Expansion Coming to Milton GO

By: Case Feenstra Team

Expansion Coming to Milton GO

Tags: Milton, Go Transit, Commute times, Real Estate, Infrastructure

Congestion at the GO terminal in Milton will soon get relief as plans were unveiled to redesign and renovate much of the station.   As part of Ontario’s $21 billion investment to upgrade GO Transit into a regional rapid transit system, the Milton station will see a major expansion and redevelopment. Over the next 8 years the entire rail system will see its weekly passengers jump from 1,...Read More

High Prices Causing Home Buyers to Pair Up

By: Case Feenstra Team

High Prices Causing Home Buyers to Pair Up

Tags: Real Estate, Mortgage Rules, Home Buyers, Housing Market

Many people buy their first home with a romantic partner, but this isn’t the type of “pairing up” that has been increasing alongside rising real estate prices.   Tougher mortgage rules and high prices for both renters and buyers is leading to a new trend; home buyers joining up with a family member or friend to make a purchase. Although these types of arrangements are not id...Read More

Investment in Upgrades Coming to Oakville Cycling Trail

By: Case Feenstra Team

Investment in Upgrades Coming to Oakville Cycling Trail

Tags: Oakville, Heritage Trail, Active Transportation, Cycling

Oakville’s Crosstown Heritage Trail will receive an upgrade to improve the trail for safer cycling conditions. The money is part of FedDev Ontario’s investment in the city of Oakville.   $235,000 will be committed to the cycling trail from the $735,000 total that the city will be receiving. These funds come as part of the federal government’s celebration of the 150th anniver...Read More

Best and Worst Communities in the GTA for Commuters

By: Case Feenstra Team

Best and Worst Communities in the GTA for Commuters

Tags: GTA, Commuting, Oakville, Home Prices

Commuting is part of life for many people living in the GTA. There is little to suggest that congestion on the GTA’s highways will improve. The best way to shorten commuting times might be to avoid it altogether. But what are those locations where commuting is the best for those who work in Toronto? And worst?   The ratings of the commutes were based on a two factors: home prices and co...Read More

Oakville going to court to protect Glen Abbey

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville going to court to protect Glen Abbey

Tags: Oakville, Development, Clublink, Glen Abbey, Heritage

Oakville has turned to the courts as the dispute over the development of Glen Abbey continues. The Town of Oakville has put in an application to determine its rights and jurisdiction under the Ontario Heritage Act.   Back in August, Oakville town council unanimously approved the application for a heritage status for Glen Abbey. In response Clublink, the owner of Glen Abbey, put forward a demo...Read More

Halton Part of GTA Bid for New Amazon Headquarters

By: Case Feenstra Team

Halton Part of GTA Bid for New Amazon Headquarters

Tags: GTA, Tech Sector, Halton Region, Real Estate,

The GTA has placed a bid to be the home of Amazon’s newest North American headquarters, and the Halton region is part of it.   The U.S. based tech giant currently has one head office in Seattle, Washington but their plans to expand could bring their second location to Canada, and even the GTA.   With the success of the online retailer making headlines recently it’s no surpris...Read More

Rogers Hometown Hockey Coming to Oakville: November 25th & 26th

By: Case Feenstra Team

Rogers Hometown Hockey Coming to Oakville: November 25th & 26th

Tags: Oakville, Hockey, Local Event, NHL

Earlier this Fall the annual community hockey festival tour kicked off in Niagara Falls, and it will soon be making a stop in Oakville.   Now in its fourth year, Hometown Hockey makes appearances in 24 different communities as it travels across Canada throughout the NHL season. The event celebrates local hockey and community heritage, and is the ultimate hockey fan experience with activities ...Read More

Google investing in a High-Tech Toronto Neighbourhood

By: Case Feenstra Team

Google investing in a High-Tech Toronto Neighbourhood

Tags: Waterfront, Real Estate, Innovation, Google, Transportation

Toronto’s Waterfront will soon offer a glimpse into the future of what real estate development projects could look like.   Neighbourhoods as we know them generally take form in informal ways as cities grow, but there may be a different way of doing things. Developments like the one being planned by Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, will display how a newly conceived neighbourho...Read More

Mayor's Tree Planting Initiative gets Support from OakvilleGreen

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Mayor's Tree Planting Initiative gets Support from OakvilleGreen

Tags: Oakville, Treeplanting, Conservation, Trees

An old saying is “The best time to plant a tree is ten years ago”. Oakville Mayor Rob Burton might agree. Burton recently announced an initiative called PLANT – Please Let’s Add New Trees – that has support from OakvilleGreen Conservation Association.   Oakville was founded on a forestry industry and has come a long way since then. PLANT will encourage residents,...Read More

October Real Estate Numbers: Rebound

By: Case Feenstra Team

October Real Estate Numbers: Rebound

Tags: Real Estate, GTA, Housing Market, Sales, Price Growth

After a slow summer, the GTA real estate market has rebounded with a 12% increase in sales in October compared to September. Changing policies contributed to a slow summer. But the announcement of tighter restrictions on mortgages may have pressured more buyers into the market over the past month.   A total of 7,118 homes were sold in October. This is 27% lower compared to last year. There is...Read More