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With new build condos surging in popularity, buyers are confused by terminology; helping simplify Interim Occupancy Period, Registration Date and other terms

With new build condos surging in popularity, buyers are confused by terminology; helping simplify Interim Occupancy Period, Registration Date and other terms

Apartment condominiums continue to dominate the market in urban areas of the GTA, and within that segment are a growing majority who prefer new-build and pre-build condos. The advantages of new-build are substantial and compelling — customization, brand new condo, no depreciation, often buying at prices set in lower markets, warranties — but at the… Continue Reading

Toronto Cracks Down on Overnight Parking

Toronto Cracks Down on Overnight Parking

The city of Toronto is cracking down on overnight parking by eliminating thousands of free parking spots throughout the downtown core and in East York. Public consultations will take place in Toronto, East York, and at City Hall between April 3rd and 10th. Following the move, city-issued overnight parking permits will be required wherever parking… Continue Reading

Tips for Dealing with Noisy Condo Neighbours

Tips for Dealing with Noisy Condo Neighbours

  Life in a condominium comes with a lot of perks… a sense of community, a playground for the little ones, walking distance of local businesses, and access to a pool and gym without needing to pay a membership fee. One downside, however, is the potential for unwelcome noise emanating from a neighbouring unit. Certain… 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

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

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