Tottenham, ON Real Estate News

By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
It's one of the things I love about Real Estate.  That feeling when you are with a client, and you have helped them find and acquire the home of their dreams.  Seeing the smile on their faces, the general warmth in the room.  Real Estate Dreams can take many forms, they are as unique as people and families themselves. For Anya and Chris, prospects who became clients and over the last year, and now are close friends, both with my wife and I, this dream meant a home they could afford, close to the same neighbourhood, a larger, updated home with curb appeal, an ensuite, finished basement, a fair sized private lot ... and to top it all off an in-ground pool would be even more than they could hope for! This story begins late last spring, and resumes when I met them, much the way I meet many ...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Annual Tottenham Christmas Parade 2011 The Annual Tottenham Christmas Parade will be taking place this coming Saturday, December 3th, 2011 at 10:00am. Queen Street will be closed south of Nolan Rd (5th Line) at 9:45 am until approx. 11:30 am). Grab some hot chocolate and come out with your family for a fun filled day, culminating with the appearance of Santa Claus himself!!!
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
2011 SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS: Tottenham's Steam Train Join in the fun and magic of Christmas with a trip starting in Tottenham traveling through the picturesque Beeton Valley, hosted by the Jolly Old Soul himself SANTA CLAUS, and his elves. Enjoy this exciting family trip aboard the restored circa 1920's steam train. Children of all ages will truly enjoy the experience with seasonal music, candy canes and especially when Ol' Saint Nick arrives!!!! Santa Express trains run on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th with four departures daily at 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 & 2:30 (except December 3th, two departures only at 1:00 & 2:30). Advance reservations available online or by telephone: 905.936.5815. Special event fares apply: Adults $14, Children $8 (ages 15 and under) including all taxes....
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Its that time of year again. As winter approaches, we are entering another flu season. We can help reduce the spread of influenza through a proactive regimen including frequent good handwashing, covering our coughs and sneezes (or coughing into our elbows), staying home when sick, but the best way to prevent the spread of influenza is to get vaccinated every year. The influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone over the age of six months who is not allergic to the vaccine. A recent study showed that the influenza vaccine results in a reduction of 30,000 visits to hospital emergency departments, 1,000 hospitalizations and 300 deaths in Ontario alone. A Tottenham Flu shot clinic will be held at the Tottenham Community Centre, 139 Queen St North on Saturday November 26th. Appointments ar...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
This large four-level detached Sidesplit exudes curb appeal, has a family friendly layout, and sits well on a large 54' * 124' lot in a desired neighbourhood close to schools, parks, community centre, shopping and medical centre. Tastefully decorated and loaded with updates, this home might be perfect for you! Check out the Virtual Tour (including layout) to see if this home "fits you good". Family Sized Sidesplit in Tottenham Overview Maps Photos Features Neighborhood $309,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom Location 27 Metcalf CresTottenham, ON L0G 1W0Canada To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Our recent listings Just Move In and Enjoy!!!Family Sized Sidesplit in TottenhamDetached B...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
COME JOIN US FOR A SPOOKTACULAR GOOD TIME at Tottenham Legion's Annual Halloween Dance When:  Saturday October 29th @ 8:00 p.m. Where: "Clubroom" @ Tottenham Legion Branch 329           25 Richmond St. W. Music and SCARI-OKI by: AJ the DJ Pot Luck - Bring some goulish delights for evening snacks PRIZES for Best Male and Female Costumes There is no charge for this event, but donations will be gladly accepted.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Cedar Kitchen, a local Tottenham restaurant, gained national fame early last month when Canada's favorite dancer, Jordan Clark, name Cedar Kitchen the restaurant she most likes.Homey styled with large pine tables and chairs, this restaurant always has a crowd, a sure sign that the locals have identified it as the place to eat. As a matter of fact, if you were driving through town, and were to ask a local where is a good place to eat, I am sure they would recommend Cedar Kitchen.It was in this manner, probably late in 2009, that I was introduced to this restaurant. Since my office was walking distance, it became the destination for take-out when in Tottenham. In the ensuing years, I have taken a number of friends to Cedar Kitchen and suggested this restaurant to many more. If you are in...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
I have missed this one up to now, but there are still two days, September 24th and September 25th to buy your Tim Horton's Smile Cookie for $1.00.  Tim Horton's will donate the entire proceeds to local charities!  It is the classic Win-Win =) Locally, the Alliston Tim Horton's will be donating proceeds of this campaign to Matthews House Hospice, and Tottenham's Tim Horton's will be donating their proceeds to Reach for the Rainbow. When you are doing your Timmie's run today or tomorrow, remember to buy a Smile Cookie and help a local charity!!
