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Can laneway homes take the pressure off Toronto’s real estate market?

As aspiring first-time homebuyers lose hope in this insanely competitive market, architects and planners are looking at laneways as a possible solution to the rental housing shortage. NOW surveys the history of the strategy, the challenges facing builders eyeing a new source of land – and one fabulous laneway house that shows what’s possible.

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Toronto’s changing Chinatown: who is it for?

It’s not as polished as Yorkville, as trendy as West Queen West or as flashy as Yonge and Dundas – but as families unite in Chinatown to celebrate Lunar New Year’s Eve and mark the arrival of the Year of the Rooster January 28, I’m reminded not only of the sounds and smells of home, but of who I am.

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