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Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario, and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe, which is home to over 8.1 million residents—approximately 25% of Canada's population.The census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 5,113,149,and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census.

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group and is one of the top financial centres in the world.Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries.The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's eighth largest in terms of market value, is headquartered in the city, along with the most Canadian corporate headquarters of a major Canadian city.                         

Neighbourhoods

Popular as the booming "condo town" Toronto is attracting young urban dwellers who are in search of a fast paced lifestyle. Toronto real estate is structured to suit the tastes of the semi-urban population. The many residential communities of Toronto express a character distinct from that of the skyscrapers in the commercial core. Victorian and Edwardian-era residential buildings can be found in enclaves such as Rosedale,Cabbagetown, The Annex, and Yorkville. Wycdsh wood Park is historically significant for the architecture of its homes, and for being one of Toronto's earliest planned communities. The Wychwood Park neighbourhood was designated as an Ontario Heritage Conservation district in 1985. The Casa Loma neighbourhood is named after Casa Loma, a storybook castle built in 1911 complete with gardens, turrets, stables, an elevator, secret passages, and a bowling alley. Spadina House is a 19th-century manor that is now a museum.

The City of Toronto encompasses a geographical area formerly administered by six separate municipalities. These municipalities have each developed a distinct history and identity over the years, and their names remain in common use among Torontonians. Throughout the city there exist hundreds of small neighbourhoods and some larger neighbourhoods covering a few square kilometres. Former municipalities include East York, Etobicoke,North York, Old Toronto, Scarborough, and York.


 

 

Local Attractions

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Homeownership provides owners with many great benefits and feelings of pride. The benefits are plentiful, but there are a top few benefits that top the list for homeowners: Equity: Might seem obvious, but equity is one of the top benefits of homeownership. Paying rent year after year, tenants don’t get to see any return on their investment. With ownership, owners get to securely know that ... Read More...
Posted by Mary O'Brien on 2014-08-12
  So you have decided to buy or sell a home, and you realize that you will need the assistance of a REALTOR®. If you haven’t already got a REALTOR® that you use, it is recommended to meet and interview a few potential professionals. When you meet with each REALTOR®, have a list of questions prepared so that you can get a feel for how experienced and knowledgeable each one is, ... Read More...
Posted by Mary O'Brien on 2014-07-31

Construction and Expansion

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The fundamentals of staging never really disappear, but to stand out you need to know the season’s key trends for creating the ‘wow’ and ‘ah-ha’ moments that will make potential buyers fall in love with your home. Here are some of spring 2015 staging trends; tips and a few easy upgrades that will help you sell your home this spring: Colour where it counts: many make ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2015-04-13
Once we take down the tree and all the Christmas decorations, our homes look bare. Here are a few hints to brighten up your home for the New Year. Scum-Proof Your Shower Doors Keeping shower doors clean and streak free is a challenge—unless you know the pros' secrets. Start by cleaning any mold, mildew or streaks off the glass with a glass cleaner. Use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get into ... Read More...
Posted by Rola Merhi-Campbell on 2015-01-08

Community Events

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  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE : AUGUST 20TH 2014 Art work made by Easter Seals Campers and presented  at our visit to Easter Seals Camp in July.   Free Movie Night In Nautical Park! ( Really! Permit is in hand LOL) Celebrate The Night is a free outdoor movie night! We will be playing a family friendly block buster movie in Nautical Park! Our goal for the night is to ... Read More...
Posted by Deborah Bennet on 2014-08-05
ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL THE BIG EVENT! JULY 9TH 2014 DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO "CELEBRATE THE NIGHT!" A FREE NIGHT OF FAMILY FUN!   JOIN ME TO WATCH A BLOC BUSTER MOVIE OUTSIDE IN NAUTICAL PARK JULY 9TH 2014 AT 8:30PM   THE MOVIE IS FREE ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR BLANKET AND CHAIR! I WILL BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS TOWARDS THE "EASTER SEALS SEND A KID TO CAMP CAMPAIGN' 100% OF ... Read More...
Posted by Deborah Bennet on 2014-07-05

Family & Kids

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Get Ready for Pool Season When spring is finally here and as the temperatures begin to climb, it’s time to think about getting the pool area ready for the warm weather. Opening a pool is now easier than ever and with a few simple steps, you can be ready to enjoy your pool in no time! Perhaps one of the most-overlooked steps in getting your swimming pool ready for the season ... Read More...
Posted by Deb Parro on 2015-05-10
I know it's hard to think we will ever see summer after this past winter, but it will here,  Now think of a hot and humid day. it's 8:00 am, second week of July, it's already 28 degrees and with the humidex it feels like 35. Then it happens, you thought maybe it wouldn't be this soon, but then you hear it again - " We're bored, there is nothing to do"!!!!!!!  To ensure this doesn't ... Read More...
Posted by Sofija Trifunov on 2015-03-10

