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Homes In Toronto Selecting Good New Home Builders in Toronto Suburbs

Canada has become the Mecca for immigrants from all over the world and this has resulted in a big increase in the housing market. The latest immigrants come from all kinds of economic backgrounds, with the result there has been an increase in demand for all types of homes as well as condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area; there has been a corresponding increase in homeowners renovating and refurbishing their homes.

Home Building Boom

The Greater Toronto Area or GTA comprises the cities of Ajax, Pickering, Newcastle, Bradford, Burlington, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, etc. To accommodate this growing demand for new homes, there has been a spurt of new home builders in the GTA area, but care should be exercised when selecting your contractor. Selecting a contractor to construct your home should be done on the basis of their track record, like a simple background check on projects completed and how their work is viewed by the current owners. They should be capable of answering all your doubts and questions about the project and give you a suitable timeframe for completion.

Home Builders in GTA

The city of Mississauga in the GTA has become a magnet for new housing projects, renovation works as well as new homes. Due to an increasing demand for big contractors, homeowners wishing to construct or renovate their existing homes are turning to new home builder in Mississauga, because they do not wish to waste any time during this rental boom. If you have done the due process right when deciding on which home builder to choose, then you would be able to get this project off the floor and completed without too many problems. You should not forget that building or renovating does not just involve the actual construction process; there is the matter of getting all the paperwork and approvals from the various councils before you start the project.

Capable Home Builders and Renovators

The Greater Toronto Area has been experiencing a construction boom because of the influx of new immigrants to the GTA with many of the big contractors flush with projects. You might have to confine your search to new home builders in toronto, and there are many who will be ready to take on your project without delay. A good home builder should give you an idea of what the job entails and have the ability to remodel and finish both the interior and exterior of the home; this could include the kitchen, bathrooms, basement, etc. Finally, it all comes down to your choice of home builder, a long wait for an experienced builder or take your chances with a new home builder and make your new home or renovation project a success.

Antonia Clarck is an expert author and has written so many articles on Home Builder and Luxury Home Builders In Toronto. For more info visit http://www.woodcastlehomes.ca/

Revamping your home is an easy procedure, provided you know the best contractors to visit. Most people think that remodeling a home is a very expensive procedure, but if you know the right people, the entire process becomes very easy.

One of the quickest ways to give an extreme makeover to your home is to change the interior and exterior paint. Not only is this a cheaper alternative than changing furniture or expanding a home, but it is also a very effective way. But for the painting job to be done well, you need to know the best painting companies Toronto.

Why should you choose a good company?

For starters, you should never compromise on the money when you are planning to get your home remodeled. You should get the best of the best painters to paint the inside and outside of your home. Painting Companies Toronto should be selected with extreme precaution and afterthought. Only if you invest in a good painter will your work be done in the best possible way. Good painters will use long-lasting paints and the job will be done perfectly. Novices will not do a good job and a shoddy painting job may end up spoiling the beauty of your homes.

Should you hire Painting Contractors in Toronto?

Yes, the best way to get good painters for your work is to hire good painting contractors. Contractors will arrange the painters based on your budget and also on the specialty of the work required. So, if you are planning to have a patterned wall, they will arrange painters who are specialized in patterns. Similarly, if you are willing to have your exterior walls painted, they will search the best painters just suited for this kind of job. The contractors are facilitators who can arrange just the kind of person you want for your job.

How to choose the right painting company?

You need to keep only a few pointers in mind before selecting the right painting company. First and foremost always go on word of mouth. Acquaintances and friends can guide you on selecting a good company. Reputation and experience are two very important factors which you need to keep in mind before thinking of investing in a painting company.
Ask for the certifications and the accreditations of the company and whether they hire fully qualified painters. Do not hesitate to ask any questions to your contractor. This way you will know whether they are up for the job. Most companies now have their own website and this makes it easier for the client to search requisite information. Go through their websites carefully to know more about the kind of services provided by the company.

Omega Painting & Decorating Ltd. is a leading painting companies in Toronto serves GTA and surrounding areas such as Forest Hill, Rosedale, Yorkville and Downtown Toronto. For more information about Toronto painters call us today!

