Running out of things to do in the city? Bored of the same old bar every Friday? Well, check out these 4 groups that get together for events off the beaten path.
In this article, I don't want to convince anyone to go vegan. But there are plenty of food choices for vegans too, so why not try some?
Happy Holidays from all of us at the Julie Kinnear Team! Peace, love and happiness for 2013!
Despite the drop in sales, prices remained firm. The average selling price was up by 1.6 per cent and reached $485,328.
Moving Out of Downtown into Roncesvalles Village? Our client Jen, bought a new downtown condo directly from the developer a few years ago.
Tom Arndt is one smart partridge in a pear tree! There are a total of 364 gifts in The Twelve Days of Christmas! Kongratulations and Happy Holidays!
In an area of St. James Town undergoing revitalization, a two-year-old condominium community offered several units for sale late this summer, including some sold by the builder and others by residents.
Let’s have a look at these colourful and expressive wall paintings from the other point of view than the angry citizen, from the side of the artists.
Over the course of its history, Toronto and its suburbs have diverted, dried up, and paved over at least a dozen little waterways, many of which were tributaries of the Don River. A few creeks and streams have survived in the ravines, carving green grooves though the city and offering havens to wildlife and joggers, but many have, in fact, been lost.
Please click above on The Beach hi-lighted in red to see what is going on in the Beach! Do you call it The Beach or The Beaches?
Your Blue (recycling) and Garbage Bins are City property. When you move, leave your bins behind.
The first One of a Kind Kontest was so much fun!
Phase one of Underpass Park is now complete. An innovative public park located under the Eastern Avenue and Richmond/Adelaide overpasses in the West Don Lands, it is the most extensive park ever to be built under an overpass in Canada. It is the first of it's kind in Toronto!
Yeah! Toronto has added mixed rigid plastic containers to the Blue Bin recycling program. No more wondering if you can or can't, because now you can!
If you aren't much of a tea drinker you might be inclined to think there are just a few basic options to choose from. But you'll be in for an exciting surprise if you stop into David's Tea.
The last Kontest of 2012 is a gift card to the LCBO. Tis the season to be jolly! Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!
This semi-detached residence is just a block north of Bloor Street, so the lack of a parking spot didn’t faze more than 40 potential buyers who booked private showings and large crowds that turned up at public open houses. Eight visitors returned with their best offer on the presentation date.
Maurice J. Hladik decided to write a book to show the world that there is a lot to feel good about in the way modern agriculture is shaping up and that much of the criticism lacks any factual basis.
The Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders will meet in the Grey Cup for just the third time in over 40 years! This Sunday, November 25th in Toronto!
Despite a slight downfall in sales in the Greater Toronto Area, the average price per unit rose. This inclination is most visible in the City of Toronto stats.
Kongrats to Allison Varey! She is a Mo-Sister!! She is obviously not growing a "moustache" but is in full support of the cause! Enjoy your gift card to Shoppers Drug Mart!
Happy Remembrance Day! Find out what was in our November Newsletter.
Let’s have a look at some of Toronto’s finest artist-run galleries!
Phones for Food - the Phones for Food program generates money for the food bank community across Canada and diverts wireless devices from landfills.
Cabbagetown is now considered one of Toronto's most gentrified and popular neighbourhoods.
HomeStars is a very helpful website when you are researching for a home renovator in all aspects.
Happy November everyone! We are in the homestretch to the end of 2011. Where has the year gone?? This month's gift card is to Shoppers Drug Mart.
The magnificent castle Casa Loma attracts thousands of tourists and locals every year, belonging to one of the top destinations in Toronto.
It's a definite read about how Howard Schultz turned around the company that was headed in the wrong direction.
Along with the gothic Victorian's lining the streets of Cabbagetown, this is where its at for trick or treating in Toronto!
Toronto is a vibrant and lovable city. In order to fully soak in all it has to offer, make use of some of these budget-friendly secrets.
