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  • Ontario benchmarking

    Smaller buildings spared Ontario benchmarking

    Owners of smaller commercial and multi-residential buildings in Ontario will still be welcome to voluntarily share energy and water consumption data, but a looming deadline for mandatory disclosure has been withdrawn.
  • toilet leaks

    Don’t flush money down the toilet

    It is estimated that 20 to 25 per cent of all toilets in North America are experiencing leaks at any given time, making toilet leaks the number one cause of water loss in multi-unit residential buildings.
  • Sociable Living

    Co-living: the key to unlocking higher cap rates

    In a saturated rental market, investors need to consider new options to unlock higher cap rates. One viable option that is gaining traction across Canada's larger cities is co-living.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Toronto CityPlace

    GTA cap rate hits new benchmark low

    The average cap rate in the GTA for the third quarter of 2015 (Q3’15) hit its lowest level in the last 30 years. Cap rate in Q3’15 stood at 3.75 per cent, down from 4.2 per cent in Q2’15 and down almost 50 per cent from the 6.3 per cent posted in Q3’10.