Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Update: beyond to

A while ago, I did a quick explanation of how the tv-advertised works. That post is here, or see below. Now there is another ad airing for a site called What's it all about?.

Same company, same deal. It's a US company whose product is leads for agents. So yes, you can sign up for new listings to be emailed to you, but you will also be immediately contacted by whatever agent has purchased the rights to your area.

You can get the same information from the local agent of YOUR CHOICE. Any Toronto Board agent can set up a "match" which will automatically email you listings or changes that match your criteria -- criteria much more refineable than the options. They aren't evil, but you should know what you are getting into.

Friday, July 3, 2009

HELP! Beach Biffy Bodies Beseeched

If you have been strolling the boardwalk lately, you may have noticed the washrooms have been locked due to the strike. Without getting into the civic/labour politics, this is a problem for this time of year. Alan Burke is the pres. of the EBCA, an East Beach neighbourhood organization. It appears he and some helpers spent a witching hour a few days ago pushing a toilet/trailer from Ashbridge to Woodbine Beach.
The result is that, at least during prime hours on nice days a bio-break is possible without breaking public decency regs.

But he needs help staffing the trailer. This involves keeping an eye on things (not those things), collecting donations (to go toward the rental cost) and helping a bit with cleaning. High school students could score some public service hours.

If you can give a hand, give Alan a call at 416-566-0949