It’s time for Toronto to get creative with public-private partnerships Image

It’s time for Toronto to get creative with public-private partnerships

Sidewalk Labs offered to invest billions to build transit and essentially lay the groundwork for future development in the Port Lands area in Toronto. All they wanted in exchange was...a cut of property taxes and development fees. 

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3 big ideas that could make housing more affordable Image

3 big ideas that could make housing more affordable

Clearly, measures need to be taken in order to ensure more families across the GTA and Ontario are able to afford to own or rent a suitable home for them and their family.

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Infographic: The Ontario markets where you’ll pay the most land transfer tax Image

Infographic: The Ontario markets where you’ll pay the most land transfer tax

While the affordability of local real estate, property tax, and neighbourhood amenities are obvious considerations, there’s one oft-overlooked factor that can add thousands of dollars to your closing costs: land transfer tax.

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What another 4 years of John Tory means for Toronto real estate

It wasn’t exactly a tight race and I can’t say I’m surprised by the outcome. So, let’s take a look at what another four years of John Tory means for Toronto real estate.

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Building more missing middle housing is only half the battle Image

Building more missing middle housing is only half the battle

The Centre for Urban Research and Land Development recently shared a new report, titled “Townhouses Not a Magic Bullet for GTA Ground-Related Housing Affordability.”

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5 ways the province can improve housing affordability for millennials

Industry leaders are calling on the Ford government to take action to implement solutions to make it easier and more efficient to bring much-needed housing supply to market. The goal is to improve housing affordability specifically for millennials.  

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Land transfer taxes directly impacting housing supply

The latest in a series of poll results released by the Toronto Real Estate Board reports that a majority of Greater Toronto Area residents oppose the idea of new municipal land transfer taxes.

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Tory or Keesmaat: Who will improve housing affordability?

I’ve been avoiding this topic for a few weeks now, but I’m just going to come out and say it – I don’t know who should be mayor of Toronto.

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How the end of the cap-and-trade carbon tax impacts your home Image

How the end of the cap-and-trade carbon tax impacts your home

The province of Ontario issued an announcement, officially ending the cap-and-trade carbon tax. How does this affect your home?

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The TOcore plan could hurt first-time buyers Image

The TOcore plan could hurt first-time buyers

To get an expert’s perspective on some of these market factors, we reached out to Ben Myers, President of Bullpen Research & Consulting Inc., and picked his brain on a few of these hot topics.

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