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Community Profile: Vaughan

As the 18th largest city in Canada and the second largest city in York Region, Vaughan is a bustling city with much to offer its residents. Situated on the northern border of Toronto, Vaughan links the GTA to the rural northern part of York Region. The city’s location between the urban space of Toronto and…

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Community Profile: Barrie

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Situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, the City of Barrie is a welcoming central Ontario city that offers comfortable urban living at the gateway to the serene wilderness of Georgian Bay and Northern Ontario. This growing city has a strong sense of community and a great deal to offer its residents. Outlined here…

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Frank Leo’s Community Profile: Ajax

The Town of Ajax is a suburban community nestled between the City of Pickering and the Town of Whitby, offering a modern, well-planned community for GTA residents who want to avoid the bustle of urban living.  It has a great deal to offer its residents including quiet suburban living, spacious homes, abundant greenspace, all just…

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Community Profile: Pickering

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Located on the eastern border of the City of Toronto, picturesque Pickering provides residents with the convenience of big city living plus the privacy and access to nature only a suburban population centre can offer. While Toronto and all of its amenities are just a short trip away, Pickering has its own assortment of pleasant…

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Indoor Visits Allowed at Ontario Long-Term Care Homes

The Ford Government has announced that Ontario’s long term care homes will resume their indoor visits on Wednesday. Precautions will be in effect and visitors will be required to abide by the regulations.  Visits will only take place in long term care homes where there are no active COVID-19 cases. Visitors will need to have…

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Alberta sees COVID-19 cases spike and experts are worried.

Since April, one of the Highest daily increases in Alberta of active COVID-19 cases has put infectious disease experts, doctors, and politicians on edge. Over the past four days, new cases jumped by 509, bringing the province to a total of 1,193 active cases.  Sixteen regions in the province are now under a “watch” designation,…

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COVID-19: What’s happening around the world on Tuesday

President of the United States Donald Trump recognized a “big flare-up” of coronavirus cases, but divisions between the White House and Senate Republicans posed a challenge for a new federal aid package with the U.S. crisis worsening and emergency relief is about to expire. The political stakes of providing support to the American economy are…

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Canadian Poll Suggests Parents Want Masks in Schools

In a new poll taken by parents of school-aged children, two-thirds reported that they thought children returning to school in the fall should wear masks most of the time.  41% of parents who took the new poll on the COVID-19 pandemic which was created by the Association for Canadian Studies said kids should be required…

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COVID-19 Numbers Reach Highest Level Since Late June

Ontario’s Covid-19 cases have spiked to their highest level since late June. The 0.5% jump from Monday’s 135 new cases sent the total number above what Ontario was experiencing in late June. 203 new cases were reported on Tuesday morning, which brought the lab-confirmed cases to 37,942 in the province. Health Minister Christine Elliott tweeted…

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Raptors’ Nick Nurse Donates $25K to Music Teacher

Following the end of the school year, Mississauga teacher Julia Jung stayed in contact with her students at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School. Jang encouraged students to continue learning and organized a student cover over the song “years in the making” by The Arkells, a band from Hamilton. A video of the cover was shared…

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Mendocino to Close Stores Under the Insolvency Act

On July 14, Mendocino Clothing Co. filed a notice of intention under the Canadian bankruptcy law to begin plans to close stores. The retailer will instead focus on online orders and eCommerce.  According to documents posted on the KSV Kofman Inc. website TD Bank as a secured creditor is owed $2.69 million. Mendocino owes an…

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Teen Creates Walking Tour App To Raise Funds For Food Banks

University student Jayden Daniel has created a walking tour app called “Walking App” which allows Torontonians to explore their neighborhoods’ history, architecture, and culture.  Having a hard time finding work during the pandemic, Daniel was inspired to apply himself by creating a walking app that could help spread a sense of community while raising money…

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Soccer’s Prestigious Ballon d’Or to be Withheld.

