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Oshawa Centre Mall - Construction Update

Monday Jul 11th, 2016

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BECAUSE YOU ASKED: When will the construction at the Oshawa Centre be finished? A $230-million expansion and renovation project is currently underway to revamp the Oshawa Centre. The first phase began in spring 2013 and major construction kicked off the following year. It includes 260,000 square feet of new retail space, up to 60 new stores, two full-service restaurants, an expanded 1,000-seat food court, and esthetic upgrades to the existing centre’s common area, washrooms and... [read more]

General Motors of Canada to announce 1,000 new jobs: sources

Monday Jul 11th, 2016

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General Motors of Canada Ltd. is expected to announce 1,000 new jobs at its engineering centre in Oshawa on Friday, sources said Tuesday. Details remain sketchy. The company would say only that it will be making an important announcement at the engineering centre, which has received a mandate to help develop technology related to driverless and connected cars. A little more than a year ago, GM said it was adding 100 more engineers at the facility. The announcement is unrelated to the... [read more]

UPDATE: Hwy. 407 from Pickering to Oshawa opens June 20: toll free until end of 2016

Monday Jul 11th, 2016

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The first section of the new Hwy. 407 in Durham will open next week and drivers can travel on it for free until the end of the year, the Province has announced. “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that the first phase of Hwy. 407 is now complete and will open officially to traffic on Monday morning,” said Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca in Whitby on Friday, June 17.   “Commuters will be able to drive along Hwy. 407 from Brock Road in Pickering... [read more]

Ontario Expanding GO Rail Service in Durham Region

Monday Jul 11th, 2016

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EXTENSION FROM OSHAWA TO BOWMANVILLE WILL CREATE JOBS AND DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH Ontario is extending GO Transit's Lakeshore East rail corridor to offer new GO train service from Oshawa to Bowmanville. Extending the GO train network by nearly 20 kilometres and building four new stations will give people in Durham more transit options and help drive economic growth and job creation. Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Bowmanville today to make the announcement. Through Metrolinx, the... [read more]

Pair of takers interested in building marina at the Oshawa Harbour

Monday Jul 11th, 2016

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Boaters rejoice, a pair of marine operators have responded to the city and are interested in making a marina at the Oshawa Harbour a reality. In response to a request for expressions of interest (RFEOI) issued earlier this year, city staff received two responses from parties who would be interested in developing and operating a future marina. The plan, which includes a full-service marina and public boat launch, is part of Oshawa’s commitments to the federal government to develop... [read more]

The Best Places to Invest Over the Past Year in Canada

Thursday Jun 16th, 2016

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Investors who purchased a year ago in these markets have enjoyed impressive appreciation gains. In this second part of a two-part series, we look at markets east of Saskatchewan that have offered the best bang for investors’ buck. Saskatchewan Saskatchewan has been hard-hit over the past 12 months, due, in no small part, to a struggling oil and gas industry. Overall, its market saw a 1.9% price depreciation year-over-year in April, with Thompson taking the largest hit... [read more]

Buy First, then Sell? Or Vice Versa

Thursday Jun 16th, 2016

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You are now in the grips of looking for a new home for any number of reasons. You have been transferred, you are expecting your first child or you are blending new families together. So you will find yourself facing the eternal question of what to do first: Buy the new home, or sell the old one? This is a very tricky juggling of two mutually exclusive and independent events. It would be great if you could simultaneously buy and sell together. Sometimes this is possible, but you need to... [read more]

2015 Major Employers in Durham

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016

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Who WIll be the top employers of 2016.  It will be interesting to see the changes.  Will other companies bump off some of the current top 10?   1. Ontario Power Generation 6,000 Employees      2. Durham District School Board of Education 5,874 Employees 3. The Regional Municipality of Durham 5,635 Employees 4. Lakeridge Health 4,037 Employees 5.  General Motors of Canada... [read more]

New Hwy. 407 East Extension is a Road Paved with Opportunity for Durham

Wednesday Jun 15th, 2016

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In a few short weeks, or perhaps even days, a uniquely Durham transportation corridor -- the Hwy. 407 east extension -- will be coming online. Along with the requisite cars, trucks and commercial vehicles, the new expressway will also carry the hopes of a much-needed economic boost for Durham. Phase 1 of the new Hwy. 407 east extension is set to open from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa -- encompassing 22 kilometres of road -- as well as Hwy. 412, a 10-kilometre north-south... [read more]

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