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Aug. 31 - Sept. 07, 2013 Volume 24 Issue 31

Two beautiful buildings at one location

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relaxation... sophistication classic.... compelling city lifestyle.... elegance ... Ramsden Place LUXURY RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS IN THE HEART OF TORONTO’S YORKVIILLE

RE-DESIGNED LUXURY KITCHEN AND BATHROOM

Immediate occupancy Private garden/spa/fitness centre/indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool and sauna Multiple exposures of Greater Toronto Large private balconies for each Unit On site heated parking garages All green initiatives: Live The Green Dream

Stainless steel and self cleaning appliances Granite counter tops Marble backsplash Porcelian floor tiles Floor to ceiling porcelian tiles Dark wood flooring throughout

Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe

NEIGHBOURHOOD AMENITIES INCLUDE: Preferred customer services (delivieries/restaurants/cleaners ect.) Ice skating rink Tennis courts Overlooking Ramsden’s park

BACHELOR, ONE BEDROOM AND TWO BEDROOMS AVAILABLE

The Maplewoods

The Forestwoods

1477 Mississauga Valley Blvd. www.themaplewoods.com

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Roxborough St. W.

1547 Mississauga Valley Blvd. www.theforestwoods.com

www.morguard.com inside this issue

Renting for a good time (not a long time)

Apartment therapy: Bedroom Makeover and Beyond

Mississauga City Centre


Live like you own. Village Gate West –takes rental living to a whole new level. Residents enjoy clubstyle living and a vibrant social scene with a variety of fitness and entertainment amenities. Suites are brand new, modern and many offer spectacular views. Add the convenience of the Concert On-Call service, which ensures you receive prompt attention should anything go wrong, and you’ll never dream of renting anywhere else. There’s a suite here that’s right for you. Make the smart move to Village Gate West!

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WESTON & FINCH 10 JAYZEL DRIVE

One bdrms from 925 $ Two bdrms from 1,035 $

Huge, renovated suites with brand new appliances New windows in all suites Indoor & outdoor parking available Large balconies Ceramic floors & backsplash Close to schools, shopping & TTC

The Village Gate West Advantage • close to transit • 5 in-suite appliances • party room with landscaped courtyard, bbqs, and outdoor play area • fully appointed 24-hour gym • large screen theatre • entertainment/meeting lounge • pet friendly • built to leed gold standards

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Starting from Studio $1,035 1 Bedroom $1,260 1 + Den $1,420 2 Bedroom $1,570 2 + Den $1,920 3 Bedroom Townhouse $2,200

11 Dunbloor Road mon – thu 11 am – 7 pm fri – sun 1 1 am – 5 pm

VillageGateWest.com

416.628.7162

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Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe The Maplewoods The Forestwoods

NORTH MISSISSAUGA YORK TH’S

The Premium Choice in Rental Living

SUMMER SPECIAL!!

Receive One Month's FREE rent with a move-in date of September 15th or earlier*

BEAUTIFUL 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS STARTING FROM $1263

SPACIOUS 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS STARTING FROM $1253

• All utilities included

• All utilities included

• New kitchen & bathroom designs

• Modern kitchens & bathrooms

• Individually controlled air conditioning in each unit

• Some suites with dishwasher

• Fitness facility including outdoor pool • Hospitality suite for your guest when visiting • Internet ready business centre

• Individually controlled air conditioning • Window coverings • Laundry room with smart card system • Security & keyless remote

• Some suites with dishwasher

• 24 hr. security system

• Security & keyless remote access

• Minutes from Square One, Daycare Centre and Schools • Mississauga Transit and GO

1477 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

1547 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

905.219.9827

905.219.9826

themaplewoods.com

theforestwoods.com

RENTAL OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday 11 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

RENTAL OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday 11 am - 7 pm; Friday 9 am - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm Arista Way

Hurontario St.

8129

Burnhamthorpe Rd.E.

Mississauga Valley Blvd

Central Pkwy E.

*Selected suites only and some conditions may apply. *One month's free rent will be applied on the 11th month, subject to availability and certain conditions.

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NORTH MISSISSAUGA YORK TH’S

LAKEVIEW Place W elcome to Lakeview Place, We've been expecting you.

1 Bdrms, 2 Bdrms, 2 Plus Den & 3 Bdrm Suites • Utilities included • 4 appliances refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and microwave • Resilient wood flooring and vertical blinds • Central air conditioning • Main floor laundry with smart card • Exercise room/personal trainer • Underground parking space /car wash facility • Steps to Mississauga & GO Transit • Guest Suite/library/games room

2770 Aquitaine Avenue (1 block east of Winston Churchill Blvd. at Glen Erin Blvd.)

905.858.8466

www.lakeviewplace.net lakeviewplace@rogers.com 2G

Rental Office Hours Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Evenings by appointment only Sat & Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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ON SELECTED SUITES ONLY 1ST MONTH FREE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30th

• Walk to community center & shopping


Dundas & Tomken

Tomken Place

NORTH MISSISSAUGA YORK TH’S

The Premium Choice in Rental Living

GREAT LOCATION 2 & 3 bEdROOms sTARTING fROm $1232

935 Dundas Street East

905.219.1439 tomkenplace.com

Dixie Rd.

Tomken Rd.

8128

Bloor St.

Stanfield Rd.

rEnTal officE hourS: Monday to Thursday 10 am - 6 pm friday 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday 12 noon - 4 pm closed Sundays

• Tennis court, sauna & exercise room • Main floor laundry room with waiting area and new appliances • Security cameras throughout • Transit to subway and GO transit at your door • Close to shopping, schools, churches and hospital

Cawthra Rd.

• All utilities included • Excellent features include air conditioning, carpeting throughout & vertical blinds • Newer appliances • Bike room • Party room

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Front Cover C E L E B R AT I N G 2 4 Y E A R S

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Vice-President, Wall2Wall Media

Jacqueline Hill

editor in chief, real estate

Aug. 31 - Sept. 07, 2013 Volume 24 Issue 31

Susan Legge

ontario sales Manager

Anne-Marie Breen

account Managers

Joanne Clarke joanne.clarke@wall2wallmedia.com

Two beautiful buildings at one location

GTA Edition

Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe

Daniela Francia (on leave) daniela.francia@wall2wallmedia.com Amanda Bell amanda.bell@wall2wallmedia.com Amy O’Reilly amy.oreilly@wall2wallmedia.com sales coordinators

The Maplewoods www.themaplewoods.com

Gary Chilvers, Daniela Ritu editor

Elisa Krovblit

The Forestwoods

1477 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

1547 Mississauga Valley Blvd. www.theforestwoods.com

Morguard is an award-winning property owner and property management company. With over fifty years of experience in the industry, they’ve refined the essence of rental living. With resident needs in mind, they offer high-demand locations and well-kept buildings that offer the perfect combination of lifestyle, comfort and convenience.

www.morguard.com INSIDE THIS ISSUE

RENTING FOR A GOOD TIME (NOT A LONG TIME)

APARTMENT THERAPY: BEDROOM MAKEOVER AND BEYOND

MISSISSAUGA CITY CENTRE

See Morguard's ad on page 1G

contriButing editors

Sara Duck, Wayne Karl, Lydia McNutt editorial intern

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hether you’re relocating from one coast to the other or moving to your first place out of parents home, changing homes can be hectic, exciting and certainly stressful. But, relax. You can eliminate all the anxiety sometimes associated with moving by taking control of the situation with confidence. If you decide to move yourself, book a moving truck well in advance from a reliable company that can help you give you tips on moving as well as advice regarding the size of vehicle you will need. If you decide to go with a pro, ask your friends and family for a recommendation of mover. Call at least three companies to ask about their services and then decide. Professional movers can do everything for you if you wish, from packing and unpacking, to disconnecting appliances and electronics, but of course there’s extra cost involved. Make sure you understand the terms of your agreement no matter what you decide as well any other additional costs, such as insurance and mileage costs so you can budget accordingly.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, National Real Estate susan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge

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eptember rolls around and I feel like it’s time to go back to school. I’ve been out of school almost half my life, yet Labour Day will always mean to me that it’s time to switch gears. Switching gears may, in fact, mean it’s time to decide if home is the haven it needs to be. After months of fun in the sun and spending every free second out-of-doors, the return inside can make all of home’s imperfections and shortcoming much more obvious. Things like lack of space, lack of storage, too small or too big a space can make you feel uncomfortable. Once you spend more of your time inside it starts becoming obvious if your home doesn’t function as well as you want it to. While it’s easy to wait for a bus or walk a little further in the summer, being too far from amenities, needing different building amenities and transportation issues also become more apparent as the mercury drops. Fall is the ideal time to think about what changes to make to your home – if any need to be made – or if it might be time to switch gears and change up your apartment or even location! Regardless of whether you’re move is a small change or a big one, we’ll help you find that perfect apartment. Our magazine and website, TheRentersGuide.ca, offer the best selection of available apartments, informative articles and advice, making it easy to make your move!

Elisa Krovblit EDITOR elisa.krovblit@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/ElisaKrovblit Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/TheRentersGuide


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A TRUSTED PLACE TO CALL HOME SINCE 1954 Richview Villa • Villa Nova

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Queen Elizabeth Way

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1257 Lakeshore Rd. E.

hydro) Spacious balconies 1257 Lakeshore Road. E. Seconds to lake, minutes Hours: Mon-Fri 8-5; Sat-Sun 11- 4 from the city after hours by appt. Close to amenities Lake Ontario

289-805-1494

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Utilities included 24hr emergency maintenance Lobby watch through television Indoor and outdoor parking Door to door mail service

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Utilities included 24hr emergency maintenance Lobby watch through TV Indoor and outdoor parking Door to door mail service

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8-8; Sat-Sun 10- 4

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Morguard Offering the good life in the Mississauga Valley

Morguard is an award-winning property owner and property management company. With over fifty years of experience in the industry, they’ve refined the essence of rental living. With resident needs in mind, they offer a variety of highdemand locations and well-kept buildings that offer the perfect combination of lifestyle, comfort and convenience. In Mississauga, life in the valley couldn’t be finer – and Morguard offers several buildings that enjoy this prime location. Residents will find TheRentersGuide.ca themselves just minutes from the city centre, the heart of Mississauga. The Living Arts Centre is a hub of culture, offering symphonies, concerts and a variety of special events. The Civic Centre houses a phenomenal art collection – a must-see. TheRentersGuide.ca 8G

Square One Shopping Centre is Ontario’s largest mall, a shopper’s paradise, with a wide variety of brand names, from the casual to the ultra-luxury. Offering numerous businesses and services, the mall and surrounding area also offer over 100 dining options, from bistros to fast food and fine dining. Resto-lounges and a few choice hotspots offer the perfect destination for a night out on the town, including entertainment options such as movie theatres and the Playdium. There is also a Farmers Market, open seasonally, providing country fresh and seasonal treats. The location offers the best of city living. The city centre has a rapidly growing financial sector and many corporate headquarters are located here, providing career options and the opportunity for a short commute making this a location of choice for professionals. However, the community accesses every major transportation artery, including Highway 401 and 403, The QEW, The GO Train and the City Centre Transit Terminal. It’s an easy Toronto commute, while frequent fliers will appreciate proximity to Pearson International Airport. The community features a number of schools and the Mississauga Valley Community Centre, with a 25 metre wave pool, as well as great parks and greenspace, making this an obvious choice for families. With a network of trails and the ravine running through the valley, Morguard offers ideal properties for residents to best enjoy this community. The Arista (thearista.com) is located at 3665 Arista Way. Its manicured grounds are welcoming, and the condo-quality amenities offer upscale living. Featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom renovated suites, modern living includes spacious suites and balconies with incredible city and ravine views. The Arista also offers a selection of suites available for short-term leasing – executive suites are elegantly furnished and offer housekeeping services for the perfect compromise between hotel luxury and the convenience of all the comforts of home. Maplewoods (themaplewoods.com) and Forestwoods (theforestwoods. com) at 1477 and 1547 Mississauga Valley Blvd., overlook the woodlands, providing a luxurious combination of city living and natural splendour, as do The Valleywoods (thevalleywoods.com) at 1423 Mississauga Valley Blvd and The Elmwoods (theelmwoods.com) at 30 Elm Drive. Modern one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with air conditioning and ceiling fans as well as patios and balconies provide pure comfort. Suites enjoy breathtaking views of both downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario as well as the surrounding ravine community. With amenities including outdoor pools, playgrounds, barbecue areas, secure bike storage, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, business centres with WiFi and party rooms equipped with a kitchen and bar, hospitality suites for overnight guests and well-maintained common areas, the lifestyle offered by Morguard sets the bar high for rental living, regardless of which of the locations you choose. Onsite property management personnel ensure that residents’ needs are always first priority. Top notch customer service is the standard Morguard sets for their residents. From growing families and TheRentersGuide.ca downsizing empty nesters to urbanites, professionals and lovers of nature, Morguard provides the perfect community to call home right in the beautiful Mississauga Valley.

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NORTH MISSISSAUGA YORK TH’S • Beautifully-appointed suites with vertical blinds, some with dishwashers & 2 full baths • Impeccably maintained and cared-for • Central air conditioning • Security cameras & keyless remote access • Fitness center & saunas • Guest suite • Billiard room with shuffleboard • Party room • Library room • On-site convenience store, dry cleaners & DVD rentals • Secure bike room • Business center • Outdoor swimming pool • All utilities included • Easy access to 403, 410, 401 & QEW • Close to Square One

1 Bedroom Junior $1,210 1 Bedroom Deluxe $1,253 1 Bedroom Plus Den $1,380

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath $1,443 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath $1,549 3 Bedroom $1,680

3665 Arista Way | Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe

08750

VISIt Our rESIDEnCE AnD LEASInG CEntrE rEntAL OFFICE hOurS: Mon. to thurs. 9am - 8pm, Friday 9am - 5pm, Sat. & Sun. 12pm - 4pm

905.219.9828 www.thearista.com

*Selected suites only and some conditions apply

Also Available Short Term Furnished Suites Executive Class Please Call 905.896.6500 • www.aristafurnishedsuites.com 9G


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Even the air feels refreshing. Streets are spotless, and surrounding residential areas have lots of greenspace. TheRentersGuide.ca

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In under 40 years since its establishment in 1974, Mississauga has grown to become Canada’s 6th largest and fastest growing city. Its population of over 700,000 is ethnically diverse, with residents representing cultures from around the world. It’s also recognized as one of the safest cities in Canada, with extensive cultural and recreational facilities, parks, entertainment, nightlife, world class shopping and sport facilities. A major employer, many businesses and corporations are located in Mississauga, giving residents the opportunity to work close to home. For these reasons, and many more, Mississauga City Centre is an excellent community to consider calling home. The AreA Mississauga City Centre is situated around Hurontario Street (Highway 10) between the 403 and Dundas Street West. TheRentersGuide.ca Central Parkway, Confederation Parkway and Mississauga Valley Boulevard are principal streets that traverse the neighbourhood in a somewhat irregular fashion. Strategically

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Want to Live in the area? Check out These Listings: KAneFF 3575 Kaneff Cres. 905-614-2604 DAnieLS 365 prince of Wales 360 Square one Drive 905-502-7900

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MorguArD 4185 & 4205 Shipp Dr. 905-897-1038 located, Mississauga City Centre is convenient to Pearson International Airport and the greatest concentration of major highways in the country (the 401, 403, 407, 410 and 427) making it a good access point for residents and travelers. Mississauga is linked to Toronto and other neighbouring cities via bus, subway and commuter trains. hAving Fun Mississauga boasts an impressive array of cultural and recreational institutions and facilities that enhance the quality of life of its residents. The Living Arts Centre is a multi-purpose facility featuring studio spaces and exhibition display areas for local artists and performance venues for many groups. Playdium on Rathburn Road (visible from Highway 403) is a mega-sized interactive play facility, featuring arcade and redemption games, batting cages, outdoor mini-golf, and go-karting. The Cineplex Empire Theatre, also located at Square One, has 10 theatres, including an Imax, that show first-run features. There are many restaurants within Missisauga's city centre, including every option from upscale dining to a light bite on the go. From chains to independent specialties, the community boasts a flavour to satisfy every palette. Community centres are located TheRentersGuide.ca throughout the city, offering drop-in and instructional programs in fitness, swimming, dance, skating, hockey and other sports for every age and interest.

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In addition, Mississauga has close to 500 parks and woodlands, including more than 20 waterfront parks that vary in size, use and features. Some parks provide a serene and tranquil setting where you can enjoy passive recreational pursuits like walking and biking, while others have sports fields and other facilities. You can find out more about diverse recreational offerings at mississauga.ca Shopping Square One Mall, at the heart of Mississauga, is among Canada's largest malls. There are well over 300 stores, including big box and major department stores. A Farmers Market is held every Friday and and Sunday from June to October on the Rathburn side of the Square One parking lot. The area also boasts a host of businesses and services from groceries to banking. Living in The AreA You’ll find many highrise apartments and some two-storey townhomes located within close proximity to the City Centre. Some buildings are new or recently constructed, and may offer luxurious features such as air conditioning, dishwashers, washers and dryers right in the apartments, underground parking, pool, or tennis courts. There’s excellent value here, from moderate pricing to some fabulous luxury suites. Accommodating every type of renter, there are great options for young professionals, students and large families in the wide array of area rentals.

1423 Mississauga valley Blvd. 905-219-9829 1477 Mississauga valley Blvd. 905-219-9827 1547 Mississauga valley Blvd. 905-219-9826 3665 Arista Way 905-219-9828 30 elm Dr. e. 905-219-1442 hoMeSTeAD 3480 havenwood Dr. 289-805-4242 SheLTer CAnADiAn 2075 Sherobee rd. 905-275-6061 reALSTAr 3620 Kaneff Cres 905-276-2676 A Little Further Away: pArK properTieS 620 Lolita gardens 905-602-7144 Jane Herman is a Communications Consultant who has worked in the rental property industry. Jane provides communications solutions for a diverse range of clients and has written about food, fashion, apartment living and personal finance for several publications.

