Residential

Robson Street GWLRA

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rise of the Robson Street corridor

GWLRA has purchased two adjacent sites on Vancouver's famed Robson Street with zoning for 400 rental units and 40,000 square feet of retail.
Future Cities

CondoBusiness

Future Cities Institute aspires for breakthroughs

The institute aims to tackle the systemic drivers of housing-related affordability and innovate across sectors.
plastic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Plastic chemicals face growing scrutiny

The United Nations Environment Assembly adopted a resolution on March 2, 2022, to end plastic pollution by 2040.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Making a case for micro-unit apartments

As housing affordability and climate concerns continue to reach crisis levels, micro units are emerging as a promising, low-cost solution thanks to innovative design concepts improving interior efficiencies.
capital project

CondoBusiness

Considerations for deferring capital project work

The industry panel discussed what capital repairs and replacement costs could potentially be deferred by prolonging the life of various building components and what professional resources to seek for guidance.
2fifteen

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A benchmark for luxury living

New from DBS Developments, 2Fifteen is for ‘high net-worth individuals’ seeking flexibility, freedom, and carefree living without a long-term financial burden.
WELL

CondoBusiness

WELL evolves into residential communities

Minto Communities is the first developer in Canada to pilot the WELL for residential program, which sets out to create healthier homes.
rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

COVID-19’s impact on housing affordability

CMHC's Mathieu Laberge shares his perspective on housing affordability in Canada since COVID and what can be done to weather these challenging times.
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.
fall economic statement

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The road to more rental housing

Canada's fall economic update includes steps to crack down on short-term rentals and billions in financing toward rental housing construction.
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.
Etobicoke

CondoBusiness

A new approach to mid-rise living in Etobicoke

A new spin on the concept of stacked townhomes is promised to boost missing middle housing typologies in the Greater Toronto Area.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The legacy of Sen̓áḵw

Currently underway in Vancouver, Sen̓áḵw is a powerful testament to Indigenous land ownership and an economic legacy that’s expected to generate upwards of $10 billion in revenue for the Squamish Nation.
student housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada’s student housing pipeline

With skyrocketing rents and demand outstripping supply, the inability for many to find suitable, affordable student housing has dominated recent headlines.
amenities

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Must-have amenities for young professionals

Lee Galka Director of Business Development at Accora Village, shares seven ways to ensure your rental community stands out with the right amenities Gen Z'ers want.
dementia

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Probing the impact of renos on dementia patients

The quality of life awaiting future residents within the country’s institutional-like care facilities is facing scrutiny as researchers closely examine how these spaces are being reimagined for the better.
St. Lawrence Market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto’s legacy of inclusive city-building

As the city of Toronto accelerates efforts to address housing affordability, inclusivity and the barriers inhibiting rapid housing development were top of mind at the Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting.