Oct

23

Toronto Elementary Schools Fraser Institute 2011/2012

In searching for the right home one of the key considerations is the ranking of the neighbourhood  school.  Whether you have children or not, a house in the catch area of a highly desired school will always be perceived as more valuable.   I have had a number of clients say to me that they are […]

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Oct

22

Toronto Catholic Elementary Schools Fraser Institute 2011/2012 Comparison

Whether you have children or not schools have an impact on neighbourhood  housing prices.  Parents see the value in education and purchasing a home in a desired school’s catch area can make a significant difference. I have had many clients, both past and present, who have identified a specific school and have given instructions only […]

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May

05

Scarborough Teens Win National School Scrabble Championships

Scarborough Teens Clean Up at Games Scarborough’s Jack Miner Public school students Jackson Smylie and Alex Li are both Grade 8 students and are the National School Scrabble Champions for 2011. This Scarborough pair beat out 97 other student teams from both Canada and the United States at a recently held competition in Orlando, Florida. […]

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Apr

14

Full Time Kindergarten Expanded for Toronto Schools

The great news is that by fall 2012 an additional 900 schools across Ontario will be offering parents full time kindergarten, bringing the total number of schools offering this program to 1,700. The Toronto District School Board and The Toronto Catholic School Board have both increase the number schools with the TDSB gaining 99 and […]

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Feb

21

Comparing Toronto Secondary Schools

 Compare Toronto Secondary School Results Almost as important as finding the perfect home is ensuring that your family has access to a great secondary education. I was recently showing a Toronto home to a buyer during a public open house and the selling agent was proud to inform us the local high school was great. […]

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Oct

14

How Do Toronto Schools Measure Up?

 Compare Toronto Primary Schools EQAO Results Whether you have children or not, having your home located in the coveted primary school neighbourhood can certainly add increase your home’s value. We all know that by investing in our children’s education they will establish study patterns, knowledge and the discipline they will require to succeed. As a […]

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Jun

20

How To Evaluate Toronto Schools When Buying a House

For some home buyers knowing how a school ranks is not part of their decision making process; however for others a school’s rating, ranking and reputation can play a huge part in their home buying decision. As parents, we know that our children will have long last benefits in attending a highly regarded school and […]

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Mar

16

Toronto Catholic Full Time Kindergarten Toronto Catholic School

By the fall of 2012 Toronto’s catholic schools will get an additional 67 schools with full time kindergarten. Toronto District Catholic School Board and The Toronto District School Board made this announcement on March 2nd. Full time kindergarten will allow parents with young children access to early childhood education which will certainly be beneficial. Schools […]

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Feb

06

Hidden Neighbourhood Land Mines

So you’ve done your housing research and you know the inside skinny of the Toronto neighbourhood you are going to buy in. checked comparable housing prices checked houses out and they are solidly built checked local school’s EQAO results checked local shops and they are healthy checked neighbours out and they look great phoned local […]

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