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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what's lacking

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what's lacking

Each month, as the new home sales statistics for the GTA roll out, the building industry customarily points the finger at Ontario’s Growth Plan, implemented in 2006, as the cause of the ever-higher cost of new homes. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) argues that a lack of serviced, development-ready land is putting… Continue Reading

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what’s lacking

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what’s lacking

Each month, as the new home sales statistics for the GTA roll out, the building industry customarily points the finger at Ontario’s Growth Plan, implemented in 2006, as the cause of the ever-higher cost of new homes. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) argues that a lack of serviced, development-ready land is putting… Continue Reading

OMB reforms are coming, public invited to participate until Dec 19

OMB reforms are coming, public invited to participate until Dec 19

Probably the most commonly expressed opinion, among those who have an opinion about the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), is that the tribunal that hears appeals on land-use planning favours developers over municipal councils and ordinary citizens. Councils make decisions that developers don’t like, so the developers go to the OMB and “far too often” they… Continue Reading

Toronto's Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

Toronto's Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

The Toronto Foundation has released its fifteenth annual report on the quality of life in Toronto. Vital Signs, it says, is the most comprehensive “check up” on ten key “issue areas” that comprise overall quality of life in any city—health and wellness, the gap between rich and poor, housing, demographics, economy and many more. The… Continue Reading

Toronto’s Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

Toronto’s Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

The Toronto Foundation has released its fifteenth annual report on the quality of life in Toronto. Vital Signs, it says, is the most comprehensive “check up” on ten key “issue areas” that comprise overall quality of life in any city—health and wellness, the gap between rich and poor, housing, demographics, economy and many more. The… Continue Reading

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Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

By Sassa Brown — Extravagant chef’s kitchens are not necessary in pulling off spectacular meals that will amaze your family and friends. In fact, you can create delicious, mouth-watering dishes from the comfort of your own home, even if that home is a small condo with less than 800 square feet of total space. How…

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

Small spaces can feel quite cramped, especially when your family starts to grow. If you have grown accustomed to larger homes with backyards and guest rooms, the change in size and space can be even more daunting. However, it does not have to completely overwhelm you. Decorating in splashes of color, particularly light colours, can…

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Millennials are used to being blamed for all of society’s ills, from workplace recruitment issues to short inventory supply in real estate markets.  In reality, they’re mostly a victim of demographics. If they “boomerang” back to their parents homes it’s because they’re priced out of the hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver. As more and…

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