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 In our NEW Informed Sellers Guide, we ask the question of our potential clients to write 10 reasons “Why I love my Home and
neighbourhood?” In 2015 I wrote about Etobicoke neighbourhoods and why we love them best.

Pinterest has a board of 722 best why I love my house images. It’s inspiring to look at these images and envision them in your home. There’s a blog by the Frugal Homemaker that shows the 20 reasons why she loves her home and they are getting ready to move next year.

Quoted in an essay by unknown “For me, happiness starts from my home and ends at my home.” Well, why is that?

The main reason we ask is to find out from the home seller why they have loved living there. What is their story? For a home buyer, this can be important information. They are looking for a home to grow with and a neighbourhood to feel safe and comfortable in. What is it that made the Seller live there for so long?

For the home :

where was your favourite room to read? What happens to the home in each season? What are the warm spots and cold spots? Bell or Rogers stories? Best fireplace or  Oven mishap? Celebrations! Handyman or woman for all the different adventures, plumbing, electrical, renos, tiling, painting, roof, and eavestrough…

For the neighbourhood:
Where did they like to go for outdoor time and activities? Where is the best shopping or grocery store and why? What churches and schools were like? Who likes pets and who doesn’t? Where are the closest dog parks? Are there any Book clubs or social activities like street parties? Who is the go-to IT guy or gal on the block?

 What is your story?

We have lived in many of the hoods in Etobicoke. Princess Gardens is where we grew up, Eatonville then Princess Ann Manor. Now Humber Heights. And each neighbourhood has its best routes to major Highways, stores etc. Where to avoid traffic? Where to get the best take out, where to find your favourite coffee spot, friendliest bar, convenient gym for workouts, dog walks, Jogging or cycling trails. Baby strolling sidewalks? Auto repair or body shops you trust? Cheapest Gas or best for Tim’s and fill up.

I hope this helps you fill out our sheet so that everyone can get the most out of it. Just do not fall in love with your house again and start the discussion of “Why are we moving” again. That will just disrupt the whole process. Your next focus should be what are we getting rid of as in clutter and Furniture to make room for all the people who want to buy your old home.

So when you get your guide and get to this page in it “Describe 10 things you love most about your home or neighbourhood.” this is our guide on how to answer it, that is if you need any help at all.

Disclaimer: This Blog is not intended to get you to sell your home or to make you fall back in love with it. But…

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Every Etobicoke Local neighbourhood listed on our site has a link to HoodQ.

HoodQ gives you all the data with more detailed info on each Category. Like Local Schools, Public, Middle, Catholic and High and their websites and all sorts of info about the local stores, Local Pharmacy, Local Grocery etc and of course the safety concerns, Closest Local hospital, Local Fire and Local Police Station. Here is the link to our HoodQ on our latest listing in Centennial Park.  Please feel free to try it out or any of the similar type icons we have on each neighbourhood page on our site. Just go to Neighbourhoods on our Homepage and click on the drop-down menu and choose.

And if you would like some info on your family address just call, email or text us the home address you want and we will send you a HoodQ Neighbourhood report.

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Up and coming, Active House, better living=better lifestyle 

Real Estate Agent with REMAX Professionals Inc.

What if a home could improve upon your five senses? 

Great Gulf homes in CanadaEtobicoke’s Centennial Park neighbourhood have created this new age home to enhance your life and lifestyle. It is the first of its kind and they call it Active House. Their approach is the efforts of a team of Denmark and Canadian scientists determining what in a home can be improved upon with todays technologies to make it the best possible experience.

Active House is a better way to build and live in your home.The five senses we enjoy as human beings are the senses Great Gulf has focussed on for a better living experience. 

Our sense of sight is improved in the daytime so they positioned skylights with automated shutter systems and Sun tunnels that open to allow a maximum daylight factor. When it rains the sunlights sense it and close automatically  .

The indoor air quality is healthier with two systems, one mechanical and one natural. In tandem, this makes for potentially better sleep habits. Like those Cottage fresh air deep sleeps we all know and cherish.

