Industry News

CRU relief plan available in NADG's community malls

Community mall operator unveils CRU relief plan

Small tenants in 12 of North American Development Group’s community shopping centres may be eligible to defer rent obligations for up to two months.
sliding RevPAR

Hotels brace for steeply sliding RevPAR in Q2

Already, it’s projected that the COVID-19 hit on hotels will be more severe than the combined losses following the 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and 2008 economic crisis.
key building services deemed essential in Ontario and Quebec

ON/QC: access to key building services assured

Building owners, managers and occupants can be assured that life-safety systems, telecommunications, elevators and HVAC can be maintained and repaired as necessary, and that janitorial and security staff are permitted on-site.
Ontario adopts flat electricity rate for 45 days

Ontario adopts flat electricity rate

With the government's request for people to stay home as much as possible, many residential customers had been racking up inescapable higher costs of consuming electricity during the daytime hours.

SmartCentres offers free space for COVID-19 efforts

SmartCentres will be offering rent-free use of its space to help support governments and health care authorities during the COVID-19 emergency.
construction industry

Construction industry urges best practices for safety

With construction recently deemed an essential service by the Ontario government, industry members are promoting best practices to optimize safety.
HVACR technicians adhere to Health Canada protocol

HVACR technicians adhere to health protocol

A newly released message to consumers underscores the critical role the industry plays in the viability of indoor environments and in safeguarding food, medical supplies, data and other strategic services.
North American retailers deal with temporary closure of stores

Temporary closure phase-down tips available

A North American facilities management association for retailers with multiple locations is marshalling resources to assist with a spate of store shutdowns.
retail tenants

Quebec retail tenants granted support

Ivanhoé Cambridge will be granting rent deferral to retail tenants in its Quebec shopping centres in order to relieve their financial burden.
COVID-19 fallout

Real estate suffers uneven COVID-19 fallout

Market analysts foresee a varying degree of short-term and long-term impacts among real estate asset types, as well as supply chain interruptions that could slow activity at construction sites and in the booming distribution/warehouse sector.
state of emergency does not equate to provincial shutdown

Ford stresses it’s not a provincial shutdown

Public transit, key retailers, including grocery stores and pharmacies, commercial office towers, industrial facilities and construction jobsites will remain open and functioning.
Quebec budget boosts funding for solid waste reduction

Quebec boosts budget for solid waste reduction

Five newly announced initiatives are promised $92.7 million, aimed at improving recycling, reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
zero carbon zcb

CaGBC launches ZCB Standard Version 2

ZCB Standard Version 2 is designed to accelerate adoption of zero carbon building practices, helping Canada to meet its climate targets.

Don Gilpin named IFMA president

Don Gilpin has been named president and chief operating officer of IFMA.
wood works design

Ontario recognizes wood design excellence

Six winning projects have received Ontario Wood Design Awards, showcasing excellence in wood architecture throughout the province.
retail facilities managers

Retail facilities managers address COVID-19

A growing number of industry organizations are providing their membership with online guidance related to COVID-19.
ASHRAE open COVID-19 technical guidance portal

ASHRAE opens COVID-19 technical guidance portal

Health care intake areas and waiting rooms, shelters and other facilities where crowds may assemble are identified as vulnerable occupancies where a heighten level of controls is recommended.