Houses In Toronto Blazers Mixer Ft. DJ Millhouse

Blazers Mixer Ft. DJ Millhouse
Every Wednesday Toronto's best up and coming bar talent throwdown to make the best cocktails in the city.

DJ Millhouse will keep your head bouncin' all night with the best of Indie, Dance, Deep House, Alternative with a touch of Hip Hop!
starting on 2017-06-07 19:00:00

Address:
College Street Bar
574 College Street
Toronto
CanadaThe Boxcar Boys

The Boxcar Boys deliver a veritable gumbo of wild gypsy, Dixieland jazz, Klezmer, and folk music performed with a good time New Orleans spirit. The Boxcar Boys are the combined forces of clarinetist and tunesmith John David Williams (Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything, The Roofhoppers), jazz master Karl Silveira on trombone (The Lemon Bucket Orkestra), violin whiz Laura C. Bates (Trent Severn, Del Bel) soulful accordionist Ronen Segall and JUNO nominee Rob Teehan (Heavyweights Brass Band, Saidah Baba Talibah) on sousaphone.With their first album Dont Be Blue [2011] they caught the ears of critics across the country, placing on the Ejazznews list of Best Canadian Jazz of 2011, receiving 3.5/4 stars in the Toronto Star, as well as praise in Wholenote, and Canadian Folk Music magazines.Their new album Rye Whiskey further explores their unique instrumentation as they delve deeper into both the jazz and folk genres. These 15 live-off-the-floor studio tracks showcase the band's raw acoustic sound and lively performances. Their ability to effortlessly switch from a gritty sprawling blues into a tight western swing number or an emotive tango is demonstrated in compositions by all band members. Rye Whiskey also features charming vocal renditions of folk classics Sam Hall, Rye Whiskey, and Freight Train, a joyous instrumental performance of You Are My Sunshine, and a sentimental lullaby written by composer Joe Ernewein. The band is joined by bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Adrian Gross (Slocan Ramblers) on several tracks. Rye Whiskey captures The Boxcar Boys at their finest, musicians with appreciation for old jazz and folk music who have honed a sound that is undoubtedly their own.Bandleader John David Williams reflects, We had so much fun in the studio, and this comes across on the album. Rye Whiskey really captures the spirit of our live performances. Its a celebration; musicians at play.The Boxcar Boys have preformed at The Beaches Jazz Festival, The TD Jazz Festival, the Scotiabank Marathon, Scotiabank Buskerfest, Blissfest Festival (Harbor Springs, Michigan), Rogers Tennis Cup 2012, Northern Lights Festival (Sudbury), Blue Skies Festival (Clarendon), Savour Stratford (Stratford). Previous clients of the Boxcar Boys have included The Cambridge Club, The Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre, Ontario Place, SOCAN, and countless private parties, birthdays, garden parties, house concerts, weddings and bar mitzvahs.
starting on 2017-06-03 15:00:00

