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Women grads outnumber men in science programs, but gender gap persists in biotech industry

Women grads outnumber men in science programs, but gender gap persists in biotech industry

This is National Biotechnology Week in Canada. Toronto is a major centre of biotech, with more than 150 companies established here, including big names like GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Amgen. The city of Toronto says that more than 11,000 principal researchers and technicians work at the University of Toronto and nearly fifty other research institutes and… Continue Reading

When home prices rise faster than incomes, the result is overvaluation, and Toronto has it

When home prices rise faster than incomes, the result is overvaluation, and Toronto has it

Toronto’s housing market has turned solid red. Last August, when Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released its colour-coded assessment of the major real estate markets in Canada, Toronto showed a mix of green, yellow and red, for weak, moderate and strong risk factors. So did most other cities. In CMHC’s latest assessment, Toronto shows red… Continue Reading

SCALA ravine condos from Tridel now selling

SCALA ravine condos from Tridel now selling

Tridel has announced that its fabulous new SCALA condos, set on the edge of a lush ravine near the East Don River near Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street, are now selling. The strikingly designed SCALA, surrounded by soothing green space, will rise in a series of terraces that create a distinctive stairway profile visible from all around. The lucky… Continue Reading

World Bank says Canada a good place to start a business, but why so difficult to get electricity?

World Bank says Canada a good place to start a business, but why so difficult to get electricity?

Canada is a good place to start a business, but it has slipped in the past five years. Of 189 countries ranked by the World Bank for their ease of doing business, Canada placed fourteenth for 2016. Five years ago Canada placed seventh, in the elite “top ten” group. While the country ranks high overall… Continue Reading

Eglinton Crosstown wins award for innovative funding from Public Private Partnerships group

Eglinton Crosstown wins award for innovative funding from Public Private Partnerships group

They give awards for everything these days, so why not for P3s? P3s are Public Private Partnerships, and there is a non-profit group to promote them, the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). It announced today that Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown was this year’s winner of the award for Project Financing. The Crosstown is the largest… Continue Reading

Drones contributing to U of T’s traffic monitoring platform

Drones contributing to U of T’s traffic monitoring platform

The next time you find yourself stuck, for no apparent reason, in a Toronto traffic jam, going nowhere, hating it, wishing you were anywhere but where you actually are, remember this: at the University of Toronto’s school of engineering, a professor and his lab have been working on a new platform that will, eventually (theoretically),… Continue Reading

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Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Size is relative. An object that is small to you may be quite large to another person, and vice versa. The same holds true for nearly everything. A relatively small space that leaves one person feeling claustrophobic can — with a little planning and some modular furniture (see videos below) —  be considered spacious and…

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

Ontario has recently introduced legislation geared toward homebuyers and seniors. If the legislation passes, it should make housing much more affordable — although the intended result isn’t always the same as the final outcome in a real market.     Aside from the 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (previously reported>>) for non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents, and non-Canadian…

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

In an effort to improve livability in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, while protecting the environment, Ontario has passed updated land use plans intended to encourage sustainable communities. The plans were released on May 18, 2017 after two years of review.     These include updates to the Greenbelt Plan, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden…

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