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Condomonium: $1.8 million for a penthouse suite in the HarbourView Estates

ADDRESS: 10 Navy Wharf Court, Penthouse 5

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Waterfront Communities–The Island

AGENT: David Harland, Harvey Kalles Real Estate

PRICE: $1,799,000

THE PLACE: This 46th-floor penthouse suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful view of the lake (which you can from the master bedroom Jacuzzi—yes, the tub is in the bedroom) sits atop one of the HarbourView Estates buildings.

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How a chronic insomniac found a radically simple cure for her sleepless nights

I Hate the Night

I was living in a co-op on the edge of Regent Park, next to a playground that was invaded by screeching junkies every night. Everything that year was miserable. My mother had been diagnosed with cancer and was receiving radiation and chemotherapy every day for a month. My dad and two brothers and I juggled our schedules to get her to Sunnybrook Hospital from north Scarborough. When I wasn’t scared I was despondent. Even as I tried to keep up my performance at work (I was an editor at Toronto Life at the time), I wasn’t sure if I wanted the job anymore. Then I got insomnia.

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Festival Music House’s second night is a bluesy, country, rock ’n’ roll affair, with Sam Roberts and more

Sam Roberts (Image: Ryan Emberley)

Yesterday we gave you a play by play of night one at Festival Music House, and last night we were back, ogling the good-looking crowd and dancing to the incredible bands. While night one drew limited numbers until K’naan’s headlining set, night two filled the house early. Perhaps it was the promise of the open bar that drew media and industry patrons to Mod Club last night, but most likely it was the killer Canadian lineup: performing last night were Whitehorse, Ladies of the Canyon, Lights, The Sheepdogs (who recently graced the cover of Rolling Stone, becoming the first unsigned band ever to do so) and the Sam Roberts Band. Check out who was there and how well everyone performed after the jump.

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