Fall Cat Adoption Event at Toronto Animal Services. For a limited time, you can adopt a cat for $25.00!!
The City of Toronto is working hard to recycle as many materials as possible. There are some items, however, that can not go into recycling.
Vinegar is your household must-have, here are few cleaning tips and then please click on the link for hundreds more!
Stepping into this 1,320-square-foot townhouse, the entrance foyer has stairs leading to a lower level recreation room and up to a living room
Kenzo Ramen specializes in a soup broth base of combination dried seafood, chicken and port bone which is stewed for 24h prior.
September was quite cold for the housing market. After the introduction of new measures aimed at cooling the market, sales really slowed down.
Because I am A Girl - This is one of the charities and social movements that The JKT are in support of!
5 fall superfoods that can puch up your diet! How good they are for you and how to prepare them as well!
The Go Giver is one of the JKT's favorite office reads in awhile! Its more of a parable than is a business help book. We loved it!
This memoir had my jaw on the ground for about 80% of the book. I highly recommend this book. Its a good quick read and unforgettable!
Eco friendly drive ways allow for absorption of runoff, recharging aquifers, and naturally filter the water.
Kongrats to Madhu Mohan! Enjoy your gift card to Dollar-Rama, they have amazing Halloween decorations!
The Julie Kinnear Team has been successfully helping clients sell their first home and move up to a larger one!
From EMP Museum in Seattle to Kettle House, all these candidates are consider the biggest monstrosities of architecture in North America.
There are thousands upon thousands of data centers from all the search engines and internet providers WASTING power and energy.
The Julie Kinnear Team wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
In a community of New York-inspired brownstones , this three-storey townhouse has a 1,330-square-foot plan with stylish interiors
Check out The Julie Kinnear Team of Toronto realtors dressed up as The Wizard of Oz - giving away lots of pumpkins & raising $$ for Daily Bread Food Bank -
This month's gift card is to Dollarama. They have great cheap seasonal things to dress up your Thanksgiving table and paint up your face for Halloween!
In this article I want to show you a couple of super-modern concepts that we will be seeing in more and more gardens in the future.
Transform your second-hand clothing into $ for your school! Clean out your closets and Bag2School will give you cash for your unwanted clothing!
Finding the right stores in Toronto to help you break into the sewing field can seem challenging at first.
This past weekend Toronto was treated to a delicious and informative event: The 28th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
This 14 th– floor suite in a 16-storey tower, called University Plaza, is a 650-square-foot space with an open living and dining area
roughly century-old house has a 2,000-square-foot, side-centre hall plan with updated windows, wiring and waterline, two remodelled bathrooms
Check out our Toronto Real Estate September 2012 Newsletter for info about our team, listings and other interesting stuff.
Kongratulations to Penny Curtis! She knows that Leslieville is the JKT Neighbourhood of the Month, enjoy your Itunes gift card.
A group of people who can’t stand the sight of neglected, barren, or overgrown public spaces are known as the “guerrilla gardeners.”
Mystery Listing Coming Soon! The wait is over! Renovated Beach beauty! Grand detached 3 storey family home backing onto Kew Gardens!
The real estate market has seen significant loses compared to August 2011. Only 6,418 sales have been reported in August 2012.
Toronto's largest municipal park spanning over 161 hectares of land, High Park was opened to the public in 1876.
Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Pilaros is one of Toronto's signature events organized by Toronto's local communities every summer.
Sweet September! The end of summer and the beginning of the fall season, how we love it so! This month's Krazy Kontest $25.00 prize is for iTunes!
The CNE's Garden Show is like an iceberg – what you see on display is never more than a small fraction of the whole.
Many young artists who focus on Native art got the chance to show that Inuit&First Nations sculpture, prints, and crafts are far from extinction.
City Seed Farms is a pedal-powered urban farming business in The Junction, Toronto, currently selling at two farmers markets in the west end.
