Not enough seems to have been done on the supply side, and that will affect the long term. Density should be addressed, land use issues should be dealt with, and the length of time for approvals created by a Committee of Adjustment AND an Ontario Municipal Board, duking it out on every project adding months or years and huge cost overruns to each decision around intensification, too.
Our city is a work in progress. Even before the new Crosstown LRT project peppered Eglinton Avenue with work sites, Toronto often felt like a lively, lived-in construction zone. But as chaotic as it can sometimes be, there is at least a little method to the madness. There is a Plan, and behind it, a
Condos have become a part of Toronto life. They’re as omnipresent as the CN Tower or signal problems on the TTC. Between 2012 and the end of 2016, 683 projects were completed, boasting 91,855 units. For many people, buying a condo is the only way to break into the housing market. Most folks will become
Members of various demographic groups shop for mortgages in different ways. Do the contrasts in the way the baby boomers and the millennials shop for mortgages tell us something about modern home buying? You bet. A pair of mortgage professionals recently took the time to chat about the way Canadians of different generations think debt
Richard has recently attended an exciting event in New Delhi, India. The beautiful venues at The Taj Palace Hotel hosted a variety of guests who were eager to witness Global Luxury Realty Conclave. A first of its kind convention and exhibition of India and International Luxury Real Estate India, the two trillion dollar economy, has
We have not been good at telling our urban stories. Which leads to not appreciating the city, and overlooking the great things that we have here.
Torontoism has joined up with the commerce in hopes of fostering closer ties and helping anyone who may be making the transition between companies.
What do you call a cultured American? A Canadian. All right, I know. It's easy to make fun our neighbours to the south – especially now, in this era of fake news, loud hair, and belligerent patriotism – so perhaps we should take some time to exercise our somewhat flabby appreciation muscles by acknowledging some
I joined an interesting panel discussion at Banff Western Connection 2017. The debate question was are baby boomers salesmen pushed out? Here's my 'against' argument. I am a boomer, senior citizen, and I have been selling property since before my colleague Amie was born! In my business life, I have been involved in technology and
Richard for the Globe and Mail: Ontario’s lack of foreign-buyer data sparks concern about a Toronto housing crisis
It is impossible to know what impact international capital is having because no official data are being collected.
We have decided to refresh one of our most popular articles with crisp new pictures! Plus, we added Reunion Island Coffee Bar to the list of locations where it is as enjoyable to work as drink coffee. Head to the 10 best cafés to work from in Toronto article and let us know how you
The Toronto Real Estate Board says 4.9% of transactions involve foreign buyers. But some fear the number is low. As Toronto area housing prices have soared, so too has conjecture about the role of foreign property buyers in driving up the market. When the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) released data on Tuesday showing only
Everybody is aware of the pros of working from home, but nobody is talking about the huge, unproductive, disorganized elephant in the room.
No one was suprised when TREB President Larry Cerqua announced that 2016 was a record year for home sales in the Greater Toronto Area.
Lady Winter has come and there is no sign of her leaving Toronto. Just when the temperatures have finally started to rise a bit, another round of snow was announced for the beginning of next week.
Chinese buyers have influxed the Canadian market and that too has fuelled the market prices sharply and trend does not look having a slowdown in foreseeable future.
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I was looking at basically coming up with a way to integrate some ideas, kind of trying to capture people's experiences and their emotional connection to the spaces that are important to them.
It is up to the city administrators to decide how they can preserve Toronto's rich vibrant past. The amalgamation of modernisation with the city's lively history will strike the right balance for Canadians and tourists alike to celebrate Toronto’s past, present and future, all at the same time.