Local Event: Electric Drive Show & Shine and Benefit BBQ

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Electric Drive Show & Shine and Benefit BBQ

Tags: Electric Car, Transportation, E-Bike, Green Technology, Oakville

On Monday, July 27 from 5 -7 pm, the fourth Annual Community Show and Shine is taking place at Oakville Whole Foods. The event showcases electric cars, e-bikes, future electric transportation technology, and fun and interactive exchange of ideas. Mercedes Benz Oakville will be on site to show attendees the new 2015 Smart fortwo Electric Drive Car. Another interesting company, called Sun Country H...Read More

Niagara Escarpment Education and Hikes

By: Nate Van Beilen

Niagara Escarpment Education and Hikes

Tags: Niagara Escarpment, Hike, Education, UNESCO,

Every Saturday this summer at 10 am, Giant’s Rib Escarpment Environmental Network (GREEN) organizes fun, guided interpretive hikes on the main loop trail of the Giant’s Rib Trail. GREEN aims to provide education about the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. Giant’s Rib was the name that early settlers called the Niagara Escarpment. The United Nations Educational, Scienti...Read More

Home Prices in Toronto Affecting Nearby Regions

By: Nate Van Beilen

Home Prices in Toronto Affecting Nearby Regions

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Burlington, Hamilton, Home Prices

The average sale of a home in Toronto grew by 8 percent year over year to $594,827. Experts say the price increase is due to a growing number of Canadians who work in the pricey but are buying homes in nearby areas where they can afford bigger homes. This spill over effect results in “more sales activity, as well as price gains, as buyers look to get more value for their money by expanding ...Read More

Glen Abbey 2016 Canadian Open

By: Nate Van Beilen

Glen Abbey 2016 Canadian Open

Tags: Glen Abbery, Canadian Open, Golf, Oakville, PGA Tour

  Love golf? From July 20 – 26, the 2016 Canadian Open will take place at Oakville’s own Glen Abbey Golf Course where some of the best golfers in the world will compete. The world class event is part of the Triple Crown national golf championships where the world’s top 156 golfers will compete for the RBC Canadian Open Trophy. The event expects to attract 100,000 spectator...Read More

The Real Estate Market of Muskoka Cottage Country

By: Nate Van Beilen

The Real Estate Market of Muskoka Cottage Country

Tags: Muskoka, Cottage Country, Real Estate, Investment,

Cottage country in Muskoka has doubled in value  in the past decades according to some estimates. The region is the world’s second fastest growing recreational real estate market after Cote d’Azur, France. Whether you call it a cottage, a mansion, or an estate, the Muskoka region offers real estate that tops out at $25 million for a 19 acre, 18 bedroom, eight fireplace property. ...Read More

Town Assures Glen Abbey Residents Youth Centre is a Good Idea

By: Nate Van Beilen

Town Assures Glen Abbey Residents Youth Centre is a Good Idea

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Youth Centre, Community Services,

  Oakville’s Town council is assuring residents in the Glen Abbey area that the new youth centre is a good addition to the community. The centre’s move is creating concern among residents. “I remember very well the fear, uncertainty and doubt in Bronte when the youth centre was announced. People thought the end of the Earth was going to happen. There were going to be vanda...Read More

Oakville Native to be Flag Bearer for Team Canada at Pan Am Games

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Native to be Flag Bearer for Team Canada at Pan Am Games

Tags: Pan Am Games, Oakville, Flag Bearer, Mark Oldershaw, Tera Van Beilen

Mark Oldershaw, native of Oakville, was named Team Canada’s Flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games. The announcement was made today, on Canada Day, during the official Canada Day celebration on Parliament Hill. Oldershaw, a third generation Olympian, is “bursting with pride at being named Canada’s flag bearer. I will be thinking of all my tea...Read More

Oakville’s Canada Day Celebrations

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville’s Canada Day Celebrations

Tags: Oakville, Canada Day, Bronte Village, Fireworks

Looking to show your pride for being Canadian tomorrow? From 11 am to 11 pm, Canada Day celebrations are taking place at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. This family festival is presented by the over 200 Bronte Village Business Improvement Area merchants. The event will feature a performance of songs from Disney’s Frozen, and of course fireworks displays later during the evening. There will...Read More

Improved Transit leads to more Affordable Housing

By: Nate Van Beilen

Improved Transit leads to more Affordable Housing

Tags: Housing, Transit, Toronto, Economy

Across cities in North America, a pattern of gentrification is taking place which is decreasing supply of affordable housing. This trend, however, highlights a significant public policy and planning lesson: gentrification follows low rent areas in which people can get to a job in a reasonable amount of time using public transit. Ben Adler takes the example of East New York housing prices which ha...Read More

Local Event: Oakville Festival of Film and Art

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Festival of Film and Art

Tags: Oakville, Film Festival, Art, Culture, Documentaries, Movies, Community

The Oakville Festival of Film and Art (OFFA) runs this weekend from June 26 – 28. OFFA is an organization that aims to promote cultural and artistic diversity with cinematic arts as a focal point.  The OFFA sees potential in the Oakville area for a fresh vision of artistic innovation. It is hoped that this launch event is will showcase the possibility of what can be brought to the Oakv...Read More