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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Consumer portal a great source for info, advice, rights

Consumer portal a great source for info, advice, rights

Auto shops have a bad reputation for ripping off consumers, especially women. Get good information about how to find an honest shop and what to do if you think you’ve been cheated at www.consumerinformation.ca Most Canadians are familiar with the term “robocalls” and many have probably experienced them. They’re annoying, but perfectly legal. Just really… Continue Reading

Green Toronto Awards finalists announced

Green Toronto Awards finalists announced

Green Toronto Awards will be given at the Green Living Show.  The finalists for the 2012 Green Toronto Awards have been announced. The city’s environmental awards recognize individuals and organizations in Toronto that contribute to a greener, cleaner city. The awards come with a $5,000 cash prize. Winners will be announced at a Green Toronto… Continue Reading

Tridel "raising the bar" for condo construction

Tridel "raising the bar" for condo construction

Rêve condominium from Tridel is an example of “intelligent building” and is changing the way condominiums are built. Tridel’s Rêve condominium development at Front and Bathurst is the home of the Eco Suite, a state-of-the-art, high-tech penthouse condominium equipped with every imaginable “smart” and “green” living system, from its own solar-powered hot water heater to the… Continue Reading

Could you live in San Francisco’s smallest legal living space, 160 square feet?

The small house movement has its roots in the environmental movement. One group, the Small House Society, promotes small housing as an economical as well as ecologically sound choice. Sustainability in housing begins with minimizing the house’s footprint and having the smallest possible impact on the environment. You can “build a house for 20 grand”… Continue Reading

Designer tips on floor/furniture colours

Designer tips on floor/furniture colours

The Torlys Hardwood floor in Artisan Designer, Classic Ash Bourbon offers wide planks and bevelled edges reflecting a softly aged character.  How to choose hardwood colour to match furniture “You don’t have to match your floor with the colour of your wood furniture, says Cheryl Grant, an interior design and consumer trend consultant. “Matching your… Continue Reading

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Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living may seem like an impossible task in a condo with limited space. In an ideal world, you would be living in a new or recently upgraded condo, complete with energy-efficient appliances, LED light bulbs, solar panels, and more. For the rest of us in condos, replacing appliances and adding solar panels may be out…

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Reader Question I’m worried because I have a ball python and my neighbour found out and I know she’s not happy. She said she was going to complain to management. I tried not to let anyone know because I know how people think about my pet. People who don’t have snakes don’t understand how great…

Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

By Sassa Brown — Extravagant chef’s kitchens are not necessary in pulling off spectacular meals that will amaze your family and friends. In fact, you can create delicious, mouth-watering dishes from the comfort of your own home, even if that home is a small condo with less than 800 square feet of total space. How…

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