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Ontario to green light 'inclusionary zoning'

  • 2016-03-16    Laurie Monsebraaten

    Queen's Park is poised to give municipalities the power to require developers to include affordable housing in new buildings.

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TTC eyes new Cherry streetcar line to increase King St. transit

  • 2016-03-16    Zen Ruryk

    Take a ride on the Cherry express.

    TTC commissioners will be asked at their March 23 meeting to approve a new streetcar line – the 514 Cherry – with an eye to having it up and running on June 19.

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Unexpected closing costs lead to calls for greater protections for condo buyers

  • 2016-03-11    CBC News

    There are calls for more protection for condominium buyers after a group of new Scarborough homeowners said they were surprised by tens of thousands of dollars in closing costs.

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Condos throwing shade: Do downtown students have a right to light?

  • 2016-03-10    Thomas Bink

    Canadians have the right to vote, the right to practise a religion of their choice, the right to life, liberty and physical and psychological safety.

    But what about the right to light?

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Vancouver has 10,000 empty condos: city report

  • 2016-03-08    Emily Jackson

    Nearly 10,000 condos – one in eight – sit empty in Vancouver, according to a city investigation into vacant housing, a phenomenon that's often blamed for hurting affordability and sucking the life out of neighbourhoods.

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The Toronto condo bust that wasn't

  • 2016-03-07    Jamie Sturgeon

    Whatever happened to Toronto's condo bubble? The average price of a condominium in the city popped more than 17 per cent in February compared to what the same unit would have sold for just one year earlier

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It's move 'up' or move out

  • 2016-03-03    Neil Sharma

    Strong demand for new homes in the GTA has resulted in the third-highest sales year in the past decade, according to numbers just released from the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)

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Would you take your kids to a school in a condo?

  • 2016-03-03    Russ Courtney

    TDSB considers "vertical schools" to deal with space shortage

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Toronto detached homes soon only for the wealthy: Report

  • 2016-02-29    The Canadian Press

    RBC says purchasing a single, detached home in Vancouver is already out of reach for the vast majority of families.

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Condos announced for former factory, mill in Cambridge

  • 2016-02-17    CTV Kitchener

    The former American Standard factory in Cambridge, soon to be home to the Riverbank Lofts

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Sail Condos brings unique architecture to Toronto skyline

  • 2016-02-16    Toronto Sun

    Renowned international developer Opearl Developments is making its Canadian debut with Sail Condos

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Five things to know about Canada's new mortgage rules

  • 2016-02-15    The Canadian Press

    Canadians looking to buy homes between $500,000 and $1 million will have to put down larger down payments as new federal rules took effect Monday.

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Why is much of Toronto's public art found in condos?

  • 2016-02-13    Amy Grief

    In Toronto, you don't have to go to a gallery or museum to see notable art installations. That's because our city has a robust public art program that brings impressive pieces to parks and civic spaces as well as to private properties, such as condos and office buildings.

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Future-proofing condos: Waterfront communities ahead of the tech curb

  • 2016-02-11    Duncan McAllister

    Forward-looking planners, architects and designers know that broadband and information technology have a transformative effect economically and socially on our urban communities.

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The next tax on new home buyers

  • 2016-02-11    John Herbert

    Many Ontario residents don't realize that the main cause of today's housing affordability problem is constantly increasing taxes. Over the past 25 years the tax bill on a new home has increased from 3% to about 25%.

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Price gap between Toronto houses and condos expected to shrink

  • 2016-01-29    Tamsin McMahon

    The price gap between condos and houses soared 50 per cent last year in the Greater Toronto Area as values of single-family homes skyrocketed, while the condo market flatlined.

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Vancouver condo and apartment construction doubles over last year

  • 2015-12-09    Ricard Dettman

    The federal housing agency says work began on 2,089 homes, with condos and apartments accounting for 1,700 of them

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Winnipeg joins ranks of Vancouver, Toronto as foreign investors snap up condos

  • 2015-12-07    CBC News

    Urban studies expert says new foreign condo ownership numbers signal investor interest

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Toronto developers plan condominiums to appeal to one of two main types of buyer

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OMB approves landmark condo tower for Ottawa

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Toronto condo prices could skyrocket 40 percent, predicts major developer

  • 2015-12-03    Jameson Berkow

    A major real estate developer is brushing off fears of a bubble in Toronto’s red-hot condo market

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Cities on the rise: Tall condos transforming skylines across Canada

  • 2015-12-03    Duncan McAllister

    Metro takes a look at highrise residential buildings taking things to new heights from Halifax to Vancouver

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CMHC finds foreign ownership of condos low but growing

  • 2015-12-03    CBC News

    In central Vancouver it's 5.4%, central Toronto 5.8%, though CMHC admits more data needed

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Toronto condo market will continue to boom – developer

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Lenders favouring rentals over condo construction, survey shows

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Apartments catching condos in Toronto

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Taller wood–frame condos coming to Toronto

  • 2015-11-17    Chris Bateman

    A six–storey wood–frame condo could be coming to Queen and Dovercourt, thanks to new building codes passed earlier this year

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Vibrant living on Yonge at Whitehaus Condominiums

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Can high-rise condos be…pretty?

  • 2015-11-11    Sabrina Maddeaux

    Local artist James Lahey turns Concord Park Place into something worth seeing

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Sixty–five condos sold in 90 minutes at presale in Squamish

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Lighthouse condo at Toronto's waterfront area offers a culture–based package

  • 2015-11-08    Suzanne Wintrob

    It's not called City of the Arts for nothing

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Supply of condos looks good for the next 3 years

  • 2015-11-07    George Carras

    The gap between the prices of houses and condominium apartments is widening – it's grown 44% since last year

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Unsold condos in Toronto not a sign of bubble about to pop: economist

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Condos the only option for average Toronto first–time homebuyers