Self-proclaimed as a jazz bar, but not really jazzy at all, you can expect all genres to be played during your night at Alleycatz.
Maybe you’re even a frequent visitor to places such as the ROM — but have you ever heard of the Spadina Museum?
Friends of High Park Zoo would like to invite you to come and celebrate "Saving the High Park Zoo" and support the Zoo in the year to come!
So far, low interest rates has helped us to prosper, but maybe it’s time to leave the market on its own and raise the rates a bit higher.
Toronto International Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the best of International and Canadian cinema to film lovers.
We bring you some of the finest galleries in Toronto — all trying to make a breakthrough on the Toronto art market.
Kongratulations to Cindy Massicotte for knowing that the Olympic motto is: Swifter, Higher, Stronger. Enjoy your gift card to HBC.
The decline was most pronounced in the condominium apartment segment in the City of Toronto. Otherwise total sales in the rest of GTA were up.
You may notice that there are a zillion different reasons for families and professionals to be moving - be it in, out or around Toronto.
Founded in 1858, this remarkable green oasis of Allan Botanical Gardens in Toronto belongs to one of its oldest parks.
This question is especially difficult for first-time homebuyers and families with no previous experience when it comes to these two choices.
We are highlighting Leaside for the month of August. Check out latest house prices and statistics!
Collaborative consumption entails a rapid explosion in traditional sharing, bartering and swapping reinvented through network technologies.
The JKT has Olympic fever! This month's gift card is $25.00 to The Bay.
Our YouTube channel has grown exponentially this year! Thanks for continuing to tune in!
Mystery Listing Coming Soon! Rare detached backsplit bungalow on superior extra 45' wide lot with built-in garage plus private drive for 4 cars.
Tour a home with tree-top decks in Toronto's Beaches neighbourhood
Extensively renovated 2.5 storey Victorian with all the bells & whistles! A home fit for entertaining family and friends!
While the Toronto's green roof bylaw can be circumvented, it is still the first such piece of legislation to be passed by a North American city.
Just a few hours of ride from TO you can find the rocky islands, windswept pines, and refreshing waters which are just a perfect vacation place.
Check out our July 2012 Newsletter!
First time buyers condo questions answered by Julie! As featured in NOW Magazine.
Yay! Sarah Wuntke is right! In 2011 Canada's population was 34.6 million. Enjoy your Tim's :)
Vertical gardens can improve air quality, purify polluted water, and reduce temperatures of a building during the day by absorbing sunlight.
On the 23rd floor of the newest highrise within a three-tower complex by Empire Communities, his 769-square-foot suite features
The numbers indicate that there has been a decline of 5.4 per cent in real estate sales compared to June 2011.
Cabbagetown belongs to Toronto's most picturesque neighbourhoods. See for yourself, walking past beautiful Victorian houses with nice gardens.
Roncesvalles is a hot new neighbourhood that is growing in leaps and bounds
Even though the Canadian economy is not dependant on Europe a great deal, shock waves coming from Europe might have a negative impact on us.
The concept of the ecological pool is derived from the idea of balance and self-regulatory mechanisms often seen in nature. How to make one?
This month's kontest prize is to Tim Horton's! Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!
Had you decided a long time ago to brave the Canadian wilderness but never actually did? Then read further, get to know about Pukaskwa NP.
The first organization of its kind in Canada, it acts as a watchdog on issues affecting parks and highlights the importance of good parks.
New Mortgage Rules to take effect on July 9, 2012
The Pride Parade (July 1 @ 2:00 pm) always features numerous floats, music and lots of dancing by community organizations, businesses and groups
One of Canada’s smallest yet excitingly unusual NP impresses with 20km2 of marshes, savanna grasslands, wild beachfront, and Carolinian forest.
There are a lot of second-hand furniture stores in Toronto that help you build a comfortable and convenient interior space with reused furniture.
