Corinne McCabe , Broker

Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

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This property has SOLD at 29 Oakcrest AVE in Toronto.
Opportunity Rarely Offered In Such A Great Location. Cul De Sac end of Oakcrest, you have "Parklands" and Ravine on 3 sides, and a park across the street! Stairs down to Woodbine give you easy access to the Subway. The house is solid but In mostly original condition. Perfect for renovation or new build. Roof 2012. Forced Air Gas Furnace 1999. Lots of new wiring but likely still some Knob & Tube. Don't miss out on this one.

New featured property at 59 Woodmount AVE in Toronto.
Move-In ready Danforth gem. Solid wood flooring on main and new plush Berber (2015) on second. This solid family home has had all the mechanics done for you. Freshly painted. Updated electrical (200A). Updated plumbing Incl 3/4" line from the city. Shingles (2014). Flat roof (2012). Newer windows on main and uppers. Lennox Furnace + A/C (2009). Sep. Ent. To Potential Nanny Suite. Eat-In kitchen. Garage. Interlocked patio. Beautiful summer lawn! A++ Location!

New featured property at 29 Oakcrest AVE in Toronto.
Opportunity Rarely Offered In Such A Great Location. Cul De Sac end of Oakcrest, you have "Parklands" and Ravine on 3 sides, and a park across the street! Stairs down to Woodbine give you easy access to the Subway. The house is solid but In mostly original condition. Perfect for renovation or new build. Roof 2012. Forced Air Gas Furnace 1999. Lots of new wiring but likely still some Knob & Tube. Don't miss out on this one.


Friday the 13th is generally believed to be a bad luck day. But with a boiling Toronto real estate market, low interest rates and tight new inventory, today is a good news day for sellers who have been holding out, waiting for their ship to come in. It’s kind of like going to the grocery store for batteries the day before the big hurricane only to find the shelves are bare while the kid outside is selling them for twice the price.


We’ve been collecting weekly sales data for a while now and it is often fun to look back a year and compare markets. For instance, last year at this time, there were about 200 new freehold listings in the downtown core. Today it is only marginally better at 210. While we have been tracking upward in the number of listings since the beginning of the year, the extreme cold has generally slowed that trend down. The big difference is the number of sales. Last year there were 75 sales while this week we registered 148 sales with well over 60% selling at or above the list price.


The resale condominium sector is following the same trends. New listings are only slightly higher than the same period last year (516 compared to 489) but sales have climbed by nearly 20% and the number of condos sold at or above asking has hit another record (27%). While there seems to be adequate inventory across the downtown core, our research shows that the most desired suites tend to attract end users in boutique buildings in established neighbourhoods.


Bosley Real Estate Ltd. is a full service boutique brokerage operating in Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake since 1928. We have three centrally located offices and over 230 sales representatives selling and leasing homes and condominiums in all the vibrant communities we work in. Our brand is well recognized thanks to our unique affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Our sales teams meet weekly to discuss market conditions, trending topics, and anecdotes that more accurately report on the true temperature of the real estate market.


Building a community, one layer at a time: Porter

At Stephenson Park, neighbours have come together to build a community ice rink. On Sunday, they host their first skating party.


You don’t flood an ice rink. You mist one, finely.


The trick, J.P. Vernier says as we shuffle like shadows across the surface of Stephenson Park’s new rink, is shaking the hose while pointing the nozzle up.  “Never hold it down,” he instructs. “It’s simple science: water isn’t as cold as ice.”


The hose weighs heavily in my hands. The evening air snaps my cheeks. The neighbourhood ice-making crew stretches behind me like posts in an electrical line, holding up the hose so I don’t trip.  “It’s like eating a cob of corn — you go from one side to the other,” suggests Peter Woodcock over my shoulder.  Vernier and Woodcock are married. They live right across from Stephenson, a scrappy little park near Main Street and Danforth Avenue. From their porch, they’ve witnessed drug deals by the swings and an armed police takedown in the baseball diamond.  They decided to stage some interventions last summer — morning yoga sessions, a neighbours’ movie night, an opera singer accompanied by a harpist one evening in the park. What drug dealer wants Madama Butterfly as his soundtrack?  The strategy seems to be working. Good begets good, says local crime prevention officer Jon Morrice. He’s using the park as a model.


