Five For Friday

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     It’s roundup time!  Let’s take a look back at some of the more interesting articles, videos, and photos that popped up over the past two weeks… 

#5.  Photos Of The Supermoon Above Toronto

Five For Friday Photo     On the 20th, Derek Flack of blogTO posted a choice selection of photos of Saturday’s supermoon.  Stunning photos aside, I think David did a good job of summing up this rare natural wonder when he wrote, “Impressive, yes. Jaw-droppingly amazing, not so much.”  Read the full article here.

#4.  Green Roofs Toronto

Five For Friday Photo     On the 15th, Jessica Lemieux of Spacing Toronto took a look at some of the city’s best know green roofs.  The ESRI building, Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Hugh Garner Co-op, and our very own City Hall were featured.  Read the full article here.

#3.  Despite Stress, No Crash Seen In Housing

Five For Friday Photo     On the 14th, Steve Ladurantaye of the Globe and Mail outlined a number of reasons why, despite signs of stress, the Canadian real estate market won’t crash.  Read the full article here.

#2.  World’s Richest Man Buys Manhattan’s Most Expensive Townhouse

Five For Friday Photo     On The 17th, Cliff Peskin of BuzzBuzzHome wrote about the recent $44 million sale of a 20,000 square foot Manhattan townhouse.  Listed in the spring of 2010 for $50 million, the property was finally purchased by a man named Carlos Slim Helu (he holds the #1 seat on Forbes’ “Richest People” list).  Read the full article here.

#1.  Nostalgia Tripping: Canada’s First Subway System

Five For Friday Photo     On the 19th, Agatha Barc of blogTO looked back to the March 30th, 1954 opening of the country’s first subway line.  It stetched between Eglinton and Union stations and a single fare was $0.10 (tokens were 3 for $0.25)!  The article paints a good picture of the events leading up to that historic day (and there are a handful of great photos to boot).  Read the full article here.

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