It’s spring, technically, today it feels distinctly early February but it is spring and soon enough you’ll be cleaning, purging, gardening, revamping. To that end I’m reposting this piece from nearly three years ago when I started the overwhelming process of downsizing from a large four bedroom home back to downtown Toronto and into a … More “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays—whatever your tradition, affiliation or preference I hope you’re enjoying fully this warm and festive time. December 28th: we’re in the midst of the 12 Days which starts December 25 and ends January 6th, Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day for some of you; for others The 12 Days of Christmas is simply … More The 12 Days
Ward’s Island, Algonquin Island, Centre Island, Hanlan’s Point, Billy Bishop our downtown island airport et al—I’ve read over and over about the glory of Chicago’s waterfront and how Toronto has messed up; I disagree. I’ve been to Chicago, I’ve flown in and I’ve driven in, it’s a lovely waterfront, plenty of green, it’s certainly a … More Island Vibes
Take this as a bit of how-to inspiration (maybe? hopefully?) geared to the buyer who really wants to live in Toronto, to enjoy what urban life offers—vibrant, amenity laden neighbourhoods, easy access to everything, including transit; of course ‘vibrant’, amenities galore directly correlates to price here in the city. Detached or semi your target? If you … More Less is More
The holiday season: a time for family, friends, reflection. I love Christmas, sure there can be frenzied schedules, it’s always a challenge to fit everyone in, but the pace of days slows, the world seems to take a deep pause December 25th (I love that!), there’s food, drink, merriment and time for gratitude. Many of us have … More Happy Holidays!
Bit of a blog break here, I’ve been rather occupied with a life challenge—I’ve been through the downsizing of elderly parents but I’m tackling my own, twenty-five years early. Four years ago we sold our small, rather typical, but fabulous, Toronto semi in the east end (always an east ender here) to shuffle off to … More Does Size Matter?