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Meadowvale Gardens

NORTH MISSISSAUGA YORK TH’S

The Premium Choice in Rental Living

$500 OFF Plus 1 FREE parking with a move-in date of September 15th or earlier*

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM SUITES FROM $1241 SUITES INCLUDE • All utilities included • Air conditioning • 3 appliances: fridge, stove, dishwasher • Wood-burning fireplace • Vertical blinds and carpeting • Indoor and outdoor storage • Security intercom

• Fully equipped exercise room • Outdoor swimming pool • Tennis court • Squash court • Sauna • Resident lounge • On-site management office • Smart Card laundry • Underground parking

CLOSE TO • Close to Hwy 401 & 407 • Daycare centre • Community centre • Schools • Churches • Shopping • Transit & GO train

2869 Battleford Rd.

905.219.9820

www.meadowvalegardens.com Winston Churchill Blvd

RENTAL OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm; Friday: 9 am - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

FACILITIES INCLUDE

*Selected suites only and some conditions apply. *$500 off will be applied on the 11th month, subject to availability and certain conditions.

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The Premium Choice in Rental Living Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe

The Valleywoods $500 OFF Plus 1 FREE parking with a move-in date of September 15th or earlier*

OVERSIZED 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS STARTING FROM $1157 • All utilities included • Individual air conditioning & vertical blinds • Newer appliances • Secure bike rooms • Fitness facilities,outdoor swimming pool, saunas & Billiard room with shuffleboard RENTAL OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Thursday 11 am - 7 pm Friday 9 am - 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

• Party room • Smart card laundry room • Keyless remote access system • Camera security surveillance • On-site management • Transit at your door

1423 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

905.219.9829 thevalleywoods.com

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Mississauga Valley Blvd

Central Pkwy E. *Selected suites only and some conditions apply. *$500 off will be applied on the 11th month, subject to availability and certain conditions.

Cawthra Rd.

Hurontario St.

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Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe

The Elmwoods

NORTH MISSISSAUGA YORK TH’S

The Premium Choice in Rental Living

WE HAVE 1, 2 & 3 bEdroom SUITES STArTIng from $1157

30 Elm Drive East

905.219.1442 theelmwoods.com

8130

Burnhamthorpe Rd.E. Mississauga Valley Blvd Elm Dr. E.

Cawthra Rd.

rental office hours: Monday to thursday 11 am - 7 pm; friday 9 am - 5 pm saturday & sunday 10 am - 4 pm

• Guest suite • Smart card laundry room • Gathering room • BBQ area & putting green • Close to Square One • Easy access to 403, 410, 401 & QEW

Hurontario St.

• All utilities included • Exceptional living at Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe • Excellent features include central air conditioning & vertical blinds • Security camera and keyless remote access • Tennis court, fitness facility

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quicktips

don’t let your stuff own you by Hellen Buttigieg

The closeTs are full. There isn’T an unused

surface. The junk drawer is overflowing. The piles have piles and the storage space is full too. You need it all, you just don’t have enough space to put it. Or do you need it all? Do you need to create more storage space or do you need to pare down your stuff? Take a closer look and decide what you’re holding onto, and why. Separate ‘need’ from ‘obligation’, ‘sentimentality’ and ‘just in case’. You may find you have the space to store what you need. You’ll just need to dig deep to find the strength to free yourself of the rest. After all, do you own all that stuff – or does it own you? let go of ‘obligation clutter’ ‘Obligation clutter’ refers to the stuff we are holding on to because we feel a sense of duty. It can be gifts we’ve received, heirlooms we’ve inherited, or things we are saving for our kids. If you are holding on to any of these types of things, I’m giving you permission to let them go, and here’s why: You have no duty to keep gifts forever. The last thing the gift-giver would want is for their gift to be a burden. If a gift you gave were unused, wouldn’t you be happier if it were donated, so someone else could enjoy it? It can be emotionally taxing to part with inherited items, but there are more meaningful ways to honour a person’s memory than keeping all their things. Releasing a loved one’s belongings doesn’t betray the memory of the person. It’s a bit easier with time, so take the time you need. But please do not hold on to inherited items because of guilt. If you’re keeping things for your children, please consider asking them if they are even remotely interested in having them. Remember, they will have their own taste. Do you really want to burden them with things that don’t suit their style or their life? offload off-site storage If you are paying a hefty monthly bill to store your belongings off-site in a rented storage container, it’s time to reconsider its value. Out of sight is usually out of mind. If you are not using the items, it may be beneficial to sell them or give them away. The money spent storing the stuff over a long period of time often exceeds the value of those items.

Arrange sheets according to their room, and place the corresponding labels on the front of the shelves. If closet space is limited, keep an extra sheet set between the mattress and box spring of each bed. don’t let excuses keep you stuck When editing your closet, you’ll make all kinds of excuses to keep things. I’ve compiled a list of the most popular excuses I’ve heard – and my response to them. Reconsider keeping clothes that no longer serve you. Top seven excuses for holding on To cloThing we don’T wear

1 It will come back in style. Yes, it will. But the fabric and cut will be slightly different and everyone will be able to tell you have been holding on to it since 1978! 2 It will fit once I lose weight. You may lose weight in different places and it may still not fit. It may go out of style by the time you lose the weight. Reward yourself by buying new clothes instead of wearing your old things. 3 I paid a lot of money for it. And it makes you feel guilty every time you look into your closet and see it hanging there, so let go of the reminder, and the shame. 4 I wore it on my first date, the day I got promoted, etc. Don’t let sentimental items take up valuable space in your closet. That’s like allowing the past to take up space and crowd out the present. Take a picture and let it go or keep it and store it elsewhere. 5 Someone bought it for me. They’ll never know, and even if they find out, they’ll understand. They would not be happy knowing their gift has become a burden to you. 6 It needs repairs. Put a deadline on it and let it go if you miss it. 7 I need it just in case. This is probably the top excuse I hear, and it is based on fear. Be brave – unless you can find a specific reason to hold on to something, find the courage to let it go.

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Renting foR a good time (not a long time) Sometimes life is unpredictable and it is difficult to make a commitment to a living space. It could be a job, school or a relationship that means that makes it necessary to find a place to stay for a short or indefinite amount of time. Luckily, there is housing designed for this very purpose. We talked to Jodi Gilmour, rental guru and past host of HGTV’s For Rent about the ins and outs of short-term rentals. By Kim Carlton

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Renters guide: Why are some people looking for short-term rentals?

Jodi gilmour: Sometimes life is unpredictable and it is difficult to make a commitment to a living space. It could be a job, school or a relationship that means that one needs a place to stay for a short or indefinite amount of time. Luckily, there is housing designed for this very purpose. We talked to Jodi Gilmour, rental guru and previously the host of HGTV’s For Rent about the ins and outs of short-term rentals. Rg: What features are important with short-term rentals? Jg: Most short-term renters are looking for furnished spaces complete with well-equipped kitchens. It’s too much effort and expense to pack, move and unpack everything you own, only to have to do it again in a few months time. Location is typically very important to these renters, as there is usually a specific destination the renter needs to be close to; an office, school or hospital, for example. Renting short term or taking a sublet is a great way to “try on” a new neighbourhood before you commit.

Rg: Are there features that someone would look for in a short-term rental that they might not look for if they were staying long term?

Jg: In a short term rental, you want to make sure that your immediate needs are met, so you’ll need furniture, bedding, cutlery and a serviceable washroom. Laundry, cleaning and concierge services can be a great perk, but they certainly add up! There are some things you might be able to live without for a few months that you wouldn’t do without in a yearlong rental, like air conditioning, ensuite laundry or TV.

Rg: Are apartment complexes willing to entertain people looking for rentals of six months or less, or do people looking for these often left to look for sublets or condos or houses being rented out by the owner?

Jg: It’s rare to find an apartment complex willing to take renters short-term because most of the cost and effort of running a rental comes between tenants when advertising, showing, cleaning, and repairs are required. Landlords and rental companies typically prefer leases for one year or more. TheRentersGuide.ca In most large cities, you can find a variety of shortterm rentals companies online offering attractive

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daily rates, and weekly or monthly rates that are often much less expensive than hotel rooms, and also include kitchens, so you can prepare ‘home’ cooked meals. Many short-term renters don’t have the luxury of previewing spaces; they have to book online before arriving in a new city. Ask as many questions as you can think of before committing; what amenities are within walking distance, how is public transit and safety, will I be able to push a stroller here? Try to arrange two rates; one if you love it and want to stay the whole time, and another if you can only manage a few nights before you need to find something else. I recently rented an apartment in Europe online to go on vacation with my cousin and our husbands. The posting said it slept four with one private bedroom and a ‘sleeper sofa.’ Well, the sofa bed measured about 36 inches wide with a huge crease down the centre and the bed was what North Americans would call a ‘twin’. Our hubbies happen to be pretty big dudes, which meant nobody got a good night’s sleep. Until we kicked the boys to the floor, that is. Then Amanda and I slept great! Finding short-term living space in smaller communities can be a bigger challenge. If Google fails you, the search may have to be more organic. Call on any contacts you have in the community, try realtors and people in the hospitality industry, like concierges in local hotels and owners of bed and breakfasts who may lead you in the right direction, or offer a lower rate for a longer stay. Also try the online classifieds of local media.

Rg: How can someone make himself or herself feel comfortable in their home and neighbourhood if they are only staying for a short time?

Jg: Short-term renters’ lives are in flux, so having some of the comforts of home can really help you relax. Photos of friends and family, and a favourite pillow are common items to bring along. Sounds and smells can help too, so a little bit music, spices or cleaning agents from home can help you settle in. To feel comfortable in a temporary neighbourhood, walk around a lot; get to know the local merchants, transportation routes, etc. And of course you should make friends with a few locals! Hanging out with people from your new neighbourhood is a great way to truly experience the area. Jodi Gilmour has been the host of HGTV’s For Rent and and a featured contributor on Marriage Under Construction. HGTV.ca

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To make matters worse, at university Dixie was a little slow paying her cell phone bill. While her service was never discontinued, she did carry a balance from month to month that she cleared at the end of each school year. Last year, when Dixie applied for a car loan, she was turned down because of her crappy repayment history. She’s worried about the future and how her past borrowing mistakes will haunt her when it comes time to buy a home. Sound familiar? If you see yourself reflected in Dixie’s story, no doubt by now you know you’re not the only person in this particular leaky boat. Unfortunately, many people have no experience managing credit make mistake after mistake: they make their payments late they go over their credit limits they have a b’zillion credit cards in their wallets

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If you’ve fallen behind and your credit record has become tarnished, where should you go from here? First, you’ve got to get yourself some credit again so that you can demonstrate what a good job you can do managing it. The only way to establish a credit history is to use and repay credit. There are a number of ways to go about rebuilding your credit history. Take out a loan to make an investment (another good reason to start a retirement savings plan), make your monthly payments on time and build a shiny new credit history. Since the institution that’s giving you the loan will also be holding the retirement savings, the credit procedure is far less stringent than it normally would be. Ask a co-signer or guarantor to help you get a small loan of, say, $1,000, which you would then pay off over three months. It would cost you in interest, but you would be back on track credit wise. Don’t want to incur the interest costs? Apply for a “secured” credit card. With a secured credit card, you put up cash to cover your balance. Lenders often want

twice the credit card limit, so if you want a $500 credit limit, you’ll have to ante up $1,000. Once you’ve established your ability to manage the card – anywhere from six months to a year – you can ask for the security requirement to be dropped and your deposit returned. Thinking of hiring a credit-repair company? Don’t bother. Credit repair companies can’t do anything you can’t. A credit bureau will not remove accurate negative information from your credit report before the legal time period has expired so don’t get suckered by anyone who claims they can mop up your credit disasters faster. There are no “loopholes.” The only way to fix a poor credit rating is to be smart about how you use credit. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Gail Vaz-Oxlade is the host of Til Debt Do Us Part and author of Debt Free Forever and blogs daily at www.gailvazoxlade.com. Follow Gail on Twitter at TheRentersGuide.ca Twitter.com/GailVazOxlade

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Parkway Forest

Don Valley/404

Fairview Mall

SHEPPARD & DON MILLS Spectacular lake views Laundry facilities Parking available Hardwood floors Utilities included (except

Parkway Forest

Don Valley/404

Fairview Mall

DON MILLS & 401

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DON MILLS & EGLINTON

DON MILLS & EGLINTON

7 & 11 Rochefort Drive

30, 32, 34 St. Dennis Drive

Two Bedrooms

Two & Three Bedrooms

From

1,005

$

From

• Large, bright renovated suites • Gleaming hardwood floors • Brand new windows • Some with decorative plaster ceilings

928

$

• Serene landscaped grounds • Huge, newly renovated suites with balconies

• Gorgeous French balcony or huge walkout balcony in every suite

• Gorgeous ceramics and gleaming hardwood floors

• Close to parks, schools, shopping and TTC

• Close to schools

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• On-site laundry, parking and playground

416-628-7154 OR 647-931-9574

• Beautifully renovated corridors

416-628-7155

briarlane.ca

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225

175

20 Esterb

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A TRUSTED PLACE TO CALL HOME SINCE 1954

DON MILLS NORTH OF SHEPPARD AT VAN HORNE Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms Close to Fairview Mall & Sheppard subway station Near schools, community centre Utilities included Outdoor pool Playground

335 Van Horne Ave.

225 Van Horne Apartments

Sheppard Ave.

Vallyview Towers

DON MILLS & SHEPPARD

DON MILLS & SHEPPARD

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms Public transit at your door Walking distance to schools, shopping, Seneca College & hospitals Utilities included Outdoor pool

225 Van Horne Ave.

1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms Close to Fairview Mall & Sheppard subway station Near schools, community centre Utilities included

2980 Don Mills

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat-Sun 11- 4 After hours by appt.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat-Sun 11- 4 After hours by appt.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat-Sun 11- 4 After hours by appt.

416-800-7981

647-800-8567

416-800-7982

Godstone Place Apartments

DON MILLS & SHEPPARD

Esterbrooke Apartments

Shaughnessy Place

DON MILLS & SHEPPARD

DON MILLS & SHEPPARD

1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms Utilities included Some 2 and 3 bedrooms include 2 washrooms Close to Fairview Mall and Sheppard subway station Outdoor pool

30 Godstone Road

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms Close to Fairview Mall & Sheppard subway station Near schools, community centre Utilities included

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms Close to Fairview Mall & Sheppard subway station Outdoor pool Near schools, community centre Utilities included

175 Shaughnessy

20 Esterbrooke

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat-Sun 11- 4 After hours by appt.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat-Sun 11- 4 After hours by appt.

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat-Sun 11- 4 After hours by appt.

647-955-5905

647-955-5904

647-955-5906

Same Day Approval! Pre-Authorized

VISIT OUR MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE TO VIEW OUR VIRTUAL TOURS AND APPLY ONLINE!

08301

Royale Towers

335 Hwy 404

30

Godstone Rd.

2980

Don Mills Rd.

Shaughnessy Blvd.

Van Horne Ave.

Payment Plans Available!

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Enjoy A Park-Like Setting 325 Bogert Avenue Yonge & Sheppard

Newly landscaped New laundry machines Close to ttc subway, bus & schools Excellent shopping and entertainment Easy access to hwy 401 & downtown

Please ask us about our

4 Bedroom SPECIAL

Large inner courtyard Outdoor pool

1 bdrm from $999 2 bdrms from $1170 3 bdrms from $1350

(Backs onto Earl Bales Park & Outdoor Centre) VISIT US: Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 2 pm and 3 pm - 7 pm & Fri. 11 am - 2:30 pm

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ASK ABOUT OUR 1 MONTH OF FREE RENT Unique, condo-style apartments in North York, Forest Suites at Parkway offers the style and elegance you would expect from the heart of the city. Easy access to shopping and entertainment at Fairview Mall, just steps from the Don Mills subway station and moments to the DVP & 401—ensures the best of both worlds. With downtown in easy reach, Forest Suites is destined to become one of Toronto’s most desirable, new addresses.

130 Parkway Forest 1 bedroom from $1515 + hydro 2 bedroom from $1791 + hydro 3 bedroom from $2164 + hydro

This new property comes equipped with a party room and bike room, with indoor parking available. The gorgeous new suites include a washer/dryer, central A/C, open concept kitchens, and stainless steel appliances.

Open 7 days a week Call for an appointment today!

647-495-8366

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SUITE AMENITIES • Balconies • Ceramic floors • Dishwasher

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convenient location in friendly community 500 muRRAy Ross pARkWAy

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San Romanoway

Keele St.

Murray Ross Sentinel

Jane St.

York University

Finch Ave. W.

beautifully landscaped grounds Indoor parking Tennis Court • Outdoor Pool Sauna • Moments from York University Close to transit - 1 bus to Finch or Downsview subway stations minutes to hwys 400, 401 & 407

416-507-7715

08551

Steeles Ave. W.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm

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NORTH NORTH YORK YORK TH’S The Citadel 701 Don Mills Road, North York 647.931.1483 Bachelor, 1, 2, 3 Bedroom, & Penthouse Units cherishome.com/RG701

Buckingham House 601 Finch Avenue West, North York 647.931.1388 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom cherishome.com/RG601

Elm Place

08212

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200 & 222 Elm Street (University Ave and College St.) 647.931.4842 Bachelor, 1 & 2 Bedroom cherishome.com/RG200

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North York

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350

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BDRM SUITES STARTING FROM

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925

Live the life you imagined. Don Mills & Eglinton 55 Wynford Heights Cres. 416.628.4512 • • •

Close to the Science Centre and IMAX theatre E-tenant machine in lobby for debit rental payments

www.hrpm.ca/55wynford

08053

Indoor pool** • Air conditioning** Exceptional customer service Oversized suites with spectacular city & ravine views Easy access to DVP and 401

65 Wynford Heights Cres. 416.628.4513

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Quality Suites Deeply Discounted

Elmpark Manor Apartments:

Conveniently Located next to the Shoreham Plaza, 24 hour TTC buses at your door, Licensed Daycare on the premises, Modern Card-operated laundry facilities, Walk to York/Seneca Campus.

