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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Low risk, modest overvaluation in housing markets: CMHC

Low risk, modest overvaluation in housing markets: CMHC

The two Canadian cities with the highest-risk housing markets are—Regina and Winnipeg? Expensive Vancouver’s housing market is low risk? Toronto with its million-dollar average homes, runaway sales and bidding wars is just moderately risky? That’s what the man wrote, the man at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Chief Economist Bob Dugan said in a… Continue Reading

CivicAction Summit tackles city’s main social problems

CivicAction Summit tackles city’s main social problems

What are the most important issues that face a city like Toronto at this point in our history? Employment? Homelessness? Transit? All of those, no doubt, but for this year’s CivicAction Summit, dubbed the “Better City Bootcamp,” the priorities may seem a little surprising: Housing affordability Mental health support in the workplace Childhood health Infrastructure… Continue Reading

Canada’s businesses not coping well with disruptive technologies: reports

Canada’s businesses not coping well with disruptive technologies: reports

Two new studies find that Canadian companies, including the banks, are falling behind the rapid pace of technological change sweeping the world. A Deloitte study warns that Canada’s corporations are woefully unprepared for the future—that means tomorrow, in this age of non-stop technological disruption—while a survey of Canada’s bank customers reveals that the financial institutions… Continue Reading

Finch West LRT a go; will not disrupt trucking, says mayor

Finch West LRT a go; will not disrupt trucking, says mayor

Another line on the transit map of Toronto will soon change from “future” to “existing.” The Finch West LRT line is to go ahead. Ontario’s transportation minister, Steven Del Duca, announced the construction today, saying that building the Finch West line was a question of putting “progress before politics.” Though the line is being financed… Continue Reading

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