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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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