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In 416 area, condo sales double numbers for detached homes, with prices rising 16.4% on resales November year-over-year; listings up 37.2% in response to demand

In 416 area, condo sales double numbers for detached homes, with prices rising 16.4% on resales November year-over-year; listings up 37.2% in response to demand

Although sales are down 7.9% on resale condos, demand remains high and is fuelling the active new and prebuild markets. The latest Toronto Real Estate Board numbers reveal resale condo apartments up 16.4% average in price in the GTA, pressured by high demand against low listings. New listings, however, increased int he same period in… Continue Reading

The Condo Update for Marijuana Laws — Part 1 of “The Cannabis Act and your condo: how to manage the changes and protect your community.”

The Condo Update for Marijuana Laws — Part 1 of “The Cannabis Act and your condo: how to manage the changes and protect your community.”

Judging by mail and emails to Condo.ca, many owners and condo managers are very concerned about the new “Marijuana Laws.” Every week there’s a new question to “Ask the Lawyer” columnist Richard P. Hoffman. [See his previous answer here>>] There is a lot of mis-information on this topic. Some of the issues are similar to… Continue Reading

The Captain’s Suite — William Shatner Calls Out Condo Developer, Hilarity Ensues

The Captain’s Suite — William Shatner Calls Out Condo Developer, Hilarity Ensues

On November 21, William Shatner sent out a tweet, calling out condo developer Brad J Lamb for using the actor’s name and likeness. You can’t buy publicity this good.   Shatner’s tweet sparked a conversation between his fans, who had a field day with their Star Trek-inspired responses.   Others feigned shock and outrage at… Continue Reading

Toronto Transit Commission running ghost trains: operators familiarize themselves with line 1 extension and new stations

Toronto Transit Commission running ghost trains: operators familiarize themselves with line 1 extension and new stations

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) began conducting tests on its Line 1 extension, known as the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, between Sheppard West and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre on Sunday, November 26th. The extension, which cost $3.1 billion, was funded by the federal and provincial governments and the Regional Municipality of York.     The testing… Continue Reading

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) must allow greater online access to selling prices, Federal Court of Appeal rules

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) must allow greater online access to selling prices, Federal Court of Appeal rules

Access to valuable resale information — such as how much a house sold for — will soon be available to ordinary house hunters, assuming the Toronto Real Estate Board abides by a Federal Court of Appeal dismissal of their appeal of a previous Competition Tribunal ruling. Last year, in April, the tribunal had ordered TREB… Continue Reading

HO-HO-HOliday buzz — 16 things to do and see in the GTA; events and activities in the Toronto area for December

HO-HO-HOliday buzz — 16 things to do and see in the GTA; events and activities in the Toronto area for December

We’re not sure if it will be a white Christmas or not this year, but there will be plenty of merriment this December. Here’s what’s happening around the Greater Toronto Area.     150 Years of Canadian Christmas Celebrate 150 years of Canadian Christmas at Casa Loma. The celebration will be held December 1st through… Continue Reading

Binary design: super chic looks in black and white or black and gold for condominiums

Binary design: super chic looks in black and white or black and gold for condominiums

Adorning your home in binary colours — notably black and white, or black and gold — décor gives it a modern feel. It also evokes a sense of elegance and sophistication. Black accessories and bold pieces of furniture catch the eye, and countering that sharpness with white décor and furnishings adds a dramatic flair to… Continue Reading

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