Design

Robson Street GWLRA

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rise of the Robson Street corridor

GWLRA has purchased two adjacent sites on Vancouver's famed Robson Street with zoning for 400 rental units and 40,000 square feet of retail.
west end vancouver

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Resolvable barriers still impede accessibility

The building features that most commonly impede people with disabilities are not those that are the costliest or most structurally complicated to correct, new survey findings show.
Maisonneuve Library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Maisonneuve Library turns a new page

The Beaux-Arts-style Maisonneuve Library underwent sensitive internal and external renovations to meet changing user needs and expand programming that was accessible for all.
Future Cities

CondoBusiness

Future Cities Institute aspires for breakthroughs

The institute aims to tackle the systemic drivers of housing-related affordability and innovate across sectors.
plastic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Plastic chemicals face growing scrutiny

The United Nations Environment Assembly adopted a resolution on March 2, 2022, to end plastic pollution by 2040.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Making a case for micro-unit apartments

As housing affordability and climate concerns continue to reach crisis levels, micro units are emerging as a promising, low-cost solution thanks to innovative design concepts improving interior efficiencies.
capital project

CondoBusiness

Considerations for deferring capital project work

The industry panel discussed what capital repairs and replacement costs could potentially be deferred by prolonging the life of various building components and what professional resources to seek for guidance.
Tenant lounge

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tenant lounge reborn from vacant retail space

A former convenience store, adjacent to the lobby inside a downtown Toronto office tower, has been transformed into a private 1920s-style Art Deco lounge for tenant meetings and events.
2fifteen

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A benchmark for luxury living

New from DBS Developments, 2Fifteen is for ‘high net-worth individuals’ seeking flexibility, freedom, and carefree living without a long-term financial burden.
WELL

CondoBusiness

WELL evolves into residential communities

Minto Communities is the first developer in Canada to pilot the WELL for residential program, which sets out to create healthier homes.
rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

COVID-19’s impact on housing affordability

CMHC's Mathieu Laberge shares his perspective on housing affordability in Canada since COVID and what can be done to weather these challenging times.
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.
Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Canadian Property Management

Outdoor lighting principles hail the dark side

Guiding principles for responsible nighttime lighting define how light should be applied, but, first, prospective installers are advised to consider whether lighting is even necessary.
Accessibility is everybody's business

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Opinion: Accessibility is everybody’s business

Society benefits, and invariably prospers, when people everywhere can more easily share their experience, knowledge and culture and exercise their spending powers
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.
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.