Testimonial for Lease at 75 East Liberty

75 East Liberty

Mark was not only well-versed in his business, accommodating and professional while making us feel quite comfortable; he went above the call of duty, offering drop-offs and meet-ups at our convenience. He had the magic touch and helped us find our rental apartment in Liberty Village immediately. When it came to forms and communications, Mark made sure to guide us and fight for us regarding prices/concerns about the property. Plus he’s a fun guy so we had a few laughs through the process.  Overall: an easy & amazing experience (which is rare to say about moving!) and we will definitely be using Mark again when the time comes.

Steven S.

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Photos of The Hive Lofts by Symmetry Developments

The Hive Lofts

The Hive Lofts in Etobicoke are almost complete… and boy are they looking sweet! For this weeks Photo Friday I ventured out to the Hive and snapped a few photos from inside and out.  Designed by Teeple Architects, the 6 storey boutique building is home to only 18 units.  Ranging in size from 523 sq.ft. for a one bedroom to almost 1,300 sq.ft. for a two bedroom suite, the loft stands out (in the best of ways) from anything else near by.  Wrapped in a bold and dark zinc cladding – the Hive is pretty much the Bat-mobile of condo livings… ya, it’s that good!The Hive Lofts by Symmetry Developments

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The Hive Lofts by Symmetry Developments

… and if you think it’s curves are something to look at, just wait until you see it straight on!

The Hive Lofts by Symmetry Developments

I was lucky enough to get a private tour with Sayf Hassan (principle developer at Symmetry Developments) of their custom designed, two bedroom unit on the 5th floor.  At almost 1300 sq.ft. the loft features a south facing wrap around terrace (with gas hook-up), a 10 foot long quartz island, and a custom designed/imported Italian kitchen!

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Currently priced at $650,000 – it’s one of two remaining units available at The Hive!

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City Sounds – TIFF 2014 Playlist

City Sounds Mixtape

Downtown Toronto is home to more than just Condos and Lofts, from September 4th-14th, 2014 it’s also host to the Toronto International Film Festival.  As exciting as all the celebrities and premiers are… the real fun is at the after party! When the heels come up and chest hair out, it’s time to let loose and boogie down to some club pumping beats.

I for one didn’t actually attended any of parties this year (partially because they’re way past my bedtime and partially because Pacino’s invite never made it to my mail box) BUT if I did, I’m certain a few of these tracks would’ve been heard! With out any further adieu, I present to you my: TIFF After Party Playlist as part of the City Sounds collection!

 

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Testimonial for Purchase at 112 George St – The Vu

The Vu Condo

We recently had the pleasure of working with Mark as our agent in a search for our first home. To describe our experiences through a simple post does not begin to describe how satisfied and happy we are with his professionalism and expertise in helping us through the incredibly competitive and tough Toronto housing market.

Mark had the knowledge to guide us through every step of the process to ensure we were comfortable from the very beginning of our search to the final offer and closing of our new home. He had the patience to ensure we saw the homes he thought was right for us, and most importantly, he was an honest agent that wanted to make sure we found the right home, and not just any home to close a deal.

Needless to say, we would happily recommend Mark to all other individuals looking for an exceptional agent, and will be back again for all our future real estate needs.

Jude and Correne

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The Colorful Homes of Little Portugal in Toronto

Houses in Little Portugal
Nestled deep in a corner of downtown Toronto, lives a neighbourhood full of colour and character. The Little Portugal community has quickly become on of my favourite neighbourhoods to walk and explore!

At first glance, Little Portugal may not seem very different from the other communities near by. Boarded by a portion of College and Dundas St. West to the North,  Dovercourt to the East, and the CNR Railway Tracks to the West – it’s typical to find narrow lots with Victorian styled homes in both detached and semi-detached styles.  Many of the homes were built around the early 1900’s and as such, contain much of the character and charm one would expect of a home constructed during this time… but somewhere a long the line, the residents decided it was time for a change – and a splash of colour.

Take a stroll down street like Brock, Sheridan, Shirley or Marshall and you’ll find an array of homes painted bright blues, greens, red and even white! This weeks Photo Friday collection is all about the colourful houses in the Little Portugal neighbourhood of Toronto!

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The bold colours of paint don’t just apply to the houses… many of the business on the Dundas West strip have also adopted the trend by transforming boring brick facades into eye catching murals!

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My most favorite home in the area has to be the one belonging to the owner who decided to weld a a bicycle to their front wall… how’s that for a unique feature!

Little Portugal Houses in Toronto

If you’re looking to buy or sell in Little Portgual, start by checking out some of the homes currently for sale in the neighbourhood!

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