The Julie Kinnear Team of Toronto Real Estate Agents https://juliekinnear.com Toronto real estate with personality. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:32:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.16 Conzo’s – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/conzo-jkt-favourite https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/conzo-jkt-favourite#respond Fri, 26 Feb 2021 12:32:34 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42823 JKT's Favourite Things Friday featuring Conzo's!

Julie: "This pizzeria opened last year just before COVID and is founded by the same owners/chefs of the trendy Sugo. Absolutely delicious wood fired ‘za too - which happens to be my favourite food!"

Conzo's is open from Thursday to Saturday 3-9pm for take out. You can find them at 1279 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON.

Their social media accounts are super fun, follow them now!
Conzo's Instagram & Sugo Instagram

Now more than ever these local independent restaurants need our support. Shop local, support local!

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Ceramics by Jessica Hiemstra – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/jessica-hiemstra-jkt-favourite https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/jessica-hiemstra-jkt-favourite#respond Fri, 19 Feb 2021 10:07:14 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42816 In JKT's Favourite Thing Friday we present to you a beautiful ceramic bowl by a Toronto artist Jessica Hiemstra.

Holly: "My new ceramic bowl designed by the delightful artist Jessica Hiemstra is definitely my favourite thing. It really helps pull things together in my living room. I was going to sell that marble coffee table and get something else (which seems like so much work..) but saw the bowl and thought “that’ll do it” and I think it does."

Jessica Hiemstra is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist,writer and compulsive collaborator. Visit her Curios Shop online to find your favourite art piece.

Shop local, support local!

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February 2021 Krazy Kontest Winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/february-2021-krazy-kontest-winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/february-2021-krazy-kontest-winner#respond Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:13:29 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42806 Congratulations to the winner of our February 2021 Krazy Kontest!

The correct answer to our question "Where was The Notebook movie primarily filmed?" is South Carolina. And who won the $50 gift certificate to Chocolateria on Roncesvalles? Watch Jay's video to find out :)

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CSA baskets from Wheelbarrow Farm – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/wheelbarrowfarm-csa-jkt-favourites https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/wheelbarrowfarm-csa-jkt-favourites#respond Fri, 12 Feb 2021 15:49:08 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42781 If you've been wondering what is this week's JKT's favourite thing, here's the answer from Holly!

"My favourite thing is CSA share with Wheelbarrow Farm - You basically buy a share in the harvest. Every other week I get a beautiful box of freshly picked seasonal and locally grown vegetables. Check it out!"

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It's a system of growing and distributing organic produce that restores the link between farmers and the surrounding communities. Find out more about it here.

How does it work on Wheelbarrow Farm?
"By joining our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program you become a member and own a "share" of the year's harvest. CSA "shareholders" pay for their produce before the start of the growing season, which helps the farm with start-up funds to purchase seeds, and supplies. As a member of a CSA, you know get to know your farmer and exactly where and how your food has been grown!" 

YOU CAN NOW SIGN UP FOR 2021 CSA TO RESERVE YOUR SHARE EARLY!

And you know how it goes... shop local, support local!

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January 2021 Toronto Market Report https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/january-2021-toronto-market-report https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/january-2021-toronto-market-report#respond Tue, 09 Feb 2021 10:00:32 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42766 Stephen H / unsplash

Toronto Real Estate Board announced the following data for January 2021:

Home Sales & Listings

January 2021 home sales amounted to 6,928 – up by more than 50 per cent compared to January 2020. This strong start to 2021 included sales growth across all major segments including condominium apartments, both in the City of Toronto and surrounding GTA regions.

New listings were also up on a year-over-year basis in January, but not by the same annual rate as sales. This means market conditions tightened compared to January 2020, resulting in the continuation of double-digit growth in the MLS® Home Price Index and the average selling price.

Home Prices

The average selling price for January 2021 was up by 15.5 per cent to $967,885 year-over-year. The MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark was up by 11.9 per cent over the same period.

Price growth was driven by the low-rise market segments, while the average condo apartment price was down in Toronto. However, if we continue to see condo sales growth outstrip condo listings growth, we could start to see renewed growth in condo prices later this year.


 

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The Bike Nook – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/the-bikenook-jkt%e2%80%99s-favourite https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/the-bikenook-jkt%e2%80%99s-favourite#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2021 14:57:35 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42759 Currently, Julie's Favourite Thing is The Bike Nook: Ordered this from our local Canadian Tire store. So easy to park my bike upright to save space with no need to install anything in the wall, moves around easily.

Shop Canada's Top Department Store Online right now and don't forget to

shop local, support local! #JKTFavourites

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February Krazy Kontest https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2021-february-krazy-kontest https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2021-february-krazy-kontest#respond Mon, 01 Feb 2021 08:06:40 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/2021-february-krazy-kontest What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day during the pandemic than watching The Notebook? Especially as its two lead star actors are Canadians Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling! Winner receives $50 to Chocolateria on Roncesvalles- a fabulous favourite local shop. The gift card is valid for their online store - easy peasy. Good luck! Remember annual grand prize Kontest is in March and every entry for the whole year goes in there. So if you enter February and March you get 2 chances at the grand prize! Have fun!

Just answer the following skill testing question for your chance to win!

One correct answer to the following skill-testing question will be drawn:

Where was The Notebook movie primarily filmed?

Alberta
South Carolina
Georgia
British Columbia
North Carolina


This contest has closed!

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The Farmhouse Pottery – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/farmhouse-pottery-jkt-favourites https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/farmhouse-pottery-jkt-favourites#respond Fri, 29 Jan 2021 14:26:20 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42739 Jen's favourite thing of the week is having her usual afternoon tea out of the mug from The Farmhouse Pottery.

Find one for yourself too and shop local, support local!

The Farmhouse Pottery is located on the Hockley Road just outside of Orangeville – an hour’s drive northwest of Toronto. It was established in 1977. Allan Pace, the studio potter, has been creating stoneware, porcelain and raku pottery for twenty-six years. Fun and super interesting fact - The Province of Ontario gave gifts from Al’s studio to Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul on their visits to Canada.

Visit their website and find your favourites!




 

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Reid’s Distillery – JKT’s Favourite Things Friday https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/reids-distillery-jkt-favourites https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/reids-distillery-jkt-favourites#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:31:33 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42731 Mysterious delivery contained a wonderful surprise. Watch Julie's favourite local thing of this Friday.

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Reid's Distillery is Toronto's gin distillery, located in Leslieville.
Distilled by Family, Inspired by Adventure.

Order cocktails to be delivered right to your door or explore more of their gin on the website https://reidsdistillery.com/

and don't forget to shop local, support local!

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January 2021 Krazy Kontest Winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/january-2021-krazy-kontest-winner https://juliekinnear.com/blogs/january-2021-krazy-kontest-winner#respond Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:42:01 +0000 https://juliekinnear.com/?p=42662 Congratulations to the winner of our January 2021 Krazy Kontest!

The correct answer to our question "In 1983, Oprah moved to Chicago and took over a local talk show that was soon to become "The Oprah Winfrey Show". What was the name of this talk show??" is AM Chicago.

And who won a $50 gift certificate to Alimentari - Italian Grocery? Watch Jay's video to find out.

So delicious! Alimentari is located on Roncesvalles in West Toronto, they have been serving the local neighbourhood since 2017. Alimentari now offers their grocery and house-made products delivered to doors throughout the GTA! Visit their website https://alimentarito.com/ and find out more.

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