Monday, November 25, 2013

Dollhouse "Renovations" Are Complete!

As many of you know, when we renovated our office earlier this year, we also sent our much loved Dollhouse out for refurbishing.

Rob, over at The Little Dollhouse Company worked tirelessly to complete the project which included: exterior painting, replacing some windows, rewiring the electrical system, installing new light fixtures, putting down new "broadloom" and installing new wallpaper, baseboards and crown moulding.

The house is finally back home in our window at 1536 Bayview Avenue, proudly on display for everyone to view.  Here are some photos of the new look.  Be sure to have a look in the seems that some new "residents" moved in over the summer!  ;-)

Come by our office over the next few days as we will be getting our holiday decor out of storage and placing all those itty-bitty presents under the itty-bitty Christmas tree!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Peace is Possible benefit concert November 24, 2013

Peace is Possible benefit concert for CISV Toronto featuring the Common Thread Chorus

Common Thread Chorus has chosen to collaborate with CISV in what promises to be a very special afternoon. Like CISV, this 80-voice choir believes that we should focus on the things we have in common, rather than the differences that may divide us. This concert will feature performances by their children’s choir, as well as their adult choir, performing music that reflects Toronto’s diversity. CISV Toronto youth who have experienced firsthand the unique magic of an international CISV program will make a brief presentation.

When: Sunday, November 24, 3 pm
Where: Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Secondary School
1515 Bloor St. West
M6P 1A3
(Dundas West subway station)
Free underground parking – entrance on east side of school, off Bloor St.
Advance sales ticket prices:
Adults: $15
Seniors/students: $10
Group of 5 or less: $40
Children under 10 free


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LPOA Annual General Meeting November 26, 2013

The Leaside Property Owners’ Association Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. in the William Lea Room at Leaside Memorial Gardens.

Special guest Toronto Star columnist Royson James will speak about “The Mayor We Want; The Mayor We Need”.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NEW LISTING! Prime Leaside Office Space!

Leaside 2nd floor office space for lease. Bright south facing windows plus skylights! Large reception area + 4 private offices + boardroom + 2 private bathrooms! Located in the busy South Bayview Shopping District (LCBO, Shoppers DrugMart, Valu-Mart, Dollarama, Restaurants, Bakeries, Gelato Bars, Clothing Boutiques & Coffee Shops! Two "Green P" parking lots across the street. TTC at the door!

Visit our Properties Page for more info!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Investigation of Flooding - Leaside

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Notice of Public Information Centre #1

Please join us at our First Public Information Centre to learn about the causes of flooding and the options that will be considered to address the problem in the sudy area.  You will have an opportunity to view information display boards and speak one-on-one with project staff.  Details are as follows:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


6:30pm to 8:30pm


Leaside High School - Cafeteria
200 Hanna Road
(Eglinton and Bayview Avenue)

Public consultation is an important part of this study.  Visit the project website for more information or contact us if you would like to be placed on our mailing list for updates.

Mae Lee (Rigmea)
Public Consultation Unit, City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Fl., 55 John Street
Toronto, ON M4V 3C6
Tel:  416-392-8210  Fax:  416-392-2974
TTY:  416-338-0889

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TorontoMLS Home Sales Up Annually in October

TORONTO, November 6, 2013 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,000 home sales through the TorontoMLS system in October 2013 - up from 6,713 transactions reported in October 2012. Over the same period, new listings on the TorontoMLS system were down.

"The GTA home ownership market has been broadly characterized by a rebound in sales since the summer. Market conditions have been tighter in some market segments more so than others. Ground-oriented homes listed for below one million dollars in some areas of the GTA have been especially popular with buyers, while listings for these home types have been constrained," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

"The supply of listings for many home types and price points has either been down yearover- year or at least not up by the same annual rate as sales. The additional Land Transfer Tax in the City of Toronto and the removal of the government guarantee on high ratio mortgages for home purchases over one million dollars have arguably led many homeowners not to list," continued Ms. Usher.

The average selling price for TorontoMLS sales in October 2013 was $539,058- up by more than seven per cent in comparison to the average price of $502,127 in October 2012. The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 4.5 per cent year-overyear.

"Growth in the average selling price and the MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark will continue through 2014. Inventory levels for ground-oriented home types will be low from a historic perspective and home ownership demand will stay strong as affordability remains in check due to the continuation of accommodative borrowing costs," said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Fundraiser Car Rally Saturday November 9 for the Children at El Hogar

Start your engines on Saturday November 9 at 2.00pm for a fun-fuelled time!

Meet Leaside United Church, 822 Millwood Road
Entry fee: $50/person, 4 person teams
Includes car rally, dinner, prizes, silent auction and entertainment
Funds raised go to El Hogar orphanage in Honduras
For tickets call Margo at 416 421-4379
Please register by Thursday November 7

Eglinton Crosstown - Station Design Update Meetings

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Rapid and reliable transit is coming to the centre of Toronto. The Crosstown will move Torontonians to work, school and play faster than ever before – reducing travel times and enhancing our economy and our environment. The Crosstown will run along Eglinton, with more than 10 kilometres underground, making transit travel up to 60 per cent faster than today.

Metrolinx invites you to attend meetings for information on preliminary station and stop designs for the Eglinton Crosstown project.

The first meeting on November 6, 2013 will cover preliminary station and stop designs from Laird Drive to Wynford Drive, as well as information on the future construction of a tunnel boring machine launch shaft that will be located east of Brentcliffe Road.

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Noor Cultural Centre
123 Wynford Dr, North York, ON

The second meeting on November 7, 2013 will cover the preliminary station designs from Avenue Road to Bayview Avenue.

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Northern Secondary School
851 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto

The meetings will be open house format, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an opportunity to view displays and speak one-on-one with staff.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Look what has returned to our window!

The dollhouse is back!  Stay tuned for updates!