This Future Transit Hub Is Transforming the East Harbour

This transformative new project is underway in the heart of Toronto, promising to reshape the transportation standard across the city. Located just east of...

When to Buy and Sell Real Estate in the GTA

When is it best to buy or sell a property in the GTA? Take a look at these cycles to learn more. While the market can change, the GTA has different annual times that often highlight a buyer's or seller's market.

GTA Q3-2023 Condo Market Report

New Condo Sales Rose but Remained Some of the Lowest on Record The pre-construction condo scene in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) evolved in Q3-2023...

What Investors Should Know About the Vacant Home Tax Increase

Investors and residential homeowners in Toronto are poised to face significant changes with the upcoming Vacant Home Tax (VHT) increase. Beginning in 2024, the...

Changes In The GTA Condo Market From Early 2022 to Late...

2023 has seen a marked decline in real estate market activity within the GTA. When compared to the remarkable highs of 2022, it's easy for investors to worry about how their properties will perform in 2024. We discuss the changes of the last few years and predict which direction next year's housing market will take.

The One Condo Goes into Receivership: What’s Next

What happens to investors' deposits when a condo like The One goes into receivership? Find out all about it here.

An Investor’s Look At The 2023 GTA Rental Market 

Each quarter, the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) publishes a report on the condo rental market in the Greater Toronto Area. This data,...

New Condo Pricing Has Decreased in the GTA

Pre-construction condo pricing near Toronto has gone down, offering deals in prime locations.

Tips for Renewing Your Mortgage in 2023

The real estate market can often feel like a rollercoaster, full of thrilling peaks and sudden descents. However, the increased interest rates experienced in...

Meet Reside on Richmond’s Newest Resident, Toronto Raptor Scottie Barnes

One of the Toronto Raptors' rising stars is the face of this new upcoming condo project, joining Toronto's fast-growing skyline. The Toronto Raptors' very...

Nearly All of Canada’s New Public Transit Lines Are Coming to...

Of the 25 most expensive public transit projects currently in progress in Canada, 17 are located in Ontario. ReNew Canada has just published its annual...

What the Removal of GST for Rental Builds Means for Landlords

With the newly enhanced GST rental rebate, Canadian developers are incentivized to construct purpose-built rentals. What does this mean for real estate investors and landlords?

Investing Near Top Post-Secondary Institutions

Investing near post-secondary institutions provides many valuable benefits for long-term investors. A steady market of renters and growth help properties near top schools maintain high values.

Urban Growth Centres: The Ultimate Real Estate Investment Opportunity

The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) stands out as one of North America's most lively and rapidly expanding regions. It consistently attracts professionals and businesses...

Nationwide Homebuilding Costs Soar 51% Amidst Population Spike

As Canada accommodates record-breaking population numbers, homebuilding costs have risen by 51%. The gauge in pricing has seen an upward trend since the first...

The Benefits of a Platinum Access Agent

If you are considering investing in a pre-construction condo, you will likely be searching for an agent to help you get started. Having a...

Top 10 Condo Projects Launching in the GTA This Fall 2023

One of the most exciting times of the year has arrived, and it's not because back-to-school season is upon us. This Fall, a multitude...

Ontario Currently Short Over 100,000 Construction Workers Amidst Labour Shortage

Like many other regions in Canada, Ontario faces a significant labour shortage in the construction industry. With an aging workforce and a booming demand...

GTA Condo Market Report Q2-2023

Urbanation's recent Q2-2023 GTA Condominium Market Report showed a varied market landscape last quarter. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) condo market continued to face...

Who Are Canada’s Real Estate Investors?

Earlier this year, Statistics Canada released data on investors for the very first time. The Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP), Statistics Canada's residential property...

A Variable Rate Mortgage vs A Fixed Rate: Which is Best...

Historically, variable-rate mortgages have enjoyed a lower 25-year average than fixed-rate mortgages in Canada. Choosing the right mortgage can also depend on your risk tolerance, which includes several factors.

EllisDon Developments Expands Scope of EllisDon Construction Company

Canada's largest construction company, EllisDon, moves into private real estate development, starting with a transit-oriented project in Etobicoke, Arcadia District.

Master-Planned Pickering City Centre Aims To Become Downtown Durham

Pickering City Centre is a 55-acre master-planned community by CentreCourt Developments. This mixed-use development is located next to excellent shops, job opportunities, and transit and will offer every kind of convenience to future residents and investors.

Why Canada Needs Real Estate Investors

In 2022, Canada's population increased by over a million people for the first time in history. Growing by 2.7%, the country reached 39.57 million...

