Weekly Blend: September 4, 2015

The Weekly Blend is your ‘weekly’ source covering real estate news that you just may have missed. Our hard at work Weekly Blend crew scours the web, newsgroups and forums looking for obscure, bizarre, interesting and informative real estate (or real estate related) stories. If you have one you’d like to share please feel free to share it in our comments section or tweet about it using the hashtag #WeeklyBlend. So brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy these stories…maybe even share them with friends or colleagues. Happy reading!

Your resident blender is away this week, so I have the pleasure of being able to share this week’s picks.  I hope you enjoy.

It’s said Disneyland is the “happiest place on earth,” but did you know these other lesser-known facts about the park?

We’ve featured a number of tiny house projects here in the Blend. This week, we introduce a Vancouverite who has turned her structure into a mobile community centre and classroom.

Take the great global house price quiz! I’m not going to lie … I didn’t do all that well. What was your score?

A recent list compiled by Hotels.com has named Toronto the most popular Canadian destination for U.S. tourists. Can you guess the other Canadian cities (there are two) to make the list?

If you’d like to take in the fall colours with our neighbours to the south, check out these 7 perfect fall foliage drives. Of course, if you’d prefer planning your own trip, this fall foliage map may be a handy guide.

Think drive-in theatres will soon be extinct? One Ontario-based operator says think again.

Speaking of extinct … the new Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum will open in Wembley, Alberta on September 26, 2015 (featuring special guests Jim Cuddy, Colin James, and Dan Aykroyd).

A Viking ship in Minneapolis? No, it’s just the U.S. Bank Stadium.

It wouldn’t be back-to-school season without a look at the most eye-catching campus buildings in Canada! And, speaking of back-to-school, here are 5 school year traditions you may also want to adopt as a professional.

Two Vancouver condo buildings have been nominated for “best future residential project” at the 2015 World Architecture Festival. See the complete list of “the world’s most amazing future condo developments.”

From the best to the worst: London’s “Walkie Talkie” skyscraper has been crowned the UK’s worst building.

Ever had the urge to smash a plate or chair in the middle of your day? Introducing Toronto’s (first) Rage Room.

If you’ve travelled to England, somewhere in your journey you’ve likely stopped for a pint at a local pub. In an effort to preserve their architecture and heritage, these 19 English pubs have now been listed for historic preservation.

The next time you’re on the way to the office and get caught in traffic, feel free to daydream about Coboat: an 82-foot catamaran offering a collaborative on-board working environment while sailing the world.

Talk about perspective! These satellite photos will make you feel freakishly small.

On September 27, 2015, Paris will follow in the footsteps of Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal by hosting its own car-free day: “Paris Sans Voiture.”

Quick, name 10 iconic designs in New York. Go! How many did you name that match up with this list?

Kylee Sauve, Director, Communications, leads a dynamic team of communicators, translators and designers in the execution of CREA's strategic priorities. Since starting her career with an internationally recognized non-profit organization, Kylee has gained more than a decade of communications experience. When not in the office, she can be found working on her house or yard with her husband and dogs.


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