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
I have spent a few hours this morning (quickly turning into early afternoon) catching up on news, returning e-mails and updating various sites. In my travels to various sites on the internet, I happened upon two links that caught my attention and want to share them with you: 1) Is any body out there "brown bagging" it?  I hope by now any people taking lunches to work/play or school have invested in re-usable containers.  In this day and age, disposable bags, sandwich wrappers or sandwich bags are a waste we can avoid most of the time.  Here is a link to a site with a video illustrating one and two cup re-usable containers with ice packs and how easy they are to use for lunches/snacks. We can even buy re-usable drink containers which, over time, will not only save our environment, but al...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Was feeling good... Just finished the second day of the ABR course in Barrie, wrote the exam and was on my way home.  I called the office to answer some inquiries and Kim, our administrator answered.  She sounded tired when we talked, I told her that I would be coming down with an offer and a deposit check that needed to be in the bank "yesterday" ;-) She didn't react like she normally does, Kim definitely was not her fiesty self.  I asked her who else was in the office and told her I would do a Timmies run.  Caffeine and Carbohydrates can be a temporary mood changer.  There were three other people, Flora, Jane and Peter.  Being part of a small office, it is easy to remember how each person takes their coffee (not that I remembered, but Kim knew). I stopped by the drive-thru in Tottenha...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
WOW!!! What a performance!The finale of So You Think You Can Dance Canada has ended, and the performances of all involved, twenty-one of Canada's top dancers and my personal favorite, Jordan Clark were all fantastic.  I cheated, I watched the feed from Nova Scotia, which ended minutes ago...Jordan's overall performance was a step apart.  She lights up the stage and captivates her audience.  She has that "it" factor that will make her successful in whatever she chooses to do.  Congratulations Jordan! Thank You to all of the people who agreed with me, that she was the best dancer in this competition.  Congratulation Jordan, Tottenham, and all of Canada is so proud of you! If you missed past blogs and want to see Jordan in action, click here!
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Jordan Clark knows she can dance, and for the last two months, a nation has watched Jordan become a "STAR" right before our eyes... Tonight's the Night when we watch the journey come to an end. Tonight, at 8:00 p.m. EST and at the appropriate time across the country on your local CTV Network station, the finals of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA will produce a single champion, Canada's best dancer. In my opinion, proud Tottenham native, Jordan Clark has a great chance to be named the one.  Whether Jordan wins or not, all of South Simcoe is very proud of our local girl doing so well on the national stage.  If you are local, come to the Tottenham Community Centre, 139 Queen St. North (on the east side) to cheer her on together.  Show starts at 8:00 p.m. Click here if you are interested...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Another spectacular performance by Local Tottenham girl, Jordan Clark on tonight's episode of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.At this stage of the competition, all the participants are very good.  Congratulations to Jordan, Lindsay, Melissa, Christian, Matt & Shane. Jordan's duo, with Christian, was a contemporary piece performed to All in Love is Fair, a song by Stevie Wonder. Her Solo, another spectacular performance to "This Woman's Work" by Greg Laswell For information on Past performances, click here Please vote for Jordan 1.877.977.4606 (toll-free from a land line) during the voting window of 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the EST time zone and in the appropriate time in your area
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Local Tottenham girl, Jordan Clark, is continuing her meteoric rise on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, participating in the top six episode tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST on CTV. Tottenham, New Tecumseth, and people all across Canada have discovered that Jordan has that special "it" factor.  Combined with incredible flexibility, ability to dance in all genres and her boundless energy, she seems to have "wowed" a nation. If you haven't yet caught an episode, watch tonight's episode on your local CTV network station and if you agree with me (and countless others), vote for her during the two hour window open immediately after the show. Missed past episodes? Here is the website for the show:  SYTYCDC There are some Youtube clips of past performances in previous blogs: Tottenham's Jordan Clar...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
