The action is included in a list of initiatives associated with Bill 66, the proposed Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, even though none of the bill's dozens of legislative amendments pertain to the Assessment Act.
A surging industrial sector helped to counterbalance slipping retail values and push up 2018 investment returns on Canadian commercial real estate.
The new policy would give developers a basis to challenge any local government's veto of non-employment land uses in suburban office parks.
Demand for rental housing across Canada continues to rise according to CHMC’s 2018 Rental Market Report, published annually in November.
Energy conservation initiatives are cutting costs and supporting skills development that make health care operations more self-reliant in five James Bay communities.
Rules for the program are set to change, making the timing less than ideal for development proponents still awaiting a decision based on the original criteria in place when they submitted their applications.
High-rise development is expected to be the hardest hit real estate activity, but fallout across a wider range of consumer goods has potential negative implications for commercial warehouse and distribution facilities.
Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects.
The launch of a new four-year cycle in 2017 spurred a wave of assessment appeals as property owners reacted to often dramatic increases in value over the previous assessment.
Corporate tenants are increasingly demanding child care in their buildings to help female employees go back to work after maternity leave.
Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and Richmond North Ambulance Station is the first in a major B.C. city to bring fire and ambulance services under one roof.
Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
An office building in Markham, Ontario's technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada.
Mixed-use developments in Toronto are creating neighbourhoods that are unaffordable for many people, according to a new study.
Travel Centre is taking its guests into uncharted territory with a new destination that brings together a rare mix of event, retail and work space.
Robust economies in Toronto and Vancouver, a continuing slump in Calgary, retailing challenges and sustained high demand for rental housing all play into an index-wide total return of 6.7 per cent.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.