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SOLD in 3 Days / Contemporary Elegance with Iconic Views “The Berczy” 1009-55 Front St E. Toronto

Spectacular Light-Filled Corner Terrace Suite. 1350sf + 188sf Terrace. Contemporary Luxury, “The Berczy by Concert”, St Lawrence Market, 2 Spacious Bedrooms; 2 Full Bathrooms; Den and a Large, South-West Facing Terrace. Great Entertaining Space, Ample Wall Space to Feature Art. Numerous Premium Upgrades; Quartz Counters, 7 New Premium Appliances, Hardwood Flooring, Profile Millwork, Custom Sunshade Roller Blinds & Closet Organizers, 45 Feet of

Call me anytime for a viewing or more information 416-931-4161
Thank You;
Jim

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SOLD www.2107-1048 Broadview.com … Luxurious, Efficient, Green Home In the Skyy

Suite 2107-1048 Broadview is a fabulous Home in the Skyy; 800 sq ft NE corner suite – 2 split plan bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living-dining rooms with walk-out to NW view balcony, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, numerous kitchen upgrades with island, granite & designer cupboards, master bedroom with en-suite bath and large closet, … this suite includes one owned parking space and locker. 21st of 25 Floors

Suite & Building Features
Luxurious Home in the Skyy
Total Builders Incl. Balcony 837 sq ft
North East Corner Suite
2 Spacious Split Plan Bedrooms
2 Full Bathrooms Including En-Suite
Floor to Ceiling Windows
Gorgeous Engineered Hardwood Floors Throughout
Upgraded Kitchen with Granite Counters & Island
North West Balcony View, Walk-Out from Living Room
24 Hour Concierge Security
1 Prime Parking Spot and Locker
Gym–Work Out Rooms
Sauna and Media Room
Large Common Party–Reception Rooms
BBQ Patio–Deck
Guest Parking

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Summer….in www.OurHomeToronto.com

Summer has arrived in the city of Toronto! Make sure to take in some of the wonderful sites and sounds of the great neighbourhoods that that city has to offer. These are just a few highlights….get out and explore!
Come again and visit The Riverdale Farm 201 Winchester Street; Let your children play in the wading pool, let your dogs run free with the pack and meet lots of other dog folks, visit the Organic Farmers Market every Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, take a snooze under a shady tree, see and smell the wonder of a Farm in the center of the City.
Cabbagetown is one of our rare Toronto neighbourhoods where you can walk to the high street and know the green grocer or butcher or the publican’s first name. Where merchants leave a water bowel and biscuits out for your four legged friends. Enjoy the Patio hospitality of F’Amelia or The House On Parliament’ new roof top oasis.
Cabbagetown Riverdale Park Childrens Wading Pool JRM 09,05,09
Cabbagetown … The Largest Grouping of Victorian Homes in North America!

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SOLD: Luxurious Green Home In The Skyy… South, West, North & Lake Views

Suite 2301-1048 Broadview is a fabulous Home in the Skyy; 1911 sq ft SW corner suite – 2 split plan bedrooms, 3 baths, den, very large living-dining rooms with 85 ft of curved glass & gorgeous exotic “Kayu Kuku” hardwood floors; 9 ft loft-like ceilings, numerous kitchen upgrades with island, granite & designer cupboards, spacious master suite with motorized blinds,… this suite includes 2 panorama view balconies an owned prime parking space and locker. Only 3 suites like this one!  Visit www.OurHomeToronto.com for numerous great home and condo listings for sale or call me direct at 416-931-4161.

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Japan’s Gift … To Toronto

It may seem like spring is taking its time to arrive this year, but I am sure there are some spring surprises just around the corner. In fact, one of my favourites happens each year in High Park with the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. Once the cherry blossoms are in full bloom we know that spring has officially arrived.

The Sakura or cherry blossom trees as they are probably more commonly known were a gift to Canada and Toronto from the Japanese Ambassador to Canada in 1959, and they have been a tourist attraction for locals and visitors alike ever since. Amateur and professional photographers alike flock to High Park when the trees are blooming just to catch a glimpse of the beautiful pink flowers and the crowds seem to increase on a yearly basis. Because of this Our Home Toronto has a couple tips to get the best view of the cherry blossoms once they finally bloom.

1) Head to High Park to see the cherry blossoms after work on a weekday to avoid the weekend crowds.

2) Take public transit. There is limited parking in High Park.

3) Be prepared to walk. The trees are beautiful and most are located around Hillside Gardens. Here is a good map to guide you.

According to www.highparktoronto.com the trees have not bloomed yet, and are not expected to bloom until late April. Typically, the blooming lasts for a week to a week and a half if the weather is good.

Happy viewing!

Spring Cherry Blossoms

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GREEN Inspiration!

401 Richmond Street roof top gardenHave you been searching for some green to incorporate into your city lifestyle? It may be hard to believe but there are a number of green initiatives taking place right in downtown Toronto. From government buildings to historic sites more and more builders and planners are realizing the importance of green buildings. With the help of a publication from the Canada Green Building Council and www.greenroofs.com, Our Home Toronto has put together a list  of five of  the  great green building projects happening all around the city.

1) The Fairmont Royal York: The Fairmont Royal York boasts a well known rooftop garden which started in 1998. According to greenroofs.com the 4000 sq. foot space grows herbs and tomatoes that are used in 6000 meals per day. Tours of the rooftop garden can be arranged for visitors and residents of Toronto when they attend afternoon tea at the Fairmont Royal York.

2) 401 Richmond: Home to “140 artists, cultural producers and micro-enterprises” (Toronto Focus: Canada Green Building Council), 401 Richmond Street offers visitors and tenants use of there 6,500 sq. foot green roof free of charge. The space offers not only a multitude of plants but also a “downtown view that includes the CN Tower.” (401richmond.net/gardens)

3) Toronto City Hall: Toronto City Hall’s Green Roof is part of the revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square. In order for the green roof to be green roof 401 Richmond constructed “3,250m sq of concrete was converted to vegetation” (Toronto Focus: Canada Green Building Council).

4) Minto Roehampton: According to the Canada Green Building Council,  this is Canada’s first LEED Gold multi-unit residential building. Highlights of the green initiatives the building offers residents include: automatic turnoff of overhead lights and ventilation systems, dual flush toilets which reduce water consumption and individually monitored heat and electricity.

5) The Evergreen Brickworks: The green projects taking place at the Evergreen Brick Works are quite extensive. According to The Canadian Green Building Council just a few of the improvements to the well-known event space include: a computerized network that controls lighting, ventilation, heating and A/C. Other major projects include a green roof as well as attainment of LEED status.

As you can see, Toronto has many green projects. Whether you are already a Toronto resident, moving to Toronto, or just visiting be sure to visit some of these great green projects in the heart of the city.

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