TRENDING: Condos To Replace Toronto Landmark, Council Slashed, Real Estate Peaks

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TRENDING: Condos To Replace Toronto Landmark, Council Slashed, Real Estate Peaks
Toronto’s famed cube house to be torn down for condos. (Photo courtesy of John-Paul Darby via Flickr.com)

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Toronto

Toronto’s Landmark Cube House To Be Torn Down And Turned Into Condos

You’ve likely seen Toronto’s iconic cube house, and now the architectural icon has seen its day. Well, it’s seen its day at 1 Sumach St., but there’s still a chance the modular, tilted, green cube home could be saved.

Toronto Home Sales In August Show Positive Gains But Some Losses

The mid-month Toronto housing market report is in.

Sidewalk Labs Reveals Latest Plans For ‘City Of The Future’ In Toronto

The city of the future could be grounded in the past. Sidewalk Labs just revealed its latest plans for Toronto’s “smart city” and this high-tech project is set to be rooted in … wood.

Site Seeing With Hume: Toronto’s New Aqualina Condo Gets Its Grade

The West Don Lands is already an established part of the urban landscape. Now the new Bayside neighbourhood is starting to emerge from the noise and chaos of construction.

Doug Ford’s Government Officially Slashes Toronto City Council By Half

On Tuesday afternoon, the provincial government voted to cut the number of city councillors from 47 to 25. The Better Local Government Act (Bill 5), passed easily with 71 votes to 39. The bill will now go forward to receive royal assent before it becomes official law.

After You Read This, The Distillery District Will Be Your New Fav Place To Explore In Toronto

In the ’90s, Mathew Rosenblatt and his partners at Cityscape Development Corp. owned heritage buildings on Toronto’s Jarvis Street. They loaned these buildings to movie studios as filming locations. One day, a movie location scout told them there was a heritage property they had to see — The Distillery District.

3 Toronto Suburbs You Won’t Recognize In The Future

Let me be clear. Toronto suburbs are not going anywhere. They are still growing. Many people still dream of owning their own house, which is much more attainable in the suburbs.

Toronto Road Closures To Watch For This Weekend

As usual, drivers will face a headache due to Toronto road closures this weekend.

10 Free Movies And Events In Toronto This Weekend

It’s one of the last free Toronto weekends this summer before our old routine sets in. So we’ve collected 10 cool ideas for you to make your mark on summer before we head into fall. (Sorry we said the f-word.)

Canada

Canadian Home Sales Boosted In July, Led By Greater Toronto Area

July has been a hot month throughout the Canadian housing market — especially in the Greater Toronto Area.

Should You Buy Or Sell Property During Real Estate’s Slow Months?

Toronto is a big enough and dense enough city that there is always something for sale. But when should you sell a home? When should you buy a home?

Rental, Retail Spaces To See Influx Of Demand With Legalization (Canadian Real Estate Magazine)

Canada’s rental and retail property segment should brace itself for the heightened demand that will come with the upcoming legalization of recreational cannabis, according to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

Canadian Residential Real Estate Investment Peaked And Is Heading For Declines (Better Dwelling)

Peak Canadian real estate investment is behind us, according to another indicator. Statistics Canada(StatCan) numbers show residential investment as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) is moving lower. Taking a dive through unadjusted data, we can see this trend is primed to head much lower soon.

U.S.A.

HGTV Buys ‘Brady Bunch’ House To Duplicate ’70s Look From TV Show

Recently, Toronto Storeys told you how the iconic TV home hit the market listed at $1.885 million (U.S.). There were even rumblings of it potentially being torn down by developers.

Millennials Will Spend Over $200,000 On Rent — Gen Z Will Spend More

The average Millennial will spend over $200,000 American (~$263,000 Canadian) on rent before buying a home. But the average Gen Z will spend even more.

Who Won the Biggest Real Estate Rumbles on ‘Real Housewives of New York’? (Realtor.com)

If there’s one thing that sets “The Real Housewives of New York City” apart from other reality TV stars, it’s their real estate portfolios.

International

This New Tech Changes How You Can Help The Homeless — And It’s Working

Well, in an increasingly cashless society, one pilot project is trying to overcome the challenge homeless people face in a digital world.

World’s Most Liveable Cities In 2018: Toronto Ranked One Of The Top Places On The Planet

After a seven-year reign, Melbourne has lost its title of world’s most liveable city. Out of 140 cities, the Australian city placed second on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 ranking of the world’s most liveable cities. It missed out on first by just 0.7 per cent.

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