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Monthly Archives: August 2012

ING brand will not disappear in takeover by Scotiabank

ING brand will not disappear in takeover by Scotiabank

Since 1997, ING Direct’s message to Canadians has been simple, consistent and fittingly direct: “Save your money.” It’s a message that obviously resonated with Canadian consumers: ING grew to be Canada’s eighth largest bank, with $40 billion in assets, in just fifteen years. Now, with the news that Canada’s third largest bank, Scotiabank, is taking… Continue Reading

New award for Toronto’s Sugar Beach

New award for Toronto’s Sugar Beach

Toronto’s urban beach wins American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, 2012.  Sugar Beach, that quirky little spot with the pink umbrellas just east of the Redpath sugar mill on Queen’s Quay, has picked up another international design award, this one from the American Society of  Landscape Architects (ASLA). The beach won an Honor Award… Continue Reading

New award for Toronto’s Sugar Beach

New award for Toronto’s Sugar Beach

Toronto’s urban beach wins American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, 2012.  Sugar Beach, that quirky little spot with the pink umbrellas just east of the Redpath sugar mill on Queen’s Quay, has picked up another international design award, this one from the American Society of  Landscape Architects (ASLA). The beach won an Honor Award… Continue Reading

Toronto’s Kobo e-reader takes the independent route in US market

Toronto’s Kobo e-reader takes the independent route in US market

Kobo to become the US independent booksellers’ e-reader of choice. One thing is certain: E-books continue to make gains in market share. According to the Association of American Publishers, sales of e-books more than doubled from 2010 to 2011, accounting for about 15 per cent of sales. E-books now bring in more revenue than hardcover… Continue Reading

TREB files court challenge to Competition Bureau

TREB files court challenge to Competition Bureau

Canadian home searchers online have less access to data about properties for sale than US counterparts.  The Toronto Real Estate Board’s long-running battle with the federal Competition Bureau has taken a new turn as TREB filed a court challenge that could forestall a hearing that was scheduled to take place before the competition tribunal in… Continue Reading

Parents can prevent cyberbullying by monitoring kids’ online activities

Survey by McAfee found that fully one-quarter of teens admitted to posting “mean” comments on social media. Before school begins next week, parents should sit down and talk to their kids about that one big topic that is so difficult to discuss: cyberbullying. The Mayo Clinic says you can’t know what your child is experiencing… Continue Reading

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Living happily ever after in a condo: Top 5 “Happiness Factors” to consider before buying a condo; it’s not what you think

Living happily ever after in a condo: Top 5 “Happiness Factors” to consider before buying a condo; it’s not what you think

The condominium market is increasingly the go-to choice for urban dwellers, with the price of detached houses now out of reach for many. Condo living have distinct advantages in this hot market. It also has its own unique issues, starting with how to find a reputable builder/developer management company — and the 4 other “Happiness…

Social housing crisis — With a wait list of 181,000, what help is in sight for the proposed shut down of 1000 TCHC units?

Social housing crisis — With a wait list of 181,000, what help is in sight for the proposed shut down of 1000 TCHC units?

The pending Rental Fairness Act attempts to protect the 1.2 million rental householders in Ontario. But there are 181,000 people on the social housing waiting lists in Toronto alone that apparently have no relief in sight — with Toronto’s plan to shut down another 1000 units. The Ontario government may not be directly responsible for…

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

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