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Welcome to our July 2015 e-Newsletter!        

It looks like summer is finally here which makes it a perfect time to find out where to get one (or more) of the city's 22 best ice cream cones! Also happening this summer are free screenings from TIFF including Strictly Ballroom and Dial M For Murder...both links are below.

Have you ever wondered where the names for some of our subway stops come from? Check out the story below.

More records were set in Toronto's real estate market last month: the average selling price was up 12.3% to $639,184. You'll find a link to the market news as well as a blog entry explaining the advantages of buying a re-sale condo.
 
As always, I thank you for your past and future business and any referrals you may have are greatly appreciated.


Brian Elder

Sales Representative

Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.  

416 921 1112

Toronto Flick Picks: TIFF in the Park, Screening Roundup and More

   

This year is TIFF's ruby anniversary and that's the stated excuse for a kick-off party next Wednesday July 8 in David Pecaut Square for TIFF in the Park. The festivities commence at 7:30 p.m. and guests include comedian Shawn Hitchins, a surprise musical guest and more.

Click here for more information 

Sweet Scoops: 22 of the city's top ice cream cones

 

It's official: the only way to beat the heat is to go on a strict ice cream diet. And luckily, the city's parlours and pop-ups are hitting peak creativity, rolling out fresh and wacky flavours. Here, your bucket list for the summer of 2015.

Right, Strawberry Balsamic from Sweet Olenka on Queen West.

Click here for the full article

A brief history of the TTC's subway station names

   

Ever been sitting on the subway, listening to the automated voice announce each successive station and wonder at the names of certain stops (and the roads they're named after)? Here, you'll find the beginning of a station-by-station explanation of the street name origins along the TTC's Bloor line - starting in Etobicoke at Kipling station, working our way east to High Park station. For the rest of the station names explained, you'll have to stay tuned...


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Toronto's condo market is exploding (and the advantages of buying a re-sale!

   

Toronto Condo sales were up by 23.5% during the first half of June as compared to June 2014, which is on the heels of six straight months of growth. 

Why this sudden uptick in the number of re-sale condos?

There are many advantages to buying an older condo. One advantage is that you can see what you're getting and there's a lot to be said for the tactile experience.

Click here for the full blog entry

155 Legion Rd N #1507

$289,900


Welcome To I-Lofts At Mystic Pointe, Two Storey, One Bedroom Loft Style Condo With Over 700Sf, Private Balcony With Soaring Views, Open Concept Main Floor For Entertaining And Modern Kitchen W/Granite, Large Upper Floor, Master Bdrm Retreat With Super Sized Ensuite, Separate Shower And Laundry. Convenience Is Key With Queensway Shops & Bloor West Nearby, Easy Access To Qew/427, Go Train & Ttc

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295 Davenport Rd #102 

$649,000

 

Rare Private Townhouse Style Loft Fronting On Bedford, Well Over 1400 Sf, Open Concept Main Flr Kit/Living/Dining W/Gleaming Hardwood, Gas F/P & Powder Rm, Lower Level Retreat W/Huge Master, Tons Of Closets, Slate Ensuite W/Sep Shower & Sep Family-Sized Den Perfect For Movie Nights Or Home Office. Steps To Yorkville, Annex, Galleries, Museums, Transit, Restos & Shopping.

  

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Market News

 

Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 11,992 sales through TREB's MLS® System in June 2015.  This result represented a new record for the month of June and an 18.4 per cent increase over the June 2014 result of 10,132.

 

Click here for the full Market Watch
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