Address:
C’est What
67 Front St
M5E 1B5 Toronto
Canada

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Saturday June 3rd 2017 10pm – 4amFRE$H! presented by BIG JOE and BOOM BOXX Main Room: DJ Sneak (Chicago/Los Angeles)  E x t e n d e d  S e twww.soundcloud.com/dj-sneakOne of House music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep House music alive. Proclaiming I'M A HOUSE GANGSTER, Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Bassment Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. Having begun his DJ’ing career in 1983, Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a kind experience in the electronic music circuit and a barrage of top quality releases over the years have culminated and just keep on coming. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionized and redefined house music for well over 25 years.Joeski (New York City)www.soundcloud.com/djjoeskiBorn in Brooklyn and raised Queens DJ, producer and label owner Joeski has been rocking the house scene since the early 90s. Joeski began his career in the historic NYC club scene where his sound moved the crowd at venues such as Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium and NASA. As a producer Joeski needs no introduction, with hit release on labels such as Defected, Desolat, Poker Flat, Kling Klong and Suara it is safe to say that any proper house DJ has a Joeski track in his set. In the 2000 Joeski started his own label called MAYA Records.Amália Leandro (Miami)www.mixcloud.com/DJAmalia/nights-into-morningsAmália Leandro aka DJ Amália has been a DJ/songwriter/spoken word artist, spinning DJ sets that range from a small lounge, corporate event, private party, club or after hours. Her passion for house music started in her home town Toronto, where her deep tech house style has been influenced from (along with living in NYC and her years based in Miami). Some of her releases include collaborations with House Music legends like Sandy Rivera and Angel Moraes, and DJ/Producer Rogers Sanchez has shown support by playing her tracks on his Release Yourself Radio Show. Her latest track, EL DIVINE Paul Stickman feat Amália Leandro, is out on Nervous Records. Amália has played along DJ's such as Victor Calderone, Peter Rauhofer, Junior Vasquez, Sandra Collins, DJ Rap, and Ralph Falcon. Open to close : In the parlour: Manolo   mixcloud.com/manolo                                                                                                                      With residencies at clubs in Montreal, Kingston, Ottawa and Toronto, Manolo has been entertaining crowds for more than a decade. Manolo's penchant for art, enthusiasm and style behind the decks is brilliant. Performing/sharing the bill alongside major artists, such as: Frankie Knuckles, theMartinez brothers, jojo flores, Derrek Carter, deadmau5, Hatiras, Black coffee, dj Sneak, Carlo Lio and the Art Department Manolo never fails to keep those in attendance moving. MARRS BARRS  www.hearthis.at/fm808/lets-disco1                                                                                  The Marrs Barrs is a creative DJ collective and music production group based in Toronto featuring scene veterns Michael Valenti, Danny Henry, Gio Cristiano and Rob Daboom focusing primarily on Nu-Disco, Disco   re-edits, Jackin and Classic House music. Residencies at Deep&Disco and The Secret Garden. Doors open 10pm 19+  VIBESOne Loft : 292 College Street, Toronto
starting on 2017-06-03 22:00:00

Address:
One Loft
292 College Street
Toronto
Canada

8 Cool Houses in Toronto (Canada) | Interior Design

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Toronto Real Estate Market Is the Real Estate Market Rebounding?

Along with the weather, the real estate market seems to be getting better.

Stale homes which have stayed the course through the sleet and snow are now hanging sold signs on the front lawns. These properties that have sat for 6 months are now selling in multiple offers. It is almost like a spoiled child syndrome. No one wants to play with it until another child indicates that they like it.

It is not just rumours that properties are selling in multiple offers. I have been involved in two recently and have talked to many colleagues who are finding the same thing. One agent had 11 offers registered on a place in midtown Toronto. That means there are now at least 10 unsatisfied people who are ready to jump on the next ‘right thing’ in Toronto.

We are not seeing the builders or flippers out in droves but they are starting to come out of hibernation. What does this mean? If they get started up again we will definitely see the return of central core Toronto real estate, especially if they can get access to this low interest money.

We were never too far down in prices in the central core, 5%-8%. The media mainly focused on properties that were grossly overpriced in the first place. People overvalue their homes in both good and bad economies.

Are these buyers all just optimistic suckers? Or are they the last of the people who will be getting the “good deals”? The economy seems too fragile right now to set stand in one camp or the other.

I must say that I am not so naive as to think we are in the clear, but I am certainly enjoying the sun while it is shining.

There doesn’t seem to be imminent doom but the fall out of GM and Chrysler has yet to be seen. These are good reasons to keep your money invested in bricks and mortar. People will always need shelter to buy or rent.

I will continue to say that right now is a great time to sell, especially if you are moving laterally, moving up or diversifying your portfolio of real estate.

If the market keeps trucking along like it has this spring Toronto proper seems like it will tighten up, if you look hard there are still some really good prices on properties right now.

Another cause to applaud is the government’s reluctance to change Canada’s immigration policies. Immigration has been a staple when it comes to the health of Toronto’s real estate. Of the 250,000 permanent landed new-Canadians 60% of them move to the GTA. That is exactly what we need to keep stimulating our housing market.

