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GTA real estate market slows in the first quarter of 2018

According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey, released April 13, sales activity and price appreciation across the Greater Toronto Area continued to slow in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the heightened pace witnessed during the same time last year. All housing segments studied depreciated on a quarter-over-quarter basis, especially in areas such as Richmond Hill, Markham and Pickering where appreciation was strongest a year ago. During the quarter, the aggregate price of a home in the Greater Toronto Area grew 3.1 per cent year-over-year to $802,252. When broken out by housing type, the median price of a two-storey home in the GTA rose 1.8 per cent...

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Brampton musicians to be showcased at NXNE

The call is out to all emerging music artists to help shine a spotlight on the ‘This is Brampton” showcase. The deadline to apply is April 27. On the heels of a Grammy win for Alessia Cara, a Juno Award for Jessie Reyez and the Brampton’s Arts Walk of Fame induction of notables Exco Levi and Hotline Bling’s Director X, Brampton continues to forge its way onto the global music scene as a hotbed for emerging talent. The City of Brampton announced its participation in the world-leading music festival, North by Northeast (NXNE) in a first-ever partnership to spotlight some...

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New planning and building commissioner for Mississauga

Effective April 16, Andrew Whittemore is the new planning and building Commissioner for the City of Mississauga, following a national hiring competition. Whittemore has been the city’s planning strategies director since 2015. He replaces Ed Sajecki, who is retiring. “It is wonderful to welcome Andrew on to the city’s leadership team,” said Janice Baker, city manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “Andrew has had a diverse and rich portfolio with the city, where he has been involved with very exciting and transformational city-building projects including the successful implementation of an Affordable Housing Strategy. He is a strategist and partnership builder...

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Mississauga’s new Youth Poet Laureate

National Poetry Month is a little sweeter this year with the introduction of Mississauga’s new Youth Poet Laureate (YPL), Pujita Verma. She will represent the city as literary ambassador for youth. The announcement was made April 9, during a municipal council general committee meeting. Verma succeeds the city’s first YPL, Rebecca Zseder. The objective of the appointment is to elevate the status of poetry, literary arts and young writers through the development of a community youth poetry event or project. At 17 years old, Verma is in her senior year at Glenforest Secondary School. For the past two years, she...

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Caledon presents 2017 operating budget surplus

At an early April meeting, the Town of Caledon highlighted key financial management accomplishments in 2017. Town staff, through the operating budget variance report, presented a surplus of more than $3.3 million from the 2017 operating budget. “Each year, our staff reviews the resources provided by council through the budget and works extremely hard to ensure taxpayers receive the best service and overall value from their tax dollars,” said Mike Galloway, town CAO. “This surplus is a result of good fiscal management by town staff who continually seek opportunities to provide cost-effective service to our rapidly growing community.” “Town...

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