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FILMING IN THE HOOD

Roncesvalles Village attracts more Arts Cultural Urbanites per capita, than any other Toronto Neighbourhood and has become home to many established and aspiring film producers and actors.

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ELLEN MOORHOUSE RECIPE: MEXICAN STREET CORN ELOTES by Carolyn Cohen

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Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear & Twelfth Night at High Park Amphi theatre • canadianstage.com

Now - October

Farmers’ Market every Monday soraurenpark.wordpress.com/park-features/ farmers-market

August 18 - September 4

Canadian National Exhibition • theex.com

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Run for Palestine along Martin Goodman Trail runforpalestine.com

August 31 - September 4

Fan Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre fanexpocanada.com

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Toronto International Buskerfest torontobuskerfest.com

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Toronto International Film Festival across the City/ Various Venues tiff.net

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Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival along Bloor Street West • ukrainianfestival.com

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Roncesvalles Polish Festival along Roncesvalles Avenue polishfestival.ca

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PcW MS Bike Toronto • mssociety.ca

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End-of-Summer Celebration for the WaBASH soraurenpark.com

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Cycle 4 St. Joe’s supportstjoes.ca/events/st-joes-events

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Invictus Games 2017 • cfmws.com

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Colborne Lodge Harvest Festival – 150 Celebration toronto.ca/colbornelodge

October 14 - January 14

Innovation Circa 1867 at Colborne Lodge High Park toronto.ca/colbornelodge

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

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Toronto West Halloween Fest for St Joe’s Kid’s Emergency along Bloor supportstjoes.ca/events/st-joes-events


Your Family Dentist

Thank you for your service! We at Queen Roncy Dental proudly support the Toronto Police Service!

Officers from 11 & 14 Division are encouraged to book an appointment with us and receive a free gift. Our way of saying thanks. 27 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON • M6R 3B2 – 5th Floor of the Sunnyside Medical Arts Building

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SOCCER MATCH Parkdale Youth Soccer Camp (PYSC) hosted a community soccer match on Saturday, July 22nd between a refugee team of Tibetans & Syrians versus local parliamentarians. The intention of the game played at Liberty Village's Allan A. Lamport Stadium, was to bring Canadians together from different backgrounds with local representatives of the provincial, federal and municipal governments. The Parliamentarian Team was coordinated by Parkdale High Park MP, Arif Virani who is appointed as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

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PROFILE

WITH ELLEN MOORHOUSE WHO ARE YOU? NAME: Ellen Moorhouse BIRTHPLACE: Toronto NICKNAME: When I was a kid, I was called Elephant by a high-school friend and Miss El by my family. WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Roncesvalles CAREER: I have worked in publishing, teaching, journalism, and I am the founder of Back Lane Studios, which is a not-for-profit organization. backlanestudios.ca

WHAT WOULD YOU DEEM YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? When I was working as a real estate editor at the Toronto Star some years ago, columnist Chris Hume and I launched a column that graded condo building design in Toronto. It was called Condo Critic and I believe it helped build awareness and discussion of architecture and urban design in this city. No matter what grade Chris assigned, both residents and industry took note. I’m proud of that behind-the12

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scenes accomplishment. Meanwhile, I hope in the future the nascent Back Lane Studios initiative will become my greatest achievement. With the hard work of others, such as filmmaker Jordan McTavish and teacher Jeana McCabe, Back Lane encourages students to make short documentaries about their neighbourhood and thanks to a federal government New Horizons grant, we will offer seniors free workshops to record their memories on video.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND PETS: I have a husband, Ken, and a daughter, Sarah, who is building a career in the family trade – communications. Our beloved canines, Mickey and Sunday, have alas passed on but Sarah’s dog Lorelei is a frequent visitor.

TELL US WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION: Doing simple tasks are the most satisfying – like hanging out the laundry to dry on a nice day. It’s something that has a certain virtue (energy saving), but also it’s a task that can be done and finished in a limited time. If I could get my life simplified and organized, that would perhaps be the source of greatest joy, but that’s still a long way off!


WHAT DOES YOUR FUN SIDE LOOK LIKE? How many people can say they wrote a trashy column? I did. But forget the gossip. This Toronto Star column was literally about garbage – recycling, sorting systems, composting – the stuff that we take for granted, don’t understand and most times abuse because we make false assumptions. It drives me nuts to see plastic bags (even so-called biodegradable ones) of dog poop dropped into yard waste bags by passers-by, not to mention some of the stuff in recycling bins. Other things I’ve written about: the construction industry in Quebec (including trips to James Bay), some farming issues such as erosion, home décor, various real-estate subjects, and way back, community issues in downtown Toronto during the exciting early 1970s. I have volunteered a lot at the Revue Cinema as a board member and at one time programmer of the day-to-day fare (I had a great mentor for this), as well as special screenings at the theatre. The powers that be were kind enough to honor me with a Diamond Jubilee medal, even though I feel like an impostor given how many people have contributed to the Revue’s survival.

IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? I wish I could wave a magic wand or have a fairy godmother, who could instantly organize all of my papers, memorabilia, and those of my parents in a constructive way. This personal dilemma is one reason for the seniors initiative at Back Lane Studios: the aim being to help people like me organize personal materials and memories into stories, whether using video or other media.

WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? I used to think history happened to someone else, to important people. Now I understand history to be what is happening day-to-day around us, the stories people carry with them, and that are embedded in our surroundings and geography. For me, community is a richly layered environment to which everyone contributes. The more we learn about it, the more we appreciate it, and our fellow residents.

WHAT IS ONE THING THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU? A few years ago I joined a gym and got myself a trainer, partly to keep in shape as I get older but also so I’m strong enough to use a chainsaw in the country. I’ve succeeded with the chainsaw.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU AND WHY? I started a series of screenings about Extraordinary Women at the Revue Cinema because I am fascinated how these women managed to break with convention and achieve remarkable things. I admire people who have a passionate interest and pursue it with commitment and discipline. We have many examples in our neighbourhood. I think of people such as Meghan Edmonds, Jack Gibney and others, who are doing great work and spending huge effort as volunteers to record and preserve our local history and heritage.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME AND WHY? The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, because it’s visually stunning and the music is memorable.

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN AND BY WHOM? Probably the best advice came from my mother, not in words but by her example: buy some real estate, which I did when it was affordable in this city.

IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM? Look at your surroundings. Are there places, buildings or names that catch your interest? Chances are there’s information on the Internet or people you can ask. The more you know, the more you will value your community. Talk to your neighbours. Learn where they’re from, what their stories are, and learn your family stories. You’ll be glad you did.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? I hate to confess, but YouTube animal videos.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT? It probably exists only in memory now, but in the late 1950s, my family spent two summers in Smithers, BC, where my father was working as a geologist. Part of the appeal were the friends I made there, one of whom loved horses. Once, we went riding up an old overgrown road and ended up in a golden field with a solid, old log barn and a stunning view of the mountains. It was a charmed place. Interested in knowing more about Back Lane Studios? E-mail Ellen at: ellen@backlanestudios.ca

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We have guests visiting from London this summer and we were thinking about doing a one-day bicycle tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We’d love to show off a few of our wineries. Just wondering if you’ve done any of these tours and might have some thoughts to share on your experience. - Alyssa

THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Alyssa,

As promised, here is part 2 of the details of our one-day bicycle tour through Grape Escape Wine Tours, who was kind enough to give us a personalized guided “ride”. First stop…

INNISKILLIN WINES INC. A fabulous choice winery to visit, as one of the pioneers in the Canadian wine industry, founded in 1975 by Karl Kaiser and Donald Ziraldo, Inniskillin is largely credited with putting Canadian wines on the world wide wine map. An award that proved to be a turning point not only for Inniskillin, but also the Canadian wine industry. It was 1991 and in this competition, Inniskillin’s 1989 Vidal icewine won the Gold Medal at the ultra prestigious Grand Prix d’Honneur Awards at Vinexpo in Bordeaux France. Inniskillin also produces award winning table wines and is a must see, particularly for your out of town visitors! Our second stop… in contrast to Inniskillin Wines, Pondview Estate Winery

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY Although Pondview Estate Winery opened its doors in 2010… that is not to say that this family owned winery is not steeped in old world traditions, going back three generations of grape growers with family roots in Sicily. Owned by 3rd generation grape grower Lou Puglisi, who was awarded the prestigious Grape King Award in 2008, Lou and his wife/co-owner Adriana, celebrate old world traditions and make you feel at home, while enjoying their fine wines made with their own grapes, often paired with artisan cheeses. We enjoyed a selection of local cheeses, one of which was paired with Pondview’s Harmony Red.

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On our final stop, we got to go to what is trending and something we do! Not only trending, but good for you and our environment!

