Georgina Council approves $15k expenditure for proposed West Park re-design

Tuesday Jul 19th, 2016


~ Content via Georgina Advocate It will cost $15,000 right out of the gate to see if an estimated $7-million fix of the baseball diamonds at West Park in Keswick is an option. That is because most of the park is in a flood plain and includes wetlands that are both under the jurisdiction of the Lake Simcoe Conservartion Authority. Since extensive excavation, fill and drainage would be part of an overall full rebuild of the diamonds, which includes lighting and above-ground... [read more]

BC Province to tax foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016


The B.C. government took steps Monday to reduce some of the pressure in Metro Vancouver's overheated real estate market, introducing legislation that would add a 15 per cent property transfer tax for foreign nationals buying real estate there. The new rules take effect Aug. 2 and only apply to home purchases in Metro Vancouver, excluding the treaty lands of the Tsawwassen First Nation. Provincial Finance Minister Mike de Jong unveiled the tax as part... [read more]

Notice of Road Construction between Baseline Road between Woodbine Avenue and McCowan Road in the Town of Georgina

Tuesday Jul 26th, 2016


Public Notice June 27, 2016 Baseline Road   Notice of Road Construction Baseline Road, between Woodbine Avenue and McCowan Road in the Town of Georgina Contract: 16-151 The Regional Municipality of York works continuously to maintain the condition of our regional roads for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. York Region is making improvements to Baseline Road between Woodbine Avenue and McCowan Road in the Town of Georgina and you are receiving this notice... [read more]

Slow down in real estate bidding wars in Georgina

Tuesday Aug 02nd, 2016


Click to View the full Georgina Real Estate Market Report  A collective sigh of relief can be heard among homebuyers everywhere – the bidding wars have slowed down in Georgina, but have not disappeared entirely. We measure bidding wars and multiple-offer situations by looking at the sale to list price ratio in each area. The average sale to list price ratio was 98% in Georgina this month, down from 104% at the peak of the spring market. Keswick South and Keswick North seem to be... [read more]

Hwy. 400/404 link gaining momentum, according to Bradford mayor

Thursday Aug 25th, 2016


  'Bradford Bypass' hot topic with province File photo The Hwy. 400/404 link has topped priority lists for municipalities such as Bradford, Innisfil and East Gwillimbury. Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic By Brea Bartholet  Talks surrounding the proposed Hwy. 400/404 link, formerly known as the Bradford Bypass, seem to be gaining more ground as months go by. Mayors within Simcoe County and York Region continue to meet on a... [read more]