Oakville Mayor Rob Burton Encouraged by Federal Government

By: Case Feenstra Team

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?

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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

OakvilleGreen and Volunteers Plant 80 Trees

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OakvilleGreen and Volunteers Plant 80 Trees

Tags: OakvilleGreen, Oakville Park, White Oaks, College Park, Sheridan

This past Saturday, OakvilleGreen organized a successful tree planting event which attracted a solid turnout. The volunteers consisted of local residents, students from Sheridan, and OakvilleGreen Members. Coordinators from the Indigenous Office from Sheridan College also attended and facilitated a workshop based on traditional knowledge.   80 trees were planted in a corner of Oakville Park, ...Read More

Eco Homes Being Built from Garbage

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Eco Homes Being Built from Garbage

Tags: EarthShip, Housing, Sustainable Home, Home Construction

Would you live in a home built from garbage? Well, if something is built from garbage, suddenly those materials become a resource rather than garbage. This is what Earthships are made from. It’s the idea of a self sustainable home that can be built with materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. That’s about as eco friendly as you can get.   But there is a catch. Earthsh...Read More

2016 Green Living Shows

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2016 Green Living Shows

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Toronto, Eco-friendly, Healthy-living

This is the weekend for learning about green living. The 16th Annual Halton Eco Festival is running on Saturday from 10 am until 5pm at Oakville’s Glen Abbey Community Centre. In Toronto, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre is hosting the 10th annual Green Living Show from April 15-17.   The focus for this year’s Halton Eco Festival is a fair for healthy living, biodiversity and a...Read More

Oakville Ward 2 By-Election Results

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Oakville Ward 2 By-Election Results

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Election, Ward 2, Constituency

The results are in for the Ward 2 in Oakville: Ray Chisholm, former Parks and Recreation Manager for the town won with 23.17% of the vote. Hart Jansson came in a close second with 18.34% of the vote and Fraser Damoff received 15.87% of the vote. There were 11 candidates for the Ward 2 position.   “I really have to thank my family and close friends who helped me get over the hump of all ...Read More

How to stay sane in the GTA real estate market

By: Case Feenstra Team

How to stay sane in the GTA real estate market

Tags: GTA, Real Estate, Mortgage, Development, Prices

The warm weather is coming (hopefully) and with it will bring increase real estate activity across the GTA. How do you navigate this market? It can seem daunting and intimidating with all the talk about bidding wars and bully offers and an over all pressure to get in the market if you haven’t already. How do you make sure ends meet and make the best decision?   Speak to a Mortgage Broke...Read More