FROGPOND FARM ORGANIC WINERY It was a true pleasure to be greeted here at Ontario’s first organic winery, by the very hospitable and passionate owner and winemaker Jens, as well as the sheep, the bull frogs, chickens and hens, and of course the guinea fowl, all of which play an important role on this organic farm and organic winery. The animals and the various plants help create a balanced ecosystem, creating harmony in nature, which Jens believes is “the prerequisite for a truly authentic wine”. This is a charming, small winery that produces a range of wines including a Cabernet Merlot, which we enjoyed at the picnic table with our local cheese and yummy crackers! So we are in the final stretch now of our wine tour on wheels, feeling very relaxed, satisfied and well oxygenated with the clean, pure air and beautiful surroundings we have experienced over the last couple of hours. Our cups runneth over and our baskets do too, with purchases we have made along the way, truth be told Jacquie has taken care of our precious parcels with delivery back to Kurtz’s. Full circle, we are back now at Kurtz’s Orchard Farm and Marketplace… but wait, one final stop, a quick visit into the marketplace where alas… we find all is local, even the stupendous, handmade, Turkish delight! Eureka! Life just doesn’t get any better! We sincerely hope you share with your visitors a little of what we have to offer here in our Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country. We promise it will be a delightful and a delicious day! thewineladies.com • tourniagarawineries.com


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Stocked with sunken wrecks, up to 30' deep, excellent for scuba diving beginners. Location: North of Cambridge Admission: Adults $10 • Kids $3 www.troutlakeinnerkip.com

02 KELSO CONSERVATION AREA Hike/bike trails, man-made 35 hectare lake, overflow basin for 16 Mile Creek. Lifeguard and beach concession stand. Location: Milton Admission: Adults $6.75 • Ages 5-14 $5 • Ages 4 & under FREE www.conservationhalton.ca

03 ST. MARY’S QUARRY Canada’s largest freshwater pool that was once a limestone quarry. Grass lands, floating dock, waterslide and snack bar. Location: St. Mary’s - SW of Stratford Admission: Adults $4.75 • Kids $3.50 www.townofstmarys.com

04 GROTTO / INDIAN COVE In Bruce Peninsula National Park, 30-minute hike on Bruce Trail (from Cypress Lake) to this cold water grotto and nearby cove, along Georgian Bay Shoreline. Limited parking - must pre register. Location: Tobermory Admission: FREE for Canada’s 150 www.pc.gc.ca Bruce Peninsula National Park

05 ELORA QUARRY Sheer cliff two acre quarry with hiking, beach and picnic areas. Part of the Grand River system (no cliff jumping). Location: NW of Guelph Admission: Adults $6.50 • Kids $3 www.ontarioconservationareas.ca Check for price changes, pet policy or other updated policies.

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DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE

MEXICAN

STREET CORN

ELOTES

n my opinion, this is the best way to serve corn... period! I buy the crema and Cotija cheese at my local Mexican grocery store, Perola Supermarket in Kensington Market, but in a pinch you can substitute these ingredients. Serves: 5-10

INGREDIENTS • 5 corn on the cob, husked and cleaned. Cut into 2-3 pieces, or leave whole

DIRECTIONS STEP 0 1 If you are leaving the corn whole, I like to skewer the end of each piece

• 1 lime, cut in half

of corn with a bamboo or metal skewer, making sure it does not go all

• 1/2 cup Mexican crema or crème fraiche

the way through and there is a long end to grab onto. It makes it easier

• 150g of Cotija cheese or feta, finely crumbled*

to hold when it is hot. You can also leave un-skewered.

• A shake of Tajin seasoning, Mexican seasoning powder • 1/2 lime, cut into small pieces

STEP 0 2 Bring a large pot of water to boil, put the corn pieces in it (with the skewers), cover the pot and remove from the heat, let poach for 5 minutes or leave

* Crumble the cheese when it is very cold (it is easier to crumble using a fork). ** You can also grill the corn for a delicious smoky flavor.

in the water to keep warm.**

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the crumbled cheese on each piece, sprinkle a little Tajin seasoning and serve with a wedge of lime.

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BOOK REVIEW his life but it lands elsewhere. The cursed mantilla destroys the life of whoever owns it, as it journeys around the world, falling into unsuspecting hands.

SET TO MUSIC SPEAKS THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE

In the title story “Set to Music”, Anne, about to become a renowned pianist, has a secret that will ultimately destroy her career. This secret destroys her love affair with her

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maestro, a man who devotes himself to Anne and her talent and is confused by her abrupt

With today’s fast paced lifestyles, reading a good short story collection feels

departure with no explanation.

immensely satisfying. An entire life can be devoured in one story and one sitting. Fran Edelstein’s short story collection “Set to Music” has some of those kinds of

Edelstein’s gift is her ability to compose a

stories that are hard to put down and contains whole lives that keep the reader

good love story and leave us yearning for more but the collection is not equally yoked.

aching for more.

