Together, We Are Strong!

At times like this, it is important to support and assist one another by working together to face the challenges that COVID-19 is bringing.

How can we help you? Do you have a neighbour who needs help with groceries or getting essential items? Do you know of a friend who needs to self isolate? Please don’t be afraid to ask for help. We are here for you and your family.

As your Team, we continue to work remotely, with the direct support of our Chestnut Park Management Team and Office Administration. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our clients. Various protocols have been implemented to reduce the risk to our staff, our fellow colleagues and communities. Necessary adjustments will be made as more information becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns about today’s real estate market, please reach out to us. We are available to you at any time.

There are many different ways in which our Communities are coming together to keep each other safe. At The Friendly Butcher at Yonge & Lawrence they have transitioned to “online shopping” as has The Summerhill Market. Clients can order through their website for delivery or the convenience of curb-side pickup. This is the best way to protect everyone, including staff members and their families.

Please stay at home. Don’t get together with friends. Don’t invite them for coffee. Face Time, Skype, Whatsapp, Google Duo, Facebook Messenger, Zoom are some of the different channels available to you and your family/friends to connect with each other. If you must go out, remember to follow the recommendations by Public Health. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and keep a social distance of 2 metres (or 6 feet) from one another. Wash your hands often with soap and sanitize before you eat.

Stay safe. We are your positive force! Together, we can do this. Let’s flatten the curve!

 


 

February Toronto Market Report – STATS

It is not surprising that February was one of the strongest and most robust resale months since April 2017. What is surprising is that the market unfolded in a landscape of low resale housing supply and record-breaking average sales prices. The current market is feeling the Self Isolating suppression but there will be a mountain of demand when we come out the other side. Now is a great time to do those little home projects that need attention so you’re ready when the time comes. 

 

Read Report Here

 


 

Let’s COOK! Our Favorite Recipe

Photo by Samee Anderson

They say “Half of us are gonna come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks”. We would like to share with you a very simple 5 step hearty recipe which we all enjoy – Cream of Broccoli Soup (serves 6).

Ingredients:
1 Tsp. Unsalted Butter
1/2 C. Onions (Chopped)
4 C. Broccoli
2 C. Chicken Stock
1 C. Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
1 C. Low-Fat Skim Milk
2 Tsp. Half and Half
1/2 Tsp. Curry Powder
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. White Pepper
1/2 Cucumber (Chopped Finely)
1 Tomato (Chopped Finely)
1 Parsley Sprig

Procedure:
1. Saute onions in butter for 3 minutes.
2. Add broccoli and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
3. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Slowly stir in cheese, milk, half and half, curry powder, salt and pepper.
4. Puree in batches in blender. Return to saucepan and heat through, stirring frequently, but do not boil.
5. Serve hot, garnished with chopped tomato, cucumber, and parsley.

Enjoy!!

 


 

What else is there To Do?

A great number of organizations is providing limited time free streaming and print downloads for everyone during this challenging time. We really loved that the MET is offering free nightly encore presentations from the company’s Live in HD series – available for streaming here.

How about virtual trips to take with your kids? Adventures in Familyhood has a great compilation of affiliate links to expose kids to new places from the comfort of your own home. Jessica’s son especially enjoys his “many” daily visits to the different zoos, seeing what his animal friends are doing via Live Cameras. Here is the link.

 

Need some quiet time to yourself? Katie really enjoys Johanna Basford’s colouring books. On her website, she welcomes everyone to her “Inky Happy Place” where there are 20 colouring downloads and tutorial videos – for FREE. Give it a try and let us know which one you decided to colour first.

It is important to stay active both mentally and physically, especially now when we are home more than usual. Julie did a fabulous stretch this morning following “Sarah Beth Yoga” on YouTube. Her channel offers 20-30mins videos. Work out with your friends through video conference. Motivation is key!