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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Toronto building wins prestigious international award

Toronto building wins prestigious international award

An international panel headed by no less than three sitting English lords and comprising architects, designers, writers, advertising and public relations people, real estate developers and other industry experts has selected a Toronto building as its Best International Residential High-rise Development of 2014. The building is One Bloor, a project of Great Gulf, now rising… Continue Reading

Execs don’t like texting at meetings: survey

Execs don’t like texting at meetings: survey

Global technology company Ericsson says that increased connectivity is something people, especially children, want and expect today. A world in which everything is connected through the Internet, and information-sharing can even be done by some form of technology-assisted telepathy, is the world we are moving rapidly towards. But just because “everyone is doing it” does… Continue Reading

Consumers want more connectivity in daily life according to Ericsson

Consumers want more connectivity in daily life according to Ericsson

Swedish communications technology multinational Ericsson released a list of ten consumer trends that it says will dominate in 2015. The company, which owns a large share of the world’s mobile network infrastructure market, releases an annual report on these trends from its ConsumerLab, which conducts global research to determine what people are thinking about technology.… Continue Reading

Christmas celebrations? Consider your condo’s party room

Christmas celebrations? Consider your condo’s party room

Christmas and party: the words go together like scotch and soda, gin and tonic, wine and cheese, egg and nog. Unfortunately (for those not included, anyway) bringing together a lot of merry people, free-flowing booze and lively party music can create noise. As has been observed for at least two millennia now, people often become… Continue Reading

Shop smart, avoid credit card fraud

Shop smart, avoid credit card fraud

Chinese Canadians between thirty-five and forty-four years of age who earn more than $100,000 a year had better be more careful with their credit cards. Consumer research provider Mintel found that persons to whom any one of those three demographic markers applies were more likely to have been victims of credit fraud in the last… Continue Reading

Explain cost differences, get better value, AG tells Infrastructure Ontario

Explain cost differences, get better value, AG tells Infrastructure Ontario

A few days before Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk released her assessment of the government’s overall performance over the past fiscal year, the president and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Allan O’Dette, wrote a piece in the Huffington Post in which he expressed an opinion about the funding of transit and transportation. How,… 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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