Due to the coronavirus disrupting the soccer season, the prestigious Ballon d’Or won’t be awarded this year. The Ballon d’Or has been awarded each year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews received the first one in 1956. In recent times Lionel Messi has won it six times, only once more than his longtime rival…

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Ontario Place Reopens To Host Festivals And Events

This summer, the Ontario Government plans to reopen Ontario Place to host events and festivals. Due to COVID-19, events and festivals which were cancelled in Ontario have led to losses of nearly 20 billion in revenue. To reopen Ontario Place the Ontario government has pledged $20 Million. On Monday afternoon the announcement was made by…

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Covid-19 Vaccine Prompts Immune Response in Early Tests U.K. Tests

Experimental coronavirus vaccines have been shown to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who took the vaccine, the Oxford University reports. Back in April, English researchers first began testing the vaccine with about 1,000 people. While early trials are typically designed to evaluate safety, experts were also looking to see what kind…

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U.A.E. Launches Mission to Mars

On Monday, the United Arab Emirates launched its first mission to Mars as it aims to develop its technological and scientific capabilities and reduce its reliance on oil. The Hope Probe blasted off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center at 1:58 a.m. UAE time/ (21:58 GMT Sunday) on its seven-month mission to Mars where it will…

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The Bahamas Ban Visitors, Canada Among Exceptions.

The Government of Bahamas is prohibiting travelers from entering the country as of July 22, 2020. The effort is to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the Caribbean Nation. Only the United Kingdom, European Union, and Canada are the few countries whose citizens are exempt from the ban and allowed to enter the country. According…

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Wage-subsidy program to pass in House by the government of Trudeau.

As the House of Commons meets today the Liberals work to pass a bill to extend their wage-subsidy program. One component of the bill is a payment to people with disabilities. The payments of up to $600 for people with disabilities and the court extensions were elements of a bill the Liberals couldn’t get through…

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Tory Urges Enforcement Of COVID-19 Regulation in Bars & Restaurant.

On Sunday, Toronto Mayor John Tory made a statement that implored the enforcement of additional rules imposed on restaurants and bars. Tory is urging Doug Ford to take further action to ensure public safety and stop the spread of COVID-19.  These new rules are intended to help track the spread of the virus as well…

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Entering Into Stage 3, Open Houses Are Resuming.

With Ontario entering into stage 3, some provinces allow open houses to resume with rules and regulations being placed due to the ongoing global pandemic. Before showcasing their houses, homeowners need to sanitize their homes before viewings to ensure safety and homes will have washing stations. Both potential homeowners and sellers need to sign waivers…

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Walmart Invests $3.5B in Canadian Stores & Online Commerce

Walmart Canada announced a $3.5 billion investment aimed at enhancing its online commerce and stores. The investment includes plans to open two new distribution centres in the Greater Toronto Area and Surrey, B.C.. Walmart Canada will also be renovating 150 of its 400 stores in Canada over the next five years. In addition to the…

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More Ontario Regions Advancing to Stage 3 This Friday

Several Ontario regions will advance to Stage 3 of the Province’s plan to reopen this Friday. However, Toronto, Peel, and Windsor will remain on stage 2, CTV News Toronto reported.  Niagara, Durham, Halton, Lambton, Hamilton, Haldimand-Norfolk, and York will get the green light to enter Stage 3 this Friday. However, Toronto, Peel, and Windsor-Essex will…

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Is Your Cat In Pain? Learn To Identify The Warning Signs.

Paulo Steagall, a veterinarian and his team recently revealed a way to assess pain-induced behavior in felines. In comparison with dogs, cats have a different way to communicate their pain.  Scientists observed the felines when brought into the vet clinics to understand there different states of discomfort after procedures or during visits. Steagall and his team…

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Ipsos poll reports that 85 percent of Canadians believe dishonest CERB users should be punished.

Canadians understand the importance of the emergency grant program during COVID-19, but they want to see more actions taken towards all the dishonest claims made.  According to an Ipsos poll taken from July 8-10 for the Global News, most Canadians understand that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit helped about 86 percent of people from experiencing…

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The Nissan Ariya is now a Tesla Model Y competitor.

The Nissan Ariya, an eclectic SUV with an advanced driving system, is finally coming to the U.S. late next year, after catching everyone’s eyes at the Tokyo Motor Show. Until now, the Leaf, Nissan’s well known first all-electric vehicle was the extend of its EV lineup.  On Wednesday, Nissan finally unveiled the Ariya, and it…

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With A Slow Decline In COVID-19 Cases, The City Of Toronto Announced 199 Community Centre Will Reopen

With Ontario moving forward into stage 3, The City Of Toronto is reopening 199 community centres starting on Monday. Certain parts of the community centre will be in use with restrictions being implemented. The gyms, active areas, kitchens, studios, saunas, and whirlpools will be closed due to health and safety guidelines.  The City of Toronto…

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Man survives Bear attack in his own kitchen.

