Dark & Dreary?

One of my favourite condos in the downtown core is The Hudson at King & Spadina, but with Charlie Condos being built right next door, it pretty much kills the ambiance of an east-facing unit at The Hudson. Three condos...

A La Promenade!

"What a gorgeous boutique condo," said the uninformed, naive buyer as she browsed through the leaflets and promotional material for Promenade on The Danforth in 2007. "What a great location!  And it's going to be built by 2009?  I'm sold!" Not everything...

Street Level Condos

Here's one thing I've never really been concerned about before with respect to my own condo: privacy. I live on the second floor and there are likely 100 balconies where people can see me as I sunbathe in hot-oil on my terrace during the summer....

Monday Morning Quarterback

Perhaps I'll try being positive, for a change! I have completed the renovation at my new condo at West Side Lofts, and I'm quite pleased with the results. Sure, I wish that my "finished" "new" condo was in better condition...

Ridiculous Bank Commercials

Every time I see a commercial for the good ole folks at TD Canada Trust, BMO, or ScotiaBank, I want to punch myself in the face. These commercials do nothing but make me want to keep my money in my...

Create Your Own Space!

You can't just look at the floor plan for a 300 square foot condo - you've got to put yourself into the space! You've got to do more than just imagine yourself vying for room in that tiny little box,...

Welcome To My Nightmare (Part 2)

True; a picture paints a thousand words, and yesterday I posted a dozen photos of my new, awful condo at West Side Lofts. Today, I have a VIDEO to further demonstrate said awfulness. Who says you don't make friends with...

Private Rooftop Terrace!

Here is a video I shot back in April that fell through the cracks.  For a self-described "terrace lover," I have no idea how I didn't immediately post this on my blog! This is truly a one-of-a-kind condo in that...

Happy Friday!

My vacation actually started on July 19th, but I figured that a full two weeks of blog posts about Idaho & Wyoming might have got a little tiresome... I'd like to conclude today with this video below of me at...

“Huntsman Springs”

This was probably the most amazing golf course I've ever played. It was truly world-class in every way, and the scenery couldn't be beat. But it should come as no surprise that the area is surrounded by unsold houses, and...

Driving To Jackson Hole…

I suppose if you absolutely had to, you could pick your favourite city in the entire world. But how about your favourite place?  I mean your very favourite spot? Here's a video I shot from my favourite spot in the...

“Sagewood Sub-Division”

How about Sagewood Estates?  Would that have sold more homes? Or how about Sagewood Mews?  Even that sounds better... On Ski Hill Road, there is a sub-division with five houses and room for another seventy.  It is my opinion that...

Maple Leaf Square

Tomas Kaberle for Devin Setoguchi?  Straight up?  That's a dream! Wayne Gretzky is coming out of retirement to play for the Leafs?  That's great news! Oh, yeah - and there's also these two massive condominiums that just opened outside of...

Glarring Deficiencies

Four months into the occupancy phase, and this condo is far from complete. If you've never seen what the common elements of a condo looks like during "occupancy," perhaps this video will enlighten you... (more…)

Past The Due Date?

This goes a little beyond expired milk, me thinks. Every pre-construction condominium project in the city is delayed to some extent, but one project happens to be delayed and seems to be bragging about it... (more…)

Under The Bridge

Awesome song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but also the title of this video I shot yesterday afternoon. What started on Tuesday with the question, "Why would you buy a waterfront condo without a waterfront view," has now morphed...

Room With A View

Buyers pay big money to have a view of the lake, and there is one condominium on Toronto's waterfront that is different from all the rest. You might not realize it at first glance, but the design of this building...

Amateur Home Inspection

I'm no expert, but I'd say that there are a few 'minor' issues with this house. If it wasn't the large pool of water on the bathroom floor, then it might have been the constant "drip, drip, drip" coming from...