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In today’s blog entry, you will find a list of Toronto’s most critically acclaimed condos, according to Mr. Christopher Hume, the well-respected architecture critic and urban issues columnist for the Toronto Star.
After almost 10 years of real estate success in downtown Toronto, I, along with a few valued colleagues are taking things to the next level. I am proud to introduce The Camber Walden Group, as your trusted real estate resource.
Heikki Walden and I have joined forces, along with our Buyer Rep Adrian Coimbra, to offer a level of service and representation rarely seen in Toronto. We will be supported by 2 very capable and intelligent administrators who will oversee marketing and client care.
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Looking forward to a huge 2012! Further updates to follow.
“Should we BUY first or SELL first??” This is a question I am often asked when meeting with clients who are deciding which step to take first. I usually list the pros and cons of both options and offer up the worst case scenarios of both.
There is an interesting article in today’s Moneyville section that addrresses this very dilemna. You can read the article here.
What would you do? I guess it comes down to having a financial buffer and some threshold for pain, just in case things don’t go according to plan. Will the current condo sell as quickly as planned? Will we get the price we need? Can we afford bridge financing if we can’t match the closing dates?
These are all questions that come up when dealing with this scenario.
It looks like Liberty Village is soon-to-be one step closer to becoming a foodie destination. According to a recent report in The Grid, Claudio April, the food maestro behind Colborne Lane and Origins, is opening an Origins-type restaurant in our beloved neighbourhood.
See the article here
“I’m taking over an old ammunition factory from the Second World War,” he says. “It’s a gorgeous space [at 171 Liberty St. E.] and hopefully we’ll start construction in January and open in the spring around April. It’s going to be a 150-seat restaurant with a lounge, bar, open kitchen, raw bar, mozzarella bar and a large patio as well.
“Long story short: I looked at the space in Liberty Village three years ago but the deal was never realized. King and Church was another location I was looking at, so I opened [Origin] there. I was approached about Liberty Village two weeks ago, so it’s still very fresh, but I thought the space had tremendous potential back then and even more now with a greater density.”
For those of you who have been wondering what has happened to Liberty Village’s Liberty Noodle, The Grid appears to know.
Read the full article here
I generally don’t like to speak poorly of businesses trying to succeed in our beloved neighbourhood but rarely did I ever hear a good thing about this restaurant. Perhaps the outcome is unsurprising.
I am very pleased to announce my new King West listing at 1000 King St W. This Spacious And Bright South/West Corner Condo Offers 2 Large Bedrooms, 2 Baths With A Large Kitchen – Perfect For Gathering Around The Huge Island. Loads Of Kitchen Storage. Every Room Has A Window! The Master Suite Has A Walk-In Closet Rarely Matched For Size And Its Own Ensuite Bathroom. Sun-Splashed South-Facing Balcony. Includes Parking And Locker.
I want to emphasize how amazingly low the monthly maintenance fees are on this particular condo! $362 per month for almost 1000sqft is practically unheard of for an established building in downtown Toronto!
I’m very pleased to introduce one of my latest listings on the market – at the prestigious Pinnacle Centre in downtown Toronto.
This premium 1+den in Success Tower (18 Harbour St) is in the heart of Toronto’s Financial and Sporting Districts. Newly Installed Wood Flooring Separates This From The Rest. Impressive 23rd Floor City Views, Granite Counter-tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Balcony And Parking. The World Class Amenities Will Impress.
Amenities Include: Business Centre, Indoor Pool, Running Track, Squash/Racquetball, Exercise Rm, Guest Suites, Billiards and Party Room.
Exciting news condo seekers!
I have just listed a gorgeous 2-bed, 2-bath 1100sqft condo at the corner of College and Bathurst. The asking price is $399,000 and the finishes are truly outstanding. A true spacious gem compared to many of the tiny condos available nowadays.
Keep in touch for the hottest new condo listings in downtown Toronto.
Whether you’re hanging with friends, grabbing a bite or painting the town red, here are five King West hotspots that are sure to wow your crowd.
Unique Japanese fusion with amazing sushi and a a variety of dishes for your friends who may not be raw fish fans. With a dynamic, fun atmosphere, Blowfish offers more then just a meal; it’s a total experience, complete with great music, vibe and ambiance.
Celebrities seen in Blowfish:
Paris Hilton Puff Daddy Scarlett Johasson
Nicholas Cage Drake Clive Owen
Star Power 5 out of 5:
After a quarter century in business, Rodney’s can rightfully claim the best oysters in the city. This star studded spot has attracted A list actors like Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich, as well as local rising stars like Rachel McAdams.
Celebrities seen in Rodney’s Oyster House:
Morgan Freeman Rachel McAdams Helen Mirren
Star Award: 4 out of 5
This Japanese steakhouse has been open for three years and has just added a new location in cottage country. Wabora features a unique take on standard dishes, including a chocolate spring roll with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Celebrities seen at Wabora:
Ludacris Tragically Hip Jose Bautista
Star power (3 out of 5):
Just 14 months after opening its doors, Marben is already generating buzz and attracting an eclectic mix of loyal customers. Sharing plates, tempting side dishes and a signature ice cream sandwiches have been inspiring a legion of fans who recognize great quality and value.
Celebrities seen in Marben:
David Suzuki Arcade Fire
Star award 2 out of 5:
The burger invasion continues with the opening of Big Smoke Burger. With signature toppings like caramelized onions and organic meat patties from Beretta Farms, these creations are worth every penny. The crowd is an eclectic a mix of neighbourhood locals and lunchtime business suits.
Celebrities seen in Big Smoke Burger:
Devon Soltendieck Production crew of Total Recall Shooting
(DJ from Much Music) by Colin Farell and Jessica Biel
Star Award: 1 out of 5