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How Tarion Helps Protect New Homebuyers

Fill underneath a house is replaced with lightweight fill. Image by Tarion.
August 29, 2014 5:20 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
When people buy a new home, they want to have confidence that it has been built well and according to the standards set by law. Tarion Warranty Corporation is a private corporation that regulates ... read more

Coming Soon: New Projects To Watch For In September 2014

August 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several new condominiums projects are set to emerge on the Toronto scene in the next month, and while details on some are still sketchy, here's what we have on a few of them: On Dufferin Street ... read more

Dunpar's Ossington Luxury Townhomes Close to City Fun

The Ossington Luxury Townhomes, Dunpar Homes, Toronto
August 27, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the establishment of the greenbelt around Toronto's neighbouring suburban cities and towns, established neighbourhoods and shopping streets all across the old city are revitalizing as ... read more

Kingston&Co Condos Supported by Four Pillars of Sustainability

Kingston&Co Condominiums, Toronto, TAS, Main & Main, Teeple Architects, Toronto
August 27, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Mid-rise developments are popping up all along Toronto's arterial thoroughfares, or Avenues, as the City presses for additional density in areas well served by transit. On Kingston Road in ... read more

Residences of 488 University Avenue Coming to Downtown

Residences of 488 University Avenue, Amexon Development, Core Architects
August 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
University Avenue has seen some major changes in recent years, and Toronto's grand boulevard will soon be the site of another ambitious development with Amexon Development ... read more

University Suites Bringing Condo Living to Queens University

University Suites, PRK Developments, Brookfield Multiplex, Teeple Architects
August 25, 2014 5:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Kingston, Ontario has long been home to Queen’s University, one of Canada's most prestigious insitutions of higher eduction, and one with a growing student population. Like most university towns, ... read more

KobenHavn's ParkLane Coming Soon to Port Credit Waterfront

ParkLane, Turner Fleischer Architects, KobenHavn, Mississauga
August 20, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
These days new lakefront property in the GTA usually comes in the form of high-rise condominiums, like those seen rising on the shores of Humber Bay or on Downtown's central waterfront. While the ... read more

90 Niagara's Model Suite Offers a Glimpse of Boutique Living

90 Niagara condos, by Giannone Petricone for Fieldgate Homes, Toronto
August 15, 2014 12:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Residential developments come in all shapes and sizes, and while much focus is put on the splashier high-rise projects, not everybody wants to live up in the sky. Smaller boutique-style ... read more

CBRE Releases Q2 Toronto Downtown Office Market Update

CBRE Office Market Report, Q2, second quarter, Toronto
August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
CBRE has released their second quarter update on the Toronto Downtown office market, revealing plenty of activity in the commercial real estate market. Toronto skyline, image by Jack Landau read more

DUKE Condos Offers New Incentives with Only 23% of Units Left

Duke Condos, Toronto, Quadrangle Architects, TAS
August 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While taller and taller skyscrapers will be built Downtown and in major nodes over the coming decades, Toronto is going to be growing in other areas and other ways too. On our Avenues, mid-rise ... read more

BLVD and Lifetime's The Code Condos Sold Out in Forest Hill

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime Developments
August 12, 2014 1:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Being able to offer the right product in the right location at the right price isn't always the easiest task to accomplish for property developers in Toronto, but BLVD ... read more

Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station to Bring Added Density to Yonge Street

50 at Wellesley Station, condos by Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, Toronto
August 11, 2014 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Getting around the city using a car or surface transit is becoming increasingly difficult, and the positive aspects of living right above a subway station are becoming more and more apparent to ... read more

Greater Toronto Area Housing Market Very Strong In July

Toronto Real Estate Board housing stats, figures, TREB
August 8, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The GTA housing market remained strong throughout the month of July, in fact, this past month was the second best July on record for house sales in the region, according to a recent report from ... read more

Canary Park Condos Launching to the Public This Saturday

Canary Park Condos, Toronto, by KPMB Architects for DundeeKilmer
August 7, 2014 1:05 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's Lower Don Lands have moved away from their recent past as vacant former industrial sites and are developing together into one of the Toronto's newest neighbourhoods, the Canary ... read more

Modern meets Muskoka at Lakeside Lodge in Huntsville

August 1, 2014 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The historic Deerhurst Resort has been a fixture in Muskoka for over a century, providing Ontarians with a serene lakefront getaway on the Canadian Shield, away from the hustle and ... read more

Dunpar's Heritage Gate to Add 65 Townhomes South of Streetsville

Heritage Gate Mississauga Road by Dunpar Homes
July 31, 2014 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The quaint community of Streetsville is getting some new neighbours thanks to Heritage Gate Mississauga Road, a master-planned community by Dunpar Homes coming to the south of ... read more

New Promotions Being Offered for Dundas Square Gardens

Dundas Square Gardens, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Easton's Group
July 31, 2014 9:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Major changes are coming to the intersection of Dundas and Jarvis, in the form of a new condominium development by Easton's Group called Dundas Square Gardens. The development, which ... read more

Environmental Standards Come To Toronto Rental Apartments

The CRBP banner hangs outside 7 St. Dennis Drive in North York. Image by Marcus
July 25, 2014 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
More than 500,000 people live in the hundreds of apartment complexes that spread across Toronto 630 square kilometres. On average, these  apartment residents use less water, energy, and ... read more

Daniels HighPark Condominiums Growing Amidst the Green

The view of HighPark Condominiums from High Park, Toronto
July 15, 2014 3:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Daniels HighPark Condominiums is slowly growing into the sky on Bloor Street West, halfway between Keele and High Park subway stations, and pretty much surrounded by greenery on all sides. The ... read more

90 Niagara Offers Alternative to High-Rise Living Downtown

90 Niagara condos, Giannone Petricone, Fieldgate Homes, Toronto
July 15, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The demand for housing in Downtown Toronto remains high, and much of that need is being met by the high-rise towers we see populating areas like the Entertainment District and CityPlace. ... read more