17 Amazing Homeowner Designs

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They might not quite be legal in Etobicoke, but they are fun to imagine living in… Read More

Apple Launches the iPhone 7

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How attached are you to traditional wired headphones that plug in to the headphone jack? Do you have other accessories that connect to this port, such as speakers, a microphone or something else? In this latest release of their flagship product, Apple took the bold move of eliminating the headphone jack, thereby rendering a whole Read More

Remembering The Great Etobicoke Flood of 2013

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Remembering the evening the sky opened up over Etobicoke The evening of Monday July the 8th, 2013 will be remembered like no other. What was supposed to be just another typical rainstorm, somehow stalled its progress westward and decided to drop a sudden deluge over the Toronto area and over Etobicoke more than anywhere else. Read More

The Inspiration of Ben Comen

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Be inspired to never give up, no matter the obstacles Ben was born with cerebral palsy. His parents didn’t think their son would ever be able to walk. However, Ben saw things differently. His greatest desire was to have a place to belong, and for that Ben was willing to overcome his physical limitations and Read More

Bringing Together Etobicoke Small Businesses

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Etobicoke Business Network Connects Etobicoke Small Business Leaders Now more than ever, our local businesses need to connect with each other! It is important for these small business owners and many sole entrepreneurs to find each other and connect with each other. We live in a busy world with many distractions and many choices. It Read More

Red Dog Video

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Corporate Web Video Production Company Based in Toronto Rolf Sturm, owner of Red Dog Video has a deep passion for video. His Etobicoke based company produces videos for local businesses and non-profit organizations looking to get their story told through video. Rolf finds that consumers are increasingly favouring YouTube video as their preferred method of Read More

Real Estate Buyer’s Guide for 2016

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  Hi. I’m Ralph Evans from RE/MAX Professionals Inc in Etobicoke. If you are in the market to make a move in Toronto, Etobicoke or Mississauga, this guide would be a good place to get started. My personal Real Estate Buyers Guide has been updated for 2016 with everything you’ll need to know to buy Read More

Etobicoke Business Network Entrepreneurs Christmas Lunch at Mandarin Etobicoke

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The conclusion of each business year for several Etobicoke Business Leaders is marked by a special luncheon.  The small business owners and sole entrepreneurs that belong to the Etobicoke Business Network, gather annually at Mandarin restaurant for a buffet lunch.  But of course, this is networking.  So, the connections made are even more important than Read More

Santa’s Miracle WestJet Flight

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Have you heard about the plane load of WestJet passengers that were unaware they were part of a great WestJet promotion? Yes this one flight of lucky passengers were interviewed by Santa, via TV link directly to the North Pole about what they were hoping to receive for Christmas this year. Upon arrival at their Read More

Homes Remain Affordable, Strong Price Growth

4 years ago Ralph Evans Comments Off on Homes Remain Affordable, Strong Price Growth
TORONTO, December 4, 2013 — Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,391 residential sales through the TorontoMLS system in November, representing a 13.9 per cent increase over the sales result for November 2012. Over the same period, new listings on TorontoMLS were down by 4.4 per cent and month-end active listings were down by 12.1 per Read More

Santa Claus Arrives in Etobicoke

4 years ago Ralph Evans Comments Off on Santa Claus Arrives in Etobicoke
It was a cold December morning this past Saturday when the big man in the red suit touched down his sleigh and reindeer team to join in the festivities of the Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade.  This annual event is a small town style celebration of the local community, with participation from the local Girl Guides Read More

It’s Christmas Craft Fair Time in Etobicoke

4 years ago Ralph Evans Comments Off on It’s Christmas Craft Fair Time in Etobicoke
Yes, it started to snow really hard this morning as I set off to visit a couple of craft fairs. Fortunately, it was more flurries than a real snowstorm! It all passed and the sun returned a few minutes later, melting any snow that stayed on the ground. But wow, what perfect timing to get Read More

Death to the 100W Light Bulb

4 years ago Ralph Evans Comments Off on Death to the 100W Light Bulb
Its time to say our final good-bye’s to the 100W light bulb! As of January 1, 2104 Canadians will no longer be able to purchase these bulbs, as we are steered towards making more eco-friendly choices. For some people, this is reason enough to stock up on the remaining inventories at their local store. For Read More

Live a Life of Excellence with Althea Raum

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I had the opportunity to attend one of Althea Raum’s personal growth seminars at the Swansea Town Hall last night. Althea is a certified personal trainer and has recently attained the level of Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming. This adds to her many other qualifications and achievements in fitness, health, nutrition and wellness. Read More

