Regulations & Codes
The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.
Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
Understanding code creep and why Canadian property owners need to be aware of foreign, just as much as local policy when it comes to tenant
New criteria for calculating thermal bridging and a mandate for heat/energy recovery systems in a wide range of conditions could have the most significant impact on the design and construction of new buildings.
Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.
Bill 106 is written with modern realities in mind — at a time when software is eating the world. The condo industry is about to experience the same.
As Tarion review consultations kicked off, Justice Douglas Cunningham said he has assured those who have expressed concerns he has “no marching orders."
The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
Universal design encompasses much more than physical accessibility, as three Interior Designers of Canada members recently explained in a panel discussion.
When last winter’s ice storm walloped Toronto days before Christmas and knocked out power in parts of the city for upwards of a week, it
Urbanization is the new normal, according to PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report. The publication, now in its
Online access to Canada's national building and fire codes is suspended following discovery of a cyber intrusion of the National Research Council's IT network,
Toronto is taking steps towards implementing a development permit system to make the planning application process more efficient and predictable.
Toronto city council voted to begin talks with the Toronto Port Authority and Transport Canada to look at a possible Toronto island airport expansion.
Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.