Use virtual reality to tour the quick-closing detached homes available at Summit Park in Hamilton Image

Use virtual reality to tour the quick-closing detached homes available at Summit Park in Hamilton

We just received news that there are quick-closing homes that you can tour with virtual reality at Summit Park, a master-planned community by Multi-Area Developments on the Hamilton mountain.

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Should tech giants be responsible for funding affordable housing?

I came across a New York Times article recently about how Microsoft is pledging $500 million towards the development of affordable housing in Seattle. This got me thinking about the tech boom in Toronto and our affordable housing issue. 

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Improve your homebuying skills with these behavioural tips

Smart home technology has made it much easier for homeowners to set up audio and video surveillance, so when you’re walking through a potential home with your agent, gushing about how you’re willing to pay way more is probably a bad idea. 

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Would a design like the Taipei Twin Towers ever get approved in Toronto?

We recently stumbled upon the Taipei Twin Towers proposal by MVRDV, and while we’re not exactly experts on Taiwan real estate, we felt compelled to write about this innovative design.

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The best smart home products at CES 2019

We recently posted about smart home products that we think will become more common in households in 2019. Then we checked out some of the finds at CES 2019, and we found many other exciting innovations. So, we thought we’d share a few of our favourites!

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Futuristic condo amenities that are possible right now (and a couple that aren’t) Image

Futuristic condo amenities that are possible right now (and a couple that aren’t)

Condo amenities of the future. Here are a few ideas that seem possible given the rapidly increasing prevalence of the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. 

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Your first peek at what’s in the works for Sidewalk Toronto Image

Your first peek at what’s in the works for Sidewalk Toronto

You will soon be able to get a glimpse into the potential future of Sidewalk Toronto, a smart waterfront neighbourhood in development by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs.

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Chill your summer hydro bill with a smart thermostat

The GTA region is in for a long, hot summer, according to early climatologist forecasts – and given our fair city just endured an unusually cold and lingering winter (an ice storm in April, what gives?) news of rising temps is music to Torontonian ears.

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Amazon partners with homebuilder to showcase smart home technology

Amazon recently announced a partnership with US homebuilder, Lennar, to open Amazon Experience Centers in new home communities in cities across the states.

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4 ways Sidewalk Toronto is engaging the public

The City of Toronto requires that developers host public community meetings to help guide site and neighbourhood development. Sometimes these meetings are productive, sometimes they’re not. Sometimes they’re well promoted, sometimes no one shows up.

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