Prediction housing sales will slow in Golden Horseshoe
Experts say many prospective home buyers will likely wait on the sidelines now, to see how new measures introduced by the Ontario government affect the market.
The government's moves to cool the red-hot housing market in parts of Ontario include a 15 per cent tax on non-resident speculators in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which stretches from the Niagara Region to Peterborough.
C-I-B-C economist Benjamin Tal says the measures are likely to cool the market over the next six months as many buyers take a wait and see approach.
The province is also giving Toronto and other municipalities the power to impose a tax on vacant homes, something that Toronto Mayor John Tory has been asking for.
IceDogs training camp is set to begin next week. Public scrimmages begin Tuesday, August 29th, and conclude Thursday, August 31st, at the Meridian Centre. All camp attendees will be placed on four teams, Team Red, Team Black, Team White, and Team Grey.
GM Joey Burke has announced the IceDogs acquisition of D-man Elijah Roberts from the Kitchener Rangers. The IceDogs send three picks, a second and two thirds, in exchange for Roberts.
The IceDogs have hired Ted Dent as an Associate Coach. Dent comes to Niagara from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, where he served six years as head coach and 5 years as assistant.