Category: "Misc. Stuff"

An Emotional Crisis: The Family Cottage

February 10th, 2018
Baby Boomers are possibly the largest generation of cottage owners and their children may not be able to afford the capital gains taxes of their inheritance or care to put the effort into maintaining the family cottage. Cottages that have been in the… more »

My Prediction: The Recent Downward Trend Won't Continue

February 6th, 2018
My friends & colleagues in the Toronto Market have been complaining that business last month was the slowest they've seen in a long time. It could be that the measures taken by the government and tougher mortgage rules are actually curbing prices… more »

Shore Road Allowances

January 31st, 2018
Back in the day, when the Province was surveyed, every thousand acres of land was surrounded, on all sides, by a 66' road allowance. Most lakes, also, had a 66' road allowance that was measured from the original shoreline. This was land, set aside,… more »

The Extraordinary Esmond Skidmore

January 19th, 2018
Esmond Astley Skidmore was born December 26, 1917 in Guelph, Ontario. He married Ethel Gertrude Gillsepie in West Hill, Ontario, in 1943. In 1953 he built a small home in the community of Lake St Peter. Moved in his beloved piano and started… more »

Deep in the Woods

January 11th, 2018
In the 1940s, a man from Chicago engaged a local fella to build a log home on the side of hill near the hamlet of Quadeville, Ontario. It was pretty much kept a secret but there are still people around who claim to have met the owner. Those who… more »