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Monthly Archives: June 2012

101 Erskine, new Tridel condominiums, coming to Yonge and Eglinton

  View of the city including 101 Erskine(rendering) from Tridel. Yonge and Eglinton is one Toronto neighbourhood that seems to have it all. The location is excellent for just about every activity one could want to take advantage of in a big city. The area teams with shops, schools, churches, movie theatres, parks and restaurants, and it’s all beautifully walkable. Leafy side streets run both ways from busy Yonge Street and if you want to go anywhere else in the city—downtown, out to the east or west end, up north, the subway is right there, as are cross-town buses on Eglinton. After much debate and delay, it looks like the ... Read More »

New organic product keeps produce 2–4 times longer in your fridge

FreshPaper, seen here with strawberries, contains organic compounds derived from the spice fenugreek and others, and inhibits the growth of mould and bacteria on fresh produce, prolonging the shelf life by 2–4 times. A remarkable new product that keeps produce fresh in your fridge is creating quite a lot of buzz. Anything that works to prolong the shelf life of delicacies like raspberries and strawberries by even a day or so would be welcome, in our opinion, but this product claims to extend that life by much longer than that. FreshPaper is an organic, edible (or compostable) “paper” made with no chemicals or plastics. The makers say it works by ... Read More »

Living in a San Francisco Condominium

Member post by Rebecca Jones The first time I saw my condominium, I was very excited to move in. I’d always lived in houses and like many others I dreamed of apartment living. Overall, I had a very positive experience in my condominium. In fact, I would not hesitate to move into another apartment if the right one came along. As a single woman living alone, I was concerned about my safety. Thankfully, this was not an issue. The apartment block that I lived in had various safety features to ensure that me and my belongings were safe. Some of these features were keypad access to the building, deadlocks, swipe ... Read More »

Why didn’t I think of that?

A selection of cool inventions that deal with a variety of everyday problems we present for your amusement.  Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel is also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. Dave Barry One mechanical solution to the problem of one-handed reading (we prefer the natural method: the thumb/baby finger  spread the pages while the three remaining fingers form a back stand). It doesn’t exactly solve a pressing problem, but ingenious nonetheless. If paper books really do disappear, as we keep reading they will, will we remember this? ... Read More »

From the big farm to the Big Apple

Pros and cons of raising kids in a condo Member post by Elaine Williamson When we moved to New York City from our family property in Colchester, Connecticut in October 2010, my husband and I had no clue what raising a family in a condominium meant, considering we had 11-month-old twin girls to take care of. This was an abrupt transition and neither of us had any opportunity to prepare beforehand. Consequently, we hastily jumped at the first good apartment deal with rather limited background check on the area or any essential tips on how to adapt from the subtle country lifestyle to the fast-paced city life. Needless to say, ... Read More »

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