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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Record $2 billion spent on film, TV productions shot in Toronto in 2016

Record $2 billion spent on film, TV productions shot in Toronto in 2016

Toronto’s film and television industry is booming, according to the city. A statement released today says that domestic and foreign production investments in Toronto exceeded $2 billion for the first time in 2016. About $800 million of that came from Hollywood. It was the third consecutive record-setting year for the industry. Mayor Tory called it… Continue Reading

Ontario Real Estate Association facing serious challenges

Ontario Real Estate Association facing serious challenges

The association that represents realtors at the provincial level in Ontario appears to be facing an existential moment of truth. For decades, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) Real Estate College has been authorised by the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) to provide realtor education in the province, but that could be ending. RECO… Continue Reading

Energy, water consumption reporting regulation now in effect for Ontario condos, businesses

Energy, water consumption reporting regulation now in effect for Ontario condos, businesses

A new Ontario government regulation requiring large, privately owned buildings, including condominiums, to report their energy and water consumption, is now in force. Ontario Regulation 20/17, known as the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWBR) initiative, applies to buildings that are 50,000 square feet and larger. In addition to energy and water consumption, greenhouse… 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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