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Jennifer Keesmaat’s Plan: Affordable Housing, Possible Property Tax Hike [EXCLUSIVE]

You can’t see them but Jennifer Keesmaat is wearing two hats. She has her former city planner’s chapeau and that of a would-be Toronto mayor. She might well argue that they are one and the same given the city’s crying need for affordable housing, better transit and the challenge of making it a liveable city for the thousands who flock to Ontario’s capital every year.

Here’s What We Know About Toronto’s New Sex Doll Brothel [UPDATE]

Toronto’s newest real estate acquisition was bought for the purpose of providing the sexual services of the world’s most beautiful silicone ladies. A decades-old city bylaw that prohibits “adult entertainment” establishments in Willowdale, will prevent Aura Dolls from its planned opening Sep. 8 — at least at its originally intended location.

The 2018 CNE Air Show: Everything You Need To Know About The Canadian International Air Show

The 69th annual CNE Air Show soars over Lake Ontario this Labour Day weekend for another death-defying performance.

Site Seeing With Hume: Ivory On Adelaide Gets Its Grade

Few streets have felt the impact of the Toronto condo boom more than Adelaide St. E. A decade ago, it was lined with historic buildings and old industrial sites — most notably the former bakery now occupied by George Brown College.

Majority Of Renters ‘Seriously’ Consider Leaving GTA: Housing Affordability Worsening [POLL]

The rent is just too damn high. And so is the cost of owning a home in the Greater Toronto Area. In fact, the affordable housing situation in the GTA is worsening according to renters and homeowners.

What Ward Do You Live In? Here’s Toronto’s New Wards Map — At Least For Now

Toronto can change quickly. Usually, when it comes to politics it doesn’t change that fast. But it’s amazing how swiftly politics can move when it wants to.

Martin Short And Friends Fight To Save Muskoka From Condos And Over-Development

Proving still waters can run deep, cottagers and residents alike are protesting new multi-unit condominium projects around the lakes that have made the region famous.

Inside The Heavenly Home Of Trendsetter Alyssa Garrison AKA @RandomActsofPastel

Alyssa Garrison, founder of Random Acts of Pastel, is a pastel-obsessed writer and blogger known to her many fans under her @RandomActsofPastel moniker.

Toronto Road Closures To Watch For This Labour Day Long Weekend

It wouldn’t be a long weekend in Toronto without some annoying Toronto road closures, and we have the whole list for you.

Labour Day Weekend In Toronto: What’s Open, What’s Closed, And Things You Can Do

We’re finally here, Toronto, the last long weekend of the summer. We have your complete guide to what’s open and closed this Labour Day Weekend, so you can plan the best weekend possible.

Free Toronto Festivals, Movies — And Bagels This Labour Day Long Weekend

It’s maybe the last time until Thanksgiving that you will have a Monday free, Toronto. That means that you should make the most of this long weekend by checking out some of the amazing free events we’ve collected for you.

Canada

Will Justin Trudeau Include A Housing Strategy For Renters In His Campaign?

Well, if you were hoping for a reprieve to your end-of-the-month money problems after the next election — were Justin Trudeau and the Liberals to win — your hopes might very well be dashed.

The Top-Rated Workplaces: Here Are The Best Places To Work In Canada

The best places to work in Canada have been unveiled — and three of the top five places to work in the country are headquartered in Toronto.

Canada’s Most Competitive Housing Markets Are Not Where You Think (Huffington Post)

With just 43 sales for every 100 homes listed, Vancouver is the country’s second-weakest housing market.

U.S.A.

A Tour Of Justin Bieber’s Wild History With Real Estate (New York Post)

Canadian superstar Justin Bieber has rested his well-coiffed head all over the world. And Realtor.com has the real estate proof to back it up.

Most Expensive Home Ever Sold In Dallas Now Back On The Market (Forbes)

The property is considered one of the most architecturally significant private estates in the country.

Freddie Mac Has a New Plan to Cap Rent Increases (Realtor.com)

Freddie Mac, the country’s largest backer of apartment loans, is rolling out a new program that will offer lower-cost financing to owners who agree to cap rent increases for the life of their loans.

International

Home Sweet Home Alone: The Psychological Benefits To Living On Your Own

More Canadians than ever before are living alone — yes, choosing to live alone. Gone are the stereotypes of solo living as lonely, cat-filled days spent drowning at the bottom of an ice cream carton.

Behr Unveils Its 2019 Colour Of The Year And The Internet Loves It

It complements any room. It’s soothing. And it is called a blueprint for the future. Behr Paint’s 2019 Colour of the Year is Blueprint, S470-5. The shade is described as a mid-tone blue that is “warmer than denim and softer than navy.”

Cracks Are Appearing In The World’s Most Desirable Property Markets — Including Toronto (Financial Post)

From London to Sydney and Beijing to New York, house prices in some of the world’s most sought-after cities are heading south.

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