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Welcome to our May 2015 e-Newsletter!        

This winter, Stollery's was torn down before the city had a chance to designate it as a historical building and some people are concerned this could happen with more buildings north of the core. Scroll down for a interesting piece from the Post and a list of endangered midtown heritage properties.

Spring is always a busy time for Toronto: the Contact Photography Festival is happening across the city all month, John Street has received a pedestrian friendly renovation and of course, the housing market is at its busiest!

You'll find April's market stats from the Toronto Real Estate Board below along with four new listings; a prime Casa Loma home, a city core townhome with a massive terrace, a two bedroom soaring sky-pad at X2, and a one bedroom plus den at 39 Jarvis in the heart of the St. Lawrence Market.


As always, I thank you for your past and future business and any referrals you may have are greatly appreciated.


Brian

The Contact Photography Festival: May

   

One of the best things about this festival is that it's happening across the city, from Warden subway station to Parkdale. All you have to do to take part is look around!

This year's Festival presents a spectrum of Primary Exhibitions and Public Installations, drawn together to exemplify the extraordinary breadth and scope of photo-based imagery today.

Click here for more information 

Are midtown heritage properties at risk of being torn down?

 

In light of the recent loss of Stollerys and an overwhelming amount of development happening in the downtown core, residents worry not enough consideration is given to properties further north.

On Jan. 13, councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam put forth a motion to have the 114-year-old upscale men's retail store Stollerys at Yonge Street and Bloor Street West preserved as a heritage site. 

Click here for the full article

Major Flake: a purist's list of the city's 10 most decadent croissants

   

Is there anything worse than sitting down to a golden brown pastry and expecting flaky, buttery goodness to pop forth, but instead biting down into something crunch and dry?

Here's an article to save you the heartbreak - Toronto Life has selflessly samples the city's croissants and has come up with their favourites.


Click here for the city's best croissants

John Street gets pedestrian-friendly summer facelift

   

Planters and seating areas will take up a lane of traffic on the east side of John between Queen and Adelaide streets until October 19, allowing passersby and the neighbourhood resto-bar patrons to hang out more comfortably along the strip. The one big difference from last year's pilot project is that the zone now stops short of the corners of Richmond and Queen.

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39 Jarvis St., #505

$478,000


The Saint James Condos! Fresh and well maintained north facing one bedroom plus den suite with private balcony, parking and locker! This unit features a crisp galley kitchen with pass-through, upgraded bamboo flooring, a spacious master with a walk-in closed and ensuite bathroom, plus a welcoming entrance with plenty of storage, powder room and laundry. It's steps to the St. Lawrence Market, restaurants, theatres, Harbourfront, the Financial Core and more!

Click here for the full listing
 

86 Gloucester St., Th88 

$598,000

 

A terraced townhouse getaway in the heart of the core is definitely a rare find! Two levels and two bedrooms offering the best of both worlds; the conveniences of a condo and the independence of a house, plunk in the middle on one of the best treed streets downtown has left! Steps to the Manulife Centre, Yonge and Bloor, Financial Core and Church Wellesley Village vibe. This one feels like home!

  

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101 Charles St E., #3604

$669,000

Welcome to X2 Condos! Brand new two-bedroom Fowler model with soaring south-west skyline views from every room. A modern, sophisticated aesthetic, sun-soaked urbanite sky-pad offering approximately 908 square feet, with a private west facing balcony, parking and a locker. Upgrades include wood floors in both bedrooms and flat ceilings throughout. Steps to the subway, Yonge and Bloor, Yorkville and the Village vibe. This is easy living!

  

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15 Austin Cres

1,889,000

Rarely offered, Prime Casa Loma location! Traditional home with an earthy, sophisticated, architectural aesthetic. Modern family style, Chef's dream kitchen and dining room with walk-out to a deck and back garden retreat. The main floor has a private home office and a decadent master suite with luxury ensuite. The expansive lower level has a nanny suite! The home is on a child-friendly cul-de-dac and only steps to the subway, shopping and Forest Hill Village!

  

Click here for the full listing
 
 
Three terrific properties available for lease 

 

 

One Bedroom:
$1,425 per month  

 
Oversized Bachelor
$1,300 per month

 
2 Bedroom Corner
$2,800 per month

 

Market News

 

TORONTO, May 5, 2015 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS´┐Ż reported 11,303 sales in April 2015.  This was the highest sales result on record for the month of April and represented a 17 per cent increase in comparison to April 2014.  While sales increased strongly on a year-over-year basis, new listings were up over the same period by a more moderate five per cent.

 

Click here for the full Market Watch
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