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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Research to study literacy, at-risk youth, and education for torture victims

Research to study literacy, at-risk youth, and education for torture victims

Toronto and the entire country stand to benefit from a number of new social research projects that received federal funding today from the Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF). Four of the projects will be undertaken at George Brown College, a fifth at Humber College. The George Brown teams, each of which received about… Continue Reading

Canada: a great place to live but not very sexy or trendy

Canada: a great place to live but not very sexy or trendy

Canadians enjoy the highest quality of life in the world. The country is economically and politically stable with a good job market, living is affordable, safe, and family friendly, and citizens enjoy access to good education and health care. Corporations looking for a place to locate their headquarters need look no farther: this is the… Continue Reading

Board “oppressed” condo owner in wildly escalating parking dispute

Board “oppressed” condo owner in wildly escalating parking dispute

Condominium living is supposed to be (and usually is) a pleasant and satisfying experience, a shared lifestyle among a community of neighbours. It is not immune from the occasional neighbourly tiff or misunderstanding, of course. The most common irritants between neighbours are often referred to as the Three Ps: parking, pets and parties. When a… Continue Reading

Register now for North York’s sweetest condos: Parfait, from Tridel Dorsay

Register now for North York’s sweetest condos: Parfait, from Tridel Dorsay

The Tridel Dorsay condominium community of Atria has been a runaway success since it launched in 2012. First came Alto and Parkside, then Trio, each a distinctive part of a grand master-planned community conveniently located on Sheppard Avenue east of Highway 404. Now Tridel is announcing the sweet icing on the cake, or the cherry… Continue Reading

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15 percent non-resident speculation tax becoming reality for Ontario; may help temper “frantic” real estate market “without unintended consequences”

15 percent non-resident speculation tax becoming reality for Ontario; may help temper “frantic” real estate market “without unintended consequences”

As expected, Kathleen Wynn moved to cool down the sizzling hot GTA real estate market with a bundle of measures, led by new 15 percent non resident speculation tax. Investors who are residents are exempt, although separate “policies” may also target locals. Expanded rent controls are also certain. “When I talk about the frenzy in…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner wants action on noisy Airbnb “tenants”

Reader Question: “I believe my neighbour is renting out with Airbnb. I see people I don’t know coming and going, making lots of noise. I also don’t feel safe in this environment. What can I do about this? So far, complaining to management hasn’t helped.” Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out…

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

Sousa again promises action in GTA real estate market and rent controls in “coming week”

In another of several announcements promising action on the Ontario housing market — this one promising “in the coming week” — Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa revealed more details of the pending plan to rein in speculative market pricing in the GTA area. A combination of low supply and excessive demand has thrust house pricing…

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