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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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Even with a dip in home sales, as markets adjust to new rules, new home pricing remains high due to low supply and “right sizing” dilemma

Even with a dip in home sales, as markets adjust to new rules, new home pricing remains high due to low supply and “right sizing” dilemma

Although some recent reports show a drop in actual resale sales — in the short-term dramatic double digit drops according to some brokers — prices are showing no sign of dropping on new homes.[1] The Building Industry and Land Development Association recently released data detailing rising costs for new detached and semi-detached homes, as well…

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…

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