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Population density in Toronto significantly less compared to other major cities: Fraser Institute
Garrett Dash Nelson recently published a study looking at urban density on a cell-by-cell basis for a number of US cities. Each “cell” is a 30 arc-second grid cell, but you can think of them as being approximately one square kilometer. The Read More...
RENT VERSUS BUY TORONTO 2019
RENT OR BUY TORONTO 2019 With every passing year it seems that, for many, the dream of moving from renting to buying a home in Toronto slips farther and farther away. Many are posing the question, when will the Toronto real estate market crash in hopes Read More...
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Luxury home sales have Canada split down the middle
It’s east versus west when it comes to the upper echelons of Canadian real estate. A new report from brokerage Sotheby’s International Realty Canada highlights the chasm separating the luxury segments of housing markets on either end of the Read More...
Condo prices continue growing the fastest in red-hot Toronto
Amid sustained high levels of demand, condos continued to be the fastest appreciating residential property type in the Greater Toronto Area, according to the latest Royal LePage House Price Survey. The region’s condo units enjoyed a 7.2% year-over-year Read More...
Large, pricey condos join the ovenless trend in Toronto
It appears even developers of pricier, larger condos are conserving space by removing their ovens. A one-bedroom unit at 155 Yorkville Ave., a four-minute walk from the Royal Ontario Museum, boasts 610 square feet and is asking for $3,295 in rent in an Read More...
Shining a spotlight on some of Toronto's up-and-coming properties
The annual BILD Awards celebrate the GTA’s hottest, new digs. Here are four properties prospective buyers should take a look at From soaring skyscrapers to low-key low-rises, the Building Industry and Land Development Association highlighted some Read More...
Toronto Condo Prices See Weakest Growth in 5 Years as Rules Bite
Toronto condo prices continue to level off amid tighter lending rules and a surge in new supply. The average price per square foot of a resale condo in Canada’s biggest city rose 3.3% to C$683 ($520) in the first quarter from the same period last Read More...
Canada remains relatively affordable for foreign employees
An annual ranking of the affordability of global cities for employees working abroad shows Canada has stayed stable. Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey finds that Canada’s major cities are relatively affordable while global peers have become more Read More...
Why every residential street in Toronto could use a little apartment building
If you ever find yourself wondering why there are so few little walk-up apartments in Toronto — of the kind that are absolutely commonplace all across Montreal — you can look to history. “In May 1912, the city declared a full-scale ban Read More...