Offering Spotlessly Clean, Renovated Suites from • •

$899-$1499

Heat Hydro and Water included in the Rent Some UPgraded suites with custom Kitchen/Bath Cabinets/Ceramic-Top Ranges available too

Rental Hotline: 416-665-7150 Open Daily 8-8 for Showings 4750 Jane St., 1 light south of Steeles Ave. W., North York -- M3N 2W4 Email: Lkay@rogers.com

Fairway Place Apartments & Townhomes:

08056

• • • •

Conveniently Located next to Jane/Sheppard Plaza, steps to 24 hour TTC Buses 3-4 Bedroom Townhomes from $1429 Hydro and Gas EXTRA Extra Large 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Suites Heat, Hydro and Water included Offering Spotlessly Clean, Renovated Suites

Rental Hotline: 416-742-9354 Open Daily 8-8 for Showings 2000 Sheppard Ave. WEST, North York -- M3N 1A2 (Corner of Jane & Sheppard) Email: Lkay@rogers.com

4 bedroom from

$1799 $1499 $1259 $999 3 bedroom from

2 bedroom from

1 bedroom from

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Graydon Hall EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION! A BEAUTIFUL SETTING SURROUNDED BY 19 ACRES OF LUSCIOUS PARKLANDS

NEWLY RENOVATED SPACIOUS 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM SUITES ✿ Short and long term leases available ✿ All kitchens feature 3 appliances; dishwasher, stove and frost free fridge

FURNISHED SUITES ALSO AVAILABLE

✿ Totally Refurbished Kitchens also available ✿ Spacious unique floor plans- some 2 bedrooms with 1 1/2 bathrooms

✿ Short or Long term – ready to move in,

✿ 24 hours state of the art surveillance cameras

comfortably furnished

viewable ensuite

✿ A perfect alternative to hotels. ✿ Corporate packages also available. • STEPS TO TTC • MINUTES TO THE SHEPPARD SUBWAY • EASY ACCESS TO HWYS 404, 401 & DVP • CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, PARKS AND SHOPPING • BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE CITY FROM SPACIOUS BALCONIES

Beautiful Landscape Property in Quiet Residential Neighbourhood RENTAL OFFICE

08074

100 Graydon Hall Drive, Suite 100, North York, Ontario, M3A 3A7 Monday - Friday 9am-8pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12pm-5pm

416.447.2447

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Prelude… A rental experience you can build your life around.

PRELUDE

Yonge & Sheppard

t Bright and open bedroom suites with spectacular views. 1 bedroom suites starting from $1,410; 2 bedroom suites starting from $1,650. t 5 appliances in suite including washer and dryer t Exceptional quality rental living with Concert signature round-the clock service – Concert On-Call t Walking distance to Subway (with direct indoor access), North York Central Library, Mel Lastman Square, shops and recreation

BAYVIEW AVE

YONGE ST

151 Beecroft Road 647.361.6656

BEECROFT RD

Monday to Thursday 11 am – 7 pm Friday to Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

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ApArtment therApy:

Bedroom makeover and Beyond By Jane Herman

We’re into the home stretch – literally! Your apartment makeover is complete with this sixth installment of Apartment Therapy – advice from Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the creator of the popular weblog apartmenttherapy.com and the book of the same name, on which this series is based. Apartment Therapy is a total transformation of your apartment into a well-organized, harmonious living space that suits your personal style and budget.

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décor

This is the week to give your bedroom a thorough going–over. No matter what its size, your bedroom should be a refuge – a beautiful, peaceful, private, clean space designed to suit your needs and taste. Aside from dressing and reading, relocate all other activities to another space, as they will interfere with your getting a good night’s sleep. However you set your space up, make sure you install room-darkening window treatments – if there is ambient street lighting, you don’t want it to disturb you. Good reading light is essential in the bedroom, and attractive bedside lamps can impart a stylish touch. Wallmounted fixtures are great for saving space and position the light comfortably for reading. Let’s start with your bed – how old is it? If it’s more than 10 years old or you’re waking up feeling achy, you definitely need to invest in a new one – it will make a tremendous difference in the quality of your sleep. Good bedding is a luxury that every home should have. Inspect your pillows, mattress pad, sheets and comforter. If any of them have seen better days or are hopelessly worn out, move them to your outbox and invest in fresh ones. Good quality bedding is very affordable, and the comfort you will experience when you get into bed each night will be well worth it. You may want to acquire a darker colour for the winter and a lighter colour for the summer. If your bedding is still in good condition, wash everything, including the mattress pad, duvet, blankets and pillows (you may need to take some of these items to a commercial laundromat that has an oversized or front loading machine). Give the bedroom a thorough cleaning: dust all the furniture, the baseboards and TheRentersGuide.ca windowsills, the tops of the doors around moldings, closet shelves and any other surfaces. Vacuum the entire bedroom, moving the bed and furniture away from

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the walls so you can vacuum underneath and behind cupboards. Gillingham-Ryan suggests investing in an air filter. City air is dirty, and during the long winter months when we rarely open our windows, there is plenty of dust and stale air generated within our apartment. If the noise bothers you, turn it off while you sleep. De-clutter and organize your clothes, closets, and drawers: Remove all of your clothing from the cupboard, replacing only what you still want, still fits, and will wear. Last winter my closet pole fell down from bearing the weight of an ever-burgeoning wardrobe. Don’t be a clothing pack rat. If you haven’t worn it in more than a year, it’s probably ready for the outbox. If you need to buy an armoire or shoe cupboard to accommodate all of your clothing, do it. Likewise, remove everything from your drawers one by one, re-organizing and neatly folding your socks, underwear, tee shirts and other items that you store in your drawers. If your bedroom has carpeting it should be cleaned once a year. You can call a commercial service or rent a portable machine and do it yourself. If you have

an area rug, it will need to be sent out for cleaning, depending on size.

Accessorize with little luxuries: Pretend that you’re staying in a fine hotel each night – what little luxuries would make you happy? A bottle of water and a glass next to your bed; a small vase of flowers on your bedside table; a beautiful silver picture frame, an attractive alarm clock or the clock radio you’ve always wanted, a luxurious terry robe, a small beeswax or votive candle – each can add a touch of elegance and comfort. Take a deep breath and rejoice. Your apartment makeover is complete! Put on some great music, turn the lights down, plan a fabulous menu and invite some friends over to celebrate your updated and rejuvenated home!

Jane Herman is a communications consultant who has worked in the rental property industry. Jane provides communications solutions for a diverse range of clients and has written about food, fashion,TheRentersGuide.ca apartment living and personal finance for several publications.

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Finally Suite Success 20 Chichester Place

(Sheppard & Victoria Park)

416-492-2836 • • • • •

Only minutes to Hwy 404 & 401 On-site daycare Outdoor pool & playground Close to Fairview Mall Close to Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate and Seneca College • TTC at your door • Well maintained building • Friendly environment

MOVE IN S

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Huntingwood Dr.

Warden Ave.

407

Pharmacy Ave.

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Sheppard Ave. 401

*Plus hydro. *Limited time offer, must be presented at time of application.

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A TRUSTED PLACE TO CALL HOME SINCE 1954 Pharmacy Place

jr.1 Bdrms, 1 Bdrms, 2 Bdrms, 3 Bdrms Large recreation centre with indoor pool, weight room, saunas On-site daycare and tuck shop Modern appliances Large balconies Upgraded laundry facilities

St. Clair Danforth

Victoria Park

DVP

RENOVATED

Warden

PHARMACY & ST. CLAIR

Pharmacy

401 Eglinton

Dolphin

Public golf course across the street Walk to West Scarborough 263, 273, 283 Community Centre and steps to TTC Pharmacy Avenue Hours: Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat-Sun 11- 4 On-site management Free lockers Utilities included

416-800-7973

Modern appliances Large private balconies Upgraded laundry facilities Steps to TTC

Close to schools & shopping On-site management Utilities included

Brimley Rd.

RENOVATED

1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms

Brockley Dr.

Midwest Rd.

MIDLAND & LAWRENCE

Midland Ave.

Brock Tower

Lawrence Ave. W.

5 Brockley Drive Hours: Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat-Sun 11- 4

416-800-7975

Close to Agincourt Mall and Fairview Mall Utilities included

2350 Birchmount Road Hours: Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat-Sun 11- 4

647-955-5907

Same Day Approval! Pre-Authorized

VISIT OUR MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE TO VIEW OUR VIRTUAL TOURS AND APPLY ONLINE!

401

Payment Plans Available!

HOMESTEAD.CA

08302

Party room Balconies Indoor/outdoor parking Walk to shopping, schools and TTC

Kennedy Rd.

large size suites

1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms

Sheppard Ave. E.

Birchmount

BIRCHMOUNT & SHEPPARD

Victoria Park

The Fairlea

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Great location. Even better price! 1 bedroom from $980* 2 bedroom from $1125* • Large, carpeted suites on quiet street • On-site rec centre with fitness & recreational facilites, saunas, cardrooms & indoor pool • On-site laundry • 1 block to Agincourt Go Station • Close to great schools including Tam O'Shanter Junior Public School and Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute • Steps to Agincourt Mall, Wal-Mart, No Frills, Tim Hortons , Scotiabank ,The Source and more

Carabob Crt. Sheppard Ave. E.

401

Kennedy

Birchmount

Bonis Ave.

10, 40 & 50 Carabob Ct. (Birchmount & Sheppard)

647.977.2721

RENTAL OFFICE LOCATED AT 50 CARABOB CT. Office hours Mon-Thur: 11am - 7pm, Friday & Sunday: Closed, Saturday: 11am - 4pm

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08151

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Water play park and other rec. facilities close by Kennedy Commons Shopping Centre close by

www.hrpm.ca

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H & R Property Management Ltd.

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rouge valley residence

The good life. Now for lease. Suites Include… Facilities •Air conditioning Include… •Fresh paint •Upgraded broadloom •New tile flooring •Ceiling fans •Upgraded appliances •Vertical blinds

•On-site security •Outdoor swimming pool •1 free parking •Friendly on-site staff

The Location… •A unique community nestled in 14 acres of landscaped grounds •Rouge Valley at your doorstep •Steps to schools & TTC •Close to Hwy 401 & Hwy 2

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renters’help

The ten point plan for a

SAFE AND SMOOTH MOVE One of the best ways to ensure your move goes smoothly is to plan it well in advance. The Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) stresses consumers get an early start, giving them time to find the best mover for them – and to ensure they don’t get caught hiring a rogue mover at the last minute. Pitfalls to planning poorly or leaving booking until very late are that you risk getting limited choices for movers, unreliable estimates, empty promises and poor service. Here are 10 points to help you get a good move:

DOS

DON’TS

2. DO get three on-site estimates – in writing. An in-home estimate is amore accurate estimate – and that means fewer disputes later on, during or after the move.

2. DON’T make your decision based on the lowest price or the company waiving the tax. Low prices are often altered on moving day with additional fees and only a disreputable mover will avoid collecting tax.

1. DO hire a reputable mover. Check with your provincial government, the Better Business Bureau and/or the Canadian Association of Movers before you contract a mover.

3. DO validate any estimate that is significantly different from the others. Check the mover’s reputation and validate their affiliations. 4. DO read Industry Canada’s Consumer Checklist for Choosing a Moving Company on CAM’s website, mover.net. CAM has important information on moving for consumers. 5. DO ask how your goods are protected against loss or damage and insured while in transit. You may wish to request additional cargo protection that is based on your valuation of your shipment. And always get it in writing.

1. DON’T make your decision based on the mover’s advertisement or salesman’s promises. Glossy ads, slick websites and verbal promises won’t ensure a good move. Always get promises in writing.

3. DON’T allow any company to do an over-the-phone estimate. A phone estimate is not binding unless it is followed up in writing and is often unreliable because the mover does not have all of the necessary information. 4. DON’T accept the references a company provides at face value. References can be a marketing strategy so they should not be your deciding factor. 5. DON’T accept any verbal agreement. A verbal commitment cannot be proven in a dispute. Always get promises in writing. You have a responsibility to protect yourself. Find out about your rights and responsibilities. There are consumer protection laws to protect you, but it’s far easier to get a reputable mover than to try and get a remedy after the move.

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NORTH TORONTO YORK TH’S 587 Avenue Suite

587 Avenue Road, Toronto

411 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

MOUNT PLEASANT TOWER

DAVISVILLE TOWER

Tel: 647.258.5492

Tel: 647.258.1678

Tel: 647.258.1684

Available Suites:

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587 AVENUE

1 Bedrooms starting from: 1,400

1 Bedrooms starting from: 1,375 2 Bedrooms starting from: 1,600

445 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

Studios starting from: 1,100 1 Bedrooms starting from: 1,375

08435

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scrumpdillyicious

LesLie styLes, foodie & traveL aficionado, shares some deLicious dishes found on her traveLs around the worLd.

savoury summer spareribs directionS

Combine all the braising liquid ingredients in a large pot, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cut the ribs into four- to five-inch slabs and add to the pot. Simmer until tender, but not falling apart, about 60 to 80 minutes. When done, transfer the ribs to a large bowl and coat with barbecue sauce. You can make your own very easily, but I cheat and buy Diana’s Chipotle Barbecue Sauce. I even marinate them in a sturdy plastic bag, to save on fridge space. The ribs can be prepared up to two or three days in advance at this point, and kept chilled until ready to barbecue. Heat the barbecue and transfer ribs to the grill. Cook long enough to brown. Baste frequently with leftover barbecue sauce, and serve immediately with extra warmed sauce on the side.

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ne of the quintessential summer meals is a heaping platter of grilled baby back ribs, smothered in a piquant barbecue sauce and cooked until they’re ‘fall-off-the-bone’ tender. Tangy and delicious, these sticky pork spareribs are braised in an aromatic liquid for about an hour, until they’re perfectly tender, then marinated in a smoky barbecue sauce for up to three days. Because they can be prepared well ahead of time, these Savoury Summer Spareribs are perfect party fare – just brown on the grill to caramelize the sauce, and you’re done. And they’re finger licking good!

Summer BBQ SpareriBS ingredientS Serves 4

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Leslie Styles is president of Styles Design Inc., a Toronto-based branding and communications agency, and author of TheRentersGuide.ca Scrumpdillyicious, a food & travel blog dedicated to all things delicious. She can be reached at stylesdesign.net and scrumpdillyicious.blogspot.com

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85 Wellesley Street East • Wellesley & Church 647-891-5026 • 416-968-9439

NORTH TORONTO YORK TH’S

Downtown’s Best Locations Bachelors from $995-$1025 • 1 Bedrooms from $1095-$1195 70 Spadina Road • Spadina & Bloor 647-891-5019 Bachelors from $1095-$1150 125 Lawton Blvd. • Yonge & St. Clair 647-891-5017 1 Bedrooms from $1095-$1195 • 2 Bedrooms from $1250 630 Vesta Drive • Bathurst & Eglinton 647-891-5025 2 Bedrooms from $1450 • 3 Bedrooms from $1795

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bachelors, one & two bedrooms

from

760

$

• walking distance to grocery store, churches and schools • over-sized balconies with spectacular views of the city • daycare centre on-site • spacious floorplans • on-site security (patrols) • free access to fitness and recreation facilities • walk to parks, cycling and jogging

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Brand new rental living Queen Street West & Lisgar $1475* Bachelors, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites • from $1150*

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You don't have to live in a condo to enjoy amazing amenities! Live where all the options are just steps from your door: Queen Street trendy eateries, eclectic boutiques, emerging art galleries and more. Condo-like amenities include: • Medallion’s S.O.S. (Superior On-Call Service) • 5 high quality, in-suite appliances • Party Room • Games Room • Screening Room • Library/Lounge • Private Fitness Centre • Steps from TTC, minutes from Gardiner

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TORONTO NORTH YORK TH’S

A TRUSTED PLACE TO CALL HOME SINCE 1954 Balfour Square

Eglinton Ave.

YONGE & ST. CLAIR

St. Clair Ave. E.

Suites feature exceptional city & park views

Outdoor pool

One half block to subway Balconies in all apartments

Yonge St.

50 Rosehill Ave.

Digital security camera Utilities included

416-800-7963

Mt. Pleasant

Fontainebleu Apartments

RENOVATED

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms

Yonge St.

YONGE & BLOOR

Ro sed a

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Rosehill Ave.

le Valle y Rd.

D.V .

Updated lobby & corridors

Avenue Rd.

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms

Bloor St. E.

Exclusive downtown building On-site laundry and storage facilities

130 Rosedale Valley Rd.

Steps to Rosedale subway station

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat-Sun 11- 4

416-800-7956

440 Eglinton

401

EGLINTON & MT. PLEASANT

Exclusive use of upscale recreation centre at 140 Erskine On-site laundry

Mount Pleasant

Yonge St.

RENOVATED

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms

Lawrence Ave. E.

Bayview Ave.

Utilities included

Eglinton Ave. E.

440 Eglinton Ave. Hours: Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat-Sun 11- 4

647-955-5901

08753

5 minute walk to Eglinton Subway station

Same Day Approval! Pre-Authorized

VISIT OUR MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE TO VIEW OUR VIRTUAL TOURS AND APPLY ONLINE!

Payment Plans Available!

