The buyers: Valérie Roy, a 30-year-old exhibitor relations manager at the One of a Kind Show, and Graham Fillier, the 46-year-old president of Centre Stage, an AV rental company.
The story: After a year of long-distance dating—she lived at Yonge and Davisville and worked in Summerhill, he lived in Brampton and worked near Dundas and Highway 427—Roy and Fillier decided to buy a place together. They knew exactly what they wanted: a move-in-ready three-bedroom house with space for an office or music room (they both play in bands), an extra bedroom for Fillier’s daughter from a previous marriage, a driveway and a big yard, all for less than $650,000. They just couldn’t decide where they wanted it. They drove their realtor nuts looking far and wide: Davisville, Bloor West Village, Wychwood, Little Italy and Little Portugal. After eight months of nonstop searching, they finally found The One.