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First sustainability standard for home washing machines

First sustainability standard for home washing machines

[highlight]Standard will help consumers, manufacturers identify environmentally responsible home clothes washers[/highlight] The main industry group representing appliance manufacturers in the US and Canada, together with a pair of advocacy groups for sustainability, has announced the first sustainability standard for clothes washing machines. The new standard from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group,… Continue Reading

National home sales rose 0.6 per cent in April: CREA

National home sales rose 0.6 per cent in April: CREA

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reports once again that Canada’s housing market remains stable and balanced. Home sales across the country were up slightly in the month of April on a month-over-month basis. Compared to March, there were 0.6 per cent more sales nationwide; compared to April 2012, however, there were 3.1 per cent… Continue Reading

Big brand names to gather at Toronto packaging summit

Big brand names to gather at Toronto packaging summit

[highlight]Coca Cola, Nestle, Walmart, Unilever among heavy hitters to discuss sustainability in packaging[/highlight] The global packaging industry for consumer products is worth anywhere from $400 to $500 billion, according to an Ernst and Young study of the subject. Almost 70 per cent of that packaging is for food and beverages. It’s a vast, wasteful industry,… Continue Reading

Tridel gives $3 million to George Brown fundraising campaign

Tridel gives $3 million to George Brown fundraising campaign

George Brown College announced on Friday that its long-time supporter and partner Tridel Corporation has pledged a gift of $3 million to the college’s Success at Work fundraising campaign. It is one of the most generous gifts ever made to the college. To recognize the importance of the donation, the college will name its construction… Continue Reading

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Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Reader Question: “I believe my neighbour is renting out with Airbnb. I see people I don’t know coming and going, making lots of noise. I also don’t feel safe in this environment. What can I do about this? So far, complaining to management hasn’t helped.” Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out…

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

In another of several announcements promising action on the Ontario housing market — this one promising “in the coming week” — Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa revealed more details of the pending plan to rein in speculative market pricing in the GTA area. A combination of low supply and excessive demand has thrust house pricing…

A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

Condo.ca’s editorial and design team quietly worked on an evolved platform for Condo.ca — the second in its long history as “Canada’s Condominium Magazine” — working to a mission of making the online magazine easier to navigate, search and read. With thousands of stories published — still freely available in our archive — Condo.ca’s team also wanted…

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