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Ontario landlords seek right to immediately ban marijuana use in rentals

Ontario landlords want the right to immediately ban the use of pot in rental properties when recreational weed is legalized this summer, arguing they should be allowed to change tenants' existing leases to stop the drug from being consumed in their units.<p>Some marijuana users say, however, that the …

Cannabis

Cacio e Pepe: What it is and how you can make it!

Cacio e Pepe: more than just a trendy pasta dish<p>Cacio e Pepe has become one of the trendiest pasta dishes in the world of food. Why is that? It's the …

Italian Food

Retrofitting suburbia: Old shopping malls can be saved by their parking lots

Aging shopping centres, built decades ago as beacons of fashion and free parking on the suburban fringe, are gradually becoming relics on a sea of …

Top Canada Preferred Fund Seeks Value in Turbo-Charged Market

The odds of a rate hike at the next Bank of Canada meeting more than doubled after a blockbuster December jobs report, but Canada’s best-performing …

Investing

Mayor John Tory unveils plan to enhance King Street amid pilot project controversy

Tory says businesses have reported a decline in revenue and the city wants to draw residents back<p>Mayor John Tory announced on Tuesday a new …

I Tried 5 Days Of Meal Prep — & Here's How Much It Cost

The new year always seems to bring a newfound desire to get our lives in order and start "adulting" once and for all. A major goal of mine for 2018: …

Hundreds of thousands of poor Americans will soon be able to move to better areas, thanks to this judge

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement an Obama-era rule on Jan. 1 that would give low-income families greater access to housing in more affluent neighborhoods.<p>The 2016 rule was designed to break up areas of concentrated poverty in two dozen …

Housing

50 things to do in Vancouver this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Food, art, music, holiday cheer, neighbourhood celebrations, LOTS of shopping and plenty of fun free events for …

Western Canada

Cancellation leaves buyers of pre-construction condos priced out of market

When he went to pick up registered mail on Oct. 30, Mickle Lynn was expecting a package from his mother. It was his birthday. But what he received …

Gentrification is sweeping through America. Here are the people fighting back

In Atlanta, a neighborhood is resisting the use of eminent domain, which allows government to take private property for public use<p>Walk into the home of Robert and Bertha Darden, and you are immediately surrounded by memories. Like many African American couples who have reached a certain age, the …

Electric car boom drives surge in charging-station demand

Toronto faces shortage of family-friendly condos: report

The Greater Toronto Area's condominium boom is failing to produce enough larger, family-friendly units to accommodate a coming wave of millennials due to hit prime child-bearing age, a new report warns.<p>A study by Ryerson University's City Building Institute and Urbanation, a real estate consulting …

Not enough family-friendly condos to match demand: Report

Up-sizing young families and downsizing seniors are about to converge on a Toronto-region housing market that isn’t sufficiently prepared to …

Controversial condo decision in Vancouver’s Chinatown may be ‘unprecedented’

A decision expected Monday about a controversial building project in Vancouver's Chinatown will be a history-making one.<p>If the city's development-permit board decides to allow the nine-storey condo proposal by Beedie Development to go ahead next to Chinatown's war memorial on Keefer Street, it will …

How Big Auto Is Disrupting Tesla's Superchargers

A new joint venture backed by some heavy hitters is planning a Supercharger-like network for everyone.<p><b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) fans, take note: The big …

Stanley Park’s Prospect Point reopens after $3.5 million renovation, features updated restaurant and café

Port Moody’s Rocky Point Ice Cream is also available here!

Outdoors

Unlock the Ultimate Vancouver

National Geographic photographer Susan Seubert captures the best of Vancouver by exploring some of its hottest neighborhoods.<p>Tucked between mountainous forests and wild Pacific surf is Vancouver, a city both grounded and elevated by the dramatic landscape that surrounds it. British Columbia’s …

Western Canada

6 must-try new restaurants in Vancouver

It’s been a pretty delicious fall so far, and we think these epic restaurant openings had a lot to do with that.<p>Whether they are located in the …

Woman's power shut down by condo after charging hybrid electric car

Number of electric vehicles registered in Ottawa has doubled, but condo bylaws lag behind<p>Kimberly Hsiung listened to the pleasant hum of the engine …

Could Family-Sized Condos Solve Canada’s Housing Market Crisis?

Buyers flock to inexpensive new low-rise subdivisions far from employment centres — here's how cities could keep them local.<p>In early October, there …

Housing

Tesla opens new largest Supercharger station in the world

Tesla is adding a ton of stations to its Supercharger network lately in an attempt to reach its goal to have over 10,000 Superchargers online by the end of the year.<p>We now learn that the automaker just brought online a single new station in Shanghai with 50 Superchargers – becoming the largest …

1 year out: Toronto leaders talk about the biggest challenges facing our city

City planners, developers, police weigh in on what Toronto's priorities should be in an election year<p>It's one year until the next municipal vote in …

Toronto

With Toronto, Alphabet looks to revolutionize city-building

Alphabet Inc. is best known for its signature product, the Google search engine. But it is useful to think of it as a company that builds platforms – software that serves as a foundation for a growing array of technologies and services that people use every day.<p>It practically owns the web …

Amazon.com Inc

Mayor Robertson makes move to give locals first crack at condo pre-sales

Mayor Gregor Robertson will introduce a motion at the next meeting of city council (Oct. 17) that he hopes will stop real estate developers from …

Developer granted $9M in incentives to decontaminate condo site

Trinity Group planning 3 towers for site across from Bayview LRT station<p>An Ottawa developer is set to receive more than $9 million in incentives from …

Canada

How amalgamation eliminated Toronto's ambition: Hume

Twenty years is not long in the life of a city, but two decades after amalgamation, Toronto isn’t the place it used to be. Even if then premier Mike …

1,000 planned rental units convert to condos in wake of Ontario rent-control expansion

More than 1,000 planned purpose-built rental units have instead been converted to condominiums in the Greater Toronto Area since Premier Kathleen Wynne's government expanded rent control in the spring, according to a new report that warns the region's rental supply crisis is poised to worsen.<p>The …

Real Estate

Rosedale community reverses stance on Glen Road stop signs just weeks after installing them

North Rosedale Residents' Association petitions city to remove stop signs, sparking controversy<p>Rosedale residents' stop-and-go attitude towards the …

Houston's Big Opportunity for Better Urban Development

Following the tragedy, Houston will have the opportunity to reinvent itself as a more resilient, sustainable, and economically vibrant city.<p>Hurricane Harvey, the worst rain storm ever recorded, unleashed heart-breaking damage, but there is little doubt Greater Houston will rebound. It’s long been …

The City of Cape Town’s incredible plan to make mini-bus taxis better than Uber

The City of Cape Town has released its Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN) plan, detailing how it plans to deal with the city’s massive …