GTA Condo Market Report Q1 2023

Keeping a finger on the pulse of the condo market is vital for investors to make informed decisions about investing in properties. Urbanation, Toronto's leading...

Canada’s Immigration Plan For 2023-2025 Means Now Is the Time to...

Canada's population has grown by 1.05 million over the last year, a substantial jump from the average annual increase of 360,000 since 1995. This...

New Report Reveals a Decrease in Housing Starts Across Canada

A new report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) shows just how behind Canada is when it comes to increasing the housing...

2023 Federal Budget Aims to Help Homebuyers and Owners

Canada has recently faced a housing crisis, particularly in its major cities, where the cost of homes and living has skyrocketed. The 2023 Federal...

Major Progress is Being Made on the New Ontario Line in...

The upcoming Ontario Line is shutting down the city to bring an incredible new transit system to Toronto. As of May 1, construction on...

The Most Anticipated Projects of Spring 2023

As the spring temperatures heat up, so does the real estate market in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This season sees the launch...

New State-of-The-Art Mississauga Hospital Enters Development Stage

The monumental Peter Gilgan Mississauga Hospital has recently reached a new milestone, as of Spring 2023, embarking on its development stage. Spearheaded by EllisDon and...

Is Ontario’s Goal of Building 1.5 Million Homes by 2031 Realistic?

It's no secret that a lack of affordable housing has been plaguing Canadians and must be remedied by the cooperation of different levels of...

Canadian Government Makes Changes to Foreign Buyer Ban

In March 2023, the Government of Canada announced several key changes to the foreign buyer ban that will make the law more flexible for...

Why The Assignment Market Is Hot Right Now

Finding a good price on a pre-construction condo in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) might seem like an elusive pursuit. As a first-time buyer...

Why You Should Invest in Real Estate in 2023

Canada's real estate market has experienced many adjustments in the past year that have left investors hesitant and unsure of their next move. Many...

GTA Condo Market Report Q4 2022

Is now the best time to invest in a pre-construction condo? Conducting research before you buy is always a good idea, and this goes...

550,000 International Students Entered Canada in 2022 Raising Housing Demand

The country has seen a rise in new residents, particularly in international students entering the country. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reported that...

FORMA Condos by Frank Gehry

Some opportunities come once in a lifetime. Frank Gehry's tallest designed building to date, FORMA Condos, is coming to Toronto's Entertainment District at 266...

2023 Economic Outlook – Inflation, Interest Rates and the Housing Market

Inflation and the Canadian real estate market in 2023 compared with the 70s and 80s If you are over the age of 55, today's economic...

Why 2023 Is a Buyer’s Market for Investors in Toronto

25,000 condo units are ready to hit the Toronto real estate market this year, according to Urbanation. However, a recent revision sees this number...

Annual Rental Market Report Shows a Thriving Real Estate Market

Last month, the CMHC released their annual Rental Market Report, providing insight and in-depth analysis on Canada's major real estate hotspots. The report reveals...

How Rising Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market

Rising interest rates are across the news, presenting a seemingly daunting scene for seasoned real estate investors and those considering investing for the first...

The Top Five Reasons Student Rentals Are A Lucrative Investment

Renting your condo to students is a lucrative investment, and this is because the demand for student housing is strikingly high. This type of investment is also proven resilient to economic fluctuations and is known to be one of the most stable investment opportunities.

Canada Has Banned Foreigners from Buying Real Estate for Two Years...

Canada's ban on foreign homebuyers came into effect on January 1, 2023, essentially stopping all non-Canadian individuals and commercial enterprises from buying residential properties...

A Glimpse into 2023 and Beyond: What Every Real Estate Investor...

It's no secret that 2022 has been a turbulent year in the real estate market. The past year has seen a wave of changes...

The Truth About Rising Interest Rates

Earlier this month, the Bank of Canada raised its policy rate for the seventh time this year. In an effort to fight inflation, policy...

Soaring Rental Rates in the GTA is Good News for Investors

High rental rates can lead to greater passive income generation and leasing above asking. It's no secret rental rates are soaring across the Greater Toronto...

Ford Government Introduces Legislation to Help Build More Homes Faster

Ontario's Premier, Doug Ford, is introducing the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022 or Bill 23, to help alleviate the housing crisis and build...

GTA Condo Market Report Q3-2022

Condo sales stalled significantly in Q3-2022 but a record number of new units are now under construction. It's no secret the sale of new condominiums...

