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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Is this the answer to Ontario’s wind power problem?

We humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for centuries, powering sailing ships, turning mill wheels, and nowadays generating electricity. Despite the relatively benign technology involved, however, wind energy has opponents. Some people claim the “noise” of the turning turbine blades gives them headaches and nausea, among other ill effects. So it could… Continue Reading

Are you ready for Happy Modern?

Are you ready for Happy Modern?

Timothy Sue removable wallpaper; Coconino Red Sun. Wallpaper is one way to create a Happy Modern look in your home. It’s a style that emphasizes colour, whimsy and a sense of fun. Take the somewhat austere, pared down, sleek look of the modern style, with its uncluttered, unornamented, rather drab-hued look, and its penchant for open… Continue Reading

Canadian investors still # 1, but interest in US real estate cools as prices rise

Canadian investors still # 1, but interest in US real estate cools as prices rise

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner bought this Silicon Valley “home” for $100 million. It was later appraised at half that value. Canadians don’t make the headlines, but buy more US real estate than any other foreign group. Canada may be making a poor showing at the London Olympics, but there’s one international activity where we are… Continue Reading

Tridel–school board partnership a model for solving overcrowding problems?

Tridel–school board partnership a model for solving overcrowding problems?

New North Toronto Collegiate with its LEED certified green roof and full playing field were built by Tridel in a deal with the school board that gave the developer land for its twin condo towers, The Republic, flanking the school. Could more arrangements like this help solve school overcrowding in the city? As reported by CBC… Continue Reading

Before you wash lettuce in the kitchen sink (not recommended), sanitize.

Before you wash lettuce in the kitchen sink (not recommended), sanitize.

Cristadur granite sink, single bowl with drainer board, Sink has antibacterial protection built in, as well as non-porous surface that won’t trap bacteria. Control the microbes in your kitchen sink Unexpectedly, the kitchen can be one of the dirtiest places in the home—and according to a WebMD study, areas in the kitchen sink that trap… Continue Reading

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Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies suggest 18-34 year olds prefer condo and apartment living for walkability, short commutes and access to amenities — and not because of affordability. Many would choose an even smaller condo, with a higher price-per-square foot, just to have ready access to subway. [1] Access to transit was the number one factor, despite price. Lower…

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…

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