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DANFORTH & DAWES

390 Dawes Road

A TRUSTED PLACE TO CALL HOME SINCE 1954

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re you too busy to manage a home? Perhaps you’ve done the homeownership thing, and want to unshackle yourself from the costs of upkeep and home maintenance?

Most everyone these days is looking at ways to de-stress and simplify their lives, and renting rather than owning one can be one of the easiest ways to get relief. When you really think about it, it’s an option that may take some getting used to! Needless to say, when you’re renting a home, your “to-do” list will likely look very different than those from your homeownership days. Whether you’re a life-long renter or a homeowner in need of a change, this issue of Renters Guide is for you. We’ve got some great advice on renting and decorating in the issue. Check it out! Your new “to-do” list is waiting.

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he first time I moved, I had no idea what I was doing. My first place was a great little junior one-bedroom. It didn’t need much furniture – just a futon sofa, two little side tables/coffee tables a kitchen table, some stools for the kitchen island and a little black-and-white TV. I thought I’d just drive my stuff over in loads and have a friend help with the big stuff. I had no idea how many loads it would take for all the pots and pans, dishes, toiletries, pictures, knick-knacks, books, cat supplies... Just my clothes and shoes ended up being a carload on its own. It was in a trendy area, above a store, on a main street. On three separate occasions I ended up getting parking tickets because I couldn’t park in front of my apartment in rush hour. Oops. My second move I rented a van. It took forever. I wasn’t very good at packing a van, and because I underestimated how much stuff I had, I needed to make two trips. I ended up paying a surcharge for keeping the van late, but I did manage to avoid getting parking tickets. My third move I rented a truck. I had lots of friends help. No tickets, no surcharge, but the food and beverage bill for the helping hands added up. By my last move I got smart – I hired a moving company. Moving day is never easy. The organization and preparation it takes to have a move go smoothly takes some effort. It’s one of those things that gets easier with experience – but is never easy. It’s one reason we have articles that offer expert advice in Renters Guide – if you’ve got to move, might as well take advantage of all the experience the pro’s have. Ready to make the move? We’re here to help, with more than just moving day. Our magazine and website, TheRentersGuide.ca, offer the best selection of available apartments, informative articles and advice, making it easy to make your move!

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Homestead A new community, a great opportunity! Not just a great suite, Forest Suites at Parkway offers an incredible lifestyle, with an impressive list of amenities. The property has been elegantly appointed and has a polished finish throughout. Common areas have a decorator’s touch, with areas to lounge and greet guests. It’s a gracious and welcoming environment. There’s a bike storage room is ideal for cyclists, with secure, no-hassle storage. The party room with catering facilities is ideal for celebrating at home without having to limit the guest list. The fitness facility is conveniently located in a neighbouring building, so you can enjoy your fitness regime without the gym fees. For those looking for something a little larger, but with all the same upscale appeal, you’ll find the luxury townhomes, located at 85 and 95 Forest Manor Road, are a perfect fit. Each townhome features four bedrooms. With the comforts of low-rise living, including a yard, it’s an ideal option for larger families or executive rentals.

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Forest Suites at Parkway has a prime location. Situated at Don Mills and Sheppard, the community enjoys the best of urban living, but with a quieter feel. Nestled into tranquil sidestreets and backing onto greenspace, there are lovely views and community charm, but all of the conveniences are close by. The TTC on Sheppard – both the subway as well as 24-hour bus routes – adds convenient access, and commuters will also appreciate the close proximity to Highways 401 and 404/DVP. With everything from schools, parks and recreation to shopping, restaurants and services in the area, the location has it all. Parkway Forest Suites really does have everything that the exacting renter wants. Owned and managed by Homestead, it also comes with the assurance of great customer service and high standards of maintenance. The on-site staff are available to assist residents at any time, which is why Homestead is known for exceptional customer service and satisfaction. Visit the community and experience it yourself. For more information or to arrange an appointment to see one of the fabulous TheRentersGuide.ca suites or towns, call 647-748-6966 or visit online at homestead.ca for more details about Parkway Forest Suites – and all other Homestead properties in the GTA and across southern Ontario.

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hen your residence is atop a valley looking down to the world below, suffice it to say that you are living on prime real estate. As the name suggests, the neighbourhood of Henry Farm on the top of the Don Valley was initially a farm property that belonged to George TheRentersGuide.ca S. Henry who was Premier of Ontario in the 1930’s. Now, houses, apartment buildings, townhouses, schools and TheRentersGuide.ca parks have come together to create this tight-knit community in a high-demand part of North York.

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Want to Live in the Area? Check out these listings: Homestead 130 Parkway Forest & 85/95 Forest Manor 647-495-8366 25 Parkway Forest Dr 647-493-5410 125 Parkway Forest Dr 647-493-5411 80 Forest Manor Rd 647-493-5412 1751 & 1761 Sheppard Ave 647-493-5413 The Area Henry Farm is located right where the Don Valley Parkway and Highways 401 and 404/DVP meet. The 401 marks the southern border, while Sheppard Avenue marks the northern border. The east Don River marks the western border before hitting Leslie Road while Don Mills Road marks the eastern border. Henry Farm is nestled within several other unique neighbourhoods including Bayview Village, Don Valley Village, Graydon Hall and the Parkwoods. All of these areas have significant rental populations, no doubt due to the fact that they are all close to highways and public transit, including the Sheppard subway line and Oriole GO Station. Shopping Henry Farm is located adjacent to Fairview Mall, one of the favourite shopping destinations in the GTA. It boasts over 270 stores and services. Fairview also includes a theatre and several restaurants and cafĂŠs. Directly behind the mall you can find the Fairview Library and Theatre, providing area residents a valuable amenity.

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pharmacy, and is located beside Parkway Forest Park, one of three parks in the area. Havenbrook Park, which borders the 401 and the Betty Sutherland Trail are the other two greenspaces available to Henry Farmers. Living in Henry Farm There is plenty of activity and an ideal mix of urban and suburban in Henry Farm. While the abundance of parkland and the Don Valley offer escape to lush greenspace, all of the urban amenities are also quite easily accessed from this location. Well-serviced by TTC, this area has both 24-hour bus service and access to the subway. Getting downtown is just as easy as escaping the city heading north. While boasting an excellent mid-town location Henry Farm offers the best of both city living and suburban escape. Within Henry Farm there are both townhouse and apartment rental options. The area immediately surrounding Henry Farm includes a lot of mid-sized apartment buildings. While the area appeals to all, from urbanites to families looking for a quiet community there really is something for everyone – even the Premier of Ontario!

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near Yonge & Sheppard 151 Beecroft Road 416.733.3969

Live, work, and play ... just steps to restaurants, shopping, recreation and entertainment including Mel Lastman Square and the North York Central Library. With direct access to the TTC subway, your commute just got that much shorter living at Prelude. bright, open 1 & 2 bedroom suites w/ spectacular views

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How to take finances from mine and yours to ours, at any age Ready to say “I do” to joint finances? Here’s how to combine dollars and cents at any life stage.

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irst comes love, and then comes…a joint bank account. Whether a couple is cohabitating in their twenties, getting married in their thirties, or remarrying in their sixties, at some point in any serious relationship the conversation about joint finances will surface. Regardless of life stage, successfully integrating finances requires open and honest communication to determine how to best combine and plan for the future together.

According to research from TD Canada Trust, which surveyed adults in committed relationships, the top three personal finance products that Canadians combine with their partner are a joint bank account (64 per cent), a mortgage (60 per cent) and a joint credit card (50 per cent), compared to only 36 per cent of couples who have a joint financial plan.

“Start by discussing debt, saving, spending habits, financial goals, and credit history to determine if there is anything that may affect the ability to secure future loans together,” said Farrell Jones.“Next, work together to create a household budget that meets the needs of expense and debt management and has a little left over to put towards the collective financial goals.”

“A common first step in combining finances with a partner is a joint account for shared household expenses, and like other aspects of the relationship, communication is key to keeping things harmonious,” said Janice Farrell Jones, TD Canada Trust.“It’s important that both parties have a clear understanding of household finances - from day to day spending to long-term savings and investments - and all aspects of each individuals finances - from everyday banking to credit card management - to set the framework for a strong financial future together.”

Paying down student debt and saving for a home in the future, for example, are common goals for many couples in their 20s. As with any financial goal, it’s important to discuss and align on key considerations like timing, affordability and overall expectations. In the case of home ownership, couples should also make sure they agree on whether they are buying for the long or short-term as it will have a financial impact down the road.

TD Canada Trust provides some advice that may help in maintaining financial harmony when integrating finances with a partner at any life stage: The 20s TheRentersGuide.ca Combining finances is often a first for many couples in their 20s, whether it’s renting an apartment together or working to pay down existing student debt. When and how to share money will always vary depending on an individual couple’s financial situation and relationship, but TheRentersGuide.ca communication is always key.

The 40s Paying down debt, raising kids and saving for retirement with many financial priorities, streamlining is essential for couples looking to combine their finances in their 40s. “First and foremost, couples at this life-stage should focus on what will make life easier, financially, together,” said Farrell Jones.“Consider working with an expert to make sure each individual financial strategy aligns with the other to maximize savings potential TheRentersGuide.ca and keep all of the household financial priorities on track. Couples can also further streamline by making savings automatic with preauthorized transfers into a TFSA, RSP and a child’s RESP.”

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Some couples may choose to merge certain aspects of their finances, while retaining individual accounts for additional saving or discretionary spending. Whether a couple decides to combine everything, keep everything separate, or somewhere in the middle, it’s important that both parties are ultimately working towards the same financial goals. The 60s Likely, many couples in their 60s have a solid financial base, but with fewer peak income earning years remaining, it’s important to have a clear picture of what retirement looks like and what it will take, financially, to get there. “Spending time with the grandkids will have a much different price tag than travelling the world, so alignment on the retirement vision is essential,” said Farrell Jones. “If there is not enough saved for the type of retirement a couple wants, they should work with an expert to help determine how much more needs to be saved and ensure each individual financial plan complements the other to maximize savings and investments.” Whether married or common-law, couples should also ensure their retirement savings strategy takes advantage of spousal RSP contributions to help reach their retirement goals faster while lowering income taxes now and in retirement. About the TD Canada Trust Love & Money Poll: TD Bank Group commissioned Environics Research Group (www.environics.ca) to conduct an online custom survey of 4,564 Canadians aged 18 years and older who are currently in a committed/serious relationship. Responses were collected between January 10 and 25, 2013. About TD Canada Trust: TD Canada Trust offers personal and business banking to more than 11.5 million customers, providing a wide range of products and services from chequing and savings accounts, to credit cards, mortgages and business banking, to credit protection and travel medical insurance, as well as advice on managing everyday finances. TD Canada Trust makes banking comfortable with award-winning service and convenience through 24/7 mobile, Internet, telephone and ATM banking, as well as in over 1,100 branches, with convenient hours to serve customers better. For more information, please visit: www.tdcanadatrust.com. TD Canada Trust is the Canadian retail bank of TD Bank TheRentersGuide.ca Group, the sixth largest bank in North America.

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Enjoy A Park-Like Setting (Backs onto Earl Bales Park & Outdoor Centre)

325 Bogert Avenue

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1 Bedrooms from $895 2 Bedrooms from $1025 1577 Lawrence Ave. W. (Keele & Lawrence) • • • • • •

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• 905-459-8048 • 416-968-9439 • On-site laundry facilities • Private backyard • Full sized basements • Includes 1 parking spot • Close to schools, shopping & parks

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The organization created the Certified Rental Building Program (CRBP) to help apartment-seekers locate professionally operated and maintained buildings. Landlords and apartment managers whose buildings are enrolled and qualify agree to maintain stringent standards. Tenants also have responsibilities in keeping their quality of life healthy and vibrant. The push for environmental friendliness and healthier living has a place in the today’s rental residences and can be achieved in many ways with the help of renters. Obeying the Smoke-Free Ontario Act of 2005 is one example. Under this Act, smoking is not allowed in the common areas of apartment buildings such as elevators, hallways, stairwells, parking garages, laundry rooms, lobbies and amenity spaces. Smoking in individual apartments is not TheRentersGuide.ca regulated, but some renters today are choosing to smoke only outdoors on their balconies or outside the building. “Respecting the rights of everyone,

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leads to a healthier, safer and more harmonious living environment for all,” says Mike Chopowick, director of Policy Matters, Federation of Rentalhousing Providers of Ontario. Most people understand that outdoor air quality is affected by things such as smog and the exhaust from vehicles, but may not realize that indoor air can actually be a lot worse. This is because residents live in proximity to commonly used products that may be toxic and pollute the air that they breathe. To avoid this scenario, tenants can do simple things such as switch to unscented cleaning products, and if they paint their walls, they can use low-VOC paints. As time passes, we see new materials and techniques on the market that contribute to Greener, healthier, more sustainable living. Looking to the exterior, some buildings now have Green roofs with plant material that absorbs water and is easier on the city’s storm system. Low-growing succulents are one example of plant life that helps. On some of these roofs, rainwater is collected to use for irrigating the landscaping. Plants and trees have a great impact on the environment in filtering toxins. There may be spots around apartment buildings where well-placed trees

can even provide shade and reduce cooling costs in the summer months, and switching to non-toxic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers for the building’s landscaping is to everyone’s benefit. FRPO and the Greater Toronto Apartment Association (GTAA) have been assisting the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) to develop voluntary guidelines and associated educational resources to promote healthier apartment buildings. As these guidelines are developed, they will be added to the Certified Rental Building Program (CRBP) that provides apartment-seekers with a tool to help find professionally operated and maintained buildings. Based in Toronto, the GTAA represents the interests of active and concerned firms participating in the multi-family rental housing industry. Visit crbprogram.org and frpo.org

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

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11 Lisa 905.456.2777 1 Bedrooms from $945 2 Bedrooms from $1075 3 Bedrooms from $1215

15 Eastbourne 905.791.0608 Bachelors from $795 1 Bedrooms from $945 2 Bedrooms from $1075 3 Bedrooms from $1215

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Just minutes from great schools, shopping, golf courses and La Rose Barkery • E-tenant machines in lobby for debit rental payments

Convenient location • Close to shopping Outdoor pool • Central air conditioning • TTC to Royal York subway • Excellent public & separate schools nearby

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COMPLETELY RENOVATED BUILDING & SUITES!

