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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Housing, household worth among positives in strong economic picture

Housing, household worth among positives in strong economic picture

To end the week, a very upbeat perspective from BMO’s optimistic chief economist Douglas Porter. Noting that there’s a tendency in this country’s economic community to focus on the negative—the skepticism expressed by many at the “surprisingly powerful” October jobs report, for instance, or the Bank of Canada’s tendency to “relentlessly” highlight the downside risks… Continue Reading

Industry awards highlight beauty, versatility of wood in construction

Industry awards highlight beauty, versatility of wood in construction

Ontario’s wood industry gathered this week in Toronto to celebrate the best in design and construction over the past year. The Ontario Wood Design Awards are given by the Ontario branch of the national advocacy group Wood WORKS! which promotes the use of wood in all types of construction. The Ontario Wood Award Winner this… Continue Reading

Sliding multi-purpose units transform small Madrid apartment

Sliding multi-purpose units transform small Madrid apartment

There are many creative ways to make living space appear larger and to give it more functionality. Clever decor and some well-chosen multi-purpose furniture can go a long way to giving a space greater flexibility and livability. Designers often advise those who live in smaller spaces to use smaller furniture, and less of it. Mirrors… Continue Reading

Liebherr refrigerator named best for condos

Liebherr refrigerator named best for condos

Well-known Liebherr refrigerators and other appliances have won many awards for excellence, design and innovation. One distinction that could be of particular interest to condo owners is the latest: the Liebherr CS 1360 24-inch refrigerator and freezer tower was named Best Apartment Refrigerator of 2014 by Reviewed.com. In a statement about the honour, Liebherr says… Continue Reading

International awards for developer of Toronto waterfront community

International awards for developer of Toronto waterfront community

An international real estate company with strong connections to Toronto has been given a couple of awards by London-based World Finance, a respected financial publication. Hines, the company that is working with Tridel to develop the area known as Bayside on Toronto’s waterfront, was named North America’s Property Company of the Year 2014 and Best… Continue Reading

Make transit funding main issue in next federal election: union

Make transit funding main issue in next federal election: union

The leader of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which includes about 10,000 Toronto Transit Commission workers, knows how to turn a phrase for maximum effect. At a press conference held to announce the release of a new report on the present state and future of the city’s transit system, Bob Kinnear said, “Toronto’s transit crisis… Continue Reading

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Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Reader Question: “I believe my neighbour is renting out with Airbnb. I see people I don’t know coming and going, making lots of noise. I also don’t feel safe in this environment. What can I do about this? So far, complaining to management hasn’t helped.” Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out…

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

In another of several announcements promising action on the Ontario housing market — this one promising “in the coming week” — Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa revealed more details of the pending plan to rein in speculative market pricing in the GTA area. A combination of low supply and excessive demand has thrust house pricing…

A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

Condo.ca’s editorial and design team quietly worked on an evolved platform for Condo.ca — the second in its long history as “Canada’s Condominium Magazine” — working to a mission of making the online magazine easier to navigate, search and read. With thousands of stories published — still freely available in our archive — Condo.ca’s team also wanted…

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