ON MY MIND

I don’t really like admitting it but I had decent reason to walk through the new Dollar Tree store on Princess St last week.  I was looking for a case for an old phone (how is it that we think of a two-year-old phone as “old”?)

I was driving home a little while ago from an open house that was neither particularly encouraging nor completely dismal. Run of the mill, I suppose describes it, and it was held under skies hammered from blistery steel and a little cobalt. 

AN ARCHITECTURALLY BRIGHT LISTING - OPEN SAT 2-4

$348 500

I’ve been lucky enough to list some really marvelous houses in recent months. The steel and glass home on Tacoma comes to mind (if that house was downtown I would have tried to buy it myself). Or the fantastic and ecologically sensitive house for sale now on Trailhead Place. I have the same sort of enthusiasm for the bright architectural ideas being floated in this new one at 377 Mowat Avenue...

67 JOHN ST.

$334 900

NEW PRICE. I must admit that I am taken nearly as much with what is behind this house, as with the careful transformation the house itself has undergone in the last two years. Because behind the back fence is the lovely St. John’s Catholic church. I’ll never have reason to step inside, I don’t suppose...

97 QUEBEC ST

$292 500

It’s not that I find the front of this new listing unattractive – far from it, I actually think the house is adorable – but I’ve chosen to show you its back-side above because I think it tells you more about the house. That’s true in a literal sense, of course, in that you get a glimpse of the old block garage, and the blossom trees, and the pretty yard.

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