Shawn Venasse, Sales Representative

The Elli Davis Team 

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Shawn VenasseWelcome to the April 2012 issue of my eNewsletter!


Hot Docs starts at the end of month at the renovated Bloor Cinema. You can find more information below.


We're continuing our Best of TO series with the best Gourmet Food stores in the city. And, a new feature for the next few months - Toronto's best up and coming neighbourhoods. This month: Christie Pits.


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
:: Harbingers of doom
:: The Best Gourmet Food Stores in Toronto
:: Hotdocs
:: Christie Pits
:: Featured Listing
:: Featured Listing
:: Follow Me!
:: Current Mortgage Rates
:: Quote

Harbingers of doom: The Post refutes a recent Macleans piece 


Even by Maclean's standards, the cover was alarming. "You're about to get burned," screamed the headline, over a picture of a house that was literally on fire. "Canada looks like the us before its devastating housing crash - maybe even worse." And the kicker, for those still hesitating: "Why it's officially time to panic."

Click here for the complete article

The Best Gourmet Food Stores in Toronto   



The best gourmet food stores in Toronto are where foodies go for chef-standard ingredients. (Or else, where non-foodies go for chef-created meals that are ready to heat and serve.) While these shops certainly don't go easy on the wallet, they usually offer products that are hard to find and/or a step above the typical yellow Heinz mustard. The experience at these shops is less about avoiding the grape juice spill in aisle two than exploring new tastes, flavours, and concepts in eating, and also offer the added bonus of reusable shopping bags that can double as marked status symbols.


Click here for the full article

Hotdocs: April 26th to May 6  




Hotdocs returns on April 26th and they've got a new theatre - the renovated Bloor Cinema.
Tickets are currently on sale for the roster of films which range in subject from Urban Cultures (how LA's been portrayed in film) and Popular Culture (About Face: The Supermodels, Then and Now) to grittier themes like a Mexican drought and reforming gang members to become positive forces for their communities.

Click here for the full article 

Toronto Life Series: Where to buy now - Christie Pits     



Toronto Life has a great series focusing on 10 up and coming Toronto neighbourhoods. Each entry is written by Monica Warzecha with photography by Emma McIntyre. I'll be posting one daily for the next ten days, but you can always read them all at once at


Click here for the full article 

Featured Listing:

76 Garnet Avenue
Open House: Sat & Sun April 13 & 14, 2 - 4pm


Detached 3 bedroom home in trendy Christie Pits neighbourhood. Renovated, with in-law suite and detached 2 car garage on quiet one way street in Seaton Village!


This beautiful home is move-in perfect and features both a main floor family room and laundry, maple hardwood floors, great deck and back yard. Steps to schools, banks, TTC, shops, Starbucks and much more. All you have to do is move in!

Offered at $699,000.

Click here for the full listing 

Featured Listing:

20 Blue Jays Way #2302  



"The Element" located in the heart of the city! This distinctive suite has a unique private terrace, appx 700 square feet, plus a balcony off the master bedroom. Luxurious 3 bedroom with 2 ensuite baths and powder room, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a stunning custom rock wall. 2 Parking spaces & 2 lockers.


Fabulous building amenities include a lap pool, exercise room and rooftop deck/garden. Steps to TTC, fine dining, shops, the Entertainment & Financial Districts and major sports venues. The best of downtown living!

Offered at $1,297,000.

Click here for the full listing 

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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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


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



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