

I've also started a blog where I'm posting the basics of buying and selling as well as my take on the market and much 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

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be."


- Marsha Petrie Sue  

Featured Listing:

68 Yorkville Ave. TH2 

'The Regency' at 68 Yorkville Avenue! Private entrance at 73 Scollard. This stunning 2 storey townhouse features a winding staircase, main floor family room and open concept kitchen. The ensuite elevator has direct access to the double garage & upstairs. There are 3 spacious bedrooms, as well as private second floor terraces.


Superb amenities include concierge, 24 hour security and valet parking. Steps to Bloor Street shops, dining and theatres.


Luxury living in the heart of Yorkville!


Offered at $2,895,000. 


Click here for the full listing

Featured Listing: Executive
freehold townhome!


Gorgeous Forest Hill executive townhome. Carefree lifestyle without condo fees! Built 12 years ago, this home features 3+1 bedrooms, a separate dining room, direct access to the double garage, decks (BBQs welcome!), high ceilings throughout and an elevator from the finished lower level. Immaculate move-in condition! Steps to subway & Winston Churchill Park. Easy walk to Yonge/St. Clair.

Offered at $1,195,000.  


Click here for the full listing

Best event venues in TO




The best event venues in Toronto offer more than just shelter from the rain and an address for the invitation.


It seems many Toronto favourites carry with them the character of a past life; a place once serving as a 19th century united church, a former brick quarry, or an old streetcar repair station now housing a sustainable garden. While the best venues, of course, adapt to the atmosphere of each distinct exhibition or event, those that can cart a little lure on their own seem to make for a superb special event. And exposed brick, for some reason, also seems to be key.


Click here for the full article 

Client testimonial


"I once heard the greatest compliment you can give a person at work is to refer them to friends and family.


Well, I'm certainly going to be referring Shawn when it comes to buying property in Toronto.


We had six weeks to find a unit with lots of personal requirements to boot, and Shawn managed to find a fantastic unit for us with professional calm and speed whilst being a pillar of support at difficult junctions. Thanks Shawn!"


- Boz

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