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Toronto’s gold rated neighbourhoods

On March 5th, 2014 by Cashforgold.TO

Toronto has many different neighbourhoods, and determining which ones are the best is a very personal matter. Luckily Toronto has many many different types of neighbourhoods to choose from, so no matter what type of person you are, you’ll be able to find one that suits you. Every neighbourhood in Toronto has something unique and has its subjective pros and cons. Please understand that any Toronto neighbourhood could be argued to be great and contends for gold rating.

Greek Town

toronto_greektownThis is a great neighbourhood to raise kids in – low levels of crime and lots of schools. The schools are top notch and this leads to people moving into the Greet Town just to get their children into a specific school! It also has many parks and outdoor sports fields which is great in the summer for getting out with the family.

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Danforth Ave Side-walk Construction

On December 14th, 2012 by Cashforgold.TO

If you live, study or work around Greektown area and on the daily basis have to commute along Danforth Avenue, you sure noticed a major side-walk.

The work has taken longer than the City anticipated and with upcoming holidays it may be delayed even farther.

This constructions has been tough on everyone, a specially local residents, businesses, motorist and mostly pedestrians. Even though all safety precautions by the construction companies, has been taken, there still have been a few incidents where people have tripped or stumbled over boards or into metal barrier.

Here at Cashforgol.TO, we would like to apologize for any inconveniences this contraction may have caused. We wish you to be safe and enjoy this wonderful Christmas holiday season with your friends and family!

Construction @ Danforth Ave

Store-front of Cashforgold.TO during the construction.

Construction @ Danforth Ave

Major side-walk repair at Danforth Ave, Toronto

Construction @ Danforth Ave

Safety corridor during side walk construction.

Winter of 2012, November–December: Side walk repair and construction on the Danforth Ave, on the east end of Toronto.

CashforGold.TO Sister Location is Now Open!

On April 10th, 2012 by Cashforgold.TO

New Cash For Gold location: 603 St. Clair Ave West, TorontoCashforGold.TO has opened yet another location! Visit our new shop located at 603 St. Clair Avenue West, just a bit west of Bathurst Street and St. Clair West TTC subway station.

When we opened up our first location on Danforth Street and Jones Avenue several years ago, our customers from Toronto West had to go quite a long way to reach us. Just a few minutes walking distance from St. Clair West subway station, our new spacious location is easy to find. Just look for a CashforGold.TO usual stylish billboard sign on the south side of St. Clair Avenue West.
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2nd exit at Donlands Subway Station

On February 24th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Donlands Subway Station, TorontoNotice of Public Meeting

The TTC is holding a public meeting to update the community on the proposal to construct a second exit at the Donlands subway station. The meeting will occur as follows:

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Danforth Collegiate of Technical School

800 Greenwood Avenue

The Toronto Transit Commission is proposing the construction of a second exit at Donlands subway station.
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Get a $15 bonus for every ounce of gold.

On February 4th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Toronto Deal of the MonthGet a $15 bonus for every ounce of used or broken gold jewellery.

With fast growing depletion of mineral reserves and natural resources we would like to raise a concern of global environmental issues and encourage people to recycle their broken, used and unwanted gold jewellery.

Trade in your used or broken gold jewellery for cash and receive a $15 bonus for every ounce of gold. Trade in amount is based on the current gold market price. We accept rings, earrings, chains, bracelets, pendants and other jewelry. We also accept gold coins and watches.
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Physical and Chemical Properties of Gold

On January 31st, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Chemical Gold, AuGold is one of the most coveted and admired metals not only for its striking beauty, but for its unique physical and chemical properties. These properties make gold the metal of choice in various fields, including electrical, chemical, engineering, and medical industries.

Gold is a soft, pliant and dense metal, which is why it is a common material used to create jewellery pieces. Gold can resist corrosion and doesn’t easily rust. Jewellery pieces made of gold will not easily tarnish and would still remain beautiful over the years. Compared to other metals like copper, lead and silver, gold is more compact and is denser. It doesn’t react to other elements, making it an essential metal for jewellery. It is relatively softer than other metals and can be combined with other metals to create a harder and durable jewellery pieces. Gold is pliable so it can be easily moulded into any shape or design. It can be pelted to create intricate gold jewellery pieces.
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Gold in our Food

On January 25th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold apple, foodIt has been found that gold is not only an essential element in the chemical, electrical and medical fields but also in the food industry as well. Because it is non-allergenic and non-toxic, gold is safe to use as food decoration or to ingest in small amounts. In fact, many luxurious restaurants all over the world now add in edible gold sprinkles and flakes into their cuisines.

