A wider selection of high-performance windows and doors is expected to hit the market as Canada's National Energy Code continues to push the envelope toward net-zero-energy-ready development.
Guidance related to natural ventilation, particulate filtration and compartmentalization of multi-residential HVAC systems are prominent in the list of identified "significant changes" compared to the incumbent 2016 version of the standards.
In keeping with the idea of modernization roadblocks, renovations to amenity spaces can often require a permit depending on the type of work being done.
The 2019 Ontario budget lists the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council among 10 provincial agencies deemed to be unnecessary or imprudent expenditures.
The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
Han Dong, the Liberal MPP for Trinity-Spadina, is proposing to set time limits for elevator repairs with a private member's bill.
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.
Developers of multi-residential buildings can expect more pointed direction on their lighting choices as North American jurisdictions update their building regulations.
An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.
In the past few years, there have been many cases of glass balcony guards breaking. An expert explains why this happens and how to mitigate the risk.
Toon Dreessen, president of the Ontario Association of Architects, is renewing the OAA’s call for a streamlined site plan approval process.
As Tarion review consultations kicked off, Justice Douglas Cunningham said he has assured those who have expressed concerns he has “no marching orders."
Housing affordability is a growing concern in Canada, but there is no consensus on how to quantify the problem. That might soon change.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services this week released consultation dates and locations for the Tarion review, following a stretch of silence that, for some, raised questions about the terms of engagement.
Heartwood the Beach Condos, due to enter construction this spring, is likely to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development.