Land Assembly In Toronto

We have just about run out of parking lots on which to build gargantuan condominiums, but that doesn't mean that the condominium and construction boom is going to stop! Those people with foresight, patience, and deep pockets, who can bide...

How High Can We Go?

How much further into the sky can we build? How much further into the sky should we build? There are those who feel that Toronto's rapidly-changing landscape is being ruined by cloud-touching skyscrapers, and then there are those who feel that with...

To Build, or To Buy?

It's a tough question, and as you might assume, it comes with a myriad of considerations. What's the location?  What is the price point?  How long are you looking to remain in the house? I'm not convinced that there's money...

Open The Floodgates!

There's a reason why this saying has become commonplace in today's society, and when it comes to a legal precedent, all it takes is one summary judgment that breaks new ground before the flood of subsequent legal proceedings follow. When it comes to...

How Do You Price Raw Land?

Easier said than done.  It depends on a multitude of factors, and it's not a question that can be answered in a sentence or two. The primary factors would be location, size, and most importantly: highest and best use. Of...

Coming Soon: Slaughterhouse Lofts?

There was a great article in the Globe & Mail on Saturday about the closing of Quality Meat Packers, which was a one-hundred year-old slaughterhouse that stood the test of time, and was the last remaining plant of its kind...

This Condo Just “Fits”

Maybe I'm the only naive Torontonian who thinks that every vacant parking lot doesn't need an 80-storey condo in its place, but personally, I love to see a well-developed condominium, that looks like it belongs in the area, and just...