Traditionally, one of the major attractions of a move to Canada for many people has been the cost of housing compared with their current location. In Q2 2016, Canada´s economy shrank by an annualized rate of 1.6%, the biggest decline since Q2 2009, amidst a decline in exports, especially for energy products, according to Statistics Canada Exports of goods and services fell by 16.7% in Q2 2016 from a year earlier.
Housing experts and board members at the San Juan Community HomeTrust said that beyond cost effectiveness, another appeal of the project was more subtle, but no less crucial: The trust’s financial donors have responded well to the idea that old houses of character are being rescued, along with local families.
With more than 200 works of Canadian contemporary and historical art, design and fine craft displayed and thoughtfully integrated into the architecture at Canada House, the value that Canadian art and cultural producers offer, and their contribution to Canadian identity, is made resoundingly clear.
The recent sale of embassies, such as Wetherell’s sale of the former Brazilian Embassy on Green Street for £40-million, has heightened awareness in the diplomatic community that the missions are sitting on a property goldmine,” said Peter Wetherell, managing director of Wetherell, as part of the report back in August.
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