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Toronto

Toronto Has The Most Expensive Rental Market In Canada

Toronto rent is high. It’s unlikely that anyone renting in Toronto needs a report to confirm this. But it’s not just that the rent is high. It’s that it keeps going up.

Greater Toronto Home Sales And Prices Heat Up In August — And Are Getting Hotter

It has been a tumultuous year thus far for the real estate market.

But the worst appears to be behind us as the impact from new mortgage rules and the Ontario Fair Housing Plan are subsiding, says the Toronto Real Estate Board in their August report.

TIFF 2018: Here Are The A-List Celebrities And Their Movies In Toronto For The Festival

TIFF 2018 celebrities … We cut that sentence short, since we need space for all the celebrities and A-listers you will have the possibility of spotting in Toronto during TIFF 2018. And there are A LOT

Toronto Ranks As One Of The Smartest Cities In The World — But What’s A Smart City?

New York, London and Paris are once again the world’s smartest cities — but Toronto has placed in the top-10.

Is Toronto Missing Out On Its Moment Of Greatness?

Don’t look now, but Toronto is becoming a bore. Bogged down in endless debates about affordability, housing, transit, bike lanes and so on, the public life of this city has turned into a kind of Groundhog Day.

King Streetcar Will Be Diverted For 4 Days For TIFF Street Festival: Commuters Not Happy

What do you get when you take the King streetcar, add a bunch of celebrities, and multiply by 80,000 commuters. You get a really rough commute.

Toronto Road Closures To Watch For This Weekend

It’s September and the Toronto road closures are coming in as hot as this Indian Summer we’re having.

TTC Subway Closures: 4 Stations Shut Down On Line 1

As if Toronto wasn’t already annoyed with the TTC enough thanks to TIFF, there’s another list of stations closed this weekend in Midtown.

10 Free Movies And Events In Toronto This Weekend (ONE WITH FREE BEER)

Whether you’re sighting the celebs at TIFF, learning about the future of the feminist movement, or taking in a free movie under the stars — or FREE BEER — we’ve got a great list of options that will entice anyone to get off the couch and into the city.

North America’s Largest Vegetarian Food Fest Is Back, Toronto — And It’s FREE

North America’s largest vegetarian food fest returns to Toronto Friday (through the weekend) — and at least 40,000 people are super excited.

Canada

Dorm Life Has Begun: But What’s #DormLife Actually Like These Days?

As the school year gets into swing, high school graduates all across Toronto — and around the world — are gearing up and packing up to move into their new home for the year: residence.

Facebook Launches Apartment Rental Marketplace In Canada

Finding an apartment rental may have just gotten easier. Facebook has partnered with RentSeeker and Zumper to launch its Marketplace rental experience in Canada.

Canadian Real Estate Business Risks Stagnating In The Data Stone Age (Huffington Post)

The industry is doing everything it can to prevent sharing and analysis of housing statistics.

U.S.A.

Demi Lovato selling house where she overdosed for $9.5M (Page Six)

Demi Lovato is taking drastic measures to leave her demons behind—for one, by selling the Hollywood Hills home where she nearly died of an overdose.

Building a Legacy (U.S. News)

Former President Jimmy Carter talks of his life’s work on affordable housing and the future of public service.

California Becomes First State To Require Solar Panels On New Homes (NBC News)

The vote by the California Energy Commission again puts the state at the forefront of government controls over climate-warming carbon emissions.

International

Here Are Some Helpful Hacks To Make Your Dorm Feel Like Home

You’ve moved into your dorm. Dorm life has started. Look, you managed to move into that postage-stamp-sized dorm room. So great job!

Montreal Incomes Rank Among Canada’s And U.S.’s Lowest — As Home Prices Grow (Global News)

Montreal — it’s a city whose median incomes rank with the lowest in Canada and the U.S.

Why Your Airbnb Listing May be Illegal and What You Can Do About It (U.S.News)

Before listing your property on Airbnb, familiarize yourself with local short-term rental laws, zoning restrictions and regulations from municipalities and associations.

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