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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Global air pollution getting worse, not better, despite efforts: WHO

Global air pollution getting worse, not better, despite efforts: WHO

The World Health Organization reports that 56 per cent of people living in cities in wealthy countries breathe polluted air that does not meet WHO air quality guidelines. That, unfortunately, is the good news. The situation is worse, and worsening, in poor countries, where 98 per cent of cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants have… Continue Reading

Canadian building nominated for prestigious international architecture award

Canadian building nominated for prestigious international architecture award

A Canadian building is in the running to be named the world’s best new building. For the first time, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will award an international prize for “the most significant and inspirational building” of the year, one that demonstrates “visionary, innovative thinking and excellence of execution” while making a distinct… Continue Reading

Ontario's home builders offer mixed reactions to province's Greenbelt proposals

Ontario's home builders offer mixed reactions to province's Greenbelt proposals

Ontario’s home builders are giving their qualified support to the government’s proposed changes to Greenbelt legislation, released yesterday. A joint statement from the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) contains both a warning and a partial endorsement. BILD president Bryan Tuckey warns that expanding the Greenbelt and… Continue Reading

Ontario’s home builders offer mixed reactions to province’s Greenbelt proposals

Ontario’s home builders offer mixed reactions to province’s Greenbelt proposals

Ontario’s home builders are giving their qualified support to the government’s proposed changes to Greenbelt legislation, released yesterday. A joint statement from the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) contains both a warning and a partial endorsement. BILD president Bryan Tuckey warns that expanding the Greenbelt and… Continue Reading

Millennials rate Canada best country in the world

Millennials rate Canada best country in the world

If it is true that worldwide perceptions impact national economies, then Canada has got it made. The country continues to make a very favourable impression on outsiders, especially millennials. In fact, among the world’s millennials, Canada is considered simply the best country on earth, with Germany in second place. When other age groups are included… Continue Reading

CMHC reports strong financial performance for 2015, tighter risk management

CMHC reports strong financial performance for 2015, tighter risk management

Despite the manifesto-like title, “Why Housing Matters,” Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s annual report does not throw any new light on the question. Housing matters, as far as the corporation is concerned, because the housing market, as managed by CMHC, is good for the country’s financial system. Over the past decade, the report says, CMHC… Continue Reading

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Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for young children and pets if condo owners display seasonal Easter lilies and other flowers. Also topping the list of easter cautions for pets in particular: ham is dangerous for cats and dogs and can cause pancreatitis tasty packaging: good foods with tasty smells can be ingested by pets, leading to choking…

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

As expected, Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced that pending Ontario government intervention will target speculators — an attempt to help ordinary buyers and sellers. He emphasized that the Ontario government would not be targeting real estate agents who facilitate bids. In his remarks to journalists at Queen’s Park, he compared speculators to “scalpers” who grab…

Ask the Lawyer: Richard Hoffman replies to a reader concerned over a fire caused by a resident with dementia

Ask the Lawyer: Richard Hoffman replies to a reader concerned over a fire caused by a resident with dementia

By popular demand, Condo.ca, Canada’s Condominium Magazine, is pleased to bring back “Ask the Lawyer.” We invite readers to submit their condo related questions to Richard Hoffman, a lawyer with DelZotto, Zorzi LLP, practicing in the area of condominium law. Do you have a question for Richard? Please reach out to us through our contact…

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