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Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Alter Condos coming to Church Street: registration now open

New Alter Condos coming to Church Street: registration now open

A brand new condominium community is coming to the busy and exciting Church and Carlton area, courtesy of Tridel. Alter Condos is now in the registration phase. Located just south of Carlton on Church, Alter will share the surrounding streets with Ryerson University, Maple Leaf Gardens (now a fabulous Loblaws supermarket with hockey rink upstairs),… Continue Reading

Fast-track immigration touted as solution to skilled trades shortage

Fast-track immigration touted as solution to skilled trades shortage

Needed: 45,000 skilled tradespeople for the booming construction industry. Must be willing to relocate to Ontario, Canada. Employment guaranteed. Apply now. That’s about the size of the labour deficit the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) says it’s facing as 95,000 construction workers approach retirement age, while just 50,000 skilled workers are ready to replace them. With… Continue Reading

Buying pre-construction: expect changes, buy from a builder you trust

Buying pre-construction: expect changes, buy from a builder you trust

Some Torontonians may have heard about the new condo owner who is suing the developer for misrepresentation and breach of contract. The woman alleges that the pre-construction marketing materials she was shown featured, as a prominent selling point, an underground tunnel connecting the condo tower to a nearby subway station. When the buyer moved in,… Continue Reading

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Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

By Sassa Brown — Extravagant chef’s kitchens are not necessary in pulling off spectacular meals that will amaze your family and friends. In fact, you can create delicious, mouth-watering dishes from the comfort of your own home, even if that home is a small condo with less than 800 square feet of total space. How…

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

Small spaces can feel quite cramped, especially when your family starts to grow. If you have grown accustomed to larger homes with backyards and guest rooms, the change in size and space can be even more daunting. However, it does not have to completely overwhelm you. Decorating in splashes of color, particularly light colours, can…

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Millennials are used to being blamed for all of society’s ills, from workplace recruitment issues to short inventory supply in real estate markets.  In reality, they’re mostly a victim of demographics. If they “boomerang” back to their parents homes it’s because they’re priced out of the hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver. As more and…

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