Etobicoke Remembrance Day Service 2013

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In typical Remembrance Day weather, cool with a light mist of rain falling, Etobicoke paid tribute to its veterans of many conflicts past and present. Many decorated veterans proudly displayed their medals on their chest, while remembering those who are no longer amongst us and those that made the ultimate sacrifice. The well attended service Read More

Etobicoke Chrysanthemum Show

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I had the opportunity to stop in at the Centennial Park Greenhouse today to take in the annual Chrysanthemum Show sponsored by the Friends of Centennial Park Conservatory. The show had a special launch party today. If you’d like to see the show, the flowers will continue to be on display until late November, when Read More

Franklin Horner Centre – Hometown Fair

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Franklin Horner was the place to be in Etobicoke this morning, for the Hometown Fair. Displays of crafts and home baked goodies from the woodworking shop, and community participants. Read More

Remembering Stompin Tom Connors

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  What evokes memories of old times Toronto better than Stompin Tom Connors song TTC Skidaddler. This truly Canadian entertainer passed away earlier this year. Always a supporter of honest Canadian talent, he wanted to see Canadians celebrate their own talent at home, more than the super-star Canadians who became famous on the world stage. Read More

Remembrance Day Services

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There will be a Remembrance Day Service held at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Starting from 10:15am Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenotaph 399 The West Mall Access the event program here Read More

Young Tiger Has a New Friend

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A Young tiger at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma Washington makes instant friends with this young two year old boy… Read More

Arlene Dickinson Launches Website for Canadian Entrepreneurs

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Arlene Dickinson, of Dragon’s Den fame is also a highly regarded Canadian author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. She is CEO of Venture Communications and a self-made multi-millionaire. She has recently launched youinc.com as an online community for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate and celebrate the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Read More

Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA) Craft Fair

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On November 23rd, the Etobicoke School of the Arts will be hosting its annual craft fair.  A great opportunity to to see the offerings of local artisans, right here in Etobicoke.  The school is located on Royal York Rd, south of Bloor St. and north of The Queensway. Read More

Toronto Real Estate Board Reports Continued Real Estate Strength

4 years ago Ralph Evans Comments Off on Toronto Real Estate Board Reports Continued Real Estate Strength
Toronto MLS Home Sales Up in October 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 Read More

Changes Coming to Toronto’s Union Station

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If you’ve passed through Union Station recently, Its impossible to miss all the construction going on. There’s actually several concurrent projects being undertaken to totally revitalize it inot a modern transportation hub. There will be a new second lower level shopping corridor, new GO and VIA train platforms, with a glass roof and an expanded Read More

Crushing It With Great Photography

4 years ago Dorothy Morris Comments Off on Crushing It With Great Photography
Turns out that the photography is one of the most important factors in the sale of your home.  Consumers aren’t waiting for their agent to send them specific properties to review.  They are looking every day at mls.ca and a number of other property websites, in search of the right home for them.  As they Read More

5 Steps Smart Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers

4 years ago Ralph Evans Comments Off on 5 Steps Smart Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers
Sure, when the time comes to sell our current home, we’d love to be able to get the highest possible price. One approach would be to set a totally ridiculously high asking price and wait until someone foolish enough comes along and purchases it at that price. But, waiting for that one person to show Read More

Sears to Leave Sherway Gardens Mall

4 years ago Dorothy Morris Comments Off on Sears to Leave Sherway Gardens Mall
Besides all the construction currently under way to expand the retail space of Etobicoke’s Sherway Mall, there was another big announcement this week.  Sears Canada announced the closing of a number of their stores in prime locations, including both Sherway and the downtown Toronto Eaton’s Centre.  Even though they don’t own the real estate, the Read More

Timelapse of Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Build for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, 2013

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See Ai Weiwei’s spectacular Forever Bicycles installation consisting of 3,144 bikes, come together on Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square over the course of two and a half weeks. The build began on September 19, 2013 and finished on October 4, 2013—just in time for the 8th annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. For more information on this festival Read More

4 Keys to Making Your Home Real Estate Ready

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Ralph Evans has no use for clutter, broken fixtures, odd smells or anything else that can turn away a potential buyer for your home. Having practised real estate in Etobicoke since 2004, he has learned what works and doesn’t work when it comes to making a great home sale. Ultimately it is up to the Read More