TRENDING: Toronto Housing Affordability, High Cost Of Bidding Wars, Pot Legal In Canada

Toronto
TRENDING: Toronto Housing Affordability, High Cost Of Bidding Wars, Pot Legal In Canada

Toronto

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Toronto

In Toronto’s Real Estate Battle, Bidding Wars Come At A High Cost

Given the current scarcity in the market, and the “whatever-it- takes” attitude of many mid-town Toronto buyers, it’s no surprise that this house on Haddington Ave. went over asking. And while the result might have been anticipated, it wasn’t earned by accident.

Site Seeing With Hume: Toronto’s Alter Condos Gets Its Grade

At street level, it’s a handsome mixed-use four-storey glass podium that feels comfortably connected to the sidewalk. Up above, there’s a 33-storey tower that has the unnerving look of a building designed for one purpose — to stand out.

Here Are The Top 5 Toronto Parties Celebrating Pot’s Legalization On Oct. 17

The countdown to pot’s legalization has begun, and Toronto is preparing to spark up with parties to celebrate the Cannabis Act coming into effect on Oct. 17.

Here’s What A $5.5 Million Home Looks Like In Toronto

What makes this property so remarkable is this home’s natural charm and warmth.

Here Are 3 Strategies To Achieve Housing Affordability In Toronto

Affordability is no longer a crisis confined to supportive housing; it has jumped the income band to include most people in Toronto who do not already own homes — working and middle-class, even high-wage earners.

Toronto Road Closures Will Create Big Traffic Backlogs This Weekend

Toronto road closure will be messy this weekend. So be prepared.

TTC Subway Closures Cancelled, But 4 Stations On Line 1 To Close Weekends In November

This will be the last of the cancelled TTC subway closures before they resume their regularly scheduled annoyance next week, so we have a full guide on how to prepare yourself for the coming closures in the weeks ahead.

10 Free Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend That Are Super Fun And Creative

The list of free Toronto events and experiences this weekend are going to get every creative bone in your body tingling.

TTC Subway Closure: Delayed Opening On Part Of Line 1 This Weekend

We may not have had a TTC subway closure for the past couple of weeks, but that doesn’t mean the TTC isn’t out to make our lives more difficult.

Canada

5 Ways To Smoke Pot (Almost) Odourlessly — If Allowed In Your Building

Legal, regulated marijuana retail sales are coming to Canada very soon, but lighting up your newly purchased Ontario Cannabis Store spliff in your condo or apartment could be — or may already be — prohibited (depending on where you live).

How To Grow Pot At Home In 5 Easy Steps: Growing Marijuana For Beginners

Like any responsible gardener, Richard adheres to a strict schedule, planting in late-May for an autumn flowering. And though he reaps what he sows in the most traditional sense, what he sows is rather non-traditional.

How Canada’s Homeowners And Renters Really Feel About Legal Cannabis [REPORT]

Legal recreational cannabis is now a reality in Canada, as the long-awaited federal legislation Bill C-45 — the Cannabis Act — mandates that Canadians are now able to consume the drug, grow their own plants, and purchase it from a provincially-regulated retailer.

Design Duo Colin And Justin Take You On Some Great Canadian Cottage Escapes

Navigating this country’s rich landscape, whilst shooting our new show, we espied cottages in all shapes and sizes. From gravity-defying architectural gems to petite rustic fantasies fashioned from straw bales (yup, straw bales) we swooned at every turn.

U.S.A.

Overblown? These Hot U.S. Cities Are Nearing Housing Bubble Territory (Realtor.com)

With home prices reaching previously unthinkable heights in many parts of the country, many folks are wondering whether we’re in a housing bubble.

Harrison Ford’s Childhood Home Hits The Market For The First Time Since 1970 (Realtor.com)

On the market for the first time since 1970, the childhood home of the future Indiana Jones and Han Solo is a modest brick Tudor outside Chicago. You won’t believe what other famous figure grew up nearby!

U.S. Real Estate Website Zillow To Start Offering Canadian Listings (BNN)

Zillow says it has agreements to receive more than 50,000 listings from Canadian brokerages and franchisors.

International

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.

UBS Ranks Toronto And Vancouver In Top 5 Global Real Estate Bubbles (Better Dwelling)

Toronto and Vancouver real estate are two of the world’s most bubbly markets, according to a Swiss mega bank. UBS analysts updated their Bubble Index, with both cities near the top of their list.

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