Christie Pits

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods.

 

Christie Pits is a neighbourhood bordered by Bloor Street West, Ossington Avenue, Christie Street and the railroad tracks that lie...

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Toronto's Target 70: Why November 1st was Important

Jesse Fleming in Urban Issues.  

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The City Wants Your Old, Used and Broken.

Jesse Fleming in Urban Issues.

Furthering Toronto’s green initiative does not end at the array of garbage collection bins that have been distributed to residents throughout...

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High Park

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods.

When a particular neighbourhood has a quality that sets it apart from the pack, the entirety of that characteristic generally echoes...

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Wallace Emerson

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

When approaching the neighbourhood of Wallace Emerson it is hard for one to ignore the neon lights of Club Paradise illuminating a...

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The Urban Jungle: Community Gardens Grow on Toronto

Jesse Fleming in Urban Issues

One of the drawbacks I initially had towards living in a condominium was the lack of a garden to call my own.  Although my green thumb has yet...

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Wanless Park

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods.

Bounded by Lawrence Avenue East, Snowden Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road, the neighbourhood of Wanless Park relies on the lay of the...

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Hoggs Hollow

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

Hoggs Hollow has always been one of those neighbourhoods that I had heard of but never quite knew where it was or what to expect when...

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Regal Heights

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

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Toronto's 'Target 70': Multi-unit Buildings, It's Your Turn

Jesse Fleming in Urban Issues

As of July 1, 2008, residents of multi-unit buildings will be charged a fee for garbage collection.  In a previous post, I had explained the...

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Elia - A Neighbourhood Being Left Behind?

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Bennington Heights

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

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Leaside

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

If there was ever a more family-oriented neighbourhood in Toronto, I have yet to find it.  The neighbourhood of Leaside was a planned...

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The Growing Popularity of Eco-renovations

Jesse Fleming in Urban Issues

Renovation season gets underway each year as soon as spring’s tulips begin to peek out of gardens across the city.  In a previous post, I had...

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Little Italy

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

Growing up in the suburbs, I had been a frequent patron of the night life on College Street otherwise known as Little Italy.  I always...

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Trinity Bellwoods

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods   

A friend of mine named her dog after it.  Former Sault St. Marie band Treble Charger wrote a song about it.  The neighbourhood of...

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Dufferin Grove

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

My favourite Toronto housing style has always been, what I call, the ‘downtown house.’  They are numerous within Dufferin Grove (check...

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Letting it All Hang Out: Ontario's Clothesline Ban Lifted....Finally

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Ledbury Park

Jesse Fleming in Toronto Neighbourhoods

Similar to any older Toronto neighbourhood, the trend of knocking down post-war homes (usually bungalows) and building grander,...

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Lawrence Manor

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

This past weekend, Toronto was home to the Canadian National Scrabble Championship.  As I am an avid player of the crossword-themed game, I...

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Lawrence Park

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

“Four hundred feet above Lake Ontario and far from the lake winds in winter” was the original advertisement for the neighbourhood of Lawrence...

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Humewood-Cedarvale

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

The neighbourhood of Humewood-Cedarvale is a result of the amalgamation of the former communities of Humewood and Cedarvale (check out...

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Lytton Park

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

Incorporated into the City of Toronto in 1912, the neighbourhood of Lytton Park hit its construction peak between 1946 and 1960 (check out...

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Caribou Park

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

Joining Allenby and Corso Italia is yet another of Toronto’s smaller areas, the neighbourhood of Caribou Park (check out Realosophy’s...

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Taking Neighbourly Troubles Online

Jesse in Urban Issues

Have you returned those hedge clippers yet?  If not, you could be on the internet - Rottenneighbor.com is a website that encourages people to air their...

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Oakwood-Vaughan

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

Somewhere in between snow storms, I ventured out of my house-turned-hibernation-cave with a plan to seek out all that Oakwood-Vaughan had to...

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Toronto's 'Target 70': Update

Jesse in Urban Issues

In a previous post, I had written about Toronto’s roll-out and implementation of its new waste reduction initiative. Various sized blue bins and new solid...

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Welcome Year of the Rat

Jesse in Real Estate Trends

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Corso Italia: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods 

Similar to Allenby, the neighbourhood of Corso Italia is one of Toronto’s smallest (check out Realosphy’s Neighbourhood Profile for housing...

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Lifting the Clothesline Ban: Let it all Hang Out

Jesse in Urban Issues, Lifestyle

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Toronto's 'Target 70' - Part 2: Green Bin Roll-Out in Multi-Unit Dwellings

Jesse in Lifestyle, Urban Issues

I received this email from greenbin@toronto.ca in response to my inquiry about how the green bin program is to be implemented in multi-unit...