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Downtown Yonge BIA named recipient of a 2013 Merit Award by the International Downtown Association for Celebrate Yonge

T

he Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area has received a merit award for our work on Celebrate Yonge in summer 2012. Recognized among 13 entries in the category of Events & Programming, this award centers on improving the image and vitality of downtowns and delivering projects that communicate the vision, mission, function and achievements of the business association.

Mark Garner, Executive Director of the Downtown Yonge BIA commented, “The Downtown Yonge team is honoured and excited by this award. The IDA is a leading advocate for vibrant and successful downtowns. This award recognizes the teams visionary and dedicated work last year and shows that we’re headed in the right direction for Yonge Street.” “The Downtown Yonge BIA project received the IDA Merit Award for delivering excellence in downtown management”, said David Downey, IDA president and CEO. “Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry. The Celebrate Yonge project is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.” The Downtown Yonge BIA will receive the TheRentersGuide.ca award during the IDA World Congress & 59th Annual Conference on October 7th 2013. The Washington, D.C based International Downtown Association (IDA) is a champion for vital and livable urban centers and strives TheRentersGuide.ca

Celebrate Yonge - one of the many events enjoyed in the community. to inform, influence, and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. With 550 members and thousands of friends, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of TheRentersGuide.ca towns, cities, and regions. For more information about Celebrate Yonge and the Downtown Yonge BIA please visit www.downtownyonge.com.

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at 260 Wellesley St. E.

08041

Rental Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10am - 9pm, Fri. 9am - 4pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 4pm

929-0047

416

by email: wellesley@wpsq.ca www.gsrentals.ca

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Seeley Estates

Keele & Sheppard • Large, freshly decorated suites • Parkland setting overlooking Downsview Dells Park • Four low-rise buildings set on your own street • Convenient to Hwys 401 & 400

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms from

$780

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155 Antibes Drive Bathurst & Steeles

Huge, bright renovated suites Fabulous full suite length balconies Gleaming hardwood & new appliances Fitness Facility Close to schools, shopping, parks & TTC

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$1,189

08205

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CALL TODAY!

416-628-7166

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650 Parliament Wellesley &

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Steps to world class amenities Stunning downtown views

• Galleries, theatres, nightclubs, boutiques, concert halls, restaurants • D.V.P. access • @ Sherbourne subway • Walk to Riverdale Park and Allen Gardens • On-site daycare • Free access to fitness centre • On-site security (patrols)

For private appointment CONTACT US:

416.929.6278

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Carlton St.

08036

Wellesley st. E.

DVP

Howar d St.

Parliament St.

Yonge St.

Bloor St. E. Sherbourne St.

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NORTH TORONTO YORK TH’S

Forest Hill Area

Large — Luxurious — FreshLy Painted

rosebury square

ONE, TwO & ThREE BEDROOMs FROM

HWY. 401 YORKDALE PLAZA

LAWRENCE SQUARE LAWRENCE AVE.

WEST BATHURST STREET

R.C. CHURCH ANGLICAN CHURCH

PARK BRIAR

HILL

RIDELLE AVENUE 6. CASTLEFIELD AVE.

5.

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2.

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08439

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GLENCAIRN AVE. PLAZAS

MARLEE AVE.

DUFFERIN STREET

PLAZA PLAZAS

UNITED CHURCH EGLINTON AVE. WEST

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steps to TTC and Forest hill shops Minutes to Allen Expressway and hwy. 401 3 BEDROOM Minutes from Yorkdale Mall Close to Eglinton west subway Outdoor & indoor pools Fitness centre Modern large laundry facilities Fully equipped plaza including supermarket, doctors office and dry cleaners On-site daycare Fully modernized security system Utilities included heated underground parking available On-site resident service centre & management On-site maintenance (most repairs done within 24hrs)

SPECIAL!

RENTAL OFFICE LOCATED AT 145 MARLEE CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION

647.955.5926

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NORTH TORONTO YORK TH’S

350/390 Queens Quay West

You can have it all ONE BDRMS from $1397 TWO BDRMS from $1867 THREE BDRMS from $2597

Facilities include… fitness centre, new golf simulator, whirlpool spa, billiards room, stunning rooftop gardens with barbeques, business centre for residents, media room, conference room, party room overlooking lake, saunas, sparkling laundry rooms with TV, guest suites, 24 hour concierge Suites include… air conditioning, fresh paint, mirrored entrance closets, upgraded flooring, ceiling fans, dishwashers, over-therange microwaves, and closet organizers Walk to… • Starbucks • Sobey’s • Rogers Centre • Air Canada Centre • Harbourfront Centre • HTO Park

On-site… • Convenience store/drycleaner • Nail Salon and Medical Spa • On-site Shoppers Drug Mart • Zip Car Service • Beer Store • Chopra Yoga

08029

Call today to view our model suites

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TORONTO NORTH YORK TH’S

A TRUSTED PLACE TO CALL HOME SINCE 1954 Upper Canada Apartments

401

YONGE & EGLINTON

Lawrence Ave. W.

Rec centre with indoor pool, weight room, saunas, tennis court and squash courts Some suites with air conditioning and dishwashers

Underground parking with car wash Utilities included

Mount Pleasant

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms

Yonge St.

Erskine

RENOVATED

Eglinton

110,140,160,165 Erskine Ave. Hours: Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat-Sun 11- 4

416-800-7954

On-site convenience store

890 Mount Pleasant 401

EGLINTON & MT. PLEASANT

Bayview Ave.

Yonge St.

Bachelors, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bedrooms

Mount Pleasant

Lawrence Ave. E.

Eglinton Ave. E.

Outdoor pool and sauna On-site laundry facilities

890 Mount Pleasant Rd.

On-site storage facilities

Hours: Mon-Fri 9-8; Sat-Sun 11- 4

Utilities included

647-800-8568

1000 Mount Pleasant

Same Day Approval! Pre-Authorized

VISIT OUR MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE TO VIEW OUR VIRTUAL TOURS AND APPLY ONLINE!

Erskine Ave. Eglinton Ave. W.

1000 Mount Pleasant Rd.

647-955-5900 or 416-486-8310

Payment Plans Available!

08299

Stainless steel appliances including dishwasher Central air conditioning, granite countertops and beautiful hardwood cabinetry Terraces and solarium suites indoor swimming pool, tennis court, His/Hers saunas and fully equipped fitness room Underground parking with car wash

Bayview Ave.

Bachelors, 1 Bdrms, 1 Bdrms + Study/den 2 Bdrms, 2 Bdrms + Study/den

Mt. Pleasant Rd.

EGLINTON & MT. PLEASANT

Yonge St.

Lawrence Ave. W.

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Luxury Living

in the Heart of Downtown Toronto

925 bay street

50 portland street

1 & 2 bedrooms from$1,475/month

1 bedrooms from$1,250/month 2 bedrooms from$1,655/month

6 quality appliances designer window blinds wood laminate flooring granite countertops oversized balconies 24 hour concierge the bay fitness club with sun terrace steps to subway, shopping, fine dining & entertainment storage lockers included

terraces available on selective floors laminate hardwood flooring 5 appliances available granite countertops individual controlled heating & air conditioning ensuite laundry billiards, fitness, theatre, roof top lounge & bbq

416-800-9946

pet friendly keyless entry system

www.thebayclub.ca

24 hour concierge

twitter.com/The_Bay_Club

647.977.9569

facebook.com/TheBayClubResidences

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NORTH TORONTO YORK TH’S

DOVER SQUARE BACHELORS, 1 & 2 BEDROOMS STARTING FROM $977 EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION • Lovely panoramic views of lake and city • Walk to Ossington & Dufferin subway stations • Walk to Wal-Mart & Dufferin Mall • Minutes to U of T and schools • Beautifully landscaped centre courtyard • Ample visitor parking EXCEPTIONAL SUITES • Energy Efficient Appliances • Completely renovated suites • Spacious with most suites having balconies

ASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS

Excellence • Expertise • Experience

Excellence • Expertise • Experience

416.534.1139

730 Dovercourt Bloor & Dovercourt

08034

rentalsdoversquare@sterlingkaramar.com

www.sterlingkaramar.com

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A N E W A D D R E S S O F DISTINCTION 2837 YONGE ST.

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647.317.9235

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416.977.8400

Weekdays: 9 am – 7 pm Weekends: 11am – 5 pm


LOCATION

EMAIL

MAIN INTERSECTION

Bach Jr1 1

FROM

PHONE

200 Balliol St.

200balliolleasing@greenwin.ca

Yonge/Davisville

• • •

2

3

$995

416-488-2302

45 Dunfield Ave.

45dunfield@greenwin.ca

Yonge/Eglinton

• • •

$1040

416-488-1610

88 Erskine Ave.

88erskine@greenwin.ca

Yonge/Eglinton

• • •

$1000

416-481-5280

169 St. George St.

169stgeorge@greenwin.ca

Spadina/Bloor

• •

$1000

416-925-7397

640 Roselawn Ave.

640roselawn@greenwin.ca

Bathurst/Eglinton

• • •

$900

416-787-0774

300/330 Winnett Ave.

winnett@greenwin.ca

Oakwood/Vaughan

• •

$825

416-656-1723

666 Ontario St.

666ontario@greenwin.ca

Sherbourne/Bloor

• • •

$850

416-962-0551

60 Gloucester St.

60gloucester@greenwin.ca

Yonge/Bloor

• •

$1000

416-924-0540

95 Jameson Ave.

95jameson@greenwin.ca

Jameson/Lakeshore

• •

$890

416-531-4511

15/25 Canyon Ave.

canyon@greenwin.ca

Bathurst/Sheppard

• • •

$1050

416-631-9377

25/80 Cosburn Ave.

80cosburn@greenwin.ca

Pape/Cosburn

• • •

$1150

416-467-1880

1639 Bloor St.

1639bloor@greenwin.ca

Bloor/Keele

• •

$1175

416-533-8898

25 San Romanoway

25sanromanoway@greenwin.ca

Jane/Finch

$1200

416-736-0080

1130 Wilson Ave.

1130wilson@greenwin.ca

Keele/Wilson

• • •

$750

416-630-5607

2788 Keele St.

2788keele@greenwin.ca

Keele/Wilson

$795

416-636-2171

160/170/180/200 Chalkfarm Dr. renttheoaks@greenwin.ca

Jane/Wilson

• • •

$700

416-241-2445

101-113 Valleywoods Rd.

donvalleywood@greenwin.ca

York Mills/Valleywoods

$1375

416-385-0559

1213-1229 York Mills Rd.

donvalleywood@greenwin.ca

York Mills/Valleywoods

$1375

416-385-0559

65 Windermere Ave.

windermere@greenwin.ca

S.Kingsway/Queensway

• •

$900

416-766-0817

75 Windermere Ave.

windermere@greenwin.ca

S.Kingsway/Queensway

• •

$900

416-766-0817

550 Scarborough Golf Club Rd. 550scarboroughgolf@greenwin.ca

Scarb. G.C./Lawrence

• •

$750

416-431-1622

51 Trailridge Cres.

51trailridgetowers@greenwin.ca

Neilson/Ellesmere

• • •

$795

416-282-5607

672 Kennedy Rd.

672kennedy@greenwin.ca

Kennedy/Eglinton

• •

$895

416-266-1221

10 Ionview Rd.

10ionview@greenwin.ca

Kennedy/Eglinton

• • •

$775

416-759-5741

2223 Eglinton Ave.

2223eglinton@greenwin.ca

Birchmount/Eglinton

• •

$895

416-755-9518

2225 Eglinton Ave.

2225eglinton@greenwin.ca

Birchmount/Eglinton

• •

$895

416-755-9518

30 Carabob Crt.

30carabob@greenwin.ca

Birchmount/Sheppard

• • •

$980

416-291-9221

1140 Kingston Rd.

1140kingston@greenwin.ca

Victoria Park/Kingston

700 Kingston Rd.

700kingston@greenwin.ca

Main/Kingston

2255 Victoria Park Rd.

2255victoriapark@greenwin.ca

Victoria Park/York Mills

9,19 & 23 Craigton Dr.

19craigton@greenwin.ca

Victoria Park/Eglinton

35 Front St.

35front@greenwin.ca

Mississauga/Lakeshore

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$925

416-698-5278

$850

416-691-3514

• •

$825

416-447-9537

• •

$925

416-757-8325

• • •

$1115

905-278-0392 08162

MISSISSAUGA

SCARBOROUGH

ETOBICOKE

NORTH YORK

TORONTO

Happy Buildings Make Happy Renters.

greenwin.ca

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NORTH EAST YORK YORK TH’S

OVERLOOKING CITY & PARKLAND

Leaside Towers

Don Mills & D.V.P. • 85 Thorncliffe Park Dr.

FREE

ENJOY

¡ Membership to private club

¡ 24 hour/7 days fitness centre

¡ Use of business office

¡ Indoor swimming pool, sun deck,

¡ Door-to-door mail delivery ¡ Central A/C ¡ Vertical blinds ¡ 24 hr/ 7 days security, camera surveillance

¡ Utilities

saunas & jacuzzi

TALK TO US REGARDING OUR MOVE-IN INCENTIVE

1 bedrooms from $1100 2 bdrms from $1525

¡ Party room|BBQ’S ¡ Coin-operated car wash ¡ On-site drycleaners & convenience store ¡ Spectacular panoramic city & parkland views ¡ Bike trails

3 bdrms from $1910 Penthouse Suites from $2720

¡ 10 minutes to downtown

Call 416.240.6197

To Find Out More View Our Website at

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08081

For your out of town guests, one & two bedroom furnished suites with full amenities! (from $100 a night for guests of residents only.)

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NORTH EAST YORK YORK TH’S

DANFORTH & DAWES

390 Dawes Road BUILDING FEATURES:

COMMUNITY FEATURES:

• Newly renovated suites

• Taylor Creek

• Utilities included

• Dentonia Golf Course

• Secured entry

• Shopping, Grocery / Supermarket

• 24 hr. emergency maintenance

• Restaurants

• Surveillance cameras

• Public Park

• Indoor parking available • Recycling program available • Laundry facilities on site

One Bedrooms

Two Bedrooms

Three Bedrooms

From

From

From

849

$

1045

$

$

1225

CALL TODAY!

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a great apartment is just a click away!

08029

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NORTH YORK G.T.ATH’S

www.hrpm.ca Mississauga

Hwy 10/Queensway 2247 Hurontario St. 905.270.1041 Minutes to Square One Shopping Centre, YMCA, Public Library and movie theatres • On-site tuck-shop and children’s playground •

E-tenant machine in lobby for debit rental payments

www.hrpm.ca/queenswaymanor

ONE & TWO

BDRM SUITES $

FROM

850

1 YEAR FREE PARKING*

Live the life H & R Property Management Ltd. *Some conditions apply, select units only.

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www.hrpm.ca Etobicoke Islington/Dixon Hwy 10/Queensway 40 Dixington Cres. 416.240.5841 • • • •

GREAT LOCATION! TWO

BDRM SUITES

Lovely building on a quiet cul-de-sac On-site playground Surrounded by parks and schools Close to TTC

$

www.hrpm.ca/40dixington

FROM

939

Scarborough Eglinton/Danforth 1284 Danforth Rd. 416.267.0846 • • • •

Well maintained On-site laundry Convenient location, steps to TTC, shopping, parks & schools E-tenant machine in lobby for debit rental payments

www.hrpm.ca/1284danforth

THREE

BDRM SUITES $

FROM

1055

1 YEAR FREE PARKING*

North York Bathurst/Finch 623/625 Finch Ave. W 416.243.6645 • • •

On-site daycare, convenience store TTC at door Schools, library and shopping within walking distance

www.hrpm.ca/623finch www.hrpm.ca/625finch

GREAT LOCATION! TWO

BDRM SUITES STARTING FROM

1181 1165

$$

08013

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RESIDE IN QUALITY Q Residential sets the standard for quality apartment living, with unconditional attention to detail, prompt services and response, giving clients the confidence that they undoubtedly reside in quality.

TORONTO ASTORIA PLACE

REXDALE COURT

MARTELLA PLACE

DEHAVILAND COURT

PARKSIDE PLACE

2240 Weston Rd.

70 Rexdale Boulevard

1915 Martin Grove Rd.

3390 Keele Street

55 Triller Avenue

Weston & Lawrence

Kipling & Rexdale

Martin Grove & Albion Rd.

Keele & Sheppard

Roncesvalles & Queen

416.249.6495

416.748.9267

416.743.3761

416.635.7061

416.534.1657

MISSISSAUGA CREDIT VALLY PLACE

1980 Fowler Drive Erin Mills Parkway & Dundas St.

1301 Dundas Street West Dundas St. W. & Mississauga Rd.

905.823.3731

905.276.6379

For rental inquiries please email us at rent@qresidential.ca

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08396

SHERIDAN MANOR/FOWLER PLACE


Welcome

to the neighbourhood

medallioncorp.com


1 Dean Park Rd. 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites from $945 Townhomes from $1300 • Bright spacious suites • Modern appliances • Hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout • Close to parks • TTC at your door

HWY 401 & MEADOWVALE

416.248.3600

SHERBOURNE & BLOOR 545 & 555 Sherbourne St.

