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Toronto Property Legal Boot Camp – July 13

Legal Boot Camp – July 13
Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you’re bound to come across legal questions: Do I need to incorporate? Should I trademark my name? Are contracts really that important? How do I prepare proper invoices? What should I do when leasing space for my business? Educating yourself and knowing the answers to these questions is important to the operation of your business. With this seminar, we will offer answers to many of these legal questions and more. Participants will gain a better understanding of general legal concepts as well as a strong ability to identify legal issues before they become real problems. We will review: Business Structures: Choosing between incorporation, partnership, and sole proprietorship.  Contracts: Identifying key terms and provisions. Shareholders Agreements: What they do and why your business may need one. Invoicing: What you need to include to ensure your invoices are enforceable. Intellectual Property: Using copyrights, trademarks, and patents to protect your brand and information. Hiring Employees and Contractors: The critical differences between employees and contractors. Small Claims Litigation: Where to go to enforce your contracts when necessary. Entering into a Commercial Lease: The critical terms and provisions to consider before entering a lease. Legal Resources: Helpful resources to learn more about legal issues for small businesses. Once you have completed this seminar, we will have taken the mystery out of legal issues and will have provided practical solutions to directly implement towards your business.   Presenter's Bio: Derek Hopfner and Shane Murphy are co-founders of Law Scout, an online legal marketplace that makes it easy for small businesses to hire experienced lawyers at upfront, fixed fees. Prior to Law Scout, Derek worked for over 6 years as a lawyer focused on business law and litigation at an Alberta-based mid-size law firm. Derek has helped numerous small businesses get launched and has advised them through their initial challenges. He received his law degree from the University of Alberta. Before founding Law Scout, Shane worked as a litigation and class action lawyer at a Toronto-based boutique law firm. In the courts, Shane advocated for the rights of small business owners and came to understand the challenges of working with a lawyer while launching a business on a limited budget. He holds two law degrees from McGill University and a master's degree from the London School of Economics.    Thank you to our sponsors:       
starting on 2017-07-13 09:00:00

Address:
North York Memorial Community Hall
5110 Yonge Street
Toronto
CanadaFree GMAT Math Refresher Class (Toronto)
Rusty on your Math skills? Eager to start studying for the GMAT in Toronto but need a refresher of the basic Arithmetic and Algebra topics tested on the exam? In this engaging workshop designed and taught by GMAT instructors with many years of teaching experience, you will learn the skills that are absolutely essential for the GMAT test: ✓ Arithmetic Concepts✓ Math Terminology✓ Order of Operations✓ Properties of Numbers✓ Fractions✓ Exponents & Roots✓ Equations, Inequalities & Absolute Value✓ Quadratic Equations As a bonus for attending the workshop, you'll receive a FREE GMAT Formula Sheet with essential math formulas and definitions you could use to prepare for the test. Don't miss this amazing event! Book your seat today as space is limited.
starting on 2017-07-19 18:00:00

Address:
Admit Master
920 Yonge St
M4W 3C7 Toronto
Canada

Toronto Property Hottest property market in the world is not Toronto or Vancouver – YouTube

Hottest property market in the world is not Toronto or Vancouver – YouTube

The property, real estate bubbles are found all over the world, which means the next economic crash will be the ‘mother of all crashes.’
Sounds like Canada eh? read on…
New Zealand tops world house price growth list…
Ten years ago the average house price was NZ$500,000 (£277,000) – this week it peaked at NZ$1m
So who owns these properties?
Increasingly, not New Zealanders. Foreign investment in Auckland has boomed .
New Zealand housing crisis forces hundreds to live in tents and garages…
It’s not been called a “crisis” lightly. Just before winter, stories emerged of hundreds of people living in tents, garages and shipping containers because they could not afford to rent, were on waiting lists for a state house or had given up trying.

Families with newborns were discovered sleeping in cars and under bridges and were taken in by local maraes (Māori meeting houses).
New Zealand’s central bank imposed strict new deposit requirements in July, making investors put down at least 40% of the purchase price in cash.

Video: Toronto homeowners brace for possible property tax increase in 2017

The average homeowner in Toronto will also pay more for water and garbage services.

