Industry News

Bill 104 land-use planning

CondoBusiness

Ontario legislation replaces OMB with local appeal panels

Earlier this week, the Ontario government passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, legislation that will provide communities with a stronger voice in land-use planning.
GreenON retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New program supports low-carbon innovation in Ontario

GreenON, a new program from the Green Ontario Fund, is supporting industries to reduce GHG pollution from their facilities or manufacturing processes.
Site C

Construction Business

B.C. government will move forward with Site C

The controversial Site C hydroelectric dam in B.C., now pegged at $10.7 billion, will be allowed to complete, avoiding adding billions in debt.
rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Saskatchewan amends rental legislation

Saskatchewan has introduced amendments to rental legislation to address recent concerns about cannabis, misuse of the eviction process, and the disposal of abandoned goods.
musculoskeletal disorders

REMI Network

New e-course targets musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders often result from common physical and psychosocial demands in the workplace.
Allied

REMI Network

Allied selling five-property portfolio in Winnipeg

Allied Properties REIT has entered into an agreement to sell its portfolio of five properties in Winnipeg, expected to close on December 18.
restaurants

REMI Network

Startup transforms restaurants into daytime offices

The founder of Hailo has launched a new app, which turns restaurants only open at night into workspaces during the day.
carbon neutrality

REMI Network

McGill University plans to be carbon neutral by 2040

McGill University is committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.
maintenance

REMI Network

Ontario’s auditor general flags maintenance oversights

Almost $19 million was spent on operating and maintaining 812 vacant buildings in Ontario from 2016 to 2017.
GTA new homes market TREB

CondoBusiness

GTA condo prices climb by double-digits year-over-year

According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, high-density home types such as condominium apartments experienced a double-digit price increase year-over-year in November 2017.
construction

REMI Network

Revamped Ontario law helps construction workers get paid on time

Construction workers in Ontario can look forward to being paid on time for the work they do under the province's updated Construction Lien Amendment Act.
electric vehicles

CondoBusiness

Proposal aims to remove roadblocks to electric vehicles in condos

The Ontario government is looking at ways to next spring remove roadblocks to installing electric vehicle charging stations on condo properties.
workplace safety

REMI Network

Alberta overhauls workplace safety rules

Workers in Alberta would be able to refuse unsafe work conditions under new workplace safety legislation the provincial government is proposing.
operating presssures

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Sectors compare and contrast operating pressures

Participants in an executive roundtable discussion at last week's PM Expo in Toronto rated emerging and age-old operating pressures differently depending on their tenants' key demands.
award Brock Commons

Construction Business

International engineer award for Brock Commons

Brock Commons Tallwood House in Vancouver has earned an international award for innovation from the Institution of Structural Engineers.
Mac Awards

Canadian Apartment Magazine

2017 FRPO Mac Awards winners

The 2017 FRPO Mac Awards gala was held on Thursday, November 30th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year, the prestigious event set a new attendance record with over 1,000 guests, as well as a record number of submissions.
rsz_graham_retirement_home

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Réseau Sélection acquires three Montreal retirement homes

Réseau Sélection announced it has acquired three retirement homes in Montreal, all of which were previously owned by Prével Retraite and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