Putting gold in food is authorized by the European Union and the United States. The use of gold in food is actually not a very recent idea. In fact, in the ancient Egypt, the pharaohs would add in gold pieces into their food offerings for their Gods. Meanwhile, in the medieval era, Italian noblemen would adorn their risottos with gold flakes. Serving gold coated foods, such as fruits, bread and oyster, was also common in special occasions like weddings. Serving food with gold or adorned with signifies the status of the party host.
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Methods of Purifying Gold

On January 25th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Purifying gold in acidGold does not exist in nature in the same form that it is in jewellery that we buy. It often occurs as grains, flakes, masses or veinlets in rocks. After gold ores are excavated from the surface of the earth, they are ground to extract the metal. But the metal, at this stage, is not yet in its pure form as it still contains a variety of impurities, including copper, zinc, iron and silver. To eliminate these impurities, gold should undergo the purification process.

There are various methods used to purify or refine gold and they can be categorized into three: through the use of acid, use of fire, and use of electricity. These methods, however, vary in terms of complexity of the process, level of purification, and the costs involved.
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Gold Mining Techniques and Locations

On January 22nd, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold MinePeople value gold because obtaining this metal is not easy. Gold does not exist in nature in the same form that it is available on the market. To produce gold, gold ores need to be excavated from gold mines first. Then, gold ores have to undergo other processes until the purest form of the metal is produced.
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Gold in Different Languages

On January 20th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold Dawn - aka Aurora, aka AurumThe word gold is attributed to any material that has the same color as the element. During the time of ancient Germanic tribes, the word red was used to describe golden colors. Today, however, people still use the word red in relation to the color gold, but only as an archaic reference.

The Latin language has a different term for gold, aurum and since the Latin language is the mother of all romantic languages, Spanish and Italian languages have also adapted the word aurum. Oro, which means gold in Spanish and Italian, is believed to have originated from its Latin term.

The word aurum actually came from aurora, which means dawn. In ancient times, the colour of gold was used to refer to the colour of the break of dawn, when the sun’s rays first hit the horizon. In ancient times, people associated the color gold with the golden glow that creeps across the land during dawn. Gold and the sun’s rays had the same distinct luster and color, which is why the term for the metal eventually became aurum.
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Gold history

On January 15th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold in ancient Egypt, Cash for gold TorontoFrom being a prime medium of financial transaction to being an essential element to create electronic devices, gold is considered to be one of the elements that have great contributions to the progression of mankind. Gold is not only sought after because of its uses in various fields, but also because of its rarity, its beauty, and the meaning it holds.

Gold in Ancient Persia and Egypt
Archaeologists have discovered that this element has been used in the Middle East since 6000 years ago. One of their findings is the gold jewellery pieces, which were found in Queen Zer and Queen Pu-abi’s tombs. These gold accessories, which dated back to the 3rd millennium BC, are considered the oldest among the ancient finds.
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What is gold used for?

On January 14th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO
Gold uses, Toronto

Gold uses: Jewellery, Implied Investment, Electronics, Bar Hoarding, Net Producer Hedging, Coins, Dentistry, Other Industrial Uses, Medals

Gold, as we know, is one of the most significant elements in the world. Its value is near priceless and it is considered one of the benchmarks for true wealth. But this element has several other uses and in this article we’ll look into the many different gold uses.

The primary use of gold
Gold is primarily used as jewellery and an accessory. About 6000 years ago gold was already being used as an ornament. When found in its pure state, gold can easily be molded or manipulated to take on any shape, and makes a very attractive ornament to be worn.

