Municipal

Water

Change to Toronto sewers bylaw on tap for Jan. 1

One of two sewers bylaw changes that are expected to trickle down to building owners and managers is on tap for the New Year.
energy reporting

Toronto puts energy reporting proposal on pause

An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
Universal design

Expanding the frontiers of universal design

Universal design encompasses much more than physical accessibility, as three Interior Designers of Canada members recently explained in a panel discussion.
smoking

Enforcing Smoke-Free Ontario Act changes

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Toronto's smoking bylaws recently changed. A tobacco enforcement inspector shares what property owners and managers need to know.
water sub-metering

Changes to Toronto sewers bylaw may be on tap

Toronto has two changes to its sewers bylaw coming down the pipes that, if adopted, may trickle down to building owners and managers.
office_towers

Urbanization is the new normal: report

Urbanization is the new normal, according to PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report. The publication, now in its
Coins in a guitar case in a street

Delineating where private property rights end

The City of Toronto is investigating the use of visual aids to delineate where private property rights end and public property begins. The move follows
energy

T.O.’s energy reporting consultations set for fall

City of Toronto staff have set out a fall to winter timeframe for consultations on the development of a proposed energy reporting bylaw for large buildings.
FirstService Residential

Toronto eyes time limit for elevator repairs

Property owners and managers may eventually face not only frustrated residents and tenants when elevators have to be taken offline, but also a time limit
Queen's Park

Ontario Municipal Board reform still polarizing

Calls for Ontario Municipal Board reform are on the rise. But the OMB is a contentious issue, and experts cannot agree on how to move forward.
toronto_green_roof

Toronto a leader in green roof industry

Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
GTA

Round two for Toronto’s zoning bylaw

Toronto’s harmonized zoning bylaw draft is nearing completion and City staff is optimistic the rules will meet the approval of both Toronto council and property owners. But they may have reason to be wary; the City’s previous attempt at a ...