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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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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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Spring has Sprung! … Pets, One Of A Kind, Eggs, Rock, Parade

April is just around the corner and the Easter holiday has arrived early this year and there is certainly a lot happening around the city in celebration of the first long weekend of warmer weather. In anticipation of warmer weather and a family filled long weekend, Our Home Toronto has put together a list of our favourite events happening this weekend.

1) The All About Pets Show: Beginning Friday and ending Sunday at the International Centre, the All About Pets Show looks after the four legged member or members of your family. This year marks the shows 2oth year and some of the major highlights include a wellness centre, seminars and shopping for your favourite four legged companion.

2) The One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale: The One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale hits Exhibition Place this Saturday. The show will feature more than 800 artisans and artists and is certainly the place to go if you are looking for that one of a kind gift for a friend or loved one, or if you are just looking to treat yourself. You will find everything from jewelry and paintings to furniture and textiles. Looking for something one of a kind- this is certainly the place to be.

3) Toronto Rock vs. Buffalo Bandits: If you are in the mood for a sports fix this long weekend don’t miss the Toronto Rock vs. the Buffalo Bandits. The games are at the Air Canada Centre which is very centrally located and the ticket prices are reasonable with a minimum ticket price of $18.75. Learn all about the team at www.torontorock.com.

4) Easter “Egg” Stravaganza: Head down to the Toronto Zoo to hunt for Easter eggs and spend the day with animals from all over the world. Sadly, the new pandas can’t been seen by the public yet, we will all have to wait until May for that!

5) Vintage Easter Parade: The Vintage Easter Parade is happening this Sunday with a fashionable stroll down Yonge Street. Young and old can participate and watch the parade for free. There will even be opportunities for photos at Yonge- Dundas Square. The parade route and further details can be found here: http://www.beeskneesdance.com/easter-parade/ Anyone can participate so put on your Sunday best and join the fun!

Love and Licks

Love and Licks ... Hoppy Easter

 

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Fun Facts – Forest Hill Notable Residents

Below lists some notable residents that live in Forest Hill:

  • Kurt Browning, figure skater
  • George Cohon, founder of McDonald’s in Moscow, owner of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada
  • Nelly Furtado, singer-songwriter
  • Aubrey Graham (“Drake”), actor, rapper, singer, and musician
  • Edward Rogers III, Deputy Chairman of Rogers Communications
  • Melinda Rogers, the daughter of Ted Rogers
  • J. R. Rotem, record producer and founder of record label Beluga Heights
  • Tara Strong, actress, voice-over actress, singer, comedienne
  • Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • Galen Weston Sr., owner of Loblaw Companies
  • Peter Munk, founder of Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Hilary Weston, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

 Part of the Rogers' Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of the Rogers Family estate

-E.A.M Consulting & James Metcalfe  REALTOR® BROKER

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Toronto Harbourfront … You don’t have to be a tourist to Enjoy this Treasure

Visit our Harbourfront day or night. There are a multitude of events, vendors, activities all year round. Visit our Cafe’s, Take a Tour on a Double Decker Bus, Chill with a book … Made in The Shade, BBQ – Boating or Bust, Mom and I … a place to Chill, Towering over Our Toronto Harbourfront, Boating of Many Colours, New Beginings … A Pause for the Delicious … OurHomeToronto  … Photos taken by James Metcalfe

Toronto Harbourfront Cafe

Sail, Dine or Just People Watch

 

Toronto Harbourfront City Tour Bus & Cyclists

Toronto Harbourfront City Tour Bus & Cyclists

 

Serenity Now on Our Toronto Harbourfront

Serenity Now on Our Toronto Harbourfront

 

BBQ Boating or Bust

BBQ Boating or Bust

 

Mom and I Chilling at Harbourfront

Mom and I Chilling at Harbourfront

 

Towering Over Our Toronto Harbourfront

Towering Over Our Toronto Harbourfront

 

Harbourfront boating large and small

Harbourfront boating large and small

 

Delicious Toronto Harbourfront New Beginings

Delicious Toronto Harbourfront New Beginings

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St. Lawrence Market … Farm Fresh for 200 Years

Walk Ride or Run … If you love to eat and enjoy people watching you must come down to the St. Lawrence Market Saturday mornings … the earlier the better. The South Market is a stand by open every day but Sunday. The North Market is a treat hosted by farmers Saturday only. Farm Fresh for over 200 years. You will see from the following pics that I have my favourite vendors. Produce … The Golden Orchard a must, Wings only from Browns (they’re the largest in the city), Cheese from Alex Farm, almost anything from the North Farmers Market for game, fruit or flowers … and for the Best Portuguese Grilled Chicken in the city see my friend near the SW front door of the South market. “Churrasco of St. Lawrence”

Eat and Let Eat;

Jim

St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market

 

St. Lawrence Farmers Market Flowers
St Lawrence Farmers Market FRESH

St Lawrence Farmers Market FRESH

St Lawrence Market 200 Years
St Lawrence Mkt "Murray at Golden Orchard #1 Produce"

St Lawrence Mkt "Murray at Golden Orchard #1 Produce"

St Lawrence Mkt Portuguese Chicken Fabulous!

St Lawrence Mkt Portuguese Chicken Fabulous!

St Lawrence Mkt Ribs to Corn

St Lawrence Mkt Ribs to Corn

St Lawrence Mkt / Flat Iron View West
St Lawrence Mkt / Flat Iron View West

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