• unit sub-metering providers

    Unit sub-metering providers dodge OEB oversight

    In practice, the Ontario Energy Board has never exercised its authority to set electricity rates for sub-metered residential units because it has been finalizing a methodology for carrying out the new responsibility, which came into force in the spring of 2018.
  • rental housing

    Ontario aims to make rental development easier

    At a recent event, Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated that the government is committed to making it more appealing for developers to build rental housing.
  • MAESTRIA

    $700-mil mixed-use development set for Montreal

    Devimco Immobilier and partners have joined to develop MAESTRIA, the largest mixed-use real estate project in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles.
  • insurance

    No renter should be without tenant insurance

    In the wake of another high-rise disaster, Insurance broker Andy Schwartze discusses the importance of these often overlooked policies.
  • Traffic

    Blocking out external noise

    From lower tenant turnover to improved energy efficiency, Randy Brown of Soundproof Windows discusses the benefits of soundproofing sliding glass doors
  • staff engagement

    How to engage an underperforming staff

    Boost productivity and employee satisfaction with these staff engagement tips from M&R Holdings' Randy Daiter

Hot Topics

  • 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.
  • medical cannabis

    Medical cannabis a prescription for uncertainty

    Rental housing industry advocates have been urging the Canadian government to review and modify rules governing the cultivation of plants for personal medical use.
  • market drivers

    Developers weigh in on market drivers

    Collectively, the 400+ C-suite and senior executives see more opportunity than threat in technological advancements, social change and a less economically stratified society.

Must Reads

  • rental market

    Ford announces rent control pull-back

    As part of its newly announced “Housing Supply Action Plan,” the Ontario Government is proposing a strategy to increase the province’s rental housing supply through new measures affecting rent control.
  • apartment

    HVAC switch over snared by hot spell

    Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.
  • live-in superintendents

    Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed

    For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.