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.

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

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.

On a bright green lawn, a grey and red house sits in the medium-distance. The central building is a curved dome, with a long straight house attached to it.

This $2.1-million retrofuturistic dome home is an inhabitable EPCOT

The owners spent 25 years renovating the space to accentuate the home’s spherical shape

This log cabin for sale in B.C. comes with an active gold mine

Finders-keepers bonus: any future discoveries mined on the land are the automatic property of the new owner