Monday, January 27, 2014

Reminder: Community Consulation meeting TONIGHT - 220 MCRAE DR & 327-329 SUTHERLAND DR

Public Meeting for proposed Townhouse Development at McRae and Sutherland
The City is holding a Community Consultation meeting where you can learn more about this application ask
questions and share your comments.

Details are as follows:
Date: January 27, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Leaside Memorial Community Gardens – William Lea Room (1073 Millwood Road)

Proposal
This application proposes to amend the zoning by-law on the subject site to provide for eight townhouse units and two semi-detached dwellings. The existing motor vehicle repair shop and two detached dwellings would be demolished.

You can view a copy of the Preliminary Report providing background information at:  http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ny/bgrd/backgroundfile-61040.pdf

To speak to the planner directly, contact Guy Matthew, at (416) 395-7102 or gmatthe2@toronto.ca.  You may mail your comments to the planner at North York District, 5100 Yonge St Toronto On, M2N 5V7. To provide comments online, use the link below.

You may also contact Councillor John Parker, Ward 26, at (416) 392-0215.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NEW LISTING! Spacious 2 bdrm condo in the heart of Don Mills!

Bright 2 bedroom suite in "Windfield Terrace" in the heart of Don Mills! Vacant suite, ready for your personal touches! Walk-out to balcony with very desirable "garden view". TWO parking spots + 1 locker included! Wonderful "resort-style" amenities (currently under renovation), including outdoor swimming pool, sauna, squash/racquetball court, car wash bay, fitness room + 24 hour concierge! Lots of underground visitor parking! Fantastic location - walk to Shops At Don Mills!

Visit our Properties Page for more info!
http://www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html

Monday, January 13, 2014

NEW LISTING! 2 Bedroom Suite in "Leaside Gate"!

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse suite with walk-out to balcony! Well maintained by the original owner! Hardwood floors in the living/dining room + granite kitchen counters. Parking & locker included! Terrific building amenities include: exercise pool, sauna, gardening room, workshop, games & billiard room, bicycle storage, library & party room with patio + ample underground visitor parking!  TTC at door!

Visit our Properties Page for more info!
http://www.bonniebyford.com/properties.html

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ice storm debris cleanup

Source: www.toronto.ca

Toronto’s city-wide tree debris removal started Friday, January 3, 2014 and is expected to take approximately eight weeks, weather permitting. A January 2, 2014 news release provides operational details.

You may monitor the debris removal progress by checking this debris cleanup map.

The map will be updated daily from Monday-Friday. If you have trouble locating your area on the map, please contact 311 for assistance.

Instructions to property owners in how to prepare for debris removal in their area:

The City will haul away all tree branches from front yards and roadsides and will include those that have fallen on private property if they are less than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and have been taken to the curb. Please neatly stack limbs/branches with butt ends towards the road for City pick-up.  Place wood debris at the front edge of your property as close to the sidewalk or road as possible without blocking either.

City crews will not collect large limbs (more than 15 cm or six inches in diameter) from private trees that have fallen on private property. Property owners should contact a private contractor for this. A City permit is not required to remove damaged or downed trees that are hazardous, however many trees can be saved with proper care and pruning.

For residents that live in the Asian long-horned beetle (ALHB) quarantine area in Etobicoke, City crews and private contractors will dispose of this debris in an appropriate manner. Residents are advised not to take this wood out of the Federal quarantine area. Check toronto.ca/trees for more information.

Have you picked up your FREE 2014 wall calendar yet?

Come in to our office during regular business hours and pick up a FREE
2014 Wall Calendar!
(While supplies last.)

1536 Bayview Ave,
(at Millwood)
Toronto, M4G 3B6

www.bonniebyford.com
416-483-4444

TREB Housing Market Charts - December 2013


Sales and Average Price Up in Calendar Year 2013

TORONTO, January 6, 2014 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,078 residential transactions through the TorontoMLS system in December 2013 – up by almost 14 per cent compared to 3,582 sales reported in December 2012. New listings entered into the TorontoMLS system were down by almost four per cent over the same period.

Total sales for calendar year 2013, at 87,111, were up by approximately two per cent compared to 85,496 transactions in calendar year 2012.

“After a slow start to the year, sales growth accelerated to a brisk pace in the second half of 2013. Despite the inclement weather in December, we finished the year with a respectable gain in transactions compared to 2012. Looking forward, I believe that home ownership in the GTA will remain affordable as borrowing costs stay low. The result could be a further increase in sales in 2014,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

“The average selling price will be up again in 2014 and by more than the rate of inflation. The seller’s market conditions that drove price growth in the second half of 2013 will remain in place in many parts of the GTA. Some neighbourhoods, especially those characterized by low-rise home types like singles, semis and townhomes, will continue to have less than two months of inventory,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

The average selling price for December 2013 sales was $520,398 – up by 8.9 per cent compared to the average of $477,756 in December 2012. The average selling price for 2013 as a whole was $523,036, which represented an increase of 5.2 per cent compared to the calendar year 2012 average of $497,130.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1312.pdf