A Taste of Oakville

By: Case Feenstra Team

A Taste of Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Restaurant, Fine Dining

Its Oakville’s own winterlicious – a local event where hungry restaurant goers can try the outstanding cuisine of Oakville’s finest chefs with prix-fixe menus.   Prix-Fixe is price fixed for those who don’t understand fancy French jargon. The set prices mean you don’t need to think about prices when deciding what to eat. It simplifies things. The prix fixe menu w...Read More

China’s New Foreign Capital Restrictions

By: Case Feenstra Team

China’s New Foreign Capital Restrictions

Tags: Investors, Foreign buyers, Real Estate, Bidding Wars,

Chinese investors have helped to increase demand for housing in Canada which has contributed to price increases. Is this the end of that trend?   People still debate on the impact of foreign demand on Canadian housing prices. But there has been at least some pressure from foreign buyers. That pressure is going to decrease this year though. China is starting to put restrictions on capital outf...Read More

Canada, the # 1 place to visit in the world

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Canada, the # 1 place to visit in the world

Tags: Canada, Travel, National Parks, Tourist Destination

Right on! Good thing we already live here! Out of all the countries in the whole wide world, the New York Times recommend Canada as the number one place to travel to, or travel in for those of us who are already here.   There was no particular location within Canada to visit. Pretty much all of it is great. The New York Times describes Canada as a world unto itself with cosmopolitan cities an...Read More

Sellers Beware, Elderly Targeted by Real Estate Scammers

By: Case Feenstra Team

Sellers Beware, Elderly Targeted by Real Estate Scammers

Tags: Real Estate, Agents, Homeowner, Property Value

Scammers are the worst. Especially ones that target grandmas and grandpas. Elderly people might not be aware of the true value of their homes and some real estate agents are taking advantage of that.   How do these scams happen? Agents will present lowball offers before the house is on the market. These offers are usually to older homeowners who have lived in a property for decades and don&rs...Read More

Battle of the Beers: Molson Amphitheatre Renamed

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Battle of the Beers: Molson Amphitheatre Renamed

Tags: GTA, Music Venue, Ontario Place

Its Molson versus Budweiser. And Budweiser won it seems. The battle was over the title rights to what used to be known as the Molson Amphitheatre. Now its called Budweiser Stage.   It’s one of the GTA’s most popular music venues. Located in Ontario Place by the lake, the venue was built in 1995. 21 years of Molson is over though and Budweiser will not only be the new name, but the...Read More

The Real Reason Why Union Station is taking Forever

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The Real Reason Why Union Station is taking Forever

Tags: Union Station, Metrolinx, National Historic Site, Renovation

Maybe you’ll be annoyed about it, but maybe not if you really appreciate the heritage value of classic railway shed design. Construction at Union has been progressing for years. Progressing at what feels like a snail’s pace.   And we can blame the snail pace on the Beaux-Arts-Style railway station, and also heritage “authorities”. The steel pillars that hold up the roo...Read More

4 things to watch out for in 2017 Housing Markets

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4 things to watch out for in 2017 Housing Markets

Tags: Interest rates, GTA Real Estate, Condos, First Time Buyers

2016 was quite the year for the housing market in the GTA. The average GTA home increased in value by 20 percent year over year in 2016 and has left many wondering how 2017 will pan out. There are a few changes to keep an eye on for 2017.   1. Interest rates – they’re increasing bit by bit, and this might push more people out of the market, forcing them to either save for longer o...Read More

Oakville Justice Film Festival Hosted by ClearView Church

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Oakville Justice Film Festival Hosted by ClearView Church

Tags: Oakville, Justice, Community, Film.ca

Church and justice go together right? The organizers of the Oakville Justice Film Festival think so. The Film Festival, which runs from February 2 – 4, will bring the Oakville community together to highlight injustice and how we can contribute to solutions.   Each film will feature panel discussions and opportunities to connect with relief organizations. This will help to deepen the und...Read More

Why Did Gas Prices go up on January 1st?

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Why Did Gas Prices go up on January 1st?

Tags: Cap and Trade, Homeowners, Rebates, Hydro Bill

January 1st marked a new year. It also increased gasoline prices by 4.3 cents per liter. It is because of the Ontario Cap and Trade program which aims to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.   If a company emits more than 25,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, it will be “capped”. This means that limits are set and if the company emits more than the limit, they must purchase additional ...Read More

Winter Activities in and Around Halton

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Winter Activities in and Around Halton

Tags: Bronte, Sixteen Mile Creek, Halton, Glen Eden

Some people like the cold weather. Others don’t. Either way, the snow and ice makes for some cool activities that are worth trying out.   A new activity organized by Hamilton Conservation Authority is the Valen’s Lake outdoor skating loop. You can skate through the trees with you and your family. The 425-meter-long ice trail is a new idea that is being piloted this year. If you&rs...Read More