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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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Ask the Lawyer: Richard Hoffman replies to a reader concerned over a fire caused by a resident with dementia

Ask the Lawyer: Richard Hoffman replies to a reader concerned over a fire caused by a resident with dementia

By popular demand, Condo.ca, Canada’s Condominium Magazine, is pleased to bring back “Ask the Lawyer.” We invite readers to submit their condo related questions to Richard Hoffman, a lawyer with DelZotto, Zorzi LLP, practicing in the area of condominium law. Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out to us through our contact…

Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Against projections of 215,000 housing starts in Canada, the actual rate for March 2017 landed at 253,720 (seasonally adjusted.) This is considerably up from projected numbers, and significantly up from 214,253 in February, as reported by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CCMHC).[1] Previous years seasonally adjusted annual rates were 197,915 for 2016 and 195,535 for 2015….

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

The president and CEO of Alterna Bank said recently, on the launch of the bank’s end-to-end digital mortgage, that the process of applying for a traditional mortgage puts buyers “through the wringer.” In the time it takes to get a mortgage in the old, non-digital way, a buyer could lose out on three or four…

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