Toronto born and raised, there is no doubt I am in love with this incredible city I call home. I have fond memories of skipping the 512 streetcar ride in my Hillcrest Village neighbourhood and instead walking to the subway station to head to Yonge and Bloor or downtown to Eaton Centre to watch a $2.50 Tuesdays movie, or up to North York to spend the weekend with my Dad. Fast forward to high school and my early twenties with its summertime strolls along Yonge Street or Queen West ultimately ending up in the Bassment at HMV, after a quick lunch at Green Mango or Peter Pan. Far too many house parties with my roommates in our Cabbagetown duplex. Several trips to Scarborough and “The West End” to visit friends and family for outdoor barbeques and then back downtown for a blocko or several hours of dancing the night away in club district. Winters meant skating at Nathan Phillips Square, Loblaws Park (Wells Hill Park), tobogganing anywhere and a cozy brunch at Mildred Pierce back when it was on Sudbury. To say I grew up (in and) with this city is an understatement. I know its cozy corners and I’ve seen its neighbourhoods change yet keep their original charm and vibe. I’ve also watched Toronto become recognized as the world class city I always knew it was. And so, it was a natural fit when I decided to merge my love for this city and my interest in all things home and design, with my analytical problem-solving mind to connect people and real estate. 17 years later, I’m more in love than ever before.