Pssst… Did you hear us on CBC “The Current?

We've had a bit of excitement recently at Downsizing Diva! Over the past couple of weeks, there's been some great media coverage in the US and, fortunately for us, an article in The New York Times was picked up by the Toronto Star and CBC Radio! On Friday, August 25th, we were interviewed by Pia Chattopadhyay on CBC's The Current. We joined Linda Hochstetler (a social … [Read more...]

Holiday Gifts…think outside the bowl!

Throughout the year, there are lots of reasons to celebrate with family and friends and, it seems, most of these celebrations include gifts! A friend tells us, “If I can’t wear it or eat it, I don’t want it!”  When you share “experiential” or consumable gifts, you can create treasured memories at the same time. Spending time with family or friends can be the best gift of … [Read more...]


  An important Canadian tradition involves the wearing of a Remembrance Day poppy every November. This simple act unites all of us as remember the sacrifice brave men and women in the armed services make so we can continue to enjoy our Canadian way of life. Tim Stewart, Archivist for the Toronto Scottish Regiment, tells a wonderful Remembrance Day story about a … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Moments!

In 1949, Mum received a cedar chest as a Christmas gift so it had been part of her life almost forever. Now, it might have looked like just another piece of furniture, but, as my brothers and I soon discovered, it was really much more like a “treasure” chest. Important things were kept in that cedar chest, not so much to keep out the moths, but to keep in the memories. The … [Read more...]


An important Canadian tradition involves the wearing of Remembrance Day poppies each November. Today, I want to share a story about one of our clients who shared a family keepsake that became an important historical find. Our expert in all things military is Tim Stewart – History Teacher and Archivist for the Toronto Scottish Regiment. Tim wrote this story for the Toronto … [Read more...]