Industry News

Junction

REMI Network

Marlin Spring’s mixed-use project in Junction to include condos

Toronto-based real estate firm Marlin Spring and Hines are slated to develop a 2.8-acre property in Toronto’s Junction Triangle.
zero-carbon

Design Quarterly

Zero-carbon, mass timber college building revealed

Centennial College’s $105-million expansion to the Progress Campus A Block building will be first zero-carbon, mass timber higher-education building in Canada when it completes in 2023.
Starlight and KingSett

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Starlight and KingSett acquire Northview Apartment REIT

Starlight and KingSett Capital announced that they have entered into an agreement to acquire Northview Apartment REIT in a transaction valued at $4.8 billion.
LEED Platinum

REMI Network

Condo is LEED Platinum first for Toronto

Aqualina at Bayside is the first high-rise condo in Toronto to earn LEED Platinum certification.
high labour shortage

Construction Business

B.C. demand for skilled labour high

The latest forecast from BuildForce Canada reveals construction demands will remain exceptionally high in B.C. and peak in the latter half of 2021.
Montreal

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s hottest rental markets: January 2020

A look at Canada's top-performing rental markets to date in 2020, according to the latest rent report from Rentals.ca and Bullpen Research & Consulting.
Nine Canadian municipalities piloted the Smart Energy Communities Benchmark

Canadian Property Management

Indicators map way for smart energy communities

Five indicators gauge local capacity to plan and manage energy systems, and five others measure tangible outcomes in land use, energy networks, water and waste services, transportation and the building stock
Misericordia Community Hospital

REMI Network

Misericordia Community Hospital renewal underway

A new emergency department expansion at Misericordia Community Hospital is now in the demolition and remediation phase, which should take four months.
water damage

REMI Network

Researchers develop new sensor for detecting water leaks

Water leaks are the leading cause of property losses in apartments, offices and other buildings, resulting in repairs and higher insurance premiums.
vacant homes in vancouver

REMI Network

Vacant homes in Vancouver down 15 per cent

The City of Vancouver says its Empty Homes Tax program appears to be working as the number of vacant homes decreased since 2018.
Prospects for office rent growth look good in Toronto

Canadian Property Management

Strong office rent growth foreseen for Toronto

That follows double-digit increases last year when Toronto was dubbed one of the "stand out performers" among major global cities, along with Boston and San Francisco.
northern Ontario

REMI Network

Upgrades coming to community agencies in northern Ontario

Community agencies across northern Ontario will be getting much needed repairs and renovations through a $1.6-million investment from the provincial government.
retirement living

Canadian Apartment Magazine

VivRE Communities expands in New Brunswick

ViveRE Communities, a Halifax-based company targeting "emply-nesters", announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire three multi-unit residential properties in New Brunswick.
Halifax portfolio

Canadian Apartment Magazine

CAPREIT completes acquisition of Halifax portfolio

Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (“CAPREIT”) has completed the purchase of the substantial Halifax portfolio it previously announced in December.
home buyers

REMI Network

Non-profit launches to protect Montreal home buyers

Non-profit SOS Plan de garantie résidentielle is now offering free support services to protect the rights of home buyers in Montreal. Buyers of new homes
Vancouver

REMI Network

Vancouver ranks as most walkable city in Canada

Vancouver topped a list of Canadian cities ranked as most walkable in 2020, according to new data from company Walk Score.
HAVAN Rapp

REMI Network

Gender-diverse boards produce more innovation

New research found that companies with more women on their boards produced a greater number of innovative patents.