Toronto Property FileMaker Training Course Toronto (Introduction to Scripting)

FileMaker Training Course Toronto (Introduction to Scripting)
FileMaker Pro: Introduction to Scripting (2 Day Course) FileMaker Pro® Versions: 14 | 15 (other versions on request) Dates: April 27/28, 2017 | July 5/6, 2017 | Check for more dates Location: Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom training This course is designed for FileMaker users with little or no scripting experience who wish to automate their databases and capture and control user actions within a robust solution. Participants will create, edit, save and run scripts to automate repetitive actions and to perform processes that are difficult for users to perform manually. Various types of script triggers will be explored and students will create complex scripts with multiple steps and conditions using many different examples. Participants will learn to have scripts run automatically on start up and when closing a database and to trigger scripts automatically through user actions. Debugging and error handling strategies will also be reviewed. Best practices will be discussed throughout the course and resources for further study will be provided. The benefits of FileMaker Pro Advanced will be reviewed briefly. Course details Duration: 2 days (9 am – 4 pm) Course location: Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Course Fee: $595 CDN per person + HST or BYOD (bring your own device): $545 CDN person + HST Key topics Topics include: Overview of scripting in FileMaker Planning scripts Using the Script Workspace Creating scripts Naming scripts Adding steps to a script Script parameters Adding comments Scripting imports and exports Exiting vs. halting scripts Running scripts Attaching a script to a button Dealing with errors Editing scripts Editing a script Duplicating a script Adding script steps Organizing scripts Specifying script privileges Using triggers to run scripts Overview of triggers Running a script based on a trigger Running a script on starting up or shutting down a database Calculations in scripts Scripts with conditions, variables and looping Adding conditions to scripts Script logic and conditional branching Inserting an If/Else statement in a script Script variables Script globals Looping scripts VIEW FULL COURSE OUTLINE Who will benefit This course has been designed for FileMaker users who have completed FileMaker Intermediate / Advanced training or have equivalent FileMaker skills. Can I bring my own device? Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful. What's included Included in this course: Comprehensive course manual Keyboard shortcuts quick reference Sample and exercise files Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms) Certificate of completion Follow-up email support FileMaker Pro training series Other courses in this series include: FileMaker Pro: Introduction FileMaker Pro: Intermediate / Advanced VIEW ALL COURSES About Avantix Learning courses Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom (ILC) courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 8 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio. Public courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building), Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request. Questions? Have a question? Email us at info@avantixlearning.ca. You can also find information about all of our courses on our web site at www.avantixlearning.ca. Refunds/Cancellations We understand that your plans may change. Check out our refund policy for information regarding refunds and transfers. FileMaker, FileMaker Go and the file folder logo are registered trademarks of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Group of Companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
starting on 2017-07-05 09:00:00

Address:
Toronto
1801-1 Yonge Street
M5E 1W7 Toronto
CanadaFast Start Real Estate Investing Workshop For Beginning Investors
Free 90 minute training class: In this class my partner and I will share how to find the best Real Estate opportunities right here in the Durham Region and surrounding areas absolutely FREE! We’ve become really good at what we do and have helped ourselves, our friends, family and other investors. From time to time we hold Real Estate Investing Seminars in Toronto or in the Durham region to help regular people use the strategies we have learned over the years to acquire and build wealth for years to come. I knew I had to get into Real Estate investing. Maybe some of these points will resonate with you: *I was concerned with my RRSP’s performance and was nervous of the next crash *I wasn’t sure if my pension was still going to be there when it was my turn to retire. *What would I do if I lost my job and how long could we survive on 1 income? *Inflation was outpacing my raise at work and we were falling behind on our debts. *Sometimes I just wanted to take 1 extra vacation each year! All of these were a concern but I faced a BIGGER problem. I couldn’t find the answers I was looking for. How could I safely get started investing in Real Estate? I needed answers: How to avoid tenants from hell! What’s the best way to maximize your returns on your investments?What contracts should I use and should I incorporate right away?How to avoid calls from my tenants at 3am?Is it possible to get your tenants to maintain your property? What to look for when investing in an area? So here’s what I did. I decided to seek out the best experts in the industry and get the right answers. Now I am surrounded with the best lawyers, best accountants and best experts to give me the best advice. Now we’re going to teach you everything we learned in 90 minutes! In this class: *We will share our story, our struggles and how we safely started *We’ll show you a real life transaction from beginning to end *We'll share exactly how YOU can get started even if you're struggling financially Best of all, in the 90 minutes were together, you can ask us any question you want about investing in Real Estate. You see…. we’ve made our share of mistakes and we’re not scared to share our success stories and our failures. We don’t hold these classes often limited seating is available. Register today before we are SOLD OUT! Gary Hibbert and Chris Hummell
starting on 2017-06-28 18:45:00

Address:
Ajax Community Centre
75 Centennial Rd
L1S 4S4 Ajax
Canada

Toronto Property Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2017)

Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2017)
Call for Submissions: Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2017)!

Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Submissions: Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2017)!