As a man heard a commotion inside his Aspen home, where he was staying with his children on Friday morning, he automatically knew something was wrong.  Dave Chernosky spoke to CNN to tell his story. “I laid in bed thinking, I really hope this isn’t a bear, I figured it probably was, but I was…

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Canada’s Health charities are hit with historic revenue loss during the pandemic

Canada’s health charities are raising less than half of their standard funds this year due to COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, many in-person events that charities rely on for fundraising have been canceled. The financial hit means delays in disease research and less support for people who benefit from the charities. The Health Charities Coalition…

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Heavy storms expected in Ontario with tornado risks in Niagara Region.

Heat and thunderstorms are set to come back to the south part of Ontario by the end of the week, after getting a quick break. A frontal boundary could start severe thunderstorms across the south of Ontario on Thursday, with the possibility of tornadoes in the Niagara region where strong winds will be present. The…

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A Lenders’ Bid is said to be accepted by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has restructured under Canadian protection, and has accepted a recapitalization offer from lenders. The ad hoc committee of creditors, presented a “credit bid” in order to restart the how they would need to inject at least $300 million of new capital into the live-performance company. Read more HERE

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Private island in Ireland sells for $6 million after buyer views video tour.

An island off the coast of Ireland has been sold for over $6.3 million, after buyer saw video tour over WhatsApp of the island with three beaches, seven houses, and a large variety of natural wildlife. The island named Horse Island, has a total of 157 acres of land that stretches all the way to…

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Apple comes out victorious over $14.9 billion Irish Tax Bill.

Apple Inc. has come out victorious in the court battle over 13 billion euro Irish tax bill. This is a blow to European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s repression on fiscal help for companies. The decision was made on Wednesday by the EU’s court. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s explained the objection towards the…

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Posthaste: The Pandemic is effect Canadians differently – here’s how.

The Pandemic is effecting Canadians differently based on a study that has shown 60% of Western Canadians and 56% in the Atlantic are ready to resume their regular duties. 70% of Ontarians have express they are comfortable shopping at local groceries versus 86% in the West. “As the crisis continues, it will further exacerbate three…

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Mandatory masks indoors has been made official in Quebec.

Anyone under the age of 12 will be required to wear a face mask indoors as Quebec is the first province to make it mandatory. Business will be fined $400-$6000 if their customers violate these rules. Quebec Premier Francois Legault says “It’s not fun to wear a mask, but it’s essential to avoid going backwards.”…

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Tens of millions are still needed by the TDSB to make sure to have a secure return in September.

Ford government’s guidelines for opening schools up in September, can have a damage of about $250 million for the Toronto District School Board. Some of the results include making school days shorter and not providing French to students. Education Minister Stephen Lecce recommended 15 students per teacher when he introduced the possibility of hybrid learning…

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Rent prices to drop in Toronto for its consecutive fourth month.

Toronto rent prices keep dropping this month, despite that rules around COVID-19 have been slowly lifted and we try to get back to normal. The July 2020 National Rent Report was just released and it explains how the median price for a one bedroom apartment in the city of Toronto is around $2063 per month….

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visitations at long-term care homes in Ontario are bing increased.

According to the Toronto Sun, Ontario is making it more accessible for family and friends to pay a visit to their family members in care homes. Beginning Wednesday the regulations for visits to care home patients have become flexible. From now on visitors won’t have to verify that they have taken a COVID-19 test in…

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Toronto to go through hard times if no help is provided to pay $1.9 billion bill.

Budget estimates that were erased this Tuesday explain that the city’s invoice for the handling of COVID-19 will surpass almost $2 billion by the end of this year. The budget reports estimates that the city will have a $1.9 billion budget deficit if the government doesn’t help.

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Child care directors request for the sector to reopen completely.

