SALE OF THE WEEK: $2.7 MILLION FOR A MODERN HOME IN THE BEACHES

The place just sold for $300,000 over asking

SIX PHOTOS OF EVERYDAY TORONTO LIFE IN THE ROARING TWENTIES

From Hanlan's Point to the CNE

 
 
 

HOLIDAY PARTIES: HOW CHEF CRAIG WONG AND FAMILY CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR

A sprawling feast in Markham-with plenty of leftovers

A Q&A WITH SHAMIMA ADAM, A TL INSIDER, ON HAVING ACCESS TO SPECIAL EVENTS AND BEING PART OF A GROUP

"It's all planned for you-you just have to make the time for it"

 
 
 

INTERNET FAMOUS: HOW CAKE DECORATOR LAURIE SHANNON BOUGHT AN $800,000 HOME WITH HER YOUTUBE EARNINGS

Before YouTube, she worked as a cabinet maker

HERE'S WHAT'S INSIDE FEBRUARY'S TORONTO LIFE WINE CLUB BOX

Three opulent wines from Niagara's hidden gem, Icellars Estate Winery

 
 
 

THE UPSTART: JEFF B. SMITH, CO-FOUNDER OF PARAGON VITAMINS, WANTS TO SEND YOU A CUSTOM PACK OF VITAMINS EVERY MONTH

The idea came from an Olympic bobsledder's training regimen

HOUSE OF THE WEEK: $7.5 MILLION FOR A RECENTLY RENO'D HERITAGE HOME IN ROSEDALE

 
 
 

REAL WEDDINGS: A CONTEMPORARY KING WEST PARTY WITH TRADITIONAL CHINESE FLAIR

With a tea ceremony and lion dancers

“WE COULD HAVE AFFORDED TO BUY IN TORONTO EVENTUALLY, BUT WE DIDN'T WANT TO WAIT THAT LONG”

In Bracebridge, they have three bedrooms and a fireplace for $1,600 a month, and they're saving up for a lakefront property

 
 
 

“TWO-BEDROOM CONDOS WERE RENTING FOR $2,400 IN TORONTO. IN INNISFIL, WE FOUND A THREE-BEDROOM HOUSE FOR $460,000”

It's 1,275 square feet with a yard, and it's walking distance to a Starbucks

“WE DIDN'T WANT TO SPEND 50 PER CENT OF OUR INCOME ON A MORTGAGE FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS”

So they're renting a three-bedroom detached house in Brampton for $1,800 a month

 
 
 

“WE HAVE FOUR KIDS. A SKINNY SEMI IN THE UPPER BEACHES WASN'T GOING TO CUT IT”

They found a four-bedroom, three-bathroom detached with a giant backyard in Burlington-and most of their new friends are Toronto transplants

“WE LOVED OUR LIFE IN TORONTO, BUT WE KNEW $600,000 WOULDN'T GET US VERY FAR”

In Burlington, they found a three-bedroom row house for $620,000

 
 
 

“WE'D WALK AROUND WYCHWOOD BARNS AND FANTASIZE ABOUT OWNING A MODEST SEMI, BUT OUR BUDGET WAS AROUND $350,000”

In Guelph, they found a two-bedroom condo in a converted church for $310,000

WHAT HAPPENS TO A CITY WHEN THE NEXT GENERATION OF TEACHERS, COPS, NURSES AND FIREFIGHTERS DECIDE TO LEAVE?

A six-part series on the middle-class migration

 
 
 

WHY ARE COPS, TEACHERS AND NURSES GIVING UP ON TORONTO?

Tracking a middle-class exodus

CONDO INVESTORS: HOW A RETAIL DIRECTOR TURNED A $75,000 WEDDING GIFT INTO A $1.4-MILLION PORTFOLIO

Her first investment was a $289,000 pre-construction condo in CityPlace

 
 
 

APRÈS SKI WITHOUT THE SLOPES: WHERE TO FILL UP ON HOT CHEESE IN TORONTO

No skis required

“I PARK NEAR A 24-HOUR TIM HORTONS IN CITYPLACE AND USE THEIR BATHROOMS”: HOW A 26-YEAR-OLD GERMAN ENGINEER IS TRAVELLING ACROSS CANADA IN HIS VAN

One of his Instagram followers reached out to offer regular showers and laundry access

 
 
 



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