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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Signature suites at 10 York from Tridel offer highest level of luxury

Signature suites at 10 York from Tridel offer highest level of luxury

One of Toronto’s more unusual condominium buildings is fast taking its place in the city’s impressive skyline. Tridel’s 10 York, that distinctive wedge-shaped structure at the foot of York Street just north of Queen’s Quay, is rising fast. It’s a project that proves you can put an elegant building pretty much anywhere, even on what… Continue Reading

Growth of mobile ad-blocking presents challenge, opportunity for advertisers

Growth of mobile ad-blocking presents challenge, opportunity for advertisers

Two diametrically opposed visions of the Internet are locked in an arms race that will certainly result in changes to our online experience. The idealistic vision sees the Internet as a happy, wholesome place where creators and their audiences can meet, and where those audiences can support the creators “directly and sustainably” if they so choose. The… Continue Reading

CMHC reports continued strength in Canada's housing market, mortgage business

CMHC reports continued strength in Canada's housing market, mortgage business

Canada’s national housing agency continues to decrease its exposure to the residential housing market, reporting a $6 billion drop in the total insurance-in-force at the end of the first quarter of 2016. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been reducing that exposure since 2013, and has now cut it to $520 billion. The legislated… Continue Reading

CMHC reports continued strength in Canada’s housing market, mortgage business

CMHC reports continued strength in Canada’s housing market, mortgage business

Canada’s national housing agency continues to decrease its exposure to the residential housing market, reporting a $6 billion drop in the total insurance-in-force at the end of the first quarter of 2016. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has been reducing that exposure since 2013, and has now cut it to $520 billion. The legislated… Continue Reading

Canada falling behind in IT due to slow broadband, lack of coding in schools

Canada falling behind in IT due to slow broadband, lack of coding in schools

Too many Canadian companies are not equipped to compete in the digital economy because of lack of access to high-speed Internet and a shortage of skilled workers in the IT sector. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) says in a new report, From Broadband Access to Smart Economies, that Canada is falling behind the rest… Continue Reading

Prosperity index of world's countries reveals where democratic capitalism working best

Prosperity index of world's countries reveals where democratic capitalism working best

An international think tank that promotes prosperity through democratic capitalism has named Canada the world’s freest country. The annual Legatum Prosperity Index, which ranks 142 of the world’s countries according to their health, wealth and overall happiness, puts Canada in sixth place for 2015, down a spot since 2014. In the category of personal freedom,… Continue Reading

Prosperity index of world’s countries reveals where democratic capitalism working best

Prosperity index of world’s countries reveals where democratic capitalism working best

An international think tank that promotes prosperity through democratic capitalism has named Canada the world’s freest country. The annual Legatum Prosperity Index, which ranks 142 of the world’s countries according to their health, wealth and overall happiness, puts Canada in sixth place for 2015, down a spot since 2014. In the category of personal freedom,… Continue Reading

Coca-Cola, Unifor, announce $30,000 scholarships for women in skilled trades

Coca-Cola, Unifor, announce $30,000 scholarships for women in skilled trades

Coca-Cola and the Canadian labour union Unifor have announced $30,000 in scholarship money for women in skilled trades programs at Sheridan College. The announcement was made at Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies. Fifteen new scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded. Women who are enrolled in any of Sheridan’s six trades programs,… 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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