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post #1 of 27
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Still in Toronto, but in a forested upscale area called High Park. The rent is pricey but I really think the peacefulness of the area will contribute positively to my mental health.

A good friend of mine will be watching over the boys while I'm dealing with the movers, and they will be brought over to the apartment and kept in a room away from all the ruckus.

I have a LOT to do over the next couple of weeks (moving Nov.1), and I have a houseguest from out of town coming for a conference while my apartment is in total upheaval from packing!
post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Still in Toronto, but in a forested upscale area called High Park. The rent is pricey but I really think the peacefulness of the area will contribute positively to my mental health.

A good friend of mine will be watching over the boys while I'm dealing with the movers, and they will be brought over to the apartment and kept in a room away from all the ruckus.
Excellent! Congratulations on the move! Sometimes I think I'd almost rather deal with expensive rent than this place if it was a nice, quiet, peaceful place. That really counts for a lot.
post #3 of 27
High Park used to be one of the nicer parts of TO to live in and although I haven't been there in years I'm assuming it still is. I've had several friends that have lived there over the years.

Hope your move goes smoothly.
post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Excellent! Congratulations on the move! Sometimes I think I'd almost rather deal with expensive rent than this place if it was a nice, quiet, peaceful place. That really counts for a lot.
Yes, I agree. It really does count for a lot.
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
High Park used to be one of the nicer parts of TO to live in and although I haven't been there in years I'm assuming it still is. I've had several friends that have lived there over the years.

Hope your move goes smoothly.
Thanks! Yes, it still is beautiful and (please don't be offended anyone for any reason) WASPish. I'm sure I'll feel right at home.
post #6 of 27
I lived there for two years. First on High Park Avenue and then on Evelyn Avenue.

That's also where I met Rob!

Hope it will be a great place for you too!

post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by Russian Blue
I lived there for two years. First on High Park Avenue and then on Evelyn Avenue.

That's also where I met Rob!

Hope it will be a great place for you too!

Wow, that's great (about Rob)!

I think this is the last straw as far as Toronto goes.
post #8 of 27
Happy Day

It is so nice to live in a good, peaceful area!
post #9 of 27
That is a very nice area in TO..I wish you the best of luck for a stress free move!
post #10 of 27
When we were looking at places to move in Toronto, High Park was the only place we could agree on, but we ended up staying in Burlington due to work so we are here in the quiet suburbs with me getting to take the GO in to T.O. in the morning
post #11 of 27
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Thanks Becky and Tracy!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21
When we were looking at places to move in Toronto, High Park was the only place we could agree on, but we ended up staying in Burlington due to work so we are here in the quiet suburbs with me getting to take the GO in to T.O. in the morning
I have colleagues that take the GO and I was thinking about moving out of town, but I don't know if I could handle the crowded morning commute. Living outside the city certainly has its advantages, and dealing with less crime, pollution, etc. are pretty strong ones.
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by vespacat
I have colleagues that take the GO and I was thinking about moving out of town, but I don't know if I could handle the crowded morning commute. Living outside the city certainly has its advantages, and dealing with less crime, pollution, etc. are pretty strong ones.
Toronto has crime and pollution?
post #14 of 27
Good Luck Jenn!

Sending good vibes to you for a minor level of stress to you and your lovely "Gray Fur-Gobblins"...........

Keep us updated!
post #15 of 27
Congratulations!! Hope your move goes well.
post #16 of 27
I love that part of the city. Are you in the residential area to the east of the Park?

I lived in Mimico for my high school years, our house was right on the Lakeshore near Royal York. It was a great place to live as a teenager, we could take the TTC anywhere in the city. We moved from there to Burlington, and I HATED it. You had to drive to get anywhere, the transit system was terrible, and it was just miles and miles of houses that all looked the same to me.

