Category: "Misc. Stuff"

Housing Prices are Up

November 24th, 2016
The average price of an existing detached home in the city of Toronto climb is up over 30% from a year ago, although some officials maintain that listings for the average resale home are 15-20% over-priced. The development community claims that the… more »

Bancroft's Cenotaph

November 11th, 2016
The cenotaph is a memorial that represent all of those who have served and fallen for our country. There is a small stone at the Bancroft Cemetery which was the first memorial for the lives lost during WW1. The current cenotaph monument was erected in… more »

Hurricane Hazel

October 15th, 2016
62 years ago, on Oct. 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel ripped through southern Ontario, killing 81 people and leaving over 1800 homeless. Most of the casualties were drowned by swelling rivers, as over 8" of rain fell in just 24 hours. At the time, damage was… more »

New Mortgage Rules

October 5th, 2016
Liberal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, has announced changes in mortgage rules. Some of these changes are meant to protect Canadians from taking on bigger mortgages than they will be able to afford if rates rise and some are meant to curtail the… more »

Indian Summer

September 20th, 2016
There's been some chat about the phrase "Indian Summer" lately. It seems that any time it's warmish after labour day, people say it is "Indian Summer". Some folks insist that a real "Indian Summer" has to come after the first frost. A little… more »