Gold has all the special properties that make it a perfect metal to be transformed into jewellery. Its yellow color is distinct and beautiful, its luster is very high, it’s not prone to tarnishing, it can be hammered into thin sheets or molded into different shapes and it can be made into wires. All of these properties make gold a much sought after metal for jewellery, not to mention that history has always looked upon this metal as a sign of wealth and distinction.
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Understanding jewellery store markup

On January 12th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Jewellery store markup in TorontoGold is one commodity whose demand and value is almost, if not always, stable. Enclosed in glass boxes, gold jewellery is displayed in jewellery stores, lustrous and inviting. Unlike other commodities that you see in grocery stores, though, price markup on jewellery is particularly high. There are a few reasons behind this jewellery price markup that you should be aware of.

Gold jewellery is not like other commodities, such as milk, soap or sugar. It is not every day that a person buys gold necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, or any other piece of jewellery. This means that jewellery stores do not make as many sales as grocery stores do. As a result, jewellery store owners set higher markups on their products to compensate for that difference.
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Uses of gold in medicine

On January 11th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold medecine in TorontoThere is constant change in the field of medicine. Every now and then emerge new technologies, discoveries and treatment methods that make treatment more efficient, effective and advanced. And while some barbaric medical traditions have already been eradicated, there are a few that are still practiced until today. One example is the use of gold in medicine. Gold was widely known for its healing properties several ages ago. Today, its role in the medical field is revived as more and more studies have shown that it can be beneficial when used for treating various diseases.
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Gold as a commodity in Toronto

On January 9th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Toronto gold commodityThe demand for gold as a commodity has not diminished over the years. Although there are other metals that are more expensive than gold, it is still considered as one of the most valued metals. It is used in various industries although it is more popular in the jewellery industry. From engagement rings to necklaces and bracelets, people just can’t get enough of gold. No wonder why there is never a shortage of gold jewellery stores.
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Where to sell gold in Toronto

On January 8th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Where to sell gold in TorontoIf you live in Toronto, and have unused gold kept in your jewellery box, then you can turn that gold into cash. Selling gold in Toronto should not be a problem, At Cashforgold.TO you can sell gold, and we will buy gold.

There are environmental advantages to selling gold jewellery – gold recycling. Yes, selling gold necklaces, bracelets, or rings is considered gold recycling. Just like recycling newspapers, bottles, and plastics, recycling gold benefits the environment. It helps to minimize the demand for gold mining, which is one of the most environmentally harmful activities by man. And, while you help the environment, you also earn money.
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Gold vs Platinum: Which is better?

On January 6th, 2011 by Cashforgold.TO

Sell Gold vs Platinum in TorontoSelling gold and platinum is one great way to cash in during the recession. After all, gold and platinum are two of the most precious metals known to man. Despite this economic downturn, gold and platinum are easy to sell – they are in demand and arguably never lose their value. Their exact value depends on many factors, including their composition. It is essential for anyone who wants to sell gold or platinum to have sufficient knowledge about different characteristics of gold vs platinum.
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Single mom about Cash for Gold in Toronto

On January 5th, 2011 by Giuseppina
Single mom, Cash for Gold in Toronto

Giuseppina, a single mom in Toronto

Hi, my name is Giuseppina. I am 37 years old, a single mom with two beautiful daughters. I consider myself a very lucky and happy person, because at the age of 35 I turned my life around by making a smart decision of selling all my gold jewellery to Cashforgold.TO and making a huge profit of 50,000 dollars. Let me share my story with you.

I grew up in an average income family. When I was 10 years old my family moved to Toronto from a small town called Spello in Italy. My parents opened a little store selling Italian foods. I am very close with my family, particularly with my mother. I always adored her for her strong and independent personality and I was always fascinated by her passion to beautiful gold jewellery. She is a jewellery shoppoholic. All of our relatives and friends knew that the best present for her is a new piece of gold jewellery. I inherited this passion from her and ever since I was little I always dreamed of having as much beautiful gold jewellery as my mom.
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Selling gold jewellery in Toronto

On December 20th, 2010 by Cashforgold.TO

Sell gold in TorontoSince the beginning of time, gold jewellery has always been a part of many cultures around the world. It is a symbol of status beauty and glamour. Today, however, it is not only an important accessory and a part of many occasions like weddings and engagements; it is also an excellent source of income for quite a lot of people in Toronto. Gold does not lose its value – you can always sell gold even during an economic crisis.

