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FORM a family-friendly condo from Tridel in Toronto's coolest neighbourhood

FORM a family-friendly condo from Tridel in Toronto's coolest neighbourhood

In revealing its latest Toronto condominium community, FORM, to be situated just south of OCAD University’s boldly playful tabletop building on McCaul Street, Tridel first presented renderings of the architectsAlliance-designed building’s exterior. Toronto’s most experienced condo builders have highlighted the fascinating neighbourhood, where FORM residents will be within walking distance of many of Toronto’s most… Continue Reading

FORM a family-friendly condo from Tridel in Toronto’s coolest neighbourhood

FORM a family-friendly condo from Tridel in Toronto’s coolest neighbourhood

In revealing its latest Toronto condominium community, FORM, to be situated just south of OCAD University’s boldly playful tabletop building on McCaul Street, Tridel first presented renderings of the architectsAlliance-designed building’s exterior. Toronto’s most experienced condo builders have highlighted the fascinating neighbourhood, where FORM residents will be within walking distance of many of Toronto’s most… Continue Reading

Shopping malls, retail sector "doing fine" despite challenges: report

Shopping malls, retail sector "doing fine" despite challenges: report

We’ve all heard that retailers in Canada who don’t cater to the needs of their younger, mobile device-wielding customers could find themselves in trouble, saleswise. Younger shoppers, who are said to prefer to shop online than to go to an actual store, value convenience above everything when shopping, though they also respond well to loyalty… Continue Reading

Shopping malls, retail sector “doing fine” despite challenges: report

Shopping malls, retail sector “doing fine” despite challenges: report

We’ve all heard that retailers in Canada who don’t cater to the needs of their younger, mobile device-wielding customers could find themselves in trouble, saleswise. Younger shoppers, who are said to prefer to shop online than to go to an actual store, value convenience above everything when shopping, though they also respond well to loyalty… Continue Reading

Housing market report scoffs at shallow analysis, inadequate data

Housing market report scoffs at shallow analysis, inadequate data

All the talk in the media about housing market corrections and crashes in cities like Toronto and Vancouver is mostly misinformed, according to Ben Myers of Fortress Real Developments. He means that quite literally. Despite a decade of warnings about such “hot button” issues as the activity of foreign investors in the Canadian housing market,… Continue Reading

Toronto-based smart thermostat maker seeks to conquer the world

Toronto-based smart thermostat maker seeks to conquer the world

It must have seemed like a Blackberry moment for the founder of Toronto-based ecobee and his team. In 2009, the start-up, an early client of the MaRS Discovery District, launched the world’s first Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat. Its main competitor at the time was Honeywell, which had a commanding 60 per cent share in the non-smart… Continue Reading

How bad schools, cemeteries and strip clubs pull down property values

How bad schools, cemeteries and strip clubs pull down property values

Given the choice, everybody would most probably prefer to live in a good neighbourhood rather than in a bad one. Good neighbourhoods are safe, pleasant, family-friendly and diverse places, well-served by public transit, walkable, with a variety of shops and entertainment, good schools and community services, parks and access to employment. Bad neighbourhoods are basically… 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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