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Toronto to Remove Neglected Bikes

CBC reports that the City of Toronto will begin removing abandoned bicycles in an effort to clean up the sidewalks before winter arrives. Have you seen any neglected or abandoned bicycles near you? If so, “residents can call 311 to report an abandoned bike, but to ensure that the right one is removed the City asks that you provide as ... Read More »

City of Toronto to Extend Peak-Hour Restrictions

Image Source: City of Toronto   The City of Toronto is extending peak hour restrictions along  Dundas Street, College/Carlton Streets, and Queen Street West to improve travel times with TTC streetcar service along these routes. What are peak-hour restrictions? The City of Toronto explains peak-hour restrictions as “driving and parking restrictions during morning and evening rush hours, or ‘peak hours’. ... Read More »

Aftermath: Basement Flooding in Toronto

Basement Flooding in Toronto

Some time has passed since Toronto homes were awash by nearly 97mm of rain, yet many residents still struggle with what the storm left behind. Although an exact number has yet to be tallied, experts surmise that the insured losses from this storm could well exceed $600-million. If these predictions are accurate, this storm stands a contender against southwestern Ontario’s ... Read More »

The Metrolinx Investment Strategy Unveiled

For anyone who commutes daily, it is evident that the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) faces incredible traffic congestion. What many do not realize, however, is that this gridlock situation is not only inconvenient, but is costing the economy $6-billion each year, according to For this reason, Glen Murrary, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced yesterday that ... Read More »

The fascinating story of Toronto’s first cab company

Did you know that our city’s first cab company was established by Thornton Blackburn, an escaped slave from Southern Kentucky during the height of American slavery? Mr. Blackburn and his wife escaped to Toronto via the Underground Railroad, and not only left a historical footprint in our city by establishing Toronto’s first horse-drawn cab company, but helped others fleeing captivity ... Read More »

Doors Open Toronto – 150 buildings citywide open their doors

Doors Open Toronto

I hope you get out this weekend and check out Doors Open Toronto. I give you the properties that I will be checking out... Hope to see you there! Read More »

Don River Park – A Vibrant Neighbourhood Park

On September 8, Waterfront Toronto together with the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto officially broke ground on Don River Park, a massive new park that will be the cornerstone of the new West Don Lands community. The 7.3-hectare (18 acre) park will connect the long neglected area southeast of downtown to the rest of the ... Read More »

Recycle your unwanted electronics – City of Toronto Residents living in houses or buildings with curb side collection service and those living in hi-rise apartments, find out how easy it is to recycle your unwanted electronics Read More »

2,670 Transactions Reported in January

TREB Members reported 2,670 sales in January from the 5,075 sales reported in the first month of 2008. Of these, 1,106 transactions took place in the City of Toronto compared to 2,128 in January 2008. In the surrounding “905” area, 1,564 sales were recorded, from 2,947 last year. The GTA housing market has not been immune to the economic slowdown ... Read More »

Mid-Month January GTA Housing Resales at 888

TORONTO, January 19, 2009 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 888 sales during the first half of January compared to 1,776 in the first 15 days of 2008. “According to Statistics Canada the economic situation throughout Canada changed noticeably over the past year with job losses in the fourth quarter of 2008. Toronto is not immune to this, the GTA housing ... Read More »