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CERS draft legislation outlines new commercial rent relief program

Canadian Property Management

CERS draft legislation awaits adoption

CERS will deliver direct rent support to qualifying tenants without the need to work though their landlords. As a direct subsidy, unlike CECRA, no loan agreement is required.
Class A apartments

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Class A apartments hit hardest by pandemic

Although multi-residential housing is fairing better than other asset types, Class A apartments are feeling the strain of the pandemic. What will the road to recovery look like?
BOMA Canada

REMI Network

BOMA Canada awards industry’s best for 2020

BOMA Canada hosted its annual—and first ever virtual—National Awards Gala on October 29, 2020, marking another year for the CRE industry.
Most U.S. markets fall short of Vancouver and Toronto in Q3 2020

Canadian Property Management

Toronto and Vancouver outdo most U.S. markets

Canada has a numerically slight presence with disproportionate weight in Lee & Associates’ newly released third quarter commercial real estate results.
campuses

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How will campuses change because of COVID-19?

Colleges and universities are questioning how much space will be needed in the future campus, how it will be operated, and how to make our built environment more healthy, sustainable and resilient.
FM skills

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Closing the FM skills gap during COVID-19

It is critical that FMs be part of a back-to-work strategy to voice their ideas, suggestions and areas for improvement that can all be applied going forward.
September CECRA coverage

Canadian Property Management

Stop-gap September CECRA coverage offered

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance will be offered for a sixth month. The announcement comes eight days after the portal for new applications for the relief program appeared to be closed.
CECRA now closed to new applications for commercial rent relief

Canadian Property Management

CECRA now closed to new applicants

With the August 31 deadline for first-time applications for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) now passed, the three-month program that evolved into five months of relief is closed to new recipients.
COVID-19 brings fresh commercial office watchwords to the forefront

Canadian Property Management

Commercial office watchwords attuned to COVID

Market analysts typify a second quarter uptick in downtown sublet activity as a spurt, not a glut. However, they project the trend is likely to continue.
Quebec landlords and tenants ensnared in pandemic-related litigation

Canadian Property Management

Pandemic-related litigation brewing in Quebec

Commercial real estate specialists are noting a recent Quebec superior court decision with interest, suggesting it could become a beacon for other tenants seeking rent relief.
Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Virus hastens new tower at St. Michael’s Hospital

A much anticipated, and unfinished, addition to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto was fast-tracked to keep pace with a fast-moving pandemic.
black leaders

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada’s black leaders rarely board members

Black leaders are mostly absent from Canadian boards of directors, according to a new report from Ryerson University's Diversity Institute.
Sunnybrook Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Sunnybrook Hospital abuzz with beekeeping first

Sunnybrook Hospital has become the first healthcare facility in Toronto to welcome honeybees to its 100-acre property.
office-using sectors show relative resilience in COVID-19 job loss scenarios

Canadian Property Management

Office-using sectors show relative resilience

There is plenty of uncertainty and little consensus on the economic outlook for Canada and the United States. It is becoming clear that it will not be a V-shaped recovery, and it is more likely to be uneven and prolonged.
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 transit wariness

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Public transit wariness makes the core edgy

Commuters’ willingness to jump on the bus, light-rail car or subway is expected to be a driving factor in repopulating office space in some major North American markets, including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
social spaces

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Curating social spaces in 2020

Humans are naturally social creatures. So why shouldn’t our built environment be designed to accommodate and encourage this natural state of being?