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    GTA rents continue to decline

    GTA rents continue to decline, with condo rentals in downtown Toronto seeing the most significant drop in rates at 16 per cent.
  • Provinces offer few energy efficiency programs for low-income households

    Low-income households foiled on energy savings

    Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are the top spenders to alleviate energy cost pressures on low-income households among Canadian provinces.
  • accessible homes

    New standard for accessible homes announced

    The a new, national standard for affordable, adaptable and accessible homes will form the foundation of a new Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification module.
  • New legislation addresses Ontario's timelines for planning decisions during COVID-19 emergency

    State of emergency allows for planning decisions

    Ontario has taken legislative steps to ensure that municipal councils do not need to worry about decision timelines under the Planning Act during the COVID-19-related state of emergency.
  • insurance

    COVID-19 and your insurance policy

    Michael Fried, President of Aftermath Consulting Group, LLC., addresses uncertainties related to insurance coverage and best practices for protecting assets, employees and residents.
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    Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

    Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: mixing bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.

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    Ontario tables 2021 rent freeze legislation

    With Ontario's Bill 204 now tabled, paralegal Paul Cappa sheds light on what the unprecedented rent freeze means for the province's smaller landlords.
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    Air ventilation in multi-residential buildings

    Achieving a healthy indoor environment begins with proper air ventilation, especially as buildings become more airtight. Kevin Smith explains the various systems available today.
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     ‘15-minute city’ making a comeback

    As urban planners re-evaluate the way our cities were designed through the lens of today’s health and wellness needs, the concept of 'the 15-minute city' is making a comeback.

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    Ontario’s Bill 184 has raised the ire of tenant advocacy groups over concerns it will drive renters further into debt while making evictions easier for landlords.
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    Help for landlords facing revenue loss

    Apartment owners aren’t just fearing heightened exposure to COVID-19, but the potential onslaught of rent defaults by tenants unable to pay.
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    COVID-19 preparedness tips for landlords

    All businesses are impacted by the COVID-19 virus, but rental-housing providers play a critical role in the battle to mitigate the spread of this highly communicable disease.