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Monthly Archives: March 2013

They’re at it again: BMO offers cut-rate mortgage, Flaherty says whoa

It happens every spring. In March 2012, after a disappointing third quarter balance sheet, the Bank of Montreal introduced, for the second time in three months, a 5-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.99 per cent, raising once again the possibility of a price war among the banks. While there was no all-out war, the other banks soon followed suit and briefly offered a range of competing mortgage products, all of which were pulled soon after. Now in March 2013, they’re doing it again. Today, BMO, with the catchy slogan “Go fixed, go five,” has brought back the five-year fixed-rate mortgage with a rate of 2.99 per cent. It’s not actually ... Read More »

Suite availability updates from Tridel

Suites at Tridel’s One Old Mill are selling out quickly. The building, now under construction on Bloor Street West at Old Mill Road in the west end, is a luxury community situated in one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. The latest suites to sell out are the two-bedroom with den (2P1+D) and the two-bedroom with terrace and family room (2VT+F) in the Signature Collection. Suites boast spacious, open-concept living areas, luxurious kitchens with ample countertops of granite or quartz, master bedrooms with large windows, and exquisitely appointed bathrooms. Go here for more detail about the features and finishes at One Old Mill. Toronto Region Builder Award: Leo DelZotto, president of Tridel ... Read More »

On green roofs and bio-architecture: spring is nearly here!

It’s true it’s only the first day of March, but March is the month when spring begins, the month of St. Patrick’s Day, the month when daylight savings begins again, so that’s more than enough reasons to start thinking about gardens and all things green, including roofs and bio-architecture. Though it may not look it at the rump end of winter, Toronto is a pretty green city. We have hundreds of parks, millions of trees and the honour of having been the first city in North America to pass a bylaw that required new buildings to have green roofs. That bylaw, enacted in 2009, applies to all new residential, commercial ... Read More »

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