One of the stories, ‘The Road Ahead’ feels more self help than fiction, written in Self published by iUniverse in 2009, “Set to Music” has seven stories that take

the spirit of the Alchemist, but I didn’t think it enhanced the collection.

the reader to London, Rome, Montreal, Toronto and Mexico City to name a few, with characters who love passionately and with abandon but ultimately succumb

Edelstein started writing in high school and after a few kindly written rejections,

to the realities of life. In “Lilacs”, Jordana, married with children, attempts to

was told by a teacher that one is not a writer until a wall is papered with rejections.

write a story about her childhood love, a boy with whom she lost contact with in

Fran waited until after raising a family of three children to focus seriously on

World War II. Unbeknownst to Jordana, her lost love is trying to find her in the

her writing but she never gave it up entirely. In the pre-computer age, she says

time before computers and the Internet. Finally, he traces her to Toronto where

her kids always found pieces of paper around the house with ideas on it. “Once

they meet by chance encounter on Queen’s Quay. The reader’s heart is wrenched

a writer, always a writer,” she laughs. She found success writing feature stories

along with Jordana’s. Does she reveal her identity and run away with her true

for the Toronto Star and several antique magazines. At 42, Fran began to take

love or does she find closure simply knowing he’s alive but remaining dutiful and

creative writing courses and now years later, a grandmother of eight, Fran is

loyal to her husband and children?

about to self-publish the sequel to the title story “Set to Music”, living proof that it’s never too late to live your dream.

“The Mantilla” is prose beautifully written. The passionate flamenco dancer Carmelita is scorned by her lover and she curses the lace mantilla he gifts her.

"SET TO MUSIC" CAN BE FOUND

Her fiery dance summons the devil and she throws it at her lover hoping to curse

in the Toronto Library System or ordered from Chapters

CAPTURINGBETTERPH TOS

By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!

BE READY. BE STEADY.

Smartphone/Point and Shoot/Digital SLR. No matter what device you use to take photos, what looks fine on the device may leave you disappointed when you want to make that special image into an enlargement, a poster or a screen-saver.

IF YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE, BE READY TO THINK ABOUT: • Should the camera be held horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait)?

OUT-OF-FOCUS PHOTOS ARE OFTEN AVOIDABLE WITH BE STEADY TECHNIQUES: • Hold the camera with both hands. • Hold the camera as close to your body as possible, typically with your elbows against your chest. • Press down smoothly and do not jab at the shutter release button. • Consider using a tree, a pole or a wall to further steady yourself and the camera. • Action photos will often be out-of-focus unless you adjust your camera for a faster shutter speed. Your camera may have a "sports" setting that can be used to greatly increase your chance of capturing sharp action photos. If the camera allows for this adjustment, a speed of 1/500 second should be used as a minimum. • Action adjustments aren’t just for professional athletes. Even children playing, running or dancing will likely be in better focus. • A faster shutter speed will also help those with shaky hands.

• Will there be enough lighting, or will flash be needed? • Where can I safely stand to get the best picture?

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SIGNS YOUR CAT

IS IN TROUBLE AND YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT 2. RESPIRATORY DISTRESS Any cat that is exhibiting even a slight increase in their breathing while they are resting should be examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Cats normally breathe between 20-25 breaths per minute when they are sleeping (time it for yourself and see!). The top 2 causes of respiratory distress in cats are due to heart disease and feline asthma. Heart disease in most cases is caused by a murmur in the heart and can often go undetected for years. Feline asthma is very similar to children that develop asthma attacks. Any increased effort or rate of breathing can quickly lead to a medical emergency, and these symptoms should not be ignored! There are many reasons why your cat may become sick, however there are a few signs that should never be ignored and often indicate that your cat is fast approaching a medical emergency. This article will highlight the top causes.

