Regulations & Codes

Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A first Passive House retrofit in Halifax

Once complete, it will serve as an inspiration for others pursuing deep retrofits of existing buildings, an endeavour that offers the most hope for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Halifax.
renovictions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Clamping down on renovictions

Hamilton will soon be the first city in Ontario to introduce a renoviction bylaw forcing landlords to obtain a licence prior to issuing an N-13
standard

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New standards for sustainable material use

A new set of standards defines minimum sustainability criteria for high-volume materials used in architecture and interior projects.
Canadian vehicle market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The changing Canadian vehicle market

The Canadian vehicle market is changing at a rapid pace, with the projected sales for electric vehicles (EVs) forecast to rise dramatically to align with Canada's goals.
mayoral candidates

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Mayoral candidates talk housing in latest debate

In the latest debate on housing matters, six leading mayoral candidates discussed their policies and promises for addressing Toronto's affordability crisis.
tornado

CondoBusiness

Tornado research uncovers risks for homeowners

Canada’s tornado risk is more widespread than once thought, according to a growing body of research that, for the first time, tracks the occurrence and aftermath facing property owners across the country.
Canadian buildings scrutinized in OECD review

Canadian Property Management

Canadian buildings scrutinized in OECD review

As part of a biennial review and benchmarking of Canada’s economic performance, a new OECD report looks at progress toward the interim 2030 target and 2050 goal for net-zero carbon emissions.
Meaford

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A supermarket becomes Meaford’s new library

The adaptive re-use project relocates Meaford Public Library from an inaccessible three-storey building to a one-storey facility.
electric

CondoBusiness

Electric ride-sharing is the newest condo amenity

Residents of a freshly built mid-rise in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto have a fleet of electric vehicles waiting for them to use, whether that’s for a trip around town, a weekend getaway to the cottage or visiting family out-of-province.
EV

CondoBusiness

Plugging into the future of EV charging

New buildings are subject to laws and regulations, which require them to be compatible with EVCs.
renting vs. owing

CondoBusiness

Living with dignity in multi-generational housing

Multi-generational homes are often an afterthought for builders who continue to favour housing geared to nuclear families. Rarely do municipalities legislate them.
Greater Golden Horseshoe Guelph

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Housing in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Does Ontario's growth plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe do enough to encourage affordable housing, or will it lead to more urban sprawl?
reserve fund

CondoBusiness

Condos at high risk from reserve fund shortfalls

The growing crop of condo owners across Canada will likely encounter huge annual fee increases and lump-sum payments due to low reserve fund contributions, authors of a new research report are warning.
Indigenous

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Indigenous-led projects raise bar for city-building

The architects and developers behind some of Canada’s new Indigenous-focused projects are designing spaces that harmonize with their natural landscapes, setting a higher standard for how urban buildings impact the environment and their surrounding communities.
surfside

CondoBusiness

The fatal flaws behind the Surfside condo collapse

Building failures of this horrific scope are seldom seen in North America. But it is important to examine what happened so we can learn and prevent similar collapses in the future.
hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Smarter care at Vaughan’s first hospital

Through the doors of Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, the first hospital to ever rise in Vaughan, Ontario, life’s health challenges are met with comfort, safety and lots of natural light.
IDC VODA awards

REMI Network

BOMA Canada honours national award winners

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA Canada) hosted its second virtual National Awards Gala on October 21, 2021.