If I didn't live right in the city, I'd prefer to be out in the rural area, where you have to drive to get places, but at least you have green space around you to compensate. Of course, in your new neighbourhood, you've got the green space at the end of the street.....
post #17 of 27
I do not know TO that well - just the area near the univ and downtown and I some of the 'burbs but I hope the move wil be good for you!! I hope you and the kitties enjoy it and good luck with the moving!!
post #18 of 27
Congratulations, Jenn! I hope the move goes smoothly, and that you and the "crew" love the new place.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Thanks! Yes, it still is beautiful and (please don't be offended anyone for any reason) WASPish. I'm sure I'll feel right at home.
Hey! I just realized! I'm still a WASP! (But in my case it's White Anglo Saxon PAGAN, heh-heh.)
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sammie5
We moved from there to Burlington, and I HATED it. You had to drive to get anywhere, the transit system was terrible, and it was just miles and miles of houses that all looked the same to me...
It's still like that! But my BF has lived here pretty much all his life so its hard talking him into moving. Personally I like being in bigger busier cities.

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Originally Posted by vespacat
I have colleagues that take the GO and I was thinking about moving out of town, but I don't know if I could handle the crowded morning commute. Living outside the city certainly has its advantages, and dealing with less crime, pollution, etc. are pretty strong ones.
While I won't admit it to my BF because I like to make him feel bad about me having to commute so he doesn't (even though it makes more sense as he has to drive) I actually like taking the GO. Getting on at Burlington means I always get a seat and its 50mins of peace to read in the morning. I get a free newspaper and all the freebies that get given out on the train - brushups tooth thingies etc!

What gets me (and this is a whole other story) is the people who live in Oakville who get the GO home and get on the overcrowded Burlington train because its express to Oakville when there is a train across the platform that is all stops to Oakville (a whole 5-10mins to their journey ) and complain that the train is crowded or that they don't get a seat - well there is a whole empty carriage across the platform - help yourself!!!!
post #21 of 27
Congratulations! Sounds like a fantastic place!
post #22 of 27
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Thanks everyone! I am also looking forward to it and am now officially going through the motions.

Today I went through all sorts of paperpwork and either filed or shredded as appropriate, and also donated a bunch of clothing to the local Good Will.

Tomorrow I'm expecting a friend, so I'll be busy cleaning up after today's rummaging through all the stored stuff.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Sammie5
I love that part of the city. Are you in the residential area to the east of the Park?

I lived in Mimico for my high school years, our house was right on the Lakeshore near Royal York. It was a great place to live as a teenager, we could take the TTC anywhere in the city. We moved from there to Burlington, and I HATED it. You had to drive to get anywhere, the transit system was terrible, and it was just miles and miles of houses that all looked the same to me.

If I didn't live right in the city, I'd prefer to be out in the rural area, where you have to drive to get places, but at least you have green space around you to compensate. Of course, in your new neighbourhood, you've got the green space at the end of the street.....
Yes, the new place is in that area, and my balcony overlooks the park.

I was looking at a small building in Mimico, right at Lakeshore and Royal York. The south view overlooks the lake, and the building is literally beside the lake without obstuctions. *sigh* I would have loved to move in but they have a waiting list and want more than I could afford to shell out. I'm determined to live by water someday though.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by RoseHawke
Hey! I just realized! I'm still a WASP! (But in my case it's White Anglo Saxon PAGAN, heh-heh.)
I knew somebody would call me on that.
post #25 of 27
I have a cousin who has a condo on Lakeshore I think (I am not sure, it seems like a nice area and is a great place - he teaches at U of T - I usually only get to see him at the airport. And he comes to eat lunch with me or something while I have a layover. Tho I have to admit I loathe that airport - so impersonal or something. Not sure what it is.

Are you near there?
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by CyberKitten
I have a cousin who has a condo on Lakeshore I think (I am not sure, it seems like a nice area and is a great place - he teaches at U of T - I usually only get to see him at the airport. And he comes to eat lunch with me or something while I have a layover. Tho I have to admit I loathe that airport - so impersonal or something. Not sure what it is.

Are you near there?
Lakeshore runs such a length of the city and includes 3 neighbourhoods I can think of that I'm not too sure where he is. There are a number of nice condos along the Lakeshore though, so I imagine he's got a pretty sweet deal.

High Park is a bit north and the neighbourhood is actually built around the park. My building will be directly across the street and my view is very nice. Can't say it's the best view in the city, but it meets my criteria, which is a view that doesn't face downtown and my office tower that sticks out like a sore thumb it's so tall , and I will feel able to breathe by leaving a densely populated area of the city. I really am hoping it will help with my overall health.
post #27 of 27
How spectacular, Jenn! This sounds like a fantastic new place! This will make a wonderful difference in your life! Congratulations!
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