565 Sherbourne St.

Bachelors,1 & 2 bdrm suites from $850

Bachelors,1 & 2 bdrm suites from $900

• On-site management office • Panoramic city views on South facing suites • TTC at your door

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416.628.7195

416.900.0817

New gym, elevators & lobby Newly renovated common areas Floor to ceiling windows Large spacious balconies

Heat, hydro & 1 storage locker • Secured indoor bike storage • On-site Shopper’s Drugmart INCLUDED:& No Frills • On-site laundry, dry cleaners & variety store

3400 Weston Rd. 1 & 2 bdrm suites from $940 Including hydro • • • •

Family sized units On-site daycare Easy access to 401 &400 TTC at your door

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BAYVIEW & SHEPPARD 26, 32 & 38 Carluke Crescent Spacious 1,2 & 3 bdrm suites from $829 • Steps to Sheppard Subway • Easy access to 401 • Steps to Bayview Mall • Hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout • In-suite storage • On-site management office • Indoor & outdoor parking • TTC at your door

416.628.9820

61-67 & 75 Havenbrook Blvd. Bachelors,1,2 & 3 bdrm suites from $829 Townhomes from $1350 • Easy access to Hwys 404, 401, 407 & DVP • Walk to excellent neighbourhood schools • Short walk to Sheppard subway • Close to Fairview Mall • Hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout • Indoor & outdoor parking

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From $795

Derry Road & Goreway - 7555 GOREWAY

From $695

Dixie & Clark - 9 & 11 Lisa St.

From $795

Dixie & Queen - 10 Kensington

From $795

Hwy. 10 & Steeles - 210 & 220 Steeles Ave. W.

From $1100

laWrence & Kennedy - 51-67 Ardglen

From $1095

West - D5

21G

West - D5

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West - D4

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East York Glossy

EAst York DVP & Don Mills - 85 Thorncliffe Park Dr.

From $1010

Don Mills & Overlea - 71, 75, 79 Thorncliffe Park Dr.

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Pape & Danforth - 85 & 95 Gamble Ave.

From $1150

Central - D5 84G

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EtoBicokE 20, 30 FONTENAY

From $1095

Islington & Dixon - 40 Dixington Cres.

From $939

Kipling & Finch - 2737 & 2757 Kipling Ave.

From $1025

Lakeshore Blvd. W. & Park Lawn Rd. - 2313 & 2323 Lakeshore From $850

Martin Grove & Eglinton - 10 & 22 Willowridge

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Golden Elms

From $1145

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From $910

Kipling & Albion - 2667 & 2677 Kipling Ave.

From $1100

Parklawn & Queensway - 168 Berry Rd.

From $889

Parklawn & The Queensway - 134, 135, 138 Berry Rd.

From $959

Parklawn & The Queensway - 134, 136 Berry Rd.

From $889

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From $993

Cawthra & Dundas - 600 & 620 Lolita Gardens

From $999

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Central -

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Erin Mills Parkway & Dundas St - 1980 Fowler Ave

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West - E4

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Glen Erin & Aquitaine - 2770 Aquitaine

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Glen Erin & Battleford - 2869 Battleford Rd.

From $1241

West - E3

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Hurontario & BUrnhamthorpe - 1423 Mississauga Valley Blvd. From $1160

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From $825

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From $899

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From $730

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From $875

Bathurst & finch - 120 Torresdale Ave.

From $1225

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From $1299

Bathurst & finch - 4/12 Goldfinch Court & 601 finch

From $925

Bathurst & finch - 623 & 625 finch Ave. W

From $1050

Bathurst & Sheppard - 15/25 Canyon Ave.

From $1025

Bathurst & Sheppard - 4383 Bathurst St.

From $1108

Bathurst & Sheppard - 4415 Bathurst St.

From $1108

Bathurst & Sheppard - 569 Sheppard Ave. W.

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From $950

Don Mills & DVP - 701 Don Mills

From $825

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From $825

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Don Mills & Sheppard - 175 Shaughnessy

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From $900

Jane & Sheppard - 2000 Sheppard Ave. W.

From $949

Keele & Finch - 500 Murray Ross Parkway

From $950

Keele & Sheppard - 35-51 Brookwell Dr.

From $990

Seeley Estates

From $755

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Weston Rd. & Finch - 137 Lindy Lou Rd.

From $919

Weston Rd. & Finch - 2441 Finch Ave W.

From $919

Yonge & Sheppard - 151 Beecroft Rd.

From $1390

Yonge & Sheppard - 325 Bogert Ave.

From $849

Don Valley & York Mills - 44 Valleywoods Rd.

From $995

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From $949

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Bathurst & Steeles - 5950 Bathurst St.

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From $1195

Birchmount & Sheppard - 10, 40 & 50 carabob crt.

From $1025

Birchmount & Sheppard - 2350 Birchmount Rd.

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Danforth & Eglinton - 1284 Danforth Ave.

From $1165

Finch & Pharmacy - 100 Sprucewood crt.

From $1000

Finch & Pharmacy - 3050 Pharmacy

From $1110

Kennedy & Hwy. 401 - 1, 11, 30, 40 Antrim cres.

From $885

Meadowvale & Hwy. 401 - 45 Generation Blvd.

From $953

Midland & Lawrence - 5 Brockley Dr.

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Pharmacy & St. clair - 263, 273, 283 Pharmacy Ave.

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Sheppard & Victoria Park - 20 chichester Place

From $865

Steeles & Warden - 125 Bamburgh circle

From $999

3000 Victoria Park Avenue

From $59

Birchmount & Finch - 65-99 Silver Springs Park Blvd.

From $882

Birchmount & Sheppard - 20 carabob court

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From $1049

East - D2

73

From $915

East - F1

77

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From $879

From $849

111 ORIOLE PARKWAY- HOLLYBURN

From $1400

20 Prince Arthur

From $1300

2837 Yonge St.

From $1150

411 Eglinton Ave. W.

From $1375

445 Eglinton Ave. W.

From $1100

50 Portland Street

From $1250

3801 Lawrence Avenue E.

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Scarborough Golf Club Rd. & Lawrence - 3895 Lawrence From $850

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61G

Central -

61G

Central -

78G

Central - E4

69G

Central -

61G

587 Avenue

From $1400

Avenue & Lawrence W. - 515 Rosewell Ave.

From $1496

Bathurst & Eglinton - 630 Vesta Drive

From $1095

Bay & Bloor - 1101 Bay St.

From $1295

Central - E5 62/63G

Bay & Dundas - 570 Bay street

From $1196

Central -

82G

Bay & Wellesley - 925 Bay Street

From $1475

Central - E4

78G

Church & Isabella - 66 Isabella

From $1090

Central - E5

81G

Church & Shuter - 167 Church St.

Inquire

Central - E5

47G

Church & Wellesley - 85 Wellesley St. E

From $995

Central - E5

65G

Dovercourt & Bloor - 730 Dovercourt Rd.

From $977

Central - E4

79G

Dupont & Spadina - 330 Dupont St.

From $1150

Central -

65G

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Central - C4 62/63G

Central - D4 65G

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50 Rosehill Ave./ 130 Rosdale Valley Rd./440 Eglinton Ave. From $925

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From $899

Mount Pleasant & Eglinton - 1000 Mount Pleasant

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Pape & Cosburn - 91 Cosburn Ave.

From $975

Toronto Newsprint

Parliament & Wellesley - 260 Wellesley

From $680

Parliament & Wellesley - 650 Parliament

From $680

Queen & Dufferin - 55 Lisgar

From $1150

Scarlett & Eglinton - 55 Emmett

From $850

Spadina & Bloor - 66 Spadina Rd.

From $1250

Spadina & Bloor - 70 Spadina Rd.

From $1095

Yonge & Eglinton - 110, 140, 160, 165 Erskine Ave.

Inquire

Yonge & Eglinton - 88 Erskine Ave.

From $1000

Yonge & St. Clair - 125 Lawton Blvd.

From $1095

Bloor St. W. & Dundas S. W. - 2340 Dundas St. W.

From $859

Dufferin & King - 1251 King St. W.

From $999

Dunn & King - 22 Close Ave.

From $740

Kennedy & Sheppard - 3845 Sheppard Ave. E.

Inquire

Lansdowne & Dupont - 1011 Lansdowne Ave.

From $625

Sherbourne & Dundas - 280 Dundas St. E

From $695

Sherbourne & Wellesley - 260 Wellesley St. E.

From $699

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Central - D3 19G

Central - E4

71G

Central - E4

74G

Central -

68G

65G

Central - E4 66/67G

Central - C2 23G

Central -

65G

Central - E5

65G

Central - F4

85G

Central - D4 28G

Central - D5 77G

Central - C5 77G

Central - E5

From $765

Parliament & Wellesley - 240, 260 & 280 Wellesley St. E. From $760

Spadina & St. Clair - 263 & 265 Russell Hill Rd.

Central - D4 75G

Spadina & Queens Quay - 350, 370, 390 Queens Quay W. From $849

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Central - D5 72G

Central - D5 65G

Brampton

Marlee & Roselawn - 145 Marlee Ave.

West - E3

15

West - C4

33

West - F3

23

West - E3

25

West - E4

17

West - E5

21

West - E5

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From $985

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From $1050

East - D5

57G

West -

20G

West - D5

21G

West - D5

12G

Glossy

BrAmpton 11 KNIGHTSBRIDGE - CAPRIET

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Bramalea & Clark - 15 & 37 Eastbourne

From $795

Derry Road & Goreway - 7555 GOREWAY

From $695

Dixie & Clark - 9 & 11 Lisa St.

From $795

Dixie & Queen - 10 Kensington

From $795

Hwy. 10 & Steeles - 210 & 220 Steeles Ave. W.

From $1100

laWrence & Kennedy - 51-67 Ardglen

From $1095

West - D5

21G

West - D5

21G

West - D4

22G

West - C6

19G

Glossy

EAst York DVP & Don Mills - 85 Thorncliffe Park Dr.

From $1010

Don Mills & Overlea - 71, 75, 79 Thorncliffe Park Dr.

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Pape & Danforth - 85 & 95 Gamble Ave.

From $1150

Central - D5 84G

Central - D5

57

Central - E6

55

Glossy

EtoBicokE 20, 30 FONTENAY

From $1095

Islington & Dixon - 40 Dixington Cres.

From $939

Kipling & Finch - 2737 & 2757 Kipling Ave.

From $1025

Lakeshore Blvd. W. & Park Lawn Rd. - 2313 & 2323 Lakeshore From $850

Martin Grove & Eglinton - 10 & 22 Willowridge

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Central -

24G

Central - C2 86/87G

Central - A1 31G

Central - E2

25G

Central - D1 30G

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COMPLEX

Toronto Unfurnished

A CROSSWAYS OF CONVENIENCE

DUNDAS WEST SUBWAY AT YOUR DOOR STEP! BACHELORS FROM

1 BEDROOMS FROM

859 1039 $

• All utilities & air conditioning included

• On-site management & security guards

• Indoor swimming pool

• Minutes to Downtown Toronto

• Indoor shopping mall on-site

• Spectacular views

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9:00-6:00 9:00-5:00 11:00-5:00

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2340 Dundas St. W.

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Lansdowne & Dupont MON.-THURS. 8 AM - 8 PM FRI. 8

• Safe, secure building • Utilities included

1 BDRM

950

$

*

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1100

$

*

• Underground parking

• New kitchens, floors & tiles

• Well-maintained building

• Walking distance to TTC, Subway, Shopping, Schools etc...

• Surveillance cameras

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Outside tHe BOx art prOject to improve the look of Toronto’s street infrastructure

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he City of Toronto is introducing a program called Outside the Box that will beautify traffic signal boxes while exploring techniques to reduce the impact of graffiti vandalism. The program will consist of two parts: hand-painted art projects on traffic signal boxes and wrapping of traffic signal boxes with a graphic, printed, anti-graffiti coating or wrap.

There are more than 2,200 traffic signal boxes at signalized intersections across Toronto. The boxes, which contain the hardware used to control the operation of traffic signals and their timing, are often covered with posters and are a prime target for graffiti vandalism. “The Outside the Box project is a proactive, creative way the City can reduce the impact of graffiti vandalism while supporting local artists and contributing to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape,” said Councillor Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. “We look forward to beautifying these boxes and hope that traffic-signal boxes around the city can become an impressive public art collection.” Hand-painted art projects StreetARToronto (StART), a City initiative, issued a call for submissions for local artists to hand paint traffic signal boxes. A jury selected 11 artists to paint 20 boxes in various locations across Toronto. The successful proposals are innovative in design, foster community pride, counteract graffiti vandalism by using all of the box’s surface area, and contribute to a sense of identity for residents. Painting will take place between now and TheRentersGuide.ca October 25. Wrap projects In addition, two images have been selected to be printed onto the wraps. Gary Taxali, one of Canada’s leading graphic designers, has

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designed a specific print for the boxes, and a photographic image by the late Moira McElhinney will be used for the second wrap. Taxali is an award-winning, Toronto-based illustrator whose work has appeared in galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe. In addition to his gallery shows and illustration work, Taxali serves on the Stamp Advisory Committee for Canada Post. In 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint released a special edition of six Gary Taxali 25-cent coins. The late Moira McElhinney, a native Torontonian who studied photography at Ryerson University, had a finely-tuned sensibility for composition, form and colour. Her work reflected her fascination with the beauty of the everyday world. The Outside the Box initiative is part of the City’s Clean Toronto Together campaign to keep Toronto streets clean and free of litter, posters and graffiti vandalism. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government TheRentersGuide.ca and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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• On site daycare • On-site security (patrols) • Free access to Rec Centre

280 Wellesley St. (main floor) 416-929-8195

• Swimming pool • Underground parking • Close to Cabbage Town, Riverdale Park, Zoo & Allan Gardens • Close to schools, shopping & restaurants For photos & virtual tour visit gsrentals.ca or email: wellesley@rogers.com

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00864

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650 Parliament St. (main floor) 416-929-6278 77 Howard St. (main floor) 416-921-1557

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416-961-1353 280 Dundas Street East

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Central G.T.A. — Toronto Unfurnished Apartments

Address of Distinction

Balliol Towers

487.4461 155 Balliol Street • 416.

Yonge & Davisville

ation at affordable prices • Fantastic mid-town loc ts & shopping • Walk to trendy restauran • Walk to subway • Indoor swimming pool • Balconies 2 STOREY • Freshly painted suites 3 BEDROOM • Clean, well-maintained TOWNHOME

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Asparagus cappellacci is sensational with lemon butter sauce

Serve this easy and elegant dish at your dinner table and your family will be coming back for seconds: AspArAgus CAppellACCi prep Time: 10 minuTes Cook Time: 5 minuTes mAkes 3 servings ingredienTs: 1 pkg (250 g) PC Black Label Asparagus Cappellacci Pasta Ÿ cup (50 ml) unsalted butter 2 small Portobello mushrooms (or 1 large), sliced in 3/4 –inch (2 cm) thick pieces 2 tbsp (25 ml) fresh lemon juice

2TheRentersGuide.ca green onions, thinly sliced on diagonal Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

direCTions:

In medium saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta for about five minutes or until tender; drain. Meanwhile, in large nonstick frying pan, melt 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring for about 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to plate. Add remaining 2 tbsp (25 mL) butter to same pan, swirling to coat. Add lemon juice, green onions and reserved pasta. Using tongs, turn over gently to just coat with sauce. Top with mushrooms and divide among three plates; sprinkle TheRentersGuide.ca with salt, pepper and parmigiano reggiano shavings. NC

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2 impressive locations!

on Bloor at 7 Walmer Road

Bachelor, 1 & 2 Bedrooms •

Walk to University of Toronto

• Located beside Spadina subway station • Freshly decorated • On-site convenience store • Balconies & underground parking • Exercise room & sauna • Laundry facilities • Utilities included Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

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carborough Kennard Place Kennedy & Sheppard 3845 Sheppard Ave. E.

1, 2, 2 Plus Den & 3 Bedrooms • Walking distance to GO station • Opposite No Frills & shopping mall • Easy access to TTC • Freshly decorated • Laundry facilities • Underground parking • Utilities included Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

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owntown Toronto Walmer Place

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Bachelors from

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Asquith Ave.

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Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm

$1781 Sherbourne St.

Yonge St.

(416) 922-9155

2 Bedroom from

Park Rd.

88 Bloor St. E

• Located over the subway, no need to go outside! • Air conditioning • Freshly decorated with parquet flooring • On-site laundry • Direct access to shops & restaurants • Located between the Hudson’s Bay & the Marriott • Underground parking available

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RENOVATED y l e t e l p Com SUITES!

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finances

Mine, yours, and ours:

Managing your money as co-CFOs Whether you’re making a big purchase, planning a career change, saving for a child’s education or investing for your retirement, it’s important to recognize the impact that each of these goals has on your overall financial plan. A key ingredient for success is balance – it may be a good idea for one person to pay all the bills, but it’s important that both people are informed about where the money goes each month. Similarly, one CFO may take the lead on investments, but it’s important that the investment strategy reflect the long-term goals of each partner, and that each partner have an understanding of how they are investing to achieve their goal. It’s essential to find ways to

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anaging your finances has its challenges – just like managing a successful business. Managing money as a couple? No difference. Whether you’re married, engaged or living together, differences of opinion when it comes to the family finances are bound to arise. However, with some mutual planning, communication and support, couples can overcome almost any money obstacle that falls their way.

be equally engaged in all money decisions: decide together what is mine, yours and ours. “Once you have a plan, the everyday financial decisions are understood and endorsed by each partner. This can help remove stress around money management and help provide confidence about your current and long-term financial health,” Cimoroni says. One way to feel informed and in control is to consult an expert, something more and more couples are doing together. From gaining

“Picture your family finances as you would business finances, and like any business, it needs a plan to succeed,” says Sandy Cimoroni, President, TD Mutual Funds and head of TD’s Women Investor Strategy. She recommends a fresh approach is to tackle family finances together, as co-CFOs.

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financial education to investment knowledge, advisors help couples work together – and then take their financial plans to new levels of success. “At the end of the day, working together on finances can be a positive experience,” Cimoroni

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Central G.T.A. — North York Unfurnished Apartments

Jane & Wilson

195 Exbury Road UTILITIES INCLUDED

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00854

• Quiet, clean, well maintained building, close to TTC, schools, parks & shopping, outdoor pool, professional security patrols

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TOP 10 TIPS FOR

Moving with Dogs Advice for dog owners, when preparing for an upcoming move BY DAN HOPKINS

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Moving can be one of the most stressful events in life, so why should that be any different for your dog? Here are 10 tips on how to prepare your dog:

1

Under no circumstances should you place your dog in the back of a moving truck. Even safely tucked in a wellventilated pet travel carrier, the truck is almost always hot (even in winter) and of course, the doors are closed.