Parks & Recreation

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  PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS IN THE TOWN OF OAKVILLE It seems like it was just a few months ago and we were experiencing the " ARTIC VORTEX", but after the temperatures  we just had this past week we were looking for a place to cool down. The Town of Oakville has 10 Public Swimming Pools for you and your families to enjoy. There are five indoor pools that are open year-round and five ... Read More...
Posted by CamMerhi Team on 2014-07-03
As of April 1, 2014, City of Burlington parks will become smoke-free. City Council amended bylaw 35-176 in November 2013 to ban smoking in city parks and recreation facilities. Exceptions to the bylaw include: LaSalle Park Pavilion, Discovery Landing, Paletta Mansion and Tyandaga Golf Course. Smoking at these locations will be allowed in designated areas. The City of Burlington is committed to ... Read More...
Posted by Steve Pacheco on 2014-04-07

Market Reports and Conditions

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About 60% of Canadians live in single-detached homes. Demographic changes suggest that the demand for multiple-dwelling homes, will account for a growing share of residential demand in the coming years. The increase popularity in smaller homes will come at the expense of future demand for single-detached homes, a shift that could negatively affect the value of larger single-detached homes. While this ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2015-04-20
Have you noticed there is a new push for downsizing the way we live? Homeowners are realizing that ‘living large’ doesn’t always mean bigger is better. There are many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home. Whether the decision is voluntary or forced due to unforeseen circumstances, there are benefits to decreasing your home size. If you love saving money, energy, resources, and ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2015-03-30

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

            Brandon Jones's Oakville Dining Picks  Brandon Jones Sales Representative CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage* 467 Speers Road Oakville, ON L6K 3S4 Office: 905-845-9180 Direct: 905-517-4211 brandon.jones@century21.ca   Oakville is a great place to live, play, work and socialize.  There are many places to eat in Oakville, ... Read More...
Posted by Brandon Jones on 2014-10-14
  If you gave up coffee, cigarettes and magazines, how much of a difference would it really make to your finances? The answer, it turns out, is not simple. Dreamstime Photo   Kevin O’Leary is known as a fierce defender of capitalism on TV shows such as Dragons’ Den and The Lang & O’Leary Exchange.   He’s also added author to his ... Read More...
Posted by Cheryl Lansiquot on 2013-02-06

Schools & Universities

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Town staff has been given the go-ahead to begin negotiatons with proponents of a private all boys school at the former Linbrook School property at 1079 Linbrook Road. A proposed residential development on the property, which would have seen six detached homes built on the site, was voted against by the majority of Town council. Council then unanimously agreed to open talks with the private school ... Read More...
Posted by David Newton on 2013-08-22
434 Trudeau Dr. Milton -  $454,900       Mattamy built Lindsay model facing open parkland in a quiet Trudeau Drive location! 3+1 bedrooms with 4 baths, finished lower level, dark oak stained hardwood flooring in Living Rm, Dining Rm, Family Rm & stairs. Very open floorplan. Freshly painted! Lower level bathroom has ensuite entrance into possible 4th bedroom/playroom/office. ... Read More...
Posted by The Hisey-McDermott Team on 2013-01-17

Shopping

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Click to enter for your chance to win 21,000 Air Miles from Century 21!   THE STEVE PACHECO REAL ESTATE TEAM No real estate question is too small and we're never too busy for your referrals! Steve@StevePacheco.com       Read More...
Posted by Shelley Ann Sharpe on 2014-10-16
Click to enter for your chance to win 21,000 Air Miles from Century 21!   THE STEVE PACHECO REAL ESTATE TEAM No real estate question is too small and we're never too busy for your referrals! Steve@StevePacheco.com       Read More...
Posted by Steve Pacheco on 2014-10-15

Sports & Activities

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December has arrived and that means it is time to decorate your home for the festive season. Here are some decorating ideas that will allow you to prepare your home for the holiday season: Cranberry luminaries: this Christmas idea is simple to create. Layer a glass vase with fake snow and real cranberries (or fake ones if desired). Tuck in a candle. Align on your walkway or table as a decoration that ... Read More...
Posted by Eti Pricope on 2014-12-08
Now is the time of year to bring cheer to your home this holiday season. Here are some simple holiday decorating ideas that you can do in and around your home to bring in the Christmas spirit: Create a warm welcome: a wonderful way to light up your home during the holidays is by using a variety of lights. Line the lights up along front walkways, driveways, and porches for a fiery Christmas display. ... Read More...
Posted by Hans Taal on 2014-12-02
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