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Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2017)
June 26-29, 2017
University of Toronto Mississauga
Canada
www.ciceducation.org
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The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The CICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

The aim of CICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The CICE-2017 invites research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues peer reviewed journals.

The topics in CICE-2017 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

*Art Education
– Music Education
– Writing Education
– Imaginative Education
– Language Education
– History

*Adult Education
– Competitive Skills
– Continuing Education
– Higher Education
– Vocational Education
– Transferring Disciplines

*Business Education
– Educational Administration
– Human Resource Development
– Academic Advising and Counselling
– Education Policy and Leadership
– Industrial Cooperation
– Life-long Learning Experiences
– Workplace Learning and Collaborative Learning
– Work Employability
– Educational Institution Government Partnership
– Patent Registration and Technology Transfer
– University Spin-Off Companies

*Course Management
– Accreditation and Quality Assurance
– Academic Experiences and Best Practice Contributions
– Copy-right
– Digital Libraries and Repositories
– Digital Rights Management
– Evaluation and Assessment
– E-content Management and Development
– Open Content
– e-Portfolios
– Grading Methods
– Knowledge Management
– Quality processes at National and International level
– Security and Data Protection
– Student Selection Criteria in Interdisciplinary Studies
– User-Generated Content

*Curriculum, Research and Development
– Acoustics in Education Environment
– APD/Listening
– Counsellor Education
– Courses, Tutorials and Labs
– Curriculum Design
– ESL/TESL

*Educational Foundations
– Early Childhood Education
– Elementary Education
– Geographical Education
– Health Education
– Home Education
– Rural Education
– Science Education
– Secondary Education
– Second life Educators
– Social Studies Education
– Special Education

*Learning / Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
– Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
– e-Testing and new Test Theories
– Supervising and Managing Student Projects
– Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
– Educating the Educators
– Immersive Learning
– Blended Learning
– Computer-Aided Assessment
– Metrics and Performance Measurement
– Assessment Software Tools
– Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments

*Global Issues In Education and Research
– Education, Research and Globalization
– Barriers to Learning (ethnicity, age, psychosocial factors, …)
– Women and Minorities in Science and Technology
– Indigenous and Diversity Issues
– Government Policy issues
– Organizational, Legal and Financial Aspects
– Digital Divide
– Increasing Affordability and Access to the Internet
– Ethical issues in Education
– Intellectual Property Rights and Plagiarism

*Pedagogy
– Teacher Education
– Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
– Educational Psychology
– Education practice trends and issues
– Indigenous Education
– Kinesiology and Leisure Science
– K12
– Life-long Learning Education
– Mathematics Education
– Physical Education (PE)
– Reading Education
– Religion and Education Studies

*Research Management
– Research Methodologies
– Academic Research Projects
– Joint-research programmes
– Research on Technology in Education
– Research Centres
– Links between Education and Research
– New Challenges in Education
– ECTS experiences
– The Bologna Process and its implementation
– Joint-Degree Programmes
– Erasmus and Exchange experiences in universities
– Students and Teaching staff Exchange programmes

*Ubiquitous Learning
– Accessibility to Disabled Users
– Animation, 3D, and Web 3D Applications
– Context Dependent Learning
– Distance Education
– E-Learning
– E-Manufacturing
– Educational Technology
– Educational Games and Software
– Human Computer Interaction
– ICT Education
– Internet technologies
– Learning Management Systems (LMS)
– Mobile Applications and Learning (M-learning)
– Multi-Virtual Environment
– Standards and Interoperability
– Technology Enhanced Learning
– Technology Support for Pervasive Learning

*Ubiquitous Computing
– Videos for Learning and Educational Multimedia
– Virtual and Augmented Reality
– Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
– Web 2.0, Social Networking, Blogs and Wikis
– Wireless Applications

*Research In Progress

Important dates:

*Short Abstract and Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016
*Notification of Short Abstract and Extended Abstract Acceptance Date: November 25, 2016
*Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Submission Date: November 28, 2016
*Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Work in Progress and Report Acceptance/Rejection: December 15, 2016
*Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016
*Notification of Workshop Proposal Acceptance/Rejection: November 25, 2016
*Poster/Demo Proposal Submission: November 15, 2016
*Notification of Poster/Demo Acceptance: November 25, 2016
*Camera Ready Paper Due: January 20, 2017
*Early Bird Registration (Authors and Participants): January 01, 2017
*Late Bird Registration (Authors only): February 15, 2017
*Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): March 01, 2017
*Conference Dates: June 26-29, 2017

For further information please visit CICE-2017 at www.ciceducation.org
starting on 2017-06-26 08:30:00