SYTYCDC (So You Think You Can Dance, Canada).  At 8:00 p.m. tonight, on CTV,  we will find out whether Canada has voted for  Jordan and if she will continue on her quest to be Canada's Best Dancer. Congratulations to Matt, Shane, Adam and Christian are all worthy dancers as are Denitsa, Lindsay and Melissa, who along with Jordan Clark made the top eight in the contest. But my vote goes to Jordan Clark, not only because she hails from Tottenham, a village of about 4,000 people very close to my home, but because, as the weeks have passed, I have become enchanted by her long curly red hair, her smile, her extremely flexible body and how she puts it all together in her dance performances.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
There is a reason I have chosen RED for this Blog. Jordan and her partner are smokin' HOT in last Monday's episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, CANADA Jordan Clark, a local Tottenham girl is becoming a star before our eyes.  IMHO, she has the "IT" factor, that so hard to define quality that the STARS have.  If you haven't seen her or these clips from Monday's episode, be prepared to be WOWED! Here is a link to a previous blog about Jordan Clark I posted last month. If you can access CTV on your Television, watch the next episode of So You Think You Can Dance Canada on Monday @ 8:00 p.m. and help Jordan move forward with her quest to win the competition.
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Tomorrow, Thursday August 11th, 2011 is "Miracle Treat Day" at DQ in both Canada and the U.S. Money raised from the sale of every blizzard treat sold on Miracle Treat Day will benefit your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. That should be "reason" enough to twist your arm to visit your local DQ and purchase a Blizzard.  I do not indulge in this delectable treat often, but when I do, my favorite flavour is Chocolate Cherry =)  Do you have a favourite Blizzard flavour? Click on Canada (in Canada input first three Characters of Postal Code) or US To Find the nearest DQ near you. Local Dairy Queen's are: Dairy Queen Brazier 120 Queen St N Tottenham ON, L0G 1W0 905.936.3379 Dairy Queen Brazier 2 King St S Alliston ON, L9R 1H6 705.435.7261 Dairy Queen Ltd Brazier 372A Queen St S Bolto...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
This is something I had forgotten about... It had been years since I have had a serious bout of the hiccups.  But last night, after Alec was put to bed, Helen and I were catching up on last year's new HBO series Boardwalk Empire (We had saved the episodes on our Video Recorder's Hard Drive for summer viewing), IT happened... I had one hiccup, then another, then another ... I looked over to Helen and she had that gleam in her eye.  I told her "NO"!! We continued to watch the show, but the hiccups would not stop.  Finally, I relented. My wife probably did this to me for the first time twelve years ago, soon after we met... at the time I laughed it up and attributed to more of her Scottish superstitions... except this worked...  I never gave it the due it deserved, and I am sure there are ...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
The Miller family's 24 year old horse, King Joseph, has been viewed over 150,000 times on the internet in the last few weeks and is Tottenham's latest internet sensation. King Joseph's child-like answer to our latest heat wave has generated interest as a new generation learns about this age old tradition ;-) These videos have been picked up and featured on both CTV and CNN, placing Tottenham in the public eye again, soon after Jordan Clark's rise to fame on the current CTV hit show So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Personally, I prefer national attention for these reasons rather than the 80+ cm of snow that fell in this area on December...
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By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Tottenham's very own, nineteen year old Jordan Clark, has been making a splash on network TV this summer as a contestant on So You Think You Can Dance Canada. I will be the first to admit that I am not an avid follower of anything "Reality TV" based, but I have managed to PVR a few episodes and have been more than impressed by the poise and the talent and the way Jordan seems to light up the screen. Want to support a local talent on her way to the top? Catch the original broadcast on CTV on Monday nights, or you can watch the many repeats all week long. Here is a link to Joey and Jordan's very original and comic Jazz Performance, my favorite by far so far: July 18th Jazz Performance  
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