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Here’s what Streetcar Developments wants to do to Jilly’s strip club

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What it is: A total revamp of the New Broadview Hotel, a 124-year-old Romanesque building at Queen and Broadview best known as the former home of Jilly’s strip club. The renovation plans were first released last year, but this new rendering offers a much clearer view of what’s in store.

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Condo of the Week: $470,000 for a three-bedroom townhouse where mermaids used to swim

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Address: 27 Valhalla Inn Road, Unit 64
Neighbourhood: Islington
Agent: Ana Santos, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $469,000

The Place: A family-friendly townhouse just off Highway 427 in Etobicoke.

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House of the Week: $1.6 million for a 19th-century Parkdale home with a turret

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Address: 78 Elm Grove Ave
Neighbourhood: Parkdale
Agent: Gigi von Anrep, Sutton Group Associates Realty Inc.
Price: $1,599,900

The Place: A fully renovated, 1870s home in Parkdale with a two-bedroom basement apartment.

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Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for a luxury cottage near an exclusive golf club

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Address: 15 Cassidy Lake Road
Neighbourhood: Muskoka Lakes
Agent: Jim and Iris Gardiner, Chestnut Park Realty, Muskoka
Price: $2,469,000

The Place: A sprawling cottage compound on the grounds of the exclusive golf club Oviinbyrd, on the shore of Muskoka’s Cassidy Lake.

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Sale of the Week: the $910,000 Church-Wellesley semi that proves a dated design is no deterrent

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Address: 30 McGill Street
Neighbourhood: Church-Wellesley Village
Agent: Michelle Read, Sutton Group Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage and Cathy Mei, Homelife Landmark Realty Inc., Brokerage

The Property: This Church-Wellesley semi resides on a quiet cul-de-sac sandwiched between the Ryerson University campus to the south and condos to the north. It has floor-to-ceiling windows, cathedral ceilings and walls of exposed brick.

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Condo of the Week: $850,000 to live in a former brewery in Corktown

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Address: 31 Old Brewery Lane
Neighbourhood: Corktown
Agent: Rob Ackerley and Barbara Renee Funt, MrLoft.ca
Price: $849,900

The Place: A light-filled laneway row house with a rooftop deck.

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The Sell: a savvy couple use social media to sell their Parkdale investment property

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the-sell-tyler-and-jeremyThe sellers: Jeremy Stewart, a 36-year-old designer and real estate investor, and Tyler Clark Burke, a 41-year-old artist and designer.

The place: A row house near Queen and Dufferin, divided into two units, both of which Burke and Stewart had been renting out since 2010.

The story: After bouncing between rentals for years, Burke bought the house in 2006, a year before she and Stewart started dating. When the pair decided to move in together in 2008, house prices were relatively low. Instead of selling Burke’s property, they borrowed against it to buy a larger home nearby where they could raise their kids: daughter Rooksby, who’s now 3, and son Hugo, 18 months. ­Earlier this year, with interest rates dropping and home prices soaring, they figured it was time to sell the rental property.

The prep: Aside from hanging a few mirrors, Burke, Stewart and their agent, Alice Kent of Bosley, did little staging. Instead, Burke appealed to friends on Facebook, posting a personal note about the property and expressing the hope that someone in her social network would end up buying the place.

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House of the Week: $1.4 million for a Corso Italia home with a long-term tenant

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Address: 40 Lauder Avenue
Neighbourhood: Corso Italia
Agent: Todd Colter, Royal LePage West Realty
Price: $1,439,000

The Place: A brick and stucco Arts and Crafts–style home just north of Davenport, near Dufferin.

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Cottage of the Week: $3.3 million for a Parry Sound home with a whole lot of windows

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Address: 9 Felsman Lane
Neighbourhood: Parry Sound
Agent: Judy Parks, Paul Heenan and Linda Heenan, Royal Lepage Lakes of Muskoka; and Mike Timmins, Royal LePage Team Advantage Realty, Brokerage
Price: $3,295,000

The Place: A sprawling, 5,700-square-foot cottage with a guest bunkie, located on the shores of Georgian Bay.

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Sale of the Week: the $1.2-million Niagara townhouse that shows how design can trump spaciousness

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Address: 855 Richmond Street West
Neighbourhood: Niagara
Agent: Barbara Best, Keller Williams Advantage Realty, Brokerage

The Property: This Niagara townhome and its neighbours stand out on their block, thanks to their modern design, industrial accents and floor-to-ceiling windows. This particular house, an end unit, one-ups the rest of the row with additional windows along its outer wall. A deck and rooftop lounge offer sunny spots for day drinking, should nearby Trinity-Bellwoods Park prove too packed.

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Condo of the Week: $1.2 million to live in Robertson Davies’ old pad in Summerhill

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Address: 40 Oaklands Avenue, Unit 303
Neighbourhood: Summerhill
Agent: Kara Reed, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd.
Price: $1,225,000

The Place: A three-bedroom home spread across two floors of a feted modernist building.

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House of the Week: $3.3 million for a grand Victorian triplex in the Annex

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Address: 416 Brunswick Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Annex
Agent: Douglas Gubitz, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $3,295,000

The Place: A 19th-century Victorian semi divided into three separate suites.

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Sale of the Week: the $1-million Wychwood home that proves a small lot can sell overnight

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Address: 31 Wychwood Avenue
Neighbourhood: Wychwood
Agent: Ryan Roberts, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

The Property: This contemporary two-storey home is situated on a shallow lot across the street from the Wychwood Barns. It has a fully renovated kitchen and a finished (and soundproofed) basement.

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Here’s what a developer wants to build at Yonge and Gerrard

What it is: A pair of condo towers, linked by an elevated bridge. They’d be 73 and 62 storeys in height, and they’d sit atop a nine-storey podium full of office and retail space. The development would span nearly half a block on the east side of Yonge Street, south of Gerrard.

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Condo of the Week: $6.5 million for a King West sky mansion with an infinity pool

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Address: 500 Wellington Street West, Unit 701
Neighbourhood: King West
Agent: Jonathan Ferrier, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $6,500,000

The Place: A luxury full-floor unit with private elevator access in a boutique King West building.

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