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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Is Bitcoin finished?

Is Bitcoin finished?

It’s not easy to get a handle on Bitcoin—what it is, where it comes from, who uses it, how much it’s worth—but the news that “Mt. Gox,” the world’s biggest Bitcoin exchange, has collapsed and may have lost as much as half a billion dollars makes it worth taking a closer look. The owner of… Continue Reading

Tridel Gold Award Winner at 2014 Connected World

Tridel Gold Award Winner at 2014 Connected World

  Awarded for Use of Clear Blue Technologies’ Solar and Wind Streetlights at Bayside Toronto Development Toronto, ON. February 27, 2014—  Tridel, Canada’s leading condominium developer, was honoured with a Gold Award in the Energy category of the 2014 Connected World magazine Connected World Awards. The award was given for an installation of solar and wind-powered… Continue Reading

Smart cities guru to speak at Toronto renewable energy show

Smart cities guru to speak at Toronto renewable energy show

Toronto will be the centre of the renewable energy universe for a couple of days in April when the All-Energy 2014 conference comes to town. The “multi-stream” event, a one-stop shop for buyers and sellers in the global renewable energy market, will bring together exhibitors and speakers from all sectors of the industry. With its… Continue Reading

More foreign visitors discovering Toronto says tourism group

More foreign visitors discovering Toronto says tourism group

What would entice a Berliner, Londoner, New Yorker or Shanghai resident to come to Toronto? That has been the challenge facing Tourism Toronto, and it seems they must be onto something. In 2011, 9.8 million people visited Toronto and stayed overnight—overnighters are the ones that matter, the “high-value” tourists, because they tend to stay in… Continue Reading

Alexandra Park revitalization now underway; SQ condos coming soon

Alexandra Park revitalization now underway; SQ condos coming soon

A major neighbourhood revitalization project that could take up to fifteen years to complete is now officially underway. Demolition has begun at Alexandra Park, a 1960s-era housing development between Queen and Dundas streets, west of Spadina. When work is complete, the neighbourhood will have been completely redesigned, with existing housing replaced by new townhouses, apartments… Continue Reading

Housing affordability improved slightly in Q4 2013: RBC

Housing affordability improved slightly in Q4 2013: RBC

Housing affordability in Canada improved a little in the final months of 2013 according to RBC’s Housing Trends and Affordability February 2014. The RBC research report says that household incomes generally outpaced the rise in mortgage carrying costs, meaning that buyers needed to allocate “slightly” less of their income to the costs of buying and owning… Continue Reading

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Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

For Toronto- or Vancouver-based home-owners “Goldilocks” may seem like a dream in the face of double digit increases in home values. Even with the recent increase in listings, and the multi-point plan by Government to cool markets, the bargains are not to be found in resale homes and condos. Goldilocks market seems like a far-off…

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

By Sassa Brown I was a Boomerang kid. I didn’t want to be. I had to be. This is my story. But first, let me explain that your kids know you are anxious to settle down and relax. They want you to enjoy yourselves in peace and quiet, with the knowledge that they raised good, well-adjusted children….

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

According to a recent report by the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis, approximately 70% of Ontario’s residents are unable to find housing that adequately meets the needs of their household.     While many residents are unable to find houses that are big enough, others are finding it difficult to locate houses that are small…

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