Development

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.
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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.
net positive energy office

Net positive energy office set to rise in Waterloo

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.
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Morguard’s Geoff Nagle has optimistic outlook

Geoff Nagle is an optimist and life is definitely positive for the 55-year-old director of development, Western Canada at Morguard Investments. The B.C. real estate
digital factory

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
retro-renovations

Opportunities through retro renovations

If you have been relying on incentive monies to help get your energy projects underway, you probably have discovered that there is not much of
elevator repairs

MPP proposes time limits for elevator repairs

Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
Roehampton

Unit owners sell boutique buildings to developer

The sale of a property in midtown Toronto that closed in January marks Ontario’s first case of unit owners terminating a condo corporation by vote.
warehouse space

How e-commerce is shaping GTA warehouses

GTA warehouse space is getting a makeover as consumer populations grow, flagging potential for more fulfillment centres closer to downtown Toronto.