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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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Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

For Toronto- or Vancouver-based home-owners “Goldilocks” may seem like a dream in the face of double digit increases in home values. Even with the recent increase in listings, and the multi-point plan by Government to cool markets, the bargains are not to be found in resale homes and condos. Goldilocks market seems like a far-off…

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

By Sassa Brown I was a Boomerang kid. I didn’t want to be. I had to be. This is my story. But first, let me explain that your kids know you are anxious to settle down and relax. They want you to enjoy yourselves in peace and quiet, with the knowledge that they raised good, well-adjusted children….

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

According to a recent report by the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis, approximately 70% of Ontario’s residents are unable to find housing that adequately meets the needs of their household.     While many residents are unable to find houses that are big enough, others are finding it difficult to locate houses that are small…

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