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Photo of the Week: I Like Cherry Blossoms, Too

I Like Cherry Blossoms Too by Chung Ho Leung
I Like Cherry Blossoms Too by Chung Ho Leung

Spring is here and the cherry trees are in full bloom! This wonderful photo was captured in Toronto's High Park by Chung Ho Leung, a PhD student at the University of Toronto.

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Record Sales Despite Low Inventory in April

Toronto Waterfront by Ryan
Toronto Waterfront by Ryan

The market was really hot in April! We saw many sales in Toronto last month, and those who are subscribed to our newsletter have already seen our recent solds. As Paul Etherington, Toronto Real Estate Board President announced, April's 11,303 sales represented the highest sales result on record for that month. This number represents 17 per cent increase comparing to the last year. While Greater Toronto Area sales reached record height, Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,071 sales for City of Toronto representing 14.87 per cent growth.

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How To Find a Good Babysitter in Toronto

In a big city like Toronto, finding a great babysitter or nanny can be tough. Unlike small towns where everyone knows everyone and can offer tips on local sitters, in a city many families need to do a little research before hiring a nanny. Hiring a stranger to look after your children is nerve-racking. Luckily, there are many simple ways to find a reliable babysitter or nanny in Toronto. This article explores the online resources and services available to help you in your search, as well as offers you valuable advice from parents, babysitters and organizations.

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Marry Poppins with the Banks kids
Marry Poppins (1964)
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Top April Events in Toronto

If you're hunting for inspiration about what to do in Toronto in April, search no more. Check out our list of the most interesting events in the upcoming month and enjoy springtime in our amazing city.

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COC artists
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March Market Report: Average Price of Detached Homes Exceeds One Million

Easter Weekend by Andrew Yeung
Easter Weekend by Andrew Yeung

Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,940 sales in March 2015, as announced by Toronto Real Estate Board in the March Market Watch. That's an 11 per cent increase in comparison with 8,052 sales done in March 2014. The number of new listings has increased by 5.5 per cent and number of active listings has gone through a 7.5 per cent drop, which indicates high demand.

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Photo of the Week: The Rocket

The Rocket by Zirocket
The Rocket by Zirocket

TTC PCC 4549 has been part of Toronto's public transport since 50s. Restored, now can be seen in the streets of the city. This photo was shot on Queen Street East, just west of Woodbine by Zirocket.

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Best Blogs for Toronto Moms

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There are many blogs designed to appeal to moms out there. We have put together a list of some of the best blogs that appeal to Toronto moms in particular. We chose these 10 blogs for a variety of reasons, including their special focus, their unique style, their visual style and their social following. Check out our list of favourites below—these 10 blogs are a must read for Toronto moms!

Sara Vartanian by Diana Nazareth
Sara Vartanian by Diana Nazareth
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Top March Events in Toronto

Spring is knocking on the door and it would be a pity not to welcome it by heading out to see what Toronto has to offer. Check out our selection of top events and we hope to meet you there!

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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February Market Report: Sales and Prices Grow Significatly

Van der Rohe Vertigo 2 by ageing accozzaglia
Van der Rohe Vertigo 2 by ageing accozzaglia

Strong sales and price growth were reported through the TorontoMLS system last month. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 2,370 home sales, representing 10.96 per cent increase compared to February 2014. The average selling price at City of Toronto grew up by 5.25 per cent to $630,858. The price and sales growth was even larger for overall Greater Toronto Area, with substancial 11.3 per cent increase in sales, and 7.8 per cent price growth respectively. As Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis, pointed out:

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Photo of the Week: Allan Gardens At Night

Allan Gardens At Night by phraction
Allan Gardens At Night by phraction

Allan Gardens, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest parks in Toronto. In addition to "Conservatory", a greenhouse, it has also a playground and areas for dogs. And on cold winter nights it is simply magical.

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