Halton Groups Receive $38,000 to Improve Lake Ontario

By: Case Feenstra Team

Halton Groups Receive $38,000 to Improve Lake Ontario

Tags: Halton Region, Oakville, Lake Ontario, Ecosystem, Conservation

Lake Ontario is an iconic part the Oakville and Burlington waterfronts. So its better if the Lake, and its shoreline areas are clean. The government of Ontario recognized three groups in Halton Region are working to improve the health of aquatic and wetland ecosystems of Lake Ontario.   The Halton Region Conservation Foundation, Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark System, and BurlingtonGreen Environ...Read More

Want $50,000 to build a basement apartment?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Want $50,000 to build a basement apartment?

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Housing, Basement Apartment, Pilot Program

Oakville is a family friendly town with great schools and parks. But what do your do when your family disperses and the kids move out? One option is to build a basement apartment and rent it out to make some extra income. Who needs all that space anyways?   A pilot program is being launched in Halton Region to assist homeowners who want to renovate part of their home into secondary residentia...Read More

How many EV charging stations are in Oakville?

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How many EV charging stations are in Oakville?

Tags: Oakville, Transportation, Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations,

I see more and more Teslas, Nissan Leafs, and other electric vehicles on the roads these days. Where do people charge them if not in their garage?   It costs around $6.30 to $8.91 worth of electricity to charge a Tesla Model S, and it costs around $1,000 for the installed charger in your residence. If you want to save a few bucks though, you could try to charge your EV at one of 8 charging st...Read More

Best Hikes in Oakville

By: Case Feenstra Team

Best Hikes in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Best Hikes, Access Points

Hiking in Oakville’s beautiful forests is a great opportunity close to home to connect with nature – especially with the weather warming up. But what are the best hikes in Oakville?   Sixteen Mile Creek has many of the best hiking trails in Oakville. The valley has been formed over ten thousand years of erosion where glacial meltwater cut through surface soils and rock layers. Thi...Read More

Growing Confidence in Housing Market

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Growing Confidence in Housing Market

Tags: Housing, Toronto, GTA, Economy, Development

Consumer confidence reflects optimism that people feel about a market. Despite high prices, confidence is strong for the Canadian housing market according recent polling.   Consumer confidence affects people’s decision making and spending activity. So despite the ever increasing prices of housing in Toronto and the rest of the GTA, 39.4% of home buyers believe that prices will incr...Read More

Oakville Mayor Rob Burton Encouraged by Federal Government

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Oakville Mayor Rob Burton Encouraged by Federal Government

Tags: Oakville, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Areas

Mayor Rob Burton sits on the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario which met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other cabinet ministers. The results? Well the Liberal government has highlighted its commitment to partnership with municipalities in order to tackle certain issues. The meeting is the beginning of a renewed relationship between different levels of government.   The issue...Read More

Three High Rise Developments move forward in Oakville

By: Case Feenstra Team

Three High Rise Developments move forward in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Planning, Development, Urbanization, Residential Units

The intensification of densely populated urban centres is a trend seen around the world. Oakville is no different, even though it still calls itself a Town. Three highrise buildings have moved one step closer to becoming reality in the northwest corner of Cross Avenue and Argus Road.   The development of the three buildings was dependent on an amendment of a zoning bylaw restricting the heigh...Read More

Oakville Wants your Input on Harbour Master Plans

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Oakville Wants your Input on Harbour Master Plans

Tags: Oakville, Bronte, Harbour, Strategic Plan, Marina, Recreation

Oakville and Bronte Harbours are undergoing plans to develop vision and strategy for the future. Residents are invited to provide input and views on what they want for these important leisure and commercial areas of the Towne. May 3rd at 3pm and 6:30 pm, the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre is hosting an event where residents can learn about the plans and give feedback.   Br...Read More

Plane noise continues over Oakville’s North End

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Plane noise continues over Oakville’s North End

Tags: Oakville, Plane Noise, GTA,

Despite some progress being made to deal with the issue, residents have expressed their frustration about the noise levels from aircraft flying over North Oakville Neighbourhoods. But reporters say that the noise is likely to continue for some time as airport authorities and regional councillors discuss solutions and compromises.   Aircraft noise has been an ongoing issue since February 2012 ...Read More

What Will Real Estate Prices Be in 10 Years if the Growth Rate Remains Constant?

By: Case Feenstra Team

What Will Real Estate Prices Be in 10 Years if the Growth Rate Remains Constant?

Tags: Home Prices, Toronto, Real Estate, Canadians, Investor, Market Trends

Real Estate prices have been growing across Canada at different rates. But looking at price projections for 10 years into the future really highlights the hotspots of Canada’s real estate growth. If you think affordability is getting out of hand now, just look at what the projections are for 10 years if the current growth rate remains constant.   Vancouver $2.8 million - $5.1 million To...Read More