Development

multi-residential building design

Canadian Apartment Magazine

COVID-19’s impact on multi-res building design

Jonathan King, principal at the architectural firm BNKC, discusses the future of multi-residential building design in the aftermath of COVID-19.
climate change

CondoBusiness

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.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

On the road to recovery

New data from Altus Group, Morguard, and Rentals.ca show a slump in sales and declining rental rates as we ease our way down the road to recovery.
social spaces

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Curating social spaces in 2020

Humans are naturally social creatures. So why shouldn’t our built environment be designed to accommodate and encourage this natural state of being?
mega mixed-use project

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Reinventing the suburbs as vibrant “edge cities”

Mega mixed-use projects are reshaping the suburbs and providing viable long-term solutions to accomodate the GTA's unprecedented growth spurt.
Proposal for mandatory airtightness testing withdrawn from pending 2020 version of National Energy Code

Canadian Property Management

Canada wavers on airtightness testing

The timing might have been opportune for uptake of the measure — provided it was adopted into provincial and territorial building codes — because it would have applied broadly in what is currently Canada’s most buoyant commercial real estate sector.
Working from home

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Working at home full time undesirable for most

The office remains a preferable environment for the majority of workers who find working from home every day an unfavourable option.
reopening the workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Reopening the workplace amid COVID-19 fears

Collaborative spaces will take on new importance as flexibility remains a key factor moving forward when reinventing and reopening the workplace.
New legislation addresses Ontario's timelines for planning decisions during COVID-19 emergency

CondoBusiness

State of emergency allows for planning decisions

Ontario has taken legislative steps to ensure that municipal councils do not need to worry about decision timelines under the Planning Act during the COVID-19-related state of emergency.
rental market COVID-19

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s rental market in a post-COVID-19 world

Uncertainty rules Canada’s rental market as the novel coronavirus continues to spread, forcing business closures and stay-at-home orders to persist beyond initial forecasts.
housing market

CondoBusiness

Housing prices to hold steady during pandemic

Housing prices are forecasted to remain steady through 2020, according to Royal Lepage’s newly released Housing Price Survey and Market Forecast.
pandemic

Construction Business

Construction faces pandemic challenges

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the construction industry offers optimism for economic recovery with jobsites allowed to remain operational.
first responders

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A new home for first responders in Delta, B.C.

The facility brings together a multi-purpose satellite fire station, a live-fire training building, and a municipal emergency operations centre.
economic recession

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rental market outlook: March 2020

A look at what's influencing Canada's rental market in March 2020 and how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact property managers in the near and long term.
proposed code changes

CondoBusiness

Sights and sounds of proposed code changes

A package of proposed changes to Canada's National Building Code aims to improve navigability and safety in large buildings for people with mobility, vision and/or hearing constraints.
SODO Residences Exterior

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Behind the design at Calgary’s SODO Residences

SODO Residences is a landmark new rental development located in Calgary’s trendy Beltline district, and a great example of where purpose-built rental design is moving.
permacity

Design Quarterly

Permacity: the next generation buildings

A2M shared their vision for the future of architecture – a concept called the permacity – at the Buildex architecture keynote in Vancouver.