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More creative partnerships with industry proposed for Ontario's cash-strapped colleges

More creative partnerships with industry proposed for Ontario's cash-strapped colleges

For any business, this would be a formula for certain disaster: a declining customer base, falling revenues and higher expenses. Yet these are precisely the pressures squeezing Ontario’s college system, according to a new report from PwC. Fewer students are enrolling, especially in the northern colleges. Government grants have not kept pace with growing expenses,… Continue Reading

More creative partnerships with industry proposed for Ontario’s cash-strapped colleges

More creative partnerships with industry proposed for Ontario’s cash-strapped colleges

For any business, this would be a formula for certain disaster: a declining customer base, falling revenues and higher expenses. Yet these are precisely the pressures squeezing Ontario’s college system, according to a new report from PwC. Fewer students are enrolling, especially in the northern colleges. Government grants have not kept pace with growing expenses,… Continue Reading

Strong evidence of overvaluation, overpricing in Canada's housing markets: CMHC

Strong evidence of overvaluation, overpricing in Canada's housing markets: CMHC

In Canada’s current housing market, Ontario is the pivot. East of Ontario, there is little evidence of strongly “problematic” conditions or imbalances, such as overheating and overbuilding, in any major markets. West of Ontario, there is plenty, with “strong” evidence of such problematic conditions found in cities from Regina to Vancouver and Victoria. When assessing… Continue Reading

Strong evidence of overvaluation, overpricing in Canada’s housing markets: CMHC

Strong evidence of overvaluation, overpricing in Canada’s housing markets: CMHC

In Canada’s current housing market, Ontario is the pivot. East of Ontario, there is little evidence of strongly “problematic” conditions or imbalances, such as overheating and overbuilding, in any major markets. West of Ontario, there is plenty, with “strong” evidence of such problematic conditions found in cities from Regina to Vancouver and Victoria. When assessing… 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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