Canada has embraced immigrants in good times as well as bad and has been rewarded with the newcomers strengthening the country’s economy. A lot of newcomers generally are more inclined to own homes. People from Hong Kong, China and India all put a very high importance on home ownership. Quite often their first order of business is to buy a home.

Toronto real estate seems to be in a very healthy space right now. The whole World’s economy seems to be fragile but at least it appears that we are moving in the right direction.

Evan Sage is an award winning Toronto real estate agent. Evan instills in his clients the confidence to make the right purchase or sale decision. He achieves this by demonstrating a superior knowledge of Toronto real estate and by providing a wealth of free resources on his website evansage.com to educate buyers and sellers in Toronto.

Investing in real estate is complex affair. There are many varieties of aspects that can have an effect on the profitability of the investment. This profitability is mainly determined by your ability to find the best possible deal out there. You must learn how to recognize these real estate deals that will give you the best potential to maximize your profit with minimal risks.

Let us discuss some types of real estate investments that would top the list.

Big City Vacant Land: Land in big cities is understandably more expensive than that in small towns. Although buying land in a big city would pay richer dividends, it would also involve a higher investment. It is important to understand when to make that investment.

Experts suggest that boom time would be good time to invest, as the property value will appreciate rapidly giving a higher ROI (Return On Investment). Or, you could buy land in low cost outlying areas, where the population is still expanding. With a little patience, this would give you excellent returns.

Ocean Frontage Land. Search out for ocean front lands in areas still haven’t been developed. Is good idea to make sure the land is residential, and that it can be built on, with no legal barrier. This kind of real estate land would be one of the soundest investments to make in real estate. You have to wait for this kind of development to launch, but it’ll reap you huge profit on the investment. Ocean frontage lands are the most sought after real estate property.

Land with Lake Frontage: This is similar to land that has an ocean frontage, but on a smaller scale. However, you have more options, because, in general, there are more numbers of lakes. Properties like this are of optimum value, because most people like to live in the vicinity of water, enjoying lakeside walks. So take advantage of this to invest in lake front land if you are unable to get ocean front land.

Land with lake view. Don’t confuse yourself with this and land with Lake Frontage. Lands like this have a lake close by. Most of the time people don’t have ability to buy the land on lakeshore would get themselves a place that could be just few blocks away from there, and the gain them access to it. Be careful, as investing in this type of land only when there are progressing expansion and developments in the area.

Who else wants Toronto power of sale and foreclosure home?. Stop by Jameson Lee’s site where you can find out all about Toronto’s real estate market and what it can do for you.

low cost houses in Toronto Landscape Painting Workshop

Landscape Painting Workshop
Join us for a day of landscape painting at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. In this one-day introductory plein air workshop participants will learn basic principles for approaching landscape painting. A brief morning demonstration will cover representational elements of mass, colour, form, composition, and brushwork. For the remainder of the day, participants will explore applying these techniques in a field setting assisted by individual instruction.  The workshop cost is $65 per person and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required for this event. Participants can bring their own materials or purchase a painting kit for an additional $35. The kit includes: acrylic paints, brushes and two canvases (1, 11" x 14" canvas and 1, 6" x 8" canvas). A kit can be purchased with registration. Workshop capacity is limited to 15 participants. Register early to secure your spot. Workshops may be cancelled due to low participation or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified of time changes or cancellations with three days notice.  This workshop is led by Toronto-based artist Matthew Mancini. Matthew studied classical realist methods at the Academy of Realist Art (formerly Michael John Angel Studios) and is currently pursuing a BA in Visual and Critical Studies at OCADU. He has taught painting and drawing at Humber College, the Academy of Realist Art (Toronto, ON and Boston, MA), and Art Richmond (Richmond, VI). He is currently part-time faculty at Fleming College Haliburton. Matthew is a practicing artist and has showed his artwork in the UK, Denver and Toronto. Meeting Location: Please meet at the parking lot at the end of the access road off of Bathurst Street. Continue driving past the house down the access road, the parking lot will be at the end with space to turn around. To Bring: Come prepared to spend the day outdoors. If you are not purchasing a painting kit a materials list will emailed to you prior to the event. Please also bring a folding chair, field easel, re-fillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Water will be provided for you to re-fill your water bottle throughout the day. 
starting on 2017-08-12 10:00:00

