Etobicokes neighbourhoods are perfect for those of us who dont want to hear the action of a busy downtown. Its perfect for us who may have done the long commute and have tired of it. Wasted time, high gas prices, traffic caused many of us to rethink commuting.Even the proximity to the Airports makes much more sense to live in Etobicoke vs. The Beaches, Markham, Richmond Hill. After a flight who wants to wade through customs just to hop in the car and drive for an hour to get home. Or pay a taxi fare?

Etobicokes transit is improving to. Soon we will have access directly through Light Rail Train LRT to the Major Airport Lester b. Pearson International. The big Box stores are everpresent and our Major Shopping Mall Sherway Gardens has undergone a…

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Where do Our neighbourhoods in Etobicoke rank in Toronto? University of Toronto has created a slider whereby you can choose the best neighbourhood suited to you determining what is important to you. It is broken down into categories and given statistics. Housing affordability, Crime, Transit, Health, Shopping, Entertainment, Community, Diversity, Schools and Employment. You can customize the Rankings by sliding each category to the value you believe is what is best for you and your family.

Here is where these Etobicokes neighbourhoods rank when the slider is at maximum for CRIME, HEALTH, COMMUNITY and SCHOOLS.

ALDERWOOD 66, Centennial Park 93 Edenbridge Humber Valley 48 Now go to your neighbourhood and slide the categories to what is important…

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You may think you don't want or need a second kitchen, but... Have you ever wished for more fridge space? Perhaps you're hosting a party and would like a wet bar to better serve guests. Preparing large holiday meals can be overwhelming and time consuming unless of course you have a second oven to bake that pie and more fridge space to store those appetizers you made ahead of time.

Consider all the alternatives... if you have a dining area why do you need an eat-in kitchen? Use your space wisely. Turn the eat-in into a den or office space where working from home becomes a possibility.

Buying a home means having an open mind. You may not have considered what potential every room holds. Attic spaces can become cozy bedrooms, home offices or the…

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Links to Etobicoke and Etobicoke Public, Separate, Private Schools with names, phone numbers and districts

Toronto District School Board - School List



School Name





Alternative, Elementary




Etobicoke Year-Round Alternative Centre

160 Silverhill Drive M9B 3W7 394-2120 Gabi Kurzydlowski

Adult Day Schools



Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre

500 The East Mall M9B2C4 394-7130 Don Cameron




Briarcrest JS

60 Wellesworth Drive M9C4R3 394-6180 Jacqueline Goh

Broadacres JS

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Create an atmosphere!

The Living and Dining Rooms of Etobicoke! Make them shine!

  1. Treat these rooms as if they were stage sets. From Parenthood More Julies home than Zekes. Suggest a good family life, a guitar is warm, a dictionary, half finished crossword puzzle- let the buyer imagine living in your home.

  2. If you have a fireplace make it the focal point and decorate the mantle or add some Art. or Mirrors work great. Here are some great ideas. 

  3. Remember from Day 2 . The family traffic must flow. Imagine the Bravermans coming through your home. Remove large furniture so people do not have to walk around it. Remove all foot stools or ottomans. Make room for Daddy! 

  4. Draw attention to exposed beams or a cathedral…

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    1. The Front door may need a fresh painting or some new hardware. If the door or lock stick this will just create issues with the Lockbox. Fix it before the phone call comes.

    2. If the Porch needs a welcome mat Home Depot or Loews have many choices. Make your guest feel that this is a home not a house. Add some flowers for a prettier attention grabber. 

    3. Open those Picture window curtains and make the glass sparkle.

    4. This is the homes first impression after curb appeal. Make it more appealing!

    5. The Front Foyer, Entrance or Hall Make them all feel larger. Add a well placed mirror.

    6. And if you haven't already, taper down or clean out your Closet and make room.

    7. If its a dated tile in the foyer, update it…

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For the next few Blogs ( like you are going to read all of them) let us together get some ideas flowing on how you can get more money for your home, should you want or need to move. Feel free to comment , we love a good dialogue. Yes you might be spending to make, and time is money so even if it speeds up your sale that's a good thing.

  1. Be meticulous, make any repair your home will need, even minor. Your prospective buyer does not need any reason not to buy. Don't give them one!

  2. It's always time for Spring Cleaning. If it's too much for you to do there are companies that specialize in getting your house spic and span and smelling good.

  3. Garage Sales are a great way to get rid of old stuff and make room in the garage for other…

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We have developed a Note Pad for our The Gordon's Real Estate business we hope will help our clients and new prospects better organize their trip to the grocery store. Please let us know what you think and if you are in West Toronto/ Etobicoke we can drop one off to you. You can use it anywhere and of course for whatever store you prefer. Loblaws, Superstore, No Frills, Food Basics, Sobeys, Metro, Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Food Basics, Costco and Freshco.

IT'S a Grocery Pad!

Let us know what you think!

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