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November 23, 2018

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Here’s everything you need to keep you in the know …


Toronto:

How Long Will It Take Before Doug Ford Goes After Toronto’s Waterfront?

When Toronto Mayor John Tory visited the site of a collapsed bridge in the east end last weekend, it was hard not to feel sorry for the poor man.

This Toronto Condo Listing Is Nice But The Outside Will Blow You Away

Another day, another beautiful Toronto condo listing we can’t afford.What’s different with this particular listing though, is that while the inside is nice, if you’re into modern design and top-drawer appliances, we would literally spend our entire time outside.

Inside The Eclectic Home of Misfit Studio Founder, Amber Joliat

Not just anybody gets asked by Goop—Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle empire—to lead a workout class at one of their much sought-after conferences. But then again, Amber Joliat isn’t just anybody.

This Quirky Toronto Listing Is Going For Just Under $3 Million

Over the years we’ve seen some interesting properties here at Toronto Storeys.  From a seductive loft to a lavish boathouse, there’s no shortage of quirky Toronto listings. The latest is none other than 1 Bond Ave.

Toronto Road Closures To Steer Clear Of This Weekend

We made it through last weekend’s Toronto road closures and the hectic weekend that was the Santa Claus Parade. Luckily, this weekend is looking a little lighter so, traffic should be moving a little better for your weekend travels.

Canada:

6 Canadian Cities Make Best Cities In The World For Finding A Job List

Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City and Montreal are some of the best cities in the world for finding a job.

Canada Post Expects Delays Will Last Until At Least January 2019

If you were relying on Canada Post to deliver your holiday gifts this year, we have some bad news.

This Common Mistake Could Mean More Mortgage Payments

For those with a variable mortgage, ever-increasing interest rates might make you feel like you’re caught in a game of chicken.

Are Bankruptcy Rates In Canada Rising?

Just days after the Bank of Canada said they’ve seen a decline in “deeply indebted borrowers,” the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) says within the next year, there will be a rise in household bankruptcy rates in Canada.

U.S.A:

The Best Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals For Your Home

The infamous day of shopping officially falls on Nov. 23 and is followed by Cyber Monday on Nov. 26. But some retailers keep the deals going days and sometimes weeks before and after the two days.

Storied Love Nest of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Is Listed for $2.7M (Realtor.com)

You won't find this gorgeous Spanish Revival home in Los Angeles on many lists of Marilyn Monroe's known residences.

Here's Exactly How Much House You Can Afford On Your Salary (CNBC News)

How much house can you afford based on your salary? Real estate expert and Shark Tank host, Barbara Corcoran, has a rule of thumb

International:

New Report Details Four Ways TTC Lags Behind Other Major Cities

Ask most Toronto commuters about the TTC and you’ll probably be met with a groan or a pair of rolled eyes. But despite being poorly funded, haphazardly governed, and too expensive, more passengers ride Toronto transit than any other major North American city according to a report, called Mixed Signals.

5 Awesome Shopping Apps That Will Save You Money Over The Holidays

We all have that friend who always seems to get the best deals while shopping. You know the one.

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Renting

Brampton To Resume Landlord Licensing Pilot In March Despite Public Outcry

City of Brampton staff have said that they intend to relaunch the hotly contested Residential Rental Licensing pilot program with new and clarified parameters next month.

Development Projects

'A Centre Of Gravity': Building A Post-Pandemic Student Hub

Located at the southwest corner of Rathburn Road West and Duke of York Boulevard, the building is the third on Sheridan College's Mississauga campus and is the only one dedicated entirely to student life

Richmond Hill

This GTA Storage Solution Takes The Stress Out Of Downsizing

Downsizing makes a lot of sense in today’s climate, and it's no surprise that it’s an increasingly popular move (no pun intended) in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Industry

Site Of Planned 28-Storey Tower In Vancouver West End To Be Sold After Foreclosure

​The foreclosure proceedings against the 1555 Robson Street site, owned by Vivagrand Developments, were launched in June 2023.

Renting

Canada’s Priciest Rental Markets Continue To Soften In January

By contrast, rental market conditions continued to heat up nationally and in markets heralded for their affordability, according to new national data.

Policy

BC United Releases Housing Platform Ahead Of 2024 Provincial Election

Led by Kevin Falcon, BC United's housing platform for the 2024 election includes eliminating PST on new residential construction and a rent-to-own program.

Industry

3-Tower Project In Brampton Under Receivership Over $10M Vendor Take-Back Mortgage

Court documents show that the debtor failed to cough up a $400,000 interest payment to Homedale-Eagle Corporation that was due on November 2, 2023, and has been in default of the loan ever since.

Real Estate News

Declining Multi-Unit Construction Causes Housing Starts To Slip In January

Starts are expected to continue to decline in the near term, but impending interest rate cuts could spur sales, leading to an eventual rebound in homebuilding.

Economy

Canada In Store For 1.25% Interest Rate Cut In 2024: CIBC

In its latest provincial forecast, CIBC Capital Markets predicts that the country could be in store for a 125-basis-point rate cut this year.

Taxes

Toronto Passes 2024 Budget, 9.5% Tax Hike For Residential Properties

City Council voted in favour of the 9.5% increase to the residential property tax rate when they met on Wednesday to finalize the 2024 budget.

Retail

Donnelly Group Restructuring To See 7 Vancouver Pubs Sold

​Donnelly Group, the owner of the Cinema Public House, Granville Room, and Hello Goodbye bars, filed for creditor protection in May 2023.

Development Projects

Architectural Transformation Of The ROM To Break Ground This Month

Wednesday marked the launch of OpenROM: a three-year-long project that will see the Royal Ontario Museum’s main floor and Bloor Street entrance reimagined.

Development Projects

The 5 Most Expensive Calgary Developments Completed In 2023

From strata high-rises to a retirement residence, Calgary's five most expensive developments to finish construction in 2023 had a total value of approximately $391M.

Urban Living

What's Open And Closed In Toronto On Family Day

February 19 may be a statutory holiday, but many malls, stores, and attractions will still be open, albeit with modified hours.