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zoning bylaws regulations

CondoBusiness

Alberta introduces stronger protection for condo buyers

On October 12, the Alberta government approved the first stage of new regulations that will better protect condominium buyers in the province.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

High-rise development site sells in Coquitlam, B.C.

Colliers announced that it has sold a high density, mixed-use development site, located steps from the Burquitlam SkyTrain Station in West Coquitlam, B.C.
Hamilton

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New affordable housing facility coming to Hamilton

An affordable housing facility for individuals living with mental health issues and physical disabilities, broke ground today in the city of Hamilton.
home sales forecast

CondoBusiness

National home sales begin to climb in September

Canadian home sales increased by a modest 2.1 per cent between August and September 2017, according to statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
benchmarking diversity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design standards key to benchmarking diversity

Accessibility and inclusiveness are on the agenda for a pending update of the model green office lease that has become an entrenched standard in Canada's commercial real estate sector.
radon

REMI Network

Yukon first to require radon testing in child care centres

Yukon will soon be the first jurisdiction in Canada to make radon testing a licensing requirement for child care facilities.
Legionellosis

REMI Network

New protocol for cooling towers to prevent Legionellosis

New Legionellosis protocol outlines proper maintenance and safety practices associated with evaporative cooling systems.
high-tech community

REMI Network

Google spinoff to build high-tech community in T.O.

Sidewalk Labs is teaming up with Waterfront Toronto to transform 800 acres of Toronto's eastern waterfront into a global, high-tech neighbourhood
Canadian GRESB participants

Canadian Property Management

Canadian GRESB participants close gap to leaders

Eighteen Canadian real estate organizations undertook the rigorous reporting exercise, which plots portfolio-wide ESG (environmental, social, governance) intent, practices and outcomes, and collectively achieved an average score of 70 out of a possible 100 points.
Western

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Western receives $13.8-mil investment for new labs, equipment

The Government of Canada is investing $13.8 million in new research infrastructure, including new labs and equipment, at Western University through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
IREE certification

REMI Network

IREE certification for retrofits coming to Canada

CaGBC, GBCI and the Advanced Energy Centre are working together to bring the Investor Confidence Project and its IREE certification to Canada.
parliament hill Ottawa

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Protesters pre-empt Canadian Housing Strategy

Hundreds of protesters gathered on Parliament Hill today at an event organized by the Front d'action populaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU) and supported by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP).
Bayview Village Shopping Centre

REMI Network

Canada’s Best Restroom is crowned

Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto is the winner of Canada's Best Restroom Award.
new home warranties

CondoBusiness

Ontario moves to reform new home warranties system

The Ontario government last week delivered on previously announced plans to introduce legislation to reform the province’s new home warranties system.
energy efficiency national housing strategy

CondoBusiness

National Housing Strategy Roundtable seeks expert input

Housing experts and stakeholders recently met with Minister Duclos at a National Housing Strategy Expert Roundtable in Ottawa on October 5.
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Daniels to offer suites designed for accessibility

The Daniels Corporation last week unveiled plans to offer suites expressly developed for accessibility.
doulble LEED platinum

Design Quarterly

World’s first double LEED Platinum building

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world