AIBC building envelopes

Design Quarterly

Combustible materials in building envelopes

The AIBC Building Envelope Committee highlights some of the duties and responsibilities of architects in the design of the building envelope.
Vertical density


Vertical density channels Mississauga growth

Nearly five decades of lower-density development will take some time to fill in to more compact neighbourhoods and pedestrian-oriented commercial streets, but the vitality of the city's condominium market demonstrates that single-family residential is no longer the default built form.
commercial hubs

Canadian Property Management

Four growing commercial hubs in Toronto

The GTA's rising population and provincial investments will fuel growth at commercial hubs near future transit-oriented developments.
apartment market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rental supply shortages fuel demand

According to CMHC's 2017 Rental Market Survey, the average vacancy rate for purpose-built rental apartment units across Canada decreased from 3.7 per cent in October 2016 to 3.0 per cent in October 2017.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Sidewalk Toronto reimagines the waterfront

Blending cutting-edge technology with human-centred urban design, Sidewalk Toronto sets out to build Quayside, a new mixed-use community where walkability reigns
44-unit boutique rental

Canadian Apartment Magazine

44-unit boutique rental property coming to Victoria

A new housing project in Victoria, B.C., which was previously proposed as a condominium building, will now be a 44-unit boutique rental property.

Canadian Property Management

How technology is leveraging asset management

A panel discussion at the Real Estate Strategy & Leasing Conference in Toronto this year examined how technology is changing asset management.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Q3 2017 apartment market highlights

Overall, the Canadian real estate industry continues to be performing well with the apartment sector holding strong, according to the 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, published by PwC Canada and the Urban Land Institute
Single-use professional sports venues

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Single-use professional sports venues falter

Ottawa and Calgary are two current Canadian examples where pressure is mounting to abandon major arenas still far from the end of their structural life cycles and build anew.
cannabis legalization


Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
lighting design


Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Behind the scenes at Two St. Thomas

Rising in Toronto’s opulent Yorkville neighbourhood is Two St. Thomas, a joint venture between Bentall Kennedy and KingSett Capital. The $130-million 26-storey tower made of glass, stone, wood and copper is the picture of modern sophistication, as imagined by Hariri Pontarini Architects.
Teck Acute Care Centre

Construction Business

Enhancing patient experience

The new Teck Acute Care Centre in B.C. will enhance patient experience with a healing environment that focuses on family-centred care.
Office buildings

Canadian Property Management

Office buildings urged to be facilitators of change

Creative programming can add value to office buildings in an increasingly competitive leasing environment.
BOMA Canada

Canadian Property Management

BOMA Canada awards industry’s best

The Canadian commercial real estate industry gathered in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto last night for the BOMA Canada National Awards.
Vancouver market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multifamily market thrives in Vancouver

A new report from Avison Young looks at commercial real estate investment activity in five countries and 54 markets, including how the multifamily market has fared to date in 2017.
passive house

Design Quarterly

Is Passive House a panacea for the environment?

Interest in the Passive House standard has increased significantly in the last two to three years throughout North America and especially in Western Canada.