First Million Dollar Sale on Victor?

listed For Sale $1,185,000


Don Jail



GPS Thefts

Be careful with your GPS, two people have reported car break ins and thefts of their GPS in and around the Victor Avenue

Friends of TEGH

It may be a surprise to you that TEGH is our local hospital.  Most of us usually think of the downtown university hospitals when it comes to both healthcare and charitable giving.   But TEGH is a community hospital that serves over 1 million Torontonians, including residents of East York, the Beach, Riverdale, Cabbagetown, parts of Leaside and a significant swatch of Scarborough.  Within the catchment area live some of the most vulnerable communities in the entire city – including one of the largest concentrations of new / recent immigrant families with limited means to support themselves, let alone their local hospital.
TEGH is at a critical juncture in its 80 year history, with an aging physical plant that’s in urgent need of redevelopment.  The hospital must raise $60 million from the public to complement the government funds necessary to construct a new facility. The new structure will ensure that the hospital can continue to provide the award winning healthcare for which it has been internationally recognized.
And that’s where you can help.  We’re putting together a local team of civic and philanthropic minded individuals who can work together to help raise awareness and funds for the hospital.  To focus our efforts, Friends of TEGH has set a modest goal of raising $250K to help fund a brand new Children’s Emergency Unit.
If this sounds interesting to you, then you are invited to attend an information session on May 19th, 6:30 pm at the hospital.   At this meeting, you can find out more about the hospital and learn about the innovative tools that that have designed to help individuals like you be successful.
Please let me know if you have any questions, email

Fluffing – Is it worth it?

I have watched 38 Victor Avenue change hands twice in less than a year.  In each case the Real Estate Agent suggested changes in the house to increase its value.

I watched Seller #1 paint the entire house a lighter colour and put in new carpeting.

Buyer #1/Seller #1 repainted the entire house and fluffed it

The other day I was looked out the window and saw thisMAKEOVER

There was the carpet that Seller #1 spent $900 a year ago, taken up and put out for the trash.

In additions, painters have been in and out for a week changing the colours again.

So explain to me why Real Estate Agents suggest making all these changes when the new buyers do what they want anyway. Not sure who the makeover benefits?

Okay, so you know you need to spruce up before you sell. But how much money do you pour into the house you’re vacating? According to a 2005 study conducted by Maritz Research for Royal LePage, 54 per cent of Canadians believe that $2,000 or more is the magic number. And they’re right. Toronto-based real estate agent Michele Chan says most well-maintained homes merit $2,000 to $2,500 in small fix-ups, though Tim Badgley, designer and co-owner of Acanthus Interiors in Port Hope, Ont., argues that even a meager $1,000 goes a long way in paint and throw pillows. Listen to home editor Virginie Martocq as she breaks down by price just how far $1000 can go.

Guess the Selling Price… This is a Big One Sold for $899,000

Asking Price: $899,000

Will it hit One Million?



Victor Victorian! Impecably Restored Masterpiece. This 1892 Beauty Has Been Carefully Returned To It’s Original Architectural Splendeur. Elegant Decor, Formal Rooms, Dramatiic* Decor, High Ceil ,Period Details, Mouldings,Stained Glass, Window Transoms, The List Goes On. Fabulous Gourmet Kitchen W/Tin Ceiling, Island & Loads Of Storage. Walk Out To Large Deck, W/ Lush Gardens, Rare Private Dr & Parking. Design & Decor By Top Firm Powell & Bonell. Feat’d On Hgtv

* more proof real estate agents can’t spell

More pictures here

3 Victor Avenue Guess the Selling Price – sold for $675

3 Victor Avenue Panania

Stunning Family Home on 734m2 Block


3 victor australiaSet in sought after Victor Avenue location opposite a park, is this beautifully renovated 3 bedroom family home. Set on a huge 734 square metre block, this stunning home boasts a large stylish kitchen with dishwasher, plus updated bathroom and two toilets. Immaculately presented throughout, this spacious home features formal lounge and dining rooms, opening to a covered entertaining patio and huge grassed backyard with double carport. Location, Location, Location! This is the one you’ve been waiting for. For further details and for all inspections, please phone Belinda Owsnett on 0417 433 313.

Oops wrong country

$699,000 with PARKING
3 victor sale

Super Huge Family Home In Riverdale! Rare 5+ Bdr Home With Main Floor Family Room! One Bdr Basement Apartment(7.6 Foot Ceilings) With Sep Entr! 9 Foot Ceilings On Main, Fireplace, Walk Out To Deck From Family Room! 4 Bathrooms, Skylights. Wonderful 3rd Floor Master Retreat With 4Pce Ens, Private Open Den & Nursery/Office! Coveted Withrow School District! Steps To Riverdale Park, Ttc & Greektown! Freshly Painted Thru/Out. Spacious And Bright Rooms! Shows Well!**** EXTRAS **** Ss Fridge, 2 Stoves, B/I D/W, B/I Micro(Bsmt), Front Loading W/D. Gb&E(07) & Cac (2006). All Elf’s, Window Coverings, BrdlmW/Laid. Shed And Treehouse In B/Y. Ceiling Fans. Hwt(R) Alarm(R)Approx $35/Mo. Open House Sat & Sun 2-4!

Type Level Dimensions
Bedroom Second level 4.57 m x 3.08 m
Bedroom 2 Second level 3.96 m x 2.96 m
Bedroom 3 Second level 4.63 m x 3.23 m
Master bedroom Third level 4.27 m x 3.05 m
Den Third level 4.33 m x 3.20 m
Living room Basement 7.19 m x 3.05 m
Kitchen Basement 3.48 m x 1.86 m
Living room Ground level 7.77 m x 3.84 m
Dining room Ground level 7.77 m x 3.84 m
Kitchen Ground level 6.89 m x 3.23 m
Family room Ground level 6.89 m x 3.23 m