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10 Reasons Not to Live in Toronto

If you live in Toronto, you may think your city is the Centre of the Universe. Hogtown, as it’s affectionately called is home to millions and truly is a great Canadian city. Yet, with the massive increase in home and condo prices in the city, many people are simply priced out of the market. With home values over $1 million purchase price and condos approaching $500,000, many would-be first-time home-buyers have to resort to outrageous debt or scrimping lifestyles just to own a home. Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences in Burlington, Ontario want to give you 10 reasons why not to live in Toronto, on top of the exorbitant cost of living. Higher Debt-Load Of course if you want a 25 year mortgage with a big bank, maxed out credit lines and loans from friends and family in order to get your down payment, Toronto may be a great option. Terrible Congestion If you never want to actually drive anywhere again, move to T-dot! It’s not called the Don Valley Parking Lot colloquially for nothing. With constant pressure to do something with the ghastly Gardiner Expressway, there may be even worst congestion to come. Outrageous Cost of Living Forget the cost of home ownership, what about the absolutely insane prices for actually going to almost any large sporting event in Toronto, from the Maple Leafs to a concert at the ACC. The only exception may be an FCC or a Blue Jays game if those are your sports. Poorer Air Quality Although Canada overall has great air quality, Toronto is in the top 15 cities for worst air quality in the country. With congestion on the rise in the city and no real large-scale transportation solutions on the horizon, it is bound to get worst. Higher Crime Canadians like to think of their country as safe, especially in comparison to other western nations, especially our southern neighbour. While this is true, Toronto’s violent crime and homicide rate is still higher than most moderate sized cities in the country with a few exceptions. Burlington has a much lower homicide and crime rate than that of Toronto. Harder to Raise a Family...

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Food Delights near Appleby Gardens

Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences by LJM Developments is almost finished and you are about to move into your new luxury residence. Whether you are new to Burlington or are moving from a different neighbourhood, it can sometimes take a while to get acquainted with your new digs. Let this article guide you to the nearest restaurants, hangouts and all-around best food choices near your new home. Fraticelli’s Italian Grill & Bar, 3 mins From your new home at the corner of Corporate Dr. and Appleby Line, Fraticelli’s is a mere 3 minutes’ walk. The restaurant has two awards, OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Whether you are looking for authentic Italian fare or a relaxing cocktail at the bar, Fraticelli’s serves up fine dining in a chic atmosphere. Walk northwest on Appleby Line to where it fronts the street a mere 200 metres away. Starbucks, 3.5 mins A few feet from Fraticelli’s in the same plaza is Starbucks. A classic hangout place for enjoying a great cup of coffee or enjoying free WiFi, this mainstay in most people’s diet is only about 4 minutes away. If you prefer the Canadian staple, Tim Horton’s for your morning cup of Joe, continue on Appleby Line 300 metres more on the same side of the street of your new home, just 6 minutes away by your own two feet. Mucho Burrito, 6 mins Looking for a quick and satisfying meal on the run? Mucho Burrito is the same distance as Tim Horton’s on the same side as Fraticelli’s, but in the next plaza north on Appleby Line. A fresh Mexican grill, this is not your average fast food. Fresh, made-to-order with no preservatives, fat substitutes or MSG, Mucho Burrito provides simple Mexican foods, fast and fresh. Sushi Masayuki, 18 mins Looking for one of the best sushi places in the GTA? Sushi Masayuki has a perfect 5 Star rating on Yelp and provides patrons with one of the best fresh fish tasting menus backed by a beautiful interior. Drop in for lunch on weekdays only between noon and 2pm or for dinner any day after 5:30pm; closed Mondays. A 6...

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Choose An Appleby Gardens Condo For Your First Home

Buying your first home can be an incredibly exciting time, but can become overwhelming. One major decision is the type of home to purchase. There are a number of options available, and determining which one is right for your lifestyle can be tricky. For many first time buyers, opting to buy a condo over a house can be the best way to go, as it offers many of the same perks as owning a house, with fewer drawbacks and financial risks.   Condos Often Have Better Value When looking at your first home, you may not be overly interested in the size of the surrounding property itself, preferring to focus on the number of rooms and size of the living space. In many cases, condos will offer you more for less, when compared to a house, in terms of the number of rooms and the size of the living space. In addition, condos often offer amenities that would be out of reach for the average first time home buyer in terms of cost. Access to special features like a pool, tennis court, and exercise room are often all included in your condo fees, helping to make your investment into your first home stretch even further.   Lower Maintenance Condo owners don’t need to worry about cutting the lawn, weeding the garden, or taking care of the exterior of the property. For many first time buyers this is an incredibly big perk of condo ownership. This frees up more of your time to focus on things that are important in your life, or just to relax after a hard day’s work, without the need to worry about landscaping or raking up the leaves in the fall. For a person with a busy life and packed schedule, condo ownership can offer the perks of owning a home without any of the time-sucking drawbacks.   Convenient Locations Condos are often located in areas that are prime locations; areas where purchasing a home could be significantly more expensive or less practical. Appleby Gardens Condominium, for example, offer easy access to shopping and culture without the need to hop in the car and drive...

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Appleby Gardens Residences Announces: Spring Into Your New Condo, Inventory Closing Sale

    Appleby Gardens Luxury Residences is happy to announce a one-time only Inventory Closing Sale to take place Saturday, June 4th 2016 at the Appleby Sales Office. Doors for the event open at 11am to 6pm and sales will be on a first come first serve basis. With only a few units left, and building completion just around the corner, this is your chance to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity.   The Spring Into Your New Condo Event will offer, never before released incentives on a select few units in Appleby Gardens. This offer is only available for one day only, in order to close out the remaining few units for sale, as the building nears completion.   The incentives for the event include an amazing half-year of maintenance fees free, a $500 gas gift card, design upgrades already included in the purchase price and a free parking space; all included for one day only. With suites starting from $314,500 this deal will not last long.   There is a very limited supply of 1 and 2 bedroom units as well as a premium penthouse available for the event. It is suggested to show up early to ensure the unit size of your choice.     Convenient Location   Appleby Gardens is located at 5001 Corporate Dr., just across the street from the Uptown Center. Appleby Gardens represents local living at its finest. Within walking distance to medical offices, restaurants and shopping, you can retire in style and enjoy an urban lifestyle. Being conveniently located in the heart of Burlington provides a great commuter location for the QEW and 401 highways as well as the GO Station nearby.   The suites of Appleby offer some amazing standard features for a condominium project, including 9 foot unit ceilings(except second floor units), 10 foot penthouse ceilings, granite and marble countertops, engineered hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, fitness , WiFi enabled lobby, high-speed elevators and an eye-catching bespoke design that offers a quality building design. A separate party room for entertaining provides a luxurious space with bathrooms, kitchen appliances and seating for a great get together for friends...

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