One of the biggest benefits of selling gold jewellery is the fact that it can bring in a lot of money. Any pieces of gold jewellery, whether gold bracelets, gold necklaces, gold earrings or engagement rings, can be easily sold in Toronto. No matter what type of jewellery you are selling, whether it is an antique engagement ring or sets of gold earrings, there will always be someone who will be interested in buying gold.
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Santa’s coming soon, do you need cash fast?

On December 11th, 2010 by Cashforgold.TO

Twas weeks before Christmas and all through the town,
Your friends and family were searching for gold lying around!
They were happy they searched for old gold high and low,
Because they earned enough cash to top each new gift bought with a sparkly red bow!

Tick Tock, Tock Tock… Santa’s coming soon… Do you need cash fast?

Christmas is coming to TorontoOrganize a gold party and earn extra cash you can use immediately this holiday season. Tis the season to be jolly. It’s the only type of party where your guests go home richer than they arrived! The best part is that you as the gold party hostess will pocket 15% ($1000-$2000 average) at the end of the gold party.
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On the topic of jewellery production

On December 2nd, 2010 by Cashforgold.TO

Unique gold ring design, TorontoJewellery factories could potentially produce 10,000 different jewellery articles. In fact, in just one month factories normally produce 3,000 pieces. Monthly production creates about 50 new ornaments, making it 600 new articles per year.

Every jewellery manufacturer is involved in their own development of new models and shapes. There is an unwritten rule to avoid duplicating designs developed by other firms. A copyright of a sort. Jewellery manufacturers employ their own team of specialized designers and smiths who create the first samples of new products, as well as the infrastructure for production preparation.

Cases of infringement of intellectual property are not rare – since the products can be duplicated. It is practically impossible to fight it legally – there are too many new designs to formalize and register. In addition, even the smallest design change can be argued to be a different product all together.
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On the topic of jewellery industry

On November 21st, 2010 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold salesman
As with any other industry, the jewellery market was affected by the economic crisis. As a result, there was a shift in the segments of jewellery product sales. Nevertheless, even during the crisis, jewellery industry stayed profitable and respective businesses remained confident in their future.

In the past year, in response to the new market conditions, sales have shifted towards the cheaper products – especially silver jewellery. Historically, silver was used primarily for household utensils, and now it is increasingly used in silver jewelry production.

Decline of expensive diamond sales was not particularly visible – clients who can afford to buy diamonds, buy them despite the crisis. The decline mostly occurred in the central niche.
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Gold mining in Canada

On November 8th, 2010 by Cashforgold.TO

For some of you it will be a surprise to know that Canadian companies are dominating world’s gold mining industry. In 2010 the Forbes magazine released an annual “Forbes Global 2000″ list of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.

The ranking is based on a number of factors: Sales, Profit, Assets, Market value; and out of 12 gold companies that made the list, 6 are proudly Canadian.
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Interesting facts about gold

On October 27th, 2010 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold car, cash for gold Toronto

  • The term “gold” comes from an old Anglo-Saxon world ‘gelo’, or yellow.
  • Gold’s chemical symbol is Au from the Latin word ‘aurum’ which means “shining dawn”
  • Gold is the most malleable and ductile pure metal known.
  • Gold never rusts.
  • Gold does not cause skin irritation. If gold jewelry irritates the skin, it is likely that the gold was mixed with some other metal.
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Gold recycling saves lives and our environment

On October 17th, 2010 by Cashforgold.TO

Gold mining is hard and dangerous work

It might surprise you, but the service of gold recycling helps to save lives and our environment. I understand how that sounds, but please – bear with me. Large portion of gold used by jewellers, scientists and engineers comes from recycled gold – the gold bought at the local cash for gold shops. Gold that otherwise would have to be mined for.

This Wednesday, October 13th marked the end of the longest mining shift in history, when 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a collapsed San Jose copper-gold mine after being trapped for 69 days half a mile below the ground.

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Cash for gold at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2010Thousands of people walk past the cash for gold booth at Toronto Nuit Blanche held on October 2010. The event took place between the sun set and the sun raise.

Free balloon animals were given out – flowers, swords, hats, puppies, and special “blasters” were some of the few balloons creations made at the cash for gold booth.

Behind the ‘cash for gold’ booths, the crowd would find clothing and food booths. The organizers would let the people in hundred at a time – resulting in a huge line up outside the entrance.
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