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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tankless water heaters promise big savings, big water supply

Forty gallons (151 liters) is a lot of liquid, especially when it’s spread over your living room floor, or running down the walls. That’s the amount of water held by a standard hot water tank in a home. As one realtor put it, when forty gallons of water lets loose and the condo owner is off at work, the result is catastrophic. This is one reason why tankless water heaters are becoming more popular. The promoters promise big benefits: up to 75 per cent off on your energy bill; endless supply of hot water; no bulky hot water tank taking up valuable space; a lifespan up to twice as long ... Read More »

ING brand will not disappear in takeover by Scotiabank

Since 1997, ING Direct’s message to Canadians has been simple, consistent and fittingly direct: “Save your money.” It’s a message that obviously resonated with Canadian consumers: ING grew to be Canada’s eighth largest bank, with $40 billion in assets, in just fifteen years. Now, with the news that Canada’s third largest bank, Scotiabank, is taking ING over, customers of the no-frills, Netherlands-based Internet bank might wonder if benefits like no-fee chequing and high-interest savings accounts that attracted them to ING in the first place will be lost. Scotiabank says no. Anatol von Hahn, head of Scotiabank’s Canadian banking, said that ING’s “proven, successful formula,” which took the bank to its ... Read More »

New award for Toronto’s Sugar Beach

Toronto’s urban beach wins American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, 2012.  Sugar Beach, that quirky little spot with the pink umbrellas just east of the Redpath sugar mill on Queen’s Quay, has picked up another international design award, this one from the American Society of  Landscape Architects (ASLA). The beach won an Honor Award in the General Design category, the sixth design award the park has won since it opened two years ago. The Montreal architectural firm of Claude Cormier + Associés turned a grim parking lot into a chic public space by the lake, with a promenade, plaza, beach and, of course, the sugar refinery to look at, ... Read More »

New award for Toronto’s Sugar Beach

Toronto’s urban beach wins American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award, 2012.  Sugar Beach, that quirky little spot with the pink umbrellas just east of the Redpath sugar mill on Queen’s Quay, has picked up another international design award, this one from the American Society of  Landscape Architects (ASLA). The beach won an Honor Award in the General Design category, the sixth design award the park has won since it opened two years ago. The Montreal architectural firm of Claude Cormier + Associés turned a grim parking lot into a chic public space by the lake, with a promenade, plaza, beach and, of course, the sugar refinery to look at, ... Read More »

Demand for condos "well supported" by economy, population: report

Alto at Atria from Tridel (rendering). Remaining suites begin at $318,500 and are selling fast. Latest to sell out is the 2B. A new report on the state of the condominium market in eight of Canada’s largest cities concludes that a growing population, as well as increasing interest by first-time buyers and retirees, will provide “vital demographic support” for the condo market in all eight cities for the remainder of 2012 and 2013. The report, the Metropolitan Condo Outlook: Summer 2012, is the work of mortgage insurer Genworth Canada and the Conference Board of Canada. It shows that while conditions vary somewhat across the country—GDP growth will be 3.5 per ... Read More »

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