Federal

Clean energy projects serve mix of purposes

Canadian Property Management

Clean energy projects serve mix of purposes

Clean energy projects present a burgeoning means for Indigenous peoples to assert stewardship of natural resources, nurture sustainable economic growth and curb reliance on fossil fuels.
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.
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.
Multifamily leads take-up of EV charger funds

Canadian Property Management

Multifamily leads uptake of EV charger funds

Multifamily landlords and condominium corporations have claimed more than a third of the funds the Canadian government has thus far allocated through its Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program.
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.
Climate change adaptation efforts unfolding

Canadian Property Management

Climate change adaptation efforts unfolding

Canada’s newly finalized climate change adaptation strategy sets out objectives and attaches mid- to near-term targets to bolster resilience in five key action areas.
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,
REITs unexpectedly tapped for new tax measure

Canadian Property Management

REITs unexpectedly tapped for new tax measure

Advocates for the Canadian commercial real estate industry are asking the federal finance department to clarify why real estate investment trusts have been included in a pending new tax measure.
Inadvertent blocks on commercial deals lifted

Canadian Property Management

Inadvertent blocks on commercial deals lifted

Regulatory amendments to Canada’s Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act address inadvertent impacts on commercial transactions and property development.
Canadian buildings scrutinized in OECD review

Canadian Property Management

Canadian buildings scrutinized in OECD review

As part of a biennial review and benchmarking of Canada’s economic performance, a new OECD report looks at progress toward the interim 2030 target and 2050 goal for net-zero carbon emissions.
Dim future for fluorescents and metal halides

Canadian Property Management

Dim future for fluorescents and metal halides

Fluorescents and metal halides will be further marginalized in the lighting market with pending amendments to Canada’s regulations governing products containing mercury.
Ottawa commercial landlords bid welcome

Canadian Property Management

Ottawa commercial landlords bid welcome

Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, confirms that public service employees will be expected to spend 40 to 60 per cent of their working hours in a formal office setting.
Market transformation beckons greenwashing

Canadian Property Management

Market transformation beckons greenwashing

Greenwashing is tapping into a demonstrated consumer preference for products and services with low-carbon credentials and growing interest in ESG accountability.
CRE mostly on its own to meet 2030 commitments

Canadian Property Management

CRE strategizes to meet 2030 commitments

Among its many challenges, the race to meet 2030 commitments for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction could have some public relations complications.
electric

CondoBusiness

Electric ride-sharing is the newest condo amenity

Residents of a freshly built mid-rise in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto have a fleet of electric vehicles waiting for them to use, whether that’s for a trip around town, a weekend getaway to the cottage or visiting family out-of-province.
Infrastructure

Construction Business

Infrastructure investment a go-to in downturn

For public partners, P3s are a means to transfer risk. For the private sector, infrastructure’s recession-proof profile dovetails with expectations for a prolonged building spree.
Housing supply-demand imbalance set to persist

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Housing supply-demand imbalance set to persist

Recent CMHC analysis concludes that approximately 3.5 million additional dwelling units are needed to meet demand and pull prices back into closer alignment with purchasers’ and tenants’ incomes.