Industry News

BOMA Canada introduces three new industry awards for 2021

BOMA Canada introduces new industry awards

A troika of new industry awards for Canadian real estate professionals at various stages of their careers will be bestowed during BOMEX Virtual later this year.
self-isolation facilities

Self-isolation centres get funding injection

The initiative ties in with Ontario’s high-priority community strategy, which earmarks designated neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa for a targeted intensified response to COVID-19.
Toronto musicians

Zoning proposals attuned to Toronto musicians

Interim zoning adjustments could place Toronto musicians in a stronger position to return to their conventional workplaces once pandemic-related restrictions on public gatherings have been lifted.
long-term care

Ontario ramps up long-term care spaces

On the heels of a third wave advisory, Ontario is issuing thousands more long-term care spaces to be built across the province, many resulting in the construction of new homes.
water efficiency

ASHRAE & IAPMO unite on water efficiency document

The document will combine ASHRAE's and IAPMO’s respective standards to offer complimentary guidance and references.
mobile health unit

Mobile health unit takes shape at Sunnybrook

Sunnybrook Hospital is currently assembling a mobile health unit as Toronto remains one of Ontario's hardest hit regions during the pandemic.
Avison Young and Devencore to merge Montreal operations

Brokerages to merge Montreal operations

Avison Young and Devencore will come together under the Avison Young banner to deliver commercial real estate brokerage and advisory services.
Jane and Finch

Ontario bestows land for community hub in Jane and Finch area

Ontario is donating 2.174 acres of land to the City of Toronto to build a much-needed community hub and centre for the arts in the Jane and Finch community.
air pollution

Sensors to monitor air pollution on UBC campus

UBC's Rapid Air Improvement Network will be translating collected data into effective interventions, including control strategies for building ventilation.
water conservation

Shoring up water conservation practices

In preparation for World Water Day, here are five water conservation tips for facility managers and service providers.
commission

New U.K. High Commission aims to be greenest

The new British High Commission in Ottawa, designed by HOK, is a high-performance building that will seek LEED Gold certification.
Manitoba to redefine trespass violations

Manitoba to redefine trespass violations

Construction sites are not specifically identified for limited occupiers' liability provisos, but an associated proposed amendment defines unauthorized entry onto a construction site as a criminal act.
Ontario schools get funds for energy efficiency upgrades

Ontario schools get funds for energy upgrades

Funds are drawn from the carbon pricing proceeds the federal government collects and redistributes in provinces that have not enacted their own carbon pricing programs.
Office availability rate surpasses 12% in downtown Montreal

Tenants gaining clout in downtown Montreal

The office availability rate inched above 12 per cent in downtown Montreal during Q4 2020, closing out a year when tenants gave up more than 1.3 million square feet of space through sublets or non-renewals.
WLI Championship Team

ULI Toronto extends noms for WLI Championship Team

Industry members are asked to nominate a female-identified leader in the Greater Toronto and Greater Golden Horseshoe region. 
Expansions at two existing correctional facilities meant to ease overcrowding for Northwest Ontario inmates

Northwest Ontario inmates await needed space

Work will soon be underway to ease overcrowding at two Northwest Ontario correctional facilities in the interim before a planned new 325-inmate complex is built in the region.
mobile office

First mobile government office opens in Langford

The first fully mobile shared office for B.C. government employees has opened in Langford, offering alternative workplace options.