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condo

CondoBusiness

More draft regs released under condo law reforms

The Ontario government released Friday a third round of draft rules under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act.
Fitwel

REMI Network

Menkes is first Canadian real estate Fitwel Champion

Menkes is first in Canadian real estate to implement Fitwel, a new certification program that measures occupants' physical, emotional and mental well-being.
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Canadian Property Management

Business applauds B.C. electricity cost relief

The B.C. government has pledged to lower the 7 per cent provincial sales tax (PST) on electricity to 3.5 per cent as of this October, and phase it out completely by April 2019.
real estate leaders

REMI Network

QuadReal names real estate leaders to founding board

QuadReal Property Group has appointed new business and real estate leaders to its board of directors.
job cuts

Canadian Property Management

Job cuts lead Newfoundland’s way forward

Promised actions include a 10 per cent reduction in the provincial government's building footprint, beginning with the return of 40,000 square feet of leased space to the market by March 31 this year.
Planon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Planon sponsors new IFMA Foundation publication

The IFMA Foundation and Planon have released a new publication which focuses on the ways that innovation is transforming the workplace in a digital economy.
Sunnybrook

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in Sunnybrook blood cancer facility

Ontario is investing in a new facility at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to provide specialized treatment for people suffering from blood cancers.
indoor air quality

REMI Network

Mobile app finds solutions for indoor air quality issues

A new mobile app helps individuals find solutions to indoor air quality problems in their workplace.
York University

REMI Network

York University to upgrade buildings, systems

York University is upgrading its buildings and systems to improve research and experiential learning opportunities for students.
Green Squared

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Green Squared recommended for federal purchasing

Green Squared has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing.
Upper Canada Mall

REMI Network

Upper Canada Mall plans for $60-mil retrofit

Oxford Properties Group plans to redevelop and expand the former Target location at Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket, Ontario.
Vancouver-modular-housing

Design Quarterly

Vancouver’s first temporary modular housing

Completion of Vancouver’s first modular housing development at 220 Terminal Avenue was celebrated in late February. The innovative project helps to address the affordable housing
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Killam Apartment REIT appoints new CFO

Philip Fraser, President and CEO of Killam Apartment REIT announced an important change to Killam's executive team, naming Dale Noseworthy its new CFO.
self-storage facilities

REMI Network

SmartREIT partners with SmartStop to build self-storage facilities

SmartREIT and SmartStop have formed a joint venture to build and co-own rental self-storage facilities in Canada.
apartment transaction

Canadian Apartment Magazine

CAPREIT acquires Montreal luxury apartment

CAPREIT announced that it has waived conditions and will acquire a Montreal luxury apartment, comprised of 256-suites and located in the affluent Côte-Saint-Luc neighbourhood.
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Design Quarterly

Diamond Schmitt opens Vancouver studio

Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has announced the opening of its new studio at 1500 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver. Ana Maria Llanos, senior associate
energy and water reporting

REMI Network

Ontario enacts energy and water reporting reg

Ontario has now enacted its energy and water reporting and benchmarking regulation to help large buildings cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.