affordable housing

Kensington Market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Purpose-built affordable housing planned for Kensington Market

Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood will be home to the city’s first purpose-built affordable homes for homeless people in more than 10 years.
private sector housing partners

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds open to private sector housing partners

As envisioned, the federal and provincial/territorial governments will jointly fund the 10-year, $40-billion package of policies and programs so many details are still missing or yet to be refined through future negotiations.
affordable housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Focus on Affordable Housing

First National's Daniel Bragagnolo discusses the financing complexities of affordable housing and the advantages of CMHC's new Flex Program.


Affordable housing development breaks ground in Scarborough

The Daniels Corporation and partner Diamond Corp. recently broke ground on a new condominium community called Daniels FirstHome Markham Sheppard.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Edmonton welcomes new modular apartment

Edmonton's first apartment block made entirely of shipping containers is opening this month at 95th Avenue and 163th Street. Known as Westgate Manor, the three-storey, 20-unit multifamily development will bring much needed affordable housing to the area.

REMI Network

Vancouver quadruples purpose-built rental target

Purpose-built rental housing will quadruple – up to 20,000 additional homes over the next ten years.
affordable housing

Construction Business

Calgary to sell seven sites for affordable housing

The City of Calgary will be selling seven city-owned sites to non-profit affordable housing providers.
purpose-built rental

Canadian Apartment Magazine

More purpose-built rental needed in GTA: CIBC

Preventing a full-blown housing-affordability crisis in the Greater Toronto Area will require GTA-specific policies aimed at increasing the supply of purpose-built rental units, finds a

Canadian Apartment Magazine

UK addresses decline in housing affordability

The United Kingdom's tight housing market has prompted new government efforts to relieve renting costs and boost the country's supply of private and public stock.

Canadian Property Management

Vancouver approves empty homes tax

The City of Vancouver has approved a program that will introduce a one per cent tax on empty homes, the first of its kind in

REMI Network

Affordable Housing Crisis Sparks Innovation

New funding models and innovative building techniques are expected to revolutionize the affordable housing sector in Canada.

Construction Business

Vancouver to build new affordable homes

The City of Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) is taking steps to build 400 new affordable homes on four city-owned sites worth $50 million. These sites

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Affordable housing coming to Vancouver

A new affordable housing development spanning four Vancouver sites is currently under construction, with the first 48 homes scheduled for completion next March.
affordable rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario opens way to inclusionary zoning

New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments. If passed, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016, will be the first of its kind in Canada and could take effect in early 2017, if not sooner.
affordable rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario’s long-term affordable housing strategy

The government of Ontario has announced it will be introducing a suite of legislative and policy measures, and investing $178 million over three years, to ensure that the people of Ontario have access to affordable and adequate housing.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Tackling B.C.’s affordable housing deficit

The Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) is concerned that the budget isn't doing enough to address B.C.'s affordable housing deficit, despite it looking good on paper.
A variety of low, medium and high rise social housing types in north London, England.High rise apartments tower over local authority housing and flats amidst a splash of green trees. The tower blocks are lit by the evening sun against a backdrop of ominous black storm clouds

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Tenant blowback hits heat recovery ventilation

Recent data analysis from the United Kingdom's Building Performance Evaluation program questions the suitability of some types of energy-saving technology for affordable housing projects.