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Welcome to our October 2015 e-Newsletter.      

Toronto Life recently published their "Best and Worst Places to Live" issue. You'll find that article below along with a link to their website where you can personalize the experience to find your ideal neighbourhood.

The City of Toronto has announced that plans to turn old City Hall into a mall have been put on hold (Phew!). Below you'll find an interesting piece from Torontoist on the history of the building and some insight into how the city makes decisions.

Don't miss four great listings including a highly customized one bedroom corner suite at Radio City, a two-storey loft in Mystic Point with soaring views and a spectacularly renovated two-level, two bedroom condo! You'll also find full market news below.

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
The Best and Worst Places to Live
The great thing about living in Toronto is that every neighbourhood comes with bragging rights. Rosedale has prestige schools. Trinity-Bellwoods is the capital for small-batch picklers. Etobicoke has low crime rates, Scarborough has lush parks, downtown has the most transit. Every neighbourhood has something going for it. But Torontonians are competitive, and we like knowing how we stack up.

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Shaping Toronto: Reusing an Old City Hall
How Toronto and other cities have reused (or plan to readapt) former municipal battlegrounds.

"From Old City Hall to mall?" To some web denizens interested in heritage and urban affairs, headlines along those lines have likely induced fits of anger lately. On the surface, you'd suspect the denigration of a National Historic Site was upon us.

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Toronto buyers tread cautiously into fall housing market

Real estate buyers in Toronto appear to be treading more cautiously into the fall market - especially compared with the excessive bidding that took place in the city last spring.

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The Best Pancakes in Toronto
The best pancakes in Toronto are a perfect weekend pick-me-up and welcome hangover cure. Whether classic buttermilk or compote-clad, there's just something comforting about a big 'ol stack of flapjacks.

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One Bedroom Corner Suite
281 Mutual St #1805 

A Highly Customized Modern Loft-Style, 1 Bdrm Corner Suite Making This Radio City Condo A One Of A Kind Find; Stainless Steel Cabinetry & Centre Island, High Grade Ebony Oak Firs From Germany, Exposed Ductwork, Concrete 9' Ceilings Thru'out, Xtra Lrg Open Balc., Flr To Ceiling Windows Allow Sweeping Sun Soaked West City Views. In The Heart Of Downtown, Steps To Ttc, Loblaws & Village Shops.
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One of a Kind!
86 Gerrard St E #12E

A Spectacular Reno And One-Of-A-Kind Find! Completely Updated, 2 Level, 2 Bedroom Sky Pad With Stellar Unobstructed City Skyline & Lake Views From Private Oversized Terrace. Floor To Ceiling Windows, Cook's Kit W/Custom Cabs, Heated Flr In Bath & Kit. Open Concept Living/Dining W/Highgrade Wood Flr Thru'out. Tons Of Storage & Parking Included. Steps To Ttc, Shopping, Eaton Centre, Financial District, Ryerson & More!
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155 Legion Rd N #1507

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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68 Yorkville Ave #205 
$4,400 monthly

Ultra-Lux. Regency Yorkville, New York Art Deco Style, 2 Bedroom, Balcony, Grand Living Spaces, 9' Ceilings, Finest Finishes, Bellini Kitchen With Breakfast Bar, Rich Wood Floors, Ample Storage, Parking With Locker, Bay/Bloor At Your Door

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Market News

Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a record number of transactions for the month of September through TREB's MLS® System.  There was a combined 8,200 home sales reported for September 2015.  This result was up 2.5 per cent compared to September 2014.

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