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New Ontario Condo Act Passed But Not Yet In Force

New Ontario Condo Act Passed But Not Yet In Force

It’s been a long time coming. Toronto condo owners and their peers across Ontario have been patiently awaiting the much-needed reforms to the Ontario Condo Act that were put into motion three and a half years ago when the review...

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2016 Condo Décor Trends

2016 Condo Décor Trends

The new year has always signaled new looks in interior design and decorating trends. This year, however, we're seeing a return to the traditional in a variety of ways from craftsman revival to use of vintage materials.When it come...

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Condo Interiors: 2016 Paint Colour Trends

Condo Interiors: 2016 Paint Colour Trends

Move over greige. Daring wall colour is back. Mink browns. Deep greens. Midnight blues. Even black. Think dark but not dreary, rich, sumptuous looking colours that have the power to completely transform condo spaces from cookie-cu...

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Buying a Toronto Condo in 2016: New Down Payment Rules

Buying a Toronto Condo in 2016: New Down Payment Rules

In a media announcement last Friday, the Federal Government announced new legislation for down payments on Canadian real estate purchases. The new mortgage rules apply to properties over $500,000 where the minimum down payment wil...

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Top 5 Tips For Selling Your Toronto Condo

Top 5 Tips For Selling Your Toronto Condo

As we reviewed in our November market report, 2015 has already set a new record for number of GTA property sales and it's not yet year-end. Both the 905 and the Toronto condo market are seeing huge surges in year-over-year sales.A...

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November 2015 Toronto Condo Market Report

November 2015 Toronto Condo Market Report

November’s sales results are in from TREB and (we feel like a broken record here) it’s been another record-breaking month for Toronto real estate; a 14% increase over November 2014. In fact, even without December sales factore...

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From CityPlace To Liberty Village Condos, Project Under Gardiner Is Underway

From CityPlace To Liberty Village Condos, Project Under Gardiner Is Underway

Toronto continues its revitalization of the underutilized and, in some stretches, downright derelict parcels of land near the waterfront in new and creative ways.The Canary District in the West Don Lands, just east of the Distille...

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Top 5 Pet Friendly Condos In Toronto

Top 5 Pet Friendly Condos In Toronto

With the Toronto housing market showing no signs of slowing (or becoming more affordable), more and more urbanites are calling a condo in Toronto home.But we're a city of pet lovers and so it's not surprising that the market is de...

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North York Condos: Is Willowdale The Next Big Investment Area?

North York Condos: Is Willowdale The Next Big Investment Area?

It's been all over the news recently - how Willowdale has become the darling of the Toronto real estate market. We're very active in the North York market and so we've been keeping a close eye on the trends for North York condos t...

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October 2015 Toronto Condo Market + Buyer Advice

October 2015 Toronto Condo Market + Buyer Advice

October's sales results are in from TREB and it's been another record-breaking month for Toronto real estate. The Toronto condo market is still going strong, reporting substantial growth both in sales volume and price increases ac...

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Yonge and Eglinton Condos A Great Choice This Year

Yonge and Eglinton Condos A Great Choice This Year

We talked back in September about Toronto Life's choice of Yonge and Eglinton for best neighbourhood to live in in Toronto. Let's face it - there is subjectivity involved in these "scientific" studies. Comparing all 140 official T...

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Top 5 King West Condos

Top 5 King West Condos

King West is often compared to SoHo in New York and is one of Toronto's most popular neighbourhoods for young professionals who like to work and play hard. It's known as the "it" spot for some of the city's best clubs and restaura...

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Spotlight On King West Condos At Liberty Village

Spotlight On King West Condos At Liberty Village

I'm a self-professed Liberty Village condo nut. I've lived in Liberty Village for years and often recommend the area to clients looking for a small community feel and vibrant, youthful vibe in an area that's minutes to downtown.I ...

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New In Roncesvalles Condos: 35 Wabash Feeds Demand For Toronto Townhouses

New In Roncesvalles Condos: 35 Wabash Feeds Demand For Toronto Townhouses

As mentioned in our review of September's Toronto condo market stats, townhomes were the fastest growing property category in Toronto in terms of price appreciation last month. With the freehold market out of reach of many - parti...

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383 Sorauren: New Roncesvalles Condos Open Up Roncy To More Buyers

383 Sorauren: New Roncesvalles Condos Open Up Roncy To More Buyers

We've been talking about Roncesvalles condos lately because it's one of our favourite west-side neighbourhoods and there's some exciting new mid-rise developments coming to the area.One of the least talked about but most interesti...

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2015 Toronto Condo Market: Third Quarter Results

2015 Toronto Condo Market: Third Quarter Results

The 2015 Toronto condo market Q3 results are in from the Toronto Real Estate Board and it's really more of the same that we've been seeing all year.Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis, says:"...through the first three...

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Family Halloween Events for Toronto Condo Dwellers

Family Halloween Events for Toronto Condo Dwellers

Condo living with kids is becoming the norm for many urban families. With the cost of freehold Toronto housing skyrocketing out of reach of many buyers, more parents are raising young children in Toronto condos.Affordability is a ...

