First-time buyers value shorter commutes over square footage Image

First-time buyers value shorter commutes over square footage

A new survey conducted by Genworth Canada in collaboration with Royal LePage unveiled key trends among first-time buyers based on the last two years of activity across the country.

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Toronto real estate is about more than supply and demand Image

Toronto real estate is about more than supply and demand

The provincial Budget was tabled last week. I was hoping for more details on the Housing Supply Action Plan, but we were simply reminded again that the Plan is in the works and will somehow increase housing supply in Ontario.  

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The King Street Transit Pilot is now permanent! Image

The King Street Transit Pilot is now permanent!

It’s official - the King Street Transit Pilot is now permanent, and it makes so much sense. This is a major milestone for the City of Toronto.

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Ontario announces $28.5 billion transit plan for the Greater Toronto Area Image

Ontario announces $28.5 billion transit plan for the Greater Toronto Area

The provincial government announced new funding for new transit projects in the Greater Toronto Area, and it’s supposedly the largest investment ever to get new subways built. 

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Why the King Street Transit Pilot should be permanent Image

Why the King Street Transit Pilot should be permanent

I just heard that a Toronto City staff report recommends making the King Street Transit Pilot permanent. I am happy to hear this. 

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Toronto has the best public transit in Canada, but is the score high enough? Image

Toronto has the best public transit in Canada, but is the score high enough?

Toronto recently took the top spot on a transit score ranking, which compared major cities’ transit networks across Canada. The study was conducted by real estate brokerage, Redfin. 

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Turns out Canada may need more 1-bedroom condos Image

Turns out Canada may need more 1-bedroom condos

If you’re reading this and live in Canada, apparently there’s a pretty good chance you live by yourself. This has got me thinking about the upcoming federal election and the state of our country’s housing markets. 

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Rezoning for transit oriented development is the key to new housing supply Image

Rezoning for transit oriented development is the key to new housing supply

According to a new report from the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, there’s plenty of space for new transit oriented development, but outdated city bylaws are preventing new housing from being built. 

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How much is real estate close to TTC Stations? Image

How much is real estate close to TTC Stations?

Torontonians may have their fair share of gripes about our local transit system – but love or hate the TTC, the truth is, it pays to own real estate with easy access to a subway or LRT stop. 

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Would new road rules for King Street impact condo prices? Image

Would new road rules for King Street impact condo prices?

The King Street Pilot is an innovative approach to a unique stretch of downtown Toronto. The evidence seems to be there to justify making the regulations permanent, but we’ll have to wait to see what the new council decides.

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