affordable housing

affordable housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Survey finds half of renters plan to seek more affordable housing

A recent survey of 16,000 renters across 181 Canadian cities found that half of respondents are planning to look for more affordable housing due to the effects of COVID-19.
West Don Lands proposed rental towers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Plans submitted for West Don Lands rental towers

Toronto's developing West Don Lands community could see a pair of high-rise rental towers in the not-so-distant future. Plans include office, retail and 198 affordable housing units.
BC Victoria

REMI Network

Victoria hotel purchased for affordable homes

The B.C. government has purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel in Victoria for $18.5 million to provide more affordable homes for people in Victoria.
urban growth

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Tackling the challenges of urban growth

As rents continue to climb in Canada’s major metropolitan areas, “creative” and “collaborative” solutions will be needed to tackle the challenges of urban growth.
affordable housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada and Ontario sign first Canada Housing Benefit

The governments of Canada and Ontario announced a joint investment of $1.4 billion in the first Canada Housing Benefit, a new fund aimed at providing direct affordability support to Ontarians in housing need.
housing market

REMI Network

Five policies that could affect the housing market

Immigration figures into the Real Estate Investment Network’s list of five policies that are likely to affect the future housing market.
Galleria Mall

REMI Network

Art installation lights up Galleria on the Park site

A public art installation lights up the Galleria on the Park construction site as phase two gets underway.
fire hall 5

Design Quarterly

Vancouver fire hall with affordable housing opens

Vancouver’s newly-redeveloped Fire Hall No. 5 and YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace has opened. The unique project provides affordable housing on four floors.
metro vancouver

REMI Network

Vancouver to phase in 75% hike on empty homes tax

Vancouver will be phasing in an empty homes tax rate hike of 25 per cent for each of the next three years.
short-term rental

REMI Network

Tribunal upholds Toronto’s short-term rental by-law

Toronto’s short-term rental regulations are no longer in limbo after the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal dismissed operators' appeals on Monday.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Housing Now officially kicks off in Toronto

Housing Now, an initiative to activate City-owned lands for the development of affordable housing, has officially begun phase one of the program.
Vancouver

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Affordable housing for all

As Canada’s federal election inches closer, and hopeful candidates criss-cross the nation making bold declarations about future reform, affordable housing remains a hot-button issue for all.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds invest in Toronto affordable housing repairs

The federal government has announced a $116 million financial commitment to help support of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2019 Capital Repair Plan.
condo price

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada invests in new lending institution to spur affordable housing

Through the Government of Canada’s Affordable Housing Innovation Fund, $20 million is being invested in a new lending institution called HPC Housing Investment Corporation (HI-C).
ICBA workers shortage

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Brightside announces plans to redevelop five properties

Brightside Community Homes Foundation, one of Vancouver’s oldest and largest affordable housing societies, announced plans to redevelop five of its current buildings in an effort to respond to Vancouver’s housing crisis.
expanded Ontario cabinet

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ministers shift around expanded Ontario cabinet

The 28-member reconfigured roster brings some fresh faces to portfolios of key interest to the commercial real estate industry, but also leaves one of the most prominent players in place.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Calgary adopts new land sale policy

Calgary City Council announced it has adopted a new land sale policy in an effort to promote the development of more affordable housing.