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Monthly Archives: June 2013

If it’s good enough for the Mona Lisa . . . Louvre converts to LED

If it’s good enough for the Mona Lisa . . . Louvre converts to LED

In what could be a marketing coup with enormous potential, Toshiba Corp revealed that the world’s most famous painting is now lit by Toshiba LED lighting. The enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa can now be admired and pondered by visitors to the famous Louvre museum of Paris under the newly installed LED lighting. Watch… Continue Reading

Builders, Metrolinx at odds over development charges

Builders, Metrolinx at odds over development charges

Ontario’s Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) does not want new home buyers saddled with extra costs to pay for transit in the GTA. That is what would happen if Metrolinx’s proposed increase in development charges were to be implemented, according to BILD. Bryan Stuckey, president and CEO of BILD, said that the Metrolinx… Continue Reading

Tridel and partner Hines unveil Aqualina condos at Bayside

Tridel and partner Hines unveil Aqualina condos at Bayside

An exciting new development that will transform a huge swath of waterfront in Toronto pairs condominium developer Tridel with the international real estate firm Hines. An entire new neighbourhood called Bayside is to be created on the waterfront, just east of the downtown core, and the stunning new Tridel condominium Aqualina is the first residential… Continue Reading

Dwindling number of acceptable addresses in Richmond Hill as 4 is banned

Dwindling number of acceptable addresses in Richmond Hill as 4 is banned

Call it superstition or call it traditional wisdom, the Chinese, like many other cultures around the world, have certain strongly held cultural beliefs that might look odd to outsiders. Best known of the Chinese traditional belief systems is feng shui, which many Westerners now dabble in. But numbers have particular importance for many Chinese as… 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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