Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival was established in 2001 by the artistic directors of the TIFF to celebrate excellence in the field of Canadian cinema.
Happy New Year! If you have a resolution to start eating healthier than this kontest is for you, a gift card to Subway Sub!
Toronto Photo of the Week: Ball at the Mall.
Meighan Sutherland will enjoy some last minute shopping at Canadian Tire, The Santa Clause Parade started in 1905! Happy Holidays!
After 21 happy successful years at Royal LePage and careful consideration, The Julie Kinnear Team is about to embark on a new adventure.
This article will show you that recycled things can be as reliable as brand-new products and sometimes the extra character is a big bonus.
The number of new properties for sale in Toronto was down 4.4 % in November, year over year, and month-end active listings fell down 12.1 %, according to TREB.
Check out some of the names that we chose and let us know about your ideas. Here’s the list of the top Canadian comic book creators by Julie Kinnear.
Happy Homes & Holidays! Reflecting on the end of 2013, and the incredible relationships we have been so blessed with.
December in Toronto might be freezing, but life in the city doesn’t slow down at all!
We hope you have had a great 2013! The final gift card for the last kontest of the year is to Canadian Tire.
When you buy a home in Toronto, City Hall's Land transfer tax forces you to pay thousands up front, every time you move!
Canadian Tire Goalie Leaf Bags!Check out these fun new Canadian Tire leaf bags that double as a goalie net for your kids to enjoy.
Jennifer Blais is going to be basking in chocolate bliss as the winner of Novembers Krazy Kontest!
Humber Bay Park consists of over 300 acres of human-made peninsulas, ponds, and islands along the mouth of Etobicoke’s Mimico Creek.
The Julie Kinnear Team has drawn and the winner of the JKT Pumpkin contest this year is...... Tracey Sloga!!! Thank you to everyone that entered!
Canadian Real Estate Wealth Interview with Julie Kinnear on
In October 2013, condo sales in Toronto rose nearly 25 per cent year-over-year.
Sweet November! If you have a sweet tooth then this kontest is for you! A $25.00 gift card to "The Chocolateria" in Roncesvalles!
This weekend, November 2 at 2:00 a.m. turn your clocks back one hour and check your smoke alarms!
Wondering what to do in Toronto during the upcoming month? November will be packed with great events you shouldn’t miss.
The story of Cobain’s home in Seattle, Johnny Cash's lake house, Pink Floyd members’ London home, Bruce Springsteen's cottage and Elvis Presley’s Graceland.
The JKT's Pumpkin Patch Photo Contest
Take a look at some of the most common myths about solar power and how they weigh against the facts.
Brianne Scott is this month's winner! We dressed up as The Wizard of Oz!
“It was a big, classic house on one of the premier streets in the area with a nice big lot and private driveway, which don’t come by very often."
A total of 7,411 homes sold through the Toronto MLS system in September — a 30 per cent increase from last year, when tighter mortgage rules were introduced.
3 Wishes Come True! We have the best clients and a great story to share with you!
This home is more architecturally modern than other of residences in Bloor W. Village, yet it welcomed a steady flow of traffic and a solid deal within weeks of listing.
The family business operates the farm since 1980. Andrew Scenic Acres now proudly grows 165 acres of luscious fruit and vegetables.
The summer sun might be history, the leaves are already changing their colour and it's getting colder, but there's still a lot of action in Toronto in October!
It's close to our favourite client event, The Great JKT Pumpkin Patch! This year we will be giving out pumpkins on October 19!
Placed precariously on the very edge of the Scarborough Bluffs, the Rosetta McClain garden is fairly small by Toronto garden park standards, with only 23 acres.
An increasing number of airports in the United States are now using dogs as part of therapy programs designed to alleviate the stress of agitated passengers.
Cherry Avenue Farm is located in the beautiful Niagara Peninsula and has been owned and operated by the Moyer Family since 1799.
Debbie Kinoshita knows her birthstones! Sapphire is the gem of September. Enjoy your gift card to Subway!
FanExpo Canada is an annual four-day convention dedicated to fans that takes place in Toronto at the end of August. It's been running since 1994.
This summer has been Canada's hottest and priciest for a long time. Sales shot up by an incredible 21.1 per cent in August compared to results from a year ago.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of what has become the goriest and most horrifying event in TIFF history: Midnight Madness.
The largest meatless food festival in the world is heading down to the Harbourfront Centre for its 29th season. Annual Vegetarian Food Fest in Toronto.
The TIFF, Vegetarian Food Festival, JFL, a unique David Bowie exhibition, and much more will keep you busy this September!
Holidays have come to a close and everyone is back to work and school! We hope you all had an amazing summer! This month's prize is to Subway!
The most famous movie stars, producers, directors plus a wide base of fans are heading to Toronto to celebrate the power of film. TIFF 2013.
Make these changes around your home and improve the quality of life on Earth. Going green is a lot easier than you may have imagined!
Toronto Botanical Garden is a volunteer-based gardening education and information centre located in Edwards Gardens.
Ghost Towns around Ontario. Greater Sadbury region and Sable Falls.
