His parents bought their first home for $45,000 in their 20s. He bought his for $690,000 in his 30s. Why first-time buyers are getting older at an alarming rate

His parents bought their first home for $45,000 in their 20s. He bought his for $690,000 in his 30s. Why first-time buyers are getting older at an alarming rate

When Kyle Paranuik’s parents were in their mid-20s, they bought their first house in small-town Ontario for $ 45,000. Thirty-five years later, Paranuik bought his own first home in downtown Toronto — but it was a lot smaller (540 square feet), it cost a lot more ($ 691,500) and at age 31, he was quite […]

Pharrell Williams’ first condo design coming to Toronto

Pharrell Williams’ first condo design coming to Toronto

Pharrell Williams has changed his tune. The music man who made the world “clap along” with his mega-hit “Happy” six years ago is bringing to one of Toronto’s most dynamic neighbourhoods a condominium development styled with a “calming energy.” The zen component will be water — a key feature in the Yonge St. and Eglinton […]

'We have hope': Ottawa pledges to support First Nations suicide prevention strategies

'We have hope': Ottawa pledges to support First Nations suicide prevention strategies

In the wake of a 10-year-old girl’s suicide on his reserve, the Chief of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation flew more than 3,000 kilometres to Ottawa to sit face-to-face with the federal minister of Indigenous services. In that meeting Wednesday morning, Chief Ronald Mitsuing received confirmation from Minister Mark Miller that the federal government would financially support a […]

The Who announce first Cincinnati show since deadly 1979 concert stampede

The Who announce first Cincinnati show since deadly 1979 concert stampede

Decades after a stampede left 11 people dead and 23 injured at a Who concert in Cincinnati, the veteran British rockers will play in the city for the first time since the accident. The band, co-founded in 1964 and still led by singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend, made the announcement on the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. “Since […]

‘WORLD’S FIRST’: Injectable male contraceptive effective for 13 years close to final approval

‘WORLD’S FIRST’: Injectable male contraceptive effective for 13 years close to final approval

Is this the next evolution of birth control? Researchers at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have successfully concluded a male contraceptive clinical trial that offers an alternative to a vasectomy; the world’s first injectable male contraceptive, the Hindustan Times reported. If you’re daring enough to put a needle into your nether regions, you […]

Eleanor Collins, Canada's first lady of jazz, turns 100

Eleanor Collins, Canada's first lady of jazz, turns 100

At 100 years age, Canadian jazz icon Eleanor Collins has one mantra — just take it one day at a time.  “That’s the thing that my mother said to me a long time ago,” Collins recalled from her home in Surrey, B.C., where she lives independently. “She said, ‘my dear, you just take one day at a […]

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