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Nothing is certain in life but death, taxes, and not having enough cash to fund your next deal…but what if there was a way to borrow from yourself??

Join us and guest speaker Mary Sun to learn about the basics and beyond of Life Insurance for sophisticated real estate investors. At the VERY LEAST you should be protecting your assets. But we never stop at the very least.

If used correctly, life insurance can be an effective tool to accelerate you to achieving your goals – ACCESS TO CASH AND CAPITAL, LEVERAGE TO FUND YOUR NEXT PROPERTY, AND TAX-EXEMPT INVESTMENT GROWTH!

As a sophisticated investor, you need to be identifying and mitigating risk and thinking strategically. When it comes to life insurance, this is not as simple as having a basic policy. Mary will use an investor-focused lens and walk through strategies and case studies including:

• Importance of estate planning
• Tools available to protect estate value
• Asset and family protection
• Real estate investor’s liability exposure
• Insurance ownership: Personal vs. Corporate

About Mary

Mary holds a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation and is an MBA graduate from Schulich School of Business, York University. Mary has 10+ years of experience in the financial service industry and is with Sun Life Financial as an advisor. Mary uses her in-depth knowledge in insurance, investments and taxation to help clients reach their financial goals through effective insurance and financial planning. Mary is known for her professionalism, her value-added advice and her ability to build strong and long-lasting client relationships.


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Attention aspiring investors! Ming takes us on a property tour and shares the details of why it works and what needs to change to make it a strong long-term hold.

While it’s not a straight investment property, it is set up well to help subsidize cost of living, or as a first rental property to get in and build equity.

Why It Works!

– Location: Located in East York in the Blake-Jones neighbourhood the property is 10-minutes from the subway. The area attracts a good tenant profile, allows for good rents, and has quick access to public transit, which is key!
– Ceiling Height: The ceiling heights are excellent which means no underpinning required.
– Not Turnkey: This was advantageous because it didn’t come with a turnkey price tag.
– Layout: The property is already subdivided and offers two units with their own separate entrances.

What It Needs!

– A whole new kitchen
– New flooring
– Updated exterior and new railings
– Back deck to create more outdoor space
– Landscaping and a fence to close off the yard

Want to learn more about investing in Toronto?
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For years, the Volition team has heard from casual investors that “Toronto doesn’t work, it’s too expensive, it doesn’t cashflow”. If you do what everyone else does, then you’ll only get the same results as everyone else. At Volition, we’re not interested in being like everyone else. We want to be better. We want to do better. We want to achieve more. At Volition, WE MAKE TORONTO WORK.

This is the impetus for wanting to share with you the natural evolution of our well-established triplex business model, Legal Luxury Fourplexes. These are an extremely desirable asset class, attract top-quality tenants, and achieve sky-high rents in AAA+ neighbourhoods.

We know what you’re thinking, and you’re right. These types of properties are expensive and don’t work in Toronto… UNLESS you create them yourself!

The numbers are big, the cash required is big, but the ROI is even bigger.

At our full-day Quickstart Investment Seminar back in February 2020 ( with over 200 engaged investors, we broke down various business models including small town investing, resale condos, pre-construction condos, triplexes and outlined the pros and cons of them.

You’ve heard us talk about fourplexes at a high level, now it’s time to dig into the nitty-gritty:
• How do you execute on a legal, luxury, fourplex?
• How much money does it take?
• What do the numbers look like?
• What are the steps you need to take?
• Who do you need on your team?
• How long does it take?
• What is the business model?

For those who are interested in this investment model, but don’t have the necessary cash (i.e. if you reached into your couch cushions you wouldn’t find $1.X MM laying around), mortgage qualification, or time and energy to do it on your own, Volition has an alternative solution for you.  Get in touch to hear all about it –


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If you’ve opened social media in the past week, you’ve seen the headlines – “Tiny Toronto House – $1 Million!!” and “Record Falling Rents!”. Increasing asset prices and decreasing rents are not exactly the recipe for success. So, as a sophisticated investor, what can you do to position yourself to WIN in this market?

This month’s guest speaker Jin Kim, long time real estate entrepreneur, is navigating the intersection of these challenges and is using two strategies.

1. A combination of short, medium, and long-term rentals to solve the cash flow problem
2. Investing in real estate in alternative ways – (think, development and private lending)

But wait… isn’t that a lot of extra work?? Enter property management.

