Oakville’s Sheridan College Receives $654,000 in Research Funding

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville’s Sheridan College Receives $654,000 in Research Funding

Tags: Oakville, Sheridan College, Housing, Research, Innovation

The Federal Government is investing $654,000 into three major research projects in Oakville’s Sheridan College. The projects will focus on solution to bullying, global citizenship, and affordable housing.   The investment is coming out of the Community and College Social Innovation Fund. The fund is meant to help the government develop approaches and strategies to solve broad social pro...Read More

Canada Day Celebrations in Oakville

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Canada Day Celebrations in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Canada Day, Bronte, Celebration, Holiday

July 1st falls on a Friday this year which is perfect for staying out late to watch the fireworks. Celebrations will take place from 11am to 11pm on Friday at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. The holiday event is a perfect family getaway and has attractions for all ages. The fireworks start at 10:15pm.   There are live performances from entertainers and bands. The oldies might be interested i...Read More

Pilot Project to test Toll Lanes on QEW

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Pilot Project to test Toll Lanes on QEW

Tags: Oakville, Burlington, Toll Lanes, QEW, Transportation, Infrastructure

Everybody hates traffic. But now you have a chance to pay to (maybe) avoid it. The existing HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes will now be opened up to drivers who purchase a permit which will allow them to skip through all the non-permit holders in the free lanes.   1,000 permits are available at a cost of $180 dollars for 3 months. Drivers that are interested can apply through ServiceOntari...Read More

Oakville Considering a Seventh Ward in 2018

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Oakville Considering a Seventh Ward in 2018

Tags: Oakville, Ward, Population, Resident, Halton,

With all the housing growth North of Dundas, another ward could be a good idea. A recent vote in Oakville’s Town Council thought so. The new ward would be ready for the next municipal election in 2018.   The ward expansion rests on a pending decision by Halton Region to increase representation in the area. If or when the decision is passed, there would be a new regional councillor and a...Read More

Humanitarian Architecture: Housing for the Millions

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Humanitarian Architecture: Housing for the Millions

Tags: Oakville, GTA, Architecture, Design, Housing,

The way the global population is growing, the world needs a one-million-person city per week over the next 15 years with a price tag of $10,000 per family. If this doesn’t happen, slums will and favelas with subpar living conditions will grow by more than a billion people. But even here in Oakville and the GTA, urban growth requires better designed buildings that stand the test of time and p...Read More

407 Highway Extension moving forward

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407 Highway Extension moving forward

Tags: GTA, Housing, Commute, Highway, Accessibility

The 407 – the highway you love but also hate. If only all of the GTA’s highways could run so smoothly, without the arduous surplus of vehicles and annoyance. But nothing is free, including the 407. Well actually, the new extension is free until January 1st!   The new 20 km stretch of highway, which now runs from Brock Rd. in Pickering to Harmony Rd. in Oshawa, had its grand openin...Read More

10 ways to stay cool at home

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10 ways to stay cool at home

Tags: Summer, Electricity, House, Property Value, Home

Summer is here. And the days are only going to get hotter from here on out. But you don’t have to concede to the instant comfort of the air conditioner. After all, the excessive use of energy is one of the things contributing to the intensity of summer heat. Check out these ways to keep cool while keeping your electricity use at bay.   Keep the blinds closed. This can save 7% on your...Read More

PM Trudeau on Canada’s Real Estate Markets

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PM Trudeau on Canada’s Real Estate Markets

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Housing, Crisis, Economy

Like any politician, Justin Trudeau’s comments regarding the federal government’s stance on anything are vague at best. That includes real estate. “This is a very significant crisis … we know that we need to take measures so that the affordability of homes is accessible for more Canadians.”    Trudeau highlighted Toronto and Vancouver and said that the...Read More

Buyer Gridlock: the other price of expensive real estate

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Buyer Gridlock: the other price of expensive real estate

Tags: Real Estate, Housing, Detached home, Upgrade, Prices

Even if your home has doubled in price since you bought it, it doesn’t mean you’re better off. This is because housing prices have increased across the board. The home you might be looking to upgrade to has increased in price as well, if not more.   In fact, the gap between lower priced and higher priced homes in widening. This is causing a significant barrier. More people are sta...Read More

Oakville Family Ribfest – June 24-26

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Oakville Family Ribfest – June 24-26

Tags: Oakville, Family Event, Sheridan, Rotary Club,

Next weekend is the classic Oakville event you and your stomach don’t want to miss. Oakville family Ribfest was voted as the best tourist attraction in the Oakville Beaver’s Reader’s Choice Awards. The 5th annual Ribfest is taking place at Sheridan College from June 24-26. The hours are:   Friday: 4pm-11pm Saturday: 11am-11pm Sunday: 11am-7pm   Parking at Sheridan Colle...Read More