Toronto market sees first VOW operator

Real estate board's dispute with regulators drags on

Two months after announcing it would allow its 32,000 members to operate password-protected Virtual Office Websites (VOWs), the Toronto Real Estate Board is providing VOW feeds to more than 40 members.

Discount brokerage Realty Inc. says it was the first and only VOW operator in the Toronto market when it went live last month with a feed from TREB, Canada’s largest real estate board.