Lame Adventure 463: Way Back Machine Encounter with a Rock Legend

Lame Adventures

Like many hardcore New Yorkers, I was born someplace else. In my case, it was San Francisco, a lovely city where I did my earliest lame adventuring. Bruce Thiesen, a Bay Area native who writes the blog, Ram On, recently published a post featuring verse by Patti Smith that triggered memories of an up close and personal encounter I had with her in May 1978.

Patti was on tour promoting her latest album, Easter. It featured her biggest mainstream hit, a song she co-wrote with Bruce Springsteen called Because the Night. It reached number 13 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. She had also just published a book of poetry called Babel. I saw her on that tour when she played a fantastic concert at Winterland Arena. The next day, the San Francisco Chronicle’s music critic, Joel Selvin, published a rave review of her performance. He…

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New Listing: 25 Forman Avenue

A nice and beautiful home in Davisville Village, Toronto for sale. Love the interior design.

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25 Forman Avenue | Jethro Seymour, a Top Davisville Village Specialist and Real Estate Broker25 Forman Avenue: Located on a Quiet Street in Davisville Village, Toronto

Welcome to a fantastic Davisville Village home nestled on a quiet side street, steps from everything.

Davisville Village is a truly walkable neighbourhood just east of Yonge Street. In the warm summer evenings you are a short stroll to fantastic neighbourhood restaurants and shops. On the way, you’ll likely say “hello” to your new neighbours and friends. Walk to the TTC and subway in minutes. Davisville station makes getting downtown a breeze. Driving couldn’t be easier. The main arteries: Yonge, Mt. Pleasant and the Bayview extension are minutes away. Living in the heart of Davisville Village is truly midtown at its best.

Family life is well established in the village. The public and private schools are some of the best the city has to offer. They include Maurice Cody Public School, Hodgson Senior Public School. and Northern Secondary School…

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35 Hayden Street Suite 517, Bloor / Yorkville

Beautiful Home for Sale in Toronto!

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Welcome to The Bloor Street Neighbourhood Condominium completed by Crestford Developments in 2011. This is an amazing building in the heart of a world class city.  Steps to historic Yorkville, you will find yourself walking everywhere.  The Walkscore is 100 – you can’t get any better!

Suite 517 is a split-plan two bedroom suite, with an amazing 824 square foot private terrace.  This beautiful suite offers spacious, open-concept living with a contemporary feel.  The kitchen boasts caesarstone counters & breakfast bar, an under mounted sink, stainless steel appliances, mirrored backsplash and picture window overlooking your terrace.  This corner suite allows ample natural light to shower the home.  Truly an urbanite’s dream, this condo offers the perfect atmosphere for entertaining and relaxing.  The suite has everything, including a premium P1 parking spot and locker.

Location is everything and the Bloor Street-Yorkville neighborhood is vibrant and stylish.  Fantastic dining and entertainment…

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Merry Christmas

Please share this important message for people living in Toronto. Blackout is no fun, especially during Christmas!

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Merry Christmas

Dear Toronto Friends,

I hope you are warm and safe.

It is going to be pretty cold for the next few days and some people may be leaving their homes to find warmer places to stay.

If you are without power there are a couple of things you need to know:

Your furnace
If you heat your home/business with electricity, turn your thermostats off or down to prevent damage or injury should a sudden power surge occur when power is restored.

Electrical components
Unplug all electrical components that have a circuit board. When the power returns, it may surge and could fry anything with a circuit board e.g.TV’s, computers etc.

IMPORTANT: If your power line was downed by the ice storm and there was damage to the STAND PIPE (aka POLE)

Toronto Hydro is disconnecting anyone who had a damaged line. They will hook you back up IF…

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Davisville Village Property values up 5.1% in 2013

Davisville Village in Toronto homes is more expensive now. Is it a good thing?

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Davisville Village home values increase 5.1%

In November of 2013, 7 homes changed hands in Davisville Village, which is a significant 46% decrease from last November’s 13 that were sold in the neighbourhood. In addition, the average dollar value of these transactions rose by 39.4%. There was a 29.3% increase in the value of detached homes, which was disproportionally skewed due to 4 of the 5 homes transacting above $1.4 million dollars. Last year, the average monthly value for all homes sold in Davisville Village was $882,208, compared to $1,229,857 this year. 2 Semi-detached homes sold in November of 2013, compared to 6 in November of 2012 representing a 67% decline in sales volumes for the month.

Davisville Village year-to-date home sales are down, from 181 in 2012 to 139 in 2013 — a decrease of 23.2%. Detached home sales are down 24.8% for the year. The volume of…

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