October 23 2017
Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate News Update
October 23 2017. In today’s news: playing chicken at St Jacob’s Farmer’s Market, EQAO hohum, Canada’s housing mess, living in a Vancouver RV, urban business anchors, fancy airport amenities and L.A
In case you ever wondered why it was so hard to cross the street at the St Jacobs Farmer’s Market
The township needs regional approval to install traffic signals, but regional staff has told the township it doesn’t support its chosen option because it is 120 metres away from the signal at Weber Street, less than the region’s required minimum of 200 metres.
Little change in EQAO results for Waterloo Region students
Grade 6 test results show students continue to struggle. In the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, 52 per cent of students who took the test scored at or higher than the provincial average. In the Waterloo Region District School Board results were slightly better: 46 per cent of students there scored at or higher than the provincial average in the 2015-16 school year, compared to 48 per cent last year
I don’t envy the politician who tries to sort out Canada’s housing mess
The biggest dilemma our government and elected officials face is between keeping housing affordable, while not reducing the housing equity of Canadian homeowners
Amid high housing prices, growing number of Metro Vancouver residents living in RVs
The lack of affordable housing in Metro Vancouver is forcing people to turn their RVs into more than just vacation homes. For some people, RVs are the only thing standing between them and homelessness
What the new urban anchors owe their cities
Corporations like Google and Amazon reap the spoils of winner-take-all urbanism. They can also bear greater responsibility.
20 of the coolest things in airports around the world
Have a long layover? Hopefully you’re in Munich so you can go for a surf session or in Portland to catch a feature film.
38 interesting facts about Los Angeles
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Former glove factory anchors major development in downtown Kitchener
The Huck Glove building on Victoria Street South is centre stage in a $120-million development that will include brick-and-beam offices, new commercial space and a 23-storey condominium.