Bank of Canada: A History of Canadian Prime


The Bank’s Beginnings

In 1933, Criticism of Canada’s banking system fueled a movement in Prime Minister R.B. Bennett’s parliament stoking concern that Canada lacked a direct means for settling international accounts. The Royal Commission to study “for” or “against” setting up a central banking system was voted in.
The arguments “for” won and adoption of the suggestions from the report started shortly after. Suggestions from the report became the framework for the Bank of Canada Act, which received royal assent on 3 July 1934. The Bank of Canada officially opened its doors in March 1935, as a privately owned institution, with shares sold to the public.

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Urbanation 2021 Q2 Analysis of Rental Market

The GTA rental market recovery began in earnest during the second quarter, with a surge in leases, reduced vacancy, and an increase in rents as lockdown measures began to ease. Remarkably, downtown Toronto led the growth in rental activity in Q2 as the mass vaccination rollout and gradual reopening of the economy during the second quarter combined with attractive rent discounts to bring renters flooding back into the core.” – Urbanation


“At an average of $2,124, condo rents in the GTA were down 9.8% year-over-year in Q2 but increased 4.3% quarter-over-quarter. In the former City of Toronto, average condo rents of $2,147 grew 4.9% from the first quarter, remaining 12.5% lower than a year ago. On a per square foot basis, average GTA condo rents rebounded by 5.2% between Q1 and Q2 (to $3.06 psf), with studio rents jumping by 6.7% quarter-over-quarter to $3.75 psf ($1,532) but still 12.1% lower than a year ago ($4.27 psf; $1,778).“-Urbanation


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