Address:
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd.
L5L 1C6 Mississauga
CanadaLegal Boot Camp – Aug. 29
Whether you want to start a business, or you’re already operating a business, you’re bound to come across legal questions: Do I need to incorporate? Should I trademark my name? Are contracts really that important? How do I prepare proper invoices? What should I do when leasing space for my business? With this program, we offer answers to all these legal questions and more. Learning Objective: By attending this seminar, you will gain a better understanding of general legal concepts as well as a strong ability to identify legal issues before they become real problems. We take the mystery out of legal issues and provide practical solutions that you can implement immediately. Learning Outcomes: Business Structures: Choosing between incorporation, partnership, and sole proprietorship.  Contracts: Identifying key terms and provisions. Shareholders Agreements: What they do and why your business may need one. Invoicing: What you need to include to ensure your invoices are enforceable. Intellectual Property: Using copyrights, trademarks, and patents to protect your brand and information. Hiring Employees and Contractors: The critical differences between employees and contractors. Small Claims Litigation: Where to go to enforce your contracts when necessary. Entering into a Commercial Lease: The critical terms and provisions to consider before entering a lease. Legal Resources: Helpful resources to learn more about legal issues for small businesses. Speakers' Bio:Derek Hopfner and Shane Murphy are co-founders of Law Scout, an online legal marketplace that makes it easy for small businesses to hire experienced lawyers at upfront, fixed fees.   Prior to Law Scout, Derek worked for over 6 years as a lawyer focused on business law and litigation at an Alberta-based mid-size law firm. Derek has helped numerous small businesses get launched and has advised them through their initial challenges. He received his law degree from the University of Alberta.  Before founding Law Scout, Shane worked as a litigation and class action lawyer at a Toronto-based boutique law firm. In the courts, Shane advocated for the rights of small business owners and came to understand the challenges of working with a lawyer while launching a business on a limited budget. He holds two law degrees from McGill University and a master's degree from the London School of Economics.    Thank you to our sponsors:       
starting on 2017-08-29 09:00:00

Address:
North York Memorial Community Hall
5110 Yonge Street
Toronto
Canada

Toronto Property 15 McMurrich Street, Unit 310, Toronto – Property Film

15 McMurrich Street, Unit 310, Toronto – Property Film

An exquisite top-to-bottom transformation by Estee Design, this two-storey Yorkville condo with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, office and two terraces has been completely renovated to the highest of contemporary standards and with luxurious finishes.

On the first floor of the unit, the dream kitchen was created by removing walls and reconfiguring the layout to allow for a more open design. The kitchen features custom cabinets with soft-closing hardware and plenty of storage, Nuvolato Grigio marble counters, Blanco double bowl under-mount granite composite sink with Blanco Posh faucet, plus a superb combination of contemporary wood-paneled walls and backsplash of whimsical hand-painted Italian tile. The new island that opens to the dining area is topped with Caesarstone and boasts Beat Lighting by Tom Dixon overhead.

The finishing touches in the kitchen include a wall-mounted pot-filler faucet above the cooktop, a swiveling wall-mounted TV, and wall-mounted herb garden for fresh seasoning. The high-end appliances consist of a Fisher & Paykel counter-depth fridge with bottom freezer, ice-maker and water dispenser; Fulgor ceramic cooktop with European-style stainless steel hood vent; Fulgor 30” convection wall oven; Panasonic microwave with trim kit; Bloomberg dishwasher; and Scholtes built-in coffee system with water supply.

The living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and a new TV wall with built-in storage, completed by LED pot lights. The dining room features a beautiful chrome and glass lantern chandelier, a wall of built-in storage cabinets and display shelves, with a walk-out to the first of two terraces.

On the second floor of the unit, the master bedroom layout has been reconfigured to enlarge the custom walk-in closet that now includes a make-up desk. The second terrace is accessed via the master bedroom. The spa-inspired ensuite bathroom consists of a six-foot acrylic soaker tub, oak cabinets and panels, marble counters, large medicine cabinet, ambient lighting options, and heated floors.

The original second bedroom has been divided into two separate rooms, divided by sliding pocket doors to better optimize the space that now makes room for a good-sized bedroom in tandem with an equally good-sized home office or den. The office has two big built-in closets and a built-in office desk with shelves. The laundry area has a new Whirlpool Energy Star front-loading, stacked washer and dryer, and is finished with white ceramic tiles, a smart shelving unit, counter for folding and baskets for storage.

