Thursday, April 26, 2012

Have You Seen West Don Lands Lately?

Have you seen West Don Lands lately?   The development of the area - bounded by Parliament Street, the Don River, King Street and the Rail corridor - is being accelerated due to being the site of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Athletes' Village.

The latest images and some key changes we noted during a recent visit, right after the jump!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recent Condo Sales: James Cooper Mansion (Downtown Toronto)

This week, we'll head downtown to Toronto's James Cooper Mansion by Tridel, a condo located at 28 Linden Street near Sherbourne and Bloor streets.


In the past 90 days, 10 units were reported sold at James Cooper Mansion, from $310,000 for a 1-BR unit under 600 sq ft to $670,000 for a 3-BR suite of about 1,300 sq ft.

In this time, two units were also reported leased, averaging around $1,595 for a 1+Den suite.

For more information on James Cooper Mansion condos in downtown Toronto, please click here.

If you’re a Realtor and would like to share similar stories, please contact us at info@livehigh.com to participate or be featured in a post.

Please note that units can vary greatly in features and finishes which would normally be considered in any purchase or sale. Any transactions outlined above are for general information purposes only and may not reflect those of typical suites. LiveHigh.com is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided or for any damages or loss resulting from the use of such information. For further information on these or other sales, please consult a real estate specialist.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

How the Mikey Network Gives a Second Chance at Life

Every now and then, a good cause comes along that tugs at our heartstrings enough that we feel compelled to share it.  In this case, it's not only a great cause, but one that ultimately can affect anyone.

Yesterday afternoon, we had the pleasure and privilege of attending a Thank You Luncheon held by The Mikey Network, a not-for-profit organization that works to promote heart healthy lifestyles.

Through their MIKEY programs, the network is committed to placing MIKEY's (Automatic External Defibrillators) in high-risk locations to help people affected by sudden cardiac arrest.  The proper use of an AED unit can improve a victim's chance of survival by up to 50 percent.

With a focus on placing these units in locales where such equipment might otherwise be out-of-reach, the defibrillators can now be found in schools, libraries and GO stations in primarily in Southern Ontario as well as other parts of Canada and the U.S.

As part of their Mikey On Board program, all Two Men and a Truck Canada moving trucks were recently equipped with a MIKEY defibrillator - anytime you see one of their moving trucks on the road or in your neighbourhood, help is close by.  In addition, the Monarch Group also teamed up with the network recently to install MIKEY defibrillators in all of their condos - great news for tenants and visitors alike.

Because of The Mikey Network, 13 lives have been saved so far.  It's that many others who happen to be affected by sudden cardiac arrest will have their odds of survival improved, thanks to the network's incredible programs.

For more information on The Mikey Network or to find out how you can support the cause,  click here or watch the video below.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Behind the Public Art at WaterParkCity

An official ceremony took place yesterday to mark the dedication of Vito Acconci's Public Art at WaterParkCity to the City of Toronto. 

Vito Acconci, Designer/Architect at Acconci Studio, was joined by Lanterra's Mark Mandelbaum (Chairman), Barry Fenton (President/CEO) and Toronto Public Art Commission's David Anselmi (Chair), at the event.


WaterParkCity is a completed multi-tower condo community located in Toronto’s historic Fort York neighbourhood, near Coronation Park, Ontario Place and the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario.

The Public Art installation, a fence surrounding the perimeter of the community, was commissioned through a juried competition.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Recent Sales: Centro Condos (Scarborough)

This week, we'll head downtown to Toronto's Centro Condos by Henderson Development, located at 25 Town Centre Court and 190 Borough Drive in Scarborough, near Scarborough Town Centre.


In the past 90 days, 21 units were reported sold at Centro, from $206,000 for a 1-BR unit under 600 sq ft to $340,000 for a 2+Den suite of about 1,060 sq ft.

In this time, 21 units were also reported leased, from $1,250 for 1+Den unit to $1,950 for a 2+Den suite.

For more information on Centro Condos in Scarborough, please click here.

If you’re a Realtor and would like to share similar stories, please contact us at info@livehigh.com to participate or be featured in a post.

Please note that units can vary greatly in features and finishes which would normally be considered in any purchase or sale. Any transactions outlined above are for general information purposes only and may not reflect those of typical suites. LiveHigh.com is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided or for any damages or loss resulting from the use of such information. For further information on these or other sales, please consult a real estate specialist.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Recent Sales: M5V Condominiums (Downtown Toronto)

This week, we'll head downtown to Toronto's M5V Condominiums by Lifetime and TAS, located at 375 King St W near Spadina.


In the past 90 days, three units were reported sold at M5V, from $295,000 for a studio-style unit to $469,900 for a 1+Den suite.

In this time, 22 units were also reported leased, from $1,360 for studio unit to $3,150 for a 2-BR suite.

For more information on M5V Condominiums in downtown Toronto, please click here.

If you’re a Realtor and would like to share similar stories, please contact us at info@livehigh.com to participate or be featured in a post.

Please note that units can vary greatly in features and finishes which would normally be considered in any purchase or sale. Any transactions outlined above are for general information purposes only and may not reflect those of typical suites. LiveHigh.com is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided or for any damages or loss resulting from the use of such information. For further information on these or other sales, please consult a real estate specialist.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Recent Sales at The Modern Condos (Downtown Toronto)

This week, we'll head uptown to The Modern by Empire Communities, located at 320 Richmond Street near Sherbourne St.


In the past 30 days, three units were reported sold at The Modern, from $290,000 for a 1-BR unit of about 550 sq ft to  $335,000 for a 1+Den suite of about 700 sq ft.

In this time, 21 units were also reported leased, from $1,300 for 1-BR unit to $1,725 for a 1+Den.

For more information on Empire Communities' The Modern condos, please click here.

If you’re a Realtor and would like to share similar stories, please contact us at info@livehigh.com to participate or be featured in a post.

Please note that units can vary greatly in features and finishes which would normally be considered in any purchase or sale. Any transactions outlined above are for general information purposes only and may not reflect those of typical suites. LiveHigh.com is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided or for any damages or loss resulting from the use of such information. For further information on these or other sales, please consult a real estate specialist.