By Tess Kalinowski Real Estate Reporter Thu., March 14, 2019 A new 16-storey, 259-unit apartment building in Etobicoke — close to transit, schools, parks and right next door to a grocery store — is the biggest project to date under a federal loan program that helps developers deliver affordable, accessible housing. About 80 per cent of the one- and two-bedroom units at the Terraces of Princess Gardens will have rents at or below 30 per cent of the median household income and 10 per cent of the units will be accessible, said Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., on Thursday. The energy-efficient building near Eglinton and Kipling Aves. is being developed with an $89-million loan through Ottawa’s Rental Construction Financing Initiative. Part of the federal Liberal government’s 10-year, $40-billion National Housing Strategy, the program offers $3.75 billion in low-cost loans to developers … [Read more...] about Etobicoke to get 259-unit apartment building under federal loan program
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By Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter Sun., Oct. 28, 2018 Perched on this older subdivision of Etobicoke, the “Loblaw” house shows no sign of Canada’s largest food retailer or the family that founded the grocery empire in 1919. With its old world charm, large bow window and grand staircase, this 100-plus-year-old property at 66 Burnhamthorpe Rd., was once the family home of Alexander Loblaw, son of Theodore Pringle Loblaw, the co-founder of the then groundbreaking “self-service” grocery store with friend J. Milton Cork. Although the Loblaw family had occupied the home for only 32 years, between 1934 and 1966, and their business had long been bought out by the George Weston Ltd. bakery (in late 1940s), today the house, near Islington Ave. and Dundas St. is still known as the Loblaw house by many including the real estate agent who calls the house a “rare property” and is selling it for $1,799,000. With the … [Read more...] about Historical ‘Loblaw’ house for sale in Etobicoke
By May Warren Staff Reporter Fri., Aug. 17, 2018 As Premier Doug Ford’s decision to cut council almost in half reignites talk of the urban-suburban divide, the Star finds the old differences aren’t what they used to be. In a new occasional series, One Toronto, we take a look at what divides us and what we share, no matter where the ward lines fall. Faced with moving out of a mouldy basement apartment, Jesse and Joanna James wanted to find something above ground they could afford in the same neighbourhood, which they love for its diversity, parks and walkability. The couple, in their early 30s with two kids, had been paying $1,750 for a six-bedroom house, subletting the rooms upstairs to help pay the bills. They’d hoped to find an apartment on their own for around $1,300, something that didn’t seem outlandish the last time they were house-hunting, a little more than six years ago. They quickly realized times had changed. They were up … [Read more...] about People used to move to the suburbs to save money. Now, nearly every corner of Toronto has downtown rent
By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau Emily Mathieu Affordable Housing Reporter Thu., May 17, 2018 Edna Rose is exhausted. The great-grandmother is piling everything she owns into cardboard boxes while a large white moving truck parks outside next to her beloved garden where decades ago she planted peach and nectarine trees, then later flowers in honour of family. A cast-iron skillet she brought with her from Jamaica almost 40 years ago and a worn metal pot good for making rice and peas for a crowd go into a box. So does a bottle of white wine from her son’s wedding — never opened in the house of a God-fearing Mormon — and many framed photos of her “great-grands.” The 76-year-old then takes a step up a wobbly ladder near the ground-floor window to pull down lacy drapes that have yellowed in the sun. “I am climbing Jacob’s Ladder,” Rose says as she inches her way to the top. Article Continued … [Read more...] about This great-grandmother was forced from her home of 31 years. Hers is the face of a broken public housing system
By Amy Pataki Restaurant Critic Fri., May 4, 2018 The chickens are coming. This spring, our family of five is taking the feathery plunge and getting chickens for our Etobicoke backyard. Should be interesting. Following a pilot program in some Toronto wards and persistent lobbying from the kids, we will soon take possession of three hens, a “deluxe” coop, pine shavings and three bags of feed. Oh, and a bag of chubby mealworms (for the chickens, it’s specified). We’re in it for the eggs. I mean, fresh eggs? Fried in butter, soft boiled or turned into cakes and puddings? Who wouldn’t want that? Article Continued Below Certainly, hatching the plan was a cinch. My husband found Rent The Chicken from a Star story. In five minutes, it was done. When he entered “Chicken Delivery Day” in our calendar, I thought it was a churrasco dinner plan. “The Canadian neighbours are going to lose it unless they’re … [Read more...] about Star restaurant critic adopts backyard chickens. She’s in it for the eggs, but what will the neighbours say?