Other than brushing my teeth, the other thing I do daily is to go out for a run or walk. At first it was to get the body moving, but I realize it became more about reconnecting with nature, seeing the sky, smelling the trees, touching the grass.

From recent conversations with sellers, buyers and renters, builders and architects, priorities and needs have certainly shifted. Second home-office space, having your own outdoor space is on the higher rung of importance in the home now. Luckily, even though Toronto is Canada’s most urban city, it’s still arguably one of greenest.


96 South Kingsway Swansea Toronto

Can you see the Japanese maple tree? Main floor of 96 S. Kingsway by David Peterson Architect. Photo by Seamus O’Hara

How can we include more nature into our homes in an elegant and integrated way?  Some prime examples are found in the heart of Swansea whereby Architect David Peterson has incorporated trees, green roofs and brought the outside to the inside of the home like you’ve never seen before.

See these uniquely beautiful houses for inspiration featured in Design Lines: The Rockstar Architect Transforming Swansea with Ravine House Design, or take a virtual tour of one these houses HERE or click on the image below.

100 South Kingsway Matterport Tour

Click on the image above for a Virtual tour .


Toronto Stats this Past week

MLS activity from October 28 to November 3 for residential properties:

For Sale:


Newly listed:




↓ For Rent:


Compare the above to the week before from October 21 to 27 when there were 9,231 for sale, 1,520 newly listed, 533 sold  & 12,891 for rent.


Just listed in Toronto within the last 24hrs

:: 43 Houses under $950k ::

:: 62 Houses $950k – $1.4M ::

:: 32 Houses $1.4M – $2M ::

:: 39 Houses $2M+ ::


:: 55 Condos under $500k ::

:: 85 Condos $500k – $600k ::

:: 77 Condos $600k – $700k ::

:: 63 Condos $700k – $900k ::

:: 45 Condos $900k+ ::


:: 9 GTA Foreclosures ::


(Email or call me directly for specific sold or off-market properties)


If you would like me to look up any other numbers for you, just call or text me 647-804-8601. Let me know how I can help with your (RE)search.