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Monthly Archives: November 2014

First look at floor plans at new Aquavista condos from Tridel

First look at floor plans at new Aquavista condos from Tridel

Calling it “the next wave of waterfront living,” Tridel has announced the Grand Opening of Aquavista at Bayside. These are the new condos that will be next-door neighbours to the previously announced, mostly sold-out, Aqualina at Bayside. The two Tridel condo buildings are part of the master plan for this brand new neighbourhood being created… Continue Reading

Design, architecture, real estate in spotlight at Buildings Show

Design, architecture, real estate in spotlight at Buildings Show

For three days next week, Toronto will be the centre of the built universe, in addition to its usual position as centre of the natural universe. On those three days, December 3–5, The Buildings Show, “North America’s largest expositions, networking and educational event,” will be in town. This is really your show of shows, buildings-wise,… Continue Reading

Groundbreaking ceremony at 101 Erskine condos from Tridel

Groundbreaking ceremony at 101 Erskine condos from Tridel

Tridel announced this week that preparations for construction are now underway on its mid-town condos, 101 Erskine. The architectural, engineering and construction drawings are finalized, says the announcement, and the excavation equipment has arrived on site. The official groundbreaking ceremony has taken place. From an urban planning perspective, important both for those who intend to live… Continue Reading

Home ownership became a little less costly in third quarter: RBC

Home ownership became a little less costly in third quarter: RBC

Except for the usual places, homes are reasonably affordable in Canada and became a little more so in the three months from July through September. RBC’s latest affordability report says that a combination of lower utility costs, continuing low interest rates, and rising incomes made the costs of ownership “a little lighter” for most housing… Continue Reading

3D printed concrete coming soon to world’s construction sites

3D printed concrete coming soon to world’s construction sites

One of the world’s foremost architectural firms and its partner, a leading construction and engineering firm, are confident that it will soon be possible to save a great deal of time and money by creating buildings using 3D printed concrete. The renowned London-based architectural firm of Foster and Partners has teamed with Swedish construction and concrete… Continue Reading

No age discrimination by mortgage lenders (at least not officially)

No age discrimination by mortgage lenders (at least not officially)

Can you be too old to get a mortgage? A fairly disturbing trend has been reported in England where new lending restrictions went into effect recently. Banks there are reportedly denying mortgages to applicants in their late thirties and forties because they would be paying off the loans in retirement and presumably more likely to… Continue Reading

Canada’s housing market not overvalued, not overheated, not overbuilt: CMHC

Canada’s housing market not overvalued, not overheated, not overbuilt: CMHC

Just a few months ago the highly respected British journal The Economist wrote that Canada’s housing market was overvalued by as much as 30 per cent and in danger of collapse. As severe as that assessment was, it was nothing compared to what Deutsche Bank said last December; the German bank pegged the overvaluation of… Continue Reading

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