Join us as we dive into topics like:
· How cash flow is equal or higher (!!!) after being fully managed
· How the short-term rental market is faring during the pandemic
· General costs to switch from long term rentals to short term rentals
· The risks and downsides of this strategy and how to mitigate them
· How to create flexibility and switch between short and long-term rentals

About Jin Kim

Jin Kim is a real-estate entrepreneur and financial consultant based in Toronto. He specializes in urban transformations and infill developments with emphasis on creating high-value real estate portfolios and cash-flow generation. With more than a decade’s worth of experience in real estate investing and financing – focusing on value chain creation and property development – he provides strategic financial direction to various business partnerships.

In the last 10 years, Jin has amassed a diverse portfolio of rental properties and infill developments in Toronto and surrounding areas. He is deeply passionate about creating personal economic freedom through real estate investing and sharing his knowledge and perspective with others.

His financial and real-estate expertise is bolstered by an impressive background in IT management in the field of architecture and construction management, a degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a fine arts degree from OCADU.

Living in the colourful neighbourhood of Little Portugal with his family, he is proud to call Toronto, home. He strongly believes Toronto is at the very beginning of massive transformations and is excited to be part of its growth.


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COVID-19 presents a number of challenges and an air of uncertainty for those of us in the real estate investment sector. During these tense times, it takes a different approach to find investors and source capital
for our ventures.

Some people say: “just find a good deal and the money will find you.”
Does that ring a bell? We’ve all heard it.

Unfortunately, it’s NOT that simple. Especially right now…with such HUGE stock market volatility that have affected so many people (and their retirement savings). In reality, you need to have a bunch of investors who are already in the wings, ready to roll… and THEN find a good deal. …THEN it will work.

So how do you reach out to these investors when you have a good deal? How do you get them to pay attention during all of this COVID Pandemic stuff?

Our guest speaker this month, Dave Dubeau, firmly believes that RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to develop a strong bench of partners and investors who are looking for a good deal.

That way, when that golden opportunity comes around, you can pounce on it immediately…Because you KNOW you have their support and financial backing.

And out of this crisis there WILL be a lot of golden opportunities that will be coming up. The question is, will you be ready and able to take advantage of them? That’s why we’re hosting a special LIVE online presentation all about finding investment partners and sourcing capital in uncertain times with Dave Dubeau (Investor, Author, Trainer,
Investor and Capital Attraction Specialist).

You can access the presentation slides and video here



Following on the heels of our wildly popular FULL-DAY Quick Start Seminar on Feb 1 where we taught 100+ investors how, why, and where to invest in Toronto, we are finally having our first Meetup of 2020.

We ran out of time on Feb 1 (apparently an 8 hour event just isn’t long enough!). By all accounts, it was because Matt kept speaking for too long. While his tangents might have been interesting (to him, anyway), it meant that we only glazed over the some of materials that you investors told us that you want to learn more about.

The focus of this Meetup will be to uncover the Hidden Gems that we only briefly touched upon that were planned as part of the original presentation. Specifically, in this March Meetup we will discuss in greater detail:
– “Real People, Doing Rea $#}+!” — Continuation of our Expert Panel
– Investment Heat Map showing the best areas to invest in Toronto
– Various business models that Volition investors are employing in 2020
– Luxury Triplex Conversion vs. Turnkey Triplex vs. Condo vs. Preconstruction Condo vs. Small Town
– Pros/Cons of those business models
– Financials of those business models
– How to execute on a Luxury Triplex Conversion
– Actual Case Studies of investment properties
– Journey to $10k/month cashflow (10yr Advisory Model)

Hopefully we fit all of this into 2 hours (otherwise we will have to do a “Quick Start” Part 3!)


You can access the presentation slides and video here



Volition Properties

Volition Properties is an award-winning Toronto boutique real estate investment firm that provides advisory and turnkey real estate investment services. Its mandate is to help real estate investors sustainably invest to build wealth in the Toronto real estate market by investing in low-risk, freehold, cash-flowing income properties over longer-term real estate cycles.

[Volition (vō-ˈli-shən): The power to make your own choices or decisions; free will. Living life by design, not by default.]

Contact us today for any questions about investing in real estate in Toronto!



