An Increase In Lots May Lead To An Increase In Oppositi …

November 28th, 2017

In the City of Toronto consent applications are required for a variety of reasons, however, one of the most common ones is to divide land into multiple lots.  Depending on the municipality, consents are often dealt with by the Committee of Adjustment, however, that is not always the case. In the City of Toronto, for […]

 

Oakville Rejects Proposal to Demolish Glen Abbey Golf C …

September 28th, 2017

One of Ontario’s finest golf courses that has hosted 28 Canadian Opens, was on the docket at Oakville Town council on Wednesday, as ClubLink applied to have the historic golf course demolished. Oakville town council voted unanimously to reject the plan proposed by ClubLink, which was filed on Monday to make way for homes, offices […]

 

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act

September 19th, 2017

On Friday, September 1, 2017, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (“RTA”) affected how landlords can terminate a tenancy. Bill 124, Rental Fairness Act, 2017 amended some of the RTA provisions on terminating a tenancy. The amendments provide renters with more protections. Background Under the RTA, s. 48(1), a landlord is able to terminate […]

 

Midrise Condo Battle may go to Mediation with OMB

September 7th, 2017

High-profile residents of the Annex have brought their fight against a proposed midrise condo development to the Toronto & East York community council, which agreed Wednesday to have the city’s lawyer ask for mediation at the Ontario Municipal Board – a move they will consider next month – which is most likely to go forward. […]

 

Mid-rise Housing, The Next Best Thing for Toronto Real …

August 31st, 2017

With detached homes in Toronto reaching unattainable prices and an abundance of high rise condos taking over the city skyline, most of which are either purchased and sitting empty, or demanding rent that is extremely high, could midrise development within some of Toronto’s neighbourhoods be the answer to the home ownership struggle many Torontonians are […]

 

More Condos a Possibility at Barrie’s Collier Centre

August 10th, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Barrie could be expanding at a faster rate than people think. Fortress Real Developments has submitted an application to Barrie City Hall’s planning staff, requesting to transform an existing tower full of office and commercial units, and turn them into residential condominiums. This proposal looks to modify Fortress’s Collier Centre. This […]

 

Zoning Changes Will Give Apartment Neighbourhoods New L …

August 2nd, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo, Junior Marketing & Administrator When designs were first made for a number of areas that are now known as “apartment neighbourhoods” around Toronto, no one was able to see the flaws that would later come along with it. Planning for the future, these high-rise suburban communities have missed the mark on […]

 

The City of Brampton is Looking To the Future

July 4th, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo The city of Brampton has hired a world-renowned urban planner to make the suburb of Toronto future-ready. Larry Beasley, urban planner, has been involved in the development of urban landscapes like Vancouver, Abu Dhabi, Dallas, and Moscow. Brampton is a rapidly growing suburb, and has one of the youngest demographics in […]

 

Toronto Housing Solution: Laneway Suites

June 21st, 2017

By: Nicolas Di Nardo Laneways are plentiful in Toronto, covering more than 300 kilometres in the city. To Alex Sharpe, co-founder of Lanescape, a design and planning organization, he sees that as untapped potential for the building of laneway housing. With laneway houses, the detached garages that exist in them are dependant on the principle […]

 
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