The Case For Refugee Reception Centres

Asylum seekers are arriving in Canada in record numbers, sleeping in shelters, churches and sometimes on the street. Reception centres are a more humane approach. 
12 Neighbours founder Marcel LeBrun at the 12 Neighbours warehouse. (Photography by Chris Donovan)

How one Canadian tech millionaire built a tiny-home community

Marcel LeBrun made millions as a software tycoon, then funnelled his fortune into 12 Neighbours, a planned community of 99 affordable tiny homes in Fredericton. For the city’s unhoused, it’s a chance to turn their luck around.
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This Ontario hospital network is prescribing housing to patients

"The units are modular, identical, 275-square-foot studios with galley kitchens, a living room, a bedroom and a bathroom"
The exterior of Point House, curving to the shore line

This 7,000-square-foot Pender Island home looks like a spaceship

Currently listed for $19.8 million, the 104-acre property comes with a winery, a pond and an old-growth forest
Neglected small appartment building in a residential street in Ottawa, Ontario, during an autumn afternoon with cars parked

Stopping immigration won’t fix Canada’s housing crisis

Housing policy researcher Carolyn Whitzman says Canada needs a national social-housing program—and much better data
A large cubist home with one large cube over the main house

This funky Fort Erie home is an architectural gem

Architect Paul Kariouk found a way to engineer a lake view, even though the house isn’t on the shoreline
A woman leans against the gate of a white fence. She stands in front of a pale yellow house.

The Move: From downtown Toronto to an artist’s escape in rural Newfoundland

Laura Dawe thought she’d never be able to afford a home. Then a little yellow house in picturesque Pouch Cove caught her eye.
A small island sits in a large body of water, beside a highway on the left, facing a stunning view of forest covered mountains on the right.

For the price of a studio in Vancouver, you could buy an entire island four hours away

The private half-acre island comes with a two-bedroom cabin, plus two bunkies and a 30-foot dock

The Battle for a Prince Edward Island Beach

A Toronto millionaire wanted to build a beachfront mega-cottage on a remote stretch of Prince Edward Island’s pristine north shore. Then the locals got wind of it.