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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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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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