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Howard Park Condos Angle In On Roncesvalles

Howard Park Condos Angle In On Roncesvalles

Roncesvalles Village is one of Toronto's most beloved and sought-after neighbourhoods and it's easy to see why. Heralded by the New York Times as one of Toronto’s “most engaging strolls,” Roncesvalles is deserving of the nam...

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Toronto Condo Owners - Your Voting Rights & Responsibilities

Toronto Condo Owners - Your Voting Rights & Responsibilities

Today is an important day in the lives of Canadians. With over 70% of the nation calling for change, the results of today's federal election will shape the Canada of tomorrow as well, some believe, re-capture the glory of our past...

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The Challenge of Building Mid-Rise Toronto Condos

The Challenge of Building Mid-Rise Toronto Condos

The higher up you are, the more swank the pad. Or so traditional condo thinking goes. But as Toronto continues its transition to a city of tall towers and low-rise homes skyrocket in price out of reach of many, there's a large seg...

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New Toronto Condos Planned for Chelsea Hotel

New Toronto Condos Planned for Chelsea Hotel

Last week's proposal for re-zoning the Chelsea Hotel at 33 Gerrard Street West (formerly the Delta Chelsea) is yet another mixed-use development that underscores how powerful a draw the Toronto condo market is to property investor...

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Toronto Condo Market Update: September 2015

Toronto Condo Market Update: September 2015

The Toronto Real Estate Board recently released September's sales results:Here's what you need to know about the Toronto condo market as we move through the busy fall season. Toronto Condo Market Continues to Rise Above Tradi...

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Our Favourite Micro Toronto Neighbourhoods

Our Favourite Micro Toronto Neighbourhoods

Toronto's known as the city of neighbourhoods thanks to the strength and number of our varied communities.While there are 140 official neighbourhoods recognized by the City of Toronto for administrative and planning purposes, some...

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Best Re-sale Etobicoke Condos in Humber Bay Shores

Best Re-sale Etobicoke Condos in Humber Bay Shores

On Monday, I kicked off this week’s special series on Humber Bay Shores with an overview of the revitalization project, one of Canada’s largest residential builds, transforming South Etobicoke’s skyline. On Wednesday, we too...

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The New Etobicoke Condos Transforming Humber Bay Shores

The New Etobicoke Condos Transforming Humber Bay Shores

I’m talking this week about the new condo community of Humber Bay Shores in South Etobicoke.On Monday, we looked at the overall development which is turning out to be one of Canada’s largest residential projects, rivaling what...

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Humber Bay Shores: One To Watch For Etobicoke Condos

Humber Bay Shores: One To Watch For Etobicoke Condos

On the shores of Lake Ontario just west of Park Lawn Ave. lies one of the most ambitious waterfront development projects we’ve ever seen – Humber Bay Shores in South Etobicoke. If you haven’t heard of Humber Bay Shores yet, ...

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Yonge and Eglinton Condos In Best 'Hood, New Toronto Life Rankings

Yonge and Eglinton Condos In Best 'Hood, New Toronto Life Rankings

Toronto Life just released their new 2015 neighbourhood ranking guide using an improved methodology to compare Toronto's 140 neighbourhoods. The study examines ten factors that impact quality of life, weighting each based on their...

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Spotlight On Distillery District Condos: Pure Spirit Condos

Spotlight On Distillery District Condos: Pure Spirit Condos

We're big fans of the Distillery District here at Condos.ca. So much so that we moved our offices here last year. And so it's no surprise that while there are only a handful of condos in the Distillery District, they're some of ou...

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After Pan Am Games, What's Next for Canary District Condos?

After Pan Am Games, What's Next for Canary District Condos?

We've talked before about the Toronto waterfront condos transforming the West Don Lands into one of Toronto's most anticipated new mixed-use communities. The star of the new 'hood is Dundee Kilmer's Canary District Condos, used to...

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Where To Buy Affordable Art For Your Toronto Condo

Where To Buy Affordable Art For Your Toronto Condo

As a former exec from the museums world and someone who enjoys collecting, I'm often asked by friends where I shop for art. Art is a necessity in my opinion - nothing spruces up a condo, completes a room and makes you smile/think/...

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Spotlight On Etobicoke Condos: Mystic Pointe Community

Spotlight On Etobicoke Condos: Mystic Pointe Community

If you haven't heard of Mystic Pointe, it's a 16 acre, master-planned community by developer Camfrost Felcorp near South Etobicoke's lakeshore. It's located in Mimico, ranked #1 for Where to Buy Now in Toronto Life's 2012 guide, n...

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Affordability of Toronto Rentals Hits Critical Levels

Affordability of Toronto Rentals Hits Critical Levels

We all know that Toronto has some of the steepest rental prices in the country. And while the condo boom has generated some great Toronto condo rental inventory, there's a huge gap between demand and availability of decent, afford...

