Development

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.
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Historic rental building undergoes transformative renovation

Haeccity Studio Architecture, a Vancouver-based practice, recently completed a major revitalization of a three-storey, wood-framed building comprised of 19 rental units.
Calgary

Data signals strengthening Alberta market

Recent data released from the Altus Group indicates that the Alberta market is showing signs of economic recovery, with Calgary and Edmonton both posting favourable results.
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Must-have amenities for the modern renter

Building amenities have come a long way, and just like price and location, they can have a significant impact on the type of tenant a rental property will attract.
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Cannabis in the multi-residential living space

On July 1st, the new Cannabis Act will officially take effect, and no group of people is more concerned about the set of challenges it will likely bring than those managing (and living in) multi-residential communities.
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Rebuilding the rental housing industry

Apartment professionals ponder the uncertainties of the rental housing industry, including the critical steps needed to cultivate new supply.
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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?
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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.
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B.C. residential development land takes tax hit

The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes.
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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.
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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.
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Sidewalk Toronto reimagines the waterfront

Blending cutting-edge technology with human-centred urban design, Sidewalk Toronto sets out to build Quayside, a new mixed-use community where walkability reigns
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Q3 2017 apartment market highlights

Overall, the Canadian real estate industry continues to be performing well with the apartment sector holding strong, according to the 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, published by PwC Canada and the Urban Land Institute
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Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
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Behind the scenes at Two St. Thomas

Rising in Toronto’s opulent Yorkville neighbourhood is Two St. Thomas, a joint venture between Bentall Kennedy and KingSett Capital. The $130-million 26-storey tower made of glass, stone, wood and copper is the picture of modern sophistication, as imagined by Hariri Pontarini Architects.
Vancouver market

Multifamily market thrives in Vancouver

A new report from Avison Young looks at commercial real estate investment activity in five countries and 54 markets, including how the multifamily market has fared to date in 2017.
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Thermal metering regulations coming to Canada

While oversight of electricity and gas metering has been in place for quite some time, thermal metering has remained unchecked in Canada. But not for long.