Regulations & Codes

proposed code changes

CondoBusiness

Sights and sounds of proposed code changes

A package of proposed changes to Canada's National Building Code aims to improve navigability and safety in large buildings for people with mobility, vision and/or hearing constraints.
More rigorous energy performance standards for windows and doors proposed

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Windows and doors in the net-zero frame

A wider selection of high-performance windows and doors is expected to hit the market as Canada's National Energy Code continues to push the envelope toward net-zero-energy-ready development.
short-term rentals

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.
inclusionary zoning

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.
unpaid building code advisors

Canadian Property Management

Ontario spurns unpaid building code advisors

The 2019 Ontario budget lists the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council among 10 provincial agencies deemed to be unnecessary or imprudent expenditures.
Toronto community housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A new dawn for Toronto Community Housing

Toronto’s crumbling community housing stock is receiving some much-needed financial support to the tune of 1.3 billion, making it the largest federal housing investment in the city's history.
new home warranty

CondoBusiness

Manitoba sticks to optional new home warranty

After first postponing the date the legacy legislation from its predecessor would come into force, the provincial government now plans to repeal the New Home Warranty Act.
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.
affordable rental housing

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.
construction site security

CondoBusiness

Site security comes under renewed scrutiny

Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
development

CondoBusiness

Digging into development under Premier Ford

How might Ontario’s development landscape shift as the PCs take over the provincial policy levers from a 15-year-old Liberal government?
Tarion

CondoBusiness

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
commercial real estate

REMI Network

Top 12 stories to watch in 2018

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2018.
noise complaints

CondoBusiness

Turning down the volume on noise complaints

Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
accessibility audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.