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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Rosy outlook for Ontario economy: CIBC

Rosy outlook for Ontario economy: CIBC

A couple of relatively optimistic reports from Canada’s big banks, one from RBC the other from CIBC, will likely give Ontario’s finance minister, Charles Sousa, reason to smile. The two brief reports call for “accelerated growth” (that’s RBC) and a “notable resurgence” (CIBC) in Ontario’s economy to continue into 2016. Of the two, CIBC’s report… Continue Reading

Islamic museum a link between East and West

Islamic museum a link between East and West

The mission of Toronto’s newest architectural and cultural treasure, the Aga Khan Museum, is to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Islam’s contributions to world civilization, and to promote tolerance and understanding among people. It’s a timely reminder, given beautiful shape, that those are the values that matter most. In his remarks at the official… Continue Reading

National home sales, prices continued to rise in August

National home sales, prices continued to rise in August

Home sales have remained strong in Canada’s main cities through the summer, prompting the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) to issue an update of its forecasts for 2014 and 2015. A surge in sales occurred in the spring market of May and June, in which properties were “snapped up” following an “extraordinarily bleak” winter. Those… Continue Reading

Women Build wants “superheroes” for September campaign

Women Build wants “superheroes” for September campaign

Women Build is looking for this year’s gang of pink hardhat-wearing superheroes. The 2014 Women Build event will take place over twelve days beginning on Monday, September 15. This year, the expected 1,000-plus volunteers will build a total of thirty-three new homes for Habitat for Humanity families in Scarborough and Brampton. Volunteers choose a day… Continue Reading

Airport authority pitches economic importance of Pearson

Airport authority pitches economic importance of Pearson

Which employer in Toronto has 35 million customers each year, creates direct and indirect employment for 124,000, generates $6.3 billion in employment income and $2.8 billion in taxes paid to governments? The answer, of course, is Pearson Airport, and the president of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Howard Eng, told the Toronto Board 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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