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Monthly Archives: December 2016

An argument that road tolls are the price we must pay for congestion

An argument that road tolls are the price we must pay for congestion

When Mayor John Tory proposed implementing road tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, he was opposed by both the right and the left. The Conservative leader, Patrick Brown said he didn’t like the idea, but blamed the Wynne government. NDP leader Andrea Horvath expressed her concern, calling the proposed tolls “flat… Continue Reading

Canadians have right to broadband no matter where they live: CRTC

Canadians have right to broadband no matter where they live: CRTC

There’s good news for Canadian internet users, especially those who live in rural and remote areas. Broadband internet access is now considered a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that it is shifting its regulatory focus from wireline voice to broadband services and has established a… Continue Reading

Ontario residents very positive about housing markets despite rising prices

Ontario residents very positive about housing markets despite rising prices

Given the almost daily reports of higher prices, tougher mortgage lending rules, and dwindling supply of certain types of homes, one might expect Ontarians to take a fairly dim view of the real estate market in this province. Surprisingly, that is far from the case. Ontarians are positively overflowing with optimism about the housing market… 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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