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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Home ownership remains a struggle for younger Canadians

Home ownership remains a struggle for younger Canadians

We know a lot about the millennials, also known as Generation Y. They are much studied, for they have (potential) clout in the marketplace. Numbering about ten million in Canada, this cohort of 19–29-year-olds represents enormous opportunities for marketers. We know, from various studies of millennials, including a Royal LePage survey conducted last spring, that… Continue Reading

Recycling as urban mining: Toronto facility is largest in North America

Recycling as urban mining: Toronto facility is largest in North America

How is recycling like baseball? They both spawn more statistics than a roomful of actuaries. Americans use and mostly throw away 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour. Every year, nearly 900,000,000 trees are cut down for the pulp and paper industry in America. More than 1.1 million cell phones were recovered in Canada in 2012. North… 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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