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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Hyperloop supersonic passenger travel is feasible: Elon Musk

Hyperloop supersonic passenger travel is feasible: Elon Musk

Toronto’s new mayor has shown impatience with the slow pace of the city’s bureaucracy. John Tory says he wants things to happen more quickly, especially the development of new transit. He should read about Elon Musk’s Hyperloop. Hyperloop is one of Musk’s latest big ideas. The entrepreneur responsible for Paypal and the Tesla electric car… Continue Reading

Public opinion often frighteningly wrong, occasionally right

Public opinion often frighteningly wrong, occasionally right

It’s very common for people to be “misinformed” about numbers. If you were to ask random people on the street, “What is the unemployment rate in this country?” or “What percentage of eligible voters voted in the last election?” or “How many teenaged girls become pregnant each year?” the average person would be way off… Continue Reading

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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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