Kongrats to Lillian Angel! The Chairman's Club celebrated their 100th Anniversary by taking a group of top producers to Africa on safari.
RC Harris Water Treatment Plant purifies about 30 per cent of Toronto's tap water and produces up to 950 million litres of water per day.
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) announced that last month was the third highest July on record for house prices in Toronto.
Larry wrote about us The JKT on his blog Photography For Real Estate.
Thai Basil is a trendy and authentic restaurant with locations in Downtown Toronto and a second in Richmond Hill.
What do houses of the Cullen family, Don Vito Corleone, Sam Baldwin, Tony Montana, Rachel Marron, Miss Daisy and Thompson Family have in common?
August's gift card is to Shoppers Drug Mart. You can pick up any last minute essentials you may need for your vacation or just your weekend!!
Clients Helping Clients! Holly's clients are over the moon happy after buying their beautiful new home in the east end!
You won’t be disappointed by the choice of August events in Toronto. Our city offers something for everyone, from music fans through tennis lovers to foodies.
A Toronto park that has the distinction of being mostly paved. It also has a roof. With cars on it. Toronto's Underpass park.
Many young couples were fixated on acquiring larger units in the King Town community, where only a couple of units become available each month.
Summer in Toronto is full of street festivals. However, even the best program can be ruined by the unexpected weather such as this year's floods.
Many people believe condo fees are an unnecessary burden and prefer condos with the lowest maintenance fees. Find out why they are wrong.
The average Canadian produces 777 kilograms of garbage every year according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada.
Kongrats to Anna Sand! May we suggest you buy Tim Horton's frozen drinks with your gift card for these hot humid days, enjoy!
Toronto Real Estate July 2013 Newsletter announcement post.
Most people are aware that they need a permit for major house renovations, but some forget that this permit is needed for some small renovations as well.
The sale prices of homes in Toronto continued to rise in June, but mortgage rates and a big condo supply can be a problem for the TO real estate market.
Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Gerrard Street Bazaar, Lahore Tikka House brings together all the best qualities of South Asian culture.
If you look up you will see that The Junction is hi-lited in red. Click on that and check out the latest sales stats for this happening neighbourhood.
Looking for something to do this July in Toronto? Search no more, and check out our list of the top ten events in the city for a bit of inspiration!
July is upon us and what a way to start off the month by celebrating our nation's birthday! This month's gift card is to Tim Horton's eh!
Woofstock has become the largest outdoor festival for dogs and their owners. Over the weekend of June 8 & 9, Woofstock celebrated its 10th season.
Solar energy is becoming more accessible, and solar panels are being integrated into much more sophisticated gadgets than calculators.
In the Annex dotted with frozen yogurt chains like Menchies and YoYos, Greg’s Ice Cream stands its ground with its 30-year history.
Just recently we sold our beautiful state of the art modern style listing with a great deal of help from Julie’s detailed YouTube video walk through!
A photo essay of Ontario Place - a cultural, leisure, and entertainment parkland located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Kongratulations to Helen Hawketts. The Blue Jays played their first game June 5, 1989! Wow how time flies!
People who commute by bicycle are so healthy that they are 39 per cent less likely to die (of any cause) than those who don’t ride bicycles.
Even though May 2013 may not be viewed as very positive, the 3.4% drop in sales and the 5.4% rise in the average price are relatively favourable results.
In the heart of Roncesvalles Village, this century-old, brick townhouse was the object of the affections of more than a dozen house hunters.
The store sells not only furniture, but jewellery too, all on consignment from people who don't want to sell the stuff themselves.
The real estate market is extremely unpredictable these days. It is price sensitive as buyers are particular, yet some sell for way more than expected.
Check out some of the top June events that will brighten Toronto. We only picked the cherries on top, there’s plenty more going on!
Check out the latest Sales Stats for Moore Park!
From mostly private and artist-run establishments, I’ll walk you through a couple of my favourite public galleries in Toronto.
This Kontest prize is $25.00 gift card to the Beer Store. Sit back with a beer and watch the Jays on us one night!
Health professionals widely recognize how housing affects our health, and with very good reason. Bad housing conditions lead to health problems.
A wonderful private luxury property or an excellent investment opportunity as a B&B or for hosting events.
City of Toronto staff and more than 1,000 volunteers have planted trees in Milliken Park for the annual planting event, Trees Across Toronto.
This article aims to present a fascinating gardening idea: the ever-trendy forest gardening.
Karen McNeil is happy to win the May Krazy Kontest! She is not very happy it won't be the Leafs she will watch play at Shakey's.
The Silver Snail and Black Canary is one of only a few hubs for the hobbyist community in Toronto and their attached café is a unique hangout for anyone to enjoy.
Despite serious obstacles in Canadian housing market, the sales in April 2013 were better than expected.
Allan Gardens Conservatory is located on Carlton Street (between Jarvis and Sherbourne) and is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Park-and-ride schemes are a great way to solve the alarming traffic problems in big cities like Toronto.
Do-it-yourselfers, rejoice! May is upon us, which means that it’s the best time to perform home inspection.
This detached bungalow received a solid offer the second time on the market under the direction of a different agent – Julie Kinnear.
