OakvilleGreen and Volunteers Plant 80 Trees

By: Case Feenstra Team

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

Halton Crime Rate at Record Low

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Halton Crime Rate at Record Low

Tags: Halton, Toronto, Police, Community, Property Owners

Halton might just be the safest place to live in Canada. Crime rates are at an all time low since the regionalized police force came into existence in 1974. Halton has consistently been ranked as the safest Regions in Canada.   Overall, Canada is quite a safe country. Toronto was ranked as the 8th safest world city. Toronto’s crime rate per 100,000 people is 3,919.8. Halton is relativel...Read More

Float Homes as Affordable Housing Option?

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Float Homes as Affordable Housing Option?

Tags: Toronto, Housing, Affordability, Alternative housing

Want a waterfront view? How about living on the water? As housing prices continue to increase at record breaking levels, more and more people are looking for alternative housing options. There is even a Float Home Realtor in Vancouver, a city which ranks #3 in the world for unaffordability.   A float home is a year round dwelling built on a floating concrete barge. They are more popular on th...Read More

Drinking Water in Halton Receives Perfect Score

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Drinking Water in Halton Receives Perfect Score

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Public Health, Environment, Water Bottles

No need to buy bottled water, or even a brita filter for that matter. Halton’s tap water received 100% from inspections conducted by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. This means that tap water across 11 of Halton Region’s water infrastructure systems is safe and clean.   Halton Region is confident that no filtration systems are needed as the existing tap ...Read More

Real Estate Market breaking records in first quarter

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Real Estate Market breaking records in first quarter

Tags: Oakville, Real Estate, Consumer Confidence, Housing

It seems like a trend; Canadian real estate markets are continuing to break record after record. The first quarter of 2016 saw sales growth of 15.8% year over year. The growth highlights strong consumer confidence in the market, as well as intention to buy. 22,575 homes were sold in total.   Sales are not the only increasing statistic. The average price of a detached home in the 905 region, i...Read More

Toronto Finally Moves Ahead with Transit

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Toronto Finally Moves Ahead with Transit

Tags: Toronto, Transit, Oakville, GTA, Gardiner

How many studies are needed to confirm Toronto’s Transit sucks? It seems like Toronto is continuously conducting studies about the best transit options rather than actually building transit infrastructure. The city, which has some of the worst traffic congestion in North America, has finally made some cohesive approvals. These approvals are for the relief line, the SmartTrack Plan, the Scarb...Read More