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Monthly Archives: June 2015

GTA low-rise housing shortage a matter of serviced land inventory

GTA low-rise housing shortage a matter of serviced land inventory

A Ryerson researcher says he has the solution to the problem of Toronto’s chronic shortage of affordable low-rise homes, and it has been there all along. If municipalities, and the provincial government itself, only followed existing legislation, the apparent shortage of land needed for building ground-related homes would disappear. All that is needed is for… Continue Reading

Ontario to ban door-to-door energy sales

Ontario to ban door-to-door energy sales

Ontario is banning the door-to-door selling of consumer energy contracts. Following a review of retail energy markets in the province, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has released a report, “Consumers Come First,” in which it proposes fourteen measures that it says will give energy consumers greater protection. At the top of the list is a… Continue Reading

Toronto of the Future a vision of where the city is going

Toronto of the Future a vision of where the city is going

Predicting the future isn’t an exact science. Last year, the Urban Land Institute and PWC’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” report predicted that Calgary would remain the strongest market in Canada in 2015, with robust growth in the office building segment, and a high level of confidence among developers. Hopefully for Calgary, that will still… Continue Reading

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Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

By Sassa Brown — Extravagant chef’s kitchens are not necessary in pulling off spectacular meals that will amaze your family and friends. In fact, you can create delicious, mouth-watering dishes from the comfort of your own home, even if that home is a small condo with less than 800 square feet of total space. How…

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…

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