Industry News

Ontario extends eviction prohibition for commercial tenants in rent arrears due to COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

Ontario adds two-month reprieve for rent arrears

Provincial intervention in the commercial sector is limited to tenants who meet the prerequisites for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance, but whose landlords have not applied for the relief.
funds released for school energy retrofits

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Carbon pricing bankrolls school energy retrofits

Promised allocations from the federal Climate Action Incentive Fund have been released for building envelope, lighting and HVAC system improvements.
Oxford moves into the cold storage sector

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Oxford warms to cold storage sector

The CAD $475 million investment aligns the Canadian pension fund with the largest global player in cold storage logistics as momentum builds for digital commerce in grocery retailing.
CAT

REMI Network

New regs usher in expansion of CAT disputes

The Ontario government is amending a regulation under the Condo Act, which will allow the CAT to exclusively handle more types of disputes.
IFMA

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Seneca students launch new IFMA chapter 

Amidst an aging workforce, two Seneca students have launched the International Facility Management Association’s newest student chapter to help learners pursue careers in facility management.
public transit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Research to gauge returns on public transit

COVID-19 has forced Canada’s transit authorities to grapple with the twin challenges of public health logistics and declining revenues. A new stream of federal infrastructure spending will target pandemic-resilient infrastructure.
Chartwell retirement

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Chartwell provides bleak operational update

Despite positive ratings from residents and families, the pandemic continues to have a negative impact on occupancy levels at Chartwell retirement homes.
strata insurance

REMI Network

B.C. amends strata insurance regs

B.C. is amending its Financial Institutions Act to address the rising cost of strata insurance and bring more transparency to the industry.
fossil fuel

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Biogen pledges to go fossil fuel-free by 2040

Biogen is embarking on a 20-year journey to eliminate fossil fuel emissions across its global operations and promote health equity.
August rents

Canadian Apartment Magazine

August rents declined in most Canadian markets

As August rents continued to decline in most Canadian markets, experts agree that the lower demand is a reflection of several COVID-related factors, including income loss.
hospitals

REMI Network

Ontario hospitals get funding for critical upgrades

A provincial funding boost of $175 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects will address critical maintenance in 129 hospitals.
home sales

REMI Network

New record set for Montreal home sales

This year, the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area recorded the highest number of home sales ever for the month of August since 2000.
RESCON

REMI Network

RESCON kicks off anti-racism campaign

RESCON has initiated a campaign to bring employers, unions and government together to combat and address racism in the industry.
centre for real estate studies opens at Concordia University

Canadian Property Management

Concordia U bolsters real estate studies

Students pursuing a degree through the John Molson School of Business can earn a minor in real estate, aligned with the new academic centre to support teaching and research.
affordable rental homes

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ottawa announces plan to build 700 new affordable rental homes

The Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCH) announced plans to invest $167.9 million toward the construction of 700 new affordable rental homes.
arts venue

REMI Network

Montreal arts venue slated for redevelopment

L'Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes, a non-profit arts organization based in Montreal, will be demolished and then reborn on its current site.
fulfilment centre

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Amazon Canada opening fulfilment centre in Hamilton

Amazon Canada has announced plans to create a fulfilment centre and delivery station in Hamilton, located near the airport in Mount Hope.