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King Street made for walkin’?

Kudos this week to TTC chair Karen Stintz for convincing the commission to approve a request for a joint TTC-Toronto study on the “feasibility and merits” of putting morning rush hour reserved streetcar lanes on King Street.Like politicians everywhere,

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What Does the Future Hold for Metro Hall?

 Ever since the formation of Build Toronto, we have seen quite a few of high profile sites sold off to private developers. The projects at 10 York and 154 Front St. East are prime examples of how Build Toronto is contributing to the new home

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BILD’s Downtown East Bus and Walking Tour

Last week, we attended the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) "Downtown East Bus and Walking Tour." It was BILD's first Walking Tour since 2009, and it looked like a good 50 or 60 people were in attendance - a great turnout!Our

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New Home Sales Remain Low in May

Over the past month, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) has been quite vocal about the effect that development fees have on affordability. They recently released a report outlining how much development fees and other associated

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More questions than answers

In a report issued yesterday, ONPHA (Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association) says that lower homeownership rates are about to create additional pressure on an already-strained rental housing market. The report, Where’s Home? 2013, released in conjunction

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Housing Starts in May Exceed Expectations

On June 10, 2013, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) sent out a release pertaining to housing starts in Canada as of May 2013. Overall, the numbers were higher than expected.Where is Canada seeing the most housing starts?Throughout all of

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BILD Releases New Study on Development Charges

There are many costs associated with developing a new building, and those costs affect affordability. One major cost for developers and builders that we’ve touched upon before is development charges.Development charges vary from building to building. The

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Livin’ la vida local

As city folk, it’s easy to forget we were ever connected to the earth. Fortunately, we have it better in Toronto than in some concrete jungles — here, at least, we have trees. What we don’t tend to have are fruits and vegetables that came from closer

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Never a dull moment

I think we all hoped for a more elegant path to the world stage than the alleged video of our alleged mayor doing alleged unsavory things, so with Ford’s antics taking up airtime on every station from here to California (if you haven’t seen The Daily

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Look at The Canadian Mortgage Market

There's no doubt that a healthy mortgage market fuels many different aspects of our economy. It creates jobs, stability within the real estate industry, and overall, allows people to feel more secure with their investments.With that in mind, our friends

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