Month: May 2012

Boutique Lower Penthouse- Spectacular Unobstructed South West Views of Skyline and Toronto Waterfront!

May 11, 2012-Just Listed! 126 Simcoe Street, Suite #3103- OPEN HOUSE-SATURDAY, May 12 2:00-4:00- Unbelieveable panoramic views! Split two bedroom plan with two bathrooms, Cecconi Simone Interiors, wraparound glass balcony, floor to ceiling windows, upgraded hardwood and marble floors, stone counters, floating bathroom vanities, KitchenAid and LG stainless steel appliances, custom window coverings, parking, and locker. 24 hour concierge, rooftop Sky Lounge, fitness centre, business centre, guest suites, and visitor parking. Steps to subway, Financial District, TIFF Lightbox, AGO, Four Seasons Opera Centre, and Roy Thomson Hall. Downtown Living at its best! Offered for sale at $585,000. For more info: call Andrea Stark 416-489-2121 or visit


Toronto Remains Blessed! Real Estate Spring Statistics Are In!

May 6th, 2012-Prices continue upward here in Toronto, with the average sale price up another 8.5% from this time last year. Mortgage rates are still low and, while they are not expected to rise much this year, lenders are getting stickier on lending, especially to self-employed individuals. Low inventory has helped keep demand, (and subsequently prices), high. We shall see if the recent increase in inventory affects the strength in terms of price. I am seeing more greedy sellers upping their list price after an initial debut in the marketplace: always a poorly thought-out move, in my opinion. Let’s just count our blessings, Toronto! Don’t get too greedy! Read the entire Toronto Real Estate Board Market Watch Report.

Make a statement! Vote Today For The Toronto Architecture You Love & Hate!

May 3rd, 2012- I love that we can critique our public architecture in Toronto.
Voting is Now Open for the Anual Pug Awards- Power to the People.
The annual Pug Awards debuted in 2004 and celebrate the best in Toronto architecture and planning. Founded by Anna Simone, principal of design firm Cecconi Simone, and Gary Berman, president of real estate financier Tricon Capital Group, the awards invite the public to vote on the best, the middling and worst of Toronto’s newest real estate developments. The goal is to inform the public about design excellence and ultimately contribute to the growth and prosperity of Toronto.