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  1. High-Density Housing Is The Next Big Thing In The GTA

    By Lydia McNutt Single-detached houses in the 416 are getting hard to come by -- equally in terms of affordability and supply. This new reality has given rise to different forms of high-density housing, which the Canadian Home Builders' Association refers to as "missing middle" housing. Indeed, this is fairly new to the Greater Toronto Area, but it's long been a way of life in other densely populated and pricey cities around the globe. (Illustration by Luke Pauw in collaboration with Q4…
  2. Montreal's Renters Are Sharing Information To Prevent Price-Gouging

    Montreal's renters are sharing information about how much they pay, and landlords are not happy. A non-profit group has launched the site MyRent.quebec, where users can share and compare monthly rental rates and other details about their apartments such as utilities and whether pets are allowed. The site shows an interactive map with hundreds of blue dots, which, when clicked, shows all the information a tenant has provided about where they live. MyRent.quebec's founders said they…
  3. Should A Company Ever Promote From Within?

    In reflecting on a conversation I had with a Director of Care and her direct boss at a senior's residence, I was struck by how unaware they were that their attempts in managing communication flow was causing their current communication breakdown. The new DoC has only been in her position since December and was promoted from within. Communication breakdown has been a terrible problem for several years. There is a history of staff not being told basic information and clients or their family…
  4. Meat Prices To Jump Big-Time In Canada In 2017, According To Researchers

    TORONTO — The researchers behind Canada's annual food price report say that while they expect food inflation to be slightly lower this year than previously estimated, shoppers should expect big jumps in the price of meat. The mid-year forecast update by researchers from Dalhousie University in Halifax projects grocery and restaurant food prices will rise between three and four per cent this year, rather than the three to five per cent they anticipated back in December. However, meat will …