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Condo of the Week: $920,000 for a King West townhouse with a city park at its doorstep

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(Image: Caralyn Ing)

Address: 25 Stafford Street, TH3
Neighbourhood: Niagara
Agent: Nick Whittington, Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc.
Price: $919,900

The Place: A swanky open-concept townhouse with 22 vertical feet of windows overlooking Stanley Park. We featured another unit in the building back in 2013.

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House of the Week: $3 million for a modern Englemount-Lawrence home with its own elevator

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Address: 687 Woburn Avenue
Neighbourhood: Englemount-Lawrence
Agent: Eddie Rahnama and Bita Rahnama, Homelife Estates Realty Inc.
Price: $2,999,000

The Place: A modern six-bedroom, seven-washroom home a short distance away from Woburn Park.

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Sale of the Week: the $2.2-million Lawrence Manor home that proves the value of a cul-de-sac

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Address: 220 Roe Avenue
Neighbourhood: Lawrence Manor
Agent: Robert Greenberg and Adam David Weiner, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

The Property: This brand-new, four-bedroom Lawrence Manor house has a large, open-concept interior, complete with glass-walled living and dining rooms. Its location at the far end of a cul-de-sac eases the drawbacks of living just off busy Avenue Road.

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Condo of the Week: $600,000 to live in a former bread factory near Trinity Bellwoods Park

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Address: 183 Dovercourt Road, Unit 212
Neighbourhood: Trinity-Bellwoods
Agents: Angela Balan, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $599,000

The Place: A two-bedroom hard loft on a quiet corner near Queen and Ossington.

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House of the Week: $1.4 million for a contemporary new-build in Old East York

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Address: 17 Machockie Road
Neighbourhood: Old East York
Agent: Ricky Ristic, Royal Lepage Signature Realty, Brokerage
Price: $1,379,000

The Place: Steps from Taylor Creek Park, this contemporary new-build is in the older part of East York.

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Sale of the Week: the $923,000 semi that hints at a million-dollar future for a Leslieville street

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Address: 82 Ivy Avenue
Neighbourhood: Leslieville
Agent: Ralph Fox and Kori Marin, Sage Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

The Property: This three-bedroom semi in Leslieville features an open-concept main floor with a powder room for guests, a kitchen with a marble centre island and custom finishes throughout. The basement has a full kitchen, making it relatively simple to convert into an apartment with a separate entrance.

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Condo of the Week: $1.5 million for one of the Beach’s bigger suites

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Address: 1 Rainsford Road, Unit 401
Neighbourhood: The Beach
Agents: Scott Lyall, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $1,498,000

The Place: A Yorkville-esque, luxury two-bedroom located a ten-minute stroll away from Kew Beach.

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House of the Week: $3.3 million for a Lawrence Park North mini-mansion with living space to spare

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Address: 1 Haddington Avenue
Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park North
Agent: Robert S. Greenberg and Adam David Weiner, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $3,295,000

The Place: A modern stone-and-glass manse just a stone’s throw (get it?) away from the Cricket Club.

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Cottage of the Week: $2.2 million for a Carling cottage with an award-winning design

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Address: 41 Alves Road
Neighbourhood: Carling, Ontario
Agent: Michael W. Gerhardt, M. Gerhardt Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,175,000

The Place: A modern, three-bedroom cottage, built with sustainability in mind.

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Sale of the Week: the $1.3-million Summerhill semi that proves buyers love a nice condo alternative

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Address: 89 Alcorn Avenue
Neighbourhood: Summerhill
Agent: Deborah Penzo and Wanda Cowie, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Johnston and Daniel Division, Brokerage

The Property: This Summerhill rowhouse is a condo alternative, with 1,600 square feet of living space, including a finished basement. Summerhill subway station is just at the corner.

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Condo of the Week: $16,000 a month for a suite at a swanky Yorkville address

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Address: 10 Bellair Street, Suite 303
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Andy Taylor, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $16,000/month

The Place: An unfurnished, three-bedroom unit for rent in Yorkville’s No. 10 Bellair Residences. In 2012, we featured a lower penthouse in the building.

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A pre-construction condo deal goes criminally bad

$14,900,000
—The approximate amount of money allegedly stolen from people who put pre-construction deposits on units in Centrium at North York, a condo and hotel complex that still hasn’t been built on its vacant lot near Yonge and Finch. The Star reports that Meerai Cho, a lawyer who was supposed to be holding the deposits in trust, has been charged with 25 counts each of fraud, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of trust.

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House of the Week: $2.6 million for a sleek, contemporary home on The Kingsway

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Address: 166 The Kingsway
Neighbourhood: Kingsway South
Agent: Ana Santos, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,595,000

The Place: A brand-new contemporary Etobicoke dwelling, designed by Barroso Homes.

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Would Olivia Chow’s affordable-housing plan actually work as advertised?

THE IDEA

Toronto is mired in an affordable-housing crisis. As of June, almost 170,000 people were waiting for a place in some form of subsidized housing. If that weren’t enough, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s repair backlog is now estimated at $914 million, and the amount of capital funding needed over the next decade has been pegged at $2.6 billion. In July, mayoral candidate Olivia Chow offered a solution she says will help bridge the widening housing gap: as mayor, she would ask developers to voluntarily set aside 20 percent of new residential tower developments for low-income renters, creating around 15,000 new, affordable units over four years. Chow says she would defer development charges on the affordable units for 10 years, or longer if the properties stay accessible to low-income renters (lest developers snap up the promised benefits and hike the rent), saving builders almost $12,000 per one-bedroom unit. Developers that improve existing tower sites would get different kinds of incentives too.

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In cities like Washington D.C. and San Francisco, there are what are known as “inclusionary zoning” rules—bylaws, often mandatory ones, that try to engineer roughly what Chow is proposing. In essence, inclusionary zoning tells developers to allocate a certain percentage of new residential units to moderate- or low-income people. In New York City, newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to implement mandatory inclusionary zoning.

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Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a Lake of Bays getaway with an architectural pedigree

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Address: 1045 Hemlock Ridge Road
Neighbourhood: Dwight, Ontario
Agent: Jay Richardson and Stephen Leonard, Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty
Price: $3,000,000

The Place: A modern, spectacularly designed steel, wood and glass structure on Lake of Bays.

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