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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
Nov 1, 2019

Moving ahead with Sidewalk Labs

"Waterfront Toronto yesterday had its Board of Directors approve the original 12 acre Sidewalk Labs proposal with substantial improvements to the p... Read More

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Aug 19, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES #4 – 3,000 Social housing units in 3 years

By Thursday, the series of PowerPoint presentations from Durban’s municipal officials were over and it was time to find some way to actually ... Read More

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Aug 19, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES #3 – Hospitality, South African style

Before I conclude these blogs and share our final recommendations – let me tell you the best thing about being in Durban: the people. Second ... Read More

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Aug 15, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES #2: Using housing to heal racial divides

“The Most Livable City in Africa by 2030”—that’s eThekwini (Durban)’s tag line. If that is not audacious enough, muni... Read More

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Aug 14, 2019

DURBAN DIARIES on Affordable Housing - #1

Affordable housing expert John Fox, of Toronto law firm Robins Appleby, is among the Canadians who have been asked by Durban, South Africa, to lend... Read More

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Aug 6, 2019

RBC CEO says housing market is ‘well-balanced.’ That’s only half the story.

On  July 25th , RBC CEO Dave McKay said that housing in Canada is in “well-balanced territory,” as quoted by Bloomberg. It’s... Read More

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Jun 19, 2019

The Stress Test Controversy Continues to Boil: CMHC Head Continues to Defend the Tough Lending Rules

Wednesday, June 19, 2019  Two weeks ago, CMHC CEO, Evan Siddall took an aggressive and in the view of this writer, inflammatory position in h... Read More

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Mortgage Amortization Period  |  Minister of Finance  |  Benjamin Tal  |  Evan Siddall  |  CMHC  |  Residential Construction Industry  |  Mortgage Stress Test  |  Mortgage Lending Rules  |  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

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