Industry News


New board members elected to the CAO

Four new members have been elected to the Condominium Authority of Ontario's (CAO) board of directors, filling spots that were vacant since spring.

New regs usher in expansion of CAT disputes

The Ontario government is amending a regulation under the Condo Act, which will allow the CAT to exclusively handle more types of disputes.
strata insurance

B.C. amends strata insurance regs

B.C. is amending its Financial Institutions Act to address the rising cost of strata insurance and bring more transparency to the industry.
home sales

New record set for Montreal home sales

This year, the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area recorded the highest number of home sales ever for the month of August since 2000.

RESCON kicks off anti-racism campaign

RESCON has initiated a campaign to bring employers, unions and government together to combat and address racism in the industry.
ELI Condos

ELI Condos to rise in Montreal’s entertainment district

ELI Condos, an eight-storey building offering 81 residential units, is coming to Montreal’s pedestrian-friendly entertainment district.
short-term rental rules

Tougher regs for short-term rentals commence

New rules for short-term rentals take effect this week to ensure operators only rent out their primary residences on short-term rental sites.

Brightwater community launches in Port Credit, Ont.

A 72-acre site that sat vacant for nearly 30 years in Port Credit, Ont. is closer to its new life as the Brightwater master-planned community.
zero waste

Zero Waste High-Rise project’s new online format

The Toronto Environmental Alliance launched an online step-by-step format for its Zero Waste High-Rise project to help buildings reduce waste.
Palace Pier

CCI-Toronto names Palace Pier condo of the year

The condo, located at 2045 Lakeshore Blvd West, stood out from its contemporaries with an early call to action when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

High-rise builders flagged in new flooding insight

Little has been invested in underground infrastructure to increase capacity when it comes to Toronto's aging sewage and stormwater pipes.

Homebuying cool down predicted for Ontario

As summer edges to a halt, a new housing market report is predicting a cool down when it comes to ownership.
LaSalle borough

New mixed-use community coming to LaSalle

A new mixed-use community is coming to the LaSalle borough of Montreal, featuring a mix of local amenities, sustainable construction and expansive green space.
Filers of 2020 income taxes can claim expenses for working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Deduction rules broadened for 2020 income taxes

The Canada Revenue Agency is expected to align with Revenu Québec in allowing employees to claim expenses for working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, including for a "reasonable" portion of rent.
55C Bloor Yorkville Residences

Ground breaks on 55C Bloor Yorkville Residences

MOD Developments launched 55C Bloor Yorkville Residences one year ago, and is now set to break ground on the 48-storey condo on Wednesday.
Flood preparedness

Flood preparedness in Canada graded C

Canada’s provinces and territories received a grade of C on flood preparedness, following a two-year national study completed in 2019.
8188 Yonge

8188 Yonge a first for Uplands neighbourhood

Custom balconies are one of many features in the new 8188 Yonge condominium project, set to rise in the Thornhill neighbourhood of Toronto.