Development

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.
tech market

Toronto tech market outpaces U.S. frontrunners

Toronto is North America’s fastest growing tech market, outpacing New York and San Francisco combined.
net zero

Net zero facility to become teaching tool

The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is poised to become a teaching tool for current and future building professionals alike.
smart community

Montreal building first vertical smart community

A new $200-million hotel-office-condo-multifamily development officially broke ground in downtown Montreal last week.
York Recreation Centre

York Recreation Centre revitalizes brownfield

With the development of the York Recreation Centre, the City of Toronto is serving a previously underserved community by using a previously underused site.
asbestos-renovations

Be aware of asbestos during renovations

Discovering asbestos can be overwhelming for many as it is often associated with a decrease in property value or a large price tag.
Aging mall

Aging mall in cottage country finds new life

A few years ago, an aging mall in Midland, Ontario, was left struggling like many enclosed shopping centres across Canada.
Wellness-key-future-office-building-design

Wellness key in future office building designs

The conversation around building health and wellness and thermal comfort is not new in the building industry, but now tenants are beginning to acknowledge these
Old Port of Montreal

Old Port of Montreal unveils new master plan

A preliminary master plan for the Old Port of Montreal imagines a dynamic, mixed-use waterfront site with closer access to the St. Lawrence River.
development

Big data backs medium-density development

The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
green roof

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
Reliable Elevators Act

Reliable Elevators Act passes second reading

If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.
range anxiety

Retail leader buckles down on EV range anxiety

CF's national electric vehicle charging program will add 45 networked chargers at 15 shopping centres, helping to ease range anxiety and ramp up EV sales.