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Best Restroom

Canadian Facility Management & Design

2018 Canada’s Best Restroom finalists announced

Cintas has announced the five finalists for its 2018 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. The public are invited to vote for their favourite until Aug. 17.
Halifax office vacancy rate

Canadian Property Management

Halifax office vacancy rate dips modestly

The Atlantic Canada real estate advisory firm, Turner Drake & Partners, reports a region-wide office vacancy rate of 15.25 per cent, representing a drop of more than 170 basis points since June 2017.
national home sales


National home sales rise 4.1 per cent in June

According to recent statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales climbed 4.1 per cent from May to June 2018.
Downtown Montreal office market

Canadian Property Management

Downtown Montreal office market making gains

Rents are rising, the availability rate remains steady even as new office space comes onto the market and construction crews are busy on in-progress commercial, multi-residential and public infrastructure projects.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multi-res apartment demand defines Q2

Multi-suite residential properties are in demand in the second quarter, with transaction volumes growing by 17.5% year-over-year.
Avison Young

Canadian Property Management

CDPQ injects $250 million into Avison Young

Strategic investment from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will allow the principals of Avison Young to regain 100 per cent of the common shares in their real estate services company.
retirement living

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Chartwell launches new retirement living campaign

Chartwell Retirement Residences is aiming to educate seniors and their adult children about retirement living through a new national advertising campaign.
retrofit financing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto may extend reach of retrofit financing

Toronto Council is considering opening up a loan fund for energy upgrades to a larger pool of borrowers, including private sector landlords, condo corporations, health care and educational facilities.
trades training

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Injuries to young workers declining in Nova Scotia

As more young people enter the workforce, workers and employers in Nova Scotia are being encouraged to make workplace safety a priority.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ISSA reveals expansion plans for Mexico show

An additional curriculum geared specifically to cleaning and maintenance professionals is set to be part of a new and improved ISSA Show Mexico 2019.
OHBA Awards of Distinction housing excellence

REMI Network

Winners of 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards announced

The winners of the 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced on Tuesday. Award recipients were determined by selecting the top performing facilities from

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Alberta to implement mandatory training for new commercial truck drivers

Training for new commercial truck drivers in Alberta is set to become mandatory in the wake of the Humboldt bus crash. Transportation Minister Brian Mason

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ottawa residents near Bluesfest fight public urination

Residents in an Ottawa neighbourhood have voiced their displeasure at concertgoers trespassing and urinating on their properties. The Bluesfest is currently underway in the capital
vancouver office space

Canadian Property Management

Q2 office vacancy space figures released

Figures for office vacancy space in Q2 of 2018 have been released. The report revealed positive absorption rates for most of the major markets in Canada.
office development

Canadian Property Management

GTA office market returns mixed second-quarter results

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) office market reached the midway point of 2018 with mixed second-quarter results, an new reports has revealed.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Historic rental building undergoes transformative renovation

Haeccity Studio Architecture, a Vancouver-based practice, recently completed a major revitalization of a three-storey, wood-framed building comprised of 19 rental units.
Diamond Schmitt

Canadian Property Management

North York Central Library reopens after renovation

A Diamond Schmitt project has “revitalized” the North York Central Library, one of the largest in Toronto.