Praying for Ukraine, for all the people, for piece and friendship, for happiness of all the children, for wealth and abundance, smiles, flowers and blue skies. Happy Independence Day and Cheers to all honest hearts!
Just few weeks left before fully renovated Etobicoke Olympium complex will open its doors to all new and returning athletes. We were getting a lot of contradictory information as to the completion date, but now it all seems to be straighten out and the facility will be ready as initially planned.
If you are looking to move closer to the Centennial Park area for your own convenience and such of your children, the housing prices quite stable and a wide variety of excellent properties on the market.
I am paying a really close attention to this area, and not just from the Real Estate Sales perspective. As we all know, one of the major amenities of the area – Etobicoke Olympium Complex, located in the Centennial Park was closed for the renovations until summer of 2014. We discussed the closure earlier in June, article is still available here. Well, sales are up, new shops and stores are being build, looks like this will be another area turning from high demand to super-high demand.
Please, welcome, Erika-Leigh, life-time inspiration for all Olympium gymnasts. Erika came to Canada for a brief summer visit, instructing our gymnasts at the summer came and kindly agreed to share some of her stories.
Erika, please, tell as who you are and how did you get started in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Just to add to our yesterday MEATY topic, and to continue on the beauties of Centennial area! This weekend in Centennial Park will take place 14th Annual Ribfest! Live music, beer tents, fun zone for kiddies and tons of yummy ribs from the best North American ribbers. Also haunted hause and fireworks for Canada Day! Gotta love Toronto. See below from City News
And for those who are still crazy for Real Estate in spite on the Canada Day selebrations, there will be following open houses in the area:
1. Lovely Bungalow, listed at $659K, located at 58 Faversham Crescent, public open house Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 pm
2. Bright and beautiful 2-Storey, listed at $569K, located at 280 Wellesworth Drive, open house same hours as above
3. Cute Sidesplit, listed at $569K, this time south of Rathburn on 8 Wareside Road, open house Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm till 4:30 pm
4. Nicely renovated house, 4 bedrooms, listed at $749K, 110 Credon Drive, open house Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 pm
5. Exceptional Bungalow, huge lot, listed at $599K, 3 Indianola Drive, open house Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 pm
If you just start from #1 and make your way south, eventually you will end up at #5. Shall this adventure only partially satisfy you and you need more – let me know! Yes, and don’t forget to come back and share your opinion on the above 5!
Etobicoke Olympium a major community aquatic center is closing for major renovations and upgrades in the beginning of July. City of Toronto in partnership with Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario will throw in $20M to get the facility up and going for Pam and Parapam American Games coming to Toronto in July and August 2015. Renovations and upgrades will include a new competition pool, upgraded dive tower, improved mechanical and electrical systems, etc.
But all these fabulous things are still to come, for now the current residents of the center (around 15-20 clubs and associations, including International level, large and very successful Etobicoke Swimming Club, Olympium Rhythmic gymnastics Club and many more) are frantically packing and moving out.
Last year was extremely difficult for most of these clubs and associations trying to find a new location while still performing their daily functions. Some important end of year competitions hosted by the clubs were interrupted or even cancelled due to uncoordinated renovation works.
Next year does look all that promising either with the clubs being split and scattered all over the city, housed at the facilities often not even suitable for the specific sport. And this is not even mentioning the financial loss most of the clubs will experience due to the fact that their main fundraising venue – meets and competitions normally hosted at Etobicoke Olympium will be taken away.
Not sure what this is – lack of planning or lack of care?
In a meantime, Real Estate Market looks very active in the area. 2 neighborhoods were looked at: Eringate Cenntenaial and Etobicoke West Mall, both bordering Centennial Park from the East and South.
The data below is for single family residential detached homes
In the last 7 days there were 13 new listings in the area with the prices ranging from $529k to 1190k;
32 total current listings in the area (this is including the 13 above)
32 sold from May 1st till June 26th, prices ranging from $488k to $1695k
What is really happening – people looking to move out of the area or this is a normal activity? I believe this is the season 😉 and even if we lose Etobicoke Olympium for a year – this is still one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Toronto.