The list of extensive improvements also includes: European white oak engineered hardwood floors from Torlys with cork underlay throughout; tile floors in the bathrooms; 100% wool runner from ELTE on the stairs; smooth ceilings with new pot lights, track lighting and hanging fixtures, solid core interior doors with laminated white glass and high-end polished chrome egg-shaped doorknobs; new solid wood 5~1/2” baseboard and 3” door trim sprayed with low VOC high gloss paint from Benjamin Moore; and all walls have been either primed and painted with two coats of low VOC paint from the Benjamin Moore Aura collection or tastefully appointed with stylish wallpaper.

The unit also has two terraces with new outdoor flooring, two parking spaces (tandem) and locker. Amenities of the building include 24-hour concierge, visitor parking, rooftop deck, exercise room and party room. Situated near Yonge and Davenport, 15 McMurrich Street is an exclusive boutique building in a highly desirable location, with a high ratio of owner-occupancy. It’s just steps to the Rosedale and Yonge & Bloor TTC subway stations, not to mention all of the world-class shopping, cafes, restaurants and nightlife for which Yorkville is famous. And with a Walk Score of 98, this building has the best of what urban living in Toronto has to offer.

64 Arlington Avenue, Toronto – Property Film

A magnificent back-to-the-bricks renovation by LionFish Developments, this 4 bedroom and 4 bath Wychwood home embodies up-to-the-minute contemporary design and the finest of finishes. Designer touches abound, including lighting by Artemide, Flos, Verner Panton and Iacoli & McAllister, plus Robert Allen linen drapery, Missoni carpet runners, Patricia Urquiola tiles in the powder room and foyer, and hip wallpaper in the bedrooms.

The main floor features a fully open concept layout that is perfect both for entertaining and for family living. The Aya custom kitchen has a centre island with Lee Broom crystal bulb pendants overhead, counters topped with Caeserstone quartz and backsplash of Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo. The high-end appliances include a Wolf stove, Fisher & Paykel fridge, Bosch dishwasher and Panasonic microwave. Walk out through the Marvin sliding doors to a large wood deck, hardscaped walkway and driveway.

The living room boasts the Red Dot Award-winning Norwegian Jotul freestanding gas fireplace, viewable from three sides. The dining room’s Big Bang chandelier by Foscarini provides a burst of exuberant personality. There is even a main floor powder room with sliding door and backlit mirror.

The master bedroom comes complete with a full wall of custom built-in closets and drawers, second storey balcony and spa-inspired marble ensuite bathroom. Both of the other bedrooms on the second floor are a good size with closets and potlights, and the third floor teenager retreat has a three-piece ensuite bathroom.

The front and back yards are professionally landscaped, and the property has more than ample parking via laneway access to the private drive for one or more cars, plus a renovated garage. It’s just steps to Wychwood Barns, Hillcrest Park, TTC streetcar route #512 and bus route #126, plus the shops, restaurants, cafes and all that the rejuvenated St. Clair West neighbourhood has to offer.

The extensive list of upgrades also includes new doors and windows, including Ridley front door and Marvin sliding doors; new soffits, gutters and downspouts; Iko Cambridge asphalt shingles and cedar shakes; smoked white oak floors throughout; and heated bathroom floors. The new systems are comprised of a Navien Combi Boiler with hot water on demand, Purmo radiators, three ductless air conditioning units, all new plumbing done with permits and all new electrical wiring with an ESA certificate.

Toronto Property High Residential Leasing Commissions in Toronto restrict the growth of the industry.

The Clear Case Against High Leasing Charges of One Month’s

Toronto is famous not only for very expensive real estate but also for incredibly high leasing and property management fees. Compared to the West Coast for example, leasing fees are double and property management fees are at least 30% higher on average.

We decided to take a closer look at this phenomenon and examine the state of the Property Management industry in general. Considering that in the past 2 years nearly 50,000 condos were completed (and mainly sold) in the GTA, and at least 3 major property management companies brought its business to the city, the property management industry is bound to change quickly.

Before we examine Toronto rental property management firms, it is worth taking a look at Vancouver where the so called “Condo Culture” has taken deep roots- well in advance of the Toronto’s condo boom. The foreign investment has fuelled the construction of thousands of units in the past years and that resulted in a major supply to the rental market. This translated into plenty of new business for the property managers. This formula stands behind the many property management companies currently thriving in Vancouver.

So if there are comparable numbers of condos being built in Toronto, why is the industry so under-developed with a handful of management companies in place and very few agents competing for the business. The answer to that ought to be sought in the real estate industry which customarily engages in both sales and leasing of rental properties. With over 40,000 realtors on hand in the GTA, not every single one of them is a top producer and leasing with its high fees seems like the next best way to make a living. And even the Top Producers do not have too many reliable options where to send their clients.

