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Urban goes vertical: Canadians looking for condos as average home prices soar; What $495,100 will buy you in 50 cities

Urban goes vertical: Canadians looking for condos as average home prices soar; What $495,100 will buy you in 50 cities

Toronto’s about urban lifestyle, access, amenities and vibrant economy — it’s not about mega homes and lots of bedrooms. If you’re willing to go vertical, the average price of a home nationally, $495,100, will buy you up to 2.1 bedrooms in Toronto — according to a new report. Meanwhile, picturesque Vancouver is the least affordable… Continue Reading

Tips for Reducing Noise Pollution in Your Condo

Tips for Reducing Noise Pollution in Your Condo

​When you live in the city, you are almost always surrounded by noise. Loud neighbours, parties, crying babies, and traffic all contribute to your condo’s noise pollution. If it gets to be too much at times, then consider taking some steps to reduce the noise, especially if you live in a small condo with thin… Continue Reading

PYOB – Pick Your Own Berries Season Opening

PYOB – Pick Your Own Berries Season Opening

​Strawberry-picking season begins mid-June, so this is the perfect time to get outside and explore your community. Berry-picking has become a summer tradition for Torontonians as well as those in surrounding locations. Many who grew up in southern Ontario spent summers picking berries and now enjoy carrying on that tradition with their own families. In… Continue Reading

Condo Dignity for the Independent Elderly Part III

Condo Dignity for the Independent Elderly Part III

​In Parts I and II of our series, we discussed a range of devices and gadgets that can help the elderly stay connected and perform day-to-day tasks, while maintaining their independence. This included everything from the Roomba to monitoring systems to kitchen gadgets and more. In this third part, we will focus more on day-to-day… Continue Reading

Condo Dignity for the Independent Elderly Part II

Condo Dignity for the Independent Elderly Part II

Part 1 of this series here >>    ​In Part I of our series, we discussed a range of devices and gadgets that can help the elderly stay connected and maintain their independence. Cell phones are an obvious choice, as they can keep you in touch with friends and family, while also giving you a… Continue Reading

Controversy Surrounds Marijuana Ban in Condos

Controversy Surrounds Marijuana Ban in Condos

​As Canadians brace themselves for the legalization of marijuana, many property managers and condo boards have begun to implement their own policies regarding the substance, with some banning its use altogether. Residents remain divided on the issue, with some suggesting that the move is a violation of their right to use what will be a… Continue Reading

Retirement Living in Condos

Retirement Living in Condos

​Life is full of milestones and experiences, ups and downs, and lessons learned. As children, we learn how to walk, talk, and care for ourselves from our parents. As teenagers, we begin to branch out and learn how to take some responsibility for ourselves, learn to drive, and get our first jobs. Then as adults,… Continue Reading

Condo dignity for the independent elderly Part 1: devices and gadgets that can help keep us self-sufficient in our condominiums

Condo dignity for the independent elderly Part 1: devices and gadgets that can help keep us self-sufficient in our condominiums

With children long gone (hopefully), and lifestyles changing rapidly for large cohorts of aging condo dwellers, independence in the condo is more important than ever. It’s more than idealistic talk about freedom and happiness. Part 1 of this series: staying connected for the independent senior     At its heart, independence in one’s own home… Continue Reading

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