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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sellers in control in Toronto housing market and likely to remain so

Sellers in control in Toronto housing market and likely to remain so

In case you missed it from all the previous reports and studies, home ownership is “dangerously” unaffordable in Toronto and Vancouver for those who wish to buy a single detached home. In the rest of the country, according to RBC Chief Economist Craig Wright, there are “few signs” that housing affordability is problematic. In most… Continue Reading

Tridel honoured by industry for innovation in green building

Tridel honoured by industry for innovation in green building

Tridel has been given the home building industry’s newest award for sustainable building. At a gala presentation earlier this month, Tridel, Toronto’s oldest and largest condominium builder, accepted the inaugural award for Building Innovation–Mid and High Rise. The award recognizes technical excellence in energy-efficient and green building practices. The award, along with eleven others, was… Continue Reading

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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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