Realtors who by definition are programmed to chase fat commissions from sales will not work for
“free” hence the high price tag on tenant placement service. The average tenancy in Canada is estimated to be 11 months and the percentage representation of one month’s rent is no more and no less than 9% of the total rental income. Lets look at that expense from the perspective of an investor:

With a mortgage of about 300K (on 100K down) the payment is about 1200 per month. Then there are condo fees, taxes, insurance and the “rainy day fund” for when the dishwasher kicks the bucket. We are nearing the $ 1,800 in monthly costs. Assuming that the property can rent for $ 1800 per month-unfurnished), one is able to break perfectly even. The leasing fee of one months rent ,however, is exactly $ 2023 with taxes or $ 169 per month which represents the monthly loss on the property. It is worth noting that no ongoing management is included in the leasing fee and out-of-town investors will likely spend another 10% on the administration of the lease, unless they take the big gamble and attempt to do it themselves.

Therefore it is no surprise that those who can’t afford to carry a loss on their investment will not use a realtor and instead rent the property themselves. Until now there was no clear third option in form of a specialized property management company who due to volume is able and willing to slash leasing costs by half when compared with those of realtors. While a couple of older property management companies are trying to cash in on the same pricing as realtors, the newer ones adjusted their prices already seeing a great opportunity in expanding their services to those who are turned off by realtors’ high fees. And the market is huge indeed.

In summary, expect fees for leasing and property management to be reduced in the future and it is fair to say that realtors will eventually go back to selling properties as smaller leasing fees will require a highly specialize operation for which realtors have neither the time or incentive.

Martin Schoenberg of Toronto Luxury Rentals

Toronto Property Property Management Companies and the industry in Toronto, Ontario.

There are only a few Property Management companies in Toronto- and considering the size of the Toronto market, it is quite surprising. It is possible that local property owners and investors are either used to doing everything themselves (busy folk) or the pricing offered by those companies is prohibitive in terms of ROI (Return On Investment). Some newer players try to change the way the business is done in Toronto and new companies are bound to pop up as the rental condo game only gets hotter here. While the review below may seem somewhat critical, landlords should not hesitate to research the company they plan to entrust with their million dollar property.

1. Performance Property Management

The company has been active fat least 2 years now. The website was used for another venture in the past: Performance Project Management in 2004 (Source web.archive.org). It seems the company’s website is in operation since 2013 which makes it one of the newer companies in Toronto. PPM appears to specialize in rental units under $ 2000 per month- both furnished and unfurnished. The strength of the company seems to be in the cost effective and simple offering. The main weakness is its web positioning and the website itself.

CEO: Matthew Rutherford
SALES/RENTALS: rentals only
LEASING FEES: 1month’s rent in the Basic Package, less in other packages
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: 6%-9%
TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATION: $ 250
CLICKS TO ACCESS RENTAL INVENTORY: 1
KICKBACKS FROM TRADES: 10% of the project
GOOGLE REVIEWS SCORE: 4.9/5
YELP REVIEWS SCORE: 1/5
ALEXA RANK: 4,856,789 (GOOGLE rank is 1)
TRAFFIC ESTIMATE: N/A

2. Toronto Luxury Rentals

The company’s website dates to 2010 and it has advertised rental properties since June 2010 (Source: web.archive.org). The company builds on the reputation of its twin-company in Vancouver which claims to be the biggest provider of luxury properties in Western Canada. Toronto office specializes in properties that rent over $ 2000 both furnished and unfurnished. The strength of the company is in strong management and dominant web presence with popular easy to navigate website. The weakness is a very narrow focus on mid to high-end properties. Don’t call them about renting your basement.

CEO: Martin Schoenberg
SALES/RENTALS: rentals only
LEASING FEES: 1/2 month’s rent or 5% whichever is greater
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: 6%-8%
TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATION: FREE
CLICKS TO ACCESS RENTAL INVENTORY: 0!
KICKBACKS FROM TRADES: NO
GOOGLE REVIEWS SCORE: 4.8/5
YELP REVIEWS SCORE: N/A
ALEXA RANK: 1,107,981 (GOOGLE rank is 1)
WEB TRAFFIC ESTIMATE: 11,200 visitors/month

3. Dash Property Management

Unlike the first two, it is difficult to find out what the company does or who they are. After some searching and studying the website, it becomes clear that it services FOR SALE and FOR RENT listings. What remains unclear is who is running the company as not a single name is offered through its website. Not sure if the company realizes they are in a “people” business. The core of its listings is comprised of lower range condos with only 9 listings advertised for rent. It may be ironic that while the website is impersonal and robotic in nature, all contact forms try to make sure the potential client is not a robot… Wile we try to think of positives, negatives have been already listed above.

