Real Estate

Episode 12 – How Creative Centres are Shifting; Toronto and the GTA (Liberty Village and ‘cookie-cutter’ people); Living in a Computer Simulation (Ryan and Andreas Free-for-All #4)

In this episode, we talk about how creative centres are shifting outside of the GTA; how Liberty Village is essentially made for cookie-cutter people; and, are we living in a computer simulation?

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Episode 6 – Monika Rau: Development in Toronto; Looking to the Future of Toronto and Housing; City-Building and Getting into Urban Planning

We chat with Monika Rau about the future of Toronto, and development trends regarding commercial and mixed-use retail, as well as affordable housing – from lane-way homes to tiny homes.  Overall, we are bullish on the future of this City. Monika also shares her story on getting involved in the industry and development policy, from her involvement with ULI to OPPI to NXT City.

Oh – and we discover that we all agree that Bounty chocolate bars are, well….amazing.

Monika is an urban planner currently working on the mixed-use commercial team at Dream

Episode 5: Rob Pelaccia on Toronto Real Estate, New Mortgage Rules and Views from the Ambulance

In this episode, we welcome Rob Pelaccia to the show

Rob is a mortgage broker with Dominion Lending Centres and a paramedic. This conversation is about where Toronto real estate may be headed, new mortgage rules and how changing demands from millennials are influencing the market.  Rob also talks about his time travelling around in the back of an ambulance…

Expensive Realities – Episode 3: Toronto Music City’s Affordable Housing + Hub for Musicians

In this episode, Ryan and Andreas discuss Toronto Music City’s first affordable housing project – a 100-unit co-op + music hub in Regent Park, exclusively for Toronto musicians.  Andreas discusses the vision for the project, the business + social case for incorporating creative elements and place-making into new developments, and how innovation, disruptive technology and the need for physical spaces are impacting the music industry.

Expensive Realities – Episode 1: Real Estate Co-Ownership, Culture and Community

Have you ever thought about co-owning a home in the GTA? And what happened to Mitzi’s Sister, anyway? In this episode, we speak with co-ownership and mortgage experts Lesli Gaynor (Goco Solutions) and Lesley Tenaglia (Lesley’s Mortgages) about home co-ownership, community and how neighbourhoods and culture are evolving in Toronto.