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Remember Those Christmases You Had as a Kid? They Still Happen in Burlington

When you live in Burlington, every year is the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny f***ing Kaye. We joke, but our Christmases are amazing. It’s not just because you can get a front row seat at our parades, or because you can park for free at our malls. It’s because you can afford to live … Continued

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Save Money. Be Happier. Make Burlington Home.

Ah, Toronto in the fall. You’re walking through the park in Yorkville with a latte. You’re browsing scarves and sweaters at Eaton Centre. You’re snapping warm wine selfies in the Distillery District. You’re… absolutely hemorrhaging money. Toronto is a world-class city, but living there comes with a world-class price tag. In fact, Vice recently released … Continued

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Are There Really Any Bad Schools in Burlington?

Ok, real talk: We’re the first to admit that we’ve openly used the oh-so-coveted Fraser Institute Report Card to rank schools and, by extension, neighbourhoods in Burlington. For those of you who are interested, you can find all the info on our schools page. We realize there are many parents who take these scores very … Continued

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I Need to Break Up With Toronto and Just Hook Up With It On Weekends

Your relationship with Toronto doesn’t need to be serious. You can just have some drinks and hook up every now and then. There’s a massive myth that you need to live in Toronto to have fun there. Not true. You can have all the milk you like, without having to buy the cow. Many people … Continued

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The Showdown Over Waterdown – Burlington vs. Hamilton

Could We Be Adding Waterdown to Our List of Burlington Neighbourhoods? Burlington’s mayor Rick Goldring is asking the province to make Waterdown part of Burlington instead of Hamilton… because, apparently you can just do that. This obviously didn’t sit well with Hamilton’s mayor Fred Eisenberger, who called the proposal not “neighbourly.” Aw snap! It’s on. … Continued

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Everyone Just Breathe: This is Our New “Normal”

The numbers are in and they are, well, normal. This may be a bit unsettling for some, as we have not seen “normal” in so long. We forget what it looks like. Should I Buy Or Sell This Fall? The Unsettling Experience of a “Normal Market” After incredible growth, year upon year, in the housing … Continued

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Is the Back-to-School Routine Making You Hate Your Home?

Has this house always been this small? It’s funny what the summer months can do to your perception of things. The kids are out of school. Your life is all about day trips, camps, soccer/baseball games or the cottage. You may spend very little time in the actual house. But now it’s September. You’re all … Continued

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Our Favourite Gifts for Teachers by Burlington Artisans

  The last day of school is fast approaching. There is no better way to say “Thank You” to your child’s teacher than a one-of-a-kind gift from one of our favourite female Burlington makers! Let Erin and Julie help you avoid that last minute panic of rushing to find a gift with our gift guide … Continued

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Thinking About Commuting From Burlington to Toronto on the Go Train?

Are you ready to commute on the Go Train from Burlington to Toronto? What would that lifestyle look like? If you’re looking at new houses in Burlington, but hoping to keep your Toronto job, this is a big question. Like just about anything in this world, the commute is what you will make of it. … Continued