Toronto is getting a big winter village with skating and fire pits next month

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly approaching, and what better way to kick-off the holiday celebrations than to spend it at a massive winter market right here in the city. Evergreen’s Winter Market will take place at the Brick Works, the historic brick factory nestled in Toronto’s Don Valley. You’ll have the … Read more

Vancouver leads country in mom-and-pop landlords

Statistics Canada said 11.2 per cent of Vancouver home owners reported income from a rental unit.JENNIFER GAUTHIER/Reuters Recently released statistics show that Vancouver has the highest percentage of mom-and-pop landlords in Canada, which may not come as a surprise for anyone with a mortgage to cover. Statistics Canada said 11.2 per cent of Vancouver home … Read more

Toronto is getting a new winter festival with a light tunnel and Christmas market

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to spend the winter holidays than to check out light festivals and Christmas markets. Luckily Toronto is getting an event that combines both of these activities. Northern Lights is a new outdoor immersive holiday experience full of twinkly light displays, festive decor, activities … Read more

Rate hikes add a note of hesitation to real estate market

53 Lynndale Rd. in the Scarborough Bluffs neighbourhood. Listed with an asking price of $4.2-million, the house sold after 16 days on market for $3.9-million.Ciprian Dumitrascu/Ciprian Dumitrascu/Soare Productions The Toronto-area fall real estate market is entering the final stretch of 2022 with dispirited buyers, a lack of inventory and the table set for an interest … Read more

Buyer shaves price on two-bedroom condo

36 Lisgar St., No. 216, Toronto Asking price: $668,000 (September, 2022) selling price: $660,000 (September, 2022) Taxes: $2,363 (2022) Days on the market: 17 Listing agents: Meray Mansour and Mary Jo Vradis, Rare Real Estate The action The unit has sliding balcony doors in the kitchen.Rare Real Estate Inc. Agent Meray Mansour worried buyers might … Read more

Toronto business area exhausted with vandalism and residents are upset

Meander down Front Street in the St. Lawrence Market area and you’ll see a number of businesses with smashed windows. This isn’t anything new for local residents or business-owners, with the latest smashing blitz impacting over 10 storefronts on Halloween night alone. It’s an ongoing problem with little end in sight. On some occasions, businesses … Read more

Where people in the GTA are overbidding and underbidding on homes the most

The majority of neighborhoods in the Greater Toronto Area have entered underbidding territory, but homes remain out of reach for many first-time buyers. According to new data from real estate agency Wahi’s Market Pulse Tool, 86 per cent of GTA neighborhoods were in underbidding territory in October. Despite the lower bids, however, homes in the … Read more

Downtown Toronto condo with city views finds a buyer at near asking price

Re/Max Hallmark Bibby Group Realty 110 Charles St., E., No. 3507, Toronto Asking price: $1,198,000 (August, 2022) selling price: $1,175,000 (September, 2022) Previous selling price: $610,000 (February, 2013); $475,315 (February, 2011) Taxes: $4,209 (2022) Days on the market: 14 Listing agent: Christopher Bibby, Re/Max Hallmark Bibby Group Realty The 1,063-square-foot unit has an open, airy … Read more

Toronto home sales are tanking and experts are very worried

After over a decade of sustained demand and frenzied housing price growth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), experts are signaling alarm bells as buyers recoil from the market in the face of historic inflation. The region’s housing market cooled noticeably in September, according to the latest Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) market … Read more

Toronto is getting its first-ever Filipino Christmas market

You probably know all about the Toronto Christmas market at the Distillery, but this year the city is getting something totally new: a Christmas market that’s totally Filipino. It’s also totally free to attend. The Christmas Goods and Food Bazaar happening soon is intended to make people feel like they’re really in the Philippines for … Read more