Yay, Jessica Goodman knows that June is named in honor of the Roman Goddess, Juno! Happy Shoe Shopping!
Starting A Family and Need To Move? Here's a quick note to let you know how we can help you or anyone you might introduce to us.
Georgian Bay Islands provides an extensive offer of outdoor activities for its visitors but kayakers are undoubtedly the big winners here.
Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported some 10,850 homes that changed hands across the Greater Toronto Area in May 2012.
There are many useful green projects that can help you improve your living standards during the summer in really affordable and fun ways.
Units in the Gotham Lofts sell for more than the asking price in a bidding war. The case for this 1bedroom loft after five bids were registered.
InspiraTO's essentially speed dating for theatre. In the span of 1 hour, you'll see six 10-minute shows that are entirely unique and unconnected.
The factory saw a lot of activity as the source of Toronto’s bricks, as well as supplying building sites in Quebec and Manitoba.
We are at the half year mark, how time flies when you are buying and selling houses! This month's prize is to Soft Moc! It's flip-flop time!
Friends of High Park Zoo needs volunteers this weekend between 10.00am and 4.00pm on both Saturday and Sunday (June 2 and 3),
The Bruce is an 80-kilometre limestone protrusion of scenic shorelines and green wetlands that separates Georgian Bay from Lake Huron.
Canada’s high-flying housing market continues to stabilize but Toronto and Vancouver lag behind the rest with their most risky property markets.
Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day!
Last month, the CBC fell victim to a publicized funding cut from the federal government - $115 million will be cut over the next three years.
The Countdown Is On! We've had 90,696 hits on our youtube channel! Help us reach our milestone goal of 100,000!
Kongrats to Lesley Hyatt! She knew that Jays won over the Braves to clinch their first World Series! Enjoy your shopping card to Canadian Tire!
More than 135 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings will open their doors for the weekend. All for free!
Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported a strong result of 10,350 transactions recorded through the Toronto MLS System for the month of April.
this semi-detached house presented an ideal setting and space for young families working with a budget under half a million
many homeowners in the Junction to list their properties, including this attached, two-bedroom townhouse, which received seven competing offers.
Users need to be wary of the security risks connected to Facebook life and take care of the privacy and safety of their profiles and computers.
This month's gift is to Canadian Tire. Start your spring cleaning or maybe buy a new baseball glove :)
Dreading a long house hunting search? Help is here... Just a quick note to let you know how we can help you or anyone you refer to us.
Archer DeFrance (2 yrs old) made his pic 3-D! Way to go Archer, you have won this year's Kontest.
Two-storey house near Humber College hit the market it drew out 40 groups each day - not including the traffic at the open houses.
Bedford Park Players run of 'Bad Habit' is opening one week from today. This year's run will be at St. Michael's College School, Centre for the Arts.
Greater Toronto REALTORS® results for March 2012 show that home sales kept rising and were 8 per cent higher than a year before.
This semi-detached, two-storey house was in hot demand in the eyes of 10 buyers who put in strong offers.
Yeah Steph Riley really knows her movies! Congrats! Enjoy your yummy Cobs gift card!
Within walking distance of Lawrence West subway station, Lawrence Square and Yorkdale malls, this two-bedroom townhouse was only subject to a week of exposure before two competing offers were made.
SAVE THE HIGH PARK ZOO - VOLUNTEER THIS WEEKEND!!!
The Wychwood Barns are not quite as old as the Park, but they too have a respectable (if not very dramatic) history attached to them.
However, despite fact that it appears that Julie doesn’t do any editing of her videos they are effective and engaging.
Donate your unwanted, gently used items to our garage sale and you'll be helping women and children in our community safely escape violence.
In the residential pocket northeast of High Park, large properties are more of the norm, so this two-storey Tudor suited a smaller pool of shoppers.
This month's gift card is to Cobbs Bread. We highly recommend their hot cross buns for Easter Sunday brunch!!
