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Toronto snubbed again in world’s top restaurant survey

Toronto snubbed again in world’s top restaurant survey

Once again, Canada’s restaurants have been shut out of the prestigious San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna judging of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Not a single Canadian eatery made the list, which saw the number 1 restaurant in the world, a Copenhagen joint called Noma, give up its three-year-running title to an upstart from Spain,… Continue Reading

The bees need our help

The bees need our help

We couldn’t live without bees. The world’s most famous scientist, Albert Einstein, is reported to have said that human life on the planet would last just four years if all the bees disappeared. That’s a serious dependency. But populations of bees all over the world have been declining. Worse, scientists aren’t sure why. One thing… Continue Reading

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Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Home starts in Toronto at 253,720, highest level since September 2007

Against projections of 215,000 housing starts in Canada, the actual rate for March 2017 landed at 253,720 (seasonally adjusted.) This is considerably up from projected numbers, and significantly up from 214,253 in February, as reported by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation CCMHC).[1] Previous years seasonally adjusted annual rates were 197,915 for 2016 and 195,535 for 2015….

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

Bank is betting that Canadians are ready for a fully digital mortgage experience

The president and CEO of Alterna Bank said recently, on the launch of the bank’s end-to-end digital mortgage, that the process of applying for a traditional mortgage puts buyers “through the wringer.” In the time it takes to get a mortgage in the old, non-digital way, a buyer could lose out on three or four…

Calls for policy change as Toronto real estate market soars in March

Calls for policy change as Toronto real estate market soars in March

Looking at March resale numbers for detached homes in the GTA one might be left with the impression that the market is in pretty good shape. A total of 5,887 single detached homes were resold, representing an increase of almost 20 per cent year over year. Other than in the condo resale market, where the…

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