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Make Your Own Energy Bars! 5 Healthy, Natural Snack Recipes - Eco-Chick

Protein-packed energy bars are an ideal snack before workouts, on the plane or any time you start to feel your eyelids drooping and your attention …

The top 5 hidden courtyards in Toronto

Hidden courtyards in Toronto are reminiscent of a city that ran at a slower pace. Some of them are serene pockets of nature enclosed by historic …

This is Tesla's plan for a cheaper car

Tesla’s road to a cheaper electric car has always appeared to lead straight to Reno, where the electric automaker is building a $5 billion …

How to green your home - without wasting money

Will solar panels really cut your fuel bills? Jeff Howell has the answers - and they may surprise you<p>Everybody wants to cut their fuel bills, and many people are concerned about “saving the planet” by reducing their use of fossil fuels. So what are best ways of achieving these aims?<p>Read: a Green …

Home Improvement

Average price of detached home in Toronto hits $1.15M | Toronto Star

The GTA is in the midst of a record-setting frenzy for real estate.<p>The region set a new record in May for sales, right on the heels of a …

Trump's right-hand man busts real estate market myths

The real estate market is hot these days. It's also cold, lukewarm, on the verge of tanking and just about to take off. If you're smart, you'll get …

8 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Old Ride

There’s nothing wrong with holding on to an old car, racking up miles on the odometer and forming a connection with it. After a few thousand miles, …

Grilling a Whole Fish Is Easier than You Think

The presentation of an entire animal is a high point of any home cook’s career. But few critters lend themselves to a weekend meal, let alone a …

The top 10 cheap eats in Richmond Hill

Dining on a budget can be a bit of a mixed bag, but in Richmond Hill the options are abundant with a delicious variety of mostly regional …

So You Want to Boycott Israel? Here’s A List of Products and Services You Need to Start With…

<b>So you want to boycott Israel?</b><p>So your organization has decided to boycott all products and services from Israel. Here is a list of activities that …

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Ice Cream

Do I Need a Real Estate Agent to Buy a Home?

There’s no substitute for an experienced professional who knows the market. That said, you can't just pick anybody.<p>You bet. Navigating a real estate …

REAL ESTATE: Entrepreneurs want to build homes out of shipping containers

They’re big, boxy and made of steel.<p>Resilient, too: They withstand wind, fire and earthquakes.<p>Stacked on rail cars, ships and the trailer of flatbed …

Another step for mankind: Israeli scientists advance theory on moon’s origin

New research by an Israeli-French team marks another small step for mankind, advancing the theory that the moon was formed from a collision between …

Outdated Credit Scoring Models Shut Minorities Out Of Housing Market

At a time when the U.S. economy continues to struggle to create jobs, we cannot afford to leave potentially hundreds of billions of dollars of lending activity and tens of thousands of possible jobs go untapped.<p>But that’s exactly what we’re doing based on research presented last week by Urban …

Freddie Mac

What a $500K house looks like in Toronto

What does a $500,000 property look like in Toronto these days? Is there such thing anymore? While the average house price in the city is well over $1 …

Blaming the Jews, again, is beyond wrong-headed

<b>Re: Not Just Radicalism, letters to the editor, March 26.</b><br>The astounding letter from John Mortl defies a rational answer. He has the answer to the …

This GIF Shows How Much Toronto Grew In 28 Years

Toronto: city on the grow.<p>That's the best way to describe Hogtown when you look at a GIF showing just how much the city expanded between 1984 and …

Toronto’s record house prices to rise further by 2017 | The Star

Toronto’s record house prices could soar a further 17 per cent by the end of 2017 as the lack of supply in the face of unrelenting demand continues …

Canadian Real Estate

Best Men's Shoes: The Footwear Every Man Needs To Own

Ever wondered where to find the best men’s shoes? There are some shoes you buy because you love a trendy detail or their outrageous use of colour. …

Why Warren Buffett’s Stock Picking Methodology is Outdated

There are plenty of reasons to argue why real estate is the best investment to make: use of leverage, cash flow, appreciation, economies of scale …

Hyperloop to be built in Central California next year

<b>The first full-scale Hyperloop, a new transportation method dreamed up by entrepreneur Elon Musk, will be built in central California next year.</b><p>The five-mile (8km) test track will be built halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.<p>The system uses depressurised tubes, as well as magnets and …

Outdoor Photographer of the Year Winners 2014

The 2014 Outdoor Photographer of the Year contest received submissions from all over the world, as<p>The 2014 Outdoor Photographer of the Year contest received submissions from all over the world, as photographers tried to showcase the most impressive wildlife and natural landscape shots captured by …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Arctic Circle

T-shirt line has a logo for each Toronto neighbourhood

Fashion & Style<p>Natalia Manzocco<p>Posted on February 18, 2015<p>Report Inaccuracy<p>T-shirt line has a logo for each Toronto neighbourhood<p>Fashion & …

Confessions Of A Self-Made Real Estate Mogul: 'How My Net Worth Quadrupled In Just Five Years'

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p><i>n our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours—and we recognize their strategies may not work for everyone—but we welcome your responses.</i><p><i>Today, one man explains how he built a</i> …

Real Estate

Five condo renos that add value

For people buying new condos with the expectation of reselling only a few years from now, Leslie Richardson, a real estate agent in downtown Toronto with Property.ca Realty Inc., recommends selecting the best package of appliances and fixtures right off the bat from the builder. This goes both for …

How to Make Money With Real Estate Options | Investopedia

For many Americans, real estate, in the form of a family home or rental property, is their single largest investment. These investors often perceive …

Real Estate

Art Deco or Edwardian: A pictorial guide to early 20th century Toronto housing styles

We’ve covered Victorian architecture styles before, focusing on home and hearth in 19th century Toronto. The first part of the 20th century was, in …

Church and Jarvis Streets: Growth to Watch For in 2015

UrbanToronto's stories on areas of the city to watch for development in 2015 now rises to six, adding Church and Jarvis Streets to our previous …