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Consumers need better information to cope with intensification

The Consumers Council of Canada (CCC) wants Canadians to be more aware of their rights and responsibilities as consumers with respect to housing in cities like Toronto, where intensification is rapidly changing the way neighbourhoods are developed. The CCC undertook to study the effects of intensification on people’s lives in Canada’s major cities, as more and more people, especially in Toronto, choose to live in high-rise condominiums. Are those people aware of their rights regarding health and safety issues, building codes, technical standards, insurance? Do they understand the concept of shared condominium ownership? Are they sufficiently well informed about how intensification, whether it has already occurred or is going to ... Read More »

Tridel releases floor plans for chic new Parfait condos

Tridel has released floor plans for two suites at its brand new Parfait boutique condominiums in North York. The newest and final addition to the hugely successful Atria community on Sheppard Avenue east of the 404, Parfait is being called “the cherry on top.” The sweet fruit and food imagery pervades the “deliciously priced, delectably spacious” suites at Parfait, one of which is The Blueberry, the other The Passion Fruit. The Blueberry is “deliciously open concept,” with two bedrooms plus den and a very entertainment-friendly living/dining area that stretches more than twenty-three feet. Southwestern exposure brings the natural light of late afternoon and evening flooding in. A south-facing balcony running ... Read More »

Progress on health and wellness, slavery, environment, food industry says

The next time you go to the supermarket to pick up a few things for dinner, chances are you won’t be thinking about slavery and forced labour, tropical deforestation, food fraud, and inappropriate marketing to children. Those terrible crimes and abuses, however, are all around you as you navigate the food aisles. Buy something made with palm oil and you are contributing to the destruction, every minute, of fifty football fields worth of tropical rain forest. Pick up a jar of seafood sauce and, if you bother to look at the back label, you are almost as likely to be deceived as informed about the true energy values of the ... Read More »

Register now for North York’s sweetest condos: Parfait, from Tridel Dorsay

The Tridel Dorsay condominium community of Atria has been a runaway success since it launched in 2012. First came Alto and Parkside, then Trio, each a distinctive part of a grand master-planned community conveniently located on Sheppard Avenue east of Highway 404. Now Tridel is announcing the sweet icing on the cake, or the cherry on the top. Parfait at Atria is now open for registration. Parfait will be a boutique condo, occupying a unique, special place among the other three buildings in the delightful Atria community, packed with fine-living features and amenities to make life sweeter for residents. Find out more about Parfait’s “deliciously priced, delectably spacious” suites at ... Read More »

SCALA ravine condos from Tridel now selling

Tridel has announced that its fabulous new SCALA condos, set on the edge of a lush ravine near the East Don River near Bayview Avenue and Leslie Street, are now selling. The strikingly designed SCALA, surrounded by soothing green space, will rise in a series of terraces that create a distinctive stairway profile visible from all around. The lucky few who manage to get one of the fabulous terrace suites—they are selling fast—will enjoy a standard and style of condo living that’s rare, as well as unparalleled views over the ravine and river. While the tranquil location will no doubt give residents a most serene and restful place to come home to, this is no ... Read More »

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