Sherbourne Commons

Just a few city blocks north of where I call "home," a massive waterfront revitalization project is underway. The ribbon-cutting took place a long time ago, and the bulldozers have moved in! I'm incredibly optimistic, especially when I look at...

Well, That Was Fun!

What a weekend! Lots of rain, an old lady's cat got stuck in a tree, and oh yeah - mayhem and rioting in downtown Toronto! As much as I'd love to turn the subject back to real estate after what...

Happy G-20, Everybody!

It's Friday before G-20, and half of you aren't even at work, so I don't think I'm going to waste a 1600 word blog post on today. I hope that the cottagers, golfers, travelers, and spring cleaners enjoy their weekends...

Show’s Over, Folks!

Yesterday, I did something that I haven't done in over six years. I know, I know - the door is wide open for some jokes.  I walked right into that one, but I'll leave you guys to it... So what...

Pay The Toll!

I had an interesting debate in my office yesterday about whether or not Toronto should institute a "no car" rule in the downtown core like London, England. While I agree that the traffic is out of control, and I'd personally LOVE to...

The Amazing Race!

No, I'm not talking about that silly reality television show that for some reason is still on TV... I'm talking about the 2010 Municipal election which will hopefully pit George Smitherman against John Tory. Nothing says "Friday" like a good political...

Toronto’s First “Car-Free” Condo

This article first appeared in The Toronto Star last month, but the idea behind the project is gaining some momentum. Plans for a 42-storey condo with ZERO parking spaces are underway, and the cyclists must be coughing up lube-oil in excitement! Hooray...

Miller Time!

The clock has almost struck midnight on David Miller's tenure as our city's evil overlord, and the news this past Saturday that he would not seek re-election in 2010 came with rave reviews! Let's count down Miller's top five faux-passssss.... (more…)

Sad Silo Sight

Good news from City Hall....for a change. The City of Toronto has abandoned a plan to turn these God-awful silos into a museum, and instead will raze the site which serves as a massive eyesore for residents of 650 Queen's...

What The Heck Is A “Bike”?

Have you heard of one of these mechanical contraptions?  Apparently, it has two wheels, no engine, and doesn't require gasoline! Wonder-mayor, David Miller, has once again changed the landscape of our city with yet another controversial initiative. After discussing the...

Ontario’s Tax Harmonization

Just because it's been a few months, doesn't mean we all forgot about it! The GST & PST is still going to be harmonized, and I recently came across a great article in the Financial Post by James McKellar. Here...

Tame The Tigers?

This isn't a real estate issue, but it certainly is a Toronto issue. The Tamil protesters are out of control, and everybody in our city has an opinion. Perhaps this is a dodgy subject, but I've never been one to...

GST, PST, HST….Debate!

Perhaps you were all waiting for me to address this topic, so I will unhappily oblige. I expect it to spark debate, although I'm fairly certain that all the debaters will situate themselves on the same side of the fence....

Bill 150: The Green Energy Act

This post is sure to spark some debate! The Province of Ontario has introduced legislation that would require home energy audits prior to the sale of all homes if the legislation were passed. I'm not a tree-hugger, nor am I an energy waster. ...

Toronto Parking Tickets

You know that old adage about Toronto?  The one that goes, "There are two seasons in Toronto: Winter, and Construction." Well I think there is a third season; one that is twelve-months long: parking tickets. But there is a new...