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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Design awards for Tridel Store, 101 Erskine presentation centre

Design awards for Tridel Store, 101 Erskine presentation centre

A couple of Tridel projects currently underway in Toronto have been recognized for their design excellence by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). The awards were presented at a gala dinner held at the Royal York Hotel. Awards of Merit were given to the designers at UNION31 for their work on The… Continue Reading

Waterfront Toronto: all is good for Pan Am and other projects

Waterfront Toronto: all is good for Pan Am and other projects

No doubt there’s political motivation behind the recent embarrassing of the government at Queen’s Park over alleged improper expense claims by executives of the Pan American Games. Premier Wynne seemed to be genuinely angry when she told reporters that some expenses reported by the Toronto Sun were “unacceptable” and “ridiculous.” She vowed to get to… Continue Reading

Commercial, retail, resort: varied styles of condo ownership

Commercial, retail, resort: varied styles of condo ownership

For some business owners, owning the space they operate in could make more sense than leasing existing premises or building their own. For these businesses—a doctor’s practice, an architectural firm, a small law office, a self-employed accountant—the condominium option might work better. Instead of paying rent, the business owner pays a mortgage, just as a… Continue Reading

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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…

RECO announces new education provider for Ontario realtors

RECO announces new education provider for Ontario realtors

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has announced the winner of its RFP for a new Registration Education provider. The regulatory body will inaugurate its new program for salespersons beginning in 2020, ending its long-standing relationship with the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) which has provided the service through its Real Estate College for…

Real estate commissions discussion gets nasty with attacks on agents’ integrity, ethics

Real estate commissions discussion gets nasty with attacks on agents’ integrity, ethics

Many real estate companies offering consumers alternative ways to buy and sell residential real estate have sprung up in recent years. Most take aim at the traditional commission-based model, promising to cut or eliminate it altogether, using some form of fee-based model instead. One example promises that you can sell your home, if it sells…

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