New Waterpark opening in the GTA this Summer

By: Case Feenstra Team

New Waterpark opening in the GTA this Summer

Tags: GTA, Summer, Toronto, Attraction, Family

  There’s a new way to cool down this summer. Wild Water Kingdom has been around since 1986 but has been closed for the past 2 years. It has undergone a complete rebuild and 2017 will be the opening year for the new park, now called Wet’n’Wild Toronto.   The grand opening will be in June and the park will be open until Labour Day. Wild Water Kingdom was acquired by a n...Read More

35.4% price increase for Detached homes in the 905

By: Case Feenstra Team

35.4% price increase for Detached homes in the 905

Tags: Housing prices, Oakville, Mississauga, real estate

Sale prices are off the charts for February. The price of detached homes in the 905 region is now 35.4 percent higher compared to this time last year. Remember the Canadian federal government changed mortgage rules to try to cool down the real estate market? Seems like it didn’t do much. For all types of housing including condos and townhomes, the average price for the GTA is now $875,983. ...Read More

Warm and Wet spring on the Horizon

By: Case Feenstra Team

Warm and Wet spring on the Horizon

Tags: Environment, Weather, Snow, Rainfall, GTA

If we could anthropomorphize trees, they might be confused right now. Usually this time of year has cold nights below freezing and days above freezing. That’s what makes the sap flow in sugar maples. But we’ve been experiencing quite the spread in temperatures. Days above 15, and nights below -10. Poor sugar maples.   The trend has been warmer weather. This past February broke tem...Read More

The Maple Syrup Festivals of March

By: Case Feenstra Team

The Maple Syrup Festivals of March

Tags: Bronte, March Break, GTA, Festival, Oakville

March break is just around the corner! March 13th to 17th is less than two weeks away. Maple Syrup festivals happening across the GTA are a sweet activity for you and your family this March.   The one closest to Oakville and Mississauga is at Bronte Creek Provincial Park on 1219 Burloak Drive. The well attended and highly rated festival operates every weeken...Read More

Decreasing Hydro Prices: Kicking the can down the road

By: Case Feenstra Team

Decreasing Hydro Prices: Kicking the can down the road

Tags: GTA, Electricity Costs, Energy prices, Infrastructure

If housing prices weren’t enough of a cost for people in the GTA already… Electricity prices in Ontario have been getting quite a lot of attention lately because of the price growth. The Ontario government announced recently that electricity prices will be cut by 25%. Politics is responding to the demands of the people. But that’s not a good thing necessarily. Here’s why. ...Read More

Where does Toronto Rank Globally for Innovation?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Where does Toronto Rank Globally for Innovation?

Tags: GTA, Culture, Housing, Start-up, Livability

Toronto is one of the most innovative cities in the world. Out of the 500 cities on the list, Toronto came in 8th. Toronto clearly has some bragging rights in this area. But why?   The most innovative cities were London, New York, and Tokyo in that order. Other Canadian cities that made the list include Montreal in 19th, Vancouver in 24th, Quebec City at 57th, and Calgary at 83rd.   162 ...Read More

Could Co-Housing work in the GTA?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Could Co-Housing work in the GTA?

Tags: GTA, Housing, Expensive Rent, Roommates, Affordability

Adaptation occurs when conditions change. And the housing market is changing. The lack of housing supply and the absurd prices are pushing many young people out of the market and limiting the possibility for home ownership.   Some buyers have adapted their expectations for housing and choose to own a house with roommates.  It’s called co-housing or shared housing. There are many mo...Read More

Mississauga’s Skyline to Grow Significantly

By: Case Feenstra Team

Mississauga’s Skyline to Grow Significantly

Tags: Development, Population, City Centre, Urban Planning

Mississauga is a city in transition. The once predominantly suburban, low density city that was once considered “sleepy” is now intensifying, becoming more walkable, and attracting professionals and world class business. There are now more than 750,000 residents and 71 Fortune 500 companies.   All of these residents, professionals and businesses need a place to thrive. And that pl...Read More

Oakville Hosting an Open House on the Old Hospital Redevelopment

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville Hosting an Open House on the Old Hospital Redevelopment

Tags: Hospital, Oakville, Redevelopment, Demolition, Town Hall

The old Oakville Memorial Hospital is planned for demolition this summer. To prepare, the Town of Oakville is hosting an open house to inform residents of the work plans.   Oakville will present its plans on Wednesday, March 1st from 6-8 pm at Oakville Town Hall on 1225 Trafalgar Rd. The demolition will take around 12 months and there will be a host of safety concerns that residents should be...Read More

Oakville Finally Decides on the Downtown Facelift

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville Finally Decides on the Downtown Facelift

Tags: Lakeshore, Public Consultation, infrastructure, Streetscape

Benches and lampposts in downtown Oakville have got quite a lot of attention. Maybe too much. Last year, Oakville engaged residents to learn their opinion on Downtown Oakville’s Reconstruction and Streetscape Project. A decision was made to go with contemporary designed benches, bollards and other infrastructure.   But no, despite the extensive public consultation, other residents were ...Read More