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residential

Six women shaping Canada’s residential spaces

Women developers, architects and interior designers are helping to manifest just a few of the country’s most dynamic condos and communities.
curb appeal

Condo landscaping tips for curb appeal

Careful planning and high and low-design cost options will quickly transform any curb-appeal project into improved real estate value.
fall-planted bulbs

The bright idea behind fall-planted bulbs

Plugging fall-planted bulbs into the right design will illuminate them to their fullest and brightest potential in the spring landscape.
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.
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.
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.
amenity space

Refreshing shared amenity spaces

In keeping with the idea of modernization roadblocks, renovations to amenity spaces can often require a permit depending on the type of work being done.
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.
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.
Building security

How building design influences condo security

Condominium security and the management of security services can be challenging if the three main bodies that govern the service (the condo board, property manager
Metrogate Park in Toronto

The benefits of urban parks

The economic and environmental benefits of urban parks are many. But as demand for land rises, cities must be creative when building new spaces.
Condo Garden

Tips on revitalizing condo landscapes

Using long-term planning and designing condo landscapes that emphasize user enjoyment can lead to increased property values.

Maintaining a condominium’s curb appeal

Updating a building's common elements will bring new investors, new owners and new visibility in an ever-growing ...