Then winter descended. The Friends of Stephenson Park’s thought process went like this: “Oh, gee. Now what do we do?” says Woodcock, 53. “We make a rink, what else!”  Neither Woodcock nor Vernier had skated in a good 30 years. They don’t have kids who skate because they don’t have kids.  So, it goes without saying, their ice rink building experience was wanting.

Together with their neighbours, they are learning on the job.  “When you connect the hose, you have to turn it really, really tight,” advises Woodcock. “Otherwise, you become an icicle.”


Community ice rinks are advertisements for how Toronto’s Parks Department should work. No complicated paperwork, no hefty insurance — all neighbours need to get the go-ahead is a team of volunteers.  Parks staff even supplies all the equipment: hoses, scrapers, shovels, pylons, flashlights, plastic gloves and a tool box.  It should be free and it is, which is fabulous but unusual in our city today.


We finish misting the rink with water.  We have to wait 30 minutes, I’m told. That’s how long it takes for the layer to freeze. And we can’t nip home to defrost, because we need to guard our work.  The clear ice is just too tempting, especially when the lights reflect off it and the night is still and you feel like you are beside a lake. “One night, 20 teens came out of nowhere, running to the rink,” says Vernier, 57.  If it’s too cold, the ice makers huddle in the park shed around some space heaters they’ve hooked up.

It’s here the team conducts its ornate ritual of putting the hoses away. Any water left inside them will quickly freeze, meaning no ice-making tomorrow. They hang them, and heat them and blow dry them with a shop vacuum, borrowed from a neighbour contractor who has since become a friend.


This is how a community is built: one misted layer at a time.


On Sunday, the icemakers are hosting their first Stephenson Park skating party. They’ve rented some lights and taken out a bonfire permit. One neighbour kicked in money for supplies, another is making cookies. There will be hot chocolate.  Will Woodcock skate?

“I went out for the first time last Saturday. My little 10-year-old neighbour joined me,” he says. They were alone on the rink. The sun was bright. He was nervous at first, but then it all came back.  “It was exciting. My heart was racing. I was laughing . . . the joy of it all.”  In other words, of course he will skate.


Join him in Stephenson Park this Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.


This property has SOLD at 227 Glebeholme BLVD in Toronto.
Lovely Detached Three Bedroom Home Walking Distance To The Subway! Unique Centre Hall Floor Plan. Great Layout And Corner Lot Ensure All Rooms Have Natural Light And Views Of The Award Winning Perennial Gardens. A Combination Of Traditional Features Including Original Wood Trim And Mouldings Pair With Upgraded Kitchen And Bathrooms. Large Master Bdrm Features Big Closet And A Covered Balcony. 2nd Bedroom Opens To Large Deck Overlooking Backyard.


You’re invited!


If you would like to come to our Board meeting on February 10 @ 7:30pm at a local establishment along the Danforth, send an email to for more information, and we’ll add you to the list.


Why come to our meeting? Lots of reasons! Because you want to get involved. Because you want to hear more about us. Because you feel like it. Any reason is a good reason to come and hang with us.

Because this is our first official Board meeting of 2015?!




New featured property at 21 Barfield AVE in Toronto.
Custom Designed, Spacious 3+1 bedrooms and 3.5 Baths All With Heated Floors, in a Family Friendly Neighborhood. Main Level Features 10Ft Ceilings, Inset Granite Framed Fireplace and a 2Pc bath. Modern Open Concept Kitchen, with S/S Appliances, Waterfall Centre Island With Breakfast Bar, Tons Of Counter & Storage Space, and a Floor To Ceiling Pantry. 2nd Level Boasts 11Ft Cathedral Vaulted Ceilings In 3 Bdrms, Spacious Master bedroom, with Walk-in Closet And 3Pc Ensuite bath. Bsmt Features 8Ft Ceilings and is Fully Finished. Large Family Room is Pre-Wired for a Home Theatre, Bed/Office, Ample Sized Laundry Room & a 4Pc Bath. Private Backyard, Cedar Deck W/Gas Line And 10 Min Walk To Subway. Truly a lovely home.


Earlier in the year, Tom Bosley, president and broker of record of Bosley Real Estate Ltd., realized the time was ripe to re-energize his business and refine or change what they’ve done in the past in order to be better and stay ahead of the competition.

I'm excited to be on this journey with such a forward thinking company, and look forward to a bright and prosperous future in the Toronto Real Estate market.