With the triple glazed windows and Great Gulfs pre-fabricated home construction the acoustics provide an improved hearing experience throughout the home. 

Energy efficiency is perfect to the touch. Better construction, freshwater consumption, energy supply, demand all reducing the dependency on fossil fuels make this home touch all of your senses in a positive way and more. 

Three Active House principles:

  • Comfort: the building creates a healthier and more comfortable life
  • Energy: the building contributes positively to the energy balance of the building
  • Environment: the building has a positive impact on the environment.


Home is a safe haven for your family and the Rogers Smart Home is infused into this home with their wi-fi technology ready to sense danger whether it be physical or natural. A water sensor in the basement will trigger alarms if there is a flood. Even Tesla is getting in on the act with its Powerwall system, not only a backup system but also it manages your energy used and consumed.

Now that this first Active House is ready for its first buyer and what better location could there be then Centennial Park? Where people play and enjoy active lifestyles at the Olympian, the Golf Course, the Botanical Gardens, local Football stadium and Ice Rinks all surrounding the Ski Hills and trails for cycling and Jogging and lots more.  An Active lifestyle for an Active House.

“the easiest way to organize your stuff is to get rid of most of it”

We understand…

A loved one’s lifestyle is changing. It could be a downsize, a divorce or even a death in the family. The challenges of this moment in your families life are difficult to understand. Moving your parents is one big thing, finding a caring place is another. Then selling your childhood home seems inconsequential after helping your family cope.

Our job is to minimize the challenges and our specialty is meeting with everyone involved, providing the expertise needed to solve the families issues, to do with Real Estate. Getting the family home ready, whether it is decluttering, Cleaning, moving old furniture out and staging new furniture and accessories to update your home with its best foot forward. Providing all the necessary contacts to get the job done within the set time. Guiding you along the path with the least bit of resistance possible, for everyone involved.

“Childhood homes become repositories for our memories, and even years later, when we see a home we once lived in, hundreds of evocative memories can flood in. “We remember where the Christmas tree stood, or the mantel by which all the prom and graduation and first day of school pictures sit.”

“I was quickly flooded with emotion as the realization set in that the only home and safe haven I had known for my entire life — 47 years — was about to be sold, and I could never again set foot inside,”

Photographing the rooms, furniture, wallpaper and even appliances — anything that evokes a memory — also helps with closure, said Dr. Linda Sapadin, Long Island-based psychologist and author of “Master Your Fears,” along with other self-help books.

These are all the considerations we endeavour to answer and solve for you.

Take the items that evoke the richest memories, the Doorway that measured your sibling’s growth, the doorknob of your room that would never lock properly, the bunk bed bottom you stared at dreaming the night away, the cookie jar,. This will help with the separation anxiety from your happy childhood.

We will do our best to answer all of your concerns. Feel free to contact us and ask anything. We would love to help your family get through this arduous task.


Mimico, Etobicoke, Mimico home of the wild pigeons  and Etobicoke “where the alders grow” as the Indian tribes of the day named them. Changes have come and have gone since those early days and what you see today is an active, vibrant community along the lake shore of many new architecturally designed and environmentally pleasing space.


From the bridge that crosses the river and the paths etched out along the lake, you can enjoy the dog-walking people watching spectacle.



” TORONTO” displayed of driftwood sits on the shore across from a City view of our growing skyline. Development rages on in this zone of skyscrapers. Downsizers, Millenials, from all walks are making this lake front a destination for living and enjoying its lifestyle.  A Streetcar to Downtown Toronto and the Billy Bishop Airport and 15 minutes up Royal York Rd to the Gardener QEW up 427 North and you are leaving on a jet plane from our International airport.

To search what is available in the Condo Market follow this link  to all the Etobicoke Condos in your price range and if you know the building you prefer just click CONDOS (along the top banner) and the drop down list will supply you all the names and addresses of what is currently for sale in your choice.