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Toronto

Brampton Transit Improves Links To The GO Train

Brampton Transit today added new trips and made schedule adjustments to improve connectivity to the GO train and the city bus network.

Toronto’s Homelessness Crisis: Years In The Making

Cathy Crowe has been advocating for the rights of homeless people for over three decades, not only in her capacity as a street nurse, but also as an educator, author and filmmaker.

The Pros And Cons Of Renting-To-Own A Home In Toronto

Toronto is one of the most expensive real estate markets in the entire country, pricing many would-be buyers out of the market.

Here’s What Downtown Toronto’s New Island Will Look Like

This project — which is set to open in 2024 — will include parks, roads and municipal infrastructure, bridges and earthworks and flood protection.

This Cozy $399,000 Deer Park Condo Is As Cute As A Button

Located in the coveted Dorchester — a low-rise art deco style historic boutique building — on a quiet residential street, this 540 square foot space is the ideal starter home.

Starting Today, You Can Load Your Presto Card With Just Five Cents

That’s a huge drop from the former $10 minimum. All of this is taking place as the TTC gets ready to eliminate standard tickets and token payment options.

The Raptors Put Personal Messages On Their NBA Championship Rings

The Raptor players got really personal when their NBA Championship rings were engraved.

Heads Up, Union Station Is Hosting A Major Emergency Drill This Saturday

Metrolinx and Toronto Paramedic Services are staging their largest joint emergency simulation this Saturday night at Union Station.

Mixed-Income Properties To Replace East Toronto Social Housing

Mayor John Tory says the city plans to revitalize the TCHC’s Don Summerville Apartments, located at 1555 and 1575 Queen St. E.

Site Seeing With Hume: Oben Flats Gets Its Grade

Architects and building designers beware, renowned architecture critic and veteran journalist Christopher Hume is reviving his condo critiques, exclusively for TorontoStoreys.com.

Bloor-Yorkville Welcomes Eataly To The Heart Of The City

Toronto’s first Eataly location is opening on Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. – and one of its neighbours couldn’t be happier.

Drake Gifts Each Raptors Player A Custom-Made Championship Jacket

This week, popular Raptor and NBA finals hero Fred VanVleet was first to flash the new jacket, which come with the whole roster listed on one side and, of course, the famous OVO owl on the other side.

Ontario Line Transit Plan Approved But Big Questions Remain

This week, Toronto city council officially approved the Ford government’s proposal for the tunnelled and elevated line whose purpose is to help reduce current and projected congestion downtown.

The Bridle Path’s Celebrity History Of Luxury Real Estate

The Bridle Path has earned its reputation as a niche address among Canada’s most rich and famous.

Halloween Weather Forecast Shaping Up To Be Scary Across The GTA

Wintery weather (heavy rain, strong winds and, gulp, snow) is upon us, starting Wednesday night with what The Weather Network describes as a “widespread soaking rain picking up through the day on Thursday.”

In 2020, Driverless Shuttle Buses Will Be Tested In Toronto

Officially known as the Automated Shuttle Trial, a “robo” vehicle will soon link the West Rouge neighbourhood in Scarborough with the Rouge Hill GO Transit station starting (hopefully) in September of 2020.

This ‘Unignorable’ Tower Could House All Torontonians Living In Poverty

Unignorable. That’s the name of an imaginary super tower that could house all of Toronto’s homeless and of the United Ways’ new campaign bringing awareness to the 116,317 people struggling to keep a roof over their heads in the GTA.

Sidewalk Labs, Waterfront Toronto Reach Deal On Quayside Project

The controversial high-tech Quayside Project is going to the next stage.

Toronto Real Estate Snapshot, Powered By Zoocasa (Oct. 23 – Oct. 29)

All home types posted year-over-year gains with the exception of semi-detached houses, signalling the market continues to recover over the long term.

Steve Diamond Led Waterfront Toronto To Win Over Sidewalk Labs

The tripartite public agency and Sidewalk announced today that they have returned to the original proposal they both agreed to in 2017. That leaves the latter’s hugely ambitious Port Lands plans dead in the water.

TTC Subway Closures: Lines 2 And 3 Affected (Nov. 2-3)

To start off a new month, there’s several closures this weekend on both Lines 1 and 3 shutting down a total of 3 stations.

Toronto Road Closures To Steer Clear Of This Weekend (Nov. 1-3)

If you’re headed into the city for shopping or any other reason, there are road closures that could affect your commute. Stay informed as you plan your trip.

10 CHEAP Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Nov. 1-3)

Celebrate the beginning of this new month by checking out some exciting events that are either free or cheap.

Toronto’s Weekend Features A Time Change And Maybe Some Snow

It’s time Toronto to turn back the clocks – and get ready for some chilly winter weather and possibly some snow.

Toronto Leads The Global Trend Of Mixed-Use Housing

Toronto architects are making downtown living more attractive with condos that include enough infrastructure to make walkability scores matter.

Mississauga Has Ambitious Plans For Transit Growth

Mississauga is preparing for growth, and transit is a big part of its future.

Canada

Almost Half Of Investors With Rental Properties Are Losing Money

Veritas’ informal poll of clients found that only half of those who own real estate as an investment are actually reaping the benefits in terms of being cash-flow positive.

Nearly Half Of Canadians Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet

Now, the MNP Depbt Index, carried out by Ipsos, confirms what might already seem obvious — nearly half of Canadians are struggling to make ends meet.

How First-Time Home Ownership Differs For Millennials And Boomers

While Canada’s urban centers are considered less dense than other major cities, the rush of the middle-class to the suburbs has definitely slowed.

September Single-Family Home Sales Rise 283 Per Cent From Last Year

Toronto has some crazy-expensive houses on the market. But that hasn’t stopped people from bidding on them.

Bank Of Canada Announces Interest Rates Will Remain Steady

While the Financial Post reported that the Bank of Canada is holding its overnight rate at 1.75 per cent, policy makers warn that the good fortune won’t last for long.

Millennial First-Time Buyers Often Unaware Of Steps To Home Ownership

A new study by Nobul, a digital website that matches buyers with agents, has released the results of an online survey of more than 400 millennials.

International

Go Ahead, Show Your House On Halloween But Lose The Gore

There’s nothing wrong with showing your home on Halloween, but consider skipping the gory decor.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sell Your Home While Vacant

When it comes to selling your home – or any other consumer product – you’ve got to do what you can to make it stand out.

Ask An Agent: Do You Need A Realtor For A Real Estate Transaction?

Kevin Crigger answers this important question.

How To Handle Home Inspection Complaints From Buyers

The home inspection is one of the most dreaded conditions in a purchase agreement.

Home Insurance Rates Spike In The Age Of Climate Change

CBC News reports that the implications of climate change for the housing market might be astronomical.

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