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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Infrastructure, power projects driving resurgence in global construction industry

Infrastructure, power projects driving resurgence in global construction industry

Optimism prevails in the global construction industry, which finds itself in better shape today than it was four or five years ago, when the world entered a period of economic uncertainty. Based on rising backlogs and healthy margins, a majority of the world’s construction companies say they have seen an upward trend since 2010. However,… Continue Reading

Green bonds could help fund GTA transit growth

Green bonds could help fund GTA transit growth

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that her government will issue the first green bonds in Canada for the purpose of funding public transit. This is the first new transit-specific fund-raising method proposed by Wynne, and it’s also the first that would be entirely voluntary. Other proposed funding tools would involve taxes and levies of… Continue Reading

Small-space appliances

Small-space appliances

[highlight]Discover the latest appliances, perfect for a small kitchen space, in this article brought to you by Whirlpool.[/highlight] Looking to maximize your space? Condo and apartment dwellers can rejoice — sleek innovations in refrigerators, cooktops, wall ovens, hoods and laundry appliances offer ample features without sacrificing style or square-footage. Here are the latest products perfect… Continue Reading

Home buyers want good personal service, despite real estate’s tech advances

Home buyers want good personal service, despite real estate’s tech advances

In just one short decade, the way people buy and sell homes has changed dramatically, thanks to rapidly evolving technology. It might be safe to say that we have seen more behaviour-changing technologies in the past ten years than in the entire previous century. But in spite of all the technological changes, people still want… Continue Reading

If you can’t close, assign

If you can’t close, assign

What if you bought a pre-construction condo three years ago, and since then you’ve been transferred to another city by your employer, or you’ve lost your job, or you’ve just changed your mind about living there? The building is nearing completion, you’ve been given a firm date to move in to begin the interim occupancy… Continue Reading

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Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Size is relative. An object that is small to you may be quite large to another person, and vice versa. The same holds true for nearly everything. A relatively small space that leaves one person feeling claustrophobic can — with a little planning and some modular furniture (see videos below) —  be considered spacious and…

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

Ontario has recently introduced legislation geared toward homebuyers and seniors. If the legislation passes, it should make housing much more affordable — although the intended result isn’t always the same as the final outcome in a real market.     Aside from the 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (previously reported>>) for non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents, and non-Canadian…

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

In an effort to improve livability in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, while protecting the environment, Ontario has passed updated land use plans intended to encourage sustainable communities. The plans were released on May 18, 2017 after two years of review.     These include updates to the Greenbelt Plan, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden…

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