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Aug 1, 2018

NIMBYISM and Politics – A Bad Combination

Last month we saw most flagrant examples of NIMBYISM combined with political interference for vote-getting purposes occur, which destroyed 3 years ... Read More

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Minister of Municipal Affairs  |  BILD  |  Land Development Association  |  Building Industry  |  Planning & Growth Management Committee  |  Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan  |  City Council

May 22, 2018

FAIR HOUSING PLAN – Fair, Unfair, or more than Fair?

At the Land and Development Conference last week in Toronto, I was invited to participate on a panel to discuss legislative changes stemming from t... Read More

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rent control  |  ontario municipal board  |  new developments  |  NDP  |  liberals  |  land and development conference  |  Inclusionary Zoning  |  Fair Housing Plan  |  conservatives

Apr 25, 2018

Tarion’s Adventure into Residential Condominium Conversion

Effective January 1, 2018, builders backed by Tarion will be providing new home warranties for residential condominium conversions as a result of... Read More

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Commercial Real Estate Law

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Condominium Act  |  condominium market  |  Condo Development  |  Condo Developers  |  commercial real estate  |  Property Assessment Report  |  Pre-Existing Elements Fund  |  Non-residential  |  Conversions  |  Capital Replacement Plan  |  Amendments

Jan 2, 2018

A Stocking Stuffer from the Ministry of Housing - Inclusionary Zoning - Proposed Regulatory Content

On December 18, 2017 the Government of Ontario posted a summary of proposed regulations under the Planning Act relating to Inclusionary Zoning. The... Read More

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provincial official  |  by-law  |  Housing affordability  |  Condo Developers  |  municipalities  |  Non profit housing  |  The Provincial rules  |  Inclusionary Zoning  |  Government of Ontario  |  the Ministry of Housing

Nov 27, 2017

All Buyers To Be Impacted by New OSFI Mortgage Rules

In an attempt to cool the Toronto and Vancouver housing markets, the provincial and federal governments are pulling no punches in throwing big pots... Read More

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OSFI Mortgage Rules  |  Ontario legislature  |  Ontario  |  provincial legislation  |  mortgages  |  Development Industry  |  Condo Projects  |  Condo Development  |  commercial real estate  |  condominiums  |  condominium market

May 8, 2017

Land & Development Conference 2017 – May 3, 2017

When I started attending the Land Conference about 7 or 8 years ago, there were 350-400 attendees.  Last year there were 600 attendees.  ... Read More

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Commercial Real Estate Law

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vancouver housing  |  vancouver  |  Toronto Condominium Market  |  Land and Development  |  condominiums  |  condominium market  |  Condo Projects  |  Condo Development  |  commercial real estate  |  Land & Development

Mar 29, 2017

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Author: Matthew Desmond Book Review by John Fox “Eviction does not simply drop poor families into a dark valley, a trying yet relatively bri... Read More
Mar 27, 2017

Budget 2017: The Feds are back in the Housing Game

Last week’s budget leaves no doubt that the Federal government is coming back into the housing world. However, exactly how they will carry o... Read More
Mar 7, 2017

An Update to the Update: Municipal Land Transfer Tax Follows Suit to Provincial Land Transfer Tax Increases

In the middle of February before family day long weekend and without much attention, the City of Toronto quietly approved Bill 123, which harmonize... Read More

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home buyer  |  Real Estate  |  tax rates  |  Tax  |  provincial rates  |  land transfer tax

Feb 17, 2017

The Sweetheart Deal and the Lease that Never Was

Here's a lovely little case involving a sweetheart deal that, in the end, just never happens.   Here's the story: You're a lender and you&rsqu... Read More
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