Address:
Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve
18462 Bathurst Street
Newmarket
CanadaLandscape Painting Workshop
Join us for a day of landscape painting at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. In this one-day introductory plein air workshop participants will learn basic principles for approaching landscape painting. A brief morning demonstration will cover representational elements of mass, colour, form, composition, and brushwork. For the remainder of the day, participants will explore applying these techniques in a field setting assisted by individual instruction.  The workshop cost is $65 per person and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required for this event. Participants can bring their own materials or purchase a painting kit for an additional $35. The kit includes: acrylic paints, brushes and two canvases (1, 11" x 14" canvas and 1, 6" x 8" canvas). A kit can be purchased with registration. Workshop capacity is limited to 15 participants. Register early to secure your spot. Workshops may be cancelled due to low participation or unforeseen circumstances. Participants will be notified of time changes or cancellations with three days notice.  This workshop is led by Toronto-based artist Matthew Mancini. Matthew studied classical realist methods at the Academy of Realist Art (formerly Michael John Angel Studios) and is currently pursuing a BA in Visual and Critical Studies at OCADU. He has taught painting and drawing at Humber College, the Academy of Realist Art (Toronto, ON and Boston, MA), and Art Richmond (Richmond, VI). He is currently part-time faculty at Fleming College Haliburton. Matthew is a practicing artist and has showed his artwork in the UK, Denver and Toronto. Meeting Location: Please meet at the parking lot at the end of the access road off of Bathurst Street. Continue driving past the house down the access road, the parking lot will be at the end with space to turn around. To Bring: Come prepared to spend the day outdoors. If you are not purchasing a painting kit a materials list will emailed to you prior to the event. Please also bring a folding chair, field easel, re-fillable water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and sturdy, closed-toe footwear. Water will be provided for you to re-fill your water bottle throughout the day. 
starting on 2017-08-12 10:00:00

Address:
Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve
18462 Bathurst Street
Newmarket
Canada

Homes In Toronto John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra

John MacLeod’s Rex Hotel Orchestra
John MacLeod's Rex Hotel Orchestra

John MacLeod’s
credentials as a trumpeter/composer/arranger have been firmly established, with a distinguished career spanning almost thirty years on the Canadian music scene. He has worked with Toronto's most elite musicians and musical organizations in both the jazz and commercial music fields.

In 2003 John formed his own large jazz ensemble, the 20-piece Rex Hotel Orchestra (named after the club where it performs the last Monday of each month).
We are honoured to be the home base of what is now Canada’s finest Big Band Jazz Orchestra.


Personnel:

 
Rick Wilkins, Perry White, Johnny Johnson, Andy Ballantyne & Bob Leonard (Saxophones), Al Kay, Terry Promane, Rob Sommerville & Colin Murray (Trombones), Brian O’Kane, Steve McDade, Jason Logue & Steve Crowe (Trumpets), James MacDonald & Janet Anderson (French Horns), Joey Goldstein (Guitar), David Braid (Piano), Jim Vivian (Bass), Ted Warren (Drums) & John MacLeod (Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Arrangements).

 

 

Performances this month:

Monday, May 29, 2017

Website:

http://www.music.utoronto.ca/faculty/faculty_members/instructors_f_to_m/JMacLeod.htm

