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June 11, 2009

Century 21 has just released a report claiming that over the past year, from April 2008 to April 2009, average prices in these 21 neighbourhoods increased by ‘up to’ 17%. And, over the past month, from March 2009 to April 2009, average prices in these neighbourhoods increased by ‘up to’ 16%.

Hottest of the hot neighbourhoods are…

Etobicoke
The hottest neighbourhood in metro Toronto over the past year included the Centennial Park area in Etobicoke (FSA: M9C) bounded east and west by Highway 427 and Etobicoke Creek and north and south by Eglinton Ave and Queen Elizabeth Way. In this neighbourhood, average prices were $302,052 in April 2009, an increase of 17% from $257,907 in April 2008 and an increase of 4% from $290,365 in March 2009.
Pickering
Another hot neighbourhood in metro Toronto includes Brock in the eastern suburb of Pickering near Lake Ontario (FSA: L1V) bordered on the north and south by Finch Avenue and Highway 401, where average prices were $334,216 in April 2009, an increase of 16% from $280,340 in March 2009 and an increase of 7% from $311,372 in April 2008.
Richmond, B.C.
The hottest neighbourhood in the Greater Vancouver/Lower Mainland is in Richmond (FSA: V6X), bounded north and south by Fraser River and Westminster Highway and east and west by Number 5 Road and Vancouver International Airport, where average prices were $448,469 in April 2009, an increase of 16% from $375,396 since March 2009 and an increase of 3% from
$433,605 since April 2008.
Langley, B.C.
Another hot Vancouver neighbourhood is in the Township of Langley, 30 kilometres east up the Fraser Valley. Including the Langley Meadows neighbourhood (FSA: V2Y) this area is located directly south of the Trans-Canada Highway, north of 62nd and 56th Avenues, west of 248th Street and east of 196th Street, where average prices were $490,354 in April 2009, an increase of 15% from $414,560 since March 2009 and an increase of 12% from $437,041 since April 2008.
Winnipeg
North Kildonan in Winnipeg is a hottest neighbourhood (FSA: R2G), in an area bounded on the north, south and east by Glenway and Knowles Avenues, Oakland and McLeod Avenues and Day Street respectively. In this neighbourhood average prices were $225,111 in April 2009, an increase of 15% from $190,573 in March 2009 and an increase of 2% from $220,416 since April 2008.
Vancouver
The hottest neighbourhood in Vancouver is the downtown West Side/Coal Harbour area (FSA:V6E) bordering English Bay on the south, Hastings Street on the north, Burrard Street on the east and Broughton Street on the west. In this neighbourhood, average prices were $561,198 in April 2009, an increase of 15% from $476,331 in March 2009 and an increase of 0.3% from
$559,314 in April 2008.
Ottawa
The hottest neighbourhood in Ottawa is the central area of Greenboro (FSA: K1T) bounded by Conroy Road and the CNR/CPR right of way. In this neighbourhood, average prices were $277,434 in April 2009, an increase of 15% from $235,956 in March 2009 and an increase of 3% from $268,028 in April 2008.
Toronto
The hottest neighbourhood in the City of Toronto includes High Park (FSA: M6P) bounded north and east by the CPR and CN tracks and on the south and west by Bloor Street and Runnymede Road, where average prices were $505,063 in April 2009, an increase of 14% from $436,369 since March 2009 and an increase of 7% from $473,392 since April 2008.
Oshawa
In the Toronto suburbs, one of the hottest neighbourhoods is Central Oshawa (FSA: L1J) bordered on the south and east by Lake Ontario and Oshawa Creek, on the north by Conlin Road and on the west by the Oshawa-Whitby town line. In this neighbourhood, average prices were $230,320 in April 2009, an increase of 13% from $177,912 in March 2009 and an increase of 4% from $196,357 in April 2008.
Halifax
The hottest neighbourhood in Halifax borders on the northeast shores of Halifax Harbour and Morris Lake (FSA B2W) where average prices were $222,756 in April 2009, an increase of 11%.

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