A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Posts Tagged ‘real estate

[ISL] Three notes on Prince Edward Island, changing and otherwise

leave a comment »

  • CBC Prince Edward Island notes that, although down from its 1999 peak, PEI is still Canada’s top potato producer.
  • Strong demand and limited supply means that the Island’s real estate market is tight, with rising prices. CBC Prince Edward Island reports.
  • Meagan Campbell writes in MacLean’s about two of the Island’s newest migrant groups, Amish from Ontario and Buddhist monks from East Asia.

[URBAN NOTE] Five links on Toronto, from housing issues to renaming Ryerson

leave a comment »

  • blogTO notes apartment complexes will soon be rezoned to allow them to host more businesses.
  • Torontoist’s Tamara Yelland argues against Matt Gurney’s dismissive take that people who can’t afford Toronto housing should go.
  • Global News reports on the bidding wars for condo rentals in Toronto.
  • At CBC, Doug George-Kanentiio argues in favour of renaming Ryerson University, perhaps giving it a First Nations name.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Martin Regg Cohn reflects on his experiences around the world, seeing statues to past regimes taken down.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto blog links, from feminist street art to the changing retail scene

leave a comment »

  • Steve Munro shares photos of the ongoing reconstruction of Dundas and Victoria, on the 505 Dundas streetcar route.
  • blogTO notes that the steady increase in rental prices in Toronto came to a halt this month.
  • John Lorinc at Spacing starts a series speculating on the safety of Toronto hi-rises for seniors.
  • Torontoist reports on the achievements and the controversy of a feminist street art event in Parkdale.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links, from marijuana laws to the AGO to Wattpad to laneway suites

leave a comment »

  • What will happen to the legal records of those convicted of marijuana-related charges once legalization comes? The Toronto Star considers.
  • NOW Toronto reviews a new exhibit of First Nations-oriented work at the AGO.
  • NOW Toronto features an article showing how Toronto startup Wattpad is making celebrity fanfic (among other things) economically lucrative for writers.
  • Torontoist considers the idea of laneway suites as a way to deal with the city’s housing crisis.

[URBAN NOTE] Five notes on the housing market in Toronto, from TCH to Parkdale to investors

leave a comment »

  • In an old NOW Toronto article from March, Lisa Ferguson writes about how a neighbourhood land trust hopes to control prices in Parkdale.
  • The Globe and Mail‘s Jill Mahoney and Justin Giovannetti note a recent study suggesting that less than 5% of home sales in the Toronto area are to foreign buyers.
  • The Globe and Mail‘s Carolyn Ireland notes that, in a fluctuating market, homeowners are caught between pressures to buy and to sell.
  • NOW Toronto‘s Sheila Block argues that, among others, the Bank of Canada needs to prepare for a housing crash.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Jennifer Pagliaro notes that Toronto Community Housing has been ordered to close no more units. No word on where the money will come from.

Written by Randy McDonald

July 5, 2017 at 5:45 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five links in Toronto, from Andrew Kinsman to West Queen West to Egerton Ryerson

leave a comment »

  • With news that Toronto police is now treating the disappearance of Andrew Kinsman from his Cabbagetown a week ago as suspicious, the search for Kinsman is taking on new importance. Please, if you can help in any way, let Toronto police or his friends–anybody–know.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Hina Alam reports on the huge crush over the Canada Day weekend to see the World’s Largest Rubber Duck.
  • The Parkdale Villager‘s Hilary Caton reports on the push to make West Queen West a protected district.
  • The National Post shares the Canadian Press’ poll reporting on general anxiety, including among the well-off, on affordable housing in Canada.
  • The Globe and Mail‘s Kenny Sharpe writes about controversy at Ryerson University over the legacy of founder Egerton Ryerson.

[URBAN NOTE] Five links about Toronto, from old TTC cars to Island architecture to the Palace Arms

leave a comment »

  • Steve Munro shares some vintage photos of TTC streetcars from Canada’s centennial in 1967.
  • Spacing Toronto’s Chris Bateman describes how the Toronto Islands became a test-bed for architectural modernism.
  • Global News notes the proposal for a hovercraft service across Lake Ontario, connecting Toronto with Niagara.
  • The Toronto Star‘s Emily Mathieu notes that a Kensington Market apartment complex made into a ghost hotel has been temporarily shut down by Airbnb.
  • NOW Toronto‘s Paul Salvatori has a touching photo essay on the Palace Arms, a soon-to-be-gone rooming house at King and Strachan.