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Diamond Schmitt among Canada’s top employers

Diamond Schmitt Architects is among Canada's top employers for 2019, recognized for its exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policy.

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CF Chinook Centre unveils new food court

Cadillac Fairview has completed its $17-million renovations of the food court at Calgary's Chinook Centre.

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Avison Young acquires UK-based GVA

Avison Young has entered into an agreement with global private-equity firm, EQT to acquire GVA, a U.K.-based real estate advisory-led businesses.

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National Bank breaks ground on new HQ

National bank launched construction on its new head office in Montreal on Nov.7, 2018. The headquarters will be located at 800 Saint-Jacques Street West.

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New app helps users with energy benchmarking

A free app for members of the design and construction community in Ontario called the tool – Compass for short – officially launched Nov. 7, 2018.
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CMHC predicts housing market activity to moderate

According to CMHC’s 2018 Housing Market Outlook, housing markets in Canada should see a moderation in both housing starts and sales in 2019 and 2020.

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Examining Canadians’ understanding of AMR

A recent survey by a global medical technology company – BD – revealed Canadians are unfamiliar with or largely unaware of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Continuing education prescribed for condo managers

Some condo managers who want to renew their licences next year will have to pass a test to prove they are current on Ontario’s condo laws.
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Sodexo Canada honoured for dedication to diversity

Sodexo Canada has been named WEConnect International’s 2018 Corporation of the Year in Canada for its focus on diversity, inclusion and gender equality.

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Heather Kirk joins Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust (Cominar) has appointed Heather Kirk as executive vice-president and chief financial officer effective Dec. 31, 2018.
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National housing market remains vulnerable: CMHC

Canada’s housing market remains highly vulnerable, yet conditions of overvaluation are slowing overall, notes CMHC’s most recent Housing Market Assessment.

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Calgary’s new Central Library opens its doors

Central Library is now open to the public in Calgary. The 240,000-square foot building is located in the East Village of the city.

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Construction of $22 million college campus in Toronto begins

Construction of Collège Boréal’s $22-million future campus in Toronto's Distillery District is underway. Development of the project kicked off on Oct. 29, 2018.
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B.C. considers Labour Relations Code changes

The B.C. government has released a report on updating B.C.’s Labour Relations Code after consultations with businesses, and labour organizations.
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Howard Roth joins Avison Young

Howard Roth has joined Avison Young as an independent advisor to support the commercial real estate services firm's strategic vision and global growth.

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Burlington Centre celebrates two milestones

On Oct. 27, 2018 RioCan's Burlington Centre marked it's $60-million makeover with a grand re-opening. The shopping centre's celebration coincided with its 50th-anniversary.

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Ontario Government introduces Bill 47 to repeal most of Bill 148

On Oct. 23, 2018, the Ontario government introduced, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act, 2018 – Bill 47. The legislation would repeal significant amendments made in the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act – Bill 148 – passed by the previous Liberal government.