Industry News


Toronto loses bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters

Amazon has chosen New York City and Arlington, Va., as the locations for its second headquarters out of 20 short-listed cities.

Diamond Schmitt among Canada’s top employers

Diamond Schmitt Architects is among Canada's top employers for 2019, recognized for its exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policy.

CF Chinook Centre unveils new food court

Cadillac Fairview has completed its $17-million renovations of the food court at Calgary's Chinook Centre.

Avison Young acquires UK-based GVA

Avison Young has entered into an agreement with global private-equity firm, EQT to acquire GVA, a U.K.-based real estate advisory-led businesses.

National Bank breaks ground on new HQ

National bank launched construction on its new head office in Montreal on Nov.7, 2018. The headquarters will be located at 800 Saint-Jacques Street West.

New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
Concert revitalizing Capital Park

Concert revitalizing Capital Park in Victoria

Concert and Jawl Properties are working on the Capital Park development, a six-acre master-plan community that is revitalizing an entire city block.
Slate Calgary tower

Slate undertakes major renovation of Calgary tower

Slate Canadian Real Estate Opportunity Fund is undertaking a major renovation of former Scotia Centre in downtown Calgary.
Avison Young Veritas

Avison Young acquires Veritas Management

Avison Young has acquired Veritas Management Services Inc., a commercial real estate management company based in Edmonton, Alberta.

Calgary’s new Central Library opens its doors

Central Library is now open to the public in Calgary. The 240,000-square foot building is located in the East Village of the city.

Construction of $22 million college campus in Toronto begins

Construction of Collège Boréal’s $22-million future campus in Toronto's Distillery District is underway. Development of the project kicked off on Oct. 29, 2018.

CBRE enters the flexible office sector

CBRE has launched a subsidiary called Hana that will offer flexible office space for larger corporations beginning in 2019.

Burlington Centre celebrates two milestones

On Oct. 27, 2018 RioCan's Burlington Centre marked it's $60-million makeover with a grand re-opening. The shopping centre's celebration coincided with its 50th-anniversary.

Ontario Government introduces Bill 47 to repeal most of Bill 148

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018 – Bill 47. The legislation would repeal significant amendments made in the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act – Bill 148 – passed by the previous Liberal government.
carbon pollution amnesty

Feds foil carbon pollution amnesty efforts

Surcharges will apply to 22 different fuel types, but most consumer expenditure is expected to go to gasoline and natural gas price add-ons.
asbestos ban

Canada moves towards total asbestos ban

Canada announced the final step to prohibit asbestos and asbestos‑containing products. The asbestos ban comes into force on Dec. 30, 2018.

Morguard and partner purchase Jean Edmonds Towers in Ottawa

Morguard announced that it has jointly purchased the Jean Edmonds Towers ("JET") located at 300 Slater Street and 365 Laurier Avenue in downtown Ottawa.