It's estimated that equitable apportionment could push residential rates 2.2 per cent higher than the proposed 1.8 per cent increase for fiscal year 2020, while commercial rates would drop and industrial rates remain the same.
The action is included in a list of initiatives associated with Bill 66, the proposed Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, even though none of the bill's dozens of legislative amendments pertain to the Assessment Act.
So a facilities management supervisor wants to make the move to facilities manager. There are a few reality checks to consider first.
When carefully and transparently planned, P3s offer some significant advantages to owners and communities.
Amid persisting misconceptions about the role of FMs, experts shared tips on showing the value of facilities management in a PM Expo seminar last fall.
Performance management systems in facility management can take many forms, from simple operations and maintenance plans and spreadsheets to complex integrated technology systems. These systems
A guide to the who, what and why of rolling out the latest generation of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS).
In a bid to optimize its real estate portfolio, the City of Toronto has kicked off a pilot office modernization program with a target of 10 to 15-per-cent cost savings.
The search for tech solutions that will address all priorities competing for limited capital has led some to put the technology “cart before the horse”.
ASHRAE says new research suggesting its thermal comfort standard relies on a gender-biased model is an incorrect interpretation.
Heritage Canada's annual list of endangered places is both an inventory of landmarks at risk and a commentary on social trends and economic dilemmas that undermine efforts to productively preserve significant buildings.
VFA Canada's Susan Anson recently shared how CFB Esquimalt, Canada's west coast navy base, developed a mission-centred capital planning model.
An ergonomist helps narrow down the vast array of ergonomic products and services that are available to a list of five must-haves this year.
One-third of Canadian small business leaders said in a survey that they have no protocol in place for storing or disposing of confidential information. But there are simple steps they can take to mitigate their data breach risk.
The recent popularity of flexible spaces doesn’t mean traditional spaces should be abandoned altogether. Indeed, that there isn’t one perfect model for the workplace was
Most school administrators must grapple with the question of whether they’re paying too much for cleaning — usually when budget time comes around. And since
Whatever the strategy, value enhancement is the rationale for repositioning aging buildings.