Toronto Then & Now: The Bloor Street Viaduct

The Prince Edward Viaduct System, most often referred to as the Bloor Street Viaduct is a multi-arched bridge that connects central midtown and east midtown via Bloor Street East and Danforth Avenue and spans east to west across Rosedale Valley, Sherbourne Street and the Bayview Extension of the Don Valley Parkway. Pictured above, under construction in 1917, the Edmund W. Burke designed bridge was completed in 1918 at the cost of just under $2.5 Million, blowing the initial budget of $759,000 proposed in 1910. The structure very quickly boosted residential and commercial development in the east end of the city as transportation to the central core of midtown and downtown Toronto became more easily accessible.

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Property Voyeur: A contemporary masterpiece just minutes from the ski slopes

This newly-built 7,400 square foot home features exquisite design elements and luxury details. This home has a contemporary flair offering a lifestyle of relaxed sophistication. With 5 bedrooms, soaring ceilings, exposed steel beams, glass staircase, superior quality cabinetry throughout, 2 master suites (one on main floor), beautifully designed spacious pantry and mud room, steel wrapped fireplace, walkout to lower level, sauna, hot tub and extensive landscaping, this spectacular home as it all! Located in prestigious Nipissing Ridge, backing onto a ravine and just minutes to Craigleith and Alpine Ski Clubs. It also has close proximity to Georgian Bay and the 100 km trail system. A must see!

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Chestnut Park Open Houses

Chestnut Park Open Houses: February 28 & March 1

House hunting? Here’s a quick list of the open houses we have on the go this weekend. Happy hunting!

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Where The Wild Things Are | Monkey Motif In Design

Sometimes we tend to take ourselves too seriously when it comes to design. There is definitely something to be said for a touch of whimsy when creating beautiful interiors. Something a little unexpected – a conversation piece. Could there be a more playful motif than that of the monkey? Eternal children. In so many other facets of our lives, we desire youth – why not also in our surroundings? Think beyond children’s rooms. Here are some cool examples of this ancient creature in decor that add a little fun but also a soulful element to a space.

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Property Voyeur: Take a peek at this almost $13M luxury Yorkville condo

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to arrive at a lifestyle of Four Seasons perfection! This remarkable 5,036 square foot residence has 12 foot ceilings, massive east and west south-facing terraces, with views to the edge of forever. Also included in the price is its own separate one-bedroom 680 square foot guest suite. Dramatic, expansive principal rooms with walls of south-facing glass bring the captivating city views into your unbelievably gracious personal space.

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Shopping for a lakefront property? Consider these 11 things first

If you are searching for a lakefront property for this coming cottage season, now is the perfect time to narrow down your ultimate wish list before the hunt begins. First order of business? Asking yourself if a waterfront property is right for you and your family. What types of activities do you enjoy? Swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing? And how often do you plan on using the property? All of these questions can assist you in determining if a lakefront property is the right move for you. If so, then let’s get down to the nitty gritty of what to consider in this type of property…

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Winter Fun

Property Voyeur: Paradise ‘On the Rocks’ with spectacular lake views

This custom designed and built masterpiece stands proudly as one of the finest offerings on Sparrow Lake. Approximately 5,500 square feet of luxury awaits new owners. The great room offers timber framing, window wall and stunning lake views. The dream kitchen with two islands is a must see! Muskoka room with stone wood-burning fireplace is a cozy place to relax with the family.

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