Industry News

BOMA BEST criteria revised for multifamily buildings

BOMA BEST criteria introduce multifamily tweaks

Landlords and condominium corporations participating in the BOMA BEST environmental performance benchmarking and certification program will have to comply with an expanded list of best practices.
Ontario regulation sets deadline for energy-use data availability via the Green Button program

Deadline set for energy-use data availability

A newly filed regulation instructs Ontario's electricity and gas distributors to be ready for the province-wide rollout of the Green Button program by November 2023.
Saskatchewan ends exemptions for smoke and CO alarms in older residential buildings

Sask ends exemptions for smoke and CO alarms

Saskatchewan landlords and homeowners will have to install smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in older residential buildings that were previously exempt. Enforcement begins July 1, 2022.
M2M SQUARED

M2M SQUARED helps fill multi-gen housing gap

The design for M2M SQUARED will almost double the amount of two-bedroom and up units compared to many residential projects in the Greater Toronto Area.

New vision for amenity spaces emerges at Leaside Common

Leaside Common will feature a shared open space on each floor that brings both sides of the development together.
housing plan

Economists skeptical of federal government’s housing plan

The majority of economists on Finder’s BoC Interest Rate Forecast panel say the federal government’s housing plan won't do enough to solve Canada’s housing crisis.
masks

Study finds ‘serious difference’ in viability of different masks

A new study from the University of Waterloo found the most common masks, primarily due to problems with fit, filter about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets.
Ontario proposes new RPP price-setting regimen

Ontario proposes new RPP price-setting regimen

Electricity prices could become more responsive to fluctuating commodity costs if proposed regulatory amendments are adopted in Ontario.
mortgages

Concerns as new mortgages jump to record high

One concerning trend is the amount of mortgage debt being taken on by consumers with lower credit scores.
Stockyards District

New condo project planned for Stockyards District

Greybrook Realty Partners is expanding into Toronto's Stockyards District neighbourhood alongside developer Marlin Spring, with a $20-million investment in a mid-rise condo project.
housing crisis

Major party leaders urged to prioritize housing crisis

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario is lighting a fire under the promises federal delegates are making with a recent statement on the crisis.
Calgary office conversion

Calgary launches office conversion incentive

The City of Calgary is launching the Downtown Calgary Development Incentive Program to support downtown office conversions.
National Home Warranty

Hub to acquire assets of National Home Warranty

Hub has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of National Home Warranty, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Canada Inc.
SmartCentres

SmartCentres unveils largest digital art gallery of its kind in Canada

SmartCentres unveiled Canada's largest, permanent low-res LED art installation in SmartVMC, its flagship 100-acre master-planned city centre in Vaughan.
Untitled

Construction begins for Untitled condo at Yonge and Eglinton

Untitled Toronto, a two-tower condo at Yonge and Eglinton and designed in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning artist Pharrell Williams, broke ground this week.
Concord

Concord plans world’s largest condo bike facility

A 50,000-square-foot bike facility is being planned for the Concord Metrotown, a three tower development in Burnaby.
The Goode

The Goode condo set for Distillery District debut

Expected to rise 32 storeys, with a mixed-use podium, the condo will make history of its own, standing on one of the last parcels of residential land in The Distillery District.