Activists build ‘foam domes’ for the homeless outside of Mayor John Tory’s condo building

On a snowy Sunday, activists put together “foam domes” outside of Mayor John Tory’s condo building.

The dome shelters function to give people experiencing homelessness a warm structure to sleep in. They’re made of two pieces of insulated foam and include a carbon monoxide detector.

According to the Encampment Support Network’s Instagram, the structures are big enough for someone tall to sleep in.

The action came after Tory named November 22 National Housing Day, with the Toronto sign lit in red in recognition.

Tory tweeted the proclamation Sunday morning which stated the need for “affordable and adequate housing,” referencing the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan that was approved by city council in December 2019.

The group, along with other volunteers and neighbours, started building the domes at around 10 a.m. Sunday morning, finishing the day with 12 structures.

These were then distributed to different areas in the city where they are

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Homeless advocates build ‘foam domes’ outside mayor’s condo to call for more housing now

Lesley Wood, a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, said on Sunday there is a city-wide movement to support unhoused people in Toronto but the city must do more now to prevent deaths this winter.

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Lesley Wood, a member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, said on Sunday there is a city-wide movement to support unhoused people in Toronto but the city must do more now to prevent deaths this winter.

Dozens of activists constructed green “foam domes” for unhoused people at a demonstration outside Mayor John Tory’s condo on Sunday to make the point that there is a housing crisis in Toronto.

The event, part of National Housing Day, was held to draw attention to the plight of people living in encampments. Snow fell as the activists put together the insulated foam structures that will be distributed to people experiencing homelessness across the city.

Organizers said volunteers built 14 insulated foam structures on Sunday. The event, on Bedford Road near Bloor Street West, also drew a handful of uniformed police officers from 53 Division.

Lesley Wood, a member of the Ontario

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Developers target suburbs as condo demand in downtown Toronto falters amid pandemic

The condos and office towers in the city of Mississauga are seen in the distance with the town of Milton, Ont. in the foreground on Oct. 15, 2019.

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Toronto suburbs are experiencing a boom in condo project launches and preconstruction sales, as the pandemic’s work-from-home trend entices homebuyers to look outside the city.

Suburban condo projects accounted for 65 per cent of all launches in the Toronto region in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest data from industry research group Urbanation Inc.

This is not the first time suburban condo development has surpassed the city’s but marks the widest margin on record. As well, sales of preconstruction condos more than doubled in the suburbs compared with the third quarter of last year, while sales dropped 16 per cent in the city of Toronto over the same time period.

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Home of the Week: In the old Plymouth registry, a condo with harbor views indeed

Year built 1906/converted 2015

Square feet 882

Bedrooms 1

Baths 1 full

Pets Allowed with breed restrictions and a two-dog limit

Water/sewer Public

Fee $365 a month

Taxes $7,429 (2020)

It was grand when it opened, missed after it closed, and is now grand again, albeit with a different mission.

The Registry of Deeds building opened in 1906 and for about a century, it housed historic documents and thousands and thousands of real estate records. “Handsome County Building,” a 1904 Boston Globe headline stated. “Plymouth Will Have Registry of Deeds and Probate Building That Will Make Brockton People Envious.”

Closed around 2005, it was shuttered until 2015, when it received a new mission: Become a 19-unit condo building. The renovations were completed in 2018.

The overhaul, however, left intact the features that made it handsome: The exterior is still dun-colored bricks, the stairs are still wide slabs of stone that

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Downtown Minneapolis becomes a buyer’s market as condo listings outpace sales

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Listing agent Pauline Olsen inside a condo for sale in downtown Minneapolis.

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Listing agent Pauline Olsen inside a condo for sale in downtown Minneapolis.

Buyers have outnumbered sellers in much of the Twin Cities this year with a pair of notable outliers: Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, where there are now more condos and townhouses for sale than buyers.

In a metro market with a dearth of homes for sale, downtown Minneapolis has seen a 5% increase in condo and townhouse listings during the first 10 months of the year as closed sales have dropped 34%, according to new data from the Minneapolis Area Realtors (MAR).

Agents say that after years of premarket sales and bidding wars, downtown has become, at least for now, a buyer’s market.


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“It’s their ballgame,” said Isaac Kuehn, a sales agent based in the North Loop. “Sellers used to hold all the marbles.”

Much of the sudden

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Condo community’s tensions high during pandemic

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I own a condo in a building with 22 units. Because of COVID, one of the HOA board members has posted signs stating “rules” throughout the building. The rules are typical for these trying times, but the number of signs is obsessive. Many of the residents dislike the signs, but my husband was the one who wrote a nasty letter to the HOA about how many are posted.

The board member who was responsible for posting the signs was a friend of mine. Her feelings were hurt, and she has made some snide remarks about the letter. A group of women meet weekly for happy hour, and she and I are both part of that group. I feel caught in the middle. My husband has had a hard time getting over being mad about the signs, and I know the HOA member is angry at … Read More

Historic House, Lake Frontage, Penthouse Condo

Situated on 5 1/2 acres, this property creates a vast space inside and out as well as plenty of entertaining spaces in a private setting.

Situated on 5 1/2 acres, this property creates a vast space inside and out as well as plenty of entertaining spaces in a private setting.

GEORGIA — This week’s Georgia Wow Houses include a historic house in downtown, lake front homes and a penthouse condo. Take a look inside.

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Condo investments show strong returns


There’s little room to doubt claims that real estate is one of the safest investment options today.

Having gone through several boom-bust economic cycles, Philippine real estate has shown resilience, posting record high levels in take up, supply, prices and land values especially over the last decade. As the numbers would show, real estate, when held over the long term, can yield stable and lucrative returns, generate attractive capital appreciation, and to a certain extent, preserve wealth.

Today, even amid the pandemic, the real estate industry continued to show resilience. Despite the slowdown in take-up, nationwide residential property prices rose by 27 percent in the second quarter according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Residential Real Estate Price Index. This was the highest year-on-year growth rate recorded since the start of the series in 2016. By area, residential property prices in the National Capital Region registered a 34.9

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Condo fire in North Truro doused quickly; cause under investigation

By Mary Ann Bragg
 |  Provincetown Banner

NORTH TRURO — A single condominium unit on Shore Road caught fire Thursday evening in North Truro but despite high winds the fire department was able to douse the flames and limit the damage to single living space, according to Fire Chief Tim Collins.

A two-person fire crew that arrived first acted quickly, and was able to save what could have been a much larger fire, affecting properties on either side, given the winds, Collins said at the condo complex Friday morning. The intensity of the fire is reflected in the fact that the fire melted the light fixtures, he said. The crew connected to a fire hydrant across the street, but did not have to use a lot of water to get the flames under control, he said.

No one was injured, Collins said. The renter of the two-story unit at 544

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