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Groupe Quint to add 900,000 sq. ft. of Montreal industrial

Posted on 31 May 2021

Groupe Quint has recently purchased and is about to close on more than 900,000 square feet of industrial real estate in several buildings in the Montreal area. The rapidly expanding Montreal-based real estate company has also established a foothold in the Detroit area and plans to expand its presence there and elsewhere in the U.S. The largest acquisition in the Montreal area is the nearly-250,0 ...

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Bullish Brivia launches downtown Montreal apt., condo projects

Posted on 31 May 2021

Brivia Group remains bullish on the multiresidential sector in downtown Montreal and is proving so by kicking off two new rental and condo developments in the city’s core. “We have so much confidence in downtown that we’re actually launching two projects,” said Irene Peng, vice-president, corporate affairs at Brivia Group, speaking at the Montreal Real Estate Forum during a panel on the s ...

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New Montreal corporate group partner for Stikeman Elliott

Posted on 31 May 2021

According to the firm’s press release, Metivier brings over 15 years of extensive experience working with clients on high-profile corporate transactions. “We are thrilled to welcome Amelie to the team,” Montreal managing partner, Warren Katz, said in the press release. “She is highly regarded for her outstanding track record of bringing exceptional expertise and value to clients on s ...

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SPACIAL Montreal sees a dark and dingy martial arts gym transformed into a coworking space rich in natural light and design details...

Posted on 31 May 2021

A former Jiu Jitsu gym and beauty salon is now home to coworking space, SPACIAL, a beautifully designed, fully equipped venue with private offices, dedicated desks and hot design opportunities, accommodating the most creative, exciting and forward-thinking businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs of Verdun, a borough of Montreal that’s undergone significant gentrification and social change. Lo ...

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Outdoor exhibition spotlights contributions of Montreal Chinese community

Posted on 31 May 2021

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante hailed the importance of Montreal’s Chinese community Wednesday as she opened an outdoor exhibition in Chinatown’s Place Sun Yat-Sen. The outdoor display, made up of 10 modules scattered along de la Gauchetière St. from Jeanne-Mance to St-Dominque Sts., is titled Dialogue with the Montreal Chinese Community. Through the stories of 13 people linked to Chinatown ...

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Are you financially prepared for an emergency?

Posted on 09 May 2021

(NC) The pandemic has made many of us realize that we may not be sufficiently prepared to deal with unexpected life events like a health scare or job loss. Key to being able to effectively navigate whatever comes your way in the future is having a sense of your overall financial well-being. However, the report indicated that just 22 per cent of Canadians currently know this. Further, only a quar ...

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What Canadians need to save for retirement

Posted on 09 May 2021

(NC) Everyone wants to live well in retirement. But how much money does it take? A recent survey found that Canadians think they need an average of $4,000 in after-tax monthly income and around $800,000 in total savings to feel good about their financial future. The real numbers depend on your lifestyle, goals, pension and more, but getting there takes a lot of planning – something that many o ...

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RRSP vs. TFSA: What's the difference?

Posted on 09 May 2021

(NC) The pandemic has been challenging for everyone, and many of us are worried about the effect of COVID-19 on our savings and retirement plans. According to a recent TD survey, one in three (35%) Canadians say the pandemic has impacted their savings and retirement plans and one quarter (25%) of those affected have needed to cut back on contributions or stop them altogether. In some cases, the p ...

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1 in 3 Canadians are targets of financial fraud during the pandemic

Posted on 09 May 2021

(NC) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, fraudsters are taking advantage of people by preying on fears and using misinformation. In fact, one in three Canadians indicated they have been targeted by attempts to obtain their financial information through phishing or hacking, according to data from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. Some common scams can include phone calls, emails and texts t ...

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When should you start your child’s RESP savings account?

Posted on 09 May 2021

(NC) As a parent, if you’re simply focused on getting through this strange and challenging school year, you’re not alone. But while virtual and modified in-person classes may take up a lot of headspace, neglecting long-term plans is a costly mistake. This includes post-secondary planning. When it comes to making sure your child has a solid education that doesn’t put them into a ton of debt, ...