Industry News

hourly wage increase promised for Commissionaires security personnel

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Security agency pledges hourly wage increase

Security personnel on the Commissionaires Canada payroll in Ontario can expect an hourly wage increase of $2 effective April 6, reflecting their current status as essential provincial workers and the front line pressures they are facing.
ASHRAE volunteers guidance for setup of temporary field hospitals

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE to aid setup of temporary field hospitals

ASHRAE has forged an epidemic task force to volunteer expert guidance on the setup of temporary field hospitals in non-traditional health care venues, such as convention centres and arenas.

REMI Network

Global COVID-19 response group launches

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Leesman are joining forces to build a global pan-industry response group
Urban residents' associations support human cohabitants

REMI Network

OFURA and BIN reach out to human cohabitants

The association’s membership is on standby to offer any latch-opening services humans may require during this time of social distancing.
covid CCA

Construction Business

CCA releases COVID-19 jobsite protocols

CCA has released its first version of the COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites to help the industry keep workers safe.
task force

Design Quarterly

IWBI creates respiratory health task force

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formed a task force on reducing the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.
emergency prepardeness

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Morguard details COVID-19 response activities

Morguard Corporation issued a statement acknowledging the effects of COVID-19 on the global market, while also detailing emergency health and safety measures.
supply chains

REMI Network

Ontario bolsters efforts to protect supply chains

New provincial regulations will ensure the demand for crucial supplies is visible and trackable.
Ontario municipalities revise schedules for property tax payments

Canadian Property Management

Schedules for property tax payments in flux

Late penalties for Toronto property tax, water and solid waste utility bills have been suspended until mid-May, while ratepayers get an additional 60 days to make tax payments. Mississauga has added 90 days to its tax payment deadlines.
residential buildings

REMI Network

Toronto urges new health, safety policies for residential buildings

The City of Toronto is asking landlords and condo boards to follow specific health and safety guidelines in residential buildings.
financial advice to renters

Canadian Apartment Magazine

FRPO issues advice to renters on behalf of Ontario landlords

With April 1st fast-approaching and financial constraints tightening for many Canadians due to COVID-19, FRPO issued a statement offering advice to renters facing hardship.
multifamily and retail stability on the CRE priority list

Canadian Property Management

Multifamily and retail stability on priority list

Some of Canada’s most prominent commercial real estate players are tackling the challenge of COVID-19, asset class by asset class.
CRU relief plan available in NADG's community malls

Canadian Property Management

Community mall operator unveils CRU relief plan

Small tenants in 12 of North American Development Group’s community shopping centres may be eligible to defer rent obligations for up to two months.
education property tax deferrals introduced in Ontario and Alberta

Canadian Property Management

ON/AB: education property tax relief introduced

Alberta and Ontario are offering ratepayers temporary relief from the education portion of property tax bills.
COVID-19 cleaning

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Killam Apartment REIT outlines COVID-19 response plan

Killam Apartment REIT issued a special statement outlining its Pandemic Illness Plan and the action steps it has implemented in response to COVID-19.
Ontario long-term care

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario long-term care sector receives funding

The Ontario government has announced $3.3 billion in new funding toward the health care sector, including critically needed funds for Ontario long-term care providers.
Quebec COVID-19

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quebec regions most impacted by COVID-19

With Quebec currently Canada’s hardest hit province accounting for more than 1,300 cases of COVID-19 as of March 25th, some regions have been notably affected.