Construction

GTA rental market Aug 2019

Elevated immigration fuels GTA rental market

A strong GTA rental market fuelled by favourable demographics lifted transaction velocity 8 per cent over the four quar­ters ending at mid-year 2019, according to a new report from Marcus & Milichap.
PEI housing shortage

Small market, big gains

The severe housing shortage in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, may continue to make life difficult for residents for a little while yet, but relief is in the pipeline according to the latest report on housing starts from CMHC.
inclusionary zoning

Inclusionary zoning prompts debate in T.O.

Inclusionary zoning has become a heated subject once again in the wake of the Ford Government’s “More Homes, More Choice” action plan, otherwise known as Bill 108.
affordable housing

“More Homes, More Choice”

The Ontario government's newly revealed "More Homes, More Choice: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan" aims to boost affordable housing supplies through legislative change.
Toronto Condos

GTA rental completions reach 25-year high

With 1,849 new rental units coming to market since January 2019, GTA rental completions have reached a 25-year high according to the latest data from Urbanation.
Helio by Sifron Properties

Helio sets new standard for energy performance

Coming soon from Sifton Properties, Helio is slated to become the most energy-efficient high-rise apartment tower in Canada, designed and constructed to be 77 per cent more efficient than a similar building built under the current Ontario Building Code.
affordable rental housing

Affordable rental housing on national agenda

As 2019 begins, Canadians continue to face a well-chronicled slate of challenges when it comes to finding affordable rental housing. Here, housing experts share their insights...and even a few solutions.
affordable rental housing Vancouver

Demand for rental housing continues to rise

Demand for rental housing across Canada continues to rise according to CHMC’s 2018 Rental Market Report, published annually in November.
rent control

Assessing the impact of rent control

More than a year after the Fair Rental Act was introduced, rent control is back in the spotlight with new research suggesting it is doing more harm than good when it comes to rental construction and affordability.
GTA apartment sector housing supply

GTA apartment sector continues to flourish

The latest market report from Marcus & Millichap reveals the GTA apartment sector is experiencing another strong year, with continued growth projected.
39 Niagara

Tailor-made for tenants

Located in the trendy downtown west neighbourhood of Toronto, 39 Niagara is a high-end, mixed-use rental development set to open its doors in July, 2019. Here, Minto Apartments shares its persona-driven approach to everything from suite design to amenities.
senior amenities

Services and amenities for aging Canadians

Planning to build a retirement home? CMHC recommends developers consider the following key factors before investing in on-site services and amenities.
Queen's Park

Fixing Ontario’s rental housing crisis

On June 7th, Ontario Progressive Conservative party leader Doug Ford was elected the province’s new premier in a majority vote that has left some industries fearing the worst and others optimistic.
zero carbon

Moving toward a zero carbon economy

In a changing world where “zero carbon” is the ultimate goal in building design, can retrofits alone make Canada’s aging apartment stock sustainable?
tax break for new rental housing

Manitoba nixes tax break for new rental housing

Developers of purpose-built rental housing in Manitoba are losing a tax credit that has been available for the past five years.
Beautiful aerial view of Victoria, Vancouver Island.

Victoria’s vibrant rental market lures investors

According to a new report from Colliers International, Victoria's purpose-built rental market experienced strong, positive market conditions throughout 2017.
apartment market

Rental supply shortages fuel demand

According to CMHC's 2017 Rental Market Survey, the average vacancy rate for purpose-built rental apartment units across Canada decreased from 3.7 per cent in October 2016 to 3.0 per cent in October 2017.