The Millcroft Report for Burlington

Millcroft is a 650-acre award-winning, master-planned community. Taking its inspiration from the 18-hole, figure-eight course, some 1,200 single-family homes and private townhome enclaves are spread throughout the community, many backing onto fairways. Millcroft's wide, winding landscaped streets offer views of varied and interesting houses on 50' to 70' lots with plenty of room between the homes. A replica working mill makes a striking entrance feature for the community and antique-style street lights and signs add to its charm. The Urban Development Institute recently named Millcroft the best low-rise residential community in Canada. A complete range of single-family homes is offered, including bungalows, two- and three-bedroom models, and many designs with dens. Nine-foot ceilings are standard on main floors. Millcroft condominium townhomes offer sophisticated designs that are easily cared for. Floorplans include bungalows with lofts and two-storey plans to suit any lifestyle. Detached homes from $550,000 and up. "Continue reading:"

Household stats give jolt to great Canadian dream

The numbers also give Canadians a better picture of the famed “1 per cent,” whose wealth turned into a protest chant during the widespread “Occupy” demonstrations a couple of years ago. The richest 10 per cent of Canadians make more than $80,400 in individual income, the survey shows. But the wealthiest 1 per cent — about 272,600 people in total — make more than $191,100. These one percenters, according to the census, are mainly white, married men between the ages of 45 and 54, born in the shadow of the postwar boom years that spawned the great Canadian dream. "Continue reading:"