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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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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…

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

The Greater Golden Horseshoe could become greater, golder, and greener: Ontario updates land use plans

In an effort to improve livability in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, while protecting the environment, Ontario has passed updated land use plans intended to encourage sustainable communities. The plans were released on May 18, 2017 after two years of review.     These include updates to the Greenbelt Plan, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden…

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