Condo Profiles 2013

Here you’ll find an archive of Duncan McAllister’s weekly Condo Trends article. From green roofs to choosing a mortgage broker, designer tips and exclusive interviews with the GTA’s top real estate experts, Condo Trends will keep you entertained and informed. Every Thursday in the Metro Homes section.
(Reprints courtesy of Metro News)


Condo-minimum enviro impact
New green technologies
August 22, 2013

Not ready to buy?
Rental prices on the rise
August 8, 2013

Sheppard Ave. redux
High-density replaces bungalows
August 1, 2013

GO farther
Commuter lifestyle easier
July 25, 2013

Hotel condos
A sign city
has come of age

July 18, 2013

An engineering marvel
CityPlace SkyBridge
July 11, 2013

Pedal away your
electric bill

RAW ENERGY Event
July 4, 2013

The Cube
Space-saving condo layout
June 27, 2013

Condo roundup
Busy month for events
June 20, 2013

Toronto’s art deco buildings
Condos transformed from
bygone era

June 13, 2013

Office condos
The next new thing in
Toronto real estate

June 6, 2013

Condos at Ave and Dav
Boutique mid-rises
come to uppper Yorkville

May 30, 2013

2012 OAA Conference
Preserving heritage while
looking to the future

May 23, 2013

Virtual concierge
Right out of futuristic movie
May 16, 2013

The Condo Store founder
Metro talks with Mark Cohen
May 9, 2013

Loft spaces in demand
Setting new sales records
May 2, 2013

Habitat for humanity
Foray into high-rise market
April 25, 2013

The Tarion warranty
Covers new condo buyers
April 18, 2013

West Donlands Update
In preparation for
2015 Pan Am Games

April 11, 2013

Homebuyers’ websites
BuzzBuzz, TheRedPin, Zoocasa
April 4, 2013

2013 National Home Show
Spring time in Toronto
March 28, 2013

Latest condo amenities
New properties
best of class

March 21, 2013

Mad men invade Liberty Village
Area experiencing
explosive growth

March 14, 2013

Toronto’s Condo Chicks
Branding pioneers
March 7, 2013

DIY condo sales
Looking to skip agent fees?
February 14, 2013

2013 Condo events
Groundbreakings, awards and parties
January 31, 2013

A visit to Don Mills
Evolving central urban neighbourhood
December 20, 2012

Moving your condo?
Think about calling
the professionals

December 13, 2012

If you want quiet…
Then move to the country
December 6, 2012

Balcony is your biggest room
As suites get smaller,
balconies get bigger

November 29, 2012

Etobicoke’s emerging waterfront
Growing Humber Bay Shores area
November 15, 2012

Toronto’s mid-rise revolution
Alternative to high-rise living
November 8, 2012

Barbara Lawlor talks condos
Exclusive interview with
Toronto’s top realtor

November 1, 2012

Luxury ‘smart’ condo appliances
Robo-ovens, chameleon fridges
and mini dishwashers

October 25, 2012

Renovating your condo?
Get help from the pros
October 18, 2012

Five apps to buy and sell your condo
Metro looks at five apps
for your mobile device

October 11, 2012

The future of architecture
OAA Nuit Blanche exhibit
at Design Exchange

October 4, 2012

Daniels Spectrum official opening
New facility to be centrepiece of
Regent Park arts scene

September 27, 2012

Interview with Hunter Milborne
The dean of condos talks
about the market

September 20, 2012

Lights, condos, action!
Condos go to TIFF
September 13, 2012

6 cool condo accessories
We asked Metro readers what’s hot
September 6, 2012

Condo retail amenities
New condos should have good
services close by

August 30, 2012

The walkability factor
Metro looks at walkable
condo neighbourhoods

August 23, 2012

Family-friendly condos
Is it viable to raise
kids in condos?

August 16, 2012

Toronto’s lifestyle condos
Live the dream with condo
lifestyle options

August 9, 2012

Corktown condos
The allure and old-world
charm of Corktown

August 2, 2012

Must-have condo tech toys
High-tech accessories to enrich
your lifestyle and enjoyment

July 26, 2012

Brad Lamb talks condos
Metro exclusive interview with
Toronto’s condo pioneer

July 19, 2012

Condo special events
Pop-ups and parties are
creating condominium buzz

July 12, 2012

Choosing a mortgage broker
Brokers can save you money;
how to tell the good from bad?

June 28, 2012

The world according to Harry
Metro talks condos, architecture and
the future with developer Harry Stinson

June 21, 2012

NFB looks at HIGHRISE revolution
Emmy award-winning director Katerina
Cizek talks film, urban tower renewal

June 14, 2012

Candice tells all
Celebrity designer Candice Olson talks
condo design tips; her new TV show

June 7, 2012

West Don Lands Pan Am games
Canary district makeover in time
for Pan Am athletes’ village

May 31, 2012

Bubble or market correction?
Toronto’s red-hot condo market
cooling off? Metro investigates.

May 24, 2012

Condo public art events
Developers unveiling public art;
looking to connect with community

May 17, 2012

Right to your front door
Entrepreneurs catering to condo market
with home delivery services

May 10, 2012

Urbanation talks condos

Editor Ben Myers talks about the future
of Toronto’s condo market

May 3, 2012

Celebrity designers’ show
Experts share their top tips for
small spaces at the 2012 Home Show

April 19, 2012

X-treme condo workouts
Work out at home, radical new fitness
regimes and some stellar facilities

April 12, 2012

Vertical gardening

Two experts tell how to garden
vertically this spring

April 5, 2012

For what it’s worth

Condo market roundup; how far
will your money go?

March 29, 2012

John St. cultural genesis

Entertainment district Toronto’s
Manhatten?: Adam Vaughan

March 22, 2012

Condos gone to the dogs

New condos offer ammenities
for your pampered pooch

March 15, 2012

Condo office productivity
Duncan’s guide to must-haves
for your home office

March 8, 2012

Staging your condo for sale
Home staging, fake furniture
and keeping it clean

March 1, 2012

The life of a condo concierge
From personal shopping to limo service
to pet care, even private jets

February 23, 2012

The incredible shrinking condo
Tips for dealing with an
ever-shrinking floorplan

February 16, 2012

Teeple’s cubist condos

Architect Stephen Teeple makes mark
with Picasso condominiums

February 9, 2012

Trends and trailblazers
Toronto hosts Interior Design
Show 2012; record attendance

February 2, 2012

Condo crystal ball

Can condo boom keep going
into 2012? Metro investigates

January 19, 2012

(Article reprints appear courtesy of Metro News. Duncan McAllister produced copy and photos for the articles. Metro did the layouts and headlines.)