Bank of Canada Lowers Interest Rates

By: Nate Van Beilen

Bank of Canada Lowers Interest Rates

Tags: Bank of Canada, Interest Rates, Housing, Royal Lepage

The Bank of Canada recently lowered interest rates even further – the second cut this year. Reactions to the decision from economists, professors, and even real estate companies tend to be more on the surprised and negative side of the spectrum. Cheaper money may increase Canadian household debt levels, which levels are already concerning. Economists predict that major banks won’...Read More

New Transit Initiative in North Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

New Transit Initiative in North Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Transit, Bus Service, Green, Home to Hub

A new service, called Home to Hub, was introduced recently in new developments north of Dundas. It will allow residents in these areas to be picked up at home and dropped off at the Uptown Core Terminal. The shared service will use smaller capacity buses to replace the Dundas 5A bus route during rush hour. The service operates between  6-8:30 am and 4:30-7 pm Monday to Friday. Customers can ...Read More

Local Event: Burlington Beer Festival

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Burlington Beer Festival

Tags: Burlington, Beer, Local Event, Spencer Smith Park, Brewery

Beer, beer, beer is coming right here in Burlington this weekend. From July 17th to 19th at Spencer Smith Park, the Burlington Beer Festival is sure to be an unforgettable night. Well, depending on how much beer you enjoy. The outdoor festival offers products from over 30 breweries cider houses and wineries. There are also many food vendors and venues, along with live music all weekend. This year...Read More

Ontario GreenBelt Cycle Route

By: Nate Van Beilen

Ontario GreenBelt Cycle Route

Tags: Health, GreenBelt, Ontario, Cycle,

Did you know that Ontario has a world class conservation program protecting almost 2 million acres? Did you know there is a 475 km bike route through this beautiful green landscape? The Route goes from Northumberland to Niagara on signed bicycle roadways through forests, winding rivers, welcoming communities, and family farms. The new webpage shows the locations of beaches, conservation areas, ar...Read More

Ontario Releases New Air Quality Health Index

By: Nate Van Beilen

Ontario Releases New Air Quality Health Index

Tags: Air Quality, Ontario, Pollution, Smog,

Ontarians will gain better access to information about air quality and how it affects their health from a new air quality health index. The index will detail real-time health risks due to air pollution. The air quality index works like the UV index which shows how strong the sun is by using a number system. The air quality index has a ranking from one to ten and greater with lower numbers represe...Read More

Toronto Phases out Tokens, Turns to Presto for TTC

By: Nate Van Beilen

Toronto Phases out Tokens, Turns to Presto for TTC

Tags: TTC, Presto, Toronto, Transportation, Metrolinx

A top comment that reads “Finally, the TTC is moving into the 1990s,” sums up how far behind the TTC is compared to the rest of the world in terms of how commuters are charged. By mid 2017, tokens and tickets will be replaced by Presto Cards which can be loaded with money online or at ticket counters. Paying for subways fares with tokens is cumbersome and takes up a lot of time and re...Read More

Local Event: Electric Drive Show & Shine and Benefit BBQ

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Electric Drive Show & Shine and Benefit BBQ

Tags: Electric Car, Transportation, E-Bike, Green Technology, Oakville

On Monday, July 27 from 5 -7 pm, the fourth Annual Community Show and Shine is taking place at Oakville Whole Foods. The event showcases electric cars, e-bikes, future electric transportation technology, and fun and interactive exchange of ideas. Mercedes Benz Oakville will be on site to show attendees the new 2015 Smart fortwo Electric Drive Car. Another interesting company, called Sun Country H...Read More

Niagara Escarpment Education and Hikes

By: Nate Van Beilen

Niagara Escarpment Education and Hikes

Tags: Niagara Escarpment, Hike, Education, UNESCO,

Every Saturday this summer at 10 am, Giant’s Rib Escarpment Environmental Network (GREEN) organizes fun, guided interpretive hikes on the main loop trail of the Giant’s Rib Trail. GREEN aims to provide education about the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Giant’s Rib was the name that early settlers called the Niagara Escarpment. The United Nations Educational, Scienti...Read More

Home Prices in Toronto Affecting Nearby Regions

By: Nate Van Beilen

Home Prices in Toronto Affecting Nearby Regions

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Burlington, Hamilton, Home Prices

The average sale of a home in Toronto grew by 8 percent year over year to $594,827. Experts say the price increase is due to a growing number of Canadians who work in the pricey but are buying homes in nearby areas where they can afford bigger homes. This spill over effect results in “more sales activity, as well as price gains, as buyers look to get more value for their money by expanding ...Read More

Glen Abbey 2016 Canadian Open

By: Nate Van Beilen

Glen Abbey 2016 Canadian Open

Tags: Glen Abbery, Canadian Open, Golf, Oakville, PGA Tour

  Love golf? From July 20 – 26, the 2016 Canadian Open will take place at Oakville’s own Glen Abbey Golf Course where some of the best golfers in the world will compete. The world class event is part of the Triple Crown national golf championships where the world’s top 156 golfers will compete for the RBC Canadian Open Trophy. The event expects to attract 100,000 spectator...Read More