starting on 2017-05-29 00:00:00

Address:
The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St West Toronto ON
M5V 1Z1 Toronto
CanadaATTT 2017 – The 55th Advanced Technology Think Tank
We cordially invite you the 55th annual Advanced Technology Think Tank (ATTT) with a theme of "Tomorrow's Technology Today". It is organized to provide a forum for leading experts and specialists in productivity-enhancing technologies to meet and share. You will make new friends and find that this annual trip will recharge your creativity, allow you to share what you are passionate about and learn new things. Co-founded in 1962 by renowned author, publisher and educator Steve Krar, our ATTT is an annual opportunity to informally meet in a natural Northern Ontario setting in order to actively share concepts and new technologies among fellow visionaries to meet tomorrow's challenges. Once again, the event will be held at the beautiful Chippawa Cottage Resort in Barry's Bay Ontario (just past Combermere, off Hwy 62, north of Bancroft) – about 3 hours from Toronto North East of Peterborough in the Madawaska Valley. If you would like to attend in person, click here. Please reach out to our ATTT organizer Tom Gaasenbeek at 905-581-3718 (or e-mail at tomg@attt.ca) if you want to attend (or register through Evenbrite) and if you would like to speak on a topic that you are passionate about. Please come, share and inspire! What's New: This year again we are using the long weekend approach so that people can really enjoy the natural Northern Ontario beauty unhindered by business concerns. It also allows a minimum time off of work, and better focus when you are there, we believe. It is a trek to come, but well worth the drive. We will try to enable more free time to enjoy the surroundings and allow for informal gatherings that the ATTT is known for. We also have a new deposit requirement to help soldify numbers, pay for the actual costs and be fair to the resort. The Cost: Although the cost of the conference is nominal ($30), the meals and acoomodation will be no more than $300 per person for everything (usually closer to $225 actually). The cottages house 4-6 people and have kitchens and separate bedrooms for each person. If you would like to be particular people please let us know or we will set you up with new friends. This year we are insituting a conference deposit of $50 + fees of which $30 will go to the conference costs (meals, supplies, etc) and $20 will be used as a deposit for accomodation with the resort. This deposit will be non-refundable, as it is our desire is to have all those who promise to come show up – it will be well worth it… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 55th ATTT Long Weekend Conference Itinery 1. Friday – June 2, 2017 Arrive anytime after 1:00pm. Communal dinner at 7:00pm for those there early – sponsored by ATTT. Arrive when you can and check the room reservations in the main lodge. 2. Saturday – June 3, 2017 Breakfast at 8:00 am and sessions starting at 9:00am to 12:00pm. BBQ Lunch 12-1pm and session restart at 1-3pm. Free time 3-6pm, Dinner at 6:00 with even session at 7:30-8:30 pm and a special event. 3. Sunday – June 4, 2017 Brunch at 9:30 am – 10:30 am with Day 2 Sessions starting at 10:30-3:30 pm. Open time 3-6, Hot Dinner Sunday at 6-7:30 for those who book ahead. One can leave late Sunday afternoon as the official part of the conference is over at this point. 4.Monday – June 5, 2017 For those that want to stay until noon Monday for a leisurely drive home, the lodge is open for us wih a cold breakfast Monday morning and a request to be gone by noon. An extra night up North is really quite enjoyable and gives you th eoption of exploring the facility better as well.  Come To Canada's Oldest "TEDx-Like"  Technical Sharing Symposium  ——- Resort E-Mail (For Don & Janet Dunn) : chippawa@igs.net Usually Saturday Night is reserved for a special event – such as a music night with the local Barry's Bay "Jack Madrigal's Band".
starting on 2017-06-02 13:00:00

Address:
Chippawa Cottage Resort, Barry’s Bay
835 Chippawa Rd
K0J 1B0 Barrys Bay
Canada

Country Music Association of Ontario Awards

Country Music Association of Ontario Awards

The Country Music Assocation of Ontario (CMAO) is excited to announce London, Ontario as the host city for the 2017 CMAO Awards. Set to take place Sunday, June 11, 2017, the 5th Annual edition makes its first move outside of the Toronto area in an effort to bring the Country music celebration to a wider community throughout Ontario, motivated by 4 consecutive sold-out years.

Early Bird / Member Pricing:

  • Fan VIP Seating – $200.00 + S/C
  • Orchestra Theatre Seating – $49.95 + S/C
  • Corporate/Group of Ten Mezzanine Table Seating – $500.00 + S/C

CMAO Members Onsale: Buy CMAO Member Tickets

Public Early Bird Onsale – Tues. Sept 13th 10am to Dec 31 2016 | Regular Pricing January 1, 2017 – June 11, 2017

“The Country Music Association of Ontario was created to nurture new talent and celebrate our established community throughout this province,” said Bruce Good, President, Country Music Association of Ontario. “To do so effectively, the Board of Directors felt it was time to move our awards show to another venue in another city. After much deliberation and a partnership with Tourism London, we are extremely excited to bring the CMAO Conference and Awards Show to London, Ontario in June 2017. We look forward to presenting a weekend of education and talent to a city that has embraced music of all genres for many years.”

