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What a $3 million house looks like in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / August 3, 2015

toronto 3 million houseHouses in Toronto are really expensive. On average, purchasing a detached or semi-detached property costs in excess of a million dollars. That's partly because such properties are increasingly scarce and, for the most part, the majority of buyers appear willing to go into debt just to afford one.

So if a million is the new benchmark, then a three million dollar home must be a different order of luxury, right? Here are six multi-million dollar examples on the market today.

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What is the oldest neighbourhood in Toronto?

Posted by Chris Bateman / August 1, 2015

oldest neighbourhood torontoIn 1793, the little frontier town of York consisted of just 10 blocks: two rows of five stacked on top of each other between present day George, Front, Adelaide, and Berkeley streets. The entire city of Toronto grew from this tiny waterfront nucleus.

The original city is now firmly within the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. King St. east of Jarvis cuts right through the centre of the more than 200-year-old community.

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News Flash

Road closures for the August long weekend in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / July 31, 2015

road closures torontoRoad closures in Toronto for the Civic Holiday weekend of August 1, 2, and 3 2015 rounds up the key transportation shut-downs affecting the city, including street and TTC closures.

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How Toronto almost landed the 2008 Olympics

Posted by Chris Bateman / July 28, 2015

toronto 2008 olympicsWhen former champion gymnast Li Ning lit the Olympic torch at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing in 2008, it heralded the beginning of 16 days of high profile (and high cost) international sporting competition. Had things been just a little different, however, it might have been Toronto hosting the Games.

The bidding process for the 2008 Olympics started in 1998, the same year Vancouver began courting the winter event. In March of that year, Toronto city council overwhelmingly voted to form a committee that would be responsible for delivering the Games by a vote of 54-1.

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What kind of apartment does $5000 get you in Toronto?

Posted by Chris Bateman / July 25, 2015

toronto apartmentA $5,000 apartment isn't necessarily all that swank in Toronto these days. With the average price of a condo atmore than $400,000, a detached home more than a million, and, rental prices are likewise rapidly spiralling upward. For the most part, this list of $5,000-a-month properties is frighteningly mundane: there are no moats, no turrets, no champagne filled swimming pools or basement cinemas.

This is what $5,000 a month gets you in Toronto's rental market.

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Eat & Drink

Everything to know about hot dog stands in Toronto

Posted by Chris Bateman / July 23, 2015

hot dog stand torontoBefore food trucks became trendy, the humble hot dog cart was king of the Toronto street food scene pretty much by default. Bizarrely strict rules prevented all but a small number of basic foods being sold on our streets. These days, the city doesn't tell vendors what to serve, but it took a long time and a lot of bureaucratic wrangling to make it so.

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