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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Banish drabness with Jonathan Adler at the Interior Design Show

Banish drabness with Jonathan Adler at the Interior Design Show

Torontonians will get to bask in the glitzy-glamorous aura of one of the biggest stars of the interior design world at the Interior Design Show 2015 next weekend. Jonathan Adler, potter, designer, author and self-proclaimed guru of everything chic and glamorous, takes the main stage on Saturday, January 24. Adler is much more than a… Continue Reading

Building codes don’t save energy: people save energy

Building codes don’t save energy: people save energy

Energy efficiency and energy conservation are not the same thing. The latest demonstration of that comes from California, which has one of the strictest “green” building codes in North America. A professor at Georgetown University studied energy use in California’s residential construction industry and concluded that despite the introduction of numerous building code requirements intended… Continue Reading

Car and truck drivers among biggest winners in oil collapse

Car and truck drivers among biggest winners in oil collapse

Canada is the developed world’s energy pig. Canadians consume more energy per capita than any other people, including our polar-dwelling, cold weather-coping, great distances-shipping comrades, the Russians. The United States is the only other country that comes close to Canada in energy use. Therefore, given how important energy is to Canadians, one would expect to… Continue Reading

Condo rental market soared in 2014

Condo rental market soared in 2014

Another record was announced today in a real estate market that seems to see nothing but records. In a statement accompanying the release of its report on fourth quarter condominium rentals in Toronto, Urbanation said that the number of rentals was up 15 per cent over last year. Counting only rental transactions that went through… Continue Reading

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What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

What to do Victoria Day weekend: the most fun for the lowest cost in the Greater Toronto Area

  We’ve all been waiting for that first big, warm weekend of the year — Victorial Day. Schools are closed, and many people have extra time off work, and we’re primed and ready to go after all the rain and cool weather this spring. With summer beginning, and a long, celebratory weekend ahead, it is the…

Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

The impact of the Ontario Government “Fair Housing” rules is starting to be felt, manifesting in the move of some sellers to list their properties – likely to “beat” the  anticipated moderation of prices. Based on Vancouver’s experience with similar rules, economists aren’t expecting a major cool down, and almost certainly a short one.  …

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

If you have any experience living in condos and apartments, then you know that living in such close proximity to your neighbours means getting to know them on a really personal level, whether you like it or not. You see and hear far more than you anticipated, from rambunctious children and barking dogs to midnight…

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