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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Toronto housing starts rebound in February after low January

Toronto housing starts rebound in February after low January

The number of housing starts rose significantly in Canada in February, recovering from low levels of activity in January, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) figures show. Most of the gains were in urban multi-family units, which saw a 27.7 per cent increase nationally. Single urban housing starts also rose 6.1 per cent. The seasonally… Continue Reading

MGM gives peak at their Exhibition Place casino plans

MGM gives peak at their Exhibition Place casino plans

Torontonians can get a (slightly) better idea of what a proposed  Toronto casino might look like now that MGM Resorts International and Cadillac Fairview Corporation have released renderings of the “integrated resort” they have conceptualized at Exhibition Place. Today’s release speaks with enthusiasm of “dramatic enhancements” to the park’s green space, respect for heritage buildings… Continue Reading

International Women’s Day takes aim at violence against women

International Women’s Day takes aim at violence against women

This Friday is International Women’s Day. It is the 103rd anniversary of the event, which has its roots in the labour and socialist movements of the early twentieth century. The Socialist Party of America organized the first National Women’s Day in 1909, and the following year, in Copenhagen, an International Conference of Working Women was… Continue Reading

Resale housing market off in February, prices up slightly

Resale housing market off in February, prices up slightly

The Toronto resale  housing market performed more or less as expected in February. That is to say, it was down compared to February 2012, though the numbers from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) do not give a month-over-month comparison with January. That will come later when the Canadian Real Estate Association releases its own… Continue Reading

City says condo owners’ concerns will be addressed in planning

City says condo owners’ concerns will be addressed in planning

Complaints about traffic, shoddy construction, poor soundproofing, the size of the gym, the lack of public space and amenities inside buildings, lack of green space outside, and the absence of quality retail at street level: all of these legitimate concerns were raised by residents of some of Toronto’s many condominiums at a series of city-sponsored… Continue Reading

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Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for young children and pets if condo owners display seasonal Easter lilies and other flowers. Also topping the list of easter cautions for pets in particular: ham is dangerous for cats and dogs and can cause pancreatitis tasty packaging: good foods with tasty smells can be ingested by pets, leading to choking…

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

As expected, Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced that pending Ontario government intervention will target speculators — an attempt to help ordinary buyers and sellers. He emphasized that the Ontario government would not be targeting real estate agents who facilitate bids. In his remarks to journalists at Queen’s Park, he compared speculators to “scalpers” who grab…

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…

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