By: Micah Munro

EXCLUSIVE: Alexandra Park Condominium Residence Unit 202, $550,000

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                                            This Exclusive won’t last long! Alexandra Park Condominium Residence Unit 202, $550,000! Located on Queen and Spadina, don’t miss this opportunity to own this amazing 700 Sq Ft condo! This 2 bedroom condo features a split be...Read More

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How to win in a bidding war in Toronto and get the highest offer when selling!

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This information will be useful for sellers to understand how a bidding war is utilized to the best of its ability.  But it’s also good for buyers to understand how bidding wars are run sometimes and to know what they are getting into so that they don’t get caught up in the emotion and end up paying over market value. Today I wanted to talk to you about bidding wars and the nuan...Read More

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Housing Production on Target

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Despite popular fears that construction of new homes and condos is outstripping the demand, analyst Will Dunning of MacLean’s recently demonstrated that the housing market is right on target: “We hear lots of commentary that Canada is over-producing housing relative to demographic requirements. But, over time housing starts are usually not even close to the estimates of demogr...Read More

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Changes to Government-Backed Mortgage Insurance

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On December 11, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced changes to the rules for government-backed mortgage insurance.  From the official Department of Finance announcement: “Effective February 15, 2016, the minimum down payment for new insured mortgages will increase from 5 per cent to 10 per cent for the portion of the house price above $500,000. The 5 percent minimum down payment fo...Read More

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Spotlight: Harbord Bakery

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“Spotlight” is a new regular feature for the LoveLivingToronto blog where we will feature some of our favourite local businesses.  Recently, we had the pleasure to interview Susan Wisniewski, owner of Harbord Bakery.  This Harbord Village staple celebrated its 70th birthday this year.  This venerable institution has served the neighbourhood fresh baked goods since 1...Read More

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2015 Santa Claus Parade

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It’s that time of year again!  Get on your mittens, grab a Thermos full of hot cocoa and bring the family out for the 111th Annual Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, November 15!  This not-for-profit extravaganza has been a tradition for generations, and is definitely a highlight of our year.  Last year, the entire cast of Corner Gas showed up on a float.  Who knows...Read More

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Creative Ways To Keep Fit In Toronto In Winter

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  Health and fitness is one of everyone’s major concerns.  Some people are gym rats, but other people get bored easily and have a hard time staying motivated, especially in the cold, dark winter months.  If you’re one of those people, we’ve collected some out-of-the-box ways to keep fit and active in Toronto all year round! In no particular order, here are our sug...Read More

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Four Toronto Ghost Stories

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    With Hallowe’en just around the corner, we thought we’d share the spooky side of our favorite city.  Sit back, make sure you have the lights on, and prepare yourself for some Toronto ghost stories! 1. The Keg Mansion Now a beautiful downtown steakhouse, the Jarvis and Wellesley Keg Mansion was originally built in the 1800s by Lord William McMaster, founder of Mc...Read More

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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

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  It’s that time of year again!     Every fall, runners from around the world come to participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.  Participants run not only for the love of running and a competitive spirit, but also to raise money for their favourite charities.   This year, The Micah Munro Team is sponsoring Colin Pawlowski, who is raisi...Read More

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5 Weird Toronto Facts

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Let’s have some fun this week and learn some unusual facts about the city we love!  Here are some of our favourite weird facts about Toronto: Revenge of the Goats Let’s have some fun this week and learn some unusual facts about the city we love!  Here are some of our favourite weird facts about Toronto:   The Hidden Bridge There is a bridge buried...Read More