Monthly Archives: May 2012

What Buyers Want In a Condominium

In Toronto, there are more condos being built than in any other city in North America. Across Canada, condos projects at all price ranges are grabbing home buyers’ attention and down payments. What buyers want in a condo depends partly … Read More »

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Xeriscaping: Gardens That Thrive on Looking After Themselves

As a futurist, my efforts to help others see new possibilities in their future are often undermined by qwerty or “we’ve always done it this way” thinking. Sometimes, taking a fresh look at the familiar, the certain, is a great … Read More »

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The Changing Face of Canada’s Home Improvement Retailers

Could big box home improvement stores be on their way out? Canada’s largest home improvement retailer, Rona Inc., recently announced plans to turn 13 big-box stores into new, smaller “proximity” stores that will decrease the sales area by 30 to … Read More »

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Survey Reality: Is What I See, What I Get?

As I stand on my front porch admiring my small, but spectacular, spring garden, nestled under my two towering spruce trees, I am very wrong about everything I see. Most of my urban garden – plants, trees, rocks, retaining wall… … Read More »

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