Dive In With Developers Collects over 200k for Children with Epilepsy

We recently attended the third annual Dive In With Developers event hosted by Ryan (Yair) Rabinovich of RARE Real Estate. This networking event held...

Homebuyers Re-enter the Market This Fall as Desire to Own GTA...

The past year has been turbulent for the GTA's real estate market. At the beginning of the year, homebuyers were forced into fierce competition...

John Tory Releases a 5-Point Housing Plan to Tackle Housing Affordability

Ahead of the municipal election, Toronto Mayor John Tory is coming down hard on a new housing plan to help solve the affordability crisis...

Meet KING Toronto’s Newest Star Resident, the Rocket Man Himself

Sir Elton John has purchased a luxury penthouse suite in one of Toronto's most-anticipated condo projects, KING Toronto. His multi-million-dollar two-storey penthouse known as...

GTA Condo Market Report Q2-2022

The GTA Condo Market Report Q2-2022 finds that the condo market performed relatively well above the ten year-average but fell 21% from the previous...

Federal Government Invests $2B to Build Nearly 17,000 Homes in Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the federal government will invest nearly $2 billion to build approximately 16,800 homes across the country. At a...

Toronto Continues to House North America’s Largest Number of Cranes

With a staggering 252 active cranes on its territory, Toronto takes the lead with the largest number of cranes in North America in the...

How Is Ontario Addressing Affordability?

Ontario is one of the country's hottest provinces and houses the most populated cities. As such, the region expects to get a little more...

The Design District: Welcoming Luxury Living to Hamilton

The City of Hamilton has been undergoing a remarkable transformation during the past several years. This incredible city is metamorphosing from an industrial powerhouse...

The Upcoming U of T Medical School Breathes New Life Into...

The University of Toronto, ranked the #1 university in Canada year after year, has just submitted a Zoning By-law Amendment application to develop an...

SmartVMC’s Park Place, A Smart Investment Decision

As the GTA continues to grow at unprecedented rates, becoming one of the most sought-after places in the country to live, learn, work and...

How Do Condo Buildings Get Developed?

When it comes to building condos in Southern Ontario, there is much that is out of the developer's control. When a developer submits a...

What Is The Difference Between A Pre-Construction and a Resale Condo?

With the country amidst a housing shortage, it can be an uncertain time for those looking to buy a home. The average price of...

Top 4 Things to Know About Ontario’s Rental Supply Gap

A new Urbanation report released in the second quarter of the year reveals just how behind we are when it comes to the GTA's...

Transit-Oriented Communities Are Shaping the Future of the Province

The Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of the most desirable areas in the country, home to some of the fastest-growing cities globally. The province...

GTA Condo Market Report Q1-2022

The first quarter of the 2022 condo market is a tale of low inventory, high demand, and soaring real estate prices. On the one...

Doug Ford Calls for More Homes and Less Public Consultation

Premier Doug Ford has called on The Housing Affordability Task Force to make 55 new recommendations to help bring soaring real estate prices to...

Federal Budget 2022 Highlights on Housing

Irrespective of whether you follow Canadian politics or not, you are still likely familiar with the Federal Budget, which outlines the Government's plan to...

The City of Toronto Plans to Increase Development Charges, Raising the...

Toronto could be raising the cost of building and buying new homes by introducing a significant increase to Development Charges. The City of Toronto has...

As Toronto Offices Reopen, Professionals Who Moved Out of the City...

When the pandemic hit in 2020, hundreds of Toronto residents scurried to the suburbs to look for more affordable homes. Now that downtown offices...

Canada’s Population Growth the Highest Among G7 Nations

Despite the pandemic, Canada sits at almost 37 million people outpacing every other G7 country in population growth. This news comes straight from the...

Foreign Investors are a Small Fraction of Canadian Real Estate Purchases:...

For cities like Toronto and Vancouver, foreign investment has been a hot topic for decades. Many residents blame the high demand and low supply...

The GTA’s Q4 2021 – Condo Market Report

The condo market has been seeing new highs recently, with 2021 being a record-breaking year for the housing market as a whole. Despite the...

Top 10 Condo Projects Selling in Spring 2022

It is that time of year again when we list the most anticipated condo launches for the upcoming Spring sales season. So, if you...

Why Is the Condo Market Hot in 2022?

As we enter into a new year, many investors wonder how the pandemic's effects will change the real estate market in 2022. At the beginning...

The GTA’s Q3 – 2021 Condo Market Report

In the recent GTA Q3-2021 Condo Market Report from Urbanation, data shows that condo sales across the GTA hit record highs in Q3-2021, which...

