Shawn Venasse, Sales Representative

The Elli Davis Team 

416 921 1112

Shawn VenasseWelcome to the October 2011 issue of my eNewsletter!


Did you know that Toronto has an annual Chocolate Festival? It runs until October 23rd. More details are below. Later this month, the International Home Show runs from the 27th to the 30th.


Market news: Sales were up 25% over September 2010, with the average price up almost 10%. 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
:: Evergreen Brickworks Documentary
:: Toronto Chocolate Festival
:: Follow Me!
:: Nat and Ken's Story
:: Featured Listing: 121 Madison Avenue
:: Featured Listing: 44 Wells Hill Avenue
:: Best Catering Companies in TO
:: Current Mortgage Rates

Evergreen Brickworks Doc at the ROM 



The Evergreen Brick Works reopened last September after a year of construction work and $55 million.


Christopher Hume describes it as "a gaggle of old industrial structures ranging from cavernous kilns where countless millions of bricks were fired to smaller buildings now converted to offices.


There are open spaces, ponds, cliffs, a skating rink, nature trails, parking lots, a market, several large exhibition halls and a wonderful grid of canals that will handle the overflow when the Don River floods. It is a place that will appeal to hikers and diners, shoppers, home renovators and dog walkers."


Catherine Annau and Jennifer Holness have created a documentary about the Brickworks and how Geoff Cape transformed the industrial site into a cultural centre.

Click here for more information

Toronto Chocolate Festival: October 2nd-23rd   


Toronto is hosting the 6th annual Chocolate Festival!

Both the King Edward Hotel and the Old Mill are featuring Chocolate High Tea.

On the 21st, there's a Chocolate Ball at Palais Royale and chocolate shops across the city are offering free samples.

Click here for more information.
Follow Me!

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.

Click here for my blog

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Nat and Ken's Story



We were very lucky.  We wanted a two bed two bath or one and a half bath with parking and rooftop patio between Trinity Bellwoods and Parkdale. 


We loved the area and wanted to stay. Shawn was able to find us something with all of our must haves and in the area we wanted. He was very professional and extremely friendly. He explained and answered all of our first time home buyers questions.  Any issues he was there to take our calls, emails and texts. I can't wait until someone I know is buying a house so I can recommend Shawn. He made us feel very comfortable as first time home buyers. He showed us our home on the second try. We didn't have to go any further we knew it was what we wanted. We can't thank him enough for all that he did.
Nat and Ken

Featured Listing:

121 Madison Avenue

Exclusive listing in the heart of the Annex on prestigious Madison Avenue - An Investor's Dream!


11 Unit licensed rooming house with a gross annual income of over $100,000! Large lot (28.25 feet by 126 feet) with a private drive... and on the best block of prestigious Madison Avenue!


For more information or to arrange a private viewing, please call or email me at 416-670-7042 or


Click here for the full listing

Featured Listing:

44 Wells Hill Avenue


Casa Loma' Quiet Tree-Lined Street! Charming Updated Family Home W/Wood Trim, Leaded Windows, 4 Bedrooms, Master W/3 Pc Ensuite, Family Rm Off Kitchen Plus Music Rm. Private Yard. Direct Access To Private Drive & Garage Off Nina St. Quick Walk To St. Clair Subway & Shops. Easy To View Anytime! Pre-Inspection Available.


Offered at $950,000.


Click here for the full listing

Best Catering Companies in TO




The best catering companies in Toronto can totally make an event. Beyond those few moments of gawking at the bride, or paying tribute to a new charity, or sitting patiently through a formal address, event attendees are focused on the food. It should be fresh (in quality and innovation), perfectly plated, and of course, boast exceptional taste and flavour. But a catering company's work isn't limited just to the kitchen.


No, there's timing between courses, presentation, and serving etiquette to be considered, whether undertaken by the company's own staff or by hired servers from The Butler Did It or other staffing firms. The catering companies on this list have the aforementioned elements down to a science.


Click here for the full article 

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

"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."


- Richard Branson

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