Technology

Amazon HQ2 contenders

Toronto weak among Amazon HQ2 contenders

Punditry emanating from the United States characterizes Toronto as an outlier on the short list or overlooks it entirely.
innovation

Building the Toronto of tomorrow

Toronto has long been a city open to innovation and change, whether it be culturally or technologically. It’s no surprise then that the city was chosen to take part in the Urban Pilot Program, or UPPlift, which aims to bridge the gap between emergent smart technologies and property managers to enhance a city’s liveability.
retail

Energizing mixed retail space

Increased urbanization and the demand for convenience has made it more common for retailers, restaurants and office spaces to operate under one roof.
technology

How technology is leveraging asset management

A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management.
Office buildings

Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change

Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immersive hotels

Immersive hotels respond to desire for unique experiences

Hospitality guests are turning to immersive hotels as they now desire a unique experience that sets them apart from their social networks.
property managers

Changing market challenges property managers

A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
low-impact community

Industry sees promise in low-impact communities

Industry proponents of sustainability are looking beyond buildings and thinking on a larger scale with low-impact communities.