Industry News

Toronto

Energy retrofits announced for GTA residential buildings

The Canadian government has earmarked $5.75m in grants and loans to conduct “deep energy retrofits” within four multi-residential buildings in Toronto and Hamilton.
housing starts

Multi-unit construction boosts housing starts in June

The trend in housing starts was up in June 2019 compared to May primarily due to multi-unit apartment construction.
Molson

Condos, rentals coming to Montreal’s Molson site

A Quebec consortium has finalized the purchase of Montreal's Molson brewery site, clearing the way for a redevelopment that will introduce “diverse housing alternatives that meet the needs of the neighborhood and future residents.”
HouseMarket

Canadian home ownership dream still alive, says report

The latest RBC Economics Housing Trends and Affordability Report indicates housing affordability has improves for the second straight quarter of 2019.
250Lawrence

250 Lawrence announced for Toronto’s Bedford Park

Led by Graywood Developments, 250 Lawrence is a 9-storey residential development with views overlooking the Douglas Greenbelt and the Avenue and Lawrence area.
expanded Ontario cabinet

Ministers shift around expanded Ontario cabinet

The 28-member reconfigured roster brings some fresh faces to portfolios of key interest to the commercial real estate industry, but also leaves one of the most prominent players in place.
HomeBuyers

Federal Government details First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

The Federal Government joined Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) to reveal a launch date and details for its First-Time Home Buyer Incentive.
Loretto

Niagara Falls’ Loretto Academy becoming hotel and condo

3Bridges Properties (Group) Corp. will transform Niagara Falls’ historic Loretto Academy into a luxury hotel and condo complex. The project, called Great Falls, was announced
Subway

Study ranks condo prices along Toronto’s subway stations

A Toronto study has revealed the varying price of condominium units along the city's TTC subway line to help potential buyers compare key areas along the transit line.
Safety

Ottawa condo builders fined $677,500 after worker fatality

Several Ottawa construction firms and supervisors have been fined a total of $677,500 after a worker was killed during excavation for a new residential development.
Mortgage

MPC lobbies Ottawa for less restrictive mortgage rules

Representatives from Mortgage Professionals Canada (MPC) united in Ottawa this May to lobby for changes to Canada’s federal mortgage eligibility and financing laws which “unnecessarily impact
PhillipsTower

1 Square Phillips to be Montreal’s tallest condo

Brivia Group has revealed the first look at 1 Square Phillips, a 61-storey residential building slated for development near Montreal's iconic Phillips Square.
SmartBuilding

How to make buildings truly “smart”

We all hear a lot about smart buildings, but when you look at the data, it seems that most buildings are as dull-witted as ever.
RickHansen

Rick Hansen Foundation launches “Everyone Everywhere” campaign, expands facility certification

Everyone Everywhere campaign to improve accessibility for Canadians of all abilities whenever they work, live, and play.
Reina

All-female development team breaks ground in Ontario

The project, called Reina, will turn the city's former House of Lancaster site into a new residential complex.
Elderly

The duty to accommodate disabled residents

Lessons from a Human Rights Tribunal decision focusing on a residential property's obligations to disabled residents.
Connolly

Hamilton church slated for condo transformation

Hamilton, Ontario's James Street Baptist Church is up for a major renewal thanks to plans to transform the aging church into the new "Connolly" condo tower.