TORONTO - You need to be a millionaire to buy a home in Toronto, after all.
If you are on a modest shelter budget, I found a gem for you at Jane and Steeles.
It’s a condo building at 4645 Jane St. at Shoreham Dr., which on the Remax site has Unit 626 listed for $69,000.
Not $699,000 — $69,000.
It’s a two-bedroom unit, 800-square-feet with parking — for ten times less than many Toronto condo units and even cheaper than some building’s parking spots. Property taxes are just $247 a month.
What a steal!
“It definitely is a good deal,” said Colin Chiat, of Remax.
What’s the catch? One is the condo fee is $606 a month.
“It’s an older building but spacious,” said Chiat.
Of course, one Google search and you can find crime in this area. But the price is right.
Clearly this location is not for everybody, but could be a diamond in the rough for somebody.
The Organizing Committee Against Islamophobia (OCAI) is mustering supporters at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday at 11 a.m. for its “Unite against Islamophobia” rally.
The Canadian Coalition of Concerned Citizens is having its crowd assemble at noon for its “Toronto March For Freedom, Liberty & Justice against M-103” and “Shariah law and globalization” gathering.
What could go wrong?
Toronto Police are monitoring.
“We are peaceful,” said organizer George Hallak, who is opposed to Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103. “We are going to sing the national anthem and display our patriotism.”
OCAI on social media is advertising this as a “fight Islamophobia, counter-protest” event, which is also describes as a “peaceful intersectional, anti-oppressive action.”
First it was ‘Shaker’ Justin Van Dette to get a roasting and now it’s the Lean Machine’s turn.
Monday, March 6 all of this famous lawyer’s pals and foes will gather at the Four Seasons at 6 p.m. for the Celebrity Roast of Ralph Lean and Gala Tribute co-chaired by Larry Tanenbaum, Jim Leech and Sheldon Levy, with proceeds going to ORT Toronto.
Ralph is a politics giant, who political hopefuls beg for his backing and fundraising.
When he talks, people listen. But this time, it will be him who will be in the hot seat.
Others ready to stick it to Ralph are Premier Kathleen Wynne, hockey legend Glen Sather, former premiers Mike Harris and David Peterson, Mayor John Tory, Postmedia president Paul Godfrey, Blue Jays legend Paul Beeston, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri, football’s Jim Barker, CTV legend Ken Shaw, and hosts lawyer Julianna Greenspan and producer Barry Avrich.
“Ralph is really a great guy but he is going to be verbally abused by a group of well-known people all in the name of a great charitable cause,” said Godfrey.
Have a good weekend everybody. Scrawler out!