1. URINARY OBSTRUCTION A urinary obstruction is a very painful, life-threatening condition that is most often caused by a buildup of tiny crystals in the urinary tract (the urethra) that prevents cats from urinating. The crystal formation is often secondary to their diet and lack of water intake (cats are notorious for not drinking enough water). Signs of a urinary blockage includes straining in the litterbox, vocalizing in the litterbox, or blood in the urine. These symptoms can quickly progress and can lead to the bladder rupturing within 24 hours. Any cat that hasn’t urinated in at least 12 hours or is struggling to urinate should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

3. PARALYZED LIMBS FROM BLOOD CLOTS The third condition is called aortic thromboembolism and is caused by small blood clots that dislodge from the heart and obstruct the major blood vessels in the front or hind legs. These clots will cause a rapid onset paralysis of the affected limb and is an extremely painful condition. If you notice that your cat suddenly becomes very lame (or not placing weight) on any of its legs, do not wait to contact the vet!

4. CONSTIPATION Although constipation is not a true medical emergency, it is a common problem seen in cats and causes a lot of discomfort for them. Constipation can quickly lead to megacolon, which is a severe distention (enlargement) of the colon. It is important to pay attention to your cats’ litterbox habits, both for the peeing and the pooping!

Dr. Lizete Valdmanis

Dr. Lizete Valdmanis Dundas West Animal Hospital

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Arnold first came to us with his brother who he was bonded to. They were happily adopted together, but months later, Arnold’s brother passed away suddenly. Arnold was returned to us. Except this time, he didn’t have his dear brother by his side. Despite all of this, Arnold is still as silly as ever and adores playing with other active cats. Every night, he settles into bed with his foster mom, but he loves his nightly pats before falling asleep. He is still a tiny bit skittish from his young days as a rescue kitten, but is growing more confident every day! He would do best in a home without young children and with active cats. If you think your home is just right for Arnold, please email info@teamcatrescue.ca today!

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8TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY APPRECIATION GALA

CELEBRATING PEOPLE

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For eight years running, Reverend Dr Cheri DiNovo, our MPP for Parkdale - High Park, has hosted a Community Appreciation Gala at the end of June, that recognizes the contributions of community leaders, outstanding volunteers and accomplished small business owners. Held annually at the Lithuanian House on Bloor Street West and enjoyed by hundreds, the event showcased dance and vocal performances from Bishop Marrocco - Thomas Merton Regional Arts students.

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04 01: Recognized local organization, Parkdale Rent Strikers, Accepting their Awards. 02: Heather Russell singing. 03: Bhutila Karpoche, MC of the evening. 04: BMTM Dancers. 05: Recognized local organization, High Park Community Alliance, Accepting their Awards. Photos by: Shane Jeffery

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311 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M6 416.588.8248

toronto west, high park, roncesvalles village, parkdale, bloor west village, junction

$3,349,000 219 Riverside Drive Majestic Riverside Reno/Restoration, Circa 1929 Center Hall Tudor Set on an Expansive 80’ x 215’ Ravine Lot, Principal Rooms with Grand Proportions, 5 Bedroom, 5 Baths, Stunning Custom Kitchen, Tastefully Renovated Bathrooms, Main Floor Family Room, Hardwood Floors, Exquisite Original Gumwood Staircase, Wainscot, Doors & Trim, Over 4500 sq.ft finished. Post Card Quality Facade & Grounds, A+ Tableland, Tremendous Turn-Key Estate Home.

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1892 Truscott Drive

17B Alcorn Avenue

82 Roncesvalles Avenue

Tastefully Renovated Backsplit in High Demand Clarkson, Dramatic Cathedral Ceilings, Skylights, Bright & Spacious Kitchen with Walk-out, Oversize Living Room, Loads of Natural Light, Hardwood Floors, 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Finished Basement, Mechanically Updated, 50’ x 140’ Landscaped Lot with Private Drive, Winding Street with Mature Trees, Lorne Park School District... Steps to Local Parks.

Grand 3 Storey Freehold Town @ Yonge & St.Clair. Full Reno Offering Designer Finishes & Tremendous Attention to Detail. Over 2500 sq.ft Finished. 4 + 1 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Open Concept Main w/Contemporary Kitchen, Carrara Marble, Wolf 6 Burner Stove... Stunning!!! ReClaimed Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, Tastefully Designed Bathrooms, Open Concept 3rd w/Skylight, Steps to Vibrant Yonge St. Shopping and Entertainment.

Regal Blue Chip Investment Property Located in Prime Roncy, Circa 1920, Purpose Built Residential Building with 6 Spacious 2 Bedroom Suites; Each Unit Adorned with an Abundance of Original Period Details. Hardwood Floors Throughout, 5 Ornate Fireplaces, Stained Glass, Beamed Ceilings, Eat-in Kitchens, Approx 6000sq.ft, Several Mechanical Updates, Roof-Top Deck, Roncesvalles Shopping, Short Stroll to High Park and Public Transit.

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