Catherine Young

Catherine Young has written 16 posts for VIEWS OF TORONTO

What is a Condo? Technically speaking …

“The condominium is not a new concept, in fact, the term originated in Roman Law. This type of co-ownership was introduced in Ontario roughly 40 years ago, and the Condominium Act dates to 1967 and now contains 189 sections that cover ownership, common elements, vacant land, leasehold condominiums and more” – RECO (Real Estate Council of Ontario). To … Continue reading

Do you know what gentrification is doing to our city?

gentrification: (noun) The process of renovating or improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.  An example/excerpt from Toronto Life: “There’s a gentrification war brewing in the market. On one side are the landlords, many represented by commercial real estate agent Phil Pick, who’s been encouraging his clients to jack up … Continue reading

And you thought your condo was small…

Yes, it is true, Toronto is allowing the development of more condos that are just under 500 sq ft. But it could be worse. You could be forced to live in an unbelievably small space and make it all work. After seeing these units, I assure you, your 500 square foot space will seem unbelievably … Continue reading

5 facts that may surprise you about Real Estate in Toronto

CTV News summarized yesterday, an important twenty page report written by TD’s Deputy Chief Economist, Derek Burleton and Vice president, Diana Petramala about Toronto’s Housing Boom. While uncovering trends and growth in both the population and jobs within the GTA, the report also found five facts that might interest you:  1. Nearly half of GTA … Continue reading

Canadian Affordable Art Fair: April 17-19

Love Art Fair is the Canadian version of the Affordable Art Fair which sets up in twelve cities around the world in order to bring further awareness and access to affordable, contemporary art. If you are an art enthusiast or have an inkling of interest in modern art, or maybe you just want to see … Continue reading

A perpetually enigmatic but perfect love for Toronto

Love letters to Toronto on it’s 181st birthday All photos of the city included in this post were taken by @torontosaur – his work is truly jaw dropping (mysteriously romantic I feel), see for yourself on instagram. I’m grateful to have been able to travel to several cities around the world. However, as much as I love getting to … Continue reading