The Fate of Glen Abbey and Saw Whet is still Undecided

By: Case Feenstra Team

The Fate of Glen Abbey and Saw Whet is still Undecided

Tags: Oakville, Golf Courses, Glen Abbey, Development, Bronte Green

Oakville’s beloved golf courses – they are part of what makes Oakville Oakville. Even if you don’t care for golf, if Glen Abbey and Saw Whet golf courses were converted into more suburbs would Oakville become a better place? Who would benefit?   Oakville probably has enough suburbs. Why convert a world class golf course, the home of the Canadian open into more development? I...Read More

Temporary Modular Housing: Future of Affordable Housing?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Temporary Modular Housing: Future of Affordable Housing?

Tags: Affordable housing, Modular, Vancouver, Innovation,

Innovation is required to tackle the issue of housing affordability. A new project in Vancouver is showcasing the latest innovations in modular design.   What is innovative about modular designed housing solutions? Well, think of it as a camping trailer – without wheels – that is stackable with other units. The cool think about modular housing is that the units can be moved. This ...Read More

Feenstra Raham Team Food Drive and Pumpkin Giveaway

By: Case Feenstra Team

Feenstra Raham Team Food Drive and Pumpkin Giveaway

Tags: Oakville, Fare Share Food Bank, Food Drive, Giveaway, Glen Abbey

Its pumpkin season! You can pick up a pumpkin and support those in need at the same place - this Saturday October 8th from 9am to noon at the Old Abbey Lane Park. Bring a food donation and you’ll receive a free pumpkin.   Old Abbey Lane Park is located at 1110 Old Abbey Lane in the Glen Abbey Community. The Feenstra Raham Team is organizing the event to support the local Oakville Fare S...Read More

Who are the Average Canadian Homebuyers?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Who are the Average Canadian Homebuyers?

Tags: Oakville, Canada, Affordability, Prices, Homebuyer

Some people make lots of money. Other people live paycheck to paycheck. Some people live in homes they own and others rent. There is constant talk about average home prices but there is rarely talk about how those prices compare to actual average Canadians. Who are the type of people that are buying houses these days? How much do they spend and earn?   A recent analysis done by Point2Homes lo...Read More

This Saturday: Toronto’s Nuit Blanche

By: Case Feenstra Team

This Saturday: Toronto’s Nuit Blanche

Tags: Toronto, Nuit Blanche, Contemporary Art, Artist, Event

Have you ever wondered about the elemental aspects of our cosmic existence? Maybe? Have you ever wondered what it could look like in art form? Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art show. Its one of the highlighted city events of the year that attracts thousands of people. If you have never been, its worth checking out this Saturday October 1st from 6:58 pm to 7am – ...Read More

Mississauga Coastline to get a Makeover

By: Case Feenstra Team

Mississauga Coastline to get a Makeover

Tags: Mississauga, Planning, Development, Sustainability, Conservation

A parcel of Mississauga is being converted from a thicket of grey industrial pipes and smokestacks to a beautiful mixed use neighbourhood and new coastline. A 1.5 kilometer beach is planned as well as enough housing for 20,000 people. This is an opportunity for the city of Mississauga to demonstrate smart urban planning that considers future needs and sustainability.   It is nice to see the l...Read More

New Condo to be Tallest building in Toronto after CN Tower

By: Case Feenstra Team

New Condo to be Tallest building in Toronto after CN Tower

Tags: Toronto, Condo, Development, Housing, Real Estate

The densification of downtown cores is a natural progression of growth in any city. Most of the world’s population now lives in cities. In Canada 4 out of 5 people live in a non-rural setting. Building vertical is becoming more prominent, especially as Ontario’s Greenbelt is preventing suburban sprawl.   But how vertical is too vertical. “The One” tower has recently be...Read More

Opinions are divided over a GTA 15% Foreign Buyer Tax

By: Case Feenstra Team

Opinions are divided over a GTA 15% Foreign Buyer Tax

Tags: Real Estate, Tax, GTA, Economy, Government,

   A 15% foreign buyer tax was enacted in Vancouver recently and has already helped cool down the housing market. Here in the GTA, the 15% tax rate is favoured by some but opposed by others.   The CIBC Deputy Chief Economist says that a 15% tax is an obvious step to cool the real estate market. The statement comes after the Vancouver tax resulted in a drastic drop in sales – ...Read More

Local Event: Bronte Creek Fall Harvest Festival

By: Case Feenstra Team

Local Event: Bronte Creek Fall Harvest Festival

Tags: Oakville, Bronte, Family, Event, Pumpkin

The last weekend in September – this weekend – is the Fall Harvest Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. It might be one of the last warm and nice weekends before the cold sets in. Enjoy it while you can.   The Harvest Festival runs from 10am until 4pm on September 24th and 25th. The daily park admission fees apply but the activities at the festival are free. The prices are li...Read More

Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Bronte Creek

By: Case Feenstra Team

Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Bronte Creek

Tags: Bronte, Ontario, Habitat, Greenspace, Restoration

Lake Ontario and the rivers and creeks that flow into it, including Bronte Creek and Sixteen Mile Creek, used to be spawning habitat for large populations of Atlantic Salmon. But the intense overfishing and ecosystem changes caused by settlers resulted in the extinction of natural Atlantic Salmon populations in the late 1800s century.   Atlantic Salmon were a staple for the diets of sett...Read More