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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Consumers need better information to cope with intensification

Consumers need better information to cope with intensification

The Consumers Council of Canada (CCC) wants Canadians to be more aware of their rights and responsibilities as consumers with respect to housing in cities like Toronto, where intensification is rapidly changing the way neighbourhoods are developed. The CCC undertook to study the effects of intensification on people’s lives in Canada’s major cities, as more… Continue Reading

Ontario hopes new incentives for EVs will get more people buying them

Ontario hopes new incentives for EVs will get more people buying them

Sales of electric vehicles haven’t exactly been brisk in Ontario. In 2015, total car sales in Canada set a new record: 1.898 million vehicles sold. Contrast that number with the paltry 5,800 electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads in Ontario, even with subsidies available to EV purchasers since 2010. According to government statistics, only 4,800… Continue Reading

Canada housing starts down in January, though not in Ontario

Canada housing starts down in January, though not in Ontario

Housing starts in most of Canada were trending down in January, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation figures show. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) for the month was 165,861 units, down from 172,533 in December, and the lowest number since February 2015.  The number of new single-detached homes started was up 1 per cent, to… Continue Reading

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Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies suggest 18-34 year olds prefer condo and apartment living for walkability, short commutes and access to amenities — and not because of affordability. Many would choose an even smaller condo, with a higher price-per-square foot, just to have ready access to subway. [1] Access to transit was the number one factor, despite price. Lower…

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living may seem like an impossible task in a condo with limited space. In an ideal world, you would be living in a new or recently upgraded condo, complete with energy-efficient appliances, LED light bulbs, solar panels, and more. For the rest of us in condos, replacing appliances and adding solar panels may be out…

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Reader Question I’m worried because I have a ball python and my neighbour found out and I know she’s not happy. She said she was going to complain to management. I tried not to let anyone know because I know how people think about my pet. People who don’t have snakes don’t understand how great…

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