Tag Archives: Toronto real estate

1. NetGain has been in the real estate business for years and didn’t know it.

A continuation of End of the beginning, 2018. Cycling around the city, I’m often passing old, forgotten capital projects in which NetGain played a significant role.  The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto Centre for the Arts, and the National Ballet School of Canada are all…
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Affordable housing is never a bad idea. Or is it?

You know what’s wrong with good ideas?  They demand that we shed our preconceptions and act on a new premise.  You cannot with sincerity say, “what a great idea!” without next thinking, “we really ought to try that”.  Because of that compulsion to act, the best ideas often remain undeclared, are politely ignored, or are…
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Spinning Straw Into Gold: What Happened to ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’?

Elsewhere I’ve gonged the media for uncritically reporting misleading polling results, spinning headlines from them like Rumplestiltskin spinning gold from straw. It’s a problem because it actually sways uninformed viewers, listeners, and readers in ways that encourage acceptance of future falsehoods. In this case, it might seem more comical than offensive. On first blush, you…
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