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

#5.  What Apocalypse? Housing Market Predictions For 2012 [Infographic]

Five For Friday Photo     On December 28th, the folks over at BuzzBuzzHome  posted an informative infographic illustrating the CMHC’s major predictions for the 2012 Canadian real estate market. The total number of units is expecting to increase by 1.9% over 2011. And the average price is expected to increase by 1.2% over 2011. Read the full article here.

#4.  Vintage Photographs Of Toronto In Winter

Five For Friday Photo     On January 4th, Dereck Flack of blogTO dipped into the city’s digitized archival holdings to present us with a collection of snowy photos from Toronto’s past. There are a bunch of wonderful images here, starting with a 12 horse team pulling a snow sweeper in the 1890’s, to a snow storm seen from the corner of John & King in 1961. Read the full article here.

#3.  2011 Villain: CityPlace

Five For Friday Photo     On December 19th, Stephen Michalowicz of Torontoist.com nominated CityPlace condos in their year-end quest to name the very best and very worst people, places, things, and ideas that had an influence on the city in 2011. If you’re not familiar with CityPlace, they’re the buildings that sit at the foot of Spadina St, just south of Front St. The article points to poor build quality, poor insulation, water leaks, and poor planning issues as the reason for the nomination. Read the full article here.

#2.  What You Got In Toronto For $500,000 In 2011

Five For Friday Photo     On December 15th, the Globe & Mail took a look back at the year’s home sales and highlighted 10 properties that sold in the $490,000 – $550,000 range. There’s everything from a 160 year old coach house in Port Hope, to a detached home in the beaches, to 2 bedroom condo near Church & Carlton. Read the full article here.

#1.  Flatiron Building Sold For $15.3M

Five For Friday Photo     On December 15th, Tristin Hopper of the National Post looked at the sale of one of the city’s most beloved structures – the Flatiron building.  The purchasers are a Toronto based company – the Commercial Realty Group. In case you’re wondering, the $15.3M sale price works out to about $797.00/sq ft. Read the full article here.

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