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Cars Outduel Bullets Killing > 42!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Cars Outduel Bullets Killing > 42! Toronto drivers have now killed more individuals than all the loudly pronounced shootings through 2019. Yet, this scope of mass murder has mysteriously remained a benign issue with all levels of media, except till the Christmas week massacre at Centennial Co...

Missing Middle Key to Housing Affordability

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Missing Middle Key to Housing Affordability Toronto just hosted the National Housing Innovation Event Series; several salient points were forwarded. The City of Toronto announced a $24B housing action designed to deliver 40,000 housing units over the next decade. The chairman of CMHC, Evan Siddal...

Locating Affordable Condos in Toronto!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Toronto is still defying all housing expectations! Presently, there are 162 residential high rise cranes operating throughout the city; this is more than NYC, LA & Chicago combined. Despite this decade-long building boom, prices across the board continue to percolate upward. So where does one...

Toronto Home Prices Rise in October as Listings Plunge 18.8%

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

What explains this new frothiness in the G.T.A real estate market? Is it as simple as diminished supply versus an insatiable demand? Can it be attributed to purchasers becoming acclimatized to the federal government’s 2017 stress test? The 15% drop in value of Terra Firma properties through...

What is a Heritage Home?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Many ask, how does a property become a Heritage listed home, property or site? 1: It must be rare & representative of an older style or construction method. 2: Have a direct association with someone or something significant to the community. 3: Potentially yield information that contributes t...

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Why has Vision Zero Failed?

Friday, October 11, 2019

Why has Vision Zero Failed? If statistical projections hold true, then sadly, 2200 pedestrians will be struck by a vehicle (other than a bike) by the end of 2019  in the City of Toronto alone. 70% of these accidents will occur between the fall & spring equinox, due to shortened daylight hours...

Not Far from the Tree!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn     In one of our blog posts from July 23rd, 2019, titled Living in the City and Loving it! we had discussed various comm...

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How is your King Street Commute?

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

How is your King Street Commute? It seems that the pilot study of deterring vehicles from utilizing King Street as a primary commuting artery has, by all accounts, succeeded beyond almost everyone’s expectations. The recent review (see link below) states that streetcar ridership is up by 16...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of watching a program which featured vast numbers of community minded organizations which are shaping the landscape of what we call the communities of “Toronto”. Programs such as NOT FAR FROM THE TREE, which focuses on picking and sharing fruit from the...

Toronto Sales Numbers Jump 10% From Last Year!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  The Yonge/ Dundas corridor has literally been on fire, especially with entry level condos. Could this be a precedent of things to come from the new Federal first time buyer program? Hyper localized price jumps, regardless of their scale or scope, are not sustainable in the long term. Once ...

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