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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Environment group paints brighter picture of Ontario’s electricity costs

Environment group paints brighter picture of Ontario’s electricity costs

Does anything make people madder in Ontario than their electricity bill? Every time consumers around the province open their latest hydro bill, curses, deprecations and expressions of disbelief and dismay are uttered, usually directed in equal parts against the government and the electric company. There is probably no other issue that generates, so to speak,… Continue Reading

Construction industry feeling “very bullish” for 2014: OCS

Construction industry feeling “very bullish” for 2014: OCS

The outlook for Ontario’s construction industry in 2014 is “very bullish,” with more contractors expecting to do more work this year than last year. The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) just released its annual survey of industrial, commercial and institutional construction contractors and the optimism in the industry is “above average,” the highest it has been… Continue Reading

No bubble here and government should butt out: report

No bubble here and government should butt out: report

We have all seen the media reports warning that real estate in Canada is overvalued. A Toronto economist and real estate analyst questions the data used by various agencies, which include the prestigious Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in calculating that presumed over-valuation. He concludes that both the data and the analysis of… Continue Reading

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What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

  We’ve all been waiting for that first big, warm weekend of the year — Victorial Day. Schools are closed, and many people have extra time off work, and we’re primed and ready to go after all the rain and cool weather this spring. With summer beginning, and a long, celebratory weekend ahead, it is the…

Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

The impact of the Ontario Government “Fair Housing” rules is starting to be felt, manifesting in the move of some sellers to list their properties – likely to “beat” the  anticipated moderation of prices. Based on Vancouver’s experience with similar rules, economists aren’t expecting a major cool down, and almost certainly a short one.  …

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

If you have any experience living in condos and apartments, then you know that living in such close proximity to your neighbours means getting to know them on a really personal level, whether you like it or not. You see and hear far more than you anticipated, from rambunctious children and barking dogs to midnight…

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