Friday, March 30, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NEW LISTING! South Leaside Detached!

(For Sale) Owned by the same family since 1949! Beautiful wood trim, leaded windows, 2 sets of french doors, wainscotting, plate rail -- renovate and restore this charming family home! 2 car parking at the rear! Steps to TTC, Bessborough School & Bayview's wonderful shops and restaurants! Visit our Properties Page for more info! http://www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

NEW LISTING! 3 Bedroom Suite in Leaside Gate!

(For Sale) Rarely offered 3 bedroom (2 bdrm + den), "Parkhurst" model, approximately 1585 sq ft! Quiet, west facing with breakfast room overlooking patio & treetops! 2 full bathrooms, private balcony, parking & locker! Terrific amenities include ample visitor parking, indoor exercise pool, woodworking shop, gardening room, games & billiards rooms, library & party room with walk-out to patio. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to live in this very sought after building! Visit our Properties Page for more info!  http://www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html


We are turning off our lights in support of WWF's EARTH HOUR

EARTH HOUR - 8:30 pm - Saturday March 31, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Northlea Community's 19th Blood Donor Clinic! - April 11, 2012

A letter from Northlea Elementary School

Dear Leaside Community:

Be part of Northlea Community's 19th Blood Donor Clinic!

In November of 2002, two Leaside area students were diagnosed with leukemia in the same week. They required blood transfusions to save their lives and help them fight the disease. The Leaside community began running blood donor clinics twice a year to support them in their battle. In the 9 years that followed, Leaside has continued to support Emmy, Noah, Cathy, Paul, Diane and other families during times of need, by donating over 2185 units of blood, saving over 6555 lives.

Your help is still needed!

Emmy's leukemia is back for the 4th time. Cathy's has returned as well. Both women are receiving treatment, in which blood and blood products play a huge part. They and their families would appreciate you showing your continued support by donating at the 19th Northlea Community Blood Donor Clinic.

Where: Northlea School (North Gym) 305 Rumsey Road
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 2:00-8:00 p.m.

Please show Emmy, Cathy and all those who need blood that you care.

R.S.V.P. by calling the Canadian Blood Services appointment number at 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) NOW! Criteria for donating, as well as online booking can be found at http://www.bloodservices.ca/ Refreshments are available. Students over 17 years of age must have ID and can receive volunteer hours for showing up to donate as well.

Sincerely,

Ms. Kathy Ribeiro
(On behalf of the Blood Donor Clinic Committee)
Principal

Friday, March 16, 2012

Home Show Tickets -- Contest Winners!!

Winners of a pair of National Home Show/Canada Blooms tickets!

CONGRATULATIONS
DAN E,
CAROL M,
& JOELLE P!

Enjoy the show!

NEW LISTING! One Bedroom Loft in Chelsea Lofts!

One bedroom with parking in west end's Chelsea Lofts! Sandwiched between Corso Italia & The Junction, enjoy trendy restaurants & shopping! Ensuite laundry! Large balcony! Great storage with wall-to-wall closet in bedroom plus ensuite storage closet! 9 ft ceilings, exposed concrete & floor to ceiling windows! Building features spacious party room with walk-out to rooftop patio with spectacular views of the city! Steps to TTC, minutes to Landsdowne Subway & High Park! No pets, non-smoker please. Min. 1 year lease. Visit our Properties Page for more info! http://www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Community Consultation Meeting - 70 Wicksteed Ave

re:  Planning Application for 70 Wicksteed Avenue

The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application, ask questions and share your comments.

Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  1073 Millwood Rd. (Leaside Memorial Gardens, William Lea Room)

Download the Notice: 
http://www.bonniebyford.com/CommunityMeeting-70Wicksteed.pdf

Preliminary Report-Background Information:
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-43373.pdf

For more information visit:
http://www.toronto.ca/planning/developmentapplications

Friday, March 9, 2012

WIN *FREE* Home Show Tickets!

Yes, you could win 2 *FREE* National Home Show Tickets!
(Regular ticket prices are $20 each!!)

Email your name, address & phone number to homeshowcontest@bonniebyford.com to be entered into the draw for a pair of Home Show Tickets.

Three entries will be chosen at random on March 16, 2012. THREE WINNERS will each receive a pair of tickets.  One entry per person please.

National Home Show & Canada Blooms
March 16-25, 2012
Direct Energy Centre – Toronto

New this year, the National Home Show & Canada Blooms bring you the largest North American display of innovative products & new ideas for all things home & garden with over 800 retailers and industry experts!  1 TICKET, 2 GREAT EVENTS!  When you visit the National Home Show you will also receive same-day admission to Canada Blooms, for outdoor inspiration, blooming ideas and magnificent floral displays!  Show info: http://www.nationalhomeshow.com/  

GOOD LUCK!  :-)

Monday, March 5, 2012

TREB Housing Market Charts - February 2012

Tight Market Pushes the Average Price above $500K

TORONTO, March 5, 2012 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,032 sales in February 2012 – up 16 per cent compared to February 2011. New listings were also up over the same period, but by a lesser 11 per cent to 12,684. It is important to note that 2012 is a leap year, with one more day in February. Over the first 28 days of February, sales and new listings were up by ten per cent and six per cent respectively.

“With slightly more than two months of inventory in the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) market area, on average, it is not surprising that competition between buyers has exerted very strong upward pressure on the average selling price. Price growth will continue to be very strong until the market becomes better supplied,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver.

“It is important to note that both buyers and sellers are aware of current market conditions. This is evidenced by the fact that homes sold, on average, for 99 per cent of the asking price in February,” continued Silver.

The average selling price in the TREB market area was $502,508 in February – up 11 per cent compared to February 2011. The Composite MLS® Home Price Index for TREB, which provides a less volatile measure of price growth compared to the average price, was up by 7.3 per cent compared February 2011.

“If tight market conditions continue to result in higher than expected price growth as we move into the spring, expectations for 2012 as a whole will have to be revised upwards,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “While price growth remains strong, the average selling price remains affordable from a mortgage lending perspective for a household earning the average income in the GTA.”

Read More:  http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1202.pdf

Supporting The "Stars" of Tomorrow!

Proud Sponsors of 2011-2012 Leaside Hockey Association!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Rapid Transit UPDATE

If you missed the Townhall meeting this week, here is an update provided by Metrolinx.
On Tuesday February 28, Councillors Josh Matlow and Karen Stintz (Chair of the TTC) held a Town Hall on current transit expansion issues. The presentation below was given to a packed room by Anna Pace, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Transit Expansion Department of TTC.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52379984/Eglinton-Scarborough_Crosstown-LRT-Update.pdf

Toronto City Councillor Josh Matlow has a news update on his website comparing the LRT/Metrolinx Plan vs. the Mayor's vision. Have a read here: http://joshmatlow.ca/issues-and-policies/transit/754-a-comparison-of-transit-plans-for-toronto.html