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Green Moving: Eco-Friendly Tips for Moving to Toronto

January 27th, 2020

We all like to fancy ourselves eco-friendly minimalists—that is, until moving day comes along and we realize just how much useless stuff we have. None of us wants to admit this, but many of us are not as minimalistic as we think, and this becomes the most evident when the time comes to move from one dwelling to another. It’s easy to fall into the trap of simply throwing out unused items rat ...

Duct Cleaning: getting your ducts in a row

January 15th, 2020
Many people often wonder whether duct cleaning is a valuable service or simply a scam. Luckily, it’s an easy question to answer. Duct cleaning is important for the quality of air within your home, and therefore, for your health - for this reason, it’s a very valuable service.

In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust are created annually. When not properly maintained, the air ducts i ...

CONDO CORNER: Condos lead housing rebound in 2019

January 15th, 2020
The condominium apartment segment recorded some of the biggest increases in the GTA housing market throughout most of 2019. At the end of November, on a year-to-date basis, sales were up by 2.8 per cent, and the average price at $586,554 was up by $34,208 - a jump of 6.2 per cent - over the same period in 2018.

This growth trend will continue into 2020, gathering more steam. The recent Canada ...

Money Matters: tax credit for seniors

January 15th, 2020


thumb Benefits of being 65+


A homeowner who is 65 or over may be able to take advantage of some tax credits. The Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant offers up to $500 for Ontario senior homeowners. For singles, with net adjusted family income over $35,000, the grant given will be reduced by 3.33 per cent for income up to $50,000. Seniors above that income level do not qualify for the gra ...

Housing: Toronto’s affordability crisis

January 15th, 2020
City’s economic boom plays a part

Toronto’s affordable housing crisis is an upshot of the supply and demand law at play: a growing housing demand and insufficient inventory are pushing property and rental prices out of reach for many.

The crux of the matter is that as the hub for many industries, Toronto and the GTA do and will continue to attract people from all over the country and the world ...

A year of strong recovery. Full steam ahead for 2020.

January 15th, 2020
With November's impressive year-over-year hike of 14.2 per cent in sales, the GTA housing market is officially back in black. What’s more, according to industry experts this strong housing market trend will continue into 2020.

thumbOn a year-to-date basis, November 2019 saw a 12 per cent increase in transactions over the same period in 2018. The average price for 2019 reached $818,386, which is a ...

How to Pack for a Winter Business Trip to Toronto

January 13th, 2020

Business trips in winter are less than ideal, especially if you’re used to enjoying year-round sunshine and warmer climates like in Florida or California. Unfortunately, you don’t always have a say in when or where you have to go on a business trip. Temperatures in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can be particularly frigid this time of year, so it’s important that you’re well pre ...

LIFESTYLE SERIES: Home Resolutions for the New Year

January 6th, 2020
Ever made personal New Year Resolutions? Well how about resolutions for your home? Read on to see how you can improve your home’s flow while also adding value to your property for the Toronto real estate market.

Declutter
You don’t need to go full Marie Kondo here. But as it is quite likely you acquired new items over the holiday season, now is the ideal time to remove some old items. A good r ...

VISIT SERIES: Haliburton Highlands

December 30th, 2019
New to Toronto? On a Toronto work assignment and want to see the sights? Visiting Toronto and the GTA? The Greater Toronto Area has some spectacular things to see and do. In our “Visit” series, we will focus on some of the great day-trips to take to get to know your new hometown.


Haliburton Highlands is a tourist and cottage area in Central Ontario. The county borders Algonquin Provincial Park ...

Where to Ring in the New Year if Visiting Toronto This Holiday Season

December 27th, 2019

New Year’s Eve in Toronto is pretty much like one big citywide extravaganza! Restaurants and bars will stay open later and offer unique holiday-themed specials, the TTC will uphold its tradition of offering free ride services after 7:00 p.m., and the city will be buzzing with locals and tourists attending New Year’s 2020 celebrations!

If you’re wondering where you and your loved ones sh ...

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