2

Your dog will most likely want to play with the movers and probably everyone else, so take him/her to a kennel, dog spa or have a friend or relative dogsit at their home, before the movers arrive. Those will be the best places for your furry friend; then you can devote your total attention to your moving activities.

3

If your dog must be with you during your move, keep your loved one outside or out of the movers’ way. Dogs crave the attention of strangers and can create obstacles which will impede the move.

4

Have dog treats on hand for move day to keep your dog quiet. It’s also good way to get your dog to listen and obey. And, it’s a great idea to have water and nutritious human treats for your movers as well.

5

Pack a separate box of your dog’s favourite toys. Once at your new home, your dog may be frightened of the new surroundings, so, having familiar playthings ready will reduce stress levels.

6

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will be excited on move day and will need plenty of water. Exercise is the best way to

get your dog ready, more relaxed and calm for when the movers arrive. Depending on your dog’s age and size, draining your dog’s energy level may not be easy, so plan frequent walks. I know that a 30-minute walk barely makes a dent in our dog’s energy level.

7

Make sure you let your pet out for “mess” breaks. Nothing will ruin your moving day experience more than a ‘surprise’ from your dog inside your new abode. Remember to clean up after your dog to avoid making a bad first impression on your neighbours.

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If your dog will be around during the move, let your movers know ahead of time. You’d be surprised how many men are afraid of dogs. Whether large or small animals, it doesn’t matter. Also, there are movers that are allergic to dogs.

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After the move you will be busy unpacking, so don’t ignore your dog. Take regular and long walks, if you can, to explore your new neighbourhood together or even short breaks from unpacking, to play. Time together will help your dog be better behaved during this change in everyone’s environment.

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Have fun – moving into new digs is a time to celebrate. Have the movers take a picture…you, your family and your dog in your new home. What a perfect reminder of the day you just shared.

Dan Hopkins is chief operating officer, Two Men and a Truck Canada. For more information visit the website at twomenandatruck.ca

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What to look for in an apartment By Jane Herman

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re you feeling a little overwhelmed by the challenge of trying to find an apartment? Even wading through all of the ads and listings in Renters Guide can be daunting, unless you understand how they are organized. But where do you start? The first criteria in your decision should be price: How much can you realistically afford to spend per month? Most financial planners recommend that your rent (not including extras such as parking, hydro, cable, etc.) should amount to less than 30 per cent of your monthly income. This may be hard to achieve, but thinking about how much you can spend on rent will also help you to set up a budget. Include all expenses you’ll be responsible for each month (food, utilities, telephone, transportation, laundry, parking, etc.) and other, annual or variable expenses, such as clothing, moving expenses, renter’s insurance, savings, recreation, entertainment, etc. The more you spend on rent, the less you’ll have available for other things. Next, determine what area you want to live in. How will you determine where to look? If you are new to the area, you may want to live near friends or relatives, within a certain commuting radius of work or school. If you have children, do you want to live in a particular school district? Are parks and play areas nearby? Is proximity to the transit or a major highway may be a priority Is the area convenient to shopping, library, recreation facilities, entertainment, restaurants, etc. What are the traffic patterns in the neighbourhood? How is the traffic at rush hour? How are the noise levels in the area at different times of the day, and would this be a factor in your decision? With these factors in mind, make a list of several different neighbourhoods in which you could look: Area 1: ________________________ Area 2: ________________________

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Area 3: ________________________ Type of accommodation: Many apartments are in highrises. A highrise building is one that is six or more storeys, has elevators, security, laundry TheRentersGuide.ca

facilities, and, frequently, sports and/or recreation facilities and other amenities, as well as efficient electrical, heating and plumbing systems. A walk-up or low-rise would be less than five storeys high, may have no elevator and few conveniences. However, the rent would generally be less at this type of apartment than at a highrise building in the same area. Other kinds of apartments you could rent include: A basement apartment is a basement in a house that has been converted to an apartment. It may have a separate entrance. The apartment may have its own bathroom, kitchen, laundry room and heating system, or it may share those amenities with the rest of the home. A low rise apartment building may also have basement apartments. A duplex, triplex or fourplex is a group of two, three or four apartments together in the same building. Apartment Features Search through the Renters Guide listings to find those that match your criteria. They are organized by area. You should also use Renters Guide companion website, hometrader.ca. It is an excellent source of apartment listings, also organized by area. You can also find potential apartments by walking around or driving through the area you have chosen, or through word of mouth. If a friend or relative is happy living in a particular building, chances are you will be too. When you go to look at apartments, inspect them thoroughly before you sign the lease or give a first month’s rental deposit. Some landlords have a condition checklist on which to record details upon move in and move out. Be sure to inspect walls, floors, bathroom and kitchen faucets and fixtures, appliances, windows, doors, etc. Make sure you note such things as the condition of the property and the building. Note the size and location of the closets. You may want to take along a tape TheRentersGuide.ca measure to see how your furniture might work in the space. If you go through the process carefully, chances are you’ll be more satisfied with your decision after you move in.

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Rental Agreements What You Should Know Before you Sign a Lease

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hen you rent a home or apartment in Canada, the landlord will usually ask you to sign a written rental agreement. This legal contract is also often called a “lease.”

Under the laws of each province and territory, tenants and landlords have certain rights and responsibilities whether they have a written agreement or not. Nevertheless, a written lease agreement can help spell out all the terms you and your landlord want to have covered and agreed to. You may also wish to seek legal advice before accepting the terms. To help you know what to expect, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following list of terms that can be found in most rental agreements: • The names of the landlord and tenant(s). • The address of the home or apartment you are renting. • The monthly rent you agreed to pay, with or without utilities, parking, cable television or other services. • The date when the rent is due (for example, on the first day of each month).

TheRentersGuide.ca • The amount and terms of any rent, security or damage deposits you agreed to pay.

• A list of which repairs or upkeep will be your responsibility. • The term of rental period (most rental agreements are usually for one year, but some may be month-to-month or week-to-week). • The conditions for ending or canceling your lease, including financial implications and the amount of advance notice you must give the landlord if you decide to move out (for example, 60 days notice). • The rules or restrictions for subletting the property. • The amount the landlord is allowed to increase the rent in the future. • Any other specific restrictions (such as whether or not you can smoke in the home and whether you can have boarders, pets or a waterbed, etc.). • Details on when and how the landlord can enter your home or apartment. • The procedure for making changes to the contract. • A method for resolving any disputes or disagreements (for example, disputes about late rent payments, damage to the property or eviction). • Contact information for both you and your landlord in case of an

emergency (usually including a phone number, fax and email). For more information or a free copy of CMHC’s Guide to Renting a Home, call CMHC at 1-800-6682642 or visit our website at www. cmhc.ca. For more than 60 years, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been Canada’s national housing agency and a source of objective, reliable housing expertise.

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Packing Tips and List Tips to make your move a little easier. Packing TiPs

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Gather boxes in all sizes from friends, neighbors, and stores.

Create a “portable packing kit” with marking pens, a tape measure, packing tape, twine, and scissors. Carry it with you as you pack up items around your home.

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Reinforce the bottom of boxes with extra tape for added strength.

Don’t move flammable, combustible, corrosive, or explosive items such as paint, gasoline, and ammunition.

Pack a bag of personal items you’ll need during the move (change of clothes, toiletries, medicine, maps, food, and drinks). Keep it in an easy-to-find place when you pack

Collect cushioning material such as bubble wrap, foam pellets, furniture pads, old blankets, plastic bags, tissue paper, newspapers, and small towels to use as padding inside boxes.

Label each box with the name of the room in your new home where it should be placed. List the contents of the box on the side of it. Number the boxes and keep a list of which boxes go in which room in your new home. Label boxes containing fragile items with large red lettering. Place china in plastic bags and stack plates upright on their sides, not flat. Pack your TV, stereo, and computer in their original boxes whenever possible. Keep boxes to 50 pounds or less. Pack heavy items into their own smaller boxes and place lighter items together into larger boxes. (Hint-Don’t pack all your books into one box!)

general moving TiPs

❏ Disconnect and bundle cords on television and stereo components. Label each cord with masking tape and a description of where to connect it.

❏ Plan and measure where you furniture will be placed in your new home. It’s helpful to draw a layout of your new home and sketch in the major furniture pieces.

❏ To save time on moving day, move your boxes from the basement, upstairs, or attic to the main floor prior to the move date. Consider carrying items from the back yard to the front yard or garage ahead of time.

❏ Keep your phone connected through moving day to stay in touch with friends, family and the moving company.

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Packing List Packing list by room continued LiViNG room

famiLy room

❏ Bookcases and contents

❏ Entertainment center and contents: stereo, TV,

❏ Entertainment center and contents: stereo, TV,

❏ Box numbers for living room: ____

CDs, videotapes, and so on ❏ Knick knacks and artwork ❏ Furniture: couch, chairs, and tables ❏ Lamps ❏ _____________________________ ❏ _____________________________ ❏ _____________________________ ❏ Box numbers for family room: ____

master bedroom

bedroom #1

❏ Closet

❏ Closet

❏ Dressers and contents

❏ Dressers and contents

❏ Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk

❏ Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk

❏ _____________________________

❏ _____________________________

❏ _____________________________

❏ _____________________________

❏ Box numbers for master bedroom: ____

❏ Box numbers for bedroom 1: ____

bedroom #2

bedroom #3

❏ Closet

❏ Closet

❏ Dressers and contents

❏ Dressers and contents

❏ Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk

❏ Furniture: bed, dressers, night stands, and desk

❏ _____________________________

❏ _____________________________

❏ _____________________________

❏ _____________________________

❏ Box numbers for bedroom 2: ____

❏ Box numbers for bedroom 3: ____

study/office

bathroom(s)

❏ Computer equipment: CPU, monitor, and printer

❏ Cupboards and contents

❏ Desk and contents

❏ Linens and towels

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❏ Knick knacks and wall hangings

❏ File cabinets and contents

❏ File cabinets and contents

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❏ _____________________________ TheRentersGuide.ca

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❏ Box numbers for bathroom(s): ____

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Rental Unit Evaluation Worksheet Make copies of this sheet and bring them with you when apartment hunting! Address of rental:

Available as of:

Name and telephone # of landlord/agent:

Basic monthly rent: $

Additional Costs

Estimate monthly costs for utilities (not included) and these other costs....

Heat (gas/oil/electric?)

$

Hydro

$

Internet

$

Water heater/heater rental

$

Water

$

Garbage collection

$

Telephone

$

Cable/Satellite TV

$

Parking

$

General details

Good repair?

Any odours?

Lease (yes/no)

Clean?

Needs painting?

Security deposit (yes/no)

Pest-free?

Noise levels?

Your living space checklist Furnished/unfurnished

Air conditioning

Laundry facility

Hardwood floors/carpeting

Fireplace

Cable-ready

Parking, # spaces

Security system

Multiple phone jacks

Separate dining room

Multiple floors

Other:

Yard/balcony/loft

Microwave

Amount of natural light

Dishwasher

Note restrictions on:

What works? What needs repair?

Appliances allowed?

Taps

Stove

Pets/type of pets allowed?

Toilet

Lights

Parking?

Water pressure

Electrical outlets

Smoking?

Fridge

Other appliances

Secure main entrance

Good window locks

Smoke alarm

Solid front door

Safe parking

Fire extinguishers

One-inch deadbolts

Good lighting in walk areas

Sprinkler system

Peephole

Well-lit walk from transit

Carbon monoxide detector

Security personnel, gated/video entrance

Do tall trees or bushes impede safety?

Clear view of the entrances and exits

Coded visitor telephone

Neighbours nearby

Safety

Building Newer/older

Handicapped accessibility

Garbage disposal facility

Quiet area

Recreational facilities

Business services

Elevator(s)

Pool/Sauna/Gym

Doorman

Play area for children

Tenant gardens

Guest suites available

Adequate visitor parking

Party room available

Other?

Your overall impression of the location:

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Central G.T.A. — East York Unfurnished Apartments 00797

Unbelievable Prices in East York!!! Pape & Danforth

85 & 95 Gamble Ave. • Heat & hot water included

• Close to shopping, schools & TTC • On-site staff

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• Spacious suites

*Plus hydro

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How to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in our children

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ntrepreneurship is one of Canada’s greatest strengths. Parents can help accelerate the growth of young people by providing them with the experience and expertise needed to become successful entrepreneurs – and business leaders can help with specialized and focussed attention. For example, through Junior Achievement activities, such as Company Program, students are developing the core business skills necessary to become successful and creative leaders of tomorrow. The organization’s programs enable a better understanding of the role small business plays in Canada, and of the positive impact entrepreneurship has on communities.

“Junior Achievement provided me with the tools and skills needed to focus on who I want to be,” said Mansoor Hassan, a previous Junior Achievement student. “The Company Program allows you gain self-confidence, learn leadership skills and make mistakes. This is a foundation of skills that I will take with me no matter what career or industry, I am in.” Young entrepreneurs must have a high level of passion, commitment, curiosity and self-confidence. They must embrace innovative and creative thinking, and thrive in a dynamic and ever-changing world. In addition, in order to be successful, they need a foundation of knowledge about money management, the role of business in our society and the important role technology plays. The entrepreneurial spirit must be supported to fully bring it to life. TheRentersGuide.ca Junior Achievement helps to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit. A recent independent Boston Consulting Group study completed to assess the impact of Junior Achievement’s mission showed that 70 per cent of achievers indicate that participation in a Junior Achievement of Canada program had a significant impact on their desire to be an TheRentersGuide.ca entrepreneur. It also showed that Junior Achievers are 50 per cent

more likely to open their own business which leads to innovation, new jobs, and wealth creation. In fact, alumni launch 6,500 companies a year, at a rate 50 per cent higher than the Canadian average. With their parent’s direction, support and optimism, youth can experience the power of entrepreneurship. Does your child have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Check yes to all of the following characteristics that your child has. (

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Central G.T.A. — East York Unfurnished Apartments

EAST YORK

Parkway Place

HUGEADS • Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites with hardwood floors • Utilities included (except hydro) • Spacious balconies • Laundry facilities • On-site professional staff • Underground & visitor parking • On-site grocery store

• Easy access to DVP & 401 • Walk to schools, parks & shopping • Walking distance to mosque • TTC at door step • 3 buildings to choose from

Rental Office: 75 Thorncliffe Park Drive.

416-645-0320

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hen looking for rental accommodations, particularly in an area that’s unfamiliar to you, it’s wise to use every resource available to find an apartment that is within your budget and fulfills your lifestyle needs.

Nowadays, a growing number of rentalhousing consumers are using the Internet, as their information search source for locating an apartment. If you're moving to a new city or town, most provinces and local municipalities have general information websites with links that provide a direct click to available rental information sites in the area, Once you arrive at the selected sites, you can generally click on the type of apartment and location you’re looking for, and do some preliminary ‘shopping’ online. The benefit to online listings is that they are generally kept current. Well-respected media such as Renters Guide and RentersGuide.ca can also be a big help. These sources are widely used by apartment-shoppers. Word-ofmouth continues to be a great method to find a good apartment at a reasonable rate. Ask family members, colleagues and friends if they know of good rentals available in the area where you want to live. If you’ve located an apartment and wonder what it’s like to live there, ask tenants who enter or leave the building for their opinions. Other important considerations for any savvy apartment seeker are the quality of the home you plan to select and the quality of service you will receive once you have selected TheRentersGuide.ca your chosen area. Now, there is an effective tool to help you find the perfect apartment and enjoy increased peace of mind in your decision – the Certified Rental Building TheRentersGuide.ca Program (CRBP). The first of its kind in

see whether the buildings that you are considering have that on hand. You can also visit the website www.crbprogram. org, where you can search for an apartment in a certified building by geographic location, name or the management company. If you have located a building in one of the other ways mentioned above, you would be wise to check the CRB Program website to check and see whether the building has passed the certification process. Either way, this new “quality assurance” standard can help you make your final decision with confidence. To be certified, apartment owners/applicants must agree to maintain a certain standard in areas such as Human Rights Code, tenant servicing, fire and building code compliance, staff training policies, proper safety procedures, information and privacy law compliance, financial management, insurance, and employee relations. The program is audited by the well-respected third-party auditors J.D. Power & Associates. There is also a mandatory training and education component that all property management staff must complete.

North America, the program from the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) promotes best practices when it comes to operating apartment buildings in Ontario. A CRBP building is well run and well managed. It is in good repair and the management ensures that the required safety standards are met. Property owners and managers in this program follow FRPO’s established Standards of Practice, which help to establish and maintain a high quality of life for renters. You can use the CRBP in three different ways. Certified buildings all display the program’s seal of approval, so you can

Ted Whitehead is Director of Certification, Certified Rental Building Program, TheRentersGuide.ca Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO).

