Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category

Quote of the Day!

2009 January 30

From AOL Travel . . .
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5.TORONTO

I AM A U.S. BORN AND RAISED CITIZEN. ALL MY LIFE , NOW 53yrs.I HAVE NEVER SAT IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM. WHEN WE WERE IN TORONTO EVERYTHING IS VERY CLEAN AND FRESH AND IT IS THE ONLY PLACE I SAT IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM. EVERYONE THERE WAS WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL.
Date of Trip to Toronto,Canada: March,2003
Purpose of your trip: Personal
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I don’t know if I’d go that far about the cleanliness of the city, but this is pretty funny.
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Prime Realestoilets

2009 January 30

I’ve decided to take a survey about the best, worst, and most interesting public restrooms in the city. This used to be a regular topic of conversation with some of my friends when I was at university, and, in my opinion, the best ones were private, clean, had good water fountains, and were sometimes in hidden locations so they provided a certain level of privacy.

I kind of thought of this because I just visited the men’s room in the basement level of Commerce Court and found the most amazing hand dryers I’ve ever used (other than that, the bathrooms aren’t that spectacular.)

I invite everyone who reads this to contribute to the discussion. Post your comments . . .

Little Italy Wants the Sauce

2008 April 21

I live in the Little Italy area of Toronto.  Since I moved here, close to a year ago, I’m oft annoyed at how far away either a liquor store or a beer store is from my home.  So, when the Rogers Video in front of the Dominion on College Street closed down recently, I had a revelation: here’s a grand opportunity to open up a brand new LCBO (or maybe a Beer Store), right in the heart of this vibrant neighbourhood.

I started a facebook group to see if any headway could be made to making this pipe dream a reality. My friend Caroline actually found the contact information for LCBO Customer Service (see below) and after sending in an email, actually received a response. I followed suit, and received a similar response saying that there were no current plans to install a new location, but they would keep my comment on file. If you have a spare 2 minutes, pop off an email and let’s let them know that we want booze near our homes!

LCBO

Mail: LCBO Customer Service, 55 Lake Shore Blvd. East, Toronto, ON, M5E 1A4
Telephone: 1-800-ONT-LCBO (1-800-668-5226) or 416-365-5900 in the local Toronto area. TTY Users dial toll-free at 1-800-361-3291.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST).
E-mail: infoline@lcbo.com

Well, you know, it’s like this every day in Puerto Rico

2007 September 17

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What did you do today?  My roommate and I went to view this home on The Bridle Path – Canada’s most exclusive neighbourhood.  Past and present neigbours have included Prince and Conrad Black.  The listing price is $11,900,000 which puts it in the company of only about 5 -10 private homes in the +$10million catergory in Toronto.  This place had an entirely glass/zinc exterior, an indoor pool + gym + basketball court + movie theatre, and 3 of the bedrooms were multi-level towers.  It’s also, according to the owner, the most technologically advanced house in Canada.

The reason we went is because we saw the listing in Homes & Land Toronto magazine and I bet my roommate a beer that he couldn’t get an appointment to see the place.  That was yesterday.  By today, my roommate was an executive for an exploding IT company and I was his personal assistant helping him find a property in Toronto, as the headquarters for the company are likely moving to Toronto from Honolulu.

The best part about this adventure is that our real estate agent’s name was Nissan.