We heard from people who live in tiny spaces like micro-homes and vans on how they best
If you’re not busy living more simply and looking for something else to pass the time, we’ve
On a more serious note: tax assessments. No one likes them but the more you know, the better
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One of Shakespeare’s best known plays, filled with humour and mirth.
The Art of the Book (until Feb. 16)
A book event that only happens once every five years, this is a great opportunity to learn more about both
Chinook Series (until Feb. 17)
A 11-day performance series that brings everything from dance to theatre together for the community.
Swingin' City Sundays (until Feb. 24)
Free live music and dance lessons every Sunday at City Hall this month.
Habitat for Humanity workshops (until Feb. 28)
The non-profit housing organization is offering workshops to the public — not only are these a pre-requisite to volunteer with the group, it’s a great way to learn about home building and renovations.
Mommy Mentors for Professionals (until March 4)
A great network for other career-minded moms to seek advice and support each other.
Portraits Exhibition (until April)
From quirky to iconic, this art exhibition has a little bit of something for everyone to identify with.
Every January, Edmonton mails out property assessments for both municipal and provincial taxation
purposes. The assessment reflects the estimate market value — essentially how much it would sell
on an open market.
The tax rate is calculated by dividing the city’s budgetary needs by the number of properties
assessed. As an individual homeowner, you then pay a share of that tax based on the rate and
the assessed value of your property.
This means that the amount of tax you pay each year can fluctuate based on the assessed
value of your home or the city’s budget.
If you disagree with the assessment, it’s possible to dispute it.
Before reaching out to the city, check the factual information on record, review your
assessment, and compare your assessment to similar properties through a sale search.
Contact the city or Edmonton’s Assessment Review Board with any concerns.
Tiny homes, which are less than 400 square feet, are becoming increasingly popular
Despite their size, tiny homes are subject to the same land use bylaws as other
We turned to people living in the smallest of spaces for advice: those living in vans, RVs,
No matter what your living situation is, these ideas will inspire better living in minimal spaces.
1. Dual purpose storage
"If and when you need to bring organizational pieces into your tiny home, consider stylish
Items that pull double duty, like storage chests that act as seats, are both functional and stylish.
2. Wall mounted shelves
"Open shelving allows you to see what you have, while maintaining openness," say Alexis
These shelves can be everything from pots and pans, spices, and bicycles. Open shelves help
3. Space saving tables and beds
Furniture that folds up and tucks away, like a bed that hides away or turns into a couch, means
4. Use lighter colours
"Use white or light color paint on your walls. Painted wall panels can also lead your eye to
A lighter colour palette brightens up a space and makes it look larger. Avoid dark coloured woods.
5. Think vertically
"Store items high and low, and out of the eye-line to make spaces seem bigger," says blogger
Other tricks to make space look bigger include hanging mirrors up and keeping windows clear and open.