Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Yarmon House – 4 Bedroom Bungalow on a Slope

House faces west to view of Don Valley with Toronto in the distance. Roof overhang and tall trees shade windows in summer. Front door, left of garage, is painted terra cotta. Balcony can be reached from living room or from … Continue reading

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Secret Overland Park Location Discovered. Achievement Unlocked!

We found the park behind Overland School, believe it or not, with Google satellite images. A few months ago, I was looking online for a shortcut from Leslie street to our house (always looking for a shorter commute!) when I spied … Continue reading

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Shopping For (not in) Don Mills: Ethel 20th Century Living

If you need to purchase some Mid Century stuff for your Mid Century home, there aren’t a lot of shops around Don Mills in which to do so. So, why not head on down to Leslieville to my friend Shauntelle’s … Continue reading

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Borrowing a Page (And Paint) From Mr. Eichler

Picking a paint colour for your home can be daunting at the best of times. Thousands upon thousands of combinations – and so easy to go wrong. I can’t tell you how many times someone has told me they tried … Continue reading

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For Sale: Mid Century Modern Diamond in the Rough

Home buyers alert – I just spotted a modern diamond in the rough at 6 Lacewood Crescent (in the Three Valleys area of Don Mills). Take off the shutters. Take down the awning and rip off all the exterior decorations. … Continue reading

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Marc McEwan’s Fabbrica is Coming in 3… 2… 1…

Is Marc McEwan single handedly trying to make Don Mills the ‘in’ spot to be again? His fourth restauraunt, Fabbrica, will be opening soon at the Shops at Don Mills, right across from his fan-frikkin-tastic grocery store, McEwan. A little bird … Continue reading

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Apartment Types: Lettering on Local Buildings

I just love the old metal lettering on the apartment buildings in Don Mills. Classic fifties ‘swoosh’ type on an up angle, for the most part – designed, whether consciously or not, to encapsulate the optimistic and carefree nature of the post-war era. … Continue reading

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