Toronto Ranked As The #1 City In The Continent For Its...

2020 was the year of unprecedented surprises, with the pandemic creating a record-breaking number of job losses around the globe. However, Toronto, in particular,...

The GTA’s Q2 – 2021 Condo Market Report

As the condo market started to make a steady comeback from the pandemic, condo investors saw great opportunities in the warmer months as young...

Toronto Is Ranked One of the Best North American Cities to...

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the economy as many businesses were forced to close for an extended period of time. However, as...

Ontario Place Redevelopment Plans Have Been Revealed

For many, Ontario Place is an iconic landmark. This area is made up of 155-acres of land and is owned by the Ontario Government....

The Top 10 Condo Projects Launching in Fall 2021

As we move into the final quarter of 2021, we're starting to see many new condo projects launching. With 2020 being an unpredictable year,...

Innisfil’s Development, The Orbit, Is Speeding up Plans to Start Building

The Town of Innisfil is known for its agricultural land, and its new residential and commercial developments. In fact, this Town is roughly the...

A Site Tour Inside Architectural Landmark, KING Toronto Condos

The KING Toronto complex will undoubtedly become a new architectural landmark for Downtown Toronto, so as construction at the site charges ahead, there was...

5 Tips You Need to Know Before Investing in a Pre-Construction...

Purchasing an investment property is a big decision and an even bigger financial commitment. But, over the years, pre-construction condominiums have become a popular...

As International Students Return Back to School, the Housing Market Heats...

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease and more students return to in-person learning in the Fall, we expect to see an increase in demand...

Talking “Arte Residences” With Kash Pashootan

Arte Residences is 18 storeys of bold, creative and thoughtful designs that transcend the ordinary to become a mighty monument of contemporary luxury. With...

Central Condos and Porsche Exclusive Penthouse Offer

Recently we attended an event by Central Condos hosted by Concord Adex. This three-day event gave us the opportunity to talk about Central Condos...

How Rental Rates Can Affect Your Pre-Construction Condo Investment

During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many uncertainties in the housing market and economy as a whole. Rental rates started to...

Talking Alba Condos With The Milborne Group

As Mississauga continues to experience a huge increase in demand, there's no better time for Edenshaw Developments to launch their highly anticipated project to...

Best Condo Designs Coming to Toronto in 2021

Toronto's architecture gets a bad reputation for bland design, especially when it comes to condominiums. But, there are new projects on the horizon that...

New Plan Unfolds for CentreCourt’s 252 Church St Condos

Over a year ago, CentreCourt Developments submitted a proposal to the City of Toronto to build a high-rise condominium between Church and Dundas. This...

Downtown Toronto Condo Market Recovers in Q1: Report

Don't call it a comeback - the Toronto condo market has been a contender for years. While it's true that Toronto's downtown condo market...

6 Dawes Rd Condos: A Multi-Tower Development Makes Substantial Changes to...

In May 2019, Carlyle Communities and SLATE Asset Management jointly acquired 2.9-acres of land in the well-known Danforth Village neighbourhood. This development would replace...

Best GTA Neighbourhoods to Buy a Pre-Construction Condo in 2021

With the Greater Toronto Area's ever-increasing prices, it is often difficult to know which neighbourhoods provide the best value for your money in 2021....

Feds Invest $12B to Fund Major Transit Projects in Toronto

Today the federal government announced its plan to invest over $12 billion to help Ontario fund its four major transit routes in Toronto and...

New Condo Investors Still Profiting During the Pandemic: Study

We’ve all seen the latest reports showing Toronto’s low-rise housing market outperforming with record growth. But, a new report shows that the condo segment...

The Studio Gang Effect: One Delisle Condos

London, New York City, Paris, Taipei and now Toronto are on the list of cities where Studio Gang Architect and Design Firm will have...

How Much Does it Really Cost to Build a New Condo?

Rising real estate prices are often associated with a higher demand for housing or is often blamed on foreign investors or speculators. While all of...

Talking ‘PRIME Condos’ With Jason Lam

Get ready Toronto because there’s a new condo project coming to the heart of downtown Toronto’s East Core - PRIME Condos. This isn’t any...

How Supply & Demand Influence the Success of Your Pre-Construction Condo...

Basic business knowledge says when demand for a product is high, and supply is low, prices tend to be higher. Conversely, when the demand...

New Vision for Quayside After Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto Split

Waterfront Toronto has recently announced that they will be re-launching the process of finding a new partner to develop the Quayside neighbourhood after parting...