Child care directors in Ontario are requesting for the province to let the sector reopen completely in September. Six female directors explain that a government plan that restrains capacity can cause some centers to shit down. The province was planning to raise the number of kids that are allowed in a daycare centre starting July…

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Tension increases for a plan for schools to reopen as Ontario enters stage 3

Stage 3 reinstatement measures have increased calls from Ontario parents, teachers, and public health officials for a plan to help get all children back in school this September. The decisions that the government made to  lift some of the COVID-19 rules on bars, letting them resume assisting consumers inside establishments starting this Friday with some…

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Campsites are booking up fast this summer after demand spikes.

As restrictions are loosen cottage owners and campsites in eastern Ontario are seeing surge in bookings. So if you haven’t booked your stay, it might be too late. On June 5th Ontario allowed short term rentals to continue. The owner of Ottawa Valley Cottage Rentals Randy Clough rents his properties near Calabogie, Ont., west of Ottawa, and…

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As Cinemas start to reopen, some are choosing to do the opposite.

As stage 3 starts this means cinemas can start reopening, but they are only allowed to let 50 people at a time, no matter how many screens the cinema holds. As One Ottawa cinema is preparing to open once stage 3 begins, there is another that has made a decision to keep the curtains closed,…

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Ontario’s State of Emergency to be Extended

Ontario’s state of emergency, which began at the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, is currently set to expire on July 15th. The government is expected to table a motion which extends the state of emergency another 7 days to July 24th. The Premier’s office seeks to make sure there is no gap between…

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VIA Rail Will Temporarily Lay Off 1,000 Unionized Employees

Effective July 24, VIA Rail Union Employees to be temporarily laid off in an effort to save money, and offset costs according to news reports.

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Ford Government Tables Sweeping ‘Economic Recovery’ Bill

The omnibus bill, called the COVID-19 Recovery Act, presents changes to 20 current pieces of legislation from various public sectors. These include municipalities, schools, and the justice system. Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark says that some of the intended impacts will be to increase consumer protections and address unemployment, the CBC reports.

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Canada’s Deficit Projected to Grow to $343 Billion Following Covid-19 Pandemic

Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic will be considerable. The 2020-2021 deficit is expected to swell up to $343 billion according to CP24.

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Suspensions for Children in Grade 3 and Below Will Be Banned

According to news reports, the practice of suspending children between junior kindergarten to Grade 3, disproportionately impacting Black students, will be banned in Ontario.

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Today’s Coronavirus News: Face Masks Now Mandatory in Enclosed Public Places in Toronto

The city of Toronto voted in the new bylaw that makes masks mandatory starting today with some exceptions for children under 2 and individuals who can’t wear a mask due to health reasons according to news outlet.

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Bank Commits $150 Million as Part of Big Diversity Push

RBC initiatives aim to improve racial diversity and “aims to increase the proportion of non-white executives to 30 per cent from 20 per cent, Canada’s biggest lender said on Monday,” as reported by the Financial Post.

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Home Prices in Toronto Up Nearly 12% Compared to Last Year

Rebounding home sales as buyer confidence improves as Ontario begins to reopen as reported by CP24.

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Unions Want Grocery Chains to Continue Paying $2 Extra Per Hour

Union leaders tell MPs that grocery chains should not cut pay because the COVID-19 Pandemic is still here, Globe and Mail reports.

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Ontario Government Plans To Ban Academic And Applied Courses.

To fight systematic racism, the Ontario government decided that all high schools are banning “applied” and “academic” courses to incorporate a more inclusive learning environment. Students will have the ability to be equals and have more options to achieve their goals. A unique organization called people for Education, Annie Kidder, questions whether combining a more…

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Ford’s Plan To Recover The Province’s Finances With Fast-Track Solutions.

The Ontario Government is creating a solution to better our economy by creating more transit systems with plans to merge with communities in York Region and The City Of Toronto.  During Covid-19 the province’s finances were plummeting. To recuperate it Premier Doug Ford created a solution by fast-tracking the construction and transit systems.  According to…

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A Giant Pig Unexpectedly Crashes A Party.

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Kevin Lowe and his wife Cindy Lowe had a surprise visitor when a Ginormous pig named Tina managed to escape from its electric fence and found its way to their anniversary party. Kevin and Cindy Lowe not knowing where the pig came from immediately posted on social media to find its…

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A Alberta Man Helps Rescue Eagle.