Riverside Apartments 2737 & 2757 Kipling Avenue Just North of Finch

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Bachelors from $700 1 Bedrooms from $850 2 Bedrooms from $1025 3 Bedrooms from $1195 Newly Renovated Suites Include: New kitchens, Ceramic floors and much more! • Brand new appliances • Surrounded by beautiful parkland with views of the river • Lots of storage • On-site convenience store • On-site management office • Childrens playground • On-site security & cameras • Bus at front door • Close to Catholic & public schools, shops & Albion Centre • Easy access to Hwys. 427, 401, 407 & 7 • Parking $45 month

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decor

Want style? Add Tile

An easy and rental-friendly DIY project! Renovating is all the rage these days. Tv show after TV show chronicling new bathrooms, new floors, new everything! It’s enough to give rental residents some serious reno-envy! One of the most popular and easy do-it-yourself reno projects is the tiled backsplash. Elegant, stylish and functional, it’s become a true favourite. But what property management company would let you start tiling your backsplash? That’s a no-no – unless you Smart Tiles.

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Smart Tiles are a quick and practically mess-free project that can be done in your apartment. They’re the renter’s friend when it comes to beautiful backsplashes – and other areas that could do with a punch of colour or tile style.

right over existing tile for a quick fix to change up a dated look.

A veneer that looks like tile, a Smart tile captures the look with a great polished finish. The product is sold in 10-in. by 10-in. sheets and has an TheRentersGuide.ca adhesive backing. Easy to clip to size and easy to mount on any flat surface, they’re very forgiving and easy for even the most novice do-it-yourselfer. They can go on a painted wall or even TheRentersGuide.ca

It doesn’t need messy grouting or sealing like actual tile, and needs no machines to grind corners to fit pieces around the fixtures. When it’s time for a change or time to move on, it’s just as simple to remove from the wall as it was to put up. Using a hair dryer, heat up the tile until the adhesive softens. The sheets peel away very easily.

The adhesive is strong and will resist water and peeling – it’s been designed for the demands of the kitchen and bathroom so it can take humidity without any worry.

Available in 19 styles that come in six different series, including: Classic, Subway, Murano, Designer Series, Minimo and Bellagio, finished looks come in a variety of trendy colours and patterns that look similar to stone, porcelain, metal and glass. Reasonably priced – especially since there are no tools, grout or sealant costs – it’s available at the major reno/ hardware stores. Find out more at www. thesmarttiles.com and follow Smart Tiles

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Eglinton & Scarlett

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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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Here a re a few tips to help you avoid finding damaged items at your destination: 1. Consider purchasing boxes from your mover. The most common packing mistake we see is people getting free boxes at the grocery or liquor store and then putting too much weight in them. For example, using a large box to pack books and magazines may make it too heavy to lift, and the box might break during the move due to the weight. Use this rule of thumb: the heavier the item, the smaller the box. Be choosy about your boxes; free boxes from a grocery store that have been used to ship produce could contain insect larvae that may transfer to your belongings. 2. Be realistic about the number of boxes you need. Depending on how long you have lived in your current location, you will most likely underestimate your boxes requirement.Often, we hear of renters who think 40 or 50 boxes will be enough, and then realize they need upwards of 80, two days before moving day. 3. Start packing early and be completely packed when the movers arrive. Sometimes we arrive at a customer’s home and they’re not packed. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to move a customer’s belongings while they are attempting to shove items into boxes and we get in each others’ way. This also interferes with the optimal loading of the moving truck. We have a loading system where the first things we place in the truck are light items such as chairs, lampshades, cushions, etc; we place these items in the ‘attic’ (the area over the cab) of the truck. We can get lots of light items up there and they stay secure.

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wrapped mattresses against the box wall and secure everything with tie-off straps to keep belongings from getting jostled during the move. If you’re not completely packed and ready on moving day, we can’t create that box wall early on and, this decreases the capacity of the items that can be moved at one time. It also eats up precious time and, therefore, money! 4. Think ahead. Begin packing items you don’t use daily. As you pack your boxes move them to the front of your apartment and stack them along a wall near the front door. Having them by the door, organized and ready to go, instead of having movers go back and forth to each room can shave 10 to 20 seconds off the time for each box. Saving 20 seconds per box can save lots of time and money.

5. Consider having your moving company pack for you. We are skilled, have more experience and have standard-size small, medium and large boxes that are designed to fit into our trucks to create a perfect box wall for optimum efficiency and safety. So, when it comes to moving, forethought goes a long way. Because your belongings mean a lot to you, take extra care when packing so that they arrive at your destination safely.

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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The Premium Choice in Rental Living Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe The Maplewoods The Forestwoods Receive $500 OFF Your First Month Rent with a move-in date of November 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

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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.

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(Dundas & Cawthra)

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600 & 620 Lolita Gardens

Come Call Mississauga's Best Value Home One Bedrooms from $999* Two Bedrooms from $1125* Three Bedrooms from $1350* • • • • • • • •

Eat-in kitchen Hardwood floors in living areas In-suite storage All suites have balconies Indoor pool & sauna Walk to shopping & schools Easy access to major highways 10 minutes from Mississauga Valley Community Centre (with wave pool, library, rink and hundreds of programs!) • Ceramic tiles in kitchen and hallway • NEW air conditioned gym facility

Rental Office: 620 Lolita Gardens

905.602.7144 www.parkproperty.ca www.facebook.com/parkpropertymgt twitter.com/parkpropertymgt

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

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The Premium Choice in Rental Living

1 free parking with a move-in date of November 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

8126

*Selected suites only and some conditions apply. *Subject to availability and certain conditions.

Mississauga Valley Blvd

Central Pkwy E.

Cawthra Rd.

Hurontario St.

Burnhamthorpe Rd.E.

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The Premium Choice in Rental Living Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe

The Elmwoods

WE HAVE 1, 2 & 3 bedroom SUITES starting from $1157 • 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 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

30 Elm Drive East

905.219.1442 theelmwoods.com

8130

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Cawthra Rd.

Hurontario St.

Burnhamthorpe Rd.E.


Dundas & Tomken

Tomken Place

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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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The Premium Choice in Rental Living Battleford & Glen Erin

Meadowvale Gardens

1 free parking with a move-in date of November 15th or earlier*

1, 2 & 3 bedroom SUITES from $1241 suites include

facilities include

• All utilities included • air conditioning • 3 appliances: fridge, stove, dishwasher • wood-burning fireplace • vertical blinds and carpeting • indoor and outdoor storage • security intercom

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

• fully equipped exercise room • outdoor swimming pool • tennis court • squash court • Sauna • resident lounge • on-site management office • Smart Card laundry •  Underground parking

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close to • Close to Hwy 401 & 407 • daycare centre • community centre • schools • churches • shopping • transit & GO train


one & two bedrooms from

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• Includes indoor pool, sauna, fully equipped gyms, billiards & tennis court • Mississauga City Centre - walk to Square One • Close to entertainment & restaurants • Air conditioning, hardwood floors & balconies

3575 Kaneff Crescent

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• Includes indoor pool, fully equipped gyms, billiards & tennis court • A smaller, quiet property with a tranquil creek flowing through the grounds • Extremely well-maintained building

2300 Confederation Parkway

905.614.2605

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2211 Sherobee Road

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big 937

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$

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• Sauna, billiards and fully equipped gym • Small, quaint building • Two bedroom has over 955 sq. ft. • Hardwood floors and balconies

2177 Sherobee Road 08112 08573

905.614.2606

www.kaneff.com

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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

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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

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Yonge/Eglinton

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$1040

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88 Erskine Ave.

88erskine@greenwin.ca

Yonge/Eglinton

• • •

$1000

416-481-5280

169 St. George St.

169stgeorge@greenwin.ca

Spadina/Bloor

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$1000

416-925-7397

640 Roselawn Ave.

640roselawn@greenwin.ca

Bathurst/Eglinton

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$900

416-787-0774

300/330 Winnett Ave.

winnett@greenwin.ca

Oakwood/Vaughan

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666 Ontario St.

666ontario@greenwin.ca

Sherbourne/Bloor

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$850

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60 Gloucester St.

60gloucester@greenwin.ca

Yonge/Bloor

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$1000

416-924-0540

95 Jameson Ave.

95jameson@greenwin.ca

Jameson/Lakeshore

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$890

416-531-4511

15/25 Canyon Ave.

canyon@greenwin.ca

Bathurst/Sheppard

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$1050

416-631-9377

25/80 Cosburn Ave.

80cosburn@greenwin.ca

Pape/Cosburn

• • •

$1150

416-467-1880

1639 Bloor St.

1639bloor@greenwin.ca

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$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

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• •

$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

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416-698-5278

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416-691-3514

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416.614.2645

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The power of colour

The colours you choose can dictate the feel of your home – and your mood by yanic simard photos by Brandon Barre

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olour is a multi-billiondollar industry. It is also the most powerful aspect in the design world. It can change the way you’re feeling, stimulate thought, increase your appetite – it’s really quite phenomenal. You’re drawn to colours that you like when you’re shopping for clothing because you know you’ll feel good when you’re wearing them, and the same thing goes for interiors. Statistics show that most people spend about 90 per cent of their time inside, a large portion of which is in their own home. If you live with colours that make you feel good, it will make for a better quality of life. Deciding which direction to take in terms of colour is where many people tend to panic. My advice is to look through several magazines, tear out the pages that have elements you like, put them all in a folder and, once you have at least 20 different style images, analyze the colours that appear most often. This is a great way to get inspired and decide on colours for your own space. Paint Particulars I am very particular about colour selection and when I design a space, I like to keep the walls through any open areas in a consistent hue. My entire place is painted in Benjamin Moore’s OC-23, Classic Grey. It’s a very soothing colour that really adapts to the other colours around it – like a chameleon. It’s a nice hue to wake up to in the morning and to fall asleep to at night. The tone of it varies throughout the day with the amount of light; it’s brighter in the day and much richer in the evening. When you’re choosing your paint colour, remember: it’s just paint. It’s not permanent and can be easily changed if you’re not happy with it. People always forget that you can TheRentersGuide.ca get sample cans from the paint store. Pick up a maximum of three different testers that you like, paint sections of

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each on different walls (or paint large sheets of white Bristol board and stick them up), and live with them for a few days. (If you give yourself more than three options, trust me, you’ll never decide). Then narrow it down to your favourite two, and then finally pick the one. Get Used to It Choosing a colour palette should never be an impulsive decision; you should take time deciding so you know you’ll be comfortable with it. Once you finally do paint the walls, you might still wonder if you selected the right colour. However, keep in mind that you have to give yourself the chance to live with it. Big changes take time to adapt to. For instance, if you’re going from burgundy to off-white you can’t expect to get used to it within the first few hours. No-commitment Pieces Pillows, accessories and other accent pieces give you the chance to have fun with colour, since they’re ‘non-committal.’ I’ve used hints of blue and green throughout my interior. It’s nice to have your entire residence consistent in terms of colour because then you can move pieces from one room to the next and you’ll never have to worry about making sure it coordinates. Just remember that choosing colours for your home won’t happen overnight. It’s a process that starts with getting inspired; the rest will fall into place. It should be fun, not painful. And if you find that you really can’t do it on your own, it’s probably time to hire a good designer to do it for you.

Yanic Simard Yanic is the design editor of New Condo Guide and principal designer of Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Yanic often applies his signature high/ low and old/new combination techniques in developing his unique designs. He has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and appears as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. tidg.ca • facebook.com/yanic.simard • twitter.com/yanicsimard

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Forest Hill Area

Large — Luxurious — Freshly Painted

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LAWRENCE SQUARE LAWRENCE AVE.

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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)

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

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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

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647.317.9235

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Welcome to Metropolitan Apartments, located in the sought-after neighbourhood of Yonge and Lawrence. Steps away from a wide selection of shopping, amenities, recreation and the TTC. Paying homage to its architectural past, Metropolitan Apartments has art deco details and every modern convenience that is in demand today. Ä‘Ĺ?Ĺ?+*0!),+..5Ĺ?1/0+)Ĺ? !/%#*!.Ĺ?'%0$!*/Ĺ? with stainless steel appliances Ä‘Ĺ?Ĺ?.%#%*(Ĺ?$. 3++ Ĺ?"(++.%*#Ĺ?* Ĺ?(//%Ĺ? crown moulding throughout your suite Ä‘Ĺ?Ĺ?00!ÄĄ+"ÄĄ0$!ÄĄ.0Ĺ?"%0*!//Ĺ?.++) 2 bedrooms starting from

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bachelors, one & two bedrooms

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760

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• 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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260

280

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Wellesley St. E. Wellesley St. E. Wellesley St. E.

416.318.8907 416.318.8907 416.317.0956 email: wellesley260@wpsq.ca

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NORTH TORONTO YORK TH’S

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

Call today!

416-628-7164 briarlane.ca

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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

2 & 3 Bedrooms from

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416-628-7166

08205

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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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NORTH TORONTO YORK TH’S

Midtown living has reached new heights

Impeccably refurbished and upgraded by Bryon Patton, one of Toronto’s most renowned designers. • • • • •

Renovated suites, lobby, hallways, elevators, laundry facilities and fitness centre New lighting, ceramics, window coverings, hardwood flooring and dishwashers New bathrooms with marble finishes, new tubs, cabinets and fixtures New swimming pool and basketball half-court Perfectly located, steps from subway, shopping, restaurants and entertainment

1000 /mo*

$

08040

Bachelors from

1 & 2 bedrooms also available

Located: One block west of Mt. Pleasant, south of Eglinton. LEASING OFFICE HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 9 am – 6 pm OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 12 – 5 pm by appointment only

416.485.4342 • www.18brownlow.com 72G

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650 Parliament Wellesley &

Parliament Square

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

Carlton St.

08036

Wellesley st. E.

DVP

Howar d St.

Parliament St.

Yonge St.

Bloor St. E. Sherbourne St.

parliament650@wpsq.ca Wellesley@wpsq.ca Or virtual tour VISIT US: www.gsrentals.ca

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We Speak Your Language Visit Today! Kami ay nakakapagsalita ng inyong wika. Bisitahin ninyo kami ngayon!

