Ottawa population to hit 1.13 million by 2031

April 22, 2010

With urban sprawl and Greenbelt development once again hot topics, the city's planning and environment committee will be asked Tuesday to approve new population projections for Ottawa. A recent staff report has forecast the City of Ottawa will have 1,136,000 people, 496,000 households, and 703,000 jobs by 2031. The Greater Ottawa-Gatineau ...

Parent trap

April 18, 2010

Parents who live in single-detached homes in Canada's largest cities are among the most likely to have adult children living at home with them, suggests a Statistics Canada study. The data suggest that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians aged 20 to 24 live with their parents, compared with just 41 per cent two decades earlier. In an age of early ...

What is LEED?

April 3, 2010

LEED is a national third-party certification system that recognizes leadership in green building. It is developed by a consensus process by volunteer members of the U.S. Green Building Council who contribute their expertise to its technical development. LEED was first introduced in March 2000 for new commercial construction, and has since grown ...

Real estate activity to cool as prices soar: Scotiabank

March 24, 2010

Last year’s comeback for Canada’s housing market will carry through early 2010 but subdued activity is on the horizon as higher prices and interest rates make property less affordable, Scotia Economics says. In a new Scotiabank report entitled “Global Real Estate Trends” senior economist Adrienne Warren said she expects strong housing demand ...
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