A family from Alberta, Brett Bacon, and his family were cruising on the lake heading back home from visiting a friend’s house when they spotted a giant eagle.  While some eagles are able to fly when slightly submerged in water. Bacon realized that this eagle was not able to fly nor swim due to the fact…

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The NHL Proceeds With Protocols Before Continuing The Season.

For The NHL to proceed its season, Bill Daly, the Deputy Commissioner declared that before continuing, Protocols and agreements have to be put in place.  Training will begin on July 13th, with the approval of the league. According to news outlets, before proceeding with the season all parties of the league both governors and players…

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Tornado Hits Three local Areas In Southern Saskatchewan.

On Saturday afternoon, in southwestern Saskatchewan, three tornadoes were reported near Kincaid, the hamlet of Glenabin and near Assiniboia hitting within an hour apart from each other.  The tornado was followed by intense winds, rainfall, and hail. Local news reports that no damages were made in connection with the Three tornadoes

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In The City Of Toronto, Two Houses Were Reported On Fire.

In the city of Toronto, 2 houses in Trinity-Bellwoods reported a fire. The fire began in a resident’s backyard on Manning Avenue spreading towards another house on Dundas street. According to new sources, both Dundas Street West and Manning Avenue were temporarily closed for further investigation.

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Starting Monday, Tickets Are Being Sent Out Due To New Photo Radars In The GTA.

Starting July 6th, radar cameras are posted across the GTA to promote safe driving. The radar camera is set up to enforce the public to stop speeding in hopes that it will reduce traffic-related incidents.  According to local news, the radar cameras were installed towards the end of January for a 90 day trial period, and…

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Ontario Courts Back In Session.

Ontario CourtHouses are reopening in moderation with hopes that by November 1st all courthouses will be open.  Due to health and safety regulations, College Park courthouse in Toronto and the Guelph courthouse are not open. According to news sources due to COVID-19 individuals will be questioned and required to wear masks before entering the courthouse.

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Anticipated Raptors First Game Against The Houston Rockets.

The Toronto Raptors will be opening up their first game against the Houston Rockets on July 24th. They will continue their schedule facing Portland on July 26 and Phoenix on July 28.   According to news sources the NBA released the scrimmage schedule on Saturday.

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Drive-In… Visit the New Drive-In Vincent Van Gogh museum.

Due to coronavirus, exhibits, and shows in most museums are temporarily closed. In this case, Curators of the Vincent Van Gogh exhibit creatively planned and organized a solution to implement a safe environment for all visitors.   Local News outlets are announcing that visitors are able to view the Van Gogh exhibit by car or regulated…

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Frank Leo Discusses Investing in a New Condo vs. Buying an Existing Unit

In this short video Frank Leo discusses the pros and cons of investing in a new condominium project vs. buying a unit in an existing building, tax repercussions, and how to weigh the risks of both options. To take advantage of Frank Leo’s real estate expertise, contact us directly by calling (416)917-5466 or send us a message…

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Scott McGillivray Trusts Frank Leo’s Real Estate Advice

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In uncertain times, the real estate market doesn’t stop moving. Now more than ever people need an experienced, authoritative source of advice to turn to. Watch this short video in which Scott McGillivray describes why he trusts Frank Leo’s real estate experience. Scott explains that Frank Leo is the Toronto real estate agent with the…

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Frank Leo Weighs In On Toronto’s Real Estate Market [June 2020]

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With recent events putting stress on the economy world-wide, Frank Leo weighs in on what Frank Leo & Associates have been seeing in the Toronto real estate market. In this short video, Frank covers how the market has been performing over the last month and provides some concise advise about buying & selling real estate…

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Markham Community Profile From Frank Leo & Associates

Markham, Ontario is the expansive north eastern suburb of the GTA that includes both a dense urban centre and more rural peripheral communities.  Known as “The High-Tech Capital” for being host to numerous multinational corporations and over 1,000 technology companies, Markham nevertheless maintains a quiet and comfortable atmosphere for a city of its size.  Read…

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Brampton Community Profile From Frank Leo & Associates

As Ontario’s 4th largest city, Brampton is a Toronto suburb which gives its diverse residents access to big city amenities without compromising too much on personal space. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Brampton if you’re considering buying property here, selling your home and relocating, or simply interested in this vibrant…

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Toronto Neighbourhood Profile: Richmond Hill Community & Neighbourhood Profile From Frank Leo & Associates

