Canada Recovery Benefits

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Canada Recovery Benefits

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New "Sickness & Caregiver" Recovery Benefits now available. This includes 3 new temporary benefits of up to $500 per week for workers unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19. The new benefits include the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), which will replace the Canada?Emergency?Response Benefit (CERB) for workers not eligible for EI benefits now that the CERB has ended, the Canada...Read More

Feed it forward challenge

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Feed it forward challenge

Tags: #igivafck campaign

@Feed it Forward, @Chef Jagger Gordon and @Tenfed are now collaborating to help eradicate Food Waste & Food Insecurity. The Feed it Forward team is now also rescuing catered food from film sets all over the city to redistribute it to those in need. Tenfed Merch (locally made) provides ten meals per item purchased to children/families experiencing food scarcity in Ontario and around the world. ...Read More

Re/max Treat Accessibly 2020

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Re/max Treat Accessibly 2020

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We are excited to announce that Treat Accessibly will be back for 2020, pending the government’s decision to proceed with Halloween this October. In 2018, RE/MAX INTEGRA introduced ‘Treat Accessibly’, a movement to make trick or treating possible for all children, by removing barriers that make getting candy difficult for those with accessibility challenges (e.g. staircases, stee...Read More

CREA July 2020 Canada Market Snapshot

By: Mary Jo Vradis

CREA July 2020 Canada Market Snapshot

Tags: CREA, canada, market, snapshot 

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across Canada, home buyers and sellers have been busy! National home sales and new listings have continued to increase since June, with July seeing more home sales across Canada than any other month in the history of the Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) database–which dates back more than 40 years!       ...Read More

By: Mary Jo Vradis

35 Easy Ways to Go Zero Waste At Home, Courtesy of Sarah Bowen

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35 Easy Ways, Zero Waste, Home, Courtesy of Sarah Bowen

    I recently received a lovely email from Sarah Bowen. Sarah had come across an earlier post of mine regarding a Zero Waste conference I attended.    After reading a shocking National Geographic statistic that 91% of the plastic we use isn't being recycled, Sarah wanted to take responsibility and find ways to reduce her carbon footprint, and help others lear...Read More

Toronto and Peel to Enter Stage 2 of Reopening on June 24

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Toronto and Peel to Enter Stage 2 of Reopening on June 24

Tags: #Toronto,#Peel,#Reopening ,#June,#RealEstate

As of Wednesday, June 24, Toronto and Peel Region will move to Stage 2 of the reopening plan. The rest of the GTA was allowed to move to Stage 2 on June 19. Please refer to the provincial announcement here. With this announcement, Toronto and Peel Region will be able to ease restrictions on the following activities and businesses: -Outdoor dine-in services at restaurants, bars and other establis...Read More

RE/MAX | Is the Toronto Real Estate Market in Trouble?

By: Mary Jo Vradis

RE/MAX | Is the Toronto Real Estate Market in Trouble?

Tags: TORONTO, REAL ESTATE, MARKET, RE/MAX

Since COVID-related closures and social distancing took effect in Canada, life as we know it has been put on pause within the city of Toronto. As one of the hottest real estate markets within Canada, many have speculated on the impact that the public health crisis will have upon this market. While it is impossible to make a definitive prediction of how Toronto’s real estate market will weath...Read More

Mother day's Brunch Options at Toronto Restaurants doing Delivery and Takeout

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Mother day's Brunch Options at Toronto Restaurants doing Delivery and Takeout

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Mother's Day brunch in Toronto will look different in 2020 but some local restaurants are still doing delivery or curbside pickup this year even if you can't clink glasses with mom in person. Get breakfast delivered to both your places and have a virtual Zoom version of her special day. Here are restaurants doing Mother's Day brunch for delivery or takeout in Toronto. City Betty (htt...Read More

Things You Can Do To Help Save Our Planet

By: Mary Jo Vradis

Things You Can Do To Help Save Our Planet

Tags: PLANET, ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, EARTH DAY

1.USE YOUR VOICE We are the first generation to know we’re destroying the world, and we could be the last that can do anything about it. Speaking up is one of the most powerful things you can do especially if it’s to the right people. Talk to your MP. Tell them to commit to action to protect our natural world. Contact the brands you buy from and get them to tell you how their product...Read More

TRREB Releases March Report on GTA Housing Market Amid Crisis

By: Mary Jo Vradis

TRREB Releases March Report on GTA Housing Market Amid Crisis

Tags: TRREB Releases March Report,GTA Housing Market, Amid Crisis, COVID 19

The March, 2020 monthly report from the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) shows continued strength in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market, along with the initial signs of turbulence due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic challenges. A total of 8,012 home sales were recorded in the GTA in March, 2020, increasing 12.3% over the 7,132 sales reported in March, 2019. D...Read More