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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

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

Ontario Provides Support for Expansion of Community Hubs

Ontario Provides Support for Expansion of Community Hubs

  Ontario has committed to supporting the expansion of community hubs across the province with the addition of four projects. The province will provide funding to cover property holding costs through the Surplus Property Transition Initiative. Costs covered include up to 18 months of ongoing operating and maintenance costs. One of the projects included in… Continue Reading

Fears Emerge Concerning Quayside

Fears Emerge Concerning Quayside

  Toronto’s futuristic, waterfront metropolis is coming this year, and the city is bursting with anticipation… and, in some cases, fear. Quayside was designed as a place where technology meets urbanism. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the project would create technology that will help “build smarter, greener, more inclusive” communities. Sensors and cameras will… Continue Reading

Community profile: Auberge on the Park, the right balance of location, amenities and design surrounded by a network of parks

Community profile: Auberge on the Park, the right balance of location, amenities and design surrounded by a network of parks

Auberge on the Park, already one of the go-to condominium pre-construction communities, added to their already diverse collection of home styles with airy two-story lofts, large townhouses, and even expansive terrace suites. Auberge on the Park is a meticulously planned community by Tridel, one of Canada’s best builders, with the nearly ideal mix of home… Continue Reading

New condo rules from Ontario government further regulate condo boards; protection for owners; may make discourage volunteers for condo board?

New condo rules from Ontario government further regulate condo boards; protection for owners; may make discourage volunteers for condo board?

New condo rules from the Ontario government promise to protect owners from the rare unscrupulous condo board – but may have the unintended effect of discouraging volunteer board members. [As previously reported (with full draft language) “New Condominium Owners Act Now Published” here>>] New Condominium Authority of Ontario As with any regulation that protects, the… Continue Reading

Purchasing Your Condo: Out with the Old, In with the New? Pros and cons of pre-build condos, as they surge in popularity

Purchasing Your Condo: Out with the Old, In with the New? Pros and cons of pre-build condos, as they surge in popularity

Especially now, with the move towards condominiums as a buyer-preference in the Greater Toronto Area — and a shortage of available listings — deciding between new pre-build and resale is often the first decision to be made. Especially for families, who require 2 or 3-bedrooms, there are typically more choices in pre-build condos. Many modern… Continue Reading

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