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green loan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Concert Properties acquires first green loan for B.C. development

Concert Properties is the first company to gain access to a new green loan that supports sustainable projects with strong environmental benefits.
CECRA allocations

Canadian Property Management

Feds suggest CECRA sets Canada apart from peers

About $221 million in Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance had been disbursed as of July 3, Finance Minister Bill Morneau reported in the 2020 Economic and Fiscal Snapshot he released today.
GTA home

REMI Network

GTA home sales climb back up in June

GTA realtors reported 8,701 home sales in June—a 1.4 per cent drop compared to June 2019, and a much larger increase compared to sales results in May.
mask bylaw

REMI Network

What does Toronto’s mask bylaw mean for condos?

A new bylaw exempting condos from mandatory mask-wearing inside the building means corporations might want to impose a mask policy for common elements.
Canadians now fill half of BOMA International executive officer positions

REMI Network

Canada ensures true international BOMA executive

Canadians now fill half the executive officer positions of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International with the election of Randal Froebelius as vice chair.
Ontario health training

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ontario offers free online health and safety training

The Ontario government's new online health and safety training touches on topics such as infection control, ladder safety, and preventing harassment.
Ontario Ombudsman investigates delays at Landlord and Tenant Board

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario Ombudsman tracks LTB’s sluggish pace

The Ombudsman's newly released 2019-20 annual report identifies the Landlord and Tenant Board as one of the most common sources of complaints, prompting an in-progress investigation.
Canadians named ASHRAE outstanding achievers

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadians among ASHRAE outstanding achievers

This year’s select group of honourees for distinguished service, exceptional service and distinguished long-term membership was announced at the Society’s annual conference, which is unfolding in a four-day virtual format.
FCM

Construction Business

FCM releases guide for cities to rebalance streets

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released a new guide to help cities effectively modify urban streets amid the pandemic.
School of Continuing Studies

REMI Network

York U kicks off rise of School of Continuing Studies

York University virtually broke ground on the first dedicated structure for its School of Continuing Studies to celebrate the new Keele campus facility.
Younger households express more concern about ability to pay accommodation costs than do other homeowners or renters

CondoBusiness

Accommodation costs unnerve younger households

Financial uncertainty related to COVID-19 appears to be weighing more heavily on younger households than other homeowners and renters.
the Reframed Lab

Canadian Apartment Magazine

B.C. launches Reframed Lab pilot for multi-unit housing retrofits

BC Housing, the City of Vancouver, the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and the Pembina Institute announced they are launching an initiative called the Reframed Lab to demonstrate retrofit projects on multi-unit residential buildings.
bacteria corrosion

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Reopening buildings face bacteria, corrosion issues

As buildings are reopened, inactive plumbing lines may cause bacteria and corrosion problems that lead to additional issues beyond the spread of coronavirus.
water quality

REMI Network

Ontario guide helps buildings restore water quality

Building owners and managers are responsible for water flushing activities to restore drinking water. Sometimes this process could take up to 12 weeks.
metro vancouver

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Vancouver amends zoning and development bylaw

Amendments to the zoning and development bylaw for C-2 commercial districts in Vancouver will soon allow developers to build six-storey rental housing.
wellness ready

REMI Network

Quadrangle and Human Space launch Wellness Ready

Quadrangle and Human Space have launched Wellness Ready, a program to support businesses as they create healthy environments for returning occupants and customers.
Most downtown office markets still seeing few impacts from COVID-19

REMI Network

Q2 leaves most downtown office markets unscathed

Second quarter vacancy rates and rent trends provide a first look at Canadian commercial real estate markets during widespread COVID-19-triggered business shutdowns.