I hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy.
The entire world has certainly changed since my last newsletter. The situation with COVID-19 continues to change quickly along with its impact on our families, friends and communities. I have been able to speak with many of you by phone, Zoom and text. It has been quite uplifting for me to hear the many positive stories of people helping one another, including a simple a porch drop off to someone who is having difficulty getting out. Neighbour to neighbour email chains have been set up to keep in touch and offer help. The community group pages have many messages with reminders to reach out if you are in need. I encourage you to do the same; I am always available to make time for you by phone or a more personal Zoom face to virtual face chat.
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada remains a source of support to families, friends, neighbours and the communities that count on us. As such they have compiled information regarding the support available for individuals and families in need of assistance during this time.
This is also a time to recognize and give my deepest heartfelt thanks to:
- Health Care Professionals
- Scientists Working on Treatments
- Warehouse & Delivery Workers
- Grocery Store Employees
- Distilleries Making Sanitizer
- Everyone Who is Staying at Home
- Neighbours Helping Neighbours
- News Outlets Keeping us Informed
Now more than ever, our local shop owners who have been able to keep their doors open need our support. As with most of us they have had their worlds turned upside down, many are also finding new ways to do business. At Barge Canal Market in Burlington's South End, Adelle Lawrence has a whole new way of selling furniture. Lawrence is now video-conferencing with customers of her vintage store, so they can social distance, but still shop from home. Growing Broke Farm, a family run farm in Campbellville is taking orders through their Facebook page and preparing boxes for pick-up. Cascata Bistro in Carlisle has set up a picnic table pick-up at the front entrance to the Bistro. Flamborough’s Cedar Field Greenhouses is offering $5 bouquets for roadside pick-up at their 10th Concession East property. You’ll find more information below. If you have any that you would like me to include, please email me.
Real estate is one of three basic needs: food, shelter and clothing. When the quarantine is over and people feel safe and jobs are restored, our sense is that the marketplace will pick up where it left off on the simple economic principle of supply and demand. Please click here for more information.
Stay safe, stay healthy and maintain a hockey stick's distance in between other people!
We will all get through this together!
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