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May 28, 2020

What Is In Store for the Commercial Real Estate Market in the GTA?

I have a good friend who practices commercial real estate in New York City and is bemoaning the utter collapse of the real estate market over there... Read More

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May 26, 2020

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC), Chief Executive, Paints Bleak Picture for Residential Housing in Canada

You may recall my previous blogs about Evan Siddall, CEO of CMHC who last year severely criticized efforts to modify the mortgage stress test in an... Read More

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Apr 27, 2020

Ontario Announces Relief for Commercial Tenants

Friday, April 24th the Province announced the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (the “Program”). The Pro... Read More
Apr 9, 2020

Everyone is Talking About Tenants and Their Rent; What About Owners and Their Mortgages?

There is not one part of society that has not been materially impacted by the drastic measures taken to beat this awful COVID-19 virus.  Busin... Read More

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Mar 5, 2020

Destressing the Stress Test

After refusing to tinker with the mortgage stress test, it would appear the government has relented.  The original test, brought into effect O... Read More

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Feb 11, 2020

TARION TROUBLES

Tarion has been under siege ever since Mr. Justice Cunningham issued an in depth report several years ago recommending a break up and restructuring... Read More

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Feb 10, 2020

HOUSING T.O. – Toronto’s (pretty) new Housing Plan

Awright Awready, I know its February and this plan came out in November, but what can I tell you, I was busy with a bunch of closings over Christma... Read More

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Dec 24, 2019

Development charges to be determined at time of first application: Bill 108 moves ahead in Ontario

Toronto has been seeking to delay the implementation of a number of changes affecting the calculation and payment of development charges that is co... Read More

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Dec 19, 2019

Costs for Affordable Housing, Transit to be Shared by all Torontonians

There have been 2 major municipal initiatives announced by Mayor Tory over the last few weeks which are intended to address the pressing needs of a... Read More

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Nov 12, 2019

Ontario's Auditor General Misses the Boat on Tarion

Published in The Lawyer's Daily  Ontario's Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk, after extensive review of the existing structure and inner working... Read More
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