Neighbourhood Treasure: Peter Pan Bistro

25 May 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

Located squarely at the corner of Queen and Peter, the new Peter Pan Bistro hopes to bring refined dining back to the neighbourhood with traditional European cuisine and a responsible nose-to-tail food prep philosophy. That means using whole animals whenever possible, resulting in some truly delightful and innovative dishes on an ever-changing menu...


Neighbourhood Treasure: La Carnita (Riverside)

11 May 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

After making a name for itself with delicious tacos and eye-popping desserts at its original Little Italy location, La Carnita is now set on building an empire – starting with an outpost on Queen East. Fans of the original’s grungy mod vibe will find the Riverside location’s décor familiar. Thankfully, the menu will be familiar too!


How to Budget for Purchasing a New Home

05 May 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

When purchasing a new home, there are other costs besides the price of your home that you’ll encounter (and I’m not just talking about new furniture). One of the most important parts of buying a home is putting together a solid budget, so that you know exactly how much you’ll be spending, and not be caught by surprise! I’ve put together a breakdown of the unexpected costs that you might encounter while purchasing your dream home.


Neighbourhood Treasure: Queen Margherita Pizza

27 April 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

Queen Margherita Pizza has built up a reputation for their fantastic pies and its well-deserved – they hold their own as one of the best pizza joints in the city...


Getting to Know Riverdale

23 April 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

Do you dream of owning a home in a tight knit, quiet family friendly neighbourhood that’s close to downtown? Consider Riverdale!


3 Ways to Make Your Condo Roomier

19 April 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

As downtown condo living becomes more popular, and frankly newer condos smaller, making the most out of the space you have is more and more important. There are many different ways that you can add square footage to your condo – without breaking down any walls! With some clever décor and storage solutions, you can make your condo feel straight up palatial...


Neighbourhood Treasure: Come And Get It

13 April 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

If you’re in the mood for a quick bite and a delicious cocktail, head on over to Come and Get It. This casual Queen Street bar has a little something for everyone. The retro interior is decked out with chainlink fencing and neon lights, bringing a unique flair to the neighbourhood. The lunch and dinner menus are just as interesting as the vibrant decor! - See more at: http://www.heatherholmes.ca/blog/2015/04/neighbourhood-treasure-come-and-get-it/#sthash.9ebKpUpl.dpuf


How to Increase the Resale Value of a Condo

09 April 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

Increasing the value of your home before selling is one of the most important parts of the real estate process. Whether you’re planning on moving to a larger space or focusing on getting a return on your investment, there are some easy ways to get more value out of your condo.


Neighbourhood Treasure: Furlough

09 March 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

The menu at Furlough keeps this theme going as you’ll find the drinks divided into two distinct sections – classics and Furlough originals. If you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur, you’ll be satisfied to find traditional fare like the Last Word, French 75, and Moscow Mule (all of which are perfectly executed).


Neighbourhood Treasure: Queen St. Warehouse

23 February 2015
HEATHER HOLMES

After the massive success of sister restaurant El Furniture Warehouse in the Annex, this new addition promises to bring the fun that the Canada-wide Warehouse restaurant chain is known for to its new Queen Street home.