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Real Estate Game-Changers: New Technology Disrupting The Industry

Real Estate Game-Changers: New Technology Disrupting The Industry

Earlier this week, our partners over at MrLOFT talked about the new 360-degree spherical camera called Bublcam, recently released by the innovative Toronto start-up Bubl, based in Liberty Village.It got us thinking about the ways ...

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Toronto Condo Market Update: Condo Sales Rise Further In August

Toronto Condo Market Update: Condo Sales Rise Further In August

It seems every Toronto real estate news headline this summer is a play off of summer heat and how hot the Toronto condo market has been. And so it's no surprise that we've finished off a record-breaking summer on a high note.Here'...

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Tips For First Time Condo Buyers

Tips For First Time Condo Buyers

Buying a condo for sale in Toronto is hands-down one of the best ways for young people to grow their personal wealth. But the rapidly increasing cost of housing in Toronto coupled with less-than-desirable wage increases have made ...

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Pre-Construction Toronto Condo Market Thriving But Should Buyers Beware?

Pre-Construction Toronto Condo Market Thriving But Should Buyers Beware?

So, this was supposed to be the year of the big Toronto condo crash, right? All of those new construction condos reaching occupancy and more new pre-con condos hitting the market than ever in our history, creating a surplus of hou...

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Rosedale Condos On Any Budget

Rosedale Condos On Any Budget

Rosedale is synonymous with Toronto wealth prosperity and home to some of the most lavish estates in Toronto.It's a prized neighbourhood not only for its exclusivity and stunning architecture but its prime location steps to vibran...

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Small House Movement Part 3: Are Toronto Micro Condos Big On Value?

Small House Movement Part 3: Are Toronto Micro Condos Big On Value?

Earlier this week, my colleagues kicked off this series with a piece on the small housing movement followed by a post on laneway Toronto condos and their benefits in terms of addressing issues of affordable housing and density. Th...

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Small House Movement Part 2: Laneway Condos An Answer To Density Issues?

Small House Movement Part 2: Laneway Condos An Answer To Density Issues?

On Monday, my colleague started the discussion around Toronto’s small house movement and how the quest for affordability and available land has spurred a shift towards a less is more approach in architecture and design.We took a...

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Small House Movement Part 1: Toronto's Tiniest Homes

Small House Movement Part 1: Toronto's Tiniest Homes

This week in a special three-part series, we're looking at the small house movement and how issues of urban density are impacting the Toronto condo market - from the ever-shrinking condo in high-rise towers to creative use of unde...

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Dupont Condos On The Rise And The Galleria Mall Bids Farewell

Dupont Condos On The Rise And The Galleria Mall Bids Farewell

BlogTO recently floated the idea that Dupont Avenue may just be the ideal stretch for Toronto's next major condo boom. We've seen a ton of development happening in Wallace-Emerson around Dupont and Lansdowne but east of Lansdowne ...

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Growing Your Home Equity Faster In The Toronto Condo Market

Growing Your Home Equity Faster In The Toronto Condo Market

On Monday, we took a look at the latest Toronto condo market figures. The trends we've been seeing all year are continuing, including dramatically rising sales along with a nice, steady value increase for Toronto condos.The co...

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Toronto Condo Market Update: July 2015 Results

Toronto Condo Market Update: July 2015 Results

The condo market is showing no signs of slowing this summer in what's traditionally a slower season. TREB recently released July stats that show a continuation of the hot run for Toronto condo sales. July 2015 Toronto Condo ...

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Livable Cities: Toronto Best City In the World

Livable Cities: Toronto Best City In the World

We Torontonians have a lot to celebrate about our great city. Metropolis recently named Toronto the best city in the world to live in its July/August edition of the popular architecture and design magazine. And this isn't the firs...

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The Queen West Condos That I Covet Most

The Queen West Condos That I Covet Most

Queen West is one of those ubiquitous Toronto neighbourhoods that has been such a fixture of “Toronto cool” for so long, that it’s actually backslid in the popular mindset. It's been outshone in recent years by its surroundi...

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Birch Cliff Will Make You Re-Think Scarborough Condos

Birch Cliff Will Make You Re-Think Scarborough Condos

Even though Birch Cliff is right next door to Toronto - it's practically The Beaches - not many Torontonians are familiar with this prime Scarborough neighbourhood. That’s changing though. Quickly.Scarborough real estate is seri...

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Top 5 St Lawrence Market Condos

Top 5 St Lawrence Market Condos

This past Civic Holiday Monday, our partners over at MrLOFT shone a light on the coveted St Lawrence Market Lofts and the area's inception under the leadership of the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe....

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The East-End Toronto Condo Neighbourhood You've Never Heard Of

The East-End Toronto Condo Neighbourhood You've Never Heard Of

We talked yesterday about coffee and condos as catalysts for gentrification. There really is value as an investor in watching for these early indicators of a neighbourhood in transition.There are so many great pockets of Toront...

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