Wellesley & Parliament

240,260,280 Wellesley St. E. Great location! TTC, shopping & schools

Ask About Our Move-In Bonus!

DVP access at Sherbourne subway Easy access to Hwy 401 & downtown Great downtown views

Immediate Occupancy Available!

Walk to Allan Gardens & Riverdale Park

Bachelors & 1 Bedrooms starting as low as Bachelors at isang bedrooms na nagmumula sa pinakamababang halaga, mula sa

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825

$

We speak your language. Visit today! Kami ay nakakapagsalita ng inyong wika. Bisitahin ninyo kami ngayon!

416-929-0047 or 416-317-0956 www.gsrentals.ca

by email: wellesley@wpsq.ca 74G

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Rental Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-9pm Fri. 9am - 4pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 4pm


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VICTORIA PARK & DANFORTH

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Where the Subway stops, the living begins! Skywalk to Victoria Park Subway • Onsite Medical Centre, Dentist, Drug Store, Restaurant, Fast Food & other shops! • Onsite Daycare • Minutes to Downtown Toronto • FREE membership to Crescent Town Bachelors, 1, 2 & 3 Fitness Club* with Olympic-Size Pool, Bedrooms Indoor Track, Exercise Facilities

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416-694-8186

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NORTH EAST YORK YORK TH’S

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

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3 bdrms from $1910 Penthouse Suites from $2720

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Call 416.240.6197

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1 bdrms from $1000 + hydro • Walking distance to Bridlewood Mall, 24hr Metro, 4 parks

• In-suite storage/pantry

• 8 schools & 2 libraries nearby

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• Large kitchens/breakfast bar

• Walk-in closets • Air conditioning

• Outdoor pool

416.240.6181 100 Sprucewood Court near Finch and Pharmacy

08151

www.parkproperty.ca

**Limited time only, coupon must be presented at time of application.

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NORTH SCARBOROUGH YORK TH’S

Scarborough

www.hrpm.ca

Call about our

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move-in bonus* ONE & TWO

BDRM SUITES STARTING FROM

$

885

Live the life you imagined. 1 YEAR FREE PARKING*

Kennedy & HWY. 401 1, 11, 20, 30 & 41 Antrim Cres. 416.628.4514 • •

08090

LOCATION • PARKS E-tenant machine in lobby for debit rental payments On-site laundry Schools within walking distance

H & R Property Management Ltd.

Rental office located at 20 Antrim Cres. *Some conditions apply.

82G

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

www.hrpm.ca


NORTH SCARBOROUGH YORK TH’S

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

Move In S pe

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**

08094

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Relax.You’ve just found a great place to live. Birchmount & St. Clair 544, 550 & 552 Birchmount Rd. Jr.1,1, 1,22 & & 33 bdrm suites * $ from

800 795

• Freshly painted suites • Private balconies • Refinished hardwood flooring • New appliances • Ceramic upgrades • Bright, airy main floor laundry • TTC at your door • Walk to Warden subway • Indoor & outdoor parking * Some conditions apply

Newly constructed 550 Birchmount Rd

Hwy 401 & Meadowvale 1 Dean Park Rd. Jr.1, 1, 22 & 3 bdrm suites $ from

915

Townhouses $

1300

• Bright, spacious suites • Modern appliances • Ceramic upgrades • Undeground parking • Easy access to Hwy 401 • Close to parks & Rouge Valley Conservation Area • TTC at your door

from

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NORTH SCARBOROUGH YORK TH’S

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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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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NORTH YORK G.T.ATH’S

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

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08013

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NORTH YORK AJAX TH’S

2 bedroom apartments

08325

Features: Well maintained quiet building Broadloom Full laundry facilities Saunas, exercise room Tennis Tot lot Indoor outdoor play areas Across the street from school, shops, Ajax Rec Centre and Rouge Valley Hospital

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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

• • • •

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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DON MILLS & SHEPPARD

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

416.628.9820 LAWRENCE & JANE

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5 Harding Ave.

15 Harding Ave.

1755 Jane St.

1 & 2 bdrm suites from $849+hydro

1 & 2 bdrm suites from $820+hydro

1 & 2 bdrm suites from $869+hydro

• New rental living • Family-sized suites with balconies • Engineered hardwood floors • On-site management office

• Underground parking • New entrance, balconies, lobby & elevators • Large rooms • Hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout

• Renovated apartments with balconies • Security system in lobby, elevators, rear entrance & garage • TTC at your door

416-248-5800

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Ontario’s #1 Rental Source

AjAx Hwy. 401 & Harwood - 55 Falby Court

$1050

East - D5

88G

West - D5

29G

West - D5

41G

Brampton Glossy

BrAmpton Bramalea & Clark - 15 & 37 Eastbourne

$795

Derry Road & Goreway - 7555 GOREWAY

$695

Dixie & Clark - 9 & 11 Lisa St.

$795

Dixie & Queen - 10 Kensington

$795

laWrence & Kennedy - 51-67 Ardglen

$1095

Queen & Bramalea - 3 & 11 Knightsbridge / 5 Kingcross Rd $980 Steeles W. & Hurontario - 85 Charolais Blvd.

$1005

77 & 95 Pembroke Street

From $699

West - D5

29G

West - D5

29G

West - C6

26G

West - D4

27G

West - D4 60/61G

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

$1010

Victoria Park & Danforth - 7,9,11 Crescent Place

$749

Pape & Danforth - 85 & 95 Gamble Ave.

From $875

20, 30 FONTENAY

$1095

Islington & Bloor - 11 Dunbloor Rd.

$1120

Islington & Dixon - 40 Dixington Cres.

$939

Kipling & Finch - 2737 & 2757 Kipling Ave.

$700

Kipling & Finch - 46 & 50 Panorama

$950

Central - D5 78G

Central - F1

77G

Central - E6

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Etobicoke Glossy

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

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Central - A1 38G

$950

Royal York & Eglinton - 1407 Royal York Rd.

$1095

$1010

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Martin Grove & Eglinton - 10 & 22 Willowridge

Scarlett & Eglinton - 1A & 1B Richview Rd.

Central -

Central - E2

31G

Central - D1 34G

Central - C2 33G

Central - D2 30G

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Hwy. 427 & Burnhamthorpe - 545 The West Mall

From $910

Kipling & Albion - 2667 & 2677 Kipling Ave.

From $1100

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$625

Brown Group

From $993

Central -

58G

Central - N/A

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1177 Bloor St. E

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1423 Mississauga Valley Blvd.

$1157

2645 Battleford Rd.

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3620 Kaneff Crescent

$1035

Cawthra & Dundas - 600 & 620 Lolita Gardens

$999

Dixie & Burnhamthorpe - 1850 Rathburn Rd. E.

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Dixie & Dundas - 1650 Dundas St. E

$1050-$800

Glen Erin & Battleford - 2869 Battleford Rd.

$1241

Glen Erin & Battleford - 6550 Glen Erin Dr.

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Hurontario & BUrnhamthorpe - 1423 Mississauga Valley Blvd. $1160

Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe - 1477 Mississauga Valley Blvd. $1185

Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe - 1547 Mississauga Valley Blvd. $1125

Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe - 30 Elm Dr. E.

$1157

Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe - 3620 Kaneff Cres.

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Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe - 3665 Arista Way

$1180

Hurontario & QEW - 2075 Sherobee Rd.

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Hurontario & QEW - 2076 & 2100 Sherobee Rd.

$1240

Hurontario & QEW - 2170 Sherobee Rd.

$992

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West - E4

40G

West - E4

49G

West - E4

40G

West - E4

40G

West - E4

47G

West - E4

42G

West - E2

26G

West - E4

52G

West - E4

40G

West - E4

55G

West - E4

46G

West - E4

46G

West - E4

50G

West - E4

40G

West - E4

55G

West - E4

43G

West - F4

48G

West - E4

53G

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Ontario’s #1 Rental Source

Hurontario & QEW - 2177 Sherobee Rd.

$937

West - E4

53G

Hurontario & Queensway - 2211 Sherobee Rd.

$998

West - E4

53G

Hurontario & Queensway - 2247 Hurontario

$825

Hurontario & Queensway - 2300 Confederation parkway $1035

West - E4

53G

Hwy. 10 & Burnhamthorpe Rd. E.- 3575 Kaneff Cres.

$1095

West - E4

53G

Ponytrail & Rathburn - 4100 Ponytrail Dr.

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West - E4

42G

Tomken & Dundas - 935 Dundas St. E.

$1232

West - F3

51G

Cawthra & Lakeshore - 1110 Caven St.

From $899

West - F2

67

Hurontario & QEW - 2070 Camilla Rd.

From $730

West - F4

67

Southdown & Lakeshore - 1201 Walden Circle

From $1099

West - F4

65

Central - A4 21G

Central - E4

West - F4 86/87G

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1460 Ghent Ave., Burlington

$925

2441 Finch Ave W.

$899

1577 Lawrence Ave

$950

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2278 & 2360 Weston Rd

$895

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25G

30, 32, 34 St. Dennis Drive

$951

Bathurst & Finch - 120 Torresdale Ave.

$1240

Central - A460/61G

Bathurst & Finch - 300 Antibes Drive

$1275

Central - A4 60/61G

Bathurst & Finch - 623 & 625 Finch Ave. W

$1050

Central - A4 86/87G

Bathurst & Sheppard - 4383 Bathurst St.

$1108

Central - B4

7G

Bathurst & Sheppard - 4415 Bathurst St.

$1108

Bathurst & Sheppard - 569 Sheppard Ave. W.

$1108

Bathurst & Steeles - 155 Antibes Dr.

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Bathurst & Steeles - 5950 Bathurst St.

$895

Don Mills & DVP - 701 Don Mills

$825

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Central -

Central - B4

7G

Central - B4

7G

Central - A4 70G

Central - A4 15G

Central - B6

18G

12G

21G

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Don Mills & Eglinton - 7 & 11 Rochefort

$825

Don Mills & Finch - 20 Esterbrooke Ave.

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Don Mills & Sheppard - 175 Shaughnessy

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3G

Central - D6 18G

Central - B6

9G

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Central - B6

9G

Don Mills & Sheppard - 2980 Don Mills Rd.

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Central - B6

9G

Don Mills & Sheppard - 335 Van Horne Ave.

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Central - B6

9G

Don Mills & Sheppard - 30 Godstone Rd

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B6

9G

Don Mills & York Mills - 100 Graydon Hall Drive

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Central - D6

2G

FOREST SUITES 130 PARKWAY FOREST

$1515

Central - B6

13G

Hwy 400 & Jane - 100 York Gate Blvd.

$900

Central - A4 21G

Jane & Sheppard - 2000 Sheppard Ave. W.

$999

Jane & Steeles - 4750 Jane St.

$829

Keele & Finch - 500 Murray Ross Parkway

$950

Keele & Sheppard - 32-51 Brookwell Dr.

$909

Seeley Estates

$755

Sheppard/ Parkway Forest

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Weston Rd. & Finch - 137 Lindy Lou Rd.

$899

Yonge & Sheppard - 151 Beecroft Rd.

$1390

Yonge & Sheppard - 2, 4, 6 Forest Laneway

$1145

Yonge & Sheppard - 325 Bogert Ave.

$849

66 Parkwoods Village Dr.

From $975

Black Creek & Eglinton - 15 martha eaton Way

From $919

Don Mills & Lawrence - 1001 Lawrence

From $1025

Don Mills & Lawrence - 1071 Don Mills

From $1025

Don Mills & Lawrence - 16 The Donway

From $995

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Central - B3

Central - A3 17G

Central - A3 16G

12G

Central - B3

70G

1G

Central - E4

12G

Central - B5

20G

Central - B5

19G

Central - B5

24G

Central - B6

43

Central -

33

Central - C6

37

Central - D6

39

Central - C6

47

Central - B3

Central - C

17G

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North York Newsprint

$925

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Don Mills & Eglinton - 55 & 65 Wynford Heights Cres.

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Ontario’s #1 Rental Source

Don Mills & Sheppard - 8 Godstone

From $949

Central - B6

42

Don Valley & York Mills - 44 Valleywoods Rd.

From $995

Central - C6

37

DVP & Eglinton - 18 Tinder Cres.

From $875

DVP & lawrence - 50 Underhill

From $1395

DVP & York Mills - 235 Brookbanks

From $1025

Finch & Islington - 35 Duncanwoods Dr.

From $929

Finch & Weston Rd. - 1775 Weston

From $800

Jane & Wilson - 195 Exbury Rd.

From $925

Weston & Hwy. 401 - 2460 Weston Rd.

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Birchmount & Sheppard - 10, 40 & 50 Carabob Crt.

Central - D6

41

Central - C6

35

Central - B6

47

Central - A1

45

Central - C2

43

Central - B2

41

Central - C2

45

$1025

Birchmount & Sheppard - 2350 Birchmount Rd.

Inquire

Birchmount & St. Clair - 544, 550 & 552 Birchmount Rd

$795

Danforth & Eglinton - 1284 Danforth Ave.

$1165

Finch & Pharmacy - 100 Sprucewood Crt.

$1000

Hey 401 & Meadowvale - 1 dean Park Rd

$915

Kennedy & Hwy. 401 - 1, 11, 20, 30, & 41 Antrim Cres.

$885

Midland & Lawrence - 5 Brockley Dr.

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

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Birchmount & Eglinton - 2243 Eglinton

From $799

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

From $882

Birchmount & Sheppard - 20 Carabob Court

From $1049

Birchmount & St. Clair - 560 Birchmount

From $915

Danforth & Eglinton - 10 & 20 Trudelle

From $965

Danforth & Eglinton - 1340, 1350 & 1360 Danforth ave.

From $889

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85G 84G

East - F1

East - E1 86/87G

East - D1

81G

East - D3

84G

East - C3

82G

East - E1

85G

East - F1

85G

East - E1

75

East - D1

83

East - D2

73

East - F1

77

East - E2

77

East - E1

96

East - D1

83G

East - D1

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Eglinton & Birchmount - 2360 Eglinton Ave. E.

From $900

Kingston & Eglinton - 3434 Eglinton

From $879

Kingston & Markham - 40 Parkcrest Dr.

From $995

McCowan & Lawrence - 3125 Lawrence Ave. E.

