Industry News

green loan

Concert Properties acquires first green loan for B.C. development

Concert Properties is the first company to gain access to a new green loan that supports sustainable projects with strong environmental benefits.

QPAREB appoints new board leaders

The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers appointed Marc Lacasse as president and Sylvie Blouin as vice-president of its board of directors.
GTA home

GTA home sales climb back up in June

GTA realtors reported 8,701 home sales in June—a 1.4 per cent drop compared to June 2019, and a much larger increase compared to sales results in May.
mask bylaw

What does Toronto’s mask bylaw mean for condos?

A new bylaw exempting condos from mandatory mask-wearing inside the building means corporations might want to impose a mask policy for common elements.
Ontario health training

Ontario offers free online health and safety training

The Ontario government's new online health and safety training touches on topics such as infection control, ladder safety, and preventing harassment.
Younger households express more concern about ability to pay accommodation costs than do other homeowners or renters

Accommodation costs unnerve younger households

Financial uncertainty related to COVID-19 appears to be weighing more heavily on younger households than other homeowners and renters.

HRAI develops COVID-19 awareness training program

HRAI is developing a COVID-19 training program for residential applications with the potential to expand into small commercial and ICI sectors.
River & Fifth

Broccolini’s River & Fifth condo begins to rise

River & Fifth, Broccolini's first residential tower in Toronto, began its 37-storey ascent today in a virtual ground-breaking ceremony.
generator safety

Summer ideal for generator safety refresh

Following manufacturer guidelines and using the right fuel are just two of the summertime generator safety tips provided by OPEI.
new housing

New housing slowdowns ahead in the GTA

Holdups in new housing projects across the Greater Toronto Area will have extensive impacts on supply in an already tight market, a new report reveals.

Buildings can now report energy and water usage for 2019

Building owners and managers can now report their 2019 energy and water usage to the ministry, with the deadline extended due to COVID-19.
Climate projections

Climate projections show Ottawa will get warmer, wetter

Ottawa will continue to get warmer and wetter year-round, with a greater chance of extreme weather, according to recent climate projections.
M2M Spaces

Aoyuan International launches M2M Spaces

One of the first projects to launch in Toronto this spring is M2M Spaces, part of Aoyuan International's 8.6-acre master-planned community in North York.

CMRAO releases reopening guide for managers

As most condo managers prepare to resume their normal operations, many need guidance on three top areas, according to a survey the CMRAO conducted in May.
tax credits

Home builders propose tax credits and policies to kick-start economy

Proposed measures include transferring mortgage tenancy to the date of occupancy for new condominiums, tax credits and other policies to jumpstart economy.
mass timber vancouver

Vancouver doubles mass timber construction height

Vancouver has approved mass timber construction up to 12 storeys for residential and commercial uses, doubling the current height limit of six storeys. 
home renovations

Rebates slated for home renovations, new construction

Newfoundland and Labrador has slated $30 million in rebates for home renovations and new construction to jumpstart the economy.