Products & Trends

design

Interior design trends in 2020 and beyond

From alloys to metal and glass to non-porous and non-absorbent surfaces, choices of materials and design are precautionary measures for better infection control
Condo design

Condo design takes cue from commercial facilities

Designers and developers foresee a greater turn towards health and wellness in the condo design of tomorrow.
suite doors

A guide to rejuvenating suite doors

There are many budget-friendly upgrades that can help make big visual impacts like refurbishing suite doors in a condo community.
Reina

Design revealed for Reina condo in Etobicoke

Canada’s first all-female development team offers new visuals of Reina, a condo tower planned for Etobicoke.
Condo communities

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
climate change

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
concrete repair

Steps for a solid concrete repair plan

When planning a concrete repair, develop a long-range master landscape plan that includes replacement trees that will have less impact over time.
casual workers

Toronto’s tech-boom attracting Millennials, creating condo trends

Toronto’s “tech boom” will fuel the city’s condo market in 2019 (and beyond). This is according to a Condo Chick report which cites the city’s
amenities

Rich amenities make up for shrinking suites

The economic realities of development today have meant that suite sizes have had to shrink, and developers are creating amenity-laden buildings to compensate.
kid-friendly condos

Toronto looks to boost kid-friendly condos

Draft guidelines designed to promote kid-friendly condos are poised for a two-year trial run after getting green-lit last week.
automated doors

Automated doors aren’t just for accommodation

With automated doors on the upswing, an electrician explains how to successfully manage the installation of operators.

Baby boomers driving luxury condo sales: report

Downsizing baby boomers are driving year-over-year gains in luxury condo sales in Toronto and Vancouver, according to a report released yesterday.
Menkes

Trends in condo fitness facilities and programs

A new generation of health-obsessed condo dwellers is driving innovation in condo fitness facilities and programming. Here's how buildings can get in shape.
Royal Connaught Hotel

Historic hotel transforms into luxury condos

Hamilton's historic Royal Connaught Hotel is being transformed into a luxury condo, which the developers hope will help revitalize the city's downtown.
Kingston & Co condo

Toronto condo shapes conversation with buyers

TAS' upcoming mid-rise Toronto condo, Kingston & Co., aims to attract first-time buyers with sustainable design and homey amenities.
alberta

Ontario revisiting wood-frame building rules

Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.

Colour trends for the kitchen

This year's overarching theme will focus on clean vertical and horizontal lines, using shades of grey and touches of vibrant colour.