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Toronto Youths’ Monthly Cost of Living Increased By $400

Toronto Youths’ Monthly Cost of Living Increased By $400

  A recent survey showed that the cost of living for a young Torontonian has increased by $400 per month, covering only the basics. The main reason for this dramatic increase is rising rental costs. Analysts calculated the average cost of basic needs for modern youths. Among these were housing, transportation, groceries, phone and internet,… Continue Reading

Ontario Legislation Seeks to Address Elevator Availability

Ontario Legislation Seeks to Address Elevator Availability

  New legislation in Ontario could address elevator availability and reliability. The Reliable Elevators Act is part of the province’s commitment to tackle the growing vertical mobility issue that has spread throughout the country. The move is largely due to a recent report that aimed to define and enhance elevator reliability while ensuring that building… Continue Reading

Maven Car-Sharing Service Arrives in Canada

Maven Car-Sharing Service Arrives in Canada

  In 2016, General Motors joined the ranks of carpooling services with the introduction of their car-sharing service Maven and has since grown rapidly. Unlike Lyft and Uber, Maven emphasizes car-sharing versus ride-sharing. While ride-sharing involves driving others around or having them drive you around, car-sharing is described as sharing a vehicle with others around… Continue Reading

How to Breathe New Life into an Older Condo

How to Breathe New Life into an Older Condo

A condo boom in the 1980s saw a large number of condo buildings springing up across Toronto. Twenty years later, these units are beginning to look old and worn out. This has inspired a growing number of people to complete renovations and give their condos a new, modern look. It is important to adhere to… Continue Reading

Condo Renovation Requirements You Need to Know

Condo Renovation Requirements You Need to Know

It is no secret that renovations can be costly and time-consuming. Renovating a condominium opens a whole other can of worms, and many are not prepared to deal with the structural needs, let alone building and renovation requirements. Condominiums are heavily regulated on all fronts, and upgrading them can be headache-inducing and tiring. If you… Continue Reading

Common Condo Misconceptions

Common Condo Misconceptions

  One of the most appealing aspects of purchasing property as opposed to renting is the ability to have free reign over a home and truly make it our own. However, that is not always the case. Many home owners have found themselves engaging in heated debates with their Home Owner’s Associations, often being required… Continue Reading

Limited Housing Sparks Bidding Wars Across Ontario

Limited Housing Sparks Bidding Wars Across Ontario

  Bidding wars have broken out over the past several months as homes around the province have become few and far between, reaching what realtors describe as “historic low levels.” Housing prices have continued to increase despite a decline in sales. Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors president Tony Schmidt noted that the region continues to see… Continue Reading

Toronto Flower and Garden Festival

Toronto Flower and Garden Festival

  The Toronto Flower and Garden Festival, Canada Blooms, will be hosted alongside The National Home Show at the Enercare Centre. Canada Blooms was founded in 1996 and has grown to be the largest flower and garden festival in the country. This year, it will be teaming up with the National Home Show to create… Continue Reading

Family Day Weekend in Toronto

Family Day Weekend in Toronto

  Family Day Weekend is coming up this weekend, which means families across Toronto will be getting outdoors for four days of family-friendly activities, including festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and more. The following is a more in-depth list of the various activities offered around the city this weekend.     Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebration Chinese… Continue Reading

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