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Local Planning, Development & Real Estate Articles

Glen Abbey owner ClubLink withdraws appeals over development of golf course

CTV News

The company that operates the famed Glen Abbey golf course in Oakville, Ont., has withdrawn from its attempt to get permission for a proposed housing and commercial development.

Province’s special orders that fast-track development swamp Toronto-area conservation authorities

Toronto Star

More than half of the 45 special orders issued by the province to fast-track development in the past three years have fallen within the jurisdiction of the Toronto conservation authority.

Land use approval process needs reform

Toronto Sun

The development approvals process needs to be digitized and streamlined so affordable housing can get built faster.

‘Very frightening’ plan by developer to buy $1B in homes will price renters out: anti-poverty group

CBC News

An anti-poverty group is calling a Toronto-based developer’s plan to buy $1 billion worth of single-family homes and turn them into rental properties a “frightening” example of how even more people will be priced out of an increasingly expensive housing market. 

Jennifer Keesmaat reveals her new Toronto development plan


Former chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat, co-founder of Markee Developments, has revealed the details for her new (and first) community development in North York on the site of historic Tyndale University.

Toronto developer planning 28-acre industrial park in north Brampton, hopes to create 300 jobs

Brampton Guardian

Pure Industrial, a Toronto-based developer, is looking to develop a large chunk of land in north Brampton.

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In the midst of a housing crisis, thousands of Toronto homes sit empty. Maybe the proposed tax on them isn’t high enough

Toronto Star

There’s a popular style of news headline in Toronto and it goes something like this: “Condemned Leslieville semi with a burning pile of trash in backyard sells for $500,000 over asking.”

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