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Ben Myers BIZ Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?

Ben Myers | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...

Housing image. BIZ Does Toronto have a condo-flipping problem?

Ben Myers | 2017-05-11
Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa recently railed against “property scalpers” in the Toronto new housing market, and the recently...

Ben Myers BIZ If you hate condos, you should hope that more get built

Ben Myers | 2016-09-30
A lot of people don’t like condominium apartments, they would never live in them, and they don’t like that they...

Ben Myers BIZ The greenbelt’s collateral damage

Ben Myers | 2016-06-14
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced in May that Ontario is proposing to grow the Greenbelt. Ontario’s Greenbelt...

Ben Myers BIZ Are millennials still interested in buying homes?

Ben Myers | 2016-03-31
Canada is in the midst of a rental housing boom, every major city is building at near-record-level highs. As of...

Ben Myers BIZ Is housing about affordability or desirability?

Ben Myers | 2015-11-04
Earlier this month, I attended the Urban Land Institute’s first Toronto Symposium, a conference intended to foster debate on city...

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Vancouver’s plan for False Creek Flats falls short
Cori Howard | Westcoast News | 2017-05-30
The False Creek Flats area of Vancouver is the last bastion of opportunity for creating a diverse mix of industrial...
The Numbers Game »
Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?
Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...
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BOMA Regina hosts BOMEX for the first time
Victoria Gabel | BOMA Canada News | 2016-10-10
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The truth behind GTA home prices
Bob Finnigan | National Viewpoint | 2017-08-17
Cause and effect; supply and demand – the reasons for record high new home prices in the GTA are a...
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A boom for rental as owners cash out of homes
Sean Tait | The Strategic Broker | 2017-04-11
Today, millions of Canadians have been blessed with unprecedented wealth due in large part to one key financial asset: their...
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