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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Electric cement could change winter forever

Electric cement could change winter forever

We could be one step closer to a winter of snow-free sidewalks, roads, airport runways, bridges, and a whole lot more, thanks to some exciting work being done by nanofibre researchers at a Spanish university. They have created a cement that conducts electricity, a breakthrough that opens up a whole range of possible new applications… Continue Reading

Free iPhone app for realtors helps manage leads, track existing clients

Free iPhone app for realtors helps manage leads, track existing clients

Realtors know that proactively managing your clients is important to stay ahead in today’s business world. To be at the top of the pack in the industry you must have a good relationship with your current and potential clients. This way of thinking is what sparked Queens and Western University students, Justin Ritchie and Peter… Continue Reading

BMW unveils electric car for tomorrow in New York City

BMW unveils electric car for tomorrow in New York City

Calling it an “automobile for tomorrow” and the beginning of a new era of sustainable mobility, BMW unveiled its all-new, lightweight, four-seat, all-electric car, the i3, a car that “opens a new chapter” of design language, tailor-made for electric vehicles. The chairman of BMW, Dr. Norbert Reitholer, waxed rhapsodic in introducing the car to his… Continue Reading

Exciting new photos and renderings for Aqualina at Bayside from Tridel

Exciting new photos and renderings for Aqualina at Bayside from Tridel

It isn’t every day that a condominium developer gets the opportunity to create the flagship building in an entirely new, fully planned, technologically advanced neighbourhood, minutes from downtown Toronto, and on the waterfront to boot. That exceptionally rare situation, however, presented itself to Tridel, and Toronto’s best-known condo builders have risen to the occasion by… Continue Reading

Real estate dominates M&A activity in second quarter: PwC

Real estate dominates M&A activity in second quarter: PwC

Real estate was the top “target industry” by volume in second quarter M&A (mergers and acquisitions) activity in Canada, says PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). There were 84 transactions involving real estate, accounting for just over one-fifth of all deals by value (21.2 per cent). In total, there were 627 M&A deals in all sectors, worth $38.9 billion.… Continue Reading

C.D. Howe paper urges policy changes to deal with aging workforce

C.D. Howe paper urges policy changes to deal with aging workforce

We don’t usually think of the C. D. Howe Institute as a “feel good” sort of place, even though the Toronto think tank, named after a long-serving Liberal cabinet minister, is officially about improving the standard of living of Canadians. But the sober-minded institute released a new discussion paper today with the intriguing title: Canada’s… Continue Reading

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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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