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Industry

A Towering Achievement: Tridel Celebrates 90th Anniversary (With More Toronto Development Plans)

Tridel has been in the game for nearly a century and has built enough homes to house a mid-sized city over that timespan. The pioneering Toronto real estate developer was even among the first in Canada to embrace the then-new condominium model in the mid-20th century.

Affordable Housing

"A Brutal System": Toronto's Affordable Housing Lotteries Need An Upgrade

Since March 2018, when the city began using a lottery system for new affordable housing, it has overseen 18 lotteries, for a total of 858 affordable units. But the current system isn't working for everybody.

Mortgages

A Rate Cut Won’t Save You (Or The Housing Market)

“If what we’re looking at is housing affordability, then… an interest-rate cut is merely going to fuel the market further still — and that’s going to be across all Canadian markets."

Development Projects

Pinedale Looks To Replace Mid-Rise Rental With 69-Storey Tower In Toronto

In an application submitted to the City last month, the developer proposes demolishing the Mid-Town Apartments, a seven-storey, 61-unit purpose-built apartment building at 137 Isabella, and a neighbouring detached home.

Renting

Affordable Rental Lottery Opens For Toronto's Galleria On The Park

Renters will be chosen at random through a lottery system for Galleria on the Park's 135 affordable units, with rent prices starting at $1,589.

Development Projects

RioCan Doubles Density On Proposed Dufferin Development

RioCan has gone back to the drawing board in a big way, doubling the density on a proposed Toronto mixed-use rental development for 3180 Dufferin St. that originally dates back to 2021.

Development Projects

STOREYS' 2022 Real Estate Project of the Year: 8 Elm

8 Elm, the 69-storey tower slated for Toronto has a star team of builders, architects, and designers -- not to mention an actual movie star.

Toronto
Development Projects

New Church Tower Proposal to Expand Community Heart in L'Amoreaux

A new tower proposed on the site of an existing church in Scarborough will not only offer the funds to refurbish the place of worship, but add over 200 units.

Development Projects

Proposed Tower Pair is the Latest Addition to Fairview Mall Neighbourhood

A proposed pair of towers will be the latest addition to the rapidly expanding Fairview Mall neighbourhood, with nearly 600 residential units.

Development Projects

New Avenue Road Build to Blend Historic Charm with Contemporary Design

A new proposal for a nine-storey building at 110-116 Avenue Road will incorporate two historic semi-detached houses, for a blend of old and new design.

Development Projects

10-Tower Proposal to Bring Over 3,000 Homes to Dixie Community

A massive new proposal to build 10 towers at 1580-1650 Dundas Street East in Mississauga will add over 3,000 units to the neighbourhood, and a new park.

Mississauga