From $748

Morningside & Ellesmere - 70 Mornelle Crt. Victoria Park & Eglinton - 12 Craigton

East - E1

85

East - E2

73

East - F1

75

East - E2

81

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From $925

N

East -

East - E2

81

East - E1

80

Central -

57G

Scarborough Newsprint

From $879

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Danforth & Eglinton - Danforth estates

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Ontario’s #1 Rental Source

toronto $2500

2837 Yonge St.

$1150

445 Eglinton Ave. W

$1400

55 Emmett ave.

$850

780 Eglinton Ave.

$1300

Avenue & Lawrence W. - 515 Rosewell Ave.

$1496

Bathurst & Eglinton - 630 Vesta Drive

$1195

Bay & Bloor - 1101 Bay St.

$1330

Bay & Dundas - 570 Bay street

$1196

Church & Isabella - 66 Isabella

$1090

Church & Shuter - 167 Church St.

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Church & Wellesley - 85 Wellesley St. E

$995

Davenport & Avenue - 30 - 50 Hillsboro ave.

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Dixon & Islington - 263 & 265 Dixon Rd.

$969

Don Mills & Sheppard - 225 Van Horne

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Dovercourt & Bloor - 730 Dovercourt Rd. Dupont & Spadina - 330 Dupont St.

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67G

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57G

Central -

32G

Central -

57G

Central - C4 60/61G

Central - D4 59G

- C5

$977

$1050

Central - E5 60/61G

Central -

75G

Central - E5

76G

Central - E5

20G

Central - E5

59G

Central - E4

65G

Central -

32G

Central - B6

9G

Central - E4

56G

Central -

59G

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Toronto Glossy

10 Lamport Ave.

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Toronto Glossy

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Marlee & Roselawn - 145 Marlee Ave.

$899

Mount Pleasant & Eglinton - 1000 Mount Pleasant

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Pape & Cosburn - 91 Cosburn Ave.

$1095

$875

Scarlett & Eglinton - 55 Emmett

$850

Spadina & Bloor - 66 Spadina Rd.

$1250

Spadina & Bloor - 70 Spadina Rd.

$995

$1000

Yonge & St. Clair - 125 Lawton Blvd.

$1150

59G

Central - E4

74G

Central - E4

73G

Central - C2 37G

Central -

59G

Central - E5

59G

Central - F4

66G

Central - D3 14G

From $859

Dufferin & Bloor - 919 Dufferin

From $900

Dufferin & King - 1251 King St. W.

From $999

Dufferin & king - 40 & 60 Tyndall Avenue

From $859

Dunn & King - 22 Close Ave.

From $740

Kennedy & Sheppard - 3845 Sheppard Ave. E.

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Lansdowne & Dupont - 1011 Lansdowne Ave.

From $625

Central - D5 59G

Sherbourne & Dundas - 280 Dundas St. E

From $695

Sherbourne & Wellesley - 260 Wellesley St. E.

From $699

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61

West - E3

17

West - E3

29

West - C4

29

West -

27

West - F3

23

West - E3

19

West - E4

19

West - E5

25

West - E5

15

Central - D5 71G

Central - D4 72G

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

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Parliament & Wellesley - 650 Parliament

Bathurst & Lawrence - 6 Drexel Rd./26 - 34 Saranac Blvd. From $860

Toronto Newsprint

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

12

Central - E5

Central - C5 71G

$680

Yonge & Eglinton - 18 Brownlow

Central - D5 71G

Parliament & Wellesley - 260 Wellesley

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

$799

Central - D4 64G

Parliament & Wellesley - 240, 260 & 280 Wellesley St. E. $875

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cityliving

City of Toronto launches blog as resource on heritage conservation districts The City of Toronto is currently studying five potential HCDs, comprising about 2,000 properties. The five areas being studied are: • Historic Yonge Street: Yonge Street between Davenport Road to the north and Carlton Street to the south, including areas west of Yonge Street on Carlton Street, Wellesley Street, St. Joseph Street, St. Nicholas Street and Irwin Avenue. • Garden District: from Allan Gardens south to Moss Park between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets

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he City of Toronto has launched a new blog to help Torontonians learn more about the Heritage Conservation District (HCD) studies and plans happening throughout the city. The blog is called Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto.

“The new blog will be a resource to learn about milestones, events and ways to participate in the heritage conservation district studies and plans currently underway in the city,” said Councillor Peter Milczyn (Ward 5 Etobicoke Lakeshore), Chair of the Planning and Growth Management Committee. “This is an example of how we want Torontonians to be better informed and more engaged in our city.” Each HCD study or plan has a dedicated section in the blog where readers can find detailed background information, study area boundary maps, read community consultation presentations and use feedback forms. The blog also has historic photo galleries and a page dedicated to answering frequently asked questions. “This is a really exciting initiative that creates a meaningful way for us to share our work with the public, while also creating TheRentersGuide.ca a vehicle through which we can collect feedback that will in turn shape our work,” said Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s Chief Planner. The Heritage Conservation Districts in Toronto blog will be updated regularly to ensure that anyone interested in these studies has access to all of the latest information. TheRentersGuide.ca

• St. Lawrence: from Adelaide Street south to the railway corridor, between Yonge and Parliament Streets • Queen Street East: Queen Street East from the Don River to DeGrassi Street • King/Spadina: between University Avenue and Bathurst Street east of Spadina Avenue, the study area runs between Queen and Wellington Streets. West of Spadina Avenue, the study area runs between Adelaide and Front Streets. Each area is subject to two phases of work – an HCD study followed by an HCD plan. HCDs are enclosed by a boundary and designated under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. Once an area receives the HCD designation, the heritage designation helps manage change and growth within the historic neighbourhood. District plans are designated to protect and maintain heritage value and character. More information is available at hcdtoronto.wordpress.com. The blog is maintained by Heritage Preservation Services, City Planning Division. 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 and building a transportation city. For information on nonemergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24TheRentersGuide.ca hours a day, seven days

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• Large-sized suites • Balconies • Beautiful layouts

260 Wellesley St. E. (west side) 416-929-0047

• 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

at Sherbourne Subway

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

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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

Main Floor, Rental Office Hours Mon-Thurs Friday Saturday

November 02 - 16, 2013

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

KEELE ST.

www.thecrossways.com

416-532-3331 Directions: 3 blocks east of High Park (Keele St.) on the northeast corner of Dundas & Bloor.

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DUNDAS

KEELE STATION

BLOOR SUBWAY HIGH PARK

PARKSIDE DRIVE

2340 Dundas St. W.

00866

$

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BLOOR ST. W.

10 MIN. TO DOWNTOWN

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IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY

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

• Safe, secure building • Utilities included

1 BDRM

950

$

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1100

$

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• Well-maintained building

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

• Surveillance cameras

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• Underground parking

• New kitchens, floors & tiles

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1011 LANSDOWNE

• One major intersection north of Bloor St.

• Freshly decorated suites

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• 24 hr. security *Prices subject to change without notice.

416.536.2541 Central G.T.A. — Toronto Unfurnished Apartments

2 impressive locations!

owntown Toronto Walmer Place 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

(416) 922-7268

Rental office located at 360 Bloor, suite 207 November 02 - 16, 2013

Location • Location • Location

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00869

End Your Search Here! 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

(416) 292-0224

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decor

Find the essence of autumn with your décor

A

As temperatures begin to drop and your home becomes more of a haven than ever, adding autumn touches of décor is a great way to get excited about the seasonal transition. Sally Morse, director of creative services for window fashions company, Hunter Douglas, offers the following tips for fall decorating: Natural Accents – Bring fall indoors with you. Because natural elements are earthy and neutralizing they will complement whatever your décor style happens to be. Try filling a vase with dry arrangements or a large bowl with pine cones for a festive and eye-catching centrepiece. Hanging a fall foliage wreath on the outside of your front door is another great way to bring in the new season. Lighting – During the summer months it’s easy to take for granted the TheRentersGuide.ca abundance of natural sunlight. However, as the daylight recedes in the fall months, it’s a good time to start thinking about investing in new window fashions that enhance your natural lighting. One way to do this is with Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings, which feature soft fabric vanes suspended

between sheer fabric facings that work to draw light deep into the room, thus maximizing daylighting efficiency. Layering – Turn your home into a cozy retreat by bringing out the throw blankets to place on couches or on the foot of beds. From hues of burnt orange and forest green to chocolate brown and gold, draw from autumn’s robust colour palette and add throw pillows with rich patterns and colours around the house. NC

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RENOVATED y l e t e l p Com SUITES!

PENTHOUSE Please call for availability

AT

YONGE & GERRARD ACROSS THE STREET FROM RYERSON! • Air conditioned • Heated indoor pool & sauna

JR. 1 BEDROOM

1085

• On-site convenience store

1295

• Security

$

FROM

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• Laundry facilities • Underground parking • Easy access to TTC & Subway

1498

$

FROM

• Minutes to the Eaton Centre, Dominion, theatres & restaurants 00875

40 GERRARD ST. E.

Toronto Unfurnished

BACHELORS

416-977-2921

Utilities Included

SAME DAY APPROVAL!

Central G.T.A. — Toronto Unfurnished Apartments

01591

Bachelors from

$960

1 Bedroom from

$1275

November 02 - 16, 2013

$1781

Asquith Ave.

Sherbourne St.

Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm

2 Bedroom from

Park Rd.

(416) 922-9155

Yonge St.

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

Bloor St. E.

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finances

Financial advice increases your wealth New Canadian research has proven convincingly that having a financial advisor helps people increase their wealth. People who’ve had a financial advisor for four to six years have more than 1½ times the savings of people that do not have an advisor but are similar in all other ways (such as age, income levels, and education). The longer people have had advice, the more their levels of savings improve. Those who’ve have had a financial advisor for seven to 14 years have twice the savings of those who are not receiving advice.

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After 15 years or more, people with financial

t’s been a “chicken and egg” question for years: Do wealthy people seek advice, or does advice increase a person’s wealth?

advisors have closer to three times the savings of those who do not have advisors – mostly because simply having an advisor encourages people to save regularly and save more.

TheRentersGuide.ca That leaves one less “chicken and egg” question for us to ponder.

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Central G.T.A. — Toronto Unfurnished Apartments

Balliol Towers

Address of Distinction

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 • Freshly painted suites • Clean, well-maintained

2 Bedroom

$1,320 from $1,525

from

UTILITIES INCLUDED

Lakeview Towers

King & Dunn

Award Winning Penthouse

3 BEDROOM, 2 STOREY $3,200

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1 Bedroom

including utilities

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nt parks • Short walk to waterfro via TTC • Moments to downtown by lob in • Concierge security • Big balconies • Outdoor pool • Loads of closet space • On-site tuck shop • Close to schools

$735 Jr. 1 Bedroom from $815 from $885 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom from $1,140

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UTILITIES INCLUDED

AMELIN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 01240

Excellence in Apartment & Townhome Living!

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Parking available Air Conditioning Outdoor Pool Close to all amenities Connected to St. Clair Subway Smart Card laundry System

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/month

• Furnished Bachelors • 7 minute walk to Eaton Centre • 5 minute walk to Ryerson & George Brown College • Window coverings • Security • Parking available • Heat, hydro & water included • On-site laundry room

8 MONTHS LEASE ALSO AVAILABLE. CALL FOR DETAILS November 02 - 16, 2013

416-961-1353 *Limited spaces available

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decor We’ve teamed up with paint and wallpaper experts Farrow & Ball to give you an inspiring do-it-yourself drawer project for your home! By SARA DUCK

tips:

This is a great way to put your wallpaper off cuts to use. To add an unexpected twist to your drawers, bold colours and intricate patterns work really well. The pattern will look best if it’s central to the drawer, so bear this in mind when you’re cutting it out.

TOP

drawer the STEPS: 01

Give the inside of your drawer a good wipe to ensure a clean surface.

02 Measure the inside of your drawer. 03 Using your wallpaper off cuts, cut a TheRentersGuide.ca

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

before you start: St Antoine BP947.

Condor Wall Coating Brush by Simms. $6. RONA.CA

$285 per 10m roll. FARROW-BALL.COM

+

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shape to fit.

04 Place or paste your wallpaper into the drawer, and if you’re using paste, leave to dry.

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Detachable Scissors by Henckels.

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Central G.T.A. — Toronto Unfurnished Apartments

Toronto Unfurnished

“OVER $1 MILLION SPENT ON RENOVATIONS”

Phone: 647.977.3340 MetCap Connect: 416.906.6329

Upgraded units

Brand new cabinets in Kitchen, stainless steel appliances, finished floors, newly painted

Bachelor $859

1 Bedrooms $1,069

04514

Standard units

2 Bedrooms $1,329 Utilities included: Heat, Water Hydro extra 2 Elevators Mailbox Laundry On-site Pet friendly

40 & 60 Tyndall Avenue

Recycling program

Secured entry Indoor/Outdoor parking available Apartment Amenities: Fridge / Stove Spacious living room Balconies Hardwood flooring

For further information about our amenities, please visit our website.

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Location! Location! Central G.T.A. — Toronto Unfurnished Apartments

yonge&st. clair 70 Delisle ave.

Bachelor from

925

$

• complimentary locker • immaculate, well-maintained building with friendly staff

• spacious, newly decorated with gleaming hardwood floors

Toronto Toronto Unfurnished Unfurnished

• large balconies

• 2 bdrms include 1.5 baths • card access • walk to subway, great shopping & theatres • discounted parking available

04341

Call sue 416-921-1301 www.3rproperties.com

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Walking distance to shops, CNE, parks, on TTC transit line, hardwood floors

Convenient and Quality Living at your doorstep. You’ll love it! ✓ Newly Renovated Suites ✓ Bright & Spacious

03532

Jr. 1 & King & Dufferin 1 bedroom

999

$

from

✓ Underground Parking ✓ Security

✓ Parquet Flooring

Toronto Unfurnished

✓ Video Surveillance

✓ TTC/ Street Cars

Call to book viewing 1251 KING. ST. W.

