Development

Mixed-use developments

Mixed-use developments may stifle diversity

Mixed-use developments in Toronto are creating neighbourhoods that are unaffordable for many people, according to a new study.
elevator

Ontario looks to boost elevator availability

Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
retail

Energizing mixed retail space

Increased urbanization and the demand for convenience has made it more common for retailers, restaurants and office spaces to operate under one roof.
developer

When the developer next door comes calling

With construction booming and land scarce, condo buildings in urban areas may face a situation where a neighbouring developer requires access to their land.
condo conversion

Condo conversions to see expanded warranties

Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
Vertical density

Vertical density channels Mississauga growth

Nearly five decades of lower-density development will take some time to fill in to more compact neighbourhoods and pedestrian-oriented commercial streets, but the vitality of the city's condominium market demonstrates that single-family residential is no longer the default built form.
commercial hubs

Four growing commercial hubs in Toronto

The GTA's rising population and provincial investments will fuel growth at commercial hubs near future transit-oriented developments.
technology

How technology is leveraging asset management

A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management.
tenant

Achieving results-based tenant improvements

Companies insisting on results-based design decisions will achieve better workspace transformations to support their corporate culture and values.
lighting design

Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
Office buildings

Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change

Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
BOMA Canada

BOMA Canada awards industry’s best

The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto last night for the BOMA Canada National Awards.
zero carbon

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
redevelopment

Kitchener redevelopment brings rare opportunity

The redevelopment of an iconic Kitchener building will preserve heritage elements and transform the space to meet the needs of a modern office user.
noise complaints

Turning down the volume on noise complaints

Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
window wall

Why window walls are favoured for condos

The window walls commonly used to enclose condos have improved, addressing issues associated with past generations of the cladding, finds a new analysis.
UBC's Ponderosa Commons

UBC breaks down barriers with mixed-use hub

UBC is breaking down barriers with Ponderosa Commons, the first of five mixed-use residences designed to activate the commuter campus year-round.