All posts tagged “neighborhood

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Neighborhood depopulation

Recently we’ve been talking about California’s Proposition 13 and how it may be creating a disincentive for longtime homeowners to move. They’re enjoying below market property taxes, and so they stay put, even if they may have too much house. But this concept of “overhousing” isn’t… Read More

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Morning bagel run

This morning I woke up and decided that I could go for a bagel with lox and cream cheese. I figured, it’s the weekend, I’m going to treat myself. So I walked across the street to St. Urbain Bagel Bakery (see above photo). My Montreal… Read More

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Our fixation with height

Last summer a development application was submitted for a 57 storey mixed-use tower on the south end of Toronto’s historic Distillery District.  It’s the tower on the right hand side of the picture above. The 2 towers on the left are existing, although they’re quite… Read More