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BATHURST & FINCH-Nice,Clean, -Quiet bachelor bsmt apt. furnished/Unfurnished Sep entry parking avail. Close to TTC. & all amens $685/mo utils included Avail Immed Call (647)427-4061

Richmond St & -Simcoe St Fully furnished apt located in toronto 1 bdrm, 1bath,Balcony, Living room, Kitchen, Laundry, 5 appls, utensils extra. $650/mo Close to all amenities & TTC Short or Long term Lease Perfect for students or employees email r_campbell86@yahoo.ca

steps from TTC, shopping Hardwood floors Laundry Room Garage parking ($40/mth) Storage locker 4-piece bath

call 416-781-7217 or 416-444-6636 www.crestview.ca Central Unfurnished Apartments

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HEWPAL 5 STAR -MOVERS!!-Moving & storage. Any size storage for 1st mo only $1. 24hr notice ok. Rates are final. Free estimates. No Hidden fees. 10% off for immed moves. Add’l 5% off if booked between 3rd-15th of the month. Licensed and bonded. (647)268-0153

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Finch & Sentinel -Large 2 bdrm Penthouse with private roof top patio hrdwood floors throughout $1325/mo prkg & all utils included Avail July 15 th or August 1st TTC at your door step walking distance to york University Call. (416)471-3444 e-mail mbmanagement@rogers.com

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KEELE/EGLINTON Summer Special, -Newly deco, 1 bdrm from $829 & 2 bdrms from $929/mo+ Hydro Security, intercom. Quiet, secure bldgs. Brand New bathrooms and Kitchens. Hdwd flrs, lndry. Certain conditions apply. Call Susan (416)9109950, (416)658-9874 KPM Management

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C A LEDO N I A / E G L I N T O N - L o w rise bldg -1 bdrm $845/monthly & 2 bdrm $1095/mo inclusive.Avail Immed Laundry on-site, parking.Avail Close to Transit & Shops. Call: (416)453-3066

K e e l e / S h e p p ar d : 3 bedroom,main floor. -Avail Sept 1st ñ 1150/mth plus utilities.Hardwood floors,appliances, parking, garage, laundry, backyard, freshly painted. Close to subway, shopping, schools. No smoking/pets Call (905)669-2669

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SRM & SONS -MOVING & STORAGE- CHECK OUT OUR AD IN THE BACK OF THE MAGAZINE OR CALL TODAY (416)747-7082

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Bathurst/Lawrence, 1200 Sqft -2 Bedroom Basement Apartment. Seperate Private Ent. new Laminate floor,9 foot ceiling, Fire place, Ensuite Laundry,Above grade windows.Central Air and Vacume, Cable,internet, Parking.No pets/smoking.Avail Spet 1st.$1225/monthly all inclusive.(416)219-7551

TOP MOVERS HOME -* APARTMENT * OFFICE * LOCAL/LONG DISTANCE MOVING. LOWEST RATE AND FREE ESTIMATES. 24 Hrs, 7 DAYS A WEEK. (416)219-5283

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EGLINTON EAST OF -D.V.PReno.1 bdrm $850 Laundry on-site. Near shops & transit. Avail Now. Call Irene (416)751-7210, www.linwood.ca

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Keele-Wilson 1 bdrm -apartments, available in clean, quiet, well maintained, low rise buildings w/ elevator. New floors,parking & appliances Close to shopping & TTC. From $820/mo Call (416)633-7514

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Bathurst-Wilson - 1 -& 2 bdrm apts. All amenities available in building. Beautiful,clean & spacious.Stop at door. Call for appointment: (647)296-2678,416-275-3455 .

Rogers & Caledonia -Bachelor,1 bdrm walk out bsmt apt, Seprate Entrence, kitchen & bath, no pets/smoking, $575/mo avail Immed Call (416)526-5449

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Albion / Kipling -- 1 Bdrm bsmt apt in one family home. Parking & shared laundry. Quiet & clean. Close to TTC & Albion mall. No Smoking / Pets. First/Last req’d. $650/month includes utils.Avail Sept 1st. Call (416)748-8246 Untitled 3

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YONGE & FINCH -Located On 9th Floor 2 bdrm 2 bath $1750/ mo utils included 1prkg, 1 Locker Close to all amenties,Schools, TTC/Finch Subway Avail Immed (416)733-1546, (416)220-9931

Markham & Steeles: -3 bdrms detached home. Large closets, Garage, A/C,wooden floors,Walk out to deck. Close to park, schools, shopping & TTC. No smoking/pets. $1350/m +utils.Avail Oct 1st. Call 905-2090737, 647-8384391

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Central,Carlton & Sherbourne-Convenient -downtown location,eat-in kitchen,foyer,walk-in closet,renovated, Bachelor $725 hydro and Cable Extra, 1 bedroom $850,hydro and Cable extra. Call Juliya at (416)928-9055

YONGE & SHEPPARD -Newly Painted Brand New Floors Located on 6th floor 2 bdrm 2 bath $1750/ mo 1prkg Close to all amenties,North York Centre Schools, TTC Avail Immed (416)733-1546, (416)220-9931

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EGLINTON-KEELE Beautiful -1 bdrm apt. + 2 bdrm apt utils incld. Free parking. Close to shopping & transit. Ready to move in immed. For more details call: (416)554-0508

RATHBURN-HWY 427 - -1,2 & 3 apts. Parking, laundry, close to schools, shops & transit. From $975/mo and up! Inclusive. Call (416)626-1692

Jane & Sheppard -Apt for rent & rooms of rent. Seprate entrance,shared kitchen & bath,near York University. Close to all amenities,Walking distance to Jane Street & TTC Transit. Aval Immediately 647-740-3228,416-748-9733.

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KEELE & WILSON -Newly Renovated 2 bdrm Triplex Fridge & Stove 1 Parking Brand new Floors & kitchen Close to all amenities,schoolsAvail immediately.First & last required.416-999-1417.(416)633-5187

Moses moving and -delivery Local and long distance all over Canada.Fully insured and no hidden fees. All size trucks and experienced movers. hourly or flat rate.Only customer satisfaction matters.Call or text 647 273 9594

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King/John:1 bdrm condo -on the 24th floor,laundry,central A/C,locker,balcony,includes 3 years free movie membership.Cinema Tower building.Close to all ammenties. (416)616-7516

Keele-Wilson 1 Bdrm -bsmt apt. Looks like new Sep entry. Shared Fridge.stove 1 Parking. Close to TTC & Subway Avail Aug 1st $715/mo + hydro. Ask for Fred (416)636-1403

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KING QUEEN-JAMESON-Convenient public -transit,expressway & shopping,renovated,eat-in kitchen 1 bdrm $750 & 2 bdrm $925 hydro, Cable & garage extra Call Tatyana at 416-516-2494,697-764-4265. Untitled 22

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WARDEN & STEELES -1 bdrm bsmt apt $850/mo Includes laundry, Cable & Utilities 1 car Parking No pets/smoke Close to all amenties,401 &404 Sep Entry Avail Immed Refrences Required call (647)928-5770

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KEELE & EGLINTON -- Clean 1 & 2 bdrm apts in low rise bldg. Freshly painted, refinished floors. Avail immed. Utils incld. Laundry on-site. call (905)832-8310, (416)895-4512

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M A R LEE - R O S EL AW N - B ach e lor $750/mo 1 -bedroom From $875 2 Bdrm $1049 w/ balcony. Prkg & Hydro extra. 5 mins walk to subway. Call JANA (416)780-9795, www.linwood.ca

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ROYAL YORK & -DIXON 1bdrm bsmt apt Full bath, $850/mo laundry, parking & utils included Sep entry Living room & Kitchen Avail end of sept.(416)839-3702

Bathurst & Finch. -1 bdrm Appt on the Main floor. All inclusive. Sep entry. No dogs. Close to TTC and all ammeities.Includ laund.Avail Immed. $900/mth.416-885-9734

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Bathurst/College Area:1 bdrm -Appt on the second level of a home,private entrance.$1400/monthly Utils incld.No smoking/ pets.A/C,Appliances.Close to little italy,TTC. Call evenings (416)494-3090,days (416)4842600 ext 2119,416-558-8463,jnunes@bell. Untitled 6 n e t . PARKLAWN/QUEENSWAY- Convenient to -public transit, expressway, parks, schools, shopping, renovated 1 bdrm $750, and 2 bdrm $925, hydro, cable and parking extra. Call Kelly (416)232-0811 Untitled 14

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ou’re faced with the decision to relocate: whether you’re downsizing or changing locations completely, the questions are on the back of your mind. Is renting worth it for my family? Am I going to lose money if I rent? There is no right or wrong answer, it just depends on your family, lifestyle needs and budget. Here are some common questions I’m asked about renting with kids. Renters Guide: What are people with kids looking for in a rental? Jodie Gilmore: People with kids are looking for exactly the same thing buying parents look for: good schools, safe neighbourhoods, friendly communities, parks, easy access to amenities such as groceries and extra-curriculars, swimming and skating lessons, guides and scouts … the list goes on. Renters are looking for the things that make family life fun and convenient. RG: What are some advantages for parents to rent instead of own? JG: Renting is usually less expensive than owning, so parents can spend more on other things (like Disneyland!), or save up for other major purchases (like a puppy!). Renting definitely makes you more mobile, so for parents who anticipate needing to move again in less than three years, it’s certainly a good option. RG: How can parents maximize their savings when they are renting? JG: When couples are hoping to buy in the future, I always help them figure out what their monthly costs would be if they were homeowners. We make sure their rental costs less than 75 per cent of their imaginary house costs, and they bank the extra 25 per cent to put toward a down payment. Any renter saving up for any expensive goal could take this approach! Just play with TheRentersGuide.ca the percentages until you’ve saved up what you need by the time you wish to accomplish your goal. RG: What amenities and features do apartment complexes have that appeal to parents?

TheRentersGuide.ca JG: Kids are usually thrilled to hear that their new

abode boasts a swimming pool. Parents, on the other hand, focus more on the convenience and community aspects of highrise living. If they don’t have to shovel snow and cut grass, they have more time to spend with their kids (at the pool). I have clients who share a nanny with another family in their building, a savings for them and friends for their kids. In most buildings there is at least one stay-athome mom who’s open to doing day care. Ask other moms when you’re previewing apartments. RG: What types of buildings are not that suitable for parents? JG: Some buildings are not designated retirement residences, but the core population is seniors. Parents of little noisemakers might find themselves less-than welcome in this living situation. Parents should consider the demographic of a building before joining the community. RG: How can parents get along with their neighbours who may not like kids? JG: You can’t really force people to like your kids. Best to just try to keep the noise level down and stay out of your cranky neighbour’s way. Every street has that lady whose yard is a tennis ball graveyard. Your kids will learn from trying to respect their neighbour’s right to privacy, peace and quiet.

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together you have to share a space, and your space ultimately reflects your style. you have to take what you both have already and determine what to keep, what will work and what won’t. Whether it be her childhood teddy bear, or that ugly thing he calls a “sofa,” the issue that arises is how to blend her past along with his, and still have an extremely welldecorated and tasteful place to go home to.

do we HaVe To keep THaT? wHaT iS THaT? wHaT do we need To buY? THeSe are juST Some of THe queSTionS THaT wiLL come up aLonG THe waY Do we have to keep that? What is that? What do we need to buy? These are just some of the questions that will come up along the way. you both need to be on board, and working toward a design goal that will make both of you happy at the end of the day. hopefully you share at least some of the same taste! opposites attract, so pairing your pieces together can work. mix heavier and lighter pieces together, and mix opaque with transparent. When you start mixing and matching your styles you will be surprised at how harmonious it can look. Just make sure that you listen to each other – you need to understand each other’s needs and wants. it’s a good idea to spend a weekend and analyze what you both have to determine where you stand in terms furnishings for your home. Will you be having children down the road? children will determine a lot of things, such as what you really need to invest in. Do you really need that 52-inch plasma television, or should you spend on something else? make a wish list that is prioritized, TheRentersGuide.ca starting with what you really need and where your money needs to go first. Find common ground and choose on an overall design style and concept.

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Yanic Simard Yanic is the principal designer of TidG, specializing in residential and commercial projects. Yanic has created designs for clients in Toronto, montreal and miami, and appears as a regular guest expert on citytv’s cityLine. Visit TheRentersGuide.ca tidg.ca for more information.


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BURNHAMTHORPE-ERIN MILLS PKWY- -Clean, quiet,2 Bdrm From $950/mo Close to all amenities, Mississauga Transit, South Common Mall. Avail In October Call (905)820-9255

Eglinton & Mavis -Square One 4 bdrm+den+ Family RM Maple kitchen Granite Counter top, w/o Patio 3 baths, 5 appls, lndry, CAC,Furnace. Close to all amenities, Hwy 403 & 407 Rent Negotiable Mandatory Real Estate ltd Brokerage, (416)244-1111, (416)949-9996

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VODDEN & RUTHERFORD -3 bdrm house for rent 2 bath, 2 Kitchen 2300 Square Foot Sep Entry for bsmt $1700/mo + utils Close to amenities, Schools Brampton Transit Bus Stop First & Last required Avail August 1st call (905)794-0771, (416)888-5726

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s clutter getting you down? Due to space limitations, apartments present both unique challenges to store and manage everything we and our TheRentersGuide.ca families really need and the opportunity to live simply and avoid excessive clutter. TheRentersGuide.ca

After managing a household for over 25 years I have developed some effective strategies for staying on top of certain kinds of “clutter.” Like a garden, a home or apartment must be “weeded” regularly in order to let the beauty of the flowers be seen. This means taking out the recycling, dealing with mail, newspapers, magazines and catalogs daily, keeping up with filing of correspondence, bills, receipts, appliance warranties, restaurant takeout menus , theatre and other cultural brochures. I go through my refrigerator weekly, keeping those containers of leftovers and the fruit and vegetable bins under control, wiping out the shelves as I go.

When I put something away I check to see that the drawer or cupboard is wiped and clean. I have a designated shelf for wrapping paper and gift bags that I re-use, as well as a special place in my closet where anyone in our family can leave clothes or any other articles they no longer need or want. Having an “Outbox” makes it easier to discard things that lose their usefulness. Twice a year I thoroughly go through my closet, shelves, drawers, and bathroom cupboard, ensuring that I only keep things that I really need, wear and use. Despite my best efforts, keeping clutterTheRentersGuide.ca under control is a never ending task, for there seems to be a constant procession of things into the apartment.

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While I do manage to stay on top of much clutter through regular routines, it’s the stuff that’s been in the same place seemingly forever – like my husband’s refusal to ditch his collection of 25 year old cassette tapes – that is literally driving me crazy. Besides the fact that cassettes are pretty much obsolete, and he hasn’t listened to any of them in years, we could sure put the cupboard to better use. A friend of mine didn’t even bother asking her husband (a serious music lover, no less) if she could get rid of his cassettes, she simply tossed them all out one day, to his great consternation. But there’s a fine line between saving mementoes and saving garbage. How do you get your partner to overcome their “disposaphobia” (the fear of letting go of things) – where do you draw the line? “One person’s garbage is another person’s treasure,” says Hellen Buttigieg, a professional organizer and the president of We Organize U, a company that provides a personalized approach to clearing clutter and organizing space to help clients regain control of their lives. ‘There can be a lot of conflict when spouses are sorting through old possessions,” says Buttigieg. “It’s important to give people the opportunity to make decisions about what’s important to them,” she adds. Buttigieg says that people tend to hang on to things long after they’ve lost their usefulness because they represent a memory. But hanging on to old things prevents you from making space for new things, new ideas, new experiences and new ways of thinking. Renting or borrowing items you use infrequently can help to significantly cut down on the amount of stuff you need to acquire. Some buildings, like Maple Leaf Quay, have a large variety of appliances and other things that TheRentersGuide.ca tenants can borrow. Tenants and good neighbours can also share within the community. If your neighbour has a

bread maker and you have a pasta machine, an exchange will benefit both parties. Likewise, get in the habit of patronizing the public library or purchase an e-reader instead of buying books. There isn’t space in an apartment to own every book you’ve ever read. When organizing your possessions, especially larger items, consider your neighbours and the community in which you live. Using your balcony as a storeroom is particularly unsightly. Bicycles belong in a rack or in the garage. If your building does not have a storeroom, you could consider offpremises storage for large seasonal items (like sporting equipment, luggage, extra furniture you are no longer using, etc.). However, be aware that it’s easy to forget about things that are in the storage unit, and sometimes the

expense of storage is not worth the value of the goods that are stored. Lastly, I suggest that, rather than try to de-clutter your whole apartment at once, focus on small projects like that junk drawer in your kitchen, your files, your collection of plastic containers, the bathroom cupboard, or that basket of hats and gloves in the front hall. Just tackling one small project a week can create a little bit of space and a lot of satisfaction.

Jane Herman is a communications consultant who has worked in the rental property industry. Jane provides communications solutions for a diverse range of clients and has written about food, fashion, apartment living and personal finance for TheRentersGuide.ca several publications.

