Archive for June, 2016

May 2016 Market Stats: Infographic & Report

Following is TREB’s market report for May 2016: Toronto Photo

Following is TREB’s market report for May 2016:

Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that there were 12,870 home sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System in May 2016.

This result represented a new record for the month of May and a 10.6 per cent increase over the same period last year.

In contrast, the number of new listings was down over the same time frame by 6.4 per cent.

The decline in listings was experienced in both the low-rise and condominium apartment market segments.

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Liberty Village, Givins/Shaw, And A Lesson In School Catchment Changes

Liberty Village, Givins/Shaw, And A Lesson In School Catchments Photo


How would you feel if you purchased a home in a particular neighbourhood specifically because of the school catchment, only to find later that your child would actually be going to a different (arguably less desirable) school?

That’s basically what’s happened to a bunch of young families who live in Liberty Village.

Up until April of this year it was understood that Liberty Village was part of the Givins/Shaw catchment.

About halfway through the month though, a letter went out informing everyone of a proposed redistricting. My family got the notice because we live in the catchment (my oldest daughter is starting kindergarten at Givins/Shaw in September, and her younger sister will be following suit in another couple of years).

The letter contained a poorly detailed map showing where the new boundaries would be; the map was vague and had a lot of people unsure of whether or not they’d be affected.

None of us got any real answers until the public meeting that was held a couple of weeks later in early May.

I was at that meeting, and what it all boils down to is this:

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