Update on Toronto’s growth

“UrbanToronto’s Growth to Watch For Series has tracked the hundreds of development proposals and construction projects across the city. Moving from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, each entry of our 16 part series provides a fine-grained overview of local development. With the series now complete, we bring together our 2016 editorials in an exhaustively comprehensive survey of […]

More UrbanCorp troubles

Tarion Warranty Corp., which administers the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act, sent a note advising customers of Urbancorp that “Tarion has issued a notice of proposal to revoke the registration of 17 Urbancorp related companies.” It adds, “The decision was made due to the builder’s failure to meet Tarion’s ongoing registration requirements.”  Read more…

Poloz plays down China turmoil

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says Canadians should get used to both a cheap dollar and some inflation as the country continues to grapple with the shock of falling commodity prices. The Canadian dollar, now at less than 71 cents (U.S.), is working to offset billions in lost revenue from exports of oil and […]

New high rise self storage…

There is an evolution underway in self-service storage, with upscale options a new niche market. Increasingly, some businesses and homeowners are prepared to pay a premium for climate-controlled, concierge-style services in suburban and downtown locations.  Read more..   

Fed rate hike amid turmoil..

Last week’s volatility in the markets, highlighted by further implosions in the high-yield and energy segments, won’t deter the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates on Wednesday. But the turmoil complicates the central bank’s communications challenge, particularly the need to wrap the hike in heavily conditional and responsive packaging. Read more…

News for the Gardiner Expressway..

Can we learn to love the Gardiner Expressway again?  For decades, the Gardiner Expressway has been a barrier between downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario. That promises to change in 2017, as a 10-acre space under the highway becomes a network of pathways and gathering places that binds a fast-growing part of the city together. This is […]

When is a building permit needed?

As the building owner, you are ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements. Failure to obtain building permits can result in costly construction delays, legal action and/or the removal of work already completed. The attached brochure outlines when a building permit is needed.

St Lawrence Market North

PREPARING FOR THE TEMPORARY MOVE:  The St. Lawrence Market North building, constructed in 1968, is showing its age. The low slung building was constructed in a basic form, and the city is looking to replace it with a building more fitting for its significant location. In order for that to happen however, the Market needs a temporary […]