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Grenfell_Tower_fire

Canadian Apartment Magazine

London fatal fire sparks high-rise safety concerns

The fatal fire that ripped through a 24-storey apartment tower in London, England, on Wednesday, June 14th, has left the city traumatized. Deemed one of the deadliest of its kind in the recent history, the blaze in the 120-unit Grenfell Tower council housing block has resulted in 30 confirmed deaths and dozens of lives still unaccounted for.
retail market

Canadian Property Management

National retail market highlights: spring 2017

Colliers' National Retail Report highlights the Q1 retail market and explains how all malls in Canada will undergo some fundamental structural change.
Old Port of Montreal

Canadian Property Management

Old Port of Montreal unveils new master plan

A preliminary master plan for the Old Port of Montreal imagines a dynamic, mixed-use waterfront site with closer access to the St. Lawrence River.
asbestos

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
toronto_apartment_buildings

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Apartment Market Highlights: Q2 2017

Above average transaction volumes, persistent demand, and foreign capital have been driving Canada's commercial investment property market in 2017, according to a recent report issued by Morguard Corporation.
green roof

Canadian Property Management

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
energy conservation programs

Canadian Property Management

Alberta rolls out energy conservation programs

Commercial business operators and broader public sector entities such as health care facilities, schools, universities and colleges can claim for partial refunds of applicable purchases made since March 24 of this year.
custodial injuries

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hidden costs of custodial injuries

Cleaning contractors and facility managers that hire their own cleaning staff are often not aware of hidden costs that can result from custodial injuries.
pests

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

No vacancy for pests in hotels

With the right strategy in place, hotels can put out the “no vacancy” sign for pests and help ensure guests have a pleasant stay.
hospital upgrades

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Utility savings fund Saskatoon hospital upgrades

After completing significant hospital upgrades last year, Royal University Hospital is now doubling the expected savings from energy improvements.
commercial electricity customers

Canadian Property Management

Commercial electricity customers mull decision

Newly expanded eligibility for Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative could be even more punitive for smaller customers on the losing side of cost redistribution.
apartment

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto Community Housing in crisis

It has been another tumultuous month for Toronto Community Housing, Canada’s largest social housing provider. The city-run entity with a $9-billion portfolio is once again facing criticism for failing in the upkeep of its 58,000 units.
range anxiety

Canadian Property Management

Retail leader buckles down on EV range anxiety

CF's national electric vehicle charging program will add 45 networked chargers at 15 shopping centres, helping to ease range anxiety and ramp up EV sales.
vacant unit rebate

Canadian Property Management

Cities poised to terminate vacant unit rebate

Past, present and would-be recipients bristle at suggestions that the rebate is a subsidy or a disincentive to improve the marketability of their properties.
infection control

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Infection control downplayed in surface selection

Staff continue to face challenges with cleaning, disinfecting and infection control because purchase items often don’t meet PIDAC best practices.
pests

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping the dirtiest pests out of foodservice areas

To avoid negative publicity, it’s important to be aware of the dirtiest pests that are the greatest risk to your restaurant area.
net positive energy office

Canadian Property Management

Net positive energy office set to rise in Waterloo

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.