Construction

purpose-built housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The push for more purpose-built rental housing

Strong rental demand continued to outpace supply in 2023 resulting in less available purpose-built rental apartments and lower affordability, according to new report from CMHC.
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.
fall economic statement

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The road to more rental housing

Canada's fall economic update includes steps to crack down on short-term rentals and billions in financing toward rental housing construction.
complex port

Construction Business

A Highly Complex Port Terminal Expansion

Working on a complex expansion to a fully operating container terminal at the Port of Vancouver required detailed planning, strong collaboration and a small army of people and equipment.
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.
Etobicoke

CondoBusiness

A new approach to mid-rise living in Etobicoke

A new spin on the concept of stacked townhomes is promised to boost missing middle housing typologies in the Greater Toronto Area.
GST rental rebate

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s Enhanced GST Rental Rebate program

The Canadian government announced it is removing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on future purpose-built rental projects via the "Enhanced GST Rental Rebate" program.
healthcare

CondoBusiness

Housing and healthcare under one roof

n a city bereft of affordable housing and access to healthcare, two condo projects are setting out to combine these uses under one roof.
Office conversion prospects judged challenging

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Office conversion prospects judged challenging

Viable conversion candidates must begin with a basic structural prerequisite, but construction costs, location, surrounding amenities and assumptions about future office values all influence the business case.
mayoral candidates

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Mayoral candidates talk housing in latest debate

In the latest debate on housing matters, six leading mayoral candidates discussed their policies and promises for addressing Toronto's affordability crisis.
St. Lawrence Market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto’s legacy of inclusive city-building

As the city of Toronto accelerates efforts to address housing affordability, inclusivity and the barriers inhibiting rapid housing development were top of mind at the Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting.
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,
tornado

CondoBusiness

Tornado research uncovers risks for homeowners

Canada’s tornado risk is more widespread than once thought, according to a growing body of research that, for the first time, tracks the occurrence and aftermath facing property owners across the country.
Yardi multifamily report

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s sizzling hot apartment market

Apartment owners in Canada are reaping the rewards of a favourable supply-demand equation, according to Yardi's Q2-2023 multifamily report.
prefabrication

Construction Business

Prefabrication: tremendous opportunities

Prefabrication offers many advantages to build more efficiently, helping to address challenges the construction industry is facing.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Social and affordable housing in Canada

With the national vacancy rate hovering at 2.5 percent, bringing more social and affordable rental housing to market is on every government's agenda.
multi-unit housing starts

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multi-unit projects drive 2022 housing starts

In Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, multi-unit construction drove the year's housing starts, with rental apartments and condominiums accounting for the majority of 2022 housing projects.