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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Housing variety is key to improving affordability Image

Housing variety is key to improving affordability

There's a change in the air. There’s talk of prefab housing being piloted to combat homelessness. Laneway suites will soon be popping up across all of Toronto. Sidewalk Labs unveiled plans for mass timber building designs and prefab construction.

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Ontario home prices need to drop more than $300,000 to be affordable for millennials Image

Ontario home prices need to drop more than $300,000 to be affordable for millennials

A new study by Generation Squeeze in Vancouver found average home prices in Canada need to drop by nearly 50% for a typical 25-34 year-old (let’s call them millennials) to afford an 80% mortgage on an average priced home. Or, their earnings need to double

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Will laneway suites across the entire city improve housing affordability? Image

Will laneway suites across the entire city improve housing affordability?

It’s possible that there will soon be more laneway suites in Toronto in the near future as the Planning and Housing Committee recently endorsed a plan to support this type of residential development across the city. 

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Could the FTHBI even be used in Toronto? INFOGRAPHIC Image

Could the FTHBI even be used in Toronto? INFOGRAPHIC

The First-Time Home Buyers Incentive, a new national mortgage-equity sharing program, has been the subject of sharp scrutiny since it was first announced by the federal government in March.

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We have to improve housing affordability for future generations Image

We have to improve housing affordability for future generations

I’m sensing a lot of negativity these days - not just in the housing market, but all around the world and close to home. And you know what? I’m tired. Thank goodness the Canada Day Long weekend is coming up. 

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The potential of modular housing in Toronto Image

The potential of modular housing in Toronto

In an effort to combat homelessness, the City of Toronto is moving forward with a pilot project involving underutilized public land and modular housing.

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The FTHBI won’t improve housing affordability in the Greater Toronto Area Image

The FTHBI won’t improve housing affordability in the Greater Toronto Area

Right before the federal election, Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will kick into action, making it easier for thousands of buyers across the country to dive into the market.

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Everything you need to know about Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Image

Everything you need to know about Canada’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

If you’re a first-time buyer in Canada, you’ve likely been waiting for details on the federal government’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive program. Well, the details are here, including a start date.

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Toronto to get taller residential buildings, but is it a smart move? Image

Toronto to get taller residential buildings, but is it a smart move?

Doug Ford just can’t seem to let go of his obsession with Toronto. First he cut the size of council nearly in half, and now his government is changing official development plans. 

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