“London is thrilled to be announced as hosts for the 2017 CMAO Awards in 2017,” said Chris Campbell, Director of Culture and Entertainment Tourism, Tourism London. “We are excited to work with the CMAO to enhance existing programming for Ontario artists and fans alike and look forward to working together to further grow and develop opportunities for Ontario’s country music industry. Working to grow an event like this further enhances London as a music and entertainment destination.”

The Awards are preceded by a weekend of activities, launching with the official CMAO kick-off on Friday, June 9th and the R2I TuneUp Conference, June 10-11 at the Delta London Armouries Hotel. Now in its fourth year, the confab offers two full days of educational seminars and networking opportunities for both aspiring and established industry professionals and artists. The festivities conclude with the presentation of the CMAO Awards on June 11th at Centennial Hall.

Canadian Country star and perennial favourite Jason McCoy hosts the awards with The Western Swing Authority supporting the evening’s performances as the show’s house band. A full line-up of performers and award nominees will be announced in April 2017.

Tickets for the CMAO Awards will be available to the public for purchase as of Tuesday, September 13th at 11:00am through the Centennial Hall box office – online at www.centennialhall.london.ca – by calling 1.888.999.8980, or in person at the venue (550 Wellington St.). Early bird pricing ranges from $49.95 (plus taxes and service fees) for regular reserved seating to $200.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for fan VIP packages. Full ticket pricing goes into effect as of January 1, 2017. Details for corporate and group rates are available on the venue’s website.

CMAO Members can take advantage of a pre-sale beginning Friday, September 2nd at 11:00am. Promo codes to access the pre-sale will be sent to CMAO members via email through the Association.

Delegate registrations for the R2I TuneUp Conference will be made available for purchase beginning January 1, 2017.

The CMAO Awards and R2I TuneUp Conference are presented by Slaight Music with support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Website: www.cmaontario.ca
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @TheCMAO

starting on 2017-06-11 00:00:00

Address:
Centennial Hall
550 Wellington Street
London
Canada

Toronto Real Estate Market Foreign Tax Effects on Toronto Real Estate Market [April 2017]

Foreign Tax Effects on Toronto Real Estate Market [April 2017]

Well, I didn’t want to do this video really…..but for my fans, viewers and clients….this bud’s for you. Hope you enjoy!

– PETE

Cooling the GTA’s Hot Real Estate Market

The provincial government has announced a suite of changes designed to dampen Toronto’s hot housing market. The Agenda examines the changes and what they’ll mean for the province.

Toronto Real Estate Market Toronto Real Estate Trends

Surprise, surprise here we are back in a really strong market. I am cautiously optimistic that we are pulling out of the Global recession and real estate consumers in Toronto certainly seem to agree. Although the weather wasn’t spectacular it has been a great summer for Toronto real estate agents and their clients.

It has gone against conventional economic wisdom, but in August 2009 according to TREB’s August Market Watch Toronto Real Estate Agents reported 8,035 sales, which is up 27% over August 2008. The average price rose 6% to $ 387,921 compared to the same month in 2008. Toronto real estate came through this past year relatively unscathed. People haven’t earned the standard 8%-10% annual increase in property value that they had gotten use to over the past decade, but as of right now Toronto property values have increased by just less than half of a percent over the last 8 months according to TREB reports. The total number of transactions has gone up two percent to 58,421 compared to the first 8 months of 2008.

As a pat on the back for all REALTORS we are being given some credit in helping the economy recover. Along with the transactions in Real Estate our business leads to home buyers’ spending money on lots of other things like mortgage and legal services, moving expenditures, renovations, appliances and furnishings for a home.

I was starting to really enjoy being in a more balanced market, it is great to be able to negotiate one on one with someone. Something that I learned over this past year is that people can truly make money in bad times and good. I had several clients buy over this past year and they are all really happy that they did, they may have taken a slight loss on the sell side, but they made up for it on the discounted purchase, now they are getting to tell their friends about their Trump-like instincts. It is always good to hear people excited about real estate.

