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accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada far from meeting accessibility goals

Federally-regulated organizations will need to prioritize specific actions that advance accessibility and disability inclusion by 2040.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
healthcare

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A new healthcare tower for a diverse community

The new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre in Toronto’s east end ushers in a new era of healthcare.
condo

CondoBusiness

Actuaries garner new insight into condo finances

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ latest insight statement on the longevity of condo infrastructure explores several risks.
Trophy office towers widening gap from the pack

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Trophy office towers widening gap from the pack

Trophy office towers could be anchored atop the market for the long term as the past decade’s wave of new building subsides and little further development is anticipated.
net-zero

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Archival preservation facility is a net-zero first

Library and Archives Canada’s new preservation storage facility opened as the first net-zero carbon archival centre in the Americas,
workspace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

At Scarborough’s newest collaborative workspace

LCH Developments wanted to bring something unique to the empty retail space on the ground floor of a condominium in Cliffside Village.
Grande Prairie

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Designing for patient dignity in Grande Prairie 

Inside the 681,000-square-foot facility, people are able to experience the landscape and natural light, even throughout Alberta’s harsh weather extremes.
Robust yields ongoing for industrial landlords

Canadian Property Management

Robust yields ongoing for industrial landlords

Market analysts and asset managers express confidence that the industrial sector will be buoyant into the future despite current global economic uncertainty.
shopping

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Designing the shopping experience of the future

New theories on retail centre on how experiences, convenience and a sense of community can draw people to a physical site.
HSBC

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Going fully hybrid at HSBC’s new Toronto office

On a Friday morning, in HSBC Bank’s new corporate office at 16 York in downtown Toronto, sit-stand desks and meeting rooms are dotted with workers who’ve returned from pandemic lockdowns.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside a Passive House first in Surrey, B.C.

Designing the ​​Clayton Community Centre to become Passive House certified for ultra-low energy use was no easy feat, especially since the international standard had never been pursued for this type of facility in North America.
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indigenous-led projects raise bar for city-building

The architects and developers behind some of Canada’s new Indigenous-focused projects are designing spaces that harmonize with their natural landscapes, setting a higher standard for how urban buildings impact the environment and their surrounding communities.
Investors foresee sustained industrial rent growth

Canadian Property Management

Sustained industrial rent growth foreseen

Investors are expressing confidence in sustained industrial rent growth, as new supply is not expected to catch up with rampant demand any time soon.
Deep Retrofit Challenge

Canadian Facility Management & Design

York Region piloting Passive House at new facility

A new men's emergency and transitional housing facility, set to rise in Aurora, Ontario, has opened the door to pilot-testing Passive House in York Region.
Some office markets recover ground in Q4 2021

Canadian Property Management

Office markets recover lost ground

After six consecutive quarters of declining occupancy, some of Canada’s office markets began to recover lost ground in the fourth quarter of 2021.