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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Not all great neighbourhoods are old

Not all great neighbourhoods are old

The winner of the title Canada’s Great Neighbourhood for 2014 was the Inglewood neighbourhood in Calgary. It is described as a “vibrant, eclectic and ever-evolving arts and culture-filled district with more than two hundred shops, cafes, restaurants and live music venues, many located in Calgary’s historic buildings.” It sounds a lot like Queen West in… Continue Reading

Should empty, abandoned properties become affordable housing?

Should empty, abandoned properties become affordable housing?

What should be done with vacant and abandoned homes? How many such homes would you guess that there are in Canada? You’d probably guess low, if a recent English survey is any indication. People there estimated that there were around 377,000 empty homes around the country, but the actual number is much higher, 610.000. Interestingly,… Continue Reading

Condo board paid dearly for ignoring owners’ wishes

Condo board paid dearly for ignoring owners’ wishes

No condominium can function as it is meant to without a duly elected, properly functioning board of directors. The condo board makes the important decisions regarding the daily running of the community—maintenance, finances, enforcement of the condo’s by-laws and rules. A building with a good board is a happy building. A building whose board fails… Continue Reading

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