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Original article via The Star. Click here to read. In the face of a correction in Toronto’s housing market, sellers aren’t panicking. Even with transactions at their lowest level since the 2009 recession, sellers in Canada’s largest city have avoided listing their homes en masse in......

Original article via Architects Newspaper. Click here to read. A 44-story tower has been proposed to top one of Toronto’s most beloved pieces of 20th-century architecture—and many Torontonians aren’t happy. The former Bank of Canada building, built in 1958 and designed by Marani & Morris, currently stands......

Original article via BlogTO. Click here to read. Ontario continues to move forward with its $100 million renovation of Toronto’s most famous theme park-turned-ghost park-turned-beautiful urban park and trail. Last spring saw the opening of several revitalized spaces at Ontario Place, most notably on the island’s east end, while winter......

Original article via Toronto Star. Click here to read. The push for a Google-affiliated high-tech neighbourhood has Torontonians worried about data protection and privacy but eager for innovations on everything from housing to pet ownership. Sidewalk Labs, the Manhattan-based urban innovation firm co-developing the proposal, on......

Original article via MoneySense. Click here to read. These are our picks for the best neighbourhoods to buy real estate in Toronto’s core, but if you’d rather live farther from the hustle and bustle of downtown, we have more suggestions. We ranked the best neighbourhoods in......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Thanks to technology, many people can now work from home in their pyjamas far away from annoying co-workers. Turns out, a lot of them would rather get dressed and take their chances with office mates, annoying......

Original article via BNN. Click here to read. Condo rents in the Greater Toronto Area have gotten pricier as it becomes harder to find vacant units amid strong demand, according to new data from the Toronto Real Estate Board. The data, released Monday, revealed the average......

Original article via Futurism. Click here to read. Toronto’s about to get the “world’s first neighborhood built from the internet-up,” according to the company behind the project. Residents, though, aren’t totally sold on the idea. Reuters reports that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and its “urban innovation company,” Sidewalk......

Original article via Move Smartly. Click here to read. The headlines and the recent numbers about the Greater Toronto Area’s real estate market have not been great this spring. Average home prices are down 14% in March and sales are down 40% year-over-year – the type......

Original article via Huffington Post. Click here to read. Chinese consumers will soon be able to buy a home in Canada with the click of a button. Real estate portal Juwai, which markets overseas properties to mainland Chinese buyers, has signed an agreement with online retail......

Original article via Bloomberg. Click here to read. It’s a tale of two housing markets in the Toronto area as Canada’s biggest city gears up for the crucial spring selling season: sales of big detached homes are slow, while condo deals are booming. On one side......

Original article via Metro News. Click here to read. The changing real estate market hasn’t deterred celebrity investor Scott McGillivray from home flipping. If anything, he says a sales slump and tougher financing rules can make this a great time to make money. “The truth is most of the......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. With the 20th and second last instalment of our Growth to Watch For 2018 series, we arrive in Toronto’s Downtown Core, where some of the city’s densest and tallest developments rise. Thousands of new residents and millions of square feet......

Original article via Toronto Storeys. Click here to read. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has his suit jacket off, his tie loosened and is looking rather relaxed after fielding questions from reporters about everything from personal security to NAFTA negotiations. But during the Toronto availability, he wasn’t......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. The past several years have seen George Brown College faculty and students working towards building a sustainable future—from product research to entire retrofits of Toronto’s solid masonry constructed homes. Steffanie Adams, professor at the School of Architectural......

Original article via The Star. Click here to read.  The Toronto region’s soft housing market has caught up with luxury buyers in the first part of the year, with sales of $3 million-plus properties down as much as 60 per cent from the fevered activity of......

Original article via Financial Post. Click here to read. The red-hot condominium market drove an increase in new home construction in Canada last month as starts of single detached houses continued to fall, new data shows. Housing starts rose to 229,737 in February, a 7 per......

Original article via Toronto Star. Click here to read. The pace of new home construction picked up unexpectedly in February driven by strength in the condo market in major cities, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Thursday. Meanwhile, Statistics Canada reported that building permits rose beyond......

Original article via Toronto Star. Click here to read. If you can buy your groceries or a vacation online with your credit card, why not a condo? A Kitchener developer and a Toronto home development web hub have launched a feature that allows consumers to buy......

Original article via BuzzBuzzHome. Click here to read. January was a cool month for the Canadian housing market, as national home sales dropped 14.5 per cent month-over-month. “We expect some near-term volatility to persist in the market, as the fallout from the new mortgage rules and......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. Last week, Waterfront Toronto held a community consultation at the Daniels Spectrum to share information on the Port Lands Flood Protection & Enabling Infrastructure (PLFPEI) project and collect public feedback on the design of Promontory Park and the River......

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read. Toronto city council is looking to sell almost 800 residential homes and rooming houses owned by Toronto Community Housing Corp. to buyers who will keep the units as affordable housing. While the Rob Ford administration pushed......

Original article via Urban Toronto. Click here to read. One of Toronto’s most active areas for development is downtown west, and the Portland Property Group are a part of this move. ‘Portland Commons’ is the name given to their proposal to build a office complex, with elements varying......

Original article via CBC. Click here to read. When most people hear the word Bitcoin, they think zero regulation and unpredictability, basically the Wild West of currency. But not businessman Derryn Shrosbree. “I’m an ex-derivative trader from Wall Street, so I don’t mind volatility that much,” said......

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