  •  97/100 Walk Score and a 100/100 Transit Score
  • Steps to Queen Subway Station & Future Ontario Line, also served by the 24-hrs 501 Queen street car
  • 2 Minutes Walk to St. Michael’s Hospital with over 9,000 staff, nurses, and doctors
  • 4 min walk to Ryerson University
  • 6 Min walk to the Eaton Centre, PATH, and Yonge-Dundas Square
  • 11 min walk to Financial District
  • Within 20 mins walk to Hospital for Sick Children, Mt Sinai Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital
  • Featuring a sleek facade with super efficient layout design, some units will have unobstructed LAKEVIEW

Sale in less than 2 weeks and I believe it will start at $1200 a sqft


Project Name:  88 Queen Condos
Developer: St. Thomas Developments Inc
Major Intersection:  Yonge St & Queen St
Architect:  Hariri Pontarini Architects

Price: 2BR starts at 870k

Address:  88 Queen St E Toronto

Stories:  51 stories
Units:  534 new condo units

Maintenance Fees: TBD
Taxes:  TBD
Locker: TBD
Parking:  TBD
Estimated Completion:  2024


How to Purchase a Unit:

Floor plan are available

Unit selection will be on a first come first serve basis.

Click HERE for Floor Plan

If you have any questions, feel free to email, text, or call me at 647-895-8945 or 647-829-6969.


Photos from the event

You can access the presentation slides here


If you only go to *one* event this year – THIS IS THE ONE! 

If you are new to real estate investing and don’t know how to get started – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!

If you are a seasoned investor and are looking for ways to take your investing to the next level – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR YOU!

If you have a partner/spouse/family who has reservations about your desire to invest in real estate and is concerned that it’s too risky – THIS IS THE EVENT FOR THEM!

We have jammed years of experience and knowledge into one intense day of learning. We’ve distilled 5 years of Volition meetup content down to the essentials. This course will cover THE BEST AND MOST RELEVANT content with a singular goal in mind – to have the confidence and knowledge to be successful in 2020!


You’ll get answers to the MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS from investors, including:

     – When is the best time to buy?
     – Where is the best place to buy?
     – How can I quit my full-time job?
     – What if there is a downturn?
     – What fundamentals underpin a real estate market for long term sustainable growth?
     – What are the relevant factors that I should consider when investing in an area?
     – What kind of ROI can I expect?
     – How does my real estate help me retire?
     – What is the difference between Cheap vs Value Investing?


What this IS:

     – A comprehensive course containing EVERYTHING you need to know to get started with your investing in 2020
     – Covering various real estate investment business models that work in Toronto, being used in 2020 by Volition investors
     – An opportunity for you to speak & network with successful investors that were in your shoes who took massive action, as well as other aspiring investors who are in the same level/boat as you.
     – Learn real estate theory & fundamentals, but more importantly, how to APPLY them to the Toronto market to understand if Toronto is a market worth investing in.


What this IS NOT:

     – A “get rich quick” scheme
How to flip houses for a quick buck
     – Trying to convince you that wholesaling is easy, and that anyone can do it.
     – Endorsing $0 money down investment schemes or any other hairbrained “strategies”
     – A theory-only seminar that only gives you high-level information about investing, but doesn’t make it relevant for you and the Toronto market
     – Trying to repurpose US-based content or strategies specific to other provinces / small towns for Toronto.
     – Trying to convince you that this is going to be an easy journey.


You’ll leave the session with a repeatable, risk-mitigated blueprint teaching you how to invest in real estate the right way. You’ll learn how real estate makes money, how to properly analyze properties, understand the cashflow myth, how to mitigate risk, and much more!

Come learn from the Volition team, Toronto’s real estate investment experts. We personally hold a $25MM portfolio with over 50 doors doors. We have grown our per folio and net worth using these information and strategies and we are here to help you do the same.

NOTE: this event is not for us, it’s FOR YOU.  If there are burning questions you have that you would lIke addressed during the event, please email them to and we will do our best to incorporate them into the presentation.


Date And Time
Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Ryerson University
245 Church Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1Z4


Attendance is limited to ensure quality and tickets are going fast!


Volition Propertiesis an award-winning Toronto boutique real estate investment firm. We provide real estate education, help clients buy investment properties, renovate and build income properties, and have sophisticated property management. We have helped clients invest over $175MM in real estate in the Toronto area – we can guide you too!

[Volition (vō-ˈli-shən): The power to make your own choices or decisions; free will. Living life by design, not by default.

Contact us today for any questions about investing in real estate in Toronto!


Freed Development and Elad Canada is launching Phase 2 of Galleria on the Park.  This exciting project is part of the cities Master Plan to revitalize the Dupont & Dufferin corridor, which has been known for its creativity and voice for artistic expression.  With several established businesses already in the location, the Master Plan is to bring modern retail, office and condo living space to the community.