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Although it’s only a recent motto, “A Little North, A Little Nice” deftly captures the spirit of life in Richmond Hill since its early inception.  Located in the southern part of York Region and containing a population of nearly 200,000, Richmond Hill is one of the GTA’s popular commuter suburbs that combines a slower pace…

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Newmarket, Ontario: Neighbourhood and Real Estate Profile from Frank Leo & Associates

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For 200 years people have been living in and passing through what we now call Newmarket, and while initially it’s big appeal was the Holland River which allowed people to travel between Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario, today we can enjoy the same trip via the 404 Expressway connecting Barrie and the GTA.  It’s comforting…

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Parkdale Toronto Neighbourhood Profile From Frank Leo & Associates: Compiled From Years of Experience Buying & Selling Real Estate in Toronto & The GTA

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Toronto’s vibrant Parkdale neighbourhood is packed with different cultures, highly-walkable streets, and a range of Victorian and Georgian Revival homes. It exemplifies the Canadian experience with a modern population living among heritage buildings, all served by chic local shops, restaurants, boutiques, and art spaces. Explore one of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods with our neighbourhood guide, covering…

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Danforth Village Toronto Neighbourhood Profile From Frank Leo & Associates

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Welcome To Danforth East, East York’s Village in a City East Danforth, also known as Danforth Village or “The Danny”, is a burgeoning neighbourhood in the east end of Toronto. While the abundance of open green spaces is a refreshing recreational reprieve for its residents, the rustic retro brick buildings from the Massey Estate and…

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How Selling Your Home Too Fast Can Cost You. Don’t Sell Without the Right Marketing!

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How Selling Your Home Too Fast Can Cost You. Don’t Sell Without the Right Marketing! Everyone wants to sell their homes for top dollar. Not everyone succeeds.  The good news? It’s absolutely possible as long as you don’t make the mistake of selling too fast without proper marketing.  Selling quickly can seem like such an…

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Roncesvalles Toronto Neighbourhood Profile From Frank Leo & Associates

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Click on one of the headings in the table of contents to jump directly to that section.  Introduction History of Roncesvalles Landmarks & Notable Features Things To Do In Roncesvalles Public Transportation Meet The Neighbours Local Culture Real Estate In Roncesvalles Geography Residential Amenities Employment Walkability Greenspace Dog Parks Welcome To Roncesvalles Known locally as…

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Mimico Toronto Neighbourhood Profile From Frank Leo & Associates

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Click on one of the headings in the table of contents to jump directly to that section.  Introduction History of Mimico Landmarks & Notable Features Things To Do In Mimico Public Transportation Meet The Neighbours Local Culture Real Estate In Mimico Geography Residential Amenities Employment Walkability Greenspace Dog Parks Welcome To Mimico, Etobicoke’s Waterfront Community…

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Downsizing in Toronto & The GTA: A Real Estate Guide From Frank Leo & Associates

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Downsizing crosses the minds of many Canadians in the later stages of life because of the potential financial benefits and lifestyle improvements it can provide. When the kids have left the nest and work life is winding down moving to smaller property can seem like the obvious move, yet there are many Canadians who are…

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The Beaches Toronto Neighbourhood Profile From Frank Leo & Associates

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Click on one of the headings in the table of contents to jump directly to that section.  Introduction History of The Beaches Landmarks & Notable Features Things To Do In The Beaches Public Transportation Demographics Local Culture Real Estate In The Beaches Geography Residential Amenities Employment Walkability Greenspace Dog Parks Welcome To The Beaches, Toronto’s…

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The Definitive Guide To Deciding Whether A House or Condominium is Right For You – From Frank Leo & Associates

The real estate market is constantly in flux with prices going up and down and a whole media industry sensationalizing the latest developments, so it’s tough enough finding the right property especially if you’re not certain about what you’re looking for. Homeownership in the classic sense is just that – owning your own house –…

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Why Your Real Estate Agent Is So Important & How Making The Wrong Selection Can Cost You Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars!

