HomeAuthorJamie Quadros

Freelance writer and communications professional at the University of Toronto. He’s an avid cinephile, voracious reader, and a terror at karaoke bars.
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The future is now-ish, if you’re brave enough for it. With Alexa, Google, and Siri becoming household names, we’re right on the cusp of living in futuristic spaces that are equal parts habitation and technological wonder. However, it remains to be seen whether all this emergent technology will elevate us to a shining utopia, or leave us trapped in a Black Mirror episode. Here are a few incredible technological developments popping up on the horizon,...

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Canada is in the midst of having multiple industries demonstrate remarkable growth and potential for investment. In particular, tech firms/startups, cannabis companies, and e-commerce retailers all present interesting implications for real estate leasing, sales, and development. We’ve taken a look at the market implications of those sectors and the directions they’re heading in, and narrowed down a few opportunities worth investigating. Tech firms and startups A steady influx of Silicon Valley heavy-hitters and startups setting...

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So you want to buy a home in Canada, but you’re not interested in paying an arm and a leg to live in Vancouver? We got you covered! Here’s our guide to the most affordable provinces and cities for real estate in Canada. The average cost of a house in Canada was $505,463 as of June 2019. That’s an increase of 1.7% from June 2018. The most expensive provinces to live in: British Columbia remains...

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Proptech is short for “Property Technology”, which broadly refers to the overlap between real estate and technology. It’s an umbrella term for all the innovations in hardware and software that impact how property is managed, occupied, bought and sold. So, which recent developments in the world of technology have the biggest implications for real estate? Here are a few that we think will be particularly interesting in the years to come. Virtual reality (VR) Once...

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If you were in a relationship with online privacy, your Facebook status would be “It’s complicated”. Corny, maybe, but an accurate assessment nonetheless. Online privacy is a complex issue at best and an absolute mess at worst. So what’s the bottom line— does online privacy exist? Well… no, not really. Privacy in the digital sphere is drastically different from the privacy you enjoy and expect in the real world, and you may not be aware...