416-532-8441

Location! Location! Central G.T.A. — Toronto Unfurnished Apartments

dufferin&bloor 919 Dufferin

Walk to Dufferin SubWay

• walk-in closets

• card access

• steps to mall, theatres & shopping

• steps to subway & ttc

• newly decorated with gleaming

• underground parking avail.

hardwood floors

• well-maintained, clean building

Call Caroline 647-349-5047 www.3rproperties.com

DUPONT

BLOOR

01603

• large, spacious apts

DUFFERIN

900 We pay the hydro $

• complimentary locker

LANSDOWNE

Bachelor starting at

eat-in kitCHen

COLLEGE DUN

DAS

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renters’help

Paint Your Apartment

How to

by Jane Herman

N

othing gives a room a lift like a fresh coat of paint. And changing the colour is the easiest decorating touch in the world. But painting your apartment – even just one

room – is a lot more work than you might imagine. So look into it carefully before you attempt it.

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If you’re contemplating painting your apartment, speak to your landlord first to find out what the company policy is regarding painting, especially if you have a vibrant colour in mind. Many property managers have a schedule for painting their units and yours could be due. Most companies paint all the rooms in a standard neutral colour like an off white, which makes it easier to maintain as well as re-rent. The key to any successful painting project is preparation: Move any furniture in the room away from the walls and cover the floors and all the remaining furniture with plastic or drop cloths. Next, remove any pictures, mirrors, window treatments and electrical light switch plates. Loosen the ceiling plates of hanging light fixtures and cover them as well. Use a mild soap and water solution to wash any surfaces that are soiled or may have an oily residue from hands or cooking. Mask any surfaces not to be painted such as door handles with non-sticky painter’s tape. Clean the baseboards and tape them as well, overlapping the drop cloth. Spot prime any surface markings with a good primer to prevent the stains or marks from bleeding through the finish coat. Sand any rough surfaces with fine sandpaper and remove any sanding dust with a vacuum and damp cloth. Examine wall, ceiling and trim surfaces for nail holes, cracks or other imperfections. Fill the holes with spackling compound and wipe the spatula over the area until smooth. Priming is an important step that many amateur painters think they can forego. Priming helps improve adhesion of the final colour, block flaws and give the finished colour a uniform appearance and maximum sheen – in short, a professional look. The type of primer you’ll need depends on what was on the wall before you start, as well as the colour you want to put on the wall. Painting a lighter colour over a darker one requires a good priming. If you’re painting a dark or vibrant colour over white using a tinted primer can save you coats of paint. Check with your paint dealer to make sure you purchase the right type of primer for your room. It is common to use a gloss or semi gloss for doors and trim, an eggshell or matte for the walls and the least reflective type of paint for the ceiling. Matte paints are more forgiving of flaws on the wall while the higher the gloss the easier it is to clean and wipe down. If you are painting the entire room start with the ceiling and then paint the walls. Begin at a corner of the room, TheRentersGuide.ca using a two to two-and-a-half inch angled brush and apply a three-inch strip of coating along the perimeter where the wall and ceiling meet. If you’re not

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comfortable with this technique, tape the edge with painter’s tape to achieve a perfect line. Do one section of the ceiling at a time. Use a roller to fill in the interior of the ceiling. Pour paint into a tray and slowly roll the roller back and forth to remove excess paint. Roll the width of the ceiling rather than the length. An extension pole will help you reach the ceiling comfortably Using the same technique, paint the walls along the baseboard and around the door and window trim, one wall at a time. Use a two-inch sash brush to paint the window sash, then the rails. Be careful to avoid painting the sash tracks. Leave the sash open until the paint has fully dried, removing any paint from your window panes with a taped razor blade (be careful not to scratch the glass). Fill in the walls will a roller, rolling the paint in a W pattern, and then spreading the paint to fill in. Roll from floor to ceiling to blend and finish each section. Work in small sections so that the paint doesn’t begin to dry before you can fill in the section. Let the first coat dry and then check to see if you need a second coat. Let the walls dry for 24 hours before painting the trim. Apply painter’s tape to the edge of the wall to ensure a clean job. If you make a mistake you can remove the wet paint with a damp rag before it has time to dry. Once you’ve finished painting, you’ll need to clean up, and dispose of any leftover paint. Clean brushes with solvent, squeezing out as much paint and solvent as possible. Rinse the brushes in solvent, then wash in soapy water. Rinse and let dry. Wrap and store in heavy paper. Disassemble the roller and submerge in solvent. When most of the paint has been removed, wash with soap and rinse thoroughly. (If you have used latex paint, substitute soapy water for solvent). You may want to save a small amount of paint for touch-ups. Close the can, mark with masking tape and store under your kitchen sink or in your storage locker. Used paint never gets discarded in the trash or poured down the drain, ensure you dispose of it properly. Your neighbourhood paint dealer can also be of a great deal of assistance and may have some great suggestions. Good luck! 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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North York Unfurnished

04476

1 Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms

November 02 - 16, 2013

$919 $1,159 $1,259

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Location! Location! don mills&lawrence Central G.T.A. — North York Unfurnished Apartments

50 Underhill Dr.

November 02 - 16, 2013

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North York Unfurnished 01227

UNDERHILL DR.

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416-901-7170

LAWRENCE AVE.

VICTORIA PARK AVE.

Call Dorothy

D.V.P.

1,395

Beautiful, immaculate Building SpaciouS eat-in kitchen treed, quiet Setting large BalconieS StepS to Shopping, Skating & Swimming card acceSS enSuite Storage newly decorated with gleaming hardwood floorS ttc in front of Building, eaSy acceSS to dVp puBlic pool & gym within walking diStance

DON MILLS RD.

$

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3 Bedrooms starting at

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Top of the Valley Apartments

best views, best service

44 VALLEYWOODS ROAD Don Valley Parkway &York Mills Rd.

STARTING AT

STARTING AT

STARTING AT

1 Bedrooms

TOTALLY RENOVATED

$1025

2 Bedrooms

(with 1.5 baths)

$1225

3 Bedrooms (with 1.5 baths)

$1425

Hwy. 401

• • • •

Parkway Don Valley

Valley Woods Rd.

Don Mills Rd.

York Mills Rd.

one street east of DVP, south off York Mills

*FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY

• Surveillance cameras • 15 min to downtown, bus at your door, quick access to DVP, 401 & 404, • Walk to shopping • Playground & picnic area • New elevators

647.977.0023

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Short & Long term leases available Spacious redecorated suites Renovated suites also available Fantastic city & park views from spacious balconies • Pet friendly

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don mills&lawrence 1001 lawrence avenue East

great views!

1 & 2 Bedrooms starting at

1,025

$

• steps from ttC, theatre, shopping

on-site laundry

storage lockers

card access

exceptionally clean, well maintained

newly decorated,

00842

D.V.P.

DON MILLS RD.

LAWRENCE AVE.

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decor

Keep your eye on the look, and the price will look after itself

B

e sure of the look you want, and you won’t have to spend big to create a knockout window treatment. Just like clothes – you don’t have to buy Chanel to have the Chanel look.

“If you’ve moved into a new home, you may be on a strict budget for a while”, says Mary Dobson, spokesperson for Levolor Window Fashions in Canada and CityLine guest expert.“But go ahead – dress up the windows any way you want. There’ll always be a budget version of your chosen look.”With help from Dobson, here are a few more pointers: • Pleated shades are making a big comeback right now. They are practical, they come in close to 100 different fabrics, and they offer performance features, all at a price that won’t raise your eyebrows. Imagine using just pleated shades for starters, then as the cash flow improves, dressing them up with drapes and a beautiful rod. • Wood blinds look great and are a favourite. They come in a range of neutral colours and slat sizes. Another choice you have is between real wood and the look of real wood. And, once again, with the passing of time you TheRentersGuide.ca may chose to frame wood blinds with ready-made drapes for a rich, traditional window. Roman shades are perfect for “show-off” windows. Once expensive, because they TheRentersGuide.ca

had to be custom-made, Levolor now makes them far more affordable with over 30 fabrics to choose from. You could select the latest luxury materials or you could select something like a funky stripe for the guest bedroom. “Or look at the simplicity of roller shades, which also come in a variety of fabrics, colours and patterns,”Dobson continued.“I really like Sheerweave—a techno savvy , translucent material that filters light without concealing the view. Get your colours right, create a look that works and your first house guests will wonder whether you won the lottery,”she said.“Your budget doesn’t really matter, it’s all in the TheRentersGuide.ca look of your window.” A closer look at the latest in window fashions is available online at levolor.ca. NC

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What to look for in an apartment By Jane Herman

A

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

W

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.

Packing list by room kiTchen

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Dining room

❏ China cabinet or hutch ❏ Light fixture and lamps ❏ Furniture: tables and chairs TheRentersGuide.ca ❏ ____________ ❏ ____________ ❏ Box numbers for dining room: TheRentersGuide.ca


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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

CDs, videotapes, and so on ❏ Knick knacks and artwork ❏ Lamps ❏ Furniture: couch, chairs, and tables ❏ _____________________________ ❏ _____________________________

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❏ Knick knacks and wall hangings

❏ File cabinets and contents

❏ File cabinets and contents

❏ _____________________________

❏ _____________________________ TheRentersGuide.ca

❏ Box numbers for study/office: ____

❏ 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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• 24 hour security patrol

• Large renovated suites • Freshly decorated suites

• Home to Albion Neighbourhood Services

• Gleaming hardwood floors

• Close to schools, shops, churches, grocery stores, clinics • On-site professional, friendly staff

• Walk-in closets • in-suite storage

• Home to After School Programs from Albion Boys and Girls Club • Home to Youth Dance for Change Steeles Ave. W.

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Ave.

• Bus stop at door

• Home to Pre-School Programs from Rexdale Women’s Centre

Kipling

• surveillance cameras

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Office hours: Monday to sunday 9:00am to 8:00pm

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Loss Prevention

Insurance is great, but prevention is better

T

hey say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Think of insurance as the cure (sort of) to a number of bad things that could happen to you or your family. Yes, if you have a fire or a theft, insurance will help you pick up the pieces. But most people who have lost their homes in a fire — even those with great insurance coverage — will tell you that they would prefer if it had never happened in the first place.

Insurance gives you financial peace of mind. If you have the right coverage, no theft, fire, accident or hurricane can leave you broke. However, there are certain things that insurance cannot fix. For example: If your wedding ring or a priceless family heirloom is stolen in a break-in, insurance may cover the actual market value of the item, but the sentimental value cannot be replaced. If you suffer a fire and all your family photos are destroyed, you will feel a tremendous loss, even though the photos have no TheRentersGuide.ca monetary value. Insurers are in the business of compensating people when they suffer losses. Being so close to so many human tragedies,

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insurers are passionately committed to loss prevention. They know that it is better to avoid suffering than to try to make up for it. If your home is uninhabitable for a period of time, you may need to move to a hotel or even a new, likely furnished, apartment. Some tenant’s policies will cover additional living expenses you incur during this time, such as meals (if you are in a hotel) and extra rent or room charges. Be sure to ask your insurance representative if you have this type of coverage, so that if disaster strikes you can focus on putting your life back together without worrying about the added costs. For more information talk to your insurance representative about your tenants’ insurance needs. The Insurance Bureau of Canada offers information for consumers to help make them aware of their insurance needs and assist them in understanding the types of insurance available. They are the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90 per cent of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more valuable information from the Insurance Bureau of Canada TheRentersGuide.ca please visit www.ibc.ca. Courtesy of the Insurance Bureau of Canada

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

1 Bedroom

• Spacious suites • Close to shopping, schools & TTC

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from

*Plus hydro

Call 416-229-2170 ext. 0 or

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FREE

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from

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E TO B I C O K E LAKESHORE & ISLINGTON & KIPLING HWY. 401

3 Months

95-25th St.

700 $ One Bedroom from 775 $ Two Bedroom from 930 Bachelor from

$

FREE

12 & 14 parking Auburndale Court Two , Three & Four Bedroom Townhomes from

$1175

416.243.4784

SCARBOROUGH MCCOWAN & EGLINTON 50 Trudelle St. One, Two & Three Bedroom from

$875

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FREE

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$865

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foodie

ChiCken with mushrooms and black bean sauce

PreP: 10 mins Cooking: 10-15 mins 2 tbsp

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rice or noodles to serve

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DireCtions: Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan, add the chicken and stir fry over a high heat for five minutes, or until pale golden. Add the garlic, ginger and mushrooms and stir fry for three to four minutes more. Cut the spring onions in half lengthways then each into four-cm lengths; cut the bok choy in half lengthways. Add the onions and bok choy to the pan along with the wine and black beans sauce. Stir fry for two to three minutes, or until the bok choy stems are tender. Serve immediately with rice or noodles. Calories 174, Protein 20.7g, Carbohydrate 4.5g, Fat 7.2g, saturated Fat 1.1g, Fibre 1.5g, salt 1.34g

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saranac park

a p a r t m e n t s 6 Drexel rd. 26-34 saranac Blvd. 1&2 bedrooms from

860

$

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

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DUNDAS & ISLINGTON -Spotless 2 bdrm Apt above Ground in 6 Plex Quiet Lndry facils Adult Building Suitable for Single Person Safe clean Neighbourhood $1200/mo +utils Parking Avail Immed Must see to appreciate 4162364894, (416)587-9148

EGLINTON/DANFORTH rd, 2 -bedrm aprt 3 sep ent, close to 24hrs TTC, hospitals, schools and malls, 1 bath, avail Nov 1st.if move in in Nov, rent is free.$1100 incl parkg and l a u n d . 4 16 - 3 0 5 - 8 9 9 4 , 6 4 7- 3 6 7- 15 4 1

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

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EBS Moving & -Housing Last Minute Bookings Welcome 7 Days A Week/365 Days A Year Clean & Secure Storage Facilities Your Local & Long Distance Movers Fully Equipped MovingTrucks Experienced Movers call 416-744-3000 647-6576683

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Eglinton/Spadina: Newly reno’d -bright creative design 2 bdrm. bsmt. apt., on quiet street, short bus to subway, priv. entr. & drwy., lg. kitch. w. dishwshr., laund. ensuite, jacuzzi, shared bkyrd. Non-smoker pref.; $1250/m. incl., 1st&last & refs. req’d. Avail. Jan. 1st or mid-Dec.(416)3222107 after 2 p.m agi.lukacs@utoronto.ca

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 Untitled 4

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 Untitled 5

FINCH & VICTORIA -PARK 2 Bdrm bsmt apt walkout to backyard. Very Clean. Large Kitchen. Liv room fireplace. Storage Room,Prkg, Close to 404, 407 and 401. Walk to TTC & 15 Min to Finch Subway. Near Seneca college. For Couple or small famlies $1000/mo utils & Internet incl. No Smoke/Pets. Avail Dec 1st (416)528-4155

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BATHURST/SHEPPARD:Brand New- Never -Lived In! PORTRAIT CONDO 2 units available- 543 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom & 622 sq. ft. 1 Bedroom +Den $1350 + Utilities Great Facilities Call Tony 416-845-7355 or Al -416-258-8035

Finch & Sentinel -Large 1 bdrm apt $850/mo Avail Nov 1st & 2 bdrm Penthouse with private roof top patio hardwood floors throughout $1275/mo prkg & all utils included Avail October 15th TTC at your door step walking distance to york University Call. (416)4713444 e-mail mbmanagement@rogers.com

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Eglinton/Warden:Open parking space,best -rates for cars & trucks.Cars stocks & trucks are welcome. Please Call 416-615-2043 for information. Untitled 6

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B AT H U R S T < \ \ > W I L S O N - R esi dential property, for -rent for couple and singles.New,clean and lighted.Private prkg, lndry and entry. Near TTC. $700/month.Avail Immediately.No pets<\\>smoking.MondayFridays (416)398-7028, (416)398-6105

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

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A lot on your plate?