CEO: Unknown
SALES/RENTALS: both
LEASING FEES: 1 month’s rent
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: 6% for condos
TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATION: “Available”
CLICKS TO ACCESS RENTAL INVENTORY: 1
KICKBACKS FROM TRADES: N/A
GOOGLE REVIEWS SCORE: N/A (there is a self review)
YELP REVIEWS SCORE: 3.5/5
ALEXA RANK: 2,337,383 (GOOGLE rank is 1)
WEB TRAFFIC ESTIMATE: N/A

4. Landlord Property Management

What surprises us right on the front page is that directly under the “For Tenants” menu there is a link to “Ready to Own”. While some tenants eventually become owners, it might be a bit blunt for a landlord’s agent to solicit tenants to buy (and move out of the rental unit). In some parts of this country it is called a conflict of interest but I guess this is the pitfall of real estate companies that engage in both rentals and sales. Upon clicking on “Listings” the first 3 items I see are properties for sale. Serious doubts set it that this is a serious leasing and management company.

CEO: Unknown
SALES/RENTALS: both
LEASING FEES: Undisclosed
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Undisclosed
TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATION: Undisclosed
CLICKS TO ACCESS RENTAL INVENTORY: 1
KICKBACKS FROM TRADES: Undisclosed
GOOGLE REVIEWS SCORE: 4.4/5
YELP REVIEWS SCORE: 1/5
ALEXA RANK: 1,250,446 (GOOGLE rank is 1)
WEB TRAFFIC ESTIMATE: 5,500 visitors/month

Final thoughts on the industry after analyzing these companies: The industry is till immature compared to an established benchmark such as Vancouver where the development of property management companies begun much earlier than in Toronto. The influx of players from more developed markets is the best chance of improving the industry in Ontario as established companies have not taken significant leadership in shaping the property management profession. Vancouver still enjoys a 5-7 year head start in this niche as severe competition created an advanced property management landscape there.

The author is a seasoned real estate professional, with Property Management, Real Estate and Broker licenses.

Sometimes, how much we love animals and wildlife, we may need to control and remove them to your property. The question is why? Is wildlife control really that important? Is it okay to let raccoons and squirrels live in your attic during the winter season? Many people would love to, but with the unimaginable amount of damage wildlife can do to any property and the health issues it can give to us and our family members, indeed wildlife removal service in Toronto and in any other area is no doubt needed.
Unlike pets and other domestic animals, wildlife are not pets. They are very dangerous, wild and unclean and not the same as the tame wildlife that you may see at a zoo. Once wildlife animals like raccoons, skunks, squirrels, opossums, birds and bats have discovered their way into your Toronto home, they are very hard to remove and get rid of. These animals will come back over and over again until you close up the entrance they used to get in. They will also find another way in and seek a way back into your property. If you think you can live-capture and evict the animal on your own, then think twice, because it may consume a lot of your energy and time and doing the removal yourself can be dangerous, especially if you do not have the skills, experience and the right equipment to make the removal a success. Remember that there are many things, professionals in this field, know from experience that an average homeowner wouldn’t. You will definitely soon realize it’s either too much to handle or not worth their time. If you find yourself in the situation wherein you can’t do anything to stop them and find yourself sharing your home with some unwanted animals, make sure to contact professional wildlife removal services in Toronto or in your local area.

Toronto wildlife removal services will help you get rid these animals. There are wildlife control service companies that specialize in the removal of these unwanted wild animals. Professionals working in these companies are highly skilled and experience to safely and effectively remove wild animals. They are not only trained and skilled to protect you and your property, but as well trained to keep the wildlife safe. These professionals can also help with repairs that are needed to keep the wild animals out of your property. Although there are a lot of companies out there to help you, still it is crucial that you hire a wildlife removal company that is both knowledgeable and humane in their removal techniques and methods. So make sure you hire only reliable and humane wildlife removal service in Markham and Toronto as possible. Compare each company and do not hesitate to ask questions. Ask questions like how do they plan to capture the animals and what methods they use, what will happen to the wildlife after they capture it, and how much the price. Also ask if the company is licensed and insured and better know how many years the company has been in the business. You may also ask for some references if you want.

A professional and responsible wildlife remover has relationships with the wildlife rehabilitation centers in the area, where they hand over animals that need special care.
For Markham and Toronto property owners, there you’ll find a professional wildlife removal service in Toronto and Markham that not only offers animal removal but as well specializes in pest control services. This type of company offers many different services to property owners eager to protect their homes and garages from pests and wild animal intrusions.

