Industry News

EQ Awards

Winners announced for 2018 EQ Awards

The 2018 EQ Awards celebrated 20 years of EnerQuality and feted the accomplishments of industry leaders as award winners were announced.
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GTA new home sales up 14 per cent in January

In January, sales of new homes the GTA experienced a moderate annual increase, reports the Building Industry and Land Development Association.
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Work-at-heights training program successful: study

According to a study by the Institute for Work and Health, Ontario’s working-at-heights training program is successful at preventing worker injuries.
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Greybrook invests in Toronto mid-rise development

Greybrook Realty Partners Inc. has announced plans to invest $27.6 million to acquire and oversee the development of a two-acre parcel of land in Toronto.
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OREA names Kim Clouthier new provincial director

The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has elected Kim Clouthier, a Sault Ste. Marie-based real estate broker, as provincial director.
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Montreal condo becomes 100 per cent EV-ready

A condo in Outremont, Montreal is the first building of its kind to be ready to host electric vehicles at every interior and exterior parking stall.
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Line 5 South Tower set to launch early this year

Line 5 South, the second phase of the two-tower development from Reserve Properties and Westdale Properties, is set to launch early this year.
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Ontario to introduce new home warranty regulator

The Ontario government has announced plans to transform Tarion Warranty Corporation and implement initiatives to better inform and protect new home buyers.
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Affordable housing set for surplus federal properties

Surplus federal properties in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland are set to be repurposed into affordable housing as part of the Federal Lands Initiative.
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National housing starts trend held steady in January

In January 2019, the trend in housing starts was 208,131 units, up from December 2018’s 207,171 units, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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GTA new home sales fell to 18-year low in 2018

In 2018, the GTA new home market saw the lowest total sales nearly two decades, according to the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).
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Housing market vulnerable despite easing overvaluation: CMHC

Although overvaluation has eased in Toronto and Victoria, the national housing market remains vulnerable for the tenth quarter in a row, finds CMHC.

New boutique condo Enticy launches in Montreal

Enticy, a new boutique condominium project from Omnia Technologies and financial partner Claridge, is set to begin construction in spring 2019.
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Canada funds first net-zero multi-res building in London

The Government of Canada is investing $3.9 million toward the construction of Canada’s first net-zero, mixed-use, multi-unit residential building in London.
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Phil Soper ranked top Canadian in real estate

For the sixth consecutive year, Phil Soper has been named the most influential person in Canadian residential real estate by the Swanepoel Power 200.
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Real estate leaders tapped for Alate advisory board

Alate Partners has formed an advisory board of real estate developers, owners and operators to help identify promising smart real estate solutions.
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Single Canadians hesitate on home purchases: survey

As Canadians’ household debt ratio climbs higher, single Canadians interested in purchasing a home on their own are not the ones to blame for the increase.