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Leslieville Art News : Project Gallery Update

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Blog

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: ONTARIO PLEIN AIR SOCIETY ‘Visions in the Open Air’ Nov. 20 – December 3, 2014 Reception: Sat. Nov. 22nd, 1-5pm RSVP Approximately 100 paintings, done on location, by members of the Ontario Plein Air Society. Each of these 28 OPAS artists paints in their own unique style. The subjects vary rom landscapes, urban-scapes, country-scapes, harbours and much more. This exhibition shows that new twists on traditional styles such as post-impressionism, impressionism, Fauve, Canadian Impressionism are emerging in new artists as...

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Riverside Historical Walk Brochure

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog

We are proud to be one of the sponsors for this brochure documenting the rich history of Riverside.   For the complete version of it please click here: Riverside Historical brochure As the images aren’t included below, just the copy. We don’t have a web friendly version of this document. Kind Regards,   Matt & Ben       A Rich Heritage to Explore A Rich Heritage to Explore A publication of the Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA) www.Riverside-TO.com The Don...

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Leslieville News: 4th Leslieville Art Gallery Crawl

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Blog

Hey Everyone, Check out this great weekend event! — Project Gallery is pleased to announce it will be host to the 4th Leslieville Art Gallery Crawl for 2014. We invite art lovers of all ages to join us as we explore 5 very different galleries along Queen Street East representing the vibrant art scene of the east end. The gallery crawl will take place Sunday November 23rd, 2014. Participants are welcome to peruse at their own pace from 12-6pm or...

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Leslieville News: Duke’s Santa Claus Breakfast!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Blog

SAVE THE DATE for Duke’s 20th annual SANTA’S BREAKFAST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 – 8:45-11:00am Join us for a fun filled morning of food and activities! Silent Art Auction of pieces created by the classrooms (check out the displays in the lobby throughout this month) Silent Wreath Auction of handmade wreaths by parents Winter Land Trail where snow fairies guide you through an enchanted walk to make a festive wish ($3) Children’s Marketplace where kids can buy surprise gifts (all items...

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Riverside and Leslieville News : Light up the Riverside!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Blog

  Matt & Ben together with the Riverside BIA invite you to the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Sat. Nov 29th 5:00-7:00pm @ Mustard Seed 791 Queen St. E (Queen & Degrassi)     5:00-6:30pm -Visit with Santa & Kid’s activities 6:00pm Tree lighting 5:30-7:00pm Toronto Beach Choral performing Free Hot Chocolate & treats   Plus… stay tuned for: The Antler Breakfast – early on Dec 12th An Sibí n Pub 709 Queen St. E   Visit Riverside-TO.com for other Holiday Events and offers On Nov...

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Leslieville News: Chef Eric Wood Behind the Stoves at Maple Leaf Tavern

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Blog

Hi Everyone, We recently received the following email with some exciting news regarding Maple Leaf Tavern. Check it out! — Chef Eric Wood Behind the Stoves at Maple Leaf Tavern & PORT Restaurant Toronto & East GTA (November 4, 2014) – Maple Leaf Tavern and PORT Restaurant are pleased to announce the addition of Chef Eric Wood to their leadership team. Chef Wood recently left his year-long outpost at the Beverly Hotel in Toronto. We are thrilled to have...

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Leslieville & Riverside News: Try Out the Danforth’s “Louis Cifer Brew Pub”

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Blog

I recently visited the new Louis Cifer Brew Pub (“Lucifer” if you say it fast enough) on the Danforth located at 417 Danforth Avenue.  It was opened by the owners of one of my favourite pubs in Cabbage Town- Stout. I actually liked Louis Cifer so much after my first visit that I went back another two nights in a row! Being a newly opened brew pub they are in the process of getting their brewing in motion but...

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The 1980’s on Toronto’s Eastside : Leslieville, Riverside, Riverdale

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Best of Leslieville, Blog

After the popularity of my last blog entry on the 1960’s landscape of the east side of Toronto, I decided to breakdown all the photos we have by decades so that we can “visit” this era digitally. My recommended soundtrack to this photo album would be Michael Jackson’s Thriller (Sorry, like batteries with your favourite 80’s toys – the soundtrack is not included here, but you could open up MJ in another window on youtube). This is an era...

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Leslieville News: Art Exhibition

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Blog

Project Gallery will be featuring Toronto-based artist, Lesja Cymbaly, in it’s latest solo exhibition. The show will run from November 6th – November 12th and there will be an opening reception on Friday November 7th from 6-10pm.    This series of illustrations by Lesja Cymbaly are primarily the result of a chance encounter with a sketching group in Savannah, Georgia. This meeting led to an invitation to draw with professors of the Savannah College of Art & Design, participate in the portrait group at the Telfair...

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Toronto’s East Side in the 1960’s (Leslieville,Riverdale)

Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Blog

Are you curious what Leslieville, East York, Riverdale and Riverside looked like in the 1960’s?  I scoured the internet for photos, here are the best ones I could find. If you have any photos I could include here please email me at ben@leslieville.com  We are huge fans of Leslieville, Riverside, and Riverdale real estate related images and would love to share them with everyone. Put on your favourite Beatles album and take a look at these! Via John Chuckman,...

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Leslieville & Riverside: Where will you go to hide out when the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Best of Leslieville, Blog

  I’m sure you have already prepared yourself for the imminent Zombie Apocalypse. Your basement or condo locker is filled with all the necessities:  cases of beans, bottles of water, Fruit Loops, energy drinks,  weapons, and of course Matt & Ben’s RE/MAX business cards (you might want to sell your home fast at the first sight of a Zombie). We generally aren’t gun loving types in Leslieville, so most us will have to use common household weapons. There are...

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Leslieville Pilates Instructor Sandra Brunner talks about “Mum Bum”

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Blog

The dreaded “mum bum” : Squats are not enough.   “Mum bum” begins in pregnancy; when the centre of gravity shifts and takes the posture with it. Trying to offset the pregnancy weight, women push the hips forward and tuck the tailbone under. After pregnancy, it can be hard for the body to reset itself back to a more aligned position. Because the most obvious sign of this altered posture is the bum, or lack thereof, most women think...

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George’s Barbershop Celebrates 50 Years!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Blog

Have you met George? You’ve undoubtedly passed his Barbershop and Broadview Beauty Parlour at 741 Queen St East. Many of you will likely have gotten your hair cut by him. Others will have noticed him engaged in a friendly game of chess at his window with a customer. While our neighbourhood has seen several changes over the years, George has been a beloved fixture. A couple days ago George celebrated his 50th year in business in our community! He...

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Leslieville Real Estate: Looking for inexpensive interior design ideas?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Blog, Real Estate

Thanks to local interior designer Jacqueline Peres for this great blog post!     Thinking of creating a gallery wall, and have no idea where to start? As a proud Leslieviller, there are some inexpensive choices for displaying neighbourhood love and gaining conversation pieces for your next dinner party. Scour through thousands of photos at Toronto Archives here OR better yet, drop by for a visit. Park in their lot at 255 Spadina Road for free (where else can you...

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