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Monthly Archives: November 2013

November is Radon Action Month

November is Radon Action Month

The Lung Association of Ontario and Health Canada are sponsoring Canada’s first National Radon Action Month this November, calling radon the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The Lung Association urges Canadians to take action “to protect their health and the health of their families.” Why November, and what can you do? According to… Continue Reading

Surge in condo starts in October reflects record sales in 2011: CMHC

Surge in condo starts in October reflects record sales in 2011: CMHC

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports that housing starts across Canada rose  in October and September. More condos were built than single-family dwellings. The overall numbers for those two months were revised upwards. Some strengthening in the numbers had been expected for the second half of 2013, according to CMHC economist Mathieu LaBerge, as the… Continue Reading

UofT’s GRIT Lab recognized for its groundbreaking green roof research

UofT’s GRIT Lab recognized for its groundbreaking green roof research

Research being carried out at the University of Toronto’s school of architecture will almost certainly become standard reference material for future builders of green roofs, especially in northern climes. The research, which is studying in unprecedented detail the way plants behave in the relatively harsh micro-climate of a Toronto rooftop, has now been recognized by… Continue Reading

Holiday design tips from Nate Berkus

Holiday design tips from Nate Berkus

This holiday season, interior designer and author Nate Berkus, who just happens to have a completely chic line of housewares exclusively sold at Target, shared with us his top picks to make your holiday entertaining, decorating and gift giving a breeze. “For me, holiday decorating means amping up the shine,” shared Nate.  “Add plenty of… Continue Reading

Book on Toronto real estate given award

Book on Toronto real estate given award

People often ask whether investing in real estate is a wise thing to do. The short answer to that question could be: Donald Trump. With one of the most recognizable names in the world today, Trump heads the Trump Organization. This organization modestly calls itself “the world’s only global luxury real estate super-brand,” and claims… 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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