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Toronto Landscape Changes

Area Residents are upset about proposed Wal Mart in Kensington Market area.

City Councillor Adam Vaughan told The Toronto Star Walmart’s arrival would gut local businesses.

It’s something which must be fought at every single corner and on every single street,” he said. “We cannot allow this kind of big box retail to cannibalize and destroy the downtown core.”

Some 33,000 people have signed the petition started by Dominique Russell of Friends of Kensington Market, which urges Toronto’s City Planning Division to reject Walmart’s application to have the area rezoned.


Waterfront face changing with new George Brown College campus.

The new Waterfront Campus is one of the city’s most architecturally striking learning environments, with labs and classrooms overlooking the Toronto harbor. This campus is purpose-built to emphasize an interprofessional team-based education, the new standard for health-care graduates entering the work force. From an aesthetic point of view, this new campus is equipped with informal learning spaces, rooftop terraces, state-of-the-art labs and a strong connection to the water’s edge to the south and a beautiful park to the east. More practically, it is a campus built to foster emerging themes in health care delivery in Ontario. The purpose of the health and wellness clinics is to provide students with access to real clients so they can practice their skills in a controlled, safe environment. Similarly, clients benefit from students who are learning from and supervised by industry professionals, offering quality, cost –effective services

http://www.georgebrown.ca/waterfront/




Market Watch All links are PDF files

Price Growth Across All Major Home Types in May

June 5, 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area (GTA) REALTORS® reported 10,182 sales through the TorontoMLS system in May 2013, representing a dip of 3.4 per cent compared to May 2012. Sales of single-detached homes in the GTA were up by almost one per cent compared to the same period last year, including a three per cent year-over-year increase in the City of Toronto.

“The sales picture in the GTA has improved markedly over the past two months. While the number of transactions in April and May remained below last year’s levels, the rate of decline has been much smaller. A growing number of households who put their decision to purchase on hold as a result of stricter lending guidelines are starting to become active again in the ownership market,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Ann Hannah. click link below for full report.

http://communications3.torontomls.net/statistics/mwatch/2013/05/mw1305.pdf


Smokers ruin property value


Smoking in the home may significantly affect property values, and allowing smoking in rental units is costly to landlords.

Pfizer Canada, a leading biopharmaceutical company, recently sponsored a survey of Realtors conducted by Leger Marketing, which concluded that 87 per cent of Ontario real estate agents and brokers surveyed said smoking in the home lowers resale value. Eighty-nine per cent said smoked-in homes are more difficult to sell.

http://www.remonline.com/smokers-ruin-property-value-2/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Smokers+ruin+property+value&utm_source=YMLP&utm_term=Read+more...





Gloria Vanderbilt in Toronto

De Luca Fine Art Gallery was proud to present paintings by American artist, writer and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt.

"If Gloria Vanderbilt were a dilettante, seeing her work would be like looking into a kaleidoscope, with the loose bits of colored glass arranging themselves in predictably changing, pretty, and boring combinations. But in her hands, old and expected patterns can be wrenched, and any prettiness will have a sense of torque to it and even, maybe, a frisson of something violent." Until June 22, 2013 http://www.delucafineart.com/exhibitions.html

The Boxer - An Ancient Masterpiece

If you are planning a trip to New York this summer you must make some time for a breathtaking moment with "THE BOXER" on display at the Met. Bronze inlaid with copper 4th-2nd century B.C. http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2013/the-boxer

Queen's Plate

Sunday, July 7th 2013 at 1pm

555 Rexdale Boulevard

Toronto, ON

One of the nicest summer events in Toronto is the Queen's Plate. This will be the 154th running of this historic event and people will be out in their finery. It is advisable to reserve your seats if you are planning to wear your finest hat. Otherwise just hang out and enjoy the excitement. Our handicapper hasn't done his work as yet as it is too early. If you go to www.toptrackselections.com day before the race he should have his selections posted.

http://www.woodbineentertainment.com/queensplate/Pages/default.aspx for reserved seating.

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