These quick chores won’t make you late Time is very valuable To busy parenTs wiTh acTive lifesTyles. Between work, school and family plans, the big rush to get everything accomplished leaves little time to tackle basic household chores. One room that can often be neglected in all the hustle and bustle is the kitchen, yet it’s also the area of the house where all the activity happens. And when visitors come over, everyone tends to congregate in the kitchen - so it really needs to be an area that you can keep clean without a lot of hassle. To accomplish all the traditional kitchen chores without taking a lot of valuable time, consider these time savers: * Set aside a different area in the house for the collection of mail, school homework and work projects. Because the kitchen is often a gathering area, it’s a good idea to keep these items in another storage area so you can easily use the kitchen to cook when needed. It also makes a quick pick up much easier when unexpected visitors stop by. * Keep food covered in the microwave. A covering - like a dampened paper towel - can help prevent heating food from splattering all over your microwave and leaving a baked-on mess. If you do experience a food spill, clean it up immediately. This will help prevent the need to spend valuable time scraping and scrubbing the microwave to remove these difficult messes later. * Condense dish time. Only run your dishwasher when it is full to save water and energy. You can do this effectively by using Cascade Complete Action Pacs, which remove stuck-on food and greasy messes up to 24 hours later, guaranteed. So let the breakfast and lunch plates sit in the dishwasher until after your dinner without worrying if TheRentersGuide.ca they will get clean. The Cascade Complete Pacs are also powerful enough that you can skip the pre-rinse. Really. You can stop running the faucet and rinsing he dishes before TheRentersGuide.ca you put them in the dishwasher. Just

scrape off any scraps, and put them straight in the dishwasher. Skipping the pre-rinse can save up to 2,600 gallons of water per year (based on 12.5 gallons of water used to pre-rinse, at four loads per week). * Planning can save valuable time. If you plan your family’s meals once a week, and do all the grocery shopping in one trip, you can help save time and money on the purchase of groceries alone. Prepare a list of all the meals you’ll be making, the snacks you’ll need, and don’t forget the breakfast items. From this list, develop a grocery list and then head out to the store. This organization can also help keep your refrigerator cleaner. That’s because food items stored in the fridge will be consumed in

a timely manner, preventing accidental spoilage which could result in a mess to clean up. Making small changes in your kitchen routines - like only running the dish washer when it’s full and not prerinsing dishes, or condensing the number of trips you take to the grocery store each week - also helps improve your environmental footprint, in addition to helping you to save time. And each small change you make as a family helps lead to a big environmental impact.

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QEW & The -West Mall ñ 235 Sherway Gardens Rd (19TH FLOOR) 1+Den $1600/ mo all incl. Chocolate hrdwd flrs & White tiles.1 Bath, ensuite laundry and private balcony. Seeking quiet clean, non-smokers, with no dogs. hiemanst@yahoo.com

St Clair & -Oakwood Clean 2 bdrm apt on upper floor of a Duplex parking, no laundry. Sep entry Close to TTC and Amenities.No pets/smoking Available Immediately. $1050/mo call (416)782-5239

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KEELE/EGLINTON Winter Special, -Newly decorated, 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)910-9950

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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

Don Mills & -Eginton 1 bedroom plus living/dining. Includes parking space. Beautiful Condo 24 Hour concierge, walk to Don Mills shops, restaurants, TTC, close to grocery stores. Beautiful view, in suit lndry, hrdwd floors. Swimming pool & Gym Untitled 14 Avail Nov 1st. (416)400-7202 Kipling-Dixon 2 bdrm+den -Condo For rent $1350/mo all inclusive Parking & Cable Included Avail Immediately NO Pets/smoke Close to all amenities, & TTC 10 min away from Pearson Airport 1st & Last, Ref’s ReUntitled 15 quired call (416)243-2150

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TOP MOVERS HOME -* APARTCentral Houses and Townhouses MENT * OFFICE * LOCAL/LONG DIS- Keele / S heppard : 3 ISLINGTON-DIXON RD - -1bdrm bedroom,main floor. -Avail $850/mo 2bdrm $950/mo H/W floor,

JANE & FINCH -2 bdrm town TANCE MOVING. LOWEST RATE house, close to amenities. Basic AND FREE ESTIMATES. 24 Hrs, Cable, 1 Car Parking $1100/mo + 7 DAYS A WEEK. (416)219-5283 utils Avail Immed. (905)303-9719

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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.

Oct 1st ñ 1250/mth plus utilities.Hardwood floors,appliances, parking, garage, laundry, backyard, freshly painted. Close to subway, shopping, schools. No smoking/pets Call (905)669-2669

very quiet & Prof. Building, balc, lndry prkg, garage, close to amens. Call Linda at 416-735-3191, 416- 2409796, 905-470-2059 and 416-876-9394

ISLINGTON & FINCH-1 -bdrm apt on Main Floor Single Person Only $800/ mo utils included Free Cable No Parking Coin Laundry Across the street No Pets/ Smoke Avail Immed Close to all amenities, TTC,Humber college & York University 1st & Untitled 8 Last Req’d Call (647)606-4098

KEELE & EGLINTON -- Clean 1 & 2 bdrm apts in low rise bldg. Scarlett Rd/Lawrence Freshly painted, refinished floors. Avail ave -West 3 bdrm house for rent, immed. Utils incld. Laundry on-site. (905)832-8310, (416)895-4512 Kitchen, Front room & Dinette Avail call Immed No pets/smoke Call Sarah or Untitled 9 Nick (416)241-8415 or 647-8348131 Untitled 19

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Keele & Sheppard -1 bdrm bsmt apt Dining Area 1 Car Parking. Cenrtal Air Conditioning Close to TTC, Malls & amenities. Avail Immed. $500/ mo utils included Call (416)633-7172

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MARLEE-ROSELAWNBachelor From -$750,1 bedroom From $875 w/ balcony. Prkg & Hydro extra. 5 mins walk to subway. Call JANA (416)780-9795, www.linwood.ca

JARVIS-WELLESLEY1 Bedroom -$882/mo Small Clean quiet bldg in GREAT location Oak hrdwd flrs & on site laundry Close to shops/TTC Call: (416)962-4936, www.linwood.ca

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Keele-Wilson 1 Bdrm -bsmt apt. in Bunglow Fridge.stove 1 Parking. Very Close TTC & Subway Private Entrence Avail Immed $675/mo + hydro. Ask for Fred (416)636-1403 Untitled 11

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 12

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

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

Keele & Wilson -1 & 2 bdrm apts, available in clean, quiet, well maintained, low rise buildings w/ elevator. New floors,parking & appliances Close to shopping & TTC. From $820/ mo & $940/mo Call (416)633-7514

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Contemporary Elegance

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1201 WALDEN CIRCLE MISSISSAUGA

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• PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE DIRECTLY TO CLARKSON GO STATION • SUITES WITH SOLARIUMS • MEMBERSHIP TO PRIVATE FITNESS CLUB INCLUDING SWIMMING POOL, SQUASH COURTS, TENNIS, GYM ETC. • NEW HARDWOOD FLOORING WITH CERAMICS* • WALK TO SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS PARKWAY

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finances

Women

ARE KEY FINANCIAL DRIVERS

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or more than a century the financial services industry has focused on men as the primary target for individual insurance and retirement savings. The tide has changed as women have surpassed men in their educational careers. A Statistics Canada report from 2007 stated that 61.5 per cent of undergraduate degrees and 54.6 per cent of master’s degrees are held by women. As a result, women have become the dominant economic force in our society. According to Mike Aziz, vice president of sales at Desjardins Financial Security, women’s purchasing power extends to all areas because they tend to control of most of these decisions for themselves, their families and other dependents. In fact, women influence: • 91 per cent of home purchases • 80 per cent of health spending • 90 per cent of financial decisions Actually according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, Canadian women control 67.2 per cent of all household spending. That’s a lot of purchasing power in our economy. “What’s interesting is that while many women today are able to assert their TheRentersGuide.ca independence through their lifestyle and career choices, many still find personal financial planning to be very stressful,” said Janey Leslie, a certified financial planner with Desjardins Financial Security. TheRentersGuide.ca “Statistically, women live longer than men,

they play a key role in family care-giving and decision-making, but they are often in a more vulnerable financial position. So, it’s essential that women create a financial plan that can support their current and future needs and lifestyle.” Getting started: • First, think about what you would need financially to protect your family in case of an emergency like an illness or a job loss. • Second, know where your money’s going. Review your budget to identify any wasteful spending and make a goal of paying down your debt once and for all. • Third, create a savings plan for your retirement and for a rainy day • Fourth, review your life insurance coverage. Products like disability insurance, extended medical insurance and critical illness insurance allow you to focus on healing instead of your cash flow.

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DERRY-HWY 25, MILTON -- 3 + 4 Bdrm t/h. Avail immed. 3 bdrms @$1088 + utils. 4 bdrms @$1143 + utils. w/1.5 bath. Near all amens. Large dine-in kitchen. Walk-out patio. 1 prkg incl. (905)276-2581

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OAKVILLE NEAR Dundas/Trafalgar -$ 1595/mo Lovely 3 BR Home, large Liv/Din.Rm with dbl.sided Gas FP, WO bsmt. has finished room, lge. MBR, semi-ens. bath, garage, plus parking for 2 cars,5 Appl, C/Air,C/Vac. Avail Immed Ursula Stuck, Re/ Max Legacy Realty Inc.905-270-8840

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

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Miss. Near. Square -One -Lux. PH -CornerExec.Style 1663 sqft lux condo, totally upgraded, hrdwd flrs. 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ceil, modern Kit./appls. 2 bath spac.rooms, many builtins. must see. great amens, 24hr.conc.3 Prkg $2300/mo all incl. Ursula Stuck, Re/ Max Legacy Realty Inc. 905-270-8840

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APPLEBY LINE & -FAIRVIEW Beautiful home for rent - $1850 all incl. 3 bdrms, 1 bath (with jet tub). hrdwd flrs, Backyard, deck, 2 Car Parking. Pet Friendly, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher and A/C. Cable Extra. Oct 1st. #647-678-3186

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TORBRAM & SANDALWOOD -PKWY Very Spacious & Clean 1 bdrm bsmt apt Seprate Entrence $750/mo All Utilis Included Quiet Neighbourhood, 1 prkg Close to all amenities No pets/No Smoking Avail Immed (905)654-3320, (905)783-3320

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Brampton Hwy10- Steeles -Beautiful Clean Bright Legal big 2 bdrm bsmt apt Sep Entry Own Lndry Storage,new floors ,new paint,new fridge. Den no smoke no dogs close to shopping, schools, hwyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & park $875/mo Avail Nov1st 416-275-6239 (905)455-3412

Airport Area 427/Derry, -Malton 4 & 5 bdrms Two storey townhouse with Garage & Finished Basement, Fenced Backyard, move in Immediately. call (416)561-6840, (416)561-1070 Untitled 24

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NEED A PLACE -TO RENT? Look no further, I will find you the perfect rental accommodation anywhere in Mississauga Just Call Angel Hasanzada, Sales Representative,Century 21, Best Sellers LTD, Brokerage 416-820-8194 Office: 905 273-4211

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Torbram-Bovaird:Furnished Room for -rent in a new house in the upper level.Close to all amens,behind new brampton hospital.No smoking/ pets,avail immi, $450/m.Female tennants only.Call Rose:647-719-1623 or Untitled 23 Mr Singh:647-761-0995 Gore & Ebenezer -, 2 B/R, Ravina, Sep walk out basement, sep entry, kitchen, prkg, living & dining open concept, great view outside, trial, park, creek, school bus comes, go transit, GO PLAZA close, great location, No pets , No Untitled 21 smoking, call 905 915 2255

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I LIke, I TweeT, I PIn, I Do David’s Bridal Poll reveals rising use of social media for Canadian weddings The rules of wedding eTiqueTTe are quickly changing as more couples are using social media for announcing, planning, and celebrating weddings, according to a David’s Bridal poll of 1,262 Canadian brides released recently. With a quarter of those surveyed getting engaged over the holidays (28 per cent), weddings seem ready-made for social media sharing – or oversharing, depending on how you look at it – and we may be seeing more couples logging into Facebook from the ceremony, reception or honeymoon. TheRentersGuide.ca

“Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times for a couple, and it’s only natural that some brides want to share the news and all the details with their friends, family and followers via social media channels,” said Victoria Rucks, district manager at David’s Bridal Canada.“While some brides are more private, our poll shows that social media may be turning a traditional wedding on its head as many use various TheRentersGuide.ca

tools and apps to not only plan their big day, but are also integrating it into their wedding.” With 45 per cent of couples now setting up both special wedding sites and online registries, it’s clear that social media is valuable to those polled. Newly-engaged brides are also turning to social media to get inspired with wedding ideas (62 per cent), source vendors via Facebook (43 per cent), download wedding planning apps (35 per cent) and manage RSVPs online (24 per cent). Ms. Rucks added,“In David’s Bridal stores across the country, we are seeing TheRentersGuide.ca more of our brides seeking social tools for collaboration and inspiration so they can create a personalized wedding

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celebration. Our brand promise begins with helping Canadian brides find the dress of their dreams and it continues with providing a variety of digital tools that support them with everything from budgeting, to sharing photos on Pinterest, to assigning tasks to the bridal party – all while staying connected with friends and family.”

