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Durham average selling price continues to increase year-over-year

DURHAM REGION, November 6, 2017 - Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Roger Bouma reported 845 residential transactions in October 2017, a 23 per cent decrease from October 2016. However, this was a slight increase over the previous month.
October also saw the number of new listings in Durham increase month-over-month to 1,698, up from 1,096 new listings in September, and higher than the 1,327 in October 2016.
“We’re continuing to see an increase of average selling price year-over-year," said Bouma. The average selling price in Durham reached $575,602 last month, a slight decrease from the $578,666 average selling price in September, but a 2 per cent increase over the average of $564,989 during the same period in 2016.
“Durham Region continuously offers the best real estate value in the GTA,” said Bouma. “Buyers can benefit from opportunities to buy in a more relaxed market, without multiple offers, while sellers enjoy an increase in their home's value over previous years.”
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Metrolinx 2017 Accessibility Public Meetings

Metrolinx is hosting another series of Accessibility Public Meetings.
At each meeting, we will provide an update on accessibility achievements, share information on key planned initiatives for next year, and most importantly seek feedback to ensure our services and projects reflect the needs of our customers . To that end, three public meetings and one teleconference option has been scheduled. Dates and times below. For more information please visit the website.
Hamilton: Monday November 13, 6-9 PM
Hamilton Public Library Central Branch, Hamilton Room
55 York Boulevard
Toronto: Thursday November 23, 6-8:30 PM
Toronto - Metro Hall, Rooms 308 & 309
55 John Street
Whitby: Monday November 27, 6-9 PM
Whitby - Abilities Centre, Theatre/Multi-Purpose Room
55   Gordon Street
Metrolinx Accessibility Teleconference
Tuesday, December 5, 5:30-7:00 PM (registration required)
Phone-in meeting; TTY will not be available
please submit questions and comments in advance of meeting
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, real-time captioning and attendant services will be provided. Alternative formats and other accommodations will be made available upon request. To help us prepare for each meeting, please register here ( )
OR via email (, OR by calling 1-888-438-6646 or 1-800-387-3652 (TTY teletypewriters only).  
As a current member of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce, you will have received a letter requesting an information update as we move over to our new database system.

It is important that you call us to update your information as changing it online will not migrate over to our new records.

Please keep in mind this change means the events page, member areas and the directory will look different as of December 15 and we appreciate your patience as we work through the update!
Grade 5 student, Austin, wins Mayor for a Day contest

OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa is pleased to announce that the winner of the Mayor for a Day contest is Austin. Austin is in Grade 5 and attends school in Oshawa.
To celebrate Local Government Week (October 15 – 21, 2017), students in grades 5, 6, and 7 who live or study in Oshawa were invited to participate in the Mayor for a Day contest.
“Congratulations to Austin, for being selected as this year’s Mayor for the Day,” said Mayor John Henry. “It is clear that Austin is quite passionate about Oshawa and recognizes all that it has to offer.”
Contest participants were asked to submit a letter to Oshawa’s Mayor explaining why they would like to be “Mayor for a Day”, and to describe their vision for the future of Oshawa. Austin’s winning essay is attached.
Today, Austin enjoyed his prize for winning with a full agenda as Mayor for the Day, with guided tours of City facilities, including the Oshawa Executive Airport, Animal Services and City Hall, with Mayor Henry. He went for lunch at his favourite Oshawa restaurant and wore the Chain of Office.
The Mayor for a Day contest is part of the City’s Local Government Week initiative, which invites residents young and old to engage and celebrate. Staff Snapshots featured on the City’s website and social media gave a behind the scenes look into the lives of the Oshawa public servants who support our community on a daily basis, and frequently asked questions regarding City services were made available on the City’s social media accounts in October.
New to the 2017 celebration, short videos of four staff were published on the City’s YouTube channel . Watch them and a video detailing the roles and responsibilities of different levels of government in the Local Government Week playlist .
For more information on Local Government Week and the Mayor for a Day contest, visit the Local Government Week webpage .
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Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast with the chamber at the Oshawa Centre on December 5!
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Business Of The Month   
Durhamway Bus Lines Inc.
Family owned and operated for more than 40 years, Durhamway Bus Lines has provided safe, reliable comfortable transportation for school children, seniors, groups and corporate travelers. They will make sure any children, group, sports team, company or any other clients arrive the safe way.

Pictured are Oshawa Chamber Ambassador Valerie Pinfold of TD Commercial Banking, Terri Fudge of Meridian Credit Union, Lisa McKnight of McCam Insurance Brokers, Ellen Thomas of Durhamway Bus Lines, Robert Murdoch of Freedom 55 Financial, Jack Ing of Durhamway Bus Lines, Karen Thomas of Durhamway Bus Lines, Debbie Trim of Durhamway Bus Lines, Debbie Trim of Durhamway Bus Lines, Erin MacCormack of Durhamway Bus Lines, Zina Galbraith of Durhamway Bus Lines, and Chamber Ambassador Vanessa Benedict of National Bank Financial - The Benedict Wealth Management Group.
Congratulations to Durhamway Bus Lines for being named Business of the Month for November 2017!

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