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A Sea of Bins

Look familiar? If your property looks like this, you might need one of these.

Press and the Royal Wedding

No doubt, this Friday most of you will tune into the broadcast of the Royal Wedding starring William and Kate. An event that has taken over the media and captivated international audiences. This wedding has received more media attention than Tom and Katie, Jen and Brad, and perhaps even Oprah (if she ever married Stedman). [...]

March 26 is Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 26 at 8:30pm, people from around the world will shut off their lights for Earth Hour. Each year, we participate in Earth Hour to show our support for the environment and to take a stand against climate change. It’s a small thing but collectively, we can all make a big difference.
One of [...]

The Urbin Meets the Urbaneer

We recently bought a new house in downtown Toronto.
After living in a compact row house, I was excited to find a fully detached property on a beautifully quaint street. After six years of looking, we had a specific criteria in mind: we wanted a semi or fully detached house in our specific location, a good [...]

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday and a good New Year!
the ubisu family

What’s Bugging City Dwellers?

If you’re wondering what bugs city dwellers in Toronto, here are the top complaints in 2010.
1. Garbage
2. Property bylaw investigations
3. Missed furniture pickup
4. Roads and potholes
5. Blocked sewers
Although I live in a densely populated city, I only complain about it just a little. Sure it would be nice to have a bit more property space [...]

Eating Out

I am a big fan of exploring the urban landscape of my great city.
I love to bike through my neighbourhood, explore the hidden gems in my lane ways and visit the different cultures in my community. Last night I ventured out for a Queen Street West exploration. I had spent the afternoon at the IIDEX [...]

Cabbagetown Festival!

Over the weekend, we exhibited at Toronto’s Cabbagetown Festival. The weather was absolutely beautiful (thank you, Mother Nature!) and the streets were bustling with city residents. We arrived at our booth location early on Saturday morning for set up. My husband, who is not a morning person, needed coffee immediately (thanks [...]

Check us out at the Cabbagetown Festival- This Weekend!

If you’re in the Toronto area this weekend, check us out at the Cabbagetown Festival, September 11th.
Where: Parliament Street from Wellesley south to Gerrard in Toronto’s east end.
When: Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12. From 11:00 am to 8:30 pm each day.
We would love to chat with you! Come by and check [...]

Happy Long Weekend!

We hope your long weekend looks like this—>