While TREB reported a modest increase in overall property prices for Toronto some neighbourhoods have been trading significantly above their 2008 prices. One area that comes to mind is Leslieville. I have been hearing the first time buyer ghost stories about homes that sold with 15 offers and other frightening rumours like that. I am always mindful about clients getting involved in multiple offers and overpaying due to the pressure. I believe that you need a very sound strategy heading into those situations and know what your top offer is well before the presentation time. Every house has a certain value where it goes from a great house to a bad investment. I am keen on having clients come back to me several years after they purchase and being able to make some money when they sell.

With these situations becoming realty you also need to be cautious about buying into an area that is bubbling. Your average renovated semi-detached home in Leslieville has gone from $ 350K-$ 450K up to $ 530K plus in the worst economy the world has seen in 70 years. That is a little concerning to me. Not because I don’t think Leslieville is a good area or a great investment, it just means that I am very cautious about multiple offers and over paying into an area that hasn’t really proven itself yet. Someone was just shot and killed at Dundas and Jones a few weeks ago. If you are willing to spend $ 650K maybe you can find an area that has proven itself a bit more.

Evan Sage is a real estate agent Toronto who instills in his clients the confidence to make the right purchase or sale decision. He achieves this by demonstrating a superior knowledge of real estate Toronto and by providing a wealth of free resources on his website evansage.com to educate buyers and sellers in Toronto.

Along with the weather, the real estate market seems to be getting better.

Stale homes which have stayed the course through the sleet and snow are now hanging sold signs on the front lawns. These properties that have sat for 6 months are now selling in multiple offers. It is almost like a spoiled child syndrome. No one wants to play with it until another child indicates that they like it.

It is not just rumours that properties are selling in multiple offers. I have been involved in two recently and have talked to many colleagues who are finding the same thing. One agent had 11 offers registered on a place in midtown Toronto. That means there are now at least 10 unsatisfied people who are ready to jump on the next ‘right thing’ in Toronto.

We are not seeing the builders or flippers out in droves but they are starting to come out of hibernation. What does this mean? If they get started up again we will definitely see the return of central core Toronto real estate, especially if they can get access to this low interest money.

We were never too far down in prices in the central core, 5%-8%. The media mainly focused on properties that were grossly overpriced in the first place. People overvalue their homes in both good and bad economies.

Are these buyers all just optimistic suckers? Or are they the last of the people who will be getting the “good deals”? The economy seems too fragile right now to set stand in one camp or the other.

I must say that I am not so naive as to think we are in the clear, but I am certainly enjoying the sun while it is shining.

There doesn’t seem to be imminent doom but the fall out of GM and Chrysler has yet to be seen. These are good reasons to keep your money invested in bricks and mortar. People will always need shelter to buy or rent.

I will continue to say that right now is a great time to sell, especially if you are moving laterally, moving up or diversifying your portfolio of real estate.

If the market keeps trucking along like it has this spring Toronto proper seems like it will tighten up, if you look hard there are still some really good prices on properties right now.

Another cause to applaud is the government’s reluctance to change Canada’s immigration policies. Immigration has been a staple when it comes to the health of Toronto’s real estate. Of the 250,000 permanent landed new-Canadians 60% of them move to the GTA. That is exactly what we need to keep stimulating our housing market.

Canada has embraced immigrants in good times as well as bad and has been rewarded with the newcomers strengthening the country’s economy. A lot of newcomers generally are more inclined to own homes. People from Hong Kong, China and India all put a very high importance on home ownership. Quite often their first order of business is to buy a home.

Toronto real estate seems to be in a very healthy space right now. The whole World’s economy seems to be fragile but at least it appears that we are moving in the right direction.

Evan Sage is an award winning Toronto real estate agent. Evan instills in his clients the confidence to make the right purchase or sale decision. He achieves this by demonstrating a superior knowledge of Toronto real estate and by providing a wealth of free resources on his website evansage.com to educate buyers and sellers in Toronto.