April showers bring May flowers and maybe a Stanley Cup! May's contest certificate is for Shakey's in the Bloor West Village.
Running for its 20th year, North America’s largest documentary festival is screening over 180 films that deal with a myriad of topics.
De-Clutter for a Cause! You will be helping women and children in our community escape violence!
Street Photography is a genre of photography trying to capture candid situations happening in public places such as streets, parks and beaches.
Kongrats to Dale Breen! He will be enjoying a lip smacking burger at The Works Gourmet Burger!
GTA house prices continued to rise in March 2013, and the real estate market in Toronto is as hot as ever — especially for first-time buyers.
In the Carrington on the Park residence, which is one of three buildings built on the former Inn on the Park site
TerraCycle is on a mission to eliminate the idea of waste.
The New City Hall, located at Nathan Phillips Square and built in 1965, is Toronto's famous landmark attracting thousands of visitors each year.
As a single-family dwelling, there are five bedrooms on the upper levels, a main floor living room and a formal dining area
April in Toronto is beautiful — and full of events! So much is happening over this month, so check out our list of ideas.
hey have long hours. They cover the central core of Toronto. They do weekends and holidays as well. Toronto Mobile Veterinary Services.
Happy April to you all! Its nice to shed the winter coat isn't it? The Krazy Kontest prize this month is to "The Works" Burger Gourmet Restaurant.
Kitchen is the central area of the house and it would be a pity not to use its full potential. Learn how to redesign your kitchen!
It’s time to free your artistic inner-self, and I can assure you that Toronto’s finest artisans will help you achieve your creative dreams.
Perhaps the best thing about Rawlicious, next to the incredibly healthy and yummy dishes, is how real and accessible everything is.
Julie Russell and Lina Sloan, "the stone man" will point you towards the nearest mall! You are the winners of the March Grand Prize Krazy Kontest!
Jambo! (Hello in Swahili!) Happy March Break! I am excited to be writing this – having spent a good part of February in Africa.
Great masterpieces emerge from beneath the picks, chisels and chainsaws of talented carvers during the 13th Annual Bloor-Yorkville IceFest.
February has been another rough month for the Toronto real estate market.
Kids always have lots of energy during holidays — so it’s the best time for exciting adventures.
Friends of High Park Z00 need more volunteers to help with Community Events and Fund Raising in High Park.
Very Cool Spacious Loft! Art deco style “Electra Lofts” building in desirable King West Village! The current seller just loves the #2! Why?
Family 5 bedroom renovated home for sale in trendy Roncesvalles Village in Toronto retains charm. Steps to High Park for kids & dog walks.
FFTF specialises in organic, drug-free, free-range, and especially, local food; you can buy in-season fruit and vegetables here.
LinkedIn let us know that we have one of the top 10% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012!
Living off the grid is becoming more and more popular, especially here in Ontario.
GRAND PRIZE KONTEST!! You have a chance to win a $500.00 gift card to Cadillac Fairview Malls. It's simple, just answer this question.
Kongrats to Sandy Kiaizadeh! The unusual hotel is in Quebec, enjoy your gift card to Second Cup.
Toronto parks are not losing their charm under the thick cover of snow. Inviting people for a nice walk, snowball fights or building snowmen.
The new year started with a 1.3 per cent decline in sales compared to January 2012.
Let’s take a look at some of the most interesting events scheduled this year that are yet to come in February.
Detached, brick house with family room addition and a walkout to a deck, flagstone patio and gated garden increased interior living space to 2,130 square feet.
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The gift card for this month's Kontest is to Second Cup. You can buy yourself a hot chocolate a day to keep warm :)
Furnishly is a marketplace that brings physical store inventory online, all in one place, in a well arranged and practical manner.
Julia & Marty found their dream home with Tyler in the west end it was time to call Julie to sell their downtown condo quickly.
Turning off your lights is the number one thing you can do to conserve electricity
A HUGE congrats to all the 2012 National Chairmans Club winners as featured in the Globe & Mail on Jan 25. What great company to keep!
Travel back in time and look at some of beautiful historic photographs documenting important events, daily life, and the changing of Toronto.
Of Things Past is a unique furniture store that carries used furniture as well as new items that other shops consign with them.
Some Toronto realtors are seeing an unexpected surge in condo buyers scouring the market post Christmas.
Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
It's a pizza party for Sandra Tiano! This year Julie will be celebrating a wonderful and successful 20 years with the Royal LePage!
The store was established by Dan and Renee’s grandmother, Grace, who was way ahead of the trend of reducing, recycling, and repurposing.
December 2012 home sales in the City of Toronto fell 22.8 per cent compared to last year’s figures. Average price rose by 4.4 per cent, however.
TV host Candice Olson says to take your personality out of your house when selling.
Check out the latest stats of what houses have been selling for in the High Park area.
No electrical bills, no food bills, no water bills. They’re easy to build, so you can construct them yourself. Sounds like a utopia?
Epicurious Predicts The Top Food Trends of 2013 and Toronto is on Top!
This months kontest prize is to Pizza Pizza! Everyone is tired of cooking so take a night off and order in!