Burlington offers the best quality of life, but it’s not an affordable place to live Image

Burlington offers the best quality of life, but it’s not an affordable place to live

Maclean’s conducted a study of 415 communities across Canada and ranked them based on a variety of criteria, including wealth & economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute times, crime, weather, health care, amenities and culture. 

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Passive House design may be the way of the future Image

Passive House design may be the way of the future

The federal government recently announced funding for a new affordable rental building in Whistler that will meet Passive House standards. There will be 24 units, including four studios, 13 one-bedrooms, and seven two-bedrooms.

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How cycling infrastructure impacts residential development Image

How cycling infrastructure impacts residential development

There’s a short-term plan for 2019 to 2021 and a long-term plan for 2022 and beyond. A major facet of the update is to identify all the existing, planned, and proposed cycling routes across the city. 

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Toronto’s Rail Deck Park takes another big step forward Image

Toronto’s Rail Deck Park takes another big step forward

The LPAT dismissed the appeal of the City Council-approved Official Plan Amendment 395, which designated the rail corridor from Bathurst to Blue Jays Way as future parkland and open public space.

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Kanye West is building prefab housing inspired by Star Wars Image

Kanye West is building prefab housing inspired by Star Wars

A recent cover story in Forbes broke the news that Kanye is working on a prefabricated housing project inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home. Yes, Luke Skywalker. Not only is this post about Kanye...it’s also about Star Wars. 

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Canada announces funding for green retrofits in Toronto and Hamilton Image

Canada announces funding for green retrofits in Toronto and Hamilton

In a time when green programs are being cut in the country’s most populous areas, any bit of news about funding to improve energy efficiency is welcome.

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Architecture and fashion come together at RAW WEAR Image

Architecture and fashion come together at RAW WEAR

One of the most highly anticipated events in Toronto’s architecture scene is RAW Design’s annual community event. This year, RAW WEAR took over an abandoned auto body shop in one of the city’s hottest up-and-coming areas. 

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Oxford’s Union Park to include a daycare and family-friendly rental units Image

Oxford’s Union Park to include a daycare and family-friendly rental units

Over the last week, the talk of the town has been the Union Park development in Toronto by Oxford Properties Group. At first, it was the $3.5 billion price tag that made headlines, but now that more time has been spent digesting the master-plan.

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A closer look at housing in the Sidewalk Toronto master-plan Image

A closer look at housing in the Sidewalk Toronto master-plan

Sidewalk Labs recently released its draft Master Innovation and Development Plan for the ambitious “smart city” project on Toronto’s east waterfront, Sidewalk Toronto. There are hundreds of pages to go through, but we took a closer look at the housing.

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Did you know the Piña Colada was invented at a Hilton? Image

Did you know the Piña Colada was invented at a Hilton?

Recently, Hilton celebrated 100 years of hospitality, and we learned some interesting facts about the storied company!  

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