Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
With construction booming and land scarce, condo buildings in urban areas may face a situation where a neighbouring developer requires access to their land.
Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
Nearly five decades of lower-density development will take some time to fill in to more compact neighbourhoods and pedestrian-oriented commercial streets, but the vitality of the city's condominium market demonstrates that single-family residential is no longer the default built form.
Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
The window walls commonly used to enclose condos have improved, addressing issues associated with past generations of the cladding, finds a new analysis.
Draft guidelines designed to promote kid-friendly condos are poised for a two-year trial run after getting green-lit last week.
The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
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.
The sale of a property in midtown Toronto that closed in January marks Ontario’s first case of unit owners terminating a condo corporation by vote.
Bob Finnigan, president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, heads to Ottawa this week to talk to the feds about housing affordability.
There are four major factors that will affect generator service costs in all condominiums.
Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
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.