Top Trends for social Brides Aside from helping to plan their weddings, David’s Bridal has pulled together the top trends for how today’s Canadian brides are using social media for everything after saying “yes” until they say,“I do.” The new norm for announcing engagements: When asked about how to share the news of their engagement, the majority of Canadian brides think it is okay to announce via Facebook (68 per cent), email (67 per cent) or text (59 per cent), but they draw the line at Twitter and Instagram as approximately six in 10 thought it was tacky to announce using these media sources. Couples stay online on their Wedding Day: While the majority of brides don’t plan on logging into their social networks on their wedding day (58 per cent), a whopping one in five (21 per cent) plans on staying connected and sharing their news with everyone on the big day. The New Honeymoon: A honeymoon retreat may no longer be a time to disconnect from the world. Surprisingly, one-third of brides plan on logging into their networks during their time away and one in five plans to share status updates. Almost half the brides (43 per cent) are sharing photos of their honeymoons online. Brides update their Facebook status TheRentersGuide.ca quickly: While only five per cent of brides updated their Facebook relationship statuses within minutes

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of saying yes to their fiancés, nearly one in five (18 per cent) did so within hours of getting engaged and another 15 per cent updated the day after. The large majority (43 per cent) updated their status within the week. At the same time, over one third (36 per cent) of newlyweds updated their relationship status on Facebook the day after their wedding. Over half (52 per cent) did so within the week of saying,“I do.” Pinterest is on the rise: While blogs and wedding sites are the most valuable tools for brides as almost all (91 per cent) went online to these sites after getting engaged, Pinterest seems to be an increasingly important resource for Canadians brides. When planning their nuptials 42 per cent pinned photos on wedding boards and 48 per cent used Pinterest sharing boards Sharing the love – and photos: The large majority of brides are anxious to share wedding photos on Facebook, with almost eight out of 10 (79 per cent) planning to do so and 43 per cent are planning on posting honeymoon photos. Other plans for sharing the love include informing guests of wedding registry information (one in five respondents), sharing wedding inspirations (13 per cent) and showcasing the wedding video (11 per cent). Tradition rules for invitations: Brides still like the formality of wedding invitations as almost one in four thinks paper invitations are necessary for all wedding activities. Another half of Canadian brides (47 per cent) have mixed feelings about using paperless invitations. They believe it’s okay for wedding-related activities, like showers and parties, but not for the actual wedding. Only 15 per cent of respondents thought it was totally fine to go completely electronic. Future potential of technology at

weddings: Live streaming of the wedding may be a rising trend for Canadian weddings. While only nine per cent responded that they streamed their wedding to have everyone involved, 30 per cent are open to the idea. You may also see a Twitter station at your next reception, as 14 per cent of respondents said they wished they knew about it or thought of it before. In the coming years, using these technological tools may continue to grow among brides.

about david’s Bridal: With over 60 years of experience dressing women of all ages for life’s special occasions, David’s Bridal understands the importance of providing brides-to-be with a vast selection of exquisitely crafted bridal gowns and bridal party dresses. Known for outstanding value, fashionable designs and the ease of one-stop shopping, there are more than 300 David’s Bridal stores located across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. Working with a knowledgeable bridal consultant, a customer can try on a wide selection of gowns and dresses in her size with the added convenience that most styles are available to take home the same day. davidsbridal.ca 1-877-851-2743.

about david’s Bridal poll: Methodology: An online survey was conducted from November 14th to 26th 2012. Email invitations were sent to a random sample of Canadian brides whose event date in David’s Bridal system was between February and October 2012. A total of 1,262 women responded toTheRentersGuide.ca the survey.


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Birchmount TODAY! & Sheppard

move-in COMMUNITY FEATURES: • Recently renovated building

1 Bedrooms with Den starting from $1049

• Minutes to Warden and Kennedy subway stations

1½ Bedrooms starting from $1075

• Close to Agincourt Mall • Bus to Scarborough Town Centre, Leacock High School minutes away!!

2 Bedrooms with Den starting from $1100 2½ Bedrooms starting from $1200

• Highway Access • Close to Shopping, Grocery / Supermarket, Pharmacy, Restaurants, Movie / Theatre, Elementary School, Middle School & Daycare Center

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Great Place to call Home

2243 Eglinton Avenue East

EGLINTON & BIRCHMOUNT

03556

• Walk to schools & parks • TTC at your door

• Minutes to Kennedy subway • Near Wal-Mart & major stores • NEWLY RENOVATED • Upgraded bathrooms • Freshly painted suites

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• Refinished hardwood floors • Beautifully landscaped

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799 $ 909 $

• Security camera system • Parking & Hydro extra

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10 & 20 Trudelle St.

EGLINTON AVE. E. & DANFORTH ST.

Great Place to call Home

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Birch Towers

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a Favourite Way to Save RRSPS aRen’t juSt foR RetiRement anymoRe B y Gai l Vaz -Ox lade

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here was a time when the only thing a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) was used for was saving for retirement. The advisor-mantras,“Never touch this money” and “An RRSP is a long-term investment” echoed through the pages of the popular press. And, for as long as RRSPs were just for retirement, investing the assets accumulated were a simple exercise in balancing your willingness to take some risk against the kind of return you expected to earn.

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But RRSPs aren’t just for retirement anymore. The government allows you to use your RRSP as a savings plan for a down payment on a home. It allows you to use your RRSP to finance your on-going education. And those who wish to raise a family or go on sabbatical have long employed the RRSP as an income-averaging tool. It’s even used as an emergency fund by those who have suddenly found themselves unemployed. It would be fair to say that the RRSP has become Canadians’ favourite savings account. The problem with an RRSP being all things to all people is that its wider scope, its greater flexibility, its move from a hands-off-don’t-ever-touch-the-money retirement plan to a you-can-use-itwhenever-you-can-justify-it savings account is that the process of identifying your investment strategy has become more complex. Most people say they don’t have enough money to maximize their RRSP and set aside a non-registered emergency fund, which at least in part, explains the overlap between retirement savings and other types of savings that often takes place within an RRSP. One of the first questions you have to ask yourself when you’re trying to choose investments for your RRSP is,“When am I going to use this money?”If you’re using a portion of your RRSP savings as your emergency fund, then you’ll need to keep that portion of the RRSP assets fairly liquid so you can get at the money if an emergency arises. And if you’re going to tap your RRSP within the next year or three to buy a home, that money isn’t destined for long-term investment. You’ve got a short- to medium-term investment horizon and must choose investments that suit. So you’ll have to forgo equities in favour of a more conservative investment portfolio. Since you don’t have the time to wait out the bumps in the road that are part of the equity-investment experience, you’ll have to settle for less return.

TheRentersGuide.ca Being clear on how you plan to use your RRSP dollars is especially important when those dollars are being contributed to a spousal plan or the contributing

spouse could find money withdrawn from that plan taxed in his or her hands. That’s because the rules for withdrawals from a spousal RRSP state that if money is taken from a spousal plan within three calendar years of a contribution to ANY spousal RRSP, that money could be taxable in the hands of the original contributor. And that of course would completely defeat the income-averaging strategy the couple had set out to use. Make spousal contributions by the end of the calendar year, as opposed to the first 60 days of the new year since spousal contributions are measured on a calendar year basis. If you delay your contribution until January, you’ll end up extending the withdrawal period by another calendar year. If you’ve recently lost your job, you may be thinking of using your RRSP as a source of income while you search for another. That can be a good plan, particularly where you received a severance that is eligible for rollover to an RRSP. Keep a portion of any severance you’ve rolled to your RRSP fairly liquid until your probation period (at a new job) is over. Did you get laid off late in the year? Try to hold off taking withdrawals from your RRSP until the new year if you think you may be in a lower tax bracket. Most advisors agree you should rollover as much of your severance as you’re eligible to. For those people who have more severance than rollover room, this would be the time to catch up all that carry-forward room. Perhaps the toughest part about using your RRSP for myriad purposes is keeping track of which of your RRSP dollars are for what. Here, consolidation may work against you. Instead, consider opening up a separate RRSP for each of your purposes and file your statements based on what you’re trying to accomplish. So all those Bank of Montreal statements would go in your “Home Ownership RRSP”, while your TD Canada Trust statements would go to your “Retirement RRSP.”Separate accounts will not only help you stay focused on the purpose for which you are saving, it will allow you to keep your time horizon in perspective.

As you get closer to your objective for that plan your investment horizon changes and so, too, should your asset mix. If you’re planning to return to school seven years down the road, you might remix your portfolio at the five-year, three-year, and one-year marks. Finally, while the money in your RRSP is your money and you get to decide how to spend it, it’s important not to sacrifice your long-term goals for short-term ones. It’s easy to get focused on a single objective to the exclusion of all others. But to be balanced, you need to be taking a look at what you want your savings to do for you long-term, as well as shortand medium-term. So, if you’re saving for a home, instead of putting this year’s total RRSP contribution into your“Home Ownership RRSP,”consider dividing it equally between home ownership and retirement. Yes, it will take a little longer to get into your dream home. But when you do, you won’t be behind the eight ball in terms of retirement planning.

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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Location! Location! East G.T.A. — Scarborough Unfurnished Apartments

victoria park&eglinton 12 Craigton

1 bedrooms starting at $

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McCowan Rd. & Lawrence Ave. E.

3125 Lawrence Ave. E. BACHELORS

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Stretch your meal ideas

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with mozzarella

heese is a staple in the diets of many Canadians and thanks to the wide variety of options available, is easily incorporated into everyday meals and snacks. Some cheeses, such as stretch mozzarella, have unique melting and stretching abilities that help create a memorable dish to share with friends and family. With many uses beyond traditional Italian fare, here are some tips for enjoying stretch mozzarella with your next meal. Start with the best. Amongst all the different types of mozzarella, the best type for cooking is â&#x20AC;&#x153;stretch mozzarella,â&#x20AC;? such as Mozzarellissima by Saputo. With a mild, buttery flavour and superior melting and stretching ability, it will take-on and enhance the flavour of many dishes. Mexican, Italian-style. Replace cheddar with stretch mozzarella in Mexican lasagna, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas to put a new twist on these fiesta favourites. Soup it up. Sprinkle shredded stretch mozzarella on your favourite soup and enjoy the buttery strings of cheese with every spoonful. Hamburger al formaggio. Topping your burger with a slice of Mozzarellissima adds a melt-in-your-mouth quality, and enhances the flavour of burger toppings.

TheRentersGuide.ca Update a classic comfort. Grilled cheese is a favourite with kids of all ages. Next time add a slice of stretch mozzarella to turn this perennial crowd-pleasing sandwich into a

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Teach financial discipline

in your household

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hether it’s welcoming home your adult child after graduation day or helping them pay off their credit card, parents feel the need to help their grown kids financially well into adulthood, which coupled with personal payments, retirement savings, and even elder care, can put a strain on anyone’s finances.

“High youth unemployment and increasing post-secondary education costs means many young people are more likely to rely financially on their parents well into adulthood,” says John Tracy, a senior vice president at TD Canada Trust. “As a parent, you want to help if your children are struggling financially, but it’s important your support does not compromise your own financial stability and retirement savings goals.” Tracy provides his advice on how boomer parents can practice tough love when it comes to family finances: • Get a plan and budget accordingly – Visit a financial advisor to develop a plan. With this plan in place, you will know how much TheRentersGuide.ca you need to save every week to help achieve your dream retirement. Refer to your plan before lending a financial hand to your children. Remember, your kids have decades left in the workforce to earn money, but you TheRentersGuide.ca likely do not.

• Pay yourself first – It’s vital that you prioritize retirement savings in your peak earning years, so you have enough saved to help live the lifestyle you want when you retire. Remember, if you can’t support yourself in retirement, then you risk shifting the financial strain onto your children instead. To make saving easier, consider automating your savings with a regular, pre-authorized transfer into your RSP. • Have open and honest conversations – It can be difficult talking about money, but it’s harder if you avoid it. Don’t assume that you are on the same page as your adult children. Be clear on what you are and are not willing to support financially. For example, if your child has moved back home, will they be responsible for paying rent or covering any household expenses?

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Neilson & 401 -3 bdrm bsmt apt, 2 baths Sep entrence avail Immed Private $1150/mo Utils & prkg included (416)903-1796

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Westney Rd-Hwy 2: -2 bdrm condo on 4th floor, 2 baths. New Laminant floors balcony facing Southeast. En Suite laundry.Locker 1 car parking. $1450/mo incls utils. Avail Nov 1st 2013 call (416)854-7548

NEILSON/401-1 Bdrm bsmt -apt. Living/dining, kitchen. 3 pc bath. Sep entry.Laundry facils.Close to TTC & Mall. Avail Oct 1st.$800/month incls utils. No Smoking/Pets. (416)208-5275

East Houses and Townhouses Mrakham/Lawrence:Clean 3 bdrm -bunglaow,2 bath,freshly painted. Close toTTC,shopping & schools.No smoking/pets.$1350/monthlyplus utilities.Avail immediately.416-459-4555 (416)261-4263

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SHEPPARD & BIRCHMOUNT -Newly painted 2 bdrm bsmt apt $800 +1/3 utils Very clean, Close to public school all amenities. Cable TV & internet included. Avail Immed. No pets/smoking call (416)909-5096

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Meadowvale/Sheppard:Beautiful & large -3 bdrm detached house,all hardwood,2200 sq ft,2.5 bath,5 appliances,2 car garage.No smoking/pets.One min to 401.Suits executive couple.TTC at door step.$1800/monthly + utilities.Whole house $3300/monthly + utilities.Avail Nov 1st.Short term possible.416-834-8393. (647)403-8778

DANFORTH/WARDEN-3 bdrm bsmt -apt, $1000 + utils, parking, fridge/stove.First/last reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d.No pets. Call Mon-Fri. 9am-3pm, after hrs. leave message. (416)615-2043

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Eglinton & Bellamy. -Near GO Transit and TTC. 2-Bedroom $984.00. 3-Bedroom $1,035.00. Call Brenda @416-266-0640, or email brucklandfoundation@rogers.com for more info.

