Development

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.
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.
labour and innovation

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Housing labour and innovation

For Canada to meet its target of building 5.1 million homes in the next twelve years, a concerted focus on labour and innovation is required.
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.
GTHA housing starts

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Record-high housing starts bolster supply in GTHA

According to new data from Urbanation, an increase in GTHA housing starts and completions over the past 12 months have led to higher vacancies.
Gen Z

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canadian renters are leaning right

According to new research from Angus Reid Institute (ARI), Canadian renters are more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in next federal election.
federal budget

Construction Business

Industry’s mixed reaction to federal budget 2024

Housing is a major focus of the 2024 federal budget and industry reaction has been mixed.

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.
payment

Construction Business

B.C. construction’s push for payment certainty

For B.C. contractors, cash flow is being severely restricted by payment delays or non-payment. Prompt payment legislation is urgently needed.
Potential property tax relief looks uneven

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Potential property tax relief looks uneven

A potential incentive for new purpose-built rental housing in Ontario comes with adverse implications for existing multifamily properties, thanks to the mathematics of property tax allocation.
2024 Ontario Budget

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Building more affordable homes faster

Key action steps in the 2024 Ontario Budget include investing $1 billion in the new Municipal Housing Infrastructure Program and supporting transit-oriented development.
Defaulted real estate loans on the upswing

Canadian Property Management

Defaulted real estate loans on the upswing

Many creditors and debtors are now grappling with the fallout from a largely unexpected change in market conditions over the course of their loan agreements.
OEB in doghouse for cost recovery ruling

Canadian Property Management

OEB in doghouse for cost recovery ruling

The Ontario government plans to establish its authority to designate critical gas transmission projects and reaffirm the existing cost recovery model for connecting natural gas service to new residential development.
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.