Category Archives: Article of the Week

Real estate articles of the week as selected by Nicole Salter for Julie Kinnear Team clients.

Top 5 Plants for Toronto’s Climate

Although there are many great reasons to move to Toronto, its climate for plants isn't high on that list. For those who aren't blessed with a green thumb, it can be difficult to choose the right plant for home — and disheartening to lose that plant if you aren't too sure how to care for it. Curtis Evoy, who runs the conservatory at Allan Gardens, helped shed some light on the plants best suited to Toronto.

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival was established in 2001 by the artistic directors of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to celebrate excellence in the field of Canadian cinema. TIFF has always been committed to promoting Canadian filmmakers and their work and its creative team put together this annual event to showcase unique Canadian films, their directors, and their casts.

Top November Events in Toronto

Wondering what to do in Toronto during the upcoming month? November will be packed with great events you shouldn’t miss. From the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the BabyTime Show to the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo and Planet in Focus film festival to kick off events of the festive season — such as the traditional Santa Claus Parade and One of a Kind Christmas Show.

Top October Events in Toronto

Halloween is coming, which means there's a lot of scary events such as the Zombie Walk or Toronto After Dark Film Festival. October in Toronto also offers lots of sweet and comforting events like the Toronto Chocolate Festival. Traditionally, there's an abundance of art events and festivals, so you should keep your eyes open if you don’t want to miss them. Here are our picks for the top October events in Toronto.

Rosetta McClain Gardens: A Park on the Edge

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. Formerly the property of Rosetta and Robert McClain, the land was donated to the city by Robert after Rosetta’s death in 1940. Although lacking the vastness and floral variety of such places as Edwards Gardens, Rosetta McClain compensates for its lack of bulk with a grand view of the lake and a surprising diversity of birds.

Best Events at Toronto’s Public Galleries

Perhaps it’s true that the first place to look for your glasses when you lose them is your nose. I was sitting in my house, wondering what galleries I should present to you next, and then it hit me. I have covered quite a lot of exhibition art spaces that I love in Toronto except for the most obvious, so I decided to change the orientation of my “Galleries of Toronto” series just a touch.

Park and Ride Toronto

Cars can take us anywhere we want, any time we want, comfortably, quickly, and reliably. It’s easy to get in and go, and travelling with luggage is also very convenient. A working mass transit system must figure out how to bring these mentioned qualities to trains, subways, and buses — and they are one step closer to closing the deal with drivers. Park-and-ride schemes are a great way to solve the alarming traffic problems in big cities like Toronto.

Home Inspection

Do-it-yourselfers, rejoice! May is upon us, which means that it’s the best time to perform home inspection. If you can afford to hire a professional, there’s no easier way to get the job done and get it done right. However, if you want to save some money for the coming spring season, you can conduct your own inspection. All you have to do is read the following advice and assemble a pen, paper, and a flashlight and your home inspection can begin.

Renovation Ideas: Redesign Your Kitchen Like a Pro!

Do you sometimes feel a bit lost in your own kitchen? Do all the tools that you need hide from you whenever you need them? Do you find it too dull but still have to spend loads of time there while preparing your food? Maybe it’s high time for you to think about making little adjustments! After all, in most houses, the kitchen is the central area of the house, where every member of the family meets, and it would be a pity not to use its full potential.