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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ontarians to have greater access to alcohol under new grocery store plan

Ontarians to have greater access to alcohol under new grocery store plan

It’s been a long time coming, and it certainly won’t satisfy everybody, but Ontario’s finance minister, Dwight Duncan, announced today (New Year’s Eve, let us remember) that residents of this province will be able to buy beer and liquor at some grocery stores next year. Not every grocery store, and certainly not in corner convenience… Continue Reading

Family gets big Christmas gift from BILD and the Toronto Star

Family gets big Christmas gift from BILD and the Toronto Star

The Fergusons with two-year-old Nicholas, who has autism. Their story about what $35,000 would mean to them was good enough to win the Toronto Star-sponsored contest and they picked up their cheque today. Here’s a heartwarming story just in time for Christmas. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Toronto Star created… Continue Reading

Does your condo gym measure up? Personal trainer’s list of must-have fitness equipment

Does your condo gym measure up? Personal trainer’s list of must-have fitness equipment

The fitness centre at James Cooper Mansion from Tridel. Personal trainer Mike Tangreda lists equipment a well-equipped condo gym should have. How fit is your condo’s gym? Mike Tangreda With many Canadians opting for the convenience and luxury that the condominium lifestyle offers, health-conscious purchasers often take a close look at the condo’s gym facility.… Continue Reading

Emerald is the colour for 2013

Emerald is the colour for 2013

They take their colour seriously at Pantone. Colour has been their business for more than half a century. For the past dozen of those years, Pantone has declared a “colour of the year” and for 2013 that colour is Pantone 17-5641 Emerald. It is, say its creators, a “vivid, verdant green [that] enhances our sense… Continue Reading

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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…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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