Downsized living spaces are becoming more and more popular over time with more and more people embracing the thought of living in much smaller apartments to either save on rent, be within minute's reach of the bustling downtown areas or enjoy the cozy charm that only comes with living in a pint-sized apartment. However, with a tiny apartment comes the misconception that decoration should focus more on functionality rather than the design which isn't entirely true as it involves striking a balance between filling your home with items that fit your needs whilst highlighting your personal aesthetic. Below ...
10 Tips for Decorating a Small Apartment
September 6, 2017
Two Cents on Strong Scents in Condo Buildings
June 21, 2017
The apple crisp you spent an hour after work making is turning a beautiful tawny color in your state of the art oven. You open a bottle of Champagne and set out the specially engraved champagne glasses you and your hubby were given as a wedding gift last year. You hear a knock at the door. It’s him! You quickly light a candle and dim the lights then rush to the door. You swing open the door and in breezes your love, along with a scent of garlic that is so strong you’re sure your condo building will be ...
Are gift cards ruining Christmas?
December 18, 2013
Gift cards are ruining Christmas! Ok, that may be a bit extreme, actually gift cards can be quite great as the person you are giving it to will no doubt buy themselves something they need or want. But you have to admit it can take some of the fun out of the watching someone open up your present. For example, I asked my brother what to get for my nephews and he said "EB game gift cards". Really? Am I going to get the your the coolest Aunt ever when they open up their gift cards? Likely not, nor will ...
End of summer blues
August 23, 2013
It's the end of August and I am feeling a tad down. It's not like I was on summer holidays and have to return to school but still, can't help but feel a little down. Well if there are any others out there who are feeling the same way, I say we get out of this slump and enjoy what's left of this glorious summer season. What to do oh what to do?.. Perhaps one last trip to Algonquin Park? Or maybe frolic at the local farmers market this weekend and enjoy as many meals as possible on a patio ...
The Whistler of Ontario
January 9, 2012
In this Monday May I edition we take a look at the Blue Mountain Village because who in Ontario wouldn't want a to own at a hot spot winter get-a-way location! I made the trek up to Blue Mountain this past holiday season and was blown away by how awesome the village and accommodations are. I stayed at the Mosaic in the Blue Mountain Village, and loved the modern decor and in-room kitchenette which comes equipped for all your cooking needs. Not that you need to do any cooking with all the eateries at your doorstep. I tried the ...
January 17, 2011
Have you ever watched HGTV (one of our favorite channels) and saw what some of those homes & condos in America are going for? I'm sure some of you have thought in despair 'that's the same price as my down payment on my 25 year amortized mortgage'. Many Canadian are wondering (insert Chandler Bing's voice) could these prices be any higher. We suggest you calm your worries with the fact that you live in such a thriving country. Canada was not hit badly in the housing market as many city's in the states were due in large part to our ...
Single and ready to Mingle?
December 16, 2010
Now don't get us wrong we here at condominiums.ca love the 905, more spacious layouts, less traffic (although for those driving down HWY 7 or Hurontario you may beg to differ) and generally more affordable prices. However, for those of you who are single and ready to mingle, if you aren't already downtown then pack up your things and join the downtown Toronto scene! With everything from restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, coffee shops and endless mixers are literally outside the entrance to the lobby of your condo. We got to ask, what are you waiting for? Sure, if you grew ...
December 8, 2010
Depending on where you live in this great golden horseshoe, I'm sure some of you had to dust off the old shovel, salt bag, snow brush and scraper this week. Old man winter has arrived and although there is something angelic about the snow as it falls gently to the ground, there is nothing angelic about losing the feeling in your fingers as you try to scrape the snow and ice from your car and driveway. Times like these one can really appreciate the appeal of the condo maintenance-free lifestyle. Sure it comes with a price in terms of the ...
Strongest Condominium Lineup
December 1, 2010
Condominiums.ca is proud to present the GTA & surrounding areas condominium starting lineup for the month of December (visual if you will - lights go off then music and flashing lights come on) Coming in as Michael Jordan we have Imperial Plaza 68 Main Street (Scottie Pippen) Chaz (Dennis Rodman) One Old Mill ( Toni Kukoc) Post House (Steve Kerr) What do these developments have in common you ask? Overall undisputed appeal to both investors and condo dwellers. Imperial Plaza gets the coveted Michael Jordan position because of its high score in all areas. Yonge and St Clair location is ...