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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Designer’s tour of brand new West Village suites from Tridel

Designer’s tour of brand new West Village suites from Tridel

Is housing in Toronto affordable? It is if you know where to look. With suites, including a parking space, priced from $290,000, Tridel’s new West Village Tower 1 in Etobicoke is proof that homes are still affordable, even in great areas like this. Does affordable mean you have to sacrifice quality or do without the extras?… Continue Reading

Wood promoters welcome new report on fire outcomes

Wood promoters welcome new report on fire outcomes

There is a growing interest among wood producers, forestry professionals as well as some architects and academics, in using wood as a primary material in the construction of taller buildings. Wood is a sustainable building material with less impact on climate and environment than concrete and steel, they argue. But wood suffers from what its… Continue Reading

Condo sub-metering doesn’t necessarily mean lower hydro bills

Condo sub-metering doesn’t necessarily mean lower hydro bills

The Ombudsman for Ontario is sick and tired of Hydro One’s “egregious errors” and high-handed ways when dealing with customers, which he calls “alarming.” Andre Marin held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that he is launching an investigation of Hydro One’s billing practices. He said that complaints from the public to his office… Continue Reading

Tridel’s commercial condos nearing completion, few remaining

Tridel’s commercial condos nearing completion, few remaining

If commercial condominiums did not yet exist, someone would have to invent them. The commercial condominium is possibly the perfect solution for the small business owner, particularly professionals such as lawyers, accountants, doctors and dentists. The nearly complete, nearly sold-out Hullmark Corporate Centre at Yonge and Sheppard is proving that Toronto gets commercial condos. The… Continue Reading

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Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies suggest 18-34 year olds prefer condo and apartment living for walkability, short commutes and access to amenities — and not because of affordability. Many would choose an even smaller condo, with a higher price-per-square foot, just to have ready access to subway. [1] Access to transit was the number one factor, despite price. Lower…

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living may seem like an impossible task in a condo with limited space. In an ideal world, you would be living in a new or recently upgraded condo, complete with energy-efficient appliances, LED light bulbs, solar panels, and more. For the rest of us in condos, replacing appliances and adding solar panels may be out…

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Reader Question I’m worried because I have a ball python and my neighbour found out and I know she’s not happy. She said she was going to complain to management. I tried not to let anyone know because I know how people think about my pet. People who don’t have snakes don’t understand how great…

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