Halton Crime Rate at Record Low

By: Case Feenstra Team

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

Oakville Names Street in Honour of Max Khan

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Oakville Names Street in Honour of Max Khan

Tags: Oakville, Community, Dundas, Memorial

It has been a year since the passing of Oakville Councillor Max Khan. But he will not be forgotten, as a street in North Oakville will be named after the Ward 6 Councillor who was so respected in the community.   Max Khan passing was a shock to Oakville. He had successfully battled leukemia multiple times over his life and found motivation during these periods by the people around him, his re...Read More

Oakville Spring Planting Sale

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Oakville Spring Planting Sale

Tags: OakvilleGreen, Halton, Property Value, Native plants

Have you chosen what to plant in your yard yet? Or are you looking to beautify your property? OakvilleGreen Conservation Association is having a sale that will satisfy your planting needs while helping Oakville’s natural environment!   OakvilleGreen is selling trees that are native to Oakville’s habitat. Planting trees on your property can actually increase your property value by ...Read More

GTA Housing Development Trend: Convert Golf Courses

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GTA Housing Development Trend: Convert Golf Courses

Tags: Housing Development, Golf Course, Glen Abbey, Oakville, GTA

Oakville is not the only municipality within the GTA where golf courses are being targeted for housing development. Aurora, Vaughn, Markham, and Kleinburg are some of the other communities where plans have been proposed to convert golf courses into housing lots.   What are the trade-offs? People that live close to golf courses probably live there because they enjoy the views of the green spac...Read More

Future of Kitchen Appliances

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Future of Kitchen Appliances

Tags: Homes, Kitchens, Appliances, Technology

A luxury design show took place in New York recently. It is a taste of what we can expect from mainstream brands in the future. Eventually these new kitchen appliance technologies will trickle down from prototypes to more accessible everyday products. But for now, these products will be limited by the lack of affordability and the fact that many people don’t find kitchen gadgetry necessary o...Read More

Oakville’s Van Beilen aims for Second Olympic Games

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Oakville’s Van Beilen aims for Second Olympic Games

Tags: Oakville, Olympic, Swimming

  Van Beilen’s recent success at the Canadian Interuniversity Championships (CIS) has her excited for the upcoming Olympic Trails. Van Beilen won four golds, a silver, and a bronze at CIS in Quebec City. The CIS swim meet marks the end of Tera’s university swimming career as she graduates from the University of British Columbia this year.   Tera’s signature event is th...Read More