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Eglinton/Midland Spacious 1bdrm+ -den bsmt apt 1 bath $750/ mo all inclusive Sep Entry 1 Prkg No pets/smoke Close to all amentiies Transit, Subway & Go Train Avail Immed call (647)247-2181, (416)625-7554

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Neilson & Finch -East Bright 2 bdrm Walk out bsmt apt No smoking, no pets, $800/mo Utils Cable, hi-speed internet Included (Rent negotiable) Street Parking TTC at door. First/Last required (416)889-9942

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Warden/Finch Beautiful 1 -bdrm bsmt apt. Ground level. Full bath. Eat in kitchen, living room, hardwood floors. Digital Cable, Laundry & Parking. No Pets/Smoking. $800/month utils included. Avail Immed (416)499-5355 Kingston Rd-Harwood Ave: -Semi furnished, ground level, bachelor apt, sep entry. Single, working person. Avail November 1st. TV cable & internet avail. Bus at doorstep. Walk to all amens. $675/mo incls utls. No smoking/ Untitled 27 pets Call (905)683-4643 Morningside & Guildwood -Prkwy: 1 Bdrm bsmt apt. Sep entry. 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, new appls, incls utils, hi-spd internet, cable, parking & Laundry. TTC at front door. GO closeby. Suits 1 or 2 people. Avail immed. $850/mo. Call (416)429-9134 or Email: Untitled 28 mridouttgreene@yahoo.ca Morningside-Hwy 401: 1 -large bedroom basement apartment. (NEW) Close to TTC, shopping, and school. Includes parking, laundry, and cable.$700 + (negotiable).Looking for Working person or a couple. No smoking/pets. Available Immed. Untitled 29 647-352-8330,416-724-9890.

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The Southside of

Morocco Smoothie

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refreshing twist on the traditional breakfast smoothie, this drink uses Moroccan inspired flavours to create a deliciously uplifting beverage thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure to brighten up any morning.

Makes 1 serving ingredients 3 strawberries 2 oz (30 mL) pomegranate juice 5 mint leaves 3/4 oz (20 mL) fresh lime juice 3/4 oz (20 mL) agave syrup (1:1 ratio with water) 1 slice fresh ginger 1 pinch cayenne pepper 1-2 tbsp (5-10 mL) almond butter directions: Add each ingredient to a blender or food processor and mix until well blended. Serve in a glass, with or without ice, and garnish with a mint sprig. For a slushy texture, blend ingredients with ice or substitute with frozen strawberries. NC

NutritioNal iNformatioN: Per Serving Calories 158 kcals Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 79.8 mg Protein 8.9 g Sugar 3 g Fat 9.8 g Saturated fat 1.7 g Mono fat 14.3 g Poly fat 2 g Carbohydrates 18 g Calcium 51.9 g Magnesium 54.9 g

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KEELE & MAJORMACKENZIE -(MAPLE) 2nd floor with Balcony 3 bdrm apt 2 bath, kitchen 3 Appls + Lndry Facils, Large Backyard 1200 Sq. Ft 2 car prkg, Close to all amenties Walking Distance to TTC, Go Station ViVA Transit at Door $1550/mo+ utils (905)832-2415

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/mth (416)801-3521

PINE VALLEY-HWY 7-1700 -Sqft new 3 bedroom raised bungalow. 3 Full bathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 4 appls, family, living, dining, Fire Place A/C, window coverings. Near amens. Credit check. No pets. $1700+ utils. Avail November 1st (905)856Untitled 42 3764, (416)277-9367

Bathurst/Actinson:Newly renovated 1 -bdrm appt,1 bath,parking.Close to all ammenities.$770/monthly utilities included. Avail immediately. (905)764-3965

Richmond Hill/BayView/ Crosby:3 bdrm -main floor in a quiet residential area, living & dinning room, hardwood flooring,full bath,A/C, 5 appliances, separate entrance.Close to all ammenities.Avail Immediately.No pets/smoking.$1300/ monthly plus utilities.call (905)886-6329

Hwy 7 & -PineValley1 large bsmt apt, for 1 or 2 people, extra clean, utilities included, pets/smokeilson/Finch - Lrg. no 1 bdrm. ing, 1 prkg, close to all amens, sep bsmt. avail of house, full (905)856-7574 bath, entry, immed.

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n/Islington,(416) all/plaza. 656-3581. Ossington/Davenp JANE/TESTON RD 1 -bdrm bsmt apt e for rent, 2 e parking dbedroom r ospao $600/mo Immed b 1two car , f/p Avail in large en living cious windows, full bath, b akitchentte, s include e mvery en Everything 2 full baths, close to York transit, Schools & ameni+. Call Don $975. apt., Call after 5p $675 ties peaceful area call (905)303-7889 827-9409.

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nymede/St Untitled 38 Lakeshore/Kipling, lar air, large Leslie/Hwy 7:21 1/2 bdrm -2 bath room, baths, ful condo floor,approximate 1000 elor 10th apt. w/4 new appliances, sq feetbalcony,corner unit,Storageh i l a bcony lspot.Close e overlooking . to Hwy 407,404,7 Lake locker,parking & go train.No pets/smoking.5 appliances in-3 wait! (905) 483-8 e to Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all427/Dundas, apt. fo cluded.1600/monthlybdrm. utilities included.Avail mNov e n i 18th.(647)400-6773 t i e s .rent, f/p, air Untitled 39 con 2 ful Anne atditioning, Markham-Steeles 1 bdrm baths, $1050+ -bsmt apt $650/mo Includes, Furniture, 504-5920. Jane & Steeles, 2 Judith bdrm. (905) apt., Call Washer/dryer, cable lndry & hydro Close

to Shopping, TTC, YRT,Schools & ameceiling fans, very bright & nities Sep Entry No pets/smoke Avail cious, $1000 incl. Gary, (416) Immed (905)201-6238, (416)824-4255 Bloor/Landsdowne Untitled 40 4587.

bdrm., share kitc sep. bathrm., avail. 1st. Call (905) 827-9

RICHMONDHILL YONGE & -WELDRICK Basement Apartment, Right off Yonge Street, close to transit & Shopping. Clean 2 bdrm, Lrge Kitchen. Sep entry,Incl lndry,cable, Internet & prkg, Suitable for Family, Best Location Avail Immed $1175/ Untitled 41 mo Call (647)618-0890

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finances

Three steps to get back on

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ver the last several years, boomers who could retire are choosing instead to keep working. Some people prefer to stay active and engaged by tackling new challenges. But for others, this trend is truly financial: they either can’t afford retirement or they need more time to get back on track financially.

“Retired people today are living longer, more dynamic lives. So it’s important to have a solid financial plan for retirement,” says Michael Aziz, regional vice-president of sales investment products at Desjardins Financial Security. “Today, mature workers are often working well into their 80s. This provides them with a great opportunity to solidify their retirement plans, ensuring that their transition is financially sound.”

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Since retirement can last up to 30 years for the average retiree, following these easy steps will help boomers become better prepared:

1

Estate planning. Preparing an estate plan is an important way to ensure that family and beneficiaries are taken care of financially. This plan protects savings against inheritance and probate taxes.

2

Fine tuning the retirement income strategy. At the age of 71, retirees must collapse their RSP accounts into a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF). Since asset preservation is critical, it’s very important to carefully select a RRIF product that offers growth and flexibility.

3

Worry-free retirement funds. The Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit (GLWB) product pays the contract holder a guaranteed and predictable retirement income for life, based on the age at which the first withdrawal is made. This means that investors have the flexibility to choose when withdrawals are made in order to maximize the guaranteed income they would like to receive.

“By implementing these essential strategies, they will find that their transition into retirement will be built on a solid financial foundation,” says Aziz.“And this truly is the secret to a happy and prosperous future.”

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Room For Rent Weston rd/ L a w ren c e : F urnished room -in an appt,cable.$375/ monthly.Close to all ammenities. No smoking/pets. (416)242-5656

Room For Rent

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Untitled 57

Don Mills & -Steeles Single Person Only on 1st floor Fully Furnished bachelor apt. Sep entrance. Close to TTC, Schools & Shops. Laundry, 1 Parking, Cable. $800/mo util included. First/Last Required. Avail Immed.No smoking/ Untitled 17 pets. Call (416)491-4507

WESTON RD/SHEPPARD Room -for rent. Quiet area.utils included. Sep entry Liv/din room kitchen, no laundry.Cable included Close to TTC, & amenities.No Smoking/Pets Male pref’d Avail Nov 1st $440/mo.647-692-6758 (647)996-0509

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bedroom apartment utilities included. $9 eilson/Finch - Lrg. 1 bdrm. month. (416) 7 bsmt. of house,Call full bath, g. 3984. kitchen, separate

Untitled 58

Finch/Neilson: fully furnished, -cozy large room. Very clean and quiet home. Utils incld. Close to all amens & TTC. Ideal for working person.Avail immediate. (416)321-0518 Untitled 46

KEELE & EGLINTON-Large, -Bright rooms for rent in clean quiet house. Close to all amenities. $380/ mo$400/month. Avail Immediately or Nov 1st Call (416)230-4410 Untitled 47

LAUGHTON & ST -CLAIR:Room for rent.$500/monthly utils included. Avail Immed call :416-903-1796

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MARKHAM & ELLESMERE -Room for rent in big ranch style bunglow 1bdrm Don Mill Shared Kitchen & bathroom Very clean, trance. Walk to Sheppard, quiet. Parking, laundry, & utils incl’d. $420/ n/Islington,(416) all/plaza. 656-3581. Ossington/Davenp No Pet/Smoking. Working Person e for rent, 2 e dbedroom r o o month. two , f/p in large b Pref’d Avail immediately.(416)898-7543

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

en living 2 full baths, +. Call Don 827-9409.

b a s include emen Everything $975. apt., Call after 5p Martingrove/Albion $675 9092. (416) 760-39 -Furnished bdrm in a town

Untitled 49

1 large house,shared accomodation,laundry,cable.Close to humber college and albion mall. $475/monthly utilities included.No smoking/pets No parking.Students welcome.Avail immed 416-740-8328 Untitled 50 (647)705-2051, (647)778-7245

nymede/St Lakeshore/Kipling, lar air, large room, 1 1/2 baths, ful elor w/4 apt. new appliances, h i l a bcony l e overlooking . Lake Furwait! (905) 483-83 McCowan-Steeles:2 e to Don’t all427/Dundas, bdrm. apt. fo nished rooms -Shared kitchen m e n i t i e s .rent, f/p, air con and bath. Laundry. Close to TTC. Maor elderlyperson & students only. Anne atditioning, 2 ful ture baths, $1050+ Avail now. $450-$500/monthly incls utils. 504-5920. Jane & Steeles, 2 Judith bdrm. (905) apt., No smoking/pets.Call 647-761-6960,416Call ceiling fans, very bright & cious, $1000 incl. Gary, (416) Bloor/Landsdowne 4587.

918-5047,647-761-1563.

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Neilson & Sheppard -Large furnished rooms $450/mo Clean & quiet home. 2 minutes to Transit. Available Immed Call: (416)220-3316

bdrm., share kitc sep. bathrm., avail. 1st. Call (905) 827-9 North

Untitled 53

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PAPE & DANFORTH --Room for rent. $460/mo.Utilities included.Shared kitchen and bath.No smoking/pets. Close to subway.Avail Immed.Call (647)499-6232

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RATHBURN/WEST MALL (Etobicoke)- -Rooms For rent 1 bathroom Quiet respectful condo. Close to all amens, TV/cable, TTC, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, & gym, tennis court, hot top, sauna, security, A/C $480/mo utils Untitled 55 included (416)695-8949

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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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York,JANE/WILSON - Large 1 room,separate entrance,not shared.$500/ monthl y . 6 4 7 - 7 1 9 0930,416-249-5900 -

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BROCK & 401 -in Pickering -Unfurnished room in a bsmt,shared kitchen & bath.1 parking avail.$495/ monthly.First/last req’d.No smoking/ pets.Avail immediately.Preffered working male.Call George:416-556-6935 or Richard:647-765-2896

BAYVIEW & MAJOR -MACKENZIE Free accomodation Small Salary in exchange for some child care,ideal for mother & Infant/Senior Welcome Avail Immediately call (905)883-3691, (416)702-1262 Untitled 44

Brimley/FinchFurnished Room -available No smoking/pets, shared kitchen and bath attractive area, Avail Immed. Working person prefer’d. Call to inquire.416-321-9188.(416)748-5557 Untitled 45

WESTON RD & -RUTHERFORD Small studio apt in a basement, totally furnished, parking, utilities included. $700/monthly Avail immediately.Call (416)903-1796

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Furnished Apartments Altona/Sheppard Pickering Furnished, -1 bdrm. basement apt. Separate entrance. Utilities, Laundry, Cable & 1 Parking. No Smoking/Pets. $800/mo First/Last + Refs. Quiet. Avail. Immed. (905)492-0610


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PreP time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutes makes: 24 bars ingredients:

direCtions makes 8 servings In large bowl whisk together flour, bran, flax, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, if using and salt.

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whole wheat flour 1/2 cup (125 mL) wheat bran 1/4 cup (50 mL) ground flax 1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder

In another bowl, whisk together applesauce, brown sugar, eggs and oil. Pour over flour mixture and stir until moistened.

2 tsp (10 mL) cinnamon

Scrape batter into greased and parchment

1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg

paper lined 13 x 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;inch baking pan and

Pinch cloves (optional)

spread evenly. Bake in 350 F oven for about

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35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in

2 cups (500 mL) unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar

centre comes out clean. Let cool completely and cut into bars.

2 eggs

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favourite shapes for the kids.

NutritioNal iNformatioN: Per serving

Calories 96 cal Protein 2 g Cholesterol 16 mg Total Fat 4 g Sat. Fat 0 g Carbohydrates 14 g Fibre 2 g Protein 2 g

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Potassium 94 mg

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