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Your choice of realtor can and will impact how long your home sits on the market & why you shouldn’t choose a realtor solely based on suggested listing price & commission fee charged alone. There’s a right buyer out there for every home. Whether it’s a penthouse condo or a starter home, your property is…

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Dealing with Separation or Possible Divorce? These Steps Will Save You Money & Aggravation When Selling Your Home

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Any couple who finds themselves in the unfortunate position of separating or divorcing faces a multitude of difficulties, so taking the aggravation out of handling the sale of the mutual home can be a major factor in cutting out stress. Most ex-couples have enough to worry about already without that addition of even more legal…

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Finding The Best Real Estate Agent in Toronto & the GTA to Buy or Sell Property

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There’s no shortage of “the best Toronto & GTA realtors to sell or buy.” At least that’s what they’d have you believe. Although there are plenty of realtors in Toronto & The GTA contending to be the best for buying or selling a home in Toronto & GTA, there can only be one, well, #1. …

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How To Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal When You’re Selling Your Home in Toronto

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Since your home only gets one chance to make a first impression that will make potential buyer’s say, “I want to call that place home,” nailing your home’s curb appeal is at the top of mind for many Toronto & GTA home sellers.  Most potential homebuyers are going to see your home’s facade first –…

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Has Your Toronto or GTA Home Listing Expired & Now You’re Getting Realtors Calling You & Knocking on Your Door?

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When you put your home on the market with a real estate broker you give your agent permission to create a listing for the property on a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The listing contract you have with the agent gives them exclusive rights to sell your property for the period of time outlined in the…

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Home Seller’s Checklist: What You Should Take Care of Before Selling Your Home in Toronto or The GTA

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Selling your home in Toronto or The GTA requires planning, organization, and more work than many people realize. This home seller’s checklist will help you keep track of all the tasks that need to be done when selling your home in Toronto or The GTA. To deal with the workload and ensure everything runs smoothly…

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How Do You Sell A Home in Toronto or The GTA For Top Dollar Without Intrusive Open Houses? Learn How From Frank Leo, The #1 RE/MAX Agent in The World*

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Entertaining guests is one thing, but for most people the only strangers they want in their homes are plus ones at a party. So why is it taken for granted that you need an open house to sell your home in Toronto & The GTA? Many people go as far as having multiple open houses hoping…

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Thinking of Selling Your Home in Toronto or The GTA? Avoid These 4 Major Deal Breakers For Home Buyers and Maximize Your Chance of Getting Top Dollar Value for Your Property

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Everyone has their personal preferences when it comes to how their homes look and feel. That’s part of what makes a house feel like home.  Despite these preferences being very personal and subjective there are common deal breakers that are likely to turn most people away even if the house is a good fit for…

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Advice For Millennials Thinking of Buying a House In Toronto Or The GTA From Frank Leo, The #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent in the World

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With almost 65% of millennials saving money with the intent of buying a house in Toronto or elsewhere, we want to provide first-time homebuyers with the best possible advice and insights when it comes to what could be the largest financial decision of a lifetime. Taking the right approach when investing in Toronto real estate…

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Toronto & GTA Real Estate: A Strong Place to Invest When It Comes to Real Estate Investment in Canada

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The Toronto & GTA Real Estate market just saw a major jump. The Toronto real estate statistics released by the Canadian Real Estate Board for this summer show a major upswing when it comes to housing sales. The increase is drawing even more attention to one of Canada’s top cities for Real Estate investment. In…

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Frank Leo’s Net Worth Tips For Toronto & GTA Real Estate

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Regardless of the state of Canada’s economy, global markets, or the stock market, protecting your net worth can be a wise course of action. In this Frank Leo Net Worth tips article we’ll cover how Toronto & GTA Real Estate can not only protect your wealth from shrinking and protect from inflation, but even generate…

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Frank Leo’s Net Worth Tips – Building Your Home Equity With Real Estate in Toronto & The GTA

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If you’ve heard the phrase, “building home equity,” but not sure what it means it can be summarized like this: your home equity is the “amount” of your home you actually own. It’s the difference between the amount you owe on the mortgage loan and what your home is currently worth. For example: Let’s say…

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When Selling Your Home, Trust the Advice That Frank Leo, The #1 RE/MAX Agent in the World*, Has Learned Over 3 Decades of Experience Selling Billions of Dollars Worth of Properties in Toronto & The GTA

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If you’re considering selling your home in Toronto, the first impression it makes on a potential buyer can make or break the sale. Whether they see an MLS listing for your home or pass it on the street, it has to draw them in and make them wish they lived there. According to a 2011…