Project Name:  Galleria on the Park Condos
Developer: Freed Developments & Elad Canada

Address:  Dufferin St, Toronto
Major Intersection:  Dufferin St & Dupont St
Architect:  Hariri Pontarini Architects and Core Architects

Building:  12 new buildings
Units:  3416 new condo units

Maintenance Fees: $0.63/sq.ft
Taxes:  Approximately 1%
Locker: $5,500
Parking:  $60,000 (All units are eligible)
Estimated Completion:  Nov 2023


Platinum Deposit Structure – Buy with Only 15% Down Until Occupancy

$5,000 on Signing
Balance of 5% in 30 Days

5% in 90 150 days
5% in 270 400 days
5% in 450  occupancy


VIP Incentives

  • Capped Development charges & Levies
  • Right to lease during occupancy
  • Free Assignment. $5,000 Value

Master-Planned Community


Situated at Dufferin and Dupont, Galleria on the Park offers a modern urban lifestyle. This new condominium development will overlook an extended and reconfigured Wallace Emerson park. Expansion plans include doubling the size of the community centre to 95,000 sq. ft., making it one of the largest in the city and expanding the park to nearly 8 acres. With added infrastructure including cycling lanes, it’s no wonder this new community will be the centre of activity in Central West Toronto.



Look forward to approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of office space tailored to meet the demands of the rising creative and tech booms in the city. A heightened design focus, applied to layout and flow, blends modern convenience with creativity.



With nearly 300,000 sq. ft. of retail, Galleria on the Park offers a fresh look at the retail experience to complement existing favourites. Drawing inspiration from the artisanal renaissance in the area, the planned retail reflects the original and specialty offerings that make them one of the main attractions in Toronto’s new Dupont. With fitness and lifestyle retailers, healthy on-the-go dining options and park on the premises, there’s no better place to be actively inspired.




Walk score of 91/100

Transit score 84/100

Located in Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction Toronto

TTC stops at the front door and less than 20 minutes ride to downtown Toronto

Less than 15 mins away from 2 subway stations and UP Express

30 mins ride to Hospital for Sick Children, Mt Sinai Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital

30 mins ride to Financial District

Within 30 mins ride to UofT, Ryerson University, George Brown College, OCAD

20 mins drive or 17 mins UP Express ride to Toronto Pearson International Airport

Easy access to Gardiner Expressway


How to Purchase a Unit:

Floor plan and price list are available

Unit selection will be on a first come first serve basis.

Click HERE for price list
Click HERE for Floor Plan
Click HERE for Brochure
Click HERE for fact sheet
Click HERE for features & finishes


If you have any questions, feel free to email, text, or call me at 647-895-8945 or 647-829-6969.


Joint Ventures are the solution to every real estate problem, am I right? Have no money to invest – find a JV partner! Have too many properties and can’t qualify anymore – find a JV partner! Want to invest from your couch, never lift a finger and get great returns? JV, JV, JV!! Well, not so fast. As our members know, we like to paint the whole investing picture – the good, the bad and the ugly – and joint ventures are no exception. Come join us on October 16th, at Creeds Coffee Bar to hear from Erwin Szeto a master at JV’s. We’ll be covering not only the basics on Joint Ventures, but the rarely discussed downside risks. You’ll come away with a complete understanding of what you’re getting into when deciding on your next Joint Venture.

Erwin Szeto is a wealth hacker and runs an award winning business called iWIN Real Estate and is also the host of the Wealth Hacker Conference featuring Grant Cardone. Erwin and wife’s charity the Hamilton Basket Brigade has provided holiday meals to thousands of people in Hamilton and now focus on providing warm clothing and gifts to the most impoverished children in Hamilton. His podcast The Truth About Real Estate Investing is the top Canadian real estate podcast and he’s also been named a top 20 influencer in Canadian Real Estate.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about Joint Ventures from our expert speaker Erwin Szeto!

You can access the Meetup slides and video here


Volition Properties

Volition Properties is an award-winning Toronto boutique real estate investment firm that provides advisory and turnkey real estate investment services. Its mandate is to help real estate investors sustainably invest to build wealth in the Toronto real estate market by investing in low-risk, freehold, cash-flowing income properties over longer-term real estate cycles.

[Volition (vō-ˈli-shən): The power to make your own choices or decisions; free will. Living life by design, not by default.]

Contact us today for any questions about investing in real estate in Toronto!

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