Weekly Blend: November 22, 2013

Each week, the Weekly Blend will feature interesting links to real estate news, tidbits or topics of interest you can enjoy with your favourite cup of coffee. It may even become a great conversation starter at your next client meeting. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

Weird building code violation of the week. Swedish ice hotel needs to install fire alarms.

Toronto renters may be curious to know what they would have paid in 1913.

Here’s an interesting sculpture. One can only imagine what his pumpkin would be carved to look like…or how about his Christmas lights?

First they take away your doorknobs then, what’s next, window sill violations?

A real estate show catering to nudists? Now I’ve seen it all (literally)

Recently Ottawa was recognized as a walkable city, and in August, received a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award. Here are five must see-new residences popping up in the next little while in the Nation’s capital.

A night in a 19th century beer barrel will cost you $139. 89 bucks gives you a taste of the 1870’s California Gold Rush. Discover these historical rentals on Airbnb and find out what $280 a night will get you in Toronto.

It once was a bowling alley…it’s been the World’s Biggest Bookstore since 1980 and, in February it becomes property of Lifetime Developments. What will become of 64,000 square-feet on 20 Edward Street in Toronto?

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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