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Toronto's 'Target 70': Re-Vamping Waste Collection for Homes and Multi-Unit Buildings

Jesse in Lifestyle, Urban Issues

With 2008 underway, Toronto is only two years away from fulfilling its pledge to reduce its waste by 70%. Appropriately titled ‘Target70’, a...

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Allenby: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

Nestled in between North Toronto and Forest Hill lies the neighbourhood of Allenby (check out Realosophy’s Neighbourhood Profile for school and...

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Lawrence Heights: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

The neighbourhood of Lawrence Heights, like a lot of older communities, has two sides (check out Realosophy’s neighbourhood profile for local...

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Keelesdale: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

During my directionally challenged tour of Fairbank, I accidentally ended up in its western neighbour of Keelesdale (check out Realosophy's...

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The Royal Canadian Military Institute at 426 University Avenue: Salvation Through Construction?

Jesse in Toronto Real Estate News, Toronto Condos and Lofts 

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The DOs and DON'Ts of Condo Living

Jesse in Condo Buying, Legal, Lifestyle

You have found your ideal condominium. It may be a conversion of sorts, a shiny high-rise in a tony neighbourhood or one of the row...

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Fairbank: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods 

Getting lost in one’s own neighbourhood takes dedication and skill. Having moved to the neighbourhood of Fairbank (check out Realosophy’s...

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Historic Distillery District: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods, Toronto Condos and Lofts 

A short while, I had lamented on Toronto’s seemingly lack of recognition to buildings that were erected during its...

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Downsview: Much More Than a Park

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods                                     

Growing up in the ‘burbs' of Toronto, I had acquired a certain ignorance about the ‘big city’.  Toronto...

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Increasing Your Selling Potential Part 2: the Enigma of Home Staging

Jesse in Lifestyle

In my last post, I provided an overview of options designed to aid Home Sellers when they decide to sell and list their home. I compared hiring professional...

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Increasing Your Selling Potential: Going Professional or Not, That is the Question

Jesse in Lifestyle

House Porn. Catchy isn’t it? The words definitely caught my eye while perusing the Lifestyle section of The Globe and Mail.  At once I began to reminisce about...

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Shrinking Your Environmental Footprint as a HomeOwner - Part 2: the Government Makes Housecalls

Jesse in Lifestyle

A few weeks ago, I basked in the delicious heat on what City News described as a “whopping 32C"on Thanksgiving Monday in Toronto. Sweltering heat created a...

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What's in a Name? The Neighbourhood of Elia

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods, Urban Issues

Lately, I have been interested by Torontonians' reactions to certain neighbourhoods. Uttering 'Rosedale' or 'Malvern' sends the...

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Toronto Unearthed: Shangri-La Condo Stumbles into the Past

Jesse in Lifestyle, Condos, In the News

A few months ago, a fabulous brochure landed in my mailbox. Printed on high-quality, lustrous paper it captivated me with everything...

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The Village at York: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

York University’s Keele campus is a daunting collection of all that is academia.  Student housing complexes tower over low-rise,...

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Guildwood: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Few neighbourhoods hold my fascination as Guildwood does (see Realosophy's Guildwood neighbourhood profile for local school and...

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Shrinking Your Environmental Footprint as a Home Owner: Baby Steps For An Eco-Home

Jesse in Lifestyle

My head was spinning after hearing the latest eco-friendly, organically inspired gadgets debuted on the morning news. Geared towards HomeOwners who are trying...

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Forest Hill: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Growing up in a suburb east of Toronto, I was unaware of the weight some neighbourhoods carried when their names were uttered. “You...

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Glen Park: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhood Explorer, Neighbourhoods

Almost at the foot of the Allen Road Expressway lies a quiet collection of houses just south of Lawrence - the neighbourhood of...

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Toronto Island: Paradise Lost?

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Ed. Note.  Neighbourhood Explorer is a regular feature in which our intrepid adventurer presents an up close-and-personal tour of a...

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Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhood Explorer, Neighbourhoods

Although I frequently visit Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan , I have never taken the time to really explore the area (see Realosophy's...

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Woburn: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Ed. Note.  Neighbourhood Explorer is a regular feature in which our intrepid adventurer presents an up close-and-personal tour of a...

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The Dual

Jesse in HomeBuying, Lifestyle

A glossy brochure peeked out at me from underneath the stack of mail that I had tossed on the counter, partially hoping it would read and sort...

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North Toronto: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhood Explorer, Neighbourhoods

Ed. Note.  Neighbourhood Explorer is a regular feature in which our intrepid adventurer presents an up close-and-personal tour...

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