Petition Calls for Regulations on Foreign Investment in GTA Real Estate

By: Nate Van Beilen

Petition Calls for Regulations on Foreign Investment in GTA Real Estate

Tags: Toronto, Foreign Investment, Real Estate, Petition, Regulation, GTA

A petition found on the popular petition website, change.org, calls on the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, Brad Duguid, to consider regulating foreign investors that are looking to buy homes in the GTA. If the petition gains enough momentum, it could have a significant impact on the real estate industry. As of the writing of this post there are just over 11,000 sig...Read More

Canada’s Clean Air Day: June 3rd

By: Nate Van Beilen

Canada’s Clean Air Day: June 3rd

Tags: Canada, Clean Air Day, Environment Canada, Sustainable, Transportation

June 3rd is Clean Air Day, part of Canadian Environmental Week. The purpose of Clean Air Day is to promote clean air and good health across Canada, and to celebrate environmentally friendly activities. Held on the first Wednesday of June, Clean Air Day started a number of years ago in several Canadian Municipalities as a grassroots initiative. Over the years it has transformed into a national camp...Read More

Local Event: Defeat Depression Walk 2015

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Defeat Depression Walk 2015

Tags: Oakville Distress Centre, Halton, Lyons Park, Mental Health,

  This Saturday, join the Oakville Distress Centre as they raise awareness for mental health. The event is a 3 kilometer low elevation walk or 5 kilometer route with more hilly terrain through the scenic Lions Valley Park in North Oakville. The route follows the Sixteen Mile Creek Heritage Trail. Bring your whole family, friends and pets! Registration opens at 8 am and the walk begins at 9:...Read More

5 Tips for Real Estate Buyers

By: Nate Van Beilen

5 Tips for Real Estate Buyers

Tags: Real Estate, City, Location, Condos, Credit Rating

  Want to know what professional real estate agents advise for buying real estate? Buying real estate for a home or an investment can be a daunting and stressful experience, especially for those new to the market. With many questions about economic forecasts and market bubbles, these 5 tips can help those currently searching for a home. 1 Location is important First time buyers, existing ho...Read More

Take a Hike: Oakville’s Trails

By: Nate Van Beilen

Take a Hike: Oakville’s Trails

Tags: Oakville, Trails, Nature, Guided Walks, Heritage Trail, Health

Oakville has more than 300 kilometers of trails that wander through forests, communities and parks. Many trails connect sections of town where roads do not. Other trails feature interesting learning opportunities about the History of Oakville. Oakville’s website contains information for over 40 trails throughout the town. The Heritage Trails are particularly well marked and maintained. With...Read More

One in Five Renters Paying Half of Income on Housing

By: Nate Van Beilen

One in Five Renters Paying Half of Income on Housing

Tags: Rent, Canada, Government, Affordable, Social Housing

  The Federation of Canadian Municipalities announced there is a looming housing problem that requires action from all levels of government.   The federal government has steadily decreased subsidies for social housing since 1989. Provinces and municipalities are struggling against strong market forces which are creating difficult situations for low and medium income renters. &ldq...Read More

World Class Beaches in Toronto

By: Nate Van Beilen

World Class Beaches in Toronto

Tags: Beaches, Summer, GTA, Toronto, Blue Flag

  Looking to soak up the sun at a world class beach without having to travel? Did you know there are many beaches in the Toronto that have world class ratings? Blue-flag is an internationally respected and recognized eco-label that awards beaches for meeting strict criteria for water quality, environmental management, safety, and services. Blue-Flag is a non-governmental, non-profit organiz...Read More

Oakville Hospital set to open December 2015

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Hospital set to open December 2015

Tags: Oakville, Halton, Healthcare, Hospital, Redevelopment, Infrastructure

After four years of construction and extensive planning and consultation, the new Oakville hospital will officially open in December of this year. The state-of-the-art hospital is one of the biggest healthcare redevelopments in Ontario. With modern design, equipment, technology, and architecture, the new Oakville hospital sets a new benchmark for hospitals in Canada. “Our vision for our ne...Read More

Future of Downtown Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

Future of Downtown Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Development, Conservation, Heritage, Downtown,

  The town of Oakville has published numerous documents outlining longer term plans for the future of Oakville. This post will focus on Oakville’s plans for Downtown Oakville, the historic business and commercial area adjacent to Oakville Harbour. Lakeshore Road East, between Sixteen Mile Creek and Allan Road, is a destination for both Oakville residents and visitors. Plans for Downto...Read More

Bike Month in the GTHA

By: Nate Van Beilen

Bike Month in the GTHA

Tags: Halton, GTHA, Toronto, Bike Month, Healthy, Cycling

If you haven’t already, oil up your bike chain, pump up your tires, and hop on your bike for this year’s bike month. Occurring from May 25th – June 25th, Bike Month aims to bring together families, artists, commuters, and community groups to promote cycling at hundreds of events throughout the month. Bike Month began in 1989 as a bike to work celebration in Toronto. It is now on...Read More