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Fewer Listings & More Buyers Drive Toronto Real Estate Prices Up in August 2014

Sunset on Toronto by Johnathan Nightingale
Sunset on Toronto by Johnathan Nightingale

The real estate market has been exceptionally busy this summer with a surprisingly large number of home buyers looking for properties, attending open houses and bidding.

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Best Toronto High Schools

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Toronto is absolutely full to the brim with wonderful schools — elementary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions — that give the city's children and youth a promising and diverse education, no doubt leading them on the road to success and happiness. There are a few schools, though, that really stand out. 

Girl sitting at desk flipping through textbook by Library and Archives Canada
Girl sitting at desk flipping through textbook by Library and Archives Canada
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Photo of the week: Morning Run

Crystal clear morning, crystal clear head, dirty shoes. Stopping just to capture the clarity of vision and the mind. That's why we run, that's why every detail matters.

A morning run by Roger
A morning run by Roger
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TIFF 2014 Just Around The Corner!

September 4 to September 14

Choosing a top September event couldn't be easier. The Toronto International Film Festival hits the streets of Toronto soon and, once again, we can look forward to excellent film programming and a bunch of Hollywood celebrities wandering around the city.

TIFF Festival staff
TIFF festival staff and Canadian talent huddle together for a TIFF14 Class Photo

The festival will open with the world premiere of Black and White, the story of a widowed man who raises his granddaughter. The main character is played by Kevin Costner, who is certainly hoping for a comeback in Toronto.

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Photo Essay: Far Enough Farm

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Located at Toronto's picturesque Centre Island amusement park, Far Enough Farm has been a popular tourist spot since 1959, making it one of the oldest attractions in the city.

Welcome To Far Enough Farm
Welcome To Far Enough Farm
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Toronto Real Estate Rolling Along in July 2014

Cat Paw by Dhinakaran Gajavarathan
Cat Paw by Dhinakaran Gajavarathan

The real estate market this month has been slower but is still rolling along. The fall is normally a very busy time for buyers and sellers, much like the Spring.

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Photo of the Week: Why Are You Not Here

Why Are You Not Here by J P D
Why Are You Not Here by J P D

Toronto was the ninth city to host Što Te Nema, meaning both “Why are you not here?” and “Where have you been?.”

The Toronto Bosnian community commemorated the Srebrenica genocide marking the 19th anniversary of Europe’s worst massacre since the Second World War.
 

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Event: Buskerfest Returns to Toronto

Buskerfest (August 21 to 24)

Buskerfest Returns to Toronto
Buskerfest Returns to Toronto

North America's largest street performer festival returns to Toronto, so expect to meet a host of musicians, entertainers, artisans, and sketch artists in the city. One of the most intriguing things about street performances is that no performance is ever the same. Audience participation and a great deal of improvisation ensure that the audience doesn't have time to get bored.

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Photo Of The Week: Paradox Of Parallax

"PARALLAX", Light Installation.
Idea Tank Design Collective – Nuit Blanche, 2013. Toronto.

Composed of horizontally stacked tubes of different sizes, PARALLAX uses light to articulate movement. The tubes are tightly packed apertures, a dot screen controlling the amount of light the viewer can see based on their location. This perceptual parallax effect depends on the movement of the observer. As the viewer walks down the length of the float, the diameter of the tubes shifts, creating two different pixelated patterns inspired by natural shapes. These patterns are only notional when the observer is close to the float, but they resolve into a cohesive image when viewed from a distance. In this way, PARALLAX is activated by user interaction.

Paradox of Parallax by synestheticstrings
Paradox of Parallax by synestheticstrings
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Best Elementary Schools In Toronto

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You should never underestimate the power of a child's education. It's what shapes them, it's what molds them into mature adults, and it's what gives each child the ability to understand life's basic fundamentals and everyday events.

"The early years of education are designed to encourage and support the development of students' growth and to build a foundation for success,"

states the Seneca Hill Public School's website (you'll be hearing more about Seneca Hill once we get into listing the top elementary schools in the city).

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Child Education
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