TRENDING: Laneway Housing Allowed, Canada’s Best Markets, Famous Properties’ Insane Prices

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Toronto

Laneway Housing New By-Laws Are Officially In Effect In Toronto

Laneway housing offers 2400 solutions to Toronto’s housing crisis. And now the “Changing Lanes” motion has officially concluded its required appeal periods — without appeals. So Changing Lanes can be the game changer Toronto housing needs.

Supreme Court Of Canada Finally Decides To Let You See ‘Sold Prices’ Online

The Supreme Court of Canada released its judgement this morning that will allow sold prices of homes to be made public.

Setting The Record Straight On Google’s Toronto ‘Smart City’ Project And Privacy Issues

Disguised as a mild-mannered community, based on new and innovative ideas about city building, the 12-acre experimental neighbourhood is really a nefarious attempt by big businesses to gobble up our fair burg.

Videoflicks Is Re-Opening! Toronto’s Iconic Business To Have Grand Re-Opening Soon

It’s wrong to open a story with the same word written three times over, unless that word is Videoflicks — one of Toronto’s most iconic and beloved independent businesses.

How 10 Developers Are Doing Toronto Good In Ways You’d Never Expect

It’s often the case that large corporations help do Toronto good in ways that we never truly appreciate. In this case, we’re highlighting 10 Toronto developers who support the local communities, people, and culture of the city.

Toronto Has The Most Cranes In North America — Which Means The Most Development

It may not be a glorious sight, but the sight shows a bright future: Right now, Toronto has the most construction cranes in North America — which indicates massive development.

More Than 1000 Residents Displaced By Highrise Fire, Mayor Calls For Your Help

More than 1,000 Toronto residents have suddenly found themselves without a home this morning. And you may be able to help.

7 Ways Toronto Street Parking Signs Will Fool You And Land You A Ticket

The city’s population is growing quickly and there are limited parking spaces available for the number of vehicles in the city. Some signs are difficult to understand. Some are hidden.

I Have Terminal Cancer. Here’s What ‘Home’ Means To Me Now.

Twelve to 18 months. That’s what my prognosis was at my last oncology appointment. I’m sure many of us have had this macabre fantasy when we’re lying in bed late at night — you have cancer. Incurable. Get your affairs in order.

Free Food Events And Movie Screenings This Weekend 

There’s no such thing as a free lunch but there can be a free Toronto.

Toronto Road Closures To Watch For This Weekend

Yes, Toronto road closures continue to be a nightmare. As the end of summer approaches, the attempt to get as many construction projects done before the fall has increased the number or work-related closures.

TTC Subway Closures: 4 More Stations Closed On Line 1 This Weekend

Well the old TTC is at it again with four subway stations closures announced for this weekend.

The 5 Best CNE Events This Weekend That Are Free With Admission

The CNE is in full swing this weekend with some of the most iconic events of the festival.

Canada

Here’s A Ranking Of The Best Buyers’ And Sellers’ Markets Across Canada [STUDY]

Buyers and sellers, this question is for you: Which housing markets are currently the most and least competitive for home buyers in Canada? Well, some of the results may surprise you.

Inside One Of Canada’s Most Expensive Homes — A Mere $39,500,000 And 26,000 Square Feet

You’ve likely never seen anything like this home. Perhaps because you’ve likely never seen tens of millions of dollars in your bank account. But welcome to Toronto’s most expensive home and Canada’s third most expensive home.

Toronto Is Canada’s Top Spot For Multiple Mortgages On A Single Home

Toronto real estate leads the country for multiple mortgages on a single property. When real estate prices spiked across Canada in 2017, so did the number of homeowners taking out multiple mortgages.

U.S.A.

New U.S. Visa Restrictions Make Having Second Passport More Valuable (World Property Journal)

According to International Living Magazine, there are good reasons why citizens of many countries should, and indeed, have a right to acquire a second citizenship, particularly in a new country where taxes are reasonable, freedom is greater and property investing is of keen interest.

Anna Faris Sells Her Funky Home For $2 Million (Page Six) 

Anna Faris sold her Hollywood Hills home for $2.09 million. The ranch-style house, nestled in Nichols Canyon, has three bedrooms, a stone-lined pool, and a bocce court.

The Secret History Of Muhammad Ali’s Mystical Michigan Farm (Forbes)

Muhammad Ali is gone but he still fascinates us. And so does the place he called home. Two years after his death, The Champ’s 81-acre southwest Michigan estate Rope-a-Dopes onto the market for $2.9 million, a relative bargain for so much land and legacy.

International

Climate Change Wreaking Havoc On Real Estate (International Real Estate News)

Fire-tornados, flash floods, low crop yields, record high temperatures, toxic bacteria, forest fires, landslides, rising sea levels and thousands of fish found dead. Climate change has world leaders panicked.

Famous Properties Selling For Insane Prices (International Real Estate News)

Over the years, many properties have become famous enough to cause a stir when they go on the market. Depending on who the previous owner was, who built them, or in what media they were a part of, famous properties generate intense interest in buyers.

10 Latest Real Estate Buzzwords (And Buzzterms) You Need To Know

Hot properties burn bright and then fade from view. Forgotten neighbourhoods are suddenly the height of chic. And the height of chic rarely, if ever, remains on top.

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