Thursday, September 22, 2011

ALL CANDIDATES MEETING - For Residents of Leaside

For Residents of Leaside
Provincial Election -
Don Valley West

Sponsored By:  Leaside Property Owners' Association

Commencing at 7:30 pm

William Lea Room
Leaside Memorial Community Gardens
1073 Millwood Road. (at Laird Dr.)
(Parking on site)

Khalid Ahmed, New Democratic Party
Louis Fliss, Green Party

Andrea Mandel-Campbell, Conservative Party
Kathleen Wynne, Liberal Party

11th Annual Bayview Art Tour & Sale

11th Annual Bayview Art Tour & Sale


Saturday, October 1 &
Sunday, October 2

Noon - 5pm

This is the 11th annual Bayview Art Tour and Sale!  On the weekend of October 1st and 2nd, you have the opportunity to visit the studios of talented artists and artisans in the Bayview / Mt. Pleasant / Eglinton / Leaside areas.  This year's tour includes 26 artists in 15 venues.

Meet the artists and see a variety of work:  paintings, pottery, jewellery, photography, glass work, fibre arts and printmaking. 

Plan to visit as many venues as you can - look for the yellow balloons!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

1860 Bayview Ave - COMMUNITY MEETING – September 19, 2011 7:00 PM

A Message from The Broadway Residents Working Group:

Proposed Redevelopment at Broadway & Bayview Avenues

Your Neighbourhood. Your Community.

Dear Residents,

It has been a while since we have last sent out an update on the proposed redevelopment at 1860 Bayview. We have arranged the following meeting to inform the neighbourhood of the latest updates:

St. Augustine Canterbury Anglican Church,
1847 Bayview Avenue (NE corner of Broadway and Bayview)

During this meeting, Ben Daube, president of The Sherwood Park Residents’ Association (SPRA), will give an update on the negotiation process and the settlement agreement. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide your feedback.

We have received a number of questions regarding the settlement between the City and the developer that was reported in the September issue of the North Toronto Post:

Essentially the Toronto City Council has voted to instruct the city staff to reach a settlement with the developer. Councillor Jaye Robinson proposed several amendments one of which would ensure that the city staff involved other parties in negotiating the settlement including the SPRA. Here is a link to the City Council decision:

For the last few months the SPRA has been negotiating and attending meetings which have culminated in an agreement between the developer, the City and the area residents. Details of the settlement and the process by which it has been arrived at will be explained at the public meeting on Monday, September 19th at 7:00 PM.

The Broadway Residents Working Group.

For more information please contact us at

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Strong August Home Sales in the GTA

September 7, 2011, TORONTO -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,542 sales through the TorontoMLS® system in August – a 24 per cent increase over 6,083 sales in August 2010. New listings, at 12,509, were up by 20 per cent compared to August 2010. Market conditions remained tight as sales growth outstripped growth in new listings.

"Home sales in the GTA have stood up well despite a less certain economic outlook," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. "Home sales will be bolstered by low mortgage rates moving forward. The Bank of Canada is expected to be on the sidelines until the second half of 2012 or even into 2013. However, home ownership affordability in the City of Toronto could be further improved with the removal of the City's land transfer tax. This tax currently represents a substantial upfront cost for home buyers."

Read more:

TREB Housing Market Charts - August 2011