Four Seasons Wildlife Removal
http://www.fourseasonswildliferemoval.com/

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Toronto Property NeoClassical Solid Stone Estate in Toronto, Canada

NeoClassical Solid Stone Estate in Toronto, Canada

Presented by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

For more information go to: http://ow.ly/S0r33

Behind the gates you will find an exquisite NeoClassical Solid Stone Estate that features the perfect balance of grandeur and elegance. The approximate 20,000 sq ft Solid Stone Residence is masterfully built to a standard that is rarely seen and situated on a most private 2 acre property. An elegant estate that offers a lifestyle of luxury and privacy on the most exclusive street in the prestigious Bridle Path. Large, spacious airy rooms flow with a symmetry that promotes a feeling of luxury and relaxation for formal entertaining or fine living.

Property ID: 2WLWD2

More info: http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/videos?wm_video_id=jffa03508ce4q49

So You Want To Buy An Investment Property? – Toronto Real Estate

In this video, I’ll discuss some tips on what to look for in an investment property.

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Toronto Property Free GMAT Math Refresher Class (Toronto)

Free GMAT Math Refresher Class (Toronto)
Rusty on your Math skills? Eager to start studying for the GMAT in Toronto but need a refresher of the basic Arithmetic and Algebra topics tested on the exam? In this engaging workshop designed and taught by GMAT instructors with many years of teaching experience, you will learn the skills that are absolutely essential for the GMAT test: ✓ Arithmetic Concepts✓ Math Terminology✓ Order of Operations✓ Properties of Numbers✓ Fractions✓ Exponents & Roots✓ Equations, Inequalities & Absolute Value✓ Quadratic Equations As a bonus for attending the workshop, you'll receive a FREE GMAT Formula Sheet with essential math formulas and definitions you could use to prepare for the test. Don't miss this amazing event! Book your seat today as space is limited.
starting on 2017-04-19 18:00:00

Address:
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920 Yonge St
M4W 3C7 Toronto
CanadaMicrosoft Access Training Course Toronto (Introduction)
Microsoft Access: Introduction (1 Day Course) Microsoft® Access® Versions: 2007 | 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 365 Dates: April 11, 2017 | Check for more dates Location: Downtown Toronto (Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) During this instructor-led Microsoft Access training course, beginners will learn basic skills to work effectively with Microsoft Access databases. Students will learn to work with this powerful relational database program to create and edit Microsoft Access databases with tables, queries, forms and reports. Tables will be designed with various types of fields and properties including fields with drop-down menus and then used in tables and forms. Students will generate select, delete and update queries to extract data and will also create queries with calculated fields. Simple relationships between tables will also be created. Students will also create and format basic forms and reports. Throughout the course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Course details Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm) Course Fee: $295 CDN per person + HST or BYOD (bring your own device): $245 CDN person + HST Key topics Topics include: Working effectively in the Microsoft Access environment Designing tables for data management Designing forms for data entry Setting up a simple relationship Creating select queries to extract records Creating simple calculations in queries Designing reports VIEW FULL COURSE OUTLINE Who will benefit This course has been designed for beginners who are just getting started with Access. No prior experience with Microsoft Access is required. Can I bring my own device? Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful. What's included Included in this course: Comprehensive course manual Keyboard shortcuts quick reference Sample and exercise files Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms) Certificate of completion Follow-up email support Microsoft Office training series Other courses in this series include: Microsoft Access:  Intermediate / Advanced Microsoft Access:  Introduction to Macros and the Macro Designer Microsoft Access:  Introduction to VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) Microsoft Project: Introduction VIEW ALL COURSES About Avantix Learning courses Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom (ILC) courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 8 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio. Public courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building), Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request. Questions? Have a question? Email us at info@avantixlearning.ca. You can also find information about all of our courses on our web site at www.avantixlearning.ca. Refunds/Cancellations We understand that your plans may change. Check out our refund policy for information regarding refunds and transfers. Microsoft, the Microsoft logo, Microsoft Office and related Microsoft applications and logos are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in Canada, US and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of the registered owners.
starting on 2017-04-11 09:00:00

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The Film Industry in Ontario

The Film Industry in Ontario
In today's film industry, filmmakers are increasingly discovering that they must have entrepreneurial expertise as well as artistic skills. James Warrack, Academic Coordinator of the Certificate in Film Studies at The Chang School, Ryerson University will touch upon the following topics: distribution and exhibition; creators and owners of film properties; artists and related disciplines; interaction of facilities; and resources for filmmaking.

Presented in partnership with The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.

Event to be held at Beeton Hall, 1st Floor, Toronto Reference Library. All are welcome.
starting on 2017-04-06 18:00:00

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Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St.
M4W 2G8 Toronto
Canada