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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Mayors key to stopping climate change: Bloomberg UN report

Mayors key to stopping climate change: Bloomberg UN report

Mayoralty candidates, wherever you may be, take note: mayors and the cities they lead can do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than national governments can. By taking steps to reduce energy use in five key sectors—waste, freight transport, passenger transport, commercial buildings and residential buildings—mayors could reduce GHG emissions by the equivalent of more… Continue Reading

Dispute resolution office to keep trivial cases out of courts

Dispute resolution office to keep trivial cases out of courts

Should condo owners be taking their management staff to court because they don’t like being reminded to wipe their sweat off the exercise equipment in the fitness room? Or because of conflicts between owners and staff that allegedly never even took place? An Ontario Superior Court judge recently made it blindingly clear that he didn’t… Continue Reading

Green Building Week gets underway with call to “Green up”

Green Building Week gets underway with call to “Green up”

Today is the beginning of World Green Building Week (September 22–27), an initiative of the World Green Building Council, which has members in 100 countries and more than 27,000 participating organizations.  This is the fifth World Green Building Week, a celebration of sustainable construction, and the theme this year is “Get Up, Green Up.” Organizers… Continue Reading

Strong growth continues in September home sales

Strong growth continues in September home sales

Home sales continued their upward climb in Toronto in the first half of September. The Toronto Real Estate Board reports that mid-month sales were 8.3 per cent higher than for the same period last year. In all, 3,297 sales were processed through the TorontoMLS system during the first 14 days of September. Year-to-date sales through September… Continue Reading

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