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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Billionaires enjoy luxury, low taxes in London’s super-exclusive One Hyde Park

Billionaires enjoy luxury, low taxes in London’s super-exclusive One Hyde Park

The treetops of Hyde Park from a penthouse at One Hyde Park, the world’s most expensive residential building.  A story in the English paper, the Daily Mail, has photos of a luxury eighth-floor penthouse apartment (condo) at the super-prestige One Hyde Park address in London’s Knightsbridge district. One Hyde Park, says the Mail, is “the… Continue Reading

Bank’s tips for refinancing a mortgage

Bank’s tips for refinancing a mortgage

BMO’s Financial Tip of the Week: Review All of Your Mortgage Refinancing Options Choosing the right mortgage to fit your specific needs and situation is a critical part of homeownership. There are many things to consider when your mortgage comes up for renewal and it is important to review all of your refinancing options to… Continue Reading

Proliferation of condos downtown could drive next commercial real estate boom

Proliferation of condos downtown could drive next commercial real estate boom

Ten York from Tridel, coming this year, downtown. It seems hard to reconcile modest optimism about something with the idea of an impending onslaught, but that’s what we’re faced with today. On the one hand, a report on commercial real estate in Canada put out by the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac) says that… Continue Reading

Don’t forget mother-in-law this Sunday

Don’t forget mother-in-law this Sunday

Sunday is Mothers’ Day. Many will be making last-minute visits to the local mall to find the flowers, candy, gift basket or plant that will brighten the day for mom. Contributor Susan Ebacher has some tips for that other mother in many people’s lives—the mother-in-law.   Three Tips for Choosing the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift… Continue Reading

Neighbourly encounters of the unreasonable kind

Neighbourly encounters of the unreasonable kind

    Putting up with the necessary and silencing the inappropriate noise: one of the challenges of living in close quarters with a lot of other people. Many disputes arise between neighbours, wherever they live, and some of them are legitimate: you don’t take somebody else’s parking spot; you don’t cut down a neighbour’s tree;… Continue Reading

This couple drove 2,616 Km on a tank of gas. And how is your mileage?

This couple drove 2,616 Km on a tank of gas. And how is your mileage?

This 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE TDI Clean Diesel vehicle achieved record-breaking fuel efficiency of 35.735 Km/L in the expert hands of the “world’s most fuel-efficient couple,” who have broken more than 90 world records for fuel efficiency over the past 30 years.  We’ve all heard the experts tell us that we can improve our cars’… Continue Reading

Above average Toronto housing starts in April: CMHC

Above average Toronto housing starts in April: CMHC

Construction at Tridel’s 300 Front Street West. Occupancy is set for mid-2013. New home construction in Toronto was higher than average in April, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s latest numbers. Housing starts increased by 19 per cent, to 69,500 units last month. The steep acceleration of building activity caused starts to “strongly deviate”… Continue Reading

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