I’ve been worried this year by all the vacant storefronts in the downtown core (haven’t we all?), so it’s nice to see some new businesses moving in. Sally’s Roti Shop will open soon on Wellington St, between Princess and Queen...

A friend of mine, a Canadian environmental biologist (let’s call him Ian), swears that Prime Minister Stephen Harper will announce in the next few days that the remains of arctic explorer John Franklin have finally been found.


$299 000

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.


$164 900

I live on Charles St. I’ve said that before. I’ve said also that I like it here. And that I’m not looking to move. The house is great, and so are the neighbours. I’m three minutes from the water, and a really easy fifteen minute walk from the downtown core. And so it’s not surprising that I think this new listing at 145 Charles St is one you might want have a look at.


I saw the post-punk band Interpol at the Horseshoe Tavern about a dozen years ago. Sam and I had no kids and not many responsibilities, either. We saw two or three movies a week and a band or two as well. Interpol put on a great show, I remember. And though I'm not a guy who spends any time at all at the merchandise table I did come away from that gig with a sleeveless T-shirt ...

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