Industry News


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.

The duty to accommodate disabled residents

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

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.

Ontario reveals housing supply action plan

Doug Ford government outlines plans to make it easier to build, afford, and access housing in the province.

New high for GTA condo construction

Condo construction in the Greater Toronto Area reached a new high in Q1 2019 as pre-sale launch activity dropped to a 10-year low and condo price growth began to slow.

Construction starts on BC’s tallest residential tower

The City of Burnaby, BC has greenlit the development of Two Gilmore Place, a 64-storey residential tower slated to become the tallest of its kind in the province.

Mississauga’s M City taking shape

Two years into its development, Rogers Real Estate Development and Urban Capital report that Mississauga's “M City” has reached several construction milestones.

Report: B-20 stress test caused $15B drop in new mortgages

CIBC's chief economist Benjamin Tal's indicates that while the B-20 mortgage stress test has cooled the Canadian market, it might be time to loosen the reigns.

RESCON welcomes noise bylaw compromise

The change to the noise bylaw will be effective October 1.

Brookfield Residential honoured in 2019 Homeowners’ Choice Awards

Brookfield Residential has been named among the winners of Tarion's 2019 Homeowners' Choice Awards.

Smart building retrofits: What’s holding you back?

As building owners and facilities teams consider upgrading to smart building infrastructure, here are three broad scenarios that may be holding them back.

RESCON: Toronto’s proposed restriction of high-rise concrete work to cost jobs, delays

The City of Toronto’s plans to stop after-hours concrete work on high-rise buildings will threaten thousands of jobs and delay the arrival of much-needed condo

Current, powered by GE sold to AIP

General Electric (GE) has completed the sale of its intelligent environments company, Current, powered by GE, to American Industrial Partners (AIP).

OREA recommends ways to end “bully” offers

In response to government consultations, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has proposed 28 recommendations for ending “bully offers” in real estate.

Report: Condos a harder sell for Canadian renters

It's becoming harder for renting Canadians to make a move to condos. This is according to an RBC housing report that indicates the high price of single-family housing is driving demand for condos and creating intense affordability pressures.

Davpart unveils plans to transform historic Toronto landmark

The former Maclean Publishing Company/Maclean-Hunter Building is believed to be North America's tallest architectural heritage retention development.

Calgary condo market sees modest uptick as more renters look to buy

According to the latest Royal LePage House Price Survey, low rental vacancy rates and rising rental costs in Calgary are contributing to a modest increase in condominium ownership.