I’ve called Toronto home since 1966: Downsview, North Toronto, Etobicoke, all over downtown and since 2007, Harbourfront, a neighbourhood I love.
My interest in real estate is long-held and deep. When condos first appeared in Toronto, I was struck by them: as a kid I designed unit floor plans, complete with building drawings and marketing materials. I explored the details of each new condo building that came to market. (In those early days it was easy to keep track of them - not so anymore!)
From buying and selling properties, as both home and investment, to consulting and renovating for clients and friends, real estate has been a driving part of my life for over 25 years. I love it, and more, love helping others find joy in home ownership.
Alongside real estate I had a long and satisfying career in consumer electronics, as well as having been a successful Timothy’s franchisee, and as chief of David Squared Design, have designed and managed renovation projects across Toronto.
I am civic minded and follow the issues of my city, province and country. I support a number of charities, including the Red Door Family Shelter, to which money is donated directly from every sale I make. I follow social justice issues and speak on them when I can. As a Toastmaster, I’ve won several contests, having competing at the District level, and have achieved the designations of Advanced Leader Silver and Advanced Speaker Bronze. I also write when I can, and have won both national and global awards for essays and short fiction.
Other interests include a regular fitness regimen, lots of travel, and a love of theatre and music - from opera and classical to jazz and pop. I collect art and am a member of the Art Gallery of Ontario. I love travel and modern and contemporary architecture and am excited by Toronto’s recent surge of buildings by world-renowned architects - even if I don’t love them all.