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Q & A: Can We Build A 3rd Floor On Our Existing Home?

Q & A: Can we build a 3rd floor on our existing home? Q&A is where we answer your renovation and house addition questions. This week’s question comes from a homeowner in North York. Two key things with a 3rd storey addition are structure and zoning. Zoning The City of Toronto regulates the location and…

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Free Tickets To 2019 National Home Show

The 2019 National Home Show is coming to Exhibition place, from Friday March 8 to Sunday March 17. As part our membership in the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and RenoMark, we have obtained some tickets, which we are giving away for free. We have 4 pairs of tickets which we are giving…

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6 House Addition Trends for 2019

6 House Addition Trends for 2019 The modern home is always evolving as demographics shift and the needs of today’s families change. And one of the best ways to examine the progression of what “home” means to Canadians is by looking into home addition trends. In recent years, we’ve noticed a shift in our clientele.…

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Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019! Our office hours during the holiday seasons are as follows: Mon Dec 24 – Office Closed Tues Dec 25 – Merry Christmas Wed Dec 26 – Boxing Day – Office Closed Thurs Dec 27 – 8am to 5pm Fri Dec 28 – 8am to 4pm Mon Dec 31 –…

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5 Most Popular Blog Articles In 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we take a look back at our most popular blog posts of all time, based on number of visitors per page.   #5. HOUSE ADDITIONS: 7 THINGS THAT AFFECT COST In one of our first blog articles, we explored the 7 things that affect the cost of a house…

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Project Spotlight: Richmond Hill Addition & Renovation

Project Spotlight: Richmond Hill House Addition Do you ever wish you could shift your home’s floorplan around to make your house work better for your family? For our clients in Richmond Hill, we did exactly that. Their existing 1960s bungalow with one bathroom featured a rather typical layout with a small kitchen and living space…

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Free Fall Home Show Tickets

The Fall Show show is coming to Exhibition place Friday Sept 28, to Sunday Sept 30. As part our our participation in Destination Renovation, we are giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the Home Show. To receive a pair, send us an email with your name and full mailing address, and we will mailthem…

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Laneway Suites: 10 Things To Know

Laneway Suites: Top 10 Things to Know   A Laneway Home / Laneway Suite is a dwelling unit at the rear of the property facing a laneway. It is a separate building from the main house.  The suite can be above a garage, or built in place of a garage.   The City of Toronto…

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Toronto Approves Laneway Suites

Toronto Approves Laneway Suites   The City of Toronto council has approved a proposal that will promote the construction of laneway suites in the City of Toronto.  On June 28, 2018, council approved changes to the Official Plan and the Zoning By-Law that will simplify the process of obtaining a building permit to construct a…

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Seminar: 5 Steps To A Successful Renovation

  Are you planning to renovate your house or condo? Then you’ll want to attend this FREE seminar – “Five Steps to a Successful Renovation”. This presentation features two experienced renovators, Lou Orazem from Inspire Homes, and Jack Torosian from Golden Bee Homes, who will provide the five steps you can take to achieve a…

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