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Top 10 Endangered Places

REMI Network

National Trust unveils Top 10 Endangered Places for 2017

Heritage treasures from British Columbia to Nova Scotia are featured on the National Trust for Canada’s Top 10 Endangered Places List for 2017.
Brant Park

CondoBusiness

Brant Park pays back $100-mil to syndicate lenders

Lenders in a syndicate mortgage that funded Brant Park received their principal back in full, as well as an estimated annualized return of 8.12 per cent.
purchasing practices

REMI Network

Mississauga adopts greener purchasing practices

The City of Mississauga is updating its purchasing practices in order to make the decision-making process much more sustainable and ethical.
Barrie rental housing market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Trends favour Barrie rental housing market

The city's overall rental vacancy rate is projected to climb as new purpose-built supply comes onto the market, but then stabilize at a still landlord-friendly 2 per cent for 2018.
real estate deals

CondoBusiness

Feds scrutinize real estate deals for tax compliance

The federal government is stepping up its scrutiny of real estate deals in a crackdown on tax cheating, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reported last Friday
Whole Foods

REMI Network

Amazon buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7-bil

Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market for US$13.7 billion in a giant leap of a deal that pushes the Internet retailer further into the grocery business.
resilience

REMI Network

City of Toronto appoints first chief resilience officer

Toronto has appointed Elliott Cappell as its first chief resilience officer.
Jodoin-first-woman-chair-AFG

Construction Business

Isabelle Jodoin is first woman to chair the AFG

Isabelle Jodoin, Stantec senior vice president, Quebec, has been appointed chairperson of the board of directors of the Quebec Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (AFG),
recycled tires

REMI Network

Recycled tires create more resilient concrete: study

Researchers at the University of British Columbia used recycled tires to develop a stronger concrete that could be used for buildings.
Command Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Humber River Hospital builds Command Centre

The construction of a state-of-the-art, digitally-advanced Command Centre, designed and built by GE Healthcare Partners, is now underway at Humber River Hospital, North America’s first fully digital hospital.
bacterial colonization

REMI Network

Sink removal in ICU rooms may reduce bacterial colonization

Removing sinks from rooms in intensive care units (ICU) and introducing water-free patient care lowers bacterial colonization rates.
York University Markham

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in York University Markham campus

Ontario is investing $127 million in the construction of a York University campus in Markham, which will be the first university campus in York Region.
condo law reforms

CondoBusiness

Updated timeline released for condo law reforms

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released an updated timeline for the roll out of condo law reforms.
LEAP Awards

REMI Network

HOOPP LEAP Awards honour environmental leadership

HOOPP recently handed out its sixth annual LEAP Awards to honour property managers and tenants across Canada for leadership in sustainability initiatives.
short-term rentals

CondoBusiness

Regs proposed for short-term rentals in Toronto

City of Toronto staff are proposing that short-term rentals be restricted to the home-sharing variety versus the commercial kind.
Caledon Capital Management

REMI Network

CBRE to acquire Caledon Capital Management

CBRE Group, Inc. will be acquiring Caledon, a Toronto-based investment management business.
energy savings

Canadian Property Management

Toronto buildings on track to energy savings

Toronto's commercial buildings have once again been designated as a course to energy savings in a new iteration of the conservation challenge, race2reduce.