Resources and Links

Please take some time to browse through the helpful resources and links we've provided below.

Building, Renovating & Maintaining

Energy Conservation - Searchable Incentives Guide
Ontario Ministry of Energy Website

Estimating & Budget Guide (.pdf format)
Typical Costs of Residential Construction and Home Remodelling, Courtesy of Baker Street Home Inspectors (April 2016)

Ballpark estimates for repairs and/or improvements to a typical three bedroom home in Southern Ontario (.pdf format)
Provided by Carson & Dunlop & Assoc.

Replacement & Repair Cost Guide (.pdf format)
Typical Costs of Residential Construction and Home Remodelling, Courtesy of National Home Inspection (2013)

"Carson & Dunlop Resource Center"
Articles provided by Carson & Dunlop Home Inspections about home ownership covering topics from the basement to the rafters, including furnace maintenance, wiring issues, pests and more!

FAQ: Underground Oil Tanks
Provided by the The Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)
For inquiries, please visit their website at or call toll-free line 1-877-682-TSSA (8772)

Vermiculite Insulation and Asbestos (.pdf format)
Canadian Real Estate Association brochure, published June 2007

City of Toronto: Planning & Development
City of Toronto

City of Toronto Development Applications Status Web Site
Building Permit Status Search

"Residential Character Preservation Guidelines For House Renovations, Additions & In-Fill Development In The Community Of Leaside" (.pdf format)
Developed by: City of Toronto Urban Development Services, City Planning Division
In Consultation with: The Leaside Character Preservation Advisory Committee

Belyea Bros. Heating & Cooling
"Experts in Heating & Cooling Older Toronto Homes"

Belyea Bros. Electrical Services
Electrical Repair & Electrical Installation

Home Hardware Pest Control
Home Protection Plans, Seasonal Pest Control, Wildlife & Birds, Bed Bugs, Mice & Rats, Cockroaches, Ants and Other Crawling Insects

Property Tax Assessment Resources

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC):

Toronto Real Estate Board Standard Forms

Standard Forms Explained In Plain Language
The commonly-used real estate forms available for download below offer clause-by-clause plain language explanations of the legal terminology used throughout them. Understanding what you are signing is essential to having a successful transaction.

Ontario Real Estate Association Brochures

All the following brochures are in .pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Click on Photo to view the Brochure

Brochure: Working with a REALTOR