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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

Other Popular Stories

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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