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condo market

CondoBusiness

On the move in the condo market

In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
Condo communities

CondoBusiness

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
climate change

CondoBusiness

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
Public disclosure of energy use and GHG intensity holds little appeal for building owners concerned about uninformed scrutiny

Canadian Property Management

Public disclosure could foil energy reporting

The City of Winnipeg has invited commercial building owners and institutional facility managers to affix their Energy Star Portfolio Manager results on a publicly accessible map.
short-term rental

CondoBusiness

Vancouver to rev up short-term rental reg goals

Vancouver plans to expand its partnership with strata corporations to crackdown on operators who don’t comply with short-term rental regulations.
Forest Hill condo

CondoBusiness

Forest Hill condo promises direct LRT access

The Forest Hill will become one of the first condos with direct subway access to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Housing Now officially kicks off in Toronto

Housing Now, an initiative to activate City-owned lands for the development of affordable housing, has officially begun phase one of the program.
Gen Z friendly cities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Gen Z friendly cities foster a rising cohort

The study assesses and scores 110 prominent international cities on 22 indicators deemed to support and/or influence the age cohort born between 1997 and 2012.
short-term rental rules

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The long-term impact of short-term rentals

Rules surrounding short-term rentals have been the subject of much debate in cities all across Canada. What will the long-term effects of the new rules be on Toronto's multi-res apartment owners?
scrutiny of accessibility

Canadian Property Management

Ontario aims to relax scrutiny of accessibility

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing says the underlying principle of improving accessibility will be maintained, and connects the revisions to the government's commitment to cut red tape that is slowing down the production of new housing.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Inclusionary zoning prompts debate in T.O.

Inclusionary zoning has become a heated subject once again in the wake of the Ford Government’s “More Homes, More Choice” action plan, otherwise known as Bill 108.

CondoBusiness

B.C. RE sector boosts anti-money laundering efforts

Five agencies are uniting to combat money laundering in B.C.'s housing market.
rethinking real estate

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Stigma fuels case for rethinking real estate

Much of the current negative sentiment relates to the emergence of informal rooming houses in predominantly single-family residential areas near suburban post-secondary campuses.
suburban office parks

Canadian Property Management

Mixed uses to ease into suburban office parks

The new policy would give developers a basis to challenge any local government's veto of non-employment land uses in suburban office parks.
clothing donation bins

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
houses

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Affordable rental housing on national agenda

As 2019 begins, Canadians continue to face a well-chronicled slate of challenges when it comes to finding affordable rental housing. Here, housing experts share their insights...and even a few solutions.
waste

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Addressing sub-standard rental housing

Hamilton-area landlords are speaking out after city councillors voted to move ahead on a rental housing licensing pilot affecting properties with six or fewer units. If approved, landlords will be required to obtain a rental housing license for $200.