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What Does It Take To Become the #1 RE/MAX Agent In the World?* Selling A Home For $1M Over Asking is a Good Place to Start

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For 3 decades, Frank Leo has served Toronto & The GTA by helping 1000’s of people get their houses, condos, and properties sold for top dollar value. Frank Leo has become the #1 RE/MAX Agent in the World by using his comprehensive understanding of the Toronto real estate market to consistently sell homes at top…

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Your Guide To Buying Your First Home in Toronto & The GTA From Frank Leo The #1 RE/MAX Agent in The World*

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So you’re thinking of buying a home in Toronto or the GTA. As what could be the largest financial decision you will make in your lifetime, there’s no room for uncertainty when it comes to buying your first home.  You’ve come to the right place for expert insights into the process of buying a house in…

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Selling Your Home in Toronto: Working With Frank Leo, The #1 RE/MAX Agent in the World*, and How Frank Became #1 By Getting Clients’ Homes Sold in Toronto, Guaranteed

As a homeowner selling your property in Toronto & The GTA, what do you stand to gain by working with the #1 RE/MAX Agent in The World? Your bottom line is finding the right buyer and getting your home sold for top dollar value, and Frank Leo can help you do just that. In order…

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Sell Your Home With One of the Top Realtors in Canada

Why Frank Leo and his team of Toronto & GTA realtors are your best bet. How has Frank Leo become one of the top realtors in Canada and the World? Simple, the ability to garner mass exposure for your home with his guaranteed home selling system. His support staff of Toronto & GTA real estate…

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5 Signs That You Have Found The Right Toronto Realtor To Sell Your Home

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The right real estate agent will alleviate stress and maximize value. Deciding to sell your home unboxes a whole new world of uncertainty and doubt. Especially since selling your home is something you’ve likely never had to do before. Deciding to sell is easy, but getting the most value for your home is enough to…

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Open Houses Are Ineffective

Now let’s get serious about selling your Toronto and GTA home. Just like the milkman, the payphone, and ketchup bottles that are not inherently upside down,  open houses are becoming outdated when it comes to marketing your Toronto home. Why are they becoming outdated? They have been proven to simply be ineffective, reaching only a…

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Selling Your GTA Home? Why The Time Is Right

While many GTA homeowners have been ecstatic watching the value of their home rise steadily over the past decade, it’s important to know this historic climb will not last forever. The Toronto real estate market is at the highest it’s ever been, and it is rather unrealistic to expect those numbers to continue growing forever….

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Seller’s Advice – Pricing Strategies for Selling Your Home

For most Canadians, their home is their most important asset. As the population continues to climb and home inventory continues to shrink, the GTA is becoming an even stronger seller’s market. However, it’s important to remember that just because other homes are selling for a higher than average price in your neighbourhood, you’re not guaranteed…

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Toronto Houses: What you should be looking for

Looking through the images of Toronto homes for sale on a website can give you a good sense of what you’re buying. However, it’s not until you’re actually inside the house, do you get the full picture. When you walk into a house, you may be focused on checking out a few key things. While…

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Home Buyers Advice: Why It’s A Great Idea to Buy a GTA Home Now

Many Canadians are poised with the dilemma of renting in the short-term or leaping into ownership. Conventional wisdom would say of course it’s better to invest in a property for the future. While that is true, many renters think holding off on buying a new home is a more economically sound decision. However, the perfect…

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Why an Experienced Realtor Should Conduct Your Toronto Home Evaluation

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  When you are committed to selling your home, condo or loft in Toronto, many sellers can soon find themselves in trouble. Time and time again sellers get the wrong impression of the value of their home using inadvisable home value estimation techniques and that could lead to overestimating the price or even letting the…

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Sellers Advice: How to Stage Your Home

From boosting your curb appeal to creating a more welcoming indoor atmosphere, your home should be looking it’s best when attracting potential sellers. In order to sell your home faster, we have highlighted some strategies and key advice to help you best showcase your property. The Outside – The First Impression With nearly 90% of…

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Sellers Advice: Avoid These Common Selling Mistakes

Selling a home can be one of the most time-consuming and emotionally taxing times in a person’s life – especially for first time home sellers. The simple truth is the best home realtor will understand and appreciate what you are going through, and knows how to make the process a whole lot easier. Since you’ve…

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