5 New Schools for Halton Region

By: Case Feenstra Team

5 New Schools for Halton Region

Tags: Schools, Education, Halton, Milton, Investment

All of em in Milton. Milton has been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada for a few years. Its no wonder that more schools are being built. Ontario describes the schools as “high quality” and “modern”. Because what else would they be?   The five schools in Halton are a $77 million investment and include the following: A new elementary school for 776 s...Read More

Toronto October Housing Stats: 21% increase in prices

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Toronto October Housing Stats: 21% increase in prices

Tags: Toronto, GTA, Home Buyer, Home Prices

The average selling price for all homes, not just detached, is now $762,975. Seems like the federal mortgage rules haven’t had much of an effect. The mortgage rules were supposed to curb the growth of housing prices to reasonable levels. What would the growth have been if the housing rules weren’t in enacted?   You know the housing rules are inadequate when housing markets continu...Read More

Gardens at Oakville’s Shell Park Win Landscaping Award

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Gardens at Oakville’s Shell Park Win Landscaping Award

Tags: Oakville, Shell Park, Bronte, Gardens, Environment, Open Space

There seems to be awards for everything these days. What about public landscaping? Yep. Shell Park in southwest Oakville got a second place in a North American landscape design competition. Props to Oakville’s Parks team!   Shell Park is in the category of display gardens that attract 10,001 to 100,000 visitors per year. The second place title was awarded by All American Selections whic...Read More

Could Bronte Creek Provincial Park be transferred to Conservation Halton?

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Could Bronte Creek Provincial Park be transferred to Conservation Halton?

Tags: Oakville, Bronte Creek, Conservation Halton, Ontario Parks, Residents

The flashpoint for this? Dogs. People love their dogs and leash free zones are good for dogs. Bronte Creek Provincial Park has recently closed certain areas of the park that put certain leash free areas off limits for the winter months.   Some residents are very upset about this. Paying for an annual pass could imply that there is full-year access. Which is fair. If you don’t get access...Read More

Pull out your rake, not your blower

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Pull out your rake, not your blower

Tags: Fall, Rake, Leaves, Blower, Health

Its fall season. The air is crisp and the leaves are falling. Thinking about using a leaf blower? Or buying one? Well don’t. There are a lot of good reasons to rake instead.   Leaf blowers are noisy. Extremely noisy. They create 90-120 decibels of awful fossil fuel powered noise. The World Health Organizations (WHO) states that healthy environments don’t have noise levels that are...Read More

GTA real estate prices spilling over into the Tri Cities and Guelph

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GTA real estate prices spilling over into the Tri Cities and Guelph

Tags: Toronto, GTA, Real Estate, Home Ownership, Millennials

45% of millenials are considering leaving the GTA. Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener and Guelph are becoming a refuge for first time home buyers who cannot afford GTA home prices any longer. Young couples who are looking to raise a family see the tri cities, as well as Guelph, as an viable alternative to achieve the dream of home ownership. Is the home ownership dream becoming more of a dream these ...Read More

Oakville Resident Produces just 1.1kg of waste in one year

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Oakville Resident Produces just 1.1kg of waste in one year

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Waste, Recycling,

Do you think reducing your environmental footprint is challenging? Oakville’s Heather Govender might tell you that not much effort is needed for reducing your waste generation. Last year, after Canada’s waste reduction week, Govender took on an admirable challenge to reduce the waste she produces. How did she do it?   Just 1.1kg, or 2.4lbs. That’s really impressive compared ...Read More

10th annual Oakville Status Report Delivered by Mayor

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10th annual Oakville Status Report Delivered by Mayor

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Quality of Life, OMB,

What is the status of Oakville? Apparently its quite rosy, according to Rob Burton, Oakville’s Mayor who highlighted the stability and quality of life in the town.   Oakville was recently included in the MoneySense listing for best places to live in Canada. Oakville placed third this year behind Ottawa and Burlington. Last year, Oakville placed sixth. Its Oakville’s third year bei...Read More

Vancouver and Toronto Home Prices Forecasted to decrease in 2017

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Vancouver and Toronto Home Prices Forecasted to decrease in 2017

Tags: Toronto, Home Prices, Affordability, Vancouver, Sales

Forecasts doesn’t always come true. But forecasts aren’t pulled out of thin hair. They are based on trends, projections, market and data. That mass of information has been analyzed by the National Bank of Canada which is predicting a 20% decrease in prices within the next 12 months for real estate in Vancouver. For Toronto, the decrease is more modest at 3%.   The 20% de...Read More

Toronto for Expo 2025? GTA says yes

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Toronto for Expo 2025? GTA says yes

Tags: Toronto, GTA, Infrastructure, Housing, Expo

Expos date back to the late 1800s where world cities would host events that showcased the latest in innovation, technology and design. Can Toronto as a city claim any of those? Either way, more than half of GTA residents and half of Canada are supportive of Toronto bidding for the 2025 expo according to a recent poll. Only 15% of survey respondents were opposed to Toronto bidding while the rest we...Read More