Craig Alexander, chief economist at TD Bank, says that the government should step in to the housing market again.
What can be considered the most famous movie house? You may have a different opinion, but I believe it is the one featured in the movie Psycho.
Decreasing the exposure to environmental allergens at your place can lead to the significant improvement of your health.
What do the specialists say about the future of Canada’s and Toronto’s real estate markets?
Happy March break! Read our JKT March 2012 Newsletter!
The lucky winners of the Cadillac Fairview gift cards are: Simon Giggs and Scott Ceriko! Have a ton of fun shopping!
The benefits of having a pet at home usually outweigh the drawbacks of pet allergies for many people.
Greater Toronto REALTORS® released sales statistics for February and showed the month was another very strong one for sales and prices in GTA.
Looking for a new and exciting way to spend an evening in Toronto? Then a superb jazz bar should definitely be at the top of your list.
Spring Forward this weekend!
One of the most effective ways to make your home more environmentally friendly is to use sustainable flooring
2½-storey renovated house east of High park - with new roofing, heating and water main, as well as a family-friendly 2,470-square-foot plan.
You have a chance of winning one of two $500.00 gift cards to Cadillac Fairview Shopping Malls. Just answer the following skill testing question!
One of our wonderful clients, Mary McLorn Valle will be at THE ARTIST PROJECT along with over 200 more artists ranging in 14 different styles of art!
Bookings for about 40 private showings were early indications that this two-bedroom corner suite would sell quickly in the East Lofts residence.
The lifespan of residential buildings is a question of utmost importance for every homeowner. They are skeptical, mainly due to cheap materials.
Despite decades of racial discrimination, black Canadians have contributed immensely to social, economic, cultural, and political life in Toronto.
Jennifer Chiu was right! Bill Gates is the proud owner of this impressive property!
Last month, 4,567 sales were reported through the TorontoMLS® system by the Greater Toronto REALTORS®.
How we can help you or anyone you refer to us. Our clients Kevin & Beth are happy to have moved into their dream property NW of Toronto.
The Government of Canada has renewed the The ecoENERGY Retrofit program until March 31, 2012
Canada's charm and the lifestyle of local people are reflected in what has become one of the most successful Canadian fashion labels in decades.
Le Gourmand is a cute little café that doubles as a small, high-end grocery store offering coffee and solid lunches.
Several open houses and private showings at this detached, two-storey house created a frenzy of activity in the quiet, Upper Beach community.
Don't we all wish we could be the answer to this question!! This Kontest prize is to Chapters-Indigo.
Anna-Ly was referred to us this Fall by a fellow realtor to help in the sale of her beautiful home. She was so thrilled with the overall experience she wrote the following to us:
Dark Horse Espresso Bar favour all that is natural, and it shows in the taste and value of everything you can purchase from them.
Beginning with piano at an early age, Bulat soon progressed to ukulele, guitar, saxophone, banjo, flute, and the autoharp.
Check out our January 2012 Newsletter!
Sylvia Tyson was born Sylvia Fricker on September 19th, 1940, in Chatham, Ontario.
According to the Market Watch Report issued by TREB, 4,718 transactions occurred in the TorontoMLS® system during December 2011
Heather McCourt is going to be rocking out this month!! Since posting this question 2 weeks ago we have another 2100 hits on YouTube.
Help Save the High Park Zoo! Council is voting on Monday on the Zoo, we need to do some lobbying!
One of the best known Canadian folk musicians in history is still alive and singing, and living in Toronto.
If you wish to make your childhood dreams come true or just find an attractive position then real estate courses may be a good match.
We encourage you to check out the Government's Home Buyer's Plan now for as first time buyers you and a spouse or partner may qualify to borrow up to $25,000.
The knowledge required for real estate plays a crucial role in the profession. It is often as important as personal skills or opportunities.
Happy New Year! This month's Kontest is for $25.00 to iTunes! Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!