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Monthly Archives: April 2015

SkyLife suites at Islington Terrace: the best views in Toronto

SkyLife suites at Islington Terrace: the best views in Toronto

These may be the best views to be found anywhere in Toronto. The tallest of the three towers that make up Tridel’s Islington Terrace at Bloor and Islington, now in pre-construction, will be forty-five storeys, making it the tallest structure in the area. Tridel has just unveiled a collection of delightful open-concept suites on the… Continue Reading

Condo market moderate, sustainable in Toronto: BMO

Condo market moderate, sustainable in Toronto: BMO

It’s often said that all real estate is local. The truth of this truism is easily seen when one looks at the exceptionally wide differences between home prices across Canada. Strong price gains in Canada’s housing markets are now “a two-city phenomenon,” says vice president and senior economist at BMO, Robert Kavcic. The gap between… Continue Reading

Wood is good: report touts physical and psychological benefits of timber

Wood is good: report touts physical and psychological benefits of timber

Wood is good for you, and if you live in a city you may not be getting enough of it. A lot of people have been pushing the economic and environmental benefits of wood as a construction material—it’s strong, light, resilient and even withstands earthquakes; it’s renewable, biodegradable, recyclable and stores carbon; it’s versatile and… Continue Reading

Renovation and design centre nears opening, hosts Houzz event

Renovation and design centre nears opening, hosts Houzz event

Toronto is the biggest real estate market in Canada, and, it goes without saying, also the biggest home renovation market. Canadians spend billions every year on home renovations. TD estimated in 2013 that the average Canadian household spends $21,000 on renovations and new furnishing in the first year after buying a home. Buying all of… Continue Reading

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From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

Small spaces can feel quite cramped, especially when your family starts to grow. If you have grown accustomed to larger homes with backyards and guest rooms, the change in size and space can be even more daunting. However, it does not have to completely overwhelm you. Decorating in splashes of color, particularly light colours, can…

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Millennials are used to being blamed for all of society’s ills, from workplace recruitment issues to short inventory supply in real estate markets.  In reality, they’re mostly a victim of demographics. If they “boomerang” back to their parents homes it’s because they’re priced out of the hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver. As more and…

Condo emergency preparedness: being proactive so you, your family and neighbours are safe

Condo emergency preparedness: being proactive so you, your family and neighbours are safe

Natural disasters, rampaging fires, blackouts, and other emergencies have seen a great deal of coverage over the past decade. From Hurricanes in Haiti and the US to terrifying wildfires and other disasters around the world, it seems that no place is completely immune. In Canada, we are no strangers to emergencies.     In 2008,…

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