Industry News

Tarion

Scam callers claiming to be Tarion persist during pandemic

Tarion flagged the issue last June when it first came to light. Homeowners on the receiving end of the phone calls were offered tax refunds and asked for banking information.
Upfront costs pose barrier for low-income householders to tap into energy retrofit incentives

Upfront costs hinder access to energy savings

More than 110 industry associations, building service/product providers and public advocacy and community development groups are voicing support for no-cost incentives targeted specifically to low-income households.
Transit-oriented development

Study finds human cost of transit-oriented development

Transit-oriented development can be a blessing and a curse for communities, suggests a new UBC study.
community builders

EllisDon Community Builders to deliver affordable housing

EllisDon has launched EllisDon Community Builders, a new group to assist clients who wish to deliver affordable and supportive housing.
Canary House

Canary House condo planned for 1850s heritage site

A mix of residential and commercial space will take shape in a 19th-century heritage building designed by former Toronto mayor Joseph Sheard.
Bayview at The Village

Canderel launches Bayview at The Village

Bayview at The Village, a 10-storey boutique mid-rise, is taking shape across from the soon-to-be-revamped Bayview Village Shopping Centre.
RESCON

RESCON requests funds to advance pressing issues

As documented in its spring 2021 pre-budget submission, RESCON is asking for funds to alleviate ongoing issues critical to the residential construction industry.
home buying

Home-buying intent heats up during second wave

More people plan on buying a home compared to last summer, suggests newly released data analyzing housing expectations.
Yorkville

Condo plans unveiled for five-property site in Yorkville

The property is one of several sites in the Bloor-Yorkville area in which Greybrook is actively developing, including the “Vertical Forest,” a residential building intended to support more than 350 tall trees on the exterior balconies.
mask bylaw

Toronto bolstering enforcement of residential mask bylaw

Since January 18, 2021, Toronto has received 1,950 complaints about improper mask usage in shared residential spaces.
vaccination

Can condos demand COVID-19 vaccination?

Canada is slow to administer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but condo communities are already beginning to consider some complex issues related to immunization.
towers

Iconic Vancouver towers win international award

Two iconic Vancouver towers have been named Best Tall Building winners by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
townhouses

Luxury townhouses launch at 55C Bloor Yorkville Residences

Over the past year, Toronto has quickly seen townhomes become one of the most sought-after properties in the GTA due to a large majority of the population having to work remotely.
zero waste

Micro-grants available for zero waste champions

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is offering new resources and micro-grants of $500 for buildings that take action through its Zero Waste High-Rise Project by February 28.
home price

National home price up 9.7 per cent in Q4

Markham, Vaughan, Burlington, Pickering, Oakville. The average home price in all these Ontario-based cities increased by at least $100,000 last quarter, compared to 2019.
Developers acquire Mississauga YMCA site

Mississauga YMCA site tagged for redevelopment

New owners of the 4.5-acre Mississauga YMCA site are promising future redevelopment that will make a statement in the city’s skyline.
Condo Act

Public invited to comment on digital, virtual processes under the Condo Act

The public is invited to join in written consultations regarding possible permanent changes to allow for digital and virtual processes under the Condominium Act, 1998.