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ChiCken & Veggie Baked Burritos PreP time: 10 minutes cook time: 20 minutes serves: 2 serving size: 1 burrito calories Per serving: 248 1 ¼ cup (300 mL) Healthy Choice Traditional pasta sauce, divided (see below) 2 small 6-inch (15 cm) low sodium multigrain flour tortillas ½ cup (125 mL) low sodium refried beans ½ cup (125 mL) each: shredded carrots and zucchini ½ cup (125 mL) diced cooked chicken 4 tbsp. shredded cheese (about 1/2 cup/ 125 mL) ¼ tsp. (1.25 mL) cayenne pepper (optional) 1 tbsp. (15 mL) finely chopped cilantro, for garnish ¼ cup (50 mL) guacamole (optional)

Pantry staPles like canned beans and Pasta sauce are combined with fresh shredded veggies to create a delicious and nutritious baked burrito that kids and adults will love. Shopping Tip: Look for “no fat” and “no added oil” when shopping for healthier pasta sauce options. Plus, stock up on spices; cayenne pepper adds the Mexican flair without adding sodium! Healthy Cooking tip: Want to quickly add more TheRentersGuide.ca protein to your burritos without the extra sodium? Use downtime to roast a whole chicken. Remove meat and store in your fridge. Freeze the bones for when you have spare time to make your own, lowTheRentersGuide.ca sodium chicken broth.

directions: Preheat oven to 375F/190C; place tortillas on working surface. On each tortilla, evenly spread ¼ cup (50 mL) beans; top with ¼ cup (50 mL) each: shredded carrots, zucchini and diced chicken. Top with 1/8 cup (30 mL) Healthy Choice Traditional pasta sauce: roll each tortilla around ingredients and place seam-side down in oven proof baking dish. Top with 1 cup (250 mL) Healthy Choice Traditional pasta sauce and shredded cheese and sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. (.6 mL) cayenne pepper (optional); bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas are slightly browned. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve with an TheRentersGuide.ca optional side of guacamole. Visit Facebook.com/HealthyChoiceCanada for more recipes and cooking tips. NC

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return to the busy backto-school schedule after the long summer break can be an ordeal for many families. Most families turn to quick and easy meal choices to survive the weekday rush. The challenge is making fast and simple choices that are also healthy. Hot dogs, burgers and macaroni and cheese are tasty quick and easy options but they are not always the most calorie-conscious and nutritious meal choices. Rather than relying on meat every time, more and more of us are turning to tofu for a delicious and lean way to add variety to our meals. A nutritious option, tofu is cholesterol and trans fat free and low in sodium and saturated fat. It is also a source of calcium and high quality protein, which means that it contains all nine of the essential amino acids we require from our diet. A delicious and fuss-free recipe for those who are new to cooking with TheRentersGuide.ca tofu is a dish using Sunrise Stir-fry tofu n’ sauce. The steps are so easy it’s like tofu for dummies. Just add vegetables to the pre-marinated and cubed tofu, heat, stir and serve with rice, pasta or noodles for a complete meal. TheRentersGuide.ca

stir fry tofu n’ sauce PreP time: 2 minutes Cook time: 5-10 min servings: 4 ingredients: 1 package (250g) Sunrise Stir-fry tofu n’ sauce 1 cup of carrots, thinly sliced 1 cup of broccoli florets ½ cup of water

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Who really manages household debt?

Men and women have different opinions, suggests Manulife Bank survey

According to Manulife Bank of Canada’s recent debt survey, just over half of women (54 per cent) but only 39 per cent of men in two-adult households indicate that responsibility is equally shared when it comes to managing household debt. In cases where respondents don’t feel responsibility is equally shared, both men and women are far more likely to indicate that the responsibility lies with them rather than with their partner. Slightly over half (56 per cent) of men and a third of women (36 per cent) state that household debt is managed by“mostly me” or “only me.” Conversely, only 10 TheRentersGuide.ca per cent of women and four per cent of men indicate that household debt is managed by “mostly my partner”or “only my partner.” Interestingly, virtually no men indicate debt is managed by“only TheRentersGuide.ca my partner.”

Differing perceptions about who is responsible for debt-management within the relationship could reflect a lack of communication, making it difficult for homeowners to become debt-free. “The good news is that, in general, most people feel they have some responsibility for managing household debt,”shared Doug Conick, President and CEO of Manulife Bank of Canada.“However, the results seem to indicate that many couples might not be discussing debt with one another. I strongly recommend that any Canadians who don’t have a plan for becoming debt-free reach out to an independent financial advisor for personalized debt management advice.” The survey also looked at attitudes by age group and found that respondents in their fifties are more likely to report shared responsibility for debt management (52 per cent) while those in their thirties are less likely to do so (43 per cent). Regionally, Quebec (53 per cent) and Alberta (52 per cent) homeowners were most likely to indicate shared responsibility for managing debt

while Ontario (42 per cent) homeowners were least likely to do so. Women are more concerned about debt, less optimistic In general, women appear to be more concerned about debt, but at the same time they are less confident about being able to reduce or eliminate it. Slightly more women (81 per cent) than men (75 per cent) listed “being or becoming debtfree”as a top financial priority. Men and women place relatively equal importance on being debt-free at retirement - with about eight in 10 indicating this is a high priority. However, more men (55 per cent) than women (49 per cent) are confident that they’ll achieve that goal. This perception may be influenced by recent experience, with fewer women (47 per cent) than men (54 per cent) indicating a reduction in debt over the past 12 months. Moreover, women appear to be more TheRentersGuide.ca averse to the idea of retiring with debt outstanding - 60 per cent indicate they would find this scenario very stressful compared to just 42 per cent of men.“In

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many households there’s a discrepancy in attitudes, perceptions and expectations between couples with regards to debt, likely because they are either managing their own personal debt separately or just aren’t talking enough to one another about finances,” added Mr. Conick. The survey found that the desire to be debt-free at retirement is relatively consistent across Canada. However, respondents in BC and Quebec (each at 57 per cent) are most confident about achieving that goal while residents of Atlantic Canada (44 per cent) are least confident. Debt-reduction is a priority and most are willing to reduce spending - just not on technology More than three quarters (77 per cent) of Canadian homeowners indicate that it’s very important for them to reduce their debt in the next 12 months, but only 56 per cent feel they’re likely

household furnishings/appliances (42 per cent) and dining out (41 per cent). “Finding and reducing non-essential expenses is a good first step in tackling debt.”said Mr. Conick. “Another great strategy is to make your money work harder by organizing your finances more efficiently.” The survey found that nearly a third (31 per cent) of homeowners list the interest rate on their debt as a factor making it difficult for them to become debt-free. “Given our current low interest-rate environment, an easy way for many homeowners to reduce interest costs might be to simply consolidate their debt at a lower rate.” While respondents in all regions indicate they are least willing to cut back on phone/internet/cable, they differ somewhat on which discretionary expenses they are most willing to reduce spending. Atlantic Canadians (50 per cent) and Ontarians (44 per cent) are

Men and women have different perceptions on who manages household debt A lack of communication could make it difficult for households to become debt-free Women more concerned about debt and less confident about reducing it Despite a desire to reduce debt, remaining “wired in” important to Canadians to achieve this goal. This relative lack of confidence may reflect experience over the past year. Nearly a quarter of respondents (24 per cent) report an increase in debt over the past 12 months and a further 15 per cent report no change in their debt over that time frame. Regionally, homeowners from BC (56 per cent) and Atlantic Canada (54 per cent) are the most likely to report a reduction in debt over the past 12 months. Homeowners in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the most likely to report an increase in debt over the past year (30 per cent). When asked what types of discretionary spending they would be willing to cut back on if it would help them become debt-free sooner, only 12 per cent of homeowners would be willing to cut back on phone/internet/ cable services - reflecting the increasingly “wired in” nature of our society. At TheRentersGuide.ca the other end of the spectrum, the discretionary spending categories people are most willing to cut back are

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most willing to cut back on dining out. In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 48 per cent indicated they’d be willing to cut back on household furnishings/ appliances. Women and men differ somewhat in this area as well. Women are more apt to reduce spending on household furnishings (45 per cent), dining out (44 per cent) and entertainment (39 per cent) than men (40 per cent, 37 per cent and 32 per cent respectively). The overall results of this survey seems to be that the goal is to ”want to be debt-free, but that they’re not necessarily talking with one another about how to get there,”remarked Mr. Conick.“To avoid carrying debt into their pre-retirement and retirement years, it’s important to get a debt-management plan in place.” About the Manulife Bank of Canada Debt Survey The Manulife Bank of Canada poll surveyed 2,127 Canadian homeowners in all provinces

between ages 30 to 59 with household income of more than $50,000. The survey was conducted online by Research House, an Environics company, between August 13-23, 2012. Full survey results, including additional regional, gender and age-group comparisons, are available at manulifebank.ca/debtresearch.

About Manulife Bank Established in 1993, Manulife Bank was the first federally regulated bank opened by an insurance company in Canada. It is a Schedule l federally chartered bank and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manulife Financial. As Canada’s first advisor-based bank, it has successfully grown to more than $21 billion in assets and serves clients across Canada. Manulife Bank believes that effective debt management is a key contributor to financial health and that, by working with a Financial Advisor to create a customized financial plan that incorporates debt and cash flow management, many people could save money, become debt-free sooner and achieve more of their financial goals. It’s for this reason that Manulife Bank offers its innovative deposit and loan products through independent financial advisors to help individuals make the most of their financial plan. Manulife Bank employs a team of specialists across the country that work with homeowners and financial advisors to design cash flow programs that are more effective, efficient and flexible. For more information about Manulife Bank products, speak to your financial advisor or visit manulifebank.ca. To learn more about Manulife One or Manulife Bank Select or to find your local Manulife Bank specialist ask your advisor for a referral or visit manulifeone.ca or manulifebankselect.ca.

About Manulife Financial Manulife Financial is a leading Canadabased financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, they celebrate 125 years of providing clients strong, reliable, trustworthy and forward-thinking solutions for their most significant financial decisions. Their international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services to millions of clients.They also provide asset management services to institutional customers. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$514 billion (US$504 billion) as at June 30, 2012. The Company operates as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as ‘MFC’ on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under ‘945’ on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at manulife.com. SOURCE: Manulife Financial Corporation

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Hwy7/Times/Leslie:Stylish 3 Bed -Home.2 Story.Very Private,SuperBright.MBr With Ensuit.2 Walking Closet.2 Full &1/2 Bath.Fireplace. Hardwood Floor In Main.Private Laundry.2 Parking Space.Mins To Hwy 404, 407,Yonge St,Bayview Ave And Leslie.Some Furniture Available.6 months lease also avail.No pets/smoking.Call 416-616-4416.

Jane & Major -Mackenzie: luxurious 2 bdrm bsmt apt, 4 modern appliances. A/C, Private Laundry, 2 parking, open concept livingroom/kitchen, modern cabnets,utilities included. No smoking. Sep Entry Available Nov 1st avail.$975/ Untitled 43 mth (416)801-3521 MCCOWAN & DENNISON -Big 1 bedroom basement apartment. Separate entrance, laundry,1 car prkg, AC, kitchen, $700/mo Available immediately call (416)456-4078 Untitled 44

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RICHMOND HILL-YONGE/ELGIN MILLS- -2 bdrm unit, renovated, Close to shopping & transportation. Clean well maintained building. From $1200/mo utils included Avail Immed Call (905)780-9673

McCOWAN/STEELES - 2 -bdrm bsmt apt, sep entrance. No Smoking/Pets. $850/month inclusive. Avail immediately. Call between 4 pm - 8 pm. (905)472-0680 Untitled 45

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HWY 7 & -NINTH LINE 56 CORNEL PARK AVE (MARKHAM) Newly Reno 4 bdrm Luxury Town House New home incl ensuite 2.5 bath $1950/mo + utils 5 appls, 2 car garage, Backyard, Close to Transit & Hospital No pets/smoke Avail Immed (905)471-4961, (905)471-1048 Leave Message on voicemail

North Unfurnished Apartments

Major Mackenzie & centre Street Richmond hill 1 and 2 bedroom starting from $1195- Utilities inclUded

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Younge/Major Mac:2 bdrm -plus Solarium,2 bath,1300 sq ft,recently renovated,undergroung parking spot,locker,ensuite laundry.Close to all ammenities.Step to Go train. (416)705-7746

Bathurst & Sheppard -Newly renovated 1 bdrm bsmt apt. includes Utils & 1 car prkg Close to TTC, and amens.Avail Oct 1st. Call (416)508-4695

- Private balcony - Carpeted floors - Newer kitchen cabinets and appliances (fridge & stove) - Bathrooms, include new wall and floor tiles, painting, bathtub, sink, mirror/medicine cabinet and light fixtures. - Heated swimming pool and landscaped yard - Underground parking garage

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WESTON RD/LANGSTAFF-Bsmt Bachelor -suite ifor rent, bright & clean area.Prestigious neighbourhood. Avail Sept 1st.$750/m incls.No pets/smoking.Call:(416)603-4800 or (905)856-8272 Untitled 47

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Bayview & John -1 bdrm bsmt apt bright & clean,own b a t h r o o m , f r i d g e , m i c r o w a ve , c a bl e tv. Suits Single Person.Avail immed.Close to TTC,subway & shops $650/mo (905)881-0777

Call Mr. David Weavers

(905) 884-4036

Monday to Saturday, 8:00 a.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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La w r e nc e / Maj o r Mac:Clean 1 -bdrm bsmt for rent,1 bath,Carpeted,washer, dryer, fridge & stove,1 parking.$1000/monthly utilities included.Walking distance to go station & younge street.Call (416)891-8107


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KEELE/RUTHERFORD (Close to -York U) - Furnished beautiful, large, clean & quiet room on 2nd flr of house w/ cable, i-net. Close to all amenities, Mins to Bus Stop & GO Train, Shops.prkg. Avail Immed No pets/smoke Call (647)883-5251

Martingrove/Albion:1 large Furnished -bdrm in a town house,shared accomodation,laundry,cable.Close to humber college and albion mall.$500/monthly utilities included.No smoking & parking.Avail immediately.416-740-8328. (647)705-2051 Untitled 58

Kennedy & Eglinton -Furnished room, close to Kennedy station, very clean. TV, Cable, Laundry, Computer & internet inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Shared kitchen & bath. Working Male. No Smoke/Pets Avail Immed $450/mo.416302-8236,647-741-7662 gabor5000@ Untitled 56 yahoo.com, (289)809-2403

McCowan-Steeles:Furnished room Shared -kitchen and bath.Laundry. Close to TTC. Mature or elderlyman & students only.Avail now. $450/monthly incls utils. No smoking/pets.Call 647761-6960,416-918-5047,647-761-1563.

MARKHAM & LAWRENCE -- Room for rent. Walk to TTC Bus Stop, Shopping Mall, & Cedarbrae library. $375/mo - $400/mo all inclusive. Avail Immed. Call (416)939-8230

Midland & Lawrence -Room For rent in basement $450/mo Includes Utils, Carpet, Laundry & Cable. Shared Kitchen & Bathroom Close to all amenities No pets/smoke Available August 20th 2013 (647)453-0828

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Albion/Martingrove Furnished room -in bsmt, with cable. Coin laundry avail. Close to TTC & all amens. $390/mth utils incld. Avail Immediately.647-771-6751 (416)749-0511

Port Union & -Sheppard Room for rent $375/mo - $400/mo Includes utils, cable, Central Air Conditioning Close to all amenites & TTC Avail Immed (416)939-8230

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Royal York/Lakeshore -Clean, priv furnished rooms $30 single/ night also Wkly, mthly. Cable TV, A/C, Internet, shared bath. Steps to 24hr TTC. No Smoking/Pets. Credit/debit cards. Call: 416-2558796, 1800-3644410

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BAYVIEW/MAJOR MACKENZIE Free -accomodation in exchange for some child care,ideal for mom and Tot/Senior (Female Only) Avail August 1st call (905)883-3691

S t e e l e s / H i l d a : F urnish e d Rooms for -rent in a brand new bsmt apt,$450/mo & $550/mo, utilities included.TV cable,internet included.5 min to TTC,Center point mall. Avail September 1st call (416)221-5955, (416)677-1181

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Jane-Wilson:Large,spacious beautiful room. Cable,computer,hi-spd -internet incld.Priv bath.Prkg.Lndry. Home Gym.Avail Immed.Male only. $400 incls utils.24 hours TTC at door step,walking distance to grocery stores & malls. (416)880-9770 Untitled 52

YONGE & CLARK -Room for rent $470/mo.Utils Included.Prkg,cable wireless internet Avail August 1st.No pets/ smoke.Working person preferred. Call (905)707-7715, (416)301-3203

BELLAMY/EGLINTON - Scarborough Looking for mature individuals, rooms in newly reno homes, 1bdrms $450/mo inclusive shared accommodations Unfurnished Internet, Cable & Lndry incl. Prkg No Pets/Smoke. Avail Immed Email: charlesholder@hotmail.com or Call: 647-404-3063 -

JANE/SHEPPARD- 1 Furnished -room for rent, shared kitchen/bath. References required. No pets/smoking, no parking. Utilities included. Avail immediately,Call: (416)746-6712

DUFFERIN & EGLINTON -Large furnished rm,quiet home second floor,1 MALE, NON SMOKER.Incl free cable & TV set linen provided & laundered Share ceramic tiled 4pc bath & lge kitchen.Electrical appls/microwave.$495/mo utils incl.Close to shops,library& Untitled 50 TTC.No pets (416)785-6154

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Keele & Finch -- Room for rent on 2 nd level Starting $550/mo Cable internet, A/c & utils all included Shared Kitchen & lndry Prkg Avail Immed (647)408-6243

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JANE-SHEPPARD-Room in basment, -and on second floor. Parking available. Includes Utils & cable, Avail Immed. Call 416-7443596 416-356-2395 ,416-546-9558

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Furnished Apartments Bayview & Steeles- -Yonge Area Furnished Basement apt, Large Bedroom, Dining & Kitchen. Laundry, Internet, Cable & Parking Included. Sep Entry No pets/smoke $900/mo call (905)889-7338

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Kennedy & Sheppard -Large, bright, furnished Private room in bsmt. Cable Brand new Washer & Dryer. No smoking/pets. Seprate Entry. Close to TTC & Mall. $425/mo utils included Avail Immed (416)282-3751, (416)565-5330

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Don Mills/Steeles - -1st floor bachelor apt. Sep entrance. Close to TTC, Schools & Shops. Laundry, 1 Parking, Cable. $800/month util included. First/Last Required. Avail Immed.No smoking/pets. Call after 4 pm or leave a Untitled 21 message: (416)491-4507

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KING & DUFFERIN -Quiet street furnished room for rent . Near amens & Transit, hrdwd floor, Share facilities. $110 per week, no smoking/pets. Immirgants & Students welcome! Avail immediately Call (647)829-9286, (416)588-7296

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Phone: 647.497.7387 Metcap connect: 647.883.7394

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Live like you own. Village Gate West –takes rental living to a whole new level. Residents enjoy clubstyle living and a vibrant social scene with a variety of fitness and entertainment amenities. Suites are brand new, modern and many offer spectacular views. Add the convenience of the Concert On-Call service, which ensures you receive prompt attention should anything go wrong, and you’ll never dream of renting anywhere else. There’s a suite here that’s right for you. Make the smart move to Village Gate West!

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