Weekly Toronto Mortgage, Finance And Other News – 8/5/2016

Over the last few years homeowners in Toronto and Vancouver have watched the values of their homes skyrocket. But some parents are now wondering if their children will ever be able to afford properties in the cities where they grew up.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/5things/how-parents-can-help-their-offspring-enter-the-housing-market-1.2880636


Searching for a house is stressful, she said. But there are steps buyers can consider taking that will help them watch out for pitfalls and smooth the process while they search for a place.
https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/hot-real-estate-market-leaving-toronto-buyers-with-173022892.html


Hydro One says a mild winter and storm-related costs weakened its financial results in the electric utility’s first full quarter as a publicly traded company.
http://www.cp24.com/news/hydro-one-revenue-falls-in-first-quarter-due-to-mild-weather-1.2890642


A parcel of land on Toronto’s waterfront owned by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario has been sold for $260 million.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/lcbo-land-sale-1.3569653


Alphabet Inc.’s Google has purchased Toronto-based Synergyse to help boost its complementary service offerings in Google Apps, a cloud-based set of applications used by organizations around the world.
http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/google-acquires-toronto-based-synergyse-to-offer-interactive-tutorials-for-google-apps?__lsa=ce47-b086


Toronto’s Carly Fleischmann becomes a YouTube sensation with her interview with Channing Tatum. The 21-year-old talk-show host is autistic and non-verbal.
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2016/05/07/non-verbal-toronto-woman-charms-channing-tatum-in-interview.html


Google doodle marks 100th birthday of Toronto urbanist Jane Jacobs.

http://www.cp24.com/news/google-doodle-marks-100th-birthday-of-toronto-urbanist-jane-jacobs-1.2887471


Los Angeles Dodgers YasielPuig decided to embark on some “Toronto” adventures. Forget “when in Rome,” Puig shows us how it’s done “when in Toronto.”
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/los-angeles-dodgers-yasiel-puig-in-toronto-1.3571012


Alex Anthopoulos has few regrets from his time with the Toronto Blue Jays, but he can’t deny thinking about his former team.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/former-jays-gm-anthopoulos-returns-to-toronto-with-dodgers-1.2892050

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